A few key starters have suffered injuries in Week 12 that could keep them out for at least a game. Their absences could change the fantasy football landscape significantly in Week 13 and we’ve identified some players you should keep an eye on when evaluating who the top waiver wire targets should be for next week,
QB Daniel Jones, New York Giants
Jones suffered a hamstring injury against the Bengals and was replaced by Colt McCoy, who was 6-of-10 passing for 31 yards. The Giants haven’t been good throwing the football all year and will likely take another step back without Jones under center. Don’t expect much from Evan Engram, Sterling Shepard, and Darius Slayton in the coming weeks. Wayne Gallman could be in for a big jump in touches.
WR D.J. Moore, Carolina Panthers
Moore suffered a non-contact leg injury down the stretch against the Minnesota Vikings in Week 12. He entered Week 12 ranked sixth in receiving yards and second in yards per catch, so his absence could affect the Panthers’ passing attack significantly. Robby Anderson and Curtis Samuel could get a boost in targets if the WR1 misses time.
RB Phillip Lindsay, Denver Broncos
Lindsay tallied nine carries for 20 yards before suffering a knee injury during his team’s Week 12 blowout loss to the New Orleans Saints. Melvin Gordon has been more of a feature back than Lindsay for most of the year so expect him to continue getting most out the work out of the backfield. Royce Freeman will likely provide some assistance but Gordon has higher upside by a significant margin.