In our Week 13 injury report, some Fantasy owners may start freaking out over Antonio Brown’s status.
After posting a 10-169-2 stat line in Week 12, he missed practice Friday because of a toe injury.
He’s still expected to play against the Cincinnati Bengals, but the game is not until Monday night. If he’s forced to miss Week 13, you will need to have a receiver from either the Bengals or the Pittsburgh Steelers on your bench to plug in.
Brandon LaFell may be hanging around on waivers.
Now that you’re all caught up with the news about Brown, let’s take a look at the rest of our injury report for Week 13.
Week 13 Injury Report for Quarterbacks
Matt Moore, Miami Dolphins
Moore missed practice on Wednesday and Thursday because of a foot injury, and it’s unlikely he will play in Week 13.
With Jay Cutler also sidelined, it looks like the Dolphins will be forced to rely on David Fales against the Denver Broncos. Fales was a former sixth-round pick by the Chicago Bears in the 2014 NFL Draft, and the 27-year old quarterback has only attempted five passes in his career.
It may seem like a chalk play in DFS, but now would be a great time to start the Broncos.
Paxton Lynch, Denver Broncos
Lynch was able to start just one game this year before being sidelined with a high-ankle sprain.
Trevor Siemian should be the starting quarterback in Week 13, but he’s dealing with the flu. If he can’t start, Brock Osweiler will be under center. In 2017, Osweiler has averaged just 175 passing yards per game and has thrown four interceptions in four games.
If Osweiler gets the starts, it’d be worth considering streaming the defense for the Dolphins in this matchup.
Week 13 Injury Report for Running Backs
Adrian Peterson, Arizona Cardinals
Peterson is dealing with a neck injury and will be a game-time decision.
Now, if he can start, you’ll want to make sure he’s in your lineup. So far in 2017, the Los Angeles Rams have allowed the second-most Fantasy points to running backs.
But if Peterson can’t play, it will be risky to start one of his backups. Kerwynn Williams should see more work if Peterson is out, but coach Bruce Arians said D.J. Foster will have an increased role. Foster is an interesting prospect because he’s built like a receiver but can act as a running back.
In 2014 at Arizona State, he turned 194 carries into 1,081 rushing yards, and he also caught 62 passes for 688 yards.
I’d keep an eye on him this week and heading into the 2018 Fantasy season, but I wouldn’t want to risk missing the playoffs taking a chance on the 24-year old back.
Ameer Abdullah, Detroit Lions
Abdullah has a neck injury and is questionable to play in Week 13 against the Baltimore Ravens.
He was able to get in a limited practice on Friday, but don’t take it for granted that he can suit up.
Be prepared to look elsewhere for a running back, especially considering that the Ravens have allowed the seventh-fewest Fantasy points to running backs this season.
Week 13 Injury Report for Wide Receivers
Kelvin Benjamin, Buffalo Bills
Benjamin is out again, so expect more work for Jordan Matthews, Zay Jones, and Charles Clay in Week 13.
Jones is putting together a nice little rally, as he’s scored 17.3 Fantasy points in Week 9, 10.8 Fantasy points in Week 11, and 12.3 Fantasy points in Week 12 in PPR formats.
He’ll have a touch matchup against the New England Patriots, but he should continue to be one of Tyrod Taylor’s favorite targets.
Amari Cooper, Oakland Raiders
Week 13 could have been a prime matchup for Cooper. The New York Giants have allowed the 11th-most Fantasy points to wide receivers this season, and Michael Crabtree is suspended.
But Cooper has been ruled out because he hasn’t cleared the concussion protocol.
Seth Roberts should be one of Derek Carr’s favorite targets in Week 13.
Week 13 Injury Report for Tight Ends
Greg Olsen, Carolina Panthers
Olsen didn’t make much noise in his Week 12 return. He only caught one of his three targets for just 12 yards.
The veteran tight end also had to leave that game because of a foot injury. Coach Ron Rivera is hopeful he will play in Week 13 against the New Orleans Saints.
If Olsen is sidelined, Ed Dickson should see more work.
Now that you’re all caught up with the injuries for Week 13, make sure to check out the video below before you set your DFS lineup to see the best value plays.
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