Josh Gordon - WR - Cleveland Browns
Cleveland Browns WR Josh Gordon has big plans in his return to game action in Week 12. Gordon told reporter Nate Burleson that he plans to tear up the league when he returns. 'He told me: 'Starting on practice this Wednesday, I'm going to outwork everybody on the field,'' Burleson said Tuesday. '(He said) 'I'm going to try to evoke a pride in Cleveland that can hopefully lead us to the playoffs.' He's excited about coming back.'
Huddle Up: It's always tricky ranking a player in his first game back after nearly a year's absence, but The Huddle has him as a WR2 this week in a favorable matchup with the Falcons.
Delanie Walker - TE - Tennessee Titans
Tennessee Titans TE Delanie Walker remains in the concussion protocol, and he must pass a doctor's test in order to play in Week 12 against the Philadelphia Eagles. Walker took part in a light practice Wednesday, Nov. 19. He leads the team with 512 yards on 38 catches this year, and he's tied for the team lead with four touchdowns.
Huddle Up: It's a good sign to see Walker out on the field Wednesday, but see if he can carry the momentum through the rest of the week.
Dwayne Allen - TE - Indianapolis Colts
Indianapolis Colts TE Dwayne Allen (ankle) did not practice Wednesday, Nov. 19.
Huddle Up: No big surprise here in the first practice of the week, and Allen's Week 12 fate likely won't be decided until later in the week -- and possibly not until Sunday morning.
Julio Jones - WR - Atlanta Falcons
Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones (illness) did not practice Wednesday, Nov. 19.
Huddle Up: Sounds like nothing to really worry about right now, and if so, he'll be back in practice Thursday or Friday at the latest.
Ben Tate - RB - Cleveland Browns
Free-agent RB Ben Tate (Browns) was claimed off waivers by the Minnesota Vikings Wednesday, Nov. 19. Tate gives the team much-needed depth at the running back position, with RBs Jerick McKinnon (back) and Matt Asiata (concussion) both missing practice Wednesday, Nov. 19. McKinnon leads the team with 484 yards and a 4.9 yards per carry average, while Asiata has six rushing touchdowns and a one receiving TD, but he has just 3.3 yards per carry.
Huddle Up: Not the ideal landing spot for those fantasy owners who decided to stick with Tate as it shapes up as a three-headed RBBC in the Twin Cities with McKinnon projecting as the back with the most upside.
Joique Bell - RB - Detroit Lions
Updating a previous report, Detroit Lions RB Joique Bell (ankle) did not practice Wednesday, Nov. 19, due to an ankle injury. Bell left game briefly in Week 11 because of his injury.
Huddle Up: Another week, another ankle issue for a Lions' skill player, and his fantasy owners will have to hope it's nowhere as serious as the ankle injuries which have sidelined Calvin Johnson and Reggie Bush for a combined six games so far. See when -- or if -- Bell can practice this week.
Jordan Cameron - TE - Cleveland Browns
Cleveland Browns TE Jordan Cameron is still in the concussion protocol and will not participate in practice Wednesday, Nov. 19.
Huddle Up: Still no positive news to report on Cameron, who has missed the last 3 games.
Golden Tate - WR - Detroit Lions
Detroit Lions WR Golden Tate is expected to be covered by New England Patriots CB Darrelle Revis, while CB Brandon Browner figures to cover WR Calvin Johnson in Week 12.
Huddle Up: No reason to make any rash moves, but it's not exactly the news Tate owners wanted to hear with the WR coming off his worst outing (2-41) of the season in the Week 11 loss to the Cardinals.
Jace Amaro - TE - New York Jets
New York Jets TE Jace Amaro is participating in practice Wednesday, Nov. 19. He missed practice Monday, Nov. 17, because of an illness.
Huddle Up: Fantasy's top rookie TE should be good to go with Monday's issue being nothing more than an illness and the Jets coming off the bye.
Rashad Jennings - RB - New York Giants
New York Giants RB Rashad Jennings (knee) is not on the injury report this week. He said he came away from the Week 11 game fine.
Huddle Up: Jennings had a healthy 22 touches (for 67 total yards) in his Week 11 return and will be good to go Sunday night vs. the Cowboys.
