We enter Week 13 of the NFL season with as many key players injured as ever. Let’s take a look at Cam Akers, PJ Walker, Joe Mixon, and Leonard Fournette’s injuries and how serious they are.
Fantasy Injury Week 13 Update: Cam Akers, PJ Walker, Joe Mixon and Leonard Fournette
- Cam Akers
Cam Akers was one of a few players across the league who missed practice this week due to illness. Normally, a Wednesday illness designation has no significant consequences.
This is one to watch in the coming days because the impact on fantasy value could be massive. Kyren Williams becomes an extremely appealing fantasy option if Akers is out or limited this week.
UPDATE 2: Walker (ankle) is officially inactive for Sunday’s game against Denver.
UPDATE: Sam Darnold has been named the Panthers’ starting quarterback for Week 12.
Baker Mayfield took over at quarterback for the Panthers in Week 11 while PJ Walker was out with an ankle sprain, and boy, was he bad.
We don’t know what path the Panthers will take at quarterback, but according to head coach Steve Wilks, we’ll learn more about Walker’s status during Wednesday’s practice.
We’ll know how Walker’s week off has helped his ankle at that point.
- Joe Mixon
UPDATE 3: Mixon (concussion) was a limited participant in Thursday’s practice
UPDATE 2: Coach Zac Taylor noted Friday that Mixon (concussion) won’t play Sunday against the Titans, Geoff Hobson of the Bengals’ official site reports.
UPDATE: Mixon suffered a concussion during last week’s victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers and did not return.
Mixon didn’t do much before leaving after scoring five touchdowns in his previous game.
Even so, there has to be some concern about his availability in Week 12 against a hot Tennessee Titans team.
To play, Mixon will obviously have to go through the NFL concussion protocol.
Zac Taylor says Joe Mixon is in the concussion protocol right now
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We’ll provide more information as practices continue this week.
If Mixon is unable to play, Samaje Perine will receive the majority of the reps against an elite Titans run defense.
- Leonard Fournette
UPDATE 1: Fournette (hip) practiced in full Thursday.
UPDATE: Fournette (hip) is listed as doubtful for Sunday’s game against the Browns, Scott Smith of the Buccaneers’ official site reports.
We’ll learn more about the severity of Fournette’s hip injury when the Bucs return to practice on Wednesday, but with the bye week in Week 11, Fournette’s status is in doubt.
According to Deepak Chona, a medical professional, depending on the type of hip injury, players are usually out for no more than one week.
According to the Buccaneers’ most recent practice report, Fournette was a limited participant today.
Fournette is expected to play in Week 12, according to all reports, but his continued practice participation should be monitored.
NFL Schedule 2022 – NFL Week 13
Sunday, Dec. 4
Pittsburgh Steelers at Atlanta Falcons, 1 p.m., CBS
Denver Broncos at Baltimore Ravens, 1 p.m., CBS
Green Bay Packers at Chicago Bears, 1 p.m., Fox
Jacksonville Jaguars at Detroit Lions, 1 p.m., Fox
Cleveland Browns at Houston Texans, 1 p.m., CBS
New York Jets at Minnesota Vikings, 1 p.m., CBS
Washington Commanders at New York Giants, 1 p.m., Fox
Tennessee Titans at Philadelphia Eagles, 1 p.m., Fox
Seattle Seahawks at Los Angeles Rams, 4:05 p.m., Fox
Miami Dolphins at San Francisco 49ers, 4:05 p.m., Fox
Kansas City Chiefs at Cincinnati Bengals, 4:25 p.m., CBS
Los Angeles Chargers at Las Vegas Raiders, 4:25 p.m., CBS
Indianapolis Colts at Dallas Cowboys, 8:20 p.m., NBC
Monday, Dec. 5
New Orleans Saints at Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 8:15 p.m., ESPN