The hope is that you had it through your semifinals with ease, and now, it is time to bring home the title. There is a lot to deal with this week, so, let us jump into our NFL injury update for Week 17. It features Brock Purdy, Isiah Pacheco, and Jaylen Waddle among others.  As news breaks, be sure to update your Week 17 fantasy football rankings and NFL projections either way. This information can also help to focus on important Week 16 start/sit lineup decisions and fantasy football advice surrounding some injured players. The first step though is the NFL injury report as you set Week 17 fantasy football lineups. 


Week 17 NFL Injury Report for Quarterbacks

Brock Purdy, San Francisco 49ers (Stinger)

It was not a good week for Brock Purdy, and that is an understatement. Amidst talk of Purdy being a legitimate contender for MVP, the San Francisco quarterback instead threw four interceptions while failing to throw a touchdown. The fact that Purdy left in the fourth quarter with a stinger doesn’t give me too much concern initially and he should be back with a much better matchup against Washington in Week 17. 

Trevor Lawrence, Jacksonville Jaguars (Shoulder)

At this point, it feels like we have a different injury each week for the Jacksonville quarterback. This week, it was an injury to Trevor Lawrence’s right shoulder that forced him out of action. At this point, it is considered a sprain, but we should keep an eye on how much he throws in practice this week and how he looks. Should Lawrence be unable to take the field, C.J. Beathard would get the start. 

Week 17 NFL Injury Report for Running Backs

Isiah Pacheco, Kansas City Chiefs (Concussion)

Isiah Pacheco’s return from a shoulder injury didn’t last too long as he left with a concussion. Now that he is protocol, we will have to monitor his progress through the protocol. Should Pacheco failed to be cleared, Clyde Edwards-Helaire will have the Kansas City backfield to himself now that Jerick McKinnon has been placed on Injured Reserve. 

Chris Rodriguez, Washington Commanders (Foot)

After picking up a combined 65 yards and scoring two touchdowns, there is concern about Chris Rodriguez’s status for Week 17 after he was seen in a walking boot. The other issue for Rodriguez is the potential return of Brian Robinson. That gives those who have been streaming Rodriguez two things to be concerned about. 

Miles Sanders, Carolina Panthers (Toe)

Following the struggles of Miles Sanders and the emergence of Chuba Hubbard (even if by default), the former’s fantasy relevance has all but disappeared. For anyone still relying on Sanders, he did exit last week’s game with a toe injury, so his already tenuous hold on volume could be in jeopardy. 

Week 17 NFL Injury Report for Wide Receivers

Jaylen Waddle, Miami Dolphins (Ankle)

The words high ankle sprain is never a good thing, and that is what Jaylen Waddle is dealing with after last week’s game. After clinching a playoff berth, the Dolphins figure to be careful with Waddle, but depending on how he looks this week, they might not have a choice. If that is the case, Cedrick Wilson is someone to watch. 

Jordan Addison, Minnesota Vikings (Ankle)

Another tough ankle in Week 16 occurred in Minnesota as Jordan Addison is now considered week-to-week. The rookie had previously had a few strong weeks and now Brandon Powell is thrust into the spotlight after having a strong game last week once Addison went down. 

Courtland Sutton, Denver Broncos (Concussion)

A concussion sent Courtland Sutton out of the game after just nine plays last week. Marvin Mims received the volume bump and he is someone to keep in mind should Sutton be unable to clear the concussion protocol to take the field this week. 

Dontayvion Wicks, Green Bay Packers (Chest)

An already thin Green Bay wide receiving group took another hit on Sunday. After catching a touchdown pass, Dontayvion Wicks was forced out of action with a chest injury. Wicks was unable to return as he wasn’t cleared by the medical staff. We will be keeping an eye on this, along with the status of Christian Watson, heading into Week 17. 

Week 17 NFL Injury Report for Tight Ends

T.J. Hockenson, Minnesota Vikings (Knee)

This was not the news anyone needed. While we don’t have any real confirmation just yet, I would have a contingency plan ready for T.J. Hockenson in Week 17 after he exited last week’s game with a knee injury. 

Cole Kmet, Chicago Bears (Knee)

After he caught four passes for 107 yards to begin the game, Cole Kmet was forced out of action with a knee injury. As we deal with an already compromised and thin tight end position, this is another situation to monitor for Week 17.