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News: 10 hours agoThe Seahawks placed Eskridge (hand) on injured reserve Saturday, John Boyle of the team's official site reports.
Spin: Eskridge left Seattle's last game Week 10 with what initially was termed a bruised hand. With the hindsight provided by a Week 11 bye, coach Pete Carroll revealed Friday that Eskridge instead has a broken hand, which will force an IR stint. Eskridge will miss at least the next four contests as a result, meaning his next chance to play will arrive Saturday, Dec. 24 in Kansas City. Some options to fill in for him as a kick returner are DeeJay Dallas and Tre Brown, per Boyle.
ESPN Fantasy Projection: Eskridge was selected in the second round of the 2021 draft, but his rookie campaign was derailed by a concussion suffered in Week 1. He handled three touches on his first 11 NFL snaps, but settled into a situational role once he returned to action in Week 10. He was limited to an ugly 64 yards on 20 targets (3.2 YPT), but showed his playmaking ability with 59 yards on four carries. Eskridge is old for a second-year player (25) and the entire offense took a hit when the team traded Russell Wilson. Especially with DK Metcalf, Tyler Lockett and Noah Fant ahead of him for targets, Eskridge is a long shot for consistent fantasy value. He's best viewed as a dynasty stash.