In this series, we’ll cast a wide net to cover many different injuries that occurred during each week of the NFL regular season and what the implications are for your fantasy teams. If there were large injuries during the week, we’ll be sure to have a detailed piece in addition to this article. If there is any injury on your mind you believe I missed, please feel free to comment below and I’ll give you my thoughts.
We made it, folks! The fantasy football regular season is now officially over in the vast majority of leagues. I hope your season was successful and you’re still in the hunt for a championship. If not, hopefully your league has a “toilet bowl” for the rest of the league to keep them engaged. Dynasty fantasy football during the regular season always feels like a grind, but the off-season is quickly approaching. Keeping up with depth charts and injuries to snag a valuable asset from your opponents is a great way to keep churning value on your roster and make your team better for 2019. Either way, let’s delve into week 13’s key injuries and what they mean for the rest of this season and the future.
A.J. Green, WR CIN
An overall disappointing, injury-plagued season came to an end on Sunday for the Bengals’ star wide receiver. Green had been adamant about wanting to play through his foot injury that already cost him three games before this week. On what appeared to be just a normal route, Green grabbed his foot after just a few steps and ultimately had to leave the game for good. He’ll consult doctors in the coming weeks for surgery, but his 2018 is over regardless of the decision.
Fantasy owners have perhaps fortunately been forced to cope without Green for the past few weeks. If anything, it’s fortunate Green’s re-injury did not happen during the fantasy playoffs. The Bengals have a tough week 14 matchup against the Chargers coming up, one that they’ll likely be playing from behind in. Despite the Bengals likely needing to throw to keep up, Tyler Boyd and Joe Mixon would be the only two fantasy assets I’d feel comfortable moving forward starting. The Bengals have been one of the most injury plagued teams this season in regards to their skill position players. They’ll look to take a major step forward again in 2019.
James Conner, RB PIT