Fantasy Football Week 13: Running Back Injury Report

By Bill Pivetz
Knowshon Moreno
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If I could sum up this fantasy football season in one word, it would be “injuries.” Franchise quarterbacks have missed multiple weeks, superstar running backs and wide receivers are out for the year, and tight end injuries have depleted an already thin position. Luckily, there is good news heading into the 13th Sunday of the NFL season.

Knowshon Moreno: After a career-best game in Week 12, Moreno was seen walking out in a walking boot and on crutches. He was limited in practice throughout the week, but was able to be a full participant on Friday. Even with the full practice, there’s no telling how big or little of an impact he will have on the game.  Montee Ball and C.J. Anderson could see the field to give Moreno some rest. If you have him like I do, start him. There haven’t been many better running backs this season.

Zac Stacy: Stacy suffered a concussion in Week 12 and did not participate in Wednesday’s practice. He was limited on Thursday and upgraded to full participation on Friday. He cleared the NFL’s concussion protocol and will start in Week 13. However, the matchup isn’t the most ideal. The San Francisco 49ers are one of the leagues’ best all-around defense. Despite that, it will be tough to bench Stacy as he’s been on a tear recently with 410 rushing yards and four touchdowns in his last four games. I’d start Stacy as well.

Andre Ellington: Ellington was able to practice on Wednesday, but was limited on Thursday due to a knee concern. Things got worse as he didn’t practice at all on Friday and is listed as questionable. Ellington has said he feels optimistic about playing on Sunday, but it will come down to a game-time decision. The Arizona Cardinals play at 1 p.m., giving owners enough time to change their lineups if Ellington is ruled out. I would bench him if possible.

Marshawn Lynch: The Seattle Seahawks did not practice on Thursday, but reports state that Lynch would have been limited if they did. Lynch was practicing fully on Friday, making his Week 13 status probable. With recent news of Percy Harvin’s hip, the Seahawks could change their game plan to a ground-and-pound approach. In five home games this season, Lynch has scored eight times. Guess where the Seahawks play on Monday night? That’s right, in Seattle.

Bill Pivetz is a fantasy football writer for Rant Sports. Follow him on Twitter @Mr_Piv1127.

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