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Injury Reggie Bush limited on Sunday
Ankle injury continues to bother Lions' RB
By: Mike Krueger | Nov 10 2014, 11:30 am

Detroit Lions
Caldwell on Reggie Bush's limited role: "He just got a little nicked up during the course of the game so he wasn’t able to do as much as he’d like". (Dave Birkett via Twitter)

FFToday's Take: Bush hasn't topped 6.5 fantasy points since Week 3. He continues to miss time on Sunday's because of a nagging ankle injury. As a result, he can't be trusted in fantasy lineups.
Injury Titans TE Delanie Walker suffers concussion
Titans play Monday night in Week 11
By: Mike Krueger | Nov 10 2014, 9:30 am

Tennessee Titans
The Titans suffered a significant blow when Delanie Walker suffered a concussion in the second quarter. It forced them to finish the game with tight ends Chase Coffman and Richard Gordon, who weren't on the roster at the beginning of the season. (The Tennessean)

FFToday's Take: Walker leads the Titans in receiving with 512 yards and 4 TDs so it will be a significant loss if he's unable to get through the NFL's concussion protocol before Monday. The Titans play the Steelers on Monday night football in Week 11.
Injury Watkins, Jackson are both active for Bills
Both dealing with groin injuries
By: Mike Krueger | Nov 9 2014, 11:30 am

Buffalo Bills
Fred Jackson and Sammy Watkins are ACTIVE. (Buffalo Bills via Twitter)

FFToday's Take: Both Bills' players are dealing with groin injuries. I'd be leery of starting Jackson if you have other viable options at the running back position. I'd be more comfortable starting Watkins but either are 100 percent and represent considerable risk.
Injury Cardinals fear torn ACL for Carson Palmer
Drew Stanton expected to be starting QB
By: Mike Krueger | Nov 9 2014, 7:41 am

Arizona Cardinals
Per multiple reports, the Cardinals fear that quarterback Carson Palmer has suffered a torn ACL in his left knee. It’s the same left knee in which Palmer tore an ACL on a low hit in the first throw of the wild-card game to cap the 2005 season. (ProFootballTalk)

FFToday's Take: A tough break for Palmer who just signed a three-year contract extension earlier this week. Drew Stanton will take over as the starting quarterback in Arizona. He was below average in three starts earlier this season completing 49 percent of his throws for 176 yards and .67 TDs per game against the Giants, 49ers and Broncos.
Injury Martellus Bennett rib injury, Questionable
Missed practice Friday
By: Mike Krueger | Nov 7 2014, 3:10 pm

Chicgao Bears
Martellus Bennett has been listed as questionable for the game after missing practice on Friday because of a rib injury. Bennett popped up on the injury report for the first time on Thursday as a limited participant in practice, which suggests he suffered the injury during that day’s practice. (Pro Football Talk)

FFToday's Take: It's never a good sign when players miss practice on Friday but it should be noted Bennett said after practice he will probably play. Bennett owners should have plan B in place. The Bears and Packers play Sunday night.
Injury Sammy Watkins misses practie Friday
Status for Sunday in question
By: Mike Krueger | Nov 7 2014, 11:48 am

Buffalo Bills
The status of the Bills’ leading receiver for Sunday’s game vs. Kansas City remains in some question. Wide receiver Sammy Watkins (groin) was not spotted at practice on Friday, multiple club beat writers reported, including Mike Rodak of ESPN.com. (Pro Football Talk)

FFToday's Take: Watkins tweaked his groin in practice Wednesday and missed practice Thursday and Friday. It appears he will be a gametime decision. The Bills do play early on Sunday so we will know his status when the Inactives come out at 11:30 am Eastern. Robert Woods and Mike Williams would likely start if Watkins sits.
Injury Romo practices Friday, listed as Probable
Signs point to Romo starting
By: Mike Krueger | Nov 7 2014, 11:30 am

