Vance McDonald - TE - San Francisco 49ers
San Francisco 49ers TE Vance McDonald posted six grabs for 71 yards and a touchdown in Week 12 against the Arizona Cardinals. He has posted his two best games of his three-year career in back-to-back games.
Huddle Up: McDonald's numbers should only improve with Garret Celek sidelined, as Blaine Gabbert has a definite comfort level throwing to his tight ends. He's a sneaky fantasy helper down the stretch.
Ben Roethlisberger - QB - Pittsburgh Steelers
Updating a previous report, Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger (concussion) is expected to be cleared in concussion protocol, according to a source Sunday, Nov. 29. Roethlisberger does not have a concussion.
Huddle Up: Roethlisberger had a big day against the Seahawks before being knocked out late. The Steelers can't afford to lose if they want to make a playoff push. Big Ben will be a QB1 if he starts next week.
Rob Gronkowski - TE - New England Patriots
New England Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski (knee) left the Week 12 game against the Denver Broncos late in the fourth quarter after being hit low on an incompletion. He was writhing around in pain after the contact, and was down for several minutes. He was carted off, as they worked on his right knee or leg.
Huddle Up: Losing Gronk is obviously a big blow any time. However, it would be even bigger considering the Patriots have already lost Dion Lewis and Julian Edelman. Fantasy owners will have to hold their breath and hope for the best.
Drew Brees - QB - New Orleans Saints
New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees' 45-game streak with a passing touchdown was snapped in a 24-6 loss to the Houston Texans in Week 12. He completed 25 of 44 passes for 228 yards and an interception.
Huddle Up: The Texans' defense has been strong over the last month and that continued with a dominant performance on Sunday. Brees will look to rebound next week but the Saints have the look of a team that is ready for the season to end.
Julius Thomas - TE - Jacksonville Jaguars
Jacksonville Jaguars TE Julius Thomas finished with nine catches for 116 yards and a touchdown in a 31-25 loss to the San Diego Chargers in Week 12.
Huddle Up: Thomas had his best game of the season and he could continue to have a big role going forward. Allen Hurns was carried off on a stretcher and is questionable at best for next week with a concussion. Thomas is locked in as a TE1.
Markus Wheaton - WR - Pittsburgh Steelers
Pittsburgh Steelers WR Markus Wheaton posted nine receptions for a career-best 201 yards and a touchdown in the Week 12 game against the Seattle Seahawks.
Huddle Up: The Steelers took advantage of Seattle's coverage and utilized Wheaton on Sunday. However, with Antonio Brown and Martavis Bryant in front of him for targets, Wheaton won't make a weekly fantasy splash. This will be his best game of the year by far.
Jimmy Graham - TE - Seattle Seahawks
Updating a previous report, Seattle Seahawks TE Jimmy Graham (knee) is out for the season due to a torn patellar tendon suffered in the Week 12 game against the Pittsburgh Steelers. He needs season-ending surgery.
Huddle Up: Graham wasn't having the season he hoped for with the Seahawks but this is still a big blow for the Seahawks' offense. Luke Wilson will take over as Seattle's starting tight end and see more targets. He'll be a TE2.
Heath Miller - TE - Pittsburgh Steelers
Pittsburgh Steelers TE Heath Miller (rib) left the Week 12 game against the Seattle Seahawks due to a rib injury. He finished with five receptions for 45 yards and he was targeted six times.
Huddle Up: Miller was having a nice game before leaving with a rib injury. If Miller is forced to miss time, Matt Spaeth will take over as the Steelers' starting tight end.
Danny Amendola - WR - New England Patriots
New England Patriots WR Danny Amendola (knee) is not expected to travel with the team for their Week 12 game against the Denver Broncos.
Huddle Up: It appears Amendola won't suit up this week against the Broncos. Chris Harper will be asked to take on a bigger role but Tom Brady is lacking viable targets outside of Rob Gronkowski and Brandon LaFell.
Carlos Hyde - RB - San Francisco 49ers
San Francisco 49ers RB Carlos Hyde (foot) did not participate in practice Friday, Nov. 27, and has been ruled out for the Week 12 game against the Arizona Cardinals.
