Charcandrick West - RB - Kansas City Chiefs
Kansas City Chiefs RB Charcandrick West (hamstring) didn't practice Thursday, Nov. 26.
Huddle Up: That's two missed practices in two days for West, and he's going to need to make some substantial progress Friday to have a shot at playing in Week 12.
Kendall Wright - WR - Tennessee Titans
Tennessee Titans WR Kendall Wright (knee) is expected to return Sunday, Nov. 29, in Week 12, according to head coach Mike Mularkey.
Huddle Up: Even though he's missed the last three games, Wright still ranks second on the team with 28 catches for 343 yards and tied for the lead with three TD catches.
Dez Bryant - WR - Dallas Cowboys
Dallas Cowboys WR Dez Bryant is expected to be shadowed by Carolina Panthers CB Josh Norman on Thursday, Nov. 26.
Huddle Up: Norman has arguably been the league's best corner this season and a big reason why the Panthers have allowed the sixth-fewest fantasy points to opposing WRs. Still, Tony Romo is back, and you likely don't have many better WR options than Dez.
Brian Hoyer - QB - Houston Texans
Houston Texans QB Brian Hoyer (concussion) is set to return in Week 12 against the New Orleans Saints, and he will face the NFL's 31st-ranked pass defense. The Saints allowed 293.1 yards per game, and an NFL-high 28 passing touchdown. The Saints are also worst in the league allowed 44 pass plays of 20 or more yards, and 13 pass plays of 40 or more yards.
Huddle Up: Not to pile on, but the Saints also are allowing the most fantasy points to opposing QBs, and Hoyer just might be on your league's waiver wire following his concussion absence a week ago.
Devonta Freeman - RB - Atlanta Falcons
Atlanta Falcons RB Devonta Freeman (concussion) won't practice Thursday, Nov. 26, and the team is preparing to play without him in Week 12, according to head coach Dan Quinn.
Huddle Up: Tevin Coleman would see the bulk of the work in Freeman's absence. It's a tough matchup with a very good Vikings run defense, but volume of touches at least gets Coleman on the fantasy radar this week.
Peyton Manning - QB - Denver Broncos
Denver Broncos QB Peyton Manning (foot) will be out at least three weeks as his foot is in a cast for the next 10 days. He'll need at least a week of rehab after that.
Huddle Up: More Brock Osweiler, and it's looking less and less likely that Manning returns by the end of the fantasy season. And if the Broncos are rolling towards the NFL playoffs under Osweiler, we may have seen the last of Manning in orange.
Sam Bradford - QB - Philadelphia Eagles
Philadelphia Eagles QB Sam Bradford (concussion, shoulder) is inactive Thursday, Nov. 26.
Huddle Up: Mark Sanchez will get the Thanksgiving Day start in Detroit. Which has to be a boost to the fantasy fate of the Lions' DST.
Matt Bryant - PK - Atlanta Falcons
Updating previous reports, Atlanta Falcons PK Matt Bryant (quadriceps) injured his quadriceps in practice Wednesday, Nov. 25.
Huddle Up: While Bryant hasn't been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Vikings the Falcons have reportedly signed Shayne Graham as insurance. Great, now you need to worry about your kicker decision this weekend.
Thomas Rawls - RB - Seattle Seahawks
Seattle Seahawks RB Thomas Rawls (knee) was limited in practice Wednesday, Nov. 25.
Huddle Up: Rawls isn't expected to miss Sunday's game. He'll be an RB1 even against a tough Steelers' defense with Marshawn Lynch out.
Tyrod Taylor - QB - Buffalo Bills
Updating a previous report, Buffalo Bills QB Tyrod Taylor (shoulder) said he will play in Week 12 against the Kansas City Chiefs.
Huddle Up: Taylor will likely be a game-time decision Sunday. If he does play he'll be nothing more than a mid-level QB2 against a strong Chiefs' defense.
