Trent Richardson - RB - Indianapolis Colts
Indianapolis Colts RB Trent Richardson (hamstring) has been doing rehab work this week but hasn't practiced. He is listed as questionable could be a game-time decision in Week 8 against the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Huddle Up: Indy's late-afternoon kickoff in Pittsburgh on Sunday won't help T-Rich owners, but the RB is a longshot to play in any case given he hasn't practiced at all. Get another back in your lineup now and prepare to leave him there.
DeAngelo Williams - RB - Carolina Panthers
Carolina Panthers RB DeAngelo Williams (ankle) has been ruled out for Week 8 against the Seattle Seahawks.
Huddle Up: Williams will miss his sixth game this season, leaving the Panthers' RB workload primarily on the shoulders of Jonathan Stewart, who returned from his own 3-game absence last week with 62 total yards on 14 touches.
Shane Vereen - RB - New England Patriots
New England Patriots RB Shane Vereen did not participate in practice Friday, Oct. 24, because of an illness, according to a source. The team does not appear to be worried since Vereen is not injured.
Huddle Up: Just an FYI for all the Vereen owners hoping the RB can follow up on his huge Week 7 outing (114 total yards, 2 TDs).
Jadeveon Clowney - LB - Houston Texans
Houston Texans LB Jadeveon Clowney (knee) has a good chance to play in Week 8, according to head coach Bill O'Brien. Clowney will be on a limited snap count if he is active for the game.
Huddle Up: Expect the first-overall pick to play this week after coming real close this past Monday night in Pittsburgh.
Darren Sproles - RB - Philadelphia Eagles
Philadelphia Eagles RB Darren Sproles (knee) practiced in full Friday, Oct. 24, and is listed as questionable for Week 8 against the Arizona Cardinals.
Huddle Up: Sproles took advantage of Philly's timely bye last week, and figures to be able to play Sunday in Arizona. Double check before kickoff, though, just to make sure.
Calvin Johnson - WR - Detroit Lions
Detroit Lions WR Calvin Johnson (ankle) will truly be a game-time decision against the Atlanta Falcons in Week 8 in London. Johnson was limited in practice all week and is listed as questionable. "He did work yesterday. I thought he did a pretty good job, but we'll see where he is today," head coach Jim Caldwell said of Johnson before Friday's practice.
Huddle Up: It's still hard to envision him playing with a bye looming next week, but Megatron owners are going to need to set their alarms Saturday night to double check as the game kicks off at 9:30 a.m. ET/6:30 PT. If he does play, he's definitely worth a fantasy start as Caldwell and the Lions have insisted he won't be on the field unless he's near full health and ready to fully contribute.
Ronnie Hillman - RB - Denver Broncos
Denver Broncos RB Ronnie Hillman continues to run with confidence in the absence of RB Montee Ball (groin), and Ball will likely find it hard to win his starting job back when he's healthy. He showed impressive footwork and showed breakaway speed in the team's Week 8 win over the San Diego Chargers Thursday, Oct. 23, and he could have easily finished with two touchdowns.
Huddle Up: Hillman rushed for a career-high 109 yards and added 29 more on 3 receptions Thursday night and now has topped 100 total yards in each of his 3 starts, also scoring a pair of TDs in Week 7. Ball should still see touches when he returns in a few weeks but they figure to be in relief of the starter Hillman, whose stats and speed are going to be too hard for the Broncos to simply push aside.
Zac Stacy - RB - St. Louis Rams
St. Louis Rams RB Zac Stacy, who didn't have a touch in Week 7, could remain a factor in the backfield in Week 8 against the Kansas City Chiefs. Earlier in the week, head coach Jeff Fisher said Stacy could have 25 carries Sunday, Oct. 26. However, the team is likely to give RB Tre Mason every opportunity to develop the hot hand this weekend.
Huddle Up: Sure, you don't figure on Stacy drawing a total blank every week, but the No. 1 gig fully appears to be Mason's job to lose at this point. Benny Cunningham, who has scored in each of the last 3 games and leads the team's backs in receptions with 16, will also continue to be involved as well.
