|O.J. Howard lands on IR|
Foot and ankle injuries
By: Mike Krueger | Nov 20 2018, 3:30 pm
|Bucs TE O.J. Howard will be placed on injured reserve with foot and ankle injuries. (Rick Stroud on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: The tight end position suffers another blow. Howard has been fantasy's No.5 tight end through 11 weeks. In his absence, Cameron Brate should step into the starting role and be a low-end TE1 during the final weeks of the season.
|Mitchell Trubisky "day-to-day" w/ shoulder injury|
Bears QB uncertain for Thanksgiving game against Detroit
By: Antonio D'Arcangelis | Nov 20 2018, 2:53 pm
|Brad Biggs on Twitter: "#Bears coach Matt Nagy: "He has a right shoulder that we're dealing with right now and it's something that is going to be day--to-day for us" on QB Mitch Trubisky." (Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: Mitchell Trubisky really can give you the best and the worst all in one game, as we see form him every week, so the fact that's questionable adds another layer of uncertainty for his owners. At this point, it's best top make other plans, but if we get word before gametime he's okay to start against the Lions, I'd roll him out. Chase Daniel is the backup and not much of a fantasy option if he gets a spot start.
|Ryan Tannehill (shoulder) looks like a Week 12 go|
Miami QB should resume starting duties Sunday
By: Antonio D'Arcangelis | Nov 20 2018, 2:48 pm
|Adam Beasley on Twitter: "Gase will tell us in an hour, but I'd say the smart money is on Ryan Tannehill playing Sunday." (Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: Tannehill isn't a sexy fantasy pick, but if he's got his full complement of offensive weapons he could be a sneaky QB2. And as a mobile QB, he can score with his legs even if his shoulder isn't 100 percent. It's also pretty safe to dismiss Brock Osweiler.
|Alex Smith diagnosed with compound fracture|
Doctors also discovered spiral fracture in right leg
By: Doug Orth | Nov 19 2018, 7:00 pm
|Alex Smith suffered a compound fracture - meaning the bone broke through his skin, per source. Trauma surgeons discovered Smith suffered a spiral fracture in his leg - defined as a long bone broken by a rotational force. Smith, 34, faces a lengthy rehab process to try to return. (ESPN - Adam Schefter)|
FFToday's Take: He's done for the season, and the injury is serious enough that his career could be in question. At best, he's facing a long rehab process. Colt McCoy will start the rest of the way for the current NFC East leaders and be backed up by newly signed Mark Sanchez. It's hard to believe any Washington pass-catcher will benefit from this shakeup, although Jordan Reed had his best in the game of the season and slot receiver Trey Quinn flasehed in his NFL debut in Week 11.
|Jalen Richard earns Charlie Garner comp|
Gruden: "He might be the MVP on this team."
By: Doug Orth | Nov 19 2018, 6:55 pm
|HC Jon Gruden said Jalen Richard reminds him of Charlie Garner. "He might be the MVP of this team. ... He could run for 1,000 yards and catch for 1,000 yards someday. He is tough, hard to tackle. And he can line up in the slot or outside." (The Athletic - Vic Tafur)|
FFToday's Take: Start up the hype train. Kidding aside, while Gruden's comp isn't totally unfair, Week 11 probably would not have been the first time Richard played more than 30 snaps since Marshawn Lynch's injury if the coach really felt this way. Game script is obviously going to work in Richard's favor more often than not going forward in 2018, however, as there is a very distinct chance he ends up as Oakland's most productive fantasy back. He's a capable flex with upside for more.
|Jimmy Graham will try to play in Week 12|
Suffered broken thumb in Week 11
By: Doug Orth | Nov 19 2018, 6:40 pm
|Jimmy Graham intends to try to play this week with a broken thumb. Will experiment with different splits and protections.
