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Browns TE Jordan Cameron (concussion) missed practice on Friday. He hasn’t practiced all week, and he won’t play Sunday vs. Tampa Bay. Gary Barnidge and Jim Dray will handle TE duties, but they’re not viable fantasy options.

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Eagles RB Darren Sproles (knee) put in a full week of practice and is probable for Sunday’s game against the Texans. Averaging just 8 touches per game this season, he’s a risk/reward RB3 or flex play.

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Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said on a Friday radio appearance that QB Tony Romo (back) is "moving around and feeling better."  Jones added that Romo remains a game-time call.  We'll know his status by noon ET on Sunday, but Romo will be a risky fantasy play if active.  He looked uncomfortable after the injury last Monday night and didn't practice at all this week.  And Romo being at less than 100% would only make it easier for Dallas to go run-heavy.  If Romo can't play, QB Brandon Weeden would draw in.  He'd be just a low-end QB2 in fantasy but has enough arm talent to keep Dez Bryant, Terrance Williams and Jason Witten afloat.

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Bengals WR A.J. Green (toe) was limited again in practice on Thursday.  The fact that he was able to get back out there for a 2nd straight day is an excellent sign.  We'd love to see Green put in a full workout on Friday, but he's definitely trending toward returning for this weekend's game against the Jaguars.  If he's active, Green will be a must-start in fantasy football.

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17 hours ago

The Bucs will play S Major Wright in the role vacated by S Mark Barron's trade to the Rams this week. It's a big change for a guy Tampa Bay cut at the end of the preseason. Wright had worthwhile fantasy moments as a starter with the Bears but was never a consistent IDP factor. He'll need to prove his worth before we get interested in using him this time around. Barron was solid but no stud in IDP leagues before his trade.

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Cowboys LB Bruce Carter broke his left ring finger in Thursday's practice, but he told the Dallas Morning News that won't keep him from playing Sunday against the Cardinals.  "We went to the hospital and let the doc look at it," Carter said. "He said it looked fine. … I'll be fine. They're just going to use kind of like this splint I have now. Wrap it up and I should be fine."  Carter should be fine to use as you normally would in your IDP league.

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18 hours ago

As expected, Saints RB Khiry Robinson (forearm) is inactive for tonight's game against the Panthers.  It locks in RB Mark Ingram as the feature ball-carrier -- and a solid RB2 in fantasy football.  RB Travaris Cadet will continue to handle passing-down duties and is a RB3 or flex option in PPR leagues.

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Colts RB Trent Richardson isn't even listed on this week's injury report after being an emergency option only last Sunday.  HC Chuck Pagano confirmed that he'll go back to the normal RB rotation against the Giants on Monday night.  '"We'll go back to the way we were," Pagano said of his backfield.  Richardson is averaging 17.1 touches per game and is a solid RB2 for Week 9.

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Eagles RB Darren Sproles (knee) put in his 2nd straight full practice on Thursday.  He was limited all last week before being inactive on Sunday.  Sproles looks set to return for this weekend's game against the Texans.  He's a RB3 or flex option with added value in PPR leagues.

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Bucs RB Doug Martin (ankle) missed his 2nd straight practice on Thursday.  He's at least out of his walking boot but still seems like a long shot to play against the Browns this weekend.  Martin couldn't be trusted in fantasy lineups even if he plays.  If he's inactive, Bobby Rainey will be an intriguing RB2 in a plus matchup.  Rookie RB Charles Sims is expected to debut this week, but he'll likely be on a touch count.

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22 hours ago

Ravens TE Owen Daniels (knee) did not practice on Thursday.  It looks like he suffered a setback after putting in a limited workout on Wednesday -- not a surprise considering he was just 5 days removed from a knee scope.  Daniels now seems extremely iffy for Sunday night's game against the Steelers.  That'd mean another start for TE Crockett Gillmore.  He managed just 2 catches for 23 yards last week.

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Geoff Mosher of CSN Philly reports that Eagles LB Mychal Kendricks says he has been able to do everything in practice this week. Kendricks added, "That's a fair assessment," when asked if we should assume that he'll start Sunday. The ILB returned to game action last Sunday for the 1st time since suffering a calf strain back in Week 2, but he played less than 50% of the Eagles' snaps. There remains some risk to playing him this week, but the potential reward with this cross-category producer will make him worth using for many IDP owners. We've bumped Kendricks way up the Week 9 IDP rankings.

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Colts WR Reggie Wayne (elbow) did not practice on Thursday.  HC Chuck Pagano is not ruling him out for Monday night's game against the Giants, though, saying it's "too early" to decide.  Pagano is hoping to see Wayne practice on Friday and Saturday.  Check back tomorrow for another update.

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Ravens RB Justin Forsett (ankle) returned to practice on Thursday.  It's confirmation that he'll be good to go for Sunday night's showdown with the Steelers.  Forsett has averaged 18 carries over his last 3 games, making him a strong fantasy play against Pittsburgh's middling run defense.

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Bengals RB Gio Bernard (hip) missed his 2nd straight practice on Thursday.  "You have to figure he's going to be out," insider Geoff Hobson tweeted.  We'll have another update on Bernard tomorrow, but owners should plan on being without him for Week 9.  Sans Bernard, Cincinnati's backfield would belong to Jeremy Hill.  The rookie is averaging just 3.9 yards per carry this season but is a talented runner who can also contribute in the passing game.  A virtual lock for 15 touches with a chance at 20+, Hill would be a strong RB2 against the Jaguars.

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