Colts QB Jacoby Brissett (knee) will be a full participant in Wednesday's practice, HC Frank Reich said. Barring a setback, Brissett should be back for this weekend's game against the Jaguars. That's good news for the entire offense after QB Brian Hoyer struggled vs. Miami last week.
Colts WR T.Y. Hilton (calf) won't practice on Wednesday. HC Frank Reich won't yet rule Hilton out for this weekend's game against the Jaguars, but fantasy owners shouldn't be counting on him. Marcus Johnson stepped in as Indy's #2 WR last week but still isn't a fantasy option. Hilton's absence should continue to mean increased roles for TEs Eric Ebron and Jack Doyle.
Falcons TE Austin Hooper is expected to miss "about a month" with his sprained MCL, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. That timeline would have him back around Week 15. It's tough break for fantasy's current #1 TE across scoring systems. We'd try to hang on to Hooper, who should be back to TE1 status for the final few weeks of the season.
Update: HC Dan Quinn denied the report, saying it "didn't come from our building," according to Kelsey Conway of the team website. Don't drop Hooper on the Rapoport report. We'll see whether the team does tell us any more.
Bengals WR John Ross (collarbone) has been designated to return from IR and will practice on Wednesday. He's still not eligible to play until Week 14, so we wouldn't bother adding Ross to fantasy rosters outside of the deepest of leagues. He opened the season with big 7-158-2 and 4-112-1 lines but totaled just 5 catches for 58 scoreless yards the next 2 weeks.
Eagles WR Alshon Jeffery is "day-to-day" with an ankle injury, HC Doug Pederson said Wednesday. Jeffery hurt the ankle in Week 9 and still isn't completely over it after the bye week. We'll keep an eye on him over the next few days, but he's not a recommended Week 11 fantasy play vs. New England anyways.
49ers HC Kyle Shanahan said Tuesday that WR Emmanuel Sanders is "day-to-day" with a rib cartilage injury. Shanny labeled him a game-time decision for Sunday's tilt with the Cardinals (despite the game being 5 days away). We'll keep an eye on Sanders' status throughout the week, but it at least sounds like he has a shot to play vs. Arizona.
The Jets have placed TE Chris Herndon (ribs) on IR, ending his 2019 campaign. He ended up playing 18 snaps and catching 1 ball all year, missing time on suspension and with hamstring and rib injuries. Herndon will still be just 24 when the 2020 season kicks off and will again be an intriguing later-round sleeper after his 39-502-4 line as a rookie.
49ers RB Matt Breida "may miss some time" with the ankle injury he suffered in Monday night's loss to the Seahawks, according to NFL Network's Tom Pelissero. Breida is getting a 2nd opinion on the injury. We'll keep an eye on this, but RB Raheem Mostert is worth adding in most fantasy leagues and will be in the RB3 mix if Breida misses this weekend's game against the Cardinals. In the 2 games RB Tevin Coleman missed earlier this season, Mostert totaled 25 carries for 162 yards, plus 3 catches for 68 yards and a score.
NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reports that Seahawks WR Tyler Lockett didn't need surgery on his badly bruised lower leg and "should be OK." He's dealing with major swelling and spent the night in a Bay Area hospital. Lockett gets a well-timed Week 11 bye, and it sounds like he has a shot to play against the Eagles in Week 12.
The Bengals have waived MLB Preston Brown. It's an overdue move on a guy who has never been particularly good. Pro Football Focus grades Brown 81st this season among 90 off-ball LBs who have played at least 140 snaps. Rookie Germaine Pratt should see more playing time going forward. We'll have to see him get enough to be IDP relevant before we can use Pratt in fantasy lineups, though. The 3rd-round pick played a season-high 49% of Cincinnati's defensive snaps in Sunday's loss to the Ravens.