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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.

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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.

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports that Saints RB Mark Ingram (concussion) has received medical clearance and will play against the Rams today. He had taken back over as New Orleans' lead back before last week's head injury and is a better fantasy bet than RB Tim Hightower today. Check out where both guys sit in our Week 12 RB Rankings.

Saints RB Mark Ingram (concussion) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Rams. He was limited in practice all week, so it looks like he still hasn't received full clearance. Rams-Saints kicks off at 1 pm ET on Sunday, so we'll know Ingram's status by noon. If active, he'll be a RB2 as the likely leader of New Orleans' backfield committee. If not, RB Tim Hightower will dominate touches.

Saints RB Mark Ingram (concussion) will practice on Wednesday, HC Sean Payton said. That tentatively puts Ingram on track to play against the Rams this weekend, but we'll need to continue tracking his progress over the next few days.

Ravens RB Kenneth Dixon is expected to see more carries against the Cowboys today, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. RB Terrance West remains the starter, per Rapoport, but we could see something close to a 50/50 split in rush attempts. And Dixon should continue to dominate passing-down work. The rookie is the preferred fantasy play, especially in PPR leagues.

Ravens CB Shareece Wright (thigh), LB C.J. Mosley (thigh) and DL Timmy Jernigan (shoulder) are active for today's game against the Cowboys. Use them as you normally would in IDP situations. Wright returns from 3 games lost to injury and has played in just 1 of Baltimore's past 5 contests. He has only delivered 2 quality fantasy outings for the year. Baltimore will be without top CB Jimmy Smith (back) and OLB Elvis Dumervil (foot).

The Ravens will likely miss at least CB Jimmy Smith (back) and OLB Elvis Dumervil (foot) Sunday against Dallas. Both players are doubtful. Smith put in just a limited practice Friday after sitting out Wednesday and Thursday. Dumervil put in full workouts Wednesday and Thursday before a limited Friday. HC John Harbaugh told The Baltimore Sun that Dumervil looked good in practice this week but that his status would be up to the doctors. DE Timmy Jernigan (shoulder), LB C.J. Mosley (thigh) and CB Shareece Wright (thigh) are all questionable for the game. Jernigan joined the injury report Thursday and missed the final 2 workouts. He looks like a weak bet to play. Mosley, on the other hand, put in full practices Thursday and Friday, while Wright practiced in full every day. Both appear likely to play.

Saints RB Mark Ingram sustained a concussion in Thursday night's loss to the Panthers. It's the 1st known concussion of his pro career, and he'll have an extra few days to get cleared ahead of next weekend's game vs. the Rams. If he can't, Tim Hightower will operate as New Orleans' lead back.

Browns QB Robert Griffin (shoulder) is "on pace" to return this season, VP Sashi Brown said. RG3 is eligible to be activated from the IR at any time now. ESPN's Josina Anderson reports that he could return to practice as early as this week. Brown wouldn't say, though, whether the team will stick with QB Cody Kessler the rest of the way or give Griffin another shot. “First we’ve got to get him healthy,” he said of RG3. “He’s in the process of going back to the docs. He looks like he’s on pace to be able to come back later this year. Cody also is playing well, so we want to give Hue the opportunity to make that decision at the time we know Robert’s an option. Until then, we’re happy with and will look to Cody to continue to push forward.” Griffin is only worth a grab-and-stash in deep 2-QB leagues.

Packers HC Mike McCarthy revealed Monday that RB/WR Ty Montgomery was on a snap count in Sunday's game against the Colts. He ended up playing 31 of 69 snaps (45%) in his 1st game back from a sickle cell-related absence. That was down significantly from the 69% he played in his previous game. Montgomery still finished with a solid 91 total yards on 10 touches (7 carries, 3 catches). He remains a fantasy starter, but his upside will be capped until he's a full-go again.

Packers WR Ty Montgomery (illness) is not listed on the final Week 9 injury report. He'll return for this Sunday's plus matchup vs. the Colts and figures to be heavily involved as both a RB and WR.

Packers WR Ty Montgomery (illness) put in a limited practice on Wednesday. He was limited all 3 days last week, so this doesn't tell us much. We'll have another update tomorrow. For now, consider Montgomery 50/50 to play against the Colts this weekend.

Packers WR Ty Montgomery (illness) said Monday that he "hopes" to return for this weekend's game against the Colts, per ESPN's Rob Demovsky. Montgomery also revealed that his issue is related to a sickle-cell trait. It was originally reported as a "kidney-related ailment," although both might be true. We'll keep an eye on Montgomery's progress throughout this week.

ESPN's Britt McHenry reports that the Saints will go with a "committee approach" in their backfield going forward. RB Tim Hightower "earned more carries" with his 26-102 rushing line vs. the Seahawks. That, of course, came after RB Mark Ingram was benched for his 2nd fumble in as many weeks. It at least sounds like New Orleans will go back to Ingram, who remains the superior fantasy play for now. But his leash will be short. The good news is that the Saints draw the 49ers' 31st-ranked RB defense in Week 9.

Saints RB Mark Ingram coughed up a 1st-quarter fumble on Sunday that Seahawks S Earl Thomas took the other way for a TD. Ingram didn't get back on the field the rest of the game. It was his 2nd fumble in the last 2 quarters -- but also the 1st time in his career that he's lost 2 fumbles in a season. HC Sean Payton seemed to deflect criticism away from Ingram afterward. "Those guys do as good a job [ripping the ball loose] as anyone," Payton said of the Seahawks defense. "He wasn’t carrying it loose. They were just able to pull it free. So we’ll be back to work with him. He knows that. He’ll grind through it, we’ll go through some ball-security situations, like we do each week, but that’ll be that much more important." RB Tim Hightower played well in relief of Ingram on Sunday, taking 26 carries for 102 yards. We're guessing that the Saints will go back to Ingram as their lead back next weekend vs. the 49ers, but we might not know for sure until kickoff. And Ingram will certainly be on a short leash. He'll make for a high-risk, high-reward Week 9 fantasy play.

ESPN's Josina Anderson and Ed Werder report that Packers WR Ty Montgomery is dealing with a "kidney-related ailment." That explains why he was a surprise inactive for today's game against the Falcons. Anderson adds that Montgomery was held out as a precaution and that he's "doing better." We'll keep an eye on him this coming week.


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