| Osweiler preparing for first career start|
Manning on 'treatment only' program
By: Jake Gordon | Nov 18 2015, 8:00 pm
|“I’ve prepared for this moment for a very long time,’’ Osweiler said after practice Wednesday. “I haven’t wasted a single day, I’m just going to stick to the preparation that got me to this point and I’ll be ready to go on Sunday.’’ Peyton Manning has made every start since signing with the Broncos, right up until Sunday’s game. Having dealt with right shoulder, left foot and rib cage injuries of late the Broncos have put Manning on a treatment-only program -- no practice, no games -- for at least the near future.
FFToday's Take: Brock Osweiler's first pro start comes against a Bears squad that employs former Broncos HC John Fox. Familiarity aside Chicago is only yielding 217 yards per game through the air and has given up the sixth most passing touchdowns (17) in the league. Osweiler sits just outside the top 10-12 fantasy QBs this week but carries plenty of appeal for dynasty leaguers.
| Brian Hoyer ruled out for Week 11|
Team claims Brandon Weeden off waivers
By: Jake Gordon | Nov 18 2015, 7:00 pm
|It appears that the Houston Texans will attempt to keep their place atop the AFC South without Brian Hoyer on Sunday. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapaport reported Wednesday that Hoyer -- who suffered a concussion in Monday night's win over the Bengals -- is expected to sit out Sunday's matchup against the Jets, according to a source informed of the quarterback's situation. With Hoyer out, backup T.J. Yates is in line to make his first NFL start since Jan. 15, 2012.
FFToday's Take: Houston continues to be bitten by the injury bug this season with Brian Hoyer sidelined for at least one week with a concussion. T.J. Yates is not the most appealing fantasy option going up against one of the best defenses in the league. With top receiving target DeAndre Hopkins likely to be blanketed by Darrelle Revis, Houston's offense will struggle to move the chains.
| Adrian Peterson limited in practice |
Teddy Bridgewater practices in full
By: Jake Gordon | Nov 18 2015, 5:09 pm
|Quarterback Teddy Bridgewater has a left shoulder injury — that’s his non-throwing arm, of course — but he was listed as a full participant. Running back Adrian Peterson was limited with a hamstring injury. (Star Tribune)|
FFToday's Take: It's too early in the week to be concerned about Adrian Peterson's status for Week 11. The veteran running back remains likely to play against the Packers on Sunday but owners will want to check in later in the week for an update. If Peterson's hamstring remains a concern heading into the weekend, Jerick McKinnon would fill the void in the backfield. Teddy Bridgewater didn't miss any reps in practice despite being listed on the injury report. He appears to be playing through a nagging shoulder injury but won't miss any time.
| Michael Floyd, John Brown miss practice|
Cardinals receivers dealing with hamstring injuries
By: Mike Krueger | Nov 18 2015, 12:45 pm
|In open part of AZCardinals practice, I didn't see G Iupati, G Cooper, WR Michael Floyd, WR John Brown, DT Redding, LB Markus Golden. #CINvsAZ (Darren Urban on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: Floyd injured his hamstring late in Week 10 and was replaced by Jaron Brown. Both are likely to be listed as Questionable this week.
| Kendall Wright to miss Thursday night game|
By: Mike Krueger | Nov 18 2015, 12:29 pm
|The Titans have ruled out WR Kendall Wright (knee) for Thursday's game vs Jaguars (Jim Wyatt on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: Wright has missed the last two games with a knee injury and will miss Thursday night's game with Jacksonville. Harry Douglas and Dorial Green-Beckham are expected to be the leading wideouts with TE Delanie Walker soaking up targets as well.
| Cowboys expected to sign Robert Turbin|
Christine Michael released earlier this week
By: Mike Krueger | Nov 18 2015, 8:09 am
|Cowboys are signing RB Robert Turbin, recently cut by Browns. He's third former Seahawks RB signed w Christine Michael, Rod Smith (Todd Archer on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: The Cowboys released Christine Michael earlier this week and currently have Rod Smith and Trey Williams behind starter Darren McFadden. Turbin will likely step into the No.2 role behind McFadden in due time.
| Pagano wants Luck to "change" running style|
Colts coach concerned about QB's long-term halth
By: Antonio D'Arcangelis | Nov 17 2015, 11:46 am
|Andrew Luck shouldn't be taking big hits, according to Chuck Pagano, who wants him to be more conservative in his running approach.
