Fantasy Football News & Views
Raiders | Latavius Murray out for game Thu Nov 20, 10:42 PM
Oakland Raiders RB Latavius Murray (head) has been ruled out for the remainder of the team's Week 12 game Thursday, Nov. 20, with a possible concussion.Link to story
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Chiefs | Two players injured Thu Nov 20, 10:31 PM
Kansas City Chiefs OT Donald Stephenson (shoulder) is questionable to return to the team's Week 12 game with a shoulder injury, and WR Junior Hemingway (head) is being evaluated for a concussion.Link to story
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Raiders | Latavius Murray exits game Thu Nov 20, 09:35 PM
Oakland Raiders RB Latavius Murray (undisclosed) went to the locker room late in the second quarter after taking a big hit during the team's Week 12 game Thursday, Nov. 20.Link to story
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Eagles | Zach Ertz needs to block better Thu Nov 20, 09:19 PM
Philadelphia Eagles TE Zach Ertz has played 143 fewer snaps than TE Brent Celek this season, and when asked why Ertz wasn't playing as much, head coach Chip Kelly pointed to Celek's superior skills as a run blocker.Link to story
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49ers | Thursday practice report Thu Nov 20, 08:16 PM
San Francisco 49ers CB Tramaine Brock (hamstring), OT Anthony Davis (head), DT Glenn Dorsey (forearm), WR Bruce Ellington (ankle) and DE Justin Smith (non-injury related) did not practice Thursday, Nov. 20. TE Vance McDonald (hip) and LB Dan Skuta (ankle) were limited participants, and LB Chris Borland (shoulder) and WR Brandon Lloyd (quadriceps) were full participants.Link to story
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Broncos | Emmanuel Sanders to be evaluated Thu Nov 20, 07:40 PM
Updating a previous report, Denver Broncos WR Emmanuel Sanders (concussion) has done conditioning work and will be evaluated again Friday, Nov. 21.
|Footballguys view: We've got fingers crossed. If he plays, he's a great WR2 against Miami this weekend.|
Emmanuel Sanders player page
Seahawks | Marshawn Lynch doesn't practice Thu Nov 20, 07:13 PM
Seattle Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch (back) did not practice for the second straight day Thursday, Nov. 20.
|Footballguys view: Same as it ever was. Lynch misses a day or two most every week, but he'll come through on Sunday.|
Marshawn Lynch player page
Raiders | Week 12 Inactives Thu Nov 20, 07:01 PM
The Oakland Raiders have declared CB Carlos Rogers, TE David Ausberry, OG Gabe Jackson, SS Jonathan Dowling, QB Matt McGloin, OG Tony Bergstrom, CB Travis Carrie inactive for Week 12.Carlos Rogers player page
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Matt McGloin player page
Chiefs | Week 12 Inactives Thu Nov 20, 07:00 PM
The Kansas City Chiefs have declared WR A.J. Jenkins, QB Aaron Murray, CB Christopher Owens, WR Donnie Avery, C Eric Kush, CB Jamell Fleming, OT Laurent Duvernay-Tardif inactive for Week 12.Donnie Avery player page
Christopher Owens player page
Jamell Fleming player page
A.J. Jenkins player page
Dolphins | Ryan Tannehill limited again Thu Nov 20, 06:50 PM
Miami Dolphins QB Ryan Tannehill (shoulder) was limited in practice for the second straight day Thursday, Nov. 20.
|Footballguys view: Tannehill faces a tough defense, but has been playing well. We are optimistic that he produces, though only as a solid QB2.|
Dolphins | Lamar Miller limited Thursday Thu Nov 20, 06:41 PM
Miami Dolphins RB Lamar Miller (shoulder) was limited in practice Thursday, Nov. 20, after practicing in full Wednesday, Nov. 19.
