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NEWS: Arian Foster (groin) expected to be a game-time decision in Week 12.

SMITTY: Keep in mind that Arian Foster appeared to have a solid shot at playing last week all the way up until Thursday. Then, on Friday, news broke that the runner would likely sit out Week 11. Well, a few sources are suggesting that his odds of playing this week are better than the odds last week, but that’s not saying much given last week didn’t even come down to a game-time decision. Stay tuned — Alfred Blue is a strong fantasy RB2 play any game he gets the nod. Looking for Week 12 Power Rankings?

NEWS: Latavius Murray explodes for 112 yards and 2TDs on just 4 rushes, then suffers concussion.

SMITTY: He sure did look amazing on those four carries, but staying on the field has been an issue for the hidden talent. That said, most anyone would have suffered a concussion if hit helmet to helmet like Murray was on Thursday night, so this particular injury should be added to the ‘not predictable’ category. Already, with only one played game in Week 12, we’re looking at next week’s No. 1 overall pick-up. This kid has tons of dynasty appeal as well. Looking for Week 12 Power Rankings?

NEWS: Giovani Bernard is back, but Jeremy Hill still set to be a workhorse?

SMITTY: While both Giovani Bernard and Jeremy Hill can both thrive in this offense, given how both can literally be used at the same time, Bernard owners have to curb expectations a bit this week, as it’s his first week back from his hip injury. It’s tough to speculate how much playing time he will even get, so get on our forums if you have start bench dilemmas and need a second opinion (or comment below). Regardless, Hill remains a great play this week (and moving forward). Looking for Week 12 Power Rankings?

NEWS: Emmanuel Sanders (concussion), Julius Thomas (ankle) and Montee Ball (groin) all questionable for Week 12?

SMITTY: Emmanuel Sanders will head into Week 12 as very questionable, as he will have to pass concussion protocols in order to hit the field in Week 12. Julius Thomas suffered an ankle sprain early in Week 11, and did not return. It’s concerning that he was so quickly ruled out from returning in the game, but early reports suggest he avoided a high-ankle sprain. Still, we need to hear more before we can start hoping for his return. Montee Ball obviously wasn’t over his groin injury, injuring himself early in Week 11. With Ronnie Hillman very questionable for both Week 12 and 13, CJ Anderson could be locked into a fantasy RB2-type value for the next couple weeks, but stay tuned for more on all these Broncos players. Be sure to sign up for Smart Alerts if you haven’t already signed up!

NEWS: Ahmad Bradshaw on crutches after Week 11.

SMITTY: This sounds like a multiple week injury, at least initially. Stay tuned on this one and be sure to sign up for our Smart Alerts if you haven’t already. Clearly Trent Richardson would gain more value if handed more carries.

NEWS: Philip Rivers and Ryan Mathews both banged up entering Week 12?

SMITTY: So far we don’t see any signed either would miss Week 12, but both clearly aren’t fully healthy. Ryan Mathews was seen limping in the locker room after Week 11, but nothing appears to be serious – yet. Rivers was all kinds of banged up in Week 11, especially his ribs, but for now, he doesn’t appear to be at risk of not playing next week. Expect both to be on the Week 12 injury report, though. Mathews owners should keep hold of Branden Oliver.

NEWS: Dwayne Allen carted to the locker room in Week 11; Coby Fleener a must-grab for Week 12?

SMITTY: Coby Fleener pulled in seven passes for 144 yards in Week 11, so he is absolutely a must-grab, especially if you lost Dwayne Allen or Julius Thomas this week. Both could be back this week, or neither could be back — Stay tuned for injury updates on those two, but grab Fleener if available!

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News: 11/16 – Ryan Mathews is active for Week 11 against the Raiders.
Take: This was expected, but he and Oliver remain risky plays given the workload distribution is cloudy.


News: 11/16 – According to Tony Grossi, of ESPN, “In pre-game warmups, Terrance West took 1st rep w #Browns offense. Team has not announced any change at RB. List Ben Tate on depth chart.”
Take: This conflicts with the other report we just posted below. Clearly this situation is a touch cloudy, but West is coming off 26 carries last week and looked good doing it. All these CLE backs have TD ability. West feels like the best play, but Crowell and Tate, because of the TD capability, have low-end flex upside.


News: 11/16 – According to rotoworld, ESPN Cleveland’s Tony Grossi is reporting that “it appears” that the Browns will start Isaiah Crowell at running back against the Texans in Week 11.
Take: This is curious, as Terrance West received over 20 carries last week. “Starting” might not mean more carries, but this clearly should alarm fantasy owners a bit. If you have a dilemma involving West/Crowell, get on our forums and get some advice!


News: 11/16 – NFL Network’s Albert Breer tweeted this regarding Marshawn Lynch’s (calf) playing Week 11: “Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch is officially listed as questionable, but teammates and friends expect him to play. Had a strong practice Friday.”
Take: Solid news, and we expected this. Of course, stay on top of our news and Smart Alerts on this one just in case (all the way up to kickoff), but he appears safe to start this week, folks!


