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Footballguys #212 - 11/19 - News And Notes From Around The League

Volume 20, #212 -- Monday Night, November 19th, 2018

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Good Tuesday to you. We've got the News and Notes you need so let's get to it.

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1. DET - Detroit's Monday injury report

Source: DetroitLions.com

Detroit Lions RB Kerryon Johnson (knee) did not practice Monday, Nov. 19. DE Ziggy Ansah (shoulder), WR Bruce Ellington (back), DT Damon Harrison (shoulder), LB Jalen Reeves-Maybin (neck), TE Michael Roberts (shoulder), OT A'Shawn Robinson (ankle) and CB Darius Slay (knee) were limited.

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The Lions play on Thanksgiving against the Bears and most think Johnson isn't going to play. Without Johnson on the field, the Lions will turn to a RBBC featuring LeGarrette Blount and Theo Riddick.

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2. DET - WR Marvin Jones doesn't practice

Source: DetroitLions.com

Detroit Lions WR Marvin Jones (knee) was held out of practice Monday, Nov. 19.

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Jones didn't play on Sunday against the Panthers and there was some thought that the extra bit of rest would allow him to play on Thanksgiving. It is no given we see Jones on Thursday against the Bears. We'll see if he can get out there in practice at some point. He's considered week-to-week with a bone bruise on his knee.

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3. NO - No practice for Tre'Quan Smith

Source: NewOrleansSaints.com

New Orleans Saints WR Tre'Quan Smith (foot) was not able to practice Monday, Nov. 19.

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Smith had 157 yards receiving and a touchdown on Sunday against the Eagles. We'd hate to see him slowed down with this foot injury going forward. We'll see if he can practice at some point this week. The Saints are at home to play the Falcons on Thanksgiving.

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4. ATL - WR Calvin Ridley listed as limited

Source: The Athletic - Jason Butt

Atlanta Falcons WR Calvin Ridley (thigh) was limited during the team's walkthrough Monday, Nov. 19.

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Ridley and the Falcons offense has been so up and down this year. Against the Saints on Thanksgiving, Ridley would be worth starting as a deep flex option in PPR leagues.

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5. MIA - QB Ryan Tannehill to practice Tuesday

Source: ProFootballTalk.com - Charean Williams

Miami Dolphins QB Ryan Tannehill (shoulder) is expected to practice Tuesday, Nov. 20.

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The Dolphins had a plan to get Tannehill back after their Week 11 bye. That seems to be the ways things could shake out provided Tannehill shows he's ready to return during the week of practice.

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6. OAK - WR Jordy Nelson back for Week 12?

Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal - Michael Gehlken

Oakland Raiders WR Jordy Nelson (knee) has a chance to return for Week 12, according to head coach Jon Gruden. He ran well Monday, Nov. 19, as he continues to recover from a knee contusion.

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Even if Nelson does return for the Raiders he doesn't have much fantasy value.

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7. IND - Ryan Kelly might miss games

Source: The Indianapolis Star - Zak Keefer

Indianapolis Colts C Ryan Kelly (knee) 'could miss a little time' due to the knee injury he sustained in Week 11, according to head coach Frank Reich.

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The Colts will take a few days to decide his status, but he may be headed for a week-to-week status. If Kelly does miss time then C Evan Boehm will take his place at center.

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8. OAK - WR Brandon LaFell lands on IR

Source: ESPN - Adam Schefter

Oakland Raiders WR Brandon LaFell (Achilles') was placed on the Reserve/Injured list Monday, Nov. 19.

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Bad news for LaFell here. He's a free agent in 2019 and the veteran receiver might have suffered a career-ending injury with this Achilles' injury. He may struggle to be ready for the start of the regular season in 2019 and might find it difficult to find work even if he was fully healthy.

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9. LAR - WR Cooper Kupp placed on IR

Source: ESPN - Adam Schefter

Los Angeles Rams WR Cooper Kupp (knee) was placed on the Reserve/Injured list Monday, Nov. 19.

