Chris Godwin likely to play, neck injury
Will test in pregame warmups
By: Mike Krueger | Dec 3 2023, 12:10 am
|Buccaneers’ WR Chris Godwin, listed as questionable for Sunday due to a neck injury, is likely to play vs. the Panthers but the team needs to make sure he feels OK in pre-game warmups first, per source. (Adam Schefter on X)|
FFToday's Take: Godwiin was limited in practice on Thursday with a neck issue. David Moore was elevated from the practice squad on Saturday in case Godwin can't go. Godwin has played second fiddle to Mike Evans this season and has just 1 TD on the year. He's a WR3 option at best.
Chris Olave expected to play in Week 13
By: Mike Krueger | Dec 3 2023, 12:08 am
|Saints’ WR Chris Olave, listed as questionable for Sunday due to his concussion, is expected to play vs. the Lions, per source. (Adam Schefter on X)|
FFToday's Take: Olave has been in the concussion protocol this week but apparently has cleared and will be a go against the Lions. Rashid Shadeed will miss due to a thigh injury. Olave has WR1 upside this week with the Saints being down two of their starting receivers. A.T. Perry and Keith Kirkwood should also see snaps but aren't fantasy considerations.
Joe Flacco to start Week 13 for the Browns
Dorian Thompson-Robinson ruled out
By: Mike Krueger | Dec 1 2023, 4:16 pm
|Dorian Thompson-Robinson has been ruled out for Sunday. Joe Flacco to start at QB for #Browns. Denzel Ward (shoulder), Marquise Goodwin (concussion) also out. Nick Harris (knee) is questionable. Myles Garrett will play with no game status designation. (Chris Easterling on X)|
FFToday's Take: The Browns are in a world of hurt as they turn to the veteran Flacco will be their fourth starting quarterback of the season. The 16-year veteran started a handful of games for the Jets last season. He's a low-end QB2 option that's likely to favor short to intermediate passes to Elijah Moore and TE David Njoku.
Dalton Schultz expected to miss Week 13
By: Mike Krueger | Dec 1 2023, 12:34 pm
|#Texans Friday practice which includes participation from Tank Dell, Sheldon Rankins and Maliek Collins. Not practicing and not expected to play Sunday: Dalton Schultz @KPRC2 (Aaron Wilson on X)|
FFToday's Take: Schultz has missed practice this week with a hamstring injury and isn't expected to play. In his place, Brevin Jordan and Eric Saubert are likely to see action with Jordan being the preferred fantasy option. In a week with six team on byes, Jordan will be in the TE2 mix.
Devon Achane expected to play Week 13
Missed last week with knee injury
By: Mike Krueger | Dec 1 2023, 12:20 pm
|#Dolphins coach Mike McDaniel tells reporters that Devon Achane will return to play this week against the #Commanders. (Ian Rapoport on X)|
FFToday's Take: Achane missed Week 12 with his knee injury. It's likely the Dolphins will be cautious with him as he missed multiple games with a knee issue earlier this year. He'll slot in behind Raheem Mostert but likely ahead of Jeff Wilson who loses his fantasy value as a result.
Tee Higgins limited in practice Thursday
Said he plans to play Monday night
By: Mike Krueger | Nov 30 2023, 4:11 pm
|Tee Higgins on potentially returning for MNF from the hamstring injury that has kept him out the last three weeks: "That's the plan, for sure."
Higgins was officially listed as limited on Thursday (hamstring/ankle) on the injury report. (Paul Dehner Jr. on X)|
FFToday's Take: Higgins injured himself during the week leading up to Week 10 and hasn't played since. We'll have a better idea of this availability likely on Saturday evening as the Bengals play on Monday night. If he does play, Higgins will be a Flex option with Jake Browning leading the offense.
Cardinals part ways with TE Zach Ertz
Hasn't played since Week 7
By: Mike Krueger | Nov 30 2023, 12:35 pm
|Trying new things in retirement, so let’s steal @AdamSchefter job for a day...
TE Zach Ertz has requested & been granted his release from the Arizona Cardinals.
