Fantasy Football: Week 13 Injury Report

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By Matthew Beck

Quarterbacks

Kevin Kolb (ARI)–The Cardinals consider Kevin Kolb questionable for this week’s matchup with the Jets after he was limited practice on Thursday. Kolb continues to deal with a rib injury he sustained over a month ago and appears to be on the right track back to the starting lineup if the Cardinals are now considering him questionable rather than doubtful.

Cam Newton (CAR)–Despite dealing with a wrist injury he sustained in Monday night’s win over the Eagles, Cam Newton was able to fully participate in practice on Thursday. He should be considered probable once the Panthers release their official injury report so fantasy owners should not worry.

Michael Vick (PHI)–After failing to practice all week, the Eagles will likely be without Michael Vick when they take on the Cowboys on Monday night. Vick suffered a concussion in the Eagles Week 10 loss to the Cowboys and has yet to pass all the tests needed to return to game action, so consider his doubtful at this point.

Ben Roethlisberger (PIT)–The Steelers consider Ben Roethlisberger questionable for Sunday’s game against the Ravens after sustaining a life-threatening shoulder and rib injury in Week 10. The team will be extra cautious with Roethlisberger and his recovery due to the severity of the injury and there has yet to be a timetable set for his return.

Running Backs

C.J. Spiller (BUF)–After fully participating in practice on Thursday, the Bills will likely listed C.J. Spiller as probable for this weekend’s game against the Jaguars. Spiller is still dealing with a shoulder injury he sustained in the early weeks of the season, but it does not appear to be anything to worry about if you are a fantasy owner.

Jonathan Stewart (CAR)–The Panthers will likely be without the services of Jonathan Stewart on Sunday after he sustained a high ankle sprain in Monday night’s win over the Eagles. This type of injury usually takes a few weeks to clear up, so don’t expect to see him in action any time soon.

Matt Forte (CHI)–After being a limited participant in practice on Thursday, Matt Forte will likely be listed as questionable for Sunday’s game against the Seahawks. Forte exited the Bears Week 12 win over the Vikings after sustaining an ankle injury, but it does not appear to be too serious.

Trent Richardson (CLE)–The Browns will likely have their rookie running back on the field on Sunday after he was able to be a full participant in practice on Thursday. Richardson is dealing with chest, rib and finger injuries, but none appear to be serious enough to keep him out of the lineup when the Browns take on the Raiders on Sunday.

Felix Jones (DAL)–After being a limited participant in practice, there is a chance that the Cowboys will be without the services of Felix Jones. Jones is dealing with a knee injury and will likely be listed as questionable on the team’s offical injury report.

DeMarco Murray (DAL)–For the first time in over a month, DeMarco Murray was able to practice for the Cowboys with week. Murray has missed the team’s last six games with a foot injury, but appears to have a chance to play Sunday as long as he doesn’t suffer a setback.

Mikel Leshoure (DET)–After bieng a limited participant in practice on Thursday the Lions will likely consider Mikel Leshoure questionable for this week’s game against the Colts. Leshoure is dealing with an ankle injury, but it does not appear to be serious.

Ben Tate (HOU)–For the first time in weeks, Ben Tate was able to practice in full and is expected to play in Week 13 against the Titans. Tate has been dealing with a hamstring injury that has limited him this season, but it looks like he will resume his role as Arian Foster’s backup on Sunday.

Donald Brown (IND)–After fully participating in practice on Thursday, the Colts will likely be with the services of Donald Brown. He has been dealing with knee pain since undergoing surgery back in October, but he appears to be close to 100 percent.

Maurice Jones-Drew (JAC)–As expected, Maurice Jones-Drew has yet to practice this week making him doubtful for Sunday’s game against the Bills. Jones-Drew is still dealing with a foot injury that has held him out for a month now, but reports indicate that he is getting closer to a return.

Adrian Peterson (MIN)–The Vikings will be with the services of Adrian Peterson for Week 13 after he was a full participant in practice this week. Peterson is dealing with a minor ankle injury, but it won’t be enough to keep him off the field against the Packers on Sunday.

Ahmad Bradshaw (NYG)–Despite the fact that he has yet to practice this week, the Giants are hopeful that Ahmad Bradshaw will be able to play on Monday. Bradshaw is dealing with a lingering foot injury, but it has yet to bother him enough for him to miss any time, so be sure to check his status later prior to game time.

Darren McFadden (OAK)–After being a limited participant in practice on Thursday, the Raiders are hopeful that Darren McFadden will be able to suit up when the team takes on the Browns. McFadden hasn’t played the last two weeks due to an ankle injury and will likely be listed as questionable when the team releases their official injury report.

Marcel Reece (OAK)–It appears the Raiders will have Marcel Reece’s services on Sunday after he was able to fully participate in practice for the second straight day on Thursday. Reece is dealing with a hamstring injury but it does not appear to be serious enough for him to miss any time.

