Fantasy football waiver wire, Week 17: Injuries and potential replacements
Week 16 didn’t have many injuries in the fantasy football world.
Usually, Week 17 leads to a ton of guys being rested, but that’s not the case this season. All 12 teams currently in the playoffs have something to play for with respect to seeding. The only team with the smallest amount to play for is the Indianapolis Colts, who are going to be either the third or fourth seed. The Colts said Monday they are not going to rest their guys, so quarterback Andrew Luck owners can pencil him in for the start.
As for the injuries in Week 16, it was a very light week. Here are the injuries from last week, with the older ones below:
Who: Jermaine Kearse, Seattle Seahawks
What: Suffered a hamstring strain
Impact: Paul Richardson has played well and is an option in deep leagues.
Who: Colt McCoy, Washington
What: Suffered a strained neck and is out for the season
Impact: Robert Griffin III wasn’t too shabby in a win.
Who: Ahmad Bradshaw, Indianapolis Colts
What: Out for season with a broken ankle
Impact: Dan Herron has the job and should be busy in Week 17.
Who: Ronnie Hillman and Montee Ball, Denver Broncos
What: Hillman suffered a foot injury and has been dealing with a shoulder problem; Ball is on I.R.
Impact: C.J. Anderson is one of the adds of the year.
Who: T.Y. Hilton, Indianapolis Colts
What: Suffered hamstring strain in Week 15
Impact: He did not play and Hakeem Nicks stepped up. It’s hard to pick up Nicks, though.
Who: Ladarius Green, San Diego Chargers
What: Suffered a concussion in Week 15 and did not play in Week 16
Impact: He was a popular sleeper, but the snaps just aren’t there. Antonio Gates has more value.