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Vikings WR K.J. Osborn (concussion) is out for today’s game vs. the Saints. He’s cleared the concussion protocol, but the team is opting to hold Osborn out. He should be back for Week 11. Osborn’s absence leaves Minnesota with WRs Jordan Addison, Brandon Powell, Trishton Jackson, N’Keal Harry, and Jalen Nailor. Addison is the only viable fantasy play.

Patriots LB Ja'Whaun Bentley (hamstring) is inactive for today's game against the Colts. That's at least a mild surprise. Bentley did enter the day questionable, but he followed the same practice routine (all limited) this week with the same issue that he played through in Week 9. His absence boosts LB Jahlani Tavai into LB2 territory in our Week 10 rankings. CB Myles Bryant (chest), DE Deatrich Wise (shoulder), CB Jack Jones (knee), and Jonathan Jones (knee) are active.

Patriots WR Demario Douglas (ankle) is active for this morning’s game vs. the Colts. He was limited in practice all week, but we heard nothing to suggest that the ankle will be an issue today. Douglas is on the WR3/4 radar with New England again without WRs Kendrick Bourne and DeVante Parker.

Vikings WR K.J. Osborn has cleared the concussion protocol. But NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports that the team still wants to "check him" today before deciding whether the WR will play against the Saints. We'll watch for Osborn's status when inactive arrive around 11:30 a.m. ET. Osborn sits in just WR4 territory for now in our Week 10 rankings.

Patriots WR Demario Douglas (ankle) was limited in practice all week and is listed as questionable for Sunday morning’s game vs. the Colts. We haven’t heard anything to suggest that the rookie is in danger of missing this one, but we’ll get New England’s inactives around 8 am ET on Sunday.

Vikings WR K.J. Osborn (concussion) is listed as questionable for this weekend’s game vs. the Saints. He went from no practice on Wednesday to limited participation on Thursday to full-go on Friday. Osborn appears to have a legitimate chance to be cleared in time for Sunday’s game. We should get another update on his status on Saturday.

Vikings WR K.J. Osborn (concussion) returned to a limited practice on Thursday. That at least gives him a shot to be cleared for this weekend's game vs. the Saints, but we'd still consider it unlikely. Check back tomorrow for another update on Osborn's progress.

Vikings WR K.J. Osborn (concussion) did not practice on Wednesday. He's unlikely to be cleared in time for this weekend's game vs. the Saints. With WR Justin Jefferson also not expected to play, Minnesota will be down to WRs Jordan Addison, Brandon Powell, Trishton Jackson, N'Keal Harry, and Jalen Nailor. Addison and TE T.J. Hockenson should easily lead in targets.

Commanders RB Antonio Gibson reached 5 receptions for the second straight game Sunday. He caught all 5 of his targets for 42 yards in the victory over New England. QB Sam Howell's 45 pass attempts obviously helped. Gibson's 10 targets over the past two weeks accounted for 10.3% of Howell's total pass attempts. That's enough to lead the backfield, but it would also equate to about 3.9 targets on Howell's season average of 39.2 pass attempts per game. It's nice to get some fantasy relevance from Gibson, but he's not yet close to being a starting candidate for common-sized leagues.

Vikings WR K.J. Osborn took a cart off the field after taking a big hit in the second quarter of Sunday's game vs. the Falcons. He'll be checked for a concussion, at minimum. We'll update Osborn's status when we know more.

Update: Osborn has been ruled out with a concussion.

Patriots LB Ja'Whaun Bentley (hamstring) is active for today's game against the Commanders. He left last week's game in the first half and did not return but put in limited practices all week. Bentley should be OK to use at your normal level in IDP lineups.

Patriots WR Tyquan Thornton (foot) is active for today’s game vs. the Commanders. WR Kayshon Boutte is a healthy scratch, leaving Demario Douglas, JuJu Smith-Schuster, Jalen Reagor, and Thornton as New England’s top four WRs.

Patriots LB Ja'Whaun Bentley (hamstring) is questionable for Sunday's game against the Commanders. He managed limited practices all week despite leaving last Sunday's loss to the Dolphins in the first half. We'll see about his status Sunday.

Patriots WR Kendrick Bourne suffered a torn right ACL in Sunday's loss to the Dolphins, NFL Network's Mike Garafolo reports. That obviously ends the veteran WR's season. Bourne's also in the final year of his contract. The seventh-year vet has averaged just 2.7 receptions per game for his career, including this season's high of 4.6. Throw in the challenge of the knee recovery, and it's tough to envision a strong landing in free agency or much fantasy relevance going forward. Rookie WR Demario Douglas should find more opportunities available -- especially with WR DeVante Parker also sustaining a concussion in Sunday's game -- but temper your expectations. This has been a low-floor and low-ceiling passing offense for most of the season.

Patriots LB Ja'Whaun Bentley left Sunday's loss to the Dolphins with a hamstring injury and was ruled out before the end. That doesn't bode well for his Week 9 status against Washington, but we'll watch for further updates. Bentley has been operating as the clear leader among non-edge New England LBs. In his absence, Jahlani Tavai led the way at 94% playing time, followed by Mack Wilson (58%) and rookie Marte Mapu (23%).

Patriots WR Kendrick Bourne is believed to be dealing with an MCL injury, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. Bourne is scheduled for a Monday MRI to get a better look at the damage. We should learn more tomorrow.

Patriots RB Rhamondre Stevenson tallied 50 total yards in Sunday’s loss to Miami. Stevenson ran hard in this one, breaking several tackles while churning out extra yardage. He saw a 58.8% carry share though, as Zeke Elliott retained a sizable role. Stevenson at least saw 100% of the team’s red zone rush attempts. The 25-year-old now heads home to face the Commanders.

Vikings WR K.J. Osborn led the team in targets (10), receptions (8) and receiving yards (99) in Sunday's win over the Packers. It was the first time this year he has exceeded 5 receptions or 49 yards. This would be a more encouraging outing if the game didn't also include QB Kirk Cousins tearing his right Achilles'. Osborn has barely been relevant with Cousins in the lineup. It's tough to imagine him being usable with rookie Jaren Hall.

Patriots WR Kendrick Bourne has been ruled out of Week 8 with a knee injury. Bourne tallied 3 catches for 36 yards and 1 score prior to the injury.

Patriots WR Kendrick Bourne hauled 6 of 7 targets for a team-leading 63 receiving yards with a TD in Sunday’s upset win vs. the Bills. Rookie wideout Demario Douglas also contributed solid numbers, roping in 4 of his 6 targets for 54 receiving yards in the contest. Despite seeing the Patriots’ offense turn their fortunes around in Week 7, Bourne is the only pass-catcher worthy of lineup consideration next week vs. the Dolphins. This is still an untrustworthy aerial attack for fantasy purposes.

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