This week we give thanks to easy matchups, excellent sleepers and strong plays off the waiver wire. Dave Richard previews over nearly 180 players for Week 12 in this week's Fantasy Football Cheat Sheet.
Donnell isn't expected to play Sunday at Washington, after the Giants found a "troubling result" on an MRI on his neck, Dan Graziano of ESPN New York reports. "It's not looking good," Donnell said.
On Monday, Donnell stated that he felt 100 percent after doctors cleared him, but Wednesday's development leaves the tight end without a return date. While he'll likely be ruled out in advance of Sunday's game, Jordan Raanan of NJ.com speculated that Donnell may be in danger of missing the rest of the season. In the meantime, Will Tye and Jerome Cunningham will handle TE reps for the Giants, but a free-agent addition to the corps isn't out of the question.
49ers cornerback Leon McFadden is questionable to return to Saturday's Week 16 game against the Chargers due to a head injury, the team announced. McFadden had yet to record a tackle in Saturday's game at the time of his injury.
Giants defensive end Damontre Moore had his right arm in a sling as he watched Texas A&M's Pro Day with other former Aggies, reports the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. More information on Moore's injury was not immediately available.
Unga (neck) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Patriots.
Jasper Brinkley will step in at middle linebacker, but he didn't get much playing time in nickel packages last week, so he isn't a recommended IDP option for Sunday's game against the Patriots. Unga won't necessarily have an every-down role once he's healthy.
The Jets enter Week 9 against the Chiefs relatively healthy. Out of 15 players listed on the injury report, Darrin Walls (calf, knee) was ruled doubtful for Sunday.Geno Smith (shoulder) was labeled questionable.
Decker (knee) caught four passes for 81 yards on 11 targets Sunday against the Texans.
With the Texans playing most of the game without their two top cornerbacks, it was disappointing that Decker was only able to catch four of his team-high 11 targets. In addition, the Jets were playing most of the second half from behind and the team was in heavy pass mode during that time. that said, this was only the second time all season he failed to score a TD. In addition, he's posted at least 79 receiving yards in four of his last five contests.
Coach Todd Bowles relayed Monday that Fitzpatrick (thumb) will remain the Jets' starting QB.
According to Bowles, in the wake of Sunday's 24-17 loss to the Texans, in which Fitzpatrick completed 19-of-39 passes for 216 yards, with one touchdown and two interceptions, there was "not much" thought to making a change at QB. Next up for Fitzpatrick and the 5-5 Jets -- who have dropped two games in a row -- is a home tilt against the 4-6 Dolphins on Sunday.
Marshall was limited at practice last Wednesday before practicing fully Friday and being listed as probable for Week 11's action. Expect a similar pattern to emerge this week as Sunday's game against the Dolphins approaches.
The Jets have lost two linebackers in a span of 24 hours, including strong-side backer Calvin Pace, who left practice Monday with a strained groin. The team has yet to reveal the severity of the injury, per ESPN.
Barring a setback, it looks like Richardson will be able to suit up Sunday against the Dolphins. In five games to date, he's recorded 19 tackles and 2.5 sacks, numbers that make him an option in deeper IDP formats.