Jeff Wilson Jr.
RB - MIA
This Week Outlook
Jeff Wilson Jr. recorded 15 carries for 45 yards in Sunday's 23-21 loss to the Patriots. He also caught three of his seven targets for 31 yards.
While Wilson Jr. lead the way with 15 carries, his running mate Raheem Mostert saw one more target. The big number of targets to the running backs can mainly be attributed to the Dolphins having to turn to their backup quarterbacks with Tua Tagovailoa inactive. Furthermore, it's sounding unlikely that Tagovailoa will play in Week 18. While the Dolphins offense is not as explosive without Tagovailoa, the running backs may continue to see more targets. However, it is still a committee backfield that has been hard to assess as of late. Wilson Jr. is at home in Week 18 when he faces a tough Jets defense.
Jeff Wilson Jr. carried the ball nine times for 37 rushing yards and one touchdown while also hauling in one of two targets for three receiving yards in the Dolphins' 26-20 Week 16 loss to the Packers.
Wilson Jr. has now found the end zone in three of his last five contests despite failing to surpass 40 rushing yards in four of those five same games. The running back has offered fantasy owners a low-end flex option for much of the season with touchdown dependency with backfield mate Raheem Mostert the clear No. 1 option in the Miami backfield. Up next is a stiff Week 17 road matchup against the New England Patriots with Miami in need of a win to keep their playoff hopes alive.
Jeff Wilson Jr., who was questionable for the Dolphins' Week 16 game against the Packers with a hip injury, is active.
Wilson was reportedly close to playing last week against Buffalo and was able to practice in a limited fashion this past week, and looks ready for a normal workload here. But with Raheem Mostert running well and the Dolphins' split of their RB touches a question mark even on the best of days, Wilson makes a very risky play in your semifinal week.
The Miami Dolphins have listed RB Jeff Wilson Jr. (hip) as questionable for Sunday's game against the Green Bay Packers.
Wilson is questionable to play after being limited in practice all week with a hip injury. The 27-year-old RB missed the team's last game with the injury. RB Raheem Mostert started in his absence, rushing for 136 yards on 17 carries. If Wilson misses again, Mostert may see another expanded role. If Wilson returns, the Dolphins may return to a committee.
Jeff Wilson Jr. was limited in practice on Wednesday.
It was reported that Wilson was "close" to playing in Week 15 so the limited practice to open the week is a good sign for his status to return this week. He will likely return to a committee with Raheem Mostert which makes this a tough situation to trust for fantasy managers.