| T.Y. Hilton is active|
Missed practice all week with ankle injury
By: Mike Krueger | Dec 16 2018, 11:35 am
|Active/inactive news: #Colts WR TY Hilton (ankle) is officially active. #Bills RBs LeSean McCoy (hamstring) and RB Chris Ivory (shoulder) are out. #Ravens RB Ty Montgomery is a healthy scratch. #Jaguars RB Carlos Hyde is a healthy scratch, too, and Kai Forbath will kick. (Ian Rapoport on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: Hilton is active which is good news for the Colts offense. He does carry some risk and we don't have any indication he's going to be limited in any fashion so he's probably safe to start against the Cowboys in Week 15.
| LeSean McCoy not expected to play|
By: Mike Krueger | Dec 16 2018, 7:00 am
|LeSean McCoy, listed as Q for Sunday due to hamstring, not expected to play vs. Lions, per source. Bills also could be without RB Chris Ivory, who won’t decide till pre-game whether he can play w/ shoulder injury. If Ivory can’t go, Keith Ford + Marcus Murphy would be Buffalo RBs. (Adam Schefter on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: Chris Ivory is also a gametime decision making the Bills running game a mess for fantasy owners. Marcus Murhpy could get some extended playing time in this game but wouldn't be anything more than a flex option given. Quarterback Josh Allen has led the Bills in rushing the last three weeks.
| James Conner unlikely to play|
Should be good to go Week 16
By: Mike Krueger | Dec 15 2018, 2:35 pm
|On our NFL GameDay Kickoff show: #Steelers RB James Conner, listed as questionable with an ankle injury, is unlikely to play vs. the #Patriots, source said. He should be good to go Week 16, though. (Ian Rapoport on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: Conner got in a limited practice Friday but is headed for the inactive list on Sunday against the Patriots. That will give Jaylen Samuels more run as the Steelers lead running back who will likely be limited in rushing attempts but should see 4-7 targets in the passing game. Samuels is a viable RB2 in PPR leagues.
| Rashaad Penny out, Baldwin questionable|
Baldwin expected to play
By: Mike Krueger | Dec 14 2018, 4:30 pm
|The Seahawks have ruled out RB Rashaad Penny (knee) for Sunday's game. LB K.J. Wright (knee) and S Maurice Alexander (concussion) are also out. RG D.J. Fluker (hamstring) is doubtful. WR Doug Baldwin (hip), DT Jarran Reed (oblique) and S Bradley McDougald (knee) are questionable (Brady Henderson on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: The Seahawks will roll with Chris Carson and Mike Davis against the 49ers who represent a neutral matchup against running backs. Carson, Penny and Davis combined for 24 carries, 144 yards and 1 TD on the ground in their meeting two weeks ago. Baldwin was limited on Thursday and Friday but is expected to play.
| T.Y. Hilton misses practice, Questionable|
Colts will make decision Saturday or Sunday
By: Mike Krueger | Dec 14 2018, 12:55 pm
|Reich: T.Y. HIlton. No practice today. Make decision Saturday or Sunday. Have to wait and see how he responds. Will be Questionable for game. (Mike Chappell on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: Hilton missed practice all week with an ankle injury and appears to legitimately questionable for Sunday's matchup against the Cowboys. Dontrelle Inman is expected to return after missing last week with a shoulder injury.
| DeSean Jackson out with thumb injury|
Bucs WR will miss third straight game
By: Mike Krueger | Dec 14 2018, 11:50 am
|#GoBucs coach Dirk Koetter confirms that WR DeSean Jackson and S Justin Evans are out for Sunday's game at Baltimore. It's the third straight game Jackson has missed with a thumb injury. (Rick Stroud on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: With DJax out again, Chris Godwin will get the start alongside Mike Evans and Adam Humphries. The Bucs wide receivers have a tough matchup against the Ravens defense that's given up the fourth fewest fantasy points to the position.
| Odell Beckham Jr. out for Week 15|
By: Mike Krueger | Dec 14 2018, 11:30 am
|The New York Giants have again ruled out wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. for Sunday's game against the Tennessee Titans, coach Pat Shurmur said Friday.