The 3-Time Pro Bowler plans to sign with a contender and make a run at his 2nd Super Bowl ring. (JJ Watt on X)|
FFToday's Take: Ertz last played in Week 7 and has been on Injured Reserve with a quad injury. He's yet to have has 21-day window opened. In the meantime, the Cardinals have moved forward with Trey McBride at the position and he's become an integral part of their offense. Ertz will go through waivers before becoming an unrestricted free agent.
Kenneth Walker listed as Doubtful for Week 13
By: Mike Krueger | Nov 29 2023, 4:08 pm
|The Seahawks ruled out RG Phil Haynes (toe) for tomorrow's game vs. Dallas.
RB Ken Walker III (oblique) and WR Dareke Young (abdomen) are doubtful.
DT Leonard Williams (ankle), TE Will Dissly (hip) and WR Dee Eskridge (ribs) are questionable. (Brady Henderson on X)|
FFToday's Take: Walker missed last as well. In his place, Zach Charbonnet posted a 14-47-0, 4-11-0 line in a touch matchup against the 49ers. He's got another tough matchup against the Cowboys that's given up the fourth fewest points to running backs (PPR).
Jonathan Taylor set to miss at least 2-3 weeks
Injured thumb in Week 12; IR is a possibility
By: Doug Orth | Nov 28 2023, 11:55 pm
|Colts owner @JimIrsay confirms the injury and tells @RomeovilleKid that Jonathan Taylor will have surgery tomorrow and miss a couple weeks. Source says no decision on Injured Reserve yet. It’s possible and will be decided later this week. (The Athletic - James Boyd)|
FFToday's Take: IR may remain a possibility, but it seems unlikely at the moment - if only because the Colts are in the playoff race and will not want to keep him one more game than they have to if they can avoid it. If he suffered the expected UCL sprain, the prevailing medical opinion seems to suggest that Taylor will miss at least Week 13 against the Titans and Week 14 against the Bengals. Week 15 may be a more return to play, but much will depend on Taylor's ability to heal quickly. Zack Moss will be the obvious hot waiver-wire add of the week in leagues he is available and should be considered a top-10 fantasy back for however long Taylor is sidelined.
Jonathan Taylor dealing a thumb issue
Status for Week 13 and perhaps upcoming games in doubt
By: Doug Orth | Nov 28 2023, 1:00 pm
|Running back Jonathan Taylor’s status for the Indianapolis Colts’ Sunday road test against the Tennessee Titans is in doubt. The team’s standout running back suffered a thumb injury in last Sunday’s 27-20 win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, who cited a source. The Colts wouldn’t confirm Taylor’s possible injury.
NFL Network reported Taylor played the entire second half against the Bucs with the injury. He led the Colts’ to a third straight victory by rushing 15 times for 91 yards and two touchdowns. (FOX 59 - Mike Chappell)|
FFToday's Take: HC Shane Steichen will address the media about the injury during his presser on Wednesday. If there is one piece of good news about this report, it is that Taylor played through the injury last week. With that said, a thumb injury would set Taylor up for an increased risk of fumbling and working in tandem with Zack Moss if he plays through it. Fantasy managers who have Taylor and Moss don't have much to worry about, but it sounds as though the ones that only have Taylor need to prepare themselves for an absence.
Devon Achane has decent chance to play in Week 13
Seemingly sat out Black Friday game vs. NYJ as a precaution
By: Doug Orth | Nov 27 2023, 7:40 pm
|Dolphins HC Mike McDaniel said RB Devon Achane being inactive vs. Jets was due to wanting full confidence in his health & a short week vs. physical opponent.
Better chance for Achane with more time ahead of Sunday's game at Commanders. Right now, availability TBD. (Adam Beasley on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: McDaniel cited the short week as something that played a major role in holding Achane out, although the quality of the opponent likely proved to be the determining factor. There is a decent chance Miami will not need Achane next week either against the Commanders, but he will be two weeks removed from what appeared to be a minor injury by that point and two months removed from the initial injury. Fantasy managers should not hesitate getting him back into their lineups as a RB2 with serious RB1 upside.
