While we got a head start on Week 12 with a trio of games on Thanksgiving, the bulk of the action will still take place on Sunday.

Here’s a game-by-game breakdown of all the injury news that could affect Week 12’s results:

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Pittsburgh Steelers at Cincinnati Bengals; 1:00 PM


Player Position Injury Wed Thu Fri Game Status
Ben Roethlisberger
QB Pectoral/Right Shoulder LP LP FP (-)
Joe Haden
CB Foo DNP LP LP Questionable
Trai Turner
G Knee DNP FP FP (-)
J.C. Hassenauer
C Pectoral DNP DNP DNP Out
Eric Ebron
T.J. Watt
LB Hip/Knee LP LP FP (-)
Isaiahh Loudermilk
DE Groin LP FP FP (-)
Arthur Maulet
CB Illness (-) DNP FP (-)

– The Steelers defense will get their top two players back with T.J. Watt healed from his hip injury and Minkah Fitzpatrick activated off the reserve/COVID-19 list.

Without Watt, the Steelers pressured Justin Herbert on just nine of his 50 dropbacks in their 41-37 loss. And despite missing two games, Watt still ranks second in the NFL in sacks with 12.5.

Eric Ebron will be out again after returning for two weeks. His knee injury will open the window for rookie Pat Freiermuth to have a bigger role in the passing game.

In the two games Ebron missed earlier this year, Freiermuth caught nine passes for 87 yards and three touchdowns. However, the Bengals have allowed the 20th-most fantasy points to opposing tight ends this season.


Player Position Injury Wed Thu Fri Game Status
Auden Tate
WR Thigh DNP DNP DNP Doubtful
Hakeem Adeniji
G Ankle LP FP FP (-)
Darius Phillips
CB Hip LP FP FP (-)
Tyler Shelvin
DT Knee LP FP FP (-)
Tyler Boyd
WR Cramps FP FP FP (-)
Clark Harris
LS Thumb FP FP FP (-)
Trey Hendrickson
DE Shoulder FP FP FP (-)

– The Bengals latest COVID-19 scare has officially ended with reserve tight end Mitchell Wilcox being activated on Thursday. Cincinnati has also activated Chidobe Awuzie and Markus Bailey recently.

New York Jets at Houston Texans; 1:00 PM


Player Position Injury Wed Thu Fri Game Status
Michael Carter
Corey Davis
WR Groin LP DNP LP Questionable
Folorunso Fatukasi
DL Foot LP DNP LP Questionable
Shaq Lawson
DL Wrist LP LP LP Questionable
C.J. Mosley
LB Shoulder LP LP LP Questionable
Nathan Shepherd
DL Elbow LP LP LP Questionable
John Franklin-Myers
DL Hip (-) (-) LP Questionable

– The Jets will miss rookie running back Michael Carter this week. He is expected to miss 2-3 weeks with a high-ankle sprain. Carter had ascended to the top of the running back depth chart in recent weeks, averaging 13 carries per game since Week 4.

Tevin Coleman should get the bulk of the carries while Carter is out. The veteran’s five carries against the Dolphins is the most he’s had in a game since Week 1.

Zach Wilson will make his first start at quarterback since Week 7 with Joe Flacco and Mike White both on the reserve/COVID-19 list. Wilson has struggled early in his NFL career, completing over 60 percent of his passes just once and throwing touchdowns in just two games.

The Texans pass defense has struggled this season, ranking 27th in the NFL in net yards per attempt allowed and quarterback pressure rate.


