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Tom Crabtree TE - Crabtree was released by the Saints on S...
Edwin Baker RB - NO The Saints promoted Baker from their pra...
The Saints promoted Baker from their practice squad Saturday, NFL.com reports.
Impacts: Baker figures to be active Sunday against Green Bay, providing depth with both Khiry Robinson (forearm) and Pierre Thomas (shoulder) ruled out. The second-year back played in three games with the Browns last season, totaling 171 yards and two touchdowns on 43 carries while adding 57 yards on eight receptions.By Rotowire.com
Phillip Supernaw TE - BAL The Ravens promoted Supernaw from their...
The Ravens promoted Supernaw from their practice squad Saturday, the Baltimore Sun reports.
Impacts: Supernaw was among the Ravens' final cuts coming out of training camp, but he was promoted for the team's Week 4 matchup and will get another opportunity to play Sunday against Cincinnati, backing up Crockett Gilmore with Owen Daniels (knee) ruled out.By Rotowire.com
Brandon McGee CB - STL McGee (foot) was placed on injured reser...
McGee (foot) was placed on injured reserve Saturday, Jim Thomas of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.
Impacts: "Doesn't look good" were the ominous words from coach Jeff Fisher after McGee aggravated his foot injury in Week 8, and as it turns out, the second-year corner will indeed be forced to miss the rest of the season. McGee notched four tackles (three solo) in his two games this year, giving him 18 (14 solo) for his NFL career.By Rotowire.com
LaMarr Woodley LB - OAK Woodley (biceps) was placed on injured r...
Woodley (biceps) was placed on injured reserve Saturday, Vic Tafur of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
Impacts: Woodley's first season in Oakland will end with the 29-year-old having recorded a mere five tackles (three solo) and zero sacks in six games. He suffered a torn biceps in last Sunday's loss to Arizona and will be replaced on the active roster by Denico Autry.By Rotowire.com
D.J. Hayden CB - OAK Hayden (foot) was officially activated t...
Hayden (foot) was officially activated to the Raiders' 53-man roster Saturday, Vic Tafur of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
Impacts: Interim coach Tony Sparano indicated earlier in the week that Hayden had a chance to play against Cleveland, and it would seem he indeed showed enough in practice this week to warrant a return to action. The second-year corner figures to play a significant role right off the bat for Oakland, though he may very well be on a snap count in his first couple games back.By Rotowire.com
Phil Bates WR - SEA Bates signed with the Seahawks on Saturd...
Bates signed with the Seahawks on Saturday, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports.
Impacts: Bates was promoted from the practice squad in advance of Week 8, taking the spot of Derrick Coleman (foot). He figures to merely provide depth Sunday against Carolina and could be a roster casualty if the team needs to add help elsewhere next week.By Rotowire.com
Derrick Coleman FB - SEA Coleman (foot) was placed on injured res...
Coleman (foot) was placed on injured reserve Saturday, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports.
Impacts: Coleman broke his foot during pregame drills last Sunday, and while initial reports had him missing only 4-to-6 weeks, the team ultimately determined that he wouldn't be able to return to full strength before the end of December. Wide receiver Phil Bates was signed off the practice squad to take Coleman's spot on the roster.By Rotowire.com
Alfred Morris RB - WAS Morris (ankle) is probable for Monday's...
Morris (ankle) is probable for Monday's game against the Cowboys.
Impacts: Morris emerged from last Sunday's win over Tennessee with a bit of an ankle concern, but he was able to practice in full all week and should be fine to handle his normal workload against Dallas. Last season, Morris ran for 80-plus yards and a score in both games against the Cowboys, but the 25-year-old is averaging just 2.8 yards per carry in his last three contests.By Rotowire.com
Robert Griffin QB - WAS Griffin (ankle) is listed as questionabl...
Griffin (ankle) is listed as questionable for Monday's game against the Cowboys.
Impacts: Griffin was able to practice in a limited capacity throughout the week, suggesting a return on the horizon, though coach Jay Gruden reiterated Friday that the team is preparing as if Colt McCoy will start against Dallas. Meanwhile, Griffin stressed that he won't play until his dislocated ankle is completely healthy, so while there is a chance he could be a surprise omission from the team's inactive list Monday, most owners will likely want to play it safe and start their alternative in Week 8.By Rotowire.com
Chandler Jones DE - NE The Patriots fear Jones (hip) could miss...
The Patriots fear Jones (hip) could miss the rest of the regular season, the Boston Herald reports.
Impacts: Initial estimates had Jones missing "about a month" with the hip injury, but he's now expected to miss at least six weeks, with the worst-case scenario being he misses the rest of the 2014 campaign. Jones leads the team with 4.5 sacks this season and his 16 sacks since the start of 2013 rank as the eighth most in the league.By Rotowire.com
Calvin Johnson WR - DET Detroit Lions fans will have to wake up...