Huddle Up: As expected, Hyde won't play against the Cardinals, Shaun Draughn will continue to be the 49ers' primary back. He's a low-end RB2 this week.
Travis Kelce - TE - Kansas City Chiefs
Kansas City Chiefs TE Travis Kelce (ankle) tweaked his ankle in practice Friday, Nov. 27, but head coach Andy Reid thinks Kelce will be fine for Week 12 against the Buffalo Bills.
Huddle Up: Kelce tweaked his ankle in practice Friday and is questionable for Sunday's game against Buffalo. Kelce is coming down to a game-time decision, so owners will need to have another option ready to go in case he doesn't play.
Danny Amendola - WR - New England Patriots
New England Patriots WR Danny Amendola (knee) was limited in practice for the second straight day Friday, Nov. 27, and is questionable for Week 12 against the Denver Broncos.
Huddle Up: Amendola was limited in Thursday and Friday's practices. He has a tough matchup and likely won't be 100 percent even if he does play. Owners face a tough choice this week because the Patriots and Broncos don't play until Sunday night. Owners who wait on Amendola will need to have another receiver ready to plug in.
Thomas Rawls - RB - Seattle Seahawks
Seattle Seahawks RB Thomas Rawls (knee) did not participate in practice Friday, Nov. 27, but is listed as probable for the Week 12 game against the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Huddle Up: Rawls will play against the Steelers on Sunday and despite the tough matchup he's a RB1 this week.
Alfred Morris - RB - Washington Redskins
Washington Redskins RB Alfred Morris (rib) fully participated in practice Friday, Nov. 27, and is listed as probable for the Week 12 game against the New York Giants.
Huddle Up: Barring a late setback, Morris will play after exiting early last week, but the D.C. RBs have been awfully tough to trust with the team's leading rusher failing to top 30 yards in five of the last six games.
Austin Seferian-Jenkins - TE - Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Tampa Bay Buccaneers TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins (shoulder) is listed as doubtful for Week 12 against the Indianapolis Colts.
Huddle Up: After a promising start -- five receptions for 110 yards and two TDs in the opener -- it continues to be a lost sophomore season for Seferian-Jenkins who looks like he'll miss a ninth straight game.
Larry Donnell - TE - New York Giants
New York Giants TE Larry Donnell (neck) is out for Week 12.
Huddle Up: Donnell will miss a straight game, leaving the tight-end duties in the hands of Will Tye, who's caught seven passes for 75 yards over his last two outings.
Allen Hurns - WR - Jacksonville Jaguars
Jacksonville Jaguars WR Allen Hurns (thigh, foot) was limited in practice Friday, Nov. 27, but is probable for Week 12.
Huddle Up: Hurns sounds good to go as he'll try to bounce back a three-catch, 19-yard performance in Week 11 which saw his TD-reception streak end at seven games.
Aaron Rodgers - QB - Green Bay Packers
Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers is 15-for-35 (42.9 percent) for 129 yards, no touchdowns and one interception on throws to WR Davante Adams the last three weeks. Rodgers is 58-for-103 (56 percent) for 618 yards, five touchdowns and no interceptions to everyone else.
Huddle Up: Rodgers and some of his wideouts, particularly Adams, still appear to be on different wavelengths at times and it was definitely an issue Thanksgiving night as Adams and fellow WR James Jones were targeted a combined 17 times but netted only two receptions (both by Adams) for 14 yards.
Tyrod Taylor - QB - Buffalo Bills
Buffalo Bills QB Tyrod Taylor (shoulder) was limited during practice Friday, Nov. 27, and is listed as probable for the Week 12 game against the Kansas City Chiefs.
Huddle Up: Things looked shaky earlier in the week, but for now it looks as if you can plan on having Taylor available if you need him.
Case Keenum - QB - St. Louis Rams
St. Louis Rams QB Case Keenum (concussion) is listed as questionable for Week 12 against the Cincinnati Bengals.
Huddle Up: Keenum has been limited in practice and still has not made it through the full concussion protocol so expect Nick Foles to resume his starting duties Sunday in Cincinnati.
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