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Lions CB Jeff Okudah (shoulder) did not participate in practice on Wednesday. (Source: Tim Twentyman on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Okudah was held out against the Texans in Week 12 due to a shoulder injury suffered in Week 11. Continue monitoring Okudah's status throughout the remainder of the week, as a Lions defense allowing 39 touchdowns on the season travels to Chicago in Week 13 with hopes that their top-three rookie cornerback will be suiting up.


Dolphins RB DeAndre Washington (hamstring) missed Wednesday's practice. (Source: Joe Schad on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Washington saw the majority of touches against the Jets in Week 12, totaling 18 opportunities and converting it into 60 yards before sustaining a hamstring injury. Continue monitoring Washington's status throughout the week as the Dolphins may opt to return to RB Salvon Ahmed, who practiced in limited fashion on Wednesday after suffering a shoulder injury that sidelined him in Week 12. Washington's value drops significantly if Ahmed is eligible to return against the Bengals in Week 13.


Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Bud Dupree reportedly tore his ACL during a 19-14 win over the Ravens in Week 12. He made five tackles in the game before the injury.

Fantasy Impact: Dupree went down in the fourth quarter with what the team feared was a serious injury. It was later reported that initial tests showed that Dupree tore his ACL. The veteran pass-rusher is scheduled to become a free agent this offseason after playing the 2020 season on the franchise tag.


Jaguars WR Chris Conley (hip) was a limited participant in practice Wednesday. (Source: John Reid on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Conley suffered a hip injury that kept him out against the Browns in Week 12 but his ability to log a limited practice on Wednesday is encouraging. The sixth-year wideout has seen 20 targets over his last three games played, making him a potential solid waiver wire pick-up, if healthy, against a vulnerable Vikings defense in Week 13.


Jaguars WR D.J. Chark (ribs) practiced in a limited fashion on Wednesday. (Source: John Reid on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Chark wasn’t able to practice at all leading up to Week 12 when he was ruled inactive, so the limited session on Wednesday seems like a step in the right direction. Keep an eye on Chark’s status as the week progresses. Chark would be a WR2 with upside if he plays against the Vikings in Week 13.


Seahawks RB Chris Carson (foot) was a limited participant in Wednesday's walkthrough. (Source: Bob Condotta on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Seattle didn't actually practice on Wednesday, but Carson still wasn't able to log a "full" practice report. He returned on Monday night agains the Eagles but was eased into action, playing just 37% of the snaps. He should start receiving more touches as the health of his foot increases.


Broncos RB Phillip Lindsay (knee) was absent from Wednesday's practice. (Source: Troy Renck on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Lindsay left Denver's Week 12 matchup with the knee injury. His absence in Week 13 against the Chiefs would make Melvin Gordon a more appealing fantasy option. A return to a "limited" practice at some point this week could have Lindsay on track to suit up, however.


Raiders RB Josh Jacobs (ankle) did not participate in practice on Wednesday. (Source: Jerry McDonald on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Jacobs was nicked up in Week 12, so this could be the team giving him some more time to heal before running him out on the practice field. Check back on Thursday and Friday to see Jacobs’ participation level heading into Week 13 against the Jets.


Vikings TE Irv Smith Jr. (back) was absent from Wednesday's practice. (Source: Chris Tomasson on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Smith didn't play in Week 12, which led to Kyle Rudolph seeing a season-high 78% of the snaps. Rudolph would once again be a streaming candidate if Smith misses Week 13 as well.


49ers rookie WR Brandon Aiyuk has been activated off the reserve/COVID-19 list and will play in Week 13 vs. the Bills. (Source: Jennifer Lee Chan on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Aiyuk missed Week 12 against the Rams due to being on the reserve/COVID-19 list. After just a one-game absence, he’ll rejoin the team and create a formidable one-two punch with Deebo Samuel when the 49ers take on the Bills in Arizona, their new location for home games based on certain California county regulations. Consider Aiyuk a WR3 for that game.


