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Wednesday, October 7, 2015, 6:19pm

Cowboys TE James Hanna (ankle) did not practice Wednesday.

Wednesday, October 7, 2015, 6:19pm

Chiefs TE Travis Kelce (groin, thumb) practiced fully Wednesday. Kelce should be fine for a nice matchup with the Bears.

Wednesday, October 7, 2015, 6:19pm

Jaguars TE Marcedes Lewis (knee) did not practice Wednesday.

Wednesday, October 7, 2015, 6:19pm

Chiefs TE James O'Shaughnessy (hand) practiced fully Wednesday.

Wednesday, October 7, 2015, 6:19pm

Lions TE Brandon Pettigrew (hamstring) took limited practice reps Wednesday.

Wednesday, October 7, 2015, 6:19pm

Redskins TE Jordan Reed (concussion, knee, ankle) did not practice Wednesday. Reed is probably going to miss Week 5 at the very least. Derek Carrier is a Sneaky Start in deeper leagues and/or TE-premium formats.

Wednesday, October 7, 2015, 6:19pm

Buccaneers TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins (shoulder) did not practice Wednesday. Seferian-Jenkins had a 4-6 week recovery estimate back in Week 2, so he may come back as early as Week 6.

Wednesday, October 7, 2015, 6:19pm

Buccaneers TE Luke Stocker (hip) took limited practice reps Wednesday.

Wednesday, October 7, 2015, 6:19pm

Falcons TE Jacob Tamme (concussion) practiced fully Wednesday.

Wednesday, October 7, 2015, 6:19pm

Jaguars TE Julius Thomas (hand) took limited practice reps Wednesday. Thomas is making progress, and is now catching passes at practice. He may make his return in Week 6.

TNF Injury Report: Colts vs. Texans -- Andrew Luck (shoulder) questionable

Wednesday, October 7, 2015, 5:50pm

NFL Communications


LB Jerrell Freeman (groin), RB Tyler Varga (concussion), LB Bjoern Werner (hamstring)

S Mike Adams (neck), DT Henry Anderson (foot), CB Vontae Davis (foot), QB Matt Hasselbeck (illness), QB Andrew Luck (right shoulder)

TE Dwayne Allen (ankle), RB Frank Gore (foot), DE Kendall Langford (back), CB Gregory Toler (neck)


S Quintin Demps (hamstring), LB Akeem Dent (hamstring), RB Jonathan Grimes (hamstring), WR Cecil Shorts (shoulder), WR Nate Washington (hamstring)

S Lonnie Ballentine (knee), LB Whitney Mercilus (thigh), RB Chris Polk (knee)

T Duane Brown (hand), LB Max Bullough (shoulder), LB Jadeveon Clowney (shoulder, knee), LB Brian Cushing (foot), RB Arian Foster (groin), CB Johnathan Joseph (hip), QB Ryan Mallett (chest), T Derek Newton (ankle), S Eddie Pleasant (thigh), G Xavier Su'a-Filo (calf), DT Vince Wilfork (ankle)

Fantasy Impact:

Luck is listed as questionable, so owners should pay attention as inactives are announced leading up to game time on Thursday. Gore and Allen are both probable, so they're virtually certain to play. Allen's return puts a big dent in Coby Fleener's upside. For the Texans, Foster is probable, so he should see an increased workload. With both Shorts and Washington out, the Texans are short at receiver. Look for DeAndre Hopkins to dominate targets again.

Texans rule Nate Washington and Cecil Shorts OUT for Week 5

Wednesday, October 7, 2015, 3:52pm

Aaron Wilson, Twitter - [Full Article]

Texans rule out Nate Washington, Quintin Demps, Jonathan Grimes, Cecil Shorts, Akeem Dent.

With Washington and Shorts out, look for rookies Keith Mumphery, Jaelen Strong and Chandler Worthy to all be active and involved

Fantasy Impact:

We wouldn't trust any Texans receiver not named DeAndre Hopkins.

Broncos still consider C.J. Anderson the starter

Wednesday, October 7, 2015, 1:26pm

Denver Post - [Full Article]

Troy Renck of the Denver Post:

The running game showed life. The Broncos ran for 144 yards, nearly matching their total of 171 in the previous three games. Yes, 72 yards came on a single mad dash by Ronnie Hillman. The run, however, was set up by smaller chunks and a commitment to the ground game. It's too early to say they have found their man in Hillman. Coach Gary Kubiak told me that he considers C.J. Anderson the starter, while admitting that Hillman has "earned the right" to get more opportunities. As the offensive line continues to improve, the running game will follow suit.

Fantasy Impact:

We currently project Anderson and Hillman to split touches. Anderson will continue to get the first crack, but until he starts gaining yardage in chunks (like he did at the end of last season), Hillman will remain heavily involved. The Broncos won't ignore the fact that Hillman is averaging 4.9 YPC while Anderson has only mustered 2.7 YPC.

Wednesday, October 7, 2015, 1:15pm

Buffalo Bills - [Full Article]

Buffalo made a pair of roster acquisitions Wednesday to address their kicking and return game, while providing depth to their receiving corps. The Bills signed veteran free agent kicker Billy Cundiff and free agent WR Denarius Moore.

The kicking game has been under scrutiny after veteran Dan Carpenter went 3-6 on field goals in the preseason. Carpenter remained on the roster Tuesday, but kickoff specialist Jordan Gay did not. Buffalo replaced Gay with veteran kicker Billy Cundiff.

Ravens WR Chris Givens 'will be a part' of team's game plan in Week 5

Wednesday, October 7, 2015, 1:10pm

Baltimore Sun - [Full Article]

With only three other healthy receivers, Ravens coach John Harbaugh said Wednesday that Chris Givens will be on the field Sunday when the Ravens play the Cleveland Browns at M&T Bank Stadium.

“Chris will be a part of what we’re doing on Sunday,” Harbaugh said “How much he plays depends on how well he does. I’m really hopeful that he plays a lot. It will be up to him to learn what we’re doing.”

“It’s been a limited time,” Harbaugh said. “I think he had a good practice yesterday, it was a walk-through practice. He looked good. He’s working on learning the offense. That’s the main thing right now. He’s working on making sure he knows what to do, where to line up and be in the right spot for Joe [Flacco] when the time counts.”

Fantasy Impact:

If Steve L Smith sits, Givens will probably serve as the fourth receiver behind Kamar Aiken, Marlon Brown and Darren Waller, though Waller is pretty raw.

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