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Injury Pagano wants Luck to "change" running style
Colts coach concerned about QB's long-term halth
By: Antonio D'Arcangelis | Nov 17 2015, 11:46 am

Indianapolis Colts
Andrew Luck shouldn't be taking big hits, according to Chuck Pagano, who wants him to be more conservative in his running approach. "We're going to talk every day until he figures it out and we figure it out as a team," Pagano said. "He knows full well that he can't do that. He can't put himself and this team in jeopardy. You love the grit, and you love the toughness and all that stuff. But playing the position like a linebacker? You can't." (Indianapolis Star)

FFToday's Take: Luck (kidney) will miss about a month and will be tough to stash as your fantasy season gets into the playoff picture. We don;t recommend a drop, but there's no telling how effective he'll bee when he does return -- especially with Pagano in his head about his playing style. For now, Matt Hasselbeck is slated to be the starter in Week 11 and Charlie Whitehurst is the Colts new backup.
Injury Hakeem Nicks to sign with Giants
2009 first-rounder may see best chance to return to form
By: Antonio D'Arcangelis | Nov 17 2015, 11:40 am

New York Giants
Mike Garafalo (@MikeGarafalo) on Twitter: "With Victor Cruz headed to IR, the Giants will be re-signing WR Hakeem Nicks, sources say. Here comes his best shot to recapture old form." (Twitter)

FFToday's Take: We don't expect Nicks to be a top play anytime soon, but if something should befall Odell Beckham, Jr. or the veteran shows signs of a resurgence, he could be relevant.
Injury Johnny Manziel named Browns' starter
Josh McCown (ribs) benched; team on Week 11 bye
By: Antonio D'Arcangelis | Nov 17 2015, 11:35 am

Cleveland Browns
Jay Glazer (@JayGlazer) on Twitter: "Scoopage: #Browns are making the switch to Johnny Manziel as starting QB for rest of the season @NFLonFOX" (Twitter)

FFToday's Take: It appears the era of Johnny Football has officially begun. In what appears to be a lost season, with Josh McCown nursing a rib injury and the team on a Week 11 bye, this makes some sense. Manziel won't be deployable in standard formats, but two-QB leagues and DFS competitors should take heed.
Rams bench Nick Foles, turn to Case Keenum
Foles has thrown for one touchdown over last four games
By: Doug Orth | Nov 16 2015, 7:00 pm

St. Louis Rams
Three months after giving Nick Foles a three-year contract, the St. Louis Rams have decided to bench him. Rams coach Jeff Fisher announced that Case Keenum will start at quarterback for the Rams at Baltimore this week. Foles was 0-for-12 on passes thrown over 10 yards Sunday, which was the most attempts on such passes without a completion in the last 10 seasons, according to the Rams' website. Fisher wasn't making any promises about how long Keenum would start, but he clearly has the chance to keep the job. (

FFToday's Take: At this point, there are still two bright spots for the Rams regarding their acquisition of Foles: 1) they were able to get Philadelphia's second-round pick in 2016 and 2) there is no more guaranteed money to pay Foles after this year despite the three-year extension, so they can move on easily if they choose to do so. Keenum doesn't figure to be much of an upgrade, if at all, but is a better runner.
Injury Romo on track to return in Week 11
Out since Week 2 with fractured collarbone
By: Doug Orth | Nov 16 2015, 5:15 pm

Dallas Cowboys
Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo's fractured collarbone appears to have healed based on recent test results, a league source told ESPN's Ed Werder. After missing two months of action, Romo should be cleared from injured reserve/designated to return Wednesday and play as expected Sunday against the Miami Dolphins, the source said. "Tony's had a good couple of weeks of practice with us," coach Jason Garrett said. "We anticipate him being able to practice this week." (ESPN)

FFToday's Take: The Cowboys won each of their first two games with Romo under center but have gone 0-7 during his absence with Brandon Weeden and Matt Cassel - the franchise's longest losing streak since 1989. His return is a major boost for all Dallas skill-position players, particularly Dez Bryant. Expect Darren McFadden to benefit as well since defenses will need to respect the passing game again. This week's opponent, the Miami Dolphins, present a plus-matchup for Romo.
Injury Sam Bradford expected to miss next two games
Concussion and separated left shoulder
By: Doug Orth | Nov 16 2015, 5:05 pm