Beckham has been dealing with a quadriceps injury and missed Sunday's 40-16 win over the Washington Redskins. (ESPN)|
FFToday's Take: Beckham will miss his second straight game leaving the Giants without their best playmaker on the outside. In his absence Sterling Shepard, Russell Shepard and Corey Coleman will be the top wideouts. Tight end Evan Engram becomes a little more intriguing but the Titans represent a negative matchup giving up the fewest fantasy points to the position.
| Carson Wentz has fractured vertebra in back|
No surgery required; status for rest of 2018 uncertain
By: Doug Orth | Dec 13 2018, 7:30 pm
|A recent CT scan on Carson Wentz’s back revealed a fractured vertebra that, if allowed time to rest, would fully heal without further expected issues, sources tell ESPN. There will be a continued evaluation to determine if continuing to play this year will make injury worse. (ESPN - Adam Schefter)|
FFToday's Take: Wentz is not expected to play in Week 15 versus the Rams and will probably be ruled out for the remainder of the season in the likely event the Eagles lose in Los Angeles as it would pretty much seal their playoff fate. Nick Foles was mostly atrocious in two starts earlier this season, throwing for one touchdown and one interception against the Falcons and Bucs. Downgrade all Eagles - including Zach Ertz - and fire up the Rams D/ST wherever possible.
| Conner could play without practice Week 15?|
RB remained out of practice Thursday with ankle injury
By: Doug Orth | Dec 13 2018, 7:25 pm
|With RB James Conner still not practicing, Steelers OC Randy Fichtner said he does not believe Conner needs to practice to play Sunday vs the Patriots: "He's played a LOT." (Aditi Kinkhabwala on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: Expect this to go right down to 90 minutes prior to the 4:25 ET kickoff on Sunday. Jaylen Samuels filled in nicely for fantasy owners in PPR leagues last week, but it is clear the Steelers don't trust him to handle a very heavy load in the running game. It's entirely possible Pittsburgh keeps him active and has him share the load with Samuels in what is a highly impactful game to its playoff chances. For now, consider Conner a very risky RB2 option.
| Melvin Gordon will not play Week 15|
Will miss third straight game with knee injury.
By: Doug Orth | Dec 13 2018, 7:15 pm
|RB Melvin Gordon is officially inactive tonight. He won’t play for a third-straight week. (BJ Kissel on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: According to various reports, the decision came down to pre-game warmups, but either Gordon or the coaching staff didn't feel quite right about playing him. With Austin Ekeler already ruled out, seventh-round rookie Justin Jackson is setting up for a potential surprise top-10 play at running back this week against one of the worst defenses against running backs in the Chiefs. Detrez Newsome should mix in, but Jackson is in line for 20-plus touches if he starts out hot Thursday.
| Jets rule out Crowell and Enunwa|
McGuire and Cannon expected to handle RB duties
By: Mike Krueger | Dec 13 2018, 1:05 pm
|Rookie quarterback Sam Darnold will be without his leading rusher and receiver Saturday against the Houston Texans, as the New York Jets have ruled out running back Isaiah Crowell (toe) and wide receiver Quincy Enunwa (ankle). (ESPN)|
FFToday's Take: Crowell will sit with a toe injury that's been bothering him for weeks which will allow Elijah McGuire (ankle) and Trenton Cannon as the main running backs against the Texans. Enunwa injured his ankle last week and his absence will leave Robby Anderson and Jermaine Kearse as the top wideouts. McGuire has some flex appeal along with Anderson working as a deep ball threat.
| Bruce Ellington misses practice Thursday|
By: Mike Krueger | Dec 13 2018, 12:55 pm
|No Kerryon Johnson, Hand, Wagner, Bruce Ellington or Charles Washington at Lions practice today. Jamal Agnew doesn’t look any closer to coming off IR, still working on the side with trainers. (Dave Birkett on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: Ellington missed practice on Wednesday and Thursday with a hamstring and is in danger of missing this week's game against Bills. Theo Riddick could be more involved in the passing game if the low aDOT possession receiver sits.
| T.Y. Hilton misses practice Thursday|
By: Mike Krueger | Dec 13 2018, 12:45 pm
|Here's where we need to remind everyone T.Y. Hilton missed Wed, Thurs last week, practiced Friday and played Sunday. Played pretty well as I recall. (Mike Chappell on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: Hilton has missed practice on Wednesday and Thursday this week due to an ankle injury. As Colts beat reporter Mike Chappell pointed out, Hilton missed the majority of practice last week as well and still finished as the fantasy WR5. The ankle injury is a new injury (he was dealing with a shoulder last week), so practice on Friday will give us a good indication if he's going to play against the Cowboys.
