San Diego Chargers TE Antonio Gates caught 5 passes for 54 yards and 2 TDs Thursday, Oct. 23 in a 35-21 loss to the Denver Broncos.
Huddle Up: The ageless Gates had his third multi-TD game of the season and pulled into a tie with Julius Thomas for the league lead with 9 TDs on the season. Six of his scoring catches have come in the last 4 games.
Juwan Thompson - RB - Denver Broncos
Denver Broncos RB Juwan Thompson had seven carries for 24 yards, including a pair of short touchdown runs, in the team's 35-21 Week 8 victory Thursday, Oct 23.
Huddle Up: Starting RB Ronnie Hillman had a career-high 138 total yards on 20 rushes and 3 catches, but it was the 225-pound undrafted rookie who got the team's 2 rushing scores and now has a trio of ground TDs among his 24 carries this season. Expect this to be SOP until Montee Ball returns.
Emmanuel Sanders - WR - Denver Broncos
Denver Broncos WR Emmanuel Sanders had nine catches on nine targets for a team-high 120 yards and three touchdowns in the team's Week 8 game Thursday, Oct. 23.
Huddle Up: It was most definitely Sanders' turn in the Broncos' pass-catching rotation Thursday night as he accounted for all three of Peyton Manning's scoring passes. He had his first TD catch only last week, so he was certainly due.
Marshawn Lynch - RB - Seattle Seahawks
Seattle Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch (non-injury related) returned to practice Thursday, Oct. 23, after being given the day off Wednesday.
Huddle Up: After 6 scores in his first 4 games, Lynch has been kept out of the end zone and under 62 total yards in each of his last 2 outings.
Brandin Cooks - WR - New Orleans Saints
New Orleans Saints WR Brandin Cooks has been targeted 22 times in just two home games so far this year. He totaled eight catches for 74 yards in Week 3 and nine catches for 56 yards in Week 5.
Huddle Up: Like the rest of the Saints' offense, Cooks is better in the Big Easy, and the early schedule hasn't done them any favors with 4 of their first 6 on the road. That, of course, means that 6 of their final 10 will be at home, starting with Sunday night's game against the Pack.
Malcom Floyd - WR - San Diego Chargers
San Diego Chargers WR Malcom Floyd (shoulder) went to the locker room in the second half of the team's game Thursday, Oct. 23, with a shoulder injury but later returned.
Huddle Up: Floyd came back after going to the lockerroom and finished a fairly typical stat line, catching 4 of his 7 targets for 58 yards to finish second on the squad in yardage.
John Brown - WR - Arizona Cardinals
Arizona Cardinals WR John Brown (ankle) did not practice in full Thursday, Oct. 23.
Huddle Up: Brown should be able to give it a go Sunday, but he's been in a fantasy slump of late with only 8 catches for 88 yards and no scores since his two-TD game in Week 3.
Travis Kelce - TE - Kansas City Chiefs
Kansas City Chiefs TE Travis Kelce (ribs) was limited again in practice Thursday, Oct. 23.
Huddle Up: Kelce has taken it slow so far this week, but there's no indication that he's in any danger of missing Sunday's game against the Rams. Stay tuned, though ...
Steve Smith - WR - Baltimore Ravens
Baltimore Ravens WR Steve Smith (non-injury) did not practice Thursday, Oct. 23.
Huddle Up: Just a day off for the Ravens' leading pass-catcher, who had a season-low 3 receptions in the Week 7 rout of the Falcons.
Khiry Robinson - RB - New Orleans Saints
New Orleans Saints RB Khiry Robinson (forearm) did not practice Thursday, Oct. 23.
Huddle Up: Robinson has missed both of the Saints' practices this week, but the situation figures to gain more clarity Friday.
Shonn Greene - RB - Tennessee Titans
Tennessee Titans RB Shonn Greene (hamstring) was limited in practice for the second straight day Thursday, Oct. 23.
