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ALERT from RealTime Fantasy Sports

Nov 30th 8:05pm ET:

The Ravens at Steelers game for Week 12 will be played at 3:40pm ET on Wed Dec 2nd.
Here is the new fantasy schedule:

Wed Dec 2nd: Week 12 Ravens @ Steelers 3:40pm ET
Wed Dec 2nd: Week 12 ends 11:59pm ET
Thu Dec 3rd: Week 13 begins 7:00am ET -- No Tuesday or Wednesday Waivers
Mon Dec 7th: Week 13 Washington @ Steelers 5:00pm ET
Mon Dec 7th: Week 13 Bills @ 49ers 8:15pm ET
Tue Dec 8th: Week 13 Cowboys @ Ravens 8:05pm ET
Tue Dec 8th: Week 13 ends 11:59pm ET
Wed Dec 9th: Week 14 begins 7:00am ET -- No Tuesday Waivers

Week 12 statistics deadline will tentatively be noon on Friday so any changes from Ravens/Steelers can be included. All this is subject to change as the NFL changes its schedule due to COVID.

If you have a waiver wire that awards on Tuesday or Wednesday only, your commissioner can move it back to later in the week using the Commissioner->Manage League menu option, then selecting the "Free Agents" option in the "Rosters" section of that page. Remember that, if you have a unrestricted free agent period, you must also move that back to at least 4 hours after your waiver wire deadline. Finally, do not forget to move your deadlines back once they have passed!

From our family at RealTime Fantasy Sports to you and your family:

  • Standings
  • Player Notes
    Dalvin Cook Dec 2 1:50pm ET

    Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer said running back Dalvin Cook's (ankle) "health is fine" after offensive coordinator Gary Kubiak said that Cook is "beat up." Cook is averaging almost 25 touches per game and has played 64.7 percent of the offensive snaps this year, ranking second in the NFL in total rushing attempts (219). He's second in the league in rushing yards, and he and Derrick Henry are the only two backs over 1,000 yards through 12 weeks. The 25-year-old left the game shortly in Week 12 with an ankle injury, but he returned and said that he's good to go for a great matchup with the Jaguars this Sunday. Jacksonville's defense has been better against the run in the last five weeks, but they've allowed the sixth-most fantasy points per game to the position in 2020. Cook remains an elite high-end, must-start RB1.

    From RotoBaller

    Tua Tagovailoa Dec 2 1:40pm ET

    Miami Dolphins rookie quarterback Tua Tagovailoa (thumb) took part in the portion of practice open to the media on Wednesday and was wearing black tape around his left wrist and lower part of his left thumb. Tagovailoa missed the Week 12 win over the Jets after jamming his thumb in practice last week. Miami is being cautious with their franchise QB, but it looks like he has a good chance to return to action in Week 13 against the Bengals. Cincinnati's defense has allowed 22 passing touchdowns (tied for sixth-most), but Tagovailoa was benched late in the Week 11 loss to the Broncos and hasn't thrown for over 248 yards in any of his four starts so far. If the Alabama product plays this weekend, expect the Dolphins to take as much off his plate as possible in the winnable matchup. He won't be a smart play as a streamer in single-QB leagues.

    From RotoBaller

    Colt McCoy Dec 2 1:30pm ET

    New York Giants head coach Joe Judge said that quarterback Colt McCoy will see the majority of the first-team repetitions in practice on Wednesday, with some also going to Clayton Thorson. Daniel Jones (hamstring) is recovering from a hamstring injury he suffered in the Week 12 win over the Bengals and is not expected to play in Week 13 against the Seahawks. All signs are pointing toward McCoy, 34, making the start against Seattle after he relieved Jones last Sunday. He'll be asked to be more of a game manager, though, and will have a very low ceiling and floor for fantasy managers considering him as a desperation low-end QB2 in superflex leagues. With McCoy likely under center for the G-Men this weekend, the Seahawks Defense will be a popular streaming unit in fantasy.

    From RotoBaller

    Jonathan Taylor Dec 2 1:20pm ET

    The Indianapolis Colts activated rookie running back Jonathan Taylor from the Reserve/COVID-19 list, and he will practice on Wednesday. Taylor missed the 45-26 Week 12 loss to the Titans after testing positive for the virus. The rookie leads the team with 135 carries for 518 rushing yards and four touchdowns in 2020. In his last appearance against Green Bay in Week 11, Taylor had 22 carries for 90 yards as the team's lead back. Indy will go back to a three-headed monster of Taylor, Nyheim Hines and Jordan Wilkins in there backfield, making things tough to predict for fantasy managers. They'll be facing a Texans Defense that has allowed the second-most fantasy points per game to running backs, so Taylor will be on the map as a shaky RB3/flex with upside, depending on how many touches he receives in his return.

