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  • Hill still expected to lead CIN backfield
    Despite the fact that Gio Bernard is "starting" on Sunday, the Cincinnati Enquirer's Paul Dehner is "still seeing" a 65:35 split in favor of Jeremy Hill against the Texans.

    Advice: The Bengals know they need both backs fully bought in as they prepare for a playoff push, so they are keeping Gio as the nominal starter, and probably will for the rest of the season. Hill is the better bet for a higher workload after dominating during Bernard's absence. Gio is coming off a hip pointer, the same injury that torpedoed Ray Rice's 2013 season. Hill is an RB2 play with RB1 upside against Houston. Bernard is a dice-roll flex. Rotoworld.com
    20 minutes ago
     
    Week 12 Projected Points & Rank
    9.17 (88th)
  • Report: RG3 will be on short leash against SF
    Sources tell ESPN's Chris Mortensen that Robert Griffin III will be on a short leash in Sunday's Week 12 game at San Francisco. Rotoworld.com
    20 minutes ago
     
    Week 12 Projected Points & Rank
    15.84 (31st)
  • Colts declare Week 12 inactives
    Colts declared TE Dwayne Allen, LCB Greg Toler, OG Lance Louis, OL Khaled Holmes, DT Kelcy Quarles, RT Gosder Cherilus, and DL Zach Kerr inactive for Week 12 against the Jaguars.

    Advice: Allen (ankle) is week-to-week. Toler suffered a concussion last week, forcing Darius Butler and Josh Gordy into heavier snaps against Cecil Shorts and company. Cherilus a shoulder injury. Joe Reitz will start at right tackle. Rotoworld.com
    22 minutes ago
     
    Week 12 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1866th)
  • Brandon Bostick inactive for Week 12
    Packers TE Brandon Bostick (hip) is inactive for Week 12.

    Advice: Bostick will miss his second straight game and remains week to week. The rest of the Packers inactives are QB Scott Tolzien, CB Jarrett Bush, LB Nick Perry, WR Jeff Janis, C Garth Gerhart, and LB Carl Bradford. Rotoworld.com
    27 minutes ago
     
    Week 12 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1854th)
  • Texans deactivate Arian Foster against Cincy
    Arian Foster is inactive for Week 12 against the Bengals.

    Advice: Alfred Blue gets the start in place of Foster. For the second straight week, Blue is a candidate for a lot of volume in a plus matchup. The Texans' Week 12 inactives, in addition to Foster, are CB Kareem Jackson, QB Tom Savage, WR DeVier Posey, S Josh Aubrey, LB Max Bullough, and T Jeff Adams. Rotoworld.com
    31 minutes ago
     
    Questionable
    Week 12 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2327th)
  • Reggie Bush among Lions' Week 12 inactives
    Lions declared RB Reggie Bush, DT Nick Fairley, DE Larry Webster, QB Kellen Moore, WR Ryan Broyles, RG Larry Warford, and TE Kellen Davis inactive for Week 12 against the Patriots.

    Advice: PFT reported Sunday morning that Bush is targeting Thanksgiving against the Bears to make his return. The Lions are smart to hold him out on the Foxboro grass. They will play their next two games on the Ford Field turf. Rotoworld.com
    35 minutes ago
     
    Week 12 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2355th)
  • Doug Martin officially active for Week 12
    Buccaneers declared Doug Martin (ankle) active for Week 12 against the Bears.

    Advice: Martin has missed three games with an ankle injury, but reportedly saw "many" of the first-team reps during practice this week. Charles Sims is still expected to be the lead back, but Martin will get some early-down work as well. This is shaping up as a situation to avoid. Rotoworld.com
    35 minutes ago
     
    Questionable
    Week 12 Projected Points & Rank
    5.11 (211th)
  • Julio Jones officially active for Week 12
    Julio Jones (illness) is active for Week 12 against the Browns.

    Advice: As is Harry Douglas (foot). Jones' status was never in doubt even though he missed two practices. He'll be a low-end WR1 against Joe Haden and the Browns. Inactive for the Falcons are QB Sean Renfree, CB Robert Alford, LB Tyler Starr, OT Jonathan Scott, OT Cameron Bradfield, LB James Anderson and DT Cliff Matthews. Rotoworld.com
    39 minutes ago
     
    Week 12 Projected Points & Rank
    10.66 (57th)
  • Ben Tate will be active against Packer
    Ben Tate "will be active and have a role today," per NFL Network's Albert Breer.

    Advice: Matt Asiata is out with a concussion, so Tate and Joe Banyard will back up Jerick McKinnon. We'd be surprised if Tate handled more than six touches off the bench against Green Bay. He's not a flex option. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 7:53 am
     
    Week 12 Projected Points & Rank
    6.12 (170th)
  • Fitzgerald needs a 'miracle' to play Week 12
    NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports "it would take a miracle" for Larry Fitzgerald (knee) to play Week 12 against the Seahawks.

    Advice: Fitzgerald didn't practice at all this week and appears to be on the wrong side of the questionable tag. He's battling a sprained MCL. If Fitzgerald sits, Michael Floyd and John Brown will start at receiver with Jaron Brown filling in as the No. 3. John Brown would make for an interesting play against a Seahawks defense that tends to get burned by smaller, faster receivers. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 7:15 am
     
    Week 12 Projected Points & Rank
    6.03 (176th)
  • Browns list Crowell as starting RB for Wk 12
    Isaiah Crowell is listed as the Browns' starting running back for Week 12.

    Advice: As beat reporter Tony Grossi notes, "we've seen this change before, however." For instance, Ben Tate was listed as the Browns' starter in Week 11. The Browns proceeded to start Crowell and utilize him as a full-on feature back, while Terrance West was the change-of-pace runner and Tate was almost strictly used on third downs. Crowell is the best Week 12 fantasy start in Cleveland's backfield, but there is still plenty of volatility with this situation. Keep in mind the Browns' offensive coordinator is Mike Shanahan's son. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 7:08 am
     
    Week 12 Projected Points & Rank
    10.58 (60th)
  • Report: Redskins throw support behind Gruden
    NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports coach Jay Gruden has received support from upper management following his comments on Robert Griffin III this past week.

    Advice: It's been hot at Redskins headquarters since RGIII threw his teammates under the bus after last week's home loss to Tampa Bay. Gruden fired back at his quarterback, saying RGIII needs to worry about himself. Coach also said the "clock's ticking" for RGIII and he's "auditioned long enough." Colt McCoy is a good bet to see more action before the end of the season. The higher-ups in D.C. backing the coach is a change from 2013 when RGIII was the club's golden boy who could do no wrong. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 6:38 am
     
    Week 12 Projected Points & Rank
    15.84 (31st)
  • Report: Lamar Miller (knee) will play at DEN
    A source tells the Miami Herald that Lamar Miller (knee) will play in Sunday's game at Denver.

    Advice: Miller's shoulder is not thought to be a real concern anymore, but he did pop up with a knee injury sustained in practice this week. It sounds like nothing to be overly concerned with. Miller was able to practice on a limited basis both Thursday and Friday, and the Herald's sources have been spot on with injuries this season. Owners can pencil Miller in as a low-end RB2 for Sunday's 4:25pm ET start. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 6:37 am
     
    Questionable
    Week 12 Projected Points & Rank
    8.93 (91st)
  • Report: Arian Foster likely out vs. Bengals
    The Houston Chronicle's John McClain "would be surprised" if Arian Foster (groin) is able to play Week 12 against the Bengals.

    Advice: This meshes with other reports throughout the weekend. Foster was unable to practice all week and is expected to miss his second straight game. It'll be the Alfred Blue show once again this week after he racked up 36 carries in Week 11 against the Browns. Expect another heavy workload with Jonathan Grimes pitching in as the change-of-pace. Blue shapes up as a borderline RB1/2. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 6:24 am
     
    Questionable
    Week 12 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2327th)
  • Report: Julius Thomas to be game-time decision
    NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports Julius Thomas (ankle) will be "a true game-time decision."

    Advice: Not even Thomas knows if he'll be playing yet, according to RapSheet. Thomas didn't practice at all this week. If he plays, expect him to be limited against the Dolphins. Owners need to make other plans with the 4:25 PM ET kickoff. Jacob Tamme would start for Thomas, but makes for a weak replacement. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 6:15 am
     
    Questionable
    Week 12 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1852nd)
  • Report: Gray to play, split work with Blount
    Jonas Gray is expected to be active for Week 12 against the Lions despite oversleeping and missing Friday's practice.