Detroit Lions fans will have to wake up at the crack of dawn to find out Calvin Johnson's status for Sunday's game versus the Atlanta Falcons. Battling a lingering high-ankle sprain, the star wide receiver is listed as "questionable" for Week 8 after a third consecutive limited practice. According to Tim Twentyman of the Lions' official website, Johnson "will truly be a game-time decision."
Impacts: If he's starting, fantasy owners will have to slot them into their lineups. But if Megatron can't go, expect another big game from Golden Tate against a weak Falcons' defense.
Reggie Wayne WR - IND ...
The Colts will march into Sunday minus the services of Reggie Wayne. Indianapolis might also be without running back Trent Richardson. Chuck Pagano told reporters on Friday that Wayne will miss the team's Week 8 meeting with the Steelers because of the elbow injury the veteran wideout sustained in last week's win over the Bengals.
Impacts: The Colts also listed Richardson as questionable after he missed Friday's session with a hamstring injury. If he isn't able to suit up Sunday, look for Indy to lean on Ahmad Bradshaw on the ground with backup Dan Herron also seeing snaps.
Pierre Thomas RB - NO ...
The banged-up backfield of the New Orleans Saints will be without both Pierre Thomas and Khiry Robinson for Sunday's critical battle with the Green Bay Packers. The team on Friday announced that Thomas will be sidelined by rib and shoulder injuries while Robinson's tweaked forearm will keep him from suiting up.
Impacts: The two runners have combined for 303 snaps from scrimmage and 463 of the team's 738 yards on the ground. In their absence, Mark Ingram and Travaris Cadet will carry the load.
A.J. Green WR - CIN ...
The Cincinnati Bengals are preparing for another Sunday without the services of A.J. Green. NFL Media's Albert Breer reported Saturday that the team doesn't expect the Pro Bowl wide receiver to play against the Baltimore Ravens because of his nagging toe injury, per a Bengals source.
Impacts: Breer was told that Green is battling ligament damage under his big toe. The Bengals want to be careful with the lingering injury, which has knocked the pass-catcher out of two straight games. It comes as little surprise after Green missed Friday's practice and was listed as doubtful for Sunday. Mohamed Sanu will likely see a high volume of targets in the passing game again in Week 8.
LeGarrette Blount RB - PIT Set to face the Colts on Sunday,...
Set to face the Colts on Sunday, Pittsburgh has stripped Archer of his kick returning duties in favor of hammer-dropping running back LeGarrette Blount. "Things didn't work out as well as they wanted before, so they switched it up," Blount said Friday, per The Associated Press."
Impacts: Archer's 17.9 yards per return rank dead last in the NFL among qualified players. His longest return of 23 yards is also the lowest on that list. Blount is no stranger to the role, having returned two kicks for the Steelers and 17 last season for the Patriots, sporting a healthy 29.1-yard average in New England with a long of 83 yards.
Gerald McCoy DT - TB McCoy has agreed to terms on a new seven...
McCoy has agreed to terms on a new seven-year extension with the Buccaneers, Jay Glazer of FOX Sports reports.
Impacts: The new deal will earn McCoy close to $100 million, making him the highest-paid defensive tackle in the NFL. McCoy, the third overall pick in the 2010 draft, has managed just two sacks through fives games this season, but he's made an impact with nine quarterback hurries. Further, he recorded 9.5 sacks and 50 tackles (35 solo) in 2013 en route to a second consecutive Pro Bowl selection.By Rotowire.com
A.J. Green WR - CIN Green (toe) is not expected to play Sund...
Green (toe) is not expected to play Sunday against the Ravens, NFL Network's Albert Breer reports.
Impacts: As his doubtful designation would suggest, Green is likely to sit for a third straight game due to the lingering toe injury after missing practice all week. Coach Marvin Lewis did relay that Green is making progress in his rehab work on the side, but the team will continue to take a cautious approach, so a Week 9 return can't be viewed as a lock.By Rotowire.com
Martellus Bennett TE - CHI ...
After scoring four touchdowns in his first three games, Bennett has gone without a touchdown in his last four contests which has severely limited his fantasy production.
Impacts: He historically has huge numbers in September and then seems to slip down the stat sheets. Adding to the woes for his fantasy owners, Bennett was limited in practice this week but you're still starting him for his scoring upside.
Alshon Jeffery WR - CHI ...
Jeffery actually has more catches (33) and yards (504) than Marshall so far this season and has been the more consistent fantasy wideout in Chicago even though he's only scored twice. But like Marshall, Jeffery suffered from Cutler's poor play in Week 7 against Miami and finished with just two catches for nine yards.
