Eric Decker (hip surgery, shoulder surgery) is not worried about missing time in 2017.
Coach Todd Bowles said Decker making it back in time for 2017 would be "close," but the receiver thinks he will be ready. "I'm not worried about missing any time next year," Decker said. "I'll be fine by the start of next year." Decker is unable to undergo surgery on his shoulder until he is off crutches from his hip operation. Even if he is ready for Week 1, Decker should spend most of next year's camp on the sidelines.
ESPN Ravens reporter Jamison Hensley expects Joe Flacco (shoulder, questionable) to be active Week 7 against the Jets after the Ravens failed to add a quarterback Saturday.
He is fully expected to start after getting in a full practice Friday, and Hensley said he "showed no effects" from the injury in the session. Flacco has flubbed plenty of good matchups this season, but he should find success against the Jets. He is a fine streaming option.
Ravens placed S Kendrick Lewis on injured reserve with a thigh injury.
Lorenzo Taliaferro was activated from the PUP to take Lewis' spot on the roster. Lewis suffered a thigh injury which was apparently significant in Thursday's practice. A reserve who has played just 17 defensive snaps this season, Lewis should stick on IR the rest of the season.
Ravens activated RB Lorenzo Taliaferro (foot) from the PUP list.
Taliaferro is expected to play Sunday, which could relegate Buck Allen back to the inactive list. Either way, Terrance West has established himself as the clear starter in Baltimore. Taliaferro is not worth adding in any format.
Titans second-round OLB Kevin Dodd was added to the injury report as questionable with a foot injury.
It is concerning after Dodd underwent "preventative" surgery on his right foot in May. It is unclear if this injury is to the same foot, but the timing of his addition to the injury report suggests he suffered a setback Friday. Dodd has one sack in 137 snaps this season.
With Jordan Reed (concussion) out, Vernon Davis is expected to start.
Davis started in a tough matchup against the Eagles last week, managing 50 yards and a touchdown on four targets while playing 97.3 percent of the snaps. He should have a much easier time this week with the Lions, who have given up a league-worst seven touchdowns to tight ends already this season. Davis is a great streaming option and DFS play.
NJ Advance Media's Darryl Slater expects Jets sophomore QB Bryce Petty to make starts this season.
Slater expects the Jets to roll with Geno Smith until they are officially eliminated from the playoffs, but then he believes Petty will get his shot. With both Smith and Ryan Fitzpatrick headed to free agency, the Jets need to see what they have in Petty and perhaps second-round rookie Christian Hackenberg. Petty is not a bad stash in deep two-QB leagues.
Jets WR Devin Smith (knee, PUP) returned to practice Wednesday.
The practice starts the 21-day clock for his return, and it is likely he uses most of that time to get back in game shape after tearing his ACL last December. With Eric Decker out for the season and a bunch of UDFA rookies behind Brandon Marshall and Quincy Enunwa, Smith should have a role when he returns, especially with the Jets likely to call more deep shots now that Geno Smith is starting. Still, he is not worth a stash in standard-sized leagues.