Description: The Browns have officially activated wide receiver Josh Gordon.
Insight: Everyone knew he was going to play, so this is just a formality. Coach Mike Pettine has said he will be on a snap count limit, but we aren't buying it. Gordon is the most talented player on the Browns offense, and Cleveland is in a thick AFC North race. Gordon is a must-start.
Description: Dolphins running back Lamar Miller is questionable for Sunday's game against the Broncos.
Insight: Miller suffered a shoulder sprain during Week 9, but his latest injury is a knee issue. Miller said he expects to play, but if he doesn't fantasy owners are unsure as to which Dolphins running back will start. Daniel Thomas had 25 touches last Thursday, but Damien Williams is more talented. Williams had two touches last week.
Description: Cardinals receiver Larry Fitzgerald (knee) missed all three practices this week.
Insight: He is dealing with a Grade 2 MCL sprain and though he has said he will try to go, he certainly won't be anywhere near 100 percent. Given his already reduced role as the "possession" receiver, we think John Brown and Michael Floyd are better wideout options.
Description: Patriots running back Jonas Gray was late to Friday's practice and was not permitted to practice with the team.
Insight: Gray is coming off a great game (201 rushing yards 4 TDs), but coach Bill Belichick's zero-tolerance program could end up costing the youngster a chance in Week 12. Don't forget the team just signed LeGarrette Blount and has Shane Vereen. Gray's fantasy value in Week 12 is now a huge question mark.
Description: Raiders second-year running back Latavius Murray finally got a chance to show his stuff and he performed beautifully, up until he was injured.
Insight: Murray rushed for 112 yards and two scores on just four carries, before suffering what appeared to be a concussion. Given how completely useless Darren McFadden and Maurice Jones-Drew have been so far this season, if Murray can get healthy he should be the guy from here on out.
Description: Chiefs wide receiver Dwayne Bowe had just three catches for 42 yards against the Raiders.
Insight: The weather wasn't conducive to the passing game, but in truth, Bowe hasn't been catching the ball in good weather either. He's just not the guy he was a few years ago and has limited fantasy value.
Description: Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce is active for Thursday Night's game against the Raiders.
Insight: Alex Smith attempted just 16 passes last week, and against the 0-10 Raiders, expect a heavy dose of Jamaal Charles. Kelce, though, is still as good as any Kansas City pass catcher for fantasy purposes.
Description: Texans coach Bill O'Brien is calling Arian Foster a game-time decision according to the Houston Chronicle.
Insight: O'Brien said the same thing last week, and Foster came no where close to playing. His chances seem better for Week 12, but keep Alfred Blue stashed just in case. Foster is a RB1 if he plays, and Blue is a decent RB2.
Description: Rumors out of Oakland are the Raiders second-year running back Latavius Murray could actually see significant time Thursday night.
Insight: Given how completely useless Darren McFadden and Maurice Jones-Drew have been so far this season, he couldn't do any worse and might do a lot better. Murray rushed four times for 43 yards last weekend.
Description: Dolphins tight end Charles Clay will be a game-time decision, according to Adam Caplan
Insight: Clay is still seeing plenty of targets, but his right knee issue seems to be holding him from breaking any big plays. The Dolphins need all their weapons to keep up with the Broncos this weekend.
Description: Bengals running back Giovani Bernard (hip) was a full participant in Thursday's practice and should be ready to go Sunday.
Insight: It is unclear how the distribution of the workload will go considering how well backup Jeremy Hill played in Bernard's absence. We think it's likely Hill get the majority of the rushing attempts and Bernanrd is the receiving back.
Description: Vikings running back Matt Asiata (concussion) did not practice again Thursday.
Insight: He is in the first stage of the concussion protocol and with Minnesota claiming Ben Tate off of waivers, there seems to be more than a hint that Asiata could miss Week 12. Jerick McKinnon would see a nice bump in value since Tate still doesn't know the playbook.
Description: Falcons receiver Julio Jones has missed another practice due to illness.
Insight: Jones figures to be fine by the weekend and in fact is expected to practice Friday, but it's worth watching. If he's less than 100 percent and facing a tough cornerback in Joe Haden he might not be a top play.
