Fantasy Football: Week 13 Injury Update, Top Waiver-wire Pickups

With Week 13 of the NFL season rapidly approaching, it's time to assess the latest injury updates and scout waiver wires in a bid to find those all-important pickups.

Here is a roundup of the main injuries from Week 12 and their impact on your fantasy football roster.

Wide Receiver

Marvin JonesDetroit Lions

Jones missed the last two games with a knee injury and his season is now over after the Lions placed him on injured reserve.

Waivers pickup: Adam Humphries—Tampa Bay Buccaneers (9.8 fantasy points on average, owned by 32 percent of ESPN Fantasy Football teams)

A.J. GreenCincinnati Bengals

Green has missed the last four games with a toe injury and remains to be seen whether he will return in Week 13.

Waivers pickup: John Ross—Cincinnati Bengals (5.6 fantasy points on average, owned by 18.5 percent of ESPN Fantasy Football teams)

Tre'Quan SmithNew Orleans Saints

Smith sat the Saints' win on Thanksgiving with a foot injury and was "limited" at practice on Monday, as per ProFootballTalk's Josh Asper. He remains doubtful for New Orleans' trip to Dallas on Thursday night.

Waivers pickup: Smith could suit up so it's worth sticking with him.

Quarterback

Andy DaltonCincinnati Bengals

Dalton's season is over after he suffered a right thumb injury in Sunday's loss to the Cleveland Browns and has since been placed on injury reserve by the Bengals.

Waivers pickup: Dak Prescott—Dallas Cowboys (16.4 fantasy points on average, owned by 43.5 percent of ESPN Fantasy Football teams)

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Andy Dalton #14 of the Cincinnati Bengals throws a pass during the second quarter of the game against the Cleveland Browns at Paul Brown Stadium on November 25 in Cincinnati, Ohio. Joe Robbins/Getty Images

Joe FlaccoBaltimore Ravens

Flacco sat out Week 11 with a hip injury and has not yet been cleared to return, as per NFL Network's Mike Garafolo.

Waivers pickup: Lamar Jackson—Baltimore Ravens (4.3 fantasy points on average, owned by 49.1 percent of ESPN Fantasy Football teams)

Mitchell TrubiskyChicago Bears

Trubisky injured his shoulder in Week 11 and did not play on Thanksgiving. He's not guaranteed he will return against the Giants on Sunday, particularly as Chase Daniel deputized well in his absence.

Waivers pickup: Baker Mayfield—Cleveland Browns (12.8 fantasy points on average, owned by 42.9 percent of ESPN Fantasy Football teams.)

Running Back

Melvin GordonLos Angeles Chargers

Gordon is set to miss between two and four weeks with a sprained right knee injury he picked up in the win against the Cardinals on Sunday. The Chargers have listed him as week-to-week and are hopeful he will return before the end of the regular season.

Waivers pickup: Theo Riddick—Detroit Lions (7 fantasy points on average, owned by 37.1 percent of ESPN Fantasy Football teams)

Marlon MackIndianapolis Colts

Mack left the field with concussion against the Dolphins on Sunday and did not return. He has to clear the league's concussion protocol to be available for the trip to Jacksonville in Week 13.

Waivers pickup: Nyheim Hines—Indianapolis Colts (10.4 fantasy points on average, owned by 29.9 percent of ESPN Fantasy Football teams)

Kenyan DrakeMiami Dolphins

Drake looked to aggravate a shoulder injury in the loss to the Colts on Sunday and left the field early in the fourth quarter. He's unlikely to take contact at practice this week but could play in Week 13.

Waivers pickup: Carlos Hyde—Jacksonville Jaguars (7.9 fantasy points on average, owned by 38.8 percent of ESPN Fantasy Football teams)

Tight End

Jeff HeuermanDenver Broncos

Heuerman's season is over after he suffered multiple broken ribs and a bruised lung as the Broncos beat the Steelers on Sunday.

Waivers pickup: C.J. Uzomah—Cincinnati Bengals (6.3 fantasy points on average, owned by 30.1 percent of ESPN Fantasy Football teams)

Vance McDonaldPittsburgh Steelers

McDonald suffered a hip injury against the Broncos on Sunday but was cleared to return to the field. However, Dale Lolley of DKPittsburghSports.com reported he might be limited in practice this week.

Jack DoyleIndianapolis Colts

Doyle will miss the rest of the season after suffering a kidney injury against the Dolphins, which required hospitalization. The 28-year-old has been placed on injured reserve by the Colts.

Evan EngramNew York Giants

The Giants tight end injured his hamstring during the warm-up ahead of the game against the Eagles on Sunday and did not feature. The Giants will monitor him on a week-to-week basis.