Predictem NFL Archives: November 2013

NFL Notes: Phins C Mike Pouncey is expected to play this week. This will be a nice upgrade to their run game and pass protection. Broncos defensive lineman Derek Wolfe is sick and has been ruled out for Week 13. Kevin Vickerson is also out, menaing Jamaal Charles will be going up against two second teamers. Chargers TE Antonio Gates is having hammy issues. If he can’t go, LaDarius Green would fill in. They wouldn’t lose much as the guy is a monster. Seahawks WR Percy Harvin is having flare-ups and his status is unknown. Niners WR Michael Crabtree will be active this week vs. the Rams. Broncos RB Knowshon Moreno is probable vs. the Chiefs. Expect Monte Ball to get more carries as Moreno is still banged up. C.J. Anderson’s role should also increase. Pats WR Aaron Dobson will miss week 13 with a foot injury. Rams RB Zac Stacy will return from a concussion. Bears S Major Wright pulled a hammy in practice Friday and his status is in doubt. More bad news for a Bears defense that is likely to get shredded by the Vikings this weekend. Cards RB Andre Ellington has a banged up knee and is said to be a game time decision Sunday.
Jason Pierre Paul will miss Sunday’s game with a shoulder injury. Cowboys backup RB Lance Dunbar will miss the rest of the season with an injured knee. Bengals LB Vontaze Burfict is questionable vs. SD with an ankle injury. Broncos TE Julius Thomas is probable for this week’s game vs. KC. Falcons TE Tony Gonzalez is listed as questionable but expected to play this weekend. Browns QB Jason Campbell will miss this week with a concussion. Bucs CB Darrelle Revis is having groin issues. Cam Newton gets an upgrade this week in daily fantasy leagues. Niners RB Frank Gore has been limited in practice this week. Its been hush-hush but he may have an ankle tweak. Raiders RB Rashad Jennings suffered a concussion vs. the Cowboys. Darren McFadden would resume his starting full load role should Jennings not be able to go next week. Packers QB Aaron Rodgers thinks he’ll be able to return in Week 14. - 11/30

Thursday Thanksgiving Day Previews and Picks:
Green Bay Packers vs. Detroit Lions Pick (12:30PM EST)
Oakland Raiders vs. Dallas Cowboys Pick (4:30PM EST)
Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Baltimore Ravens Pick (8:30PM EST) - 11/28

Wednesday NFL Notes: Colts CB Vontae Davis is questioable for this week’s game with a groin injury. Chiefs LB Justin Houston will miss 2-3 weeks with an elbow injury. Lions CB Chris Houston (foot injury) is doubtful for the Thanksgiving Day game vs. the Packers. Steelers LB LaMarr Woodley is doubtful for Week 13 with a calf injury. Broncos RB Knowhson Moreno didn’t practice Wednesday and his status is unknown. Niners RB Michael Crabtree has been activated from the IR and is expected to play this week vs. STL. Raiders RB Darren McFadden is expected to play Thursday. Word out of Raiders camp is that TE Mychal Rivera may start Thursday. Broncos DL Kevin Vickerson will miss the rest of the season with a hip injury. Cowboys LB Sean Lee is expected to miss Thursday’s game. The Eagles have named QB Nick Foles their starter for the rest of the season. Broncos CB Champ Bailey is expected to return this week. - 11/27

