NFL Injury Report: Week 14 Injury Updates For Notable Fantasy Football Stars

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7:48 p.m: The Philadelphia Eagles reportedly are fearing the worst for their star quarterback.

7:14 p.m.: Josh McCown has impressed under center for the New York Jets this season, but it looks like the veteran quarterback’s season might be over.

7:10 p.m.: Disaster has struck for the Philadelphia Eagles, as QB Carson Wentz has been ruled out for the rest of the game after suffering a knee injury against the Los Angeles Rams. Wentz appeared to suffer the injury when he took a shot to the knee from Mark Barron while diving into the end zone.

3:47 p.m.: Not only is Adam Thielen back, but the Vikings’ star receiver just hauled in a 51-yard touchdown pass from Case Keenum.

3:37 p.m.: Things are getting ugly for the Minnesota Vikings, as top wideout Adam Thielen has left their game against the Carolina Panthers with an injury.

3 p.m.: It’s official: Tight end Zach Ertz is inactive for the Philadelphia Eagles.

Meanwhile, Tom Savage has been ruled out with a concussion for Houston.

2:53 p.m.: T.J. Yates has taken over at quarterback for the Texans.

2:52 p.m.: Tight end Charles Clay is back on the field for the Buffalo Bills’ “snow bowl” game after a brief absence.

2:50 p.m.: Houston Texans quarterback Tom Savage appeared to suffer a scary head injury and briefly was replaced by backup T.J. Yates. He since has returned, though.

2:47 p.m.: Amari Cooper’s ankle clearly is still bothering him. The Oakland Raiders wide receiver is questionable to return against the Kansas City Chiefs.

1:57 p.m.: It’s not fantasy-related, but losing star defensive lineman Gerald McCoy is a tough blow for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers:

11:41 a.m.: Here’s a handy roundup of actives and inactives for the 1 p.m. ET slate, courtesy of ESPN’s Field Yates:

11:38 a.m.: It appears Sterling Shepard will play for the Giants, while Ameer Abdullah’s absence for Detroit gives Tion Green’s stock a boost.

11:30 a.m.: It’s official: Tyrod Taylor is inactive for the Bills, meaning Nathan Peterman will start.

Matthew Stafford also is active and will start for the Lions in Tampa Bay, while Amari Cooper will suit up for the Oakland Raiders.

10:19 a.m.: Running back Doug Martin is getting the start over Peyton Barber in Tampa Bay, per ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

10:10 a.m.: There are conflicting reports on the status of New York Giants wide receiver Sterling Shepard, but ESPN.com’s Jordan Raanan expects him to suit up.

8:40 a.m.: It’s not looking good for Philadelphia Eagles tight end Zach Ertz.

We have a positive update on Oakland Raiders wide receiver Amari Cooper, though.

Here are a few more updates on some notable players battling injury:

8:30 a.m.: We begin with some important quarterback news: Rookie Nathan Peterman is expected to start for the Buffalo Bills over Tyrod Taylor, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported late Saturday night.

It looks like Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford will give it a go despite an injured throwing hand.

8:25 a.m. ET: The stakes are high in Week 14 — both for NFL teams and for fantasy owners.

The fantasy football playoffs start this week in many leagues, which means owners will be paying close attention to who’s in and who’s out across the NFL. We’ve got you covered on that front, from early-morning injury reports to inactive lists to in-game injury updates.

Let’s get started.

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