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  • Thomas Rawls

    Seattle Seahawks

    Thomas Rawls a healthy scratch for MNF; Lacy, McKissic and Davis will be active

    Rawls is a healthy scratch for the second time in his career. That'll leave the backfield work to Eddie Lacy, J.D. McKissic and Mike Davis, with Lacy expected to lead the charge on non-passing downs and McKissic likely to work in on third-down and as a change-of-pace to Lacy. The Seahawks have had loads of trouble running the ball this season, but Rawls' inactive status does make both Lacy and McKissic interesting targets on the prime-time slate. Russell Wilson and the passing attack is still where most of the Seattle production is going to come from.

    As reported by Greg Bell Other tagged players: Eddie Lacy, J.D. McKissic, Mike Davis

    By: SBK
    Stephen Keech

    • nfl
    • injury
    • breaking-news
    • roster
  • Andre Ellington

    Arizona Cardinals

    The Cardinals waive RB Andre Ellington

    After being a healthy scratch for yesterday's game against the Houston Texans, the Arizona Cardinals have made it official and have waived Andre Ellington from their active roster on Monday afternoon. The void Ellington leaves behind as the team's former passing down back could open up opportunities for D.J. Foster or even Kerwynn Williams as a change of pace back from Adrian Peterson, who can be expected to continue working as the Cardinals feature back until further notice.

    As reported by Field Yates via Twitter

    By: breves228
    Bob Reeves

    • nfl
    • breaking-news
    • roster
  • Sterling Shepard

    New York Giants

    Sterling Shepard (illness) and Orleans Darkwa (hamstring) limited in practice Monday

    Shepard has been listed as a limited participant in the New York Giants' practice on Monday due to migraines after missing yesterday's game and should be considered as questionable for Thanksgiving Day despite not yet receiving a designation. If Shepard is able to suit up, he'll continue to work as the Giants top wide receiver, though that title doesn't hold a ton of merit with how bad the Giants offense has looked in recent weeks. As for Orleans Darkwa, this is the first time we're hearing of his hamstring injury, which is slightly concerning for his availability on Thursday night. The Giants seem to have settled on Darkwa as their feature running back since their Week 8 bye, as Darka has accumulated at least 16 touches in all three games. If he's cleared to play, he'll draw a plus matchup with the Redskins 31st-ranked scoring defense that suffered a monumental collapse at the hand of the New Orleans Saints' yesterday afternoon.

    As reported by Ralph Vacchiano via Twitter Other tagged players: Orleans Darkwa

    By: breves228
    Bob Reeves

    • nfl
    • injury
  • Terrelle Pryor

    Washington Redskins

    Redskins WR Terrelle Pryor (ankle) and RB Chris Thompson (fibula) placed on IR

    Pryor underwent ankle surgery Monday morning, which lead to the Washington Redskins' decision to place him on injured reserve, while the team also confirmed that Chris Thompson suffered a broken fibula, effectively ending his season as well. This means that Josh Doctson and Jamison Crowder will continue to work as the Redskins top-two wide receivers, in terms of target share, for the remainder of the season, with Ryan Grant working as the outside receiver when Crowder moves into the slot. Doctson is particularly interesting heading into the Thanksgiving Day slate, as he now has back-to-back games of seven targets and put up 81 yards in a tough matchup with the New Orleans Saints' secondary. As for Thompson's absence, Byron Marshall should take over the passing-down back role to some extent, while Semaje Perine looks to be the team's feature back with Rob Kelley still sidelined with an injury. Head coach Jon Gruden did tell reporters that the team does plan to sign a running back prior to Thursday's game, though Perine and Marshall appear locked in as the top running backs for at least one game given the short week.

    As reported by John Keim via Twitter Other tagged players: Chris Thompson

    By: breves228
    Bob Reeves

    • nfl
    • injury
    • breaking-news
  • Jameis Winston

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers

    Jamies Winston (shoulder) ruled out for Week 12

    Winston has yet to resume throwing as he continues to rest his ailing shoulder, according to Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Dirk Koetter and has officially been ruled out for their Week 12 matchup against the Atlanta Falcons. This means that Ryan Fitzpatrick will be under center for the third consecutive game and bounced back nicely in Week 11, passing for 275 yards and two touchdowns against the dismal Miami Dolphins defense.

