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Najee Harris, Josh Jacobs, Davante Adams, and Others



Tonight, we have a Sunday Night Football matchup between two AFC playoff hopefuls — the Pittsburgh Steelers and Las Vegas Raiders.

The Raiders have NFL star power on their side, with Davante Adams and Josh Jacobs. The Steelers are looking to get Najee Harris going, or perhaps they lean more into Jaylen Warren. For this Sunday Night Football matchup, how should we be approaching Steelers vs. Raiders player prop betting picks? We break those down for tonight and give you our favorite plays.

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Top Steelers vs. Raiders Player Prop Bets to Target

Our team of betting experts give out their favorite player prop bets for Steelers vs. Raiders on Sunday Night Football.

All odds are from DraftKings Sportsbook unless noted otherwise.

Kenny Pickett Player Props

  • Passing Yards: 221.5 (Over -115/Under -115)
  • Pass Touchdowns: 1.5 (Over +150/Under -195)
  • Pass Completions: 20.5 (Over -140/Under +110)
  • Pass Attempts: 31.5 (Over -115/Under -115)
  • Interceptions: 0.5 (Over +105/Under -135)

I don’t think Kenny Pickett is an NFL-caliber starting quarterback. But he also doesn’t have an NFL-caliber play-caller doing him any favors.

The Raiders will present the weakest opposition so far, meaning this could be the week Pickett breaks out. That has me hesitant to take any of his unders. And I’m certainly not taking any overs. Pass on the Pickett props.

Najee Harris Player Props

  • Rushing Yards: 50.5 (Over -115/Under -115)
  • Receiving Yards: 10.5 (Over -105/Under -125)
  • Receptions: 1.5 (Over -150/Under +120)
  • Longest Rush: 13.5 (Over -115/Under -115)
  • Anytime Touchdown Scorer: +150
  • First Touchdown Scorer: +850

Even with runs of 21 and 17 yards, Najee Harris went under his rushing yardage line on Monday night. I don’t think Harris is particularly good, but I also don’t think his struggles are entirely his fault.

The Steelers offensive line is not generating any yards before contact for their running backs. And it’s not as if Harris has had any cupcake matchups. This week is the closest he will get.

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I still don’t trust Harris enough to make an official pick on his over, but I can offer a lean.

Lean: Longest rush over 13.5 yards (-120 at DraftKings)

Jaylen Warren Player Props

  • Rushing Yards: 28.5 (Over -125/Under -105)
  • Receiving Yards: 15.5 (Over -120/Under -110)
  • Receptions: 2.5 (Over -110/Under -120)
  • Longest Rush: 10.5 (Over -130/Under -105)
  • Anytime Touchdown Scorer: +205
  • First Touchdown Scorer: +1100

Last week, Jaylen Warren vastly outproduced Harris, primarily in the passing game. Warren caught four passes for a career-high 66 yards. He is consistently playing around 40% of the snaps.

While Warren is clearly the better passing game option, he’s still run just 31 routes in two games. He does lead all running backs in targets with 12, though. Given the favorable matchup, I think we get a solid game out of Warren.

Lean: Over 47.5 rush + receiving yards (-115 at DraftKings)

George Pickens Player Props

  • Receiving Yards: 51.5 (Over -115/Under -115)
  • Receptions: 4.5 (Over +110/Under -140)
  • Longest Reception: 21.5 (Over -110/Under -120)
  • Anytime Touchdown Scorer: +175
  • First Touchdown Scorer: +1000

Operating without Diontae Johnson, George Pickens displayed alpha upside, catching four passes for 127 yards and a touchdown. However, his performance wasn’t nearly as good as it should’ve been.

Pickens saw 10 targets, which is great, yet only caught four of them. The low catch rate is a product of poor play design and uncatchable targets.

The Raiders present an easier matchup, but I’m not confident enough to make any pick here. Pass.

Pat Freiermuth Player Props

  • Receiving Yards: 31.5 (Over -120/Under -110)
  • Receptions: 3.5 (Over -105/Under -125)
  • Longest Reception: 15.5 (Over -115/Under -115)
  • Anytime Touchdown Scorer: +220
  • First Touchdown Scorer: +1200

I know I want to fade Pat Freiermuth, who is a complete afterthought in the Steelers offense. I couldn’t decide how. So, I decided to split the bet.

