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Injury Chiefs lose S Eric Berry for season
Early reports suggest Berry has lymphoma
By: Doug Orth | Nov 24 2014, 5:35 pm

Kansas City Chiefs
Surprise of the day: Chiefs put S Eric Berry on Non-Football Illness List, which means he is out for the year, per source. (Adam Schefter on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: We wish him the best. Chiefs ESPN Nation reporter Adam Teicher tweeted earlier in the day that a MRI "showed a mass in his chest" and that while there has been no definite diagnosis, Kansas City thinks he has lymphoma. From a football perspective, the Chiefs may have to reinsert Marcus Cooper as a starting corner after moving Ron Parker from safety a few weeks ago.
Injury Dwayne Allen "trending in right direction"
Team unsure when TE will return to practice
By: Doug Orth | Nov 24 2014, 4:50 pm

Indianapolis Colts
Colts HC Chuck Pagano on TE Dwayne Allen: “He’s trending in the right direction but he’s going to be day-to-day.” Doesn’t know if Allen will practice. (Kevin Bowen on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: With Andrew Luck taking as many hits and sacks as ever and Coby Fleener (predictably) coming up short in the box score in Week 12, the Colts need Allen back ASAP. If he can make it back this week from his ankle injury, he has a very favorable matchup against Washington.
Injury Ryan Mallett out for the season
Pectoral injury
By: Mike Krueger | Nov 24 2014, 12:30 pm

Houston Texans
Quarterback Ryan Mallett is out for the season with a torn right pectoral muscle that will require surgery, according to two familiar with the situation. (Houston Chronicle)

FFToday's Take: Mallett reportedly played through the injury on Sunday. We haven't received an official word on who the Texans will start at quarterback in Week 13 against Tennessee but it's likely to be Ryan Fitzpatrick. Rookie Tom Savage is also on the roster
Injury Larry Fitzgerald unlikely to play
Knee injury, gametime decision
By: Mike Krueger | Nov 23 2014, 10:12 am

Arizona Cardinals
"It would take a miracle" for Larry Fitzgerald to play. Currently a game-time decision. (Ian Rapoport via Twitter)

FFToday's Take: Fitzgerald missed practice this week and will likely be on the Inactive list when the Cardinals play the Seahawks in a late- afternoon game. Michael Floyd and John Brown would be the starting receivers if Fitzgerald sits.
Injury Reggie Bush not expected to play
Ankle injury
By: Mike Krueger | Nov 22 2014, 5:30 pm

Detroit Lions
Hearing Reggie Bush is a no-go for the Lions big game in New England Sunday. Not ready to go yet. Still working to get back (Jason LaCanfora via Twitter)

FFToday's Take: Bush's ankle injury has bothered him for the better part of a month. With Bush out, Joique Bell will become a viable RB2/FLEX option but he's only scored double-digit fantasy points in four games this year. Theo Riddick will also be involved in a pass-catching role out of the backfield.
Injury Arian Fosters sits Friday, Questionable
Missed practice the last two days
By: Mike Krueger | Nov 21 2014, 3:45 pm

Houston Texans
Texans running back Arian Foster (groin) is officially questionable for Sunday’s game against the Cincinnati Bengals at NRG Stadium. Foster did not practice twice this week (Thursday, Friday) and was limited Wednesday. Coach Bill O’Brien and Foster didn’t provide any clarity Friday about the back’s status versus the Bengals. Foster missed last Sunday’s victory at Cleveland due to injury. (Houston Chronicle)

FFToday's Take: It's never a good sign when a player misses both Thursday and Friday practices. For now, Foster will be a gametime decision but all signs point to him being inactive. If that happens, Alfred Blue would once again get the start and qualify as an RB2 in Week 12.
Jonas Gray misses practice, late to facility
Tardiness could affect RBs playing time on Sunday
By: Mike Krueger | Nov 21 2014, 1:40 pm

