Alfred Morris RB WAS 15 Hrs
Morris practiced in full Thursday.
Morris suffered but played through an injured ankle last Sunday, accruing 54 yards on 18 carries. He continues to handle the bulk of the RB workload, but in five of seven outings, he's averaged less than 4.0 YPC. Moreover, his season-long mark (3.8 YPC) is well below that of his first two campaigns (4.7 YPC combined), which isn't endearing himself to owners.
Ryan Shazier LB PIT 15 Hrs
Shazier (knee) practiced fully Thursday, ESPN.com reports.
Shazier continues to inch closer to a return, though the report suggests that he is not necessarily a lock to play Sunday, despite his full participation at practice Thursday. "If not this week he certainly isn't far away," defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau noted Thursday of Shazier's Week 8 status.
Colt McCoy QB WAS 15 Hrs
Though coach Jay Gruden has yet to rule out Robert Griffin (ankle) for Monday night's game against Dallas, the team is proceeding as though McCoy will draw the start at quarterback, the Washington Post reports.
While Gruden suggested that a call on whether Griffin will be active or inactive this week may not come until Monday, when asked Thursday if he still plans to start McCoy at this stage, Gruden replied, "oh, yeah. Yeah." We'll revisit the situation no later than Friday, but in any case, McCoy represents a Week 8 fantasy dart against 6-1 Dallas.
Dez Bryant WR DAL 15 Hrs3 Comments
Bryant (shoulder) practiced fully Thursday.
For the fourth consecutive week, Bryant is beginning the week of preparation unhindered in drills, yet he's again found his name on the injury report. On the season, he's turned just shy of 10 targets per game into 45 grabs for 590 yards and four scores, assuring his place as a starter in fantasy lineups across the land.
Tony Romo QB DAL 16 Hrs
Romo didn't practice Thursday due to a back injury.
Per his weekly practice schedule, the Cowboys are holding Romo out of the week's first version of drills. Expect a full return to Friday's practice, with Saturday's injury report clarifying his Week 8 availability. If active Monday, he'll be presented with a generous matchup in Washington, who have yielded 15 touchdown passes and two rushing scored to opposing signal callers this season.
Brandon Gibson WR MIA 16 Hrs
Gibson (hamstring) practiced fully Thursday, Adam Beasley of the Miami Herald reports.
Gibson should be available Sunday against the Jaguars, though he's been overtaken on the Dolphins' wideout depth chart by Jarvis Landry, which limits his fantasy utility.
Charles Clay TE MIA 16 Hrs
Clay (knee) was listed as a limited participant at practice Thursday, Adam Beasley of the Miami Herald reports.
We'll have to see how the Dolphins officially list Clay for Sunday's game against the Jaguars, but the tight end did not suffer any reported setbacks in Week 7, so we expect him to be a go on Sunday.
Tom Brady QB NE 16 Hrs
Brady (ankle) practiced fully Thursday, the Patriots' official site reports.
Brady is on track for a probable designation for Sunday's game against the Bears, with his full practice participation in advance of the contest an upgrade from the limited work that he saw prior to Week 7's win over the Jets.
Emmanuel Lamur LB CIN 16 Hrs
Lamur (shoulder) practiced fully Thursday, the Bengals' official site reports.
We'll revisit Lamur's status Friday, but his potential return to action Sunday would be a welcome development for a Bengals linebacker corps that will be without Rey Maualuga this weekend.
Vontaze Burfict LB CIN 16 Hrs
Burfict (neck) practiced fully Thursday, the Bengals' official site reports.
It appears as though Burfict is headed toward active status in Week 8, but so far this season, the linebacker has had a hard time staying on the field, which adds an element of risk to using him in IDP formats.