|Jordan Reed questionable for Week 12|
Concussion; Leonard Hankerson likely out for season
By: Doug Orth | Nov 18 2013, 6:15 pm
|Rookie TE Jordan Reed sustained a concussion Sunday. HC Mike Shanahan said Reed was undergoing the normal concussion protocol, and it won’t be known until later in the week if he’ll play Monday night against the San Francisco 49ers.
Shanahan also said Leonard Hankerson injured the LCL in his left knee during Sunday’s loss at Philadelphia, and MRI exam results were positive. The coach said it wouldn’t be known for a couple days whether the injury would require surgery, which would end Hankerson’s season. (Washington Post)|
FFToday's Take: Reed was in on just 33 snaps in Week 11, his lowest total in eight weeks and the results for Washington were predictable, especially since Pierre Garcon complained his ankle was "hurting him badly" following the team's loss to Philadelphia. Reed has emerged as an every-week starter in fantasy, making his potential absence next week a damaging one. Hankerson's loss likely clears the way for more playing time for Santana Moss, Josh Morgan and/or Aldrick Robinson.
|Julius Thomas day-to-day|
By: Doug Orth | Nov 18 2013, 6:05 pm
|Broncos interim HC Jack Del Rio says Julius Thomas is "day to day" with knee strain. (Lindsay Jones on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: The day-to-day tag is encouraging given how close Thomas' right leg was to being planted on the hit that took him out of the game. Thomas became the first tight end to score against Kansas City this season earlier in the game and could see an increased role in Week 12 if Wes Welker isn't cleared in time from his concussion. Denver travels to New England next.
|Vereen activated off short-term IR|
Patriots plan to ease in third-year back on MNF
By: Doug Orth | Nov 18 2013, 5:55 pm
|The New England Patriots activated RB Shane Vereen from short-term injured reserve prior to Monday night's game against the Carolina Panthers. The Patriots plan to ease Vereen, who has been sidelined since Week 1, back into their offensive game plan Monday, a league source told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter
Vereen was placed on injured reserve with a designation to return after suffering a broken wrist in New England's season-opening victory against the Buffalo Bills. (ESPN Boston)|
FFToday's Take: The Giants also planned to "ease in" Andre Brown in Week 10 before giving him 30 carries in his season debut, so game flow will have a lot to do with how much Vereen sees the field in his return. Either way, Vereen can be a difference-maker down the stretch in fantasy - especially in PPR formats - if he can stay healthy. Brandon Bolden may split passing-down snaps with Vereen tonight, but his run at fantasy relevancy is likely over.
|Joique Bell injured foot in Week 11|
Reggie Bush "benched" early due to muddy field
By: Doug Orth | Nov 18 2013, 3:20 pm
|Joique Bell was having a good day until he injured his foot late in the third quarter. With starter Reggie Bush struggling, Bell had amassed 49 yards rushing and 48 receiving and had scored on a 2-yard run. Even though Schwartz said Bell was cleared to return to the game, he didn’t and he was limping noticeably afterward.
“I could’ve come back but they kind of pulled me,” Bell said. (Detroit News)|
FFToday's Take: Bush was "limited" according to Schwartz more because of the muddy track at Heinz Field and less because he had an early fumble. Bell said he was sore after the game, but did not think he suffered a Lisfranc injury. With back-to-back home games, expect Bush to resume feature-back duties against Tampa Bay in Week 12.
|Peterson bothered by groin injury|
Does not anticipate missing Week 12
By: Doug Orth | Nov 18 2013, 3:05 pm
|Adrian Peterson is not at full strength and it is clearly evident. Bothered by a nagging groin injury, Peterson carried 21 times for 65 yards Sunday against the Seahawks. There were times when it appeared he needed a burst of speed or a quick move to break a long run. But he just didn't appear to have it in him.
"Actually, it was bothering me a lot," Peterson said of the injury. "There were a couple plays in the first half, oh man, I knew if I was able to explode the way I normally do I could have gotten some big chunks, even taken it to the house." (St. Paul Pioneer Press)|
FFToday's Take: Peterson missed a pair of practices last week, so it isn't surprising that he was limited by the injury on Sunday. With the Vikings' season going nowhere, it might be in AD's best interests to take a game off to get closer to 100 percent, but that likely will not happen. For what it is worth, backup Toby Gerhart did see a season-high 28 snaps in the Vikings' blowout loss to Seattle in Week 11.
|Jennings to continue lead-back duties|
McFadden wil have to "wait his turn" when healthy
By: Doug Orth | Nov 18 2013, 2:50 pm
|With a career-high 150 yards on 22 carries, including the 80-yard touchdown run that stood up as the Raiders' final points, Rashad Jennings has 340 yards on 57 carries, averaging 6.0 yards per carry in his last three games. He is second to Terrelle Pryor in rushing with 480 yards.
