We will be updating our injury report from resources across the league to help you make your last second fantasy football decisions.
Rob Gronkowski (out)—This doesn’t come as much of a surprise. This is good news for Aaron Hernandez owners and possibly Brandon Lloyd owners. Lloyd is questionable himself with a knee injury but is expected to play. The Patriots have long injury report this week. ESPN’s Chris Mortensen tweeted:
— Chris Mortensen (@mortreport) December 23, 2012
Ahmad Bradshaw (game time decision)—Bradshaw didn’t practice on Thursday but said, “I’m playing. I just have to get it through to Tom Coughlin and the training staff. As of right now, I feel like I can go and be ready Sunday.” (Giants.com). It really looks like Bradshaw will be ready for week 16 action. On Friday, Tom Coughlin said “He looked OK. As long as he continues to progress the way he has, he should be able to go.”
Torrey Smith (questionable, concussion)—This is a tough one. According to Jason Butt of CBSSports.com Smith has “not been cleared for contact as [he] has yet to take the baseline test required for NFL players coming off of concussions.” Smith did return to practice on Wednesday and Harbaugh said he was “encouraged.” UPDATE: Torrey Smith will play today. (Pro Football Talk)
Dez Bryant—Bryant has a fractured index finger but still could be in for a big game against a porous Saints secondary.
Sidney Rice (game time decision, knee)—Rice will have to prove to Pete Carroll his knee is ready for action on Sunday. If you don’t trust Rice, look to Doug Baldwin or even Golden Tate if you’re desperate.
Kendall Wright (Questionable)—Wright didn’t practice this week. If he doesn’t play (it appears he won’t) you can look to Nate Washington if you’re really digging at WR this week. UPDATE: Wright is inactive today.
Early Doucet (out, concussion)
Rashad Jennings (out, concussion)
Mikel LeShoure is good to go tonight (Saturday) against the Falcons.
Brandon Pettigrew is doubtful. Look elsewhere for help at TE.
Alex Green (questionable, concussion)—We’d be surprised to see Green in action this weekend. UPDATE: According to ESPN.com news services, Green will not play today. Ryan Grant will get the start for the Packers today.
Dustin Keller (Doubtful)—Keller hasn’t practiced all week so it doesn’t look for the Jets Tight End.
James Starks (out, knee)