SEA #20 - RB
Rotowire: Dec 06, 12:54am
News: Coach Pete Carroll said Monday that Penny (ankle) has yet to start running and remains in the midst of his rehab from a broken left fibula and high-ankle sprain, Michael-Shawn Dugar of The Athletic reports.
Impact: Penny suffered the injuries back in Week 5 and underwent surgery to repair the fracture on Oct. 12, getting a four-month recovery timetable at the time. That may have inched up, if only for a day, after he told Ian Furness of 93.3 KJR Seattle on Sunday that he may be able to suit up in the playoffs if the Seahawks play beyond Week 18. The comment comes in the wake of Travis Homer sitting out Week 13 with an illness and Kenneth Walker (ankle) and DeeJay Dallas (ankle) picking up health concerns in Sunday's 27-23 win at the Rams. With such a banged-up backfield, the situation could be such in mid-January that Penny has a chance to return, even it's premature.
SF #10 - QB
Rotowire: Dec 06, 12:29am
News: Coach Kyle Shanahan said Monday that Garoppolo continues to undergo testing on his broken left foot, but there's a growing belief that the quarterback avoided a Lisfranc injury, David Lombardi of The Athletic reports.
Impact: Garoppolo made an early departure from Sunday's game against the Dolphins and needed a cart to get to the locker room. Afterward, he was diagnosed with a fractured foot that's expected to require season-ending surgery, per Nick Wagoner of ESPN.com. Having said that, until the extent of the injury is known, Garoppolo's status is in some limbo. In the meantime, the 49ers will entrust the offense to rookie seventh-round pick Brock Purdy, who complete 25 of 37 passes for 210 yards, two touchdowns and one interception in Sunday's 33-17 win. As for the rest of the signal-callers on San Francisco's roster, Trey Lance (ankle) remains on injured reserve, while Jacob Eason is on the practice squad, so moves likely will be made in the coming days to bolster the position.
TB #29 - RB
Rotowire: Dec 06, 12:06am
News: White will welcome back Leonard Fournette (hip) for Monday's game versus the Saints, Scott Smith of the Buccaneers' official site reports.
Impact: Fournette sat out Week 12 due to a hip pointer that he sustained Week 10 against the Seahawks, which allowed White unfettered access to the Buccaneers backfield over most of the team's last two contests. During that span, White racked up 36 carries for 168 yards, nine catches (on nine targets) for 45 yards and no touchdowns. The rookie third-round pick may cede some reps to Fournette in his return, but White's recent success should afford him plenty of work in Week 13.
TB #7 - RB
Rotowire: Dec 05, 11:48pm
News: Fournette (hip) is listed as active Monday against the Saints, Scott Smith of the Buccaneers' official site reports.
Impact: Despite practicing in full during Week 13 prep, Fournette wasn't outright cleared by the Buccaneers for this contest on their final injury report, likely to ensure his hip checked out OK in a pregame warmup. Now that he's officially active, he'll be available to Tampa Bay's offense for the first time since Week 10. Fournette's workload remains to be seen, though, as Rachaad White has taken on an expanded role over the last two games (45 touches for 214 yards from scrimmage).
LAC #81 - WR
Rotowire: Dec 05, 11:22pm
News: Coach Brandon Staley said Monday that Williams (ankle) should take part in practice this week, Bridget Condon of NFL Network reports.
Impact: Williams continues to deal with the ankle injury that has limited him to one game since getting hurt back in Week 7. In that one appearance Week 11 against the Chiefs, he aggravated it after six offensive snaps on his only catch, a 15-yarder, along the right sideline and hasn't practiced in the meantime, missing back-to-back contests. The Chargers will reconvene for on-field work Wednesday, at which point the team will reveal whether or not Williams was able to participate in drills.
DEN #14 - WR
Rotowire: Dec 05, 10:31pm
News: Coach Nathaniel Hackett termed Sutton (hamstring) "day-to-day" Monday, Zac Stevens of TheDNVR.com reports.
Impact: Sutton exited Sunday's 10-9 loss at Baltimore with a hamstring injury, leaving him without a catch on his only target on a 43 percent share of snaps. On Monday, Mike Klis of 9 News Denver reported that Sutton was slated for an MRI and potentially in danger of missing multiple games. While the results of the exam aren't known, Hackett's comment seems to indicate Sutton avoided the worst-case scenario. Sutton's status will be monitored in advance of Sunday's contest against the Chiefs, but any sort of absence for him would result in additional reps for Brandon Johnson, Montrell Washington and Jalen Virgil behind Jerry Jeudy and Kendall Hinton.
LV #28 - RB
Rotowire: Dec 05, 9:31pm
News: Jacobs (quadriceps/calf) was a limited participant on Monday's estimated practice report, Vincent Bonsignore of the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports.
Impact: The Raiders didn't practice Monday, so the report was merely an estimate. Jacobs has totaled 108 touches over his past four games, so his appearance on the injury report can likely be attributed to rest. He'll have two more opportunities to log a full practice before the team needs to make a decision on his status for Thursday's matchup against the Rams, but at this point, there doesn't appear to be any indication that Jacobs is in danger of missing Week 14.
TB #7 - RB
Rotowire: Dec 05, 9:16pm
News: Fournette, who's listed as questionable due to a hip injury, is expected to play Monday against the Saints, Jeremy Fowler of ESPN.com reports.
Impact: Fournette was a full participant in practice all week but still received a questionable designation. While it appears like the veteran running back will give it a go during Monday's primetime matchup against a divisional rival, fantasy managers are still encouraged to confirm his availability before the 8:15 ET kickoff. Last time Fournette faced New Orleans, he totaled a season-high 24 rushing attempts but mustered only 65 yards.
DEN #14 - WR
Rotowire: Dec 05, 9:13pm
News: Sutton is scheduled to undergo an MRI on Monday, and the Broncos have some concern that he could miss multiple games after exiting the team's Week 13 loss to the Ravens with a hamstring injury, Mike Klis of 9 News Denver reports.
Impact: Not only did Sutton disappoint fantasy managers by going without a reception across his 23 snaps on offense in Sunday's 10-9 loss to Baltimore, but he looks as though he could be at risk of missing time during the fantasy playoffs on account of the hamstring issue that sidelined him for the entire second half of the contest. The Broncos won't have an update on Sutton until the results of his MRI are available, but the team could be forced to rely on some combination of Montrell Washington, Brandon Johnson and Jalen Virgil to pick up reps in three-receiver sets alongside Jerry Jeudy and Kendall Hinton if Sutton's injury sidelines him for any length of time.
NYJ #2 - QB
Rotowire: Dec 05, 8:42pm
News: Head coach Robert Saleh said Wilson will be a healthy inactive for Sunday's matchup against the Bills, Ethan B. Greenberg of the Jets' official site reports.
Impact: Mike White will draw a third straight start, and Joe Flacco will operate as the backup, leaving Wilson out of the mix again. Saleh added that the plan is for Wilson to get back on the field at some point this season, but the Jets don't appear to be in a hurry to make that move, especially if White continues to play at a high level.
CIN #88 - TE
Rotowire: Dec 05, 8:07pm
News: Bengals head coach Zac Taylor said Hurst (calf) will likely be listed as doubtful for Sunday's matchup against the Browns, Ben Baby of ESPN.com reports.
Impact: Hurst caught two of three targets for 12 yards before suffering the calf injury, but the extent of the issue remains unclear, as Baby relays that the team is still gathering more information. With the starting tight end unlikely to play, Mitchell Wilcox and Devin Asiasi figure to be candidates for increased roles in Week 14.
BAL #8 - QB
Rotowire: Dec 05, 7:56pm
News: Ravens head coach John Harbaugh said Monday that Jackson (knee) is "week-to-week," and added that the quarterback is less likely to play Sunday against the Steelers, Jonas Shaffer of The Baltimore Sun reports.
