NFL Player News: Last 24 hours, All Positions

News: The NFL is investigating an allegation that Winston groped a female Uber driver in 2016, and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback has denied the allegation on his social media accounts.
Impact: The Buccaneers acknowledged the allegation on Friday and released a statement saying they are in the "process of obtaining further information regarding today's media report. We take these matters seriously and are fully supportive of the investigation that is being conducted by the NFL." The NFL also released a statement saying that it has reached out to Uber to request more information.
News: Fournette (ankle) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Browns after not practicing Friday, Ryan O'Halloran of The Florida Times-Union reports.
Impact: Back-to-back limited practice sessions Wednesday and Thursday supported the notion that Fournette would play through his ankle issue this week, but the running back's absence Friday suggests that he's not necessarily a lock to play Sunday. If Fournette does ultimately suit up, it's plausible that he could be limited with his ankle "still not right," a source informed FloridaFootballInsiders.com. Fournette first tweaked his right ankle Oct. 15 against the Rams and was ultimately forced to miss one game due to the injury before aggravating the ankle Week 10 against the Chargers, during which he finished with 33 yards on 17 carries. In the event Fournette is either sidelined or subjected to a restricted workload Sunday in a game that's expected to feature snow and cold weather, backups Chris Ivory and T.J. Yeldon could both take on heightened roles in the backfield. Confirmation of Fournette's status will arrive in advance of the first wave of NFL action this Sunday, with the game kicking off at 1 p.m. EDT.
News: The Arizona Cardinals signed Fitzgerald to a one-year contract extension on Friday that keeps the 10-time Pro Bowl wide receiver under contract through the 2018 season.
Impact: In his 14th season, the 34-year old Fitzgerald has 60 catches for 677 yards and three touchdowns to lead the Cardinals in all three categories. He is on pace for 107 receptions for 1,204 yards in 2017 -- no player in NFL history has ever had 100-plus receptions and 1,000-plus receiving yards in a season he began at age 34 or older.
News: Chris Boswell converted four of four field-goal attempts Thursday as the Pittsburgh Steelers defeated the Tennessee Titans 40-17. He made kicks of 45, 28, 50 and 26 yards. Boswell tacked on four PATs.
Impact: Up to second in the league with 24 field goals made, Boswell is 13 of 14 over his last four games and 24 of 27 for the season. The third-year pro remains one of the better bets for fantasy success at the position.
News: Ryan Succop converted one of two field-goal attempts Thursday as the Tennessee Titans lost to the Pittsburgh Steelers 40-17. He made a kick of 44 yards, and missed a 48-yarder. Succop tacked on two PATs.
Impact: Succop continues to be a boom-or-bust fantasy option. He's booted through three or more field goals five times this season and has one or less in Tennessee's five other games. He's trending downward, however, having gone 3 of 5 on 3-point tries over the last three weeks.
News: Corey Davis had three receptions for 27 yards Thursday in the Tennessee Titans' 40-17 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Impact: Davis owners are still waiting for that breakout performance out of the talented rookie, but the 17 targets he's gotten over the past two weeks are an encouraging sign. He's still in the hold category for fantasy purposes.
News: Jesse James had five receptions for 21 yards and one touchdown Thursday in the Pittsburgh Steelers' 40-17 win over the Tennessee Titans.
Impact: James matched a season high with eight targets on a night fellow tight end Vance McDonald sat with an ankle injury. McDonald is expected to be back for next week's matchup against Green Bay, making neither player a particularly attractive fantasy start.
News: Rishard Matthews had five receptions for 113 yards and one touchdown Thursday in the Tennessee Titans' 40-17 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Impact: A 75-yard catch-and-run score enabled Matthews to surpass 100 receiving yards for the first time this season and reach the end zone for the second time in three weeks. Though performances like this one aren't the norm for the steady wideout, he's still a trusty fantasy option even if his upside isn't overly high.
News: Martavis Bryant had two receptions for 30 yards Thursday in the Pittsburgh Steelers' 40-17 win over the Tennessee Titans.
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News: Antonio Brown had 10 receptions for 144 yards and three touchdowns Thursday in the Pittsburgh Steelers' 40-17 win over the Tennessee Titans.
Impact: After a few quiet games that coincided with JuJu Smith-Schuster's emergence, Brown showed once and far all he's the best receiver on the Steelers - if not the entire NFL. The all-world wideout registered his fourth double-digit reception effort of the season and eclipsed the 100-yard mark for the fifth time in 10 games, and he's on pace to reach 1,600 yards for the third time in four years.
News: Eric Decker had three receptions for 37 yards Thursday in the Tennessee Titans' 40-17 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers.
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News: JuJu Smith-Schuster had four receptions for 47 yards Thursday in the Pittsburgh Steelers' 40-17 win over the Tennessee Titans.