|Footballguys view: Miller faces a tough match in Denver, and we expect it to limit him to low-end RB2 status. The Broncos were torched for over 100 yards (for the first time all season) by Tre Mason, but expect them to adjust accordingly against the Dolphins.|
Saints | Tauren Poole released Thu Nov 20, 06:39 PM
The New Orleans Saints released RB Tauren Poole Thursday, Nov. 20.Tauren Poole player page
Dolphins | Mike Wallace, Jarvis Landry limited Thu Nov 20, 06:38 PM
Miami Dolphins WRs Mike Wallace (calf) and Jarvis Landry (shoulder) were both limited in practice for the second straight day Thursday, Nov. 20.
|Footballguys view: Wallace looks to be no more than a WR3, while Landry is a WR5. Wallace at least has upside, so if you have to start someone, he is it. We're looking elsewhere for WR help this week.|
Jarvis Landry player page
Saints | Edwin Baker re-signs to PS Thu Nov 20, 06:35 PM
Free-agent RB Edwin Baker re-signed to the New Orleans Saints practice squad Thursday, Nov. 20.Edwin Baker player page
Dolphins | Charles Clay doesn't practice Thu Nov 20, 06:34 PM
Miami Dolphins TE Charles Clay (knee) did not practice Thursday, Nov. 20, after being limited Wednesday, Nov. 19.
|Footballguys view: Clay could be a game time decision, and as it is could be no better than a TE2. We'll see if he practices on Friday. Remember, Denver historically struggles to cover TEs, so Clay could outproduce expectations if healthy.|
Cardinals | Andre Ellington limited again Thu Nov 20, 06:26 PM
Arizona Cardinals RB Andre Ellington (hip, foot) was limited in practice for the second straight day Thursday, Nov. 20.
|Footballguys view: Ellington has played well this season, but over the last two weeks he has 23 and 42 yards rushing. He could do well against a Seattle run defense which has not been all that effective lately. We see him as a solid RB2 this week.|
Cardinals | Thursday practice report Thu Nov 20, 06:21 PM
Arizona Cardinals DT Ed Stinson (toe) did not practice Thursday, Nov. 20. LB Sam Acho (neck), LB Lorenzo Alexander (knee), RB Robert Hughes (hamstring) and S Rashad Johnson (back) were limited, while LB Larry Foote (hip) and DT Dan Williams (elbow) practiced in full.Larry Foote player page
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Rashad Johnson player page
Dan Williams player page
Sam Acho player page
Robert Hughes player page
Titans | Justin Hunter a full participant Thu Nov 20, 06:21 PM
Tennessee Titans WR Justin Hunter (knee) practiced fully Thursday, Nov. 20.
|Footballguys view: Hunter hasn't been all that productive, and he's no better than a WR5 this week.|
Titans | Delanie Walker practices fully Thu Nov 20, 06:18 PM
Tennessee Titans TE Delanie Walker (concussion) was a full participant in practice Thursday, Nov. 20.
|Footballguys view: Walker hasn't been that productive for some time, but he's been hurt. Now that he's healthy, he should do well against the Eagles. We see him as a low-end TE1.|
Rams | Jared Cook limited at practice Thu Nov 20, 06:17 PM
St. Louis Rams TE Jared Cook (back) was limited at practice Thursday, Nov. 20, after sitting out Wednesday, Nov. 19.
|Footballguys view: Don't use Cook, despite his Week 10 production. He's no better than a TE3.|
Jared Cook player page
Rams | Thursday practice report Thu Nov 20, 06:13 PM
St. Louis Rams DT Alex Carrington (knee), TE Cory Harkey (quadriceps), LB Will Herring (foot), DB Lamarcus Joyner (groin), CB Marcus Roberson (ankle) and WR Damian Williams (hamstring) did not practice Thursday, Nov. 20. LB Daren Bates (groin), OG Davin Joseph (non-injury) and LB James Laurinaitis (foot) practiced in full.Link to story
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Browns | Thursday practice report Thu Nov 20, 06:12 PM
Cleveland Browns S Johnson Bademosi (concussion), LB Karlos Dansby (knee), WR Marlon Moore (hamstring) and LB Jabaal Sheard (foot) did not practice Thursday, Nov. 20. DE Desmond Bryant (wrist), LB Barkevious Mingo (shoulder), DT Ahtyba Rubin (knee) and OT Joe Thomas (non-injury related) participated fully.Karlos Dansby player page
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Desmond Bryant player page
Marlon Moore player page
Jabaal Sheard player page
Barkevious Mingo player page
Chargers | Philip Rivers a full participant Thu Nov 20, 06:11 PM
San Diego Chargers QB Philip Rivers (chest) practiced in full for the second straight day Thursday, Nov. 20.