Impact: Jackson was knocked out of this past Sunday's 10-9 win over the Broncos due to a knee injury, and while his initial test results appear to be encouraging, the star quarterback may be trending more towards doubtful than questionable at this point. He's believed to be dealing with a mild left knee sprain, but there hasn't been official confirmation on a diagnosis. Tyler Huntley, who led a game-winning touchdown drive against Denver, would likely operate as the primary signal caller if Jackson is forced to miss any more game action.
LAR #9 - QB
Rotowire: Dec 05, 6:57pm
News: Coach Sean McVay said Monday that Stafford's neck injury isn't a long-term issue, and the quarterback is expected to have a "healthy offseason," Jourdan Rodrigue of The Athletic reports.
Impact: This essentially confirms Stafford is done for the year, which was expected after he was placed on IR ahead of Sunday's loss to Seattle due to a spinal cord contusion. However, this appears to be a promising update for the future, as a healthy offseason should allow Stafford to work out some of the kinks that led to a disappointing 2022 campaign.
BAL #8 - QB
Rotowire: Dec 05, 6:54pm
News: Jackson is believed to have suffered a mild left knee sprain in Sunday's 10-9 win over the Broncos, but a firm diagnosis for his injury won't arrive until the results of his MRI on Monday are made available, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
Impact: Jackson suffered the injury on the final play of the first quarter of Sunday's game, when Broncos defender Jonathan Cooper landed on top of him on a sack. The signal-caller was evaluated in a medical tent on the sideline before heading to the locker room, with the Ravens then ruling him out for the day coming out of halftime. Backup Tyler Huntley stepped in and guided the Ravens to a go-ahead touchdown drive in the final minute, and he would be in line to start the team's Week 14 game in Pittsburgh next weekend if Jackson is unable to play. For now, the Ravens seem hopeful that Jackson avoided a major injury, even though head coach John Harbaugh suggested after Sunday's game that the star quarterback was somewhere between day-to-day and week-to-week, per Jamison Hensley of ESPN.com. Unless the MRI reveals more serious damage to Jackson's knee than anticipated, Rapoport relays that the Ravens are optimistic the 25-year-old will need to miss just one game at the most.
SEA #9 - RB
Rotowire: Dec 05, 5:50pm
News: Coach Pete Carroll said Monday that Walker is dealing with a right ankle strain and could be available for Sunday's game against the Panthers, though the team can't confirm his status yet, John Boyle of the Seahawks' official site reports.
Impact: Carroll called Walker's injury "unusual," but it's a good sign that the rookie running back hasn't been ruled out for Week 14 already. Gregg Bell of The Tacoma News Tribune reports that the Seahawks have already received results from Monday's MRI, so it appears that further information on Walker's status could rely on what he's able to do in practices this week. Meanwhile, Travis Homer is nursing a sprained knee while DeeJay Dallas suffered "somewhat of a high ankle issue," per Boyle, but was able to finish Week 13's win over the Rams.
Rotowire: Dec 05, 4:46pm
News: The Panthers waived Mayfield on Monday, Darin Gantt of the team's official site reports.
Impact: Mayfield's $1.35 million salary for the remainder of the 2022 season would be assumed by any team that successfully claims him on waivers, per Tom Pelissero of NFL Network, which could play a factor in determining his next landing spot. A number of teams could have interest in giving the 2018 first-round pick another chance, including quarterback-needy clubs like the Texans, the Rams -- who placed Matthew Stafford (neck) on IR on Saturday -- or the 49ers, who lost Jimmy Garoppolo (foot) to a season-ending injury Sunday. Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports that Mayfield requested to part ways with the Panthers, and the team agreed. Through seven games this season, he has completed 57.8 percent of his passes for 1,313 yards, six touchdowns and six interceptions.
CAR - QB
Rotowire: Dec 05, 3:48pm
News: The Panthers are expected to waive Mayfield on Monday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
Impact: Mayfield, who likely would have dropped down to No. 3 on Carolina's depth chart behind Sam Darnold when PJ Walker (ankle) returns to health, will instead hit waivers. The 2018 first overall pick has managed just a 6:6 TD:INT through seven appearances with the Panthers this season, and it looks like the team would rather address other needs on the 53-man roster than continue to carry him. Mayfield could draw interest on waivers from teams with a need at quarterback, such as the 49ers in the wake of Jimmy Garoppolo's season-ending foot injury.
Rotowire: Dec 05, 2:41pm
News: Beckham (knee) is scheduled to meet with the Cowboys on Monday and Tuesday before reaching a decision on his next team around the middle of the week, Todd Archer of ESPN.com reports.
Impact: Beckham's two-day visit with the Cowboys is similar to recent meetings he held with the Giants on Thursday and Friday and with the Bills on Friday and Saturday. In addition to talking with Cowboys officials and meeting the coaching staff and players, Beckham is also scheduled to undergo a physical as Dallas looks to ensure that he's made a full recovery from the torn ACL he suffered last February. The Cowboys are believed to be the frontrunner for Beckham's services, but even if he works out a contract within the next few days, he won't be able to get in enough practice time to play in Week 14.
SEA #9 - RB
Rotowire: Dec 05, 2:34pm
News: Walker is scheduled to undergo tests Monday to evaluate what Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll has termed as a "jammed" right ankle, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
Impact: Walker exited in the first half of Sunday's 27-23 win over the Rams with the ankle injury, finishing the day with three carries for 36 yards across 14 snaps. According to Rapoport, Walker's injury is different from a sprain because the joint of his ankle jammed down, but the Seahawks are still trying to determine the severity of the issue. Walker's upcoming tests should shed more light on his availability for the Seahawks' Week 14 game against the Panthers.
DAL #21 - RB
Rotowire: Dec 05, 6:29am
News: Elliott rushed 17 times for 77 yards and a touchdown against the Colts on Sunday. He also caught all three of his targets for 14 yards in a 54-19 blowout win.
Impact: Elliott continued his recent run of success with his fourth trip to the end zone in just three games since returning from injury. Tony Pollard (106 scrimmage yards and two TDs) also feasted on the Colts as Dallas had its thunder and lightning backfield on full display for a national audience. The veteran of the tandem has looked rejuvenated in 2022, averaging 4.2 yards per carry to go along with eight scores through 10 games. Zeke should be able to continue eating when the Cowboys host the Texans on Sunday in a game Dallas should be heavily favored in.
DAL #20 - RB
Rotowire: Dec 05, 6:16am
News: Pollard rushed 12 times for 91 yards and two touchdowns while catching two of three targets for 15 yards in Sunday's 54-19 win over Indianapolis.
Impact: Dallas' rushing attack did the heavy lifting in this blowout win, producing two strong fantasy lines from Pollard and Ezekiel Elliott (17 carries for 71 yards and a TD). The more-explosive of the duo finished with the finer performance this week, bumping his yards per carry average up to 5.8 in the process. Pollard has now compiled 1,111 scrimmage yards and 10 total touchdowns through 12 games, rewarding those who believed in the preseason hype surrounding the fourth-year back. The lowly Texans are on tap for the Cowboys on Sunday, putting Pollard in a prime position to produce another monster fantasy game.
IND #28 - RB
Rotowire: Dec 05, 5:35am
News: Taylor gained 82 yards on 21 carries and caught three of four targets for 21 yards in Sunday's 54-19 loss to Dallas.
Impact: Taylor was unable to extend his touchdown streak to four games, but he still put up a solid fantasy line in spite of a negative game script. He may have been afforded more scoring opportunities had Matt Ryan and Indy's dismal passing attack not turned the ball over five times. Last year's rushing leader has produced a 192/861/4 line through 10 games; a far cry from the monster totals we witnessed from him in 2021, but still good enough to warrant RB1 status. Taylor and the Colts have the upcoming bye week to help recuperate from this shellacking before resuming play against the Vikings on Dec. 18.
