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Fantasy Football Week 13 injury report: Updates on Kenny Golladay, Julio Jones, Alvin Kamara and more

Nov 8, 2020; Atlanta, Georgia, USA; Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones (11) catches a touchdown pass against the Denver Broncos during the second half at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-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, it can determine start-or-sit decisions for your fantasy team.

Each week, I will comb through the official injury reports for each game and give updates and analysis for fantasy-relevant players. Injuries are fluid, so make sure to stay up to date by following @mario_pilato on Twitter.

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ARIZONA CARDINALS

Player Pos PFF grade Consensus Rank Injury Status
Kyler Murray QB 83.5 QB7 Shoulder Questionable
Larry Fitzgerald WR 60.0 WR92 COVID-19 Out

Mario’s take: Murray suffered a mild A/C joint sprain in his throw shoulder early in Week 11. He played in Week 12 but was not nearly as effective at running the ball. Murray was a limited participant at practice Wednesday, a full participant in practice Thursday and Friday, and he will play in Week 13.

Fitzgerald has been ruled out for Week 13 due to COVID-19.

Player Pos PFF grade Consensus Rank Injury Status
Calvin Ridley WR 80.5 WR10 Foot/Ankle  Questionable
Hayden Hurst TE 60.2 TE6 Ankle  Questionable
Julio Jones WR 85.5 WR16 Hamstring Questionable
Todd Gurley II RB 54.6 RB48 Ankle Questionable

Mario’s take: Ridley suffered a mild midfoot sprain in the second quarter of Week 8 and returned to play in Week 11. He rolled his ankle in Week 12 but did not miss any time. He was a limited participant in practice all week, and I expect Ridley to play in Week 13.

Jones, Gurley, and Hurst were limited participants in practice Wednesday, missed practice on Thursday, and were limited participants Friday. I believe the missed practice on Thursday is part of managing their injuries, and they will play in Week 13.

BALTIMORE RAVENS

Player Pos PFF grade Consensus Rank Injury Status
Robert Griffin III QB 52.9 N/A Hamstring IR

Mario’s take: Griffin III was placed on IR after injuring his hamstring in the second quarter of Wednesday night's game. He will miss at least the next three weeks.

BUFFALO BILLS

Player Pos PFF grade Consensus Rank Injury Status
John Brown WR 68.4 N/A Ankle IR

Mario’s take: Brown was placed on IR last Saturday, and he will miss at least Week 13 and Week 14.

CAROLINA PANTHERS

Player Pos PFF grade Consensus Rank Injury Status
Christian McCaffrey RB 76.0 N/A Shoulder Questionable.
D.J. Moore WR 76.2 N/A Ankle Questionable
Teddy Bridgewater QB 69.7 N/A Arm/Shoulder Questionable

Mario’s take: McCaffery suffered a sprained A/C joint sprain when he landed hard on his shoulder in Week 9. A Grade 1 sprain return-to-play timeline is one to three weeks. McCaffery did not play in Week 10, Week 11 or Week 12. I do not expect McCaffery back until after the Panthers' Week 13 bye.

Moore hurt his right ankle towards the end of the game in Week 12. The injury occurred when Bridgewater threw a ball behind Moore in the endzone. He planted and took off on his right foot but did not allow himself to land correctly. I do not believe it is an Achilles injury. I suspect Moore suffered a lateral ankle sprain. The Panthers have a Week 13 bye, and head coach Matt Rhule has yet to rule him out for their Week 14 contest. 

Bridgewater appeared to leave the game late with an arm/shoulder injury in Week 12. He ran off the field, letting his arm hang. It is unclear what the specific injury is, and he might just be dealing with a stinger. I believe he will be ready to go after the Week 13 bye.

CHICAGO BEARS

Player Pos PFF grade Consensus Rank Injury Status
Nick Foles QB 67.8 N/A Hip Questionable
Allen Robinson WR 81.8 WR11 Knee Questionable
Darnell Mooney WR 65.1 WR56 Knee Questionable

Mario’s take: Foles suffered a hip pointer in Week 10 and has not played since. He was a limited participant at practice Wednesday, but I expect him to be available in Week 13. 

