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Seahawks RB Chris Carson (hip) is not expected to play against the Rams later today, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports. Schefter adds that a final decision won't be made until pregame warmups. We'll get Carson's official status around 3 pm ET, but he should obviously be on fantasy benches. RB Mike Davis should serve as Seattle's lead back today and is a solid RB2 in fantasy lineups.

Seahawks S Bradley McDougald (knee) and LB K.J. Wright (knee) are questionable for Sunday's game against the Rams. Both guys entered Week 9 questionable as well. McDougald left the game early and then missed Wednesday and Thursday practices. He returned for a limited workout Friday but makes for a high-risk IDP option in a negative matchup for DB scoring. Wright saw normal playing time in Week 9. He missed Thursday's practice between limited workouts Wednesday and Friday. We'll check the status on both Sunday afternoon.

Washington CB Quinton Dunbar (shin) is questionable for Sunday's game at Tampa Bay. He returned for last week's clash with Atlanta but made it through just 40% of the defensive snaps before leaving. He then missed practice all week. Don't bother with Dunbar in IDP lineups.

Lions DE Ezekiel Ansah (shoulder) is questionable for Sunday's game against the Bears. He played through a questionable tag last week and then put in limited practices all this week, so we'd bet on him playing again.

Seahawks RB Chris Carson (hip) is listed as questionable for Sunday’s game against the Rams. He didn't practice all week, but HC Pete Carroll suggested Friday that Carson will be a game-time decision. We’ll look for another update on Sunday morning, but we might not find out his official status until 3 pm ET. Mike Davis will serve as Seattle’s lead back if Carson can’t play.

Seahawks RB Chris Carson (hip) didn't practice on Wednesday. Don't expect him to practice much, if at all, this week after aggravating that hip issue on Sunday. The best-case scenario probably has him as a game-time decision for this weekend's tilt with the Rams. Mike Davis will serve as Seattle's lead back if Carson can't go.

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Seahawks HC Pete Carroll described RB Chris Carson as "sore" after Sunday's loss to the Chargers. “I talked to Chris and it was about like it was last week,” Carroll said of Carson's troublesome hip. “He’s sore, but he was sore last week and he made it through. We’ll have to wait and see and just go day to day with him. We’ll take care of him earlier in the week and see how he rounds out later in the week.” It sounds like Carson didn't suffer any new structural damage and has a shot to play against the Rams on Sunday. We'll monitor his status throughout the week. Mike Davis will serve as Seattle's lead back if Carson is sidelined.

Seahawks S Bradley McDougald left Sunday's loss to the Chargers midway through because of the knee issues that rendered him questionable for the game. HC Pete Carroll told the Seattle Times afterward that the knee "just tightened up again and he couldn't finish." McDougald returned for 1 fourth-quarter snap when fellow starting safety Tedric Thompson briefly left the game. We'll see about McDougald's status heading into Week 10's visit to the Rams.

Seahawks RB Chris Carson aggravated his hip injury in the 1st half of Sunday's game against the Chargers and is doubtful to return. He carried 8 times for 40 yards before exiting. Mike Davis will operate as Seattle's lead back the rest of the way.

Seahawks S Bradley McDougald (knee) and LB K.J. Wright (knee) are active for today’s game against the Chargers. Each entered the day questionable but looks OK for normal IDP usage

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Seahawks RB Chris Carson (hip) is active for today’s game against the Chargers. He was reportedly a game-time decision for this one, so he obviously won’t be anywhere close to 100%. Consider Carson a risk/reward RB2.

Texans OLB/DE Jadeveon Clowney (groin) is active for today's game against the Broncos. He entered the day questionable but looks fine for normal IDP usage in a solid pass-rushing matchup.

Lions DE Ezekial Ansah is active for today's game against the Vikings. He had been sidelined since suffering a shoulder injury in the 1st half of Week 1. We'll see just how many snaps he's in for. Ansah's a deep option for IDP owners but carries lots of risk as well.

The Lions "are optimistic" that DE Ezekiel Ansah will finally return from his Week 1 shoulder injury today against the Vikings, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. Ansah will test it out pregame, and it's tough to know just how much we can expect Ansah to play. But he's at least expected to be available for the 1st time since the 1st half of the 1st game. Ansah's return will likely affect the playing time of recent IDP stud DE Romeo Okwara, who has been manning Ansah's right DE spot.

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports that Seahawks RB Chris Carson is a game-time decision for today's clash with the Chargers. The team reportedly needs to test his injured hip before the game to see whether he's ready to go. If Carson sits, Mike Davis becomes a viable fantasy starter. The 4:05 p.m. ET kickoff means that some fantasy owners might need to look in a different direction for their Week 9 lineups.

UPDATE: Ian Rapoport says the Seahawks are "optimistic" that Carson plays. So keep that in mind as you decide between waiting for Carson and playing an earlier option.

Seahawks S Bradley McDougald (knee) and OLB K.J. Wright (knee) are questionable for Sunday's game against the Chargers, and neither's situation looks particularly encouraging. McDougald missed practiced Wednesday, returned to a limited workout Thursday but then sat out again Friday. Wright sat Wednesday and Thursday before a limited Friday workout. We'll check their statuses Sunday afternoon. If your deciding between either and an early-game option, though, go with the earlier.

Texans OLB Jadeveon Clowney (groin) is questionable for Sunday's game against the Broncos. He didn't appear on the Wednesday injury report but then was limited Thursday and Friday. Clowney says he's ready to play against the Broncos, though. We'll confirm his status Sunday.

Lions DE Ezekiel Ansah is questionable for Sunday's game against the Vikings with his shoulder injury. He put in limited practices all week, but that's happened before. He hasn't appeared in a game since Week 1, though. We'll see about his status Sunday morning. Ansah probably needs to make it through a game before most of us can use him in IDP lineups. If he's out again, Romeo Okwara remains the lead guy at the right DE spot.

Seahawks RB Chris Carson (hip) is listed as questionable for this weekend’s game against the Chargers. He was added to the injury report on Thursday and limited again in Friday’s practice. “A little groin thing he's feeling,” HC Pete Carroll said Friday. “Just got to make sure on gameday he's feeling okay.” The 4:05 pm ET kickoff here makes this a tricky situation. We’ll look for an update on Carson’s status Sunday morning. If he can’t go, Mike Davis would be a better fantasy bet than Rashaad Penny.

The Patriots plan to bench WR Josh Gordon for "several series" during tonight's game against the Bills because of tardiness, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. His absence will reportedly amount to about a quarter of action, with "regular playing time after that." This situation isn't likely to change many redraft plans for tonight, but it adds risk to Gordon if you're building any DFS lineups that include tonight's game. Throw in the matchup with CB Tre'Davious White and Gordon's extreme popularity for fantasy, and he looks like a good player to fade in DFS. We'll see if any off-field issues persist for Gordon in New England.

 
 
 

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