Huddle Up: Greene has missed two straight games but could return to share in the carries with rookie Bishop Sankey on Sunday vs. the Titans. His status should be clearer following Friday's practice.
A.J. Green - WR - Cincinnati Bengals
Cincinnati Bengals WR A.J. Green (toe) sat out of practice for the second straight day Thursday, Oct. 23.
Huddle Up: Just the daily update on Green who is hoping to return after a 2-game absence. It's looking rather iffy at the moment, but see what the prognosis is coming out of Friday's workout.
Alfred Morris - RB - Washington Redskins
Washington Redskins RB Alfred Morris (ankle) practiced in full Thursday, Oct. 23.
Huddle Up: Morris should be good to go Monday night, but fantasy patience is wearing thin as the RB hasn't rushed for more than 63 yards and has only 1 TD over the last 4 games.
Robert Griffin III - QB - Washington Redskins
Updating previous reports, Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III (ankle) is unlikely to be ready to play Monday, Oct. 27, against the Dallas Cowboys, according to head coach Jay Gruden. Gruden said that Griffin has looked great in practices the last 2 weeks, but cited the fact that he's rusty and hasn't had meaningful repetitions in six weeks as a factor. "First it starts with the doctors telling me he's full-go, as far as being able to take a hit and all that good stuff," Gruden said. "And then it's gonna be getting more reps, and then I've got to see him comfortable throwing the timing routes, the out routes on time with no hitch, and all the reads and all the progressions. He's going to have to get more and more reps.'
Huddle Up: RGIII is worth a roster stash if you have the room, but as expected, it's going to be the Colt McCoy Show on Monday night in Dallas.
Denard Robinson - RB - Jacksonville Jaguars
Jacksonville Jaguars RB Denard Robinson will start at running back in Week 8 even if RB Toby Gerhart (foot) is active, according to head coach Gus Bradley. Gerhart will receive some playing time if he plays.
Huddle Up: As expected, Robinson has earned the start following his career-high 127-yard effort last week, but don't expect him to approach 22 carries again.
Brice Butler - WR - Oakland Raiders
Oakland Raiders WR Brice Butler could receive more playing time moving forward after making a big play in each of the last two weeks. Butler said he has not lobbied for more playing time but hopes his play speaks for itself.
Huddle Up: Butler has certainly flashed over the last 2 weeks with 119 yards and a TD on 4 catches, but there's just limited room for individual upside in the Raiders' offense with rookie Derek Carr throwing to a number of similarly-talented wideouts in Butler, James Jones, Andre Holmes and Denarius Moore.
Donte Moncrief - WR - Indianapolis Colts
Indianapolis Colts WR Donte Moncrief is ahead of schedule in terms of his knowledge of the offense, and the team believes he will perform when he is on the field, according to offensive coordinator Pep Hamilton.
Huddle Up: The third-round pick has a reception in 5 of Indy's 7 games this season, but the rookie remains on the wrong end of a numbers game with pass-catchers T.Y. Hilton, Reggie Wayne, Dwayne Allen, Coby Fleener and Hakeem Nicks all ranking higher in the pecking order.
Trent Richardson - RB - Indianapolis Colts
Indianapolis Colts RB Trent Richardson (hamstring) did not participate in practice Thursday, Oct. 23.
Huddle Up: That's 2 straight missed practices for the Indy RB, and it's starting to look like Ahmad Bradshaw and Dan Herron will serve as the team's primary backs Sunday in Pittsburgh.
Kyle Rudolph - TE - Minnesota Vikings
Minnesota Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph (hernia) participated in the team stretch before practice Thursday, Oct. 23. Rudolph did some running off to the side with a trainer.
Huddle Up: A player to stash or a name to keep in mind if you're hurting at TE as Rudolph should be back in a few weeks.
Owen Daniels - TE - Baltimore Ravens
Baltimore Ravens TE Owen Daniels (knee) is not participating in practice Thursday, Oct. 23.
Huddle Up: That's 2 missed practices in 2 days for the veteran TE, but see what happens Friday before making any concrete lineup decisions.
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