Ty Montgomery was listed as questionable this week. Him coming off the injury report is great news for the Packers. The Packers face the Colts who rank 28th in points allowed to running backs. The last time Montgomery was fully healthy (Week 7), he averaged 6.7 yards on nine carries. This makes Montgomery a great value option in daily and usable in season long leagues.
As is fellow wideout Mike Williams (knee), giving the Chargers a quartet of capable wideouts in Week 12, with Keenan Allen and Tyrell Williams also in the mix. Benjamin has displayed some play-making ability this season, but he's a hit-or-miss fantasy option Thursday, with no shortage of pass-catching options on hand for QB Philip Rivers.
Nugent is yielding kicking duties to Dan Bailey, who has overcome a groin injury to end a four-game stretch of DNPs. Assuming Bailey doesn't falter or suffer another ailment, Nugent is a candidate to be released in the coming days.
As the Cowboys enter a third game without the suspended Ezekiel Elliott, McFadden will remain in street clothes for the second game in a row. Without an injury to Alfred Morris or Rod Smith, McFadden is unlikely to make an appearance before Elliott returns in Week 16.
As is Travis Benjamin (abdomen), with both players profiling as speculative Week 12 fantasy plays while working in a crowded Chargers pass-catching corps. Williams did record career-highs in catches (five), targets (eight) and receiving yards (38) in this past Sunday's 54-24 win over the Bills, but the 2017 first-rounder will need to string together some productive outings before his upside translates into fantasy reliability.
Dak Prescott's safety blanket will return at left tackle as the Cowboys navigate through life without stud running back Ezekiel Elliott. Smith's presence should help Prescott avoid the indignity of 12 sacks combined during his two-game absence.
Bailey backed up his prediction of a return, which was partly based on his ability to hit field goals before Sunday's loss to the Eagles. Ending a four-game absence, he'll supplant Mike Nugent, who handled all kicking duty in the meantime.
Matthews' status is thus worth tracking as Sunday's 1:00 ET kickoff against the Colts approaches. What he's able to do at Friday's practice will be telling with regard to the wideout's Week 12 status. Matthews hauled in five of six targets for 113 yards and a TD in the Titans' Week 11 loss to the Steelers.
Doss failed to play a significant role for the Broncos this season after appearing in six games and recording four tackles with Denver last year. The defensive back will likely go unclaimed and end up as a free agent.
Jones' promotion comes after linebacker Leonard Floyd was placed on injured reserve. With the Bears' linebacking unit plagued with injuries, it's possible Jones could ultimately see some snaps, but he's expected to play a reserve role on defense early on.
King followed up limited practices last week with inactive status Sunday versus the Ravens. Now with an uninhibited session under his belt, he brings the Packers' cornerback ranks to full strength outside of those players on IR or the PUP list. If Damarious Randall and Davon House man the two outside spots Sunday at Pittsburgh, King will take over the slot.
As expected, Floyd's season is officially over after he was diagnosed with MCL and PCL sprains in his right knee and the linebacker will undergo surgery within the week. Floyd's absence will leave a gap within the Bears' defensive front and they'll use his roster spot to promote linebacker Howard Jones to their active roster.
Thomas signed with the Chiefs a week and a half ago, but he has now been waived by the team for the second time since the start of the season. He was being used as a backup nose tackle with limited usage in Kansas City.
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