| Rob Kelley not expected to play Week 3|
By: Mike Krueger | Sep 24 2017, 7:00 am
|Washington RB Rob Kelley, listed as questionable with rib injury, is not expected to play Sunday night vs Raiders, per source. (Adam Schefter on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: Kelley was able to practice on a limited basis this week, but it appears he will gives his ribs another week to heal. In his absence, expect Samaje Perine to see the bulk of early-down work with Chris Thompson handling third downs. Both are flex considerations against the Raiders.
| Cobb doubtful, Jordy expected to play|
Chest injury for Cobb
By: Mike Krueger | Sep 22 2017, 2:00 pm
|It appears the Green Bay Packers will be without a number of key starters and contributors for Sunday’s game against the Cincinnati Bengals, despite the optimism of coach Mike McCarthy. Left tackle David Bakhtiari (hamstring), safety Kentrell Brice (groin), wide receiver Randall Cobb (chest), defensive end Mike Daniels (hip), cornerback Davon House (quadricep), outside linebacker Nick Perry (hand) and inside linebacker Jake Ryan (hamstring/concussion) are all listed as doubtful after being unable to practice Wednesday and Thursday. (Green Bay Press Gazette)|
FFToday's Take: Jordy Nelson (quad) is expected to play. Cobb's absence should mean more work for Davante Adams and Geronimo Allison. Adams moves into the viable WR2 category against the Bengals.
| Bradford headed to see Dr. James Andrews|
Still having pain in knee
By: Mike Krueger | Sep 22 2017, 12:02 pm
|Vikings QB Sam Bradford seeking second opinion on knee from Dr. James Andrews, per @mortreport. Has pronounced pain in knee. (Adam Schefter on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: This doesn't sound good. Bradford is not expected to play in Week 3 meaning Case Keenum will make his second-straight start. Keenum went 20-37 for 167 yards with zero TDS last week against the Steelers. Keenum represents a downgrade for the Vikings offense as a whole. Dalvin Cook and Stefon Diggs are viable players, but expectations should be tempered.
| Tyler Eifert ruled out for Week 3|
Back and knee injuries
By: Mike Krueger | Sep 22 2017, 11:45 am
|Bengals TE Tyler Eifert is out Sunday vs Packers due to back and knee injuries. (Adam Schefter on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: Same story, different year for Eifert. He's struggled to stay healthy during his five-year career, playing in only 10 games the last two seasons. The Bengals will roll with C.J. Uzomah and Tyler Kroft at tight end this week but neither are fantasy options.
|Carolina to ride "hot hand"?|
HC: Game flow to determine playing time
By: Doug Orth | Sep 21 2017, 8:15 pm
|HC Ron Rivera said balance with playing time between Christian McCaffrey and Jonathan Stewart is "about the flow of the game" and who is doing well. (Associated Press)|
FFToday's Take: It's unclear what exactly prompted Rivera to make this statement. McCaffrey and Stewart are two very different backs who complement each other well, which is pretty much how they have been used to this point. The Panthers would be silly to wear out an injury-prone back like Stewart or put too much on McCaffrey's plate when Stewart is around to be the hammer for this offense. Both players have a enticing matchup in Week 3 against New Orleans.
| No practice for DeMarco Murray on Thursday|
Sat out Wednesday as well; still day-to-day
By: Doug Orth | Sep 21 2017, 8:05 pm
|DeMarco Murray (hammy) didn't practice today. He was inside on the treadmill during the viewing period. (ESPN)|
FFToday's Take: Tennessee seems willing to let Murray play and start if he can show the coaching staff something before the end of the week, but owners probably need to consider other alternatives considering he is obviously less than 100 percent and the matchup (Seattle). If he ends up sitting, Derrick Henry figures to be a strong candidate for 20 touches and should be trusted as a RB2, even in a difficult matchup.
|Chris Johnson set for bigger workload|
11 carries for 44 yards in season debut in Week 2
By: Doug Orth | Sep 21 2017, 8:00 pm
|HC Bruce Arians: Chris Johnson's carries will likely go up this week. (98.7 FM - Mike Jurecki)|
FFToday's Take: The Kerwynn Williams era sure was fun while it lasted, wasn't it? The reality is that Johnson could probably get a quick hook as well if he gets off to a slow start against Dallas in Week 3. Johnson doesn't possess great upside at this point of his career and figures to lose passing-down snaps to Andre Ellington, leaving Johnson as a low-upside RB3 at best.
