Shark Bites

11:12am EST 12/14/18

The Jets have placed RB Isaiah Crowell (foot) on IR, ending his 2018 campaign. New York promoted RB De'Angelo Henderson from the practice squad to take Crowell's spot on the roster. Henderson and Trenton Cannon will handle change-of-pace duties behind Elijah McGuire over the final 3 weeks. McGuire is just a RB3 vs. a tough Texans defense on Saturday but has a more favorable matchup against the Packers in Week 16.

Eagles HC Doug Pederson labeled QB Carson Wentz "questionable" for Sunday night's game against the Rams. Pederson also revealed that Wentz is dealing with a stress fracture in his vertebra and will require 3 months to fully heal. We'll see how the Eagles officially list Wentz on the injury report this afternoon, but consider him a long shot to play vs. the Rams.

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports that the Chiefs believe CB Kendall Fuller suffered a wrist fracture in Thursday night's loss to the Chargers that will require surgery. That likely means Fuller is done for the season, which would leave the K.C. defense without its slot corner. That'd be good news for Seahawks slot WR Doug Baldwin in Week 16 if he's ready for the teams' showdown.

Giants WR Odell Beckham didn't have a specific injury to share when he spoke to reporters Thursday but said the bothersome quad "ain't right," according to ESPN's Jordan Raanan. Beckham apparently suffered the injury on the final play of the Nov. 25 game against the Eagles but played through it against the Bears the following week. As we passed along earlier, he did say it's getting better. Beckham also said he wouldn't know until Sunday whether he'll be able to play against the Titans. We'll be watching his status right up until the inactives come out.

Seahawks DT Jarran Reed and DE Frank Clark each sat out Thursday's practice after putting in limited workouts Wednesday. Clark's dealing with an elbow injury, while Reed has an oblique issue. Each appeared to arise in Monday night's win over the Vikings. We'll see if the Thursday absences are bad news or catch-up maintenance after Seattle played the late game in Week 14. Reed and Clark both look like starting options for IDP owners if they're healthy heading into the weekend.

Chargers WR Keenan Allen injured his hip in the 2nd quarter of Thursday night's game in Kansas City. He returned for 1 play but didn't look right and exited again. We'll update his status when we learn more.

Seahawks WR Doug Baldwin (hip) returned to a limited practice on Thursday. That gives him a shot to play against the 49ers this weekend, but we'll see what he's able to do in Friday's practice.

6:12pm EST 12/13/18

Chiefs WR Tyreek Hill (heel, wrist) is active for tonight’s game against the Chargers. He played through the injuries last week — effectively — and got in a couple of limited practices this week. He comes with more risk than usual tonight but still boasts big upside.

6:12pm EST 12/13/18

Chiefs RB Spencer Ware (shoulder, hamstring) is inactive for tonight’s game against the Chargers. So it’s Damien Williams, Darrell Williams and Charcandrick West in Kansas City’s backfield. Damien is the best bet for touches and is in the RB2 mix.

Chargers RB Melvin Gordon (knee) is inactive for tonight’s game against the Chiefs. He returned to limited practices this week and has a good shot to play Week 16. With Austin Ekeler (neck, concussion) also out, L.A. is down to RBs Justin Jackson, Detrez Newsome and Troymaine Pope. Jackson will serve as the lead back and projects for 15-20 touches, making him a RB2 with upside.

Bills RB LeSean McCoy (hamstring) returned to a limited practice on Thursday. "Felt good," McCoy said afterward. "Out there with my teammates. Getting loose. Trying to get comfortable again." It gives McCoy a shot to play against the Lions this weekend, but HC Sean McDermott remained non-committal. We'll get another update on Shady's status tomorrow.

49ers WRs Dante Pettis (foot) and Marquise Goodwin (calf) were added to the injury report on Thursday and limited in practice. The fact that both guys popped up here suggests this was more of a rest day. We'll know more about the situation after Friday's practice.

Texans WR Keke Coutee (hamstring) was limited in practice all week and is questionable for Saturday’s game against the Jets. We’ll find out whether he’s playing around 3 pm ET on Saturday, but Coutee will be a high-risk fantasy play if active.

Steelers RB James Conner (ankle) remained sidelined on Thursday. OC Randy Fichtner said that Conner could play without practicing, so he hasn't been ruled out. But he's still looking unlikely to play against the Patriots this weekend.

Falcons TE Austin Hooper (knee, ankle) missed his 2nd straight practice on Thursday. He now appears to be in danger of missing this weekend's game against the Cardinals. We'll get another update on Hooper tomorrow.

The Browns have ruled CB Denzel Ward (concussion) out for Saturday's game against the Broncos. That leaves Cleveland without its top cover man. It doesn't significantly boost the outlook for anyone in Denver's young WR corps, though.

Broncos WR Courtland Sutton (quad) isn't listed on the final Week 15 injury report. He missed some time with the quad injury last Sunday and was limited in practice early this week. But he put in a full workout on Thursday and should be ready for an every-down role against the Browns on Saturday. Despite last week's dud, Sutton remains in the WR3 mix.

Giants WR Odell Beckham (quad) was non-committal when asked Thursday afternoon about his status for this weekend's game against the Titans. He did add that his quad is "much better." We'll see if OBJ is able to get back on the practice field tomorrow.

Jets WR Quincy Enunwa (ankle) is out for Saturday's game against the Texans. That leaves Robby Anderson and Jermaine Kearse as New York's top 2 WRs. Anderson has some upside as a WR4 or DFS tournament play.

Jets RB Isaiah Crowell (toe) is out for Saturday night's game against the Texans. RB Elijah McGuire (ankle) is not listed on the final injury report after limited practices on Wednesday and Thursday. McGuire should see 15+ touches on Saturday but is just a RB3 vs. a tough Houston run defense.

 
 
 

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