Alshon Jeffery looks to keep up his torrid play after shaking a minor injury

by KFFL Staff on October 9, 2013 @ 18:17:54 PDT

 



Quarterback

QB | Christian Ponder | Minnesota Vikings | Fantasy
Minnesota Vikings QB Christian Ponder (rib) was limited in practice Wednesday, Oct. 10.

QB | Ben Roethlisberger | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury, Fantasy
Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger (finger) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Oct. 9.

It looks like Big Ben is a go for Week 6, get him into your lineups as you normally would.

QB | Blaine Gabbert | Jacksonville Jaguars | Injury, Fantasy
Jacksonville Jaguars QB Blaine Gabbert (hamstring) did not practice Wednesday, Oct. 9.

QB | Matt Schaub | Houston Texans | Fantasy
Houston Texans head coach Gary Kubiak said QB Matt Schaub will be the team's starting quarterback Week 6.

Schaub has struggled with interceptions the last few weeks but will keep his starting job at least one more week. He should be considered a weak starting option this week.

QB | Michael Vick | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury, Fantasy
Philadelphia Eagles QB Michael Vick (hamstring) was limited in practice Wednesday, Oct. 9.

You should be happy as a Vick owner that he's practicing this week, but if you haven't already, make plans to bench him this weekend. It's not official yet, but Nick Foles is expected to start against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.


Running Back

RB | Stevan Ridley | New England Patriots | Injury, Fantasy
New England Patriots RB Stevan Ridley (knee) was limited in practice Wednesday, Oct. 9.

It's great news for Ridley owners that he's already practicing this week after sitting out in Week 5; he didn't practice at all last week. However, if he plays, he may be limited, and the Pats will likely continue to give Brandon Bolden and LeGarrette Blount touches. Ridley is probably a flex play, at best, against the New Orleans Saints.

RB | C.J. Spiller | Buffalo Bills | Injury, Fantasy
Buffalo Bills RB C.J. Spiller (ankle) was limited in practice Wednesday, Oct. 9.

Even with the limited designation, there is no reason to think Spiller will not play. Plan to use him as you normally would.

RB | James Starks | Green Bay Packers | Injury, Fantasy
The Green Bay Packers have ruled out LB Brad Jones (hamstring), LB Clay Matthews (thumb), RB James Starks (knee) and OG Greg Van Roten (foot) for Week 6.

RB | Ben Tate | Houston Texans | Injury, Fantasy
Houston Texans RB Ben Tate (elbow) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Oct. 9.

RB | Zac Stacy | St. Louis Rams | Injury, Fantasy
St. Louis Rams RB Zac Stacy (chest) did not practice Wednesday, Oct. 9. Stacy missed the end of the Week 5 game with what the team was calling a rib injury, but Stacy said he felt like he had the wind knocked out of him and that he'd be fine for Week 6. "He took the day off," head coach Jeff Fisher said. "He's a little sore after that outing, but he'll be fine."

Stacy should be fine to start against the Houston Texans this weekend. Expect him to get the majority of the workload again, and he can be seen as an RB3 or flex play.

RB | Chris Ivory | New York Jets | Injury, Fantasy
New York Jets RB Chris Ivory (hamstring) was limited in practice Wednesday, Oct. 9.

RB | Arian Foster | Houston Texans | Injury, Fantasy
Houston Texans RB Arian Foster (chest, thumb) was limited during practice Wednesday, Oct. 9.

RB | Ronnie Hillman | Denver Broncos | Injury, Fantasy
Denver Broncos RB Ronnie Hillman (ankle) practiced in full Wednesday, Oct. 9.

Hillman returned to the Week 5 game after limping off, so that's a sign that he should be good to go this weekend. Hillman could see plenty of work in mop-up duty against the Jacksonville Jaguars, but he's still a very risk flex play in deeper leagues.

RB | Alfred Morris | Washington Redskins | Injury, Fantasy
Washington Redskins RB Alfred Morris (ribs) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Oct. 9.

It looks like Morris is good to go for Week 6. Check back later in the week to make sure there are no setbacks.

RB | Jason Snelling | Atlanta Falcons | Injury, Fantasy
Atlanta Falcons head coach Mike Smith said RB Jason Snelling (concussion) is going through the concussion protocol after suffering a concussion Week 5.

