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Wednesday, November 21, 2012, 7:04pm
Lions WR Titus Young is out for Thanksgiving Day. He was suspended by the team and is considered week to week. Rookie Ryan Broyles and recently acquired Mike Thomas will see more snaps and targets with Young out of the game. Neither are great plays against the Texans, but could be useful down the stretch against the Colts and Packers.
Fred Jackson returns, but C.J. Spiller will start
Wednesday, November 21, 2012, 1:25pm
“C.J. will start, but we’re still going to play Fred,” said HC Chan Gailey. “It takes two. It does. So Fred will get quite a few snaps, but C.J. will start and get the majority of the snaps.”
Spiller is a strong RB1 start in a great matchup with the Colts. Consider Jackson more of a low-end RB2/flex play as it looks like his snaps and touches will be reduced.
Monday, November 19, 2012, 7:18pm
"Everything's on track for him to be ready to go Wednesday," coach Chan Gailey said. "He says he's feeling well."
This could be bad news for CJ Spiller owners. Jackson will likely cut into Spiller's touches at least somewhat. Spiller is probably still the better play, but Jackson could be a flex option in a good matchup against the Colts.
Titus Young will not play Thursday for Lions
Monday, November 19, 2012, 6:49pm
Lions WR Titus Young was sent home from the Lions’ practice facility today and coach Jim Schwartz said he will not play in Thursday’s Thanksgiving game against the Houston Texans as punishment for repeated on-field issues that culminated in Sunday’s loss to the Green Bay Packers. Schwartz would not term the punishment a suspension, but he said Young probably won’t practice again Tuesday and will be re-evaluated on a week-to-week basis.
Young was benched for the Lions’ final possession Sunday after Fox TV cameras caught Lions receivers coach Shawn Jefferson yelling at offensive coordinator Scott Linehan to remove Young from the game. Young caught just one pass in six attempts, had penalties on back-to-back third-quarter plays and lined up in the wrong position on a key second-down play late in the fourth quarter when Gosder Cherilus was called for a false start.
Rob Gronkowski out 4-6 weeks with broken forearm
Sunday, November 18, 2012, 10:50pm
Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski had another one of his monster games in the blowout win over the Colts, but on the final extra point, the record-setting tight end broke his forearm. According to sources, Gronk has been told he’ll miss 4-to-6 weeks.
He's scheduled for surgery Monday and while his season isn't over, it could be in terms of fantasy. Best case scenario likely brings him back for weeks 16 or 17, as perhaps a tuneup for the Pats playoff run. But, this is a huge blow to owners. While there are probably serviceable options on the waiver wire, owners won't be able to replace his production in the lineup. Aaron Hernandez's value looks to be skyrocketing. The Pats play at the Jets Thanksgiving night on a short week.
Sunday, November 18, 2012, 3:11pm