Fantasy Football News & Views
Bengals | A.J. Green unlikely to play (Sat Oct 25, 11:56 AM) [jump to this story]
Patriots | Shane Vereen questionable (Fri Oct 24, 05:11 PM) [jump to this story]
Ravens | Owen Daniels won't play in Week 8 (Fri Oct 24, 01:16 PM) [jump to this story]
Colts | Reggie Wayne won't play (Fri Oct 24, 01:00 PM) [jump to this story]
Titans | Zach Mettenberger named starter (Thu Oct 23, 02:43 PM) [jump to this story]
Packers | Davante Adams finding his role Sat Oct 25, 11:11 PM
Green Bay Packers WR Davante Adams has two touchdowns in his last three games, and he has been targeted 13 times during the span.Link to story
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Bills | Sammy Watkins thriving with Kyle Orton Sat Oct 25, 10:48 PM
Buffalo Bills WR Sammy Watkins is averaging 78.7 receiving yards per game in three games since QB Kyle Orton became the starter compared to 49.3 yards per game in the team's first four games.Link to story
Sammy Watkins player page
Texans | Andre Johnson to become more involved? Sat Oct 25, 09:08 PM
Houston Texans QB Ryan Fitzpatrick said he believes he can improve the performance of the team's offense by making sure WR Andre Johnson receives more touches.Link to story
Andre Johnson player page
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Redskins | Week 8 injury report Sat Oct 25, 06:33 PM
Washington Redskins DE Chris Baker (thigh), OT Tyler Polumbus (knee), LB Perry Riley (knee) and OT Trent Williams (knee) practiced Saturday, Oct. 25, and are probable for Week 8. FS Ryan Clark (ankle, shoulder) and CB Tracy Porter (hamstring) were limited in practice and are questionable for the game.Link to story
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Redskins | Alfred Morris probable Sat Oct 25, 06:32 PM
Washington Redskins RB Alfred Morris (ankle) practiced Saturday, Oct. 25, and is probable for Week 8 Monday, Oct. 27.
|Footballguys view: Morris has played well below expectations this season and is flirting with an RB2/RB3 ratios for this weekend.|
Alfred Morris player page
Saints | One cut, one promoted Sat Oct 25, 06:19 PM
The New Orleans Saints released TE Tom Crabtree Saturday, Oct. 25. RB Edwin Baker was promoted to the 53-man roster in his place.
|Footballguys view: Baker is added to the active roster because both Khiry Robinson and Pierre Thomas are banged up.|
Tom Crabtree player page
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Chiefs | Jerel Worthy re-signed Sat Oct 25, 06:06 PM
The Kansas City Chiefs re-signed DE Jerel Worthy to the practice squad Saturday, Oct. 25.Link to story
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Saints | Tom Crabtree released Sat Oct 25, 06:04 PM
The New Orleans Saints released TE Tom Crabtree Saturday, Oct. 25.
|Footballguys view: Crabtree wasn't a fantasy factor so this has no real fantasy implications this week. We know you like to know everything though so here you go.|
Tom Crabtree player page
Raiders | Two shelved, two activated Sat Oct 25, 05:02 PM
Oakland Raiders LB LaMarr Woodley (biceps) and FS Usama Young (knee) were placed on Reserve/Injured Saturday, Oct. 25. CB D.J. Hayden (foot) was activated from the Physically Unable to Perform list, and DE Denico Autry was activated to the 53-man roster.Link to story
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Seahawks | Derrick Coleman to IR Sat Oct 25, 04:27 PM
Seattle Seahawks FB Derrick Coleman (foot) was placed on Reserve/Injured Saturday, Oct. 25. The team signed WR Phil Bates to the 53-man roster.Link to story
Derrick Coleman player page
Dolphins | Dion Jordan activated Sat Oct 25, 04:26 PM
Miami Dolphins DE Dion Jordan was activated to the 53-man roster Saturday, Oct. 25, after serving his suspension. WR Damian Williams was waived to make room for him.
