Fantasy Football News & Views
Falcons | Devonta Freeman sits Friday (Fri Nov 27, 12:00 PM) [jump to this story]
Falcons | Devonta Freeman looks unlikely (Thu Nov 26, 10:55 AM) [jump to this story]
Broncos | Peyton Manning out at least three weeks (Thu Nov 26, 10:55 AM) [jump to this story]
Bills | Tyrod Taylor trending upward (Wed Nov 25, 12:34 PM) [jump to this story]
Seahawks | Marshawn Lynch out 4-5 weeks? (Wed Nov 25, 01:56 AM) [jump to this story]
Falcons | Leonard Hankerson idle Thursday Thu Nov 26, 02:27 PM
Atlanta Falcons WR Leonard Hankerson (hamstring) was out of practice Thursday, Nov. 26.
|Footballguys view: Hankerson is no more than a WR5 anyway, and shouldn't be in your lineups even as a desperation play, so finding a replacement should be on his owner's agenda anyway.|
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Falcons | Matt Bryant sits Thursday Thu Nov 26, 02:21 PM
Atlanta Falcons PK Matt Bryant (quadriceps) was out of practice Thursday, Nov. 26.Link to story
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Patriots | Thursday Patriots report Thu Nov 26, 02:19 PM
New England Patriots WR Julian Edelman (foot), WR Aaron Dobson (ankle), LB Jamie Collins (illness) and CB Justin Coleman (hand) were out of practice Thursday, Nov. 26. DT Alan Branch (elbow), OT Marcus Cannon (toe), OG Tre Jackson (knee), DE Chandler Jones (abdomen), WR Keshawn Martin (hamstring), OG Shaquille Mason (knee) and TE Michael Williams (knee) were limited. OT Sebastian Vollmer (concussion) and WR Matthew Slater (non-injury) practiced in full.Link to story
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Broncos | Thursday Broncos report Thu Nov 26, 02:16 PM
Denver Broncos LB DeMarcus Ware (back) and OG Evan Mathis (ankle) didn't practice Thursday, Nov. 26. DE Vance Walker (shoulder) was limited. TE Virgil Green (finger), OT Ryan Harris (knee), C Matt Paradis (finger), OT Michael Schofield (finger) and DE Antonio Smith (hip) practiced fully.Link to story
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Broncos | Owen Daniels limited Thu Nov 26, 02:15 PM
Denver Broncos TE Owen Daniels (knee) was limited in practice Thursday, Nov. 26.
|Footballguys view: Daniels and Vernon Davis will split time and targets at TE for the Broncos. Both are TE2 with upside this week against the Patriots.|
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Broncos | Emmanuel Sanders limited Thursday Thu Nov 26, 02:15 PM
Denver Broncos WR Emmanuel Sanders (ankle, finger) was limited in practice Thursday, Nov. 26.
|Footballguys view: We're not expecting Sanders to play this weekend and if he does, we see no more than WR4 production coming in the game against the New England Patriots.|
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Broncos | Peyton Manning idle Thursday Thu Nov 26, 02:07 PM
Denver Broncos QB Peyton Manning (foot) was out of practice Thursday, Nov. 26.
|Footballguys view: As expected, it continues to be "Brocktober" in November and we will not see Manning for the next month or so at minimum. We don't trust Osweiler as more than a QB3 against the Patriots, as the Broncos are likely to go run heavy again this week.|
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Redskins | Chris Culliver may have torn ACL Thu Nov 26, 02:05 PM
Washington Redskins CB Chris Culliver (knee) is feared to have torn his anterior cruciate ligament in practice Thursday, Nov. 26.Link to story
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Patriots | Danny Amendola limited Thursday Thu Nov 26, 02:05 PM
New England Patriots WR Danny Amendola (knee) was limited in practice Thursday, Nov. 26.
|Footballguys view: Amendola had a great game as Tom Brady's Julian Edelman replacement but a second game in a row is in jeopardy. If he plays, we could see low-end WR2 numbers, but if he doesn't suit up bump up Brandon LaFell as a WR3.|
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Chiefs | Charcandrick West idle Thursday Thu Nov 26, 01:56 PM
Kansas City Chiefs RB Charcandrick West (hamstring) didn't practice Thursday, Nov. 26.
