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Steelers WR JuJu Smith-Schuster (knee) was listed as a full participant in Thursday's practice. That seems to put him on track to return for Sunday's game against the Jets, barring another setback. That's a plus matchup vs. the league's 23rd-ranked WR defense. But between the knee issue and QB Devlin Hodges, consider JuJu just a WR3.

Steelers WR JuJu Smith-Schuster (knee) put in a limited practice on Wednesday. It's good to see him out there after he aggravated that knee injury last week, but his status for Sunday's game against the Jets remains uncertain. We'll get another update tomorrow.

Steelers WR JuJu Smith-Schuster (knee) is out for Sunday night’s game against the Bills. He reportedly aggravated his knee injury in practice this week. James Washington and Diontae Johnson will again serve as Pittsburgh’s top 2 WRs — but neither is a recommended fantasy play vs. Buffalo’s 5th-ranked WR defense.

Steelers WR JuJu Smith-Schuster aggravated his knee injury in Thursday's practice and is now expected to miss Sunday night's game against the Bills, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. That would keep James Washington and Diontae Johnson as the top 2 WRs for what shapes up as the week's worst situation for offensive fantasy production.

Steelers WR JuJu Smith-Schuster (knee) was a limited participant in Thursday's practice after being a full-go on Wednesday. NFL Network's Aditi Kinkhabwala reports that Smith-Schuster left practice early on Thursday -- although it's unclear if he suffered a setback or if Pittsburgh is just playing it safe. Check back tomorrow for another update.

Steelers WR JuJu Smith-Schuster (knee) was a full participant in Wednesday's practice. It's confirmation that he'll return for Sunday night's game against the Bills. Consider Smith-Schuster just a WR3 vs. Buffalo's 5th-ranked WR defense.

Steelers WR JuJu Smith-Schuster (knee) is "eyeing" a return for Sunday night's game against the Bills, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. JuJu has been out since suffering a knee injury and a concussion on the same play in Week 11. We'll track his practice participation this week. If he plays, he'll just be a WR3 in a tough matchup and with Pittsburgh deploying a conservative offense under QB Devlin Hodges.

Steelers WR JuJu Smith-Schuster (knee) is out for Sunday's game against the Cardinals. He labeled himself "week-to-week" earlier this week. James Washington and Diontae Johnson will again serve as Pittsburgh's top 2 WRs in Arizona.

Steelers WR JuJu Smith-Schuster (knee) labeled himself "week-to-week." He told reporters that he did some straight-line running on Wednesday but still hasn't resumed cutting yet. He's obviously a long shot to play against the Cardinals this weekend. That keeps James Washington and Diontae Johnson atop the WR depth chart.

The Dolphins have placed RB Kalen Ballage (leg) on IR and signed RB Zach Zenner. It ends a laughably bad season for Ballage, who finishes with 1.8 yards per carry and 4.5 yards per catch. Zenner is a plus athlete but has averaged just 3.9 yards per carry over 5 NFL seasons. He joins Patrick Laird and Myles Gaskin in Miami's backfield. Avoid the situation in Week 14's matchup vs. the Jets' 10th-ranked RB defense.

Dolphins RB Kalen Ballage suffered a leg injury in the 1st half of Sunday's game against the Eagles and is officially questionable to return. His absence leaves Miami with RBs Patrick Laird and Myles Gaskins.

Update: Ballage has been ruled out.

Steelers WR JuJu Smith-Schuster (knee) is out for Sunday’s game against the Browns. He’s cleared the concussion protocol but remains sidelined with the knee injury. James Washington and Diontae Johnson will get another game as Pittsburgh’s top 2 WRs but are just WR4s in fantasy lineups with Devlin Hodges under center.

Steelers WR JuJu Smith-Schuster has cleared the concussion protocol but remained sidelined for Wednesday's practice with his knee injury. His availability for this weekend's game against the Browns is up in the air. Check back tomorrow for another update on his status.

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Colts TE Eric Ebron needs surgery on both of his ankles and will be placed on IR, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. Ebron is averaging 4.7 targets and 2.8 catches per game. A big chunk of that work now figures to go to TE Jack Doyle, who has a shot at top-12 production the rest of the way. TE Mo Alie-Cox should also see a bump in playing time. He's worth monitoring and perhaps adding now in deep fantasy leagues.

Steelers QB Mason Rudolph was benched early in the 3rd quarter of Sunday's game in Cincinnati. He completed 8 of 16 passes for just 85 scoreless yards and an INT. QB Devlin Hodges has replaced Rudolph. Pittsburgh's passing game remains a situation best avoided in fantasy lineups.

Browns MLB Joe Schobert (groin) is active for today's game against the Dolphins. He's ready to use as you normally would in IDP lineups. Despite the "questionable" tag, we never saw any indication that Schobert was in danger of missing the game.

The Steelers announced Saturday that WR Diontae Johnson has cleared the concussion protocol. That makes him available for Sunday's game against the Bengals. Johnson makes sense in WR3 range for fantasy football lineups.

Browns MLB Joe Schobert is questionable for Sunday's game against the Dolphins. A groin issue popped up Thursday to limit Schobert's practice, but he returned to full participation Friday. We've seen no indication he's in danger of missing the game, but we'll check Schobert's status Sunday morning.

Steelers WR JuJu Smith-Schuster (concussion, knee) is out for Sunday's game against the Bengals. WR Diontae Johnson (concussion) isn't listed on the final injury report and will join WR James Washington in the starting lineup. Consider both of those guys WR3s with some upside vs. a Cincinnati squad that Football Outsiders ranks 31st in pass defense.

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6:11pm EST 11/21/19

Colts TE Eric Ebron (ankle) is active for tonight’s game against the Texans. He was listed as a full participant on Wednesday, so we’re expecting him to be available for his usual role in this one.

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