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  • Quinn (concussion) not expected to play Sunday
    Rams DE Robert Quinn (concussion, questionable) is unlikely to play Sunday in Week 13 against the Patriots.

    Advice: Quinn didn't practice all week and remains in the league's concussion protocol. Consider him week to week. It's a big blow to the Rams' pass rush and should give Tom Brady more time to throw, which is never a good thing for opposing defenses. Rotoworld.com 56 minutes ago
    Week 13 Projected Points & Rank
    3.90 (330th)
     
  • Orlando Scandrick dealing with foot injury
    Cowboys coach Jason Garrett said CB Orlando Scandrick has been playing through a foot injury.

    Advice: It explains why Anthony Brown started over Scandrick on Thursday night. Scandrick had a good game in the slot, allowing six yards on four catches. He’ll have 10 days to rest up for Week 14. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 4:17 pm
    Week 13 Projected Points & Rank
    5.89 (204th)
     
  • Jets DE Mo Wilkerson (ankle) suffered setback
    Jets DE Muhammad Wilkerson (questionable, ankle) suffered a setback in Saturday's practice.

    Advice: Wilkerson practiced fully Thursday and Friday, but sat out Saturday. The late-week downgrade has him looking on the doubtful side against the Colts. The Jets are also expected to be without S Calvin Pryor (concussion), DT Steve McLendon (hamstring), and LB Lorenzo Mauldin (doubtful, ankle) this week. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 3:40 pm
    Week 13 Projected Points & Rank
    7.08 (145th)
     
  • Seahawks activate LB Michael Morgan
    Seahawks activated LB Michael Morgan from injured reserve.

    Advice: Morgan had been out since Week 4. He's mainly a special teamer, but could see some time on the strong side when Seattle plays in base sets. The Seahawks placed LB Jordan Tripp on IR in a corresponding move. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 3:14 pm
    Week 13 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (758th)
     
  • Tahir Whitehead (knee) downgraded to out
    Lions MLB Tahir Whitehead (knee) has been downgraded to out for Week 13.

    Advice: Whitehead will miss his first game of the season after practicing on a limited basis all week. Josh Bynes is expected to replace him in the starting lineup. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 2:02 pm
    Week 13 Projected Points & Rank
    12.76 (13th)
     
  • Packers activate CB Makinton Dorleant from IR
    Packers activated CB Makinton Dorleant from injured reserve.

    Advice: It's an expected move. Dorleant has been practicing the last two weeks and will give the Packers secondary depth. Eddie Lacy and Sam Shields are both out for the season. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 1:51 pm
    Week 13 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (952nd)
     
  • Lions cut CB Johnthan Banks
    Lions released CB Johnthan Banks.

    Advice: The Lions gave up a 2018 seventh-round pick for Banks at the trade deadline. He lasted just four weeks on their active roster. Banks is in danger of falling out of the league. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 1:40 pm
    Week 13 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1212th)
     
  • Lions activate DE Armonty Bryant
    Lions activated DE Armonty Bryant from the reserve/suspended list.

    Advice: Bryant will rejoin Detroit after missing the last three weeks. He also served a four-game PED suspension to open the season. Bryant's return will upgrade the Lions pass rush. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 1:31 pm
    Week 13 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1246th)
     
  • 49ers place LB Shayne Skov (knee) on IR
    49ers placed LB Shayne Skov (knee) on injured reserve.

    Advice: A 2015 UDFA, Skov appeared in nine games on special teams. The 49ers promoted S Marcus Ball to replace him on the active roster. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 12:40 pm
    Week 13 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1408th)
     
  • Damarius Randall downgraded to questionable
    Packers CB Damarious Randall (groin) is questionable for Week 13.

    Advice: Randall practiced on a limited basis after returning last week. The late addition to the injury report suggests he's a game-time decision. The Packers also downgraded RG T.J. Lang (foot) and JC Tretter (knee) to out against the Texans. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 11:40 am
    Week 13 Projected Points & Rank
    7.62 (112th)
     
  • Jets SS Calvin Pryor out for Week 13
    Jets SS Calvin Pryor (concussion) has been ruled out for Week 13.

    Advice: Pryor didn't practice all week and remains in the concussion protocol. Rontez Miles will start against the Colts. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 11:31 am
    Week 13 Projected Points & Rank
    5.95 (197th)
     
  • Robert Mathis (bicep) out Week 13 vs Jets
    Colts OLB Robert Mathis (bicep) is out for Week 13 against the Jets.

