- Wake up to Wembley REMINDER: The Lions vs. Falcons game kicks off early in London this Sunday at 9:30am ET. Remember to set your lineups and tune in on Fox!
R. Quinn DL - STL
H. Clinton-Dix DB - GB
K. Dansby LB - CLE
B. Brown RB - BUF
D. Robinson RB - JAX
Cleveland Browns defensive tackle Ahtyba Rubin is probable to return from an ankle injury for Sunday's home game against the Oakland Raiders, Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.
Analysis: While disappointing this season, the Cleveland defense is trending in the right direction, in terms of both health and performance. The Browns shut down the Pittsburgh Steelers two weeks ago, then mostly played well against the Jacksonville Jaguars last week, despite giving up 185 rushing yards. The Cleveland defense completely overwhelmed Jaguars quarterback Blake Bortles, but turnovers by the Browns offense allowed the Jags to score a combined 17 points on drives of 13, eight and seven yards. Cleveland draws a similarly favorable matchup this week, and while it's still hard to trust this defense, there's no question that the Raiders have a terrible offense.by Rotowire.com
Vereen, who was not spotted at practice Friday, is feeling under the weather, per Jeff Howe of the Boston Herald.
Analysis: While the report does not specify the nature of Vereen's illness, the running back's absence from Friday's practice is evidently not injury-related. We'll revisit Vereen's status for Sunday's game against the Bears once the Patriots release their Week 8 injury report later Friday.by Rotowire.com
Jones (ankle) is listed as probable for Sunday's game against the Falcons.
Analysis: The soreness in Jones' ankle continues to linger, but he is good to go this week after practicing fully Thursday and Friday. He has a tough matchup this week, however, squaring off against a Lions defense that ranks sixth in the league against the pass and has given up just seven passing touchdowns in seven games this season.by Rotowire.com
Thomas caught 8-of-12 targets for 105 yards in Thursday's 35-21 win over the Chargers.
Analysis: You know things are going well when many fantasy owners will view this as a disappointing performance, even in PPR leagues. Thomas played a strong game against a banged-up San Diego secondary, but he surprisingly failed to find the end zone for the first time since Week 3, as all three of Peyton Manning's touchdown passes went to Emmanuel Sanders. Despite his tough matchup against the New England secondary next week, Thomas will be one of the top options at his position, boasting a ridiculous 34 receptions for 626 yards and five touchdowns over his last four games. He recorded at least eight receptions, nine targets and 100 yards in each of those games.by Rotowire.com
- Denard Robinson RB - JAXThu, Oct 23 at 12:55pm
Coach Gus Bradley relayed Thursday that Robinson will start at running back for the Jaguars on Sunday against the Dolphins.
Analysis: The report adds that Toby Gerhart, who practiced fully Thursday, will return to the mix and also get reps this weekend, but Robinson will have a chance to build off the 22-carry, 127-yard effort he supplied in Week 7 against the Browns. Matching that output against Miami on Sunday won't be easy, but the Jaguars plan to stay with the hot hand, thus making Robinson worthy of Week 8 lineup consideration.by Rotowire.com