Fantasy Football News & Views
Vikings | Adrian Peterson carted off (Sun Dec 8, 02:06 PM) [jump to this story]
Redskins | Jordan Reed inactive (Sun Dec 8, 11:35 AM) [jump to this story]
Colts | Not giving up on Trent Richardson (Sat Dec 7, 02:54 AM) [jump to this story]
Raiders | Expected to let Darren McFadden hit free agency (Wed Dec 4, 04:42 PM) [jump to this story]
Ravens | Hope Dennis Pitta can play Week 14 (Wed Dec 4, 12:14 PM) [jump to this story]
Bears | Don't want to use franchise tag on Jay Cutler (Wed Dec 4, 09:02 AM) [jump to this story]
Bills | C.J. Spiller's ankle is fine (Mon Dec 2, 02:33 PM) [jump to this story]
Eagles | Nick Foles to start beyond 2013 if healthy (Mon Dec 2, 01:08 PM) [jump to this story]
Cowboys | Sean Lee might play in Week 14 (Sun Dec 1, 11:36 PM) [jump to this story]
Patriots | Rob Gronkowski limited Wed Dec 4, 04:54 PM
New England Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski (back, forearm, hamstring) was limited during practice Wednesday, Dec. 4.
|Footballguys view: Start Gronk as you normally would. He's likely to be limited every Wednesday from here on out.|
Rob Gronkowski player page
Browns | Wednesday practice report for Week 14 Wed Dec 4, 04:51 PM
Cleveland Browns TE MarQueis Gray (hamstring), LB Tank Carder (shoulder) and LB Craig Robertson (knee) were limited during practice Wednesday, Dec. 4. OT Mitchell Schwartz (toe), LB Paul Kruger (finger) and P Spencer Lanning (knee) fully participated in practice.Link to story
Paul Kruger player page
Craig Robertson player page
Tank Carder player page
Browns | Willis McGahee practices Wed Dec 4, 04:51 PM
Cleveland Browns RB Willis McGahee (knee) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Dec. 4.
|Footballguys view: McGahee has plodded his way back into RB3/flex range for fantasy owners. He's not going to do much with the carries he gets, but McGahee is a compiler who can score touchdowns.|
Willis McGahee player page
Browns | Make roster moves Wed Dec 4, 04:45 PM
The Cleveland Browns placed DL Desmond Bryant on the non-football injury list and promoted WR Brian Tyms to the active roster Wednesday, Dec. 4.Link to story
Desmond Bryant player page
Raiders | Expected to let Darren McFadden hit free agency Wed Dec 4, 04:42 PM
The Oakland Raiders are not expected to make an offer to RB Darren McFadden before he becomes a free agent this offseason.
|Footballguys view: No surprise here. McFadden is one of the most physically talented backs in the league today. However, his injury history is reads longer than Infinite Jest. We can't imagine he'll break the bank in free agency this offseason.|
Darren McFadden player page
Browns | Make practice squad moves Wed Dec 4, 04:34 PM
The Cleveland Browns signed CB T.J. Heath, DL Cam Henderson and LB Jonathan X. Stewart to the practice squad and released LB Justin Staples from the practice squad Wednesday, Dec. 4.Link to story
Steelers | Wednesday practice report for Week 14 Wed Dec 4, 04:33 PM
Pittsburgh Steelers OG David DeCastro (foot), OT Kelvin Beachum (knee), DE Brett Keisel (foot) and DT Steve McLendon (ankle) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Dec. 3. LB LaMarr Woodley (calf) was limited during practice. OT Mike X. Adams (ankle) fully participated in practice.Link to story
Brett Keisel player page
Lamarr Woodley player page
Steelers | Le'Veon Bell practices Wed Dec 4, 04:32 PM
Pittsburgh Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell (concussion) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Dec. 4.
|Footballguys view: A great sign for the rookie here. His injury looked brutal as his head hit the turf without his helmet on. Start Bell as a RB2 with upside in Week 14 against the Dolphins.|
LeVeon Bell player page
Chargers | Eddie Royal misses practice Wed Dec 4, 04:29 PM
San Diego Chargers WR Eddie Royal (toe, chest) did not practice Wednesday, Dec. 4.
