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Redskins TE Niles Paul knocked out of game with apparent concussion

Friday, September 26, 2014, 1:10am

NBC Sports - [Full Article]

Late in the first half of Thursday night’s game, Washington tight end Niles Paul caught a pass and then was crunched between a pair of Giants defenders. A helmet-to-helmet hit from safety Will Demps drew a flag — and also knocked Paul out of the game.

He laid on the ground for several minutes before being walked slowly to the locker room.

Fantasy Impact:

Paul was on his way to a nice game, posting 3-60 on four targets before the hit. He'll have to navigate his way through the NFL's concussion protocol, but the benefit of playing in the Thursday night game is that he'll have a few extra days to do so. Jordan Reed is considered questionable for Week 5, so Logan Paulsen is currently holding down the fort at the tight end position.

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Thursday, September 25, 2014, 7:25pm

Giants Inactives
Jon Beason MLB
Odell Beckham WR
James Brewer G
Jay Bromley DT
CharLes Brown T
Devon Kennard OLB
Kerry Wynn DE

DeSean Jackson active for Thursday Night Football

Thursday, September 25, 2014, 7:22pm

Washington Inactives
Robert Griffin QB
Akeem Jordan ILB
Shawn Lauvao G
Santana Moss WR
Jordan Reed TE
Robert Thomas NT

Fantasy Impact:

WR DeSean Jackson is active. TE Niles Paul will continue to fill in for Jordan Reed.

Thursday, September 25, 2014, 6:48pm

Titans QB Jake Locker (right wrist) missed practice again Thursday. Locker has a very sore wrist which doesn’t bode well for his Week 4 availability. Charlie Whitehurst would likely trade his clipboard for a football if Locker can’t go.

Thursday, September 25, 2014, 6:48pm

Bills QB E.J. Manuel (abdomen) took full practice reps again Thursday. Manuel should be fine to face the Texans in Week 4.

Thursday, September 25, 2014, 6:48pm

Buccaneers QB Josh McCown (right thumb) missed practice again Thursday. Mike Glennon is very likely to start against the Steelers in Week 4. He may improve the fantasy prospects of Vincent Jackson and Mike Evans.

Thursday, September 25, 2014, 6:48pm

Cowboys QB Tony Romo (back) returned to full practice reps Thursday after missing Wednesday. Romo will be fine to face the Saints.

Thursday, September 25, 2014, 6:48pm

Raiders QB Matt Schaub (not injury related) missed practice again Thursday.

Thursday, September 25, 2014, 6:48pm

Steelers RB Dri Archer (ankle) took full practice reps again Thursday.

Thursday, September 25, 2014, 6:48pm

Lions RB Joique Bell (knee) took full practice reps Thursday after being limited Wednesday. Bell should play against the Jets, but is not a good start given the very tough matchup.

Thursday, September 25, 2014, 6:48pm

Colts RB Ahmad Bradshaw (not injury related) returned to full practice reps Thursday after missing Wednesday. Bradshaw was just getting a veteran’s day off.

Thursday, September 25, 2014, 6:48pm

Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles (ankle) took limited practice reps Thursday. Andy Reid said he thinks Charles will play on Monday night, and it certainly is trending that way. If he can’t go Knile Davis would get another start.

Thursday, September 25, 2014, 6:48pm

Texans RB Arian Foster (hamstring) took limited practice reps again Thursday. HC Bill O’Brien said the team will make a decision before the game. Alfred Blue would get the lion’s share of the carries if Foster misses Week 4. Beat writer John McClain said that he thinks Foster will play.

Thursday, September 25, 2014, 6:48pm

Jaguars RB Toby Gerhart (ankle) took full practice reps again Thursday. We’re recommending holding onto Gerhart to see what kind of impact QB Blake Bortles has on the offense.

Thursday, September 25, 2014, 6:48pm

49ers RB Frank Gore (back) practiced fully Wednesday. Gore should be fine for a good matchup with the Eagles.