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Giants QB Jones, Panthers WR Moore depart with injuries

Sun Nov 29 7:40pm ET
By The Associated Press

Minnesota Vikings cornerback Chris Jones, right, breaks up a pass intended for Carolina Panthers wide receiver DJ Moore, left, during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 29, 2020, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)


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)


It was a nice Sunday for Joe Judge and the New York Giants - except for Daniel Jones' hamstring injury.

New York moved into a tie for first in the NFC East with a 19-17 victory over the Cincinnati Bengals, but the Giants lost their starting quarterback when Jones got hurt in the second half.

Jones passed for 213 yards in New York's third straight win. He's scheduled to have an MRI on Monday.

''I won't say I'm optimistic at this point right now,'' said Judge, who is in his first year as Giants coach. ''No, I don't want to go ahead and say yea or nay because I don't have the medical information. You know, I'm sure he's going to try everything he can.''

Jones went down after completing a short pass in the third quarter with the game tied at 10. He returned for two plays on the next series, then was relieved by Colt McCoy, who played the rest of the game.

''I'm certainly not discouraged,'' Jones said. ''You know, I think it's tough to tell exactly what it is right now.''

The Carolina Panthers lost wide receiver D.J. Moore in the fourth quarter of their 28-27 loss at Minnesota. Moore, who finished with four receptions for 61 yards, hurt his right ankle after landing awkwardly in the end zone on an incompletion by Teddy Bridgewater.

Vikings running back Dalvin Cook hurt his right ankle when he fumbled in the second half, but he returned, finishing with 18 carries for 61 yards and four catches for 21 yards.

In other injury news:

-Indianapolis left tackle Anthony Castonzo hurt his knee in the second quarter of the Colts' 45-26 loss to Tennessee, and safety Khari Willis left with back and quad injuries in the second half.

-Cleveland safety Ronnie Harrison injured a shoulder on the opening play of the Browns' 27-25 victory at Jacksonville. The Jaguars traded Harrison to Cleveland days before the season opener.

Jacksonville defensive tackle DaVon Hamilton was carted off the field in the final minute with a significant knee injury.

-Las Vegas cornerback Damon Arnette was evaluated for a concussion after a helmet-to-helmet hit with one of his teammates on the first play of the team's 43-6 loss at Atlanta. Arnette was selected by the Raiders in the first round of this year's draft.

Atlanta's Olamide Zaccheaus went out in the first half with a toe injury, another blow to a receiving corps that already was missing Julio Jones due to a hamstring injury. Offensive lineman James Carpenter was carted off the field in the fourth with a groin injury.

Player Notes
Hunter Renfrow Nov 29 7:50pm ET

Las Vegas Raiders wide receiver Hunter Renfrow caught seven passes on nine targets for 74 yards in a lopsided loss against the Falcons. Renfrow's nine targets was tied for the most he has seen all season, and his seven receptions were the most he has tallied all season. Prior to this game, Renfrow hadn't caught five passes or more since Week 4, and it was the first time he went for more than 70 yards since Week 3. It was a strange day for the Raiders offense as their top offensive weapons struggled to post good fantasy performances, so that gave Renfrow more of an opportunity. He will look to build on this performance next week against the Jets.

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Tom Brady Nov 29 7:50pm ET

Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady completed 27 of 41 passes for 384 yards with three touchdowns and two interceptions in a 27-24 loss to the Chiefs. Brady had a couple of uncharacteristic turnovers in this one, though he was able to lead a furious late comeback in the fourth quarter. He also answered the bell to some extent with his deep-ball issues, as he tossed a beautiful, 31-yard score to Mike Evans late in the game. The 43-year-old will get a Week 13 bye to rest his body before taking on a bad Vikings' secondary. He'll be a solid QB1 for that contest.

