COACHING MOVES - WEEK 12 INJURY UPDATE

As we prepare you for your Week 12 fantasy matchups, there are a ton of injuries to monitor through the weekend. Some news is good, and some not so good, but either way you need to be on top of your players' status as game time approaches on Sunday morning in order to set the best lineup possible. Here are some of this week's key injuries to note. And don't forget to double check injury status on Sunday morning!

COACHES' CRIB NOTES

• Charcandrick West is a risky play in Week 12. He hasn't practiced all week due to a hamstring injury that caused him to leave the game against San Diego early last week. He's officially questionable for Sunday against the Bills but fantasy owners would be wise to find another option to start in place of West.

• Falcons' running back Devonta Freeman has officially been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Vikings as he recovers from a concussion. Tevin Coleman will get a chance to have feature back duties for Atlanta and can be safely started as a high-volume flex play.

• Danny Amendola is officially questionable for Sunday night's game against the Broncos. He injured his knee last Monday night but it's a good sign that he was able to log limited practice sessions on Thursday and Friday. If Amendola is active, he's definitely worth a start as New England's high-volume slot receiver.

• Emmanuel Sanders is on track to play Sunday night against the Patriots and seems to be healing up after struggling with an ankle injury. We have yet to see Sanders play with Brock Osweiler so we'd heed caution here, but there's a good chance he gets plugged into the game plan immediately. He can be started as a WR3 with upside.

• According to a report late on Friday, the St. Louis Rams plan to play Nick Foles at quarterback with Case Keenum still in concussion protocol. Foles isn't a fantasy option but he does raise the value of pass-catchers like Kenny Britt and Tavon Austin. It's a situation worth keeping an eye on as game time approaches Sunday morning.

• Cardinals' wide receiver Michael Floyd seems to be healing up from a hamstring injury that kept him out of last week's game. Its great news for fantasy owners as Floyd was just finding his stride before the injury. His status should be monitored until game time Sunday but if he starts, he's a great fantasy option against the 49ers.

• Chiefs' tight end Travis Kelce popped up on the team's injury report and is officially listed as questionable with groin and ankle injuries. It's concerning since this is the first time Kelce's status has been a concern all week and he apparently was injured in Friday's practice. We'd proceed with caution here especially against a tough Bills defense.

• Just in case you've been completely unplugged from fantasy football news during the holiday, Marshawn Lynch had surgery earlier this week. He'll reportedly miss somewhere around five weeks, making Thomas Rawls the clear-cut No. 1 running back in Seattle. Fantasy owners will just have to temper expectations against a solid Pittsburgh run defense in Week 12.