Jake Locker - QB - Tennessee Titans
Tennessee Titans QB Jake Locker (thumb) was a limited participant in practice Wednesday, Oct. 22.
Huddle Up: Another week, same story for Locker, and he'll have to do more in practice over the next couple days to avoid missing a third straight start.
Trent Richardson - RB - Indianapolis Colts
Indianapolis Colts RB Trent Richardson (hamstring) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Oct. 22.
Huddle Up: Something to keep on the rest of the week after Richardson departed last Sunday's game early with the balky hammy. Dan Herron would spell Ahmad Bradshaw in Week 8 if Richardson is unable to go.
Donald Brown - RB - San Diego Chargers
San Diego Chargers RBs Donald Brown (concussion) and Ryan Mathewws (knee) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Oct. 22, and has been ruled out for the team's Week 8 game.
Huddle Up: As fully expected, there will be a third straight start for undrafted rookie Branden Oliver, who's averaged 128 total yards a game and has scored a trio of TDs over the last 3 contests.
Jarvis Landry - WR - Miami Dolphins
Miami Dolphins WR Jarvis Landry has moved ahead of WR Brandon Gibson on the team's depth chart. Gibson said no one has explained to him why he was inactive for Week 7.
Huddle Up: The second-round pick has been targeted 13 times over the last 2 games and has led the team with 10 receptions for 121 yards during that span. A definite pick-up in deeper leagues and a wideout to watch in 10-team leagues.
Tre Mason - RB - St. Louis Rams
St. Louis Rams RB Tre Mason could be the top candidate for a majority of carries since he is averaging 5.4 yards per carry. Mason rushed for 85 yards and one touchdown on 18 carries in Week 7 and received most of the carries because he had the hot hand, according to head coach Jeff Fisher. RB Zac Stacy was announced the starter for Week 7 but only played one snap. RB Benny Cunningham only rushed for three yards during the game. Stacy is averaging 3.93 yards per carry this season, while Cunningham is averaging 3.78 yards per carry.
Huddle Up: Mason, the team's third-round pick and a hot waiver-wire pickup this week, is the best bet to get the most work Sunday in K.C., but another fumble -- like the one that was allegedly recovered by a teammate late in Sunday's win over the Seahawks -- or poor pass-blocking if the Rams fall behind by a couple of scores, could send him back to the bench, no matter if he is posting the most impressive rushing numbers.
Anthony Dixon - RB - Buffalo Bills
Buffalo Bills RB Anthony Dixon is working with the starters in practice Wednesday, Oct. 22. RB Bryce Brown is working with the second-string offense.
Huddle Up: It's sounding like Dixon is headed toward a start Sunday for the Fred Jackson- and C.J. Spiller-less Bills, but do expect Bryce Brown to get a cut of the work as well.
Robert Griffin III - QB - Washington Redskins
Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III's (ankle) status for Week 8 against the Dallas Cowboys will be determined by team doctors, according to head coach Jay Gruden. 'It's up to the trainers and doctors right now, they gotta clear him, No. 1, like I said,' Gruden added. 'No. 2, he's got to feel good. But it's gonna be a process of how he feels tomorrow, how he feels the next day, and how he's throwing and how he's playing the position.' Griffin took part in individual drills in practice Wednesday, Oct. 22, and took repetitions in the team portion. Gruden said Griffin looked good doing the drills.
Huddle Up: Griffin is certainly getting closer, but we're betting it's another game or two before he's back in the D.C. saddle. Definitely expect Colt McCoy to get the start Monday night vs. the Cowboys.
Marcus Lattimore - RB - San Francisco 49ers
San Francisco 49ers RB Marcus Lattimore (knee) will be cleared to practice from the Non-Football Injury list following the team's Week 8 bye. The team plans to activate him to their 53-man roster for the first time in his career. Lattimore has been working his way back from a gruesome right knee injury while in college in October of 2012. He is now weighing 220 pounds after reporting to training camp at 225 pounds, and he thinks he has added quickness.
Huddle Up: Get ready to add another RB to the mix in San Fran, further trimming Fran Gore's touches and fantasy value.
Martellus Bennett - TE - Chicago Bears
Chicago Bears TE Martellus Bennett (hamstring) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Oct. 22.
Huddle Up: It was the first practice of the week, but it's something to definitely monitor. See if the TE can get back on the field Thursday or Friday.