    Advice: LeGarrette Blount will also be active for the Patriots after being signed earlier in the week. New England will "divvy up" the carries between the two big backs, while Shane Vereen will also play heavy snaps. We're avoiding both Gray and Blount in fantasy against Detroit's stout interior run defense. Vereen is a fine RB2/FLEX option with the Lions allowing backs to catch the ball in space. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 6:03 am
     
    Week 12 Projected Points & Rank
    3.75 (2397th)
  • Report: Josh Gordon to play 20-30 snaps Sun.
    ESPN's Adam Schefter was informed by a league source that Josh Gordon will play 20-30 snaps in his Week 12 debut against the Falcons.

    Advice: NFL Network's Ian Rapoport adds Gordon "will either start or be in quickly" with the Browns rotating him "in and out," yet they're open to playing Gordon more "if he's feeling good." Gordon can do damage on 20-30 snaps, though we might take the over on this. Browns-Falcons could be a shootout, but Cleveland could try and slow the pace by leaning on its run game. It's a volatile situation. Gordon is a must-start in season-long leagues, but is more of a tournament than cash play in DFS. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 5:54 am
     
    Week 12 Projected Points & Rank
    10.68 (56th)
  • Reggie Bush not expected to play in Week 12
    CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora reports Reggie Bush (questionable, ankle) is not expected to play in Week 12.

    Advice: Bush practiced on a limited basis this week, but still isn't ready to return from his ankle injury. Theo Riddick will continue to replace him as the Lions' passing down back, and is on the RB3/FLEX radar. Bush should have a decent chance of returning in Week 13. Joique Bell will be a mid-range RB2 against the Patriots. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 2:39 pm
     
    Week 12 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2355th)
  • Report: Reggie Bush not expected to play
    CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora reports Reggie Bush (questionable, ankle) isn't expected to play in Week 12. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 2:22 pm
     
    Week 12 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2355th)
  • Doug Martin got many 1st-team reps this week
    According to the Tampa Bay Times, Doug Martin (questionable, ankle) got "many of the reps with the first team during drills."

    Advice: Martin missed the last three games with his ankle injury. He returns to a backfield that was dominated by third-round rookie Charles Sims last week, and also has Bobby Rainey available. Martin should have an opportunity to regain a role, although he's been among the worst backs in the league since the start of last season. The Bucs run-scheme has been a disaster under rookie OC Marcus Arroyo, and rank last in the NFC with just 217 attempts. We might get more clarity by the time Sunday inactives are announced, but for now Sims is a risky RB3 only. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 1:18 pm
     
    Questionable
    Week 12 Projected Points & Rank
    5.11 (211th)
  • Browns officially activate Josh Gordon
    Browns activated Josh Gordon from exempt/commissioner permission list.

    Advice: LB Keith Pough was waived in a corresponding move. The Browns have hinted all week Gordon will be on a snap count Week 12, but his upside alone makes him a must start against the Falcons. He is Rotoworld's No. 8 wide receiver play this week. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:08 am
     
    Week 12 Projected Points & Rank
    10.68 (56th)
  • 'Very, very low' chance Arian Foster suits up
    ESPN Texans reporter Tania Ganguli said the chances Arian Foster (groin, questionable) plays Week 12 against the Bengals are "very, very low."

    Advice: Foster did not practice on Thursday or Friday. The Texans are still calling Foster a "game-time decision," but every indication is Foster will miss his second straight game. Alfred Blue saw 36 carries as Foster's replacement Week 11. He will be a borderline RB1 against the Bengals' struggling run defense. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 5:51 am
     
    Questionable
    Week 12 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2327th)
  • Doug Martin (ankle) listed as questionable
    Doug Martin (ankle) is listed as questionable for Week 12.

    Advice: Martin was limited throughout the week, but reportedly looked healthy during practice Friday. The Tampa Bay Times expects him to return Sunday. Martin's role is up in the air after missing the last three games. Rookie Charles Sims (ankle) is also listed as questionable. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 4:23 pm
     
    Questionable
    Week 12 Projected Points & Rank
    5.11 (211th)
  • Lamar Miller (knee, shoulder) is questionable
    Lamar Miller is now fighting a knee injury in addition to the shoulder issue he's been battling.

    Advice: Miller suffered a shoulder sprain back in Week 9, but got over it reasonably quickly and earned a "probable" tag ahead of Week 11. That appears to be on the back burner now as a mid-week knee injury is what has him listed "questionable." The good news is Miller got in limited practices on Thursday and Friday, and stated he expects to play. The bad news is that Sunday's game at Denver is a 4:25pm ET start and the backup situation is murky. In Week 11, Daniel Thomas played 25 snaps and got five touches (all rushes). More talented Damien Williams played nine snaps and got two touches (all catches). Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 3:03 pm
     
    Questionable
    Week 12 Projected Points & Rank
    8.93 (91st)
  • Larry Fitzgerald questionable, will be GTD
    Larry Fitzgerald (knee) is listed as questionable for Week 12.

    Advice: Fitzgerald didn't practice all week, but hasn't ruled out playing through his Grade 2 MCL sprain. The Cardinals expect him to be a game-time decision. Even if he suits up, Fitzgerald won't be a recommended fantasy option at Seattle. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 2:03 pm
     
    Week 12 Projected Points & Rank
    6.03 (176th)
  • Reggie Bush listed as questionable
    Reggie Bush (ankle) is listed as questionable for Week 12.

    Advice: He was limited in practice each day this week. Bush figures to return and share passing-down snaps with Theo Riddick behind Joique Bell. Bell is the only realistic fantasy option in Detroit's backfield at this point. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 1:05 pm
     
    Week 12 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2355th)
  • Arian Foster doesn't practice, 'questionable'
    Arian Foster (groin) didn't practice on Friday and is listed as questionable for Week 12 against the Bengals.

    Advice: Foster didn't practice on Thursday or Friday. The Texans continue to claim he'll be a "game-time decision," but at this point it would be a major surprise if he played. Look for Alfred Blue to continue to carry the mail in Houston's backfield. Jonathan Grimes will be the third-down and change-of-pace back. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 12:09 pm
     
    Questionable
    Week 12 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2327th)
  • Lamar Miller listed as questionable
    Lamar Miller (shoulder) is listed as questionable for Week 12.

    Advice: There have been no indications that Miller's playing status is in danger for Sunday's clash with the Broncos. Miller's fantasy owners need to continue to monitor the situation, but he can be penciled in as a lower-end RB2. Per the Miami Herald's Barry Jackson, Miller "expects to play Sunday." Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 11:56 am
     
    Questionable
    Week 12 Projected Points & Rank
    8.93 (91st)
  • Julio Jones listed probable
    Julio Jones (illness) is probable for Week 12.

    Advice: He'll be a low-end WR1 play against Joe Haden's Browns. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 11:53 am
     
    Week 12 Projected Points & Rank
    10.66 (57th)
  • Larry Fitzgerald to be game-day decision
    Coach Bruce Arians called Larry Fitzgerald (knee) a game-time decision for Sunday's clash with Seattle.

    Advice: Fitzgerald missed practice for the third straight day and his availability won't be known until just before kickoff. Cards-Seahawks has a 4:05 ET start, so fantasy owners should be looking elsewhere in WR3 slots this week. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 11:49 am
     
    Week 12 Projected Points & Rank
    6.03 (176th)
  • Report: Jonas Gray overslept, got sent home
    FOX Sports' Mike Garofolo reports Jonas Gray was late to the Patriots' facility on Friday because he overslept.

    Advice: Per Garofolo, Gray's "phone died," which he was ostensibly relying upon as an alarm. He drove straight to Gillette Stadium, but was promptly sent home by the Patriots' coaching staff. Garofolo reports Gray has texted teammates to apologize, including Tom Brady. He is "hoping" to get Bill Belichick to hear his side of the story "this afternoon." We wish young Jonas the best of luck. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 11:38 am
     
    Week 12 Projected Points & Rank
    3.75 (2397th)
  • Julius Thomas officially DNP on Friday
    Broncos coach John Fox conceded Julius Thomas (questionable, ankle) was unable to do much on the practice field Friday.

    Advice: Although Thomas is listed as questionable, he's shaping up as a not-great bet to play versus Miami. "We could have called him limited, but it was closer to DNP," were Fox's words. Officially, Thomas is a game-time decision. We don't expect to have a great idea of his status until just before Sunday's game. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 11:07 am
     
    Questionable
    Week 12 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1852nd)
  • Jonas Gray shows up late to Patriots facility
    ESPN Boston's Mike Reiss reports Jonas Gray was not permitted to practice on Friday because he showed up late to the Patriots' facility.