Rashid Shaheed unlikely to suit up in Week 13
Injured quad early in Week 12
By: Doug Orth | Nov 27 2023, 7:30 pm
|It does sound like Rashid Shaheed avoided major injury. More day-to-day than anything else, source said. (NFL Network - Ian Rapoport)|
FFToday's Take: With that said, Nick Underhill of NewOrleans.Football believes Shaheed will not play this week. This injury comes at an inopportune for the Saints after they lost Chris Olave to a concussion in the same game and recently placed Michael Thomas on IR. Fantasy managers should not be surprised if New Orleans relies very heavily on Alvin Kamara and Taysom Hill in Week 13 against the Lions.
Keaton Mitchell takes next step in backfield takeover
Posted 89 total yards on 11 touches in Week 12
By: Doug Orth | Nov 27 2023, 7:20 pm
|Keaton Mitchell took the lead role in the Ravens backfield (46% of the snaps) Sunday.
The rookie RB has some serious juice and the Ravens are ready to unleash him down the stretch run. (Ravens.com - Ryan Mink)|
FFToday's Take: Offensive coordinator Todd Monken told reporters on Monday that the team is still getting comfortable with Mitchell in different personnel groupings. With that said, Mitchell drew the start in Week 12 against the Chargers and appeared very comfortable. The best news may be that Mink sounds convinced the team is ready to put more on his plate after the Week 13 bye. While Baltimore is unlikely ever to feature the 190-pounder, it sounds as though fantasy managers will be able to count on him as a weekly RB2 option starting in Week 14.
Marquise Brown, Emari Demercado expected to play
Both listed as Questionable
By: Mike Krueger | Nov 26 2023, 7:05 am
|Cardinals’ WR Marquise Brown, listed as questionable for Sunday due to a heel injury, is expected to play vs. the Rams, per source.
Cardinals’ RB Emari Demercado, listed as questionable for Sunday due to a toe injury, also is expected to play. (Adam Schefter on X)|
FFToday's Take: Brown missed two practices this week which is cause for concern, however it sounds like he's going to play. The Cardinals No.1 receiver has been a disappointment this season making him a Flex option only in Week 12.
Demercado missed last week's game which allowed Tony Jones to operate as the backup running back behind James Conner. Demercado's availability shouldn't affect Conner's value.
Dameon Pierce expected to play in Week 12
By: Mike Krueger | Nov 26 2023, 7:00 am
|Texans’ RB Dameon Pierce, listed as questionable for Sunday due to an ankle injury, is expected to play vs. the Jaguars, per source. (Adam Schefter on X)|
FFToday's Take: Pierce has missed the last two games due to an ankle injury which has allowed Devin Singletary to take control of the backfield in Houston. The coaching staff has noted that they intend to use both backs but I'd expect Singletary to get the start and play in a lead back role against the Jaguars.
Rachaad White expected to play in Week 12
Added to injury report only as a matter of precaution
By: Mike Krueger | Nov 25 2023, 10:00 pm
|Buccaneers added RB Rachaad White to their injury report on Saturday as questionable for Sunday’s game only as a matter of precaution, per source. There is nothing structurally wrong with White’s knee, it briefly locked up on Friday and, just to be careful, the Buccaneers added him to their injury report. But he is playing Sunday vs. the Colts and, in the words of a source, “he is fine.” (Adam Schefter on X)|
FFToday's Take: White was added to the injury report on Saturday with a knee issue but it sounds like he'll be good to go for Week 12 against the Colts. Unless we get word he's going to be limited assume he will have his typical role as a solid RB2.
D'Onta Foreman listed as Doubtful for Week 12
Ankle, shin injuries
By: Mike Krueger | Nov 25 2023, 2:50 pm
|Bears are listing RB D'Onta Foreman as doubtful for Monday night vs. the Vikings due to ankle and shin injuries. (Adam Schefter on X)|
FFToday's Take: Foreman was limited in practice on Friday and Saturday but isn't expected to play Monday night given the Doubtful tag. In his place, expected Khalil Herbert and Roschon Johnson to handle the majority of the running back work with Herbert in the lead back role.
Rachaad White downgraded to Questionable, knee injury
Bigger roles for Chase Edmonds and Ke’Shawn Vaughn?
