The unfortunate reality of the NFL is that when players are allowed to go full speed, injuries are bound to happen. Week 12 of the NFL season was no exception. Now that fantasy football managers are updating their lineups for the coming week, several players have found themselves on the injury report, leaving their status for Week 13 up in the air.
Fantasy Football Injury Report: QB update>
Which signal-callers are banged up coming out of Week 12? Whose availability is in jeopardy for Week 13?
Teddy Bridgewater, Denver Broncos
Teddy Bridgewater suffered a right knee/lower-leg injury after being tackled by Derwin James on the Broncos’ third drive of the day. Bridgewater was seen being evaluated on the sidelines before heading back into the locker room. The Broncos listed Bridgewater’s return as questionable.
He was able to return in the third quarter, but his mobility was noticeably limited. Drew Lock filled in for Bridgewater while he was out.
Fantasy Football Injury Report: RB update
How is the injury bug affecting RB committees heading into Week 13? Will fantasy managers need to make backup plans just in case?
Christian McCaffrey, Carolina Panthers
Christian McCaffrey came out of the game on Sunday after a run for no gain with 4:26 to go in the second quarter. He would not return with what head coach Matt Rhule called a rolled ankle. Rhule said CMC tried to come back but “wasn’t at the same level,” per Joe Person of The Athletic. Omar Kelly of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reported McCaffrey was in a walking boot after the game.
McCaffrey rushed 10 times for 35 yards and saw 1 target. The hopes are McCaffrey’s boot is strictly a precautionary measure, but we will await further testing. The Panthers have a bye in Week 13.
Dalvin Cook, Minnesota Vikings
With roughly a minute left in the third quarter, Dalvin Cook received a handoff up the middle and was immediately met in the backfield and taken down. Cook fumbled on the play partly due to the pain, which is concerning. Cook grasped his left pec/shoulder, and after being tended to by medical personnel, was carted off the field. ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter reported that Cook was ruled out for the remainder of the game with a shoulder injury.
According to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, Cook suffered a shoulder dislocation and will have an MRI Monday [November 29] to determine the severity. At the time of his injury, Cook had 10 rushed for 39 yards with a score and caught 6 of 7 targets for 64 yards.
Miles Sanders, Philadelphia Eagles
In the Eagles’ first drive of the third quarter, Miles Sanders appeared to re-injure his sprained right ankle on a 27-yard rush. He was seen limping on the sidelines and recorded only 2 touches for the remainder of the game.
Sanders ended with 9 rushes for 64 yards while catching his only target for zero yards. Boston Scott led the way for the Eagles’ backfield with Jordan Howard ruled out before the game. Scott rushed 15 times for 64 yards and a TD while catching 2 of 3 targets for 8 yards.
WR Injury Update
News for pass catchers is essential in PPR leagues. These are the fantasy-relevant WRs currently on the NFL’s Week 13 injury report.
Deebo Samuel, San Francisco 49ers
On the very next play after Dalvin Cook was injured and fumbled, Deebo Samuel was injured on a rush to the left and slow to get up. Samuel limped off the field and went into the blue medical tent, where he emerged several minutes with a towel over his head.
Samuel suffered what is being called a groin injury and ruled questionable for the remainder of the game. He caught 1 of 4 targets for 12 yards and rushed 6 times for 66 yards with 2 touchdowns.
Randall Cobb, Green Bay Packers
Randall Cobb suffered a groin injury in the second quarter and was ruled out coming out of halftime, according to Tom Pelissero of NFL Network. Before exiting, Cobb had 95 yards and a TD on 4-of-5 receiving.
TE Injury Update
Which tight end injuries should we be mindful of when setting our Week 13 fantasy lineups? Who is in danger of missing their next game?
Dan Arnold, Jacksonville Jaguars
Early in the second quarter in Sunday’s game against the Atlanta Falcons, Dan Arnold made a 9-yard catch but was slow to get up after being hit on the play. He exited the game and ruled out, according to the team. It was Arnold’s only target of the game.