Shark Bites

Packers RB Ty Montgomery (ribs) is out for this weekend's game against the Bucs. He's yet to practice since re-injuring his ribs on November 12 and has no timetable for return. We'll see if RB Aaron Jones (knee) is able to play on Sunday.

Packers RBs Ty Montgomery (ribs) and Aaron Jones (knee) remained sidelined on Wednesday. Neither guy looks like a particularly good bet to play against the Bucs this weekend. That'd leave Jamaal Williams in a feature-back role again. He's played 85.4% of Green Bay’s snaps and racked up 39 carries and 11 targets over the past 2 weeks.

Packers RB Ty Montgomery (ribs) is inactive for tonight’s game against the Steelers. He didn’t practice all week and wasn't particularly close to playing. Consider him questionable for Week 13. With RB Aaron Jones (knee) also out, Jamaal Williams gets another game as Green Bay’s feature back. He carried 18 times and saw 6 targets last week.

Packers RB Ty Montgomery (ribs) is doubtful for Sunday night’s game against the Steelers. He didn’t practice all week and won’t play. With RB Aaron Jones (knee) also out, Jamaal Williams gets another game as Green Bay’s feature back. That has him in the RB2 mix, despite the difficult matchup.

Packers RB Ty Montgomery (ribs) remained sidelined on Wednesday. At this point, fantasy owners should be operating under the assumption that Montgomery won't play against the Steelers on Sunday night. That'd make Jamaal Williams the Packers' feature back again. He played 88% of the snaps last week, racking up 18 carries and 6 targets.

Packers RB Ty Montgomery (ribs) didn’t practice all week and is out for Sunday’s game against the Ravens. There’s no timetable for his return, but HC Mike McCarthy did say Friday that he doesn’t think Montgomery’s injury is a “long-term concern.” With RB Aaron Jones (knee) also out, Jamaal Williams is a volume-based RB2 option for Week 11.

Packers RB Ty Montgomery (ribs) missed his 2nd straight practice on Thursday. He's looking like a long shot to play against the Ravens this weekend. With Montgomery and Aaron Jones out, Jamaal Williams is a good bet for 15+ touches. He's in the RB2 mix, despite a negative matchup.

Packers HC Mike McCarthy said Monday that RB Ty Montgomery (ribs) "has a chance" to play against the Ravens this weekend. McCarthy added that Montgomery is still going through tests but had no other details on his status. We'll keep a close eye on him throughout this week.

The Seahawks expect S Earl Thomas to return for Sunday night's game against the Falcons, HC Pete Carroll told 710 ESPN Radio in Seattle on Monday. Thomas missed the past 2 games with a hamstring injury. We'll keep an eye on his participation and status through the week to see if we can get him into IDP lineups without waiting for the Sunday night inactives.

Packers RB Ty Montgomery suffered a rib injury in the 1st half of Sunday's game in Chicago and is done for the day. This is presumably related to the rib issue that cost him a game back in October, but we should learn more over the next 24 hours. With RB Aaron Jones out with a knee injury, Jamaal Williams is left as Green Bay's lead back.

Seahawks S Earl Thomas (hamstring) is doubtful for Thursday night's game against the Cardinals. That'll leave Bradley McDougald to fill in once again. He played 100% of the snaps in the loss to Washington, logging 5 total tackles (2 solo). The Arizona matchup carries more upside and makes McDougald a fringe IDP starting option for Week 10. Missing Thomas is certainly not good for the Seattle D but doesn't change its status as a starting fantasy unit. Elsewhere on the defense, CB Richard Sherman (Achilles') and DT Sheldon Richardson (oblique) are questionable.

Seahawks HC Pete Carroll said on 710 ESPN in Seattle on Monday that he doesn't know yet whether S Earl Thomas' hamstring will be ready for Thursday night's game at Arizona. Carroll added that they likely won't know until Thursday whether the veteran will play. If he's active, Thomas will be worth the risk in many IDP lineups, given the turnover upside with Drew Stanton under center for the Cards.

Ravens DT Michael Pierce (illness) is active for today's game against the Titans. Teammates CB Lardarius Webb and CB Jimmy Smith are also playing through "questionable" tags. None is a meaningful IDP option this week.

The Seahawks have ruled S Earl Thomas (hamstring) out for Sunday's game against Washington. That removes a high-upside DB from IDP lineups and obviously dings the Seattle team defense, but the Seahawks remain a strong option against a Washington offense that will likely miss at least of its starting O-linemen. Elsewhere on the defense, S Kam Chancellor (ankle), MLB Bobby Wagner (hamstring), slot CB Jeremy Lane (thigh) and DT Sheldon Richardson (oblique) are all questionable. If all those guys sit out, then things might look a little different. We'll update Chancellor's and Wagner's statuses for IDP owners on Sunday. The others aren't IDP factors. Wagner and Chancellor each put in full practices Friday after sitting out the previous 2 days.

Saints WR Willie Snead (hamstring) isn’t listed on the final Week 8 injury report and will play against the Bears on Sunday. He got just 21 snaps and 3 targets in his lone appearance this season and can’t be trusted in fantasy lineups right now.

Ravens S Tony Jefferson (ankle), S Eric Weddle (ankle) and OLB Terrell Suggs (knee) are active for tonight's game against the Dolphins. Use them as you normally would in IDP lineups.

Ravens S Tony Jefferson (ankle), S Eric Weddle (ankle) and OLB Terrell Suggs (knee) are questionable for Thursday night's game against the Dolphins. All 3 put in full practices Wednesday and appear on track to play. We'll confirm their statuses Thursday evening.

Ravens DT Brandon Williams (foot) is active today for the 1st time since Week 2. We'll see now how important he is for a run defense that has struggled in 4 games without him but opened the year vs. a pair of bad rush offenses with Williams around. CB Jimmy Smith (Achilles') and DB Lardarius Webb (knee) are also active after entering the day questionable. Neither is much of an IDP option but helps the Baltimore team D.

3:10pm EDT 10/22/17

Saints WR Willie Snead (hamstring) is officially inactive for today's game against the Packers. His absence makes WR Ted Ginn a more attractive fantasy play in a plus matchup.

ESPN's Dianna Russini reports that Saints WR Willie Snead (hamstring) will be inactive for today's game against the Packers. Snead made his debut last week and put in 3 limited practices this week, but he evidently suffered a setback at some point. We'll look for updates on his status. Michael Thomas, Ted Ginn and Brandon Coleman will serve as New Orleans' top 3 WRs today.

 
 
 

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