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.
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.
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