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Ryan Shazier LB - PIT Shazier (ankle) is questionable for Sund...
Shazier (ankle) is questionable for Sunday's game against the Saints, ESPN reports.
Impacts: Shazier missed the previous two games with an ankle injury he suffered against the Ravens on Nov. 2, but was a full participant in practice Friday. He was also a full participant Wednesday, but was downgraded to a limited participant Thursday, likely leading to his questionable designation. The fact that he got in two full sessions should make him a lean towards playing Sunday.By Rotowire.com
Ike Taylor CB - PIT Taylor (arm) is probable for Sunday's ga...
Taylor (arm) is probable for Sunday's game against the Saints, ESPN reports.
Impacts: Taylor has been sidelined since Sep. 21 after breaking his forearm against the Panthers. He was a full participant in practice all week, however, indicating he will more than likely return to the field Sunday.By Rotowire.com
Troy Polamalu S - PIT Polamalu is listed as probable for Sunda...
Polamalu is listed as probable for Sunday's game against the Saints, ESPN reports.
Impacts: Polamalu' absence is listed as not injury related, and he was a full participant at practice Friday. The report likely indicates that he will play in a big matchup against the Saints.By Rotowire.com
Ryan Mathews RB - SD Mathews (shoulder) practiced fully all w...
Mathews (shoulder) practiced fully all week and is probable for Sunday's game against the Ravens, the Chargers' official site reports.
Impacts: Mathews is thus on track to make his third start since returning from an MCL injury and barring any injury setbacks, he's in line to head the Chargers' Week 13 rushing attack after recording 105 yards on 12 carries against the Rams last weekend.By Rotowire.com
Carlos Rogers CB - OAK Rogers (knee) remains sidelined, the Ra...
Rogers (knee) remains sidelined, the Raiders' official site reports.
Impacts: Rogers will miss his fifth game in a row Sunday against the Rams and with the Raiders 1-10, there no need for the team to rush the veteran CB back into their lineup.By Rotowire.com
Dexter McCluster RB - TEN McCluster (concussion) is listed as prob...
McCluster (concussion) is listed as probable for Sunday's game against the Texans, the Tennessean reports.
Impacts: With limited touches in the Titans' offense these days, McCluster's fantasy utility is restricted to deeper PPR formats.By Rotowire.com
Michael Griffin S - TEN Griffin (shoulder) is listed as question...
Griffin (shoulder) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Texans, the Tennessean reports.
Impacts: Griffin returned to practice Friday after missing the previous two days, and indicated that there's no doubt he'll play Sunday. His IDP owners are still advised to verify his status in advance of Sunday's 1:00 ET kickoff, however.By Rotowire.com
Andre Branch DE - JAC Branch (groin) is on track to play Sunda...
Branch (groin) is on track to play Sunday against the Giants, the Florida Times-Union reports.
Impacts: Prior to being sidelined by a groin injury, Branch recorded three sacks, two forced fumbles and 13 tackles in seven games for the Jags, so once he re-proves his health, the DE could re-enter the IDP equation in deeper formats.By Rotowire.com
Odell Beckham WR - NYG Contrary to a previous report from the G...
Contrary to a previous report from the Giants' official site, Beckham (back) remained on the injury report Friday with a probable designation, the New York Daily News reports.
Impacts: Although there's a slight distinction between being entirely removed from the injury report and listed as a probable designation, it doesn't change Beckham's fantasy situation. His availability isn't in question, his matchup is favorable, and he's the only good wide receiver currently active for the Giants.By Rotowire.com
Charles Clay TE - MIA Clay (hamstring/knee) did not practice F...
Clay (hamstring/knee) did not practice Friday, the Dolphins' official site reports.
Impacts: Clay practiced on a limited basis Thursday, so what he is able to do at Saturday's workout will be telling with regard to his chances of suiting up Monday night against the Jets.By Rotowire.com
Mike Wallace WR - MIA Wallace (chest) was limited at practice...
Wallace (chest) was limited at practice again Friday, the Dolphins' official site reports.
Impacts: We'll revisit Wallace's status Saturday, once the Dolphins release their injury report for Monday's game against the Jets, but so far we haven't heard anything to the effect that the wideout's Week 13 status is in peril. For his part, Wallace expects to play Monday, a notion that would be supported by an official probable designation.By Rotowire.com
Julius Thomas TE - DEN Thomas (left ankle sprain) is listed as...
Thomas (left ankle sprain) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against Kansas City after practicing in a limited fashion again on Friday, per the Chiefs' official site.
