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2018 Fantasy Football: Week 13 Injury Updates

by Ethan Sauers | @ethansauers | Featured Writer
Dec 1, 2018

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Week 13 is the Fantasy Football make-or-break week. It’s the last week of the regular season in most leagues and can be the difference between your team making the playoffs and your fantasy football dreams being dashed. Injury information for this week becomes even more important as seasons are on the line. Staying alert and informed at this point in the game is still your biggest advantage, so let’s jump into things.

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Baltimore at Atlanta (Sunday, 1:00 PM ET)

Baltimore: The Ravens will continue to trot out Lamar Jackson as their starting QB as Joe Flacco (hip) is listed as doubtful on the team’s official injury report. RB Alex Collins (foot)  was placed on IR on Saturday morning and RB Gus Edwards (ankle) is listed as questionable. Edwards should be ready to go, barring any unforeseen setbacks, as he participated fully in Friday’s practice.

Atlanta: Falcons fans will be happy to see LB Deion Jones and K Matt Bryant are both healthy and the team is almost back to full strength.

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

Denver: There is no fantasy relevant information to report.

Cincinnati: It’s good news/bad news this week for the Bengals and their injury report. The good news is that WR A.J. Green (toe) has been cleared to practice fully and will play on Sunday barring any new information. Unfortunately, he will not have QB Andy Dalton (thumb) under center, has Dalton has been shut down for the season. Starting in his place will be Jeff Driskel.

Los Angeles Rams at Detroit (Sunday, 1:00 PM ET)

Los Angeles Rams: There is no fantasy relevant information to report.

Detroit: The Lions will be without RB Kerryon Johnson (knee) this weekend as he did not participate in any practices this week.

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

Arizona: There is no fantasy relevant information to report.

Green Bay: The Packers have listed WR Randall Cobb (hamstring) as questionable for Sunday’s matchup against the Cardinals. As of Friday afternoon, Cobb believes there is “a pretty good chance” that he’ll play.

Cleveland at Houston (Sunday, 1:00 PM ET)

Cleveland: There is no fantasy relevant information to report.

Houston: The Texans have one offensive and one defensive player listed on their official injury report. On offense, WR Keke Coutee (hamstring) is questionable after participating in a limited capacity in practice all week. On defense, DE J.J. Watt (knee) is also questionable.

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

Indianapolis: The Colts are still waiting on a final approval of RB Marlon Mack (concussion) to clear concussion protocol and be allowed to return to the starting lineup. He practiced in full on Friday and is listed as questionable on the official injury report.

Jacksonville: On a non-injury note, RB Leonard Fournette will miss this week after being suspended for the Jaguars’ Week 13 matchup after an altercation in Buffalo, last week. On the official injury report, CB Jalen Ramsey (knee) is listed as questionable after missing practice on Wednesday and Thursday and being limited during Friday’s practice.

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

Buffalo: At the center of another “Revenge Game” narrative, TE Charles Clay is listed as questionable for his return to Miami, according to the official injury report. He was limited all week in practice.

Miami: The Dolphins have two WRs to note on the official injury report. Danny Amendola (knee) is doubtful after missing practice all week and DeVante Parker (shoulder) is questionable and currently a game-time decision.

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

Chicago: According to the official injury report, QB Mitchell Trubisky (shoulder) is doubtful for the Bears’ Week 13 matchup in New York. Chase Daniel is expected to start for the second-straight week in his stead.

New York Giants: TE Evan Engram (hamstring) has been ruled out on the Giants’ injury report on Friday. Look for Rhett Ellison to see more action as the starting TE.

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

Carolina: The lone player on the Panthers’ final injury report was WR Devin Funchess (back). He is officially listed as questionable for their divisional matchup against the Buccaneers.

Tampa Bay: Friday morning, the Buccaneers announced that WR DeSean Jackson (thumb) would miss this week’s game against Carolina. He is the only fantasy piece on Tampa Bay’s offense on the injury report. They could be missing a few pieces on defense, as well, as CB Carlton Davis (knee) has already been ruled out and CB Brent Grimes (knee) and LB Lavonte David (knee) are both questionable.

Kansas City at Oakland (Sunday, 4:05 PM ET)

Kansas City: A Non-Injury note shook the Chiefs’ roster up quite a bit as they have released RB Kareem Hunt after video footage of a prior domestic incident was released and reported by TMZ. Spencer Ware should see usage in his place. Additionally, WR Sammy Watkins (foot) has been ruled out after not participating in practice all week.

Oakland: The Raiders will likely still be without WR Martavis Bryant (knee) as the official injury report has designated him questionable on a week when he was unable to practice.

New York Jets at Tennessee (Sunday, 4:25 PM ET)

New York Jets: Playing things close to their chest, the Jets have yet to announce if QB Sam Darnold (foot) will be healthy enough to start this weekend in Tennessee. He is officially questionable after being limited in practice all week and is considered a game-time decision. Also on the injury report, drawing the same designation is WR Robby Anderson (ankle).

Tennessee: There is no fantasy relevant information to report.

Minnesota at New England (Sunday, 4:25 PM ET)

Minnesota: The big question mark for the Vikings comes with WR Stefon Diggs (knee). He is questionable and was a limited participant in Friday’s practice after missing practice on Wednesday and Thursday. CB Xavier Woods (hamstring) is also on the injury report with a questionable designation.

New England: Surprisingly, the Patriots come into this week with a short injury report. TE Dwayne Allen (knee) is the only player listed on Friday’s version. He is out for Sunday’s game.

San Francisco at Seattle (Sunday, 4:25 PM ET)

San Francisco: For a second-straight week, the 49ers will be without their top-two WRs as Pierre Garcon (knee) and Marquise Goodwin (non-injury related) have already been ruled out on the official injury report.

Seattle: According to their team injury report, the Seahawks will be without RB C.J. Prosise (abdomen) and LB K.J. Wright (knee)

Los Angeles Chargers at Pittsburgh (Sunday, 8:20 PM ET)

Los Angeles Chargers: RB Melvin Gordon (knee) will miss this week’s matchup in Pittsburgh, as he was a non-participant in practice all week. Limited in those practices, WR Tyrell Williams (quad) shows as questionable on Friday’s injury report.

Pittsburgh: There is no fantasy relevant information to report.

Washington at Philadelphia (Monday, 8:15 PM ET)

Washington: As they’re playing on Monday night, Washington has not given a final injury report. However, watch WR Jamison Crowder and RB Chris Thompson, as they work to get back into the starting lineup.

Philadelphia: The Eagles have a variety of injuries on the defensive side of the ball. DE Michael Bennett (foot), LB Jordan Hicks (calf), CBs Avonte Maddox (ankle/knee) and Jalen Mills (foot), and OT Jason Peters (personal) have all missed practice Thursday and Friday. Their statuses are all up in the air.

As always, injury information is a fluid element and should be treated as such. Things change between the final injury reports and game-time so make sure to stay alert and watch for news as we go through Week 13.

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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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