| Peterson leaves with strained foot|
Experiencing pain in mid-foot area
By: Mike Krueger | Dec 8 2013, 10:00 pm
|Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson suffered a sprained foot during Sunday's loss to the Baltimore Ravens.
Peterson, who said he is experiencing pain in his mid-foot area, is scheduled to undergo an MRI on Monday after X-rays were negative. The NFL's reigning MVP said he does not believe the injury is season-ending.
FFToday's Take: Foot sprains can be tricky and until a true diagnosis is revealed we won't have a good idea on Peterson's status for the remainder of the season. For now, Peterson owners should be ready with Plan B and pickup Toby Gerhart immediately.
| Welker suffers concussion|
Unlikely to play in Week 15
By: Mike Krueger | Dec 8 2013, 8:30 pm
|Broncos wide receiver Wes Welker left Sunday's win over the Tennessee Titans just before halftime with a concussion and did not return to the game. Welker is now subject to the NFL's concussion protocol, which will include baseline testing Monday. However, even if Welker were to be cleared for activity this week with that exam, the protocol would preclude him from playing in Thursday night's game against the San Diego Chargers. (ESPN)|
FFToday's Take: This is the second time in the last four games that Welker has suffered a concussion. Welker owners should have plan B in place as the Broncos play on Thursday night next week. Julius Thomas could see increased targets if Welker sits.
| Bush sits out Week 14|
Inactive due to calf injury
By: Mike Krueger | Dec 8 2013, 8:10 pm
|Reggie Bush aggravated the calf injury that kept him out of practice most of the week during pregame warm-ups and did not play in the Detroit Lions’ 34-20 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles. (Detroit Free Press)|
FFToday's Take: Bush didn't play a down against the Eagles. Joique Bell carried the load with 23 carries for 69 yards but had two costly fumbles. Bush should be considered questionable for Week 15.
| Pats fear Gronk has torn ACL|
MRI coming Monday
By: Mike Krueger | Dec 8 2013, 8:00 pm
|The New England Patriots fear that star tight end Rob Gronkowski has a torn ACL in his right knee, a source told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter. Gronkowski, who suffered the injury in Sunday's wild 27-26 win over the Cleveland Browns, will undergo an MRI on Monday, according to the source.
FoxSports earlier reported that the Patriots believe it is a torn ACL.
FFToday's Take: This is a devastating blow for the Patriots and for fantasy owners right in the middle of playoff time. Gronkowski finished Week 14 with 2 catches and 32 yards.
| Jennings expected to be Inactive|
Marcel Reese to start at RB for Raiders
By: Mike Krueger | Dec 8 2013, 11:30 am
|Raiders RB Jennings not expected to go, they'll shift FB Marcel Reece over. Julius Thomas expected to go. Steelers L Bell gets the go too (Jay Glazier via Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: Rashad Jennings won't be cleared for Week 14. Reece won't be a recommended fantasy play against a tough Jets run defense but owners in desperation mode can certainly take a flier on him.
|Pitta activated from IR|
Expected to play Week 14
By: Mike Krueger | Dec 7 2013, 10:00 pm
|Baltimore Ravens tight end Dennis Pitta was activated from the injured reserve-designated to return list, which will make him available to play against the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday. (ESPN)|
FFToday's Take: Pitta will return this week from a hip injury and expected to play in a limited role. He's worth adding for teams still alive in fantasy playoffs but will only be a TE2.
| Rashad Jennings yet to be cleared|
Will travel with team to New York
By: Mike Krueger | Dec 6 2013, 8:00 pm
|Leading rusher Rashad Jennings has yet to pass all the concussion tests mandated by the NFL but will travel with the team Friday in hopes of being ready to face the New York Jets. "He's still not cleared yet so we've really got the rest of today and tomorrow and we'll see how he's feeling tomorrow,'' Allen said. (Inside Bay Area)|
FFToday's Take: Jennings practiced with the team this week but needs to be cleared by doctors in order to play. If he doesn't play, Marcel Reece would likely handle the bulk of rushing duties for the Raiders in a tough matchup against the Jets strong run defense.
