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Week 12 Fantasy Football Injury Updates: Travis Benjamin, Sammy Watkins, Percy Harvin, Michael Floyd

Travis Benjamin

Travis Benjamin

There have already been three games played in Week 12 and the wide receiver injury report is still pretty lengthy, but it’s also something fantasy owners have probably gotten used to by now. A.J. Green, Jeremy Maclin and Robert Woods have already been ruled out, but that still leaves numerous guys who are questionable.

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Below is the first part of the wide receiver injury updates. The second part can be found here. Don’t forget to check the QB/TE and RB injuries before setting your lineup.

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

Note: All games are on Sunday, Nov. 27 and times are ET.

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Sammy Watkins (foot), WR, Buffalo Bills vs. Jacksonville Jaguars, 1 p.m.

As this would be his first game back after spending eight weeks on injured reserve, Watkins will be eased in if he does play. Because of the lack of healthy wide receivers in Buffalo, it is likely that Watkins sees the field. However, he should not be trusted for fantasy purposes just yet. He is still available in a third of fantasy leagues, and he could have value before the end of the season, but don't start him in Week 12.

Travis Benjamin (knee), WR, San Diego Chargers at Houston Texans, 1 p.m.

Despite putting in full practices all week, Benjamin is still listed as questionable for Week 12. He missed one week, and then the Chargers were on a bye, so he should be healthy enough to play. He is merely a WR3 in a tough matchup however. With Tyrell Williams stepping up, Benjamin may see fewer targets than he did before the injury.

Michael Floyd (hamstring), WR, Arizona Cardinals at Atlanta Falcons, 1 p.m.

Added to the injury report after Wednesday's practice, Floyd hasn't practiced since. He tweaked the hamstring in practice and is considered a game-time decision. He will likely be out, but fantasy owners should know his status in more than enough time to make a decision because of the early start. If Floyd is active, he's clearly at risk for a setback or worse. The matchup with the Falcons is a good one, but Floyd should be left on the bench this week even if he is active.

Percy Harvin (illness), WR, Buffalo Bills vs. Jacksonville Jaguars, 1 p.m.

While Harvin (above, right) may have already reclaimed his position as one of the Bills’ top WRs, he has missed practice this week with an illness, and was literally just sitting on his couch a month ago. He's had two receptions for six yards so far this season and is extremely hard to trust for fantasy purposes even with all of the injuries on his team. Leave Harvin on the waiver wire.

Eddie Royal (toe), WR, Chicago Bears vs. Tennessee Titans, 1 p.m.

Even though Royal appears on the injury report each week, he usually plays. However, it appears that he may miss this game. Although at this point, fantasy owners should be reluctant to start any Bears. With Jay Cutler doubtful (and likely out), Alshon Jeffery out, and Zach Miller done for the season, the offense is a mess. It's tough to project how Chicago will fare with Matt Barkley at quarterback, but there’s not a lot of reason to be too hopeful either. Between the toe injury and the state of the offense, Royal is best left on the waiver wire.

— 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.