Colt McCoy - QB - Washington Redskins
The Washington Redskins are planning to start QB Colt McCoy in Week 13 against the Indianapolis Colts in place of struggling QB Robert Griffin III, according to a team source.
Huddle Up: Things are a mess in D.C. -- and we're not just talking politics. McCoy did, however, lead the Skins to their last win -- a 20-17 victory in Dallas in Week 8 -- throwing for 299 yards and rushing for 16 yards and a TD in his lone start, so this should be a welcome fantasy change for the team's pass-catchers. (Hey, it can't get much worse). Meanwhile, the question is whether RGIII has made his last start for Washington.
Marshawn Lynch - RB - Seattle Seahawks
Seattle Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch (back) was listed as a limited participant for the second straight day of practice Tuesday, Nov. 25.
Huddle Up: Lynch hasn't been near 100 percent all season, but he'll be out there Thursday night for the grudge match against the Niners, and his fantasy owners will be hoping for better results than his 15-39 rushing performance in Week 11.
Reggie Bush - RB - Detroit Lions
Updating a previous report, Detroit Lions RB Reggie Bush (ankle, back) was limited in practice Tuesday, Nov. 25, with a back injury added to his status. Bush missed the last two games with an ankle injury. There was no further information on his back ailment.
Huddle Up: Yikes -- this sounds rather grim for the RB, who's missed three of the last four -- and five games in all -- this season. Keep an eye out for further updates, but don't expect the news to be promising.
Doug Martin - RB - Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Doug Martin says he's the same running back he was as a rookie in 2012 when he took the league by storm. However, he's averaging just 2.8 yards per carry and has only 193 rushing yards and one score this season, but he's missed two games with a knee injury and three with an ankle ailment. He's healthy now, but he only mustered 27 yards on 11 carries in Week 12 while sharing time with RBs Charles Sims and Bobby Rainey.
Huddle Up: Martin had more rushes than Rainey and Sims combined (7) in Week 11, but continues to do little with them. None of the backs, though, are getting much help, and coach Lovie Smith has called out the team's offensive line. See if that makes any difference, but don't have any of three RBs in your lineup while waiting to find out.
Troy Polamalu - S - Pittsburgh Steelers
Pittsburgh Steelers SS Troy Polamalu (knee) and CB Ike Taylor (forearm) both are expected to play in the team's Week 13 game, according to head coach Mike Tomlin.
Huddle Up: IDP alert as fantasy's 11th-ranked defense gets two key pieces back for the stretch run.
Brian Hoyer - QB - Cleveland Browns
Cleveland Browns QB Brian Hoyer was never in danger of being benched in favor of QB Johnny Manziel in the team's Week 12 win over the Atlanta Falcons, according to head coach Mike Pettine. Hoyer threw three interceptions in the game. Pettine praised Hoyer for shaking off his mistakes and leading the team to a game-winning drive.
Huddle Up: Hoyer is the first Cleveland QB to post back-to-back 300-yard games in 31 years, but he needs to work in a few more TD tosses -- he has 1 in his last 3 games -- and cut down on turnovers to become a better fantasy bet.
Brandon Marshall - WR - Chicago Bears
Chicago Bears WR Brandon Marshall (ankle) was limited in practice for the second straight day Tuesday, Nov. 25.
Huddle Up: Marshall should be good to go in the first game of the Turkey Day tripleheader, and his fantasy owners will be hoping for more than the three catches for 32 yards he delivered in Week 12.
Clay Harbor - TE - Jacksonville Jaguars
Jacksonville Jaguars TE Clay Harbor has been demoted to third string after the return of TE Marcedes Lewis. TE Nic Jacobs has kept the No. 2 job, as Harbor played just six snaps in Week 12.
Huddle Up: Harbor had his mid-season run of fantasy relevance, but it's now Lewis' gig that he's back from an eight-game injury absence.
Michael Bush - RB - Arizona Cardinals
The Arizona Cardinals signed free-agent RB Michael Bush (Bears) and cut RB Kerwynn Williams Tuesday, Nov. 25.
Huddle Up: The Cards' running game has slumped of late, and Bush could definitely see some carries as the big back in the rotation.
Connor Barth - PK - Denver Broncos
The Denver Broncos signed free-agent PK Connor Barth (Buccaneers) to an undisclosed deal Tuesday, Nov. 25, after waiving PK Brandon McManus, according to a source.
Huddle Up: For those who prefer kickers playing for high-scoring teams, Barth is the new man in the Mile High City.
Blake Bortles - QB - Jacksonville Jaguars
Jacksonville Jaguars QB Blake Bortles went 15-for-27 for just 146 yards and an interception in the team's Week 12 loss to the Indianapolis Colts, and he hasn't tossed a touchdown in the last two games. Head coach Gus Bradley was critical of the whole offense, but he indicated that the team expects more from the rookie quarterback. Bradley said Bortles has been holding the ball too long in the pocket, and his decision making hasn't been up to par.
