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Mike White ruled out for Week 18 vs. Dolphins, Joe Flacco to start

Jets QB Mike White is dealing with a lingering rib injury. We break down the fantasy football impact.

Mike White #5 of the New York Jets celebrates after catching the ball for a two point conversion during the fourth quarter against the Cincinnati Bengals at MetLife Stadium on October 31, 2021 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. Photo by Sarah Stier/Getty Images

The New York Jets will take on the Miami Dolphins in Week 18. The Jets have been eliminated from playoff contention and have a shot at keeping the Dolphins out of the playoffs with a big win in the season’s final week. Quarterback Mike White was listed as a full participant on Wednesday but was downgraded to limited on Thursday with a rib injury.

Mike White injury updates

Friday, Jan. 6 update — The Jets have ruled out Mike White for Sunday’s game and will start Joe Flacco in his place, per Rich Cimini. Zach Wilson will be the No. 2 QB.

Thursday, Jan. 5 update — Even though he was listed as a full participant for Wednesday’s practice, White was downgraded to limited on Thursday.

Fantasy football advice

White has played in four games this season. He has completed 58.9% of his passes for 1,192 yards with three touchdowns and four interceptions. The Jets have had a revolving door at quarterback this season, but they seem content rolling with White in this game. He typically gives them their best chance to win, with veteran Joe Flacco serving as his backup. If you have any active fantasy football leagues still, no need to look White’s way.