| Reed officially limited on Thursday|
By: Mike Krueger | Sep 21 2017, 1:45 pm
|Washington Redskins Retweeted Washington Redskins
#Redskins TE Jordan Reed (rib/sternum) was limited in practice today, Gruden says. "Pain is becoming manageable...see how he does tomorrow." (Redskins on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: Reed is shaping up to be a gametime decision on Sunday night football against the Raiders. Owners should have plan B in place.
| Tyler Eifert absent from practice Thursday|
Likely out for Sunday
By: Mike Krueger | Sep 21 2017, 10:30 am
|#Bengals TE Tyler Eifert, who missed practice entirely Wednesday with a bad back, once again absent. Likely means out for Sunday. (Jim Owczarski on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: Things aren't looking good for Eifert this week. It's a shame, because we'd expect the Bengals to be throwing the ball quite a bit against the Packers in Week 3. A.J. Green should see double-digit targets on Sunday.
| Jordan Reed "isn't healthy right now"|
Rib cartilage injury and SC joint ligament strain
By: Mike Krueger | Sep 20 2017, 5:00 pm
|Redskins tight end Jordan Reed sat out of practice Wednesday because of his rib cartilage injury and a SC joint ligament strain. Reed suffered the injuries during the Redskins' 27-20 win over the Los Angeles Rams in Week 2.
"The plan is we’ve got to get him healthy and the concern is he’s not healthy right now," Redskins coach Jay Gruden said. (Washington Times)|
FFToday's Take: Add rib and shoulder issues on to Reed's already ailing foot. This doesn't sound promising for Jordan Reed's chances of playing against the Raiders but we'll have to see if he's able to practice later in the week. Vernon Davis is next up on the depth chart and would be a serviceable TE2 should Reed sit.
| Terrance West misses practice Wednesday|
By: Mike Krueger | Sep 20 2017, 1:45 pm
|A pair of starters - nose tackle Brandon Williams and running back Terrance West - were missing from the portion of practice open to the media. West (Northwestern High, Towson University) played just 15 snaps in that game because of a soft-tissue ailment. ( Baltimore Sun )|
FFToday's Take: Apparently West has a thigh injury but that is not confirmed. Javorius Allen saw the bulk of the work last week and would continue in that role against the Jaguars in London this week if West sits.
| Tyler Eifert sits Wednesday|
Knee, back injuries
By: Mike Krueger | Sep 20 2017, 1:30 pm
|No Tyler Eifert out here at #Bengals practice today. (Paul Dehner Jr. on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: Eifert injured his knee and back in Week 2 and is getting off to a bad start in Week 3. Tyler Kroft would likely start Sunday if Eifert sits. Eifert owners should be looking for other options.
| Gronkowski, Amendola back at practice|
Rex Burkhead sits
By: Mike Krueger | Sep 20 2017, 1:00 pm
|TE Rob Gronkowski (groin) is present at practice today, as are LB Dont'a Hightower (knee) and WR Danny Amendola (concussion/knee). (Mike Reiss on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: This confirms that Gronk's goin injury last week was minor. He should be good to go in Week 3 barring any setback. Amendola's presence will likely put a dent in the fantasy value of Chris Hogan who is dealing with a knee injury. Rex Burkhead (ribs) missed practice Wednesday.
|Changes coming to Giants offense|
More snaps for Orleans Darkwa?
By: Mike Krueger | Sep 20 2017, 8:00 am
|Changes are a coming. This week, they might be more noticeable than a few more snaps for running back Orleans Darkwa or a slightly altered game plan. "Yeah, we can't keep doing the same thing over and over again," coach Ben McAdoo said on his Tuesday conference call. "That's insanity. It's not working. So we are going to look to make some changes this week, like we did last week. (ESPN)|
FFToday's Take: The Giants offense has been anemic the first two weeks. Look for Shane Vereen and Orleans Darkwa to be more involved at the running back position but its hard to trust any Giants player, including Odell Beckham Jr. given the inefficiency they've shown early in 2017.
| Greg Olsen (broken foot) placed on IR|
Panthers TE could return after eight weeks
By: Antonio D'Arcangelis | Sep 19 2017, 3:05 pm
|Carolina Panthers (@Panthers) on Twitter: Greg Olsen has been placed on injured reserve after undergoing surgery on his broken right foot.
