Fantasy Football Daily Rundown: Thursday, Dec. 5

by KFFL Staff on December 5, 2013 @ 06:15:27 PDT

 



Quarterback

QB | Aaron Rodgers | Green Bay Packers | Injury, Fantasy
Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers (collarbone) is unlikely to return for Week 14. QB Matt Flynn is likely to start.

Rodgers is practicing on a limited basis, which suggests he has a decent chance to play in Week 15.

QB | Carson Palmer | Arizona Cardinals | Injury, Fantasy
Arizona Cardinals QB Carson Palmer (elbow) was limited in practice Wednesday, Dec. 4.

QB | Geno Smith | New York Jets | Injury, Fantasy
New York Jets QB Geno Smith (wrist) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Dec. 4.

QB | Peyton Manning | Denver Broncos | Injury, Fantasy
Denver Broncos QB Peyton Manning (ankle) did not practice Wednesday, Dec. 4.

The Broncos continue to rest Manning in the second half of the season. He will play in Week 14 and is a must-start against the Tennessee Titans.

QB | Tom Brady | New England Patriots | Injury, Fantasy
New England Patriots QB Tom Brady (shoulder) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Dec. 4.

QB | Christian Ponder | Minnesota Vikings | Injury, Fantasy
Minnesota Vikings QB Christian Ponder (concussion) has yet to pass the concussion protocol and will not practice Wednesday, Dec. 4.

Ponder is probably a long shot to return and play in Week 14 against the Baltimore Ravens. Matt Cassel will likely start with Josh Freeman as the backup. Only run with Cassel in your starting lineup if you're desperate in leagues that start two QBs.

QB | Jay Cutler | Chicago Bears | Injury, Fantasy
Chicago Bears QB Jay Cutler (ankle) has yet to be cleared to return to practice Thursday, Dec. 5.

All signs point to another start for Josh McCown. The way he's played, the Bears don't really have a reason to rush Cutler back. Cutler may return in Week 15, but don't put your chips on it.

QB | Jason Campbell | Cleveland Browns | Injury, Fantasy
Cleveland Browns head coach Rob Chudzinski said he is not ready to name a starting quarterback for the team's Week 14 game. QBs Jason Campbell (concussion) and QB Brandon Weeden (concussion) have been cleared for activity but will not practice Wednesday, Dec. 4. QBs Caleb Hanie and Alex Tanney will split reps during practice. No quarterback has been ruled out to start the game.


Running Back

RB | Trent Richardson | Indianapolis Colts | Fantasy
Indianapolis Colts WR Reggie Wayne said RB Trent Richardson came to him after his demotion and said he never grasped the offense. "He came to me, he wasn't pouting or anything," Wayne said. "This was the next day after he found out he was demoted and he said, 'Now I can sit back and actually watch the way it's supposed to be done.' He kind of feels that he was maybe forced into it early without actually learning it."

RB | Marshawn Lynch | Seattle Seahawks | Fantasy
Seattle Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch (rest) did not take part in practice Wednesday, Dec. 4.

It's customary for Lynch to rest during mid-week practices. He has not missed any game time this season, and the team is just trying to preserve him for game day. Fantasy owners can keep him active.

RB | Frank Gore | San Francisco 49ers | Injury, Fantasy
San Francisco 49ers RB Frank Gore (ankle) was listed as a limited participant in practice Wednesday, Dec. 4.

Gore has missed or been limited in mid-week practices for most of the season, but it's more for rest. He hasn't missed any game time, and fantasy owners can continue to start him without worry.

RB | Andre Ellington | Arizona Cardinals | Injury, Fantasy
Arizona Cardinals RB Andre Ellington (knee) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Dec. 4.

RB | Darren McFadden | Oakland Raiders | Injury, Fantasy
Oakland Raiders RB Darren McFadden (ankle) missed practice with an ankle injury Wednesday, Dec. 4, after he missed three games this season with a strained right hamstring. "He actually injured the ankle in the game the other day and it was (hurt) more than what we had initially thought," head coach Dennis Allen said. "He wasn't able to go today and hopefully we'll be able to get him out there soon, but I don't know." It's likely that McFadden sits out against the New York Jets in Week 14.

Make plans to be without McFadden, who had only five carries in the team's Week 13 loss. Rashad Jennings (concussion), assuming he is cleared to play, is a solid RB2 against the New York Jets.