Description: Colts tight end Coby Fleener could be a top fantasy tight end in Week 12 if Dwayne Allen isn't active.
Insight: Allen has already missed the first two practices of the week and it isn't looking very good for him to be ready by Sunday. The Colts can likely beat Jacksonville without Allen so if he's a borderline call they may play it conservatively.
Description: Browns receiver Josh Gordon, just reinstated from his long suspension, will be on a snap limit, according to coach Mike Pettine.
Insight: In other words, in his first game back, don't expect to see the guy who led the league in receiving yards last season. That may take a few games after missing three months. Still, he's too talented not to start.
Description: Vikings running back Matt Asiata (concussion) did not practice Wednesday.
Insight: He is in the first stage of the concussion protocol, and with Minnesota claiming Ben Tate off of waivers, there seems to be a hint that Asiata could miss Week 12. Jerick McKinnon would see a nice bump in value.
Description: The Minnesota Vikings have claimed running back Ben Tate off waivers from the Browns.
Insight: The move makes sense for the Vikings, with Adrian Peterson officially unavailable for the rest of the season. However, there is no telling how much action Tate will see, and owners should expect almost nothing for Week 12.
Description: The Jets and Bills contest for Week 12 at Ralph Wilson Stadium is still expected to begin at 1 PM ET on Sunday, despite the threat of a severe snowstorm.
Insight: There is expected to be seven feet of snow on the ground by kickoff, but for now it is scheduled to start on time. If there is a change, the NFL will most likely announce it by Thursday afternoon.
Description: Patriots running back Jonas Gray was given a stat correction, giving him a 200-yard rushing game.
Insight: Originally, Gray was credited with 38 carries for 199 yards, but that was changed to 37 rushing attempts for 201 yards. If owners get bonus points for a 200-yard game, those owners will be very happy.
Description: Running back LeGarrette Blount has been waived.
Insight: That didn't take long. We were just hearing rumors of his discontent over the past month and he left the field early on Monday night. The Steelers will go with Le'Veon Bell. Dri Archer becomes Bell's handcuff.
Description: Browns running back Ben Tate has been released according to ClevelandBrowns.com.
Insight: Tate had expressed frustration with being dropped to third on the depth chart behind Isaiah Crowell and Terrance West. Perhaps the Colts will be interested in having him replace injured Ahmad Bradshaw.
Description: Jaguars rookie wideout Allen Hurns will replace Allen Robinson in the starting lineup, according to coach Gus Bradley.
Insight: We assume both Hurns and Marqise Lee will see plenty of playing time, so getting the start is only a little boost to his fantasy value. Hurns still must get final concussion clearance before he can play in Week 12.
Description: With teammate Delanie Walker sidelined, Chase Coffman took over as the TE weapon against Pittsburgh Monday night.
Insight: Coffman caught three of four targets for 32 yards and a touchdown. The TD catch was impressive going above the defenders to haul in the score. He's not normally thought of as a receiver, but he did come up big Monday night.
Description: Titans running back Bishop Sankey ran well on the first drive, but doesn't see enough work to be fantasy worthy.
Insight: The Titans run Dexter McCluster and Shonn Greene in and out of the lineup too often. Sankey ended up with aa carries and one reception for a combined 45 yards and a touchdown. Until he sees more work, he has limited upside.
Description: Browns running back Ben Tate has falled to third on the depth chart.
Insight: Coach Mike Pettine said the team has been looking for more "explosiveness," and a that is what Isaiah Crowell and Terrance West provide. There is definitely a chance Tate can work himself back up, but for now owners should focus on Crowell and West.
Description: Broncos tight end Julius Thomas' ankle injury is "not as bad as initially feared," according to The Denver Post.
Insight: The reports also states that it "might be difficult" for him to play in Week 12. As a result, Thomas will likely sit out Wednesday's practice, so we probably will not have a good sense of his availability until Thursday or Friday.
Description: Chargers receiver Malcom Floyd had four receptions for 44 yards and a touchdown.
