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Sun Nov 29 1:31pm ET
By The Associated Press

Cincinnati Bengals safety Brandon Wilson (40) rushes for a 103-yard touchdown during the first half of NFL football game against the New York Giants, Sunday, Nov. 29, 2020, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Aaron Doster)

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Malcolm Perry Nov 29 1:50pm ET

Miami Dolphins wide receiver Malcolm Perry (chest) is questionable to return to Sunday's game against the New York Jets. Perry set career highs in targets (five), catches (three) and yards (23) last week, but hasn't been much of a factor in this offense this season, so his absence from this game shouldn't change much in terms of fantasy outlooks.

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Tyler Kroft Nov 29 12:20pm ET

Buffalo Bills tight end Tyler Kroft appears to be a healthy scratch for Sunday's contest against the Los Angeles Chargers. Dawson Knox will see most of the tight end work against a Chargers Defense that can definitely be exploited, making Knox an intriguing TE2 streamer. Knox hasn't had more than two catches in a game yet this year though, so don't get your hopes up for him, even if there's some upside.

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Hayden Hurst Nov 29 12:10pm ET

Atlanta Falcons tight end Hayden Hurst (ankle) is active for Sunday's game against the Raiders. With Julio Jones (hamstring) out, there could be some increased work for Hurst this week. Before last week's zero catch performance against the Saints, Hurst had seen seven targets or more in three consecutive games, so there should be a decent floor here, even if Hurst hasn't had many huge games since arriving in Atlanta.

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Giovani Bernard Nov 29 12:03pm ET

Cincinnati Bengals RB Giovani Bernard (concussion) is officially active for the Week 12 game.

Fantasy Spin: Bernard should be able to handle his normal workload this week and can be a No. 2 running back or flex option in fantasy leagues.

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Philip Rivers Nov 29 12:03pm ET

Indianapolis Colts QB Philip Rivers (toe) is officially active for the Week 12 game.

Fantasy Spin: Rivers has thrown at least three touchdowns in three of the last five games and should have some success against the Tennessee Titans. He can be considered a low-end No. 1 quarterback in leagues.

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Julio Jones Nov 29 12:03pm ET

Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones (hamstring) is not active for Week 12's game versus the Las Vegas Raiders.

Fantasy Spin: Even though Jones was a limited practice participant Wednesday, Nov. 25, he was unable to practice Friday, Nov. 27, so it is not surprising that the Falcons have decided to hold him out of this week's game. Expect WRs Calvin Ridley and Russell Gage and TE Hayden Hurst to see additional targets in Jones' absence.

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Irv Smith Jr. Nov 29 12:00pm ET

Minnesota Vikings tight end Irv Smith Jr. (groin) and wide receiver Adam Thielen (COVID-19) are both out for Minnesota's Week 12 contest against the Carolina Panthers. The Vikings will have to rely more on rookie wide receiver Justin Jefferson in this one, who's a low-end WR2 play. Tight end Kyle Rudolph has some streaming or DFS potential as well.

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Sony Michel Nov 29 12:00pm ET

New England Patriots running back Sony Michel was apparently a healthy scratch in Week 11 after coming off the Injured Reserve, but he's active for Week 12 against the Panthers. This is likely just the result of Rex Burkhead (knee) being out, and Michel won't see much work. It's possible his return cuts a little into Damien Harris's workload, but Harris should still be a solid RB3 option, as will James White.

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Sam Darnold Nov 29 12:00pm ET

With New York Jets quarterback Sam Darnold back at quarterback this week, the team will also see head coach Adam Gase take back over playcalling duties. It'll be interesting to see if Gase changes anything for the Jets. Considering his reputation as kryptonite to offensive players, we wouldn't be staking our fantasy hopes on Darnold or any of the Jets players this week, though rookie wide receiver Denzel Mims has FLEX appeal based on his increasing usage lately.

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Kalen Ballage Nov 29 11:53am ET

Los Angeles Chargers RB Kalen Ballage (ankle, calf) has been declared inactive for the Week 12 game.

Fantasy Spin: Austin Ekeler is back in the lineup and should receive most of the work at running back moving forward. Ekeler should be a starting option in all fantasy leagues, while Ballage could be cut if a player needs roster space.

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Hayden Hurst Nov 29 11:53am ET

Atlanta Falcons TE Hayden Hurst (ankle) is active for Week 12's game against the Las Vegas Raiders.

Fantasy Spin: Hurst had been listed as questionable on the injury report after participating in just one practice session during the week on a limited basis. However, he can be viewed as a low-end TE1 in all fantasy formats based on his performance over the last month, as well as the fact that he should see additional targets this afternoon with WR Julio Jones (hamstring) sitting this game out.

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Gardner Minshew II Nov 29 11:50am ET

Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Gardner Minshew II (thumb) will miss his fourth consecutive game on Sunday when the Jags face the Cleveland Browns. Mike Glennon will start while Jake Luton, who started the past three games, will back Glennon up. Minshew was struggling when healthy, but it's become clear that this passing offense barely functions with Luton under center. Glennon is unlikely to change that.

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Philip Rivers Nov 29 11:50am ET

Indianapolis Colts quarterback Philip Rivers (toe) is active for Sunday's game against the Tennessee Titans. After missing practice time during the week, there was some concern for Rivers, but he'll be good to go. The Titans Defense has had some issues this season and Rivers already had a 300-yard game against them, so if you're in need of a streamer at the quarterback position or an affordable DFS play, Rivers is interesting.

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Giovani Bernard Nov 29 11:50am ET

Cincinnati Bengals running back Giovani Bernard (concussion) has been cleared to play against the Giants in Week 12 and is officially active. With Brandon Allen starting at quarterback, Bernard should see plenty of work, though Samaje Perine will likely siphon off some of his usage. Bernard's a low-end RB2 play this week.

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Kalen Ballage Nov 29 11:43am ET

The Los Angeles Chargers have declared OT Storm Norton, QB Easton Stick, CB Casey Hayward, OG Tyree St. Louis, LB Uchenna Nwosu, RB Kalen Ballage and DL Cortez Broughton inactive for Week 12.

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Isaiah Ford Nov 29 11:43am ET

The New England Patriots have declared QB Brian Hoyer, DL Byron Cowart, WR Isaiah Ford, DE Tashawn Bower and RB J.J. Taylor inactive for Week 12.

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Christian McCaffrey Nov 29 11:43am ET

The Carolina Panthers have declared OT Dennis Daley, CB Donte Jackson, OT Greg Little, QB Will Grier, RB Christian McCaffrey and LB Sam Franklin inactive for Week 12.

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Julio Jones Nov 29 11:40am ET

Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones (hamstring) is inactive for his team's Week 12 contest against the Las Vegas Raiders. Jones was slowed down last week with the hamstring issue and ended up playing just 35 percent of Atlanta's snaps. Calvin Ridley (foot) won't be at 100 percent, but should see plenty of targets in this matchup and is a strong WR2 play. Russell Gage will also see more work and is a potential FLEX play.

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Tua Tagovailoa Nov 29 11:40am ET

As expected, Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa (thumb) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Jets and will potentially miss more time as well. Tagovailoa is 3-1 as a starter, but has struggled at times to move the ball. Ryan Fitzpatrick slides into the starting role this week and should upgrade this offense's fantasy upside a little bit. Consider Fitzpatrick a strong streaming option against a porous Jets Defense.

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