FFToday's Take: It's most likely a Jones fracture (fifth metatarsal) and it's an injury that heals with surgery but in a low blood flow area of teh foot, which is why it takes a while. This is bad news for Olsen owners, especially those who didn't have a plan B -- but there are some TEs available on the wire and Olsen could be back in time for the fantasy playoffs.
|Rashard Higgins listed as Browns starter|
WR was on practice squad last week
By: Antonio D'Arcangelis | Sep 19 2017, 11:33 am
|Mary Kay Cabot (@MarkKayCabot) posted a shot of the Browns depth chart, and Rashard Higgins was listed as a starting WR. (Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: Higgins gets a starting role moving forward with Corey Coleman (broken hand) headed to IR/DFR. He snagged 7-95-0 on 11 targets last week and some NFL analysts have been high on Higgins since he was drafted in the fifth round last season. He's worth snagging as a WR3/4 or flex play and has breakout WR2 upside since the Browns will be playing from behind a lot this season.
|HC Gruden: We'll be "careful" with Chris Thompson|
Washington RB will get more touches, but not full-time work
By: Antonio D'Arcangelis | Sep 19 2017, 10:59 am
|Jay Gruden's comments on Chris Thompson: "But he's so important to us on third down we just have to be careful," he said. "He's not the biggest guy in the world. We don't want him to get 20-25 carries a game and get a lot of pounding on that body. He's definitely needed in pass protection and the routes and all that stuff on third down and red zone. So we'll try to expand his role a little bit, but we don't want to go too crazy with him." (ESPN)|
FFToday's Take: With Rob Kelley nursing a cartilage rib injury, Thompson could see an increased workload, but won't be the full-time back -- as Samaje Perine will handle much of the standard rushing duties in early downs. Both Perine and Thompson should be owned in 12-team leagues, with Thompson the more valuable back right now, especially in PPR formats.
| Jordy Nelson "50-50" to play in Week 3|
Packers WR's quad strain not considered serious
By: Antonio D'Arcangelis | Sep 19 2017, 9:38 am
|Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) on Twitter: "Packers WR Jordy Nelson's quad strain is not considered serious but he is "50-50" for Sunday vs. Bengals, per source." (Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: Even a one-game absence by one of the game's most dynamic playmakers greatly diminishes the potency of Green Bay's offense, especially with Randall Cobb day-to-day with a shoulder injury. But this is probably welcome news for owners who saw Nelson leave Week 2 and not return. If he's active, he's worth starting.
| OBJ active, Janoris Jenkins not in Week 2|
Beckham set to make season debut
By: Doug Orth | Sep 18 2017, 7:15 pm
|Odell Beckham Jr. (ankle) officially ACTIVE for Giants. CB Janoris Jenkins (ankle, hand) is OUT. (ESPN - Dan Graziano)|
FFToday's Take: OBJ appears near 100 percent in warmups, so start him if you got him, even though he has a difficult matchup with Darius Slay likely chasing him around. As for Jenkins, he will be missed, so owners can upgrade Marvin Jones and Kenny Golladay a bit. Before owners go to crazy on loading up on either Lion, however, the Giants still have 2016 first-round Eli Apple and Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie. If anything, Golden Tate might see the biggest bump for fantasy purposes.
|Chris Johnson moving up depth chart?|
Rejoined club last week
By: Doug Orth | Sep 18 2017, 6:55 pm
|HC Bruce Arians: RB Chris Johnson might move up depth chart but something to sort out this week. (Darren Urban on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: The Cardinals didn't exactly tear it up on the ground with 83 yards on 25 carries versus the Colts, but Johnson did manage to average four yards per attempt. Even if he does pass Kerwynn Williams on the depth chart sometime in the near future, Andre Ellington appears to be the back of choice in the passing game, further limiting his upside. He's worth holding/adding in deeper leagues, but there isn't a ton of upside here.
| Andrew Luck ruled out for Week 3|
Still not cleared to practice following offseason shoulder surgery
By: Doug Orth | Sep 18 2017, 5:30 pm
|Indianapolis Colts HC Chuck Pagano on Monday announced that quarterback Andrew Luck will not play on Sunday, when the team takes on the Cleveland Browns in their Week 3 matchup at Lucas Oil Stadium.
