Nothing can derail a potentially successful fantasy football season quicker than injuries. That’s especially true at the ever-so-critical wide receiver position, where elite-level players can make or break a contending fantasy team. As we head into Week 14, several WRs find themselves on the injury report for their respective teams. Thus, fantasy managers need to pay close attention to any WR injury updates and reports as NFL kickoffs draw near.
Fantasy WR Injury Report Week 14 | AFC
In the middle of what has seemed like a brutal season full of injuries, these are the fantasy-relevant WRs in the AFC currently on the NFL’s Week 14 injury report. With some players trending in the wrong direction, fantasy managers might need to start considering secondary options.
Miles Boykin, Baltimore Ravens
Per the Ravens’ practice report, Miles Boykin (finger) is listed as doubtful for Week 14 despite being limited all week. Expected to miss his fourth game in a row, Boykin has not played since Week 10.
Emmanuel Sanders, Buffalo Bills
Per the team’s injury report, Emmanuel Sanders (personal) did not participate on Friday but will not carry an injury designation into Week 14. Sanders played with Demaryius Thomas in Denver from 2014 through midway of the 2018 season.
While not confirmed, Bills beat reporters have stated this is why Sanders needed a personal day following the tragic news that came out on Thursday night that Thomas, 33, had passed away.
Tee Higgins, Cincinnati Bengals
According to the Bengals practice report, Tee Higgins (ankle) is listed as questionable for Week 14. Higgins closed the week with a pair of limited practices, and the expectation is Higgins will play, but we will await confirmation about 90 minutes before Sunday’s 4:25 PM ET kickoff.
Jarvis Landry, Cleveland Browns
Scott Petrak of the Elyria Chronicle-Telegram reports Jarvis Landry (knee) will not carry an injury designation into Week 14.
Anthony Schwartz, Cleveland Browns
Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal reports Anthony Schwartz (concussion) has been ruled out for Sunday’s game against the Ravens. Schwartz suffered a concussion during the Browns’ Week 10 loss to the Patriots and has yet to return.
Brandin Cooks, Houston Texans
Aaron Wilson of SportsTalk 790 Houston reports Brandin Cooks is listed as questionable for Week 14 against the Seahawks after being limited Friday due to a back issue. Cooks was a full participant on Wednesday and Thursday, making this a situation fantasy managers need to closely monitor.
Nico Collins, Houston Texans
Per the team’s injury report, Nico Collins (thigh) was a full participant Friday and will not carry an injury designation into Week 14.
Keenan Allen, Los Angeles Chargers
Jeff Miller of the Los Angeles Times reports Keenan Allen will not play in Week 14. Allen tested positive for COVID-19 on Monday [December 6]. He had a chance to play but could not meet NFL protocols for a player to return to the 53-man roster.
The hope is Mike Williams (reserve/COVID-19) will be able to play, but there is a possibility the Chargers will enter with Jalen Guyton and Josh Palmer as their top two wide receivers.
Mike Williams, Los Angeles Chargers
On Friday, Chargers head coach Brandon Staley indicated Williams — who was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list Wednesday after being labeled a close contact of Allen — should play Sunday against the Giants, per Jeff Miller of the Los Angeles Times. Reports have stated Williams has continued to test negative ahead of Week 14 and has a legitimate shot at playing.
Elijah Moore, New York Jets
Rich Cimini of ESPN reports Elijah Moore (quadriceps) did not participate during Friday’s practice. Moore has been labeled a non-participant all week, and Cimini notes no Jets player has played this season after three consecutive DNPs in a week.
Since Week 9, Moore is the WR2 in fantasy, averaging 20.1 points per game. He’s responsible for 39.8% of the Jets’ air yards and 25.4% of the targets.
Corey Davis, New York Jets
The Jets announced that they’ve placed Corey Davis (groin) on injured reserve Tuesday. He will undergo core muscle surgery and miss the remainder of the season.
