|1.||Calvin questionable, Bush doubtful
||(FFToday) Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson took part in his third straight practice today, but when he walked off of the field, he made no promises about his status for Sunday's game against the Atlanta Falcons (9:30 a.m., Fox).
"I'm getting right," he said. "Trying to get right." Lions running back Reggie Bush is doubtful for Sunday because of an ankle injury he aggravated in last weekend's win over the New Orleans Saints.||less than a minute||
||(RotoWire) Cook (hamstring) was placed on injured reserve Saturday, ESPN's Adam Caplan reports. Analysis: Inked to a one-year deal in March, Cook saw limited action in the secondary for San Francisco, with the majority of his playing time coming on special teams. The 27-year-old Cook recorded just six solo tackles in six games this season, and for his career (40 games), he has just one sack and zero interceptions.||less than a minute|
|3.||Patriots | Chandler Jones out for the year?
||(KFFL) New England Patriots DE Chandler Jones (hip) could be done for the season with a hip injury he suffered in Week 7. Jones will reportedly miss at least six weeks.||less than a minute|
||(RotoWire) McCoy has agreed to terms on a new seven-year extension with the Buccaneers, Jay Glazer of FOX Sports reports. Analysis: 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.||less than a minute|
||(RotoWire) Green (toe) is not expected to play Sunday against the Ravens, NFL Network's Albert Breer reports. Analysis: 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.||less than a minute|
||(RotoWire) Hayden (foot) is expected to be activated for Sunday's game against the Browns, NFL.com reports. Analysis: A corresponding move to activate Hayden from the PUP list is believed to be forthcoming. Hayden has started just two games since being selected as a first-round pick by the Raiders in 2013.||less than a minute|
|7.||Buccaneers | Gerald McCoy receives new deal
||(KFFL) Tampa Bay Buccaneers DT Gerald McCoy has agreed to terms with the team on a seven-year contract extension worth close to $100 million.||less than a minute|
|8.||Seahawks | Will have two new returners
||(KFFL) Seattle Seahawks WR Doug Baldwin will be the kick returner in Week 8, while WR Paul Richardson will be the punt returner. Baldwin and Richardson will replace WR Bryan Walters (concussion), who has been ruled out for the game.||less than a minute|
||(RotoWire) 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. Analysis: 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 immediate provide comment on the situation.||less than a minute|
|10.||Dolphins | Jason Trusnik could start
||(KFFL) Miami Dolphins LB Jason Trusnik could start at middle linebacker in Week 8 if LB Koa Misi (ankle) is not able to play.||less than a minute|
|11.||Bills | Marcus Easley to work out before Week 8
||(KFFL) Buffalo Bills WR Marcus Easley (knee) will work out before the team's Week 8 game to see if he will be able to play, according to head coach Doug Marrone. Easley is listed as questionable because of a knee injury.||less than a minute|
|12.||Jaguars | Peyton Thompson added to roster
||(KFFL) The Jacksonville Jaguars signed practice squad CB Peyton Thompson to their active roster Saturday, Oct. 25. Terms of the contract were not disclosed. The team also waived WR Tavarres King.||less than a minute|
|13.||Cardinals | Calais Campbell a game-time decision