"We're going to talk every day until he figures it out and we figure it out as a team," Pagano said. "He knows full well that he can't do that. He can't put himself and this team in jeopardy. You love the grit, and you love the toughness and all that stuff. But playing the position like a linebacker? You can't." (Indianapolis Star)|
FFToday's Take: Luck (kidney) will miss about a month and will be tough to stash as your fantasy season gets into the playoff picture. We don;t recommend a drop, but there's no telling how effective he'll bee when he does return -- especially with Pagano in his head about his playing style. For now, Matt Hasselbeck is slated to be the starter in Week 11 and Charlie Whitehurst is the Colts new backup.
| Hakeem Nicks to sign with Giants|
2009 first-rounder may see best chance to return to form
By: Antonio D'Arcangelis | Nov 17 2015, 11:40 am
|Mike Garafalo (@MikeGarafalo) on Twitter:
"With Victor Cruz headed to IR, the Giants will be re-signing WR Hakeem Nicks, sources say. Here comes his best shot to recapture old form." (Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: We don't expect Nicks to be a top play anytime soon, but if something should befall Odell Beckham, Jr. or the veteran shows signs of a resurgence, he could be relevant.
| Johnny Manziel named Browns' starter|
Josh McCown (ribs) benched; team on Week 11 bye
By: Antonio D'Arcangelis | Nov 17 2015, 11:35 am
|Jay Glazer (@JayGlazer) on Twitter:
"Scoopage: #Browns are making the switch to Johnny Manziel as starting QB for rest of the season @NFLonFOX" (Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: It appears the era of Johnny Football has officially begun. In what appears to be a lost season, with Josh McCown nursing a rib injury and the team on a Week 11 bye, this makes some sense. Manziel won't be deployable in standard formats, but two-QB leagues and DFS competitors should take heed.
|Rams bench Nick Foles, turn to Case Keenum|
Foles has thrown for one touchdown over last four games
By: Doug Orth | Nov 16 2015, 7:00 pm
|Three months after giving Nick Foles a three-year contract, the St. Louis Rams have decided to bench him. Rams coach Jeff Fisher announced that Case Keenum will start at quarterback for the Rams at Baltimore this week.
Foles was 0-for-12 on passes thrown over 10 yards Sunday, which was the most attempts on such passes without a completion in the last 10 seasons, according to the Rams' website. Fisher wasn't making any promises about how long Keenum would start, but he clearly has the chance to keep the job. (NFL.com)|
FFToday's Take: At this point, there are still two bright spots for the Rams regarding their acquisition of Foles: 1) they were able to get Philadelphia's second-round pick in 2016 and 2) there is no more guaranteed money to pay Foles after this year despite the three-year extension, so they can move on easily if they choose to do so. Keenum doesn't figure to be much of an upgrade, if at all, but is a better runner.
| Romo on track to return in Week 11|
Out since Week 2 with fractured collarbone
By: Doug Orth | Nov 16 2015, 5:15 pm
|Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo's fractured collarbone appears to have healed based on recent test results, a league source told ESPN's Ed Werder. After missing two months of action, Romo should be cleared from injured reserve/designated to return Wednesday and play as expected Sunday against the Miami Dolphins, the source said.
"Tony's had a good couple of weeks of practice with us," coach Jason Garrett said. "We anticipate him being able to practice this week." (ESPN)|
FFToday's Take: The Cowboys won each of their first two games with Romo under center but have gone 0-7 during his absence with Brandon Weeden and Matt Cassel - the franchise's longest losing streak since 1989. His return is a major boost for all Dallas skill-position players, particularly Dez Bryant. Expect Darren McFadden to benefit as well since defenses will need to respect the passing game again. This week's opponent, the Miami Dolphins, present a plus-matchup for Romo.
| Sam Bradford expected to miss next two games|
Concussion and separated left shoulder
By: Doug Orth | Nov 16 2015, 5:05 pm
|It's Sanchize time in Philadelphia.
NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Monday that Eagles starter Sam Bradford will likely miss next Sunday's game against the Buccaneers as well as the team's Thanksgiving matchup against the Lions after suffering a separated shoulder and a concussion during Sunday's loss to the Dolphins. (NFL.com)|
FFToday's Take: Bradford enjoyed one of his better games of the season in a Week 9 win over Dallas and started out 19-of-25 for 236 yards against Miami on Sunday before exiting. Mark Sanchez will fill in for the former No. 1 overall pick and has a decent chance to lead the Eagles to a pair of wins over the Bucs this weekend and the Lions on Thanksgiving Day. Even with two juicy matchups ahead, owners should consider Sanchez a matchup-based starter at best.
|Saints set to fire DC Rob Ryan|
New Orleans has Week 11 bye
By: Doug Orth | Nov 16 2015, 5:00 pm
|Another New Orleans defensive debacle has spelled the end of Rob Ryan's days as the unit's coordinator. Multiple sources told FOXSports.com that Ryan is being removed from the position following Sunday's 47-14 loss at Washington. The move should be official at some point on Monday.
Head coach Sean Payton said Monday that changes were coming but said he hasn't made decisions regarding the coaching staff or other personnel, including Ryan. New Orleans ranks last in the NFL in yards allowed (424.7), points allowed (31.5) and passing touchdowns allowed (28). (Fox Sports)|
FFToday's Take: After enjoying success in 2013 during his first season in the Big Easy, Ryan's units have regressed considerably. Former Saints assistant (and ex-Raiders HC) Dennis Allen was hired this past offseason in order to serve as a senior defensive assistant and would seem to be the most likely candidate to replace Ryan.
| Victor Cruz to undergo season-ending calf surgery|
Missed most of 2014 season with torn patellar tendon
By: Doug Orth | Nov 16 2015, 4:50 pm
|Victor Cruz will not play this season. The Giants wideout, who missed a majority of the 2014 season with a torn patellar tendon, announced Monday that he was undergoing calf surgery.
Before the 2015 campaign started, and even before the calf injury, we noted that the Cruz-Odell Beckham tag team this season was a pipe dream. A torn patellar tendon is a brutal, grueling injury that can have ripple effects throughout the lower body. While the Giants maintain that the two are not related, it's hard to imagine this calf injury surfacing out of thin air. (NFL.com)|
FFToday's Take: Cruz was always a longshot to contribute this season given how few players have come anywhere close to their usual levels following patellar tendon tears. There is no more guaranteed money left on Cruz's contract, which makes it very possible for the Giants to part ways with him if they choose to do so. In the meantime, Dwayne Harris will occupy his usual spot in the slot and remain a decent WR4/WR5 option in fantasy leagues.
| Peyton Manning ruled out for Week 11|
Brock Osweiler will draw start against Chicago
By: Doug Orth | Nov 16 2015, 4:30 pm
|Peyton Manning will not face former Denver head coach John Fox and offensive coordinator Adam Gase when the Broncos travel to Chicago to take on the Bears on Sunday. Coach Gary Kubiak announced Monday that Brock Osweiler will start in Week 11, as Manning has been ruled out.
"That decision has been made," said Kubiak, who added that Manning expressed a desire to play through his nagging injury, which NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported is a case of plantar fasciitis. Trevor Siemian will back up Osweiler until at least next Monday when Kubiak will check back in with Manning. (NFL.com)|
FFToday's Take: Kubiak expressed regret Monday for not holding Manning out of Week 10 altogether after his 39-year-old quarterback suffered a ribcage injury at some point late last week. If Osweiler shows he can move the offense consistently over the next week and maybe two, Kubiak may feel as if he has no choice but to stay with him. With his 9:17 touchdown-to-interception ratio, Manning is the only quarterback in the league that has started every game and has a negative TD-to-INT ratio.
| Peyton Manning has plantar fasciitis in left foot|
Brock Osweiler replaced Manning in Week 10
By: Mike Krueger | Nov 16 2015, 11:30 am
|Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning has plantar fasciitis in his foot, including a partial tear of tissue, an NFL source confirmed Monday.
