News and Notes from Wednesday Night's "Red Zone" Radio Program
Fantasy News and Notes 11-27-13:
As expected, Matt Flynn will start for the Packers on Thanksgiving Day. Scott Tolzien will be the backup. Aaron Rodgers was ruled OUT and will try to make it back in week 14.
Peyton Manning sat out practice today, but it was mainly just a day of rest. Manning will be fine for week 13.
Adrian Peterson sat out practice today to rest his sore groin. He isn't believed to be in any danger of missing week 13. He certainly ran plenty well enough despite the injury in week 12.
Zac Stacy sat out practice today because of his concussion. Stacy is in a race against time to get through the league's concussion protocols and be cleared to play by Sunday. If he doesn't play, Benny Cunningham would start for St. Louis.
Knowshon Moreno missed practice with his ankle injury. It's too early in the week to know if Moreno will be able to play this week or not.
Matt Forte sat out practice today with his hyperextended knee injury. While the injury is not believed to be serious enough to put him in jeopardy of missing week 13, it's too early in the week to really know for sure. Grabbing Michael Bush for the insurance is a sounding like a smart move.
Ryan Mathews sat out practice today with his hamstring injury and he is uncertain to play week 13. Don't be surprised if he comes down to being a game time decision on Sunday.
Despite being listed as Questionable for tomorrow's game, Darren McFadden is expected to play. But he's only supposed to play in a backup or change of pace role to new Raiders starter Rashad Jennings.
Things might be looking up for Chris Ivory of the Jets. He was listed as limited in practice today despite an ankle injury that was considered to be a near lock to make him miss week 13. It's still early in the week and he's clearly not 100%, but there's a chance he may be able to play this week after all.
The Carolina Panthers held all 3 of DeAngelo Williams (quad), Jonathan Stewart (ankle), and Mike Tolbert (leg) out of practice today. The only one who really is in any danger of missing week 13 though is Tolbert. Tolbert's injury was apparent at the end of the game in week 12 whereas neither Williams nor Stewart seemed to really have any issue.
Green Bay placed Johnathan Franklin on injured reserve today because of the concussion he suffered week 12. Franklin is barely worth holding onto even in dynasty leagues unless you have him handcuffed to Eddie Lacy.
Denarius Moore has been ruled OUT for tomorrow's game because of his shoulder injury. Andre Holmes to start again in his place.
Aaron Dobson was held out of practice today with a listed foot injury. This may explain the big zero he had in the boxscore week 12. His status for week 13 is uncertain.
Greg Jennings sat out practice today because of his Achilles injury. He played through it week 12 and probably is just getting a day of rest, but that's just speculation. Jennings hasn't been fantasy relevant for over a month.
Jeremy Kerley was able to get in a limited practice but his status for week 13 is still very uncertain because of his dislocated elbow injury he suffered a few weeks back.
Hakeem Nicks got in a limited practice today despite having an abdominal injury that made him miss week 12. As long as Nicks can practice each day without a setback I would expect him to play week 13.
Amongst WR's who were either held out of practice or were limited but are expected to be fine to play week 13, the list includes Seattle's Percy Harvin (hip), Arizona's Michael Floyd (shoulder), Tennessee's Kendall Wright (ankle), Jacksonville's duo of Cecil Shorts (groin) and Mike Brown (shoulder),
Julius Thomas took part in practice today and is tentatively expected to play week 13.
Antonio Gates missed practice today to rest up a sore hamstring. It's not believed to be serious though and he should be okay for week 13.
Tony Gonzalez was limited because of the toe injury he's been playing through the last couple of weeks. He'll be fine for week 13.
Washington is tentatively expected to have Jordan Reed back this week. Reed missed week 12 with a concussion. Reed took part in a limited practice today and as long as he continues to pass the concussion tests and suffer no setbacks, he should be okay for week 13.