|Footballguys view: Keenan Allen, Antonio Gates and Ladarius Green are the only members of this passing game we recommend for fantasy owners. Royal had a great start to the season, but he's been banged up off and on for the past several weeks.|
Eddie Royal player page
Chargers | Wednesday practice report for Week 14 Wed Dec 4, 04:28 PM
San Diego Chargers C Nick Hardwick (neck) did not practice Wednesday, Dec. 4. OT King Dunlap (neck), OT D.J. Fluker (ankle), DE Lawrence Guy (toe), WR Lavelle Hawkins (knee), LB Jarret Johnson (hand) and DE Corey Liuget (knee) practiced in full.Link to story
Jarret Johnson player page
Lavelle Hawkins player page
Corey Liuget player page
Lawrence Guy player page
Saints | Wednesday practice report for Week 14 Wed Dec 4, 04:26 PM
New Orleans Saints OT Zach Strief (ankle), DE Glenn Foster (knee), DT Brodrick Bunkley (ankle), LB Keyunta Dawson (calf) and SS Rafael Bush (ankle) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Dec. 4. OT Bryce Harris (thigh) and CB Keenan Lewis (abdomen, hamstring) fully participated in practice. The team did not practice and this is an estimation.Link to story
Brodrick Bunkley player page
Keyunta Dawson player page
Keenan Lewis player page
Seahawks | Percy Harvin will not practice Wednesday Wed Dec 4, 04:25 PM
Seattle Seahawks WR Percy Harvin (hip) will not practice Wednesday, Dec. 4. Harvin will run on the side though, according to head coach Pete Carroll.
|Footballguys view: Fantasy owners just have to look elsewhere if they've got Harvin. This "little procedure" he had last week may not be so little. If he can play, great, we like him as a "what the heck" flex. It's week one of the fantasy playoffs, and this is no time to mess around with a problem like this.|
Percy Harvin player page
Colts | Wednesday practice report for Week 14 Wed Dec 4, 04:24 PM
Indianapolis Colts LB Kavell Conner (ankle) and CB Josh Gordy (groin) both fully practiced Wednesday, Dec. 4. CB Greg Toler (groin) was limited in practice. FS Sergio Brown (hand), DT Ricky Jean-Francois (foot), OT Jeff Linkenbach (quadriceps), LB Robert Mathis (non-injury) and OG Hugh Thornton (neck) all did not practice.Link to story
Robert Mathis player page
Ricky Jean-Francois player page
Gregory Toler player page
Kavell Conner player page
Josh Gordy player page
Sergio Brown player page
Colts | T.Y. Hilton limited Wed Dec 4, 04:11 PM
Indianapolis Colts WR T.Y. Hilton (shoulder) was limited in practice Wednesday, Dec. 4.
|Footballguys view: Hilton has fallen off the map for fantasy owners. It's not him, or his quarterback Andrew Luck. We blame the decline on the boring and predictable offense of Pep Hamilton. Hilton is a WR3/flex option in Week 14 against the Bengals.|
T.Y. Hilton player page
Panthers | Mike Tolbert limited in practice Wed Dec 4, 04:10 PM
Carolina Panthers FB Mike Tolbert (knee) was limited in practice Wednesday, Dec. 4.
|Footballguys view: Tolbert is arguably the most trusted back on the Panthers roster for fantasy owners. That's not saying much as he's primarily a touchdown vulture who may get a small handful of touches per game. Tolbert gets high-value touches because of his nose for the end zone. We like him as a RB4/flex play in Week 14 if he plays.|
Mike Tolbert player page
Bills | Tony Moeaki signs Wed Dec 4, 04:08 PM
The Buffalo Bills signed free-agent TE Tony Moeaki (Chiefs) to an undisclosed deal Wednesday, Dec. 4.