This is a single-unit fade on Freiermuth in the form of two bets. So far, Freiermuth has exactly two catches for five yards on the season. His usage has been erratic, playing 50% of the snaps in Week 1 and 75% of the snaps in Week 2 (although a big hit to the chest may be to blame for Week 1).

Pat Freiermuth (88) is stopped by Cleveland Browns linebacker Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah (6) and safety Juan Thornhill (1) during the second quarter at Acrisure Stadium.
Sep 18, 2023; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA; Pittsburgh Steelers tight end Pat Freiermuth (88) is stopped by Cleveland Browns linebacker Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah (6) and safety Juan Thornhill (1) during the second quarter at Acrisure Stadium.

In Week 1, Freiermuth saw four targets. In Week 2, despite playing more and running two more routes, he saw just one target.

Simply put, Kenny Pickett’s first read is almost never the Muth. So, my read is to fade him.

Picks: Under 32.5 receiving yards (-113 on Ceasars) and under 3.5 receptions (-131 on Caesars)

Jimmy Garoppolo Player Props

  • Passing Yards: 239.5 (Over +105/Under -135)
  • Pass Touchdowns: 1.5 (Over +100/Under -130)
  • Pass Completions: 20.5 (Over -125/Under -105)
  • Pass Attempts: 30.5 (Over -125/Under -105)
  • Interceptions: 0.5 (Over -120/Under -110)

I am not quite sure why Jimmy Garoppolo’s passing yardage line is so high. He’s thrown for 185 and 200 yards in each of his first two games. One was a narrow win. The other was a blowout loss. Regardless of the game script, Garoppolo isn’t airing it out.

Now, his line is set at 40 yards higher than his best game so far. It’s a bit confusing. The under just seems so obvious. Perhaps I’m falling into a trap, but I have to recommend it.

Pick: Under 240.5 passing yards (-115 on BetMGM)

Josh Jacobs Player Props

  • Rushing Yards: 71.5 (Over -125/Under -105)
  • Receiving Yards: 16.5 (Over -115/Under -115)
  • Receptions: 2.5 (Over -120/Under -110)
  • Longest Rush: 14.5 (Over -125/Under -105)
  • Anytime Touchdown Scorer: -115
  • First Touchdown Scorer: +450

Last week, Josh Jacobs had a truly historic game. He had one of the worst rushing performances in the history of the NFL. You, the learned reader, sitting right there on your couch, had more rushing yards than Jacobs last week. He ran the ball nine times for negative two yards. Yes, you read that correctly.

Now, we’re supposed to believe he can run for over 70 yards? I have no idea what to make of Jacobs. The volume is there. The production hasn’t been. We’ve already got plenty of action on this game. Pass.

Davante Adams Player Props

  • Receiving Yards: 76.5 (Over -115/Under -115)
  • Receptions: 5.5 (Over -140/Under +110)
  • Longest Reception: 25.5 (Over -110/Under -120)
  • Anytime Touchdown Scorer: +110
  • First Touchdown Scorer: +600

Davante Adams — still good at football. He’s caught six passes in each of his first two games for 66 and 84 yards, respectively. Garoppolo isn’t throwing much, but when he is, he looks Adams’ way.

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This week, Jakobi Meyers is back, which should serve to reduce Adams’ target share a little bit. The Steelers had a lot of trouble defending Amari Cooper last week, but Adams’ lines are set high enough that I am not looking to pounce. This is another pass.

Jakobi Meyers Player Props

  • Receiving Yards: 53.5 (Over -115/Under -115)
  • Receptions: 4.5 (Over +100/Under -130)
  • Longest Reception: 21.5 (Over -115/Under -115)
  • Anytime Touchdown Scorer: +180
  • First Touchdown Scorer: +900

Jakobi Meyers missed last week’s game with a concussion. He’s back now, and when we last saw him, he caught nine of 10 targets for 81 yards and two touchdowns.

Adams is still the clear WR1, though. With just a one-game sample size, I don’t really have a feel for Meyers’ role. Pass.

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Tracking Every Injury, Including the Latest on Tyreek Hill, Keenan Allen, A.J. Brown, Chris Olave, Trey McBride, and Others




Injuries are an unfortunate reality of NFL life, but everyone who follows the league — fantasy football players, sports bettors, and fans of teams — wants the latest health information. In that vein, we’re tracking every NFL injury ahead of Week 13.

Let’s review the injury report for every game on the NFL’s Week 13 schedule. Remember, you can always stay updated on the latest injury buzz around the league with PFN’s NFL and Fantasy News Tracker.

