Fantasy Football News & Views
NFL | Ray Rice wins appeal (Fri Nov 28, 02:49 PM) [jump to this story]
Vikings | Jerick McKinnon to miss Week 13 (Fri Nov 28, 02:08 PM) [jump to this story]
Broncos | Julius Thomas not practicing (Fri Nov 28, 02:07 PM) [jump to this story]
Cardinals | Larry Fitzgerald unlikely for Week 13 (Fri Nov 28, 09:53 AM) [jump to this story]
Redskins | Robert Griffin III likely done with team (Thu Nov 27, 09:46 AM) [jump to this story]
Eagles | Mark Sanchez thriving on play action (Wed Nov 26, 02:14 PM) [jump to this story]
Jets | Geno Smith to start in Week 13 (Wed Nov 26, 12:13 PM) [jump to this story]
Redskins | Colt McCoy officially starting (Wed Nov 26, 09:33 AM) [jump to this story]
Dolphins | Lamar Miller participates fully Fri Nov 28, 04:53 PM
Miami Dolphins RB Lamar Miller (knee) practiced fully Friday, Nov. 28.
|Footballguys view: Miller is getting healthier, but he is also facing a stiff Jets run defense, albeit without Mo Wilkerson, and he has also been spelled at the goal line and elsewhere on the field. Consider him a solid flex play this week, but with a limited ceiling.|
Lamar Miller player page
Jets | Jace Amaro sits again Fri Nov 28, 04:43 PM
New York Jets TE Jace Amaro (concussion) did not participate in practice Friday, Nov. 28.
|Footballguys view: Amaro is not looking good for Monday, so Jeff Cumberland is available as a desperation TE play or a hedge for anyone waiting around for Julius Thomas.|
Jace Amaro player page
Raiders | Latavius Murray won't play Fri Nov 28, 04:40 PM
Oakland Raiders RB Latavius Murray (concussion) will not play in Week 13 after failing the final test of the concussion protocol Friday, Nov. 28.
|Footballguys view: Murray had a few extra days to recover since he played last Thursday, but it was not to be this week. Marcel Reece, Darren McFadden, and Maurice Jones-Drew will get work with the new sensation out. Only Reece would be attractive and that is only if he is announced as the starter.|
Latavius Murray player page
Steelers | Friday injury report Fri Nov 28, 04:39 PM
Pittsburgh Steelers CB Cortez Allen (thumb) and DT Steve McLendon (shoulder) have been ruled out for Week 13. OT Marcus Gilbert (ankle) and LB Ryan Shazier (ankle) are listed as questionable, while DT Brett Keisel (non-injury), S Troy Polamalu (non-injury), CB Ike Taylor (forearm) and SS Shamarko Thomas (hamstring) are listed as probable. Gilbert and McLendon did not participate in practice Friday, Nov. 28. Allen was limited during practice, while the other players fully participated in practice.
|Footballguys view: Polamalu and Taylor will help a struggling secondary, and Shazier could be an infusion of speed to the middle of the defense that will have to deal with Jimmy Graham on Sunday.|
Brett Keisel player page
Troy Polamalu player page
Ike Taylor player page
Steve McLendon player page
Cortez Allen player page
Shamarko Thomas player page
Ryan Shazier player page
Steelers | Heath Miller listed as probable Fri Nov 28, 04:31 PM
Pittsburgh Steelers TE Heath Miller (non-injury) fully participated in practice Friday, Nov. 28, and is listed as probable for Week 13.Link to story
Heath Miller player page
Steelers | Martavis Bryant expected to play Fri Nov 28, 04:30 PM
Pittsburgh Steelers WR Martavis Bryant (illness) fully participated in practice Friday, Nov. 28, and is listed as probable for Week 13.
|Footballguys view: Bryant is a boom/bust WR3/Flex in a matchup that should be good and provide a high-scoring game script, but the last time we saw, he was giving way to Markus Wheaton in the second half against the Titans after missing out on two touchdown opportunities in the first half.|
Martavis Bryant player page
Titans | Friday practice report Fri Nov 28, 04:30 PM
Tennessee Titans DE Kamerion Wimbley (hamstring) has been ruled out for Week 13. S Michael Griffin (shoulder), CB Marqueston Huff and OTs Taylor Lewan (ankle) and Michael Oher (toe) are questionable. RBs Dexter McCluster (concussion) and Leon Washington (hamstring) and CB Blidi Wreh-Wilson (back) are probable.
