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Jets activate OT George Fant from IR after missing 8 games

Sat Dec 3 5:20pm ET
By DENNIS WASZAK Jr.
AP Pro Football Writer

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New York Jets offensive lineman George Fant looks on after an NFL football game against the New Orleans Saints, Dec. 12, 2021, in East Rutherford, N.J. The Jets activated Fant from the injured reserve list Saturday, Dec. 3, 2022, in time for their game against the Vikings in Minnesota on Sunday. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)


The New York Jets activated offensive tackle George Fant from the injured reserve list Saturday, in time for their game against the Vikings in Minnesota on Sunday.

Fant missed the last eight games while dealing with a knee injury. He started the first three games this season at left tackle while Duane Brown was injured before being sidelined himself.

Brown has started the last seven games at left tackle since being activated from IR with a shoulder injury and is likely to remain there. Fant, who entered the season projected as the team's right tackle after the Jets signed Brown, could play there Sunday.

Cedric Ogbuehi, the starter on the right side the last four weeks, was placed on injured reserve after being listed as doubtful with a groin injury and an illness. Rookie Max Mitchell started the first four games at right tackle before injuring a knee. He was activated from IR last week and replaced Ogbuehi after he was hurt in the win against Chicago.

Coach Robert Saleh had said the team would monitor Fant throughout the week before making a decision whether to activate him.

''George is excited,'' Saleh said Wednesday. ''I love his attitude right now. He feels good, he's saying all the right things, he's preparing the right way and so, excited to see how he improves this week from last week.''

New York also elevated linebacker Hamsah Nasirildeen from the practice squad for the game Sunday.

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Ryan Succop Dec 3 7:30pm ET
Ryan Succop

Tampa Bay Buccaneers kicker Ryan Succop has been quiet the last weeks. The 36-year-old has tallied eight points, hitting 1-of-2 field goal attempts and both extra-point tries during that span. He has been one of the most reliable kickers this season. Succop is 23-for-26 in field goal attempts, and a perfect 15-for-15 in extra-point tries over 11 games. Monday's game between the Bucs and Saints has an over/under of 40.5 points, one of the lower totals of Week 12. Succop tallied eight points in his previous matchup against New Orleans and can be used as a streamer in most leagues for Week 13.

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Cade Otton Dec 3 7:20pm ET
Cade Otton

Tampa Bay Buccaneers tight end Cade Otton wasn't targeted in the Week 12 overtime loss to the Cleveland Browns. It was surprising to see the rookie tight end shut out last Sunday, as Otton had reeled in multiple catches in seven straight games before Week 12. The 23-year-old has 26 catches for 281 yards and one touchdown over 10 games in 2022. Otton has a tough matchup against the Saints defense that ranks first in DVOA against opposing tight ends. Fantasy managers can leave Otton on the bench in most leagues in Week 13.

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Deebo Samuel Dec 3 7:10pm ET
Deebo Samuel

San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Deebo Samuel (quad) is considered a game-time decision for the Week 13 matchup against the Miami Dolphins. The star wideout missed Thursday's practice and was limited on Friday. It sounds like Samuel hasn't healed quite as well as the organization was hoping this week. That being said, fantasy managers should make sure to have a backup plan ready in case Samuel does sit out. George Kittle, Brandon Aiyuk, and Christian McCaffrey would all see increased workloads if Samuel is out. The 26-year-old should be a strong WR3, assuming he does end up playing on Sunday.

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Julio Jones Dec 3 7:10pm ET
Julio Jones

Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Julio Jones has caught at least three passes in back-to-back games. The 33-year-old has played a complementary role this season, catching 14 passes for 218 yards and two touchdowns over six weeks. He will look to keep up his modest production against the Saints on Monday night. Jones didn't play in the previous contest versus New Orleans in Week 2. The veteran wideout has a plus matchup against a Saints defense that ranks 30th in DVOA against opposing WR3/4s. Despite the favorable matchup, Jones is a boom-or-bust flex against the Saints in Week 13.

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Elijah Mitchell Dec 3 7:00pm ET
Elijah Mitchell

San Francisco 49ers running back Elijah Mitchell (knee) has been officially placed on the injured reserve. This was expected with it being revealed that Mitchell is likely to miss six-to-eight weeks of action. The 24-year-old will miss at least four games after being placed on the injured reserve. Christian McCaffrey will see an extremely high workload, while Jordan Mason and Tyrion Davis-Price pick up the scraps. At this point, it's tough to imagine Mitchell making an impact in the fantasy playoffs. Fantasy managers should probably look elsewhere for help with Mitchell out of the picture.

