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Matt Bryant K - ATL Bryant (quad) won't play Sunday against...
Bryant (quad) won't play Sunday against the Vikings.
Impacts: He'll be replaced this weekend by veteran kicker Shayne Graham, who joined the Falcons earlier this week after Bryant strained his quad Wednesday during practice.By Rotowire.com
Devonta Freeman RB - ATL Freeman (concussion) won't play Sunday...
Freeman (concussion) won't play Sunday against the Vikings.
Impacts: With Freeman unavailable this week, Tevin Coleman is in line to head the Falcons' Week 12 backfield, with Terron Ward also on hand to work in a complementary role.By Rotowire.com
Devonta Freeman RB - ATL Freeman (concussion) was unable to pract...
Freeman (concussion) was unable to practice Friday, Vaughn McClure of ESPN reports.
Impacts: Freeman now seems pretty iffy for Sunday's game against the Vikings as he remains under the league's concussion protocol and out of practice. Barring something unexpected, Tevin Coleman is in store for the lion's share of touches out of the backfield Sunday.By Rotowire.com
Tony Romo QB - DAL Romo will miss the remainder of the seas...
Romo will miss the remainder of the season after being diagnosed with a hairline fracture to his left clavicle Friday, Brandon George of The Dallas Morning News reports.
Impacts: Romo's clavicle won't actually require surgery but he'll still need to sit out the rest of the season after sustaining the break during Thursday's loss to the Panthers. Matt Cassel will seemingly take over from here on out as the Cowboys fade out of playoff contention after Romo's second left clavicle injury in just a matter of months.By Rotowire.com
Sammy Watkins WR - BUF Coach Rex Ryan says he'd like to see mor...
Coach Rex Ryan says he'd like to see more passes thrown Watkins' way, The Buffalo News reports. "We've got to find ways to get him the football," Ryan said this week, "because he is that talented and that's a challenge to our staff. Even our quarterback. Let's get Sammy Watkins involved more and regardless of what people play because he is such a talent."
Impacts: The ledger for Watkins receiving more looks now has Ryan, Watkins, Watkins' agent, and about seven million Bills fans on its side, but sometimes that's easier said than done. While the Bills have better offensive weapons this season, there's still a decent drop-off between Watkins and his fellow receivers. So he almost always sees the opponent's best cover man, or blanket coverage, or both. The team used Chris Hogan effectively for an entire game against the Patriots to combat this, so eventually Watkins might see not only more looks, but effective ones. Tyrod Taylor, as good as he's been, still struggles with his passes sometimes and his improvement in gaining more rapport with Watkins can only help boost the second year receiver's numbers.By Rotowire.com
Aaron Rodgers QB - GB Rodgers completed 22-of-43 passes for on...
Rodgers completed 22-of-43 passes for one touchdown and one interception in Green Bay's loss to the Bears on Thursday.
Impacts: Rodgers continued to struggle in a prime time game in Lambeau where one would normally expect him to put up impressive numbers. It was a rainy night in Green Bay, and the weather did lead to a number of drops from Packers receivers. Rodgers will look to get back on track when Green Bay travels to Detroit for another prime time game next Thursday.By Rotowire.com
Eddie Lacy RB - GB Lacy (ankle) looked like his old self Th...
Lacy (ankle) looked like his old self Thursday, rushing for a season-high 106 yards on 17 carries, and catching four passes for 34 yards and a touchdown in Thursday's loss to the Bears.
Impacts: Lacy followed up his breakthrough Week 11 performance with an even better Week 12 on Thursday. He came out of the gate scorching, including a 25-yard touchdown reception in the first quarter. It was his second consecutive 100-yard rushing game. Lacy appears to have found his stride late in the season. He has a favorable matchup next Thursday in Detroit, as the Packers will look for revenge against the Lions.By Rotowire.com
Tony Romo QB - DAL Romo (shoulder) will undergo an MRI on F...
Romo (shoulder) will undergo an MRI on Friday for his left clavicle injury after preliminary X-rays following Thursday's loss to the Panthers were inconclusive, ESPN's Ed Werder reports. However, a source close to the situation told Werder that Romo is "done for the season."
