Rob Gronkowski was forced from Week 12 against the Broncos with a right knee injury.
Gronkowski was carted off after taking a low hit from Broncos S Darian Stewart. He was immediately ruled out for the game, suggesting it's a serious injury. NBC's Michele Tafoya reported Gronkowski could be dealing with an MCL issue. Gronk had a team-high 6/88/1 line before going down.
Bleacher Report's Jason Cole reports Ben Roethlisberger is expected to be cleared of a concussion.
Roethlisberger self-reported his symptoms and was placed in the concussion protocol, but it is unclear if he actually suffered a concussion. Ben's symptoms reportedly "subsided quickly," and it is possible he could be cleared through the concussion protocol quickly. At this point, Roethlisberger should be expected to play next week against the Colts.
ESPN's Jeremy Fowler reports Ben Roethlisberger's concussion symptoms "subsided quickly" and "he feels better."
Roethlisberger self-reported the symptoms to the team in the fourth quarter and was placed in the concussion protocol. Concussion recoveries are tricky to predict, but it sounds like Roethlisberger has a good chance to be ready for next week against the Colts. Landry Jones will start if Roethlisberger cannot play.
Patriots ILB Dont'a Hightower was forced from Week 12 with a knee injury.
Hightower is listed as questionable to return, but was on the sidelines for the start of the second half. Darius Fleming is Hightower's backup.
Broncos SS T.J. Ward left Week 12 against the Patriots with an ankle injury.
He's out for the game. David Bruton replaced Ward.
Fred Jackson rushed once for four yards and caught both of his targets for seven yards in the Seahawks' Week 12 win over the Steelers.
He’s seen just nine touches during Marshawn Lynch’s two-game absence. With Thomas Rawls playing well, there’s no reason for the Seahawks to up Jackson’s workload. He’s not a fantasy option.
Jermaine Kearse snagged four of five targets for 47 yards and two touchdowns in the Seahawks' Week 12 win over the Steelers.
Sunday marked the first multi-touchdown game of his career. Kearse’s second touchdown was particularly impressive. He made a nice double move to elude Ross Cockrell and Mike Mitchell for a nine-year score. Kearse’s contributions have been pretty sporadic this year but he should have a more consistent role with Jimmy Graham sidelined. He’ll face the Vikings in Week 13.
Tyler Lockett secured all three of his targets for 38 yards in the Seahawks' Week 12 win over the Steelers.
Lockett wasn’t asked to do much with Doug Baldwin and Jermaine Kearse both having career games. The Seahawks will continue to use him as a deep threat and special teams ace. It’s possible he’ll see a bigger role in the passing game now that Jimmy Graham (torn patellar tendon) is out for the year.