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Fantasy Football Week 15 Injury Recap: Stefon Diggs, James Robinson, Clyde Edwards-Helaire and more

Dec 20, 2020; New Orleans, Louisiana, USA; Kansas City Chiefs running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire (25) runs against New Orleans Saints cornerback Marshon Lattimore (23) during the first half at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

A player's injury status can have a significant effect on fantasy football — it can alter draft strategy, roster construction and, most importantly, it can determine start-or-sit decisions for your fantasy team.

Each week, I will review the positional players’ injuries from Thursday and Sunday’s games. Injuries are fluid, so make sure to stay up to date by following @mario_pilato on Twitter.

Los Angeles ChargersLas Vegas Raiders

Los Angeles Chargers: N/A

Las Vegas Raiders:

QB Derek Carr, PFF Week 15 Consensus Rank: QB17 — Groin injury

Carr injured his groin early in the Raiders' Thursday Night Football game. I believe he is suffering from a Grade I strain and will miss the rest of the regular season. He will have a shot at coming back for the playoffs if the Raiders make it.

Buffalo Bills @ Denver Broncos

Buffalo Bills:

WR Stefon Diggs, PFF Week 15 Consensus Rank: WR4 — Foot injury

Diggs injured his foot late in Saturday’s game. I believe it is a minor injury and he will be ready for Week 16.

Denver Broncos: N/A

Carolina Panthers @ Green Bay Packers

Carolina Panthers: N/A

Green Bay Packers:

RB Jamaal Williams, PFF Week 15 Consensus Rank: RB31 — Thigh injury

Williams injured his thigh in the third quarter, but it is not serious. He should be ready for Week 16.

San Francisco 49ers @ Dallas Cowboys

San Francisco 49ers:

RB Jeff Wilson Jr., PFF Week 15 Consensus Rank: RB24 — Ankle/Hamstring injury

Wilson suffered a hamstring strain and an ankle injury. I believe both injuries are minor, but he will have to be monitored as the week progresses.

QB Nick Mullens, PFF Week 15 Consensus Rank: QB26 — Elbow injury

Mullens injured his elbow in the fourth quarter. I believe he injured his UCL and will most likely miss the rest of the season.

RB Raheem Mostert, PFF Week 15 Consensus Rank: RB51 — Ankle injury

Mostert reinjured his high ankle sprain during Sunday’s game. He is in jeopardy of missing the rest of the season.

Dallas Cowboys:

WR Michael Gallup, PFF Week 15 Consensus Rank: WR56 — Hip injury

Gallup suffered a hip strain in the second half of the game. I believe he is suffering from a Grade 1 strain and has the potential to be ready for Week 16.

Seattle Seahawks @ Washington Football Team

Seattle Seahawks:

RB DeeJay Dallas, PFF Week 15 Consensus Rank: RB84 — Ankle injury

Dallas was carted off the field in the second quarter. X-rays revealed no fractures. He is suffering from a sprained ankle, and I don’t believe he will be back during the regular season.

Washington Football Team: N/A

Chicago Bears @ Minnesota Vikings

Chicago Bears: N/A
Minnesota Vikings: N/A

New England Patriots @ Miami Dolphins

New England Patriots: N/A
Miami Dolphins: N/A

Jacksonville Jaguars @ Baltimore Ravens

Jacksonville Jaguars:

RB James Robinson, PFF Week 15 Consensus Rank: RB6 — Ankle injury

Robinson injured his ankle in the fourth quarter. I believe he suffered a high ankle sprain. I expect him to miss next week and possibly the rest of the season.

Baltimore Ravens: N/A

Tampa Bay Buccaneers @ Atlanta Falcons

Tampa Bay Buccaneers: N/A
Atlanta Falcons: N/A

Detroit Lions @ Tennessee Titans

Detroit Lions: N/A
Tennessee Titans: N/A

Houston Texans @ Indianapolis Colts

Houston Texans: N/A
Indianapolis Colts: N/A

Philadelphia Eagles @ Arizona Cardinals

Philadelphia Eagles: 

WR Jalen Reagor, PFF Week 15 Consensus Rank: WR60 — Ankle injury

Reagor injured his ankle in the fourth quarter. The severity is unknown, and he will need to be monitored as the week progresses.

TE Richard Rodgers, PFF Week 15 Consensus Rank: TE N/A — Shin injury

Rodgers injured his shin in the third quarter. I believe it is minor and he will be available for Week 16.

Arizona Cardinals: N/A

New York Jets @ Los Angeles Rams

New York Jets:

WR Jeff Smith, PFF Week 15 Consensus Rank: WR118 — Shoulder injury

Smith injured his shoulder in the second half. The severity is unclear, and he will need to be monitored as the week progresses.

Los Angeles Rams: N/A

Kansas City Chiefs @ New Orleans Saints

Kansas City Chiefs: 

RB Clyde Edwards-Helaire, PFF Week 15 Consensus Rank: RB20 — Hip/Leg injury

Edwards-Helaire injured his hip/leg in the fourth quarter. X-rays were negative, and I do not believe this to be a long-term injury. He should be ready for the Chiefs' first playoff game.

New Orleans Saints: 

WR Tre'Quan Smith, PFF Week 15 Consensus Rank: WR86 — Ankle injury

Smith injured his ankle in Sunday’s game, but the severity is unknown. He will need to be monitored as the week progresses.

Cleveland Browns @ New York Giants

Cleveland Browns: N/A
New York Giants: N/A


Mario Pilato has a master's degree in Kinesiology and a bachelor's degree in Exercise Sports Science, along with eight years of experience in the strength and conditioning industry, including at the collegiate and NFL level. His injury analysis articles will appear weekly.

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