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49ers activate Mostert, Sherman, Wilson from IR

Sat Nov 28 7:15pm ET

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) The San Francisco 49ers have activated running backs Raheem Mostert and Jeff Wilson Jr. and cornerback Richard Sherman off injured reserve.

The team also activated left tackle Trent Williams and linebacker Joe Walker from the COVID-19 list on Saturday. Both players are listed as questionable for the game Sunday at the Los Angeles Rams.

Mostert has missed the past four games and Wilson has been sidelined for three games, both with sprained ankles. Sherman has been out since injuring his calf in Week 1.

San Francisco also elevated defensive lineman Alex Barrett from the practice squad and activated offensive lineman Tony Bergstrom and defensive linemen Darrion Daniels and Willie Henry Jr. from the practice squad as COVID-19 replacements.

Receiver Brandon Aiyuk, defensive linemen D.J. Jones and Jordan Willis, and tight end Daniel Helm remain on the COVID-19 list.

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D.J. Foster Nov 28 6:33pm ET

Arizona Cardinals DL Zach Allen (knee) was activated from the Reserve/Injured list Saturday, Nov. 28. TE Evan Baylis was signed to the active roster from the practice squad. TE Darrell Daniels (ankle) and DL Josh Mauro (hamstring) were placed on the Reserve/Injured list. DL Michael Dogbe, RB D.J. Foster and CB Jace Whittaker were elevated to the active roster from the practice squad as COVID-19 replacements. DL Stay McGee was also elevated to the active roster from the practice squad.

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Patrick Onwuasor Nov 28 6:23pm ET

New York Jets LB Patrick Onwuasor (hamstring) was placed on the Reserve/Injured list Saturday, Nov. 28. OL Jimmy Murray was signed to the active roster from the practice squad.

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Tyler Bray Nov 28 6:13pm ET

Chicago Bears QB Tyler Bray was elevated from the practice squad to the active roster Saturday, Nov. 28.

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Blake Bortles Nov 28 6:13pm ET

Updating a previous story, Denver Broncos QBs Drew Lock, Brett Rypien and Blake Bortles have been ruled ineligible for the game Sunday, Nov. 29, against the New Orleans Saints due to COVID-19 contact tracing, according to sources.

Fantasy Spin: Whoever ends up getting the start for the Broncos won't be a fantasy consideration.

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Vita Vea Nov 28 6:00pm ET

Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive tackle Vita Vea (COVID-19 list) was transferred to the COVID-19/reserve list Saturday, further cementing his out status for Sunday against Kansas City. (Players do not necessarily have to test positive in order to be placed on the list.) Having been on injured reserve due to a leg fracture, Vea has proven to be a stalwart of the Buccaneers Defense when healthy. Even without his presence on the defensive line, Tampa Bay has been one of the premier defensive units in fantasy, having allowed a league-best 73 rushing yards per game in 2020. With Vea injured, there's optimism that his placement on the COVID-19/reserve list should not affect Sunday's contest versus the Chiefs, although it's worth checking back ahead of kickoff to confirm.

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Vita Vea Nov 28 5:53pm ET

Tampa Bay Buccaneers DL Vita Vea was placed on the Reserve/COVID-19 list Saturday, Nov. 28.

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Graham Gano Nov 28 5:50pm ET

New York Giants kicker Graham Gano (COVID-19) has been activated ahead of Sunday's game versus Cincinnati, returning to the mix without having missed a game despite a positive virus test. With the Giants having been on their bye last week, Ryan Santoso would have served as the team's contingency plan had Gano not been cleared in time, but the veteran will now take the field against an exploitable Bengals Defense. Gano has made all 16 of his extra points this season, having missed just one field goal (21-for-22), which came from long range. Despite New York's seesaw offensive contributions during 2020, Gano has proven to be a consistent fantasy commodity and is in a strong spot to serve as a streamer option in Week 12.

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Chris Carson Nov 28 5:40pm ET

Seattle Seahawks running back Chris Carson (foot) has been labeled a "full go" by head coach Pete Carroll for Monday's contest against Philadelphia. Carson has missed each of the team's prior four games due to a foot injury, as his absence coincided with numerous backfield injuries. Now, he'll return to true RB1 duties for Seattle, thereby putting himself back in low-end RB1 consideration in the vast majority of season-long formats. While Carlos Hyde has collected double-digit carries and rushing touchdowns in each of his last two games, Carson's return likely knocks him out of roster consideration except in the deepest of season-long leagues. Additionally, Travis Homer and DeeJay Dallas can return to the waiver wire, barring an aggravation of injury to Carson's foot.

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John Brown Nov 28 5:40pm ET

Buffalo Bills wide receiver John Brown (ankle) had already been ruled out for Sunday's game versus the Chargers, but he will now miss at least the next three contests due to a high ankle sprain which has landed him on injured reserve. Brown had been finding his groove within the offense over the past two games, having racked up 14 catches for 171 yards in that span. Stefon Diggs is the likeliest candidate to absorb Brown's targets within the offense, but Cole Beasley, Gabriel Davis, Isaiah McKenzie, Andre Roberts, and even Jake Kumerow could all be in line for larger workloads over the next three weeks. With Brown's potential remaining games slated to come against Denver, New England, and Miami, he can safely be dropped to the waiver wire in all season-long formats.

