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New York Giants wide receiver John Ross (quad) is active for Sunday's game against the Philadelphia Eagles. With Sterling Shepard (quad) and Kadarius Toney (quad) both out, Ross should see snaps as the team's No. 3 receiver. Considering he only has eight catches on the season, fantasy managers looking for a dart throw in a deep league or in DFS should go ahead and look elsewhere for that play.
Carolina Panthers rookie wide receiver Terrace Marshall Jr. is a healthy scratch for Sunday's meeting with the Miami Dolphins. The promising rookie hasn't had a catch since Week 6 and should have already been off of your fantasy radar in single-year formats, so this move shouldn't have much of an impact on fantasy lineups. Receiver Shi Smith will be active instead but is unlikely to see much work in Carolina's run-first attack with quarterback Cam Newton under center.
Atlanta Falcons linebacker Deion Jones (shoulder) was a late addition to the injury report this week and won't play Sunday against the Jaguars. The team's leader in tackles for loss, Jones is a huge loss for this Falcons defense. If you were thinking of streaming them because of how bad the Trevor Lawrence-led Jaguars have been, Jones being out is probably a good reason to pivot elsewhere.
Houston Texans tight end Jordan Akins is a healthy scratch in Week 12 against the New York Jets for the second straight week. It appears the 29-year-old has been passed on the depth chart by rookie Brevin Jordan with Pharaoh Brown back to full health. The Texans also have Antony Auclair at the position. Akins was already an afterthought in fantasy, as are the rest of Houston's tight ends for that matter, and has caught just 21 passes for 184 yards and no touchdowns on 28 targets in his nine games played (three starts) this season. The Texans offense could actually make some noise against the Jets this weekend, but it's hard to recommend any Houston tight end in fantasy given their lack of explosive plays on offense in 2021.
New York Jets wide receiver Corey Davis (groin), who was downgraded to doubtful on Saturday, is officially inactive for Week 12 against the Houston Texans. It's a blow to the Jets offense with rookie quarterback Zach Wilson (knee) finally returning from his PCL sprain. Davis and Wilson had developed some nice chemistry earlier in the season. Rookie Elijah Moore, Jamison Crowder and Keelan Cole should operate in three-wide sets for Gang Green in Week 12 against a Texans defense that has surrendered 269.7 receiving yards per game this year. With Davis beat up of late, Moore has really stepped up and taken advantage, catching 18 of 25 targets for 269 yards and four touchdowns in the last three games. The rookie will have WR2 upside with Davis out.
Houston Texans rookie wide receiver Nico Collins (hip) is active for Week 12 against the New York Jets after being questionable on the team's final injury report. Collins popped up on the injury report late in the week, but his hip injury wasn't serious enough to keep him from playing on Sunday. The Jets defense allows the second-most receiving yards per game (296.7) in 2021, so the Texans offense could actually find some explosive plays down the field this week. The 22-year-old has been a fixture in three-receiver sets, but he has only 16 receptions for 200 yards and no touchdowns on 24 targets in his seven games played this season. In a Houston offense that just isn't very explosive, it's hard to recommend any receiver not named Brandin Cooks in fantasy.
New England Patriots running back J.J. Taylor is a healthy scratch for the Week 12 contest against the Tennessee Titans. Running backs Damien Harris (neck) and Rhamondre Stevenson (knee), who were questionable for Sunday, are both active and should share most of New England's backfield touches against the Titans. It will be Taylor's second straight week being a healthy scratch with New England's backfield fully healthy. The 23-year-old will only be worth a pickup in deeper PPR leagues again if one of Harris or Stevenson miss time with an injury. Brandon Bolden will be the No. 3 change-of-pace, pass-catching back on Sunday, but he'll be a desperation play in PPR formats.
New England Patriots tight ends Hunter Henry (neck) and Jonnu Smith (shoulder) are both active for the Week 12 battle against the Tennessee Titans, as expected. Both players were listed as questionable on the final injury report but were expected to play after practicing all week. Henry and Smith will continue to split playing time at the position on Sunday. Henry has been much more productive than Smith this year, catching 33 passes for 378 yards and seven touchdowns. Smith has just 22 receptions for 210 yards and one score in 10 games. There hasn't been much volume for New England's tight ends, but Henry is the preferred red-zone target and will remain a low-end, touchdown-dependent TE1.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive tackle Vita Vea (knee) will play against the Colts on Sunday, a lift for this Tampa Bay defense as it tries to slow down Colts running back Jonathan Taylor. With how Taylor has played lately, starting the Buccaneers defense in fantasy isn't the slam-dunk it usually is, but fantasy managers can feel better about it. Meanwhile, running back Ke'Shawn Vaughn is a healthy scratch after playing the past two weeks. He took a season-high nine offensive snaps in Week 11 and had three carries for four yards. He has no impact on fantasy football.
