Injuries and Waiver Wire week 12 2021





Justin Fields (Ribs) - Fields suffered a ribs injury in the second half. This does not appear to be a major injury, but the Bears play on Thursday afternoon in week 12.





Michael Carter (Ankle) - Carter left Sunday's game with a high-ankle sprain. He is expected to miss 2-3 weeks.
Jordan Howard (Knee) - Howard left Sunday's game with a knee sprain and did not return. He will most likely be out this week, but it is unclear at this time.
Jerick McKinnon (Hamstring) - McKinnon injured his hamstring on Sunday.
Rashaad Penny (Hamstring) - Penny did not return after suffering a hamstring injury on Sunday.





Jamal Agnew (Hip) - Agnew left Sunday's game late with a hip injury. He was placed on season-ending injured reserve.
A.J. Brown (Chest) - Brown suffered a chest injury. X-Rays were negative, but he will undergo more tests.
Ceedee Lamb (Concussion) - Lamb was injured near the end of the first half of Sunday's game vs the Chiefs and did not return.
Jarvis Landry (Knee) - Landry suffered a knee injury on Sunday. He may have aggravated a previous injury.





Adam Trautman (MCL) - Trautman sustained an MCL Sprain in week 11, and is expected to be out 4-6 weeks.

Teams on bye in Week 12: Arizona Cardinals, Kansas City Chiefs





Cam Newton (CAR) - In his first game as the Panthers' starting quarterback, QB Cam Newton completed 21 of 27 passes for 189 yards and two passing touchdowns, along with 10 carries for 46 rushing yards and a rushing touchdown, totaling 26.16 fantasy points on fantasy scoring. In week 12, Newton takes on the Dolphins. Miami is currently allowing 21.5 fantasy points per game to opposing quarterbacks (fifth-most), and the third-most passing yards per game (290.8) to opposing quarterbacks. Look for Newton to build on his week 11 performance.
Mac Jones (NE) - In week 12, Mac Jones gets a great matchup vs the Tennessee Titans. The Titans are currently allowing the sixth-most passing yards per game (287.1) to opposing quarterbacks, the most pass attempts per game (40.0) to QBs, and the third most fantasy points per game to quarterbacks on the year (21.7). Jones had a let-down fantasy performance, despite a Patriots win in week 11, but it is fair to expect better numbers in week 12 from the rookie.





Jeff Wilson (SF) - Wilson was a late addition to the waiver wire report last week after Elijah Mitchell injured his finger on Monday night. Wilson is still only rostered in 38.6% of fantasy leagues at this time, and that number should be over 50% by the end of this week. He did not dazzle anyone with his 19 rushing attempts for 50 yards (6.80 fantasy points) performance, but the fact that he had 19 carries is encouraging. He's one of the few good handcuffs that may still be available on the waiver wire and not already on someone else's roster.
Devonta Freeman (BAL) - Running backs are hard to come by on the waiver wire this week, so we are going to take a look at players who have been performing well over recent weeks to fill this spot. Devonta Freeman stands out. Despite Latavius Murray finally returning to game action, Freeman led the Ravens' backfield in touches in week 11. Freeman has scored double digit fantasy points in four of his last five games. I expect Latavius Murray to pick up more touches moving forward, perhaps Murray was eased into action this week, but Freeman should be rostered in most leagues. Murray is an add in deeper leagues as well.
Also Consider: Alex Collins (SEA), Sony Michel (LAR), Latavius Murray (BAL)





Elijah Moore (NYJ) - Wow, is this kid fun to watch. The rookie has exploded over the last month of the season, scoring 29.60 fantasy points in week 12 with eight receptions for 141 yards and a touchdown. Over the last month, Moore has put up the finished with 29.60, 13.40, 27.40, 13.10, and 10.20 fantasy points in each game. That type of production is incredible. In week 12, he gets a fantastic matchup vs the Texans. I'm expecting the production to continue. What's even more amazing is, he's done this with the likes of Mike White, Josh Johnson and Joe Flacco throwing him the football. Amazing stuff, really.
Tim Patrick (DEN) - Would anyone be interested in adding a top 36 receiver who is only rostered in 22.1% of fantasy leagues right now? Let's take a look at Tim Patrick. He's currently the number three receiver on the Broncos depth chart, but that has not mattered for his fantasy production over the course of the season. Prior to week 11, Patrick was the WR31 on the season. He is not the most consistent option from week-to-week, due to Jeudy, Sutton and even TE Noah Fant being around, but he has produced multiple weeks of 10+ fantasy points this season and gets targeted frequently. He has seen five or more targets in seven of his last eight games. He could be an interesting bye-week fill in with players like Tyreek Hill, DeAndre Hopkins, Christian Kirk, Rondale Moore, and Mecole Hardman on bye in week 12.
Alson Consider: Rashod Bateman (BAL), Van Jefferson (LA), Curtis Samuel (WAS)





Evan Engram (NYG) - We've talked about Engram numerous times in this article, so I'll keep this short. The Giants face the Eagles in week 12. Philadelphia has allowed the most receiving yards to TEs (73.3) and the most fantasy points to TEs (19.8) so far this season. Engram is only rostered in 26.9% of leagues. He's a great bye-week fill in.
Austin Hooper (CLE) - Hooper gets a fantastic matchup in week 12 vs the Ravens. Baltimore allows 6.22 receptions, 72.4 receiving yards, and 0.67 touchdowns per game to tight ends on the season, which equals 18.1 fantasy points per game to the position. Now, a lot of that has to do with their schedule, as they have faced the likes of Travis Kelce, T.J. Hockenson, Darren Waller, and others this year, but it is a promising spot for Hooper this week. He's had two good weeks in a row, 12.50 fantasy points in week 10, and 9.30 fantasy points in week 11. It is unclear if Jarvis Landry will miss any time with his injury, but if Landry is out, Hooper is an intriguing bye-week fill-in. I would only play Hooper if I was desperate, as he is not consistent. He is in an interesting spot here this week.
Also Consider: Pat Freiermuth (PIT)