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Vincent Jackson WR - TB Jackson (hamstring) didn't practice Wedn...
Jackson (hamstring) didn't practice Wednesday.
Impacts: Jackson's bout with a hamstring concern continues, as he fit in very little activity in drills. In the last four games, he's been fairly consistent, though, posting at least 60 yards receiving in each one en route to 18 receptions (on 27 targets) for 371 yards and two touchdowns. Owners should monitor his progress through the injury as the weekend draws near.By Rotowire.com
Michael Crabtree WR - SF Crabtree (ankle) was limited in practice...
Crabtree (ankle) was limited in practice Wednesday.
Impacts: Crabtree has seen moderate use in his first two games of the season, recording six receptions (on 12 targets) for 108 yards. His eight targets Sunday against the Seahawks matched Anquan Boldin for the team-high, while Vernon Davis received just three. The trio figures to open things up for the others, but the likelihood of each being a hit-or-miss option increases with all three healthy. Meanwhile, because the ankle injury is a new one for Crabtree, keep a watchful eye on his practice participation as the weekend draws closer.By Rotowire.com
Adrian Peterson RB - MIN Neither Peterson (mid-foot sprain) or To...
Neither Peterson (mid-foot sprain) or Toby Gerhart were able to practice on Wednesday, ESPN.com reports.
Impacts: Meanwhile, coach Leslie Frazier indicated that both backs would likely sit out practice until Friday, with Frazier suggesting that he was more optimistic about Gerhart than Peterson at this stage. "If it seems to be a problem, we'll err on the side of caution with him for sure. So we'll see how he does," Frazier said of the still very iffy (for Week 15) Peterson on Wednesday.By Rotowire.com
Frank Gore RB - SF Gore (ankle) was a limited participant i...
Gore (ankle) was a limited participant in practice Wednesday.
Impacts: Gore once again lands on the injury report as a result of his ankle concern, which seemed to be bothering him near the end of the 49ers' win Sunday versus their primary rival, the Seahawks. Still, he reached the 100-yard threshold on the ground for the third time this season, carrying the rock 17 times for 110 yards, including a 51-yard dash that helped set up the game-winning field goal. As the weekend approaches, his status for Sunday's game in Tampa Bay should be clarified.By Rotowire.com
Marshawn Lynch RB - SEA Lynch (shoulder) didn't participate in p...
Lynch (shoulder) didn't participate in practice Wednesday.
Impacts: Previously, Lynch has missed practice, or had his reps capped, by knee, hip, and non-injury issues this season. The aforementioned concerns haven't stopped him from taking the field in all 13 of the Seahawks' tilts, including this past Sunday, when an 11-yard touchdown run marked his fifth touchdown in the last four contests. Expect Lynch to take the same route as always, culminating in active status Sunday at the Giants.By Rotowire.com
Lamar Miller RB - MIA Miller (concussion) practiced in full on...
Miller (concussion) practiced in full on Wednesday, the Dolphins' official site reports.
Impacts: Miller continues to trend in the right direction in advance of Sunday's game against the Patriots, though the re-emergence of Daniel Thomas suggests that the Dolphins could turn to a backfield committee in Week 15, assuming Miller avoids any setbacks.By Rotowire.com
John Carlson TE - MIN Carlson (concussion) did not practice We...
Carlson (concussion) did not practice Wednesday, ESPN's Ben Goessling reports.
Impacts: Carlson hasn't been cleared to resume practicing yet after suffering the head injury in Sunday's loss to the Ravens. It's uncertain at this point if he'll make enough progress to play this week, a scenario that would leave Chase Ford and Rhett Ellison as the Vikings' tight ends.By Rotowire.com
Rashad Jennings RB - OAK Jennings (concussion) practiced fully W...
Jennings (concussion) practiced fully Wednesday.
Impacts: Jennings remains on track to play Sunday against the Chiefs, barring any setbacks, which is more than can be said about teammate Darren McFadden, who continues to miss practice.By Rotowire.com
Jordan Reed TE - WAS Reed (concussion) didn't practice Wednes...
Reed (concussion) didn't practice Wednesday, Zac Boyer of the Washington Times reports.