Darren McFadden, who had a hamstring injury early in the Philadelphia game which made Jennings the lead back, has 352 yards in seven games. When McFadden does return, it's become clear he'll have to wait his turn. (Contra Costa Times)|
FFToday's Take: It's a ridiculous notion that McFadden is now the second-best running back on his own team after entering the season as his offense's centerpiece. Coaches nowadays tend to ride the "hot hand" and, at the moment, that is Jennings. However, it doesn't mean much right now anyway since McFadden appears unlikely to return anytime soon. Jennings will have a shot to tighten his grip on the starting job over the next two weeks against the weak run defenses of the Titans and Cowboys.
|Wes Welker concussed|
Left game in fourth quarter
By: Mike Krueger | Nov 17 2013, 8:00 pm
|According to the Broncos, Wes Welker indeed suffered a concussion during Sunday night’s loss to the Chiefs. (Pro Football Talk)|
FFToday's Take: Welker totaled 8 catches for 72 yards before leaving the game in the fourth quarter. He will have to pass the NFL concussion tests this week in order to be cleared for his Week 12 matchup against the Patriots.
|Keenan Allen injured in loss|
By: Mike Krueger | Nov 17 2013, 5:30 pm
|Keenan Allen, the Chargers wide receiver, had a tough first play to the fourth quarter. He suffered a right knee injury, forcing him to be a spectator for a two-minute drill that fell short in a 20-16 loss to the Dolphins. (San Diego Union Tribune)|
FFToday's Take: Allen will have more tests done on Monday but it appears he hyperextended his knee. Seyi Ajirotutu saw increased snaps in the fourth quarter with Allen out.
|Texans starting QB undecided|
Schaub replaces Keenum in loss to Raiders
By: Mike Krueger | Nov 17 2013, 5:00 pm
|Matt Schaub, a former starting quarterback turned backup, replaced Case Keenum, a former third-stringer turned starter, with two minutes, 26 seconds left in the third quarter of the Texans’ 28-23 loss to the Oakland Raiders on Sunday at Reliant. Schaub wants to start. Keenum proudly took over and isn’t ready to return to a backup role. Kubiak offered no clarity postgame, saying only that he must examine everything the team did Sunday.
“We had a lot of things going on. … We’ll see,” Kubiak said.
FFToday's Take: Fans booed the move and most observers were shocked by the mid-game change at QB. Keenum, should he be named the starter in Week 12, will be a fringe QB1 but carry increased risk moving forward.
|Harvin expected to play 15-20 snaps|
Seattle wideout to be limited
By: Mike Krueger | Nov 17 2013, 8:00 am
|What to expect from #Seahawks WR Percy Harvin? I’m told 10-15 plays, depending on flow of the game. Would be surprised if he plays specials. (Ian Rapoport via Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: If this report comes true, Harvin would be hard to trust as a fantasy option this week. On the plus side, he does have a matchup against his former team (MIN).
|Michael Floyd expected to play|
Cards should have No.2 receiver
By: Mike Krueger | Nov 15 2013, 5:30 pm
|Arians says Michael Floyd will play vs Jags. (Kent Somers via Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: Floyd is nursing a shoulder injury but expected to play on Sunday after practicing on Thursday and Friday. He's nothing more than a WR4.
|QB Matt McGloin expected to start|
Pryor nursing knee injury
By: Mike Krueger | Nov 15 2013, 5:00 pm
|Terrelle Pryor was officially listed as questionable, but the Raiders were preparing Friday for undrafted rookie Matt McGloin to be the starting quarterback against the Houston Texans. "Obviously he wasn't as good today as he was the day before,'' Raiders coach Dennis Allen said. "I'll see how he's feeling tomorrow and we'll make a decision.'' (San Jose Mercury News)|
FFToday's Take: McGloin took the first team reps in practice on Friday and is expected to start for Raiders on Sunday. Pryor has been battling a knee injury for the last two weeks. The Raiders passing game is hands off for fantasy purposes.
|Megatron returns to practice Friday|
Expected to play on Sunday
By: Mike Krueger | Nov 15 2013, 1:30 pm
|Wide receiver Calvin Johnson returned to Detroit Lions practice today. Johnson practiced today for the first time this week, after sitting out to rest his sore right knee Wednesday and Thursday. (Detroit Free Press)|
FFToday's Take: Check the inactive reports Sunday morning but it sounds like Megatron will be suiting up against the Steelers this weekend.
|Gonzalez limited Friday, Questionable|
By: Mike Krueger | Nov 15 2013, 1:20 pm
|Falcons tight end Tony Gonzalez, who has missed only two games over his entire career, was limited in practice on Friday.
