NFL Injury Report: Adam Thielen, Parris Campbell, New England Patriots WRs

Thielen is heading toward a game-time decision for Monday night

Fantasy owners need to be sure to watch the inactive report before game time as there are a number of wide receivers that are questionable that may end up being a game-time decision. Some wide receivers have already been ruled out, including A.J. Green, JuJu Smith-Schuster, T.Y. Hilton, Golden Tate, and Hunter Renfrow. The good news is that Tyler Lockett (shin/illness) does not carry an injury designation headed into Monday night's game against Minnesota. But it doesn't appear he's fully recovered from the shin injury he suffered in Week 10 either.

 

Don't forget to check the other fantasy-relevant injuries. This is an important fantasy week, so owners need to make sure all of their starters are active.

 

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Note: All times are ET and all games are on Sunday, Dec. 1 unless otherwise noted.

 

Adam Thielen (hamstring), WR, Minnesota Vikings at Seattle Seahawks, 8:15 p.m. (Mon.)

Thielen practiced all week, but is still listed as questionable for Monday night. Thielen himself has said that he won't play unless he's 100 percent. It doesn't sound like he's 100 percent, which makes this a potentially messy situation. Fantasy owners should tentatively pencil him into their lineups, but they should have a backup plan, just in case. If he does play, he's a WR2.

 

Julian Edelman (shoulder), WR, New England Patriots at Houston Texans, 8:20 p.m.

In true Patriots fashion, seemingly half the team is listed as questionable, including three wide receivers. Edelman has been listed as questionable for weeks, and he plays every single week. No new injuries have come up; he'll be good to go for Week 13. Start him as a solid WR1, no questions asked.

 

Parris Campbell (hand), WR, Indianapolis Colts vs. Tennessee Titans, 1 p.m.

T.Y. Hilton is still out, but Campbell was able to practice this week following surgery on his hand. The last time he played was Week 9, where he caught all five of his targets for 53 yards. Jacoby Brissett has been struggling lately and last week the offense went through running back Jonathan Williams. Even if Campbell is active, it will be hard to trust him as more than a WR3/4.

 

Mohamed Sanu (ankle), WR, New England Patriots at Houston Texans, 8:20 p.m.

Sanu has practiced, and it seems like he will be good to go for Week 13, but fantasy owners should be concerned about the volume of work he may see. He'll be competing for targets with both Julian Edelman and Phillip Dorsett (who both should be active) as well as the running backs. Sanu had a big game in Week 9, but hasn't really had a chance to carve out his role in this offense yet.

 

Phillip Dorsett (concussion), WR, New England Patriots at Houston Texans, 8:20 p.m.

Dorsett cleared the concussion protocol this week, so he is expected to play in Week 13. He missed last week, but fantasy owners should plan to have him this week. The Texans matchup is a good one, but Dorsett is pretty touchdown-dependent. He has five touchdowns this season and one game with more than 55 yards (Week 1). He's only had more than four receptions once this season, so if you're gambling on Dorsett, you're hoping for the touchdown.

 

— 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.

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