08 December 2023The Pats cut Montgomery to make room for linebacker Christian Elliss. They claimed Elliss off waivers after the Eagles cut him earlier this week. Montgomery got a few snaps at backup running back over the past few weeks. That role will now fall to JaMychal Hasty. Given Montgomery’s specials teams utility, he should be able to find a new team or at least a practice squad soon.
08 December 2023Kyle Shanahan told reporters on Wednesday that Armstead was unlikely to suit up for Week 14. He did not practice this week before being ruled out. Armstead attempted to play through the foot issue versus the Eagles last week but tweaked his knee in the process and will now miss some time. He has five sacks and four TFLs so far this year.
08 December 2023Raiders interim head coach Antonio Pierce said on Friday that he expects Crosby to play. A knee injury held Crosby out of the first two practices to start the week, but he was able to get in a limited session on Friday and sounds like he’ll be ready to go. In addition to Crosby, the Raiders also listed CB Brandon Facyson (shin) and LB Kana’i Mauga (knee) as questionable for Week 14.
08 December 2023Mitchell did not practice this week after suffering the knee injury in the team’s Week 13 win over the Eagles. Kyle Shanahan told reporters after the game that Mitchell was just sore, though that appears to be a bit of an understatement. In his absence, Jordan Mason will handle the RB2 duties. That won’t mean much in the way of touches for Mason, so he can remain off fantasy rosters for now.
08 December 2023Miller missed two games with the same shoulder injury earlier this season but returned in Week 12. He apparently suffered a setback in his return, as he was unable to practice after the team’s Week 13 bye and has since been ruled out. Jermaine Eluemunor is listed behind Miller on the depth chart and will likely draw the start in his absence.
08 December 2023Highsmith left the Steelers’ Week 14 game on Thursday with a neck injury and was later ruled out. He will now need to pass through the league’s concussion protocol in order to suit up in Week 15. Few players have suffered a concussion and played in the following week, but Pittsburgh gets a mini-bye after playing on Thursday, giving Highsmith a decent chance at playing against the Colts. Highsmith has six sacks and seven TFLs this season.
08 December 2023Ken Walker is also listed as questionable. Pete Carroll said both backs are game-time decisions. With Walker trending toward playing, Charbonnet is likely to resume his backup duties in Week 14. He will still see work on passing downs, but his days as a three-down back may have come to an end for now. Fantasy managers will want to hold him through this week, though he will tumble into the RB4 ranks once Walker is announced as active.
08 December 2023Smith was added to the injury report as a limited participant on Thursday after not appearing on the report at all to start the week. Pete Carroll was non-committal on Smith’s status when talking to reporters, only saying, “We’ll see.” He also told reporters Smith was rested for the final day of practice. Smith should be able to play through the injury, though this is something fantasy managers need to monitor leading up to kickoff. Drew Lock would draw the start versus the 49ers’ vaun ...
08 December 2023Kyle Shanahan told reporters on Wednesday that Armstead was unlikely to suit up for Week 14. He did not practice this week before being ruled out. Armstead attempted to play through the issue versus the Eagles last week but tweaked the injury and will now miss some time. He has five sacks and four TFLs so far this year.
08 December 2023The shoulder injury Pacheco is dealing with is the same shoulder he hurt last year, according to Chiefs beat writer Pete Sweeney. Sweeney also noted that the team is still evaluating Pacheco’s injury, but a stint on injured reserve would be awful for fantasy managers. With players on injured reserve required to miss at least four games, Pacheco being placed on injured reserve before Week 14 would mean he isn’t eligible to return until Week 18. Fantasy managers should be stashing either Clyde ...
08 December 2023Perine is the only Broncos player entering Week 14 with an injury designation. The veteran running back was a full participant in each of the Broncos’ first two practices to open the week, so it’s possible Friday is more of a rest day. Regardless, Perine doesn’t carry much fantasy value heading into the week. Despite averaging an impressive 7.2 yards per touch, Perine has surpassed 60 total yards just twice in his last seven games and has only one touchdown to his name on the year.
08 December 2023Surtain was knocked from Week 13’s contest against the Texans with a left knee injury but practiced all three days this week. He was a full participant in the team’s final two practices and will be ready to go against the division-rival Chargers.
08 December 2023Pete Carroll told reporters Walker and Charbonnet would be game-time calls. Walker returned to practice on Friday after missing the previous two sessions. Walker appears to be trending toward a return, though we won’t know his status for sure until after the first wave of games kicks off on Sunday. If he is active, Walker will rank as an RB2 in a tough matchup with the 49ers’ elite run defense.
08 December 2023Ross was placed on the Commissioner Exempt List in October after being arrested for misdemeanor domestic battery and misdemeanor property damage. The league has opted to suspend Ross for six games, but he’s already missed five since being placed on the exempt list, which is credited to his suspension. Week 14 will mark Ross’ sixth missed game, making him eligible to return. The former UDFA, who has been the subject of Chiefs training camp in back-to-back offseasons, has three receptions for ...
08 December 2023Watson went down with a hamstring injury late in the Packers’ Week 13 win over the Chiefs. He collapsed to the grown, clutching his leg after taking a carry for a first-down. Given his lengthy injury history, we don’t expect him to play in Week 14. The Packers should rule him out on Saturday, freeing up more t targets for Jayden Reed and Romeo Doubs.
08 December 2023Reed was limited for Thursday’s practice as well. He should be able to play in Week 14 versus the Giants after gutting it out through the chest injury last week. With Christian Watson unlikely to play, Reed should see an uptick in targets. He will approach WR3 status if he is cleared from the injury report and Watson is ruled out.
08 December 2023Nacua was limited in Wednesday’s walkthrough, but head coach Sean McVay said he was a full participant. After that, Nacua both participated in full and was listed as a full participant for the remainder of the week. It’s safe to say Nacua will play without any limitations versus the Ravens. In a brutal matchup with Blatimore’s stingy defense, Nacua will rank as a high-end WR2.
08 December 2023Hall returned to practice for a limited session on Friday. Hall played through the ankle issue in Week 13 but saw his role scaled back. Dalvin Cook pitched in for nine carries and was more efficient than Hall on a per-carry basis. Expect Robert Saleh to split his backfield once again if Hall is active. The explosive runner has been bottled up for weeks, pushing him into the middle of the RB2 ranks for Week 14.
08 December 2023Brown didn’t practice on Friday, but the same thing happened last week before he ultimately suited up to play against the Broncos. We wouldn’t read too much into Friday’s DNP, as Brown was a limited participant on Wednesday and a full participant on Thursday. Assuming he’s active, Brown will be on the WR3 radar with Dalton Schultz (hamstring) ruled out and Tank Dell done for the season. Offensive tackle George Fant (hip) was upgraded to a full participant on Friday and is also questionab ...
08 December 2023Schultz will now miss his second consecutive game with this hamstring injury, which will put tight end Brevin Jordan in line for another busy day. In Week 13’s matchup against the Broncos, Jordan emerged to catch three passes for 64 yards on five targets and played a season-high 75 percent of the snaps. Jordan will be on the low-end TE2 streaming radar against the Jets.