Kendall Wright (ankle) was upgraded to "full" in Thursday's practice.
It's the same routine Wright has been following for weeks. The target monster is a borderline WR2 in standard leagues, and high-end WR2 in PPR formats. Very few players should be in position to bench Wright for the first week of the fantasy playoffs.
Speaking Thursday, Vikings coach Leslie Frazier said TE Kyle Rudolph (foot) "hasn't made as much progress as originally (hoped)."
Rudolph isn't practicing this week, and isn't close to a return. With only four games remaining, it's quite possible he's sent to injured reserve. Rudolph shouldn't be owned in re-draft leagues.
Chiefs RT Eric Fisher (shoulder) has been removed from the injury report.
Fisher was active for Week 13, but didn't start. With LT Branden Albert (knee) looking shaky, at best, for Week 14, however, the No. 1 overall pick of April's draft will be back in the starting lineup. Fisher is expected to remain at right tackle, with Donald Stephenson manning the blindside.
Anthony Fasano (concussion, knee) remained out of Chiefs practice Thursday.
Fasano will most likely be out for Sunday's game against the Redskins, leaving starting tight end duties to Sean McGrath. McGrath filled in ably for Fasano earlier this season, but is barely on the TE2 radar.
Shane Vereen (wrist) is practicing in full for Week 14.
The only Patriots' running back who can be trusted for Week 14, Vereen is a mid-range RB2 in standard leagues, and borderline RB1 in PPR formats.
Danny Amendola (groin) is practicing in full for Week 14.
Amendola has been losing time to Julian Edelman in the slot, but could get back in the WR3 conversation if Kenbrell Thompkins (hip) can't go. Amendola saw an increase in snaps after Thompkins went down in Week 13.
Rob Gronkowski (back, forearm, hamstring) remained limited in Thursday's practice.
Fantasy's No. 1 overall tight end is in no danger of missing Sunday's game.
Kenbrell Thompkins (hip) remained limited in Thursday's practice.
The "limited" tag isn't very telling, as coach Bill Belichick both plays and sits out players who get in "limited" weeks of practice. Our guess would be that Thompkins is trending toward not playing, but it's only a guess. His status will be updated on Friday. For now, owners can't be counting on Thompkins as a WR4. New England/Cleveland kicks off at 1PM ET Sunday.