By: Mike Krueger | Nov 25 2023, 11:00 am
|Buccaneers’ RB Rachaad White has been added to the injury report and downgraded to questionable for Sunday’s game vs. the Colts due to a knee injury. (Adam Schefter on X)|
FFToday's Take: There's no specifics on the injury yet, so we'll have to wait for further reports. Chase Edmonds and Ke’Shawn Vaughn would see more work if White is inactive.
Marquise Brown listed as Questionable, Heel injury
Missed practice Thursday and Friday
By: Mike Krueger | Nov 24 2023, 4:09 pm
|Arizona Cardinals final injury report for Week 12 against the Rams.
Marquise Brown officially questionable after missing back-to-back practices with a heel issue.
Cards rookie Michael Wilson is OUT. (Bo Brack on X)|
FFToday's Take: Brown has disappointed the last few weeks and hasn't topped 50 receiving yards since Week 5. His status will need to be watched closely this weekend as he's in danger of being on the Inactive list.
Gametime decision for RB Antonio Gibson
By: Mike Krueger | Nov 22 2023, 8:30 pm
|#Commanders RB Antonio Gibson (questionable, toe) is a true game-time decision and will warm up on the field before the game to help determine availability. (Jeremy Fowler on X)|
FFToday's Take: Gibson was limited in practice on Tuesday and Wednesday. If he's able to play, he will put a damper on the outlook for Brian Robinson Jr. who posted a 17-73-0, 7-58-0 line last week with Gibson out. We will know Gibson's true status around 3 pm
Geno Smith expected to play, Walker listed as Doubtful
Zach Charbonnet expected to start
By: Mike Krueger | Nov 22 2023, 4:09 pm
|Pete Carroll says he expects Geno Smith to start tomorrow vs 49ers. Looked very good throwing for the first time since the Rams game today in #Seahawks practice. @thenewstribune
Kenneth Walker is not playing for #Seahawks tomorrow vs 49ers, barring a crazy turnaround before tomorrow night in his oblique strain (Greg Bell on X)|
FFToday's Take: Smith missed some time in last week's game with an elbow issue but is expected to play in Week 12. Kenneth Walker is not expected to play as he deals with an oblique injury. Zach Charbonnet is set to get the start in a tough matchup the 49ers defense. He's more of an RB2 in this matchup. DK Metcalf is off the injury report and is expected to play.
Kyren Williams expected to return in Week 12
Rams also part with Darrell Henderson
By: Doug Orth | Nov 21 2023, 9:50 pm
|Sean McVay said the Rams will get RB Kyren Williams back against the Cardinals. He's been on IR with an ankle injury. (ESPN.com - Sarah Barshop)|
FFToday's Take: Darrell Henderson was waived Tuesday afternoon, suggesting the Rams are confident in his recovery. Williams was a fantasy darling before getting hurt, operating as the overall RB4 in fantasy through six weeks. The former fifth-round pick got by on volume when he was healthy, averaging about 18.5 touches per game. It remains to be seen if McVay saw enough from Royce Freeman over the last month to use the two in a committee moving forward or if Williams will be featured again in short order.
Michael Thomas lands on IR
Knee injury; earliest possible return would be Week 16
By: Doug Orth | Nov 21 2023, 9:40 pm
|Saints WR Michael Thomas is going on IR (knee), per source. (Brooke Kirchhofer on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: HC Dennis Allen hinted at this when he told reporters last week that Thomas was dealing with a significant injury. His absence figures to give Chris Olave more opportunities at the very least, although rookie A.T. Perry could benefit the most from a fantasy perspective if he replaces Thomas in the starting lineup. It is also possible Rashid Shaheed would have a slightly higher floor as well.
No practice for DK Metcalf on Tuesday
Seattle set to play on Thanksgiving night
By: Doug Orth | Nov 21 2023, 9:30 pm
|Seahawks officially list Geno Smith as limited today. Also really noteworthy, DK Metcalf a non-participant with a new injury - toe. He's been dealing with hip and rib injuries earlier this year. (Seattle Times - Bob Condotta)|
FFToday's Take: As Condotta notes, Metcalf has been playing through injuries for most of the season. However, a toe injury this close to the team's next game does not bode well for his ability to play or the Seahawks' offense as they prepare for the 49ers in less than 48 hours. If Metcalf misses the game, Tyler Lockett and Jaxon Smith-Njigba could be in line for 10 targets apiece, while Jake Bobo could be useful in deeper leagues.
