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Footballguys #217 - 11/24 - Marquise Goodwin Doubtful, Tom Brady Optimistic, Plus More

Volume 20, #217 -- Saturday Night, November 24th, 2018

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Welcome to Game Day. We've got the News and Notes you need so let's get to it.

J


1. SF - WR Marquise Goodwin doubtful for Week 12

Source: 49ers.com

San Francisco 49ers WR Marquise Goodwin (non-injury) has been added to the injury report for the Week 12 game because of a personal issue and is listed as doubtful.

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Pierre Garcon (knee) is out too. The 49ers move forward this week with Dante Pettis, Richie James, Trent Taylor, and Kendrick Bourne against the Buccaneers.

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2. TEN - QB Marcus Mariota not on injury report

Source: HoustonTexans.com

Tennessee Titans QB Marcus Mariota (neck) fully participated in practice Saturday, Nov. 24, and is not on the injury report for Week 12.

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Good news for Mariota and the Titans here. They play on the road Monday night against the Texans and we're projecting Mariota to perform like a low-end QB2 for Fantasy GMs in Week 12.

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3. HOU - WR DeAndre Hopkins on track to play

Source: HoustonTexans.com

Houston Texans WR DeAndre Hopkins (foot) was limited during practice Saturday, Nov. 24, but is not on the injury report for Week 12.

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Hopkins is always somewhat limited by this foot injury...or some other ailment. He's a WR1 for Fantasy GMs as always, this week playing against the Titans at home on Monday Night Football.

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4. NE - QB Tom Brady traveling with team

Source: The Athletic - Jeff Howe

New England Patriots QB Tom Brady (illness, knee) is traveling with the team for their Week 12 game, according to a source.

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Just as we expected. Brady was downgraded on Friday (never a good sign) largely due to this illness. We anticipate he'll play against the Jets on Sunday.

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5. CIN - WR A.J. Green downgraded

Source: ESPN.com - Katherine Terrell

Cincinnati Bengals WR A.J. Green (toe) has been downgraded to doubtful for the team's Week 12 game.

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There has been some positivity surrounding Green over the last two weeks, but it looks like he's going to miss his third game in a row. The Bengals move forward with Tyler Boyd as their no.1 wideout. Green is now targeting a return in Week 13.

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6. PIT - WR Antonio Brown will play in Week 12

Source: Pittsburgh Tribune-Review - Chris Adamski

Pittsburgh Steelers WR Antonio Brown will play in Week 12's game against the Denver Broncos in Denver. He did not discuss if he had sickle-cell trait, a genetic abnormality which can affect red blood cells and could potentially put carriers at risk when performing strenuous activities at high altitudes. Former Steelers WR Santonio Holmes claimed in an August radio interview that Brown had the trait.

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The last time Brown played in Denver against the Broncos (2015) he went off for 16 catches, 189 yards and two touchdowns. While he may not reach those lofty numbers on Sunday, we fully expect Brown to perform like the WR1 you start every week.

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7. NE - QB Tom Brady to start Week 12

Source: NFL Network - Michael Giardi

New England Patriots QB Tom Brady (knee, illness) will start Week 12's game against the New York Jets, even though he was listed as questionable on the injury report.

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Brady was downgraded on Friday and did not practice, likely due to this illness. He's going to start against the Jets and is a low-end QB1 for Fantasy GMs in Week 12.

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8. NE - QB Tom Brady dealing with illness

Source: ProFootballTalk.com - Darin Gantt

Updating a previous report, New England Patriots QB Tom Brady (knee, illness) did not practice Friday, Nov. 23, due to an illness, which is in addition to the knee problem he's been dealing with this week.

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Brady was downgraded Friday and late-week moves like that are always a bit of a concern. That being said, we fully expect Brady to start in Week 12 against the Jets. He's a low-end QB1 option for Fantasy GMs this week.

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9. SF - RB Matt Breida has upside this week

Source: USA TODAY Fantasy Sports

San Francisco 49ers RB Matt Breida has a great matchup against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 12.

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Breida should finish as a top-10 fantasy running back in Week 12. Make sure to get him in your lineup this week.

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10. CLE - RB Nick Chubb has a salivating matchup

Source: USA TODAY Fantasy Sports

Cleveland Browns RB Nick Chubb has a great matchup against the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 12.

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Chubb is a RB1 for Fantasy GMs in Week 12. Last week, the Bengals gave up two 100-yard rushers to Ravens rookies (Gus Edwards, Lamar Jackson). We could see Chubb eclipsing the 100-yard mark on Sunday.

