Shark Bites

3:03pm EDT 10/23/16

Patriots LB Jamie Collins (hip) is active for today's game at Pittsburgh. He missed Week 6 but should be good to use as you normally would in your IDP league. Collins practiced all week.

Browns QB Cody Kessler left in the 2nd quarter of Sunday's game against the Bengals to be evaluated for a concussion. With QB Josh McCown (collarbone) still out, Kevin Hogan is Cleveland's backup QB.

Update: Kessler has been diagnosed with a concussion and is done for the day.

Patriots LB Jamie Collins (hip) traveled with the team to Pittsburgh for Sunday's game, according to ESPN. That would seem to put him in line to play, though we'll still have to check on his game status this afternoon. Collins entered the weekend questionable after missing Week 6. If you're planning to use Collins in your IDP lineup, make sure to have an insurance option available.

Colts WR Phillip Dorsett (hamstring) didn’t practice all week and is out for Sunday’s game against the Titans. Chester Rogers will step in as Indy’s #2 WR, putting him on the WR4 map in fantasy football.

Colts WR Phillip Dorsett missed the end of the 4th quarter and overtime on Sunday night with a hamstring injury. We'll keep an eye on him this coming week, but the 2nd-year wideout hasn't been much of a fantasy option. Week 6 marked his 5th straight game with 3 or fewer catches.

Patriots LB Jamie Collins (hip) is inactive for today's game against the Bengals. Collins' absence can't hurt the already positive receiving outlook for Bengals RB Gio Bernard.

The Patriots added LB Jamie Collins to the injury report Thursday with a hip issue that limited his practice time Thursday and Friday. He's questionable for Sunday's game against the Bengals. We'll check on his status Sunday.

Browns QB Cody Kessler (chest, ribs) practiced all week and isn’t on the final injury report. He’ll start Sunday’s game against the Titans but shouldn’t be in fantasy lineups. QB Josh McCown is out for Week 6, leaving rookie Kevin Hogan as Kessler’s backup.

Browns QB Cody Kessler (chest, ribs) put in a full practice on Thursday and is "ready to go" for this weekend's game against the Titans, according to HC Hue Jackson. The rookie hasn't embarrassed himself so far, completing 66.7% of his passes with 2 TDs and 1 INT. But he remains far from the fantasy radar.

Browns QB Cody Kessler (chest, ribs) is expected to play against the Titans this weekend, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. Kessler's x-rays came back negative, and the MRI must have also come back clean. The rookie has been serviceable so far, completing 66.7% of his passes, averaging 6.5 yards per attempt and tossing 2 TDs vs. 1 INT. QB Charlie Whitehurst would have been a downgrade.

X-rays on Browns QB Cody Kessler's chest and rib injuries came back negative, according to insider Mary Kay Cabot. He'll undergo an MRI tomorrow. "My goal is to come back as fast as possible and I'll know more in the next couple of days," Kessler said said after the loss. "Just see how it feels and stay on top of it and get treatment." If he can’t play against the Titans next week, Cleveland would be down to QB Charlie Whitehurst. We’d likely see Terrelle Pryor get some snaps at QB in that case.

Browns QB Cody Kessler suffered chest and rib injuries in the 1st half of Sunday's game against the Patriots. He's questionable to return. Charlie Whitehurst is the Browns' backup QB, but they could also use Terrelle Pryor.

Update: Kessler is out for the rest of the game.

Patriots LB Dont'a Hightower (knee) is active today against the Browns. That's no surprise after he played in Week 4, but he had been listed as questionable once again. Hightower's still a lower-level IDP option, though the Browns present attractive big-play upside.

Patriots WR Julian Edelman (foot) is active for today’s game against the Browns. He was added to the injury report on Thursday but was able to get in a limited practice on Friday. Edelman is safe to get into fantasy lineups in a plus matchup and with QB Tom Brady back in action.

Patriots WR Julian Edelman (foot) is expected to play against the Browns today, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. Edelman popped up on Thursday's injury report but got in a limited practice on Friday. We never heard any concern about the foot. He's a borderline WR1 in PPR and a strong WR2 in non-PPR with QB Tom Brady back.

Patriots WR Julian Edelman (foot) is listed as questionable for this weekend’s game against the Bills. He was added to the injury report on Thursday but was able to get in a limited practice on Friday. We’re guessing Edelman will play, but we’ll find out for sure by noon ET on Sunday.

Patriots WR Julian Edelman was added to Thursday's injury report with a foot. He was limited in practice. We won't hear anything from the team on his status, so we'll have to see what he does in practice on Friday. Edelman, of course, has had 2 foot surgeries over the past year.

Patriots LB Dont'a Hightower is active after missing the past 2 games with a knee injury. That should make him OK to use as you normally would in IDP leagues, given that Hightower has steadily increased his practice participation to this point. Of course, New England is consistently tough to predict. So use caution.

Falcons WR Mohamed Sanu will be playing with a separated shoulder today, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. Sanu suffered the injury last week. He didn't practice on Wednesday but put in a limited workout on Thursday and was a full participant on Friday. We'll see how big a factor the shoulder is against the Panthers today, but Sanu is an extremely shaky fantasy starter.

Colts WR Phillip Dorsett (ankle) is active for this morning's game against the Jaguars. He was added to the injury report on Friday and limited in practice, but we never heard any concern about his status. Dorsett is fine to get into fantasy lineups as a WR3 with upside.

 
 
 

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