Mon, Nov 30th 6:38pm EST
By Adam Koffler
Ravens rookie RB J.K. Dobbins (reserve/COVID-19) will now be eligible to play on Wednesday against the Steelers in Week 12. (Source: Tom Pelissero on Twitter)
Fantasy Impact: Oh boy, because this game has been pushed back six days, Dobbins and teammate Mark Ingram, who both tested positive for COVID-19, will now both be eligible to play against the Steelers on Wednesday. This is great news for the Ravens, who will still be without QB Lamar Jackson due to his 10-day isolation period still not being completed. This news is sure to cause a stir in the fantasy football community, but nevertheless, Dobbins and Ingram will both be available in Week 12. It’s a tough matchup for Dobbins, but he’s in consideration as a RB2 if you have an open flex spot still.
Dalvin Cook was rolled up on a play in Week 12 where he fumbled the ball and was helped off the sideline with a heavy limp. He was able to come back into the game but seemingly lost his burst. While fantasy managers were certainly worrying, Adam Schefter is reporting that the superstar running back is not expected to miss any time. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter)
Fantasy Impact: In a career plagued by injuries, a limping Cook caused fantasy managers everywhere to collectively hold their breath. It appears as if the injury sustained was not serious though, as he is expected to suit up for Week 13's matchup against the Jaguars, a favorable matchup coming right before fantasy playoffs. Cook is ranked as the number two running back for the rest of the season by our ECR rankings. His 23.7 points per game in PPR formats are second-best to just Christian McCaffrey. Keep an eye on his status in practices throughout the week to make sure he'll be ready to roll in Sunday's tilt.
Mon, Nov 30th 5:33pm EST
By Adam Koffler
Texans WR Will Fuller V has been suspended six games for a PED violation. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)
Fantasy Impact: Fuller announced on Instagram Monday night that he has been suspended six games for violating the NFL’s policy on Performance Enhancing Substances. Fuller said “I sought treatment from a medical professional who prescribed medication that he believed to be permitted under the NFL’s drug policy. As it turns out, my trust in this professional was misplaced because this medication was not a permitted substance under the NFL policy on Performance Enhancing Substances.” Fuller will be out for the remainder of the season with five games left on the docket and is set to become a free agent after this season. Brandin Cooks, Keke Coutee, Randall Cobb, and even rookie Isaiah Coulter all stand to benefit from Fuller’s absence.
Mon, Nov 30th 4:57pm EST
By Brendan Tuma
Adam Schefter of ESPN reports the Ravens-Steelers Week 12 matchup has been postponed to Wednesday. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter)
Fantasy Impact: The NFL has their back to the wall with scheduling right now. The league hasn't yet missed a game due to COVID-19, but Wednesday is likely as far back as this one can go without there needing to be a Week 18. One would assume the stats from this game still hold up for Week 12, but hopefully we get clarity from fantasy providers on that soon.
Mon, Nov 30th 4:21pm EST
By Adam Koffler
Colts rookie RB Jonathan Taylor (reserve/COVID-19) was considered a “high-risk close contact” but did not test positive for COVID-19. As long as Taylor continues to test negative, he should be available to play in Week 13 against the Texans. (Source: Jim Ayello on Twitter)
Fantasy Impact: It’ll be a 5-day mandated absence for Taylor according to the NFL’s policy on “high risk close contacts.” Colts head coach Frank Reich confirmed Taylor did not test positive and that he should be available when the Colts travel to Houston to take on the Texans in Week 13. This is a fantastic matchup on paper for Taylor, who should be considered a RB2 with upside.
Mon, Nov 30th 12:10pm EST
By Mike Maher
Eagles tight end Zach Ertz will not be activated off IR before tonight’s game against the Seattle Seahawks, according to a report from NFL insider Mike Garafolo. (Source: Mike Garafolo on Twitter)
Fantasy Impact: Ertz has been out since Week 6 with a high-ankle sprain and will now miss his second straight game since his 21-day practice window was activated on November 18. With Ertz out, Dallas Goedert will start at tight end while Richard Rodgers will continue to play in 12 personnel sets.