|Footballguys view: Rivers hasn't looked right since San Diego was curb-stomped by Miami a while back. We don't trust him much this week, ranking him as a QB2....and a middle-of-the-road one at that.|
Philip Rivers player page
Browns | Jordan Cameron doesn't practice Thu Nov 20, 06:07 PM
Cleveland Browns TE Jordan Cameron (concussion) did not practice for the second straight day Thursday, Nov. 20.
|Footballguys view: We aren't sold that he will play at this point, and that will be solidified if he misses tomorrow. At best he should be a solid TE2, but it depends upon him practicing tomorrow.|
Lions | Calvin Johnson limited Thu Nov 20, 06:05 PM
Detroit Lions WR Calvin Johnson (ankle, elbow) was limited in practice Thursday, Nov. 20, after sitting out Wednesday, Nov. 19.
|Footballguys view: Calvin Johnson will play against New England and reports have placed Brandon Browner - not Darrelle Revis (he's likely to cover Golden Tate) - covering him, which means he should still be a great WR1 play.|
Calvin Johnson player page
Browns | Josh Gordon sits out of practice Thu Nov 20, 06:03 PM
Cleveland Browns WR Josh Gordon (non-injury related) did not practice Thursday, Nov. 20.
|Footballguys view: Gordon should be in your lineup anyway, as a WR2, though he has the potential to be much more even in his first week back.|
Lions | Joique Bell, Reggie Bush limited Thu Nov 20, 05:59 PM
Detroit Lions RBs Joique Bell (ankle) and Reggie Bush (ankle) were both limited in practice Thursday, Nov. 20. Bell did not practice Wednesday, Nov. 19.
|Footballguys view: It's a tough matchup this week, and that limits their ceiling this week. Bell could be no better than an RB3, while Bush is best looked at as an RB4/flex.|
Reggie Bush player page
Joique Bell player page
Texans | Ryan Mallett a full participant Thu Nov 20, 05:59 PM
Houston Texans QB Ryan Mallett (chest) was a full participant in practice Thursday, Nov. 20.
|Footballguys view: Mallett looked OK last week, but we wouldn't roll him out there in your fantasy lineup. He's a QB3 at best.|
Lions | Thursday practice report Thu Nov 20, 05:54 PM
Detroit Lions DT Nick Fairley (knee), DE Jason Jones (non-injury) and OG Larry Warford (knee) did not practice Thursday, Nov. 20. TE Brandon Pettigrew (foot) and OT LaAdrian Waddle (knee) were limited.Link to story
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Texans | Thursday practice report Thu Nov 20, 05:54 PM
Houston Texans CB Kareem Jackson (knee) did not practice Thursday, Nov. 20. LBs Jadeveon Clowney (knee), Brian Cushing (knee) and Akeem Dent (neck) and CB Johnathan Joseph (knee) were limited. OT Tyson Clabo (foot), RB Jonathan Grimes (ankle), LB Whitney Mercilus (knee), LB Mike Mohamed (hip), CB Darryl Morris (ankle), LB Jeff Tarpinian (knee) and LB Justin Tuggle (shoulder) participated fully.Johnathan Joseph player page
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Mike Mohamed player page
Akeem Dent player page
Jeff Tarpinian player page
Whitney Mercilus player page
Jonathan Grimes player page
Justin Tuggle player page
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Texans | Arian Foster misses practice Thu Nov 20, 05:50 PM
Houston Texans RB Arian Foster (groin) did not practice Thursday, Nov. 20, after being limited the previous day.
