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    • Sun, Nov 23, 11:22am

      Ertz (oblique) returned to Sunday's game against the Titans.

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      Analysis: Ertz missed a few minutes but was able to return after briefly going to the locker room for some additional tests.

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    • Sun, Nov 23, 10:58am

      Lane left Sunday's game against the Bears with a right ankle injury and will not return.

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      Analysis: This one didn't look good. The Buccaneers brought out the cart for Lane, whose leg was fitted in an air cast before he was taken off the field. A broken leg or ankle seems possible, leaving Tampa without a true fullback for the rest of this game.

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    • Sun, Nov 23, 10:45am

      A source tells NFL.com's Ian Rapoport that Fitzgerald (MCL sprain) will not play Sunday against the Seahawks.

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      Analysis: Rapoport reported earlier in the day that Fitzgerald is pushing hard to play, but his availability has always seemed iffy at best. We'll get official confirmation once the Cardinals release their inactives, but look for Michael Floyd and John Brown to start at receiver with Fitzgerald out.

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    • Sun, Nov 23, 10:36am

      Thomas (ankle) will not play Sunday against the Dolphins, according to Mike Klis of the Denver Post.

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      Analysis: Thomas was listed as questionable due to the injury he suffered last Sunday against the Rams, but head coach John Fox said he was a true game-time decision after being unable to practice this week. Jacob Tamme is likely to see an increase in snaps on offensive in Thomas' place.

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    • Sun, Nov 23, 10:00am

      Richardson's teammate, Dan Herron, was announced with the Colts' starting lineup Sunday against the Jaguars, Kevin Bowen of colts.com reports.

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      Analysis: As the report notes, Richardson was under the weather earlier this week, but we'd still expect that the duo figure to share the Colts' backfield Sunday in Ahmad Bradshaw's absence.

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    • Sun, Nov 23, 9:58am

      Herron has been announced as Indy's starting running back against Jacksonville, the Indianapolis Star reports.

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      Analysis: He'll get the start over Trent Richardson with Ahmad Bradshaw out with a leg injury. Herron and Richardson still seem likely to split carries, but Herron could have a much larger role than expected.

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    • Sun, Nov 23, 9:33am

      Though Gray (not injury-related) is active Sunday against the Lions, ESPN.com indicates that he won't start the contest.

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      Analysis: Gray -- who missed practice Friday after oversleeping -- is coming off a 201-yard, four-touchdown effort against the Colts this past Sunday, so we'd expect him to remain a part of the team's Week 12 backfield mix. In that case, he figures to find production less easy to come by Sunday, with the Patriots facing a Lions' defense that is giving up a league-low average of 68.8 rushing yards per game to date. Moreover, both Shane Vereen (a candidate to see added work this week, particularly as a pass-catcher) and fellow power back LeGarrette Blount (who ESPN's Mike Reiss suggests figures to see some touches at Gray's expense) are also in the mix Sunday, a combination of factors that appear to make Gray a hit-or-miss fantasy option this week.

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    • Sun, Nov 23, 9:23am

      Brown, who received first-team reps in practice this week, will likely be the Cardinals' third receiver Sunday against the Seahawks, FOX Sports' Mike Jurecki reports.

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      Analysis: This is assuming Larry Fitzgerald (knee) does not play, which is looking increasingly likely. If Fitzgerald is out, Michael Floyd and John Brown would start, with Jaron Brown coming in for three-receiver packages. Jaron Brown has shown flashes this season, but he has just nine catches for 76 yards overall.

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    • Sun, Nov 23, 9:17am

      Bernard (hip/clavicle), who is active for Sunday's game against the Texans, is listed as the starter, the Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

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      Analysis: We're passing the news along, but we don't believe this information really means anything as far as Bernard's workload is concerned. He is still going to share time with Jeremy Hill, and may even see fewer touches than Hill as the Bengals ease him back into action.

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    • Sun, Nov 23, 9:15am

      Rhodes (ankle) is listed as active Sunday against the Packers.

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      Analysis: Rhodes has only been a modest IDP option this season -- 31 tackles (23 solo), nine passes defended, and one interception -- which is unlikely to change with the juggernaut that is Green Bay's offense on tap.

      by Rotowire.com
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