Impacts: Romo fell hard on his left shoulder when he was sacked to the ground at the end of the third quarter, and it seems to be a foregone conclusion that he suffered a fracture of the same clavicle for the second time this season. The Cowboys aren't expected to formally rule Romo out for the season until after the results of Friday's scans are read, but his fantasy owners should begin the process of assessing other options at the quarterback spot. Matt Cassel came on for Romo in the fourth quarter of Thursday's game and is expected to assume the starting job for the remainder of the season.By Rotowire.com
Tony Romo QB - DAL Romo was quickly ruled out from returnin...
Romo was quickly ruled out from returning to Thursday's game against the Panthers after team trainers diagnosed him with a left clavicle injury, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
Impacts: Romo suffered the injury when he fell on his shoulder after being sacked by the Panthers' Thomas Davis, and finishes the game with 11 completions on 21 attempts for 106 yards, no touchdowns, and three interceptions. The fact that the Cowboys are already specifying a particular bone as it pertains to Romo's injury isn't a good sign for the quarterback, who previously fractured the same clavicle in a Week 2 game against the Eagles and missed the next seven contests. He'll still undergo the necessary X-rays before another fracture is confirmed, but it's believed that another long absence is in store for Romo. The Cowboys were trailing 30-6 when Romo departed at the end of the third quarter and look poised to fall to 3-8, which would effectively quash their playoff hopes, especially if Romo ends up missing the remainder of the season. Matt Cassel replaced Romo in Thursday's game and will likely take over as the starting quarterback if Romo is indeed ruled out for the Week 13 matchup with Washington and beyond.By Rotowire.com
Alshon Jeffery WR - CHI Jeffery (groin/shoulder) is listed as a...
Jeffery (groin/shoulder) is listed as active for Thursday's game against the Packers.
Impacts: Jeffery returns to the mix after sitting out Week 11's game against the Broncos, and assuming no in-game setbacks we'd expect him to see his share of targets Thursday. Prior to a four-target mark recorded by the Bears' top wideout in Week 10, Jeffery racked up 53 looks over his first four outings of the season.By Rotowire.com
Matt Forte RB - CHI Forte (knee) is listed as active for Th...
Forte (knee) is listed as active for Thursday's game against the Packers.
Impacts: Forte is back in action after missing three games with an MCL sprain, but how heavily he will be used in his return remains to be seen. With that in mind, NFL Network's Ian Rapoport suggested earlier Thursday that Forte "is expected to be the starter -- mainly because of his veteran status -- but I am told he will be the starter in name only." Rapoport adds that some version of "a two-headed monster, two rotated backs" figures to be in play Thursday, with fellow RB Jeremy Langford, who impressed in Forte's absence, expected to remain a factor in the Bears' Week 12 backfield.By Rotowire.com
Tony Romo QB - DAL Romo left the Cowboys' Thanksgiving Day...
Romo left the Cowboys' Thanksgiving Day game against the Panthers as the third quarter expired after landing hard on his left shoulder, Brandon George of the Dallas Morning News reports.
Impacts: Romo was brought to the ground on a Thomas Davis sack and fell on the same shoulder in which he suffered a broken clavicle in Week 2, which sidelined him for seven games. With the Cowboys trailing 30-6 at the time of Romo's departure, he won't return to the game, and it seems plausible that he suffered another significant injury. There won't be official word on the exact nature of Romo's injury until he receives X-rays from team trainers, but as he was exiting the field, he seemed to be holding his arm in a manner that suggested he may have sustained another fracture. Prior to suffering the worrisome injury, Romo had been in the midst of a terrible day, completing 11-of-21 passes for 106 yards, no touchdowns, and three interceptions -- two of which were pick-sixes. Matt Cassel came on to replace Romo in the game and would be set to take back the starting job for the Week 13 matchup against Washington if Romo ends up being sidelined.By Rotowire.com
Thomas Rawls RB - SEA Rawls (knee) was listed as a full partic...
Rawls (knee) was listed as a full participant on Thursday's injury report, Curtis Crabtree of Sports Radio KJR reports.