Impacts: Meanwhile, ESPN.com relays that coach John Fox noted after practice that Thomas (who was inactive last week) looked "much better" this Friday than he did last Friday. That said, the tight end's Week 13 status may not be confirmed until Sunday, with such a scenario problematic for fantasy owners, given the Broncos' 8:30 ET kickoff.By Rotowire.com
Latavius Murray RB - OAK Murray (concussion) has been ruled out f...
Murray (concussion) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Rams, csnbayarea.com reports.
Impacts: With Murray having yet to gain full clearance under the NFL's concussion protocol, per sfgate.com, the running back was held out of Friday's practice. At 1-10, the Raiders have little incentive to rush Murray back, though when he is cleared to play, his strong showing in Week 12 should lead to an expanded role in the Oakland offense. In the meantime, look for the Raiders to roll with a rushing combo of Darren McFadden, Marcel Reece and Maurice Jones-Drew, with neither option a high-percentage Week 13 play.By Rotowire.com
Matt Asiata RB - MIN Asiata (concussion) is probable for Sund...
Asiata (concussion) is probable for Sunday's game against Carolina.
Impacts: Asiata practiced all week, including full practices Thursday and Friday, so he's ready to go for Sunday. With Jerick McKinnon (back) likely out, the Vikings figure to lean on some uncertain combination of Asiata, Ben Tate and Joe Banyard against the Panthers, though there's not much information regarding how that distribution of work might occur. As the incumbent starter following Adrian Peterson's absence, Asiata definitely has the seniority advantage. Tate is conventionally regarded as the more talented player, but he has very little experience in the Minnesota system after the Vikings claimed him off waivers just Wednesday of last week.By Rotowire.com
Brandon LaFell WR - NE LaFell (shoulder) is one of eight player...
LaFell (shoulder) is one of eight players listed as questionable by the Patriots for Sunday's game against the Packers, the team's official site reports.
Impacts: We'd expect LaFell to suit up this weekend, though his status is of course worth verifying as Sunday's 4:25 ET kickoff approaches. Over the last four games, LaFell has seen double-digit targets three times, including 12 last Sunday, which led to nine catches for 98 yards.By Rotowire.com
Larry Fitzgerald WR - ARZ Fitzgerald (knee) is a game-time decisio...
Fitzgerald (knee) is a game-time decision for Sunday's game against Atlanta after logging a limited practice Friday.
Impacts: Fitzgerald declared himself "highly likely" to play as recently as Thursday, but this development indicates that Fitzgerald may have been a little too self-sure when he made the statement. Still, a limited showing Friday is better than nothing, so it seems like he'll make a sincere effort to play Sunday once kickoff nears. Unfortunately for Fitzgerald's owners, the Cardinals don't kick off until 4:05 ET.By Rotowire.com
Jerick McKinnon RB - MIN McKinnon (back) said he will not play Su...
McKinnon (back) said he will not play Sunday against Carolina, the Minneapolis Star Tribune's Matt Vensel reports.
Impacts: With McKinnon out, it's not clear how the Vikings will distribute playing time at running back. It will likely be a committee between Ben Tate, Matt Asiata and Joe Banyard.By Rotowire.com
Jadeveon Clowney LB - HOU Clowney's knee swelled up on him after l...
Clowney's knee swelled up on him after last week's game against Cincinnati and he indicated his chances of playing this week are "slim right now," the Houston Chronicle reports. The rookie linebacker hasn't practiced all week as the team prepares to play Tennessee in Week 13.
Impacts: Clowney started last week against the Bengals and played 60 percent of the team's defensive snaps, his most playing time in any game this season.By Rotowire.com
Arian Foster RB - HOU Foster (groin) practiced in a limited fa...
Foster (groin) practiced in a limited fashion Thursday, the Houston Chronicle reports. "He was out there today, and he's moving around pretty well," head coach Bill O'Brien said.
Impacts: O'Brien, who is calling Foster day-to-day heading into Sunday's 1:00 pm ET kickoff against the Titans, said he feels good about the star running back's health right now.By Rotowire.com
Michael Crabtree WR - SF Crabtree injured his knee on the second...
Crabtree injured his knee on the second play of Thursday's game against the Seahawks but was able to return, CSN's Matt Maiocco reports.
Impacts: The extent of Crabtree's injury is uncertain, but with him returning to the game, and the 49ers off until next Sunday, it seems there is a good chance he will avoid missing any further action. He didn't do much for fantasy owners Thursday, catching three passes for 10 yards in a game dominated by the Seahawks.By Rotowire.com
LeSean McCoy RB - PHI McCoy ran 25 times for a season-high 159...
