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Injuries and Waiver Wire week 15 2021
WEEK 14 INJURY REPORT, WEEK 15 WAIVER WIRE:
WEEK 14 INJURY REPORT:
Josh Allen (Foot) - Josh Allen was seen wearing a walking boot after his game vs the Buccaneers on Sunday. Allen was able to finish the game.
Taylor Heinicke (Knee) - Heinicke suffered a knee injury and was unable to finish the game. After the game, Adam Schefter reported that Heinicke will undergo an MRI on his knee on Monday, but the team believes he is fine and should be able to play next week.
Lamar Jackson (Ankle) - Jackson sprained his ankle in the second quarter and could not return. Jackson was seen in a walking boot after the game.
Giovani Bernard (Hip) - Bernard was ruled out with a hip injury. X-Rays were negative.
Rex Burkhead (Groin) - Burkhead injured his groin on Sunday.
Austin Ekeler (Ankle) - Ekeler was unable to finish Sunday's game with an ankle injury. In the postgame press conference, Chargers coach Brandon Staley said that Ekeler is fine and could have returned to the game.
Kareem Hunt (Ankle) - Hunt left the game with an ankle injury. After the game, Adam Schefter reported that Hunt will undergo a precautionary MRI on Monday, but Hunt and the team felt he could have returned to the game if needed.
Austin Walter (Illness) - Walter had an illness and was not able to finish the game.
Terry McLaurin (Concussion) - McLaurin was evaluated for a concussion and did not return. He will now need to clear the concussion protocol to return to action.
Emmanuel Sanders (Knee) - Sanders was injured early in Sunday's game.
Equanamious St. Brown (Concussion) - Per the Sunday Night Football broadcast, St. Brown was ruled out with a concussion.
Tory Carter (Ankle) - Carter did not return after injuring his ankle.
Sammis Reyes (Concussion) - Reyes was evaluated for a concussion and did not return.
WEEK 15 WAIVER WIRE OPTIONS:
Taysom Hill (NO) - Despite not being the most accurate passer, Taysom Hill has produced big-time fantasy numbers when he is given the opportunity. He's scored over 24 fantasy points in each of the last two games he's started. Most of Hill's fantasy numbers have come on the ground, as he had over 100 rushing yards in week 13, and 73 rushing yards in week 14 with two rushing touchdowns. Hill is available in 89% of NFL.com fantasy leagues and 65% of ESPN leagues and is a must-add for any team that needs a quarterback. The Saints face off against the Buccaneers in week 15.
Jimmy Garoppolo (SF) - Garoppolo faces off against the Atlanta Falcons at home next Sunday. Over the last two weeks, the Falcons have given up the second-most fantasy points per game to opposing quarterbacks. Garoppolo scored over 20 fantasy points in week 14. Jimmy G is available in over 85% of both ESPN and NFL fantasy leagues. He's a nice streaming option for week 15.
Also Consider: Carson Wentz (IND), Ben Roethlisberger (PIT)
Rashaad Penny (SEA) - Penny has shined in his recent opportunity to be the Seahawks' featured back. With Chris Carson out for the season, Alex Collins struggling, and Adrian Peterson/Travis Homer not active, Penny came through for fantasy managers in week 14. Penny ran 16 times for 137 yards, and even had two touchdowns, totaling 26.80 fantasy points. Perhaps Penny has done enough to take over as the lead back for Collins with this performance. Regardless, Penny should be on our radars down the stretch.
Rhamondre Stevenson (NE) - Stevenson is currently in a three-way committee with Damien Harris and Brandon Bolden for the Patriots. However, the rookie has really displayed some upside this season. He's shown he can produce solid numbers even in a committee. Stevenson has produced 12.60, 27.40, 8.50, 4.60 (a stinker) and 7.80 fantasy points over the last month. Currently, Harris and Bolden are healthy, so Stevenson's production might be tough to rely on a week-to-week basis, but he should still be rostered in most leagues. Stevenson is available in over 71% of leagues on NFL.com right now. If you're in a pinch at RB, take a chance on the rookie who has shown some upside.
Also Consider: Sony Michel (LA), Devontae Booker (NYG)
Russell Gage (ATL) - What if I told you that there is a receiver who is seventh in the NFL among all receivers in PPR scoring over the last two weeks that is available in 57% of fantasy leagues right now? That's right. Russell Gage has been on fire lately. He's scored 18.20, 22.00, and 10.40 fantasy points over the last three weeks. Given the situation of the Falcons' receiver room, I expect this production to continue. Gage is currently available in 75% of ESPN Fantasy leagues and 57% of NFL.com leagues. Let's ride the hot hand here.
Laquon Treadwell (JAC) - Another receiver who has been surprisingly consistent over the last few weeks is former first round pick Laquon Treadwell. He's scored over nine fantasy points in every game during that span. Ever since Jamal Agnew suffered a season-ending injury, Treadwell has come along nicely for the Jaguars. Treadwell gets matchups vs the Texans and the Jets over the next two weeks. Treadwell is available in 99.9% of leagues on both ESPN and NFL.com right now. He is worth an add and possibly is playable as a flex option in those matchups.
Robby Anderson (CAR) - When I was watching the games on Sunday, I thought I was seeing ghosts out there. Did Robby Anderson really score over 20 PPR fantasy points in week 14? Where has this been all season? Anderson led Carolina in targets (12) and had seven receptions for 84 yards and a touchdown in the Panthers' first game without Offensive Coordinator Joe Brady in charge. Perhaps all Anderson needed was an offensive coordinator change? We'll see. It does not hurt to add Anderson to the back of your bench and see if he can build on this performance.
Also Consider: Amon-Ra St. Brown (DET), Jamison Crowder (NYJ)
Austin Hooper (CLE) - Austin Hooper played well in week 14, hauling in five of seven targets for 30 yards and a touchdown. He gets a fantastic matchup in week 15 vs the Las Vegas Raiders, who have given up the second-most fantasy points over the last two weeks to opposing tight ends. Hooper was tied for second on his team with seven targets. If you have an injured TE on your roster, perhaps take a look at Hooper to fill the void.
Gerald Everett (SEA) - Anyone interested in a revenge-game narrative? Everett returns to Los Angeles to face his former team, the Rams in week 15. Everett has been a bit inconsistent this season, just take a look at his finishes since week 10: 14.30, 6.70, 14.70, 0.70, 10.80 fantasy points. Very much up and down. You're just hoping he gets into the endzone here.
Also Consider: Tyler Conklin (MIN)
PHI vs WAS
SF vs ATL
MIA vs NYJ