Shark Bites

Redskins RB Derrius Guice is believed to be dealing with a sprained left MCL, according to NFL Network's Tom Pelissero. The severity of that sprain will determine how long Guice is sidelined. It's worth noting that this is the same knee in which he tore the ACL last year. With nothing to play for, the Redskins would be wise to play it safe with Guice. Fantasy owners shouldn't be counting on him the rest of the way.

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports that Ravens TE Mark Andrews has been diagnosed with a contusion between his knee and thigh. "Indication is it’s nothing major," Schefter adds. It sounds like Andrews isn't looking at a long-term absence, but it's unclear if he'll be ready for Thursday night's game against the Jets. His absence would leave Baltimore with TEs Hayden Hurst and Nick Boyle.

Steelers TE Vance McDonald sustained a concussion in the 2nd half of Sunday's game against the Cardinals. It's his 2nd documented concussion. We'll track his progress through the protocol this week. McDonald's absence would leave Nick Vannett as Pittsburgh's top TE.

Jets RB Bilal Powell suffered an ankle injury late in Sunday's win over the Dolphins. He went for an x-ray after the game, but HC Adam Gase didn't have an update on his status. Powell led the Le'Veon Bell-less backfield with 19 carries for 74 yards vs. Miami but will drop back off the fantasy radar assuming Bell is back from the flu next week.

Bucs WR Mike Evans' injured hamstring is "not good," HC Bruce Arians said after the win over the Colts. "I'll be shocked if he makes it back before next week," Arians added. WRs Justin Watson and Breshad Perriman combined for 13 targets, 8 catches, 129 yards and 2 scores in Evans' place today. We'll see how the snaps were divvied between them, but both guys could be deeper-league fantasy options vs. the Lions in Week 15.

Bucs HC Bruce Arians said after Sunday's win over the Colts that QB Jameis Winston has a "small fracture" in his right (throwing) thumb. He suffered the injury at some point in the 1st half, missed the 1st series of the 2nd half but returned for the rest of the game and didn't seem hindered. We'll keep an eye on Winston this coming week but would expect him to play against the Lions on Sunday.

Broncos TE Noah Fant suffered a foot injury in the 2nd half of Sunday's game against the Texans and is officially questionable to return. We'll pass along an update when we get one.

Falcons WR Calvin Ridley was knocked out in the 2nd half of Sunday's game against the Panthers with an abdominal injury. We'll look for more information on his status.

Chiefs DE Frank Clark is active for today's game against the Patriots. He was listed as questionable with a shoulder issue, but flu seems to be a bigger question for Clark. He's a low-floor, low-ceiling IDP option.

Bengals WR Auden Tate injured his knee in the 3rd quarter of Sunday's game in Cleveland and is officially doubtful to return. That could mean more action for WR John Ross, who returned from his collarbone injury today. We'll update Tate's status when we learn more.

Cardinals S Jalen Thompson (concussion) and CB Byron Murphy (calf) are active for today's game against the Steelers. Use them as you were planning in IDP lineups.

Raiders RB Josh Jacobs (shoulder) is inactive for today’s game against the Titans. That leaves Oakland’s backfield to RBs DeAndre Washington and Jalen Richard — although HC Jon Gruden mentioned on Friday that FB Alec Ingold will also be involved. We’d try to avoid this situation, but we'd lean toward Washington if you’re forced to dabble.

Ravens TE Mark Andrews hurt his right knee in the 1st half of Sunday's game in Buffalo and is officially questionable to return. We'll update his status when we know more.

Dolphins WR DeVante Parker left Sunday’s game against the Jets with a possible concussion. His return is questionable. Before departing, Parker caught 2 passes for 28 yards.

UPDATE: Parker was ruled out at halftime.

Redskins RB Derrius Guice injured his left knee in the 2nd quarter of Sunday's game against the Packers. He was able to get off the field under his own power but is officially questionable to return. Guice, of course, has a long history of knee injuries. We'll update his status when we learn more.

Jets TE Ryan Griffin injured his ankle in the 1st half of Sunday's game against the Dolphins and is officially doubtful to return. We'll update his status when we learn more.

Bucs WR Mike Evans injured his hamstring on the end of a 61-yard TD in Sunday's game against the Colts and is done for the day. Breshad Perriman figures to slide in as Tampa's #2 WR the rest of the way.

Saints TE Jared Cook exited in the 1st quarter of Sunday's game against the 49ers to get checked for a concussion. He took a shot to the head on a 26-yard TD -- his 2nd score of the game. We'll update Cook's status when we know more.

Update: Cook has been diagnosed with a concussion and been ruled out.

Packers CB Kevin King is inactive for today's game against Washington.

The forecast for today's Ravens-Bills game calls for 15-20 mph winds with gusts of 30+. QBs Lamar Jackson and Josh Allen both do a lot of their fantasy damage on the ground, so neither guy is significantly hurt by the weather. We would slightly downgrade WRs John Brown and Marquise Brown with deep passes likely to be impacted.

 
 
 

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