The season moves along, the games get more important. Here’s your Week 12 status check.
• The Patriots are scrambling for receivers, with Mohamed Sanu (ankle) and Phillip Dorsett (concussion) expected to sit against Dallas. Rookies N’Keal Harry and Jacob Meyers make sense for those needing a Hail Mary. Tom Brady (elbow) was listed on the injury report — along with a cast of thousands — but he’s fully expected to start. Same for Julian Edelman (shoulder).
• Although the Niners are banged up, they are optimistic about having George Kittle (ankle), Emmanuel Sanders (ribs) and Deebo Samuel (shoulder) in the Sunday nighter against Green Bay. Matt Breida (ankle) isn’t expected to play, and Robbie Gould is too risky to gamble on.
• The Cowboys didn’t list Amari Cooper (knee) on the final injury report, so use him as usual, even against New England’s nasty secondary.
• Tyler Lockett (shin) is off the injury report, encouraging news after his scary moments at the end of Week 10.
• Although Phillip Lindsay has a sore foot and wrist, he’s not on the final injury report. He’ll get a healthy share of work at Buffalo.
• JuJu Smith-Schuster (concussion) won’t dress at Cincinnati, but Diontae Johnson (concussion) has been cleared. James Washington might be the receiver to pick here. James Conner (shoulder) is week-to-week, but Benny Snell is around to support Jaylen Samuels.
• The Washington backfield has become crowded, with Chris Thompson (toe) likely to return. Derrius Guice ripped off a splashy touchdown last week. Adrian Peterson had a limited practice Friday after two missed days; he’s dealing with a toe injury.
• It’s hard to trust the flow of Tennessee targets, but if you need Corey Davis (hip), he’ll be out there. The Titans removed him from the final injury report. Delanie Walker (ankle) is listed as doubtful.
• Mitch Trubisky (hip) is cleared to start against the Giants, if you dare.