Updated: Friday 11/25 @ 5:30 pm ET

We head into Week 12 of the NFL season with as many injuries to key players as ever. With the fantasy football playoffs right around the corner, it’s crucial we’re focusing on everyone that’s hurt and who could potentially be next up on teams depth charts. Let’s dive into the injury news of Justin Fields, Joe Mixon, and Kyle Pitts and how serious each of their injuries are.




2022 NFL Injury Report Fantasy Football Week 12


NFL Quarterback Injury News

Justin Fields, Chicago Bears - Shoulder

It was weird to hear head coach Matt Eberflus talk about Fields being day-to-day but also could have a season-ending shoulder injury until we got more context and those two things did not happen at the same time. He suffered a left shoulder dislocation which is why he phrased it the way he did. Fields has been incredible lately and it would be a shame if he’s shut down for the remainder of the year. We’ll know more come Wednesday’s practice.

UPDATE: 11/23 @ 4:20 pm ET - Fields has told reporters he is dealing with a separated shoulder and partially torn ligaments in his non-throwing shoulder.  Head coach Matt Eberflus said he expected Fields to return to practice today.

UPDATE: 11/25 @ 4:30 pm ET - Fields is officially listed as questionable for Week 12 and will be a true game-time decision according to head coach Matt Eberflus.

Kyler Murray, Arizona Cardinals - Hamstring

It looks as if Kyler Murray is going to have extra time to play the new Call of Duty as reports are coming out that the Cardinals may hold Murray out beyond the team's Week 13 bye week according to ESPN's Jeremy Fowler. We’ll see how things look for Murray during practice on a short work week.

UPDATE: 11/23 @ 4:20 pm ET - Kyler Murray practiced in full on Wednesday and is expected to return from his hamstring injury in Week 12.

UPDATE: 11/25 @ 4:30 pm ET - After logging a full practice on Friday, Murray has been removed from the injury report and will play in Week 12. For the first time this year Murray, DeAndre Hopkins, and Marquise Brown will play together.

Matthew Stafford, Los Angeles Rams - Concussion

This is brutal for Stafford as he returned from the concussion protocol for this week's game and was knocked out in Week 11 with another concussion. With the Rams sitting at 3-7, losers of four straight, and two straight concussions for Stafford, it’s likely he’s not rushed back anytime soon. Will we even see Stafford again this year? That remains to be seen.

UPDATE: 11/23 @ 4:20 pm ET- Matthew Stafford has been ruled out for Sunday's game agaisnt the Chiefs due to a strained neck. QB Bryce Perkins will be making his first career NFL start.

PJ Walker, Carolina Panthers - Ankle

We saw Baker Mayfield under center for the Panthers in Week 11 as PJ Walker is dealing with ankle sprain but boy oh boy was he bad. We’re unsure of the route the Panthers are going to go at quarterback, but we’ll learn more about Walker’s status during Wednesday’s practice according to head coach Steve Wilks. At that point, we’ll know how Walker’s week off has helped his ankle.

UPDATE: 11/23 @ 4:20 pm ET - Sam Darnold has been named the Panthers Week 12 starting QB.

NFL Running Back Injury News

Joe Mixon, Cincinnati Bengals - Concussion

After leaving the Bengals' Week 11 contest, Joe Mixon has been placed on concussion protocol. We haven’t seen many players return from a concussion a week after suffering one, but we’ll see how things look at practice this week. If he’s out, Samaje Perine should handle an elite workload. We’ll learn more about Mixon when the media is available at Wednesday’s practice.

UPDATE: 11/23 @ 4:20 pm ET - Joe Mixon did not practice on Wednesday and remains in the leagues concussion protocl per head coach Zac Taylor. If Mixon is to miss the team's Week 12 matchup look for Samaje Perine to be the lead running back with Chris Evans as the backup.

UPDATE: 11/25 @ 4:30 pm ET - Joe Mixon has been ruled out for the Bengals' Week 12 game.

Leonard Fournette, Tampa Bay Buccaneers - Hip

We’ll learn more about the severity of Fournette’s hip injury come Wednesday when the Bucs are back at practice, but with the bye week in Week 11, Fournette’s status is in question. According to the type of hip injury it is, it’s usually an injury that keeps players out for a max of one week according to Deepak Chona, a medical professional.

