Week 17 Fantasy Injury Reports: Lamar Jackson, Jalen Hurts and Jonathan Taylor

Let’s take a look at the most recent injury updates from around the NFL, as well as the fantasy impact of injuries for Lamar Jackson, Jalen Hurts and Jonathan Taylor as Week 17 approaches.

Fantasy Injury Reports for Week 17: Latest news on Lamar Jackson, Jalen Hurts and Jonathan Taylor

Week 17 Fantasy Injury Reports: Lamar Jackson
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1. Lamar Jackson

UPDATE (DEC. 31): Jackson has been ruled out for Sunday night’s game against the Steelers.

Lamar Jackson (knee), who will miss his third straight game against the Falcons on Saturday, is expected to return to the field early next week and resume “football-related movements,” with the Ravens determining whether he’s ready to begin practicing.

Jackson hasn’t practiced in any capacity since suffering a PCL sprain in his left knee in Baltimore’s Week 13 win over Denver, so his availability is uncertain until he can resume taking reps. Though the Ravens believe Jackson will be able to play against the Steelers in Week 17 if he is able to practice in some capacity, the dual-threat quarterback must first demonstrate that his knee does not hinder him when he stops, starts, and cuts before being reintegrated into drills.

2. Jalen Hurts

UPDATE (DEC. 31): Hurts (shoulder) is listed as questionable for Sunday’s game against the Saints, according to Eliot Shorr-Parks of Sports Radio 94 WIP Philadelphia.

Despite concerns about his shoulder injury, Hurts plans to try to play against the Saints on Week 17. Hurts’ condition is considered day-to-day, but his drive to compete and desire to play might convince Philadelphia Eagles to give him the go-ahead.

The Eagles will wait to see how the NFC playoff picture shakes out this weekend, as well as how Hurts’ shoulder responds to rest and treatment, before deciding on his Week 17 status.

3. Jonathan Taylor

Taylor (ankle) was placed on injured reserve by the Colts on Tuesday, according to JJ Stankevitz of the team’s official website.

This is not surprising given Taylor’s high-ankle sprain suffered in Saturday’s 39-36 loss to Minnesota. He’s been dealing with right ankle issues all season, and with three more absences on the way, he’ll miss six games in total.

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