NFL Recent Player News
|11/21/2018||Pierre Garcon, SF, WR|
|Garcon (knee) remained sidelined Wednesday in the 49ers' first official practice following their bye week.
Analysis: Garcon sat out San Francisco's last game before the bye and isn't looking likely to be back for this week's visit to Tampa Bay. The 32-year-old's production is declining anyway, putting him behind George Kittle and Marquis Goodwin on the fantasy radar among 49ers' pass-catchers.
|11/21/2018||Tyrell Williams, LAC, WR|
|Williams was held out of Wednesday's practice due to a quadriceps injury.
Analysis: Williams leads the Chargers with five touchdown catches but hasn't topped 46 receiving yards in any of his last three games. If he's not able to go against the Cardinals this week, Travis Benjamin would likely be in line for an increased role.
|11/21/2018||Julian Edelman, NE, WR|
|Edelman, who left the Patriots' Week 10 game against Tennessee with an ankle injury, was a full participant in Wednesday's practice.
Analysis: Edelman's injury wasn't thought to be overly serious and he did have the bye week to heal up, so expect him out there Sunday against the Jets. The veteran slot receiver was on a roll entering the bye with 24 catches totaling 279 yards over his last three games.
|11/21/2018||Tom Brady, NE, QB|
|The Patriots listed Brady as a limited participant in Wednesday's practice due to a knee injury.
Analysis: It's a mild concern only because the Patriots are coming off a bye week, though there's no indication the injury would prevent Brady from taking the field Sunday against the Jets.
|11/21/2018||Devin Funchess, Car, WR|
|Funchess was held out of Wednesday's practice with a back injury.
Analysis: It's as of yet unclear as to whether Funchess' availability for Sunday's game against Seattle is in question. Though he leads the Panthers with 516 receiving yards in 10 games, he's coming off an outing in which he caught just 2 of 8 targets and has been a lackluster fantasy starting option for most of the season.
|11/21/2018||Jordan Hicks, Phi, LB|
|Hicks did not practice Wednesday and is considered week to week with a calf injury.
Analysis: Already decimated in the secondary, the Eagles now could be without their top tackler for Sunday's matchup with the Giants. Hicks has been an IDP standout with 85 tackles, three sacks and four passes defensed in 10 games this season.
|11/21/2018||Tyron Smith, Dal, T|
|Smith is listed as questionable for Thursday's game against Washington due to a neck stinger, though Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said earlier in the week that he expects the left tackle to play on Thanksgiving Day.
Analysis: Right guard Zack Martin and left guard Connor Williams were also termed questionable due to knee injuries, but both practiced along with Smith throughout the week. The Cowboys should have most of their offensive line intact for Thursday's critical NFC East showdown.
|11/21/2018||Trent Williams, Was, T|
|Williams, who underwent thumb surgery earlier this month, is listed as questionable for the Redskins' Thanksgiving Day game at Dallas.
Analysis: Williams, who's missed Washington's last three games, has been practicing with a cast on his hand and may be ready to return for what's shaping up as a very big game in the NFC East. The left tackle's return would be one piece of good news for an offense decimated by injuries.
|11/21/2018||Darius Slay, Det, CB|
|Slay (knee) is listed as questionable for the Lions' Thanksgiving game against Chicago.
Analysis: Slay is one of three key defenders, along with tackle Damon Harrison and pass rusher Ezekiel Elliott, to receive questionable tags on a short week. All three were limited practice participants during the week, so none seem to be in too much danger of sitting out.
|11/21/2018||Bruce Ellington, Det, WR|
|Ellington is listed as questionable for Detroit's Thanksgiving game against Chicago due to a back injury. He was a limited participant in Wednesday's practice.
Analysis: Ellington may be worth a flier in PPR leagues if he's active, as Marvin Jones will miss a second straight game with a knee injury. Ellington operated as the Lions' No. 2 receiver in Jones' place last week and came up with six catches totaling 52 yards.
|11/21/2018||Chase Daniel, Chi, QB|
|Daniel is expected to start at quarterback for the Bears' Thanksgiving Day game at Detroit with Mitchell Trubisky doubtful with a right shoulder injury.
