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Fantasy Injury updates: Latest news on James Robinson, Miles Sanders, Clyde Edwards-Helaire affects week 17 waiver thread mics more

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James Robinson, Miles Sanders, Clyde Edwards-Helaire, Darrell Henderson and Jordan Howard all suffered injuries just before the start of the Fantasy Championships, so obviously their statues will affect the world of fantasy football as a whole – especially the renunciation of the week 17 wire mics. We have the latest updates on each player below and how their injuries are affecting the fantastic outlook for others.

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WEEK 17: Best waiver wire mics

James Robinson injury update

Robinson tore his Achilles against the Jets, so his season is obviously over (and probably part of next season). It’s a big blow to Robinson’s owners as we approach the final week of the fantastic season, so you may have to get creative in figuring out how to replace him. Dare Ogunbowale is set to regain the lead in Jacksonville, but there’s a ton of risk surrounding him. He’s playing in New England in Week 17, so the Jags offense should be completely shut down. Would anyone be surprised at a shutout? Ogunbowale has worn 17 times against the Jets but has accumulated just 57 yards rushing (3.4.YPC). The Jets are the most generous team for fantastic RBs, which seemed like one of their best scenarios. Plus, we can’t know for sure that he’ll be the hobbyhorse of the comeback. He did it with a one-game sample, but with a full week of practice, there’s a chance Jacksonville will mix up other guys.

In the end, we do wait him to handle the vast majority of RB touches, but he’ll probably have to catch a lot of assists to really work as a starter in fantasy championship games. We classify it as a low end RB3. There are wide receivers out there that have a better, fanciful outlook on overrides, so go with them in the flexible spot. Of course, you might have to play Ogunbowale at RB – just be aware that its floor is practically non-existent and its ceiling is limited. A cheap touchdown of a yard is all you can really hope for.

STANDARD RANKING FOR WEEK 17:
quarterback | Back | Wide receiver | Tight end | D / ST | Kicker

Miles Sanders injury update

UPDATE: Nick Sirianni has said Sanders (broken hand) will not play in Week 17 against Washington.

Sanders will have his broken hand tested later this week to see if he has more serious damage or if he can play despite the injury. Sanders is looking better since returning from his knee injury, so fantasy owners will be anxious to see if he can take on Washington in Week 17. In Week 15 against Washington, Sanders managed 20. touches in total and racked up 146 total yards, so he’s already proven productive against Washington’s spiraling defense. If he plays, you start him off, so keep an eye out.

If he doesn’t play, Jordan Howard would be the best standard league option, but he also suffers from an injury (see below). If Sanders and Howard are both absent, Boston Scott becomes a super attractive flexible option and would surely handle a ton of touches. For now, we consider Sanders to be a low-end RB2, but his cap is much higher considering how the Eagles’ rushing offense plays out. If he’s out, Howard could be in the same range as standard, while Scott would be in that neighborhood on PPR.

WEEK 17 PPR RANKINGS:
quarterback | Back | Wide receiver | Tight end | D / ST | Kicker

Clyde Edwards-Helaire Injury Update

UPDATE: Edwards-Helaire suffered no structural damage and is expected to “come back soon“After his swelling has subsided, according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport. It still seems unlikely that he will play in week 17, but we’ll have to watch the training reports.

There were concerns that Edward-Helaire suffered a broken collarbone, but NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reports that X-rays of Clyde Edwards-Helaire’s collarbone injury were negative. That said, her Week 17 status could still be on hold, so we’ll have to see what happens later in the week.

Cincinnati is just a neutral game for RBs, so we consider CEH a low-end RB2 if he plays. If his touches are limited, his ground could certainly be much lower. If he’s out, Darrel Williams would become a low-end RB2 and Derrick Gore would be a deep league flex option best suited to standard leagues.

Darrell Henderson Injury Update

UPDATE: Henderson suffered a sprained MCL and was placed on IR.

The Rams are hoping Henderson only suffered a minor knee sprain, but tests later in the week will tell us more about his status ahead of a clash with the Ravens. While Baltimore’s defense has been awful, it still ranks in the top 12 defenses against Fantastic RBs, and it seems pretty clear that Sony Michel is now leading in LA. The tables have turned here, so Henderson is bordering on unplayable, except in very deep leagues if someone is in a bind at RB. It’s unfortunate for those who rolled high on Henderson’s wings earlier this year, but it’s the reality of the situation.

At this point, Henderson should no longer be seen as a fantastic option. His presence would only slightly lower Michel’s ceiling, which despite everything remains a solid room.

Jordan Howard Injury Update

UPDATE: Nick Sirianni has said he “hopes” that Howard can play in Week 17 against Washington.

Howard left the game against the Giants with what’s called just a dart, so right now we’re not worried about his availability for Week 17. As mentioned before, Washington’s defense is completely crumbling, and while this is just a neutral matchup for RBs on paper, they’ve been a lot worse lately. Philly’s ground offense is flourishing and Washington’s defense on all three levels looks atrocious.

If Miles Sanders (see above) is out, Howard will turn out to be a very appealing piece and stand on the border of a must-have option. He should handle most of the work on the goal line, but we know the Eagles don’t hesitate to put one of their RBs in there for that duty. He might disappoint in the PPR leagues, but he should pay off for your fantastic title hopes in the standard leagues as a low-end RB2. If Sanders is playing, he can just be started in deeper leagues.


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