|Footballguys view: Friday will be the tipping point, but if he plays, we can see RB1 numbers from him. If he doesn't play, Alfred Blue will be a solid play and an RB1 in his own right. Otherwise, Blue is no more than an RB3/Rb4.|
Buccaneers | Doug Martin, Charles Sims limited Thu Nov 20, 05:48 PM
Tampa Bay Buccaneers RBs Doug Martin (ankle) and Charles Sims (ankle) were both limited in practice Thursday, Nov. 20.
|Footballguys view: Sims is the only one of these two worth anything, but even he is only going to give you RB3 numbers at best. This ground game is too problematic to rely on.|
Doug Martin player page
Bears | Thursday practice report Thu Nov 20, 05:36 PM
Chicago Bears DE Jared Allen (non-injury), CB Demontre Hurst (knee), DE Trevor Scott (knee), LB Darryl Sharpton (hamstring) and WR Chris X. Williams (hamstring) did not practice Thursday, Nov. 20. OG Eben Britton (illness) and OT Jordan Mills (ribs) were limited, while DT Ego Ferguson (illness) and WR Josh Morgan (shoulder) practiced in full.Link to story
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Saints | Full practice for Mark Ingram Thu Nov 20, 05:34 PM
New Orleans Saints RB Mark Ingram (shoulder) practiced in full Thursday, Nov. 20.
|Footballguys view: We expect a great game from Ingram, bouncing back from last week's sub-100 yard totals (he still had 97 combined yards though). Prior to that he had run for more than 100 yards for three straight games. He's a great RB2.|
Mark Ingram player page
Vikings | Thursday practice report Thu Nov 20, 05:29 PM
Minnesota Vikings DT Sharrif Floyd (knee) did not practice Thursday, Nov. 20. LB Anthony Barr (knee), OT Michael X. Harris (ankle) and WR Jarius Wright (hamstring) were limited. DEs Scott Crichton (hip) and Everson Griffen (neck) and CB Xavier Rhodes (ankle) were full participants.Link to story
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Xavier Rhodes player page
Saints | Pierre Thomas limited Thursday Thu Nov 20, 05:28 PM
New Orleans Saints RB Pierre Thomas (rib, shoulder) was limited in practice Thursday, Nov. 20. Thomas has missed the last four games, but he said there's a chance that he plays in Week 12 against the Baltimore Ravens Monday, Nov. 24.
|Footballguys view: Thomas could see some more work this week with other running backs banged up, but is still behind Mark Ingram, who is an RB2 this week. Thomas is no better than an RB4 if he plays on Monday night.|
Pierre Thomas player page
Vikings | Jerick McKinnon limited in practice Thu Nov 20, 05:27 PM
Minnesota Vikings RB Jerick McKinnon (back) was limited in practice Thursday, Nov. 20.
|Footballguys view: Green Bay has been tough defensively of late and that, coupled with the awful offensive line play the Vikings have been suffering through, keeps his ceiling low. That keeps him as an RB3.|
Saints | Travaris Cadet, Khiry Robinson no-shows Thu Nov 20, 05:24 PM
New Orleans Saints RBs Travaris Cadet (hamstring) and Khiry Robinson (forearm) did not practice Thursday, Nov. 20.
|Footballguys view: Robinson probably won't play, while Cadet is almost impossible to start and no better than an RB6, which makes him useless.|
Travaris Cadet player page
Khiry Robinson player page
Saints | Thursday practice report Thu Nov 20, 05:21 PM
New Orleans Saints LB Kyle Knox (hand), CB Keenan Lewis (knee) and LB Curtis Lofton (ankle) did not practice Thursday, Nov. 20. WR Robert Meachem (ankle) was limited, while OT Zach Strief (chest) practiced in full.Link to story
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Packers | Thursday practice report Thu Nov 20, 05:19 PM
Green Bay Packers TE Brandon Bostick (hip), CB Jarrett Bush (groin) and LB Nick Perry (shoulder) did not practice Thursday, Nov. 20. LB Jayrone Elliott (hamstring), OG T.J. Lang (ankle), LB Clay Matthews (groin) and OG Josh Simon (toe) were limited.Link to story
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Ravens | Owen Daniels resting Thursday Thu Nov 20, 05:17 PM
Baltimore Ravens TE Owen Daniels (non-injury) is taking the day off of practice Thursday, Nov. 20.
