JuJu Smith-Schuster - WR - Pittsburgh Steelers
Pittsburgh Steelers WR JuJu Smith-Schuster (hamstring) will not play in Week 12 against the Green Bay Packers due to a hamstring injury.
Huddle Up: This news pretty much locks Antonio Brown into a double-digit target game - he was probably headed there already - and should leave a bit more work for Le'Veon Bell as both a runner and a receiver. The news probably affects Martavis Bryant the most, as he will get one more shot to be relevant in fantasy this year in a plus-matchup. Given his inconsistency to this point, however, owners can be forgiven if they don't want to go down that road.
Curtis Samuel - WR - Carolina Panthers
Carolina Panthers TE Greg Olsen (foot) was activated from the Reserve/Injured list Friday, Nov. 24. WR Curtis Samuel (ankle) was placed on the Reserve/Injured list in a corresponding move.
Huddle Up: Head coach Ron Rivera told Panthers.com the plan is ease Olsen back in 'judiciously,' so owners would be advised to sit him this week in fantasy. Regardless, it appears he will have at least one or two full games under his belt before most owners have to decide if he will be a critical part of their fantasy playoff run or not.
Devonta Freeman - RB - Atlanta Falcons
Atlanta Falcons RB Devonta Freeman (concussion) has been ruled out for Week 12 versus the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Huddle Up: Considering the fact he suffered his second concussion in four months in Week 10, it is hardly surprising the Falcons are holding him out at least two weeks, even though he logged two limited practices this week. In his absence, Tevin Coleman should be considered a high-end RB2 and a worthy fantasy starter in most leagues.
Devonta Freeman - RB - Atlanta Falcons
Atlanta Falcons RB Devonta Freeman (concussion) remains in a non-contact jersey Friday, Nov. 24, and seems unlikely to play in Week 12, according to beat writer Vaughn McClure.
Huddle Up: No surprise here, and Tevin Coleman remains an RB1 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Updating previous reports, Los Angeles Chargers WR Mike Williams (knee) will have an MRI on his knee Friday, Nov. 24, but he's expected to miss time. The team has real concern, but they believe the anterior cruciate ligament isn't compromised.
Huddle Up: If Williams misses multiple weeks, he's only a stash option in dynasty formats. Tyrell Williams could be worth the waiver claim after hitting the end zone in Week 12.
Kelvin Benjamin - WR - Buffalo Bills
Buffalo Bills WR Kelvin Benjamin (knee) remains day to day Friday, Nov. 24, and his status is uncertain for Week 12.
Huddle Up: Benjamin would have a great matchup against a banged-up Kansas City Chiefs secondary, which is in the bottom five at defending the position the last five weeks. He'd be a WR3 in fantasy if he's fit to go. If not, Zay Jones receives a big boost to maybe the top portion of the WR3 realm.
Jay Cutler - QB - Miami Dolphins
Miami Dolphins QB Jay Cutler (concussion) is expected to clear the concussion protocol Friday, Nov. 24, or Saturday, Nov. 25, and start in Week 12 against the New England Patriots.
Huddle Up: Cutler has a great matchup, but we've really seen very little from him to make him worthy of a spot start unless you're in dire straits at the position.
Tavarres King - WR - New York Giants
New York Giants WR Tavarres King caught two passes for 36 yards in a 20-10 loss to the Washington Redskins Thursday, Nov. 23.
Huddle Up: The sad part is that King actually led the team in receiving, but even with Sterling Shepard sidelined, there isn't another Giants receiver worth starting.
Orleans Darkwa - RB - New York Giants
New York Giants RB Orleans Darkwa carried 11 times for 30 yards and caught one pass for nine yards in a 20-10 loss to the Washington Redskins Thursday, Nov. 23.
Huddle Up: Darkwa had rushed for at least 70 yards in three straight games prior to tonight's outing, and he remains a potential flex option as the lead back for the Giants.
Evan Engram - TE - New York Giants
New York Giants TE Evan Engram caught three passes for 18 yards but dropped multiple passes in a 20-10 loss to the Washington Redskins Thursday, Nov. 23.
Huddle Up: Engram has fallen into a funk, managing a combined 58 yards over the last three games. He still has TE1 upside, but he is a boom-or-bust play right now.
