| Stefon Diggs a gametime decision|
Knee swelled overnight
By: Mike Krueger | Dec 2 2018, 11:40 am
|Vikings' WR Stefon Diggs' knee swelled overnight and he now needs to test it pregame to determine whether he can play today against the New England Patriots, per league source. Diggs back to being questionable today. (Adam Schefter on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: Not good news. The Vikings and Patriots play at 4 pm eastern meaning we won't know if Diggs is going to play prior to early lock at 1 pm Eastern. If Diggs' sits, Laquon Treadwell and Aldrick Robinson would see increased snaps.
| Funchess expected to play on limited basis|
Returning from back injury
By: Mike Krueger | Dec 2 2018, 7:00 am
|Panthers WR Devin Funchess, listed as questionable with a back injury, is expected to play today but on a limited basis, source said. The team will work him back slowly. (Ian Rapoport on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: D.J. Moore and Curtis Samuel should operate as Carolina's top wide receivers in a tasty matchup against the Buccaneers however the return of Funchess, even in a limited capacity lowers the ceiling on both starting wideouts. Moore remains a solid WR2 play in Week 13.
| Josh Adams added to injury report|
Limited in practice Saturday
By: Mike Krueger | Dec 1 2018, 3:00 pm
|Josh Adams was added to the Injury Report after he was limited at Saturday’s practice. (Jeff McLance on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: Adams picked up a hip injury Saturday which is a bit concerning. The Eagles play early on Sunday so we'll know his official status 90 minutes before kickoff. Darren Sproles is set to return from a hamstring injury.
| Ravens activate Kenneth Dixon, Collins on IR|
Gus Edwards expected to play
By: Mike Krueger | Dec 1 2018, 1:00 pm
|We have placed RB Alex Collins on the Injured Reserve list and activated RB Kenneth Dixon. (Ravens on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: Gus Edwards (ankle) is expected to play against the Falcons along with Ty Montgomery. Dixon will be up as the No.3 running back and is flier worthy in deep leagues if you're looking for a lottery ticket during the fantasy playoffs.
|Chiefs release Kareem Hunt|
Chiefs move swiftly in response to Hunt video
By: Mike Krueger | Nov 30 2018, 9:00 pm
|“Earlier this year, we were made aware of an incident involving running back Kareem Hunt. At that time, the National Football League and law enforcement initiated investigations into the issue. As part of our internal discussions with Kareem, several members of our management team spoke directly to him. Kareem was not truthful in those discussions. The video released today confirms that fact. We are releasing Kareem immediately.” (Chiefs.com)|
FFToday's Take: Well, that escalated quickly. It's been reported the Chiefs and the league had not seen the video that surfaced at TMZ today of Hunt pushing and kicking a woman back in February. The video coupled with the less than truthful conversations between Hunt and the Chiefs brass have lead to the running back's release. The Chiefs will move forward with Spencer Ware and Damien Williams atop the depth chart for the time being.
| Gus, Collins listed as questionable|
Edwards practices on Friday
By: Mike Krueger | Nov 30 2018, 3:10 pm
|RBs Gus Edwards (ankle), Alex Collins (foot), OLB Tim Williams (illness), DB Anthony Levine Sr. (ankle) and CB Tavon Young (groin) are all questionable for Ravens. Harbaugh also said team considering adding RB Kenneth Dixon to roster for Sunday. They’ll have to make that move by 4 pm tomorrow. (Jeff Zrebiec on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: In related injury news Joe Flacco is listed as doubtful. Edwards was able to practice on Friday and should be good to go for Sunday against the Falcons. We'll get a better feel the for running backs likely to play if the Ravens activate Dixon from IR on Saturday.
|Video released of Kareem Hunt altercation|
Chiefs RB in hot water
By: Mike Krueger | Nov 30 2018, 2:30 pm
|TMZ Sports has obtained video of Kansas City Chiefs star running back Kareem Hunt shoving, bull-rushing and kicking a woman in a Cleveland hotel back in February. In the video, Hunt is seen arguing with a 19-year-old woman outside of his room at The Metropolitan at the 9 at 3:22 AM on February 10, 2018.
