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Chris Johnson RB - ARZ Johnson (knee) was limited at Wednesday'...
Johnson (knee) was limited at Wednesday's practice, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.
Impacts: Johnson is tending to a knee injury at the moment, and his YPC in a given game has topped out at 3.63 over the last three contests (and four of the past five). Still, he's averaged 21 carries per outing during that stretch, meaning capped reps in practice could be strategic in order to get him in a better state of health. Nonetheless, interested parties should watch his activity level as the week continues to learn if he'll be hindered Sunday at San Francisco.By Rotowire.com
John Brown WR - ARZ Brown (hamstring) didn't take part in We...
Brown (hamstring) didn't take part in Wednesday's practice, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.
Impacts: After struggling through a hamstring injury for a few weeks, Brown was able to handle a healthy share of the offensive snaps (53 of 61) in Sunday's win, during which he recorded his first catch since Week 7 in a 43-yard, one-touchdown performance against the Bengals. Wednesday's absence from practice may just be a precautionary measure, and while he may return to practice Thursday, his progress as the week unfolds will reveal whether owners should begin to worry about his Week 12 availability.By Rotowire.com
Michael Floyd WR - ARZ Floyd (hamstring) was limited in practic...
Floyd (hamstring) was limited in practice Wednesday, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.
Impacts: The appearance at practice marks Floyd's first since sustaining a hamstring injury in Week 10. While an uninhibited showing before week's end would clear up any doubt about his odds of suiting up Sunday at San Francisco, the Cardinals are more apt to make him a game-time call. In particular, head coach Bruce Arians mentioned Monday that Floyd must "open up and go" in order to play in Week 12.By Rotowire.com
Larry Fitzgerald WR - ARZ Fitzgerald (ankle) was a limited practic...
Fitzgerald (ankle) was a limited practice participant Wednesday, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.
Impacts: If Fitzgerald replicates last week's practice schedule, he'll follow Wednesday's cap in reps with a full showing Thursday, which will pave the way for active status in Week 12 at San Francisco. With a 90-yard effort this past Sunday against the Bengals, he's reached that threshold in six of 10 games this season and will look to do it again against a 49ers pass defense that ranks 27th in the NFL.By Rotowire.com
Mark Ingram RB - NO Ingram was limited in practice Wednesday...
Ingram was limited in practice Wednesday due to a shoulder injury, the Saints' official site reports.
Impacts: Ingram has so far avoided the injury report to this point in the season, but a brief absence during a Week 10 loss in Washington may have a culprit. No matter, he was able brush off the shoulder concern and fit in individual drills Wednesday, setting a precedent for this week. Expect his status to receive clarification upon the release of Friday's injury report.By Rotowire.com
Leonard Hankerson WR - ATL Hankerson (hamstring) was a non-particip...
Hankerson (hamstring) was a non-participant at Wednesday's practice, Ban Goessling of ESPN.com reports.
Impacts: Active Sunday for the first time since Week 7, Hankerson's hamstring issue likely contributed to a reduced snap count -- 43 of the 75 on offense -- but he still reeled in four of seven targets for 36 yards. His lack of activity Wednesday may have been a precaution, but if absences continue to add up this week, owners wouldn't be blamed for worrying about the wideout's availability for Sunday's game against the Vikings.By Rotowire.com
Austin Seferian-Jenkins TE - TB Seferian-Jenkins (shoulder) has yet to b...
Seferian-Jenkins (shoulder) has yet to be cleared for full contact, Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Impacts: To no one's surprise, Seferian-Jenkins was again limited at Wednesday's practice, according to Jenna Laine of Sports Talk 1040. At this rate, there's no telling when Seferian-Jenkins may return to the field, but the Buccaneers will continue to rely on Luke Stocker, Brandon Myers, and Cameron Brate at tight end for the foreseeable future.By Rotowire.com
Doug Baldwin WR - SEA Head coach Pete Carroll said Wednesday t...
Head coach Pete Carroll said Wednesday that Baldwin (ankle) will play Sunday against the Steelers.
Impacts: Baldwin's minor ankle injury may impact his practice participation this week, but Carroll isn't worried about the availability of his No. 1 receiver once game day arrives. While Pittsburgh is coming off a bye week, the defense has been touched up by wide receivers this season, allowing 191.9 receiving yards per game and nine touchdowns to wideouts to date.By Rotowire.com
Calvin Johnson WR - DET Johnson (ankle) is listed as questionabl...
Johnson (ankle) is listed as questionable for Thursday's game against the Eagles, Tim Twentyman of the Lions' official site reports.