(ESPN - Rob Demovsky)|
FFToday's Take: Owners need to proceed with caution with Graham, as he has one catch in three of his last four games. The fact he is TE10 in PPR this season is a reflection of how bad the position has been in fantasy. Given how important a thumb is to catching a football and the upcoming matchup (Minnesota Vikings), owners would probably be better off going with another option - such as Vance McDonald or Jeff Heuerman.
|Redskins expected to sign Mark Sanchez|
QB has ties to Redskins coaching staff
By: Mike Krueger | Nov 19 2018, 12:10 pm
|The Redskins are expected to sign QB Mark Sanchez, per source. He'll serve as the back-up to Colt McCoy. (Field Yates on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: Alex Smith suffered a broken leg in Week 11 leaving Colt McCoy as the starter moving forward. Sanchez hasn't played since 2016 but does have ties with OC Matt Cavanaugh, OL coach Bill Callahan and QB coach Kevin O'Connell who's worked with in previous seasons. Upcoming schedule for the Redskins include @DAL, @PHI, NYG and @JAX.
|Kerryon Johnson week to week with knee injury|
By: Mike Krueger | Nov 19 2018, 11:56 am
|Lions RB Kerryon Johnson is week to week with a sprained knee per source. (Pro Football Talk)|
FFToday's Take: Johnson was on his way to a 100-yard rushing game when he left in the third quarter with what appears to be a sprained knee. It's unlikely he will play on Thursday leaving LeGarrette Blount, Theo Riddick and Zach Zenner to handle running back duties in Week 12.
|Rob Gronkowski expected to return Week 12|
By: Mike Krueger | Nov 18 2018, 8:15 am
|After missing three of the past four games with a lingering back injury, Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski is expected to be able to play in New England’s next game after Sunday’s bye against the New York Jets, per sources. More on ESPN’s Sunday NFL Countdown. (Adam Schefter on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: Gronk has been a disappointment this season dealing with ankle and back injuries. He's looked slow on the field and currently ranks as fantasy's No.9 tight end. He'll get the Jets, Vikings, Dolphins and Steelers over the next four weeks.
|Lamar Jackson expected to start|
RGIII could see the field as well
By: Mike Krueger | Nov 18 2018, 8:00 am
|From @gmfb Weekend: The #Ravens offense needed a spark and likely rookie starter Lamar Jackson is poised to provide it against the #Bengals. (Ian Rapoport on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: All indications point to Jackson getting the start and we could see Robert Griffin III mixed in on some gadget type plays. Jackson was woeful in the passing department during the pre-season but does have some serious rushing chops which makes him a QB2 consideration.
|Sammy Watkins misses practice Saturday|
Questionable with foot injury
By: Mike Krueger | Nov 17 2018, 3:00 pm
|Sammy Watkins is listed as questionable by the Chiefs for Monday night’s game against the Rams. He didn’t practice on Friday or Saturday because of a sore foot. “We’re taking that day by day,’’ coach Andy Reid said. “We’ll see how he does as we go.’’ (Adam Teicher on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: The Chiefs have a bye in Week 12 so it won't be a surprise if Watkins is held out Monday night against the Rams. Chris Conley would start in his place but wouldn't be a recommended fantasy option.
|Marvin Jones ruled out|
By: Mike Krueger | Nov 16 2018, 3:35 pm
|Marvin Jones, as expected, ruled out for Sunday. (Dave Birkett on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: With Jones out, the Lions will be thin at the wide receiver position with Kenny Golladay leading the group. Expect running back Theo Riddick to so more work in the slot and be a cheap PPR flier in DFS contests.
|Flacco misses Friday, starting QB unclear|
Lamar Jackson returns
By: Mike Krueger | Nov 16 2018, 11:15 am
|Lamar Jackson returned to practice today. Joe Flacco remained out of practice. If Flacco isn't starting, and it would be quite surprising if he was at this point, I would imagine he wouldn't be an emergency backup either. So could lead to RG3 being active for first time all season as well. Harbaugh said he won’t name a starter at QB for Sunday. (Jeff Zrebiec on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: Flacco hasn't practiced in two weeks due to a hip injury meaning it's likely we're going to get either Lamar Jackson or Robert Griffin III starting in Week 11. It sounds like Jackson is trending toward being the starter, but it's no guarantee that he plays all the snaps. RGIII could be mixed in making Jackson a risky QB play.
|Keke Coutee a gametime decision|
By: Mike Krueger | Nov 16 2018, 11:00 am
|Texans rookie wide receiver Keke Coutee has practiced all week and made plenty of progress with his left strained hamstring.
Coutee's availability is regarded as a fluid situation Sunday against Washington, according to coach Bill O'Brien.