NFL Week 13 Injury Tracker

Seattle Seahawks at Dallas Cowboys (TNF)

  • Seahawks: RB Kenneth Walker III, DOUBTFUL (oblique); WR Dee Eskridge, QUESTIONABLE (ribs); WR Dareke Young, DOUBTFUL (abdomen); TE Will Dissly, QUESTIONABLE (hip); G Phil Haynes, OUT (toe); DT Leonard Williams, QUESTIONABLE (ankle)
  • Cowboys: No injuries of note

Seahawks: Walker will likely miss his second straight game with an oblique injury after being listed with a “doubtful” designation. Second-round rookie Zach Charbonnet played 88% of Seattle’s offensive snaps and took 18 touches for 58 yards against the San Francisco 49ers last week with Walker sidelined.

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Cowboys: Every Dallas player fully practiced on Wednesday and will be available for Thursday night.

Indianapolis Colts at Tennessee Titans

  • Colts: RB Jonathan Taylor (thumb); WR Isaiah McKenzie (toe); DT DeForest Buckner (shoulder); CB JuJu Brents (quad)
  • Titans: QB Will Levis (ankle); WR Treylon Burks (concussion); G Daniel Brunskill (knee); LB Luke Gifford (shin)

ColtsTaylor underwent thumb surgery Wednesday and is expected to be sidelined for two to three weeks. Indy hopes he can return in Week 15 or 16, but Zack Moss will handle the Colts’ backfield until then.

McKenzie and Brents also failed to practice today, while Buckner was limited.

Titans: Levis appeared to be laboring in video from today’s practice. If he misses any time, Ryan Tannehill will take over under center.

Meanwhile, Burks was back for a limited practice after missing Tennessee’s last three games with a brain injury. The former first-round WR was sidelined for three other contests earlier this year while dealing with a knee issue.

Los Angeles Chargers at New England Patriots

  • Chargers: WR Keenan Allen (quadriceps); TE Nick Vannett (concussion); OT Rashawn Slater (back); OT Trey Pipkins (wrist); OL Zack Bailey (back); S JT Woods (illness)
  • Patriots: RB Ezekiel Elliott (thigh); RB Ty Montgomery (illness); WR Demario Douglas (concussion); WR Kayshon Boutte (shoulder); OT Trent Brown (ankle/chest); G Sidy Sow (ankle); C David Andrews (foot); DL Deatrich Wise Jr. (shoulder); LB Ja’Whaun Bentley (hamstring); LB Chris Board (back); ST Matthew Slater (ankle)

Chargers: Allen had been on Los Angeles’ injury report for the past two weeks with a shoulder issue, but now he’s dealing with a quadriceps injury. He didn’t practice on Wednesday, meaning we’ll need to keep an eye on his participation throughout the week.

First-round rookie Quentin Johnston has struggled mightily this year, but he’ll be in line for a significant target share against New England if Allen is sidelined.

Patriots: Douglas was New England’s only player who couldn’t practice due to an injury on Wednesday. The sixth-round rookie — the Pats’ leading receiver — said after Week 12 that he didn’t suffer a concussion, but Douglas must have developed symptoms.

Detroit Lions at New Orleans Saints

  • Lions: RB David Montgomery (foot); G Jonah Jackson (ankle/wrist); LB Alex Anzalone (hand); S Tracy Walker (shoulder)
  • Saints: RB Kendre Miller (ankle); WR Chris Olave (concussion); WR Rashid Shaheed (thigh); C Erik McCoy (shoulder); EDGE Cameron Jordan (ankle); LB Pete Werner (shoulder/oblique); S Marcus Maye (shoulder); K Blake Grupe (right groin)

Lions: Montgomery came up hobbling after scoring a touchdown in Week 12 but remained in Detroit’s eventual loss to the Green Bay Packers. He was limited on Wednesday, so we’ll need to keep watching his participation throughout the week. Craig Reynolds will pick up more work behind Jahmyr Gibbs if Montgomery sits.

Anzalone failed to practice today and is expected to miss multiple games after suffering a hand injury against the Packers. Fellow Lions LBs Derrick Barnes, Jack Campbell, and Malcolm Rodriguez will take on added responsibilities.