    Advice: Mathis is having a down season, but he is still second on the team with three sacks. On the bright side, Trent Cole looks likely to return Monday night. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 11:03 am
    Week 13 Projected Points & Rank
    4.67 (280th)
     
  • Clayton Geathers (neck) out for Week 13
    Colts FS Clayton Geathers (neck) is out for Week 13 against the Jets.

    Advice: Geathers practiced in full Thursday, but he was held out Friday and Saturday. He likely suffered a setback. Geathers is week to week. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:58 am
    Week 13 Projected Points & Rank
    8.61 (76th)
     
  • Vontae Davis (groin) left off final report
    Colts RCB Vontae Davis (groin) was left off the final injury report and will play Monday night against the Jets.

    Advice: Obviously limited on Thanksgiving, Davis might still be hobbled by the groin injury, but there is no doubt about his availability after he practiced in full Friday and Saturday. Davis will see plenty of Brandon Marshall if the receiver is able to suit up Monday night. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:56 am
    Week 13 Projected Points & Rank
    7.05 (148th)
     
  • Clowney (elbow, wrist) downgraded to out
    Jadeveon Clowney (elbow, wrist) was downgraded to out for Week 13 against the Packers.

    Advice: Clowney was originally listed as questionable after practicing on a limited basis all week, but it looks like he did not even travel with the team to Green Bay. Already without J.J. Watt, losing Clowney is a big blow to the Texans defense, especially with Aaron Rodgers on the other side. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:39 am
    Week 13 Projected Points & Rank
    4.95 (268th)
     
  • Phillip Gaines added as questionable Saturday
    Chiefs RCB Phillip Gaines was added to the injury report as questionable with a knee injury Saturday.

    Advice: The late-addition suggests he suffered the injury in practice Friday. It would actually be better for Julio Jones if Gaines is able to suit up after he was repeatedly burned by Emmanuel Sanders last week. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:50 am
    Week 13 Projected Points & Rank
    4.67 (281st)
     
  • Alan Branch wins appeal, suspension dropped
    ESPN's Field Yates reports Patriots DT Alan Branch won his appeal of a four-game suspension for violating the substance-abuse policy.

    Advice: Branch always appeared confident he would win the appeal, but it is still shocking to see him not only cleared but cleared this quickly. The Patriots will not complain, however. A solid run stuffer, New England's already struggling defense could not have afforded to be without Branch. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:19 am
    Week 13 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (614th)
     
  • Redskins promote CB Dashaun Phillips
    Redskins signed CB Dashaun Phillips.

    Advice: Phillips is taking David Bruton’s spot on the active roster. He’s spent the last nine weeks on Washington's practice squad. Phillips should push Kendall Fuller for slot reps. Rotoworld.com Friday, 4:31 pm
    Week 13 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1426th)
     
  • Lions WLB DeAndre Levy unlikely to play
    Lions WLB DeAndre Levy (knee) is listed as questionable for Week 13.

    Advice: Levy has been getting in limited practices, but he's not expected to return Sunday. The Lions could also be without LB Tahir Whitehead (questionable, knee) against the Saints. Rotoworld.com Friday, 4:05 pm
    Week 13 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1008th)
     
  • Ansah thinks ankle will bother him 'all year'
    Lions DE Ziggy Ansah said he thinks the ankle injury he suffered Week 2 will hamper him "all year."

    Advice: Coming off 14.5 sacks last season, Ansah has zero takedowns in eight games this year. His ankle certainly has something to do with the decreased production. The sacks have not been there, but Ansah does have 10 hurries in the last five games according to PFF and almost had a strip sack on Thanksgiving. Those hurries should turn into takedowns eventually. Rotoworld.com Friday, 3:44 pm
    Week 13 Projected Points & Rank
    4.82 (274th)
     
  • Vontae Davis back to full practice
    Colts RCB Vontae Davis (groin) returned to a full practice on Friday.

    Advice: Davis got burned badly by the Titans in Week 11 and couldn't make it through the game in last Thursday night's loss to Pittsburgh, so we'd hesitate to call him all the way back. He'll match up with Brandon Marshall on Monday night. Rotoworld.com Friday, 1:09 pm
    Week 13 Projected Points & Rank
    7.05 (148th)
     
  • Mario Addison out for Week 13
    Panthers DE Mario Addison (foot) is out for Week 13.

