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Injury John Fox says Cutler is day-to-day
Shoulder injury could sideline Bears QB for the rest of the season
By: Jake Gordon | Nov 23 2016, 4:24 pm

Chicgao Bears
The Bears don't think quarterback Jay Cutler is done for the season just yet. Coach John Fox said that Cutler's right shoulder injury is "not season-ending, contrary to the reports you hear." He added that he is not sure if Cutler will definitely be out against the Titans on Sunday. (NFL.com)

FFToday's Take: John Fox is simply trying to cast a smoke screen in the direction the Titans. Actions tell the story here with Cutler reportedly seeking out a second opinion and the team signing David Fales to serve as Matt Barkley's backup.
Injury Browns designate RG3 to return from IR
QB takes part in non contact drills Wednesday
By: Jake Gordon | Nov 23 2016, 1:45 pm

Cleveland Browns
CLEVELAND, Ohio -Robert Griffin III took another major step back to the playing field Wednesday when he was designated for return from injured reserve. He practiced Wednesday for the first time since fracturing the coracoid bone in his left shoulder during the season opener at Philadelphia. (Cleveland.com)

FFToday's Take: Robert Griffin III could find himself quarterbacking an improved offense as the Browns evaluate the future of the franchise. RG3 hasn't been cleared for contact yet but there is a real chance that he could return to give Terrelle Pryor, Corey Coleman and Gary Barnidge a boost leading into the fantasy playoffs.
Injury Rob Gronkowski expected to miss Week 12
Chest injury
By: Mike Krueger | Nov 23 2016, 8:45 am

New England Patriots
Rob Gronkowski is not expected to play this Sunday against the Jets. The Patriots staff is prepping the offense without him per sources. (Dianna Russini on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: Gronk took a vicious hit to the chest in Week 10 that caused him to miss Week 11. Martellus Bennett will once again be on the TE1 radar in a matchup with the Jets who are right in the middle of the pack in fantasy points allowed to the position.
Injury Mark Ingram to practice Wednesday
Concussion
By: Mike Krueger | Nov 23 2016, 8:00 am

New Orleans
New Orleans got good news Wednesday, as coach Sean Payton said running back Mark Ingram will practice Wednesday. Ingram was evaluated for a concussion in last Thursday night's loss to the Panthers. (NFL.com)

FFToday's Take: Ingram is working through the concussion protocol and while the Saints haven't made it official it sounds like he's passed and will likely play this week against the Rams. Ingram is in timeshare with Tim Hightower capping both of their ceilings at a RB2 level.
Tom Brady heaping praise on Malcolm Mitchell
QB loves what he's seeing from rookie WR
By: Antonio D'Arcangelis | Nov 22 2016, 10:52 am

New England Patriots
New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and rookie wide receivers haven’t always been a productive pairing over the years, but 2016 fourth-round draft choice Malcolm Mitchell of Georgia is rewriting the script. Coming off a clutch performance in Sunday’s 30-17 win over the San Francisco 49ers in which he finished with four catches for 98 yards and an impressive catch-and-run 56-yard touchdown, Mitchell earned praise from Brady that usually doesn’t come the way of first-year pass-catchers. (ESPN)

FFToday's Take: “I’ve just been impressed with him since the day he came in and his personality is infectious,” Brady said. “He’s growing along with everybody else. It’s been really great to see.” The game plan in New England can switch quickly, but dynasty owners need to think about adding Mitchell if he's available.
Carlos Hyde still "main focus" on 49ers offense
Chip Kelly reiterates importance of ground game
By: Antonio D'Arcangelis | Nov 22 2016, 10:48 am

San Francisco
Carlos Hyde owners got some good news from the SF coach today. “It’s just overall the way our team is built," Chip Kelly said. "We’re built to run the football. Carlos is the main focus of what we’re doing offensively." (ESPN)