| Palmer a gametime decision|
Expected to play
By: Mike Krueger | Dec 6 2013, 2:45 pm
|Carson Palmer’s status for Sunday’s game against the Rams is going to come down to a decision on game day, coach Bruce Arians said, and the quarterback — who was limited again Friday — will officially be questionable with his ailing right elbow. Arians expressed confidence Palmer will be able to play. “He’ll be a game-time,” Arians said. “I’m sure he’ll be ready to go.” (AZcardinals.com)|
FFToday's Take: Despite the "gametime decision" tag it sounds like Palmer will be able to start although he practiced very little this week. He won't be a recommended fantasy play due to his questionable health. Drew Stanton would start if Palmer is ruled out.
| Bush practices Friday|
By: Mike Krueger | Dec 6 2013, 2:30 pm
|The Lions practiced outdoors today ahead of Sunday’s game in chilly Philadelphia, and did so with running back Reggie Bush back in the fold. Bush missed practice Wednesday and Thursday with a calf injury, but was back on the field and didn’t seem limited in the portion of practice open to the media.
Receiver Calvin Johnson (knee) and safety Louis Delmas (knee) practiced for the second day in a row. (DetroitLions.com)|
FFToday's Take: Good news for Bush owners as it appears he's on track to play Sunday against the Eagles. Through 13 weeks, Bush is the No.7 fantasy running back in PPR and Non-PPR leagues.
| Aaron Rodgers ruled out|
Matt Flynn will start
By: Mike Krueger | Dec 6 2013, 1:40 pm
|Aaron Rodgers declared OUT for the Packers. (Tyler Dunne)|
FFToday's Take: Matt Flynn will get the start against the Falcons and even against a suspect secondary, Flynn will be nothing more than a QB2. Rodgers return this season is still in question given the Packers have a very slim chance to make the playoffs.
|Texans fire head coach Gary Kubiak|
Texans own the league's worst record at 2-11
By: Mike Krueger | Dec 6 2013, 12:10 pm
|The Houston Texans, who own the league's worst record at 2-11, fired coach Gary Kubiak on Friday.
Expected by some to contend for a Super Bowl berth this season, the Texans rallied to win their first two games but have lost a franchise-record 11 straight since. (ESPN)|
FFToday's Take: Defensive coordinator Wade Phillips will serve as interim coach and owner Bob McNair stated that Case Keenum will be the starting QB for the remainder of the season. Keenum has a 54.3% completion rate and thrown for 1592 yards, 9 TDs and 4 INTs in seven games. Matt Schaub has likely played his last game in Houston.
| MJD to have MRI on hamstring|
Injured in 4th quarter of Jags victory
By: Mike Krueger | Dec 6 2013, 8:00 am
|Jaguars running back Maurice Jones-Drew is scheduled to undergo an MRI exam Friday on his right hamstring, which was injured during Thursday night's 27-20 victory over the Houston Texans.
The injury didn't appear to be serious, though, and Jones-Drew said after the game that he expects to play against the Buffalo Bills on Dec. 15. (ESPN)|
FFToday's Take: MJD was hurt in the fourth quarter and replaced by Jordan Todman. Despite Jones-Drew's optimism, he should be considered questionable for next week's game against the Bills.
| Jay Cutler ruled out|
Did individual work at practice Thursday
By: Doug Orth | Dec 5 2013, 5:10 pm
|Bears quarterback Jay Cutler had his helmet back on and took part in practice at the Walter Payton Center on Thursday.
But coach Marc Trestman ruled him out for Monday night against the Dallas Cowboys. Backup Josh McCown will make his fifth start. (Chicago Sun Times)|
FFToday's Take: Cutler is recovering from a sprained ankle and will be eying Week 15 for his return. He's currently classified as week-to-week by head coach Marc Trestman. Josh McCown will be worthy QB1 heading into the Monday night matchup with Cowboys.
| Julius Thomas back at practice|
On track to play in Week 14
By: Doug Orth | Dec 5 2013, 5:00 pm
|Julius Thomas (knee), Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie (shoulder) full participation in practice today. (Mike Klis via Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: Thomas was inactive last week but appears to be on track to play in Week 14 against the Titans. Thomas is a TE1.
| Cutler takes part in practice|
Gets in stretching, individual work
By: Doug Orth | Dec 5 2013, 2:50 pm
|Bears QB Jay Cutler took part in practice at the Walter Payton Center during the portion open to the media on Thursday. Cutler, who is recovering from a high-ankle sprain, participated in stretches with his teammates and also in individual drills immediately after. Earlier this week, coach Marc Trestman stressed that Cutler’s status remains week-to-week, but that the team should know more Thursday when the Bears return to practice after two days off. (Chicago Sun-Times)|
FFToday's Take: Although it is very possible the Bears will play Cutler if he gets in a full practice or two this week, it is more likely they'll play it conservatively and give him one more week with Josh McCown playing so well. McCown has guided the offense effectively in Cutler's absence and is hardly the reason the Bears are struggling.