    Advice: Uh oh. The Patriots are a zero-tolerance team when it comes to matters like this, and for as great as Gray was in fantasy football last week, he is a replaceable player. That is especially the case after New England signed LeGarrette Blount to a two-year deal on Thursday. Gray's usage for Week 12 against the Lions is now entirely uncertain. Blount could steal his role. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 11:02 am
     
    Week 12 Projected Points & Rank
    3.75 (2397th)
  • Larry Fitzgerald misses 3rd straight practice
    Larry Fitzgerald (knee) missed his third straight practice Friday.

    Advice: As expected. Fitzgerald is dealing with a relatively severe MCL sprain and will try to play Sunday, although there's a very good chance he'd be doing so at significantly less than 100 percent. He's someone to avoid in fantasy. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 10:23 am
     
    Week 12 Projected Points & Rank
    6.03 (176th)
  • Dwayne Allen out for Week 12, Fleener to start
    Dwayne Allen (ankle) has been ruled out for Week 12 against the Jaguars.

    Advice: As expected. Coby Fleener will get the start and be an every-down player in place of Allen. He's a plug-and-play TE1 against Jacksonville's bottom-third defense. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 9:59 am
     
    Week 12 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1866th)
  • Dwayne Allen DNP again Friday, likely out Sun.
    Dwayne Allen (ankle) remained sidelined at Friday's practice.

    Advice: Allen has missed practice all week and is fully expected to sit out Week 12 against the Jaguars. Coby Fleener is a plug-and-play mid-to-high TE1. Allen is believed to be dealing with a high-ankle sprain. Consider him week-to-week. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 8:22 am
     
    Week 12 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1866th)
  • Julio Jones (illness) back at practice
    Julio Jones (illness) returned to practice Friday.

    Advice: As expected. There's a bug going around the Falcons' locker room, but Julio is fine for his date with Joe Haden on Sunday. He's our No. 11 receiver for Week 12. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 8:15 am
     
    Week 12 Projected Points & Rank
    10.66 (57th)
  • Hill expected to lead Bengals in carries Sun.
    The Cincinnati Enquirer's Paul Dehner expects a 65:35 split favoring Jeremy Hill in the Bengals backfield Week 12 against the Texans.

    Advice: Sounds about right. Hill has severely outplayed Bernard this season, averaging 5.73 YPC in his three starts compared to 4.09 for Gio. Earlier this week, OC Hue Jackson hinted at easing Bernard back into the mix after his three-game absence. Bernard also worked with the receivers last week, suggesting he'll be featured more as a pass-catcher out of the backfield while Hill hammers it between the tackles. Hill is a strong RB2 with RB1 upside. Bernard is merely a FLEX. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 6:43 am
     
    Week 12 Projected Points & Rank
    9.17 (88th)
  • Doug Martin (ankle) still limited on Thurs.
    Doug Martin (ankle) remained limited on Thursday.

    Advice: It's not a given that Martin suits up for Sunday's game against the Bears, but he's trending in the right direction. Most signs point toward Martin being the Bucs' No. 3 back behind Charles Sims and Bobby Rainey upon his return, though it's possible he'll slot in ahead of Rainey. We just won't know until the Bucs play. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 3:51 pm
     
    Questionable
    Week 12 Projected Points & Rank
    5.11 (211th)
  • Arian Foster (groin) to be game-time call
    Arian Foster (groin) will be a game-time decision for Week 12.

    Advice: It's the same thing coach Bill O'Brien said last week, though Foster didn't come close to suiting up against the Browns. Foster was downgraded to "DNP" on Thursday after being "limited" on Wednesday. He appears to have slightly better odds of suiting up for Week 12 than he did in Week 11, but his status still remains murky, at best. Foster will be a top-five RB1 if he goes, but owners can't be counting on it. Keep Alfred Blue on speed dial as a plug-and-play RB2. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 1:27 pm
     
    Questionable
    Week 12 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2327th)
  • Reggie Bush (ankle) limited on Thursday
    Reggie Bush (ankle) remained "limited" on Thursday.

    Advice: We'd like to see Bush get in a "full" session on Friday, but he's trending toward returning for Sunday's outdoor game against the Patriots. Always more effective in domes, Bush will be a mid-range RB3 if he gives it a go for Week 12. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 1:19 pm
     
    Week 12 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2355th)
  • Fitzgerald expected to be game-time decision
    Larry Fitzgerald (MCL) is expected to be a game-time decision for Sunday's game against the Seahawks.

    Advice: Fitz "remains optimistic" despite missing Wednesday and Thursday's practices. We suppose that's good news, but there seems to be much more for the Cardinals to lose than gain by forcing Fitz out there on a bum knee against the league's best secondary. We'd ultimately expect him to sit. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 1:12 pm
     
    Week 12 Projected Points & Rank
    6.03 (176th)
  • Lamar Miller downgraded to 'limited' Thursday
    Lamar Miller (shoulder) was downgraded to "limited" on Thursday.

    Advice: A mid-week downgrade would typically be a concern, but we haven't come across any information about Miller tweaking his shoulder in Wednesday's practice. More than likely, the Dolphins are just limiting his practice reps ahead of a tough matchup with the Broncos. Miller will be a low-end RB2 for Week 12. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 12:49 pm
     
    Questionable
    Week 12 Projected Points & Rank
    8.93 (91st)
  • Julio Jones fully expected to play Week 12
    Julio Jones (illness) will return to practice on Friday, and is fully expected to play in Sunday's game against the Browns.

    Advice: Jones' health is not a concern for Sunday's showdown with Joe Haden. Jones' matchup makes him a lower-end WR1 for Week 12, but Jones is a WR1 any time he takes the field. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 11:18 am
     
    Week 12 Projected Points & Rank
    10.66 (57th)
  • Fitzgerald (knee) sitting again on Thursday
    Larry Fitzgerald (knee) remained sidelined at Cardinals practice on Thursday.

    Advice: Fitz is unlikely to get in any practice reps this week, and will at best be "questionable" on Friday's injury report. Speaking Wednesday, coach Bruce Arians said Fitz was "more sore than expected" as he battled a sprained MCL. It's hard to see the upside in playing Fitz at less than 100 percent against the Seahawks in Seattle. We'd ultimately expect him to sit. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 10:40 am
     
    Week 12 Projected Points & Rank
    6.03 (176th)
  • Julius Thomas (ankle) not practicing Thursday
    Julius Thomas (ankle) remained sidelined Thursday.

    Advice: Thomas came out for the team stretch, but was an observer once drills started. It appears there's a chance Thomas returns on Friday, getting in a limited session that will earn him a "questionable" tag for Week 12. Owners obviously need to have a back-up plan ready, but Thomas can't be ruled out just yet. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 10:19 am
     
    Questionable
    Week 12 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1852nd)
  • Pettine: Gordon ahead of where we expected
    Speaking Thursday, coach Mike Pettine said Josh Gordon is "maybe little ahead of where we expected."

    Advice: Gordon practiced Wednesday for the first time since August and it went well, with Brian Hoyer targeting him tons. Gordon's "pitch count" will be raised on Thursday, meaning the Browns will give him more reps ahead of Sunday's game against the Falcons. Pettine's pleasure with where Gordon is at physically and mentally right now bodes well for his chances of seeing something around 75-85 percent of the snaps in his 2014 debut. Although we wouldn't expect a massive game given the circumstances, he's a must-start in season-long formats. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 9:40 am
     
    Week 12 Projected Points & Rank
    10.68 (56th)
  • Dwayne Allen misses second straight practice
    Dwayne Allen (ankle) is not practicing Thursday.

    Advice: Yet to practice this week, Allen is trending toward sitting out Sunday. The Colts certainly don't need him to beat the Jaguars at home. It would leave Coby Fleener as a very interesting TE1 plug-n-play as the Jags give up the 11th-most fantasy points to tight ends. The often inefficient Fleener was spectacular after Allen went down against the Patriots last week, finishing with 7-144-0 on seven targets. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 9:09 am
     
    Week 12 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1866th)
  • Julio Jones not spotted again at practice
    Julio Jones (illness) was not spotted at the beginning of practice Thursday.