RB | Chris Ivory | New York Jets | Injury, Fantasy
New York Jets RB Chris Ivory (ankle) fully practiced Wednesday, Dec. 4.

RB | Knowshon Moreno | Denver Broncos | Injury, Fantasy
Denver Broncos RB Knowshon Moreno (ankle) was limited in practice Wednesday, Dec. 4.

Moreno should be fine for Week 14 against a porous Tennessee Titans run defense, unless he suffers a setback this week. Consider Moreno a top-tier running back this weekend.

RB | Ben Tate | Houston Texans | Fantasy
Houston Texans RB Ben Tate (ribs, ankle) was limited in practice Wednesday, Dec. 4, and is probable for Week 14.

RB | Adrian Peterson | Minnesota Vikings | Injury, Fantasy
Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson (groin) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Dec. 4.

The Vikings are probable being cautious with Peterson. Expect him to be on the field for the team's Week 14 game.

RB | Shane Vereen | New England Patriots | Injury, Fantasy
New England Patriots RB Shane Vereen (wrist) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Dec. 4.

RB | Le'Veon Bell | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury, Fantasy
Pittsburgh Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell (concussion) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Dec. 4.

RB | DeAngelo Williams | Carolina Panthers | Injury, Fantasy
Carolina Panthers RB DeAngelo Williams (quadriceps) was limited in practice Wednesday, Dec. 4.

Williams felt fine after missing Week 13 and said he expects to suit up in Week 14 against the New Orleans Saints. Williams may split a little more of the workload with Jonathan Stewart and Mike Tolbert if he's not 100 percent. However, he remains the lead back and is at least an RB3 or flex play.

RB | Reggie Bush | Detroit Lions | Injury, Fantasy
Detroit Lions RB Reggie Bush (calf) sat out of practice Wednesday, Dec. 4.

Bush's inclusion on the injury report is only notably because it's his calf and not the knee that has held him out of practices earlier this year. We don't know the extent of the injury, so keep tabs on his status the rest of the week. Joique Bell could be a decent flex play if Bush is limited at all against the Philadelphia Eagles.


Wide Receiver

WR | Michael Crabtree | San Francisco 49ers | Injury, Fantasy
San Francisco 49ers WR Michael Crabtree (Achilles') is not listed on the injury report this week. He was able to fully participate in practice Wednesday, Dec. 4.

Crabtree, who was able to play 42 snaps in his season debut in Week 13, is worth using as a WR3/4 or flex fantasy option in this weekend's game barring any setbacks in practice later this week.

WR | Percy Harvin | Seattle Seahawks | Injury, Fantasy
Seattle Seahawks WR Percy Harvin (hip) did not practice Wednesday, Dec. 4.

Harvin's status for Week 14 will be known later in the week. It wouldn't be surprising to see Harvin rested for the remainder of the season, trying to preserve him for the postseason. For fantasy owners, that's not good news.

WR | Golden Tate | Seattle Seahawks | Injury, Fantasy
Seattle Seahawks DE Bruce Irvin (thigh) and WR Golden Tate (hip) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Dec. 4. CB Brandon Browner (groin) was listed as a limited participant, while TE Kellen Davis (neck) was a full participant.

WR | Michael Floyd | Arizona Cardinals | Injury, Fantasy
Arizona Cardinals WR Michael Floyd (ankle) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Dec. 4.

WR | Demaryius Thomas | Denver Broncos | Injury, Fantasy
Denver Broncos WR Demaryius Thomas (shoulder) was limited in practice Wednesday, Dec. 4.

The significance of Thomas' injury is unknown, but it'll likely be of the minor variety. Thomas should be in all starting lineups if he's playing against the Tennessee Titans.

WR | Kendall Wright | Tennessee Titans | Injury, Fantasy
Tennessee Titans WR Kendall Wright (ankle) was limited in practice Wednesday, Dec. 4.

WR | Danny Amendola | New England Patriots | Injury, Fantasy
New England Patriots WR Danny Amendola (groin) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Dec. 4.

WR | Kenbrell Thompkins | New England Patriots | Injury, Fantasy
New England Patriots WR Kenbrell Thompkins (hip) was limited during practice Wednesday, Dec. 4.

