Shark Bites

7:11pm EST 11/17/19

Rams WR Robert Woods is a surprise inactive for tonight's game against the Bears due to a personal issue, according to the team. We'll look for more details, but get Woods out of fantasy lineups. With Brandin Cooks (concussion) also out, Los Angeles is down to WRs Cooper Kupp, Josh Reynolds, Mike Thomas and JoJo Natson.

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports that Lions QB Matthew Stafford has a "slim" chance to be ready for Week 12 -- but also a chance that he'll remain out until Week 17. Stafford is dealing with "tiny, non-displaced fractures in the upper thoracic spine." When he returns will depend on how long the bones take to heal, and he'll continue having weekly scans until he gets to that point. Fantasy owners need to assume that we'll be looking at Jeff Driskel for at least the next few weeks.

Lions QB Matt Stafford (back) is out for Sunday's game against the Cowboys. He didn't practice all week, so consider him iffy for Week 12. QB Jeff Driskel wasn't a disaster in Chicago last week but remains a significant downgrade for this Detroit passing game.

Lions QB Matt Stafford (back) didn't practice on Wednesday. While he's reportedly not facing a long-term absence, fantasy owners shouldn't be counting on him in Week 11 fantasy lineups. We'll get another update tomorrow.

Lions HC Matt Patricia said Monday that QB Matt Stafford (back) is "truly day-by-day, week-to-week." So that clears up absolutely nothing. Patricia did add that Stafford underwent a scan on his back on Friday night and that the results "troubled" the team. We'll continue to keep a close eye on this, but fantasy owners can't be banking on getting Stafford back for Week 11.

Lions QB Matt Stafford is considered week-to-week with the fractured bones in his back, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. A source told Schefter that Stafford could miss just "this week or 3 weeks." This injury reportedly dates back to last season. It nearly cost him the game against the Chiefs earlier this year and evidently flared up on him at some point this week. We'll keep a close eye on Stafford's status moving forward.

The Lions will hold QB Matt Stafford out of today's game against the Bears, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports. Stafford has fractured bones in his back, and it's unclear if he'll miss more time beyond Week 10. His absence leaves QB Jeff Driskel, who joined the Lions in mid-September, as today's starter. The 2016 6th-rounder made 5 starts for the Bengals last year, completing just 58.6% of his passes and averaging only 5.5 yards per attempt. He did post a 5-to-2 TD:INT ratio and ran for 81 yards. Driskel is a bottom-barrel QB2 and is a big downgrade for Kenny Golladay, Marvin Jones and T.J. Hockenson. Upgrade the Bears defense.

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports that Lions QB Matt Stafford (back) is "hoping" to play against the Bears today, although some are trying to convince him to sit out. Stafford is reportedly a true game-time decision. We didn't hear any concern about his status throughout the week, but he's clearly dealing with a legitimate injury here. We'll get his official status around 11:30 am ET, but even a healthy Stafford was a shaky fantasy play in Chicago. QB Jeff Driskel will start if Stafford is out and would obviously be a big downgrade for the passing game.

Lions QB Matt Stafford (back) was limited in practice all week and is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Bears. Stafford is fully expected to play in this one, but check back around noon ET on Sunday to make sure he's active.

The Eagles have placed WR DeSean Jackson (abdomen) on IR. He'd be eligible to return if Philly reaches the Divisional Round of the playoffs, but his fantasy season is over. A healthy D-Jax proved there's still plenty of gas in his tank with an 8-154-2 line back in Week 1, but staying healthy has proved increasingly difficult for the 32-year-old. The Eagles will move forward with a sluggish WR corps of Alshon Jeffery, Nelson Agholor and Mack Hollins.

Eagles WR DeSean Jackson will undergo core-muscle surgery on Tuesday, according to NBC Sports Philadelphia's John Clark. D-Jax tried to return for Sunday's game against the Bears and made his injury worse, reportedly tearing his abdominal muscle off the bone. He's expected to be sidelined another 4-6 weeks. The short end of that timeline would have him back for Week 14. It'd be at least another week before we could trust him in fantasy lineups, so Jackson is droppable outside of deep leagues. The Eagles' passing game will continue to lack a field-stretching deep threat without D-Jax.

Eagles WR DeSean Jackson (abdomen) lasted just 4 snaps in his return on Sunday against the Bears. "He gets into the football game and he had a moment there where he said something felt something, and so we took him in for really precautionary reasons," HC Doug Pederson said Monday. "And everything, what I heard after the game, checked out good. We'll check him out again this morning. I'll get an update here in a little while. But I fully expect him to be good in a couple of weeks." Jackson gets a Week 10 bye to try to get healthy, but he can't be trusted in fantasy lineups until we see him make it through a full game.

Eagles WR DeSean Jackson aggravated his abdomen injury in the 1st half of Sunday's game against the Bears and is officially questionable to return. We'll update his status when we learn more.

Eagles WR DeSean Jackson (abdomen) is active for today’s game against the Bears. It’s unclear how big a role he’ll play in his 1st action since Week 2, so we’d try not to use D-Jax in fantasy lineups. His return is good news for QB Carson Wentz. We’ll also see what it means for TE Dallas Goedert’s playing time.

Eagles WR DeSean Jackson (abdomen) is "pushing to play" against the Bears today, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. D-Jax has been trending in the right direction all week. We'll get his official status around 11:30 am ET.

Eagles WR DeSean Jackson (abdomen) was limited in practice all week and is listed as questionable for Sunday’s game against the Bears. Both D-Jax and HC Doug Pederson have expressed optimism about Jackson’s Week 9 availability. We’ll get his official status by noon ET on Sunday. We’d try not to use Jackson in his 1st action since Week 2, but his return would be great news for QB Carson Wentz and the rest of the Eagles offense.

Eagles HC Doug Pederson expects WR DeSean Jackson (abdomen) to practice "a little bit" on Wednesday. It'll be his 1st work since going down in Week 2. D-Jax seemingly has an outside chance of returning for Sunday's game against the Bears -- but it's more likely that he's back after Philly's Week 10 bye.

Eagles WR DeSean Jackson (abdomen) is out for Sunday’s game against the Bills. He still hasn’t returned to practice and has no timetable for return. Alshon Jeffery, Nelson Agholor and Mack Hollins will continue to operate as Philly’s top 3 WRs in Buffalo this weekend.

Less than a week after arriving to the Rams via trade, CB Jalen Ramsey is off the week's final injury report and thus ready to make his Rams debut. Ramsey missed his final 3 games in Jacksonville with a back injury. He's not a strong IDP option, but we should expect full playing time here. And we might get Ramsey shadowing Falcons WR Julio Jones. That would add upside to his fantasy outlook and makes Ramsey interesting for CB-required formats.

Eagles WR DeSean Jackson (abdomen) is out for Sunday night’s game against the Cowboys. There was early-week hope that D-Jax would be back for this one, but he didn’t end up practicing at all. Alshon Jeffery, Nelson Agholor and Mack Hollins will continue to serve as Philly’s top 3 WRs.

 
 
 

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