The Falcons will list Gonzalez, who suffered a left toe injury agianst Seattle, as questionable for Sunday's game against Tampa Bay on the official injury report. (Atlanta Journal Constitution)|
FFToday's Take: Gonzalez is looking like a gametime decision for Sunday. TE Levine Toilolo would see increased targets if Gonzalez sits.
|Stevie Johnson out, groin injury|
Bills will be without top receiver
By: Mike Krueger | Nov 15 2013, 1:00 pm
|Buffalo Bills wide receiver Steve Johnson will not play Sunday against the New York Jets. Johnson, whose right groin was injured during a loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers last Sunday, has been hampered by several injuries this season. This is the second game he will miss. (ESPN)|
FFToday's Take: With Johnson and Robert Woods (ankle) both out, the Bills will lineup Marquise Goodwin and T.J. Graham at receiver. The Bills passing game is a situation to avoid in Week 11.
|Lattimore hoping to practice next week|
Does not anticipate playing a game in 2013
By: Doug Orth | Nov 14 2013, 6:05 pm
|Marcus Lattimore said he hopes to go through his first practice with the 49ers next week. Lattimore said he hasn't officially been given word that he'll be cleared for practice, but Tuesday is the last possible day to trigger a three-week window during which players on the NFI list can rejoin practice. Lattimore has yet to don pads and put on a 49ers uniform. But he also has said that the carrot in relation to the monotonous rehabilitation work he's been doing is to join practice with his teammates.
"It would be important to have my mind ready for the next year - real excited about it," he said. (Sacramento Bee)|
FFToday's Take: The thought all along was that Lattimore would be stashed away on NFI or IR in 2013 in hopes the Niners could have him healthy next season. Lattimore said he's been running at full speed, cutting like an NFL running back, so dynasty-league owners can begin to prepare offers for a first-round talent at running back in an excellent situation for fantasy success. The obvious caveat is whether or not Lattimore can stay healthy.
|Gonzalez misses another practice|
Douglas misses practice; Jackson gets in full practice
By: Doug Orth | Nov 14 2013, 4:00 pm
|Harry Douglas was added to the Falcons’ injury report Thursday as he did not participate in the session due to a knee injury.
Tight end Tony Gonzalez missed his second straight day of practice with a toe injury.
Roddy White was limited with a shoulder injury for the second day in a row and Steven Jackson was at full participation Thursday after being limited Wednesday. (Atlanta Journal-Constitution)|
FFToday's Take: HC Mike Smith told reporters he "would never count out Gonzalez" in regards to his Week 11 status, but another missed or limited practice on Friday would probably make him a poor fantasy option again this week. Harry Douglas also missed practice with a knee injury. With White likely to draw Darrelle Revis - who is beginning to round back into "Revis Island" form lately - in coverage, it looks like it could be another long week for the Falcons' offense.
|Harry Douglas has knee injury|
Falcons receiver misses practice Thursday
By: Doug Orth | Nov 14 2013, 3:45 pm
|Falcons wide receiver Harry Douglas, who had a career-high 149 yards receiving Oct. 20 in the last matchup with Tampa Bay, missed practice with a knee injury Thursday. (Atlanta Journal Constitution)|
FFToday's Take: The Falcons continue to get hit by the injury bug. Roddy White is dealing with a number of issues including a shoulder injury to go along with his ankle and hamstring problems. TE Tony Gonzalez is battling a toe issue and now Douglas. There's very little information about Douglas' knee injury but his practice participation tomorrow should give us a good indication regarding his availability for Sunday.
|Jets sign S Ed Reed|
Nine-time Pro Bowler reunites with Rex Ryan
By: Doug Orth | Nov 14 2013, 3:30 pm
|The Jets reached an agreement with veteran safety Ed Reed Thursday. Reed was cut by the Texans earlier in the week, and speculation mounted that a reunion with his former coordinator in Baltimore, Rex Ryan, could be in order.