Hunt turns a corner and confronts the woman, shoving her hard. The woman strikes him back in the face ... and that's when Hunt goes berserk. (TMZ Sports)|
FFToday's Take: This incident had previously been reported but the video release is new. It's obviously not a good look for Hunt and the Chiefs and it remains to be seen what discipline the team and/or league will impose. He's certainly in danger of missing the upcoming game against the Raiders and/or the rest of the season.
| DeSean Jackson out with thumb injury|
WR Bobo Wilson called up from practice squad
By: Mike Krueger | Nov 30 2018, 11:45 am
|Source tells me Bobo Wilson is being called up from the Bucs' practice squad. DeSean Jackson is out Sunday with a thumb injury. (Jenna Laine on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: Jackson was at practice this week but was wearing a cast on his thumb and wasn't catching passes. His absence should mean more opportunities for Adam Humphries and Chris Goodwin who are both in the WR3 conversation in a game against the Panthers with a high total (54.5).
| Evan Engram out for Week 13|
Injured hamstring in pregame warmups last week
By: Mike Krueger | Nov 30 2018, 11:30 am
|Evan Engram and BJ Goodson both OUT vs. #Bears. Lorenzo Carter is questionable. (Matt Lombardo on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: Engram injured his hamstring in pre-game warmups last week and will miss Week 13. In his place, Rhett Ellison will get the start at tight end but isn't really a viable fantasy option against the Bears.
| Emmanuel Sanders limited Thursday|
By: Doug Orth | Nov 29 2018, 5:10 pm
|Emmanuel Sanders limited with heel. (Mike Klis on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: This is noteworthy only because he didn't begin the week on the injury report. While this may simply be a case of the Broncos exercising extreme caution with some soreness, mid-week additions to the injury report are rarely ever a good thing. Stay tuned. If he's good to go, he could be a top-10 WR play against the woeful Bengals defense. If he can't play, Courtland Sutton would be set up to have a monster day.
| Marlon Mack returns to practice Thursday|
By: Mike Krueger | Nov 29 2018, 3:15 pm
|Marlon Mack practicing but no Ryan Kelly as Colts back to work. (Mike Chappell on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: Mack hasn't received clearance from the concussion protocol yet but the fact that he's back at practice is a good sign. The Jaguars have given up the 2nd fewest fantasy points to running backs.
| DJax practicing, but not catching passes|
Wearing a cast on left hand/thumb
By: Mike Krueger | Nov 29 2018, 12:45 pm
|WR DeSean Jackson still has a cast on his left hand/thumb and is practicing but not catching passes again today. CB M.J. Stewart (foot), CB Carlton Davis (knee), T Demar Dotson (knee/hamstring) are out. DE Jason Pierre-Paul (knee) and DT Gerald McCoy (knee) are practicing (Rick Stroud on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: It remains to be seen if DJax will play against the Panthers this week. If he sits, that should open up more targets for Adam Humphries and Chris Godwin.
| Chase Daniel to start against Giants|
Trubisky returned to practice Wednesday
By: Mike Krueger | Nov 29 2018, 7:00 am
|Despite #Bears QB Mitchell Trubisky (shoulder) returning to practice yesterday, the team is planning for him to sit this week in favor of Chase Daniel once again, sources say. No surprise, given Matt Nagy’s comments. Trubisky could play right now but team wants to play it safe. (Mike Garafolo on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: The return of Trubisky will have to wait another week. The Giants have only allowed 15 passing TDs this season, tied for second fewest in the league. Daniel will be a QB2 option in Week 13.
| Sammy Watkins sits on Wednesday|
By: Mike Krueger | Nov 28 2018, 11:45 am
|Mitch Morse will also return to practice for the #Chiefs. Good to see guys coming back.
Sammy Watkins is the only guy who won’t practice today. (BJ Kissel on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: Watkins tried to play in Week 11 against the Rams but quickly went to the sidelines and is now unable to practice after the bye week. Watkins' owners should assume he's not going to play in Week 13. Chris Conley would get the start against the Raiders if Watkins sits.
| A.J. Green says he'll play Sunday|
Missed three weeks with toe injury
By: Mike Krueger | Nov 28 2018, 11:00 am
|All is semi-right with Bengaldom now that A.J. Green (toe) says he’ll play Sunday (1 p.m.-Cincinnati’s Channel 12) against the Broncos at Paul Brown Stadium. After losing all three games with him out, as well as quarterback Andy Dalton (thumb) for the year, Green says there’s no way he’d miss games even though they’ve dipped from 5-3 to 5-6 since he last touched the ball.
