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Fantasy WR Injury Report Week 17: DeAndre Hopkins’ status for Sunday and more

The fantasy WR injury report for Week 17 includes more players who could be sidelined this week such as DeAndre Hopkins and others.

Fantasy WR Injury Report Week 17: DeAndre Hopkins' status for Sunday and more
GLENDALE, ARIZONA - DECEMBER 26: Wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins #10 of the Arizona Cardinals runs the ball as cornerback K'Waun Williams #24 of the San Francisco 49ers defends during the second half at State Farm Stadium on December 26, 2020 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Norm Hall/Getty Images)

You want to ensure you have the most current injury information for your fantasy football roster with our Week 17 fantasy WR injury report and the concurrent updates throughout the week. In fact, fantasy managers could be without prominent wide receivers such as DeAndre Hopkins, John Brown, Julio Jones, Jarvis Landry, Tyler Boyd, Sammy Watkins, Brandon Aiyuk, Keenan Allen, DeVante Parker, Terry McLaurin, and Michael Pittman Jr. in Week 17.

Fantasy WR Injury Report | Week 17

Keeping your fantasy football team up to date is crucial for success during the fantasy football playoffs and championship games. In all hopes, you’ve put yourself in a position to need this information!

Some of the most notable skill players on the fantasy WR injury update for Week 17 include DeAndre Hopkins and Julio Jones, so we’re talking about major point swings hanging in the balance. That’s a lot of potential points that could sway what happens in your championship game.

Below is information regarding our Week 17 fantasy injury report and status, along with additional wide receivers around the league — those of which are sorted by conference.

DeAndre Hopkins is questionable for Week 17

Suffering an upper-body injury during the Cardinals’ Week 16 matchup against the 49ers, DeAndre Hopkins could return and finish the outing. However, it appears the injury is still lingering for the Clemson product. Hopkins is officially listed as questionable for Week 17.

With quarterback Kyler Murray dealing with a leg injury and being questionable as well, the Cardinals’ offense could look drastically different this week. Since DeAndre Hopkins was able to finish Week 16, it wouldn’t be surprising to see him play in Week 17.

DeAndre Hopkins is one of the league’s most dangerous receiving threats in the league, with over 100 catches and over 1,300 receiving yards on the year. As important as Hopkins’ status is Murray’s, so be mindful of both as you progress through the week.

The Cardinals’ offense has greatly improved after trading for DeAndre Hopkins and will look to continue growing with him and Murray in 2021. DeAndre Hopkins’ production has been greatly appreciated by fantasy managers who he has helped carry this season.

John Brown’s status for Week 17 remains in question

After John Brown sat out several weeks due to an ankle injury and landing on injured reserve, he’s been cleared for return but will remain inactive. Brown was a close contact risk after being exposed to running back T.J. Yeldon, who was also placed on the list after testing positive.

Brown could play in Week 17, as long as his tests for the next five days come back negative. Brown hasn’t played since Week 10 against the Cardinals. The speedy receiver suffered an ankle injury and has been held out ever since. He is currently listed as out in our Week 17 fantasy WR injury report.

With the new playoff format and their seeding moot, the Bills’ stance on player reps will be an interesting one.

Julio Jones could make a return in Week 17

The Falcons sat their star wide receiver in Week 16 against the Chiefs, but a return may be close. According to Atlanta interim head coach Raheem Morris, barring a setback, Julio Jones could play in Week 17 against the Buccaneers. Jones is currently listed as out on our Week 17 fantasy WR injury report.

Jones has been battling this hamstring issue throughout the season. He recently sought out different recovery methods, but the veteran isn’t 100% just yet. It also appears he is resisting a complete shutdown.

The Falcons offense has looked drastically different at times when he is not on the field. Jones’ up and down level of play has been a bit disappointing for fantasy managers who were hoping for a big year. Jones might see the field one more time this season after all.

Jarvis Landry should be activated for Week 17

After landing on the reserve list before Week 16, Browns wide receiver Jarvis Landry should be a full go for Week 17. Landry, along with several other Cleveland receivers, landed on the list after being deemed a high-risk close contact. This issue caused the Browns to scramble for receiving options, playing a major role in their loss to the Jets.

If Landry and the other receivers continue to test negative, they should be activated from the reserve list and be available for their game against the Pittsburgh Steelers. With a big divisional rematch coming, Landry’s presence is greatly needed. For those that picked up Landry on their fantasy teams, his unavailability left them frazzled for options as well. His return should help in these playoff matchups.

Tyler Boyd still recovering from a concussion for Week 17

Tyler Boyd suffered a concussion in Week 15 against the Steelers and was forced to sit out in Week 16. Boyd has been one of the Bengals most consistent receivers this season, amassing over 800 yards on only 78 catches on the year. Fantasy managers have missed Boyd’s presence during this championship run.

Boyd has been a reliable WR3 and flex option for fantasy managers this season. His status will be monitored throughout the week, so make sure your stay up to date with our fantasy WR injury report for Week 17.

Sammy Watkins remains questionable for fantasy WR injury report Week 17

The Chiefs could be down a wide receiver going into their Week 17 finale. Sammy Watkins suffered a calf injury against the Falcons in Week 16. His injury doesn’t appear to be serious, but his status will be one to monitor.

After Tyreek Hill was hit with a hamstring injury, having Watkins go down so late in the season was detrimental to his value in the playoffs. He does remain questionable in our Week 17 fantasy WR injury report, and the team may hold him out for the matchup against the Chargers. This would give Watkins optimal time to recover, as the Chiefs have the first-round bye solidified.

Brandon Aiyuk will miss Week 17 with an ankle injury

The 49ers’ WR room has been filled with injuries this season, and it got a little less crowded after Week 16. Rookie receiver Brandon Aiyuk suffered a high ankle sprain against the Cardinals in Week 16 and will miss Week 17.