The safety signed with the Texans in the offseason, but didn’t have the same impact that he had had for many years in Baltimore. Dawan Landry and second-year player Antonio Allen have started at safety this season for the Jets. (New York Daily News)|
FFToday's Take: Reed obviously isn't the same player he was in his prime, but the Jets shouldn't need him to play at that level. Allen has struggled for most of the season, so the hope is that Reed will play center field at a respectable level and allow Landry to play in the box more often.
|Calvin Johnson sits again|
No indication he will miss Week 11
By: Doug Orth | Nov 14 2013, 12:05 pm
|Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson missed his second straight day of practice Thursday, a somewhat unusual circumstance for one of the league's leading receivers. (ESPN)|
FFToday's Take: Megatron typically gets Wednesday's off but this miss will raise some eyebrows. It's not time to panic... unless he misses practice again on Friday.
|Harvin's status for Sunday undecided|
Harvin says he feels 100%
By: Mike Krueger | Nov 13 2013, 5:00 pm
|Percy Harvin is indeed practicing today (though off-limits to the media until he completes one). Carroll said Harvin said he feels 100 percent. But Carroll repeated what he said on Monday, that they will want to see how he responds to a week of practice before making a decision. He said they won’t put Harvin out there until they feel he is 100 percent. (Seattle Tiimes)|
FFToday's Take: It's likely we won't have any official word from the Seahawks on Harvin's status until Saturday but barring any setbacks he's likely to be on the field on Sunday. His role might limited however, and it's worth noting that the Seahawks have a bye in Week 12.
|Pryor, McFadden miss practice Wed|
Status of both is uncertain
By: Mike Krueger | Nov 13 2013, 2:30 pm
|Raiders' quarterback Terrelle Pryor was wearing a baseball-style cap and watching practice Wednesday during the media window as backup Matt McGloin took snaps with the first team. It remains to be seen whether Pryor will get in any work or be able to practice later in the week. Running back Darren McFadden (hamstring) and cornerback D.J. Hayden (groin) were on a separate field and not in uniform working with the athletic training staff before going inside when practice began. (Inside Bay Area )|
FFToday's Take: Pryor's knee injury bothered him more than expected last Sunday so it won't be a shock if he's given more time off practice this week and/or declared inactive. Pryor owners should have a backup plan in place for Sunday.
|Dwayne Bowe will start|
Despite being arrested earlier this week
By: Mike Krueger | Nov 13 2013, 1:00 pm
|Wide receiver Dwayne Bowe will start for the Kansas City Chiefs in Sunday night's game against the Broncos in Denver, coach Andy Reid said. (ESPN)|
FFToday's Take: Bowe was arrested earlier this week for speeding and possession of a controlled substance. The team and league will let the legal process take it's course. It's likely any league discipline won't occur until next season.
|Peyton Manning sits Wednesday|
High ankle sprain
By: Mike Krueger | Nov 13 2013, 12:55 pm
|Peyton Manning missed practice with the Denver Broncos on Wednesday heading into Sunday’s showdown with undefeated Kansas City. (Denver Post)|
FFToday's Take: Manning is dealing with a sprained ankle so it's no surprise that he was given Wednesday off. He's expected to play this week.
|Woods out, Stevie Johnson sits Wed.|
Johnson dealing with nagging injuries
By: Mike Krueger | Nov 13 2013, 12:45 pm
|Doug Marrone confirmed today that Robert Woods will not play on Sunday. He had said on Monday he was leaning that way but he will now definitely hold him out before the bye with a high ankle sprain. He is still unsure if Steve Johnson will go after he did not practice today. (Bills Daily)|
FFToday's Take: Johnson injured his groin in last week's game and has also been bothered by a groin injury in his other leg. The Bills have a bye in Week 12 so they choose to sit him this week.
|Tony Gonzalez not practicing|
By: Mike Krueger | Nov 13 2013, 12:30 pm
|Falcons tight end Tony Gonzalez, who suffered a left toe injury against Seattle, was not at the open portion of practice. Gonzalez returned and played in the Seattle game. (Atlanta Journal Constitution)|
FFToday's Take: Gonzalez suffered a toe injury last week. This situation is worth monitoring as Gonzalez isn't assured of playing on Sunday.
|Dwyane Bowe arrested|
Speeding and possession of marijuana
By: Mike Krueger | Nov 12 2013, 11:00 am
|Riverside Police confirmed to FOX 4 Tuesday morning that an officer arrested Chiefs’ wide receiver Dwayne Bowe on Sunday for speeding and possession of marijuana. (Fox 4 Kansas City)|
FFToday's Take: Bowe was suspended four games back in 2009 for violating the league's steroids policy. Bowe claimed at the time he mistakenly took a diet pill. It's unlikely this incident will affect Bowe's status for this week's game against the Broncos.
|Packers sign QB Matt Flynn|
Will backup Tolzien in Week 11
By: Doug Orth | Nov 11 2013, 8:00 pm
|The Packers have chosen their backup quarterback and it's going to be Matt Flynn.
