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Lions sign WR T.J. Jones

Saturday, December 3, 2016, 6:32pm

Detroit Free Press - [Full Article]

With leading receiver Marvin Jones battling a thigh injury that could keep him out of Sunday's game against the New Orleans Saints, the Detroit Lions signed wide receiver TJ Jones off the practice squad today.

Fantasy Impact:

Marvin Jones was limited in practice all week and listed as questionable on the injury report after moved cautiously while taking sporadic reps during the open portion of practice Friday. He leads the Lions with 730 yards receiving on 42 catches, but has had a quiet November with just six catches in three games.

Steelers sign K Randy Bullock

Saturday, December 3, 2016, 6:25pm

The Times - [Full Article]

On Saturday, the Steelers were dealt a little bit of adversity when Chris Boswell was placed on the questionable list with an abdominal injury. If he can’t go Sunday against the New York Giants, the Steelers will turn to journeyman Randy Bullock who was signed as a free agent.

Bullock, who has spent six years in the league with Houston, the New York Jets and Giants, has made 80.6 percent of his field goals (73 of 95) and 95.7 percent of extra points (90 of 94). His career long is 55 yards.

Pats TE Rob Gronkowski (back) officially placed on IR

Saturday, December 3, 2016, 6:22pm - [Full Article]

The New England Patriots have officially placed TE Rob Gronkowski on the injured reserve list, ending his 2016 season.

Gronkowski underwent back surgery Friday, and shared an Instagram video of the early stages of his rehab.

Related players: Martellus Bennett, Matt Lengel

Fantasy Impact:

This is the third time in the past five years that Gronkowski's season has ended on injured reserve. The Patriots now proceed forward with Martellus Bennett and Matt Lengel at tight end.

Week 13 MNF Injury Report: Colts QB Andrew Luck, WR T.Y. Hilton, Jets WR Brandon Marshall look on target to play

Saturday, December 3, 2016, 6:17pm

Colts at JETS
(Indianapolis conducted a walk-through on Friday. The Friday practice report is an estimation.)

S Clayton Geathers (neck), LB Robert Mathis (bicep), CB Patrick Robinson (groin)

T Denzelle Good (shoulder), WR T.Y. Hilton (back), DT Hassan Ridgeway (back)

WR Jalin Marshall (concussion), DT Steve McLendon (hamstring), S Calvin Pryor (concussion)

LB Lorenzo Mauldin (ankle)

LB Bruce Carter (quadricep), T Breno Giacomini (back, shoulder), DE Muhammad Wilkerson (ankle), CB Marcus Williams (ankle)

Related Players: Brandon Marshall, Andrew Luck, T.Y. Hilton

Fantasy Impact:

For the Colts, Andrew Luck and T.Y. Hilton practiced fully at the end of the week and look good to go for Monday night. For the Jets, as we reported earlier today, Brandon Marshall isn't on the injury report and was a full go Saturday.

Carroll: RB Thomas Rawls to get ball 'quite a bit' in Week 13

Saturday, December 3, 2016, 3:09pm

ESPN - [Full Article]

Pete Carroll said RB Thomas Rawls didn't look quite right during last week's game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, indicating that he left some yards on the field.

But Rawls was back to practicing fully this week, and Carroll said he expects the second-year back to be busy Sunday night against the Carolina Panthers.

"He’ll get the ball quite a bit in this ballgame, and we will not restrict him at all," Carroll said. "He’s ready to go, and we’ll see how it goes."

Fantasy Impact:

In his first game back from a fibula injury in Week 12, Rawls played 39 snaps. It was more than the team had planned, but C.J. Prosise went down with an injury. The workload took a toll on Rawls' body, given that he hadn't played since Week 2, and the coaches took it easy on him in practice the following week.

Pats Beat: Team to use more 3-WR sets

Saturday, December 3, 2016, 3:05pm

ESPN - [Full Article]

The New England Patriots' Super Bowl hopes have taken a major hit with the news that tight end Rob Gronkowski is set to undergo back surgery on Friday, according to ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.