Robinson injured his knee in practice on Friday. It is never good to pop up on the injury report this late in the week. It sounds precautionary, and I am optimistic he plays in Week 13.

Mooney popped on the injury report Friday with a DNP. I am not concerned and believe he will play in Week 13.

CINCINNATI BENGALS

Player Pos PFF grade Consensus Rank Injury Status
Joe Mixon RB 66.0 N/A Foot  IR
Joe Burrow QB 75.1 N/A Knee IR
Mike Thomas WR 76.0 WR123 Hamstring Questionable

Mario’s take: Mixon injured his foot in the first half of Week 6. He returned after halftime, but Giovani Bernard saw an expanded role. He did not play after his injury and was placed on IR, forcing Mixon to miss at least two more weeks.

Burrow injured his left knee in Week 11. He suffered a torn ACL and possible damage to the MCL and meniscus. Worst case scenario is also a tibial fracture. He will miss the remainder of the season, but he will be ready for next season. 

Thomas was a limited participant at practice Wednesday and Thursday. He was a full participant at Friday's practice, and I expect him to return to action in Week 13.

CLEVELAND BROWNS

Player Pos PFF grade Consensus Rank Injury Status
Kareem Hunt RB 76.0 RB14 Thigh  (-)
Odell Beckham Jr. WR 75.3 N/A Knee  IR

Mario’s take: Hunt practiced in a limited fashion Wednesday and Thursday but was a full participant in practice Friday. I expect Hunt to play in Week 13.

Beckham tore his ACL in Week 7. I originally believed his foot inverting might have prevented an ACL tear, but that was not the case. I believe he also damaged his meniscus. Beckham will undergo surgery and will miss the remainder of the season.

DALLAS COWBOYS

Player Pos PFF grade Consensus Rank Injury Status
Dak Prescott QB 85.2 N/A Ankle  Out

Mario’s take: Prescott suffered a compound fracture in his ankle during Week 5. A compound fracture is when the bone has gone through the skin. It is unclear if he suffered multiple fractures or ligament damage, which would create instability.

DENVER BRONCOS

Player Pos PFF grade Consensus Rank Injury Status
Courtland Sutton WR 72.9 N/A Knee IR
Jerry Jeudy WR 68.1 WR35 Ankle/Achilles  Questionable
Phillip Lindsay RB 71.3 RB53 Knee Questionable

Mario’s take: Sutton left the game in Week 2 due to a knee injury and cramping and was later diagnosed with an ACL tear. Sutton will undergo surgery and miss the remainder of the season.

Jeudy was a limited participant in practice Wednesday and Thursday and was a full participant Friday. I expect Jeudy to play in Week 13.

Lindsay injured his knee in the third quarter of Week 12. I believe he suffered a mild MCL sprain or a meniscus injury. He did not practice Wednesday, was a limited participant in practice Thursday, and a full participant Friday. I am optimistic he plays in Week 13.

DETROIT LIONS

Player Pos PFF grade Consensus Rank Injury Status
Danny Amendola WR 71.9 WR91 Hip (-)
D’Andre Swift RB 70.7 RB72 Head Questionable
Kenny Golladay WR 81.6 N/A Hip Out
Matthew Stafford QB 71.6 QB20 Thumb Questionable

Mario’s take: Amendola strained his hip in Week 10. The typical return-to-play timeline is one to two weeks. He did not play in Week 11 or Week 12. He was a limited participant Wednesday and a full participant Thursday and Friday. I believe Amendola returns to play in Week 13. 

Swift did not play in Week 11 or Week 12. He was a limited participant in practice Wednesday but did not practice Thursday or Friday. This is concerning, and if he were to play, I believe he will be limited.

Golladay suffered a Grade II groin strain in the third quarter of Week 8 and has not played since. He has not played all week and will miss Week 13.

Stafford was a limited participant at practice all week, and I expect him to play in Week 13.

GREEN BAY PACKERS

Player Pos PFF grade Consensus Rank Injury Status
Allen Lazard WR 67.6 WR48 Core  (-)
Equanimeous St. Brown WR 62.0 WR107 Knee  (-)
Marcedes Lewis TE 64.9 TE46 Knee  (-)
Tyler Ervin RB 66.1 N/A Ribs Questionable

Mario’s take: Lazard and Brown were limited participants all week, and they will play in Week 13.

