Nov 7, 2013; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Washington Redskins tight end Jordan Reed (86) dives for a touchdown pass during the second quarter against the Minnesota Vikings at Mall of America Field at H.H.H. Metrodome. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports

Fantasy Football: Week 12 Friday Injury Update

November 17, 2013; Denver, CO, USA; Denver Broncos wide receiver Wes Welker (83) is tackled by Kansas City Chiefs cornerback Brandon Flowers (24) during the fourth quarter at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. The Broncos defeated the Chiefs 27-17. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

With just a few weeks before the fantasy playoffs, every spot in your lineup is crucial to getting your team into the playoffs with the seed you want so you can have a shot at a title. Make sure you know the injury status of all your players and other players on their team that could affect their performance.

Here’s a quick look at the most fantasy relevant injuries this week updated through Thursday’s practice reports. Players given the green light notation are expected to play with no limitations despite battling some sort of injury.


Aaron Rodgers-Green Bay Packers: Rodgers will be sidelined again this week but is still hopeful to return week 13. Week 14 may be more realistic since he hasn’t taken any snaps yet and still seems to be a ways away.

Nov 17, 2013; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler (6) on the sidelines during the first quarter against the Baltimore Ravens at Soldier Field. Mandatory Credit: Rob Grabowski-USA TODAY Sports

Jay Cutler-Chicago Bears: Cutler is week-to-week but won’t play this week as he targets a week 13 return.

Carson Palmer-Arizona Cardinals: Green Light

Terrelle Pryor-Oakland Raiders: Pryor could be healthy for this week’s game but he’ll be the backup to Matt McGloin who looked good last week and will get the start against the Titans this week.


Adrian Peterson-Minnesota Vikings: Peterson promised he’ll play against Green Bay but has yet to return to practice this week. Hopefully, he can get in some work Friday to show he’s ready for a full workload against Green Bay.

LeSean McCoy-Philadelphia Eagles: Green Light

Reggie Bush-Detroit Lions: Green Light

Darren McFadden-Oakland Raiders: Still no practices for McFadden, so it looks like he’ll be out again this week making Rashad Jennings a solid play since he won’t share time with D-Mc.

Nov 18, 2013; Charlotte, NC, USA; New England Patriots running back Shane Vereen (34) runs as Carolina Panthers free safety Mike Mitchell (21) defends in the second quarter at Bank of America Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports

Ben Tate-Houston Texans: Green Light

Chris Ivory-New York Jets: Green Light

Trent Richardson-Indianapolis Colts: T-Rich is expected to play but was added to the Colts injury report with a calf issue.

Shane Vereen-New England Patriots: Green Light

Rashard Mendenhall-Arizona Cardinals: Green Light


Calvin Johnson-Detroit Lions: Green Light

Dez Bryant-Dallas Cowboys: Green Light

Wes Welker-Denver Broncos: Welker is expected to play against his former team the Patriots on Sunday night despite sustaining a concussion at the end of last week’s game.

Danny Amendola-New England Patriots: Green Light

Vincent Jackson-Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Green Light

Pierre Garcon-Washington Redskins: Green Light

Nov 17, 2013; Miami Gardens, FL, USA; San Diego Chargers wide receiver Keenan Allen (13) runs during a kickoff return against the Miami Dolphins at Sun Life Stadium. Miami won 20-16. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

Keenan Allen-San Diego Chargers: Allen avoided serious injury, but he’s still in a bad matchup against the Chiefs making him a less-than desirable play.

Hakeem Nicks-New York Giants: Green Light

Cecil Shorts-Jacksonville Jaguars: Green Light

Riley Cooper-Philadelphia Eagles: Green Light

Emmanuel Sanders-Pittsburgh Steelers: Green Light

Michael Floyd-Arizona Cardinals: Green Light

Make Wallace-Miami Dolphins: Green Light

Nate Burleson-Detroit Lions: Burleson has been practicing and is expected to return to his second WR spot this week.

Santonio Holmes-New York Jets: Holmes was back at Jets practice yesterday and is expected to play Sunday.

Miles Austin-Dallas Cowboys: Austin’s role will be interesting to see as he’s expected to return healthy after Dallas was on a bye this week. His upcoming schedule is very favorable, so keep an eye on him if his owner gave up too early on Austin.

Marlon Brown-Baltimore Ravens: Brown is back to full practices this week and should suit up in week 12 against the Jets

Denarius Moore-Oakland Raiders: Moore hasn’t been back to Oakland’s practice yet this week meaning he likely won’t play this week making Rob Streater a better (but still longshot) play this weekend.

Vincent Brown-San Diego Chargers: Green Light

Andre Roberts-Arizona Cardinals: Green Light

Jeremy Kerley-New York Jets: Kerley is back in practice but not expected to play his week. He is targeting week 13 for his return.

Mike Brown-Jacksonville Jaguars: Brown hasn’t practiced this week and is likely to not play Sunday. When he’s sidelined, it results in more looks for Ace Sanders who takes Brown’s spot as a ultra-deep league sleeper


Julius Thomas-Denver Broncos: Thomas practiced Thursday but has been reportedly very limited. Unless he puts in a full practice Friday, Thomas will be hard to start since he doesn’t play until Sunday night. Try to get a secondary option in place if possible.

Jordan Reed-Washington Redskins: Reed has been out of practice all week with a concussion, but he does have until Monday Night Football to be cleared. I wouldn’t start him this week unless you don’t have any other options or have Fred Davis ready to plug in if Reed can’t give it a go Monday.

Garrett Graham-Houston Texans: Green Light

Rob Housler-Arizona Cardinals: Green Light

Brandon Pettigrew-Detroit Lions: Pettigrew has been limited in practice but should play Sunday.

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