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Thursday, October 9, 2014, 6:46pm

Titans TE Delanie Walker (shoulder) took full practice reps again Thursday. Walker’s shoulder injury may linger all season, but he has played well this season and has a great matchup with the Jaguars this week.

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Thursday, October 9, 2014, 6:46pm

Broncos K Brandon McManus (right groin) took full practice reps again Thursday.

Report: Adrian Peterson told a staffer he 'smoked a little weed' before a drug test

Thursday, October 9, 2014, 6:00pm

My Fox Houston - [Full Article]

Montgomery County prosecutors have filed documents to have suspended Minnesota Vikings player Adrian Peterson arrested again after he admitted to using drugs in violation of his bond conditions, FOX 26 News has learned.

Court records show while giving his urine sample Wednesday Peterson admitted to a staffer he had 'smoked a little weed' before the test. As a result of that, the Montgomery County District Attorney has asked the judge in this case to set aside Peterson's $15,000 bond and have him arrested again. However, there won't likely be any action on Thursday because the current judge presiding over Peterson's case is facing a recusal hearing scheduled to take place on Friday morning.

Fantasy Impact:

It's looking less likely that Peterson will return this year, not that the chances were good before his bonehead decision to smoke "a little weed" before a drug test and then tell the staffer about it.

'Significant progress' in QB Carson Palmer's shoulder

Thursday, October 9, 2014, 1:25pm

NFL.com - [Full Article]

Greg Roskopf, the founder and CEO of Muscle Activation Techniques, made "significant progress" during a weekend of treatment on Cardinals QB Carson Palmer, who has been out since Week 2 with the nerve issue.

There was enough improvement to allow 40 to 50 passes on Tuesday. Palmer had no setbacks and threw more during Cardinals practice on Wednesday. How Palmer reacts to that latest session will go a long way in determining if he returns to action when the Cardinals host the Washington Redskins on Sunday.

Fantasy Impact:

Michael Floyd and Larry Fitzgerald would benefit from Palmer's return. Drew Stanton is recovering from a concussion, so the Cards might be forced to start Logan Thomas if Palmer or Stanton can't play.

Rapoport: Bengals WR A.J. Green (toe) not expected to play in Week 6

Thursday, October 9, 2014, 12:59pm

Ian Rapoport, Twitter - [Full Article]

After meeting with his foot doctor this morning, Bengals WR A.J. Green is not expected to play this Sunday, source says.

Fantasy Impact:

Mohamed Sanu will be a solid WR3-type play in Green's absence. Brandon Tate and Dane Sanzenbacher will also see increased snaps. It's a downgrade for Andy Dalton, who will be without his primary weapon in the passing game. Giovani Bernard and Jeremy Hill should see a bump as the Bengals focus on the run game.

Peyton Manning confirms that RB Ronnie Hillman is the starter

Thursday, October 9, 2014, 11:55am

Denver Post - [Full Article]

Broncos QB Peyton Manning confirmed that RB Ronnie Hillman will get the start against the Jets in Week 6.

"Ronnie has played at different times, in different amounts, but when you're the starting back and running out there in pregame warm-ups as a starting back, it's a different hat that you wear," said Manning, who is but a quarter of the way through his third season in Denver. "There's no question he has a burst that is pretty unique when he gets the ball in his hands. It's our job to give him space."

Initially, the Broncos thought Montee Ball was headed for injured reserve with a designation to return after eight games. That's why the team brought in veteran running backs Mikel Leshoure and LaRod Stephens-Howling for workouts Tuesday.

But a magnetic resonance imaging exam offered hope Ball might miss only a month or so with his groin strain. The Broncos added running back depth Wednesday by signing former Oakland Raider Jeremy Stewart to their practice squad, but otherwise the team is planning on going with Hillman, C.J. Anderson and Juwan Thompson until further notice. Thompson, a rookie, sat out practice Wednesday with a sore left knee.

"You can't do it with just one back in today's game, so we expect C.J. to do his job, Juwan to be ready," Manning said.

Fantasy Impact:

We expect that Anderson and Thompson will be in the mix, especially if Hillman struggles early, which seems likely given the state of the Bronco running game (not good) and the quality of the Jets' rush defense (very good, though Branden Oliver torched it in Week 5). Owners should keep in mind that Hillman has had fumbling problems in the past, and HC John Fox is not afraid to bench a player if he can't keep hold of the ball. Consider Hillman a low-end RB2/flex type this week.

