Fantasy Football Injury Report

Reviewing the key injuries this week and how they will impact fantasy football.

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Fantasy Football Injury Report

We have reached the penultimate week of the regular season. Whether you are jockeying for playoff position or still fighting to qualify, securing a late-season win is crucial. Staying up-to-date on the Fantasy Football Injury Report is a great way to increase your odds of coming out on top in Week 13.

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Now, let’s break down all the latest fantasy-relevant injury news in this week’s  Fantasy Football Injury Report for Week 13. We will continually update this list.

Week 13 Byes: BaltimoreBuffaloChicagoLas VegasMinnesotaNew York Giants

Jonathan Taylor (RB) Indianapolis Colts – Despite finishing the game, Colts’ RB Jonathan Taylor injured his thumb and it appears to be a serious ailment. To have the local beat writers saying that Taylor could wind up on IR sounds very disconcerting.  If Zack Moss happens to be available on your waiver wire, he would become the unquestioned top priority to add ahead of Week 13. UPDATEUnfortunately, it looks like Taylor will need surgery and miss a minimum of two games. Moss now becomes a bigger priority, worth most of your remaining FAAB if you are fighting for a playoff spot.

Kenneth Walker (RB) Seattle Seahawks – An oblique injury kept Walker out of Thursday’s loss. Also, Walker sat out practice on Monday, so his Week 13 status is in jeopardy. Seattle travels to Dallas to take on Dallas on Thursday Night Football. At this point, I would call Walker doubtful and estimate he has a 25% chance of suiting up.

Justin Jefferson (WR) Minnesota Vikings – The Vikings have activated Jefferson from IR. Subsequently, Jefferson will be back on the field in Vegas when Minnesota returns to action following this week’s bye.

Chris Olave (WR) New Orleans Saints – The Saints are severely depleted at wide receiver. Olave was having a huge outing on Sunday before leaving the game. He will have to clear the league’s concussion protocol before he can return. Also, Rashid Shaheed injured his quad in the same game and is considered unlikely to play in Week 13. We will update their Week 13 availability as news breaks. But, prepare for the Saints to give Lynn Bowden, A.T. Perry, Juwan Johnson, and Taysom Hill more targets if Olave and Shaheed are out.

De’Von Achane (RB) Miami Dolphins – Head coach Mike McDaniel implied that Achane was held out of Week 12 for precautionary reasons. This is good news after Achane’s abbreviated return from IR in Week 11. Still, after that, it’s hard to have a lot of confidence until we see it on the field. If Achane is a full participant in practice this week we will re-address his Week 13 fantasy football rankings.

Tee Higgins (WR) Cincinnati Bengals – Higgins has missed three games with a hamstring injury. However, there is a good chance that he will return next Monday in Jacksonville.

Amari Cooper (WR) Cleveland Browns – Cooper headed to the locker room after taking a hard shot to the ribs during the Browns’ Week 12 loss. Subsequently, he has yet to practice ahead of Week 13. We will have more updates in the FullTime Fantasy Discord as they become available. If Cooper sits, Elijah Moore would become a viable WR3.

Dorian Thompson-Robinson (QB) Cleveland Browns – DTR is in the NFL’s concussion protocol after taking a vicious shot in Cleveland’s Week 13 loss. Subsequently, and combined with P.J. Walker’s 58.5 QB Rating out of relief, Joe Flacco will take first-team practice reps this week and has a legitimate shot at starting in Los Angeles.

Demario Douglas (WR) New England Patriots – Another player dealing with a concussion, Douglas has been New England’s top wideout over the past month. We will monitor his progress through the protocol throughout the week.

Quentin Johnston (WR) Los Angeles Chargers – Johnston exited Week 12 with a rib injury. However, X-rays came back negative. Johnston was cleared to return from that injury on Sunday. However, Brandon Staley elected to keep the first-rounder sidelined.

Baker Mayfield (QB) Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Kyle Trask replaced Mayfield under center for a series as Mayfield was dealing with an ankle injury. However, he was able to return to action and finish the game. It looks like a non-factor.

Blake Grupe (PK) New Orleans Saints – The Saints are working out veteran kickers after learning that Grupe is dealing with a groin injury. If New Orleans signs a replacement to the practice squad, that would indicate there is real concern about Grupe’s Week 13 availability.


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