|Footballguys view: Jordan will be able to boost the Dolphins pass rush. We expect the team to mix him in slowly as he gets back into football shape.|
Damian Williams player page
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Cowboys | Week 8 injury report Sat Oct 25, 04:23 PM
Dallas Cowboys LB Bruce Carter (thigh), FS Jakar Hamilton (personal), OT Jermey Parnell (chest) and DE Anthony Spencer (knee, foot) practiced Saturday, Oct. 25, and are probable for Week 8. It was Spencer's first 'Friday' practice of the season. OT Doug Free (foot) and DE Jack Crawford (calf) were out of practice had have been ruled out for Week 8.Link to story
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Jack Crawford player page
Cowboys | Tony Romo probable for MNF Sat Oct 25, 04:22 PM
Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo (ribs) practiced Saturday, Oct. 25, and is probable for Week 8 Monday, Oct. 27.
|Footballguys view: We knew this would be the likely case, and Romo still looks like a Top 10 QB1 this week against a Washington defense which can be scored on.|
Tony Romo player page
Cowboys | Dez Bryant probable for Week 8 Sat Oct 25, 04:16 PM
Dallas Cowboys WR Dez Bryant (shoulder) practiced Saturday, Oct. 25, and is probable for Week 8 Monday, Oct. 27.
|Footballguys view: Bryant will play and likely shine under the bright lights of Monday Night Football. Expect a 100 plus yards and likely a touchdown this week so get him into your WR1 spot.|
Dez Bryant player page
Cowboys | Doug Free to return Week 9? Sat Oct 25, 03:50 PM
Dallas Cowboys OG Doug Free (foot) could return next week against the Arizona Cardinals. Head coach Jason Garrett said he hopes Free will be able to practice net week.Link to story
Ravens | Make two roster moves Sat Oct 25, 02:56 PM
The Baltimore Ravens waived TE Ryan Taylor and promoted TE Phillip Supernaw from their practice squad to the active roster Saturday, Oct. 25.Link to story
Ryan Taylor player page
Redskins | Robert Griffin questionable Sat Oct 25, 02:45 PM
Washington Redskins Robert Griffin III (ankle) is listed as questionable for Week 8.
|Footballguys view: There's a good chance that Washington stays another week with Colt McCoy to get RG3 totally healthy. We'd avoid the Washington situation until Griffin is back....and even then, we want to see what he looks like upon his return before starting him in fantasy.|
Robert Griffin III player page
Patriots | Chandler Jones out for the year? Sat Oct 25, 02:09 PM
New England Patriots DE Chandler Jones (hip) could be done for the season with a hip injury he suffered in Week 7. Jones will reportedly miss at least six weeks.
|Footballguys view: This is not the news Patriots fans wanted to read. Jones was a big part of the team's pass rush, and missing him will have a negative impact on the entire defense.|
Chandler Jones player page
49ers | Make several roster moves Sat Oct 25, 01:15 PM
The San Francisco 49ers placed CB Chris Cook (hamstring) and C Daniel Kilgore (leg) on Reserve/Injured and signed S Ray Ventrone to a one-year deal Saturday, Oct. 25.Link to story
Chris Cook player page
Browns | Make two roster moves Sat Oct 25, 01:02 PM
The Cleveland Browns activated OL Nick McDonald and waived TE Gerell Robinson Saturday, Oct. 25.Link to story
Gerell Robinson player page
Buccaneers | Gerald McCoy receives new deal Sat Oct 25, 12:55 PM
Tampa Bay Buccaneers DT Gerald McCoy has agreed to terms with the team on a seven-year contract extension worth close to $100 million.