    Advice: Carolina will miss its top edge rusher against Russell Wilson. Rotoworld.com Friday, 12:59 pm
    Week 13 Projected Points & Rank
    2.60 (410th)
     
  • Rams top pass rusher Quinn DNP on Friday
    Rams RE Robert Quinn (concussion) missed practice again on Friday and is listed as questionable for Week 13 at New England.

    Advice: It looks like Quinn was unable to earn medical clearance and will miss Sunday's bout with Tom Brady, significantly upgrading Brady's matchup. Quinn is by far the Rams' top outside pass rusher. Rotoworld.com Friday, 12:54 pm
    Week 13 Projected Points & Rank
    3.90 (330th)
     
  • D.J. Hayden goes on injured reserve
    Raiders placed CB D.J. Hayden (hamstring) on injured reserve, ending his season.

    Advice: The 12th overall pick in the 2013 draft, Hayden turned in his career-best season in 2016, but that wasn't saying much. He forced just one takeaway across 11 games and got burned incessantly over the past seven after a solid opening month of the year. Hayden is an impending unrestricted free agent. Rotoworld.com Friday, 12:28 pm
    Week 13 Projected Points & Rank
    5.76 (216th)
     
  • Tyvon Branch to take over Mathieu's slot role
    Tyvon Branch will take over as the Cardinals' primary slot defender in the expected absence of Tyrann Mathieu (shoulder).

    Advice: Branch spent the last eight weeks on the Cardinals' I.R. list, but was recalled this week and will likely play most of the game against Washington. Branch was outstanding in the role early this season with Mathieu still coming back from a knee operation. Still, it's hard to tell how Branch will fare in his first game back. He is coming off of in-season sports hernia surgery. Rotoworld.com Friday, 12:27 pm
    Week 13 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (799th)
     
  • Luke Kuechly still not practicing
    Panthers MLB Luke Kuechly (concussion) still isn't practicing.

    Advice: Kuechly won't play this week and remains out indefinitely. The Panthers are going to have a tough time guarding Jimmy Graham on Sunday Night Football. Rotoworld.com Friday, 12:15 pm
    Week 13 Projected Points & Rank
    19.15 (2nd)
     
  • Justin Houston returns to practice
    Chiefs OLB Justin Houston (shoulder) returned to practice on Friday.

    Advice: He should be in the starting lineup for Sunday's visit to the Georgia Dome. It's a #ComingHome game for Houston, who played college ball for the Bulldogs. Rotoworld.com Friday, 10:21 am
    Week 13 Projected Points & Rank
    8.44 (82nd)
     
  • Justin Houston held out of Chiefs practice
    Justin Houston (shoulder) was held out of Thursday's practice.

    Advice: Houston got in a full session on Wednesday, so the Chiefs are likely just managing his reps. Houston was a one-man wrecking crew in Week 12 against the Broncos, though he did tweak his shoulder. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 2:23 pm
    Week 13 Projected Points & Rank
    8.44 (82nd)
     
  • Vontae Davis returned to practice Thursday
    Colts CB Vontae Davis (groin) returned to a limited practice Thursday.

    Advice: Davis sat out Monday after being forced from the game Thanksgiving night against the Steelers. Davis was very limited even before he left that game, but it looks like he will give it a go Monday night against the Jets. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 9:13 am
    Week 13 Projected Points & Rank
    7.05 (148th)
     
  • DeAndre Levy not expected to play Week 13
    Lions WLB DeAndre Levy (quad) is not expected to play Week 13 against the Saints.

    Advice: Levy has been getting in limited practices the last couple weeks, but he still has not been cleared to return. It is not clear when or if that will happen. Levy has played in two games since 2014. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 7:38 am
    Week 13 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1008th)
     
  • Quinn (concussion) sidelined on Wednesday
    Rams DE Robert Quinn (concussion) didn't practice on Wednesday.

    Advice: It's notable because Quinn is listed with a concussion, which implies that he's in the league's protocol. His status for Sunday's game against New England is up in the air. It's safe to say Quinn won't play if he doesn't practice this week. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 5:05 pm
    Week 13 Projected Points & Rank
    3.90 (330th)
     
  • Kuechly (concussion) 'unlikely' to play on SNF
    Luke Kuechly (concussion) remained sidelined at Wednesday's practice.

