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The deeper it gets into the season, the more robust injury reports typically are, with Week 13 serving as a fitting example. We have no shortage of big names at each position, many unfortunately already confirmed as out or trending strongly in that direction. On the positive side, we do have a couple of big projected returns as well, and some capable backups ready to step in for those players that are going to be on the shelf.

Without further ado, let's take a closer look at the health outlook for a slate that could be critical to many Fantasy teams' chances of the postseason:

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Week 13 Injuries
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Injury Report Update
Quarterbacks
Kyler Murray Arizona Cardinals QB
Murray (ankle) and DeAndre Hopkins (hamstring) will both return against the Bears on Sunday, head coach Kliff Kingsbury told Stacey Dales of NFL Network. Both were listed as questionable on Friday's injury report after practicing in limited fashion all week, but they are now a go. Murray makes his return from a three-game absence and the fact it's alongside Hopkins -- who hasn't taken a snap since Week 8 -- it could be a long day for a Bears defense allowing 19.2 Fantasy points per game to quarterbacks in standard scoring formats.
Jalen Hurts Philadelphia Eagles QB
Hurts (ankle) is questionable for Sunday's game versus the Jets after practicing in limited fashion all week. There were some late Saturday reports indicating Hurts will not play, but another notes the Eagles are waiting until they can see how the second-year quarterback feels in the morning before making a final decision. If Hurts does indeed sit out, Gardner Minshew would be in line to make his first start since Week 15 of last season.
Justin Fields Chicago Bears QB
Fields (ribs) is doubtful for Sunday's game against the Cardinals after practicing in limited fashion all week. Andy Dalton, who threw for 317 yards and a touchdown in Fields' stead during a Thanksgiving Day win over the Lions, has already been named the starter versus Arizona.
Daniel Jones New York Giants QB
Jones (neck) is out for Sunday's game against the Dolphins despite practicing in limited fashion all week. Mike Glennon, who completed 16 of 25 passes for 196 yards with a touchdown and two interceptions against the Cowboys in Week 5 in relief of an injured Jones, will draw the start versus Miami.
Running Backs
Dalvin Cook Minnesota Vikings RB
Cook (shoulder) is out for Sunday's game against the Lions after missing practice all week. Alexander Mattison, who already has a pair of 100-yard efforts in Cook's stead this season, will get the start against a Detroit defense allowing the third-most Fantasy points per game to running backs in standard scoring formats (22.1).
D'Andre Swift Detroit Lions RB
Swift (shoulder) is out for Sunday's game against the Vikings after missing practice all week. Jamaal Williams, who gained 83 total yards on 20 touches after Swift exited the Thanksgiving Day loss to the Bears, will helm the backfield for Detroit versus Minnesota.
Clyde Edwards-Helaire Kansas City Chiefs RB
Edwards-Helaire (illness) is questionable for Sunday night's game against the Broncos after missing practice Friday. If the second-year running back is unable to suit up, Darrel Williams would resume the mantle of lead back he held during CEH's earlier stint on injured reserve.
Josh Jacobs Las Vegas Raiders RB
Jacobs (ankle) is questionable for Sunday's game against Washington after finishing the week with two limited practices. If Jacobs would be unable to suit up, Kenyan Drake would step into the lead back role against the Football Team, while Jalen Richard would be his main complement.
Melvin Gordon Denver Broncos RB
Gordon (hip) is out for Sunday night's game versus the Chiefs after missing practice all week. Rookie Javonte Williams should take on lead-back volume, with Mike Boone likely serving as the No. 2 and change-of-pace option.
Darrell Henderson Los Angeles Rams RB
Henderson (thigh) is questionable for Sunday's game against the Jaguars after only managing a limited Friday practice this past week. If Henderson sits out the contest, Sony Michel would be in line to serve as Los Angeles' lead back.
James Robinson Jacksonville Jaguars RB
Robinson (heel/knee) is questionable for Sunday's game versus the Rams after practicing in limited fashion all week. If Robinson were to sit out, veteran Carlos Hyde would assume the reins of the backfield.
Alex Collins Seattle Seahawks RB
Collins (abdomen) is questionable for Sunday's game against the 49ers after practicing in limited fashion all week. If Collins were to sit out, the recently signed Adrian Peterson, who was promoted from the practice squad Saturday, would likely rotate in on early downs and share carries with some combination of Travis Homer (calf), Rashaad Penny (hamstring) and DeeJay Dallas.
David Johnson Houston Texans RB
Johnson (illness) is questionable for Sunday's game versus the Colts after missing practice all week. As per early Sunday reports, Johnson isn't expected to play, which would open up more opportunities for Rex Burkhead, Royce Freeman, and potentially, Jaylen Samuels.
J.D. McKissic Washington Football Team RB
McKissic (concussion) is out for Sunday's game against the Raiders after missing practice all week. Jaret Patterson and Wendell Smallwood are likely to see more work behind Antonio Gibson as a result.
Jordan Howard Philadelphia Eagles RB
Howard (knee) is out for Sunday's game against the Jets after missing practice all week. With Howard out, Boston Scott (illness) should enjoy a bigger role behind starter Miles Sanders if he's able to suit up.
Boston Scott Philadelphia Eagles RB
Scott (illness) is questionable for Sunday's game against the Jets despite missing practice all week. As per early Sunday morning reports, Scott will suit up and fill a complementary role alongside Miles Sanders.
Phillip Lindsay Miami Dolphins RB
Lindsay (ankle) is doubtful for Sunday's game against the Giants despite practicing in limited fashion Wednesday and Friday. In Lindsay's likely absence, Salvon Ahmed is projected to serve as Myles Gaskin's main backup.
Damien Williams Chicago Bears RB
Williams (calf) is out for Sunday's game versus the Cardinals after missing practice all week. Rookie Khalil Herbert is expected to continue serving as David Montgomery's primary backup.
Travis Homer Seattle Seahawks RB
