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Fantasy injury report: Week 12

The following is a list of injured players for Week 12 (Nov. 25-26) and the fantasy implications of all the major injuries:

**Arizona Cardinals**
Out: DT Ross Kolodziej (quadriceps); Doubtful: WR Jerheme Urban (heel), S Aaron Francisco (knee), S Adrian Wilson (heel); Probable: LB Karlos Dansby (shoulder), RB Marcel Shipp (heel), CB Eric Green (ankle), QB Kurt Warner (left elbow), DE Antonio Smith (hand).

Fantasy take: Arizona's defense would have even more value this week with Dansby and Wilson both active, but Wilson is listed as doubtful.

**Baltimore Ravens**
Out: QB Steve McNair (left shoulder), WR Demetrius Williams (ankle); Doubtful: TE Todd Heap (thigh); Questionable: DT Justin Bannan (ankle), T Jared Gaither (ankle), CB Chris McAlister (knee), S Gerome Sapp (thigh), TE Daniel Wilcox (foot); Probable: S Ed Reed (back, neck), CB Samari Rolle (illness), LB Gary Stills (knee), T Adam Terry (ankle), CB Jamaine Winborne (ankle).

Fantasy take: Kyle Boller will start in Week 12 with McNair out of action. Heap is listed as doubtful, so fantasy owners need to seek a healthier alternative. Quinn Sypniewski would start in his absence. The Ravens defensive backfield would suffer if McAlister is out, but Rolle looks set to return to action.

**Buffalo Bills**
Out: RB Marshawn Lynch (ankle)); Questionable: CB Jerametrius Butler (calf).

Fantasy take: Lynch is out for Week 12, so fantasy owners should look to add Anthony Thomas as a possible flex starter against Jacksonville.

**Carolina Panthers**
Doubtful: CB Chris Gamble (thumb); Questionable: LB Thomas Davis (foot); Probable: RB DeShaun Foster (toe), DT Damione Lewis (shoulder).

Fantasy take: Foster is listed as probable and will start in Week 12.

**Chicago Bears**
Doubtful: CB Nathan Vasher (groin); Questionable: DT Tommie Harris (knee), CB Trumaine McBride (hip), RB Jason McKie (foot); Full practice: WR Bernard Berrian (toe).

Fantasy take: Vasher could be out this week, which is good news for Javon Walker and Brandon Marshall. Brian Griese (left shoulder) was removed from the injury report, but Rex Grossman will start against Denver.

**Cincinnati Bengals**
Probable: CB Leon Hall (shoulder), WR Glenn Holt (head), WR T.J. Houshmandzadeh (back), LB Rashad Jeanty (knee), LB Landon Johnson (back), S Herana-Daze Jones (knee), CB Deltha O'Neal (knee), S Marvin White (hip).

Fantasy take: Houshmandzadeh put in a full practice on Friday and seems safe to start in Week 12.

**Cleveland Browns**
Out: CB Eric Wright (knee); Doubtful: DT Ethan Kelley (knee); Questionable: WR Tim Carter (finger), T Kevin Shaffer (knee), DE Shaun Smith (knee).

Fantasy take: The Browns have some injuries on defense, but this unit doesn't warrant much fantasy consideration in most formats.

**Denver Broncos**
Doubtful: RB Travis Henry (knee); Questionable: RB Paul Smith (calf), WR Javon Walker (knee), RB Selvin Young (knee); Probable: DE John Engelberger (shoulder), G Chris Kuper (thigh), T Matt Lepsis (ankle), WR Glenn Martinez (ankle).

Fantasy take: Henry is not expected to be active, so Young would start if he's able. If Young is inactive, Andre Hall would start. He should be added as insurance for owners who have Young. Walker is listed as questionable, but he practiced all week and is expected to start in Chicago. His return hurts the value of Brandon Stokley.

**Houston Texans**
Out: RB Ahman Green (knee); Probable: LB Charlie Anderson (knee), K Kris Brown (left foot), C Mike Flanagan (back).

Fantasy take: Green is out for another week, so look for Ron Dayne to start against Cleveland. He's a nice flex starter in most cases.

**Jacksonville Jaguars**
Out: LB Mike Peterson (hand); Doubtful: WR John Broussard (ankle); Questionable: CB Rashean Mathis (groin), WR Reggie Williams (back); Probable: TE Greg Estandia (foot), RB Fred Taylor (thigh).

Fantasy take: Taylor is probable and will start against Buffalo The possible absence of Mathis would hurt the Jaguars defensive backfield. Williams was limited in Friday's practice and is a risk for fantasy owners.

**Kansas City Chiefs**
Out: RB Larry Johnson (foot), T Will Svitek (foot); Probable: S Greg Wesley (knee).

Fantasy take: With Johnson out and Priest Holmes' retirement announced earlier in the week, Kolby Smith will start against Oakland and is a nice sleeper candidate.

**Miami Dolphins**
Out: LB Zach Thomas (migraine); Doubtful: DE Matt Roth; Questionable: RB Jesse Chatman (ankle); Probable: DT Keith Traylor (ankle).

Fantasy take: Chatman was limited in Friday's practice and could miss Week 12. Patrick Cobbs would start in his absence, but rookie Lorenzo Booker could also see some work.

**Minnesota Vikings**
Doubtful: CB Antoine Winfield (hamstring); Questionable: RB Adrian Peterson (knee), RB Tony Richardson (knee); Probable: C Matt Birk (player decision), S Eric Frampton (groin).

Fantasy take: Peterson was upgraded to questionable, but Chester Taylor is still expected to start in Week 12. The possible absence of Winfield would increase the value of Plaxico Burress.

