Patriots WR Phillip Dorsett (concussion) returned to a limited practice on Thursday. That gives him a shot to get cleared in time for Sunday's game against the Cowboys. If Dorsett plays, he figures to serve as New England's #2 WR with Mohamed Sanu out with his ankle injury.
NFL Network's Ian Rapoport hears that Colts RB Jonathan Williams will start tonight's game against the Texans. Williams has been "killing the Colts' 1st-team defense" in practice throughout the year, Rapoport adds. This, of course, doesn't mean that RB Jordan Wilkins won't be involved. And RB Nyheim Hines will continue to play in passing situations. But it does make Williams the best fantasy bet of the trio.
Rams WR Robert Woods re-joined the team on Thursday, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. "TBD on his game status, though," Rapoport adds. We'll continue to keep an eye on Woods' status for Monday night's game against the Ravens.
Patriots insider Tom Curran hears that WR Mohamed Sanu is believed to be dealing with a high-ankle sprain that could cost him "a couple of weeks." That seems like an optimistic timetable if this is truly a high-ankle sprain. Fantasy owners should obviously plan on being without Sanu for Sunday's game against the Cowboys. His absence could open up more playing time for rookie WR N'Keal Harry.
Giants TE Evan Engram (foot) remained sidelined for Thursday's practice. He's looking like a long shot to play against the Bears this weekend. TE Rhett Ellison (concussion) isn't expected to play, either, leaving Kaden Smith as New York's lead TE. He's not a fantasy option. The TE injuries should push more targets to the WRs and RB Saquon Barkley.
The Seahawks ended up listing WR Tyler Lockett (shin) as a limited participant in Wednesday's practice. It's good news after an earlier report that Lockett wasn't expected to practice. He seemingly has a good shot to play against the Eagles this weekend, but we'll get another update on his status Thursday afternoon.
The Texans have ruled S Justin Reid (concussion) out for Thursday night's game against the Colts. S Tashaun Gipson (back) and CB Bradley Roby (hamstring) are questionable. Gipson returned for last week's loss to Baltimore after missing the previous 2 contests. Roby has missed the past 4 games.
The Colts have ruled S Khari Willis (concussion) out for Thursday night's game against the Texans. That should mean more time for Clayton Geathers back on the field, but Indianapolis has limited his playing time at every turn. S George Odum figures to split snaps with him to some degree. CB Rock Ya-Sin (ankle) is questionable vs. Houston. We'll update his status Thursday evening.
Steelers RB Benny Snell (knee) was a full-go in Wednesday's practice. That puts him on track to play against the Bengals this weekend. Snell figures to mix in on early downs alongside Jaylen Samuels -- assuming James Conner is out.