Homer (calf) is questionable for Sunday's game against the 49ers despite practicing in full all week. If he's able to suit up, he could enjoy a solid role if Alex Collins (abdomen) is forced to sit out.
Rashaad Penny Seattle Seahawks RB
Penny (hamstring) is questionable for Sunday's game against the 49ers after finishing the week with two full practices. If he's able to suit up, he could enjoy a solid role if Alex Collins (abdomen) is forced to sit out.
Trey Sermon San Francisco 49ers RB
Sermon (ankle) was placed on injured reserve Saturday, sidelining him for the next three games at minimum.
Wide Receivers
DeAndre Hopkins Arizona Cardinals WR
Hopkins (hamstring) is questionable for Sunday's game against the Bears after finishing the week with a missed Friday practice following two limited sessions to start the week. As per early Sunday reports, Hopkins is expected to make his return following a three-game absence but may be used more sparingly than usual as a precaution and due to what are expected to be frigid weather conditions in Chicago.
Deebo Samuel San Francisco 49ers WR
Samuel (groin) is out for Sunday's game versus the Seahawks after missing practice all week. In Samuel's sizable absence, Brandon Aiyuk and George Kittle should see some extra targets, while Jauan Jennings could operate as the No. 2 receiver.
Odell Beckham Jr. Los Angeles Rams WR
Beckham (hip) is questionable for Sunday's game against the Jaguars after sandwiching a pair of limited practices around a missed Thursday session. If Beckham misses his first game in a Rams uniform, Van Jefferson should bump up to the No. 2 role alongside top option Cooper Kupp.
Corey Davis New York Jets WR
Davis (groin) is questionable for Sunday's game against the Eagles after only practicing in limited fashion Friday this past week. If Davis misses a second straight game, rookie Elijah Moore and Jamison Crowder should serve as the top two wideouts for New York.
Antonio Brown Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR
Brown (ankle/suspension) will remain out for Sunday's game against the Falcons. A combination of Tyler Johnson, Breshad Perriman and Scotty Miller is likely to share No. 3 wide receiver snaps behind Mike Evans and Chris Godwin.
Allen Robinson Chicago Bears WR
Robinson (hamstring) is doubtful for Sunday's game against the Cardinals after failing to practice all week. Darnell Mooney should once again serve as the top wideout for Andy Dalton after posting a 5-123 line on eight targets while working with the veteran quarterback on Thanksgiving.
DeVante Parker Miami Dolphins WR
Parker (shoulder) was activated from injured reserve Saturday, making him available to play Sunday against the Giants in a likely No. 2 role alongside the surging Jaylen Waddle.
Sterling Shepard New York Giants WR
Shepard (quadriceps) is doubtful for Sunday's game against the Dolphins despite finishing the week with two limited practices. With Kadarius Toney (quadriceps) also doubtful, Darius Slayton, John Ross (illness) and Co
Kadarius Toney New York Giants WR
Toney (quadriceps) is doubtful for Sunday's game against the Dolphins after missing practice all week. With Sterling Shepard (quadriceps) also doubtful, Darius Slayton, John Ross (quadriceps) and Collin Johnson are set to work as the primary options for Mike Glennon behind Kenny Golladay versus Miami.
Brandin Cooks Houston Texans WR
Cooks (illness) is questionable for Sunday's game against the Colts after only managing to practice in limited fashion Friday. As per early Sunday reports, Cooks is expected to play and fill his usual No. 1 wideout role.
DeSean Jackson Las Vegas Raiders WR
Jackson (calf) is questionable for Sunday's game against Washington after sandwiching two limited practices around a missed Thursday session. If Jackson were to sit out, Bryan Edwards might see some extra downfield opportunities.
Curtis Samuel Washington Football Team WR
Samuel (groin) is questionable for Sunday's game against the Raiders after practicing in limited fashion all week. If Samuel were to sit out, Adam Humphries and Deandre Carter could be the biggest beneficiaries.
Marquise Goodwin Chicago Bears WR
Goodwin (foot) will not play in Sunday's game against the Cardinals. With Allen Robinson (hamstring) also expected out, Damiere Byrd should move into the No. 2 role behind Darnell Mooney.
Keelan Cole New York Jets WR
Cole was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list Wednesday, sidelining him for Sunday's game against the Eagles at minimum.
John Ross New York Giants WR
Ross (illness) is questionable for Sunday's game against the Dolphins after only getting in a limited Friday practice this week.
Chris Conley Houston Texans WR
Conley (illness) is questionable for Sunday's game against the Colts after managing only a limited Friday practice this week.
Danny Amendola Houston Texans WR
Amendola (knee) was placed on injured reserve Saturday, sidelining him for the next three games at minimum.
Tight Ends
Darren Waller Las Vegas Raiders TE
Waller (knee) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against Washington after failing to practice all week. In his absence, Hunter Renfrow and the rest of Las Vegas' pass-catching corps should see extra targets to varying degrees, while Foster Moreau will step in as the top tight end for Derek Carr.
Jack Doyle Indianapolis Colts TE
Doyle (knee) is questionable for Sunday's game against the Texans but managed to work back to a full practice Friday. If Doyle were to unexpectedly sit out, Mo Alie-Cox would be in line to serve as Indianapolis' top tight end.
Ricky Seals-Jones Washington Football Team TE
Seals-Jones (hip) is questionable for Sunday's game against the Raiders after practicing in limited fashion all week. Logan Thomas will serve as the top tight end now that he's back to full health, so Seals-Jones will only play a complementary role if available.
Kyle Rudolph New York Giants TE
Rudolph (ankle) is questionable for Sunday's game against the Dolphins after finishing the week with two limited practices. If he were to sit out, Chris Myarick would serve as Evan Engram's top backup at tight end.
Adam Shaheen Miami Dolphins TE
Shaheen (knee) is doubtful for Sunday's game against the Giants despite practicing in limited fashion all week.
Kickers
Nick Folk New England Patriots K
Folk (knee) is questionable for Monday night's game against the Bills after practicing in limited fashion all week. Folk has played through the injury for the majority of the season and is fully expected to do so again versus Buffalo.

