Shark Bites

Cowboys WR Michael Gallup turned up questionable after sitting out Friday's practice with an illness. NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports that Gallup is expected to play against the Eagles, though. Gallup's not a high-level fantasy option, but there's upside against a tattered Philly defense.

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports that Texans WR Keke Coutee expects to sit out today's game against the Colts to rest his injured hamstring. "Only a great workout pregame would change that," according to Rapoport. Coutee's absence would raise the target floor for Texans WR Demaryius Thomas.

The Jets expect RB Isaiah Crowell to play today against the Bills despite a toe injury that has him questionable, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. Crowell only put in a limited Friday practice after missing the previous 2 days. The injury obviously adds downside risk to a guy who hasn't been giving fantasy owners much anyway. Avoid him if you can.

The Raiders expect RB Doug Martin (knee) to play through his questionable tag in today's game against the Steelers, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. Martin's not an attractive play, but he has at least averaged 57.7 rushing yards and 74.5 total yards over the past 6 weeks since taking over the job.

Seahawks RB Rashaad Penny (ankle) is questionable for Monday night's game against the Vikings. He wasn't on the injury report on Thursday or Friday -- then he was added on Saturday but listed as a full participant in practice. We'll look for an update on the rookie's status, but he shouldn't be in your Week 14 fantasy plans.

Seahawks HC Pete Carroll labeled WR Doug Baldwin (hip) a game-time decision for Monday night's tilt with the Vikings. Carroll also said that Baldwin's hip injury is related to his previous groin issue. The late kickoff obviously puts fantasy owners in a tough spot. You need to have a viable alternative if you're hoping to use Baldwin -- and the only one potentially available would be David Moore. Even if Baldwin ends up active, he'll be a risky WR3.

The Giants have ruled WR Odell Beckham out for Sunday’s game at Washington. Beckham shows up on the Friday injury report as a limited participant after sustaining a quad bruise. The team today determined that he won’t be able to play. That obviously raises the target ceilings for WR Sterling Shepard and TE Evan Engram, while also lowering the fantasy floor for QB Eli Manning. Fortunately, he didn’t look attractive for lineups anyway. The loss of 1 of the Giants’ 2 best players also raises the floor for the Washington defense, which is a decent streaming option.

Cowboys WR Michael Gallup (illness) is listed as questionable for Sunday’s game against the Eagles. He missed practice on Friday after being a full-go the previous 2 days. Players almost always play when they’re listed with an illness, but Gallup’s status will be worth checking when inactives are announced around 3 pm ET on Sunday.

Seahawks RB Chris Carson (finger) put in a full practice on Friday. He’ll play against the Vikings on Monday night after dislocating a finger last week. Carson is a low-end RB2 in the tough matchup.

Seahawks WR Doug Baldwin (hip) has yet to practice this week. He's been sitting out a bunch of practices this year but hasn't missed a game since Week 3. We'll see if he gets on the field on Saturday, but we're still expecting Baldwin to play against the Vikings on Monday night.

Texans WR Keke Coutee (hamstring) was limited in practice all week and is questionable for Sunday’s game against the Colts. HC Bill O’Brien said Friday that Coutee is “trending upward” but suggested that he’ll be a game-time decision. We’ll get the rookie’s official status by noon ET on Sunday, but he’ll be a risky fantasy play if active.

Eagles DL Michael Bennett (foot) is questionable for Sunday's game against the Cowboys. He opened the practice week with a limited Wednesday workout before sitting out Wednesday and then returning to a full practice Friday. It's a strange progression, but the full-practice finish makes Bennett look likely to play. We'll check his status Sunday afternoon.

Cardinals S Budda Baker is questionable for Sunday's game against the Lions. He missed Wednesday and Thursday with his injured knee before returning to a limited workout Friday. HC Steve Wilks said he's "very hopeful" Baker will play. We'll check his status Sunday afternoon, ahead of the 4:25 ET kickoff.

Lions LB Devon Kennard (hip) and CB Darius Slay (ankle) are questionable for Sunday's game against the Cardinals. Kennard put in limited practices Thursday and Friday after sitting out Wednesday. Slay popped up on the injury report Thursday and was limited Thursday and Friday. We'll update their statuses Sunday afternoon. Neither is much of an IDP option.

Washington LB Zach Brown is questionable for Sunday's game against the Giants. He popped up on the injury report after missing Thursday's practice with an illness but returned to full participation Friday. We'd bet on Brown playing. DL Matt Ioannidis is also questionable with a shin injury. He missed practice all week after sitting out last week's game. Ioannidis looks like a poor IDP bet even if he turns up active Sunday.

The Buccaneers have ruled S Justin Evans (toe) out for Sunday's game against the Saints. DE Jason Pierre-Paul (knee) is questionable. He missed practice Wednesday and Thursday before returning to a limited Friday workout. That marked a downgrade from his participation level last week with the same injury. We'll check JPP's status Sunday morning. The issue plus the poor sack matchup with New Orleans make him much more of a "sit" candidate than usual.

Texans CB Johnathan Joseph is questionable for Sunday's game against the Colts after leaving last week early with a neck stinger. He put in limited practices all week and is reportedly expected to play. We'll need to check his status Sunday morning, though. Joseph carries nice upside in the matchup with Indy if he seems to be a full-go. There's bound to be some durability risk, though.

The Browns have ruled CB Denzel Ward (concussion) out for Sunday's game against the Panthers. DT Larry Ogunjobi (biceps) is questionable. He left last week's game early, opened the practice week on the sideline and then returned for a pair of limited workouts. The matchup's nothing special, though. Ogunjobi's not worth waiting for in most IDP leagues. We'll update his status Sunday morning anyway.

Bengals RB Joe Mixon (foot) isn’t listed on the final Week 14 injury report. He practiced all week, including a full workout on Friday. That foot shouldn’t be an issue, but a crumbling Bengals offense makes Mixon more of a RB2 in Sunday’s game against the Chargers.

Raiders RB Doug Martin (knee) is not listed on the final Week 14 injury report after a full week of practice. He’s a low-end RB3 option vs. a tough Steelers run defense.

 
 
 

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