FFToday's Take: Hyde remains an RB2 with upside, though he'll always be more effective as a fantasy asset in closer games. Miami's run defense is solid -- but Hyde could get 20+ carries this week if the Niners can keep it close.
Injury Rex Burkhead ready to fill Bernard's shoes
Bengals ST standout looking to contribute on offense
By: Antonio D'Arcangelis | Nov 22 2016, 10:45 am

Cincinnati Bengals
All eyes are on Rex Burkhead, Giovani Bernard’s good friend, because he’s the guy that is going to take his place as that jack-of-all-trades-third-down back that must catch run, catch, and block. (Bengals.com)

FFToday's Take: Burkhead has emerged as a special teams staple the past two seasons, where he’s showed his reliability and smarts, and he’s their teams leading tackler this season. His hands have been on display every preseason and there has been a murmur after that stint in the slot to get him on the field more. The Bengals are confident he'll be involved, and that puts him on the radar as an RB3.
Injury Giovani Bernard done for the season
Torn left ACL
By: Doug Orth | Nov 21 2016, 7:50 pm

Cincinnati Bengals
A.J. Green wasn’t the only offensive star the Cincinnati Bengals lost on Sunday. RB Giovani Bernard tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee and is done for the season, a person with knowledge of the injury told USA TODAY Sports. (USA Today)

FFToday's Take: Bernard was still in the game as the Bengals were running their two-minute drill with less than a minute remaining and wasn't known to be hurt after the game, so this one comes as a bit of a shocker. Rex Burkhead (finally) may come into some fantasy relevancy - he operated as a receiver for a banged-up Cincinnati offense in the playoffs a few years ago - but Bernard's absence leaves Jeremy Hill's owners as big winners with this news.
Injury HC: A.J. Green could return this season
Hamstring injury won't require surgery
By: Doug Orth | Nov 21 2016, 7:40 pm

Cincinnati Bengals
A.J. Green suffered a hamstring strain Sunday, but will not require surgery. He will probably be out a few weeks, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported, per a source. Green was carted off early in Sunday's 16-12 loss to the Buffalo Bills. Coach Marvin Lewis said Monday that Green is moving better than expected after the injury and hopes to have his star receiver back by the end of the year. (NFL.com)

FFToday's Take: That's the good news. The bad news for owners is that he probably won't be available to help get his fantasy teams to the postseason. The Bengals are 3-6-1 at the moment as well, so it is fair to wonder if they would bring him back if they are out of the race by the time he is ready. Tyler Boyd should be a hot waiver-wire add this week and could provide some low-end WR3 production, although Tyler Eifert should become the focal point of the passing game now.
Injury Adrian Peterson closer to return
Making "solid progress" following September meniscus surgery
By: Doug Orth | Nov 21 2016, 7:30 pm

Minnesota Vikings
Adrian Peterson, who underwent surgery to repair a right lateral meniscus tear on Sept. 22, is making solid progress in his recovery and could be back on the field for the Minnesota Vikings by mid-to-late December, according to league sources. Peterson had an exam late last week and could start running this week. Although the three-time rushing champion is said to be exercising caution in his return from the knee injury he sustained on Sept. 18 against the Green Bay Packers, he could make his return before the end of the regular season. (ESPN)

FFToday's Take: There is optimism he could be ready to play by Week 15 or 16, although caution needs to be exercised here for multiple reasons. With ex-OC Norv Turner out, there's no telling how much new OC Pat Shurmur would commit to the running game. Secondly, the Vikings have perhaps the worst front five in the league now. Last but not least, AP averaged 1.6 YPC behind Minnesota's "healthy" offensive line over the first two weeks of the season.
Injury Bills hope Sammy Watkins can play Week 12
HC: Won't push WR to play unless he is ready
By: Doug Orth | Nov 21 2016, 7:20 pm

Buffalo Bills
Rex Ryan on Sammy Watkins: "I'm speaking on behalf of every Buffalo Bills fan: I hope he can play some" in Sunday's game. Ryan reiterates Bills won't play him if he isn't ready. (ESPN)

