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Fantasy Football Week 13 Injury Recap: Tee Higgins, Laviska Shenault Jr., Joshua Kelley and more

Dec 6, 2020; Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA; Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Laviska Shenault Jr. (10) celebrates his touchdown in the first quarter against the Minnesota Vikings at U.S. Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports

A player's injury status can have a significant effect on fantasy football — it can alter draft strategy, roster construction and, most importantly, start-or-sit decisions for your fantasy team.

Each week, I will review the positional players’ injuries from Thursday's and Sunday’s games — although there was no Thursday game in Week 13. Injuries are fluid, so make sure to stay up to date by following @mario_pilato on Twitter.

Cleveland Browns @ Tennessee Titans

Cleveland Browns: N/A
Tennessee Titans: N/A

Las Vegas Raiders @ New York Jets

Las Vegas Raiders: N/A

New York Jets:

RB Frank Gore, PFF Week 13 Consensus Rank: RB29 — Head injury

Gore left in the first quarter with a head injury. He suffered a concussion and will enter the five-step protocol. Gore needs to be monitored as the week progresses.

Jacksonville Jaguars @ Minnesota Vikings

Jacksonville Jaguars:

WR Laviska Shenault Jr., PFF Week 13 Consensus Rank: WR57 — Thumb injury

Shenault injured his thumb during the game, but X-rays were negative. He will be ready to go for Week 14.

Minnesota Vikings: N/A

Cincinnati Bengals @ Miami Dolphins

Cincinnati Bengals:

WR Tee Higgins, PFF Week 13 Consensus Rank: WR38 — Hamstring injury

Higgins tweaked his hamstring toward the end of the game. I do not believe it’s a serious injury, and I expect him to play in Week 14.

Miami Dolphins: N/A

Tennessee Titans @ Indianapolis Colts

Tennessee Titans: N/A
Indianapolis Colts: N/A

Indianapolis Colts @ Houston Texans

Indianapolis Colts: N/A

Houston Texans:

TE Pharaoh Brown, PFF Week 14 Consensus Rank: TE52 — Head injury

Brown suffered a concussion in the first quarter. He will enter the five-step protocol and will need to be monitored as the season progresses.

Detroit Lions @ Chicago Bears

Detroit Lions: N/A
Chicago Bears: N/A

New Orleans Saints @ Atlanta Falcons

New Orleans Saints: N/A
Atlanta Falcons:

RB Ito Smith, PFF Week 13 Consensus Rank: RB40 — Head injury

Smith suffered a concussion and will enter the five-step protocol. He needs to be monitored as the week progresses.

New York Giants @ Seattle Seahawks

New York Giants: N/A
Seattle Seahawks: N/A

Los Angeles Rams @ Arizona Cardinals

Los Angeles Rams: N/A
Arizona Cardinals: N/A

New England Patriots @ Los Angeles Chargers

New England Patriots: 

TE Ryan Izzo, PFF Week 13 Consensus Rank: TE46 — Neck injury

Izzo injured his neck during the game. The severity of the injury is unknown, so he needs to be monitored as the week progresses.

Los Angeles Chargers: 

RB Joshua Kelley, PFF Week 13 Consensus Rank: RB58 — Ankle injury

Kelley injured his ankle at the end of the game. The severity of the injury is unknown, so he needs to be monitored as the week progresses.

Philadelphia Eagles @ Green Bay Packers

Philadelphia Eagles: N/A

Green Bay Packers: 

WR Equanimeous St. Brown, PFF Week 13 Consensus Rank: WR103 — Head injury

Brown suffered a concussion and will enter the five-step protocol. He will need to be monitored as the week progresses.

TE Jace Sternberger, PFF Week 13 Consensus Rank: TE55 — Head injury

Sternberger suffered a concussion and will enter the five-step protocol. He needs to be monitored as the week progresses.

Denver Broncos @ Kansas City Chiefs

Denver Broncos: N/A
Kansas City Chiefs: N/A


Mario Pilato has a master's degree in Kinesiology and a bachelor's degree in Exercise Sports Science, along with eight years of experience in the strength and conditioning industry, including at the collegiate and NFL level. His injury analysis articles will appear weekly.

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