|Footballguys view: McCluster recovering from his concussion takes away any PPR upside Bishop Sankey had for the matchup at Houston.|
Leon Washington player page
Kamerion Wimbley player page
Michael Griffin player page
Dexter McCluster player page
Texans | Friday practice report Fri Nov 28, 04:27 PM
Houston Texans LB Jadeveon Clowney (knee) and CB Kareem Jackson (knee) have been ruled out for Week 13 after not practicing Friday, Nov. 28. LB Akeem Dent (neck) is questionable. LB Brian Cushing (knee), CB Johnathan Joseph (knee), DT Ryan Pickett (back) and S D.J. Swearinger (ankle), LB Max Bullough (hamstring), OT Tyson Clabo (foot), S Kendrick Lewis (knee), LB Mike Mohamed (hip), CB Darryl Morris (thigh) and LB Jeff Tarpinian (knee) are probable.
|Footballguys view: Clowney is clearly the most disappointing player in the 2014 first-round because he has barely been on the field. His durability woes are ominous for the Texans after selecting Clowney to be a long-term cornerstone next to JJ Watt.|
Ryan Pickett player page
Johnathan Joseph player page
Brian Cushing player page
Kareem Jackson player page
Kendrick Lewis player page
Mike Mohamed player page
Akeem Dent player page
Jeff Tarpinian player page
D.J. Swearinger player page
Jadeveon Clowney player page
Texans | Andre Johnson a full participant Fri Nov 28, 04:22 PM
Houston Texans WR Andre Johnson (non-injury related) is probable for Week 13 after fully participating in practice Friday, Nov. 28.
|Footballguys view: Johnson had seven catches for 55 yards the first time around against the Titans with Ryan Fitzpatrick at QB. Despite a potential hall of fame resume, Johnson's time as a sure thing in fantasy is behind him.|
Andre Johnson player page
Texans | Arian Foster probable Fri Nov 28, 04:20 PM
Houston Texans RB Arian Foster (groin) is probable for Week 13 after being limited in practice Friday, Nov. 28.
|Footballguys view: This is the last confirmation that Foster's owners need that he is a full go for Sunday in his best matchup this year. The Titans have folded against the run lately, which is music to Foster's owners ears.|
Arian Foster player page
Jaguars | Friday injury report Fri Nov 28, 04:10 PM
Jacksonville Jaguars LB Jeremiah George (ankle) and LB LaRoy Reynolds (neck) are listed as questionable for Week 13, while DE Andre Branch (groin), DE Chris Clemons (knee), FS Josh Evans (elbow) and CB Demetrius McCray (ankle) are listed as probable. Branch and Clemons fully participated in practice Friday, Nov. 28, while the other players were limited during practice.Link to story
Chris Clemons player page
Andre Branch player page
Laroy Reynolds player page
Dolphins | Charles Clay doesn't practice Fri Nov 28, 04:08 PM
Miami Dolphins TE Charles Clay (knee, hamstring) did not practice Friday, Nov. 28, and could miss Monday night's game versus the New York Jets.
|Footballguys view: The Jets have given up 12 touchdowns to tight ends this year, but Dion Sims, not Clay is likely to be the player poised to take advantage of that. Sims is a poor man's Dwayne Allen, but that could be good enough against the woeful Jets secondary.|
Charles Clay player page
Jaguars | Cecil Shorts listed as probable Fri Nov 28, 04:07 PM
Jacksonville Jaguars WR Cecil Shorts (illness) fully participated in practice Friday, Nov. 28, and is listed as probable for Week 13.