LV #17 - WR
Rotowire: Dec 05, 4:43am
News: Adams caught eight of 12 targets for 177 yards and two touchdowns in Sunday's 27-20 win over the Chargers.
Impact: The 29-year-old's chemistry with Derek Carr, and the lack of other healthy, reliable options in the Raiders passing game, continues to lead to some mind-boggling numbers for Adams. While Sunday's 177 yards set a new personal best in a Las Vegas jersey, he's posted three multi-TD performances in the last five games and topped 120 receiving yards in four of them, a stretch in which he's amassed a staggering 41-664-7 line on 67 targets. Even if the team gets Hunter Renfrow (oblique) or Darren Waller (hamstring) back for Thursday's game against the Rams, Adams doesn't seem likely to slow down against a secondary that just allowed DK Metcalf and Tyler Lockett to combine for 17 catches, 255 yards and two TDs.
LV #28 - RB
Rotowire: Dec 05, 4:37am
News: Jacobs carried the ball 26 times for 144 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 27-20 win over the Chargers. He also caught both his targets for six yards.
Impact: For the second straight week, Jacobs came into the game with a calf injury that made it uncertain if he would even play, and for the second week he looked unbothered by the issue as he shredded a run defense that seemed helpless to stop him. Jacobs has posted three straight 100-yard performances and six in his last nine games, a surge that has moved him into the lead for the NFL rushing crown with 1,303 yards on the season. He could be listed as questionable again due to a quick turnaround before Thursday's game against the Rams, but Jacobs' current form will make him extremely hard to fade.
KC #15 - QB
Rotowire: Dec 05, 3:45am
News: Mahomes completed 16 of 27 passes for 223 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 27-24 loss to the Bengals. He added nine yards and another TD on two carries.
Impact: The rushing score salvaged his day to some extent from a fantasy perspective, but it was still a disappointing showing for Mahomes, who posted his lowest passing yardage total of the season after averaging 364.5 yards over his prior six games. The superstar QB will look to bounce back in Week 14 against a stingy Broncos defense that held Mahomes to 454 yards across two meetings in 2021.
LAR #3 - RB
Rotowire: Dec 05, 3:22am
News: Akers carried the ball 17 times for 60 yards and two touchdowns in Sunday's 27-23 loss to the Seahawks. He also caught his only target for zero yards.
Impact: Rookie Kyren Williams appeared to be on the verge of taking over the lead role in the Rams' backfield last week, but Akers roared back Sunday with a one-yard TD plunge in the first quarter and a six-yard score with just under three minutes left in the fourth that seemed like it might give his team a 23-20 win before Geno Smith answered back for Seattle. The Los Angeles offense has a limited ceiling with Matthew Stafford (neck), Cooper Kupp (ankle) and Allen Robinson (foot) all on IR and potentially done for the season, but Akers could still have some fantasy value in Week 14 against the Raiders if he continues to fend off Williams.
SEA #16 - WR
Rotowire: Dec 05, 2:56am
News: Lockett caught nine of 12 targets for 128 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 27-23 win over the Rams.
Impact: He was Seattle's leading receiver on the afternoon, topping DK Metcalf by one catch and one yard, and the duo dominated the looks as Geno Smith posted a career-high 367 passing yards. Lockett also extended his TD streak to five games, tying the franchise record on a 36-yard catch in the first quarter. The veteran wideout will look to claim the record for himself by scoring in a sixth straight contest in Week 14 against the Panthers.
SEA #14 - WR
Rotowire: Dec 05, 2:49am
News: Metcalf caught all eight of his targets for 127 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 27-23 win over the Rams.
Impact: He fell one catch and one yard short of Tyler Lockett for the team lead in those categories, but Metcalf made his mark by hauling in an eight-yard strike from Geno Smith with only 36 seconds left in the fourth quarter to give Seattle the victory. It was Metcalf's second 100-yard performance of the season, and he's posted a 25-288-1 line on 32 targets over the last three games heading into a Week 14 clash with the Panthers.
SEA #7 - QB
Rotowire: Dec 05, 2:43am
News: Smith completed 28 of 39 passes for 367 yards and three touchdowns with one interception in Sunday's 27-23 win over the Rams.
Impact: The 367 yards were a career high for Smith, who overcame a huge revenge game from former Seahawk Bobby Wagner that included two sacks and an INT to engineer a comeback win. After the Rams took a 23-20 lead with just under three minutes left in the fourth quarter, Smith led a 10-play, 75-yard drive that ended in a DK Metcalf touchdown reception with only 36 seconds left on the clock. The 32-year-old QB has tossed multiple TD passes in six straight games and has racked up at least 275 passing yards in four straight, giving him plenty of momentum heading into a Week 14 clash with the Panthers.
MIA #1 - QB
Rotowire: Dec 05, 2:38am
News: Tagovailoa (ankle) could have returned to Sunday's game against the 49ers and is expected to start next Sunday against the Chargers, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.
Impact: Tagovailoa was banged up when he fumbled on a sack during the closing minutes of Sunday's matchup and was replaced by Skylar Thompson for the Dolphins' final possession. Tagovailoa downplayed the severity of his injury during his postgame press conference but said that he'd continue to be assessed. He doesn't appear to be dealing with a significant injury and is unlikely to miss time.
SF #13 - QB
Rotowire: Dec 05, 2:36am
News: Purdy completed 25 of 37 pass attempts for 210 yards, two touchdowns and an interception in relief of injured starter Jimmy Garoppolo (foot) in Sunday's 33-17 win over Miami.
Impact: Garoppolo broke his foot on the 49ers' opening drive, forcing Purdy into action for the remainder of the contest. The final pick in the 2022 NFL Draft, "Mr. Irrelevant" stepped in and performed above expectations to lead his team to a hard-fought victory. Purdy was errant on a few open throws -- including his lone interception -- but was otherwise effective in getting the ball in his playmakers' hands. Per Adam Schefter of ESPN, the 49ers have already ruled Garoppolo out for the rest of the season, which means Purdy will be making the first start of his NFL career against the Buccaneers in Week 14.
CIN #1 - WR
Rotowire: Dec 05, 1:47am
News: Chase caught seven passes for 97 yards in the Bengals' 27-24 win over the Chiefs on Sunday.
Impact: Chase didn't get in the end zone, but he wrought plenty of damage on the Chiefs' secondary, and when he wasn't targeted he drew away coverage to leave others open. He had an additional catch overturned by an offensive pass interference call.
CIN #34 - RB
Rotowire: Dec 05, 1:37am
News: Perine had 21 carries for 106 yards along with six catches for 49 yards in the Bengals' Week 13 win over the Chiefs.
Impact: Perine consistently converted first downs against the Chiefs, often breaking tackles in the process. About the only thing he didn't do was get into the end zone, instead seeing Chris Evans record the go-ahead receiving touchdown in the fourth quarter. Even if Joe Mixon returns next week, Perine has likely earned a bigger role in the Bengals offense than he had prior to Mixon's concussion.
SEA #20 - RB
Rotowire: Dec 05, 1:28am
News: Penny (ankle/fibula) said Sunday that there's a "decent chance" he could return if the Seahawks make the playoffs, Curtis Crabtree of Fox 13 Seattle reports.
Impact: Penny underwent surgery to repair his left ankle and fractured fibula in October and has been ruled out for the remainder of the regular season, but he's apparently made good progress in his recovery and is in the mix for a return during the playoffs. Kenneth Walker sustained an ankle injury during Sunday's win over the Rams, and the severity of the issue isn't yet known. Regardless of Walker's status down the stretch, Penny's potential availability for the playoffs would provide Seattle's backfield with a fresh set of legs during the postseason. The 26-year-old logged 57 carries for 346 yards and two touchdowns while securing four of five targets for 16 yards over five appearances prior to sustaining his injury.