Aaron Jones dealing with knee injury
Carted off the field in Week 11
By: Doug Orth | Nov 20 2023, 7:30 pm
|Aaron Jones appears to have avoided long-term injury after he was carted to the locker room just before halftime, but it certainly doesn't look like he'll be available Thursday for the Thanksgiving clash in Detroit.
Said coach Matt LaFleur after Sunday's game, “I don’t think it’s long-term. It certainly looked bad. I was really concerned. Just seeing it live, I didn’t see a replay or anything, but seeing it live, it did not look good. But he’s in good spirits in there, so hopefully it’s a short-term thing.” (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel)|
FFToday's Take: The Packers also lost Emanuel Wilson on Sunday, leaving AJ Dillon as the only healthy back on the roster. Jones will almost certainly be ruled out on a short week and is a good bet to miss Week 13 as well. Assuming that is the case, Dillon will be poised to handle a feature-back workload against a Detroit defense that has done a good job of stuffing runners most of the year. As such, Dillon projects as a low-upside RB2 this week who will likely need to score a touchdown to be a good fantasy start.
Justin Jefferson deemed questionable for Week 12
Sidelined since Week 5 with hamstring strain
By: Doug Orth | Nov 20 2023, 7:20 pm
|Kevin O'Connell termed WR Justin Jefferson as "questionable" for next Monday's game vs. Bears. He also acknowledged "we do have to be smart" about bringing him back, knowing the Vikings have their bye the following week and could get add a "free" week to his 21-day window. (ESPN.com - Kevin Seifert)|
FFToday's Take: The "free" week may be the deciding factor here, as Minnesota will probably decide it is better to be 100 percent sure about Jefferson's hamstring than risk a setback. Fantasy managers probably need to see Jefferson log a full practice at some point this week to have any realistic hope of seeing him on the field in Week 12. The other problem here is the Vikings playing on Monday night. While Jefferson is most definitely worth the wait, the early signs point to the stud wideout not returning until Week 14.
Cooper Kupp day-to-day with ankle sprain
Limited to 18 snaps in Week 11
By: Doug Orth | Nov 20 2023, 7:00 pm
|Rams’ WR Cooper Kupp will be considered day to day with the sprained ankle that he suffered Sunday, per sources. Given Kupp’s history with ankle injuries, the Rams will be careful with him as they determine whether he can play Sunday vs. the Cardinals. (ESPN - Adam Schefter)|
FFToday's Take: The bad news is that Kupp injured the same right ankle that sidelined him for a chunk of last season. The good news is this is reportedly a low-ankle sprain instead of the high-ankle one that ultimately ended his year in 2022. Fantasy managers should prepare for the Rams to use extreme caution and sit him out this week and react accordingly if the injury turns out to be minor. Given the way the last month has gone, his ceiling appears to be as a WR2 at best right now. Puka Nacua would likely see a nice boost to his fantasy stock if Kupp has to sit.
Jets make a change at QB: Tim Boyle in, Zach Wilson out
Offense has 9 TDs in 10 games
By: Mike Krueger | Nov 20 2023, 12:55 pm
|The #Jets are making a QB change: Tim Boyle is expected to start Friday’s game against the #Dolphins, per sources.
With New York on a three-game skid amidst a rash of OL injuries, Zach Wilson heads to the bench and Boyle gets his shot. (Tom Pelissero on X)|
FFToday's Take: The Jets offense has been putrid, scoring just 9 TDs in 10 games. While this certainly isn't all Wilson's fault, making a change at quarterback is probably necessary, even if Boyle is the only option. We shouldn't expect a sudden increase in efficiency from the Jets with Boyle at the helm. It will likely be more of the same with Breece Hall and Garrett Wilson trying to eek out fantasy value on a weekly basis.