|DHB out, Da'Rick Rogers in?|
Rookie saw 13 snaps in Week 13
By: Doug Orth | Dec 5 2013, 2:20 pm
|At wide receiver, signs point toward more of rookie Da'Rick Rogers and less of veteran Darrius Heyward-Bey. Rogers made his NFL debut last Sunday against Tennessee when he was on the field for 13 offensive plays. He failed to catch a pass, but drew a 26-yard interference penalty against Titans cornerback Alterraun Verner in the second quarter that led to one of Adam Vinatieri's five field goals. (Indianapolis Star)|
FFToday's Take: DHB has been given more than enough opportunity to emerge. At each turn, he has literally and figuratively dropped the ball. Despite being an undrafted rookie free agent, Rogers is a NFL-level talent and the Colts are desperate for someone to step up opposite T.Y. Hilton. It is possible Rogers could be worth an add in redraft leagues before the end of the season, but this news does more to help his dynasty-league stock.
| Rodgers likely to miss fifth game|
QB in pads for first time since shoulder injury
By: Doug Orth | Dec 5 2013, 2:10 pm
|With Aaron Rodgers likely to miss his fifth consecutive game with the fractured left collarbone he suffered Nov. 4 - Rodgers underwent x-rays and a CT scan earlier this week and the scan did not result in him being medically cleared for game action, although he did practice Wednesday on a limited basis - Matt Flynn is expected to get the chance to redeem himself after a horrendous Thanksgiving Day showing.
The Packers have not officially ruled Rodgers out, but that word could come as early as Friday. (ESPN Wisconsin)|
FFToday's Take: ESPN reporter Rob Demovsky tweeted Thursday that Rodgers was in pads for the first time since the injury, so Week 15 appears to be a realistic date for a return. Owners should have a clear picture of Rodgers' status for this week no later than Friday or Saturday.
| Vincent Jackson, hamstring injury|
Bucs receiver misses practice Thursday
By: Doug Orth | Dec 5 2013, 11:55 am
|WR Vincent Jackson again absent from Bucs practice today. Dealing with a hamstring injury with Bills in town Sunday. (Greg Auman via Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: Jackson has a plus matchup this week against the Bills secondary but this situation is something to monitor. The Bucs and Bills play at 1:00 pm Eastern on Sunday.
| Jason Campbell cleared to practice|
Could start Week 14
By: Doug Orth | Dec 5 2013, 11:30 am
|Browns quarterback Jason Campbell has been cleared to practice Thursday, but has not been cleared yet to play Sunday against the New England Patriots. Campbell suffered a concussion in the loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers two weeks ago and did not play Sunday in the home loss to Jacksonville. (Cleveland Plain Dealer)|
FFToday's Take: Campbell still needs to get clearance to play on Sunday. Alex Tanney and Caleb Hanie split first team reps on Wednesday. Josh Gordon owners are hoping that Campbell will be available to play against the Patriots.
| Bush missed second straight practice|
By: Doug Orth | Dec 5 2013, 11:10 am
|Reggie Bush isn’t practicing, due to a calf injury that showed up on the injury report for the first time this week, but the Detroit Lions’ leading rusher is still working on his ball security. Bush, who has missed two straight practices, has lost three fumbles in the last five games and is among the league leaders in dropped passes. (Detroit Free Press)|
FFToday's Take: Bush was limited on Thursday making his status for Sunday a question mark. Joique Bell would vault into RB2 territory if Bush doesn't play against the Eagles on Sunday.
| Jennings practices, McFadden sits|
Jennings still needs to pass concussion tests
By: Mike Krueger | Dec 4 2013, 3:45 pm
|Rashad Jennings was at practice Wednesday, but he is fresh off a game in which he suffered a concussion. He won't be cleared to play Sunday against the New York Jets until he passes a series of league-mandated tests for players that suffer a concussion. Darren McFadden and Jeremy Stewart missed practice Wednesday. (Inside Bay Area)|
FFToday's Take: Jennings ability to practice Wednesday is a good sign for his availability in Week 14. McFadden has been bothered by a hamstring injury and Taiwan Jones actually got reps at RB with McFadden on the sidelines.
