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Michael Vick QB - NYJ Vick (calf) will serve as the backup qua...
Vick (calf) will serve as the backup quarterback behind Geno Smith in Monday's game against the Jets.
Impacts: Vick was the favorite to hang onto the starting quarterback job for another week, but based on a report from Tuesday, either he will not be healthy enough to play Monday, or head coach Rex Ryan was overruled in his desire to keep Vick the starter. One way or another, Vick will back up Smith in Week 13.By Rotowire.com
Geno Smith QB - NYJ Head coach Rex Ryan informed Smith Wedne...
Head coach Rex Ryan informed Smith Wednesday morning that he will start at quarterback for the Jets in Week 13.
Impacts: It was reported Tuesday that Michael Vick would likely remain the starter for the Jets, but the team will instead turn back to Smith, and he will start Monday for the first time since Week 8.By Rotowire.com
Colt McCoy QB - WAS Washington is planning to start McCoy ov...
Washington is planning to start McCoy over Robert Griffin III on Sunday at Indianapolis, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports.
Impacts: According to Schefter's report, the change may not be long-lasting, but the team views McCoy as a short-term upgrade after Griffin struggled against San Francisco last week. The 28-year-old has completed 85.7 percent of his passes (36 of 42) in two games this season, compiling 427 yards, one touchdown, one interception, and another score on the ground. Washington is 2-0 in the two games in which he's played, but he will have a tall task trying to match points with Andrew Luck and the Colts this week.By Rotowire.com
Robert Griffin QB - WAS Washington is planning to start Colt McC...
Washington is planning to start Colt McCoy over Griffin on Sunday at Indianapolis, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports.
Impacts: According to Schefter's source, Washington is hitting the reset button, although it might not last long. The team apparently still views him as part of the long-term plan, but after Griffin's performance against San Francisco in which he was sacked five times and threw for just 106 yards, McCoy is believed to be an upgrade in the short term. The team is expected to make the announcement official Wednesday when coach Jay Gruden meets with reporters.By Rotowire.com
Frank Gore RB - SF Gore (knee) was a full participant in Tu...
Gore (knee) was a full participant in Tuesday's practice, the San Jose Mercury News reports.
Impacts: It seems the 49ers were just erring on the side of caution and protecting themselves by listing Gore as a limited participant Monday -- the team didn't hold an actual practice -- as his Week 13 availability is not believed to be in jeopardy. The 31-year-old Gore will make for a risky start in most leagues, however, as he's averaged just 3.6 yards per carry over his last five games (one touchdown over that span) and now draws the Seahawks' sixth-ranked run defense on a short week.By Rotowire.com
Marshawn Lynch RB - SEA Lynch (back) was listed as a limited par...
Lynch (back) was listed as a limited participant in Tuesday's practice, John Boyle of the Everett Herald reports.
Impacts: Coach Pete Carroll is going light on all his players on a short week, with Tuesday's practice being labeled as another walkthrough by the Seahawks. Lynch's limited projection is not much of a concern, as Carroll noted Monday that his star running back should be fine to play against the 49ers on Thanksgiving, making it likely he'll wind up probable even if he remains limited Wednesday.By Rotowire.com
Tony Romo QB - DAL Romo (back) practiced in full Tuesday, t...
Romo (back) practiced in full Tuesday, the Cowboys' official site reports.
Impacts: After failing to take part in drills Monday, Romo returned as a full participant just one day later. As a result, there's little worry surrounding his availability for Thursday's divisional showdown against the Eagles, who have yielded multiple touchdown passes in 10 of 11 games this season.By Rotowire.com
Michael Vick QB - NYJ Vick (calf) will start for the Jets in W...
Vick (calf) will start for the Jets in Week 13 as long as he is healthy, though head coach Rex Ryan will retain the right to decide who starts at quarterback for the Jets, the New York Daily News reports.