SF #19 - WR
Rotowire: Dec 05, 1:24am
News: Samuel (quadriceps) had six receptions on 10 targets for 58 yards and rushed four times for five yards in Sunday's 33-17 win over the Dolphins.
Impact: Samuel entered the contest managing a quadriceps injury and was seen walking gingerly off the field at the end of a quiet first half. The physical wideout stayed in the contest and made some incredible plays in the second half to help jumpstart the offense, much to the relief of concerned fantasy managers. It is worth noting that this performance came almost entirely with rookie third-string quarterback Brock Purdy under center after Jimmy Garoppolo (foot) was carted off on the 49ers' first offensive drive. The latter has already been ruled out for the rest of the year, so Samuel and the rest of San Francisco's receiving unit figure to take a slight hit in ROS projections with Purdy under center. Samuel played a physical game at less than 100 percent, so do not be surprised if he is limited in practice ahead of Sunday's matchup against Tampa Bay.
CIN #9 - QB
Rotowire: Dec 05, 1:20am
News: Burrow completed 25 of 31 passes for 286 yards and two touchdowns while rushing 11 times for 46 yards and another score in Sunday's 27-24 win over the Chiefs.
Impact: Burrow was nearly perfect in the win, finishing the game off in style with a laser to Tee Higgins to convert a third-and-11 play after the two-minute warning. Burrow was sacked just once, and it's worth noting that the Bengals' offensive line has done a far better job of protecting him ever since the debacle against the Browns on Halloween night. He gets his chance at revenge against the Browns next week at home.
SF #23 - RB
Rotowire: Dec 05, 1:03am
News: McCaffrey (knee) carried the ball 17 times for 66 yards while adding eight receptions on 10 targets for 80 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 33-17 win over the Dolphins.
Impact: McCaffrey was dealing with a knee injury earlier in the week, but he was ultimately cleared and finished with a team-high 25 touches, his second-highest total since joining San Francisco. The 26-year-old was not hampered by the balky knee, exhibiting his usual burst and elite route running throughout the decisive win. The increased workload was also due to the absence of Elijah Mitchell (knee) -- who was placed on injured reserve after going down in Week 12 -- so CMC's managers should expect to see maximum usage down the stretch. McCaffrey and the 49ers will look to keep rolling in a home tilt against the Buccaneers on Sunday.
SF #10 - QB
Rotowire: Dec 05, 12:57am
News: Garoppolo sustained a broken left foot in Sunday's win over the Dolphins and will require season-ending surgery, Nick Wagoner of ESPN.com reports.
Impact: Garoppolo exited Sunday's game on the 49ers' first possession and had to be carted to the locker room. He'll require surgery to address his broken foot and will be unavailable for the final five games of the campaign in addition to any postseason contests to follow. The 31-year-old completed 67.2 percent of his pass attempts for 2,437 yards, 16 touchdowns and four interceptions while rushing 23 times for 33 yards and two scores over 11 appearances during the regular season. Brock Purdy stepped in as a replacement during Sunday's game and led the 49ers to a win, and he's in line to serve as the team's starting quarterback down the stretch. However, head coach Kyle Shanahan said Sunday that the team will likely also need to bring in another quarterback.
MIA #1 - QB
Rotowire: Dec 05, 12:47am
News: Tagovailoa (ankle) said after Sunday's loss to the 49ers that he feels "as good as I can be coming off a game," Adam H. Beasley of ProFootballNetwork.com reports.
Impact: Tagovailoa was kept off the field for the Dolphins' final drive Sunday and was listed as questionable to return. He said during his postgame press conference that he'll have a few things assessed, but he didn't seem too concerned about his availability going forward. His status for next Sunday's game against the Chargers will likely come into focus based on his availability at practice this week.
MIA #17 - WR
Rotowire: Dec 05, 12:43am
News: Waddle caught just one of five targets for nine yards in Sunday's 33-17 loss to the 49ers.
Impact: Waddle's uncharacteristically low output came while he played through a leg injury against arguably the league's best defense. With Waddle moving gingerly, the Dolphins relied on teammate Tyreek Hill, who caught nine passes for 146 yards and a touchdown. Following his season-worst performance, Waddle's status will be important to track in advance of Week 14's matchup versus the Chargers. If his usage is impacted, Trent Sherfield, River Cracraft and Cedrick Wilson would figure to benefit from extra looks.
LAR #9 - QB
Rotowire: Dec 05, 12:34am
News: Coach Sean McVay said Sunday that Stafford is dealing with a spinal cord contusion and will likely miss the remainder of the season, Sarah Barshop of ESPN.com reports.
Impact: Stafford was placed on injured reserve Saturday and was ineligible to return until at least Week 17, and he'll likely be held out given the nature of his injury. The 34-year-old had also spent time in the league's concussion protocols in recent weeks and has appeared in just nine games this year. If he's shut down for the season, he'll finish the year having completed 68.0 percent of his pass attempts for 2,087 yards, 10 touchdowns and eight interceptions while rushing 13 times for nine yards and a score. John Wolford will likely continue to serve as the Rams' starting quarterback in Stafford's absence.
MIA #10 - WR
Rotowire: Dec 05, 12:34am
News: Hill caught nine of 13 targets for 146 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 33-17 loss to the 49ers.
Impact: Hill comfortably led the Dolphins in all major receiving categories, as teammate Jaylen Waddle managed just one catch for nine yards while playing through a leg injury. In signature Hill fashion, the speedster broke free for a 45-yard touchdown bomb to begin the fourth quarter. In doing so, Hill has now scored three times in his last four games, and Sunday incredibly marked his sixth outing with at least 140 receiving yards this season. Arguably the league's most explosive wideout, Hill next faces a Chargers secondary that surrendered over 175 yards and two touchdowns to Raiders standout Davante Adams on Sunday.
PHI #1 - QB
Rotowire: Dec 05, 12:22am
News: Hurts completed 29 of 39 passes for 380 yards, three touchdowns and no interceptions in Sunday's 35-10 win over the Titans. He added five rushes for 12 yards and an additional score.
Impact: Hurts took to the air a season-high 39 times, which also led to his best marks in both completions and yards. His effort was highlighted by lengthy passing touchdowns of 40, 34 and 29 yards -- his third game with at least three passing scores on the season. Hurts also chipped in his ninth rushing score of the season on a two-yard carry just before halftime. Hurts now has multiple touchdowns in seven consecutive games.
MIA #1 - QB
Rotowire: Dec 05, 12:21am
News: Tagovailoa suffered an ankle injury during Sunday's loss to the 49ers.
Impact: Tagovailoa fumbled on a sack in the closing minutes of Sunday's matchup and was replaced by Skylar Thompson for the Dolphins' final drive of the game. Tagovailoa completed 18 of 33 pass attempts for 295 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions prior to leaving Sunday's game, and it's not yet clear whether the issue will impact his availability for next Sunday's game against the Chargers. Teddy Bridgewater (knee) has been inactive for six consecutive games, so Thompson would likely draw the Week 14 start if Tagovailoa is unavailable.
DET #32 - RB
Rotowire: Dec 04, 11:58pm
News: Swift rushed 14 times for 62 yards and a touchdown and brought in four of six targets for 49 yards in the Lions' 40-14 win over the Jaguars on Sunday.
Impact: Swift handled his heaviest workload on the ground since Week 1 and found the end zone for the third time in the last four games in his best all-around game of the season. The third-year back's rushing yardage tally was also his second highest of the campaign, while his receiving yardage was a new high-water mark in 2022. The fact Swift outpaced backfield mate Jamaal Williams by three carries could be harbinger of what the stretch run may hold now that the former is possibly finally back to full health, but more insight should be gleaned from the division of labor in a Week 14 divisional home showdown against the Vikings.