||(KFFL) Arizona Cardinals DE Calais Campbell (knee) likely will be a game-time decision for Week 8, according to head coach Bruce Arians. Campbell said his knee felt good during practice and hopes to play.||less than a minute|
|14.||Bengals | A.J. Green unlikely to play
||(KFFL) Cincinnati Bengals WR A.J. Green (toe) is not expected to play in Week 8, because he has ligament damage under his toe. The team wants to be careful with him since the injury has lingered.||less than a minute|
||(RotoWire) Zuerlein (illness) missed Friday's practice but is listed as probably for Sunday's game against Kansas City, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports. Analysis: Zuerlein hasn't received many opportunities the last three games, hitting only one field goal and missing another. There are likely better kicking options available to you on Sunday, at least until he starts getting more field goal chances.||less than a minute|
||(RotoWire) Roberson will likely get a lot more playing time Sunday due to a banged-up St. Louis secondary, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports. Analysis: Roberson saw a little time in relief of Janoris Jenkins last Sunday and played well. While the Chiefs' passing game isn't overly threatening, Roberson will still need to be on his toes for what may be his first NFL start.||less than a minute|
||(RotoWire) McGee (foot) re-aggravated his foot injury this week and is out for Sunday's game against Kansas City, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports. Analysis: Coach Jeff Fisher said the injury "doesn't look good," which certainly is not a good sign. With Trumaine Johnson and Janoris Jenkins also ailing, the Rams' secondary is struggling to even keep enough defensive backs on the field.||less than a minute|
|18.||Titans | Shonn Greene arrested
||(KFFL) Tennessee Titans RB Shonn Greene was arrested Friday, Oct. 24, and charged with a handicap parking violation, driving on a revoked/suspended license, reckless driving and resisting stop/halt/frisk.||less than a minute|
|19.||Cowboys | Demarcus Lawrence has target date
||(KFFL) Dallas Cowboys DE Demarcus Lawrence (foot) hopes to be able to play in the team's Week 9 game, according to head coach Jason Garrett.||less than a minute|
|20.||Cowboys | Anthony Spencer to practice
||(KFFL) Dallas Cowboys DE Anthony Spencer (knee) will participate in practice Saturday, Oct. 25.||less than a minute|
|21.||Steelers | Ryan Shazier should play
||(KFFL) Pittsburgh Steelers LB Ryan Shazier (knee) should be able to play in Week 8, but it is not known if he will start at inside linebacker. Shazier and LB Sean Spence shared reps with the starting defense during practice Friday, Oct. 24.||less than a minute|
|22.||Steelers | LeGarrette Blount to return kicks
||(KFFL) Pittsburgh Steelers RB LeGarrette Blount will replace RB Dri Archer as the team's kick returner.||less than a minute|
|23.||Chargers | Jahleel Addae has concussion
||(KFFL) San Diego Chargers SS Jahleel Addae (concussion) suffered a concussion in the team's Week 8 game.||2 hours|
|24.||Lions | Josh Bynes probable
||(KFFL) Detroit Lions LB Josh Bynes (teeth) is probable for the team's Week 8 game.||2 hours|
|25.||Garrett expects Lawrence back Week 9
||(Rotoworld) Cowboys coach Jason Garrett said rookie RE Demarcus Lawrence (foot, I.R./recall) should be activated for the team's Week 9 tilt with Arizona. Analysis: Lawrence began practicing last week, and has reportedly "looked really good" in workouts. He will be asked to bolster a pass-rushing unit that has only notched seven sacks this season.||2 hours|
|26.||A.J. Green (toe) not expected to play We...