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A.J. Brown Nov 29 7:50pm ET

Tennessee Titans wide receiver A.J. Brown recorded four receptions on six targets for 98 yards and a touchdown in Week 12 against the Colts. Brown did his damage early on, ripping off a 69-yard touchdown reception in the first quarter, 50 of which came after the catch. He has yet to command double-digit targets in any game but Brown has now scored in seven of his nine contests this season. He'll draw a matchup against Cleveland in Week 13. He's got a very good shot a putting up elite WR1 numbers in this upcoming matchup.

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Le'Veon Bell Nov 29 7:50pm ET

Kansas City Chiefs running back Le'Veon Bell received 30% of the backfield snaps in Week 12 versus the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The Chiefs didn't utilize Bell or rookie running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire that much in this matchup and stuck with their pass game. Bell did have five carries for 22 yards and also caught both of his targets for 10 yards, but he remains a shaky play with competition at the running back position and also being a part of the Chiefs offense that includes Tyreek Hill and Travis Kelce. Bell remains an insurance policy for rookie Clyde Edwards-Helaire, but he shouldn't be trusted in a Week 13 matchup against the Denver Broncos.

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Jeff Wilson Nov 29 7:50pm ET

San Francisco 49ers running back Jeff Wilson Jr. tied with Raheem Mostert for the team lead in rushing yards in Week 12 with 43. However, Wilson only needed 12 carries to get there, while Mostert had 16 carries. This was Wilson's first game back after suffering an ankle injury in Week 7. He's the clear No. 2 on the team for now, but the team could have Tevin Coleman (knee) back as soon as next week, which would make the situation a bit more complicated. Wilson lost a fumble in this week's game, as did Mostert. Wilson didn't have any work in the passing game in Week 12, which is another bad sign for his fantasy outlook going forward.

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Derrick Henry Nov 29 7:50pm ET

Tennessee Titans running back Derrick Henry carried the ball 27 times for 178 yards and three touchdowns in Week 12 against the Colts. He added two receptions for seven yards. Henry sliced through the Colts' run defense for the entire game, ripping off eight runs of ten or more yards. He also notched his fourth multi-touchdown effort of the campaign, logging rushing scores of 12, 11, and one yard. Henry continues to mix tremendous volume with efficiency and his fantasy owners are feeling thankful for that. He will be an elite level RB1 in the Week 13 matchup against the Browns.

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Tyler Boyd Nov 29 7:40pm ET

Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Tyler Boyd hauled in three of his six targets for a meager 15 yards during the loss to the Giants. With Branden Allen under center in place of the injured Joe Burrow (knee), the 26-year-old couldn't get anything going and had one of the worst performances of his career. Allen will remain the team's signal-caller in Week 13 against the Dolphins, so fantasy managers may want to think twice before inserting Boyd into their starting lineup, regardless of the format.

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Tyreek Hill Nov 29 7:40pm ET

Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Tyreek Hill went bananas in Week 12 versus the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Hill started the game by hauling in all seven of his targets for two touchdowns and 203 yards in the first quarter. The seven catches and 203 yards was the most for any player in one quarter in over 30 years. The Cheetah didn't stop there and finished the game with a line of 13 catches, 269 yards and three touchdowns. Hill has now scored in all but one game this season and continues to operate with tight end Travis Kelce as the top options in the Chiefs offense. Hill was a hero to many managers on Sunday and will remain a WR1 the rest of the season. Hill will face the Broncos in Week 13 and caught six balls for 55 yards and touchdown against them earlier in the season.

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Josh Jacobs Nov 29 7:40pm ET

Las Vegas Raiders running back Josh Jacobs had a tough day against the Falcons, rushing the ball just seven times for 27 yards and catching three passes for 17 yards. He also lost a fumble, which was just his second lost fumble all season. Today's game broke a streak of four straight games of at least 50 rushing yards and three straight games with a rushing touchdown. His lack of rushing attempts should not be too concerning for fantasy owners as the Raiders dug themselves an early hole and had to mostly abandon the run. He will look to bounce back next week against a Jets Defense that allowed over 100 total rushing yards in Week 12.

