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Footballguys #223 - 11/30 - Kareem Hunt Released plus News and Notes From Around The League

Volume 20, #223 -- Friday Night, November 30th, 2018

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1. KC - RB Kareem Hunt released

Source: USA TODAY Sports - A.J. Perez

The Kansas City Chiefs released RB Kareem Hunt Friday, Nov. 30, and placed on the commissioner's exempt list following the release of video showing Hunt involved in a physical altercation with a woman. 'As part of our internal discussions with Kareem, several members of our management team spoke directly to him,' the Chiefs said in a statement. 'Kareem was not truthful in those discussions. The evidence released today confirms that fact. We are releasing Kareem immediately.'

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This moved quickly. Spencer Ware becomes the primary running back for Kansas City.

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2. MIA - RB Kenyan Drake not on injury report

Source: MiamiDolphins.com

Miami Dolphins RB Kenyan Drake (shoulder) was limited during practice Friday, Nov. 30, but is not on the injury report for Week 13.

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Drake is a boom/bust RB2 this week, but this is a good sign that his shoulder issue won't be one of the risks that creates a bust result this week.

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3. DEN - WR Emmanuel Sanders ready to play

Source: DenverBroncos.com

Denver Broncos WR Emmanuel Sanders (heel) was limited during practice Friday, Nov. 30, but is not on the injury report for Week 13.

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Sanders has been the clear #1 receiver since Demaryius Thomas was traded. Consider him a solid WR2 at Cincinnati now that he has been removed from the injury report.

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4. SEA - WR Doug Baldwin ready to play

Source: Seahawks.com - John Boyle

Seattle Seahawks WR Doug Baldwin (groin) fully participated in practice Friday, Nov. 30, and is not on the injury report for Week 13.

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This is a good sign for Baldwin's condition after he was a game-time decision last week, although he could also be limited by an easy matchup that will have the Seahawks possibly ahead big in the second half.

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5. SEA - RB Chris Carson not on injury report

Source: Seahawks.com - John Boyle

Seattle Seahawks RB Chris Carson (non-injury) fully participated in practice Friday, Nov. 30, and is not on the injury report for Week 13.

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Carson is a solid RB2 play this week, although his workload could be cut into by Rashaad Penny with word that his role will be larger this week.

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6. WAS - RB Chris Thompson takes part in practice

Source: NFLCommunications.com

Washington Redskins RB Chris Thompson (rib) fully participated in practice Friday, Nov. 30.

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Thompson is ready to return to the lineup and he could be a frequent target for Colt McCoy in the short passing game.

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7. WAS - TE Jordan Reed a limited participant

Source: NFLCommunications.com

Washington Redskins TE Jordan Reed (back) was limited during practice Friday, Nov. 30.

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Reed has a great matchup this Monday against the Eagles secondary that allowed Rhett Ellison to run free a few times last week, but we'll have to watch this to make sure it's not a problem considering Reed's lengthy injury history.

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8. WAS - WR Jamison Crowder remains limited

Source: NFLCommunications.com

Washington Redskins WR Jamison Crowder (ankle) was limited during practice Friday, Nov. 30.

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It looks like Crowder has a chance to return, which slows down the Trey Quinn sleeper train. If Crowder can go, he'll be a risky play, but a potentially strong one against a banged up Eagles secondary.

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9. BAL - WR John Brown on track to play

Source: BaltimoreRavens.com

Baltimore Ravens WR John Brown (non-injury) fully participated in practice Friday, Nov. 30, and is not on the injury report for Week 13.

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Brown has been quiet since Lamar Jackson took over, but Jackson will have to pass more this week to keep up with the Falcons and he should be able to take advantage of a defense concerned with Lamar Jackson and the running game.

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10. CAR - WR Curtis Samuel ready for Tampa

Source: Panthers.com

Carolina Panthers WR Curtis Samuel (hamstring) practiced in full on Friday, Nov. 30 and he is off the injury report ahead of the Week 13 game with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

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Samuel scored twice in the first matchup with the Bucs and should be considered a boom/bust WR3/Flex for this matchup.

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11. CAR - TE Greg Olsen looking for resurgence

Source: Panthers.com

Carolina Panthers TE Greg Olsen (foot) practiced in full Friday, Nov. 30, and he is off the injury report ahead of the Week 13 game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He had season highs with six grabs, 76 yards and a touchdown in the first meeting with the Bucs on Nov. 4.

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Olsen has been slowing down in fantasy leagues, but this is a get-right matchup for him.

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12. CAR - WR Devin Funchess listed as questionable

Source: Panthers.com

Carolina Panthers WR Devin Funchess (back, not injury related) practiced in full Friday, Nov. 30, but he is still listed as questionable for Week 13 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

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Funchess is probably #3 on the fantasy depth chart now behind DJ Moore and Curtis Samuel, but he's worth a desperation play if active because of the poor state of the Bucs secondary.

