Matt Ryan - QB - Atlanta Falcons
Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan completed 19-of-27 passes for 195 yards and two touchdowns in the team's Week 11 win Monday, Nov. 20, against the Seattle Seahawks. He also had three rushes for 12 yards.
Huddle Up: It wasn't his 335-yard, three-touchdown effort in Seattle last year, but this was still an acceptable performance, of course, and it also extended Ryan's streak of having multiple touchdown passes in a game to four. The 10-year veteran hasn't lived up to the lofty expectations he set for himself a year ago when he was crowned league MVP, but he's still enjoying a nice campaign that keeps him in the perennial QB1 conversation.
Julio Jones - WR - Atlanta Falcons
Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones recorded five catches on 10 targets for 71 yards in the team's Week 11 victory Monday, Nov. 20, against the Seattle Seahawks.
Huddle Up: Once again, Jones was held without a touchdown, and as a result, he shockingly remains stuck on one for the season. At the same time, he continues to get his usual massive number of looks, especially when compared to the rest of the offense, as no one else drew more than four targets for the game. It's been a frustrating time owning Jones but owners just need to show patience and keep trotting him out there. The touchdowns will come.
Tevin Coleman - RB - Atlanta Falcons
Atlanta Falcons RB Tevin Coleman managed 20 carries for 43 yards and a touchdown in the team's Week 11 victory Monday, Nov. 20, versus the Seattle Seahawks. He also added one catch for 15 yards.
Huddle Up: Thanks to a one-yard touchdown plunge in the first quarter, Coleman was able to deliver a worthwhile outing for his fantasy owners in the absence of Devonta Freeman (concussion). However, owners shouldn't get too comfortable in rolling with the 24-year-old, as there's a good chance Freeman returns to action in Week 12. If that's the case, Coleman would be tough deploying outside the deepest formats.
Mike Davis - RB - Seattle Seahawks
Seattle Seahawks RB Mike Davis (groin) had to leave the team's Week 11 game Monday, Nov. 20, against the Atlanta Falcons and will not return.
Huddle Up: Tough break for the former practice squad player, as Davis actually got the start in this one and was decent, totaling 59 yards on the ground and through the air before having to exit. J.D. McKissic and Eddie Lacy each receive a boost while he is sidelined, especially with Thomas Rawls out as a healthy scratch.
Travis Benjamin - WR - Los Angeles Chargers
Los Angeles Chargers WR Travis Benjamin (abdomen) was a limited participant in practice Monday, Nov. 20.
Huddle Up: After exiting Sunday's blowout win over the Bills, Benjamin may have put himself in position to return to action on Thanksgiving by at least getting in a limited practice the following day. Either way, he's such a volatile player to deploy in fantasy that he should really only be considered as an option for the most desperate owners in deeper leagues.
Dan Bailey - PK - Dallas Cowboys
Dallas Cowboys PK Dan Bailey (groin) was limited during the team's walkthrough Monday, Nov. 20.
Huddle Up: Bailey appears to have a chance to play and may be a game-time decision. He will be a risky fantasy option this week, so owners may want to use another option this week and avoid Bailey because of his uncertain status.
Robert Woods - WR - Los Angeles Rams
Los Angeles Rams WR Robert Woods (shoulder) will miss a few weeks because of his shoulder injury, according to head coach Sean McVay.
Huddle Up: Cooper Kupp, Tavon Austin and Pharoh Cooper are options to receive more targets while Woods is sidelined. Kupp is probably the best option among the receivers and can be a flex option in most leagues. Austin and Cooper are not great fantasy options at this point.
Greg Olsen - TE - Carolina Panthers
Carolina Panthers TE Greg Olsen (foot) said he expects to play against the New York Jets as long as he does not suffer a setback during practice this week.
Huddle Up: Olsen has miss most of the season because of his foot injury but is one of the better tight ends in the NFL when he is healthy. He can be a starting option in all fantasy leagues this week, but owners may want to lower their expectations a bit.
Dan Bailey - PK - Dallas Cowboys
Dallas Cowboys PK Dan Bailey (groin) hopes he'll be able to return to action Thursday, Nov. 23, against the Los Angeles Chargers. If he is not back this week then he expects to take the field next week after what will have been a five-game absence.
Huddle Up: Don't count on Bailey returning on a short week after missing four games. He's one of the best in the business when he's healthy, but it's best to have a backup plan ready.