    Advice: Julio also missed Wednesday's practice with a bug. He's expected back Friday and it's not a major concern right now, but he does have to face Joe Haden this week. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 8:55 am
     
    Week 12 Projected Points & Rank
    10.66 (57th)
  • Browns say Josh Gordon will be on pitch count
    Coach Mike Pettine said Wednesday that Josh Gordon will be on a "pitch count" this week.

    Advice: It's a bit unclear if Pettine was referring to practices or Sunday's game against the Falcons. What is clear is that he's trying to temper expectations. "There needs to be a progression. The trap to fall into is, 'Hey, he's back and let's just go ahead and throw him out there for a bunch of plays.' There's certainly danger inherent in doing that," said Pettine, who also talked to Ross Tucker about research the Browns have done on higher injury rates after long layoffs. We're not expecting Gordon to play 100 percent of the snaps Sunday after three months off, but even a limited Gordon is a must-play in season-long formats. He's a legit All-Pro talent for a playoff-contending team desperately in need of weaponry. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 8:42 am
     
    Week 12 Projected Points & Rank
    10.68 (56th)
  • Colts, Cardinals put in claims for Ben Tate
    The Colts and Cardinals put in a waiver claim for Ben Tate earlier this week.

    Advice: The Vikings were awarded Tate because they have the worst record. It's an interesting nugget as it suggests that the Colts are looking for an upgrade on Dan "Boom" Herron as the backup to ineffective Trent Richardson. Meanwhile, Cardinals coach Bruce Arians has publicly complained about his team's struggles to run the ball as Andre Ellington is averaging just 3.03 YPC over the last eight games. The good news for Ellington owners is that Arians doesn't have anywhere else to turn right now -- Stepfan Taylor and Marion Grice are not threats. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 7:50 am
     
    Week 12 Projected Points & Rank
    6.12 (170th)
  • Pettine continues to hint at limits on Gordon
    Coach Mike Pettine continues to try to downplay the impact Josh Gordon will have in Sunday's game against the Falcons.

    Advice: Pettine mentioned to Ross Tucker about research the Browns have done on higher injury rates after long layoffs. Gordon has not been permitted to practice since training camp and is taking contact this week for the first time in 80 days. Of course, we're talking about an All-Pro talent on a team that is both desperate for offensive weaponry and clawing for a playoff berth. Even if Gordon is a bit limited in terms of snap count and volume, he's a must-play in season-long formats right away. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 6:21 am
     
    Week 12 Projected Points & Rank
    10.68 (56th)
  • Pettine defends Isaiah Crowell
    Browns coach Mike Pettine defended Isaiah Crowell's Week 11 lost fumble, crediting Texans ILB Brian Cushing with making a great play.

    Advice: The Browns appear to be increasingly committed to Crowell, sticking with him after the loose ball, and cutting Ben Tate. "I don't see him as having a fumbling problem," Pettine said. "I think he was trying to switch (hands with) the ball and got caught. I thought Cushing made a heck of a play. He hit right on top of it." The Cleveland Plain Dealer foresees the Browns using a "two-back rotation" of Crowell and Terrance West going forward. Crowell is the strongest fantasy option, at least for now. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 6:21 pm
     
    Week 12 Projected Points & Rank
    10.58 (60th)
  • RG3's work ethic a growing concern
    Based on conversations with the Redskins' old coaching staff, ESPN's Steve Young stated that he knows Robert Griffin III "doesn't put the time in."

    Advice: "I’ve talked to his previous coaches, people I really trust and admire, that know quarterbacks," Young said. "He doesn’t put the time in." Current Redskins coach Jay Gruden all but confirmed Young's comments by recently stating Griffin has "fundamental flaws" and his footwork is "not even close" to where it needs to be. On Wednesday, Gruden continued to dance around the topic and paint a rose-colored picture. "He could do more probably," Gruden acknowledged, "[but] he studies himself and he comes back with ideas the following day. Whether he's here or not, there's a lot of work you can do. ... I really think he works hard at it. He puts his work in." Dan Snyder will probably have to decide between RG3 and Gruden this offseason. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 6:00 pm
     
    Week 12 Projected Points & Rank
    15.84 (31st)
  • Jeremy Hill expected to get 'bulk of carries'
    Bengals.com's Geoff Hobson expects Jeremy Hill to handle "the bulk of the carries until (Gio) Bernard’s hip and shoulder click back into place."

    Advice: Playcaller Hue Jackson isn't naming a Week 12 starter, which leaves the door open for Hill to take over as the Bengals' primary runner, even with Bernard all set to play against the Texans. "I think my concern is keeping him healthy,’ Jackson said of Bernard, who missed the last three games. Asked if Hill has earned a bigger role, Jackson replied "I think he deserves it. ... I think Jeremy has done a tremendous job and he earns the right to play, there's no question about that. But it's always good to have two really good runners." Expect Hill to lead the Bengals in carries against Houston, and possibly carry the bulk of the workload the rest of the way. In fantasy, he's a borderline RB1. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 5:54 pm
     
    Week 12 Projected Points & Rank
    9.17 (88th)
  • Lamar Miller practicing in full for Week 12
    Lamar Miller (shoulder) is practicing in full for Week 12.

    Advice: He'll be ready to roll as a top-end RB2 against the Broncos after getting 10 days to rest up following last Thursday night's win. He looked healthy in Week 11. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 1:40 pm
     
    Questionable
    Week 12 Projected Points & Rank
    8.93 (91st)
  • Vikings land Ben Tate off waivers from Browns
    Vikings claimed RB Ben Tate off waivers from the Browns.

    Advice: On the surface, it makes sense. The Vikings were hoping to get Adrian Peterson back in the fold this week, but the NFL instead chose to suspend him for the remainder of the season. Minnesota also doesn't seem ready to hand the reins over to Jerick McKinnon, while Matt Asiata has seen his snaps cut since McKinnon came onto the scene. Asiata is also averaging a pitiful 2.08 YPC over the past five games. Look for Tate to take over as the short-yardage back, in addition to splitting reps between the 20s with McKinnon. It may take some time for Tate to learn OC Norv Turner's offense, so we're not rushing to the waiver wire to add Tate, who looked really bad for the Browns. He's merely an RB3 until proven otherwise. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 1:13 pm
     
    Week 12 Projected Points & Rank
    6.12 (170th)
  • Arian Foster practicing Wed, still day-to-day
    Arian Foster (groin) returned to practice Wednesday.

    Advice: The Texans refuse to elaborate on Foster. Coach Bill O'Brien continues to call him "day-to-day." Last week, however, O'Brien said he expects to have Foster back in the lineup for Week 12 against the Bengals. We probably won't know his status until later in the week. Check back Thursday for another update. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 12:54 pm
     
    Questionable
    Week 12 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2327th)
  • Reggie Bush (ankle) at practice Wednesday
    Reggie Bush (ankle) is practicing Wednesday.

    Advice: Bush was held out last week in an effort to get fully healthy. Barring a setback, he should play Sunday against the Patriots. Bush will be just an RB3/FLEX option. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 11:56 am
     
    Week 12 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2355th)
  • Doug Martin (ankle) limited Wednesday
    Doug Martin (ankle) was limited in Wednesday's practice.

    Advice: Martin is on track to return, but his role is up in the air. Bobby Rainey and Charles Sims have struggled in his absence, with the Bucs averaging just 84.3 rush yards over the last three games. Martin should be close to fully healthy after returning to practice last week. His status will be updated again on Thursday. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 11:48 am
     
    Questionable
    Week 12 Projected Points & Rank
    5.11 (211th)
  • Larry Fitzgerald doesn't practice Wednesday
    Larry Fitzgerald (knee) will not practice Wednesday.

    Advice: Fitzgerald is hoping to play through a Grade 2 MCL sprain, but is unlikely to get in much practice time. Coach Bruce Arians said his knee is "more sore than expected." More will be known on Fitzgerald's status later in the week. At less than 100 percent, he won't be a recommended fantasy option against Seattle. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 11:30 am
     
    Week 12 Projected Points & Rank
    6.03 (176th)
  • Josh Gordon back, ready to 'tear this league up'
    Josh Gordon told ex-Browns WR Nate Burleson that he plans to "tear this league up" upon his return from a 10-game suspension.

    Advice: Whooo boy! Via Burleson, Gordon recently said, "I'm going to lose 10-15 pounds. When I come back, I'm going to tear this league up." Observers at Browns practice Wednesday said Gordon looked sharp running routes and in shape during the 15 or so minutes open to the media. The Browns have alluded to easing Gordon back into the picture, but Falcons coach Mike Smith isn't buying it. And neither are we. Cleveland is in the middle of a dogfight for a playoff spot. Gordon is an otherworldly talent. Expect him to be plugged in as the X receiver and start ripping cornerbacks to shreds. We're on board with firing Gordon up as an immediate WR1. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 10:59 am
     
    Week 12 Projected Points & Rank
    10.68 (56th)
  • Julius Thomas not practicing Wednesday
    Julius Thomas (ankle) is not practicing Wednesday.