Julio Jones, Tennessee Titans
NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported the Titans plan to activate Julio Jones (hamstring) off injured reserve on Saturday and add him back to the 53-man roster. Jones was designated to return on Monday, which opened a 21-day window.
Jones, who last suited up in Week 9, has caught 21 of his 31 targets for 336 yards in six games during his first season in Tennessee.
Fantasy WR Injury Report Week 14 | NFC
Which NFC wide receivers currently sit on the injury report ahead of Week 14? Who is in danger of missing their matchup this week, leaving fantasy managers in a difficult position?
Marquise Goodwin, Chicago Bears
Per the Bears’ injury report, Marquise Goodwin (foot) is doubtful for Week 14 against the Packers. Goodwin was limited Wednesday but ended the week by missing the final two practices.
Allen Robinson II, Chicago Bears
Allen Robinson (hamstring) will not carry an injury designation into Week 14, according to the club’s injury report. After opening the week with two limited sessions, Robinson was a full participant Friday. He has not played since injuring his hamstring in Week 9.
Cedrick Wilson, Dallas Cowboys
According to Nicki Jhabvala of The Washington Post, Cedrick Wilson (ankle) was a full participant in Friday’s practice. Wilson did not play in Week 13, but after starting the week with two limited sessions, he will not carry an injury designation into Week 14.
Marquez Valdes-Scantling, Green Bay Packers
Per the team’s injury report, Marquez Valdes-Scantling was added to the injury report on Friday with an apparent back issue. It’s unclear if this is anything more than maintenance as he does not carry an injury designation into Week 14.
Davante Adams, Green Bay Packers
Per the team’s injury report, Davante Adams was a limited participant for the third day in a row Friday with a hamstring issue. However, he will not carry an injury designation into Week 14 against the Bears.
Ty Montgomery, New Orleans Saints
Field Yates of ESPN reports the Saints placed Ty Montgomery on the reserve/COVID-19 list after he tested positive for the virus Thursday. He has not been ruled out but remains highly unlikely to play Sunday.
Lil’Jordan Humphrey, New Orleans Saints
Amie Just of The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports Lil’Jordan Humphrey (hamstring) is listed as questionable for Sunday against the Jets. Humphrey was added to the injury report Thursday, making his DNP on Friday a concerning sign for his availability.
Kenny Golladay, New York Giants
The Giants announced that Kenny Golladay (ribs) is questionable for Sunday’s game against the Chargers. According to Dan Duggan of The Athletic, he believes Golladay will indeed suit up for the 4:05 PM ET kickoff.
Sterling Shepard, New York Giants
Salomone also reported Sterling Shepard (quad) was a limited participant Friday. The belief is Shepard will play, but it will not be confirmed until 90 minutes before Sunday’s 4:05 p.m. ET kickoff. Shepard has not played since Week 8 and has missed seven of his last nine games.
Kadarius Toney, New York Giants
The team also reports Kadarius Toney (oblique) has been ruled out for Week 14. Toney returned to practice on Thursday, but according to Jordan Raanan of ESPN, Toney didn’t look comfortable at Friday’s session.
Deebo Samuel, San Francisco 49ers
Deebo Samuel (groin) is listed as questionable for Sunday’s game against the Bengals, according to Matt Barrows of The Athletic. Samuel was a limited participant on Friday, and head coach Kyle Shanahan told reporters Samuel “did everything” during practice. Samuel is trending towards being a game-time decision for their 4:25 PM ET kickoff.
DK Metcalf, Seattle Seahawks
John Boyle of the Seahawks’ official site reports DK Metcalf (foot/illness) will not carry an injury designation into Week 14 against the Houston Texans.
Per Washington’s injury report, Curtis Samuel (groin) was a limited participant for the third day in a row on Friday and will be questionable for Week 14. Samuel continues to manage a groin issue that has plagued his season since June. He has played the last two weeks, albeit with restricted snap counts.