Quarterbacks Kyler Murray, Jalen Hurts, and Justin Fields figure to be “questionable” for Week 13, and at least in two-QB/superflex leagues, all of their statuses will affect fantasy start ’em, sit ’em calls. Because quarterbacks affect every other player on their roster — plus D/STs — fantasy football owners need the latest injury updates ahead of lineup decisions.
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Kyler Murray injury update
Murray (ankle) was a limited participant in practice on Wednesday, and the expectation is he should be ready to go for Week 13. Things could change, but he’s had a full month’s rest. If he can’t play, Colt McCoy has been a decent streamer in two-QB/superflex leagues, but Chicago’s defense is a top-10 unit against fantasy QBs. That said, don’t start him unless you ultimately have to — which is often the case in those leagues.
If Murray plays, we view him as the QB5 for Week 13. Tough matchups can only knock him down so far.
Jalen Hurts injury update
Hurts (ankle) took reps in Wednesday’s walkthrough, but he does seem to be limited by soreness in his ankle. He could be in real danger to miss the game against the Jets. The Jets are the worst team against fantasy RBs, and we’ve seen how much the Eagles have wanted to feed their RBs and ride them to victory. With Hurts banged up, we could see limited passing and rushing attempts from him if he does play.
However, his ceiling is way too high to ever bench him, and we put him as the QB3 in our Week 13 rankings. Just know the possibility of a letdown exists.
Justin Fields injury update
Fields (ribs) was a limited participant in practice Wednesday, and Andy Dalton took the first-team reps. Matt Nagy said the Bears could opt to give Fields one more week to heal with his cracked ribs, so his status is very much on the fence for Week 13.
Arizona is the third-strongest defense against fantasy QBs, so he should see the bench in all single-QB leagues. We rank him as the QB25, but obviously, a rushing touchdown or a decent yardage total on the ground could put him closer to QB1 range. We’re not ready to bank on that, though.