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Jerry Jeudy ruled out for Week 12 vs. Panthers after not practicing all week

We break down the news that Jerry Jeudy has an ankle injury. What it means for Week 12 and beyond.

Jerry Jeudy #10 of the Denver Broncos celebrates with teammates after scoring a touchdown against Jacksonville Jaguars during second quarter in the NFL match between Denver Broncos and Jacksonville Jaguars at Wembley Stadium on October 30, 2022 in London, England. Photo by Dan Mullan/Getty Images

Friday update: Jeudy has been ruled out for Week 12 after not practicing all week.

Wednesday PM Update: Jeudy is not practicing to start the week. This was expected since he is considered day-to-day with his ankle injury. Jeudy wasn’t able to play last week, and the Denver offense struggled to move the ball against the Las Vegas Raiders, who aren’t known for their defense. They need Jeudy back against a tough Panthers defense, so look for more updates throughout the week on his practice participation.

The Denver Broncos are looking to overhaul their offense this week. They had a bad first half of the season and need a spark to make a run in the second. They waived running back Melvin Gordon, and Chase Edmonds is supposed to be sidelined for a few games with an injury. They will likely need to pass the ball more and are hopeful of getting Jerry Jeudy back from an ankle injury that caused him to miss last week’s game. Starting the week, he is considered day-to-day by head coach Nathaniel Hackett.

Fantasy football implications for Week 12

Jeudy returning should breathe some life into the passing attack. Quarterback Russell Wilson has struggled this season but has found most of his success when targeting Jeudy. Jeudy’s presence alone would help open the offense and should help free up teammate Courtland Sutton as well. If Jeudy is active, then you should play him against the Carolina Panthers' defense.

If Jeudy is inactive, we could see a similar target share to last week. Sutton saw seven targets, while tight end Greg Dulcich saw five, and Kendall Hinton had three. Sutton and Dulcich are worth starts if Jeudy is absent, but I would still leave Hinton on the bench unless you are in the deepest of leagues.