NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports USC "still maintains interest" in Chip Kelly and will likely "touch base" with him after the season.
According to Rapsheet, Kelly is starting to realize that his days in Philadelphia might be numbered. He was reportedly "despondent" after Thursday's meltdown against the Lions and "understands that his back is against the wall." Kelly went maverick this offseason by orchestrating a number of bold trades and signings. The results have been disappointing to say the least as the Eagles are now 4-7 and a longshot to make the playoffs.
According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, the Rams will not be penalized for mishandling Case Keenum's concussion last week against the Ravens.
Keenum was somehow cleared to continue after taking a crushing blow from Timmy Jernigan late in the fourth quarter. He fumbled on the next play. The league responded by getting all 32 teams on the phone for a mandatory conference call on Tuesday night to go over player safety. It's unclear why the Rams are getting a free pass here, but it's safe to say there will be consequences the next time a team fails to diagnose an obvious concussion like the one Keenum suffered last week.
There have been conflicting reports on Charcandrick West's status for Sunday's game against the Bills.
ESPN's Adam Schefter reported the Chiefs had already ruled him out while NFL Network's Ian Rapoport said West's hamstring is "rapidly improving" and that Kansas City considers him a game-time decision. Either way, it looks like West is on the doubtful side of questionable. Spencer Ware got all the first-team reps at practice this week and will get the start when and if West is officially ruled out.
ESPN's Adam Schefter reports Travis Kelce (ankle, questionable) will play Sunday against the Bills.
The Chiefs slapped Kelce with the questionable tag after he suffered a minor ankle injury at Friday's practice. He'll play through the pain Sunday in a game featuring two teams fighting for their playoff lives. Kelce has really only had one monster fantasy game this year, but his steady workload has allowed him to maintain his place as an upper echelon TE1.
ESPN's Adam Schefter reports Michael Floyd (hamstring, questionable) is expected to play Sunday against the 49ers.
For the first time in a few weeks, Carson Palmer will have his full complement of weapons. Floyd has scored a touchdown in four straight games with at least 50 yards in each of those contests. He'll have to compete with Larry Fitzgerald and John Brown for targets but Floyd still makes sense as a WR3.
According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, Rishard Matthews (illness, questionable) is expected to play Sunday against the Jets.
Matthews showed up on the injury report late in the week after coming down with an illness. His status was never in real danger. He's coming off a dismal game against the Cowboys in Week 11 but still leads the Dolphins with 662 receiving yards and four touchdowns this year. Pencil Matthews in as a back-end WR3.
ESPN's Adam Schefter reports Jarvis Landry (knee, questionable) is expected to play Sunday against the Jets.
So is teammate Rishard Matthews (illness). Ryan Tannehill should be able to exploit the Jets' secondary with Marcus Williams filling in for Darrelle Revis (concussion). Landry will be on the WR2/3 borderline for Sunday's divisional matchup.
The Oakland defense has surrendered 189.0 rushing yards and 28.7 points per game over the last three weeks.
The brutal defensive performances have continued a season-long trend for Oakland and leave the Raiders D/ST miles from the fantasy radar. Week 12 will see Oakland travel to Tennessee, where the Raiders D/ST will not be a recommended fantasy option.