Impacts: You can't really bench him against the Patriots, but have to keep in mind that New England has been tough against opposing quarterbacks and in turn, receivers as well.
Brandon Marshall LB - DEN Although Marshall leads the Bears with f...
Although Marshall leads the Bears with five receiving touchdowns, he has been a huge disappointment this season from a fantasy perspective and has really only had one game worth bragging about. In case it wasn't yet clear to you by his statements after the game, last week's production was completely "unacceptable."
Impacts: Even worse is the fact that there's a good chance Marshall ends up on Revis Island in Week 8. But we're not sure if Revis will be on Marshall or Jeffery, so you have to start them both. Not like you'd bench them anyway, but just something to keep in mind.
Matt Forte RB - CHI ...
Heading into Week 8, Forte is the second-highest scoring running back in all of fantasy and leads the NFL in receptions (52). He's posted three straight games with 20 or more fantasy points and has racked up over 600 total yards and five total touchdowns over the last four weeks.
Impacts: Even when the Bears struggled in Week 7, Forte produced two touchdowns and over 100 yards. Quite simply, Forte is the stud you drafted him as and remains a centerpiece of fantasy lineups across the board.
Jay Cutler QB - CHI ...
Cutler had his worst outing of the season against Miami last week throwing for just 190 yards and one touchdown, and lost fantasy points with an interception and a lost fumble. He finished with 7.90 fantasy points for the game ... ouch.
Impacts: It doesn't get any easier in Week 8 for the Bears' signal caller as a matchup against the Patriots is far from ideal. But with all the drama surrounding Chicago this week after an embarrassing loss against the Dolphins,Cutler could bounce back nicely. Darrelle Revis can't cover all of the Bears wideouts at once.
Shonn Greene RB - TEN Greene was arrested Friday night on char...
Greene was arrested Friday night on charges of a handicap parking violation, driving on a revoked/suspended license, reckless driving and resisting stop/halt/frisk, the The Tennessean reports.
Impacts: After determining that Greene was the person involved in a handicap parking incident in Franklin, Tennessee on Friday night, local police contacted the Titans and Greene turned himself in a few hours later. Upon posting $2,000 bond, Greene was released Friday night. The Titans did not immediately provide comment on the situation.By Rotowire.com
Robert Griffin QB - WAS Although Griffin (ankle) was a limited p...
Although Griffin (ankle) was a limited practice participant Friday, Washington still plans to start Colt McCoy against Dallas on Monday, the Washington Post reports.
Impacts: Griffin's return is likely imminent regardless of whether McCoy plays well against Dallas on Monday, but for now it does appear that McCoy will at least get Monday's game for an extended audition. Unfortunately for Griffin owners and those looking to stream McCoy this week, the situation might not get conclusively settled until Monday.By Rotowire.com
Shamarko Thomas S - PIT Thomas (hamstring) has been ruled out fo...
Thomas (hamstring) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Colts, Scott Brown of ESPN reports.
Impacts: With Thomas and Ike Taylor out, the Steelers will be fairly short-handed in the secondary when they take on Andrew Luck. This is a result of a hamstring that will probably continue to nag Thomas for a while, as he had been limited in practice all week.By Rotowire.com
Ryan Shazier LB - PIT Shazier (knee) is listed as probable for...
Shazier (knee) is listed as probable for Sunday's game against the Colts, ESPN.com reports.
Impacts: Shazier missed the Steelers' last four games because of a sprained knee, but he appears poised to return to action Sunday, and should re-emerge as an option in IDP formats once he re-establishes his health.By Rotowire.com
John Brown WR - ARZ Brown (ankle) is probable for Sunday's g...
Brown (ankle) is probable for Sunday's game against Philadelphia.
Impacts: Brown's health isn't a major issue since he practiced all week, including a full practice Friday. Although he lacks the build of a prototypical outside wideout, his owners should hope he avoids Philadelphia slot corner Brandon Boykin and instead faces off against the likes of Cary Williams and Bradley Fletcher on Sunday. In any case, Brown is little more than a deep league consideration at the moment, as he's averaging just 6.0 yards per target so far this year.By Rotowire.com
Brian Cushing LB - HOU Cushing (knee) is questionable for Sunda...
Cushing (knee) is questionable for Sunday's game against the Titans, the Texans' official site reports.
Impacts: Cushing slots in as a game-day call, and even if he does play Sunday, it's possible that he will be limited, per the Houston Chronicle.By Rotowire.com
Andre Johnson WR - HOU Johnson (ankle) is probable for Sunday's...
Johnson (ankle) is probable for Sunday's game against the Titans, the Texans' official site reports.