“I don’t know about practice right now,” HC Chuck Pagano said. “I guess when the doctors clear him to practice, he puts the red jersey on and you guys (the media) see him out there, I see him at the same time, then we’ll know he’s ready to go and start practicing.” (Colts.com)|
FFToday's Take: If Luck was expected to miss much more time, the Colts would like put him on IR with an eye on making him one of the players to return, so it is reasonable to assume he'll be able to return sometime in early October. Jacoby Brissett will continue to start in his absence.
| Rob Kelley, Jordan Reed day-to-day|
Rib injury for RB, chest contusion for TE
By: Doug Orth | Sep 18 2017, 5:15 pm
|Redskins HC Jay Gruden says RB Rob Kelley (rib cartilage) and TE Jordan Reed (chest contusion) are day-to-day. Nothing major. (NFL.com - Ian Rapoport)|
FFToday's Take: It appears Kelley got lucky, as the team had feared a fractured rib. Gruden hinted Monday he expects to have a better idea about his running back's status by Wednesday. Reed is unlikely to miss any time with the chest injury, although his toe remains a concern. As of now, expect both players to play next Sunday night against the Raiders.
|Corey Coleman to undergo hand surgery|
Suffered fractured right hand in Week 2
By: Doug Orth | Sep 18 2017, 5:05 pm
|Corey Coleman's right hand is in fact broken again and will need surgery this time, a source told cleveland.com. Coleman visited a hand specialist (Monday), and the fracture was confirmed.
It's the same hand that Coleman broke last season in practice after week two and caused him to miss six games. The original injury healed without surgery, and Coleman was back on the field at midseason. This one will require surgery. (The Cleveland Plain-Dealer)|
FFToday's Take: Coleman has been snake-bitten with injuries since entering the league in 2016, as suffering a fracture in the same hand at roughly the same time in consecutive seasons will attest. With Kenny Britt doing next to nothing so far, it might be up to Week 2 breakout receiver Rashard Higgins to live up to his "Hollywood" nickname. Higgins may be the hottest add in leagues this week.
| DeMarco Murray, Corey Davis day-to-day|
By: Doug Orth | Sep 18 2017, 4:45 pm
|Titans injuries: DeMarco Murray and Corey Davis day to day with hamstring injuries. (TitansOnline - Jim Wyatt)|
FFToday's Take: While it appears the Derrick Henry era is about to begin in Tennessee, owners should pump the breaks just a bit, especially with Seattle and Houston coming up next. Murray had an 8-2 advantage in touches before half and enjoyed a 37-30 edge in snaps despite barely playing after the break. It does seem as though Murray would be well-served by sitting out a week or two, however, so Henry would be worth a fantasy start should that end up being the case.
| John Brown likely to sit out Week 3|
By: Doug Orth | Sep 18 2017, 4:35 pm
|HC Bruce Arians: WR John Brown "doesn't look hopeful" to play this week but some time to change. (Darren Urban on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: J.J. Nelson has typically excelled whenever Brown cannot go and he'll be in a good spot to do so again after Week 3 opponent Dallas just gave up four touchdowns to Trevor Siemian, including two to Emmanuel Sanders. Owners are advised to sit tight on Brown and hope he is ready for Week 4.
| Jimmy Graham status unclear|
Sore ankle, knee?
By: Mike Krueger | Sep 18 2017, 1:00 pm
|Pete Carroll says on radio show Jimmy Graham has a sore ankle and that it's unclear if he will play Sunday at Tennessee. “Jimmy’s got a sore ankle today,” Carroll said. “I don’t know what this week is going to be for him. I’m not sure yet.” (Bob Condotta on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: The Seattle tight end has 9 receiving yards on 9 targets through two games. Luke Willson and Nick Vannett are next up in the depth chart but it would be difficult for fantasy owners to trust either given the state of the Seahawks offense.
