He is dealing with a PCL sprain but it looks like he will be playing Sunday against the Titans. He was able to catch a touchdown last week against Denver but an injury like this takes explosiveness away from a player. Consider him a risky WR3 with upside.
With his neck injury behind him, Abdullah can focus on getting back in the good graces of head coach Jim Caldwell, who has included the running back among the inactives the past two games. Prior to the absence, Abdullah was averaging a career-worst 3.4 YPC, so the Lions rolled with Theo Riddick and Tion Green at running back. It remains to be seen if Abdullah will do enough this week to regain his perch at the top of the depth chart.
Melvin has missed the last two games with a dislocated metatarsal on his left hand, but his return to practice Tuesday is an encouraging sign for the defensive back on a short week. Should Melvin be able to put another practice session together on Wednesday, he could be set for a return to the field against the Broncos.
The will he or won't he return has reached its conclusion, as the Redskins have opted for the former with their No. 1 tight end. With a hamstring injury capping Reed to six games, he'll finish 2017 with career lows in receptions (27), targets (35) and receiving yards (211), while reaching the end zone twice. For the remainder of the campaign, Vernon Davis will be the most-utilized TE on the roster, but Niles Paul and even Jeremy Sprinkle should earn some reps.
After Monday night's struggles in the passing game without Rob Gronkowski (suspension), the Patriots will look to Britt to add some much-needed depth to their wide receiving corps. Britt was waived by Cleveland last Friday and went unclaimed on waivers Monday. In nine games with the Browns this season, Britt caught 18 passes for 233 yards and two touchdowns.
McCaffrey ended up on the Packers' practice squad in late October after being waived by Jacksonville, and the move to San Fransisco is likely a result of rookie wideout Victor Bolden going down with an ankle injury Sunday. Signing McCaffrey probably means that Bolden is set to miss time, but McCaffrey is not expected to be much of a factor in the passing game regardless.
Shaheen, the rookie, has been more involved in the Bears offense since a Week 9 bye. During that five-game span, he's reeled in 11 of 12 passes for 125 yards and two touchdowns. His usage may be a bit inconsistent behind starting tight end Dion Sims, but the end-zone visits are a nice payoff in the stretch run of the season. As for Shaheen's health, expect clarification on that front in advance of Saturday's contest at Detroit.
Since Mitchell Trubisky took the reins of the offense Week 5, Wright has been consistently targeted, but his catch rate (54.3 percent) and yards per target (6.2) prior to Sunday's 10-reception, 107-yard performance left much to be desired. Assuming his health checks out by week's end, Wright will aim to make sure the outburst wasn't an aberration Saturday against the Lions' 27th-ranked pass defense.
While this was certainly a disappointing performance for Stills, he's still a big part of the Miami passing game and has taken over the deep role from DeVante Parker. Stills could be a risky fantasy play, however, for the next two weeks as Miami will play at Buffalo and Kansas City. Those aren't the two friendliest of road venues to visit in December. The Chiefs have been one of the easiest matchups for fantasy wide receivers, though, so good weather conditions could prove beneficial for his statistical upside.
Those numbers were the best for Parker since Week 10 at Carolina when had had six receptions for 66 yards. With Jay Cutler behind center, Parker was thought to have been the main beneficiary as his speed would match up well with Cutler's arm strength. That hasn't materialized this season, however, as the Dolphins are still searching for answers as to why Parker has performed so poorly for a majority of the season.
Five days after Coleman suffered the injury in Thursday's win over the Saints, the running back is still dealing with concussion-like symptoms. With Atlanta not scheduled to play again until Monday night in Tampa Bay, Coleman still has plenty of time to be medically cleared, but his status for the week is still in question until that time comes.
Lang has sat out practices in each of the last two weeks, but he has still managed to be active for each of the last two games, so there shouldn't be much concern regarding the offensive lineman's health.
Morse is still feeling the effects of a foot injury that held him out of Sunday's game against the Raiders. The center should be considered day-to-day until the team releases its official injury report for Saturday's game against the Chargers.
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