|Footballguys view: You're still crazy if you count on Shorts or any other part of the Jaguars passing game in Week 13.|
Cecil Shorts player page
Jaguars | Blake Bortles probable Fri Nov 28, 03:59 PM
Jacksonville Jaguars QB Blake Bortles (wrist) fully participated in practice Friday, Nov. 28, and is listed as probable for Week 13.Link to story
Blake Bortles player page
Giants | Friday injury report Fri Nov 28, 03:52 PM
New York Giants DT Cullen Jenkins (calf), OT Adam Snyder (knee) and LB Jacquian Williams (concussion, shoulder) have been ruled out for Week 13. DE Mathias Kiwanuka (knee) and OT Justin Pugh (quadriceps) are listed as questionable, while LB Jameel McClain (knee), CB Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie (back, hamstring), FS Antrel Rolle (non-injury) and OG Geoff Schwartz (toe) are listed as probable. Jenkins, Snyder and Williams did not participate in practice Friday, Nov. 28. Kiwanuka, Pugh and Schwartz were limited during practice, while McClain, Rodgers-Cromartie and Rolle fully participated in practice.
|Footballguys view: Pugh's return would be a boon for an offensive line that is facing a resurgent Jaguars pass rush that gave Andrew Luck a lot of trouble last week. Consider it a small upgrade for Eli Manning if he is active.|
Cullen Jenkins player page
Antrel Rolle player page
Mathias Kiwanuka player page
Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie player page
Jameel McClain player page
Jacquian Williams player page
Giants | Odell Beckham should play Fri Nov 28, 03:44 PM
New York Giants WR Odell Beckham Jr. (back) fully participated in practice Friday, Nov. 28, and is listed as probable for Week 13.Link to story
Ravens | Friday injury report Fri Nov 28, 03:42 PM
Baltimore Ravens WR Michael Campanaro (thigh) was limited during practice Friday, Nov. 28, and is listed as questionable for Week 13. LB Pernell McPhee (shoulder), OG Jah Reid (hand) and LB Terrell Suggs (foot) fully participated in practice and are listed as probable.Link to story
Terrell Suggs player page
Pernell McPhee player page
Chargers | Friday injury report Fri Nov 28, 03:37 PM
San Diego Chargers DT Ryan Carrethers (elbow) has been ruled out for Week 13. LB Andrew Gachkar (knee) is listed as doubtful. OG Ryan Miller (groin) and DT Tenny Palepoi (non-injury) are listed as questionable, while SS Jahleel Addae (concussion) is listed as probable. Addae fully participated in practice Friday, Nov. 28. Miller was limited during practice, while the other players did not participate in practice.Link to story
Andrew Gachkar player page
Chargers | Eddie Royal expected to play Fri Nov 28, 03:33 PM
San Diego Chargers WR Eddie Royal (toe) fully participated in practice Friday, Nov. 28, and is listed as probable for Week 13.Link to story
Eddie Royal player page
Chargers | Ryan Mathews probable Fri Nov 28, 03:27 PM
San Diego Chargers RB Ryan Mathews (shoulder) fully participated in practice Friday, Nov. 28, and is listed as probable for Week 13.
|Footballguys view: Mathews is a still a terrible fantasy play this week against the Ravens run defense that hasn't allowed more than 70 yards to any back this year.|
Ryan Mathews player page
Cardinals | Larry Fitzgerald a game-time decision Fri Nov 28, 03:25 PM
Arizona Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald (knee) was limited during practice Friday, Nov. 28, and will be a game-time decision for Week 13, according to head coach Bruce Arians. Arians said Fitzgerald will not be limited if he is active for the game.Link to story
Larry Fitzgerald player page
Colts | Friday injury report Fri Nov 28, 03:11 PM
Indianapolis Colts OT Xavier Nixon (foot), LB Andy Studebaker (hamstring) and OG Hugh Thornton (knee) have been ruled out for Week 13. CB Darius Butler (knee) and FS Colt Anderson (knee) are listed as questionable, while OT Gosder Cherilus (shoulder), CB Vontae Davis (foot), CB Josh Gordy (back), DE Cory Redding (knee) and CB Greg Toler (concussion) are listed as probable. Nixon, Studebaker, Thornton and Butler did not participate in practice Friday, Nov. 28, while the other players fully participated in practice. LB D'Qwell Jackson (rest) also fully participated in practice and is no longer on the injury report.Link to story
Cory Redding player page
DQwell Jackson player page
Andy Studebaker player page
Vontae Davis player page
John Riggins player page
Gregory Toler player page
Colt Anderson player page
Josh Gordy player page
Colts | Reggie Wayne fully practices Fri Nov 28, 03:04 PM
Indianapolis Colts WR Reggie Wayne fully participated in practice Friday, Nov. 28, and is no longer on the injury report. Wayne missed practice earlier in the week, because he received a day off.
