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The State Attorney's Office has decided not to press assault charges against Maurice Jones-Drew.

A bouncer at the Conch House restaurant in St. Augustine, Fla. alleged that Jones-Drew assaulted him with a sucker punch. Police submitted their findings and surveillance footage to prosecutors, who did not believe there was sufficient evidence. It's a big sigh of relief for Jones-Drew, who is now in no danger of any suspension as he enters a contract year. All attention come training camp will be focused on his foot. Over the weekend, MJD insisted it felt "great."
Tue, Jun 25, 2013 11:13:00 AM

Charles Clay (knee, questionable) did not travel with the team to Oakland because of the expected birth of his child.

Clay was listed as questionable with a knee injury as he has been most of the season, but it looks like he has a real chance to sit out this week because of the birth of his child. The Bills only said, "His game status remains questionable." Buffalo promoted TE Gerald Christian on Saturday, suggesting there is at least a chance Clay will sit, but he could certainly join his teammates in Oakland Saturday night or Sunday morning. Either way, he is not a viable fantasy play.
Dec 3 - 1:19 PM

Jeremy Maclin (groin) was downgraded to out for Week 13 against the Falcons.

Maclin appeared on track to return after practicing on a limited basis all week and being listed as questionable on Friday. He was clearly not ready to go coming out of a long injury layoff, however, and did not even make the trip to Atlanta. With Maclin out, Tyreek Hill should once again serve as the No. 1 receiver in a great matchup. He is a WR3 with a ton of upside.
Dec 3 - 11:35 AM

ESPN's Field Yates reports Patriots DT Alan Branch won his appeal of a four-game suspension for violating the substance-abuse policy.

Branch always appeared confident he would win the appeal, but it is still shocking to see him not only cleared but cleared this quickly. The Patriots will not complain, however. A solid run stuffer, New England's already struggling defense could not have afforded to be without Branch.
Dec 3 - 11:19 AM

ESPN's Mike Reiss expects the Patriots to use more three-receiver packages with Rob Gronkowski (back) sidelined.

With just Matt Lengel on the depth chart behind Martellus Bennett, the Patriots will have to rely more on the receivers. That should be great news for rookie Malcolm Mitchell, who has three touchdowns in the last two games but only played 47 percent of the snaps last week. That percentage will likely rise moving forward. Mitchell needs to be stashed in all formats until this situation shakes out.
Source: ESPN
Dec 3 - 10:11 AM

Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said Thomas Rawls will "get the ball quite a bit" Week 13 against the Panthers.

Sore coming out of his first game action since Week 2, Rawls only saw 12 carries in the loss to the Bucs, although game flow was the biggest factor in his lack of touches. Seattle will hope for a better offensive performance at home against the Panthers this week, which will allow them to get Rawls more involved. Even in a very tough matchup, Rawls is a solid RB2.
Source: ESPN
Dec 3 - 9:36 AM

Lions DE Ziggy Ansah said he thinks the ankle injury he suffered Week 2 will hamper him "all year."

Coming off 14.5 sacks last season, Ansah has zero takedowns in eight games this year. His ankle certainly has something to do with the decreased production. The sacks have not been there, but Ansah does have 10 hurries in the last five games according to PFF and almost had a strip sack on Thanksgiving. Those hurries should turn into takedowns eventually.
Dec 2 - 6:44 PM

Michael Crabtree (ankle) is questionable for Week 13 against the Bills.

Crabtree was limited at all three practices this week. Coming off a 100-yard game in Week 12, Crabtree should be a solid WR2 for Sunday's home game against Buffalo.
Dec 2 - 4:36 PM

Latavius Murray (ankle) is questionable for Week 13 against the Bills.

Murray should be ready to roll against Buffalo after putting in a limited week of practice. Despite ranking only 23rd in the league in carries, Murray is tied for fourth with nine rushing touchdowns this season. He'll be in the RB2 mix this week.
Dec 2 - 4:32 PM

Martellus Bennett (ankle, shoulder) is questionable for Week 13 against the Rams.

Bennett isn't 100 percent or probably anywhere close to it, but he'll give it a go this week with Rob Gronkowski (back) on the shelf. Even at less than full strength, Bennett should see enough targets to warrant TE1 consideration in a good matchup against the struggling Rams.

RotoGrinders.com Daily Slant: After burning his DFS owners in recent weeks, this is a great spot to get a high-upside option at a low ownership percentage. Our projected ownership page has him at 3% in GPPs, and with Gronk out for awhile, Bennett should be at least 5-8 times as popular. He's been a disappointment in the last two games, but should see an uptick in targets in Week 13. Los Angeles has allowed the 10th most TDs per game to TEs on the year. The TE spot isn't that deep this week, especially on the high end, so saving cap here is recommended.
Dec 2 - 4:24 PM

Julian Edelman (foot) is questionable for Week 13 against the Rams.

Edelman has been a limited participant at practice the last two days. He'll be good to go on Sunday and should see a monster workload with Rob Gronkowski recovering from back surgery. Edelman has put himself back in the WR1 conversation.
Dec 2 - 4:20 PM

Tom Brady (knee) is questionable for Week 13 against the Rams.

Brady sat out Wednesday's session but practiced on a limited basis on Thursday and Friday. He's in no danger of missing Week 13. Even without Rob Gronkowski (back) Brady will be an elite QB1 against a Rams team that gave up 49 points to the Saints last week.
Dec 2 - 4:14 PM




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