Shark Bites

Packers RB Ty Montgomery (ribs) is inactive for tonight’s game against the Steelers. He didn’t practice all week and wasn't particularly close to playing. Consider him questionable for Week 13. With RB Aaron Jones (knee) also out, Jamaal Williams gets another game as Green Bay’s feature back. He carried 18 times and saw 6 targets last week.

Broncos WR Emmanuel Sanders (ankle) is active for today’s game against the Raiders. He put in just 2 limited practices this week, leaving him as a risk/reward fantasy play in this plus matchup.

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport confirms that Broncos WR Emmanuel Sanders (ankle) is expected to play against the Raiders today. He didn't practice on Wednesday and then was limited on Thursday and Friday, so it's tough to believe he's anywhere close to 100%. A plus matchup with the Raiders keeps Sanders in the mix. But between the ankle and a new starting QB, he's a risky Week 12 fantasy play.

Bucs QB Jameis Winston's return is "coming rather quickly," according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. Winston recently had a platelet-rich plasma injection to help speed up the healing in his throwing shoulder and is scheduled for an MRI on Monday. It sounds like he could be back for Week 13 if that goes well. Winston was struggling before missing time, so we'd make him earn his way back into fantasy lineups. But he could be an option in Weeks 14 and 15 in decent matchups at home for the Lions and Falcons. He travels to Carolin for Week 16.

Saints starting CBs Marshon Lattimore (ankle) and Ken Crawley (abdomen) have been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Rams. That leaves reserve corners stepping into a lineup that Washington QB Kirk Cousins carved up a week ago. The matchup favors the Rams' run game, but there's plenty of upside for Jared Goff and the receivers. WR Sammy Watkins, in particular, carries much more upside than usual with Robert Woods out.

Broncos WR Emmanuel Sanders (ankle) is listed as questionable for this Sunday’s game against the Raiders. He’s expected to play but won’t be at 100% after putting in just 2 limited practices this week. It leaves him as a risk/reward fantasy play in the plus matchup.

Packers RB Ty Montgomery (ribs) is doubtful for Sunday night’s game against the Steelers. He didn’t practice all week and won’t play. With RB Aaron Jones (knee) also out, Jamaal Williams gets another game as Green Bay’s feature back. That has him in the RB2 mix, despite the difficult matchup.

Packers RB Ty Montgomery (ribs) remained sidelined on Wednesday. At this point, fantasy owners should be operating under the assumption that Montgomery won't play against the Steelers on Sunday night. That'd make Jamaal Williams the Packers' feature back again. He played 88% of the snaps last week, racking up 18 carries and 6 targets.

Saints CB Marshon Lattimore left Sunday's win over Washington twice because of a left ankle injury. He initially hurt it on Washington's 1st series of the game and remained out through the rest of the half. Lattimore returned after the break but left again early in the 3rd quarter and did not return. We'll see about his status heading into a Week 12 visit to the Rams.

Buccaneers HC Dirk Koetter announced Monday that QB Jameis Winston will miss a 3rd straight game with his injured right shoulder. That means a 3rd straight start for Ryan Fitzpatrick, this time at the Falcons. Atlanta has presented a negative scoring matchup for fantasy QBs so far, but Fitzpatrick will be a fringe streaming option again -- especially in an offense that can't run the ball. He has tossed 2+ TD passes twice this season after 2 starts and a pair of relief appearances.

Saints S Kenny Vaccaro (groin) and LB A.J. Klein (ankle) are inactive for today's game against Washington. It's the 2nd straight missed game for Vaccaro, which will put CB P.J. Williams in primary coverage on Washington slot WR Jamison Crowder. Manti Te'o should start in Klein's place but is only a marginal IDP option.

Packers RB Ty Montgomery (ribs) didn’t practice all week and is out for Sunday’s game against the Ravens. There’s no timetable for his return, but HC Mike McCarthy did say Friday that he doesn’t think Montgomery’s injury is a “long-term concern.” With RB Aaron Jones (knee) also out, Jamaal Williams is a volume-based RB2 option for Week 11.

Lions RB Dwayne Washington (hip) is out for this weekend’s game against the Bears. Zach Zenner should step in as Detroit’s #3 RB but isn’t a fantasy option.

Bucs QB Jameis Winston is under investigation by the NFL for a sexual assault allegation. He's being accused of inappropriately touching an Uber driver in March of 2016. The league sent a letter to the alleged victim informing her that they're looking into the matter. Winston, of course, is no stranger to off-field issues. We'll continue to track the story.

Packers RB Ty Montgomery (ribs) missed his 2nd straight practice on Thursday. He's looking like a long shot to play against the Ravens this weekend. With Montgomery and Aaron Jones out, Jamaal Williams is a good bet for 15+ touches. He's in the RB2 mix, despite a negative matchup.

Packers HC Mike McCarthy said Monday that RB Ty Montgomery (ribs) "has a chance" to play against the Ravens this weekend. McCarthy added that Montgomery is still going through tests but had no other details on his status. We'll keep a close eye on him throughout this week.

Packers RB Ty Montgomery suffered a rib injury in the 1st half of Sunday's game in Chicago and is done for the day. This is presumably related to the rib issue that cost him a game back in October, but we should learn more over the next 24 hours. With RB Aaron Jones out with a knee injury, Jamaal Williams is left as Green Bay's lead back.

Bucs HC Dirk Koetter announced Monday that he's shutting down QB Jameis Winston (shoulder) for "several weeks." It's the right move. Winston is dealing with an AC joint sprain and rear deltoid issue, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. He's been unable to make it through 2 of Tampa Bay's last 4 games and completed under 56% of his passes in 3 of them. The Bucs have already had their bye, so Winston won't get any help there. He's certainly droppable in shallower fantasy leagues. Ryan Fitzpatrick draws the start vs. the Jets this week and is a viable QB2.

Bucs QB Jameis Winston was pulled at halftime of Sunday's game in New Orleans after aggravating his shoulder injury. He landed hard on that right shoulder late in the 2nd quarter and was clearly bothered the rest of the half. Winston finishes 7 of 13 for 67 scoreless yards. We'll see about his status for Week 10 and beyond. QB Ryan Fitzpatrick will finish out today's game vs. the Saints.

Broncos WR Emmanuel Sanders (ankle) is active for today’s game against the Eagles. He was limited in practice all week, so that ankle might still be an issue. QB Brock Osweiler will definitely be an issue. Sanders is just a WR3 in this spot.

 
 
 

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