Impacts: Despite the designation, Johnson is expected to suit up for the Lions' traditional appearance on Thanksgiving. He has an exploitable matchup on tap versus a Philadelphia secondary that has been torched all season, including 13.1 YPC and seven touchdowns allowed over the last three contests.By Rotowire.com
Davante Adams WR - GB Adams (ankle) is listed as probable for...
Adams (ankle) is listed as probable for Thursday's game versus the Bears, Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com reports.
Impacts: After back-to-back limited practices to begin the week, Adams was unhinged in drills Wednesday, signaling that he's ready to roll in Week 12. However, he'll face a Chicago secondary that has tightened up over the last four games, surrendering 12.8 YPC and three touchdowns to wide receivers.By Rotowire.com
Eddie Lacy RB - GB Lacy (ankle) is listed as probable for T...
Lacy (ankle) is listed as probable for Thursday's game against the Bears, Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com reports.
Impacts: Lacy's second-half surge was delayed, likely due to a series of ankle and groin concerns, but he's finally imitated the running back that spurred his selection in the first few picks of fantasy drafts this summer. He'll attempt to replicate Sunday's 100-yard performance against a Chicago defense that has allowed running backs to romp for 4.5 YPC and six total touchdowns in 2015.By Rotowire.com
Alshon Jeffery WR - CHI Jeffery (groin/shoulder) is listed as qu...
Jeffery (groin/shoulder) is listed as questionable for Thursday's contest at Green Bay.
Impacts: On Tuesday, Jeffery indicated his hope that he'll return from a one-game absence, but the Bears didn't tip their hand this week, as he turned in limited practices each day. Expect the team's training staff to test out his injuries in a pregame workout, at which point a decision will come down with the release of their inactive list.By Rotowire.com
Marshawn Lynch RB - SEA Lynch underwent sports hernia surgery We...
Lynch underwent sports hernia surgery Wednesday and will be out three to four weeks, the Seattle Times reports.
Impacts: Coach Pete Carroll didn't rule out that Lynch could be done for the season, but he said doctors were "very optimistic" that they fixed the issue and that Lynch can return quickly. Thomas Rawls will start while Lynch is out.By Rotowire.com
Matt Forte RB - CHI Forte (knee) is listed as questionable f...
Forte (knee) is listed as questionable for Thursday's game in Green Bay.
Impacts: Forte is expected to be a part of the Bears' offense Thursday for the first time since Week 8, but head coach John Fox hasn't indicated how he'll be used. With Jeremy Langford faring well in his absence, Forte may have a situational role versus anything sustainable, making him a difficult option to trust in his return.By Rotowire.com
Martellus Bennett TE - CHI Bennett (ribs) was ruled out for Thursda...
Bennett (ribs) was ruled out for Thursday's game at Green Bay.
Impacts: Bennett turned in a limited practice Tuesday, likely in order to test out his injured ribs, but the Bears will opt for caution and rest the tight end on a short week. In his stead, Zach Miller should have an ample workload, which could expand further if Alshon Jeffery (groin/shoulder) and Matt Forte (knee) are eventually ruled out.By Rotowire.com
Darren McFadden RB - DAL McFadden (groin) is listed as probable f...
McFadden (groin) is listed as probable for Thursday's contest against the Panthers.
Impacts: Since taking over the No. 1 RB role in Dallas in Week 7, McFadden has recorded three 100-yard rushing performances in five games, while receiving between 20 and 32 touches in each outing. Given such a massive workload, he should be able to produce against a staunch Carolina defense that has conceded 120.5 total yards per game and seven touchdowns to running backs in 2015.By Rotowire.com
Dez Bryant WR - DAL Bryant (foot/knee) is listed as probable...
Bryant (foot/knee) is listed as probable for Thursday's game versus the Panthers.
Impacts: Bryant has been playing with a balky foot and knee the past two contests, but the return of Tony Romo on Sunday helped the wide receiver tally his second touchdown of the season. While he'll aim to keep up the pace, Bryant may find difficulty achieving that end against a Carolina defense that has allowed just 6.5 YPT and seven total touchdowns to WR this season.By Rotowire.com
Tony Romo QB - DAL Romo (back/shoulder) is listed as probab...
Romo (back/shoulder) is listed as probable for Thursday's game against the Panthers.
