NFL Playoffs DFS or football championships for Wild Card Weekend will be heavily affected by a handful of injuries. Miles Sanders and Will Fuller V could have serious doubts about their teams, while Dalvin Cook and Julian Edelman would have to play but could play at less than 100 percent. We have the latest injury updates below for these four players before the postseason starts.
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Miles Sanders injury report
Sanders left Week 17 with an ankle injury that he initially played before leaving for good. Sanders will have an MRI on Monday after returning negative X-rays, according to Tom Pelissero. The Sanders regime for Sunday is “TBD”, Pelissero added.
Sanders’ absence on Sunday meant a big dose of Boston Scott despite Jordan Howard being active. Scott should be a popular DFS game against the Seahawks if Sanders is there, but if Sanders plays, there is a lot of uncertainty in the Philadelphia backfield.
Does Dalvin Cook play in the playoffs?
Reports throughout the season expect Cook to return from a shoulder injury to fit the Wild Card round for the Vikings. Minnesota had nothing to play in Week 17, so since Cook was a limited participant in the week, he was kept out.
Cook should get his full distribution on Sunday against the Saints as it is Minnesota’s best hope of staying in the game. Assuming Cook is active, it is a solid DFS game and makes it impossible to use any combination of Alexander Mattison, Mike Boone and Ameer Abdullah even as a punt game.
Julian Edelman damages news
Edelman has suffered knee and shoulder injuries for each of the last three weeks, never staying out, but consequently less productive than usual. He has not scored the last three games and averages just 35.7 chips per contest. In fact, Edelman is unlikely to miss Saturday’s game against the Titans, but could still be limited.
DFS teams can avoid Edelman this weekend and get a knife with the cheaper N’Keal Harry, who often finds the field when Edelman sits. Tom Brady is also a less attractive game with his top pick not at full strength.
Will injury state Fuller V
Fuller lost week 17 after being injured in Week 16. He was named a three-week injury by Ian Rapoport, who also said there was an “outside chance” that Fuller was ready to play against Buffalo on Saturday.
It’s hard to support anything from Sunday’s game as Houston rested the players. Expect Kenny Stills to play Texans’ WR 2 with Fuller as he did before this season. With DeAndre Hopkins matching Tre’Davious White, there is a possibility of stacking up using Stills with Deshaun Watson as an opposing bet on Hopkins.