Fantasy Injury Updates: Latest news on Marquise Brown, Antonio Brown, Allen Robinson, further impact on week 12 WR rankings


Marquise Brown, Antonio Brown, Allen Robinson and Sterling Shepard head a growing list of wacky wideouts, and our Week 12 Fantasy WR leaderboard will be affected when some or all of them return. Any wide receiver is no better than “questionable” so we will update this as soon as news emerges. Here’s the latest injury buzz.

News on injured WRs CeeDee Lamb and AJ Brown can be found here; for more on the beaten up players Justin Field, Michael Carter and Jordan Howard click here; Click here for the latest on Calvin Ridley, Kareem Hunt, Logan Thomas and other IR players. for more on injured RBs Alvin Kamara, Aaron Jones, Cordarrelle Patterson and Elijah Mitchell, Click here; for updates Lamar Jackson and more ailing QBs, go here. Follow us on Twitter @SN_Fantasy for the latest fantasy news.

Week 12: Best waivers

Marquise Brown Injury Update

Brown (thigh) didn’t do more than limited workout last week and was eventually disfellowshipped prior to a matchup with the Bears. Now the Ravens are facing a game against Cleveland that ranks as the bottom 10 defense against Fantasy WRs. Brown’s health needs to be monitored in the future, especially since he could go nuclear.

When he plays (and Lamar Jackson is back) Brown ranks as our WR7 in the PPR and WR8 in the Standard Leagues. It’s worth noting that he hasn’t been quite as productive since Rashod Bateman was added to the lineup, but that could be corrected here. Bateman is likely to be classified as WR2 / 3 when Brown is idle.

Quarterback | Run back | Wide-angle receiver | Narrow end | D / ST | Kicker

Antonio Brown Injury Update

Brown (ankle) hasn’t played since week 6 and it’s still unclear when he could possibly return. The Bucs didn’t put him on IR so you’d think it would be soon, but Josina Anderson reported last Thursday that Brown “still has a long way to go”. Who knows exactly what that means, so it’s best to keep your ears and eyes open for further updates.

If he plays the Colts in a cheap matchup in Week 12, we’ll class him as WR19 in Standard and PPR Leagues. The Colts are one of the toughest teams you can face. So expect a pass-intensive game script for the Bucs.

Quarterback | Run back | Wide-angle receiver | Narrow end | D / ST | Kicker

Allen Robinson Injury Update

Robinson (thigh) didn’t train or play last week and was a valued “DNP” on Monday so he’s not headed in the right direction for Thursday’s game against the Lions. This is another case where we only need to monitor the practice reports during the week.

The matchup with Detroit sounds nice, but Robinson’s lack of production suggests we can’t even get him into the WR3 line. After all, those two teams met in October, and the Bears just let the football run down Detroit’s throats. Chicago made only 11 passes and Robinson produced a 63 yard statistic with three catches. Robinson simply serves as a low volume deep threat, so we rank him as WR40 in PPR and WR39 in Standard Leagues. Darnell Mooney is the more attractive pass-catching option, especially if Robinson is out.

Injury update for Sterling Shepard

Shepard (Quad) trained last Friday but was excluded from playing Monday night over the weekend. Since he was able to practice in every way we can assume he is close to returning in week 12, but we won’t know much until later in the week. If he plays the Eagles he could have a tough time as Philadelphia is a top 5 unit against Fantasy WRs.

All in all, he commanded a multitude of targets when he was on the lineup, so we rank him as WR28 in PPR and WR31 in Standard Leagues. Its upper limit is limited, but its bottom seems safe based on what we’ve seen in its limited action this season.