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NFL Injury Report: Tom Brady, Jordan Howard, Adrian Peterson, George Kittle for Week 12

NFL Injury Report: George Kittle

NFL Injury Report: George Kittle

The wide receiver injury report for Week 12 is a long one, so the other fantasy-relevant position players are listed here. Oddly, all of the players that fantasy owners may consider starting are playing at home this week.

The good news, once again, is that some have already been ruled out, which helps when it comes to lineup decisions. Among those not playing on Sunday are Matthew Stafford, James Conner, Devonta Freeman, Evan Engram, Austin Hooper, and Vernon Davis. Matt Breida and Delanie Walker are doubtful; so don't expect either to play. There also are four teams on bye but you can take some solace in the fact that this is the last week for byes.

As always, check the inactive report before game time to ensure the player will be suiting up and there are no surprises (such as Robert Woods, Week 11).

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

Teams on bye: Arizona, Kansas City, Los Angeles Chargers, Minnesota

Note: All times are ET and all games are on Sunday, Nov. 24.

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Tom Brady (elbow), QB, New England Patriots vs. Dallas Cowboys, 4:25 p.m.

Brady was added to the injury report on Friday, but there is no concern that he may miss the game. Rather, the concern should be the fact that Brady has no one to throw the ball to as his pass catchers are either out or banged up in a tough matchup against the Cowboys. Brady practiced all week and was limited on Friday. He'll play but is a QB2.

Jordan Howard (shoulder), RB, Philadelphia Eagles vs. Seattle Seahawks, 1 p.m.

As of Friday, Howard had not been cleared for contact as he's dealing with what has been called a stinger. This seems like he is more on the doubtful side of questionable, but he does have time to get cleared ahead of the matchup against the Seahawks. However, Howard will have to compete for touches with Miles Sanders and Jay Ajayi. While he should see more work than Ajayi, the Eagles are going to let Sanders carry the ball. Howard is not likely to play and fantasy owners shouldn’t count on him.

Adrian Peterson (toe), RB, Washington Redskins vs. Detroit Lions, 1 p.m.

The Washington backfield is very crowded, and Peterson's injury isn't going to help his cause. Derrius Guice has returned and is healthy (for now) and the Redskins are likely going to use him as the feature back. Peterson will still have a role, but he's not going to have the 100-yard games as he had earlier in his career and twice this season. He's an RB4/flex option with a low ceiling for Week 12.

Chris Thompson (toe), RB, Washington Redskins vs. Detroit Lions, 1 p.m.

Fantasy owners should not be considering starting Thompson. In the past, he has had a role as a pass-catching back, but he suffered a turf toe injury in Week 6 and hasn't played since. It is possible he returns this week, but the Redskins' backfield is quite crowded. Leave him on the bench.

George Kittle (knee/ankle), TE, San Francisco 49ers vs. Green Bay Packers, 8:20 p.m.

Kittle limped through the Week 9 game and hasn't played since. He's been dealing with both knee and ankle injuries, but he is expected to play in Week 12. Fantasy owners can pencil him in as their TE1, although this is a tough gamble as he doesn't play until Sunday night. There also is the thought that he may be limited or re-injure himself. Fantasy owners should plug him in their lineup and hope that the reports that he's going to return are accurate.

— 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.