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Injury George Kittle out for Week 11
Knee injury
By: Mike Krueger | Nov 13 2019, 7:27 pm

San Francisco
49ers’ HC Kyle Shanahan said TE George Kittle will not play Sunday against Arizona. (Adam Schefter on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: Ross Dwelley (3-24) and Garrett Celek held down the fort at tight end last week for the 49ers and will do so again this week against the Cardinals. It's hard to get excited about Dwelley as a fantasy option but the matchup couldn't be any better as the Cardinals give up the most fantasy points to the position.
Injury Matthew Stafford misses practice Wednesday
Back injury
By: Mike Krueger | Nov 13 2019, 12:45 pm

Detroit Lions
Matthew Stafford was not practicing on Wednesday as Detroit began preparations for this week’s game against the Dallas Cowboys. Stafford is dealing with a back injury that he suffered on a high hit two weeks ago in Oakland. ESPN says he has fractured bones in his back, the second time in as many years he’s had such an injury. (MLive.com)

FFToday's Take: Jeff Driskel will get the start if Stafford is held out again. Driskell finished with a 269-1-1 line in Week 10 against teh Bears. We'll get a better idea of Stafford's true status after practice on Friday.
Injury Austin Hooper expected to miss a month
Sprained MCL
By: Mike Krueger | Nov 13 2019, 12:11 pm

Atlanta Falcons
Update on the MCL sprain suffered by #Falcons TE Austin Hooper: He’s expected to be out about a month, source said. Not great news for the NFL’s leader in catches at his position. (Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: Bad news for Hooper owners who will be without their tight end for the stretch run in fantasy leagues. Luke Stocker is the next man up at the position but he is more of a blocker. It won't be surprising if the Falcons use more three wide receiver sets this week against the Panthers.
Injury Tyler Lockett hospitalized after MNF game
Seattle WR sustained "really bad" lower leg contusion
By: Antonio D'Arcangelis | Nov 12 2019, 8:10 am

Seattle Seahawks
Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Tyler Lockett was taken to the hospital for evaluation after sustaining a “really bad” lower leg contusion in the latter stages of Monday night’s game against the San Francisco 49ers. (PFT)

FFToday's Take: Lockett was unable to play in overtime due to the issue. He fielded the kickoff on the final play of regulation and took a knee to send the game to the extra quarter. This is obviously something to monitor during the Seahawks' Week 11 bye.
Injury Devonta Freeman to miss two weeks?
Toe reportedly more affected than foot
By: Doug Orth | Nov 11 2019, 7:50 pm

Atlanta Falcons
Falcons RB Devonta Freeman could be out about two weeks with a foot sprain, source said. So, relatively minor. Though it’s an injury that affects the toe more than the foot. (NFL Network - Ian Rapoport)

FFToday's Take: This is likely a best-case scenario although this report is admittedly vague. Brian Hill more than held his own in relief of Freeman in Week 10 and should be considered a top priority off waivers this week against a Panthers defense that has been repeatedly gashed by runners this season.
Injury Jacoby Brissett could return in Week 11
QB will likely play if he gets full practice in Wednesday
By: Doug Orth | Nov 11 2019, 5:15 pm

Indianapolis Colts
Frank Reich on Jacoby Brissett (knee): "We're optimistic that the rest was healthy. ... If he's practicing on Wednesday and he's fully practicing, he'll be our starting quarterback." (The Athletic - Stephen Holder)

FFToday's Take: The Colts better hope he is a full participant in practice on Wednesday then. While the absence of T.Y. Hilton obviously played a role, Brian Hoyer struggled in a big way in a favorable matchup against the Dolphins. If Hilton sits again as expected, Brissett probably needs to be viewed as a QB in Week 12 despite a favorable matchup versus the Jaguars.
Mike Davis picked up by Carolina
Claimed off waivers from Chicago
By: Doug Orth | Nov 11 2019, 4:55 pm

Carolina Panthers
Source: Former Bears RB Mike Davis was claimed on waivers and awarded to the #Panthers. (NFL Network - Ian Rapoport)

FFToday's Take: This move suggests the Panthers may not be ready to turn to Reggie Bonnafon as a full-time player yet if Christian McCaffrey were to miss time. However, it says more about a few teams that declined to claim him - namely the Dolphins - as he is certainly good enough to be a lead back in a committee at the very least. McCaffrey owners wanting a handcuff probably need to pivot toward Davis once he gets up to speed in the offense.
Injury James Conner expected back for Week 11
Shoulder injury
By: Mike Krueger | Nov 11 2019, 10:45 am

