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NFL Week 12 Injuries

We are only hours away from the start of week 12, but we can’t relax yet. With all of the relevant injury designations, weather and news, we have to stay focused. This article will cover the NFL week 12 injuries, news, and final lineups. This information will be continuously updated until the 1:00 PM EST kickoffs.

NFL Week 12 Injuries:

Last Updated: 11/25 12:50 PM EST

Tom Brady, NE, QB – Active

Joe Flacco, BAL, QB – OUT

Sam Darnold, NYJ, QB – OUT

Melvin Gordon, LAC, RB – Questionable (likely)

Sony Michel, NE, RB – Active

Alex Collins, BAL, RB – OUT

A.J. Green, CIN, WR – OUT

Doug Baldwin, SEA, WR – Questionable (likely)

Tyrell Williams, LAC, WR – Questionable

DeSean Jackson, TB, WR – Active

Devin Funchess, CAR, WR – OUT

DeVante Parker, MIA, WR – Questionable

Torrey Smith, CAR, WR – Active

Martavis Bryant, OAK, WR – OUT

Pierre Garcon, SF, WR – OUT

Danny Amendola, MIA, WR – Questionable

Robbie Anderson, NYJ, WR – Active

Marquise Goodwin, SF, WR – OUT

Jordy Nelson, OAK, WR – Questionable

Rob Gronkowski, NE, TE – Active

David Njoku, CLE, TE – Active

Charles Clay, BUF, TE – OUT

Mo Allie-Cox, IND, TE – OUT

NFL Week 12 Weather:

Last Updated: 11/25 12:50 PM EST

According to NFL Weather, no games are projected to be impacted by weather.

NFL Week 12 Other News:

Last Updated: 11/25 12:50 PM EST

  • Cam Newton does not have an injury designation ahead of Sunday’s game against Seattle
  • Lamar Jackson will get his second start against the Oakland Raiders
  • Ryan Tannehill does not carry an injury designation ahead of Sunday’s game against Indianapolis
  • Josh Allen will start against the Jacksonville Jaguars
  • Doug Martin does not have an injury designation ahead of Sunday’s game against Baltimore
  • Kenyan Drake does not have an injury designation ahead of Sunday’s game against Indianapolis
  • Quincy Enunwa does not have an injury designation ahead of Sunday’s game against New England

NFL Week 12 Final DFS Player Pool:

Last Updated: 11/25 12:50 PM EST


Andrew Luck, Jameis Winston

While he didn’t start off this way, Andrew Luck has been the model of consistency in his last seven games. In those games, he’s never scored less than 22 points and thrown for at least three touchdowns during that time as well. Luck and company have produced in tough passing matchups like Jacksonville, Tennessee, and Buffalo. Even though it can be difficult to pair Luck with a pass catcher, we don’t need to take that added risk in cash game lineups when he’s been so good regardless of the matchup or weapons.

A quarterback, and team, who have not been the model of consistency in Jameis Winston and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers will be my GPP play. Winston is getting his first start since getting benched and this will be his best chance to produce at a high level since his game against Atlanta. Against the 49ers, Winston will get plenty of pass attempts and with the weapons at his disposal, and his $7,500 price tag, he’s got an incredibly high ceiling. Then again, anytime you roster Winston you have to cross your fingers and hope he doesn’t turn the ball over three or more times.

Running Backs:

Nick Chubb, Marlon Mack, Chris Carson, Josh Adams, Gus Edwards

The first two running backs don’t need much explanation. Nick Chubb is finally looking like the early second round pick he was projected to be and gets to play one of the worst defenses by any metric in the league. Since the Browns traded Carlos Hyde and Chubb assumed the starting role, he’s never had less than 18 carries. In his last two games, Chubb has gotten more than 20 carries and at least one touchdown in each of those games. Marlon Mack, while his backfield is more crowded than Chubb’s, is in an equally good spot. IF you’re reading this, you probably know that I’ve been targeting Miami’s run defense all season long. With the upgrades the Colts have made to their offensive line and their commitment to protecting Andrew Luck by running the ball, Mack has an incredible opportunity at home in which he’s a big favorite.