|Footballguys view: It's never been a question of talent with Moeaki. He's a talented move tight end who can attack a deep middle seam of the defense. However, he's oft-injured and has failed to live up to his potential as a pro.|
Tony Moeaki player page
Bills | Wednesday practice report for Week 14 Wed Dec 4, 04:00 PM
Buffalo Bills DE Kyle D. Williams (Achilles') did not practice Wednesday, Dec. 4.Link to story
Kyle Williams player page
Bengals | Wednesday practice report for Week 14 Wed Dec 4, 03:58 PM
Cincinnati Bengals OG Kevin Zeitler (foot) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Dec. 4. WR Andrew Hawkins (hamstring), OT Andrew Whitworth (calf), LB Vontaze Burfict (ankle) and CB Adam Jones (hip) were limited during practice.Link to story
Adam Jones player page
Andrew Hawkins player page
Vontaze Burfict player page
Bengals | Tyler Eifert limited during practice Wed Dec 4, 03:57 PM
Cincinnati Bengals TE Tyler Eifert (knee) was limited during practice Wednesday, Dec. 4.Link to story
Tyler Eifert player page
Bengals | A.J. Green limited Wed Dec 4, 03:53 PM
Cincinnati Bengals WR A.J. Green (groin) was limited during practice Wednesday, Dec. 4.
|Footballguys view: Nothing to worry about here...at least as far as injury is concerned. There's plenty to be worried about with the way Andy Dalton has been playing. You're still starting Green with confidence each week, but Dalton's poor play does drop Green's fantasy value.|
A.J. Green player page
Jets | Jeremy Kerley limited Wed Dec 4, 03:51 PM
New York Jets WR Jeremy Kerley (elbow) was limited during practice Wednesday, Dec. 4.
|Footballguys view: The Jets passing game is the last place we'd look for fantasy help in the first week of the fantasy playoffs.|
Jeremy Kerley player page
Panthers | Wednesday practice report for Week 14 Wed Dec 4, 03:51 PM
Carolina Panthers OT Nate Chandler (knee) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Dec. 4. TE Ben Hartsock (knee) and DE Charles Johnson (knee) both were limited in practice. DT Dwan Edwards (non-injury), OT Jordan Gross (non-injury), OG Chris Scott (knee), LB Jordan Senn (hamstring) and OG Travelle Wharton (non-injury) all did not practice.Link to story
Ben Hartsock player page
Dwan Edwards player page
Charles Johnson player page
Jordan Senn player page
Redskins | Niles Paul fully practices Wed Dec 4, 03:51 PM
Washington Redskins TE Niles Paul (illness) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Dec. 4.Link to story
Niles Paul player page
Jets | Santonio Holmes limited Wed Dec 4, 03:43 PM
New York Jets WR Santonio Holmes (hamstring) was limited during practice Wednesday, Dec. 4.Link to story
Santonio Holmes player page
Jets | Matt Simms does not work with starters Wed Dec 4, 03:43 PM
New York Jets QB Matt Simms said he did not receive any snaps with the first-team offense during practice Wednesday, Dec. 4.Link to story
Packers | Aaron Rodgers decision to come later this week Wed Dec 4, 03:38 PM
Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers (collarbone) said he should know by Friday, Dec. 6, or Saturday, Dec. 7, whether he can return to play against the Atlanta Falcons in Week 14. 'I don't want to put any chances on it,' said Rodgers of the likelihood he will be cleared. 'I think it's a collaborative thing where, have to make sure we're all on the same page and get cleared medically before I can get on the field.' Rodgers said his status will be determined before game day.
|Footballguys view: Rodgers has to be relatively pain free after going through a bit of a workout this week. If he's fine then there's a remote chance he'll play. We think Rodgers is unlikely to play this week. Fantasy owners have to be ready to play this week without him.|
Aaron Rodgers player page
Redskins | Reed Doughty cleared Wed Dec 4, 03:36 PM
Washington Redskins S Reed Doughty (concussion) was cleared to practice Wednesday, Dec. 4, but was held out of practice as a precaution.Link to story
Reed Doughty player page
Giants | Jason Pierre-Paul talks about his injury Wed Dec 4, 03:35 PM
New York Giants DE Jason Pierre-Paul (shoulder) said his injury got so bad that he was basically rushing with one arm and shoulder. 'There was a point they pulled me,' Pierre-Paul said. 'I'm out there rushing with one arm, one shoulder. It's all on film. I'm trying, I'm trying, it gets to a point where you can't be Superman, you just got to sit down, let the next guy take your place and hopefully he does better than you.'Link to story
Jason Pierre-Paul player page
Panthers | Nate Chandler MRI negative Wed Dec 4, 03:23 PM
Carolina Panthers OG Nate Chandler's (knee) MRI came back negative Wednesday, Dec. 4.Link to story
49ers | Two linemen not ruled out Wed Dec 4, 03:21 PM
San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh said OG Mike Iupati (knee) and OT Joe Staley (knee) have not been ruled out for the team's Week 14 game at this point.Link to story
Raiders | Denarius Moore sitting Wed Dec 4, 03:12 PM
Oakland Raiders WR Denarius Moore (shoulder) is not participating in practice Wednesday, Dec. 4.
