| Julian Edelman (foot) spotted at practice|
Pats WR unlikely to play Sunday, but should be back soon
By: Antonio D'Arcangelis | Dec 11 2015, 1:15 pm
|Doug Kyed on Twitter: "Breaking: Julian Edelman (foot) has RETURNED to practice. Patriots have perfect attendance today." (Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: It's good news for fantasy owners that Edelman made an appearance on Friday, but it's highly unlikely he'll play this week against Houston. He could be worth a stash for owners with championships that extend until Week 17. For now, Danny Amendola (questionable, knee) should receive the Edelman complement of targets.
|Kendall Wright ruled out for Week 14|
Titans WR has rib injury and will not face the Jets
By: Antonio D'Arcangelis | Dec 11 2015, 1:07 pm
|Tennessee Titans wide receiver Kendall Wright injured his ribs against the Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 13, and had been ruled out for the tilt with the New York Jets. (Bleacher Report)|
FFToday's Take: Dorial Green-Beckham's value is on the rise and makes a decent WR3 this week. This also means a slight upgrade for TE Delanie Walker, who should see at least 8-10 targets.
|DeMarco Murray rumored for Dallas return?|
"A lot of truth" to Eagles RB wanting to head back to Big D in 2016
By: Antonio D'Arcangelis | Dec 11 2015, 8:50 am
|Despite what Eagles running back DeMarco Murray said to reporters on Thursday, the evidence suggests that he’d like to get out of Philly.
There’s a growing feeling that he’d like to return to Dallas.
Per a source with knowledge of the situation, there’s “a lot of truth” to the notion that Murray would like to play for the Cowboys again. (Pro Football Talk)|
FFToday's Take: A third-round pick of the Cowboys in 2011, Murray set a franchise single-season rushing record with 1,845 yards in 2014. He also was named the league’s offensive player of the year. He's a better fit in Dallas than in Chip Kelly's lateral system, but he's currently in a five-year, $40 million deal with the Eagles. Dynasty leaguers may even want to trade for Murray on the cheap in anticipation of a possible return to Big D in 2016.
| Bears to keep Kevin White out for season|
Despite some prior optimism, rookie WR won't play in 2015
By: Antonio D'Arcangelis | Dec 11 2015, 8:45 am
|Bears rookie Kevin White will not play this season, according to the Chicago the Tribune.
White’s recovery from August surgery to repair a stress fracture in his left leg has progressed as the team had hoped, if not better. But the Bears have no plan to clear White for action this season, despite growing outside curiosity as to whether his NFL debut could occur in the next four weeks. (Chicago Tribune)|
FFToday's Take: White, the No. 7 overall pick in last spring’s NFL draft, has been on the physically-unable-to-perform list since the season began. He's worth keeping in dynasty leagues, as he's a special talent with plenty of upside, but there's no point rostering him in redrafts.
| Cooks misses practice Thursday with concussion|
Injury likely suffered in Wednesday practice
By: Doug Orth | Dec 10 2015, 5:40 pm
|The New Orleans Saints might be heading into Tampa with a beaten and battered offense.
WR Brandin Cooks, who leads the Saints in all main receiving categories, missed practice Thursday due to a concussion, a new injury for the receiver. In addition, LT Terron Armstead (knee), RG Jahri Evans (ankle) and RT Zach Strief (shoulder) all missed practice due to injury. (The Advocate)|
FFToday's Take: The blog makes no mention of Willie Snead, who missed last week with a calf injury, or Mark Ingram, who was placed on IR on Wednesday. Cooks has virtually no shot at playing against the Bucs this weekend after suffering a mid-week concussion, meaning Ben Watson and Snead (if he can play) candidates for 10-plus targets. Especially after the loss of Ingram and (in all likelihood) Cooks, Tampa Bay is looking like a solid streaming D/ST option this week.
