Washington on Tuesday placed CB Quinton Dunbar on IR with the shin injury that has dogged him since Week 6. The nerve issue messed with Dunbar's participation during the week and gameday availability since. He reappeared for playing time in Week 9 and Week 12 but never took the field for consecutive games after the initial injury. When healthy, Dunbar did play well in his 1st shot at starting. If he can get the shin issue healed up ahead of next season, Dunbar could enter 2019 as an IDP sleeper.
Seahawks HC Pete Carroll confirmed on Monday that RB Chris Carson (finger) "should be able to play" against the Vikings on Sunday night. "He came out fine in the game other than his finger, and it should be OK," Carroll said. Old Pete is notoriously optimistic when it comes to injuries, but Carson should be able to play through the dislocated finger. He'll be a lower-end RB2 vs. a Minnesota defense allowing just 3.4 yards per carry over the past 4 games.
Seahawks RB Chris Carson injured his finger in the 4th quarter of Sunday’s game against the 49ers. He headed back to the locker room for x-rays. We’ll pass along an update on Carson when we get one. His absence would leave Seattle’s backfield to Rashaad Penny and Mike Davis.
Update: HC Pete Carroll said after the game that Carson dislocated his index finger. He got it stitched up and is expected to be fine.
Panthers TE Greg Olsen told reporters after Sunday's loss that he ruptured the plantar fascia in his right foot and expects to miss the rest of the season. This is the same foot that Olsen has broken twice over the past 2 seasons, and he believes the latest injury was a result of trying to compensate for those previous breaks. Olsen's absence will leave Ian Thomas as Carolina's lead pass-catching TE the rest of the way. In the 3 games Olsen missed earlier this year, Thomas totaled 8 catches on 14 targets. He'll be a low-end spot-start option moving forward.
Panthers TE Greg Olsen is out for the rest of Sunday's game against the Bucs with a right foot injury. That's the same foot he's broken twice over the past 2 seasons. Olsen's 2018 campaign might be very well be over. That'd leave rookie Ian Thomas as Carolina's lead TE.
Washington CB Quinton Dunbar is questionable once again for Monday night's visit to Philadelphia. He continues to deal with the nerve issue in his right shin, which allowed him to play on Thanksgiving. But Dunbar missed practice all this week. The team website reports that the team is "hopeful that with enough rest he might be able to go." HC Jay Gruden was similarly non-committal: "Yeah, I don’t know. This is a unique deal. When you're talking about the nerve and you're talking about that area for a guy who utilizes his speed, it's tough. It's only something that Quinton can help us along with. It's all about what he feels comfortable with. Last week, he felt comfortable enough to play, but you could see he was struggling with it as the game went on.” The Monday night kick makes Dunbar not worth waiting for unless you're looking well down the list for a starting DB. We've knocked him down our Week 13 DB rankings.
Washington CB Quinton Dunbar is questionable for Sunday's game against the Texans. He's still dealing with the nerve issue in his right shin that has already cost him 3 games and limited his playing time when he tried to return for Week 9. Dunbar posted big numbers in that contest but stayed on the field for just 40% of the snaps. He's not likely to repeat that performance. You're best off leaving Dunbar out until he's all the way back. He didn't practice at all this week.
The Seahawks have deemed LB K.J. Wright doubtful for Thursday night's game against the Packers. Wright had to leave Sunday's loss to the Rams early because of his bothersome knee and hasn't practiced this week. Jacob Martin got the extra snaps against the Rams and looks like the next guy in. There should be no Seattle LB other than Bobby Wagner in your IDP plans, though.
Seahawks OC Brian Schottenheimer said Tuesday that RB Chris Carson will start Thursday night's game against the Packers. That means absolutely nothing other than Carson being on the field for Seattle's first offensive snap. But Carson was operating as the clear lead ball-carrier before missing most of Week 9 and all of Week 10 with a hip injury. Consider him the best bet for carries on Thursday night, but RBs Mike Davis and Rashaad Penny also figure to remain plenty involved.
Seahawks RB Chris Carson (hip) is on track to return for Thursday night's game against the Packers, HC Pete Carroll said. Carson has been operating as Seattle's lead back but will now need to contend with rookie Rashaad Penny's breakout Week 10 -- in addition to Mike Davis. The crowd leaves all 3 of these guys as risk/reward RB3s for Week 11.
Seahawks S Bradley McDougald (knee) and LB K.J. Wright (knee) are active for today's game against the Rams. McDougald played through the issue last week but left the game early. He remains a risky IDP option. Wright has been playing through questionable tags since returning from his August knee surgery and is fine for IDP usage.
Seahawks RB Chris Carson (hip) is inactive for today’s game against the Rams. Mike Davis should serve as Seattle’s lead back and is an upside RB2 in fantasy lineups. RBs Rashaad Penny and C.J. Prosise are also active for the ‘Hawks.
Washington CB Quinton Dunbar (shin) is out for today’s game against the Buccaneers. He missed practice all week after leaving last Sunday’s contest early.
Lions DE Ezekiel Ansah (shoulder) is active for today’s game against the Bears. He’s OK for use in deep IDP leagues but saw only limited playing time in his Week 9 return and doesn’t face a great matchup vs. Chicago.
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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