This Week 12 Sunday News topic will be updated all Sunday long!!!
11/23 Broncos TE Julius Thomas
(ankle) is inactive for Week 12 against the Dolphins.
Inactive are both Montee Ball
and Ronnie Hillman
, making CJ Anderson
a solid play this week.
11/23 Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald
(knee) will not play in Week 12 at Seattle.
Both John Brown
and Michael Floyd
get nice bumps with this news. Brown
is a strong WR3 with this news, and Floyd
is a strong WR2-play. Andre Ellington
should see a lot of touches in this one, but it’s a tough match-up. Note, we had a few reports that Ellington
was showing up with 0 points on our Line-up Analyzer this morning, but we re-ran the simulation for that game and anyone showing the 0 points should now see the proper projection with a hard refresh. Good luck to all with Cardinals and Seahawks players!
11/23 Both the Denver Post and Fox's Jay Glazer are reporting that Julius Thomas
(ankle) won't play today.
This was kind of expected, and it makes Jacob Tamme
a decent emergency pick-up and play. But, hopefully you were able to grab and start Coby Fleener
, our recommended replacement/add earlier this morning and yesterday.
11/23 – ESPN’s Chris Mortensen has confirmed that Broncos WR Emmanuel Sanders
(concussion) is set to start Week 12.
Get him in line-ups if you had him removed being cautious. Julius Thomas
is still iffy, but Sanders
is ready to rock!
11/23 – Arian Foster
is officially out for Week 12 according to ESPN.
Get ready for yet another edition of the Alfred Blue
show. He is a very strong RB2-play this week! Get him in your line-ups!
11/23 – According to Rotoworld, Giovani Bernard
is listed as the Bengals’ starting running back for Week 12 against the Texans.
The expectation is still that Hill
will see something in the ballpark of 60 percent of the rushes, if not 65, and Gio
will see something like 30 percent. Still, Gio
is a big receiving threat, so getting just 30-35 percent of the rushes is not alarming if you own Gio
– He always has huge big-play ability.
11/23 – John McClain just tweeted this on Arian Foster
playing Week 12: “With Foster
missing so much practice time last week, I’ll be surprised if he plays. Everyone I’ve spoken to expects Blue
Clearly check back before kickoff on this one, but Alfred Blue
has very strong RB2 upside if starting, and starting now looks very likely for the rusher.
11/23 – Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald
now looking very unlikely to play Week 12.
As said earlier this morning, Michael Floyd
is going to see an uptick in targets in production if Fitz
sits, and that looks extremely likely at this point.
11/23 – Browns RB Isaiah Crowell
is is set to start Week 12.
Cleveland is tough to count on here, as they change this one up without reason or notice. That said, if in need, Crowell
isn’t a bad play. He has a strong shot to score each game he gets even close to 10 carries, and that’s very likely in this one. He actually has low-end RB2-type value this week, not just flex-type value.
11/23 – Dolphins RB Lamar Miller
(knee) will play in Week 12.
Great news here, but absolutely check back before kickoff in case things change directions.
11/23 – Texans RB Arian Foster
(groin) isn’t very likely to play Week 12, according to several sources.
Keep in mind that things could change during warm-ups, but as of now, it looks like Foster
won’t play in this one, and that would make Alfred Blue
a borderline RB1 in Week 12. Blue
received 30+ carries last week, so clearly the team trusts him, and they will certainly feed him the rock in Week 12 if Foster
11/23 – Colts TE Dwayne Allen
(ankle) has been ruled out for Week 12.
Take: Coby Fleener
gets the nod and is a TE1 this week, folks. He had a monster 100-yard game last week, and there is no reason to think he won’t have another huge game this week against the Jags (with a strong shot to score).
11/23 – Bengals RB Giovani Bernard
is back this week and will play Week 12.
While many sources are calling Jeremy Hill
the much better start of the two, Gio
could be heavily involved in the passing game, so it’s not a bad thing that Hill
get 60 or so percent of the carries. Both runners have strong appeal, yes, even Gio
coming off injury. Buy-low on Gio
in dynasty (and redraft if the price is right)… he can be had at such a bargain right now, across all formats, the risk is built into the value (meaning, if he never returns to form, the risk is still low… but if he rebounds to RB1-type upside, you kill the trade!).