Pittburgh Steelers
The Steelers are expecting to have running back James Conner available for Thursday night’s game in Cleveland, an encouraging sign for a rushing attack that ranks near the bottom of the league is several different categories. Conner has not played the past two games because of a shoulder separation, but barring any setbacks, the plan is to have him ready to go against the Browns, the Post-Gazette has learned. (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)

FFToday's Take: The Steelers face the Browns on Thursday night this week. His return will be a welcome sign to the Steelers who have struggled to run the ball the last two weeks without him. When Conner returns, Jaylen Samuels will revert back to a change of pace option and a weekly PPR dart throw.
Injury Devonta Freeman getting MRI on foot
Foot sprain
By: Mike Krueger | Nov 11 2019, 10:15 am

Atlanta Falcons
Falcons RB Devonta Freeman was initially diagnosed with a foot sprain, source said, and he’ll have an MRI today to determine the extent of it. Coming off a dominating win over the rival Saints, this will be watched closely. (Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: Freeman finished with 10 carries for 38 yards in Week 10. His injury allowed Brian Hill to rush 20 times for 61 yards. If Freeman misses significant time, the Falcons could look for veteran help off the street. Regardless, Hill will be a popular waiver wire add in Week 11.
LeSean McCoy inactive
Boost for Damien Williams
By: Mike Krueger | Nov 10 2019, 11:30 am

Kansas City Chiefs
Chiefs’ RB LeSean McCoy is inactive today. (Adam Schefter on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: With McCoy out, Damien Williams gets a boost in expected usage along with Darrell Williams in a reserve role. Damien is now in the RB2 territory discussion against the Titans.
Injury Matthew Stafford ruled out for Week 10
Back injury, Jeff Driskel will start
By: Mike Krueger | Nov 10 2019, 9:00 am

Detroit Lions
Lions’ QB Matthew Stafford has fractured bones in his back and doctors will not let him play today vs. Bears, per source. Jeff Driskell starts for Detroit. (Adam Schefter on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: This move lowers the ceiling on Kenny Golladay, Marvin Jones and all of the Detriot pass catchers. Driskel is a QB2 in a matchup on the road against the Bears.
Injury Matthew Stafford a gametime decision
Back injury
By: Mike Krueger | Nov 10 2019, 1:05 am

Detroit Lions
Lions’ QB Matthew Stafford is being told by some not to play Sunday in Chicago because of a back injury that has left him questionable, but he is hoping to try to play through the pain, per sources. No decision is likely until pregame warmups. (Adam Schefter on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: Stafford has played every game since the 2011 season so it's likely he'll give it a go despite being limited in practice this week. If he doesn't Jeff Driskel would get the start and be a downgrade to all the Detroit pass catchers.
Injury Jacoby Brissett ruled out, Hoyer to start
Colts downgrade QB
By: Mike Krueger | Nov 9 2019, 1:00 pm

Indianapolis Colts
#MIAvsIND Injury Updates: QB Jacoby Brissett has been downgraded to OUT. CB Pierre Desir has been downgraded to DOUBTFUL. (Colts on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: Brissett was limited in practice all week and ultimately ruled out on Saturday. Brian Hoyer will get the start against the Dolphins in a plus matchup but Marlon Mack should figure heavy in the Colts gameplan.
Injury George Kittle has issues with knee and ankle
Status in doubt for Week 10
By: Mike Krueger | Nov 8 2019, 4:15 pm

San Francisco
Tight end George Kittle’s status for the 49ers’ game Monday night against the Seattle Seahawks continues to be in doubt. Kittle, who sustained knee and ankle injuries in the 49ers’ Week 9 game against the Arizona Cardinals, has yet to practice this week. Kittle and kicker Robbie Gould did not practice on Friday. (NBC BayArea)

FFToday's Take: Head coach Kyle Shanahan said that an MRI revealed "issues" with his knee and ankle. This does't sound promising for his availability on Monday night. If he can't go, Ross Dwelley would see an increased role at tight end.
Injury Patrick Mahomes will start in Week 10
Knee injury
By: Mike Krueger | Nov 8 2019, 2:06 pm

