Injuries and Waiver Wire Week 12





Joe Burrow – Burrow suffered a season-ending wrist injury on Thursday night.

Sam HowellSam Howell was cleared to return after being evaluated for a concussion.

Kenny PickettKenny Pickett returned to the game after suffering a minor injury on Sunday vs the Browns.

Geno SmithGeno Smith briefly left Sunday’s game during the second half due to an injury. Drew Lock had to temporarily step in the game for the Seahawks. Smith returned for the last minute of the game.



De'Von Achane – Achane was not able to finish the game vs the Raiders due to a knee injury. After the game, Achane received positive feedback from medical staff; and will be evaluated further on Monday.

D'Onta Foreman – Foreman injured his ankle and was unable to return.

Aaron JonesAaron Jones suffered a knee injury in Sunday’s win vs the Chargers. The injury is not considered to be long-term, per sources.

Kenneth Walker III – Walker left in the first quarter with an oblique injury and could not return.



Cooper Kupp – Kupp injured his ankle towards the end of the first half of Sunday’s game. He was unable to return to the game.

Tyreek Hill – Hill returned after heading to the locker room with a hand injury.

Darius Slayton – Slayton was ruled out after suffering an arm injury.



Mark Andrews – Andrews suffered a season-ending knee injury on Thursday night.





Jordan Love – If you need a quarterback this week, unfortunately there are not a ton of great options at our disposal this week. The best of the available QBs is Jordan Love. Love has five games this season over 20+ fantasy points, which is encouraging. He passed for 322 yards and two TDs in week 11, showing that he can sling it when needed. Again, this is not the best week to need a QB, so please tread lightly here.

Also consider:
Baker Mayfield, Jake Browning



Zach Charbonnet – The next man up in the Seahawks backfield is rookie RB Zach Charbonnet. Charbonnet carried the load while Walker was out, rushing for 47 yards on 15 carries. He added 22 yards on six catches. He is one of the premiere handcuffs in the league and is available in 65 percent of NFL fantasy leagues.

There are not a ton of options available on the waiver wire this week at the RB position this week, so let’s look at some of the top handcuffs that may be available to gear up for the fantasy playoffs:

Top Handcuffs:

Tyler Allgeier – Available in 73 percent of leagues is Falcons RB Tyler Allgeier. He’s been splitting touches with rookie Bijan Robinson this season and continues to have a role in this Falcons offense. Should anything happen with rookie RB Bijan Robinson at any point this season, Allgeier would see an increase in touches and likely be a fantasy RB2.

Kareem Hunt – Hunt is the clear next-man up behind RB Jerome Ford. In week 11, he evenly split the backfield with a healthy Ford, showing that he’s got a role in the offense already. If Ford were to miss any time (and Ford has been banged up at points this season), Hunt immediately sees an increased workload. Hunt is available in 48.8 percent of NFL fantasy leagues.

Rico Dowdle – The clear backup RB in Dallas is Rico Dowdle. Dowdle recently had 79 rushing yards and a touchdown in week 10, his best game of the season. Should anything happen to Tony Pollard, Dowdle would receive a significant number of touches in the Cowboys backfield with little threats currently behind him. Dowdle is available in 97.4 percent of NFL fantasy leagues.

Also consider:
Roschon Johnson, Kenneth Gainwell



Jayden Reed – Packers’ rookie receiver Jayden Reed has been putting together a great string of games. Did you know that in three of the last four weeks, Reed has scored more than 12.00 fantasy points? He had 83 receiving yards in week eight, 84 yards and a touchdown in week 10, and in week 11, he had 46 yards rushing and receiving, along with a touchdown, totaling 19.40 fantasy points. He seems to be earning the coaches trust and has been rewarded with more targets over the last month.

Odell Beckham, Jr. – OBJ has been getting it done for fantasy managers over the last three games. He’s scored a touchdown in two of his last three games, and he has scored at least 11.00 fantasy points in each contest during that span. The Ravens may need to adjust where their targets are going with Mark Andrews out for the season, and perhaps Beckham is in-line for more targets during this hot stretch.

Demario Douglas – Prior to his week 11 bye, Demario Douglas has been quietly breaking out for the Patriots. Since week seven, Douglas has gained at least 50 receiving yards in three of his last four games and scoring at least 10.50 fantasy points in three of those four contests. He is fresh off a bye and gets a great matchup vs the Giants in week 12. If you are desperate at receiver, add Douglas, who is available in 83.7 percent of NFL Fantasy leagues.

Also consider:
Romeo Doubs, Noah Brown



Isaiah Likely – Unfortunately, star TE Mark Andrews suffered a season-ending injury on Thursday night. That leaves Isaiah Likely as the player who needs to step up for the Ravens. Likely is a fourth-round rookie who will be given an opportunity to shine in this Ravens’ offense. His best game of this season so far was back in week nine, when he had 42 receiving yards and 8.20 fantasy points. Likely should see an increase in targets and with that, an increase in both his floor and upside over the next month.

Also consider:

Luke Musgrave, Pat Freiermuth



Miami Dolphins at New York Jets
Tennessee Titans vs Carolina Panthers
New Orleans Saints at Atlanta Falcons