| Browns Wk 14 QB remains a mystery|
Campbell and Weeden not cleared for practice
By: Mike Krueger | Dec 4 2013, 1:10 pm
|Browns coach Rob Chudzinski announced Wednesday morning he'll wait until later in the week to name his starting quarterback for the Patriots, because Jason Campbell and Brandon Weeden have not yet been cleared to practice. (Plain Dealer)|
FFToday's Take: Alex Tanney and newly signed Caleb Hanie will get the reps at QB on Wednesday. This is a situation to monitor for owners of WR Josh Gordon and TE Jordan Cameron. If Campbell or Weeden don't receive clearance, the value of the Browns two main pass receivers will take a hit.
| Reed misses practice Wednesday|
Redskins TE still needs to be cleared by doctors
By: Mike Krueger | Dec 4 2013, 12:55 pm
|Shanahan gives extensive injury report, says the Reeds DNP with concussions. @doughty37 was cleared, @Real_JordanReed was not. (Washington Redskins via Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: Jordan Reed (concussion) still needs to get clearance from doctors before participating in practice. He's shaping up to be questionable for Week 14 after suffering a headache prior to last Sunday's game.
| Cassel to start for Vikings|
Ponder still feeling symptoms of concussion
By: Mike Krueger | Dec 4 2013, 12:45 pm
|Vikings quarterback Matt Cassel will start on Sunday against the Ravens. Head coach Leslie Frazier said Christian Ponder hasn't passed the concussion protocol. He's still dealing with some symptoms. (Minneapolis Star Tribune)|
FFToday's Take: Cassel filled in for Ponder last week going 20-33 for 243 yds, 1 TD and 1 INT. He's got a tough matchup on the road against the Ravens defense and will be nothing more than a QB2 in Week 14.
| Rodgers not cleared to play|
Not yet ruled out for Week 14
By: Mike Krueger | Dec 3 2013, 6:00 pm
|The Green Bay Packers plan to play quarterback Aaron Rodgers whenever he is cleared, but that has not happened yet. Coach Mike McCarthy said Tuesday that team doctors have not given Rodgers the OK to return for game action, but they have not ruled him out yet for Sunday's game against the Atlanta Falcons. (ESPN)|
FFToday's Take: Rodgers is desperate to get back from his collarbone injury but Matt Flynn will take the first team reps in practice on Wednesday. Rodgers' owners should continue to hang onto the star QB and hope he's available for Week 15 and beyond.
| Le'Veon Bell appears to be OK|
On track to play in Week 14
By: Mike Krueger | Dec 3 2013, 12:15 pm
|Tomlin said running back Le’Veon Bell, who sustained a concussion against the Baltimore Ravens, appears to be OK and could play against the Dolphins. Bell will be monitored during the week per their normal concussion protocol, Tomlin said. (Post Gazette)|
FFToday's Take: Bell is going through the concussion protocol this week and so far, so good. We'll track his practice participation throughout the week. If he's unable to play, Jonathan Dwyer would likely get the start.
| Owen Daniels unlikely to play|
Still not ready to practice
By: Mike Krueger | Dec 3 2013, 7:00 am
|Texans coach Gary Kubiak said Monday the team will have to soon make a decision about the status of tight end Owen Daniels.
Daniels could return to action Thursday at Jacksonville. He’s still recovering from a leg injury, though, and has yet to participate in team activities.
Daniels said last week it was unlikely he’d play against the Jaguars. (Houston Chronicle)|
FFToday's Take: It won't be a surprise if Daniels is placed on IR given his status and the team having no shot of making the playoffs. Garrett Graham will continue to serve as the Texans starting tight end with TE2 value.
| Ravens still unsure about Pitta|
Reportedly ran around well last week in practice
By: Doug Orth | Dec 2 2013, 6:50 pm
|Baltimore Ravens HC John Harbaugh was noncommittal on whether TE Dennis Pitta will be activated to play Sunday against the Minnesota Vikings. Pitta, who is on the Injured Reserve-Designated for Return list with the dislocated hip he suffered on July 27, has practiced since Nov. 20. Pitta ran around well last week, according to Harbaugh.
