Monday, November 23, 2015

Week 12 NFL Injury Report and Waiver Wire Targets

We are coming into Thanksgiving week in the NFL, one of the best football weekends in terms of tradition.  Who can say no to football all day on Thanksgiving and then more on Sunday?  For fantasy owners it's a week of goodness.  This goes without saying, but those of you who haven't done this for very long need to check your lineups on Wednesday before the Turkey Day games begin.
There were several injury developments this past week that will send owners scrambling to the waiver wire.  Even if you like your team heading into the final weeks before playoffs, check these updates and evaluate the waiver wire.  There could be some potential league-winners here so let's get started!

All the Ravens, Baltimore - Not 100% true, but we lost some relevant Ravens this week.  QB Joe Flacco tore his ACL on Sunday and is done for the year.  His backup is Matt Schaub.  Also lost to injury this week was RB Justin Forsett, who broke his arm on Sunday.  His season is over as well.  In his absence the main beneficiary should be Javorius "Buck" Allen.  Tough times for the Ravens, who also lost Dennis Pitta and Steve Smith this year as well.

Michael Floyd, WR, Arizona - Floyd missed Sunday night's game with a hamstring injury.  He didn't practice all week so it sounds as if he is highly questionable for next week as well.  Stay tuned to any updates out of Arizona.

Devonta Freeman, RB, Atlanta - Freeman suffered a concussion during Sunday's game and as of today he is "off to a good start", according to coach Dan Quinn.  The impressionist that Freeman may be able to play against the Vikings this week.  Check on Wednesday for a practice update just to be sure.

Alshon Jeffery, WR, Chicago - Shoulder and groin issues kept Jeffery off the field on Sunday.  It is not know what his status will be for this week, so keep an eye out for practice updates.

Matt Forte, RB, Chicago - Forte was inactive this past Sunday, but word from Chicago is that he will be ready to play against Green Bay on Thanksgiving Day.

Emmanuel Sanders, WR, Denver - Sanders missed Sunday's game against Chicago with injuries to his finger and ankle.  The decision to sit him was made early on Sunday, so this sounds like a day to day type status.  He is expected to be on the field against the Patriots next week.

Peyton Manning, QB, Denver - Manning sat on Sunday as Brock Osweiler started in his place during Denver's victory against the Bears.  He is also ruled out for Week 12, if not longer, and is getting a second opinion on his foot.  If Osweiler plays well going forward, none of this may matter.

Chris Polk, RB, Houston - Polk was a surprising inactive on Sunday due to a hamstring injury.  This sounds potentially troublesome going forward but at this point we don't have enough detail to update his status for Week 12.  Stay tuned for any updates.

Charcandrick West, RB, Kansas City - West suffered a hamstring injury during Sunday's game and did not return.  I'm not sure if his continued absence was all due to the injury of the fact that the Chiefs were blowing out the Chargers.  Either way, he is being called day to day right now, so check for practice updates later in the week.

Ryan Mathews, RB, Philadelphia - Mathews missed Sunday's game due to a concussion and he was also absent from practice on Monday.  It's not looking good for Week 12.

Marshawn Lynch, RB, Seattle - Lynch was ruled out for Sunday's game due to an abdominal injury that could reportedly be a sports hernia.  Lynch is meeting with a specialist on Monday to confirm, and if he does have a sports hernia he will require surgery and his season would be over.  Thomas Rawls went off in Lynch's absence and has proven to be a capable backup.

Kendall Wright, WR, Tennessee - Wright has missed several games due to a knee injury.  Reports from Tennessee are that he is expected back for Week 12.

Jordan Reed, TE, Washington - Reed reportedly sprained his MCL during Week 11's game but he continued to play and finished the game, which is unusual.  He is expected to play Week 12, but keep an eye out in case anything changes.

Alfred Morris, RB, Washington - Morris left Sunday's game with an apparent rib injury.  Reports from the teammate that he is good to go for Week 12.

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