||(Rotoworld) The NFL Network's Albert Breer reports A.J. Green (toe) is unlikely to play against the Ravens Week 8. Analysis: Green did not practice all week and is listed as doubtful. Breer reports Green is dealing with "lingering" ligament damage under his big toe, and he expects the Bengals to be careful with the injury. Green should be viewed as questionable for Week 9.||2 hours|
|27.||Jaguars waive WR King, add CB Thompson
||(Rotoworld) Jaguars waived WR Tavarres King. Analysis: A 2013 fifth-round pick, King has now been released by three teams in two seasons. King's combination of size and speed will likely land him on someone's practice squad. The Jaguars signed CB Peyton Thompson in a corresponding move. Thompson will serve as insurance in case Dwayne Gratz (hip) cannot play.||2 hours|
|28.||Shonn Greene arrested on Friday night
||(Rotoworld) Titans RB Shonn Greene was arrested for fleeing the scene of a parking incident on Friday night. Analysis: Greene was parked in a handicap parking space in Franklin, Tennessee on Friday evening. When a parking enforcement officer tried to issue Greene a ticket, he got into his car, maneuvered around the officer's vehicle and left the scene. Greene was charged with a handicap parking violation, driving on a revoked/suspended license, reckless driving and resisting stop/halt/frisk. Green turned himself in Friday night after learning there was a warrant out for his arrest, and was releas... (More)||3 hours|
||(RotoWire) Gordy will likely have a more limited role Sunday against Pittsburgh with Darius Butler probable to return with an ankle injury Analysis: Gordy played well as Indy's nickelback with Gordy out, so it's possible the two could split playing time. However, more likely Gordy sees a sharp reduction in snaps.||3 hours|
||(RotoWire) Butler was a full participant in practice Friday and is listed as probable against Pittsburgh. Analysis: Butler will likely return to his nickelback role with Josh Gordy seeing fewer snaps as a result.||3 hours|
|31.||Raiders activate CB D.J. Hayden from PUP
||(Rotoworld) Raiders activated CB D.J. Haden (foot) off the PUP list. Analysis: He is eligible to play against the Browns Week 8. Hayden missed all of training camp with a stress fracture in his foot. Coming off an injury-marred rookie campaign, the 2013 first-round pick needs to prove he can stay healthy down the stretch this season.||3 hours|
|32.||Saints rule out Robinson, Thomas at RB
||(FFToday) Both running backs, Khiry Robinson and Pierre Thomas ruled out for the SNF game against Green Bay.||3 hours|
|33.||TE Crockett Gillmore to start in place of Daniels
||(FFToday) The Ravens will be shorthanded at tight end for Sunday's game against the Cincinnati Bengals as veteran tight end Owen Daniels underwent arthroscopic surgery on his left knee after his injury didn't improve this week.
Daniels was officially ruled out on the injury report.
Rookie tight end Crockett Gillmore will start in place of the two-time Pro Bowl selection. Analysis: It's conceivable that Daniels could return in Week 9 but there's no guarantee. The Ravens have already lost Dennis Pitta at the position an... (More)||3 hours|
|34.||Browns will not force the ball to Camero...
||(Rotoworld) Browns coach Mike Pettine said the team will not force the ball to Jordan Cameron. Analysis: "If hes open in the read and the ball gets thrown to him, he needs to catch it," Pettine said, "but were not going to force a ball to somebody." Cameron has seen 5.2 targets a game this year after seeing the ball come his way 7.9 times a contest last season. He has also been far less efficient, catching just 38% of his targets on the season. Cameron has the talent to turn it around, but he will need more consistent targets and more consistent quarterback play to regain... (More)||3 hours|
|35.||Calais Campbell (knee) a game-time decis...
||(Rotoworld) Calais Campbell is listed as questionable for Week 8 with a knee injury. Analysis: Campbell has been sidelined two games with a strained MCL. Coach Bruce Arians called him a game-time decision, though Campbell said if it was up to him, he would be playing.||4 hours|
|36.||Gerald Hodges doubtful with hamstring in...
||(Rotoworld) Vikings LB Gerald Hodges is listed as doubtful for Week 8 with a hamstring injury. Analysis: Hodges has got in limited sessions on Thursday and Friday, but appears unlikely to play. Chad Greenway has regained his starting job at weak-side linebacker, racking up 15 tackles in last week's loss to Buffalo.||4 hours|
|37.||Marcus Gilbert doubtful with a concussio...
||(Rotoworld) Steelers RT Marcus Gilbert is listed as doubtful for Week 8 with a concussion. Analysis: Gilbert did not practice at all this week, and is very unlikely to play. The swinging gate known as Mike Adams should get the start at right tackle.||4 hours|
|38.||'Fairly certain' Verrett will not play W...
