Lamar Miller RB MIA 1 Day
Though Miller (shoulder/knee) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Broncos, Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald reports that the running back is expected to play in the contest.
With the Dolphins kicking off at 4:25 ET this week, it's a plus to see an optimistic nugget like this one from the Herald, though we'd still advise verifying Miller's status as Sunday's contest approaches, to be sure.
Golden Tate WR DET 1 Day
Tate (hip) is probable for Sunday's game against New England.
Tate wasn't listed on the injury report prior to Friday, when he showed up as a limited practice participant. It's not clear whether Tate tweaked the hip during practice Friday or if he has some irritation going into Friday and the Lions decided to rest him a bit. It is in any case a minor issue, as evidenced by his probable designation.
Dan Carpenter K BUF 1 Day3 Comments
Carpenter (groin) and his teammates are slated to play the Jets in Detroit on Monday, ESPN.com reports.
Though Carpenter was projected as a limited participant in practices that the Bills were unable to hold Wednesday and Thursday due to a severe snowstorm in Buffalo, we suspect that the kicker will be a go Monday night at Ford Field, where weather won't be a factor.
Calvin Johnson WR DET 1 Day10 Comments
Johnson (ankle) is probable for Sunday's game against New England.
Johnson' previously mentioned elbow cut is apparently such a non-issue that the Lions removed mention of it from the injury report. His ankle soreness was managed effectively over the last two weeks, so it shouldn't stop his owners from starting him against New England. He's seen 27 targets in his two games since returning from the injury.
Joique Bell RB DET 1 Day4 Comments
Bell (ankle) is probable for Sunday's game against New England.
Bell practiced all week and his status for Sunday was never in serious question, so his probable status comes as no surprise. Reggie Bush (ankle) remains questionable after a week of limited practices, so Bell is likely locked in to the lead running back role in Detroit for now, which probably makes him an RB2 consideration in most formats.
Brandon Pettigrew TE DET 1 Day
Pettigrew (foot) is probable for Sunday's game against New England.
Pettigrew is ready to go for Sunday's game against the Patriots, but as has been the case all year, it's hard to see the blocking tight end earning enough of a receiving role to establish much predictable fantasy value.
Reggie Bush RB DET 1 Day
Bush (ankle) is questionable for Sunday's game against New England.
Bush seems to have a good chance to return to the field Sunday, as he practiced in a limited capacity all week. The fact that he never logged a full practice leaves open the possibility that he's not at full strength, however, in which case he might have a limited role even if he does suit up. Joique Bell ought to serve as the lead back either way, and Theo Riddick could see more work than usual if Bush sits again.
Michael Campanaro WR BAL 1 Day
Campanaro (hamstring) did not participate in practice Friday.
For a player as speed-reliant as Campanaro, a hamstring injury is going to be extremely worrisome. This could be Marlon Brown's chance to reclaim the the third receiver role he carved out last year, but ultimately that role carries little fantasy value.
Alshon Jeffery WR CHI 1 Day
Jeffery (hamstring) is probable for Sunday's game against Tampa Bay.
Jeffery practiced fully Friday, so his hamstring issue is apparently no more than a minimal concern. He has a great matchup following up last week's 11-catch, 135-yard, one-touchdown effort against Minnesota.
Josh Morgan WR CHI 1 Day
Morgan (shoulder) is probable for Sunday's game against Tampa Bay.
Morgan is ready to go after missing last week's game, but it's hard to see him making a fantasy impact as Chicago's fourth wideout.