DAL #13 - WR
Rotowire: Dec 04, 11:56pm
News: Gallup (illness) is active for Sunday's contest against the Colts.
Impact: Gallup was plagued by an illness ahead of this game, sitting out Wednesday and Thursday before returning to drills in a limited capacity to cap the week. Coach Mike McCarthy told Jon Machota of The Athletic on Friday morning that he expected Gallup to be available Sunday, and that assumption has come to fruition. Whether or not Gallup's conditioning is impacted remains to be seen, but even if it isn't he may find the going tough versus Indianapolis' fourth-ranked pass defense (190.6 yards per game).
CLE #4 - QB
Rotowire: Dec 04, 11:48pm
News: Watson completed 12 of 22 passes for 131 yards, no touchdowns and one interception in Sunday's 27-14 win over the Texans. He added seven rushes for 21 yards.
Impact: Watson made his first start since Week 16 of the 2020 season, and -- as expected -- showed plenty of rust. He managed a few chunk gains, highlighted by a deep pass down the field to Donovan Peoples-Jones for a 27-yard gain. However, Watson struggled with inaccuracy, and he also forced a pass late in the first quarter that resulted in an interception at the goal line. Positively for Watson, the Browns could rely on the run game and still defeat the Texans, so he'll look to get up to speed in time for a more daunting Week 14 matchup against the Bengals.
BAL #89 - TE
Rotowire: Dec 04, 11:23pm
News: Andrews brought in four of seven targets for 53 yards and rushed once for one yard in the Ravens' 10-9 win over the Broncos on Sunday.
Impact: Andrews led the Ravens' air attack in receiving yards and checked in second in targets while working the last three quarters with Tyler Huntley as his quarterback in place of Lamar Jackson (knee). Andrews now has at least four grabs in three straight games, but it remains to be seen how his production will be affected if he's forced to operate with Huntley as his quarterback again in a Week 14 road divisional clash against the Steelers.
DEN #10 - WR
Rotowire: Dec 04, 11:17pm
News: Jeudy secured all four targets for 65 yards in the Broncos' 10-9 loss to the Ravens on Sunday.
Impact: Jeudy put in a solid effort in his return from a two-game absence, checking in second in receptions and receiving yards to tight end Greg Dulcich. Courtland Sutton's early exit due to a hamstring injury didn't hurt Jeudy's chances of drawing some of Russell Wilson's attention, but the entire Broncos offense continues to be stuck in neutral for the most part. Jeudy could be due for an elevated role in Week 14 if Sutton is unable to suit up for the home showdown against the Chiefs.
WAS #8 - RB
Rotowire: Dec 04, 11:13pm
News: Robinson rushed 21 times for 96 yards and secured both targets for 15 yards in the Commanders' 20-20 tie with the Giants on Sunday. He also committed a fumble that was recovered by Washington.
Impact: The rookie once again helmed the backfield, out-carrying Antonio Gibson by a 12-tote margin while also tying his teammate with a pair of receptions, albeit on two fewer targets. Robinson's long run went for a modest 16 yards, so it was a grind-it-out type of effort for the Alabama product. Robinson now has 201 rushing yards on 39 carries in the last two games alone, seemingly affording him an unquestioned lead-back role going into the team's Week 14 bye.
MIA #17 - WR
Rotowire: Dec 04, 11:04pm
News: Waddle (leg) returned to Sunday's game against the 49ers, Daniel Oyefusi of the Miami Herald reports.
Impact: The Dolphins' starting wideout had been forced out of the game with a leg injury, but Waddle is back in the contest and will look to pick up the pace after not hauling in any of his first four targets Sunday.
WAS #17 - WR
Rotowire: Dec 04, 10:59pm
News: McLaurin secured eight of 12 targets for 105 yards and a touchdown in the Commanders' 20-20 tie with the Giants on Sunday.
Impact: McLaurin led the Commanders in receptions, receiving yards and targets in the overtime clash. The speedster was able to shake loose for a 19-yard touchdown grab late in the first quarter as well, his first score since Week 7. McLaurin heads into Washington's Week 14 bye with a trio of 100-yard efforts in the last six games before a Week 15 rematch at home with the Giants.
SEA #9 - RB
Rotowire: Dec 04, 10:59pm
News: Walker (ankle) has been ruled out for the rest of Sunday's contest at the Rams, Gregg Bell of The Tacoma News Tribune reports.
Impact: Walker was examined in the middle of the second quarter and eventually was deemed to have a right ankle injury, which won't allow him to log any more Week 13 action. Prior to his exit, he had three carries for 36 yards and didn't haul in his only target. With Travis Homer (illness) inactive and Rashaad Penny (ankle/fibula) on injured reserve, the Seahawks backfield has been whittled down to DeeJay Dallas and Tony Jones.
WAS #4 - QB
Rotowire: Dec 04, 10:50pm
News: Heinicke completed 27 of 41 passes for 275 yards with two touchdowns and no interceptions in the Commanders' 20-20 tie with the Giants on Sunday. He also rushed twice for six yards and committed two fumbles, losing one.
Impact: Heinicke brought the Commanders back from a touchdown deficit in the fourth quarter, tying the game on a 28-yard touchdown pass to Jahan Dotson on which the receiver made a nifty spin move just outside the 10-yard line to eventually cross the goal line. However, the fifth-year quarterback's afternoon was not without blemishes, as his early-third-quarter fumble on a sack led to a Giants recovery at the 20-yard line that set up New York's final touchdown of the afternoon. Heinicke also led the Commanders to only 29 yards on eight plays in two overtime possessions, but he put together an impressive day from a fantasy perspective with a season-high yardage tally in addition to his fourth two-touchdown effort of the campaign. Heinicke and the Commanders now head into a Week 14 bye before a home rematch with the Giants in Week 15.
NYG #8 - QB
Rotowire: Dec 04, 10:43pm
News: Jones completed 25 of 31 passes for 200 yards with one touchdown and no interceptions in the Giants' 20-20 tie with the Commanders on Sunday. He also rushed 12 times for 71 yards and lost a fumble.
Impact: Jones was able to connect with Darius Slayton for a 55-yard strike, but he otherwise primarily worked the short-to-mid-range passing windows throughout the afternoon, leading to a yardage total that is especially modest when considering the game went a full five quarters. Jones hit Isaiah Hodgins from six yards out for his one touchdown early in the third quarter, and although the Giants were forced to punt on six consecutive possessions, including the first two of overtime, thereafter, he did notch a pair of key completions to Richie James (14 yards) and Daniel Bellinger (three yards) to put Graham Gano in position to attempt a would-be game-winning 58-yard field goal, which he missed. Jones next faces the daunting Eagles secondary in a Week 14 home matchup.
NYG #26 - RB
Rotowire: Dec 04, 10:35pm
News: Barkley rushed 18 times for 63 yards and a touchdown and secured all five targets for 18 yards in the Giants' 20-20 tie with the Commanders on Sunday.
Impact: Barkley had to work for every yard on the ground as his rushing line clearly indicates, but he was still able to put together a solid fantasy day thanks to volume and a 13-yard rushing touchdown just before the halfway point of the second quarter. Barkley has been under the 100-yard mark in three straight games, but he has multiple catches in three consecutive contests and rushing scores in four of his last five going into a Week 14 home showdown against the Eagles.
JAX #13 - WR
Rotowire: Dec 04, 10:21pm
News: Kirk brought in six of eight targets for 104 yards in the Jaguars' 40-14 loss to the Lions on Sunday.
Impact: The veteran wideout paced the Jaguars in receptions, receiving yards and targets on the afternoon, but he was about the only bright spot for Jacksonville's lackluster offense. Kirk now has a pair of 100-yard efforts in the last three games heading into a Week 14 road matchup against the Titans.
MIA #17 - WR
Rotowire: Dec 04, 10:19pm
News: Waddle was forced out of Sunday's game against the 49ers with a leg injury.