||(Rotoworld) The Union-Tribune San Diego said it "seems fairly certain" Chargers CB Jason Verrett (shoulder) will not play Week 9. Analysis: Verrett was surprisingly active against the Broncos on Thursday, but was forced from the game after aggravating his shoulder injury. There is some concern he made the injury worse. Verrett will see a specialist on Monday, and could be looking at an extended absence.||4 hours|
|39.||Clowney likely to play, will be limited
||(Rotoworld) Texans OLB Jadeveon Clowney (knee) is likely to play against the Titans, but will be on a "pitch count." Analysis: "I thought what he did what he had to do this week," coach Bill OBrien said. "I think hes got a good shot to play on Sunday." Clowney has been sidelined since tearing his meniscus in Week 1.||4 hours|
|40.||Chargers S Addae diagnosed with concussi...
||(Rotoworld) Chargers FS Jahleel Addae was diagnosed with a concussion. Analysis: Addae looked disoriented and appeared to go into convulsions after a big hit against the Broncos on Thursday night. It appeared evident Addae had suffered a concussion on the play, but he was cleared on the sidelines and allowed to stay in the game. Addae was not diagnosed with a concussion until additional tests were run on Friday. Addae status will be updated next week.||5 hours|
|41.||Eric Berry questionable with ankle injur...
||(Rotoworld) Chiefs SS Eric Berry is questionable for Week 8 with an ankle injury. Analysis: Berry has been out five weeks with a high-ankle sprain. He got in limited practices every day this week, and has looked "pretty good" according to coach Andy Reid. Berry is shaping up as a game-time decision. Ron Parker would get the nod if Berry cannot go.||5 hours|
|42.||Broncos | Tony Carter drawing interest
||(KFFL) Denver Broncos CB Tony Carter has drawn interest on the trade market prior to the Oct. 28 deadline. CBs Aqib Talib and Bradley Roby have taken away some playing time from Carter, leaving him as an odd man out.||5 hours|
|43.||Jets plan to use Harvin as 'downfield th...
||(Rotoworld) ESPN Jets reporter Rich Cimini said New York wants to make Harvin a "downfield threat." Analysis: Harvin was used as essentially a pass-catching running back in Seattle, catching balls at or near the line of scrimmage and being asked to make plays himself. The Jets will likely push Harvin down the field more, which should help his fantasy value in the long run. With his role in the offense still unclear, Harvin is a risky fantasy start this week, but he outlook moving forward is a couple shades brighter.||5 hours|
|44.||Cardinals | Solomon Patton signed to practice squad
||(KFFL) The Arizona Cardinals signed WR Solomon Patton to their practice squad on Friday, Oct. 24.||5 hours|
|45.||Patriots | Alan Branch signing still on hold
||(KFFL) Free-agent DL Alan Branch (Bills) was spotted in the New England Patriots' locker room but still has not signed his contract with the team. An additional report by Mike Reiss of ESPN Boston suggests the team may wait an additional week to sign Branch.||5 hours|
|46.||Morgan Burnett is questionable for Week ...
||(Rotoworld) Packers SS Morgan Burnett is questionable for Week 8 with a calf injury. Analysis: He did not practice all week, but coach Mike McCarthy said Burnett was improving and would be given every chance to play. Micah Hyde and rookie Ha Ha Clinton-Dix would draw the starts at safety if Burnett cannot go. Sean Richardson would also see an expanded role.||6 hours|
|47.||Giants | More playing time for Devon Kennard?
