Wilson has been battling injuries all year so to hear this has to be good for fantasy owners. He has been very disappointing this season so far. That being said Wilson has always been great down the stretch of the season so hopefully he starts providing some fantasy points for owners who haven't dropped him yet.
Melvin demonstrated some progress in his recovery from the hand injury by practicing in a limited fashion Tuesday and Wednesday, but the lack of a full session likely prevented him from gaining clearance to play on a short week. With Pierre Desir (shoulder) on injured reserve and Nate Hairston (concussion) set to join Melvin on the inactive list Thursday, the Colts could be quite vulnerable in the secondary.
Kelly was listed as a full participant in Tuesday's practice, but his failure to take the field in any capacity Wednesday suggests that he may have hit a setback in his recovery from the concussion. With Kelly still in the NFL's protocol and now set to miss his third straight game, Mike Person is expected to pick up another start at center.
As head coach Chuck Pagano hinted earlier this week, Moncrief will miss his second straight contest with the ankle injury, with the Colts' quick turnaround between games not offering the wideout enough time to heal up. Pagano expressed optimism that Moncrief might be able to play Week 16 against the Ravens, but with only two outings of more than 60 receiving yards on his 2017 ledger, the fourth-year player doesn't make for an especially enticing option during the fantasy playoffs.
Gore was held out of Tuesday's practice with the hand issue, but it was always believed his day off was for maintenance purposes more than anything else after he logged a season-high 36 carries for 130 yards in a cold, snowy loss to the Bills on Sunday. The running back's return to full practice Wednesday clears up any concern about his status on the short week, though it wouldn't be surprising if head coach Chuck Pagano sprinkled youngster Marlon Mack into the backfield mix more liberally Thursday to avoid overworking Gore.
Shepard has been a beacon of health for the Panthers this season, but the departure of Kelvin Benjamin hasn't yielded much in terms of production. In five games with the altered reality, Shepard has been blanked three times while combining for six receptions (on 12 targets) for 69 yards in the other two contests. If he sheds the designation by the end of the week, he'll attempt to exploit the Packers' 24th-ranked pass defense Sunday.
The cornerback likely sustained the injury in Sunday's overtime loss to the Packers, during which Taylor finished with three tackles. It's too early to predict if the foot issue will prevent him from taking part in the Week 15 matchup with the Ravens, but Taylor's lack of turnover production -- he's recorded no interceptions and one forced fumble in 13 games this season -- will probably keep him off the IDP radar in any case.
After recording a career-high 74 receiving yards and a touchdown in Week 13 against the Chargers, Njoku had a disappointing follow-up effort in Sunday's overtime loss to the Packers, hauling in just one reception for three yards. It appears he may have gotten nicked up in the contest as well, though neither injury is believed to be anything overly significant. Njoku is officially listed as third on the Browns' depth chart at tight end, but he and Seth DeValve are the clear top pass-catching options at the position, despite the blocking-minded Randall Telfer being listed ahead of them in the pecking order.
Ailments have plagued Ertz during the second half of the season, forcing two absences and only one outing with more than 25 yards in five chances to suit up. Earlier Wednesday, he received clearance from the concussion protocol and will thus begin preparation for Sunday's road matchup with the Giants, who he torched for eight catches, 55 yards and one touchdown Week 3.
Hazel will take the spot of fellow receiver Bryce Treggs, who was waived Wednesday in a corresponding move. The Browns likely wouldn't have added Hazel to the 53-man roster if his injury was a serious concern, so it shouldn't impact his availability for Sunday's game against the Ravens. Instead, Hazel's low standing on the depth chart and lack of familiarity with the playbook will likely prove to be more significant obstacles to him earning an active status for the contest.
Moore hasn't seen the field in any capacity since starting in the Dolphins' Week 12 loss to New England in place of a concussed Jay Cutler. With Cutler having since returned to start the last two games and leading the team to comfortable wins over the Broncos and Patriots, Moore isn't expected to get another trial as the starter over the Dolphins' final three contests even if he makes a full recovery from the foot injury.
Britt, who signed a two-year contract with the Patriots, adds depth and size (6-foot-3, 223 pounds) to the team's receiving corps, but it's unrealistic to expect an immediate fantasy splash from the 29-year-old. Brandin Cooks, Chris Hogan and Danny Amendola continue to head New England's wideout corps, so Britt's main competition for snaps, once he gets up to speed with the playbook, will be current No. 4 WR Phillip Dorsett.
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