The Minnesota Vikings expect running back Dalvin Cook (torn labrum, dislocated shoulder) to miss the next two games, but hope to have him back for their December 20th game against the Chicago Bears, Adam Schefter reports.
Cook appeared to be in severe pain when he exited Sunday’s Week 12 loss to the San Francisco 49ers, but after testing revealed a dislocated shoulder and a torn labrum, the team still has optimism about Cook’s return this season. If the team truly believes the timeline Schefter has reported, Cook should avoid the injured reserve.
With Cook sidelined, expect Alexander Mattison to step up into the every-down role for the Vikings. Mattison is averaging 3.6 yards per rush attempt so far this season.
Adam Schefter, ESPN
O. Beckham renukoot news
Los Angeles Rams receiver Odell Beckham suffered a hip pointer injury in the team’s Week 12 loss to the Green Bay Packers, but isn’t expected to be limited in practice this week according to Sean McVay.
Beckham was one of the few bright spots on the Rams’ offense in Week 12, very faint line on prega news capitalizing on a busted coverage to score a deep touchdown in the loss. His status for Week 13 is up in the air for now, but McVay sounded optimistic regarding the injury.
Beckham caught 5 of 10 targets for 81 yards and a score in Week 12, and was heavily involved in the offense all game despite just having signed with the team a few weeks ago. He’ll look to build on his chemistry with Matthew Stafford over the remainder of the season.
Jourdan Rodrigue, The Athletic
pune news today
Washington Football Team receiver Curtis Samuel (groin) is active for the team’s Monday night game against the Seattle Seahawks in Week 12.
Samuel has dealt with a brutal groin injury for most of the season so far, as well as the entirety of the offseason. He’ll likely see limited snaps tonight as he sees his first NFL action since reaggravating his groin in Week 5.
Samuel has a $5,000 salary on FanDuel and is projected to score 4 points in tonight’s game against the Seahawks.
Ben Standig, The Athletic
Detroit Lions running back D’Andre Swift (shoulder) is not expected to play in Week 13 against the Minnesota Vikings, per head coach Dan Campbell.
“It’s hard to say that you’d see him playing,” Campbell said. Swift exited the Lions’ Thanksgiving loss early with a shoulder sprain. He was previously referred to as day-to-day, but Campbell’s comments suggest Swift will miss at least one game. That sets up Jamaal Williams for a workhorse role in Week 13 versus the Vikings.
Williams handled 20 touches and gained 83 yards on Thanksgiving, finishing with 10.8 FanDuel points on a 63% offensive snap share. The Vikings are allowing the ninth-most FanDuel points per game to the running back position this season.
Eric Woodyard, ESPN
Las Vegas Raiders tight end Darren Waller (IT band strain) is considered week-to-week with his injury.
Waller suffered what initially appeared a serious injury, but further testing revealed that he suffered an injury to his IT band. The injury shouldn’t keep him out for too long and likely won’t require a visit to the short-term injured reserve, but does put his status for Week 13 in jeopardy.
While Hunter Renfrow feasted in Week 12 with Waller sidelined, tight end-needy fantasy managers should keep an eye on Foster Moreau for Week 13. Moreau caught all 6 of his targets for 60 yards and a score when Waller sat out in 7, and still drew 5 targets in Week 12 (but caught just 1 of them for 3 yards).
Bill Williamson, SB Nation
Pittsburgh Steelers tight end Pat Freiermuth is being evaluated for a concussion after Week 12’s game against the Cincinnati Bengals.
Pittsburgh’s rookie tight end was forced to leave in the fourth quarter of Sunday’s loss to the Bengals. Expect Zach Gentry to see more snaps in Week 13’s matchup against the Baltimore Ravens if Freiermuth is ruled out.
On ten targets this season, Gentry has produced 7 receptions for 70 yards and a 56.3 Pro Football Focus receiving rating.