Impact: Prior to his exit from the contest, Waddle did not record a catch. While he's sidelined, added WR snaps alongside Tyreek Hill are available for Trent Sherfield, Cedrick Wilson and River Cracraft.
SEA #9 - RB
Rotowire: Dec 04, 10:18pm
News: Walker departed Sunday's game at the Rams due to an ankle injury.
Impact: After a Seahawks possession in the second quarter, Walker was seen getting examined by team personnel and later remained on the sideline with his right leg propped up on the bench. It's unclear if he has a chance to return, but as long as the rookie second-round pick is out, this backfield will be the domain of DeeJay Dallas and perhaps Tony Jones, with Travis Homer (illness) inactive and Rashaad Penny (ankle/fibula) out for the season.
SF #10 - QB
Rotowire: Dec 04, 10:11pm
News: Garoppolo won't return to Sunday's contest against the Dolphins due to a left foot injury, Nick Wagoner of ESPN.com reports.
Impact: What was initially called an ankle issue for Garoppolo now has been reclassified by the 49ers. In any case, the severity of the injury isn't known, but Brock Purdy at least will direct the team's offense for the rest of Week 13. Garoppolo's status for next Sunday's matchup with the Buccaneers may become clearer in the coming days.
JAX #1 - RB
Rotowire: Dec 04, 10:09pm
News: Etienne rushed 13 times for 54 yards and secured all three targets for 12 yards in the Jaguars' 40-14 loss to the Lions on Sunday. He also lost a fumble.
Impact: Etienne was able to overcome his questionable designation due to a foot injury and was reasonably productive with his opportunities. However, game script eventually turned completely away from the ground attack, leaving Etienne with a much lighter workload than ideal. The second-year back's next opportunity to build his numbers back up comes in a tough Week 14 road battle against the Titans.
JAX #16 - QB
Rotowire: Dec 04, 10:00pm
News: Lawrence completed 17 of 31 passes for 179 yards with one touchdown and no interceptions in the Jaguars' 40-14 loss to the Lions on Sunday. He also rushed four times for 32 yards.
Impact: Lawrence and the Jaguars offense were no match in terms of keeping up with a nearly flawless, high-powered Lions attack. Additionally, the second-year signal-caller survived an injury scare on the last play of the second quarter when his leg was bent awkwardly under him on a sack, but he was ultimately able to walk off under his own power to the locker room at halftime and never missed a play. However, he finished with his fourth sub-200-yard passing yardage tally of the season and saw a streak of multi-touchdown efforts snapped at two. Lawrence and his teammates face an uphill battle in terms of trying to bounce back in a tough Week 14 road battle against the Titans.
DET #14 - WR
Rotowire: Dec 04, 9:52pm
News: St. Brown secured 11 of 12 targets for 114 yards and two touchdowns in the Lions' 40-14 win over the Jaguars on Sunday. He also rushed once for two yards.
Impact: St. Brown unsurprisingly paced the Lions in catches, receiving yards and targets despite taking a couple of particularly hard hits on which he appeared to have the wind knocked out of him throughout the course of the game. The star second-year wideout bounced back to cap off his afternoon with a four-yard grab with just under three minutes remaining to seal his second multi-touchdown effort of the season. St. Brown carries a 76-830-6 line into a key home Week 14 matchup against the Vikings, with the touchdown tally a new career best.
DET #16 - QB
Rotowire: Dec 04, 9:46pm
News: Goff completed 31 of 41 passes for 340 yards with two touchdowns and no interceptions in the Lions' 40-14 win over the Jaguars on Sunday.
Impact: Goff started the game off hot and never really let up, ultimately completing passes to eight different pass catchers and recording 10- and four-yard scoring tosses to Amon-Ra St. Brown in the first and fourth quarters, respectively. The performance marked Goff's third over 300 yards this season and his second straight with two touchdown passes. Consequently, he'll head into an important Week 14 home showdown against the Vikings with plenty of momentum.
NYJ #17 - WR
Rotowire: Dec 04, 9:46pm
News: Wilson caught eight of 15 targets for 162 yards and threw an incomplete pass in Sunday's 27-22 loss to Minnesota.
Impact: Wilson bounced off a tackle attempt and scampered downfield for a 60-yard gain early in the fourth quarter, but he stepped on the sideline at the 11-yard line, preventing him from coming away with a 71-yard touchdown on the play. The Jets had to settle for their fifth field goal of the game to cap that possession, cutting Minnesota's lead to 20-15. Wilson also had a chance to throw the ball on a trick play, but he wisely threw it away after Minnesota sniffed it out. The rookie first-round pick has been tremendous since the Jets upgraded from Zach Wilson to Mike White under center, racking up 257 yards and two touchdowns in White's two starts. He'll look to keep rolling in Week 14, when the Jets will try to sweep the season series against the Bills.
NYJ #5 - QB
Rotowire: Dec 04, 9:40pm
News: White completed 31 of 57 passes for 369 yards and two interceptions in Sunday's 27-22 loss to Minnesota. He added seven yards and a touchdown on three rushing attempts.
Impact: White was intercepted on the opening drive, as his third-down pass to Corey Davis was tipped in the air and snagged by Vikings safety Harrison Smith. The 27-year-old quarterback bounced back by leading a field-goal drive on the ensuing possession, but those ended up being the Jets' only points until Greg Zuerlein tacked on a 60-yard field goal in the final seconds of the first half. New York's offense stepped up after halftime, driving deep into Minnesota territory for a trio of field goals before White finally got into the end zone on a fourth-down quarterback sneak to cut Minnesota's lead to 27-22 with 6:45 remaining. The Jets' next drive stalled out at the one-yard line, and they got one final chance to win it, but White's desperation fourth-down heave to the end zone was intercepted. While New York didn't get the result it wanted, White topped 300 passing yards for the second time in as many starts, so he's locked in atop the quarterback depth chart heading into a Week 14 trip to Buffalo.
NYJ #27 - RB
Rotowire: Dec 04, 9:35pm
News: Knight rushed 15 times for 90 yards and caught all five of his targets for 28 yards in Sunday's 27-22 loss to the Vikings.
Impact: Knight got the start at running back and finished with 20 touches while James Robinson and Ty Johnson combined for 11 with Michael Carter (ankle) unavailable. After being bottled up for most of the game, Knight ripped off a 48-yard run down the sideline in the fourth quarter, accounting for the majority of his rushing yards. Carter has a low ankle sprain, so a Week 14 return against Buffalo is possible for the shifty second-year back; however, Knight's powerful running style should allow him to maintain a prominent role on early downs, as the undrafted rookie out of NC State has exceeded 100 scrimmage yards in each of his first two NFL appearances.
BAL #8 - QB
Rotowire: Dec 04, 9:27pm
News: Ravens head coach John Harbaugh said after Sunday's 10-9 win over the Broncos that the apparently left knee injury Jackson suffered in the contest isn't season-ending.
Impact: Harbaugh added that the quarterback is slated to undergo further testing Monday, with added context regarding Jackson's status to arrive in the coming days. At this stage, it's too early to say whether Jackson will be deemed day-to-day or week-to-week, but if he ends up missing time, Tyler Huntley would be in line to serve as the team's signal-caller. The Broncos travel to Pittsburgh for their Week 14 game.
GB #33 - RB
Rotowire: Dec 04, 9:26pm
News: Jones was limited by a shin injury in Sunday's 28-19 win over the Bears, rushing just nine times for 26 yards but catching all five of his targets for 24 more yards.
Impact: Jones was sidelined for most of the second half, paving the way for teammate AJ Dillon to post a season-high 119 scrimmage yards and a touchdown. Even when Jones reentered Sunday's contest late, he was twisted awkwardly on a tackle. Although his production suffered from his reduced role, Jones at least now embarks on Green Bay's bye week, giving him extra time to get healthy ahead of Week 15's Monday night game versus the Rams.