Monday NFL Notes: Ravens TE Dennis Pitta is practiciing but isn’t expected to play until Week 14. The Texans have announced that Case Keenum will continue to start. Raiders WR Denarius Moore is questionable for Thanksgiving Day. The Packers haven’t announced who will start at QB this week (Tolzien vs. Flynn; Rodgers reportedly “slim to no chance” at best). Broncos RB Knowshon Moreno suffered a deep bone bruise and is questionable for Week 13 vs. KC. Andrew Quarless will start at TE Thursday for GB as Brandon Bostick suffered a concussion Sunday. Bears QB Jay Cutler is doubtful for Sunday’s game vs. Minny. Bears RB Matt Forte hyperextended his knee Sunday but is expected to play vs. the Vikings. Bucs CB Darrelle Revis has a groin injury and his status is unknown. Vikings CB Xavier Rhodes suffered a concussion Sunday and is questionable for Week 13. Chiefs LB Tamba Hali sprained his ankle Sunday and his status is not certain. Chiefs Linebacker Justin Houston injured his elbow and his status is also uncertain and not looking good. Dolphins RB Daniel Thomas is done for the season after tearing ligaments in his ankle. Brandon Weeden is expected to start Sunday vs. the Jags as Jason Campbell has a concussion. Giants C Jim Cordle hurt his knee Sunday and his status is unknown. Pats RB Stevan Ridley had a huge fumble during SNF and was benched. Brandon Bolden was effective in his spot and may end up getting the start next week. You never know with Belichick. Jets RB Chris Ivory sprained his ankle Sunday and his status is unknown. Chargers RB Ryan Mathews re-injured his hamstring and is doubtful for Week 13. Broncos DB Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie left Monday’s game with a shoulder injury and his status is unknown at this point. Steelers NT Steve McLendon will miss multiple weeks with an ankle injury. Pats Tackle Marcus Cannon left Sunday’s game with an ankle injury. Raiders CB Mike Jenkins suffered a concussion Sunday and will miss Thursday’s game vs Dallas. Raiders TE Mychal Rivera suffered a concussion and will also miss Thursday’s game. The Raiders have named Matt McGloin their starter for Thursday’s game vs. Dallas. Cowboys CB Morris Claiborne re-injured his hamstring is is doubtful for Thursday. Rams CB Trumaine Johnson suffered a concussion Sunday. Rams RB Zac Stacy suffered a concussion Sunday as well. Seahawks CB Brandon Browner has reportedly been suspended for a year for violating the leagues substance abuse policy. The Seahawks are reportedly looking at bringing 33 year old Marcus Trufant back. - 11/25

Week 12 Monday Night Football Preview and Pick ATS:
San Francisco 49ers vs. Washington Redskins Pick (8:30PM EST) - 11/25

Week 12 Sunday NFL Previews and Picks:
Denver Broncos vs. New England Patriots Pick (8:30PM EST)
Note: We’re skimping on previews with analysis this week in order to beef up on college hoops. However, we’re still making picks which can be found in the upper right menu on this page under “Editors Picks”. - 11/24

Saturday NFL Notes: Redskins TE Jordan Reed has been ruled out for the Skins MNF game. Dolphins C Mike Pouncey will miss Week 12 due to illness. The Broncos coaching staff says WR Wes Welker will play for sure. - 11/23

Friday NFL Notes: TB LB Mason Foster will miss Sunday’s game with a concussion. Lions WR Nate Burleson is now probable for Week 12 vs. TB. Raiders WR Denarius Moore will miss this week’s game vs. Tennessee. Rod Streater takes his place. Redskins TE Jordan Reed missed Friday’s practice putting his Week 12 status in doubt. Broncos TE Julius Thomas remains questionable. Vikings RB Adrian Peterson expects to start Week 12 @ GB. Chiefs DL Mike DeVito will miss Week 12 vs. SD. Vikings LB Erin Henderson is OUT Sunday for a personal matter. Raiders RB Darren McFadden has been ruled out for Week 12. Broncos WR Wes Welker is listed as probable for the team’s game vs. N.E. Vikings C John Sullivan has been cleared to play Sunday vs. GB. Bears NT Stephen Paea will miss Week 12 vs. STL. - 11/22

Thursday NFL Notes: Titans QB Jake Locker is expected to need 6 months to heal from Lisfranc. Vikings RB Adrian Peterson didn’t practice Thursday but says he will start this week. I’d keep an eye on this one as it’s very possible that they may hold him out vs. the Packers. Broncos WR Wes Welker returned to practice Thursday and is listed as questionable. Our bet is that he’ll play vs. his former team. With Leonard Hankerson out for the year and TE Jordan Reed having a concussion, RG3 may have limited options this weekend vs. SF. We may see Alfred Morris get 30+ carries. - 11/21

