• Jets send WR Keelan Cole to COVID list
    Jets placed WR Keelan Cole on the reserve/COVID-19 list.

    Advice: Cole wasn't on the fantasy radar anyway, but this would further entrench second-round rookie wideout Elijah Moore as one of the Jets' top-two outside receivers if Cole can't play in Week 13. It's unclear whether Cole is vaccinated, and it's also not apparent if he actually tested positive or if he's just a close contact. The veteran still has an outside shot to play if he can clear league protocols in time for Sunday. NBCSportsEDGE.com Today, 3:35 pm
    Week 13 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (190th)
     
  • Former NFL RB Otis Anderson dies at 23 years old
    Former Rams RB Otis Anderson was shot and killed in Jacksonville on Tuesday.

    Advice: Anderson's father was reportedly the perpetrator. The 23-year-old spent training camp and preseason with the Rams and was placed on the practice squad to start the season. He was officially released on September 20. It's a terrible tragedy and a needless loss of life. NBCSportsEDGE.com Today, 3:28 pm
    Week 13 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (750th)
     
  • WFT sign Brian Johnson to replace Joey Slye
    Washington signed K Brian Johnson.

    Advice: Former starting kicker Joey Slye was sent to injured reserve because of a hamstring injury he suffered Monday night against the Seahawks. Johnson had a less than stellar four-game run with the Saints earlier this year, connecting on all eight of his field goals but missing three extra points including two in a game the Saints lost by two points. Those misses ultimately spelled his demise. He will hope for a better run with The Football Team.  NBCSportsEDGE.com Today, 3:24 pm
    Week 13 Projected Points & Rank
    7.60 (1120th)
     
  • Daniel Jones suffered strained neck in Week 12
    NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reports that Giants QB Daniel Jones suffered a strained neck in Week 12 that could jeopardize his Week 13 availability.

    Advice: The injury occurred on the second play from scrimmage in Week 12 when Jones was hit on a slide. He finished the game on Sunday but will now miss some time as he recovers. This explains why the Giants poached Jake Fromm from the Bills' practice squad earlier today. Pelissero also reported that Jones is considered week-to-week, which sets up Mike Glennon to start in Miami with Fromm operating as the backup. It’s a sizable hit to all Giants players for fantasy purposes. NBCSportsEDGE.com Today, 3:18 pm
    Week 13 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (25th)
     
  • Dan Arnold (knee) officially lands on IR
    Jaguars placed Dan Arnold (knee) on injured reserve. 

    Advice: Arnold could technically return in Week 16, but reportedly facing a 4-6 week recovery from an MCL sprain, it is more likely his season is over. Acquired via a trade with the Panthers early in the season, Arnold established himself as the primary pass catcher in a putrid Jaguars offense, catching 28 passes for 324 yards in eight games. Jacksonville has a lot of questions to answer in the offseason, but Arnold looks like he can at least play a role once the offense gets turned around.  NBCSportsEDGE.com Today, 3:13 pm
    Week 13 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (848th)
     
  • Giants poach Jake Fromm from BUF practice squad
    Giants signed QB Jake Fromm.

    Advice: This is likely a result of the strained neck that Daniel Jones suffered in Week 12. Fromm has no fantasy appeal, as Mike Glennon would be the presumed starter if Jones can't go against the Dolphins. The Georgia product still has yet to attempt a pass in the NFL after being selected with the 167th overall pick of the 2020 NFL Draft. NBCSportsEDGE.com Today, 3:08 pm
    Week 13 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (443rd)
     
  • Chiefs move Jerick McKinnon to injured reserve
    Chiefs placed RB Jerick McKinnon (hamstring) on injured reserve.

    Advice: His roster spot will be taken by OL Kyle Long, who was in his final 24 hours to be activated from his practice window or sit the rest of the year. McKinnon is only expected to miss three games. NBCSportsEDGE.com Today, 1:47 pm
    Week 13 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (328th)
     
  • Lamb (concussion) logs another full practice
    CeeDee Lamb (concussion) was a full participant in Tuesday's practice. 

    Advice: Lamb, practicing in full in back-to-back days, is expected to return to the lineup as a low-end WR1 on Thursday night. Although Michael Gallup will be available, both Amari Cooper (COVID) and Cedrick Wilson (ankle) are longshots to play. Dalton Schultz and Gallup should be upgraded if/when Cooper and Wilson are ruled out. NBCSportsEDGE.com Today, 1:34 pm
    Week 13 Projected Points & Rank
    15.18 (40th)
     
  • Cedrick Wilson (ankle) listed DNP again on Tuesday
    Cedrick Wilson (ankle) remained sidelined for Tuesday's practice.

    Advice: Wilson has missed two consecutive practices to open the week ahead of Dallas' short turnaround on Thursday night. With Amari Cooper (COVID) also failing to practice so far, the Cowboys are eyeing CeeDee Lamb, Michael Gallup, Noah Brown, Malik Turner, and Simi Fehoko at wide receiver. Wilson will play in the slot if he's miraculously cleared in time for Week 13. NBCSportsEDGE.com Today, 1:26 pm
    Week 13 Projected Points & Rank
    2.73 (277th)
     
  • Elliott (knee) again practices in full on Tuesday
    Ezekiel Elliott (knee) was a full participant for Tuesday's practice.

    Advice: Elliott is fully expected to play and handle a "serious load" on Thursday night since that's what interim coach Jerry Jones has already decided. Zeke's ensuing production on those touches is a mystery. Tony Pollard, while the more explosive back between the two to the fully clothed eye, cannot be considered anything more than an RB3/FLEX play for fantasy for as long as Elliott is active. NBCSportsEDGE.com Today, 1:25 pm
    Week 13 Projected Points & Rank
    15.17 (41st)
     
  • Ingram logs a full practice in consecutive days
    Mark Ingram (knee) was a full participant for Tuesday's practice.