Impacts: Johnson, who practiced fully Friday, figures to see his share of looks once again in Week 8, having combined for 21 targets over his last two outings.By Rotowire.com
Justin Tuck DE - OAK Tuck (knee) is listed as questionable fo...
Tuck (knee) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Browns.
Impacts: Tuck's ability to practice all week, albeit in a limited capacity, suggests a Week 8 return from the knee injury is realistic. The 31-year-old has recorded just one sack in five games, however, after notching 11 in his final year with the Giants.By Rotowire.com
Luke Willson TE - SEA Willson (groin) is probable for Sunday's...
Willson (groin) is probable for Sunday's game against Carolina.
Impacts: Willson saw third-string tight end Cooper Helfet have a nice game against St. Louis while Willson sat, but Willson should get a chance to take the lead once again while incumbent starter Zach Miller (ankle) sits. Willson is a relatively rare size/speed specimen who's worth monitoring, especially in deeper formats.By Rotowire.com
Byron Maxwell CB - SEA Maxwell (calf) is out for Sunday's game...
Maxwell (calf) is out for Sunday's game against Carolina.
Impacts: Maxwell was aiming to return to practice this week, but he wasn't quite able to make it. Hopefully his goal of returning to practice this week forecasts an ability to get back on the field following Sunday's game.By Rotowire.com
Vincent Jackson WR - TB Jackson (ribs) is questionable for Sunda...
Jackson (ribs) is questionable for Sunday's game against Minnesota, FOX Sports 1's Jenna Laine reports.
Impacts: Jackson is listed as questionable, but he managed to practice in a limited capacity each day this week. Considering he already played through the injury a week ago, it would generally be a surprise if he sat out against the Vikings. Luckily for Jackson's owners, the Buccaneers have an early kickoff.By Rotowire.com
Khiry Robinson RB - NO Robinson (forearm) is out for Sunday's g...
Robinson (forearm) is out for Sunday's game against Green Bay.
Impacts: With Robinson and Pierre Thomas (shoulder) both out, Mark Ingram and Travaris Cadet should both see reliable workloads Sunday, though Cadet's role might exclusively exist within the passing game. Robinson didn't practice at all this week, which makes his availability beyond Sunday a bit of a question mark.By Rotowire.com
Jimmy Graham TE - NO Graham (shoulder) is questionable for Su...
Graham (shoulder) is questionable for Sunday's game against Green Bay but "seems likely" to play after practicing all week in a limited capacity, ESPN NFL Nation's Mike Triplett reports.
Impacts: Graham is generally expected to play since he practiced all week and managed to play 30 snaps against Detroit a week ago. Although he might not be at full strength, Graham's owners in season-long leagues will probably struggle to find a better alternative in most cases. Graham is averaging a touchdown catch every 11.8 targets for his career, and he has averaged almost exactly nine targets per game going back to 2011.By Rotowire.com
Reggie Wayne WR - IND Wayne (elbow) observed Friday's practice...
Wayne (elbow) observed Friday's practice from the sideline, Kevin Bowen of the Colts' website reports.
Impacts: Wayne sat out Friday for the third straight day, which leaves his status for this week's matchup with the Steelers in question. Expect the Colts to provide an update on his status when they release their final injury report of the week Friday afternoon.By Rotowire.com
Julio Jones WR - ATL Jones (ankle) is listed as probable for...
Jones (ankle) is listed as probable for Sunday's game against the Falcons.
Impacts: The soreness in Jones' ankle continues to linger, but he is good to go this week after practicing fully Thursday and Friday. He has a tough matchup this week, however, squaring off against a Lions defense that ranks sixth in the league against the pass and has given up just seven passing touchdowns in seven games this season.By Rotowire.com
Reggie Bush RB - DET Bush (ankle) is listed as doubtful for S...
Bush (ankle) is listed as doubtful for Sunday's game against the Falcons, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports.
Impacts: Bush said Tuesday that he expected to play against Atlanta, but he was only able to sneak in a limited practice Wednesday before sitting out the next two days, so the Lions will almost certainly hold him out for the second time in three weeks. Joique Bell is in line to serve as the starting running back for the Lions in Week 8, and Theo Riddick should see extra work in Bush's absence.By Rotowire.com
Calvin Johnson WR - DET Johnson (ankle) is listed as questionabl...
Johnson (ankle) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Falcons, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports.
Impacts: Johnson was able to practice each day this week -- albeit on a limited basis -- so he could suit up for the first time since Week 5. A decision on his status may not come until just before game time, which could lead to an early Sunday wakeup for some fantasy owners, as the Lions are scheduled to kick off against the Falcons at 9:30 AM Eastern.By Rotowire.com