Giovani Bernard - RB - Cincinnati Bengals
Cincinnati Bengals RB Giovani Bernard (ribs) practiced in full Friday, Oct. 24, and is probable for Week 8 against the Baltimore Ravens.
Huddle Up: Bernard will go and will need to be more of a factor after gaining a season-low 16 total yards on 9 touches in last week's shutout loss in Indy.
Owen Daniels - TE - Baltimore Ravens
Baltimore Ravens TE Owen Daniels (knee) underwent a cleanup procedure on his knee and will not play in Week 8 against the Cincinnati Bengals. Head coach John Harbaugh said he doesn't expect Daniels to miss much time.
Huddle Up: It's a bit of a scramble for Daniels' owners trying to replace fantasy's 11th-ranked TE on short notice. Third-round pick Crockett Gillmore is in line to start for Baltimore, and he has only 3 receptions for 29 yards so far.
Reggie Wayne - WR - Indianapolis Colts
Indianapolis Colts WR Reggie Wayne (elbow) has officially been ruled out for Week 8 against the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Huddle Up: As expected, the veteran wideout will be down Sunday, leaving more targets and looks for Hakeem Nicks, rookie Donte Moncrief and TEs Dwayne Allen and Coby Fleener.
A.J. Green - WR - Cincinnati Bengals
Cincinnati Bengals WR A.J. Green (toe) is not practicing Friday, Oct. 24. It's the third straight day he has missed practice, making it unlikely that he'll be able to play in Week 8. He is officially listed as doubtful.
Huddle Up: There was optimism earlier in the week, but barring a surprising announcement Sunday morning, it looks as if Cincy's No. 1 wideout will miss a third straight game.
Reggie Bush - RB - Detroit Lions
Detroit Lions RB Reggie Bush (ankle) missed practice Friday, Oct. 24, but said he will play in Week 8 Sunday, Oct. 26.
Huddle Up: While Bush may be available for the Lions, expect Joique Bell to be Detroit's primary back. And after watching Reggie leave the Lions' last game due to injury it may be tough for fantasy owners to bank on him sticking around long enough to be a fantasy factor here.
Brandon Pettigrew - TE - Detroit Lions
Detroit Lions TE Brandon Pettigrew (foot) will be a game-time decision Sunday, Oct. 26. TE Joseph Fauria (ankle) is unlikely to play this weekend.
Huddle Up: With Eric Ebron also likely out, the Lions will be woefully short on tight ends. Maybe they'll use more two-back sets, maybe they'll use more four-wide sets... either way, you have to believe the Detroit offense will find a way to get the ball in the hands of its (healthy) playmakers on Sunday.
Eric Ebron - TE - Detroit Lions
Detroit Lions TE Eric Ebron (hamstring) is likely out for Week 8, according to head coach Jim Caldwell. Ebron missed practice again Friday, Oct. 24.
Huddle Up: Ebron is missing out on a great opportunity to establish himself as the Lions' red zone alternative to Calvin Johnson. His injury also leaves the team short on tight ends, as Joseph Fauria is likely out and Brandon Pettigrew a game-time decision at best.
Harry Douglas - WR - Atlanta Falcons
Atlanta Falcons WR Harry Douglas (foot) will be a game-time decision Sunday, Oct. 26, according to head coach Mike Smith.
Huddle Up: Should Douglas go he'll be the Falcons' WR3 behind Julio Jones and Roddy White. If he's unable to play, expect Devin Hester to get more work with the offense.
Antonio Gates - TE - San Diego Chargers
San Diego Chargers TE Antonio Gates became the franchise's all-time leader in receiving yards, passing WR Lance Alworth, at 9,585 yards Thursday, Oct. 23.
Huddle Up: Impressive statistical milestone for Gates; even more impressive that he's surpassed one of the great wideouts in football history. This is just the latest in Gates' throwback season, one final year among the elite fantasy tight ends.
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.
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