    Advice: Ingram, logging back-to-back full participation, is expected to play and have a higher ceiling than usual since the Saints could reportedly choose to limit Alvin Kamara (knee) in his first game back in three weeks' time. Ingram averaged 11 touches behind Kamara in the duo's first two contests together but is likely eyeing 15 touches as a low-end RB2 on Thursday. NBCSportsEDGE.com Today, 1:09 pm
    Week 13 Projected Points & Rank
    7.91 (152nd)
     
  • Sean Payton on starting quarterback: We'll see
    When asked about Thursday's starting quarterback, Saints coach Sean Payton responded, "We'll see."

    Advice: "We want to see how Taysom [Hill] is doing tomorrow," Payton added. "Last week when that topic was brought up, I just knew it wouldn't be right to put him back there with the shape his foot was in at the time. It's gotten better. I'm going to see how tomorrow goes." Averaging 28.5 passes and 9.8 scrambles in four starts last year, Hill is the obvious choice over Trevor Siemian (6.2 YPA) if the former is cleared. Hill is arguably a low-end QB1 with rushing upside the rest of the year if given the nod. NBCSportsEDGE.com Today, 12:53 pm
    Week 13 Projected Points & Rank
    20.25 (14th)
     
  • Kamara, Ingram both practice in back-to-back days
    Alvin Kamara (knee) remained limited for Tuesday's practice.

    Advice: "I do think it is a little bit of a 'we'll see' situation with Kamara just as far as whether he plays and, if he does play, how much he's used in this game," Underhill noted. With Mark Ingram logging full participation in back-to-back days, the Saints may not rush Kamara back into his usual workload. That scenario would be an upgrade for Ingram more so than a significant downgrade for Kamara. NBCSportsEDGE.com Today, 12:45 pm
    Week 13 Projected Points & Rank
    18.17 (23rd)
     
  • Rotating QBs may 'stunt' Shanahan's play calling
    NBC Sports' Jennifer Lee Chan said 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan has been resistant to rotating quarterbacks because it "stunts" his in-game play calling. 

    Advice: Lance, the third pick in the 2021 NFL Draft, has one touch since Week 6 -- a three-yard rush against the Jaguars in Week 11. Shanahan said Lance's lack of playing time has nothing to do with his practice performance or preparation -- the team has a Lance-based package for every game -- but rather Shanahan's comfort as the team's offensive play caller. “What’s been hard on me ... is when you do bring in a different quarterback who gets a different set of plays, it’s almost the first play I’ve been seeing of a new defense," Shanahan said, adding a QB rotation "kind of hurts my rhythm a little bit." The 49ers offense has been humming of late, giving Shanahan little reason to force Lance into the lineup. Whether the team can avoid a quarterback rotation with Deebo Samuel (groin) sidelined remains to be seen. Lance should only be rostered as a stash in superflex leagues.  NBCSportsEDGE.com Today, 12:10 pm
    Week 13 Projected Points & Rank
    0.90 (357th)
     
  • Pat Freiermuth in league's concussion protocol
    Steelers placed TE Pat Freiermuth in the concussion protocol.

    Advice: It's still possible Freiermuth is limited in practice mid-week and eventually cleared ahead of Sunday. His participation will be worth monitoring. Zach Gentry would replace the rookie as a thin flier for TE-Premium leagues if Freiermuth can't clear protocol in Week 13. NBCSportsEDGE.com Today, 11:51 am
    Week 13 Projected Points & Rank
    9.16 (111th)
     
  • Tomlin confirms Freiermuth in concussion protocol
    Steelers coach Mike Tomlin confirmed Pat Freiermuth is in the concussion protocol.  NBCSportsEDGE.com Today, 11:49 am
    Week 13 Projected Points & Rank
    9.16 (111th)
     
  • Jerry: Zeke will have 'serious load' vs. Saints
    Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said Ezekiel Elliott (knee) will have a "serious load" on Thursday night against New Orleans. 

    Advice: Elliott's most ardent backer, Jones dismissed questions about easing Zeke's workload while he's hampered by bone bruise on his knee. ESPN's Ed Werder reported last week that the team had considered giving Elliott "time off to heal" and get ready for a postseason run, and NFL Network's Ian Rapoport said the Cowboys could "alter" Zeke's usage. Not so, says Jerry. An ineffective and slow Elliott rushed for 25 yards and a short touchdown on nine carries in Dallas' Thanksgiving loss to Vegas. Tony Pollard, meanwhile, continues to rip off explosive plays and appears to be the Cowboys' best running back option. Unfortunately for Pollard drafters, that doesn't matter. Pollard won't be much more than a flex option in 12-team leagues as long as the Cowboys are committed to Elliott as the rapidly declining centerpiece of their offense.  NBCSportsEDGE.com Today, 6:50 am
    Week 13 Projected Points & Rank
    15.17 (41st)
     
  • Pat Freiermuth evaluated for a late concussion
    Pat Freiermuth was evaluated for a concussion after the Steelers' Week 12 loss to the Bengals.

    Advice: Freiermuth suffered the concussion in the final minutes of a blowout loss to the Bengals. He snagged a touchdown with three minutes left but was ultimately forced from the game shortly after. With Eric Ebron on injured reserve because of a knee injury, the Steelers could be down to Zach Gentry as their starting tight end. Gentry would be nothing more than a touchdown-or-bust TE2 flyer if he gets the start versus Baltimore.  NBCSportsEDGE.com Yesterday, 2:11 pm
    Week 13 Projected Points & Rank
    9.16 (111th)
     
  • Taysom Hill (foot) gets in a full practice
    Taysom Hill (foot) was a full participant in practice Monday.

