Fantasy WR Injury Report Week 13: Deebo Samuel, Amari Cooper, DeAndre Hopkins and more

With injuries and bye weeks taking their toll, let’s look at the latest WR injury report updates for fantasy football in Week 13.

Nothing can derail a potentially successful fantasy football season quicker than injuries. That’s especially true at the ever-so-critical wide receiver position, where elite-level players can make or break a contending fantasy team. As we head into Week 13, several WRs find themselves on the injury report for their respective teams. Therefore, fantasy managers need to pay close attention to any WR injury updates and reports as NFL kickoffs draw near.

Update 12/05/21: For all recent injury news, make sure to check out our most up-to-date Week 13 Fantasy Injury Report.

Fantasy WR Injury Report Week 13 | AFC

In the middle of what has seemed like a brutal season full of injuries, these are the fantasy-relevant WRs in the AFC currently on the NFL’s Week 13 injury report. With some players trending in the wrong direction, many fantasy managers might need to start considering secondary options.

Will Fuller, Miami Dolphins

Marcel Louis-Jacques of ESPN reported on Monday that Will Fuller (finger) is getting better but is not yet ready to return. The Dolphins plan to reevaluate his status on Wednesday. Fuller has now missed eight consecutive games due to injury.

Corey Davis, New York Jets

After expressing optimism about his status earlier in the week before finally labeling him as doubtful, the Jets listed Corey Davis (groin) as inactive ahead of their 21-14 win over the Houston Texans in Week 12.

Davis has missed three games this season and is currently questionable for Week 13.

Ray-Ray McCloud, Pittsburgh Steelers

The Steelers placed Ray-Ray McCloud on the reserve/COVID-19 list on November 23, according to Teresa Varley of the Steelers’ official site.

Fantasy WR Injury Report Week 13 | NFC

Which NFC wide receivers currently sit on the injury report ahead of Week 13? Who is in danger of missing their matchup this week, leaving fantasy managers in a difficult position?

DeAndre Hopkins, Arizona Cardinals

Head coach Kliff Kingsbury said Monday he’s hopeful DeAndre Hopkins (hamstring) will return in Week 13 against the Chicago Bears, per Darren Urban of the Cardinals’ official site. Kingsbury also stated the same for QB Kyler Murray’s status. Hopkins has missed Arizona’s last three games.

Allen Robinson, Chicago Bears

Allen Robinson was ruled out ahead of the Bears’ Week 12 game on Thanksgiving. It was the second straight game he’s missed due to a hamstring injury. Robinson has been a disappointment for fantasy managers this season and is the WR71 on the season.

Marquise Goodwin, Chicago Bears

Marquise Goodwin exited the Bears’ Week 12 game due to a foot injury. Prior to his injury, Goodwin had one target with no catches.

Amari Cooper, Dallas Cowboys

According to ESPN reporter Ed Werder on Wednesday afternoon, “Amari Cooper is expected to travel with the team to New Orleans today and play against the Saints tomorrow night.”

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This news comes one day after Clarence E. Hill Jr. of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported Cooper (illness) did not participate in Tuesday’s practice and remained on the reserve/COVID-19 list. So it is fair to say Cooper is trending in the right direction.

Cedrick Wilson, Dallas Cowboys

Michael Gehlken of The Dallas Morning News reports Cedrick Wilson (ankle) was a non-participant at Tuesday’s practice. Wilson has stepped into a more significant role this season, with both Cooper and CeeDee Lamb missing time.

Odell Beckham Jr., Los Angeles Rams

Jourdan Rodrigue of The Athletic reports Odell Beckham Jr. has been diagnosed with a hip pointer following Sunday’s loss at Green Bay. Rams head coach Sean McVay stated he does not expect Beckham to be limited as a result of the injury. According to Josina Anderson of USA Today, Beckham has a deep bruise that is causing swelling and discomfort.

Sterling Shepard, New York Giants

Jordan Raanan of ESPN reported on Tuesday that the Giants and Sterling Shepard are hopeful he can play in Week 13 after missing three straight weeks due to a hamstring injury.

Kadarius Toney, New York Giants

Raanan also reported Kadarius Toney (quadriceps), who missed last week’s game, is in a “wait-and-see” phase of his recovery. 

Deebo Samuel, San Francisco 49ers

Cam Inman of The San Jose Mercury News reports Deebo Samuel (groin) is expected to miss 1-2 weeks. The 49ers will rely on George Kittle and Brandon Aiyuk to carry to the passing game as they miss the No. 2 WR in fantasy scoring.

Antonio Brown, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Antonio Brown (ankle) was ruled out of the Buccaneers’ Week 12 game against the Indianapolis Colts. Brown has missed the last five games after injuring his ankle in Week 6. 

Tommy Garrett is a Fantasy Analyst for Pro Football Network and is a member of the Fantasy Sports Writers Association (FSWA). You can read all of Tommy’s work here, listen to him on PFN’s Fantasy Football podcast, and check out his contributions in PFN’s free fantasy newsletter. Give him a follow on Twitter: @TommyGarrettPFN.


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