Seahawks DE Carlos Dunlap (foot) is questionable for Sunday's game against Washington. He did, at least, progress to a limited practice Friday for the 1st time since sustaining the injury in Week 12. But Dunlap missed last week's game and played just 41% of the snaps the week before while dealing with the issue. He's not a safe bet even if active in this game, though there will be upside to the matchup if he's active. We'll check his status Sunday morning.
Texans RB Duke Johnson (neck) is questionable for this weekend's game against the Colts. He was limited on Wednesday and sidelined on Thursday and Friday. RB C.J. Prosise (ankle) is also listed as questionable. If both guys are out, David Johnson could handle 100% of Houston's RB touches.
Cardinals K Zane Gonzalez (back) is out for Sunday’s game vs. the Eagles. Mike Nugent will kick again for Arizona after making 4 FGs and 2 XPs last week.
Washington QB Alex Smith (calf) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Seahawks. So it'll be Dwayne Haskins back under center. Haskins has been more aggressive than Smith this season (6.6-yard vs. 5.7-yard average depth of throw) but less accurate (60.8% completion rate vs. 66.4%). We'd consider the move from Smith to Haskins a wash for WR Terry McLaurin and TE Logan Thomas but a downgrade for RB J.D. McKissic.
ESPN's Adam Schefter reports that Saints QB Drew Brees (ribs) will start Sunday's game against the Chiefs. Brees has reportedly looked and felt good enough in practice this week and has been cleared by doctors to return. The 41-year-old averaged 265 yards and 2.1 TDs across 8 full games to open the season, completing 74% of his passes and averaging 7.4 yards per attempt. He figures to find himself in a shootout vs. the Chiefs this weekend. So, assuming he has WR Michael Thomas (ankle), Brees will be back in the low-end QB1 mix. His return is good news for Thomas and especially Alvin Kamara.
Saints QB Drew Brees (ribs) is "pushing to play" against the Chiefs this weekend, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. Brees has reportedly improved quite a bit over the last few days and took some 1st-team reps in Wednesday's practice. We'll continue to keep a close eye on this situation. Brees' return would be good news for RB Alvin Kamara and WR Michael Thomas.
Saints HC Sean Payton didn't sound optimistic on Wednesday about QB Drew Brees' chances of returning for this weekend's game against the Chiefs. "He's got a ways to go still, and he's someone we're not gonna just hurry back and just put him in the game," Payton said. "I think the significance of the injuries are such that you've gotta make sure he can function and feel confident." Brees was activated from IR on Wednesday, making him eligible to play this weekend. But it continues to look like QB Taysom Hill will get at least 1 more start.
There's "not a great" chance Saints QB Drew Brees (ribs) returns for Sunday's game vs. the Chiefs, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. Brees has been trending in the wrong direction after experiencing pain and limited range of motion during a throwing session last week. He's expected to try throwing again on Wednesday and hasn't been ruled out for Week 15 yet. We'll keep an eye on the situation, but look for QB Taysom Hill to get at least 1 more start.
Washington feels "pretty good" about QB Alex Smith's chances of playing against the Seahawks on Sunday, according to NFL Network's Tom Pelissero. Smith isn't expected to practice much this week to get that injured calf a chance to heal. He's not much of a fantasy option, but Smith's availability would be good news for WR Terry McLaurin and the rest of Washington's offense.
ESPN's Brady Henderson reports that Seahawks HC Pete Carroll says TE Greg Olsen is "challenging" to practice this week. Carroll says that Olsen "has a chance to get back very soon, maybe this week or next week." Olsen has been out since tearing the plantar fascia in his left foot in Week 11. It's getting a bit late for Olsen to be a fantasy factor this season. His return (or non-return) will impact the outlooks of Will Dissly and Jacob Hollister, though. None of the 3, of course, has been much of a fantasy factor all year.
Washington QB Alex Smith is dealing with a calf strain that's believed to be "somewhat mild," according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. Smith is scheduled for more testing on Monday, but it sounds like he avoided a significant injury. We'll look for another update on his status tomorrow and then monitor his practice participation throughout the week.
Washington QB Alex Smith appeared to injure his surgically repaired leg in the 2nd quarter of Sunday's game against the 49ers. He's officially questionable to return, but look for QB Dwayne Haskins to finish this one out. We'll update Smith's status when we know more.
Seahawks DE Carlos Dunlap (foot) is inactive for today's game against the Jets. His absence leaves more snaps for Benson Mayowa, L.J. Collier and Rasheem Green.
Jets RB Frank Gore (concussion) is active for today’s game against the Seahawks. He should resume lead-back duties but is just a volume-based RB3 or flex play.
Jaguars TE Tyler Eifert (shoulder) is active for today’s game against the Titans. He’s tallied 9 catches on 10 targets from QB Mike Glennon over the past 2 weeks but remains just a desperation fantasy play.
Saints QB Drew Brees (ribs) is "uncertain" for next weekend's game vs. the Chiefs, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. That's been the target date for Brees' return, but his last throwing session reportedly didn't go well. "Still dealing with some pains, not full range of motion," Rapoport says. Brees is expected to throw again this coming Wednesday. We'll keep an eye on the situation.
The Raiders on Saturday placed S Jeff Heath on IR with his concussion. That knocks him out for at least Week 14 through Week 16, meaning you should drop Heath from all IDP rosters. Erik Harris looks like a good bet to start the rest of the way. He doesn't land high in our Week 14 IDP rankings but is an option.
There's "optimism" Jets RB Frank Gore (concussion) will play against the Seahawks today, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. "Though it depends on him clearing a final hurdle this morning," Rapoport adds. Jets-Seahawks doesn't kick off until 4:05 pm ET, so we might not get Gore's official status until 3 pm ET. Ty Johnson will operate as New York's lead back if Gore isn't cleared.
Cardinals K Zane Gonzalez (back) has been downgraded to out for Sunday's game against the Giants. Mike Nugent has been promoted from the practice squad to kick for Arizona in this one.
Seahawks DE Carlos Dunlap is questionable for Sunday's game against the Jets. Dunlap missed every practice for the 2nd straight week with his foot injury. He played just 41% of the snaps against the Giants last Sunday, in the same situation, and went without a QB hit for the 1st time since arriving via trade. Dunlap makes for a high-risk option this Sunday -- albeit in an upside matchup.
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