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Thursday, October 30, 2014, 6:15pm

Texans RB Alfred Blue (ankle) took limited practice reps again Thursday.

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Thursday, October 30, 2014, 6:15pm

Texans RB Arian Foster (knee) returned to limited practice reps Thursday after missing Wednesday practice. Foster will be fine for a nice matchup against the Eagles.

Thursday, October 30, 2014, 6:15pm

Eagles RB Darren Sproles (knee) took full practice reps again Thursday. Sproles is expected to return in Week 9 and is a so-so option coming off injury in a mediocre matchup against the Texans.

Thursday, October 30, 2014, 6:15pm

Texans WR Andre Johnson (ankle) returned to limited practice reps Thursday after missing Wednesday practice. ohnson typically rests early in the week. He has a great matchup with a shaky Eagles secondary this week.

Bucs Beat: Team wants to get the ball to WR Mike Evans 'more often'

Wednesday, October 29, 2014, 10:05pm

Buccaneers.com - [Full Article]

If there's one subject that has been met with nothing but positive commentary this week, following the Buccaneers' overtime loss to Minnesota, it's the ever-improving play of Mike Evans, the seventh overall pick in this year's draft. By the raw numbers, Evans has been consistent all season catching at least four passes in each game he's played and usually falling somewhere between 50 and 80 yards per week. But everyone from his quarterback to his coordinator to himself believes that Evans is riding an upward trajectory towards potential stardom.

After Evans caught four passes for 78 yards (and had one other big play erased by a holding penalty back at the line), Head Coach Lovie Smith said in his day-after-game press conference that the Bucs' offense needs to get the ball in Evans' hands more often.

Fantasy Impact:

Evans' per game numbers are very similar to Andre Johnson, who is fantasy football's #28 receiver. Evans has been outproducing Vincent Jackson, who is having a disappointing season.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014, 6:48pm

Texans RB Alfred Blue (ankle) took limited practice reps Wednesday.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014, 6:48pm

Texans RB Arian Foster (knee) did not practice Wednesday. This is probably just a day of rest for Foster, who has been seeing a huge workload on Sundays.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014, 6:48pm

Eagles RB Darren Sproles (knee) practiced fully Wednesday. Sproles is expected to return in Week 9 and is a so-so option coming off injury in a mediocre matchup against the Texans.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014, 6:48pm

Texans WR Andre Johnson (ankle) did not practice Wednesday. Johnson should be fine for a great matchup against the Eagles.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014, 8:32pm

Nashville Tennessean - [Full Article]

The last thing Titans receiver Nate Washington wanted to do was spend his bye week in the training room, but that's what he's faced with over the next week.

Washington suffered an AC joint sprain while making a diving catch in Sunday's loss to the Texans.

"Of course it is still a little sore, but continuing to work with the trainers and coaches, I'll be OK,'' Washington said.

Washington landed on his shoulder while making a 43-yard catch in the second half. It was a highlight-reel catch, but Washington said he wouldn't rate it as one of the top five of his career.

Fantasy Impact:

The story said that he's feeling better, but he'll need to work to get himself ready for the second half of the season. If Washington misses time, or is limited, it would likely lead to more snaps for Justin Hunter.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014, 8:25pm

ESPN - [Full Article]

The number of passing routes Arian Foster has run this season, ranking sixth among running backs behind Matt Forte, Le'Veon Bell, LeSean McCoy, Shane Vereen and Justin Forsett.

Foster has caught 24 passes on those routes for 166 yards, which ranks 13th in the league among running backs. Foster also has two receiving touchdowns, more than all running backs except Ahmad Bradshaw, Forte and Marshawn Lynch.

Darren Sproles says he'll play Week 9

Tuesday, October 28, 2014, 2:37pm

Pro Football Talk - [Full Article]

Darren Sproles injured his knee in the team’s Week 6 win over the Giants and wound up being listed as questionable for last week’s game after spending the bye week rehabbing the injury. The team ultimately decided not to play him, however.

Jeff McLane of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports that Sproles said things would be different against the Texans. Sproles practiced on Tuesday and said afterward that he will be in the lineup when the game kicks off in Houston.

Fantasy Impact:

With Chris Polk active, the team decided to rest Sproles another week. Polk had three carries and a catch while spelling LeSean McCoy against Arizona - his first offensive touches of the season. Sproles had seven carries in each of his last two games, but hasn't recorded a catch since Week 4.

Saturday, October 25, 2014, 6:34pm

Pro Football Talk - [Full Article]

The Saints have added a third tailback for Sunday night’s game vs. Green Bay.

The club promoted running back Edwin Baker from the practice squad on Saturday. To make room for Baker, the Saints released tight end Tom Crabtree. Both moves were announced on the NFL’s transaction wire.

The 23-year-old Baker signed with the Saints’ practice squad in September. He has played in three regular season games, all with the Browns at the end of 2013. In that three-game span, Baker rushed for 171 yards and two touchdowns on 43 carries and caught eight passes for 57 yards. He started Cleveland’s final two contests.

In addition to playing for Cleveland, Baker has had stints with the Chargers, Broncos and Texans. A Michigan State product, Baker was a seventh-round pick of San Diego in 2012.

Fantasy Impact:

Baker will back up Mark Ingram and Travaris Cadet for New Orleans, which has ruled out tailbacks Pierre Thomas and Khiry Robinson.

Friday, October 24, 2014, 6:26pm

Texans RB Arian Foster (not injury related) was removed from the injury report Friday. Foster should continue to roll. He has rushed for 100-plus yards in five of six games this season.

Friday, October 24, 2014, 6:26pm

Texans WR Andre Johnson (ankle, probable) took full practice reps on Friday after being limited earlier in the week and is probable for Week 8.