| Ekeler out, Melvin Gordon questionable|
Gordon a gametime decision
By: Mike Krueger | Dec 12 2018, 2:45 pm
|Melvin Gordon (knee) questionable for Thursday and likely a game-time decision. Austin Ekeler (concussion, neck) has been ruled out. (Eric Williams on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: Melvin Gordon has been described as a gametime decision with a knee injury. Gordon did travel with the team. Justin Jackson would likely see significant snaps if Gordon is ruled out and would be an RB2 against a leaky Chiefs run defense.
| Spencer Ware Doubtful, Tyreek questionable|
Chiefs likely to start Damien Williams at RB
By: Mike Krueger | Dec 12 2018, 2:30 pm
|Tyreek Hill is listed as questionable to play for the Chiefs in Thursday night's game against the Chargers on their final injury report of the week. Eric Berry is questionable, Spencer Ware doubtful and Sammy Watkins out. (ESPN)|
FFToday's Take: The Chiefs will have Damien Williams, Darrel Williams and Charcandrick West at running back against the Chargers Thursday night. Damien Williams should be the lead back and good bet to return RB2 value. Hill is expected to play despite a foot injury suffered last week against the Ravens.
| Carson Wentz not expected to play in Week 15|
Nick Foles to start
By: Mike Krueger | Dec 12 2018, 11:25 am
|Eagles QB Carson Wentz, dealing with a back issue, is not expected to play this week, sources say. Depending on the result, given the time of year, Wentz may not play again in 2018. The team is still gathering info on his health. (Ian Rapoport on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: Wentz missed practice Wednesday and it appears will sit against the Rams this week. Nick Foles is expected to start and hasn't played since Week 2 against the Bucs when he posted a 35-48, 334-1-0 line. Foles struggled in Week 1 against the Falcons in his other start this season. The Rams have allowed the 13th most fantasy points to quarterbacks.
| Chargers "not optimistic" Melvin Gordon will play|
Backfield also likely to be without Austin Ekeler (concussion) Week 15
By: Antonio D'Arcangelis | Dec 11 2018, 12:58 pm
|Steve Wyche (@wyche89) on Twitter: "The Chargers are not optimistic that running backs Melvin Gordon (knee) and Austin Ekeler (neck, concussion) will be ready for Thursday's huge AFC West matchup at Kansas City, HC Anthony Lynn told me. Rookie RBs Justin Jackson and Detrez Newsome likely to be the spot" (Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: Oh boy. Fantasy owners hoping to have Gordon (or at least Ekeler) available for Week 15 will have to look elsewhere. Jackson remains a solid RB2/3 fantasy option with plenty of upside in the Chargers offense.
| Ben Roethlisberger (ribs) says he'll give it a go|
Steelers QB: No reason he wouldn't play Week 15 against Pats
By: Antonio D'Arcangelis | Dec 11 2018, 12:52 pm
|Aditi Kinkhabwala (@AKinkhabwala) on Twitter: "Ben Roethlisberger says on his radio show, “No, no, I don’t think so,” when asked if there’s any reason he wouldn’t play Sunday vs the #Patriots."
FFToday's Take: Kinkhabwala also noted that Roethlisberger said "they never got anything conclusive on his ribs during game vs Oakland. But he says, “I told Coach, “I’ll give you everything I got.’
Sounds like Ben should be a risky play with typical Big Ben upside this week against the Pats. If he can't play, backup Josh Dobbs would assume starting duties.
| Keke Coutee trending toward playing Week 15|
By: Antonio D'Arcangelis | Dec 11 2018, 12:47 pm
|Aaron Wilson (@AaronWilson_NFL) on Twitter: "Bill O'Brien said Keke Coutee 'trending toward being able to play'" (Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: Coutee has been sidelined since aggravating his hamstring a few weeks ago. If he plays this week, it would slightly diminish the value of Demaryius Thomas, but both should be considered risky WR3/flex plays anyway.
|More work ahead for Kenneth Dixon?|
HC expects RB's role to grow going forward
By: Doug Orth | Dec 11 2018, 1:10 am
|Harbaugh said that he expects RB Kenneth Dixon's role to grow going forward. Dixon ran hard and well Sunday. Wasn't quite an even split, but Gus Edwards, Ty Montgomery and Dixon all played a similar amount of snaps. (The Athletic - Jeff Zrebiec)|
FFToday's Take: Dixon has been the most talented back in the backfield pretty much from the time he arrived in 2016, but he simply has been unable to stay on the field. If Dixon were to become the lead back in Baltimore, he would become the fourth already this season, following Alex Collins, Javorius Allen and Gus Edwards. With the Ravens possibly leaning toward a three-man backfield, it will be hard to trust any of them as a fantasy starter over the remainder of the fantasy playoffs.
