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Steelers signed DE Joe Kruger to their practice squad.

Just picking up a little defensive line depth here coming out of the Week 12 bye. It is unlikely that Kruger advances any further with the team.
Analyst: Howard Bender  View Profile

24 Nov, 09:29 AMSource

Ryan Fitzpatrick is expected to return to a starting role after QB Ryan Mallett suffered a pectoral injury in Week 12.

After a weak start and a rapidly declining completion percentage, Fitzpatrick was replaced after leading the Texans to a 4-5 start. He'll now see another opportunity as the club isn't ready to give the reins over to third-stringer Tom Savage. Fitzpatrick was averaging just 217.7 passing yards per game with a total of just 11 touchdowns to eight interceptions. This doesn't really affect the value of the surrounding players much as Mallett wasn't exactly helping them to light the stat sheet up.
Analyst: Howard Bender  View Profile

24 Nov, 09:00 AMSource

Drew Stanton (ankle) said his ankle got rolled in the late in the fourth quarter of Sunday's game. He said he was fine, and would have played if the team got the ball back.

This should be something to keep an eye on throughout the week. The Cardinals face a soft Atlanta defense next week, but that doesn't mean they want Logan Thomas under center for it. They may keep Stanton limited early in the week and get him back to full practice after the Thanksgiving holiday. Should Stanton be out, the value of the Cardinals receivers takes a hit.
Analyst: Howard Bender  View Profile

24 Nov, 08:54 AMSource

Kansas City Chiefs sign Nick Williams off the Steelers practice squad.

With Kevin Vickerson dealing with a calf issue and not much depth to be had, the Chiefs make a move here to bolster the defensive line. How much time on the field he actually sees is not yet known, but his addition does nothing to the fantasy realm.
Analyst: Howard Bender  View Profile

24 Nov, 08:37 AMSource

Danny Trevathan (knee) is targeting Week 14 for his return.

Travathan suffered a cracked bone just above his left knee back in Week 6 and has been on injured reserve/designated to return. While he would provide some nice depth to the Denver linebacker corps, just how effective he will be is yet to be seen. It is most likely that they ease him back into action.
Analyst: Howard Bender  View Profile

24 Nov, 08:35 AMSource

Brandon McManus made one-of-two field goals and four-of-four extra points in the Broncos' 39-36 win over the Dolphins on Sunday.

McManus missed from 33 and hit from 38. He's only nine-of-13 on the season with a long of 44 yards despite playing in Denver's thin air. There are almost certainly better kicking options available in most leagues.
Analyst: Paul Moses  View Profile

24 Nov, 04:45 AM

Chris Harris had five solo tackles and a pass defensed in the Broncos' 39-36 win over the Dolphins on Sunday.

The Denver defense struggled on Sunday, allowing 36 points to Miami at home with only one sack and one turnover. What started the season as a fearsome unit has shown some slippage over the last few weeks and no longer ranks among the league's elite.
Analyst: Paul Moses  View Profile

24 Nov, 04:44 AM

Demaryius Thomas caught 10-of-13 passes for 87 yards and three touchdowns in the Broncos' 39-36 win over the Dolphins on Sunday.

Thomas made up for four weeks without a touchdown all at once by grabbing three on Sunday. He now has 1,192 yards and nine touchdowns on the season, making him one of the league's most prolific receivers.
Analyst: Paul Moses  View Profile

24 Nov, 04:42 AM

Emmanuel Sanders caught nine-of-13 passes for 125 yards in the Broncos' 39-36 win over the Dolphins on Sunday.

It was nice to see Sanders back on the field after a concussion knocked him out of last week's game against the Rams. This was his seventh 100 yard game of the year and put him over 1,000 yards for the season.
Analyst: Paul Moses  View Profile

24 Nov, 04:40 AM

Nick Novak made two-of-two field goals and three-of-three extra points in the Chargers' 27-24 win over the Rams on Sunday.

Novak was perfect after missing his first field goal of the season last week, and even made one from 48 yards. He's as steady a kicker as there is in the league today.
Analyst: Paul Moses  View Profile

24 Nov, 04:39 AM

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