Philadelphia Eagles
It's Sanchize time in Philadelphia. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Monday that Eagles starter Sam Bradford will likely miss next Sunday's game against the Buccaneers as well as the team's Thanksgiving matchup against the Lions after suffering a separated shoulder and a concussion during Sunday's loss to the Dolphins. (

FFToday's Take: Bradford enjoyed one of his better games of the season in a Week 9 win over Dallas and started out 19-of-25 for 236 yards against Miami on Sunday before exiting. Mark Sanchez will fill in for the former No. 1 overall pick and has a decent chance to lead the Eagles to a pair of wins over the Bucs this weekend and the Lions on Thanksgiving Day. Even with two juicy matchups ahead, owners should consider Sanchez a matchup-based starter at best.
Saints set to fire DC Rob Ryan
New Orleans has Week 11 bye
By: Doug Orth | Nov 16 2015, 5:00 pm

New Orleans
Another New Orleans defensive debacle has spelled the end of Rob Ryan's days as the unit's coordinator. Multiple sources told that Ryan is being removed from the position following Sunday's 47-14 loss at Washington. The move should be official at some point on Monday. Head coach Sean Payton said Monday that changes were coming but said he hasn't made decisions regarding the coaching staff or other personnel, including Ryan. New Orleans ranks last in the NFL in yards allowed (424.7), points allowed (31.5) and passing touchdowns allowed (28). (Fox Sports)

FFToday's Take: After enjoying success in 2013 during his first season in the Big Easy, Ryan's units have regressed considerably. Former Saints assistant (and ex-Raiders HC) Dennis Allen was hired this past offseason in order to serve as a senior defensive assistant and would seem to be the most likely candidate to replace Ryan.
Injury Victor Cruz to undergo season-ending calf surgery
Missed most of 2014 season with torn patellar tendon
By: Doug Orth | Nov 16 2015, 4:50 pm

New York Giants
Victor Cruz will not play this season. The Giants wideout, who missed a majority of the 2014 season with a torn patellar tendon, announced Monday that he was undergoing calf surgery. Before the 2015 campaign started, and even before the calf injury, we noted that the Cruz-Odell Beckham tag team this season was a pipe dream. A torn patellar tendon is a brutal, grueling injury that can have ripple effects throughout the lower body. While the Giants maintain that the two are not related, it's hard to imagine this calf injury surfacing out of thin air. (

FFToday's Take: Cruz was always a longshot to contribute this season given how few players have come anywhere close to their usual levels following patellar tendon tears. There is no more guaranteed money left on Cruz's contract, which makes it very possible for the Giants to part ways with him if they choose to do so. In the meantime, Dwayne Harris will occupy his usual spot in the slot and remain a decent WR4/WR5 option in fantasy leagues.
Injury Peyton Manning ruled out for Week 11
Brock Osweiler will draw start against Chicago
By: Doug Orth | Nov 16 2015, 4:30 pm

Denver Broncos
Peyton Manning will not face former Denver head coach John Fox and offensive coordinator Adam Gase when the Broncos travel to Chicago to take on the Bears on Sunday. Coach Gary Kubiak announced Monday that Brock Osweiler will start in Week 11, as Manning has been ruled out. "That decision has been made," said Kubiak, who added that Manning expressed a desire to play through his nagging injury, which NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported is a case of plantar fasciitis. Trevor Siemian will back up Osweiler until at least next Monday when Kubiak will check back in with Manning. (

FFToday's Take: Kubiak expressed regret Monday for not holding Manning out of Week 10 altogether after his 39-year-old quarterback suffered a ribcage injury at some point late last week. If Osweiler shows he can move the offense consistently over the next week and maybe two, Kubiak may feel as if he has no choice but to stay with him. With his 9:17 touchdown-to-interception ratio, Manning is the only quarterback in the league that has started every game and has a negative TD-to-INT ratio.
Injury Peyton Manning has plantar fasciitis in left foot
Brock Osweiler replaced Manning in Week 10
By: Mike Krueger | Nov 16 2015, 11:30 am

