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Injury Derek Carr puts in full practice
Dislocated finger
By: Jake Gordon | Nov 30 2016, 7:45 pm

Oakland Raiders
ALAMEDA, Calif. -- Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr was a full participant in practice on Wednesday, three days after dislocating his right (passing) pinkie in two places on a mistimed snap from center Rodney Hudson. (ESPN.com)

FFToday's Take: Derek Carr will likely play the majority of this weekend's game out of the shotgun to minimize any potential contact on his injured pinkie finger. The injury makes Derek Carr, Amari Cooper and Michael Crabtree riskier fantasy options for Week 13. Not only will Jack Del Rio have more incentive to run the ball if Carr's accuracy is off but any hit to the hand may also force him out of the game.
Injury Colts' Luck on track to play
Concussion protocol
By: Jake Gordon | Nov 30 2016, 6:15 pm

Indianapolis Colts
It appears Andrew Luck is on track to return to action Monday night against the Jets. Colts coach Chuck Pagano told reporters the quarterback remains in the concussion protocol, but Luck told reporters after practice Wednesday that he participated in the session with no restrictions. (NFL.com)

FFToday's Take: This is great news for an Indianapolis offense that struggled to get much going with Scott Tolzien under center last week. Barring a setback, Andrew Luck will be a big boost for the fantasy values of T.Y. Hilton and Donte Moncrief.
Injury Trevor Siemian held out of practice
Foot sprain leaves status for Week 13 up in the air
By: Jake Gordon | Nov 30 2016, 5:27 pm

Denver Broncos
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. -- Denver Broncos quarterback Trevor Siemian was held out of practice Wednesday due to a foot injury and his status Sunday for the game against the Jacksonville Jaguars is in question. Broncos coach Gary Kubiak called the injury "a foot sprain,'' and Siemian has worn a walking boot on for the past two days. (ESPN.com)

FFToday's Take: Gary Kubiak indicated that Trevor Siemian could still play even if he missed practice all week so this situation remains very fluid. Rookie Paxton Lynch will continue to see first team reps in practice and would get the chance to start if Siemian can't play on Sunday.
Injury Dolphins tackle Branden Albert practices
Dislocated wrist
By: Jake Gordon | Nov 30 2016, 5:23 pm

Miami Dolphins
DAVIE, Fla. (AP) — Miami Dolphins left tackle Branden Albert has returned to practice after missing the past two games because of a dislocated left wrist. Left guard Laremy Tunsil, sidelined last week by a shoulder injury, also practiced on a limited basis. Center Mike Pouncey remained sidelined by a hip injury. (AP)

FFToday's Take: Jay Ajayi hasn't been quite as dominant in recent weeks but the return of Branden Albert and Larry Tunsil would only improve an offense that is averaging 26.8 points over its current six game winning streak.
Injury Jordan Reed sidelined Wednesday
Separated AC joint in shoulder
By: Mike Krueger | Nov 30 2016, 1:15 pm

Washington Redskins
Tight end Jordan Reed remained sidelined as the Washington Redskins returned to practice Wednesday following Tuesday’s day off. Reed, who separated the AC joint in his left shoulder in the Thanksgiving Day loss to Dallas, wore his jersey, but only watched as his teammates went through individual and unit drills. Reed hasn’t yet been ruled out for Sunday’s game in Arizona. (Washington Post)

FFToday's Take: It's going to be a tough for Reed to play but he has yet to be ruled out. It's unlikely he'll get in any full practices this week. Reed owners should be looking for other options (Vernon Davis?) in Week 13.
Injury Mathews and Matthews miss practice for Eagles
Jordan Matthews expected to play
By: Mike Krueger | Nov 30 2016, 1:05 pm

Philadelphia Eagles
Running back Ryan Mathews (knee), Jordan Matthews (ankle) headline the walking wounded. Mathews remains officially listed as day-to-day and Pederson explained that he is "doing good," but was held out of practice as a precaution. Pederson said that Matthews will be fine for the game after X-rays on his ankle were negative. (NJ.com)