RB | Jamaal Charles | Kansas City Chiefs | Injury, Fantasy
Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles (feet) will not participate in practice Wednesday, Oct. 9, because of blisters on his feet.

RB | Chris Ogbonnaya | Cleveland Browns | Injury, Fantasy
Cleveland Browns RB Chris Ogbonnaya (concussion) will return to practice Wednesday, Oct. 9.


Wide Receiver

WR | Brian Robiskie | Atlanta Falcons | Transaction, Free Agents, Fantasy
The Atlanta Falcons signed free-agent WR Brian Robiskie (Lions) Wednesday, Oct. 9. Robiskie's father, Terry Robiskie, is the team's assistant head coach.

WR | Aaron Dobson | New England Patriots | Injury, Fantasy
New England Patriots WR Aaron Dobson (neck) was limited in practice Wednesday, Oct. 9.

With Danny Amendola back and Rob Gronkowski (back, forearm) likely following him this weekend, Dobson's opportunities may start to dry up. He'll become a risky play in deeper leagues and is more of a WR5 or 6 now.

WR | Danny Amendola | New England Patriots | Injury, Fantasy
New England Patriots WR Danny Amendola (groin) was limited in practice Wednesday, Oct. 9, and he said he has no ill-effects after returning to play in Week 5. He played in 39 snaps against the Cincinnati Bengals and caught four passes for 55 yards and dropped two balls. Amendola continues to get healthier every day.

Amendola's injury was serious enough that we shouldn't expect a return to top production for at least another few weeks. With Rob Gronkowski (back, forearm) expected to return this week, too, Tom Brady suddenly now has plenty of options in the passing game. As a result, until he's back to full strength, Amendola isn't necessarily a must-start, although he has more appeal in point-per-reception formats.

WR | Miles Austin | Dallas Cowboys | Injury, Fantasy
Dallas Cowboys WR Miles Austin (hamstring) practiced in full Wednesday, Oct. 9.

Full practice is a nice surprise for Austin owners cursing him for his absence the last two weeks. His hammies are fragile, though, so any little setback during the week could leave him out for a third straight week. If he's back on the field this weekend against the Washington Redskins, though, he should be in your lineup. Terrance Williams' short-term value will take a hit if Austin returns.

WR | Dwayne Harris | Dallas Cowboys | Injury, Fantasy
Dallas Cowboys WR Dwayne Harris (hip) and DT Jason Hatcher (neck) were limited in practice Wednesday, Oct. 9.

WR | Stevie Johnson | Buffalo Bills | Fantasy
Buffalo Bills WR Stevie Johnson will miss practice Thursday, Oct. 10, and return to practice Friday, Oct. 11, to attend a funeral.

WR | Julio Jones | Atlanta Falcons | Injury, Fantasy
Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones (foot) will undergo surgery on his foot next week after Dr. Robert Anderson diagnosed him with a fractured foot. Jones will miss the rest of the season.

You can now safely drop Jones everywhere. The fractured foot that involved a broken screw from a previous injury could be an issue for him for the rest of his career. For now, Harry Douglas will move to a prominent role in the passing game alongside Tony Gonzalez with Roddy White (hamstring, ankle) hobbled.

WR | Marlon Brown | Baltimore Ravens | Injury, Fantasy
Baltimore Ravens WR Marlon Brown (thigh) was limited in practice Wednesday, Oct. 9.

Brown expects to play this weekend against the Green Bay Packers and should be a sneaky start in Week 6 in deeper formats.

WR | Jacoby Jones | Baltimore Ravens | Injury, Fantasy
Baltimore Ravens WR Jacoby Jones (knee) was limited in practice Wednesday, Oct. 9.

Jones is building confidence that his knee is close to letting him return to game action. He might be held out another week just as a precaution, however.

WR | Mike Williams | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Injury, Fantasy
Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Mike Williams (hamstring) was limited in practice Wednesday, Oct. 9.

WR | Santonio Holmes | New York Jets | Fantasy
New York Jets WR Santonio Holmes (foot, hamstring) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Oct. 9.

WR | Cecil Shorts | Jacksonville Jaguars | Injury, Fantasy
Jacksonville Jaguars WR Cecil Shorts (groin) was limited in practice Wednesday, Oct. 9.

