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Footballguys.comDaily Email Update • Vol. 22, #209 • Nov. 12th, 2020


The Moves You Need To Make For The Fantasy Playoffs

Howdy Folks,

And Week 10 is ON. We've got some News and Notes for you so let's get to it.

J

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1. DEN - Jerry Jeudy to be limited

Source: Denver7 Sports - Troy Renck

Denver Broncos WR Jerry Jeudy (shoulder) is dealing with a shoulder contusion and is expected to be a limited participant in practice Thursday, Nov. 12.

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The shoulder contusion kept Jeudy out of practice on Wednesday but he was limited in practice on Thursday. He's trending towards a full participation on Friday and that means he should be out there against the Raiders on Sunday barring any setbacks. Coming off his breakout performance, Jeudy should be trusted as a WR2/flex play if he does play in Week 10.

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2. CLE - QB Baker Mayfield feeling better

Source: Akron Beacon Journal - Nate Ulrich

Cleveland Browns QB Baker Mayfield (rib) indicated it was 'amazing' what a week off did for him as he recovers from a cracked rib, according to the Akron Beacon Journal's Nate Ulrich.

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Rib injuries are all about pain tolerance. It did Mayfield good to have some time off. The Browns get RB Nick Chubb back this week and should lean on his ability. That makes Mayfield a low-end QB2 from a fantasy perspective.

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3. DET - WR Kenny Golladay remains sidelined

Source: DetroitLions.com

Detroit Lions WR Kenny Golladay (hip) did not participate in practice Thursday, Nov. 12.

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It's looking like Golladay is going to have to miss another game with this hip injury. That means WRs Marvin Jones Jr and Danny Amendola could get more targets...and TE T.J. Hockenson might see more work too (if he plays since he's out on Thursday with a new toe injury...stay tuned).

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4. PIT - WR JuJu Smith-Schuster back on field

Source: Steelers.com - Teresa Varley

Pittsburgh Steelers WR JuJu Smith-Schuster (knee) fully participated in practice Thursday, Nov. 12.

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That sounds about right. Smith-Schuster doesn't practice on Wednesday and then he returns the next day. It's been that way for some time. Smith-Schuster is a WR2/flex option against the Bengals in Week 10.

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5. LAC - RB Justin Jackson unlikely for Week 10

Source: The Orange County Register - Gilbert Manzano

Los Angeles Chargers RB Justin Jackson (knee) is unlikely to play in Week 10, according to head coach Anthony Lynn, who said the team is 'probably gonna rest him this week and give that knee a chance to get well.'

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Without Jackson, the Chargers have a collection of backs to turn to. One of these options is rookie Joshua Kelley, but it might be guys like Troymaine Pope and Kalen Ballage who get more work. Ballage had a big game last week and should be considered a RB3/deep flex play against the Dolphins in Week 10.

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6. CAR - RB Christian McCaffrey a no-go Thursday

Source: The Associated Press - Steve Reed

Carolina Panthers RB Christian McCaffrey (shoulder) did not participate in practice Thursday, Nov. 12.

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He's going to miss Week 10. However, there are reports that McCaffrey could be back in Week 11 from his shoulder injury.

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7. CAR - RB Christian McCaffrey could miss one game

Source: NFL Network - Ian Rapoport

Carolina Panthers RB Christian McCaffrey (shoulder) has a realistic chance of playing in Week 11 after receiving a second opinion.

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McCaffrey is considered week-to-week with this shoulder problem. It may not be as severe as originally feared and getting him back in Week 11 would be fantastic. The team is going without him on Sunday, so Mike Davis gets another nod as the starter. We'll know more about McCaffrey's availability next week.

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8. LAR - Henderson should play

Source: ESPN.com - Lindsey Thiry

Los Angeles Rams RB Darrell Henderson (quad) will return to practice Thursday, Nov. 12, and head coach Sean McVay expects him to be able to play in Week 10 versus the Seattle Seahawks.

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The Rams backfield is messy from a fantasy perspective. Henderson is the lead back when he's healthy so if he's out there then he should get 10-plus touches. That makes him a low-end RB2 in Week 10.

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9. MIA - Lynn Bowden activated

Source: The Miami Herald - Armando Salguero

Miami Dolphins RB/WR Lynn Bowden was activated from the Reserve/COVID-19 list Thursday, Nov. 12.

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The Dolphins backfield is a bit of a jumbled mess right now. Bowden is athletic and versatile in his skill set as a runner or receiver -- from the slot or out of the backfield. We'll see if he can work his way into the mix, but mainly we'll just keep an eye on him in dynasty formats.

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10. WAS - WR Terry McLaurin tops in YAC

Source: ProFootballFocus.com

Washington Football Team WR Terry McLaurin leads all wide receivers with 367 yards after the catch this season, according to Pro Football Focus.

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McLaurin has been QB-proof this year, putting up good numbers with Dwayne Haskins, Kyle Allen and Alex Smith tossing him the rock. Smith is the starter now, and McLaurin still holds onto his WR1 status for Fantasy GMs.

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11. GB - Allen Lazard close to return

Source: ESPN.com - Rob Demovsky

Green Bay Packers WR Allen Lazard (core) is 'expected back from core muscle surgery any day now,' according to ESPN.com's Rob Demovsky.

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The Packers WR corps is all about Davante Adams...but there could be some targets and production for Lazard upon his return. He's the no.2 receiver opposite of Adams when healthy and could be worth a 'what the heck' flex if he plays in Week 10 against the Jaguars.

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12. BUF - WR John Brown fully practices

Source: BuffaloBills.com

Buffalo Bills WR John Brown (knee) fully participated in practice Thursday, Nov. 12.