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13. SF - WR Marquise Goodwin, WR Pierre Garcon out

Source: 49ers.com

San Francisco 49ers WR Marquise Goodwin (non-injury) and WR Pierre Garcon (knee) have been ruled out of the Week 13 game. Goodwin did not participate in practice Friday, Nov. 30, while Garcon was limited during practice.

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Dante Pettis will get another chance to show off why the 49ers selected him in the second round this year. The matchup at Seattle is tough but he'll be worth a look as a WR3/Flex in deep leagues.

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14. PHI - Friday's practice report for Philadelphia

Source: PhiladelphiaEagles.com

Philadelphia Eagles DE Michael Bennett (foot), LB Jordan Hicks (calf), CB Avonte Maddox (ankle, knee), CB Jalen Mills (foot) and OT Jason Peters (non-injury, personal) did not participate in practice Friday, Nov. 30. OG Brandon Brooks (ankle) and RB Darren Sproles (hamstring) were limited. LB Nigel Bradham (thumb), CB Rasul Douglas (ankle, knee), DT Timmy Jernigan (illness), CB Sidney Jones (hamstring) and CB Chandon Sullivan (shoulder) were full participants in practice.

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We're watching Mills status for Monday night to see if he helps a secondary that has been down to street free agents lately. It looks like Jones and Douglas will be ready to go too.

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15. LAC - WR Tyrell Williams questionable for Week 13

Source: Chargers.com

Los Angeles Chargers WR Tyrell Williams (quadriceps) was limited during practice Friday, Nov. 30, and is listed as questionable for Week 13.

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Williams was only on the field for a few snaps last week and it doesn't sound like he is going to do a lot more this week. Mike Williams becomes a better WR3/Flex play with Tyrell banged up.

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16. MIN - WR Stefon Diggs officially questionable

Source: Vikings.com

Updating a previous report, Minnesota Vikings WR Stefon Diggs (knee) was limited in practice Friday, Nov. 30, and is officially listed as questionable for the Week 13 game against the New England Patriots.

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Diggs is still not a sure thing to play, but is reasonably certain to be in the lineup and a frequent target for Kirk Cousins. He has had problems playing at his usual level when on the injury report in the past, but his ceiling is too high to sit if he is active.

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17. PIT - Week 13 injury report for PIT

Source: Steelers.com - Teresa Varley

Pittsburgh Steelers OT Marcus Gilbert (knee) did not participate in practice Friday, Nov. 30, and has been ruled out for Week 13. FS Morgan Burnett (back) did not practice and is listed as doubtful. CB Cameron Sutton (non-injury) missed practice and is listed as questionable. LB Bud Dupree (pectoral) fully participated in practice but is listed as questionable. C Maurkice Pouncey (non-injury), OG B.J. Finney (non-injury), OG Ramon Foster (non-injury), DE Stephon Tuitt (elbow) and TE Xavier Grimble (concussion) fully participated in practice.

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Gilbert will be missed against the Chargers dynamic defensive end duo.

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18. HOU - Week 13 injury report for Houston

Source: HoustonTexans.com

Houston Texans WR Keke Coutee (hamstring) and DE J.J. Watt (knee) were limited in practice for a third straight day Friday, Nov. 30, and are listed as questionable for Week 13 versus the Cleveland Browns. OL Zach Fulton (shoulder), WR DeAndre Hopkins (foot), DB Kareem Jackson (groin), CB Johnathan Joseph (ankle, knee) and OG Senio Kelemete (ankle) were limited in practice Friday but removed from the injury report. RB Alfred Blue (thigh), LB Dylan Cole (wrist, knee), CB Aaron Colvin (ankle), LB Zach Cunningham (knee), LB Duke Ejiofor (shoulder), LB Whitney Mercilus (ankle), LB Brian Peters (ankle), S Justin Reid (knee), WR Demaryius Thomas (wrist) and TE Jordan Thomas (hamstring) were full participants in practice Friday and no longer appear on the injury report.

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There's no sign that Watt is in danger of missing the game, but Coutee will be a game time decision and shouldn't be in lineups this week.

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19. PIT - TE Vance McDonald on track to play

Source: Steelers.com - Teresa Varley

Pittsburgh Steelers TE Vance McDonald (hip) fully participated in practice Friday, Nov. 30, and is not on the injury report for Week 13.

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McDonald's hip injury doesn't look like it will limit him on Sunday against the Chargers. He's a solid streamer with the strong cornerback play by Los Angeles possibly encouraging Ben Roethlisberger to throw more to his tight ends.

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20. NE - TE Rob Gronkowski ready to play

Source: ESPNBoston.com - Mike Reiss

New England Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski (ankle, back) fully participated in practice Friday, Nov. 30, and is not on the injury report for Week 13.

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Gronkowski being off of the injury report is a great development for building confidence in him as a solid TE1 for the stretch run.

