Week 16 DFS Injury Impact
Injuries and players missing time for other reasons are always a big deal in fantasy football but even more so in DFS where one player’s issues can completely alter an entire game and the next man up mantra becomes vital due to the salary cap nature of DFS. Thus, it’s important to stay on top of all the injury and suspension news before locking in your DFS lineups.
Here are the most relevant players on the main slate (If you’re looking for injury news for the primetime slate, check out the primetime slate article) in danger of missing time or returning to action in Week 16:
Cincinnati Bengals @ Cleveland Browns – 1:00pm ET
OUT for the Bengals: Andy Dalton, A.J. Green, and Tyler Boyd
Upgrade: John Ross and Cody Core
Upgrade: Browns D/ST
Boyd’s absence this week should mean more playing time for both John Ross and Cody Core. But come on, the Bengals are a dumpster fire right now. The obvious play here is the Browns D/ST as Cleveland is currently 8.5 point favorites at home.
Minnesota Vikings @ Detroit Lions – 1:00pm ET
OUT for the Lions: Marvin Jones and Bruce Ellington
Questionable for the Lions: Matthew Stafford and Kenny Golladay
Upgrade if Golladay plays: Kenny Golladay
Upgrade if Golladay sits: Andy Jones and T.J. Jones
Indications are Stafford and Golladay will play through their questionable tags. That puts Golladay on the map after catching seven of eight targets for 146 yards last week in Buffalo. This is another tough test for Golladay against the Vikings but the Lions do get to play at home in this one. If Golladay surprisingly sits, Andy Jones and T.J. Jones would both be near full-time players since Bruce Ellington has already been ruled out this week.