Everson Griffen MIN DE
Vikings' Everson Griffen: Returns to practice36s ago
Everson Griffen (hip) returned to practice Friday and is listed as questionable against Atlanta, but head coach Mike Zimmer said he expects him to play, the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.
Griffen missed practice on Wednesday and Thursday with hip and shoulder ailments, but it sounds like he'll be ready to play Sunday.
Terrance West 2005 RB
Ravens' Terrance West: Expected to serve as top backup3m ago
Terrance West will likely serve as the No. 2 running back in Monday's game against the Browns, the Baltimore Ravens ' official website reports.
West is next in line behind Javorius Allen for early-down work, but the Baltimore native's lack of quickness and pass-catching skills doesn't portend much upside. Even if Allen suffers an injury, West would likely just be the early-down back in a Matt Schaub-led offense that's been decimated by injuries. Allen will likely have a three-down role Monday night, after playing every offensive snap in the second half of a Week 11 win over the Rams.
Harrison Smith MIN FS
Vikings' Harrison Smith: Returns to practice3m ago
Harrison Smith (knee) returned to practice Friday and is listed as questionable against Atlanta, but head coach Mike Zimmer said he expects him to play, the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.
Smith hurt his knee early in last week's loss to Green Bay but was able to play a full game. He didn't practice on Wednesday or Thursday, but it sounds like he just needed some rest. Still, check to make sure he's active Sunday.
Prince Amukamara NYG CB
Giants' Prince Amukamara: Listed as probable to face Washington19m ago
Prince Amukamara (pectoral) is listed as probable for Sunday's game at Washington.
With Amukamara set to play for the first time since Week 5, the New York Giants will have both halves of their impressive cornerback duo. The Big Blue defense has had some ugly showings this season, but the group they'll put out on the field for Sunday's game isn't lacking in talent.
Uani' Unga NYG MLB
Giants' Uani Unga: Probable to return21m ago
Uani' Unga (neck) is listed as probable for Sunday's game at Washington.
Unga used the bye week to regain his health, but it isn't entirely clear that he'll have a three-down role, as Jasper Brinkley proved to be a more than capable replacement. It's a situation best avoided for IDP purposes until there's some clarity.
Mike Adams IND SS
Colts' Mike Adams: Doubtful for Sunday27m ago
Mike Adams (ankle) is doubtful for Sunday's matchup with the Buccaneers, Kevin Bowen of Indianapolis Colts .com reports.
Adams may miss his second game in a row due to a lingering ankle injury. The 34-year-old did not practice on Wednesday or Thursday, so it seems unlikely he'll make it on the field Sunday. If he is out, look for Colt Anderson to pick up the start in his place.
Tony Romo DAL QB
Report: Cowboys QB Tony Romo will miss remainder of season3h ago
Tony Romo will miss the remainder of the season after being diagnosed with a hairline fracture to his left clavicle Friday, Brandon George of The Dallas Morning News reports.
Romo's clavicle won't actually require surgery but he'll still need to sit out the rest of the season after sustaining the break during Thursday's loss to the Panthers. Matt Cassel will seemingly take over from here on out as the Dallas Cowboys fade out of playoff contention after Romo's second left clavicle injury in just a matter of months.
Aaron Rodgers GB QB
Packers' Aaron Rodgers: Throws one touchdown and one pick Thursday14h ago
Aaron Rodgers completed 22/43 passes for one touchdown and one interception in Green Bay's 13-17 loss to the Bears.
Rodgers continued to struggle in a prime time game in Lambeau where you would normally expect him to put up impressive numbers. It was a rainy night in Green Bay, and the weather did lead to a number of drops from Packer receivers. Rodgers will look to get back on track when Green Bay travels to Detroit for another prime time game next Thursday.
Jay Cutler CHI QB
Bears' Jay Cutler: Throws for 200 yards in turnover-free win over Packers15h ago
Jay Cutler completed 19-of-31 passes for 200 yards, one touchdown, and no interceptions in Thursday's 17-13 win over the Packers.
Considering the rainy conditions that were present throughout the game, Cutler did well to avoid any major mistakes, though the Packers did come close to reeling in a couple of interceptions. In any event, after previously performing miserably for his career against the rival Packers, Cutler ended up outproducing Aaron Rodgers, and narrowly missed out on having a two-touchdown evening after Marquess Wilson was tackled at the half-yard line on a 20-yard second-quarter reception. Since missing the Chicago Bears ' Week 3 tilt in Seattle with a hamstring injury, Cutler has been fantastic, posting 12 touchdowns against four interceptions during that span to go along with a rushing score.
