Blaine Gabbert - QB - Arizona Cardinals
Arizona Cardinals QB Drew Stanton (knee) participated in practice Tuesay, Nov. 14, according to head coach Bruce Arians, although it's unclear how much he was able to do. QB Blaine Gabbert did receive some first-team repetitions.
Huddle Up: If Stanton plays he has a terrific matchup versus the Houston Texans and would make for a sneaky start. Gabbert, on the other hand, has not played all year and cannot be trusted to start on fantasy squads.
Jay Ajayi - RB - Philadelphia Eagles
Philadelphia Eagles RB Jay Ajayi is expected to receive a bigger workload going forward. Offensive coordinator Fran Reich believes that, with two weeks to study the playbook, Ajayi is prepared for anything and everything. 'He's able to handle everything that we give him at this point,' Reich said. 'When I look at our game plan for this week, I look at and there's probably not a play on there that I wouldn't feel comfortable putting his number on.'
Huddle Up: Ajayi impressed quickly in his first game with his new team in Week 9, scampering for 77 yards and a touchdown on eight carries. He'll be splitting playing time with LeGarrette Blount and others, but Ajayi is a reasonable RB2 consideration.
Drew Brees - QB - New Orleans Saints
New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees has no intention of talking to the team about his expiring contract during the season, but he reiterated his desire to finish his career in New Orleans during a recent appearance on XTRA 1360 AM. 'I feel like we?ve got a great opportunity ahead of us and I don?t plan on leaving New Orleans ever. ? I have not approached them about any contract. We just have a great understanding here. Listen, we?re going to go through this season and we?ll revisit it in the offseason. For right now, I?m in the moment,' Brees said.
Huddle Up: The Saints have arguably their most complete team since their Super Bowl run in 2009, which may throw a wrench into his negotiating posture this offseason since the team is relying on him less than it ever has. With that said, Brees still leads the league in completion percentage and is fourth in quarterback rating. He's still a QB1 for fantasy purposes, but it appears this will be the first time since he arrived in New Orleans in 2006 that he won't be a top-six fantasy signal-caller.
Curtis Samuel - WR - Carolina Panthers
Updating previous reports, Carolina Panthers WR Curtis Samuel (ankle) could have a worse injury than the original thought of a high ankle sprain, according to a team source.
Huddle Up: It sounds like Samuel's season could be over. Russell Shepard will likely see a boost and is worth snagging off waivers.
Jameis Winston - QB - Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Updating previous reports, Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Jameis Winston (shoulder) is expected to return this season, regardless of the team's record.
Huddle Up: Winston owners are in a bit of a pinch because you have to hold on to him, but it sounds like he could be out until well into the fantasy playoffs. Ryan Fitzpatrick isn't a great replacement option in fantasy.
Josh McCown - QB - New York Jets
New York Jets QB Josh McCown will remain the starting quarterback when the team returns from its Week 11 bye, according to head coach Todd Bowles.
Huddle Up: With bye weeks nearly in the rearview mirror, McCown's roster viability is pretty marginal in fantasy.
Jay Cutler - QB - Miami Dolphins
Miami Dolphins QB Jay Cutler logged his fourth straight multi-touchdown effort in the team's Week 10 matchup Monday, Nov. 13, against the Carolina Panthers, throwing for a pair of scores and 213 yards on 22-of-37 passing. He also had one interception.
Huddle Up: While Miami's offense has mostly been a disappointment this season in Cutler's first year in South Beach, the former first-round draft pick has actually turned it up as of late, totaling nine touchdowns compared to only three interceptions over his last four games. Given the amount of talent he has by his side, it shouldn't be a surprise to see Cutler finally stepping up, and because of that, he's turned into a fine streaming option.
DeVante Parker - WR - Miami Dolphins
Miami Dolphins WR DeVante Parker registered six catches on nine targets for 66 yards in the team's Week 10 contest Monday, Nov. 13, versus the Carolina Panthers.
Huddle Up: Even while Jarvis Landry continues to be a target hog, Parker still gets a desirable workload, as he's received eight or more targets in all but one of his six games played -- and the one time he didn't was because he left in the first quarter due to an injury last month. Unfortunately, Parker has just one touchdown to show for his efforts, but given how many looks he receives from Jay Cutler, he seems primed to multiply that total down the stretch.
Jarvis Landry - WR - Miami Dolphins
Miami Dolphins WR Jarvis Landry scored for the fifth time in his last six games in the team's Week 10 loss Monday, Nov. 13, against the Carolina Panthers, as he finished with five catches on 10 targets for 42 yards.
Huddle Up: Once again, Landry proved he's as steady as they get, as he's recorded five or more receptions in all of Miami's nine games this season. Furthermore, he's garnered 10 or more targets in all but two of them. The LSU product just continues to deliver and can safely be plugged in on an every-week basis.
Damien Williams - RB - Miami Dolphins
Miami Dolphins RB Damien Williams could only manage 19 rushing yards on nine carries in the team's Week 10 loss Monday, Nov. 13, versus the Carolina Panthers. He also had two receptions for 20 yards.
Huddle Up: Williams may have received more carries if the game didn't get so out of hand in the second half, but regardless, he's clearly getting outplayed by teammate Kenyan Drake, who had 82 yards on just seven carries. Thus, it's hard to trust Williams right now in any format, as Drake will probably be receiving more work from here on out.
Kenyan Drake - RB - Miami Dolphins
Miami Dolphins RB Kenyan Drake logged 82 rushing yards and a touchdown on seven carries in the team's Week 10 defeat Monday, Nov. 13, opposite the Carolina Panthers. He also added a pair of receptions for 10 yards.
