Week 13 NFL Injury Report With Betting Advice
It’s unlikely the NFL can top what we saw in Thursday night’s game between the Packers and Lions, but it can be assumed the league will certainly try. Luckily the impact of NFL injuries feels to be down going into the new week, as few big names have their statuses up in the air.
That being said, there are still a couple players that are on the fence to play in week 13, or their presence (or lack thereof) could have an impact on their game. Let’s take a look at all of the biggest injuries and see if they will affect your NFL betting this week:
Ben Roethlisberger, QB, Pittsburgh Steelers – Probable
Big Ben may or may have not suffered a concussion last week. That’s still pretty cloudy. Luckily his status isn’t, as he’s a full go and is out of the league’s concussion protocol. He’ll face the Colts at home this week and should keep the Steelers as healthy favorites.
Sam Bradford, QB, Philadelphia Eagles – Probable
Bradford makes his return from head and shoulder injuries, but it’s just his dumb luck that his first game back is against the mighty Patriots on the road. He gives Philly a minute chance to get something going on offense but New England is likely to win this one big, even with him back in the saddle.
Karlos Williams, RB, Buffalo Bills – OUT
Williams is out for week 13 and takes a nice rusher away from Buffalo’s run heavy scheme. That’s more pressure on LeSean McCoy which could be bad news against a very tough Texans defense. Buffalo still has a good shot to win on their home field this week, but a talented body being out never helps.
Chris Johnson and Andre Ellington, RB, Arizona Cardinals – OUT
CJ2k broke his leg and may not play again this year, while Ellington once again has a foot issue that will at a minimum keep him out for this week. David Johnson gets a crack at the starting gig and he’s good enough to make you think Arizona’s offense may not miss a step. They’re the favorite to top a sagging Rams team, regardless.
DeAndre Hopkins, WR, Houston Texans – Probable
Nuk has been limited by a hamstring issue but he’s played with it the past couple weeks and has been fine. He’ll be fine against the Bills in Buffalo this week and as long as he’s himself he gives the Texans a chance to win.
Danny Amendola, WR, New England Patriots – Probable
Amendola is very close to returning from a knee sprain and odds are he makes it back to the field in week three. He was tearing it up before getting hurt and the Pats badly need him with both Julian Edelman and Rob Gronkowski on the shelf. His addition is a welcome one to New England’s passing game.
Allen Hurns, WR, Jacksonville Jaguars – OUT
Hurns has already been ruled out after suffering a scary concussion last week. He’s a big part of what Jacksonville does, so he will be missed in a tough divisional tilt with the Titans. Jax can win without him, but they have no real depth behind him so it could be an issue.
Rob Gronkowski, TE, New England Patriots – OUT
The Gronk is out with a bruised knee and while long-term he’ll be totally fine, he’ll miss week 13 and possibly more time. It’s a big loss any way you look at it, but New England is hopeful to have Scott Chandler, Danny Amendola and Brandon LaFell to work with. It’s not their A team, but it should be enough at home against a bad Eagles defense.
Tyler Eifert, TE, Cincinnati Bengals – Doubtful
Eifert is dealing with a pinched nerve thanks to a stinger from last week and he’s highly unlikely to suit up on Sunday. The Bengals are in a great spot as they gear up for the playoffs, so there’s no reason to rush him back against a bad Browns team. They shouldn’t have much trouble winning without him. Tyler Kroft will likely start in his place.
Austin Seferian-Jenkins, TE, Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Questionable
We’ve been talking about the potential return of ASJ (shoulder) basically all season, but he finally could be back this week. His possible return comes in a huge divisional clash with the Falcons, which pretty much is a playoff game for both sides. Tampa Bay beat ATL last time, so with another talented offensive player added to the mix, they’re decent bets to do so again.
Darrelle Revis, CB, New York Jets – OUT
The biggest defensive injury of the week by far is Revis, who sat out last week and was ruled out early for week 13. His absence opens the door for a big game for Odell Beckham Jr. and could hurt the Jets’ chances of taking down the Giants in the battle of New York.
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