Kansas City Chiefs
Patrick Mahomes will indeed start at QB for the Chiefs on Sunday against the Titans. His first game since a dislocated kneecap on Oct.17 against Broncos (Adam Teicher on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: This was the feeling all along but not it's confirmed. With Mahomes being back, this gives a boost to all the Chiefs skill position players against the Titans.
Injury Jacoby Brissett a gametime decision
Sprained MCL
By: Mike Krueger | Nov 8 2019, 1:45 pm

Indianapolis Colts
Colts HC Frank Reich says QB Jacoby Brissett is a game-time decision to play vs. the Dolphins. (Adam Schefter on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: This is obviously a tasty matchup for the Colts but if Brissett (knee) does play he'll do so at less than 100 percent and without the services of T.Y. Hilton (calf) and Parris Campbell (hand). Brian Hoyer would get the start if Brissett can't go but expect to see a lot of Marlon Mack in this game.
Injury Bell, Herndon expected to play for Jets
Gase: It looks good
By: Mike Krueger | Nov 8 2019, 10:30 am

New York Jets
The Jets expect RB Le'Veon Bell (knee/ankle) and TE Chris Herndon (hamstring) to play Sunday against the Giants. "It looks good," coach Adam Gase said. It will be Herndon's season debut. (ESPN)

FFToday's Take: The fantasy community has been overly obsessed with TE Chris Herndon going back to the pre-season. He'll finally make his debut in Week 10 and be another option at a weak position. Bell had an MRI this week but appears good to get in a decent matchup against the Giants.
Injury A.J. Green out indefinitely?
Setback with left ankle injury
By: Doug Orth | Nov 7 2019, 11:50 pm

Oakland Raiders
A.J. Green said he will likely not make his season debut Sunday against Baltimore after his left ankle did not respond well to workouts earlier this week. Following Monday's off-week practice, Green said he experienced swelling that derailed his plans of participating in Wednesday's practice. The ninth-year receiver said he doesn't know how long he will need to stay off the ankle as he continues the rehab process. The ninth-year receiver said he's still optimistic that he can play at some point in 2019 but wouldn't feel comfortable returning to the field without being able to go through a full practice. (ESPN - Ben Baby)

FFToday's Take: There's really no way to know if/when Green will make his 2019 debut. It's entirely possible either he or the team opts for an IR stint. For what it's worth, Green said the swelling wasn't as severe as it was a couple of weeks ago. If that is the case, there's at least a small chance he tries to practice next week. If he does make it back soon, it's going to be hard for owners to consider him anything more than an WR2 with rookie Ryan Finley as his quarterback.
Injury James Conner not expected to play Week 10
Shoulder injury
By: Mike Krueger | Nov 7 2019, 2:49 pm

Pittburgh Steelers
BREAKING: RB James Conner (shoulder) not expected to play Sunday against the LA Rams. (Gary Dulac on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: With Conner and Benny Snell both expected to miss this week, it will be Jaylen Samuels and Trey Edmunds handling the running back duties for the Steelers against the Rams in Week 10. Samuels is a viable RB2 in PPR leagues given his pass catching ability.
Injury A.J. Green doesn't think he's going to play Sunday
Ankle, contract issue
By: Mike Krueger | Nov 7 2019, 1:28 pm

Cincinnati Bengals
A.J. Green says ankle is swollen. Asked if he is going to play Sunday: “Probably not.” (Paul Dehner Jr. on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: So much for the Green debut in Week 10. It's tough to gauge how much this is related to his ankle or his contract, but it's probably a little of both. With Andy Dalton on the bench, the Bengals will roll out Ryan Finley at quarterback and Tyler Boyd, Auden Tate and Alex Erickson at receiver against the Ravens.
Injury Amari Cooper won't practice Thursday
MRI on injured knee
By: Mike Krueger | Nov 7 2019, 11:46 am

Dallas Cowboys
Amari Cooper won’t practice today. He had an MRI on his knee Wednesday and is meeting with a doctor today. (Jon Machota on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: Cooper limped off the field in Week 9 but later returned to catch a 45-yard TD pass. There's still optimism that Cooper will be able to play in Week 10 but we should get a clearer understanding of status after practice on Friday.
Injury Kamara limited, Jared Cook practices in full
Saints getting healthy after bye week
By: Mike Krueger | Nov 6 2019, 6:00 pm

