Friday update: Bellinger is listed as questionable after getting in limited practices. It would seem like he has a good chance to play, but we’ll need to wait on reports.
Thursday update: Bellinger was able to get limited practices in on Wednesday and Thursday. He appears to be close to returning from his eye injury.
Week 13 of the NFL season is upon us. The New York Giants will take on the Washington Commanders in an NFC East divisional battle. The offense has struggled with injuries all season. Tight end Daniel Bellinger suffered a bad eye injury in Week 7. He has been sidelined ever since but was able to return to practice to start Week 13. Bellinger was listed as a limited participant in practice on Wednesday.
Fantasy football implications for Week 13
Bellinger had been starting to get more work in the Giants' offense. They struggle to have consistent production outside of running back Saquon Barkley, but Bellinger was beginning to see consistent targets before his injury. There was hope that he would be able to build his way to being a fantasy-relevant piece to this offense, but that was interrupted by the injury. In his first game back, Bellinger should be left on the bench until we see how he is used in the offense. Active or inactive, he shouldn’t be started in your fantasy lineups in Week 13.