Dallas Cowboys
Though Tony Romo won’t be pushed Friday, he did take all the offensive work with no defensive pressure early in practice Friday and made all of the throws. Brandon Weeden wasn’t doing any of that. So all signs still point to Romo starting Sunday. (Dallas Morning News)

FFToday's Take: With a bye next week, it's somewhat surprising that Romo is in line for the start on Sunday. In any case, expect the Cowboys to pound the running game against a Jaguars defense that just gave up 154 yards and 2 TDs to Jeremy Hill in Week 9.
Injury Rashad Jennings takes scout-team reps
Limited in practice Thursday; recovering from sprained MCL
By: Doug Orth | Nov 6 2014, 4:30 pm

New York Giants
Rashad Jennings was a surprise participant in practice Thursday, warming up with the team and then taking some scout team reps later on. The Giants officially listed him as limited. "It’s getting close," Jennings said. "No setbacks. Felt like myself a little bit. Tomorrow I plan on doing the same thing, and just going from there." Jennings has missed the past three games with a sprained MCL. He was among the league leaders in rushing when he went down. (ESPN)

FFToday's Take: HC Tom Coughlin said Jennings "did pretty well", but did not speculate about his status for Sunday. Despite the optimism, the Giants have been cautious all along with Jennings, so it would be a surprise to see him play this week. It seems much more likely the team would give their running back one more week to make sure he is 100 percent, making him a decent bet to be on the field in Week 11 against the Niners. Andre Williams and Peyton Hillis will likely split time in the interim.
Injury Ravens CB Jimmy Smith out for season
Foot injury
By: Doug Orth | Nov 6 2014, 4:15 pm

Baltimore Ravens
Ravens spokesman Kevin Byrne announced CB Jimmy Smith had surgery and is out for the season. (Aaron Wilson on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: A foot injury that was only supposed to keep Smith out until Week 13 at the latest is the reason Baltimore's top cornerback will not suit up again this season. According to Pro Football Focus, Smith had surrendered only 20 catches for 163 yards and no touchdowns, while opposing signal-callers had accrued a 51.5 QB rating on passes thrown in his coverage - the fourth-lowest in the league. Without Smith, Baltimore will struggle stopping the pass going forward.
Injury Gio Bernard could be out past Week 10
Bengals plan on keeping Jeremy Hill involved after return
By: Doug Orth | Nov 6 2014, 3:40 pm

Cincinnati Bengals
Bengals RB Giovani Bernard is out tonight, and could miss more time. And when he gets back, coaches won't be going away from Jeremy Hill. (Albert Breer on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: The hip pointer injury that wasn't supposed to keep Bernard out of one game sounds like it might keep him out at least three. Saddle up Hill, who could post RB1 numbers tonight against the Browns and possibly next week in New Orleans.
Injury Fred Jackson practices for second straight day
Groin injury
By: Mike Krueger | Nov 6 2014, 11:20 am

Buffalo Bills
Fred Jackson is out here and practicing for the second straight day. (Joe Buscaglia via Twitter)

FFToday's Take: Jackson is coming off a groin injury and it still remains to be seen if he'll play on Sunday but he's certainly trending the right direction. If he sits, Anthony Dixon would get the start and share time with Bryce Brown.
Injury Cecil Shorts misses practice Thursday
Expects to play Sunday
By: Mike Krueger | Nov 6 2014, 10:21 am

Jacksonville Jaguars
Jaguars receiver Cecil Shorts sat out today’s practice at The Grove with hamstring tightness but anticipates playing Sunday against Dallas. “Taking today off to rest it and then go out there and practice [Friday] and go from there,” Shorts said before practice. “I felt good waking up this morning and [the trainers] were happy with my strength.” (Florida Times Union)

