Fantasy football — TNF injury outlooks for Richardson, Graham, Prosise

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The most fantasy-relevant injury updates for Thursday’s NFL tilt between the Seattle Seahawks and Arizona Cardinals are on the Seahawks’ side of the ball. Here is a look at them.

Paul Richardson, WR, groin, (questionable): It’s worth noting the Seahawks did not conduct full practices this week, but instead had walk-throughs, which is not surprising on a short week in the middle of a long season.

All the more noteworthy, then, is that Richardson, who did not appear on Monday’s injury report, was suddenly listed as a “did not practice” on Tuesday. When teams conduct walk-throughs, the practice participation listings are an estimate of what the player would have done if it had been a full practice.

Richardson was again listed as a nonparticipant Wednesday with a “questionable” designation in advance of the game. In other words, his status will officially come down to a game-time decision, though ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports Richardson is “expected to play but could be limited some.”

Without having tested anything in practice, the wide receiver will have to get through warm-ups without incident, followed by the game.

Richardson has been a solid contributor behind Doug Baldwin and has been a welcome fantasy producer, finding the end zone in half of his appearances. It remains to be seen how much of a big-play threat he can be just four days removed from his last game and at less than full health.

Others

Seahawks tight end Jimmy Graham was listed on the injury report as a non-practice participant Monday and Tuesday because of an ankle. On Wednesday, he was projected as a full participant and removed from the pregame injury report, indicating he will play. He has found the end zone four times in his past four games, so his availability is a relief to fans of fantasy and of Seattle.

Fellow pass-catcher wide receiver Tyler Lockett was listed as a non-practice participant on Monday but was upgraded to full participation status on Tuesday and Wednesday. His removal from the pregame injury report also ensures his availability, perhaps more important with Richardson being less than fully healthy.

Running back C.J. Prosise makes his return to the playing field after missing most of the season with a high ankle sprain. Prosise was listed as a full participant daily and is the healthiest he’s been since Week 3. Between Prosise, Thomas Rawls and J.D. McKissic, it is unclear just how the running back duties will be divided against the Cardinals.

Out

Eddie Lacy, RB, groin: It became apparent fairly quickly that Lacy was not going to have enough recovery time in a short week to return from a right groin strain that forced an early exit on Sunday. Lacy was expected to carry the primary load in Week 10 but managed only 11 offensive snaps before leaving the game. He was listed as a nonparticipant in practice throughout the week and to no one’s surprise is out Thursday night.



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