Lewis was a limited participant at practice Wednesday, he was a DNP on Thursday, and was a full participant Friday. I expect Lewis to play in Week 13.

Evrin did not play in Week 12. He has been a limited participant at practice all week, and I expect him to be ready to go in Week 13.

HOUSTON TEXANS

Player Pos PFF grade Consensus Rank Injury Status
David Johnson RB 56.9 RB74 Head IR-R
Randall Cobb WR 71.6 N/A Foot IR
C.J. Prosise RB 45.4 RB92 Illness Out

Mario’s take: Johnson suffered a concussion in the second quarter in Week 9. He missed Week 10, Week 11 and Week 12. Johnson has been designated to return from IR. The team has 21 days to activate him, and Johnson could return in Week 13.

Cobb injured his foot on a TD catch in the first quarter in Week 11. I believe he suffered a midfoot sprain. Cobb was placed on IR, and he will miss at least two more weeks.

Prosise did not practice all week. He has been ruled out for Week 13.

INDIANAPOLIS COLTS

Player Pos PFF grade Consensus Rank Injury Status
Philip Rivers QB 75.6 QB16 Toe (-)
Parris Campbell WR 72.8 N/A Knee  IR
Zach Pascal WR 61.3 WR68 Knee/Foot (-)

Mario’s take: Rivers did not practice Wednesday, was limited Thursday and was a full participant Friday. He will play in Week 13.

Campbell was carted off the field in Week 2 after spraining his MCL and PCL. Campbell's multi-ligament injury has ruled him out indefinitely. I expect him to be back in four to six weeks.

Pascal practiced in a limited fashion Wednesday and a full participant Thursday and Friday, and I expect him to play in Week 13.

JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS

Player Pos PFF grade Consensus Rank Injury Status
Chris Conley  WR 69.1 WR96 Hip  Questionable
Dede Westbrook WR 53.7 N/A Knee IR
D.J. Chark Jr. WR 73.0 WR70 Ribs (-)
Gardner Minshew III QB 69.7 N/A Thumb Questionable

Mario’s take: Conley was a limited participant in practice all week, and I expect him to play in Week 13.

Chark Jr. practiced in a limited fashion Wednesday and Thursday but was a full participant Friday. He will return to action in Week 13.

Westbrook was carted off in the fourth quarter of Week 7 with a torn ACL. He will undergo surgery and miss the remainder of the season.

X-rays showed that Minshew had suffered multiple fractures and torn ligaments in his thumb. Minshew has yet to play since enduring his injury in Week 8. He was a limited participant in practice Wednesday, and I expect him to be available for Week 13.

KANSAS CITY CHIEFS

Player Pos PFF grade Consensus Rank Injury Status
Clyde Edwards-Helaire RB 72.8 RB16 Illness Questionable

Mario’s take: Edwards-Helaire missed practice Thursday, Friday and Saturday with an illness. He is expected to play in Week 13, but the Chiefs will see how he feels during warmups before making a decision. 

LAS VEGAS RAIDERS

Player Pos PFF grade Consensus Rank Injury Status
Jalen Richard RB 66.6 RB57 Illness/Chest (-)
Josh Jacobs RB 78.5 N/A Ankle Out
Nelson Agholor WR 69.5 WR42 Ankle  (-)

Mario’s take: Richard was a limited participant in practice Wednesday and a full participant Friday, and he will play in Week 13.

Jacobs injured his ankle in the third quarter in Week 12. I believe he suffered a high ankle sprain. The return-to-play timetable is anywhere from no time missed to three-plus weeks. He missed practice all week, and he has been ruled out for Week 13.

Agholor did not practice Wednesday or Thursday but was a limited participant at Friday's practice. The Raiders have taken Agholor off of the injury report, and he will play in Week 13.

LOS ANGELES CHARGERS

Player Pos PFF grade Consensus Rank Injury Status
Justin Jackson RB 70.4 N/A Knee IR
Kalen Ballage RB 58.1 RB82 Ankle/Calf Questionable

Mario’s take: Jackson reinjured his knee during pregame warm-ups in Week 9. He was taken out of the game after just one snap. Jackson was placed on IR and can miss at least one more week.

