With Spencer Ware out this week due to a concussion and Jamaal Charles on IR, it leaves the door open for Charcandrick West to be the workhorse against the Jaguars. He should be a solid RB 1 this week.
Davis finished second on the team in targets to Delanie Walker's nine, but his receiving yardage total was only good for fifth. While the rookie showed tremendous body control on a 15-yard sideline catch to set up a Marcus Mariota rushing touchdown in the first quarter, Mariota's erratic day through the air prevented Davis from making any more exciting plays. It's clear the potential is there, and the fifth-overall pick could still end up being a difference-maker down the stretch if he and Mariota can get on the same page.
Joseph said earlier in the week the Lynch (shoulder), is finally healthy enough to play after sitting out much of the year with an injury suffered in Week 3 of the preseason. The Broncos pretty much have to win out to have a solid shot at the postseason. Following the team's next loss, it won't make much sense to proceed with Brock Osweiler or Trevor Siemian as the team has yet to get an extended look at last year's first-round pick and head into an offseason where many established veterans might be available. If that's the logic, it makes sense to dress Lynch over Siemian in case the Broncos fall behind earlier -- accelerating the clock for Lynch's arrival.
Jackson has received at least one touch on offense in three consecutive weeks, and he's been effective with 55 yards on five carries over that span. He was matched up with fellow USC rookie JuJu Smith-Schuster for much of the night, holding him to just four catches for 47 yards. Jackson's defensive game is improving every week, and his explosiveness with the ball in his hands is already elite.
Byard missed his first snaps of the season Thursday when he tended to a minor shoulder injury, but he was able to return and play the remaining 73 defensive snaps. It was Byard's lowest fantasy performance of the season, yet playing in Pittsburgh at night is never an easy task. Look for him to right the ship as the Titans head to Indy in Week 12.
While the Falcons aren't yet ready to rule him out, Freeman's concussion history makes it likely he'll miss at least one game, even with the Falcons playing on Monday Night Football. He may be ruled out on the final injury report if he doesn't manage some form of practice Saturday. Tevin Coleman is in line to act as the lead back Monday in Seattle, with Terron Ward (knee) handling the backup gig. Freeman suffered a concussion this August and also had one in November 2015.
While he'll likely only be a limited participant, Friday's return puts Jones on track for Monday's road game against the Seahawks. He was also held out of practice until Friday last week and ended up catching six of eight targets for 57 yards in Sunday's 27-7 win over Dallas. Jones caught seven passes for 139 yards and a touchdown in Seattle early last season, and that was with Richard Sherman (Achilles) in the lineup.
Decker was given the opportunity to throw the ball on a 2nd-and-goal play from the seven-yard line, but wisely threw it away to avoid getting tackled in the backfield after Pittsburgh successfully sniffed out the trick play. The veteran wide receiver has still topped 50 yards only once this season.
Palmer's salary carries a $12.5 million cap hit next season and includes a $1.5 million roster bonus that will be guaranteed five days after the Super Bowl, so it's expected that the soon-to-be 38-year-old will inform the Cardinals of his intentions by that point. For now, Palmer said that he's focusing on rehabbing his broken left arm and returning from injured reserve this season, with the earliest date he could be activated coming in advance of the Cardinals' Week 16 game Dec. 24 against the Giants. It's still too early in the rehab process to determine if a 2017 return is feasible for Palmer, given that he has yet to have his cast removed following surgery.
After Fitzgerald's yards-per-reception mark dipped to a career-worst 9.6 in 2016, the 34-year-old has bounced back a bit this season, hauling in 60 passes for 677 yards (11.3 average) and three touchdowns through nine games. Though the 10-time Pro Bowler is on the downside of his career, Fitzgerald is still quite clearly the Cardinals' No. 1 wideout, and would likely maintain that role if he elects to play again in 2018. Fitzgerald had previously contemplated retirement last offseason, but the contract extension presumably indicates that he plans to play at least one more season.
Santos served as the Chiefs' kicker the last three seasons and opened the 2017 campaign with Kansas City, converting all three of his field-goal attempts and all 12 of his extra-point tries in three games before he was waived/injured by the team Sept. 30 while he was dealing with an adductor strain of his groin. Though he's now believed to be fully healthy, the Bears likely weren't motivated to make a change at kicker after Connor Barth submitted his best performance of the season in the Week 10 loss to Green Bay, converting field-goal tries from 45, 44 and 49 yards amid soggy conditions. With the injury behind him, Santos could end up latching on elsewhere before long, given that he was one of the league's better kickers in 2016, ranking fifth in the NFL with an 88.6 percent success rate on field goals while garnering touchbacks on 55.8 percent of his kickoffs.
Fournette was limited at the Jaguars' first two practices of the week, which did not seem like much cause for concern. However, his absence Friday firmly puts his availability for Week 11 into question. Expect the Jaguars to provide more details regarding Fournette's status after Friday's practice comes to a close.
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