| Broncos expect Anderson, Hillman at practice FRI|
Kubiak leaves door open for Juwan Thompson to start Week 14
By: Doug Orth | Dec 10 2015, 5:30 pm
|Broncos HC Gary Kubiak expects C.J. Anderson and Ronnie Hillman to go full tomorrow. Said there's a chance Juwan Thompson could start. (Nicki Jhabvala on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: Anderson is trying to recover from an ankle injury while Hillman is battling a foot issue. The fact that Kubiak is willing to concede Thompson could be the starter this week suggests that Hillman's injury, which did not force him from Week 13, could be nearly as serious as the injury that forced Anderson from the same game. This is quickly shaping up as a situation to avoid despite what should be a plus-matchup for the Denver running game.
| Rob Gronkowski on the practice field Thursday|
Will likely be limited
By: Mike Krueger | Dec 10 2015, 1:00 pm
|Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski back at practice Thursday. He missed Wednesday's full-pads session and all of last week's practices. (Mike Reiss on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: Gronk injured his knee Week 12 and missed last week's game against the Eagles. It remains to be seen when he'll return game action but this week against Houston remains unlikely.
| Travis Benjamin limited Thursday|
Shoulder injury caused Browns WR to miss practice Wednesday
By: Mike Krueger | Dec 10 2015, 11:45 am
|Pettine: Travis Benjamin (shoulder) will be limited at practice today. Did not practice yesterday. (Andrew Gribble on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: Benjamin missed practice yesterday so his situation needs to be monitored through the weekend. The 49ers rank in the top of FPTs Allowed to receivers making this a decent matchup for Benjamin and the Browns receivers. Brian Hartline will be a sneaky play if Benjamin sits in Week 14.
| Peyton Manning returns to practice field|
Threw inside for half hour and performed drill work
By: Doug Orth | Dec 10 2015, 7:00 am
|Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning took his first significant steps toward returning to the practice field Wednesday morning, throwing inside for a half hour and performing drill work. Manning hasn't practiced with the team since leaving the Nov. 15 loss against Kansas City with a torn plantar fascia in his left foot. (Denver Post)|
FFToday's Take: There's no definitive timetable for Manning's return and it appears that Brock Osweiler's starting job is safe for the immediate future. It's doubtful Manning would return before the regular season is complete.
|Oakland to sign WR Crabtree to extension |
Wideout ready to cash in on career year
By: Jake Gordon | Dec 9 2015, 7:34 pm
|Michael Crabtree won't be testing the free-agent market again next offseason. The Raiders will be signing the wide receiver to a long-term contract extension, NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Wednesday, via a source informed of the situation. The deal is expected to be finalized soon. According to Rapoport, the extension will be roughly $8 million per year.
FFToday's Take: Oakland's offense is headed in the right direction and fantasy owners should take notice. Locking up Michael Crabtree gives quarterback Derek Carr two productive targets on the outside while Latavius Murray heads up the ground game. Crabtree is currently on pace to match or exceed his career bests in nearly every relevant statistic this year and will head into 2016 as a solid WR3.
| David Johnson to start again, Ellington ruled out|
Logged career-high 22 carries vs. Rams a week ago
By: Jake Gordon | Dec 9 2015, 7:21 pm
|The Cardinals will again be down three important players against the Minnesota Vikings on Thursday, as running back Andre Ellington, cornerback Jerraud Powers and defensive tackle Frostee Rucker couldn’t get healthy given the short week. (AZCentral.com)|
FFToday's Take: Rookie RB David Johnson did just fine carrying the load for the Cardinals last week and he'll be asked to do so again in Week 14 with Andre Ellington already ruled out for Thursday's matchup with the Vikings. Johnson should be able to find just enough room against Minnesota to be a low-end RB2 this week. Meanwhile, Andre Ellington continues to be sidelined with turf toe so Kerwynn Williams and Stepfan Taylor will backup Johnson.
| Mark Ingram placed on IR|
By: Jake Gordon | Dec 9 2015, 5:00 pm
|New Orleans Saints running back Mark Ingram has been placed on injured reserve.
Ingram reportedly injured his shoulder, and was not present during the portion of practice open to the media on Wednesday. He was officially placed on IR Wednesday afternoon.
