Golden Tate WR DET (7) 17 hours ago
Tate secured four of eight targets for seven yards while rushing twice for 13 yards during Thursday's 30-23 loss to the Vikings. He also returned one punt for 13 yards.
Tate owners probably aren't too thankful for this Thanksgiving Day performance, as the shifty veteran was unable to gain much separation against a Vikings secondary that entered the league allowing just 6.5 yards per pass attempt, the fifth-lowest figure in the league. Even when Tate got open, his quarterback missed him, as Matthew Stafford ultimately finished the day with one of the lowest completion percentages of his career. On a positive note, Tate showed well on his lone punt-return attempt, which he received due to the absence of Jamal Agnew (knee). With that said, Tate still isn't instilling much trust in fantasy owners as the fantasy playoffs near, considering the Notre Dame product has managed just 39 receiving yards on 12 targets across his past two games. He'll look to buck that trend in Week 13 against a Baltimore secondary that's allowed just 6.4 yards per attempt in 2017 -- an even stingier mark than Minnesota's.
Nick Novak K LAC (9) 17 hours ago
Novak (back) returned to Thursday's contest in Dallas, Jack Wang of the Los Angeles Daily News reports.
At the end of the Chargers' first drive of the game, Novak missed a 35-yard field goal wide right and went to the locker room for some time to have his back examined. While testing was performed, head coach Anthony Lynn opted to go for it on fourth and 13 in the red zone on the next drive rather than send out punter (and emergency kicker) Drew Kaser for the attempt. Finally, Novak returned to the sideline, kicked into the net and culminated a late second-quarter possession with a success from 22 yards.
QJeff Heuerman TE DEN (5) 17 hours ago
Heuerman (knee) returned to a limited practice Thursday.
Thursday's practice represented Heuerman's first on-field work since he played back on Nov. 12. His return to the field Thursday bodes well for his chances of suiting up Sunday against the Raiders, but with just six catches for 74 yards and TD to his credit through nine contests, the 2015 third-rounder is off the fantasy radar in all but the deepest formats.
George Kittle TE SF (11) 17 hours ago
Kittle (leg) was listed as a full practice participant Thursday, Eric Branch of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
Kittle injured his leg Week 9 and was promptly ruled out for the ensuing contest. After utilizing the 49ers' bye, he progressed from limited Wednesday to uncapped one day later, clearing him to suit up Sunday against the Seahawks. Considering he leads all San Francisco tight ends in usage -- 42 targets versus 21 total between Garrett Celek and Cole Hikutini (knee) -- Kittle shouldn't have a problem reincorporating himself into the offense.
Albert Wilson WR KC (10) 17 hours ago
Wilson (hamstring) practiced fully Thursday.
Wilson appears on track to be available Sunday against the Bills, after having missed the Chiefs' last two games. If he is able to suit up this weekend, Wilson's fantasy utility would be limited to deeper formats, with fellow wideout Tyreek Hill, tight end Travis Kelce and running back Kareem Hunt still representing the team's top pass-catchers.
Marvin Jones WR DET (7) 17 hours ago
Jones caught six passes on nine targets for 109 yards and two touchdowns during Sunday's 30-23 loss to the Vikings.
Jones dominated one of the best secondaries in the league despite having arguably the toughest matchup assignment of all Lions receivers, that being Vikings 2016 Pro Bowl corner Xavier Rhodes. His first score came on a mid-range post pattern that barely broke the plane of the goal line, while his second was much more impressive, as the lanky veteran beat double coverage to haul in a 43-yard bomb. Jones, who entered Thursday's game tied for the third-highest touchdown mark in the league (six), now has a chance to finish Week 12 in second place in that category. The touchdown maven will look to keep it going in Week 13 against the Ravens but has another tough matchup awaiting him in the form of Jimmy Smith, who's Pro Football Focus' eighth-highest graded corner of the season.
QMike Williams WR LAC (9) 17 hours ago
Williams (knee) has been ruled out of Thursday's game in Dallas.
The Chargers didn't waste any time downgrading Williams from questionable to out, indicating his knee injury may be a serious one. During his ride to the locker room, his right leg was extended in front of him, so the medical staff wasn't taking any chances with the rookie wideout from the outset. Expect the Chargers to touch on the ailment in due time.
QCordarrelle Patterson WR OAK (10) 17 hours ago
Patterson (hip) was limited at practice Thursday.
Patterson remains behind Amari Cooper and Michael Crabtree in the Raiders' wideout pecking order, but he could push Seth Roberts for a share of the No. 3 role down the stretch, assuming his addition to the injury report Thursday is the result of a minor ailment.
QMike Williams WR LAC (9) 17 hours ago
Williams is questionable to return to Thursday's contest at Dallas due to a knee injury.
Tending to a knee issue in advance of this game, Williams maintained limited standing Monday through Wednesday before he was given questionable availability. He avoided the list of inactives but wasn't targeted on the Chargers' first drive, after which he has carted to the locker room with his leg held straight in front of him, per Dan Woike of the Los Angeles Times. While worrisome for the rookie, upcoming tests will determine the severity of the ailment.
QMatthew Stafford QB DET (7) 18 hours ago
Stafford completed 20 of 35 passes for 250 yards, two touchdowns and one interception during Thursday's 30-23 loss to the Vikings.
The king of comebacks wasn't able to pull off any fourth-quarter magic Thanksgiving Day, thanks to a last-minute pass that bounced into the hands of the Vikings' 2016 Pro Bowl corner, Xavier Rhodes. Stafford wasn't all that impressive fantasy-wise, either, as he missed a number of seemingly easy throws and struggled his way to one of his lowest completion percentages of the year. On the bright side, Stafford seemed to avoid major injury after his right leg was rolled up on in the final quarter of play. He'll look to bounce back in Week 13 against a Ravens secondary that's allowed 6.4 yards per pass attempt in 2017, the fourth-lowest figure in the league.