Insight: Floyd has been consistent this season catching at least three balls in all but one game. But he's also cracked the 100-yard mark just once, so his fantasy value is dependent upon getting into the end zone and he's caught just four touchdown passes this season.
Description: Chargers tight end Antonio Gates finished with three receptions and 32 yards on Sunday against Oakland
Insight: It was just another awful game from the San Diego tight end. His four-game touchdown streak seems ages ago and if he isn't scoring he isn't producing for fantasy owners as his last 100-yard game was back in September 2013.
Description: Raiders rookie quarterback Derek Carr seemed overmatched against the Chargers defense.
Insight: Carr was 16-of-34 for 172 yards and couldn't mount a single touchdown drive. If you are going to use a rookie quarterback, you have to expect games like this. In truth, no Oakland Raiders players should be started in any fantasy league.
Description: Packers running back Eddie Lacy was quiet in the first half as the Packers used an air attack to decimate the Eagles, but the second half he came alive and posted one of his best totals for the season.
Insight: Lacy rushed 10 times for 69 yards and a touchdown and caught three balls for 45 yards and another score. The Packers will always be an Aaron Rodgers led team, but Lacy can be part of the passing game as well as the running game and should be a solid producer.
Description: Colts running back Ahmad Bradshaw may have broken his ankle in the Sunday night game against the Colts
Insight: We await further word on Monday. It's a disaster for Colts fans and fantasy owners who have enjoyed a solid season from Bradshaw, particularly from his receiving efforts. Trent Richardson will have to step up.
Description: Patriots wideout Julian Edelman saw a team-high eight targets against the Colts, but didn't do much with them.
Insight: He caught five for 50 yards. Part of his poor numbers might have been the Pats use of multiple tight ends as they ran the ball down the Colts throats. He also took a big first quarter hit that may have slowed him down.
Description: Patriots running back Jonas Gray was a monster in Week 11, running around and through the Colts defense for 199 yards on 38 carries and scoring an amazing four times.
Insight: Gray was obviously featured over Shane Vereen, but likely wasn't started in many leagues because of the Patriots inconsistent use of the back over the previous three games. While we can't expect this massive workload every game, a more consistent approach will allow fantasy owners to start him more often.
Description: Broncos wideout Emmanuel Sanders did not return on Sunday against the Rams.
Insight: The medical staff ruled him out after he suffered a concussion in the first half. Despite missig time, he finished with five catches for 102 yards and caught Peyton Manning's only touchdown pass.
Description: Broncos receiver Demaryius Thomas caught seven passes for 103 yards to lead the team in receiving.
Insight: Thomas was Manning's only big target left after Emmanuel Sanders and Julius Thomas left with injuries. Thomas eclipsed the 1,000 yard receiving mark for the season, but his fantasy owners would like him to find the end zone more often.
Description: Broncos running back C.J. Anderson gained 115 total yards on offense versus the Rams.
Insight: The Broncos did not run the ball well at all, only attempting 10 rushing all game, but Anderson had an impact in the passing game. He caught eight passes for 86 yards. Anderson has fantasy value as long as he is the starter.
Description: Rams quarterback Shaun Hill completed 20-of-29 passes for 220 yards and one touchdowns against the Broncos.
Insight: Hill found Kenny Britt for a 63-yard score at the end of the first quarter to give St. Louis a, 10-0 lead. Hill might not be a big fantasy producer, but he took care of the ball, which Austin Davis proved he cannot, so Hill will remain the starter.
Description: Buccaneers wide receiver Vincent Jackson had three catches for 43 yards versus Washington on Sunday.
Insight: With Mike Evans breaking out, Jackson isn't left with much with Josh McCown under center. Jackson will remain the second-best receiving option for McCown going forward as we expect Evans to continue to dominant.
Description: Redskins receiver DeSean Jackson caught four passes for 35 yards.
Insight: Jackson just missed a big play a couple times with the pass just out of his reach. He is the epitome of a boom-or-bust player, who will have these kind of weeks from time-to-time. The boom, however, is worth plugging him in the lineup every week.
Description: Washington coach Jay Gruden may go back to Colt McCoy.