FFToday's Take: Watkins hasn't played since Week 2. Even though he can come off IR this week, it appears like he'll face long odds of playing more than a few snaps even if he is cleared to play. Unfortunately, the Bills need him more than ever after Robert Woods suffered a knee sprain in Week 11 and doubtful for Week 12. It does sound like Watkins is nearing a return, however, and he'll have three home games against the Steelers, Browns and Dolphins if he can make it back for the fantasy playoffs.
Injury C.J. Prosise diagnosed with fractured scapula
No surgery needed and no timetable for recovery
By: Doug Orth | Nov 21 2016, 6:55 pm

Seattle Seahawks
Seattle Seahawks HC Carroll said C.J. Prosise has a fractured scapula. No surgery. Just need to wait it out. No estimate on recovery time. Won't know for weeks. (Curtis Crabtree on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: Prosise's potential run as the Seahawks' featured back ended almost soon as it began. Thomas Rawls showed very little rust in Week 11 against a good Philadelphia Eagles defense and will now be the Seattle RB who has potential league-winning upside if he can stay healthy and is allowed to touch the ball 20 or more times per week. Alex Collins will likely back up Rawls and can be added as a handcuff.
Injury Josh McCown to start for Browns
Kessler in concussion protocol
By: Mike Krueger | Nov 21 2016, 2:00 pm

Cleveland Browns
Josh McCown will have a chance to prevent the Browns from going 0-16 when he starts Sunday against the red-hot New York Giants at FirstEnergy Stadium. Hue Jackson named McCown the starter on Monday with rookie Cody Kessler in the concussion protocol with his second concussion in 29 days. It will mark McCown's third start of the season. (Cleveland Plain-Dealer)

FFToday's Take: McCown may start but he's no guaranteed to take every snap at quarterback making him a QB2 at best against the Giants. Robert Griffin III will start practicing this week, but hasn't yet been cleared for full contact. The Browns have yet to win a game this season.
Fitzpatrick to start for Jets
Bowles not ready to make switch to Petty
By: Mike Krueger | Nov 21 2016, 1:45 pm

New York Jets
On the verge of losing his job to Bryce Petty after sitting out the last game (Nov. 13) with a mild knee sprain, Ryan Fitzpatrick will start for the struggling Jets when they face the first-place New England Patriots Sunday at MetLife Stadium. (ESPN)

FFToday's Take: HC Todd Bowles doesn't have much of a choice if he wants to stay in the good graces with his players as Bryce Petty and Christian Hackenberg don't give the team the best chance to win. Fitzpatrick is tied for the league lead in interceptions with 13.
Injury LeSean McCoy expected to play Week 12
Surgery on broken thumb
By: Mike Krueger | Nov 21 2016, 9:52 am

Buffalo Bills
Bills' RB LeSean McCoy had a surgical procedure on his thumb today and will be ready to play this Sunday, per source. (Adam Schefter on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: McCoy dislocated his thumb in Week 11 and never returned to the game but it sounds like he's got a chance to play after having a procedure to set his thumb in place. McCoy owners have dodged a bullet.
Injury Andrew Luck likely to miss Week 12
Placed in concussion protocol
By: Doug Orth | Nov 21 2016, 12:00 am

Indianapolis Colts
Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck is in the NFL's concussion protocol, coach Chuck Pagano announced Monday. Colts Insider Zak Keefer said it usually takes players five to six days to get through protocol, which would obviously put Luck in danger of missing the Colts' Thanksgiving game against the Pittsburgh Steelers. But "no two concussions are the same," Keefer added. "There's no timetable or 'normal' recovery." (Indianapolis Star)