Denver Broncos
Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning has plantar fasciitis in his foot, including a partial tear of tissue, an NFL source confirmed Monday. Manning began experiencing pain two weeks ago, then aggravated the injury on the artifical turf at Lucas Oil Stadium eight days ago. He completed 5-of -20 passes for 35 yards and 4 INTS on Sunday against the Chiefs. He is worst in the NFL with 17 interceptions, leaving him on pace for a career-high 30. (Denver Post)

FFToday's Take: Nothing is official but you can expect Brock Osweiler to be under center for the Broncos in Week 11 against the Bears as rest is the best cure for Manning's foot injury. Emmanuel Sanders and Demaryius Thomas are performing more like low-end WR2s than WR1s through ten weeks of the season.
Injury Edelman to have surgery on Monday
Broken bone in foot
By: Mike Krueger | Nov 15 2015, 9:52 pm

New England Patriots
Julian Edelman will undergo surgery Monday for a broken bone in his foot, per source. There is hope he will return this season, per sources. (Adam Schefter on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: It's been reported that Edelman broke the fifth metatarsal in his left foot which is a similar injury that Dez Bryant suffered earlier this season. Bryant missed 7 weeks. In all likelihood, Edeleman's regular season is over. Danny Amendola should see increased work and should be a high waiver wire priority in Week 11.
Injury Eddie Lacy inactive with groin injury
James Starks becomes a top ten RB
By: Mike Krueger | Nov 15 2015, 11:30 am

Green Bay Packers
Eddie Lacy out with injury; Packers-Lions inactives (Green Bay Packers)

FFToday's Take: With Lacy out, James Starks will get the start and has a great chance to finish in the top ten among running backs in Week 10. The Lions are giving up the third most fantasy points to running backs.
Injury Alshon Jeffery expected to play
Was limited in practice Friday
By: Mike Krueger | Nov 15 2015, 7:30 am

Chicgao Bears
Bears WR Alshon Jeffery expected to play today despite groin injury; RB Matt Forte not expected to play due to knee injury, per sources. (Adam Schefter on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: Jeffery injured himself late in Wednesday's practice, missed Thursday and was limited on Friday. He's got a tough matchup against the Rams defense but is still worthy of your fantasy lineup. Jeremy Langford should once again lead the Bears running game.
Injury Marshawn Lynch will be a gametime decision
Abdominal injury
By: Mike Krueger | Nov 15 2015, 7:15 am

Seattle Seahawks
Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch is a game-time decision tonight with abdominal injury. "50-50" source said. He always plays but this is painful (Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: This is a bad spot for fantasy owners as Lynch and the Seahawks don't play until Sunday night. Thomas Rawls would get the start if Lynch can't go.
Injury John Brown expected to play
Hamstring injury
By: Mike Krueger | Nov 15 2015, 7:00 am

Arizona Cardinals
AZCardinals WR John Brown (hamstring), Lions WR Calvin Johnson (ankle) expected to play. Same with Redskins CB DeAngelo Hall (Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: Brown has been dealing with a hamstring injury for a few weeks now but should be good to go. While he has a tough matchup against the Seahawks secondary he may be the best option in the Cardinals receiving corps. The Seahawks are known for shutting down outside receivers while Brown does most of his work from the slot.
Injury Emmanuel Sanders will be a gametime decision
Missed practice all week
By: Mike Krueger | Nov 14 2015, 11:00 am

Denver Broncos
Coach Gary Kubiak said Emmanuel Sanders (ankle) will be a "game-time decision" for the Broncos against Kansas City Sunday. Sanders did not practice for the third straight day and was listed as questionable on the Broncos' injury report. "I thought he would do a little more," Kubiak said. "He was really sore this morning." Kubiak said Thursday that he expects Sanders to push his way to play Sunday. (Denver Broncos)

FFToday's Take: It's typically a bad sign for players who miss practice on Friday but if Sanders feels good enough to go in pregame warmups, he'll likely give it a shot. The Broncos don't play until late Sunday afternoon so Sanders' owners should be looking for other options.
Injury Raiders' Murray and Cooper probable for Sunday
Both expect to suit up for tilt with Vikings
By: John Canario | Nov 13 2015, 4:50 pm

