| 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.
| Cowboys LB Sean Lee doubtful for Week 10|
Jerry Jones not optimistic about concussion status
By: Antonio D'Arcangelis | Nov 10 2015, 11:42 am
|Dallas Morning News beat reporter Jon Machota (@jonmachota) on Twitter: "Jerry Jones said Sean Lee is 'probably doubtful' for Tampa Bay this Sunday." (Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: This is bad news for Cowboys fans, and good news for the Tampa Bay running attack, and both Doug Martin and Charles Sims.
| Rex Ryan believes McCoy will play Thursday|
Bills coach reportedly "not real sure" of RB's role
By: Antonio D'Arcangelis | Nov 10 2015, 11:38 am
|ESPN Bills beat reporter Mike Rodak (@mikerodak) on Twitter:
"Rex Ryan says he believes LeSean McCoy will play Thursday. 'How significant his role will be? I’m not real sure right now.' (Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: That's not necessarily very clear news of McCoy's touches, but the shoulder strain, as it's being called, likely means a larger workload for rookie RB Karlos Williams, who's been magnificent when healthy. Both backs should be considered RB2s until a clear picture emerges.
| Jeremy Langford steps up for Bears|
Rookie RB totals 142 yards, TD in feature role
By: Antonio D'Arcangelis | Nov 10 2015, 11:35 am
|Jeremy Langford steeped up in the feature role with Matt Forte unavailable for the Bears, and will likely see more touches even when Forte returns, according to a report by ESPN. (ESPN)|
FFToday's Take: Forte's knee injury opened the door for the Bears to feature Langford, who was the club’s 2015 fourth-round draft choice. Even though Ka’Deem Carey technically started the game, Langford played the majority of the snaps, finishing with 142 all-purpose yards, one TD and a two-point conversion.
| Andrew Luck out 2-6 weeks, lacerated kidney|
Partial tear of an abdominal muscle
By: Mike Krueger | Nov 10 2015, 3:05 am
|Andrew Luck incurred abdominal injuries during Sunday’s victory over the Denver Broncos.
“The injuries happened at the end of an early fourth quarter scramble,” said Head Coach Chuck Pagano. “Andrew was sore after the game and was feeling a little worse Monday afternoon so we sent him to get tests.”
The tests revealed a laceration in one of Luck’s kidneys and a partial tear of an abdominal muscle. The injuries should not require surgery and full recovery from both is expected within two to six weeks.
FFToday's Take: And the hits just keep on coming for the NFL. Matt Hasselbeck will be the Colts quarterback in Week 11 against the Falcons. Colts are on bye in Week 10. It's a minor downgrade for the Colts receivers but Hasselbeck is a viable QB2 and streaming option in the coming weeks.
|Wes Welker agrees to terms with Rams|
By: Doug Orth | Nov 9 2015, 6:30 pm
|Wes Welker is back. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Monday that the former Patriots and Broncos wideout signed a deal with the St. Louis Rams, per a source informed of the team's plans. Coach Jeff Fisher later confirmed the addition during a meeting with reporters.
Welker's one-year deal allows him to earn, along with his base salary, up to $700K in incentives, based on playing time and catches, Rapoport added. (NFL.com)|
FFToday's Take: Welker's workout on Monday came on the heels of the Rams learning that receiver Stedman Bailey will serve a four-game suspension for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy. Outside of Tavon Austin, no St. Louis receiver has more than 20 receptions, so the oft-concussed receiver will have an opportunity to contribute pretty quickly. It's an obvious low-risk, medium-upside move for an offense that needs more playmakers in the passing game.
| HC: Bridgewater should be good to go in Week 10|
Suffered concussion on Sunday versus Rams
By: Doug Orth | Nov 9 2015, 4:55 pm
|Vikings HC Mike Zimmer said he thinks Teddy Bridgewater should be "good to go.'' Sunday at Oakland. Has passed first test (Chris Tomasson on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: It's obviously a good sign for a player that was knocked unconscious for a short time on Sunday. However, owners would be wise to treat this news as a cautious thumbs-up since we have seen symptoms flare up later in the week on players that have suffered concussions before. Bridgewater would be a low-end fantasy starter for this game anyway, but Stefon Diggs is probably the player with the most to lose statistically. Shaun Hill would draw the start if Bridgewater cannot go.
