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InjuryJennings to continue lead-back duties
McFadden wil have to "wait his turn" when healthy
By: Doug Orth | Nov 18 2013, 2:50 pm

Oakland Raiders
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.
InjuryWes Welker concussed
Left game in fourth quarter
By: Mike Krueger | Nov 17 2013, 8:00 pm

Denver Broncos
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.
InjuryKeenan Allen injured in loss
Hypertextended knee
By: Mike Krueger | Nov 17 2013, 5:30 pm

San Diego Chargers
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

Houston Texans
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. (Houston Chronicle)

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

Seattle Seahawks
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).
InjuryMichael Floyd expected to play
Cards should have No.2 receiver
By: Mike Krueger | Nov 15 2013, 5:30 pm

Arizona Cardinals
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.
InjuryQB Matt McGloin expected to start
Pryor nursing knee injury
By: Mike Krueger | Nov 15 2013, 5:00 pm

Oakland Raiders
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.
InjuryMegatron returns to practice Friday
Expected to play on Sunday
By: Mike Krueger | Nov 15 2013, 1:30 pm

Detroit Lions
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.
InjuryGonzalez limited Friday, Questionable
Toe injury
By: Mike Krueger | Nov 15 2013, 1:20 pm

Atlanta Falcons
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.
InjuryStevie Johnson out, groin injury
Bills will be without top receiver
By: Mike Krueger | Nov 15 2013, 1:00 pm

Buffalo Bills
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.
InjuryLattimore hoping to practice next week
Does not anticipate playing a game in 2013
By: Doug Orth | Nov 14 2013, 6:05 pm

San Francisco
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.
InjuryGonzalez misses another practice
Douglas misses practice; Jackson gets in full practice
By: Doug Orth | Nov 14 2013, 4:00 pm

Atlanta Falcons
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.
InjuryHarry Douglas has knee injury
Falcons receiver misses practice Thursday
By: Doug Orth | Nov 14 2013, 3:45 pm

Atlanta Falcons
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

New York Jets
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.
InjuryCalvin Johnson sits again
No indication he will miss Week 11
By: Doug Orth | Nov 14 2013, 12:05 pm

Detroit Lions
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.
InjuryHarvin's status for Sunday undecided
Harvin says he feels 100%
By: Mike Krueger | Nov 13 2013, 5:00 pm

Seattle Seahawks
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.
InjuryPryor, McFadden miss practice Wed
Status of both is uncertain
By: Mike Krueger | Nov 13 2013, 2:30 pm

Oakland Raiders
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

Kansas City Chiefs
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.
InjuryPeyton Manning sits Wednesday
High ankle sprain
By: Mike Krueger | Nov 13 2013, 12:55 pm

Denver Broncos
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.
InjuryWoods out, Stevie Johnson sits Wed.
Johnson dealing with nagging injuries
By: Mike Krueger | Nov 13 2013, 12:45 pm

Buffalo Bills
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.
InjuryTony Gonzalez not practicing
Toe injury
By: Mike Krueger | Nov 13 2013, 12:30 pm

Atlanta Falcons
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

Kansas City Chiefs
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

Green Bay Packers
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.
InjurySeahawks activate Harvin from PUP
HC: Harvin had best week of workouts
By: Doug Orth | Nov 11 2013, 6:40 pm

Seattle Seahawks
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.
InjuryDallas LB Lee likely out 3-4 weeks
Hamstring injury
By: Doug Orth | Nov 11 2013, 1:50 pm

Dallas Cowboys
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.
InjuryManning to undergo MRI
Lower body injury
By: Doug Orth | Nov 11 2013, 11:40 am

Denver Broncos
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.
InjuryCutler hampered by sprained ankle
Injuries piling up for Bears QB
By: Doug Orth | Nov 11 2013, 8:00 am

Chicgao Bears
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.
InjuryScott Tolzien will start Week 11
Green Bay down to third quarterback
By: Doug Orth | Nov 11 2013, 7:30 am

Green Bay Packers
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.
InjuryLocker likely out for the year
Lisfranc injury could require surgery
By: Doug Orth | Nov 11 2013, 7:00 am

Tennessee Titans
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.
InjuryRoddy White active for Week 10
Rsky WR3 against Seattle secondary
By: Mike Krueger | Nov 10 2013, 11:30 am

Atlanta Falcons
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.
InjuryArian Foster to have back surgery
Out for the season
By: Mike Krueger | Nov 10 2013, 8:00 am

Houston Texans
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.
InjuryJerome Simpson arrested for DWI
Simpson was suspended for three games during 2012
By: Mike Krueger | Nov 9 2013, 1:00 pm

