What a wild Thanksgiving night that was. If you had any of Calvin Johnson, RGIII, Alfred Morris, Matt Stafford, Arian Foster, Tom Brady, Stevan Ridley, Dez Bryant, Andre Johnson, Wes Welker or Ryan Broyles in your fantasy lineup for last night’s games, you’re likely in a chipper mood this morning after a whole host of explosive individual performances.
But the excitement doesn’t end there. With every team now having completed their bye, there are still 13 other Week 12 games to brush up on. Let’s get to the latest injury and depth chart news:
- Oakland RBs Darren McFadden and Mike Goodson both missed practice on Thursday and appear iffy for the weekend. Do-it-all fullback Marcel Reece could record another big day versus Cincinnati.
- Philadelphia RB LeSean McCoy is out for Week 12 with a concussion. Rookie Bryce Brown will draw the start and could be in for a tough time of it versus Carolina with Nick Foles under center.
- Denver RB Willis McGahee has been ruled out until at least January after tearing knee ligaments. Rookie Ronnie Hillman and third down back Lance Ball are expected to share the load moving forward, though disappointing Knowshon Moreno could also get a look. If any of the three makes the job his own, he could have serious stretch-run value.
- Jacksonville QB Chad Henne will be the Jags’ starting QB for the remainder of the season after Blaine Gabbert was placed on injured reserve. He could post decent stats against Tennessee if WR Justin Blackmon can continue his ascendency.
- Minnesota WR Percy Harvin (ankle) hasn’t practiced for the Vikings this week and is likely to miss Week 12. The team is yet to rule him out officially, but his chances of suiting up are slim.
- St. Louis WR Danny Amendola did not practice on Thursday due to a lingering foot issue. Amendola played through the same issue in last week’s second half but could be a game-time decision on Sunday.
- Cincinnati WR Andrew Hawkins (knee) has not been practicing and likely won’t play in Week 12. Look for TE Jermaine Gresham and WR Mohamed Sanu to see an uptick in targets.
- Philadelphia QB Nick Foles will draw his second straight start with Michael Vick still struggling with a concussion. He’ll be operating without his starting tailback and isn’t a recommended play.
- New Orleans RB Darren Sproles practiced fully on Thursday and will be good to go versus the 49ers. The receiving back could see plenty of targets versus a stiff Niners’ defense.
- San Francisco QB Colin Kaepernick looks set to start over Alex Smith in what could be a high scoring matchup versus the Saints. Smith has been cleared after a Week 10 concussion but team sources say Kaepernick’s impressive skill set gives him the edge. The move has not yet been made official.
- New York Giants RB Ahmad Bradshaw did not practice on Thursday as he battles with neck and foot issues. Bradshaw has suited up on Sunday without in-week practice time before, but could lose snaps to Andre Brown either way.
- Atlanta WR Julio Jones put in a limited practice on Thursday but could be a game-time decision against the Falcons. If he starts, it’s a dream matchup versus the Bucs’ leaky secondary.
- Pittsburgh QB Ben Roethlisberger is out for Week 12 with rib and shoulder issues he sustained two weeks ago. It’s thought he’ll be able to return for Week 13’s must-win game against the Ravens
- Chicago QB Jay Cutler (concussion) put in a limited practice Thursday and is tentatively expected to play in Sunday’s key divisional tilt with the Vikings.
- Green Bay WR Greg Jennings put in a limited practice on Thursday as he recovers from groin surgery, and is eyeing up a Week 13 return.
- Oakland WR Darrius Heyward-Bey is dealing with a lingering hamstring issue and has been limited in practice. It’s thought likely he’ll suit up against the Bengals after following a similar practice pattern in Week 11.