| Forte in "great doubt" for Week 10|
Already ruled out for Week 9; Jeremy Langford expected to start
By: Doug Orth | Nov 9 2015, 4:40 pm
|Bears RB Matt Forte on Saturday was ruled out of Monday night's game against the San Diego Chargers. And his availability for the Week 10 road game against the St. Louis Rams is in great doubt, as well. Forte's streak of 52 consecutive starts will end Monday because of the sprained MCL he suffered in his right knee against the Minnesota Vikings on Nov. 1.
Forte had a platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injection in his right knee during the week in order to facilitate healing. He is not traveling with the Bears to San Diego in order to avoid swelling that can occur due to air travel. (Chicago Tribune)|
FFToday's Take: It is never a good sign for a player to be considered doubtful a full week before the team's next game, but Forte's injury was expected to sideline him for at least two weeks anyway. Rookie Jeremy Langford is expected to see the lion's share of the work in his absence while Ka'Deem Carey and Antone Smith back him up.
| Pats' Dion Lewis out for the year with ACL injury|
RB injured in Week 9
By: Mike Krueger | Nov 9 2015, 1:40 pm
|Tough news out of Foxborough: Patriots RB Dion Lewis out for the season with torn ACL per team source. (Jim McBride on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: Lewis is was a key cog in the Patriots offensive machine and will be missed. Brandon Bolden and James White are available to soak up the passing game role out of the backfield while LeGarrette Blount remains the between the tackles runner.
| Fitzpatrick contemplating surgery on thumb|
Jets QB could still play while thumb heals
By: Mike Krueger | Nov 9 2015, 8:00 am
|If Jets quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick decides to have surgery on his left thumb before the end of the season—and he's considering it—he may not have to miss any games, according to a surgeon who specializes in treating hand and elbow injuries. (NJ.com)|
FFToday's Take: Fitzpatrick is considering surgery this Friday (the Jets play Thursday night) but might still be a able to play the rest of the season wearing a protective glove. The injury is on his non-throwing hand and recovery time is said to be at least eight weeks.
| T.Y. Hilton not expected to play|
By: Mike Krueger | Nov 8 2015, 11:10 am
|Colts WR T.Y. Hilton, questionable with foot injury and said to be a game-time decision, is not expected to play today vs. Denver, per source. (Adam Schefter on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: The Colts and Broncos play a late-afternoon game so check the Inactives to confirm but it sounds like Luck will be without one of his best weapons against the stout Broncos defense. Hilton did not practice this week. Expect Donte Moncrief and Andre Johnson to be the starting WRs. Temper your fantasy expectations for all Colts players.
| ASJ unlikely to play for Bucs|
Bucs TE will be tested in pregame warmup
By: Mike Krueger | Nov 8 2015, 7:10 am
|Bucs TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins, listed as Q for today vs. Giants, unlikely to play, though coaches want to test him pregame, per source. (Adam Schefter on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: The Bucs tight end has missed six games with a shoulder injury but got in some limited practices this week. Mike Evans will once again be the main target for Jameis Winston is ASJ sis.
| DeSean Jackson expected to play|
Hasn't played since Week 1
By: Mike Krueger | Nov 8 2015, 7:00 am
|Listed as questionable with a hamstring injury, Redskins WR DeSean Jackson is expected to play today vs. Patriots, per source. (Adam Schefter on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: Jackson got in some limited work in practice this week and is listed as questionable making him a risky start but a player with upside against the Patriots. Jackson hasn't played since Week 1 due to a hamstring injury.
