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Texans' CB Bradley Roby has been suspended six games for violating the league's substance abuse policy, per source. (Source: Aaron Wilson on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Roby addressed his fans on social media on Monday stating that he has been suspended six games for having, "unknowingly used a product that was contaminated with a banned substance" which violated the league's policy on PEDs. Roby's season now ends and an already vulnerable Texans' secondary will provide an even better matchup for opposing offenses, starting with the division-rival Indianapolis Colts in Week 13.

Category: Transactions, Rumors

Colts' LT Anthony Castonzo (knee) reportedly "suffered some damage to MCL" against the Titans in Week 12 but avoided further injury, suggesting a two to six week recovery, per source. (Source: Jim Ayello on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The loss of the veteran left tackle is a significant blow to the Colts' elite offensive line. The team hopes to have Pro-Bowl C Ryan Kelly eligible to return from a neck injury that kept him out of their 45-26 loss to the Titans in Week 12. Castonzo will likely be replaced by Le'Raven Clark down the stretch of the 2020 season, which could heavily devalue QB Philip Rivers and the Colts' passing attack in fantasy formats.

Category: Injury Updates

Seattle Seahawks wide receiver David Moore is active for Monday Night Football against the Philadelphia Eagles. (Source: John Boyle on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Moore participated in limited practices on Thursday and Friday and was officially listed as questionable on the team's final injury report. The red zone weapon is up to four touchdowns on the season but has seen more than three receptions just once. Moore makes more of an impact on the field than in fantasy, and his presence, along with the return of Chris Carson, should allow the offense to fire on all cylinders.

Category: Injury Updates

Seattle Seahawks running back Travis Homer is inactive for Monday Night Football against the Philadelphia Eagles. (Source: John Boyle on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Homer is dealing with a variety of ailments and will be inactive for Week 12. The Seahawks will be welcoming Chris Carson back so will likely allow Homer all the time he needs to get healed up. Rashaad Penny is also drawing closer to a return, at which time Homer may be poised to see a healthy inactive or two. Carson will resume starting duties for the Seahawks.

Category: Injury Updates

Seattle Seahawks running back Chris Carson is active for Monday Night Football against the Philadelphia Eagles. (Source: John Boyle on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Carson has been sidelined since Week 7 with a foot injury. In his absence, the Seahawks have seen Carlos Hyde, Alex Collins, and rookie DeeJay Dallas all take turns leading the backfield. Carson will bring some stability to the position and will likely lead the backfield in touches on Monday night. Carson is averaging the highest receptions per game mark of his career with 3.7 per contest but is averaging a three year low with just 53.8 rushing yards per game.

Category: Injury Updates

Seattle Seahawks top corner Shaquill Griffin is active for Monday Night Football against the Philadelphia Eagles. (Source: John Boyle on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Griffin has been sidelined for the last four contests with a hamstring injury, and also a concussion. He was not quite at his Pro Bowl level form prior to the injury, so hopefully, the time off will help him become a feared number one again. His return represents a downgrade for Jalen Reagor and Travis Fulgham.

Category: Injury Updates

Tom Pelissero is reporting that Mark Ingram and J.K. Dobbins may be eligible to play on Wednesday after being declared out for Tuesday's game. (Source: Tom Pelissero on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Ingram and Dobbins were both declared out for Tuesday's game after testing positive for COVID-19. Now that the game has been postponed further, both will be eligible to return after their isolation period ends. Gus Edwards was assumed to handle the bulk of the carries, but with Lamar Jackson still out for this matchup, both Dobbins and Ingram could make for solid RB2 plays.

Category: Injury Updates

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.

Category: Injury Updates

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.

Category: Transactions

The Panthers placed DE Yetur Gross-Matos on the reserve/COVID-19 list Monday. (Source: Carolina Panthers on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: Gross-Matos either tested positive or in came in close contact with someone who was infected. The Panthers are on a bye Week 13, so he will have an extra week to clear NFL protocols. Gross-Matos will look to return Week 14 against the Broncos.

Category: Transactions

The Packers signed free agent WR Tavon Austin to a contract on Monday. (Source: Mike Garafolo on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Austin participated in a tryout last Thursday and ultimately landed a deal in Green Bay. He signed with the 49ers earlier in the year, but was released on an injury settlement. He is fully recovered from a knee issue that bothered him in September. Austin will provide the Packers WR depth, but the former 2013 NFL First Round pick is not on the fantasy radar in 2020.

Category: Transactions

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.

The Patriots have placed WR Julian Edelman on the reserve/COVID-19 list Monday. (Source: Field Yates on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: Edelman was on injured reserve already after undergoing a procedure on his knee in October. The Patriots’ veteran WR will have to clear NFL protocols before he is able to return. Edelman has made progress on his recovery from knee surgery, but has yet to practice since the procedure. It is unclear when Edelman will suit up for the Patriots in 2019-20.

Category: Transactions

Jordan Ranaan of ESPN reports Giants QB Daniel Jones (hamstring) "could miss some time." (Source: Jordan Raanan on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: This differs from Ian Rapoport's report, who said that Jones avoided major injury and has a chance to play in Week 13. We would now bet against Jones suiting up this Sunday, though it's still unclear how severe this injury is. Colt McCoy would start in Week 13 against the Seahawks if Jones can't go.

Category: Injury Updates

According to Colts head coach Frank Reich, RB Jordan Wilkins is “pretty banged up” after Week 12. He did not provide any more details. (Source: Olivia Ray on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: With Wilkins “pretty banged up” and Jonathan Taylor likely coming off the reserve/COVID-19 list this week ahead of Week 13, we could potentially see a two-man backfield between Taylor and Nyheim Hines against the Texans. It’s too early to know if Wilkins will miss time, but it’s definitely a situation worth monitoring heading into Week 13. If Wilkins were to miss the game, both Taylor and Hines would likely benefit from increased snaps and opportunities.

Category: Injury Updates

Josh Jacobs suffered an ankle injury that limited him to just 10 touches in Week 12's matchup against the Falcons. Although the team has officially diagnosed him with an ankle sprain, per Ian Rapoport, Vic Tafur is reporting that the sophomore running back in "confident" in his ability to return to the field next week. (Source: Vic Tafur on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Jacobs hasn't missed a game yet this season and doesn't think he will after being pulled from Week 12's matchup with a sprained ankle. Players' wishes and teams' decisions don't always align though, so we'll keep an eye on Jacobs' ability to practice throughout this week to give us a better indication of his Week 13 availability.

Category: Injury Updates

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.

Category: Injury Updates

D.J. Moore suffered a non-contact ankle injury in Week 12's loss to the Vikings. While the X-rays show that there is no break, the team still has not disclosed how serious the injury is. Head Coach Matt Rhule says it's too early to rule out Moore for their next game. (Source: David Newton on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The Panthers have a scheduled bye in Week 13, so Moore's next opportunity to suit up would be in Week 14 against the Broncos. Typically non-contact injuries require some time to heal, but the added bye week could help ensure that Moore misses no time. More information on the injury's severity should come out throughout the week.

Category: Injury Updates

Bucs coach Bruce Arians says RB Ronald Jones "needs to have 20 touches." (Source: Carmen Vitali on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: "I don't think there's any doubt," Arians said in regards to getting Jones more involved. The coach added that the lack of touches in Week 12 were a result of Tampa Bay needing to get their receivers on the field while in comeback mode. Jones made his 10 touches count against the Chiefs, though, turning them into 103 yards and a TD. He'll be an RB2 against the Vikings when the Bucs come out of their Week 13 bye.