We are on the precipice of the fantasy football playoffs. Many leagues have already set their brackets, but many managers know that if they win this week, they have made it in. This is hard enough already, now throw in a myriad of injury concerns, especially with the RBs. What are the latest injury updates regarding Breece Hall, Kenneth Walker III, and Zach Charbonnet?
RB Injury Updates
Breece Hall, RB, New York Jets
In what has been a season that the majority of New York Jets fans want to forget, Hall has been somewhat of a bright-ish light. The RB17 on the year has not had an easy season by any means of the word, but he has found some success. There were a couple of extremely tough weeks early on, but outside of those two, Hall has not had a finish outside the top 30. This doesn’t sound fantastic for the expectations that Hall was drafted with, but we all know the issues he has had to deal with.
In Week 13, he was decent against Seattle, with 16 yards rushing and 29 yards receiving. Zach Wilson returns under center this week, so fantasy managers hope this could bring a return to the short dump-offs to Hall. However, he needs to make it on the field first.
Hall had not practiced to start then week for the Jets but managed to log a limited session on Friday. He is officially questionable for the game, even though head coach Robert Salah says he “feels good” about Hall playing this week. If Hall is sidelined, then it would be the Dalvin Cook show.
Kenneth Walker III, RB, Seattle Seahawks
Fantasy managers were excited to see what Walker would do for the Seattle Seahawks this season. However, expectations became slightly tempered with the drafting of Charbonnet. Even with the one-two punch available, Walker has still been the primary RB, at least for the majority of the season. He averaged 72% of the RB share until he was sidelined during Week 11 against the Los Angeles Rams.
He has missed both Week 12 and 13 due to an oblique injury, and fantasy managers are waiting to see if he will be available this week against San Francisco. Walker did not practice on Wednesday, but he did manage a limited session on Thursday and was a full participant on Friday. He is officially listed as questionable.
If Walker is out, Charbonnet would be the one to take advantage, but he is also batting injury. DeeJay Dallas could be a sneaky start in a game where Seattle needs as many weapons as they can get.
Zach Charbonnet, RB, Seattle Seahawks
Rookie RB Charbonnet had not been able to show his talent until lately. With Walker having the lion’s share of the carries for the majority of the season, Charbonnet has only started to turn on the afterburners the past few weeks. Walker missed the last two weeks due to injury, and Charbonnet was the RB32 and RB11 in the two games Walker missed. He is currently the RB43 on the season.
Charbonnet has been dealing with a knee issue lately. After he sustained it last week, head coach Pete Carroll said it “puffed up pretty crazy.” Charbonnet missed practice on Wednesday, just as Walker did. He was also limited on Thursday and practiced in full on Friday.
Charbonnet is listed as questionable for Sunday, and fantasy managers will have to wait for the inactives to be released 90 minutes before kickoff. If Charbonnet and/or Walker are out, Dallas does become an option.
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