Impacts: During Reed's concussion saga, he's missed two games, despite limited showings in practice prior to each one. Lingering headaches are to blame, and due to the league's awareness of the issue, he'll continue to sit until all symptoms have waned. In the meantime, Logan Paulsen has been the tight end of note in Washington, posting touchdowns in back-to-back outings.By Rotowire.com
Delanie Walker TE - TEN Walker (concussion) practiced fully Wed...
Walker (concussion) practiced fully Wednesday.
Impacts: Walker's full practice participation, coupled with the Titans' recent release of fellow tight end Visanthe Shiancoe, supports the notion put forth Monday by coach Mike Munchak that Walker is expected to return to action this weekend against a Cards' squad that has had trouble stopping tight ends this season. With his solid Sunday matchup in mind, Walker is worth snagging off the waiver wire if his inactive status in Week 14 led to him being let go in your league.By Rotowire.com
Carson Palmer QB - ARZ Palmer (elbow) was limited in Wednesday'...
Palmer (elbow) was limited in Wednesday's practice, Cardinals' official site reports.
Impacts: Palmer's sore elbow didn't hinder him too much in Week 13, as he displayed pin-point accuracy by completing 27-of-32 passes for 269 yards and one touchdown. In order to avoid aggravating the injury, he'll likely have his reps capped during the week, but barring any setbacks, he'll take the field Sunday at Tennessee.By Rotowire.com
Andre Ellington RB - ARZ Ellington (knee) was a limited practice...
Ellington (knee) was a limited practice participant Wednesday, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.
Impacts: Held out in Week 13 due to a knee injury, Ellington returned to the fold this past Sunday and found the end zone immediately among his 11 carries and two receptions. Until the ailment diminishes, he'll likely be held in check during drills in order to save him for game day. As the week rolls on, his status for Sunday's contest in Tennessee should receive clarification.By Rotowire.com
Lavon Brazill WR - IND Brazill (foot) did not practice Wednesd...
Brazill (foot) did not practice Wednesday.
Impacts: We'll track Brazill's status as the week rolls along, but so far there has been nothing to suggest that the wideout's status for Sunday's game against the Texans is in any peril.By Rotowire.com
Maurice Jones-Drew RB - JAC Jones-Drew (hamstring) will be listed as...
Jones-Drew (hamstring) will be listed as questionable this week and isn't expected to practice until Friday, the Jaguars' official site reports. "We've decided to wait until Friday to test (the hamstring) out," Jones-Drew indicated Wednesday.
Impacts: Jones-Drew -- who expressed cautious optimism Wednesday with regard to his Week 15 status -- added that he could even wait until Saturday to test out his balky hamstring. Either way, his status for Sunday's game against the Bills is uncertain at this stage, with Jordan Todman (shoulder, limited) and Denard Robinson next in line for carries in the event that MJD is out or limited this weekend.By Rotowire.com
Tony Gonzalez TE - ATL Gonzalez (toe) was limited in practice W...
Gonzalez (toe) was limited in practice Wednesday, Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com reports.
Impacts: Although he was missing during the media portion of drills, Gonzalez was able to fit in some activity, repeating his workload from a week ago. He's been active in all four games since suffering an injured toe, recording 18 receptions (on 28 targets) for 173 yards and two touchdowns. Owners should feel safe that he'll suit up again Sunday against the Redskins, barring a setback.By Rotowire.com
Cecil Shorts WR - JAC Shorts did not practice Wednesday due to...
Shorts did not practice Wednesday due to a groin injury, BuffaloBills.com reports.
Impacts: This has been nagging Shorts for weeks yet he's continued to play. That said, Shorts is usually practicing on a limited basis at this stage of the workweek, so even though there might not be cause for alarm just yet, we'll certainly check back on him Thursday and Friday.By Rotowire.com
Roddy White WR - ATL White (knee) practiced in a limited capa...
White (knee) practiced in a limited capacity Wednesday, Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com reports.
Impacts: White has avoided the injury report before each of the Falcons' three previous contests, totaling 20 receptions (on 26 targets) for 241 yards during that stretch. Because he was able to take part in some drills, his prospects for Sunday's game against the Redskins appear positive. However, owners should watch his practice participation as the weekend draws near.By Rotowire.com
Tavon Austin WR - STL Austin (ankle) didn't take part in pract...