New England Patriots
New England Patriots running back Jonas Gray didn't practice on Friday because he didn't report to the team's facility on time, according to two sources. Patriots coach Bill Belichick has a longstanding rule that if a player doesn't report on time, he doesn't practice that day. (ESPN)

FFToday's Take: This incident may impact Gray's playing time on Sunday. Newly acquired LeGarrette Blount could see action if Belichick decides to discipline his rookie running back. Gray becomes a shaky fantasy play in Week 12.
Injury Julius Thomas "very" limited Friday
Ankle injury
By: Mike Krueger | Nov 21 2014, 1:25 pm

Denver Broncos
Tight end Julius Thomas also returned to practice. Thomas was described as "very limited" and "shaky" by separate media folk, so right now we're more optimistic about Sanders playing than Thomas on Sunday vs. the Dolphins. (Mile High Report)

FFToday's Take: Head coach John Fox stated that while the listed Thomas as limited on Friday, he easily could've been classified as DNP. The Broncos tight end will be a gametime decision but all signs point to him being on the Inactive list Sunday. Jacob Tamme would fill Thomas' shoes and be low-end TE1 consideration.
Injury Emmanuel Sanders returns to practice Friday
Still needs clearance from independent doctor
By: Mike Krueger | Nov 21 2014, 1:15 pm

Denver Broncos
Emmanuel Sanders was cleared to practice through the league’s concussion protocol and took part in the team’s final practice of the week after missing work on Wednesday and Thursday. (ProFootballTalk)

FFToday's Take: Sanders will still need to get clearance from an independent doctor but that is expected to happen. For now, Sanders can be penciled into lineups.
Injury TE Jordan Reed ruled out
Hamstring injury
By: Mike Krueger | Nov 21 2014, 1:10 pm

Washington Redskins
Also ruled out of Sunday’s game is tight end Jordan Reed, who had already missed four games with a hamstring injury. He’s now sidelined by a strain in his other hamstring. (Washington Post)

FFToday's Take: Reed has immense talent but can't stay on the field. Reed has now missed time this season because of injuries to both his hamstrings. Niles Paul will fill-in and is a worth a look for TE-desperate owners and salary relief in daily games.
Injury TE Dwayne Allen ruled out
Ankle injury
By: Mike Krueger | Nov 21 2014, 1:04 pm

Indianapolis Colts
Colts coach Chuck Pagano told reporters that tight end Dwayne Allen will not play Week 12 against the Jaguars. The team officially ruled him out for the game, per the team's official website. (CBS Sports)

FFToday's Take: The Colts tight end missed practice all week with an ankle injury. His absence means Coby Fleener moves into TE1 discussion. He faces a Jaguars defense giving up the 11th-most fantasy points to tight ends.
Injury Charles Clay likely game-time decision
TE dealing with knee and hamstring issues
By: Doug Orth | Nov 20 2014, 3:40 pm

Miami Dolphins
On Dolphins TE Charles Clay (knee), source called him a game-time decision for Sunday at Broncos. (Adam Caplan on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: Clay's knee has bothered him all year, but has been "limited" in practice for most of the season. However, beat writer Barry Jackson has since tweeted that his hamstring is ailing him now. With a 4:25 ET start, owners probably need to start considering other options. Dion Sims and Gator Haskins (in that order) are the next men up for Miami.
Injury Foster expected to share carries in Week 12
Remains day-to-day
By: Doug Orth | Nov 20 2014, 3:30 pm

Houston Texans
Arian Foster (groin) returned to practice Wednesday and is day-to-day heading into Sunday’s matchup against Cincinnati at NRG Stadium. Asked to elaborate about Foster’s status, coach Bill O’Brien didn’t budge. Foster missed the Texans’ Week 11 road victory against Cleveland. “Day-to-day,” O’Brien said. “I like it when all the guys are out there (practicing).” If Foster returns Sunday, he’ll likely share carries with Alfred Blue. (Houston Chronicle)

