Did you make your fantasy league playoffs? Have one week left to go?
Luckily, in contrast to recent weeks, most of the headline-worthy NFL injuries in Week 13 came on the defensive end (a speedy recoverywish to Earl Thomas, Jason Pierre-Paul and others) but there are a few lingering concerns left wide open on the offensive end as well.
Here’s a look at the latest on some important skill-position players as things heat up in head-to-head leagues:
Danny Amendola, Patriots
Tom Brady’s favorite target by the end of the year could very well be Malcolm Mitchell. Amendola left Sunday’s win in the second half with a high ankle sprain and hewas seen going to the Patriots locker room and left in a boot, per NFL Network’s Kimberly Jones.
The news isn’t good for the Pats, who have already lost Rob Gronkowski for the year. Mitchell is worth finding on the wire, if he’s not gone already.
Jordan Matthews, Dorial Green-Beckham, Eagles
Matthews sat out the Eagles’ loss to the Bengals with an ankle injury — and during it, DGB left with an upper body injury in the second half. Carson Wentz has to throw to someone, and Zach Ertz has been the main beneficiary of the injuries.
As for next week against the Redskins: “Dorial Green-Beckham,it’s an oblique contusion. It’s going to be pretty sore for him,” Eagles head coach Doug Pedersonssaid. “We’ll hold him out of practice actually on Wednesday this week, but right now he should be OK for the game.”
The same for Matthews, who will be back at practice this week.
Ryan Mathews, Eagles
The Eagles’ other Mathews missed Week 13 and was replaced by Wendell Smallwood. His knee is “good” according to coach Pederson and he’ll likely suit up in Week 14. With all their back healthy again, none are a RB1 or 2, with Darren Sprolesa possibility due to his ability to catch passes out of the backfield.
Jeremy Maclin, Chiefs
The Chiefs are 3-1 since Maclin’s injury and are getting a ton of production from tight end Travis Kelce in his stead. Still, with the playoff race heating up in the AFC West they could use all the help they can get. Maclin’s status for Thursday night’s showdown with the Raiders is still up in the air, but Andy Reid does admit that his wideout is”making improvement.”
Doug Martin, Buccaneers
Finally back on the field after missing some extended time, the Bucsrunning back was knocked out of the game — hard — on Sunday.
“That was one of the most gruesome hits I’ve ever seen,” Bucs tight endCameron Brate said.
Still, all reports suggest he’ll make a speedy recovery and will, at worst, be day-to-day heading into Week 14.
Adam Humphries, Buccaneers
The Tampa slot receiver who has been making a pretty solid impact, Humphries is thought to have a concussion and will likely be out next week.