With three running backs returning from injured reserve in recent weeks, fantasy football injury news in Week 12 is relatively quiet. However, there are some intriguing players who are about to or will be eligible to return in the coming weeks. Consider when players like Marquise Brown, Carson Wentz, and Randall Cobb were active.
The latest injury status of Carson Wentz, Gus Edwards and Marquise Brown
UPDATE 2: Wentz (finger) is expected to serve as the Commanders’ backup quarterback once he’s activated from injured reserve, with Taylor Heinicke set to retain the starting job “unless something changes dramatically,” Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
UPDATE: Wentz (finger) has resumed throwing but won’t return to practice Wednesday.
In Week 11, Carson Wentz could be activated from injured reserve. However, given the way Taylor Heinicke has performed in his absence, Wentz’s return to the starting lineup is not guaranteed.
If you’ve been stashing Wentz on your IR in anticipation of his return, you’ll find it difficult to do so when he does. If there is no timetable for his return to a starting role, you may be wasting a roster spot.
Wentz is only a viable stash option in 14-team or deeper Superflex formats.
- Gus Edwards
UPDATE 3: Edwards (hamstring/knee) is listed as questionable for Sunday’s game in Jacksonville by the Ravens.
UPDATE 2: Edwards has officially been fired.
UPDATE: According to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, Edwards is not expected to play, but a final decision will be made after pre-game warmups.
According to the team’s official injury report, Edwards (hamstring) is listed as “questionable” for Baltimore’s Week 11 home game against Carolina.
After missing the Ravens’ most recent game against the Saints in Week 9, Edwards was limited in practice all week.
While Edwards has been fairly efficient in his first two games, a solid fantasy day for Edwards would be one in which he reaches the end zone.
Through two games, Edwards has yet to record a reception while also playing on less than 40% of the team’s snaps.
If Edwards is inactive for the second straight game, Kenyan Drake rises to a solid RB2 with upside in a favorable matchup against a Panthers defense that has struggled to contain RBs.
Windy conditions could also mean more carries for Baltimore’s backs.
- Marquise Brown
UPDATE 3: Coach Kliff Kingsbury said Friday that he expects Brown (foot) to play against the Chargers on Sunday.
UPDATE 2: Brown (foot) wasn’t activated from injured reserve ahead of Monday night’s game against the 49ers, Darren Urban of the Cardinals’ official site reports.
UPDATE: Brown (foot) took part in some individual drills at Thursday’s practice.
Brown, who suffered a non-surgical foot injury in Week 6, is eligible to be activated from injured reserve this week.
Brown was placed on injured reserve prior to Week 7, meaning he has now missed all four games required. As a result, Brown may return to practice this week and possibly play against the San Francisco 49ers.
The initial prognosis for the injury suggested a six-week absence. Brown would have been eligible to return after the Arizona Cardinals’ bye week in Week 14.
With the Cardinals at 4-6 and their season on the line, they’ll want their WR2 back as soon as possible without jeopardizing his health.
NFL Schedule 2022 – NFL Week 12
Thursday, Nov. 24
Buffalo Bills at Detroit Lions, 12:30 p.m., CBS
New York Giants at Dallas Cowboys, 4:30 p.m., Fox
New England Patriots at Minnesota Vikings, 8:20 p.m., NBC
Sunday, Nov. 27
Denver Broncos at Carolina Panthers, 1 p.m., Fox
Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Cleveland Browns, 1 p.m., Fox
Baltimore Ravens at Jacksonville Jaguars, 1 p.m., CBS
Houston Texans at Miami Dolphins, 1 p.m., CBS
Chicago Bears at New York Jets, 1 p.m., Fox
Cincinnati Bengals at Tennessee Titans, 1 p.m., CBS
Atlanta Falcons at Washington Commanders, 1 p.m., Fox
Los Angeles Chargers at Arizona Cardinals, 4:05 p.m., CBS
Las Vegas Raiders at Seattle Seahawks, 4:05 p.m., CBS
Los Angeles Rams at Kansas City Chiefs, 4:25 p.m., Fox
New Orleans Saints at San Francisco 49ers, 4:25 p.m., Fox
Green Bay Packers at Philadelphia Eagles, 8:20 p.m., NBC
Monday, Nov. 28
Pittsburgh Steelers at Indianapolis Colts, 8:15 p.m., ESPN