    Advice: Thomas stretched with his teammates before taking the rest of the day off. He's not in a walking boot or limping around, so he appears to at least have a chance at playing Week 12. There are better tight end options to handcuff Thomas with than his backup Jacob Tamme. Tamme looked bad in Week 11 relief. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 10:50 am
     
    Questionable
    Week 12 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1852nd)
  • Brandon Bostick still not practicing
    Brandon Bostick (hip) remains sidelined at Packers practice.

    Advice: Bostick has been a non-factor all season. He's lightyears from re-draft relevance. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 10:27 am
     
    Week 12 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1854th)
  • Dwayne Allen (ankle) not practicing Wednesday
    Dwayne Allen (ankle) is not practicing Wednesday.

    Advice: As expected. The Colts initially believed Allen suffered a high-ankle sprain last Sunday night, but they've recently labeled him as day-to-day. Allen has said he hopes to play Week 12 against the Jaguars. He's not off on the right foot for that to happen. It's likely to be Coby Fleener and Jack Doyle on Sunday. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 9:21 am
     
    Week 12 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1866th)
  • Desmond Trufant likely to shadow Josh Gordon
    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution expects Falcons CB Desmond Trufant to shadow Josh Gordon in Week 12.

    Advice: It looks like a tough matchup on paper for Gordon. Trufant (6-foot, 190) is Pro Football Focus' No. 9 cover corner on the season, but he's been lucky to miss A.J. Green and Calvin Johnson, who were hurt, in Weeks 2 and 8, respectively. Trufant has fared relatively well against Mike Evans, Vincent Jackson, and Alshon Jeffery, however. We still like Gordon as a must-start WR1 versus Atlanta. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 7:52 am
     
    Week 12 Projected Points & Rank
    10.68 (56th)
  • NFL credits Jonas Gray with 201 yards Week 11
    The NFL and Elias Sports Bureau made a stat change Tuesday, crediting Jonas Gray with 37 carries for 201 yards and four touchdowns in Week 11 against the Colts.

    Advice: Gray had a previous rushing line of 38-199-4. He had a minus-two-yard rush nullified because of a penalty. This is huge news if you play in a league with bonuses for 200-plus yards rushing, which many do. Gray will likely be the most heavily added player in Week 12, but we need to temper expectations. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 5:30 am
     
    Week 12 Projected Points & Rank
    3.75 (2397th)
  • Ben Tate likely to be claimed before Colts
    Bleacher Report's Jason Cole reports ex-Browns RB Ben Tate "will be claimed" by a team before the Colts in the waiver order.

    Advice: The Colts are 21st in line on waivers. There aren't any real obvious fits ahead of them, though the Ravens make some sense at 19th. Ex-Texans coach Gary Kubiak and OC Rick Dennison are now in Baltimore. Tate played for Kubiak for four seasons. The Ravens have Justin Forsett locked in atop the depth chart, but Lorenzo Taliaferro and Bernard Pierce haven't mustered up much behind Forsett in recent weeks. The Dolphins could also make some sense at 20th, as coach Joe Philbin seems to love plodding backs. This is purely speculation on our end. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 5:23 pm
     
    Week 12 Projected Points & Rank
    6.12 (170th)
  • Report: Colts considering claiming Ben Tate
    ESPN reports the Colts have "begun researching" ex-Browns RB Ben Tate, and "appear interested in possibly claiming him" off waivers.

    Advice: It would be an obvious fit, as the Colts have essentially no depth at running back after placing Ahmad Bradshaw (leg) on injured reserve. Trent Richardson is averaging 3.4 yards per carry, and Dan Herron has only 31 career totes. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 3:49 pm
     
    Week 12 Projected Points & Rank
    6.12 (170th)
  • Dwayne Allen likely to miss Week 12?
    ESPN Colts blogger Mike Wells expects Dwayne Allen (ankle) to miss Week 12.

    Advice: Wells' assertion is based largely on the fact that Indy signed TE Weslye Saunders on Tuesday, but that's indeed usually a tell-tale sign. Of course, it's possible the Colts are simply giving themselves insurance in the event Allen can't go against the Jaguars. His status will be updated on Wednesday. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 2:06 pm
     
    Week 12 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1866th)
  • Report: Steelers have 'no interest' in Tate
    ESPN's Scott Brown reports the Steelers have "no interest" in waived RB Ben Tate.

    Advice: Tate has been linked to the Steelers both by reports and pure speculation, but it's apparently not happening. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports the Steelers are prepared to go forward with Josh Harris and Dri Archer behind Le'Veon Bell. Pittsburgh's running game would immediately go in the tank were Bell to get injured, but it's not as if Tate has been an impact player this season. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 12:08 pm
     
    Week 12 Projected Points & Rank
    6.12 (170th)
  • Report: Steelers may have looked into Tate al
    NFL Network's Aditi Kinkhabwala reports "someone on the Steelers' staff" called a Browns counterpart to ask about Ben Tate's release on Tuesday morning.

    Advice: It would seem odd for the Steelers to be interested in a malcontent back after releasing one of their own on Tuesday, but they now have a gaping hole behind Le'Veon Bell on the depth chart. Although he has not played well this season, Tate appears poised to draw much more interest than LeGarrette Blount. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 11:33 am
     
    Week 12 Projected Points & Rank
    6.12 (170th)
  • IND interested in Tate if he clears waivers?
    The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports the Colts are unlikely to claim ex-Browns RB Ben Tate on waivers, but will "likely" be interested if he clears.

    Advice: It's unclear if beat writer Mary Kay Cabot is simply spitballing, but she is reliable. Cabot reports the Broncos are "not interested." Tate is likely to draw more interest than fellow released back LeGarrette Blount, as he's younger, and has a much-shorter trail of incidents. Indy makes almost too much sense as a landing spot after the Colts lost Ahmad Bradshaw. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 10:51 am
     
    Week 12 Projected Points & Rank
    6.12 (170th)
  • Expect different plan from Patriots vs. DET
    ESPN Boston expects a "different offensive approach" out of the Patriots in Sunday's Week 12 game against the Lions.

    Advice: Recent Patriot gameplans when facing the Colts have been to smash them in the mouth with power runs. That is not going to work against a Lions defense that leads the league in rush yards allowed per game (68.8), YPC allowed (3.03) and is tied for second in touchdowns allowed (4). It's risky to project Bill Belichick's thoughts, but this certainly feels like a Shane Vereen game. Gray is a riskier RB2 than many think off his four-touchdown outburst. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 9:59 am
     
    Week 12 Projected Points & Rank
    3.75 (2397th)
  • Browns cut ties with disgruntled RB Ben Tate
    Browns waived RB Ben Tate.

    Advice: Tate has been whining about his role after falling behind rookies Terrance West and Isaiah Crowell. He had only two carries in Sunday's loss, and was averaging just 2.15 YPC over his last six games. Tate's two-year free-agent deal from March contained no guaranteed money beyond this season. The Browns will establish a two-back committee going forward, with Crowell sliding ahead of West lately. Tate figures to draw interest from multiple teams, with the Colts a potential fit after losing Ahmad Bradshaw. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 8:09 am
     
    Week 12 Projected Points & Rank
    6.12 (170th)
  • Julius Thomas (ankle) not in a walking boot
    Julius Thomas (ankle) was not in a walking boot Monday and was not walking with a limp.

    Advice: This confirms that Thomas does not have any serious kind of sprain. He was also spotted slipping a basketball shoe onto his nicked up wheel, a great sign that there's no swelling. Although Thomas remains questionable for Week 12 against the Dolphins, he's certainly not ruled out and truly appears day to day. Jacob Tamme is the weak handcuff for owners seeking insurance. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 5:25 am
     
    Questionable
    Week 12 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1852nd)
  • Reggie Bush says he'll be back for Week 12
    Reggie Bush (ankle) expects to return for Week 12.