Minnesota Vikings
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.
InjuryMarques Colston limited Friday
Questionable to play
By: Mike Krueger | Nov 8 2013, 5:30 pm

New Orleans
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.
InjuryTrent Richardson practices Friday
Ready to go on sore ankle
By: Mike Krueger | Nov 8 2013, 5:00 pm

Indianapolis Colts
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
InjuryFoster out, may need surgery
May need surgery for back issue
By: Mike Krueger | Nov 8 2013, 2:00 pm

Houston Texans
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.
InjuryJacobs sits, Cruz practices
Cruz expected to play despite neck injury
By: Mike Krueger | Nov 8 2013, 11:45 am

New York Giants
Wide receiver Victor Cruz, minus his red non-contact jersey, returned to practice today but veteran running back Brandon Jacobs sat out once again and appears unlikely to play against the Raiders. (NJ.com)

FFToday's Take: It's looking like Peyton Hillis and Andre Brown will handle the rushing load for the Giants this week. Expect Brown to get eased back into action after missing most of the season with a leg injury. Cruz is expected to play and should be a WR1 against the Raiders pass defense.
InjuryTE Gresham sits with groin injury
Bengals TE missed practice Thursday and Friday
By: Mike Krueger | Nov 8 2013, 11:15 am

Cincinnati Bengals
Tight end Jermaine Gresham (groin) didn't practice for the second straight day Friday, putting his status in serious doubt for Sunday (1 p.m.-Cincinnati's Channel 12) in Baltimore. If Gresham doesn't go, that is going to make the Bengals look a lot different, considering that he's been the field for 94 percent of the snaps, according to profootballfocus.com. (Bengals.com)

FFToday's Take: The Bengals would lose a lot if Gresham sits as he is a key blocker in the running game. Tyler Eifert would likely see a few more increased targets but would still be in TE2 territory.
InjuryFoster misses practice Thursday
May not play Week 10; Tate limited
By: Doug Orth | Nov 7 2013, 6:10 pm

Houston Texans
Running back Arian Foster (back) missed his second consecutive practice Thursday, while Ben Tate (ribs) was limited. Texans interim coach Wade Phillips said he didn’t have any more information about Foster’s status. The star back continues to consult with doctors and may not play Sunday at Arizona. Dennis Johnson is expected to be the Texans’ third back and could take a more active role if Foster and/or Tate are held back. (Houston Chronicle)

FFToday's Take: Foster had a nice little run for a short while this season, but it is beginning to appear as if the hamstring and back injuries that limited him in the preseason are rearing their ugly head again. Considering Tate is battling four cracked ribs, Johnson should already be on most rosters in deep leagues and is certainly worth consideration in smaller ones.
InjuryDecision coming soon on Doug Martin
Bucs reportedly leaning toward placing RB on IR
By: Doug Orth | Nov 7 2013, 6:00 pm

Tampa Bay Buccaneers
The Bucs will make a decision on whether Doug Martin will play again this season prior to Monday night’s game against the Miami Dolphins. Indications are the Bucs are leaning toward placing Martin on season-ending injured reserve and scheduling surgery to have the torn labrum his left shoulder repaired within the next few weeks rather than risk further injury to their Pro Bowl tailback with the team off to an 0-8 start. While no final decision was announced Thursday, Martin did not practice and has not played since injuring his left shoulder trying to make a catch in a 31-23 loss at Atlanta Oct. 20. (Tampa Bay Times)

FFToday's Take: With little left to play for this season, the prudent move would be for Martin to get a head-start on a surgery that usually carries a six-month recovery timetable. Rookie Mike James is coming off his best day as a pro in Week 9 and will continue to serve as the feature back in Tampa.
InjuryWilson officially placed on IR
Andre Brown takes his place on roster
By: Doug Orth | Nov 7 2013, 4:35 pm

New York Giants
The Giants had two players they needed to make decisions on before today's 4 p.m. deadline, and they decided to add both to the 53-man roster. RB Andre Brown and DT Markus Kuhn were brought back from the short-term injured reserve and physically unable to perform (PUP) lists, respectively. The corresponding moves: Shaun Rogers (knee) and David Wilson (neck) will be headed to IR. The Wilson move wasn't surprising. As we noted earlier today, Wilson did not get clearance following a recent MRI despite some signs of healing in the herniated disc. (Newark Star-Ledger)

FFToday's Take: The long-term prognosis on Wilson appears to be good and it sounds if he should be cleared well in advance of training camp next summer. As for Brown, Peyton Hillis is expected to see the most touches this week, but all bets are off after that. Brown should give the Giants more juice than they've had in their backfield since Wilson's injury and could emerge as a strong second-half flex option.