Player Notes

  • C.J. Uzomah has four-catch night vs. Miami
    C.J. Uzomah caught 4-of-5 targets for 45 yards in the Bengals' Week 4 win over the Dolphins.

    Advice: The catches were a season high. Uzomah has cleared 30 yards in 3-of-4 games, but his moment in the sun is coming to an end with Tyler Eifert expected back for Week 5. There's no real reason to own Uzomah in any format. Yesterday, 9:00 pm
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  • Dion Sims has one-catch evening
    Dion Sims caught 1-of-2 targets for nine yards in Miami's Week 4 loss to the Bengals.

    Advice: Sims got the start with Jordan Cameron (concussion) sidelined, but was a complete non-factor. Sims will remain well off the fantasy radar if Cameron isn't ready for Week 5. Yesterday, 8:57 pm
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  • Jimmy Graham downgraded to 'DNP' Thursday
    Jimmy Graham (knee) was downgraded to "DNP" in Thursday's practice.

    Advice: Graham was limited on Wednesday. It's unclear if Graham tweaked something or the Seahawks are just managing his reps after he played 47 snaps against the 49ers. Friday will obviously tell the story. Graham is just a mid-range TE2 when active. Yesterday, 4:15 pm
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  • Tyler Eifert officially inactive for Week 4
    Tyler Eifert (ankle) is inactive for Week 4 vs. the Dolphins.

    Advice: Tyler Kroft and C.J. Uzomah will once again split snaps. Eifert is expected to return for Week 5. Yesterday, 4:08 pm
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  • Charles Clay gets in limited practice
    Charles Clay (knee) returned to Bills practice Thursday, getting in a limited session.

    Advice: Clay doesn't really do "full" practices. Clay has remained a massive letdown for the Bills, and is barely on the TE2 radar even with Sammy Watkins (foot) sidelined. Yesterday, 3:14 pm
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  • Garrett Celek getting in limited practices
    Garrett Celek (back) remained limited in Thursday's practice.

    Advice: Celek will probably be good to go for Sunday's game against the Cowboys, but his TE2/3 status will depend on Vance McDonald's (hip) health. McDonald returned to practice Thursday, getting in a limited session of his own. Yesterday, 2:05 pm
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  • Gronkowski (hamstring) limited again Thursday
    Rob Gronkowski (hamstring) remained limited at Thursday's practice.

    Advice: Gronk's practice status hasn't changed since the season started. After playing a limited role in Week 3, Gronkowski should be in line for close to a full workload Sunday against Buffalo. Assuming all that time off didn't sap him of his superpowers, Gronk will be a top-five tight end option for Week 4. Yesterday, 12:54 pm
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  • Ebron (ankle) returns to practice on Thursday
    Eric Ebron (ankle) returned to practice on Thursday.

    Advice: Ebron got the day off on Wednesday but the Lions were probably just managing his reps. He'll be fine for Sunday's game in Chicago. Consider him a back-end TE1 for that matchup. Yesterday, 11:46 am
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  • Antonio Gates misses another session Thursday
    Antonio Gates (hamstring) remained sidelined Thursday.

    Advice: Gates seems likely to sit for the second straight week. His absence puts Hunter Henry on the TE1 radar against the Saints' atrocious defense. Yesterday, 11:39 am
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  • Delanie Walker (hamstring) returns to practice
    Delanie Walker (hamstring) returned to practice on Thursday, getting in a limited session.

    Advice: It puts Walker on track to return against the Texans, but doesn't guarantee it after he missed Week 3. Walker was sorely missed against the Raiders. Presumably not back to full health, he'll be a back-end TE1 if he suits up against Houston. Yesterday, 11:37 am
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  • Vance McDonald back at practice Thursday
    Vance McDonald (hip) returned to 49ers practice Thursday.

    Advice: McDonald was listed as "limited," but it gives him a chance to suit up against the Cowboys on Sunday. Before today, McDonald had seemed likely to sit. We'd still consider him 50-50, at best. Fantasy owners shouldn't be counting on McDonald one way or the other. Yesterday, 11:18 am
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  • Virgil Green misses another practice
    Virgil Green (calf) remained sidelined Thursday.