FFToday's Take: This is a big one for fantasy owners, as likely replacement Scott Tolzien is a huge step down from Luck and lowers the ceiling of players like T.Y. Hilton and Donte Moncrief. Owners should expect to be without Luck this week, which would make the Steelers' defense a bit of an interesting streaming option this week.
Injury Bengals lose Giovani Bernard, torn ACL
Bengals hit hard by injury bug
By: Mike Krueger | Nov 20 2016, 10:00 pm

Cincinnati Bengals
On one of their final plays of the game in a 16-12 loss to the Bills, they reportedly lost running back Giovani Bernard for the season. The Enquirer confirmed an initial NFL Network report late Sunday night that Bernard suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament after bringing in a 7-yard catch from Andy Dalton with 58 seconds remaining. (Cincinnati Enquirer)

FFToday's Take: It was a brutal week for injuries and the Bengals got hit the most with A.J. Green (hamstring) and losing on half of their running back tandem, Giovani Bernard. Jeremy Hill should see an uptick in usage over the final seven weeks of the season. Rex Burkhead could also see an increase in snaps.
Injury A.J. Green could miss remainder of season
Hamstring injury
By: Mike Krueger | Nov 20 2016, 6:00 pm

Cincinnati Bengals
Bengals wide receiver A.J. Green will miss multiple weeks with a hamstring injury. Sources tell ESPN's Adam Schefter there is a chance Green will not play again this season. "I don't know when he can be back, but he has a hamstring injury, I can tell you that," Lewis said. (ESPN)

FFToday's Take: Green left early in Week 11 and obviously he will be sorely missed by the team and fantasy owners. Green will have an MRI Monday.
Injury Jordan Matthews expected to play
Back spasms
By: Mike Krueger | Nov 20 2016, 8:45 am

Philadelphia Eagles
Eagles WR Jordan Matthews, questionable for Sunday vs Seahawks due to back spasms, is expected to play, per source. (Adam Schefter on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: Matthews was able to practice this week so he should be good to go, however owners should check the inactives before the late-afternoon kick to make sure. Matthews is currently sitting as fantasy's WR34 with 507 yards and 3 TDs. He's on the WR3 radar today against Seattle.
Injury Torrey Smith unlikely to play
Shoulder injury
By: Mike Krueger | Nov 20 2016, 8:30 am

San Francisco
49ers WR Torrey Smith, questionable for Sunday vs Patriots due to shoulder injury, is unlikely to play, per source. (Adam Schefter on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: Hopefully Torrey Smith hasn't been a viable option for your fantasy team, but just in case he is, you should find another alternative. Quinton Patton and Jeremy Kerley should be Kaepernick's top two wide receivers against the Patriots.
Injury DeSean Jackson questionable, gametime decision
Shoulder injury
By: Mike Krueger | Nov 18 2016, 4:00 pm

Washington Redskins
Wide receiver DeSean Jackson participated in practice all this week, albeit in limited fashion, but his status for Sunday night’s game against the Packers looks like it will remain up in the air until Sunday night. (ProFootballTalk)

FFToday's Take: Jackson has been dealing with a shoulder injury the last couple weeks. He'll be hard for fantasy owners to trust especially since the Redskins / Packers game doesn't kickoff until Sunday night. Jackson owners should have plan B in place.
Injury Chris Hogan, Gronk out for New England
Pats down two receivers
By: Mike Krueger | Nov 18 2016, 2:10 pm

New England Patriots
The Patriots have ruled TE Rob Gronkowski and WR Chris Hogan (back) out for Sunday's game against the 49ers. (Mike Reiss on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: We expected Gronk to be sidelined but Hogan's absence comes as a bit of a surprise. Expect Danny Amendola to see more action at wide receiver, but he'll be nothing more than a dart throw given the Patriots tendency to spread the ball around. Hogan was limited in practice this week with a back injury.
Injury Rob Gronkowski misses practice Friday
Missed pactice all week
By: Mike Krueger | Nov 18 2016, 11:45 am

