Catchers like Darren Waller, DeAndre Hopkins, Pat Freiermuth, Sterling Shepard and Kadarius Toney are likely to be called up on Sunday and we have the latest injury updates that are sure to affect starting calls fantasy of Week 13.
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Darren Waller injury update
As expected, Waller (knee) missed wednesday practice, and he’ll almost certainly be kicked out of Week 13. The Raiders take on Washington, and we’ve picked Foster Moreau as a top streaming pick. Washington is just a neutral game for the TEs, but this offense doesn’t discriminate against the TEs, shown by Moreau’s 6-60-1 against the Eagles when Waller was out of action earlier this year.
DeAndre Hopkins Injury Update
On Wednesdays, Hopkins (hamstring) back to practice on Wednesday for the first time in a month and is scheduled to play Chicago. Chicago is the defense in the bottom 10 against fantasy expansions, and Hopkins is sure to be as healthy as he has been all season. Also, Kyler Murray is expected to return.
Hopkins is ours WR6 in standard and PPR . Tournament. If he’s out, Christian Kirk becomes the starter that has to start, AJ Green becomes the high end versatile pick, and Rondale Moore becomes the boom or bust low end versatility.
Pat Freiermuth Injury Update.
Freiermuth (concussion) practice on full wednesday and tend to be able to fight Raven. We’ll update you on his latest status, but for now, include him in your squad.
Sterling Shepard injury update
Shepard (quad) did not practice Wednesday, and he seems to have a 50/50 shot against Miami. Despite Miami’s recent defensive resurgence, its defense still ranks as the third weakest unit compared to fictional WRs. That said, Daniel Jones (neck) is in the air, so Shepard’s fictional prospects are difficult to gauge.
All in all, he should still be commanding tons of targets, so we think he’s worth the bet if he does play – especially if Kadarius Toney (see below) is out. Shepard ranks like ours WR22 in standard and WR20 in PPR . tournaments. His ring should be pretty safe in PPR tournaments, but his standard outlook could be thwarted by Glennon.
Kadarius Toney injury update
Toney (four) did not practice Wednesday, and his condition is in the fence, just like Shepard. Toney has a similar fantasy scenario to Shepard (see above), but he has a lower floor but higher ceiling in a favorable match against Miami.