||(KFFL) New York Giants LB Devon Kennard might see more playing time with LB Jon Beason (toe) injured and possibly sidelined a while.||10 hours|
|48.||Giants | Defensive line changes coming
||(KFFL) New York Giants DT Cullen Jenkins (calf) is expected to miss at least a few weeks, so DEs Robert Ayers and Mathias Kiwanuka could be asked to play interior positions more frequently in pass-rush situations. DT Jay Bromley is likely to be elevated to the active roster in Jenkins' absence, and there is a chance DT Damontre Moore could... (More)||10 hours|
|49.||Eagles | Chris Polk could see bigger role
||(KFFL) Philadelphia Eagles RB Chris Polk (hamstring) could see a bigger role in the offense in Week 8 against the Arizona Cardinals if RB Darren Sproles (knee) is unable to play. Sproles is questionable for the game, while Polk is listed as probable. Offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur said Friday, Oct. 24, that the team would use Polk in the same ways they've used Sproles this season.||10 hours|
|50.||Eagles | Jeremy Maclin might return punts
||(KFFL) Philadelphia Eagles WR Jeremy Maclin might be called upon to return punts in Week 8 against the Arizona Cardinals if RB Darren Sproles (knee) is unable to play.||10 hours|
|51.||Eagles | Platoon ready at LB if needed
||(KFFL) Philadelphia Eagles LB Mychal Kendricks (calf) might be able to return for the Week 8 game against the Arizona Cardinals. If not, LBs Emmanuel Acho and Casey Matthews would replace him, a platoon that has gotten more effective over the past few games.||10 hours|
|52.||Cowboys | DeMarco Murray credits workout partner
||(KFFL) Dallas Cowboys RB DeMarco Murray worked out with TE Jason Witten before the team's official offseason program, and he credits the veteran tight end with his increased stamina and durability. "It helped a lot, obviously with the stamina aspect just building a good armor for your body so you can take some hits and take the pounding of a long season," Murray said Friday, Oct. 24. "He's done it for a long time and he's someone who has had a lot of success in this league and he knows what to do to take care of your body ... (More)||10 hours|
|53.||Lions | Joique Bell likely to carry load
||(KFFL) Detroit Lions RB Joique Bell is likely to see a lion's share of the carries in Week 8 against the Atlanta Falcons.||12 hours|
|54.||Lions | Another big game for Golden Tate?
||(KFFL) Detroit Lions WR Golden Tate will be facing the league's 29th ranked pass defense in Week 8 against the Atlanta Falcons.||12 hours|
|55.||Lions | Reggie Bush unlikely to play in London
||(KFFL) Updating a previous report, Detroit Lions RB Reggie Bush (ankle) is expected to be inactive for the Week 8 game against the Atlanta Falcons in London, according to a source Friday, Oct. 24.||12 hours|
|56.||Lions | Calvin Johnson unlikely for Week 8
||(KFFL) Updating a previous report, Detroit Lions WR Calvin Johnson (ankle) is unlikely to play in Week 8 against the Atlanta Falcons in London, according to a source. The team has a bye in Week 9, and head coach Jim Caldwell is reportedly looking at the big picture.||13 hours|
|57.||Chargers | Ryan Mathews back in Week 9?
||(KFFL) San Diego Chargers RB Ryan Mathews (knee) missed his sixth consecutive game in Week 8 Thursday, Oct. 23, against the Denver Broncos, but he could return to practice as early as Monday, Oct. 27. However, Mathews is nearing a return and unlikely to miss more than one additional game, if that. Mathews worked out before the game Thursday, and his right knee was stable and he appeared conditioned.||13 hours|
|58.||Chargers | Donald Brown might practice soon
||(KFFL) San Diego Chargers RB Donald Brown (concussion) missed his third straight game in Week 8 Thursday, Oct. 23, against the Denver Broncos, but he might be able to return to practice Monday, Oct. 27.||13 hours|
|59.||Jonas Gray the Patriots top big back
||(Rotoworld) ESPN Boston's Mike Reiss confirms Jonas Gray now projects as the Patriots top "big back." Analysis: Gray is ahead of both Brandon Bolden and James White. The 2012 UDFA out of Notre Dame was expected to have a bigger role than the three carries he got in Week 7, but the Patriots got absolutely dominated in time of possession and didn't want to challenge the Jets' elite run defense. In different game-flow situations, Gray could have a real role. He's worth adding in deeper formats.||14 hours|
|60.||Jags not sure if Denard can handle big w...
||(Rotoworld) A source tells ESPN Jags reporter Mike DiRocco that the coaches "still aren't sure if [Denard] Robinson is capable of handling a heavy workload each week."||14 hours|
|61.||Keenan Lewis listed questionable for Sai...
