This week we give thanks to easy matchups, excellent sleepers and strong plays off the waiver wire. Dave Richard previews over nearly 180 players for Week 12 in this week's Fantasy Football Cheat Sheet.
Donnell isn't expected to play Sunday at Washington, after the Giants found a "troubling result" on an MRI on his neck, Dan Graziano of ESPN New York reports. "It's not looking good," Donnell said.
On Monday, Donnell stated that he felt 100 percent after doctors cleared him, but Wednesday's development leaves the tight end without a return date. While he'll likely be ruled out in advance of Sunday's game, Jordan Raanan of NJ.com speculated that Donnell may be in danger of missing the rest of the season. In the meantime, Will Tye and Jerome Cunningham will handle TE reps for the Giants, but a free-agent addition to the corps isn't out of the question.
49ers cornerback Leon McFadden is questionable to return to Saturday's Week 16 game against the Chargers due to a head injury, the team announced. McFadden had yet to record a tackle in Saturday's game at the time of his injury.
Giants defensive end Damontre Moore had his right arm in a sling as he watched Texas A&M's Pro Day with other former Aggies, reports the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. More information on Moore's injury was not immediately available.
Unga (neck) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Patriots.
Jasper Brinkley will step in at middle linebacker, but he didn't get much playing time in nickel packages last week, so he isn't a recommended IDP option for Sunday's game against the Patriots. Unga won't necessarily have an every-down role once he's healthy.
Brown (shoulder) is listed as questionable for Thursday's game in Dallas.
Limited in practice all week, Brown didn't signal whether his DNP streak will stop at one game or extend to two. However, active status may not yield much fruit, as his absence this past Sunday allowed rookie Devin Funchess to make his most significant impact as a professional. At best, Brown is the third option in the Panthers' 28th-ranked passing attack.
Ginn (knee) is listed as probable for Thursday's game at Dallas, David Newton of ESPN.com reports.
Ginn emerged from Week 11 with a knee injury, which was revealed to be slight due to his ability to practice in full both Tuesday and Wednesday. He currently ranks second among Panthers receivers with 66 targets, which could translate to success against a Dallas secondary that has 15.5 YPC and two touchdowns to wideouts over the last three contests.
Tillman (knee) is inactive for Sunday's matchup against the Redskins.
With Tillman on the shelf after missing two days of practice this week, look for Bene Benwikere to draw the start at cornerback opposite Josh Norman. This may leave the door open for Kirk Cousins and the Washington offense to target the second-year player in the passing attack.