"Game-time decision, but I think he has a chance to play in the game," O'Brien said. (Houston Chronicle)|
FFToday's Take: It sounds like Coutee will play this week against the Redskins but it's hard to have confidence in him given there's still some question about his injured hamstring. The Redskins represent a plus matchup for fantasy receivers giving the 7th most fantasy points to the position.
|No guarantee D'Onta Foreman plays in 2018|
RB confident he will return
By: Doug Orth | Nov 15 2018, 7:55 pm
|In order to be on the active roster and play again this season - and that's something D'Onta Foreman said he's "confident" will happen - Bill O'Brien needs to see he is in good enough shape to play. O'Brien pointed out that before Wednesday, Foreman had not "done anything on a football field" or faced contact since he tore his Achilles nearly a year ago.
"We would have to really look at what he's able to do relative to what he did last year - running the ball on first and second down, some of the different things he did in the passing game. He had a good year last year. That was a long time ago, so let's just ... see where he's at," O'Brien said. (ESPN - Sarah Barshop)|
FFToday's Take: The Texans activated him from the PUP list Tuesday, opening up a 21-day window before they must decide whether to add him to the active roster or place him on IR for the rest of the season. It sounds as if he has a lot of work to do to be ready to play in a game by then, meaning it will be difficult for him to contribute in any kind of meaningful way before Week 14. If he proves his health, it is possible he could share work with Lamar Miller near the end of the regular season.
|Adam Thielen limited again Thursday|
Lower back, calf injuries
By: Doug Orth | Nov 15 2018, 7:45 pm
|Adam Thielen limited for second straight day. (Chris Tomasson on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: There appears to be no worry that Thielen will miss the game, but it's a bit concerning he is not coming off the bye week at 100 percent. Thielen has yet to miss a game in his four-year career and holds a slight lead over Michael Thomas as the overall WR1 in PPR formats.
|Marvin Jones misses practice Thursday|
By: Mike Krueger | Nov 15 2018, 11:45 am
|Lions practiced outside in the snow today. Still no Marvin Jones Jr., Michael Roberts or A’Shawn Robinson at the open portion of practice. (Tim Twentyman on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: Jones (knee) missed practice on Wednesday as well, making him questionable for Sunday's game against the Panthers. The Lions are thin at receiver with Brandon Powell and T.J. Jones attempting to fill the slot position. Kenny Golladay is shaping up to be the primary receiving option in Week 11.
|Randall Cobb out for Week 11|
Didn't make the trip to Seattle
By: Mike Krueger | Nov 14 2018, 11:45 am
|Four Packers not making the trip to Seattle - S Kentrell Brice, WR Randall Cobb, CB Kevin King and LB Nick Perry, who will not play Thursday night vs Seahawks, per @RobDemovsky. (Adam Schefter on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: With Cobb out of the lineup due to a hamstring injury, Davante Adams and Marquez Valdes-Scantling will be the main targets on the outside for Aaron Rodgers.
|Chris Carson expected to start|
RBBC in Seattle
By: Mike Krueger | Nov 14 2018, 10:09 am
|Offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer wasn't any more revealing than Pete Carroll was about how much Rashaad Penny will factor into the Seahawks' offense after his breakout game. Schottenheimer said Chris Carson will continue to start, as expected, now that he's back from a one-game absence. (ESPN)|
FFToday's Take: With Carson back from his groin issue, Seattle is capable of rolling out three running backs at any time making this is a nightmare situation for fantasy owners. Carson, Mike Davis and Penny could all see significant snaps or be left out in the cold in Week 11. As it stands now, Carson is only trustworthy fantasy asset of the group.
|NFL moves Rams-Chiefs game to Los Angeles|
Poor field conditions in Mexico
By: Mike Krueger | Nov 13 2018, 4:30 pm
|The NFL has decided to move Monday's game between the Chiefs and Rams from Mexico City to Los Angeles before of poor field conditions at Estadio Azteca, it was announced Tuesday. The issue is that soccer games and concerts have left the field inside Estadio Azteca a mess. (ESPN)|
FFToday's Take: The league can't be too happy about this situation. This fiasco is a black eye in their attempts to broaden their brand outside of the US. The players who likely didn't want to go to Mexico in the first place are likely ecstatic about this.
