Fantasy Football Week 13: Dez Bryant And Sunday's Last Minute Injury Updates

Chris Faig@@ULuminaryCorrespondent IDecember 5, 2010

Fantasy Football Week 13: Dez Bryant And Sunday's Last Minute Injury Updates

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    With a bevy of exciting games on today's NFL plate, such as the Redskins-Giants, Falcons-Buccaneers and Steelers-Ravens, there are some key injuries that may effect your fantasy football roster.  

    While there is still time, be sure to make some final changes to your squad in the pursuit of a league championship.  

    The following players are dealing with injuries and may or may not play in Week 13.

WR Austin Collie, Indianapolis Colts

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    Listed as: Questionable

    After suffering a concussion, Austin Collie has not practiced all week.  He is listed as questionable for Sundays game against the Dallas Cowboys, but is likely to sit out so he can receive some extra rest with a Thursday night game on Indianapolis' schedule for Week 14.

RB Adrian Peterson, Minnesota Vikings

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    Listed as: Questionable

    Last week against the Washington Redskins, Adrian Peterson suffered a sprained right ankle.  

    Peterson sat out of practice on Wednesday and Thursday to rest his right ankle.  On Friday, he participated in workouts to test out the sprain.  Both Peterson and interim coach Leslie Frazier seemed to be pleased with the progress Adrian has made.  

    Frazier told the Minneapolis Star-Tribune, "We're going to take him out on Sunday morning, just to see how he moves around, make sure he's confident in what he has to do to play in the game."

    Everything points to Peterson playing in Week 13, but expect some limited touches.

    “I know my training staff will make sure I’ll be ready to go,” Peterson told the Associated Press.

RB Pierre Thomas, New Orleans Saints

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    Listed as: Questionable

    Pierre Thomas has participated all week, although limited, trying to get himself back into game shape.  Thomas is expected to make a return this week, but after eight consecutive games missed, he could be a bit rusty.

    If you still own Pierre Thomas, play it safe and sit him one more week.

WR Hakeem Nicks, New York Giants

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    Listed as: Out

    Hakeem Nicks will sit out once again in Week 13 against the Washington Redskins with an injured leg.  Nicks is still recovering from surgery he had on his lower leg to repair his compartment syndrome issue.  

    The two-year professional out of UNC is expected to start running again on Monday, and resume practice on Wednesday.  Nicks could return to action as soon as Week 14 against the Minnesota Vikings.

RB Jahvid Best, Detroit Lions

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    Listed as: Probable

    Jahvid Best has been limited in practice all week but is expected to play in Sunday's game against the Chicago Bears.  This means nothing though, because last week Jahvid Best suited up against the New England Patriots but saw zero carries.

    Unless you have a lack of talent at the running back position, it would be a wise choice to keep him on the bench one more week.

WR Brandon Marshall, Miami Dolphins

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    Listed as: Questionable

    Brandon Marshall expects to return to action this week against the Cleveland Browns after sitting out last week due to an injured hamstring.  

    Although it has been reported that he doesn't look 100 percent, it is still a smart idea to start Marshall, who will be facing the Browns' 19th-ranked passing defense, allowing an average of 237.2.

WR Dez Bryant, Dallas Cowboys

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    Listed as: Probable

    Dez Bryant injured his left ankle during Dallas' Friday practice.  Bryant received treatment for his hurt ankle on Saturday morning and was scheduled to leave for Indianapolis later that afternoon.

    The rookie out of Oklahoma State has also been listed on the Cowboys injury report with back spasms, which has been limiting his participation in practice.  

    Despite being banged-up pretty good, Bryant should still play and perform at his usual level against the Indianapolis Colts.