Fantasy News Home

Wednesday, October 29, 2014, 6:48pm

Chiefs TE Anthony Fasano (shoulder) practiced fully Wednesday. It would be a boon to Travis Kelce’s outlook if Fasano were to miss Week 9, but the full practice indicates that he’ll be fine to play against the Jets.

Sign up now to receive hot fantasy news

Wednesday, October 29, 2014, 6:48pm

Vikings TE Chase Ford (foot) took limited practice reps Wednesday.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014, 6:48pm

Saints TE Jimmy Graham (shoulder, questionable) took limited practice reps Wednesday. After posting a pretty nice fantasy line in Week 8, we’re expecting Graham to play again on Thursday night.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014, 6:48pm

Chiefs TE Travis Kelce (ribs) took limited practice reps Wednesday. Kelce should be fine to face the Jets.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014, 6:48pm

Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph (abdomen, groin) did not practice Wednesday. Rudolph is apparently targeting Week 11 for his return. Owners with issues at tight end would be smart to add him now while he’s still cheap.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014, 6:48pm

Dolphins TE Dion Sims (toe) did not practice Wednesday.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014, 6:48pm

Broncos K Brandon McManus (right groin) practiced fully Wednesday.

Report: Redskins QB Robert Griffin III to start vs. Vikings

Wednesday, October 29, 2014, 5:48pm

Dianna Marie Russini, Twitter - [Full Article]

Redskins QB Robert Griffin III will start against the Vikings on Sunday per multiple sources with the Redskins organization.

Fantasy Impact:

This has yet to be confirmed by the team, but it looks like Griffin may make his return this week. Due to his ability to run the ball, he'd likely land somewhere in the 13-15 range in our Week 9 quarterback rankings.

Bengals WR A.J. Green (toe) returns to practice

Wednesday, October 29, 2014, 5:15pm

ESPN - [Full Article]

During the open portion of Wednesday's workouts, Bengals WR A.J. Green not only made it beyond stretching, but he also went through position-specific drills with other receivers. He didn't seem to favor the injury.

Green has been told to expect playing with a measure of pain the rest of the season. At this point, it's about managing that pain and figuring out ways to protect his foot to give him adequate relief while playing through the ailment.

Fantasy Impact:

It looks like Green is tentatively on track to play in Week 9.

Dolphins WR Mike Wallace frustrated with usage

Wednesday, October 29, 2014, 1:03pm - [Full Article]

Despite having five touchdown catches already, Dolphins WR Mike Wallace hasn't cracked 100 yards yet this season and has had fewer than 60 yards in three of his last four games, which prompted him to say this on Tuesday, on the heels of another dismal offensive performance against Jacksonville:

"We didn't do nothing," Wallace told reporters. "Our offense was (expletive). We've got to do better."

According to The Miami Herald, Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill has hit on just seven passes of 20 yards or more this season. He's attempted more than 20.

"That's what I do; I'm built for that," Wallace said, continuing to show some visible signs of frustration.

Fantasy Impact:

This is a change of tone from the preseason, when Wallace spoke in glowing terms about Bill Lazor's offense. He and Ryan Tannehill continue to struggle to hook up on deep passes.

Cowboys QB Tony Romo (back) likely a game-time decision for Week 9

Wednesday, October 29, 2014, 12:21pm

Star-Telegram - [Full Article]

Two days after suffering a painful contusion to his lower back in the 20-17 overtime loss to the Washington Redskins, Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo remains in limbo for Sunday’s game against the Cardinals.

The good news, according to owner Jerry Jones, is that Romo didn’t suffer a season-ending injury, per results of a CT scan on Tuesday.

But Jones acknowledges Romo’s status remains in doubt because of questions concerning his pain tolerance and ability to function with the injury.

Jones said it will likely come down to a game-time decision.

Fantasy Impact:

Given the variety of weapons at his disposal, Brandon Weeden would be a Sneaky Start if Romo can't play. The Cardinals have been so-so against quarterbacks this year, checking in with the #15 QB aFPA through eight weeks.

49ers are in 'no rush' with RB Marcus Lattimore

Wednesday, October 29, 2014, 12:10pm

CSN Bay Area - [Full Article]

As soon as a player on a reserve list is allowed to practice, a 21-day window opens. At the end of those three weeks, a decision must be made whether to promote the player to the 53-man roster, place him on season-ending injured reserve or release him.

