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Footballguys #214 - 11/21 - Happy Thanksgiving - News And Notes From Around The League

Volume 20, #214 -- Wednesday Night, November 21st, 2018

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Happy Thanksgiving Folks. Wherever you are I hope you're able to enjoy some Food and Family and Friends and Football today.

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The Power Grid locks in their Daily Fantasy picks for the Week 12 Sunday Main Slate. Footballguys staffers Austin Lee, John Lee, Devin Knotts, and Ryan Hester debate Lamar Jackson, Carson Wentz, Melvin Gordon, Marlon Mack, Antonio Brown, Emmanuel Sanders, Rob Gronkowski, Cameron Brate, and many more!


1. DET - WR Marvin Jones out

Source: DetroitLions.com - Tim Twentyman

Detroit Lions WR Marvin Jones (knee) didn't practice Wednesday, Nov. 21, and he has been ruled out for Week 12.

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There was an idea that Jones could miss the Week 11 game with a hope he could play on Thanksgiving in Week 12. That didn't happen as Jones now has to miss another week with this bone bruise. We should see Kenny Golladay get another huge target load (10-plus) with Jones sidelined.

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2. DET - RB Kerryon Johnson ruled out

Source: DetroitLions.com - Tim Twentyman

Detroit Lions RB Kerryon Johnson (knee) didn't practice Wednesday, Nov. 21, and he has been ruled out for Week 12.

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This move was expected and is now official. Without Johnson on the field, the Lions turn to LeGarrette Blount as the primary ball carrier. We should see Theo Riddick get plenty of work in his receiving back role on Thanksgiving against the Bears.

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3. WAS - RB Chris Thompson ruled out

Source: Redskins.com - Jake Kring-Schreifels

Washington Redskins RB Chris Thompson (rib) was ruled out for Week 12.

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Thompson has not been able to play since Week 8 against the Giants. On Thanksgiving we'll see Washington turn to Kapri Bibbs once again as their receiving back behind Adrian Peterson.

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4. CHI - QB Mitchell Trubisky has AC joint sprain

Source: ESPN - Adam Schefter

Updating an earlier report, Chicago Bears QB Mitchell Trubisky (shoulder) is nursing a sprained AC joint in his shoulder, and he woke up Wednesday, Nov. 21, sore and with reduced mobility.

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He's doubtful for the Week 12 game, and it's possible he doesn't dress at all. The Bears could be turning to Chase Daniel as their starting quarterback against the Lions on Thanksgiving.

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5. SEA - WR Doug Baldwin misses practice Wednesday

Source: Seahawks.com - John Boyle

Seattle Seahawks WR Doug Baldwin (groin) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Nov. 21.

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Baldwin was feeling no pain in his knee last week but now this groin injury has popped up. He should be good to go in Week 12 against the Panthers and is a WR3/flex option for Fantasy GMs.

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6. MIN - WR Adam Thielen a limited participant

Source: Vikings.com

Minnesota Vikings WR Adam Thielen (back, calf) was limited during practice Wednesday, Nov. 21.

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Thielen played with these injuries the last time out for the Vikings. After a bye in Week 10, Thielen should feel better. In fact, we won't be surprised to see him practice fully later in the week.

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7. NO - Tre'Quan Smith questionable for Week 12

Source: NewOrleansSaints.com

New Orleans Saints WR Tre'Quan Smith (foot) was a limited participant in practice Wednesday, Nov. 21, and he is listed as questionable for the Week 12 game against the Atlanta Falcons on Thanksgiving night.

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After his huge game against the Eagles on Sunday (10 catches, 157 yards, one touchdown), Smith looks like he's on track to play on Thanksgiving. Even though he may not be 100 percent, Smith makes for a great WR2/flex option in Week 12.

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8. ATL - WR Calvin Ridley off injury report

Source: AtlantaFalcons.com

Atlanta Falcons WR Calvin Ridley (thigh) practiced in full on Wednesday, Nov. 21, and he was removed from the injury report ahead of the Week 12 game against the New Orleans Saints on Thanksgiving.