Manning began experiencing pain two weeks ago, then aggravated the injury on the artifical turf at Lucas Oil Stadium eight days ago. He completed 5-of -20 passes for 35 yards and 4 INTS on Sunday against the Chiefs. He is worst in the NFL with 17 interceptions, leaving him on pace for a career-high 30. (Denver Post)|
FFToday's Take: Nothing is official but you can expect Brock Osweiler to be under center for the Broncos in Week 11 against the Bears as rest is the best cure for Manning's foot injury. Emmanuel Sanders and Demaryius Thomas are performing more like low-end WR2s than WR1s through ten weeks of the season.
| Edelman to have surgery on Monday|
Broken bone in foot
By: Mike Krueger | Nov 15 2015, 9:52 pm
|Julian Edelman will undergo surgery Monday for a broken bone in his foot, per source. There is hope he will return this season, per sources. (Adam Schefter on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: It's been reported that Edelman broke the fifth metatarsal in his left foot which is a similar injury that Dez Bryant suffered earlier this season. Bryant missed 7 weeks. In all likelihood, Edeleman's regular season is over. Danny Amendola should see increased work and should be a high waiver wire priority in Week 11.
| Eddie Lacy inactive with groin injury|
James Starks becomes a top ten RB
By: Mike Krueger | Nov 15 2015, 11:30 am
|Eddie Lacy out with injury; Packers-Lions inactives (Green Bay Packers)|
FFToday's Take: With Lacy out, James Starks will get the start and has a great chance to finish in the top ten among running backs in Week 10. The Lions are giving up the third most fantasy points to running backs.
| Alshon Jeffery expected to play|
Was limited in practice Friday
By: Mike Krueger | Nov 15 2015, 7:30 am
|Bears WR Alshon Jeffery expected to play today despite groin injury; RB Matt Forte not expected to play due to knee injury, per sources. (Adam Schefter on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: Jeffery injured himself late in Wednesday's practice, missed Thursday and was limited on Friday. He's got a tough matchup against the Rams defense but is still worthy of your fantasy lineup. Jeremy Langford should once again lead the Bears running game.
| Marshawn Lynch will be a gametime decision|
By: Mike Krueger | Nov 15 2015, 7:15 am
|Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch is a game-time decision tonight with abdominal injury. "50-50" source said. He always plays but this is painful (Ian Rapoport on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: This is a bad spot for fantasy owners as Lynch and the Seahawks don't play until Sunday night. Thomas Rawls would get the start if Lynch can't go.
| John Brown expected to play|
By: Mike Krueger | Nov 15 2015, 7:00 am
|AZCardinals WR John Brown (hamstring), Lions WR Calvin Johnson (ankle) expected to play. Same with Redskins CB DeAngelo Hall (Ian Rapoport on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: Brown has been dealing with a hamstring injury for a few weeks now but should be good to go. While he has a tough matchup against the Seahawks secondary he may be the best option in the Cardinals receiving corps. The Seahawks are known for shutting down outside receivers while Brown does most of his work from the slot.
| Emmanuel Sanders will be a gametime decision|
Missed practice all week
By: Mike Krueger | Nov 14 2015, 11:00 am
|Coach Gary Kubiak said Emmanuel Sanders (ankle) will be a "game-time decision" for the Broncos against Kansas City Sunday.
Sanders did not practice for the third straight day and was listed as questionable on the Broncos' injury report.
