Fantasy Injury Updates: Latest news on Jalen Hurts, Terry McLaurin, Tyler Lockett, more impacting Week 15 start ’em, sit ’em decisions

It took till Week 15, however rescheduling has as soon as once more hit the NFL. COVID has pressured each the (*15*)-Eagles and Seahawks-Rams video games to Tuesday at 6 p.m. ET, and whereas that ought to make more gamers out there — like Odell Beckham Jr. and Darrell Henderson, who had been each activated off the reserve/COVID listing on Saturday — it additionally creates more start ’em, sit ’em complications for injured gamers like Jalen Hurts and Terry McLaurin and COVID-affected gamers like Tyler Lockett and Tyler Higbee. Knowing the most recent updates can be key, which is why we’ll be offering them beneath till kickoff. 

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Is Jalen Hurts enjoying Week 15?

Hurts (ankle) missed Week 13, however he was absolutely anticipated to play after the Eagles’ bye. After getting in full practices on Thursday and Friday, that is nonetheless the expectation for Tuesday’s sport in opposition to (*15*). 

As lengthy as Hurts is lively, he is a must-start on this extremely favorable matchup. Hurts homeowners may be a bit nervous seeing a “Q” subsequent to his identify heading into Sunday, however there is not any actual cause to be apprehensive. If Hurts has a setback and is a shock scratch, then Gardner Minshew would start once more and be a stable alternative. 

Thielen | Mayfield | Landry/Hooper

Is Terry McLaurin enjoying Week 15?

McLaurin (concussion) should clear concussion protocols as a way to be activate for Tuesday’s sport in opposition to Philadelphia, however after full practices on Thursday and Friday, he appears extremely more likely to swimsuit up.


Scary Terry has disenchanted in 5 of his previous six video games, so given the significance of this matchup for fantasy homeowners, it may be finest to depart him on your bench — particularly with Kyle Allen (or worse) anticipated to start. However, we all know the form of upside McLaurin has, so there’s nothing flawed with slotting him into your WR3 or flex spot. If he is out, count on DeAndre Carter, Ricky Seals-Jones, and Curtis Samuel to see more targets. 

Quarterback | Running again | Wide Receiver | Tight finish | D/ST | Kicker

Is Tyler Lockett enjoying Week 15? 

Lockett was positioned on the reserve/COVID listing on Thursday, however with the Seahawks-Rams sport moved to Tuesday, it is unclear if he nonetheless has an opportunity to play. It will all come to down as to whether Lockett is taken into account vaccinated and if he can return to 2 unfavorable exams inside 24 hours of one another previous to Tuesday’s sport. 

At this level, fantasy homeowners should not rely on Lockett being out there. If you do wait him out, have a pivot from Tuesday’s video games prepared. The prime choices would come with Jalen Reagor, Freddy Swain, Dee Eskridge, DeAndre Carter, and Curtis Samuel (if lively).


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Is Tyler Higbee enjoying Week 15? 

Much like Lockett, Higbee’s standing is up within the air. He was initially positioned on the reserve/COVID listing on Monday, then he got here off it, solely to be positioned again on on Friday. It’s tough to think about him being cleared in time for Tuesday’s sport in opposition to the Seahawks, however clearly this example is fluid. 

Quarterback | Running again | Wide Receiver | Tight finish | D/ST | Kicker

Higbee has been beneath common this 12 months anyway, so fantasy homeowners should not be counting on him in a must-win week. Viable pivots embrace Ricky Seals-Jones and Gerald Everett, and there is an argument to be made each are higher performs than Higbee anyway.

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