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Stedman Bailey was involved in a shooting incident and was wounded in the both the head and hip. Despite the perceived severity of these wounds, they are not believed to be life-threatening. (Source: Michael Silver)

Fantasy Impact: All of us here at Fantasy Pros would like to extend our thoughts and prayers with Bailey and his family during this time. The Rams receiver had been suspended 2 weeks ago and had 2 more weeks to serve for his Substance Abuse related offense. It is not clear at this time if Bailey will return to the field again this season but nonetheless we wish him a speedy recovery.

Category: Injury Updates

Peyton Manning will miss at least the next two weeks with a partially torn plantar fascia in his left foot. He will wear a cast for at least the next week to keep it stable. (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: Peyton hasn't been stellar even when healthy for most of this season, but the injured version has been even below an average QB. Brock Osweiler stepped up nicely in his absence, and looks to be the beneficiary going forward. Manning owners will need to look for replacement options such as veteran Matt Hasselbeck, the aforementioned Osweiler, and T.J. Yates.

Category: Injury Updates

The Packers D/ST may not be missing players, but Chicago might (Source: ESPN )

Fantasy Impact: The Packers might have an easier task Thursday with Eddie Royal being ruled out and Alshon Jeffery questionable at best. Chicago will enter with a dynamic 1-2 punch at RB with Matt Forte returning to complement Jeremy Langford. Green Bay is still a high risk, high reward D/ST.

Category: Injury Updates

Aaron Rodgers not limited for the short week vs the Bears (Source: Weston Hodkoewicz )

Fantasy Impact: Normally, this is not news worthy. All owners have to feel great that Rodgers came out of a week where Head Coach Mike McCarthy said Rodgers was "banged up" with no further injury. The only bad news was the entire offensive line was either limited or not practicing Tuesday. Rodgers looks to continue his top 5 QB season vs the Bears Thanksgiving night.

Category: Injury Updates

Receiver Alshon Jeffery was limited in practice on Tuesday in advance of Thursday's Thanksgiving showdown with the Green Bay Packers. (Source: Jeff Dickerson via Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Jeffery missed this past Sunday's game against the Denver Broncos with a groin and shoulder injury. Hopefully he can play on Thursday as the Bears need him to compete with their division rival. If Jeffery plays, consider him a must start.

Chicago Bears have 21 days to either promote receiver Kevin White, who has been out after a preseason surgery, to 53-man roster or place him on season ending IR. White was stretching with team on Tuesday. (Source: ESPN Chicago)

Fantasy Impact: The 2015 1st round pick for the Bears has yet to see game time as he has been injured all season. The Bears are very thin at receiver and need a guy like Kevin White. He remains a fantasy stash in deep leagues for now.

Neither Jordan Todman nor Isiah Pead are expected to get work at running back to prepare for the possibility of Williams getting hurt. . (Source: "Ed Bouchette on Twitter")

Fantasy Impact: This is great news for Williams' owners, as he will continue to get a high volume of touches. He should be a solid RB2 down the stretch.

Category: Rumors

Danny Amendola suffers knee sprain

Tue, Nov 24th 5:22pm EST
By Clinton


Danny Amendola suffered a knee sprain in the Monday night game and is not expected to miss extended time. (Source: Tom Curran on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The Patriots and fantasy owners can all breathe a sigh of relief. Any questions surrounding what type of role Amendola would play after Edelman's season-ending injury were answered in the first 3 quarters on Monday night. Assuming Amendola misses little to no time, he should be valuable in all formats moving forward.

Category: Injury Updates, Game Recaps

Alonso played 56 snaps against the Buccaneers which was the most he has played in a game all season. He has been back the past three weeks for the Eagles and hasn't contributed much and it is a question mark if he is still 100% healthy. "I feel fine," Alonso said before agreeing he was at 100%. (Source:

Fantasy Impact: Alonso had a single tackle in this game and it was his only mention on the stat sheet. It has been an injury filled season for Alonso who has 10 solo tackles in 5 games as an Eagle and an interception that he got back in Week 1.