Eli Manning - QB - New York Giants
New York Giants QB Eli Manning completed 13 of his 27 passes for 113 yards and an interception in a 20-10 loss to the Washington Redskins Thursday, Nov. 23.
Huddle Up: The Giants have been sputtering on offense all year, but this was ugly. Even against friendly matchups on paper, Manning can't be trusted.
Vernon Davis - TE - Washington Redskins
Washington Redskins TE Vernon Davis failed to catch his only target in a 20-10 win over the New York Giants Thursday, Nov. 23.
Huddle Up: It was a brutal result for Davis' fantasy owners, who were likely expecting him to feast on a Giants defense that has been horrible at defending tight ends. Don't read too much into the poor outing. Injuries along Washington's offensive line forced Davis to spend most of his time blocking. If Jordan Reed remains sidelined, Davis remains a TE1 candidate.
Byron Marshall - RB - Washington Redskins
Washington Redskins RB Byron Marshall rushed four times for 18 yards and caught one pass for 12 yards in a 20-10 win over the New York Giants Thursday, Nov. 23.
Huddle Up: For those hoping Marshall would fill the role that Chris Thompson occupied, it's time to dial back expectations. It looks like Samaje Perine is the only Washington back worth playing right now.
Josh Doctson - WR - Washington Redskins
Washington Redskins WR Josh Doctson caught two passes for 28 yards, including the go-ahead touchdown in the fourth quarter, in a 20-10 win over the New York Giants Thursday, Nov. 23.
Huddle Up: Doctson salvaged an otherwise quiet night with the late score, and while his role in the offense has increased in recent weeks, he is still a roll-of-the-dice WR3.
Kirk Cousins - QB - Washington Redskins
Washington Redskins QB Kirk Cousins completed 19 of his 31 passes for 242 yards, two touchdowns and an interception and was sacked six times in a 20-10 win over the New York Giants Thursday, Nov. 23.
Huddle Up: Washington's offensive line was missing four starters at times, but Cousins survived to post a serviceable stat line. He will be in the QB1 mix in Week 13 against a struggling Dallas Cowboys team.
Samaje Perine - RB - Washington Redskins
Washington Redskins RB Samaje Perine finished with 21 carries for 96 yards and caught three passes for 30 yards in a 20-10 win over the New York Giants Thursday, Nov. 23.
Huddle Up: Perine has delivered more than 100 yards from scrimmage in back-to-back games, and he is taking command of the backfield. He looks like a solid RB2 against the Dallas Cowboys in Week 13.
Jamison Crowder - WR - Washington Redskins
Washington Redskins WR Jamison Crowder caught seven passes for 141 yards and a touchdown in a 20-10 win over the New York Giants Thursday, Nov. 23.
Huddle Up: Crowder found the end zone for the first time this season, and he has now topped 70 yards in four straight games. He and Kirk Cousins appear to be clicking, and Crowder looks safe to deploy as a WR3 going forward.
Matthew Stafford - QB - Detroit Lions
Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford (ankle) said his ankle wasn't 100 percent following a 30-23 loss to the Minnesota Vikings Thursday, Nov. 23, but he expects to 'be all right' going forward.
Huddle Up: Make sure to keep an eye on Stafford's status heading into a Week 13 meeting with the Baltimore Ravens. You may want to consider another option if it sounds like he will be less than 100 percent for the matchup.
Terrance Williams - WR - Dallas Cowboys
Dallas Cowboys WR Terrance Williams caught four passes on five targets for a team-high 54 yards and ran once for six yards in a 28-6 loss to the Los Angeles Chargers Thursday, Nov. 23.
Huddle Up: Williams will have the occasional decent performance, but his role in the offense is inconsistent, at best. He doesn't need to be owned.
Dez Bryant - WR - Dallas Cowboys
Dallas Cowboys WR Dez Bryant caught three passes on five targets for 37 yards in a 28-6 loss to the Los Angeles Chargers Thursday, Nov. 23.
Huddle Up: Aside from a two-catch, 12-yard performance in Week 3, this was Bryant's worst outing of the year. The Cowboys offense is a mess without Ezekiel Elliott, and even a healthy target total hasn't been enough to prop up Bryant's number. Up next is a rematch with the Washington Redskins, and Bryant managed just four catches for 39 yards the first time the teams met.