|Footballguys view: There's no other way to put it, Wayne looked old last week. We'll see if he can perform better this week against Washington. We like Wayne as a low-end WR2/flex play in Week 13.|
Reggie Wayne player page
Jets | Geno Smith expected to keep job Fri Nov 28, 02:58 PM
New York Jets QB Geno Smith is expected to be the starting quarterback for the remaining games this season, according to head coach Rex Ryan.
|Footballguys view: Smith may keep his job longer than Ryan. The situation with the Jets is just a mess right now. Smith may keep his job for the rest of the season, but we expect the Jets to draft a QB next year with a premium pick.|
Geno Smith player page
Redskins | Jordan Reed listed as questionable Fri Nov 28, 02:52 PM
Washington Redskins TE Jordan Reed (hamstring) took part in a full practice Friday, Nov. 28, but is questionable for Week 13 against the Indianapolis Colts.
|Footballguys view: It looks like Reed is going to be able to play this week. That makes Niles Paul less of a fantasy play in Week 13. We're avoiding both this week.|
Jordan Reed player page
Colts | Dwayne Allen ruled out Fri Nov 28, 02:50 PM
Indianapolis Colts TE Dwayne Allen (ankle) missed practice all week and is officially out in Week 13 against the Washington Redskins.
|Footballguys view: With Allen down that makes Coby Fleener the Colts top tight end in Week 13. Fantasy owners should consider Fleener a low-end TE1.|
Dwayne Allen player page
NFL | Ray Rice wins appeal Fri Nov 28, 02:49 PM
Free-agent RB Ray Rice (Ravens) has won the appeal of his indefinite suspension and is eligible to play immediately, according to a source.
|Footballguys view: Rice is now eligible to sign with another team. Once signed, Rice can be back in uniform and playing on the field immediately.|
Ray Rice player page
Packers | Limited status for Davante Adams Fri Nov 28, 02:47 PM
Green Bay Packers WR Davante Adams (heel) is listed as probable for Week 13 against the New England Patriots.
|Footballguys view: We love the dynasty upside of Adams. However, redraft fantasy owners should only consider the rookie a desperation 'what the heck' flex in deeper leagues.|
Davante Adams player page
Jets | Muhammad Wilkerson not expected to play Fri Nov 28, 02:46 PM
New York Jets DE Muhammad Wilkerson (toe) is not expected to play in Week 13 against the Miami Dolphins, but the good news is that he won't require surgery.Link to story
Muhammad Wilkerson player page
Browns | Jordan Cameron questionable Fri Nov 28, 02:43 PM
Cleveland Browns TE Jordan Cameron (concussion) is listed as questionable for Week 13 against the Buffalo Bills.
|Footballguys view: Cameron should be back this week, but fantasy owners should hold off rushing him back into their starting lineup. We haven't seen Cameron on the field since the Browns Week 8 game against the Raiders. Let's wait and see what he looks like before getting overly excited about his return.|
Jordan Cameron player page
Falcons | Friday injury report Fri Nov 28, 02:42 PM
Atlanta Falcons CB Robert Alford (wrist) has been ruled out for Week 13. DT Paul Soliai (non-injury) is listed as questionable, while WR Harry Douglas (foot), OT Jonathan Scott (hamstring) and SS William Moore (shoulder) are listed as probable. Alford and Soliai did not participate in practice Friday, Nov. 28, while the other three players fully participated in practice.Link to story
Paul Soliai player page
Harry Douglas player page
William Moore player page
49ers | Mike Iupati injured Week 13 Fri Nov 28, 02:34 PM
San Francisco 49ers OG Mike Iupati (shoulder) suffered a shoulder stinger in Week 13 but was able to return.Link to story
Texans | Jadeveon Clowney to sit out in Week 13 Fri Nov 28, 02:29 PM
Houston Texans LB Jadeveon Clowney (knee) will sit out in Week 13 against the Tennessee Titans, according to head coach Bill O'Brien.
