Friday, November 10, 2017


It was a big Friday practice day across fantasy football as Week 10 Sunday approaches.  Some big names returned to practice during the day and that helped to clear up a few of their statuses before the games kick off.  Let's get to the latest.

-Atlanta Falcons ace wideout Julio Jones returned to practice on Friday after sitting out every previous session this week due to what is believed to be a high ankle sprain.  This bodes very well for Jones to be out there at the start in the team's expected shootout versus the Dallas Cowboys.  While Jones continues to frustrate with his crazy inability to score, his very high volume of catches makes him a firm WR 1 in all formats.

-Also returning to practice on Friday was Cowboys wideout Dez Bryant.  Battling his own ankle sprain and also a knee injury, Bryant reportedly "moved well" according to a team reporter and even included a one-handed catch.  That makes it a good chance Bryant will suit up but have Terrance Williams close by just in case.

-Denver Broncos wideout Demaryius Thomas was removed from the team's injury report after he missed practice earlier in the week with a tweaked hamstring.  Like with Julio Jones, Thomas is one of those guys who always seems to be battling some sort of injury.  The big problem here of course is the fact Thomas has seen some of the worst QB play in the league the last season-plus and things are not looking to be any better this weekend with the awful Brock Osweiler under center. 

-You can safely scratch New England Patriots wideout Chris Hogan from your lineups in Week 10 as his injured shoulder is simply not ready yet for him to return to action.  Hogan has been straddling the WR 2/3 line all season but his recent work has been shaky even before the injury. 

-Both Washington Redskins wideout Jamison Crowder and tight end Jordan Reed draw the questionable tag this Sunday, with Reed looking like the more iffy proposition in terms of whether he will go or not.  That means backup Vernon Davis will be another excellent streamer this week, while Ryan Grant is the backup option in PPR formats for Crowder. 

-Matt Forte has been ruled out for Sunday by the New York Jets due to a knee injury and that means backup Bilal Powell and third-stringer Elijiah McGuire will split reps in Sunday's game versus the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.  Powell is arguably the best backup running back in football and he can be a seriously good PPR back when he gets the carries as he should in this one.  Play him as a firm RB 2.

-Tennessee Titans tight end Delanie Walkeri s once again listed as questionable with an ankle injury but the fact he got some work in on Friday means he will likely be out there.  Already one of the more underrated tight ends in the game, Walker is in the TE 1 mode this week. 

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