"I thought he would do a little more," Kubiak said. "He was really sore this morning." Kubiak said Thursday that he expects Sanders to push his way to play Sunday. (Denver Broncos)|
FFToday's Take: It's typically a bad sign for players who miss practice on Friday but if Sanders feels good enough to go in pregame warmups, he'll likely give it a shot. The Broncos don't play until late Sunday afternoon so Sanders' owners should be looking for other options.
| Raiders' Murray and Cooper probable for Sunday|
Both expect to suit up for tilt with Vikings
By: John Canario | Nov 13 2015, 4:50 pm
|Oakland Raiders running back Latavius Murray and wide receiver Amari Cooper are listed as probable for Sunday's game against the Minnesota Vikings. Murray was forced from last week's game with a concussion, while Cooper emerged with a quad issue. (The Score)|
FFToday's Take: These appear to be nothing more than minor injuries. Cooper is a must-start this week while Murray is shaping up to be a low-end RB2.
| Bridgewater listed as questionable this week|
QB still hasn't passed concussion protocol
By: John Canario | Nov 13 2015, 4:45 pm
|Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater still hasn’t been cleared through the concussion protocol. But officially, he’s a 50-50 chance to play. Via Matt Vensel of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune, Bridgewater is listed as questionable for Sunday’s game against the Raiders. But before the report was announced, Vikings coach Mike Zimmer said he was confident Bridgewater would be cleared in time to play. (NBC Sports)|
FFToday's Take: Bridgewater gets a fantastic matchup in the Oakland Raiders this week, who are allowing a league-worst 314.6 passing yards per game this season. But his current status creates a risk for fantasy owners because the Vikes play at 4:05 EST, meaning a wait-and-see approach could leave fantasy owners with no other options.
| Steelers' QB Sunday remains unclear|
Roethlisberger listed as questionable
By: John Canario | Nov 13 2015, 4:30 pm
|Who is playing quarterback this Sunday in this Steelers-Browns matchup? No, seriously? While the Browns intend on locking down that information for strategic reasons, the Steelers are still dealing with an injury situation. Ben Roethlisberger shed a walking boot on his sprained left foot earlier this week, but according to the team's public relations staff, Roethlisberger is questionable. He was limited during Friday's practice. Pittsburgh's insistence on not declaring Roethlisberger out could have been the kickstarter for this weekend of intrigue, although Roethlisberger has made a career of healing fast when the outlook is grim. The good news is that backup Landry Jones can play well enough to win. On the season he's hit on almost 60 percent of his passes and has a 3-2 TD to INT ratio. Against an opportunistic, but porous Browns defense this weekend, he could fare quite well. Of course, at 5-4 Pittsburgh would prefer the sure thing. Whether or not they'll get lucky remains to be seen. (NFL.com)|
FFToday's Take: This one is likely to be a gametime decision. With the Steelers set to kick off early, this will allow Roethlisberger owners to insert him into their lineups if he gets the green light.
| Manziel will start for Browns on Sunday|
McCown still limited in practice as he recovers from rib injuries
By: John Canario | Nov 13 2015, 4:20 pm
|The Browns are expected to start Johnny Manziel against the Steelers on Sunday, a source told ESPN's Adam Schefter. Earlier, Browns coach Mike Pettine would not name a starting quarterback for what he described as competitive reasons. Pettine said Johnny Manziel took the majority of reps in Friday's practice and that Josh McCown was limited as he recovers from rib injuries. Pettine said earlier in the week that McCown would start if healthy. (ESPN)|
FFToday's Take: Manziel is a mid-range QB2 this week with some upside, as the Steelers' pass defense is currently ranked 26th in the NFL.
| Megatron questionable but intends to play|
WR dealing with sprained ankle
By: John Canario | Nov 13 2015, 4:00 pm
|Calvin Johnson said this week that he plans to play in Sunday's game against the Green Bay Packers (1 p.m., Fox), but after two days of limited work, the Detroit Lions' leading receiver did not participate in practice today. Johnson, who has 48 catches for 659 yards in eight games, sprained his ankle in the Lions' Week 8 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs. He said he spent last week's bye getting treatment on his ankle and that this year's injury is nothing like the high ankle sprain that kept him out of three games last year. (Detroit Free Press)|
FFToday's Take: Even with the injury, Johnson's a mid-range WR1 this week facing off against a Packers' secondary that has struggled recently.
| Forte, Jeffery listed as questionable|
Jeffery was limited Friday
By: Mike Krueger | Nov 13 2015, 1:20 pm
|Bears wide receiver Alshon Jeffery hurt his groin and it was enough to keep him from working with the team on Thursday.