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This move has been expected for some time and now it's official. Without Kupp, the Rams should get more playing time for WR Josh Reynolds. They have a couple of TEs (Gerald Everett, Tyler Higbee) who could see a slight increase in targets with Kupp out for the year.

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10. WAS - QB Alex Smith goes to IR

Source: ESPN - Adam Schefter

Washington Redskins QB Alex Smith (leg) was placed on the Reserve/Injured list Monday, Nov. 19.

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Smith's gruesome injury ends his season and is possibly career-ending as well. He suffered compound and spiral fractures when he broke his tibia and fibula in his right leg. Washington moves forward with Colt McCoy as their starter and Mark Sanchez as his backup.

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11. GB - TE Jimmy Graham wants to play

Source: ESPN.com - Rob Demovsky

Green Bay Packers TE Jimmy Graham (thumb) will try to play this week despite breaking his thumb in Week 11.

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We'll see Graham limited in practice this week and he's certainly questionable for the game on Sunday night against the Vikings. He will experiment his usage in different splits and protections.

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12. OAK - RB Doug Martin should be fine

Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal - Michael Gehlken

Oakland Raiders RB Doug Martin (ankle) is expected to be OK after suffering an ankle injury in Week 11, according to head coach Jon Gruden.

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Martin was benched in the game against the Cardinals at halftime. Gruden added that he hopes to have RB DeAndre Washington involved more over the last six games of the season. The Raiders now have a three-man RBBC featuring Jalen Richard as the receiving back and Martin/Washington competing for carries.

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13. DET - No surgery for RB Kerryon Johnson

Source: NFL Network - Ian Rapoport

Updating a previous report, Detroit Lions RB Kerryon Johnson (knee) will not need surgery on his sprained knee.

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Good news for the Lions and their talented rookie runner. He is expected to miss one to two games. The Lions will use a RBBC on Thanksgiving featuring LeGarrette Blount and Theo Riddick.

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14. TB - QB Jameis Winston expected to start Week 12

Source: Tampa Bay Times - Rick Stroud

Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Jameis Winston will reportedly be named the starting quarterback for Week 12 against the San Francisco 49ers.

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Winston came into the game on Sunday and rallied the Buccaneers in a loss to the Giants. He has QB1 upside for Fantasy GMs provided you don't get dinged too heavily for interceptions/turnovers.

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15. TB - TE O.J. Howard seeks second opinion

Source: The Athletic - Greg Auman

Tampa Bay Buccaneers TE O.J. Howard (ankle) reportedly received some 'good news' on his ankle injury Monday, Nov. 19, but will seek a second opinion.

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Howard's status for Sunday's game is up in the air. We'll see if he can practice later in the week as the team prepares for a Week 12 home game against the 49ers.

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16. BAL - QB Joe Flacco could return in Week 12

Source: The Athletic - Jeff Zrebiec

Baltimore Ravens QB Joe Flacco (hip) has 'a chance' to play in Week 12 against the Oakland Raiders, according to head coach John Harbaugh.'It's not a surgical thing. It's a calming down type of thing with the hip,' Harbaugh said.

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The Ravens went run-heavy on offense with QB Lamar Jackson starting in Week 11. Even Jackson had 27 carries in a win over the Bengals on Sunday. We'll know more about Flacco's status during the week of practice.

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17. DAL - WR Michael Gallup leaves team for a bit

Source: USA TODAY Sports

Dallas Cowboys WR Michael Gallup (personal) did not travel back with the team following the Cowboys' Week 11 road win against the Atlanta Falcons in order to be with his family after learning his brother committed suicide.

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Gallup's status for Dallas' game against the Washington Redskins on Thanksgiving Day is unknown at this time.

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18. WAS - QB Mark Sanchez lands in Washington

Source: NFL Network - Ian Rapoport

Free-agent QB Mark Sanchez (Bears) will reportedly sign an undisclosed contract with the Washington Redskins on Monday, Nov. 19.

