Fowler was able to return to practice Friday after dealing with a knee problem, but still will not play Sunday. The 25-year-old recorded his second touchdown of the season in Week 12's loss to the Chiefs on a 76 yard reception. The team was originally optimistic he would be able to go, but Cody Latimer and Jordan Norwood should be in line for more snaps in his absence.
Cooper boasts similar attributes to Austin, who didn't practice all week, so he embodies a like-for-like replacement if Austin is deemed inactive Sunday. However, with just three catches for 19 yards during his rookie season so far, Cooper's production is nowhere near that of Austin, potentially making the Rams offense even more toothless in Week 13.
Richardson didn't practice at all this week due to a hamstring problem, so he'll make way for Tanner McEvoy to serve as the Seahawks' fourth wideout behind Doug Baldwin, Jermaine Kearse and Tyler Lockett come Sunday night.
Crabtree headed into Week 12's action against the Panthers carrying a questionable tag, but suited up last Sunday and saw 65 of 74 snaps on offense for the Raiders. In the process, he led the team in receiving, with eight catches (on 13 targets) for 110 yards. Despite his injury designation, there's nothing to suggest that Crabtree is in danger of Sunday's game and we expect him to remain a key cog in the team's Week 13 passing attack.
Jones was limited throughout practice this week, and was noticeably not 100 percent during Friday's session, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports. That being said, Jones previously played with foot and hamstring ailments and has yet to miss a game this season. The first-year Lion will no doubt aim to keep that streak going by playing Sunday, but it obviously remains to be seen whether he'll be able to do so. As a result, fantasy owners will need to check his status in advance of Sunday's 1:00 ET kickoff in New Orleans.
This will mark the fourth straight missed game for Heyward-Bey, which sets the stage for the Steelers' Week 13 wideout corps to be led by Antonio Brown and Eli Rogers, with Cobi Hamilton and Sammie Coates also in the mix.
Conley was limited at practice Thursday, but returned to a full session Friday. He should be fine for Sunday's game, but Conley could see his workload impacted by the potential return to action of starting (when healthy) wideout Jeremy Maclin.
Maclin was able to practice in a limited fashion all week, which suggests that he should be a go this weekend, though in such a scenario it remains to be seen if he'd be up for a full workload in his first full game since Week 8.
Austin didn't practice at all this week, so it's not expected that he'll be able to suit up Sunday. That situation would leave rookie quarterback Jared Goff without one of his top weapons versus the Patriots, and would figure to open more opportunities for Brian Quick and Pharoh Cooper to get involved offensively.
It isn't clear what sort of illness Smith is dealing with, but he isn't expected to miss Monday night's matchup with the Colts. His participation in the Jets' final practice of the week Saturday will hopefully clarify his Week 13 game status.