NFL PLAYER NEWS
Mitchell Trubisky trending toward another start for Bears
Chicago Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky is trending toward starting again Week 13 versus the Detroit Lions, per head coach Matt Nagy.
"I don't see why not," Nagy replied when asked if Trubisky will start against the Lions. Trubisky completed 26-of-46 passes for 242 yards with 3 touchdowns and 2 interceptions in the Bears' Sunday night, Week 12 loss to the Green Bay Packers while filling in for Nick Foles (hip/glute). He also lost a fumble that was returned for a touchdown and most of Trubisky's production came in the fourth quarter against a prevent defense after the game had already been decided. Foles will presumably reclaim the starting job whenever he's cleared to play, but the Bears could also turn to Tyler Bray.
Trubisky scored 20.8 FanDuel points in Week 12 and is averaging 18.2 FanDuel points over his four starts. He's actually adding more Passing Net Expected Points per dropback than Foles, but that's more of an indictment against Foles than praise for Trubisky. The Lions are allowing the seventh-most FanDuel points per game to the quarterback position this season, so Trubisky will have an advantageous matchup if he does make another start.
Raiders' Josh Jacobs reportedly dealing with ankle sprain
Las Vegas Raiders running back Josh Jacobs suffered an ankle sprain during Sunday's Week 12 loss to the Atlanta Falcons, reports Ian Rapoport of NFL Network.
Jacobs suffered the injury on a lost fumble late in the third quarter. He had just 7 carries for 27 yards and 3 catches (3 targets) for 17 yards before leaving. Jacobs is undergoing tests but he seems to have a shot of suiting up for Week 13 against the New York Jets. Devontae Booker would potentially have a three-down role in the plus matchup if Jacobs isn't available.
Jacobs is averaging 14.5 FanDuel points per game this season, 11th-most among running backs. He's averaging the sixth-fewest yards per carry out of the 31 backs with at least 100 carries this season, but his volume (third-most touches in the NFL) makes up for the inefficiency. The Jets are allowing the 12th-most FanDuel points per game to the running back position this season.
Cleveland's Myles Garrett (COVID-19) expected to return in Week 13
According to head coach Kevin Stefanski, the Cleveland Browns expect defensive lineman Myles Garrett (COVID-19) to be activated off the COVID-19 reserve list for Week 13's contest against the Tennessee Titans.
Garrett is expected to return after missing two games with a positive COVID-19 test. Expect the Browns' star defensive end to play a key role in potentially stopping a red-hot Derrick Henry in Week 13.
On 492 defensive snaps this season, Garrett currently ranks as Pro Football Focus' fifth ranked edge defender after producing 19 stops, 40 pressures, 4 forced fumbles, and 10 sacks.
Philadelphia's Zach Ertz (ankle) will not play in Monday night's contest against Seattle
According to Mike Garafolo, Philadelphia Eagles tight end Zach Ertz (ankle) will not be activated off the injured reserve for Week 12's game against the Seattle Seahawks.
Ertz will not available for Monday night's matchup against the Seahawks after the Eagles decided to keep their tight end on injured reserve. Expect Dallas Goedert to start against a Seahawks' defense allowing 7.9 FanDuel points per game to tight ends.
Goedert's current Week 12 projection includes 4.5 receptions for 47.1 yards on 7.0 targets.
Hunter Renfrow leads Raiders in ugly loss
Las Vegas Raiders wide receiver Hunter Renfrow caught 7 passes on 9 targets for 73 yards in a 43-6, Week 12 loss to the Atlanta Falcons.
Renfrow led the Raiders in targets, receptions, and yards in the offense's worst game of the season. The yards set a season-high and he drew more targets than in the previous three games combined. Renfrow only has one other game with more than 60 yards this season, but he could potentially make it a third in Week 13 against a porous New York Jets secondary.
Renfrow scored 10.8 FanDuel points in Week 12. He owns the second-largest target share (14.8 percent) on the Raiders behind Darren Waller this season. The Jets are allowing the fifth-most FanDuel points per game to the wide receiver position.
Rapoport: Giants 'bracing for' Daniel Jones (hamstring) to miss time, will have MRI on Monday
New York Giants quarterback Daniel Jones (hamstring) will undergo an MRI on Monday to determine the severity of his injury.
According to Ian Raporport, the Giants are expecting Jones to miss some time after suffering a hamstring injury against the Cincinnati Bengals. Expect Colt McCoy to start in Week 13's contest against the Seattle Seahawks if Jones is ruled out.
According to numberFire's models in his season debut in Week 11, McCoy struggled against the Bengals, accounting for -4.04 Net Expected Points on ten pass attempts.