NFL Recent Player News
|11/22/2017||Tyrod Taylor, Buf, QB|
|Taylor is the Bills' starter again this week at Kansas City after Nathan Peterman's disastrous debut.
Analysis: Taylor should be extra motivated to play well this week and Kansas City's pass defense was in bad shape until facing Eli Manning and a stiff breeze last week.
|11/21/2017||Dwight Freeney, Sea, DE|
|The Seattle Seahawks have made an unexpected roster move, waiving veteran defensive end Dwight Freeney just four games after signing him to help boost their pass rush. Seattle made the roster move Tuesday but no corresponding move was announced.
Analysis: Freeney was signed in late October to boost Seattle's pass rush after Cliff Avril was lost to a neck injury earlier in the season. Freeney had three sacks in his first two games, moving into 17th on the all-time sack list. But he did not record a tackle in each of his last two games.
|11/21/2017||Paxton Lynch, Den, QB|
|According to an ESPN report, Lynch will start for the Broncos in Week 12.
Analysis: The writing had been on the wall after offensive coordinator Mike McCoy was fired. The Broncos are looking ahead and may want to groom Lynch with an eye toward next season.
|11/21/2017||John Brown, Ari, WR|
|According to a report, Brown is expected to miss some time due to a turf toe issue.
Analysis: Brown hasn't been a key figure in fantasy leagues without Carson Palmer under center.
|11/21/2017||Mike Davis, Sea, RB|
|Davis is unlikely to play Sunday due to a groin injury he suffered Monday night.
Analysis: Davis ran for 18 yards on six carries before leaving the 34-31 loss to the Falcons in the third quarter.
|11/21/2017||JuJu Smith-Schuster, Pit, WR|
|According to reports, Smith-Schuster will be monitored this week as he deals with a sore hamstring.
Analysis: The injury isn't believed to be serious, but Smith-Schuster is considered questionable for Week 12 at this point.
|11/21/2017||Josh Gordon, Cle, WR|
|Gordon, who squandered millions in potential earnings and derailed a promising career because of substance abuse, will practice with the Browns on Wednesday for the first time in 14 months - a return that once seemed unimaginable.
Analysis: Gordon was recently reinstated on a conditional basis by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell after being suspended for the past two seasons. So far, the enigmatic 26-year-old has fulfilled every requirement placed on him by Goodell, and on Monday he threw with Cleveland's quarterbacks.
|11/21/2017||Matt Bryant, Atl, K|
|Matt Bryant converted two of two field-goal attempts Monday as the Atlanta Falcons defeated the Seattle Seahawks 34-31. He made kicks of 44 and 19 yards. Bryant tacked on four PATs.|
|11/21/2017||Blair Walsh, Sea, K|
|Blair Walsh converted three of four field-goal attempts Monday as the Seattle Seahawks lost to the Atlanta Falcons 34-31. He made kicks of 30, 37 and 46 yards, and missed a 52-yarder. Walsh tacked on two PATs.
Analysis: Walsh's lone miss came in a potential game-tying situation in the final seconds. Known for his strong leg during his up-and-down tenure with the Vikings, he's yet to make a kick of 50 or more yards this season and owns one of the worst conversion rates (77.3 percent) in the league.
|11/21/2017||Austin Hooper, Atl, TE|
|Austin Hooper had two receptions for -1 yards Monday in the Atlanta Falcons' 34-31 win over the Seattle Seahawks.
Analysis: Hooper had been flirting with every-week starting status after compiling 13 catches for 132 yards and two touchdowns over his previous three games, but this dud is clear proof he's not quite at that level. He's still a quality TE2 and a potential option that carries a good deal of risk.
|11/21/2017||Tyler Lockett, Sea, WR|
|Tyler Lockett had four receptions for 37 yards Monday in the Seattle Seahawks' 34-31 loss to the Atlanta Falcons.