Saints: New Orleans is dealing with serious wide receiver problems. Olave was a limited practice participant on Wednesday but will need to clear the NFL’s concussion protocol in order to play against the Lions. Shaheed was a DNP and isn’t expected to suit up on Sunday. Expect A.T. Perry and Lynn Bowden to work as the Saints’ top two WRs.

The concerns don’t stop on the defensive side of the ball. One starter at each level — Jordan, Werner, and Maye — failed to practice today.

Atlanta Falcons at New York Jets

  • Falcons: WR Mack Hollins (ankle); OT Jake Matthews (hip); LB Nate Landman (thigh)
  • Jets: QB Aaron Rodgers (Achilles); RB Breece Hall (hamstring); RB Israel Abanikanda (illness); OT Mekhi Becton (ankle); OT Billy Turner (finger); OL Wes Schweitzer (calf); EDGE Will McDonald (shoulder); CB Michael Carter II (hamstring); CB Justin Hardee (hamstring)

FalconsLandman was the only injured Falcon who failed to practice today. The 2022 undrafted free agent has been one of this season’s breakout defenders, and Atlanta doesn’t want to lose him, even against a woeful New York offense.

Jets: Gang Green made news on Wednesday by designating Rodgers to return from injured reserve (IR). Head coach Robert Saleh cautioned that opening Rodgers’ 21-day return window wasn’t as much about preparing the veteran QB as it was “a progression in his rehab.” It remains unclear if Rodgers will play if New York is clearly out of the playoff race by the time he’s ready.

Hall was limited today, but there’s no indication he’s in danger of missing time. Abanikanda was the only Jet who missed practice on Wednesday.

Arizona Cardinals at Pittsburgh Steelers

  • Cardinals: WR Marquise Brown (heel); WR Michael Wilson (shoulder); TE Trey McBride (groin); OL Elijah Wilkinson (neck); DT Kevin Strong (knee); CB Antonio Hamilton (groin); CB Starling Thomas (ankle); S Jalen Thompson (ribs); S Joey Blount (knee)
  • Steelers: WR Calvin Austin (ankle)

CardinalsKyler Murray’s pass-catching options are undoubtedly banged up, as none of Brown, Wilson, or McBride practiced on Wednesday.

Wilson missed last week’s game, while Brown was listed as questionable but ultimately suited up and played 62 snaps. McBride also saw his regular action, so it’s possible both players were simply receiving rest today.

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Steelers: Pittsburgh rested several veterans on Wednesday, but Austin was the only player not practicing due to injury. Safety Minkah Fitzpatrick, who missed the past month with a hamstring issue, was back on the field for a full practice.

Miami Dolphins at Washington Commanders

  • Dolphins: RB Raheem Mostert (ankle/knee); RB De’Von Achane (knee); RB Chris Brooks (knee); FB Alec Ingold (foot/ankle); WR Tyreek Hill (ankle); WR Chase Claypool (knee); TE Durham Smythe (ankle); OT Terron Armstead (quad/knee); OT Kendall Lamm (back); G Robert Hunt (hamstring); G Robert Jones (knee); C Connor Williams (illness); EDGE Bradley Chubb (knee); S Jevon Holland (knee); DB Elijah Campbell (shoulder); LS Blake Ferguson (ankle)
  • Commanders: FB Alex Armah (hamstring); C Tyler Larsen (knee); EDGE James Smith-Williams (hamstring); CB Emmanuel Forbes (elbow)

DolphinsMiami’s injury report is almost comically long, so we’ll focus on the four players who failed to practice to begin the week: Mostert, Hill, Lamm, and Holland.

Mostert and Hill are consistently given days off early in the week, so it’s probably not worth getting concerned about their Week 13 availability just yet. Still, Hill did roll his ankle against the Jets on Black Friday, so his participation on Thursday will be critical.

Lamm won’t be starting, assuming Armstead is healthy, while Holland’s knee injury isn’t considered serious.

For more on Miami, check out Adam Beasley’s Wednesday report from Dolphins practice.

Commanders: Washington is relatively healthy entering Week 13. Armah, Smith-Williams, and Forbes all missed last week’s game. Larsen played every snap, so his Wednesday DNP was likely rest-related.

