Matt Forte - RB - Chicago Bears
Chicago Bears RB Matt Forte (knee) and WR Alshon Jeffery (groin) were both limited in practice Wednesday, Nov. 18. Forte has missed the last two games.
Huddle Up: Forte is the one to pay attention to here as he's pushing to return following his two-game absence, and coach John Fox said Wednesday he'll welcome him back with open arms. In his stead, rookie Jeremy Langford has excelled, rolling up 324 yards from scrimmage and scoring three TDs, and Forte's return likely will mean a workload split -- at the very best -- for the rookie going forward.
Robert Turbin - RB - Free Agent
Free-agent RB Robert Turbin (Browns) will sign with the Dallas Cowboys Wednesday, Nov. 18.
Huddle Up: Toss Turbin into the bag end of the Cowboys' backfield committee, which at present is completely owned by Darren McFadden.
Kendall Wright - WR - Tennessee Titans
Tennessee Titans WR Kendall Wright (knee) is not as good physically as interim head coach Mike Mularkey had hoped, although he has not yet been ruled out for the Week 11 game against the Jacksonville Jaguars Thursday, Nov. 19.
Huddle Up: With the Thursday game it looks like another missed week for Wright. On the bright side, he'll have a few extra days to get ready for Week 12.
Antonio Brown - WR - Pittsburgh Steelers
Pittsburgh Steelers WR Antonio Brown has caught 27 passes for 423 receiving yards and two touchdowns in the last two weeks while catching 73 percent of the passes thrown to him.
Huddle Up: The only thing that can cool off Brown at this point is the Steelers' bye this weekend. Brown's resurgence has mirrored Ben Roethlisberger's return to action, and count on elite WR1 numbers as long as Big Ben can stay healthy.
Aaron Rodgers - QB - Green Bay Packers
Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers has completed only 48.8 percent of his passes to his wide receivers during the team's three-game losing streak. Before the streak, he was completing 70 percent of his passes in Green Bay's 6-0 start.
Huddle Up: The good news is the Packers' tight ends have stepped up to help fill the void, and Rodgers has bounced back from the Week 8 77-yard, no-TD debacle in Denver with 369- and 332-yard efforts with six total TD passes.
Cam Newton - QB - Carolina Panthers
Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton has six games this year with at least one passing and one rushing touchdown. No other quarterback in the league has more than two such games this season.
Huddle Up: It all has Newton back among the top-five fantasy QBs following his injury-addled 17th-place finish.
Stephen Gostkowski - PK - New England Patriots
New England Patriots PK Stephen Gostkowski is a perfect 21-for-21 on field goals this year and has made all 34 of his extra points, as well. He is the only kicker to be perfect on all of his kicks in 2015.
Huddle Up: The ultra-reliable Gostkowski once again is setting the pace for fantasy kickers, and he's the rare PK to just leave in your lineup without thinking, and even been the rare kicker worth hanging on to during his bye week.
Julio Jones - WR - Atlanta Falcons
Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones, who has 80 catches and is averaging a league-best 114.3 receiving yards per game, could draw Indianapolis Colts CB Vontae Davis in Week 11.
Huddle Up: Even with the Falcons just coming off their bye, Jones ranks second among all fantasy WRs with 139 points, but his second-half schedule is far from ideal, starting with Davis and continuing with the Panthers stud CB Josh Norman (twice) and the Vikings' stout secondary. Jones is a possible sell-high candidate if you can get a potent package in return.
Aldon Smith - LB - Oakland Raiders
Oakland Raiders LB Aldon Smith has been suspended one year for violating the league's substance-abuse policy. Smith will not be let go in spite of the suspension, according to a source, as the Raiders have been expecting Smith's ban.
Huddle Up: Smith's off-field legal issues have been piling up for a few years now, and they led to his release from the 49ers this preseason. Smith ranks second on the team with 3.5 sacks, and his absence obviously will hurt the Silver & Black pass rush which had been utilizing Smith and Khalili Mack as bookend edge rushers.
Kendall Wright - WR - Tennessee Titans
Tennessee Titans WR Kendall Wright (knee) did not participate in practice Tuesday, Nov. 17.
Huddle Up: Wright's knee sprain is lingering into its third week, and its definitely looks as if he'll missing his third straight game with Tennessee on a short week. Fellow WR Justin Hunter was lost for the season Sunday with a fractured ankle and that will mean even more looks for Harry Douglas, rookie Dorial Green-Beckham and the recently promoted Rico Richardson.