Week 12 Thursday Night Football Preview and Spread Selection:
New Orleans Saints vs. Atlanta Falcons Pick (8:30PM EST) - 11/21

NFL Notes: Steelers WR Emmanuel Sanders is probable for Week 12 after leaving with a foot injury against the Lions in Week 11. The Raiders have named Matt McGloin their Week 12 starter. Redskins WR Leonard Hankerson needs surgery on his left knee and is out for the rest of the season. Skins TE Jordan Reed sat out practice Wed.with a concussion. His Week 12 status for SF is up in the air. Raiders RB Darren McFadden is expected to miss again this week. Broncos TE Julius Thomas (hyperextended knee) did not practice Wednesday. The Vikings have named QB Christian Ponder their Week 12 starter. Lions backup RB Joigue Bell did not practice Wed. and is questionable for Week 12. - 11/20

Week 12 NFL Byes: Buffalo Bills, Cincinnati Bengals, Philadelphia Eagles and Seattle Seahawks.

NFL Notes: The Lions think there’s a chance that WR Nate Burleson returns for Week 12. Packers QB Aaron Rodgers can run and throw but is doubtful for Week 12. Pats CB Alfonzo Dennard (knee) is doubtful for Week 12. Aqib Talib is nursing an injury too, which is bad timing as they have Peyton Manning and the Broncos on deck. Bucs DB Dashon Goldson will miss Week 12 due to suspension. The Indianapolis Colts have waived WR Griff Whalen. LaVon Brazill will take his snaps. Saints CB Jabari Greer tore his left ACL and will miss the rest of the season. Broncos S Rahim Moore was placed on IR with compartment syndrome. Broncos WR Wes Welker suffered a concussion in Week 11 and is questionable for Week 12. Panthers DL Charles Johnson will miss Week 12 with a sprained MCL. A huge loss for CAR. Eagles QB Michael Vick is healthy but has lost his starting job to Nick Foles. Rumors out of NY are that WR Stephen Hill has lost his starting job to David Nelson. Cowboys WR Miles Austin will return this week. Raiders WR Denarius Moore suffered a shoulder stinger Sunday and his status is unknown. The Texans will start Case Keenum at QB Week 12. Broncos TE Julius Thomas banged up his knee and his status is unknown at this point. Redskins TE Jordan Reed sustained a concussion and is questionable for Week 12. Vikings C John Sullivan suffered a concussion Sunday and is questionable for Week 12. The Tennessee Titans have signed backup QB John Skelton. Lions backup RB Joique Bell heard a pop in his foot and his status is unknown, although the team says he didn’t sustain a long term injury. Jags WR Mike Brown has an AC sprain and is questionable for Week 12. Vikings RB Adrian Peterson says his groin is bugging him. Toby Gerhart would step in if A.P. is unable to go Sunday. Chargers WR Keenan Allen sustained a hyperextended knee Sunday but is probably for Week 12 as of Tuesday. The Vikings have yet to announce who will start at QB in Week 12. The Jets benched Geno Smith in Week 11 but he’s expected to regain his starting job.

Week 11 MNF Game Preview and Prediction Against the Spread:
New England Patriots vs. Carolina Panthers Pick (8:30PM EST) - 11/19

Week 11 Sunday NFL Game Previews and Predictions ATS:
Atlanta Falcons vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers Pick (1PM EST)
Baltimore Ravens vs. Chicago Bears Pick
Green Bay Packers vs. New York Giants Pick (4PM EST)
Minnesota Vikings vs. Seattle Seahawks Pick
San Francisco 49ers vs. New Orleans Saints Pick
Kansas City Chiefs vs. Denver Broncos Pick (8:30PM EST) - 11/17

