Final injury report
Dalvin Cook was removed from the final injury report for Week 13, and he will be good to go
Josh Jacobs is officially ruled out, and DeAndre Washington is looking doubtful for Sunday. We can expect Devontae Booker to take the lead in the Raiders backfield. When he received 16 carries in Week 9, he did post 81 yards and two rushing TDs.
With Salvon Ahmed looking doubtful and Matt Breida on the Covid-IR, the Dolphins will need to keep their fingers crossed that Myles Gaskin is ready to return from IR. The team has until Saturday afternoon to activate him for Sunday’s game. He has been practicing, so a return is within the realm of possibilities.
D’Andre Swift has been a bit of a question mark. He has officially cleared the concussion protocol, but then was listed with an illness on Thursday and did not participate in practice. Chiefs RB Clyde Edwards-Helaire is also dealing with an illness, though head coach Andy Reid is hopeful he’ll play Sunday.
Carlos Hyde has been ruled out and Travis Homer is looking doubtful for Week 13, which could mean that Chris Carson will see all of the work that he can handle. In his first game returning from a sprained foot, the team limited to just 37% of offensive snaps, though he did manage a score to save his fantasy day.
Out: Josh Jacobs (ankle), Matt Breida (Covid-19 IR), C.J. Prosise (illness), Carlos Hyde (toe), Ty Montgomery (hamstring)
Doubtful: Salvon Ahmed (shoulder), DeAndre Washington (hamstring), Travis Homer (wrist, knee)
Questionable: Kalen Ballage (ankle), Todd Gurley (knee), Phillip Lindsay (ankle), D’Andre Swift (illness), Clyde Edwards-Helaire (illness)
Thursday Injury Report
Todd Gurley was downgraded to DNP after getting in a limited practice session on Wednesday. It’s not a great sign that he’ll be returning in Week 13, meaning we’re likely to see another Brian Hill day.
Despite positive news regarding Josh Jacobs’ test results, he was also held out of practice Thursday with an ankle injury that was suffered in Week 13. We’re likely to see backup Devontae Booker here, as well, who got in a full practice Thursday while listed with a back injury.
Saints RB Alvin Kamara continues to be listed with a foot injury, as he has in recent weeks, but he’s practicing in a limited fashion. He has yet to miss a game with the nagging injury, but as long as Latavius Murray continues to perform, the Saints might not need to rush him.
Dolphins RB Salvon Ahmed practiced in a limited fashion after missing Week 12 due to a shoulder injury. DeAndre Washington, who assumed the bulk of the Dolphins’ carries in his absence, suffered a hamstring injury and did not participate in Thursday’s practice.
Kareem Hunt continues to manage a thigh injury that limited him to just 10 total touches on the way — his fewest yet in 2020. Getting in limited work in practice is a plus heading into the weekend, but fantasy managers should keep a close eye on injury reports. If he’s out, Nick Chubb would almost certainly be the RB1.
D’Andre Swift returned to practice yesterday following a concussion that held him out of Weeks 11 and 12. He was held out of Thursday’s session with an illness, but no COVID-19 news regarding the rookie back has been reported. Chiefs RB Clyde Edwards-Helaire was held out for an illness, too. He was listed on the injury report for Week 11 with an illness as well, though he was good to play for the week.
DNP: DeAndre Washington (hamstring), Clyde Edwards-Helaire (illness), D’Andre Swift (illness), C.J. Prosise (illness), Josh Jacobs (ankle), Todd Gurley (knee)
Limited: Salvon Ahmed (shoulder), Kareem Hunt (thigh), Dalvin Cook (ankle), Kalen Ballage (ankle), Alvin Kamara (foot)
Full: D’Onta Foreman (knee), Jordan Wilkins (ribs), Dare Ogunbowale (hand), Devontae Booker (back)
Wednesday Injury Report
The best news for fantasy managers is that each stud they were counting on for production practice in, at least, a limited fashion Wednesday.
Todd Gurley got in a limited session after being ruled out for Week 12 with a knee injury. It’s a step in the right direction to get him active for Sunday’s divisional matchup with the Saints, but its certainly a situation worth monitoring. In his absence last week, RB Brian Hill started, rushing for 55 yards on 13 carries.
D’Andre Swift also practiced in a limited fashion after missing the Vikings’ Week 12 game. As long as he formally clears the concussion protocol, he should be considered a ““must-start” at this point in the season.
Dalvin Cook left Week 12’s contest with an ankle injury only to return shortly after. His status should be considered positively for Week 13, though it’s within the realm of possibility that his workload is slightly limited to give Alexander Mattison more touches.
Phillip Lindsay also briefly left Sunday’s contest with an ankle injury, but returned to finish out the game. Reports are encouraging that he should play on Sunday Night Football against the Chiefs.
