Josh Allen, Matthew Stafford and Ezekiel Elliott for Week 12 fantasy injury reports. How might their injuries affect the Week 11 landscape? Let’s get started.
Week 12 Fantasy Injury Report: Josh Allen, Matthew Stafford and Ezekiel Elliott
- Josh Allen
- Matthew Stafford
- Ezekiel Elliott
1. Josh Allen
UPDATE 3: According to Chris Brown of the Bills’ official website, Allen (right elbow) was listed as limited on Monday’s practice estimate.
UPDATE 2: Allen (right elbow) doesn’t have a designation for Sunday’s game against the Browns in Detroit.
UPDATE: With his elbow injury, Buffalo’s star quarterback Josh Allen carries no injury designation into this weekend. Throughout the week, he was a “limited participant” in practice.
Unlike last week, there is no doubt about Allen’s right elbow’s status ahead of kickoff. However, due to a Lake Effect Snow Warning in the Buffalo area, the NFL moved the Bills’ Week 11 home game to a neutral site, with the same 1:00 p.m. ET kickoff time.
Allen will thus face a Cleveland defense that has allowed the seventh-most yards per attempt (7.6) to opposing quarterbacks this season in Ford Field’s cozy confines.
UPDATE 5: According to Skyler Carlin of USA Today, the Rams have yet to place Stafford in the NFL’s concussion protocol after undergoing additional testing on Monday.
UPDATE 4: Stafford is listed as questionable for Sunday’s game in New Orleans due to a concussion
UPDATE 3: Stafford has cleared the NFL’s concussion protocol and is expected to play against New Orleans, according to Gary Klein of the Los Angeles Times.
UPDATE 2: Stafford returned to practice on Wednesday and Thursday, indicating that he will most likely play in Week 11 against New Orleans.
UPDATE: Stafford (concussion protocol) is progressing well, according to Sean McVay, but he is still questionable for this week’s game against the Cardinals.
Stafford has not participated in practice since entering concussion protocol.
Stafford’s entry into concussion protocol on Wednesday isn’t a good sign for his Week 10 availability, and the Rams will almost certainly start backup QB John Wolford against the Cardinals this week.
This season, the Rams have allowed the fifth-most sacks (28), which most likely contributed to Stafford’s concussion.
Cooper Kupp, Allen Robinson, and Tyler Higbee’s fantasy projections will suffer if Wolford starts, but we’d still keep Kupp and Higbee in lineups because of the matchup.
While the Rams would prefer to rely more on the run with Wolford at quarterback, their inability to gain much ground (31st in rushing yards) complicates matters.
3. Ezekiel Elliott
UPDATE 3: According to Adam Caplan of SiriusXM NFL Radio, Elliott (knee) was listed as a limited participant on Monday’s estimated injury report.
UPDATE 2: According to Michael Gehlken of The Dallas Morning News, the Cowboys did not promote a running back from the practice squad this week, indicating Elliott (knee) will play against the Vikings on Sunday.
UPDATE: According to Jon Machota of the Athletic, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones told 105.3 The Fan that he expects Zeke Elliott to play in Week 11 against the Vikings, and that “we’re a better team when we’ve got him and have him available.”
Elliott told reporters on Thursday that he expects to play against the Vikings on Sunday, according to ESPN’s Ed Werder.
According to NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero, Elliott (knee) participated in a walkthrough practice on Wednesday after missing the Cowboys’ previous two games.
According to Pelissero, Cowboys head coach Mike McCarthy told reporters that if Elliott is physically fit, he will play against the Vikings on Sunday.
Elliott was supposed to play last week against Green Bay, according to Jones, but it was not to be. The Cowboys’ ground attack hasn’t missed a beat even without Elliott, as Tony Pollard has back-to-back 100-yard games against the Bears (131 yards) and Packers (131 yards) (115).
If Elliott misses his third consecutive game, owners will turn to Pollard, who faces the Vikings on Sunday.
Although Minnesota’s defense allows the sixth-fewest fantasy points per game to running backs this season, Bills running back Devin Singletary scored two touchdowns. Pollard will always be a must-start, whereas Elliott is merely a flex who is better suited for standard leagues than PPR.
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