| Jordan Reed likely done for 2018|
By: Doug Orth | Dec 11 2018, 1:05 am
|Redskins TE Jordan Reed, who suffered a foot sprain in Sunday’s loss, is having a precautionary MRI. The injury isn’t believed to be major, but given the timing of it, he may have played his last down this season with three games to go. (Ian Rapoport on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: Most fantasy owners probably would have been thrilled to get 13 games from Reed when they drafted him over the summer, but this season was a disappointment overall because he never seemed to be a high priority for Alex Smith. Assuming this injury ends Reed's season, Vernon Davis will be the next man up. However, Davis will be a dicey investment with Josh Johnson set to finish the season under center.
| Tyreek Hill day-to-day|
By: Doug Orth | Dec 10 2018, 9:40 pm
|Andy Reid said today he thought Tyreek Hill would play against the Chargers. (ESPN - Adam Teicher)|
FFToday's Take: Hill's potential status for Week 15 has been all over the place Monday, as Peter King first reported Hill's foot was "bad." Adam Schefter and Teicher have since seemingly refuted that report, with the former reporting earlier in the day Hill is dealing with "nothing serious." A Thursday game in Week 15 is working against him, but owners should expect him to play for now. Chris Conley and maybe even Kelvin Benjamin would likely benefit the most if Hill cannot go.
| Austin Ekeler unlikely to play Week 15|
By: Doug Orth | Dec 10 2018, 9:35 pm
|RB Austin Ekeler extremely doubtful for Thursday due to bruised nerve in neck. (Joe Reedy on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: Ekeler is officially day-to-day, but his history of stingers and a short turnaround (Thursday in Kansas City) are probably the main reasons why he is being deemed "extremely doubtful." The hope is Melvin Gordon will be able to go this week after missing the last two games, but Justin Jackson would appear to be in line for a heavy workload against the Chiefs if that ends up not being the case.
| LeSean McCoy day-to-day, hamstring strain|
Injured eary in Week 14
By: Mike Krueger | Dec 10 2018, 12:45 pm
|#Bills RB LeSean McCoy is day-to-day with a hamstring strain, source said following his MRI. His availability will be watched closely throughout the week. (Ian Rapoport on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: McCoy got two touches on the day and was ruled out in the second half of the Bills loss to the Jets. Chris Ivory took over lead running back duties with Marcus Murphy filling a reserve role. We'll know more about McCoy's status once the Bills resume practice on Wednesday.
| T.Y. Hilton expected to play|
Did practice on Friday
By: Mike Krueger | Dec 9 2018, 7:30 am
|Colts’ WR T.Y. Hilton, listed as questionable for today with a shoulder injury, will play vs. Texans, per source. Good to go. (Adam Schefter on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: Hilton missed practice Wednesday and Thursday this week but is expected to suit up against the Texans. Dontrelle Inman will not play leaving the Colts thin at the wide receiver position. Expect Hilton and TE Eric Ebron to be Andrew Luck's main targets.
| Doug Baldwin a gametime decision|
Questionable with a hip injury
By: Mike Krueger | Dec 9 2018, 7:00 am
|For the second time in three weeks, Doug Baldwin is again a game-time decision for the Seahawks for Monday night’s contest against the Vikings. “He’s just barely making it through the week right now,” Carroll said following Saturday’s practice of Baldwin, who did not practice all week. “It’s going to be all the way up until game-time before we know.” Seattle also listed one new injury, with rookie running back Rashaad Penny declared questionable with an ankle injury. (Seattle Times)|
FFToday's Take: Baldwin has been a fantasy bust this season dealing with knee and hip injuries since before training camp. Fantasy owners counting on Baldwin for Monday night, need to have a backup plan in place.
| Odell Beckham out with quad injury|
Will miss Week 14
By: Mike Krueger | Dec 8 2018, 12:15 pm
|INJURY UPDATE: @OBJ has been ruled Out for #NYGvsWAS.
