NFL Injury News: Updated Statuses of Key Fantasy Players

Pete Schauer@@Pete_SchauerCorrespondent IDecember 1, 2012

CHICAGO, IL - OCTOBER 22:  Matt Forte #22 of the Chicago Bears tries to hold off Justin Durant #52 of the Detroit Lions at Soldier Field on October 22, 2012 in Chicago, Illinois. The Bears defeated the Lions 13-7.  (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
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For those who play fantasy football, Week 13 is the week.

It's the difference between the playoffs and the loser's bracket—otherwise known as the consolation ladder.

It's the difference between showing off a trophy on your mantle or having to wear the jersey of your arch nemesis.

It's the difference between the Shiva and Sacko.

For those of you pondering the statuses of some of the biggest fantasy studs out there, you've come to the right place.

Here are your updates:


Torrey Smith, WR, Bal

CBS Sports' fantasy football analyst tweeted that Smith, among others, is probable and should be a go on Sunday against Pittsburgh.

Ben Roethlisberger officially ruled out. Antonio Brown probable as is Torrey Smith,Dennis Pitta, Anquan Boldin.

— Dave Richard (@daverichard) November 30, 2012


Matt Forte, RB, Chi

Devin Hester won't see the field on Sunday against Seattle, but Matt Forte will, according to the Chicago Bears Twitter account.

LM: #Bears WR Devin Hester (concussion) has been ruled out of Sunday's game vs. Seahawks; RB Matt Forte said he expects to play.

— Chicago Bears (@ChicagoBears) November 29, 2012


Miles Austin, WR, Dal

Jon Machota of Fox Sports reports that Austin is questionable for Sunday night's game.

Miles Austin, Ryan Cook, Felix Jones and Tyron Smith all listed as questionable for Sunday night. Jay Ratliff is doubtful.

— Jon Machota (@jonmachota) November 30, 2012


But according to ESPN Dallas, Austin will be ready to roll against Philadelphia.


DeMarco Murray, RB, Dal

ESPN's Adam Schefter delivers this good news to fantasy owners.

Jerry Jones: DeMarco Murray appears ready to return Sunday.

— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) November 30, 2012

Greg Jennings, WR, GB

Old Spice sponsor Greg Jennings appears to be a go for Sunday, but how many snaps he sees is still the lingering question, as you'll see in this tweet by Green Bay's official Twitter account.

McCarthy-Greg Jennings looks good. He has a spring in his step, he's ready to go. Flow of game will dictate how much he plays.#packers

— Green Bay Packers (@packers) November 30, 2012


Jacksonville Jaguars

For those wondering about Maurice Jones-Drew, Cecil Shorts and Justin Blackmon, the Jags' Twitter account has you covered.

Maurice Jones-Drew, Derek Cox and Austen Lane are out for Sunday's game.Cecil Shorts and Justin Blackmon listed as probable. #Jaguars

— Jacksonville Jaguars (@jaguars) November 30, 2012


Percy Harvin, WR, Min

According to ESPN's Adam Schefter and Kevin Seifert, you can consider Harvin doubtful for the Green Bay game.

ESPN NFC North blogger Kevin Seifert said WR Percy Harvin "could barely jog" today and "it's hard to see him playing versus the Packers."

— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) November 29, 2012

Darren McFadden, RB, Oak

ESPN's Stephania Bell believes that Darren McFadden will play on Sunday after missing the previous three weeks but will still utilize Marcel Reece in the running game.


LeSean McCoy, RB, Phi

Calvin Watkins of ESPN provides the update on McCoy, who will not see the field on Sunday night.

It's official, the Eagles LeSean McCoy (concussion) and Michael Vick (concussion) won't play against the Cowboys. Been ruled out.

— Calvin Watkins (@calvinwatkins) November 30, 2012


Ben Roethlisberger, QB, Pit

As seen in the Torrey Smith section, Big Ben has been ruled out of Sunday's divisional battle against the Ravens.


Marshawn Lynch, RB, Sea

The Chicago Tribune's Brad Biggs reports that Lynch is listed as probable for Sunday's game with that back injury.

Finally, #Seahawks list RB Marshawn Lynch (back) & DE Greg Scruggs (oblique) as probable

— Brad Biggs (@BradBiggs) November 30, 2012


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