Week 13 NFL Injury Report: Matthew Stafford, Christian McCaffrey, Ja'Marr Chase & More!
Every week, we examine the injuries that have plagued players across the NFL. It's important for fantasy football owners to monitor the status of all these players. This week, there are a ton of superstars who are doubtful or questionable for their respective matchups, including Matthew Stafford, Lamar Jackson, Christian McCaffrey, and more. Let's dive in!
Matthew Stafford, Las Angeles Rams (Head/Neck) OUT
Stafford is dealing with either concussion or a neck injury. The details haven’t been overly clear. However, he has already been ruled out once again this week and there is a good chance we don’t see him again this season.
Lamar Jackson, Baltimore Ravens (Quad) IN
Jackson reportedly left practice Wednesday with a quad injury. As of now, we don’t know much more than that. However, the Ravens are taking on the Broncos this week who are the toughest pass defense in the NFL. If Lamar is limited as a rusher it could be a long day for his fantasy owners.
Justin Fields, Chicago Bears (Shoulder) IN
After missing last week Fields got in a limited practice already this week and says he is feeling better. Regardless, he is still very questionable to play this week. This could come down to game time. His backup Trevor Siemian did not practice at all due to an oblique strain. If both are out Nate Peterman will be forced to start and you should fire up the Packers’ defense and put prop bets on their D to score a TD.
Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers (Ribs/Thumb) IN
Rodgers is dealing with thumb and rib injuries this week. However, he said he received positive scans and expects to play on Sunday.
Jimmy Garoppolo, San Francisco 49ers (Knee)
Jimmy G suffered a knee injury that almost knocked him out of last week’s game, but he managed to stay in. We expect him to play this week, but this is a situation worth monitoring.
Damien Harris, New England Patriots (Thigh) OUT
Harris has been ruled out for TNF with a thigh injury it’s unclear if he will miss time beyond that.
Christian McCaffrey, San Francisco 49ers (Knee) IN
CMC is dealing with a knee injury that could cost him time and could be the reason he’s been limited the past few weeks. The actual injury is unclear, however, he is yet to practice this week and Kyle Shanahan has only said that he hopes to have him available on Sunday. If he’s out Jordan Mason, Tyrion Davis-Price and Tevin Coleman could all see opportunities.
Elijah Mitchell, San Francisco 49ers (Knee) OUT
Mitchell has once again injured his knee and will miss 6-8 weeks. His season is over for fantasy owners.
Travis Etienne, Jacksonville Jaguars (Foot) IN
Etienne left last week’s game early with a foot injury, but reportedly could have returned, but they were playing it safe. It sounds like he should be out there this week.
Najee Harris, Pittsburgh Steelers (Abdominal) IN
Harris avoided a major injury and has a shot to play this week. However, it sounds like he’s more of a long shot. Expect him to miss a week or two.
Jaylen Warren, Pittsburgh Steelers (Hamstring)
Warren has been cleared to return from his hamstring injury. Barring a setback, he should be out there this week.
Joe Mixon, Cincinnati Bengals (Concussion)
It looks like fantasy owners should get Mixon back this week. He returned to practice on Wednesday and is in the last stage of the concussion protocol.
Josh Jacobs, Las Vegas Raiders (Calf)
Jacobs is dealing with a calf injury and isn’t expected to practice much this week. He says he hopes to play this week. Calves can be tricky injuries and he’s not a lock to be out there. Zamir White would likely fill in as the primary runner with Ameer Abdullah picking up pass-catching duties.
Michael Carter, New York Jets (Ankle) OUT
Carter is dealing with an ankle injury and all signs point to him being on the wrong side of questionable for this week. Look for a big role for Zonovan Knight and James Robinson this week if he’s out. Ty Johnson should also get in the mix as well.
J.K. Dobbins, Baltimore Ravens (Knee) OUT
Dobbins returned to practice on Wednesday opening up his 21-day window to return from IR.