Tony Romo DAL QB
Cowboys' Tony Romo: Set for MRI Friday, but likely out for season17h ago
Tony Romo (shoulder) will undergo an MRI on Friday for his left clavicle injury after preliminary X-rays following Thursday's loss to the Panthers were inconclusive, ESPN's Ed Werder reports. However, a source close to the situation told Werder that Romo is "done for the season."
Romo fell hard on his left shoulder when he was sacked to the ground at the end of the third quarter, and it seems to be a foregone conclusion that he suffered a fracture of the same clavicle for the second time this season. The Dallas Cowboys aren't expected to formally rule Romo out for the season until after the results of Friday's scans are read, but his fantasy owners should begin the process of assessing other options at the quarterback spot. Matt Cassel came on for Romo in the fourth quarter of Thursday's game and is expected to assume the starting job for the remainder of the season.
Matt Cassel DAL QB
Cowboys' Matt Cassel: Takes over for injured Tony Romo in Sunday's loss18h ago
Matt Cassel played the fourth quarter of Thursday's 33-14 loss to the Panthers, completing 13 of 19 passes for 92 yards and a touchdown.
The score, to Cole Beasley, was the Dallas Cowboys ' only touchdown of the day. Cassel stepped in after Tony Romo re-injured his clavicle being sacked on the final play of the third quarter, and while the team hasn't provided a firm diagnosis yet, it's likely that Romo will miss most of all of the remaining schedule. With little left to play for, Dallas could elect to give Kellen Moore a look in the starting lineup, but at the moment Cassel is once again at the top of their depth chart at QB.
Cam Newton CAR QB
Panthers' Cam Newton: Runs for TD, throws for 183 yards in win18h ago
Cam Newton completed 16-of-27 passes for 183 yards and no touchdowns or interceptions in Thursday's 33-14 rout of the Cowboys, but did score on the ground as part of a 12-carry, 45-yard effort.
It's the first game all season in which Newton didn't throw for a touchdown, but the quarterback did well to help the Carolina Panthers ' offense string together 18 first downs to dominate the time of possession. He still managed to come through with a rushing touchdown and compiled his fourth-highest yardage total of the season on the ground. Although Newton's collective production as a passer and runner was a little light compared to most weeks, fantasy owners are likely to excuse him after he tossed a career-high five touchdowns against Washington just four days earlier.
Tevin Coleman ATL RB
Falcons' Tevin Coleman: In line to fill in for Freeman1h ago
With Devonta Freeman ruled out, Tevin Coleman is in line to head the Atlanta Falcons ' backfield Sunday against the Vikings.
Terron Ward is also on hand to serve in a complementary role, but Coleman should see the bulk of the team's carries Sunday, an assignment that boosts his Week 12 fantasy value, as he takes aim a Vikings defense that is allowing an average of 110.1 rushing yards per game to date.
Devonta Freeman ATL RB
Falcons RB Devonta Freeman will not play Sunday1h ago
Devonta Freeman (concussion) won't play Sunday against the Vikings.
With Freeman unavailable this week, Tevin Coleman is in line to head the Atlanta Falcons ' Week 12 backfield, with Terron Ward also on hand to work in a complementary role.
Devonta Freeman ATL RB
Falcons' Devonta Freeman: Unable to practice Friday2h ago
Devonta Freeman (concussion) was unable to practice Friday, Vaughn McClure of ESPN reports.
Freeman now seems pretty iffy for Sunday's game against the Vikings as he remains under the league's concussion protocol and out of practice. Barring something unexpected, Tevin Coleman is in store for the lion's share of touches out of the backfield Sunday.
Justin Forsett BAL RB
Ravens' Justin Forsett: Heads to IR4h ago
Justin Forsett (arm) was officially placed on the injured reserve list Friday.
Forsett was already ruled out for the remainder of the season with his broken arm and his move to the IR comes as no surprise. The Baltimore Ravens will now look to a combination of Javorius Allen, Raheem Mostert, and Terrance West to fill the void.