Player Position Injury Wed Thu Fri Game Status
Davion Davis
WR Illness DNP DNP DNP Questionable
Lonnie Johnson Jr.
DB Illness DNP LP LP Questionable
Deshaun Watson
QB Not Injury Related DNP DNP DNP Out
Jonathan Greenard
DL Foot LP DNP LP Questionable
Kamu Grugier-Hill
LB Knee LP FP FP (-)
A.J. Moore Jr.
DB Back LP FP FP (-)
Jordan Jenkins
DL Knee (-) (-) DNP Out
Nico Collins
WR Hip (-) (-) LP Questionable

Carolina Panthers at Miami Dolphins; 1:00 PM


Player Position Injury Wed Thu Fri Game Status
Dennis Daley
G Glute FP FP FP (-)
Myles Hartsfield
DB Wrist DNP FP FP (-)
John Miller
G Ankle LP DNP DNP Doubtful
DaQuan Jones
DT Knee FP FP (-)

– Just one game after being activated from the Injured Reserve, John Miller is doubtful with the same ankle injury that knocked him out earlier in the season.

The Panthers have struggled to protect the quarterback this season and the Dolphins lead the NFL in total pressures this season. Trent Scott will be filling in for Miller at right guard on Sunday.

Scott has started three games this season, allowing just four pressures and no hits or sacks.


Player Position Injury Wed Thu Fri Game Status
Elijah Campbell
Adam Shaheen
Jevon Holland
S Knee/Ankle LP LP FP (-)
Brandon Jones
S Ankle/Elbow LP LP LP Questionable
Elandon Roberts
LB Hip LP LP FP (-)
Christian Wilkins
DT Quad LP LP FP (-)
Trill Williams
CB Hamstring LP DNP DNP Out
Jerome Baker
LB Knee FP FP FP (-)
Robert Jones
G Wrist FP FP FP (-)
Eric Rowe
S Hip FP FP FP (-)
Preston Williams
WR Knee FP FP FP (-)

– Despite listing three players as out, the Dolphins starting lineup is intact for Sunday, save for the receivers currently occupying spots on the IR. Will Fuller V and DeVante Parker have been making progress, according to Brian Flores, but still haven’t joined their teammates at practice yet.

Tennessee Titans at New England Patriots; 1:00 PM


Player Position Injury Wed Thu Fri Game Status
Ola Adeniyi
OLB Hamstring DNP DNP LP Questionable
A.J. Brown
Nate Davis
G Concussion DNP DNP DNP Out
Rashaan Evans
Naquan Jones
DT Illness DNP LP FP (-)
Harold Landry III
OLB Hamstring DNP LP LP (-)
David Long, Jr. 
LB Hamstring DNP DNP DNP Out
Jeremy McNichols
RB Concussion DNP DNP DNP Out
Teair Tart
Logan Woodside
QB Illness DNP DNP (-) (-)
Jayon Brown
LB Quad LP LP LP Questionable
D’Onta Foreman
RB Tricep LP LP LP (-)
Jackrabbit Jenkins
CB Chest LP LP LP (-)
Greg Mabin
CB Ankle LP LP LP Questionable
Elijah Molden
CB Groin (-) (-) LP Questionable
Geoff Swaim
TE Concussion FP DNP FP Questionable

– No A.J. Brown is a tough break for a Titans team that has struggled to pass the ball this year. Tennessee was missing both Brown and Julio Jones (IR) in their Week 4 loss to the Jets.

Nick Westbrook-Ikhine, Marcus Johnson and Chester Rogers will be the Titans top-three receivers against a Patriots defense that has allowed the fifth-least completions to wide receivers in the NFL this season.

– With Nate Davis still out, Aaron Brewer will get his third start at right guard. The 2020 undrafted free agent delivered an uneven performance last week, topping Pro Football Focus’s rankings in pass-blocking grade among guards, but his 32.7 run-blocking grade was the worst at his position.

– Defensively, the Titans will be without nose tackle Teair Tart and linebackers David Long Jr. and Rashaan Evans.

Naquan Jones should start in Tart’s spot while Jayon Brown and Monty Rice should get the start at linebacker. Brown was a liability in coverage last week, allowing four completions on his four targets.