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Tyler Boyd Dec 3 7:00pm ET
Tyler Boyd

Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Tyler Boyd will look to turn things around after catching two passes for 16 yards in the Week 12 win over the Titans. The 28-year-old has been quiet over the last two weeks, catching just four passes for 58 yards during that span. Boyd will look to rebound versus the Chiefs on Sunday. Kansas City has allowed the most touchdowns to opposing wide receivers this season. Ja'Marr Chase (hip) is expected to return against Kansas City. Boyd will compete with Chase and Tee Higgins for targets in the Bengals' passing attack. Despite the favorable matchup, with the expected return of Chase, Boyd is mainly a flex option against the Chiefs in Week 13.

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Tee Higgins Dec 3 6:50pm ET
Tee Higgins

Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Tee Higgins has had back-to-back monster performances over the last two weeks. He has caught 16 of 22 targets for 262 yards and a touchdown during that span. The 23-year-old will look to keep things rolling against the Chiefs on Sunday. Higgins has a pus matchup against the Chiefs, who have allowed the most touchdowns to opposing wide receivers this season. Ja'Marr Chase (hip) is expected to return against Kansas City and take some targets away from Higgins. With the favorable matchup in a projected high-scoring game (51.5 over/under), Higgins remains a must-start option whether Chase is active or not versus the Chiefs in Week 13.

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Courtland Sutton Dec 3 6:50pm ET
Courtland Sutton

Denver Broncos wide receiver Courtland Sutton (illness) is expected to suit up for the Week 13 matchup against the Baltimore Ravens. The 27-year-old was not on the injury report until Friday due to an illness. Usually, players do suit up and play through illnesses, but fantasy managers will have to wait and see. Fellow wide receiver Jerry Jeudy (ankle) seems like more of a legitimate game-time decision for Sunday. Kendall Hinton is likely to see an increased role, assuming at least Jeudy sits out. He'd have WR4 value with the Broncos shorthanded. Fantasy managers should consider Sutton a low-end WR3, assuming he gets over this illness.

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Juwan Johnson Dec 3 6:40pm ET
Juwan Johnson

New Orleans Saints tight end Juwan Johnson (ankle) has been ruled out for the Week 13 matchup against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The 26-year-old was unable to practice as he continues to deal with a lingering ankle issue. The Saints have decided to sit Johnson, which leaves them extremely thin at tight end heading into this game. Adam Trautman and Taysom Hill are basically the only two tight ends available on this roster. Both should be viewed as low-end TE2 options for this upcoming Monday night matchup.

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Jameson Williams Dec 3 6:40pm ET
Jameson Williams

Detroit Lions wide receiver Jameson Williams (knee) has been activated off the injured reserve ahead of the Week 13 matchup against the Jacksonville Jaguars. The rookie wideout will make his pro debut on Sunday. However, fantasy managers should expect the Lions to ease Williams into action. The 21-year-old has been rehabbing from a torn ACL that he suffered last January. It's a welcoming sight to see Williams on the field, but fantasy managers shouldn't expect much from Williams right away. He could be worth stashing for fantasy managers who are desperate for help at wide receiver.

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Matthew Stafford Dec 3 6:30pm ET
Matthew Stafford

Los Angeles Rams quarterback Matthew Stafford (neck, head) has been placed on the injured reserve. The assumption is that Stafford is going to be done for the 2022 campaign. He is eligible to return for the Week 17 matchup against the Kansas City Chiefs. However, it's unlikely that the Rams would bother starting the veteran quarterback in what would likely be a meaningless game. In the meantime, John Wolford will start under center for this beat up Rams offense. He's not worth streaming in Week 13 and that's unlikely going to change going forward. Fantasy managers in redraft formats can feel comfortable dropping Stafford now.

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Joe Burrow Dec 3 6:30pm ET
Joe Burrow

Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow will look to lead his team over the Kansas City Chiefs in a rematch of last year's AFC Championship Game. The 25-year-old could have all his weapons available as star wide receiver Ja'Marr Chase (hip) is expected to return after a four-game absence. Burrow has thrown for multiple touchdown passes in three of the last five games and remains a must-start against the Chiefs in Week 13. Kansas City allows 233.5 passing yards per game and ranks 19th in DVOA. The former No.1 overall pick is a top-five, must-start fantasy option versus the Chiefs in Week 13.

