Danny Amendola - WR - New England Patriots
New England Patriots WR Danny Amendola (knee) was listed as a limited participant in practice Wednesday, Nov. 22.
Huddle Up: Amendola has been battling an injury for a while, but the nagging knee injury hasn't kept him off the field. He is coming off his most productive fantasy performance of the season, posting eight grabs with 66 yards and a touchdown against the Raiders down in Mexico City. He did leave that game briefly due to dehydration, but he is fine and will be a nice play down the stretch for all fantasy owners, particularly those in PPR.
Chris Hogan - WR - New England Patriots
New England Patriots WR Chris Hogan (shoulder) did not practice Wednesday, Nov. 22, due to his shoulder injury.
Huddle Up: Hogan was in a sling two weeks ago and he did not suit up for last weekend's contest, so it's probably best to avoid him for fantasy purposes until he can officially return and prove his health in one full game without any setbacks.
Rob Gronkowski - TE - New England Patriots
Updating a previous report, New England Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski (illness) missed practice Wednesday, Nov. 22, due to illness.
Huddle Up: Apparently Gronk is under the weather, so he has a few days to get right. Of course, last week Sterling Shepard was questionable due to illness, which turned out to be migraines, and he was inactive. Gronk isn't out of the woods yet, but there are no reports to suggest this is anything more than just a cold.
Tom Brady - QB - New England Patriots
Updating a previous report, New England Patriots QB Tom Brady (Achilles') did not practice Wednesday, Nov. 22, due to an Achilles' injury.
Huddle Up: It's uncertain as to the severity of the injury, and might simply just be some soreness which prompted a veteran day off. There are no previous reports pointing to the injury. We'll know more Thursday and Friday as the week progresses.
Jay Cutler - QB - Miami Dolphins
Miami Dolphins QB Jay Cutler (concussion) did not practice Wednesday, Nov. 22, as he remains in the league's mandated concussion protocol.
Huddle Up: The clock is ticking and it is likely to run out on Cutler's chances to start this weekend in New England. Look for Matt Moore to be under center. The change wouldn't really affect the fantasy appeal of Miami's receivers in the least.
Jimmy Garoppolo - QB - San Francisco 49ers
San Francisco 49ers QB C.J. Beathard will start Week 12 over QB Jimmy Garoppolo, according to head coach Kyle Shanahan.
Huddle Up: Beathard has actually played really well from a fantasy perspective. His running ability has made him a valuable commodity and a fantasy asset. That being said, he's not a recommended start versus the Seattle Seahawks this weekend.
Carson Palmer - QB - Arizona Cardinals
Arizona Cardinals QB Carson Palmer (arm) has not made the progress he was expected to make in his rehabilitation and is not expected to return this season, according to head coach Bruce Arians.
Huddle Up: Drew Stanton and Blaine Gabbert will continue to man the Cardinals' offense this year. It's unclear what Palmer's football future holds; he'll be 38 years old at the end of the year. Either way, Palmer can be dropped if he hasn't been already.
David Johnson - RB - Arizona Cardinals
Arizona Cardinals RB David Johnson (wrist) has not made the progress he was expected to make in his rehabilitation and is not expected to return this season, according to head coach Bruce Arians.
Huddle Up: It's hard to release Johnson with anything other than definitive news, but this is as close as we've gotten. It makes sense for the Cardinals to keep Johnson sidelined in a lost season anyway. If you still have him rostered, he can be dropped in redraft leagues.
Philadelphia Eagles PK Jake Elliott (concussion) was limited in practice Wednesday, Nov. 22.
Huddle Up: As long as Elliott is cleared from the concussion protocol then he'll be on the field this weekend. He's put up PK1 numbers despite missing four field goals this season and can be started if active.
Josh Gordon - WR - Cleveland Browns
Cleveland Browns WR Josh Gordon took part in practice in a regular season full-squad practice Wednesday, Nov. 22, for the first time since Dec. 26, 2014.
Huddle Up: It's impossible to say with any conviction whether or not Gordon can have an impact in fantasy this season, but he seems to have turned his life around. The talent has never been in question with him, and it wouldn't be a surprise if he has an immediate impact in Week 13 - the first week he is eligible to play. With that said, owners would be wise to let him prove it for a game or two before sticking him in their lineups during the fantasy playoffs.
Jordan Reed - TE - Washington Redskins
Updating a previous report, Washington Redskins TE Jordan Reed (hamstring) will not play in the team's Week 12 Thanksgiving night game against the New York Giants.