FFToday's Take: The Saints worst fears were confirmed after tests on Mark Ingram's shoulder this afternoon. This marks the third straight season that Ingram has failed to stay healthy. The door is wide open for C.J. Spiller to become the lead back a what will probably become a RBBC with Tim Hightower also factoring into the mix. Both running backs are worth picking up with Spiller getting more value in PPR formats.
| Jags LB Posluszny undergoes surgery|
By: Jake Gordon | Dec 9 2015, 3:57 pm
|Jaguars middle linebacker Paul Posluszny underwent surgery to repair his broken right hand Tuesday in Philadelphia, but he has not been ruled out of Sunday’s game against Indianapolis. Coach Gus Bradley said the Jaguars could take it all the way up to Sunday morning before deciding Posluszny’s status.
FFToday's Take: Paul Posluszny might not miss a game due to his broken hand and will play with a cast when he does return. Fortunately, Jacksonville kicks off early on Sunday so IDP leaguers should know Posluszny's status prior to kickoff.
| Tyler Eifert returns to practice|
Missed Week 13 with stinger
By: Mike Krueger | Dec 9 2015, 3:00 pm
|Tyler Eifert has returned to practice. That’s a huge lift for Bengals. Missed last week with a stinger. (Paul Dehner Jr. on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: Tyler Kroft started at tight end for the Bengals last week but caught only one pass for 17 yards. Eifert's return will add another redzone weapon for QB Andy Dalton. Eifert leads all tight ends with 12 TDs.
| Mark Ingram dealing with serious shoulder issue?|
Could be season-ending
By: Mike Krueger | Dec 9 2015, 1:29 pm
|I'm told Saints RB Mark Ingram is dealing with a serious shoulder injury. There is some fear it could be season ending. (Rand Getlin on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: If true, this would be another huge blow to the fantasy running back position as Ingram has been a top five performer on the season. Tim Hightower and C.J. Spiller are next up on the depth chart. It's difficult to imagine either one taking on Ingram's full workload. Some form of RBBC would likely take place.
|Johnny Manziel to start againt 49ers|
Austin Davis back to the bench
By: Mike Krueger | Dec 8 2015, 2:30 pm
|Johnny Manziel will start at quarterback for the Cleveland Browns on Sunday against the San Francisco 49ers. The Browns want to further evaluate Manziel's ability on the field and how he handles any success and failure off it, a source told ESPN's Chris Mortensen on Monday. (ESPN)|
FFToday's Take: This move was predictable regardless of Manziel's off-field issues after Austin Davis failed to generate any success in a 37-3 loss to Cincinnati. A matchup against the 49ers represents a better opportunity for the team as a whole and the fantasy prospects of WR Travis Benjamin (shoulder) and TE Gary Barnidge.
| TE Martellus Bennett lands on injured reserve|
By: Mike Krueger | Dec 8 2015, 2:10 pm
|Bears have placed TE Martellus Bennett on season-ending injured reserve with a rib injury & signed TE Rob Housler. (Chicago Bears on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: Bennett has been bothered by a rib injury since Week 11 and hasn't had more than 3 receptions since Week 9. Zach Miller moves back into fantasy relevancy with Robert Housler on the roster for insurance.
| Hurns set to return in Week 14|
Cleared concussion protocol on Monday
By: Doug Orth | Dec 7 2015, 9:55 pm
|Allen Hurns has cleared the NFL's concussion protocol and is able to practice this week and play in Sunday's home game against Indianapolis.
Hurns was cleared Monday afternoon and spoke to the media for the first time since he was injured during the fourth quarter of the Jaguars' 31-25 loss to San Diego at EverBank Field on Nov. 29, saying he has no memory of what happened during the fourth quarter until he was put in the ambulance. Hurns was taken to a local hospital as a precautionary measure but was released within hours. (ESPN)|
FFToday's Take: Hurns has not scored in his last two games after finding the end zone in each of his previous seven, but has straddled the fantasy WR2/WR3 line all year and been a pleasant surprise in the Jaguars' emerging offense. Julius Thomas has seemingly stepped into the role of Blake Bortles' second favorite option, but Hurns should remain a solid WR3 option in fantasy for the remainder of the season.
|Miles Austin cut by Eagles|
Jonathan Krause sees playing time in Week 13
By: Mike Krueger | Dec 7 2015, 6:00 pm
|Chip Kelly might have been hinting at moves to come on Sunday when he decided to bench veteran wide receiver Miles Austin in favor of recently promoted practice squad player Jonathan Krause. The Eagles released Austin on Monday.
