QJulius Thomas TE JAC (5) 17 hours ago
Thomas (back) missed practice again Thursday.
With Thomas a candidate to be ruled out for Sunday's game against the Vikings, it looks like Ben Koyack and Neal Sterling will once again be in line to head the Jaguars' TE corps in Week 14.
QCharles Clay TE BUF (10) 17 hours ago
Clay (knee) remained limited at Thursday's practice.
There's a solid chance that Clay will be listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Steelers, but we expect the tight end to be back in Week 14 after missing last weekend's action to remain home for the birth of his child. With a modest 36/323/0 stat line through 11 contests, however, Clay is not a high upside play in fantasy these days.
QJordan Reed TE WAS (9) 17 hours ago
Reed (shoulder) displayed evident pain during positional drills at Thursday's practice, Mike Jones of The Washington Post reports.
At various points during the session, Reed gathered in a pass down the right seam without the use of his left arm -- per John Keim of ESPN.com -- before making a leaping grab with both hands in the left corner of the end zone. Reed's availability was always going to be dependent on range of motion and pain tolerance, which clearly impacted him Thursday. However, the aforementioned jumping catch provides a semblance of optimism that he'll be able to suit up Sunday at Philadelphia.
Matt Forte RB NYJ (11) 17 hours ago3 Comments
Forte (knee/foot) practiced fully Thursday.
Forte's full practice Thursday confirms that he's in line to suit up Sunday against the 49ers, who have lost 11 straight games, while giving up a league-high average of 169.3 rushing yards per game to date. It's a matchup that should offer Forte bounce-back potential in Week 14 after logging nine carries for 25 yards and three catches for 54 yards in a 41-10 loss to the Colts on Monday.
Taylor Gabriel WR ATL (11) 17 hours ago
Gabriel will start Sunday's contest at Los Angeles, if Mohamed Sanu (groin) is held out, as expected, D. Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.
During the last five games, Gabriel has served as a steady second banana in the passing attack to Julio Jones, surpassing 50 receiving yards four times and scoring five total touchdowns. Overall, Gabriel has recorded 18 receptions (on 24 targets) for 315 yards and three rushes for 51 yards during that span. Because Sanu is trending toward inactive status and Jones is tending to a turf toe injury, Gabriel may be the safest bet to strike against a Rams defense that has allowed 171.8 yards receiving per game and 14 touchdowns to wideouts in 12 outings this season.
OUTKhiry Robinson RB NYJ (11) 17 hours ago
Robinson (leg) won't play Sunday against the 49ers.
Robinson, who the Jets recently re-signed, has yet to practice this week and his looming absence paves the way for Brandon Wilds to serve as the team's No. 3 RB this weekend behind Matt Forte and Bilal Powell.
QMohamed Sanu WR ATL (11) 17 hours ago
Sanu (groin) will remain on the sideline at Thursday's practice, Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com reports.
There's already an expectation that Sanu won't play in Sunday's game in Los Angeles due to an ailing groin, and two DNPs to start Week 14 prep jibe with that thought process. In both practices, he's been joined on the sideline by Julio Jones, but the Falcons have a greater level of confidence in their No. 1 wideout toughing out his turf toe injury. If Sanu is ultimately ruled out, head coach Dan Quinn will slot Taylor Gabriel into the starting lineup, per D. Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
DDanny Amendola WR NE (9) 17 hours ago
Amendola (ankle) did not practice Thursday, ESPN's Mike Reiss reports.
Amendola is not expected to be available for Monday night's game against the Ravens, a situation that taxes the Patriots' depth at wideout in Week 14. Julian Edelman, Chris Hogan and Malcolm Mitchell are thus on track to head the team's wideout corps Monday, while special-teams ace Matthew Slater and running back D.J. Foster (who has WR experience) are also on hand in a pinch. If it becomes clear that Amendola is facing a potential multi-week absence, the Patriots could also elect to promote either DeAndrew White or Devin Lucien from their practice squad.
QJulio Jones WR ATL (11) 18 hours ago
Jones (toe) won't participate in practice Thursday, D. Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.
During a pre-practice walkthrough, Jones was able to jog and cut, according to Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com. Although Jones will merely work on the side Thursday, the preceding work gives head coach Dan Quinn hope that the wide receiver can progress to a limited showing during Friday's session. "We're taking it step by step with Julio today [Thursday] and we're definitely hopeful for him," Quinn said. Backing up this assessment is ESPN's Adam Schefter, who relayed the Falcons' optimism for Jones' availability Sunday at Los Angeles. In the end, the final injury report of the week will provide valuable insight into Jones' potential to play.
QCrockett Gillmore TE BAL (8) 18 hours ago
Gillmore (thigh) did not participate in Thursday's practice, Jeff Zrebiec of the Baltimore Sun reports.
Gillmore has missed the last five games with the injury and the fact that he still is not practicing this late in the week is not an encouraging sign for the tight end. Dennis Pitta will likely continue to see majority of the snaps at tight end for Baltimore this weekend.