Alvin Kamara, Aaron Jones, Cordarrelle Patterson and Elijah Mitchell all have to start healthy, but all missed last week through injury. Their availability, whether they’re in play or inactive, will have a big impact on Week 12 fantasy rankings and the start of their decisions. Every running metric that is said to be “questionable” is being included in this week’s games list, so knowing the latest injury updates will be crucial ahead of squad decisions. your.
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Alvin Kamara . injury update
Kamara (knee) trained with limited capacity last Wednesday but did not return to training and was ultimately eliminated on Friday. However, the Saints will play on Thursday of Week 12, so we won’t have much time to find out his condition. It also means we may know soon. There’s not much room for speculation here, so we’ll see what happens over the weekend.
If he does, he’ll take on Buffalo, who was the #1 defense against imaginary RBs before Jonathan Taylor burned them down with over 50 PPR points. We’re not going to overreact here, though, so we still see the Bills as a tough match. Kamara ranks like ours RB13 in standard and RB9 in PPR . tournaments. New Orleans is likely to have an easy start and Mark Ingram will have plenty of touches in this game. It wouldn’t even be surprising if Ingram went out to touch Kamara, but we know Kamara does it effectively. His ceiling was always RB No. 1 in the end, but his injury and match sent him down to a marginal RB1. If Kamara goes out, Ingram will be RB2.
Aaron Jones Injury Update
Jones had an original return schedule of one to two weeks following his knee injury in Week 10, so it is likely he will return this Sunday. Of course, that’s still uncertain, and we need to keep an eye on Sunday’s practice reports. Green Bay takes on the Rams, the top 12 unit against the fictional RBs. They are not impossible to score, but with Jones 100 percent less if he works, he will be demoted to a lower tier RB2 imaginary.
Cordarelle Patterson Injury Update
Patterson (ankle) was actually pretty close to the New England game last Thursday, so we think he’ll be available for the Jacksonville game. Jags’ defense isn’t as bad as you might expect against fantasy RBs, but Patterson’s heavy involvement in the game means he could be RB1 any week.
Elijah Mitchell injury update
Mitchell (finger) was also close to competing in Week 12, but he was eventually eliminated, clearing the way for Jeff Wilson Jr. begin. If Mitchell returns this week, we could see more commissions with him and Wilson, so we’ll have to see how it plays out for the Vikings.
That said, Minnesota is the 11th worst defense against fictional RBs, so we rank Mitchell as RB7 in standard and RB15 in PPR tournaments. He doesn’t do much in the passing game, but he will get 15 pluses and be present for precious touches around the line.