    Advice: It's been almost two weeks since he suffered a concussion in a Thursday night game against New Orleans. Per beat writer Joe Person of the Charlotte Observer, Kuechly is "unlikely" to play against the Seahawks in Week 13. This is Kuechly's second concussion in as many seasons. He'll have as much time as he needs to recover. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 3:07 pm
    Week 13 Projected Points & Rank
    19.15 (2nd)
     
  • Packers get CB Randall back for Week 12
    Packers CB Damarius Randall (groin) is active for Week 12 against the Packers.

    Advice: It'll be his first game since going down in Week 6. The Packers need all the cornerback help they can get. Inactive for the Packers are ILB Jake Ryan, CB Demetri Goodson, ILB Blake Martinez, OLB Kyler Fackrell, RG T.J. Lang, G/C J.C. Tretter, and DT Christian Ringo. Ryan and Martinez are starters. Rotoworld.com Monday, 4:08 pm
    Week 13 Projected Points & Rank
    7.62 (112th)
     
  • D.J. Hayden injured hamstring in Week 12
    Raiders CB D.J. Hayden suffered a hamstring injury in the Week 12 win over the Panthers.

    Advice: Hayden is the Raiders' slot corner. He was forced into every-down duties against Carolina with LCB David Amerson (out) and allowed just one catch for three yards on six targets before leaving. On the year, Hayden has been Pro Football Focus' No. 108 cover corner out of 120 qualifiers. Rotoworld.com Monday, 3:25 pm
    Week 13 Projected Points & Rank
    5.76 (216th)
     
  • Jets SS Calvin Pryor suffers concussion
    Jets SS Calvin Pryor suffered a concussion in Sunday's Week 12 loss to the Patriots.

    Advice: He gets an extra day to pass through the NFL's protocol concussion testing with the Jets facing the Colts on Monday night. Pryor has had some bad moments in pass coverage this year, but he has fared well in run support. Rotoworld.com Monday, 12:50 pm
    Week 13 Projected Points & Rank
    5.95 (197th)
     
  • Clayton Geathers in non-contact jersey Monday
    Clayton Geathers (concussion) participated in Monday's practice.

    Advice: Geathers was in a non-contact jersey, but the practice suggests he is in the final stages of the concussion protocol. He should be cleared in time to face the Jets on Monday night. Geathers' return will be a boost for Indy's run defense. Rotoworld.com Monday, 7:56 am
    Week 13 Projected Points & Rank
    8.61 (76th)
     
  • Vontae Davis not at practice Monday
    Colts CB Vontae Davis (groin) did not practice Monday.

    Advice: Davis looked very limited early against the Steelers before ultimately being forced to leave the game. He still has plenty of time to get back on the field before Monday night, but a week off could do the corner good. He is at best questionable to face the Jets. Rotoworld.com Monday, 7:55 am
    Week 13 Projected Points & Rank
    7.05 (148th)
     
  • Panthers declare Week 12 inactives
    Panthers declared MLB Luke Kuechly, DE Mario Addison, C Ryan Kalil, RB Cameron Artis-Payne, WR Brenton Bersin, DT Vernon Butler, and CB Louis Young inactive for Week 12 against the Raiders.

    Advice: Kuechly is out indefinitely with a concussion. Addison has a foot injury. Rotoworld.com Nov 27, 12:10 pm
    Week 13 Projected Points & Rank
    19.15 (2nd)
     
  • No date set for Pats DT Alan Branch's appeal
    ESPN Patriots reporter Mike Reiss reports no date has been set for DT Alan Branch's appeal of his four-game suspension for violating the substance-abuse policy.

    Advice: Reiss reports the appeal is expected to be heard within the next month, and Branch will continue to play while the appeal process works itself out. Branch reportedly does not think he did anything wrong, but pushing back the suspension means he could end up missing games in the playoffs. A plus run defender, Branch's absence will hurt no matter when he serves the suspension, but it would be a massive blow during the playoffs. Rotoworld.com Nov 27, 5:49 am
    Week 13 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (614th)
     
  • Packers list CB Randall questionable
    Packers CB Damarious Randall (groin) is listed as questionable for Week 12.