Raheem Mostert, Miami Dolphins, (Knee) IN
Mostert is back at practice and looks like he should be ready to return after missing Week 12. He will remain as the RB2 in a split-back system with Jeff Wilson.
Jerick McKinnon, Kansas City Chiefs (Hamstring) IN
McKinnon was not able to practice on Wednesday. If he were to miss time it would be a huge boost for Isiah Pacheco. Ronald Jones would also get a bump unless Melvin Gordon is promoted to the active roster and takes his spot.
Antonio Gibson, Washington Commanders (Foot)
Gibson is reportedly dealing with a foot injury which may have been why his touches were limited in Week 12. He is expected to play through it, but it’s unclear if it will impact his production and opportunities.
Mike Boone, Denver Broncos (Ankle)
Boone could return to practice this week which would open up his 21-day window to return from IR. He serves little purpose other than to be a thorn in the side of Latavius Murray owners.
Ja’Marr Chase, Cincinnati Bengals (Hip)
Chase is expected to return from his hip injury this week. It’s unclear how it might impact him on the field.
Mike Williams, Las Angeles Chargers (Ankle) OUT
Williams did not practice on Wednesday and it’s unlikely he gets back on the field this week.
Darnell Mooney, Chicago Bears (Ankle) OUT
Mooney’s season is over due to an ankle injury.
Jakobi Meyers, New England Patriots (Shoulder) IN
Meyers was banged up on Thanksgiving but did manage to return to the game. It looks like he should play this week but he’s not a lock. Luckily he plays on Thursday so we will know early.
Kadarius Toney, Kansas City Chiefs (Hamstring) OUT
Toney is considered day-to-day but is yet to return to practice. He could return but based on his history we wouldn’t bet on it.
Juju Smith-Schuster, Kansas City Chiefs (Illness) IN
Juju is dealing with an illness that kept him out of practice on Wednesday. Players generally play when they are sick early in the week, but we will have to wait and see.
Allen Robinson, Las Angeles Rams (Foot) OUT
Robinson injured his foot Week 12 and it will require surgery. His season is over.
Jerry Jeudy, Denver Broncos (Ankle)
Jeudy is yet to return to practice after injuring his ankle a few weeks back. However, he is considered day-to-day and has a shot to return this week.
Romeo Doubs, Green Bay Packers (Ankle)
Doubs returned to practice this week for the first time in a month. It looks like his return is imminent. His presence on the field could muddy the waters for this entire WR corps.
Devonta Smith, Philadelphia Eagles (Groin) IN
Smith is dealing with a groin injury. Nonetheless, he is expected to be out there this week barring a setback.
Deebo Samuel, San Francisco 49ers (Quad)
Deebo is listed as dealing with a quad injury this week. He had been playing through a hamstring injury the past three weeks. It’s unclear what the severity of the injury but being that he has been a limited participant in practice this week he will likely be able to go on Sunday.
David Njoku, Cleveland Browns (Knee) OUT
Njoku is dealing with a knee injury which is reportedly a completely different injury than he dealt with earlier in the season. He did not practice on Wednesday, nevertheless, we do not know whether or not he’ll be available this week.
Daniel Bellinger, New York Giants (Eye)
Bellinger is back at practice and everything appears to be going well. It looks like he has a shot to return this week, but is not a lock to be out there.
Kyle Pitts, Atlanta Falcons (Knee) OUT
Pitts underwent surgery on his knee and his season is officially over.
Isaiah Likely, Baltimore Ravens (Ankle) IN
Likely was forced to miss Week 12 with an ankle injury. He was limited in practice on Wednesday and is looking like he’s on track to return this week.
Kylen Granson, Indianapolis Colts (Illness) IN
Granson missed Week 12 with an illness. However, he is feeling better and was a full go on Wednesday.
Jelani Woods, Indianapolis Colts (Shoulder/Quad)
After having a huge game on Monday Night Football, Woods is dealing with multiple injuries. He was not able to practice on Wednesday. However, being that he played on Monday it’s not quite as alarming. We will have to wait and see practice reports later this week.
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