    From RotoBaller

    JJ Arcega-Whiteside Dec 2 1:20pm ET

    The Philadelphia Eagles activated tight end Zach Ertz (ankle) off Injured Reserve on Wednesday and activated wide receiver J.J. Arcega-Whiteside off the Reserve/COVID-19 list. Right tackle Lane Johnson (ankle) was also put on IR. Ertz has missed the last five games with a high-ankle sprain, but he's been practicing the last two weeks. The Eagles are likely to favor 12 and 13 personnel groupings with Ertz back in the lineup. Dallas Goedert and Richard Rodgers have been the team's top pass-catchers since they returned from the bye in Week 10. Ertz's return will hurt Goedert's fantasy ceiling, making both Ertz and Goedert more of low-end TE1s heading into Week 13 against the Packers. Green Bay has allowed just three touchdowns to tight ends this year, and Ertz hasn't topped 70 receiving yards in a game with just one TD on the season.

    From RotoBaller

    Ben Roethlisberger Dec 2 1:10pm ET

    The Pittsburgh Steelers placed center Maurkice Pouncey on the Reserve/COVID-19 list on Wednesday, according to a source. It's unclear if Pouncey actually tested positive for COVID-19, but either way he will be out for the game against the Ravens. Running back Wendell Smallwood and offensive lineman Anthony Coyle have been elevated to the game-day roster as COVID-19 replacements. Despite Pouncey going on the list, the Steelers and Ravens will play on Wednesday. Pouncey's absence will be a slight downgrade for quarterback Ben Roethlisberger against a strong Ravens Defense that will be at less than full strength for this huge divisional game.

    From RotoBaller

    Adam Thielen Dec 2 12:00pm ET

    The Minnesota Vikings activated wide receiver Adam Thielen from the COVID-19 list, and he will practice on Wednesday. Thielen tested positive for the virus last week and was forced to sit out of the Week 12 win over the Panthers. He should be good to go for a juicy Week 13 matchup against the Jaguars Defense, a unit that has allowed the fifth-most fantasy points per game to opposing wideouts. Thielen will return as the team's No. 1 wideout next to impressive rookie Justin Jefferson. Before missing Week 12, the 30-year-old caught eight of his 11 targets for 123 yards and two touchdowns against Dallas in Week 11. Thielen has four touchdowns in his last two games and will have clear WR1 upside in his return this weekend.

    From RotoBaller

    Chicago Bears Dec 2 11:50am ET

    The Chicago Bears Defense failed to record a single QB hit on Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers in the Week 12 blowout loss to their division rivals, and All-Pro pass-rusher Khalil Mack has failed to record a single QB pressure in two of his last three games. Mack is tied for 15th in the NFL with 6.5 sacks and ranks as Pro Football Focus' second-best edge rusher in 2020, but Chicago's D as a whole has been lackluster in rushing the quarterback. The Bears have 21 sacks total, which ranks 20th in the NFL, and are in the midst of a five-game losing streak. Despite the lack of a ferocious pass rush, the Bears defense has been their strength this season and will come in as a top-10 fantasy unit in Week 13 against the Lions offense, which seems likely to be without No. 1 receiver Kenny Golladay (hip) yet again.

    From RotoBaller

    George Kittle Dec 2 11:40am ET

    San Francisco 49ers tight end George Kittle (foot), who hasn't played since suffering a broken bone in his right foot in Week 8, expects to return sooner than later. Head coach Kyle Shanahan is hopeful that Kittle will be available for the final couple of games of the season. "They said eight weeks; I said six," said Kittle. "And I'm excited. These last couple days have definitely progressed forward and made me very optimistic about returning to the field of play." Kittle sustained a fractured cuboid, the bone that sits outside of the little toe. Despite playing in six games in 2020, Kittle still leads the team with 37 catches for 474 yards. Because there's still a chance that Kittle could be available to fantasy managers for the championship in Week 16, he should remain stashed everywhere as an elite fantasy tight end.

    From RotoBaller

    Kenny Golladay Dec 2 11:40am ET

    Detroit Lions wide receiver Kenny Golladay (hip) remains out of practice on Wednesday. Golladay was injured in Week 8 against the Colts and hasn't played since, and he's not off to a good start this week if he hopes to suit up in Week 13 against the Bears. At this point, fantasy managers can't count on the Lions No. 1 receiver being available for their starting lineups. The 27-year-old will need to get in at least a limited practice on Thursday or Friday to have a shot at playing this Sunday. Tight end T.J. Hockenson was the biggest beneficiary in the passing game last Thursday on Thanksgiving, while receiver Marvin Jones Jr. should be considered a WR3/flex with upside against Chicago if Golladay misses yet another game. Fantasy managers can't trust anyone else for consistent production in Detroit's passing game.