“I’m playing. I don’t care if we’re 0-15,” Green said before Wednesday’s practice … (Bengals.com)|
FFToday's Take: The Bengals haven't been the same since Green injured his foot in Week 8. With Jeff Driskel at quarterback the Bengals offense will need all the help they can get. Green projects as a WR2 in a matchup with the Broncos in Week 13.
| Lamar Jackson starting Week 13|
Joe Flacco not yet cleared to play
By: Antonio D'Arcangelis | Nov 28 2018, 8:38 am
|Mike Garafolo on Twitter: "The #Ravens plan to start Lamar Jackson against the #Falcons this Sunday, sources say. Joe Flacco (hip) has not been cleared as of now. There’s a chance that could change in the coming days but right now, Jackson remains the starter." (Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: Another report says Flacco won't play until he gets in a full week of practice, so it looks like Jackson is getting the thumbs up for now based on his performance and what he offers in contrast to Flacco. The dynamic Jackson is a more appealing fantasy option anyway -- especially facing the Falcons poor defense.
| Jack Doyle headed to IR|
Kidney injury required hospitalization following Week 12
By: Doug Orth | Nov 26 2018, 8:10 pm
|Colts coach Frank Reich announced tight end Jack Doyle suffered a kidney injury in Sunday’s game and required hospitalization Sunday evening. Doyle underwent “a procedure to control the injury,” Reich said. Doyle, he said, is doing well and the prognosis is good, but Doyle will be placed on injured reserve. (Stephen Holder - The Athletic)|
FFToday's Take: Doyle sustained a hit late in the third quarter of Sunday’s win over the Miami Dolphins and reportedly has yet to be released from the hospital. His absence figures to make Eric Ebron a full-time player once again and returns him to elite TE1 status. Owners in deeper leagues could also roll the dice on Mo Alie-Cox as tight ends have become the apple of Andrew Luck's eye in the red zone.
| Andy Dalton done for the season|
By: Doug Orth | Nov 26 2018, 8:05 pm
|The Bengals just placed QB Andy Dalton on Injured Reserve, ending his season with this thumb injury. (Ian Rapoport on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: Tom Savage was claimed off waivers in a corresponding move, and he'll serve as the primary backup to Jeff Driskel. Dalton wasn't exactly burning it up in 2018, but his injury comes at a bad time since A.J. Green is expected back in Week 13. Driskel may have some two-quarterback/superflex league appeal, but he can be left on waivers in most leagues.
| Rex Burkhead activated off IR|
Out since Week 3 with neck injury
By: Doug Orth | Nov 26 2018, 7:45 pm
|Source: the Patriots have activated RB Rex Burkhead to the 53-man roster. He can play this Sunday. (ESPN - Field Yates)|
FFToday's Take: Sony Michel and James White have carved out fantasy-friendly and predictable roles in the New England offense in his absence, but Burkhead's return figures to impact their production and workloads moving forward. He may not see a huge snap count in Week 13 if he even plays, but he may be a low-end option for owners desperate to replace Melvin Gordon. Either way, he is worth adding in all leagues while we find out how he will be used.
|Leonard Fournette suspended one game|
League bans RB for throwing punches in Week 12 loss
By: Doug Orth | Nov 26 2018, 7:35 pm
|Jaguars RB Leonard Fournette has been suspended one game for violations of unsportsmanlike conduct and unnecessary roughness. (Ian Rapoport on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: It's another blow for the few remaining teams that were able to survive Fournette's earlier absence due to his injured hamstring. T.J. Yeldon and Carlos Hyde figure to form a committee in the likely event Fournette doesn't win his appeal. Yeldon will be the preferred play, if only because the Jaguars figure to be in negative game script against the Colts in Week 13.
|Jaguars fire OC, bench Blake Bortles|
Cody Kessler will start in Week 13
By: Mike Krueger | Nov 26 2018, 2:00 pm
|The Jacksonville Jaguars benched quarterback Blake Bortles in favor of Cody Kessler on Monday. The change came hours after the team also made a change at offensive coordinator, firing Nathaniel Hackett. Bortles signed a three-year extension last offseason but has struggled in 2018, throwing 13 touchdown passes and 10 interceptions. (ESPN)|
FFToday's Take: Bortles has been brutal with six games under 200 yards passing this season and currently stands as the QB21 in fantasy points per game. In other moves, QB coach Scott Milanovich will be the offensive coordinator and call the plays. The Jaguars offense projects to remain run-heavy given their QB situation.
| Marvin Jones lands on IR|
By: Mike Krueger | Nov 26 2018, 1:00 pm
|Detroit Lions wide receiver Marvin Jones is being placed on injured reserve with a knee injury, head coach Matt Patricia announced Monday.
