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GM Martin Mayhew says Jahvid Best (concussions) is not participating in the offseason program right now.

This comes as no surprise. Best has repeatedly said that he plans to play football again, but the odds are against him ever being cleared medically. The Lions may consider shelving Best on PUP for a second-straight season. He has two years left on his contract.
Thu, Apr 18, 2013 01:35:00 PM

A source tells rtv6 in Indy that Reggie Wayne (elbow) could miss 1-2 games.

Source: rtv6.com
Oct 21 - 10:31 AM

Reggie Bush (ankle) said he will play in Sunday's game against the Falcons in London.

Bush barely played in the second half of the Week 7 win over the Saints because his ankle was bothering him. He admits that he's still not 100 percent, but insists he now feels "fine." The Lions could use Bush on only a limited package of plays, especially if they get a big lead on the hapless Falcons. Joique Bell will be the far superior fantasy play.
Source: MLive.com
Oct 21 - 10:23 AM

Terrance West was benched after failing to pick up a first down on a pair of second-quarter carries in Sunday's loss at Jacksonville.

West was actually playing ahead of Isaiah Crowell to open the game. He had room to run in both critical short-yardage situations, but tried to do too much. "I missed it," he said. "Wish I could get it back. ... I know I've got limited reps. So I know when I'm in a game, I'm trying to get a big play." On Monday, coach Mike Pettine lamented trying to get three running backs into the rotations. We wouldn't be surprised if West goes back to healthy scratch status this week, leaving Crowell to pick up all the work behind Ben Tate against the Raiders.
Oct 21 - 9:45 AM

According to NFL Network, Pierre Thomas (shoulder) will miss 2-3 weeks.

Thomas, currently third on the Saints in both catches and rush attempts, sustained the injury during Sunday's narrow loss at Detroit. The earliest he'll return is likely Week 10, as the Saints play on Thursday night in Week 9. It opens up a nice window for Khiry Robinson to get a bump in snaps and Travaris Cadet to get on the PPR radar. Cadet's role was expanding a bit even before Thomas' injury, as he has 15-129-1 through the air over the last three weeks while exclusively playing in the pass game.
Oct 21 - 8:22 AM

Arian Foster rushed for 102 yards on 20 carries in the Texans' 30-23, Week 7 loss to the Steelers on Monday night, adding four catches for 13 yards and one touchdown.

Foster got off to a blazing start, rushing for 59 yards on the Texans' 94-yard opening touchdown drive, but was vultured by Alfred Blue for the 11-yard touchdown catch to cap it off. The wheels then fell off the Texans later in the half, and they never recovered. Foster was part of the problem, as he lost a fumble at his own three-yard line, setting up Le'Veon Bell's easy TD. Foster gave fantasy owners a scare on the third series of the game when he appeared to twist his knee while getting bent backward on a tackle. He shook it off and remained in the game. His score came from one yard out late in the fourth quarter. A locked-in RB1 any week he plays, Foster gets a date with the Titans in Week 8.
Oct 20 - 11:47 PM

Le'Veon Bell rushed for 57 yards on 12 carries in the Steelers' 30-23, Week 7 win over the Texans on Monday night, adding eight catches for 88 yards and one touchdown.

Bell didn't see nearly enough work as a runner, with OC Todd Haley opting to give nine carries to LeGarrette Blount and Dri Archer. But Bell more than made up for it in the pass game. His big gain was a 43-yard catch-and-run on a third down in the first half when he ran right past ILB Brian Cushing, who appears to be a shell of his former self after season-ending injuries. Bell was then left wide open right before the half for a two-yard touchdown grab. It was his first score since Week 1. A legit RB1, Bell and the Steelers host the Colts next week.
Oct 20 - 11:39 PM

Jadeveon Clowney (knee) is inactive for Monday night's Week 7 game against the Steelers.

Clowney's lateral agility wasn't where the Texans wanted it to be in pre-game warmups. He's been out since undergoing knee surgery after Week 1. Whitney Mercilus is filling in. Also inactive for the Texans are QB Tom Savage, CB Jumal Rolle, CB Josh Aubrey, CB Darryl Morris, OT Jeff Adams, and WR DeVier Posey.
Oct 20 - 7:09 PM

Coach Mike Pettine said the Browns "briefly" considered benching Brian Hoyer in favor of Johnny Manziel in Cleveland's 24-6 loss to Jacksonville.

How could they not have thought about it? Hoyer dropped the worst game of his career on the Jaguars, going 16-of-41 passing, turning it over twice, and taking three sacks. He missed a number of throws. "It was discussed briefly, but it was a situation where we still wanted to at least try to end the game with Brian on a positive note,'' Pettine said. Pettine went on to say Hoyer is "firmly our starter," but that's hard to believe. Once you start thinking about going to the backup, it's just a matter of time. Hoyer can't afford to lose to the 0-6 Raiders.
Oct 20 - 7:00 PM

Rams waived WR Austin Pettis.

Pettis wasn't a bad player for St. Louis, but it's obviously too early for the Rams to admit their mistake on Tavon Austin, and Stedman Bailey deserves more playing time at slot receiver. As Pettis is a somewhat useful possession target with red-zone chops and a cheap salary, he may very well get claimed.
Oct 20 - 5:38 PM

Coach Jay Gruden announced Monday he is planning to start Colt McCoy at quarterback in Week 8 against the Cowboys.

NBC's Dianna Marie Russini passes along that Robert Griffin III (ankle) "has been medically cleared to add to his workload," but the plan for now is to give McCoy the nod. After facing the Cowboys, the Redskins will play the Vikings in Week 9. That seems like Griffin's earliest-possible return date. In a home game against noodle-armed career journeyman backup McCoy, Dallas' fantasy defense will be worth a look as a Week 8 streamer.
Oct 20 - 4:44 PM

Rashad Jennings (knee) said Monday he's "hopeful" he can return after the Giants' Week 8 bye, and will begin running this week.

Jennings claims he's "right on track" and considers himself "day to day." As Andre Williams had something of a limiting effect on New York's offense while serving as feature back, and is only averaging 3.15 YPC on the season, Jennings should return as the Giants' clear-lead runner. It's worth noting Jennings wasn't 100 percent committal when discussing a Week 9 return. In 12- and 14-team leagues, Williams is worth holding through New York's bye in case Jennings suffers a setback. He's a 29 1/2-year-old running back dealing with a multi-week MCL sprain.
Oct 20 - 3:52 PM




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