Player Notes

  • Redskins possible landing spot for Ellington?
    ESPN's Field Yates considers the Redskins a possible landing spot for Andre Ellington.

    Advice: The Redskins have a screen-heavy offense that runs through the short pass game and are in need of a Chris Thompson replacement. Ellington could complement Samaje Perine and add depth with Byron Marshall the only other healthy back. Washington is a scheme fit for Ellington, but he could draw interest from multiple teams. Today, 2:09 pm
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  • Orleans Darkwa limited with hamstring injury
    Orleans Darkwa (hamstring) was limited at Monday's practice.

    Advice: It's a new injury for Darkwa. The limited practice suggests he should fine, but his status can't be taken for granted on a short week. Darkwa will be updated Tuesday. Today, 1:35 pm
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  • Dwayne Washington (hip) still not practicing
    Dwayne Washington (hip) didn't practice Monday.

    Advice: Washington hasn't practiced since going down in Week 10. He's unlikely to return for Thursday's game with the Vikings. Today, 1:04 pm
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  • Report: Aaron Jones was arrested in October
    The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel's Michael Cohen reports Aaron Jones was arrested for speeding, driving without a valid license, and operating a vehicle with a controlled substance in his system in early October.

    Advice: Jones has pleaded not guilty to the charges, but the incident report from the stop claims Jones admitted to smoking marijuana three hours before being pulled over. No drugs were found in the car. "I spoke to Aaron after the incident," coach Mike McCarthy said. "He made a mistake." Jones is currently sidelined with a sprained MCL. Today, 9:03 am
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  • Tarik Cohen played 31 snaps Week 11
    Tarik Cohen played 31-of-63 snaps (49 percent) Week 11 against the Lions.

    Advice: It was his second-highest snap total and snap share of the season after playing a grand total of 38 snaps in the previous three games combined. It was also the same snap total as Jordan Howard and, more importantly, 14 more than Benny Cunningham. He was still not on the field in the two-minute drill, however, and has been at best up and down this season. He will be a risky fantasy bet this week against the Eagles. Today, 7:03 am
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  • Ankle could bother Fournette rest of season
    Leonard Fournette said his ankle could bother him the rest of the season.

    Advice: "The best way for me to get it healed is to rest, and I don’t have that much time," Fournette said. "[The coaches] have a great plan throughout the week to keep me fresh. That’s about it." Fournette did not look any worse for wear as he rumbled through a previously stout Browns run defense for 111 yards on Sunday. While he is unlikely to practice much over the next several weeks, it looks like the plan is for Fournette to gut it out the rest of the way. Today, 5:56 am
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  • Alfred Morris runs for 91 yards in Week 11
    Alfred Morris had 17 carries for 91 yards in Week 11 against the Eagles.

    Advice: The Cowboys started Rod Smith, but Morris was the clear lead back. Morris fell out of the gameplan with the Dallas getting blown out in the second half, and he finished behind Smith in snaps for the second straight week. It looks like Morris should continue to dominate carries going forward. Morris will remain an RB2 for Thursday's matchup with the Chargers. Yesterday, 8:44 pm
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  • C.J. Anderson ends touchdown drought Sunday
    C.J. Anderson managed 37 yards and a touchdown on 13 carries while catching two-of-three targets for 19 yards Sunday in the Broncos’ Week 11 loss to the Bengals.

    Advice: Anderson got off to a hot start for Denver, converting a fourth-and-two opportunity in the first quarter and scoring a goal-line touchdown later on the same drive. The touchdown was his first since Week 2. Aside from that drive, Anderson was mostly a non-factor, averaging just 2.8 yards per carry with a long run of seven yards. Anderson coughed up a fumble after taking a massive hit from Vontaze Burfict in the fourth quarter and was both out-touched and out-gained by second-year back Devontae Booker. Those two should see close to an even workload next week at Oakland. Yesterday, 6:25 pm
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  • Giovani Bernard struggles in win at Denver
    Giovani Bernard lost four yards on three carries and added one catch for eight yards on two targets Sunday in the Bengals’ Week 11 win over the Broncos.

    Advice: Incredibly, Bernard has now rushed for negative yards in two of his last three games. That’s just not going to cut it. With Joe Mixon emerging as the Bengals’ bell-cow, Bernard won’t be a fantasy consideration next week against the Browns. Yesterday, 6:18 pm
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  • James White gets five touches Week 11
    James White rushed five times for 13 yards in the Patriots' Week 11 win over the Raiders.

    Advice: His lone target fell incomplete. White has taken a clear backseat to Dion Lewis and Rex Burkhead in the last couple games, and that continued this week despite Burkhead fumbling early. Once the steadiest part of New England’s backfield, White is trending toward droppable. Yesterday, 4:49 pm
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  • Rex Burkhead fumbles, limited to 9 touches
    Rex Burkhead rushed five times for 16 yards and hauled in 4-of-6 targets for 21 yards in the Patriots' Week 11 win over the Raiders.

    Advice: Coming off a breakout performance last week, Burkhead committed one of the Patriots’ cardinal sins when he lost the ball on the opening drive. New England recovered, but the damage was done. Burkhead had three touches in the 12 plays before the fumble, and he touched the ball just six times the rest of the way with three of those coming on the final drive. The good news is Burkhead continued to play ahead of James White even after the miscue, and he will likely remain the 1B to Dion Lewis’ 1A moving forward. That will keep him in the FLEX conversation next week against the Dolphins. Yesterday, 4:47 pm
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  • Riddick totals 39 yards from scrimmage Sunday
    Theo Riddick contributed 35 yards on nine carries while adding one catch for four yards on two targets Sunday in the Lions’ Week 11 win over the Bears.

