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NFL Injury Report: Doug Baldwin, DeSean Jackson, Danny Amendola, Tyrell Williams for Week 12

NFL Injury Report: Doug Baldwin

NFL Injury Report: Doug Baldwin

With just two teams on bye in Week 12, it's not that surprising that fantasy owners have to sift through injury reports that are a little longer. Even with three games on Thanksgiving, there are plenty of wide receivers worth paying attention to.

Pierre Garcon has already been ruled out, while A.J. Green (who was downgraded Saturday afternoon from questionable), Marquise Goodwin (not injury-related) and Devin Funchess are all doubtful. Earlier this week, it appeared that Green maybe had a shot at playing, but it looks like he may be able to return for Week 13 instead.

As for the other positions, while the quantity may be not as great when you combine quarterbacks, running backs, tight ends and yes, even kicker, the name-brand value is pretty high. As always, be sure to check the inactive report prior to game time to ensure that all the players you want to start are in fact active.

Positional Rankings: QB I RB I WR I TE I DST I K I Flex

Teams on bye: Kansas City, Los Angeles Rams

Doug Baldwin (groin), WR, Seattle Seahawks at Carolina Panthers, 1 p.m.

Fantasy owners should be looking for other options if they own Baldwin. The good news is the Seahawks are on the East Coast, and they play at 1 p.m. ET. However, after suffering a setback with his groin injury and not practicing all week, it seems unlikely that Baldwin will play. The team will likely test him in warm-ups and ultimately make a final decision. However, even when players with that status do end up playing, they are susceptible to in-game injuries or limited snaps. Leave Baldwin on the bench even if active.

DeSean Jackson (thumb), WR, Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. San Francisco 49ers, 1 p.m.

Jackson has had the thumb injury for a few weeks, so fantasy owners should plan on having him available in Week 12. D-Jax has always been a boom-or-bust player, and he and Jameis Winston don’t have the same connection that he had with Ryan Fitzpatrick. He has four touchdowns this season, and only one of them came from Winston. However, the possibility of the big play is there, leaving him as a WR3.

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Danny Amendola (hamstring) and DeVante Parker (shoulder), WRs, Miami Dolphins at Indianapolis Colts, 4:25 p.m.

Both receivers are questionable, but both are expected to play. The matchup with the Colts is a good one, and Amendola (38 percent owned) is a decent PPR option. In Week 10, he had seven receptions for 72 yards, and he’s had at least five receptions in the past five games. He only has one touchdown in that span, but Amendola is a WR3. Parker had a huge game in Week 8, faltered in Week 9, and had a decent (5/43/0) outing in Week 10. Parker is a WR4.

Tyrell Williams (quad), WR, Los Angeles Chargers vs. Arizona Cardinals, 4:05 p.m.

Williams put in limited practices on both Thursday and Friday, so it appears he has a chance to play. Williams possesses big-play potential, as he's averaging nearly 20 yards per catch and has five touchdowns, but the problem is that he gets around four targets per game. The combination of his limited usage to begin with, added to a quad injury that could hamper his speed/explosiveness and the late afternoon start time makes him a risky option for Week 12. It's probably best to leave Williams on the bench.

Randall Cobb (hamstring), WR, Green Bay Packers at Minnesota Packers, 8:20 p.m.

Cobb was able to put in some limited practice time this week, but it’s not a lock that he plays in Week 12. He’s been dealing with the hamstring injury since Week 9, and fantasy owners shouldn’t count on Cobb, especially with the Packers playing on Sunday night. Cobb’s presence may put a slight dent into Marquez Valdes-Scantling’s target share, although it’s hard to drop from three targets (where he caught one for eight yards) in Week 11.

Robby Anderson (ankle), WR, New York Jets vs. New England Patriots, 1 p.m.

Anderson hasn’t played since Week 9, and the Jets had a bye last week. The ankle still isn’t 100 percent, and while Anderson may play, fantasy owners would be wise to keep him on the bench. He did not practice Wednesday or Thursday, and finally returned to a limited practice on Friday. Odds are that the Jets let him play for a few snaps, to test the ankle in game action, but that does not bode well for fantasy points.

Jordy Nelson (knee), WR, Oakland Raiders at Baltimore Ravens, 1 p.m.

After injuring his knee in Week 10, Nelson missed Week 11. However, with the Raiders' offense struggling mightily, Nelson isn’t a viable fantasy option. He had a three-game streak of good games, back in Weeks 3-5. Since then, he’s had five receptions for 36 yards. Leave him on the bench.

Torrey Smith (knee), WR, Carolina Panthers vs. Seattle Seahawks, 1 p.m.

Devin Funchess is doubtful, and all signs point to him not playing. However, Smith, who hasn’t played since Week 7, appears to be ready to return in Week 12. Smith himself is not a fantasy option. But having him on the field may mean fewer targets for DJ Moore and/or Curtis Samuel. In the past, the Seahawks' defense was formidable, but this year they aren’t a matchup to shy away from. In Week 11, they allowed Davante Adams to catch 10 passes for 166 yards. Start Moore and Samuel as a WR3/flex, but leave Smith on the bench.

— Written by Sarah Lewis, who is part of the Athlon Contributor network and lives, eats, and breathes fantasy football. Have a fantasy football question? Send it to her on Twitter @Sarah_Lewis32.