FFToday's Take: It is widely expected that Foster will return to the field against the Bengals and it is probably in his best long-term interests that he is eased back into things. With that said, Foster has assumed most of the workload even when he has been far less than 100 percent. As a result, don't be surprised if "sharing carries" in Houston this weekend means about a 75:25 split in favor of Foster.
Steelers plan to ride Bell for rest of season
Following release of LeGarrette Blount
By: Doug Orth | Nov 20 2014, 3:15 pm

Pittburgh Steelers
The Steelers are rolling the dice that Le'Veon Bell will remain injury free and able to keep up his heavy workload over the final month by not giving him much in the way of an experienced backup following the release of LeGarrette Blount. It's a chance the Steelers are willing and, more appropriately, have to take because they don't have many choices. “We will take all he can give,” offensive coordinator Todd Haley said. “We will give all he can take.” (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review)

FFToday's Take: The Steelers don't have much of a choice, although Bell is a pretty good option to ride hard for the remainder of the season. At the moment, Pittsburgh's backup options are Josh Harris, LaDarius Perkins, Dri Archer and Will Johnson - with Harris and the newly-added Perkins easily the most likely ones to take over should Bell miss any time. With his upcoming schedule and no workload concerns, Bell could easily carry many owners to fantasy titles.
Injury Sanders, Thomas sit Thursday at Broncos practice
Broncos without two key receivers
By: Mike Krueger | Nov 20 2014, 1:30 pm

Denver Broncos
Emmanuel Sanders and Julius Thomas were on the sideline at practice Thursday, just as they were on Wednesday, due to injuries suffered against the Rams last weekend. (ProFootball Talk)

FFToday's Take: Both players remain very questionable to play. While there's still a chance both could practice Friday and play on Sunday, owners should have backup plans in place. Jacob Tamme, Wes Welker and Andre Caldwell would see increased value if both sit.
Injury Dwayne Allen sits Thursday, ankle injury
Back-to-back missed practices for Colts' TE
By: Doug Orth | Nov 20 2014, 12:05 pm

Indianapolis Colts
No Dwayne Allen again at Colts practice today. My money's on him sitting out Sunday. (Zak Keefer via Twitter)

FFToday's Take: Allen (sprained ankle) missed practice on Wednesday as well. He'll need to get on the field Friday in order to have to play Sunday. If he sits, Coby Fleener moves into TE1 territory facing a Jaguars defense giving up the 11th-most fantasy points to tight ends.
Injury Julio Jones misses practice with illness
Expected to practice Friday
By: Mike Krueger | Nov 20 2014, 11:45 am

Atlanta Falcons
Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones (illness) was not at practice today during the portion open to media. Jones missed practice on Wednesday. (Atlanta Journal Constitution)

FFToday's Take: Jones has missed back-to-back practices but is expected to practice tomorrow and be ready for the game on Sunday.
Patriots add Blount to running back mix
Two-year deal
By: Mike Krueger | Nov 20 2014, 10:47 am

New England Patriots
Free-agent running back LeGarrette Blount, who was released by the Pittsburgh Steelers on Tuesday, agreed Thursday to a two-year deal with the New England Patriots for the veteran minimum plus incentives, according to a source. (ESPN)

FFToday's Take: Blount was with New England last season as their power back, averaging 5.0 yards per carry and scoring 7 TDs. Blount's signing impacts Jonas Gray more than Vereen. Gray will still be the lead big-back in the offense for the time being with Blount in the mix as an insurance policy.
Injury Patriots WR Julian Edelman limited
Thigh injury clouds status for Sunday
By: Jake Gordon | Nov 19 2014, 7:00 pm

New England Patriots
FOXBOROUGH — Wide receiver Julian Edelman is less than 100 percent following the New England Patriots' 42-20 win over the Indianapolis Colts. Edelman (thigh) landed awkwardly on top of a yardage marker in Sunday's game, and was listed as a limited participant in Wednesday's walkthrough practice. (Boston.com)