||(Rotoworld) Saints CB Keenan Lewis (knee/shoulder) is listed as questionable for Sunday night's game against the Packers. Analysis: Lewis has practiced on a limited basis each day this week, meaning it would be a surprise if he doesn't suit up. We're expecting him to shadow Jordy Nelson, which is somewhat of a concern even though Lewis had a very ineffective first three games of this season. When Lewis is right, he's among the better shadow corners in the NFL.||15 hours|
||(RotoWire) Although Griffin (ankle) was a limited practice participant Friday, Washington still plans to start Colt McCoy against Dallas on Monday, the Washington Post reports. Analysis: 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.||15 hours|
||(RotoWire) Johnson (knee) is probable for Sunday's game against Philadelphia. Analysis: Johnson is having the best IDP season of his career so far, totaling 36 tackles and two interceptions in six games, but he figures to see his opportunities lessened in the upcoming games as Tyrann Mathieu (knee) reaches full health and rookie first-round pick Deone Bucannon catches up to the speed of the NFL game.||15 hours|
||(RotoWire) Ellington (foot) is probable for Sunday's game against Philadelphia. Analysis: After dealing with sore ribs in Week 7, it's worth noting that the Cardinals listed him on the Week 8 injury report with a foot issue only, implying the ribs are no longer a problem. Ellington practiced all week, including a full practice Friday, so the explosive running is ready to go against a Philadelphia squad allowing 4.1 yards per carry on the year.||15 hours|
||(RotoWire) Thomas (hamstring) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Colts, Scott Brown of ESPN reports. Analysis: 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.||15 hours|
||(RotoWire) Rucker (calf) is probable for Sunday's game against Philadelphia. Analysis: Rucker will be ready to play Sunday, but he's far off the IDP radar these days.||15 hours|
|67.||Shane Vereen expected to play through il...
||(Rotoworld) ESPN Boston says it would be a surprise if Shane Vereen (illness) doesn't play in Sunday's game against the Bears. Analysis: Vereen was under the weather and sat out Friday's practice. It shouldn't affect his role in a fine matchup at home Sunday. Vereen, who played on a career-high 80 percent of the snaps in the first game after Stevan Ridley's season-ending knee injury, is RB2 even in non-PPR formats.||15 hours|
||(RotoWire) Glennon is expected to start against Minnesota on Sunday even if Josh McCown (thumb) plays, the Tampa Bay Times reports. Analysis: McCown was listed as a full practice participant Friday, so his return could be near. With that said, Glennon has probably demonstrated his superiority as a player by this point, and it looks like it would take a poor performance or injury for Glennon to find the bench in the foreseeable future.||15 hours|
||(RotoWire) Taylor (arm) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Colts, Scott Brown of ESPN reports. Analysis: Taylor has been limited in practice all week, so it will be another week off to recover his broken forearm. His return would have been useful against Andrew Luck and the pass-happy Colts, both for the Steelers and IDP owners.||15 hours|
||(RotoWire) Shazier (knee) is listed as probable for Sunday's game against the Colts, ESPN.com reports. Analysis: 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.||15 hours|
||(RotoWire) Turbin (shoulder) is probable for Sunday's game against Carolina. Analysis: Turbin has practiced all week, including two full practices to finish up the week, so he's at or near full strength for his usual off-the-bench role behind workhorse Marshawn Lynch.||15 hours|
||(RotoWire) Campbell (knee) is questionable for Sunday's game against Philadelphia. Analysis: Campbell logged two limited practices to close out the week, giving hope that he might return from his MCL injury in what could be a profitable matchup with a run-heavy, fast-paced Philadelphia offense. Still, even if he's active Sunday, Campbell probably won't see a full workload in his initial return.||15 hours|
|73.||Owen Daniels Out 2-4 Weeks With Knee Injury
||(FFChamps) Ravens tight end Owen Daniels has his knee scoped on Friday and is expected to miss 2-4 weeks. Analysis: The Ravens are likely to use Crockett Gillmore, though you may see more three-wide sets.||15 hours|