FFToday's Take: Today was a rest day for the Jags receiver. As long as he makes it through practice on Friday without any setbacks he should be good to go Sunday against the Cowboys. Shorts is nothing more than a WR4. He's topped 41 receiving yards only once this season.
Injury Sammy Watkins aggravates groin injury
Limited in practice Wednesday
By: Mike Krueger | Nov 5 2014, 1:09 pm

Buffalo Bills
Sammy Watkins suffered a groin injury today and wasn't able to finish practice. Marrone says he "doesn't know" about Sammy Watkins' availability for Sunday. My take on the coach's body language is there is serious doubt. (Jay Skurski via Twitter)

FFToday's Take: We'll get a better indication of the seriousness of this injury tomorrow. If Watkins doesn't practice, his availability for Sunday's game against the Chiefs will be in doubt. Owners should be looking at alternate options immediately.
Texans make switch at QB, Mallett to start Week 11
Ryan Fitzpatrick benched
By: Mike Krueger | Nov 5 2014, 11:45 am

Houston Texans
Ryan Mallett is the Texans’ new starting quarterback. Coach Bill O’Brien named Mallett the starter Wednesday, after debating during recent days whether to make a change. The first-year coach acknowledged the decision to bench veteran Ryan Fitzpatrick was "very difficult." (Houston Chronicle)

FFToday's Take: Fitzpatrick will be the backup in Week 11 with Tom Savage operating as the No. 3 quarterback. Fitzpatrick has completed 62 percent of his passes for 1960 yards, 11 TDs and 8 INTs in nine games. The Texans are 4-5 and looking for a spark. For now, consider Mallett a QB2 until he shows consistency with Andre Johnson and DeAndre Hopkins.
Mike Glennon out, Josh McCown in
Bucccaneers make a switch at QB
By: Mike Krueger | Nov 4 2014, 7:00 pm

Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Mike Glennon told Tampa's WDAE-AM on Tuesday night that he has been told Josh McCown will reclaim the starting quarterback job for Sunday's game versus the Atlanta Falcons. "I met with (interim offensive coordinator) Marcus Arroyo and Lovie (Smith) this morning," Glennon said, "and they decided that it would be best for Josh to go ahead this week and get the start." (NFL.com)

FFToday's Take: McCown didn't exactly light the world on fire Weeks 1 and 2 as the starter, combining for 362 yards and two touchdowns against Carolina and St. Louis. Glennon has been marginally better but has thrown six interceptions in his last five games. The Bucs QB situation is one to avoid in fantasy football.
Injury Jeremy Hill poised for another big workload
Rookie should start again Thursday with Bernard likely out
By: Antonio D'Arcangelis | Nov 4 2014, 11:45 am

Cincinnati Bengals
With a Thursday night game against the Cleveland Browns, the Bengals held a brief walkthrough late Monday afternoon in the stadium. They'll practice once more this week -- Tuesday. It will be after Tuesday's practice that Cincinnati's official pregame injury report will be announced. Right now, it appears running back Giovani Bernard will end up right back in the same spot he was on last week's injury report: doubtful. The second-year back is recovering from a pair of injuries to his hip and clavicle. Just like all of last week's practices, Bernard didn't participate in Monday's walkthrough. He was around the locker room for part of the afternoon, but he didn't step foot on the field. Jeremy Hill is coming off a huge performance in Week 9. (ESPN)

FFToday's Take: Hill should be in line for another big day on a short week, as it appears Bernard is unlikely to play. The rookie is a no-brainer RB1 until Bernard returns.
Doug Martin looking like odd man out for Bucs
Bobby Rainey and Charles Sims are 1-2 in RB rotation
By: Antonio D'Arcangelis | Nov 4 2014, 10:30 am