WR | Eddie Royal | San Diego Chargers | Injury, Fantasy
San Diego Chargers WR Eddie Royal (toe, chest) did not practice Wednesday, Dec. 4.

Not practicing all week and playing on Sundays was the norm for Royal until last weekend. There's still a decent chance he'll play against the New York Giants. Royal has been very inconsistent, and even though the G-Men present a decent matchup, it's safer to leave Royal to your bench if you can afford to.

WR | A.J. Green | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury, Fantasy
Cincinnati Bengals WR A.J. Green (groin) was limited during practice Wednesday, Dec. 4.

WR | Denarius Moore | Oakland Raiders | Injury, Fantasy
Oakland Raiders WR Denarius Moore (shoulder) is not participating in practice Wednesday, Dec. 4.

WR | Vincent Jackson | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Injury, Fantasy
Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Vincent Jackson (knee) was held out of practice for the portion open to the media Wednesday, Dec. 4.

V-Jax is being held out likely for precautionary reasons. Against the Buffalo Bills, who like to give up big plays this year, Jackson should be in all starting lineups.

WR | Mike Brown | Jacksonville Jaguars | Injury, Fantasy
Jacksonville Jaguars WR Mike Brown (shoulder) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Dec. 4, and is listed as probable for Week 14.

Brown will be able to play this week, but owners likely will have better options to start at wide receiver.

WR | Cecil Shorts | Jacksonville Jaguars | Injury, Fantasy
Jacksonville Jaguars WR Cecil Shorts (groin) was limited during practice Wednesday, Dec. 4, and is listed as probable for Week 14.

It appears like Shorts will be able to play even though he was limited during practice this week. Owners should consider him a low-end No. 2 or No. 3 wide receiver for their starting lineups.

WR | Calvin Johnson | Detroit Lions | Injury, Fantasy
Detroit Lions WR Calvin Johnson (knee) sat out of practice Wednesday, Dec. 4.

WR | Aaron Dobson | New England Patriots | Injury
New England Patriots WR Aaron Dobson (foot), LB Brandon Spikes (knee) and OT Marcus Cannon (ankle) are not practicing Wednesday, Dec. 4.

WR | Hakeem Nicks | New York Giants | Injury, Fantasy
New York Giants WR Hakeem Nicks (abdomen) is not listed on the injury report this week.


Tight End

TE | Anthony Fasano | Kansas City Chiefs | Injury
Kansas City Chiefs OT Branden Albert (knee), TE Anthony Fasano (concussion, knee), LB Justin Houston (elbow) and WR Dexter McCluster (rest) did not practice Wednesday, Dec. 4. DE Mike DeVito (knee) and S Kendrick Lewis (knee) were listed as limited participants. OT Jeff Allen (groin, knee), OG Jon Asamoah (shoulder), WR Donnie Avery (shoulder), OT Eric Fisher (shoulder), LB Tamba Hali (ankle), C Rodney Hudson (elbow), WR A.J. Jenkins (hand), CB Ron Parker (shoulder), OL Geoff Schwartz (biceps) and FB Anthony Sherman (ankle, knee) were all full participants.

TE | Rob Housler | Arizona Cardinals | Injury
Arizona Cardinals LB Marcus Benard (shoulder), TE Jim Dray (back), TE Rob Housler (ankle), S Rashad Johnson (ribs), LB Kevin Minter (shoulder) and P Dave Zastudil (ankle) all were limited in practice Wednesday, Dec 4.

TE | Julius Thomas | Denver Broncos | Injury, Fantasy
Denver Broncos TE Julius Thomas (knee) was limited in practice Wednesday, Dec. 4.

Thomas has missed the last two weeks because of his knee injury. The matchup against the Tennessee Titans is nice, but you'll have to play it safe with his status up in the air. Continue to have a backup plan if Thomas sits out again.

TE | Delanie Walker | Tennessee Titans | Injury, Fantasy
Tennessee Titans TE Delanie Walker (concussion) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Dec. 4.

TE | Tony Gonzalez | Atlanta Falcons | Injury, Fantasy
Atlanta Falcons TE Tony Gonzalez (toe) was limited in practice Wednesday, Dec. 4.

TE | Rob Gronkowski | New England Patriots | Injury, Fantasy
New England Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski (back, forearm, hamstring) was limited during practice Wednesday, Dec. 4.

