DAdrian Colbert DB SF (11) 5 hours ago
GM John Lynch said that Colbert (thumb) is a "long shot" to play against the Seahawks on Sunday after undergoing surgery on his thumb Nov. 13, according to ESPN's Nick Wagoner.
The rookie safety had a chance at suiting up with the benefit of the team's bye week following a minor procedure on the thumb he injured in Week 10's win over the Giants. While he hasn't been officially ruled out, Lynch's comments indicate that the 49ers will play it safe with their incumbent starting free safety. Antoine Exum would receive his first career start if Colbert's status doesn't improve prior to Sunday.
Brandon McManus K DEN (5) 10 hours ago
McManus converted two point-after attempts and a 45-yard field goal during Sunday's 20-17 loss to Cincinnati. He missed a 61-yard attempt during the contest.
The missed kick snapped an eight-field-goal streak for McManus. McManus started the season missing five of his first 13 attempts, but has since hit nine of 10 attempts, the 61-yard miss on Sunday his lone flub. It looks like McManus has shook the yips that plagued him earlier this year.
Virgil Green TE DEN (5) 10 hours ago
Green caught two of four targets for 13 yards during Sunday's 20-17 loss to Cincinnati.
It was Green's first multi-catch game since Week 3, but the good news ends there. With only Green and Austin Traylor, playing his first career game, suited up on Sunday, Traylor saw more snaps than Green -- 53 to 41. Green has been entrenched as Denver's starter over the past two seasons, but the release of A.J. Derby and firing of offensive coordinator Mike McCoy shows that Denver is looking to shake things up to end the season. Look for Denver to see what it has in the likes of Traylor and Jeff Heuerman down the stretch as Green faces free agency this coming offseason.
Austin Traylor TE DEN (5) 10 hours ago
Traylor caught four of five targets for 36 yards in Sunday's 20-17 loss to the Bengals.
It wasn't a bad career debut for Traylor, who was activated after Denver's tight-end room caught the injury bug. Not only did Traylor haul in four catches, he led the team's tight ends in offensive snaps -- 53 to 41 over starter Virgil Green. Traylor's ability to split out wide certainly looked appealing for a Denver offense that has struggled to squeeze production out of its tight ends. With more questions than answers in Denver's offense, expect Traylor to continue to get plenty of looks -- especially after the team cut pass-catching tight end A.J. Derby.
Jamaal Charles RB DEN (5) 10 hours ago
Charles rushed for seven yards on three carries in Sunday's 20-17 loss to Cincinnati.
The touches and yards were both season lows for Charles. Things are even grimmer when you take into account that Charles touched the ball on all but one of his offensive snaps. There simply aren't enough carries to appease all of Denver's backs and, as the season has taken an ugly turn, it makes sense for Denver to look at what it has it the likes of Devotae Booker and even, perhaps, rookie De'Angelo Henderson as opposed to the veteran Charles.
Cody Latimer WR DEN (5) 10 hours ago
Latimer caught one of three targets for 21 yards during Sunday's 20-17 loss to Cincinnati.
The 21-yard reception was Denver's largest gain of the game on Sunday, a grim illustration of how this season has gone in Denver. The team will role the dice with Paxton Lynch on Sunday, its third quarterback of the season. Latimer caught one 10-yard pass in two Lynch starts last season, but has a larger role in the offense this year. Latimer has been Denver's No. 3 receiver in recent weeks and logged 48 offensive snaps on Sunday.
Bennie Fowler WR DEN (5) 10 hours ago
Fowler hauled in his only target during Sunday's 20-17 loss to Cincinnati for a gain of 18 yards.
The game broke a two-game catchless streak for Fowler, who has battled some issues with drops. The surer hands might be too little too late. Fowler ranked fourth among Denver receivers yet again this week with 24 offensive snaps as compared to 21 on special teams. He certainly hasn't lived up to the promise of his two-touchdown season debut.
Emmanuel Sanders WR DEN (5) 10 hours ago
Sanders caught two of eight targets for 15 yards in Sunday's 20-17 loss to Cincinnati.
It was a rough look for Sanders after lighting up New England for 137 yards last week. Sanders has run hot and cold this season and has not scored since Week 2 -- a product of Denver's revolving door at quarterback. Here's hoping that the third time is the charm. Paxton Lynch will be Denver's quarterback moving forward. Sanders caught 10 passes for 108 yards in two Lynch starts last season and was on the receiving end of Lynch's first career touchdown in a relief appearance against the Buccaneers.
Tyler Lockett WR SEA (6) 11 hours ago
Lockett caught four of five targets for 37 yards in Monday's 34-31 loss to Atlanta. He did most of his damage in the return game, accounting for 197 kick-return yards.
Monday was Lockett's third game in his last five contests with at least four catches, but that doesn't tell the whole story. The third-year receiver has just one game of over 70 yards this season and remains scoreless. If you were to say during the preseason that the Seahawks would trade away Jermaine Kearse and move to a more pass-happy attack, the assumption would have been big production from Lockett. That hasn't been the case as Paul Richardson has, instead, emerged as a big-play threat behind Doug Baldwin and Jimmy Graham. Part of the problem is a lack of explosive plays. Lockett is averaging a catch of 20 or more yards once ever 8.3 receptions this season as compared to once every 5.7 catches in 2015 and once every 4.6 catches in 2016.
J.D. McKissic RB SEA (6) 11 hours ago
McKissic rushed for 30 yards on seven carries and added five catches for 23 yards during Monday's 34-31 loss to Atlanta.
McKissic was on the field for 50 offensive plays on Monday, 34 more than any Seattle back. You wouldn't know it by the stats as Seattle went pass-heavy against the Falcons and quarterback Russell Wilson led the team with 86 rushing yards. McKissic scored twice in his debut in Week 4, but has been scoreless since. Monday was his first outing with more than 50 total yards since his debut. Being the lead back in Seattle used to be synonymous with high-end production. That hasn't been the case this season as Seattle has taken a "ride or die" approach with Wilson.