UPDATE: 11/23 @ 4:20 pm ET - Per the latest practice report provided by the Buccaneers, Fournette was a limited participant at practice today.  All prior reports have been that Fournette is expected to play in Week 12 but continued practice participation should be monitored. 

UPDATE: 11/25 @ 4:30 pm ET - It's interesting to see Fournette officially listed as doubtful after practicing on a limited basis all week. Considering the Bucs had a bye week in Week 11, it makes you wonder if the team wants him to be 100% for the stretch run, because nothing and nobody suggested this was a serious injury. Rachaad White will be the Bucs RB1 in Week 12.

Clyde Edwards-Helaire, Kansas City Chiefs - Ankle

A tough blow for the Chiefs as Clyde Edwards-Helaire officially has a high-ankle sprain. High ankle sprains keep athletes out for multiple weeks at a time. Even head coach Andry Reid acknowledged as much after the Chiefs Sunday night win. The reins have already been handed to Isiah Pacheco, who had 15 carries for 105 yards on Sunday. The Chiefs will not rush CEH back before he’s 100%.

UPDATE: 11/23 @ 4:20 pm ET - As of this afternoon the Chiefs have placed CEH on the IR with his high-ankle sprain. He will miss at least the next four weeks due to this injury.

Chase Edmonds, Denver Broncos - Ankle

In just his second game with the team, Edmonds suffered a high-ankle sprain that is going to keep him out for the foreseeable future. High ankle sprains have kept guys out anywhere from three to six weeks, and according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, it’ll be a “few weeks.” Edmonds would’ve had a big opportunity if not for this injury considering Denver parted ways with Melvin Gordon on Monday.

UPDATE: 11/23 @ 4:20 pm ET - The Broncos on Tuesday placed Edmonds on the IR. He will miss at least the next four weeks with his high-ankle sprain. With the release of Melvin Gordon as well the Broncos depth chart is now Latavius Murray and Marlon Mack.

Jaylen Warren, Pittsburgh Steelers - Hamstring

An unfortunate injury ended Warren’s Week 11 as he tweaked his hamstring and didn’t return. Warren’s snapshare had been on the rise and as soon as he exited, Najee Harris played his best game of the year. Warren’s ability to catch passes out of the backfield gives him standalone appeal, so we’ll need to see how he responds to treatment and if he’s active at practice this week.

UPDATE: 11/23 @ 4:20 pm ET - The Steelers brought up RB Master Teague from the practice squad with some feeling this is an indication that Warren may not be ready to go after suffering a hamstring injury during the team's loss to the Bengals in Week 11.

UPDATE: 11/25 @ 4:30 pm ET - Another day in which Warren does not practice, all but ruling him out for Week 12. Hamstrings can be tricky and next week seems more likely for Warren.

Raheem Mostert, Miami Dolphins - Knee

UPDATE: 11/25 @ 4:30 pm ET Barring a drastic change, it doesn't sound like Mostert is going to play as the Dolphins return from their Week 11 bye. Head coach Mike McDaniel said it would be an “uphill battle” for Mostert to be on the field in Week 12. He hasn't been ruled out, which lists him as doubtful to play. The laundry list of injuries Mostert has been through is why Miami traded for Jeff Wilson Jr.

Gus Edwards, Baltimore Ravens - Hamstring/Knee

UPDATE: 11/25 @ 4:30 pm ET - After practicing in full on Thursday, the Ravens have officially listed Gus Edwards as questionable in Week 12. Head coach John Harbaugh said he was optimistic last week and is saying it again this week. Edwards didn't play last week so keep that in mind.



NFL Wide Receiver Injury News

Ja’Marr Chase, Cincinnati Bengals - Hip

After shedding his crutches this past weekend, it’s been reported by NFL insider Ian Rapoport that Chase will be back at practice for the Bengals this week. We haven’t seen Chase on the field since Week 7 and this is in the midst of the timeline for a return that was initially reported. There’s a possibility that, with a good week of practice, Chase is on the field in Week 12.

UPDATE: 11/23 @ 4:20 pm ET - Chase was back at practice on Wednesday and is expected to suit up and play for the Bengals in their Week 12 matchup against the Tennessee Titans. His return will shuffle the target order with Tee Higgins and Tyler Boyd slotting back down as the WR2 and WR3 in this Bengals offense.