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When Ridley played the Saints earlier this year, the rookie had seven catches for 146 yards and three touchdowns. With a full practice on Wednesday he's good to go and makes for a nice flex play with upside in Week 12.

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9. NYJ - RB Isaiah Crowell practices in full

Source: Patriots.com

New York Jets RB Isaiah Crowell (ankle) was able to take part in a full practice session Wednesday, Nov. 21.

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Crowell should get the most carries against the Patriots on Sunday. However, if we see Josh McCown as their quarterback then all Jets skill position players could suffer. That makes Crowell more of a RB3 or deep flex option for Fantasy GMs in Week 12.

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10. NYJ - QB Sam Darnold does not practice

Source: Patriots.com

New York Jets QB Sam Darnold (foot) did not practice Wednesday, Nov. 21.

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Darnold's status for Sunday's home game against the Patriots is up in the air. By missing practice on Wednesday, Darnold is not on track to play. We could see Josh McCown as the starter for the Jets in Week 12.

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11. NE - RB Sony Michel does limited work

Source: Patriots.com

New England Patriots RB Sony Michel (knee) was listed as a limited participant in practice on Wednesday, Nov. 21.

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Michel should be able to get a full practice in sometime this week. The Patriots had a bye in Week 11 and they are preparing for a road game against the Jets in Week 12. The rookie is a low-end RB2 or flex play in PPR leagues this week.

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12. NE - TE Rob Gronkowski limited at practice

Source: Patriots.com

New England Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski (ankle, back) was listed as a limited participant in practice Wednesday, Nov. 21.

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Gronkowski is back in action this week against the Jets after missing the last two games for the Patriots. He's one of those fantasy assets that is a must-start when healthy...even while working through a disappointing 2018 season.

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13. NE - WR Julian Edelman able to go full

Source: Patriots.com

New England Patriots WR Julian Edelman (foot) was able to practice in full on Wednesday, Nov. 21.

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Against the Jets on Sunday, Edelman should post WR2 numbers for Fantasy GMs in PPR leagues.

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14. NE - Limited practice for QB Tom Brady

Source: Patriots.com

New England Patriots QB Tom Brady (knee) was listed as a limited participant in practice Wednesday, Nov. 21.

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Brady is preparing to play against the Jets in Week 12. Fantasy GMs are preparing to start Brady as a QB1 as per usual.

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15. BUF - Full practice for QB Josh Allen

Source: BuffaloBills.com

Buffalo Bills QB Josh Allen (elbow) was able to take part in a full practice Wednesday, Nov. 21.

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Allen is back in action for the Bills this week and that's good news. He'll continue his development and hopefully continue flashing some franchise quarterback ability. That being said, Fantasy GMs aren't going to be starting him against the Jaguars in Week 12.

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16. CLE - TE David Njoku limited in practice

Source: ClevelandBrowns.com

Cleveland Browns TE David Njoku (knee) was listed as a limited participant in practice Wednesday, Nov. 21.

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Njoku is expected to be limited for the rest of the week. Check back on Friday to see what his status is before plugging him in as a low-end TE1 against the Bengals on Sunday.

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17. CIN - No practice for WR A.J. Green

Source: Bengals.com

Cincinnati Bengals WR A.J. Green (toe) did not practice Wednesday, Nov. 21, although per an earlier report there is a good chance he plays in the Week 12 game against the Cleveland Browns.

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We're a bit skeptical of Green's status, but the week of practice will reveal the reality of the situation. Monitor Green closely and see if he can get out there on Friday in a limited basis. Green has the cache to be one of those players you start on his first week back (although dropping expectations) even if he's limited.

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18. PIT - QB Ben Roethlisberger rests Wednesday

Source: Steelers.com

Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger (not injury related) did not practice Wednesday, Nov. 21, but it was a regular mid-week rest.

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Just a rest day for the veteran...like most every Wednesday. He's got QB1 written all over his projections for the game against the Broncos on Sunday.

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19. NYJ - WR Robby Anderson remains out

Source: New York Post - Brian Costello

New York Jets WR Robby Anderson (ankle) remains out of practice Wednesday, Nov. 21.