Denver Broncos at Houston Texans

  • Broncos: WR Jerry Jeudy (groin); WR Marvin Mims Jr. (hamstring); WR Brandon Johnson (hamstring); TE Greg Dulcich (hamstring); K Wil Lutz (right hip)
  • Texans: WR Tank Dell (calf); WR Noah Brown (knee); TE Dalton Schultz (hamstring); OT Laremy Tunsil (knee); OT George Fant (hip); DT Sheldon Rankins (elbow); LB Jake Hansen (hamstring/hand); S Jimmie Ward (hamstring)

Broncos: Jeudy didn’t practice today, but head coach Sean Payton said the fourth-year wideout is “fine” and suggested Jeudy will practice on Thursday.

Mims was listed as limited on Wednesday. Johnson and Dulcich are still on IR, but the Broncos opened their 21-day return windows.

Texans: Although Dell didn’t practice today, his calf injury is considered minor, and he’s expected to play against Denver on Sunday. Brown is trending toward returning this week, but Schultz was a DNP on Wednesday, so his participation will be worth watching.

Other Texans who failed to practice today included Tunsil, Fant, Rankins, and Ward.

Carolina Panthers at Tampa Bay Buccaneers

  • Panthers: WR Laviska Shenault (ankle); TE Hayden Hurst (concussion); TE Tommy Tremble (hip); G Chandler Zavala (knee); G Cade Mays (ankle); EDGE Yetur Gross-Matos (hamstring); EDGE D.J. Johnson (elbow); EDGE Marquis Haynes (back); CB Jaycee Horn (hamstring); S Vonn Bell (shoulder); S Jeremy Chinn (quadriceps)
  • Buccaneers: EDGE YaYa Diaby (ankle); DT Mike Greene (calf); LB Lavonte David (groin); LB Devin White (foot); LB SirVoccea Dennis (illness); CB Carlton Davis (ankle); CB Jamel Dean (ankle/foot)

PanthersHurst has missed two games with a concussion, while Zavala, Johnson, and Bell all left Sunday’s game with injuries. That group, plus Shenault, Haynes, and Tremble, failed to practice on Wednesday. Zavala is a candidate for IR and could miss the rest of the 2023 season.

Buccaneers: Baker Mayfield injured his ankle on a QB sneak attempt in Week 12 and was sore after Tampa Bay’s loss to the Colts, but he was a full practice participant on Wednesday and is expected to start against the Panthers.

David and Dean missed last Sunday’s game and did not practice today. Greene and Dennis also sat out Wednesday’s practice, while Diaby, White, and Davis were limited.

Cleveland Browns at Los Angeles Rams

  • Browns: QB Dorian Thompson-Robinson (concussion); RB Kareem Hunt (groin); WR Marquise Goodwin (concussion); G Wyatt Teller (calf); EDGE Myles Garrett (shoulder); CB Denzel Ward (shoulder); S Juan Thornhill (calf)
  • Rams: DT Larrell Murchison (knee); S Quentin Lake (hamstring)

Browns: DTR didn’t practice today, while Cleveland also elevated Joe Flacco into its QB2 role ahead of P.J. Walker. If Thompson-Robinson can’t clear the NFL’s concussion protocol, Flacco will start against Los Angeles.

Hunt sat out of Wednesday’s session, too. He played just 26% of the Browns’ offensive snaps on Sunday and may have been limited by a groin issue. Pierre Strong Jr. will see more work behind Jerome Ford if Hunt misses game action.

Garrett also failed to practice today, but head coach Kevin Steanski suggested the All-Pro pass rusher should be able to suit up this week.

Rams: Cooper Kupp (ankle) and Puka Nacua (shoulder) practiced on Wednesday, so Matthew Stafford should have both of his top receivers available against the Browns. Lake was the only Ram not practicing.

San Francisco 49ers at Philadelphia Eagles

  • 49ers: RB Jordan Mason (hamstring); WR Ray-Ray McCloud (ribs); G Spencer Burford (knee); DT Arik Armstead (foot)
  • Eagles: RB D’Andre Swift (ankle); WR A.J. Brown (thigh); WR DeVonta Smith (knee); WR Julio Jones (knee) TE Dallas Goedert (forearm); TE Grant Calcaterra (ankle); OT Lane Johnson (groin); LB Zach Cunningham (hamstring); DT Fletcher Cox (groin); DT Jordan Davis (hamstring); DT Milton Williams (concussion); S Justin Evans (knee)

49ersArmstead didn’t practice on Wednesday, which is incredibly concerning heading into a critical NFC matchup against Philadelphia. We’ll need to monitor his practice participation throughout the week. Javon Kinlaw will see more snaps on Sunday if Armstead can’t suit up.

