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Fantasy Football Injury News: Aaron Rodgers, Justin Jefferson, Jonathan Taylor, Baker Mayfield

Fantasy Football Injury News: Aaron Rodgers, Justin Jefferson, Jonathan Taylor, Baker Mayfield

Let’s take a look at the latest injury news and notes around fantasy football. To stay up to date on all of the latest fantasy football news, be sure to follow @FantasyProsNFL on Twitter and bookmark the FantasyPros NFL Player News page.

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Fantasy Football Injury News

Check out the latest news and notes around the NFL.

Aaron Rodgers (Achilles) has 21-day practice window opened
Aaron Rodgers (Achilles) can begin practicing with the Jets again after 21-day window opened Wednesday.

Fantasy Impact

There had been reports a couple of weeks back that Rodgers may begin practicing with the Jets again in early December. Those have now come to fruition, as the team opened the veteran QB’s practice window Wednesday by designating him to return from IR. Rodgers was originally expected to miss the entire season after tearing his Achilles back in Week 1.

Nate Miller – FantasyPros


Baker Mayfield (ankle) expected to play in Week 13
Baker Mayfield (ankle) is on track to play Sunday against the Panthers.

Fantasy Impact

According to head coach Todd Bowles, Mayfield’s ankle has been feeling better. Bowles expects to have his starting QB leading the offense in Week 13.

Nate Miller – FantasyPros


Jonathan Taylor (thumb) to undergo surgery
Colts coach Shane Steichen confirmed RB Jonathan Taylor will have surgery on his right hand.

Fantasy Impact

Taylor reportedly didn’t even know he was hurt during the game. The big concern with him playing through the injury was ball security and pass protection. The expected timetable for Taylor to return is 2-3 weeks. In the meantime, Zack Moss should take over the lead role in the Colts backfield.

Ari Koslow


Justin Jefferson activated off injured reserve
The Minnesota Vikings are activating All-Pro WR Justin Jefferson off their injured reserve on Tuesday ahead of their Week 13 bye.

Fantasy Impact

As was expected, the Vikings waited until their bye week to activate Jefferson from injured reserve, giving him an extra week of recovery before needing to get back on the field. After shocking the NFL world with a five-game win streak while starting three different quarterbacks to get themselves back in the playoff hunt, Minnesota has since tumbled into consecutive losses. The return of Jefferson, who was averaging 7.2 catches and 114.2 receiving yards per game in his early-season tear, could give the team the boost they need to claw right back into the playoffs with five games to go.

Jordan Epp – Jepp Sports

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