Falcons RB Todd Gurley II (knee) was a limited participant in Wednesday's practice. (Source: AtlantaFalcons.com)

Fantasy Impact: Gurley didn't practice at all last week and he was limited to individual drills today. He's currently on track to return Sunday versus the Saints. It'll be worth monitoring his practice reports throughout the week, however.


Raiders OL Trent Brown (COVID-19) returned to practice on Wednesday. (Source: Tashan Reed on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Brown was experiencing some COVID-19 complications back in early-November. A return to the lineup for the 27-year-old would be a boost for the Raiders' offense.


Titans TE Jonnu Smith (knee) was absent from Wednesday's practice. (Source: Turron Davenport on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Smith has been banged up for much of the 2020 season and he didn't even receive a target in Week 12 against the Colts. The knee injury is a new one for the 25-year-old. He remains a TD-dependent fantasy option right now.


Denver Broncos quarterback Drew Lock is back at practice on Wednesday. (Source: Zac Stevens on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Lock and the rest of the Broncos quarterback room missed Sunday's contest after Jeff Driskel tested positive. They held a film session where COVID protocols were not followed, and as a result, the team had to turn to a practice squad wide receiver at quarterback. Lock did not test positive and will be back in action for Week 13.


Detroit Lions wide receiver Danny Amendola is back at practice on Wednesday. (Source: Mike Rothstein on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Amendola missed the last two contests with the hip injury but appears on track to make his return against the Chicago Bears. He has been a part-time player this season (with the stats to match) but is coming off one of his most impressive games in the season in Week 9 when he posted seven receptions for 77 receiving yards. Hopefully, the missed time did not derail any momentum and rapport that started to bud with Matthew Stafford.


Per Aaron Reiss with The Athletic, Texans head coach Romeo Crennel "said he’s hopeful the veteran running back can be activated soon." Johnson is eligible to be activated off of IR prior to Sunday's matchup against the Colts. (Source: The Athletic)

Fantasy Impact: Johnson was placed on IR after suffering a concussion in Week 9's game against the Jaguars. Although he's provided steady volume and a relatively safe floor, Johnson has failed to log more than 20 PPR points in a single outing this season. Crennel seemed to lean on the veteran running back a bit more than recently-fired Bill O'Brien did, getting him at least 19 touches in the three full games they played together. Should Johnson return, he's a high-end RB2 while teammate Duke Johnson would drop into the low RB3 tier. Whoever starts in Week 13 will have a tough matchup against a Colts team that is allowing the fourth-least points to opponents' running backs.


Ravens RBs Mark Ingram II and J.K. Dobbins weren't activated off the reserve/COVID-19 list prior to Wednesday's Week 12 game against the Steelers. (Source: John Kyrk on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Of course, this means that neither RB will play today. Gus Edwards is expected to lead the team in carries with Justice Hill mixing in as well.


Ravens RBs J.K. Dobbins and Mark Ingram II weren't activated off the reserve/COVID-19 list prior to Wednesday's Week 12 game against the Steelers. (Source: John Kyrk on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: This means that, officially, neither RB will play today. Gus Edwards is expected to lead the team in carries with Justice Hill mixing in as well.


Ravens DT Brandon Williams (ankle) is inactive for Wednesday's Week 12 game against the Steelers. (Source: Jamison Hensley on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Williams was recently activated off the reserve/COVID-19 list but his ankle still isn't ready to go. Baltimore's run D should receive a slight downgrade as a result of his absence.


According to Dan Duggan on Twitter, New York Giants quarterback Daniel Jones missed Wednesday's practice and is viewed as a long shot to play on Sunday. (Source: Dan Duggan on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The expectation continues to be that it will be Colt McCoy and not Daniel Jones under center for the Giants on Sunday. Jones is dealing with a hamstring injury and is expected to spend most of this week with the team's medical staff. McCoy being inserted as the starter downgrades all of the Giants skill position players.