Petty will start the final four games for the 3-9 Jets, beginning with Sunday's trip to San Francisco.
Fitzpatrick was benched once already, after the Jets started 1-5. He was benched again at halftime of Monday night's 41-10 loss to the Colts. Fitzpatrick threw an interception and had a 30.2 quarterback rating in the first half. Petty has some talent to work with at WR and RB but it remains to be seen how much of a spark he can provide so he'll be a risky fantasy option.
Kelley is coming off a 14-carry, 63-yard game in Sunday’s loss to Arizona. That’s not the ideal number of carries for coach Jay Gruden’s liking. It didn’t stem from needing to throw to catch up; rather, the Redskins attempted passes on nine of their first 10 plays in the 31-23 loss.
“There’s no doubt about it, we would like to get more of him involved,” Redskins coach Jay Gruden said. “We had a couple times [Sunday] where we actually had runs called and we got out of them because their safety was down and they were unblockable as far as the run was concerned. We ideally would like to get that running game going a little bit more -- more touches for Robert, because he’s been very good. We have got to make sure that we get him more involved, maintain the time of possession and stay more balanced.”
In Kelley’s first three starts, he rushed for 87, 97 and 137 yards. In his last two, it’s been 37 and 63 yards.
In order to keep the offense balanced, the Redskins would like to hand the ball to Rob Kelley more and let him run, the story said. They may be able to do just that this week against the Eagles. Last time the teams met, the Skins rushed for 230 yards led by Matt Jones.
Atlanta Falcons coach Dan Quinn has stated all season how star receiver Julio Jones is a warrior through injuries, but Quinn might want to intervene to make sure his warrior is ready for the stretch run.
Quinn revealed Monday how Jones is dealing with turf toe, which is a sprain of the ligaments surrounding the big toe. It affects the ability to plant and cut, which is a big part of Jones' explosive game.
It can be a serious issue if not treated with extreme caution, meaning the Falcons might want to consider at least sitting Jones this Sunday against the Rams, if not longer. Quinn said he's not worried about this being a serious case of turf toe for Jones, but the big picture of having Jones at his best for a playoff run has to be at the forefront of the Falcons' thoughts.
This certainly isn't what Jones' fantasy owners want to hear during playoff time. The story went on to say medical experts will tell you the mildest case of turf toe involves one to four weeks of recovery. A moderate case can be two to six weeks of recovery. And a severe case can be four weeks to an indefinite period. The last time Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan missed a game was in 2009 as a result of turf toe. In fact, Ryan missed two contests and three-plus quarters of another game as a result of the injury, the story said. This is worth monitoring as we get closer to Week 14.
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As the Browns enter their final, four-game stretch of the season, Rashard Higgins has six receptions for 77 yards. A big chunk of that total came last week against the Giants in a game that gave Higgins the biggest opportunity yet.
Splitting time with Andrew Hawkins in the No. 3 receiver role in Cleveland’s offense, Higgins played 20 snaps and finished with two catches for 34 yards. It’s impossible to predict what exactly is in store for Higgins over the next four games, but it’s clear he’s positioned himself for more playing time.
The fifth-round pick out of Colorado State had big expectations for his rookie season in Cleveland. The opportunities, though, just haven’t been plentiful enough to hit the kind of benchmarks he had as one of college football’s most productive wide receivers in 2014 and 2015, the story said.
In the two games he played after returning to the Bills on Nov. 1, Harvin caught two passes for six yards. He also took one carry for 11 yards. Harvin, 28, retired in April after missing the final 11 games of last season because of hip and knee injuries.
No other information was given in the article so owners will likely have to wait it out until Wednesday to have a better idea of Sanu's Week 14 status.
Jones suffered a turf toe injury.
Falcons HC Dan Quinn is optimistic that it’s not a long-term injury, but said the team will know more on Wednesday. Turf toe injuries can linger so this is something to keep an eye on.
Justin Forsett had his best NFL season in Baltimore in 2014, when Gary Kubiak was the Ravens’ offensive coordinator. Now Forsett and Kubiak are getting together again.
The 31-year-old Forsett doesn’t look like he has a lot left: He averaged 3.2 yards a carry in three games with the Ravens this year, then went to Detroit, where he averaged 2.9 yards a carry in two games.
In 2014, playing in Kubiak’s offense, Forsett carried 235 times for 1,266 yards and eight touchdowns, all career highs.
Following Sunday's win over Jacksonville at EverBank Field, Head Coach Gary Kubiak received some good news about Trevor Siemian's health.
Though Kubiak was hopeful the previous week that Siemian would be healthy enough to practice before Sunday's game, he saw a promising sign in Siemian's mobility over the weekend.
"I think we were hoping he'd get out there this past week but [he] couldn't, so I think the fact he's out of the boot all weekend walking around in Jacksonville, moving around [was good]," Kubiak said. "It looks like he's moving around good down there today in the meeting."
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Kubiak didn't go into any other details about Siemian, especially if he'll be available this week. Denver is at Tennessee for an early game in Week 14.
Hill also has a level of sprain to the right ankle, according to the source.
That effectively leaves skin as all that was holding his lower leg to his upper leg, and would obviously mean Shorts is out for the rest of the season.
Seth DeValve learns something new every day.
The Browns’ rookie tight end last week described this season as one of constant growth and development.
“Progress,” he said. “There’s a process to everything that we do.”
With a month left in the season, it’s an approach that’s starting to turn into production as the former Princeton standout continues to see his role increase. Perhaps his most meaningful game came when he caught three passes for 39 yards against the Giants two weeks ago and played 20-of-58 offensive snaps in lieu of an injured Gary Barnidge. Before that, he netted his first touchdown — a 25-yard catch — against a tough Ravens defense in Baltimore last month.
DeValve had to learn the ins and outs of playing tight end. The 6-foot-2, 245-pound player was mostly used as a slot receiver or wing back at Princeton. But his athleticism and knack for the ball intrigued the Browns, who viewed him as a potential mismatch for opposing defenses. His blocking is also coming along, according to the story. At the very least, he's a name to keep an eye on for next fantasy season.
Eagles wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham suffered an oblique contusion in Sunday's 32-14 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals and Pederson says that he likely will not practice but expects the 23-year-old to play Sunday afternoon against the Washington Redskins at Lincoln Financial Field.
Prior to suffering the injury, Green-Beckham caught four passes for 29 yards against the Bengals on Sunday afternoon.
DGB was coming on a bit as of late, although it was mostly garbage time production. Looks like he should be good to go in what is a must-win for the Eagles this week.