Here are the key fantasy-relevant injury situations we’ll be monitoring with the fantasy football injury rundown. Both for this week’s action and moving forward. Also, be sure to check out our Week 12 waiver wire and FAAB recommendations.
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Joe Mixon (RB) Cincinnati Bengals – Mixon was forced out of Cincinnati’s Week 11 win with a concussion. Because the Bengals play Sunday, Mixon will have adequate time to clear the NFL concussion protocol. However, that is not a sure thing. Fantasy managers would be wise to make Samaje Perine their top priority on the Week 11 waiver wire.
Ja’Marr Chase (WR) Cincinnati Bengals – The good news is that Chase is off crutches. Also, the superstar wideout is listed as day-to-day. The bad news: Chase hasn’t returned to practice and the club is keeping his status close to the vest. Obviously, Chase’s status has huge fantasy ramifications, so we will stay alert.
Justin Fields (QB) Chicago Bears – Fields dislocated his left (non-throwing) shoulder. The second-year signal-caller still managed to play through the injury. However, his status moving forward is somewhat in doubt. We should have a better idea of Fields’s availability on Wednesday.
Mike Williams (WR) Los Angeles Chargers – A brutal reminder of why it’s always risky to gamble on players returning from lower leg injuries in their first game back. Williams re-aggravated the high-ankle injury that cost the veteran wideout four games. Although the reoccurrence isn’t considered serious, expect Williams to miss games until he is 100%. Josh Palmer and DeAndre Carter will benefit while Williams is out.
Marquise Brown (WR) Arizona Cardinals – Brown was eligible to return last week but ultimately held out. But, there is good news. Brown indicated that he feels close and his odds of suiting up against the Chargers look promising. As always, we’ll keep FullTime members updated in the FullTime Fantasy Discord Channel.
Matthew Stafford (QB) Los Angeles Rams – Stafford is back in the league’s concussion protocol. This is the second stint for Stafford in two weeks. The veteran quarterback will almost certainly miss time. Plus, with the Rams’ season spiraling, it won’t make sense for the club to rush Stafford back. Playoff-bound fantasy managers who were relying on Stafford should look for other options.
Kyle Pitts (TE) Atlanta Falcons – Pitts was placed on IR after an MRI revealed a torn MCL. The sophomore tight end will miss a minimum of four games. However, with surgery, the most likely scenario is that Pitts’s fantasy season is effectively over.
Rondale Moore (WR) Arizona Cardinals – Unfortunately, Moore suffered a groin injury on Arizona’s first play from scrimmage. The sophomore standout was unable to return to action against San Francisco. This doesn’t bode well for Moore’s Week 12 availability.
Wan’Dale Robinson (WR) New York Giants – Robinson tore his ACL during his breakout performance. This injury will end Robinson’s rookie season.
Clyde Edwards-Helaire (RB) Kansas City Chiefs – A high-ankle sprain will keep Edwards-Helaire sidelined for multiple weeks. CEH’s playing time was already dwindling before the injury. Conversely, Isiah Pacheco‘s role as the Chiefs’ starter looks even more secure.
Jaylen Warren (RB) Pittsburgh Steelers – Pittsburgh’s satellite back hurt his hamstring early last week. Warren wasn’t able to return to action and is expected to sit in Week 12. In Warren’s absences, Najee Harris led all running backs with a 91.8% snap share. That puts Harris back in the RB1 conversation while Warren is out.
Jerry Jeudy (WR) Denver Broncos – Jeudy was absent from practice Tuesday with an ankle injury. Unless there is a sudden improvement, Jeudy is on the wrong side of questionable for Week 12.
Kadarius Toney (WR) Kansas City Chiefs – Toney re-aggravated his hamstring injury after just one target. If Toney is unable to return in Week 12, the Chiefs would be dangerously thin at wideout. Juju Smith-Schuster is also sidelined by a concussion.
Chase Edmonds (RB) Denver Broncos – A high-ankle sprain will keep Edmonds out for a minimum of four weeks. One of the bigger busts of the 2022 draft season, Edmonds can safely be dropped from all non-dynasty rosters.
Jameson Williams (WR) Detroit Lions – The Lions opened the 21-day window for Williams to make his NFL debut. The No. 12 overall pick tore his ACL in January’s national championship game and has yet to practice. However, this is an encouraging development for the dynamic rookie. Williams is certainly worth a look on the waiver wire where he is a free agent.