Key defensive players

Cornerbacks

  • The Jaguars' Shaquill Griffin (concussion) is out for Sunday's game against the Rams.

    The Steelers' Joe Haden (foot) is out for Sunday's game against the Ravens.

    The Ravens' Marlon Humphrey (illness) is questionable for Sunday's game against the Steelers.

Safeties

  • Washington's Landon Collins (foot) is out for Sunday's game against the Raiders.

    The Buccaneers' Jordan Whitehead (calf) is out for Sunday's game against the Falcons. 

Defensive Linemen

  • The Bears' Akiem Hicks (ankle) is out for Sunday's game against the Cardinals.

    The Colts' DeForest Buckner (knee) is questionable for Sunday's game against the Texans.

Linebackers

  • The Vikings' Anthony Barr (knee) is questionable for Sunday's game against the Lions.

    The Steelers' T.J. Watt was activated from the reserve/COVID-19 list Saturday, clearing him to play Sunday against the Ravens.

    The Vikings' Eric Kendricks (biceps) is out for Sunday's game against the Lions.

    The Patriots' Ja'Whaun Bentley (ribs) is questionable for Monday night's game against the Bills.

    The Ravens' Jaylon Ferguson (illness) is questionable for Sunday's game against the Steelers.

    The Ravens' Patrick Queen (ribs) is questionable for Sunday's game against the Steelers.

    The Bears' Roquan Smith (hamstring) is questionable for Sunday's game against the Cardinals.

    The 49ers' Fred Warner (hamstring) is doubtful for Sunday's game versus the Seahawks.

    The Buccaneers' Devin White (quadriceps) is questionable for Sunday's game against the Falcons.

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