DNP: C.J. Prosise (illness), D’Onta Foreman (knee), DeAndre Washington (hamstring)
Limited: Tyler Ervin (ribs), Todd Gurley (knee), Alvin Kamara (foot), Dalvin Cook (ankle), Dare Ogunbowale (hand), D’Andre Swift (concussion), Phillip Lindsay (knee), Salvon Ahmed (shoulder)
Full: Jordan Wilkins (ribs)
In Week 12, we were reminded that King Henry is the king for a reason. He managed his seventh game of 100 or more rushing yards and his fourth game with multiple scores. He’s currently on pace to finish the season with 1,828 rushing yards and 17 touchdowns.
Antonio Gibson continues to showcase his versatility and burst, exceeding 100 rushing yards to complement his three rushing touchdowns. As long as he continues to be fed, it’s clear that Gibson is bound for RB1 production, regardless of his poor offensive situation.
The most alarming performance of the week was that of Alvin Kamara. Fantasy managers saw teammate Latavius Murray exceed expectations as the RB3 on the week in non-PPR formats, while Kamara sat at RB34. With Taysom Hill under center, Kamara has yet to exceed 50% of offensive snaps. He will be a liability for fantasy managers heading into the playoffs if Drew Brees doesn’t return soon.
Raiders RB Josh Jacobs suffered a sprained ankle in Week 12. Testing was encouraging, per NFL’s Ian Rapoport, and he has a chance to play in Week 13. Even if Jacobs is available to play, Devontae Booker should be added as an insurance policy in all fantasy football formats.
Dalvin Cook left Sunday’s contest briefly with an ankle injury, though he did return to finish out the game.
Phillip Lindsay briefly exited Sunday’s contest against the Saints with a right knee injury. Head coach Vic Fangio described it as “minor” which is encouraging, however, if he is out for Week 13, Melvin Gordon could be a top play against the Chiefs on Sunday Night Football.
D’Andre Swift missed his first Thanksgiving day game as a Lion with a concussion. It sounds promising that he should return to the field in Week 13, in which case Adrian Peterson would take the backseat once again.
Christian McCaffrey could be in line to return next week from an AC joint sprain that has kept him out of the lineup since Week 9. The Panthers have a Week 13 bye, providing him some extra opportunity to rest up ahead of their next game against the Broncos.
Chris Carson returned from a foot sprain that has held him out since Week 7. He totaled 10 touches for 59 yards and a score, playing just 37% of offensive snaps.
The Bucs and Panthers are on a bye in Week 13. Fantasy managers will be without Christian McCaffrey, Mike Davis and the Bucs duo of Ronald Jones and Leonard Fournette.
David Montgomery, Chicago Bears
For the first time in 2020, David Montgomery exceeded 100 rushing yards, and he’ll look to continue on his hot streak in Week 13 against the Lions. This struggling defense has allowed nine rushing touchdowns to the running back position since Week 7. Despite the troubles that the Bears have had on offense, Montgomery is averaging 17 touches per game with consistent usage as a receiver to help boost his floor. He should have a solid game in this advantageous matchup as the Lions allow more than 150 scrimmage yards per game to opposing RBs, with a nice shot to find the end zone in Week 13.
Damien Harris, New England Patriots
A season-ending knee injury to Rex Burkhead has set the stage for an increased workload for this second-year RB, and he’s already making the most of his opportunities. Harris played a season-high 64% of snaps in Week 12, assuming 14 of the 20 rushing attempts made by RBs. There will always be a risk that Cam Newton snipes some goal line opportunities, capping Harris’ upside. However, the Patriots will face the Los Angeles Chargers in Week 13, who have been quite generous to opposing running backs. This defensive unit has allowed a rushing touchdown in each game since Week 7, including a 13 point game performance from Frank Gore, of all backs. Considering the matchup, Harris’ expected volume and 5.1 yards per carry average, he’s got good chance for a top-20 performance in Week 13.
