Fantasy Football Injury Report: December 1
Sean Mitchell provides an update on all of the fantasy football relevant injuries around the NFL to help you with setting your lineup this week!
Welcome back to the Fantasy Alarm Early-Week NFL Injury Report for Week 13 of the NFL season! It has been a crazy one up to this point, but we have to finish strong! Let’s discuss some of the important statuses that we should be monitoring heading into the latter part of the week.
Josh Jacobs RB, LV (Ankle)
Jacobs sustained an ankle injury in the Raiders Week 12 loss to the Falcons and now is listed as “questionable” to play in their upcoming Week 13 game against the Jets on Sunday. After some medical evaluations performed by the team med staff, it appeared as if Jacobs was able to avoid any major set-backs in terms of the severity of the ankle issue, but he isn’t exactly out of the woods yet. Monitoring his practice report notes over the course of the week should give us a better idea of his chances of taking the field on Sunday.
Julio Jones WR, ATL (Hamstring)
The same hammy that Jones has been dealing with in multiple prior weeks to this week is still giving him problems. The hamstring strain held Julio out of the Falcons drumming of the Raiders last Sunday and now also may have him in jeopardy of missing their Week 13 game against the Saints at home on Sunday. There has yet to be any new reports for Julio entering the week, so hopefully we will have a bit more clarity on Friday’s report.
D'Andre Swift RB, DET (Concussion)
We saw how sorely missed Swift was for the Lions in their Thanksgiving day loss to the Texans. Being the second-straight game missed by Swift, the concussion issue he is facing seems to be a bit more severe than expected. However, the reports from last week did mention he had made progress through the protocol, but ultimately was not cleared to play on Thanksgiving. Hopefully Swift is able to continue to progress and be cleared to play in the Lion’s upcoming match against the Bears in Week 13.
Kenny Golladay WR, DET (Hip)
Another Lion dealing with multiple week injuries is Kenny Golladay . Golladay continues to deal with a hip-pointer that has now taken four games away from Golladay recently this season. We have yet to get a new report about Golladay’s progress with the injury, so hopefully we will have a bit more clarity into the situation when Friday’s report is due. We will monitor the Lions’ practice reports for multiple players it seems.
D.J. Chark WR, JAC (Ribs)
Chark was not able to practice in the latter part of Week 12 in which solidified his absence for the Jags during their Sunday loss to the Browns. It was pretty clear that Chark had not made any progress with the rib injury after missing back-to-back practices and was not able to take the field. We have yet to get a new report on his status heading into Week 13, but hopefully by Friday we will have a handle on his availability for the Jags’ upcoming game against the Vikings on Sunday. Good news is this is the early start game on Sunday, so we will have that information at least by kick on Sunday.
Todd Gurley II RB, ATL (Knee)
Gurley was held out of the Falcons win against the Raiders on Sunday with a knee injury. Gurley was unable to take the practice field in any capacity in preparation for Week 12, and there has yet to be a new report detailing the severity of the knee injury to begin preparation for Week 13 as the Falcons will play host to the Saints on Sunday. This is a status we will look to keep an eye on and have a better report on by Friday.
Salvon Ahmed RB, MIA (Shoulder)
Ahmed was one of a few running backs that were not able to take the field for the Phins during their Sunday win over the Jets. Ahmed is dealing with a shoulder injury that would not allow him to take the field, so the running back snaps were disbursed between DeAndre Washington and Matt Breida . With Myles Gaskin close to a return from the IR, this situation at the running back for the Dolphins could get a bit interesting in the event that both Gaskin returns, and Ahmed can play in Week 13. The Dolphins will host the Bengals on Sunday, and we should have a more clear picture of how this backfield will look by Friday’s injury report.
Phillip Lindsay RB, DEN (Knee)
It was reported by Head Coach Vic Fangio that Lindsay is dealing with a “mild knee injury” and that the hope is he will be available to suit up for the Broncos Week 13 match against the Chiefs in Arrowhead. Lindsay was unable to finish the Broncos Week 12 tilt against the Saints, and looks as if he has avoided any set-backs in time going forward. We will continue to monitor his status heading into the latter part of the week.
Tua Tagovailoa QB, MIA (Thumb)
There is lots of optimism about the return for Tua on Sunday in Week 13 when the Phins play host to the Bengals. After reports from last week were concerned that Tua could likely miss “multiple weeks” it seems as if those were just rumors and this is not the case. The main factor that kept Tua out of Sunday’s Week 12 game against the Jets was the swelling of the injured thumb in question. The outlook is that with the extra time to heal and recover for Tua, he will be available to retake the field with just a one-game absence.