Luck was originally able to return to full participation in practice on Friday, and has since been cleared from the league's concussion protocol. As a result, Luck will get the start on Monday with Scott Tolzien serving as his backup. Receiver T.Y. Hilton (back) is also expected to play, so Luck figures to have his usual array of weapons available.
Per the San Francisco Chronicle, Carr has ditched the glove he used in Wednesday's practice, and has been working with his (previously) dislocated pinkie taped. With that in mind, Carr declared earlier this week that the issue won't cause him to have any on-field limitations in Week 13.
There's little doubt that Brady will be a go this week, unlike star TE Rob Gronkowski, who is expected to miss the rest of the season. While losing a player of that caliber is never a good thing, the Patriots still have ample pass-catching weapons on offense, so Brady figures to continue to remain a productive fantasy asset down the stretch, so long as he stays healthy.
Rodgers was limited throughout practice this week after tweaking his hamstring during Monday's win over the Eagles. Although coach Mike McCarthy previously stated his expectation that Rodgers will play come Sunday, his status will need to be confirmed over the weekend. The Packers still have another on-field workout scheduled for Saturday, so it's possible that further news regarding his availability could surface then.
It's widely expected that Luck will be cleared to play in Monday's game, especially with the Colts releasing third-string quarterback Stephen Morris. It sounds like Luck may officially be cleared in the next day or so.
Lynch will draw the team's start at QB on Sunday, with Trevor Siemian having been ruled out because of a sprained left foot. The rookie is thus a lineup option in deeper formats, but overall, the first-rounder remains a speculative Week 13 fantasy play in just his second NFL start. The 2-9 Jaguars have allowed an average of 204.3 passing yards per game to date.
Siemian, who did not practice this week, will be replaced in the team's starting lineup by rookie Paxton Lynch, with Austin Davis set to serve as the team's No. 2 QB on Sunday. Siemian, who has been sporting a walking boot this week, will thus look to recover in time to potentially return to action for the Broncos' Week 14 road game against the Titans.
Bradford returned to play the second half, so Hill should remain on the bench next week against Jacksonville.
As a result, rookie Paxton Lynch is in line to start at QB for the Broncos in Week 13, with Austin Davis set to serve as his backup Sunday. More on Siemian's official status for the contest, upon the release of the Broncos' final injury report of the week later Friday.
While the final stat line looks serviceable in both a real-world and fantasy football sense, it was notably helped by a two-minute drill that Bradford and the Vikings successfully ran to get within two points of the Cowboys with 25 seconds remaining. However, Bradford badly missed high on the subsequent two-point conversion attempt, and what looked like a missed call by the refs of a hit to his helmet as he let go of the ball sealed Minnesota's fate on the night. Despite his numbers being helped by the aforementioned final drive, the veteran quarterback's 5.49 YPA was actually his second-lowest figure in that category this season, and the Vikings will clearly need more from him down the stretch to keep their playoff hopes alive. He'll try to rebound in a Week 14 road tilt against the Jaguars.