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Fantasy Football Injury Reports For NFL WRs: Week 17 Updates for Christian Watson, Jerry Jeudy, Chris Olave, Tyler Lockett, Deebo Samuel

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Welcome to Week 17 of the fantasy football season and the Saturday edition of our WR injury reports! Below you will find our fantasy football injuries report for wide receivers in Week 17, as of December 31st. The injury statuses for various NFL wide receivers are up in the air for Week 17, including Christian Watson, Jerry Jeudy, Chris Olave, Tyler Lockett, and Deebo Samuel.

There are some big names on the injury report, with some already being ruled out for Week 17, so knowing exactly where each player stands going into the weekend is crucial with the second round of the fantasy playoffs this week! Being up-to-date on NFL injury news can give you an edge over your league mates in fantasy football.

To keep close tabs on all of the news across the NFL, make sure to favorite or bookmark the fantasy football player news page or download the free RotoBaller fantasy football mobile app with push notification alerts on all the latest news. Let's look at the updates for some wide receivers and see whether they may play in Week 17.

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Christian Watson Injury Update

Christian Watson exited early during last week's game against the Miami Dolphins due to a hip injury. The 23-year-old missed practice on Wednesday and Thursday but was able to return in a limited fashion on Friday. The team officially labeled him as questionable for Sunday's game against the Minnesota Vikings on Friday.

Getting in a limited session on Friday is encouraging, but Watson is shaping up to be a game-time decision. If Watson is unable to go, then Allen Lazard and Romeo Doubs would be in for an increased workload. Doubs is the most widely available option, so grabbing him as insurance is not a bad idea. Watson would be considered a back-end WR2 if active.

 

Jerry Jeudy Injury Update

Jerry Jeudy was listed on Wednesday's injury report with an ankle injury. The 23-year-old practiced in a limited capacity all week but was officially labeled as questionable for Sunday's game against the Kansas City Chiefs on Friday.

Even with the questionable tag, there is little concern over Jeudy's availability for Sunday's divisional matchup. The Chiefs are struggling to stop any opposing offenses passing attack this season, and Denver seems desperate to get a good game out of Russell Wilson to round out their disappointing season. Consider the third-year receiver a fringe WR2 if active.

 

Chris Olave Injury Update

Chris Olave missed last week's game against Cleveland due to a hamstring injury. The 22-year-old has practiced all week in a limited fashion and was officially listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Philadelphia Eagles on Friday.

With the quick return to the practice field this week, the hamstring injury seems to be minor. Olave's return to the field would be a major boost, with Jarvis Landry being placed on the Injured Reserve last week. The rookie receiver should be considered a fringe WR2 if active against a stiff Philadelphia secondary.

 

Tyler Lockett Injury Update

Tyler Lockett missed last week's game against Kansas City after having surgery to fix a broken finger. The 30-year-old returned to practice Thursday and Friday in a limited fashion and was officially listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Jets on Friday.

Seattle will likely test Lockett out pre-game on Sunday to ensure his hand is stable, but the expectation is for him to play. The matchup against the Jets is a stiff one, but the deep-threat receiver will be considered a fringe WR2 in a must-win matchup for the Seahawks.

 

Deebo Samuel Injury Update

Deebo Samuel has been out since Week 15 due to a knee injury. While the 26-year-old was able to put in limited practice participation a few times this past week, the team officially ruled him out for Sunday's game against the Las Vegas Raiders on Friday.

The expectation from the start was a potential return during the final week of the season for Samuel, and he looks on track to make his return next week after practicing in a limited fashion. There is always a chance he is held out for the playoff run. Samuel's absence will mean George Kittle and Brandon Aiyuk will continue to operate as the top two targets in San Francisco.

 

Julio Jones Injury Update

Julio Jones has dealt with a nagging knee injury this season that has caused him to miss multiple games. The veteran receiver was able to suit up last week and practiced on a limited basis this week. He was officially labeled as questionable for Sunday's game against the Carolina Panthers Friday.

This game has massive playoff implications, so the Buccaneers will want all hands on deck. When Jones has practiced this season he has played, so view him on the optimistic side of questionable. He is not a viable fantasy option having to share snaps with Russell Gage, with his presence being more of a boost for quarterback Tom Brady.

 

Marquise Goodwin Injury Update

Marquise Goodwin re-injured his wrist last week against the Kansas City Chiefs. The 32-year-old was initially listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the New York Jets but was downgraded to doubtful Friday evening.

Goodwin's downgrade is not really a boost for any of the Seahawks' wide receivers, but it does make tight end Noah Fant a much safer streaming option. Tyler Lockett (hand) is also listed as questionable, so Fant may become a necessary target for quarterback Geno Smith.

 

DeVante Parker Injury Update

DeVante Parker has been out since Week 15 due to a concussion he suffered the week prior. The 29-year-old has not returned to practice since and was officially ruled out for Sunday's game against the Miami Dolphins on Friday.

It is concerning that the veteran receiver will miss his third game in a row since suffering the injury, and it is realistic to expect him to sit out for the remainder of the season at this point. The targets will continue to trickle down to Jakobi Meyers and company while Parker is out.

 



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