Oakland Raiders
Oakland Raiders running back Latavius Murray and wide receiver Amari Cooper are listed as probable for Sunday's game against the Minnesota Vikings. Murray was forced from last week's game with a concussion, while Cooper emerged with a quad issue. (The Score)

FFToday's Take: These appear to be nothing more than minor injuries. Cooper is a must-start this week while Murray is shaping up to be a low-end RB2.
Injury Bridgewater listed as questionable this week
QB still hasn't passed concussion protocol
By: John Canario | Nov 13 2015, 4:45 pm

Minnesota Vikings
Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater still hasn’t been cleared through the concussion protocol. But officially, he’s a 50-50 chance to play. Via Matt Vensel of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune, Bridgewater is listed as questionable for Sunday’s game against the Raiders. But before the report was announced, Vikings coach Mike Zimmer said he was confident Bridgewater would be cleared in time to play. (NBC Sports)

FFToday's Take: Bridgewater gets a fantastic matchup in the Oakland Raiders this week, who are allowing a league-worst 314.6 passing yards per game this season. But his current status creates a risk for fantasy owners because the Vikes play at 4:05 EST, meaning a wait-and-see approach could leave fantasy owners with no other options.
Injury Steelers' QB Sunday remains unclear
Roethlisberger listed as questionable
By: John Canario | Nov 13 2015, 4:30 pm

Pittburgh Steelers
Who is playing quarterback this Sunday in this Steelers-Browns matchup? No, seriously? While the Browns intend on locking down that information for strategic reasons, the Steelers are still dealing with an injury situation. Ben Roethlisberger shed a walking boot on his sprained left foot earlier this week, but according to the team's public relations staff, Roethlisberger is questionable. He was limited during Friday's practice. Pittsburgh's insistence on not declaring Roethlisberger out could have been the kickstarter for this weekend of intrigue, although Roethlisberger has made a career of healing fast when the outlook is grim. The good news is that backup Landry Jones can play well enough to win. On the season he's hit on almost 60 percent of his passes and has a 3-2 TD to INT ratio. Against an opportunistic, but porous Browns defense this weekend, he could fare quite well. Of course, at 5-4 Pittsburgh would prefer the sure thing. Whether or not they'll get lucky remains to be seen. (

FFToday's Take: This one is likely to be a gametime decision. With the Steelers set to kick off early, this will allow Roethlisberger owners to insert him into their lineups if he gets the green light.
Injury Manziel will start for Browns on Sunday
McCown still limited in practice as he recovers from rib injuries
By: John Canario | Nov 13 2015, 4:20 pm

Cleveland Browns
The Browns are expected to start Johnny Manziel against the Steelers on Sunday, a source told ESPN's Adam Schefter. Earlier, Browns coach Mike Pettine would not name a starting quarterback for what he described as competitive reasons. Pettine said Johnny Manziel took the majority of reps in Friday's practice and that Josh McCown was limited as he recovers from rib injuries. Pettine said earlier in the week that McCown would start if healthy. (ESPN)

FFToday's Take: Manziel is a mid-range QB2 this week with some upside, as the Steelers' pass defense is currently ranked 26th in the NFL.
Injury Megatron questionable but intends to play
WR dealing with sprained ankle
By: John Canario | Nov 13 2015, 4:00 pm

Detroit Lions
Calvin Johnson said this week that he plans to play in Sunday's game against the Green Bay Packers (1 p.m., Fox), but after two days of limited work, the Detroit Lions' leading receiver did not participate in practice today. Johnson, who has 48 catches for 659 yards in eight games, sprained his ankle in the Lions' Week 8 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs. He said he spent last week's bye getting treatment on his ankle and that this year's injury is nothing like the high ankle sprain that kept him out of three games last year. (Detroit Free Press)

FFToday's Take: Even with the injury, Johnson's a mid-range WR1 this week facing off against a Packers' secondary that has struggled recently.
Injury Forte, Jeffery listed as questionable
Jeffery was limited Friday
By: Mike Krueger | Nov 13 2015, 1:20 pm

Chicgao Bears
Bears wide receiver Alshon Jeffery hurt his groin and it was enough to keep him from working with the team on Thursday. Jeffery got back on the field as a limited participant on Friday, however, and has been listed as questionable to play against the Rams this Sunday. Running back Matt Forte has also been listed as questionable after a week of limited practices. (ProFootballTalk)

