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Marshawn Lynch RB - SEA Lynch (back) is probable for Sunday's ga...
Lynch (back) is probable for Sunday's game against Arizona.
Impacts: Lynch gave his owners a slight scare when he missed Wednesday and Thursday practices, but he practiced fully Friday and is locked into the starting lineup as a result. Even against a strong Arizona run defense, it's difficult to argue that Lynch is anything other than an RB1 in most fantasy formats since he's believed to be at or near full strength.By Rotowire.com
Larry Fitzgerald WR - ARZ Fitzgerald (knee) is questionable for Su...
Fitzgerald (knee) is questionable for Sunday's game against Seattle after sitting out Friday's practice.
Impacts: Fitzgerald didn't practice at all this week and, while he's one of the rare players capable of playing without practice, it's hard to be optimistic about both his chances of playing Sunday and producing if he does manage to play. If Fitzgerald does sit, it would probably mean a few more targets for John Brown and Michael Floyd.By Rotowire.com
Charles Sims RB - TB Sims (ankle) is questionable for Sunday'...
Sims (ankle) is questionable for Sunday's game against Chicago.
Impacts: It's concerning that Sims was added to the injury report with an ankle injury Thursday after getting activated from the IR due to an ankle issue just three weeks ago, but Tampa Tribune writer Roy Cummings observed that Sims "seemed fine" at Friday's practice. To be clear, Sims practiced all week, it was just that he was limited Thursday and Friday after practicing fully Wednesday. It would generally be a surprise if Sims sat against Chicago, but if he does sit, Bobby Rainey figures to get the first shot at replacing him, even if Doug Martin (ankle, questionable) plays.By Rotowire.com
Giovani Bernard RB - CIN Bernard (hip/clavicle) is probable for S...
Bernard (hip/clavicle) is probable for Sunday's game against the Texans after practicing fully Friday, according to Geoff Hobson of Bengals.com.
Impacts: While Bernard is on track to resume action this week, his potential workload level in his anticipated return to action lacks clarity, though it appears as though the Bengals may be inclined to ease Bernard back into their backfield mix this weekend, with Jeremy Hill still a candidate to see his share of Week 12 carries, on the heels of his 27-carry, 152-yard effort in Week 11.By Rotowire.com
Brandon Marshall WR - CHI Despite being limited in practice again...
Despite being limited in practice again Friday, Marshall (ankle) is listed as probable for Sunday's game against the Buccaneers, Adam Jahns of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.
Impacts: Marshall's ankle did not seem to hold him back at all against the Vikings last week, and he is poised for another strong game Sunday against a vulnerable Tampa Bay secondary.By Rotowire.com
Jordan Cameron TE - CLE Cameron (concussion) has been ruled out...
Cameron (concussion) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Falcons, according to the Akron Beacon Journal's Nate Ulrich.
Impacts: Cameron will remain sidelined, despite returning to practice Friday, but on the plus side, coach Mike Pettine indicated that he's hopeful that the tight end will be able to play next week against the Bills. In the meantime, Gary Barnidge and Jim Dray will continue to head the Browns' tight end corps.By Rotowire.com
Dwayne Allen TE - IND Allen (ankle) won't play Sunday against...
Allen (ankle) won't play Sunday against the Jaguars, Kevin Bowen of the Colts' official site reports.
Impacts: With Allen out, Coby Fleener, who caught seven passes for a season-high 144 receiving yards in Week 11, will have an opportunity to build off that breakout effort, with plenty of snaps on tap for him Sunday.By Rotowire.com
Matt Asiata RB - MIN Asiata (concussion) did not practice Fri...
Asiata (concussion) did not practice Friday, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.
Impacts: Asiata still has not been cleared by the league's concussion protocol and has not practiced all week, which doesn't bode well for his chances of playing Sunday against the Packers. Jerick McKinnon (back) might be afforded more short-yardage opportunities if Asiata sits out, though perhaps the Vikings would simply transfer those duties to new acquisition Bet Tate.By Rotowire.com
Latavius Murray RB - OAK Murray (concussion) will not return to T...
Murray (concussion) will not return to Thursday's game against the Chiefs.
Impacts: Murray made the most of his expanded role in the early going, with 112 yards and two scores on four carries, thanks in large part to a 90-yard touchdown. He quite clearly proved that he deserves to stay heavily involved in the offense, but he'll now need to make it through the NFL's concussion protocol before making another appearance. Once he's healthy, Murray should at least split the touches with Darren McFadden, who continues to underwhelm.By Rotowire.com
Jerick McKinnon RB - MIN McKinnon (back) was a limited practice p...
McKinnon (back) was a limited practice participant Thursday, the Vikings' official site reports.