Analysis: Daniel has started just two games in nine NFL seasons and none since the 2014 finale, while then a member of the Chiefs. The 32-year-old is well-versed in Matt Nagy's offense, though, after spending the 2013-15 seasons with Kansas City while Nagy was the quarterbacks coach.
|11/20/2018||Tre'Quan Smith, NO, WR|
|Smith (foot) returned to a limited practice Wednesday and is listed as questionable for the Saints' Thanksgiving game against Atlanta.
Analysis: The rookie, who broke out with 10 catches for 157 yards and a touchdown last week against the Eagles, is shaping up as a game-time decision. If healthy, Smith could up big numbers once again in a potential shootout against the Falcons.
|11/20/2018||Todd Gurley II, LAR, RB|
|Rams coach Sean McVay said Tuesday that Gurley has been limited by an ankle issue but should be fine with a bye week to heal up in Week 12.
Analysis: Gurley hurt his ankle early against the Chiefs and only finished with 55 yards on 12 carries without a touchdown. We expect him to be great against the Lions in Week 13.
|11/20/2018||Calvin Ridley, Atl, WR|
|Ridley (thigh) is not on the Falcons' final injury report for Thursday's game at New Orleans.
Analysis: The rookie missed some practice time during the week but shouldn't be limited in what could be a high-scoring affair. Ridley leads the Falcons with seven touchdown catches, though just one has come in his last six games.
|11/20/2018||O.J. Howard, TB, TE|
|The Bucs have placed Howard on injured reserve due to foot and ankle injuries, according to the Tampa Bay Times.
Analysis: Howard left the team's loss to the Giants with an apparently ankle injury. The Bucs will now turn to Cameron Brate, though Howard is a tough loss after recording at least four catches and 53 yards in five of his last six games, a stretch in which he's hauled in four touchdown passes.
|11/19/2018||Patrick Mahomes, KC, QB|
|Patrick Mahomes was 33 of 46 for 478 yards and threw six touchdown passes Monday in the Kansas City Chiefs' 54-51 loss to the Los Angeles Rams. He threw three interceptions, fumbled twice and was sacked three times. Mahomes added 28 rushing yards on six carries.|
|11/19/2018||Jared Goff, LAR, QB|
|Jared Goff was 31 of 49 for 413 yards and threw four touchdown passes Monday in the Los Angeles Rams' 54-51 win over the Kansas City Chiefs. He did not throw an interception, fumbled twice and was sacked five times. Goff added six rushing yards on four carries and scored one touchdown on the ground.|
|11/19/2018||Malcolm Brown, LAR, RB|
|Malcolm Brown ran for 15 yards on four carries Monday in the Los Angeles Rams' 54-51 win over the Kansas City Chiefs.|
|11/19/2018||Mitchell Trubisky, Chi, QB|
|Trubisky (right shoulder) did not participate in Wednesday's walkthrough and is officially listed doubtful for the Bears' Thanksgiving Day game at Detroit.
Analysis: Chase Daniel is almost certain to make his first start since 2014 and the Bears will reportedly elevate quarterback Tyler Bray from the practice squad to serve as the backup. The short week likely factored in the decision to likely hold Trubisky out, so this is looking like only a one-game absence.
|11/19/2018||Geoff Swaim, Dal, TE|
|Swaim broke his wrist in Sunday's game against the Falcons and will undergo surgery, according to The Athletic. The tight end won't play in the Cowboys' Thanksgiving Day game against the Redskins.
Analysis: Swaim has been a dependable safety valve for Dak Prescott but is hardly an elite fantasy tight end, as he's averaged just 9.3 yards with one touchdown on 26 catches this season. The Cowboys have a few candidates to replace him, though none rate as must-adds.
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