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.
Bryant was limited in practice Wednesday due to a right quadriceps injury.
Until the 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.
Freeman won't take part in practice Wednesday, as he remains in the first phase of the concussion protocol.
Head coach Dan Quinn relayed Monday that Freeman had already received clearance to attend meetings, but Wednesday's development indicates otherwise. As the week progresses, the Falcons will tread carefully with their star running back due to the murky nature of concussions. While Freeman's availability could come down to a game-time call, the team kicks off at 1 PM ET on Sunday, affording his owners a chance to make necessary adjustments. If he's unable to play, Tevin Coleman will head Atlanta's backfield.
Hankerson (hamstring) was a non-participant at Wednesday's practice, Ban Goessling of ESPN.com reports.
Active Sunday for the first time since Week 7, Hankerson's hamstring issue likely contributed to a reduced snap count -- 43 of the 75 on offense -- but he still reeled in four of seven targets for 36 yards. His lack of activity Wednesday may have been a precaution, but if absences continue to add up this week, owners wouldn't be blamed for worrying about the wideout's availability for Sunday's game against the Vikings.
Alonso (knee) is active Sunday against the Dolphins.
Alonso will suit up for the Week 10 contest, but with DeMeco Ryans (hamstring) active as well, he may not see enough snaps to contribute reliable IDP productivity. He's safe to deploy for owners in a pinch, however.
Bradford (shoulder) is listed as questionable for Thursday's contest in Detroit.
Bradford was knocked out of the Eagles' Week 10 tilt against the Dolphins with a concussion and AC joint sprain, the former of which didn't allow him to step foot on the practice field until Monday. He was able to build up to a full practice Wednesday, which wasn't a walk-through, according to Zach Berman of the Philadelphia Inquirer. Progressing to that point would seem to suggest that Bradford may be able to start, but both Ian Rapoport of NFL Network and Les Bowen of the Philadelphia Daily News speculated that he'll likely serve as Mark Sanchez's backup. Nevertheless, head coach Chip Kelly has an interesting decision to make in advance of Thursday's 4:30 PM ET kickoff.
Ertz (concussion) has been ruled out for Thursday's contest at Detroit.
With only three days to recover from a concussion suffered Sunday versus the Buccaneers, Ertz was able to progress to a limited showing in Wednesday's practice, according to Zach Berman of the Philadelphia Inquirer. However, he was unable to complete all phases of the league's protocol for head injuries. His next opportunity to suit up arrives on Dec. 6 in New England.
Mathews (concussion) has been ruled out for Thursday's game in Detroit.
Mathews has made little progress in his quest through the concussion protocol, leaving the Eagles to trust in DeMarco Murray, Darren Sproles, and, to a lesser extent, Kenjon Barner out of the backfield. His next chance to take the field arrives on Dec. 6 at New England.
Ryans (hamstring) is active Sunday against the Dolphins.
Ryans will suit up for the first time since Week 6, but with a healthy linebacking corps in Philadelphia, his exact role will be a bit unclear. The 31-year-old has 23 combined tackles so far this year, but has made his presence known with both an interception and fumble recovery.