Arian Foster - RB - Houston Texans
Houston Texans RB Alfred Blue carried a franchise-record 36 times for 156 yards in Week 11 against the Cleveland Browns in place of the injured RB Arian Foster (groin). His 156 yards tied a rookie franchise record previously set by RB Steve Slaton back in 2008.
Huddle Up: Blue now has 234 yards rushing in two starts this year. Foster said he'll be back for Week 12's game against Cincinnati but if he can't go, Foster will be a strong RB2.
Kenny Britt - WR - St. Louis Rams
St. Louis Rams WR Kenny Britt posted four receptions for 128 yards and a 63-yard touchdown in the Week 11 game against the Denver Broncos.
Huddle Up: Britt is the Rams No. 1 receiver but he'll be inconsistent week-to-week in St. Louis' offense. He's a weekly WR3/4 going forward.
Tre Mason - RB - St. Louis Rams
St. Louis Rams RB Tre Mason carried 29 times for 113 yards in Week 11 against the Denver Broncos, the most against the Broncos rush defense this season. It was Mason's first career 100-yard rushing game, too.
Huddle Up: Mason looks like he has finally distanced himself from Benny Cunningham and Zac Stacy. In his last five games, Mason has carried the ball 18, 7, 19, 14 and 29 times. He's a RB2 heading into next week's game against the Chargers.
Jordan Reed - TE - Washington Redskins
Washington Redskins TE Jordan Reed (hamstring) suffered a strained hamstring in the Week 11 game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. It is unclear if it is related to the hamstring injury that caused him to miss four games earlier in the season.
Huddle Up: Reed has been plagued by injuries throughout his career. If he misses time, Niles Paul will once again take over as Washington's starting tight end.
Mike Evans - WR - Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Mike Evans finished with 209 receiving yards and a pair of touchdowns in Week 11 against the Washington Redskins. He is the first rookie since Randy Moss in 1998 to post three straight 100-yard receiving games. He is also the first rookie with 200 yards receiving and two touchdowns in a game since Anquan Boldin in 2003. Evans finished seven yards shy of Vincent Jackson's franchise record of 216 yards.
Huddle Up: Evans has emerged as a weekly WR1. He has caught at least for passes in every game he's played this season.
Emmanuel Sanders - WR - Denver Broncos
Updating a previous report, Denver Broncos WR Emmanuel Sanders (concussion) suffered a concussion in the third quarter of the Week 11 game against the St. Louis Rams, but he appeared to be alert in the postgame locker room. He needs to go through the NFL protocol before he is cleared to return.
Huddle Up: Sanders is now in the NFL's concussion protocol. He should be considered questionable for Week 12.
Montee Ball - RB - Denver Broncos
Updating a previous report, Denver Broncos RB Montee Ball (groin) aggravated his groin injury in Week 11 against the St. Louis Rams, and he will have an MRI Monday, Nov. 17. His injury might have been the most serious to the team's skill position players Sunday.
Huddle Up: Ball played only briefly before re-injuring his groin. With Ronnie Hillman also out for the next few weeks, C.J. Anderson is now the Broncos feature back. Juwan Thompson moves up to the No. 2 role and should also be added in all leagues.
Julius Thomas - TE - Denver Broncos
Updating a previous report, Denver Broncos TE Julius Thomas (ankle) left the Week 11 game against the St. Louis Rams, and X-rays taken after the game were negative. He will go for further tests Monday, Nov. 17, including an MRI.
Huddle Up: Early reports say Thomas avoided a high ankle sprain but we'll know more in the next couple of days. If Thomas were to miss time, Jacob Tamme will start in his place. Tamme is a big drop-off both for the Broncos and fantasy owners.
Reggie Bush - RB - Detroit Lions
Detroit Lions RB Reggie Bush (ankle) will be held out of the game Sunday, Nov. 16, in Week 11. RBs Joique Bell and Theo Riddick will split time in the backfield.
Huddle Up: Bell will be a RB2 against the Cardinals this week, while Riddick will be a desperation flex play in PPR leagues.