|Footballguys view: Right now we don't expect him to play against Buffalo, which leaves Spencer Ware as the starter and we could see him producing low-end RB2 numbers.|
Titans | Kendall Wright expected back Thu Nov 26, 01:36 PM
Tennessee Titans WR Kendall Wright (knee) is expected to return Sunday, Nov. 29, in Week 12, according to head coach Mike Mularkey.Link to story
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Lions | Glover Quin exits Thu Nov 26, 01:35 PM
Detroit Lions FS Glover Quin (ankle) left the game Thursday, Nov. 26, with a left ankle injury and is questionable to return.Link to story
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Eagles | Nolan Carroll carted off Thu Nov 26, 01:35 PM
Philadelphia Eagles CB Nolan Carroll (ankle) was carted off with a right ankle injury Thursday, Nov. 26. He's receiving X-rays on the ankle and is questionable to return.Link to story
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Jets | Thursday Jets report Thu Nov 26, 01:16 PM
New York Jets TE Kellen Davis (hand), LB Demario Davis (ribs), LB Calvin Pace (toe), P Ryan Quigley (knee), DT Sheldon Richardson (hamstring), CB Buster Skrine (shoulder), WR Devin Smith (foot) and CB Marcus Williams (knee) practiced in full Thursday, Nov. 26. C Nick Mangold (hand) was limited in practice. CB Darrelle Revis (concussion) and S Dion Bailey (ankle) didn't practice.Link to story
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Jets | Ryan Fitzpatrick practices Thu Nov 26, 01:15 PM
New York Jets QB Ryan Fitzpatrick (hand) practiced fully Thursday, Nov. 26.
|Footballguys view: Man if Ryan Fitzpatrick only had a better long ball. He could have had several huge plays last week if he had had more arm strength or better accuracy, or if rookie Devin Smith hadn't had a brutal drop. He's a limited, though decent, QB2 play this weekend against the Dolphins.|
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Jets | Top two Jets WRs practice Thu Nov 26, 01:08 PM
New York Jets WR Brandon Marshall (toe) and WR Eric Decker (knee) practiced in full Thursday, Nov. 26.
|Footballguys view: Marshall would look a lot better week to week if he didn't have so many drops. As it stands, those drops and an inconsistent quarterback definitely hold his ceiling down. However, he has scored a touchdown in each of the last three games and the fourth game featured a 100 yard game. We see him as a decent WR2 option, though if he doesn't score his fantasy output is a bit more limited. Decker has also scored a touchdown in three of the last four games, has had 11 targets in each of the last two games. We think he's in for a very big game and see him as a fringe WR1/WR2 play this week.|
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Dolphins | Thursday Dolphins report Thu Nov 26, 01:08 PM
Miami Dolphins RB Jay Ajayi (elbow), OT Branden Albert (non-injury) and SS Reshad Jones (pectoral) practiced fully Thursday, Nov. 26. S Walt Aikens (ankle), LB Jelani Jenkins (ankle), CB Brice McCain (knee), LB Koa Misi (abdomen), LB Spencer Paysinger (neck) and LB Kelvin Sheppard (hamstring) were limited. OT Ja'Wuan James (toe) and LB Chris McCain (hip) didn't practice.Link to story
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Dolphins | Jarvis Landry limited Thursday Thu Nov 26, 01:07 PM
Miami Dolphins WR Jarvis Landry (knee) was limited in practice Thursday, Nov. 26.
|Footballguys view: We expect him to be ready to go against the New York Jets, and since the Jets secondary is going to be short Darrelle Revis, we like him a lot. Play him as a very solid WR2.|
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Eagles | Jason Peters exits Thu Nov 26, 12:54 PM
Philadelphia Eagles OT Jason Peters (ankle) left the game Thursday, Nov. 26, on the first drive after his left leg was rolled up under him. He's questionable to return.Link to story
Jets | Darrelle Revis out of practice Thursday Thu Nov 26, 11:30 AM
New York Jets CB Darrelle Revis (concussion) wasn't spotted at practice Thursday, Nov. 26, and he's unlikely to play in Week 12 against the Miami Dolphins.
|Footballguys view: We don't expect him to go after he used his head as a battering ram and left the loss to Houston. That makes things nice for Jarvis Landry, who should put up solid WR2 numbers and might help free some things up for Rishard Matthews a little as a WR4.|
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Lions | Week 12 Inactives Thu Nov 26, 11:23 AM
The Detroit Lions have declared OT Corey Robinson, DL Gabe Wright, S Isaiah Johnson, DL Jermelle Cudjo, OT LaAdrian Waddle, WR T.J. Jones, TE Tim Wright inactive for Week 12.Jermelle Cudjo player page
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Lions | Calvin Johnson active for Week 12 Thu Nov 26, 11:16 AM
Detroit Lions WR Calvin Johnson (ankle) is active Thursday, Nov. 26, against the Philadelphia Eagles.
