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.
Larry Fitzgerald - WR - Arizona Cardinals
Arizona Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald (knee) is unsure when he will return from his knee injury, according to head coach Bruce Arians. "We still don't know anything about Larry," Cardinals coach Bruce Arians said. "If we were practicing today, he would not practice. We'll see how he improves by Wednesday and go from there." General manager Steve Keim said Fitzgerald remains day-to-day a week after suffering a Grade 2 medial collateral ligament sprain. He was a game-time decision in Week 12 but 'couldn't run,' which led him to be inactive.
Huddle Up: Being unable to run tends to keep WRs out of NFL games, but it still did come down to a GTD so monitor late-week practice reports see if a turnaround is in the Cards for Fitz.
Fred Jackson - RB - Buffalo Bills
Buffalo Bills RB Fred Jackson (groin) returned to action Monday, Nov. 24 following his Week 11 injury absence and finished with 45 total yards and a touchdown on 13 touches in the Bills' 38-3 rout of the New York Jets in Detroit.
Huddle Up: Jackson, who had missed two of the Bills' last three games, carried the ball 10 times for 32 yards and a score to finish second to Anthony Dixon (12-54-1) on the team in rushing and added thee receptions for 13 yards. He didn't appear to suffer any health setbacks and should be in line for more touches in the coming weeks.
Dexter McCluster - RB - Tennessee Titans
Tennessee Titans RB Dexter McCluster is going through the concussion protocol after suffering a concussion in Week 12.
Huddle Up: Tough finish to the game in which McCluster (4 touches-17 total yard) scored his first TD of the season. See how he progresses through the protocol steps if you're counting on him in a deep league.
Reggie Bush - RB - Detroit Lions
Detroit Lions RB Reggie Bush (ankle) would've been limited at practice Monday, Nov. 24 if the team had worked out.
Huddle Up: It's fast becoming a lost season for Bush, who has missed four of the last six games and will be trying to come back on a short week with the Lions opening the 3-game Thanksgiving slate. It's a good matchup with the Bears, and Theo Riddick could be an option if he's still available in your league.
Thaddeus Lewis - QB - Free Agent
The Houston Texans will sign free-agent QB Thaddeus Lewis (Bills), according to a source.
Huddle Up: The well-travelled Lewis will join reinstalled starter Ryan Fitzpatrick and rookie fourth-round pick Tom Savage on the Texans' QB depth chart.
Dwayne Allen - TE - Indianapolis Colts
Indianapolis Colts TE Dwayne Allen (ankle) is considered day-to-day but looks to be trending in the right direction, according to head coach Chuck Pagano. Pagano is not sure if Allen will be able to practice this week.
Huddle Up: Consider Allen iffy again and likely to miss a second straight game unless practice-reports start indicating otherwise this week.
Eric Berry - S - Kansas City Chiefs
The Kansas City Chiefs placed SS Eric Berry (illness) on the Non-Football Illness list Monday, Nov. 24, according to a source. Berry will miss the rest of the season. Berry underwent an MRI on his chest, which revealed a mass in his chest. The team believes he has lymphoma, but there is no definite diagnosis.
Huddle Up: A tough story coming out of K.C today, and first here's hoping for the best for Berry. In the meantime, it'll mean the Chiefs' secondary will have to adjust on the fly without their leader, who's had 37 total tackles and two passes defensed in 6 games this season. Ron Parker is slated to take over at SS with Husain Abdullah at FS.
Bishop Sankey - RB - Tennessee Titans
Tennessee Titans RB Bishop Sankey suffered a stinger in Week 12 and did not suffer a concussion, according to head coach Ken Whisenhunt.
Huddle Up: Good news for Sankey, who struggled through a 10-carry, 37-yard outing Sunday in Philly. Monitor his status in practice this week.
Khiry Robinson - RB - New Orleans Saints
The New Orleans Saints have declared RB Khiry Robinson, WR Robert Meachem, DL Brandon Deaderick, LB Kyle Knox, OT Nick Becton, CB Stanley Jean-Baptiste and CB Terrence Frederick inactive for Week 12.
Huddle Up: Robinson will miss a fifth straight game, leaving the RB chores to Mark Ingram, Pierre Thomas and Travaris Cadet, while Meachem won't be part of the Saints' reconfigured WR rotation which is playing its first game without the injured Brandin Cooks.
Robert Griffin III - QB - Washington Redskins
Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III will start Sunday, Nov. 30, against the Indianapolis Colts, according to head coach Jay Gruden.
Huddle Up: RG3 was awful Sunday against the 49ers but in fairness to him he didn't get much help from his offensive line. Griffin is no longer on the fantasy radar as anything more than a risky QB2.
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