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Melvin Gordon listed as Doubtful

Fantasy Football, NFL News
December 3, 2021

Injury Missed practice all week

Broncos head coach Vic Fangio calls RB Melvin Gordon doubtful to play Sunday night against the Chiefs.

The Javonte Williams show. (Field Yates on Twitter)

Nerdy Football Analysis: Gordon has been listed on the injury report with a hip and shoulder injuries. With Gordon unlikely to suit up, Javonte Williams will assume lead back duty with Mike Boone filling a backup role. Williams is an easy RB2 this week based on volume in a matchup against the Chiefs on Sunday Night Football.

J.D. McKissic ruled Out for Week 13

Fantasy Football, NFL News
December 3, 2021

Injury Concussion

Washington Football team starters S Landon Collins (foot) and RB J.D. McKissic (concussion) were declared out for Sunday. (Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Nerdy Football Analysis: McKissic suffered a concussion last week and was carted off the field. This is a big loss for the Washington offense and will likely put more on the plate of Antonio Gibson who becomes a borderline RB1/RB2 in a decent matchup against the Raiders. Gibson saw 7 targets last week and should easily get 20 touches in Week 13.

Giants rule QB Daniel Jones Out for Week 13

Fantasy Football, NFL News
December 3, 2021

Injury Mike Glennon will get the start

Coach Judge said Daniel Jones has not been cleared for contact and has been ruled out for Sunday vs. Dolphins. (NY Giants on Twitter)

Nerdy Football Analysis: There was some optimism that Jones might be able to play this week but in the end it will Mike Glennon getting the call at quarterback. The Giants offense has struggled to move the ball effectively making all of the skill players risky fantasy assets. This might be a good week to play the Dolphins defense.

D’Andre Swift to miss two weeks?

Fantasy Football, NFL News
December 2, 2021

Injury Shoulder strain could sideline him until Week 15

D’Andre Swift (shoulder) seems unlikely to play in Week 13 against the Minnesota Vikings and “feels like a longshot” for Week 14 versus the Denver Broncos, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Media. (NFL Network – Ian Rapoport)

Nerdy Football Analysis: The good news is the Lions have yet to place him on IR, so a Week 15 return seems more than reasonable. The bad news is that avoiding a winless season is about the only incentive to bring him back. Jamaal Williams should have a clear path to 15-20 touches for at least this week and maybe even Week 14. Anything beyond that would be a bonus for his fantasy managers, but there is a small possibility the Lions look at their 0-13-1 record in Week 15 and decide not to expose Swift to any more punishment.

Kyler Murray, DeAndre Hopkins expected to play

Fantasy Football, NFL News
December 2, 2021

Injury Barring a setback

From TNF First Look: The #AZCardinals are expected to have both QB Kyler Murray (ankle) and WR DeAndre Hopkins (hamstring) on the field this Sunday, barring a setback, sources say. (Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Nerdy Football Analysis: Both guys are going to be difficult to trust, especially Hopkins who only has 35 receptions on the year, but has helped his fantasy output with 7 TDs. Murray will be a bit safer option but the Bears have been solid against fantasy QBs this season giving up the 9th fewest fantasy points.