Monday Through Thursday NFL Notes: Pats DB Aqib Talib is expected to play on Monday vs. CAR. Niners LB Aldon Smith only played 12 snaps last week but is expected to get a full load vs. Drew Brees and the Saints. Vikings QB Christian Ponder is expected to start vs. Seattle. The NYJ have signed S Ed Reed. Raiders QB Terrelle Pryor is questioable for Sunday’s game vs. Houston. Bills WR Stevie Johnson is doubtful for his Week 11 game vs. the NYJ. There’s rumblings that Vikings WR Cordarelle Patterson may see his first career start at Seattle this week. The Kansas City Chiefs claimed WR Kyle Williams off waivers. Falcons TE Tony Gonzalez is questionable with a toe. The Packers placed QB Seneca Wallace on the IR (groin) ending his season. Texans Coach Gary Kubiak will return for this week’s game vs. Oak. Texans RB Arian Foster was placed on the IR (back) ending his season. Bucs RB Mike James broke his ankle Monday night and is done. Titans QB Jake Locker has Lisfranc and will miss the rest of the season. Bears QB Jay Cutler will miss Week 11 with a high ankle sprain. Cowboys LB Sean Lee will miss 3-4 weeks with a bad hammy.

Week 11 Thursday Night Football Preview and Selection ATS:
Indianapolis Colts vs. Tennessee Titans Pick (8:30PM EST) - 11/14

Week 10 Monday Night Football Preview and Pick:
Miami Dolphins vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers Pick (8:30PM EST) - 11/11

Sunday Week 11 NFL Game Previews and Predictions:
Oakland Raiders vs. New York Giants Pick
Seattle Seahawks vs. Atlanta Falcons Pick
Detroit Lions vs. Chicago Bears Pick
Philadelphia Eagles vs. Green Bay Packers Pick
Carolina Panthers vs. San Francisco 49ers Pick (4PM EST)
Denver Broncos vs. San Diego Chargers Pick
Dallas Cowboys vs. New Orleans Saints Pick (8:30PM EST) - 11/10

NFL Notes: Chargers LB Donald Butler will return after missing 3 games. Many feel that he’s SD’s best defender. Seahawks C Max Unger will NOT play in week 10. Saints RB Darren Sproles (concussion) is probable for week 10. Vikings QB Christian Ponder is listed as day to day and may return next week. Seattle DL Red Bryant will miss week 10. Bucs RB Doug Martin was placed on IR which ends his season. Raiders RB Darren McFadden will miss week 10 with a hammy. Rashad Jennings will start in his place. Cowboys WR Dez Bryant is experiencing back issues but will play vs. the Saints. Arian Fosters disc problem could require surgery. Bears QB Jay Cutler is listed as probable for Week 10. - 11/9

Week 11 Thursday Night Football Preview and Play:
Washington Redskins vs. Minnesota Vikings Pick (8:30PM EST) - 11/7

NFL Notes: Vikings RT Phil Loadholt will miss Thursday night footbal with a concussion. Texans RB Arian Foster saw a Dr. Wednesday about his back injury. It’s possible that it’s more serious than just a strain. Ben Tate’s ribs are still busted up but he’ll likely carry a full load Sunday anyway. Seahawks WR Percy Harvin is NOT expected to play in Week 10. Darren McFadden didn’t practice Wednesday. His hammy injury is the same one he had earlier this season. Rashad Jennings is expected to start. Bills QB’s EJ Manuel and Thad Lewis are sharing 1st team reps but Manuel is expected to start. Broncos TE Julius Thomas is probably Sunday (ankle). Panthers DT Sione Fua has changed positions and will now be playing on the offensive line. Falcons LB Sean Weatherspoon is expected to return after the Falcons bye. The Texans have named Wade Phillips their interim head coach. Gary Kubiak is expected to return in within a few weeks. The Houston Texans have decided to stick with K Randy Bullock for now. Packers QB Aaron’ Rodgers is likely to miss 4-6 weeks with his collar bone injury. Vikings CB Xavier Rhodes banged up his knee and shoulder Sunday. The Vikings secondary looks horrible for Thursday’s tilt with the Skins. Rumors out of Green Bay are that the Pack are looking to sign Matt Flynn. Green Bay has promoted QB Scott Tolzien from the practice squad. Niners WR Michael Crabtree has been cleared to practice. Due to the ineffective running of Willis McGahee, the Browns are looking to give FB Chris Ogbonnaya more carries. The Steelers will get a huge boost to their run game as G David DeCastro is ready to return. Pats FS Steven Gregory will miss multiple weeks with a broken thumb. Jax has named former Michigan QB Denard Robinson their backup RB. - 11/6

