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Fantasy Injury Updates: Latest news on Kyler Murray, DeAndre Hopkins, Calvin Ridley, more affecting Week 13 rankings



Kyler Murray, DeAndre Hopkins, Calvin Ridley, and Devante Parker have combined to miss a season’s worth of games so far, and when any return — perhaps as early as Week 13 — fantasy start ’em, sit ’em decisions will be affected. Not all appear to be in position to play this week, though, so get the latest updates on these players and how they’ll affect this week’s fantasy rankings.

For updates on banged-up RBs Ezekiel Elliott, Christian McCaffrey, Dalvin Cook, and D’Andre Swift, click here. For updates on banged-up pass-catchers Deebo Samuel, Dan Arnold, Darren Waller, and Pat Freiermuth go here. For all the latest fantasy news, follow us on Twitter @SN_Fantasy.

WEEK 13: Top waiver pickups

Kyler Murray injury update

Kliff Kingsbury said he’s hopeful Murray (ankle) can play in Week 13 against Chicago (and fantasy owners sure are, too). He’s now had an entire month to heal, and Arizona has to be anxious to get him back for the late-season run at the No. 1 seed in the NFC. It would be surprising if he doesn’t play, but the possibility exists.

Chicago is a middle-of-the-pack unit against fantasy QBs, but a healthy Murray should mean a return to the top of the QB rankings. That is precisely where we have him, as he comes in as the QB5 for Week 13.

WEEK 13 STANDARD RANKINGS:
Quarterback | Running back | Wide receiver | Tight end | D/ST | Kicker

DeAndre Hopkins injury update

Everything we just said about Murray applies to Hopkins (hamstring), too. He’s also been out for a full month, so he should be ready to go as the Cardinals start their late-season playoff seeding push. We’ll have to just keep up to date with his status throughout the week.

We rank Hopkins as the WR6 in standard and PPR leagues against a bottom-six defense against fantasy WRs that just gave up 70 yards and a touchdown to Josh Reynolds.

WEEK 13 PPR RANKINGS:
Quarterback | Running back | Wide receiver | Tight end | D/ST | Kicker

Calvin Ridley update

There are no updates on Ridley’s status, as he remains on the reserve/NFI. It’s fairly safe to assume he’s not going to be back for Week 13. Against Tampa Bay, although since he’s not dealing with a physical injury, he theoretically could “return” quicker” than normal.

Even with that said, we like Russell Gage as a low-end WR3 this week in a favorable matchup.

DeVante Parker injury update

Brian Flores indicated Parker (hamstring) will be evaluated later in the week, but we don’t know whether he’ll be able to go in Week 13 at this time. Flores did say Parker and Will Fuller (finger) are getting better, though, so we shall see. If Parker can play, the matchup is favorable against the Jets.

If Parker plays, we like him as the WR31 in standard and WR29 in PPR leagues. Jaylen Waddle is the No. 1 WR in Miami at this point, but there should be a lot of targets to go around and Tua Tagovailoa is playing well.



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