Jason Pierre-Paul (shoulder) has been ruled out for Week 14.
It's an upgrade for San Diego's passing offense. JPP is the Giants' best defender, even at less than 100 percent. New York will compensate with a rotation of Mathias Kiwanuka and Damontre Moore opposite Justin Tuck.
Brandon Jacobs (knee) is listed as doubtful for Week 14.
Although Jacobs has very little standalone fantasy value, his absence locks in Andre Brown as the Giants' goal-line back. Since returning from short-term I.R. four games ago, Brown is the No. 7 overall fantasy running back, and is a legit RB1 in Sunday's tilt with San Diego. Rotoworld's Pat Daugherty ranks Brown as the No. 9 fantasy back for the first round of the fantasy playoffs. A link to RotoPat's full Week 14 rankings is accessible below.
Ravens coach John Harbaugh said Friday there's a "reasonable" chance Dennis Pitta (hip surgery) plays in Week 14 against Minnesota.
Although Pitta would be limited and not a Week 14 fantasy option, his role could grow enough for Week 15 start-ability if he played well. With very little running game and a receiver corps largely consisting of deep threats, the Ravens' offense has had no sustaining element this season. When healthy, Pitta can bring that. Tight end-desperate fantasy owners should grab him now.
Anthony Fasano (concussion/knee) missed practice again on Friday.
Sean McGrath will be the Chiefs' starting tight end against Washington.
Tony Gonzalez (toe) is listed as questionable for Week 14 against the Packers.
Gonzalez is going to play. He's Rotoworld's No. 7 tight end this week.
The Texans announced Case Keenum will start in Week 15 against the Colts.
Coach Gary Kubiak said after Thursday night's loss to the Jaguars that Matt Schaub was an "unbelievable pro" and would be considered for the starting job for the rest of the season. Kubiak was then fired Friday morning. The 2-11 Texans are in full-blown evaluation mode, and it makes no sense to give Schaub anymore starts. His time is likely done in Houston, as well. Keenum has struggled mightily in recent weeks. He won't be a recommended fantasy option.
Jason Campbell (concussion) has been cleared to start Sunday's Week 14 game against the Patriots.
Campbell practiced each of the past two days after being cleared for exercise earlier in the week. Campbell's reinsertion into the lineup is good news for Josh Gordon owners who were dreading a possible Caleb Hanie or Alex Tanney start. Campbell is Rotoworld's No. 26 fantasy QB this week.
Texans fired head coach Gary Kubiak.
SI's Peter King was the first to mention Kubiak could be getting the ax on Friday. The Texans started the season 2-0, but they've dropped 11 consecutive games and hold the league's worst record. Kubiak signed an extension last year, and the team got off to an 11-1 start before collapsing down the stretch. That carried over into 2013, and Kubiak's offense showed very little creativity. The team has also dealt with injuries to key players. Kubiak was hired prior to the 2006 season. He amassed a 61-64 record, which includes his 2-2 mark in the playoffs. Defensive coordinator Wade Phillips will be the interim head coach.