FFToday's Take: Owners of both Bears will want to check inactives on Sunday morning. It sounds like Jeffery is the more likely to play although both will have a difficult matchup against the Rams defense. St. Louis gives up the fourth fewest fantasy points to wide receivers.
Injury Vincent Jackson out for Week 10
Knee injury
By: Mike Krueger | Nov 13 2015, 1:10 pm

Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Bucs officially ruling out WR Vincent Jackson, DE Jacquies Smith, G Ali Marpet for Sunday. D.J. Swearinger doubtful ... (Greg Auman on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: With Austin Seferian-Jenkins (shoulder) unlikely to play, Mike Evans will once again be a target monster for the Bucs against the Cowboys.
Injury Kendall Wright out for Week 10
Titans will be without top receiver
By: Mike Krueger | Nov 13 2015, 1:00 pm

Tennessee Titans
Not practicing today for @Titans: Kendall Wright and Jason McCourty. Returning: Dexter McCluster and Zach Brown. Kendall Wright is out for Sunday. (Jim Wyatt on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: Wright will miss his second straight game with a knee injury. Harry Douglas, Justin Hunter and Dorial Green-Beckham will be the top three receivers for Marcus Mariota.
Abdullah in line for more work in Week 10
"Game situations" dictated his lack of use in London loss
By: Doug Orth | Nov 12 2015, 5:35 pm

Detroit Lions
He had one carry the last time he took the field. In a season where Ameer Abdullah started off shining and ended up benched and then barely used, this was the nadir. Against the Chiefs, the Detroit Lions rookie running back had one carry and played just five snaps. That, though, could be changing. “Ameer’s role will be growing. I’d like to get him the ball,” Lions offensive coordinator Jim Bob Cooter said. “I’d like to get all our guys the ball, like we said, that week the situation of that game didn’t lend to a ton of runs once we got into a certain point in the game.” (ESPN)

FFToday's Take: The Lions had a season-low 14 carries against Kansas City and other than the team’s lone win of the season against Chicago, Detroit has not had more than 19 carries in a game this season. The Lions are averaging an embarrassing 69.6 rushing yards and no one in power in Detroit seems to be in a hurry to give their rookie more work than backfield partners Joique Bell and Theo Riddick. No Lions runner is more than a low-end flex at the moment.
Injury Peyton Manning "limited" on Thursday
Foot injury
By: Doug Orth | Nov 12 2015, 5:25 pm

Denver Broncos
Peyton Manning officially listed as "limited." HC Gary Kubiak: "There's concern, but I think he'll get there." (Nicki Jhabvala on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: Manning did not practice on Wednesday and it is interesting to note that Kubiak expressed concern. With that said, there doesn't seem to be overwhelming concern, so feel free to play Manning, Demaryius Thomas and Emmanuel Sanders as you normally would.
Injury Allen Hurns not practicing Thursday
Sprained foot
By: Mike Krueger | Nov 12 2015, 1:45 pm

Jacksonville Jaguars
WR Allen Hurns, LB Dan Skuta and DT Michael Bennett not practicing for Jaguars Thursday. (John Oehser on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: Hurns is battling a sprained foot and has yet to practice this week. His availability for Sunday is still in question. The Jags receivers has a decent matchup against the Ravens defense. Marqise Lee (hamstring) was limited Thursday and could be available this week.
Injury Alshon Jeffery tweaks groin in practice
Missed practice Thursday
By: Mike Krueger | Nov 12 2015, 1:30 pm

Chicgao Bears
Bears coach John Fox said WR Alshon Jeffery tweaked his groin in practice Wednesday and is day-to-day. (Chicago Bears on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: Jeffery did not practice Thursday. We'll have to wait and see if he's able to practice Friday before we know his availability for Sunday. Eddie Royal (knee) missed practice Thursday as well.
Injury Bears' Matt Forte practices
RB remains limited with knee sprain
By: Jake Gordon | Nov 11 2015, 7:10 pm

Chicgao Bears
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) -- Chicago Bears running back Matt Forte practiced Wednesday on a limited basis after being sidelined by a knee injury. Coach John Fox says Forte is ''not full-go yet'' but is ''making progress.'' (AP - Sports)