Ballage was a limited participant at practice Wednesday and Thursday but was a full participant Friday. I expect Ballage to play in Week 13.

LOS ANGELES RAMS

N/A

MIAMI DOLPHINS

Player Pos PFF grade Consensus Rank Injury Status
DeAndre Washington RB 55.9 RB75 Hamstring Questionable
Myles Gaskin RB 68.3 N/A Knee IR-R
Matt Breida RB 54.9 N/A COVID-19 Out
Salvon Ahmed RB 63.8 N/A Shoulder Questionable
Tua Tagovailoa  QB 57.6 QB31 Thumb Questionable

Mario’s take: Washington did not practice Wednesday or Thursday but did practice in a limited fashion Friday. I do not expect Washington to play in Week 13.

Gaskin was surprisingly placed on IR in Week 9. He has a sprained MCL and is at the end of his three-week absence. The Dolphins have placed Gaskin on the Injured Reserve – Designated to Return list. They have 21 days to activate Gaskin, and I believe he returns to action in Week 13.

Breida has been ruled out of Week 13 due to COVID-19.

Ahmed was a limited participant at practice all week, but I am pessimistic he plays in Week 13.

Tagovailoa practiced in a limited fashion all week, and I expect him to be available for Week 13.

MINNESOTA VIKINGS

Player Pos PFF grade Consensus Rank Injury Status
Alexander Mattison RB 71.9 RB76 Illness Out
Dalvin Cook RB 86.3 RB1 Ankle Questionable
Irv Smith Jr. TE 68.7 N/A Groin Questionable

Mario’s take: Mattison has been ruled out of Week 13 with an illness.

Cook was a limited participant at practice Wednesday and Thursday but a full participant Friday. He will play in Week 13.

Smith Jr. did not practice all week, and he is set to miss another week.

NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS

Player Pos PFF grade Consensus Rank Injury Status
Cam Newton QB 75.9 QB15 Abdomen Questionable
Julian Edelman WR 68.8 N/A Knee IR
Rex Burkhead RB 78.2 N/A Knee IR

Mario’s take: Newton was a limited participant in practice all week, and I expect him to play in Week 13.

Edelman underwent surgery in Week 8 and will miss at least three weeks after being placed on IR.

Burkhead injured his right knee in the third quarter. I believe he tore his ACL and possibly damaged his MCL as well. He will miss the remainder of the season, but he will be ready for next season.

NEW ORLEANS SAINTS

Player Pos PFF grade Consensus Rank Injury Status
Alvin Kamara RB 81.9 RB11 Foot (-)
Drew Brees QB 76.0 N/A Shoulder Out
Michael Thomas WR 76.0 WR13 Ankle (-)
Ty Montgomery RB 58.0 N/A Hamstring Out

Mario’s take: Kamara and Thomas were limited participants at practice on Wednesday and Thursday, but full participants on Friday. They will be all systems go for Week 13.

Brees did not return in the second half of Week 10 after injuring his ribs. Tests revealed fractured ribs on both sides of his chest, as well as a collapsed lung. Brees is expected to miss multiple weeks.

Montgomery has missed practice all week and has been ruled out for Week 13.

NEW YORK GIANTS

Player Pos PFF grade Consensus Rank Injury Status
Daniel Jones QB 80.4 QB32 Hamstring Doubtful
Darius Slayton WR 70.9 WR45 Shoulder/Foot (-)
Devonta Freeman RB 55.0 N/A Ankle  IR
Saquon Barkley RB 60.2 N/A Knee IR
Sterling Shepard WR 77.6 WR31 Hip/Toe (-)

Mario’s take: Jones injured his hamstring in the third quarter of Week 12. I believe he is suffering from a Grade II hamstring strain. The return-to-play timeline is three to six weeks. Jones did not practice Wednesday or Thursday but was a limited participant at practice Friday. I do not expect Jones to play in Week 13.

Freeman did not play in Week 8, Week 9, Week 10, Week 11 or Week 12. He has been placed on IR.