|Footballguys view: Daniels is expected to put up solid TE2 numbers as the New Orleans defense has struggled all season long.|
Owen Daniels player page
Bills | Cut one, claim one Thu Nov 20, 05:14 PM
The Buffalo Bills cut RB Phillip Tanner and claimed TE MarQueis Gray (Vikings) Thursday, Nov. 20.Link to story
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Bears | Alshon Jeffery limited in practice Thu Nov 20, 05:09 PM
Chicago Bears WR Alshon Jeffery (hamstring) was limited in practice Thursday, Nov. 20.
|Footballguys view: Jeffery and the Bears offense looked much better last week, and he should put up WR1 numbers this week against Tampa Bay, whose defense has been underwhelming all year.|
Alshon Jeffery player page
Bears | Brandon Marshall limited Thursday Thu Nov 20, 05:07 PM
Chicago Bears WR Brandon Marshall (ankle) was limited in practice Thursday, Nov. 20.
|Footballguys view: Has the Bears offense bounced back and regained its form? Brandon Marshall certainly has, and we expect him to put up WR1 numbers against a weak Tampa Bay defense.|
Brandon Marshall player page
Ravens | Thursday practice report Thu Nov 20, 04:54 PM
Baltimore Ravens WR Michael Campanaro (thigh), OT Jah Reid (hand) and LB Daryl Smith (non-injury) did not practice Thursday, Nov. 20. OG Marshal Yanda (knee) was limited.Link to story
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Patriots | Julian Edelman limited again Thu Nov 20, 04:54 PM
New England Patriots WR Julian Edelman (thigh) was limited again in practice Thursday, Nov. 20.
|Footballguys view: If he does play, we see him as a WR3 this week. Edelman has been a bit inconsistent week to week this year and had only seen the end zone twice.|
Julian Edelman player page
Cowboys | Tony Romo practices in full Thu Nov 20, 04:52 PM
Updating a previous report, Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo (back) returned to a full practice Thursday, Nov. 20.
|Footballguys view: After resting during the bye in Week 11, Romo looks very good for this week's match. We have Romo as a solid QB1 against the Giants.|
Tony Romo player page
Patriots | Tom Brady participates fully Thu Nov 20, 04:52 PM
New England Patriots QB Tom Brady (ankle) was a full participant in practice Thursday, Nov. 20.
|Footballguys view: We're not worried about Brady and expect QB1 numbers from him again this week.|
Tom Brady player page
Bills | Sammy Watkins, Chris Hogan practice Thu Nov 20, 04:42 PM
Buffalo Bills WRs Sammy Watkins (groin) and Chris Hogan (hip) both practiced in full for the second straight day Thursday, Nov. 20. The Bills did not actually practice Thursday, so their status is an estimation.
|Footballguys view: Watkins is the guy to have here and we see him as a low-end WR2. While the Bills inability to practice and the unknown around the date and location make things a little murky, we still feel confident Watkins will perform.|
Chris Hogan player page
Sammy Watkins player page
Bills | Limited practice for Fred Jackson Thu Nov 20, 04:39 PM
Buffalo Bills RB Fred Jackson (groin) was limited for the second straight day in practice Thursday, Nov. 20. The Bills did not actually practice Thursday, so Orton's status is an estimation.
|Footballguys view: We don't know what shape he's really in since the Bills aren't practicing. At best we have him as an RB3, but he may not be even that effective. We just don't know.|
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