Impacts: After a limited showing Wednesday, Rawls has all but cleared up whether or not he'll suit up Sunday against the Steelers, who have allowed 120.5 total yards per game but merely two touchdowns to running backs in 2015.By Rotowire.com
John Brown WR - ARZ Brown (hamstring) was listed as limited...
Brown (hamstring) was listed as limited on Thursday's injury report, Mike Jurecki of FOX Sports 910 Phoenix reports.
Impacts: Because head coach Bruce Arians wasn't available to the media, it's unclear if Brown's designation is merely an estimate, or if the Cardinals held practice. No matter, Brown appears to be building up to an appearance Sunday in San Francisco, which could clear up as the weekend draws near.By Rotowire.com
Darren McFadden RB - DAL McFadden (groin) is active for Thursday'...
McFadden (groin) is active for Thursday's contest against the Panthers, David Helman of the Cowboys' official site reports.
Impacts: McFadden is likely the safest play among the skill-position players in Dallas due to his immense workload. Expect him to surpass 20 touches for a sixth game in a row against a Carolina defense that has given up 120.5 total yards per outing to running backs this season.By Rotowire.com
Dez Bryant WR - DAL Bryant (foot/knee) is active for Thursda...
Bryant (foot/knee) is active for Thursday's game versus the Panthers, David Helman of the Cowboys' official site reports.
Impacts: Bryant continues to tend to lingering foot and knee injuries, but he'll brush them off for a third contest in a row. With the emerging Josh Norman likely lined up across from him, Bryant's modest volume may not yield the desired results, barring a visit to the end zone.By Rotowire.com
Tony Romo QB - DAL Romo (shoulder/back) is active for Thurs...
Romo (shoulder/back) is active for Thursday's game against the Panthers, David Helman of the Cowboys' official site reports.
Impacts: Romo will make his second start in a row following a seven-game absence due to a broken left clavicle. However, he'll have his work cut out for him against the Panthers' fifth-ranked scoring defense (19.1 points allowed per outing).By Rotowire.com
Jeremy Langford RB - CHI Langford is in line to work in tandem wi...
Langford is in line to work in tandem with Matt Forte (knee) during Thursday's contest at Green Bay, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
Impacts: While Forte figures to be the starter in his expected return, the Bears view Langford as "more explosive," which is certainly true in the passing game. On the season, Langford is averaging 15.1 yards per catch, with three receptions greater than 20 yards, but he boasts just 3.2 YPC on the ground. Expect his workload to be curtailed, though, as head coach John Fox switches between the pair throughout the contest.By Rotowire.com
Mark Sanchez QB - PHI Sanchez will start Thursday's game in De...
Sanchez will start Thursday's game in Detroit, Geoff Mosher of CSN Philadelphia reports.
Impacts: Earning his second start in a row for an inactive Sam Bradford (concussion/shoulder), Sanchez will direct the Eagles' offense against a Detroit defense that has given up multiple touchdown passes in six of 10 contests this season. However, in back-to-back appearances, Sanchez has completed 40 of 64 passes for 417 yards and two touchdowns versus four interceptions.By Rotowire.com
Sam Bradford QB - PHI Bradford (concussion/shoulder) is listed...
Bradford (concussion/shoulder) is listed as inactive Thursday at Detroit, Geoff Mosher of CSN Philadelphia reports.
Impacts: Although Bradford took part in a pregame warmup to test out his shoulder, he won't start and, in fact, not even suit up, missing his second consecutive contest. The Eagles will instead turn to Mark Sanchez under center.By Rotowire.com
Mark Sanchez QB - PHI The Eagles plan to start Sanchez at QB o...
The Eagles plan to start Sanchez at QB on Thursday against the Lions, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.
Impacts: Filling in for Sam Bradford (concussion, shoulder) in Week 11, Sanchez completed 26 of 41 passes for 261 yards, two touchdowns and three interceptions in a loss to the Bucs. On Thursday, Sanchez is slated to face a Lions team that is allowing an average of 250.5 passing yards per game overall, but is coming off two straight wins, by a combined tally of 36-29.By Rotowire.com
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