Let’s take a look at the latest injury news and notes around fantasy football. To stay up to date on all of the latest fantasy football news, be sure to follow @FantasyProsNFL on Twitter and bookmark the FantasyPros NFL Player News page.
Fantasy Football Injury News
Check out the latest news and notes around the NFL.
Aaron Jones (hamstring) listed as limited participant Monday
Aaron Jones (hamstring) was listed as a limited participant on Green Bay’s practice report on Monday.
Jones has been out for two-straight weeks while nursing a hamstring injury, and he was still estimated to be a limited participant on Monday. It seemed like he had a chance to play in Week 3, so maybe he will be able to suit up even with the short turnaround before Week 4. If he’s active, he will be a must-start and will force AJ Dillon to revert to his backup role in this backfield.
Jonathan Mingo going through concussion protocol
Jonathan Mingo is currently going through the NFL’s concussion protocols.
Mingo caught three passes during Sunday’s loss to the Seahawks and must’ve picked up a head injury somewhere along the way. He’s in the league’s concussion protocols now, and it’s unclear when he will be able to get through them. The rookie hasn’t been super productive to start the year, and both DJ Chark Jr. and Terrace Marshall Jr. will get more work if he’s out against the Vikings.
Jaylen Waddle: Yet to clear concussion protocol, nearing return
According to Dolphins’ HC Mike McDaniel, star WR Jaylen Waddle has not managed to clear the NFL’s concussion protocol, but he is “optimistic” that Waddle will clear it soon.
The Dolphins offense looked more than fine without Waddle on Sunday, dropping a team-record 70 points, but that does not mean Waddle is not an essential piece to the offensive puzzle in Miami. Waddle is the deep threat, averaging a ridiculous 20.5 yards per reception, improving upon his league-leading 18.1 YPR from 2022. Waddle seems to be trending towards returning to the Dolphins lineup in Week 4 when the team faces their toughest test thus far, Buffalo. The week’s practice reports should give a clearer indication as to Waddle’s status.
Derek Carr (shoulder) week-to-week with AC joint sprain
Derek Carr (shoulder) has been diagnosed with a sprained AC joint and is considered week-to-week.
Carr suffered the injury in a Week 3 loss to the Packers and was taken to a local hospital for additional testing. Now, it looks like the veteran quarterback’s status for Week 4 versus Tampa Bay is up in the air. Jameis Winston could draw the start, in which case he would rank as a low-end QB2 for fantasy football purposes.