NFL Recent Player News


Date Player
11/29/2015 Jeremy Hill, Cin, RB
Hill left Sunday's game with an ankle injury and was questionable to return.

Analysis: Hill had been playing well before exiting, running 16 times for a season-high 86 yards and also catching a 14-yard pass.
11/29/2015 Mike Iupati, Ari, G
Iupati is active for Arizona as he returns to the Bay Area to play his former 49ers, who drafted him 17th overall in 2010.

Analysis: Iupati left in free agency in March and didn't play against San Francisco in September. He was slowed by a knee injury early in the season, and sustained a stinger in a win against the Bengals one week after a neck injury at Seattle required him to leave on a stretcher and be hospitalized.
11/29/2015 Derek Carr, Oak, QB
Carr, who left Sunday's game, has come back into the contest.

Analysis: Carr was hit late by the Titans and Matt McGloin came into the game.
11/29/2015 Nick Foles, StL, QB
Foles is back as the St. Louis Rams' starting quarterback with Case Keenum limited as he recovers from a head injury.

Analysis: Foles started the first nine games for the Rams (4-6), who are ranked last in the NFL in passing yards. He was replaced last week by Keenum, who suffered a head injury during a 16-13 loss at Baltimore and went into the NFL's concussion protocol. Foles has completed 57 percent of his passes with seven touchdowns, six interceptions and a passer rating of 75.9.
11/29/2015 Antone Exum Jr., Min, S
Exum is starting at free safety for Minnesota against the Falcons.

Analysis: Harrison Smith is out with a knee injury.
11/29/2015 Tevin Coleman, Atl, RB
Coleman is starting for Atlanta on Sunday against Minnesota.

Analysis: Usual No. 1 Devonta Freeman is recovering from a concussion.
11/29/2015 Shayne Graham, Atl, K
Graham, signed by Atlanta on Thursday, is filling in for Matt Bryant against Minnesota.

Analysis: Bryant is out with a right quadriceps injury.
11/29/2015 Travis Kelce, KC, TE
Kelce is active for Sunday's game against Buffalo.

Analysis: The tight end had been listed as questionable coming in after sustaining a minor groin injury during Friday's practice.
11/28/2015 Yannik Cudjoe-Virgil, Ten, LB
The Tennessee Titans have signed Cudjoe-Virgil from their practice squad and have waived wide receiver Rico Richardson.

Analysis: Cudjoe-Virgil joined the Titans in the spring as an undrafted free agent out of Maryland. He was injured in the Titans' first preseason game and placed on injured reserve, with the player and team reaching an injury settlement. The Titans re-signed him to the practice squad two weeks ago.
11/28/2015 Harrison Smith, Min, S
Smith has been downgraded and is now listed as out for the Atlanta Falcons game because of a knee injury.

Analysis: Smith was listed as questionable on Friday, but the team said on Saturday that he will be scratched. Smith was injured last week against Green Bay. He missed the first two practices of the week, but was able to do some work on Friday, giving the Vikings (7-3) some hope that he could be ready to face the Falcons in Atlanta. Smith leads the Vikings with 54 tackles this season.
11/28/2015 Darqueze Dennard, Cin, CB
Dennard was placed on a season-ending injury list with a separated shoulder on Friday.

Analysis: Dennard was hurt during a 34-31 loss at Arizona on Sunday night. He was a backup most of the season, but started against the Cardinals because Adam "Pacman" Jones had an injured foot. Dennard had one interception and 16 tackles in 10 games.
11/27/2015 Evan Mathis, Den, G
Mathis is questionable for Sunday night's game against New England.

Analysis: The Denver Broncos left guard has a sprained ankle. If he can't play, rookie Max Garcia will likely make his first NFL start in his place.
11/27/2015 Quinton Spain, Ten, G
Spain will make his first career start Sunday for the Titans against the Oakland Raiders at left guard.

Analysis: Spain will be the third starter at left guard, replacing Joe Looney. Spain brings more size than Looney at 6-foot-4, 330 pounds, and the rookie started 38 games at West Virginia.
11/27/2015 Zach Miller, Chi, TE
Miller caught his fourth touchdown in four games on Thursday in Green Bay.

Analysis: He was targeted seven times but only caught two passes for 10 yards, including a 3-yard score in the second quarter.
11/27/2015 Alshon Jeffery, Chi, WR
Jeffery caught seven passes for 90 yards in rainy conditions on Thursday in Green Bay, though he was kept out of the end zone for the third straight game.

Analysis: He caught a Jay Cutler pass while falling out of the end zone, but he could not get his second foot down in bounds. Another ball thrown his way for a potential score zipped threw his hands on a diving attempt.
11/27/2015 Jeremy Langford, Chi, RB
Langford was impacted by Matt Forte's return on Thursday, but he still finished with 48 rushing yards and a touchdown on 12 carries.

Analysis: He figures to remain a part of Chicago's offense the rest of the way, though he will likely split carries with Forte.
11/27/2015 Matt Forte, Chi, RB
Forte finished with 44 rushing yards on 15 carries against Green Bay on Thursday in his return from a knee injury.

Analysis: He was mostly ineffective in his return after missing Chicago's previous three games. Forte's absence left an opening for rookie Jeremy Langford, who figures to steal carries from Forte the rest of the way. Langford carried the ball 12 times against the Packers and rushed for 48 yards and a touchdown.
11/27/2015 Randall Cobb, GB, WR
Cobb had six receptions for 74 yards in the Packers' 17-13 loss to Chicago on Thanksgiving.

Analysis: Cobb continues to struggle, failing to score a touchdown in six of his last eight games. His targets have steadily dropped from 12 to seven over the past four weeks, and he hasn't put up 100 yards since getting a season-high 116 in Week 2 against Seattle.
11/27/2015 Eddie Lacy, GB, RB
Lacy ran for 105 yards on 17 carries while adding four receptions for 34 yards and a touchdown in the Packers' 17-13 loss to Chicago on Thanksgiving.

Analysis: Lacy got the start after losing the starting job to James Starks due to a lack of production and a groin injury. His performance against the Bears is very encouraging for fantasy owners.
11/27/2015 Jay Cutler, Chi, QB
Cutler completed 19 of 31 passes for 200 yards and a score while picking up his first career win at Lambeau Field on Thursday.

Analysis: Cutler threw 12 interceptions in his four games in Green Bay, but he didn't turn the ball over in consistent rain on Thursday and finished with a 90.2 passer rating.
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