Bears safety Jackson to miss rest of season with foot injury

Wed Nov 30 3:15pm ET

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New York Jets wide receiver Elijah Moore (8) runs the ball against Chicago Bears safety Eddie Jackson (4) during the second quarter of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 27, 2022, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)


LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) Chicago Bears safety Eddie Jackson will miss the remainder of the season because of a foot injury, coach Matt Eberflus said Wednesday.

Eberflus said the Bears were not sure if Jackson will need surgery to repair the Lisfranc injury.

''We'll have to wait and see when he sees the doctor, but we'll get that squared away,'' he said.

The Bears placed Jackson, tied for third in the NFL with four interceptions, on injured reserve on Tuesday. He was hurt in the second quarter of Sunday's loss to the New York Jets. Leading receiver Darnell Mooney also suffered a season-ending ankle injury in that game.

Jackson's injury combined with a concussion Jaquan Brisker already had and a hamstring injury to Dane Cruikshank left the Bears playing their only two remaining safeties - DeAndre Houston-Carson and rookie seventh-round pick Elijah Hicks.

The Bears placed Cruikshank on injured reserve on Wednesday and signed quarterback Tim Boyle from Detroit's practice squad to the active roster, with Justin Fields (left shoulder) and Trevor Siemian (strained oblique) hurt. They also signed defensive lineman Andrew Brown to the active roster from Arizona's practice squad.

The Bears (3-9) host rival Green Bay (4-8) on Sunday. The Packers beat them 27-10 at Lambeau Field in Week 2.

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Waivering: Week 13

Player Notes
Matthew Stafford Nov 30 3:20pm ET
Matthew Stafford

Los Angeles Rams head coach Sean McVay said it's "safe to say" that quarterback Matthew Stafford (concussion, neck) won't play in Week 13 against the Seattle Seahawks. Stafford is still in the concussion protocol and won't practice on Wednesday. McVay said Stafford hasn't had any setbacks in the league's protocol, but with the team out of playoff contention, the Rams won't be rushing him back. There's a chance we won't see Stafford the rest of the season, depending on how he progresses from his injuries. If the 34-year-old is officially out for this weekend, it will be either John Wolford or Bryce Perkins starting under center. Perkins made his first NFL start in last week's loss to the Kansas City Chiefs and went 13-for-23 for 100 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions.

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Nick Folk Nov 30 3:20pm ET
Nick Folk

New England Patriots kicker Nick Folk has been one of the most reliable kickers for fantasy football in 2022. The 38-year-old has converted 24-of-28 field goal attempts and is a perfect 23-for-23 in extra-point tries over 11 games. He has made at least four field goals in three of the last four weeks. The veteran will look to keep the momentum going against the Buffalo Bills Thursday night. Thursday's over/under is 43 points, with the Patriots team's implied total being 20. Fantasy managers can use Folk as a streamer, and he remains a solid option against the Bills for Week 13.

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Hunter Henry Nov 30 3:10pm ET
Hunter Henry

New England Patriots tight end Hunter Henry posted a season-best yardage total in the Thanksgiving game loss to the Minnesota Vikings. In last Thursday's defeat, he caught three of five targets for 63 yards and a touchdown. The 27-year-old is coming off his best of the season and will look to build on that performance against the Bills Thursday night. Henry has posted modest totals this season, with 23 catches for 323 yards and two touchdowns over 11 games. The former Charger will have a tough time repeating his Week 12 performance against a Buffalo defense that is second in DVOA against opposing tight ends. Fantasy managers can only use Henry mainly as a streamer in deep-league formats.

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Christian McCaffrey Nov 30 3:00pm ET
Christian McCaffrey

San Francisco 49ers running back Christian McCaffrey (knee) will not practice on Wednesday. Head coach Kyle Shanahan said McCaffrey "just felt something" in Sunday's win over the New Orleans Saints. He added that he's hopeful McCaffrey will be able to play this week against the Miami Dolphins. Given his injury history over the past few years, fantasy players have reason to be concerned with McCaffrey's practice status. However, this could be the 49ers being overly cautious with their superstar running back. If he doesn't practice again tomorrow and Friday, fantasy players should start to worry. With Elijah Mitchell (knee) out the next 6-8 weeks with an MCL sprain, Tyrion Davis-Price and Jordan Mason are the next guys up if McCaffrey can't play this week.