McCoy ran 25 times for a season-high 159 yards and a touchdown in Thursday's victory over the Cowboys.
Impacts: McCoy gashed the Cowboys for a couple long runs and tallied his fourth 100-yard game of the season. He has had his share of struggles this season, but he is getting hot just when fantasy owners really need him, running for 289 yards and two touchdowns over the last two weeks.By Rotowire.com
Calvin Johnson WR - DET Johnson (ankle) caught a season-high 11...
Johnson (ankle) caught a season-high 11 passes on 16 targets for 146 yards and two TDs in Thursday's 34-17 win over the Bears, becoming the fastest player in NFL history to reach 10,000 career receiving yards, ESPN.com reports.
Impacts: With added rest/prep time in advance of Week 14's game against the Bucs thanks to the Lions' current short week, Johnson approaches the team's December slate looking healthy and poised to produce for his fantasy owners down the stretch.By Rotowire.com
Nick Foles QB - PHI Foles will undergo a CT scan on his left...
Foles will undergo a CT scan on his left collarbone Friday, the Philadelphia Daily News reports.
Impacts: The procedure will reveal the current level of health surrounding Foles' healing collarbone. With each passing day, the tenderness in the region is subsiding, and strength increasing, but his recovery timetable is unlikely to change from the previously known 6-to-8 week range.By Rotowire.com
Tony Romo QB - DAL Romo (back) is active for Thursday's gam...
Romo (back) is active for Thursday's game against the Eagles, Todd Archer of ESPN Dallas reports.
Impacts: Romo has accumulated a 6-1 Thanksgiving day record en route to 165-of-248 passing for 2,033 yards with 18 touchdowns versus six interceptions. Because the Eagles have given up two-plus touchdown passes in all but one game in 2014, he's a great bet to uphold the aforementioned standard.By Rotowire.com
Larry Fitzgerald WR - ARZ Fitzgerald said Thursday that he's progr...
Fitzgerald said Thursday that he's progressing through his sprained MCL and hopes to take the field Sunday in Atlanta, but such a decision is up to the training staff, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.
Impacts: During Thursday's practice, Fitzgerald worked on the side with trainers, but we're still awaiting an appearance on the field, which would indicate active status is possible. While his status for Sunday's game in Atlanta remains up in the air, Friday's injury report could clarify his availability, one way or the other.By Rotowire.com
Dwayne Allen TE - IND Allen (ankle) did not practice Thursday,...
Allen (ankle) did not practice Thursday, Kevin Bowen of the Colts' official site reports.
Impacts: The Colts have been calling Allen day-to-day, but he'll presumably need to practice in some capacity Friday in order to have a chance to suit up Sunday against Washington.By Rotowire.com
Matt Asiata RB - MIN Asiata (concussion) was a full practice...
Asiata (concussion) was a full practice participant Thursday, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.
Impacts: One day removed from ditching the concussion protocol, Asiata received an upgrade in practice participation from limited to full, all but assuring his presence out of the Vikings' backfield Sunday against the Panthers. Meanwhile, Jerick McKinnon remained sidelined due to a lower back injury, leaving the door open for Asiata to pick up more work than expected in Week 13. However, Friday's injury report will give the final word on the RB pecking order entering the weekend.By Rotowire.com
Latavius Murray RB - OAK Murray (concussion) was present for Thur...
Murray (concussion) was present for Thursday's practice, Jerry McDonald of the Oakland Tribune reports.
Impacts: Murray was listed as a limited practice participant Wednesday, and while his continued participation Thursday is a positive indicator, it is unclear at this stage whether or not the running back has cleared the final stage of the NFL's concussion protocol.By Rotowire.com
Julius Thomas TE - DEN Thomas (left ankle sprain) was able to d...
Thomas (left ankle sprain) was able to do some individual drills on Thursday, ESPN's Jeff Legwold reports.
Impacts: While that's a step in the right direction, we'll have to see how the Broncos officially classify Thomas' Thursday practice participation level. We'll continue to monitor the tight end's status, though keep in mind that the Broncos are playing Sunday night, so hopefully there will be added clarity with regard to Thomas' Week 13 status in advance of the first wave of NFL kickoffs Sunday.By Rotowire.com
Charles Clay TE - MIA Clay (hamstring/knee) was limited at pra...
Clay (hamstring/knee) was limited at practice Thursday, Andrew Abramson of the Palm Beach Post reports.
