With Thanksgiving in the rearview mirror and Sunday fast approaching, here’s the Week 12 QB and TE fantasy football injury report. What is their status, and can we trust their fantasy football projections if they’re active?
Fantasy QB Injury Report
The following QBs either have notable injuries or are coming off some. How will this impact their fantasy value going forward and the value of their potential replacements?
Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers
Aaron Rodgers is apparently dealing with a broken toe. He recently said, “I don’t plan on missing time.” Given the stakes for an 8-3 Packers team that just might have the personnel to make a deep playoff run, there are good reasons to sit Rodgers ahead of Green Bay’s Week 13 bye.
However, there are also good reasons to trot him out there one more time before earning a two-week rest. Fantasy-wise, he should be ready to produce in Sunday’s showdown against the Rams.
Kyler Murray, Arizona Cardinals
Kyler Murray is on a bye this week and has missed his last three games with an ankle injury. The extra rest should put him on the plus side of questionable heading into Week 13, and patient fantasy managers (like me) can only hope he’ll return to his usual top-six QB form.
Baker Mayfield, Cleveland Browns
A perpetual addition to the QB injury report, Baker Mayfield has been dealing with injuries to his shoulder, knee, and foot. He’s also been helming one of the NFL’s worst passing attacks. Mayfield intends to play this week, which is neither good news nor bad news for fantasy managers.
Joe Flacco, Mike White, Zach Wilson, New York Jets
Zach Wilson is fully recovered from his knee injury and will start Sunday. Joe Flacco and Mike White, meanwhile, are on the reserve/COVID-19 list. Josh Johnson is expected to back up Wilson, who could be without Corey Davis this week. The highly touted rookie QB cannot be recommended even in 2QB leagues.
Justin Fields, Chicago Bears
A rib injury sidelined Justin Fields for Thanksgiving (though presumably he still ate). Andy Dalton looked a lot like Andy Dalton, meaning Fields could still earn his job back when healthy.
Fantasy TE Injury Report
Looking at the injury report for fantasy tight ends in Week 12, are there any tight ends we should be concerned about? And what is the fantasy value for those impacted?
Logan Thomas, Washington Football Team
Logan Thomas has been out for two months with a strained hamstring but did practice this week. Barring a setback, he could be activated ahead of Monday Night Football. Unfortunately, the timing is rough for fantasy managers who need to finalize their lineups on Sunday.
It doesn’t help that capable backup Ricky Seals-Jones (hip) hasn’t returned to practice. John Bates (3-23 receiving line in Week 11) would be a desperate fallback option for managers betting on Thomas.
Eric Ebron, Pittsburgh Steelers
Eric Ebron suffered a serious knee injury last weekend and is expected to miss several weeks, and perhaps the rest of the season. One of my favorite fantasy TEs for the past six weeks, Pat Freiermuth, will remain a locked-in TE1.