|Stefon Diggs (rib) "knows" he will play in Week 11|
Vikings WR practiced Monday with team
By: Mike Krueger | Nov 13 2018, 1:10 pm
|Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) on Twitter: #Vikings WR Stefon Diggs tells me - on the RapSheet and Friends podcast - he practiced Monday with the team after sitting out vs. #Lions with a rib injury: "I know I will play" this week. Hear Diggs' highly entertaining interview when the pod drops Wed. (Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: Diggs sat out Week 9 and the Vikings Week 10 bye gave him another week to get healthy. He's a WR2 with WR1 upside facing the Bears on Sunday night. It's good news for Adam Thielen, who had his lowest yardage total of the season without Diggs in Week 9, and bad news for Laquon Treadwell owners, who have likely seen the end of his 2018 relevance.
|James Conner expected to practice Wednesday|
Steelers bell cow RB shaking off head injury from Week 10
By: Antonio D'Arcangelis | Nov 13 2018, 12:45 pm
|James Conner is expected to practice Wednesday per Aditi Kinkhabwala (@AKinkhabwala) on Twitter: "James Conner still in concussion protocol, but Mike Tomlin said he’ll be given an opportunity to practice tomorrow and that that should “lay those discussions to bed.” #Steelers (Translation: he needs to do some physical work to get out of the protocol, Wed is 1st day he can)" (Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: Conner looks like he'll most likely suit up for Week 11, but Stevan Ridley and Jaylen Samuels are possible additions if it looks like he takes a step back in the protocol.
|Steelers' Jaylen Samuels arrow "pointing up"|
Rookie RB lauded by Mike Tomlin
By: Antonio D'Arcangelis | Nov 13 2018, 12:41 pm
|Joe Rutter (@tribjoerutter) on Mike Tomlin's thoughts regarding Jaylen Samuels on Twitter: Tomlin on Samuels: "I like his arrow, it's continually pointing up. ... He's met that point of the challenge." (Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: We mentioned Samuels as a possible deep-league waiver wire addition, since he's getting some passing down work and Le'Veon Bell looks like he's holding out for the entirety of 2018. Now we have confirmation that the coaches feel like Samuels could be getting more snaps as the team moves on with its current options (including lead back James Conner, dealing with a concussion, and Stevan Ridley.
|Chris Carson likely to go in Week 11|
Sidelined Week 10 with hip injury
By: Doug Orth | Nov 12 2018, 6:10 pm
|Pete Carroll says in afternoon press conference that Chris Carson will be ready for Green Bay on Thursday. (Seattle Times - Bob Condotta)|
FFToday's Take: Carson was a game-time decision for the Rams in Week 10, so this should not come as that much of a surprise. However, Carroll did not expand on what he expected in regards to the roles of Carson, Mike Davis and Rashaad Penny, so owners will have little clarity about using any of them on Thursday. At this point, all of them should be considered high-risk flex plays.
|Julian Edelman expected to be OK|
Suffered ankle injury in Week 10
By: Doug Orth | Nov 12 2018, 6:05 pm
|Patriots’ WR Julian Edelman’s ankle injury is not considered serious and he's not expected miss much, if any, time, per source. Edelman will be monitored, but outlook for now appears positive. (ESPN - Adam Schefter)|
FFToday's Take: Edelman entered the game with a foot or ankle issue. It did not appear as if he was in much pain when he left the game for good in the fourth quarter and the score out of hand. Owners at this point should expect Edelman to return after the team's Week 11 bye.
|Marvin Jones day to day with bone bruise|
ACL and MCL are intact
By: Mike Krueger | Nov 12 2018, 1:30 pm
|Tests showed that Lions’ WR Marvin Jones’ ACL and MCL are intact, but he did sustain a bone bruise and will be considered day to day, per source. (Adam Schefter on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: Jones saw 7 targets resulting in 3 catches for 55 yards before leaving late in the third quarter. The Lions will be short-handed at receiver if he's not able to go in Week 11 against the Panthers.
|Saints sign WR Brandon Marshall|
By: Mike Krueger | Nov 12 2018, 11:30 am
|The New Orleans Saints went from a three-time Pro Bowl wide receiver to a six-timer Monday when they signed veteran Brandon Marshall to a one-year deal to replace Dez Bryant.