Player Position Injury Wed Thu Fri Game Status
Jake Bailey
P Right Knee LP LP LP Questionable
Christian Barmore
DT Knee LP DNP LP Questionable
Ja’Whaun Bentley
LB Ribs LP LP LP Questionable
Trent Brown
OL Calf LP DNP LP Questionable
Damien Harris
RB Neck LP LP LP Questionable
Hunter Henry
TE Neck LP LP LP Questionable
Dont’a Hightower
LB Ankle LP LP LP Questionable
Shaq Mason
OL Abdomen LP LP (-) (-)
Jonnu Smith
TE Shoulder LP LP LP Questionable
Kyle Van Noy
LB Groin LP LP (-) (-)
Rhamondre Stevenson
RB Knee (-) LP LP Questionable

– The Patriots are back to their old tricks, listing nine players as questionable for Sunday. Trent Brown, Hunter Henry and Jonnu Smith should all be good to go after emerging from the Atlanta game unscathed.

Bill Belichick also rested most of his defensive starters last week, so it would be a shock to see someone like Christian Barmore or Dont’a Hightower inactive on Sunday.

Tread carefully, but most of these guys should be expected to play.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Indianapolis Colts; 1:00 PM


Player Position Injury Wed Thu Fri Game Status
Antonio Brown
Mike Edwards
S Groin LP LP FP (-)
Mike Evans
WR Back DNP DNP FP (-)
Chris Godwin
WR Foot LP FP FP (-)
Rob Gronkowski
TE Back FP FP DNP (-)
Ali Marpet
G Abdomen DNP DNP DNP Doubtful
Rakeem Nunez-Roches
DL Ankle FP FP FP (-)
Jason Pierre-Paul
OLB Shoulder FP DNP FP (-)
Vita Vea
DL Knee LP LP LP Questionable
Devin White
ILB Quadriceps DNP LP LP Questionable

Ali Marpet is doubtful after suffering an abdominal injury last week. Aaron Stinnie struggled in his spot against the Giants, allowing a sack and earning the lowest run blocking grade on the team, per PFF.

Stinnie will be matched up against Pro Bowler DeForest Buckner, who had eight pressures and two sacks against the Jaguars two weeks ago.

– Defensively, both Vita Vea and Devin White are game-time decisions. The return of Vea is certainly important, given the matchup this week. Jonathan Taylor torched an undermanned Bills defense last week, carrying the Colts offense to 41 points.

This might be the matchup of the week. The Buccaneers boast the NFL’s top run defense and the Colts haven’t won a game where Taylor hasn’t rushed for at least 100 yards.


Player Position Injury Wed Thu Fri Game Status
Quenton Nelson
C/G Ankle DNP DNP FP Questionable
T.J. Carrie
CB Knee LP FP FP (-)
T.Y. Hilton
WR Toe LP FP FP (-)
Darius Leonard
LB Ankle LP LP FP Questionable

– Despite the questionable designation, Quenton Nelson should be expected to play through his ankle injury against the Buccaneers. Frank Reich told reporters the team will take it easy on the guard, hence the days off early in the week.

Darius Leonard is also questionable, but is expected to play as well after full participation in Friday’s practice.

Atlanta Falcons at Jacksonville Jaguars; 1:00 PM


Player Position Injury Wed Thu Fri Game Status
Cordarrelle Patterson
RB Ankle LP LP LP Questionable
Jaylinn Hawkins
S Ankle FP FP FP (-)
Jonathan Bullard
Kendall Sheffield
DB Hamstring DNP DNP DNP Out
Deion Jones
LB Shoulder (-) (-) LP Questionable

Cordarrelle Patterson is questionable after being inactive last week against the Patriots. Without Patterson in the fold, the Falcons were shutout and managed to gain just 165 yards of total offense.

Qadree Ollison lead the team in carries, gaining 34 yards on his nine carries. While veteran Mike Davis still might be the starter, he earned just one yard on his three carries against the Patriots.