Mason and McCloud also sat out today’s practice. Burford missed Week 12 but was limited on Wednesday.

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Eagles: Swift and Brown were listed on Philadelphia’s injury report entering Week 12 but ultimately had no issues suiting up against the Buffalo Bills.

Brown isn’t the only Eagles wideout dealing with an injury, but none of Philly’s WRs missed practice on Wednesday. Goedert is pushing to return this week but failed to practice today.

Cox also sat out practice after suffering a groin injury on Sunday. Cunningham’s hamstring issue has led the Eagles to explore a potential Shaquille Leonard addition.

Kansas City Chiefs at Green Bay Packers (SNF)

  • Chiefs: RB Jerick McKinnon (groin); LB Nick Bolton (wrist)
  • Packers: RB Aaron Jones (knee); RB AJ Dillon (groin); WR Jayden Reed (chest); TE Josiah Deguara (hip); LB De’Vondre Campbell (neck); EDGE Rashan Gary (shoulder); DT Kenny Clark (shoulder); CB Jaire Alexander (shoulder); CB Eric Stokes (hamstring); CB Robert Rochell (calf); S Rudy Ford (biceps)

ChiefsMcKinnon missed Sunday’s game and was the only Chief who didn’t practice today. Bolton got in a limited session as he works his way back from IR.

Packers: Jones still isn’t practicing after missing Green Bay’s Thanksgiving Day win over the Lions, while Dillon was also a Wednesday DNP. Dillon was limited during last week’s practices but ultimately handled  17 touches in Week 12. Patrick Taylor is the only other RB on the Packers’ active roster.

Reed didn’t practice today, either. He injured his chest during last Thursday’s practice but was a full Friday participant and played against Detroit.

Cincinnati Bengals at Jacksonville Jaguars (MNF)

  • Bengals: TBD
  • Jaguars: TBD


Jaguars: TBD

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News on Aaron Jones, AJ Dillon, and Kareem Hunt Impacting Week 13 RB Rankings




It’s always a challenge to navigate through injuries in fantasy football. The RB position has several players dealing with issues. The time to set Week 13 lineups is near. What are the latest fantasy injury updates on Aaron Jones, AJ Dillon, and Kareem Hunt?

Latest News and Injury Updates Impacting Fantasy

Aaron Jones, RB, Green Bay Packers

Two weeks ago, Aaron Jones went down with an ugly-looking knee injury. Given the way it looked, combined with Jones’ reaction to the injury, it sure felt like he was going to be done for the season. Fortunately, Jones escaped with an MCL sprain.

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Last week, Jones was able to stretch with the team but did not officially practice at all. He did not play on Thanksgiving.

To begin this week, it was more of the same. Jones did not practice, remaining inside with the rehab group, according to Rob Demovsky.

Wednesday practices do not mean much this late in the season. However, when players have previously missed a game, they usually practice on the Wednesday before they return. Jones logging a DNP does not bode well for his chances.

Furthermore, we’ve already seen Jones attempt to return too soon from a hamstring strain, which sidelined him even longer than expected. As a result, look for the Packers to be extra cautious with their top running back.

Even if Jones is able to return to a limited practice on Thursday or Friday, which is not something I expect anyway, fantasy managers should prepare to be without him once again.

With Jones out, AJ Dillon will operate as the lead back. But he’s got an injury of his own …

AJ Dillon, RB, Green Bay Packers

Last week, Dillon got the start with Jones inactive. However, he played just 52% of the snaps. Dillon was his usual inefficient self, carrying the ball 14 times for 43 yards. He salvaged his fantasy outing with three catches for 38 yards.

Whenever Jones misses time, Dillon operates as the lead back, but it’s never exciting for fantasy purposes. He’s just a volume-based RB3. That is what fantasy managers can expect from Dillon this week against a strong Kansas City Chiefs defense. Of course, that is if Dillon is able to go, himself.

Dillon was on the injury report last week with a groin issue. He was able to get in a couple of limited practices before ultimately suiting up. Notably, he did not miss a practice.

Although it is only Wednesday, it’s been six days since the Packers played. In theory, Dillon should be able to practice. The fact that he didn’t is a little bit concerning.

If there’s any good news, it’s not a new injury for Dillon. He’s still managing a groin injury he’s played through for two weeks now.

It sounds as if the decision to hold Dillon out of practice was more precautionary than anything else, according to Matt LaFleur, per Tom Silverstein.

