Week 18 NFL fantasy injury list includes Colt McCoy, DeAndre Hopkins, Lamar Jackson, and Jalen Hurts.
Week 18 Fantasy Injury Report for Colt McCoy, DeAndre Hopkins, Lamar Jackson and Jalen Hurts
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- Colt McCoy
- DeAndre Hopkins
- Lamar Jackson
- Jalen Hurts
Let’s get started.
1. Colt McCoy
UPDATE (JAN. 5): McCoy (concussion) will not play in the season finale against Atlanta on Sunday, according to Tyler Drake of ArizonaSports.com.
McCoy is dealing with concussion symptoms again and would not play in Sunday’s game at Atlanta, according to Josh Weinfuss of ESPN.com, with the Cardinals instead turning to David Blough as their starting quarterback.
The Cardinals have apparently had enough of Trace McSorley, who completed only one of his ten targets to DeAndre Hopkins in last week’s loss to the Buccaneers.
Meanwhile, Hopkins left Friday’s practice early due to a knee injury, potentially putting the Arizona offense in even worse shape heading into Sunday. Even against a vulnerable Atlanta defense, Blough, who was signed two weeks ago, will face a challenge.
2. DeAndre Hopkins
UPDATE (JAN. 5): Hopkins (knee) has been ruled out of Sunday’s regular-season finale against the 49ers, according to ESPN.com’s Josh Weinfuss.
Hopkins (knee) has been downgraded and not play against the Falcons on Sunday, according to Darren Urban of the Cardinals’ official website.
Given that Hopkins left Friday’s practice early, it appeared as if the knee injury was serious, and Saturday’s designation confirms that.
Hopkins could be suspended for the rest of the season, given that Week 18 means nothing in terms of the Cardinals’ playoff hopes, but the team has yet to make an official announcement in that regard.
With Hopkins out, Marquise Brown and Greg Dortch should see more playing time, though the prospect of third-stringer David Blough throwing the ball to the duo may be an unenviable situation for fantasy managers.
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3. Lamar Jackson
UPDATE (JAN. 8): Lamar Jackson (knee), who has already been ruled out for Week 18 against the Bengals, could play in the following week’s playoff game.
UPDATE (JAN. 5): Jackson (knee) did not practice Wednesday, according to Jonas Shaffer of The Baltimore Sun.
Jackson (knee) has been ruled out of the next match.
With Jackson unable to practice this week and having last seen game action in Week 13, he’ll sit this one out, allowing Tyler Huntley to take over at quarterback for the Ravens on Sunday.
Jackson’s next opportunity to play will come in the team’s regular-season finale against the Bengals in Week 18.
4. Jalen Hurts
UPDATE (JAN. 8): According to Jeff McLane of The Philadelphia Inquirer, Jalen Hurts (shoulder), who is listed as questionable for Sunday’s game against the Giants, is expected to start.
UPDATE (JAN. 5): Hurts (shoulder) was limited at Wednesday’s walk-through practice.
Hurts (shoulder) is expected to play against the Giants on Sunday, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network.
According to Rapoport, Hurts would have played in Week 17 if it had been a playoff game, but the Eagles chose to be cautious in order to avoid a setback with the star quarterback’s injured shoulder.
Philadelphia has dropped back-to-back games without Hurts and will look to rebound against the Giants before the postseason begins. Despite Rapoport’s positive update, fantasy managers should keep an eye on Hurts’ participation at practice during Week 18 preparation before putting him in lineups.
NFL SHEDULE 2022 – WEEK 18
Saturday, January 7
Kansas City Chiefs at Las Vegas Raiders 4:30 p.m. ET
Tennessee Titans at Jacksonville Jaguars, 8:15 p.m. ET
Sunday, January 8
New England Patriots at Buffalo Bills, 1 p.m ET
Minnesota Vikings at Chicago Bears, 1 p.m ET
New York Jets at Miami Dolphins, 1 p.m ET
Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Atlanta Falcons, 1 p.m ET
Houston Texans at Indianapolis Colts, 1 p.m ET
Carolina Panthers at New Orleans Saints, 1 p.m ET
Cleveland Browns at Pittsburgh Steelers, 1 p.m ET
Baltimore Ravens at Cincinnati Bengals,
1 p.m ET or 4:25 p.m. ET depending on Week 17 MNF results. If Buffalo wins, the game will be played at 4:25 p.m. ET. If Cincinnati wins, it will be played at 1 p.m. ET.
New York Giants at Philadelphia Eagles, 4:25 p.m. ET
Los Angeles Chargers at Denver Broncos, 4:25 p.m. ET
Arizona Cardinals at San Francisco 49ers, 4:25 p.m. ET
Dallas Cowboys at Washington Commanders, 4:25 p.m. ET
Detroit Lions at Green Bay Packers, 8:20 p.m. ET
Los Angeles Rams at Seattle Seahawks, 4:25 p.m. ET