If Marcus Lattimore’s practice window opened on Monday, the 49ers would have to make a decision on Nov. 16, the day of their game at the New York Giants. Coach Jim Harbaugh said the team would be able to make a better evaluation on a Monday or Tuesday after that game.

The 49ers have been patient with Lattimore. They did not rush him back onto the field during training camp. And they waited two extra days to have him begin practice because it was the right thing to do.

Right now, Lattimore appears to be insurance for the remainder of the season. And that’s OK. The 49ers are in no rush. He figures to be a part of the organization for years to come.

Fantasy Impact:

Lattimore is unlikely to make much of a fantasy impact this season barring an injury to Frank Gore and/or Carlos Hyde. He remains in the mix in dynasty formats, but Hyde seems to be the RB to own in San Francisco in dynasty leagues.

Jordan Cameron's status next two weeks in doubt

Tuesday, October 28, 2014, 9:08pm

Cleveland Plain Dealer - [Full Article]

Browns tight end Jordan Cameron suffered his third concussion in less than two years, and his status for the next two games is uncertain.

With the Browns playing two games over the next 11 days - at home Sunday against Tampa Bay and Thursday Nov. 6 in Cincinnati - it remains to be seen if Cameron will play in either one.

Cameron went up for the 21-yard catch and was drilled in the head and neck area by Raiders safety Brandian Ross, who led with his helmet illegally. Cameron was lost for the game, and probably more.

Fantasy Impact:

We've had a lot of questions from owners this week in our Discuss Your Team forum about whether or not to drop Cameron. While it's certainly a case-by-case basis, carrying two TEs this time of year can be tough. Given the Browns have two games in 11 days, it seems unlikely Cameron plays in either one of them. It's his third concussion since 2012, meaning he's had one each of the last three years.

RGIII 'very, very, very close' to returning

Tuesday, October 28, 2014, 8:58pm

CSN Washington - [Full Article]

Robert Griffin III is “very, very, very close” to returning to the Redskins’ lineup, Coach Jay Gruden said Tuesday. But the team still has not decided if it will happen Sunday in Minnesota or after the bye week.

“We’re not going to rush Robert back no matter what happens,” Gruden said on a conference call with reporters, asked whether Colt McCoy's performance in Dallas has changed Griffin's timeline at all. “We’re going to make sure he’s 100-percent. And until we feel like he’s 100-pecent, Colt will still play. And Colt did a great job, obviously, leading us to victory against Dallas.”

Gruden added: “But it’s all going to be predicated on when a doctor say he’s 100-percent, when Robert feels like he’s 100-percent and when I feel like he’s ready to take game-time reps.”

Griffin, who has been sidelined since Week 2 with a left ankle injury, was inactive for a sixth straight game on Monday night in Dallas, where McCoy shook off some early struggles and directed the Redskins to a 20-17 win in overtime.

Fantasy Impact:

The story added that after the game against Dallas, Griffin said he had hoped to return against the Cowboys but the Redskins’ medical team and coaching staff decided it would be best if he sat out a bit longer. How much longer could be determined in the coming days, according to Gruden. After an off day Tuesday, the players return to Redskins Park for a light practice on Wednesday. Thursday and Friday will be normal workdays and, sometime after that, Gruden will make his decision on a starter, according to the story. The bye week follows the Minnesota game and it may be a logical opportunity to get RGIII an extra week of health. For those interested in RGIII, his schedule starts to look pretty good after the bye week with lots of "green" featured on his SOS profile. The way things stand now, only the 49ers (Week 12) is a tough matchup on paper between Weeks 11-16.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014, 8:49pm

ESPN - [Full Article]

Washington’s receivers weren’t too happy at halftime. It doesn’t take a lot of digging to realize why. The starting three combined for seven targets in the first two quarters of Monday night’s win at Dallas. Meanwhile, the offense had produced three points.

Nobody felt it more than Pierre Garcon, who had just one ball thrown his way in the first half (resulting in a 2-yard loss). In fact, Garcon has only had 24 passes thrown his way the past five games combined. This after being targeted a combined 31 times in the first three games.

“In the first half, everybody was a little frustrated,” Redskins coach Jay Gruden said. “I know the receivers were a little frustrated. I know Pierre was frustrated because there were so many things we felt we were leaving on the table. I ... put out some fires.”

Fantasy Impact:

Garcon averaged around 12 targets a game last year so it's easy to see why he's frustrated. The QB play for Washington has been inconsistent and Colt McCoy was the third QB to start this season. Garcon owners may want to try and stay patient as the return of QB Robert Griffin III could help Garcon's production in the second half of the season.