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Jaylen Warren Nov 30 2:50pm ET
Jaylen Warren

Pittsburgh Steelers rookie running back Jaylen Warren (hamstring) told reporters that doctors have cleared him to return and that he expects to play this week. The rookie running back missed Monday night's matchup against the Indianapolis Colts because of a hamstring injury he suffered the week before against the Cincinnati Bengals. However, his return from the injury couldn't have come at a better time for the Steelers. Najee Harris suffered an abdominal injury against the Colts and couldn't play in the second half. While he reportedly didn't suffer a severe injury, Harris' status for Sunday's game against the Atlanta Falcons is still up in the air. If Harris can't play, Warren should get the start against a struggling Atlanta run defense.

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Deebo Samuel Nov 30 2:50pm ET
Deebo Samuel

San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Deebo Samuel (quad) was a limited participant at practice on Wednesday. The superstar has stayed mostly healthy this season, only missing the Week 8 matchup against the Los Angeles Rams. Samuel was dealing with a hamstring injury in practice last week and appeared to aggravate the injury on Sunday against the New Orleans Saints. However, fantasy players shouldn't panic over the receiver's practice status. The fact that he could partake in some part of Wednesday's practice is good news. Unless Samuel earns a did not practice designation tomorrow or Friday, the veteran receiver should be ready to play Sunday against the Miami Dolphins.

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KJ Hamler Nov 30 2:40pm ET
KJ Hamler

Denver Broncos wide receivers Jerry Jeudy (ankle) and KJ Hamler (hamstring) are not practicing on Wednesday. The wide receivers have missed a combined six games this season. Jeudy hasn't played since Week 10, while Hamler has missed the past three games. With both wide receivers out of the lineup, the Broncos have had to lean on Courtland Sutton and a combination of Kendall Hinton, Montrell Washington, Jalen Virgiland Brandon Johnson. The veteran Sutton has averaged 8.7 targets and 10.2 half-point PPR fantasy points per game over the past three weeks. Meanwhile, the rest of the receiving corps has been hit or miss every week. Hopefully, Jeudy and Hamler can return this week, as the Broncos have a favorable fantasy matchup against the Baltimore Ravens.

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Rhamondre Stevenson Nov 30 2:40pm ET
Rhamondre Stevenson

New England Patriots running back Rhamondre Stevenson is set to have a vital role against the Buffalo Bills Thursday. The 24-year-old is expected to be New England's lead back, with backfield teammate Damien Harris (thigh) unlikely to suit up for Thursday Night Football. Stevenson has a tough matchup Thursday against a Bills defense that ranks seventh in rush DVOA this season. He has been productive this season, rushing for 680 yards and four touchdowns while catching 50 passes for 359 yards and a score over 11 games in 2022. The Oklahoma product has caught 15 passes over the last two weeks, and the Bills allow just over four catches a game to running backs. Despite the tough matchup, Stevenson is a mid-range RB2 in most leagues but has more fantasy appeal in PPR formats.

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J.K. Dobbins Nov 30 2:30pm ET
J.K. Dobbins

Baltimore Ravens running back J.K. Dobbins (knee) was officially designated to return from injured reserve on Wednesday. Furthermore, the third-year running back will practice today. Dobbins has missed the past five games after having surgery to remove scar tissue from his knee. The young running back missed the entire 2021 season after suffering a severe knee injury in the preseason. He then missed the first two games this season, recovering from that injury. Hopefully, Dobbins' knee is 100% healthy, and the star running back can finish the year on a positive note. However, fantasy players shouldn't get too excited about his return, as Dobbins will share the backfield with Gus Edwards and potentially Kenyan Drake.