Jeffery got back on the field as a limited participant on Friday, however, and has been listed as questionable to play against the Rams this Sunday. Running back Matt Forte has also been listed as questionable after a week of limited practices.
FFToday's Take: Owners of both Bears will want to check inactives on Sunday morning. It sounds like Jeffery is the more likely to play although both will have a difficult matchup against the Rams defense. St. Louis gives up the fourth fewest fantasy points to wide receivers.
| Vincent Jackson out for Week 10|
By: Mike Krueger | Nov 13 2015, 1:10 pm
|Bucs officially ruling out WR Vincent Jackson, DE Jacquies Smith, G Ali Marpet for Sunday. D.J. Swearinger doubtful ... (Greg Auman on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: With Austin Seferian-Jenkins (shoulder) unlikely to play, Mike Evans will once again be a target monster for the Bucs against the Cowboys.
| Kendall Wright out for Week 10|
Titans will be without top receiver
By: Mike Krueger | Nov 13 2015, 1:00 pm
|Not practicing today for @Titans: Kendall Wright and Jason McCourty. Returning: Dexter McCluster and Zach Brown.
Kendall Wright is out for Sunday. (Jim Wyatt on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: Wright will miss his second straight game with a knee injury. Harry Douglas, Justin Hunter and Dorial Green-Beckham will be the top three receivers for Marcus Mariota.
|Abdullah in line for more work in Week 10|
"Game situations" dictated his lack of use in London loss
By: Doug Orth | Nov 12 2015, 5:35 pm
|He had one carry the last time he took the field. In a season where Ameer Abdullah started off shining and ended up benched and then barely used, this was the nadir. Against the Chiefs, the Detroit Lions rookie running back had one carry and played just five snaps. That, though, could be changing.
“Ameer’s role will be growing. I’d like to get him the ball,” Lions offensive coordinator Jim Bob Cooter said. “I’d like to get all our guys the ball, like we said, that week the situation of that game didn’t lend to a ton of runs once we got into a certain point in the game.” (ESPN)|
FFToday's Take: The Lions had a season-low 14 carries against Kansas City and other than the team’s lone win of the season against Chicago, Detroit has not had more than 19 carries in a game this season. The Lions are averaging an embarrassing 69.6 rushing yards and no one in power in Detroit seems to be in a hurry to give their rookie more work than backfield partners Joique Bell and Theo Riddick. No Lions runner is more than a low-end flex at the moment.
| Peyton Manning "limited" on Thursday|
By: Doug Orth | Nov 12 2015, 5:25 pm
|Peyton Manning officially listed as "limited." HC Gary Kubiak: "There's concern, but I think he'll get there." (Nicki Jhabvala on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: Manning did not practice on Wednesday and it is interesting to note that Kubiak expressed concern. With that said, there doesn't seem to be overwhelming concern, so feel free to play Manning, Demaryius Thomas and Emmanuel Sanders as you normally would.
| Allen Hurns not practicing Thursday|
By: Mike Krueger | Nov 12 2015, 1:45 pm
|WR Allen Hurns, LB Dan Skuta and DT Michael Bennett not practicing for Jaguars Thursday. (John Oehser on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: Hurns is battling a sprained foot and has yet to practice this week. His availability for Sunday is still in question. The Jags receivers has a decent matchup against the Ravens defense. Marqise Lee (hamstring) was limited Thursday and could be available this week.
| Alshon Jeffery tweaks groin in practice|
Missed practice Thursday
By: Mike Krueger | Nov 12 2015, 1:30 pm
|Bears coach John Fox said WR Alshon Jeffery tweaked his groin in practice Wednesday and is day-to-day. (Chicago Bears on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: Jeffery did not practice Thursday. We'll have to wait and see if he's able to practice Friday before we know his availability for Sunday. Eddie Royal (knee) missed practice Thursday as well.
