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11/20/2014
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Colts Believe Ahmad Bradshaw Broke His Ankle (11/17 9:35 PT)

The Facts: Following up on the previous item. ... The Colts believe Bradshaw broke his ankle, a source who spoke to the player told NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. Reported by NFL.com

Diehards Line: As NFL.com suggests, it's a huge blow for the Colts. It's also bad news for fantasy owners. Bradshaw was by far their best runner and was dangerous as a receiver out of the backfield, especially in the red zone. For the season Bradshaw rushed for 425 yards on 90 totes and two scampering scores, while nabbing 38 receptions for 300 yards and six catching touchdowns. As has been the case since making the trade for the first-round pick, the Colts will need even more from Trent Richardson than he's provided thus far. Dan Herron's snaps are also likely to increase out of the backfield.

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Conflicting Reports On Dwayne Allen's Ankle Sprain (11/17 9:34 PT)

The Facts: Following up on the previous item. ... According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, Allen suffered what Colts believe to be a high ankle sprain. Reported by FootballDiehards.com

Diehards Line: On the other hand, NFL Network's Ian Rapoport advised readers this morning that Allen suffered a low ankle sprain -- this according to two sources. Rapoport added: "It's not considered severe, although the tight end might miss time." Regardless of which report turns out to be correct, that last three words -- "might miss time" -- are key. Fantasy owners should prepare for an absence.

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Report: Peyton Manning Plans To Play In 2015... Perhap Beyond (11/17 1:37 PT)

The Facts: It sounds like Manning is eyeing 2015, and possibly beyond. NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reported Sunday that the Broncos expect Manning to play at least one more year.  Reported by NFL.com

Diehards Line: The Broncos quarterback would be 39 heading into training camp with Denver next year. As a player in tune with his legacy, his goal has always been to exit the game holding all of the league's major passing records. Manning's projected return would obviously have ripple effects throughout the league. His decision would likely impact the immediate futures of head coach John Fox and offensive coordinator Adam Gase, one of the hottest names in coaching at the moment. It would also sink Denver one year deeper into what has been an obvious push to win a Super Bowl, delaying their eventual rebuild for another season.

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Ahmad Bradshaw In Boot, On Crutches After Game (11/16 11:43 PT)

The Facts: Bradshaw was taken to the locker room to have X-rays taken on his left ankle in the second half of tonight's loss to the Patriots, the team announced. Reported by FootballDiehards.com

Diehards Line: Bradshaw managed just 11 yards on 11 touches before coming out with the injury, rushing for four yards on seven carres and catching four passes for seven yards. According to RTV6's Mike Chappell, Bradshaw was on crutches with a protective boot on left leg in the locker room. Chappell is expecting him to miss extended time. ... Stay tuned.

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Calvin Johnson Dealing With An Elbow Injury (11/16 9:41 PT)

The Facts: Johnson was the last Lions player seen leaving the locker room because he spent extensive time after the game in the training room. Reported by ESPN.com

Diehards Line: Although he finished with five catches for 59 yards, Johnson said he was dealing with an elbow issue. He said the elbow shouldn't be an issue in the future. "I was out there all day, man," Johnson told said. ... Nonetheless, we'll be following up in coming days.

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Larry Fitzgerald To Have MRI On Knee (11/16 9:40 PT)

The Facts: Fitzgerald will get an MRI on Monday on his right knee, reports ESPN.com.  Reported by CBSSports.com

Diehards Line: Fitzgerald left Sunday's win over the Lions after injuring his MCL but was able to return and finish the game. Fitzgerald caught two of four targets for 33 yards, his lowest output since Week 7. He's scheduled to visit Seattle in Week 12.

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Gates: Philip Rivers Dealing With Severe Rib Injury (11/16 9:38 PT)

The Facts: TE Antonio Gates indicated after Sunday's game that Rivers has been dealing with a "severe" rib injury over the last few weeks, U-T San Diego reports. "He's showed a lot in the past, his mental toughness, his will to win and overcome anything he's dealing with from a physical standpoint," Gates said. "For those who don't know, he's been dealing with a rib injury, a very severe rib injury, so he's been toughing it out these last three or four weeks." Reported by CBSSports.com

Diehards Line: Rivers had to be checked out twice during Sunday's game, once after having his leg rolled up and again after taking a big shot to the midsection, but he didn't miss a snap in the Week 11 win. He downplayed his injury issues after the game, saying, "I'm no more banged up than other quarterback in the league. All good. ..." We'll be watching for more.

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Antone Smith Leaves Locker Room On Crutches (11/16 9:37 PT)

The Facts: Smith, who suffered a knee injury, was spotted on crutches as he exited the locker room. Reported by ESPN.com

Diehards Line: Smith left the game early in the fourth quarter and was unable to return. He finished the game with one catch for 3 yards. We'll have more on his status going foward in coming days.