    From RotoBaller

    Hunter Bryant Dec 2 11:30am ET

    The Detroit Lions placed cornerback Desmond Trufant (hamstring) and defensive tackle Danny Shelton (knee) on Injured Reserve on Wednesday, which could potentially end their season. They'll be forced to miss at least the next three games, with only five games remaining in the 2020 season. Only Romeo Okwara played more defensive snaps this year than Shelton, so it's a big loss for Detroit's defensive line, especially in regards to run defense. Trufant previously missed five games this year with a similar injury. With rookie Jeff Okudah also dealing with an injury, the Lions are short-handed at cornerback. Rookie tight end Hunter Bryant has been activated from IR and defensive lineman Kevin Strong has been promoted to the active roster. Detroit's defense hasn't been fantasy relevant all year long and is now short-handed due to injuries. However, they could be on the streaming radar in 16-team leagues in Week 13 against a Bears offense that continues to flounder.

    From RotoBaller

    Kenny Golladay Dec 2 11:23am ET

    Detroit Lions WR Kenny Golladay (hip) remains out of practice Wednesday, Dec. 2.

    Fantasy Spin: That's an ominous sign, but there is still time for the WR2 to make it back for Week 13.

    From TheHuddle

    Desmond Trufant Dec 2 11:23am ET

    Detroit Lions CB Desmond Trufant (hamstring) and DT Danny Shelton (undisclosed) were placed on the Reserve/Injured list Wednesday, Dec. 2.

    From TheHuddle

    Tyrod Taylor Dec 2 11:20am ET

    Los Angeles Chargers backup quarterback Tyrod Taylor will not file a grievance against the team after suffering a punctured lung during a pain-killing shot mishap before the Week 2 game on Sept. 20 that forced him to miss games earlier this season. The NFL Players Association is still reviewing the matter, and Taylor and the NFLPA had 60 days to inform the team of their decision. The veteran was medically cleared a month later, but rookie Justin Herbert had taken ahold of the starting job at that point. The 31-year-old will continue to hold the clipboard for Herbert the rest of the way. Even if Taylor were to make another start in 2020, he'd be a low-upside, low-end QB2 in fantasy.

    From RotoBaller

    J.K. Dobbins Dec 2 11:10am ET

    Baltimore Ravens running backs Mark Ingram II and rookie J.K. Dobbins are eligible to come off the COVID-19 list before Wednesday's game against the Steelers, but neither of them are expected to play. Gus Edwards will get the start. It's a tough matchup against the undefeated Steelers, but Edwards has RB2 upside for fantasy managers that waited this one out in Week 12. The Steelers Defense allows the third-fewest fantasy points per game to running backs, including only five rushing scores all year, but Edwards should have a decent floor because of the expected volume he should receive. Baltimore could run the ball even more, too, with inclement weather expected and with quarterback Lamar Jackson also out due to COVID-19.

    From RotoBaller

    Jake Kumerow Dec 2 11:10am ET

    The Buffalo Bills signed wide receiver Jake Kumerow to the active roster from the practice squad on Wednesday and designated Tyrel Dodson and Matt Milano to return to practice. Kumerow is providing depth for Buffalo's receiving room with John Brown on Injured Reserve. The 28-year-old wideout caught 20 passes for 322 receiving yards and two touchdowns in his two seasons with the Packers, and he will be behind receivers Stefon Diggs, Cole Beasley, Andre Roberts and rookie Gabriel Davis in the wideout pecking order for Buffalo. Kumerow has been active for three games with the Bills this year but hasn't had a single target. Continue ignoring him for fantasy purposes.

    From RotoBaller

    Mike Glennon Dec 2 11:00am ET

    Jacksonville Jaguars head coach Doug Marrone said that quarterback Mike Glennon will make another start in Week 13 against the Vikings. Gardner Minshew II remains on the bench even though he's past his thumb injury that kept him out previously. Glennon threw for 235 yards and two touchdowns in the Week 12 loss to the Browns, so Jacksonville will stick with him. The Vikings Defense has allowed the 12th-most fantasy points per game to opposing quarterbacks and 23 total passing touchdowns (tied for second-most), so Glennon will have an opportunity to put up points on Sunday. He'll make for a low-end QB2 option in superflex leagues, but you can continue to avoid him in leagues that start only one QB.

    From RotoBaller

    Jake Kumerow Dec 2 10:43am ET

    Buffalo Bills WR Jake Kumerow was signed to the active roster Wednesday, Dec. 2. LB Tyrel Dodson (hamstring) and LB Matt Milano (pectoral) were designated to return from Injured Reserve.

    From TheHuddle

    Mark Ingram Dec 2 9:43am ET

    Baltimore Ravens RBs Mark Ingram and J.K. Dobbins aren't expected to play Wednesday, Dec. 2, against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

    From TheHuddle

    Tyrod Taylor Dec 2 9:13am ET

    Los Angeles Chargers QB Tyrod Taylor declined to file a grievance against the team and its doctor for administering a pain-killing shot in mid-September that led to a puncture in his lung.

    From TheHuddle

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