    As reported by Mike Garafolo via Twitter

    By: breves228
    Bob Reeves

    • nfl
    • injury
    • breaking-news
  • Blaine Gabbert

    Arizona Cardinals

    Cardinals confirm Blaine Gabbert will remain starter for Week 12

    Gabbert will start under center once again, according to head coach Bruce Arians, for the team’s Week 12 matchup against the Jacksonville Jaguars, marking his second consecutive start. He played extremely well Sunday, throwing for three touchdowns, but the entire Cardinals offense will find themselves in a terrible spot against a Jaguars defense that still ranks 1st in pass DVOA. That said, Larry Fitzgerald continues to be peppered with targets and will draw the "easiest" matchup in the Jacksonville secondary against Aaron Colvin, mostly avoiding Jalen Ramsey and A.J. Bouye for the duration of the game.

    As reported by Michael DiRocco via Twitter

    By: breves228
    Bob Reeves

    • nfl
    • breaking-news
    • roster
  • Greg Olsen

    Carolina Panthers

    Panthers TE Greg Olsen (foot) will play Week 12 barring a setback

    Olsen is on track to make his return for Week 12 and will play in Sunday's game against the New York Jets barring a setback with the broken foot he sustained all the way back in Week 2. At this point in the week, it's still too early to know if, or how much, he'll be limited but he could be in line for an even bigger target share than prior to the injury with Kelvin Benjamin now in Buffalo and rookie Curtis Samuel recently being placed on injured reserve with an ankle injury, ending his season.

    As reported by Joe Person via Twitter

    By: breves228
    Bob Reeves

    • nfl
    • injury
    • breaking-news
  • Cairo Santos

    Chicago Bears

    Bears sign K Cairo Santos

    The Chicago Bears have announced that they have signed kicker Cairo Cantos, who was waived by the Kansas City Chiefs earlier in the season after sustaining a groin injury. The team has yet to provide any clarification on his availability for Week 12, but even if active, he would likely set up as a less than the ideal option at kicker on FanDuel with the Bears traveling to Philadelphia to take on the scorching-hot Philadelphia Eagles and expected to be substantial underdogs.

    As reported by Brad Biggs via Twitter

    By: breves228
    Bob Reeves

    • nfl
    • breaking-news
    • roster
  • Dallas Cowboys

    Dallas Cowboys

    Cowboys LT Tyron Smith (groin, back) officially inactive Sunday night; Darren McFadden is a healthy scratch

    Smith is inactive and won't play in tonight's game against the Philadelphia Eagles, as expected, after previously being listed as questionable on the Dallas Cowboys' injury report with separate groin and back injuries, while Darren McFadden is inactive and a healthy scratch, leaving just Alfred Morris and Rod Smith as the only running backs on the Cowboys' active roster for Sunday night's game. In his absence, Byron Bell will attempt to hold down the left side of the offensive line against this ferocious Eagles' front seven. However, Smith's absence can't possibly be overstated following the massive six-sack performance Adrian Clayborn was able to put up by his lonesome for the Atlanta Falcons in Week 10, adding to those concerns is the fact that the Philadelphia defensive line is arguably the team's biggest strength on defensive side of the ball, making them a viable option at defense on the primetime slates and FanDuel main slate despite the high game total.

    As reported by Brandon George via Twitter Other tagged players: Darren McFadden

    By: breves228
    Bob Reeves

    • nfl
    • injury
    • breaking-news
  • Alshon Jeffery

    Philadelphia Eagles

    Alshon Jeffery (ankle) officially active Sunday night

    Jeffery is active and will play in tonight's game against the Dallas Cowboys after previously being listed as questionable on the Philadelphia Eagles' injury report with an ankle injury. This news is far from shocking as Jeffery was expected to play after being a full participant in Friday's practice. Now that he's officially active, he'll continue his normal role as the Eagles top receiver on the outside alongside Zach Ertz, who typically does most of his damage in the middle of the field at the tight end position. The Cowboys rank 26th in pass DVOA versus starting tight ends as well, so Ertz will remain an elite option in tournaments on FanDuel's main slate and a key cog in all formats for the primetime slates across the industry.