Jamaal Charles - RB - Kansas City Chiefs
Updating a previous report, Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles showed no signs of a concussion when he was checked after a helmet-to-helmet hit in Week 7, according to trainer Rick Burkholder. However, Charles said he was never checked, and he said after the game that the hit was no big deal. He changed his tune after the game: 'It definitely hurt,' Charles said. 'A couple plays later, I just (saw) this light buzz around my eyes and I was trying to catch 'em. But I was like, 'Let's get the ball and run again.'' Charles had other concussion symptoms, as well, but didn't think he had a concussion. He was cleared from the concussion protocol Tuesday, Oct. 21, and was cleared to practice Wednesday, Oct. 22, but the team will continue to monitor him.
Huddle Up: Sounds like Charles and his fantasy owners might have dodged a Week 7 bullet. He should be good to go for Sunday's game against the Rams but keep an eye on him just in case.
Mike Glennon - QB - Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Mike Glennon is expected to be the starting quarterback in Week 8.
Huddle Up: Glennon has been solid fantasy-wise throwing 2 TDs in each of his 3 starts this season while averaging 288.3 passing yards per game.
Reggie Bush - RB - Detroit Lions
Detroit Lions RB Reggie Bush (ankle) was limited during practice Wednesday, Oct. 22.
Huddle Up: The lingering ankle issue is proving rather troublesome for Bush, who's only totaled 69 rushing yards and 71 receiving yards with no scores over the Lions' last 4 games -- one of which he missed entirely. He should play Sunday, but definitely temper your fantasy expectations.
Eric Ebron - TE - Detroit Lions
Detroit Lions TE Eric Ebron (hamstring) is out of practice Wednesday, Oct. 22.
Huddle Up: See if the rookie can get back on the practice field over the next 2 days; if not, he's in real danger of missing his second straight game.
Calvin Johnson - WR - Detroit Lions
Detroit Lions WR Calvin Johnson (ankle) is out of practice Wednesday, Oct. 22.
Huddle Up: Johnson's status for this weekend remains uncertain, and it's likely a situation you'll have to track right up to the Lions' early Sunday morning kickoff. The recent track record suggests if Megatron doesn't practice he either doesn't play or doesn't play well; plan accordingly.
Harry Douglas - WR - Atlanta Falcons
Atlanta Falcons WR Harry Douglas (foot) will not practice Wednesday, Oct. 22. Douglas traveled to London with the team and hopes to play in Week 8.
Huddle Up: Douglas has been out for several games; in his stead, Devin Hester is getting more snaps on offense.
Golden Tate - WR - Detroit Lions
Detroit Lions WR Golden Tate is one of just two receivers to have at least five receptions in each of the first seven games of the season.
Huddle Up: That means Tate was even producing way back when Calvin Johnson was healthy and is well on his way to becoming the first pass-catcher to lead the Lions in receiving since Megatron's rookie year of 2007.
Carson Palmer - QB - Arizona Cardinals
Arizona Cardinals QB Carson Palmer (shoulder) threw at team headquarters Tuesday, Oct. 21 and is 'real close' to 100 percent, according to head coach Bruce Arians.
Huddle Up: Palmer is a combined 50-of-75 for 503 yards, 4 TDs and a pick in the two games since returning from his month-plus absence and is poised to keep rolling Sunday against a Philly defense surrendering the fourth most fantasy points to opposing QBs.
Paul Richardson - WR - Seattle Seahawks
Seattle Seahawks WR Paul Richardson caught four passes on five targets for 33 yards in Week 7. Richardson was targeted just once in the team's first five games.
Huddle Up: The second-round pick figures to be one of the biggest beneficiaries of the Percy Harvin trade, but it must also be noted that Seattle WRs have been notoriously tough to trust fantasy-wise given the team's run-first approach.
Chandler Jones - DE - New England Patriots
New England Patriots DE Chandler Jones did not practice Tuesday, Oct. 21 with a hip injury, according to a source. Jones is expected to miss a month or so. The team traded for LB Akeem Ayers earlier Tuesday.
Huddle Up: Another blow for the Pats' defense as Jones has 26 total tackles and, most importantly, a team-high 4.5 sacks and 15 QB hurries. The timing is particularly troubling as N.E. is entering a brutal stretch of opposing passers that features Jay Cutler, Peyton Manning, Andrew Luck, Matthew Stafford, Aaron Rodgers and Philip Rivers over the next 6 games.
Marcedes Lewis - TE - Jacksonville Jaguars
Jacksonville Jaguars TE Marcedes Lewis (ankle) is expected to be able to practice next week. Lewis is on the short-term Reserve/Injured list with a high ankle sprain.
Huddle Up: Something to keep an eye on, especially for the owners of backup TE Clay Harbor who has 20 catches for 217 yards and a TD over the last 4 games.
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