|Footballguys view: Moore is a talented player, but his career has been held back by injuries and inconsistencies. We would like to see more from Andre Holmes. He had a great game on Thanksgiving against the Cowboys (seven catches, 136 yards) and gives the team another quality target opposite Rod Streater.|
Denarius Moore player page
Raiders | Taiwan Jones working at RB Wed Dec 4, 03:11 PM
Oakland Raiders CB Taiwan Jones is receiving reps at running back during practice Wednesday, Dec. 4.
|Footballguys view: Jones was drafted as a running back out of Easter Washington. He was converted to cornerback in the offseason. It's not a problem for him to take a few reps on the offensive side of the ball.|
Taiwan Jones player page
Panthers | DeAngelo Williams limited in practice Wed Dec 4, 03:09 PM
Carolina Panthers RB DeAngelo Williams (quadriceps) was limited in practice Wednesday, Dec. 4.
|Footballguys view: Williams should be back on the field this week...at least he could be. The Panthers RB situation is one to avoid if you can. They have a three-headed RBBC with Williams, Jonathan Stewart and fullback Mike Tolbert. The Panthers also have Cam Newton who can vulture away rushing yards and touchdowns.|
DeAngelo Williams player page
Redskins | Adam Carriker placed on IR Wed Dec 4, 03:07 PM
The Washington Redskins have placed DE Adam Carriker (quadriceps) on Injured Reserve. Carriker has been on the Physically Unable to Perform list this season.Link to story
Adam Carriker player page
Dolphins | Daniel Thomas working on the side Wed Dec 4, 03:03 PM
Miami Dolphins RB Daniel Thomas (ankle) was working on the side during practice Wednesday, Dec. 4.
|Footballguys view: Thomas is not out for the year, but it may be some time before we see him back on the playing field. In the meantime, Lamar Miller continues as the lead (and only back worth rostering) back for the team. We've seen rookie Mike Gillislee just as a part-time player, and not getting a big split of carries on the team.|
Daniel Thomas player page
Giants | Wednesday practice report for Week 14 Wed Dec 4, 03:02 PM
New York Giants DE Jason Pierre-Paul (shoulder) and CB Terrell Thomas (knee) both did not participate in practice Wednesday, Dec. 4. CB Trumaine McBride (groin) and CB Corey Webster (ankle) both were limited in practice.Link to story
Corey Webster player page
Trumaine McBride player page
Terrell Thomas player page
Jason Pierre-Paul player page
Jets | Joshua Cribbs suffered torn pectoral Wed Dec 4, 02:42 PM
New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan said WR Joshua Cribbs (pectoral) was placed on Injured Reserve because he suffered a torn pectoral muscle.Link to story
Josh Cribbs player page
Raiders | Rashad Jennings practicing Wed Dec 4, 02:36 PM
Oakland Raiders RB Rashad Jennings (concussion) is participating in practice Wednesday, Dec. 4.
|Footballguys view: A good sign for Jennings here. Even with Darren McFadden on the field we still like Jennings as a low-end RB2 option for your fantasy team.|
Rashad Jennings player page
Buccaneers | Vincent Jackson held out Wed Dec 4, 02:25 PM
Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Vincent Jackson (knee) was held out of practice for the portion open to the media Wednesday, Dec. 4.
|Footballguys view: No worries here. Wednesday is a day when veterans get rest during the week. Jackson should be able to resume practicing on Thursday.|
Vincent Jackson player page
Raiders | Darren McFadden sitting out practice Wed Dec 4, 02:25 PM
Oakland Raiders RB Darren McFadden (undisclosed) is not participating in practice Wednesday, Dec. 4.
