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Friday, October 31, 2014, 5:43pm

Jaguars WR Allen Hurns (ankle, probable) took full practice reps again Friday and is probable for Week 9. Hurns is currently the WR3 behind Allen Robinson and Cecil Shorts.

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Friday, October 31, 2014, 5:43pm

Jaguars WR Cecil Shorts (groin, probable) took full practice reps all week and is probable for Week 9. Shorts was not on the injury report last week, so he must have tweaked it again. The full practice participation tells us that it’s not severe. He will be fine to face the Bengals.

Bengals RB Giovani Bernard (hip) ruled out, A.J. Green (toe) is questionable

Friday, October 31, 2014, 1:51pm

Paul Dehner, Twitter - [Full Article]

Bengals RB Giovani Bernard officially out for Week 9. A.J. Green is listed as questionable.

Fantasy Impact:

Jeremy Hill should see 15-20 touches as the Bengals’ primary back in a pretty nice matchup against the Jaguars. Cedric Peerman will likely serve as his backup.

Thursday, October 30, 2014, 6:15pm

Bengals RB Giovani Bernard (hip) missed practice again Thursday. The injury reportedly isn’t serious, but Bernard suddenly looks iffy for Sunday. If he can’t play, Jeremy Hill would be a very good start against the Jaguars. The Bengals play early on Sunday.

Thursday, October 30, 2014, 6:15pm

Jaguars WR Allen Hurns (ankle) took full practice reps Thursday after being limited Wednesday.

Thursday, October 30, 2014, 6:15pm

Jaguars WR Cecil Shorts (groin) took full practice reps again Thursday. Shorts was not on the injury report last week, so he must have tweaked it again. The full practice indicates that it’s not severe. He should be fine to face the Bengals.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014, 6:48pm

Bengals RB Giovani Bernard (hip) did not practice Wednesday. The injury isn’t considered to be serious, but we’ll monitor his practice activity this week. If he can’t play, Jeremy Hill would be a very good start against the Jaguars. The Bengals play early on Sunday.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014, 6:48pm

Jaguars WR Allen Hurns (ankle) took limited practice reps Wednesday.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014, 6:48pm

Jaguars WR Cecil Shorts (groin) practiced fully Wednesday. Shorts was not on the injury report last week, so he must have tweaked it again. The full practice indicates that it’s not severe. He should be fine to face the Bengals.

Jags Beat: Denard Robinson pulling away in RB competition

Monday, October 27, 2014, 11:01am

Jacksonville.com - [Full Article]

When Jags HC Gus Bradley was asked if it’s time to make Denard Robinson the No. 1 tailback, he said, “Yeah, I think he got the majority of the carries. I don’t know how Toby [Gerhart] came through today, but Denard is playing very well right now.’’

Toby Gerhart was signed as a free agent from Minnesota after spending four years backing up Adrian Peterson. But Gerhart is averaging only 2.5 yards per carry and missed the previous two games with a foot injury.

Fantasy Impact:

Robinson finished with over 100 yards for the second-straight game, this past week versus a much tougher ranked rush defense against the run in Miami. He only had 18 yards in the second half but the Jags moved away from the run in this game. The story added that the team is moving Robinson around and still figuring out his strengths. While he's still a work in progress, he seems to be excelling right now. We still caution not to expect 100 yards every game, but if the offense continues to jell and improve Robinson can at least be a flex play.

Chargers Beat: Ryan Mathews could be back Week 9

Saturday, October 25, 2014, 10:39am

Union-Tribune - [Full Article]

Chargers RB Ryan Mathews knew he wouldn't play the Bills.

He knew he wouldn't face the Jaguars or the Jets, the Raiders or the Chiefs. It became clear, well in advance of Thursday night, he wouldn't be active against the Broncos either. This next game, Nov. 2 in Miami, is different. For the first time, there seems a chance he could play.

"That's in my head," Mathews said Friday. "I'm just going keep doing my treatment this week, come back on Monday, and see what they say."

Fantasy Impact:

The Chargers running back missed his sixth straight game Thursday night to a right knee injury. He sprained his medial collateral ligament Sept. 14 against the Seahawks. Mathews is nearing a return, unlikely to miss more than one additional game, if that, the story said. If he plays Nov. 2, he could be eased in, but perhaps the thing to note is if Mathews is on your wire, now may be the time to pick him up. Branden Oliver hasn't been impressive rushing the ball the last two weeks, so there's a good chance Mathews slides right back into his RB1 role. Oliver did catch seven passes Thursday night against Denver so he's still likely to have a role in the offense. Donald Brown is also expected to practice next week.

Friday, October 24, 2014, 6:26pm

Jaguars RB Toby Gerhart (foot, probable) took full practice reps again Friday and is probable for Week 8. Gerhart will be in the mix for carries, though HC Gus Bradley said that Denard Robinson will get the start against the Dolphins.

Friday, October 24, 2014, 6:26pm

Dolphins TE Charles Clay (knee, probable) took limited practice reps all week and is probable for Week 8. Clay is a streaming option this week against the Jaguars.

Colts Beat: Discussing the defense

Friday, October 24, 2014, 10:09am

ESPN - [Full Article]

Colts beat writer Mike Wells on the team's surprising defensive prowess: I didn’t think this defense had a chance once linebacker Robert Mathis, last season’s sack leader, was lost for the season with a torn Achilles. The unit appeared to be headed for a rough season after it had only one sack over the first two games. But defensive coordinator Greg Manusky has taken a hold-nothing-back approach with his defense. With two cornerbacks who can blanket receivers, Greg Toler and Vontae Davis, Manusky is loading the box and constantly blitzing. That is why the Colts have 20 sacks and nine turnovers during their five-game winning streak. They have also held their past four opponents to 4-of-41 on third down. People might not have respected the Colts' defense before, but now teams have to take notice.

Fantasy Impact:

The unit has averaged 12.9 FP per game over the last five weeks, but has had the benefit of facing Chad Henne/Blake Bortles, Charlie Whitehurst, Ryan Fitzpatrick and an A.J. Green-less Bengals team. Starting with Week 12, the Colts defense has a pretty nice schedule to close the season.

Thursday, October 23, 2014, 6:04pm

Jaguars RB Toby Gerhart (foot) took full practice reps Thursday after being limited Wednesday. Gerhart will be in the mix for carries, though HC Gus Bradley said that Denard Robinson will get the start against the Dolphins.