An NFL source said that Flynn was about to sign a new contract and begin work familiarizing himself with the Packers offense.
Flynn's workout, coach Mike McCarthy said earilier in the day, went well.
(Milwaukee Journal Sentinel)|
FFToday's Take: This makes sense as Flynn and the Packers are familiar with each other. Seneca Wallace injured his groin in the first quarter against the Eagles. Flynn will serve as Scott Tolzien's backup in Week 11.
|Seahawks activate Harvin from PUP|
HC: Harvin had best week of workouts
By: Doug Orth | Nov 11 2013, 6:40 pm
|The Seahawks have called up Percy Harvin to the 53-man active roster today. Seattle had to do that by Tuesday, per NFL rules, or he would not be able to be on the active roster this season.
Coach Pete Carroll said on Friday that Harvin had had his best week of workouts and was getting close to returning to the field. (Seattle Tmes)|
FFToday's Take: While activation doesn't necessarily guarantee a full complement of snaps right away, Harvin is closer than ever to a return. ESPN's Adam Schefter reported that Harvin will handle a "limited" dose of snaps in Week 11 against the Minnesota Vikings, his former team. Owners should take a wait-and-see approach, but expect a top-end WR2 level of production during the fantasy playoffs if all goes well.
|Dallas LB Lee likely out 3-4 weeks|
By: Doug Orth | Nov 11 2013, 1:50 pm
|Sean Lee had been the “bell cow” of the Cowboys defense this season. But the Cowboys had to make do without Lee for most of the night against the Saints as he watched the second half on the sideline in street clothes. Lee pulled his left hamstring with 13:46 remaining in the second quarter and will undergo an MRI on Monday.
Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said he is "concerned." (Fort Worth Star-Telegram)|
FFToday's Take: Fox Sports is reporting Lee will miss 3-4 weeks, dealing a significant blow to a player who was emerging as one of the best - if not the best - middle linebacker in football. The Cowboys' defense completely fell apart in Week 10 without Lee, who has yet to make it through a full season. Justin Durant replaced Lee before leaving with a hamstring injury of his own. Ernie Sims, Kyle Bosworth and Cameron Lawrence were left to play alongside Bruce Carter.
|Manning to undergo MRI|
Lower body injury
By: Doug Orth | Nov 11 2013, 11:40 am
|Peyton Manning’s meticulous manipulation of opposing defenses doesn’t end at the sideline. Manning is always thinking multiple steps ahead, and the thinking in the wake of Sunday’s post-game disclosure of a looming MRI is that Manning is fine. Basically, if Manning wasn’t fine he wouldn’t have said he’ll be getting an MRI.
Moving forward, it’s unclear whether the MRI will examine Manning’s right ankle or right knee, but it will be a major surprise if the MRI finds any real damage. If Manning thought it would, he never would have uttered those three letters. (Pro Football Talk)|
FFToday's Take: Of course, this is mere speculation at this time, although Manning did finish out the game without incident. Manning owners could add Brock Osweiler just in case, but expect Manning to suit up against Kansas City in Week 11. We'll likely know much more no later than Wednesday.
|Cutler hampered by sprained ankle|
Injuries piling up for Bears QB
By: Doug Orth | Nov 11 2013, 8:00 am
|Bears quarterback Jay Cutler left Sunday's 21-19 loss to the Detroit Lions late in the fourth quarter with what the team is calling a sprained left ankle. Initial tests, done at Soldier Field, came back negative, according to Bears coach Marc Trestman. But the team won't know the full extent of the injury until Monday. (ESPN)|
FFToday's Take: Cutler came into Sunday's game nursing a groin injury and was noticeable limping for much of the 2nd half. Cutler said he sprained the ankle just before halftime.
