2020 Fantasy Football Week 15 Injury Impact

by Mike Bonni
2022 Fantasy Football Best Ball Overrated Wide Receivers

Welcome everyone to the 2020 Fantasy Football Week 15 Injury Impact article. The fantasy football championship is a week away and for those that survived this week, touche! If you didn't advance to the championship, I hope you make it a mission to come back there next year. I know it will be tough but it's not impossible, just got to buckle down even more next year.

The championship is next week so I know you guys don't want to hear about the injuries that happened to your star players. Unfortunately, a couple of fantasy relevant players went down.

I'm hoping that most of the injuries are minor or just ones you will have to monitor going into next week. There is bad news though because a few guys went down that could end up having a major injury. As always I will be going over the major impact injuries, and ones you will have to monitor.

I couldn't be happier to bring you the injury news that went down in Week 15. Hopefully, this article helps you out with some of the stars you may have lost this week. So welcome again every one to the 2020 Fantasy Football Week 15 Injury Impact article.

2020 Fantasy Football Week 15 Injury Impact

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Major Injuries

Clyde Edwards-Helaire, RB, Kansas City Chiefs - Lower Leg injury (TBD)

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Rookie Running Back Clyde Edwards-Helaire went down in the 4th quarter against the Saints with a lower leg injury. He did not return.

Andy Reid said that the x-rays came back negative, which is somewhat good news I guess. The bad news is that he wasn't able to put much pressure on the leg that got injured. He will be further evaluated with an MRI on Monday. I'm preparing for bad news, unfortunately.

CEH was producing for the most part before the injury, rushing the ball 14 times for 79 yards. It's a shame that his season could possibly be over.

As for the impact of the injury, the big winner here is Le'Veon Bell. He has been just another guy since coming to Kansas City so now with this injury we should be able to see what Le'Veon is fully capable of. Against the Saints he rushed for 62 yards on 15 carries with a TD. Stay tuned for news on Monday to see how bad the injury is for Clyde Edwards-Helaire.

James Robinson, RB, Jacksonville Jaguars - Ankle (TBD)

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James Robinson had himself a rough day today against Baltimore. He only rushed the ball 16 times for 35 yards while also catching three balls for 18 yards. Even worse, he exited the game with an ankle injury.

Ankle injuries are not fun, I don't think it is anything serious but it will still be something we will have to monitor. Worst case scenario is that he has a high ankle sprain which means he will be out a couple of weeks. This is not good for you fantasy owners that have him going into the fantasy championship. This is going to be an injury you guys' will have to monitor throughout the week.

As for the impact of this injury, I would recommend not picking up any of the RB's that will be taking his place. This is a rough injury for fantasy owners. Let's hope for goods news.

Raheem Mostert, RB, San Francisco 49ers- Ankle

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Man! The 49ers cannot escape the injury bug this year. Raheem Mostert also hasn't been able to escape the injury bug this year. He has been often injured, mostly the ankle keeps bugging him. Before exiting with an injury, Raheem Mostert rushed the ball 14 times for 68 yards. I'm just going to say it now, even if Mostert is "healthy" next week I still wouldn't be playing him. He just cannot stay on the field.

The impact of this injury just means that Jeff Wilson Jr. will get more touches in the backfield. You might see a sprinkle of Richie James too but it is nothing I think that is worth picking up right now. Jeff Wilson more than likely will be a hot waiver wire priority this week. However, I think it is best to avoid him with the uncertainty of this backfield.

Nick Mullens, QB, San Francisco 49ers - Elbow (TBD)

Not the most impactful injury but it could hurt some guys that are producing for your team right now. Nick Mullens injured his elbow late in the 4th quarter after throwing for 219 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions.

The injury to Nick Mullen affects Brandon Aiyuk the most. Without Nick Mullens, we don't really know how Aiyuk will perform. It will be something you guys' will have to monitor.

Minor Injuries

Michael Gallup, WR, Dallas Cowboys - Hip (TBD)

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After catching three balls for 26 yards and a TD, Michael Gallup had to exit the game with a hip injury. As of right now, we don't know the severity of the injury. After he gets evaluated we will know more.

For the most part, you guys' were not starting Gallup for most of the year now since Dak went down. If he misses a few weeks I'm sure you guys won't notice too much. CeeDee Lamb hopefully will receive more targets now. Even if he does I wouldn't be eager to start him with Andy Dalton under center.

Gerald Everett, TE, Los Angeles Rams - Concussion

With a concussion I expect Gerald Everett to miss at least one week. He hasn't been fantasy relevant this year so this isn't the worst injury to fantasy players. Tyler Higbee will receive more targets now with Everett out.

Injuries to Monitor

Ezekiel Elliott, RB, Dallas Cowboys - Calf

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Inactive for Sunday's game with a calf injury. Tony Pollard was great in his place with two touchdowns and 69 rush yards. He also added 63 receiving yards in the game. I would highly suggest picking up Pollard if he hasn't been already. You can probably play him in your flex too if Zeke were to miss even more time.

If you are an Ezekiel Elliott owner just monitor his injury throughout the week.

Stefon Diggs, WR, Buffalo Bills - Ankle

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NFL's league leader in catches came down with an ankle injury on Sunday. He was dominant catching 11 balls for 147 yards. Coach Sean McDermott said that Stefon Diggs' injury is nothing to worry about. He should be back next week. Monitor this all week just in case. If he were to miss time Cole Beasley should see a fair amount of targets.

D.K. Metcalf, WR, Seattle Seahawks - Leg

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D.K. Metcalf is a monster. That is all I gotta say. Early in the game on Sunday D.K. went for a TD and came down really awkward. To me, it looked bad and I'm very surprised he wasn't seriously hurt. He came back to have a mediocre fantasy day catching five balls for 43 yards. I don't expect him to miss time so you guys' can take a deep breath.

Mike Gesicki, TE, Miami Dolphins - Shoulder

Inactive for Sunday's game. There is a good chance he comes back next week. This will be something you guys' will definitely have to monitor as Mike Gesicki has been pretty good for fantasy players lately. In his place, it will be Durham Smythe or Adam Shaheen. Both do not intrigue me at all. I would avoid them.

Jalen Reagor, Philadelphia Eagles - Ankle

Suffered an ankle injury in Sunday's game. Jalen Reagor was having a modest day before leaving catching five balls for 49 yards. The Eagles receivers get even thinner, hopefully, he is fine for next week. Monitor this throughout to see how serious it is.

Cam Akers, Los Angeles Rams - Ankle

Oh, what a turn of events this has been for Cam Akers. Some thought he could have been a league winner this year. Now it looks like he might not be playing for a week or two.

After rushing the ball 15 times for 63 yards Cam Akers went down with an ankle injury. I'm hoping it isn't a serious injury but you guys' will have to monitor it throughout the week. In his place, it will be Malcolm Brown and Darrell Henderson. I wouldn't want to play any of these guys if Cam Akers were to miss some time.

Last Minute Mentions

Michael Thomas, WR, New Orleans Saints - Injured Reserve

Star WR Michael Thomas had quite a rough year for himself. After battling teammates and a nagging ankle injury the Saints have placed Michael Thomas on injured reserve. He will be gone for the rest of the fantasy year, he could come back for the actual playoffs for the Saints. In his place I expect Alvin Kamara to catch a ton of balls, Emmanuel Sanders should see more targets but it won't be anything to write home about.

That should do it for the 2020 Fantasy Football Week 15 Injury Impact article. I hope you guys' monitor the injuries to these star players going into the fantasy championship. Good luck in your championships next week.

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