Aiyuk has had a fantastic rookie season for San Francisco, exceeding most expectations. Aiyuk has totaled 748 receiving yards on 60 catches and five touchdowns.

The team will also be without receiver Deebo Samuel in the last week, as he is on injured reserve with a hamstring injury. Losing Aiyuk is likely the nail in the coffin for the 49ers’ offense going into their final regular season game against the Seattle Seahawks. As long as Aiyuk can remain healthy, he should be a top receiving choice going into 2021.

Keenan Allen’s season might be over — questionable on fantasy WR injury report Week 17

Dealing with a hamstring injury that kept him out of Week 16, Keenan Allen’s season is likely over. Allen was questionable in Week 16 and remains questionable for Week 17 against Kansas City. While he could play, it is likely he will prevent any setbacks by sitting out Week 17.

If Allen doesn’t play, he will finish just short of 1,000 receiving yards on the year, but with 100 catches and eight touchdowns. He was a reliable receiving option for fantasy managers all season long, despite dealing with injuries throughout the season.

With rookie quarterback Justin Herbert coming into his own and their chemistry growing, expect Allen to be one of the hottest receivers in fantasy next season.

DeVante Parker likely out for Week 17

The Dolphins former first-round wide receiver may be done for the year. Dealing with a hamstring injury over the last few weeks, DeVante Parker’s underwhelming season might be over. He is currently listed as out on our Week 17 fantasy WR injury report, which may shut him down for the year.

Parker’s season has been a little disappointing for fantasy managers, with under 700 yards on the season and only 56 catches on 89 targets. Though, he did show solid chemistry with rookie QB Tua Tagovailoa in limited action.

With Preston Williams out and Jakeem Grant battling his own injury bug, Parker had prime real estate to demonstrate his importance — the hamstring injury is poor timing for the young man. Fantasy managers may steer away from Parker as a top receiving option next season.

Terry McLaurin will likely miss Week 17 with a high ankle sprain

Terry McLaurin’s second season in the NFL is likely over. McLaurin suffered a high ankle sprain that held him out of the Washington Football Team’s Week 16 contest against the Panthers. He is listed as doubtful in our Week 17 fantasy WR injury report.

Without McLaurin, the Washington Football Team’s offense had tremendous struggles moving the ball through the air. The second-year wide receiver has been a catalyst for the Washington offense during his short career.

McLaurin broke 1,000 receiving yards on the season but only managed to score three touchdowns. Expect him to be a top receiving choice when fantasy drafts start back up for the 2021 season. Keep an eye on the evolving QB situation in Washington to appreciate McLaurin’s ceiling fully.

Michael Pittman Jr. is questionable for Week 17 with a concussion

Suffering a concussion in Week 16 against the Steelers, Colts wide receiver Michael Pittman Jr. remains in the league’s concussion protocol. With a wild card berth on the line, the Colts hope they can have their rookie wide receiver available for their game against Jacksonville in Week 17.

Pittman’s performance has slowed down a bit over the last few weeks. Yet, his presence is needed for the Colts to maximize their offense. Pittman has had a decent rookie season but has only seven catches over the last three weeks. His status will be monitored leading up to the game on our fantasy WR injury report for Week 17.

Fantasy WR injury report Week 17: AFC players

Let’s dive into the AFC portion of the wide receivers you want to have on your fantasy radar. Stay up to date with our fantasy WR injury report for Week 17 to keep your fantasy roster fresh right up to kickoff.

Donovan Peoples-Jones, Cleveland Browns (Reserve)

Donovan Peoples-Jones was one of the several Browns receivers who was put on the reserve list. The receiver was deemed a high-risk close contact. He is likely to be activated if he continues to test negative for Week 17 against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

KhaDarel Hodge, Cleveland Browns (Reserve)

Additionally, KhaDarel Hodge was another Browns receiver who was put on the reserve list. Hodge was deemed a high-risk close contact. He is likely to be activated if he continues to test negative for Week 17 against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Rashard Higgins, Cleveland Browns (Reserve)

Like Peoples-Jones and Hodge, Rashard Higgins was also put on the reserve list. Higgins was deemed a high-risk close contact. He is likely to be activated if he continues to test negative for Week 17 against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

K.J. Hamler, Denver Broncos (Concussion)

Broncos WR K.J. Hamler suffered a concussion in Week 16 against the Chargers. He is questionable for their Week 17 matchup against the Las Vegas Raiders.

Collin Johnson, Jacksonville Jaguars (Hamstring)

Jaguars WR Collin Johnson missed Week 16 due to a hamstring injury. He is questionable for our Week 17 fantasy WR injury report against the Colts.

Jakeem Grant, Miami Dolphins (Ankle)

Dolphins WR Jakeem Grant has an uphill battle to climb in order to play in Week 17. Grant suffered a high ankle sprain in Week 16 after returning from a hamstring injury. He is doubtful and probably won’t play against the Bills.

Fantasy WR injury report Week 17: NFC players

Let’s dive into the NFC portion of the wide receivers you want to have on your fantasy radar. Stay up to date with our fantasy WR injury report for Week 17 to keep your fantasy roster fresh right up to kickoff.

Kenny Golladay, Detroit Lions (Hip)

Lions WR Kenny Golladay has missed every game since before Thanksgiving and his season is likely over. Golladay has been out due to a hip injury. A high-production receiver in 2019, Golladay has been hurt for the majority of this season. Although he’s been trying to return, his season looks to be over.

Golden Tate, New York Giants (Calf)

Giants WR Golden Tate suffered a calf injury in practice that caused him to miss Week 16. The injury could force him to miss Week 17, as he is currently listed as out in our Week 17 fantasy WR injury report.

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