Fantasy Football News and Updates: Week 13 Gameday Injury Report
Jason's Fantasy Football Analysis: Week 13 Gameday Injury Update
December 1, 2013
Week 13 GameDay Injury Report
Julius Thomas - Thomas is once again making fantasy owners sweat it out. Thomas was looking like he would play when the week started, but he has not been able to get in a full practice since he sprained his knee two weeks ago. The Chiefs have been very good against tight ends this year, and Thomas could be a risky play even if he is able to get on the field. Fantasy owners will once again be stuck with a tough decision on whether to stick with Thomas or find another option since the Broncos have a late game.
Chiefs Linebackers: Tamba Hali and Justin Houston - Both Hali and Houston were injured last week when the Chiefs played the Chargers. The Chargers were able to exploit the Chiefs defense once their two best pass rushers exited the game. Houston has been ruled out for this game, and Hali is listed as questionable. The Chiefs are still the top scoring defense in fantasy, but they are a very risky play this week since they are banged up and taking on the NFL's best offense.
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Percy Harvin - Harvin suffered a setback with his surgically repaired hip, and he listed as doubtful to play this week. This setback is making Harvin look like a risky play for the upcoming fantasy playoffs, and fantasy owners who gambled on the explosive receiver will need to monitor his progress in next week.
Jordan Reed - Reed is listed as questionable, but he has been cleared to play by doctors. If Reed does not have any setbacks before game time, then he will suit up for the Redskins. Reed has a decent matchup this week going against the Giants at home, and fantasy owners will be ready to put Reed back in their starting lineups if he is active this week.
Andre Ellington - Ellington is looking like a risky start this week. He is listed as questionable and he is looking like a true game time decision. Ellington is suffering from a knee injury and he was unable to fully practice on Thursday or Friday. If Ellington does not play, then Rashard Mendenhall will get a boost in value and he becomes a very interesting fantasy play. The Eagles have been fairly generous to opposing running backs this season, and Mendenhall could have a very strong game if he is the lone rusher in the Arizona backfield this week.
Other Players to Note:
Darrelle Revis - Revis is listed as questionable with a groin injury. Revis has gotten better over the course of the season, but he is still playing at less than 100%. If Revis sits out, then Steve Smith should be a decent fantasy play. However, if Revis is able to play, then fantasy owners should consider benching Smith.
Panthers' Backfield - The Panthers have all of a sudden suffered from an injury attack on their trio of running backs. Deangelo Williams is looking very iffy for this week, and that means Jonathon Stewart and Mike Tolbert should be splitting carries this week. The Buccaneers have been decent against the run, and the Panthers backfield has not produced a reliable fantasy starter all season. It is a gamble to start a Panthers running back on a fantasy team, but this week it is looking like their will be only two choices to play instead of three.
Daniel Thomas - In case you missed the news, the Dolphins running back Daniel thomas is now done for season. This leaves Lamar Miller as the lead back in Miami, but the Dolphins go to New York this week the face the Jets who have the league's best rushing defense. Miller is not a very good play this week, but he could have a few solid games as the season comes to an end.
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