    Advice: Hill has been listed with the foot issue for multiple weeks but is on track to log back-to-back weeks of full practices. He hasn't logged a snap over the past two weeks despite being active, likely only as an emergency option at quarterback. Now healthy, he took all of the first-team reps in practice on Monday. Hill will get the start over Trevor Siemian in Week 13 and should return low-end QB1 value based on his ample rushing production. NBCSportsEDGE.com Yesterday, 1:51 pm
    Week 13 Projected Points & Rank
    20.25 (14th)
     
  • Mark Ingram (knee) full practice on Monday
    Mark Ingram (knee) was a full participant in practice on Monday.

    Advice: Ingram missed Week 12 with the knee issue but the team took up until game-day to make the call on nixing him from the lineup. He was likely close to playing but the team had a short turnaround, facing the Bills on Thanksgiving. Alvin Kamara was limited in practice. Both players should be active for Week 13, making Kamara his usual RB1 self while Ingram will have some deep FLEX viability.  NBCSportsEDGE.com Yesterday, 1:43 pm
    Week 13 Projected Points & Rank
    7.91 (152nd)
     
  • Cedrick Wilson DNPs on Monday
    Cedrick Wilson (ankle) did not practice Monday.

    Advice: Wilson was the only Cowboys' player not to practice in some form today. With CeeDee Lamb and Amari Cooper out last week, he led the team with 10 targets, converting on seven of them for 104 yards. If healthy, Wilson would still get run as the team's WR3 in Week 13 as Cooper will be stuck on the COVID list for another game. If Wilson is out, Noah Brown would be a playable option in single-game DFS contests. NBCSportsEDGE.com Yesterday, 1:37 pm
    Week 13 Projected Points & Rank
    2.73 (277th)
     
  • Lamb (concussion) opens week with a full practice
    CeeDee Lamb (concussion) was a full participant in Monday's practice. 

    Advice: Lamb missed Week 12 because of the concussion but a Schefter report on Sunday noted that he was expected to play Week 13. All signs point to that being true and Lamb will return to a team missing Amari Cooper, who will remain on the COVID list through the Cowboys' Thursday matchup with the Saints. Securely in the WR1 chair for an elite passing attack, Lamb projects as a top-10 fantasy option at his position this week. NBCSportsEDGE.com Yesterday, 1:31 pm
    Week 13 Projected Points & Rank
    15.18 (40th)
     
  • Zeke (knee) a full participant in Monday practice
    Ezekiel Elliott (knee) was a full participant in Monday's practice.

    Advice: Zeke has struggled to play through the knee injury, averaging fewer than 40 rushing yards per game at 3.4 yards per carry over his previous four contests. After a sluggish Thanksgiving game, it was even reported that the Cowboys were considering giving him time off to heal. The full participation in practice suggests that isn't the case and he will play on Thursday versus the Saints. Expect a larger share of the running back touches for Tony Pollard, who has looked more elusive and explosive than Zeke all season.  NBCSportsEDGE.com Yesterday, 1:28 pm
    Week 13 Projected Points & Rank
    15.17 (41st)
     
  • Kamara limited, Ingram full go in first practice
    Alvin Kamara (knee) was limited in practice Monday.

    Advice: An early week limited tag is usually a sign that a player will suit up, so things are pointing in the right direction for Kamara. The knee issue has kept Kamara on the bench for three consecutive weeks. Mark Ingram, who was a full participant in practice today, logged two starts in his absence. Tony Jones and Ty Montgomery split the backfield in the third game. Kamara will likely return in a time-share with Ingram, though the former will handle all of the high-value touches. As soon as he is announced active, Kamara will return to RB1 status. NBCSportsEDGE.com Yesterday, 1:23 pm
    Week 13 Projected Points & Rank
    18.17 (23rd)
     
  • Taysom Hill getting starting reps ahead of Week 13
    NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports Taysom Hills is "taking first-team reps this week in practice in preparation" for Week 13 against the Cowboys.

    Advice: Trevor Siemian is getting his reps with the second team. Siemian is 0-4 as a starter and his play has called off a cliff after looking passable for a few weeks. He has completed 57 percent of his passes while averaging 5.5 yards per attempt over the past two weeks. With the lack of pass-catching weapons New Orleans has to offer, switching to a quarterback who can make plays with his legs also makes strategical sense for the Saints. Hill posted 10 carries for 52 yards and one score per week across four starts last year. The rushing alone puts him in the QB1 conversation for the Saints' Week 13 game against the Cowboys. NBCSportsEDGE.com Yesterday, 11:47 am
    Week 13 Projected Points & Rank
    20.25 (14th)
     
  • Streaming TE King Arnold could be done for year
    NFL Network's Ian Rapoport said Dan Arnold suffered an MCL sprain in Week 12 and will miss 4-6 weeks. 

    Advice: The upper range for Arnold's return would end his season. It's a disappointing end to what amounted to a breakout campaign in an eight-game run as the Jaguars' No. 1 pass catcher. James O'Shaughnessy subbed in for Arnold in Week 12 against Atlanta and ran a pass route on 81.9 percent of Jacksonville's drop backs, commanding four targets. O'Shaughnessy should be picked up this week by TE-needy fantasy managers. He'll play a Chargers defense allowing a 23.4 percent target share to tight ends, the sixth highest rate in the league.  NBCSportsEDGE.com Yesterday, 7:44 am
    Week 13 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (848th)
     
  • Dan Arnold ends the day with one catch
    Dan Arnold (knee) caught his only target for nine yards before exiting the Jaguars' Week 12 loss to the Falcons with a knee injury.