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11. ARI - Charles Kanoff added to roster

Source: AZCardinals.com - Darren Urban

Arizona Cardinals practice squad QB Charles Kanoff was signed to the 53-man roster Saturday, Nov. 24. Terms of the contract were not disclosed. The team also waived WR Jalen Tolliver.

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Kanoff was undrafted out of Princeton in 2018. He's a tall (6'4" 219 pounds) passer who completed 73.2 percent of his passes in 2017, an Ivy League season record. Josh Rosen and Mike Glennon are ahead of him on the depth chart.

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12. SF - Jeffery Wilson added to roster

Source: 49ers.com

San Francisco 49ers practice squad RB Jeffery Wilson was signed to the 53-man roster Saturday, Nov. 24. Terms of the contract were not disclosed. The team also waived QB Tom Savage.

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Undrafted out of North Texas in 2018, Wilson is a good receiver out of the backfield. At 210 pounds he's a capable runner but did have ball security issues in college. We'll monitor him but only in crazy deep dynasty leagues.

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13. HOU - WR Keke Coutee a full participant

Source: HoustonTexans.com

Houston Texans WR Keke Coutee (hamstring) fully participated in practice Saturday, Nov. 24, and is not on the injury report for Week 12.

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Coutee is the slot receiver for the Texans and perhaps the no.3 target for Deshaun Watson behind DeAndre Hopkins and Demaryius Thomas. We see him as a low-end WR3 or flex play in Week 12 against the Titans.

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14. SEA - Keenan Reynolds added to active roster

Source: The Seattle Times - Bob Condotta

Seattle Seahawks practice squad WR Keenan Reynolds was signed to the 53-man roster Saturday, Nov. 24. Terms of the contract were not disclosed. The team also waived TE Darrell Daniels.

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Reynolds is an all-purpose player who was is a converted quarterback out of Navy. He's a gadget player and potential return man for the Seahawks if he's active.

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15. NYJ - NYJ could ink WR Quincy Enunwa to extension

Source: New York Daily News - Manish Mehta

The New York Jets have initiated contract extension talks with WR Quincy Enunwa, according to multiple sources.

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Enunwa is set to be an unrestricted free agent in 2019 but it sounds like the Jets want to keep him around and sign him before he hits the open market. He's a quality target on underneath routes but the Jets could use an upgrade at the WR position either in the draft or through free agency.

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16. DAL - WR Amari Cooper extension coming?

Source: NFL.com - Kevin Patra

Dallas Cowboys WR Amari Cooper is 'making a bid for his cash,' according to owner Jerry Jones.

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Cooper has been getting it done at a high level for the Cowboys since he was traded. On Thanksgiving, Cooper caught nine passes for 180 yards and two touchdowns. With one more year left on his deal (the fifth-year option in 2019), the Cowboys may decide to get Cooper a long-term deal that keeps him an integral part of the Dallas offense for years to come.

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17. CIN - RB Joe Mixon frustrated

Source: NFL.com - Kevin Patra

Cincinnati Bengals RB Joe Mixon said he is tired of playing 'not to lose' and tired of playing scared. 'We just got to go out there, and we got to go win,' Mixon said.

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The Bengals are playing the Browns at home on Sunday. Mixon should perform like a RB1 with upside for Fantasy GMs in Week 12.

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18. TB - WR Mike Evans approaching milestone

Source: Buccaneers.com

Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Mike Evans needs 47 yards to reach 1,000 receiving yards for the year, and he would join Cincinnati Bengals WR A.J. Green and retired WR Randy Moss as the only players to begin their careers with five straight 1,000-yard seasons.

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Throughout the QB struggles of the Buccaneers, Evans has been there as a consistent target. With Jameis Winston back at quarterback, Fantasy GMs should consider Evans a low-end WR1 against the 49ers on Sunday.

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19. SEA - J.D. McKissic targeting Week 14

Source: ESPN.com - Brady Henderson

Seattle Seahawks WR J.D. McKissic (foot) performed well in practice this week, according to head coach Pete Carroll, and Carroll said McKissic will likely make his season debut in Week 14 against the Minnesota Vikings.

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McKissic has a change-of-pace skill set but it's going to be interesting to see how he fits into a jam-packed Seahawks backfield. Perhaps they could line him up as a receiver at times just to get him on the field. McKissic is going to be competing for playing time behind Chris Carson, Mike Davis and Rashaad Penny.

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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