| Bears' Matt Forte practices|
RB remains limited with knee sprain
By: Jake Gordon | Nov 11 2015, 7:10 pm
|LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) -- Chicago Bears running back Matt Forte practiced Wednesday on a limited basis after being sidelined by a knee injury. Coach John Fox says Forte is ''not full-go yet'' but is ''making progress.'' (AP - Sports)|
FFToday's Take: Despite the positive news today, Matt Forte is not close to returning from his knee injury. This means Jeremey Langford will get plenty of work against a Rams defense allowing 104 rushing yards per game this season. Meanwhile, Ka'Deem Carey will continue to spell Langford as the team's primary backup.
| Peyton Manning rests sore foot Wednesday|
Kubiak says Peyton will practice Thursday
By: Jake Gordon | Nov 11 2015, 7:03 pm
|Coach Gary Kubiak told reporters that Peyton Manning sat out Wednesday's practice because of a sore foot that has bothered the 39-year-old quarterback for a "couple weeks," per NFL Media's James Palmer. Kubiak said that Manning came out of Sunday's defeat "really sore" after playing on the FieldTurf at Lucas Oil Stadium. The Broncos expect him to return to practice on Thursday.
FFToday's Take: This looks like a simple day of rest for an aging veteran who has struggled at times during the first half of the season. Peyton Manning's sore foot isn't going to prevent him from playing this week but it may help explain his lack of touchdown passes in recent weeks. Manning and the Broncos' passing attack have only notched four TD receptions in their last five games.
| Bills' McCoy and Watkins probable to play|
Offensive line banged up
By: Jake Gordon | Nov 11 2015, 3:20 pm
|ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) -- Buffalo Bills running back LeSean McCoy is expected to play, though it's uncertain who will be available to block for him against the New York Jets on Thursday night.
The Bills on Wednesday listed McCoy's status as probable after he was limited in practice because of a sore right shoulder. Receiver Sammy Watkins (left ankle) and defensive end Mario Williams (calf) are listed as probable.
(AP - Sport)|
FFToday's Take: It looks like Buffalo will two of its biggest play makers available for Thursday night's tilt with the Jets. LeSean McCoy (shoulder) will likely split time with Karlos Williams leaving their fantasy outlooks less than desirable on a short week. Sammy Watkins is coming off a huge performance against Miami will no doubt receive the "Revis Island" treatment. It may be tough to sit Watkins with so many teams on bye but fantasy owners may want to consider other options with greater upside.
| Allen Hurns misses practice Wednesday|
Out of walking boot
By: Mike Krueger | Nov 11 2015, 3:00 pm
|Allen Hurns says he's out of boot, believes he will play Sunday but foot is still an issue. Jaguars (Hays Carlyon on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: Players are typically confident in their health but Hurns missed practice Wednesday and is no lock to play this week as of Wednesday. How he does in practice Thursday and Friday will determine his availability against the Ravens in Week 10.
|McCarthy says James Starks is No.1 RB|
Lacy will stil see carrries
By: Mike Krueger | Nov 11 2015, 11:45 am
|Packers coach Mike McCarthy told reporters he considers James Starks his top back, based on what he's earned. Even healthy, Eddie Lacy is 2. (Ian Rapoport on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: It sure seems that way on the field. Starks has outplayed Lacy this season and makes for an interesting play at home this week against the Lions in a plus matchup. Eddie Lacy will still see action but he won't be a recommended fantasy option.
| Chargers' Malcom Floyd has torn labrum|
Status "to be determined"
By: Mike Krueger | Nov 10 2015, 7:00 pm
|Malcom Floyd has sacrificed his body for deep passes since 2004.
There is a chance the one Monday was his last.
The Chargers wide receiver suffered a torn left labrum, a source said following an MRI on Tuesday. It remains to be seen if that play will be the final one of his NFL career. Floyd, 34, long has planned to retire after the 2015 season.
The team is not rushing how it proceeds with Floyd.
(San Diego Union Tribune)|
FFToday's Take: It's very likely that Floyd will miss the remainder of the season but a determination on his availability has yet to be made. Expect Dontrelle Inman to move into a starting role along with Steve Johnson if Floyd is indeed out.