    Advice: Arnold went down in the second quarter and was unable to return. He suffered the injury while being tackled during his only cath. James O'Shaughnessy ran a route on 82 percent of his team's passing plays with Arnold off the field for most of the day. He caught three passes for 29 yards. O'Shaughnessy has some deep TE2 potential if Arnold is sidelined in Week 13 but fantasy managers can probably find better options off the wire. NBCSportsEDGE.com Sunday, 3:30 pm
    Week 13 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (848th)
     
  • Jones throws for 202 yards and 1 TD in Giants' win
    Daniel Jones completed 19-of-30 attempts for 202 yards, one touchdown and zero interceptions in the Giants' 13-7, Week 12 win over the Eagles. 

    Advice: Jones was an effective game-manager, taking care of the ball in a low-scoring win. He did nearly throw an interception in the 2nd quarter, but the Eagles defender was out of bounds. But that throw had bounced off of Evan Engram's hands and the interception wouldn't have been completely on Jones. Jones also had a few nice rushes, including a successful QB sneak on fourth down. Jones may have trouble taking care of the ball quite as well in Week 13, facing a blitz-happy Dolphins defense that just got Cam Newton benched. NBCSportsEDGE.com Sunday, 2:14 pm
    Week 13 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (25th)
     
  • Freiermuth manages garbage time TD in Week 12 loss
    Pat Freiermuth caught all four of his targets for 40 yards and a touchdown in the Steelers' Week 12 loss to the Bengals. 

    Advice: For reasons unknown, the Steelers starters were in the game while down 38 points in the final minutes of the game. It worked out for Freiermuth, who caught an impressive 15-yard touchdown from Ben Roethlisberger between double coverage for Pittsburgh's lone touchdown of the day. Freiermuth will surely see an increase in snaps, pass routes, and targets with Eric Ebron (knee) on injured reserve. He'll be a starter in 12-team formats next week against the Ravens. Baltimore is allowing a league-high target share to enemy tight ends this year.  NBCSportsEDGE.com Sunday, 1:33 pm
    Week 13 Projected Points & Rank
    9.16 (111th)
     
  • Dan Arnold done for the day with a knee injury
    Dan Arnold (knee) will not return to the Jaguars' Week 12 game against the Falcons.

    Advice: Arnold suffered the knee injury at the top of the second quarter after securing his only catch of the day. With two targets through roughly a half, Chris Manhertz appears to be the next man up. Traditionally a blocker, Manhertz can be left on the waiver wire even if Arnold's injury is a long-term issue. NBCSportsEDGE.com Sunday, 11:48 am
    Week 13 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (848th)
     
  • Dan Arnold (knee) questionable to return vs. ATL
    Dan Arnold (knee) is questionable to return to the Jaguars' Week 12 game against the Falcons. 

    Advice: Arnold went down in the second quarter while securing his first target of the day. He stayed down for a moment before walking off the field to get examined by a trainer. Jacob Hollister and  Luke Farrell were scratched today, putting Chris Manhertz or James O'Shaughnessy into the lineup until Arnold returns.  NBCSportsEDGE.com Sunday, 10:58 am
    Week 13 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (848th)
     
  • CeeDee Lamb (concussion) expected back for Week 13
    ESPN's Adam Schefter reports CeeDee Lamb (concussion) is expected to play in Week 13 against the Saints.

    Advice: Lamb missed the Cowboys' game on Thanksgiving because of the concussion. Dallas gets a  standard turnaround to their next game as they get the Saints on Thursday, so there was at least a chance that Lamb could have missed Week 13. As Schefter reports though, the young receiver should be sidelined for just one game. Both he and Amari Cooper, who is on the COVID list right now, should be back next week. At full strength once again, expect the Dallas offense to continue rolling versus New Orleans. Lamb will straddle the WR1/2 borderline in Week 13. NBCSportsEDGE.com Sunday, 6:03 am
    Week 13 Projected Points & Rank
    15.18 (40th)
     
  • Cowboys considering giving Zeke 'time off to heal'
    ESPN's Ed Werder reports that the Cowboys are considering giving Ezekiel Elliott "time off to heal."

    Advice: The Cowboys are not believed to be considering injured reserve, which would cause Elliott to miss a minimum of three games, but it's possible that they hold him out of next Thursday night's game against the Saints. Elliott has been noticeably struggling through a knee injury, looking like a shell of his former self and bringing up the rear in Pro Football Focus' elusive rating with an RB51 ranking. The team is understandably exploring its options, with Tony Pollard jumping off the screen and near the lead in a variety of advanced metrics. Pollard will be an RB1 even in a tough matchup with the Saints if he has the Cowboys backfield to himself. NBCSportsEDGE.com Friday, 2:46 pm
    Week 13 Projected Points & Rank
    15.17 (41st)
     
  • Cowboys may 'alter' Zeke Elliott's (knee) usage
    NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports the Cowboys may "alter" Ezekiel Elliott's usage while he deals with a bruised knee. 

    Advice: Rapoport said Elliott's knee injury could "linger all season" if the team doesn't rest him. Against the Raiders on Thanksgiving, Elliott appeared slowed and occasionally hobbled, rushing nine times for 25 yards and a touchdown while catching six passes for 24 yards. Tony Pollard, meanwhile, had 14 touches for 68 yards in Dallas' Thanksgiving loss. He also had a 100-yard kickoff return for a touchdown. Pollard is (and has been) the team's most explosive, efficient back, and deserves more playing time -- especially if Zeke is struggling with a knee issue. Rapoport said the knee injury could force Dallas to "flip the roles a little bit" between their two ball carriers. Elliott retains weekly touchdown equity but could see his rushing attempts capped down the final stretch of the regular season. He's still a high-end RB2. With a few extra carries and possibly more pass-catching work, Pollard should be a nice flex option going forward.  NBCSportsEDGE.com Friday, 6:39 am
    Week 13 Projected Points & Rank
    15.17 (41st)
     
  • Wilson (7/104) leads Cowboys with 10 targets
    Cedrick Wilson caught 7-of-10 targets for 104 yards in Dallas' 36-33 Week 12 loss to the Raiders.