LeSean McCoy (PHI)–There is a good chance that the Eagles will be without the services of LeSean McCoy in Week 13 after he has yet to be cleared to resume football activities. McCoy suffered a concussion in Week 11 and unless something drastic changes with his injury, he won’t be on the field come Sunday night.

Frank Gore (SF)–After fully participating in practice on Thursday it appears Frank Gore will be ready to go for Sunday’s game against the Rams. Gore is dealing with both a rib and wrist injury, but both injuries don’t appears to be serious at this point.

Steven Jackson (STL)–Despite being a limited participant in practice on Thursday, the Rams expect to have Steven Jackson in their backfield when they take on the Niners on Sunday. Jackson is dealing with a minor foot injury, but it doesn’t appear to be anything to worry about at this point.

Wide Receivers

Torrey Smith (BAL)–After participating in practice without any limitations, Torrey Smith is considered probable for Sunday’s game against the Steelers. Smith has been dealing with a thigh injury, but it appears to be minor at this point so fantasy owners should not be worried.

Alshon Jeffery (CHI)–After injuring his knee in Week 12 against the Niners, the Bears consider Alshon Jeffery doubtful for Week 13. Jeffery missed last week’s game with the same injury and will likely find himself on the sidelines once again like we have witnessed for most of the season.

Mohamed Sanu (CIN)–The Bengals are hopeful that they will have the services of Mohamed Sanu for Sunday’s game against the Chargers after he was limited in practice on Thursday. Sanu is dealing with a foot injury and will likely be listed as questionable on the team’s official injury report.

Miles Austin (DAL)–After being a limited participant in practice on Thursday, the Cowboys consider Miles Austin to be questionable for this week’s game against the Eagles. Austin suffered a hip injury in last week’s loss to the Redskins and missed most of the game.

Demaryious Thomas (DEN)–The Broncos expect to have Demaryious Thomas on the field on Sunday when they take on the Buccaneers after he was able to fully participate in practice on Thursday. Thomas has been dealing with a knee injury but it does not appear to be serious enough for him to miss any time.

Calvin Johnson (DET)–Despite being limited in practice this week, the Lions expect to have Calvin Johnson on the field when they take on the Colts on Sunday. Johnson is now dealing with thumb injury, but the injury does not appear to be anything to worry about.

Greg Jennings (GB)–After practicing in full for the first in over a month, the Packers consider Greg Jennings to be probable for this week’s game against the Vikings. Jennings is dealing with a groin injury and abdominal pain, but looks like he is going to take the field as long as there are no setbacks.

Andre Johnson (HOU)–Despite being a limited participant in practice on Thursday, the Texans consider Andre Johnson probable for Sunday’s game against the Colts. Johnson is dealing with a lingering groin injury, but it does not appear to be anything serious.

Justin Blackmon (JAC)–The Jaguars will likely consider Justin Balackmon questionable on their official injury report on Friday after he was unable to practice on Thursday. Blackmon is dealing with a groin injury and will need to practice Friday if he wants to play on Sunday.

Cecil Shorts (JAC)–After not practicing on Thursday, Cecil Shorts will likely be considered questionable for Sunday’s game against the Bills. Shorts is dealing with a hamstring injury he sustained in Week 12, but it does not appear to be serious.

Percy Harvin (MIN)–It does not appear Percy Harvin will be able to return to the field on Sunday when the Vikings take on the Packers. Harvin has yet to practice this week and if he doesn’t practice on Friday, expect to see him listed as doubtful on the team’s official injury report.

Wes Welker (NE)–Despite being limited in practice this week, the Patriots consider Wes Welker probable for Sunday’s game against the Dolphins. Welker is dealing with a lingering ankle injury, but it does not appear to be serious.

Antonio Brown (PIT)–The Steelers will likely consider Antonio Brown probable for this week’s game against the Ravens after he was able to be a fullparticipant in practice on Thursday. Brown is still dealing with an ankle in jury he sustained four weeks ago and unless he suffers a setback, there is a good chance he plays in Week 13.

Danny Amendola (STL)–The Rams will likely be without the services of Danny Amendola in this week’s game against the Cardinals after he was spotted wearing a walking boot earlier in the week. Amendola is dealing with a foot injury and has yet to practice this week making it unlikely he plays in Week 13.

Tight Ends

Owen Daniels (HOU)–The Texans are hopeful that they will have the services of Owen Daniels when they take on the Titans in Week 13. Daniels is dealing with a back injury, but it does not appear to be anything serious, so he should be a go this week.

Aaron Hernandez (NE)–After being a limited participant in practice on Thursday, Aaron Hernandez will likely be listed as questionable for Sunday’s game against the Dolphins. Hernandez has been dealing with an ankle injury for most of the season so it is not a surprise he was limited.

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