Andre Ellington (knee) participated in Cardinals practice again Friday.
While we wouldn't be overly comfortable using Ellington in a fantasy league as he attempts to play through an injury, his ability to bounce back and practice again after Thursday's return suggests he's squarely on track to play against the Rams. Fellow rookie Stepfan Taylor will go back to the bench after replacing Ellington in the Cards' passing-back role last week.
Michael Floyd (shoulder/ankle) participated in practice again Friday.
The WR2 will be all systems go for Sunday's home clash with the Rams.
Browns DE Desmond Bryant (reserve/NFI list) underwent a cardiac ablation for an irregular heartbeat on Friday.
Bryant is out indefinitely. Per the Mayo Clinic's website, cardiac ablation "works by scarring or destroying tissue in your heart that triggers an abnormal heart rhythm." We're guessing Bryant won't play again this year. If not, he will finish 2013 with 31 tackles and 3.5 sacks. He's been an elite run defender.
Santonio Holmes (hamstring) practiced again on Friday.
Holmes will be active Sunday against the Raiders, but his in-game workload is likely to be limited. He's be an extreme stretch as a fantasy WR3.
Jeremy Kerley (elbow) participated in Jets practice again Friday.
Not that we expect Kerley to "save" Geno Smith, but the rookie QB has fallen off of a cliff ever since Kerley's elbow dislocation. So his return can only help. Kerley will play against Oakland. He just won't be a fantasy option.
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.