Austin, a 31-year-old who signed for $2.3 million back in March, had just one reception for 12 yards in his last four games.
FFToday's Take: Austin's best fantasy day this season came back in Week 2 when he caught two passes for 51 yds and a touchdown. Krause will be part of the Eagles receiver rotation which has no reliable fantasy options. Jordan Matthews is a risky WR3.
|DeMarco Murray a non-factor again in Week 13|
Lost 47 of 61 snaps to Darren Sproles and Kenjon Barner
By: Doug Orth | Dec 7 2015, 4:40 pm
|No big deal, Chip Kelly said. Watching the game it sure felt like a big deal. Struggling DeMarco Murray, last year’s NFL rushing leader, clearly appeared to be demoted Sunday, his workload reduced to just eight carries in the Eagles’ upset win over the Patriots at Gillette Stadium.
Murray played only 14 of 61 snaps Sunday after averaging 36 snaps before Sunday. His previous low this season was 25 vs. the Redskins. With Murray benched most of the game, the Eagles used Darren Sproles and Kenjon Barner to carry the fooball. (CSN Philly)|
FFToday's Take: Kelly explained the carry split by saying he believed that the smaller, faster Barner and Sproles would be better matchups for the Eagles against the Patriots’ larger linebackers. He also said on Monday that he plans on evaluating his running back rotation on a "week-to-week basis" going forward. It's looking more and more as if Kelly might be willing to feature Ryan Mathews, who has missed the last three games, down the stretch if can be cleared of his concussion soon.
|Rams cut loose offensive coordinator|
Frank Cignetti let go, Rob Boras to call plays
By: Mike Krueger | Dec 7 2015, 2:30 pm
|With the Rams' offense continuing to struggle, coach Jeff Fisher has relieved offensive coordinator Frank Cignetti of his duties.
Cignetti will be replaced by Rob Boras, who had the title of assistant coach/offense while also coaching tight ends. Boras, 45, was strongly considered for the offensive coordinator position by Fisher during the offseason.
(St. Louis Post-Dispatch)|
FFToday's Take: The Rams offense has been one of the worst in the league rankings last in passing offense, 31st in total offense and 31st in total points. A Rams QB has thrown for over 200 yards just three times this season. Don't expect any significant offensive improvement down the stretch. An offensive philosophy overhaul and an upgrade at quarterback is needed.
| Danny Amendola expected to play|
By: Mike Krueger | Dec 6 2015, 7:20 am
|Patriots WR Danny Amendola (questionable, knee sprain) is expected to play today vs. Eagles, source said. He missed last week. (Ian Rapoport on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: Amendola was limited in practice this week but should be ready to go for the late-afternoon kickoff. There's some concern he won't be 100 percent but he's a safe enough option to be considered a WR2 in Week 13.
| Austin Sefarian-Jenkins expected to play, finally|
Buccaneers get their tight end back
By: Mike Krueger | Dec 6 2015, 7:00 am
|Buccaneers TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins is expected to return to action today after missing past nine games with shoulder injury, per sources. (Adam Schefter on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: ASJ has dealt with a shoulder injury for much of the season and after turning in limited practices for weeks, he will finally see the field on gameday. His usage remains a mystery so he won't be a recommended fantasy play today, but should be on your radar if you're hurting at the tight end position.
