Myles Gaskin (knee) has been out for three games and is able to return to the field for the Dolphins if he’s healthy enough to do so; Chris Carson (foot) has missed the past four games for the Seahawks but finally appears ready to play again; and D’Andre Swift (concussion) is facing a tough task of returning from injury on a short week. These three RBs will have a big impact on our Week 12 fantasy RB rankings, and fantasy football owners will want to know if they are healthy, as they’ll factor into some key start ’em, sit ’em decisions for Week 12.
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Is Myles Gaskin playing this week?
Gaskin (knee) is officially eligible to return from IR as of Week 12 having spent the three requisite weeks on the injury list. At this point, that’s about all we know about Gaskin’s potential return. There has been radio silence about his condition coming out of Miami, but the team should have an update on him at some point in the coming days.
If Gaskin returns, he’ll get a chance to be a potential RB2 in a nice matchup against the Jets. He may split carries with Salvon Ahmed, who has looked impressive in Gaskin’s absence, but given that the Jets have allowed the 12th-most fantasy points per game to RBs this season (19.7), Gaskin can be trusted if he returns to action.
Is Chris Carson playing this week?
It seemed that Carson (foot) was close to playing for the Seahawks in Week 11, but ultimately, the team decided to hold him out one more game as a result of the short week. After the contest, Seahawks coach Pete Carroll confirmed that Carson would play in Week 12, according to Michael-Shawn Dugar of The Athletic, so Carson’s owners can expect him to be available against the Eagles.
Carson will be an instant RB2 with an RB1 ceiling given that he gets a lot of volume in the Seahawks offense. His matchup against a strong Eagles run defense won’t be easy, but as long as he’s on the field, he can be trusted and started regardless of the matchup.
Is D’Andre Swift playing this week?
Swift (concussion) was a surprise addition to the Lions injury report last Thursday with a concussion that caused him to miss the Lions’ loss to the Panthers in Week 11. Ahead of a Week 12 Thanksgiving Day game, Swift is still in concussion protocol, per Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press, and he was listed as a non-participant on the Lions’ estimated practice report on Monday. That indicates that it will probably take him another week to return from this injury.
If Swift can’t return to action, Adrian Peterson and Kerryon Johnson will get a chance to take advantage of a favorable matchup against a Texans run defense that has allowed more rushing yards to RBs this season than any other team (1,458). Both are listed as flex plays in our Week 12 RB rankings since they will likely split carries.