Injuries and Waiver Wire Week 16







Will Levis -- Titans QB Levis was injured in overtime on Sunday vs the Texans.

Kyler Murray - Cardinals QB Murray briefly left Sunday’s game due to an unspecified injury but was able to return.

Brock Purdy - 49ers QB Purdy briefly left Sunday’s game after taking a nasty hit but was able to return.

Zach Wilson - Jets QB Wilson left Sunday’s game at the end of the first half vs the Dolphins due to a head injury.



Zack Moss -- Colts RB Moss suffered an arm injury and could not return to Saturday afternoon’s game vs the Steelers.

Keaton Mitchell –Ravens running back Mitchell left Sunday night’s game in the second half with a knee injury.



Marquise Brown - Cardinals WR Brown suffered a heel injury and did not return.

Ja'Marr Chase -- Bengals WR Chase suffered a shoulder injury vs the Vikings on Saturday. Chase is considered “day-to-day” with a sprained AC joint.

Michael Pittman Jr. -- Colts WR Pittman suffered a concussion after taking a nasty hit while making an acrobatic catch during Saturday afternoon’s game.

Jayden Reed - Packers WR Reed suffered a toe injury and could not return.

Jaylen Waddle - Dolphins WR Waddle briefly left Sunday’s game early in the first quarter due to a chest injury but was able to return later in the quarter.



Travis Kelce - Chiefs TE Kelce was injured late in the fourth quarter of Sunday’s game.

Trey McBride - Cardinals TE McBride suffered a shoulder injury during the first half of Sunday’s game vs the 49ers but was able to return.





Jake Browning -- Bengals backup QB Browning has been quite a find. Since taking over for Joe Burrow, Browning has scored 26.66, 23.70 and 18.96 fantasy points. He’s passed for over 300 yards in two of his three games and hopes to lead the Bengals into the playoffs despite losing their star QB. Browning is available in 77 percent of NFL Fantasy leagues.

Also consider:

Gardner Minshew II



Zamir White -- Raiders starting RB Josh Jacobs missed week 15 due to a quad injury, and backup White filled in admirably. White carried the ball 17 times for 69 yards and a touchdown and added three receptions for 16 yards, totaling 17.50 fantasy points. He is available in 93.1 percent of NFL fantasy leagues. If you need an RB2 for the playoffs, look at White.

Ty Chandler -- Chandler filled in for an injured Alexander Mattison on Saturday and gashed the Bengals on the ground. Chandler had 23 carries for 132 yards and a touchdown, and even added three receptions for 25 yards to his total. He finished the day with 24.70 fantasy points. This is Chandler’s third game of double-digit fantasy points in his last five games, showing that week 15 was not just a one-off. With Mattison out, look for Chandler to continue to carry the load for the Vikings. Chandler is available in 73 percent of NFL fantasy leagues.

Trey Sermon -- Unfortunately, Colts RB Moss injured his arm during week 15’s game vs the Steelers. Backup Sermon was asked to step up, and he did. Sermon had 15 carries for 86 yards and ran all the way down the field vs the Steelers in the fourth quarter. Should Moss miss any time, look into adding Sermon. Keep in mind that RB Jonathan Taylor could be back sometime soon, so be cautious with your bids here.

Also consider:

Clyde Edwards-Helaire, Chase Brown



Josh Palmer -- In his first game back from Injured Reserve, Palmer hauled in four receptions for 113 yards and a touchdown. Palmer is a much-needed weapon for the Chargers offense, who are without Keenan Allen due to a heel injury. Palmer’s upside is limited due to backup QB Easton Stick now being the starting QB, but Palmer should be a solid flex option for most weeks.

Curtis Samuel - Samuel continued his hot streak in week 15, scoring two touchdowns and 21.10 fantasy points. Over his last month, Samuel has scored 19.00, 10.50, and 21.10 fantasy points. It’s hard to trust a receiver in an offense with several quality receivers and mediocre QB play, but Samuel has really been coming through for fantasy managers lately. He is a solid flex option while he’s on this streak.

Noah Brown - Brown makes another appearance in this article after leading the Texans in receiving this week. Brown had eight catches for 82 yards and a touchdown. Brown had a brief period earlier this season where he went off for 150+ yards in back-to-back contests, showing that he can provide upside if called upon. The Texans were without Tank Dell and Nico Collins today, so Brown was asked to step up, and he did.

Josh Reynolds - Reynolds has been operating as the second receiver in this offense all season. To start the year, Reynolds had double-digit fantasy points in three of his first five games. Since then, he has fallen off a bit, not scoring more than 10.00 fantasy points until week 14, where he had 44 receiving yards and a touchdown, scoring 13.40 fantasy points. He followed up his week 14 performance with a similar yardage amount (41 yards) but didn’t get into the end zone in week 15. With the Lions being a high-octane offense and fighting for a high playoff seed, there will be plenty of fantasy points scored in this offense. Look for Reynolds to have a role down the stretch.

Also Consider:

Zay Jones, Quentin Johnston, Cedric Tillman, Demarcus Robinson



Isaiah Likely -- Likely had his big breakout game in week 14. He hauled in a touchdown and added 83 yards. He followed that up in week 15 with another strong performance in Week 15. Likely remains available in 75 percent of NFL Fantasy leagues and is a solid add for teams in need of a starting TE.

Also consider:

Darren Waller, Tucker Kraft