Content provided by Player News - Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014
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|Giants WR Washington a 'work in progress'||10-22-2014|
|Corey Washington WR NYG|
Giants WRs coach Sean Ryan says Corey Washington remains "a work in progress."
|"He's learning to run an entire route tree," Ryan said when asked why Washington isn't playing. "There is growing to be done with Corey. He works on his releases, his routes, his top of the breaks, getting out of those -- things he needs to improve on." At 6'4/214, Washington is merely a Dynasty stash and watch-list candidate. With Odell Beckham and Rueben Randle expected to see increased reps in the slot with Victor Cruz out, Washington could see a few snaps on the outside.|
|McCown (thumb) limited on Wednesday||10-22-2014|
|Josh McCown QB TB|
|Josh McCown (thumb) was limited in Wednesday's practice.||McCown is on track to return coming off the Bucs' Week 7 bye. He should handle backup duties behind Mike Glennon.|
|Jimmy Graham limited on Wednesday||10-22-2014|
|Jimmy Graham TE NO|
Jimmy Graham (shoulder) was limited on Wednesday.
Mike Triplett on Twitter
|Graham is going to play, but will likely be limited to passing-only situations. Owners will be scared after Graham's zero-catch effort on 30 snaps in Week 7, but the Saints-Packers game has an over-under of 54 points.|
|Khiry Robinson (forearm) not practicing Wed.||10-22-2014|
|Khiry Robinson RB NO|
|Khiry Robinson (forearm) did not practice Wednesday.||Robinson said he has a "little boo-boo," but he's "straight." We'll see if he gets back to practice Thursday. If Robinson can't play, Mark Ingram would likely handle 15-18 carries as a solid RB2 against the Packers' No. 31 run defense.|
|Owen Daniels (knee) misses practice||10-22-2014|
|Owen Daniels TE BAL|
Owen Daniels (knee) did not practice Wednesday.
Jamison Hensley on Twitter
|It's a new injury for Daniels, who posted a 6/58/1 line in Week 7. His status will be updated again on Thursday.|
|Pierre Thomas, Khiry Robinson not practicing||10-22-2014|
|Pierre Thomas RB NO|
Pierre Thomas (ribs, shoulder) did not practice Wednesday.
Mike Triplett on Twitter
|Thomas is expected to miss 2-3 weeks. Travaris Cadet will see an increased role in the passing game. Khiry Robinson (forearm) also missed practice Wednesday, though his injury isn't believed to be serious. Cadet is worth looking at in deeper PPR leagues after producing a 15-129-1 receiving line the past two weeks.|
|Gio Bernard limited Wednesday with rib injury||10-22-2014|
|Giovani Bernard RB CIN|
|Giovani Bernard (ribs) was limited in Wednesday's practice.||The Bengals are limiting Bernard's reps after he took several big hits in Sunday's loss. His rib injury isn't considered serious, and shouldn't keep him out of Week 8 against the Ravens.|
|John Brown (ankle) limited Wednesday||10-22-2014|
|John Brown WR ARZ|
John Brown (ankle) was limited in Wednesday's practice.
Kent Somers on Twitter
|Coach Bruce Arians said Brown has a sprained ankle. It must be of the mild variety. He remains on track to be a boom-or-bust WR4 against the Eagles in Week 8.|
|Fozzy Whittaker (quad) unable to practice||10-22-2014|
|Fozzy Whittaker RB CAR|
|Fozzy Whittaker (quad) did not practice Wednesday.||He remains week to week. With DeAngelo Williams (ankle) also sidelined, the Panthers will continue to go with Chris Ogbonnaya and Darrin Reaves behind Jonathan Stewart.|
|Donald Brown officially ruled out||10-22-2014|
|Donald Brown RB SD|
|Donald Brown (concussion) has been ruled out for Thursday night's game against the Broncos.||Brandon Oliver will make his third straight start. Ryan Mathews (MCL) has also been out for Week 8.|
|Luke Willson (groin) back at practice Wed.||10-22-2014|
|Luke Willson TE SEA|
Luke Willson (groin) returned to Seahawks practice Wednesday.
