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Is Melvin Gordon enjoying Week 14?
In line with ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the Chargers expect Gordon to return quickly from the knee damage that sidelined him in opposition to the Steelers. Whereas Gordon is coping with an MCL sprain and has been thought of “week-to-week,” it is effectively inside the realm of chance that Gordon may return to motion in opposition to the Bengals in Week 14. And if he cannot return then, he could have an opportunity to play on Thursday night time in Week 15 in opposition to the Chiefs.
Gordon may nonetheless simply miss Sunday’s recreation, and it might be wise for the crew to carry him out till the Thursday recreation, simply to offer him extra time to get better from the damage. So long as Gordon is out, Austin Ekeler and Justin Jackson will proceed to separate the workload within the backfield. Jackson seemed like the higher of the duo between the tackles final week, so maybe he’ll get an opportunity to additional show himself in a superb matchup in opposition to the Bengals.
Kerryon Johnson damage replace
Johnson has missed the previous two weeks after struggling a sprained knee within the Lions’ Week 11 contest. He was all the time anticipated to overlook a number of weeks, however now his standing will bear watching heading into Week 14.
Final week, Johnson did not go well with up at observe, so clearly that might want to change if he’ll have an opportunity at enjoying in opposition to the Cardinals. We’ll see if he can get on the sphere for Wednesday, even when it is simply in a restricted session. If he can try this, that would definitely encourage hope that he would possibly get again on the sphere in a positive matchup in opposition to a poor run protection.
If Johnson is sidelined once more, LeGarrette Blount will proceed to see a lion’s share of carries for Detroit. Theo Riddick will combine within the within the passing recreation, however Blount could be the RB2 candidate in commonplace codecs due to his TD upside within the purple zone.
Is Mitchell Trubisky enjoying Week 14?
Trubisky has missed the previous two video games for the Bears as he recovers from a bruised shoulder. He resumed throwing late final week earlier than being held out within the crew’s loss to the Giants, and per Dan Wiederer of The Chicago Tribune, Matt Nagy stated that Trubisky is “getting higher and feeling higher.” So, that ought to be a very good signal.
Nonetheless, Trubisky suiting up is not a assure, and we’ll must see Trubisky observe early within the week to essentially verify that he could have an opportunity to get on the sphere. Provided that he appeared near being prepared final week, and the magnitude of the sport in opposition to the Rams, Trubisky ought to get again on the sphere and attempt to assist the Bears jockey for playoff positioning.
Sammy Watkins damage replace
Watkins hasn’t performed in a full recreation for the Chiefs since Week 9. He did go well with up in Week 11, however he did not play after aggravating his foot damage on the primary drive. He was held out of final week’s recreation regardless of coming off a bye, and he was unable to observe with the foot damage. His standing going into Week 14 is questionable at finest.
The Chiefs could have two video games in a span of 5 days in Week 14 and 15, as they’re enjoying on Thursday night time in opposition to the Chargers. That stated, it might be troublesome for Watkins to go well with up for each — or both — of the crew’s video games in such a short while body. For that cause, his observe standing this week must be watched intently. Even when he can get again to restricted practices, the Chiefs might maintain him out as a precaution and save him for the Thursday night time recreation. Or, conversely, they might play him Sunday after which be pressured to sit down him Thursday. This might be an attention-grabbing state of affairs to observe both means.
If Watkins cannot go, Chris Conley will proceed to work because the No. 2 WR in Kansas Metropolis, although he’ll nonetheless clearly be behind Tyreek Hill and Travis Kelce by way of targets. Nonetheless, Conley could be a WR3 due to the sheer quantity he would see within the Chiefs’ high-powered passing offense.
Evan Engram damage information
Engram missed final week’s recreation in opposition to the Bears regardless of being “optimistic” that he would play earlier within the week (per ESPN’s Jordan Raanan). Engram is coping with a hamstring damage, and since soft-tissue accidents are likely to linger, the crew will most likely be additional cautious with him, particularly in a matchup with the reeling, Mark Sanchez-led Redskins in Week 14.
If Engram cannot get again on the sphere, Rhett Ellison would be the participant to interchange him at TE. He could be a really low-end TE2, so he is not a fantasy choice. Then once more, Engram hasn’t accomplished a lot this season both, so that you could be higher off sitting him, as effectively. There are higher choices to focus on in our Week 14 TE rankings.