11/23 – Broncos TE Julius Thomas
(ankle) is very questionable heading into Week 12, and he will be a game-time decision. Emmanuel Sanders
, on the other hand, is questionable, yet most sources feel he will play Week 12.
Go grab Coby Fleener
if you need a tight end this week, he has TE1 written all over him with Dwayne Allen
(ankle) out. Jacob Tamme
is another option, but not near as exciting of an option as Fleener
appears to be a go, but be certain to check back with us prior to kickoff, and be hooked up to our Smart Alerts. Same goes for Julius Thomas
, as we doubt we know his status until closer to kickoff.
11/23 – Cardinals RB Andre Ellington
(hip/foot) is probable for Week 12; WR Larry Fitzgerald
(MCL) remains questionable.
is a must-start despite the match-up, and he still holds good RB2 upside in this one (and low-end RB1-type upside moving forward). Plan on Fitz
sitting this one out, but check back with us before kickoff! If Fitz
does sit, expect more bounce-back effort out of Michael Floyd
, who yes is in a cloudy situation, but he still has elite skills.
11/23 – Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph
(groin) is probable for Week 12; RB Jerick McKinnon
(back) is probable for the contest.
With Matt Asiata
ruled out, and with Ben Tate
just getting used to his role, McKinnon
could be in for a huge week.
11/23 – Titans TE Delanie Walker
(concussion) is cleared to play Week 12.
While he can play like a TE1 whenever healthy, he is only a borderline TE1 given the risks of him getting re-injured or having a slow return to form.
11/23 – Bucs RB Doug Martin
(ankle) is questionable for Week 12.
Martin missed the last three games with his ankle injury. He should have an opportunity to regain his starting job after Bobby Rainey and Charles Sims failed to impress in expanded roles. The Bucs run-scheme has been a disaster under rookie OC Marcus Arroyo, and rank last in the NFC with just 217 attempts. Martin isn’t more than an RB4 for Sunday’s game with the Bears.
He received most of the first-team reps this week, though, and both Bobby Rainey
and Charles Sims
haven’t looked good when given the chance… D-Mart
could regain his starting gig if he can perform well in this one (and assuming he gets anything close to starter carries this week, which is possible, but is not guaranteed). Sims
is questionable this week, but most sources think he could play. This is a situation to avoid if you have safer options on your roster. However, if you need a runner, Martin
isn’t a bad plug-and-play, and he was dropped in a lot of leagues recently. Just know the risks with this backfield, though, as it’s currently unpredictable.
11/23 – Bills WR Sammy Watkins
(groin) and Kyle Orton
(toe)are probable for Week 12; Fred Jackson
(groin) is questionable.
is expected to play, but start him with caution and be sure to check back before his kickoff. Sammy Watkins
is a strong WR2 play despite his recent slump… he is a great buy-low, too, but you have to act before kickoff, as another big game out of him and he won’t be cheap any longer. Keep in mind that this game is now on Monday night, so make all decisions knowing what options you will have left should someone like F-Jax
all of the sudden sit.
11/23 – Both Jets RBs Chris Ivory
(shoulder) and Chris Johnson
(knee) are probable for Week 12.
Neither is more than a risky flex play at this point. Ivory
could either drop 20 yards and nothing else, or 2TDs, that’s just the kind of play he is right now in fantasy.
11/23 – Browns TE Jordan Cameron
(concussion) has been ruled out for Week 12.
Get him out of line-ups!
11/23 – Lions RB Reggie Bush
is not expected to play in Week 12.
This news makes both Joique Bell
and Theo Riddick
sneaky-good flex plays this week. Riddick
has all the PPR upside, whereas Bell
could either have 50 yards rushing or 90 and a touchdown. It’s risky to count on either, but with Bush
out, they are both worth considering in the right situation. See where we have both on our Week 12 Power Rankings
More Start Bench, Trade, Waiver Wire help to come!