Fantasy Football Injury Tracker: Latest on Dalvin Cook


One of my championship-bound rosters relied on Dalvin Cook and Chris Godwin throughout the regular season. And now, my championship roster features Breshad Perriman and Mike Boone as I straggle toward the finish line.

Let’s hope that your fantasy championships have a brighter outlook than mine. Take note of the following injuries, as every small detail can make or break your run for the gold.

Houston Texans at Tampa Bay Buccaneers

HOU RB Carlos Hyde, Questionable (Ankle)
HOU WR Will Fuller, Questionable (Hamstring)
TB WR Chris Godwin, Out (Hamstring)
TB QB Jameis Winston, Questionable (Thumb)

Fantasy Impact: Breshad Perriman is a must-start in fantasy, as is Jameis Winston even without his top two targets (depending on who your backup quarterback is). Carlos Hyde isn’t a particularly encouraging candidate to lead your team’s rushing attack against a stingy Bucs’ rushing defense, but if you think you’ll need an explosive performance to carry you to an improbable win, Fuller is a very interesting candidate.

Breshard Perriman scores a TD for the Bucs.
Breshard Perriman scores a TD for the Bucs. Photo credit Getty Images

Buffalo Bills at New England Patriots

NE WR Julian Edelman, Questionable (Knee)

Fantasy Impact: Edelman is a tricky play against a good Bills defense, but one thing we can be fairly sure of is that he’ll take the field. Edelman is as tough as nails and doesn’t often miss time.

Los Angeles Rams at San Francisco 49ers

No fantasy-relevant injuries.

Cincinnati Bengals at Miami Dolphins

No fantasy-relevant injuries.

Pittsburgh Steelers at New York Jets

NYJ WR Robby Anderson, Questionable (Illness)
NYJ WR Demaryius Thomas, Doubtful (Hamstring)
NYJ RB Bilal Powell, Questionable (Ankle)

Fantasy Impact: None of the above should be in your starting lineups, even if they can play. The Steelers defense is too good.

New York Giants at Washington Redskins

NYG TE Evan Engram, Out (Foot)
NYG TE Rhett Ellison, Out (Concussion)

Fantasy Impact: This doesn’t have a major fantasy impact, but the trio of Sterling Shepard, Golden Tate and Darius Slayton are all playable options this week against a vulnerable Washington secondary.

Carolina Panthers at Indianapolis Colts

CAR WR Curtis Samuel, Questionable (Knee)

Fantasy Impact: If Samuel can go, he makes for an unreliable flex option. Look elsewhere for a better option. If he can’t go, D.J. Moore’s value rises.

Baltimore Ravens at Cleveland Browns

No fantasy-relevant injuries.

Jacksonville Jaguars at Atlanta Falcons

JAX WR D.J. Chark, Questionable (Ankle)

Fantasy Impact: Gardner Minshew showed phenomenal chemistry with D.J. Chark earlier in the season, and it’s possible that they can rekindle that flame against the Falcons. However, he’s a risky play with a very low floor.

New Orleans Saints at Tennessee Titans

TEN WR Adam Humphries, Out (Ankle)

Fantasy Impact: Humphries’s injury doesn’t have much of an effect on what should be a good game.

Oakland Raiders at Los Angeles Chargers

OAK RB Josh Jacobs, Out (Shoulder)

Fantasy Impact: There aren’t any other candidates for fantasy rookie of the year than Jacobs, but he unfortunately won’t be able to build on a strong season as he sits in Week 16.

Detroit Lions at Denver Broncos

DEN TE Noah Fant, Questionable (Shoulder)
DET RB Bo Scarbrough, Questionable (Ribs)

Fantasy Impact: Neither of these guys are starts you’d be happy with in a championship game. Fant hasn’t displayed any consistency, and the possible return of Kerryon Johnson puts a damper on Scarbrough’s floor and ceiling.

Arizona Cardinals at Seattle Seahawks

ARI WR Christian Kirk, Questionable (Ankle)

Fantasy Impact: Kirk practiced in a limited fashion on Thursday, very much leaving his availability up in the air. He’s worth a flex play should he be able to go in what may be a shootout.

Dallas Cowboys at Philadelphia Eagles

PHI WR Nelson Agholor, Questionable (Knee)
PHI RB Jordan Howard, Questionable (Shoulder)

Fantasy Impact: The Eagles offense is never fully healthy, and Jordan Howard may miss another week. Miles Sanders is then a solid RB2 play, while it’s hard to trust any wide receivers.

Kansas City Chiefs at Chicago Bears

CHI WR Taylor Gabriel, Out (Concussion)

Fantasy Impact: Allen Robinson has been fantastic this year and is the only reliable Chicago Bears starter in fantasy football.

Green Bay Packers at Minnesota Vikings

Dalvin Cooks evades a tackle against the Lions.
Dalvin Cooks evades a tackle against the Lions. Photo credit Getty Images

MIN RB Dalvin Cook, Out (Chest)
MIN RB Alexander Mattison, Questionable (Ankle)

Fantasy Impact: Cook has officially been ruled out for this game, while his backup Mattison remains questionable after getting some work in on Saturday. Regardless of Mattison's status, Mike Boone is most likely the guy for the Vikings on Monday night.