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Dallas Goedert Nov 30 2:20pm ET
Dallas Goedert

Philadelphia Eagles tight end Dallas Goedert (shoulder) said the plan is for him to return after his four-game stint on injured reserve is over. The veteran tight end suffered a shoulder injury against Washington Commanders in Week 10. Philadelphia placed the star tight end on injured reserve, knocking him out for weeks. However, Goedert says the plan as of right now is to return when he is eligible. Therefore, he should be back for the Week 15 matchup against Chicago Bears. Fantasy players with either an open IR or a bench spot should continue to hold onto the veteran tight end. He was the TE5 before getting hurt, averaging 10.2 half-point PPR fantasy points per game.

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Mac Jones Nov 30 2:20pm ET
Mac Jones

New England Patriots quarterback Mac Jones threw for a career-high 382 passing yards with two touchdowns and no interceptions in the Thanksgiving game loss to the Minnesota Vikings. It was his second 300-yard and first multi-touchdown effort this season. The 24-year-old will look to build on last week's performance against the Buffalo Bills. Overall, Jones hasn't been productive this season. He has thrown for 1,768 yards, six touchdowns, and seven interceptions through eight games in 2022. Jones has a tough matchup on Thursday against a Bills defense that ranks fourth in pass DVOA, making him mainly an option in superflex league formats.

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Joe Mixon Nov 30 2:20pm ET
Joe Mixon

Cincinnati Bengals running back Joe Mixon (concussion) will practice today. The superstar running back suffered a concussion in Week 11 against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Unfortunately, he couldn't clear the protocol in time to play last week against the Tennessee Titans, resulting in Samaje Perine getting the start. However, Mixon's return to practice is an excellent sign that he should be ready to play Sunday for the showdown against the Kansas City Chiefs. The superstar is the RB8 for the year, averaging 16 half-point PPR fantasy points per game this season. Assuming he clears the protocol and can play, Mixon is a plug-and-play RB1 this week against Kansas City.

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Logan Ryan Nov 30 1:30pm ET
Logan Ryan

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers designated defensive back Logan Ryan (foot) to return from Injured Reserve on Wednesday, opening his 21-day practice window for the team to officially activate him from IR. There's a chance that Ryan will be able to play on Monday night in Week 13 against the New Orleans Saints, but it will depend on how he looks at practice this week. The 31-year-old has been sidelined since mid-October due to a fractured foot that required surgery, so there's a good chance he's eased back in once he's officially activated. With the Buccaneers still in play to win the NFC South despite a losing record, the Bucs will hope that Ryan can help their secondary down the stretch. Ryan had only nine tackles (five solo), an interception, two passes defensed and a forced fumble in four games before he broke his foot.

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Tim Boyle Nov 30 1:20pm ET
Tim Boyle

The Chicago Bears signed quarterback Tim Boyle off of the Detroit Lions practice squad on Wednesday. Justin Fields (shoulder) and Trevor Siemian (oblique) are both dealing with injuries, so the Bears need some more insurance at the position heading into Week 13 against the division-rival Green Bay Packers. In a worst-case scenario in which neither Fields nor Siemian are available to play this weekend, either Nathan Peterman or Boyle would be thrust into a starting role against Green Bay this Sunday for the Bears. In that case, the Packers defensive unit would be a must-start in fantasy. Boyle played in five games (three starts) for the Lions in 2021 and threw for 526 yards, three touchdowns and six interceptions on 94 pass attempts.

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Jordan Davis Nov 30 1:20pm ET
Jordan Davis

The Philadelphia Eagles opened the 21-day practice window for rookie first-round defensive tackle Jordan Davis (ankle) on Wednesday, and he could come off Injured Reserve to play as soon as Week 13 against the Tennessee Titans this Sunday. Davis suffered a high-ankle sprain in Week 8 against the Pittsburgh Steelers and hasn't played since, but he's now nearing a return and could suit up this weekend if he looks good in practice this week. The 22-year-old will return to a starting role in the trenches once he's ready, a boost to an already strong Eagles defensive line. Before his injury, Davis had 14 tackles (eight solo) and a pass defensed in his first eight NFL games (five starts).

