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Giants QB Daniel Jones doubtful for Seahawks game on Sunday

Fri Dec 4 2:38pm ET

New York Giants quarterback Colt McCoy (12) looks to throw during the second half of NFL football game against the Cincinnati Bengals, Sunday, Nov. 29, 2020, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Aaron Doster)

Trainers check New York Giants quarterback Daniel Jones (8) after an injury during the second half of NFL football game against the Cincinnati Bengals, Sunday, Nov. 29, 2020, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Aaron Doster)

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) New York Giants quarterback Daniel Jones practiced on a limited basis on Friday and has been listed as doubtful with a hamstring injury for Sunday's game against the Seahawks in Seattle.

Jones, who was injured last weekend against Cincinnati, did not practice on either Wednesday or Thursday.

If Jones cannot play, Colt McCoy will start for the Giants (4-7), who are riding a three-game winning streak that has put them in first place in the NFC East. The Seahawks (8-3) lead the NFC West.

Coach Joe Judge said Jones threw the ball well on Thursday. He said a decision on Sunday will be made after seeing how Jones comes out of the practice and the flight to Seattle on Saturday. The team plans to hold a walk-through in Seattle on Saturday.

''We need to do enough with him at practice to make sure that he can go back there and operate and have the mobility to protect himself and be able to move in the pocket, get the ball thrown away, pull it down to run if we need to,'' Judge said.

Judge said Jones would probably tell him he could play if asked.

''We have to really trust our eyes more so than our ears when we're dealing with Daniel because he's definitely a competitor,'' Judge said.

Judge said McCoy, who played most of the second half against the Bengals, has looked good at practice this week.

''He's working hard,'' Judge said. ''Colt's got a lot of experience. He doesn't really miss a beat. He gets in there, it's like riding a bike for this guy. He gets in there and he competes. Everything is very, very competitive with Colt. He goes in there, especially offense versus defensive period, we're making it competitive. He gets a lot of the juice flowing there throughout the team. He's not afraid to mix it up and talk a little smack with the guys. It's fun seeing him operate.''

The Giants have brought back veteran QB Alex Tanney. He was in training camp before being cut. He will be able to join the team on Saturday after going through the COVID-19 protocol.

Judge said Tanney will make the trip to Seattle.

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Brandon McManus Dec 4 2:50pm ET

Denver Broncos kicker Brandon McManus should not be on the fantasy radar for those streaming kickers in Week 13. The strong-legged kicker hasn't missed a kick since shanking an extra point in Week 7 against the Chiefs, but he also hasn't had more than two field-goal attempts in a single contest since back-to-back games in Weeks 4 and 6. He'll face Kansas City again on Sunday night after going 1-for-2 on extra points and nailing his only field-goal try in the 43-16 loss in Week 7. The 29-year-old has been among the most accurate kickers in the NFL (95.5 percent) this year, but he's just not being afforded enough opportunities in this mediocre offense. And the Denver offense won't be afforded the luxury of relying on field goals this weekend against the high-octane Chiefs offense.

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Denver Broncos Dec 4 2:50pm ET

The Denver Broncos Defense surprisingly ranks 10th in the NFL through 12 weeks of the 2020 season, but they just placed cornerback Bryce Callahan on Injured Reserve and have been extremely vulnerable on the ground in recent weeks. Going up against the No. 1 overall offense (first in passing, 19th rushing) and dynamic Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes will certainly give them problems on Sunday night. Overall, Denver's D ranks 24th in fantasy points and they've allowed a league-high 158 rushing yards per game in the last five contests. They allowed a season-high 43 points to KC back in Week 7, although Mahomes only threw for a season-low 200 yards and one touchdown, but the game was played in the snow. Expect Mahomes and the Chiefs to put up points at will again in this game, making the Broncos defense one to avoid at all costs.

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Noah Fant Dec 4 2:40pm ET

Denver Broncos tight end Noah Fant carries the distinction of being the only player to catch a pass in the Week 12 blowout loss to the Saints. We'd be pretty surprised if Fant doesn't improve on that number in a Week 13 meeting with the division-rival Chiefs on Sunday night. Kansas City's defense has allowed the eighth-most fantasy points per game to tight ends in the last five weeks. Fant caught only three passes for 38 yards against them in their first meeting, but that game was in the snow and he was battling an ankle injury. The 23-year-old hasn't found the end zone since Week 2, but he should see a safe target floor in a game in which the Broncos will likely have to throw much more than they'd like to. At such a shallow position in fantasy, Fant should serve as at least a viable low-end TE1 in Week 13.

