Fantasy Football Injury Updates: Patrick Mahomes, Tom Brady, Jameis Winston could affect Week 15 QB rankings
WEEK 15 NON-PPR RANKINGS: Quarterback | Running back | Wide receiver | Tight end | D/ST | KickerPatrick Mahomes injury updateA hit in the first half Sunday had Mahomes getting up and shaking his right (throwing) hand. He never left the game, though. Andy Reid said afterward that he could tell Mahomes “wasn’t gripping all that well,” while Mahomes added, “It doesn’t feel great right now but it’s something that you play with.”Kansas City plays a tricky Denver defense in Week 15, and no, you’re not sitting Mahomes, but maybe you’d consider sitting a secondary weapon like Sammy Watkins if it seems like Mahomes won’t be playing at 100 percent.WEEK 15: Top Waiver PickupsTom Brady injury newsBrady attended his postgame press conference Sunday with his right elbow heavily wrapped. “I just got hit right on my elbow, it’s fine,” Brady told reporters. “Probably be on the injury report, but I’ll be there next Sunday (against the Bengals).”Brady’s elbow might not be enough to keep him off the field, but his play should probably keep him out of your fantasy lineups. He’s thrown multiple touchdowns just once in the Patriots’ past five games and often looks on a different page than his WRs not named Julian Edelman. Even with the great Bengals matchup, you might be able to do better than Brady in Week 15.WEEK 15 PPR RANKINGS: Running back | Wide receiver | Tight end Jameis Winston injury statusWinston missed the first series of the second half Sunday as the television broadcast showed him throwing on the sideline while Ryan Griffin was in at QB. Bruce Arians said after the game that X-rays revealed a tiny fracture in Winston’s right (throwing) hand. WEEK 15 DFS LINEUPS:FD Cash | FD GPP | DK Cash | Y! Cash | Y! GPPIt was classic Winston on Sunday – 456 yards and four touchdowns paired with three interceptions. Assuming Winston is active in Week 15 against the Lions, he remains a maddeningly productive QB1. What’s more notable might be Mike Evans’ hamstring injury, but that didn’t seem to slow down Winston in the second half Sunday. Patrick Mahomes, Tom Brady and Jameis Winston all look likely to play in Week 15 despite getting dinged up Sunday. Things could change as we get additional injury updates throughout the week, but you can probably count on these three quarterbacks the same as you always would in QB rankings (although there’s a case to be made against Brady that you’ll see below). The fantasy playoffs would be a bad time for these QBs to sit out and force us to watch Chad Henne, Jarrett Stidham or Ryan Griffin.For news on banged-up WRs Calvin Ridley, Mike Evans, DJ Chark, and DeVante Parker, go here; for the latest on injured RBs Derrius Guice, Derrick Henry, and more, go here; for the latest on ailing TEs Noah Fant, Ryan Griffin, Mark Andrews, and Jared Cook, click here; for updates on injured TEs Gerald Everett, Evan Engram, and Greg Olsen, go here; for updates on WRs Adam Thielen, JuJu Smith-Schuster, Will Fuller, and T.Y. Hilton, go here; for news on RBs James Conner, Josh Jacobs, Le’Veon Bell, and more, click here. Follow us on Twitter for more news and updates @ SN_Fantasy.