Week 10 NFL Byes: Cleveland Browns, Kansas City Chiefs, New England Patriots and the New York Jets. - 11/6

NFL Notes: Rumor out of Chicago is that Jay Cutler is going to try to give it a go in Week 10. Texans K Randy Bullock is on the hot seat. The team is already looking to try out Graham, Rackers and Medlock to replace him. The Carolina Panthers have lost G/C Jeff Byers to a lisfranc injury. Seahawks injured WR Percy Harvin is not expected to play in Week 10 despite lots of media hype about him running again. Raiders QB Terrelle Pryor banged up his knee Sunday and is day to day. Rams TE Lance Kendricks fractured a finger and could miss time. In a surprising statement, the Colts have said that number 1 WR T.Y. Hilton will continue to return punts. We’re not going to get involved in all of the boring over hyped Richie Incongnito talk, but in a nutshell, there are some NFL Execs that think that his comments made to Jonathan Martin will likely result in no teams being interested in signing him and that his career may be over. The media has really roasted the guy big-time. The San Francisco 49ers have waived CB Nnamdi Asomugha. My how the mighty have fallen. He was once considered to be the best cover man in the NFL. Giants RB Andre Brown will likely make his season debut in Week 10. Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph broke his foot vs. Dallas Sunday adn will miss 4-6 weeks. The Buffalo Bills have waived backup QB Matt Flynn. E.J. Manuel is said to be active for Week 10, making Flynn expendable. Texans QB Gary Kubiak went down to his knees Monday night prior to halftime. Reports are that he did not suffer a heart attack. He was alert and talking but appeared to be in serioius pain. Broncos Coach John Fox will miss extended time after having aortic heart valve surgery. Jack Del Rio will fill in during his absence. Colts WR Reggie Wayne is planning to come back next season despite an ACL tear. Texans RB Arian Foster was removed after the first series against the Colts with back pain. Raiders RB Darren McFadden left Sunday’s game with a hamstring injury. If you’ve got him in fantasy, you might want to pick up Rashad Jennings who looked decent in his place. Vikings QB Christian Ponder will start Thursday vs. Washington. Steelers DB Ike Taylor suffered a concussion in Week 9 vs. NE. Jets WR Jeremy Kerley suffered an elbow injury Sunday and it appears to be serious. Seahawks C Max Unger suffered a concission Sunday. Bills RB CJ Spiller re-tweaked his ankle Sunday. - 11/4

Week 9 MNF Game Preview and Prediction Against the Spread:
Chicago Bears vs. Green Bay Packers Pick. (8:40PM EST) - 11/4

Week 9 Sunday NFL Game Previews and Picks ATS:
New Orleans Saints vs. New York Jets Pick (1PM EST)
Atlanta Falcons vs. Carolina Panthers Pick
Kansas City Chiefs vs. Buffalo Bills Pick
Minnesota Vikings vs. Dallas Cowboys Pick
Tennessee Titans vs. St. Louis Rams Pick
Philadelphia Eagles vs. Oakland Raiders Pick (4PM EST)
Pittsburgh Steelers vs. New England Patriots Pick
Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Seattle Seahawks Pick
Baltimore Ravens vs. Cleveland Browns Pick
Indianapolis Colts vs. Houston Texans Pick (8:30PM EST) - 11/3

Saturday NFL Notes: Word out of Buffalo is that Jeff Tuel will start Sunday. Bucs S Dashon Goldson is OUT Sunday. The Chicago Bears have signed DL Jay Ratliff. - 11/2

Friday NFL Notes: Bengals DT Geno Atkins will miss the rest of the season with a torn ACL. Jags WR Justin Blackmon has been suspended for violating the NFL’s substance abuse policy. More updates coming around 5PM EST. - 11/1