FFToday's Take: It's too early to know whether Edelman will be able to play this week so fantasy owners should prepare for all scenarios while checking back as the week progresses.
Injury TE Delanie Walker still in concussion protocol
Light participant in practice Wednesday
By: Jake Gordon | Nov 19 2014, 6:18 pm

Tennessee Titans
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Titans tight end Delanie Walker still needs to pass a doctor's test to make it out of the NFL concussion protocol, but he was part of a light practice Wednesday. The Titans decided [last] Sunday not to have Walker undergo the final test with an independent doctor required to clear him before their Monday night game against the Steelers. (ESPN.com)

FFToday's Take: Walker is the Titans' leading receiver and is on track to take the final test of the NFL's concussion protocol. If he is cleared, Walker becomes a decent play for fantasy owners against the Eagles for Week 12. If Walker remains sidelined, backup Chase Coffman would find himself with an expanded role for the second straight week.
Injury Joique Bell and Calvin Johnson miss practice
Detroit offense faced with more injuries
By: Jake Gordon | Nov 19 2014, 4:33 pm

Detroit Lions
ALLEN PARK -- The Detroit Lions are struggling to get all their running backs healthy at the same time. After his season-best rushing performance against the Arizona Cardinals last Sunday, Joique Bell didn't practice on Wednesday because of an ankle injury. The team also continues to take a cautious approach with All-Pro wide receiver Calvin Johnson (ankle). (mLive.com)

FFToday's Take: Detroit's backfield has become a week-to-week carousel for fantasy owners this season. With Joique Bell (ankle) missing practice and Reggie Bush (ankle) limited, it is unclear who will receive the bulk of the work come Sunday. Meanwhile, Calvin Johnson owners continue to sulk as he now works his way through an ankle injury. In short, several of Detroit's fantasy weapons are banged up and you will need to check back later in the week to see who is able to suit up for Week 12.
Vikings claim Ben Tate off waivers
Minnesota gets "replacement" for Peterson
By: Mike Krueger | Nov 19 2014, 4:27 pm

Minnesota Vikings
The Minnesota Vikings claimed running back Ben Tate on waivers Wednesday from the Cleveland Browns, a league source told ESPN.com's Field Yates. In claiming Tate, the Vikings owe him $352,941 for 2014 in guaranteed base salary, plus another $46,875 for each game that he is on the 46-man game day roster. His 2015 salary is not guaranteed. (ESPN)

FFToday's Take: With Adrian Peterson all but out for the rest of the season, and Matt Asiata working through the league's concussion protocol, the Vikings were in need of running back help. Expect a timeshare with McKinnon and Tate moving forward. This move derails the small value McKinnon currently has and puts both in RB4 territory.
Injury Arian Foster practices Wednesday
Groin injury
By: Mike Krueger | Nov 19 2014, 3:10 pm

Houston Texans
Arian Foster returned to practice today for the Texans. (Houston Texans via Twitter)

FFToday's Take: Foster missed Week 10 with a groin injury. In his place, Alfred Blue rushed for 156 yards on 36 carries. For now, you can pencil Foster into your starting lineup. More updates to come later this week.
Injury Sanders, Thomas held out of Broncos' practice
Two receiving stars watching from the sidelines Wedensday
By: Mike Krueger | Nov 19 2014, 2:40 pm

Denver Broncos
Emmanuel Sanders and Julius Thomas attended Wednesday's practice. But they did not practice. Sanders suffered a concussion Sunday when absorbing a violent hit by Rams safety Rodney McLeod. Thomas suffered a sprained left ankle Sunday. (Denver Post)

FFToday's Take: Sanders will need to get through the NFL's concussion protocol before being allowed to play. Thomas is not on crutches or in a walking boot, both of which are good signs for his availability. More updates to come on both players later this week.
Injury Giovani Bernard back at practice
Expected to play against Houston on Sunday
By: Mike Krueger | Nov 19 2014, 2:26 pm