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We'll see if Anderson can make it out to practice...even on a limited basis...some time during the week. Against the Patriots in Week 12, Anderson would only be a 'what the heck' flex if he can play.

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20. TEN - QB Marcus Mariota limited

Source: TitansOnline.com - Jim Wyatt

Tennessee Titans QB Marcus Mariota (neck) was limited in practice Wednesday, Nov. 21.

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We'll be monitoring his progress during the week of practice. The Titans play on Monday night against the Texans in Week 12. Mariota will have to show progress by Saturday in order to play. Have other options at the ready.

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21. WAS - WR Jamison Crowder questionable

Source: Redskins.com - Jake Kring-Schreifels

Washington Redskins WR Jamison Crowder (ankle) is questionable for Week 12.

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Crowder might be back for the Thanksgiving game against the Cowboys. If he does return to the slot for Washington, Crowder could post WR4/deep flex numbers for Fantasy GMs this week.

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22. MIA - QB Ryan Tannehill practices

Source: The Miami Herald - Armando Salguero

Miami Dolphins QB Ryan Tannehill (shoulder) practiced Wednesday, Nov. 21.

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Tannehill is back in the starting lineup for the Dolphins this week. He's not 100 percent healthy by his own admission but the team needs him against a high-powered Colts offense. Tannehill should perform like a QB2/streaming option for Fantasy GMs in Week 12.

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23. MIA - WR DeVante Parker limited

Source: The Miami Herald - Armando Salguero

Miami Dolphins WR DeVante Parker (shoulder) was limited in practice Wednesday, Nov. 21.

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It looks like Parker could be back this week for the Dolphins. They'll need his help as injuries have ravaged their WR corps in 2018. Against the Colts on Sunday, Parker is worth considering as a WR4 or deep flex option.

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24. MIA - RB Kenyan Drake limited

Source: The Miami Herald - Armando Salguero

Miami Dolphins RB Kenyan Drake (shoulder) was limited in practice Wednesday, Nov. 21.

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Drake has been dealing with this shoulder injury for some time. He's the backup to Frank Gore and doesn't get as many touches as he perhaps should. With his current role, Drake is worth considering as a RB3 or flex option in PPR formats.

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25. CHI - Two Bears out

Source: ChicagoBears.com

Chicago Bears LB Aaron Lynch (concussion) and TE Adam Shaheen (concussion) didn't practice Wednesday, Nov. 21, and are out for Week 12.

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Without Shaheen, Trey Burton sees his role as the primary tight end go unchanged. With Chase Daniel starting at quarterback we are lowering the expectations for the Bears offense on Thanksgiving.

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26. GB - Jake Kumerow designated to return

Source: USA TODAY NETWORK-Wisconsin - Ryan Wood

Green Bay Packers WR Jake Kumerow (shoulder) was designated to return from the Reserve/Injured list Wednesday, Nov. 21.

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The fourth-year UDFA out of Wisconsin-Whitewater was putting on a show for two games in the preseason before getting hurt. He had six catches for 190 yards and two touchdowns in two preseason games for the Packers this year. Kumerow is an interesting sleeper in dynasty leagues and has a lot of competition in front of him at the wide receiver position.

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27. GB - Geromino Allison's season over

Source: USA TODAY NETWORK-Wisconsin - Ryan Wood

Green Bay Packers WR Geronimo Allison's (groin) season is over after the Packers used their second Reserve/Injured designation to return on WR Jake Kumerow (shoulder) Wednesday, Nov. 21.

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The Packers just placed Allison on Injured Reserve earlier this month. The talented third-year pro seemed to be building on the mini-breakout he had in 2017. Allison made it through only five games, posting 20 catches for 303 yards and two touchdowns. The Packers move forward with Davante Adams as their lead receiver with guys like Randall Cobb, Marquez Valdes-Scantling, Equanimeous St. Brown, Jake Kumerow and J'Mon Moore competing for targets behind him.

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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.

Happy Thanksgiving and Peace and Grace to you.

J