Impacts: Those are a couple big "ifs," as those above Ryan could force him to go back to Geno Smith, and Vick's health is uncertain, but it appears Vick is still Ryan's guy for now. The Jets play on Monday again next week, so they may not reveal who will start at quarterback in Week 13 for another couple days.By Rotowire.com
Latavius Murray RB - OAK Murray (concussion) has been able to exe...
Murray (concussion) has been able to exercise early this week, ESPN's Adam Caplan reports.
Impacts: It's not exactly clear where Murray stands in the NFL's concussion protocol, and it's too early to determine if he will be able to play Sunday against the Rams. However, it is a good sign that he is working out, as he likely would not be able to if he were still dealing with intense concussion symptoms. Be sure to keep tabs on Murray's status over the next few days if you are considering using him in your fantasy lineup this week.By Rotowire.com
Jace Amaro TE - NYJ Amaro must pass the league's standard co...
Amaro must pass the league's standard concussion protocol before being cleared to play, Seth Walder of the New York Daily News reports.
Impacts: Amaro left Monday night's game with a head injury, and it was later determined that he suffered a concussion. The Jets have a long week ahead of them, as they don't play until a home matchup next Monday against the Dolphins, so it's possible that Amaro will clear protocol in time to suit up. His practice status will paint a clearer picture on the matter, however. If Amaro can't go, look for Jeff Cumberland to be the featured tight end in a stagnant passing attack.By Rotowire.com
Michael Bush RB - ARZ Bush signed with the Cardinals on Tuesda...
Bush signed with the Cardinals on Tuesday, Darren Urban of the team's official site reports.
Impacts: The Cardinals' continued search for a short-yardage back has yielded Bush, who didn't participate in training camp and has yet to play this season. The six-year veteran suited up for the Bears in the previous two campaigns, earning 177 carries for 608 yards (3.4 YPC) and eight touchdowns. Since no other RB in Arizona has emerged as a consistent goal-line threat, Bush could be the guy behind clear-cut No. 1 Andre Ellington.By Rotowire.com
Calvin Johnson WR - DET Johnson (ankle) was a limited participan...
Johnson (ankle) was a limited participant at Tuesday's practice.
Impacts: The "limited" tag represents an upgrade for Johnson, who was listed as a non-participant Monday. Johnson said his ankle is "feeling alright," so he may still be experiencing some soreness in the area. However, he has played through soreness plenty of times previously, and there has been no indication that he is in any real danger of missing Thursday's game against the Bears.By Rotowire.com
Terrance Williams WR - DAL Williams (finger) was a limited particip...
Williams (finger) was a limited participant in Tuesday's practice, Brandon George of the Dallas Morning News reports.
Impacts: It's not clear how much work Williams got in Tuesday, but he was able to get back on the field after sitting out the day before. He should play Thursday as expected as long as he makes it through Wednesday's practice without any setbacks.By Rotowire.com
Reggie Bush RB - DET Bush (ankle) plans to play in Thursday's...
Bush (ankle) plans to play in Thursday's game against the Bears, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports.
Impacts: Bush's ankle is apparently still sore, but he felt he was ready to play last week, so he expects to be good to go for Thursday with a couple more days to rest and recover. Expect the Lions to update Bush's status until a final call on his availability for Thursday's game is made.By Rotowire.com
Brandon Marshall WR - CHI The Bears did not practice Tuesday, but...
The Bears did not practice Tuesday, but Marshall (ankle) remained a limited participant on the team's injury report.
Impacts: The Bears are giving their players a couple days off this week in advance of Thursday's game against the Lions, which has given Marshall time to rest his sore ankle. The Bears have given no indication that he could sit out Thursday, so it seems likely he will be able to play. However, expect the team to provide another update on his status when they release their final injury report of the week Wednesday afternoon.By Rotowire.com
Zach Ertz TE - PHI Ertz (oblique) was a full participant in...
Ertz (oblique) was a full participant in Tuesday's practice.