Multiple-tight end packages will decline: When Gronkowski and fellow tight end Martellus Bennett were both healthy, the Patriots were primarily a two-tight end offense. Consider that entering their Nov. 20 game at San Francisco (in which Gronkowski did not play), the Patriots had run 245 plays with two or more tight ends on the field, which was the second-highest total in the NFL. At that point, Patriots' tight ends led NFL tight ends in receiving yards (1,044) and were tied for second in receiving touchdowns (seven). The Patriots won't stay with that approach without Gronkowski, as the next tight end on the depth chart is Matt Lengel, who has played in one career game. Lengel is more of a blocker, and part of the reason the Patriots leaned so heavily on the two-tight end package with Gronkowski and Bennett is the dual threat they provided -- both are strong blockers and also have receiver-like skills. So this takes away a big part of the way the Patriots like to dictate matchups.

Related players: Malcolm Mitchell, Danny Amendola

Fantasy Impact:

Third receiver becomes a bigger factor, the story said. With the Patriots almost certainly going away from the two-tight end package, this shines a spotlight on the team's third and fourth receivers -- rookie Malcolm Mitchell and Danny Amendola.

WR Brandon Marshall full go for Jets, to play on MNF

Saturday, December 3, 2016, 3:00pm

Andy Vasquez on Twitter - [Full Article]

Jets WR Brandon Marshall (knee foot) participated fully today and not on injury report. Will play vs Indy.

Fantasy Impact:

Marshall didn't practice all week but after being a full go today, he'll play on Monday night and should be a solid start against the Colts.

Chiefs WR Jeremy Maclin to miss Week 13

Saturday, December 3, 2016, 2:54pm

ESPN - [Full Article]

Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Jeremy Maclin will miss his fourth straight game on Sunday because of a groin injury.

Maclin had been listed as questionable against the Falcons on Friday's injury report, but the Chiefs downgraded him to out.

Maclin hasn't played since a Nov. 6 game against the Jaguars, and even then he was in for only a couple of snaps.

Related players: Tyreek Hill

Fantasy Impact:

Even if Maclin played, Tyreek Hill was our preferred play so Hill remains a nice option for lineups.

TE Charles Clay not on Bills team flight

Saturday, December 3, 2016, 2:49pm

Pro Football Talk - [Full Article]

Bills tight end Charles Clay did not travel with the team to Oakland because he’s expecting the birth of his child soon.

Fantasy Impact:

The Bills said Saturday that Clay’s status for Sunday’s game vs. the Raiders is questionable. Clay has started all 11 games for the Bills. He’s caught 36 passes for 323 yards. With Clay’s status uncertain, the Bills promoted tight end Gerald Christian from the practice squad and waived kickoff specialist Jordan Gay.

Friday, December 2, 2016, 6:13pm

Jaguars QB Blake Bortles (right shoulder) took full practice reps all week. Bortles is good to go, but it’s a terrible matchup against the Broncos.

Friday, December 2, 2016, 6:13pm

Patriots QB Tom Brady (knee, questionable) took limited practice reps again Friday and is questionable for Week 13. Brady should continue to play through the knee injury.

Friday, December 2, 2016, 6:13pm

Raiders QB Derek Carr (finger/right hand) took full practice reps all week. Carr is fully expected to face the Bills.

Friday, December 2, 2016, 6:13pm

Bears QB Jay Cutler (right shoulder, out) missed practice all week and is out for Week 13. Cutler is out for the year after undergoing shoulder surgery. Matt Barkley is a Sneaky Start in a great matchup after a surprisingly productive performance last week.

Friday, December 2, 2016, 6:13pm

Jets QB Ryan Fitzpatrick (knee) took full practice reps again Friday. Coming off of a strong outing against New England, Fitzpatrick is a Sneaky Start against the Colts.

Friday, December 2, 2016, 6:13pm

Colts QB Andrew Luck (right shoulder, concussion) took full practice reps on Friday after being limited earlier in the week. Luck should be cleared by Sunday.

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