Player Position Injury Wed Thu Fri Game Status
Tavon Austin
WR Shoulder DNP LP FP (-)
Shaquill Griffin
CB Concussion DNP DNP DNP Out
Myles Jack
LB Knee DNP LP FP (-)
Logan Cooke
P Left Knee LP FP FP (-)
James Robinson
RB Heel/Knee LP LP FP (-)
Tyson Campbell
CB Shoulder LP LP FP (-)
Andre Cisco
S Groin LP LP FP (-)
Dakota Allen
LB Shoulder LP LP FP (-)

Shaquill Griffin leads the Jaguars in pass breakups, but will be out this week due to a concussion. Jacksonville finished last week with Nevin Lawson and Chris Claybrooks at cornerback after Tyson Campbell suffered a shoulder injury.

With Campbell expected to return, it is unclear whether Claybrooks or Lawson will start. Lawson has been a better coverage corner this season with Claybrooks allowing completions on 13 of his 14 targets.

Philadelphia Eagles at New York Giants; 1:00 PM


Player Position Injury Wed Thu Fri Game Status
Shaun Bradley
LB Neck LP LP FP (-)
Jordan Howard
Darius Slay
CB Concussion DNP LP FP (-)
Josh Sweat
DE Knee LP LP FP (-)
Tay Gowan
CB Quad (-) LP LP Questionable

Jordan Howard is the only Eagle ruled out for Sunday after he suffered a knee injury against the Saints. The Philadelphia rushing attack will turn to Miles Sanders to be the lead back in the meantime.

The former second-round pick is averaging 5.0 yards per carry this season an rushed for 94 yards in his first game back from the IR. Rookie Kenny Gainwell should take Howard’s spot on the gameday roster and offers some versatility in the passing game. He has 20 catches for 173 yards this season.


Player Position Injury Wed Thu Fri Game Status
Nate Ebner
Cullen Gillaspia
Kyle Rudolph
TE Ankle DNP DNP DNP Doubtful
Sterling Shepard
Kaden Smith
Kadarius Toney
WR Quad DNP DNP DNP Doubtful
Saquon Barkley
RB Ankle LP LP LP Questionable
Lorenzo Carter
LB Ankle LP LP FP (-)
Adoree’ Jackson
CB Quad LP LP LP (-)
John Ross
WR Quad LP LP LP Questionable

– The Giants’ receivers remain one of the most injured position groups in the league with Sterling Shepard and Kadarius Toney both expected to miss Sunday’s game. They are the team’s top-two receivers this season.

Kenny Golladay did return from a hip injury in Week 9, but has just three catches for 40 yards in his last three games. After signing a four-year, $72 million contract with New York in the offseason, he needs to step up against his former teammate Darius Slay.

Since the start of 2020, Slay has scored three touchdowns and Golladay has scored two.

Los Angeles Chargers at Denver Broncos; 4:05 PM


Player Position Injury Wed Thu Fri Game Status
Stephen Anderson
TE Ankle FP FP FP (-)
Tevaughn Campbell
CB Toe FP FP FP (-)
Michael Davis
CB Hamstring FP FP FP (-)
Matt Feiler
G Ankle LP DNP LP Questionable
Alohi Gilman
S Quadricep DNP DNP DNP Out
Justin Jackson
RB Quadricep FP FP FP (-)
Trey Marshall
DB Ankle/Hip DNP DNP LP Questionable
Kenneth Murray Jr.
LB Ankle FP FP FP (-)
Asante Samuel Jr.
CB Concussion DNP DNP DNP Out
Mark Webb Jr.
DB Knee DNP DNP (-) Moved to IR

Asante Samuel Jr. will miss Sunday’s game after suffering his second concussion of the season. Tevaughn Campbell has been Samuel’s replacement, but he’s really struggled in recent weeks.

While he hasn’t allowed a touchdown, Campbell has allowed opposing QBs to go 11-13 for 157 yards when targeted him in the past two games.

Chris Harris Jr. could be an option as well to replace Samuel, but the slot corner hasn’t played major snaps on the outside since 2019.