|Footballguys view: As expected, Johnson will be playing and should put up some solid WR1 numbers against a reeling Eagles defense.|
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Eagles | Ryan Mathews among Eagles' inactives Thu Nov 26, 11:10 AM
The Philadelphia Eagles have declared DL Brandon Bair, CB Denzel Rice, WR Jonathan Krause, RB Ryan Mathews, QB Sam Bradford, OT Tanner Hawkinson, TE Zach Ertz inactive for Week 12.Sam Bradford player page
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Eagles | Sam Bradford inactive Thursday Thu Nov 26, 11:04 AM
Philadelphia Eagles QB Sam Bradford (concussion, shoulder) is inactive Thursday, Nov. 26.
|Footballguys view: It's Sanchez time! Which is also known as "don't start him today" time as he is no more than a QB3 who is prone to turning the ball over too much.|
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Falcons | Matt Bryant was hurt Wednesday Thu Nov 26, 11:04 AM
Updating previous reports, Atlanta Falcons PK Matt Bryant (quadriceps) injured his quadriceps in practice Wednesday, Nov. 25.Link to story
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Falcons | Devonta Freeman looks unlikely Thu Nov 26, 10:55 AM
Atlanta Falcons RB Devonta Freeman (concussion) won't practice Thursday, Nov. 26, and the team is preparing to play without him in Week 12, according to head coach Dan Quinn.
|Footballguys view: That's a blow to fantasy owners again this week as Freeman would have had a solid day against Minnesota. Tevin Coleman will step in this week and becomes a borderline RB2/RB3 play if Freeman is out.|
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Broncos | Peyton Manning out at least three weeks Thu Nov 26, 10:55 AM
Denver Broncos QB Peyton Manning (foot) will be out at least three weeks as his foot is in a cast for the next 10 days. He'll need at least a week of rehab after that.
|Footballguys view: So we've got three weeks of Brock Osweiler, or as some might call it "Brock and Roll." We liked what we saw from him last weekend, but are not all that enthused by what he might be able to do against New England. Despite a banged up defense, the Patriots have been holding their own against offenses and the Broncos are likely to run the ball a lot again to protect their young quarterback. He's no more than a QB3 this week and his value will go up and down while Manning is out.|
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Falcons | Shayne Graham headed to Atlanta Thu Nov 26, 10:37 AM
Free-agent PK Shayne Graham (Saints) will sign with the Atlanta Falcons Thursday, Nov. 26, according to a source.Link to story
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Jets | Julian Howsare joins Jets Thu Nov 26, 10:07 AM
Free-agent FB Julian Howsare was re-signed the New York Jets' practice squad Thursday, Nov. 26. WR Titus Davis was released.Link to story
Cowboys | Dez Bryant taking on Josh Norman Thu Nov 26, 09:52 AM
Dallas Cowboys WR Dez Bryant will be shadowed by Carolina Panthers CB Josh Norman Thursday, Nov. 26.
|Footballguys view: Norman has really been outstanding this season and the Carolina secondary is underrated. That said, we still see Bryant as a borderline WR1/WR2 on Thanksgiving.|
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Lions | Calvin Johnson will play Thursday Thu Nov 26, 08:42 AM
Detroit Lions WR Calvin Johnson (ankle) is expected to play Thursday, Nov. 26, against the Philadelphia Eagles.
|Footballguys view: We suspected he wouldn't miss this game. Of course the danger is that he could be used as a distraction while Matt Stafford goes elsewhere. We feel confident that Stafford will throw at Johnson early and often though, so we still see him as a nice WR1 play on Thanksgiving.|
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Eagles | Mark Sanchez starting Thursday Thu Nov 26, 08:41 AM
Philadelphia Eagles QB Mark Sanchez will start Thursday, Nov. 26, in place of QB Sam Bradford (concussion, shoulder).
|Footballguys view: We'd say "yuck" except Sam Bradford isn't any better. We'd avoid Sanchez as more than a QB3, and we'd avoid him completely in daily fantasy games.|
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Ravens | Big week for Javorius Allen coming Thu Nov 26, 01:13 AM
Baltimore Ravens RB Javorius Allen will make the start in Week 12 against the Cleveland Browns Monday, Nov. 30, with RB Justin Forsett (arm) sidelined. He will face the league's worst rushing defense, as the Browns allow 138.8 yards per game with 11 runs of 20 or more yards, second-highest in the NFL.