Vernon Davis - TE - Washington Redskins
Washington Redskins TE Vernon Davis (back) fully participated in practice Monday, Nov. 20.
Huddle Up: Davis has been targeted 26 times over the last three games and has at least 67 yards in each of those games. He will continue to have a big role in the passing game and can be a No. 1 fantasy tight end.
Ryan Grant - WR - Washington Redskins
Washington Redskins WR Ryan Grant (calf) was limited during practice Monday, Nov. 20.
Huddle Up: Grant had a solid outing in Week 11 and should have a solid role in the passing game against the New York Giants if he is able to play. He could be a flex option in some deeper leagues, but owners probably can find better options to use in their lineups.
Samaje Perine - RB - Washington Redskins
Washington Redskins RB Samaje Perine (finger) was limited during practice Monday, Nov. 20.
Huddle Up: Perine should be able to play this week and will receive most of the work at running back because of the injury to Chris Thompson. He can be considered a No. 2 running back in most leagues in Week 12.
Sterling Shepard - WR - New York Giants
New York Giants WR Sterling Shepard (illness) was absent from practice Monday, Nov. 20.
Huddle Up: Unfortunately for Shepard he has just three more days to be ready for Thursday night's contest after missing Week 11. His status will need to be monitored, but Shepard has WR2 appeal as the Giants' No. 1 receiving option if he's active.
Orleans Darkwa - RB - New York Giants
New York Giants RB Orleans Darkwa (hamstring) was limited in practice Monday, Nov. 20.
Huddle Up: Darkwa has strung some solid games together since taking over New York's lead backfield role. The Giants do have a short week as they play Thursday night, but Darkwa should be able to take the field barring any setbacks and remains an RB2 option going forward.
Jordan Reed - TE - Washington Redskins
Washington Redskins TE Jordan Reed (hamstring) did not participate in practice Monday, Nov. 20.
Huddle Up: Reed probably will miss another week since the Redskins play on Thanksgiving. Vernon Davis will continue to be the starting tight end while Reed is sidelined and can be considered a No. 1 fantasy tight end this week against the New York Giants.
Jacoby Brissett - QB - Indianapolis Colts
Indianapolis Colts QB Jacoby Brissett (concussion) is still going through the concussion protocol, but head coach Chuck Pagano said he believes Brissett should be able to play in Week 12. He received most of the snaps during the team's workout Monday, Nov. 20.
Huddle Up: Owners should check on Brissett's status later in the week to see if he suffered a setback at any point. Brissett has played well since taking over as the starting quarterback and has six touchdowns in the last three games. He could be considered a low-end No. 1 quarterback in deeper leagues if he plays.
Carson Palmer - QB - Arizona Cardinals
Arizona Cardinals QB Carson Palmer (arm) recently had his cast removed from his injured arm, according to head coach Bruce Arians. It has already been said that Palmer could return later this season.
Huddle Up: The Cardinals could certainly use Palmer back in their huddle, although Blaine Gabbert held his own last week. It may be worth holding on to Palmer for the fantasy playoffs. He'll have a favorable matchup in Week 16 versus the New York Giants if he returns by then.
Will Fuller - WR - Houston Texans
Houston Texans head coach Bill O'Brien said he is not sure if WR Will Fuller (ribs) will be able to play in Week 12.
Huddle Up: Fuller will have an extra day to recover since the Texans play on Monday Night Football. Owners will need to keep an eye on his practice participation during the week to have a better idea of his status. Owners may want to keep Fuller on the bench since there would be limited options if he does not play.
Alfred Blue - RB - Houston Texans
Houston Texans RB Alfred Blue (hamstring) is expected to be available to play in Week 12, according to head coach Bill O'Brien.
Huddle Up: Blue likely will be the No. 2 running back with D'Onta Foreman out for an extended period of time. He should see a handful of touches during games but can be avoided in most leagues.
Drew Stanton - QB - Arizona Cardinals
Arizona Cardinals QB Blaine Gabbert will remain the starter at least until QB Drew Stanton (knee) is back at full health, according to head coach Bruce Arians.
Huddle Up: Gabbert was a pleasant fantasy surprise in his first start of the season last week, although he did throw two interceptions. Unfortunately, Gabbert and the Cardinals face the Jacksonville Jaguars next week. Do not start Blaine Gabbert.