Jones suffered the injury against Chicago on Nov. 11 and then went to get a second opinion less than a week later, a source told ESPN. He missed both the Carolina and Thanksgiving Bears game before being placed on injured reserve Monday.
Jones finishes the season with 35 catches for 508 yards and five touchdowns. (ESPN)|
FFToday's Take: The Lions are very thin at the wide receiver position with Kenny Golladay being the only real threat in the passing game. Bruce Ellington, T.J. Jones and Andy Jones are next up on the WR depth chart with only Ellington being worthy of fantasy consideration. Ellington has seen 16 targets the last two weeks but only totaled 80 yards.
| Melvin Gordon to miss a few weeks|
Grade 2 MCL sprain
By: Mike Krueger | Nov 26 2018, 7:00 am
|#Chargers star RB Melvin Gordon was diagnosed with a grade 2 MCL sprain suffered in yesterday’s blowout win, sources say. He had his MRI last night. Gordon is out the next few weeks, but should be back before the end of the regular season if all goes well. (Ian Rapoport on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: Gordon came into Week 12 dealing with knee and hamstring injuries and left with an MCL sprain. In his absence Austin Ekeler and rookie Justin Jackson will handle the running back duties with Ekeler being a weekly RB2 option. The Chargers upcoming schedule includes: @PIT, CIN, @KC, BAL.
|Eagles to feature RB Josh Adams?|
Adams in the RB2 conversation
By: Mike Krueger | Nov 25 2018, 9:40 am
|From @NFLGameDay: The #Eagles are planning to feature RB Josh Adams as their starter going forward, an impressive rise for the former UDFA from Notre Dame... and #Chargers RB Melvin Gordon, listed as questioanable, is set to play today. (Ian Rapoport on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: Sounds like the Eagles coaching staff has realized that Adams is their best back and should see the bulk of the work in their backfield. We'll see how the snap counts and usage counts look today between Adams, Wendell Smallwood and Corey Clement. Adams is in the RB2 conversation.
| Melvin Gordon expected to play|
Hamstring and knee injuries
By: Mike Krueger | Nov 25 2018, 7:00 am
|Chargers’ RB Melvin Gordon, listed as questionable for Sunday due to knee and hamstring injuries, plans to play vs. Cardinals, per source. Gordon convinced coaches this weekend to give him a chance, despite some organizational interest in resting him for maintenance. (Adam Schefter on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: Gordon is going to give it a go in a prime matchup against the Cardinals. He's worth starting but does carry some risk of being limited if he gets a little nicked up. The Cardinals are giving up the 3rd most fantasy points to running backs.
|Marquise Goodwin downgraded to doubtful|
Returned to San Francisco due to a personal matter
By: Mike Krueger | Nov 24 2018, 5:00 pm
|The 49ers likely will play Sunday without their top two wide receivers, as the club on Saturday downgraded Marquise Goodwin to “doubtful."
Goodwin made the trip with his 49ers teammates Friday to face the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. But the 49ers excused Goodwin to address a personal matter back in the Bay Area. (NBC Sports Bay Area)|
FFToday's Take: The 49ers are extremely thin at wide receiver without Goodwin. Pierre Garcon has already been ruled out due to a knee injury. Kendrick Bourne and Dante Pettis should soak up most the wide receiver targets from Nick Mullens against the Bucs.
| Melvin Gordon, Tyrell Williams questionable|
By: Mike Krueger | Nov 24 2018, 8:45 am
|RB Melvin Gordon (hamstring, knee), WR Tyrell Williams (quad) and DT Brandon Mebane (not injury related) all were listed as questionable by the Chargers as they host the Cardinals on Sunday. Williams and Gordon likely will be game-time decisions. Both were limited participants on Friday, while Mebane did not practice for a second straight day due to a personal matter. Chargers head coach Anthony Lynn said Gordon is dealing with a sore knee. “Most starting runners this time of year are sore or something’s wrong,” Lynn said. “So we’ll have to decide if it’s worth holding him back or just letting him go.” (ESPN)|
FFToday's Take: Gordon was limited on Thursday and Friday raising questions about his workload on Sunday even if he does play. The Chargers may decide they can beat the lowly Cardinals without their star running back. If Gordon sits, Austin Ekeler would move into the RB2 conversation.
| Doug Baldwin a gametime decision|
Injured his groin on Tuesday
By: Mike Krueger | Nov 24 2018, 8:00 am
|Pete Carroll said Doug Baldwin (groin) ran Friday but didn't do much in practice. Will be a game-day decision. Baldwin, who had been on the injury report earlier this season with a groin injury that did not keep him out of any games, will be a game-day decision after not practicing Friday, Carroll said.
