QWill Blackmon DB WAS (9) 12 hours ago
Blackmon (concussion) is under concussion protocol to begin Week 14.
Blackmon took a hit to the head Sunday against the Cardinals. If he's forced to miss any time, Deshazor Everett will be the next man up.
QSpencer Long WAS (9) 12 hours ago
Long (shoulder/concussion) is under concussion protocol.
Long was evaluated for a concussion during Sunday's game but was ultimately cleared. Thus, it appears he may have experienced concussion-like symptoms Monday morning. Already dealing with a shoulder issue, Long will now have two injuries to overcome in order to suit up Sunday against the Eagles.
IRDCharles Sims RB TB (6) 12 hours ago
Head coach Dirk Koetter said Monday that Sims (knee) is expected to be activated from IR in advance of Sunday's game against the Saints, Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Perhaps Koetter knows a bit more about the health of Doug Martin, who missed the Bucs' final three possessions in Week 13 after he was "bent back" on a third-quarter run. On the other hand, Sims is approaching the end of the second week of his 21-day window for the team to evaluate and ultimately activate him to the 53-man roster. Even if he is available this weekend, he could take a back seat to Martin and Jacquizz Rodgers, dampening his utility off the bat.
SUSJason Jones DL MIA (8) 12 hours ago
Jones was reinstated from a two game suspension on Monday, Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network reports.
Jones was suspended on Nov. 21 for two games after violating the leagues substance abuse policy. He will presumably slide back into the defensive line rotation, and help provide depth for the Dolphins.
QJurrell Casey DL TEN (13) 12 hours ago
Casey (foot) did not practice Monday, ESPN reports.
Casey sprained his foot in Week 12 but is believed to have a chance to return for this Sunday's game against Denver.
SUSTrent Williams WAS (9) 12 hours ago
Williams was reinstated from a four game suspension on Monday, Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network reports.
Williams was suspended on Nov. 1 after violating the league's substance abuse policy. The veteran left tackle will presumably slide right back into his role of protecting quarterback Kirk Cousins blind side for Sunday's matchup against the Eagles.
IRMario Edwards DL OAK (10) 12 hours ago
Edwards (hip) returned to practice Monday after the Raiders designated him to return from IR, Scott Bair of CSN California reports.
This is a positive step in Edwards recovery, as he has not practiced since injuring his hip in the team's first preseason game. The Raiders will now have a window of 21 days to activate Edwards from the IR-R. He figures to help add depth at defensive end if he does return this season.
Jermaine Gresham TE ARI (9) 12 hours ago
Gresham notched five receptions (on six targets) for 52 yards during Sunday's 31-23 victory against the Redskins.
Gresham turned in the most snaps of any skill-position player not named Carson Palmer -- 72 of 76 on offense -- racking up a season high in receiving yards and matching his top mark in terms of catches. With at least 30 yards in five consecutive contests, he's reeled in at least 50 percent of Carson Palmer's offerings in each one, which has equated to a catch rate of 65.5 percent (19 grabs on 29 targets). At best, though, Gresham is third in the pecking order in Arizona's passing attack behind Larry Fitzgerald and David Johnson, while Michael Floyd is always a threat to make an impact as well. In any case, Gresham has at least become a consideration in deeper formats.
Korey Toomer LB SD (11) 12 hours ago
Toomer registered 10 tackles (eight solo) in the loss to the Buccaneers on Sunday.
Another game, another team-leading tackle performance from Toomer. The mid season pickup has been a revelation for the Chargers amidst all the injuries the team has dealt with at the linebacker spot. Even if rookie middle linebacker Jatavis Brown returns from a knee injury that has kept him out of the lineup since Week 10, it certainly appears as if Toomer has earned a starting role moving forward.
Chris Harper WR NYG (8) 12 hours ago
Harper caught one pass (two targets) for six yards in Sunday's loss to Chicago.
Harper caught one of the five completions San Francisco quarterbacks made Sunday, so no one had a strong fantasy game from a receiving standpoint. Prior to Sunday's disastrous outing, Harper had shown some big-play ability with 67 yards on four receptions over his previous two games. With how poor the 49ers' receivers have been this season, it wouldn't be crazy to think the club gives him a longer look in the final weeks of the season. That being said, we wouldn't recommend him until heavy usage is shown on a consistent basis.