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Patrick Mahomes Nov 29 7:40pm ET

Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes put together another dominant display in Week 12 versus the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Mahomes was 37-for-49 on the evening for 462 yards and three touchdowns with no interceptions. Mahomes helped wide receiver Tyreek Hill go for 269 yards and continues to lead the Chiefs dynamic offense. Mahomes is arguably the best player in the game and will continue to be a QB1. The MVP will face a Broncos Defense that held him to 200 yards and one touchdown in Week 5, but remains a must start in all formats.

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Travis Kelce Nov 29 7:40pm ET

Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce caught all eight of his targets for 82 yards against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in a narrow victory. Kelce has now had eight or more catches in four straight games, but his streak of 100 or more yards in a game was snapped at three. Kelce remains in his own tier at the tight end position and should be treated as the top tight end every week. Kelce will draw a matchup against a Broncos Defense that held him to three catches and 31 yards earlier this season, but that shouldn't scare managers away from starting him.

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Sammy Watkins Nov 29 7:40pm ET

Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Sammy Watkins caught four of his seven targets for 38 yards in his return to the lineup in Week 12. It was Watkins first action since Week 5 and he was able to get through the game healthy. The Chiefs have one of the most explosive offenses in the game and that will make Sammy Watkins a frustrating option to rely on weekly. Watkins should be considered a boom or bust WR4/flex option versus the Broncos in Week 13.

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Nick Mullens Nov 29 7:30pm ET

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Nick Mullens did just enough to help his team clinch a victory over the Los Angeles Rams in Week 12. Mullens completed 24 of his 35 passes for 253 yards and an interception. It was an ugly fantasy day for Mullens, but it was somewhat expected given the tough matchup against the Rams pass defense. Mullens completed 68.6% of his passes in the game, but was unable to find the end zone. He has a more favorable matchup in Week 13 against the Bills. Look for him to put up low-end QB2 numbers next week.

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Tee Higgins Nov 29 7:30pm ET

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Raheem Mostert Nov 29 7:30pm ET

San Francisco 49ers running back Raheem Mostert made his return to the field in Week 12 against the Los Angeles Rams. It was his first game back since suffering a knee injury in Week 6. Mostert was the team's primary ball-carrier in the game. He carried the ball 16 times for 43 yards and a touchdown. He also lost a fumble in the game and wasn't able to do much in the passing game, catching both of his targets for zero yards. Jeff Wilson Jr. was slightly more efficient in the game than Mostert, gaining 43 yards on 12 carries, but he also lost a fumble. It was a tough matchup for the 49ers against a stingy Rams Defense. Mostert should be a low-end RB1 most weeks going forward as long as he stays healthy.

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Brandon Allen Nov 29 7:20pm ET

Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Brandon Allen threw for 136 yards and a touchdown on 17-for-29 passing during the Week 12 loss to the Giants. He also tossed an interception and had seven yards off four carries. Filling in for the injured Joe Burrow (knee), the 28-year-old got the start over Ryan Finley and managed to keep the game competitive throughout 60 minutes of action. Although head coach Zac Taylor indicated that Allen would remain the starter in Week 13 against Miami, only the most desperate fantasy managers should consider picking him up.

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James Robinson Nov 29 7:10pm ET

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Derek Carr Nov 29 7:10pm ET

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Graham Gano Nov 29 7:00pm ET

New York Giants kicker Graham Gano had a big day in Cincinnati making four field goals and an extra point. Gano made field goals from 49, 40, 39, and 32 and did not miss a kick as he accounted for most of New York's scoring on the afternoon. With QB Daniel Jones (hamstring) injured, Gano is a riskier fantasy option if the New York offense struggles.

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Marquez Valdes-Scantling Nov 29 7:00pm ET

Green Bay Packers wide receiver Marquez Valdes-Scantling (Achilles) will play against Chicago on Sunday night. Valdes-Scantling injured himself in practice and it looked unlikely he'd be ready to go, but he'll be toughing it out. With Allen Lazard back and likely taking on a bigger role this week, MVS is just a WR4 play against the Bears.

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