    Advice: Wilson's 10 targets and 21.2% share were team-high marks in his spot-start from the slot for CeeDee Lamb (concussion), corralling a 51-yard grab in the second half for a majority of his production and an 11-yard gain on Dallas' game-tying possession. With both Amari Cooper (COVID) and Lamb expected back on Thursday, Wilson will presumably return to the bench as Dallas' fourth receiver until he's needed again. NBCSportsEDGE.com Thursday, 5:49 pm
    Week 13 Projected Points & Rank
    2.73 (277th)
     
  • Zeke falls forward for TD on 15 lifeless touches
    Ezekiel Elliott rushed nine times for 25 yards and one score, catching 6-of-8 targets for 24 receiving yards in Dallas' Week 12 loss to the Raiders.

    Advice: Elliott, clearly battling a knee injury — Mike McCarthy admitted as much postgame — was anemic on his 15 touches, averaging 3.2 yards per touch and getting out-carried (10-9) by Tony Pollard for the first time all year. Elliott was fortunate that Pollard was stopped short of the goal line after a 14-yard catch-and-run, allowing the former to come off the bench and plow ahead for a one-yard score. Hopefully the seven days between Dallas' Thursday night turnaround against New Orleans are enough for Elliott to fully heal. NBCSportsEDGE.com Thursday, 5:42 pm
    Week 13 Projected Points & Rank
    15.17 (41st)
     
  • Mark Ingram (knee) officially inactive Thursday
    Saints declared RB Mark Ingram, QB Ian Book, FB Alex Armah, RB Alvin Kamara, OT Ryan Ramczyk, DE Marcus Davenport, and DB Tanoh Kpassagnon inactive for Week 12 against the Bills.

    Advice: Tony Jones will presumably handle all he can chew in place of Kamara and Ingram with Dwayne Washington and Ty Montgomery sprinkling in to relieve him. Davenport's absence is also an impactful one in getting pressure on Josh Allen with a four-man rush. NBCSportsEDGE.com Thursday, 3:57 pm
    Week 13 Projected Points & Rank
    7.91 (152nd)
     
  • CeeDee Lamb officially inactive vs. Raiders
    Cowboys declared WR CeeDee Lamb, G/C Matt Farniok and QB Will Grier inactive for Week 12 against the Raiders. 

    Advice: With Amari Cooper (COVID-19) also sidelined, Michael Gallup and Cedrick Wilson will operate as the Cowboys' top-two wideouts. It sounds like Lamb would be playing were it not a short week, so he should be back for next Thursday's showdown with the Saints.  NBCSportsEDGE.com Thursday, 12:10 pm
    Week 13 Projected Points & Rank
    15.18 (40th)
     
  • Glazer: Ingram (knee) out for Thanksgiving night
    Fox Sports' Jay Glazer reports Mark Ingram (knee) is out for Week 12 against the Bills. 

    Advice: Glazer is the first to report Ingram -- who's dealing with swelling in his knee -- will be inactive on Thanksgiving night against Buffalo. Tony Jones will take over as the Saints' primary ball carrier and Ty Montgomery will likely mix in as a pass catcher out of the New Orleans backfield if Ingram is out. Jones could see upwards of 15 touches as the team's starter, giving him some RB3 viability.  NBCSportsEDGE.com Thursday, 9:29 am
    Week 13 Projected Points & Rank
    7.91 (152nd)
     
  • Glazer says Lamb (concussion) is out vs. Raiders
    Fox Sports' Jay Glazer reports CeeDee Lamb didn't clear the league's concussion protocol and won't play on Thanksgiving against the Raiders. 

    Advice: ESPN has since confirmed the report. The team's optimism that Lamb could clear the protocol on a short week was always suspect, though Todd Archer reports Lamb actually did clear the protocol, but that Dallas did not want to risk another concussion just four days after Lamb's initial head injury. Lamb and Amari Cooper (COVID-19) missing Dallas' Thanksgiving game should open up more targets for Michael Gallup and makes Cedrick Wilson fantasy viable in 12-team leagues. The Cowboys are likely to establish the run at any cost against a Vegas defense that's proven susceptible to the run.  NBCSportsEDGE.com Thursday, 8:08 am
    Week 13 Projected Points & Rank
    15.18 (40th)
     
  • Werder: Lamb's status 'undetermined' vs. Raiders
    ESPN's Ed Werder said CeeDee Lamb's (concussion) status for Thanksgiving Day against the Raiders is "undetermined." 

    Advice: Team officials and coaches have been unflinchingly optimistic that Lamb would clear the NFL's concussion protocol on a short week after he suffered a brain injury on Sunday against Kansas City. The Cowboys tabbed Lamb as questionable ahead of their Turkey Day matchup against Vegas after he got in some practice time Wednesday. If Lamb is sidelined, Michael Gallup will operate as the Cowboys' No. 1 wideout. The unvaccinated Amari Cooper (COVID-19) is out for Week 12 and possibly Week 13.  NBCSportsEDGE.com Thursday, 7:55 am
    Week 13 Projected Points & Rank
    15.18 (40th)
     
  • Report: 'Uphill battle' for Ingram to play vs. BUF
    NFL Network's Ian Rapoport said it would be an "uphill climb" for Mark Ingram (knee) to play on Thanksgiving against the Bills. 