Shorts should be a solid play this weekend against the Denver Broncos with the team likely playing catch up all game long. Chad Henne starting at quarterback also ups Shorts' value in the short term.

WR | Andre Johnson | Houston Texans | Injury, Fantasy
Houston Texans WR Andre Johnson (shin) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Oct. 9.

WR | Eric Decker | Denver Broncos | Injury, Fantasy
Denver Broncos WR Eric Decker (ankle) practiced in full Wednesday, Oct. 9.

Decker should play Sunday unless he suffers a setback. Keep him in your starting lineups.

WR | Calvin Johnson | Detroit Lions | Injury, Fantasy
Detroit Lions WR Calvin Johnson (knee) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Oct. 9.

This may be one that goes down to the wire again on Sunday, so keep an eye on his practices and then ultimately the inactive list on game day.

WR | Alshon Jeffery | Chicago Bears | Injury, Fantasy
Chicago Bears WR Alshon Jeffery (ankle) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Oct. 9, and is listed as probable for Week 6.

Jeffery is coming off an outstanding performance Week 5 and appears ready to play Week 6. He should be considered a starter in all fantasy leagues as long as he plays.

WR | Josh Gordon | Cleveland Browns | Fantasy
Cleveland Browns head coach Rob Chudzinski said the team is not shopping WR Josh Gordon.

WR | Roddy White | Atlanta Falcons | Injury, Fantasy
Updating previous reports, Atlanta Falcons WR Roddy White (hamstring, ankle) could miss multiple weeks with his hamstring injury. The team is on a bye in Week 6.


Tight End

TE | Rob Gronkowski | New England Patriots | Injury, Fantasy
New England Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski (back, forearm) was limited in practice Wednesday, Oct. 9.

Gronkowski has yet to be medically cleared to make his season debut against the New Orleans Saints, but that could come later this week. Stay tuned. If he's starting, he should be in your fantasy starting lineup, but temper your expectations a bit in his first game back.

TE | Kellen Winslow | New York Jets | Injury, Fantasy
New York Jets TE Kellen Winslow (knee) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Oct. 9.

TE | Greg Olsen | Carolina Panthers | Injury, Fantasy
Carolina Panthers TE Greg Olsen (foot) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Oct. 9, but expects to take part in some of practice Thursday, Oct. 10. He said he expects to be able to play Week 6.

Owners should monitor his practice participation to get a better idea of his Week 6 status. If he is able to play, he should be considered a starting tight end in most leagues.

TE | Tony Gonzalez | Atlanta Falcons | Fantasy
Atlanta Falcons head coach Mike Smith said the team absolutely is not looking to trade TE Tony Gonzalez to a contending team. "That's preposterous that Tony would be traded," Smith said. "He's an integral part of our offense and has been since he's been here. And he's having another Hall of Fame season." Gonzalez is second on the team with 33 catches for 339 yards and leads the team with three touchdowns.

TE | Brandon Myers | New York Giants | Injury, Fantasy
New York Giants TE Brandon Myers (ankle) was limited during practice Wednesday, Oct. 9, and is listed as questionable for Week 6.

Myers has been limited over the last two days, so owners will wait for the inactive list to see if he will play Week 6. If he is active, he probably will be a low-end No. 1 tight end or flex option this week.

TE | Martellus Bennett | Chicago Bears | Injury, Fantasy
Chicago Bears head coach Marc Trestman said TE Martellus Bennett (knee) will be a game-time decision for Week 6.

Owners will have to watch for the inactive list before making a decision on Bennett. He should be considered a starting fantasy tight end if he is active for the game.

TE | Owen Daniels | Houston Texans | Injury, Transaction, Fantasy
Houston Texans TE Owen Daniels (leg) was placed on Injured Reserve designated to return, which means he'll miss at least eight weeks.

He can be dropped from your rosters if you need the spot.


Place Kicker

PK | Matt Prater | Denver Broncos | Injury, Fantasy
Denver Broncos CB Champ Bailey (foot), TE Joel Dreessen (knee), OG Chris Kuper (ankle), LB Paris Lenon (thigh), PK Matt Prater (calf) and C Manuel Ramirez (ankle) practiced in full Wednesday, Oct. 9.

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