| Murray leaves in 3rd quarter with hamstring injury|
Titans turn to Derrick Henry in Murray's absence
By: Mike Krueger | Sep 18 2017, 10:45 am
|DeMarco Murray had just 25 yards on nine carries, the fewest since he joined the team, and left in the third quarter with a tight hamstring. It was the same hamstring that caused him problems during the preseason. (The Tennessean)|
FFToday's Take: Derrick Henry finished with a career-high 92 rushing yards on 14 carries in Murray's absence. Most of Henry's high draft cost was directed at his enormous upside and likely RB1 status if Murray were to go down with injury. Murray has 69 rushing yards on 21 carries through two games.
| Another broken hand for Corey Coleman|
Not known if surgery will be required
By: Mike Krueger | Sep 18 2017, 10:30 am
|Corey Coleman's right hand is in fact broken again, a source told cleveland.com. Coleman visited a hand specialist today, and the fracture was confirmed. It's the same hand that Coleman broke last season in practice after week two and caused him to miss six games, but it's not yet known if it's the same bone or if he'll need surgery. (Cleveland Plain Dealer)|
FFToday's Take: In Coleman's absence, Rashard Higgins saw 11 targets while Kenny Britt and Sammie Coates seemed disinterested at times. The Browns receiving corps is quickly turning into a dumpster fire and a situation for fantasy owners to avoid.
| Greg Olsen to have surgery, out 6-8 weeks|
By: Mike Krueger | Sep 18 2017, 10:00 am
|Panthers TE Greg Olsen will undergo surgery on his broken right foot and is expected to miss 6-8 weeks, per @mortreport. Team will decide after surgery whether Olsen will go on IR with expectation to return later in season, per source. (Chris Mortensen on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: Olsen was on the sideline during the second half on crutches. Ed Dickson is the next tight end on the roster but doesn't offer much upside. Olsen owners looking for replacements could target Vernon Davis (WAS), Zach Miller (CHI) and Ben Watson (BAL).
| Sam Bradford out for Week 2|
Case Keenum will start
By: Mike Krueger | Sep 17 2017, 11:30 am
|Vikings QB Sam Bradford is out today vs Pittsburgh and Case Keenum will start vs. the Steelers. (Adam Schefter on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: With Bradford out Case Keenum will get start. Stefon Diggs and Adam Thielen get downgrades on this news along with the offense as a whole.
| Sam Bradford a gametime decision|
By: Mike Krueger | Sep 17 2017, 7:30 am
|Vikings believe Sam Bradford, listed as Q for Sunday, will be gametime decision, per source. They plan to work him out pregame, then decide. (Adam Schefter on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: Bradford has been bothered by knee discomfort since the Vikings Week 1 victory against the Saints, even receiving an MRI earlier in the week. If he can't go, Case Keenum will get the start meaning a downgrade for the Vikings offense as a whole.
| Jordan Howard expected to play|
By: Mike Krueger | Sep 17 2017, 7:00 am
|Bears' RB Jordan Howard, listed as questionable for today due to shoulder injury, is expected to play vs Bucs, per source. (Adam Schefter on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: Howard was limited in practice this week but it sounds like he is good to go for Week 2. The Bears are thin with playmakers meaning Howard and Tarik Cohen should be heavily involved in the gameplan.
| Vikings call up QB Sloter from practice squad|
Sam Bradford listed as Questionable
By: Mike Krueger | Sep 16 2017, 2:23 pm
|With concern regarding the health of Sam Bradford's injured left knee, the Minnesota Vikings promoted practice squad quarterback Kyle Sloter to the 53-man roster on Saturday, the team announced. (ESPN)|
FFToday's Take: Bradford had an MRI after the team's Week 1 over New Orleans which came back negative but he reportedly had some swelling in and discomfort in his knee. Calling up Solter suggests there is some concern about Bradford's availability for Week 2. Bradford did fly with the team to Pittsburgh and is currently listed as Questionable.
| Odell Beckham limited in practice Friday|
Expected to be a gametime decision
By: Mike Krueger | Sep 15 2017, 4:30 pm
|Another day, another step in the right direction for New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr.
