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Fantasy Football: Week 14 Injury Updates

by Ethan Sauers | @ethansauers | Featured Writer
Dec 9, 2017

Week 14 is the illustrious Jim Mora Week when it comes to most Fantasy Football leagues. Yes, that’s right, we’re talking playoffs. Whether you made the promised land of post-season glory or you’re taking an act of desperation into the consolation bracket, it’s imperative to keep an eye on injuries. Realizing that you need to make some last-minute swaps or do some waiver-wire witchcraft could make the difference between an early-round exit and hoisting the hardware in a few short weeks. Maybe you’re just staving off a last-place punishment and needing that last piece for a final push to keep your pride intact. Either way, we’ve got you covered in Week 14.

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Indianapolis at Buffalo (Sunday, 1:00 PM ET)

Indianapolis: WR Donte Moncrief (ankle) has been ruled out, according to the team’s official injury report.

Buffalo: According to the team’s official injury report, QB Tyrod Taylor (knee) and DT Kyle Williams (groin) are both questionable for Sunday’s game in Week 14. Taylor practiced in a limited capacity on Thursday and Friday while Williams was limited on Friday.

Minnesota at Carolina (Sunday, 1:00 PM ET)

Minnesota: The Vikings will be shorthanded on the Offensive Line this Sunday, as T Mike Remmers (back) has been ruled out by Coach Mike Zimmer. C Pat Elfein (shoulder) may also miss time after being a limited participant all week. Elfein is listed as questionable on the official injury report.

Carolina: TE Greg Olsen (foot) and WRs Devin Funchess (shoulder) and Kaelin Clay (shoulder) all enter the weekend with a questionable designation from the Panthers’ injury report. This would funnel most of the receiving duties to RB Christian McCaffrey and WR Russell Shepard. LB Shaq Thompson (foot) has already been ruled out.

Chicago at Cincinnati (Sunday, 1:00 PM ET)

Chicago: After not practicing all week, the Bears have three defensive starters listed as doubtful for Week 14. S Adrian Amos (hamstring), DT Eddie Goldman (hip), and OLB Pernell McPhee (shoulder) are all unlikely to suit up, come Sunday.

Cincinnati: The Bengals have a laundry list of injuries on the defensive side of the ball. LB Vontaze Burfict (concussion), CB Dre Kirkpatrick (concussion), and RB Joe Mixon (concussion) have all been ruled out on the official injury report. DT Geno Atkins (toe), CB Darqueze Dennard (knee), and LB Vincent Rey (hamstring) are all questionable as well.

Green Bay at Cleveland (Sunday, 1:00 PM ET)

Green Bay: DT Quinton Dial (chest/knee) and LB Nick Perry (foot/shoulder) are both questionable for Sunday’s matchup against the Browns. CB Davon House (shoulder) is listed as doubtful, on the injury report, after not practicing all week.

Cleveland: The Browns list S Jabrill Peppers (knee) as doubtful on Friday’s injury report. He is joined by, questionable designations, TE Seth DeValve (hip), DT Danny Shelton (chest/ribs), and WR Sammie Coates (knee/ankle). Neither Peppers nor Shelton participated in practice on Friday.

San Francisco at Houston (Sunday, 1:00 PM ET)

San Francisco: The 49ers only listed T Trent Brown (shoulder) on the injury report this week. Brown is questionable for Week 14.

Houston: On the offensive side of the ball, the Texans will be without RB Alfred Blue (concussion), WR Braxton Miller (concussion), and T Julien Davenport (shoulder) as they have all been ruled out on this week’s injury report.

Oakland at Kansas City (Sunday, 1:00 PM ET)

Oakland: The Raiders could potentially be without WRs Amari Cooper (ankle) and Cordarrelle Patterson (hip) as both are listed as questionable on this week’s injury report.

Kansas City: The Chiefs will be without starting CB Marcus Peters (non-injury related) this Sunday. They may also be without LB Tamba Hali (knee), who is listed as questionable on the official injury report.

Dallas at New York Giants (Sunday, 1:00 PM ET)

Dallas: The Cowboys list WR Brice Butler (foot), T La’el Collins (back), DT Maliek Collins (foot), DL David Irving (concussion), CB Orlando Scandrick (back) and T Tyron Smith (back) all as questionable for Sunday’s game, on their official injury report. Of those, only La’el Collins, Irving, and Scandrick were held out of Friday’s practice.

New York Giants: On offense, the Giants list RB Orleans Darkwa (illness), WRs Travis Rudolph (hamstring) and Sterling Shepard (hamstring) as questionable on this week’s injury report. On defense, they show CB Eli Apple (hip/back) as questionable and LB B.J. Goodson (ankle) having already been ruled out.

