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Kevin Acee of the Union-Tribune San Diego believes LT Jared Gaither will not return to the Chargers in 2013.

Acee's column is an opinion piece, but he's also very plugged in after many years on the Chargers beat. Per Acee, Gaither "will not be back" because "he can't be," and "it has been hinted at strongly" by club brass. "I can't even look him in the eye," one veteran Charger said of Gaither, who is believed to have milked injuries in 2012. Said another, "F---ing Gaither. He ----ing cost us big-time." The Chargers would absorb a $6 million cap hit to cut him.
Sat, Jan 5, 2013 03:05:00 PM

Sources tell ESPN's Chris Mortensen that Robert Griffin III will be on a short leash in Sunday's Week 12 game at San Francisco.

Source: ESPN.com
Nov 23 - 11:50 AM

Arian Foster is inactive for Week 12 against the Bengals.

Alfred Blue gets the start in place of Foster. For the second straight week, Blue is a candidate for a lot of volume in a plus matchup. The Texans' Week 12 inactives, in addition to Foster, are CB Kareem Jackson, QB Tom Savage, WR DeVier Posey, S Josh Aubrey, LB Max Bullough, and T Jeff Adams.
Nov 23 - 11:39 AM

Lions declared RB Reggie Bush, DT Nick Fairley, DE Larry Webster, QB Kellen Moore, WR Ryan Broyles, RG Larry Warford, and TE Kellen Davis inactive for Week 12 against the Patriots.

PFT reported Sunday morning that Bush is targeting Thanksgiving against the Bears to make his return. The Lions are smart to hold him out on the Foxboro grass. They will play their next two games on the Ford Field turf.
Nov 23 - 11:35 AM

Giovani Bernard is listed as the Bengals' starting running back for Week 12 against the Texans.

This was expected. Bernard gets veteran deference despite being outplayed by Jeremy Hill all season. Despite Gio getting the technical "start," beat writers anticipate Hill handling more work against Houston. The Bengals' Week 12 inactives are WR Dane Sanzenbacher, RB Rex Burkhead, CB Chris Lewis-Harris, LB Vontaze Burfict, OT Tanner Hawkinson, WR Greg Little, DE Margus Hunt.
Nov 23 - 11:31 AM

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports "it would take a miracle" for Larry Fitzgerald (knee) to play Week 12 against the Seahawks.

Fitzgerald didn't practice at all this week and appears to be on the wrong side of the questionable tag. He's battling a sprained MCL. If Fitzgerald sits, Michael Floyd and John Brown will start at receiver with Jaron Brown filling in as the No. 3. John Brown would make for an interesting play against a Seahawks defense that tends to get burned by smaller, faster receivers.
Nov 23 - 10:15 AM

Isaiah Crowell is listed as the Browns' starting running back for Week 12.

As beat reporter Tony Grossi notes, "we've seen this change before, however." For instance, Ben Tate was listed as the Browns' starter in Week 11. The Browns proceeded to start Crowell and utilize him as a full-on feature back, while Terrance West was the change-of-pace runner and Tate was almost strictly used on third downs. Crowell is the best Week 12 fantasy start in Cleveland's backfield, but there is still plenty of volatility with this situation. Keep in mind the Browns' offensive coordinator is Mike Shanahan's son.
Nov 23 - 10:08 AM

A source tells the Miami Herald that Lamar Miller (knee) will play in Sunday's game at Denver.

Miller's shoulder is not thought to be a real concern anymore, but he did pop up with a knee injury sustained in practice this week. It sounds like nothing to be overly concerned with. Miller was able to practice on a limited basis both Thursday and Friday, and the Herald's sources have been spot on with injuries this season. Owners can pencil Miller in as a low-end RB2 for Sunday's 4:25pm ET start.
Nov 23 - 9:37 AM

The Houston Chronicle's John McClain "would be surprised" if Arian Foster (groin) is able to play Week 12 against the Bengals.

This meshes with other reports throughout the weekend. Foster was unable to practice all week and is expected to miss his second straight game. It'll be the Alfred Blue show once again this week after he racked up 36 carries in Week 11 against the Browns. Expect another heavy workload with Jonathan Grimes pitching in as the change-of-pace. Blue shapes up as a borderline RB1/2.
Nov 23 - 9:24 AM

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports Julius Thomas (ankle) will be "a true game-time decision."

Not even Thomas knows if he'll be playing yet, according to RapSheet. Thomas didn't practice at all this week. If he plays, expect him to be limited against the Dolphins. Owners need to make other plans with the 4:25 PM ET kickoff. Jacob Tamme would start for Thomas, but makes for a weak replacement.
Nov 23 - 9:15 AM

Jonas Gray is expected to be active for Week 12 against the Lions despite oversleeping and missing Friday's practice.

LeGarrette Blount will also be active for the Patriots after being signed earlier in the week. New England will "divvy up" the carries between the two big backs, while Shane Vereen will also play heavy snaps. We're avoiding both Gray and Blount in fantasy against Detroit's stout interior run defense. Vereen is a fine RB2/FLEX option with the Lions allowing backs to catch the ball in space.
Nov 23 - 9:03 AM

ESPN's Adam Schefter was informed by a league source that Josh Gordon will play 20-30 snaps in his Week 12 debut against the Falcons.

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport adds Gordon "will either start or be in quickly" with the Browns rotating him "in and out," yet they're open to playing Gordon more "if he's feeling good." Gordon can do damage on 20-30 snaps, though we might take the over on this. Browns-Falcons could be a shootout, but Cleveland could try and slow the pace by leaning on its run game. It's a volatile situation. Gordon is a must-start in season-long leagues, but is more of a tournament than cash play in DFS.
Nov 23 - 8:54 AM




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