Fantasy Football Injury Rundown

Ja'Marr Chase

As far as we know, no NFL players were injured enjoying Thanksgiving dinner. Unfortunately, some got hurt on the field and will have a fantasy impact. The FullTime Fantasy Football Injury Rundown will catch you up on all the fantasy-relevant injury news you’ll need.

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Ja’Marr Chase (WR) Cincinnati Bengals – Last week we learned that Week 13 was the expected return date for Chase. We’ll keep an eye on practice reports. However, if Chase returns, he’ll be a top-5 option playing against a Kansas City secondary that yields the seventh-most fantasy points to wideouts.

Aaron Rodgers (QB) Green Bay Packers – Rodgers indicated he will play this week after getting positive news about his rib injury. As long as there are no setbacks, Rodgers will be on the QB1 cusp facing a Chicago defense that has crumbled.

Josh Jacobs (RB) Las Vegas Raiders – Reports indicate that Jacobs is unlikely to practice at all this week. That makes Jacobs a rather risky proposition in Week 13 versus Seattle. However, the same calf injury cause Jacobs to be listed as questionable last week, and he touched the ball 39 times and produces 303 yards.

Najee Harris (RB) Pittsburgh Steelers – Harris was forced from Monday night’s victory with an abdominal ailment. As of now, little is known about the severity or details of this injury. But, it’s certainly something that fantasy managers should be concerned about.

Travis Etienne (RB) Jacksonville Jaguars – Fantasy managers were forced to watch JaMycal Hasty rack up 95 yards and a score after Etienne exited Week 12’s win with a foot injury. What makes it more frustrating is that allegedly Etienne was cleared to return but Doug Pederson chose to hold his star RB out. However, if Etienne is healthy, he’s back in RB1 territory this week.

Justin Fields (QB) Chicago Bears – Fields was inactive last week, as expected. With Chicago’s season pretty much over and the risk of re-injury pretty severe, it makes little sense for the Bears to risk further injury to their franchise signal caller.

Damien Harris (RB) New England Patriots – Harris (thigh) is expected to miss Week 13. New England hosts Buffalo on Thursday Night Football. The absence of Harris assures Rhamondre Stevenson will be a top-10 option this week.

Darnell Mooney (WR) Chicago Bears – An ankle injury will sideline Mooney for the rest of the 2022 season. Redraft fantasy managers can safely cut Mooney. However, dynasty managers can be encouraged by the last month of results.

J.K. Dobbins (RB) Baltimore Ravens – The Ravens designated Dobbins to return from I.R. This opens up a three-week window for Dobbins to return to action. However, it seems likely that Dobbins could play as early as this week. This further complicates a Baltimore offense that has been tough to handicap in 2022.

Michael Carter (RB) New York Jets – A low-ankle sprain forced Carter to miss most of Week 12. Carter is listed as questionable ahead of Week 13. However, we consider Carter far more likely to miss at least one game than be rushed back early. Zonovan KnightJames Robinson, and Ty Johnson are more than capable of filling in.

Kadarius Toney (WR) Kansas City Chiefs – Toney is listed as day-to-day with a hamstring injury. The sophomore wideout missed last week with the injury but is tentatively expected to return to practice in a limited capacity this week.

Allen Robinson (WR) Los Angeles Rams – The foot injury that forced A-Rob to miss Week 12 turned out to be a season-ender. Surgery will be required and Robinson will go down as a huge bust in a lost 2022 campaign.

Elijah Mitchell (RB) San Francisco 49ers – Mitchel again sprained his MCL and is expected to miss the remainder of the fantasy season. Jordan Mason is the next man up for the Niners as Christian McCaffrey‘s understudy.

Daniel Bellinger (TE) New York Giants – After missing four games with a nasty eye injury, Bellinger could return this week.

Rex Burkhead (RB) Houston Texans – Burkhead is in the league’s concussion protocol. With only seven touches in Houston’s past five contests, Burkhead has no fantasy value.

 


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