Huddle Up: For some reason, head coach Jay Gruden labeled Reed a game-time decision about an hour ago, but the team has since corrected the injury report. A strong case can be made for making Vernon Davis a top-five play at tight end this week, as the Giants have coughed up the most PPR fantasy points to tight ends and have surrendered a league-high 10 touchdowns to the position.
Allen Hurns - WR - Jacksonville Jaguars
Jacksonville Jaguars WR Allen Hurns (ankle) is not expected to practice Wednesday, Nov. 22.
Huddle Up: Hurns' sizzle from his breakout campaign two seasons ago has all but fizzled out. He's potentially still worth stashing, but there isn't much upside in the offense to play him if he goes.
Rod Smith - RB - Dallas Cowboys
Dallas Cowboys RB Rod Smith has a good matchup against the Los Angeles Chargers Thursday, Nov. 23, as the Chargers have allowed the most receptions to running backs the last five weeks. The Chargers have been a bottom-five team against running backs during the stretch.
Huddle Up: Smith's numbers won't wow you, but the Bolts have allowed backs to catch 10 passes per game the last four games. Alfred Morris will not be a factor in the receiving game, and Darren McFadden was inactive last week in favor of Smith. If you're in a PPR league, Smith is an under-the-radar flex option.
Kareem Hunt - RB - Kansas City Chiefs
Kansas City Chiefs RB Kareem Hunt will face the Buffalo Bills in Week 12, which have yielded the highest average fantasy points to the position the last five weeks.
Huddle Up: Hunt has cooled off a bit the last five weeks with no touchdowns or 100-yard rushing games. Since the Bills traded Marcell Dareus, their defense has fallen off a cliff. They allowed 32.1 fantasy points per game to backs over the last five weeks, which is nearly seven points more per game than the next team. Opposing backs have 10 rushing scores in five games against them. Hunt is an elite RB1 play this week.
Kelvin Benjamin - WR - Buffalo Bills
Buffalo Bills WR Kelvin Benjamin (knee) is day to day with a knee injury, and head coach Sean McDermott was noncommittal when asked if Benjamin would play this week. He won't practice Wednesday, Nov. 22.
Huddle Up: Tyrod Taylor starting helps Benjamin on the field if he's able to go. However, the upside isn't there because the Bills are a mess. Benjamin is worth having as a WR3, but you really can't trust anyone beyond LeSean McCoy in that lineup.
Tyrod Taylor - QB - Buffalo Bills
Buffalo Bills QB Tyrod Taylor will start in Week 12 against the Kansas City Chiefs.
Huddle Up: The Chiefs have been victimized by opposing quarterbacks the last five weeks and are a decent matchup. However, Taylor is so inconsistent, you really have to be shaky at the position to start him.
Devonta Freeman - RB - Atlanta Falcons
Atlanta Falcons RB Devonta Freeman (concussion) remains in the concussion protocol Wednesday, Nov. 22. Freeman, according to a source close to him, feels ready to play, but he has to go through the entire process.
Huddle Up: He looks iffy to play against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers this week. Tevin Coleman struggled with the lead role last week, but he remains an attractive RB1 if Freeman is out.
D'Onta Foreman - RB - Houston Texans
Updating a previous report, Houston Texans RB D'Onta Foreman (Achilles') suffered a torn Achilles' tendon in Week 11 and will miss the remainder of the season.
Huddle Up: This was the initial diagnosis Sunday and with it now confirmed Foreman can be sent to waivers in all single-year leagues. Minus Foreman, Alfred Blue becomes someone of interest, particularly to Lamar Miller owners.
Los Angeles Chargers WR Mike Williams (knee) was limited in practice Tuesday, Nov. 21.
Huddle Up: Williams saw a season-high eight targets last week and could be on his way to the Chargers' No. 2 receiving option behind Keenan Allen if he can stay healthy. Williams has the size and talent to achieve that, but he still can't be viewed as more than a flex right now.
Orleans Darkwa - RB - New York Giants
New York Giants RB Orleans Darkwa (hamstring) was a limited practice participant Tuesday, Nov. 21.
Huddle Up: Darkwa has played OK since taking over starting duties in New York's backfield. He has averaged 16 carries two catches over his last five games, so the opportunities are there to produce. Darkwa has only scored once in that span, but he is an RB2 candidate as long as he is seeing that many touches.