Running back non-PPR rankings Week 18
|1||Jonathan Taylor||IND||@ JAC|
|2||Austin Ekeler||LAC||@ LV|
|3||Alvin Kamara||NO||@ ATL|
|4||Dalvin Cook||MIN||vs CHI|
|5||Nick Chubb||CLE||vs CIN|
|6||David Montgomery||CHI||@ MIN|
|7||Joe Mixon||CIN||@ CLE|
|8||Najee Harris||PIT||@ BAL|
|9||Josh Jacobs||LV||vs LAC|
|10||Rashaad Penny||SEA||@ ARI|
|11||Sony Michel||LAR||vs SF|
|12||Elijah Mitchell||SF||@ LAR|
|13||Rhamondre Stevenson||NE||@ MIA|
|14||Devin Singletary||BUF||vs NYJ|
|15||Darrel Williams||KC||@ DEN|
|16||D'Andre Swift||DET||vs GB|
|17||Antonio Gibson||WAS||@ NYG|
|18||Javonte Williams||DEN||vs KC|
|19||Ezekiel Elliott||DAL||@ PHI|
|20||Boston Scott||PHI||vs DAL|
|21||Melvin Gordon III||DEN||vs KC|
|22||Saquon Barkley||NYG||vs WAS|
|23||Damien Harris||NE||@ MIA|
|24||James Conner||ARI||vs SEA|
|25||D'Onta Foreman||TEN||@ HOU|
|26||Patrick Taylor Jr.||GB||@ DET|
|27||Devonta Freeman||BAL||vs PIT|
|28||Chase Edmonds||ARI||vs SEA|
|29||Cordarrelle Patterson||ATL||vs NO|
|30||Tony Pollard||DAL||@ PHI|
|31||Dare Ogunbowale||JAC||vs IND|
|32||Rex Burkhead||HOU||vs TEN|
|33||Tevin Coleman||NYJ||@ BUF|
|34||Jeff Wilson Jr.||SF||@ LAR|
|35||Jamaal Williams||DET||vs GB|
|36||Ronald Jones II||TB||vs CAR|
|37||Kareem Hunt||CLE||vs CIN|
|38||Michael Carter||NYJ||@ BUF|
|39||AJ Dillon||GB||@ DET|
|40||Ke'Shawn Vaughn||TB||vs CAR|
|41||Ty Johnson||NYJ||@ BUF|
|42||Mike Davis||ATL||vs NO|
|43||Chuba Hubbard||CAR||@ TB|
|44||Devontae Booker||NYG||vs WAS|
|45||Derrick Gore||KC||@ DEN|
|46||Duke Johnson Jr.||MIA||vs NE|
|48||Le'Veon Bell||TB||vs CAR|
|49||Jordan Howard||PHI||vs DAL|
|50||Aaron Jones||GB||@ DET|
|51||Jaret Patterson||WAS||@ NYG|
|52||Justin Jackson||LAC||@ LV|
|53||Craig Reynolds||DET||vs GB|
|54||Mark Ingram II||NO||@ ATL|
|55||Jeremy McNichols||TEN||@ HOU|
|56||Latavius Murray||BAL||vs PIT|
|57||Alexander Mattison||MIN||vs CHI|
|58||Austin Walter||NYJ||@ BUF|
|59||Nyheim Hines||IND||@ JAC|
|60||Ameer Abdullah||CAR||@ TB|
|61||Dontrell Hilliard||TEN||@ HOU|
|62||Phillip Lindsay||MIA||vs NE|
|63||Kenneth Gainwell||PHI||vs DAL|
|64||Cam Akers||LAR||vs SF|
|65||Zack Moss||BUF||vs NYJ|
|66||Peyton Barber||LV||vs LAC|
|67||Brandon Bolden||NE||@ MIA|
|68||DeeJay Dallas||SEA||@ ARI|
|69||Myles Gaskin||MIA||vs NE|
|70||D'Ernest Johnson||CLE||vs CIN|
|71||Samaje Perine||CIN||@ CLE|
|72||David Johnson||HOU||vs TEN|
|73||Khalil Herbert||CHI||@ MIN|
|74||Alex Collins||SEA||@ ARI|
|75||Ryquell Armstead||JAC||vs IND|
|76||JaMycal Hasty||SF||@ LAR|
|77||Royce Freeman||HOU||vs TEN|
|78||Benny Snell Jr.||PIT||@ BAL|
|79||Jonathan Williams||WAS||@ NYG|
|80||Wendell Smallwood||WAS||@ NYG|
|81||Eno Benjamin||ARI||vs SEA|
|82||Kyle Juszczyk||SF||@ LAR|
|83||Damien Williams||CHI||@ MIN|
|84||Joshua Kelley||LAC||@ LV|
|85||Wayne Gallman Jr.||MIN||vs CHI|
|86||Michael Burton||KC||@ DEN|
|87||Kene Nwangwu||MIN||vs CHI|
|88||Nathan Cottrell||JAC||vs IND|
|89||Travis Homer||SEA||@ ARI|
|90||Corey Clement||DAL||@ PHI|
|91||Deon Jackson||IND||@ JAC|
|92||Jake Funk||LAR||vs SF|
|93||Ty Montgomery||NO||@ ATL|
|94||Jalen Richard||LV||vs LAC|
|95||Elijhaa Penny||NYG||vs WAS|
|96||Godwin Igwebuike||DET||vs GB|
|97||Jakob Johnson||NE||@ MIA|
|98||Demetric Felton||CLE||vs CIN|
|99||Clyde Edwards-Helaire||KC||@ DEN|