| Ellington ruled out, David Johnson to start|
Rookie RB set to handle heavy workload
By: John Canario | Dec 4 2015, 5:40 pm
|Andre Ellington (toe) has been ruled out for Sunday's game in St. Louis. As expected, Ellington will miss at least one game due to the turf toe injury he suffered in Week 12. David Johnson is thus set to serve as the unquestioned leader of Arizona's backfield in Sunday's game, but with Chris Johnson done for the season, Ellington may still get his shot at an increased role. David Johnson will be backed up by Stepfan Taylor and Kerwynn Williams. (CBS Sports)|
FFToday's Take: Despite some fumbling issues, David Johnson has been fairly productive as a rookie. The 24-year-old, who has eight touchdowns this season, will be looking to add to that total against the Rams on Sunday.
| Allen Hurns ruled out with concussion|
Jags' WR has not cleared NFL's concussion protocol
By: John Canario | Dec 4 2015, 5:30 pm
|Jacksonville Jaguars receiver Allen Hurns will not play against Tennessee on Sunday because he has not yet cleared the NFL's concussion protocol. Hurns was one of three players the Jaguars (4-7) ruled out against the Titans (2-9). Linebacker Dan Skuta (groin) and backup running back Toby Gerhart (groin) also will not play. Hurns suffered the concussion in the fourth quarter of Sunday's 31-25 loss to San Diego. This week's game will be the first he's missed since he signed with the Jaguars as an undrafted free agent in 2014. Hurns has battled through an ankle injury and a sports hernia this season to catch 48 passes for 758 yards and seven touchdowns.
FFToday's Take: Hurns has quietly been a top-15 fantasy WR this year, outproducing names like Demaryius Thomas, Randall Cobb and T.Y. Hilton. In his absence this week, Marqise Lee should slide into Hurns' spot opposite Allen Robinson.
| Packers work out RB Montee Ball|
Green Bay desperate for rushing help
By: John Canario | Dec 4 2015, 5:25 pm
|The Packers are clearly searching for answers in their running game, and Friday they worked out former Broncos running back Montee Ball. ESPN’s Field Yates first reported Ball’s workout. A second-round pick in 2013, Ball was released by the Broncos in the preseason. He had one touchdown run last season. The Packers started James Starks at running back in Thursday night’s win over the Lions despite Eddie Lacy having posted consecutive 100-yard games. Aaron Rodgers led the team in rushing in the game with 27 yards. (NBC Sports)|
FFToday's Take: Even if the Packers sign Ball, there's no guarantee that he'll usurp James Starks or Eddie Lacy as the team's new lead back. Forget about Ball, unless you have space on your bench for a low-chance flier that's unlikely to pay dividends.
| Gronk out, Amendola likely in|
Pats likely to get one offensive weapon back this week
By: John Canario | Dec 4 2015, 5:20 pm
|Rob Gronkowski will miss this week's New England Patriots game versus the Philadelphia Eagles, as expected. The All Pro tight end has been ruled out for Week 13 with a knee injury. As NFL Media's Albert Breer points out, it's not a good sign for the next week's availability when the Patriots rule out a player on Friday. With Julian Edelman (foot) also sidelined, Tom Brady would benefit from Danny Amendola's return to the lineup. Amendola is expected to suit up, barring a setback. (NFL.com)|
FFToday's Take: Last Friday, it looked as though Amendola would suit for the Pats' tilt with the Broncos but he was later ruled out. Amendola owners will want to monitor his status leading up to the 4:25 pm ET kickoff.
| Big Ben expected to play Sunday|
QB practiced all week
By: John Canario | Dec 4 2015, 5:00 pm
|The Steelers saw two of their players leave last Sunday’s game with concussions, but both quarterback Ben Roethlisberger and linebacker Ryan Shazier are expected to play against the Colts on Sunday night. Roethlisberger was a full participant in practice all week and Shazier moved to that level in Thursday’s session, leading the Steelers to list them both as probable for Week 13. Both players have missed games due to other injuries this season, but their quick progress through the concussion protocol will have them helping the playoff push in Pittsburgh. (NBC Sports)|
FFToday's Take: Roethlisberger is a must-start this weekend against the Colts. The banged up veteran rattled off 456 passing yards last week, and has passed for at least 330 yards in five of the seven games he's played in this year.
