Week 18 NFL Fantasy Injury Report for Derrick Henry, Deebo Samuel, Tony Pollard and Tua Tagovailoa

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We’ll go over these players’ injuries (Derrick Henry, Deebo Samuel, Tony Pollard, and Tua Tagovailoa) and how they affect the week 18 landscape below. Let’s get started.

NFL Fantasy Injury Report  Week 18: Derrick Henry, Deebo Samuel, Tony Pollard and Tua Tagovailoa

NFL Fantasy Injury Report  Week 18: Derrick Henry, Deebo Samuel, Tony Pollard and Tua Tagovailoa

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  • Derrick Henry
  • Deebo Samuel
  • Tony Pollard
  • Tua Tagovailoa

Let’s devive to it.

1. Derrick Henry

UPDATE (JAN. 8): Active

UPDATE (JAN. 5): According to SI.com’s John Glennon, Henry (hip) practiced fully on Tuesday.

The Titans listed Henry as a limited practice participant on Tuesday and Wednesday, so it’s not surprising that he’ll sit this one out and focus on being ready for the team’s AFC South title game against the Jaguars in Week 18.

In his absence against Dallas, Jim Wyatt of the Titans’ official website reports that Hassan Haskins will handle the majority of Tennessee’s backfield work on Thursday, with Julius Chestnut assisting. Jonathan Ward has been promoted from the practice squad to provide additional RB depth.

2. Deebo Samuel

UPDATE (JAN. 8): Samuel (ankle/knee) is listed as questionable for Sunday’s game against the Cardinals.

UPDATE (JAN. 5): Samuel (ankle/knee) took part in full practice on Wednesday.

UPDATE: Samuel is not ready for the next match.

Samuel (knee) has been ruled out of Sunday’s game in Las Vegas, according to Jennifer Lee Chan of NBC Sports Bay Area.

Despite returning to a limited practice on Thursday, Samuel will miss his third straight game. He reportedly didn’t do much on Friday, implying he’s not a lock to return against the Cardinals in Week 18, but the dual-threat wideout appears to be on track for the playoffs.

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3. Tony Pollard

UPDATE (JAN. 8): Active

UPDATE (JAN. 5): Pollard (thigh) took part in full practice on Wednesday, according to Michael Gehlken of The Dallas Morning News.

UPDATE: According to Patrik Walker of the Cowboys’ official website, head coach Mike McCarthy stated on Monday that Pollard (thigh) will practice on Wednesday.

Pollard was injured in last Thursday’s win over Tennessee, but he appears to be on the mend ahead of Week 18 preparation.

Fantasy managers likely will have to monitor Pollard’s participation in practice this week closely, but a decision on the running back’s availability against Washington may not come until Sunday.

4. Tua Tagovailoa

UPDATE (JAN. 8): Tua Tagovailoa (concussion) is out of Sunday’s game against the Jets.

UPDATE (JAN. 5): Doubtful

Head coach Mike McDaniel said Monday that he’s not even thinking about starting Tagovailoa (concussion) in Week 18, implying the quarterback won’t play against the Jets on Sunday, according to Travis Wingfield of the Dolphins’ official website.

According to Adam H. Beasley of ProFootballNetwork.com, McDaniel added that he’s preparing as if Skylar Thompson and Teddy Bridgewater (finger) will be his top options for the regular-season finale, and that he hasn’t even spoken with Tagovailoa about when the quarterback will be able to play again.

The coach’s remarks contradict a report from Fox’s Jay Glazer on Sunday, who stated that Tagovailoa intends to play again this season if the Dolphins make the playoffs.

In any case, it appears that Miami will be without its starting quarterback for yet another game this season due to a concussion.


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

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