    Advice: Ingram, per Rapoport, is dealing with swelling in his knee that kept him limited in practice this week ahead of the Saints' Thanksgiving night matchup against Buffalo. With Alvin Kamara (knee) out for a third straight week, Ingram would again serve as the team's workhorse back if he can suit up. If he can't go, Tony Jones would be the team's primary ball carrier against Buffalo. Jones should be added by RB-needy fantasy managers ahead of Thursday night in case Ingram is inactive. Jones would be a volume-based high-end RB3 against Buffalo, the league's sixth most extreme run funnel defense.  NBCSportsEDGE.com Thursday, 5:37 am
    Week 13 Projected Points & Rank
    7.91 (152nd)
     
  • Saints rule out Alvin Kamara (knee) for Week 12
    Alvin Kamara (knee) will not play in Week 12 against the Bills.

    Advice: Meanwhile, Mark Ingram is listed as questionable after logging a limited practice. Kamara was unable to practice throughout the short week leading up to the Saints' Thanksgiving matchup with the Bills. He'll get another week of rest before attempting to play in Week 13 versus the Cowboys. If Ingram plays, he'll be a high-end RB2, coming off 40 touches in two starts. Tony Jones is the next man up if Ingram is also sidelined.  NBCSportsEDGE.com Wednesday, 1:44 pm
    Week 13 Projected Points & Rank
    18.17 (23rd)
     
  • Mark Ingram (knee) draws questionable tag
    Mark Ingram (knee) is questionable for Week 12 against the Bills.

    Advice: Ingram created a stir when he sat out Tuesday's walkthrough, but he got in a limited session on Wednesday. That work would seem to suggest he is on the right side of questionable, but Tony Jones is a name to know if Ingram ends up getting ruled out. If he plays, Ingram will have RB1 upside as the clear workhorse back.  NBCSportsEDGE.com Wednesday, 1:39 pm
    Week 13 Projected Points & Rank
    7.91 (152nd)
     
  • Kamara (knee) absent from practice again Wednesday
    Alvin Kamara (knee) remained sidelined at Wednesday's practice.

    Advice: That's a week of DNPs for Kamara, who isn't going to play Thursday night against the Bills. Mark Ingram (knee) stretched with the team Wednesday but then left for treatment. His status is up in the air. Next man up would be Tony Jones, followed by Dwayne Washington. NBCSportsEDGE.com Wednesday, 12:37 pm
    Week 13 Projected Points & Rank
    18.17 (23rd)
     
  • Ezekiel Elliott left off final injury report
    Ezekiel Elliott (knee) was not listed on the final injury report for Week 12 against the Raiders. 

    Advice: Elliott is dealing with a knee injury that made him limited on Monday, but he got in full sessions on Tuesday and Wednesday before being left off the final injury report. Elliott is set up for a good game against a lackluster run defense. He is a mid-range RB1 this week.  NBCSportsEDGE.com Wednesday, 12:28 pm
    Week 13 Projected Points & Rank
    15.17 (41st)
     
  • Lamb limited Wednesday, given questionable tag
    CeeDee Lamb (concussion) is listed as questionable for Week 12 against the Raiders.

    Advice: Dak Prescott said Lamb was a full participant in Wednesday's practice, but he officially was given a limited tag. Either way, it suddenly looks like Lamb will be able to suit up despite entering the concussion protocol just a few days ago. Lamb will be a must-start seasonal option and a good DFS play if he is able to suit up.  NBCSportsEDGE.com Wednesday, 12:11 pm
    Week 13 Projected Points & Rank
    15.18 (40th)
     
  • McCarthy: Lamb (concussion protocol) will practice
    Speaking Wednesday, Cowboys coach Mike McCarthy said that WR CeeDee Lamb (concussion) would practice today with an eye towards playing against the Raiders on Thanksgiving. 

    Advice: The team believes that Lamb can clear protocol by Thursday, which would be an amazingly quick turnaround from a Sunday concussion. It will almost assuredly be a limited practice designation for Lamb, but it will be hard to sit him in fantasy if he actually plays against the Raiders.  NBCSportsEDGE.com Wednesday, 8:31 am
    Week 13 Projected Points & Rank
    15.18 (40th)
     
  • Zeke on knee injury: 'I can play through it'
    Speaking Tuesday, Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott said that he can play through his knee injury.

    Advice: Elliott first appeared on the injury report with a knee injury prior to Week 10, but he hasn't held a designation going into a game yet and hasn't missed a start. When asked about the knee injury on Tuesday, Elliott said, "I'm tough. I can play through it." He got in a full practice on Tuesday and should be considered a full go for Thursday's game against the Raiders. Consider him a mid-RB1. NBCSportsEDGE.com Tuesday, 6:29 pm
    Week 13 Projected Points & Rank
    15.17 (41st)
     
  • Mark Ingram (knee) officially DNP on Tuesday
    Mark Ingram (knee) did not practice Tuesday. 

    Advice: Reporters did not see Ingram during the portion of practice open to the media, and this DNP confirms he did not get in any work after the media left. This was only a walkthrough, so it remains possible Ingram returns Wednesday and is ready to go for Thanksgiving. Even so, Tony Jones looks like an appealing waiver add with Alvin Kamara (knee) looking unlikely to play and Ingram at best questionable.  NBCSportsEDGE.com Tuesday, 4:58 pm
    Week 13 Projected Points & Rank
    7.91 (152nd)
     
  • Lamb DNP, still in concussion protocol Tuesday
    CeeDee Lamb (concussion) remained sidelined for Tuesday's practice.

    Advice: Lamb is still in the league's concussion protocol though he has reportedly participated in meetings inside Dallas' facilities, which usually wouldn't happen for players with lingering effects. He has 24 hours to be cleared or take a backseat to Cedrick Wilson, who ran 91% of his routes from the slot in place of Lamb on Sunday, and Noah Brown. Michael Gallup would be the biggest beneficiary in that scenario. NBCSportsEDGE.com Tuesday, 1:04 pm
    Week 13 Projected Points & Rank
    15.18 (40th)
     
  • Ezekiel Elliott (knee) gets in full practice
    Ezekiel Elliott (knee) was a full participant for Tuesday's practice.