Sean Payton confirmed the signing on Monday. (ESPN)|
FFToday's Take: Both Marshall and Bryant worked out for the Saints last Tuesday but with Bryant suffering an Achilles injury the Saints are taking a chance on Marshall as their big-bodied receiver. Marshall was released by the Seahawks in late October. He'll be a dart throw for fantasy owners looking for bench depth.
|Rams fear torn ACL for Cooper Kupp|
By: Mike Krueger | Nov 11 2018, 8:00 pm
|#Rams WR Cooper Kupp suffered a knee injury today and sources say the initial concern is that it is a torn ACL. He’ll have an MRI tomorrow, but this explains why coach Sean McVay said it was “not good.” A potential big loss for a top team. (Ian Rapoport on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: This will be a big loss for the Rams. Kupp has battled injuries most of the year including a MCL sprain and a concussion. With Kupp out, Josh Reynolds should see more action with Robert Woods assuming more duties in the slot.
|Bell not expected to report by Tuesday's deadline|
Will miss out on $14.5 million if he sits out the entire season
By: Mike Krueger | Nov 11 2018, 7:30 am
|Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell is unlikely to report to the team by Tuesday's deadline, which would make him ineligible to play the rest of this season, league sources told ESPN.
Even as the Steelers brace to lose their marquee running back for the entire season, Bell's camp continues to maintain its cone of silence and repeatedly has declined to address with reporters his plans for the coming week. (ESPN)|
FFToday's Take: If Bell doesn't report by Tuesday at 4PM Eastern he will miss out on a total of $14.5 million this season. James Conner appears to be locked into the starting running back role in Pittsburgh for the foreseeable future. The Steelers could use the transition tag on him next year or let him hit free agency.
|Sammy Watkins unlikely to play|
Was limited in practice Friday
By: Mike Krueger | Nov 11 2018, 7:00 am
|#Chiefs WR Sammy Watkins (foot) is unlikely to play today vs. the #AZCardinals, sources say. It’s mostly a precaution, and Watkins should be fine next week. (Ian Rapoport on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: Watkins missed practice Wednesday and Thursday but got in a limited session on Friday. His absence will vault Chris Conley into the starting lineup and could be a sneaky play this week if Patrick Peterson sticks to Tyreek Hill.
|Jamison Crowder out for Week 10|
Didn't travel with team
By: Mike Krueger | Nov 10 2018, 1:30 pm
|Redskins have downgraded wide receiver Jamison Crowder (ankle) to out for Sunday’s game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Crowder did not travel with the team on Saturday. (Adam Schefter on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: The Redskins will role out Josh Doctson and Maurice Harris as the two main receivers with Harris working the slot. Tampa Bay has been crushed by slot receivers this season making Harris a viable PPR play.
|Rob Gronkowski not expected to play|
Patriots have a bye in Week 11
By: Mike Krueger | Nov 10 2018, 10:15 am
|Listed as questionable with back and ankle injuries, Rob Gronkowski would not commit to playing tomorrow in Tennessee, calling it a “coach’s decision.”
However, a source indicated that Gronkowski is not expected to suit up against the Titans. The Pats seem to be hoping that some rest in November will allow Gronkowski to recapture his top form down the stretch. (Boston Herald)|
FFToday's Take: Gronk has looked slow and lumbering out on the field this year so perhaps some extended rest will do him some good. The Patriots have a bye in Week 11 which would make a Week 12 return against the Jets his next action on the field. That Patriots don't typically target their backup tight ends when Gronk is out, so fantasy owners should look for other options at the position.
|Dez Bryant suffers Achilles injury|
Saints fear the worst
By: Mike Krueger | Nov 9 2018, 4:40 pm
|Newly signed wide receiver Dez Bryant suffered what the New Orleans Saints fear may be a serious injury at practice Friday, according to an NFL.com report.
Per the report, Bryant had to be helped off the practice field Friday (Nov. 9) and is receiving an MRI on what the team is fearing could be a torn Achilles tendon. An ESPN report stated the injury occurred on the final play of practice. (Times Picyanue)|
FFToday's Take: Brutal. Bryant had found a good landing spot for his services, but if the MRI confirms the tear, he'll be in danger of missing the early portion of the 2019 season as well. The Saints will likely add another veteran receiver to finish out the season, which could be Brandon Marshall who also worked out for the team last week.