Kenneth Walker suffers oblique strain in Week 11
Could miss time
By: Mike Krueger | Nov 19 2023, 8:04 pm
|Seahawks’ HC Pete Carroll told reporters that RB Kenneth Walker suffered an “oblique strain that was legit.”
Walker is in danger of missing some time; Seahawks host the 49ers on Thanksgiving night. (Adam Schefter on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: Walker was injured in the first quarter which allowed Rookie Zach Charbonnet (15-47-0, 6-22-0) to handle the bulk of the running back work. With Seattle playing Thursday night in Week 12, it's safe to assume Walker will miss, leaving Charbonnet as a low-end RB1 option against San Francisco.
Falcons going back to Desmond Ridder in Week 12
Taylor Heinicke back to the bench
By: Mike Krueger | Nov 19 2023, 7:05 am
|Sources: The #Falcons will start QB Desmond Ridder going forward, beginning with their next game against the #Saints, handing the ball back to their original starter. (Ian Rapoport on X)|
FFToday's Take: Taylor Heinicke got the start the past two games but was predictably average completing 54% of his passes while throwing 2 TDs and 1 INT in Arthur Smith' run-first offense. This change doesn't move the need for Drake London or the TE combo of Kyle Pitts and Jonnu Smith. Their value remains the same.
Alexander Mattison expected to play Week 11
By: Mike Krueger | Nov 19 2023, 7:00 am
|Despite spending the week in concussion protocol and being listed as questionable for Sunday night, Vikings’ RB Alexander Mattison is “good to go” and expected to play vs. the Broncos, per source. (Adam Schefter on X)|
FFToday's Take: It was expected that Mattison would miss this week but he was able to buck the trend and clear concussion protocol in time to play. He'll likely split time with Ty Chandler which caps the upside of both. Both are weak Flex options even in a plus matchup given the state of the Vikings run game.
Bears activate Khalil Herbert off Injured Reserve
Expected to play in Week 11
By: Mike Krueger | Nov 18 2023, 2:19 pm
|The Bears officially activated RB Khalil Herbert off injured reserve.
LBs Micah Baskerville and DeMarquis Gates were elevated from the practice squad to game day roster. (Courtney Cronin on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: Herbert last played in Week 5 and has been dealing with an ankle issue ever since. D'Onta Foreman has been on the injury report this week with an ankle issue of his own but is expected to play according to Jeremy Fowler. Expect both to share the backfield against the Lions with Roschon Johnson on the outside looking in.
Steelers plan to activate Pat Freiermuth from IR
TE expected to play Week 11
By: Mike Krueger | Nov 18 2023, 8:15 am
|The #Steelers plan to activate TE Pat Freiermuth from injured reserve before leaving for Cleveland today, per source. A boost for Pittsburgh’s offense on Sunday against the #Browns’ stout D. (Tom Pelissero on X)|
FFToday's Take: Freiermuth hasn't played since injuring his hamstring in Week 4 and then re-aggravating the injury prior to Week 7. He hasn't seen more than 4 targets in any game this season and the Browns have given up the fewest fantasy points to the position this season.
Joe Burrow out for the season, wrist injury
Torn ligament in wrist
By: Mike Krueger | Nov 17 2023, 2:40 pm
|Bengals QB Joe Burrow suffered a torn wrist ligament that will likely require season-ending surgery, coach Zac Taylor said. (Ben Baby on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: Another quarterback bites the dust. Burrow left Week 11 with a wrist issue and couldn't throw the ball on the sidelines without pain. Jake Browning will now take over as the starter. This is an obvious downgrade to the offense as a whole, specifically Ja'Marr Chase, Tee Higgins and Tyler Boyd. The offense will likely rely on Joe Mixon more moving forward.
Dameon Pierce not expected to play Week 11
Nico Collins good to go
By: Mike Krueger | Nov 17 2023, 7:00 am
|Running back Dameon Pierce, a Pro Bowl alternate as a rookie last season, isn’t practicing due to an ankle injury that has kept him out the past two games. He is not expected to play Sunday, per a league source.
When Pierce returns, he will split time with Devin Singletary, per offensive coordinator Bobby Slowik.
Wide receiver Nico Collins practiced for the second consecutive game. He is set to go for Sunday’s game after missing the Bengals game with a strained calf.
