The Training Room: Week 12 Fantasy Football Injury Report

Nov 19, 2017
The Training Room: Week 12 Fantasy Football Injury Report

Stay up to date with all the current injuries that happened this past week to determine what you should do on the waiver wire. We will update these injuries throughout the week to reflect practice participation and expectations heading into this week.

The Training Room

Player Position Team Injury Timetable For Recovery Potential Pickup Comments
Chris Thompson RB Redskins Broken Leg Out For Season Samaje Perine Thompson got rolled up on from behind as he was trying to block. The fracture will require surgery which will end his season. It's a tough break for the Redskins as Thompson has been a huge boost for the passing game.
D'onta Foreman RB Texans Torn Achilles Out For Season Lamar Miller Foreman sustained an achilles rupture on a touchdown run in Week 11. He'll have an MRI on Monday but most times the achilles rupture is confirmed well before the MRI.
Robert Woods WR Rams Sprained Shoulder RULED OUT FOR SUNDAY, 2-4 Weeks Cooper Kupp, Sammy Watkins Woods has not practiced at all this week and is not expected to play Week 12. There's a possibility his absence could be lengthy based on initial reports.
Kelvin Benjamin WR Bills Sprained Knee QUESTIONABLE, UNLIKELY TO PLAY, 3-4 Weeks Jordan Matthews, Zay Jones Benjamin has not practiced all week and even though he's listed questionable, it is unlikely that he is going to play Sunday.
Jay Cutler QB Dolphins Concussion RULED OUT FOR SUNDAY, Week to Week Matt Moore Cutler was able to practice in limited fashion on Friday, but he will not be cleared in time for Sunday's Week 12 game against the Patriots. There is a good chance he will return Week 13 if he continues to progress without setback.
Sterling Shepard WR Giants Migraines RULED OUT FOR THURSDAY, Day to Day Roger Lewis Shepard did not practice Tuesday due to migraines. With the Giants playing on Thursday night, he'll likely need to practice in some fashion Wednesday to be considered for Thursday's game. Migraines can have a tendency to linger depending on the severity, so keep an eye on his status for tomorrow.
Mike Davis RB Seahawks Strained Groin DOUBTFUL FOR SUNDAY, 1-3 Weeks J.D. McKissic Davis has not practiced all week and is doubtful for Sunday. He could potentially miss longer depending on how his groin strain responds to treatment. Groin injuries are usually multi-week injuries as the change of direction, especially for running backs, can cause a lot of discomfort.
Juju Smith-Schuster WR Steelers Strained Hamstring RULED OUT FOR SUNDAY, Week to Week Martavis Bryant Apparently Coach Tomlin was being very optimistic about Smith-Schuster's availability early in the week as things turned pretty south as the week progressed. Smith-Schuster is no lock for Week 13 as the fact he hasn't been able to practice could mean a strain that is more troublesome.

Wondering when a player is going to return from either an injury or a suspension? See below for our On The Radar section, which goes over players that are recovering from an injury sustained in previous weeks and what their timetables are for returning to the field.

On the Radar

Player Position Team Injury Timetable For Recovery Potential Pickup Comments
Devonta Freeman RB Falcons Concussion RULED OUT FOR SUNDAY, Week to Week Tevin Coleman Freeman's return to limited practice is encouraging, but he won't be cleared in time for Week 12. His availability for Week 13, although is still up in the air, is looking more positive in hopes that he'll continue to practice without any setbacks.
Will Fuller WR Texans Broken Rib DOUBTFUL FOR SUNDAY, 1-2 Weeks Bruce Ellington Fuller has not practiced at all this week and is looking doubtful for Sunday. He'll need to return to practice in some sort in order for us to feel more confident that he'll return sooner than later.
Jordan Reed TE Redskins Strained Hamstring RULED OUT FOR THURSDAY, 2-3 Weeks Vernon Davis Reed will continue to work his way back from a hamstring strain, but the length of time he'll continue to miss is anyone's guess. We have mentioned in the past that Reed's return from soft tissue injuries is somewhat slower than the norm so expect him to potentially miss more time before he's able to get to 100%.
Jordan Matthews WR Bills Sprained Knee QUESTIONABLE FOR SUNDAY, Day to Day Zay Jones Matthews again draws the questionable tag, which he was last week but ended up missing Week 11. His chances of playing do look better this week, but they'll likely test him out in warm-ups to determine if his knee is a go.
Jacoby Brissett QB Colts Concussion EXPECTED TO PLAY SUNDAY Scott Tolzien Brissett has taken full practice reps all week and is expected to play this Sunday against the Titans.
Ty Montgomery RB Packers Rib Injury DOUBTFUL FOR SUNDAY, Week to Week Jamaal Williams Montgomery has missed practice all week and will not play Week 12. Jamaal Williams will again lead the backfield for the Packers.
Allen Hurns WR Jaguars Sprained Ankle DOUBTFUL FOR SUNDAY, 1-2 Weeks Dede Westbrook Hurns did not practice at all this week and continues to struggle as he makes his way back from an ankle injury. He doesn't seem to be close to returning so he could potentially miss another week or two till he's full healthy.
Matt Forte RB Jets Knee Swelling QUESTIONABLE, WILL BE A GAME TIME DECISION, Day to Day Bilal Powell. Elijah McGuire Forte was able to practice in a limited fashion but he's draws the questionable tag for Sunday. Forte will test his knee out during warm-ups and that will determine if he's available or if he sits out again. I wouldn't doubt if the Jets are cautious with him and sit him out as he was only able to practice on Friday in limited fashion.
Terelle Pryor Sr. WR Redskins Ankle Surgery Placed on IR, Out for the season Josh Doctson Pryor underwent ankle surgery on Monday and was placed on IR shortly thereafter. Pryor's ankle woes apparently were worse than the media was reporting on but he should make a full recovery heading into next season.
Chris Hogan WR Patriots Sprained Shoulder RULED OUT FOR SUNDAY, 1-2 Weeks Phillip Dorsett Hogan continues to struggle with a sprained shoulder and seems to not have progressed much with his recovery. It seems like he might miss another week or two before he's able to suit up again.
Aaron Jones RB Packers Sprained MCL 4-5 Weeks Jamaal Williams Jones continues to be sidelined with an MCL sprain and is not close to returning. Jamaal Williams is the RB to own at this point.
David Johnson RB Cardinals Wrist Surgery Eligible to return Week 12 Adrian Peterson Johnson is continuing to rehab his wrist/hand after having his cast taken off earlier this week. However, Johnson has stated himself that the wrist itself still feels very weak. The Cardinals are starting to fade from the playoff picture so the Cardinals might not want to rush him back. There's still a possibility that he returns when eligible this week, but it's looking less likely.
Greg Olsen TE Panthers Foot Surgery EXPECTED TO PLAY Ed Dickson Olsen was activated from IR and will play in Week 12. It's a big boost for the Panthers, but I would temper expectations as to what to expect from Olsen. The Panthers will likely ramp him up slowly to make sure his foot doesn't experience increased pain or soreness.
Aaron Rodgers QB Packers Shoulder Surgery Eligible to return Week 15 Brett Hundley The Packers clearly are struggling without Rodgers under center. It sounds like Rodgers is progressing well and on track to return Week 15, but the Packers might be out of contention at that point which would then leave the Packers with the decision to activate him or leave him on IR.
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