FFToday's Take: Despite the positive news today, Matt Forte is not close to returning from his knee injury. This means Jeremey Langford will get plenty of work against a Rams defense allowing 104 rushing yards per game this season. Meanwhile, Ka'Deem Carey will continue to spell Langford as the team's primary backup.
Injury Peyton Manning rests sore foot Wednesday
Kubiak says Peyton will practice Thursday
By: Jake Gordon | Nov 11 2015, 7:03 pm

Denver Broncos
Coach Gary Kubiak told reporters that Peyton Manning sat out Wednesday's practice because of a sore foot that has bothered the 39-year-old quarterback for a "couple weeks," per NFL Media's James Palmer. Kubiak said that Manning came out of Sunday's defeat "really sore" after playing on the FieldTurf at Lucas Oil Stadium. The Broncos expect him to return to practice on Thursday. (

FFToday's Take: This looks like a simple day of rest for an aging veteran who has struggled at times during the first half of the season. Peyton Manning's sore foot isn't going to prevent him from playing this week but it may help explain his lack of touchdown passes in recent weeks. Manning and the Broncos' passing attack have only notched four TD receptions in their last five games.
Injury Bills' McCoy and Watkins probable to play
Offensive line banged up
By: Jake Gordon | Nov 11 2015, 3:20 pm

Buffalo Bills
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) -- Buffalo Bills running back LeSean McCoy is expected to play, though it's uncertain who will be available to block for him against the New York Jets on Thursday night. The Bills on Wednesday listed McCoy's status as probable after he was limited in practice because of a sore right shoulder. Receiver Sammy Watkins (left ankle) and defensive end Mario Williams (calf) are listed as probable. (AP - Sport)

FFToday's Take: It looks like Buffalo will two of its biggest play makers available for Thursday night's tilt with the Jets. LeSean McCoy (shoulder) will likely split time with Karlos Williams leaving their fantasy outlooks less than desirable on a short week. Sammy Watkins is coming off a huge performance against Miami will no doubt receive the "Revis Island" treatment. It may be tough to sit Watkins with so many teams on bye but fantasy owners may want to consider other options with greater upside.
Injury Allen Hurns misses practice Wednesday
Out of walking boot
By: Mike Krueger | Nov 11 2015, 3:00 pm

Jacksonville Jaguars
Allen Hurns says he's out of boot, believes he will play Sunday but foot is still an issue. Jaguars (Hays Carlyon on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: Players are typically confident in their health but Hurns missed practice Wednesday and is no lock to play this week as of Wednesday. How he does in practice Thursday and Friday will determine his availability against the Ravens in Week 10.
McCarthy says James Starks is No.1 RB
Lacy will stil see carrries
By: Mike Krueger | Nov 11 2015, 11:45 am

Green Bay Packers
Packers coach Mike McCarthy told reporters he considers James Starks his top back, based on what he's earned. Even healthy, Eddie Lacy is 2. (Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: It sure seems that way on the field. Starks has outplayed Lacy this season and makes for an interesting play at home this week against the Lions in a plus matchup. Eddie Lacy will still see action but he won't be a recommended fantasy option.
Injury Chargers' Malcom Floyd has torn labrum
Status "to be determined"
By: Mike Krueger | Nov 10 2015, 7:00 pm

San Diego Chargers
Malcom Floyd has sacrificed his body for deep passes since 2004. There is a chance the one Monday was his last. The Chargers wide receiver suffered a torn left labrum, a source said following an MRI on Tuesday. It remains to be seen if that play will be the final one of his NFL career. Floyd, 34, long has planned to retire after the 2015 season. The team is not rushing how it proceeds with Floyd. (San Diego Union Tribune)

FFToday's Take: It's very likely that Floyd will miss the remainder of the season but a determination on his availability has yet to be made. Expect Dontrelle Inman to move into a starting role along with Steve Johnson if Floyd is indeed out.
Injury Cowboys LB Sean Lee doubtful for Week 10
Jerry Jones not optimistic about concussion status
By: Antonio D'Arcangelis | Nov 10 2015, 11:42 am