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Travis Homer Dec 3 6:30pm ET
Travis Homer

Seattle Seahawks running back Travis Homer (illness, knee) has been ruled out for the Week 13 matchup against the Los Angeles Rams. The 24-year-old was limited on Friday's practice, so there was some concern that he'd sit out. It appears that the Seahawks are going to take the cautious approach and rest Homer. DeeJay Dallas should see a higher workload, but probably isn't even worth trusting in deep leagues. Kenneth Walker III is the only running back on this roster worth starting this week.

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Mike Boone Dec 3 6:20pm ET
Mike Boone

Denver Broncos running back Mike Boone (ankle) has been activated from the injured reserve on Saturday. He'll return to a Broncos backfield that is far different than the one he saw earlier in the season. He's expected to compete for playing time alongside Latavius Murray, Marlon Mack, and Devine Ozigbo. The expectation is that Boone will get early down work and be the primary receiving back in this backfield. He could be worth stashing in PPR formats with the Broncos desperate for production in their backfield.

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KJ Hamler Dec 3 6:10pm ET
KJ Hamler

Denver Broncos wide receiver KJ Hamler (hamstring) has been placed on the injured reserve. The 23-year-old reportedly suffered a setback during his rehab from his hamstring injury. He has already missed the last three games and will now miss an additional four games. Hamler will be eligible to play in Week 17, but it's likely that the Broncos just shut him down for the season. Kendall Hinton should benefit without Hamler on the field going forward.

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Daniel Bellinger Dec 3 6:10pm ET
Daniel Bellinger

New York Giants tight end Daniel Bellinger (eye) is considered questionable for the Week 13 matchup against the Washington Commanders. The 22-year-old has been limited during practice this week due to an eye issue. Bellinger is hopeful to get back on the field for the first time since Week 7. Through seven games, he has 16 receptions, 152 yards and two touchdowns this season. He'll be a desperation deep league streaming option if he plays on Sunday.

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Leonard Fournette Dec 3 4:30pm ET
Leonard Fournette

Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Leonard Fournette (hip) practiced on Saturday. Fournette has now logged two consecutive full sessions, so he appears to be moving in the right direction regarding his status for the Week 13 meeting with the Saints. Fournette ceded touches to Rachaad White in the Week 10 clash against the Seahawks. He also didn't play in the Week 12 overtime loss to Cleveland, after the team's bye, allowing Whiteto log 14 carries for 64 yards while catching all nine targets for 45 yards. Despite Fournette's expected availability on Monday night, White's uptick in production over the last two games may keep the rookie on the field. There's a good chance both men will be involved in a timeshare versus New Orleans, so they should each be viewed as a flex option in all fantasy formats.

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Russell Gage Dec 3 4:10pm ET
Russell Gage

Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Russell Gage (hamstring) remains questionable ahead of Monday night's game against the Saints. The wideout missed practice on Thursday and Friday because of a hamstring ailment and hasn't played since the Week 7 loss to Carolina. However, it appears he's trending in the right direction after logging a full session on Saturday. Gage has certainly fallen short of meeting expectations this season, catching only 29 passes for 231 yards while finding the end zone just one. Considering his official status for Week 13 likely won't be confirmed until Monday, fantasy managers shouldn't view him as a viable option in any format. That said, even if an update comes in before then suggesting he's a lock to play, he still shouldn't be starting.

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Cameron Brate Dec 3 4:00pm ET
Cameron Brate

Tampa Bay Buccaneers tight end Cameron Brate (illness) practiced in full on Saturday. He has been under the weather, so he didn't suit up for the team's previous practice sessions over the last two days. That said, Brate remains questionable ahead of Monday night's meeting with the Saints. However, his upgraded designation is a positive sign, so he will probably be out there barring a setback. The 31-year-old hasn't scored a touchdown this season, and he's also totaled just five catches in the last three games. As a result, fantasy managers should consider other options at the tight end spot for Week 13.

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Mike Evans Dec 3 3:50pm ET
Mike Evans

Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Mike Evans had three receptions for 61 yards in the Week 2 encounter against the Saints. However, the veteran wideout was ejected during that contest after a skirmish with Saints cornerback Marshon Lattimore. With the Bucs looking to remain in the playoff chase, Evans should be on his best behavior this time around in Monday night's meeting with New Orleans. Evans struggled in the Week 12 loss to Cleveland, catching only two passes for 31 yards. Yet, he was targeted nine times, so he should continue to get attention from Tom Brady, just like he has throughout the year, keeping him as a must-start fantasy option in all formats.

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