Fantasy Football News: Injury Update 12/13/14
Fantasy Football Injury News: Week 15 Outlook on Ailing Players
December 13, 2014
Is your fantasy team all set for the second week of the playoffs? Ready or not, Week 15 in the NFL is upon us, and we’re already seeing some impacting performances out of a few players--for better or worse. That said, it’s Saturday, and that means it’s time for us to take a look at the injury reports from around the league. Let’s see which fantasy names are ailing and what to expect from them this week.
Tony Romo is listed as probable this week, heading into a clutch game against the Eagles. Whether or not you can trust him in fantasy, however, is debatable. He had a pretty crummy game against Philly in his last outing, and hasn’t played well there throughout his career.
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The Chiefs’ Jamaal Charles is officially listed as probable, which doesn’t come as much surprise, but it is a relief to all the fantasy owners relying on him against the Raiders on Sunday.
Julio Jones owners will have to watch him up until game time this weekend against the Steelers. He’s questionable with that hip injury. If Jones ends up playing, you’ve pretty much got to start him.
The Broncos’ Montee Ball will be out once again due to that groin injury, but no big surprise there. In a related situation, Ronnie Hillman is questionable while C.J. Anderson is probable.
In other Broncos news, TE Julius Thomas is officially listed as probable for the Chargers game. He was able to get in limited practices on Wednesday and Thursday, then upgraded to full on Friday.
Thomas has been out for three games.
The Titans’ Kendall Wright goes into Sunday as questionable against the Jets. If he plays, it’ll be with a splint on his hand, which has a cracked bone. Assuming he can get that worked out, he’s got a nice matchup against the lowly Jets.
In Baltimore, Ravens WR Torrey Smith was able to practice yesterday. It’s the first time this week he’s participated.
Smith is probable for tomorrow’s game against the Jaguars, which is pretty remarkable considering the gloomy reports coming from the media this week concerning his condition.
As of yesterday, the Texans’ Andre Johnson hadn’t cleared the league’s concussion protocol yet and thus hadn’t gained clearance to play tomorrow against the Colts.
That said, he may be able to pass the tests before the team takes the field, so he’ll be a player to watch.
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