    Advice: Bush said the week off helped his ankle. It's worth noting that Bush is habitually overly optimistic about his odds of suiting up, but it didn't seem like he was in for a long-term absence when he was shut down for Week 11. Bush should tentatively be expected to return as a FLEX option for Sunday's outdoor meeting with the Patriots, returning Theo Riddick to No. 3 duties. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 1:36 pm
     
    Week 12 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2355th)
  • Pettine explains Tate's depth chart tumble
    Coach Mike Pettine says Ben Tate has fallen behind Isaiah Crowell and Terrance West on the depth chart because the Browns have been looking for more "explosiveness."

    Advice: "It's explosiveness with the young backs," Pettine said. "Just a little more pop." Pettine's comments jibe with the reality, as Tate's YPC has slumped to 3.1. West hasn't been much better at 3.6, but Crowell is managing 4.6. The Browns' running back corps remains a weekly crapshoot where Tate could randomly take on big workloads, but he's an RB4/5 for fantasy purposes after handling all of two touches in Sunday's loss to the Texans. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 1:29 pm
     
    Week 12 Projected Points & Rank
    6.12 (170th)
  • Colts confirm Dwayne Allen is day to day
    Speaking Monday, Colts coach Chuck Pagano confirmed Dwayne Allen (ankle) is day to day.

    Advice: Allen has avoided a high-ankle sprain, but isn't out of the woods for Week 12 just yet. It's possible he'll end up a game-time decision for Sunday's game against the Jaguars. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 1:04 pm
     
    Week 12 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1866th)
  • Julius Thomas (ankle) questionable for Wk 12
    The Denver Post confirms that Julius Thomas' ankle injury is "not as bad as initially feared," but believes it "might be difficult" for him to suit up in Week 12.

    Advice: Both local and national outlets are now reporting that Thomas has avoided serious injury, but considering his history of ankle issues, we agree with the assessment that he's questionable — at best — for Week 12. Thomas almost certainly won't practice on Wednesday, and it might be difficult to gauge his status before Friday. Owners need to have a back-up plan at the ready. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 12:40 pm
     
    Questionable
    Week 12 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1852nd)
  • Redskins sticking with Robert Griffin III
    The Redskins aren't considering benching Robert Griffin III.

    Advice: However, coach Jay Gruden was fairly blunt with his assessment of RGIII in Sunday's ugly loss, saying he displayed some "fundamental flaws," and that his footwork was "not even close" to where it needs to be. Gruden's comments run in direct opposition to Griffin's, who largely placed the blame for his dismal performance on his teammates. Gruden took umbrage with those comments. "Robert needs to worry about himself, Gruden said. "I'll worry about everybody else." Griffin is not playing well — and is clearly on his coach's nerves — but remains miles ahead of Colt McCoy and Kirk Cousins. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 12:10 pm
     
    Week 12 Projected Points & Rank
    15.84 (31st)
  • Dwayne Allen 'hopeful' he'll play in Week 12
    Dwayne Allen (ankle) says he's day to day, and "hopeful" of playing in Week 12 against the Jaguars.

    Advice: Allen's words cut against the report that he suffered a high-ankle sprain, but players are always overly optimistic about return timetables. For now, Allen should be considered no better than 50-50 to suit up next Sunday. Owners need to have a back-up plan in place. Allen's status will be updated no later than the Colts' Wednesday return to practice. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 11:35 am
     
    Week 12 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1866th)
  • Broncos calling Julius Thomas 'day to day'
    ESPN's Chris Mortensen reports the Broncos consider Julius Thomas (ankle) "day to day."

    Advice: Per Mort, the Broncos are not "overly concerned." It's obviously encouraging news, but Thomas has a long history of ankle issues. He shouldn't be considered out of the woods for Week 12 just yet. Thomas' status will be updated no later than Wednesday, when the Broncos return to practice. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 10:56 am
     
    Questionable
    Week 12 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1852nd)
  • Marvin Lewis on Jeremy Hill: A 'complete' RB
    Following Sunday's 152-yard gashing of the Saints, Bengals coach Marvin Lewis referred to Jeremy Hill as "a very complete player."

    Advice: Averaging 4.92 YPC on 113 carries during his rookie year, Hill has shown the ability to be a true foundation back and a centerpiece of Cincinnati's offense. "Jeremy is such a tough runner," observed Lewis. "As he keeps going and just becomes a Bengal and just plays football, he'll only be more and more impressive. "He's got a lot of ability - he's strong, he can cut and run, he's got great speed, great vision and can catch the football. He's a very complete player. As a young guy, he's showing a lot right now. We've got to feel good about that." Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 10:16 am
     
    Week 12 Projected Points & Rank
    9.17 (88th)
  • Fitzgerald expects to play through MCL sprain
    Larry Fitzgerald expects to play through a Grade 2 MCL sprain.

    Advice: Fitzgerald was able to finish Sunday's win over the Lions despite suffering the injury in the first half. A Grade 2 sprain is the middle grade, so even though he says he'll play against the Seahawks Sunday we wouldn't be so sure. Talented rookie John Brown would get a big boost if Fitzgerald has to sit, although the matchup with the Legion of Boom is clearly not ideal. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 9:33 am
     
    Week 12 Projected Points & Rank
    6.03 (176th)
  • Wait over: Josh Gordon officially reinstated
    Josh Gordon is officially reinstated off suspension as of Monday.

    Advice: The three-month wait is finally over. Gordon is now cleared for normal activities without restriction, meaning he'll participate in practice this week for the first time since August. Although coaches haven't been permitted to be in contact with him during the suspension, he has been allowed to work out at the facility and is reportedly in excellent shape. We'd expect him to hit the ground running in a Kyle Shanahan offense that is predicated on a strong run game and a voluminous/effective "X" receiver. Gordon can certainly be that, as evidenced by his jaw-dropping 87-1646-9 line in 14 games last season. Barring something unforeseen later in the week, we'd fire him up right away against Atlanta in Week 12. Rotoworld.com
    Nov 17, 8:15 am
     
    Week 12 Projected Points & Rank
    10.68 (56th)
  • Report: Dwayne Allen has a high ankle sprain
    The Colts believe Dwayne Allen suffered a high ankle sprain in Sunday night's loss to the Patriots.

    Advice: High ankle sprains can vary in severity from the kind that only cost Jamaal Charles one game earlier this year to the kind that can sideline a player for a month or more. So we'll have to wait for further testing results before getting a timetable on Allen. But it's certainly not a good injury for a supremely talented player whose career was already stunted by a severe hip injury in 2013. With Allen sidelined for the majority of Sunday night's game, Coby Fleener put 7-144-0 on the Patriots. Rotoworld.com
    Nov 17, 6:33 am
     
    Week 12 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1866th)
  • Pettine on RBs: We're not going to pick one
    When asked about his running back rotation following Sunday's loss to the Texans, coach Mike Pettine said, "We're not just going to pick one."

    Advice: In Week 9, Isaiah Crowell got zero carries while Terrance West led the way with 15. Week 10 saw West pile up 26 carries compared to 12 for Crowell and 10 for Ben Tate. On Sunday, Crowell surprisingly got the nod for 14 totes, seven more than West and Tate combined. "It's something we'll look at week to week," Pettine said. "When you go in a game-plan situation you look at what gives us the best chance to win." More often than not, Crowell is going to be the Browns' best option. Despite a Week 11 fumble (that he was not punished for), he'll be the best bet to carry the mail against the Falcons in Week 12. Rotoworld.com
    Nov 17, 5:30 am
     
    Week 12 Projected Points & Rank
    10.58 (60th)
  • Dwayne Allen leaves stadium in walking boot
    Dwayne Allen left the stadium in a walking boot following Sunday night's loss to the Patriots.

    Advice: Allen went down with an ankle injury in the second quarter and did not return. He's headed for an MRI on Monday to determine the severity of his injury. With Allen sidelined, Coby Fleener ripped off a 7-144-0 line. Rotoworld.com
    Nov 17, 5:22 am
     
    Week 12 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1866th)
  • Jonas Gray explodes for 199 yards, 4 TDs
    Jonas Gray had 38 carries for 199 yards and four touchdowns in Sunday night's Week 11 win over the Colts.

    Advice: The Patriots featured Gray in a workhorse role, giving him the majority of snaps over Shane Vereen. It's a similar strategy to what New England did to the Colts in the playoffs last year, when they rode LeGarrette Blount and Stevan Ridley to six touchdowns. Gray got goal-line and early-down work over Vereen, who finished with five touches. All four of his touchdowns came from inside the five-yard line. Gray should continue to get the bulk of the carries going forward, but is going to be hard to trust in a Week 12 matchup against the Lions. Available in 80 percent of Yahoo leagues, Gray needs to be owned in all formats. Rotoworld.com
    Nov 16, 9:37 pm
     
    Week 12 Projected Points & Rank
    3.75 (2397th)
  • Larry Fitzgerald headed for MRI on knee
    Larry Fitzgerald will undergo a Monday MRI on his right knee.