FFToday's Take: Ryan Mathews is likely to miss Week 13 with his knee injury but it sounds like WR Jordan Matthews will be available after spraining his ankle Monday night. Matthews will be on the WR3 radar against the Bengals.
Injury Jeremy Maclin back on practice field
Testing out injured groin
By: Mike Krueger | Nov 30 2016, 1:00 pm

Kansas City Chiefs
WR Jeremy Maclin and LB Dee Ford are back to practice today for the Chiefs. Both may be limited in their participation. (ESPN)

FFToday's Take: Maclin will "test things out" according to head coach Andy Reid. Maclin will likely be listed as a limited participant. Maclin has been out of action since very early in Week 9.
No plans to reduce Ezekiel Elliott's workload
Cowboys owner will continue to feed rookie RB
By: Antonio D'Arcangelis | Nov 29 2016, 10:27 am

Dallas Cowboys
Drew Davison (@drewdavison) on Twitter: "On @1053thefan, Jerry Jones says there's no concern about Ezekiel Elliott's workload and no plans to reduce it going forward." (Twitter)

FFToday's Take: There might be a change in atitude once the Cowboys clinch their various playoff milestones (spot, division, bye, home field) but for now, Elliott is producing and Alfred Morris is handling every third series or so. Make sure you have Morris if you're an Elliott owner.
Injury Sammy Watkins making impact, primed for breakout
Bills WR over foot injury and ready for Week 13 at Oakland
By: Antonio D'Arcangelis | Nov 29 2016, 8:40 am

Buffalo Bills
"I didn't really care about catching the ball," Sammy Watkins said after the Bills' 28-21 win at New Era Field. "I just wanted to feel good. Go out there, block a couple of plays, just get the feel of the game." (Buffalo News)

FFToday's Take: Watkins seems to be over the foot injury. He played a little less than half of the snaps in Week 12 but should be heavily involved against the Raiders. Expect 8+ targets and WR value from the oft-injured WR.
Injury Jordan Matthews leaves game with ankle injury
WR Dorial Green-Beckham picks up slack (5-82-0) in loss to Packers
By: Antonio D'Arcangelis | Nov 29 2016, 8:33 am

Philadelphia Eagles
Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Jordan Matthews is dealing with an ankle injury in the aftermath of Monday's 27-13 loss to the Green Bay Packers. His playing status for Week 13 against the Cincinnati Bengals is unclear. (Bleacher Report)

FFToday's Take: Matthews left the game and briefly returned before leaving for good shortly after the start of the second half. Dorial Green-Beckham is still a pretty raw receiver who frequently makes costly mistakes -- as he did on an offensive interference penalty that wiped out a long catch-and-run by Darren Sproles in the second half. If Matthews misses time, he'll be the Eagles default WR1, but expect Sproles and doghouse-occupying Nelson Agholor to get more targets in Week 13.
Injury Derek Carr expecting to push through finger injury
Dislocated right pinkie finger on snap in Week 12
By: Doug Orth | Nov 28 2016, 8:00 pm

Oakland Raiders
Derek Carr to 95.7 on his Week 12 finger injury: "It's a little sore, but that's expected. But should be good. Just get some swelling down & we'll be all right." (Jimmy Durkin on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: Carr looked as sharp as ever after missing only one series, so it as problematic as a dislocated digit on a quarterback's throwing hand sounds, owners shouldn't expect it to be much of an issue for him moving forward. Carr should be considered a rock-solid QB1 in Week 13 against the Buffalo Bills.
Injury David Johnson has dislocated finger
Expected to play without limitations
By: Doug Orth | Nov 28 2016, 7:50 pm