James Starks GB RB
Packers' James Starks: Rushes for 39 yards on seven carries14h ago
James Starks rushed for 39 yards on seven carries, and caught four balls on five targets for 41 yards in Thursday's Thanksgiving loss to the Bears.
Starks was notably in a backup role as Eddie Lacy got 17 carries to Starks' seven. It appears as Lacy has full control over the lead back role for Green Bay again. Starks should continue to see a few drives of action per game, including two-minute drill and comeback situations.
Jeremy Langford CHI RB
Bears' Jeremy Langford: Records 48 rushing yards, touchdown in win14h ago
Jeremy Langford carried the ball 12 times for 48 yards and a touchdown in Thursday's 17-13 win over the Packers. He also caught one pass for five yards.
Though Langford didn't get the start for the Thanksgiving Day game, coach John Fox divvied up the workload fairly evenly between Langford and Matt Forte, who returned from a three-game absence due to a knee injury. Forte ended up finishing with a slight edge in carries (15), but Langford showed a little bit more burst between the tackles, averaging four yards per attempt compared to Forte's 2.9. Langford was also able to punch in his lone goal-line carry for a touchdown, while Forte actually lost yardage on his two attempts near the goal line during a similar scenario early in the fourth quarter. While Langford was probably the better of the two players Thursday, it's unlikely that Fox will move back to a more one-sided approach during next week's matchup with the 49ers. Just as he did during his time coaching in Carolina with DeAngelo Williams and Jonathan Stewart, Fox has stated an affinity for dual-back systems, much to the chagrin of fantasy players.
Andrew Hawkins CLE WR
Browns' Andrew Hawkins: Unable to practice35m ago
Andrew Hawkins (concussion) did not practice Friday, Scott Petrak of the Elyria Chronicle-Telegram reports.
With both Hawkins and Taylor Gabriel (concussion) looking shaky for Monday's game against the Ravens, Brian Hartine and Dwayne Bowe could take on some extra snaps and targets. Marlon Moore may also be involved, as Bowe has barely seen the field this season.
Taylor Gabriel CLE WR
Browns' Taylor Gabriel: Misses another practice37m ago
Taylor Gabriel (concussion) did not practice Friday, Scott Petrak of the Elyria Chronicle-Telegram reports.
A non-participant both Thursday and Friday, Gabriel is unlikely to play in Monday's game against the Ravens unless he gets back on the practice field Saturday. With Andrew Hawkins (concussion) also not practicing, the Cleveland Browns may be without two of their top four wideouts in Monday's game. Such a scenario would likely allow Dwayne Bowe to get some playing time behind Travis Benjamin and Brian Hartline.
Leonard Hankerson ATL WR
Falcons' Leonard Hankerson: Out this week1h ago
Leonard Hankerson (hamstring) won't play Sunday against the Vikings.
With Hankerson out Sunday, veteran Roddy White could potentially see an uptick in targets this weekend, while working in tandem with top wideout Julio Jones.
Leonard Hankerson ATL WR
Falcons' Leonard Hankerson: Partially participates in practice Friday2h ago
Leonard Hankerson (hamstring) was a limited participant at Friday's practice, Vaughn McClure of ESPN reports.
Hankerson is seemingly headed for a game-time decision Sunday against the Vikings with a hamstring issue that's plagued him over the past month. He was able to play through the injury last week against the Colts, but there's no guarantee he'll be able to do it again Sunday.
Sammy Watkins BUF WR
Bills' Sammy Watkins: Coach wants him to see the rock11h ago
Coach Rex Ryan says he'd like to see more passes thrown Watkins' way, The Buffalo News reports. "We've got to find ways to get him the football," Ryan said this week, "because he is that talented and that's a challenge to our staff. Even our quarterback. Let's get Sammy Watkins involved more and regardless of what people play because he is such a talent."
The ledger for Watkins receiving more looks now has Ryan, Watkins, Watkins' agent, and about seven million Buffalo Bills fans on its side, but sometimes that's easier said than done. While the Bills have better offensive weapons this season, there's still a decent drop-off between Watkins and his fellow receivers. So he almost always sees the opponent's best cover man, or blanket coverage, or both. The team used Chris Hogan effectively for an entire game against the Patriots to combat this, so eventually Watkins might see not only more looks, but effective ones. Tyrod Taylor, as good as he's been, still struggles with his passes sometimes and his improvement in gaining more rapport with Watkins can only help boost the second year receiver's numbers.