New Orleans
Saints RB Alvin Kamara (knee/ankle), TE Josh Hill (calf) and CB Patrick Robinson (hamstring) were all limited in Wednesday's practice. TE Jared Cook (ankle) and WR Tre'Quan Smith (ankle) practiced fully. (Mike Triplett on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: Coming off their bye, the Saints are getting close to full strength. We're expecting Kamara and Cook to play this week but given Latavius Murray's workhorse role while Kamara was out, we could see more of a time share in Week 10 than Kamara owners would like. We'll have a better idea of Kamara's health after practice on Friday.
Injury David Johnson says he's playing Sunday
Ankle injury
By: Mike Krueger | Nov 6 2019, 3:43 pm

Arizona Cardinals
RB David Johnson (ankle) on his availability for Sunday against the Buccaneers: "I'm definitely playing. I'm good, ready to go." (Kyle Odegard on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: Last time we saw David Johnson on the field, it was Week 7 for one play against the Giants. It remains to be seen how much playing time he'll cede to newly acquired Kenyan Drake who popped off for 162 total yards and 1 TD in Week 9 against the 49ers. With Chase Edmonds expected to be sidelined, DJ and Drake should handle all of the RB duties.
Injury A.J. Green misses practice Wednesday
Ankle injury
By: Mike Krueger | Nov 6 2019, 2:35 pm

Cincinnati Bengals
Zac Taylor says A.J. Green didn’t feel great coming out of walkthrough so they held him out of practice. Taylor found out when he went out to practice. Now calling A.J. day to day. (Paul Dehner Jr. on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: This after Taylor said Green would be play on Sunday. If Green got a new contract this week, he'd probably feel healthy enough to play. This soap opera will continue and hopefully we'll have a better idea of Green's status on Friday.
Injury Evan Engram expected to miss Week 10
Foot sprain
By: Mike Krueger | Nov 6 2019, 2:31 pm

New York Giants
Tight end Evan Engram expects to miss Sunday's game against the New York Jets with what the New York Giants are calling a "mid-foot sprain." Engram had his MRI results of the affected left foot sent to specialist Dr. Robert Anderson for a second opinion, a source told ESPN's Adam Schefter. But Engram said later Wednesday that there is a belief he "dodged a bullet" and it's not the dreaded Lisfranc sprain that would sideline him for an extended period of time. (ESPN)

FFToday's Take: Engram will miss this week, then the Giants have a bye in Week 11. Hopefully, he'll be able to return in Week 12 against the Bears. Rhett Ellison should see an increase target share but he'll be a fantasy dart throw with a low floor.
Injury Adam Thielen unlikely to play Week 10
Hamstring injury
By: Mike Krueger | Nov 5 2019, 2:22 pm

Minnesota Vikings
#Vikings WR Adam Thielen’s strained hamstring is no worse after his brief appearance in KC, I'm told, but he’s unlikely to play Sunday against the #Cowboys. Could feel it pulling and need to calm it down. Note: Bye is 2 weeks away and team errs on the conservative side. (Tom Pelissero on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: Fantasy owners should plan to be without Thielen this week and possible more given the Vikings have a bye in Week 12. Stefon Diggs will continue to operate as the team's top wideout for the next couple weeks.
Injury Nick Foles in as starting QB, Minshew to the bench
Jags have bye in Week 10
By: Mike Krueger | Nov 5 2019, 1:33 pm

Jacksonville Jaguars
Minshew Mania ends (for now): #Jaguars coach Doug Marrone announces that QB Nick Foles was named starter. Foles comes off IR and is back. (Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: The decision was made easier as Gardner Minshew and the Jaguars struggled in Week 9 against the Texans in London. The Jags have a bye in Week 10 so Foles will resume his starting role in Week 11 against the Colts.
Injury Panthers place Cam Newton on IR
Foot injury
By: Mike Krueger | Nov 5 2019, 1:32 pm

