2022 Fantasy Football Week 14 Injury Impact

by Mike Bonni
2023 Fantasy Football Injury Impact

Welcome to the 2022 Fantasy Football Week 14 Injury Impact article.

The trade deadline is over. Hopefully, you were able to make some moves.

Ladies and gentlemen, the Fantasy Playoffs are upon us. If you are in, take a victory lap. If you did not make the playoffs, better luck next year. There are still reasons to pay attention, you don't want to end up with the losers' punishment.

On the injury front, it looks like there will be no season-ending injuries (thank god). There are a couple of injuries we must monitor, a star player that will miss the first round of fantasy playoffs, and a few minor inconveniences we can talk about.

Continue reading the 2022 Fantasy Football Week 14 Injury Impact article for all the news.

2022 Fantasy Football Week 14 Injury Impact

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Trouble In Paradise

Deebo Samuel, WR, San Francisco 49ers - High-Ankle Sprain

Deebo Samuel (5/4-43; 4-21-1; 16 Pts) was having a solid fantasy day until tragedy struck. The often-injured hybrid star went down with an ankle injury. It did not look good, to say the least.

There are reports that it is a high-ankle sprain. If this is the case, Deebo will (likely) miss the first round of the fantasy playoffs (maybe more). It's been an up-and-down season for Deebo in 2022 (WR24), but it would still be nice for him to be healthy for the fantasy playoffs.

With Deebo likely out (2+ weeks), the 49ers lose their most dynamic player. Christian McCaffrey (14-119-1; 3/2-34-1; 28 Pts) is going to win people championships, George Kittle (5/4-28 is producing just fine for TEs, and Brandon Aiyuk (3/2-57-1) continues to make plays.

George Kittle should be started. The same goes for Brandon Aiyuk, he is a safe flex option.

As for Brock Purdy, leave him on the waiver wire.

What Do We Do With This?

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Tee Higgins, WR, Cincinnati Bengals - Hamstring

Tee Higgins couldn't go because of a hamstring injury.

I'm going to be straight up, I don't like this. Hamstring injuries can linger, just ask Keenan Allen. I do think Tee Higgins will recover much more quickly than that, but this is something you must monitor. Let's hope he is good to go for Sunday's game.

If not, expect a huge workload for Ja'Marr Chase (15/10- 119-1). Joe Mixon (14-96; 2/2-10) should be more involved as well. I would suggest leaving Trent Irwin (3/2-58-1), and Trent Taylor (4/1-34) on the waiver wire.

Tyler Boyd, WR, Cincinnati Bengals - Dislocated Finger

Much like Tee Higgins, Tyler Boyd exited the game in the first quarter and did not return.

I'm surprised Tyler Boyd couldn't come back from a dislocated finger. I've seen players come back from worse and perform. Anyways, it happened. I don't expect him to miss time with this, but if he does, just see above (Tee Higgins part) for the impact.

Injuries To Monitor

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Dameon Pierce, RB, Houston Texans - Ankle

Dameon Pierce (22-78-1) exited Sunday's game with an ankle injury. He did not return.

The severity of this injury is unknown at this time, so please monitor this situation. I expect him to be able to go in their next game, but he could be limited (slightly). If he can't go, Rex Burkhead and Dare Ogunbowale would get the touches.

I would suggest leaving everyone from this team on the waiver wire.

Jeff Wilson Jr, RB, Miami Dolphins - Hip

Jeff Wilson exited Sunday's game with an apparent hip injury. He did not return. You will have to monitor this situation because there is no news on the injury right now. I do expect him to miss some time, which makes Raheem Mostert a must-start.

QB's Down Bad

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Russell Wilson, QB, Denver Broncos - Concussion

Russell Wilson, dare I say, looked like his old self. He went 23/36 with 247 yards three touchdowns and one interception. Wilson also added four rushes for 57 yards.

Unfortunately, Wilson was tackled on his head. He left the game with a concussion and did not return. With the way the league is with concussions, I expect him to miss a week.

Brett Rypien (4/8-16 - 1-1) would be the signal caller if Wilson can't go. Leave him on the waiver wire, please.

Jerry Jeudy (9/8-73-3) should be started as a solid flex still.

Tyler Huntley, QB, Baltimore Ravens - Concussion

Tyler Huntley (8-12-88; 9-31) suffered a concussion and did not return. For Raven fans, this is not ideal.

Lamar Jackson is expected to miss another game, at least. With Huntley going into concussion protocol, it's possible the Ravens will have to start Anthony Brown (3/5-16; 3- (-5)). If that's the case, there is no one you can trust from this team. You still have to start Mark Andrews (6/2-17) but temper expectations.

J.K. Dobbins (15-120-1) is worth a flex option as well.

Kenny Pickett, QB, Pittsburgh Steelers - Concussion

Kenny Pickett was ruled out of Sunday's game with a concussion. Nobody was starting him for the most part, but he is still worth mentioning.

Mitchell Trubisky would be the starter, leave him on the wire. The rest of the team takes a solid hit with Trubisky at the helm.

Mike White, QB, New York Jets - Ribs

Mike White took a beating today but still finished the game. He went 27/44 for 268 yards with zero touchdowns and interceptions.

White left the game and came back, twice. Both times were because of a rib injury. Salah is hoping he plays, along with most people who roster Jet players.

Either way, Zach Wilson will not be the QB. Joe Flacco would be the next man up. This shouldn't impact Wilson, Moore, or any of them for that matter. Garret Wilson must be started, Elijah Moore must be rostered and thought about in the flex, and Zonovan Knight (15 pts) should be rostered as well.

Minor Inconveniences

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For the most part, you haven't been starting these guys ( I hope).

Corey Davis, WR, New York Jets - Head

Corey Davis left Sunday's game with an apparent head injury. There was no other elaboration on this injury, so it's just one we will have to monitor.

This injury just means more targets for Garret Wilson (7/6-78), Elijah Moore (10/6-60), and Denzel Mims (5/3-35).

Dontrell Hilliard, RB, Tennessee Titans - Neck

Dontrell Hilliard was carted off with this neck injury. I expect him to miss some time.

I would like to think this means Derrick Henry will be used in the passing game. He did see five targets and caught three of them for 34 yards. Hopefully, this trend continues in the playoffs.

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