James Jones GB WR
Packers' James Jones: Failed to make a catch in Thursday's loss to Chicago14h ago
James Jones failed to make a catch in Thursday's loss to Chicago.
He had a couple of difficult, but catchable balls throughout the game, but was unable to bring any in. The most notable was a drop in the end zone on third down in the fourth that would have all but won it for the Green Bay Packers . It was a cold, rainy night in Green Bay, which led to difficult receiving conditions. He will look to bounce back next Thursday in Detroit.
Larry Donnell NYG TE
Giants' Larry Donnell: Ruled out for Sunday27m ago
Larry Donnell (neck) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Redskins.
Donnell was cleared at the beginning of the week, but a follow-up MRI found an issue in his neck, which may threaten his availability for the remainder of the season. Will Tye and Jerome Cunningham, neither of whom has impressed thus far, will serve as the team's top tight ends. Tye has been getting more playing time, but his struggles could create an opening for Cunningham.
Greg Olsen CAR TE
Panthers' Greg Olsen: Catches five passes for 70 yards18h ago
Greg Olsen corralled five of his team-high nine targets for 70 yards in Thursday's win over the Cowboys.
Olsen was on the receiving end of the game's biggest pass play of the day (31 yards), but was unable to cash in on either of the Carolina Panthers ' two red zone opportunities. Though he wasn't able to come away with a touchdown for the second straight game, Olsen may have better success finding the end zone in the Week 13 matchup with the Saints, who sport the league's worst pass defense in terms of yards per attempt.
Jason Witten DAL TE
Cowboys' Jason Witten: Four catches Thursday18h ago
Jason Witten caught all four of his targets for 36 yards during Thursday's loss to the Panthers.
He's now just two catches away from 1000 for his career, but even if Witten reaches the milestone next week he won't have Tony Romo on the other end of it. Romo re-injured his clavicle Thursday and could be lost for the remainder of the season, leaving Witten as the security blanket for either Matt Cassel or possibly Kellen Moore, if the Dallas Cowboys start looking ahead to 2016. Neither QB is likely to improve the tight end's fantasy prospects, however.
Brent Celek PHI TE
Eagles' Brent Celek: Records touchdown Thursday21h ago
Brent Celek made two catches (on four targets) for 10 yards and a touchdown during Thursday's blowout loss in Detroit.
Celek was relatively quiet this season until Sam Bradford suffered a concussion and AC joint sprain in Week 10, which forced Mark Sanchez into action. Including Thursday's outing, Celek resumed his connection with Sanchez, racking up 13 catches (on 18 targets) for 223 yards and one touchdown over the past three games. With Bradford expected to return in Week 13 and Zach Ertz embroiled in the concussion protocol, the duo could be active in the Philadelphia Eagles ' next contest on Dec. 6 at New England. If that comes to pass, Celek would almost assuredly revert to the periphery of the passing attack.
Eric Ebron DET TE
Lions' Eric Ebron: Catches two passes Thursday22h ago
Eric Ebron (quad/hand) caught two of three targets for 28 yards in Thursday's 45-14 win over the Eagles.
That's four straight quiet fantasy efforts from Ebron, who will look to get his production going in Week 13 at home against the Packers. In Week 10, he caught four passes on eight targets for 28 yards in a Detroit win over Green Bay.
Ladarius Green SD TE
Chargers' Ladarius Green: Returns to a limited practice Thursday22h ago
Ladarius Green (ankle) practiced in a limited fashion Thursday.
Green, who had one catch on three targets for nine yards in last Sunday's loss to the Chiefs, appears on track to be a go for Week 12's game against the Jaguars, but it's still possible that he could be listed as questionable for the contest.
Matt Bryant ATL K
Falcons' Matt Bryant: Won't kick this week1h ago
Matt Bryant (quad) won't play Sunday against the Vikings.
He'll be replaced this weekend by veteran kicker Shayne Graham, who joined the Atlanta Falcons earlier this week after Bryant strained his quad Wednesday during practice.
Matt Bryant ATL K
Falcons' Matt Bryant: Misses Friday's practice2h ago
Matt Bryant (quadriceps) was unable to practice Friday, Vaughn McClure of ESPN reports.
