After speaking with Browns coach Mike Pettine Sunday morning, FOX's Jay Glazer refutes a report that Josh Gordon will be limited to 20-30 snaps in Sunday's game at Atlanta.
Gordon showed up to work this week in far better shape than the Browns expected and "really improved" as practices went on. So although the original plan was 20-30 snaps, we could see last year's leading receiver on the field for way more than that. "We have the full gamut in store for him," Glazer relayed from Pettine. They'll check in with Gordon at halftime and see how he feels. "As long as he can deal with the pounding, we are going to run him and run him and run him." Gordon should be in all season-long lineups.
Jaron Brown is expected to operate as the Cardinals' No. 3 receiver in Sunday's game at Seattle.
Michael Floyd and John Brown will start with Larry Fitzgerald (MCL sprain) not expected to dress. John Brown is Arizona's best fantasy bet at wide receiver against a Seattle defense that historically stymies bigger wideouts. Brown is a promising second-year UDFA out of Clemson. He's worth a Dynasty league stash. The Cardinals are expected to part with Fitzgerald in the offseason.
Bucs declared Charles Sims active for Week 12 against the Bears.
Sims was questionable after being added to the injury report on Thursday. He was limited both Thursday and Friday. With Doug Martin also active, Sims workload is anything but certain. The Bucs backfield is one to avoid Week 12.
ESPN's Chris Mortensen confirmed Emmanuel Sanders (concussion) suffered no setbacks ahead of Sunday's game against the Dolphins.
Listed as probable, Sanders is ready to rock just seven days after a jarring hit from Rams FS Rodney McLeod. He can comfortably be fired up as a WR1.
Jonas Gray is active for Week 12 against the Lions.
So is LeGarrette Blount. Gray is "up" despite missing Friday's practice, but his usage and role are entirely up in the air. It wouldn't be surprising if he got 12-14 carries against Detroit. It wouldn't be surprising, either, if he didn't play at all. He's an extremely volatile Week 12 fantasy start.
Jarius Wright is active for Week 12 against the Packers.
With both Wright and Greg Jennings active, Charles Johnson figures to remain in his No. 4 receiver role despite last week's mini-breakout.
ESPN's Adam Schefter said on Sunday NFL Countdown that Dan "Boom" Herron is a guy to watch "today and moving forward" in the Colts' backfield.
Herron was a preseson darling, rushing for 112 yards on 22 carries and catching 11 passes for 55 yards and one touchdown. He's a downhill, north-south runner. The Colts see the writing on the wall with Trent Richardson; he doesn't hit the hole hard and sometimes doesn't even see the gaping holes in the running game. Richardson will get the first carries Sunday against the Jaguars, but it may not be long before we see Herron. He's a worthy add for the stretch run.
Despite the fact that Gio Bernard is "starting" on Sunday, the Cincinnati Enquirer's Paul Dehner is "still seeing" a 65:35 split in favor of Jeremy Hill against the Texans.
The Bengals know they need both backs fully bought in as they prepare for a playoff push, so they are keeping Gio as the nominal starter, and probably will for the rest of the season. Hill is the better bet for a higher workload after dominating during Bernard's absence. Gio is coming off a hip pointer, the same injury that torpedoed Ray Rice's 2013 season. Hill is an RB2 play with RB1 upside against Houston. Bernard is a dice-roll flex.