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    Defensive Matchup

  • Oakland Injuries
    DatePosPlayerInjuryNFL StatusFantasy News
    10/23/16GVadal AlexanderANKLEDOUBTFUL (Updated 12/31/1969)
    10/23/16GJon FelicianoCALFQUESTIONABLEGuard/center Jon Feliciano, a fourth-rounder who is set to battle for a starting job, and sixth-round defensive end Max Valles have signed their rookie contracts, the Raiders have announced.
    10/23/16CRodney HudsonKNEEQUESTIONABLERaiders center Rodney Hudson has to live up to a lot of hype. He signed a five-year, $44.5 million contract with the team this offseason so all eyes are on him.
    10/23/16GGabe JacksonKNEEQUESTIONABLERaiders guard Gabe Jackson (knee), tight end Brian Leonhardt (concussion) and cornerback T.J. Carrie (ankle) are active for the game at St. Louis after being listed on the injury report.
    10/23/16RBTaiwan JonesKNEEQUESTIONABLEJones (knee) is listed as questionable for Sunday's tilt with the Jaguars.

    Jones was limited in practices all week, so he will likely be a true game-time decision Sunday. Regardless, the veteran figures to simply resume his special teams role if he can indeed suit up.

    (Updated 10/21/2016)
    10/23/16RBLatavius MurrayTOEQUESTIONABLEMurray (toe) is listed as questionable ahead of Sunday's game against the Jaguars, but he is expected to play, CSN Bay Area's Scott Bair reports.

    Murray has missed Oakland's last two tilts due to turf toe, and although he was limited during practice this week, he's still slated to suit up Sunday. While the Raiders have frustrated fantasy owners with their mixture of running backs lately, Murray still leads the team with 43 rushing yards per game and three touchdowns on the ground. In fact, prior to his disappointing Week 4 performance, Murray scored in each of Oakland's first three contests.

    (Updated 10/21/2016)
    10/23/16SBrynden TrawickSHOULDERQUESTIONABLEThe Ravens announced on Friday that tight end Phillip Supernaw, safety Brynden Trawick, cornerback Rashaan Melvin and offensive lineman Ryan Jensen signed their exclusive-rights free agent tenders.
    10/23/16TMenelik WatsonCALFQUESTIONABLEThe Raiders' offensive line took a big hit Sunday, when starting right tackle Menelik Watson ruptured his Achilles tendon in the first half. He will miss the entire 2015 season, per the San Francisco Chronicle
    09/12/16DLJames CowserUndisclosedQUESTIONABLE (Updated 12/31/1969)
    07/29/16LBAldon SmithSuspensionSUSPENDSmith (suspension) has entered a treatment center, ESPN reports.

    Smith's reason for seeking treatment is unclear, but it comes just days after a Periscope video titled "Fire up session" surfaced of an unidentified man, suspected to be him, talking about a hand-rolled cigarette shown on screen. In wake of that video, which appeared under an account previously used by Smith, the NFL has launched an investigation into whether he violated protocols required of a suspended player seeking reinstatement from a substance abuse violation. While that investigation continues, Smith's move to now enter a treatment facility hardly seems coincidental, and more details regarding his situation should surface soon.

    (Updated 07/29/2016)
    Pittsburgh Injuries
    DatePosPlayerInjuryNFL StatusFantasy News
    10/23/16TMarcus GilbertANKLEOUTThe Steelers created $6.2 million in cap space by restructuring two contracts, according to a report from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
    10/23/16DECameron HeywardHAMSTRINGOUTHeyward is expected to miss 2-to-3 weeks due to the hamstring injury he suffered Sunday, NFL.com's Aditi Kinkhabwala reports.

    Heyward's injury is not considered serious, but the results of Monday's MRI unfortunately suggested it could keep him sidelined until Pittsburgh's Week 8 bye. That would mean missing Week 7's top-heavy tussle against the Patriots. A Steelers team captain, Heyward boasts 17 tackles, three sacks and a fumble recovery so far this season.

    (Updated 10/10/2016)
    10/23/16QBBen RoethlisbergerKNEEOUTWhile acknowledging that Roethlisberger -- who had surgery Monday to repair a torn meniscus -- could miss up to six weeks, Steelers president Art Rooney II noted Wednesday that the "best case" for the QB's return to action is two-to-three weeks, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports. "I think that two-to-three is what you can characterize as best-case, but that's what we're hoping for," Rooney relayed to NFL Network on Wednesday. "Two-to-six is probably a fair range that somebody can put on it."

    Roethlisberger has already been ruled out this week and the Steelers are on bye in Week 8, which takes care of the first two weeks of his recovery. Beyond that, we'll consider the veteran QB week-to-week, with Landry Jones slated to start in his place in the meantime

    (Updated 10/19/2016)
    10/23/16SShamarko ThomasGROINOUTThomas (groin) has been ruled out of Sunday's game versus the Patriots.

    Thomas suffered a groin injury in Week 5 and hasn't participated in practice since.

    (Updated 10/21/2016)
    10/23/16CCody WallaceKNEEOUTWallace (knee) has been ruled out of Sunday's matchup with the Patriots.

    Wallace hasn't stepped on the field this season and it's still unclear when he may be able to.

    (Updated 10/21/2016)
    10/23/16WRMarkus WheatonSHOULDEROUTWheaton (shoulder) has been ruled out of Sunday's game against the Patriots.

    Wheaton didn't practice after missing last Sunday's game due to a shoulder injury, which will cost him his fourth contest of the year this weekend versus New England. His continued absence figures to benefit Eli Rogers and Sammie Coates, although the latter wideout's fractured thumb could impact his involvement to some degree.

    (Updated 10/21/2016)
    10/23/16RBDeAngelo WilliamsKNEEOUTWilliams (knee) has been ruled out of Sunday's game against the Patriots.

    Williams' knee injury prevented him from practicing at all this week, so Le'Veon Bell should be prepared for an even heavier workload Sunday versus New England. In Williams' absence, Fitzgerald Toussaint embodies the Steelers' lone healthy running back behind Bell, who was already expected to see his usage increased in wake of quarterback Ben Roethlisberger's (knee) injury.

    (Updated 10/21/2016)
    07/29/16WRMartavis BryantSuspensionSUSPENDBryant was never under consideration of being cut by the Steelers despite his recently imposed year-long suspension, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports.

    Bryant's multiple violations of the league's substance abuse policy triggered a minimum one-year suspension from the league, but the Steelers never considered releasing him, according to general manager Kevin Colbert. Instead, Pittsburgh will hope Bryant makes the necessary changes to his life to get reinstated next year, when he would have two years remaining on his contract with the team. With Bryant suspended, Steelers receivers Markus Wheaton and, more specifically, Sammie Coates, will be looked upon to take advantage of their increased opportunities this season.

    (Updated 03/21/2016)
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