Player Notes

  • Cowboys waive RB Trey Williams
    Cowboys waived RB Trey Williams.

    Advice: Williams generated some buzz during his three-week stay on Dallas' roster as a potential Lance Dunbar replacement, but he never saw the field. The Cowboys will move forward with Robert Turbin behind Darren McFadden. Today, 2:32 pm
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  • Patriots waive WR Chris Harper
    Patriots waived WR Chris Harper.

    Advice: Despite New England's injury woes at wide receiver, Harper gets the axe one day after muffing a punt in the Patriots' Sunday night loss to the Broncos. Danny Amendola (knee) is expected back this week versus the Eagles. Today, 2:28 pm
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  • Rishard Matthews has 'multiple' broken ribs
    NFL Network's Rand Getlin reports Rishard Matthews suffered "multiple fractured ribs" in the Dolphins' Week 12 loss to the Jets.

    Advice: He's out indefinitely. The Dolphins now figure to turn to first-round pick DeVante Parker as a starter down the stretch of their lost season. Although his usage was skewed by negative game script, Parker piled up 10 targets against the Jets, securing four for 80 yards and a touchdown. Parker should be added in 12-team fantasy leagues. Miami faces Baltimore in Week 13. Today, 1:37 pm
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  • Pagano: Luck remains starter when healthy
    Coach Chuck Pagano assured Monday that Andrew Luck (kidney) remains the Colts' starting quarterback when healthy.

    Advice: "Andrew is our starting quarterback," said Pagano. Matt Hasselbeck is 4-0 in spot starts this season, but Luck will be back under center whenever he overcomes his kidney laceration. Luck is not expected back until mid-December. Today, 1:29 pm
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  • Chris Thompson day to day with shoulder
    Redskins RB Chris Thompson (shoulder) is day to day with an AC joint sprain.

    Advice: The PPR RB3/4 played through the issue in Sunday's win over the Giants. He should be fine for Week 13. Today, 12:08 pm
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  • Andre Ellington dealing with turf toe
    The Cardinals are calling Andre Ellington's injury turf toe.

    Advice: It can be a multi-week, sometimes even season-ending, injury. Ellington should be considered doubtful for Week 13. That, coupled with Chris Johnson's knee injury, makes David Johnson one of the week's top waiver adds. Today, 11:17 am
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  • Eddie Royal (knee) still not practicing
    Eddie Royal (knee) remained sidelined Monday.

    Advice: It bodes poorly for his Week 13 status. Royal hasn't played since Week 8. Today, 10:42 am
    Week 12 Projected Rank
  • Martellus Bennett practicing on Monday
    Martellus Bennett (ribs) participated in Monday's practice.

    Advice: It was just an informal session coming off the Bears' mini-bye, but puts Bennett on track for Week 13. His status will be updated when the Bears return to official practice on Wednesday. Today, 10:41 am
    Week 12 Projected Rank
  • Dolphins interim OC wants to establish run
    Dolphins interim OC Zac Taylor wants to establish the run.

    Advice: Bill Lazor was axed on Monday in large part because of his baffling reluctance to commit to the ground game. Lamar Miller has only 12 carries over his past two games. That should be his floor against the Ravens, while Jay Ajayi will be mixed in heavily as a power change of pace. Today, 10:38 am
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  • Sam Bradford remains day to day
    Sam Bradford (shoulder) remains day to day.

    Advice: Bradford will practice on Tuesday, but coach Chip Kelly is unsure of his Week 13 status. With Mark Sanchez failing to provide a spark during Bradford's two-game absence, Bradford won't be handled with kid gloves. Our guess is he'll play against the Patriots. Today, 10:20 am
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  • Alfred Morris played 42 snaps Week 12
    Alfred Morris played 42-of-71 offensive snaps Week 12 against the Giants.

    Advice: Matt Jones played just 18 and was out-touched 24-to-9 by Morris. After Jones' fumbling issues popped up again last week, it appears Morris is once again the lead back in Washington, but that job has proven to be temporary so far this season. Morris will at best be a low-upside RB3 Monday night against the Cowboys. Today, 9:27 am
    Week 12 Projected Rank
  • Roethlisberger may not have been concussed
    NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports Ben Roethlisberger may not have suffered a concussion Week 12 against the Seahawks.