News: 11/16 – ESPN’s Dan Graziano tweeted this regarding Rashad Jennings’ touches for Week 11: “I say over. RT @MWSpiak: @DanGrazianoESPN over under. 20 touches today for Rashad Jennings.”
Take: That would be plenty of touches to deserve a start, so hopefully this is how it plays out for all you/us Jennings owners. He appears safe to start this week, folks.


News: 11/16 – Texans RB Arian Foster will sit Week 11; Alfred Blue will start Week 11 against the Browns.
Take: This isn’t a surprise, but it kind of locks in Blue as a sneaky RB2 play this week, so be sure to grab him off waivers if he is still sitting there.


News: 11/16 – Broncos RB Montee Ball (groin) is probable for Week 11.
Take: He may or may not get a ton of work in Week 11. He is a risky play if you happen to be rolling him out onto the field in this one. For now, and this could change with some last-minute news, CJ Anderson is the stronger bet for starter carries in this game. But, Ball could play well and the Broncos pull a “hot hand” approach. It’s just one of those situations.


News: 11/16 – Lions RB Reggie Bush (questionable, ankle) will not play in Sunday’s Week 11 contest against the Cardinals.
Take: This makes both Joique Bell and Theo Riddick better plays, but more so Riddick, as at least he can do some damage in the passing game. Bell, despite getting most early-down work, could struggle to find room against that Cardinals’ rushing defense. So, Riddick has the flex appeal here in this one.


News: 11/16 – Cardinals RB Andre Ellington (foot) is probable for Week 11.
Take: No surprise here, as his limited practice time is just to get that foot as healthy as possible. Expect a big day against the Lions given how involved the runner is in both the rushing and passing game. With Carson Palmer out, the team could lean more on the run and Ellington.


News: 11/16 – Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch (calf) is questionable for Week 11.
Take: Stay on top of this one via this news wire/Smart Alerts, but most sources predict that Lynch will play. Still, the aggressive rusher needs to be handcuffed to Christine Michael, who could be the future rusher in SEA starting next season. Get on our Forums to talk about this topic and more!


News: 11/16 – Seahawks TE Tony Moeaki is expected to be used quite a bit in Week 11 against the Chiefs.
Take: It’s tough to count on this, but if in a very deep league, and in need at TE, he is someone to consider. Typically there are better options on waivers, though, but that just depends on how deep your league is.


News: 11/16 – Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph might end up being on some sort of snap count during Week 11.
Take: Keep this in mind if you are rolling him out onto the field.


News: 11/16 – Saints RB Khiry Robinson (arm) is ‘out’ for Week 11.
Take: Mark Ingram is locked in for another big day!


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NEWS: Alfred Blue a sneaky play with Arian Foster likely out; Also, Friday Night Week 11 Injury Round-Up


News: 10/14 – ESPN’s Adam Schefter is reporting that Arian Foster (groin, questionable) is unlikely to play in Week 11 against the Browns, which makes Alfred Blue one of the sneakiest plug-and-play rushers of Week 11. Make sure he isn’t on waivers!


News: 10/14 – Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch (calf) returned to practice on Friday and reportedly participated in full; he remains questionable for Week 11. Christine Michael should be owned in all leagues. He should be traded for in dynasty leagues, but only on the cheap, as a lot of things have to fall into place for him to be the starter in SEA next season. Still, his upside is monstrous, he should be acquired now in dynasty if possible.


News: 10/14 – The Lions’ website is suggesting that Reggie Bush (ankle) is “unlikely” to play in Week 11 against Arizona. This makes Theo Riddick a solid grab despite the tough match-up. He is such a receiving threat, his match-up is hard to count against him. Riddick is an exciting player.


News: 10/14 – 49ers RB Frank Gore (hip) is probable for Week 11. Carlos Hyde, like Christine Michael, has risk of never seeing the field much this year… however, both have monstrous upside if ever inserted into that starting line-up, and both starters, Lynch and Gore have some serious, serious mileage. In dynasty, both young rushers are great buy-lows.


News: 10/14 – Bears WR Brandon Marshall (ankle) is probable for Week 11. He is a great buy-low despite all the recent disappointment. If the price is right, both he and Alshon Jeffery have great buy-low value.


News: 10/14 – Lions WR Calvin Johnson (ankle) is probable for Week 11.


News: 10/14 – Broncos RB Montee Ball (groin) is probable for Week 11.


News: 10/14 – Chiefs TE Travis Kelce (ribs) is probable for Week 11.


News: 10/14 – Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles (shoulder, elbow) is probable for Week 11.


News: 10/14 – Lions TE Eric Ebron (hamstring) is probable for Week 11.


News: 10/14 – Browns WR Andrew Hawkins (knee)


News: 10/14 – Panthers RB Jonathan Stewart (ankle) is listed as probable for Week 11.


NEWS: Ryan Mathews (knee) is practicing in full and ready for Week 11.

SMITTY: As always, monitor players like this during warm-ups, but he appears to be a go for Week 11. Until he proves himself healthy and deserving of starter carries, he is a flex-type play, but that could change (in either direction) soon. Looking for Week 11 Power Rankings?