|Footballguys view: McCoy is a dominant player when healthy. He struggled with injuries when he first came out of Oklahoma as the number three overall pick in the 2010 NFL draft. Over the last two years, McCoy has become one of the best interior defensive linemen in the league. He's a hard worker, and McCoy is well worth the hefty contract the Bucs rewarded him with.|
Gerald McCoy player page
Dolphins | Jason Trusnik could start Sat Oct 25, 12:34 PM
Miami Dolphins LB Jason Trusnik could start at middle linebacker in Week 8 if LB Koa Misi (ankle) is not able to play.Link to story
Jason Trusnik player page
Bills | Marcus Easley to work out before Week 8 Sat Oct 25, 12:33 PM
Buffalo Bills WR Marcus Easley (knee) will work out before the team's Week 8 game to see if he will be able to play, according to head coach Doug Marrone. Easley is listed as questionable because of a knee injury.
|Footballguys view: Easley was once an interesting prospect in super deep dynasty leagues. Now, there's not much to see in any format because Easley struggles to stay healthy...and he's never played up to his potential.|
Marcus Easley player page
Jaguars | Peyton Thompson added to roster Sat Oct 25, 12:15 PM
The Jacksonville Jaguars signed practice squad CB Peyton Thompson to their active roster Saturday, Oct. 25. Terms of the contract were not disclosed. The team also waived WR Tavarres King.Link to story
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Cardinals | Calais Campbell a game-time decision Sat Oct 25, 12:14 PM
Arizona Cardinals DE Calais Campbell (knee) likely will be a game-time decision for Week 8, according to head coach Bruce Arians.
|Footballguys view: The Cardinals defense could use a playmaker like Campbell back in the lineup. Campbell said his knee felt good during practice and hopes to play.|
Calais Campbell player page
Bengals | A.J. Green unlikely to play Sat Oct 25, 11:56 AM
Cincinnati Bengals WR A.J. Green (toe) is not expected to play in Week 8, because he has ligament damage under his toe.
|Footballguys view: Most of us expected this....and we think it's a good thing to make sure Green is as close to 100 percent as possible before his return. The team wants to be careful with him since the injury has lingered. That makes Mohammed Sanu a WR2 this week against the Ravens.|
A.J. Green player page
Titans | Shonn Greene arrested Sat Oct 25, 11:39 AM
Tennessee Titans RB Shonn Greene was arrested Friday, Oct. 24, and charged with a handicap parking violation, driving on a revoked/suspended license, reckless driving and resisting stop/halt/frisk.
|Footballguys view: Maybe Greene didn't want to get frisky? On a serious note, the league could take action here but it could take months for the legal process to run its course.|
Shonn Greene player page
Cowboys | Demarcus Lawrence has target date Sat Oct 25, 11:35 AM
Dallas Cowboys DE Demarcus Lawrence (foot) hopes to be able to play in the team's Week 9 game, according to head coach Jason Garrett.
|Footballguys view: The Cowboys were depending on Lawrence to play a big role this season but have been humming along anyway. Adding the rookie in will only solidify things.|
Demarcus Lawrence player page
Cowboys | Doug Free making progress Sat Oct 25, 11:33 AM
Dallas Cowboys OT Doug Free (foot) is making progress in his rehab from a foot injury and hopes to be able to practice next week.
|Footballguys view: The Cowboys offensive line has been playing at an unreal level so far and adding Free back into the mix will only help.|
Cowboys | Anthony Spencer to practice Sat Oct 25, 11:30 AM
Dallas Cowboys DE Anthony Spencer (knee) will participate in practice Saturday, Oct. 25.
|Footballguys view: The Cowboys are getting healthy and that's dangerous. They've been doing a lot with smoke and mirrors this year. Spencer has never reached his full potential but is a solid contributor.|
Anthony Spencer player page
Steelers | Ryan Shazier should play Sat Oct 25, 11:26 AM
Pittsburgh Steelers LB Ryan Shazier (knee) should be able to play in Week 8, but it is not known if he will start at inside linebacker. Shazier and LB Sean Spence shared reps with the starting defense during practice Friday, Oct. 24.
