NFL Injury Analysis: Evaluating the Final Week
NFL Injury Analysis: Evaluating the Final Week

This article is part of our Injury Analysis series.

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays. I hope you are able to celebrate with a fantasy football championship, fueled by advice and information provided here and from all the other amazing contributors on Rotowire. For those still playing for something in the final week of the 2019 NFL season, brace yourself, as injuries will drastically alter lineups across the league. NFL teams locked into playoff positioning often adopt a conservative approach with their hampered stars and rest those nursing even the mildest of injuries. The same generally occurs on the opposite end of the spectrum as teams long removed from the playoff picture elect to protect their players with an eye on the future. Nevertheless, let's attempt to make our way through the 2019 NFL injury reports for one last time.

The Baltimore Ravens: The top seed in the AFC has been direct with their approach in Week 17 and have already stated that several notable players, including MVP candidate Lamar Jackson and running back Mark Ingram, will not dress for this week's finale against the Steelers. The three-week break will be particularly helpful for Ingram who suffered a mild to moderate calf strain in Week 16's win over the Browns. Calf strains can be difficult injuries to manage and easily aggravated, especially if the affected individual returns prematurely. Look for Gus Edwards to be the feature back for Baltimore in Week 17 with Justice Hill also seeing an increase in workload. Backup quarterback and former Heisman trophy winner

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Jeff Stotts
Jeff Stotts works as a Certified Athletic Trainer (MAT, ATC, PES, CES). He won the 2011 Best Fantasy Football Article in Print from the Fantasy Sports Trade Association.
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