Beckham appeared on the #NYGiants injury report with a bruised quadriceps and practiced on a limited basis. It was determined this morning he would not play in tomorrow’s game. (New York Giants on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: Odell Beckham Jr. was limited on Friday but didn't travel with the team on Saturday. In his absence, Sterling Shepard, Bennie Fowler, Russell Shepard and Corey Coleman will all be on the field with only Sterling a viable fantasy option. Evan Engram becomes interesting with 9 targets and 5-25-1 line in their previous matchup. However, Engram is coming off a hamstring injury and the only TE to top 50 yards against the Redskins was Zach Ertz (last week, 83 yds).
| DeSean Jackson out for Week 14|
By: Mike Krueger | Dec 7 2018, 5:53 pm
|DeSean Jackson, Isaiah Johnson and Justin Evans officially out for the Bucs Sunday. (ESPN)|
FFToday's Take: We expected Jackson to sit and now it's official. Mike Evans, Chris Godwin and Adam Humphries will all be viable fantasy plays against the Saints. We will need to keep an eye on the weather in Tampa this weekend as rain and 15 MPH winds are currently in the forecast.
| Dontrelle Inman out, T.Y. questionable|
Hilton returns to practice Friday
By: Mike Krueger | Dec 7 2018, 12:15 pm
|Colts HC Frank Reich: OUT vs. Houston, Ryan Kelly, Dontrelle Inman, Mo Alie-Cox, Mike Mitchell. Cautiously optimistic T.Y. Hilton will be good to go vs. Houston. (Mike Chappell on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: Both Colts receivers are on the injury report with shoulder injuries. It sounds like Hilton will give it a go but he is a gametime decision. The Colts will be lacking any explosiveness if Hilton sits.
| Sammy Watkins out 4-6 weeks|
By: Mike Krueger | Dec 7 2018, 11:30 am
|Update: Sammy Watkins is out 4-6 weeks, according to a source. (Sam Mellinger on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: It appears Watkins re-injured his foot in Thursday's practice which would explain the Kelvin Benjamin signing yesterday. The Chiefs have now lost two key offensive players in the last week. Chris Conley should continue to start in Watkins place while Benjamin gets up to speed on the offense.
| Julio Jones dealing with sore foot|
Expected to play in Week 14
By: Doug Orth | Dec 6 2018, 4:50 pm
|Julio Jones will not practice fully (Thursday). Dan Quinn says "his foot was still sore." Does anticipate him to play Sunday. (William McFadden on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: Given his two-catch, 18-yard effort in Week 13, it's fair to wonder if Jones suffered some kind of foot injury last weekend. Either way, he has yet to log a full practice this week, although he is clearly expected to play against the Packers. Jones may see impressive rookie Jaire Alexander in coverage the most often, but it's not a matchup that should keep owners from expecting WR1 production.
| Ebron, Hilton less than 100 percent|
Top receiving options have missed both practices this week
By: Doug Orth | Dec 6 2018, 4:40 pm
|Quite a mess right now. Talked to Eric Ebron earlier and he was clearly sick. I’m almost certain he went home early. Something to watch. T.Y. Hilton (shoulder) is a concern, but he’s tough. Can’t see him missing a game at Houston. He’s made millions of dollars off the Texans. (Stephen Holder on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: Both are expected to play as of now, but these ailments could be enough to serve as a tiebreaker in lineup decisions this weekend. The Texans have been very gracious in giving up points to tight ends, while Hilton has made a habit of burning Houston over his career. Both should be started in fantasy, but have other options ready just in case.
| DaeSean Hamilton expected to fill slot role|
Denver forced to go with unproven wideouts after Sanders injury
By: Mike Krueger | Dec 6 2018, 11:45 am
|Fourth-round rookie draft pick DaeSean Hamilton has only five catches after missing several weeks with a knee injury. He’ll now be featured in the slot along with River Cracraft, an undrafted player who was promoted from Denver’s practice squad. He has just four game appearances and no catches. Tim Patrick, another undrafted first-year player off the practice squad, is also likely to receive increased targets. (Denver Post)|
FFToday's Take: The Denver depth chart at wide receiver features a host of unproven players with Courtland Sutton at the top. Hamilton is worthy of a flier in deeper leagues and should be in starting lineup this week against the 49ers. San Francisco has given up the 3rd most fantasy points to wide receivers.
