Colts receiver Reggie Wayne (elbow) is out for Week 8's matchup against Pittsburgh.Fantasy Spin:Wayne has only posted fantasy-worthy numbers once this season and is more security blanket for Andrew Luck than fantasy asset. Donte Moncrief is likelt to see more of an increase than Hakeen Nicks.
Ravens tight end Owen Daniels has his knee scoped on Friday and is expected to miss 2-4 weeks.Fantasy Spin:The Ravens are likely to use Crockett Gillmore, though you may see more three-wide sets.
Detroit running back Reggie Bush is not practicing again Friday, but claims he'll be ready for Sunday against Atlanta, according to Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press.Fantasy Spin:Bush has admitted that the ankle still isn't healed and is bothering him and after his invisible performance in Week 7 fantasy owners shouldn't expect anything against Atlanta in Week 8.
Lions receiver Calvin Johnson (ankle) is expected to be a game-time decision.Fantasy Spin:Fortunately for fantasy owners, game-time is 9:30 a.m. Sunday morning so if he doesn't play you have plenty of time to make your alternate plans. Golden Tate will continue to be a borderline WR1 for Sunday's tilt against the Falcons if Megatron sits.
Bengals receiver A.J. Green didn't practice Friday and can't be considered anything but doubtful for Sunday.Fantasy Spin:Green's fantasy owners should have another plan in place because it's not looking good for him to start in Week 8. Mohamed Sanu owners get a reprieve.
Colts running back Trent Richardson should be downgraded to doubtful after missing Friday's practice and making it a clean sweep for the week.Fantasy Spin:Playing part-time behind Richardson, Ahmad Bradhaw is averaging almost 60 ypg and a touchdown. With Richardson out, Bradshaw becomes a very good fantasy option.
Broncos receiver Demaryius Thomas' expectations were so high heading into the Thursday night game against San Diego that his eight receptions for 105 yards almost feels like he let fantasy owners down.Fantasy Spin:After 521 yards and five touchdowns in the three previous weeks, his night was still a solid points producer and fantasy owners should continue be on him every week.
Broncos running back Ronnie Hillman rushed for 109 yards on 20 carries and caught three balls for 29 more yards.Fantasy Spin:Hillman also had a long touchdown run called back by a holding penalty and he appeared to be the fastest man on the field. Fantasy owners can't be happy, however, when Juwan Thompson vultured two short touchdown runs.
Denver backup running back Juwan Thompson has become the team's short yardage and goal line back.Fantasy Spin:In Thursday night's victory over San Diego, Thompson "stole" two touchdowns from starter Ronnie Hillman from inside the 2-yard line.
Just another solid performance from Broncos QB Peyton Manning threw for 286 yards and three touchdowns in Thursday night's 35-21 win over the Chargers.Fantasy Spin:Zero interceptions again for the third consecutive game. He could have easily had five touchdowns and 300 yards, but the team didn't need it. His average game of 304 passing yards and 3.14 touchdown passes has...
Receiver Emmanuel Sanders was Peyton Mannings No. 1 receiver Thursday night catching all nine targets for 120 yards and three scores.Fantasy Spin:Sanders has mostly been used as a "move-the-chains-guy" with Demaryius Thomas and Julius Thomas doing the scoring - until Thursday night. He is averaging 90 yards per game receiving.
Broncos tight end Julius Thomas posted a second consecutive disappointing output, catching just two of six targets for 23 yards.Fantasy Spin:Thomas has been living off touchdown passes without many yards and over the past two games it's caught up with him. It's inevitable that Peyton Manning will start finding him again.
Broncos receiver Wes Welker's best contributions Thursday night didn't include catching the ball.Fantasy Spin:He blocked well on flanker screens and recovered an Emmanuel Sanders fumble late in the game. Welker is the fourth option these days behind the "Thomas Brothers" and Emmanuel Sanders, so his fantasy value is limited.
Charger rookie running back Branden Oliver was once again the workhorse (20 touches), but struggled to find any open space.Fantasy Spin:Oliver carried the ball 13 times for just 36 yards and caught seven balls for 27 yards and didn't score. The Denver defense doesn't get noticed with their media-fed offense stealing the show, but they are pretty good and Oliver will have...
Chargers QB Philip Rivers was forced to throw more than he would like and ended up 30-of-41 for 252 yards, three scores and two interceptions.Fantasy Spin:It wasn't a great night, but it likely won't kill fantasy owners. Rivers is still producing top-five statistics at the quarterback position and one "off" night won't change that.
Chargers tight end Antonio Gates continues to be Philip Rivers' favorite target in the red zone.Fantasy Spin:Some things never change. Gates is adept at getting just enough room for Rivers to stuff it in there. Thursday night he scored twice from inside the 10-yard line.
Chargers receiver Keenan Allen led the team with 13 targets, catching nine for 73 yards and a touchdown.Fantasy Spin:With the Broncos great pass rush, short, quick passes were the strategy for the night which is why Allen finished the day with just an 8.1 yards-per-catch average.
San Diego receiver Malcom Floyd left the game briefly after falling hard on his shoulder but returned to catch four balls for 58 yards.Fantasy Spin:He's a boom-or-bust receiver because he's the Charger's deep threat with Keenan Allen the possession receiver and Antonio Gates the red zone guy.
San Diego receiver Eddie Royal's caught just three balls for 29 yards in The Thursday night loss to Denver.Fantasy Spin:Royal has been quiet over the past four games with just 138 yards and one touchdown over the span. That's not fantasy worthy.
Redskins coach Jay Gruden indicated Robert Griffin III will return for Week 11 against the Buccaneers.Fantasy Spin:There is still a small chance Griffin returns for Week 9 at Minnesota, but the wise choice for Gruden would be to hold his quarterback out through the Week 10 bye. Colt McCoy is expected to start in Week 8 against the Cowboys.
Ravens tight end Owen Daniels has not practiced yet this week according to The Baltimore Sun.Fantasy Spin:Offensive coordinator Gary Kubiak said he is fine, so the Ravens aren't concerned Daniels will miss Week 8. Daniels remains a sneaky start against the struggling Bengals defense.
Jaguars coach Gus Bradley confirmed Thursday Denard Robinson will remain the starting running back for Week 8 even though Toby Gerhart is back.Fantasy Spin:Robinson ran 22 times for 127 yards against the Browns, so Bradley is sticking with what works. Gerhart has been disappointing since joining Jacksonville. Gerhart will get some carries, but Robinson is the only Jaguars running...
Saints tight end Jimmy Graham remained limited in Thursday's practice due to his shoulder injury according to Mike Triplett of ESPN.Fantasy Spin:Graham will probably remain limited in practice the rest of the week. Unless he suffers a setback, Graham will play, but the question remains how involved will he be. He saw just two targets and no catches last week against the Lions...
Panthers running back Jonathan Stewart will get another game without having to share carries with DeAngelo Williams who will miss his fourth consecutive contest.Fantasy Spin:Stewart rushed for 50 yards on 13 carries and the only other running back to carry it last Sunday was Chris Ogbonnaya (five times). He's a viable low-end fantasy option.
Vikings tight end Kyle Rudolph (sports hernia) did a little stretching and running Wednesday, according to a FOX Sports report.Fantasy Spin:It's the first we have heard of his rehab progress. He was expected to miss 6-8 weeks after the late-September surgery.