Fantasy Injury Updates: Latest on Joe Mixon, Leonard Fournette Affecting Week 16 Waiver Wire Pickups

Top fantasy running backs Joe Mixon and Leonard Fournette were beaten on Sunday, and with the fantasy football playoffs advancing, two of the top five potentially missing Fantasy RBs are having a huge impact on waiver wire mics and start them up, sit decisions. We have the latest injury updates on each player below.

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WEEK 16: Best Waiver Pickups

Joe Mixon Injury Update

Mixon (leg) left Cincinnati’s Week 15 game against the Broncos several times, and he was especially gimpy at the end of the fourth quarter when he left and didn’t come back. There appears to be little concern about his status for Week 16 against the Ravens, but these types of lower body injuries can get worse over time, so it’s a good idea to keep an eye out for later in the week. .

Either way, all Mixon owners should have registered Samaje Perine by now, but if not, now is the time to do so. Again, it looks like Mixon has avoided the worst for now, but things are happening, so prevention is better than cure. Even people who don’t own Mixon should have Perine on their radar as he is one of those handcuffed RBs that will be taking on a huge workload in a starter role. That said, there is another BR on exemptions that has a better chance of having an immediate impact (see below).

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Update on Leonard Fournette’s injuries

UPDATE: NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reported Monday morning that Fournette avoided a “serious” injury but should miss a game or two.

Fournette (ankle, hamstrings) might be looking to miss some time, as he entered Week 15 with an ankle injury and suffered from hamstring disease in the game against the Saints. He will continue to be a staple in the RB1 rankings lineup if he’s active, but if the going gets tough, Ronald Jones is easily the No.1 waiver addition as Week 16 approaches. Sure, Jones doesn’t have the PPR potential that Fournette takes with him, but he will take on a full workload as Ke’Shawn Vaughn has proven unreliable and Giovani Bernard (hip, knee) is on the roster. wounded. Even in a tough clash with Carolina, it would be hard to resist throwing Jones into one of the best offensives behind one of football’s elite offensive lines.

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While Fournette would be in the top 10 if he is active, Jones should be considered a mid-level RB2 with a true RB1 on the rise if he takes the start. If there were reports that Fournette could miss the next two weeks, Vaughn would be worth adding as a handcuff to Jones. We will update this message if this happens.

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