Shark Bites

Colts TE Eric Ebron (shin, quad, ankle, knee) missed his 2nd straight practice on Thursday. He's obviously banged up and appears to be in danger of missing this weekend's game against the Jets. We'll get another update tomorrow. Ebron's absence would leave Erik Swoope as the Colts' lead TE.

Colts TE Eric Ebron didn't practice on Wednesday. He's listed on the injury report with shin, quad, ankle and knee issues. Ebron is obviously banged up after a busy outing last Thursday night, but we've heard nothing to suggest that he's in danger of missing this weekend's game against the Jets. We'll get another update tomorrow.

Rams LB Mark Barron (Achilles') is active for today's game against the Seahawks. He's set to start in his season debut after missing the 1st 4 games -- and all summer. If you've waited, he's available. But we'd prefer to wait a week before using him in an IDP lineup.

As expected, Steelers S Morgan Burnett (groin) and LB Vince Williams (hamstring) are inactive for today's game against the Falcons. Each player entered the day doubtful. Burnett's absence means a 3rd straight start for rookie S Terrell Edmunds. Anthony Chickillo looks likeliest to fill in for Williams, though Tyler Matakevich could also enter the picture.

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports that Rams LB Mark Barron is expected to start today against the Seahawks. Barron missed the 1st 4 games while dealing with an Achilles' injury. Rams DC Wade Phillips said early in the week that he expects to watch Barron through the game to determine how many snaps he can handle. IDP owners would probably be best off waiting to use Barron in lineups.

Rams LB Mark Barron is questionable for Sunday's game against the Seahawks. Rams coaches reportedly remain hopeful that he'll make his regular-season debut. HC Sean McVay said early in the week that Barron would return to starter status. DC Wade Phillips cautioned Friday that they'll need to watch Barron during the game to see how much of a workload he can handle in his 1st action, according to Rams Wire. You'd be best off keeping Barron out of your Week 5 IDP lineup while we see how ready he is.

Steelers LB Vince Williams is doubtful for Sunday's game against the Falcons after missing practice all week with a hamstring injury.

Steelers WR JuJu Smith-Schuster (abdomen) isn’t listed on the final injury report after putting in a full practice on Friday. Keep the 2nd-year stud locked into fantasy lineups for Sunday night's game against the Ravens.

After sitting out on Wednesday, Steelers WR JuJu Smith-Schuster (abdomen) put in a limited practice on Thursday. The fact that he wasn't a full go means he's likely dealing with a legitimate injury, but there's no reason to believe he won't play against the Ravens on Sunday night.

Colts TE Eric Ebron (shoulder, knee) returned to a full practice on Thursday. It looks like his absence on Wednesday was just a day off. With TE Jack Doyle looking unlikely to suit up against the Texans this weekend, Ebron will be a top-10 play.

Steelers WR JuJu Smith-Schuster (abdomen) did not practice on Wednesday. He seemed to come out of Monday night's win just fine, so this is probably just a rest day. Check back tomorrow for another update on Smith-Schuster's status

Colts TE Eric Ebron did not practice on Wednesday and is listed on the injury report with shoulder and knee issues. Ebron played all of last week's game against the Eagles, so this could just be an early-week day off. Check back tomorrow for another update.

Steelers TE Vance McDonald (foot) is active for today’s game against the Chiefs. We’re expecting him to quickly emerge as Pittsburgh’s lead pass-catching TE, but we’d try not to use McDonald after he missed all of August.

Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger (elbow) is active for today’s game against the Chiefs. He sat out practice early in the week, but there was never any concern about his availability. Big Ben is an elite fantasy play at home for a leaky Chiefs defense.

Steelers DE Cameron Heyward (knee) and CB Artie Burns (toe) are active for today's game against the Chiefs. Each entered the day as questionable but is fine to use as you normally would in IDP leagues.

Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger (elbow) will play against the Chiefs tomorrow, ESPN's Dianna Russini confirms. Roethlisberger is listed as questionable but put in a full practice. His elbow issue never seemed like a real concern. Big Ben is an elite Week 2 fantasy play.

Steelers TE Vance McDonald (foot) is listed as questionable for Sunday’s game against the Chiefs. He was a full-go in practice all week, so we’re expecting him to play. McDonald could become a spot-start option down the line, but we wouldn’t trust him in Week 2 fantasy lineups.

Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger (elbow) is listed as questionable for this weekend’s game against the Chiefs. But he returned to a full practice on Friday after sitting out the previous 2 days. We don’t expect the elbow to be an issue this weekend. Big Ben is an elite fantasy play at home for a leaky Chiefs defense.

Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger (elbow) missed his 2nd straight practice on Thursday. “We’ll see how I feel tomorrow,” he said when asked if he'll practice Friday. The veteran could play without practicing, and we're still not very concerned about his Week 2 availability. HC Mike Tomlin characterized Roethlisberger's injury as minor earlier this week. We'll have another update on his status tomorrow.

Steelers HC Mike Tomlin said Tuesday that QB Ben Roethlisberger is dealing with a minor elbow injury and will be limited in practice early this week. It's unclear if it's his throwing arm. "It's just bumps and bruises associated with the game," Tomlin said. This doesn't sound like something to worry about, but we'll keep an eye on Big Ben. He's in an excellent spot this weekend at home against the Chiefs.

 
 
 

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