|Footballguys view: The Steelers could use the extra help and Shazier will have a chance to impact the game right away.|
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Chargers | Jahleel Addae has concussion Sat Oct 25, 08:39 AM
San Diego Chargers SS Jahleel Addae (concussion) suffered a concussion in the team's Week 8 game.Link to story
Broncos | Tony Carter drawing interest Sat Oct 25, 05:11 AM
Denver Broncos CB Tony Carter has drawn interest on the trade market prior to the Oct. 28 deadline. CBs Aqib Talib and Bradley Roby have taken away some playing time from Carter, leaving him as an odd man out.Link to story
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Cardinals | Solomon Patton signed to practice squad Sat Oct 25, 05:08 AM
The Arizona Cardinals signed WR Solomon Patton to their practice squad on Friday, Oct. 24.
|Footballguys view: Patton is lightning quick and can work well as a return man. He's a slot receiver, but may not have much of a role on offense if he's ever activated from the PS.|
Patriots | Alan Branch signing still on hold Sat Oct 25, 04:55 AM
Free-agent DL Alan Branch (Bills) was spotted in the New England Patriots' locker room but still has not signed his contract with the team. An additional report by Mike Reiss of ESPN Boston suggests the team may wait an additional week to sign Branch.Link to story
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Giants | More playing time for Devon Kennard? Sat Oct 25, 12:37 AM
New York Giants LB Devon Kennard might see more playing time with LB Jon Beason (toe) injured and possibly sidelined a while.Link to story
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Giants | Defensive line changes coming Sat Oct 25, 12:37 AM
New York Giants DT Cullen Jenkins (calf) is expected to miss at least a few weeks, so DEs Robert Ayers and Mathias Kiwanuka could be asked to play interior positions more frequently in pass-rush situations. DT Jay Bromley is likely to be elevated to the active roster in Jenkins' absence, and there is a chance DT Damontre Moore could get more looks on the outside if Ayers and/or Kiwanuka are moved inside.Link to story
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Eagles | Jason Kelce unlikely to play Sat Oct 25, 12:36 AM
Philadelphia Eagles C Jason Kelce (hernia) is listed as questionable for the Week 8 game against the Arizona Cardinals, but he is unlikely to play. He had sports hernia after his injury Sept. 21, and said then he was hoping to return by the Week 10 game against the Carolina Panthers.Link to story
Eagles | Chris Polk could see bigger role Sat Oct 25, 12:34 AM
Philadelphia Eagles RB Chris Polk (hamstring) could see a bigger role in the offense in Week 8 against the Arizona Cardinals if RB Darren Sproles (knee) is unable to play. Sproles is questionable for the game, while Polk is listed as probable.
|Footballguys view: Polk was arguably the best receiving back in his draft class when he came out of college in 2012. We love his natural skill set, but he's had trouble staying healthy as a pro. Offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur said Friday, Oct. 24, that the team would use Polk in the same ways they've used Sproles this season.|
Chris Polk player page
Eagles | Jeremy Maclin might return punts Sat Oct 25, 12:32 AM
Philadelphia Eagles WR Jeremy Maclin might be called upon to return punts in Week 8 against the Arizona Cardinals if RB Darren Sproles (knee) is unable to play.Link to story
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Eagles | Platoon ready at LB if needed Sat Oct 25, 12:31 AM
Philadelphia Eagles LB Mychal Kendricks (calf) might be able to return for the Week 8 game against the Arizona Cardinals. If not, LBs Emmanuel Acho and Casey Matthews would replace him, a platoon that has gotten more effective over the past few games.Link to story
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Cowboys | DeMarco Murray credits workout partner Sat Oct 25, 12:29 AM
Dallas Cowboys RB DeMarco Murray worked out with TE Jason Witten before the team's official offseason program, and he credits the veteran tight end with his increased stamina and durability. 'It helped a lot, obviously with the stamina aspect just building a good armor for your body so you can take some hits and take the pounding of a long season,' Murray said Friday, Oct. 24. 'He's done it for a long time and he's someone who has had a lot of success in this league and he knows what to do to take care of your body in season and out of season, so it helped extremely a lot and I have to thank him and we're still working together.'
