Bills coach Rex Ryan said he's "not real sure" about LeSean McCoy's availability for Week 8 against the Patriots.
Rather than giving him time to heal, the Bills foolishly allowed McCoy to play last week against Miami. He was ineffective before aggravating his hamstring and missing most of the second half. We're guessing the Bills will do the right thing and have Shady sit out this week. If that happens, Mike Gillislee would handle the lion's share of Buffalo's backfield work on Sunday.
NBC Denver reports C.J. Anderson's injury is a "significant" right meniscus tear, but that there is "hope" he'll be ready for the playoffs.
The Broncos won't learn the full extent of Anderson's injury until he goes under the knife Thursday. It's quite possible the surgeon discovers something that keeps him out for the rest of the 2016 season. Devontae Booker slides in as an immediate RB1, with Kapri Bibbs becoming the new handcuff in Denver.
Bills coach Rex Ryan said S Aaron Williams' head/neck issue could be a long-term injury.
He was hospitalized Sunday after getting injured on an illegal hit by Dolphins receiver Jarvis Landry. Williams missed most of last season with a serious neck injury and suffered a concussion on a frightening collision during training camp. It sounds like he could be in for another lengthy absence.
Bilal Powell (turf toe) was officially limited in Thursday's return to practice.
Powell could have just been testing his foot out, but he's now on track to suit up against the Browns. The Browns have one of the league's very worst defenses. Powell could be in for 8-10 touches if he's ready to go.
Brandon Marshall (foot) returned to Jets practice Thursday, getting in a limited session.
Marshall should be good to go against the Browns. He'll be a high-end WR1 against one of the league's worst defenses.
Browns coach Hue Jackson expects Josh McCown to be the team's starting quarterback against the Jets.
Cody Kessler seems unlikely to get cleared from his concussion, paving the way for McCown's return. It will probably be a one-off, as Jackson seems intent on developing Kessler. McCown will have some QB2 streamer appeal against the Jets' burnable defense, but doesn't have many weapons to work with.
Robert Woods (foot) was "very limited" in Thursday's practice.
The word comes straight from coach Rex Ryan. Woods is looking no better than 50-50 to return against the Patriots. If Woods does suit up, he'll be a bottom-barrel WR4.
Matt Forte (knee) didn't practice on Thursday.
There's no need to be alarmed. Coach Todd Bowles said Forte only sat out because the team was practicing inside on turf. He should be back out there Friday, assuming the weather in Northern New Jersey cooperates. Forte will be a borderline RB1 this week in an appealing matchup with Cleveland.