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AP source: Jets fine Osemele after he does not practice

Sat Oct 19 5:39pm ET
By DENNIS WASZAK Jr.
AP Pro Football Writer

This is a 2019, file photo, shows Kelechi Osemele of the New York Jets NFL football team. Osemele says he needs season-ending shoulder surgery and is waiting for the team to authorize the procedure. Osemele said Friday, OCt. 18, 2019, that the team doctor and an outside doctor have both recommended the surgery. But a person with direct knowledge of the situation tells The Associated Press both doctors determined it is actually a pre-existing injury and cleared Osemele to play through the injury and not have the surgery until after the season. (AP Photo/File)


NEW YORK (AP) A person with knowledge of the situation says Jets guard Kelechi Osemele has been fined for conduct detrimental to the team after he did not practice.

The left guard says he needs a season-ending shoulder operation and is waiting for the Jets to authorize the procedure. The team, however, wants him on the field.

Osemele was told by the Jets that he would face disciplinary action Saturday if he did not take the field with his teammates. He was fined an undisclosed amount after not doing so, according to the person who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the team did not announce the discipline.

Osemele said Friday that the team doctor and an independent doctor recommended the surgery for a torn labrum. But another person with knowledge of the situation said Friday that both doctors cleared Osemele to play through it.

Player Notes
Oakland Raiders Nov 20 8:30pm ET

The Oakland Raiders Defense is coming off back-to-back stellar weeks and is in a superb spot to keep the trend going in Week 12. Led by the reigning Defensive Player of the Week Maxx Crosby, they've piled up 10 sacks and five turnovers in their last two games, helping them earn double-digit fantasy point totals in each contest. Their Jets opponent this weekend is allowing the second-most fantasy points to the D/ST position, and the third-most sacks in the league (41). Managers looking for a streaming option this week should ride the Raiders defense with confidence.

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Darren Waller Nov 20 8:00pm ET

Oakland Raiders tight end Darren Waller has underwhelmed in recent weeks after a scorching start to the 2019 season, but he will look to rebound in Week 12. After averaging over seven catches and 80 yards a game through his first six contests, he's averaged just 3/45 in his four games since. The 26-year-old has still led the team in targets (22) in this span, so owners shouldn't hesitate to put him into lineups this week. Waller be a low-end TE1 versus a Jets Defense that's been surprisingly stingy versus the position in 2019.

From RotoBaller

Derek Carr Nov 20 7:50pm ET

Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr will be on the streaming radar once again in Week 12 when the team travels to New York to face the Jets. He'll face a defense that has allowed the 11th-most fantasy points to the position this season, including serving up big games to Ryan Fitzpatrick, Gardner Minshew, and Dwayne Haskins in recent weeks. Carr has put up respectable fantasy numbers since their Week 6 bye, and should have no trouble connecting with his receivers versus this mediocre secondary. The veteran's sturdy floor makes him a safe streaming option this Sunday with four fantasy-relevant quarterbacks on their bye week.

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Josh Jacobs Nov 20 7:40pm ET

Oakland Raiders running back Josh Jacobs (shoulder) was listed as limited for Wednesday's practice, but is in no danger of missing Sunday's game versus the Jets. It's nothing new for the rookie's designation as the team is merely managing his workload after a heavy usage so far this season. Jacobs will be a fringe RB1 versus a Jets team that ranks first in the league in rush yards per game (79.1), but they've still been beaten with 10 touchdowns on the ground. Owners shouldn't hesitate putting Jacobs into their lineups in Week 12 despite the unfriendly matchup.

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Tim Patrick Nov 20 6:40pm ET

Denver Broncos wide receiver Tim Patrick (shoulder) missed practice on Wednesday. Patrick had four catches on a healthy eight targets for 77 yards in his season debut in Week 11 against the Vikings. Assuming he can play in Week 12 against the Bills, Patrick should once again be the No. 2 behind Courtland Sutton. However, against a stingy Bills Defense and with inexperienced quarterback Brandon Allen remaining under center, Patrick doesn't have a ton of upside as a deep league flex play. If he can't get cleared this Sunday, Daesean Hamilton would be the No. 2.

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Robert Woods Nov 20 5:20pm ET

Los Angeles Rams wide receiver Robert Woods was not with the team for practice on Wednesday, and head coach Sean McVay said there is no update on his personal matter. Woods was a surprise inactive last Sunday night because of personal issues, and it's unclear when he might return to the team. For that reason you'll need to have a backup plan in place for Week 12 when the Rams face the Ravens on Monday night. Woods will be even more of a risk with the game being on Monday. With Brandin Cooks (concussion) on track to return this week as well, Woods would be a boom/bust WR3 with how poorly quarterback Jared Goff has played of late. Baltimore's defense is trending up right now, so LA's passing attack could struggle again.

From RotoBaller

Josh Norman Nov 20 5:13pm ET

Washington Redskins DE Jonathan Allen (ankle, knee) and DT Daron Payne (ankle) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Nov. 20. FS Montae Nicholson (ankle) and DT Tim Settle (hamstring) were limited during practice. S Deshazor Everett (ankle), LB Cole Holcomb (thumb), CB Josh Norman (hamstring) and P Tress Way (shin) fully participated in practice.