UPDATE: 11/25 @ 4:30 pm ET - After logging multiple limited practices this week, Chase has officially been listed as questionable by the Cincinnati Bengals. A game-time decision is what head coach Zac Taylor listed him as.

Mike Williams, Los Angeles Chargers - Ankle

Despite the Chargers saying that Mike Williams’ injury isn’t serious, it’s definitely not great that it was a re-aggravation of an ankle sprain that kept him sidelined for weeks. We probably won’t know more until Wednesday’s practice that’s open to the media, but this is a tough blow for Williams after making just one catch before re-injuring the ankle.

UPDATE: 11/23 @ 4:20 pm ET - It was initially expected that Mike Williams would be practicing on Wednesday but the most updated reporting is that he was not seen during the media portion of practice today during the individual team drills. Williams re-injured his ankle on Sunday night.

UPDATE: 11/25 @ 4:30 pm ET - Due to the re-aggravation of his ankle sprain, Mike Williams has officially been ruled out of their Week 12 match-up against the Cardinals.

Marquise Brown, Arizona Cardinals - Foot

After being designated to return from IR, the Cardinals elected to not activate Marquise Brown for their Week 11 clash against the 49ers, but because he’s designated it suggests he’s close. Brown was having an All-Pro caliber season before the injury and is a much-needed jolt to the Cardinals offense when he does eventually return.

UPDATE: 11/23 @ 4:20 pm ET - Cardinals coach Kliff Kingsbury told reporters that Brown is still considered day-to-day and that the hope is that Brown will play in Week 12 though he will likely be limited if he does.

UPDATE: 11/25 @ 4:30 pm ET - Head coach Kliff Kingsbury said he feels good about Brown's status heading into Week 12 and it looks like he's going to play. He's not listed on the injury report heading into the game, but he is expected to have some sort of snap count if/when he steps on the field, at least initially.

Rondale Moore, Arizona Cardinals - Groin

After playing one snap, Rondale Moore left Monday’s game with a groin injury and never returned. This is a brutal injury for Moore considering he started the year hurt and came back and looked very good over the last few weeks. It’s even more tilting considering the game Greg Dortch had out of the slot in Moore’s place. With a bye week on the horizon for Arizona in Week 13 we might not see him until Week 14, but we;ll see how serious the Cardinals view the injury.

UPDATE: 11/23 @ 4:20 pm ET - Per head coach Kliff Kingsbury Moore is not expected to play in Week 12 following the groin injury that he suffered during the team's Week 11 loss to the 49ers.

UPDATE: 11/25 @ 4:30 pm ET - The Cardinals have officially ruled ruled Rondale Moore out of their Week 12 game against the Chargers.

Wan’Dale Robinson, New York Giants - Knee

An absolutely devastating injury for the Giants second-round draft pick from this year as Wan’Dale Robinson tore his ACL during the Giants Week 11 loss to the Lions. Robinson had his best game as a pro and was far and away the best pass catching option Daniel Jones had in his stable. We hope for a speedy recovery for Robinson!

Kadarius Toney, Kansas City Chiefs - Hamstring

Considering it’s the same hamstring that has given Toney a LOT of issues this year, it’s not great. After the game, head coach Andy Reid said his hammy tightened up, which could mean a lot of things, but at least he said he didn’t tweak it, or pull it, because that would’ve been more concerning. This is obviously something we need to monitor considering how fragile Toney’s hamstrings have been this year and honestly since he was drafted last season.

UPDATE: 11/23 @ 4:20 pm ET - Toney did not practice on Wednesday after suffering a hamstring injury during the team's Week 12 win over the Chargers. 

UPDATE: 11/25 @ 4:30 pm ET - The Chiefs have officially ruled Kadarius Toney out of their Week 12 game due to a hamstring injury that has been the bane to his NFL existence to this point.

JuJu Smith-Schuster, Kansas City Chiefs - Concussion

UPDATE: 11/23 @ 4:20 pm ET - JuJu returned to practice on Wednesday after missing the team's Week 11 game against the Chiefs following the concussion he suffered during Week 10.

UPDATE: 11/25 @ 4:30 pm ET - Smith-Schuster is going to play in Week 12 as he's off the injury report after practicing all week long. He'll have missed just one week after suffering a concussion.