Tampa Bay Buccaneers
The Bucs have been starting Doug Martin for most of the season. That’s understandable because Martin rushed for more than 1,400 yards as a rookie in 2012. But the NFL is a league that’s all about what has happened lately. For Martin, not much has. He missed much of 2013 with a shoulder injury. He's been dealing with knee and ankle injuries this seasons and hasn’t produced much. Martin has gained 166 yards on 28 carries, an average of 2.9 yards per carry. Backup Bobby Rainey has been more productive than Martin, averaging 4.6 yards per carry. Top that off with the fact that rookie Charles Sims is close to being active, and things aren’t looking really bright for Martin. He was a first-round pick in 2012. But it’s looking like Martin could be the third man in a two-back rotation for the rest of this season. (ESPN)

FFToday's Take: While you can't quite drop Martin yet, it's looking more and more like Rainey is the back to own in Tampa Bay, with Sims and Martin filling in the rest of the workload. Rainey isn't a world-beater, but he's capable in all aspects of every-down duties and his workmanlike resolve has finally helped provide a significant fantasy opportunity for owners who stashed him.
Injury Nick Foles (broken collarbone) out 6-8 weeks
Mark Sanchez to assume reins to offense
By: Antonio D'Arcangelis | Nov 4 2014, 9:40 am

Philadelphia Eagles
McLane posted "Looks more and more like Mark Sanchez at QB for the rest of the #Eagles season and possibly the playoffs." Both McLane and ESPN's Adam Schefter set Foles' timetable at 6-8 weeks, and that may even be on the optimistic side. Coming in cold off the bench Sunday, Sanchez completed 4-of-4 targets to Jeremy Maclin for gains of 52, 7, 21, and an eight-yard touchdown. Sanchez struggles to throw the ball outside the numbers, however, which could put a dent in Riley Cooper's already limited fantasy appeal. (Twitter (Jeff McLane))

FFToday's Take: McLane is the Eagles beat writer for the Philly Inquirer, and Chip Kelly sounded Monday as if Sanchez had a tenuous lock on the starting job the rest of the way. Given Sanchez's checkdown game, it's likely that we'll see more Zach Ertz and receptions for RBs LeSean McCoy and Darren Sproles going forward. Sanchez is worth an add in all formats in this potent offense.
Injury Tony Romo makes London trip
Cowboys QB could still play Week 10
By: Antonio D'Arcangelis | Nov 4 2014, 9:30 am

Dallas Cowboys
Baylor quarterback Bryce Petty can relate to what Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo is going through with his latest back injury. Petty suffered two cracks in the transverse process in his back this year and it caused him to miss a game. When asked during a Monday press conference if he had any advice for Romo, Petty joked, “he can call me if he wants.” “Everybody deals with it different,” Petty added. “What doesn’t kill you only makes you stronger. He’ll be fine, like I am. As far as a back injury to have, this is the one to have. It kind of heals itself. He has all the good people up there to help him out, just like I had the people down here to help [me] out.” Petty suffered the injury in the season opener against SMU. He didn’t play the following week against Northwestern State but returned the following week and has played in every game since. Romo suffered a pair of transverse process fractures in his back on Oct. 27. The Cowboys quarterback did not play in Sunday’s 28-17 loss to Arizona and his availability for this weekend’s game in London remains in question. (Dallas Morning News)

FFToday's Take: The venerable Romo has a little more wear and tear on his back than Petty, but given how awful the passing game looked in Week 9, the Cowboys will do everything they can to get him on the field. If he plays, he's in the conversation again as a QB1.
Injury Foster suffers groin injury in Week 9 loss
Day-to-day, for now
By: Doug Orth | Nov 3 2014, 4:10 pm

Houston Texans
Texans RB Arian Foster left Sunday's game against the Philadelphia Eagles midway through the third quarter after suffering a groin injury. Foster's frustration was evident on the field, as he slammed his helmet onto the ground before heading to the locker room shortly thereafter. A pending MRI will offer more details as to how significant Foster's injury is. (ESPN)

