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Donte Deayon Headshot

Deayon was diagnosed with a broken right forearm after exiting Thursday's 20-10 loss to the Redskins, Art Stapleton of The Bergen Record reports.

Deayon also injured his jaw in the contest, but the broken forearm is the greater concern for the first-year cornerback, whose season is most likely over. The Boise State product has made four appearances for the Giants in 2017, collecting 10 tackles and one pass breakup.
9:21 am (EST)
Jaylon Smith Headshot

Smith recorded a team-high eight tackles in Thursday's 28-6 loss to the Chargers.

It was his highest total since Week 4. Smith is no longer in the starting lineup, even with Sean Lee (hamstring) sidelined, but if he continues making plays he'll see his snap count start trending back up at the expense of veteran Justin Durant.
9:13 am (EST)
Jason Witten Headshot

Witten caught all seven of his targets for 44 yards in Thursday's 28-6 loss to the Chargers.

He was once again Dak Prescott's favorite checkdown option, but the aging tight end wasn't able to do much with the ball after the catch. Witten's erratic target volume -- he's alternated games of seven targets and one target over the last month -- make him a risky fantasy play even in PPR formats, but with injuries mounting on the Cowboys' offensive line, his role could become steadier down the stretch as Prescott finds himself with less time in the pocket.
9:10 am (EST)
Matthew Stafford Headshot

Stafford said Thursday that his right ankle was "not 100 percent" after he injured it during the Lions' 30-23 loss to the Vikings, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports.

Stafford hurt his ankle early in the fourth quarter on his 43-yard touchdown pass to Marvin Jones, with the injury seemingly derailing the Lions' comeback effort. Though he remained in the contest, Stafford completed only three of six passes for seven yards the rest of the way, with his final third-down pass proving especially costly, as he overthrew an open Golden Tate on what was essentially a game-sealing interception. Though his Thanksgiving Day ended on a sour note, Stafford indicated that he expects to be "alright" for the Week 13 matchup with the Ravens, with the nine full off days in between games surely helping his cause.
9:07 am (EST)
Terrance Williams Headshot

Williams caught four of five targets for 54 yards in Thursday's 28-6 loss to the Chargers.

Aside from a 38-yard grab in the fourth quarter when the Cowboys were trying to mount a desperate comeback, Williams and the entire passing game were ineffective on the day. It still resulted in his third best yardage total of the season, which speaks to how risky a fantasy play the 27-year-old is right now, especially with Dak Prescott having the worst stretch of his career.
9:06 am (EST)
Jay Cutler Headshot

The Dolphins maintain hope that Cutler will be removed from the NFL's concussion protocol Friday or Saturday, putting him on track to start Sunday's game against the Patriots, Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald reports.

Despite being in the protocol, Cutler was able to throw some passes at Thursday's practice, though backup Matt Moore took reps with the first-team offense. It sounds as though Cutler is progressing as well as the Dolphins had anticipated from the concussion, so the expectation is that he'll increase his activity Friday and potentially receive the green light for the Week 12 matchup later in the day or Saturday. Before his departure in the Week 11 loss to the Buccaneers, Cutler was enduring his worst outing of the season -- he completed six of 12 attempts for 83 yards, a touchdown and an interception -- but had played well prior to that, amassing 813 passing yards and a 9:3 TD:INT over his preceding four contests. He'll draw a favorable matchup against a Patriots passing defense that ranks last in the NFL with 282 yards allowed per game.
9:00 am (EST)
Dez Bryant Headshot

Bryant caught three of five targets for 37 yards in Thursday's 28-6 loss to the Chargers.

It was his lowest target volume since Week 3, and Bryant has now failed to score a touchdown in five straight games, the longest in-season scoring slump of his career. With injuries mounting on the Cowboys' offensive line and Dak Prescott in a funk, Bryant's opportunities to break out of his own slump could remain limited.
9:00 am (EST)
Alfred Morris Headshot

Morris carried the ball nine times for 36 yards and caught his only target for 13 yards in Thursday's 28-6 loss to the Chargers.

The 13-yard grab was the longest play from scrimmage by any Cowboys RB on the day. Morris seems to be falling into a time share with Rod Smith, as coach Jason Garrett rides the hot, or even the lukewarm, hand in his backfield in an effort to spark the offense, but with injuries mounting on the offensive line and Dak Prescott unable to make anything happen in the passing game, Morris' fantasy value would be murky even if he did have the starting job to himself.
8:56 am (EST)
Rod Smith Headshot

Smith carried the ball nine times for 41 yards and the Cowboys' lone touchdown in Thursday's 28-6 loss to the Chargers.

He also caught both his targets for seven yards. Smith was slightly more effective than Alfred Morris on the day, although neither back had a run of 10 or more yards and the Dallas ground game lost what little momentum it had once right guard Zack Martin left the game with a concussion. The third-yard back has seen a steady increase in his workload since Ezekiel Elliott (suspension) was removed from the equation, but the Cowboys' current offensive funk puts a ceiling on Smith's fantasy value even if he were able to wrest the starting RB job away from Morris.
8:52 am (EST)
Dak Prescott Headshot

Prescott completed 20 of 27 passes for 179 yards and two interceptions in Thursday's 28-6 loss to the Chargers.

He did have a long TD run called back due to a holding penalty, but otherwise Prescott was once again ineffective, and the Cowboys' offense seems to have fallen completely apart without Ezekiel Elliott. The second-year QB will get a few extra days to try and figure out how to turn things around before Week 13's home tilt against Washington.
8:39 am (EST)
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