Impacts: A new addition to the Vikings' backfield exists in the form of Ben Tate, who isn't a threat to McKinnon's status as No. 1 running back, according to the St. Paul Pioneer Press. However, Matt Asiata's (concussion) absence continued Thursday, which could open the door for Tate to stake claim to goal-line carries. There's no telling how coach offensive coordinator Norv Turner will dole out work in Week 12 against the Packers, but McKinnon could be contained to all carries aside those near the end zone.By Rotowire.com
Tony Romo QB - DAL Romo (back) practiced fully Thursday, th...
Romo (back) practiced fully Thursday, the Cowboys' official site reports.
Impacts: After his routine maintenance day Wednesday, Romo was unhinged upon his return to drills, leaving a favorable matchup in his wake. Sunday's opponent, the Giants, previously yielded 279 yards and three touchdowns to the quarterback in Week 7.By Rotowire.com
Bobby Wagner LB - SEA Wagner (toe) practiced in full Thursday.
Wagner (toe) practiced in full Thursday.
Impacts: After such a sudden upgrade to full capacity in drills, Wagner seems poised to make his first appearance since Week 6. However, it's unclear how much work he'll take away from Brock Coyle (glute) at middle linebacker.By Rotowire.com
Miles Burris LB - OAK Burris (hip) is officially active for Th...
Burris (hip) is officially active for Thursday's game against the Chiefs.
Impacts: The 26-year-old currently ranks third on the team in tackles with 69 (46 solo), but hasn't really shown up anywhere else on the stat sheet, failing to record a sack, a forced fumble or an interception thus far. He practiced in full Wednesday despite the hip issue.By Rotowire.com
Travis Kelce TE - KC Kelce (ribs/shoulder) is listed as activ...
Kelce (ribs/shoulder) is listed as active for Thursday's game against the Raiders, ESPN's Adam Teicher reports.
Impacts: While Kelce could lose some snaps with fellow TE Anthony Fasano active, with wideouts Donnie Avery and A.J. Jenkins out Thursday, Kelce and WR Dwayne Bowe figure to be the Chiefs' best bets in the team's Week 12 passing attack.By Rotowire.com
Derek Carr QB - OAK Carr (quadriceps) is officially active f...
Carr (quadriceps) is officially active for Thursday's game against the Chiefs.
Impacts: Carr emerged from last Sunday's game with a bit of soreness in his quad, but the issue was never a serious threat to his Week 12 availability. Most will want to avoid the rookie quarterback, however, as he completed a season-low 47.1 percent of his passes against San Diego and will face a tough test Thursday in the Chiefs' top-ranked pass defense.By Rotowire.com
Khiry Robinson RB - NO Robinson (forearm) didn't participate in...
Robinson (forearm) didn't participate in practice Thursday, the Saints' official site reports.
Impacts: During the four-game absences of both Robinson and Pierre Thomas (rib/shoulder), Mark Ingram (shoulder) assumed full-time duty out of the Saints' backfield and held his own. While Thomas fit in a limited practice Thursday, the New Orleans Times-Picayune speculates that Robinson seems unlikely to play Monday against the Ravens. With such an ominous cloud hanging over his Week 12 availability, Robinson could very well be ruled out in advance of Monday's contest.By Rotowire.com
Pierre Thomas RB - NO Thomas (shoulder) was limited in practic...
Thomas (shoulder) was limited in practice Thursday, the Saints' official site reports.
Impacts: Thomas has been sidelined four consecutive games due to rib and shoulder injuries, but his return to drills points to his first game action since Week 7. When asked Thursday if he'll suit up Monday against the Ravens, he smiled and told the New Orleans Times-Picayune, "Who knows?" While his wry attitude can't be relied upon, the next two days of practice should give a good indication whether he'll make his presence felt in Week 12. However, Mark Ingram has assumed to top RB gig during Thomas' absence, which leaves the latter's potential somewhat untenable right off the bat.By Rotowire.com
Mark Ingram RB - NO Ingram (shoulder) practiced fully Thursd...
Ingram (shoulder) practiced fully Thursday, the Saints' official site reports.
Impacts: As the only viable running back for the Saints of late, Ingram has turned 104 carries into 459 yards and three touchdowns over the last four games. One the RBs absent during that span, Pierre Thomas (rib/shoulder), participated on a limited basis Thursday, implying that his return to action is nigh. Nevertheless, Ingram is the top dog in New Orleans until further notice.By Rotowire.com
Julian Edelman WR - NE Edelman (thigh) was limited at practice...
Edelman (thigh) was limited at practice Thursday, the Patriots' official site reports.
Impacts: We'll revisit Edelman's status Friday, but given that he played through his thigh injury, albeit en route to a season-low 35 snaps in Week 11, we'd expect the wideout to tough it out Sunday against the Lions.By Rotowire.com
Joique Bell RB - DET Bell (ankle) was a limited participant i...