||(RotoWire) Brown (ankle) is probable for Sunday's game against Philadelphia. Analysis: 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.||15 hours|
||(RotoWire) Cushing (knee) is questionable for Sunday's game against the Titans, the Texans' official site reports. Analysis: 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.||15 hours|
|76.||Reggie Wayne Ruled Out For Week 8
||(FFChamps) Colts receiver Reggie Wayne (elbow) is out for Week 8's matchup against Pittsburgh.||15 hours|
||(RotoWire) Weddle had nine tackle (seven solo) and forced a fumble in Thursday night's loss at Denver. Analysis: Weddle also had an interception which was nullified by a suspect defensive holding call. He continues to be one of the leaders of the defense in San Diego and does not look like he is slowing down any time soon.||15 hours|
||(RotoWire) Johnson (ankle) is probable for Sunday's game against the Titans, the Texans' official site reports. Analysis: 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.||15 hours|
||(RotoWire) Green had one reception on one target for nine yards in Thursday night's loss at Denver. Analysis: In a very crowded San Diego offense, Green has yet to carve out a consistent space for himself on a weekly basis. Outside of two four-catch performances in Weeks 3 and 5, Green has basically been a non-factor this season.||15 hours|
|80.||Richardson Downgraded To Doubtful For Week 8
||(FFChamps) Colts running back Trent Richardson should be downgraded to doubtful after missing Friday's practice and making it a clean sweep for the week. Analysis: Playing part-time behind Richardson, Ahmad Bradhaw is averaging almost 60 ypg and a touchdown. With Richardson out, Bradshaw becomes a very good fantasy option.||15 hours|
||(RotoWire) Tuck (knee) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Browns. Analysis: 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.||15 hours|
|82.||A.J. Green Didn't Practice At All Heading Into Week 8
||(FFChamps) Bengals receiver A.J. Green didn't practice Friday and can't be considered anything but doubtful for Sunday.||15 hours|
||(RotoWire) Willson (groin) is probable for Sunday's game against Carolina. Analysis: 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.||15 hours|
|84.||Calvin Johnson Listed As Game Time Decision For Week 8
||(FFChamps) Lions receiver Calvin Johnson (ankle) is expected to be a game-time decision. Analysis: Fortunately for fantasy owners, game-time is 9:30 a.m. Sunday morning so if he doesn't play you have plenty of time to make your alternate plans. Golden Tate will continue to be a borderline WR1 for Sunday's tilt against the Falcons if Megatron sits.||15 hours|
||(RotoWire) Maxwell (calf) is out for Sunday's game against Carolina. Analysis: 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.||15 hours|
||(RotoWire) Gerhart (foot) practiced fully Friday and is listed as probable for Sunday's game against the Dolphins, the Jaguars' official site reports. Analysis: Gerhart is thus poised to return to action after missing the last two games, though Denard Robinson is expected to remain the team's lead back Sunday. Those digging deep should be aware that coach Gus Bradley indicated that Gerhart will likely see more Week 8 reps than Storm Johnson, but a wait-and-see approach is in order with Gerhart in most cases.||15 hours|
||(RotoWire) Simon (ankle) is probable for Sunday's game against Carolina. Analysis: Simon is an athletically talented corner in the big-build mold the Seahawks look for, so he could be a useful component of the Seattle defense if he stays healthy going forward.||15 hours|
||(RotoWire) Lynch (non-injury) is probable for Sunday's game against Carolina. Analysis: Lynch has had two disappointing games in a row, but his health is not an issue and he's a prime bounce-back candidate as he takes on a Carolina defense allowing a league-worst 5.3 yards per carry.||15 hours|
||(RotoWire) Gibson (hamstring) is not listed on the Dolphins' injury report for Sunday's game against the Jaguars, the ESPN.com reports. Analysis: Having been overtaken on the Dolphins' wideout depth chart by Jarvis Landry, however, Gibson is a break or two away from fantasy reliability.||15 hours|