|Footballguys view: The team has to be cautious with McFadden given his long injury history. He's going to split time in the backfield with Rashad Jennings moving forward. We can only recommend him as a desperation flex this week against the Jets.|
Darren McFadden player page
Panthers | Jonathan Stewart sits out Wed Dec 4, 02:17 PM
Carolina Panthers RB Jonathan Stewart (ankle) did not practice Wednesday, Dec. 4. Stewart sat out of practice last Wednesday and still played in Week 13.
|Footballguys view: He's sitting out as a precaution following his two offseason ankle surgeries. Fantasy owners need to avoid the Panthers RB situation if at all possible.|
Jonathan Stewart player page
Chargers | Antonio Gates practicing Wed Dec 4, 02:16 PM
San Diego Chargers TE Antonio Gates (hamstring) is participating in practice Wednesday, Dec. 4.
|Footballguys view: Gates is a little banged up, but still worth starting as a low-end TE1 in Week 14. We're continuing to see Ladarius Green get worked in as a big-play option behind Gates.|
Antonio Gates player page
Vikings | Christian Ponder won't practice Wed Dec 4, 02:14 PM
Minnesota Vikings QB Christian Ponder (concussion) has yet to pass the concussion protocol and will not practice Wednesday, Dec. 4.
|Footballguys view: We're likely to see Christian Ponder as the starter for the Vikings this week.|
Matt Cassel player page
Christian Ponder player page
Bears | Jay Cutler not cleared Wed Dec 4, 02:13 PM
Chicago Bears QB Jay Cutler (ankle) has yet to be cleared to return to practice Thursday, Dec. 5.
|Footballguys view: Cutler is close to returning but nothing is set in stone. We could see Josh McCown continue as the starter for the Bears.|
Josh McCown player page
Jay Cutler player page
Eagles | Wednesday practice report for Week 14 Wed Dec 4, 02:11 PM
Philadelphia Eagles WR Jeff Maehl (concussion), DE Clifton Geathers (non-injury), LB Najee Goode (hamstring) and SS Earl Wolff (knee) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Dec. 4. TE Zach Ertz (shoulder), DE Damion Square (back) and DT Bennie Logan (neck) fully participated in practice.Link to story
Clifton Geathers player page
Najee Goode player page
Zach Ertz player page
Packers | Aaron Rodgers limited Wed Dec 4, 02:07 PM
Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers (collarbone) was limited during practice Wednesday, Dec. 4.
|Footballguys view: The team wants to see if Rodgers experiences any soreness after practice. If he's relatively pain free then perhaps he could be back on the field sooner than some think. Right now, fantasy owners need to prepare as if Rodgers isn't playing in Week 14.|
Aaron Rodgers player page
Ravens | Dennis Pitta has hip examined Wed Dec 4, 01:59 PM
Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh said TE Dennis Pitta (hip) traveled to New York Tuesday, Dec. 3, to have his surgically-repaired hip examined.
|Footballguys view: Pitta is close to returning. In fact, he could be back on the field this week. He's worth plugging in as a low-end TE2 if he plays this week against the Vikings.|
Dennis Pitta player page
Falcons | Coach expecting Aaron Rodgers to play Wed Dec 4, 01:53 PM
Atlanta Falcons head coach Mike Smith said the team is preparing as if Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers (collarbone) will play Week 14.
|Footballguys view: We think it's very doubtful that Rodgers plays in Week 14. The Falcons have to prepare for Rodgers because he hasn't been declared out just yet. Matt Flynn is likely to start this week, but nothing's official yet.|
Aaron Rodgers player page
Redskins | Stephen Bowen saying lengthy recovery Wed Dec 4, 01:51 PM
Washington Redskins DE Stephen Bowen (knee) underwent microfracture surgery Tuesday, Dec. 3, and will be sidelined for six months.Link to story
Stephen Bowen player page
Redskins | Jordan Reed misses practice Wed Dec 4, 01:50 PM
Washington Redskins TE Jordan Reed (concussion) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Dec. 4.
|Footballguys view: Reed was an incredibly late scratch in Week 14, so fantasy owners need to be incredibly cautious if the rookie TE is an option this week. Check back to see if he can practice later in the week, and make sure to have another option at the ready.|
Jordan Reed player page