Bell (ankle) was a limited participant in Thursday's practice, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports.
Impacts: Fellow back Reggie Bush continued his limited showings in drills, meaning Bell and Bush will likely work in their intended tandem out of the backfield Sunday in New England. Expect Bell to take on most of the carries, with Bush serving as a dual threat out of the Lions' backfield.By Rotowire.com
Calvin Johnson WR - DET Johnson (elbow) was limited in practice...
Johnson (elbow) was limited in practice Thursday, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports.
Impacts: Johnson's capped showing follows a missed practice Wednesday, leaving little worry as to his impending Week 12 availability. No matter, he has another stingy matchup on the docket against a Patriots defense that has contained wide receivers to seven touchdowns in 10 games this season.By Rotowire.com
Arian Foster RB - HOU Foster (groin) did not practice Thursday...
Foster (groin) did not practice Thursday, according to ESPN's Tania Ganguli.
Impacts: Foster practiced Wednesday in a limited fashion, so while coach Bill O'Brien indicated that the running back did not suffer any setbacks, the missed practice Thursday would seem to further bolster the notion that Foster is a true game-time decision for Sunday's game against the Bengals.By Rotowire.com
Alshon Jeffery WR - CHI Jeffery (hamstring) was limited in pract...
Jeffery (hamstring) was limited in practice Thursday, Rich Campbell of the Chicago Tribune reports.
Impacts: Both Jeffery and Brandon Marshall (ankle) made the leap from non-participant Wednesday to a capped showing just one day later. With a generous matchup on tap Sunday against the Buccaneers, who have given up 14 receiving touchdowns to wide receivers in 10 outings this season, Jeffery could very well reach the end zone for the third time in the last four contests.By Rotowire.com
Brandon Marshall WR - CHI Marshall (ankle) was a limited practice...
Marshall (ankle) was a limited practice participant Thursday, Rich Campbell of the Chicago Tribune reports.
Impacts: Thus, there was little worry regarding Marshall's missed practice Wednesday. He'll aim to achieve enough health to take advantage of an exploitable matchup Sunday against the Buccaneers, who have given up 14 receiving touchdowns to wide receivers in 10 outings this season.By Rotowire.com
Steven Jackson RB - ATL Jackson missed Thursday's practice due t...
Jackson missed Thursday's practice due to an illness, Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com reports.
Impacts: A bug is currently moving about the Falcons' roster, as Jackson joins Julio Jones on the injury report with an illness. Jackson has handled the bulk of the RB workload of late, notching 51 carries for 182 yards and two touchdowns over the last three contests. If he's unable to fend off the malady in time for Sunday's game against the Browns, rookie Davonta Freeman is the logical option to pick up carries in Jackson's stead.By Rotowire.com
Larry Fitzgerald WR - ARZ Fitzgerald (knee) didn't take part in pr...
Fitzgerald (knee) didn't take part in practice Thursday, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.
Impacts: Instead, Fitzgerald was working on the side during the portion of practice open to the media. In an ideal world, we'd prefer to see the wideout make an appearance in drills before the week concludes, but his veteran status excludes him from doing so. Expect his status for Sunday's game at Seattle to clear up by the release of Friday's injury report.By Rotowire.com
Julius Thomas TE - DEN Thomas (left ankle sprain) did not pract...
Thomas (left ankle sprain) did not practice again Thursday, ESPN's Jeff Legwold reports.
Impacts: Per the report, Thomas stretched with team Thursday, but at this stage what the tight end is able to do at Friday's practice figures to be pivotal with regard to his status for Sunday's game against the Dolphins, a 4:25 ET kickoff.By Rotowire.com
Troy Polamalu S - PIT Polamalu (knee) expects to return to act...
Polamalu (knee) expects to return to action after the Steelers' bye week, ESPN.com reports.
Impacts: Polamalu has missed the Steelers' last two games with a sprained knee, but he expects to play against the Saints on Nov. 30, noting Thursday that he believes if "the game was this weekend (he'd) be able to play."By Rotowire.com
Emmanuel Sanders WR - DEN Sanders (concussion) did not practice Th...
Sanders (concussion) did not practice Thursday, Mike Klis of the Denver Post reports.
Impacts: What, if anything, Sanders is able to do at practice Friday will be telling, but for the time being the wideout's status for Sunday's game against the Dolphins is cloudy. If Sanders is out or limited at all this weekend, the likes of Wes Welker, Andre Caldwell and perhaps rookie Cody Latimer could see added looks in the Broncos' Week 12 offense.By Rotowire.com
Adrian Peterson RB - MIN Peterson has officially appealed his sea...
Peterson has officially appealed his season-long suspension from the NFL for violating the league's personal-conduct policy, NFL.com reports. The NFL Player's Association has also asked that a neutral arbitrator oversee the process instead of commissioner Roger Goodell.