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The Bills are better when they get Brown more involved in the offense. Fantasy GMs can look at Brown as a WR4/deep flex play in Week 10 against the Cardinals.

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13. NYJ - No surgery for QB Sam Darnold

Source: ESPN.com - Rich Cimini

New York Jets QB Sam Darnold (shoulder) said that shoulder surgery was 'not on the table,' according to ESPN's Rich Cimini, who noted that Darnold had spoken to multiple doctors and none recommended surgery.

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The Jets have been going with Joe Flacco while Darnold has been out. Darnold is "feeling better" and hoping to return following the Jets' Week 10 bye.

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14. WAS - Antonio Gibson a full participant

Source: ESPN.com - John Keim

Washington Football Team RB Antonio Gibson (shoulder) was a full participant in practice Thursday, Nov. 12.

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A good sign here for the rookie running back. He can be a productive lead back for Washington as a runner and has flex appeal for Fantasy GMs. J.D. McKissic will be the primary pass-catching running back with Alex Smith starting at quarterback.

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15. BAL - RB Mark Ingram misses practice

Source: BaltimoreRavens.com

Baltimore Ravens RB Mark Ingram (ankle) did not participate in practice Thursday, Nov. 12.

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The Ravens have no need to rush the veteran back. They can use rookie J.K. Dobbins as the lead back and give Gus Edwards a sizable workload too.

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16. DET - TE T.J. Hockenson not on field

Source: DetroitLions.com

Detroit Lions TE T.J. Hockenson (toe) did not participate in practice Thursday, Nov. 12.

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Jesse James would get more work if Hockenson can't play in Week 10. Check back on Friday to see what Hockenson's status is.

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17. NE - RB Damien Harris remains limited

Source: Patriots.com

New England Patriots RB Damien Harris (ankle, chest) was limited during practice Thursday, Nov. 12.

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Harris has been limited in back-to-back practices. We'll see if he can play on Sunday night against the Ravens.

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18. CIN - RB Joe Mixon sits again Thursday

Source: ESPN.com - Ben Baby

Cincinnati Bengals RB Joe Mixon did not practice Thursday, Nov. 12.

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The Bengals had a bye week and Mixon has missed the two days of practice since they've come back. That means he's likely to miss Sunday's game against the Steelers. That means Gio Bernard could be the lead back for the Bengals.

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19. MIA - RB Matt Breida listed as limited

Source: MiamiDolphins.com

Miami Dolphins RB Matt Breida (hamstring) was limited during practice Thursday, Nov. 12.

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Keep an eye on Breida's participation on Friday. The Dolphins backfield is a bit of a jumbled mess but Breida would be the lead back and has some fantasy relevance if he plays.

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20. PHI - Full practice for RB Miles Sanders

Source: PhiladelphiaEagles.com

Updating a previous report, Philadelphia Eagles RB Miles Sanders (knee) fully participated in practice Thursday, Nov. 12.

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Great news for Fantasy GMs here. Sanders should be out there against the Giants on Sunday and that makes him a RB1 from a fantasy perspective.

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21. CHI - RB David Montgomery misses practice

Source: ChicagoBears.com

Chicago Bears RB David Montgomery (concussion) did not participate in practice Thursday, Nov. 12.

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The Bears play on Monday night against the Vikings. If Montgomery can't play, then the Bears would turn to Ryan Nall, Cordarrelle Patterson and perhaps even Lamar Miller.

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22. BUF - QB Josh Allen takes part in practice

Source: BuffaloBills.com

Buffalo Bills QB Josh Allen (shoulder) fully participated in practice Thursday, Nov. 12.

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Allen might be the best fantasy quarterback this week. The Bills and Cardinals game is going to be must-see TV for football fans...and certainly has some big-time fantasy potential as well.

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23. CAR - RB Mike Davis added to injury report

Source: Panthers.com

Carolina Panthers RB Mike Davis (toe) fully participated in practice Thursday, Nov. 12.

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Davis is the lead back with Christian McCaffrey out of action. Keep an eye on his status on Friday.

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24. PHI - WR Alshon Jeffery a full participant

Source: PhiladelphiaEagles.com

Updating a previous report, Philadelphia Eagles WR Alshon Jeffery (calf) fully participated in practice Thursday, Nov. 12.

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Jeffery is going to return to the field for the first time this season...and for the first time in about a calendar year. He'll return as a third option at the wide receiver position behind Jalen Reagor and Travis Fulgham.

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25. CLE - RB Nick Chubb looking good for Week 10

Source: The Cleveland Plain Dealer - Mary Kay Cabot

Cleveland Browns RB Nick Chubb (knee) practiced without his knee brace Thursday, Nov. 12.

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We're super excited to get Chubb back on the field and into our lineups. He's arguably the best running back in the game and should be considered a RB1 every time he's out there.

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26. NYG - RB Devonta Freeman suffers minor setback

Source: NFL Network - Ian Rapoport

New York Giants RB Devonta Freeman (ankle) reportedly aggravated his ankle injury in practice Thursday, Nov. 12, but it is described as 'minor' and the hope is he will still be able to play in Week 10.

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The Giants can go with Wayne Gallman if Freeman can't play or take on a full workload.

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27. HOU - Another missed practice for RB David Johnson

Source: Houston Chronicle - Aaron Wilson

Houston Texans RB David Johnson (concussion) did not practice for a second straight day Thursday, Nov. 12.

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Johnson is doubtful in Week 10. We're likely to see Duke Johnson Jr as the Texans primary back on Sunday against the Browns.

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

Peace,

J