Le'Veon Bell has gained 38.14 percent of the Steelers' yards since his return from suspension.
His share of total offense is more than a percentage point higher than David Johnson's share in Arizona. Bell has 589 total yards in just four games and is on pace for over 1,900 total yards despite missing three games due to suspension. He is already tied for fourth among running backs in total targets. Bell will be a locked in top-two option the rest of the way.
Giants FS Darian Thompson (foot) is expected back following the team's Week 8 bye.
Thompson has been sidelined since injuring his foot against the Saints Week 2. The Giants' secondary has been banged up all season, but S Nat Berhe (concussion) should also return after the bye while CBs Eli Apple and Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie are getting close to full health.
Both Bryce Petty and Christian Hackenberg received backup reps this week in practice.
Petty and Hackenberg are competing for the backup job with Geno Smith (knee) on injured reserve. Petty should eventually win the competition, but the fact he even has to compete with someone as woefully unprepared as Hackenberg says something about how the Jets view him. Ryan Fitzpatrick should remain the starter for as long as the Jets are mathematically eligible for the playoffs.
Saints coach Sean Payton said LT Terron Armstead (knee) is "day to day."
Armstead was not able to practice Wednesday, but Payton suggested he could get in some work Thursday. Armstead has played in just three games this season due to injury.
ESPN's Adam Schefter reports C.J. Anderson did not tear his ACL.
Schefter reports the Broncos are expected to update Anderson's status today. He is still expected to miss a few weeks with a bone bruise, but this report suggests he has avoided a season-ending injury. Devontae Booker will be the workhorse while Anderson is sidelined. The rookie is a top-five option at running back this week.
Dolphins coach Adam Gase said the team needs to "monitor" Jay Ajayi's workload.
"When you run the style that he's running right now," Gase said, "over time that's going to take a little bit of a toll, so we just have to make sure we monitor [him] throughout the game." Ajayi has a whopping 54 carries the last two games after totaling just 49 as a rookie. That workload will certainly decrease, but Ajayi should remain a 20-touch back on a team with little else in the backfield following Arian Foster's retirement.
Cam Newton said he plans to keep running despite the concussion he suffered Week 4.
"My edge is running the football inside the tackles," Newton said. "That's going to forever be my edge in this league." Newton only had two rushing attempts in his first game back against the Saints, but he did score a game-tying touchdown from two yards out. Those rushing touchdowns are what make Newton a special fantasy player, and it does not look like they are going away.
Packers coach Mike McCarthy said Knile Davis is "part of the game plan" this week.
"He's a natural football player, someone that's played a lot of football, was successful obviously in college and he's been in the league," McCarthy said. "He's very bright. He's making progress." Davis could play more than the five snaps he saw against the Bears, but the Packers should continue to rely on Ty Montgomery as their primary back in a pass-heavy attack. That makes Davis tough to trust even in a week with six teams on bye.