Shark Bites

Colts WR Parris Campbell has been placed on the IR after breaking his foot in Sunday's loss to the Colts. It ends a rookie season that also saw Campbell deal with hamstring, hernia and hand injuries. We'll track his rehab this offseason. The Colts are down to WRs Zach Pascal, Marcus Johnson and Ashton Dulin.

Washington HC Bill Callahan said Monday that RB Derrius Guice will not play against the Eagles in Week 15, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. That's no surprise after Guice sprained a knee ligament in Sunday's loss to the Packers. We'll see if the team brings him back over the final 2 weeks. Adrian Peterson isn't an exciting option against a tough Philly run D, but he should be in for a full rushing workload. That alone makes him a low-end RB2 candidate for fantasy.

Jaguars HC Doug Marrone labeled WR D.J. Chark "week-to-week" with his ankle injury. He won't play against the Raiders this Sunday -- and don't bank on Chark for the final 2 games of the season. His absence this weekend will leave Dede Westbrook, Chris Conley and Keelan Cole as Jacksonville's top 3 WRs in a plus matchup.

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports that Falcons WR Calvin Ridley will miss the rest of the season with the abdominal injury he suffered in Sunday's win over the Panthers. That leaves playing time and targets available for WRs Russell Gage and Christian Blake, though a Week 15 trip to San Francisco leaves us unexcited. A home date with Jacksonville in Week 16 looks more attractive, as does a Week 17 trip to Tampa Bay if your league plays that long.

The Cowboys have released K Brett Maher. It's a move about 2 months overdue. Maher has missed 10 of his 30 FG attempts this season, including 6 from under 50 yards. Dallas will now turn to K Kai Forbath, who made his lone FG attempt but just 1 of 2 XPs in his Week 13 cameo with New England.

The x-rays on Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes' injured throwing hand came back clean, HC Andy Reid said Monday. So, barring some kind of setback, Mahomes will play against the Broncos this weekend. We'll keep an eye on him leading up to that one.

Bengals WR Auden Tate has been diagnosed with a sprained left MCL, according to ESPN'S Ben Baby. There's no timeline yet for Tate's return, but consider him unlikely to play against the Patriots this weekend. That should mean more action for WR John Ross, but he's not a fantasy option vs. New England. That could change in a Week 16 matchup against the Dolphins.

A Monday MRI revealed a Grade 2 strain to the right hamstring of 49ers CB Richard Sherman, NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reports. That puts Sherman in doubt for Sunday's game against the Falcons and perhaps beyond. We'll see how he progresses, but make sure you have another option for the CB slot in your IDP lineup.

Bears HC Matt Nagy confirmed Monday that LB Roquan Smith tore a pectoral muscle in Thursday night's win over the Cowboys and will miss the rest of the season. LB Kevin Pierre-Louis filled in after Smith left that game. He'd likely start next to Nick Kwiatkoski if Danny Trevathan (elbow) remains out this Sunday at Green Bay.

Vikings RB Dalvin Cook (chest) came out of Sunday's win over the Lions feeling good. “I’m good. I’m good to go,” Cook said afterward. “I came out healthy — clean, so that’s a positive sign.” Cook handled 14 of 22 backfield touches in the 1st half, garnered 6 more touches in the 3rd quarter and then got the 4th quarter off with the Vikings up by 20. He'll remain a must-start for Week 15 against the Chargers.

Bucs HC Bruce Arians isn't expecting WR Mike Evans (hamstring) to play again this season. "It's not good," Arians said. "I'll be shocked if Mike makes it back before the last week." With Evans exiting late in the 1st quarter of Sunday's win over the Colts, WR Breshad Perriman played 83% of the snaps and saw 5 targets; WR Justin Watson posted a 55% snap rate and 8 targets. Both guys will be intriguing fantasy fliers in a plus Week 15 matchup against the Lions.

Colts K Adam Vinatieri will undergo surgery on his injured knee and be placed on IR, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports. This could be the end of the line for the 46-year-old, who's missed 8 FGs and 6 XPs this season. Chase McLaughlin will continue kicking for the Colts.

Eagles DE Derek Barnett (ankle) is questionable for tonight's game against the Giants. He missed practice all week, and HC Doug Pederson said Barnett will likely be a game-time decision. If Barnett doesn't play, then Josh Sweat should see more playing time. He posted a half-sack in each of the past 2 games and 2 sacks over his past 4. Sweat has 3 sacks and 7 QB hits on the year in limited duty. He's available as a late fill-in if you've been planning to start Barnett in your IDP lineup.

Steelers WR JuJu Smith-Schuster (knee) is "eyeing" a return for Sunday night's game against the Bills, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. JuJu has been out since suffering a knee injury and a concussion on the same play in Week 11. We'll track his practice participation this week. If he plays, he'll just be a WR3 in a tough matchup and with Pittsburgh deploying a conservative offense under QB Devlin Hodges.

Giants QB Daniel Jones' high-ankle sprain is expected to cost him 2-4 weeks, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. The rookie will miss tonight's game against the Eagles and Week 15 against the Dolphins. We'll see if he makes it back for the final 2 games vs. the Redskins and Eagles. If QB Eli Manning shows reasonably well tonight, he could be a deeper-league option in that Miami matchup.

Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes injured his throwing hand in the win over the Patriots, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. X-rays on the hand after the game came back clean, but Mahomes is scheduled for more testing on Monday. Rapoport says there's "optimism" that Mahomes will be able to play against the Broncos this weekend but that "no one is absolutely sure" until those test results come back. We'll obviously keep a close eye on this.

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport says Patriots QB Tom Brady's elbow injury is "a thing." We haven't heard much about the issue, but Brady has been listed on the injury report for the past 3 weeks now. "His practice time has been pretty limited as he nurses that elbow injury," Rapoport adds. Brady was sporting a huge wrap on the throwing elbow after Sunday's loss to the Chiefs. The 42-year-old has completed just 51.5% of his passes and averaged 5.4 yards per attempt over his last 4 games. Despite a plus matchup against the Bengals, Brady isn't a recommended QB1 for Week 15.

Jaguars WR D.J. Chark injured his left ankle late in Sunday's loss to the Chargers. He was in a walking boot and getting around on a scooter afterward, according to ESPN's Michael DiRocco. We should learn more about Chark's injury tomorrow, but it looks like he's in serious danger of missing at least Week 15.

Seahawks RB Rashaad Penny hurt his left knee in the 1st quarter of Sunday's game against the Rams and was quickly ruled out. That usually suggests a serious injury. We'll update Penny's status when we learn more. His absence turns Chris Carson back into an every-down back.

Seahawks DE Jadeveon Clowney (core) is active for tonight's game against the Rams. DE Ezekiel Ansah (neck) is inactive. Use Clowney as you normally would in your IDP lineups.

 
 
 

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