Collins declared that he feels good and he will play Sunday. (Aaron Wilson)|
FFToday's Take: Pierce has missed the last two games with an ankle injury. He did return to practice Friday but it appears Singletary will get the backfield mostly to himself this week with a little Mike Boone sprinkled in. This puts Singletary on the RB2 radar against the Cardinals with RB1 upside if he finds the endzone.
Mark Andrew suffers serious ankle injury
Likely out of the year
By: Mike Krueger | Nov 16 2023, 11:41 am
|#Ravens TE Mark Andrews has a “very serious ankle injury”, coach John Harbaugh said.
Harbaugh said it looks to be a season-ending injury. (Jamison Hensley on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: Andrews posted 2 catches for 23 yards before he injured his ankle early in the first half. He's been the No.1 option in the Ravens passing game so this will be a blow to the offense. Isaiah Likely will see more playing time as a result and worth a look for teams needy at the position.
Deshaun Watson will have shoulder surgery, out for the year
Dorian Thompson-Robinson expected to start
By: Mike Krueger | Nov 15 2023, 8:58 am
|#Browns QB Deshaun Watson wanted to be shot up and play through the injuries, and he sought multiple medical opinions, per sources. But doctors were clear: if he got hit again in the same spot, the shoulder could fall apart. Now surgery awaits and his 2023 season is over. (Tom Pelissero on X)|
FFToday's Take: Watson played in six games this season, first injuring his shoulder in Week 3. This is a blow to the playoff hopes of the Browns and now with Dorian Thompson-Robinson starting, it's a blow to the upside of Amari Cooper and the offense. Upcoming schedule for Cleveland includes Pittsburgh, @ Denver, @ LA Rams and Jacksonville.
Justin Fields expected to start Week 11
By: Mike Krueger | Nov 15 2023, 7:08 am
|Sources: #Bears QB Justin Fields, out the last month with a dislocated thumb, is expected to start Sunday vs the #Lions, assuming today’s practice goes well. The key has been regaining grip strength, and Fields was nearly there before TNF. With a solid practice, he will be. (Ian Rapoport on X)|
FFToday's Take: It sounds like Fields was close in Week 10 and without any setbacks in practice, will start against Detroit in Week 11. This will send Tyson Bagent to the bench and hopefully breathe some life into D.J. Moore who hasn't scored or topped 55 yards since Week 5.
Jaylen Warren the RB1 in Pittsburgh?
Warren moves ahead of Najee Harris on depth chart
By: Doug Orth | Nov 14 2023, 11:30 pm
|Jaylen Warren was announced as a starter for the first time Sunday. He said Tomlin told him the night before.
"He did kind of mention the night before that whatever had transpired throughout the team, he was saying that he was going to announce me and that I'm deserving of it." (ESPN - Brooke Pryor)|
FFToday's Take: Warren was announced as the starter for the team's Week 10 game against the Packers, but Najee Harris handled the first two touches by a running back in the game and ended up finishing the drive with a rushing score. Regardless of the designation, Warren has done enough to warrant splitting work with Harris at the very least and has generally been the more productive of the two backs in fantasy. Consider both backs low-end RB2s until further notice.
Keaton Mitchell likely to see more work
Produced 66 yards and a touchdown on four touches in Week 10
By: Doug Orth | Nov 13 2023, 8:10 pm
|John Harbaugh on Keaton Mitchell only getting 4 snaps and 1 touch in the second half says “Looking back on it would we have wanted him out there more? Yea.” Added that it had to do with being a young guy and working him in but he’ll be more involved this week. (Baltimore Sun - Brian Wacker)|
FFToday's Take: The good news is that Mitchell saw action on the first drive (which he capped with a 39-yard TD run) and again on the team's second possession (32-yard catch). The bad news is that he barely saw any action after that. While there is some merit to earning the trust of the coaching staff, coaches often don't shy away from players - regardless of how much they have worked with the team - if they continue to make big plays. Expect a bit of an overcorrection in Week 11 against a Cincinnati defense that just gave up 150 rushing yards to Devin Singletary. Mitchell should be, at worst, a great flex option on Thursday Night Football.