|Scott Tolzien will start Week 11|
Green Bay down to third quarterback
By: Doug Orth | Nov 11 2013, 7:30 am
|Armageddon has arrived for the Green Bay Packers: They are on their third different starting quarterback in as many weeks. Coach Mike McCarthy elevated Scott Tolzien to that role moments after Sunday's 27-13 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles. (ESPN)|
FFToday's Take: Seneca Wallace injured his groin during the first possession on Sunday. Filling in, Tolzien went 24-38 for 280 yards, 1 TD, 2 INTs. He'll be a QB2 heading into a matchup with the Giants in Week 11.
|Locker likely out for the year|
Lisfranc injury could require surgery
By: Doug Orth | Nov 11 2013, 7:00 am
|The Tennessee Titans are 99 percent certain starting quarterback Jake Locker will miss the remainder of the season with a foot injury suffered in Sunday's loss to the previously winless Jacksonville Jaguars, a source told ESPN.com. The Tennessean reported that the Titans believe Locker suffered a Lisfranc injury that could require surgery. (ESPN)|
FFToday's Take: The dreaded lisfranc injury strikes again. If Locker is out for the season, Ryan Fitzpatrick will take over as the starting quarterback. The Titans have IND, OAK, IND and DEN coming up on the upcoming schedule.
|Roddy White active for Week 10|
Rsky WR3 against Seattle secondary
By: Mike Krueger | Nov 10 2013, 11:30 am
|Falcons WR Roddy White is active. (Adam Schefer via Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: As expected, White will give it a go after missing significant time with ankle and hamstring injuries. He's a risky WR3 against the Seattle secondary.
|Arian Foster to have back surgery|
Out for the season
By: Mike Krueger | Nov 10 2013, 8:00 am
|Houston Texans running back Arian Foster has decided to have season-ending surgery for a bulging disk in his back, sources told ESPN. He had hoped to avoid surgery. But Foster has visited with three doctors -- one in the Houston area, and two nationally -- and each has recommended he undergo back surgery at some point. (ESPN)|
FFToday's Take: With Foster being out for the season, Ben Tate will take over the starting running back position with Dennis Johnson filling the backup role. Tate is playing with a rib injury but is expected to start today against the Cardinals.
|Jerome Simpson arrested for DWI|
Simpson was suspended for three games during 2012
By: Mike Krueger | Nov 9 2013, 1:00 pm
|Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Jerome Simpson was arrested early Saturday morning on suspicion of drunken driving and was booked into a Hennepin County jail. Simpson was suspended for the first three games of the 2012 season after pleading guilty to a drug-related charge in March 2012. (ESPN)|
FFToday's Take: Simpson will likely face discipline from the league for this matter. He's barely hanging onto WR5 value in standard 12-team leagues.
|Marques Colston limited Friday|
Questionable to play
By: Mike Krueger | Nov 8 2013, 5:30 pm
|Defensive end Cam Jordan, who missed Wednesday and Thursday's practice, was limited on Friday and is also questionable, as is receiver Marques Colston (knee), who was limited all week. (Times Picayune)|
FFToday's Take: Colston sat out last week with a knee injury but has a chance of seeing the field this week. It will be difficult for fantasy owners to trust the Saints receiver who's last decent fantasy outing was Week 4 (7 catches, 96 yds) against the Dolphins.
|Trent Richardson practices Friday|
Ready to go on sore ankle
By: Mike Krueger | Nov 8 2013, 5:00 pm
|Trent Richardson practiced for the first time this week and dismissed any notion he might not be available for Sunday’s game against the St. Louis Rams at Lucas Oil Stadium.
The second-year running back sprained an ankle in last Sunday’s win at Houston, and was held out of practice Wednesday and Thursday. (Indianapolis Star)|
FFToday's Take: Richardson is expected to play but remains a fantasy disappointment at 3.0 yards per carry. He's got yet another good matchup this week (STL) but remains nothing more than a RB3 or Flex option until he proves otherwise
|Foster out, may need surgery|
May need surgery for back issue
By: Mike Krueger | Nov 8 2013, 2:00 pm
|Injured running back Arian Foster has seen “two or three” back specialists, according to coach Wade Phillips.
Foster left the 27-24 loss to Indianapolis in the first quarter with a back injury. There’s been nothing specific about the injury. Ben Tate, who’s playing with three cracked ribs, will start against Arizona. Undrafted rookie Dennis Johnson will back up Tate. Veteran Deji Karim will probably be the third back ahead of rookie Ray Graham. (Houston Chronicle)|
FFToday's Take: Very little details about Foster's injury give us little to go on but this doesn't sound promising. Consider Foster week to week for the time being. Ben Tate (ribs) and Dennis Johnson are on the running backs to own moving forward.