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Volume 22, #216 -- Thursday Night, November 19th, 2020
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1. NO - RB Alvin Kamara a no-go Thursday

Source: ESPN.com - Mike Triplett

New Orleans Saints RB Alvin Kamara (foot) did not participate during the open portion of practice Thursday, Nov. 19, according to ESPN.com's Mike Triplett.

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Let's see what Kamara can do on Friday. The team is at home to take on the Falcons in Week 11. Without QB Drew Brees, the Saints may lean on their rushing attack early and often. That means lots of work for Kamara and Latavius Murray.

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2. DET - WR Marvin Jones limited Thursday

Source: DetroitLions.com

Detroit Lions WR Marvin Jones (knee) was limited during practice Thursday, Nov. 19.

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Kenny Golladay missed practice Thursday, so it looks like Jones is going to be their lead receiver in Week 11. If you're planning on starting him as a flex play then make sure that he's fully participating on Friday.

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3. GB - WR Davante Adams not seen Thursday

Source: The Athletic - Matt Schneidman

Green Bay Packers WR Davante Adams (ankle) did not participate Thursday, Nov. 19, in the open portion of the team's practice.

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We'll see what Adams can do at the end of the week. Friday is the day to watch to see what his participation level is in practice.

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4. DET - WR Kenny Golladay did not practice Thursday

Source: DetroitLions.com

Detroit Lions WR Kenny Golladay (hip) did not participate in practice Thursday, Nov. 19.

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Golladay returned to practice on Wednesday but missed Thursday. That's not a good sign for his availability in Week 11.

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5. CAR - QB Teddy Bridgewater unlikely to start

Source: NFL Network - Ian Rapoport and Tom Pelissero

Updating a previous report, Carolina Panthers QB Teddy Bridgewater (knee), who has been limited in practice this week, is unlikely to start Sunday, Nov. 22, against the Detroit Lions, sources are telling NFL Network's Ian Rapoport and Tom Pelissero.

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P.J. Walker and Will Grier have been splitting practice reps and nobody knows who is going to start for the Panthers on Sunday. Walker has some athleticism and may be the starter while Grier started a couple of games last year and looked really bad. Fantasy GMs can avoid these quarterbacks no matter who starts.

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6. DET - QB Matthew Stafford throws at practice

Source: MLive.com - Kyle Meinke

Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford (thumb) on Thursday, Nov. 19, was spotted making 'light' throws in the early portion of practice open to the media.

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The team is confident that Stafford can play in Week 11. The thumb injury is on his throwing hand which makes this an interesting situation for Fantasy GMs to monitor.

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7. CAR - RB Christian McCaffrey still expected to play again this year

Source: The Athletic - Joe Person

Carolina Panthers RB Christian McCaffrey (shoulder) is still expected to play again at some point this season, according to head coach Matt Rhule, who did say, however, that he's unsure when McCaffrey will return from his latest injury.

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There's no telling when McCaffrey will be back from this shoulder injury. In the meantime, Mike Davis will be the lead back for the Panthers.

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8. NE - WR Julian Edelman improving

Source: ESPN.com - Mike Reiss

New England Patriots WR Julian Edelman (knee) has 'progressed in a positive direction,' according to head coach Bill Belichick, who added that Edelman has not suffered any setbacks. Edelman is now eligible to return to practice and open the 21-day window to be activated from the Reserve/Injured list, though Belichick did not indicate how soon they'd take that step.

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Once Edelman can get back to practice, the Patriots will try to accelerate his recovery as much as possible. After this much time missed, it will be all about getting his conditioning where it needs to be.

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9. ATL - WR Calvin Ridley limited again

Source: AtlantaFalcons.com - Will McFadden

Atlanta Falcons WR Calvin Ridley (foot) was limited in practice for a second straight day Thursday, Nov. 19, according to Will McFadden of the team's website.

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It looks like Ridley might be trending in the right direction. We'll see if he can practice fully on Friday and get back out there in Week 11 after having a couple of weeks to recover from this injury.

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10. KC - WR Sammy Watkins set to return

Source: NFL Network - James Palmer

Kansas City Chiefs WR Sammy Watkins (hamstring) is expected to return and play against the Las Vegas Raiders on Sunday, Nov. 22, after being sidelined since Week 5 with a hamstring injury, according to a report from NFL Network's James Palmer on Thursday.