|Footballguys view: With Justin Forsett done for the season, Allen will get the bulk of the carries unless he struggles. Against the Cleveland Browns, he should be a decent RB2 play and we like him as an under-owned option in daily fantasy. Keep in mind that the risk here is the guy under center. If Matt Schaub struggles and turns the ball over--as he does--the offense might not be on the field much and then neither will Allen.|
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Jets | Chris Ivory to return to the big time? Thu Nov 26, 01:13 AM
New York Jets RB Chris Ivory will meet the Miami Dolphins in Week 12. In the first game with the Dolphins in Week 4 in London it was Ivory running for a season-best 166 yards with a touchdown.
|Footballguys view: He had that great game, followed by a fantastic one against Washington but ever since he has struggled more often than not. Miami is ranked 31st in the NFL against the run and allow an average of 138.6 yards a game. On top of that, the Jets have to focus on running the ball to limit the mistakes Ryan Fitzpatrick is making. So if there was ever a week to blow up, this is it. On the downside, Bilal Powell is back and taking over most third down, which can lower Ivory's floor. Still, we expect Ivory to have a very nice week and put up great RB2 numbers.|
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Cardinals | Chris Johnson to face San Fran Thu Nov 26, 12:57 AM
Arizona Cardinals RB Chris Johnson will meet the San Francisco 49ers in Week 12. The 49ers allowed 126.2 yards per game, 27th in the NFL. The 49ers have also given up 10 touchdowns on the ground through 10 games.
|Footballguys view: We're seeing a little more of Andre Ellington these days and Chris Johnson seems to be slowing down a little bit the last few weeks, so while the matchup is great we're not as excited as we could be. Consider Johnson a decent RB3 play even though he faces a poor run defense.|
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Titans | Delanie Walker in line for big week Thu Nov 26, 12:57 AM
Tennessee Titans TE Delanie Walker will meet the Oakland Raiders in Week 12. The Raiders have allowed an NFL-high 10 touchdowns to opposing tight ends this season.
|Footballguys view: Walker faces an Oakland team which really likes to make tight ends look good. We can see him putting up TE1 numbers and we love the bargain he represents in daily fantasy.|
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Texans | Big week for DeAndre Hopkins? Thu Nov 26, 12:56 AM
Houston Texans WR DeAndre Hopkins will face the New Orleans Saints in Week 12. The Saints rank 31st in the NFL against the pass, allowing 293.1 yards per game while giving up 28 touchdowns, worst in the NFL. They have also given up 13 pass plays of 20 or more yards with a league-high 13 pass plays of 40 or more yards.
|Footballguys view: A big week for DeAndre Hopkins you say? Aren't they all? The Saints haven't just been allowing receivers to blow up the defense--their making all offenses look good. Hopkins is a WR1 this week, but we also love the potential of Brian Hoyer (QB2) who could be a super sneaky play in daily fantasy, especially paired with Hopkins.|
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Texans | Brian Hoyer is nice FS sleeper Thu Nov 26, 12:55 AM
Houston Texans QB Brian Hoyer (concussion) is set to return in Week 12 against the New Orleans Saints, and he will face the NFL's 31st-ranked pass defense. The Saints allowed 293.1 yards per game, and an NFL-high 28 passing touchdown. The Saints are also worst in the league allowed 44 pass plays of 20 or more yards, and 13 pass plays of 40 or more yards.
|Footballguys view: The Saints are prone to getting into shootouts that pump up the stats of whole offenses. Hoyer has QB2 production written all over him and if you can pair him with DeAndre Hopkins (WR1) in a daily fantasy format you will probably be very happy.|
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Redskins | Kirk Cousins readies for G-Men Thu Nov 26, 12:55 AM
Washington Redskins QB Kirk Cousins will meet the New York Giants in Week 12. He will face a Giants pass defense which ranks last in the NFL, allowing 309.9 yards per game with 39 pass plays of 20 or more yards.
|Footballguys view: Cousins is so inconsistent for fantasy purposes and this is a huge game. We're expecting him to struggle on occasion and for Washington to also run the ball a lot. Cousins is too streaky to trust in any format and at best is a QB3.|
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Giants | Eli Manning looks to stay hot Thu Nov 26, 12:54 AM
New York Giants QB Eli Manning will meet the Washington Redskins in Week 12. In the first meeting with the Redskins in Week 3, Manning posted 279 yards, two touchdowns and a 119.1 quarterback rating, his second-highest of the season.
