For Week 12, the biggest injury-related news as it relates to the wide receiver position and fantasy is already known – A.J. Green will not play. Green, Jeremy Maclin and Robert Woods have already been ruled out. But there are about a dozen other names on the injury report who are questionable and may or may not play.
Note: All games are on Sunday, Nov. 27 and times are ET.
Jarvis Landry (shoulder), WR, Miami Dolphins vs. San Francisco 49ers, 1 p.m.
Landry and Kenny Stills are both listed as questionable, but both put in limited practices all week and both should play. However, Landry has shown that his production has been declining since dealing with this injury. He scored a touchdown late in Week 11, but that was his first since Week 3. He also hasn't been getting the receptions that PPR owners thought they'd get from him this year. Landry is a WR3 for Week 12.
Julian Edelman (foot), WR, New England Patriots at New York Jets, 4:25 p.m.
Every week, Edelman is on the injury report as questionable with a foot injury. And every week, Edelman suits up and plays. Expect Week 12 to be no exception. He has certainly gotten back on track after a slow start. In the past four weeks, he has 28 receptions for 273 yards and two touchdowns. He should be on track for those numbers again in Week 12, although Tom Brady’s status is something to keep an eye on too. Edelman is a relatively safe low WR1 in PPR formats and WR2 in standard.
Michael Crabtree (ankle), WR, Oakland Raiders vs. Carolina Panthers, 4:25 p.m.
After a disappointing Week 11, Crabtree showed up on the injury report with an ankle injury. He is fully expected to play in Week 12, but fantasy owners need to temper expectations. After Weeks 7 and 8 when he totaled 16 receptions for 204 yards and a touchdown, he's only had five receptions for 32 yards and no touchdowns in two games (was on bye in Week 10). Crabtree has proven to be a low WR3 with upside. He had chances to make big plays on Monday night, but didn't convert
Torrey Smith (shoulder), WR, San Francisco 49ers at Miami Dolphins, 1 p.m.
With only two touchdowns so far on the year and no games with more than three receptions, Smith is likely only starting in very deep leagues. No teams are on a bye this week, so he's not even a worthy fill-in. The shoulder injury won't prevent him from playing, but he is on a team that is struggling offensively, traveling across the country, playing a defense that has stepped up lately. Is it possible Smith surprises and puts up a start-worthy stat line? Absolutely, but it's a huge gamble.
Chris Hogan (back), WR, New England Patriots at New York Jets, 4:25 p.m.
After missing Week 11's game, Hogan put in limited practices all week and is on track to this afternoon. Fantasy owners are only looking at Hogan if they are desperate (he hasn't recorded a catch since Week 8), but if Hogan does play, Malcom Mitchell goes back to the bench. Mitchell was the Patriot that stepped up when Hogan and Rob Gronkowski were out last week, but he needs injuries to maintain his fantasy relevance. Hogan is only a WR4 if he’s active this week.
— Written by Sarah Lewis, who is part of the Athlon Contributor network and lives, eats, and breathes fantasy football. She also writes for SoCalledFantasyExperts.com among other sites. Have a fantasy football question? Send it to her on Twitter @Sarah_Lewis32.