Sammy Watkins - WR - Kansas City Chiefs
Kansas City Chiefs WR Sammy Watkins (foot) will miss a second straight day of practice Thursday, Nov. 8, as he deals with a foot injury.
Huddle Up: This is starting to look like it might affect Watkins' status for Week 10, but check back Friday to see where things stand. In the meantime, start making contingency plans for finding other WR2/flex help.
Charles Clay - TE - Buffalo Bills
Buffalo Bills TE Charles Clay (hamstring) was working off to the side with trainers during practice Thursday, Nov. 8.
Huddle Up: With 19 catches and no TDs in nine games so far, Clay hasn't been any kind of fantasy factor in the league's worst offense, and adding in a balky hamstring most definitely isn't going to help. Continue to look elsewhere for tight end help.
Derek Anderson - QB - Buffalo Bills
Buffalo Bills QB Derek Anderson (concussion) was working off to the side with team trainers during practice Thursday, Nov. 8.
Huddle Up: Anderson and fellow QB Josh Allen (elbow) are attempting to get healthy and return to action so the Bills at least can avoid another start from the turnover-prone Nathan Peterson. And while Anderson and or Allen represent upgrades, it's still not enough to remove Buffalo from the bottom of the "league's worst offense" list.
Dez Bryant - WR - New Orleans Saints
New Orleans Saints WR Dez Bryant has begun work with his new team after signing Tuesday, Nov. 6, but head coach Sean Payton declined to commit to Bryant playing in Week 10. 'We'll see,' Payton said on a media conference call Thursday, Nov. 8. 'It would be hard for me to comment not having had a practice yet. But we'll take a peek and see how he does today and tomorrow, and then we'll fill you in Sunday.'
Huddle Up: If you took a flier on Dez after his signing this week with one of the league's most prolific offenses, you'll want to wait to to see him in a game or two before you insert him into your lineup.
Le'Veon Bell - RB - Pittsburgh Steelers
Updating previous reports, Pittsburgh Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell would be franchise tagged at the quarterback level, around $25 million in 2019, not at the lower number he was tagged at in 2018, according to NFL Network's Tom Pelissero. 'I've been told by both league and team sources that neither the NFL nor the Steelers have any plan to argue that the second tag should carry over, should Bell not play this year,' NFL Network's Aditi Kinkhabwala reported. 'They are all in agreement that any potential tag would be the third (or the transition).'
Huddle Up: What does this mean? Bell doesn't have to report at all, and he's likely to wind up a free agent after the season. The team is unlikely to tag him at that rate or transition tag him. It's still worth holding onto him, but the chances are high that he sits the entire season.
Dez Bryant - WR - New Orleans Saints
Updating previous reports, New Orleans Saints WR Dez Bryant will make a prorated $1.75 million base salary on a one-year deal this year. Bryant can earn $500,000 in reception incentives in the deal, making it worth up to $1 million total.
Huddle Up: Bryant is unlikely to play this week, and he should be stashed for a couple of weeks until he can get up to speed on the playbook.
Darren Sproles - RB - Philadelphia Eagles
Philadelphia Eagles RB Darren Sproles (hamstring) aggravated his hamstring injury Wednesday, Nov. 7, and he's expected to miss Week 10.
Huddle Up: Corey Clement is hanging by his proverbial teeth to fantasy relevance. Sproles' injury re-opens the door for Clement, but he's not playable right now.
Maurice Harris - WR - Washington Redskins
Washington Redskins WR Maurice Harris is in line for a full-time role with WR Paul Richardson (shoulder) out for the season. Harris has the best hands CB Quinton Dunbar said he has seen on a receiver. Harris isn't a fast guy, but he's the kind of possession receiver QB Alex Smith loves. 'Mo has always been a consistent player for us,' Redskins head coach Jay Gruden said. 'Not the fastest guy in the world, but he runs excellent routes. He's a quarterback-friendly guy. Knows how to work in zone. (Has) the quickness to separate man-to-man, so he's a great option for us right now.'
Huddle Up: Harris had 10 grabs for 124 yards on 12 targets last week. The Redskins face the struggling Tampa Bay Buccaneers defense, and Harris could be heavily involved again. He's a flex consideration this week.