|Chris Carson a gametime decision|
Missed practice Wednesday and Thursday
By: Mike Krueger | Nov 9 2018, 1:17 pm
|Pete Carroll told KIRO Radio 97.3 FM that running back Chris Carson (hip), right guard D.J. Fluker (calf) and strong safety Bradley McDougald (knee) will be game-time decisions Sunday against the Rams. All three sat out practice Wednesday and Thursday. "We’re trying to figure out how to manage their way through it and then find out nearer to game time if they can play for us, so we’re still waiting and seeing," Carroll said. (ESPN)|
FFToday's Take: We've learned you can't trust much of anything that Pete Carroll says when it comes to player injuries. Fantasy owners will need to have Plan B in place if Carson isn't able to play. Mike Davis would likely see the bulk of carries but Carroll could surprise us by dumping a bunch of touches on to rookie Rashaad Penny.
|Leonard Fournette not listed on injury report|
Practiced in full this week
By: Mike Krueger | Nov 9 2018, 1:10 pm
|#Jaguars RB Leonard Fournette (hamstring) practiced fully again Friday and has no injury status for Sunday's game, so he's ready to go. CB A.J. Bouye (calf) is out. (Adam Caplan on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: Fournette is expected to play this week and should be a full go given he's not on the injury report. Indianapolis has only given up three rushing touchdowns to running backs this season.
|Jamison Crowder listed as questionable|
Did more work on Friday
By: Mike Krueger | Nov 9 2018, 1:00 pm
|Running back Chris Thompson (rib)and left tackle Trent Williams (thumb) have been ruled out for Sunday. Those listed as questionable: WR Jamison Crowder, CB Quinton Dunbar and right tackle Morgan Moses. Crowder did more work today; Moses took some team reps. (John Keim on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: The Redskins are thin at wide receiver with Paul Richardson (shoulder) being placed on IR. Josh Doctson and Marice Harris worked as the top receiving options last week. Crowder would kill Harris' fantasy if he's able to go in Week 10 against the Bucs.
|Rex Burkhead back at practice|
Eligible to play in Week 13
By: Doug Orth | Nov 9 2018, 1:35 am
|Welcome back to practice, RB Rex Burkhead. Burkhead (neck) is eligible to play on Dec. 2 vs. Vikings. This means Burkhead takes the Patriots’ second and final designated to return IR spot. (ESPN - Mike Reiss)|
FFToday's Take: Good news for Burkhead, who has struggled to stay healthy as a Patriot. Owners of Sony Michel and James White have a right to be less excited, as both players have repeatedly shown they can deliver RB1 production when there isn't a third chef in the kitchen. Assuming Burkhead returns, he is a decent bet to ding the value of Michel slightly and steal enough work from White to make him more of an RB2. Burkhead is easily worth a stash if owners can find the room.
|Allen Robinson set to return Week 10|
Missed last two games with groin injury
By: Doug Orth | Nov 9 2018, 1:30 am
|Bears WR Allen Robinson (groin) called himself 100 percent. (Chicago Sun-Times - Adam Jahns)|
FFToday's Take: Robinson was steady but unspectacular for the most part before getting hurt in Week 6. While he hasn't been a difference-maker in fantasy per se, his return should free up Taylor Gabriel and Anthony Miller to win their individual matchups more often since they won't be the focus of the defense's attention. Consider Robinson a WR3 with some decent upside in Week 10 against the Lions.
|Chris Thompson a no-go for Week 10|
Fourth absence in the last five games
By: Doug Orth | Nov 9 2018, 1:20 am
|Redskins RB Chris Thompson has been ruled out for Sunday's game at Tampa Bay. This isn't a surprise given his rib issues and has missed three of the last four games. Kapri Bibbs will continue in the third down role. (ESPN - John Keim)|
FFToday's Take: The change-of-pace/passing-down back role in Washington has taken on added importance recently, as the Redskins' offensive line has been decimated by injury. While Adrian Peterson has shown the ability to catch the ball this season, Thompson's continued absence means Kapri Bibbs should be in line for at least five to eight touches and potentially more against the high-scoring Buccaneers. Given the likely game script, Bibbs could be a high-end flex option this week.
|John Ross back at practice, Gio Bernard limited|
Ross expected to play
By: Mike Krueger | Nov 7 2018, 5:00 pm
|WR John Ross, RB Giovani Bernard both practiced for the second straight time this week. Ross looks destined to play, Bernard not as concrete, but being out there is a very good sign. (Paul Dehner Jr. on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: The Bengals will be without their top wideout A.J. Green this week meaning other receivers will need to fill the void. Ross will likely get the start along side Tyler Boyd. Bernard has missed the last five weeks with a knee injury. He'll play a complementary role if he's able to return in Week 10.