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21. NYJ - Week 13 injury report for NY Jets

Source: TitansOnline.com - Jim Wyatt

New York Jets S Marcus Maye (shoulder, thumb) did not practice all week and has been ruled out for Week 13 versus the Tennessee Titans. WR Robby Anderson (ankle) and QB Sam Darnold (foot) were limited in practice Friday, Nov. 30, and are listed as questionable. RB Trenton Cannon (hamstring), WR Quincy Enunwa (ankle), LB Jordan Jenkins (shoulder), QB Josh McCown (back, hand), OT Kelvin Beachum (knee), CB Morris Claiborne (shoulder), C Spencer Long (knee, finger), DT Steve McLendon (ankle), TE Eric Tomlinson (elbow) and WR Andre Roberts (foot) fully participated in practice Friday and no longer appear on the injury report.

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Cornerback Darryl Roberts will get the start at free safety, giving IDP leaguers a hack to get an extra safety in their lineup if they also have cornerback lineup slots.

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22. MIA - Miami's Week 13 injury report

Source: MiamiDolphins.com

Miami Dolphins WR Danny Amendola (knee) and C Travis Swanson (ankle) did not participate in practice Friday, Nov. 30, and are listed as doubtful for Week 13 against the Buffalo Bills. WR DeVante Parker (shoulder) remained limited in practice Friday and is listed as questionable. TE A.J. Derby (foot, knee) returned to full practice Friday and is also listed as questionable. OL Ted Larsen (neck) and RB Kenyan Drake (shoulder) remained limited Friday but were removed from the injury report. CB Cornell Armstrong (knee), DE Andre Branch (shoulder, hamstring), RB Frank Gore (non-injury), CB Xavien Howard (ankle), OT Ja'Wuan James (knee), S Reshad Jones (shoulder), CB Bobby McCain (knee), S T.J. McDonald (knee), QB Ryan Tannehill (shoulder) and OT Laremy Tunsil (knee) were full participants in practice Friday and no longer appear on the injury report.

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Parker might be a game-time decision. If he can go, he'll be one of the Dolphins primary pass catchers with Amendola likely out.

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23. TB - Week 13 injury report for Bucs

Source: Buccaneers.com

Tampa Bay Buccaneers CB Carlton Davis (knee) and CB M.J. Stewart (foot) did not participated in practice Friday, Nov. 30, and have been ruled out for Week 13. WR DeSean Jackson (thumb) was limited during practice but has been ruled out. OT Demar Dotson (hamstring, knee) did not practice and is listed as doubtful. CB Brent Grimes (knee) and DT Rakeem Nunez-Roches (ankle, knee) did not practice and are listed as questionable. LB Lavonte David (knee) and S Justin Evans (toe) fully participated in practice but are listed as questionable. C Ryan Jensen (hamstring), S Isaiah Johnson (illness), DT Gerald McCoy (ankle, shoulder), DE Jason Pierre-Paul (knee), LS Garrison Sanborn (knee) and OT Leonard Wester (knee) fully participated in practice and are not on the injury report.

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The Bucs secondary was already one of the weakest units in the league, and now they will be down to backups of backups. Cam Newton and the Panthers pass catchers should be in for a big day.

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24. BAL - Week 13 injury report for Baltimore

Source: BaltimoreRavens.com

Baltimore Ravens S Tony Jefferson (ankle) did not practice all week and has been ruled out for Week 13 versus the Atlanta Falcons. OL James Hurst (back) was limited in practice all week and is listed as doubtful. QB Joe Flacco (hip) was upgraded to a full practice Friday, Nov. 30, but is also listed as doubtful. CBs Anthony Levine (ankle) and Tavon Young (groin) were limited in practice Friday and are listed as questionable. RB Alex Collins (foot), RB Gus Edwards (ankle) and LB Tim Williams (illness) were full participants in practice Friday and are also listed as questionable. CB Brandon Carr (non-injury), LB C.J. Mosley (non-injury) and LB Terrell Suggs (non-injury) did not practice on Friday but do not appear on the injury report. WR John Brown (non-injury), WR Michael Crabtree (non-injury), CB Jimmy Smith (illness), S Eric Weddle (non-injury) and OG Marshal Yanda (non-injury) participated fully in practice Friday and have been removed from the injury report.

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Edwards still looks like the safe play here despite his status on the injury report. He got in a full practice and showed no effects from his ankle injury.

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25. KC - WR Sammy Watkins a no-go for Week 13

Source: ESPN.com - Adam Teicher

Kansas City Chiefs WR Sammy Watkins (foot) has been ruled out for Week 13 against the Oakland Raiders.

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Chris Conley will get another start, although his numbers have only been good with Watkins out when the Chiefs were in one of the biggest shootouts in NFL history. He's more what the heck flex than solid WR3/Flex this week.

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26. IND - TE Eric Ebron not on injury report

Source: Colts.com

Indianapolis Colts TE Eric Ebron (back) fully participated in practice Friday, Nov. 30, and is not on the injury report for Week 13.

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Ebron is an elite fantasy tight end now with Jack Doyle on IR, and perhaps even flexworthy if you have Zach Ertz or Travis Kelce in addition to Ebron on your roster.

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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