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C.J. Spiller

BUF -RB

3 hours ago

Spiller placed on short-term IR

The Bills have placed RB C.J. Spiller (collarbone) on short-term IR. It makes him eligible to return for Week 16. We suppose Buffalo could bring him back if they're still in the playoff hunt then, but Spiller would be impossible to trust in fantasy championships. He can be dropped in all redraft leagues.

Darren Sproles

PHI -RB

5 hours ago

Sproles puts in full practice Tuesday

Eagles HC Chip Kelly called RB Darren Sproles (knee) a full participant in Tuesday's bye-week practice.  That obviously puts him on track to play against the Cardinals this weekend.  That's a positive matchup for Sproles considering Arizona is much better against the run than the pass.  Consider him an upside RB3 or flex in PPR leagues.

A.J. Green

CIN -WR

6 hours ago

Green doesn't expect to be at 100% again this season

Bengals WR A.J. Green concedes that his injured toe will likely be an issue for the rest of the season.  "It's probably not gonna be 100 percent, but I hope it's just manageable," he said. "I can get through the season and be fine and still play at a high level."  That's not a surprise since toe injuries usually linger and sap players' explosiveness.  It definitely lowers Green's fantasy floor and upside going forward.  As for his Week 8 status, Green said "it's still up in the air."

Calvin Johnson

DET -WR

9 hours ago

Johnson running again

Lions WR Calvin Johnson (ankle) has resumed running.  He traveled with the team to London, so there's a chance he plays against the Falcons this weekend.  We'll track his progress over the next few days.

Pierre Thomas

NO -RB

10 hours ago

Thomas expected to miss 2-3 games

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports that Saints RB Pierre Thomas is expected to miss 2-3 games with the shoulder injury he suffered this past weekend. The Saints hosts the Packers this Sunday night, then get the Panthers and 49ers.  Thomas' absence could mean a few extra carries for RB Mark Ingram, but RB Travaris Cadet looks like the real winner.  He's caught 15 of 18 targets for 129 yards and a score over the last 3 games.  Five of those targets came after Thomas left in the 3rd quarter this past weekend.  Cadet could be a sneaky PPR play in what should be a shootout against Green Bay this Sunday.

Reggie Wayne

IND -WR

18 hours ago

Wayne could miss "a game or 2"

A source tells the Indy Star's Mike Chappell that Colts WR Reggie Wayne could miss "a game or 2" with an elbow injury sustained in this past weekend's win over the Bengals.  Wayne reportedly suffered the injury in the 1st quarter.  He returned and played the rest of the game, but test results on Monday must have revealed something relatively significant.  The Colts travel to Pittsburgh for Week 8 and then get the Giants on Monday night of Week 9.  We'll continue to track Wayne's status.  WR Hakeem Nicks would be the most obvious candidate to replace him in the starting lineup, but note that rookie WR Donte Moncrief out-snapped Nicks 23-19 this past week.

Brian Hoyer

CLE -QB

22 hours ago

Browns considered benching Hoyer for Manziel

Browns HC Mike Pettine admitted that he "briefly" discussed benching QB Brian Hoyer for QB Johnny Manziel during Sunday's loss to the Jaguars.  Pettine then quickly threw support behind Hoyer.  "Brian is still firmly our starter," he said.  "We're not going to hit the panic button after one loss. While we know that the quarterback position needed to be more productive, it was more symptomatic of the entire offense."  Hoyer was brutal against Jacksonville, completing 16-of-41 passes (39%) for 215 yards, 0 TDs and 1 INT.  Of course, Hoyer was solid in Cleveland's first 5 games, so he's likely earned himself some wiggle room.  But a couple more games like he had this past week, and the Browns would likely give Manziel a look.  It's worth noting that Hoyer and the Browns have favorable matchups the next 2 weeks against the Raiders and Bucs.  We'd expect Hoyer to at least make it to November as the starter.

Ryan Shazier

PIT -LB

22 hours ago

Shazier still out

Steelers LB Ryan Shazier is inactive for tonight's game against the Texans. Shazier had resumed practicing this week after missing the past 3 games with a knee sprain. We'll keep an eye on his status this week to see if Shazier will be ready to face the Colts in Week 8. Pittsburgh's bye doesn't come until Week 12.

Andre Ellington

ARI -RB

1 day ago

Ellington dealing with "sore ribs"

Cardinals RB Andre Ellington came out of Sunday's win over the Raiders with "sore ribs," according to HC Bruce Arians.  There's no structural damage.  Ellington has averaged 21.7 touches per game and taken quite a beating this season.  Fantasy owners don't mind, but Arizona might be wise to scale back his workload by a few touches per game.  Regardless, the rib issue shouldn't be a factor going forward.

Colt McCoy

WAS -QB

1 day ago

McCoy will get starter's reps in practice this week

Redskins HC Jay Gruden said Monday that QB Colt McCoy will get the starter's reps in practice this week.  It looks like he's passed QB Kirk Cousins on the depth chart.  McCoy went 11-of-12 for 128 yards and a score on Sunday, but a chunk of that came on WR Pierre Garcon's run-after-the-catch TD.  As for QB Robert Griffin, Gruden said, "I can't rule him out. But he's still got a long way to go... He's got to be 100 percent."  The entire Washington passing game will be tough to trust if McCoy ends up under center, especially against a Cowboys pass defense that's been surprisingly good.

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