Huddle Up: The Jags have topped 20 points only twice in Bortles' eight starts, and the rookie owns an ugly 16-8 turnover-to-TD pass ratio. Still, going to back to Chad Henne isn't a viable option at this point for the 1-10 Jags so Bradley is trying to light a fire under the QB any way he can. Bortles remains an interesting dynasty-league piece but steer clear this year in re-draft leagues if at all possible.
Latavius Murray - RB - Oakland Raiders
Oakland Raiders RB Latavius Murray (concussion) will undergo baseline testing for his concussion Tuesday, Nov. 25, according to a league source. He is feeling good, but he must go through the league's concussion protocol before being cleared for Week 13 against the St. Louis Rams.
Huddle Up: The extra couple days of recovery time might make all the difference for Murray, who's one of this week's hottest waiver-wire commodities.
Kyle Fuller - CB - Chicago Bears
Chicago Bears LB Lance Briggs (groin) and CB Kyle Fuller (knee) could be game-time decisions for Week 13, according to head coach Marc Trestman.
Huddle Up: The defensively challenged Bears need all hands on deck -- even going against a Lions' offense that somehow hasn't scored more than 24 points since Week 1.
Michael Vick - QB - New York Jets
New York Jets QB Michael Vick (calf) is expected to start in Week 13 if he is healthy, according to head coach Rex Ryan, who downplayed Vick's injury.
Huddle Up: Vick is trending in the wrong direction, going from 196 to 132 to 76 passing yards over the last three games and failing to guide the Jets into the end zone Monday night while throwing an interception. Surely you have better options.
Nick Toon - WR - New Orleans Saints
New Orleans Saints WR Nick Toon saw the bulk of the snaps in WR Brandin Cooks' (thumb) absence in Week 12 Monday, Nov. 24, although WR Joseph Morgan was the big-play threat, making plays of 67 and 62 yards.
Huddle Up: Toon did draw five targets to Morgan's one in the passing game and finished with three catches for 42 yards, but he's a deep-league option at best right now.
Reggie Bush - RB - Detroit Lions
Detroit Lions RB Reggie Bush (ankle) said he'll be ready to play Thursday, Nov. 27, after missing Week 12 with an ankle injury.
Huddle Up: We've certainly heard this before, and it's hard to trust Bush even if he does play given what's looking to be an injury that will linger the rest of the season.
Jace Amaro - TE - New York Jets
New York Jets TE Jace Amaro left the team's Week 12 game Monday, Nov. 24, with a head injury.
Huddle Up: Sounds like a week in the concussion protocol is ahead for the rookie, who finished without a reception or target Monday night.
Jordan Cameron - TE - Cleveland Browns
Cleveland Browns TE Jordan Cameron (concussion) is expected to play in Week 13.
Huddle Up: Cameron hasn't played since Week 8 and has only 13 catches for 250 yards and a TD in 6 games overall so don't blindly plug him back into your lineup without first weighing all the options.
Justin Forsett - RB - Baltimore Ravens
Baltimore Ravens RB Justin Forsett ran for 182 yards and two scores in a 34-27 victory over the New Orleans Saints Monday, Nov. 24.
Huddle Up: Forsett easily hit a career high with his 182 yards and added 8 yards on two receptions for his best fantasy outing of the season -- one in which he'll likely go down as the waiver-wire find of the year.
Terrance Williams - WR - Dallas Cowboys
Dallas Cowboys WR Terrance Williams was listed as not practicing Monday, Nov. 24, because of a broken finger tip. Head coach Jason Garrett said he does not expect Williams to have a trouble catching the ball.
Huddle Up: Oddly, shades of teammate Dez Bryant a season ago. Williams, though, has tailed off noticeably over the last four games, recording only 9 catches for 106 yards and no scores. He had 19 receptions for 338 yards and 6 TDs over his first seven contests. Use the injury as an excuse to stay away.
Our FREE email updates are packed with the player news and fantasy analysis you need! Always fresh, no spam, guaranteed!
- Don't Take These Player Too Soon In Your Draft
- Balancing Your Wide Receivers
- Fantasy Players Worth A Reach In Your Draft
- Preseason Injury Update: Week 3
- 10 Fantasy Drafting Tips for 2014
- Your Draft Plan: First Three Picks in 12 Team Leagues
- Six Coaching Changes That Impact Fantasy
- Fantasy Need-To-Know Nuggets: AFC
- Signs of a Sleeper Running Back
- Grasp These 5 Trends Before Drafting Your WR
- When to Draft Your Fantasy Quarterback
- Fantasy Football Strength of Schedule Swings
- The Myth of the Stud Running Back
- Ultimate Running Back By Committee Report
- Top 12 Fantasy Rookies Worth Watching
- Fantasy Strength of Schedule Series