FFToday's Take: Texans insider Drew Dougherty tweeted that HC Bill O'Brien merely said his running back was "day-to-day" on Monday. Houston's bye week couldn't come at a better time for Foster, who has been fantasy's highest-scoring back since missing Week 4 with a hamstring injury. For what it is worth, CBS and NFL Network have already reported the injury was not all that serious. Alfred Blue would be the favorite for 15-plus touches in Week 11 if Foster is still sidelined.
Injury Lamar Miller suffers shoulder injury in Week 9
Sprained AC joint
By: Doug Orth | Nov 3 2014, 4:00 pm

Lamar Miller left Sunday’s game late in the third quarter with a shoulder injury. As part of its examination, the team’s medical staff asked Miller to lift his hand over his head. He could only get it about halfway. Flash-forward to the victorious locker room, and he showed a similar difficulty when putting on his shirt. But Miller, who rushed for 49 yards and a touchdown on 11 carries, said he only sustained a stinger and could have returned to the game, had that outcome not already been decided. (Miami Herald)

FFToday's Take: Dolphins beat writer Armando Salguero tweeted Monday that Miller was diagnosed with a sprained AC joint - the same injury that has bothered DeSean Jackson and Jordan Cameron this season. Given Miller's position, he is at a much higher risk of aggravating the injury than Jackson or Cameron. Thus, Damien Williams and Daniel Thomas - in that order - should be considered as must-have handcuffs until further notice.
Injury Fred Jackson not practicing on Monday
Halfway through expected 2-4 week recovery for groin injury
By: Doug Orth | Nov 3 2014, 3:10 pm

Buffalo Bills
Bills RB Fred Jackson missed Buffalo’s Week 8 game with a groin injury suffered in Week 7 against Minnesota. He’s been getting treatment and rehabbing throughout the bye week and is hoping to return sooner rather than later. Bills HC Doug Marrone will provide an update this afternoon on Jackson’s chances to return to the lineup this week. (BuffaloBills.com)

FFToday's Take: Bills beat writer Joe Buscaglia tweeted that Jackson did not practice on Monday, which is hardly surprising for a 33-year-old running back just over two weeks into an injury recovery that is expected to take up to four weeks. Bryce Brown and Anthony Dixon will continue to hold down the fort in his absence, but Jackson has high-end RB2 potential down the stretch in a C.J. Spiller-less backfield.
Texans mulling quarterback change?
HC looking for a "spark" for struggling offense
By: Doug Orth | Nov 3 2014, 2:35 pm

Houston Texans
Following a 31-21 defeat to the Eagles on Sunday at NRG Stadium and another inconsistent showing from the offense, Texan HC Bill O’Brien didn’t come close to benching Ryan Fitzpatrick. But the first-year coach did say every position will be evaluated and he’s looking for a “spark” to ignite a stalled unit. O’Brien said if anyone is at fault, it’s the coach and play-caller. “If the blame is pinpointed anywhere, the blame is pinpointed here,” O’Brien said. “I’ve got to do a better job of getting these guys pointed in the right direction.” (Houston Chronicle)

FFToday's Take: O'Brien committed to Fitzpatrick as the starter early on in the offseason, but he was not signed to be the long-term answer in Houston. Ryan Mallett is waiting in the wings and could be on the verge of making his first career start sometime this season, perhaps as soon as after Houston's Week 10 bye. While he lacks Fitzpatrick's vast experience, there are no questions about his ability to throw downfield.
Injury Kyle Rudolph eyeing Week 11 for return
Vikings TE recovering from hernia surgery
By: Mike Krueger | Nov 3 2014, 7:00 am

Minnesota Vikings
The Vikings are winding down for the bye but tight end Kyle Rudolph is ramping up his rehabilitation from hernia surgery and targeting the team's next game, Nov. 16 at Chicago, for his return. "That's my goal," Rudolph said after Sunday's 29-26 victory over Washington. "I've got to get myself in football shape. In my mind, I have two weeks to get ready so I'm going to do everything I can to get out there then." (Pioneer Press)

