Shark Bites

Colts WR Dontrelle Inman is expected to play today against the Texans, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. Inman's officially questionable with shoulder and finger injuries but in limited practices all week. Inman caught 9 balls over the past 2 games and scored in each. He finished 5 of his past 8 games with 4+ receptions.

Eagles DE Michael Bennett (foot) is questionable for Sunday's game against the Bears. Bennett has played through "questionable" tags for weeks and put in a full practice Friday. Expect him to be in the lineup.

Colts WR Dontrelle Inman (shoulder, finger) was limited in practice all week and is listed as questionable for Saturday's game against the Texans. WR Zach Pascal (knee) is also listed as questionable. He was sidelined on Tuesday, limited on Wednesday and a full-go on Thursday. We're expecting both of these guys to play but will find out for sure around 3 pm ET on Saturday. WR Ryan Grant (toe) has been ruled out.

Broncos TE Matt LaCosse (ankle) isn’t listed on the final Week 17 injury report. He’ll return for Sunday’s game against the Chargers but is a weak fantasy play.

Broncos TE Matt LaCosse (ankle) is inactive for tonight's game against the Raiders. He opened the week on the sideline but returned for a pair of limited practices. That leaves the Broncos with Brian Parker -- who has seen 7 targets on the year -- as their top available TE.

Texans WR Demaryius Thomas will miss the rest of the season with a ruptured left Achilles, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. It's a devastating injury for the 31-year-old and makes him questionable for the start of the 2019 campaign. It's also a big loss for a Texans team thin at WR. We'll see if they get rookie Keke Coutee (hamstring) back for Week 17. DeAndre Carter and Vyncint Smith are Houston's other WRs.

Texans WR Demaryius Thomas was carted to the locker room after suffering what appeared to be a right knee injury in the 2nd half of Sunday's game against the Eagles. This has the look of a serious injury. We'll update Thomas' status when we learn more.

Update: The team announced Thomas with an Achilles injury. If it's torn, he'll be done for the season.

Eagles DE Michael Bennett (foot) is active for today's game against the Texans. He has played through questionable tags for several weeks and is fine for usual IDP usage in a high-upside matchup.

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport hears that it's "possible" WR Josh Gordon is reinstated for the 2019 season. He's suspended indefinitely and will need to show the league he's clean for a "sustained period of time," according to Rapoport. Frankly, we weren't betting on Gordon ever stepping on an NFL field again. So hearing that he could be back next season is surprising. Still just 27, Gordon is worth stashing in most dynasty leagues.

Patriots WR Josh Gordon announced Thursday that he's stepping away from the team to focus on his mental health. NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reports that Gordon is facing another indefinite suspension for violating terms of his reinstatement under the substance abuse policy. Don't expect to see him on the field again this season -- and this could spell the end of Gordon's NFL career. It's obviously a significant loss for the Patriots. Gordon has played over 70% of New England offensive snaps since arriving and averaged 6.2 targets per game. WR Chris Hogan would seem like the big winner, but he averaged just 4.7 targets and 2.3 catches over the first 3 weeks before the Gordon trade. We should see some more WR Cordarrelle Patterson, while WR Julian Edelman, TE Rob Gronkowski and RB James White could also pick up an extra target or 2.

Update: Gordon has been suspended indefinitely for violating the terms of his reinstatement under the substance abuse policy. It's the 5th suspension of his NFL career and could result in permanent banishment from the league.

Eagles DE Michael Bennett (foot) is active for tonight's game against the Rams. He has played through multiple questionable tags and is fine to use if you waited for him in IDP lineups.

Eagles DE Michael Bennett (foot) is questionable for Sunday night's game against the Rams. Bennett played through questionable tags each of the past 2 weeks and put in a full Friday practice this week. Expect Bennett to play Sunday night, albeit in a poor matchup for sack upside.

Colts WR Dontrelle Inman (shoulder) put in a full week of practice and isn’t listed on the final injury report. He’d take on a bigger role against the Cowboys on Sunday if T.Y. Hilton can’t go. But even then, Inman would be a desperation fantasy play.

Eagles DE Michael Bennett (foot) is active for today's game against the Cowboys. He delivered 2 sacks in the 1st meeting with Dallas and is an upside option for IDP lineups today.

Eagles DL Michael Bennett (foot) is questionable for Sunday's game against the Cowboys. He opened the practice week with a limited Wednesday workout before sitting out Wednesday and then returning to a full practice Friday. It's a strange progression, but the full-practice finish makes Bennett look likely to play. We'll check his status Sunday afternoon.

Colts WR Dontrelle Inman (shoulder) is out for Sunday’s game against the Texans. He had been serving as Indy’s #2 WR, a job that now figures to go to Ryan Grant. He’s still not a recommended fantasy play, though.

Patriots RB Rex Burkhead (neck) is active for today’s game against the Vikings. He shouldn’t be in fantasy lineups in his 1st action since Week 3, but we’re curious to see how much work he steals from Sony Michel and James White.

Patriots WR Julian Edelman's ankle injury is "not considered serious," ESPN's Adam Schefter reports. "He's not expected to miss much, if any, time," Schefter adds. Edelman is helped by New England's Week 11 bye. It sounds like he has a shot to be ready come Week 12. We'll keep an eye on him when the Pats return to practice next week.

Patriots WR Julian Edelman left in the 4th quarter of Sunday's game in Tennessee with an ankle injury. He's officially questionable to return -- but don't expect to see him back out there with New England down big. We'll look for an update on Edelman's status.

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Patriots RB Sony Michel (knee) is active for today’s game against the Titans. It’ll be his 1st action since Week 7, which adds some risk to his outlook. But Michel racked up 316 yards and 4 TDs on 67 carries in his last 3 healthy games, so there’s clearly RB1 upside here.

 
 
 

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