Julius Thomas - TE - Denver Broncos
Denver Broncos TE Julius Thomas (ankle) is not participating in practice Wednesday, Nov. 19.
Huddle Up: Thomas' sprain isn't said to be of the high-ankle variety, and it's the first practice of the week so don't get too worked up for now.
Emmanuel Sanders - WR - Denver Broncos
Denver Broncos WR Emmanuel Sanders (concussion) is not participating in practice Wednesday, Nov. 19.
Huddle Up: Nothing unexpected here as the WR's Week 12 fate will be decided later in the week after he completes the protocol procedures.
Giovani Bernard - RB - Cincinnati Bengals
Cincinnati Bengals RB Giovani Bernard (hip) is participating in practice Wednesday, Nov. 19.
Huddle Up: It's the best news in a month for Bernard's fantasy owners as the RB has missed the last 3 games. See if the reports remain positive the rest of the week.
Ben Tate - RB - Cleveland Browns
The Indianapolis Colts have started researching free-agent RB Ben Tate (Browns), including his character and potential fit in the team's scheme, and appear interested in possibly claiming him off waivers from the Cleveland Browns, a source said Tuesday, Nov. 18.
Huddle Up: Indy is definitely in the RB market after losing Ahmad Bradshaw to a leg fracture this past Sunday, so hang on to Tate if you can to see where he lands.
C.J. Anderson - RB - Denver Broncos
Denver Broncos RBs C.J. Anderson and Juwan Thompson will serve as the top two running backs heading into Week 12 against the Miami Dolphins with RBs Ronnie Hillman (foot) and Montee Ball (groin) sidelined at least two or three weeks.
Huddle Up: Anderson only rushed for 29 yards on nine carries in Week 11, but he did all right for his PPR league owners with a career-high 8 catches for 86 yards. The Broncos say they are committed to running more in the coming weeks so definitely use Anderson if you need a RB2/flex option.
Travis Kelce - TE - Kansas City Chiefs
Kansas City Chiefs TE Travis Kelce (ribs, shoulder) fully participated in practice Tuesday, Nov. 18.
Huddle Up: Kelce has been dealing with nagging injuries all season but hasn't missed a start. The Chiefs' run-heavy offense, though, is limiting his targets and he's had only 5 catches for 56 yards and no scores over the last two games.
Navorro Bowman - LB - San Francisco 49ers
San Francisco 49ers LB NaVorro Bowman (knee) has a 21-day practice/evaluation window during which the team will decide whether to activate him or place him on Reserve/Injured. The same window applies to TE Garrett Celek (back), OT Brandon Thomas (knee) and CB Keith Reaser (knee). Head coach Jim Harbaugh did not indicate either way whether Bowman would practice this week.
Huddle Up: Bowman's knee reportedly is still bothering him, but see if he can get on the practice field this week.
LeGarrette Blount - RB - Free Agent
Free-agent RBs Ben Tate (Browns) and LeGarrette Blount (Steelers) aren't expected to draw interest from the Denver Broncos. It is late into the season and is tough for a new running back to learn a Peyton Manning-led system.
Huddle Up: It's C.J. Anderson's gig for now, and Ronnie Hillman (foot) and Montee Ball (groin) are expected back in a few weeks.
Jonas Gray - RB - New England Patriots
New England Patriots RB Jonas Gray had a huge performance in Week 11 against the Indianapolis Colts, but ESPNBoston.com's Mike Reiss expects a difference offensive approach in the backfield against the Detroit Lions, who are ranked No. 1 in the league against the run.
Huddle Up: It's most certainly not the favorable matchup Indy presented, and anyone following the NFL for more than a few months -- and certainly seasoned fantasy GMs -- know recent successes are by no means any indicator of Bill Belichick's upcoming game plans.
Nick Foles - QB - Philadelphia Eagles
Philadelphia Eagles QB Nick Foles (collarbone), who cracked his clavicle in Week 8, is expected to miss at least another month, but head coach Chip Kelly said there have been no recent updates on his condition. "No," Kelly said. "He'll get a re-check at some point in time, but they said it's usually three to four weeks out before they ever take another X-ray. So he has not had that done yet." Foles has been working out but not in game conditions.
Huddle Up: Buckle up as it's likely the Mark Sanchez Show for the remainder of the regular season in Philly.
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