|Sat Oct 25||06:39||Gordy will likely have more limited role Sunday against Pittsbur...||Josh Gordy||CB||Rams||Free Agent|
Gordy will likely have a more limited role Sunday against Pittsburgh with Darius Butler probable to return with an ankle injury
Gordy played well as Indy's nickelback with Gordy out, so it's possible the two could split playing time. However, more likely Gordon sees a sharp reduction in snaps.
|Sat Oct 25||06:37||Butler full participant in practice Friday and listed as probabl...||Darius Butler||CB||Panthers||Free Agent|
Butler was a full participant in practice Friday and is listed as probable against Pittsburgh.
Butler will likely return to his nickelback role with Josh Gordy seeing fewer snaps as a result.
|Fri Oct 24||20:37||The Raiders would like to get Jones-Drew more involved||Maurice Jones-Drew||RB||Jaguars||Logic|
The Raiders would like to get Jones-Drew more involved, CSNBayArea.com reports. "We need to get [Jones-Drew] more snaps," interim coach Tony Sparano said. "I think the plan is to try to get him involved a little bit more if we can do that now. One of the things we have to do is in order to get people more snaps, we have to play more snaps."
Sparano said something similar earlier this month, but Jones-Drew has touched the ball just eight times in two games since. Thus, it's hard to know how much to read into these comments, but it does sound like the team would, ideally, get Jones-Drew some more reps as a way to keep Darren McFadden fresh and perhaps spark its last-ranked rushing offense. McFadden is likely to continue seeing the bulk of the work.
|Fri Oct 24||18:50||Johnson (knee) probable for Sunday's game against Philadelphia||Rashad Johnson||S||Cardinals||Free Agent|
Johnson (knee) is probable for Sunday's game against Philadelphia.
Johnson is having the best IDP season of his career so far, totaling 36 tackles and two interceptions in six games, but he figures to see his opportunities lessened in the upcoming games as Tyrann Mathieu (knee) reaches full health and rookie first-round pick Deone Bucannon catches up to the speed of the NFL game.
|Fri Oct 24||18:49||Rucker (calf) probable for Sunday's game against Philadelphia||Frostee Rucker||DE||Browns||Free Agent|
Rucker (calf) is probable for Sunday's game against Philadelphia.
Rucker will be ready to play Sunday, but he's far off the IDP radar these days.
|Fri Oct 24||18:44||Taylor ruled out for Sunday's game against Colts||Ike Taylor||CB||Steelers||Free Agent|
Taylor has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Colts, Scott Brown of ESPN reports.
Taylor has been limited in practice all week, so it will be another week off to recover his broken forearm. His return would have been useful against Andrew Luck and the pass-happy Colts, both for the Steelers and IDP owners.
|Fri Oct 24||18:37||Turbin (shoulder) probable for Sunday's game against Carolina||Robert Turbin||RB||Seahawks||Free Agent|
Turbin (shoulder) is probable for Sunday's game against Carolina.
Turbin has practiced all week, including two full practices to finish up the week, so he's at or near full strength for his usual off-the-bench role behind workhorse Marshawn Lynch.
|Fri Oct 24||18:35||Campbell (knee) questionable for Sunday's game against Philadelp...||Calais Campbell||DE||Cardinals||Free Agent|
Campbell (knee) is questionable for Sunday's game against Philadelphia.
Campbell logged two limited practices to close out the week, giving hope that he might return from his MCL injury in what could be a profitable matchup with a run-heavy, fast-paced Philadelphia offense. Still, even if he's active Sunday, Campbell probably won't see a full workload in his initial return.
|Fri Oct 24||18:22||Cushing (knee) questionable for Sunday's game against Titans||Brian Cushing||LB||Texans||Free Agent|
Cushing (knee) is questionable for Sunday's game against the Titans, the Texans' official site reports.
Cushing slots in as a game-day call, and even if he does play Sunday, it's possible that he will be limited, per the Houston Chronicle.
|Fri Oct 24||18:21||Weddle had nine tackle (seven solo) and forced fumble in Thursda...||Eric Weddle||FS||Chargers||Free Agent|
Weddle had nine tackle (seven solo) and forced a fumble in Thursday night's loss at Denver.