|Footballguys view: Clowney had been clear that he wasn't feeling quite right as he continues to deal with this knee injury. O'Brien was non-committal when asked if Clowney would be shut down for the rest of the year, though. After a disappointing rookie season, Texans fans will just have to wait until 2015 to see the Clowney that once dominated college football.|
Jadeveon Clowney player page
49ers | Anquan Boldin briefly left Week 13 Fri Nov 28, 02:28 PM
San Francisco 49ers WR Anquan Boldin (neck) suffered a neck injury in the fourth quarter of the team's Week 13 game but was able to return.
|Footballguys view: Boldin and the whole 49ers offense were duds against the Seahawks, but there is hope for better numbers against the Raiders in Week 14. Unfortunately, the Seahawks loom again in Week 15.|
Anquan Boldin player page
Falcons | Julio Jones to draw Patrick Peterson? Fri Nov 28, 02:27 PM
Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones and Arizona Cardinals CB Patrick Peterson battled during their days in college, and Peterson is looking forward to shadowing Jones in Week 13. Jones had three catches (seven targets) and just 33 yards the only time the two matched up in the NFL, back in 2012. "Me feeling I'm the best corner in the league, I want the team's No. 1 receiver, period," Peterson said. "That's where you get the opportunity to gain the respect from your peers and be recognized as one of the best and one of the greats after you are done with the game. That's the kind of pressure I like to have for myself and as a team.'
|Footballguys view: Jones has been struggling to put up his elite numbers because Matt Ryan hasn't had time to throw downfield. That is unlikely to change against the Cardinals. Jones is impossible to bench, but he probably won't be the fantasy trump card he was drafted to be - at least not this week.|
Julio Jones player page
Patrick Peterson player page
49ers | Michael Crabtree also injured knee Fri Nov 28, 02:27 PM
Updating a previous report, San Francisco 49ers WR Michael Crabtree (knee, ribs) injured his knee in addition to his ribs during the team's Week 13 game. Crabtree was able to return to the game after suffering the injuries.
|Footballguys view: Crabtree at least has some injuries to excuse his underperforming this time. He has been one of the biggest fantasy disappointments this year, heading into free agency. The Raiders are a better matchup next week, but Crabtree has had a very limited and unexciting scoring range|
Michael Crabtree player page
Falcons | William Moore activated Fri Nov 28, 02:14 PM
The Atlanta Falcons activated SS William Moore (shoulder) from the Active/Reserve/Injured list Friday, Nov. 28. The team also waived OT Cameron Bradfield.
|Footballguys view: Kemal Ishmael has been an IDP stud while Moore has been out, and he might get some snaps as Moore gets back up to speed. It's not known yet exactly how extensive Moore's use will be this week against Arizona.|
William Moore player page
Vikings | Jerick McKinnon to miss Week 13 Fri Nov 28, 02:08 PM
Minnesota Vikings RB Jerick McKinnon (back) said he has been ruled out for Week 13.
|Footballguys view: Ben Tate and Matt Asiata will likely get most of the work, with Joe Banyard maybe getting some touches after he backed up McKinnon last week because Asiata was out and Tate had just joined the team. The Vikings running game has been uninspiring, and they are facing the tough Panthers front seven, so this situation is one to avoid.|
Broncos | Julius Thomas not practicing Fri Nov 28, 02:07 PM
Denver Broncos TE Julius Thomas (ankle) is in attendance for practice Friday, Nov. 28, but is not participating in drills.