|Percy Harvin placed on Injured Reserve|
Season over for Bills wideout
By: Mike Krueger | Nov 7 2015, 9:45 am
|The Bills officially placed Percy Harvin on Injured Reserve, ending his season with them. They activate Leodis McKelvin. (Ian Rapoport on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: Harvin has been battling knee and hip injuries and reportedly was away from the team for personal reasons. The Bills will reportedly owe him the balance of his $6 million salary, which includes a $3 million signing bonus.
|Antonio Andrews tabbed as Titans' workhorse RB|
Sankey and McCluster relegated to backup roles
By: John Canario | Nov 6 2015, 10:05 pm
|Tennessee Titans interim head coach Mike Mularkey said Tuesday the team will be giving the bulk of carries at running back to second-year player Antonio Andrews, beginning with Sunday's game against the New Orleans Saints. The decision to identify Andrews as the starter differs from the "running back by committee' approach the team took under former head coach Ken Whisenhunt. Andrews, Bishop Sankey and Dexter McCluster have all seen time as Tennessee's main back this season. (Fox Sports)|
FFToday's Take: Andrews is available on most waiver wires, and while the Titans' running game has been anemic thus far, the second-year RB is likely to get 15 carries this week against a porous Saints' defense.
|Vernon Davis will suit up for Broncos Sunday|
TE is still learning new playbook
By: John Canario | Nov 6 2015, 10:00 pm
|The newest Bronco will play Sunday, and likely go up against his brother.
Tight end Vernon Davis, who was acquired via trade, is still learning the Broncos' playbook but knows enough, Kubiak said, to warrant being active and getting time against the Colts. "I feel very good about the things that we've asked him to do this week," Kubiak said. "Hopefully he'll be a big part and help us out." Davis is the brother of Colts cornerback Vontae Davis. (http://www.denverpost.com/bronco)|
FFToday's Take: Davis owners likely want to slot the former standout tight end into their lineups right away, but it might take the recently acquired veteran a couple games before he finally finds his footing with his new team.
| Carlos Hyde ruled out Sunday|
RB is recovering from stress fracture in his foot
By: John Canario | Nov 6 2015, 9:50 pm
|San Francisco 49ers running back Carlos Hyde has been ruled out of Sunday’s game against the Atlanta Falcons, the team announced. Hyde has been dealing with a stress fracture in his left foot and did not practice all week. He missed last weekend's 27-6 loss against the St. Louis Rams. The second-year pro out of Ohio State ranks 15th in the NFL in rushing yards this season, with 470. (SI)|
FFToday's Take: With Hyde ruled out, Reggie Bush injured, and Colin Kaepernick relegated to a backup role, there are no 49ers' offensive players worth starting this week. Who receives the most touches out of San Francisco's backfield this week is anybody's guess, but it'll probably be a mix of Kendall Gaskins, Shaun Draughn, and possibly even Jarryd Hayne.
| Hilton to be a game time decision|
Colts WR missed practice all week and was seen in a walking boot
By: John Canario | Nov 6 2015, 9:35 pm
|Andrew Luck could be without his top receiving threat when he faces the NFL's No. 1 defense on Sunday. NFL Media's Rand Getlin reported on NFL HQ Friday morning that wideout T.Y. Hilton will be a game-time decision Sunday ahead of the Colts' clash with the Denver Broncos, per a source informed of the situation. Hilton was officially listed as questionable on Friday. It hasn't looked good for Hilton's availability after the wideout missed three straight days of practice and was seen in a boot on Thursday as he deals with a foot sprain. There was no sign of Hilton at the start of Friday's practice, which isn't a good sign for the wideout's progress. The Colts' top pass-catcher has 38 receptions on 81 targets this season, compiling 621 yards and three touchdowns. He is catching just 46.9 percent of his targets this season after snagging 61.0 percent in 2014. (NFL.com)|
FFToday's Take: Hilton owners should ensure they have a backup plan this week. Even if he does play, he has a tough matchup in the Broncos' stifling defense.