Player Position Injury Wed Thu Fri Game Status
Kareem Jackson
S Neck DNP DNP DNP Doubtful
Bobby Massie
T Ankle LP LP DNP Doubtful
Mike Boone
RB Hip LP LP FP Questionable
Shelby Harris
DE Ankle (-) LP DNP Questionable
Tyrie Cleveland
WR Hamstring (-) (-) DNP Questionable
Mike Purcell
DL Thumb FP FP FP (-)
Melvin Gordon III
RB Shoulder FP FP FP (-)
Caden Sterns
S Shoulder FP FP FP (-)

– The Broncos could be without both of their tackles this week with Bobby Massie considered doubtful and Garett Bolles being placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list earlier this week.

Calvin Anderson will make his third-straight start at left tackle, he hasn’t allowed a sack this season, although he did allow a pair of quarterback hits against the Eagles in Week 10.

As far as right tackle is concerned, Cameron Fleming should replace Massie. He was the Broncos’ highest-graded run blocker against Philadelphia, but did allow three pressures in the loss.

Bradley Chubb is a candidate to return from the IR this week after rejoining the team at practice. However, if he is active, expect his role to be limited as Vic Fangio tries to integrate the former top pick back into the defense.

Minnesota Vikings at San Francisco 49ers; 4:25 PM


Player Position Injury Wed Thu Fri Game Status
Anthony Barr
LB Knee LP LP LP (-)
Bashaud Breeland
DB Groin LP LP FP (-)
Wyatt Davis
OL Ankle LP DNP LP Questionable
Everson Griffen
DL NIR/Personal Matter DNP DNP DNP Out
Josh Metellus
S NIR (-) (-) LP Questionable
Camryn Bynum
DB Ankle (-) LP DNP Questionable

– Veteran defensive lineman Everson Griffen was moved to the non-football injury list this week after a scary situation unfolded on social media this week.

– Minnesota is also dealing with a bit of a COVID-19 crisis right now with six players currently on the reserve/COVID-19 list including defensive lineman Dalvin Tomlinson.

Sheldon Richardson and Patrick Jones II could find themselves elevated into the starting lineup. Richardson hasn’t started a game this season, but has played over 50 percent of the snaps in the last two games.


Player Position Injury Wed Thu Fri Game Status
JaMycal Hasty
Maurice Hurst
DL Calf DNP LP LP Doubtful
Elijah Mitchell
RB Rib/Finger LP LP LP Questionable
Josh Norman
CB Rib LP FP FP (-)
Laken Tomlinson
OL Ankle LP LP FP (-)

Elijah Mitchell is expected to take over most of the running back duties this week if he returns from his injuries. The rookie had a career-high 27 carries in Week 10, but was inactive last week.

San Francisco leaned on Jeff Wilson and Trey Sermon in his absence and actually ran for a season-high 171 yards against the Jaguars.

Los Angeles Rams at Green Bay Packers; 4:25 PM


Player Position Injury Wed Thu Fri Game Status
Leonard Floyd
OLB Concussion DNP LP FP (-)
Dont’e Deayon
CB Thigh DNP LP FP Questionable
Ben Skowronek
WR Back (-) (-) LP Questionable


Player Position Injury Wed Thu Fri Game Status
Davante Adams
WR Ankle LP FP FP (-)
David Bakhtiari
Rashan Gary
LB Elbow LP LP FP Questionable
Aaron Jones
RB Knee LP LP LP Questionable
Kevin King
CB Hip/Knee DNP DNP DNP Doubtful
Tyler Lancaster
DL Thumb FP FP FP (-)
Allen Lazard
WR Shoulder LP LP LP Questionable
Aaron Rodgers
Malik Taylor
WR Abdomen DNP DNP DNP Out
Marcedes Lewis
TE NIR (-) DNP FP (-)

– The Packers will turn to Yosh Nijman to start at left tackle after Elgton Jenkins tore his ACL last week. With David Bakhtiari still not ready to return from his own ACL injury, Nijman will make his fourth start of the season.

In 126 pass-blocking snaps this year, Nijman has allowed just five pressures and two sacks.

– No Kevin King means Rasul Douglas should get the start at cornerback opposite Eric Stokes with Chandon Sullivan working out of the slot.

Douglas made a game-winning interception against the Cardinals in Week 8, but struggled in relief of King against Minnesota, allowing a 26-yard catch that set up the game-winning field goal.

