Several big-name wide receivers land on Week 15 injury report

RotoExperts.com delivers all the important player news with in-depth fantasy analysis for Week 15.

Quarterbacks

  • Matt Ryan (toe) is listed as questionable and is likely a game-time decision. Even if he can go this week, Ryan is not for recommended for fantasy use as he faces the Jets defense, which will neutralize his best wide receiver, Roddy White.
  • Mark Sanchez (knee) is expected to return to the starting lineup this week. He should not be used in most fantasy leagues in a very important playoff week.
  • Matthew Stafford (shoulder) is not expected to start. QB Daunte Culpepper will get the call again in his place, but he is not useful in fantasy leagues.
  • Vince Young (hamstring, knee) is listed as questionable to face the Dolphins. He is slated to play, but fantasy owners should not expect anything more than adequate statistical production. There are better options to use in fantasy playoff games.

Running backs

  • Ahmad Bradshaw (ankles, foot) missed practices late in the week, and it is apparent that he should be reserved for Week 15. RB Brandon Jacobs should be the only Giants runner used this week.
  • Correll Buckhalter (ankle) is listed as doubtful in Week 15. RB Knowshon Moreno (ankle) was able to fully practice late in the week and is a good No. 2 back as he faces the Raiders.
  • Arian Foster (ribs) was a full participant in practices throughout the week. He was a very popular waiver-wire add this past week, but don't overrate him simply based on his matchup with St. Louis. Foster has no real track record and should not be considered over proven running backs. Foster is a nice flex option if pickings are rather slim.
  • Steven Jackson (illness, back) was not able to practice again this week. He has been able to play through the back issues, but it remains to be seen if an illness (flu-like symptoms) will affect his status for Week 15. Be sure to monitor his status at game time.
  • Chris Jennings (shoulder) was a full participant in practices throughout the week. It is uncertain how much work he will get in any given week, so he is a somewhat risky flex play even in larger leagues.
  • Pierre Thomas (hip) was limited in practices for the Saints. He is expected to play on Saturday night, but the committee situation in New Orleans dictates that Thomas should only be used in a flex role. RB Mike Bell (wrist, knee) was a full participant in practices but might not get enough quality touches to merit using in fantasy leagues.
  • Michael Turner (ankle) is listed as questionable and could be a game-time decision. Fantasy leaguers should not expect too much from him even if he can play. Use another runner who is clearly in line for more work.
  • Brian Westbrook (head) is out once again. RB Leonard Weaver (hamstring) was a full participant in practices and might be good for a touchdown against the 49ers, but RB LeSean McCoy is simply not reliable for fantasy purposes.

Wide receivers

  • Nate Burleson (ankle) has been declared out for Week 15. WR Deion Branch should see a lot of reps as a result, and he's worth a look if you need emergency help in a larger league.
  • Joshua Cribbs (ankle) was limited in practices throughout the week. There was much hype surrounding him this past week, but he has not been useful as a fantasy player for most of the season. It's a risk to start using him now.
  • Larry Fitzgerald (knee) is listed as questionable for Week 15. He is expected to play against the Lions, though, so fantasy leaguers should keep him in their lineups.
  • Percy Harvin (illness) was able to practice by Friday and should be considered as a No. 3 fantasy wide receiver in larger leagues this week.
  • Devin Hester (calf) is doubtful and will likely be inactive again. WR Devin Aromashodu should start again this week, but he's not a viable fantasy option.
  • Calvin Johnson (knee) is listed questionable and will be a game-time decision to face the Cardinals. Fantasy players should strongly consider a safer alternative who has no health issues.
  • Jeremy Maclin (foot) will not play this week against the 49ers. WR Reggie Brown will start in his absence, but he's not a viable fantasy option.
  • Derrick Mason (finger) is listed as probable in Week 15. Fantasy leaguers should rely on him for solid production against the Bears.
  • Terrell Owens (illness) is listed as questionable to face the Patriots. He might not deliver satisfying fantasy numbers even if he can play, so owners should consider another option for Week 15.
  • Sidney Rice (illness) is listed as questionable to face the Panthers on Sunday night. However, there are no strong indications he will sit out in the contest. Barring setbacks, he should remain in most lineups.
  • Hines Ward (hamstring) was back at full practices by Thursday and will start against the Packers. Fantasy players should roll with Ward, who will be up to the challenge of facing an aggressive Green Bay secondary.
  • Roddy White (knee) was a full participant in practices throughout the week. Still, his owners should consider reserving him, as he could struggle against Jets CB Darrelle Revis.

Tight ends

  • Brent Celek (back, thumb) has been listed as questionable but is expected to play against the 49ers. Barring setbacks, he should be active in fantasy leagues.
  • Zach Miller (head) has been declared out for Week 15. He's an unreliable fantasy option even when at 100 percent.
  • Visanthe Shiancoe (ribs) is listed as probable for Sunday night's game in Carolina. Fantasy players should start him as usual, as he'll continue to get important red-zone looks.
  • Kellen Winslow (knee) is listed as questionable to face the Seahawks. Check his status at game time and start him if he's active.

Kickers

  • Garrett Hartley (hip) was limited in practice this week but is still expected to play on Saturday. There are likely some quality kickers available in many leagues, however, so simply switch Hartley out for full peace of mind.
  • Neil Rackers (groin) has been declared out for Week 15. K Mike Nugent will kick in his place and is a viable option because the Cardinals will move into scoring range frequently against Detroit.

Scott Engel is Managing Director and Senior NFL Editor at www.rotoexperts.com. Join Scott and the RotoExperts.com staff for LIVE Fantasy Playoff Chats on Sundays from 10 am until kickoff!

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