Fantasy Injury Report for Week 17: Latest news on Kenneth Walker III, Chris Olave, Colt McCoy and DeAndre Hopkins

The fantasy injury update for week 17 includes Kenneth Walker III, Chris Olave, Colt McCoy and DeAndre Hopkins. Let’s get started.

Week 17 Fantasy Injury Report: Kenneth Walker III, Chris Olave, Colt McCoy and DeAndre Hopkins

Week 17 Fantasy Injury Report: Kenneth Walker III, Chris Olave and Colt McCoy

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  • Kenneth Walker III
  • Chris Olave
  • Colt McCoy
  • DeAndre Hopkins

1. Kenneth Walker III

Walker (ankle) is expected to play and should have “fresh legs” for Sunday’s game against the Jets, according to Curtis Crabtree of Fox 13 Seattle.

After missing practice on Wednesday and being limited on Thursday and Friday, the rookie is officially listed as questionable.

It appears that his availability will not be determined by the 4:05 p.m. ET kickoff, but given some of the injury shenanigans that have occurred in Seattle in recent years, cautious fantasy managers may want to keep a distant eye on the situation anyway.

Walker returned from the same ankle injury last week, gaining 28 yards on 28 carries in a loss to the Chiefs despite being listed as questionable on the final injury report.

2. Chris Olave

UPDATE: According to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, Olave is officially listed as “questionable” for Sunday’s game against the Eagles.

According to the Saints’ official injury report, Olave (hamstring) practiced in a limited capacity on Wednesday.

Olave did not play in the Saints’ Week 16 victory over Cleveland, but he could make his return this Sunday against Philadelphia.

Despite a difficult matchup against an Eagles defense that has the third-lowest EPA/drop-back, Olave is worth a start if he can play.

The rookie wideout had a target rate of 28.5 percent (12th among WRs), and his big-play ability could result in a respectable fantasy output during championship week.

If Olave is unable to play, expect fellow rookies Rashid Shaheed and Juwan Johnson to see plenty of targets, putting both on the start-or-sit list in 12-team leagues despite the tough matchup.

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3. Colt McCoy

UPDATE: According to ESPN’s Josh Weinfuss, McCoy (concussion) has some symptoms and will not play against the Falcons on Sunday. The Cardinals’ starting quarterback will be David Blough.

According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, McCoy (concussion) cleared the league’s concussion protocol on Wednesday and is expected to start against the Falcons.

After suffering a head injury in Week 15, the veteran quarterback did not play in last week’s game against the Buccaneers.

With McCoy expected to play, DeAndre Hopkins should be a factor in Sunday’s game after being held to one reception (10 targets) for four yards in last week’s loss to the Buccaneers.

The veteran quarterback does not have a high ceiling, but he has a favorable matchup against a Falcons defense that ranks 10th in fantasy points allowed to quarterbacks this season. If you’re stuck at QB, consider him a deep sleeper.

4. DeAndre Hopkins

According to Tyler Drake of, Hopkins (knee) is listed as questionable for Sunday’s game against the Falcons.

Potential shadow coverage from Falcons CB A.J. Terrell is the least of Hopkins’ concerns, with Cardinals QB David Blough set to start and their star wideout now considered questionable.

Hopkins left Friday’s practice early enough to be considered a non-participant rather than limited, and thus appears to be in serious danger of being placed on the inactive list ahead of Sunday’s 1:00 p.m. ET kickoff.

The absence of Hopkins would increase the volume projections for WRs Marquise Brown, Greg Dortch, and A.J. Green, as well as TE Trey McBride.

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