I’m optimistic the Packers are choosing to use the extended time between games to allow Dillon to heal. He’s been playing through the injury and hasn’t looked to be significantly hampered by it. As long as Dillon returns to a limited session on Thursday, he should be good to go for Sunday.

In the event Jones and Dillon are both out, Patrick Taylor would be the lead back. The Packers would have to sign at least one, if not two backs to put behind Taylor. Neither would be even remotely fantasy-relevant.

Kareem Hunt, RB, Cleveland Browns

Last week, Kareem Hunt played just 26% of the offensive snaps. While he hasn’t played more than 44% all season, the 26% number was surprisingly low. Perhaps now we know why. Hunt is currently dealing with a groin injury. He did not practice on Wednesday.

Currently, we don’t know any specifics about Hunt’s injury. If he gets in a limited practice on Thursday or Friday, that probably puts him on track to play.

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However, Hunt’s status doesn’t really have my of a fantasy impact. He is nowhere near fantasy-relevant as long as Jerome Ford remains healthy.

Hunt operated as the lead back while Ford was nursing an ankle sprain. But once Ford fully recovered, Ford was right back in the lead role, which is clearly what the Cleveland Browns want.

Hunt is averaging just 3.21 ypc on the season. He’s only had useful fantasy games when he’s scored, which is something he did for five consecutive games from Weeks 6-10.

Outside of the touchdowns, Hunt just doesn’t offer much. The once-great receiving back offers nothing in the passing game. He has a total of nine catches on the season and hasn’t caught a single one in three of his last four games.

If Hunt can’t go, Pierre Strong Jr. will run as the RB2 behind Hunt. He would not be on the fantasy radar, either.

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Keenan Allen, Jayden Reed, and Dontayvion Wicks Impacting Week 13 Rankings




It is late in the fantasy football season, and players are banged up and dealing with bumps, bruises, and more as teams look toward the postseason. What are the latest fantasy injury updates with Keenan Allen, Jayden Reed, and Dontayvion Wicks, and how could it affect your fantasy starting lineup?

WR Injury Updates

Keenan Allen, WR, Los Angeles Chargers

The Los Angeles Chargers’ star WR Allen still looks solid at almost 32 years old. He is currently the WR2 on the season and has three weeks where he was the WR1. After playing 65 out of the 66 snaps on Sunday night in the loss to the Baltimore Ravens, Allen popped up on the injury report today.

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He missed practice on Wednesday due to a quad issue. It is unclear what the specific injury is or if Allen was just enjoying an extra day off of rest. Fantasy managers should keep an eye on the Los Angeles practice reports as the week progresses to make sure Allen is able to play against New England this week.

It is a decent matchup for WRs against the Patriots — they give up the ninth most fantasy points to opposing WRs, so no doubt Los Angeles wants Allen on the field. Not to mention, the options behind Allen are sparse, with rookie Quentin Johnston and the speedy Jalen Guyton batting cleanup.

Jayden Reed, WR, Green Bay Packers

Rookie WR Reed has been a pleasant surprise on a young Green Bay Packers team trying to find its new identity. Reed is WR30 currently and has almost 500 yards receiving and five TDs. He was WR25 in the Packers’ Thanksgiving upset of the Detroit Lions.

Over the last couple of weeks, Reed has been dealing with a chest injury. Leading up to their Week 12 matchup, Reed was limited on the Tuesday of that week, and it seems like he is still battling the issue. He didn’t practice on Wednesday this week.

The Packers play the Chiefs on Sunday night and would love to have their full arsenal of weapons out and available. If Reed is unavailable, Christian Watson, who has been coming on strong lately, could see more snaps. Watson was the WR10 in Week 12 and had seven targets from Jordan Love.

Dontayvion Wicks, WR, Green Bay Packers

Fellow rookie WR Wicks had his best fantasy game of the season in Week 11 when he finished as WR25. That week, he caught three of his five targets for 91 yards. Wicks is deeper down the depth chart behind Reed, Watson, and Romeo Doubs, but he is showing flashes of talent.

Near the end of the Week 11 game against the Chargers, Wicks sustained a concussion. He also seemed to be dealing with a knee issue. Wicks did not pass the protocol and did not play in the Thanksgiving game.

On Monday, head coach Mike LaFleur stated that Wicks had cleared concussion protocol. However, he was still limited at Wednesday’s practice due to the knee.

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