TE | Tyler Eifert | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury, Fantasy
Cincinnati Bengals TE Tyler Eifert (knee) was limited during practice Wednesday, Dec. 4.

TE | Antonio Gates | San Diego Chargers | Injury, Fantasy
San Diego Chargers TE Antonio Gates (hamstring) is participating in practice Wednesday, Dec. 4.

TE | Owen Daniels | Houston Texans | Injury, Fantasy
Houston Texans head coach Gary Kubiak said he expects TE Owen Daniels (leg) to play again at some point this season. Daniels has been ruled out for Week 14.


Offensive Tackle

OT | Joe Staley | San Francisco 49ers | Injury
San Francisco 49ers OG Mike Iupati (knee), TE Vance McDonald (ankle), DT Justin Smith (shoulder) and OT Joe Staley (knee) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Dec. 4. WR Jonathan Baldwin (calf), CB Tarell Brown (ribs), DT Ray McDonald (ankle) and LB Dan Skuta (foot) were listed as limited participants, while LB NaVorro Bowman (wrist), TE Garrett Celek (hamstring) and LB Aldon Smith (shoulder) were listed as full participants.

OT | Jake Long | St. Louis Rams | Injury
St. Louis Rams LB Daren Bates (concussion), OT Jake Long (concussion), CB Brandon McGee (foot) and C Scott Wells (leg) did not practice Wednesday, Dec. 4. DE Eugene Sims (neck) was limited. OG Harvey Dahl (knee) practiced in full.

OT | Trent Williams | Washington Redskins | Injury
Washington Redskins S Reed Doughty (concussion, shoulder) and T Trent Williams (foot) both did not participate in practice Wednesday, Dec. 4. LB London Fletcher (ankle), CB DeAngelo Hall (hip, back) and RB Darrel Young (hamstring) all were limited.

OT | Jordan Gross | Carolina Panthers | Injury
Carolina Panthers OT Nate Chandler (knee) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Dec. 4. TE Ben Hartsock (knee) and DE Charles Johnson (knee) both were limited in practice. DT Dwan Edwards (non-injury), OT Jordan Gross (non-injury), OG Chris Scott (knee), LB Jordan Senn (hamstring) and OG Travelle Wharton (non-injury) all did not practice.


Guard

OG | Davin Joseph | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Injury, Fantasy
Tampa Bay Buccaneers OG Davin Joseph (knee) and OG Carl Nicks (foot) did not practice Wednesday, Dec. 4. CB Darrelle Revis (chest, shoulder) and DT Akeem Spence (wrist) practiced in full.


Defensive Line

DL | Muhammad Wilkerson | New York Jets | Injury, Fantasy
New York Jets CB Antonio Cromartie (hip) and DE Muhammad Wilkerson (wrist) both were limited in practice Wednesday, Dec. 4. G Willie Colon (calf), DT Kenrick Ellis (back), C Nick Mangold (wrist), LB Garrett McIntyre (knee), CB Dee Milliner (wrist) and WR Greg Salas (finger) all fully practiced.

DL | Jared Allen | Minnesota Vikings | Injury
Minnesota Vikings LB Larry Dean (knee), CB Josh Robinson (chest), TE Kyle Rudolph (foot) and S Jamarca Sanford (ankle) all did not participate in practice Wednesday, Dec. 4. DE Jared Allen (finger) and LB Chad Greenway (wrist) both were limited in practice. RB Matt Asiata (shoulder), DT Fred Evans (knee), DE Everson Griffen (toe) and S Andrew Sendejo (toe) all fully practiced.

DL | Kyle D. Williams | Buffalo Bills | Injury
Buffalo Bills DE Kyle D. Williams (Achilles') did not practice Wednesday, Dec. 4.

DL | Charles Johnson | Carolina Panthers | Injury
Carolina Panthers OT Nate Chandler (knee) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Dec. 4. TE Ben Hartsock (knee) and DE Charles Johnson (knee) both were limited in practice. DT Dwan Edwards (non-injury), OT Jordan Gross (non-injury), OG Chris Scott (knee), LB Jordan Senn (hamstring) and OG Travelle Wharton (non-injury) all did not practice.