Arizona Cardinals
Head coach Bruce Arians: David Johnson (has a) dislocated finger, he'll be fine. (Mike Jurecki on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: Opposing defenses haven't been able to stop him, so why would a dislocated finger? Seriously, Johnson is averaging over 139 total yards per game and has 55 receptions, making him a PPR goldmine. He also has 11 touchdowns, so he is doing it all and then some. He should be considered a top-three play virtually every week.
Goal-line work in Derrick Henry's future?
DeMarco Murray averaging less than 3.3 YPC over last two weeks
By: Doug Orth | Nov 28 2016, 7:40 pm

Tennessee Titans
Mike Mularkey said the Titans have discussed using Derrick Henry more in short-yardage situations. (Jim Wyatt on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: It was thought the 247-pound Henry was going to steal at least some of the goal-line carries when he was drafted and again when he impressed in the preseason, but Tennessee opted to give DeMarco Murray a league-high 274 touches through the first 12 weeks of the season. Now it appears the Titans, at the very least, may want to take away the potential high-impact touches from Murray. Look for Henry to steal at least 8-10 touches from Murray moving forward, putting him on the flex radar.
Injury Tyrell Williams should be OK for Week 13
HC: "He's good. He's a little sore."
By: Doug Orth | Nov 28 2016, 7:00 pm

San Diego Chargers
Mike McCoy on WR Tyrell Williams' shoulder injury: "He's good. He's a little sore. He's a little sore when he came down on it." (Michael Gehlken on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: Williams caught 8-of-14 targets in just over three quarters, so he easily could have had a bigger day. Expect him to suit up in Week 13 against the Tampa Bay Bucs, who don't have an answer for a player with his size and skill. He'll be a high-upside WR2 at worst in that contest.
Injury Stefon Diggs returns to practice
Knee injury
By: Mike Krueger | Nov 28 2016, 1:30 pm

Minnesota Vikings
Wide receiver Stefon Diggs, who missed last week’s loss to the Lions with a knee injury, returned to practice this morning, albeit on a limited basis. He seemed to be feeling good, too. (Minneapolis Star Tribune)

FFToday's Take: Diggs has been heavily targeted since the Vikings made a switch at offensive coordinator. He's trending in the right direction for a Thursday night contest with the Cowboys.
Injury T.Y. Hilton: "I should be fine"
Back injury
By: Mike Krueger | Nov 28 2016, 12:30 pm

Indianapolis Colts
T.Y. Hilton on how much better his back feels today versus late Thursday/Friday: “I feel way better than I did then. I should be fine.” (Kevin Bowen on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: Hilton landed heavily on his back in Week 12 but should be able to go in Week 13. Assuming Andrew Luck (concussion) is back under center, Hilton will have a tasty matchup against the Jets.
Injury Michael Floyd will play
Hamstring injury
By: Mike Krueger | Nov 27 2016, 11:00 am

Arizona Cardinals
Cardinals WR Michael Floyd is playing today. He just told me. (Britt McHenry on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: Floyd has been dealing with a hamstring injury but after going through pre-game warmups declared himself a go. His matchup is a great one playing against a Falcons defense minus DB Desmond Trufant that's given up the 7th-most fantasy points to wide receivers.
Injury Mark Ingram expected to play
Concussion
By: Mike Krueger | Nov 27 2016, 8:30 am

New Orleans
Saints' RB Mark Ingram, recovering from a concussion and listed as questionable for today's game vs. Rams, will play, per source. (Adam Schefter on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: After practicing all week, Ingram need to be cleared by an independent doctor in order to clear the final hurdle of the league's concussion protocol. He'll split time with Tim Hightower as the Saints battle the Rams.
Injury Sammy Watkins expected to start
Percy Harvin dealing with migraines
By: Mike Krueger | Nov 27 2016, 8:15 am

