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FFL: Week 11 | NFL: Week 11

Lions CB Slay, Pats LB Hightower among inactives for Week 4

Sun Sep 29 12:23pm ET
By The Associated Press

Players: Danny Amendola, Logan Paulsen, Colt McCoy, Virgil Green, Dwayne Harris, Julian Edelman, Cam Newton, Kenjon Barner, Travis Benjamin, T Y Hilton, Mohamed Sanu, Jordan Reed, Brandon Williams, Allen Hurns, Albert Wilson, J.J. Nelson, Cody Kessler, Tyler Kroft, Melvin Gordon, Alex Tanney, Paul Perkins, Damien Williams, Jonathan Williams, Jerell Adams, Wayne Gallman, Rashard Higgins, Hunter Henry, Robert Foster, Tyreek Hill, Alex McGough, Michael Badgley, Easton Stick, Qadree Ollison, Ito Smith, Terry McLaurin, Trace McSorley, Patrick Mahomes, DeShone Kizer, Myles Gaskin, Saquon Barkley, Damien Harris, Jaleel Scott, Devin Singletary, Brandon Zylstra, Kaden Smith

Detroit Lions cornerback Darius Slay (23) celebrates his interception against the Los Angeles Chargers in the fourth quarter of an NFL football game in Detroit, Sunday, Sept. 15, 2019. (AP Photo/Rick Osentoski)


In this Dec. 30, 2018, file photo, Los Angeles Chargers running back Melvin Gordon rushes during the second half of the team's NFL football game against the Denver Broncos in Denver. A person familiar with the situation says Gordon will end his holdout and report to the Los Angeles Chargers on Thursday, Sept. 26. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Wednesday because he wasn't at liberty to publicly discuss the situation. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)


The Detroit Lions will be without two-time Pro Bowl cornerback Darius Slay when they take on Patrick Mahomes and the high-powered Kansas City Chiefs.

Slay was ruled out of Sunday's game in Detroit with a hamstring injury, delivering a blow to the Lions' chances at slowing down one of the league's most dynamic offenses. Detroit will also be without receiver Danny Amendola (chest) and defensive tackle Mike Daniels (foot).

The Chiefs are missing three key offensive pieces with receiver Tyreek Hill (broken collarbone), running back Damien Williams (bruised knee) and tackle Eric Fisher (groin surgery) all sidelined.

In Miami, Los Angeles Chargers running back Melvin Gordon is active for the first time this season for the game against the Dolphins. Gordon had been holding out since the start of training camp and has had only three days of practice since returning this week.

In Orchard Park, New York, the New England Patriots will be missing starting linebacker Dont'a Hightower for the game against the Bills because of a shoulder injury. Receiver Julian Edelman is active after being listed as questionable because of a chest injury.

For the Bills, rookie running back Devin Singletary will miss his second straight game due to a hamstring injury. Receiver Robert Foster is inactive due to a groin injury.

In East Rutherford, New Jersey, Washington's leading receiver, rookie Terry McLaurin, will miss the game against the New York Giants with a hamstring injury. Starting left guard Brandon Scherff and center Chase Roullier are also out with injuries for Washington.

The Giants will start Wayne Gallman at running back in place of injured Saquon Barkley (ankle).

In Baltimore, the Ravens will be missing run-stuffing defensive tackle Brandon Williams for the game against Cleveland. Williams was added to the injury report with a knee issue on Saturday and was declared out for the game when he struggled in pregame warmups.

At Indianapolis, Colts All-Pro linebacker Darius Leonard will miss his second straight game with a concussion and four-time Pro Bowl receiver T.Y. Hilton is out after aggravating a quad injury in the first half of last week's game. It's only the fifth game Hilton has missed since 2014.

The Raiders made two players inactive against the Colts despite not being listed on the injury report, but after having made an impact earlier this season. Receiver J.J. Nelson was ruled out a week after catching a TD pass in his debut for the Raiders. Defensive end Benson Mayowa, who leads the team with 3 + sacks, also is inactive.

In Atlanta, the Falcons have had to plug in new punt and kickoff return specialists to replace Kenjon Barner, who is inactive against the Tennessee Titans with a concussion and knee injury. Wide receiver Mohamed Sanu is set to return punts, while cornerback Kendall Sheffield will return kickoffs. Backup running back Ito Smith (concussion) is active for the Falcons.

Player Notes
Kareem Hunt Nov 16 10:13pm ET

Cleveland Browns RB Kareem Hunt will 'absolutely' continue to play a big role in the passing game, according to Jake Trotter of ESPN.

Fantasy Spin: Hunt has 13 catches for 90 yards in two games for the Browns, and he has become a safety valve of sorts for quarterback Baker Mayfield. Throw in a handful of carries, and he is worth considering as a flex option in PPR formats.

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Robby Anderson Nov 16 9:53pm ET

New York Jets WR Robby Anderson has 13 total receptions in five games since QB Sam Darnold returned from a bout with mono.

Fantasy Spin: He actually had a big performance in Darnold's first game back, but Anderson has just eight catches for 97 yards in the last four games combined. A Week 11 matchup with Washington looks good on paper, but he is a big-play dependent flex option, at best.