SF #10 - QB
Rotowire: Dec 04, 9:26pm
News: Garoppolo was forced out of Sunday's game versus the Dolphins due to an ankle injury.
Impact: Garoppolo absorbed a big hit on a sack on the 49ers' first possession of the contest and needed a cart to go to the locker room, where he officially was diagnosed. With Trey Lance still firmly in the midst of his recovery from a fractured right fibula and ligament disruption in his right ankle, Garoppolo will hand over the offense to seventh-round rookie Brock Purdy.
DEN #3 - QB
Rotowire: Dec 04, 9:22pm
News: Wilson completed 17 of 22 passes for 189 yards with no touchdowns or interceptions in the Broncos' 10-9 loss to the Ravens on Sunday. He also rushed twice for 21 yards.
Impact: Wilson's tough first season in Denver continued in trademark fashion Sunday, with the Broncos blowing a late lead despite the Ravens losing Lamar Jackson to a knee injury early and both Courtland Sutton and Jerry Jeudy available to open the game. However, Sutton eventually exited with a hamstring injury, once again leaving Wilson with a makeshift receiving corps against a tough defense. Consequently, points were once again at a premium, and Tyler Huntley was ultimately able to help lead Baltimore to a game-winning touchdown on a marathon 16-play drive. Wilson was able to get the Broncos into position to attempt a 63-yard field goal with two seconds remaining, but that attempt came up short. Factoring in Sutton's injury, Wilson will head into a Week 14 home matchup against the Chiefs likely undermanned significantly at receiver once again.
GB #28 - RB
Rotowire: Dec 04, 9:20pm
News: Dillon rushed 18 times for 93 yards and a touchdown and caught all three of his targets for 26 yards in Sunday's 28-19 win over the Bears.
Impact: Dillon turned in a season high in rushing yards while teammate Aaron Jones (shin) was limited during the second half. The big-bodied Dillon rumbled his way to a 21-yard touchdown during the fourth quarter, giving him a score in consecutive games after finding the end zone just once through the first 11 weeks. Fresh off his best performance of the campaign, Dillon will now head into Green Bay's bye week on a high note.
ATL #5 - WR
Rotowire: Dec 04, 9:20pm
News: London caught six of 12 targets for 95 yards during Sunday's 19-16 loss to Pittsburgh.
Impact: London was targeted on half of Marcus Mariota's 24 pass attempts and set a career high with 95 receiving yards. All six of the rookie's receptions went for at least 10 yards, including a 37-yard catch in the second quarter. With Kyle Pitts (knee) out for the year, London will look to build off his career-high performance and emerge as Atlanta's top pass-catching option moving forward.
CHI #1 - QB
Rotowire: Dec 04, 9:15pm
News: Fields completed 20 of 25 passes for 254 yards and two interceptions in Sunday's 28-19 loss to the Packers. He also rushed six times for 71 yards and a touchdown.
Impact: Fields returned from his one-game absence to make a big impact early, ripping off a 55-yard touchdown run during the first quarter. The signal-caller subsequently completed long passes of 56 and 49 yards and racked up a streak of double-digit completions prior to a pair of costly turnovers to end the game. With interceptions in opposing territory on both of his last two drives, Fields' day ended on a sour note despite his otherwise efficient and explosive effort. He'll now embark on Chicago's bye week prior to facing the first-place Eagles in Week 15.
GB #9 - WR
Rotowire: Dec 04, 9:09pm
News: Watson caught three of six targets for 48 yards and a touchdown, and rushed once for 46 yards and another score in Sunday's 28-19 win over the Bears.
Impact: Watson is one of the league's hottest playmakers, as he's now scored eight times in his last four games. The rookie's first touchdown Sunday came on a crucial, 14-yard catch on fourth down to close the first half. Watson then sealed the game by going untouched on a 46-yard jet sweep with under two minutes left. With great size and blazing speed, the North Dakota State product has come into his own over the last month, but as the Packers now embark on their bye, he'll have to wait until Week 15's Monday night matchup versus the Rams to make his next appearance.
TEN #16 - WR
Rotowire: Dec 04, 8:24pm
News: Burks, who was evaluated for a concussion during Sunday's game against the Eagles, has been ruled out for the remainder of the contest, Jim Wyatt of the Titans' official site reports.
Impact: Prior to being forced out of the game, Burks caught his only target for a 25-yard touchdown. Robert Woods and Nick Westbrook-Ikhine are in line to lead Tennessee's wideout corps, with Burks now sidelined and targeting a potential return to action in Week 14 versus the Jaguars.
CIN #1 - WR
Rotowire: Dec 04, 8:06pm
News: Chase (hip) is listed as active for Sunday's game against the Chiefs, Paul Dehner Jr. of The Athletic reports.
Impact: Chase, who returned to a full practice Friday, is thus slated to return to game action for the first time since Week 7, with the wideout having suffered a hip injury in Cincinnati's Week 6 win over the Saints. In his return to action Sunday, it remains to be seen if Chase will log his pre-injury allotment of snaps, though Cameron Wolfe of NFL Network suggests that the talented pass catcher isn't expected to face playing-time limitations versus Kansas City. In that context, Chase possesses Week 13 lineup value in the absence of any in-game setbacks. In seven games to date, the 2021 first-rounder has compiled a fantasy-friendly 47/605/6 stat line on 74 targets.
CIN #28 - RB
Rotowire: Dec 04, 8:02pm
News: Mixon (concussion) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Chiefs, Marisa Contipelli of the Bengals' official site reports.
Impact: Mixon, who missed last Sunday's win over Tennessee, logged limited listings on all three of the Bengals' practice reports this week, but the running back was ultimately unable to gain clearance to face Kansas City. In his continued absence, Samaje Perine -- who recorded 17 carries for 58 yards and a TD to go along with four catches (on seven targets) for 35 yards last weekend -- is slated to lead Cincinnati's Week 13 backfield, with Trayveon Williams and Chris Evans on hand to handle complementary work.
LV #28 - RB
Rotowire: Dec 04, 8:01pm
News: Jacobs (calf) is active for Sunday's Week 13 clash against the Chargers, Anthony Galaviz of The Fresno Bee reports.
Impact: Jacobs practiced in limited fashion throughout the week to head into the weekend with a questionable designation, a repeat of the scenario ahead of the Week 12 overtime win over the Seahawks that the star running back sealed with an 86-yard touchdown run. News had been trending up on Jacobs heading into Sunday, and reports that he was in line to suit up have now evolved into official active status. Thus, Jacobs should be in line for his usual robust workload against a Chargers defense allowing 162.7 rushing yards per road contest.
DEN #14 - WR
Rotowire: Dec 04, 7:47pm
News: Sutton is questionable to return Sunday against the Ravens due to a hamstring injury.
Impact: Sutton failed to haul in his only target before suffering the hamstring injury. The Broncos placed KJ Hamler (hamstring) on IR this week, so if Sutton is unable to return, Kendall Hinton, Brandon Johnson and Montrell Washington would be candidates for increased snaps behind Jerry Jeudy.
BAL #8 - QB
Rotowire: Dec 04, 7:41pm
News: Jackson (knee) has been ruled out for the remainder of Sunday's game against the Broncos, Jamison Hensley of ESPN.com reports.
Impact: Jackson completed three of four passes for 11 yards and rushed once for nine yards before leaving the contest in the first half. Tyler Huntley has taken over at quarterback, but the Ravens currently don't have a healthy backup behind him.
SF #19 - WR
Rotowire: Dec 04, 7:40pm
News: Samuel (quadriceps) is listed as active Sunday against the Dolphins, Nick Wagoner of ESPN.com reports.