Antonio Gates - TE - San Diego Chargers
San Diego Chargers TE Antonio Gates (hip) and WR Malcom Floyd (shoulder) were limited in practice Wednesday, Nov. 25.
Huddle Up: Gates is dealing with a hip issues and won't see much practice time this week but he'll be in the starting lineup against Jacksonville. Expect him to be Philip Rivers' favorite target with all the injuries San Diego has at receiver.
Darrelle Revis - CB - New York Jets
New York Jets CB Darrelle Revis (concussion) did not practice Wednesday, Nov. 25, and head coach Todd Bowles said the team is prepared to be without him in Week 12 against the Miami Dolphins.
Huddle Up: Revis' absence will give a fantasy boost to Jarvis Landry and the rest of the Dolphins' receivers. Landry is a WR2 this week with Revis out.
Allen Hurns - WR - Jacksonville Jaguars
Jacksonville Jaguars WR Allen Hurns (thigh, foot) was limited in practice Wednesday, Nov. 25.
Huddle Up: Hurns has battled injuries and missed practice time all season but he'll be in the starting lineup Sunday. Hurns is a WR2 this week against the Chargers.
Michael Floyd - WR - Arizona Cardinals
Arizona Cardinals WR Michael Floyd (hamstring) is practicing Wednesday, Nov. 25.
Huddle Up: Floyd sat out Sunday's game after injuring his hammy late in his season-best 7-113-2 outing the previous week, and it's a good sign that he's able to take part in the team's first practice of the week.
Carlos Hyde - RB - San Francisco 49ers
San Francisco 49ers RB Carlos Hyde (foot) missed practice Wednesday, Nov. 25.
Huddle Up: Hyde is in danger of missing a fourth straight game, but backup Shaun Draughn has been sneakily productive --particularly in PPR leagues -- with 173 total yards, including 78 on 12 catches -- over the last two games.
Stedman Bailey - WR - St. Louis Rams
St. Louis Rams WR Stedman Bailey is out of surgery and will be in an intensive care unit for 3-5 days after suffering a gunshot wound. Doctors are hopeful he will make a successful recovery.
Huddle Up: Good to hear, and here's hoping for the best going forward.
Emmanuel Sanders - WR - Denver Broncos
Denver Broncos WR Emmanuel Sanders (ankle) was limited in practice Wednesday, Nov. 25.
Huddle Up: Sanders missed Sunday's win over the Bears after playing at far less than full health and failing to catch a pass the previous week so his status throughout the practice week will obviously have to be closely monitored.
Darrelle Revis - CB - New York Jets
New York Jets CB Darrelle Revis (concussion) may not be able to play in Week 12, and the Jets are prepared to play without him, according to head coach Todd Bowles.
Huddle Up: IDP alert as its sounds like the cornerback is struggling with the concussion protocol this week after leaving Sunday's game. Meanwhile, it won't help but help the visiting Dolphins and their WRs Sunday if Revis can't go.
Sammy Watkins - WR - Buffalo Bills
Buffalo Bills head coach Rex Ryan acknowledged that WR Sammy Watkins needs more balls thrown his way after the star receiver was targeted only six times by QB Tyrod Taylor in the Week 11 loss to the New England Patriots. "He's too good of a playmaker not to get more looks. So we're definitely going to be looking at that," Ryan said. "We have a great talent there. We got to try to utilize him possibly a little more than we have, obviously." Watkins finished the game with three catches for 39 yards.
Huddle Up: Watkins is averaging only 5.6 targets in seven games this season, with no more than eight in any one contest and certainly is deserving of more looks -- even on the run-heavy Bills. At the same time, it's been a case of too-little, too-late for some fantasy GMs who already have moved on.
Frank Gore - RB - Indianapolis Colts
Indianapolis Colts RB Frank Gore (knee) is out of practice Wednesday, Nov. 25.
Huddle Up: Gore was injured in Sunday's game in Falcons, and while there's no extra concern over a missed Wednesday, his status the rest of the week will need to be closely monitored.
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