Huddle Up: Notably, Drake nearly doubled his rushing yardage total entering the ballgame, and he's looked real good since the team dealt away Jay Ajayi prior to the trade deadline. In the last two weeks, Drake has now totaled 151 yards on only 16 rushing attempts (9.4 yards per carry!), so you have to believe he's in line for more work in the weeks ahead. As a result, he's a fine FLEX option right now.
Julius Thomas - TE - Miami Dolphins
Miami Dolphins TE Julius Thomas scored a touchdown for the second straight week -- after having none previously in the first seven games -- in the team's Week 10 loss Monday, Nov. 13, versus the Carolina Panthers. He finished the game with two catches for eight yards on five targets.
Huddle Up: Although his stats outside of the touchdown were not pretty, it's still encouraging that Thomas has garnered five or more targets in consecutive games for the first time all season. Clearly, Jay Cutler is looking his way more, and that could vault Thomas back onto the TE1 radar. However, given how disappointing he was prior to the last two weeks, he's still mainly a streaming option in standard formats for now.
Cam Newton - QB - Carolina Panthers
Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton completed 21-of-35 passes for 254 yards and four touchdowns in the team's Week 10 win Monday, Nov. 13, versus the Miami Dolphins. He also added 95 rushing yards on just five carries.
Huddle Up: Newton has had an up-and-down year, but it's games like this one that prove he still might be in the upper echelon of NFL quarterbacks when it comes to fantasy football. The former No. 1 overall draft pick was pretty much able to do whatever he wanted, and with that potential on any given week, he's still very much a legitimate QB1. With the Panthers cruising right now, don't be surprised if Newton keeps it going.
Jonathan Stewart - RB - Carolina Panthers
Carolina Panthers RB Jonathan Stewart recorded his first 100-yard game of the season, totaling 110 yards on 17 carries in the team's Week 10 triumph Monday, Nov. 13, opposite the Miami Dolphins.
Huddle Up: Stewart didn't find the end zone, nor did he have any receiving stats, but his owners won't mind that after this long-awaited breakout performance that could save his season. Up to this point, the 10-year veteran has mostly been a disaster in 2017, but perhaps this huge outing will get him going for the stretch run. In the meantime, he's still just a FLEX option.
Ed Dickson - TE - Carolina Panthers
Carolina Panthers TE Ed Dickson scored his first touchdown of the season, while hauling in three of five targets for 33 yards in the team's Week 10 win Monday, Nov. 13, against the Miami Dolphins.
Huddle Up: Since Greg Olsen went down with injury, Dickson has emerged into a decent tight end option for deeper formats. In fact, he's garnered five or more targets in five of the last six weeks, though he's only got one touchdown to show for it. As a result, he's not someone to lean on in standard leagues, though he's not a bad streaming option either in such scenarios.
Christian McCaffrey - RB - Carolina Panthers
Carolina Panthers RB Christian McCaffrey registered 23 rushing yards on five rush attempts and 27 receiving yards on three catches in the team's Week 10 victory Monday, Nov. 13, opposite the Miami Dolphins. He also found the end zone twice -- once on the ground and once through the air.
Huddle Up: This was the rookie's first career multi-touchdown game, and he's now posted five scores (two rushing, three receiving) this season. Although Jonathan Stewart can regularly be relied upon for more carries in the backfield, McCaffrey has proven to be a pretty reliable FLEX option every week, as he consistently gets targets. In fact, he's drawn five or more looks from Cam Newton in every game this season, while recording at least three catches for each outing in the process.
Curtis Samuel - WR - Carolina Panthers
Carolina Panthers WR Curtis Samuel finished with five catches on seven targets for 45 yards in the team's Week 10 game Monday, Nov. 13, versus the Miami Dolphins before having to leave late in the third quarter with an ankle injury.
Huddle Up: Both marks were career highs for the rookie, who has flashed some unique potential since Kelvin Benjamin was dealt away leading up to the trade deadline. Unfortunately, with Samuel having to be helped to the locker room, it's possible that he misses some time, in which case Russell Shepard would get a notable boost.
Devin Funchess - WR - Carolina Panthers
Carolina Panthers WR Devin Funchess recorded five catches on six targets for 92 yards and a pair of touchdowns in the team's Week 10 victory Monday, Nov. 13, against the Miami Dolphins.
Huddle Up: Funchess is already locked in as Carolina's No. 1 wide receiver the rest of the way, but he could be looking at an even bigger workload if Curtis Samuel (ankle) ends up missing time after having to be helped to the locker room. Either way, Funchess is looking like a fun WR2 to deploy every weekend and could be a difference-maker in the fantasy playoffs.
Curtis Samuel - WR - Carolina Panthers
Carolina Panthers WR Curtis Samuel (ankle) left the team's game Monday, Nov. 13, against the Miami Dolphins after injuring his left ankle late in the third quarter when S Reshad Jones accidentally rolled over it in the end zone. Samuel had to be helped to the locker room and he's being considered questionable to return.
Huddle Up: Tough break for the rookie out of Ohio State, as Samuel had registered career highs in receptions (five) and receiving yards (45) in this one before having to depart. If he ends up missing time, Devin Funchess and Russell Shepard would benefit considerably.
David Johnson - RB - Arizona Cardinals
Arizona Cardinals RB David Johnson (wrist) announced that the cast on his left wrist was removed Monday, Nov. 13, and he will now begin rehab to restore strength and range of motion. Johnson has previously said that he would like to return this season 'no matter the team's record.'
Huddle Up: Fantasy owners of Johnson have to love his desire to play before the conclusion of the campaign, but it's hard to see him on the field if the Cardinals are mathematically eliminated from playoff contention by the time he's ready to suit up again. With Carson Palmer also out, this is becoming a lost season for the club, so it would seem more likely than not that the club opts to keep him sidelined if there's nothing on the line.