Impacts: Since Goodell has the authority to rule on the appeal, it seems all but certain Peterson's appeal will be denied. Peterson remains on the Commissioner's Exempt List while his appeal is heard and will get paid.By Rotowire.com
LeGarrette Blount RB - NE Blount's signing with the Patriots has b...
Blount's signing with the Patriots has been confirmed, Tom Curran of CSN New England reports.
Impacts: Per Aaron Wilson of the Baltimore Sun, Blount will receive a two-year deal that is heavy on incentives, giving him the opportunity to earn his keep. Jonas Gray proved in Week 11 with a four touchdown, 200-yard performance that he should still serve as the "power," back but look for Blount to spell him on occasion, with Shane Vereen also coming into play on passing downs.By Rotowire.com
Andre Ellington RB - ARZ Ellington (hip/foot) was a limited parti...
Ellington (hip/foot) was a limited participant in Wednesday's practice, Kent Somers of the Arizona Republic reports.
Impacts: Ellington finds himself on the Cardinals' injury report on a weekly basis due to a lingering foot issue, but a hip concern is a new development for the second-year running back. Although he may sustain limited showings in drills all week, expect him to be considered probable for Sunday's contest at Seattle upon the release of Friday's report.By Rotowire.com
Marshawn Lynch RB - SEA Lynch (back) didn't participate in pract...
Lynch (back) didn't participate in practice Wednesday, Liz Mathews of 710 ESPN Seattle reports.
Impacts: Lynch's back currently ails him, but he typically misses the first practice of the week anyway, so little worry currently hangs over the running back. Even if he misses practice Thursday, an appearance is likely Friday, which would forecast active status Sunday versus the Cardinals.By Rotowire.com
Bobby Wagner LB - SEA Wagner (toe) practiced in a limited fash...
Wagner (toe) practiced in a limited fashion Wednesday, ESPN's Liz Mathews reports.
Impacts: It looks like Wagner has a shot to play Sunday against the Cardinals, though coach Pete Carroll suggested that the linebacker could see limited snaps in such a scenario.By Rotowire.com
Jarius Wright WR - MIN Wright (hamstring) did not participate i...
Wright (hamstring) did not participate in practice Wednesday.
Impacts: Hamstring injuries can be tricky, so this doesn't look good for Wright's chances to play this Sunday against the Packers, meaning Cordarrelle Patterson and Greg Jennings (ribs) could receive additional targets. Jennings is dealing with an injury of his own, so the Vikings are banged up right now at the WR position.By Rotowire.com
Allen Hurns WR - JAC Hurns (concussion) does not appear on th...
Hurns (concussion) does not appear on the Jaguars' Wednesday practice participation/injury report, the team's official site reports.
Impacts: Hurns thus appears past his concussion and is on track to start at wideout for the Jaguars along with Cecil Shorts on Sunday against the Colts.By Rotowire.com
Philip Rivers QB - SD Rivers (chest) practiced fully Wednesday...
Rivers (chest) practiced fully Wednesday, the Chargers' official site reports.
Impacts: While Rivers' inclusion on the Chargers' Week 12 injury report confirms that he is dinged up in some fashion, his full participation presumably foreshadows a probable designation in advance of Sunday's game against the Rams.By Rotowire.com
Jordan Reed TE - WAS Reed (hamstring) didn't participate in p...
Reed (hamstring) didn't participate in practice Wednesday.
Impacts: Reed, who previously missed four games this season due to a strained left hamstring, strained his right hamstring in Sunday's loss to the Buccaneers. The severity of the current concern is unclear, but his listing on the final injury report of the week will ultimately forecast his availability Sunday at San Francisco. If Reed is unable to go this weekend, fellow TE Niles Paul would get a boost in value.By Rotowire.com
Ronnie Hillman RB - DEN Hillman (foot) did not practice Wednesda...
Hillman (foot) did not practice Wednesday, ESPN's Jeff Legwold reports.
Impacts: While not yet officially ruled out this week by the Broncos, the ESPN report suggests that Hillman could miss several additional weeks of action. With Montee Ball also sidelined, C.J. Anderson is in line to head the team's Week 12 backfield, with Juwan Thompson also in the mix.By Rotowire.com
Doug Martin RB - TB Martin (ankle) was limited in practice W...
Martin (ankle) was limited in practice Wednesday, the Buccaneers' official site reports.
Impacts: After practicing in a limited capacity to conclude last week, Martin still received inactive status for Sunday's eventual win at Washington. He seems resigned to building up his rep count in drills before he can play, especially due to healthy nature of the remaining running backs. No matter, continue to watch his status as the weekend approaches in case his first appearance since Week 8 comes to fruition.By Rotowire.com