Thursday, November 23, 2017, 5:35pm
Both Tyrell and Mike are active for the Chargers today. We have Mike ranked higher in PPR leagues and Tyrell ahead of him in standard leagues.
Schefter tweeted out that a source said Shepard will most likely not suit up tonight against Washington.
Olsen, who has been on injured reserve and hasn't played since Week 2, was back at practice again today—a good sign he will return to game action this week versus the Jets.
If Olsen does suit up this week he gets a great matchup in his return, according to our aFPA metric. The Jets are giving up an average of 4.5 receptions and 45.9 receiving yards to tight ends on the season. We have Olsen ranked as a top-10 TE in both standard and PPR formats, and have no issue rolling him out in our lineups if he's active this week.
Chappell: "Jacoby is playing better and better. He is in the concussion protocol – he had what’s been called a mild concussion. But he has been practicing, and I would expect him to play."
If Brissett does suit up, it will be his second time playing against the Titans this season. In the first meeting against them, he scored 13.98 fantasy points and finished as the fantasy QB14 for the week. The matchup is fantastic for Brissett and we have him ranked as our No. 17 QB for the week.
“Even when he might have been a little dinged up, he was still running good routes,” HC Jay Gruden said. “For whatever reason, he didn’t get the balls targeted to him as much as he should. The more he gets targeted, the more Jamison is going to make plays because he makes plays when he’s covered and when he’s not covered.”
“It’s always a good sign for me to be healthy,” Crowder said. “I’m just trying to continue to get better. Despite the season, I feel like I’ve been having, I’m just trying to go out and finish up the season strong.”
Crowder's season didn't get off to a strong start, but his production has picked up in the last three games he played, averaging 8 targets, 6.66 receptions, and 90 yards during that span.
With Jordan Reed and Terrelle Pryor being non-factors, and the team now having lost Chris Thompson for the season, Crowder should be even more involved in the Washington offense going forward. And he should be a factor in today's game against the Giants, where we have him ranked as a top-24 WR in both standard and PPR formats.
Justin Rogers of Detroit News tweeted out Stafford's Turkey Day stats from his past five Thanksgiving Day performances:
"59.8 completion percentage, 1,730 yards, 13 touchdowns and two interceptions with a 98.7 passer rating."
If we average out Stafford's Thanksgiving Day numbers, they work out to 346 passing yards, 2.6 touchdowns, and 0.4 interceptions. For fantasy purposes, that's an average of 23.44 standard fantasy points.
It's a somewhat difficult matchup for Stafford against the Vikings this week, according to our aFPA metric. We currently have him ranked as our No. 14 QB for the week, but if his Thanksgiving Day history repeats, he should be in for a decent fantasy outing.
Costello tweeted that Forte was at Jets practice today and that, "he ran some routes and appears to be moving well."
Forte hasn't seen the field since Week 9 and his return would turn the Jets' backfield into a three-man RBBC again with Bilal Powell and Elijah McGuire. We have Powell as the highest-ranked Jets RB in a super difficult matchup versus the Panthers. Check back later in the week to see an update to our rankings if Forte is deemed active.
Thursday, November 23, 2017, 11:12am
Thursday, November 23, 2017, 11:04am
After committing to Kizer for the rest of the season, Jackson wants his rookie QB to be more consistent.
“As the quarterback, regardless of how the game starts, you just have to be consistent, and you have to be who you are because the team kind of feeds off of you,” Jackson said. “I think he gets it. It’s a conversation we have had. I don’t think he’s doing it intentionally. I just think those things happen. There’s no question when you have success early, everything feels good. When you don’t, you’re not sure how things are going.
“But that’s when you really have to push through and have that focus about, ‘I’m going to do everything I can to get it going my way by making the plays that I need to make.’ It’s a lesson learned. All of the things that we’re talking about are little lessons for him week in and week out. There have been so many throughout this year that hopefully the growth will keep coming, and he’ll keep learning from these things.”
Kizer has had plenty of down moments this season—getting benched in games and losing his starting job to a now regularly inactive Kevin Hogan—but he's also had some ups. From a fantasy perspective, he's produced a few starting-quality performances and his four rushing touchdowns is tied for second-most in the league.
This week he faces the Bengals—the first team he gets to play against for the second time—so it will intriguing to see if he learned anything from their first meeting. The matchup is decent for Kizer, and if you're desperate for starting help in a 2QB/Superflex league his rushing abilities may bail you out, but he's only our 31st-ranked QB.
In his last two games, Williams has averaged 19 carries. He also caught 4 passes last week, and the Steelers have allowed a running back to catch 4+ passes against them five times this season.
We have Williams ranked as our No. 17 RB in PPR leagues and our No. 27 RB in standard leagues.
Redskins RB Samaje Perine (finger) is questionable, but is expected to play.
Cowboys K Dan Baliey (groin) is listed as questionable but is expected to return this week.
Cardinals HC Bruce Arians: None of the guys on IR have made expected progress in rehab, so as of today, no one is expected to return this season.
Related players: Davis Johnson, Carson Palmer
Straight from the horse's mouth. It does not appear that Johnson or Palmer will return this year.