Analysis: Since breaking through for 121 yards in six catches in Seattle's wild Week 8 win over Houston, Lockett has totaled a meager seven receptions for 63 yards in three games. The third-year receiver probably isn't worth using right now, though he remains an intriguing hold in dynasty leagues.
|11/21/2017||Levine Toilolo, Atl, TE|
|Levine Toilolo had two receptions for 31 yards and one touchdown Monday in the Atlanta Falcons' 34-31 win over the Seattle Seahawks.|
|11/21/2017||Mohamed Sanu, Atl, WR|
|Mohamed Sanu had three receptions for 34 yards and one touchdown Monday in the Atlanta Falcons' 34-31 win over the Seattle Seahawks. He added one rush for three yards.
Analysis: Julio Jones owners are likely seething again after watching Sanu catch a touchdown pass for the third time in four weeks. The versatile wideout hasn't had more than three catches or 34 yards in any of his last three games, so he'll need to keep reaching the end zone to maintain fantasy consideration.
|11/21/2017||Julio Jones, Atl, WR|
|Julio Jones had five receptions for 71 yards Monday in the Atlanta Falcons' 34-31 win over the Seattle Seahawks.
Analysis: Jones delivered a stat line consistent with his season averages, though touchdowns remain hard to come by for the star wide receiver. He stands a very good chance of an improved performance next week against Tampa Bay's shoddy secondary, however. In his last six meetings with the Bucs, Jones has produced five TDs and recorded at least eight catches and 93 yards five times.
|11/21/2017||Doug Baldwin, Sea, WR|
|Doug Baldwin had two receptions for 40 yards and one touchdown Monday in the Seattle Seahawks' 34-31 loss to the Atlanta Falcons.
Analysis: Baldwin had been a non-factor until corralling Russell Wilson's deep pass for a 29-yard touchdown with three minutes left to salvage an otherwise disappointing fantasy night. Seattle's No. 1 receiver averaged 87.3 yards on 27 catches over the previous four weeks and has now found the end zone in three of his last five games.
|11/21/2017||Jimmy Graham, Sea, TE|
|Jimmy Graham had seven receptions for 58 yards and one touchdown Monday in the Seattle Seahawks' 34-31 loss to the Atlanta Falcons.
Analysis: Graham also hauled in a 2-point conversion pass in addition to scoring his seventh touchdown in six games. Though the four-time Pro Bowler isn't recording heavy yardage totals, his status as Russell Wilson's go-to guy in the red zone merits a weekly spot in fantasy lineups.
|11/21/2017||Taylor Gabriel, Atl, WR|
|Taylor Gabriel had two receptions for seven yards Monday in the Atlanta Falcons' 34-31 win over the Seattle Seahawks.|
|11/21/2017||Paul Richardson, Sea, WR|
|Paul Richardson had five receptions for 56 yards Monday in the Seattle Seahawks' 34-31 loss to the Atlanta Falcons.
Analysis: Richardson put forth a decent fantasy line, but he's managed only nine receptions for 140 yards and no touchdowns in three games since breaking out for 105 yards and two scores on six grabs against Houston in Week 8. Though there's potential with the Seahawks morphing into a more pass-oriented team, the big-play threat is still more of a boom-or-bust option.
|11/21/2017||Tevin Coleman, Atl, RB|
|Tevin Coleman ran for 43 yards and one touchdown on 20 carries Monday in the Atlanta Falcons' 34-31 win over the Seattle Seahawks. He added one reception for 15 yards.
Analysis: Though Coleman found little room to run against a stout Seattle front, his workload offers great potential in the event Devonta Freeman misses more time with his concussion. The third-year pro will be a must-use if Freeman isn't cleared for next week's matchup with the Buccaneers, but a questionable start if Freeman does play.
|11/21/2017||Mike Davis, Sea, RB|
|Mike Davis ran for 18 yards on six carries before leaving Monday's 34-31 loss to the Falcons in the third quarter with a groin injury. He added two receptions for 41 yards.
Analysis: Promoted from the practice squad a week ago, Davis drew a surprising start in his Seahawks' debut and played fairly well before exiting. Unless the injury is season-ending, the San Francisco castoff is worth picking up off the waiver wire.
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