FFToday's Take: The Vikings have a bye Week 10 and will face the Bears in Week 11. Rudolph was averaging 5.6 targets per game before his injury in Week 3. He's a worthy stash if you're needy at the tight end position and have the roster depth.
Injury Broken collarbone for Foles, out indefinitely
Mark Sanchez is next man up
By: Mike Krueger | Nov 2 2014, 10:00 pm

Philadelphia Eagles
Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Nick Foles will be out indefinitely with a broken collarbone, a source told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter. (ESPN)

FFToday's Take: The injury is to Foles' non-throwing shoulder but its expected to sideline the Eagles quarterback for multiple weeks. Mark Sanchez stepped in for Foles and completed 15-of-22 for 202 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions. Sanchez is a viable fantasy QB and will be a popular waiver wire add in Week 10.
Injury Romo out, Brandon Weeden to start
Back injury will keep Cowboys' QB on the sideline
By: Mike Krueger | Nov 2 2014, 9:30 am

Dallas Cowboys
Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo will not play Sunday against the Arizona Cardinals, a source confirmed to ESPN. Romo suffered two transverse process fractures in last week's loss to the Washington Redskins, according to sources. While there can be no further damage, Romo did not practice all week and remained in a good amount of pain later in the week. (ESPN)

FFToday's Take: The Cowboys have a bye in Week 11 so there is a possibility that Romo will sit the next two games. With Brandon Weeden at quarterback expect the Cowboys to have a run-heavy approach meaning slight downgrades for Dez Bryant and Terrance Williams.
Injury A.J. Green expected to play
No setbacks in practice
By: Mike Krueger | Nov 2 2014, 8:12 am

Cincinnati Bengals
Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver A.J. Green, who has missed the past three games with a toe injury, will play Sunday against the Jaguars, a league source told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter. (ESPN)

FFToday's Take: Green has missed the last three games with a toe injury and was limited in practice all week but suffered no setbacks and is ready to go for Week 9. He's a WR1 whenever he's in the lineup.
Injury Romo has two small fractures in back
Still has a chance to play
By: Mike Krueger | Nov 1 2014, 6:38 pm

Dallas Cowboys
Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo suffered two fractured transverse process in his back in the loss to the Washington Redskins, but there remains a chance he could play Sunday against the Arizona Cardinals, according to multiple sources. (ESPN)

FFToday's Take: Romo missed practice all week and the Cowboys have said that he will be a gametime decision. Brandon Weeden would get the start against the Cardinals if Romo sits. Look for the Cowboys to have a run-heavy gameplan regardless of who takes snaps from center. Romo owners should making other plans at the quarterback position.
Injury Giovani Bernard out with hip injury
Jeremy Hill to get the start
By: Mike Krueger | Oct 31 2014, 1:45 pm

Cincinnati Bengals
Bengals RB Giovani Bernard has been ruled out for Sunday with a hip pointer. Bit of a surprise, they thought he’d be OK. (Ian Rapoport via Twitter)

FFToday's Take: With Bernard out, rookie Jeremy Hill will get the start and be borderline RB1 in Week 9. The Jaguars are middle-of-the-pack ranking 16th in fantasy points allowed to running backs.
Injury Doug Martin misses practice Friday
Will likely be inactive
By: Mike Krueger | Oct 31 2014, 1:45 pm

Tampa Bay Buccaneers
For the third day in a row, the Bucs practiced without starting left tackle Anthony Collins (foot) and running back Doug Martin (ankle) with return specialist Trindon Holliday joining them on the sidelines Friday after tweaking a hamstring in Thursday's drills. Barring a surprise, all three would likely be inactive for Sunday's game at Cleveland (Tampa Times)

FFToday's Take: Martin hasn't officially been ruled out but he's a candidate for the inactive list on Sunday. In his absence, Bobby Rainey and Charles Sims will likely handle the rushing duties against the Browns with Rainey getting the start.
Injury Romo misses practices Fri, gametime decision
Back injury
By: Mike Krueger | Oct 31 2014, 12:25 pm