Bryant seems a long shot to play Sunday against the Vikings, especially since the Atlanta Falcons went out and signed Shayne Graham earlier in the week.
Graham Gano CAR K
Panthers' Graham Gano: Racks up 15 points Thursday17h ago
Graham Gano finished with 15 points in Thursday's win over the Cowboys, converting on 4-of-5 field-goal attempts and knocking down all three of his extra-point tries.
The Carolina Panthers controlled the clock through much of the game, but their failure to convert on eight of their 16 third-down chances worked to the benefit of Gano. A blocked kick by the Cowboys on his final attempt from the field was the only thing that stood in the way of a perfect day for Gano, who has recorded double-digit points in four of his last five games.
Matt Bryant ATL K
Falcons' Matt Bryant: Dealing with quad issue1d ago
With Matt Bryant having strained his quad Wednesday during practice, the Atlanta Falcons have signed Shayne Graham.
The Falcons haven't ruled Bryant out for Sunday's game against the Vikings, but the fact that the team move so swiftly to add another kicker suggests that Bryant is in danger of missing the contest.
Matt Bryant ATL K
Falcons' Matt Bryant: Limited Wednesday2d ago
Matt Bryant was limited in practice Wednesday due to a right quadriceps injury.
Until the Atlanta Falcons sign another kicker, Bryant should be considered good to go for Sunday's contest against the Vikings. Typically one of the highest-scoring kicking options in the NFL, he's fallen all the way to 18th in scoring with 68 points, as the Falcons have sputtered after a fast start to the season.
Stephen Gostkowski NE K
Patriots' Stephen Gostkowski: Field-goal streak snapped3d ago
Stephen Gostkowski made two of his three field goal attempts en route to an eight-point effort in Monday's win over the Bills.
After Gostkowski extended his team-record streak to 31 straight field goals in the first quarter of the contest, he missed on a 54-yard attempt in the third quarter. Nevertheless, Gostkowski continues to lead NFL kickers in scoring with 105 points through 10 games.
Darrelle Revis NYJ CB
Jets CB Darrelle Revis will not play this week1h ago
Darrelle Revis (concussion) is out for Sunday's game against the Dolphins.
This represents something of a break for Miami's top wideout Jarvis Landry, with Marcus Williams a candidate to start in place of Revis on Sunday, per NJ.com.
Kyle Williams BUF DT
Bills DL Kyle Williams could miss rest of season6d ago
Coach Rex Ryan says Williams (knee) has a 50-50 chance to return this season.
Williams is a Pro Bowl player and he's always been worth every bit of those honors, so it'd be a big loss for the defense if he's unable to return this season. Fortunately, the Buffalo Bills have three other very capable and healthy linemen in Marcell Dareus, Mario Williams, and Jerry Hughes, though it looks like the hope of the foursome being the league's best this season may be fading thanks to Kyle Williams ' injury.
Luke Kuechly CAR MLB
Panthers LB Luke Kuechly ready for Sunday14d ago
Luke Kuechly (ankle) is listed as probable for Sunday's game in Tennessee.
Kuechly returned to practice as a limited participant Thursday, and then logged a full session Friday. There may be some lingering soreness, but Kuechly still figures to work in his usual every-down role, thus making him a top IDP option.
Clay Matthews GB ILB
Packers LB Clay Matthews is active Sunday19d ago
Clay Matthews (ankle/knee) is listed as active Sunday at Carolina, the Green Bay Packers ' official site reports.
After taking a hit to his lower leg last Sunday, Matthews will gut out ailments to his ankle and knee, as he attempts to corral the elusive Cam Newton.
Vontaze Burfict CIN OLB
Bengals LB Vontaze Burfict activated for Sunday27d ago
Cincinnati Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict (knee) has been activated for the key Week 8 clash against Pittsburgh.
He had been practicing this week, so it's no surprise that the Bengals will have him active. That said, he is expected to be eased into action, getting in for about 15-20 plays.
Joe Haden CLE CB
Browns CB Joe Haden likely fine for Sunday29d ago
Cleveland Browns premier cornerback Joe Haden says he is fully healed from a concussion and should be ready to play Sunday, per Nate Ulrich of Ohio.com.
The team has not ruled Haden available yet, but he was able to practice both Wednesday and Thursday so there is a good chance he will be active against the Cardinals.