Austin (ankle) didn't take part in practice Wednesday, Jim Thomas of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.
Impacts: Austin's speed was on display in Week 14, as he turned one of his two touches into a 56-yard run. However, he emerged from the contest with an injured ankle, the severity of which is unknown at this time. As the week goes on, owners should keep an eye on his progress, or lack thereof, in order to determine his availability for Sunday's game versus the Saints.By Rotowire.com
Percy Harvin WR - SEA Harvin (hip) won't participate in practi...
Harvin (hip) won't participate in practice Wednesday, John Boyle of the Everett Herald reports.
Impacts: In an attempt to relieve discomfort in his left hip, Harvin underwent a procedure two weeks ago that included a number of injections. There is no distinct timetable for a return, but because the Seahawks are in line for a lengthy playoff run, he'll likely have to exhibit full health before clearance is given.By Rotowire.com
Kirk Cousins QB - WAS Cousins worked with the Redskins' starti...
Cousins worked with the Redskins' starting offense during the media access portion of Wednesday's practice, the Washington Post reports.
Impacts: Meanwhile, previous starting quarterback Robert Griffin confirmed Wednesday that coach Mike Shanahan has decided to shut him down for the Redskins' last three games, which sets the stage for Cousins to continue to helm the team's offense down the stretch.By Rotowire.com
Wes Welker WR - DEN Welker (concussion) has been ruled out...
Welker (concussion) has been ruled out for Thursday's game against the Chargers.
Impacts: Welker's confirmed absence helps ensure that wideouts Demaryius Thomas and Eric Decker will see their share of Week 15 targets, while tight ends Julius Thomas and Jacob Tamme could also see added looks from QB Peyton Manning on Thursday.By Rotowire.com
Robert Griffin QB - WAS Griffin confirmed Wednesday that coach M...
Griffin confirmed Wednesday that coach Mike Shanahan has decided to shut him down for the last three games of the season, NFL.com reports.
Impacts: As a result, the Redskins plan to start Kirk Cousins at quarterback down the stretch. At 3-10, coach Mike Shanahan indicated that he elected shut down Griffin in order to make sure that the team's franchise QB is healthy heading into the offseason. Assuming no unexpected short-term developments, it looks like the next regular season action Griffin will see is in Week 1 of the 2014 campaign.By Rotowire.com
Michael Floyd WR - ARZ Floyd (ankle) won't participate in Wedne...
Floyd (ankle) won't participate in Wednesday's practice, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.
Impacts: Floyd's ailing ankle held him in check in Week 14, when he caught just two of five targets for 26 yards. As a result, Floyd will be absent from Wednesday's drills for a second consecutive week, but subsequent practice sessions will provide a better inkling of his availability Sunday at Tennessee.By Rotowire.com
Eddie Lacy RB - GB Lacy (ankle), who didn't practice Wednes...
Lacy (ankle), who didn't practice Wednesday, will continue his rehab Thursday, before attempting to practice Friday, Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com reports.
Impacts: An injured right ankle is keeping Lacy out of practice and seems to be threatening his Week 15 availability. Friday's injury report could shed some light on the situation, but owners may want to throw a speculative dart in James Starks' direction, if Lacy isn't able to take the field Sunday in Dallas.By Rotowire.com
Jay Cutler QB - CHI Cutler (ankle) will participate in Wedne...
Cutler (ankle) will participate in Wednesday's walkthrough practice, after which his status for Sunday's game at Cleveland will be determined and an announcement made Thursday, Rich Campbell of the Chicago Tribune reports.
Impacts: Cutler has received clearance to work at full speed, Michael C. Wright of ESPN Chicago reports, which should leave his owners optimistic for Week 15. The performance of Josh McCown in his stead has been remarkable, but coach Marc Trestman has stated time and again that Cutler is the Bears' starting quarterback, when healthy. Expect clarification surrounding Cutler's status to arrive Thursday.By Rotowire.com
Eddie Lacy RB - GB Lacy (ankle) didn't practice Wednesday b...
Lacy (ankle) didn't practice Wednesday but was seen rehabbing on the side, Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.