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Zonovan Knight Nov 30 1:17pm ET
Zonovan Knight

New York Jets undrafted rookie running back Zonovan Knight has earned a role in the offense going forward, regardless of whether Michael Carter (ankle) plays in Week 13 against the Minnesota Vikings -- even ahead of James Robinson, who was a healthy scratch in Week 12. Knight was the first player in Jets history to total more than 100 scrimmage yards (69 rushing, 34 receiving) in his NFL debut. "He was juicy as a runner, getting north and south," head coach Robert Saleh said. "He's a one-cut runner, which is kind of the staple of our scheme, and he played fast, he played physical." Knight needs to be picked up off the waiver wire in all fantasy leagues right away, and he could be the team's lead ball-carrier if Carter is out or limited this weekend against Minnesota.

Odell Beckham Jr. Nov 30 1:10pm ET
Odell Beckham Jr.

A league source said that it's "feasible" for the Dallas Cowboys to offer free-agent wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. (knee) a multi-year deal "if the numbers are reasonable." The Cowboys are waiting for Beckham's visit on Dec. 5 to learn his contract desires more specifically, at which point they could make an offer. The 30-year-old wideout is scheduled to visit with the New York Giants later this week before making visits to Dallas and the Buffalo Bills next weekend. OBJ has reportedly received full medical clearance after rehabbing from a torn left ACL he suffered in last year's Super Bowl, so he should be ready to get to work right after he signs with a team. If he signs with the Cowboys, he'd enter a crowded receiving corps that includes CeeDee Lamb, Michael Gallup and Noah Brown, and they're set to get James Washington (foot) back soon as well.

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James Washington Nov 30 12:50pm ET
James Washington

The Dallas Cowboys are expected to open the 21-day practice window for wide receiver James Washington (foot) on Wednesday, according to a source. Washington has been on Injured Reserve after breaking his foot in training camp. The 26-year-old last practiced on Aug. 1, so it's highly unlikely that he'd be officially activated from Injured Reserve to play in Week 13 on Sunday night against the Indianapolis Colts. But it's good news for Dallas' receiving depth to close out the season. Washington was expected to open the year as the No. 2 behind CeeDee Lamb with Michael Gallup recovering from offseason knee surgery, but that never transpired. Once healthy, Washington will be battling for targets with Gallup and Noah Brown. Don't expect much from him once he does make his 2022 season debut.

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Ja'Marr Chase Nov 30 12:50pm ET
Ja'Marr Chase

Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Ja'Marr Chase (hip) said that he's preparing to play in Week 13 against the Kansas City Chiefs. "We'll see how I feel later in the week, but I'm planning to take some reps," Chase said. He's not a lock yet to return this Sunday, but the Bengals have been hoping all along that he could return to face the Chiefs this weekend after injuring his hip in Week 7. We'll keep a close eye on his practice participation this week, and it sounds like he'll at least be limited in Wednesday's session. Barring a setback, fantasy managers should be able to throw him back into their starting lineups in Week 13, albeit as a much riskier WR1 choice. Chase's return will cut into valuable targets for both Tee Higgins and Tyler Boyd in Cincy's passing attack.

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Raheem Mostert Nov 30 12:40pm ET
Raheem Mostert

Miami Dolphins head coach Mike McDaniel said that running back Raheem Mostert (knee) "should be ready to go this week." "I think he could've played (vs. Houston) and if we had adhered to his hopes and desires he might've played last week. It was too risky to what he means to the team," McDaniel said. Fantasy managers will want to keep an eye on Mostert's practice status this week, but barring any setbacks, it sounds like he'll be back on the field this Sunday against the San Francisco 49ers. However, Jeff Wilson Jr. has quickly taken over as the Dolphins' lead back after coming over from San Francisco, which has made Mostert a low-upside, touchdown-dependent RB3/flex in fantasy. Mostert has found the end zone in his last two games played, but he hasn't seen double-digit carries since Week 8.

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