Carolina Panthers
The Panthers have placed Cam Newton on injured reserve. From Marty Hurney: For the past seven weeks, Cam has diligently followed a program of rest and rehab and still is experiencing pain in his foot. He saw two foot specialists last week who agreed that he should continue that path prescribed by the team’s medical staff, and that it likely will take significant time for the injury to fully heal. We have said all along that it is impossible to put a timetable on this injury. Nobody is more frustrated with that fact than Cam. He’s one of the fiercest competitors I’ve been around during my (time in the NFL). (Jourdan Rodrigue on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: Newton played in only two games in 2019 and may be looking for another team in 2020. With age and injuries piling up the Panther could cut or trade Newton without a big hit to the salary cap. Kyle Allen is expected to continue to serve as the starting QB for the remainder of 2019.
Injury No timetable for Brandin Cooks' return
Dealing with fifth career concussion and second of season
By: Doug Orth | Nov 4 2019, 8:00 pm

Los Angeles Rams
The Rams are back from their week off. Sean McVay says Brandin Cooks’ meeting with concussion doctors in Pittsburgh went well, but the Rams don’t know when the WR will play again. (AP - Greg Beacham)

FFToday's Take: If it wasn't obvious already, owners should not be counting on Cooks suiting up anytime in the near future, including Week 10 against the Steelers or Week 11 versus the Bears. Josh Reynolds should be considered among the top waiver-wire adds of the week in the leagues he wasn't already rostered following the news of Cooks' concussion last week. While Reynolds isn't in Cooks' class as a receiver, he has high-end WR3 upside in favorable matchups.
Injury Le'Veon Bell gets knee checked out
Underwent MRI on Monday
By: Doug Orth | Nov 4 2019, 6:15 pm

New York Jets
Le'Veon Bell getting an MRI today on his knee, per Gase. Still awaiting results. (ESPN - Rich Cimini)

FFToday's Take: Fantasy owners will need to wait to see if the MRI was precautionary or not. Bell saw his second-largest workload of the season (25 touches) in Week 9, but the injury might explain why he could muster only one run over seven yards in a great matchup against the Dolphins. (Then again, the Jets' offensive line woes could explain it as well.) Owners would be wise to add Ty Montgomery and Bilal Powell - in that order - if Bell is forced to miss some time.
Ronald Jones separating himself?
HC: "Has earned the right to start"
By: Doug Orth | Nov 4 2019, 5:35 pm

Tampa Bay Buccaneers
HC Bruce Arians says Ronald Jones has earned the right to start and play more snaps. Says Peyton Barber has done nothing wrong but Jones has been the most explosive back. (Buccaneers.com - Scott Smith)

FFToday's Take: While fantasy owners will take declarations like this whenever they can get them, it's a bit sad that the Bucs waited until midway through the season to determine what was fairly obvious in the preseason: Jones is the better back at this point. With that said, Tampa Bay's ability and commitment to the run has been inconsistent at best. Owners should view Jones as a decent flex option with RB2 upside, which he may be able to reach in Week 10 against the Cardinals.
Kareem Hunt on his way back
HC: "He'll definitely have a role" in Week 10
By: Doug Orth | Nov 4 2019, 5:20 pm

Cleveland Browns
Freddie Kitchens is looking forward to having Kareem Hunt back on the field this week against the #Bills and "he'll definitely have a role." (Mary Kay Cabot on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: This is the moment Nick Chubb's fantasy owners have been dreading since draft day. The question is if Hunt will simply absorb the role of Dontrell Hilliard or if Kitchens intends to use him to split work with Chubb. The former is the most likely outcome, but this team has underachieved so greatly - with the exception of Chubb - and made such bizarre calls that nothing can be taken for granted when it comes to Kitchens. Consider Hunt no more than a high-upside handcuff for now.
Injury Jacoby Brissett has MCL sprain
Has "a chance" to play in Week 10
By: Doug Orth | Nov 4 2019, 5:15 pm

Indianapolis Colts
Jacoby Brissett MRI on left knee was as hoped for - MCL strain. Chance to play this week vs Miami but nothing definite, per sources. (ESPN - Chris Mortensen)

FFToday's Take: Brissett was already shaping up to be a QB2 in fantasy for however long T.Y. Hilton (calf) was hurt, and now it appears there's a decent chance both sit this week. Brian Hoyer stepped up nicely - at least for fantasy purposes - in relief against the Steelers with three touchdown passes and could be a solid streamer for desperate owners in a great matchup in Week 10 against the Dolphins.
Mark Walton handed four-game suspension
Violated league's conduct and substance abuse policy
By: Doug Orth | Nov 4 2019, 5:00 pm

Miami Dolphins
Mark Walton has been suspended for the next four games for violating NFL conduct and substance abuse policy. (ESPN - Cameron Wolfe)