    Advice: Randall has been sidelined since Week 6. He looks on track to return after practicing on a limited basis. Randall should help upgrade a Packers secondary that's allowed seven touchdowns over the last two weeks. Rotoworld.com Nov 26, 12:54 pm
    Week 13 Projected Points & Rank
    7.62 (112th)
     
  • Pats NT Branch appealing ban, to play Sunday
    Patriots DT Alan Branch made the trip for Sunday's Week 12 game against the Jets.

    Advice: The Boston Herald's Jeff Howe reported Branch is appealing his four-game suspension for violating the league's substance-abuse policy, and is now eligible to play while the appeal is heard. It's significant news because it was widely assumed Branch would not be available for Week 12 after ESPN's Adam Schefter broke the news of his ban. Branch is a difference-making run defender. Rotoworld.com Nov 26, 12:18 pm
    Week 13 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (614th)
     
  • Packers 'very hopeful' to get Randall back
    Packers coach Mike McCarthy said he is "very hopeful" to get CB Damarious Randall (groin) back this week.

    Advice: Sidelined since Week 6, Randall has been able to get in limited practices this week. With Demetri Goodson now sidelined by a knee injury, the Packers really need Randall to play. It looks like he will. Rotoworld.com Nov 26, 8:25 am
    Week 13 Projected Points & Rank
    7.62 (112th)
     
  • Panthers visit OAK with injury-depleted team
    Panthers DE Mario Addison (foot) has been ruled out for Week 12.

    Advice: Addison is hardly a household name, but he is the Panthers' best outside pass rusher and has 6.5 sacks on the season. Carolina is traveling to Oakland without MLB Luke Kuechly (concussion), LT Michael Oher (concussion), and C Ryan Kalil (shoulder) as well. Rotoworld.com Nov 25, 10:48 am
    Week 13 Projected Points & Rank
    2.60 (410th)
     
  • Kuechly (concussion) ruled out for Week 12
    Luke Kuechly (concussion) is out for Week 12 against the Raiders.

    Advice: He suffered a scary-looking concussion in last week's game against New Orleans and hasn't resumed practicing. Kuechly has a history of head injuries having missed three games last year due to a concussion. Consider him week to week. Rotoworld.com Nov 25, 10:39 am
    Week 13 Projected Points & Rank
    19.15 (2nd)
     
  • Robert Mathis exits with elbow injury
    Colts OLB Robert Mathis left Thursday's Week 12 game against the Steelers with an elbow injury and did not return.

    Advice: Mathis suffered the injury during the second half. He recorded just one tackle before exiting. The once-dominant pass-rusher owns PFF's worst grade among 3-4 outside linebackers this year. Rotoworld.com Nov 24, 10:19 pm
    Week 13 Projected Points & Rank
    4.67 (280th)
     
  • Vontae Davis leaves game with groin injury
    Colts RCB Vontae Davis left Thursday's Week 12 game against the Steelers with a groin injury and will not return.

    Advice: He almost didn't play this week because of an ankle injury and now his groin appears to be acting up. Davis exited in the second quarter, but not before allowing two touchdowns to Antonio Brown. Darius Butler and Patrick Robinson will be the main cornerbacks in his absence. Rotoworld.com Nov 24, 6:44 pm
    Week 13 Projected Points & Rank
    7.05 (148th)
     
  • Panthers preparing as if Kuechly will sit
    ESPN's David Newton reports the Panthers are preparing as if Luke Kuechly (concussion) will not play Week 12 against the Raiders.

    Advice: It is not a surprise after Kuechly suffered a scary concussion last Thursday night. He was not able to practice Wednesday. Kuechly missed three games and four weeks with a concussion last season. It would not be surprising if he missed multiple games again this year. Rotoworld.com Nov 24, 7:04 am
    Week 13 Projected Points & Rank
    19.15 (2nd)
     
  • DeAndre Levy not expected to play Week 12
    NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports Lions WLB DeAndre Levy (quad, questionable) is not expected to play Thanksgiving against the Vikings.

    Advice: This has been the expectation all along. The good news is Levy has been able to practice on a limited basis the last two weeks and has a great shot to return Week 13. He will be needed against the Saints. Rotoworld.com Nov 24, 5:49 am
    Week 13 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1008th)
     
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