Impacts: An oblique injury forced Ertz out of Sunday's contest for a short time, but he returned to that game, and has now practiced in full for two straight days. It looks like competition for targets from fellow tight end Brett Celek, rather than injury, is his biggest obstacle to fantasy production heading into the Thursday night contest.By Rotowire.com
Julius Thomas TE - DEN Thomas (ankle) could return for Sunday's...
Thomas (ankle) could return for Sunday's game against the Chiefs, the Denver Post reports.
Impacts: Thomas suffered the injury in Week 11 and was unable to play last Sunday against the Dolphins because he could not practice at all last week. He is expected to be limited in practice this week, but it appears like he's got a legitimate shot at playing against the Chiefs as he tries to increase his league lead in receiving touchdowns.By Rotowire.com
D.J. Williams TE - TB Williams signed with the Buccaneers on T...
Williams signed with the Buccaneers on Tuesday, Roy Cummings of the Tampa Tribune reports.
Impacts: Williams will provide tight end depth for Tampa Bay while the status of Austin Seferian-Jenkins (back) remains cloudy. He last saw NFL snaps in 2012 with the Packers, when he caught seven passes on 15 targets for 57 yards over 13 games. Williams will serve primarily as a blocker, likely limiting his fantasy impact.By Rotowire.com
Terrance Williams WR - DAL Williams, who broke the tip of his index...
Williams, who broke the tip of his index finger during Sunday's win over the Giants, is expected to play Thursday, the Dallas Morning News reports.
Impacts: He hasn't found the end zone since Week 7, and Williams has just four targets over his last two games. The finger injury just gives you more incentive to look for a better option in your lineup.By Rotowire.com
Justin Forsett RB - BAL Forsett had 22 carries for 182 yards and...
Forsett had 22 carries for 182 yards and two touchdowns in Monday's 34-27 win over the Saints, with another eight yards on two receptions.
Impacts: Forsett ripped off a 38-yard gain on the Ravens' first offensive snap, and he scored touchdowns from 13 and 20 yards out. The Baltimore offensive line did a number on the New Orleans front seven, though he also got more than what was blocked on numerous occasions, displaying the elusiveness and surprising power he's shown all season. Meanwhile, Bernard Pierce had seven carries for 28 yards, and Lorenzo Taliaferro didn't register a single touch or target. Both still loom as threats to handle goal-line work, but there hasn't been much of that to go around this season, with Forsett often finding the end zone from 10-plus yards away. While a Week 13 matchup with the Chargers appears somewhat more difficult, he's recorded at least four yards per carry in every game this season.By Rotowire.com
Andre Smith OT - CIN Smith will undergo season-ending surgery...
Michael Vick QB - NYJ Speaking after Monday's 38-3 loss to the...
Speaking after Monday's 38-3 loss to the Bills, Jets coach Rex Ryan said he isn't sure who will start at quarterback in Week 13 against the Dolphins, Seth Walder of the NY Daily News reports.
Impacts: Poor play and injuries may both factor into the decision, as Vick underwent X-rays for an undisclosed issue, after completing just 7-of-19 passes for 76 yards in Monday's game, according to Brian Costello of the New York Post. Vick was removed in favor of Geno Smith midway through the third quarter, following an interception that allowed the Bills to take a 31-3 lead. Smith fared a bit better than Vick in garbage time, completing 10-of-12 passes for 89 yards, albeit with zero points on four drives. Regardless of which player is under center, the New York passing game will likely struggle in a difficult Week 13 matchup with the Dolphins.By Rotowire.com
Muhammad Wilkerson DE - NYJ Wilkerson left Monday's game in the firs...
Wilkerson left Monday's game in the first half with a toe injury, and he was later downgraded from questionable to out, NJ.com reports.
Impacts: Wilkerson finished the night with just one solo tackle, extending his sack-less streak to three games. He'll have a full week to recover, as the Jets face the Dolphins on Monday Night Football in Week 13.By Rotowire.com
Robert Meachem WR - NO Meachem (ankle) is inactive for Monday's...
