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ESPN's Adam Schefter suggests that Bills TE Charles Clay (knee) will be a game-time for today's tilt with the Chargers. He's listed as questionable after a limited week of practice, but we assumed he'd be fine after returning last week. It sounds like he may have suffered a setback with that knee. With Bills-Chargers not kicking off until 4:05 pm ET, Clay probably belongs on fantasy benches unless you have a viable late-game alternative.

The Jaguars are "optimistic" about RB Leonard Fournette's (ankle) availability for today's game against the Browns, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. A final decision won't be made until pregame warmups, though. An active Fournette would be virtually impossible to bench in season-long fantasy leagues, but the ankle issue lowers his ceiling and floor. Check back around noon ET for his official status.

Dolphins WR Kenny Stills is expected to play against the Bucs today, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. He exited Thursday's practice and was sidelined Friday with what Rapoport says were back spasms. The situation makes Stills a riskier Week 11 fantasy option. He was just a WR4 anyway.

Eagles WR Alshon Jeffery (ankle) will play against the Cowboys tonight, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. Jeffery was limited on Thursday and Friday, but there was never any concern about his availability for tonight's divisional clash. He's safe to keep in fantasy lineups.

Giants WR Sterling Shepard was added to the injury report on Saturday as questionable with an illness. NFL Network's Ian Rapoport hears that Shepard is dealing with migraines and is in legitimate danger of missing today's game against the Chiefs. We'll find out his status by noon ET. Even if active, though, this news adds risk to his Week 11 outlook.

Update: ESPN's Adam Schefter calls Shepard "unlikely" to play. His absence would leave Roger Lewis and Tavarres King as New York's top 2 WRs. TE Evan Engram would be the best target bet.

The Seahawks have ruled S Kam Chancellor out for Monday night's game against the Falcons with a neck injury. HC Pete Carroll said that no decisions have been made about his season beyond that. S Bradley McDougald is expected to start in Chancellor's place against the Falcons.

Bengals TE Tyler Eifert recently underwent surgery to remove a cyst on his knee, according to ESPN's Dan Graziano. Eifert is already recovering from an October back surgery that's expected to sideline him 4-6 months. We'll be curious to see what kind of deal he lands when he hits free agency in March,

Falcons RB Devonta Freeman (concussion) has been ruled out for Monday night's game against the Seahawks. He didn't practice all week and is no lock to return for Week 12. Tevin Coleman will play a feature-back role on Monday.

Seahawks RB Eddie Lacy (groin) isn't listed on the final Week 11 injury report after putting in full practices on Friday and Saturday. He'll play against the Falcons on Monday night. Lacy is averaging just 2.7 yards per carry this season and shouldn't be in fantasy lineups. His return also makes RB Thomas Rawls an even shakier play.

Ravens RB Danny Woodhead (hamstring) has been activated and will play tomorrow against the Packers, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. Woodhead carried once and caught 3 passes on his only series of the season. It's uncertain how big his role will be in his 1st action since then, though. Woodhead is a risk/reward Week 11 fantasy play.

Chargers LB Hayes Pullard (neck) is doubtful for Sunday's game against the Bills. That should mean more snaps again for LBs Jatavis Brown and Denzel Perryman in an upside scoring matchup for the position. Each carries risk as a non-100% playing-time guy right now, so weigh that against your other IDP options.

The Chargers announced late Friday that QB Philip Rivers cleared the final step in the league concussion protocol and will play Sunday against the Bills. We’ve had Rivers projected in starter territory all along against a Buffalo D that has sprung some recent leaks

Bills DE Jerry Hughes (shin, calf) is questionable for Sunday's game against the Chargers. He returned to limited practices the past 2 days after sitting out Wednesday. He has been a poor IDP producer for weeks now, though, and isn't worth waiting on -- especially for a negative matchup.

Giants DT Damon Harrison (ankle) is questionable for Sunday's game against the Chiefs. He put in some limited practice time this week. We'll check on his status Sunday morning.

Saints S Kenny Vaccaro is questionable for Sunday's game against Washington with the groin injury that kept him out last week. Vaccaro didn't practice at all this week and looks like a shaky bet for your IDP lineup.

Washington ILB Zach Brown is questionable for Sunday's game against the Saints. He played through a "questionable" tag last week, though, without missing a snap and then put in limited practices all week. We're betting he'll play. It's also worth noting that Washington lists his injury as "Achilles" this week after listing "ankle" last time around. Both terms obviously refer to the same area, so the change in designation could be meaningless. We're certainly not altering Brown's IDP outlook until/unless we get some bad news. S DeAngelo Hall (knee) is also questionable but also put in limited practices all week and seems likely to play.

Vikings S Andrew Sendejo (groin, hamstring) is out for Sunday's game against the Rams. He was a low-level option anyway and shouldn't be missed by IDP owners or the Minnesota D.

Vikings DE Everson Griffen (foot) is questionable for Sunday's game against the Rams. He entered last weekend questionable as well before going inactive against Washington. Griffen put in limited practices all week this time around, though, and said the foot "feels great" earlier this week. We're betting he'll play but will update his status Sunday.

The Packers have officially ruled S Morgan Burnett (groin) out for Sunday's game against the Ravens. It'll be his 2nd straight game lost to this injury, which came the week he returned from 2 games out for a hamstring injury. Josh Jones should start again in his place.

Bears ILB Danny Trevathan is questionable for Sunday's game against the Lions with the calf injury that kept him out last week. Trevathan still has yet to practice since suffering the injury, making him look like a weak bet for Sunday. We knocked him down the LB rankings.

 
 
 

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