Category: Injury Updates, Game Recaps

Joe Banner was a part of the Eagles organization from 1995-2012 and is not shy about his words when asked about Eagles players. He ripped into CB Byron Maxwell for his poor performance against the Buccaneers on Sunday, questioning his effort and toughness. (Source:

Fantasy Impact: "It is disturbing when Maxwell doesn't cover well," Banner tweeted, "but his lack of effort and toughness yesterday is something you almost never see in the NFL." Maxwell was burned earlier in the year and took a lot of heat for it but also had a couple solid games in between.

Category: Game Recaps

Rob Ninkovich was on the field for 52 of the Patriots' 71 defensive snaps in Monday's win over the Bills. He recorded a season-high six tackles and 1.5 sacks.

Fantasy Impact: Ninkovich has 29 tackles and 4.5 sacks in 10 games to date. He does not get enough volume in either category to warrant being a must own in IDP leagues.

Category: Game Recaps

Malcolm Butler was on the field for all 71 of the Patriots' defensive snaps in Monday's win over the Bills. Butler shut down top Bills WR Sammy Watkins and finished the night with three tackles.

Fantasy Impact: Butler has proved the Patriots made the right choice in making the second year player their top CB. He has done a solid job on the opposing teams number one receiver this season. He has not put up numbers that would make him an IDP fantasy must own but if he can create some turnovers he could become a sleeper pick up.

Category: Game Recaps

Logan Ryan was on the field for all 71 of the Patriots' defensive snaps in Monday's win over the Bills. Ryan had a team-high nine tackles Monday upping his season total in that category to 50, to go along with four picks in 10 games to date.

Fantasy Impact: Ryan is a sleeper pickup in IDP fantasy leagues. His tackle total has been rising each game and he has the potential to create turnovers. Ryan has become a big part of the Patriots secondary.

Category: Game Recaps

Chandler Jones was on the field for 63 of the Patriots' 71 defensive snaps in Monday's win over the Bills. Jones had a chance to rack up a sack Monday, but QB Tyrod Taylor slipped out of the defensive end's grasp, with Jones thus limited to one tackle in the game.

Fantasy Impact: Jones has been a strong IDP play this year. He had a strong pass rush yesterday and pressured Taylor often but could not get any stats. He should continue to have the potential to put up huge fantasy numbers with sacks and tackles.

Category: Game Recaps

His stat line wasn't overly impressive, but he carried the ball twice for 14 yards and caught 2-of-3 targets for another 32 yards. He scored once on the ground and once through the air.

Fantasy Impact: He really is not consistent enough to warrant a start, but he is the clear passing down RB in arguably the best offense the NFL has to offer. He will be an RB3 for next week's game with Denver.

Category: Game Recaps

He was second on the team in targets for the game. It was a contest that saw both teams struggle offensively.

Fantasy Impact: Woods is just a possession receiver and carries low expectations with him into the next game against the Chiefs, where he will be a WR4/5.

Category: Game Recaps

Jacob Tamme had a quiet outing versus his former team the Indianapolis Colts. Tamme only hauled in one catch on three targets for 16 yards.

Fantasy Impact: This was Tamme's second game with only one reception this season. His roller coaster season continues with the uncertainty of how much involvement he will have in the Falcons' offense each week.

Category: Game Recaps

The Buffalo Bills gave up just 20 points against the New England Patriots. It wasn't enough for the win, though. The Bills lost, 13-20. (Source: Yahoo!)

Fantasy Impact: The Bills fell to the Patriots on Monday, giving up two touchdowns and two field goals. They had one sack and two interceptions on Patriots' quarterback, Tom Brady.

Category: Game Recaps

The 49ers allowed Seattle to score 29 points and allowed Thomas Rawls to rack up 209 yards and a touchdown on the ground.

Fantasy Impact: What a poor showing by a once dominate defense. Like we've been saying all year, keep targeting players that go up against this defense.

Category: Game Recaps

Phil Dawson made his two field goals and one extra point in the loss to Seattle.

Fantasy Impact: With his team crumbling around him, Dawson is clutch as usual. Even though he is one of the most consistent kickers in the league, you can definitely find kickers that have more upside than he does on a weekly basis.

Category: Game Recaps