Saints shopping RB Pierre Thomas and WR Lance Moore to other teams, per sources, and even could be open to trading RB Darren Sproles also.
Wow. The Saints can't be thinking of blowing up their offense, can they? Moore is a Drew Brees favorite, but he's simply not a consistent threat. Sproles is a nice player to have, but the fact is that Thomas can catch the ball very well out of the bakcfield and he's about five times the all-around back that Sproles is. It will be interested to see what happens, especially in the backfield, since Mark Ingram finally showed some nice work late in the year. ANALYST: Ray Flowers
Coach Jeff Fisher says if Chase Keenum passes concussion protocol he's starting Week 12.
It is a questionable decision by Fisher to start Keenum after he sustained a concussion on Sunday in a horrific performance against the Ravens (See previous post). This is definitely a sign that Keenum has a significant margin of error as the Rams' starting quarterback. Each NFL player is different in the timetable it takes to pass the concussion protocol. Some players are able to pass the protocol within one week and it has taken other players multiple weeks to pass the protocol. Check Fantasy Alarm this week to see if Keenum passes the concussion protocol. He is not a recommended fantasy option if he is able to play on Sunday against the Bengals. Analysis: Noah Weintraub
Jeff Teague (ankle) is starting for the Hawks on Tuesday.
Teague played in Saturday's game against the Cavaliers and he started the second half of that game. In 12 games this season, he is averaging 16.8 points, shooting 41.3% from the field, 6.3 assists, 2.8 rebounds and 1.3 steals. Teague is definitely a player to consider starting at the point guard position for Tuesday's games in daily leagues. Mark Kaplan has suggested that daily league players should start Isaiah Thomas, Deron WIlliams, D'Angelo Russell or Stephen Curry at the point guard position. Analysis: Noah Weintraub
Rams coach Jeff Fisher said QB Case Keenum did not participate in Tuesday's light practice, but it's possible he will do some things Wednesday.
In Keenum's first NFL start of the 2015 season, he completed 12-of-26 passes for 136 yards, threw one touchdown against zero interceptions and he had a 75.2 passer rating. The Ravens defeated the Rams in that game, but there has been a lot of criticism toward Rams' head coach Jeff Fisher for leaving Keenum in the game after he appeared to sustain a concussion. Keenum was diagnosed with a concussion and he has to pass the concussion protocol before being cleared to play in Sunday's game against the Bengals. It is unknown if Fisher would start Keenum on Sunday after the horrific performance against the Ravens or if Fisher will decide to revert back to Foles as his starting quarterback. Check Fantasy Alarm this week to see if Keenum practices and what Fole's role will be on Sunday. Neither quarterback is a recommended fantasy option against the Bengals. Analysis: Noah Weintraub
Nene (calf) will play Tuesday against the Pacers.
Hilario's last game against the Pistons on Saturday was his best game of the season as he scored 18 points, shot 90% from the field, grabbed seven rebounds, dished out two assists and he had two steals. However, in nine games this season, Hilario is averaging 8.2 points, shooting 57.7% from the field, 5.3 rebounds, two assists and less than one steal per game. He is not a recommended start in any fantasy league for Tuesday. Mark Kaplan has suggested that daily league players should start Blake Griffin, Darrell Arthur, Kris Humphries or Paul Millsap at the power forward position for Tuesday's games. Analysis: Noah Weintraub
Taiwan Jones (knee) did not practice on Tuesday.
Jones sustained a knee injury in Sunday's defeat to the Lions and it caused him to exit the game. In eight games this season, Jones has 21 total offensive touches for 181 yards and a touchdown along with 19 returns for 471 yards and one fumble recovery. Jerry McDonald, a beat writer for Oakland Tribune/Bay Area Newspaper Group, tweeted on Monday, "Raiders coach Jack Del Rio says Lee Smith should be back, ready to roll this week. Not sure about Rodney Hudson, Taiwan Jones, Neiron Ball." Consider Jones questionable for Sunday's game against the Titans and check Fantasy Alarm this week to see if he participates in practice. Jones only has fantasy value in deep IDP leagues where defensive players receive points for return yards. Analysis: Noah Weintraub
Jets tried out RB Kendall Hunter, TE Rob Housler and DL Tim Jamison on Tuesday.
Surprisingly, Hunter is only 27-years-old even though he has not played in a NFL game since 2013. In four seasons with the 49ers (2011-2014), he played in 43 games and he had 262 carries for 1202 yards along with 27 catches for 268 yards and seven total touchdowns. The Jets are most likely scouting to see if Hunter could be productive on their team. It is unknown at this time how much interest the Jets have in signing him. If he is signed, he would be signed to their practice squad. He has no fantasy value. Analysis: Noah Weintraub
Laron Landry has been suspended from the NFL indefinitely.
It is not a surprise that the NFL suspended Landry indefinitely after the 10-game suspension he received in the offseason for violating the league's policy against performance-enhancing drugs (PED's). In addition to that suspension, there was a picture of him in the gym earlier this year where he looked like he took a lot of PED's. The NFL has not announced why they suspended him indefinitely, but it is most likely due to Landy's PED use. It is unlikely that a NFL team will sign the 31-year-old, one-time Pro Bowler if and when he is ruled eligible to play in the NFL again. In eight seasons, he played in 103 games and he posted 616 combined tackles, 10 forced fumbles, eight sacks, four fumble recoveries and one defensive touchdown. Analysis: Noah Weintraub
Dolphins released CB Zack Bowman.
Bowman has played in the NFL for three different teams since he entered the league in 2008. In 10 games for the Dolphins this season, he had two tackles and one interceptions. Teams might consider trying to sign him to their practice squad since he has 13 interceptions in 99 career games (28 starts). He has no fantasy value in IDP leagues. Analysis: Noah Weintraub
Raiders cut LB Ray-Ray Armstrong.
Armstrong had recorded 21 combined tackles, one sack and he had a fumble recovery in 10 games this season for the Raiders. He has played in 41 games in his four-year career; two years with the Raiders and two years with the Raiders. He is not a fantasy option in any IDP leagues. Analysis: Noah Weintraub