Bengals WR A.J. Green (toe) could 'potentially' miss 'multiple games'

Thursday, October 9, 2014, 10:47am

Bengals.com - [Full Article]

Bengals OC Hue Jackson marched out to the week’s first practice Wednesday with his game plan tucked into his belt and before the first snap the team’s best player was being driven off the Paul Brown Stadium field with his re-aggravated big toe that could potentially take him out of multiple games.

Wednesday’s MRI is going to send him to another consultation with one of the nation’s leading foot specialists when he meets with Cincinnati doctor James Amis on Thursday. Since a visit with another foot specialist is also planned, it’s hard to see him being ready for Sunday, but he did play seven days after leaving the Atlanta game early.

It’s believed the MRI again showed no tears or breaks, but he’s obviously still having discomfort in the ligament under the sesamoid bone in the ball of the foot underneath the big or great toe.

At this point it’s all speculation because his foot is in the hands of doctors. So anything is on the table pending what they prescribe for treatment, ranging to more treatments while playing, to shutting him down for a few weeks, or maybe longer.

Fantasy Impact:

The article also mentions that Marvin Jones wasn't even on the sideline rehabbing his foot, so it's looking unlikely that he'll be able to make it back to face the Panthers either. It's looking like Mohamed Sanu, Brandon Tate and Dane Sanzenbacher will be the top three wideouts for the Bengals in Week 6. Sanu would be a good start, though he may not thrive without Green there to be the focus of the defense. Tate would be a desperation start.

Bills WR Sammy Watkins about to visit Revis Island

Thursday, October 9, 2014, 10:02am

ESPN - [Full Article]

Buffalo Bills wide receiver Sammy Watkins said Wednesday he expects to be shadowed by New England Patriots top cornerback Darrelle Revis when the two teams square off Sunday.

“We actually found he’s gonna be following me around the field, so I’m gonna have to be prepared for his jams,” Watkins said. “He’s very smart. I have to be very competitive and smart off the ball.”

Fantasy Impact:

Watkins is the #25 WR in PPR formats, but we'd shy away from him this week if there's another good option on the bench. A.J. Green did have a nice game against Revis in Week 5, but he's at another level.

Jags Beat: Indications are that RB Storm Johnson will get 'a big shot' in Week 6

Thursday, October 9, 2014, 9:57am

Jacksonville.com - [Full Article]

We won’t know for sure until Sunday but Bradley sure indicated like Storm Johnson would be getting a big shot at playing against the Titans. The Jaguars are searching for a run-game pulse and Johnson – fourth on the tailback depth chart during camp – will be the next one up.

Fantasy Impact:

Johnson is mired in a RBBC in a bad offense, but could perhaps emerge as a viable flex play if he outruns the competition. Toby Gerhart isn't looking like he did in Minnesota, while Denard Robinson and Jordan Todman aren't considered to be "lead" RB types. We're not recommending Johnson as anything more than a desperation start this week, but he's a good player to stash.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014, 6:37pm

Vikings QB Teddy Bridgewater (ankle) practiced fully Wednesday. Bridgewater says his ankle is good to go, so we’re expecting him to start against the Lions in Week 6.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014, 6:37pm

Texans QB Ryan Fitzpatrick (calf, probable) practiced fully Wednesday. Fitzy should be fine to face the Colts on a short week.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014, 6:37pm

Redskins QB Robert Griffin III (ankle) was ruled out for Week 6. Griffin’s return is “a ways off,” per the Washington Post. For better or for worse, this is The Kirk Cousins Show for now.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014, 6:37pm

Titans QB Jake Locker (right hand) did not practice Wednesday. Locker seems doubtful for Week 6 and is an untrustworthy start even if he does play. Charlie Whitehurst likely gets the start, though the 1-4 Titans might want to get a look at Zach Mettenberger.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014, 6:37pm

Buccaneers QB Josh McCown (right thumb) did not practice Wednesday. McCown has apparently lost his job to Mike Glennon, per head coach Lovie Smith.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014, 6:37pm

Cowboys QB Tony Romo (back) did not practice Wednesday. This is a regular thing for Romo.