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Is Chase Young playing this week? Fantasy outlook, injury and return status for the Commanders defensive end in Week 13 

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Chase Young of the Washington Commanders looks on before a game

Chase Young's participation in Sunday's game against the New York Giants is still in doubt. Young's availability is once again uncertain as he was limited during the Washington Commanders' practices in the run-up to the match.

Since he sustained ACL and MCL injuries to his right knee a year ago, the former first-round draft pick is yet to make his 2022–23 season debut. Young will probably be allowed to settle into the back-line mix if he is fit in time to play in Week 13, but James Smith-Williams' snap rate will probably fall as a consequence.

The final quarter of the 2022 season is quickly approaching, and the Washington Commanders are close to making the playoffs. They meet the New York Giants this weekend in a crucial game against a team that is also competing for a postseason spot. Chase Young will likely be the Commanders' trump card.

Young, who has been recuperating from an ACL injury since the 10th round of games last season, wasn't expected to return until recently, but he still hasn't yet featured.

He was scheduled to make his season debut last week, but due to a knee issue and an unexpected illness, he had to withdraw. Young's future is still up in the air, though there is a higher possibility that he will play this weekend, as per Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network.

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Chase Young's stats and fantasy prediction

In the 24 games he has played in his NFL career, Chase Young has 9.0 sacks and six forced fumbles. The Washington Commanders will need him to bolster their already formidable defense as they look to end the season on a high.

The Commanders would benefit significantly from having Young returning in time to play the Giants, who are now 7-5 in the NFC East, on the road.

Young would rejoin a Washington unit that is ranked second in the NFL in pressure rate and 12th in sack rate.

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Before being declared ineligible last week, Young was also on the questionable list. He appears to be a game-time call for the divisional game on Sunday.

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