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Coach Mike McCarthy named Matt Flynn the Packers' Week 13 starter for Thursday's game against the Lions.

Aaron Rodgers (collarbone) has been ruled out. He participated in some individual drills this week but was never expected to be cleared in time on the short week. Flynn has been getting all of the first-team reps and will be backed up by Scott Tolzien. The last time Flynn faced the Lions, in Week 17 of 2011, he torched them for six touchdowns and 480 yards through the air. He's obviously not going to post those numbers again, but he'll be a decent plug-and-play QB2 option for Week 13. Look for Rodgers to possibly return in Week 14.
Wed, Nov 27, 2013 01:31:00 PM

Coach Ben McAdoo said Monday the Giants will use a "committee" to replace Shane Vereen (torn triceps).

Early-down grinder Orleans Darkwa and passing-game specialist Bobby Rainey are expected to see the biggest bumps in playing time, at least until Rashad Jennings (thumb) comes back. Rookie Paul Perkins has been strictly a special teamer. Darkwa is expected to start against the Vikings in Week 4 if Jennings isn't ready. The Giants have a brutal forthcoming schedule from a run-defense standpoint (@ MIN, @ GB, vs. BAL, vs. LAR, vs. PHI, vs. CIN).
Sep 26 - 3:43 PM

Coach Mike Zimmer said Monday that first-round pick Laquon Treadwell isn't playing because "he's still thinking too much."

Treadwell was a healthy scratch in Week 3, even with Charles Johnson struggling mightily. Zimmer did praise Treadwell for having a "good attitude" while riding the bench. Current X receiver Johnson has just 20 receiving yards on ten targets through three games, and was held catch-less in Sunday's win over Carolina. It's only a matter of time before Treadwell supplants him.
Sep 26 - 3:26 PM

Bengals coach Marvin Lewis believes Tyler Eifert (ankle) is "close" to returning.

Eifert got in some limited practices last week, suggesting he could indeed be ready for Thursday's game against the Dolphins. Lewis has already said Eifert will probably be on a snap count as he first comes back. Eifert will be a touchdown-dependent, low-end TE1 if he suits up for Thursday Night Football.
Sep 26 - 3:20 PM

Michael Floyd is in the league's concussion protocol.

Floyd was evaluated and cleared on Sunday, but had a headache on Monday. It's bad news for a player off to a slow start. Floyd's status will be updated no later than Wednesday, when the Cardinals issue their first Week 4 injury report. An absence against the Rams would create a big opening for John Brown, who is off to a shaky start after concussion issues of his own.
Sep 26 - 3:19 PM

Speaking Monday, 49ers coach Chip Kelly hinted Colin Kaepernick could become the team's starter once he's back to full health.

"I don’t think he’s 100 percent right now so that’s why he’s our No. 2," Kelly said. Kelly hinted change could come once Kap is "full-go." Blaine Gabbert has predictably been setting the quarterback position back decades as Kelly's starter. He's averaging 177 passing yards and has four total touchdowns. His rate stats are abysmal. Kap's game was in full-on collapse last season, but he deserves a shot to be a dual-threat in Kelly's run-heavy offense. It's starting to look like a matter of when, not if, Kap gets a chance to supplant Gabbert.
Sep 26 - 3:13 PM

NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reports there is "optimism" Rashad Jennings (thumb) returns for Week 4.

There's optimism and urgency, as the Giants' unsettled backfield has lost Shane Vereen (triceps) for the season. Jennings was a surprising scratch on Sunday, so we'd still consider his status far from certain. He's unsure of his ability to contribute in the passing game, something that will be even more of a necessity with Vereen out. The Giants will issue their first injury report on Thursday.
Sep 26 - 2:30 PM

NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reports Jeremy Langford has been diagnosed with a sprained ankle.

There were worries Langford could be dealing with an Achilles' issue after he was carted off Sunday evening, but he's dealing with merely a sprain. It's still likely of the "high" variety, and to cost Langford multiple games. Langford's absence is going to create an opening for rookie Jordan Howard to burst through. Howard needs to be added in all formats.
Sep 26 - 1:49 PM

Speaking Monday, Chiefs coach Andy Reid said "there's a chance" Jamaal Charles (knee) returns for Week 4.

It's basically what Reid's been saying for weeks. We'd bet on Charles missing his fourth straight game, and for Spencer Ware to once again carry the mail in Kansas City's backfield. Charles' status will be updated no later than Wednesday.
Sep 26 - 1:22 PM

The Union-Tribune San Diego reports Antonio Gates (hamstring) "wasn't close" to suiting up against the Colts, and will likely miss another game.



RotoGrinders.com Daily Slant: With Hunter Henry still priced at the minimum in a dream match-up with the Saints, he's a great value target in DFS for Week 4. The Saints allowed more FPPG to TEs than the highest scorer at the position, Rob Gronkowski, averaged last season, so it's hard not to get excited about Henry's potential $/point value in what is expected to be one of the highest scoring games of the weekend. Fire him up confidently assuming Gates needs another week of rest.
Sep 26 - 1:17 PM

Shane Vereen will miss the rest of the season with a triceps injury.

This is a shocking development after Vereen played over half the snaps and saw 13 touches Week 3 against the Redskins. It is unclear when the injury occurred. With Vereen out and Rashad Jennings (thumb) questionable, Orleans Darkwa is a must-add in every league. Bobby Rainey and rookie Paul Perkins deserve looks as well in deeper formats.
Sep 26 - 1:11 PM

Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said Thomas Rawls (fibula) will miss multiple weeks.

Carroll said Rawls' injury is "a little worse than we thought." NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports Rawls has a hairline fracture. After taking a shockingly long time to recover from the ankle injury which ended his 2015 campaign, it is not a given Rawls will return anytime soon. Christine Michael is locked in as the No. 1 back in Seattle. He will be a solid RB1 even in a tough matchup with the Jets.
Sep 26 - 12:50 PM




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