Player Notes

  • Shonn Greene listed as probable
    Shonn Greene (hamstring) is listed as probable for Week 8 against the Texans.

    Advice: We're tentatively expecting Bishop Sankey to remain Tennessee's lead runner, but Greene could snipe a few carries, particularly in goal-to-go situations. Greene is more of a threat to Sankey than standalone fantasy option.
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  • Giovani Bernard listed as probable
    Giovani Bernard (ribs) is listed as probable for Week 8.

    Advice: Bernard is averaging 3.39 YPC on the season if you leave out his 89-yard touchdown run in Week 6 against the Panthers. He's also on pace for fewer receptions than he had as a rookie. With A.J. Green (toe) listed as doubtful and Marvin Jones on I.R., the Bengals will need Bernard to step up his play to have a chance to stay competitive in Sunday's clash with Baltimore.
    Today, 10:42 am
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  • Ronnie Hillman to remain Broncos starting RB?
    The Denver Post believes the Broncos will be "hard pressed" to turn back to Montee Ball (groin) as their lead running back when healthy.

    Advice: We don't think it's likely at all. Ronnie Hillman has given Denver's offense an entirely new dimension with big-play ability on outside runs, whereas Ball struggled mightily when he was asked to move laterally. Ball was effective in a change-of-pace role behind Knowshon Moreno down the stretch last season. That may be his role upon return. Although he is being pulled on goal-line runs, Hillman has a chance to provide borderline RB1 value the rest of the way.
    Today, 10:37 am
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  • Chris Ogbonnaya carted off practice field
    Panthers RB Chris Ogbonnaya was carted off the practice field with a groin injury on Friday.

    Advice: He's listed as questionable after experiencing "stiffness" in the groin. The Panthers will use Jonathan Stewart and Darrin Reaves at tailback versus Seattle.
    Today, 10:06 am
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  • T-Rich (hammy) questionable for Wk 8 at PIT
    Trent Richardson (hamstring) is questionable for Week 8 against the Steelers after missing practice every day this week.

    Advice: He's going to be a game-time decision. Richardson is already sluggish at 100 percent, so he'd be nothing more than a borderline RB2/3 at less than full health. If he can't play, Dan Herron is expected to handle some of Richardson's workload. "Boom" is a north-south runner who showed he's hard to bring down in the preseason. Ahmad Bradshaw would gobble up a few extra looks.
    Today, 10:01 am
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  • James Starks probable for Week 8 at Saints
    James Starks (ankle) is probable for Week 8 against the Saints.

    Advice: Starks rested Wednesday after tweaking the ankle last week, but is good to go as Eddie Lacy's change-of-pace. He's an RB3/4 in this potential shootout.
    Today, 9:33 am
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  • Darren Sproles questionable for Week 8
    Darren Sproles (knee) is questionable for Week 8 against the Cardinals.

    Advice: Sproles got in a round of limited practices this week and should be good to go. At less than 100 percent, Sproles is our No. 43 running back this week.
    Today, 9:16 am
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  • Reggie Bush doubtful for Week 8 vs. Falcons
    Reggie Bush (ankle) is doubtful for Week 8 against the Falcons.

    Advice: We can't trust anything Bush says. He declared himself 100 percent ready for Week 7, and Bush was barely used in the second half. This week, he said he's going to play against Atlanta in London. That appears unlikely. It'll be Joique Bell and Theo Riddick in the backfield for Detroit. Bell is our No. 17 running back.
    Today, 7:36 am
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  • Rams still trying to keep RB plans a secret
    Rams OC Brian Schottenheimer said all of his running backs will "have roles for us," and he'll continue to treat it as a week-to-week situation.

    Advice: "I think that’s kind of good for us," Schottenheimer said. "For a defense not to know who they’ve got to prepare for. To know that at any moment it might be a different guy out there." Schottenheimer isn't fooling anyone. Anybody with working eyeballs can see Tre Mason is the Rams' most talented runner. If the Rams want to put the ball in Zac Stacy or Benny Cunningham's hands, they're playing to the defense's advantage. We're not -- and more importantly, defensive coordinators aren't -- buying Schottenheimer's mind trick. Mason's the guy.
    Today, 7:00 am
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  • Juwan Thompson rushes for two touchdowns
    Juwan Thompson rushed seven times for 24 yards and two touchdowns in Denver's Week 8 win over the Chargers.

