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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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Mark Andrews Nov 29 9:20am ET

Baltimore Ravens tight end Mark Andrews (COVID-19) has tested positive for COVID-19 and was placed on the Reserve list. Andrews is the 11th Ravens player to go on the Reserve/COVID list over the past week, with pass-rusher Matt Judon also testing positive for the virus. The Ravens' star tight end is a Type 1 diabetic, so here's to hoping for a full recovery by the former Oklahoma Sooner. Despite these positive tests, the NFL still intends for this game to be played, though the odds will certainly be against the Ravens down so many starters against the unbeaten Steelers. Stay tuned for updates on the status of the game.

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Jalen Hurts Nov 29 9:10am ET

Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts is expected to see more playing time on Monday night against the Seahawks. Carson Wentz is still the Eagles' starter- though they intend to use Hurts for plays at a time in an attempt to spark an offense that ranks 26th in yards and 24th in points scored. It's anyone's guess as to how the snaps will play out, but it could be a similar situation to the one in New Orleans, where Taysom Hill normally rotates in. Hurts likely won't have much fantasy value in this role, though he makes for an interesting stash if he impresses against Seattle.

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Clelin Ferrell Nov 29 8:50am ET

Las Vegas Raiders defensive end Clelin Ferrell (COVID-19) has a chance to return to the field on Sunday after missing his team's Week 11 game. The team will see how he feels in the hours before kickoff. Ferrell had started every game this year before testing positive for the virus, compiling 19 tackles and seven quarterback hits. The pass-rusher is off the IDP radar at the moment, as he has yet to record a sack on the season. The Raiders' defense as a unit should be avoided if possible, as they have a tough matchup with the Falcons offense.

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Kalen Ballage Nov 29 8:40am ET

Los Angeles Chargers running back Kalen Ballage (ankle, calf) is not expected to play against the Bills In Week 12. Ballage was listed as questionable and is a game-time decision, though it appears he is on the wrong side of that designation. This coincides with the news that Austin Ekeler (hamstring) was activated and is expected to make his return to the field. While the Chargers won't run Ekeler into the ground, it's likely that the star back will see at least 15 touches against a Buffalo defense that struggles to contain the ground game. This would put Ekeler squarely in the RB2 conversation, with a bit of risk. Troymaine Pope could have some flex value if Ballage doesn't go, though he wouldn't be an option you can start with any sort of confidence.

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Hayden Hurst Nov 29 8:20am ET

Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones (hamstring) is not expected to play against the Raiders in Week 12. Meanwhile, tight end Hayden Hurst (ankle) is on track to suit up for the contest. Jones will test his ailing hamstring out in the pre-game, though it's certainly not looking good after a 'DNP' in Friday's practice. Hurst was able to get a limited session in on Friday and would likely see an increased target share if available. It's worth noting the struggles of the Falcons' offense this year when Jones isn't out there. Still, Calvin Ridley, Russell Gage and Olamide Zaccheaus should all see extra looks in the passing game, in addition to Hurst.

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Tyler Boyd Nov 28 10:50pm ET

Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Tyler Boyd should be the only pass-catcher in Cincy to not be too negatively impacted by the team's move to Brandon Allen at quarterback. Last year, Boyd managed to finish with 90 catches for 1,046 yards while playing with Andy Dalton and Ryan Finley at quarterback, so Boyd doesn't need Andy Dalton to produce. He's a solid WR2/3 play with a high floor this week against this Giants Defense.

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Kendall Hinton Nov 28 10:50pm ET

That's a weird headline, huh? The entire Denver Broncos quarterback unit is on the COVID-19 list and will miss Sunday's game against the Saints. There was speculation running back Royce Freeman would be the emergency quarterback, but it looks like it will be practice squad wide receiver Kendall Hinton, who played some quarterback at Wake Forest. He wasn't particularly good there, but considering he was wide receiver eligibility on most fantasy providers but will play quarterback, there's value in using him as a FLEX play in 14-team leagues. The Broncos entire pass-catching unit sees a sharp downgrade, though.

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Tee Higgins Nov 28 10:40pm ET

Cincinnati Bengals rookie wide receiver Tee Higgins has been playing some solid football, but he should see a downgrade in value as the team moves to Brandon Allen at quarterback with Joe Burrow (knee) out. We expect the Bengals to lean more on their veteran options this week, so even though Higgins has nine or more targets in three consecutive games, this might look more like his Week 2 performance (three catches for 35 yards) than like his recent showings.

