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That’s Going to Leave a Mark – Week 16 Injury Report

Championship Week is around the corner! We are also at the point where big injuries can extend into 2024. @JohnnyBGoodeDFF looks at the injuries from Week 16 and addresses the long and short term impact

Trevor Lawrence – Shoulder, Week to Week

MRI has come back, and per Ian Rapoport, it does not appear to be a significant injury. This is likely a shoulder sprain. Lawrence’s absence from Week 17 would be linked to his discomfort, lack of arm strength, and accuracy issues that may ensue. Watch his practice this week to determine availability, but it might be safe to have a Plan B for your Fantasy Championship Week.

Raheem Mostert – Knee, Week to Week

Mostert has a history of knee injuries, but 2023 has been relatively healthy for him. This has resulted in being one of the biggest bargains of 2023. Not much is known about his availability for this week, so this is another situation to monitor as the week progresses. It would not be surprising for Mostert to get some rest this week, as he did play a season-low 19 snaps in Week 16.

Isiah Pacheco – Concussion, Likely Out Week 17

Most players have missed at least one week following a concussion this season. The biggest issue with this concussion is that it occurred on Monday, which shortens the opportunity for Pacheco to progress through the concussion protocol. I would consider him out for Week 17.

Jordan Addison – Ankle, Week to Week

Having avoided a high ankle sprain, Addison could suit up for Week 17. The Vikings may need him after losing Hockenson to an ACL injury. He plays Sunday night, so have a Plan B ready if you are going to roll the dice on Addison.

Courtland Sutton – Concussion, Week to Week

Another concussion from Week 16. Having suffered the concussion on Sunday, he has a chance to suit up in Week 17. Watch his progress through the protocol and check his status on Saturday.

Jaylen Waddle – High Ankle Sprain, Likely out for fantasy season

Typical recovery time for wide receivers returning from a high ankle sprain is about 3-4 weeks. Look for Miami to put Waddle on the shelf to prepare for the playoffs. Make other arrangements at wide receiver.

TJ Hockenson – Torn ACL, Out into 2024

These injuries are particularly disappointing. For those entering their Fantasy Championships, they are looking for a tight end to start Week 17. For those who were already out, their 2024 season is at risk. ACL surgeries typically take about ten months from the time of surgery to return to sport. Gallup and Godwin returned much quicker in 2022, but we saw a significant drop in fantasy production- especially from Godwin- until that ten-month mark. Look for Hockenson to target a Week 1 comeback, but don’t be surprised if he ends up on the PUP to start the year.

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