Meachem (ankle) is inactive for Monday's game against the Ravens, the Saints' official site reports.
Impacts: With five catches for 85 yards in eight games to date, Meachem has yet to make a fantasy splash, though it's possible he could see some added looks once he's healthy, with Brandin Cooks (thumb) out for the season.By Rotowire.com
Michael Griffin S - TEN Griffin, who suffered a shoulder injury...
Griffin, who suffered a shoulder injury Sunday against the Eagles, was able to return to the game, Jim Wyatt of the Tennessean reports.
Impacts: Griffin, who recorded a team-high 12 tackles Sunday en route to 82 tackles and three sacks overall, thus should be available to his IDP owners Sunday against the Texans.By Rotowire.com
Eric Berry S - KC The Chiefs have placed Berry on the non-...
The Chiefs have placed Berry on the non-football illness list, ESPN.com reports.
Impacts: The report notes that a mass was discovered in Berry's chest following Thursday's game against Oakland. While Chiefs trainer Rick Burkholder relayed Monday that there has been no definitive diagnosis, the report indicates that it is believed that the leading possibility is that Berry may have lymphoma.By Rotowire.com
Arian Foster RB - HOU Coach Bill O'Brien indicated Monday that...
Coach Bill O'Brien indicated Monday that Foster (groin) could return to the field Sunday against the Titans, the Houston Chronicle reports.
Impacts: Such a notion would be supported by a return to practice later this week, but it appears as though Foster, who has missed the Texans' last two games, could be nearing a return to action in Week 13, in the absence of any setbacks in the coming days.By Rotowire.com
Odell Beckham WR - NYG Coach Tom Coughlin indicated Monday that...
Coach Tom Coughlin indicated Monday that Beckham's back is "very sore," Ralph Vacchiano of the New York Daily News reports.
Impacts: The report notes that Beckham -- who racked up 10 catches for 146 yards and two touchdowns in spectacular fashion in Week 12 -- could be limited some at practice this week, but the surging wideout expects to be okay for Sunday's game against the Jaguars.By Rotowire.com
Robert Griffin QB - WAS Coach Jay Gruden indicated Monday that t...
Coach Jay Gruden indicated Monday that there's "every intent" for Griffin to start Sunday's game against the Colts.
Impacts: Griffin is coming off a rocky Week 12 outing, in which he completed 11-of-19 passes for 106 yards in Washington's 17-13 loss to the 49ers, but at this stage, the 3-8 team has no immediate plans to make a QB switch, though such an outcome down the road can't be precluded.By Rotowire.com
Ryan Fitzpatrick QB - HOU With Ryan Mallett out for the season wit...
With Ryan Mallett out for the season with a torn pectoral muscle, Fitzpatrick is expected to start at quarterback for the Texans on Sunday against the Titans, the Houston Chronicle reports.
Impacts: With Tom Savage the only other quarterback on the team's roster, the Texans may add another signal caller, but Mallett's injury -- suffered in his second start for the team -- appears to set the stage to afford Fitzpatrick with another chance to helm the 5-6 Texans' offense.By Rotowire.com
Ryan Mallett QB - HOU Mallett's season is over after he suffer...
Mallett's season is over after he suffered a torn right pectoral muscle in Sunday's loss to the Bengals, ESPN.com reports.
Impacts: It's a tough break for Mallett in his second start for the Texans. Currently in the last year of his rookie deal, the quarterback -- who is in line to undergo surgery -- is slated to hit free agency this offseason, so it's possible that Sunday's contest may be his last one in a Houston uniform. In Mallett's absence, look for Ryan Fitzpatrick to return as the Texans' starter at QB on Sunday against the Titans.By Rotowire.com
Danny Trevathan LB - DEN Trevathan (knee) will return to practice...
Trevathan (knee) will return to practice Monday with the hope of rejoining the Broncos beginning in Week 14, Ian Rapoport of NFL.com reports.