Detroit at Tampa Bay (Sunday, 1:00 PM ET)

Detroit: The Lions have officially ruled out T Ricky Wagner (ankle) for Sunday’s game against the Bucs. According to the official injury report, most other spots on the field are pretty murky. RB Ameer Abdullah (neck), DE Ziggy Ansah (ankle), QB Matthew Stafford (right hand) are all listed as questionable along with offensive linemen Emmett Cleary (ankle), T.J. Lang (foot), Corey Robinson (foot), and Travis Swanson (knee) (all of whom have been limited in practice this week).

Tampa Bay: On defense, the Buccaneers will be without CB Vernon Hargreaves (hamstring), S Josh Robinson (hamstring) and S T.J. Ward (concussion). This will leave the secondary a bit thin and vulnerable. The offense, however, appears to have a clean bill of health as no offensive player is listed on the injury report.

Tennessee at Arizona (Sunday, 4:05 PM ET)

Tennessee: There is no fantasy relevant injury information to report.

Arizona: The Cardinals have already ruled out WR John Brown (toe) and RB Adrian Peterson (neck) on the official injury report. WR J.J. Nelson (knee) and CB Patrick Peterson (hamstring) are questionable after both were limited in Friday’s practice.

New York Jets at Denver (Sunday, 4:05 PM ET)

New York Jets: The only name of note on the Week 14 injury report for the Jets is RB Matt Forte (knee) who is listed as questionable after being held out of practice on Friday.

Denver: WR Emmanuel Sanders (ankle) was a full participant in Thursday’s practice but appears on the injury report as questionable after only practicing in a limited capacity on Friday.

Washington at Los Angeles Chargers (Sunday, 4:05 PM ET)

Washington: TE Jordan Reed (hamstring) is out for yet another week as Washington appears to be getting healthier on the offensive line. T Trent Williams (knee) and T Moses Morgan (ankle) are listed as questionable on the injury report, but G Brandon Scherff has been left off the report after being a full participant all week in practice.

Los Angeles Chargers: WR Mike Williams (knee) is listed as questionable on the Chargers official injury report, though he was a full participant in Friday’s practice.

Seattle at Jacksonville (Sunday, 4:25 PM ET)

Seattle: The Legion of Boom will be without S Kam Chancellor (neck) this week in Jacksonville. They may also be without DE Dion Jordan (neck) who was limited in practice all week and is currently listed as questionable on the team’s injury report.

Jacksonville: WR Allen Hurns (ankle) has been ruled out of Suday’s game. Joining him on the injury report are CB Jalen Ramsey (ankle) and LB Telvin Smith (concussion) who are both listed as questionable.

Philadelphia at Los Angeles Rams (Sunday, 4:25 PM ET)

Philadelphia: The Eagles have TE Zach Ertz (concussion) listed as questionable on the injury report, although ESPN’s Adam Schefter indicated late on Saturday that Ertz is doubtful to play.

Los Angeles Rams: WR Robert Woods (shoulder) is still on the injury report after limited participation in Friday’s practice and he is not expected to play. He is joined by CB Dominique Hatfield (hip), who is listed as doubtful, and LBs Alec Ogletree (elbow) and Connor Barwin (forearm) who are questionable.

Baltimore at Pittsburgh (Sunday, 8:30 PM ET)

Baltimore: The Ravens have listed WR Jeremy Maclin (back) as questionable on the team’s official injury report for their Week 14 Sunday Night Showdown against Pittsburgh.

Pittsburgh: CB Joe Haden (fibula), LB Tyler Matakevich (shoulder) and LB Ryan Shazier (back) will all miss Sunday’s game after being ruled out on Friday’s injury report. Shazier, who was hospitalized after a hit against the Bengals, underwent a spinal stabilization surgery this week and is expected to miss extended time.

New England at Miami (Monday, 8:30 PM ET)

New England: On Friday, QB Tom Brady (Achilles), CB Malcolm Butler (ankle), CB Stephon Gilmore (ankle), and WRs Chris Hogan (shoulder) and Matthew Slater (hamstring) were all limited in practice and should have their status double-checked on the injury report after Saturday’s practice. LB Kyle Van Noy (calf) and RB Dion Lewis (illness) did not participate on Friday and if held out again on Saturday should be watched very closely.

Miami: RB Damien Williams (shoulder) was a non-participant in both Thursday and Friday’s practices. C Mike Pouncey (hip) has been limited in both practices as well. Keep an eye on their official injury report for news on Saturday evening.



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Ethan Sauers is a correspondent at FantasyPros. For more from Ethan, check out his archive and follow him @ethansauers.

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