Dallas Cowboys
Tony Romo is missing his third straight day of practice with a back injury and could be a game-time call against the Cardinals. "We've still got about 48 hours to the game," coach Jason Garrett said, "so we're going to give him every chance." (ESPN)

FFToday's Take: Romo has missed practice all week and it might be wise to sit him this week against the Cardinals. Brandon Weeden would get the start if Romo doesn't play. The Cowboys play at 1 Eastern on Sunday.
Injury Jordan Cameron ruled out for Week 9
Browns TE out with concussion
By: Mike Krueger | Oct 31 2014, 12:03 pm

Cleveland Browns
Browns TE Jordan Cameron out for Bucs with concussion. (Mary Kay Cabot via Twitter)

FFToday's Take: The Browns play next Thursday night so it's no sure thing that Cameron will be cleared in time for Week 10. With Jim Dray and Gary Barnidge sharing duties, fantasy owners can look elsewhere for the tight end in Week 9.
Green likely in, Bernard possibly out in Week 9
WR healing from toe injury; Bernard dealing with hip injury
By: Doug Orth | Oct 30 2014, 4:50 pm

Cincinnati Bengals
The Bengals look like they have a good chance of getting WR A.J. Green back in the lineup for Sunday’s game against the Jaguars as Green participated in practice again on Thursday. However, RB Giovani Bernard missed a second straight day of practice on Thursday because of the hip injury he suffered against Baltimore last weekend. Geoff Hobson of the team’s website reported Bernard’s absence and added that “you have to figure he’s going to be out” when the Bengals take the field against the Jaguars. (Pro Football Talk)

FFToday's Take: If Bernard is out, Jeremy Hill would be in line for low-end RB1/high-end RB2 production, even against an improving Jaguars' defense. Cedric Peerman and Rex Burkhead would be other backfield options. Green's return would be a boost to the fantasy stock of QB Andy Dalton, while Mohamed Sanu's consistency figures to suffer with the Bengals' top playmaker back in the lineup.
Injury Jordan Cameron does not practice Thursday
Recovering from concussion
By: Doug Orth | Oct 30 2014, 4:15 pm

Cleveland Browns
TE Jordan Cameron (concussion) and DL Phil Taylor (arthroscopic knee surgery Oct. 8) not practicing today. Taylor was on bike again. (Nate Ulrich on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: Cameron took a big hit in Week 8 and suffered his third concussion in as many years as a result. The Browns added Ryan Taylor on Tuesday, a move that suggests the team expects him to miss multiple weeks. For now, Cameron is in the league's concussion protocol and highly unlikely to suit up in Week 9 against the Bucs.
Injury Vontae Davis, T-Rich at practice on Thursday
Reggie Wayne held out (rest), could have practiced if needed
By: Doug Orth | Oct 30 2014, 3:20 pm

Indianapolis Colts
Vontae Davis, Trent Richardson out here practicing. Reggie Wayne was held out of practice today due to rest, not the elbow. He could've gone, HC Chuck Pagano said. (Zak Keefer)

FFToday's Take: It's an important trio for the Colts to get back ahead of their Monday Night Football game against the Giants. Davis' absence played a key role in the Steelers' ability to throw for six touchdowns last week. Richardson's presence allows Indianapolis to keep Ahmad Bradshaw around 15 touches per game, while Wayne is Andrew Luck's preferred third-down target. Richardson is a solid flex play if he can go this week and Wayne should return to being a solid WR3 if he can go Monday night.
Injury Rashad Jennings ruled out Week 9
Will miss third straight week with knee sprain
By: Doug Orth | Oct 30 2014, 3:15 pm

