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|11/16/2017||Marcus Mariota, Ten, QB|
|Marcus Mariota was 22 of 33 for 306 yards and threw one touchdown pass Thursday in the Tennessee Titans' 40-17 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers. He threw a career-high four interceptions, didn't fumble and was sacked five times. Mariota added five rushing yards on five carries and scored one touchdown on the ground.
Analysis: The third-year quarterback clearly wasn't up to the challenge against one of the league's top pass defenses, though he still managed to put up some fantasy points with the rushing score and 300-yard effort. Mariota has now thrown nine picks with just five TD passes over his last six games, though he gets a potential get-right matchup next week against the Colts. He threw for 306 yards and a touchdown with one interception against Indianapolis in Week 6.
|11/16/2017||Ben Roethlisberger, Pit, QB|
|Ben Roethlisberger was 30 of 45 for 299 yards and threw four touchdown passes Thursday in the Pittsburgh Steelers' 40-17 win over the Tennessee Titans. He did not throw an interception, didn't fumble and was sacked three times. Roethlisberger added 10 rushing yards on one carry.
Analysis: Though the Titans aren't exactly a stone wall of a defense, this performance was still tough to predict with Roethlisberger not having more than two TD passes in any of the season's first nine games. After a somewhat sluggish start, Big Ben has ventured back into the QB1 conversation by averaging 269 passing yards with nine touchdowns and a 103.7 rating over four straight Pittsburgh wins.
|11/16/2017||Eddie Lacy, Sea, RB|
|Lacy did not practice Thursday because of a strained groin.
Analysis: The injury kept Lacy out of last Thursday's game against the Cardinals just after he had been named the starter.
|11/16/2017||Kenny Vaccaro, NO, S|
|Vaccaro did not practice on Thursday due to a groin injury.
Analysis: If you have Vaccaro in your individual defense league, you might want to seek other options.
|11/16/2017||Kenny Stills, Mia, WR|
|Stills had to leave practice on Thursday because of a back injury and is considered questionable for Sunday's game.
Analysis: Stills hasn't missed a game since 2015. He ranks second on the team this year with 33 catches for 408 yards and four scores.
|11/16/2017||Alshon Jeffery, Phi, WR|
|Jeffery popped up on the injury report on Thursday due to an ankle issue, though he says he's going to play Sunday night.
Analysis: Jeffery is considered questionable to face the Cowboys.
|11/16/2017||Stephen Hauschka, Buf, K|
|Hauschka did not practice on Thursday due to a hip injury.
Analysis: Hauschka is dealing with some soreness, but he should be able to kick for the Bills this weekend.
|11/16/2017||Jordan Matthews, Buf, WR|
|Matthews was limited in practice on Thursday due to a knee injury.
Analysis: If he's able to play, it should be interesting to see how Matthews does with Nathan Peterman under center. Matthews only had one catch with a struggling Tyrod Taylor at the helm last week.
|11/16/2017||Terrelle Pryor Sr., Was, WR|
|Pryor did not practice on Thursday due to an ankle injury.
Analysis: Big things were expected from Pryor this season, instead his season in Washington has been a fantasy disaster.
|11/16/2017||Corey Coleman, Cle, WR|
|Coleman will start in Week 11 against the Jaguars and is expected to get a full workload as he returns from injury.
Analysis: Coleman is worth keeping an eye on as he should be one of the team's featured receivers.
|11/15/2017||Ronald Darby, Phi, CB|
|Darby practiced in full on Wednesday.
Analysis: Darby, acquired just before the season, has been sidelined since Week 1. His return would be a huge boost to the already talented Eagles.
|11/15/2017||DeShone Kizer, Cle, QB|
|Kizer was a full participant in practice on Thursday as he continues to recover from injured ribs.
Analysis: Kizer had to leave last week's contest because of the injury, but later returned. Still, he isn't much of a fantasy option for the winless Browns.
|11/15/2017||Leonard Fournette, Jax, RB|
|Fournette was limited on Wednesday and Thursday, and did not practice Friday. A report suggests that Fournette may also be limited in his action Sunday against the Browns.
Analysis: Fournette was bottled up last week and is clearly not 100 percent as he continues to recover from an ankle injury.
|11/15/2017||Brandon LaFell, Cin, WR|
|LaFell returned to practice on Thursday after sitting a day earlier due to a knee injury.
Analysis: LaFell is coming off a nice performance in Week 10 and this is a situation worth keeping an eye on.
|11/15/2017||Charles Clay, Buf, TE|
|Clay was back at practice on Thursday after sitting out Wednesday. He had returned from a knee injury last week.
Analysis: Clay had a quiet return against the Saints and we believe the team is continuing to be safe with him. He's probably going to play again in Week 11.
|11/15/2017||Ty Montgomery, GB, RB|
|Montgomery (ribs) likely won't play Sunday against Ravens, per reports.
Analysis: Montgomery suffered a rib injury against the Bears. With Aaron Jones out, Jamaal Williams is expected to get a bulk of the carries Sunday.
|11/15/2017||Case Keenum, Min, QB|
|Keenum will start again at quarterback this week for the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday against the upstart Rams.
Analysis: Vikings coach Mike Zimmer announced Wednesday that Keenum will keep his place running an offense that produced a season-high 38 points in the previous game at Washington. The Vikings host the Rams Sunday. With Teddy Bridgewater back on the active roster, he's widely expected to take over sooner than later. The Vikings have won five straight games with some strong performances by Keenum, though, so a change now would be strange.
|11/15/2017||Dez Bryant, Dal, WR|
|Bryant is set to return to practice on Thursday and he's expected to play through his knee and ankle injuries again this week.
Analysis: Bryant hasn't scored since Week 7 and had just four catches for 39 yards last week.
|11/15/2017||Nathan Peterman, Buf, QB|
|Tyrod Taylor has been benched and the Buffalo Bills are going with Peterman to start against the Los Angeles Chargers on Sunday.
Analysis: That's a significant change of heart for McDermott, who maintained Taylor was the team's starter following a 47-10 loss to New Orleans last weekend and again on Monday. The decision comes after Taylor struggled against the Saints, going 9 of 15 for 56 yards and an interception. Peterman took over and went 7 of 19 for 79 yards and a touchdown over the final two drives.
|11/15/2017||Tyrod Taylor, Buf, QB|
|Taylor has been benched and the Buffalo Bills are going with rookie quarterback Nathan Peterman to start against the Los Angeles Chargers on Sunday.
Analysis: Though McDermott says he remains confident in Taylor, he decided to make the move to see if Peterman can make Buffalo a better team. That's a significant change of heart for McDermott, who maintained Taylor was the team's starter following a 47-10 loss to New Orleans last weekend and again on Monday. The decision comes after Taylor struggled against the Saints, going 9 of 15 for 56 yards and an interception.
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