With six teams having already played and no teams on a bye, the list of fantasy quarterback and tight end injuries for the rest of the Week 12 slate isn't as long as it has been in the past. Andrew Luck and Peyton Manning are out, but fantasy owners have known that and are hopefully prepared.
Quarterbacks that appear on the injury report as Probable, but practiced in full such as Andy Dalton, Teddy Bridgewater, Brian Hoyer and Ryan Fitzpatrick are going to play so start them as you would. Tight ends in the same boat include Tyler Eifert, Antonio Gates, Ladarius Green and Owen Daniels. Don't forget to consult the RB and WR injury reports before setting your lineups.
Note: All games are at 1 p.m. ET unless otherwise noted.
Tyrod Taylor, QB, Buffalo Bills at Kansas City Chiefs
Probable – Shoulder
For a while, Taylor looked like a possible QB1 down the stretch. However, a shoulder injury is hindering him. While he won't end up missing time, he is no longer in the QB1 consideration. He has a tough matchup with the Chiefs and this should be a game where LeSean McCoy runs the ball as the focal point of the Bills’ offense. Consider him a QB2.
Travis Kelce, TE, Kansas City Chiefs vs. Buffalo Bills
Questionable – Ankle
Kelce reportedly tweaked his ankle in practice and is Questionable for today’s game. While the signs point towards Kelce playing, keep an eye on this one. If he isn't able to go during warm ups, he may find himself on the inactive list. Check Sunday morning before the game (it's an early game) just to be safe. Without Kelce, Jeremy Maclin would get a boost, but don't go chasing the backup tight end in Kansas City.
Matt Bryant, K, Atlanta Falcons vs. Minnesota Vikings
Out – Quadriceps
Bryant injured his quad in practice and has been ruled out for Week 12. While Bryant has been solid this season, he can be dropped for a kicker that is actually playing. Shayne Graham was signed earlier this week and will be handling the placekicking duties for the Falcons if you are interested in using him as a replacement.
Case Keenum, QB, St. Louis Rams at Cincinnati Bengals
Questionable – Concussion
Fantasy owners shouldn't be counting on Keenum for Week 12, as he hadn't passed through the league's concussion protocol as
of Friday. Nick Foles will be the starter for the Rams, although neither is a recommended fantasy option. Todd Gurley is the only Ram on offense that fantasy owners should even considering starting.
Austin Seferian-Jenkins, TE, Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Indianapolis Colts
Doubtful – Shoulder
Another week, another week of Seferian-Jenkins listed as Doubtful. He hasn't been cleared for contact and he is likely going to be out again. Continue to watch the practice reports to see if he might play in Week 13 if you're still hanging onto him.
Larry Donnell, TE, New York Giants at Washington Redskins
Out – Neck
Donnell has been out since injuring his neck in Week 8 and he may not be back for the rest of the season. Will Tye will fill in for him, but Tye isn't a focal point of the offense. He had five receptions for 56 yards in Week 10 (the Giants were on a bye in Week 11). He is nothing more than a TE2 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.