COACHING MOVES - WEEK 14 INJURY UPDATE

As we prepare you for your Week 14 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

• Tyler Eifert Is on track to return after he missed Week 13 with a neck injury. The Bengals could use him against the high-scoring Steelers and fantasy owners will welcome the tight end's return as he leads the league with 12 receiving touchdowns this season. Start him if you own him.

• Ryan Mathews has missed three games with a concussion and groin injury and the Eagles run game has struggled to produce without him. But he's slated to return this week against the Bills and could be a sneaky play with DeMarco Murray's usage trending downward. Mathews is a solid flex play for fantasy owners in need.

• Allen Hurns sat out Week 14 with a concussion but has been cleared to play this week against the Colts. Hurns has been a WR2 when healthy this season and, despite various ailments in recent weeks, he should hold the same value in a favorable matchup. Make room for him in your lineup if you had to bench him last week.

• C.J. Anderson hasn't practiced at all this week and is listed as questionable with an ankle injury for the Broncos game against Oakland. With Ronnie Hillman expected to play, Denver could play it safe with Anderson and leave him on the sideline. Even if he does suit up, we don't like his chances of being effective with a sore ankle.

• Amari Cooper showed up on the Raiders injury report with a foot ailment earlier this week, but he's officially listed as probable and should be fine for Sunday's game. Unfortunately for fantasy owners, Cooper's matchup against the Broncos is not a favorable one. But he should be out there if you need him.

• Brandin Cooks had a scare this week when he reportedly suffered a concussion during practice. But according to a report on Friday, Cooks has already passed the leagues concussion protocol and should be good to go for Sunday's game at Tampa Bay. The Saints and fantasy owners will need him this week so it's good to hear that he's healthy.

• Rob Gronkowski practiced in a limited fashion on Thursday but is still a longshot to play against the Texans after sitting for just one week with his knee injury. His status is worth monitoring through the weekend though, as Gronk is one of those guys you play as long as he's active.

• Mark Ingram is done for the rest of the season. The Saints placed him on IR this week with a shoulder injury so severe that it required surgery to repair. Add him to the list of top fantasy running backs who have been lost to season-ending injuries this year. C.J. Spiller and Tim Hightower will split the workload going forward, but until we see how this committee shapes up, both players remain risky fantasy starts.