News and Notes 11-30-11


*-Michael Vick has been declared OUT for tomorrow night. Vince Young will start in his place.

*-Josh Freeman has a minor shoulder injury that limited him in practice today but he's expected to be fine to start this week.

*-Kevin Kolb took all the first team reps in practice today and barring any setbacks will start week 13 for Arizona.

*-Sam Bradford was limited some because f his lingering ankle injury but he's fully expected to start without issue.

*-Kansas City still says Tyler Palko is their starting QB but unless Kyle Orton has a meltdown in practices this week I still expect Orton to get the start over Palko this week.

Running Backs

*-LeSean McCoy is fully expected to start Thursday night despite being listed as Questionable with a toe injury. While being called a game time decision, I will be shocked if McCoy doesn't play.

*-Despite aggravating his ankle injury on Thanksgiving Day, James Starks practiced in full today and is expected to be fine for week 13.

*-Michael Turner missed practice with a groin injury today but it's not believed to be serious. If he misses practice tomorrow, then I'll be concerned.

*-Cedric Benson missed practice today with a foot injury but it's not believed to be serious and he should practice tomorrow.

*-It's sounding unlikely that Ahmad Bradshaw will be able to play week 13 because of his foot injury. It's not a sure thing, but right now it sounds like Brandon Jacobs will be the primary RB again for the Giants.

*-Willis McGahee missed practice today with an illness, but he's fully expected to be fine by Sunday.

*-LaDainian Tomlinson has returned to practices and appears to be ready to resume his role as the top backup to Shonn Greene this week.

*-Three RB's of note who aren't expected to play this week: Minnesota's Adrian Peterson (ankle), Oakland's Darren McFadden (foot), and Detroit's Kevin Smith (ankle).

Wide Receivers

*-Jeremy Maclin has been declared OUT for tomorrow night's game. Riley Cooper will start again in his place.

*-Seattle placed Sidney Rice on injured reserve today because of his second concussion suffered in the past month. Ben Obomanu will take his place in the starting lineup but Doug Baldwin is the only WR from the Seahawks who seems to be consistent.

*-Hakeem Nicks was held out practice today with a minor ribs injury and also with a surprising listing for a concussion. It's believed that Nicks was just being rested and that he has passed all of his concussion tests so as long as he practices by Friday I wouldn't be worried.

*-Victor Cruz was limited in practice with a minor hip injury. He's fully expected to be fine for week 13.

*-Mario Manningham is still unable to practice because of swelling on his injured knee. He's very questionable for week 13.

*-Denarius Moore was able to practice today and it appears that, barring any setbacks to his lingering ankle injury, he'll be able to play week 13. It's not so encouraging news for teammate Jacoby Ford. Ford still hasn't been able to practice on his foot injury and appears unlikely to be able to play this week.

*-Julio Jones was held out of practice today. It's believed that the Falcons are just resting him and his tender hamstring and it's expected he'll practice tomorrow.

*-Malcom Floyd practiced today and looks to be on track to play this week. His return puts a crimp in the fantasy value of Vincent Brown.

*-Andre Johnson was limited in practice today but it's believed the Texans are just taking it very easy on him after he played so much last week.

*-Jerome Simpson was held out of practice with a minor knee injury. He should be okay for week 13 but between that and a poor matchup you shouldn't be considering him.

*-Jason Hill was waived by Jacksonville today. If you have him you should wave goodbye to him too.

*-Amongst WR's who were either limited or didn't practice and even if active shouldn't be anywhere near a fantasy starting lineup this week includes San Francisco's Braylon Edwards (knee), New England's Chad Ochocinco, and Denver's Eddie Royal (ankle).

Tight Ends

*-Jared Cook was limited in practice today but it's believed he'll be fine for week 13. He suffered what the Titans are calling a very minor concussion last week.

*-Kyle Rudolph was able to practice in limited fashion today despite his quad injury. If he can practice again tomorrow he stands a chance of playing this week, but you shouldn't be counting on him.


*-Miami waived Shayne Graham today. This means Dan Carpenter will be able to resume his normal kicking duties this week after missing the last 2 games with a groin injury.