New England Patriots
Rob Gronkowski was not present at the New England Patriots' practice on Friday. That means he has not practiced at all this week, making it extremely unlikely that he played the Patriots' Week 11 game against the San Francisco 49ers. (CBS Sports)

FFToday's Take: It's seems unlikely that Gronk will play but we should get a better idea by Saturday. If he sits, Martellus Bennett would vault into TE1 territory and make for a great DFS option in Week 11.
Injury Jordan Howard finally admits injury
Limped noticeably after suffering Achilles' injury in Week 10
By: Doug Orth | Nov 17 2016, 5:10 pm

Chicgao Bears
RB Jordan Howard on Thursday clarified what his playing status was during Sunday's loss to the Buccaneers. "I was just tight early in...the second half. Then I injured my Achilles a little bit at the end. I’m good now." After Howard lost a fumble at the 5:37 mark of the second quarter, he played four more snaps before noticeably limping on a fake handoff in the third quarter. Then he played sporadically during the remainder of the 36-10 loss, finishing with 100 yards on 15 carries. (Chicago Tribune)

FFToday's Take: Howard's response to HC John Fox's post-game assertion that his back was hurt was "Nah, I ain't suffer nothing." Classic. The rookie is one of the few things going well for the hapless Bears, but Achilles' injuries are no joke. Owners need to strongly consider adding Jeremy Langford in the meantime, as it is quite likely Chicago relies even more on the running game with Alshon Jeffery starting his four-game PED suspension this week.
Injury Gronk not at practice Thursday
Second straight missed practice
By: Doug Orth | Nov 17 2016, 4:50 pm

New England Patriots
TE Rob Gronkowski (chest) is not present for Thursday's practice, marking the second straight day he has been absent with a chest injury. (Mike Reiss on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: Owners should have their answer regarding Gronk's playing status by Friday, when the Patriots get on the plane to go to San Francisco. He had to cancel a non-football commitment because he wasn't cleared to fly and there has been a suspicion all week he will not play against the 49ers. With games against the Jets and Rams over the next two weeks, don't be surprised if the Pats play this situation very cautiously. Martellus Bennett is a near-elite TE1 play this week.
Percy Harvin expected to start Week 11
WR has been with the team only since Nov. 1
By: Doug Orth | Nov 17 2016, 4:30 pm

Buffalo Bills
Bills OC Anthony Lynn says WR Percy Harvin is likely to start Sunday vs. Cincinnati, but he will still be somewhat limited from a play-count standpoint. (ESPN)

FFToday's Take: It seems highly unlikely Harvin is in good enough shape yet to play a full complement of snaps, although the Bills' methodical offense will help him in that regard. Harvin was used as a decoy in his 21 snaps in Week 9, so it is a good bet he'll see his first touch of 2016 this week versus the Bengals. Still, Harvin is a relative long-shot to make a difference in fantasy this year, especially if Sammy Watkins can return at some point.
DeMarco Murray back at practice Thursday
Sat out Wednesday's session
By: Doug Orth | Nov 17 2016, 4:25 pm

Tennessee Titans
DeMarco Murray back on practice field (Thursday) for Titans. (Jim Wyatt on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: Murray has routinely been getting Wednesdays off lately, so Tennessee is just keeping the 28-year-old's legs as fresh as possible. He has scored a rushing touchdown in five straight games and seems like a pretty good bet to finish as a top-five back again this week versus the Indianapolis Colts.
Injury Jamaal Charles has scope on left knee
All but ruled out for the 2016 season
By: Mike Krueger | Nov 17 2016, 12:45 pm

Kansas City Chiefs
Jamaal Charles had arthroscopic surgery on his left knee on Monday. Previously had his right knee scoped. Had been experiencing problems in both knees. (ESPN)

FFToday's Take: The news keeps getting worse for Charles who previously had his right knee scoped. This latest procedure will kill There any hope of Charles returning for potential playoff games. Spencer Ware and Charcandrick West are locked in as the Chiefs top running backs.
Injury Zach Ertz misses practice Thursday
Hamstring injury
By: Mike Krueger | Nov 17 2016, 12:30 pm