Impact: The 49ers managed Samuel's practice reps this week while he tended to what was listed as a quadriceps injury. After he participated in a limited capacity both Wednesday and Friday while sitting out Thursday, he was given a questionable tag for Week 13 action. Samuel was in line to be a game-time call, but he made significant strides in his recovery through a deep thigh bruise, per Adam Schefter of ESPN, and Samuel now has been confirmed as available Sunday. San Francisco is playing its first game of Elijah Mitchell's second stint on IR due to an MCL sprain, so Samuel may mix into the backfield alongside Christian McCaffrey in addition to his duties as a pass catcher.
GB #33 - RB
Rotowire: Dec 04, 7:12pm
News: Jones (shin) reentered Sunday's contest at Chicago, Matt Schneidman of The Athletic reports.
Impact: Jones has been tending to a lower-leg injury since he was knocked out of a Week 9 loss in Detroit. He seemingly aggravated it Sunday, but he'll attempt to gut it out. Having said that, Jones could yield more of the backfield reps to AJ Dillon as the game goes on.
GB #33 - RB
Rotowire: Dec 04, 7:04pm
News: Jones exited Sunday's game against the Bears with a shin injury.
Impact: Before being removed from the contest, Jones carried four times for four yards and caught three passes for 20 yards. In Jones' absence, AJ Dillon is in line for added Week 13 backfield touches for the Packers.
BAL #8 - QB
Rotowire: Dec 04, 6:48pm
News: Jackson was forced out of Sunday's game against the Broncos with a knee injury.
Impact: Tyler Huntley is now in at QB for the Ravens. Prior to his exit from the contest, Jackson had completed three of four passes for 11 yards and ran once for nine yards.
TEN #16 - WR
Rotowire: Dec 04, 6:44pm
News: Burks is being evaluated for a concussion during Sunday's game against the Eagles, Turron Davenport of ESPN.com reports.
Impact: Prior to his exit from the contest, Burks caught his only target for a 25-yard TD. In his absence, Robert Woods and Nick Westbrook-Ikhine are in line to lead the Titans' Week 13 wideout corps.
LV #28 - RB
Rotowire: Dec 04, 5:03pm
News: Jacobs (calf), who is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Chargers, is on track to play, a source tells Adam Schefter of ESPN.
Impact: Ian Rapoport of NFL Network previously relayed that Jacobs was set to be evaluated in a pregame warmup before the Raiders decided on his status, and Schefter's latest report would seem to indicate that the running back checked out well upon reporting to the stadium Sunday. Jacobs won't be officially cleared until the Raiders release their inactive list 90 minutes prior to the 4:25 p.m. ET kickoff, but assuming he's good to go, expect the 24-year-old to handle his usual high-volume role out of the Las Vegas backfield. Despite aggravating his left calf strain in the fourth quarter of last week's game against the Seahawks, Jacobs proceeded to return to the game and delivered a game-winning 86-yard touchdown run in the 40-34 overtime win. He finished the day with two scores and a career-high 303 total yards from scrimmage.
JAX #1 - RB
Rotowire: Dec 04, 4:41pm
News: Etienne (foot) is officially active for Sunday's game against the Lions.
Impact: Etienne received the questionable tag after being a limited practice participant this week, but he's been cleared to take the field for Sunday's contest. He played only five snaps before he suffered the foot injury Week 12 versus Baltimore, but it appears he won't miss additional time. Etienne should reclaim the workhorse role for Jacksonville while JaMycal Hasty reverts to the No. 2 option in the backfield.
NYJ #32 - RB
Rotowire: Dec 04, 4:36pm
News: Carter (ankle) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Vikings.
Impact: Carter, who is dealing with a reported low-ankle sprain, didn't practice this past week before being deemed doubtful for the contest. In Carter's absence, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network relays via coach Robert Saleh that the Jets plan to utilize a backfield-by-committee in Week 13 that will include rookie Zonovan Knight, Ty Johnson and James Robinson. Of the three, Knight, who carried 14 times for 69 yards and caught all three of his targets for 34 yards in relief of Carter last weekend versus Chicago, looks like the upside play, though Johnson (five carries for 62 yards and TD, plus one catch for 16 yards against the Bears) should also factor in, while Robinson (a healthy scratch last week) will look to reclaim a role in New York's backfield in his return to the mix. Carter's next chance to return to the lineup will arrive in Week 14 when the Jets face the Bills on the road.
DEN #10 - WR
Rotowire: Dec 04, 4:35pm
News: Jeudy (ankle) is active for Sunday's game against the Ravens, Aric DiLalla of the Broncos' official site reports.
Impact: Jeudy will return to action after missing the Broncos' last two contests due to an ankle injury. He was listed as a non-participant in practices Wednesday and Thursday before returning to the field Friday in a limited fashion, so there's some reason to suspect that he could be more limited than usual as he rejoins the lineup. In any case, Jeudy is expected to start out wide opposite Courtland Sutton, while Kendall Hinton likely steps in as the Broncos' primary slot man with KJ Hamler (hamstring) on injured reserve.
DEN #14 - WR
Rotowire: Dec 04, 4:34pm
News: Sutton (illness) is active for Sunday's game against the Ravens, Aric DiLalla of the Broncos' official site reports.
Impact: Sutton was added to the Broncos' injury report with a questionable designation after an illness prevented him from practicing Friday. The 27-year-old showed good progress when he was re-evaluated Saturday, however, and he's now been cleared to take the field Sunday. Expect Sutton to step back into his usual starting role for the Broncos, though he could get some more competition for targets with fellow wideout Jerry Jeudy (ankle) making his return from a two-game absence.
WAS #24 - RB
Rotowire: Dec 04, 4:32pm
News: Gibson (foot) is listed as active Sunday at the Giants.
Impact: Gibson sandwiched limited practices around an absence from Thursday's practice during Week 13 prep, the result of a foot issue. The injury may have been the impetus for Gibson getting out-touched, 20-12, by rookie Brian Robinson last Sunday against the Falcons. Because Gibson seemingly is operating at less than 100 percent, such a breakdown may be the reality for the Commanders backfield this time around, too. Having said that, Gibson nonetheless has put together a six-game streak with double-digit touches in which he's averaged 69.3 yards from scrimmage per game and scored three total touchdowns.
CIN #1 - WR
Rotowire: Dec 04, 3:06pm
News: Chase (hip), who remains listed as questionable but is expected to play Sunday against the Chiefs, isn't likely to have any snap-count limitations in his return from a four-game absence, Cameron Wolfe of NFL Network reports.
Impact: According to Wolfe, the Bengals plan on keeping an eye on Chase as the game rolls along, but so long he doesn't tweak his right hip during the contest, he looks like he'll be on the field for nearly every offensive down in his return to the lineup. Chase has logged snap shares between 86 and 100 percent in his seven appearances to date, compiling 47 receptions for 605 yards and six touchdowns on 74 targets in the process. Wolfe notes that Chase was on track to play in last week's win over the Titans before requesting that he received another game off to treat what was described as a hairline fracture of his hip and a hyperextended right leg. The extra maintenance he received in addition to the expectation that he won't be limited Sunday should clear up any hesitations fantasy managers might have had about activating Chase this week.
CIN #34 - RB
Rotowire: Dec 04, 1:45pm
News: Perine is tentatively on track to serve as Cincinnati's lead back for Sunday's game against the Chiefs with Joe Mixon listed as questionable but not expected to clear the NFL's five-step concussion protocol in advance of the 4:25 p.m. ET kickoff, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
Impact: Mixon still has a few more hours to potentially gain clearance from an independent neurologist, but after he was able to practice only on a limited basis this week, the Bengals may not be keen on handing him his typical workload even if he defies the odds and plays Sunday. With that in mind, Perine looks in store for a three-down role for the second game in a row, after he played 80 percent of the snaps on offense in last week's 20-16 win over the Titans. Perine carried a season-high 17 times for 58 yards and a touchdown in the win and hauled in four of his seven targets for 35 yards.