Corey Davis, New York Jets - Knee

Much like last week, Corey Davis will start the Week 12 work week off “day-to-day” according to head coach Robert Salah. Davis hasn’t played since Week 7 and only played 13 snaps in that game before leaving. Wednesday is a big-time sign of how Davis is doing.

UPDATE: 11/23 @ 4:20 pm ET - Corey Davis returned to Jets practice on Wednesday after missing the team's Week 11 matchup against the Patriots.

UPDATE: 11/25 @ 4:30 pm ET - Davis is going to suit up in Week 12 for the first time since Week 7. He has been removed from the teams injury report.

Jameson Williams, Detroit Lions - Knee

With the 12th overall pick of this past year's draft, the Detroit Lions drafted Jameson Williams and we’ve yet to see him take the field, but man oh man, that changed on Monday as he practiced for the first time this year. The expectation is Williams will return in December and who knows how well they’re playing at that point, but the Lions have won three in a row and have looked impressive. He’s going to play a massive role by year's end as long as he stays healthy.

UPDATE: 11/23 @ 4:20 pm ET - Told reporters that he is still not 100% sure when he will make his NFL debut despite that fact that he has been designated to return from IR.

Jerry Jeudy, Denver Broncos - Ankle

UPDATE: 11/25 @ 4:30 pm ET - We will no longer believe coaches that tell us an injury is minor, because this minor ankle injury that was reported is now turning into an elongated absence. Jeudy has officially been ruled out for Week 12, his second straight omission from the lineup.

Devin Duvernay, Baltimore Ravens - Hamstring

UPDATE: 11/25 @ 4:30 pm ET - Duvernay popped up on the Ravens injury report on Friday as a limited participant due to a hamstring issue. It's never great to see a late-week addition to the injury report, but because he was able to at least practice in a limited fashion, we should remain hopeful he'll be active here.

Demarcus Robinson, Baltimore Ravens - Hip

UPDATE: 11/25 @ 4:30 pm ET - Robinson didn't practice on Thursday and then logged a full practice on Friday but that didn't stop the Ravens from listing him as questionable for Week 12. It's a great sign that he practiced in the capacity that he did, however.

Allen Robinson, Los Angeles Rams - Ankle

UPDATE: 11/25 @ 4:30 pm ET - This is somewhat of a surprise as Rams receiver Allen Robinson is officially questionable for Week 12 with an ankle injury. Head coach Sean McVay did say he was optimistic that Robinson will play, however. Robinson's practiced on a limited basis all week long.

Deebo Samuel, San Francisco 49ers - Hamstring

UPDATE: 11/25 @ 5:30 pm ET - After being limited all week long, the San Francisco 49ers are officially listing Deebo Samuel as questionable for their Week 12 game. he was able to practice all week and that's good and nobody reporting on the situation seems all that worried about Samuel missing this weeks game.

NFL Tight End Injury News

Kyle Pitts, Atlanta Falcons - Knee

Another tough injury to a young, promising player, as Kyle Pitts has a torn MCL that requires surgery. The Falcons have placed him on IR and he’ll miss a minimum of four games because of it. Pitts has had a very disappointing season from a fantasy standpoint, but with Atlanta still in the divisional race, it’s possible we see Pitts again by the end of the year.


Daniel Bellinger, New York Giants - Eye

The Giants put out a projected injury report on Monday because they play on Thanksgiving and Bellinger was projected as a DNP. Bellinger is recovering from a major eye injury and although it was reported he could return by Week 12, it doesn’t look like that will happen unless something drastic happens on Tuesday and Wednesday.

UPDATE: 11/23 @ 4:20 pm ET - Officially ruled out for the Giants Thanksgiving Day game against the Dallas Cowboys.

Gerald Everett, Los Angeles Chargers - Groin

UPDATE: 11/25 @ 4:30 pm ET - After being listed as a full participant in practice on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, Gerald Everett has been removed from the injury report. If you remember, this is what happened last week, at least in terms of the injury report. We should see his return in Week 12.

Tyler Higbee, Los Angeles Rams - Knee

UPDATE: 11/25 @ 4:30 pm ET - After not practicing on Wednesday, Higbee was able to get back out there on Thursday in limited fashion. He's been officially listed as questionable but after head coach Sean McVay's comments, it seems like everyone in the building expects Higbee to play.



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