While Kessler starting for Cleveland hurts the fantasy value of the Browns skill players, it makes the most sense for the organization in real life. They need to get a look at what they have and evaluate Kessler as a potential option moving forward. The 37-year-old Josh McCown clearly isn't a long term option. Kessler will have the benefit of Corey Coleman returning this week and combined with a decent running game, could find moderate success down the stretch.
Webster was removed from Sunday's visit to Minnesota due to a concussion, but only a few days removed from picking up the injury, he appears to be progressing through the protocol for head injuries. As evidence, head coach Sean McVay told Rich Hammond of the Los Angeles Daily News that "all things are going in a positive direction" with Webster's recovery. An appearance at practice Thursday or Friday would lend further credence to McVay's claims.
Amerson has missed each of the past three games due to an undisclosed foot injury. He doesn't appear to be on track to return in time for Sunday's game against the Broncos, but still has an opportunity to return to practice Thursday and Friday.
Dunbar and knee concerns have gone hand in hand throughout his career. The primary reason he's played in 56 of a possible 90 contests to date, his absence Wednesday isn't an encouraging sign. On the other hand, the Rams may be giving Dunbar the day off as a precautionary measure. As a result, his activity level should be monitored closely as the weekend approaches to gauge his chances to spell Todd Gurley against the Saints on Sunday.
Byard injured his shoulder in last Thursday's loss to the Steelers but didn't miss any snaps and was expected to be good to go for Week 12. The 24-year-old will hope to continue his breakout season against the Colts on Sunday.
Orakpo suffered a minor leg injury in last Thursday's loss to the Steelers, but was never really expected to miss any time. The 31-year-old has only 2.5 sacks on the season and will hope to add to his total against the Colts this week.
Wagner missed a Week 9 practice due to a hamstring injury and was eventually deemed questionable for the ensuing game. That said, he proceeded to post his third double-digit tackle outing of the season, racking up 12 in a home loss to the Redskins. Due to his standing as the NFL's second-leading tackler with 92, Wagner's status is worth watching as the week goes on.
In his third season with the Seahawks, Graham's red-zone prowess is beginning to mimic that of his time with the Saints. In particular, he's scored seven touchdowns over the last six games, during which he's been targeted 18 times in the red zone. Regarding his health, Graham has appeared on the injury report almost weekly this season, so his availability for Sunday's game at San Francisco isn't really in question, unless he doesn't log a full practice by week's end.
Hali continues to deal with complications and swelling from his previous knee injury, and that kept him out in Week 11. The Chiefs will likely need to get a full practice out of Hali before they're comfortable putting him on the game field, and their pass rush could be useful against mobile Bills' QB Tyrod Taylor.
Being able to practice in some capacity bodes well for Bailey's chances of playing against the Bills on Sunday. However, with just 29 tackles (17 solo) and two sacks on the season, fantasy owners won't be lining up to start him if he's healthy.
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