Impacts: Following his normal practice routine, Romo took part in drills the past two days, even logging a full showing Wednesday. Thus, he's set to take on a Carolina defense that has allowed eight total passing touchdowns to quarterbacks not named Aaron Rodgers this season.By Rotowire.com
Carlos Hyde RB - SF Hyde (foot) won't participate in Wednesd...
Hyde (foot) won't participate in Wednesday's practice, Cam Inman of the San Jose Mercury News reports.
Impacts: With each passing week and no practice participation, there's no telling when Hyde may be able to return from the stress fracture in his left foot. The sinking 49ers also have little reason to trot him out there until he's completely healthy, which will keep Shaun Draughn at the top of the RB pecking order. In back-to-back starts, Draughn has managed 28 carries for 95 yards and 12 receptions (on 16 targets) for 78 yards.By Rotowire.com
Alfred Morris RB - WAS Morris (rib) practiced fully Wednesday,...
Morris (rib) practiced fully Wednesday, Tarik El-Bashir of CSN Mid-Atlantic reports.
Impacts: In Week 10, Morris suffered a rib injury but played through the pain, totaling 15 rushes for 92 yards and three receptions for 14 yards. He attempted to do the same Sunday at Carolina, but his early aggravation resulted in no production whatsoever. Head coach Jay Gruden confirmed the nature of the ailment Wednesday, calling it a bruised rib, with no fractures or cartilage damage, according to Brian McNally of 106.7 the Fan DC. As a result, Morris' availability for Sunday's game versus the Giants isn't really in question, but his workload could be curtailed if he's unable to handle the discomfort.By Rotowire.com
Marshawn Lynch RB - SEA According to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport...
According to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, Lynch underwent sports hernia surgery Wednesday morning.
Impacts: While the Seahawks have yet to confirm the reported procedure, Rapoport suggests that the "hope is for (a) late December" return for Lynch. Look for the team to address the running back's situation later Wednesday, though for now it looks safe to assume that Thomas Rawls will have an opportunity to head the Seahawks' ground game in the coming weeks.By Rotowire.com
Sam Bradford QB - PHI Bradford (shoulder) is listed as questio...
Bradford (shoulder) is listed as questionable for Thursday's contest in Detroit.
Impacts: Bradford was knocked out of the Eagles' Week 10 tilt against the Dolphins with a concussion and AC joint sprain, the former of which didn't allow him to step foot on the practice field until Monday. He was able to build up to a full practice Wednesday, which wasn't a walk-through, according to Zach Berman of the Philadelphia Inquirer. Progressing to that point would seem to suggest that Bradford may be able to start, but both Ian Rapoport of NFL Network and Les Bowen of the Philadelphia Daily News speculated that he'll likely serve as Mark Sanchez's backup. Nevertheless, head coach Chip Kelly has an interesting decision to make in advance of Thursday's 4:30 PM ET kickoff.By Rotowire.com
Zach Ertz TE - PHI Ertz (concussion) has been ruled out for...
Ertz (concussion) has been ruled out for Thursday's contest at Detroit.
Impacts: With only three days to recover from a concussion suffered Sunday versus the Buccaneers, Ertz was able to progress to a limited showing in Wednesday's practice, according to Zach Berman of the Philadelphia Inquirer. However, Ertz was unable to complete all phases of the league's protocol for head injuries. His next opportunity to suit up arrives on Dec. 6 in New England.By Rotowire.com
Ryan Mathews RB - PHI Mathews (concussion) has been ruled out...
Mathews (concussion) has been ruled out for Thursday's game in Detroit.
Impacts: Mathews has made little progress in his quest through the concussion protocol, leaving the Eagles to trust in DeMarco Murray, Darren Sproles, and, to a lesser extent, Kenjon Barner out of the backfield. His next chance to take the field arrives on Dec. 6 at New England.By Rotowire.com
Ted Ginn WR - CAR Ginn (knee) is listed as probable for Th...
Ginn (knee) is listed as probable for Thursday's game at Dallas, David Newton of ESPN.com reports.
Impacts: Ginn emerged from Week 11 with a knee injury, but it was revealed to be slight due to his ability to practice in full both Tuesday and Wednesday. He currently ranks second among Panthers receivers with 66 targets, which could translate to success against a Dallas secondary that has allowed 15.5 YPC and two touchdowns to wideouts over the last three contests.By Rotowire.com
Devonta Freeman RB - ATL Freeman won't take part in practice Wedn...
Freeman won't take part in practice Wednesday, as he remains in the first phase of the concussion protocol.
