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  • Ravens' Marlon Humphrey: Likely to suit up Sunday

    Humphrey (ankle), who is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Broncos, is expected to play, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

    Baltimore looks like it'll have two key secondary pieces available against Denver, as rookie first-round safety Kyle Hamilton (knee) is also listed as questionable but expected to play after sitting out last week's loss to Jacksonville. Humphrey has suited up in all 11 of the Ravens' games to date, tallying 43 tackles, six pass breakups, three interceptions, two sacks and two fumble recoveries.

  • James Robinson RB | NYJ

    Jets' James Robinson: Part of Week 13 committee

    Jets head coach Robert Saleh said Robinson is expected to be part of a three-man backfield committee Sunday against the Vikings that also includes Zonovan Knight and Ty Johnson, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.

    The Jets made Robinson a surprise healthy inactive ahead of last week's game against the Bears, with Michael Carter, Knight and Johnson serving as the team's backfield options in the 31-10 win. Carter suffered a low-ankle sprain in the second half of that contest and is listed as doubtful for Sunday's game, and with the Jets already proceeding as though Carter will be out, Robinson will re-enter the mix as at least a No. 3 option. Because Knight (17 touches for 103 yards) and Johnson (six for 78) were efficient with their opportunities last week, it's reasonable to expect both to be ahead of Robinson in the pecking order for snaps in Week 13, even though Robinson has more experience as a lead back in the NFL.

  • Ty Johnson RB | NYJ

    Jets' Ty Johnson: Committee role beacons Week 13

    Jets head coach Robert Saleh said Johnson is expected to be part of a three-man backfield committee Sunday against the Vikings that also includes Zonovan Knight and James Robinson, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.

    Robinson was the odd man out as a healthy inactive in last week's win over the Bears, but Saleh suggested that Robinson, Johnson and Knight will all see opportunities Sunday with lead back Michael Carter (ankle) listed as doubtful and not expected to play. After Carter departed last week upon taking two snaps in the second half, Knight finished with a 64 percent snap share after halftime, compared to a 29 percent mark from Johnson. The addition of Robinson to the mix further complicates matters, so it may be tough on Johnson to replicate the strong production he delivered against the Bears during his limited playing time. Johnson carried five times for 62 yards and hauled in one of two targets for a 16-yard gain across his 15 total snaps.

  • Chase Young DE | WAS

    Commanders' Chase Young: Appears likely to sit Week 13

    Young (knee) remains listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Giants, though he's considered a long shot to make his season debut, Jeremy Fowler of ESPN.com reports.

    Fowler's report aligns with one from two hours prior from Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, who relays that Young is "not quite there yet" in his recovery from the surgery he underwent last November to repair the ACL and MCL in his right knee. Young was a limited participant in practices Wednesday through Friday and is set to go through a pregame workout Sunday, but the expectation is that he'll be included on the Commanders' inactive list, which will be released 90 minutes before the 1 p.m. ET kickoff.

  • Aaron Donald DE | LAR

    Rams' Aaron Donald: Hopeful to return in two weeks

    Donald (ankle), who has been ruled out in advance of Sunday's game against the Seahawks, is hopeful to return to the lineup in two weeks, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

    After suffering a mild high-ankle sprain in the Rams' Week 12 loss to the Chiefs, Donald is set to miss his first game for injury-related reasons during his nine-year career (he previously sat out the first two games of the 2017 season due to a contract dispute). According to the report, Donald's injured ankle is currently immobilized, but the arrangement should promote healing and allow the star defensive tackle to make it back before the end of the season. The Rams will face a quick turnaround for Week 14 with a Thursday night game against the Raiders, so expect Donald to remain out for that contest before potentially returning to the lineup Dec. 19 at Green Bay in Week 15.

  • Samaje Perine RB | CIN

    Bengals' Samaje Perine: Appears poised for another start

    Perine is tentatively on track to serve as Cincinnati's lead back for Sunday's game against the Chiefs with Joe Mixon listed as questionable but not expected to clear the NFL's five-step concussion protocol in advance of the 4:25 p.m. ET kickoff, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

    Mixon still has a few more hours to potentially gain clearance from an independent neurologist, but after he was able to practice only on a limited basis this week, the Bengals may not be keen on handing him his typical workload even if he defies the odds and plays Sunday. With that in mind, Perine looks in store for a three-down role for the second game in a row, after he played 80 percent of the snaps on offense in last week's 20-16 win over the Titans. Perine carried a season-high 17 times for 58 yards and a touchdown in the win and hauled in four of his seven targets for 35 yards.

  • Joe Mixon RB | CIN

    Bengals' Joe Mixon: Looks like 'long shot' to play

    Mixon, who is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Chiefs while he remains in the NFL's concussion protocol, is viewed as a "long shot" to play, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

    With Sunday's game not kicking off until 4:25 p.m. ET, Mixon still has a few hours to theoretically clear the five-step protocol, but the Bengals don't seem to be proceeding with the belief that he'll be available. Mixon was able to practice only in a limited fashion this week, so even if he clears the protocol and isn't included on the Bengals' inactive list -- which will be released 90 minutes before kickoff -- he may not fill his usual high-volume role out of the backfield. If that's the case, Samaje Perine will be set up for another turn as a three-down back for Cincinnati after playing 80 percent of the snaps on offense and turning his 21 touches into 93 yards and a touchdown in last week's win over the Titans.

  • 49ers' Trent Williams: Looks set to play

    Williams (back), who is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Dolphins, is expected to play, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

    Williams was a late addition to the 49ers' Week 13 injury report, as he practiced fully Wednesday and Thursday before exiting Friday's session early due to back spasms. Fortunately for the 49ers, the nine-time Pro Bowler looks like he'll be available to start at left tackle Sunday, though confirmation on his status won't officially arrive until the team releases its inactive list 90 minutes prior to the 4:05 p.m. ET kickoff.

  • Deebo Samuel WR | SF

    49ers' Deebo Samuel: Tracking toward playing Sunday

    Samuel (quadriceps), who is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Dolphins, is expected to play, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

    Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reported four hours earlier that Samuel is being treated as a true game-time decision ahead of the 4:05 p.m. ET kickoff, but Schefter's report suggests the star wideout is likely on the probable side of the questionable tag. Regardless, the 49ers still plan to put Samuel through a pregame workout, and if his deep thigh bruise presents no complications, he'll avoid placement on the inactive list, which will be released 90 minutes before kickoff. Schefter nor Rapoport has provided any indication that Samuel will be limited if he plays.

  • Tua Tagovailoa QB | MIA

    Dolphins' Tua Tagovailoa: Down both starting tackles Week 13

    Tagovailoa may have to suit up for Sunday's road matchup against the 49ers without the protection of his two top tackles, with Austin Jackson (ankle) listed as out and Terron Armstead (pectoral) listed as doubtful, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

    The Dolphins will likely start Brandon Shell and Greg Little at left and right tackle, respectively, neither of whom boast the type of reliability desired against a dangerous 49ers' pass rush headlined by Nick Bosa. Last week's matchup against the Texans saw Tagovailoa make an early exit not just because of Miami's convincing 30-0 around halftime, but because the young quarterback was sacked multiple times after Jackson and Armstead both departed with injuries. The Dolphins' coaching staff is adaptable and will doubtless scheme specifically to account for an O-line missing its top players, but Tagovailoa could nonetheless face tremendous difficulty overcoming pressure during Sunday's matchup. It's possible Miami could lean more heavily than usual on Jeff Wilson and Raheem Mostert, both ex-49ers, in the run game.

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