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Watkins return means that Fantasy GMs who pick him up can consider him as a 'what the heck' flex in Week 11.

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11. CAR - RB Mike Davis practices in full

Source: Panthers.com

Carolina Panthers RB Mike Davis (thumb) fully participated in practice Thursday, Nov. 19.

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Davis is going to be the lead back for the Panthers as Christian McCaffrey continues to miss time with a shoulder injury.

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12. DEN - TE Noah Fant spotted at practice

Source: 9News.com - Mike Klis

Denver Broncos TE Noah Fant (ribs) returned to practice Thursday, Nov. 19.

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Fant has not been himself for most of the season. We give him a ton of credit for powering through this ribs injury. Fantasy GMs should consider him a low-end TE1 in Week 11 against the Dolphins.

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13. MIA - RB Matt Breida practices in full

Source: MiamiDolphins.com

Miami Dolphins RB Matt Breida (hamstring) fully participated in practice Thursday, Nov. 19.

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Breida should be back in action for the Dolphins this week. He'll work as a pass-catching back in tandem with Salvon Ahmed against the Broncos on Sunday.

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14. DEN - QB Drew Lock to get Thursday reps

Source: The Denver Post - Ryan O'Halloran

Denver Broncos QB Drew Lock (ribs) will participate in practice Thursday, Nov. 19, according to head coach Vic Fangio . 'We definitely plan on getting him some reps (in team work),' Fangio said.

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We'll see if Lock can play on Sunday against the Dolphins. He's in a lot of pain according to reports and it will come down to how much of that he can tolerate and still perform at an acceptable level. Brett Rypien could get the start for the Broncos if Lock is out.

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15. GB - Allen Lazard a limited participant

Source: Packers.com

Green Bay Packers WR Allen Lazard (core) was limited during practice Thursday, Nov. 19.

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Lazard could be back out there for the Packers this week. They might limit his snaps upon his return in his first game back if he does play. Lazard is a favorite of QB Aaron Rodgers and could cut into Marquez Valdes-Scantling's targets upon his return.

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16. DET - D'Andre Swift added to injury report

Source: DetroitLions.com

Detroit Lions RB D'Andre Swift (concussion) did not participate in practice Thursday, Nov. 19.

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Nobody knows when Swift suffered this concussion but now his availability for Week 11 is very much in question. The Lions would use Adrian Peterson and Kerryon Johnson in tandem if Swift has to miss the game against the Panthers.

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17. DAL - QB Andy Dalton takes part in practice

Source: DallasCowboys.com

Dallas Cowboys QB Andy Dalton (concussion) fully participated in practice Thursday, Nov. 19.

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Dalton is expected to start this week against the Vikings. That means the Cowboys passing game might have a bit more life. They won't perform like they did with Dak Prescott but this could be a slight uptick for guys like Amari Cooper and CeeDee Lamb.

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18. CIN - RB Joe Mixon still a no-go at practice

Source: ESPN.com - Ben Baby

Cincinnati Bengals RB Joe Mixon (foot) did not participate in practice Thursday, Nov. 19.

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The Bengals are likely to be without Mixon for another game. That means Gio Bernard will be the lead back in Week 11. He's got RB2 potential for Fantasy GMs this week against the Washington Football Team.

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19. BAL - TE Luke Willson could be active in Week 11

Source: The Athletic - Jeff Zrebiec

Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh said the team will monitor TE Luke Willson in practice this week to see how he fits in with what they want to do, and then they will make a decision on Saturday, Nov. 21, about whether or not to bring him up for Week 11.

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The Ravens currently have just one healthy tight end on their active roster. Willson could actually see some time with the Ravens this week due to their lack of depth.

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20. HOU - RB Duke Johnson, WR Kenny Stills back at work

Source: Houston Chronicle - Aaron Wilson

Houston Texans RB Duke Johnson (illness) and WR Kenny Stills (back) returned to practice Thursday, Nov. 19.

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Johnson missed practice on Wednesday due to this illness. He's back in action on Thursday and that means Fantasy GMs can consider him a RB2 with upside in Week 11.

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