    Advice: Left tackle Tyron Smith also practiced in full, naturally gifting Elliott more running room as early as Thursday against the Raiders. Trending towards full strength outside of Amari Cooper (COVID) and CeeDee Lamb (concussion), Elliott and the rest of Dallas' offense should be upgraded against Las Vegas. NBCSportsEDGE.com Tuesday, 1:03 pm
    Week 13 Projected Points & Rank
    15.17 (41st)
     
  • Ingram absent in open portion of practice Tuesday
    Mark Ingram (knee) was absent for the portion of practice open to the media on Tuesday.

    Advice: The Saints held a walkthrough on Tuesday, which doesn't accurately depict either Alvin Kamara's (knee) or Ingram's statuses ahead of Thursday. Wednesday's injury report will be telling. Managers should stash Tony Jones everywhere just in case both players ahead of him are ruled out. NBCSportsEDGE.com Tuesday, 12:48 pm
    Week 13 Projected Points & Rank
    7.91 (152nd)
     
  • Kamara, Ingram both absent from practice Tuesday
    Alvin Kamara (knee) remained sidelined for Tuesday's practice.

    Advice: Underhill notes that the Saints held more of a walkthrough than an actual practice, but it's concerning that neither Mark Ingram, who popped up on Monday's injury report with a knee ailment, nor Kamara were available to participate just 48 hours prior to kick-off. Wednesday's status will be telling for both. Managers should have Tony Jones stashed everywhere just in case both players ahead of him are ruled out. NBCSportsEDGE.com Tuesday, 12:46 pm
    Week 13 Projected Points & Rank
    18.17 (23rd)
     
  • Jerry's son: Lamb has 'opportunity' to play vs. LV
    Cowboys team executive Stephen Jones said CeeDee Lamb (concussion) has "an opportunity to play" on Thanksgiving against the Raiders. 

    Advice: Lamb on Monday entered the NFL's concussion protocol. He missed the second half of the Cowboys' Week 11 loss to Kansas City after slamming his head on the turf on an end zone interception from Dak Prescott. Jones told reporters Monday that Lamb is "doing really well" following the Sunday brain injury, leaving open the possibility he could suit up against Vegas on a short week. Lamb was reportedly in team meetings Monday -- a good sign for his Week 12 availability, which will supposedly be determined by an independent physician. Dallas will again be without the unvaccinated Amari Cooper (COVID-19) against Vegas.  NBCSportsEDGE.com Tuesday, 6:47 am
    Week 13 Projected Points & Rank
    15.18 (40th)
     
  • Daniel Jones averages 4.4 YPA with 2 INTs on MNF
    Daniel Jones completed 23-of-38 passes for 167 yards, one touchdown, and two interceptions in the Giants' 30-10, Week 11 loss to the Bucs Monday night.

    Advice: Outside of a disastrous Week 6 against the Rams, this was easily Jones' worst game of the season, and it came on national television in ugly fashion. Jones and the Giants marched down the field on the opening possession only to stall in the red zone before settling for a field goal. It was all bad after that, as Jones' touchdown was a gift via a Mike Evans drop that goes on the books as a Tom Brady interception. It was returned inside the 10-yard line, and Jones tossed a two-yard score to LT Andrew Thomas on a trick play to finish it off. Jones' two interceptions were truly idiotic throws. One was right to NT Steve McLendon with no Giants player in the vicinity, and the second a forced pass to Darius Slayton. This was Jones' second multi-INT game of the year. He'll try to forget it and move on to a Week 12 home game against the Eagles as a middling QB2. NBCSportsEDGE.com Monday, 8:14 pm
    Week 13 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (25th)
     
  • Mark Ingram limited in practice Monday
    Mark Ingram (knee) was limited in Monday's practice. 

    Advice: The Saints didn't hold practice Monday so Ingram's status is just a guess from the team but he should be able to go for his team's Thanksgiving matchup with the Bills. He has averaged 20 touches for 110.5 scrimmage yards in his two starts without Kamara in the lineup. Even with the offense looking suspect under Trevor Siemian, Ingram's volume puts him on the RB1 borderline any time Kamara is out. NBCSportsEDGE.com Nov 22, 1:52 pm
    Week 13 Projected Points & Rank
    7.91 (152nd)
     
  • Saints list Alvin Kamara (knee) as DNP on Monday
    Alvin Kamara (knee) did not practice Monday.

    Advice: Kamara's status is an estimation by the team so we won't get a better idea on if he will suit up this week until the team actually practices. He has missed the previous two games with a reported MCL sprain. Mark Ingram has seen 15 carries and five catches per game in his two starts without Kamara. He topped 100 yards from scrimmage in both contests and will be a borderline RB1 if Kamara is out again. NBCSportsEDGE.com Nov 22, 1:49 pm
    Week 13 Projected Points & Rank
    18.17 (23rd)
     
  • Zeke gets limited tag on Monday
    Ezekiel Elliott (knee) was limited in practice Monday.

    Advice: The limited tag is just an estimation as the Cowboys didn't hold practice on Monday. Zeke has been dealing with the knee issue since Wek 9 but it hasn't cost him any time yet. We don't expect it to this week. Despite looking sluggish on the ground, Zeke has eight scores across ten games this year. He'll face the Raiders as a low-end RB1 on Thanksgiving.  NBCSportsEDGE.com Nov 22, 1:38 pm
    Week 13 Projected Points & Rank
    15.17 (41st)
     
  • Taysom Hill's four-year extension worth up to $95M
    Saints signed QB Taysom Hill to a four-year, $95 million contract extension.

