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Week 14 Fantasy Football Injury Updates: Michael Thomas, Jordan Matthews, DeVante Parker, Dorial Green-Beckham

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In Week 14, fantasy owners are dealing with plenty of players banged up and injured. Some decisions have already been made as A.J. Green, Allen Hurns and Mohamed Sanu have already been ruled out, while Eddie Royal is doubtful but likely won’t play either.

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As for the rest, there are still quite a few questionable wide receivers, both in terms of their playing status and fantasy outlook. The list is split up into two parts, with the first below and the rest here. Be sure to check out the QB/TE and RB lists 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, Dec. 11 and times are ET.

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Jordan Matthews (ankle), WR, Philadelphia Eagles vs. Washington Redskins, 1 p.m.

After missing Week 13, Matthews is on track to play today. He put in full practices this week, so the ankle injury is no longer a concern for fantasy owners. Washington has allowed a touchdown to an opposing wide receiver in every game since its Week 9 bye. Matthews is a solid WR3, which is disappointing for fantasy owners that were hoping for better production, but it just hasn't been there for him this year.

Michael Thomas (foot), WR, New Orleans Saints at Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 4:25 p.m.

Fantasy owners who have been using Thomas were nervous this week when he missed practice on Wednesday and Thursday. He returned for a limited session on Friday, which puts him on track to suit up on Sunday. It's a risk because he is clearly not at 100 percent, but it is a great matchup for him and he has been one of Drew Brees' favorite targets. He drops from a borderline WR1 to a risky WR2.

DeVante Parker (back), WR, Miami Dolphins vs.. Arizona Cardinals, 1 p.m.

Last week, it looked like Parker would be out, but he was able to play and found the end zone. This week, he is still on the injury report, but was able to put in a full practice on Friday. He'll play on Sunday but the matchup against the Cardinals is a tough one. Parker may see Patrick Peterson, which limits his upside. He's a low WR3.

Dorial Green-Beckham (oblique), WR, Philadelphia Eagles vs. Washington Redskins, 1 p.m.

After not practicing on Friday, Green-Beckham's status for Sunday looks bleak. He didn't practice all week, and the expectation is that DGB will be out. Fantasy owners who had picked him up based on recent production should drop him for a better option. Nelson Agholor will be the next man up, although it may be TE Zach Ertz who gets additional looks in Week 14.

John Brown (illness), WR, Arizona Cardinals at Miami Dolphins, 1 p.m.

As the Arizona Cardinals try to figure out how to manage Brown and his struggles with sickle-cell disease, his production will continue to suffer. He's on a snap count and in the past four games, he has three receptions for 49 yards. Brown will likely play in Week 14, but not enough to even merit fantasy consideration.

— 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.

(Michael Thomas photo courtesy of www.neworleanssaints.com)