Barkley sprained his MCL and tore his ACL and meniscus in Week 2. He will undergo surgery and miss the remainder of the season.

Slayton and Shepard were limited participants at practice all week, and they will play in Week 13.

NEW YORK JETS

Player Pos PFF grade Consensus Rank Injury Status
Breshad Perriman WR 67.3 WR46 Shoulder (-)
Chris Hogan WR 56.1 N/A Knee  IR

Mario’s take: Perriman practiced in a limited fashion on Wednesday and Thursday but was a full participant Friday. He will play in Week 13.

Hogan was injured in Week 5 and was put on IR. He underwent arthroscopic surgery and will miss at least eight weeks.

PHILADELPHIA EAGLES

Player Pos PFF grade Consensus Rank Injury Status
Zach Ertz TE 59.6 TE33 Ankle (-)

Mario’s take: Ertz practiced in a limited fashion Wednesday and Thursday but was a full participant at practice Friday. I expect Ertz to return to action in Week 13.

PITTSBURGH STEELERS

N/A

SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS

Player Pos PFF grade Consensus Rank Injury Status
Jimmy Garoppolo QB 67.5 N/A Ankle IR
George Kittle TE 79.7 N/A Foot IR
Tevin Coleman RB 65.7 RB78 Knee Questionable

Mario’s take:  Garoppolo reinjured his high-ankle sprain in Week 8. This is a tough injury to deal with because you will be ineffective if you come back too early. He missed multiple games the first time around with this injury, and Garoppollo is expected to miss six to eight weeks.

Kittle left the game in the fourth quarter of Week 8. It looked as if Kittle would suffer from a mild inversion ankle sprain, but X-rays revealed a small fracture in his foot. Kittle will miss the next eight weeks.

In Coleman’s first game back from IR, he exited early with a knee sprain, which is the same injury that caused him to go on IR earlier in the season. Coleman missed Week 9, Week 10, Week 11 (bye) and Week 12. He will need to be monitored as the week progresses.

SEATTLE SEAHAWKS

Player Pos PFF grade Consensus Rank Injury Status
Bo Scarbrough RB 73.0 N/A Hamstring IR
Chris Carson RB 83.2 RB10 Foot (-)
Carlos Hyde RB 66.5 RB35 Toe Questionable
Greg Olsen TE 61.5 N/A Foot IR
Travis Homer RB 58.0 N/A Wrist/Thumb/Knee Doubtful

Mario’s take: Scarbrough tore his hamstring in Week 11 and will miss the remainder of the season.

Carson practiced in a limited fashion Wednesday and Thursday but was a full participant Friday. He will play in Week 13.

Hyde was a limited participant in practice Wednesday, a DNP Thursday, and a limited participant Friday. I expect Hyde to play in Week 13.

Olsen left the fourth quarter of Week 11 after injuring his foot. Coach Pete Carroll said Olsen ruptured his plantar fascia. Return-to-play is determined by the severity of the tear, with a complete rupture taking six to eight weeks.

Homer did not practice all week, and I do not expect him to play in Week 13.

TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS

N/A

TENNESSEE TITANS

Player Pos PFF grade Consensus Rank Injury Status
Adam Humphries WR 74.1 WR78 Head (-)
A.J. Brown WR 83.8 WR8 Hip (-)
D’Onta Foreman RB 66.2 RB64 Knee (-)
Jonnu Smith TE 72.0 N/A Undisclosed Out

Mario’s take: Humphries was a full participant at practice all week, and he will play in Week 13.

Brown did not practice on Thursday but was a full participant at practice Friday, and he will play in Week 13.

Foreman did not practice Wednesday but was a full participant at practice Thursday and Friday. I expect Foreman to play in Week 13.

Smith missed practice Wednesday and Thursday due to undisclosed reasons. He was ruled out on Friday afternoon.

WASHINGTON FOOTBALL TEAM

Player Pos PFF grade Consensus Rank Injury Status
Kyle Allen QB 68.5 N/A Ankle IR
Terry McLaurin WR 84.3 WR14 Ankle Questionable

Mario’s take: Allen is undergoing surgery to repair his fractured dislocated ankle and will miss the remainder of the season.

 

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 levels. His injury analysis articles will appear weekly.

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