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What to do with Austin Hooper, Devonta Freeman, Saquon Barkley, more on injury report

The injury report includes some notable names after the 1:00 p.m. games on the Week 10 schedule. There’s likely to be some additions, but we break down where things stand before heading into Week 11.

Atlanta Falcons running back Devonta Freeman celebrates his second quarter touchdown with Jake Matthews and Austin Hooper against the New England Patriots during Super Bowl LI at NRG Stadium. Eric Seals-USA TODAY Sports

The NFL is midway through the late afternoon stretch of the Sunday schedule, and we have a few notable names on the injury report after the 1:00 p.m. games. It’s not like what we’ve seen in recent weeks, but when Austin Hooper and Devonta Freeman are on the injury report, decisions have to be made. All of these names will impact fantasy football waiver wire decisions.

We’ve still got the second half of the late afternoon games, and Sunday Night Football and Monday Night Football to go, so this list could grow. But in the meantime, it’s time to start considering your waiver wire options for Week 11 of your fantasy football leagues. Below is a rundown of notable injuries, and who stands to benefit as you consider what to do with your waiver wire priority.

Austin Hooper, TE, Falcons

Hooper suffered a knee injury in the fourth quarter. He left for the medical tent and then the locker room before the team announced he was questionable to return. He never returned and his status is unknown heading into Week 11. He had four receptions for 17 yards and a touchdown before leaving the game. Luke Stocker is the Falcons backup tight end, but holds no fantasy value if Hooper misses time.

Saquon Barkley, RB, Giants

Barkley had a poor game, rushing 13 times for one yard. After the game, head coach Pat Shurmur said Barkley was banged up, and the running back was later spotted going to the x-ray room. He appeared to finish the game, but if he misses any time, Wayne Gallman would start in his place. The Giants are headed into their bye week, so Barkley gets some time to rest.

Devonta Freeman, RB, Falcons

Freeman suffered an ankle injury in the third quarter. He was announced as questionable to return but then downgraded to out. When Freeman left the game, he had ten rushes for 38 yards and three receptions on four targets for ten yards. Brian Hill replaced him and rushed 20 times for 61 yards, while adding one catch for a ten-yard touchdown. Hill is the player to add off the waiver wire if Freeman misses any time.

Ty Johnson, RB, Lions

Johnson suffered a head injury and was eventually diagnosed with a concussion. He did not return after rushing five times for 16 yards and catching one pass for three yards. J.D. McKissic took over the starting role, finishing the game with ten rushes for 36 yards and six receptions for 19 yards. Paul Perkins added seven rushes for nine yards and one reception for nine yards. McKissic is the starter if Johnson misses any time. He’s got some value in PPR leagues, but not in standard leagues. Perkins holds no value.