Is Chris Olave playing today? (Latest injury update for Lions vs. Saints in NFL Week 13)

The latest injury update for New Orleans Saints receiver Chris Olave.

New Orleans Saints wide receiver Chris Olave.
New Orleans Saints wide receiver Chris Olave. / Jeffrey Becker-USA TODAY Sports
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New Orleans Saints wide receiver Chris Olave reportedly is expected to play in Week 13 against the Detroit Lions.

After missing practice time early in the week due to a concussion, Olave returned to a session on Friday, which put him on track for Sunday’s game. 

Olave’s presence should be a massive boost for the New Orleans offense. 

Chris Olave injury status for Week 13 game vs. Lions

Olave is listed as questionable, but he is expected to play in Week 13 against the Lions. 

Best Chris Olave prop bet for Week 13 vs. Detroit Lions

Chris Olave OVER 5.5 receptions

The Lions defense has been exposed a bit as of late, especially on Thanksgiving Day against the Green Bay Packers. 

Now, the team has to face an elite receiver like Olave who has made six or more receptions in three straight games. 

There has been a ton of volume for Olave as well, as he’s been targeted at least eight times in each of his last six matchups. I expect a big day for him on Sunday. 

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Chris Olave injury history

This is the second time in the NFL that Olave has suffered a concussion, something to keep an eye on going forward this season. 

Olave was also concussed back in October of last season. He seems to have recovered well for ?Week 13, but it’s worth monitoring since this is his second head injury in as many seasons. 

When is Chris Olave coming back?

Olave is expected to play in Week 13 despite being listed as questionable with a concussion. He had returned to practice late in the week, a sign that he’d be able to go in this game. 

New Orleans Saints next 5 opponents

  • Carolina Panthers, Sunday, Dec. 10
  • New York Giants, Sunday, Dec. 17
  • Los Angeles Rams, Thursday, Dec. 21
  • Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Sunday, Dec. 31
  • Atlanta Falcons, Sunday, Jan. 7

New Orleans Saints injury report

  • Blake Grupe – questionable
  • Cameron Jordan – questionable
  • Chris Olave – questionable
  • Marcus Maye – out
  • Kendre Miller – out
  • Erik McCoy – questionable
  • Pete Werner – out
  • Rashid Shaheed – out

Detroit Lions injury report

  • Alex Anzalone – doubtful
  • Jonah Jackson – questionable
  • Hendon Hooker – out

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