Steelers RB James Conner has tested positive for COVID-19, according to NFL Network's Aditi Kinkhabwala. A 2nd test is coming Sunday, but confirmation there will mean he'll miss Tuesday's game against the Ravens. If Conner doesn't play, then Benny Snell and Anthony McFarland would be in for more work. Make sure you plan to not have Conner in your fantasy football lineups.
The Dolphins have downgraded QB Tua Tagovailoa from questionable to doubtful for Sunday's game against the Jets. He hurt his left (throwing) thumb in practice this week. His likely absence will push Ryan Fitzpatrick into the starting lineup. He's a more intriguing fantasy option in the high-upside matchup with the Jets than the rookie QB was.
Colts RB Jonathan Taylor is in quarantine after learning Friday that his girlfriend tested positive for COVID-19. That will keep him out for Sunday's game against the Titans, according to NFL protocol. It's just the latest unfortunate turn in a bumpy rookie season for Taylor. His absence leave more backfield snaps and touches for Nyheim Hines and Jordan Wilkins in an upside matchup for the offense overall.
Seahawks RB Chris Carson (foot) has put in limited practices on Thursday and Friday. HC Pete Carroll has said that he expects Carson back for Monday night’s game against the Eagles, but we’ll see what he does on Saturday and how he’s listed on the final injury report.
Bears DL Akiem Hicks (hamstring) is questionable for Sunday night's game against the Packers. Chicago has called him a game-time decision. The late kickoff and low-ceiling scoring matchup vs. Green Bay makes Hicks not worth waiting on for most IDP lineups.
The Colts have ruled LB Bobby Okereke (ankle) out for Sunday's game against the Titans. LB Anthony Walker (ribs) and S Khari Willis (ribs, shoulder) are questionable. We'll update their status Sunday morning.
Rams TE Tyler Higbee (elbow) did not practice all week. He’s listed as questionable for Sunday’s game against the 49ers, and HC Sean McVay labeled him a game-time decision. But fantasy owners shouldn’t be counting on Higbee this week. His absence would turn TE Gerald Everett into a viable spot starter.
Dolphins QB Tua Tagavailoa (thumb) was limited in practice all week and is listed as questionable for Sunday’s game against the Jets. This injury is to his throwing thumb. HC Brian Flores wouldn’t say on Friday whether Tua will be able to play this weekend. QB Ryan Fitzpatrick will draw back in if the rookie is out.
Dolphins WR Jakeem Grant (hamstring) is listed as questionable for this weekend’s game against the Jets. He was added to the injury report on Thursday and limited in the final 2 practices of the week. Grant at less than 100% should probably be avoided in Week 12 fantasy lineups.