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Tim Patrick Dec 4 2:30pm ET

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KJ Hamler Dec 4 2:30pm ET

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Melvin Gordon Dec 4 2:20pm ET

Denver Broncos running back Melvin Gordon III was a disappointment yet again in Week 12 against the Saints, logging 12 carries for only 31 yards and not catching a pass for the third straight game. Gordon's fantasy value in Week 13 against the division-rival Chiefs will depend on whether Phillip Lindsay (knee) is active. He has seen 20-plus touches in two of the three games that Lindsay has missed this year, so Gordon would have RB2 upside this Sunday night if Lindsay doesn't suit up. Kansas City is allowing the 11th-most fantasy points per game to RBs in 2020, including 59 total receptions, so Gordon should be involved plenty. If Lindsay is active, though, Gordon will go back to being more of a high-end RB3/flex while splitting the backfield work almost evenly. The 27-year-old had 17 carries for 68 yards and a touchdown in the Week 7 snow game against the Chiefs.

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Daniel Jones Dec 4 2:10pm ET

The New York Giants are listing quarterback Daniel Jones (hamstring) as doubtful to face the Seahawks in Week 13. Jones hasn't practiced all week and was unlikely to play in this one after tweaking his hammy in the Week 12 win over the Bengals. The good news is that it's a minor injury that should allow the 23-year-old to return in Week 14 against the Cardinals, barring any setbacks. With Jones sidelined this weekend, backup Colt McCoy will get the starting nod after finishing off the game last Sunday. The 34-year-old started one game for Washington in 2019 and was 6-for-10 for 31 yards in relief of Jones against Cincinnati. The Seattle defense is vulnerable, but McCoy will be a desperation low-end QB2 in superflex leagues. Downgrade all of New York's pass-catchers with Jones out.

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Drew Lock Dec 4 1:50pm ET

Denver Broncos quarterback Drew Lock was inactive in the Week 12 blowout loss to the Saints after being deemed a high-risk close contact of Jeff Driskel, who tested positive for COVID-19. But he was activated on Wednesday and has returned to practice, signaling that he'll be back under center against the division-rival Chiefs in Week 13. The Broncos will likely be trailing at some point in this game by multiple scores, which should allow Lock to air it out, but he is still on a streak of six straight games with an interception. The first meeting against KC in Week 7 was in the snow, with Lock going for 254 yards, no touchdowns and two interceptions. Just because the Broncos might have to throw often on Sunday won't make Lock any more attractive as a low-end, inaccurate QB2 for fantasy managers.

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Austin Ekeler Dec 4 1:30pm ET

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Keenan Allen Dec 4 1:30pm ET

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Mike Williams Dec 4 1:30pm ET

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Carson Wentz Dec 4 1:20pm ET

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Adam Gase Dec 4 1:20pm ET

The New York Jets are benching starting offensive guard Alex Lewis for the second straight week in Week 13 against the Raiders because of "an organizational decision," according to head coach Adam Gase. Lewis is not being fined, though, and his roster spot isn't in jeopardy. The 28-year-old is attending virtual meetings but hasn't been allowed to practice since last Friday before he was benched in the Week 12 loss to the Dolphins. The situation isn't injury related. Lewis was acquired from the Ravens in a trade in August of 2019 and he was re-signed to a three-year, $18.6 million deal last offseason. He has started 21 games for the Jets at left guard. It's more turmoil for the only team in the NFL without a win in 2020.

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Justin Herbert Dec 4 1:20pm ET

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DeVante Parker Dec 4 12:10pm ET

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Jakeem Grant Dec 4 12:10pm ET

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Mike Gesicki Dec 4 12:10pm ET

Miami Dolphins tight end Mike Gesicki has been able to somewhat produce decent fantasy value over the last few weeks. He'll head into a favorable matchup against the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 13. A secondary that has allowed the fifth-most fantasy points to tight ends this season. Gesicki might be able to push himself into low-end TE1 territory, assuming quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick gets the start at quarterback. Otherwise, Gesicki will remain a TE2 with Tua Tagovailoa (thumb) under center.

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DeAndre Washington Dec 4 12:00pm ET

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Matt Breida Dec 4 12:00pm ET

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