Michael Turner injury update: Probable for Week 12, a fantasy flex option

Kevin C. Cox

Atlanta Falcons running back Michael Turner (groin) is probable for Week 12. We breakdown the fantasy implications.

Atlanta Falcons running back Michael Turner is listed as probable for Week 12 with a groin injury. The Falcons tailback was a full participant in Friday's practice after being limited on Wednesday.

Turner should be active and starting when the Falcons take on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday.

Fantasy Analysis: Turner's role in the Falcons offense has rapidly deteriorated in 2012. While he is a starting back in a high-powered offense, it is a pass-first and pass often attack. Turner does not get the workload or produce like a typical RB1 or RB2.

At this point, Turner has flex value. And not to mention he'll be facing the league's No. 1 run defense in Tampa Bay. If you have a better match-up for a running back, it wouldn't hurt to consider it.

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