FFToday's Take: On the one-week anniversary of Kenyan Drake getting traded to Arizona, the Dolphins lose the back they were beginning to lean on as their guy in the backfield. There's not a ton of fantasy upside in Miami's rushing attack, but there's always going to be some value with any back seeing 15 touches on a regular basis. His absence means - at least for the moment - that Kalen Ballage will become the workhorse. Only truly desperate owners should consider adding him in fantasy.
Injury Adam Thielen aggravates hamstring injury
Played only seven snaps in Week 9
By: Doug Orth | Nov 4 2019, 4:50 pm

Minnesota Vikings
Vikings coach Mike Zimmer wouldn't speculate (Nov. 4) on when Adam Thielen will return from hamstring injury. "Whenever the doctor says he's ready to play, he's ready." (Chris Tomasson on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: Thanks, coach. In all seriousness, this is another case in which fantasy owners appeared to get deceived, as we were generally led to believe Thielen was close to being ready to play on a short week in Week 8 and the team was just being cautious with him leading up to Week 9. At this point, owners probably should wait for him to make it through an entire game before inserting him back into lineups. Stefon Diggs will continue to operate as the clear WR1 in his absence.
Injury DeSean Jackson to have surgery
Repair core muscle injury
By: Mike Krueger | Nov 4 2019, 3:30 pm

Philadelphia Eagles
#Eagles WR DeSean Jackson is having surgery to repair a core muscle injury tomorrow, sources say. Based on the timing, it appears unlikely he’ll play again this season. (Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: It's going to be a lost season for D-Jax who originally suffered his core injury in Week 2 after posting 8-154-2 in Week 1. The other Eagles receivers haven't really stepped up in Jackson's absence leaving the bulk of receiving work to tight ends Zack Ertz, Dallas Goedert and running back Miles Sanders. Alshon Jeffery, Nelson Agholor and Mack Hollins fill out the top three wideouts.
Injury Preston Williams out for the season
ACL injury
By: Mike Krueger | Nov 4 2019, 2:35 pm

Miami Dolphins
Preston Williams out for season. (Barry Jackson on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: Williams suffered an ACL injury yesterday in Miami's first victory of the season over the Jets. He was developing into a weekly WR3 option but that job will now fall to DeVante Parker. Tight End Mike Gesicki turned in his best performance of the season yesterday with a 6-95-0 line.
Injury Dede Westbrook inactive
Chris Conley expected to start
By: Mike Krueger | Nov 3 2019, 7:00 am

Jacksonville Jaguars
The Jaguars will be down a key receiver Sunday. They will be without a key contributor in the secondary, too - with the team ruling out wide receiver Dede Westbrook and cornerback D.J. Hayden. Westbrook and Hayden both entered the weekend listed as questionable with neck/shoulder issues. (Jaguars.com)

FFToday's Take: With Westbrook out with a shoulder issue, Chris Conley is expected to start against a leaky Texans secondary that's given up the third most fantasy points to wide receivers. Both Conley and D.J. Chark are WR2 plays in Week 9.
Injury Adam Thielen expected to play
Questionable with hamstring injury
By: Mike Krueger | Nov 2 2019, 11:58 pm

Minnesota Vikings
Vikings’ WR Adam Thielen, listed as questionable for Sunday with a hamstring injury, is expected to play against the Chiefs, per source. (Adam Schefter on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: Thielen has been classified as a gametime decision but it appears he'll suit in a good matchup against the Chiefs. He comes with some risk given the nature of his injury, but he's a worthy WR1 in Week 9.
Injury Chris Herndon unlikely to play in Week 9
Hamstring injury
By: Mike Krueger | Nov 2 2019, 7:00 am

New York Jets
Suspension cost Chris Herndon all of September. A hamstring injury cost him October. It's now November and the young tight end has still yet to practice fully this season. Herndon wasn't ruled out of Sunday's game against the Dolphins, listed as questionable after continuing to practice on a limited basis on Friday, but coach Adam Gase made it sound unlikely he will play. "I don't want to put him out there if he's not feeling good," Gase said. (New York Post)

FFToday's Take: It will likely be the Ryan Griffin show at tight end for the Jets this week against the lowly Dolphins. Griffin finished at the TE1 in Week 8 with a 4-66-2 line but has four games this season with 1 catch or less. He's a TE2 in Week 9.