Buffalo Bills
#Bills WR Sammy Watkins, activated off IR on Sat, will not only play but start, source said. His playtime will depend on how his foot feels. (Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: With Percy Harvin (migraines) and Robert Woods (knee) expected to miss this week's game, Watkins will be in the starting lineup and play as much as his foot will let him. He's a risky start but could help owners is a bind at the wide receiver position.
Injury Gronkowski expected to play
Chest injury
By: Mike Krueger | Nov 27 2016, 8:00 am

New England Patriots
After missing last week's game, #Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski (lung) is expected back vs. the #Jets, sources say. This was the hope all along. (Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: Gronk was limited in practice this week but it appears he's going to give it a go. The Pats/Jets kickoff late this afternoon making Gronk a risky start for fantasy owners. He's wroth the roll of the dice against the Jets.
Injury Jordan Reed could miss time, sprained shoulder
Grade 3 AC joint separation
By: Mike Krueger | Nov 25 2016, 4:45 pm

Washington Redskins
Redskins tight end Jordan Reed, the team’s leading receiver, suffered a Grade 3 AC joint separation in his left shoulder. Reed’s left arm is in a sling, and the team is taking his situation “day by day,” Gruden said. (Washington Post)

FFToday's Take: Reed does have a few extra days to heal but it won't be a surprise if he sits out Week 13. Reed owners should be eyeing Vernon Davis on the waiver wire.
Injury Gronk questionable, limited in practice Friday
Tight end's status unclear
By: Mike Krueger | Nov 25 2016, 4:30 pm

New England Patriots
Tight end Rob Gronkowski was also a limited participant on Friday to wrap up a week of practices after missing last Sunday’s game with a chest injury. There was a report Thursday that Gronkowski will miss this week’s game as well, but the Patriots have listed him as questionable along with Brady. (ProFootballTalk)

FFToday's Take: Basically all of the Patriots fantasy relevant players in the passing game are questionable. Tom Brady, Gronk, Julian Edelman, Martellus Bennett and Chris Hogan. It would be a complete shock if Brady, Edelman and Bennett didn't play. Gronk and Hogan are still up in the air. Perhaps we'll get more clarification before the late-afternoon kickoff on Sunday.
Injury Ryan Mathews misses practice Friday
More reps for Smallwood?
By: Mike Krueger | Nov 25 2016, 12:10 pm

Philadelphia Eagles
Still no Ryan Mathews. Even if he plays, likely won't be in similar role. Expect to see more Smallwood. (Zach Berman on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: Mathews sprained his knee last week and even though the Eagles play on Monday night, Mathews is shaping up to be on the inactive list. Wendell Smallwood should get a bump in usage but Darren Sproles (ribs) and Kenjon Barner will also see action limiting the fantasy upside of all Eagle RBs.
Injury Julius Thomas out, Yeldon questionable
Jaguars down two at tight end
By: Mike Krueger | Nov 25 2016, 11:45 am

Jacksonville Jaguars
The Jaguars already knew they’d be without tight end Marcedes Lewis for Sunday’s game at Buffalo. Now, they’re without Julius Thomas as well. The Jaguars (2-8) announced the two-time Pro-Bowl tight end will miss Sunday’s game with the Bills (5-5) because of a back injury. (Florida Times Union)

FFToday's Take: With Thomas and Lewis out, the Jaguars are down to Ben Koyack at the tight end position. He won't be a recommended fantasy option against the Bills. Yeldon is battling a sprained ankle and missed practice Wednesday and Thursday. If Yeldon, sits Denard Robinson would see increased playing time but Chris Ivory would remain the lead back.
Injury Bucs welcome pair of RBs back to practice
Bucs must decide on Charles Sims within next 21 days
By: Jake Gordon | Nov 23 2016, 7:23 pm

Tampa Bay Buccaneers
TAMPA, Fla. -- Buccaneers running backs Charles Sims and Jacquizz Rodgers returned to practice Wednesday. Sims has been on injured reserve since suffering a knee injury in Week 4, but he has been designated as the team's player to return from IR. The Buccaneers have 21 days to decide whether to activate Sims and add him to the 53-man roster. (ESPN.com)