Cincinnati Bengals
Giovani Bernard was back at practice for the team after missing the last three games with hip and collarbone injuries. He appears to be on track to return to the lineup against the Texans. (ProFootballTalk)

FFToday's Take: Jeremy Hill has been a capable fill-in while Bernard has been out so it remains to be seen how the touches will be split on Sunday. Both will be risky plays against the Texans due to the workload uncertainty.
Injury Jordan Reed misses practice Wednesday
Tight end dealing with hamstring issue again
By: Mike Krueger | Nov 19 2014, 2:07 pm

Washington Redskins
Jay Gruden confirms Baker, Trent Williams, Lauvao and Jordan Reed did not practice. ..As for Williams "a long road" to play. (ESPN 980 via Twitter)

FFToday's Take: Reed injured the other hamstring last week and remains iffy to play this week. Reed missed a month earlier this season with a hamsting injury in the opposite leg. Reed owners should have Plan B in place.
Steelers release RB LeGarrette Blount
Running back left the field early after receiving zero carries
By: Mike Krueger | Nov 18 2014, 1:37 pm

Pittburgh Steelers
The Steelers have released running back LeGarrette Blount less than a day after he left the team’s sideline before the completion of the team’s 27-24 comeback win Monday night over Tennessee. "We believe the decision to release LeGarrette is in the best interest of the organization and wish him the best of luck," Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said in the statement. (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)

FFToday's Take: Blount received zero carries in Monday night's game against the Titans while Le'Veon Bell received 33. Blount's antics of leaving the field early last night obviously didn't sit well with the team. It's likely that running back needy teams (IND, MIN, DEN, ARI) will kick the tires on Ben Tate before Blount.
Browns waive Ben Tate
Colts, other teams needing healthy RBs could have interest
By: Antonio D'Arcangelis | Nov 18 2014, 12:00 pm

Cleveland Browns
The Browns announced Tuesday they waived running back Ben Tate, who was in his first season with the team. Tate signed a two-year deal with Cleveland in the offseason. Tate rushed for 333 yards and four touchdowns on 106 carries in eight games. He also had nine catches for 60 yards. However, his role in recent weeks has diminished as Isaiah Crowell and Terrance West have seen their playing time increase. Tate expressed his frustration last week when he said he would "be lying" if he was satisfied with the Browns' three-back rotation, according to Cleveland.com. (CBS)

FFToday's Take: The Colts are in the market for a proven NFL running back that can handle a heavy workload. Don't cut Tate just yet as he might catch on with another squad -- and see work almost immediately.
Injury Jordan Reed has new hamstring injury
Washington TE not 100 percent heading into Week 12
By: Antonio D'Arcangelis | Nov 18 2014, 10:20 am

Washington Redskins
Tight end Jordan Reed strained his right hamstring -- he dealt with a strained left hamstring earlier this season. Linebacker Trent Murphy has a partial tear of the posterior cruciate ligament, but Gruden said, "It's something he can play with if he can deal with a little bit of soreness." (ESPN)

FFToday's Take: Reed just can't stay healthy. Expect TE Niles Paul to see more snaps until Reed can get back to 100 percent.
Injury Allen Hurns (concussion) expected to play Week 12
Rookie named starter opposite Cecil Shorts III
By: Antonio D'Arcangelis | Nov 18 2014, 9:22 am

Jacksonville Jaguars
Gus Bradley said wide receiver Marqise Lee continues to practice well. Bradley said before the bye the rookie had had his best two weeks of practice, and he said he had another good practice Monday. “He’s showing his competitiveness,” Bradley said. “I think it’s just his mindset and he’s really taking advantage of this opportunity.” Lee’s opportunity is coming in the wake of a season-ending injury to rookie Allen Robinson, who is expected to undergo foot surgery this week. With Robinson out, Bradley on Monday said rookie Allen Hurns and veteran Cecil Shorts III will start, but that Lee will move into the third receiver role. (Jaguars.com)