Chris Carson and Josh Adams represent safe, value plays this week. At $6,400 and $5,700 respectively, both of these backs will get the majority of early down work as well as goal line opportunities as well. Carson will benefit from a competitive game and Brian Schottenheimer calling run after run after run. Conversely, Adams could be in a situation where the Eagles are running out the clock to seal a win over the Giants. While he didn’t have a huge workload, he was impressive against the Saints run defense and has an infinitely better matchup today.

UPDATE: I am only playing three running backs on FanDuel today. With the news of Alex Collins being out, the Ravens’ commitment to running the ball, and how bad the Raiders have been against the run, I don’t want to fade a $5,300 Edwards. If you want to choose between Adams or Edwards, no problem. I’ll be playing both thought in cash as I think that will become the optimal build with Collins being inactive.

Wide Receivers:

Antonio Brown, Odell Beckham, Mike Evans, Julian Edelman, Emmanuel Sanders, D.J. Moore

I usually pay up for one or two running backs; however, there’s tremendous value at the position in the middle and low-tier price range. Thus, it allows me to pay up for great players like Antonio Brown and Odell Beckham in the same lineup. Mike Evans, while he doesn’t have the same consistency as Brown or Beckham, he does have a similar ceiling this week as he faces the 49ers in a game with a 54 point projected total. With no O.J. Howard and a questionable DeSean Jackson, Evans may see even more targets than usual. He’s also among the best sub $8,000 receivers and gives the chance to differentiate from your competitors in tournaments.

Julian Edelman is a bit expensive for a slot receiver who doesn’t necessarily get endzone targets. However, he’s been targeted at least 10 times in his last three games. If he manages to get in the endzone, great, but that’s not my expectation when using Edelman this Sunday. Playing D.J. Moore again may seem like chasing points, but with no Devin Funchess and a banged up Torrey Smith, he’ll have just as much an opportunity, but a downgraded matchup in comparison to last week.

UPDATE: Emmanuel Sanders is now my third wide receiver on my cash game lineup. By paying down for both Josh Adams and Gus Edwards, I have moved up from D.J. Moore to Sanders. Cam Newton has struggled historically against Seattle, and with no Devin Funchess as well as the performance Moore had last weekend, I’m off him in cash. 

Tight Ends:

Rob Gronkowski, Cameron Brate

Cameron Brate is a cash game must. He will be at least 50% owned in 50/50 contests and is in a great spot against the 49ers. Jameis Winston loves throwing to tight ends, especially in the redzone. And at $4,400, he gives you so much flexibility with the rest of your lineup. If you fade Brate, my advice would be to do it for one of the stud tight ends like Zach Ertz, George Kittle, or even Rob Gronkowski.

UPDATE: Rob Gronkowski is now my GPP tight end and I could not be happier. After a bye week to get healthy and for Josh McDaniels to scheme him open, as well as his sub $7,000 price, Gronk could break the slate today against the Jets.

Defense/Special Teams:

Jacksonville Jaguars, Indianapolis Colts,

Since I’m paying up for two stud wide receivers and an expensive quarterback, both my cash and GPP defenses are on the lower end. The Colts at home against the Dolphins have the potential to get me cash value, since the Dolphins allow sacks at one of the highest rates in the league. Conversely, the Patriots will get to face Josh McCown after having a week off to get healthy and get ready for this pivotal divisional game.

UPDATE: I wasn’t aware that the left over salary on my cash lineup would allow me to go up from the Colts to the Jaguars. The Bills are not a good football team, and Josh Allen will give the Jaguars opportunities to get sacks and turnovers.

UPDATE: The Jaguars are now the only defense I’ll be using today.

NFL Week 12 Final DFS Lineups:

Last Updated: 11/25 12:50 PM EST

NFL Week 12 Injuries

NFL Week 12 Injuries

This first lineup will represent my cash-game lineup. The second lineup is being used in all my single-entry contests between 100-1,176 people.


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