    Advice: Bleacher Report's Jason Cole has a similar report Sunday night, suggesting Roethlisberger would be cleared through the concussion protocol early this week. Ben self-reported his symptoms late in the loss, but those symptoms reportedly "subsided quickly." It looks like Roethlisberger will play this week. Today, 8:48 am
    Week 12 Projected Rank
  • Wrist injury sends Ahmad Bradshaw to IR
    Colts placed RB Ahmad Bradshaw on season-ending injured reserve with a wrist injury.

    Advice: RB Zurlon Tipton was added to the roster in a corresponding move. Bradshaw was playing well the last several weeks, but the veteran will finish the season on injured reserve for the third-straight year. With Frank Gore falling apart down the stretch, recently re-claimed RB Dan Herron should play a role the rest of the season. Today, 8:36 am
    Week 12 Projected Rank
  • Bradley says Yeldon needs more red-zone looks
    Jaguars coach Gus Bradley said the team needs to get T.J. Yeldon more opportunities in the red zone.

    Advice: "I think that's something we've got to work on, is getting him the ball," Blake Bortles agreed. "When the guys are dropping eight and rushing three, it's hard to find holes. To give T.J. the ball and let him take off is something we're going to implement." Everyone seems to agree Yeldon needs the ball more in scoring areas, but that has been the case all season and we have yet to see a change. Jacksonville has been terrible in the red zone for the last five years, but now they have the personnel to at least be average in the scoring areas. Giving the ball to Yeldon would be a good first step. Today, 6:51 am
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  • Devin Hester (toe) has been cleared to play
    Devin Hester (toe, IR/recall) has been cleared to play this week against Tampa Bay.

    Advice: Atlanta should activate Hester from injured reserve-designated to return this week. He will be nothing but a situational player, but Hester could provide a big play or two for an offense in need. Today, 6:41 am
    Week 12 Projected Rank
  • Falcons remain confident in Matt Ryan
    Falcons owner Arthur Blank said the team "absolutely" still has confidence in Matt Ryan.

    Advice: "He's absolutely the competitor that I want. He's what we look for and our team looks for the whole way," coach Dan Quinn said. The Falcons are saying all the right things, but the real story is that they need to be said at all. Ryan was never a question mark even through the dark years of the Mike Smith era, but he has made multiple mistakes in important situations the last several weeks. His play is one of the big reasons Atlanta has lost five of the last six including four in a row. If the Falcons are going to turn this around and nab a playoff spot, Ryan will have to stop making costly mistakes down the stretch. Today, 6:02 am
    Week 12 Projected Rank
  • Vernon Davis plays minor role in Week 12
    Vernon Davis was held to two catches for 10 yards in Week 12 against the Patriots.

    Advice: Davis took a step back after playing a big Week 11 role. He saw more snaps than Owen Daniels, but failed to do anything against an underrated Patriots secondary. Davis won't be more than a TE2 for Week 13. Yesterday, 10:25 pm
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  • Keshawn Martin fails to impress in start
    Keshawn Martin caught one pass for eight yards in Week 12 against the Broncos.

    Advice: Martin started with Danny Amendola sidelined, but played a minor role. The Patriots ran mostly two tight ends sets with Rob Gronkowski and Scott Chandler. Martin had only one target and didn't look higher than the No. 4 pass-game option. Martin will only have value if Amendola and Gronkowski don't play next week. Yesterday, 10:24 pm
    Week 12 Projected Rank
  • Brandon LaFell disappoints in loss to Broncos
    Brandon LaFell caught 4-of-9 targets for 36 yards in the Patriots' Week 12 loss to the Broncos.

    Advice: LaFell failed to make an impact with Danny Amendola sidelined. He was shut down by Broncos CB Chris Harris. The Patriots lost Rob Gronkowski to a knee injury in the fourth quarter, so LaFell will be a prime bounce-back candidate if Gronk or Amendola can't return in Week 13. Yesterday, 10:11 pm
    Week 12 Projected Rank
  • Blount not part of Week 12 gameplan
    LeGarrette Blount had nine carries for 27 yards in Sunday night's Week 12 loss to the Broncos.

    Advice: The Patriots didn't establish a running game despite playing with a lead for most of the night. Blount had no red-zone chances and played just 27 snaps. He’ll be more of a gameflow-dependent RB2 in Week 13. Blount has been held without a touchdown in four of his last six games. Yesterday, 9:41 pm
    Week 12 Projected Rank
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