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Friday, December 20, 2013

FANTASY FOOTBALL WEEK 16 FRIDAY INJURY REPORT

                                            

The Super Bowl week is upon us in fantasy football 2013 and those who are still in the running for their league's championship should be sure to keep track of every bit of injury news.  With that in mind here is a quick rundown on the key players and their injury statuses for Week 16.

-Denver Broncos WR Wes Welker is done for the 2013 regular season due to the second concussion he suffered back in Week 13.  The team wants to rest Welker up for the playoffs and not risk yet another concussion since he clearly came back too soon from the first.  This is an issue that has to be looked at closely with Welker's fantasy football stock going forward into next season.

-Cleveland Browns breakout tight end Jordan Cameron is going to be ruled out for Week 16 with his own concussion problems.  Cameron has not practiced all week which includes missing Friday's session.  Delanie Walker or Zack Ertz would be replacement to look at.

-Indianapolis Colts WR T.Y. Hilton returned to practice on Friday from the shoulder injury that kept him out the previous sessions.  Pencil Hilton in for Week 16.

-Although he hasn't been officially ruled out yet, Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers will not play Sunday.  Matt Flynn will once again get the start in Rodgers' place and is a decent QB 2 option.

-Dallas Cowboys rookie WR Terrance Williams is iffy for Sunday due to a balky hamstring but he is trying to return to practice on Friday.  Williams is not worth using in fantasy football terms due to his play going south since Miles Austin returned.

-New York Giants WR Victor Cruz is finished for 2013 as well due to the concussion he suffered to go along with a knee problem which required surgery.  It was a bit of an off year for Cruz this season as his fantasy football stock slipped from a WR 1 to a 2.

-Arizona Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald will start in Week 16 despite a concussion of his own last Sunday.  Fitzgerald looked very iffy after having trouble in the locker room after the game but he made a quick recover that got him to pass the NFL concussion protocols.

-Washington Redskins rookie tight end Jordan Reed was put on injured reserve with a concussion that he never recovered from back in Week 11.  Reed is a very intriguing sleeper for 2014 due to the fact he was playing great before he took the head shot.

-Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson could be headed for a game-time decision after missing practices late in the week.  Peterson missed last week's game with a foot injury.

-Jacksonville Jaguars RB Maurice Jones-Drew is not going to play on Sunday as he missed all the team's practices once again with hamstring issues.

-New England Patriots WR Aaron Dobson is returning to the field this week after missing time with a foot injury.  He has clear WR 3 status with Rob Gronkowski out.  Get him in there.

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