Cleveland Browns at Baltimore Ravens; 8:20 PM


Player Position Injury Wed Thu Fri Game Status
Jadeveon Clowney
DE Neck/Wrist/Knee LP LP LP (-)
Tony Fields II
LB Illness DNP FP FP (-)
A.J. Green
CB Concussion FP FP FP (-)
Troy Hill
CB Neck LP LP LP Questionable
Malik Jackson
DT Knee DNP LP LP (-)
Jarvis Landry
WR Knee DNP LP LP (-)
Baker Mayfield
QB Left Shoulder/Foot/Groin DNP FP FP (-)
Malik McDowell
DT Elbow FP FP FP (-)
Takkarist McKinley
DE Groin FP FP FP (-)
Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah
LB Ankle FP FP FP (-)
Donovan Peoples-Jones
WR Groin DNP LP LP Questionable
Anthony Schwartz
WR Concussion DNP DNP DNP Out
Sione Takitaki
LB Shoulder LP LP LP (-)
J.C. Tretter
C Knee LP DNP LP (-)

– Both Jack Conklin and Kareem Hunt are expected to return from the IR and play against the Ravens on Sunday night. Conklin was the Browns’ highest-graded run blocker before his injury and will replace Blake Hance at right tackle.

As for Hunt, his return could help out a passing game that ranks 27th in target shares for running backs and 21st in success rate on passes to running backs since he left in Week 7.


Player Position Injury Wed Thu Fri Game Status
Anthony Averett
CB Thigh DNP LP LP Questionable
Miles Boykin
Marquise Brown
WR Thigh LP LP LP Questionable
Josh Bynes
LB Hip LP FP FP (-)
Calais Campbell
DE Concussion DNP DNP DNP Questionable
Devin Duvernay
WR Knee/Chest LP FP FP (-)
Lamar Jackson
QB Illness FP FP FP (-)
Patrick Mekari
G/C Ankle DNP LP FP Questionable
Cedric Ogbuehi
Patrick Ricard
FB/DL Hip/Foot DNP DNP LP Questionable
Jimmy Smith
CB Neck DNP DNP DNP Questionable
Chris Westry
CB Thigh DNP DNP LP Questionable
Brandon Williams
DT Shoulder LP LP DNP Questionable
Tavon Young
CB Foot/Knee DNP DNP LP Questionable
Nick Boyle
TE Knee (-) (-) DNP Questionable

Seattle Seahawks at Washington Football Team; (Mon.) 8: 15 PM


Player Position Injury Thu Fri Sat Game Status
Benson Mayowa
LB Knee DNP FP (-)
Damien Lewis
G Elbow DNP DNP (-)
Jamarco Jones
T Back DNP DNP (-)
Tre Brown
CB Knee DNP DNP (-)
DK Metcalf
WR Foot DNP FP (-)
Rashaad Penny
RB Hamstring DNP DNP (-)
Alex Collins
RB Abdomen LP LP (-)
Travis Homer
RB Calf LP DNP (-)
Jamal Adams
SS Groin LP FP (-)
Jordyn Brooks
LB Hip LP LP (-)
D.J. Reed
CB Knee LP LP (-)
Sidney Jones IV
CB Shoulder FP FP (-)
Geno Smith
QB Back FP DNP (-)
Brandon Shell
T Shoulder LP DNP (-)


Player Position Injury Thu Fri Sat Game Status
Sam Cosmi
OL Hip DNP DNP (-)
Tyler Larsen
C Knee DNP DNP (-)
Ricky Seals-Jones
TE Hip DNP DNP (-)
Antonio Gibson
RB Shin LP LP (-)
Cole Holcomb
LB Shoulder LP LP (-)
Adam Humphries
WR Hip LP LP (-)
J.D. McKissic
RB Ankle LP LP (-)
Curtis Samuel
WR Groin LP LP (-)
Brandon Scherff
G Knee LP LP (-)
Shaka Toney
DE Concussion LP FP (-)