    Advice: Fitzgerald injured his MCL during the first half of Sunday's win over the Lions. He returned to game for the second half and caught a game-clinching pass on the final drive. Given that he was able to finish it out, we'd expect him to be fine for Week 12. Rotoworld.com
    Nov 16, 5:30 pm
     
    Week 12 Projected Points & Rank
    6.03 (176th)
  • Larry Fitzgerald limited to two catches
    Larry Fitzgerald caught 2-of-4 targets for 33 yards in Arizona's Week 11 win over the Lions.

    Advice: It was a bad day that nearly got a whole lot worse, as Fitz tweaked his left knee late in the first half. It came on a "hospital ball" from Drew Stanton, as the backup quarterback led Fitz directly into a huge hit. Fitz went on to play through a "probable" tag in the second half, but drew only one target after the break. Fitz appeared to be returning to WR2 status over the past month, but Stanton is going to be a drain on his value. He's a boom-or-bust WR3. Rotoworld.com
    Nov 16, 4:40 pm
     
    Week 12 Projected Points & Rank
    6.03 (176th)
  • Julio Jones goes 6-59 in Week 11 win
    Julio Jones caught six passes for 59 yards in the Falcons' Week 11 win over the Panthers.

    Advice: Jones was unable to cash in on a dream matchup, as he watched Roddy White score the Falcons' lone touchdown. Julio was still targeted 11 times, but hasn't found the end zone since Week 3. Things won't be easy for Jones next week against the Browns. Expect Julio to see plenty of Joe Haden. Rotoworld.com
    Nov 16, 2:46 pm
     
    Week 12 Projected Points & Rank
    10.66 (57th)
  • Julius Thomas appears to avoid 'high' sprain
    According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, the ankle sprain Julius Thomas sustained Sunday is not thought to be a "high" sprain.

    Advice: Thomas went down in the first quarter of Sunday's loss at St. Louis and was ruled out for the day shortly thereafter. He likely has something more than a mere Grade 1 sprain, but the lack of a "high" component is encouraging as he preps for a Monday MRI. Backup Jacob Tamme had 4-31-0 on 10 targets in a relief role Sunday. Rotoworld.com
    Nov 16, 2:43 pm
     
    Questionable
    Week 12 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1852nd)
  • Isaiah Crowell takes over as CLE feature back
    Isaiah Crowell took over as the Browns' feature back in Sunday's Week 11 loss to the Texans, rushing 14 times for 61 yards and securing 2-of-4 targets for 30 additional yards.

    Advice: Perhaps most promisingly, the Browns stuck with Crowell after he lost a second-quarter fumble; ball security has been an issue for the promising rookie in the past. Crowell finished with 16 touches compared to Terrance West's five and Ben Tate's two. The Browns can revert to a "hot-hand" approach at any moment, but Crowell has all along been their best option in the backfield. He will be a flex play with upside when Cleveland takes on Atlanta in Week 12. Rotoworld.com
    Nov 16, 2:41 pm
     
    Week 12 Projected Points & Rank
    10.58 (60th)
  • RGIII disapoints against Bucs
    Robert Griffin III completed 23-of-32 passes for 207 yards with one touchdown and two interceptions in Sunday's Week 11 loss to the Bucs.

    Advice: Griffin threw interceptions on the first two drives, including a pick-six to Bucs CB Jonathan Banks. The interceptions both came on deflections, but Griffin missed open throws to DeSean Jackson downfield and wasn't accurate in the short pass game. His touchdown came on a 30-yard screen pass to Roy Helu at the end of the first half. Griffin added six carries for 41 yards and continued to look good as a runner. It's a disappointing performance in a matchup with a Bucs secondary playing without starting CB Alterraun Verner. Griffin will be just a QB2 option in Week 12 against the 49ers. Rotoworld.com
    Nov 16, 1:22 pm
     
    Week 12 Projected Points & Rank
    15.84 (31st)
  • Jeremy Hill drops 165 total yards on Saints
    Jeremy Hill rushed 27 times for 152 yards in Cincinnati's Week 11 win over the Saints, adding a 13-yard reception.

    Advice: The only negative for Hill's owners was that he got held out of the end zone. Hill extended runs all afternoon long, especially in the fourth quarter as the Saints desperately needed a stop. Hill was allowed to get into a rhythm one week after the Bengals went away from the run in their ugly loss to the Browns, and he responded by almost single-handedly killing the clock. Hill has now rushed 63 times for 361 yards (5.73 YPC) in the three games Giovani Bernard has missed with a hip injury. Those are high-end RB1 numbers, but Bernard is tentatively expected back for Week 12. Rotoworld.com
    Nov 16, 1:21 pm
     
    Week 12 Projected Points & Rank
    9.17 (88th)
  • Reggie Bush officially inactive vs. Cardinals
    Reggie Bush (ankle) is inactive for Week 11 against the Cardinals.

    Advice: As is Brandon Pettigrew (foot). Bush's absence leaves Theo Riddick as the Lions' third-down back behind early-down hammer Joique Bell. Riddick is a low-end FLEX play. Bush should be considered week to week. Also inactive for the Lions are DT Nick Fairley, RG Larry Warford, QB Kellen Moore, DE Larry Webster and WR Ryan Broyles. Rotoworld.com
    Nov 16, 12:00 pm
     
    Week 12 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2355th)
  • Julius Thomas done for day with ankle injury
    Julius Thomas exited Week 11 against the Rams with an ankle injury and is out for the remainder of the game.

    Advice: Thomas was hurt making a two-yard catch early in the first quarter. He limped off the field and into the locker room after totaling three yards on two catches. Jacob Tamme is now in the game at tight end. Virgil Green is already out with an injury of his own. Thomas has battled ankle injuries in the past. Rotoworld.com
    Nov 16, 10:39 am
     
    Questionable
    Week 12 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1852nd)
  • Report: Browns to start Isaiah Crowell at RB
    ESPN Cleveland's Tony Grossi reports "it appears" the Browns will start Isaiah Crowell at running back against the Texans.

    Advice: It's something of a surprise move after the Browns benched Crowell for a faux-fumble in last week's win over Cincinnati. Perhaps the coaching staff watched the tape and felt bad about it, and this is the way they are compensating. We still fully expect a "hot-hand" approach in the Browns' backfield, but Crowell appears likely to get the first shot to establish it. He's a high-upside, but risky flex option. The same can be said for both Terrance West and Ben Tate. In other news, Cleveland's Week 11 inactives are WR Rodney Smith, DB Johnson Bademosi, CB Pierre Desir, RB Glenn Winston, OL Vinston Painter, TE Jordan Cameron, and LB Keith Pough. Rotoworld.com
    Nov 16, 8:59 am
     
    Week 12 Projected Points & Rank
    10.58 (60th)
  • Texans declare Week 11 inactives
    Texans declared RB Arian Foster, QB Tom Savage, WR DeVier Posey, CB Kareem Jackson, S Josh Aubrey, LB Max Bullough, and T Jeff Adams inactive for Week 11 against the Browns.

    Advice: As expected, Alfred Blue will get the start at running back. The Texans are unusually banged up coming off their bye. Jackson is another big loss, as he would have covered Browns slot WR Andrew Hawkins in sub-packages. Rotoworld.com
    Nov 16, 8:46 am
     
    Questionable
    Week 12 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2327th)
  • Doug Martin (ankle) officially inactive
    Doug Martin (ankle) is officially inactive for Week 11.

    Advice: Martin was able to practice on a limited basis and will have a chance at returning next week. Bobby Rainey should get the majority of carries, with Charles Sims expected to see an expanded role. The rest of the Bucs inactives are WR Robert Herron, CB Alterraun Verner, DE Da'Quan Bowers, OT Kevin Pamphile, TE Luke Stocker, and CB C.J. Wilson. Rotoworld.com
    Nov 16, 8:33 am
     
    Questionable
    Week 12 Projected Points & Rank
    5.11 (211th)
  • Texans expect Foster back Week 12 vs. Bengals
    Coach Bill O'Brien said he expects Arian Foster (groin) back in the lineup Week 12 against the Bengals.

