Falcons coach Mike Smith said Friday he is "confident" Roddy White (ankle, questionable) will play Sunday against the Cardinals despite missing every practice session this week.
It does look like White will be out there against the Cardinals, but in the past Roddy has cautioned against starting him in fantasy leagues when he's unable to practice. "He did work with our (athletic performance) people today and got good reports on where he was in terms of moving around," said Smith. "I feel confident, still, that he'll play on Sunday." Fantasy owners have a tough decision to make. The matchup won't be easy for White against red-hot LCB Patrick Peterson, and especially not if Roddy is short of full health.
Coach Rex Ryan said Friday he "anticipates" Geno Smith starting at quarterback for the Jets' final five games.
Asked whose decision it was to start Geno, Rex replied, "It's a Jets decision." It was obviously Jets GM John Idzik's decision, as he wants to get more evaluation time on Geno after drafting him in last year's second round. Per beat reporter Manish Mehta, Ryan, OC Marty Mornhinweg, and QBs coach David Lee all believe Michael Vick would give New York a better chance to win.
Jordan Cameron (concussion) is listed as questionable for Week 13 at Buffalo.
Cameron was limited in practice all week. He may have to clear one more hurdle in the NFL's concussion protocol to receive clearance to face Buffalo. If Cameron does play, we wouldn't expect there to be any limitations on his snap count after he missed the previous three games. Despite a disappointing 2014 season, Cameron will reemerge as a fantasy TE1 when he gets the green light.
Davante Adams (heel) is listed as probable for Week 13.
Adams resumed playing over 70 percent of the Packers' offensive snaps in last week's win over Minnesota. He's a crapshoot WR3 option versus New England.
Cecil Shorts (flu) is listed as probable for Week 13.
Shorts is the theoretical No. 1 receiver in Jacksonville's dysfunctional passing game. He's hard to trust in fantasy football leagues at this point.
Jaguars waived WR Mike Brown.
They saw more potential in practice squad callup Tommy Streeter. A former college QB, Brown wasn't making progress in his wide receiver development.
Jaguars promoted WR Tommy Streeter from their practice squad.
Long an interesting prospect based purely on size and speed, Streeter hasn't panned out as an effective on-field player since being selected in the sixth round of the 2012 draft. He'll probably focus on special teams for the Jags.
Larry Fitzgerald (knee) missed practice again on Friday.
Fitz said earlier in the week that he was "highly likely" to play against the Falcons, but it's hard to imagine him being anywhere close to 100 percent even if he suits up. It sounds like Fitzgerald will be a game-time decision.