Romo will not be rushed back as the veteran QB has struggled to stay healthy and also this gives the Cowboys a chance to quell any controversy talks with Dak Prescott. It's becoming more and more likely that we don't see Romo as a starter for the Cowboys.
Since taking over as the starting strong safety Week 11 for Tyvon Branch (torn ACL), Baker has been a force, racking up 33 tackles (27 solo), two forced fumbles, one fumble recovery and one interception in four games. With a thigh injury in tow, Baker's health is now one to monitor as the weekend approaches.
There were no indications that Thielen was hurting following Sunday's 105-yard, one-touchdown effort in a loss to the Panthers, so it's presumed that his limitations Wednesday were primarily for maintenance-related reasons. Assuming Thielen gains clearance to suit up Week 15 against the Bengals, he'll take aim against a banged-up Cincinnati defense that surrendered 25 completions and 271 passing yards last week to Bears rookie Mitch Trubisky, who had previously surpassed the 200-yard barrier in just one of his previous eight starts.
Hill leads all Saints tight ends in offensive snap count in 2017, earning 52.1 percent versus 48.3 percent for Michael Hoomanawanui and 31.7 percent for Coby Fleener. Because Fleener is out for the season due to a concussion, Hill is the best bet to get in the act weekly as a receiver. However, he's posted more than 20 yards in a given game twice in 13 games this season, so he doesn't hold much sway in the fantasy realm.
Bernard should be available for Sunday's road game against the Vikings, but his Week 15 fantasy upside largely hinges on the status of fellow running back Joe Mixon, who is in the NFL's concussion protocol and did not practice Wednesday.
Bradberry played 72 of 74 possible defensive snaps Sunday. His pick was clutch, coming at the Panthers' 25-yard line while the Vikings were looking to chip into an 11-point deficit. The second-year pro is averaging 5.1 tackles per game this season, and the Packers, who will likely be eager to air it out with a healthy Aaron Rodgers, are coming to town in Week 15.
Though Kroft was on the field for 45 of 54 snaps on offense in this past Sunday's 33-7 loss to the Bears, he did not catch a pass in the contest. That's two straight quiet fantasy efforts for the tight end, who looks like a TD-dependent dart Sunday against the Vikings, that is if he is able bounce back quickly from his hamstring issue.
Having missed the Cardinals' last three games while battling turf toe, Brown will likely need to upgrade from a limited to full practice participant before the end of the week in order for the team to sign off on him playing Sunday against the Redskins. Brown should settle back into a top-three role in the Cardinals' wideout corps once given the green light to dress, but he's far from a reliable fantasy option with Blaine Gabbert running the offense. In his lone game with Gabbert at the helm in Week 11 against a weak Texans pass defense, Brown managed three catches for 18 yards on six targets.
Ginn has had a handful of spectacular efforts this season, namely a seven-catch, 141-yard performance at Green Bay in Week 7. Lately, though, his name hasn't been called much, as evidenced by four receptions (on five targets) for 37 yards over the last two games. The rib issue may have hindered Ginn, but his share of the snap count was in line with his season-long workload. Fortunately for the veteran wideout, he has a pair of practices to put any questions about his health to rest.
Per Jeremy Fowler of ESPN.com, Bryant had a personal situation to tend to and will return to the team Thursday. Bryant was on the field for 80 percent of the Steelers' snaps on offense in this past Sunday's 39-38 win over the Ravens, en route to catching six passes (on 10 targets) for 33 yards.
After suffering a concussion last Thursday in Atlanta, Kamara first tweeted and then outright stated he wouldn't miss any time, per Katzenstein. An uninhibited session Wednesday is a step in the right direction, but such a development doesn't mean Kamara has emerged from the protocol for head injuries. Until he gains clearance from an independent neurologist, he won't be allowed to suit up Sunday versus the Jets. That said, Kamara has plenty of time to pass this final hurdle.
McDonald hauled in four of his six targets in Sunday's 39-38 win over the Ravens, while logging 35 out of a possible 89 snaps on offense. That said, Jesse James was the more productive Pittsburgh TE in the shootout, catching 10 of his 12 targets for 97 yards, while seeing action on 71 snaps. As long as James is in the mix, McDonald is only worth a look in deeper fantasy formats heading into the Steelers' Week 15 game against the Patriots.
According to Jeff Zrebiec of the Baltimore Sun, Collins' issues with migraines are long-standing. However, the second-year back has appeared in 12 straight games and doesn't appear to be in danger of missing Baltimore's upcoming clash with Cleveland. Zrebiec adds that measures such as Collins' dark visor have helped keep the symptoms at bay. As it stands, Collins remains on track to play in Week 15, where he'll have a chance to extend his touchdown streak to five games.
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