FFToday's Take: Doug Martin has 40 carries in the two games he has played since returning from his own injury and is locked in at the top of the depth chart. He should continue to be a RB2 even after reinforcements arrive but fantasy owners should be weary of the potential for a RBBC to develop in the coming weeks. Jacquizz Rodgers is nearing a return and could step into a complementary role similar to Sims' earlier this season but his status for Week 12 remains up in the air. A return by Charles Sims in the next three weeks would only add another useful option for Tampa to mix into the offense so stay tuned as this situation evolves.
Injury Safety Earl Thomas not expected to play
Hamstring injury
By: Jake Gordon | Nov 23 2016, 6:46 pm

Seattle Seahawks
Coach Pete Carroll said before Wednesday’s practice that Earl Thomas and cornerback DeShawn Shead are each unlikely to play Sunday at Tampa Bay due to hamstring injuries either suffered or aggravated in Sunday’s win over the Eagles. (Seattle Times)

FFToday's Take: Earl Thomas is typically one of the easier defensive back choices for IDP league owners but they will need to find a replacement for Week 12. Thomas has 22 tackles on the season and has already tied his career mark for pass defenses in a single season with nine.
Injury Stefon Diggs unlikely to play
Listed as questionable, knee injury
By: Mike Krueger | Nov 23 2016, 4:35 pm

Minnesota Vikings
Even though he is listed as questionable for Thur vs. Detroit, Vikings WR Stefon Diggs is unlikely to play due to knee injury, per sources. (Adam Schefter on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: Diggs knee injury apparently is going to cause him to sit this week. In steps Adam Thielen who is definitely worth a look against a mediocre Lions defense. These teams faced each other back in Week 9 where Thielen went for 4-68 with Diggs in the lineup.
Injury John Fox says Cutler is day-to-day
Shoulder injury could sideline Bears QB for the rest of the season
By: Jake Gordon | Nov 23 2016, 4:24 pm

Chicgao Bears
The Bears don't think quarterback Jay Cutler is done for the season just yet. Coach John Fox said that Cutler's right shoulder injury is "not season-ending, contrary to the reports you hear." He added that he is not sure if Cutler will definitely be out against the Titans on Sunday. (NFL.com)

FFToday's Take: John Fox is simply trying to cast a smoke screen in the direction the Titans. Actions tell the story here with Cutler reportedly seeking out a second opinion and the team signing David Fales to serve as Matt Barkley's backup.
Injury Browns designate RG3 to return from IR
QB takes part in non contact drills Wednesday
By: Jake Gordon | Nov 23 2016, 1:45 pm

Cleveland Browns
CLEVELAND, Ohio -Robert Griffin III took another major step back to the playing field Wednesday when he was designated for return from injured reserve. He practiced Wednesday for the first time since fracturing the coracoid bone in his left shoulder during the season opener at Philadelphia. (Cleveland.com)

FFToday's Take: Robert Griffin III could find himself quarterbacking an improved offense as the Browns evaluate the future of the franchise. RG3 hasn't been cleared for contact yet but there is a real chance that he could return to give Terrelle Pryor, Corey Coleman and Gary Barnidge a boost leading into the fantasy playoffs.
Injury Rob Gronkowski expected to miss Week 12
Chest injury
By: Mike Krueger | Nov 23 2016, 8:45 am

New England Patriots
Rob Gronkowski is not expected to play this Sunday against the Jets. The Patriots staff is prepping the offense without him per sources. (Dianna Russini on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: Gronk took a vicious hit to the chest in Week 10 that caused him to miss Week 11. Martellus Bennett will once again be on the TE1 radar in a matchup with the Jets who are right in the middle of the pack in fantasy points allowed to the position.
Injury Mark Ingram to practice Wednesday
Concussion
By: Mike Krueger | Nov 23 2016, 8:00 am