Insight: We kid, but Robert Griffin III threw for two interceptions and was sacked six times. He completed 23-for-32 passes for 207 yards and a touchdown as well. We hope fantasy owners championship aspirations are not counting on RGIII.
Description: Buccaneers quarterback Josh McCown completed 15-of-23 passes for 288 yards and two touchdowns to lead the Buccaneers to their second victory of the season.
Insight: McCown was obviously emotional after the loss last week, so it isn't a huge surprise to see him come out and lead his team to a victory against another well below average team. McCown is a risky QB2 moving forward.
Description: Saints tight end Jimmy Graham caught just three passes for 29 yards in Week 11.
Insight: Graham had strung together several good weeks, but he was a huge disappointment on Sunday against the Bengals. He remains a TE1 as fantasy owners hope the Saints offense finds itself before Week 12.
Description: Saints running back Mark Ingram had his worst game of the season against the Bengals.
Insight: Ingram had 67 yards on 23 carries, which was good for just a 2.9 average. He has been so good lately, fantasy owners just have to chalk it up to a bad outing. The entire Saints offense did not move the ball very well in Week 11.
Description: Bengals running back Jeremy Hill rushed for over 100 yards again.
Insight: Hill gained 152 yards on 27 carries against the Saints. In his three starts, Hill has rushed for over 150 yards in two of them. Hill is a fantasy starter until Giovani Bernard returns and perhaps even when he does return.
Description: Saints quarterback Drew Brees was disappointing against the Bengals on Sunday.
Insight: Brees didn't turn the ball over in Week 11, but he threw for just 255 yards and a touchdown. Brees has been disappointing for his average draft selection before this season, but at this point, fantasy owners have to roll with him.
Description: Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton had a big bounceback game on Sunday.
Insight: Dalton was 16-for-22 with 220 yards and three touchdown passes as Cincinnati defeat New Orleans, 27-10, in the Super Dome. Dalton remains a decent QB1 as long as he isn't playing in primetime.
Description: Giants tight end Larry Donnell caught his sixth touchdown of the season against the 49ers.
Insight: Donnell caught three passes for 54 yards with the score. He nearly had another touchdown on a fade pattern in the final few minutes of the game. That was the Giants third straight fade pattern called inside the 49ers 5-yard line. Donnell remains a solid TE1.
Description: 49ers wideout Anquan Boldin had five catches for 53 yards versus the Giants.
Insight: Boldin caught all but one of his targets. Boldin is the most reliable fantasy option in the San Francisco receiving core, but Michael Crabtree has the biggest upside, hence Crabtree's 48-yard touchdown.
Description: Giants receiver Odell Beckham Jr. caught six passes for 93 yards against the 49ers.
Insight: Beckham was behind Rueben Randle in targets, yards, and catches, but there was plenty to go around with Eli Manning's 47 pass attempts. Unfortunately for the wide receivers, the tight end Larry Donnell caught Manning's only touchdown.
Description: Giants receiver Rueben Randle had his best day receiving on Sunday versus the 49ers.
Insight: Just when fantasy owners were likely giving up on Reuben Randle, he posted seven catches for 112 yards. Randle led the Giants with 15 targets. He is a risky FLEX play with upside moving forward.
Description: Giants running back Rashad Jennings rushed for 59 yards in his return to the field in Week 11.
Insight: Jenning led the Giants in carries with 18 but gained just 59 yards and did not score. Owners still hav to like the fact he was inserted back into the lineup as the top running back. The rest of the Giants runners combined for three rushes.
Description: Giants quarterback Eli Manning threw five interceptions, tying a career-high.
Insight: To his credit, Manning kept chucking passes to try and win despite the terrible stat day. Fantasy owners don't care though because the five picks is negative 10 points. Manning also had 280 yards and a touchdown.
Description: Texans quarterback Ryan Mallett played very well in his first NFL start.
Insight: Mallett was not afraid to throw the ball downfield, which was likely why coach Bill O'Brien made a change under center because Ryan Fitzpatrick did not or was not able to take deep shots. Mallett was 20-for-30 with 211 yards, two touchdowns and an interception.