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Dwayne Allen Ruled Out With Ankle Injury (11/16 9:35 PT)

The Facts: Allen will not return to Sunday night's game agains the Patriots, the team announced.  Reported by CBSSports.com

Diehards Line: Allen suffered an ankle injury in the first half and was deemed questionable to return before halftime, but the Colts downgraded him to out in the second half.

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Emmanuel Sanders Will Have To Go Through Concussion Protocol (11/16 7:07 PT)

The Facts: Sanders said he felt "OK" after the game, but he suffered a concussion when he got hit by Rams safety Rodney McLeod while trying to catch a pass that Peyton Manning said could have been delivered better. Reported by Profootballtalk.com

Diehards Line: "I feel a part of that, I probably could have held the safety a little longer, keep him from getting a jump on that. Every pass you throw you feel responsible for," Manning said, via ESPN.com "I hope he's OK. … Any time a player gets injured on the end of one of your passes my heart drops. … He said was OK. I take that very seriously, I always have." Sanders will have to go through the concussion protocol before he's cleared to play next week. We'll be following up.

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Report: MRI Pending But Julius Thomas Avoided High Sprain (11/16 6:17 PT)

The Facts: Following up on the ongoing story. ... According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, Thomas has a sprained ankle that will undergo more testing Monday, per source. Schefter added that the injury isn't though to be high ankle sprain at this time. Reported by FootballDiehards.com

Diehards Line: Thomas will have an MRI on his injured ankle Monday, although Mike Klis of the Denver Post reports that X-rays were negative and the team is hopeful that Thomas avoided a serious injury. Stay tuned.

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Montee Ball Says It's Hard To Tell How Much Time He'll Miss (11/16 5:40 PT)

The Facts: Following up on the ongoing story. ... Ball left Sunday's game against the Rams early and told ESPN afterward that it's "hard to tell" how much time he will miss. Reported by CBSSports.com

Diehards Line: Ball aggravated his groin injury and will have an MRI Monday. But the fact he was sidelined so quickly (after just a couple plays) wasn't a good sign. So now, with Ball ailing again and Ronnie Hillman out anywhere from two to six weeks, C.J. Anderson becomes increasingly interesting to fantasy owners.

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Larry Fitzgerald Returns After Having Knee Checked (11/16 5:31 PT)

The Facts: Everything is going right for the Cardinals today against the Lions, except this: Fitzgerald was shaken up and went to the locker room. Reported by FootballDiehards.com

Diehards Line: Fitzgerald took a hard hit from Lions safety Glover Quin in the second quarter, forcing Fitzgerald to drop a third-down pass. Afterward, Fitzgerald got up gingerly and went to the locker room. The team subsequently announced that Fitzgerald had his knee checked before he returned to action.

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Jordan Reed Has A Hamstring Injury... Again (11/16 3:33 PT)

The Facts: HC Jay Gruden announced thatReed suffered a hamstring injury during Sunday's loss against the Bucs.  Reported by CBSSports.com

Diehards Line: The extent of the injury was unknown. Reed, who finished with two catches for 22 yards, missed four games earlier this season due to a hamstring injury. The Redskins are back in action Week 12 at San Francisco. ... We'll be following up in coming days.

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Julius Thomas, Sanders, Ball All Ruled Out (11/16 2:43 PT)

The Facts: The Broncos lost a slew of offensive players against the Rams. Thomas was ruled out with an ankle injury, as was wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders with a concussion and running back Montee Ball, who re-injured his groin. Reported by NFL.com

Diehards Line: Add all three to the list of players we'll be tracking in coming days -- although the fact that Ball was hurt immediately upon return from an extended absence suggests another extended absence.

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Greg Jennings Slowed By Hip Injury (11/16 2:35 PT)

The Facts: Jennings is questionable to return against the Bears.  Reported by CBSSports.com

Diehards Line: Jennings is dealing with a hip injury. Jennings caught one pass for 4 yards before leaving the contest. He received two targets. We'll follow up as developments warrant.

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Devin Hester Missing Time With Wrist Injury (11/16 2:35 PT)

The Facts: Hester was forced out of Sunday's game against the Panthers with a wrist injury. The Falcons have ruled him questionable to return to the game. Reported by CBSSports.com

Diehards Line: Hester sustained the injury after absorbing a brutal hit, which caused him to lose the ball in the third quarter. He was escorted back to the locker room for further testing. We'll follow up as needed.

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Ricardo Lockette Ejected (11/16 2:20 PT)


Preston Parker Expected To Return Despite Injured Ankle (11/16 2:10 PT)

The Facts: Parker left today's game against the 49ers in the third quarter with a sprained ankle, but the Giants say "he will return". Reported by FootballDiehards.com

Diehards Line: Another player who isn't likely to be high on anybody's fantasy radar, but we'll continue to keep you posted as developments warrant.

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Jarius Wright Missing Time With Injured Hamstring (11/16 2:07 PT)

The Facts: Wright is listed as questionable for the second half with hamstring issue. Reported by FootballDiehards.com

Diehards Line: Wright probably isn't high on anybody's fantasy radar, but those wondering why completely disappeared now know why. We'll follow up as needed.

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