DL | Jason Pierre-Paul | New York Giants | Injury
New York Giants DE Jason Pierre-Paul (shoulder) said his injury got so bad that he was basically rushing with one arm and shoulder. "There was a point they pulled me," Pierre-Paul said. "I'm out there rushing with one arm, one shoulder. It's all on film. I'm trying, I'm trying, it gets to a point where you can't be Superman, you just got to sit down, let the next guy take your place and hopefully he does better than you."


Linebacker

LB | Justin Houston | Kansas City Chiefs | Injury
Kansas City Chiefs OT Branden Albert (knee), TE Anthony Fasano (concussion, knee), LB Justin Houston (elbow) and WR Dexter McCluster (rest) did not practice Wednesday, Dec. 4. DE Mike DeVito (knee) and S Kendrick Lewis (knee) were listed as limited participants. OT Jeff Allen (groin, knee), OG Jon Asamoah (shoulder), WR Donnie Avery (shoulder), OT Eric Fisher (shoulder), LB Tamba Hali (ankle), C Rodney Hudson (elbow), WR A.J. Jenkins (hand), CB Ron Parker (shoulder), OL Geoff Schwartz (biceps) and FB Anthony Sherman (ankle, knee) were all full participants.

LB | Craig Robertson | Cleveland Browns | Injury
Cleveland Browns TE MarQueis Gray (hamstring), LB Tank Carder (shoulder) and LB Craig Robertson (knee) were limited during practice Wednesday, Dec. 4. OT Mitchell Schwartz (toe), LB Paul Kruger (finger) and P Spencer Lanning (knee) fully participated in practice.

LB | Robert Mathis | Indianapolis Colts | Injury
Indianapolis Colts LB Kavell Conner (ankle) and CB Josh Gordy (groin) both fully practiced Wednesday, Dec. 4. CB Greg Toler (groin) was limited in practice. FS Sergio Brown (hand), DT Ricky Jean-Francois (foot), OT Jeff Linkenbach (quadriceps), LB Robert Mathis (non-injury) and OG Hugh Thornton (neck) all did not practice.

LB | Vontaze Burfict | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury
Cincinnati Bengals OG Kevin Zeitler (foot) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Dec. 4. WR Andrew Hawkins (hamstring), OT Andrew Whitworth (calf), LB Vontaze Burfict (ankle) and CB Adam Jones (hip) were limited during practice.

LB | Geno Hayes | Jacksonville Jaguars | Injury
Jacksonville Jaguars RB Justin Forsett (foot), WR Stephen Burton (concussion) and FS Josh Evans (shoulder) have been ruled out for Week 14. TE Marcedes Lewis (knee), OG Austin Pasztor (shoulder), OG Will Rackley (elbow), DE Andre Branch (knee), DT Roy Miller (shoulder), LB Geno Hayes (knee), LB Nathan Stupar (chest) and CB Michael Harris (hip) are listed as probable. Forsett, Burton and Evans did not participate in practice Wednesday, Dec. 4. Branch, Stupar and Harris fully participated in practice while the other players were limited during practice.


Cornerback

CB | Darrelle Revis | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Injury, Fantasy
Tampa Bay Buccaneers OG Davin Joseph (knee) and OG Carl Nicks (foot) did not practice Wednesday, Dec. 4. CB Darrelle Revis (chest, shoulder) and DT Akeem Spence (wrist) practiced in full.

CB | Aqib Talib | New England Patriots | Injury
New England Patriots TE Michael Hoomanawanui (knee), OT Will Svitek (ankle), CB Kyle Arrington (groin), CB Marquice Cole (shin), CB Alfonzo Dennard (knee), CB Aqib Talib (hip) and SS Steve Gregory (finger) were limited during practice Wednesday, Dec. 4. Matt Slater (wrist) fully participated in practice.


Strong Safety

SS | Tyvon Branch | Oakland Raiders | Injury
Oakland Raiders G Mike Brisiel (ankle, knee), LB Kaluka Maiava (ribs, calf), RB Jeremy Stewart (ankle, knee), T Menelik Watson (illness) and S Usama Young (neck) all did not participate in practice Wednesday, Dec. 4. S Tyvon Branch (ankle), LB Miles Burris (toe) and DE Jason Hunter (foot) all were limited in practice.


Free Safety

FS | Louis Delmas | Detroit Lions | Injury
Detroit Lions S Louis Delmas (knee) did not practice Wednesday, Dec. 4. CB Chris Houston (foot) was limited.

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