Dallas Cowboys
Dallas Morning News beat reporter Jon Machota (@jonmachota) on Twitter: "Jerry Jones said Sean Lee is 'probably doubtful' for Tampa Bay this Sunday." (Twitter)

FFToday's Take: This is bad news for Cowboys fans, and good news for the Tampa Bay running attack, and both Doug Martin and Charles Sims.
Injury Rex Ryan believes McCoy will play Thursday
Bills coach reportedly "not real sure" of RB's role
By: Antonio D'Arcangelis | Nov 10 2015, 11:38 am

Buffalo Bills
ESPN Bills beat reporter Mike Rodak (@mikerodak) on Twitter: "Rex Ryan says he believes LeSean McCoy will play Thursday. 'How significant his role will be? I’m not real sure right now.' (Twitter)

FFToday's Take: That's not necessarily very clear news of McCoy's touches, but the shoulder strain, as it's being called, likely means a larger workload for rookie RB Karlos Williams, who's been magnificent when healthy. Both backs should be considered RB2s until a clear picture emerges.
Injury Jeremy Langford steps up for Bears
Rookie RB totals 142 yards, TD in feature role
By: Antonio D'Arcangelis | Nov 10 2015, 11:35 am

Chicgao Bears
Jeremy Langford steeped up in the feature role with Matt Forte unavailable for the Bears, and will likely see more touches even when Forte returns, according to a report by ESPN. (ESPN)

FFToday's Take: Forte's knee injury opened the door for the Bears to feature Langford, who was the club’s 2015 fourth-round draft choice. Even though Ka’Deem Carey technically started the game, Langford played the majority of the snaps, finishing with 142 all-purpose yards, one TD and a two-point conversion.
Injury Andrew Luck out 2-6 weeks, lacerated kidney
Partial tear of an abdominal muscle
By: Mike Krueger | Nov 10 2015, 3:05 am

Indianapolis Colts
Andrew Luck incurred abdominal injuries during Sunday’s victory over the Denver Broncos. “The injuries happened at the end of an early fourth quarter scramble,” said Head Coach Chuck Pagano. “Andrew was sore after the game and was feeling a little worse Monday afternoon so we sent him to get tests.” The tests revealed a laceration in one of Luck’s kidneys and a partial tear of an abdominal muscle. The injuries should not require surgery and full recovery from both is expected within two to six weeks. (

FFToday's Take: And the hits just keep on coming for the NFL. Matt Hasselbeck will be the Colts quarterback in Week 11 against the Falcons. Colts are on bye in Week 10. It's a minor downgrade for the Colts receivers but Hasselbeck is a viable QB2 and streaming option in the coming weeks.
Wes Welker agrees to terms with Rams
One-year deal
By: Doug Orth | Nov 9 2015, 6:30 pm

St. Louis Rams
Wes Welker is back. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Monday that the former Patriots and Broncos wideout signed a deal with the St. Louis Rams, per a source informed of the team's plans. Coach Jeff Fisher later confirmed the addition during a meeting with reporters. Welker's one-year deal allows him to earn, along with his base salary, up to $700K in incentives, based on playing time and catches, Rapoport added. (

FFToday's Take: Welker's workout on Monday came on the heels of the Rams learning that receiver Stedman Bailey will serve a four-game suspension for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy. Outside of Tavon Austin, no St. Louis receiver has more than 20 receptions, so the oft-concussed receiver will have an opportunity to contribute pretty quickly. It's an obvious low-risk, medium-upside move for an offense that needs more playmakers in the passing game.
Injury HC: Bridgewater should be good to go in Week 10
Suffered concussion on Sunday versus Rams
By: Doug Orth | Nov 9 2015, 4:55 pm

Minnesota Vikings
Vikings HC Mike Zimmer said he thinks Teddy Bridgewater should be "good to go.'' Sunday at Oakland. Has passed first test (Chris Tomasson on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: It's obviously a good sign for a player that was knocked unconscious for a short time on Sunday. However, owners would be wise to treat this news as a cautious thumbs-up since we have seen symptoms flare up later in the week on players that have suffered concussions before. Bridgewater would be a low-end fantasy starter for this game anyway, but Stefon Diggs is probably the player with the most to lose statistically. Shaun Hill would draw the start if Bridgewater cannot go.