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Austin Ekeler Nov 28 5:30pm ET

Los Angeles Chargers running back Austin Ekeler (hamstring) has been activated and is cleared to play in Sunday's contest against Buffalo. Ekeler's return coincides with Kalen Ballage (ankle) earning a questionable designation, which could lead to Ekeler getting additional touches in his first game since Week 4. Having proven to be an integral cog in the Los Angeles offense, Ekeler is worthy of starting in nearly all season-long formats, even as he carries some risk due to possible snap count limitations after an extended layoff. The Bills Defense has allowed the sixth-most rushing yards (1,069) to opposing running backs during 2020, working in Ekeler's favor. Those hanging onto Ballage in season-long formats can begin to explore contingency options.

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Blake Bortles Nov 28 5:13pm ET

Denver Broncos QBs Drew Lock, Brett Rypien and Blake Bortles were removed from practice Saturday, Nov. 28, amid COVID-19 contact-tracing concerns. Their availability for Sunday's game is uncertain.

Fantasy Spin: Lock shouldn't be started with much confidence in any league, but he's a clear sit for Week 12. The entire Broncos offense should be faded if this game is played.

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Drew Lock Nov 28 5:10pm ET

The Denver Broncos could have an extremely unique scenario on their hands for Sunday's game against New Orleans. After quarterback Jeff Driskel tested positive for COVID-19 earlier in the week, Drew Lock, Brett Rypien, and Blake Bortles -- the three active quarterbacks the team has under contract -- were all sent home from the team facility Saturday due to concerns over contact tracing. The turnaround ahead of kickoff Sunday does not portend to work in Denver's favor if none of their QBs are given the green light to take the field. Even if Lock is cleared to suit up, he'll have to face a stout Saints Defense, making him a risky season-long or DFS asset. Check back ahead of kickoff to get the final word on Denver's QB room and how it'll proceed.

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JuJu Smith-Schuster Nov 28 5:03pm ET

Pittsburgh Steelers WR JuJu Smith-Schuster (foot) doesn't have an injury designation on the Steelers' final Week 12 injury report released Saturday, Nov. 28.

Fantasy Spin: Smith-Schuster is a WR2 in the matchup against the Baltimore Ravens if the game is played, but fantasy managers will want to play it safe and leave him on the bench if need be.

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Eric Ebron Nov 28 5:03pm ET

Pittsburgh Steelers TE Eric Ebron (non-injury) wasn't listed with an injury designation on the Steelers' final Week 12 injury report released Saturday, Nov. 28.

Fantasy Spin: Fantasy managers will want to keep Ebron on the bench and have another starting option this week with the status of this game still in question amid COVID-19 concerns.

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Luke Willson Nov 28 4:53pm ET

Baltimore Ravens TE Luke Willson (illness) didn't practice Saturday, Nov. 28, and is questionable for Baltimore's scheduled Week 12 game against the Pittsburgh Steelers Tuesday, Dec. 1. LB Matt Judon (ankle), G Tyre Phillips (ankle) and CB Jimmy Smith (ankle, back) were limited and are questionable. DE Derek Wolfe (illness) practiced in full but is questionable.

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Ben Roethlisberger Nov 28 4:53pm ET

Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger (non-injury, quadriceps) doesn't have an injury designation for the team's scheduled Week 12 game Tuesday, Dec. 1.

Fantasy Spin: Roethlisberger is a very risky play this week in a tough matchup and with the status of the game still in question. Fantasy managers should be able to find better and safer options.

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Tavon Young Nov 28 4:43pm ET

Baltimore Ravens DE Jaylon Ferguson, G D.J. Fluker, DT Broderick Washington, OT Will Holden, CB Khalil Dorsey and CB Tavon Young were placed on the Reserve/COVID-19 list Saturday, Nov. 28.

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Mark Andrews Nov 28 4:43pm ET

Baltimore Ravens TE Mark Andrews (thigh) was limited at practice Saturday, Nov. 28, and is questionable for the Ravens' scheduled Week 12 game Tuesday, Dec. 1.

Fantasy Spin: Andrews is coming off two strong games with a total of 12 catches on 16 targets. He's a TE1 in any matchup.

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David Moore Nov 28 4:33pm ET

Seattle Seahawks OT Brandon Shell (ankle) and RB Travis Homer (wrist, thumb, knee) were ruled out for Seattle's Week 12 against the Philadelphia Eagles Monday, Nov. 30. G Jordan Simmons (calf), OL Kyle Fuller (ankle), CB D.J. Reed (foot), WR Freddie Swain (foot) and WR David Moore (hip) are questionable.

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Austin Ekeler Nov 28 4:33pm ET

Los Angeles Chargers RB Austin Ekeler (hamstring) was activated from the Reserve/Injured list Saturday, Nov. 28.

Fantasy Spin: Ekeler should play Sunday against the Buffalo Bills and will be a high-end RB2 as a main focus of the offense.

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