**New England Patriots**
Probable: QB Tom Brady (right shoulder).

Fantasy take: Brady is a lock to start in Week 12. Neither Laurence Maroney (foot) nor Kevin Faulk (head) are on the injury report, which is good news for fantasy owners.

**New Orleans Saints**
Out: DT Brian Young (knee); Questionable: RB Reggie Bush (shin); Probable: T Antwan Lake (elbow).

Fantasy take: Bush did not practice on Friday and will be a gametime decision for Week 12. Aaron Stecker would start with Pierre Thomas also in the backfield mix if Bush is out.

**New York Giants**
Out: RB Brandon Jacobs (hamstring), WR Steve Smith (shoulder, hamstring); Doubtful: RB Derrick Ward (ankle, groin); Questionable: WR Plaxico Burress (ankle); Probable: TE Michael Matthews (foot), S Gibril Wilson (knee).

Fantasy take: Burress won't practice much the rest of the season, but he's still expected to start in Week 12. With Jacobs out and Ward doubtful, Reuben Droughns is in line to start and see most of the carries for the Giants. Rookie Ahmad Bradshaw could also see some work.

**Oakland Raiders**
Out: LB Isaiah Ekejiuba (ankle), C Jake Grove (knee); Questionable: S Stuart Schweigert (calf); Probable: WR Jerry Porter (knee).

Fantasy take: Porter is listed as probable for Week 12, but he has a difficult matchup in Kansas City and is a risk for fantasy owners.

**Philadelphia Eagles**
Doubtful: QB Donovan McNabb (ankle, right thumb), S Quintin Mikell (knee); Questionable: T Tra Thomas (illness); Probable: WR Jason Avant (groin), WR Kevin Curtis (thigh), S Brian Dawkins (thigh), G Todd Herremans (knee), CB William James (foot), LB Takeo Spikes (hamstring).

Fantasy take: McNabb's status for Week 12 is in serious doubt, so A.J. Feeley might be called on to start in New England. Brian Westbrook (knee) was removed from the injury report and will start.

**Pittsburgh Steelers**
Out: WR Santonio Holmes (ankle), S Troy Polamalu (knee); Questionable: LB LaMarr Woodley (hamstring); Probable: DE Brett Keisel (shoulder), CB Deshea Townsend (ankle).

Fantasy take: Holmes is out for Week 12, so Cedrick Wilson and Nate Washington will see more work in his absence. Polamalu is also out, but the Steelers defense is still a solid fantasy choice.

**San Diego Chargers**
Out: DE Luis Castillo (ankle); Questionable: C Nick Hardwick (foot).

Fantasy take: The absence of Castillo is great news for the value and potential production of Willie McGahee.

**San Francisco 49ers**
Out: NT Aubrayo Franklin (calf); Doubtful: WR Jason Hill (groin); Questionable: QB Alex Smith (shoulder/forearm); Probable: RB Frank Gore (ankle), QB Shaun Hill (finger), WR Ashley Lelie (quadriceps), LB Jeff Ulbrich (ankle).

Fantasy take: Trent Dilfer is expected to start in Week 12 with Smith at less than 100 percent. Gore is listed as probable and is expected to start in Arizona, but he's a real risk for fantasy owners.

**Seattle Seahawks**
Out: RB Shaun Alexander (knee); Questionable: S Mike Green (knee), WR D.J. Hackett (knee), QB Matt Hasselbeck (ribs), LB Will Herring (hamstring); Probable: DT Rocky Bernard (groin), T Walter Jones (shoulder).

Fantasy take: Hasselbeck is listed as questionable, but he put in a full practice Friday and is expected to start in Week 12. Maurice Morris will start in the absence of Alexander and is a nice fantasy option in St. Louis. Hackett put in a full practice on Friday, but be sure to check on his status before gametime.

**St. Louis Rams**
Questionable: DE James Hall (ankle); Probable: T Alex Barron (neck), C Brett Romberg (ankle), LB Will Witherspoon (foot).

Fantasy take: The presence of Barron and Romberg is good news for the Rams' offensive line. Torry Holt (knee) was removed from the injury report and will start in Week 12.

**Tampa Bay Buccaneers**
Out: DE Greg Spires (calf); Doubtful: RB Michael Pittman (ankle); Questionable: B.J. Askew (ankle); Probable: WR Michael Clayton (ankle), RB Earnest Graham (ankle).

Fantasy take: Pittman will miss Week 12, and his status for the rest of the season is in doubt. Graham is probable and will start against Washington. He's a nice No. 2 fantasy runner.

**Tennessee Titans**
Out: G Benji Olson (back); Questionable: RB Ahmard Hall (forearm), DT Albert Haynesworth (hamstring), DE Travis LaBoy (concussion); Probable: T David Stewart (ankle).

Fantasy take: The Titans could be without Haynesworth for a third consecutive week, which would be good news for Rudi Johnson and Kenny Watson.

**Washington Redskins**
Out: S Sean Taylor (knee), G Randy Thomas (triceps), WR James Thrash (ankle); Doubtful: RB Mike Sellers (back); Questionable: T Todd Wade (knee); Probable: RB Ladell Betts (illness), LB London Fletcher (ribs), DT Cornelius Griffin (foot), T Stephon Heyer (illness), G Pete Kendall (ankle), WR Santana Moss (heel), WR Antwaan Randle El (chest).

Fantasy take: Moss and Randle El are probable and will start in Week 12, but neither is a tremendous fantasy option in Tampa Bay. The Redskins have several injuries on defense, which is good news for Jeff Garcia and the Buccaneers' offensive skill positron players.

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