    Advice: The Broncos will roll with Jeff Heuerman and John Phillips against the Bucs. Yesterday, 11:15 am
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  • Julius Thomas (elbow) will be game-time call
    Julius Thomas (elbow) is expected to be a game-time decision for Sunday morning's game against the Colts.

    Advice: Thomas missed another practice Thursday, and is looking mighty shaky for Jacksonville/Indy's "Breakfast at Wimbledon" 9:30 AM ET tilt. We'll know early if Thomas is playing, but fantasy owners need a back-up plan. Injuries are always the risk with Thomas, who is a touchdown-scoring force when healthy. Yesterday, 10:14 am
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  • Jordan Cameron meeting with specialist
    ESPN's Adam Schefter reports Dolphins TE Jordan Cameron is scheduled to meet with a concussion specialist.

    Advice: Cameron has a long history with concussions and suffered yet another Week 3 against the Browns. He has already been ruled out for Week 4, and he could be looking at an extended absence. Yesterday, 7:21 am
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  • Josh Hill (ankle) not practicing
    Saints TE Josh Hill (ankle) didn't practice Wednesday.

    Advice: It looks like he’ll miss another week. Michael Hoomanawanui will continue backing up Coby Fleener. Wednesday, 3:31 pm
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  • Brees' 'trust factor' in Fleener on the rise
    Drew Brees said his "trust factor and confidence level" in Coby Fleener "just continues to go up."

    Advice: "We’re still growing, big time," Brees said. "But I think there were some things that happened out here [Monday night] where it’s the way that I envisioned. The way that we’ve been talking about, the way I've been communicating to him and we’ve been working on it during practice. So when those things begin to happen, the trust factor and the confidence level just continues to go up." Fleener exploded for a 7-109-1 line on 11 targets in the Week 3 loss to the Falcons and will again be a mid-range TE1 in a dream matchup with the Chargers this Sunday. Wednesday, 9:29 am
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  • Marshall to take Seferian-Jenkins under wing
    Brandon Marshall is planning to mentor newly-acquired Jets TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins.

    Advice: "I've been talking to Austin for a week now, even before this even happened," Marshall said. "When I saw what he was going through I reached out to him. We've been talking for a while. He is a great talent. When I heard we claimed him I was like 'This is God sent.' If he needs me, I am there. I've already connected him with the right people in the city if he needs them. Guys need second chances. When you make a mistake, it doesn’t mean you are a bad person. You need people to believe in you, and sometimes a fresh start is a good start." Marshall had numerous off-field run-ins before he got to New York and Chicago, but he's cleaned up his act considerably and has become a voice for mental-health awareness. ASJ is still just 24 (on Thursday). Wednesday, 6:41 am
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  • Cards send TE Troy Niklas to injured reserve
    Cardinals placed TE Troy Niklas on injured reserve with a wrist injury, ending his season.

    Advice: Niklas needs four months of rehab. The No. 52 overall pick of the 2014 draft, Niklas has been bitten by the injury bug, sandwiching a 16-game 2015 with injury-shortened affairs. He was viewed as a blocker coming out of Notre Dame, and has lived up to his rep with only eight career catches. Niklas won't be guaranteed to make the 53-man roster in the final year of his rookie contract. Tuesday, 2:24 pm
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  • Jared Cook dealing with high-ankle sprain
    NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports Jared Cook suffered a high-ankle sprain Week 3 against the Lions.

    Advice: Cook was seen on crutches and in a boot after the game, but ESPN's Rob Demovsky reported the injury was not season-ending. A high-ankle sprain fits on both accounts. Cook will try to heal up during the Week 4 bye, but he will almost certainly miss games. Richard Rodgers will handle the bulk of the work with Cook sidelined. Tuesday, 5:29 am
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  • Jacob Tamme kept quiet in MNF victory
    Jacob Tamme caught 3-of-4 targets for 28 yards in the Falcons' Week 3 win over the Saints on Monday night.

    Advice: After seeing eight targets in each of the Falcons' first two games, Tamme was an afterthought on Monday night with the Falcons' running backs doing all the damage and Matt Ryan spreading the ball around to eight different targets. Tamme's lone missed target was an end-zone try that sailed incomplete. Tamme will be a borderline TE1/2 next week against the Panthers. Monday, 9:17 pm
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