| Matt Bryant, Leonard Hankerson out Week 13|
Shanye Graham to handle kicking duties
By: Mike Krueger | Dec 4 2015, 1:40 pm
|Falcons kicker Matt Bryant (quadriceps) and wide receiver Leonard Hankerson (hamstring) were declared out of Sunday’s game against Tampa Bay by head coach Dan Quinn on Friday. (Atlanta Journal Constitution)|
FFToday's Take: Devin Hester is expected to be active at WR but Hankerson's absence has typically meant more work for tight end Jacob Tamme. Tamme will be a low-end TE1 against the Bucs. Shayne Graham will handle the kicking duties.
| Heath Miller gametime decision, not likely to play|
By: Mike Krueger | Dec 4 2015, 1:25 pm
|Ben good to go for Colts, per team source. Heath Miller game-time decision but not likely. (Gerry Dulac on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: It sounds like Jesse James will fill-in for Miller on Sunday Night Football against the Colts. James will be a TE2 in a game that should feature DeAngelo Williams and the Steeler outside receivers.
|Jonathan Stewart to see fewer carries?|
HC Ron Rivera will look for opportunities to keep his RB fresh
By: Doug Orth | Dec 3 2015, 7:30 pm
|Panthers HC Ron Rivera says he's going to try to find chances to spell Jonathan Stewart as Panthers head into stretch run. (Joe Person on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: Although fantasy owners don't like the idea of one of the few remaining 20-carry backs seeing his carries reduced down the stretch, it makes sense given the team's standing in the NFC, Stewart's injury history and the fact so many of his carries are physical inside runs. Still, it is unlikely Stewart will lose more than 3-5 touches per game to Mike Tolbert or Cameron Artis-Payne, so any drop-off in fantasy should be minimal.
|Ware and West to share carries in Week 13?|
Chiefs may use RBBC against Raiders
By: Mike Krueger | Dec 3 2015, 1:00 pm
|Charcandrick West and Spencer Ware will form a committee at running back when the Chiefs visit Oakland on Sunday.
“It goes without saying, it’s still a running back by committee,” Chiefs offensive coordinator Doug Pederson said Thursday. “I think you have to use them both. Here’s two young running backs that are playing a lot and we’re getting to that time of the season where bodies are really getting sore and banged up.” (KC Star)|
FFToday's Take: Not exactly the news fantasy owners want to hear. West is due back from a hamstring injury and is set to share time with Ware who got the start last week. Andy Reid typically likes to dump a good portion of the workload on one running back but with both backs performing well in recent weeks, Ware may see more short-yardage and goal line opportunities. Both RBs have deflated value heading into Week 13.
| Tyler Eifert misses practice Thursday|
By: Mike Krueger | Dec 3 2015, 12:38 pm
|For the second consecutive day on Thursday, tight end Tyler Eifert and cornerback Adam Jones missed practice. Traditionally under Marvin Lewis, any player missing the two most laborious practices of the week won't play Sunday. (Cincinnati.com)|
FFToday's Take: The Bengals tight end suffered a neck stinger in last week's game and looks very shaky to play in Week 13. Tyler Kroft would fill in at TE if Eifert doesn't play but won't be a recommended fantasy option. Marvin Jones and Mohamed Sanu would likely see an increase in target if Eifert sits.
| Nick Foles takes first team reps for Rams|
Case Keenum remains in concussion protocol
By: Jake Gordon | Dec 2 2015, 7:37 pm
|ST. LOUIS (AP) — Case Keenum remains in the concussion protocol for the St. Louis Rams, with Nick Foles getting the majority of snaps at quarterback. (USA Today)|
FFToday's Take: It's still early enough in the week for Case Keenum's status to be upgraded however, teams have been more cautious with rushing players back from concussions this year. Nick Foles would get another start if Keenum isn't cleared by Sunday. Regardless of who is under center, the divisional matchup against Arizona prevents either quarterback from being a worthy fantasy option for Week 13.
| Bradford thinks he'll play Sunday|
By: Jake Gordon | Dec 2 2015, 6:00 pm
|After missing the last two games because of a concussion and a separated shoulder in his nonthrowing arm, Sam Bradford sounded optimistic Wednesday that he will return to the starting lineup this weekend.
