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Chargers RB Kalen Ballage (ankle/calf) was limited in Wednesday’s practice. (Source: Los Angeles Chargers on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Ballage briefly left Week 11’s game vs. the Jets, but was able to return and ended up seeing a majority of the RB touches. Joshua Kelley took over for Ballage when he was out of the game, but expect some sort of timeshare between Kelley and Troymaine Pope if Ballage ultimately can’t go. The Chargers are also expecting Austin Ekeler back at some point soon. Keep an eye on Ballage’s status throughout this week leading up to Week 12 vs. the Bills.

Category: Injury Updates

Julio Jones (hamstring) was a limited participant in Wednesday's practice. (Source: William McFadden on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: This puts Jones on track to suit up in Week 12. The stud wideout played just 22 snaps in Week 11 as he continued to battle hamstring problems. Of course, Jones is a must-start for fantasy managers if he's active this weekend.

Category: Injury Updates

Falcons RB Todd Gurley (knee) did not participate in practice on Wednesday. (Source: Jason Butt on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Gurley played a season-low 36% of the snaps in Week 11 and he has a history of knee injuries. Brian Hill played on 44% of the snaps and would likely be the biggest beneficiary if Gurley were to miss Week 12 against the Raiders. This also could just be a maintenance day for the veteran running back. Keep an eye on the injury report for Thursday and Friday.

Category: Injury Updates

Chiefs' WR Sammy Watkins (hamstring) was a full participant at Wednesday's practice, per source. (Source: ProFootballTalk on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The former top-five draft pick contributed nicely for the reigning champions until suffering a hamstring injury against the Raiders in Week 5. Watkins has tallied 21 receptions for 222 yards and two touchdowns on just 29 targets in the five games he's been healthy this season. His return was delayed in Week 11 but practicing in full on Wednesday suggests he will be ready to go against the Buccaneers in Week 12. Watkins is a solid fantasy option in all PPR formats as a WR3/Flex option.

Category: Injury Updates

The Ravens placed DL Calais Campbell on the reserve/COVID-19 list. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: OL Matt Skura and Patrick Mekari were also placed on the list. It's unclear if Campbell actually tested positive or not, but if he did then he'll certainly miss Week 12 and possibly Week 13 as well.

Category: Injury Updates

Bengals RB Giovani Bernard didn't practice on Wednesday due to a concussion. (Source: Ben Baby on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: That certainly isn't ideal for fantasy managers who were hoping to use Bernard as a "plug-and-play" RB2/3 this weekend. His Week 12 status should be considered up in the air, not that he was an overly enticing play in the wake of the Joe Burrow injury. Samaje Perine would likely be the next man up if Bernard can't get cleared by Sunday.

Category: Injury Updates

Bear's QB Mitchell Trubisky practiced in full on Wednesday after missing most of November with a shoulder injury. (Source: Adam Caplan on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Trubisky took first-team reps on Wednesday with starter Nick Foles sidelined with a hip injury. Foles is day-to-day, so it's still possible he's the guy Sunday night in Green Bay. If he can't go, Trubisky offers an intriguing QB2 upside, as his rushing ability has often made him fantasy relevant. Allen Robinson put up fantastic numbers in 2019 with Trubisky under center, so he should be fine. David Montgomery stands to lose some of his targets out of the backfield if Mitch is the starter.

Category: Injury Updates

Bears' starting QB Nick Foles does not practice on Wednesday and his availability for Week 12 may be up in the air. (Source: Adam Caplan on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Foles hasn't exactly been lighting the league on fire since taking over for Mitch Trubisky in Week 3, and there have been rumblings that the Bears could be looking to make a change at QB. Foles' injury just so happens to coincide with Trubisky being a full-go at practice and might just be the push the team needed to make the switch. Fantasy managers should pay close attention to David Montgomery and Allen Robinson's usage moving forward.

Category: Injury Updates

Bears' RB David Montgomery was a full participant in practice on Wednesday after missing Week 10 with a concussion. (Source: Adam Caplan on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Montgomery appears on track to play Week 12 when the Bears take on the Packers on Sunday Night Football. Montgomery should slot in as an RB2 against a Green Bay D/ST that's been weak against the run. The QB situation in Chicago may also have an impact on Montgomery's fantasy production as Nick Foles did not practice Wednesday, but Mitchell Trubisky was a full go. Montgomery has seen an uptick in the passing game with Foles under center, and Trubisky's ability to scramble may cap his ceiling.

Category: Injury Updates

Lions' WR Danny Amendola did not practice Wednesday and has been ruled out for Week 12's matchup with the Texans with a hip injury. (Source: Tim Twentyman on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Amendola is set to miss his second straight game with the hip injury. With star WR Kenny Golladay also ruled out for Week 12's game with Houston, Marvin Jones becomes an interesting WR2 option and T.J. Hockenson a must-start TE.