    Advice: Thompson vultured workhorse Ronnie Hillman for two- and one-yard scores in the second half. The touchdowns were his second and third of the season. Thompson has been running well as a situational hammer, but will likely lose that role upon Montee Ball's (groin) return.
    Yesterday, 9:34 pm
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  • Branden Oliver totals 63 yards versus Broncos
    Branden Oliver rushed 13 times for 36 yards in San Diego's Week 8 loss to the Broncos, adding seven catches for an additional 27 yards.

    Advice: Oliver was lucky to escape with the yards that he did, as he simply got gobbled up by the Broncos' athletic front seven. Oliver didn't have a prayer on over half his carries, and was sitting on -3 yards through his first 12 touches. The Broncos were simply getting too much penetration. Oliver's yardage total would have been even less impressive if not for a meaningless 23-yard scamper on the game's final play. Oliver remains a workload monster, but has another tough Week 9 matchup in the Dolphins.
    Yesterday, 9:10 pm
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  • Cunningham (knee) pops up on injury report
    Benny Cunningham was added to the Rams' injury report on Thursday, getting in a limited session with a knee issue.

    Advice: It suggests Cunningham tweaked something in Thursday's practice, though it's unclear if that's the case. The Rams are one of the most lightly-covered teams in the league, so we might not gain clarity until Friday's injury report. A "DNP" on Friday would spell doom for Cunningham's Week 8 chances, while another "limited" to go along with a "questionable" tag would be inconclusive. Regardless of his health, Cunningham can't be trusted as more than an RB3.
    Yesterday, 4:47 pm
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  • Alfred Morris practicing in full for Week 8
    Alfred Morris is listed on the Week 8 injury report with an ankle issue, but practicing in full.

    Advice: Morris tweaked his ankle in Sunday's win over the Titans. Averaging just 3.82 yards per carry through his first seven games, Morris is settling in as a low-reward RB2.
    Yesterday, 2:58 pm
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  • Andre Ellington remains limited on Thursday
    Andre Ellington (foot) remained limited in Thursday's practice.

    Advice: Full practices will be few and far between for Ellington this season. Averaging 21.6 touches per game, he's a top-15 weekly option.
    Yesterday, 2:16 pm
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  • Pierre Thomas still sitting on Thursday
    Pierre Thomas (ribs, shoulder) remained sidelined Thursday.

    Advice: The Saints haven't updated Thomas' status, but he's expected to be sidelined 2-3 weeks, leaving Travaris Cadet as the Saints' primary pass-catching back against the Packers.
    Yesterday, 1:24 pm
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  • Khiry Robinson (arm) misses another practice
    Khiry Robinson (forearm) remained sidelined at Saints practice Thursday.

    Advice: Robinson has referred to his injury as a "little boo-boo," but his Week 8 status is up in the air. At the very least, he needs to get in a limited session on Friday. Mark Ingram is shaping up as a legit RB2 when Robinson banged up and Pierre Thomas (shoulder) sidelined.
    Yesterday, 1:16 pm
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  • Toby Gerhart upgraded to 'full' on Thursday
    Toby Gerhart (foot) was upgraded to "full" in Thursday's practice.

    Advice: Barring a setback, Gerhart will be good to go for Sunday's game against the Dolphins. However, he should be operating as no better than the No. 2 back after Denard Robinson had the first good game from any Jags runner in Week 7. Gerhart isn't on the re-draft or daily-league radar for Week 8.
    Yesterday, 12:34 pm
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  • Theo Riddick a full participant Thursday
    Theo Riddick (hamstring) participated fully in Thursday's practice.

    Advice: With Reggie Bush (ankle) looking very questionable, Riddick can expect anywhere from 6-10 touches against the Falcons Sunday.
    Yesterday, 8:48 am
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  • Travaris Cadet on track for bigger role
    Travaris Cadet will likely be "heavily involved" in the pass game Sunday.

    Advice: Pierre Thomas (shoulder) is not expected to play and Jimmy Graham (shoulder) could be limited again. Cadet, a strict passing back, has been integrated into the gameplan early over the last three weeks anyway, posting a 15-129-1 line through the air. Owners in full-PPR leagues could stream Cadet into their lineups and safely project 4-6 catches in a game that has the week's highest over/under (56).
    Yesterday, 8:09 am
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  • Ryan Mathews may be out through bye
    The Union-Tribune's Michael Gehlken says Ryan Mathews "may" be out through the Week 10 bye.

    Advice: Note that Gehlken was merely responding to a question on Twitter, not necessarily reporting. But Mathews was ruled out for Thursday night's game against the Broncos early on and doesn't seem to be particularly close. Holding him out until Week 11 would make sense, especially with Branden Oliver playing so well.
    Yesterday, 7:28 am
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