Charles Sims RB TB 9 Hrs1 Comment
Sims (ankle) was able to get some work in on Wednesday, Scott Smith of buccaneers.com reports.
While coach Lovie Smith acknowledged that Sims is "not there yet," the running back is making progress and it's possible that the third-rounder could join the Bucs' backfield mix as soon as Week 9. Once Sims re-establishes his health, his pass-catching ability figures to earn him touches in the Tampa Bay offense, thus making him worth a roster stash in deeper formats by those with enough bench space to consider such a move.
Marshawn Lynch RB SEA 9 Hrs1 Comment
Lynch (non-injury) didn't partake in practice Wednesday, the Seahawks' official site reports.
Owners have little to worry about, as the Seahawks hold Lynch on the sideline during the first practice of each week. Although he represents one of the NFL's standout running backs, he hasn't topped 100 yards rushing since Week 1, which is a direct result of Russell Wilson's prowess as a runner. In the last three contests, Lynch's output has thus suffered, with an average of 15 carries for 62 yards per game, while totaling eight receptions (on 10 targets) for 64 yards and a touchdown catch. Expect him to make his presence felt in drills in short order.
Zach Miller TE SEA 9 Hrs
Miller (ankle) remains sidelined, the Seahawks' official site reports.
On the plus side, Luke Willson practiced fully Wednesday, so the Seahawks' tight end depth should get a boost for Sunday's game against the Panthers.
Vincent Brown WR OAK 9 Hrs
Brown (hamstring) practiced Wednesday, ESPN.com reports.
Brown thus has a chance to return to action as soon as Sunday against the Browns, but he has much to prove in a Raiders' uniform before re-entering the fantasy wideout discussion.
Justin Tuck DL OAK 9 Hrs
Tuck (knee) practiced Wednesday, ibabuzz.com reports.
More on Tuck's Week 8 status in the coming days, but after missing this past Sunday's game against the Cardinals, the DE's presence on the field Wednesday bodes well for his chances of returning to the mix Sunday against the Browns.
Josh McCown QB TB 9 Hrs
McCown (thumb) was limited in Wednesday's practice, Jenna Laine of FOX Sports 1 reports.
According to Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times, McCown, starter Mike Glennon, and third-stringer Mike Kafka rotated through passing drills. However, there's little doubt that upon receiving clearance to suit up, McCown will don a headset due to Glennon's steady, yet unspectacular play.
Marcel Reece RB OAK 9 Hrs
Reece (quadriceps) practiced Wednesday, ibabuzz.com reports.
Reece was held out of action this past week as a precautionary measure, but his presence at practice Wednesday bodes well for his chances of suiting up Sunday against the Browns.
T. J. McDonald DB STL 9 Hrs
McDonald (concussion) didn't practice Wednesday, Nick Wagoner of ESPN.com reports.
Outside of two monster performances in Weeks 5 and 6 -- 11 and 10 tackles, respectively -- McDonald has contributed little to IDP causes, recording 17 tackles (14 solo) in four games. With no other counting stats on the ledger this season, he's a hit-or-miss prospect, when healthy.
Andre Johnson WR HOU 9 Hrs
Johnson (ankle) was limited at practice Wednesday, the Texans' official site reports.
More on Johnson's status in the coming days, but we suspect that the wideout's limitations Wednesday are maintenance-related, rather than indicative of any injury setbacks.
Antonio Andrews RB TEN 9 Hrs
The Titans have signed Andrews to their active roster, the team's official site reports.
The Bills showed interest in signing Andrews off the Titans' practice squad, and rather than lose the running back, the team promoted him in advance of Sunday's game against the Texans. While Andrews isn't on the short-term fantasy radar, it appears as though the Titans have plans for him down the road, so he'll be a player to watch if injuries further deplete the Tennessee backfield.