Rashad Greene - WR - Jacksonville Jaguars
Jacksonville Jaguars WR Rashad Greene (thumb) is eligible to return to the active roster from the short-term Reserve/Injured list this week against the Tennessee Titans, but head coach Gus Bradley is unsure if that'll happen. Greene has been practicing for two weeks and Bradley said he's 'looked pretty good.' Bradley said Greene could return punts initially.
Huddle Up: Greene, a rookie fifth-round pick, hasn't played since Week 2, but he's been a full-go in practice so expect him to be activated real soon to handle returns and work his way back into the WR rotation. Outside of the deeper leagues, though, he's a fantasy player to watch for now rather than to own.
Brian Hoyer - QB - Houston Texans
Houston Texans QB Brian Hoyer is in the NFL's concussion protocol and is considered day-to-day, according to head coach Bill O'Brien. O'Brien is hopeful Hoyer will be able to play this week.
Huddle Up: Hoyer departed in the third quarter of Monday night's win over the Bengals, ending his run of game with two or more TD passes at five. If he's not cleared on a short week, it'll be T.J. Yates facing the Jets on Sunday.
Latavius Murray - RB - Oakland Raiders
Oakland Raiders RB Latavius Murray hasn't scored in four weeks and has only averaged 85.6 rushing yards the last three weeks. He could bounce back this week, though, against a Detroit Lions defense allowing 103.6 rushing yards and more than one rushing touchdown per game on the year.
Huddle Up: Murray is the rare RB with a steady weekly workload, getting at least 16 touches in every game this season, and should be regarded as a low-end RB1 going forward.
Kirk Cousins - QB - Washington Redskins
Washington Redskins QB Kirk Cousins' recent play has fueled discussions for a contract extension, and head coach Jay Gruden wants the team to sign Cousins. Cousins can become a free agent in the offseason, and there is no evidence that contract talks have taken place thus far. Assuming his progress continues, Cousins might strike a deal with Washington in the $17 million to $20 million per year range, according to at least one person with NFL front-office experience, given the number of NFL teams seeking a quarterback to build around and the thin pool of prospects.
Huddle Up: Cousins certainly has had his moments this season, but one thing for Washington and fantasy owners to keep in mind is that his three biggest games -- and his only three 300-yard games -- have come against the not-so-formidable defenses of Giants, Bucs and Saints. Further evidence should be required before any long-term decisions are made.
Christine Michael - RB - Dallas Cowboys
Dallas Cowboys RB Christine Michael was released Tuesday, Nov. 17.
Huddle Up: After registering on the fantasy hype meter a few week ago, Michael's run in Big D has ended after all of five games and 53 yards on 16 touches, leaving rookies Rod Smith and Trey Williams behind Darren McFadden on RB depth chart that earlier this season seemingly had too many options.
Breshad Perriman - WR - Baltimore Ravens
Baltimore Ravens rookie WR Breshad Perriman (knee) has been placed on the season-ending Reserve/Injured list.
Huddle Up: The lost rookie season for the Ravens' No. 1 pick is now officially over as he was never able to overcome his knee injury on the opening day of training camp. He'll be a name now to file away -- especially in dynasty and keeper leagues -- for next season.
Chris Matthews - WR - Seattle Seahawks
Seattle Seahawks WR Chris Matthews was released Tuesday, Nov. 17.
Huddle Up: Things haven't panned out for last February's Super Bowl hero who had more than double the receiving yards in the Big Game (109 and a TD on four catches) than he's had all of this season (4-54-0). Look for the 6-5, 220-pound wideout to find a new home quickly, though.
Taylor Gabriel - WR - Cleveland Browns
Cleveland Browns WR Taylor Gabriel suffered a concussion in the Week 10 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers in the fourth quarter.
Huddle Up: Gabriel has been a steady contributor, catching a pass in every game this season, and those using him in larger leagues will need to check on his progress over the bye week.
Ryan Mathews - RB - Philadelphia Eagles
Philadelphia Eagles RB Ryan Mathews (concussion) is out of practice Tuesday, Nov. 17.
Huddle Up: Mathews, who leads the Eagles with six TDs, was one of several Philly players dinged up in Sunday's loss to the Dolphins, and his status throughout the week will need to be monitored.
T.J. Yeldon - RB - Jacksonville Jaguars
Jacksonville Jaguars RB T.J. Yeldon (foot) is out of practice Tuesday, Nov. 17.
Huddle Up: The rookie RB also missed the Jags' Monday workout, but it's a short week and the team just might be preserving their lead back for Thursday night's matchup with the Titans. Yeldon owners will likely have to wait until the Thursday-night pre-game to find out if he's active, but whenever he is, he's had at least seven of the eight games he's played in.
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