Philadelphia Eagles
Zach Ertz (hamstring) just left after the walkthrough. #Eagles TE was limited on Wednesday. Likely suffered injury at practice. (Jeff McLane onTwitter)

FFToday's Take: This doesn't sound good for Ertz. He should be considered questionable at best for Week 11. Brent Celek and Trey Burton would see increased snaps if Ertz isn't able to suit up against the Seahawks.
Injury Torrey Smith does not practice Wednesday
Shoulder injury
By: Jake Gordon | Nov 16 2016, 7:00 pm

San Francisco
Torrey Smith (shoulder) didn't participate in practice Wednesday, Cam Inman of the Bay Area News Group reports. A back injury has previously impacted Smith's practice reps and in-game snaps this season, but his lack of practice Wednesday was blamed on a shoulder concern. (CBSSports.com)

FFToday's Take: Torrey Smith has only eight catches in the past four games. He has been dealing with back issues in prior weeks and now is missing practice with a shoulder ailment. Smith is clearly the third best fantasy receiver on the 49ers with Jeremy Kerley and Quinton Patton splitting the majority of the targets.
DeMarco Murray held out of practice
Team playing it safe with star running back
By: Jake Gordon | Nov 16 2016, 6:00 pm

Tennessee Titans
Murray (toe) was held out of practice Wednesday for precautionary reasons, Jim Wyatt of titansonline.com reports. (CBSSports.com)

FFToday's Take: Tennessee is giving DeMarco Murray a well earned day of rest after he did it all against the Packers in Week 10. Look for him to return to practice Thursday as the team prepares for a key divisional match up against the Colts this week.
Packers claim Christine Michael
Former Seahawk finds new home
By: Doug Orth | Nov 16 2016, 4:00 pm

Green Bay Packers
Packers have claimed RB Christine Michael off waivers, source says. (Mike Garafolo on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: The Packers have been hit with a rash of injuries at the running back position so it's not a big shock that would take a chance on the talented but enigmatic Michael. James Starks returned to action last week but has never excelled in a workhorse role. Michael is a speculative hold (or add) in 12-team leagues.
Jordan Howard not listed on injury report
Bears running back puts in full practice Wednesday
By: Jake Gordon | Nov 16 2016, 3:32 pm

Chicgao Bears
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (CBS) — Apparently, Bears running back Jordan Howard is OK after all. Coach John Fox offered a scare after Sunday’s loss in Tampa Bay when he stated that Howard had sustained an “ankle or Achilles” injury. Howard expressed at the time that he was fine. When the Bears returned to work Wednesday, Howard was a full participant and not listed on the injury report. Fox confirmed that Howard participated in full. However, Fox later informed to the media in New York via teleconference that Howard was limited with soreness. (CBS Chicago)

FFToday's Take: This is a huge positive for the Bears and Jordan Howard's fantasy owners. Although he is still dealing with soreness (presumably in his ankle) it looks like he will be leading the charge when Chicago squares off against Big Blue this weekend. Howard should be in RB2 territory for Week 11 facing a New York defense that has allowed a rushing touchdown in three of their past four games.
Bowles to choose QB on Monday
Bryce Petty goes 19 for 32 in debut
By: Jake Gordon | Nov 16 2016, 2:46 pm

New York Jets
FLORHAM PARK — Bryce Petty or Ryan Fitzpatrick? It's not clear yet which of these Jets quarterbacks will start after the bye week, against the Patriots. Coach Todd Bowles expects to make his decision by Monday. But one thing is clear: Bowles will have the final say. (NJ.com)