He was a limited participant at practice for the second straight day and there is a realistic shot barring a setback to his injured left ankle of Beckham playing Monday night against the Detroit Lions, a source told ESPN. Everything is trending in the right direction. (ESPN)|
FFToday's Take: Beckham has been limited the last two days in practice but it sounds like he has a realistic chance of being on the field Monday night. Even if he plays, it will still be a risk for fantasy owners as he won't be 100 percent and his role will be in question. We should get more reports on Beckham's status over the weekend. Monday night would represent 4 weeks since his injury.
| John Brown ruled out for Week 2|
Rookie Chad Williams expected to play
By: Mike Krueger | Sep 15 2017, 4:00 pm
|Receiver John Brown has been ruled out with a quadriceps injury, which means rookie Chad Williams will play in his first game. Receiver John Brown has been ruled out with a quadriceps injury, which means rookie Chad Williams will play in his first game. (Arizona Republic)|
FFToday's Take: Missing David Johnson and Brown, the Cardinals will be relying on veteran Larry Fitzgerald and a combination of Kerwynn William, J.J. Nelson and Jaron Brown for their offensive production. Even in a plus matchup against the Colts, its difficult to trust this offense to post above average fantasy statistics.
| Amendola ruled out for Patriots|
Pats to feature RBs in the passing game?
By: Mike Krueger | Sep 15 2017, 3:00 pm
|The New England Patriots will be without starting linebacker Dont'a Hightower and top slot receiver Danny Amendola for Sunday's road game against the New Orleans Saints, as the club has officially ruled them out with injuries. (ESPN)|
FFToday's Take: With Amendola out, Chris Hogan and Brandin Cooks should be Tom Brady's top wideout targets. Belichick may opt to use his running backs (James White, Rex Burkhead, Dion Lewis) more in the passing game as newly acquired Phillip Dorsett is the only other healthy receiver on the roster.
|Colts to start QB Jacoby Brissett|
Scott Tolzien goes to the bench
By: Mike Krueger | Sep 15 2017, 10:30 am
|Sources: The #Colts are planning on starting QB Jacoby Brissett on Sunday vs. #AZCardinals. Former starter Scott Tolzien goes to the bench.
(Ian Rapoport on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: The Colts were dreadful in Week 1 with Tolzien at the helm (9-18, 128 yds, 2 INTs) but Brissett has been with the team for roughly 2 weeks so it's hard to imagine this offense turning things around in Week 2. Colts players should be on your bench, however Donte Moncrief is worth a desperation flier as he should avoid Patrick Peterson on most plays.
| OBJ needs six to eight weeks to recover?|
Gets in limited practice ahead of Week 2 MNF game
By: Doug Orth | Sep 14 2017, 5:45 pm
|Odell Beckham Jr. said he has a 6-8 week injury. Asked him how he felt today and he gave me a thumbs up. He was officially listed as limited. (ESPN)|
FFToday's Take: Beckham is 3 1/2 weeks into his recovery and was spotted running routes (somewhat gingerly) during warmups prior to the game in Week 1. In all likelihood, he will probably be given a "doubtful" tag and miss the Monday Night Football game against the Detroit Lions before possibly returning in Week 3, which would fall in line with some of the initial recovery projections. When he does return, owners should not hesitate plugging him right back into their lineups.
|Jay Ajayi dealing with knee soreness|
HC: "Not a big issue"
By: Doug Orth | Sep 14 2017, 5:30 pm
|Jay Ajayi has had some knee soreness for a while. Not a big issue per Adam Gase. (Palm Beach Post - Joe Schad)|
FFToday's Take: Ajayi is practicing in full and expected to carry the Dolphins' running game in Week 2 against the Los Angeles Chargers. This news is just a reminder that Miami's workhorse is an injury risk and dropped in the 2015 draft because of concerns over his knee. The Dolphins very much want Kenyan Drake to be the primary backup, but he has his own durability issues. With that said, he's probably the most likely handcuff for Ajayi owners.
| Danny Amendola misses practice Thursday|
Concussion, knee injury make keep Pats receiver out Week 2
By: Mike Krueger | Sep 14 2017, 1:30 pm
|While Dont'a Hightower (knee) & Danny Amendola (concussion/knee) remain absent at practice, DT Vincent Valentine (No. 99/knee) returns. (ESPN)|
FFToday's Take: Amendola could practice Friday but barring a significant turnaround, it's unlikely he will play this week leaving Brandin Cooks and Chris Hogan as the primary wide receivers for Tom Brady. More running back usage could also be in the Patriots gameplan against the Saints.