    Advice: Hill's contract is worth between $40 million and $95 million depending on what position he ends up playing for the Saints. He can make up the $55 million discrepancies by earning the starting quarterback role over the next four years. The deal also includes $22.5 million in guarantees. Schefter noted that Hill's contract is unlike any other in the NFL because of how it scales his salary up based on what position he is playing. Strangely, the deal comes just a week after Hill didn't see a touch in a game that Trevor Siemian got trounced in. The move signals an attempt to make Hill the team's long-term solution at quarterback by New Orleans, albeit with plenty of reservations from the team. Hill is a low-end QB1 in any week he starts based on his rushing production but the Saints haven't given him that chance this year. It's possible he gets his first start of 2021 versus the Bills in Week 12. NBCSportsEDGE.com Nov 22, 1:06 pm
    Week 13 Projected Points & Rank
    20.25 (14th)
     
  • Freiermuth goes 4-11-1 on seven targets vs. LAC
    Pat Freiermuth caught 4-of-7 targets for 11 yards and a touchdown in the Steelers' Week 11 loss to the Chargers.

    Advice: It wasn't the most efficient day for the rookie tight end from a yards-per-target standpoint, but he saved an otherwise unproductive day with a short fourth-quarter touchdown. This is Freiermuth's fifth straight game with at least six targets, and he has emerged as a low-end TE1 option as a result of that volume. Eric Ebron also left the game late with a knee injury. If he misses time, Freiermuth would flirt with must-start status. Keep an eye out for Ebron news. NBCSportsEDGE.com Nov 21, 9:06 pm
    Week 13 Projected Points & Rank
    9.16 (111th)
     
  • Taysom Hil held without touch vs. Eagles
    Taysom Hil did not touch the ball in the Saints' Week 11 loss to the Eagles. 

    Advice: Goodness. It wasn't because Trevor Siemian was lighting things up. Siemian generated only 60 passing yards as the Saints fell behind 27-7 in the first half, but Hill evidently was not ready to mix in after barely practicing with a foot injury during the week. We would say Hill will probably see more work in Week 12 vs. Buffalo, but with the contest a short-week date on Thursday evening, Hill might not be much healthier than he was today. Hill should be left off the Turkey Day superflex radar.  NBCSportsEDGE.com Nov 21, 5:54 pm
    Week 13 Projected Points & Rank
    20.25 (14th)
     
  • Cedrick Wilson has four catches, a couple drops
    Cedrick Wilson caught 4-of-7 targets for 36 yards in the Cowboys' Week 11 loss to the Chiefs. 

    Advice: Wilson had a prominent role in the Dallas offense thanks to Amari Cooper being out with COVID-19 and CeeDee Lamb leaving at halftime with a concussion. The veteran had two ugly drops but accounted for one of the team's longest plays -- an 18-yard catch from Dak Prescott in the second half. Wilson would be a starting wideout in Week 12 against the Raiders if Lamb and Cooper are out (Cooper has already been declared out). He should be snatched off waiver wires in 14-team leagues this week.  NBCSportsEDGE.com Nov 21, 5:52 pm
    Week 13 Projected Points & Rank
    2.73 (277th)
     
  • Mark Ingram totals 113 yards on 22 touches
    Mark Ingram rushed 16 times for 88 yards in the Saints' Week 11 loss to the Eagles, adding six receptions for 25 additional yards. 

    Advice: Ingram also lost a soft fumble in the third quarter, but coach Sean Payton had nowhere else to turn, nor would he punish Ingram for only one miscue. It was the volume Ingram's fantasy managers were hoping for, though Trevor Siemian vultured the only ground score, and a 27-7 halftime deficit meant the Saints spent the majority of the second half throwing. Alvin Kamara (ankle) didn't appear particularly close to returning this week, but Ingram will maintain some low-end FLEX appeal for Week 12 even if Kamara suits up for a tough matchup with the Bills. If Kamara doesn't go, Ingram will be more of a lower-end RB2 than the high-end one he's been the past two weeks.  NBCSportsEDGE.com Nov 21, 3:38 pm
    Week 13 Projected Points & Rank
    7.91 (152nd)
     
  • Jerick McKinnon (hamstring) out vs. Dallas
    Jerick McKinnon (hamstring) won't return to the Chiefs' Week 11 game against the Cowboys. 

    Advice: McKinnon barely played in the first half but sustained a hamstring injury that will keep him sidelined for the remainder of the game. Clyde Edwards-Helaire and Darrel Williams will see most -- if not all -- of the touches in the KC backfield.  NBCSportsEDGE.com Nov 21, 3:14 pm
    Week 13 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (328th)
     
  • Fun while it lasted: Dan Arnold sees 0 targets
    Dan Arnold was not targeted in Jacksonville's Week 11 loss to the Niners.

    Advice: Welp. Arnold did not even see a target negated by a penalty behind the scenes. We know it's not what you want to hear right now but, with at least seven targets in every game out of Jacksonville's bye prior to this one, Arnold can still be trusted as a low-end TE1 in Week 12 against Minnesota. NBCSportsEDGE.com Nov 21, 1:00 pm
    Week 13 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (848th)
     
  • Kamara officially inactive for Saints in Week 11
    Saints declared RB Alvin Kamara inactive for Week 11's game against the Eagles. 

    Advice: They officially ruled him out on Friday, but if for whatever reason you didn't heed that warning, you've got an hour to make other plans. Also inactive for the Saints are LT Terron Armstead, RT Ryan Ramczyk, QB Ian Book, TE Juwan Johnson, DL Tanoh Kpassagnon, and WR Ty Montgomery. No surprises on this list other than QB Taysom Hill (foot) being active after getting in a limited practice on Friday. Trevor Siemian will still have the main role and be without his two bookend tackles against the Eagles.  NBCSportsEDGE.com Nov 21, 8:47 am
    Week 13 Projected Points & Rank
    18.17 (23rd)
     
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