    Advice: Per O'Brien, Foster's groin issue is a "two-week" injury. So, Foster should be fine for the fantasy playoffs, which start Week 13 in most leagues. Alfred Blue will get the start Sunday against the Browns. He's a solid RB2 simply because of volume, but we recommend the Cleveland defense for streaming purposes. Rotoworld.com
    Nov 16, 6:32 am
     
    Questionable
    Week 12 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2327th)
  • RapSheet: Reggie Bush (ankle) to miss Week 11
    NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports Reggie Bush (ankle) will not play Week 11 against the Cardinals.

    Advice: ESPN's Ed Werder had it first on Saturday. Bush is expected to be back for Week 12. Joique Bell will get the start against Arizona's top-end run defense, with Theo Riddick handling all of his and Bush's touches as the space back. With 8-10 touches, Riddick is worth some FLEX consideration in PPR formats. Rotoworld.com
    Nov 16, 5:08 am
     
    Week 12 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2355th)
  • Report: Bush not expected to play Sunday
    ESPN's Ed Werder reports Reggie Bush (questionable, ankle) won't play in Sunday's game against the Cardinals.

    Advice: The Lions' website also considers Bush "unlikely" to play this week. Bush has been dealing with his ankle issue for over a month and is expected to be rested in an effort to get fully healthy. Joique Bell will start and handle the majority of carries, with Theo Riddick replacing Bush in the passing-back role. Rotoworld.com
    Nov 15, 11:38 am
     
    Week 12 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2355th)
  • Arian Foster (groin) officially out Week 11
    Texans officially ruled Arian Foster (groin) out for Week 11 against the Browns.

    Advice: Coach Bill O'Brien called Foster a game-day decision following Friday's practice, but he was never expected to play. Rookie Alfred Blue will get the start and should see a heavy workload with Ryan Mallett making his first NFL start. Blue is a solid RB2 against a struggling Cleveland rush defense. Rotoworld.com
    Nov 15, 9:43 am
     
    Questionable
    Week 12 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2327th)
  • Gordon will return 'w/o restrictions' Monday
    The NFL has confirmed that Josh Gordon will resume football activities "without restriction" when his suspension expires on Monday.

    Advice: In other words, he'll be all systems go for Week 12 against the Falcons, and beyond. "(He) will be clear to resume normal activities without restriction," AFC director of football communications Jon Zimmer said. Gordon will immediately slot back in as a WR1 in fantasy leagues. We'll get a better feel for whether Gordon is a high- or low-end WR1 when we see how he's utilized and how often he's targeted. The Browns are playing run-heavy football this year, after leading the NFL in 2013 pass attempts. Rotoworld.com
    Nov 14, 12:42 pm
     
    Week 12 Projected Points & Rank
    10.68 (56th)
  • Report: Arian Foster (groin) unlikely to play
    ESPN's Adam Schefter stated on SportsCenter Friday that Arian Foster (groin, questionable) is unlikely to play in Week 11 against the Browns.

    Advice: Technically, coach Bill O'Brien is calling Foster a game-day decision after he practiced "a little bit" on Friday. Multiple reports surfaced Friday that Foster will be out against Cleveland, giving Alfred Blue the start. "Right now it does not look promising," Schefter said of Foster's potential availability. "Signs not encouraging." Schefter expects a "heavy dose" of Alfred Blue against the Browns. Although Foster has had a great season when healthy, he has shown up on the weekly injury reports with four separate ailments. Blue will be an RB2 if he gets the nod at Cleveland. The Browns' defense is a recommended fantasy streamer against Houston's Ryan Mallett-led offense. Rotoworld.com
    Nov 14, 11:19 am
     
    Questionable
    Week 12 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2327th)
  • Doug Martin ruled out for Week 11
    Doug Martin (ankle) has been ruled out for Week 11.

    Advice: Martin practiced on Thursday and Friday, but the one-win Bucs have no urgency to play him. Martin has been droppable in fantasy leagues for a few weeks now. Rotoworld.com
    Nov 14, 10:20 am
     
    Questionable
    Week 12 Projected Points & Rank
    5.11 (211th)
  • Bostick ruled out for Week 11
    Brandon Bostick (hip) has been ruled out for Week 11 against the Eagles.

    Advice: Bostick played seven snaps last week, catching a one-yard touchdown. He can't get out of his own way this season, struggling to stay healthy, learn the playbook, and put together consistent practices. Bostick is a fantasy non-factor. Rotoworld.com
    Nov 14, 9:45 am
     
    Week 12 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1854th)
  • Shanahan 'can't wait' until Josh Gordon's back
    Browns OC Kyle Shanahan said he "can't wait" until Josh Gordon is back from suspension next week.

    Advice: "I can’t wait to get him back, looking forward to it," Shanahan said. "And as soon as he’s ready to go, we’ll make sure to work to get him the ball." Gordon has been around the team facility the past couple months, working out and catching passes off the Jugs machine, but he's eligible to return to the team Monday and get his first practice in Wednesday. Expect Gordon to slide right back in at X receiver, a position the Shanahan offense has targeted heavily in the past. He should be an immediate WR1. Rotoworld.com
    Nov 14, 6:27 am
     
    Week 12 Projected Points & Rank
    10.68 (56th)
  • Lamar Miller totals 98 yards versus Bills
    Lamar Miller rushed 15 times for 86 yards in Miami's Week 11 win over the Bills, adding two catches for an additional 12 yards.

    Advice: What a difference four days makes. Battling through a sprained AC joint, Miller looked infinitely healthier than he did in Sunday's loss to the Lions, lowering his shoulder on his first run of the game. He ceded seven touches to backups Damien Williams and Daniel Thomas, but this was not a committee like it was in Week 10. The best news is that Miller appeared to escape without setbacks, and now has 10 days to heal up for next week's trip to Denver. Miller will be a top-16 option for Week 12. Rotoworld.com
    Nov 13, 8:37 pm
     
    Questionable
    Week 12 Projected Points & Rank
    8.93 (91st)
  • Lamar Miller officially active versus Bills
    Lamar Miller (shoulder) is active for Week 11 against the Bills.

    Advice: Miller was expected to be active, but his role remains unclear. Most signs point toward another rotation with Damien Williams and Daniel Thomas, leaving Miller as a boom-or-bust RB2. Inactive for the Dolphins are LG Daryn Colledge, CB Cortland Finnegan, RB LaMichael James, DT Anthony Johnson, OG Billy Turner and DE Terrence Fede. Rotoworld.com
    Nov 13, 3:57 pm
     
    Questionable
    Week 12 Projected Points & Rank
    8.93 (91st)
  • Doug Martin back at Bucs practice Thursday
    Doug Martin (ankle) returned to Bucs practice Thursday.

    Advice: He'll likely be listed as "limited." There's now a chance Martin will be ready for Sunday's game against the Redskins, but it's far from a given. Even if Martin does return, it will likely be as the No. 3 on the depth chart behind Charles Sims and Bobby Rainey. Martin is no longer a consideration in 10-12 team leagues, and is barely on the radar in 14-team formats. Rotoworld.com
    Nov 13, 11:03 am
     
    Questionable
    Week 12 Projected Points & Rank
    5.11 (211th)
  • Brandon Bostick (hip) sidelined Thursday
    Packers TE Brandon Bostick (hip) remained sidelined Thursday.

    Advice: Bostick was in street clothes on the sideline. He appears poised to miss Week 11. Rotoworld.com
    Nov 13, 10:20 am
     
    Week 12 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1854th)
  • Lamar Miller to be part of rotation Thursday?
    The South Florida Sun-Sentinel expects Lamar Miller (probable, shoulder) to be part of a rotation again Thursday night.

    Advice: Miller's AC sprain limited him severely in Sunday's loss at Detroit, getting just five touches compared to 10 for Damien Williams and five for Daniel Thomas. Given the short week, we doubt Miller will be back to full strength for Thursday's game against Buffalo's quietly stout run defense. He's a very, very shaky RB2 bet. Rotoworld.com
    Nov 13, 8:05 am
     
    Questionable
    Week 12 Projected Points & Rank
    8.93 (91st)
  • Robert Griffin III practicing in full
    Robert Griffin III (ankle) is practicing in full ahead of Week 11.

    Advice: Griffin looked near 100 percent prior to the bye, executing read-options and bootlegs with ease. Now he's had two weeks to get ready for a home game against a Bucs secondary that ranks near the bottom in nearly every statistical category. Streamers won't be able to do much better than RG3 this week. Rotoworld.com
    Nov 13, 5:29 am
     
    Week 12 Projected Points & Rank
    15.84 (31st)
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