"I hope so," Bradford said. "I think, barring any setbacks, I expect to. But at the end of the day, that's going to be up to the coaching and training staff, if they feel that I'm ready to go out there and play at a high level." (Philly.com)|
FFToday's Take: Mark Sanchez played decent over the past three weeks, yet his decision-making skills have the team hoping to get their starter back this weekend. Sam Bradford hasn't thrown multiple touchdown passes or eclipsed more than 300 passing yards in a single game since Week 5. He should give the team a better chance against the Patriots, but he remains outside the top ten starting fantasy options for Week 13.
| Peyton Manning has cast removed|
Still in walking boot
By: Jake Gordon | Dec 2 2015, 5:00 pm
|Denver Broncos coach Gary Kubiak said Wednesday that the cast came off, but the quarterback is still in a boot as he recovers from a plantar fascia injury. The cast removal means Peyton Manning can now start rehabbing, but the quarterback said on Wednesday that he is week-to-week.
FFToday's Take: If you haven't already moved on from Peyton Manning (plantar fascia), you should consider using the roster spot on someone else. If and when he does return this season, he will be tough for Denver HC Gary Kubiak to push Brock Osweiler back to the sidelines after the success he has had since taking over as the team's starting quarterback. Osweiler doesn't bring a ton of fantasy upside but he could be a useful matchup option down the stretch in deeper leagues.
| Andrew Luck feeling 'better every day'|
Colts QB is throwing again
By: Jake Gordon | Dec 2 2015, 4:00 pm
|INDIANAPOLIS -- Andrew Luck has taken another step in his return to the field for the Colts.
The quarterback, who has been out since Nov. 10 with a lacerated kidney and partially torn abdominal muscle, started throwing the football last week and did so again on Wednesday.
"Feeling better every day," Luck said. "Getting some good work in, getting back into it and keep working day by day." (ESPN.com)|
FFToday's Take: The Colts refuse to put a timeline on Andrew Luck's recovery, but some suggest he will be back before the end of the regular season. HC Chuck Pagano insists that the team's franchise quarterback will not return until he is 100 percent healthy so anyone holding onto him in redraft leagues is simply taking a low risk flier that he might be able to make a splash during the fantasy playoffs.
| Devonta Freeman back at practice|
Falcons RB set to play Week 13
By: Mike Krueger | Dec 2 2015, 12:35 pm
|Quinn: Devonta Freeman has been cleared and will practice fully today. He's absolutely "jacked" about returning. (Atlanta Falcons on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: Freeman missed last week's game with a concussion but will be back to his lead running back role in Week 13 against the Bucs. Freeman posted a 21-88 rushing line along with 6 receptions for 43 yards against Tampa Bay in Week 8.
| Allen Hurns misses practice Wednesday|
Concussion suffered in Week 12
By: Mike Krueger | Dec 2 2015, 12:10 pm
|Jaguars WR Allen Hurns remains in league's concussion protocol. Will not practice today. (Ryan O\'Halloran)|
FFToday's Take: Hurns was taken off the field last week on a stretcher and later diagnosed with a concussion. He's a longshot to play against the Titans in Week 13, leaving Allen Robinson and TE Julius Thomas as the main targets for Blake Bortles.
|Browns name Austin Davis the starter for Wk 13|
Manziel will be the backup
By: Mike Krueger | Dec 2 2015, 11:30 am
|Johnny Manziel isn't out of the doghouse just yet.
Browns coach Mike Pettine on Wednesday morning named Austin Davis the starter over Manziel for Sunday's game against the Cincinnati Bengals at FirstEnergy Stadium.
(Cleveland Plain Dealer)|
FFToday's Take: Josh McCown has been placed on IR with a broken collarbone. Manziel is being punished for reportedly lying to coaches about his off-field activities during the bye week. Davis went 7-for-10 for 77 yards, and a 42-yard TD in relief of McCown last week. He's a QB2 against the Bengals.