Shark Bites

Texans WR Will Fuller (groin) remained limited on Wednesday. NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reported a few days ago that Fuller is expected back for Sunday's game against the Chiefs, but HC Bill O'Brien was non-committal on Wednesday. We'll get another update on his status after Thursday's practice.

Packers RB Jamaal Williams (shoulder) put in a full practice on Wednesday. It's confirmation that he's on track to play against the Seahawks on Sunday. Williams will work as Green Bay's #2 RB, but his return definitely puts a dent in RB Aaron Jones' touch projection.

Ravens RB Mark Ingram (calf) missed his 2nd straight practice on Wednesday. He appears to be in real danger of missing Saturday night's game against the Titans. We'll get another update on his status tomorrow.

The Redskins hired Scott Turner as OC. He's re-uniting with Ron Rivera after working with him in Carolina the past 2 years. Turner replaced his father, Norv, as Panthers OC for the final 4 games of last season. That's his only experience calling plays at the NFL level.

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport hears that Ravens RB Mark Ingram is dealing with "tightness" in his injured calf. He practiced last week but was sidelined on Tuesday. "Pulled back to avoid re-injury," Rapoport adds. "He still has a chance to play the Titans on Saturday." We'll obviously keep a close eye on this over the next few days. Gus Edwards will serve as lead back, with rookie Justice Hill as the #2, if Ingram misses the Divisional Round game.

The Giants will hire Joe Judge as their next HC, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. It's an out-of-nowhere move. Judge spent the past 8 seasons in New England -- the first 7 as a special teams coach and 2019 as the WRs coach. Prior to that, he worked under Nick Saban at Alabama. At just 38 years old, he's now the league's 2nd-youngest HC. Frankly, that's about all we know about Judge at this point. We'll see who he tabs as his OC.

The Panthers are hiring Matt Rhule as their new HC, Yahoo Sports' Pete Thamel reports. Rhule has been a hot name in coaching circles after he led a 1-11 Baylor team in his first season to a combined 18-9 record over the past 2 years. He spent 4 seasons as Temple's HC prior to that and also has 1 year of experience as the Giants' assistant offensive line coach under Tom Coughlin. Rhule's Baylor squads ranked 25th, 19th and 43rd in the nation in passing yards per game.

Eagles RB Miles Sanders suffered a left knee injury in the Wild Card loss to the Seahawks. He was in a brace and on crutches on Monday but told reporters that he doesn't need surgery. We'll keep an eye on this, but it doesn't sound like something that'll impact his offseason. Sanders figures to fly off the board early in 2020 fantasy drafts after totaling 716 yards and 4 TDs over his final 7 games.

The Cowboys will name HC Mike McCarthy their new HC, according to Fox Sports' Jay Glazer. An official announcement is expected later this week. McCarthy spent 2006-2018 as Packers HC, compiling a 125-77-2 record, 9 playoff appearances and 1 Super Bowl. He was an OC before that and figures to have a big say in the Cowboys offense. But we'll see who McCarthy brings aboard as his OC.

The Cowboys have fired HC Jason Garrett. The move seemed inevitable but for some reason took until a full week after Dallas' season had ended to happen. Garrett spent the past 13 seasons with the Cowboys as either OC or HC. He finishes with an 85-67 record as HC but had far too many underachieving seasons. 2019 was chief among them, with Dallas going 8-8 despite a loaded roster. We'll see who the Cowboys tab as their new HC. We're also curious to see if they can hang on OC Kellen Moore, who showed promise at times as the play-caller this past year.

Eagles QB Carson Wentz sustained a concussion in the 1st half of Sunday's Wild Card loss to the Seahawks. It shouldn't impact his offseason but is worth filing away in case of another head injury. This was Wentz's 1st documented concussion.

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Eagles TE Zach Ertz is officially active for today's Wild Card game against the Seahawks. He's a risk/reward fantasy option playing through a cracked rib and lacerated kidney.

Texans WR Will Fuller (groin) is expected back for next weekend's Divisional Round game against the Chiefs, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. Fuller was seemingly close to suiting up for yesterday's win over the Bills but now should be closer to 100% in Kansas City. We'll track his practice participation this coming week.

Eagles TE Zach Ertz has been cleared to play in Sunday's Wild Card game against the Seahawks. He'll be doing so through what's been reported as a cracked rib and lacerated kidney. Ertz is clearly at risk of being limited and/or knocked out of this game, making him a shaky fantasy play. Dallas Goedert remains our top-ranked TE on the slate.

Bills DE Shaq Lawson (hamstring) is active for today's game against the Texans. CB Levi Wallace (ankle) is OUT. Both players entered the day questionable. Wallace's absence leaves Buffalo without its starting outside CB opposite Tre'Davious White. That's good news for Houston WR Kenny Stills (with Will Fuller out).

Texans TE Jordan Akins is inactive for today's game against the Bills after hurting his hamstring in practice this week. That boosts TE Darren Fells' projections by a target or 2.

As expected, Texans WR Will Fuller (groin) is inactive for today's game against the Bills. It's a significant loss for Houston's passing game. Kenny Stills will serve as the #2 WR, with either Keke Coutee or DeAndre Carter as the #3.

NBC Philadelphia's John Clark hears that there's "optimism" that Eagles TE Zach Ertz (kidney, rib) will play against the Seahawks on Sunday. "He has passed some very stringent tests, will need to pass some more to be cleared," Clark adds. We'll continue to keep an eye out for updates -- but we just adjusted our Wild Card Round projections for both Ertz and TE Dallas Goedert.

The Texans don't expect WR Will Fuller to play today against the Bills, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. This agrees with the earlier report we passed along from NFL Network's James Palmer. Fuller shouldn't be in your fantasy plans for this weekend.

Eagles RB Miles Sanders (ankle) put in a full practice on Friday and isn't listed on the final injury report for this weekend's game against the Seahawks. He seems to be in better shape health-wise than we initially thought. Sanders now looks like a more interesting play for both your playoff-long fantasy leagues and the Wild Card DFS slate.

 
 
 

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