Reggie Wayne WR IND 4 Hrs2 Comments
Wayne could miss a game or two due to the elbow injury he suffered in Sunday's game versus the Bengals, Mike Chappell of RTV6 Indianapolis reports.
Wayne underwent an MRI on his injured elbow Monday and although those results have not been released yet, the veteran's ailment is not considered serious. Nonetheless, reports suggest Wayne may be sidelined for a game or two because of his banged-up elbow. After falling on his left arm during the first quarter of Sunday's game, Wayne went on to finish with just four catches for 15 yards and two dropped passes. Should Wayne indeed miss some time, Hakeem Nicks and rookie Donte Moncrief figure to fill expanded roles alongside explosive receiver T.Y. Hilton in the Colts' offense.
LeGarrette Blount RB PIT 4 Hrs
Blount rushed seven times for nine yards and caught one pass for eight yards in the Steelers' 30-23 win against Houston on Monday night.
Through seven games, Blount has a respectable 5.0 yards per carry and two scores, but does not see consistent touches, making him a difficult start for fantasy owners.
Reggie Bush RB DET 4 Hrs
Bush (ankle) expects to play in Sunday's game against the Falcons, MLive.com reports.
While Bush acknowledged that he was rolled up a few times and injured in the Week 7 win over the Saints, he said that he's fine and that he has not been 100 percent since high school. Nevertheless, the Lions should offer up more regarding their plans for Bush depending on his levels of participation in practice throughout the week.
Darrius Heyward-Bey WR PIT 4 Hrs
Heyward-Bey caught the only ball thrown his way for 17 yards in the Steelers' 30-23 win against Houston on Monday night.
He also misplayed an onside kick in the final minutes that almost gave the Texans an opportunity for a game winning drive. His fantasy value is virtually non-existent at this point.
Sean Spence LB PIT 5 Hrs
Spence recorded six tackles (five solo) and a fumble recovery in the Steelers' 30-23 win against Houston on Monday night.
The fumble recovery was part of a 73-second stretch late in the first half that moved the Steelers from down 10 to an 11-point lead.
Troy Polamalu DB PIT 5 Hrs
Polamalu recorded two tackles (both solo) and a fumble recovery in the Steelers' 30-23 win against Houston on Monday night.
The takeaway was the 39th of Polamalu's career, but just his first this season. Overall, the Pittsburgh defense was opportunistic, forcing three turnovers that led to 17 points.
Heath Miller TE PIT 5 Hrs
Miller caught the only ball thrown his way for 13 yards in the Steelers' 30-23 win against Houston on Monday night.
Miller has all but been forgotten in the Pittsburgh offense, with just eight targets in their last three games. He'll face an Indianapolis defense in Week 8 that has allowed just two touchdowns to opposing tight ends not named Julius Thomas.
Lance Moore WR PIT 5 Hrs
Moore was targeted twice, catching both passes for 12 yards and a touchdown in the Steelers' 30-23 win against Houston on Monday night.
His score came on a trick pass play from fellow receiver Antonio Brown, giving Moore a touchdown reception for the second straight game. His current fantasy value is touchdown dependent, making him little more than a bye week replacement.
Theo Riddick RB DET 5 Hrs
Riddick (hamstring) expects to play in Week 8, Josh Katzenstein of the Detroit News reports.
With Reggie Bush (ankle) suffering an apparent setback in the win over the Saints, Riddick may be able to take on a complementary role behind Joique Bell in Week 8 if he's able to avoid having a setback throughout the practice week.
Calvin Johnson WR DET 5 Hrs2 Comments
Johnson (ankle) doesn't know if he'll play in Week 8, but he acknowledged that he's feeling better, the Detroit News' Josh Katzenstein reports.
At the end of last week, Johnson was able to participate in some field drills. Still, the Lions are undoubtedly considering the benefits of resting Johnson again Sunday with the extra time off afforded to them with a Week 9 bye around the corner.