Tennessee Titans tight end Geoff Swaim (concussion) is active for the Week 12 game against the New England Patriots. Swaim only has 19 receptions for 131 yards and two touchdowns on 26 targets in 10 games for the Titans this year, but Tennessee is desperate for playmakers with receivers A.J. Brown (chest), Julio Jones (hamstring) and Marcus Johnson (hamstring) all on Injured Reserve. Swaim could be more involved in the passing game after sitting out last week, but the Titans have also involved tight ends MyCole Pruitt and Anthony Firkser plenty this year. Swaim will have a little bit more appeal in fantasy with the Titans lacking offensive weapons, but he'll still be a touchdown-dependent TE2.
New England Patriots running backs Damien Harris (neck) and Rhamondre Stevenson (knee) are both active for the Week 12 meeting with the Tennessee Titans. Both players had questionable tags on the final injury report but were expected to suit up. With New England having its full stable of running backs available, J.J. Taylor was made a healthy scratch. Harris has been sharing more reps with the impressive Stevenson since he returned from a concussion, which has made him more of a low-end RB2 in fantasy as long as Stevenson continues to have a bigger role. The Titans have also allowed the fifth-fewest rushing yards per game (97.2) in 2021, so the Patriots may find running lanes harder to come by on Sunday. Stevenson will be on the RB2/3 borderline and has looked more explosive than Harris in recent weeks.
New England Patriots TE Jonnu Smith (shoulder) is active for Week 12's game against the Tennessee Titans.
Fantasy Spin: Smith had been listed as questionable on the injury report after being a limited practice participant throughout the week. He only has four catches for 34 yards over his last three games and is not a recommended option in any fantasy format.
New England Patriots TE Hunter Henry (neck) is active for Week 12's game against the Tennessee Titans.
Fantasy Spin: Henry had been listed as questionable on the injury report but participated in all three of the team's practice sessions during the week on a limited basis, so it is no surprise that he is active for this afternoon's contest. He has been a popular red-zone target for New England this season and can be viewed as a low-end TE1 option in deeper fantasy leagues.
Atlanta Falcons RB Cordarrelle Patterson (ankle) is officially active for the Week 12 game.
Fantasy Spin: Patterson has been one of the main options in the offense for the Falcons this season and should see plenty of touches in the running and passing game. He can be a No. 2 running back or flex option in fantasy leagues.
New York Giants RB Saquon Barkley (ankle) is officially active for the Week 12 game.
Fantasy Spin: Barkley appeared to receive a limited workload last week but likely will be more involved in the offense this week with a new play caller. He should be a starting option in all fantasy leagues.
New York Giants running back Saquon Barkley (ankle) is active for Sunday's game against the Eagles, while wide receiver Kadarius Toney (quad) is out, as previously reported. Barkley saw 12 touches last week for 56 yards and definitely doesn't look like Barkley was expected to look, but he should find a little more space against the Eagles, who allow the ninth-most fantasy points per game to running backs. You should go ahead and play Barkley in all your redraft leagues, though he's someone you might avoid in DFS contests based on how he looked last week.
Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Auden Tate (thigh) has officially been ruled out for the Week 12 contest against the division-rival Pittsburgh Steelers. Tate was doubtful heading into Sunday's game, so it's no surprise that he'll miss yet another game. The 24-year-old has not seen action since Week 7 against the Baltimore Ravens and hasn't been on the fantasy radar at all in 2021 while working as the fourth wideout behind rookie Ja'Marr Chase, Tyler Boyd and Tee Higgins in a loaded Cincy receiving corps. With Tate out again, Mike Thomas and Stanley Morgan will fight for snaps as the No. 4 pass-catcher against Pittsburgh.
The New York Giants have declared WR Kadarius Toney, TE Kaden Smith, FB Cullen Gillaspia, TE Kyle Rudolph, WR Sterling Shepard and OG Wes Martin inactive for Week 12.
The Pittsburgh Steelers have declared CB Joe Haden, LB Buddy Johnson, QB Dwayne Haskins, DL Isaiah Buggs and TE Kevin Rader inactive for Week 12.
The Houston Texans have declared WR Davion Davis, TE Jeff Driskel, QB Deshaun Watson, TE Jordan Akins, CB Cre'Von LeBlanc and S Justin Reid inactive for Week 12.
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