Shaun Draughn played 56-of-56 snaps Week 12 against the Cardinals.
Draughn has now missed just five snaps the last two games and has every backfield touch over that span. Draughn has looked surprisingly good in his every-down role, and he should remain the clear lead back as long as Carlos Hyde (foot) is out. He needs to be owned in most leagues.
Gary Barnidge has been more successful this season when Josh McCown is the starting quarterback.
Barnidge had 36 catches and six touchdowns in the six games McCown played at least half the snaps and just 12 catches and one touchdown in four games with Johnny Manziel as the primary quarterback. With McCown back under center for likely the rest of the season, Barnidge has a great chance to finish off his breakout year strong. He will remain a top-end TE1 the rest of the way.
Kendall Wright played just 34-of-62 snaps in his return from a sprained MCL.
Wright still saw seven targets despite the limited playing time, but he turned those looks into just two catches for 19 yards. The Titans are desperate for weapons for Marcus Mariota, and Wright should be playing most of the snaps if he is anywhere near 100 percent. He needs to be more involved moving forward.
Michael Floyd played 51-of-80 snaps in his return from a hamstring injury.
It was not a full complement of snaps, but Floyd did not look limited when on the field and did not appear to suffer a setback. He should be ready for a full workload next week against the Rams.
Andre Ellington suffered a toe injury Week 12 against the 49ers.
GM Steve Keim called Ellington "day to day," but said the team should know more after a Monday MRI. Chris Johnson is also "day to day" with a bone bruise in his knee. Rookie David Johnson could serve as the lead back this week against the Rams.
Cardinals GM Steve Keim said Chris Johnson suffered a bone bruise in his knee Week 12 against the 49ers.
Keim said the team will know more following a Monday MRI, but called Johnson "day to day." It is good news after Johnson took a helmet to the knee in the third quarter Sunday. Andre Ellington is also "day to day" with a toe injury, meaning rookie David Johnson could start this week against the Rams.
Jaguars coach Gus Bradley said the team needs to get T.J. Yeldon more opportunities in the red zone.
"I think that's something we've got to work on, is getting him the ball," Blake Bortles agreed. "When the guys are dropping eight and rushing three, it's hard to find holes. To give T.J. the ball and let him take off is something we're going to implement." Everyone seems to agree Yeldon needs the ball more in scoring areas, but that has been the case all season and we have yet to see a change. Jacksonville has been terrible in the red zone for the last five years, but now they have the personnel to at least be average in the scoring areas. Giving the ball to Yeldon would be a good first step.
Devin Hester (toe, IR/recall) has been cleared to play this week against Tampa Bay.
Atlanta should activate Hester from injured reserve-designated to return this week. He will be nothing but a situational player, but Hester could provide a big play or two for an offense in need.