|Footballguys view: Thomas will likely be classified as a game-time decision, but there are no signs that he will play from his practice non-participation this week. Jacob Tamme filled in for him last week, but was a worthless play with only one catch. Tight end is rough, so even a shaky Thomas is probably a low TE1, but his status is completely up in the air.|
Julius Thomas player page
49ers | Ray McDonald injures finger Fri Nov 28, 01:43 PM
San Francisco 49ers DT Ray McDonald (finger) injured his finger in the team's Week 13 game Thursday, Nov. 27.Link to story
Ray McDonald player page
Lions | Up-tempo offense helps Detroit Fri Nov 28, 01:31 PM
Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford and the offense operated at quicker pace in their Week 13 win over the Chicago Bears Thursday, Nov. 27, and they were able 474 yards of total offense. Stafford went 34-for-45 for 390 yards and two touchdowns, and he appeared much more comfortable in the offense. His 75.6 completion percentage was the fourth best of his career. Stafford was also at his best against the blitz, completing a career-high 14 passes for a career-high 200 yards.Link to story
Matthew Stafford player page
Texans | HC expects Arian Foster to play Fri Nov 28, 01:28 PM
Updating a previous report, Houston Texans RB Arian Foster (groin) is expected to play in Week 13 against the Tennessee Titans, according to head coach Bill O'Brien.
|Footballguys view: Fantasy owners should start Foster as you normally would (RB1) in Week 13. O'Brien has been pleased with the way Foster has looked in practice this week, and that means fantasy owners will likely be pleased with Foster's production on Sunday.|
Arian Foster player page
Panthers | Friday practice report for Week 13 Fri Nov 28, 01:25 PM
Carolina Panthers CB Bene Benwikere (ankle), WR Philly Brown (illness), OG Andrew Norwell (thigh) and FB Mike Tolbert (knee) all fully practiced and are probable for Week 13. DE Charles Johnson (illness) did not practice and is questionable. DT Star Lotulelei (ankle) and OG Amini Silatolu (knee) both did not practice and are doubtful.Link to story
Charles Johnson player page
Mike Tolbert player page
Star Lotulelei player page
Bears | Chris Conte has eye injury Fri Nov 28, 01:24 PM
Updating a previous report, Chicago Bears FS Chris Conte (eye) left the team's Week 13 game with an eye injury. Conte was unable to return.Link to story
Chris Conte player page
Bills | Friday practice report for Week 13 Fri Nov 28, 01:12 PM
Buffalo Bills TE Chris Gragg (knee), S Bacarri Rambo (hamstring) and DE Jarius Wynn (knee) all did not practice Friday, Nov. 28, and have been ruled out for Week 13. PK Dan Carpenter (groin) was limited in practice and is probable.Link to story
Dan Carpenter player page
Jarius Wynn player page
Chris Gragg player page
Bills | Robert Woods probable Fri Nov 28, 01:11 PM
Buffalo Bills WR Robert Woods (ankle) was limited in practice Friday, Nov. 28, and is probable for Week 13.
|Footballguys view: The probable designation is interesting because he's limited on Friday. That status is a good sign that Woods will play in Week 13. Against the Browns on Sunday, we like Woods as a WR5 in PPR leagues.|
Robert Woods player page
Patriots | Release two from practice squad Fri Nov 28, 12:30 PM
The New England Patriots released LS Charley Hughlett and TE Xavier Grimble from the team's practice squad Friday, Nov. 28.Link to story
Falcons | Roddy White questionable Fri Nov 28, 12:29 PM
Atlanta Falcons WR Roddy White (ankle) did not participate in practice Friday, Nov. 28, and is listed as questionable for Week 13.
|Footballguys view: He's more on the doubtful side of questionable. Not participating on Friday is usually a sign that a guy is not going to play on Sunday. Fantasy owners need to have other options available because it looks like White is not going to go. He's a game-time decision in Week 13.|
Roddy White player page
Bills | Dan Carpenter expected to play Fri Nov 28, 10:31 AM
Buffalo Bills PK Dan Carpenter (groin) is expected to play in Week 13. 'Yeah, absolutely,' said head coach Doug Marrone. 'We're just listing (his injury) in case there is a setback so we have it documented.'Link to story
Dan Carpenter player page
Bills | Bryan Johnson re-signed Fri Nov 28, 10:24 AM
The Buffalo Bills re-signed DE Bryan Johnson to the practice squad Friday, Nov. 28.Link to story