FFToday's Take: Hurns is a viable deep threat in the Jaguars offense but Cecil Shorts III will likely see a ton of targets this week against the Colts. Hurns is expected to be cleared from the concussion protocol and both he and the veteran Shorts make interesting plays this week in what should be a high-scoring game.
Report: Adrian Peterson suspended for rest of 2014
Vikings RB was notified today of NFL decision
By: Antonio D'Arcangelis | Nov 18 2014, 9:00 am

Minnesota Vikings
Adam Schefter reports Vikings RB Adrian Peterson was notified today that he has been suspended without pay for at least the remainder of the 2014 NFL season. (Adam Schefter on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: Well, that settles that. Peterson may appeal, but at this point it's unrealistic to expect he'll return to the football field in 2014. He's safe to drop in redrafts and may have played his last snap in Minnesota.
Injury Ahmad Bradshaw likely done for season
Fractured fibula
By: Doug Orth | Nov 17 2014, 6:40 pm

Indianapolis Colts
Indianapolis Colts RB Ahmad Bradshaw's season is in serious jeopardy after he suffered what the Colts believe to be a broken ankle against the New England Patriots on Sunday night, a league source told The Indianapolis Star. (Indianapolis Star)

FFToday's Take: Beat writer Mike Chappell later revealed on Twitter that Bradshaw's injury is a fractured fibula, meaning a trip to season-ending IR is imminent. It is a crushing blow to the Colts, who lose an integral part of the running game and the short-passing game in the process. Trent Richardson should move into more of a lead-back role while Dwayne Allen and Reggie Wayne should see their red-zone opportunities increase.
Injury Julius Thomas' ankle injury not serious
Day-to-day; appears to have avoided high ankle sprain
By: Doug Orth | Nov 17 2014, 6:15 pm

Denver Broncos
The early diagnosis is the ankle injury to Broncos TE Julius Thomas is not as bad as initially feared. Thomas injured his ankle in the first quarter of the Broncos' 22-7 loss at St. Louis on Sunday and did not return. He underwent a MRI Monday morning. It might be difficult for Thomas to play Sunday against the Miami Dolphins in the Broncos' first home game in a month, but his injury status is considered day-to-day. (Denver Post)

FFToday's Take: He appears to have avoided the dreaded "high ankle sprain", which is what was initially feared. Even with that bit of good news, the rash of injuries - including the concussion suffered by Emmanuel Sanders - comes at a bad time for Denver with Miami playing so well on defense lately. Thomas' owners in a pinch could opt for Peyton Manning favorite Jacob Tamme, although he is a replacement-level player at best at this stage of his career.
Injury Update: Cooks' timeline is 4-6 weeks
Earlier reports suggested 2-4 week timetable
By: Doug Orth | Nov 17 2014, 4:00 pm

New Orleans
Saints WR Brandin Cooks had surgery on his injured thumb and is actually out 4-6 weeks, per his agent. (Mike Garafolo on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: This report, if true, makes Cooks droppable given the fact there are five weeks remaining in most fantasy leagues. It may be worthwhile to hold on to him until an official announcement is made, but owners should plan to be without the rookie for the rest of the year.
Injury Larry Fitzgerald suffers Grade 2 MCL sprain
Expects to play in Week 12
By: Doug Orth | Nov 17 2014, 3:45 pm

Arizona Cardinals
Larry Fitzgerald has a grade 2 MCL sprain. Expects to play vs. Seahawks. (Kent Somers on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: Fitzgerald has not missed a game since 2007 and suffered his fair share of injuries over that time, although that doesn't mean owners should share his optimism. The Cardinals have been spreading the wealth all season long and the matchup in Seattle is far from favorable. Furthermore, Fitzgerald is unlikely to be anywhere close to 100 percent by the end of the week.
Josh Gordon cleared for Week 12
Reinstated from 10-game suspension
By: Doug Orth | Nov 17 2014, 3:35 pm