|Footballguys view: We love what Manning might do to this "defense" in a huge game for the Giants. Play Peyton's little brother as a borderline QB1/QB2 and you should be in good shape this weekend.|
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Giants | Rest ODB to face Washington Thu Nov 26, 12:53 AM
New York Giants WR Odell Beckham Jr. and his teammates return from a bye to face the Washington Redskins in Week 12. He posted seven grabs for 79 yards and a touchdown in the first meeting with Washington back in Week 3.
|Footballguys view: The bye week got Beckham Jr right and we expect him to torch an overmatched Washington secondary. He's an easy call for a WR1 this week in all formats.|
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Buccaneers | Jameis Winston could surprise Thu Nov 26, 12:53 AM
Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Jameis Winston will face the Indianapolis Colts in Week 12. The Colts have allowed 278.9 yards per game, 29th in the NFL. They have also given up 19 passing touchdowns and 43 pass plays of 20 or more yards, second-highest in the league.
|Footballguys view: Winston is a risky, but sneaky play this week. In season-long or dynasty formats we see him as a low-end QB2, though he has the upside to be a much bigger factor, as we saw last week. In daily games, if you're looking to go inexpensive at a position, Winston is a decent play with massive upside. Your only issue might be that too many other players chase his upside after last week, so keep an eye on Footballguy Chad Parsons' Ownership Percentage piece later in the week to make sure you hold your edge.|
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Raiders | Wednesday practice report for week 12 Wed Nov 25, 08:33 PM
Oakland Raiders FS Charles Woodson (shoulder), C Rodney Hudson (ankle), CB Keith McGill (ankle), RB Taiwan Jones (knee) and LB Neiron Ball (knee) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Nov. 25. TE Lee Smith (wrist) fully participated in practice.Link to story
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Chiefs | Wednesday practice report for Week 12 Wed Nov 25, 08:32 PM
Kansas City Chiefs DE Allen Bailey (calf), LB Dee Ford (back), OG Ben Grubbs (neck) and WR De'Anthony Thomas (concussion) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Nov. 25. DT Mike DeVito (shoulder), LB Jamell Fleming (hamstring), LB Tamba Hali (knee), TE Brian Parker (ankle, back) and LB Ramik Wilson (ankle) fully participated in practice.Link to story
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Chiefs | Travis Kelce fully practices Wed Nov 25, 08:27 PM
Kansas City Chiefs TE Travis Kelce (groin) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Nov. 25.Link to story
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49ers | Wednesday practice report for Week 12 Wed Nov 25, 07:51 PM
San Francisco 49ers LB NaVorro Bowman (shoulder, finger) and LB Ahmad Brooks (concussion) did not practice Wednesday, Nov. 25. DT Arik Armstead (shoulder), OG Alex Boone (triceps), DT Tony Jerod-Eddie (hip), OT Erik Pears (knee) and S Jaquiski Tartt (knee) were limited. CB Keith Reaser (ankle) participated fully.Link to story
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49ers | Anquan Boldin fully practices Wed Nov 25, 07:48 PM
San Francisco 49ers WR Anquan Boldin (hamstring) participated fully in practice Wednesday, Nov. 25.Link to story
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Seahawks | Thomas Rawls limited Wed Nov 25, 07:40 PM
Seattle Seahawks RB Thomas Rawls (knee) was limited in practice Wednesday, Nov. 25.Link to story
Cardinals | Wednesday practice report for Week 12 Wed Nov 25, 07:38 PM
Arizona Cardinals CB Patrick Peterson (ankle), DTs Cory Redding (ankle), Frostee Rucker (ankle) and Ed Stinson (groin) and LB LaMarr Woodley (chest) did not practice Wednesday, Nov. 25. DT Calais Campbell (knee), OG Jonathan Cooper (knee) and OG Mike Iupati (neck) were limited.Link to story
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Cardinals | Three Cardinals limited Wed Nov 25, 07:38 PM
Arizona Cardinals WRs Larry Fitzgerald (ankle), Michael Floyd (hamstring) and RB Chris Johnson (knee) were limited in practice Wednesday, Nov. 25.
|Footballguys view: It should be a nice week for the Cardinals offense. Make sure any of these three are in your lineup this week against the 49ers.|
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