Impacts: Lacy was tending to the right ankle injury that he suffered in Week 14, which knocked him out for a portion of the Packers' win versus the Falcons. He finished with a workman-like 20 rushes for 65 yards and a one-yard touchdown, which he supplemented with three receptions for 25 yards. Considering the eventual workload, expect to see Lacy on the practice field before the week concludes.By Rotowire.com
Reggie Bush RB - DET Bush (calf) expects to suit up Monday ni...
Bush (calf) expects to suit up Monday night against the Ravens, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports.
Impacts: Bush, who sustained his calf injury in practice last week, relayed that prior to Week 14, he had never missed a game due to a muscle pull. Luckily, he has an extra day to rest up this week, but because the Lions won't take the practice field until Thursday, owners won't have a preliminary idea of his status before that point.By Rotowire.com
Toby Gerhart RB - MIN Gerhart (hamstring) is unlikely to pract...
Gerhart (hamstring) is unlikely to practice Wednesday. Coach Leslie Frazier said, "Adrian Peterson and Toby Gerhart probably won't practice today. Hoping to have them practice on Friday."
Impacts: Gerhart came out of Week 15 with a strained hamstring, an injury that Frazier didn't seem too concerned with Monday. His likely absence Wednesday could be a precautionary measure, especially since Gerhart would handle the bulk of the workload on game day due, if Peterson's mid-foot sprain eventually rules him out. Frazier is more optimistic about Gerhart's chances of suiting up Sunday versus the Eagles, but the running back situation is unlikely to receive clarity before the end of the week.By Rotowire.com
Adrian Peterson RB - MIN Peterson (foot) is unlikely to practice...
Peterson (foot) is unlikely to practice Wednesday. Coach Leslie Frazier said, "Adrian Peterson and Toby Gerhart probably won't practice today. Hoping to have them practice on Friday."
Impacts: Peterson was knocked out of Sunday's game in Baltimore with what was eventually deemed a mid-foot sprain, placing his status for Week 15 in question. Peterson would prefer to play through the injury, but the Vikings are seemingly leaning toward keeping him sidelined. Frazier's comments leave the door open for Peterson to show that he can take the field Sunday against the Eagles, but owners likely won't be aware of his availability until the end of the week. If he's deemed inactive, his backup, Toby Gerhart (hamstring), is also hobbled, which could place Matt Asiata into a starring role in a run-heavy scheme.By Rotowire.com
Matt Cassel QB - MIN Cassel will start at quarterback Sunday...
Cassel will start at quarterback Sunday against the Eagles.
Impacts: Despite receiving clearance from the concussion protocol Monday, Christian Ponder won't bump Cassel from his place as the Vikings' No. 1 signal caller. In each of the four games in which he's earned significant playing time this season, Cassel has racked up between 240 and 265 yards, while throwing at least one touchdown in each outing. His Week 15 matchup versus Philadelphia, who rank second-to-last in the league against the pass, could be fruitful as well.By Rotowire.com
Vincent Jackson WR - TB Jackson (undisclosed) was absent from th...
Jackson (undisclosed) was absent from the open portion of Wednesday's practice, Roy Cummings of the Tampa Tribune reports.
Impacts: Jackson has been dealing with a hamstring injury this month, but it didn't stop him from racking up three receptions for 70 yards and a 38-yard touchdown in Week 14. Currently, it's unclear what's keeping him off the practice field, but his ailment should become clear in the near future. As the week carries on, owners will want to keep a close eye on his status.By Rotowire.com
Kirk Cousins QB - WAS Cousins will start Sunday's game against...
Cousins will start Sunday's game against the Falcons, ESPN.com reports.
Impacts: Moreover, the report adds that previous starter Robert Griffin is expected to be inactive for Sunday's game, with Rex Grossman in line to serve as Cousins' Week 15 backup. While the situation is fluid, given that the move was made with an eye on keeping Griffin healthy for the offseason, Cousins will presumably remain the team's starter beyond Week 15. In any case, Cousins -- who takes on a Falcons' defense Sunday that has allowed a healthy 25 passing TDs to date -- merits attention in deeper formats this week, and of course from those who normally use Griffin in their fantasy lineups.By Rotowire.com
Robert Griffin QB - WAS Not only is Griffin unlikely to start Su...
Not only is Griffin unlikely to start Sunday, he is also expected to be inactive for the Redskins' matchup with the Falcons, Jeff Darlington of NFL.com reports.