Adrian Peterson - RB - Minnesota Vikings
Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson did not show up for a scheduled hearing Friday, Nov. 15, despite agreeing to the meeting earlier in the week, according to a source. Peterson did not provide the NFL with an alternative date. Friday's hearing would have been for a disciplinary decision about Peterson's past and future regarding family violence. Peterson is also scheduled for a conference call hearing Monday, Nov. 17, dealing with Peterson's status on the commissioner's exempt list.
Huddle Up: There's a chance Peterson could suit up for Week 12. A decision is expected to made to be made about Peterson's status next week, so owners should know something soon.
Delanie Walker - TE - Tennessee Titans
Tennessee Titans TE Delanie Walker (concussion) was limited in practice Saturday, Nov. 15, and is questionable for Monday night's game versus the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Huddle Up: Signs are pointing to Walker playing against Pittsburgh. However, the fact that he's questionable and the game is on Monday night makes Walker too risky. Owners should look for another tight end option this week.
Arian Foster - RB - Houston Texans
Houston Texans RB Arian Foster (groin) has been ruled out for Week 11.
Huddle Up: Alfred Blue will start in Foster's place. Blue is a RB2 this week against a struggling Browns rush defense.
Peyton Hillis - RB - New York Giants
The New York Giants placed RB Peyton Hillis (concussion) on the Reserve/Injured list Saturday, Nov. 15.
Huddle Up: With Rashad Jennings expected back this week, Andre Williams will return to his backup role. Jennings will get most of the touches, with Williams set to see 5-7 carries a game.
Alex Smith - QB - Kansas City Chiefs
Kansas City Chiefs QB Alex Smith's average pass has only traveled 5.6 yards past the line of scrimmage this season, which is the shortest distance among quarterbacks in the NFL.
Huddle Up: Despite having a head coach with a pass happy reputation, the Chiefs have yet to ratchet up their passing attack with Smith. He's failed to reach 200 yards passing in 4 of the last 7 games, and failed to toss a touchdown in 2 of the last 3. No doubt having one of the least talented WR corps in the league isn't helping.
Delanie Walker - TE - Tennessee Titans
Tennessee Titans TE Delanie Walker (concussion) did not particiapte in practice Friday, Nov. 14.
Huddle Up: Walker has not practiced all week and has to be considered a longshot to play Monday night against the Steelers. Get your backup plan in order now.
Marshawn Lynch - RB - Seattle Seahawks
Seattle Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch (calf, rib) practiced in full Friday, Nov. 14, but is listed as questionable for Week 11 against the Kansas City Chiefs.
Huddle Up: Lynch was able to practice in full after sitting out both Wednesday and Thursday, and should play Sunday in K.C. Check The Huddle's Game-Day Inactives, Injury and Weather report before kickoff to make sure.
Andrew Hawkins - WR - Cleveland Browns
Cleveland Browns WR Andrew Hawkins (thigh, knee) practiced in full Friday, Nov. 14, and is probable for Week 11 against the Houston Texans.
Huddle Up: The Brownies' leading receiver (39-504) missed the Week 10 win over Cincy, but that was on a short week following his injury the previous Sunday.
Brandon Marshall - WR - Chicago Bears
Chicago Bears WR Brandon Marshall (ankle) was limited in practice Friday, Nov. 14, and is probable for Week 11.
Huddle Up: Marshall's current ankle injury is not believed to be as bad the one he sustained to his other ankle earlier in the season and will be out there Sunday against the Vikings, looking to follow up on his 8-112-1 performance in Week 10.
Kyle Rudolph - TE - Minnesota Vikings
Minnesota Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph (hernia) fully participated in practice Friday, Nov. 14, and is probable for Week 11.
Huddle Up: Rudolph will play for the first time since Week 3, but his workload could be somewhat curtailed due to the long layoff.
Pierre Thomas - RB - New Orleans Saints
New Orleans Saints RBs Pierre Thomas (rib, shoulder) and Khiry Robinson (arm) did not participate in practice Friday, Nov. 14, and have been ruled out for Week 11.
Huddle Up: That'll make four straight games missed for the duo, meaning another bright green light and heavy workload for Mark Ingram on Sunday against the visiting Bengals.
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