With stud RBs Josh Jacobs, Derrick Henry, and James Conner “questionable” for the second round of the fantasy football playoffs, you know nervous owners will be looking for injury updates all day. Damien Williams and Bo Scarbrough are also “game-time decisions” for Week 15, so there are plenty of start ’em, sit ’em decisions hanging in the balance. We’ll be updating below with the latest news right up until kickoff.
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Is Josh Jacobs playing Week 15?
The MRI on Jacobs shoulder came back clean earlier this week, and he reportedly “looked good” in practice on Thursday. He was still listed as “questionable” on Oakland’s official injury report, but he said he “plans” to play against the Jaguars this week.
Because the game kicks off at 4:05 p.m. ET, Jacobs’ owners will need to have a late-game/prime-time backup ready to go in case he’s scratched. DeAndre Washington is his direct backup on the Raiders, and he’ll be a solid RB2 given the favorable matchup.
Is Derrick Henry playing Week 15?
Despite not practicing all week and being listed as “questionable” on the Titans final injury report, Henry (hamstring) and Titans coach Mike Vrabel have said the stud back will suit up on Sunday against the Texans.
It would be a surprise if Henry was held out of a key divisional game, so start him as you normally would as long as he’s active. If he’s a surprise scratch, Dion Lewis would handle most of the carries and be a worthwhile FLEX in standard leagues and an RB2 in PPR leagues.
Is James Conner playing Sunday night?
Conner (shoulder) got in full practices all week and is “questionable” for Sunday night’s game against Buffalo.
It’s likely Conner will be active, but it’s unclear if he’ll receive his full complement of touches. With Jaylen Samuels a capable receiving back and Benny Snell Jr. providing a spark as a runner, Conner could be in line for about 10-12 touches. Still, he has the most upside of any Steelers’ RB and should be considered at least a FLEX.
Damien Williams injury update
Williams (ribs) hasn’t played since Week 11, but he got in limited practices and is “questionable” for this week’s game against the Broncos.
It’s tough to trust any Chiefs RB right now. If Williams returns, he’ll likely be the “lead” back, but that could mean just 10 touches. You can use him as a FLEX in PPR leagues, but if he’s out, don’t bother with any of Kansas City’s other RBs.
Is Bo Scarbrough injury news
Scabrough (ribs) missed practice on Thursday and is “questionable” for Sunday’s game against Tampa.
Given the tough matchup and Scarbrough’s health, fantasy owners should be looking elsewhere even if he’s active. At best he’s a FLEX in standard leagues. If he’s out, J.D. McKissic could have some FLEX PPR value, but his ceiling is low.