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Chris Olave ruled out with hamstring injury for Week 16 vs. Browns

Chris Olave is dealing with a hamstring injury ahead of Week 16 vs. the Browns. We break down the fantasy football impact.

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The New Orleans Saints will hit the road for a Week 16 showdown against the Cleveland Browns this Saturday and wide receiver Chris Olave is listed on the injury report with a hamstring injury. The rookie wideout briefly entered the blue medical tent in Sunday’s victory over the Atlanta Falcons but did return to the action later.

Olave has remained a consistent presence within the Saints offense even with the team’s inconsistencies. He currently sits just 60 yards shy of achieving a 1,000-yard receiving season as a rookie.

Chris Olave injury updates

Thursday PM update — Olave has officially been listed as out for this game along with Jarvis Landry. Winds are going to be 30-40 mph, so you probably didn’t want much invested in how the Saints passing game does this week anyway.

Thursday update — Olave was missing from practice again on Thursday, per Nick Underhill. He won’t play this week, but the team has yet to make it official.

Wednesday update — Olave wasn’t spotted at the start of practice on Wednesday. His availability for the Browns game appears to be in question. If he can't play, the wind and cold forcast for Cleveland might have pushed you to sit him this week anyway..

Tuesday update — Olave was listed as a non-participant in practice on Tuesday. New Orleans just held a walkthrough, so the injury designation is just an estimation of where he’d be under normal circumstances. We’ll see how his status shakes out over the next two days of practice.

Fantasy football advice

If Olave weren’t able to go for Saturday, keep an eye out for Rashid Shaheed on the waiver wire. He caught three receptions for 95 yards and a touchdown on Sunday and is coming into his own as a threat for the Saints offense.