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Injuries and Waiver Wire week 16 2022
WEEK 16 INJURY REPORT:
None of note.
Travis Homer (Ankle) - Travis Homer suffered an ankle injury and could not finish the game.
Shi Smith (Foot/Head) - Shi Smith suffered multiple injuries on Sunday and could not finish the game.
Christian Watson (Hip) - Christian Watson injured his hip and could not finish Sunday's game vs the Dolphins.
Greg Dulcich (Hamstring) - Broncos TE Greg Dulcich suffered a hamstring injury on Sunday and could not finish the game.
Kylen Granson (Ankle) - Granson was ruled out for Monday Night Football.
Hunter Henry (Knee) - Patriots TE Hunter Henry suffered a knee injury and could not return.
Jonnu Smith (Head) - Jonnu Smith suffered a head injury and was not able to finish the game.
WEEK 17 WAIVER WIRE:
Daniel Jones III (NYG) - Daniel Jones has been inconsistent this season, but he's scored above 17 fantasy points in three of his last four games. The Giants travel back home to face the Indianapolis Colts in week 17. The Colts have allowed the second-most fantasy points to opposing QBs over the last two weeks. Daniel Jones is available in 44.7 percent of NFL Fantasy leagues. If your QB is injured or has been struggling, see if Daniel Jones is available in your league.
Sam Darnold (CAR)
Tyler Allgeier (ATL) - Coming off of their bye, it appears that Falcons' rookie RB Tyler Allgeier has taken over the Falcons' primary RB duties. Allgeier carried the ball 17 times for 139 yards and a touchdown, totaling 22.60 PPR fantasy points in week 15. Allgeier had more carries than Cordarrelle Patterson, who had 14 carries versus Allgeier's 17. Allgeier followed that up with 18 carries for 74 yards, along with four receptions for 18 yards in week 16, leading the Falcons backfield yet again. Expect Allgeier to continue to see an increased workload down the stretch. Allgeier is currently available in 51 percent of Yahoo Fantasy leagues and 82.9 percent of NFL Fantasy leagues.
James Cook (BUF) - While rookie James Cook has been inconsistent this season, he remains one of the top backups in the league in a top-tier offense. Over his last two weeks, he seems to be a bit more consistent, totaling 11.90 and 17.80 fantasy points. Cook had 99 rushing yards and a touchdown, along with nine receiving yards on Saturday. Cook is available in 48 percent of Yahoo Fantasy leagues and 66.2 percent of NFL Fantasy leagues. Add him if he is available in your league.
Zack Moss (IND) & Deon Jackson (IND) - When Jonathan Taylor injured his ankle in week 15, it was RB Zack Moss who led the way for the Colts. Moss had 24 carries for 81 yards on the day. Week 15 was the first week where we really got to see Moss get a heavy workload for the Colts this season. The Colts backfield will likely be a committee between RBs Zack Moss and Deon Jackson. Jackson had 13 carries for 55 yards plus one catch for one yard and a receiving touchdown. Moss played 53 snaps compared to Jackson's 25 snaps. Deon Jackson has filled in for Taylor previously this season and played well enough for fantasy purposes (13.10 and 28.10 PPR fantasy points in weeks five and six). Both Colts RBs are viable pickups with this Taylor news. Zack Moss is available in 56 percent of Yahoo Fantasy Leagues while Deon Jackson is available in 85 percent of NFL Fantasy leagues.
Jerick McKinnon (KC), Chuba Hubbard (CAR)
Jahan Dotson (WAS) -Perhaps week 15 was the Dotson breakout game folks have been waiting for. Dotson scored a touchdown on Sunday night last week, and he also hauled in an incredible 61-yard catch over Giants DB Jason Pinnock midway through the fourth quarter. He finished the game with four catches for 105 yards and the TD. Dotson followed that up with another six receptions for 76 yards, and a touchdown. Jahan Dotson was a 2022 first-round pick, and the team hopes he can continue to produce big plays to end the season. Dotson has scored 16.40, 20.50 and 19.60 fantasy points in each of his last three games. Dotson is currently available in 77 percent of Yahoo Fantasy leagues and 92.3 percent of NFL Fantasy leagues.
Richie James (NYG) - Richie James has scored 17 or more fantasy points in two of his last three games and scored 8.20 fantasy points in the other game. He's been peppered with targets during that span. James had nine targets in week 14, five targets in week 15, and 12 targets in week 16. The Giants are so thin at receiver, so we can expect the targets to keep on coming. James is available in 96.7 percent of NFL fantasy leagues and 83 percent of Yahoo fantasy leagues.
Donovan Peoples-Jones (CLE), Darius Slayton (NYG)
Chigoziem Okonkwo (TEN) - Did you know that in three of his last four games, Chigoziem Okonkwo has tallied 68, 45 (plus a touchdown) and 54 receiving yards? Chigoziem Okonkwo is quietly becoming a steady producer at a tight end position that is severely lacking steady producers. Week 15 was the second time in the last three weeks where Okonkwo played the most snaps out of any Titans tight end. He was a bit of a letdown in week 16 with the Titans' QB change, but we should continue to ride the hot hand. Okonkwo is available in 72 percent of Yahoo Fantasy leagues and 92.5 percent of NFL Fantasy leagues. Add Okonkwo if you've been underwhelmed by your tight end lately.
Mitchell Wilcox (CIN)