Many fantasy leagues are entering the final week or two of the regular season, and now it is more important than ever to make sure you have the right lineup.
Injuries are playing a huge role in fantasy football, with guys like Jerry Jeudy, Rashid Shaheed, and Dalton Schultz all dealing with injuries.
Let’s take a look at each of these three players.
Latest News and Injury Updates Impacting Fantasy
Jerry Jeudy, Denver Broncos, WR
It has been a tough year for Jeudy in 2023 for multiple reasons. He’s dealt with trade rumors, inconsistent play, and injuries. He is currently dealing with injury issues right now, as he missed Wednesday’s practice with a groin injury.
While seeing a receiver not practice during the week can be a bad thing, it sounds like the Denver Broncos did so out of caution.
Head coach Sean Payton talked to the media on Wednesday and said that he expects Jeudy to be fine for the game Sunday against the Houston Texans. Payton said Jeudy will practice in some capacity on Thursday, but it is unknown if that will be in a full or a limited role.
The game against the Texans is a big one, as these two teams are in the middle of a thick AFC wildcard race. A win in this game could go a long way in determining which team makes the playoffs, so if Jeudy is able to go, expect him to play in this game.
Rashid Shaheed, New Orleans Saints, WR
Shaheed is one of the few players on the New Orleans Saints roster who has the ability to make a big play. He has elite speed and provides the team with big plays in the special teams game as well. While the news for Jeudy sounds optimistic, the news for Shaheed isn’t as good.
Early in the week, head coach Dennis Allen said the good news for Shaheed was that he avoided a serious injury. However, the likelihood of him being able to play on Sunday is low, and the Saints could be in big trouble at the wide receiver position.
Besides Shaheed, Michael Thomas was placed on injured reserve last week, while receiver Chris Olave is also unlikely to play because of a concussion. There may be a temptation by the Saints to have as many players play as they can, as they are right in the battle for the NFC South division title.
Keep an eye on Shaheed in the next couple of days to see if anything changes, but right now, it doesn’t sound great for his availability for Week 13.
Dalton Schultz, Houston Texans, TE
The Texans have been a surprise team in the NFL this year, with the passing game of C.J. Stroud being better than expected. One of the biggest things a rookie quarterback can rely on is a valuable tight end, and Schultz has done that for Stroud often.
Injuries are piling up for the Texans, as Schultz and Tank Dell both missed Wednesday’s practice.
Schultz is battling a hamstring injury, and that played a role in why he logged only 29 snaps on Sunday. He is a guy you should definitely keep an eye on the next day or two to see if he is practicing. If he isn’t able to go, Brevin Jordan will be the next man up for the Texans.
Editor’s note: Schultz was not seen on the field at Thursday’s practice for the Texans.
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