Cleveland Browns
The Browns lost Sunday, but Josh Gordon is reinstated today. He can return to facility and is cleared for normal activities without restriction. (Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: Gordon has a strong chance to be a difference-maker in fantasy down the stretch after leading the lead in receiving last season despite playing only 14 games. With that said, the Browns are a run-heavy team this year, so owners would be wise to dial down expectations just a bit on Gordon. It is a safe assumption that Gordon should produce at a WR2 level right away, with WR1 status very possible.
Injury Fred Jackson expects to play in Week 12
Groin injury
By: Doug Orth | Nov 17 2014, 3:30 pm

Buffalo Bills
Bills HC Doug Marrone said last week that if their Week 11 game was on Sunday instead of Thursday night, he felt Fred Jackson would’ve been able to play in the game. on Thursday night however, he was scratched after tweaking his injured groin in practice Tuesday. Now Jackson fully anticipates being ready to go this coming Sunday against the Jets. The veteran running back also said the plan was to play in both the Chiefs and Dolphins games despite the quick turnaround of five days between them. (BuffaloBIlls.com)

FFToday's Take: Jackson said "the plan was to play both games", but he had a setback in practice last Tuesday. Expect a questionable tag this week. If he can play, he'll probably be a low-end RB2 in PPR and flex option in standard leagues in a difficult matchup. Jackson has juicy matchups against Cleveland (Week 13) and Oakland (Week 16) down the stretch. Expect Bryce Brown to continue in C.J. Spiller's old role while Anthony Dixon returns to his No. 3 role.
Browns still have no clear leader in RBBC
HC: "We're not just going to pick one"
By: Doug Orth | Nov 17 2014, 3:15 pm

Cleveland Browns
Despite entering the game ranked 12th in rushing, the Browns have no set running-back rotation. Nobody has grabbed hold of the featured-back role, and free-agent signing Ben Tate seems to be slipping out of favor with the coaching staff. He earned just two attempts Sunday against his former team - running for minus-9 yards - and getting just 10 attempts last week. "It's something we'll look at week to week," HC Mike Pettine said. "We're not just going to pick one. When you go in a game-plan situation you look at what gives us the best chance to win." (Cleveland Plain-Dealer)

FFToday's Take: The Browns appear to be moving on from Tate, so it appears the dice-roll owners will have to make each week will be between Terrance West and Isaiah Crowell. To that end, West, who carried 26 times for 94 yards against the Bengals, had just five attempts versus the Texans. It's a frustrating situation for all parties involved and makes both rookies nothing better than flex plays until one player emerges - if they do at all.
Injury Colts fear broken ankle for Bradshaw
MRI on Monday
By: Mike Krueger | Nov 17 2014, 11:45 am

Indianapolis Colts
Indianapolis Colts running back Ahmad Bradshaw's season is in serious jeopardy after he suffered what the Colts believe to be a broken ankle against the New England Patriots on Sunday night, a league source told The Indianapolis Star. (Indianapolis Star)

FFToday's Take: Bradshaw has been one of the bright spots this fantasy season, rankings 10th in standard leagues and 8th in PPR leagues among running backs, easily out-performing his 11th-round ADP. Trent Richardson will likely see a bump in opportunities. Dan Herron will move into the backup role and is worth a look in deeper leagues.
Injury Broken thumb for Cooks, out 2-4 weeks
Saints' rookie wide receiver injured in Week 11
By: Mike Krueger | Nov 17 2014, 11:35 am

New Orleans
New Orleans Saints rookie wide receiver Brandin Cooks broke his thumb in Sunday's 27-10 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals and could miss as much as a month, according to reports. (New Orleans Times Picayune)

FFToday's Take: Cooks actually stayed in the game after the injury and caught three passes. Kenny Stills projects to see increased playing time with the rookie wideout on the sidelines. Cooks was the top fantasy receiver in New Orleans with 53 catches, 550 yards and 3 TDs.