Impacts: Head coach Dan Quinn relayed Monday that Freeman had already received clearance to attend meetings, but Wednesday's development indicates otherwise. As the week progresses, the Falcons will tread carefully with their star running back due to the murky nature of concussions. While Freeman's availability could come down to a game-time call, the team kicks off at 1 PM ET on Sunday, affording his owners a chance to make necessary adjustments. If he's unable to play, Tevin Coleman will head Atlanta's backfield.By Rotowire.com
Marshawn Lynch RB - SEA Lynch (abdomen) is expected to miss at l...
Lynch (abdomen) is expected to miss at least four weeks, Mike Garafolo of FOX Sports reports.
Impacts: The Seahawks have yet to confirm, but this backs up a prior report from ESPN's Adam Schefter which indicated Lynch would be out multiple weeks. Lynch saw a sports hernia specialist Tuesday, and it seems the decision was made to get him under the knife as soon as possible in hopes of getting him back strong in late December. In the meantime, Thomas Rawls will shoulder the load for Seattle.By Rotowire.com
Peyton Manning QB - DEN Manning (plantar fascia tear) will miss...
Manning (plantar fascia tear) will miss at least the next two weeks, the Broncos announced Tuesday.
Impacts: He had a consultation Monday with foot and ankle specialist Dr. Robert Anderson, and his foot will be in a walking cast for at least a week. According to this latest news, the soonest Manning could be back under center would be Dec. 13 at home against the Raiders, although coach Gary Kubiak was non-committal about whether Manning would be the team's starting quarterback when he is medically cleared to play. Brock Osweiler will start again Sunday against the Patriots, and the team is expected to work out former Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder on Wednesday in an effort to add depth.By Rotowire.com
Alshon Jeffery WR - CHI Jeffery (groin/shoulder) hopes that he'l...
Jeffery (groin/shoulder) hopes that he'll be able to play Thursday in Green Bay, the Chicago Tribune reports. "I definitely do want to be out there," he said. "At the same time, if the training staff sees how I feel and I don't feel too well, I won't be out there. If I'm feeling well, I'll play."
Impacts: When laid out in such a manner, the decision is seemingly a simple one. However, Jeffery has been sidelined for five of the Bears' 10 contests this season due to a variety of ailments, and team trainers clearly would prefer that he avoids an aggravation of either his groin or shoulder. To achieve that end, he's been limited in drills this week, with Wednesday's injury report set to provide the final word on his Week 12 availability. Another absence would likely place Marquess Wilson in a prominent position in the passing attack.By Rotowire.com
Matt Forte RB - CHI Forte (knee) will return from a three-ga...
Forte (knee) will return from a three-game absence Thursday at Green Bay, the Chicago Tribune reports.
Impacts: Forte was limited in two of three practices last week, yet he still logged his third DNP in a row as a result of a sprained MCL in his right knee. He was then listed as limited following Monday's walkthrough, which he replicated in a full session Tuesday, but the Bears didn't need another practice to make the call on Forte. On Thursday, he'll contend with Jeremy Langford for touches, though the veteran may be contained to certain packages in order to avoid a setback in his first game action since Week 8.By Rotowire.com
Danny Amendola WR - NE Amendola has been diagnosed with a sprai...
Amendola has been diagnosed with a sprained knee and is considered week-to-week, CSN New England reports.
Impacts: Following an MRI on Tuesday, Amendola's knee injury has been confirmed as a sprain, which is expected to limit his practice reps. He'll likely reside in the trainer's room most of the week to receive treatment, with occasional dalliances in drills to determine how his knee responds to activity. If he doesn't make the requisite progress, the potential exists for Amendola to miss a game, but he isn't expected to log extended time on the sidelines.By Rotowire.com
Tony Romo QB - DAL Romo (shoulder/back) was a limited parti...
Romo (shoulder/back) was a limited participant at Tuesday's practice.
Impacts: Romo reportedly had a couple of other minor concerns even before returning from his major clavicle injury for Sunday's game against the Dolphins. No matter, he turned in an effective outing and is in no real danger of missing a Thanksgiving game against the tough Carolina defense. Romo is reportedly at risk of re-breaking his clavicle, but he didn't appear hesitant in his return.By Rotowire.com
Dez Bryant WR - DAL Bryant (foot) was a limited participant...
Bryant (foot) was a limited participant at Tuesday's practice.
Impacts: Bryant came out of Sunday's win over the Dolphins without any setbacks, and while he may be a bit banged up, he doesn't seem to be in any danger of missing Thursday's game against the Panthers. Bryant will likely spend much of his afternoon matched up against star cornerback Josh Norman, though the Cowboys may be able to avoid the matchup at times by moving their superstar wideout to the slot.By Rotowire.com
Darren McFadden RB - DAL McFadden (groin) was a limited participa...