Impacts: Clay's presence Thursday -- albeit in a limited capacity -- bodes well for his Week 13 status, but if he ends up listed as questionable on Saturday, the Dolphins' Monday kickoff against the Jets would make the tight end a risky lineup roll this week.By Rotowire.com
Roddy White WR - ATL Coach Mike Smith expects White (ankle) t...
Coach Mike Smith expects White (ankle) to return to practice Friday and suit up Sunday versus the Cardinals, Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com reports.
Impacts: After such a comment from his coach, White's absences this week appear to be the result of a precautionary measure more than anything. Nonetheless, his situation should receive clarity upon the release of Friday's injury report.By Rotowire.com
Larry Fitzgerald WR - ARZ Fitzgerald (knee) worked on the side dur...
Fitzgerald (knee) worked on the side during the open portion of Thursday's practice, Kent Somers of the Arizona Republic reports.
Impacts: As he recovers from a Grade 2 MCL sprain, Fitzgerald will be contained to work with the Cardinals' training staff. There's no telling when he'll receive clearance to take part in drills, but Friday's injury report will set the tone for his Week 13 availability, or lack thereof.By Rotowire.com
Arian Foster RB - HOU Coach Bill O'Brien indicated Thursday th...
Coach Bill O'Brien indicated Thursday that he expects Foster (groin) to play Sunday against the Titans, according to ESPN's Tania Ganguli.
Impacts: That said, O'Brien is still referring to the running back as day-to-day, so while Foster's Week 13 status appears promising at this stage, his availability will still need to be monitored as Sunday's 1:00 ET kickoff approaches.By Rotowire.com
Nick Foles QB - PHI While Foles has yet to be scheduled for...
While Foles has yet to be scheduled for a follow-up exam on his collarbone injury, the Philadelphia Inquirer suggests that is likely to occur next week.
Impacts: At that point, we'll hope to get a clearer picture with regard to Foles' potential return date, but the report suggests that a best-case scenario is that the the QB could be available for the Eagles' Week 16 game against Washington. In any case, for the time being Foles' return is not imminent and Mark Sanchez will continue to start at QB for the Eagles in the meantime.By Rotowire.com
Reggie Bush RB - DET Reggie Bush is inactive against the Bear...
Reggie Bush is inactive against the Bears today. It will be the third consecutive game he's missed.
Impacts: Joique Bell and Theo Riddick should handle the workload out of the Lions backfield. Bush is falling off the fantasy radar quickly.
Brandon Marshall WR - CHI Marshall (ankle) is listed as active Thu...
Marshall (ankle) is listed as active Thursday at Detroit, Michael C. Wright of ESPN Chicago reports.
Impacts: As expected, Marshall is available against a Lions pass defense that has allowed 10.6 YPC but three touchdown receptions to wide receivers over the last three contests.By Rotowire.com
Reggie Bush RB - DET Bush (ankle/back) is inactive for Thursd...
Bush (ankle/back) is inactive for Thursday's game against the Bears, the Lions' official site reports.
Impacts: With Bush missing his third straight game due to a sore ankle, Joique Bell will head the Lions' Week 13 backfield, with Theo Riddick set to work in a complementary role on Thursday.By Rotowire.com
Matt Asiata RB - MIN Asiata was limited in practice Wednesday...
Asiata was limited in practice Wednesday, after receiving clearance from the league's concussion protocol, Matt Vensel of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.
Impacts: The Vikings will understandably ease Asiata into drills in order to avoid a setback, and a cap could hold throughout the week. If he gets the all clear for Sunday's game versus the Panthers, he would likely supplant Joe Banyard as the goal-line back, which could be fruitful against a defense that has given up 14 touchdowns in 11 outings this season.By Rotowire.com
Jerick McKinnon RB - MIN McKinnon (back) missed Wednesday's pract...
McKinnon (back) missed Wednesday's practice, the Vikings' official site reports.
Impacts: McKinnon is entering his third week with a lower back injury, which will continue to be managed via rest during practice. In the previous two games, he's tallied 23 rushes for 92 yards and seven receptions (on 10 targets) for 29 yards. If he upholds past weeks and takes the field Sunday, he'll attempt to break a Panthers run defense that has been more stingy over the last four contests, surrendering 3.1 YPC but four rushing touchdowns to running backs.By Rotowire.com
Jordan Reed TE - WAS Reed (hamstring) was a limited participa...
Reed (hamstring) was a limited participant in practice Wednesday, Washington's official site reports.
Impacts: In his first appearance on the field since Week 11, Reed's activity level was predictably capped. No matter, according to Chris Russell of ESPN 980 Washington, the tight end intends to suit up Sunday at Indianapolis, which could very well be confirmed on the final injury report of the week.By Rotowire.com