New York Giants
The New York Giants hoped starting RB Rashad Jennings would be able to return from his knee injury and play Monday night against the Colts. He will not. Giants HC Tom Coughlin said Thursday that there was no chance Jennings would be able to play Monday, leaving the running game once again in the hands of rookie Andre Williams and fading veteran Peyton Hillis. Jennings will miss his third game in a row since spraining his knee in the Week 5 victory against the Falcons. (ESPN)

FFToday's Take: Williams will get another start against a Colts' middling defense (versus opposing fantasy running backs) that will be looking to rebound from giving up 51 points to the Steelers last weekend. The rookie contributes next to nothing in the passing game and hasn't been overly impressive as a runner thus far, meaning Indianapolis may be a sneaky defensive play against a Giants' offense without Victor Cruz.
Injury Doug Martin not practicing Thursday
Shed walking boot; likely questionable for Week 9
By: Doug Orth | Oct 30 2014, 3:05 pm

Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Bucs RB Doug Martin not practicing again today, but no longer wearing a boot on injured left foot. (Greg Auman on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: Martin was wearing a walking boot through Wednesday, making him a question mark against the Browns this weekend. Despite their public offerings to the contrary, the Bucs are probably ready to see if rookie Charles Sims can spark their running game. To that end, Auman speculated in an earlier tweet that Sims could see 10-plus touches this weekend. If Martin cannot play in Week 9, Bobby Rainey will draw the start.
Injury Donald Brown returns to practice
Missed three games due to concussion
By: Jake Gordon | Oct 29 2014, 6:09 pm

San Diego Chargers
SAN DIEGO (AP) — San Diego Chargers running back Donald Brown has been cleared to return to practice after missing three games with a concussion. Brown practiced Wednesday for the first time since being injured in a victory against the New York Jets on Oct. 5. Running back Ryan Mathews continues to rehab his right knee, which he injured in a victory against Seattle in Week 2. "I don't think Ryan is too far away," quarterback Philip Rivers said. (USA Today)

FFToday's Take: The Chargers backfield has been decimated by injury where Brandon Oliver has stepped up nicely for fantasy owners. However, Donald Brown's return and a tough matchup with the Dolphins figures to limit Oliver's upside this week. Likewise, Brown's fantasy upside remains limited with the impending return of Ryan Mathews (knee) looming.
Injury Pierre Thomas ruled out, Ingram to carry load
Khiry Robinson listed as questionable
By: Jake Gordon | Oct 29 2014, 5:24 pm

New Orleans
Charlotte -- New Orleans Saints running back Pierre Thomas, linebacker David Hawthorne and fullback Austin Johnson are out for Thursday's game against the Carolina Panthers. Tight end Jimmy Graham, running back Khiry Robinson, linebacker Kyle Knox and center Jonathan Goodwin are listed as questionable. (Times-Picayune)

FFToday's Take: Saints running back Mark Ingram will get the bulk of the work on rushing downs while Travis Cadet will once again take over some of Pierre Thomas' role in the passing attack. The Panthers have been the fifth worst rush defense (135 rushing yards allowed per game) thus far in 2014 making Ingram a solid fantasy play this week. Meanwhile, Khiry Robinson (forearm) has not practiced all week and is unlikely to play despite being listed as questionable.
Injury Forsett sits, Owen Daniels practices Wednesday
Leg injury for Ravens' running back
By: Mike Krueger | Oct 29 2014, 1:10 pm

Baltimore Ravens
avens veterans Owen Daniels and Chris Canty returned to practice Wednesday.. The tight end Daniels missed Sunday's 27-24 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals after undergoing arthroscopic knee surgery. Several players weren't practicing (including) running back Justin Forsett (leg), who was limping after the Bengals' game and downplayed the severity of his injury. (Baltimore Sun)

FFToday's Take: The exact injury to Forsett isn't known but it's something for owners to keep an eye on. Lorenzo Taliaferro would see increased value this week if Forsett isn't able to go.