"[The decision will] probably come down to the end of the week," Harbaugh said. "I've got a pretty good idea that he's doing well. It's just a matter of how well." (ESPN)|
FFToday's Take: The Ravens' three-week window to decide whether to activate him to the 53-man roster or keep him on IR ends Dec. 11. If they want him to play against the Vikings, the team would have to activate him before 4 p.m. ET Saturday. He's been a longshot for fantasy relevancy all season, but he's probably a low-end TE1 in all leagues if he can make it back to the field.
|Andre Holmes solidifying his role?|
Raiders WR enjoys career day in Thanksgiving Day loss
By: Doug Orth | Dec 2 2013, 6:40 pm
|Matt McGloin showed tremendous faith in a player with just five career catches entering Thursday’s game. Against the Cowboys, Andre Holmes had seven. For a whopping 136 yards. An injury to Denarius Moore and attention paid to Rod Streater set up this breakout game, where Holmes flashed tremendous potential.
Holmes could be a fixture on next year’s roster, a vital presence on a team with little receiving production beyond Moore and Streater. (CSN Bay Area)|
FFToday's Take: It's hard to make too much out of any pro receiver putting up a solid game against the Cowboys' porous defense, but 6-4 and 210-pound receivers who can produce are in short supply. McGloin gives the Raiders a chance to have two fantasy-worthy receivers, so Holmes merits consideration for a bench spot in both redraft and dynasty leagues.
| Spiller "fine" after retweaking ankle|
Removed himself several times in Week 13
By: Doug Orth | Dec 2 2013, 6:30 pm
|C.J. Spiller’s 2013 season can be summed up by his Sunday afternoon in the Rogers Centre. The Buffalo Bills’ running back was at times ineffective, at times electrifying, and at times hurt during his team’s 34-31 overtime loss to the Atlanta Falcons. Spiller carried 15 times for a season-high 149 yards and a touchdown, but once again had to check himself out of the lineup periodically to get his left ankle looked at.
Spiller said his ankle was “fine” after the game, but he was noticeably limping at times. (Buffalo News)|
FFToday's Take: Perhaps if Spiller had rested himself for a few weeks after he initially suffered his high-ankle sprain, he would already be the back he was drafted to be. With this problem cropping up again after the bye week, howver, Spiller cannot be trusted as anything beyond a low-end flex for the rest of the season. As a result, Fred Jackson stands a great chance to be a fantasy playoff stud with games against Tampa Bay, Miami and Jacksonville on tap.
| Harvin calling himself "out" for MNF|
Required cortisone shots to ailing hip during bye week
By: Doug Orth | Dec 2 2013, 2:40 pm
|Percy Harvin's surgically repaired hip only got worse over the Seattle Seahawks' bye week. Following HC Pete Carroll's declaration that Harvin was "doubtful" to play on "Monday Night Football," NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported that Harvin had cortisone shots on his ailing hip Saturday, per a source informed of the wide receiver's health. Harvin views himself as "out" for Monday's game against the New Orleans Saints. (NFL.com)|
FFToday's Take: Harvin made a couple of plays in his return to action in Week 11, but it is obviously not a great sign he Harvin had limited snaps in his only action and isn't available to play two weeks later. This doesn't seem like an issue of whether or not he was rushed back, but it does make the idea of him contributing to the Seahawks and fantasy teams over the remainder of this regular season somewhat unlikely.
| Weeden played with concussion|
Symptoms revealed after the game
By: Mike Krueger | Dec 1 2013, 7:10 pm
|Brandon Weeden was diagnosed with a concussion after the game. Team spokesman Zak Gilbert didn't know when the concussion occurred and said Weeden reported his symptoms after the loss. He'll now go through the NFL's stringent concussion protocol. (Cleveland Plain Dealer)|
FFToday's Take: It's not known when Weeden suffered a concussion but he did finish the game. Jason Campbell is also dealing with a concussion making Alex Tanney the only healthy QB on the roster at the moment. It's likely Campbell will be ready to play in Week 14.
| Ponder exits with concussion|
Cassel fills in
By: Mike Krueger | Dec 1 2013, 7:00 pm
|Minnesota Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder left the team's game with the Chicago Bears with a concussion just before halftime, and his status for next week is up in the air. After Ponder left the game, Matt Cassel led a 10-point comeback in the fourth quarter and eventually directed the Vikings to a 23-20 overtime win. Cassel threw for 243 yards in relief of Ponder. (ESPN)|
FFToday's Take: Ponder will have to pass concussion tests this week in order to face the Ravens in Week 14. Neither Ponder or Cassel will be a recommended fantasy play on the road in Baltimore.
