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New England Patriots wide receiver Jakobi Meyers (shoulder), who is listed as questionable for Week 13 due to a shoulder injury, is expected to play on Thursday night against the Buffalo Bills, according to a source. Meyers was limited in practice on the short week and said that he plans to play after injuring his shoulder early in last Thursday night's loss to the Minnesota Vikings. The 26-year-old was able to return to that game to catch three of his four targets for 62 yards. DeVante Parker and Nelson Agholor saw expanded roles in that game and both found the end zone with Meyers hurting. Meyers has been the team's leading receiver in 2022 and has been the most consistent fantasy producer, so you should consider him at least a decent WR3/flex in starting lineups in Week 13.
The New England Patriots added offensive tackle Trent Brown (illness) to the Week 13 injury report and he's now questionable to play on Thursday night against the Buffalo Bills due to an illness. The Patriots will decide Brown's status 90 minutes before kickoff on Thursday night. If he's not feeling well enough to suit up, either Yodny Cajuste or Conor McDermott would start at left tackle on quarterback Mac Jones' blind side against a strong Buffalo pass rush. The Bills will be without star pass-rusher Von Miller (knee), but New England's offensive line could be vulnerable if Brown is unable to play.
New England Patriots wide receiver DeVante Parker (knee) was removed from the injury report ahead of Thursday's game against the Buffalo Bills. He was limited Monday but practiced in full the last two days. The 29-year-old has posted modest totals as New England's top wideout with 21 catches for 420 yards and a touchdown over 10 games in 2022. Parker does have a plus matchup against the Bills, who rank 28th in DVOA against the opposing WR1s. The veteran has eclipsed 75 receiving yards in a game just twice this season and, despite the favorable matchup, is mainly an option in deep-league formats for Week 13.
New England Patriots wide receiver Jakobi Meyers (shoulder) is listed as questionable for Thursday's game against the Buffalo Bills. He was limited during practice throughout the week but reportedly is expected to play Thursday. The 26-year-old initially injured his shoulder in the Thanksgiving loss to the Minnesota Vikings. Meyers is New England's leading wide receiver with 47 catches for 571 yards and three touchdowns over nine games in 2022. Nelson Agholor would see an uptick in targets if Meyers is ruled out on Thursday. Fantasy managers should check back an hour before the 8:15 ET kickoff to ensure Meyers is active before inserting the fourth-year wideout into their starting lineups.
The New England Patriots have officially ruled out running back Damien Harris (thigh) and offensive tackle Isaiah Wynn (foot) for the Thursday night game against the Buffalo Bills in Week 13. Harris injured his thigh in last Thursday's Thanksgiving game against the Minnesota Vikings and was seen on crutches after the contest, so it's not a huge surprise he isn't ready to go a week later. Lead back Rhamondre Stevenson should see the lion's share of the backfield work, making him a must-start in fantasy, even in a difficult matchup. With Harris sidelined, rookies Pierre Strong Jr. and Kevin Harris will split change-of-pace backup work, while J.J. Taylor could also be promoted from the practice squad. It remains to be seen if Harris will be ready to return on Monday, Dec. 12, for the Week 14 game against the Arizona Cardinals.