Case Keenum - QB - St. Louis Rams
Updating a previous report, St. Louis Rams QB Case Keenum (concussion) will start in Week 12 against the Cincinnati Bengals if he is healthy. Keenum did not participate in the Rams' light practice Tuesday, Nov. 24, but could participate Wednesday, according to head coach Jeff Fisher.
Huddle Up: Keenum was hurt on the ugly late-game incident which somehow escaped notice of the concussion spotters last Sunday, and rest assured he have to pass all tests and protocols with flying colors this week to have a shot at playing Sunday in Cincinnati. If not, Nick Foles will be back at the helm.
Blake Bortles - QB - Jacksonville Jaguars
Jacksonville Jaguars QB Blake Bortles is on pace to break the Jaguars' single-season record for touchdown passes and passing yards.
Huddle Up: Bortles, fantasy's eighth-ranked QB, ranks sixth in the league with 20 TD passes and 10th with 2,623 passing yards but has slowed down of late, throwing for 242 yards or fewer in three of his last four games.
Calvin Johnson - WR - Detroit Lions
Detroit Lions WR Calvin Johnson (ankle) was limited for the second straight day Tuesday, Nov. 24.
Huddle Up: Megatron seemingly is limited by one health issue or another every week, but keeps consistently cranking out fantasy-useful games -- particularly in PPR -- as he's had at least five catches and 67 yards in each of his last nine contests.
Alshon Jeffery - WR - Chicago Bears
Chicago Bears WR Alshon Jeffery (groin) and RB Matt Forte (knee) are both expected to suit up in Week 12 against the Green Bay Packers on Thursday, Nov. 26. Both players said they were feeling fine after practice Tuesday, Nov. 24.
Huddle Up: It sounds like the Bears' decision to hold Jeffery and Forte out of Sunday's game will allow them to be near full strength for the Turkey Day NFC North tussle against the Pack, but fantasy owners are going to have to check back on Wednesday and Thursday evening just to make sure.
Vernon Davis - TE - Denver Broncos
The Denver Broncos used multiple tight end sets on 83.8 percent of their Week 11 plays with QB Brock Osweiler under center as opposed to using three-wide receiver sets 60 percent of the time with QB Peyton Manning playing. TE Vernon Davis was more involved as a result, and the Broncos' ground game was successful.
Huddle Up: It's bumped up the value of both Davis and Owen Daniels, but with the two drawing near-equal looks, it keeps both from being TE1 considerations.
Gary Barnidge - TE - Cleveland Browns
Cleveland Browns TE Gary Barnidge has been targeted on 17 percent of his routes with QB Josh McCown and just 9 percent of his routes with QB Johnny Manziel. McCown will start in Week 12.
Huddle Up: Barnidge did catch six of his eight targets for 65 yards and a TD from Manziel in Week 10, but there's no denying the tight end has had a special rapport with McCown.
Eric Ebron - TE - Detroit Lions
Detroit Lions TE Eric Ebron said his recent struggles will end this week. Ebron did not catch a pass last week against the Oakland Raiders and has only totaled seven catches for 52 yards the last three weeks.
Huddle Up: Following Thursday's matchup against the Eagles, Ebron has some tight end-friendly matchups against the Packers (eight most fantasy points allowed to opposing TEs) , Rams (14th) and Saints (first) looming, and he should be on your radar if you need help at the position.
LeSean McCoy - RB - Buffalo Bills
Buffalo Bills RB LeSean McCoy already has more rushing yards in 2015 (610) than Buffalo's leading rusher, Seattle Seahawks RB Fred Jackson, did last year (525), and McCoy has only played in eight games this season.
Huddle Up: McCoy has at least 94 total yards in five straight games and has scored three TDs during that span, giving his fantasy owners a nice down-the-stretch bump.
Tyrod Taylor - QB - Buffalo Bills
Updating a previous report, Buffalo Bills QB Tyrod Taylor is dealing with a shoulder injury, and head coach Rex Ryan expects Taylor to be able to play in Week 12 against the Kansas City Chiefs.
Huddle Up: Coaches and players usually err on the optimistic side, so see what Taylor is -- or isn't -- able to do in practice this week.
Peyton Manning - QB - Denver Broncos
Denver Broncos QB Peyton Manning (foot, ribs) will miss at least the next two weeks as he continues to recover from a partially torn plantar fascia and a rib injury, according to head coach Gary Kubiak. Manning will still be able to participate in workouts and be a part of team meetings, but his foot will also be in a cast for at least a week.
Huddle Up: That puts Brock Osweiler at the helm for at least the matchups against the Patriots and Chargers and cover the rest of the regular season in most fantasy leagues. Adjust accordingly ...
Aaron Dobson - WR - New England Patriots
Updating a previous report, New England Patriots WR Aaron Dobson (ankle) is expected to miss at least Week 12 with an ankle injury, and possibly more time even though Dobson's X-rays were negative.