“We’re going to work him out in pregame and make sure he’s OK,” Carroll said. “We’ve got him as questionable right now.” (Seahawks.com)|
FFToday's Take: Baldwin missed practice all week so he's probably on the wrong side questionable heading into Sunday. The Seahawks and Panthers play at 1 pm Eastern so we'll know his status 90 minutes before kickoff.
| Gronk ready for action in Week 12|
By: Mike Krueger | Nov 23 2018, 3:45 pm
|Upbeat Rob Gronkowski declares himself "good to go" for Sunday vs. Jets, and while Tom Brady missed practice Friday due to an illness, he's also expected to play Sunday. (Mike Reiss on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: Gronk has missed the last month with a back injury but is expected to play against the Jets. Gronk has been a shell of himself this season so perhaps the rest did him some good. He's on the low-end TE1 radar for Week 12.
| Darnold out, McCown gets another start|
By: Mike Krueger | Nov 23 2018, 3:30 pm
|New York Jets quarterback Sam Darnold will sit for the second straight game with a foot injury, coach Todd Bowles confirmed Friday. The move sets up the second-oldest quarterback matchup in NFL history: Josh McCown, 39, against the New England Patriots' Tom Brady, 41.
Brady has been limited in practice this week with a knee injury but is expected to play Sunday. (ESPN)|
FFToday's Take: McCown's first start of the season against the Bills didn't go so well. McCown ended the day with 135 yards and 2 INTs finishing as the QB29 in Week 10. He'll face the Patriots in Week 12 with a banged up receiving corps. Robby Anderson is pushing to play with an ankle injury.
| Funchess Doubtful, Torrey Smith likely to return|
Moore, Samuel in the WR mix for Week 12
By: Mike Krueger | Nov 23 2018, 3:15 pm
|Devin Funchess is doubtful for Sunday; Torrey Smith is questionable. Rivera said there's a "little glimmer" of hope that Funchess plays Sunday. (Jourdan Rodrigue on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: Funchess missed practice this week with a back injury and it's likley he'll be on the inactive list Sunday against the Seahawks. The return of Torrey Smith puts a little bit of cold water on the fantasy value of D.J. Moore and Curtis Samuel but both are decent options in Week 12 with Moore carrying the most upside.
| A.J. Green listed as questionable|
Will be re-evaluated on Saturday
By: Mike Krueger | Nov 23 2018, 3:00 pm
|Green categorized as questionable despite not practicing all week. Marv says AJ could practice tomorrow and play Sunday. (Geoff Hobson on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: A.J. Green (foot) missed practice all week but is listed as questionable. It seems like a longshot of for him to play but we could get surprise on Saturday. The Bengals offense needs their best player on the field.
| A.J. Green misses practice Wednesday|
By: Mike Krueger | Nov 21 2018, 11:55 am
|No Josh Malone, A.J. Green, Nick Vigil or Dre Kirkpatrick at today's #Bengals practice. (Paul Dehner Jr. on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: Green injured his toe in Week 8 and is expected to practice in some capacity later this week. His status for Sunday is unclear but would be a big boost for the Bengals offense if he can get on the field against the Browns.
| Trubisky doubtful, Chase Daniel expected to start|
Trubisky woke up sore Wednesday
By: Mike Krueger | Nov 21 2018, 11:45 am
|Chicago Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky woke up sore Wednesday and had less movement in his injured shoulder than the team expected, making it likely that Chase Daniel will start Thanksgiving Day against the Lions, a source told ESPN's Adam Schefter. Trubisky, who is officially listed as doubtful for the game, has an AC sprain in his throwing shoulder and not a labrum issue, a source told Schefter. (ESPN)|
FFToday's Take: Chase Daniel will get the start Thursday against a Lions defense that is beatable by quarterbacks but Daniel hasn't shown enough in his limited playing time to make him a QB1 in Week 12.
| 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.