2022 NFL Fantasy Injury Update: Jamaal Williams, Damien Harris, Deebo Samuel and Tyler Lockett for Week 17

We’ll go over Jamaal Williams, Damien Harris, Deebo Samuel, and Tyler Lockett’s injuries and how they affect Week 17.

NFL Fantasy Injury Update Week 17: Jamaal Williams, Damien Harris, Deebo Samuel and Tyler Lockett

NFL Fantasy Injury Update Week 17: Jamaal Williams, Damien Harris, Deebo Samuel and Tyler Lockett
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  • Jamaal Williams
  • Damien Harris
  • Deebo Samuel
  • Tyler Lockett

Let’s devive to it.

1. Jamaal Williams

UPDATE (Dec. 31): Jamaal Williams (leg) isn’t listed on the Week 17 injury report ahead of a matchup with the Bears.

Many people did not report that Jamaal Williams left the Lions’ Week 16 game and did not return.

D’Andre Swift was the Lions’ starting running back, while Justin Jackson was the backup.

Williams played a season-low 24% of the snaps following his third consecutive poor fantasy performance.

This week, keep an eye on the Lions’ practice reports because Williams’ status is in doubt.

2. Damien Harris

UPDATE (Dec. 31): Damien Harris (thigh/personal) practiced fully Friday and doesn’t carry an injury designation for Sunday’s game against the Dolphins.

Harris is getting closer to returning to action, but he was unable to do so in Week 16 due to the same thigh injury that has kept him out for a while.

The Patriots had planned for Harris to be active in Week 16 in case of an emergency, but that did not happen.

Harris could return in Week 17, but keep an eye on the practice reports, which will begin to be released on Wednesday.

3. Deebo Samuel

UPDATE (Dec. 31): According to ESPN.com’s Nick Wagoner, Samuel (knee) did not appear to do much during the early portion of Friday’s practice.

Kyle Shanahan, head coach of the San Francisco 49ers, told reporters on Monday that Deebo Samuel’s ankle and knee are healing well, and he may be able to return to practice this week.

We last saw Samuel play in Week 14 against the Buccaneers, so if he does return in Week 17, he will be on schedule, according to initial reports.

Samuel could return during the fantasy football championship weekend. There’s some potentially exciting stuff on the horizon.

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4. Tyler Lockett

UPDATE (Dec. 31): Tyler Lockett (hand) plans to play in Sunday’s game against the Jets, though he acknowledged Friday that the final decision will be made by coaches and trainers.

The Seahawks offense looked off without Tyler Lockett on the field on Sunday, but that could be the only game he misses.

Head coach Pete Carroll stated before his team’s game this week that Lockett could return from surgery after only one absence.

We’ll see if that’s just lip service but keep an eye on the Seahawks practice report on Wednesday, when they take the field for the first time this week.

Thursday, Dec. 29

Dallas Cowboys at Tennessee Titans, 8:20 p.m., Amazon

Sunday, Jan. 1

Arizona Cardinals at Atlanta Falcons, 1 p.m., Fox

Pittsburgh Steelers at Baltimore Ravens, 1 p.m., CBS

Chicago Bears at Detroit Lions, 1 p.m., Fox

Jacksonville Jaguars at Houston Texans, 1 p.m., CBS

Denver Broncos at Kansas City Chiefs, 1 p.m., CBS

Miami Dolphins at New England Patriots, 1 p.m., CBS

Indianapolis Colts at New York Giants, 1 p.m., CBS

New Orleans Saints at Philadelphia Eagles, 1 p.m., Fox

Carolina Panthers at Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 1 p.m., Fox

Cleveland Browns at Washington Commanders, 1 p.m., Fox

San Francisco 49ers at Las Vegas Raiders, 4:05 p.m., Fox

New York Jets at Seattle Seahawks, 4:05 p.m., Fox

Minnesota Vikings at Green Bay Packers, 4:25 p.m., CBS

Los Angeles Rams at Los Angeles Chargers, 8:20 p.m., NBC

Monday, Jan. 2

Buffalo Bills at Cincinnati Bengals, 8:30 p.m., ESPN/ABC