Less than a week after Ravens RB Kenneth Dixon seemed to break through in a loss to New England, Baltimore reminded us that its backfield remains devoid of clarity. RB Terrance West led the team in carries (13) and rushing yards (77), and the team in receptions (4, for 45 yards, on 4 targets). Dixon, meanwhile, carried just 9 times (for 36 yards) and failed to catch his lone pass target. Both players remain in play for a Week 16 trip to Pittsburgh, but the workload muddle keeps either from being a clear fantasy favorite.
The Patriots claimed WR Michael Floyd on waivers. If there's a team that can get Floyd's career turned around, it's the Pats. He won't make a fantasy impact this season, but we'll be curious to see if New England signs him to a deal before he hits free agency in March.
The Cardinals have released WR Michael Floyd. It's a fitting end to a disastrous contract season. Floyd dropped too many passes, tallied just 446 yards and was arrested for DUI earlier this week. He's still only 27 with a 6'2 frame and a 1,000-yard season on his resume, so work won't be hard to find. J.J. Nelson figures to operate as Arizona's #2 WR the rest of the way. He's a boom/bust WR3 for this Sunday's game against the Saints.
Cardinals HC Bruce Arians said Tuesday that he's checking the CBA for disciplinary options for WR Michael Floyd and might just bench him this weekend. Floyd was arrested and charged with DUI on Monday morning. He obviously shouldn't be in your Week 15 fantasy plans. If he ends up inactive, J.J. Nelson figures to assume #2 WR duties in a plus matchup against the Saints. WR John Brown remains limited by his sickle-cell related leg issues.
Cardinals WR Michael Floyd was arrested and charged with DUI early Monday morning. He was reportedly found asleep at the wheel of his car. On top of the DUI, he's also charged with obstructing a roadway and failure to obey a police officer. This is Floyd's 2nd drunk-driving arrested after he was popped for DUI while at Notre Dame back in 2011. He's likely looking at a suspension from the league, although it might not come until next season. This incident is just another ding against Floyd as he hits free agency this offseason.
With Michael Thomas out, WR Willie Snead led the Saints in catches (6) and yards (85). He added 8 targets — his most since Week 8 — in a favorable individual matchup out of the slot. With Patrick Peterson likely to see Thomas and Brandin Cooks next week, Snead could handle another 7-8+ targets. He’s on the WR3 radar vs. Arizona.
Saints RB Mark Ingram played through toe and knee injuries against the Bucs and saw just 8 touches (7 carries, 1 catch). Tim Hightower, meanwhile, matched him in targets (2) and saw just 1 fewer rush (6). Ingram managed just 14 yards on the ground and 9 more through the air. In such a messy backfield — and with the Saints offense in a funk — Ingram will be tough to sell as even an RB2 vs. Arizona.
Saints RB Mark Ingram (toe, knee) is active for today’s game against the Bucs. He only put in limited practices on Wednesday and Friday, but NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport said this morning that Ingram “should be moving better.” Consider him a risk/reward RB2.
Saints RB Mark Ingram (toe, knee) will play against the Bucs today, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. "Should be moving better," Rapoport adds. Ingram is fine to get into Week 14 fantasy lineups.
Saints RB Mark Ingram (toe, knee) is officially questionable for this weekend's game against the Bucs. He put in limited practices on Wednesday and Friday, sitting out in between. We’ve seen nothing to suggest that Ingram won’t play on Sunday, but he clearly won’t be at 100%. That leaves him as a risky RB2.
It's official. The Browns announced Thursday that QB Robert Griffin III will start Sunday's rematch with the Bengals. It'll be Griffin's 1st game action since he suffered a fracture in his left shoulder in the season opener -- a game in which he and the Browns offense on whole struggled. It's impossible to project Griffin's impact on the rest of the offensive skill players. His mobility adds something for the Bengals' D to worry about, but Griffin has also been disturbingly susceptible to sacks and oft-erratic with his passing when we've had the chance to see him play over the past couple of years. We certainly can't count him as an upgrade over QB Cody Kessler, or a downgrade for Cincinnati's team D value in fantasy football this week.
There's a "real chance" Browns QB Robert Griffin starts Sunday's game against the Bengals, "depending on how practice goes this week," ESPN's Adam Schefter reports. RG3 threw for just 190 yards with 0 TDs and 1 INT back in Week 1, although he added another 37 yards on the ground. He won't be more than a lower-end QB2 if he gets the nod vs. Cincinnati. He'd also make WR Terrelle Pryor a riskier fantasy start.
Seahawks S Earl Thomas left Sunday night's game against the Panthers in the 2nd quarter after breaking a bone in his left leg, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. That would certainly cost Thomas the rest of this season -- a bigger blow to the Seattle team D than to IDP owners. Shortly after leaving the game, Thomas tweeted that a lot of things were going through his mind, "including retirement." We'll see what comes of this situation. S Steven Terrell started in Thomas' place against the Bucs last Sunday and played the full game, as Thomas dealt with a hamstring injury. That marked the 1st missed game of Thomas' 7-year career.
Saints RB Mark Ingram (toe) is active for today’s game against the Lions. He only practiced on Friday this week and won’t be at 100%. But we haven’t heard that Ingram’s workload will be scaled back. He remains a solid fantasy starter with plenty of upside.
Saints RB Mark Ingram (toe) will play against the Lions today, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. Ingram only practiced on Friday and admitted that the toe was sore, so there's a bit more risk here than usual. But Ingram is still a nice fantasy starter in what should be another shootout in the Superdome. Tim Hightower will also remain involved and is a borderline RB2.
Saints RB Mark Ingram (toe) is questionable for this weekend’s game against the Lions. He returned to practice on Friday after sitting out the previous 2 days. “It’s not nearly as bad as it once was,” Ingram said of his toe on Friday. “It’s just a little sore – it was a little sore. I’ve been getting treatment on it during the week. It felt good today. We’ll see.” You’ll need to check back on Ingram around noon ET on Sunday. He’ll be worth getting into fantasy lineups if active. Tim Hightower will become a RB1 if Ingram sits.
Saints RB Mark Ingram (toe) missed his 2nd straight practice on Thursday. We assumed Wednesday was just a rest day, but now it looks like he's actually hurt. Check back tomorrow for another update. RB Tim Hightower would be in for a big workload if Ingram doesn't play vs. Detroit on Sunday.
Browns QBs Robert Griffin (shoulder) and Cody Kessler (concussion) have both received full clearance. The team hasn't announced who will be under center after the Week 13 bye. With solid matchups vs. Cincinnati, Buffalo and San Diego, RG3 or Josh McCown could be options in 2-QB leagues. McCown remains the most reliable guy for Cleveland's pass-catchers.
The Ravens will have DE Timmy Jernigan (shoulder), DL Brandon Williams (back) and OLB Elvis Dumervil (foot) active for today's game against the Bengals. All 3 entered the weekend questionable. Jernigan's the only real IDP option among the trio for most fantasy outfits.
Saints RB Mark Ingram (concussion) is active for today’s game against the Rams. He’s safe to get into fantasy lineups as a RB2 with upside.
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