FFToday's Take: New York's passing attack has absolutely dried up this season. They rank 29th in the NFL in passing yards per game and dead last in QB Rating. Whether it's Week 11 or later, HC Todd Bowles will eventually need to prioritize the 2017 season. Ryan Fitzpatrick isn't under contract for next season so look for Bryce Petty and Christian Hackenburg to get more reps in the coming weeks.
Injury Browns' RG3 cleared for non-contract drills
Will not practice this week
By: Jake Gordon | Nov 16 2016, 1:19 pm

Cleveland Browns
BEREA, Ohio (AP) -- Robert Griffin III's next comeback isn't quite ready to begin. Cleveland's quarterback, who broke a bone in his left shoulder while making his debut with the Browns in the season opener, has been cleared for non-contact drills and could play again this season. (AP Sports)

FFToday's Take: Robert Griffin III (shoulder) may be able to come back near the end of the season but Cleveland will continue to start Cody Kessler in the interim. Kessler was benched in the second half last week and won't be worth starting in Week 11 versus Pittsburgh.
Seahawks release RB Christine Michael
Thomas Rawls expected to return
By: Mike Krueger | Nov 15 2016, 6:00 pm

Seattle Seahawks
Seahawks have released RB Christine Michael. (via ESPN sources) (ESPN)

FFToday's Take: We knew Thomas Rawls was expected back this week and rookie C.J. Prosise had a nice showing as the feature back in Week 10 but this moves comes as a bit of surprise. Prosise and Rawls are now the backs to own in Seattle. Michael can be claimed off waivers by any team.
Rams make switch at QB, Goff in for Keenum
Rookie may not be an upgrade
By: Mike Krueger | Nov 15 2016, 2:00 pm

Los Angeles Rams
Jared Goff will start Sunday for the @RamsNFL against @MiamiDolphins in front of a home crowd, per team sources. QBs were informed this am. (Chris Mortensen on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: The Rams are a mess right now and even though Case Keenum wasn't setting the world on fire, Jared Goff may not be any better. It's rumored he's not quite ready to be a starting NFL quarterback but we're about to find out. He's off the QB2 radar against the Dolphins in Week 11.
Vikings dump K Walsh, sign Forbath
Four missed extra points dooms Walsh
By: Mike Krueger | Nov 15 2016, 1:00 pm

Minnesota Vikings
The Vikings waived embattled kicker Blair Walsh after he missed three kicks and failed to execute a key kickoff in the past two weeks. He will be replaced by former Washington kicker Kai Forbath. (Minneapolis Star Tribune)

FFToday's Take: The Vikings tried out kickers last week but stuck with Walsh in Week 10. However, Walsh missed another extra point on Sunday prompting the Vikings brass to take action. Forbath might be an upgrade but there are plenty of better fantasy kickers on a weekly basis.
Injury Gronkowski suffered punctured lung in Week 10
Expected to miss Week 11
By: Doug Orth | Nov 14 2016, 8:30 pm

New England Patriots
Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski suffered what is believed to be a punctured lung on Sunday vs. Seahawks, according to sources. But could miss just one game. (Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: Gronkowski was understandably staggered after taking a vicious legal hit from Earl Thomas and missed a few plays before returning. Martellus Bennett started going off almost immediately after it happened, and he stands to benefit the most should Gronk missed Week 11 against San Francisco. In such a case, Bennett stands to be an elite TE1 play.
Injury Sammy Watkins not quite ready yet
Eligible to practice, come off IR in Week 11
By: Doug Orth | Nov 14 2016, 5:15 pm

Buffalo Bills
Bills HC Rex Ryan says Sammy Watkins is eligible to return to practice, but the trainers think he's not ready this week. (Joe Buscaglia on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: Watkins reportedly told Ryan he feels "fantastic", but this news casts doubt on the receiver's probable Week 12 return as well. While he is still worth a stash in deeper leagues, the odds of him knocking off rust before the fantasy playoffs are getting slimmer by the week. There's no guarantee he makes it back this season either, although we obviously aren't at that point yet. Robert Woods figures to remain the top receiver in Buffalo's run-based attack for at least another 1-2 weeks.