WR - Minnesota Vikings - IR
Minnesota Vikings WR Jalen Nailor remains out in Week 16 due to his concussion.
Nailor was inactive in Week 15 as he progressed through the league's concussion protocol. The 24-year-old WR is still not practicing, bringing concern regarding his status. If he can return to practice next week, he could have a chance to return in Week 17.
Minnesota Vikings WR Jalen Nailor is inactive for Week 15 as he deals with a concussion.
After starting his year on injured reserve, Nailor has made his way back into the Vikings' rotation. He was particularly active during his return in Week 10 due to injuries, but he saw less action in Weeks 11 and 12 until he played on 24% of the snaps in Week 14 and saw five targets. He is out for Week 15 but could be back in time for Week 16.
The Minnesota Vikings have placed WR Jalen Nailor on the injured reserve, meaning he will miss at least the next four games.
Nailor is a former sixth-round selection by the Vikings in the 2022 NFL Draft out of Michigan State. In his rookie year, he caught nine passes for 179 yards and a score. After playing just one offensive snap in 2023, he will miss time on injured reserve.
Minnesota Vikings WR Jalen Nailor returned to practice Monday.
Nailor has missed weeks of training camp with a leg injury. The 24-year-old saw limited action in 2022, tallying 179 yards and one touchdown on nine receptions in 15 games. Nailor will likely be a depth receiver for the Vikings in 2023, limiting his fantasy value.
Jalen Nailor caught three passes for 89 yards and a touchdown in Minnesota's 41-17 loss to the Green Bay Packers.
Nailor, a sixth-round rookie from Michigan State, was the team's leading receiver on Sunday. He totaled 89 yards and found the end zone, which is more than you can say about most Vikings' players in Week 17. Virtually nobody has him rostered in any fantasy formats, but this little flash of potential could give him some sleeper dynasty value as an aging Adam Thielen's possible replacement down the road.