|90.||Reggie Bush Not Practicing Friday
||(FFChamps) Detroit running back Reggie Bush is not practicing again Friday, but claims he'll be ready for Sunday against Atlanta, according to Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press. Analysis: Bush has admitted that the ankle still isn't healed and is bothering him and after his invisible performance in Week 7 fantasy owners shouldn't expect anything against Atlanta in Week 8.||15 hours|
||(RotoWire) Ausberry (foot) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Browns. Analysis: As expected, Ausberry will sit after hurting his foot in Week 7, an injury which interim coach Tony Sparano said "could be serious." The door is thus open for Mychal Rivera and perhaps Brian Leonhardt to play additional snaps in the weeks ahead.||15 hours|
||(RotoWire) Royal had three catches on three targets for 29 yards in Thursday night's loss at Denver. Analysis: The pecking order in San Diego is fairly clear and consistent with Keenan Allen and Malcom Floyd serving as the wide receivers who always receive the most targets and Antonio Gates getting his fair share of looks from the tight end position. The Bolts also like to throw to their running backs a fair amount, so there typically isn't too much left for Royal after all is said and done. Since a spectacular Week 4 performance, Royal has averaged just two catches on three targets over the past four games.||15 hours|
||(RotoWire) Chancellor (ankle) is probable for Sunday's game against Carolina. Analysis: Chancellor is evidently close to full health after logging two full practices to close out the week, making him a justifiable DB1 consideration in most formats. He has 44 tackles in eight games.||16 hours|
||(RotoWire) Clay (knee) is probable for Sunday's game against the Jaguars, the Dolphins' official site reports. Analysis: Clay will be out there if you need him Sunday, drawing a favorable matchup on the heels a Week 7 effort against Chicago that saw him catch four passes (on five targets) for a season-high 58 yards and a TD.||16 hours|
||(RotoWire) Brown (hamstring) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Browns. Analysis: A limited participant both Wednesday and Thursday, Brown was unable to take the practice field Friday, suggesting the hamstring did not responded especially well throughout the week. Brown is now set to miss a third straight game as a result of the injury, leaving Brice Butler, Denarius Moore and Kenbrell Thompkins to compete for looks behind James Jones and Andre Holmes.||16 hours|
||(RotoWire) Casillas (hamstring) is questionable for Sunday's game against Minnesota, FOX Sports 1's Jenna Laine reports. Analysis: Casillas was a limited practice participant all week, so he should have a decent chance of suiting up. Even if he does, though, he's unlikely to be more than a rotational linebacker.||16 hours|
||(RotoWire) Draughn did not get a single touch in Thursday night's game at Denver. Analysis: It was the second week in a row that Draughn failed to scratch the box score with Ronnie Brown handling a handful of carries in relief of Branden Oliver in both games. With Ryan Mathews and Donald Brown both expected to return from injuries in the coming weeks, it would appear that Draughn is a long way from having any meaningful role on this team.||16 hours|
||(RotoWire) Goldson (ankle) is questionable for Sunday's game against Minnesota, FOX Sports 1's Jenna Laine reports. Analysis: Goldson practiced all week, including a full practice Friday, so it seems like his return should be imminent. It's tough to tell whether Goldson will start over Lovie Smith disciple Major Wright once he's healthy, so it's probably an IDP situation best avoided for the time being.||16 hours|
|99.||Bengals | Tyler Eifert not ready to practice
||(KFFL) Cincinnati Bengals TE Tyler Eifert (elbow) was eligible to practice this week but is not ready to return at this time. Eifert is currently on the Active/Reserve/Injured list.||16 hours|
||(RotoWire) Houston (ankle) is probable for Sunday's game against the Rams, Terez A. Paylor of the Kansas City Star reports. Analysis: Houston was a new addition to the injury report this week with his ankle injury, but he was a full participant in practice all week. He should be fine for Sunday's game barring a setback of some sort.||16 hours|