Impact: The rookie came in having scored in three straight games and had racked up 290 yards on 12 catches over his past two, but took a back seat to Antonio Brown in this one. Clearly well ahead of Martavis Bryant on the depth chart, Smith-Schuster will be worth considering when the Steelers host Green Bay in Week 12.
News: Delanie Walker had six receptions for a season-high 92 yards Thursday in the Tennessee Titans' 40-17 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Impact: Walker would have had an even bigger night had he not dropped a pass while wide open in the end zone, which would have been his first touchdown catch of the season. Despite his goose egg in that column, Tennessee's leading receiver has solidified his must-start status with four straight games with at least five receptions and 63 yards.
News: Derrick Henry ran for 32 yards on seven carries Thursday in the Tennessee Titans' 40-17 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers.
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News: Le'Veon Bell ran for 46 yards on 12 carries Thursday in the Pittsburgh Steelers' 40-17 win over the Tennessee Titans. He added nine receptions for 57 yards.
Impact: Bell got a few less touches than usual and had an apparent touchdown taken away on a reversal, keeping him out of the end zone for the third time in four games. Still averaging nearly 120 yards from scrimmage per game, he's one of a select group of running backs that doesn't need to score to make a big fantasy impact.
News: DeMarco Murray ran for 10 yards on eight carries Thursday in the Tennessee Titans' 40-17 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers. He added five receptions for 37 yards.
Impact: PPR players were able to get a little mileage out of Murray's otherwise ineffective performance, but he's been a non-factor as a ball-carrier for several weeks now with an average of 2.8 yards per rush while failing to top 59 yards in five straight games. Though clearly on the decline, the well-used running back still holds some fantasy appeal due to his role and continued ability to produce touchdowns.
News: Marcus Mariota was 22 of 33 for 306 yards and threw one touchdown pass Thursday in the Tennessee Titans' 40-17 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers. He threw a career-high four interceptions, didn't fumble and was sacked five times. Mariota added five rushing yards on five carries and scored one touchdown on the ground.
Impact: The third-year quarterback clearly wasn't up to the challenge against one of the league's top pass defenses, though he still managed to put up some fantasy points with the rushing score and 300-yard effort. Mariota has now thrown nine picks with just five TD passes over his last six games, though he gets a potential get-right matchup next week against the Colts. He threw for 306 yards and a touchdown with one interception against Indianapolis in Week 6.
News: Ben Roethlisberger was 30 of 45 for 299 yards and threw four touchdown passes Thursday in the Pittsburgh Steelers' 40-17 win over the Tennessee Titans. He did not throw an interception, didn't fumble and was sacked three times. Roethlisberger added 10 rushing yards on one carry.
Impact: Though the Titans aren't exactly a stone wall of a defense, this performance was still tough to predict with Roethlisberger not having more than two TD passes in any of the season's first nine games. After a somewhat sluggish start, Big Ben has ventured back into the QB1 conversation by averaging 269 passing yards with nine touchdowns and a 103.7 rating over four straight Pittsburgh wins.
News: Lacy did not practice Thursday because of a strained groin.
Impact: The injury kept Lacy out of last Thursday's game against the Cardinals just after he had been named the starter.
News: Vaccaro did not practice on Thursday due to a groin injury.
Impact: If you have Vaccaro in your individual defense league, you might want to seek other options.
News: Stills had to leave practice on Thursday because of a back injury.
Impact: Keep an eye on this situation as his status is uncertain at this point.
News: Jeffery popped up on the injury report on Thursday due to an ankle issue, though he says he's going to play Sunday night.
Impact: Jeffery is considered questionable to face the Cowboys.
News: Hauschka did not practice on Thursday due to a hip injury.
Impact: Hauschka is dealing with some soreness, but he should be able to kick for the Bills this weekend.
News: Matthews was limited in practice on Thursday due to a knee injury.
Impact: If he's able to play, it should be interesting to see how Matthews does with Nathan Peterman under center. Matthews only had one catch with a struggling Tyrod Taylor at the helm last week.
News: Pryor did not practice on Thursday due to an ankle injury.
Impact: Big things were expected from Pryor this season, instead his season in Washington has been a fantasy disaster.
News: Jones (ankle) was held out of practice Thursday, D. Orlando Ledbetter of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.
Impact: Prior to the Falcons' morning walkthrough, head coach Dan Quinn mentioned Jones would practice on a limited basis, but his prediction didn't come to fruition. The development may have been a precautionary measure as Jones works through an ankle injury for the second consecutive week. In any case, Thursday's absence will induce owners to check in regularly to make sure he's available for Monday's showdown in Seattle.
News: Coleman will start in Week 11 against the Jaguars and is expected to get a full workload as he returns from injury.
Impact: Coleman is worth keeping an eye on as he should be one of the team's featured receivers.
News: Collins will remain Baltimore's featured back, according to offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg. Collins had a disappointing showing last week with 43 yards on 13 carries.
Impact: The Ravens backfield has been one to stay away from in fantasy circles. We don't believe that will change any time soon.