As has been the case most of this season, the majority of the fantasy-relevant players on the Week 14 injury report are wide receivers. However, there are a few notable injuries at other positions as well.
Some of the running back situations seem a little muddy. Dalvin Cook's fantasy owners can breathe a sigh of relief as he is not on the final injury report. He should be good to go, but be aware that he is at risk for an in-game re-aggravation. The Kansas City backfield is a mess. Damien Williams is out; Darrell Williams is on injured reserve. Darwin Thompson and LeSean McCoy will handle the load. James Conner has also been ruled out and Le'Veon Bell was declared out by the Jets on Saturday night after missing multiple days of practice this week because of illness. Bell owners would be wise to see if Bilal Powell is on the waiver wire.
For tight ends, Evan Engram, Gerald Everett, and Greg Olsen have been ruled out. Matthew Stafford, Daniel Jones, and Adam Vinatieri also won't be playing this week. As always, check the injury report before game time for the final injury designations.
Note: All times are ET and all games are on Sunday, Dec. 8 unless otherwise noted.
Josh Jacobs (shoulder), RB, Oakland Raiders vs. Tennessee Titans, 4:25 p.m.
Supposedly Jacobs fractured his shoulder in Week 7. He's played through it thus far but it was just revealed that it was fractured. He did not practice this week, which is not necessarily a sign of being inactive for Week 14, but it doesn't look good. The Raiders aren't playing for anything at this point in the season, but they also haven't said that they want to shut down Jacobs. Fantasy owners that have started him this far will likely have a hard decision to make for the game against the Titans. If he's active, start him, but know the risk.
Jordan Howard (shoulder), RB, Philadelphia Eagles vs. New York Giants, 8:15 p.m. (Mon.)
All signs point to Howard sitting another week. He hasn't been cleared for contact in practice, so that doesn't lend itself to being able to play on Monday night. Fantasy owners should use Miles Sanders as a borderline RB1 this week. The Giants don't have a great run defense, so Sanders is a good starting option.
Ryan Griffin (illness), TE, New York Jets vs. Miami Dolphins, 1 p.m.
Griffin had limited practices this week but was added to the injury report with an illness. The Patriots had the flu go through their locker room last week, and they played through it. The point being that Griffin will likely be pumped with fluids and active for the game. In the past three weeks, Griffin has two touchdowns on 13 receptions. He's been a solid fantasy option and is a low TE1 against the Dolphins.
— 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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