Kamar Aiken WR BAL (8) 44 minutes ago
Aiken (thigh) is active for Sunday's game against Miami.
Although Aiken will be active, the wideout has seen just 13 combined targets over four games since the bye week, and is continuing to lose snaps to Breshad Perriman on the outside. Having been held out of the endzone all season and never seeing more than six targets in a single game, Aiken doesn't offer much fantasy upside in Week 13.
DeVante Parker WR MIA (8) 46 minutes ago
Parker (back) is listed as active for Sunday's game against the Ravens.
Per the Palm Beach Post, Parker "impressed coach Adam Gase enough in an intense pregame warmup routine" Sunday that the wideout is now slated to give it a go in Week 13, after all. It's unclear how close to a full allotment of snaps Parker will end up seeing after not practicing all week, however. If Parker ends up limited at all Sunday, Leonte Carroo could be in line for added work behind Jarvis Landry and Kenny Stills.
Mark Ingram RB NO (5) 1 hour ago
Ingram (toe) is expected to play Sunday against the Lions, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
Ingram will buck off a toe injury that contained him to just one limited practice this week. The aforementioned regimen was likely a precautionary measure to ensure he was as close to 100 percent as possible for this key Week 13 tilt, but there's a strong possibility the Saints will dole out similar touches to both Ingram and Tim Hightower to keep both bodies fresh.
Alfred Blue RB HOU (9) 3 hours ago
Blue (calf) will be available Sunday against the Packers, John McClain of the Houston Chronicle reports.
Blue has missed the Texans' last two contests with the calf injury, but after logging some practice time this week, it looks like he'll reenter the team's running-back rotation. However, since Lamar Miller is the clear alpha dog in the backfield, Blue probably won't be in line for more than a handful of carries Sunday.
Brian Cushing LB HOU (9) 3 hours ago
Cushing (back) will be available to play in Sunday's game against the Packers, John McClain of the Houston Chronicle reports.
Despite being able to practice throughout the week, Cushing was deemed questionable with the back injury, but after evaluating him Sunday morning, the Texans' medical staff cleared him to play. Cushing has yet to top eight tackles in any of his games this season and hasn't produced any sacks or turnovers, so he's not quite as serviceable of an IDP option as his reputation might suggest.
Martellus Bennett TE NE (9) 3 hours ago
Bennett (ankle/shoulder) has been cleared to play Sunday against the Rams, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports.
Like a number of other key members of the offense, Bennett was limited in practices this week, but that mainly seems to have been for precautionary purposes. While the injuries Bennett is dealing with could keep him at less than 100 percent health the rest of the way, he's still an expected to see a significant uptick in his snaps and targets with Rob Gronkowski (back) landing on season-ending injured reserve. He could make for an attractive option in DFS contests while his price remains relatively low.
Julian Edelman WR NE (9) 3 hours ago
Edelman (foot) has been cleared to play in the Patriots' Week 13 tilt with the Rams, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports.
Although Edelman was limited in practice throughout the week, that's mostly been the case for the last several games, yet the wideout hasn't been forced to miss any action. Edelman has taken on more volume in the Patriots' attack the past three weeks with 7.7 receptions on 12.3 targets per contest, and both numbers could conceivably tick up in the games to come with star tight end Rob Gronkowski (back) landing on IR.
Tom Brady QB NE (9) 3 hours ago
Brady (knee) has been cleared to play in Sunday's Week 13 tilt with the Rams, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
Brady was limited at practice throughout the week and was listed as questionable on the Patriots' injury report, but he was never in any serious jeopardy of being held out of the matchup with Los Angeles. Though Brady will be down one of his top targets in Rob Gronkowski (back) the rest of the season, he's proven in the past when Gronkowski has sat out due to injury that he's more than capable of getting the most out of lesser-established receiving options and producing high-end numbers. Brady still looks like a top-tier fantasy option over the final five games.
Chris Hogan WR NE (9) 3 hours ago
Hogan (back) will be available to play Sunday against the Rams, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
Though the Patriots listed Hogan as questionable heading into the Week 13 tilt, he was able to practice all week and was never in any serious danger of missing the contest. Hogan isn't expected to see a spike in his snap count with Rob Gronkowski (back) hitting injured reserve, but he could be one of a number of Patriots receiving options who picks up some of the targets that would have gone to the star tight end.
OUTTavon Austin WR LA (8) 3 hours ago
Austin (chest) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Patriots, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports.
The Rams boast one of the weakest receiving corps in the league even at full strength, so quarterback Jared Goff and the Los Angeles offense could have even more trouble than usual moving the chains with Austin, who ranks second on the team with 44 receptions, on the sideline. Austin's absence will open up more snaps for the likes of Brian Quick and Pharoh Cooper, but neither represents an especially appealing fantasy option.