| DeSean Jackson misses practice Thursday|
By: Mike Krueger | Dec 6 2018, 11:15 am
|Bucs’ injury issues have shifted from corner to safety - no Justin Evans or Isaiah Johnson today, but CBs Grimes, Davis and Stewart are all working now. WR Jackson, DE Pierre-Paul not practicing again today. (Greg Auman on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: Jackson practiced last week but didn't catch any passes and was ulitmataly inactive for Week 13. He's trending in the same direction this week which would mean another starting opportunity for Chris Godwin who posted a 5-101-1 line against the Panthers last week.
| Doug Martin's status uncertain for Week 14|
C.J. Anderson signing makes more sense, Jalen Richard trending up
By: Antonio D'Arcangelis | Dec 5 2018, 2:50 pm
|Scott Bair on Twitter: "Doug Martin has an injured knee. Gruden says his status is uncertain for Sunday. Raiders needed another runner, which is why they signed C.J. Anderson." (Scott Bair on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: Jalen Richard is the main beneficiary if Martin is out, since it might take a while for Anderson to get up to speed. Richard is a solid RB3/flex play this week and should pile up some decent PPR stats in garbage time.
|Samuels, Ridley to split time|
Samuels expected to start
By: Mike Krueger | Dec 5 2018, 2:45 pm
|RB Jaylen Samuels said he will start Sunday’s game against the Raiders but that he and Stevan Ridley will split time. Samuels will get a package, then Ridley will go, per Samuels. (Jeremy Fowler on Twtter)|
FFToday's Take: Head coach Mike Tomlin probably doesn't appreciated Samuels leaking the gameplan for his running backs (and/or TE on Yahoo!) but it's good information for fantasy owners. Samuels is a little better in the pass game which makes him a better play than Ridley but both could have value against the lowly Raiders defense.
| Emmanuel Sanders tears Achilles in practice|
Injury ends Broncos WR's season
By: Antonio D'Arcangelis | Dec 5 2018, 2:43 pm
|Adam Schefter on Twitter: "Broncos believe that WR Emmanuel Sanders tore his Achilles during practice today, per source. Team usually can tell right away, but it will conduct tests on Sanders to confirm. But early belief is torn Achilles." (Adam Schefter on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: What a terrible end to the veteran WR's season. Courtland Sutton takes over as the Broncos No. 1 WR, but we could see more Matt LaCosse and even DeVontae Booker lining up as an extra WR in th eslot.
| Bills cut Kelvin Benjamin, Andre Holmes|
Bills making changes at wide receiver
By: Mike Krueger | Dec 4 2018, 3:35 pm
|Sources: The #Bills just released veteran WR Andre Holmes and WR Kelvin Benjamin. Wow. (Ian Rapoport on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: Benjamin's been a bust this season totaling 23 catches, 354 yards, 1 TD on 62 targets. Releasing Benjamin and Holmes leaves Buffalo with Zay Jones and Robert Foster as the top two wideouts. Both can be left on your waiver wire unless you're desperate.
| Greg Olsen headed to IR|
Ruptured his right plantar fascia Sunday
By: Mike Krueger | Dec 4 2018, 2:45 pm
|Per a league source, the Panthers are expected to put tight end Greg Olsen on injured reserve this week. The writing seemed to be on the wall when he indicated to reporters after rupturing his right plantar fascia Sunday that it was season-ending. Tough couple years for Olsen. (Jourdan Rodrigue on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: Olsen has dealt with foot injuries the last two seasons which brings into question his status for next season. At 33 years-old, Olsen may call it quits. Ian Thomas should jump into a starting role and will the TE2 dart throw against the Browns.
| James Conner out for Week 14|
Coach admits Conner has a sprained ankle
By: Mike Krueger | Dec 4 2018, 11:20 am
|Mike Tomlin: James Conner injury more significant than thought. He's out this week with an ankle injury. With James Conner out, rookie Jaylen Samuels should be starting RB this week. Mike Tomlin, running back by committee "is our intention" as we sit there. Tomlin on James Conner: "I don't know if you'd describe it as a high ankle sprain, it's an ankle sprain" (Ed Bouchette on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: Tomlin originally said that Conner had a contusion and the injury wasn't serious. If you watched the tape, it was pretty clear that Conner suffered a sprained ankle. The fact that he's already been ruled out means its somewhat of a significant injury. It appears the Steelers may use a RBBC with Samuels and Stevan Ridley likely to get the bulk of the work against the Raiders.