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Laviska Shenault Jr. Nov 28 10:10pm ET

With D.J. Chark Jr. (ribs) out, Jacksonville Jaguars rookie wide receiver Laviska Shenault Jr. could slide into the No. 1 receiver role on this team. But with Mike Glennon at quarterback, Shenault's upside is limited. Shenault hasn't played since Week 9, and while he was trending up at one point, that was with Gardner Minshew II under center. Now, Shenault's a risky WR4/5 play against the Cleveland Browns, albeit one with some upside based on potential volume.

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James Robinson Nov 28 10:10pm ET

Jacksonville Jaguars rookie running back James Robinson continues to be one of the biggest workhorse backs in the NFL this season. He's seen 17 or more carries in four consecutive games, with at least 3.96 yards per carry and two targets in each of those. Volume alone makes Robinson a matchup-proof RB2 play every week.

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Mike Glennon Nov 28 10:00pm ET

Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Mike Glennon will be starting against Cleveland in Week 12, but he shouldn't be starting in your fantasy football lineup. His top wide receiver, D.J. Chark Jr. (ribs) is out, and Glennon hasn't started an NFL game since 2017, when he threw four touchdowns and five interceptions in four games. Glennon might be an upgrade over rookie Jake Luton, but he's still just a low-end QB2 play for desperate managers.

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Clyde Edwards-Helaire Nov 28 9:50pm ET

Kansas City Chiefs running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire remains the team's top running back and should be in line for solid work against Tampa Bay in Week 12. It's a fairly tough matchup, but CEH has low-end RB2 value based on his upside. He scored twice last week, potentially suggesting that the rookie rusher is trending up after struggling at times earlier in the season.

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Travis Kelce Nov 28 9:40pm ET

Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce has been targeted 10-plus times in three consecutive games. He remains the No. 1 play at the tight end position this week despite a tougher matchup than usual against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. With other top tight ends injured, Kelce is worth paying up for in DFS, as positional scarcity makes him essentially matchup proof at this point.

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Le'Veon Bell Nov 28 9:40pm ET

Kansas City Chiefs running back Le'Veon Bell has struggled to make much of an impact since joining the team.Last week's seven carries were his most as a member of the Chiefs. Sure, he scored a touchdown, but Bell's been a low-volume guy since arriving in K.C., and at this point he's just a Clyde Edwards-Helaire insurance policy, not a standalone fantasy asset. He's a risky deep-league option against the Buccaneers on Sunday.

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Patrick Mahomes Nov 28 9:30pm ET

Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes faces a Tampa Bay defense that allows the seventh-fewest fantasy points per game to quarterbacks this week. It's not the greatest matchup for Mahomes, but that doesn't matter a ton for fantasy managers. He has 348 or more yards in three consecutive appearances. He's a clear QB1 play every single week when it comes to season-long formats, though there's slight reason for concern when it comes to paying up for Mahomes in DFS.

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Tyreek Hill Nov 28 9:30pm ET

Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Tyreek Hill is playing his best football of the season right now and there's no reason to think that changes in Week 12 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, even if the Bucs have one of the best defenses that K.C. has faced this year. There has been one game this year in which Hill didn't manage to get into the end zone. He's had 98 or more yards in three straight games. Things are clicking. Play him as a WR1.

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Tye Smith Nov 28 8:03pm ET

Tennessee Titans DB Tye Smith (shoulder) was activated from the Reserve/Injured list Saturday, Nov. 28. LB Tuzar Skipper was activated from the Reserve/COVID-19 list. LB Will Compton was elevated from the practice squad to the active roster.

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Matt Ioannidis Nov 28 8:03pm ET

Washington Football Team DT Matt Ioannidis was activated from the Reserve/COVID-19 list Saturday, Nov. 28.

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Graham Gano Nov 28 7:53pm ET

New York Giants LB Tae Crowder (hamstring) and DB Xavier McKinney (foot) were activated from the Reserve/Injured list Saturday, Nov. 28. PK Graham Gano was activated from the Reserve/COVID-19 list. DE Niko Lalos was elevated from the practice squad to the active roster.

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Jack Cichy Nov 28 7:53pm ET

Tampa Bay Buccaneers LB Jack Cichy (hamstring) was activated from the Reserve/Injured list Saturday, Nov. 28. DB Herb Miller and G John Molchon were elevated from the practice squad to the active roster.

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