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Fantasy football waiver wire: Injuries heading into Week 13

Rob Gronkowski looks like he'll be missing some time. Here are some other fantasy injuries from Week 12.

Week 12 a little strange regarding injuries. New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski looked like he might have been the best first-round pick back in fantasy drafts, but now his fantasy owners look like they're going to miss him for a couple weeks. Even though he hasn't been ruled out, his fantasy owners will need to hit the waiver wire.

Besides that, there weren't a lot of impact injuries from this week. Here are some of the other injuries from this past week and injuries before Week 12.

Injuries from Week 12


Ben Roethlisberger, Pittsburgh Steelers

What: Possible concussion

Analysis: He has a good chance to play on Sunday.

Running back

Chris Johnson and Andre Ellington, Arizona Cardinals

What: Johnson has a knee injury and had limp on Monday; Ellington has turf toe

Analysis: They are probably not going to play this week, so it's time to add David Johnson almost everywhere.

Ahmad Bradshaw, Indianapolis Colts

What: Wrist surgery, out for the year

Analysis: The Colts may give several carries to Dan Herron, so he's worth a look in deep leagues.

Karlos Williams, Buffalo Bills

What: Shoulder injury

Analysis: He should be ready for Week 13.

Wide receiver

Allen Hurns, Jacksonville Jaguars

What: Concussion

Analysis: He could miss time, so that would mean more Marqise Lee for owners in deep leagues.

Rishard Matthews, Miami Dolphins

What: Has a chest injury

Analysis: Likely out this week, DeVante Parker is a nice pickup.

Tight end

Rob Gronkowski, New England Patriots

What: Knee bruise, week-to-week

Analysis: His owners should plan on not having; Scott Chandler should be added in most leagues.

Jimmy Graham, Seattle Seahawks

What: Torn patella tendon

Analysis: He's out for the season, so expect guys like Doug Baldwin to step up and Luke Wilson is a solid pickup.

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Injuries before Week 9


Sam BradfordPhiladelphia Eagles

What: Grade II AC joint sprain in non-throwing shoulder

Analysis: He has a good chance to play on Sunday against the New England Patriots.

Peyton ManningDenver Broncos

What: Foot injury, out Week 12

AnalysisBrock Osweiler will likely start for the rest of the season

Running back

Marshawn Lynch, Seattle Seahawks

What: Abdomen injury, seeing a specialist

Analysis: Thomas Rawls for the win.

Charcandrick WestKansas City Chiefs

What: Hamstring strain

Analysis: Spencer Ware looked great, but West could return this week.

Ryan Mathews, Philadelphia Eagles

What: Concussion

Analysis: He's still not cleared, so there should be more snaps for DeMarco Murray and Darren Sproles.

Devonta Freeman, Atlanta Falcons

What: Concussion

Analysis: He has a good chance to play in Week 13, but keep Tevin Coleman on your roster.

Carlos HydeSan Francisco 49ers

What: Foot fracture

Analysis: Could miss more time; Shaun Draughn is the starter and has some value in 10-team leagues.

Wide receiver

Julian Edelman and Danny AmendolaNew England Patriots

What: Foot surgery for Edelman; Amendola should return from a knee injury this week

Analysis: Amendola could be back this week.

Eddie Royal, Chicago Bears

What: Knee injury

Analysis: He's probably out again; Royal can't stay healthy.

Leonard Hankerson, Atlanta Falcons

What: Hamstring, week-to-week

Analysis: He could come back this week, but will likely be limited.

Tight end

Zach Ertz, Philadelphia Eagles

What: Concussion

Analysis: He's likely out again this week after missing Thanksgiving; Brent Celek is in play for all leagues.

Larry DonnellNew York Giants

What: Neck strain

Analysis: Did not play in Week 12; could be out for the season.