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DeVante Parker Nov 16 9:23pm ET

Miami Dolphins WR DeVante Parker's 'upside' may be limited in Week 11 because of the coverage skills of Buffalo Bills CB Tre'Davious White, according to Cameron Wolfe of ESPN.com.

Fantasy Spin: Parker had five catches for 55 yards and a touchdown in the first meeting with the Buffalo, but with Preston Williams sidelined, White and the Bills can focus all their attention on Parker. He is a touchdown-dependent WR3.

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Blaine Gabbert Nov 16 9:13pm ET

Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Blaine Gabbert (shoulder) won't be activated from the Reserve/Injured list this season, head coach Bruce Arians said Saturday, Nov. 16.

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Justin Evans Nov 16 9:13pm ET

Tampa Bay Buccaneers S Justin Evans (foot) needs surgery on his foot and won't be activated from the Reserve/Injured list this season, head coach Bruce Arians said Saturday, Nov. 16.

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Jerry Hughes Nov 16 5:53pm ET

Buffalo Bills DE Jerry Hughes (groin) likely will be a game-time decision for the Week 11 game.

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Obi Melifonwu Nov 16 5:53pm ET

New England Patriots S Obi Melifonwu (undisclosed) was placed on the practice squad Reserve/Injured list this week.

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Allen Hurns Nov 16 5:23pm ET

Miami Dolphins WR Allen Hurns signed a two-year contract extension with the Dolphins Saturday, Nov. 16, worth $8 million, according to a source. The deal includes $3.27 million in guaranteed money.

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Deon Cain Nov 16 5:23pm ET

Indianapolis Colts practice squad WR Deon Cain and Chicago Bears practice squad RB Kerrith Whyte were signed to the Pittsburgh Steelers 53-man roster Saturday, Nov. 16. Terms of the contracts were not disclosed. The Steelers also waived LB Jayrone Elliott and RB Tony Brooks-James.

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Bo Scarbrough Nov 16 5:13pm ET

Detroit Lions practice squad RB Bo Scarbrough was signed to the 53-man roster Saturday, Nov. 16. Terms of the contract were not disclosed. The team also waived RB Paul Perkins.

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John Kelly Nov 16 5:03pm ET

Los Angeles Rams RB John Kelly was waived Saturday, Nov. 16.

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Maxx Williams Nov 16 4:43pm ET

Arizona Cardinals TE Maxx Williams signed a two-year extension with the Cardinals Saturday, Nov. 16, that will run through the 2021 season. Financial terms were not disclosed.

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Patrick Chung Nov 16 4:43pm ET

New England Patriots RB Damien Harris (hamstring) and SS Patrick Chung (chest, heel) have been ruled out of the team's Week 11 game.

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Thomas Davis Nov 16 4:33pm ET

Los Angeles Chargers OT Sam Tevi (knee) did not participate in practice Saturday, Nov. 16, and has been ruled out for Week 11. WR Geremy Davis (hamstring) and RB Justin Jackson (calf) did not practice and are listed as doubtful. OT Russell Okung (groin) did not practice and is listed as questionable. S Roderic Teamer (groin) and LS Cole Mazza (illness) fully participated in practice but are listed as questionable. LB Drue Tranquill (calf) was limited during practice but is not on the injury report. LB Denzel Perryman (knee), DT Justin Jones (shoulder), OG Dan Feeney (shoulder), LB Thomas Davis (non-injury) and OT Trey Pipkins (toe) fully participated in practice and are not on the injury report.

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Sammy Watkins Nov 16 4:23pm ET

Kansas City Chiefs WR Sammy Watkins (groin) fully participated in practice Saturday, Nov. 16, and is not on the injury report for Week 11.

Fantasy Spin: Watkins has been targeted 27 times in three games since returning from injury and should have a solid role against the Los Angeles Chargers. He can be considered a No. 3 receiver or flex option in fantasy leagues.

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Frank Clark Nov 16 4:23pm ET

Kansas City Chiefs TE Blake Bell (ankle), DE Emmanuel Ogbah (pectoral) and DE Alex Okafor (ankle) did not participate in practice Saturday, Nov. 16, and have been ruled out for Week 11. CB Kendall Fuller (thumb) was limited during practice and is listed as questionable. OT Mitchell Schwartz (knee) was limited during practice but is not on the injury report. DE Frank Clark (neck), OG Laurent Duvernay-Tardif (ankle), OT Cameron Erving (ankle), OT Eric Fisher (groin), DT Chris D. Jones (groin) and DT Derrick Nnadi (elbow) fully participated in practice and are not on the injury report.

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Damien Williams Nov 16 4:13pm ET

Kansas City Chiefs RB Damien Williams (non-injury) did not participate in practice Saturday, Nov. 16, and is listed as questionable for Week 11.

Fantasy Spin: Williams is not dealing with an injury, so he should have a good chance to play in Week 11. He can be considered a No. 2 running back in fantasy leagues if he plays.

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Patrick Mahomes Nov 16 4:13pm ET

Kansas City Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes (knee) fully participated in practice Saturday, Nov. 16, and is not on the injury report for Week 11.

Fantasy Spin: Mahomes has thrown 18 touchdowns and one interception in eight games this season and continues to be one of the top quarterbacks in the NFL. He is a must-start option in all fantasy leagues.

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