Weddle also had an interception which was nullified by a suspect defensive holding call. He continues to be one of the leaders of the defense in San Diego and does not look like he is slowing down any time soon.
|Fri Oct 24||18:19||Johnson (ankle) probable for Sunday's game against Titans||Andre Johnson||WR||Texans||The Squirts|
Johnson (ankle) is probable for Sunday's game against the Titans, the Texans' official site reports.
Johnson, who practiced fully Friday, figures to see his share of looks once again in Week 8, having combined for 21 targets over his last two outings.
|Fri Oct 24||18:18||Green had one reception on one target for nine yards in Thursday...||Ladarius Green||TE||Chargers||Free Agent|
Green had one reception on one target for nine yards in Thursday night's loss at Denver.
In a very crowded San Diego offense, Green has yet to carve out a consistent space for himself inside the offense. Outside of two four-catch performances in Weeks 3 and 5, Green has basically been a non-factor.
|Fri Oct 24||18:16||Tuck (knee) listed as questionable for Sunday's game against Bro...||Justin Tuck||DE||Giants||Free Agent|
Tuck (knee) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Browns.
Tuck's ability to practice all week, albeit in a limited capacity, suggests a Week 8 return from the knee injury is realistic. The 31-year-old has recorded just one sack in five games, however, after notching 11 in his final year with the Giants.
|Fri Oct 24||18:10||Maxwell (calf) out for Sunday's game against Carolina||Byron Maxwell||CB||Seahawks||Free Agent|
Maxwell (calf) is out for Sunday's game against Carolina.
Maxwell was aiming to return to practice this week, but he wasn't quite able to make it. Hopefully his goal of returning to practice this week forecasts an ability to get back on the field following Sunday's game.
|Fri Oct 24||18:09||Gerhart (foot) practiced fully Friday and listed as probable for...||Toby Gerhart||RB||Vikings||Free Agent|
Gerhart (foot) practiced fully Friday and is listed as probable for Sunday's game against the Dolphins, the Jaguars' official site reports.
Gerhart is thus poised to return to action after missing the last two games, though Denard Robinson is expected to remain the team's lead back Sunday. Those digging deep should be aware that coach Gus Bradley indicated that Gerhart will likely see more Week 8 reps than Storm Johnson, but a wait-and-see approach is in order with Gerhart in most cases.
|Fri Oct 24||18:02||Lynch (non-injury) probable for Sunday's game against Carolina||Marshawn Lynch||RB||Seahawks||ClayCounty|
Lynch (non-injury) is probable for Sunday's game against Carolina.
Lynch has had two disappointing games in a row, but his health is not an issue and he's a prime bounce-back candidate as he takes on a Carolina defense allowing a league-worst 5.3 yards per carry.
|Fri Oct 24||18:02||Gibson (hamstring) not listed on Dolphins' injury report for Sun...||Brandon Gibson||WR||Rams||Free Agent|
Gibson (hamstring) is not listed on the Dolphins' injury report for Sunday's game against the Jaguars, the ESPN.com reports.
Having been overtaken on the Dolphins' wideout depth chart by Jarvis Landry, however, Gibson is a break or two away from fantasy reliability.
|Fri Oct 24||18:01||Ausberry (foot) ruled out for Sunday's game against Browns||David Ausberry||WR||Raiders||Free Agent|
Ausberry (foot) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Browns.
As expected, Ausberry will sit after hurting his foot in Week 7, an injury which interim coach Tony Sparano said "could be serious." The door is thus open for Mychal Rivera and perhaps Brian Leonhardt to play additional snaps in the weeks ahead.
|Fri Oct 24||18:01||Royal had three catches on three targets for 29 yards in Thursda...||Eddie Royal||WR||Chargers||Free Agent|
Royal had three catches on three targets for 29 yards in Thursday night's loss at Denver.
The pecking order in San Diego is fairly clear and consistent with Keenan Allen and Malcom Floyd serving as the wide receivers who always receive the most targets and Antonio Gates getting his fair share of looks from the tight end position. The Bolts also like to throw to their running backs a fair amount, so there typically isn't too much left for Royal after all is said and done. Since a spectacular Week 4 performance, Royal has averaged just two catches on three targets over the past four games.
|Fri Oct 24||17:55||Chancellor (ankle) probable for Sunday's game against Carolina||Kam Chancellor||S||Seahawks||Free Agent|
Chancellor (ankle) is probable for Sunday's game against Carolina.
Chancellor is evidently close to full health after logging two full practices to close out the week, making him a justifiable DB1 consideration in most formats. He has 44 tackles in eight games.