From TheHuddle

Carl Nassib Nov 20 5:13pm ET

Tampa Bay Buccaneers OT Demar Dotson (non-injury), LB Anthony Nelson (hamstring), DE Jason Pierre-Paul (knee) and S M.J. Stewart (knee) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Nov. 20. DE William Gholston (ankle) and LB Carl Nassib (groin) were limited during practice.

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Julio Jones Nov 20 5:10pm ET

Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones (foot) was held out of practice on Wednesday. The Falcons are likely just giving the veteran some rest late in the season. Jones has battled nagging injuries to his lower body the last several seasons but usually plays through them and remains productive. The 30-year-old hasn't scored a touchdown since Sept. 22, but he's had at least 79 yards receiving in the last five games and has 100-yard performances two times in that span. He'll be a strong WR1 with the Bucs leaky secondary coming to town this Sunday. Jones should be targeted heavily with tight end Austin Hooper (knee) out for another week.

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Tyler Lockett Nov 20 5:10pm ET

Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Tyler Lockett (leg) will not practice on Wednesday, but he could be limited on the field on Thursday. Coming out of the bye week, head coach Pete Carroll expects Lockett to play in Week 12 against the Eagles. He was a bust in Week 10 after going off for 152 yards and two touchdowns in Week 9, but Lockett always has WR1 upside with MVP candidate Russell Wilson throwing him passes. The volume isn't always there in this run-first offense, but Lockett could easily break a big play or two against Philly's secondary this Sunday. Check back on Thursday to see if Lockett returns to the practice field. If he does, he should be on track to play this weekend.

From RotoBaller

Vernon Davis Nov 20 5:03pm ET

Washington Redskins TE Vernon Davis (concussion) was limited during practice Wednesday, Nov. 20.

Fantasy Spin: Davis still has not been cleared to play by the doctors, so fantasy players should keep an eye on the situation. He should be avoided in all fantasy leagues until he is back on the field.

From TheHuddle

Matt Ryan Nov 20 5:03pm ET

Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan (ankle) didn't participate in practice Wednesday, Nov. 20.

Fantasy Spin: Ryan completed 21 of 31 pass attempts for 311 yards and a touchdown against the Carolina Panthers in Week 11. He's one of the top options this week against a horrid Tampa Bay Buccaneers secondary.

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Paul Richardson Nov 20 5:03pm ET

Washington Redskins WR Paul Richardson (hamstring) was limited during practice Wednesday, Nov. 20.

Fantasy Spin: Richardson was not able to play in the Week 11 game but appears to have a chance to play this week. He has posted seven receptions and 76 yards in his last two games but can be avoided this week if fantasy players have better options.

From TheHuddle

Devonta Freeman Nov 20 5:03pm ET

Atlanta Falcons RB Devonta Freeman (foot), S Kemal Ishmael (concussion), DE John Cominsky (ankle), TE Austin Hooper (knee), DE Takkarist McKinley (shoulder) and DE Adrian Clayborn (groin) didn't practice Wednesday, Nov. 20. CB Desmond Trufant (toe) was limited.

From TheHuddle

Julio Jones Nov 20 5:03pm ET

Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones (foot) was held out of practice Wednesday, Nov. 20.

Fantasy Spin: The injury isn't expected to keep Jones out of action against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 12. Jones caught six of eight targets for 91 yards against the Carolina Panthers in Week 11, but he hasn't found the end zone since Week 3.

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Chris Thompson Nov 20 5:03pm ET

Washington Redskins RB Chris Thompson (toe) was limited during practice Wednesday, Nov. 20.

Fantasy Spin: Thompson appears to have a chance to play this week, so fantasy players should check on his status later this week. He would be used mostly as a receiver out of a backfield when he returns and would only be a flex option in deeper point-per-reception leagues.

From TheHuddle

Amari Cooper Nov 20 5:00pm ET

Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Amari Cooper (knee) was a full participant in practice on Wednesday. Cooper continues to battle through injuries this year, but he's fully expected to play in Week 12's showdown with the Patriots on the road. He'll likely be shadowed by shutdown cornerback Stephon Gilmore in this one, but Cooper is a must-start fantasy commodity as long as he's playing. With that said, Dallas' No. 1 wideout will be more of a low-end WR1 this weekend, and fantasy owners should temper expectations just a bit.

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Mohamed Sanu Nov 20 4:53pm ET

New England Patriots WR Mohamed Sanu (ankle) didn't practice Wednesday, Nov. 20.

Fantasy Spin: Sanu had a monster game in Week 9 while catching 10 of 14 targets for 81 yards and his first touchdown with the team, but he took a big step last week with just two catches for four yards. He's a risky flex option only to be considered in deeper leagues.

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Phillip Dorsett Nov 20 4:53pm ET

New England Patriots WR Phillip Dorsett (concussion) didn't participate in practice Wednesday, Nov. 20.

Fantasy Spin: Dorsett caught his fifth touchdown of the season last week against the Philadelphia Eagles. He doesn't have more than three catches in a game since Week 3, but the Patriots' high-scoring offense provides enough opportunities to keep him in consideration as a flex option.

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Adrian Peterson Nov 20 4:53pm ET

Washington Redskins RB Adrian Peterson (toe) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Nov. 20.

Fantasy Spin: Peterson probably will return to practice later in the week and should have a good chance to play in Week 12. He received only 11 touches last week with Derrius Guice back in the lineup and probably will see a similar workload this week. Fantasy players may be able to find better options to use and can keep him on the bench.

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