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New Orleans Saints running back Alvin Kamara (knee) was a full participant in practice on Wednesday and is expected to play in Week 14 against the New York Jets. Kamara has been out since Week 9, but all signs are pointing toward him having a full workload this weekend, especially with veteran Mark Ingram II on the COVID-19 list. Despite the long layoff due to his knee injury, Kamara will be a must-start RB1 in his return against a Jets defense that has allowed the third-most rushing yards per game (133.4) and the most fantasy points per game to RBs in 2021. If Ingram isn't cleared by Sunday's game, expect Ty Montgomery and Tony Jones Jr. to spell Kamara in his return.
New Orleans Saints quarterback Taysom Hill (finger) was a full participant in practice on Wednesday. It confirms an earlier report that he was in line to play in Week 14 against the New York Jets despite suffering from mallet finger in last Thursday's loss to the Dallas Cowboys. Hill won't need surgery on his finger, but that doesn't mean that the 31-year-old will be very accurate throwing the football the rest of the season. Luckily, he'll be facing a Jets defense that just isn't good. They've allowed the fourth-most passing yards per game (263.4), although they've allowed the third-fewest rushing yards to QBs. Hill isn't valuable for his arm. He should run enough to be a low-end QB1 after going for 101 yards on 11 attempts in his first start of the year last week.
Washington Football Team RB J.D. McKissic (concussion) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Dec. 8.
Fantasy Spin: McKissic still needs to pass the concussion tests to play, so his status for Week 14 is uncertain. He can be at least a flex option when healthy, but fantasy players will need a backup plan ready in case he sits again.
Washington Football Team WR Curtis Samuel (groin) was limited during practice Wednesday, Dec. 8.
Fantasy Spin: Samuel received only two touches in the last game and finished with negative two yards. He is still working his way back from the injury but can be avoided in fantasy leagues.
Washington Football Team S Landon Collins (foot), LB Jamin Davis (concussion) and OG Wes Schweitzer (ankle) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Dec. 8. DT Jonathan Allen (groin), LB Jordan Kunaszyk (hamstring), C Tyler Larsen (knee) and OG Brandon Scherff (knee) were limited during practice.
New York Giants wide receiver Kenny Golladay (ribs) was moving gingerly during individual drills on Wednesday and went to a side field to work with trainers. He was officially listed as a non-practice participant. The Giants receivers are pretty much all injured, which is nothing new for 2021. Rookie Kadarius Toney (oblique, quadriceps) missed another practice, and Sterling Shepard (quadriceps) hasn't played since Week 8. If quarterback Mike Glennon is able to return from his concussion with Daniel Jones (neck) likely out, he might not have many good options to throw the ball to. This entire Giants offense is stuck in the mud, and their injury situation hasn't helped. Golladay had three catches for 37 yards before leaving the game last Sunday. Darius Slayton is one of the only healthy Giants receivers.
New York Giants rookie wide receiver Kadarius Toney (oblique, quadriceps) missed another practice session on Wednesday and only worked on a side field with trainers. Toney has missed the last two games, and it's looking like Sterling Shepard (quadriceps), who hasn't played since Week 8, is closer to returning than Toney. Kenny Golladay (ribs) is hurt again and is in danger of missing Week 14 against the Los Angeles Chargers this weekend. What's new for the Giants this year? Fantasy managers shouldn't be relying on Toney this weekend, even if he's active, with either Mike Glennon (concussion) or Jake Fromm expected to make the start under center at quarterback. Darius Slayton is one of the few healthy wideouts for this team.
The New York Giants are "optimistic" that quarterback Mike Glennon (head) will be cleared from the league's concussion protocol and be ready to play against the Los Angeles Chargers on Sunday, according to head coach Joe Judge. Glennon will start this weekend if he clears the protocol. He wasn't able to practice on Wednesday, but he still has a few more days to gain clearance. Daniel Jones (neck) remains limited in practice, but he's expected to miss a second straight game and has yet to be cleared for contact in practices. If Glennon isn't cleared, Jake Fromm would make his first career NFL start. The Chargers defense is a very strong streaming option in fantasy in Week 14, especially considering how beat up New York's receivers are as well.
New Orleans Saints RB Mark Ingram will be placed on the Reserve/COVID-19 list.
Fantasy Spin: Ingram's status for Week 14 is in question since the game is only a few days away. Fantasy players can monitor the situation but may need to look for other options in their lineups.
New York Giants quarterback Mike Glennon (concussion) only worked on a side field during practice on Wednesday. Meanwhile, Daniel Jones (neck) continued to be limited after missing last week's game. Jones is unlikely to return in Week 14 against the Los Angeles Chargers, so if Glennon cannot clear the league's concussion protocol, it will be Jake Fromm making his first NFL start on Sunday. If that's the case, fantasy managers may want to avoid all of the Giants offensive weapons in fantasy. Just last week, Fromm was getting repetitions on the Buffalo Bills practice squad. No matter how New York's QB situation shakes out this week, the Chargers defense will be a strong play in fantasy. Glennon went 23-for-44 for 187 yards, no touchdowns and an interception in the Week 13 loss to the Miami Dolphins.
Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Tee Higgins (ankle) wasn't seen at the portion of practice open to the media on Wednesday. Higgins picked up an ankle injury in the Week 13 loss to the Los Angeles Chargers, but he managed to score a touchdown for the second straight week and put up over 100 yards receiving for the second straight week with a season-high 138 yards on 14 targets and nine receptions. Higgins' ankle injury isn't believed to be serious, but fantasy managers will want to keep an eye on his practice status over the next couple of days. As long as he returns and is active on Sunday against the San Francisco 49ers, he should be a locked-in WR2 in fantasy. Rookie Ja'Marr Chase and Tyler Boyd would have higher ceilings if Higgins was unable to play.
Cincinnati Bengals head coach Zac Taylor said that running back Joe Mixon (illness) is out sick on Wednesday. Mixon injured his neck in the second half of the Week 13 loss to the Los Angeles Chargers, but he returned to the contest and the injury isn't an issue heading into Week 14 against the San Francisco 49ers. Those that roster Mixon may want to snag Samaje Perine off the waiver wire as insurance, but as long as Mixon returns to practice at some point this week, he should be good to go and would be a high-end RB1 against a Niners defense that has been a top-10 matchup in terms of fantasy points per week to the RB position all year.
New York Giants RB Saquon Barkley (ankle) was limited during practice Wednesday, Dec. 8. The Giants did not hold a practice Wednesday, so this is an estimation.
Fantasy Spin: Barkley is back on the injury report, so fantasy players will need monitor the situation over the next few days. He will see plenty of touches if he plays and can be a No. 2 running back in most leagues.
New York Giants WR Sterling Shepard (quadriceps) was limited during practice Wednesday, Dec. 8. The Giants did not hold a practice Wednesday, so this is an estimation.
Fantasy Spin: Shepard returned to practice last week and may have a chance to be in uniform in Week 14. Fantasy players will know more about the situation later in the week, but he could be a possible flex option in deeper leagues if he plays.
New York Giants CB Adoree' Jackson (quadriceps) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Dec. 8. The Giants did not hold a practice Wednesday, so this is an estimation.
Minnesota Vikings kicker Greg Joseph has been near the top of the league in points all season, currently sitting at seventh on the year. While Joseph has only attempted the 14th most PAT's in a conservative Viking offense, he is sixth in field goal attempts and has made six from beyond 50 yards, good for third in the league. Minnesota is 21st in fourth-down attempts in 2021 and as long as the coaching staff continues to opt for field goals in the red zone, Joseph will be one of the top options at the position. Joseph and the Vikings take on the Pittsburgh Steelers in Week 14, a team giving up the fifth-most points to opposing fantasy kickers.
Detroit Lions head coach Dan Campbell said that running back D'Andre Swift (shoulder) is "improving," but there still isn't much of an update on the status of his return. Swift isn't believed to have taken part in the team's walkthrough practice on Wednesday ahead of their Week 14 date against the Denver Broncos on the road. Fantasy managers shouldn't be shocked at all if the 22-year-old misses a second straight game after suffering an AC joint sprain in Week 12. Jamaal Williams saw 17 of the team's 24 backfield carries and went for 71 yards in the team's first win of the season last Sunday. Against a stout Broncos defense, Williams would be more of a low-end RB2 if he makes another start in place of the injured Swift.
New York Giants WR Kenny Golladay (rib) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Dec. 8. The Giants did not hold a practice Wednesday, so this is an estimation.
Fantasy Spin: Golladay may be receiving some time off because he was able reenter the last game after suffering the rib injury. The Giants passing game is a question mark because of the quarterback situation, so fantasy players can consider keeping Golladay on the bench if they have better options.
New Orleans Saints running back Alvin Kamara (knee) is expected to return to practice on Wednesday. Kamara has been sidelined since Week 9, but barring a setback this week, there's a very real chance that he'll be active on Sunday against the New York Jets in a great matchup. Veteran Mark Ingram II, who has seen most of the backfield touches for the Saints with Kamara injured, is on the COVID-19 list and may miss the Week 14 game. If Kamara is back, there's a chance that he'll have his snaps monitored due to the long layoff, but most fantasy managers should feel comfortable putting him back into their starting lineups. The bigger concern could be quarterback Taysom Hill stealing away a lot of designed runs himself. Ty Montgomery saw more work out of the backfield last week and could back up Kamara if he returns on Sunday.
New Orleans Saints running back Mark Ingram II is heading to the Reserve/COVID-19 list on Wednesday, according to sources. Ingram tested positive for the virus, and if he's vaccinated, he'll need to be asymptomatic and return two negative tests 24 hours apart in order to be cleared to play in Week 14 against the New York Jets on Sunday. Fantasy managers shouldn't be counting on the veteran this week, as Alvin Kamara (knee) is on track to return for the first time since Week 9. If Kamara and Ingram are both inactive, the Saints would rely on Ty Montgomery and Tony Jones Jr. in their backfield in a great matchup against a Jets defense that has surrendered the third-most rushing yards per game (133.4) in 2021.
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