Royce Freeman - RB - Denver Broncos
Denver Broncos head coach Vance Joseph is hopeful RB Royce Freeman (ankle) will return following the team's Week 10 bye.
Huddle Up: Freeman has missed the last two games but it looks like another week off will do the rookie running back some good in getting him back on the field. When the Broncos resume their season in Week 11, Freeman is worth deploying as a FLEX option if he's back in action.
Chris Carson - RB - Seattle Seahawks
Seattle Seahawks RB Chris Carson (hip) was absent from practice Wednesday, Nov. 7.
Huddle Up: No surprise after Carson had to depart early in Sunday's loss to the Chargers. It's possible his status won't be known until game time, so owners will need a backup plan with the late-afternoon kickoff. If Carson can't suit up, Mike Davis would be the biggest beneficiary and merits being plugged in everywhere.
Doug Baldwin - WR - Seattle Seahawks
Seattle Seahawks WR Doug Baldwin (groin) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Nov. 7.
Huddle Up: Baldwin can't seem to catch a break, as he's finally over a season-long knee issue but is now dealing with a groin injury. On the bright side, he's coming off one of his best games of the campaign, so hopefully there's nothing here that prevents him from continuing along with his usual production.
Todd Gurley - RB - Los Angeles Rams
Los Angeles Rams RB Todd Gurley (non-injury) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Nov. 7.
Huddle Up: Gurley is one of the top fantasy players in the NFL and should be a weekly starting option no matter the matchup.
Doug Martin - RB - Oakland Raiders
Oakland Raiders RB Doug Martin (hip) was limited during practice Wednesday, Nov. 7.
Huddle Up: Martin has received at least 10 carries in each of the last two games but was held to 49 yards in the last game. He will continue to receive a majority of the carries but may only be a flex option in standard leagues this week against a solid Los Angeles Chargers defense.
Peyton Barber - RB - Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Peyton Barber (ankle) was limited in practice Wednesday, Nov. 7.
Huddle Up: Barber has been a tremendous disappointment in 2018, logging more than 40 yards in a game only three times this season while managing to get in the end zone just once. At this point, he should only be deployed in deep leagues if he plays.
Jordan Reed - TE - Washington Redskins
Washington Redskins TE Jordan Reed (back) was limited during practice Wednesday, Nov. 7.
Huddle Up: Reed has received at least six targets in three of the last four games but has been held to under 45 yards in all of those games. He should have a favorable matchup this week and could be a low-end No. 1 tight end in fantasy leagues.
Adrian Peterson - RB - Washington Redskins
Washington Redskins RB Adrian Peterson (shoulder) was limited during practice Wednesday, Nov. 7.
Huddle Up: Peterson should be able to play in Week 10 and is coming off a disappointing Week 9 performance. He probably will be playing with a very different offensive line this week because of injuries but should still have some success against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He can be considered a No. 2 fantasy running back in all leagues.
Mike Evans - WR - Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Mike Evans (knee) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Nov. 7.
Huddle Up: Evans didn't practice last Wednesday also before eventually suiting up, but it's still concerning regardless, considering the former first-round draft pick was held to only one catch for 16 yards in his last effort. Owners need to follow Evans' status closely throughout the rest of the week.
Jamison Crowder - WR - Washington Redskins
Washington Redskins WR Jamison Crowder (ankle) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Nov. 7.
Huddle Up: Crowder has not played since early October and probably should be avoided in all leagues until he is able to return to practice.
Chris Thompson - RB - Washington Redskins
Washington Redskins RB Chris Thompson (rib) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Nov. 7.
Huddle Up: Thompson likely will need to practice at some point this week if he wants to play, so owners should monitor his practice participation. Owners probably should look for other options for their lineups and can keep Thompson on the bench.
Randall Cobb - WR - Green Bay Packers
Green Bay Packers WR Randall Cobb (hamstring) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Nov. 7.
Huddle Up: Cobb has been targeted 11 times in two games since returning from the injury but has posted only 64 yards in those games. He should continue to have a solid role in the passing game but may only be a flex option in leagues this week.