Category: Injury Updates

Dolphins rookie QB Tua Tagovailoa has a left thumb injury and was limited in practice on Wednesday. (Source: Joe Schad on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: After a poor performance for the first three quarter’s of last week’s game, Tagovailoa was replaced in the fourth quarter by Ryan Fitzpatrick to help spark the offense. Now Tagovailoa is dealing with a thumb injury on his throwing hand that limited him in practice on Wednesday. Per head coach Brian Flores, he remains the team’s starter, but keep an eye on the injury report Thursday and Friday.

Category: Injury Updates

Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Auden Tate has been placed on the reserve/COVID list. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: There has been no news regarding if he was a close contact or if he contracted the virus himself, but the lack of other players being sent to the list suggests that he may have been a close contact. Tate has played more than 40 percent of the snaps just once all season but may have second team generated chemistry with quarterback Brandon Allen. Tate will be away from the team for a minimum of five days.

Category: Injury Updates

Lions' rookie RB D'Andre Swift was again a limited participant in Wednesday's practice and he carries a 'questionable' injury designation for Thursday's Thanksgiving Day game. (Source: Tim Twentyman on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Swift has yet to practice in full after being in the NFL's concussion protocol since Week 10. Fantasy managers who held onto the rookie RB were rewarded after his first performance as the lead back in Detroit but expectations may need to be tempered, as his status for Week 12 is up in the air. Adrian Peterson or Kerryon Johnson may have FLEX value this week as the Lions take on a Texans team that has given up the 2nd most fantasy points to RBs on the season.

Category: Injury Updates

Indianapolis Colts defensive tackle Denico Autry remains sidelined due to being on the reserve/COVID list. (Source: Stephen Holder on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Autry should be eligible to return to the team as soon as today, but we may have to wait until Thursday or Friday before we have confirmation of his Week 12 status. With DeForest Buckner being a late addition to the list, the Colts will desperately need Autry's presence in the middle to help slow down Derrick Henry. Also, an accomplished pass rusher who is up to six sacks on the season, Autry returning would be a massive upgrade for the Colts defensive line.

Category: Injury Updates

Lions WR Kenny Golladay (hip) is expected to miss the team’s Week 12 Thanksgiving day game against the Texans. (Source: Jeremy Fowler on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Golladay hasn’t played since Week 8 with the hip injury and he’ll miss yet another game this week. The Lions signed Mohamed Sanu to the active roster, so it’ll be a combination of Marvin Jones Jr., Marvin Hall, Quintez Cephus, and Sanu at wide receiver in Week 12 against the Texans. Jones Jr. makes for a solid WR2 target against a subpar Texans secondary.

Category: Injury Updates

The Indianapolis Colts have placed star DL DeForest Buckner on the Reserve/COVID-19 list. (Source: Indianapolis Colts on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Buckner has been everything the Colts had hoped for when they traded the 13th overall pick in the 2020 draft to the 49ers in exchange for his services. The 2019 second-team All-Pro has racked up 2.5 sacks and 4 tackles for loss this season while being a constant disrupter on one of the league's best defenses. His status for Week 12 is still unknown, but the Colts are going to need him as they take on Derrick Henry and the Titans.

Washington defensive end Ryan Anderson has been ruled out for Week 12 against the Dallas Cowboys. (Source: Matthew Paras on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Anderson has been sidelined since Week 10 with a knee injury and is set to miss Thursday's contest against the Cowboys. He has not made much of an impact from an IDP perspective but is still a solid rotational asset for Washington. His absence should mean increased snaps for Ryan Kerrigan.

Category: Injury Updates

Jets' starting QB Sam Darnold returns to practice Wednesday after missing the last two games with a shoulder injury. (Source: Around the NFL on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Darnold returned in a limited fashion on Wednesday, but his availability for Sunday's tilt against the Dolphins is still up in the air. We've yet to see Darnold with all of his top targets healthy this season. Now that Perriman, Crowder, and Mims are all a full-go, maybe the Jets can get a real idea of what they have in their young QB. Crowder stands to benefit the most as he's been a viable WR2 with Darnold in the lineup.

Category: Injury Updates

Lions WR Mohamed Sanu has been signed to the Detroit Lions’ active roster for the remainder of the season. (Source: Mike McCartney on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Sanu played in Week 11, but was reverted back to the practice squad on Monday. On Wednesday, the Lions signed him to the active roster for the remainder of the season. He’ll be available to play in Week 12 on Thanksgiving day against the Texans.

Category: Transactions

Washington safety Deshazor Everett has been ruled out for Week 12's contest against the Dallas Cowboys. (Source: Matthew Paras on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Deshazor had an IDP breakout game in Week 9 but fell victim to an ankle injury that has sidelined him since Week 10. Troy Apke is expected to take his place as a starter for the second straight week.

Category: Injury Updates