NFL Player News

  • Mark Ingram RB | NO

    Saints' Mark Ingram: Expected to play Sunday

    Ingram (toe/knee) will play Sunday against Tampa Bay, a source told Ian Rapoport of NFL Network.

    Ingram was rested for Thursday's practice, but otherwise participated in a limited capacity for the second straight week. He was able to play last week despite the nagging injuries and this report suggests he'll be able to play again Sunday. Still, fantasy owners may have to wait until pregame warmups before the game's 4:25 ET kickoff to know for sure.

  • Ryan Mathews RB | PHI

    Eagles' Ryan Mathews: Expected to play Sunday

    Mathews (knee) is expected to play Sunday against the Redskins, ESPN's Adam Caplan reports.

    The Eagles backfield will get a boost Sunday with the return of Mathews following a two-game absence. He'll face a Washington defense that has been suspect against the run this season. Mathews racked up 60 yards on the ground on just nine carries in Week 6 against Washington.

  • Ravens' Lorenzo Taliaferro: Ruled out Monday night

    Taliaferro (thigh) is ruled out of Monday night's game against the Patriots, Jeff Zrebiec of the Baltimore Sun reports.

    Taliaferro wasn't at practice again this week and will now miss his fourth straight game. Consequently, the Ravens' backfield duties will continue to be handled by a trio of Terrance West, Kenneth Dixon and Javorius Allen.

  • Charles Sims RB | TB

    Buccaneers' Charles Sims: Officially activated from IR

    Sims (knee) was officially activated from injured reserve Saturday, Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

    As expected, Sims officially makes his highly anticipated return to the active roster and will join Doug Martin and Jacquizz Rodgers in helping provide the Bucs with a three-headed monster at tailback, where Sims projects to be the pass-catching specialist of the bunch. However, for fantasy purposes, it isn't clear how carries will be distributed right off the bat.

  • Shane Vereen RB | NYG

    Giants' Shane Vereen: Officially activated from IR

    Vereen (triceps) has officially been activated to the Giants' active roster from injured reserve, Jordan Raanan of ESPN.com reports.

    As originally expected, the Giants will have their versatile backfield option in Vereen for Sunday's game against the Cowboys. Although Rashad Jennings and Paul Perkins may see a majority of the team's carries at this point, Vereen could be productive in PPR formats, especially if the Giants get down early and are forced to throw often.

  • Charles Sims RB | TB

    Buccaneers' Charles Sims: Set to be activated

    Sims (knee) will be activated from injured reserve to the Buccaneers' active roster Saturday, Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

    Sims has been unavailable for game action since Week 4, but he's slated to make his long-awaited return Sunday against the Saints. Given his lengthy absence, Sims' volume could be limited at this point with fellow running backs Doug Martin and Jacquizz Rodgers both healthy. Although the trio of backfield options results in a fantasy mess, the group could have plenty of opportunities to produce against a Saints defense that struggles against opposing running backs.

  • Bronson Hill RB | JAC

    Jaguars' Bronson Hill: Promoted to active roster

    Hill was promoted to the Jaguars' active roster from the practice squad Saturday, NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports.

    Hill has been moved around to several practice squads throughout his young career, but has yet to record his first NFL regular season carry. That all could change Sunday against the Vikings, but he'll remain buried on the depth chart at running back.

  • Shane Vereen RB | NYG

    Giants' Shane Vereen: Expected to be activated

    Vereen (triceps) is expected to be activated from injured reserve Saturday and therefore available for Sunday's game against the Cowboys, Art Stapleton of the Record reports.

    Vereen will need to avoid any setbacks during Saturday's practice obviously, but all signs point to the versatile running back returning to the Giants' active roster after spending a majority of the 2016 regular season on IR. Another update should become available upon his official activation.

  • 49ers' Shaun Draughn: No injury designation

    Draughn (ribs) does not have an injury designation ahead of Sunday's game against the Jets after fully practicing Friday.

    Draughn was limited both Wednesday and Thursday, but his full session Friday removed any concern that he'll play through his ribs problem Sunday versus New York.

  • Rams' Benny Cunningham: Doubtful for Sunday

    Cunningham (neck) is listed as doubtful for Sunday's game against the Falcons.

    Cunningham was unable to practice this week because of his neck problem, so it wouldn't be a surprise if he's inactive for Sunday's contest. While that would hurt the Rams in the return game, his absence would also figure to allow Malcolm Brown to serve as Todd Gurley's primary backup at running back.