New Orleans
New Orleans got good news Wednesday, as coach Sean Payton said running back Mark Ingram will practice Wednesday. Ingram was evaluated for a concussion in last Thursday night's loss to the Panthers. (NFL.com)

FFToday's Take: Ingram is working through the concussion protocol and while the Saints haven't made it official it sounds like he's passed and will likely play this week against the Rams. Ingram is in timeshare with Tim Hightower capping both of their ceilings at a RB2 level.
Tom Brady heaping praise on Malcolm Mitchell
QB loves what he's seeing from rookie WR
By: Antonio D'Arcangelis | Nov 22 2016, 10:52 am

New England Patriots
New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and rookie wide receivers haven’t always been a productive pairing over the years, but 2016 fourth-round draft choice Malcolm Mitchell of Georgia is rewriting the script. Coming off a clutch performance in Sunday’s 30-17 win over the San Francisco 49ers in which he finished with four catches for 98 yards and an impressive catch-and-run 56-yard touchdown, Mitchell earned praise from Brady that usually doesn’t come the way of first-year pass-catchers. (ESPN)

FFToday's Take: “I’ve just been impressed with him since the day he came in and his personality is infectious,” Brady said. “He’s growing along with everybody else. It’s been really great to see.” The game plan in New England can switch quickly, but dynasty owners need to think about adding Mitchell if he's available.
Carlos Hyde still "main focus" on 49ers offense
Chip Kelly reiterates importance of ground game
By: Antonio D'Arcangelis | Nov 22 2016, 10:48 am

San Francisco
Carlos Hyde owners got some good news from the SF coach today. “It’s just overall the way our team is built," Chip Kelly said. "We’re built to run the football. Carlos is the main focus of what we’re doing offensively." (ESPN)

FFToday's Take: Hyde remains an RB2 with upside, though he'll always be more effective as a fantasy asset in closer games. Miami's run defense is solid -- but Hyde could get 20+ carries this week if the Niners can keep it close.
Injury Rex Burkhead ready to fill Bernard's shoes
Bengals ST standout looking to contribute on offense
By: Antonio D'Arcangelis | Nov 22 2016, 10:45 am

Cincinnati Bengals
All eyes are on Rex Burkhead, Giovani Bernard’s good friend, because he’s the guy that is going to take his place as that jack-of-all-trades-third-down back that must catch run, catch, and block. (Bengals.com)

FFToday's Take: Burkhead has emerged as a special teams staple the past two seasons, where he’s showed his reliability and smarts, and he’s their teams leading tackler this season. His hands have been on display every preseason and there has been a murmur after that stint in the slot to get him on the field more. The Bengals are confident he'll be involved, and that puts him on the radar as an RB3.
Injury Giovani Bernard done for the season
Torn left ACL
By: Doug Orth | Nov 21 2016, 7:50 pm

Cincinnati Bengals
A.J. Green wasn’t the only offensive star the Cincinnati Bengals lost on Sunday. RB Giovani Bernard tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee and is done for the season, a person with knowledge of the injury told USA TODAY Sports. (USA Today)

FFToday's Take: Bernard was still in the game as the Bengals were running their two-minute drill with less than a minute remaining and wasn't known to be hurt after the game, so this one comes as a bit of a shocker. Rex Burkhead (finally) may come into some fantasy relevancy - he operated as a receiver for a banged-up Cincinnati offense in the playoffs a few years ago - but Bernard's absence leaves Jeremy Hill's owners as big winners with this news.
Injury HC: A.J. Green could return this season
Hamstring injury won't require surgery
By: Doug Orth | Nov 21 2016, 7:40 pm

Cincinnati Bengals
A.J. Green suffered a hamstring strain Sunday, but will not require surgery. He will probably be out a few weeks, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported, per a source. Green was carted off early in Sunday's 16-12 loss to the Buffalo Bills. Coach Marvin Lewis said Monday that Green is moving better than expected after the injury and hopes to have his star receiver back by the end of the year. (NFL.com)