Curtis Crabtree on Twitter
|Willson sat out Week 7, leaving tight end duties to Cooper Helfet, who caught three passes for 61 yards and a score. Willson won't be guaranteed to start in his return to the lineup with Zach Miller (ankle) still sidelined.|
|Andre Ellington limited again on Wednesday||10-22-2014|
|Andre Ellington RB ARZ|
|Andre Ellington (ribs, foot) was limited on Wednesday.||Ellington played through his rib injury in Sunday's win and hasn't had any setbacks with his foot injury. He'll be borderline RB1 against the Eagles in Week 8.|
|Anthony Dixon expects RBBC w/ Bryce Brown||10-22-2014|
|Bryce Brown RB BUF|
Anthony Dixon said he expects to "kinda do it together, as a combination" with Bryce Brown in the Bills' backfield.
Mike Rodak on Twitter
|Shonn Greene (hamstring) returns to practice||10-22-2014|
|Shonn Greene RB TEN|
|Shonn Greene (hamstring) was limited in Wednesday's practice.||It's Greene's first practice in two weeks. He should be considered questionable for Sunday's game against the Texans. Bishop Sankey is going to remain the Titans' lead back even when Greene returns.|
|Martellus Bennett (hamstring) not practicing||10-22-2014|
|Martellus Bennett TE CHI|
Martellus Bennett (hamstring) did not practice Wednesday.
Jeff Dickerson on Twitter
|Bennett played his full complement of snaps Week 7 against the Dolphins, so we're not sure when he was hurt. He hasn't found the end zone in four games and is averaging just four catches for 42 yards on six targets per game the past three weeks. Always a hot starter, Bennett is merely a low-end TE1 option.|
|Chris Polk expects to return in Week 8||10-22-2014|
|Chris Polk RB PHI|
|Chris Polk (hamstring) returned to practice Wednesday.||Polk has missed the Eagles' first six games. It puts him on track to play in Week 8 against the Cardinals. Polk would back up LeSean McCoy if Darren Sproles (knee) is held out.|
|Darren Sproles (knee) limited Wednesday||10-22-2014|
|Darren Sproles RB PHI|
Darren Sproles (knee) was limited in Wednesday's practice.
Jeff McLane on Twitter
|As expected. Sproles is off on the right foot to play Week 8 against Cardinals. But at less than 100 percent against a good defense, he's merely an RB3.|
|Jake Locker (thumb) limited on Wednesday||10-22-2014|
|Jake Locker QB TEN|
|Jake Locker (thumb) was limited in Wednesday's practice.||There should be more clarity on Locker's status Thursday. Coach Ken Whisenhunt has said he expects Locker to return this week.|
|Harvin to have 'small role' on O in Jets debut||10-22-2014|
|Percy Harvin WR NYJ|
Coach Rex Ryan said it's "unrealistic" to expect Percy Harvin to play 50 offensive snaps in his Jets' debut Week 8 against the Bills.
Rich Cimini on Twitter
|Harvin will return kickoffs and possibly punts, but he doesn't know OC Marty Mornhinweg's offense. The Jets will have a couple packages for Harvin on offense, but he's unlikely to play more than 25-30 snaps. It may take a few weeks before Harvin becomes usable in fantasy lineups. It'll be Eric Decker and Jeremy Kerley gobbling up the bulk of the work and targets at receiver Sunday.|
|Eric Decker (hamstring limited Wednesday||10-22-2014|
|Eric Decker WR NYJ|
|Eric Decker (hamstring) was limited in Wednesday's practice.||Decker hasn't had any setbacks with his hamstring injury. He should be close to being fully healthy. Decker will be on the WR2 radar against the Bills.|
|Sammy Watkins (groin) practicing in full Wed.||10-22-2014|
|Sammy Watkins WR BUF|
Sammy Watkins (groin) practiced in full Wednesday.
Mike Rodak on Twitter
|It's a new "injury" for Watkins, but not one that will affect his availability for Week 8 against the Jets. In a tasty matchup with Kyle Orton, Watkins is a WR2.|
|Vincent Jackson (ribs) held out on Wednesday||10-22-2014|
|Vincent Jackson WR TB|
Vincent Jackson (ribs) did not practice Wednesday.
Roy Cummings on Twitter
|The Bucs are getting Jackson extended rest coming off their bye. Jackson is fully expected to play in Week 8 against the Vikings.|