Huddle Up: The hits keep coming for the Pats' skill-position players -- and with Danny Amendola also highly questionable due to a knee issue -- Tom Brady's WR corps next Sunday night in Denver very likely will be headed by Brandon LaFell, Keshawn Martin and rookie Chris Harper.
Davante Adams - WR - Green Bay Packers
Green Bay Packers WR Davante Adams (ankle) was limited in practice Tuesday, Nov. 24, for the second straight day.
Huddle Up: Adams doesn't seem to be any real danger of missing Thursday's Week 12 game against the Bears, and he will be trying to bounce back from a disappointing 3-36 showing in Week 11 after catching 17 passes for 173 yards over the previous two contests.
Tyrod Taylor - QB - Buffalo Bills
Buffalo Bills QB Tyrod Taylor's (chest) availability for Week 12 against the Kansas City Chiefs is unknown, but head coach Rex Ryan hopes his quarterback will be available. Ryan said he has 'no idea' if Taylor will be ready. QB EJ Manuel briefly warmed up on the sidelines in the Week 11 loss to the New England Patriots on Monday, Nov. 23.
Huddle Up: Taylor took a beating Monday night and looked to playing in obvious discomfort late despite finishing the game. It's a short week, however, with travel, and we'll have to see if Taylor is able to practice -- and what he can do -- the next few days.
Sam Bradford - QB - Philadelphia Eagles
Philadelphia Eagles QB Sam Bradford (shoulder, concussion) had 'some memory loss' after sustaining a concussion in Week 10, and he also said his separated left shoulder could keep him out again versus the Detroit Lions in Week 12 Thursday, Nov. 26. '(The decision depends on) how it progresses from here to game time,' Bradford said, 'and whether myself and the coaches feel comfortable with me out there playing. It feels better today than it did yesterday. If it continues to progress, I'd like to be out there.' Bradford has cleared the concussion protocol, and offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur said Bradford looked good in practice Monday, Nov. 23. The QB was limited in practice Tuesday. QB Mark Sanchez will start again if Bradford isn't ready.
Huddle Up: The short week obviously isn't doing Bradford any favors, but expect a decision Wednesday as to who will start in Motown.
Bryce Brown - RB - Seattle Seahawks
Free-agent RB Bryce Brown is re-signing with the Seattle Seahawks Tuesday, Nov. 24.
Huddle Up: Perhaps another sign pointing toward bad news regarding Marshawn Lynch and his abdominal injury.
Danny Amendola - WR - New England Patriots
New England Patriots WR Danny Amendola suffered a knee sprain in a Week 11 win over the Buffalo Bills. He is not expected to miss extended time, though. Amendola still may not play in Week 12, however. His status will depend on how he reacts to treatment and an increased workload as the week progresses.
Huddle Up: Amendola has avoided a serious injury, but it's still tough news on a short week as Tom Brady might have to count on WRs Brandon LaFell, Keshawn Martin and Chris Harper with fellow wideout Aaron Dobson going down with an ankle injury Monday night.
Matt Forte - RB - Chicago Bears
Chicago Bears RB Matt Forte (knee), WR Alshon Jeffery (groin) and TE Martellus Bennett (ribs) were limited in practice Tuesday, Nov. 24.
Huddle Up: Even on a short week, all three have a decent shot at playing Thursday night. Forte was on the verge of playing Sunday, but the Bears reportedly took extra caution and held him out with their next contest only four days away.
Josh McCown - QB - Cleveland Browns
Cleveland Browns QB Josh McCown will start in Week 12. QB Austin Davis will serve as backup, while QB Johnny Manziel will be Cleveland's No. 3 quarterback. Manziel, who was anointed the team's starter for the rest of the season last week, has been benched over his latest off-field issue which involved alleged social-media pictures of Manziel partying in Texas during the team's bye week.
Huddle Up: The drama for Manziel -- and the Browns -- continues as now we're back to the veteran McCown, who hasn't played since Week 8. Manziel, meanwhile, was coming off a career-best 372-yard performance in Week 10, but is fast running out of chances in Cleveland.
Zach Ertz - TE - Philadelphia Eagles
Philadelphia Eagles TE Zach Ertz will not play Thursday, Nov. 26, against the Detroit Lions as he will still be in the concussion protocol.
Huddle Up: Tough timing for Ertz who had averaged 5.2 catches and 55.6 yards over the five games prior to Week 11 as the Eagles were increasingly involving the tight ends in the offense. That makes compatriot Brent Celek a sneaky TE play this week.
Danny Amendola - WR - New England Patriots
New England Patriots WR Danny Amendola (knee) will have an MRI on his knee Tuesday, Nov. 24.
Huddle Up: Amendola left the Monday night game with a knee injury; after losing Dion Lewis and Julian Edelman, the Patriots have to be holding their collective breath with regards to another pass-catcher missing significant time.
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