|Footballguys view: Murray has never played a full 16-game schedule in his pro career. He already has more carries this season than he did as a rookie or a second-year player with the Cowboys. In fact, he's only 30 carries shy of the 217 carries he had in 2013....in 14 games. Fantasy owners concerned about Murray missing time (again) should add Joseph Randle in free agency ASAP.|
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Lions | Joique Bell likely to carry load Fri Oct 24, 10:10 PM
Detroit Lions RB Joique Bell is likely to see a lion's share of the carries in Week 8 against the Atlanta Falcons.Link to story
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Lions | Another big game for Golden Tate? Fri Oct 24, 10:09 PM
Detroit Lions WR Golden Tate will be facing the league's 29th ranked pass defense in Week 8 against the Atlanta Falcons.Link to story
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Lions | Reggie Bush unlikely to play in London Fri Oct 24, 09:58 PM
Updating a previous report, Detroit Lions RB Reggie Bush (ankle) is expected to be inactive for the Week 9 game against the Atlanta Falcons in London, according to a source Friday, Oct. 24.Link to story
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Lions | Calvin Johnson unlikely for Week 9 Fri Oct 24, 09:47 PM
Updating a previous report, Detroit Lions WR Calvin Johnson (ankle) is unlikely to play in Week 9 against the Atlanta Falcons in London, according to a source.
|Footballguys view: The team has a bye in Week 10, and head coach Jim Caldwell is reportedly looking at the big picture.|
Calvin Johnson player page
Chargers | Ryan Mathews back in Week 9? Fri Oct 24, 09:44 PM
San Diego Chargers RB Ryan Mathews (knee) missed his sixth consecutive game in Week 8 Thursday, Oct. 23, against the Denver Broncos, but he could return to practice as early as Monday, Oct. 27. However, Mathews is nearing a return and unlikely to miss more than one additional game, if that. Mathews worked out before the game Thursday, and his right knee was stable and he appeared conditioned.
|Footballguys view: This situation should be monitored by fantasy owners. When Mathews returns, the team might choose to ease him in the lineup. He should return as the starter, but Branden Oliver has done enough to carve out a Danny Woodhead-like role upon Mathews' return.|
Ryan Mathews player page
Chargers | Donald Brown might practice soon Fri Oct 24, 09:42 PM
San Diego Chargers RB Donald Brown (concussion) missed his third straight game in Week 8 Thursday, Oct. 23, against the Denver Broncos, but he might be able to return to practice Monday, Oct. 27.
|Footballguys view: Even if/when Brown returns, we feel that Branden Oliver has done enough to carve out a role....and likely a larger role than Brown is going to get.|
Donald Brown player page
Bengals | Tyler Eifert not ready to practice Fri Oct 24, 06:44 PM
Cincinnati Bengals TE Tyler Eifert (elbow) was eligible to practice this week but is not ready to return at this time. Eifert is currently on the Active/Reserve/Injured list.
|Footballguys view: Eifert would be a terrific addition to a team without their top two wide receivers right now. When he is ready to play, Eifert could get a very large opportunity in the Bengals' passing game.|
Tyler Eifert player page
Jaguars | Dealing with injuries at cornerback Fri Oct 24, 06:35 PM
The Jacksonville Jaguars are extremely thin at cornerback heading into the team's Week 8 game, with CBs Alan Ball (biceps) out, and Dwayne Gratz (hip flexor) questionable. There is still a chance Gratz could play, and will test the injury Sunday morning. 'That's the plan as of right now," Gratz said. "See how it goes tomorrow and then on game day we'll work it out and then go from there."Link to story
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