    Advice: The 10 touches were Riddick’s most since Week 2, though his impact was still minimal. Known for being among the better pass-catching backs in the league, Riddick has managed just four catches for 16 yards on five targets over his last two outings. Even in deeper PPR leagues he’s becoming a tough sell as a starter. A breakout game Thursday against the Vikings, a team that held him to 12 yards from scrimmage in Week 4, seems unlikely. Yesterday, 3:15 pm
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  • Jerick McKinnon again held in check in win
    Jerick McKinnon rushed 14 times for 48 yards in the Vikings' Week 11 win over the Rams.

    Advice: He caught 5-of-7 targets in the pass game but turned them into just 12 yards. McKinnon again took a back seat to Latavius Murray in terms of production, as Murray scored two goal-line touchdowns and managed 95 yards on 15 carries, but McKinnon still edged him out in touches 19-16. McKinnon has disappointed in back-to-back games but will remain a solid RB2 with upside on Thanksgiving Day against the Lions. However, it's clear Murray is the goal-line back. Yesterday, 2:28 pm
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  • Lamar Miller catches touchdown in Week 11 win
    Lamar Miller rushed 22 times for 61 yards and caught 4-of-5 targets for 22 yards and a touchdown in the Texans' Week 11 win over the Cardinals.

    Advice: Miller struggled a bit early, but he had a great run to set up the offense at the five on the last play of the first quarter, and he converted the touchdown with a seven-yard catch a couple plays later. It was his third receiving touchdown of the season, a new career high. Miller ended up ceding work to D'Onta Foreman in the second half, but the rookie suffered what looked like a torn Achilles' and is likely out for the season. That should leave Miller as the clear lead back the rest of the way, and he will be a volume-based RB2 next week against the Ravens. Yesterday, 2:20 pm
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  • Doug Martin fizzles again versus Dolphins
    Doug Martin rushed 19 times for 38 yards while catching two passes for six yards in Sunday's Week 11 win over the Dolphins.

    Advice: In an outstanding with perfect game script, Martin was once again nondescript on Sunday. He continually found little running room, but with the Buccaneers staked to an early 20-7 lead, managed to stack volume. The volume has regularly been there for Martin, but he's been a black hole of opportunity for fantasy purposes. After rushing for 5.7 yards per carry in his first game of the season, Martin has carried 99 times for 269 yards (2.7 YPC) over his past six games. While backs with his touch floor are in few supply for fantasy, Martin cannot be counted on as more than a low-end RB2/flex option next week versus Atlanta. Yesterday, 1:54 pm
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  • Chris Thompson has broken leg, needs surgery
    Redskins RB Chris Thompson has been diagnosed with a broken right fibula and requires season-ending surgery.

    Advice: Brutal, though it was the expected outcome after Thompson got rolled up in ugly fashion at the Superdome on Sunday. It ends a breakout campaign for a player who entered Week 11 leading the Redskins in both rushing and receiving. Thompson had been Kirk Cousins' most trusted target. Now the Redskins are left with Samaje Perine and Byron Marshall at running back. Perine will bang between the tackles while Marshall will try to catch some passes. Yesterday, 1:44 pm
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  • Jamaal Williams gets 22 touches vs Baltimore
    Jamaal Williams rushed 18 times for 57 yards in Week 11 against Baltimore.

    Advice: The Packers were forced to run in an attempt to hide Brett Hundley. Williams added four catches for 38 yards and finished with over 20 touches, but averaged just 3.2 YPC. He didn't lose any work to Devante Mays, who fumbled on his only carry. Williams will be a plodding volume-based RB3 if he makes another start in Week 12. Yesterday, 1:30 pm
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  • Latavius runs for 95 and 2 TDs in lopsided W
    Latavius Murray rushed 15 times for 95 yards and two touchdowns in the Vikings' 24-7, Week 11 win over the Rams.

    Advice: Murray looks to be taking hold of this Minnesota backfield; he has scored three touchdowns in the past two weeks and is getting all of the goal-line work, scoring two more times from inside the 10-yard line in this one. The first was straight up the gut from eight yards out and the other a two-yard plunge. Jerick McKinnon still got 19 touches, but his upside has been capped a bit with Murray getting the scoring carries. Murray will be an RB2 on Thanksgiving Day at the Lions. Yesterday, 1:28 pm
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  • Mike Gillislee once again a healthy scratch
    Patriots declared Mike Gillislee inactive for Week 11 against the Raiders.

    Advice: He is a healthy scratch for the second week in a row. Gillislee sitting leaves Rex Burkhead, Dion Lewis, and James White to handle the backfield work. Burkhead and Lewis are the best fantasy bets of that trio. Chris Hogan (shoulder), RT Marcus Cannon (ankle), ST Matthew Slater (hamstring), C David Andrews (illness), CB Eric Rowe (groin), and DL Malcom Brown (ankle) are also inactive. Yesterday, 12:08 pm
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  • Terrance West could be healthy scratch Sunday
    According to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, Terrance West (questionable, calf) may be a healthy scratch for Week 11 against the Packers.

    Advice: His calf injury is no longer a concern after putting in a full week of practice, but it looks like the Ravens are only going to dress three running backs for Sunday's game, leaving West as the odd man out. Assuming that's the case, Baltimore will roll with Alex Collins, Buck Allen and Danny Woodhead, who was activated off I.R. on Saturday after missing the previous eight games with a torn hamstring. West belongs on the waiver wire in fantasy leagues. Yesterday, 5:05 am
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