    As reported by Jeff McLane via Twitter

    By: breves228
    Bob Reeves

    • nfl
    • injury
    • breaking-news
  • Danny Amendola

    New England Patriots

    Danny Amendola (knee) and Martellus Bennett (shoulder) active Sunday; Mike Gillislee a healthy scratch

    Amendola and Bennett will be both be active for today's game against the Oakland Raiders after previously being listed as questionable on the New England Patriots' injury report as questionable with separate knee and shoulder injuries, respectively. This news doesn't come as a shock, however, as both players were expected to suit up despite the prior injury designations. Just how much Bennett will be involved in the New England Patriots offense moving forward remains to be seen, but Amendola remains in a good spot considering the Patriots slate-high 31 points implied team total against a Raiders defense that ranks 32nd in pass DVOA. That said, he has played just under 50 percent of the team's snaps since returning from his earlier injury and there are better places to look for fantasy goodness in this Patriots offense. Additionally, Mike Gillisee is a healthy scratch for the second straight game, clearing the way for Rex Burkhead, Dion Lewis, and James White to handle the Patriots running back snaps and workload.

    As reported by Mike Reiss via Twitter Other tagged players: Martellus Bennett, Mike Gillislee

    By: breves228
    Bob Reeves

    • nfl
    • injury
    • breaking-news
  • Jordan Matthews

    Buffalo Bills

    Jordan Matthews (knee) inactive Sunday; Charles Clay (knee) active

    Matthews will be inactive for today's game against the Los Angeles Chargers after previously being listed as questionable on the Buffalo Bills' injury report with a knee Injury, while Charles Clay will be active despite dealing with his own knee injury. Even with the earlier questionable designation, Clay practiced in full the entire week and was expected to play, so this news does not come as a surprise. Matthews was a different story as he was only able to be a limited participant in the Bills' practices. The Bills receiving corps that consists of Clay, Kelvin Benjamin, and Zay Jones just got slightly less crowded, but the trio will still be forced to be on the receiving end of Nathan Peterman passes, something that isn't a source of optimism for their fantasy value in Week 11 and moving forward. The Chargers rank 9th in pass DVOA so Peterman and his pass catchers look to possess low floors and even lower ceilings on Sunday's slates across the industry.

    As reported by Ian Rapoport via Twitter Other tagged players: Charles Clay

    By: breves228
    Bob Reeves

    • nfl
    • injury
    • breaking-news
  • New Orleans Saints

    New Orleans Saints

    Saints DB Kenny Vaccaro (groin) inactive Sunday

    Vaccaro will be inactive for today's game against the Washington Redskins after previously being listed as questionable on the New Orleans Saints' injury report with a groin injury. This is a big loss for the Saints defense, and while Vaccaro is technically a safety, he serves primarily as the slot cornerback and his absence is a massive boost to the projected fantasy value of Jamison Crowder, who is already widely mispriced across the industry given his likely target volume with Jordan Reed and Terrelle Pryor already ruled out with their respective injuries.

    As reported by Mike Triplett via Twitter

    By: breves228
    Bob Reeves

    • nfl
    • injury
    • breaking-news
  • John Brown

    Arizona Cardinals

    John Brown (back) active Sunday; Andre Ellington is a healthy scratch

    Brown returned to the Arizona Cardinals' practice on Friday and will be active for today's game against the Houston Texans after previously be expected to play. That said, the mid-week downgrade is a bit concerning given his injury history and may be in line for reduced snaps coming off a season-high 69 snaps in the Cardinals Week 10 matchup. It goes without saying that Brown should be reserved for tournament use only, but he does draw a plus matchup with a Texans defense that ranks 29th in pass DVOA versus number two wide receivers.

    As reported by Josh Weinfuss via Twitter Other tagged players: Andre Ellington

    By: breves228
    Bob Reeves

    • nfl
    • injury
    • breaking-news
  • Ryan Grant

    Washington Redskins

    Ryan Grant (concussion) active Sunday

    Grant has cleared the concussion protocol and will be active for today's game against the New Orleans Saints after previously being listed as questionable on the Washington Redskins' injury report with the aforementioned concussion. This means Ryan Grant could see an elevated role in three-receiver sets with Jamison Crowder and Josh Doctson serving as the de facto top-two pass-catching options with Jordan Reed and Terrelle Pryor sidelined. That said, Crowder draws the far easier cornerback matchup with Doctson likely to be shadowed by Marshon Lattimore on the outside. Vernon Davis has also performed extremely well the last two weeks with Reed inactive and has seen a massive 20 targets, so despite the tough matchup with the Saints defense, remains firmly in play for tournaments as a mid-priced tight end option.

    As reported by Master Tesfatsion via Twitter

    By: breves228
    Bob Reeves

    • nfl
    • injury
    • breaking-news
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