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  • Corbin Bryant DT | BUF

    Bills' Corbin Bryant: Opportunity knocks

    With Kyle Williams expected to miss to miss the rest of the season with a knee injury, Corbin Bryant is in line for more playing time.

    Bryant logged 45 defensive plays Monday against the Patriots - logging two total tackles - and stands to play even more this week in Kansas City with Alex Carrington being needed to sub in for an injured Mario Williams. Bryant is still looking for his first sack of the season and the true IDP plays on this line are Marcell Dareus and Jerry Hughes. But we'll at least keep an eye on Bryant should the Buffalo Bills remain down two of their defensive line starters, as the coaching staff seems happy with Bryant's play.

  • Jerrell Freeman ILB | IND

    Colts' Jerrell Freeman: Probable for Week 12

    Jerrell Freeman (ribs) is listed as probable for Sunday's game against the Bucs.

    Freeman practiced fully Friday and is thus on track to suit up Sunday. He's recorded a fantasy-friendly 74 tackles and a sack in nine games to date.

  • Brian Hoyer QB | HOU

    Texans' Brian Hoyer: Slated to start Sunday

    Brian Hoyer (concussion) is slated to start Sunday's game against the Saints.

    Working in Hoyer's favor in Week 12 is that he'll take aim at a Saints' defense that has allowed a league-high 28 passing TDs to date, while giving up an average of 293.1 passing yards per game. On that front, only the Giants have allowed more (309.9) yardage in the air.

  • Chris Polk RB | HOU

    Texans' Chris Polk: Listed as probable this week

    Chris Polk (knee, hamstring) is listed as probable for Sunday's game against the Saints, the Houston Chronicle reports.

    Polk's fantasy utility remains limited to deeper formats as long as both Alfred Blue and Jonathan Grimes remain healthy enough to play. With that in mind, Blue was limited at practice Friday, but still listed as probable for Sunday's contest.

  • Lee Smith TE | OAK

    Raiders' Lee Smith: Expected to play

    Lee Smith (wrist) is listed as probable for Sunday's game in Tennessee.

    A full participant throughout the week of practice, Smith doesn't seem to be in any danger of missing Sunday's game. He's mostly used as a blocker and only has 10 targets in nine games.

  • Taiwan Jones RB | OAK

    Raiders' Taiwan Jones: Listed as questionable

    Taiwan Jones (knee) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game in Tennessee.

    Jones returned to a limited practice Friday, after missing practice both Wednesday and Thursday. He doesn't seem like a good bet to suit up, which may explain why the Oakland Raiders signed WR Jeremy Ross, who has extensive experience returning punts and kickoffs. An absence wouldn't have much impact on Oakland's offense, as Jones typically plays fewer than 15 snaps. However, Roy Helu would likely be active for the first time since Week 8.

  • Ryan Shazier ILB | PIT

    Steelers' Ryan Shazier: Practices fully, but listed as questionable

    The Pittsburgh Steelers list Ryan Shazier (knee) as questionable for Sunday's game against the Seahawks.

    Shazier was listed as a full practice participant Friday, but the questionable designation suggests that his Week 12 status must still be verified in advance of Sunday's 4:25 ET kickoff. The linebacker remains on the IDP radar, having notched 47 tackles, three sacks and two forced fumbles in six games to date.

  • Steelers' Fitzgerald Toussaint: Promoted to active roster

    The Pittsburgh Steelers have promoted Fitzgerald Toussaint from their practice squad to the team's active roster, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

    Toussaint will replace fellow running back Isaiah Pead on the team's roster and is now in line to work behind DeAngelo Williams and Jordan Todman in the Steelers' backfield.

  • Alfred Blue RB | HOU

    Texans' Alfred Blue: Limited Friday, but listed as probable

    Alfred Blue (back) is listed as probable for Sunday's game against the Saints after being limited in practice Friday.

    All 16 players the Houston Texans listed on their Week 12 injury report drew probable designations, but given that Blue was one of just three limited at Friday's practice his status is still worth confirming in advance of Sunday's 1:00 ET kickoff.

  • Owen Daniels TE | DEN

    Broncos' Owen Daniels: Ready to face Patriots

    Owen Daniels (knee) is listed as probable for Sunday's game against the Patriots.

    Limited at practice Wednesday and Thursday, Daniels returned to full participation Friday. He should be fine for Sunday's game, but with Vernon Davis now in the mix at tight end, targets may be a bit harder to come by. However, Daniels still managed to log 56 snaps in a Week 11 win over the Bears.

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