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Washington didn't have any other quarterbacks on their roster or on their practice squad other than Alex Smith and Colt McCoy. With Smith (leg) done for the year, Washington turns to McCoy as their starter.

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19. DET - RB Kerryon Johnson avoids serious injury

Source: ProFootballTalk.com - Michael David Smith

Updating previous reports, Detroit Lions RB Kerryon Johnson (knee) will not play in Week 12 against the Chicago Bears and is 'week-to-week' with a knee sprain, according to a source. However, his knee is reportedly structurally sound.

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Johnson might have to miss a couple of games due to this injury. The Lions will use a RBBC with LeGarrette Blount and Theo Riddick on Thanksgiving.

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20. TEN - QB Marcus Mariota diagnosed with stinger

Source: TitansOnline.com - Jim Wyatt

Updating a previous report, Tennessee Titans QB Marcus Mariota (shoulder) suffered a stinger as opposed to aggravating his elbow injury in Week 11 against the Indianapolis Colts.

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We'll have to watch Mariota's practice status this week. Head coach Mike Vrabel is hopeful Mariota will be able to play in Week 12 versus the Houston Texans.

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21. BAL - Gus Edwards makes impression on coaches

Source: BaltimoreRavens.com - Clifton Brown

Baltimore Ravens RB Gus Edwards 'took the bull by the horns' with his 115-yard rushing performance on 17 carries in Week 11 versus the Cincinnati Bengals, according to head coach John Harbaugh.

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Edwards is a power back and gives the team a banger to soften up an opponent. The Ravens backfield has a jumbled assortment of talent but in deeper leagues we're adding Edwards to see what happens and if he can continue to carve out a fantasy relevant role.

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22. MIA - WR Jakeem Grant out for the season

Source: The Miami Herald - Adam H. Beasley

Miami Dolphins WR Jakeem Grant (leg) is scheduled to undergo lower leg surgery Monday, Nov. 19, and will miss the rest of the 2018 season, according to head coach Adam Gase, who added that he hopes Grant will be ready in time for spring workouts but will 'absolutely be back' for the start of next season.

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Grant is an explosive player as a receiver or return man. The Dolphins will now turn to Brice Butler to give them receiver depth behind Kenny Stills, DeVante Parker and Danny Amendola.

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23. MIA - QB Ryan Tannehill making progress

Source: Palm Beach Post - Joe Schad

Miami Dolphins QB Ryan Tannehill (shoulder) increased his throwing program during the team's Week 11 bye, according to head coach Adam Gase.

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Reports indicated Tannehill would likely be back for the team after the bye. We'll monitor his progress during the week of practice.

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24. MIA - WR DeVante Parker could go in Week 12

Source: The Miami Herald - Adam H. Beasley

Miami Dolphins WR DeVante Parker (shoulder) has 'a chance' to play in Week 12 against the Indianapolis Colts, according to head coach Adam Gase.

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The Dolphins had a bye in Week 11 to give Parker more time to rest. He might be back, but when he was injured in Week 10 Parker was labeled as 'week to week' with this shoulder problem.

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25. BUF - QB Josh Allen returning

Source: NFL Network - Ian Rapoport

Buffalo Bills QB Josh Allen (elbow) will practice fully this week and should start in Week 12, barring a setback.

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Good news for the Bills here. Matt Barkley led the Bills to a win against the Jets in Week 10 but he'll go back to the bench if Allen is ready to play.

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26. TEN - QB Marcus Mariota aggravates nerve issue

Source: NFL Network - Ian Rapoport

Updating previous reports, Tennessee Titans QB Marcus Mariota (elbow) aggravated the issue with the ulnar nerve in his elbow, and he's undergoing tests Monday, Nov. 19.

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We'll watch his status during the week of practice for the Titans. Mariota was ready in an emergency role in the second half of Sunday's loss against the Colts. This is the same injury that forced Mariota from the lineup for a couple of games earlier this year.

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That'll do it for today, Folks. Thanks for reading and thanks for being part of Footballguys. We'll see you tomorrow with the Update.

Peace,

J