Impacts: Given the severity of his injury, Trevathan will need some time to get back up to game speed.By Rotowire.com
Jadeveon Clowney LB - HOU Clowney acknowledges his knee is still l...
Clowney acknowledges his knee is still limiting him, the Houston Chronicle reports. "Some things are holding me back still but I'm just out here trying to do what I can do and have fun," he said following Sunday's loss to the Bengals.
Impacts: Clowney had three tackles, one for a loss, while seeing his most significant action since Week 1.By Rotowire.com
Odell Beckham WR - NYG Beckham, who briefly exited with a back...
Beckham, who briefly exited with a back injury in the fourth quarter, finished Sunday's game against the Cowboys with 10 catches for 146 yards and two touchdowns on 12 targets.
Impacts: Beckham left early in the fourth quarter, after taking a hard hit, but only missed a couple of snaps. He caught eight passes for 125 yards and two touchdowns in the first half alone, adding just two receptions for 21 yards after halftime. His night was highlighted by an incredible one-handed grab for a 43-yard touchdown in the second quarter. Even with the slow second half, Beckham had at least six receptions, 10 targets and 93 yards for a fourth consecutive week. He's making a late push to be considered for Offensive Rookie of the Year honors and is firmly established as Eli Manning's go-to guy. The Giants play in Jacksonville in Week 13.By Rotowire.com
Odell Beckham WR - NYG Beckham left Sunday's game against the C...
Beckham left Sunday's game against the Cowboys with a back injury and is questionable to return, Bob Glauber of Newsday reports.
Impacts: Beckham was down on the field for a minute or two, after taking a hard hit early in the fourth quarter. He walked off the field and to the locker room under his own power, exiting with 10 receptions for 146 yards and two touchdowns on 11 targets.By Rotowire.com
Tashaun Gipson S - CLE Gipson's knee injury may be severe, The...
Gipson's knee injury may be severe, The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.
Impacts: Gipson suffered the injury during Sunday's win over the Falcons and will undergo an MRI on Monday. While nothing has been confirmed, the NFL's leader in interceptions seems to be in danger of missing the rest of this season.By Rotowire.com
Brandon Marshall LB - DEN Marshall suffered a concussion during Su...
Marshall suffered a concussion during Sunday's win over the Dolphins, Jeff Legwold of The Denver Post reports.
Impacts: The injury limited Marshall to four tackles (three solo), after he piled up 28 over the previous two games. He did record his second forced fumble of the season, but Denver was not able to recover.By Rotowire.com
Ryan Mallett QB - HOU Mallett played through a right pectoral...
Mallett played through a right pectoral injury during Sunday's loss to the Bengals and may need to miss multiple games, The Houston Chronicle reports.
Impacts: Mallett is scheduled for an MRI on Monday, at which point there should be an update on his health. His second start went much worse than his first, with Mallett completing just 21-of-45 passes for 189 yards in a 22-13 loss. If Mallett can't play against the Titans next week, Ryan Fitzpatrick will likely get the start over rookie fourth-rounder Tom Savage.By Rotowire.com
Jorvorskie Lane FB - TB Bucs head coach Lovie Smith said Lane su...
Bucs head coach Lovie Smith said Lane suffered a "serious leg injury" during Sunday's loss to the Bears and could miss the rest of the season, ESPN.com reports.
Impacts: Lane, the only fullback on the roster, had to be carted off the field, after being fitted for an air cast. Backup tight end Luke Stocker took over as the fullback after Lane went down, and it's possible that he could stay in that role, if the Bucs can't find a suitable replacement.By Rotowire.com
Julius Thomas TE - DEN Thomas (left ankle sprain) is inactive f...
Thomas (left ankle sprain) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Dolphins, ESPN's Jeff Legwold reports.
Impacts: With Thomas out, look for fellow TE Jacob Tamme, with Virgil Green on hand as well, to see an increased workload Sunday, thus making him an option for those scrambling to replace Thomas this week.By Rotowire.com