Shark Bites

11:11am EST 11/15/20

Packers TE Robert Tonyan (ankle) is active for today’s game against the Jaguars. He was added to the injury report and limited on Thursday — then didn’t practice at all on Friday. Tonyan has both the ankle and the weather to worry about today. He’s a TD-or-bust fantasy play.

Sustained winds of 20-30 mph with gusts up to 50 are expected for today's Bengals-Steelers game. This was already a tough spot for Cincinnati's passing game. We've also scaled back our projections for QB Ben Roethlisberger and his pass-catchers. Avoid Ks Chris Boswell and Randy Bullock today.

The forecast for today's Jaguars-Packers game calls for sustained winds of 25 mph with gusts up to 50 mph. Temperatures will be in the mid-30s with a chance of snow showers. Those are obviously tough conditions for the passing and kicking games. We've updated our Jaguars and Packers projections.

The forecast for today's Texans-Browns game calls for sustained winds of 25 mph with gusts up to 50 mph. We saw similar conditions for the Raiders-Browns game a couple of weeks ago. That one ended up producing just 22 points and 333 total passing yards. We've downgraded our passing projections for both teams in this one and would stay away from both kickers.

Patriots RB Damien Harris is "hopeful to play" against the Ravens tonight, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. He'll be "closely monitored" in pre-game workouts to make sure there are no setbacks with his ankle or chest injuries. Harris remains a risky play with a low floor and low ceiling in a bad matchup. Avoid him if you can.

Cardinals RB Kenyan Drake (ankle) is "planning to play" against the Bills today, per NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. "He’ll be watched closely in warmups to determine how significant a role he has," Rapoport adds. It sounds like there's a decent chance that Drake will play a limited role in his 1st game back. That leaves him as a risky Week 10 fantasy start. RB Chase Edmonds is the better bet today.

Ravens RB Mark Ingram (ankle) is expected to play against the Patriots tonight, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. Ingram led the Ravens in carries through 6 healthy weeks, but it's unclear what this backfield will look like now. Ingram, J.K. Dobbins and Gus Edwards are all risk/reward RB3s vs. a bad New England run defense.

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport confirms that Broncos WR Jerry Jeudy (shoulder) is expected to play against the Raiders today. He only got in limited practices on Thursday and Friday, but we never heard much concern about the rookie's status. He's a WR3 with upside today.

Lions TE T.J. Hockenson (toe) is expected to play against Washington today, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. Hockenson missed practice on Thursday and was limited on Friday, so there's elevated risk here. But he remains a top-3 TE play on the slate.

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport tweets that Dolphins RB Matt Breida (hamstring) "may be a week away from going." It sounds like we should expect him to miss today's game against the Chargers. That'd leave Miami's backfield to DeAndre Washington, Salvon Ahmed, Jordan Howard and Patrick Laird. It's still a situation to avoid in fantasy.

Browns RB Nick Chubb (knee) has been activated from IR and will return for Sunday's game vs. the Texans. Over the first 3 games of the season, Chubb averaged 17 carries and 1 target to Kareem Hunt's 13 carries and 3.7 targets. We're expecting a similar touch distribution tomorrow.

Chargers RB Justin Jackson (knee) has been placed on IR. He'll miss Sunday's game vs. the Dolphins and at least 2 more after that. Los Angeles will move forward with RBs Kalen Ballage, Joshua Kelley and Troymaine Pope, who's questionable for Week 10 with his concussion.

Bengals RB Joe Mixon (foot) has been downgraded to out for Sunday's game against the Steelers. He reportedly has a shot to return for next weekend's game vs. Washington. Gio Bernard gets at least 1 more game as Cincinnati's lead back.

The Bills have placed CB Josh Norman on the COVID list after he tested positive. Buffalo has also placed TE Tyler Kroft, CB Levi Wallace and S Dean Marlowe on the list as close contacts. They won't travel for Sunday's game against the Cardinals. That removes a starting corner (Wallace) and the potential replacement for S Micah Hyde if Hyde turns up inactive. He's questionable after sustaining an ankle injury Thursday that kept him out of Friday's practice. So Buffalo could be facing Arizona down 2 of its top 3 outside CBs and starting a 3rd-stringer at safety.

The Seahawks have downgraded RBs Chris Carson (foot) and Carlos Hyde (hamstring) to out for Sunday's game against the Rams. That keeps DeeJay Dallas and Travis Homer as the backfield leaders for the game with the 2nd-highest over/under for the week (54.5 points). Seattle also activated RB Alex Collins from the practice squad on Saturday.

The Dolphins on Saturday elevated WR Antonio Callaway from the practice squad. We wouldn't consider the former Cleveland Brown a fantasy option for Week 10, but his role will be interesting to watch as the team deals with Preston Williams landing on IR.

The Packers have activated LB Christian Kirksey. He has been out since Week 3 with a right shoulder injury. Green Bay has had no one settle in as a regular with starter-level playing time at ILB since Kirksey went down. We're treating him as a starter right away for his 1st game back Sunday against Jacksonville. Check out where Kirksey lands in our Week 10 IDP rankings.

The Dolphins have activated LB Kyle Van Noy off the COVID list, which puts him back in line to play Sunday against the Chargers. We've got him back in the Week 10 LB rankings.

The Bengals have activated DE Sam Hubbard from IR. Hubbard missed the past 3 games with an elbow injury but should be ready for Sunday's game against the Steelers. Hubbard belongs in IDP lineups most weeks when healthy, though this isn't a great matchup.

Bears WR Allen Robinson (knee) is questionable for Monday night's game against the Vikings. Robinson managed limited practices all week and appears likely to play. Check to see if Darnell Mooney or Anthony Miller is available as an insurance option in your fantasy football league.

 
 
 

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