Matt Forte - RB - Chicago Bears
Chicago Bears RB Matt Forte rushed for 44 yards on 15 carries and had a 9-yard reception Thursday, Nov. 26 in his return from a three-game injury absence.
Huddle Up: As expected, rookie Jeremy Langford also remained heavily involved with 12 rushes for 48 yards and a 5-yard reception and scored one of the Bears' two TDs on the night. Expect the split to tilt a little more in Forte's favor in the coming games, but Langford will still receive his fair share of touches as well.
Aaron Rodgers - QB - Green Bay Packers
Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers (arm) returned against the Chicago Bears in Week 12 after having his arm examined by trainers.
Huddle Up: Rodgers' appeared to take a helmet to his left elbow, but didn't miss a play and returned to finish out the game. That was about the only good news as Rodgers completed only 22-of-43 passes for 202 yards, a TD and an interception in a 17-13 upset loss -- the Packers' second straight NFC North defeat at Lambeau.
Josh Huff - WR - Philadelphia Eagles
Philadelphia Eagles WR Josh Huff was evaluated for a concussion against the Detroit Lions in Week 12 and did not return.
Huddle Up: Huff finished with one catch for 11 yards, but will at least have some extra time to recover with Philly's next game not until Dec. 6.
Mark Ingram - RB - New Orleans Saints
New Orleans Saints RB Mark Ingram (shoulder) was limited in practice Thursday, Nov. 26, but his injury is not expected to be a major concern.
Huddle Up: The Saints' leading rusher should be good to go coming off the bye and will face a Texans' defense that ranks in the league's bottom half in terms of success against fantasy backs.
Tony Romo - QB - Dallas Cowboys
Updating a previous story, Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo (clavicle) will have more tests on his injured left collarbone Friday, Nov. 27, but a source close to the situation said that Romo is 'done for the season.'
Huddle Up: There's still some hope with no official word yet, but it's looking like it might be Matt Cassel time again in Big D.
Alshon Jeffery - WR - Chicago Bears
Chicago Bears WR Alshon Jeffery (groin, shoulder) is officially active for the Week 12 game against the Green Bay Packers on Thursday, Nov. 26. FS Antrel Rolle, WR Eddie Royal, DB Jacoby Glenn, RB Ka'Deem Carey, TE Martellus Bennett, OT Nick Becton and DL Will Sutton comprised the inactive list.
Huddle Up: Good news for Jeffery owners after the WR sat out four days ago in Week 11. You're more than likely starting him but be aware of the possibility of another 3-catch, 23-yard dud as he had while playing at something less than 100 percent in Week 10.
Tony Romo - QB - Dallas Cowboys
Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo left Thursday, Nov. 26, against the Carolina Panthers and is suspected to have sustained a second fracture of his clavicle.
Huddle Up: Romo, playing in his second game back after a two-month injury absence, had his left shoulder driven into the turf on a Thomas Davis sack on the final play of the third quarter and immediately headed to the locker room for X-rays while being replaced by Matt Cassel. Needless to say, a hurtful blow for Dez Bryant and the Dallas pass-catchers and an even more damaging loss for the Cowboys as the team went 0-7 with Cassel and Brandon Weeden starting in his absence. Romo finished the game 11 of 21 for 106 yards and three interceptions -- two of which were returned for early pick-sixes.
Jordan Matthews - WR - Philadelphia Eagles
Philadelphia Eagles WR Jordan Matthews caught three passes for 60 yards and a touchdown in a 45-14 blowout loss at the hands of the Detroit Lions Thursday, Nov. 26.
Huddle Up: Hey, garbage-time TDs count just the same, and those still starting Matthews will take it with the disappointing wideout coming into the contest with only scoring receptions on the season.
Calvin Johnson - WR - Detroit Lions
Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford and WR Calvin Johnson had huge days Thursday, Nov. 26, against the Philadelphia Eagles. Stafford threw for 337 yards and five touchdowns, while Johnson caught eight passes for 93 yards and three touchdowns.
Huddle Up: Those fantasy owners who stuck with Stafford and have endured Johnson's less-than-stellar start are giving thanks after hitting the Turkey Day fantasy lottery. Stafford came into the contest with 15 TD passes and only one 300-yard game while Megatron doubled his season-TD total in one impressive afternoon.
Travis Kelce - TE - Kansas City Chiefs
Kansas City Chiefs TE Travis Kelce (groin) fully participated in practice Thursday, Nov. 26.
Huddle Up: The main concern for Kelce's fantasy owners has been the tight end's production -- and not his nagging health issues -- as he's had three straight games with fewer than 50 receiving yards and only has had one TD catch since Week 1.
Tyrod Taylor - QB - Buffalo Bills
Buffalo Bills QB Tyrod Taylor (shoulder) was limited during practice Thursday, Nov. 26.
Huddle Up: Taylor has been limited in both of his practices this week coming off his Monday-night injury, and we should know more after the Bills' practice Friday.
Aaron Dobson - WR - New England Patriots
New England Patriots WR Aaron Dobson (ankle) was placed on the Reserve/Injured list Thursday, Nov. 26.
Huddle Up: Dobson suffered a high-ankle injury Monday against the Bills, and his season will end with 13 catches for 141 yards as Tom Brady's WR corps continues to thin out.
Frank Gore - RB - Indianapolis Colts
Indianapolis Colts RB Frank Gore (ankle) fully participated in practice Thursday, Nov. 26.
Huddle Up: Gore suffered an ankle injury Sunday against the Falcons, and it's a great sign to see him jump right into a full workload Thursday after sitting out Wednesday. Tentatively count on having him available Sunday against the Bucs.
Corey Brown - WR - Carolina Panthers
Carolina Panthers WR Corey Brown (shoulder) wasbeen declared inactive for the Week 12 game against the Dallas Cowboys.
Huddle Up: Brown is out a second straight game, meaning more continued looks for his fellow wideouts, with rookie Devin Funchess and reserves Jerricho Cotchery and Brenton Bersin being the primary beneficiaries.
Alfred Morris - RB - Washington Redskins
Washington Redskins RB Alfred Morris (ribs) practiced in full Thursday, Nov. 26.
Huddle Up: Morris has been a full participant in each of the team's first two practices this week and is looking like he'll play after leaving early from the Skins' Week 12 game.
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.
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