McFadden (groin) was a limited participant at Tuesday's practice.
Impacts: McFadden didn't seem to aggravate his injury during Sunday's win over the Dolphins, finishing with 129 yards on 29 carries and 20 yards on three receptions. Assuming he practices in some capacity Wednesday, he should be fine to handle his usual massive workload in Thursday's game against a tough Carolina defense.By Rotowire.com
Davante Adams WR - GB Adams (ankle) remained limited at practi...
Adams (ankle) remained limited at practice Tuesday, Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com reports.
Impacts: Adams struggled with the ankle injury during Sunday's win over the Vikings, yet he still managed to play the vast majority of offensive snaps, finishing with three catches for 36 yards on three targets. It was one of his more efficient showings this season, but owners were likely disappointed, after Adams piled up a ridiculous 32 targets over the previous two games. He's clearly a big part of the Green Bay passing game when healthy, but the two-week target total was extremely inflated by game context, with the Packers trailing by multiple scores for the majority of both contests. Thursday's game is unlikely to play out in similar fashion, as the Packers bounced back against the Vikings on Sunday and will now face an injury-marred Bears team that is 4-6. Furthermore, it's expected to be windy and rainy in Green Bay on Thursday. Even if he's active and able to handle his usual snap count, Adams could be a major disappointment in Week 12.By Rotowire.com
Eddie Lacy RB - GB Lacy (ankle) was a full participant at T...
Lacy (ankle) was a full participant at Tuesday's practice, Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.
Impacts: Lacy has been hampered by lower-body injuries throughout the season, with his ankle(s) arguably being the most consistent concern. However, there's no indication that the current issue is serious, and he just had his first 100-yard game of the year in Sunday's win over the Vikings. Having seemingly reclaimed the lead-back role, Lacy could be in for a busy Thanksgiving against the Bears, particularly if the current weather forecast holds up. It isn't supposed to be too cold by Wisconsin standards, but the forecast does call for precipitation (likely rain) in addition to above-average wind. On a less optimistic note, there is some chance James Starks will end up getting most of the touches if Lacy struggles early.By Rotowire.com
Antrel Rolle S - CHI Rolle (knee) is not expected to play in...
Rolle (knee) is not expected to play in Thursday's game against the Packers, ESPN.com reports.
Impacts: Rolle missed Sunday's game against the Broncos after injuring his knee during Saturday's walkthrough. Chris Prosinski figures to start for a second straight week, following a six-tackle, one-sack showing Sunday afternoon. He's a better IDP option than rookie free safety Adrian Amos, who has just 39 tackles this season despite starting every game.By Rotowire.com
Calvin Johnson WR - DET Johnson (ankle) was limited at Tuesday's...
Johnson (ankle) was limited at Tuesday's practice, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports.
Impacts: Even if he's limited again at Wednesday's practice, Johnson should be fine for Thursday's game against the Eagles. There's been no report of any setbacks from Sunday's win over the Raiders, and Johnson has grown accustomed to playing at a high level while nicked up. He should enjoy the matchup with a declining Philadelphia defense.By Rotowire.com
Josh McCown QB - CLE McCown (ribs) will start Monday's game a...
McCown (ribs) will start Monday's game against the Ravens, with Johnny Manziel demoted to third on the depth chart, NFL Network's James Palmer reports.
Impacts: Manziel is getting demoted because he was photographed at a bar in Austin during the Browns' bye week. It's not entirely clear that the demotion will last all season, but at the very least, McCown makes for a nice streaming option against a Baltimore defense that he picked apart for 457 passing yards back in Week 5. There should be further updates regarding Cleveland's quarterback situation in the coming days.By Rotowire.com
Johnny Manziel QB - CLE Manziel has been demoted to third on the...
Manziel has been demoted to third on the depth chart, NFL Network's James Palmer reports.
Impacts: Manziel had a promising performance in Week 10 against the Steelers, but Cleveland brass clearly isn't pleased that he was photographed at a bar in Austin during the bye week. The team's statement does mention that Manziel has otherwise met expectations this season, noting that his improvement since last year has been "tremendous." It won't be too surprising if Manziel gets another shot this season, but Josh McCown will be the starter for Monday's game against the Ravens. Further updates should be available by the end of the week, potentially shedding light on whether the Browns might allow Manziel to play again this season.By Rotowire.com