FFToday's Take: That's the good news. The bad news for owners is that he probably won't be available to help get his fantasy teams to the postseason. The Bengals are 3-6-1 at the moment as well, so it is fair to wonder if they would bring him back if they are out of the race by the time he is ready. Tyler Boyd should be a hot waiver-wire add this week and could provide some low-end WR3 production, although Tyler Eifert should become the focal point of the passing game now.
Injury Adrian Peterson closer to return
Making "solid progress" following September meniscus surgery
By: Doug Orth | Nov 21 2016, 7:30 pm

Minnesota Vikings
Adrian Peterson, who underwent surgery to repair a right lateral meniscus tear on Sept. 22, is making solid progress in his recovery and could be back on the field for the Minnesota Vikings by mid-to-late December, according to league sources. Peterson had an exam late last week and could start running this week. Although the three-time rushing champion is said to be exercising caution in his return from the knee injury he sustained on Sept. 18 against the Green Bay Packers, he could make his return before the end of the regular season. (ESPN)

FFToday's Take: There is optimism he could be ready to play by Week 15 or 16, although caution needs to be exercised here for multiple reasons. With ex-OC Norv Turner out, there's no telling how much new OC Pat Shurmur would commit to the running game. Secondly, the Vikings have perhaps the worst front five in the league now. Last but not least, AP averaged 1.6 YPC behind Minnesota's "healthy" offensive line over the first two weeks of the season.
Injury Bills hope Sammy Watkins can play Week 12
HC: Won't push WR to play unless he is ready
By: Doug Orth | Nov 21 2016, 7:20 pm

Buffalo Bills
Rex Ryan on Sammy Watkins: "I'm speaking on behalf of every Buffalo Bills fan: I hope he can play some" in Sunday's game. Ryan reiterates Bills won't play him if he isn't ready. (ESPN)

FFToday's Take: Watkins hasn't played since Week 2. Even though he can come off IR this week, it appears like he'll face long odds of playing more than a few snaps even if he is cleared to play. Unfortunately, the Bills need him more than ever after Robert Woods suffered a knee sprain in Week 11 and doubtful for Week 12. It does sound like Watkins is nearing a return, however, and he'll have three home games against the Steelers, Browns and Dolphins if he can make it back for the fantasy playoffs.
Injury C.J. Prosise diagnosed with fractured scapula
No surgery needed and no timetable for recovery
By: Doug Orth | Nov 21 2016, 6:55 pm

Seattle Seahawks
Seattle Seahawks HC Carroll said C.J. Prosise has a fractured scapula. No surgery. Just need to wait it out. No estimate on recovery time. Won't know for weeks. (Curtis Crabtree on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: Prosise's potential run as the Seahawks' featured back ended almost soon as it began. Thomas Rawls showed very little rust in Week 11 against a good Philadelphia Eagles defense and will now be the Seattle RB who has potential league-winning upside if he can stay healthy and is allowed to touch the ball 20 or more times per week. Alex Collins will likely back up Rawls and can be added as a handcuff.
Injury Josh McCown to start for Browns
Kessler in concussion protocol
By: Mike Krueger | Nov 21 2016, 2:00 pm

Cleveland Browns
Josh McCown will have a chance to prevent the Browns from going 0-16 when he starts Sunday against the red-hot New York Giants at FirstEnergy Stadium. Hue Jackson named McCown the starter on Monday with rookie Cody Kessler in the concussion protocol with his second concussion in 29 days. It will mark McCown's third start of the season. (Cleveland Plain-Dealer)

FFToday's Take: McCown may start but he's no guaranteed to take every snap at quarterback making him a QB2 at best against the Giants. Robert Griffin III will start practicing this week, but hasn't yet been cleared for full contact. The Browns have yet to win a game this season.