DeSean Jackson, Philadelphia Eagles - Jackson has been placed on non-season ending IR with fractured ribs. According to Zach Berman of Philly.com, long time "third WR" Jason Avant (who is returning from a hamstring injury himself) is not necessarily a shoe-in to fill Jackson's role to round out Philly's lost season:
Avant is listed as the starting receiver with DeSean Jackson on injured reserve. Avant wouldn't reveal how he'll be used, but he's typically a slot receiver. It's more likely Damaris Johnson and Riley Cooper would fill Jackson's spot.
My take: I don't want any part of the Eagles passing game, but if I had to dip my toes into this murky mess, I like Riley Cooper. He has the "second-team connection" with rookie QB Nick Foles and is, sadly, the most physically imposing WR the Eagles have left on their roster.
Danario Alexander, San Diego Chargers - Alexander (thigh) was a full participant in Wednesday practice.
My take: He's gonna go. Roll with Alexander as you normally would, but be wary of Bengals CB Leon Hall. Whoever Hall shadows will be the goat this week, and if you look at the Chargers as a unit, Alexander may represent their greatest threat. As we saw in Week 12, teams are getting wise to the quick slant that worked so well in Weeks 9 through 11.
Miles Austin, Dallas Cowboys - ESPN Dallas is reporting that Miles Austin is likely to go on Sunday.
My take: If you own Miles Austin, prepare to have him in your fantasy lineup this week. He is likely to have one of his biggest games of the season in Week 13 vs. the Philadelphia Eagles.
Danny Amendola, St. Louis Rams - QB Sam Bradford's favorite weapon was back in a walking boot at Wednesday practice, according to the Greenfield Reporter.
My take: That's not good. I predicted a Chris Givens monster last week in Amendola's absence, but I am not predicting anything monstrous this week in San Francisco. No winners here except Frank Gore owners.
Julian Edelman, New England Patriots - Edelman was a limited participant in Wednesday's practice, according to the Boston Herald.
My take: The fact that Edelman practiced in any fashion would indicate that he at least passed his initial baseline test, which is important in anticipating his return. Michael Vick has still not passed his. If Edelman goes this week against the Miami Dolphins, I feel he will be utilized heavily if the run struggles, which it is likely to.
Antonio Brown, Pittsburgh Steelers - Steelers beat writer Mike Bires tweeted today that Antonio Brown says he will "definitely play" in Week 13.
My take: It doesn't matter if Ben Roethlisberger remains out. All Pittsburgh WRs are relegated to pathetic WR3-4 status in his absence.
Percy Harvin, Minnesota Vikings - The Vikings are not giving any detailed updates on Harvin's status, but one thing is obvious: They need him back.
My take: If Harvin is unable to practice fully even once this week, be wary, and keep an eye on rookie Jarius Wright against my 10th best fantasy WR matchup for Week 13.