| Jordan Reed cleared to play|
Expected to play Sunday night
By: Mike Krueger | Dec 1 2013, 10:30 am
|Washington Redskins tight end Jordan Reed has been cleared to play Sunday night against the New York Giants, a source told FOXSports.com. (Fox Sports)|
FFToday's Take: Reed was limited in practice this week due to a concussion but has been cleared to play. He'll be a TE1 Sunday night against the Giants.
|Donald Brown to start for Colts|
Trent Richardson demoted
By: Mike Krueger | Dec 1 2013, 8:30 am
| The Indianapolis Colts have finally decided to ride the hot hand.
Running back Trent Richardson will be benched in favor of Donald Brown, NFL Media columnist Michael Silver reported Sunday on NFL Network's "NFL GameDay First." Richardson will be the second-string back with a reduced workload, Silver said. (NFL.com)|
FFToday's Take: Kudos to the Colts for making the move as Brown has been outproducing Richardson for some time now. Richardson should be avoided in fantasy lineups today while Brown checks in as a low-end RB2 against the Titans.
| Harvin suffers setback, Doubtful|
Hip injury still a concern
By: Mike Krueger | Nov 30 2013, 2:00 pm
|Two sources with knowledge of Percy Harvin's condition told NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport that Harvin's status is in doubt for the colossal "Monday Night Football" contest with the New Orleans Saints. For the second time since returning to practice a month ago, Harvin's surgically repaired hip has flared up. The team later said Harvin will be listed as doubtful heading into Monday's game. (NFL.com)|
FFToday's Take: Harvin missed practice Thursday and it appears he won't play in Week 13. It's somewhat concerning that Harvin is still having soreness coming off a bye week. Golden Tate becomes a legitimate WR3 for this week's game against the Saints.
| Moreno expected to start for Broncos|
Probable on the injury report
By: Mike Krueger | Nov 29 2013, 3:40 pm
|Broncos interim head coach Jack Del Rio expressed optimism Friday that running back Knowshon Moreno would start Sunday at Kansas City. Moreno sustained a right ankle injury in last Sunday's game at New England. Del Rio reported that Moreno did all of his work in practice Friday. He is listed as probable for Sunday's game. Rookie Montee Ball has been backing up Moreno.
FFToday's Take: Moreno was able to practice on Friday and is listed as Probable on the injury report. How much he's limited this week against the Chiefs is anyone's guess but he can safely be considered a RB2 for Week 13.
| Stacy cleared to play|
Full participant in Friday's practice
By: Mike Krueger | Nov 29 2013, 3:30 pm
|All three Rams starters who went through the NFL’s concussion protocol this week have been cleared to play. Running back Zac Stacy, left guard Chris Williams, and cornerback Trumaine Johnson were all full participation in Friday’s practice and are listed as probable for Sunday’s contest at San Francisco. (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)|
FFToday's Take: Stacy is in line to get the start this week after being knocked out of last week's game with a concussion. The 49ers are middle of the road in FPts allowed to running backs but have been very good the last two weeks against Washington and New Orleans. Stacy will be a RB2 in Week 13.
| DeAngelo quad injury a concern|
Missed practice all week
By: Mike Krueger | Nov 29 2013, 2:00 pm
|The Panthers (8-3) also may be without leading rusher DeAngelo Williams, who has missed practice all week with a quad contusion, for Sunday's home game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
"A lot of concerns with DeAngelo,'' coach Ron Rivera said after Friday's practice. (ESPN)|
FFToday's Take: Williams will likely be on the inactive list this Sunday meaning Jonathan Stewart and Mike Tolbert (knee) will handle the bulk of the rushing load for the Panthers. However, given the committee approach, Stewart and Tolbert are only a flex plays if Williams sits.
| Dobson misses third straight practice|
Kenbrell Thompkins expected to start
By: Mike Krueger | Nov 29 2013, 10:45 am
|CB Alfonzo Dennard (knee) returns to practice. TE Michael Hoomanawanui, WR Aaron Dobson & OT Marcus Cannon absent for 3rd straight day. (Field Yates via Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: It sounds like Dobson (foot) is going to sit this one out. Expect Kenbrell Thompkins to replace him in the starting lineup. Thompkins will be a risky fantasy play as he will be competing for targets with Rob Gronkowski, Danny Amendola, Shane Vereen and Julian Edelman.