Free Agency and Injury report week 17 2019
The NFL season is over and only a select few teams have injuries worth analyzing. No one appeared to have suffered an injury that could jeopardize their 2020 seasons. Here's the list of injured players who are heading into the off-season:
- Anthony Miller - foot
- Will Grier - foot
- Kenny Golladay - concussion
- Cordarrelle Patterson - concussion
Now onto the two with playoff implications.
The Big One
Miles Sanders left versus the Giants on Sunday with an ankle injury and did not return. Doug Pederson did not give an update on his health after the game. Sanders was taped dancing with Boston Scott after the game and looked fine. The Eagles pulled away in the second half and Boston Scott was going off. Sanders' services weren't needed even if he was healthy.
If he does suit up next week, expect 15-20 carries and a handful of receptions for Sanders again. The Rookie of the Year contender has been a true workhorse down the stretch.
Even if he does play, Scott will be heavily involved in the offense. He went in on the Giants with 138 total yards and three scores. Every time Scott takes the field, he makes an argument for never taking him off.
Despite the injuries to their pass-catchers and Sanders, neither J.J. Arcega-Whiteside nor Jordan Howard appeared on the stat sheet. Don't expect them to do much, if anything, going forward.
Should Sanders sit, Scott would likely get a three-down role and play almost every snap. He toted the ball 19 times and added four receptions on Sunday. Despite his diminutive size (5'7", 195 lbs.), the Eagles treated him like an every-down back.
The Much Smaller One
Jaron Brown was ruled out with a knee injury almost immediately after going down. It's possible that he does not play in the Wild Card round.
Since Week 8, Brown only has three targes and a handful of routes run. His absence doesn't change much but it would put Malik Turner and David Moore on the field for a few more snaps next week. Moore is an intriguing flyer in fantasy playoffs as the third option for Russel Wilson.