Impacts: Darlington's report notes that Redskins players were informed that Rex Grossman will serve as the backup behind Kirk Cousins on Sunday, so though the Redskins have still not officially announced their plans, signs continue to point to him not playing in Week 15. It seems likely that head coach Mike Shanahan will address his quarterback situation and provide some clarification following Wednesday's practice.By Rotowire.com
Aaron Rodgers QB - GB The Packers are growing increasingly pes...
The Packers are growing increasingly pessimistic that Rodgers (collarbone) will be able to play in Sunday's game against the Cowboys, ESPN.com reports.
Impacts: The Packers have not given up all hope of Rodgers playing this week, but after he felt pain while working out last week, the team believes it is unlikely he will be cleared to play this week. While the next three days of practice figure to ultimately determine Rodgers' fate, as of now it appears Matt Flynn is the favorite to start in Week 15.By Rotowire.com
Kirk Cousins QB - WAS Cousins is expected to replace Robert Gr...
Cousins is expected to replace Robert Griffin as the Redskins' quarterback Sunday against the Falcons, ESPN.com reports.
Impacts: While the Redskins have yet to confirm such a move, coach Mike Shanahan hinted Monday that the 3-10 Redskins may shut Griffin down, with the quarterback's long-term health in mind. Expect confirmation of the move -- one way or the other -- later Wednesday, but Cousins is worth a speculative pickup in deeper formats, or by those who normally use Griffin in their lineups.By Rotowire.com
Robert Griffin QB - WAS Griffin's teammate, Kirk Cousins, is rep...
Griffin's teammate, Kirk Cousins, is reportedly in line to start at quarterback for the Redskins on Sunday against the Falcons, ESPN.com reports.
Impacts: With the Redskins 3-10, coach Mike Shanahan hinted Monday that the team may sit Griffin (who suffered a serious knee injury last January) for the last three games of the season, with an eye toward keeping the quarterback (who has been 24 sacked times in the past five games) healthy for the offseason. Such a move has yet to be confirmed by the Redskins officially, but we'd expect the team to clarify the situation later Wednesday, in any case.By Rotowire.com
Reggie Wayne WR - IND Wayne (knee) is aiming to be ready for t...
Wayne (knee) is aiming to be ready for the beginning of training camp next year, NFL.com reports.
Impacts: Wayne disappointingly saw his season end in Week 7, when he tore his ACL and meniscus while making a cut. The accomplished veteran underwent reconstructive knee surgery shortly after and, according to doctors, is now ahead of schedule in his recovery process. Wayne doesn't expect to participate in offseason team activities, but maintains that being ready for training camp is his goal at this point.By Rotowire.com
Brandon Jacobs RB - NYG Jacobs (knee) was placed on injured rese...
Jacobs (knee) was placed on injured reserve Tuesday, the New York Daily News reports.
Impacts: Jacobs has dealt with continual knee swelling for the better part of this season, but after being placed on IR, the bruising back will now be free to undergo a knee procedure he had been planning for this offseason. The veteran's career is nearing an end, but if he finds himself on a roster in 2014, Jacobs will be a sparingly-used short-yardage back.By Rotowire.com
Julius Thomas TE - DEN Thomas (knee) practiced in full for the...
Thomas (knee) practiced in full for the second straight day.
Impacts: After missing two games with a knee injury, Thomas returned to action Sunday against Tennessee and caught five passes for 35 yards and a touchdown. The fact that he's practiced Monday and Tuesday bodes well for owners, as all signs point to him being in the lineup Thursday against San Diego.By Rotowire.com
Eric Decker WR - DEN Decker (ribs) was a full participant in...
Decker (ribs) was a full participant in Tuesday's practice, the Broncos' official website reports.
Impacts: Decker was briefly sidelined after taking a hard shot to the ribs during Sunday's win over the Titans, but ultimately was able to return to the game without ceding any production. With 16 catches on 24 targets for 291 yards and five touchdowns in his last two games, Decker has been a gem during the critical fantasy playoff period. Decker's owners should be happy he survived Sunday's injury scare and feel optimistic about his chances of continuing his strong play, especially since Wes Welker (concussion) looks very doubtful to play this Thursday.By Rotowire.com