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Geno Smith listed as questionable ahead of Week 12 vs. 49ers on Thanksgiving

Geno Smith is dealing with a bruised elbow tendon going into Week 12 vs. the 49ers. We break down the news for fantasy football and betting.

Geno Smith #7 of the Seattle Seahawks looks on in the game against the Los Angeles Rams during the first half at SoFi Stadium on November 19, 2023 in Inglewood, California. Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images

Seattle Seahawks QB Geno Smith suffered an elbow injury on Sunday in their loss to the Rams. Smith was able to return to the game late after Drew Lock threw an interception on the next-to-last possession. Smith got them close enough for a 55-yard field goal try to win, but Jason Myers' kick was wide right and the Rams pulled off the upset.

Geno Smith injury updates

Wednesday update: We will get Smith’s practice status later this afternoon, but Seattle has listed him as questionable for Thursday’s game.

Tuesday update: Smith returned to limited practice Tuesday, which is a good sign for his availability for Thanksgiving night against the San Francisco 49ers.

Monday update: Smith was hit on his tendon and suffered a bruise, but head coach Pete Carroll, when asked if Smith would play on Thursday, replied, “I would think so,” per Bob Condotta.

Fantasy football analysis

Drew Lock is more of a gunslinger type of QB who can raise the upside of his receivers, but Smith is the better QB who can help sustain drives and get within scoring distance more often. As long as Smith plays, you can still feel okay with starting Tyler Lockett and DK