Thanksgiving Day Games: NFL Injury Report

Thanksgiving Day Games: NFL Injury Report

Houston Texans @ Detroit Lions - Thursday, 12:30PM EST

Texans RB Ben Tate (hamstring, questionable) is questionable for Thanksgiving Day after missing practice all week. It is yet to be determined if Tate will resume his role as Arian Foster's primary backup when he returns to action. Justin Forsett is currently working in that role.

Texans CB Johnathan Joseph (hamstring, questionable) is questionable for Thanksgiving Day. The fact that he is questionable is good news for Calvin Johnson and Matthew Stafford.

Texans TE Owen Daniels (back, probable) is probable for Thanksgiving Day. Keep starting him.

Texans WR DeVier Posey (knee, hamstring, doubtful) is doubtful for Thursday. WR Lestar Jean (knee, probable) is probable.

Lions WR Titus Young is out for Thanksgiving Day. He was suspended by the team and is considered week to week. Rookie Ryan Broyles and recently acquired Mike Thomas will see more snaps and targets with Young out of the game. Neither are great plays against the Texans, but could be useful down the stretch against the Colts and Packers.

Lions WR Calvin Johnson (knee, thumb, probable) is probable for Thanksgiving Day. Calvin has been getting in limited practice lately and is a top play this week.

Lions T Jeff Backus (hamstring, doubtful) is doubtful for Thanksgiving Day. Backus has been a mainstay of the Lions offensive line. His absence means rookie first-round pick Riley Reiff will move into a full-time role.

The Lions are banged up on the defensive side of the ball. S Louis Delmas (knee, questionable), DT Nick Fairley (illness, questionable), CB Drayton Florence (concussion, questionable), CB Jacob Lacey (foot, questionable) and DT Corey Williams (knee, questionable) are all questionable.

Lions K Jason Hanson (left foot, probable) is probable and will kick on Thanksgiving Day. He's always a solid option.


Washington Redskins @ Dallas Cowboys - Thursday, 4:15PM EST

Redskins WR Pierre Garcon (foot, questionable) was able to get limited practice reps in this week, but is questionable for Thanksgiving Day. He played in a limited role last week. Don't trust him on a short week.

Redskins TE Logan Paulsen (hip, probable) is probable for Thanksgiving Day.

Cowboys RB DeMarco Murray (foot, doubtful) won't return this week. Cowboys RB Felix Jones (knee, questionable) is questionable with a knee issue. If Felix can't go, Lance Dunbar would get the start and be a desperation flex play option with Phillip Tanner working behind him.

Cowboys WR Kevin Ogletree (concussion, out) is out for Thanksgiving Day. Dwayne Harris will see more snaps but look elsewhere for fantasy production.


New England Patriots @ New York Jets - Thursday, 8:20PM EST

Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski (forearm, hip, out) is out for 4-6 weeks with a broken forearm. Aaron Hernandez (ankle, questionable) is questionable, but expected to go Thursday night, barring a setback. 

Patriots WR Brandon Lloyd (knee, questionable) and WR Wes Welker (ankle, questionable) are questionable but expected to play. WR Julian Edelman (hand) is probable.

Jets QB Mark Sanchez (back, probable) is probable and will start Thursday Night.  QB Tim Tebow (ribs, questionable) is questionable.

Jets WR Jeremy Kerley (heel, hamstring, questionable) and RB Joe McKnight (ankle, questionable) are questionable for Thursday Night. TE Jeff Cumberland (wrist, probable), WR Clyde Gates (shoulder, probable), WR Stephen Hill (ankle, probable) and RB Bilal Powell (shoulder, probable) are all probable.


Filed Under: w12, 2012

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