Marvin Jones, as expected, ruled out for Sunday. (Dave Birkett on Twitter)
Nerdy Football Analysis: With Jones out, the Lions will be thin at the wide receiver position with Kenny Golladay leading the group. Expect running back Theo Riddick to so more work in the slot and be a cheap PPR flier in DFS contests.
Lamar Jackson returns
Lamar Jackson returned to practice today. Joe Flacco remained out of practice. If Flacco isn’t starting, and it would be quite surprising if he was at this point, I would imagine he wouldn’t be an emergency backup either. So could lead to RG3 being active for first time all season as well. Harbaugh said he won’t name a starter at QB for Sunday. (Jeff Zrebiec on Twitter)
Nerdy Football Analysis: Flacco hasn’t practiced in two weeks due to a hip injury meaning it’s likely we’re going to get either Lamar Jackson or Robert Griffin III starting in Week 11. It sounds like Jackson is trending toward being the starter, but it’s no guarantee that he plays all the snaps. RGIII could be mixed in making Jackson a risky QB play.
RB confident he will return
In order to be on the active roster and play again this season – and that’s something D’Onta Foreman said he’s “confident” will happen – Bill O’Brien needs to see he is in good enough shape to play. O’Brien pointed out that before Wednesday, Foreman had not “done anything on a football field” or faced contact since he tore his Achilles nearly a year ago.
“We would have to really look at what he’s able to do relative to what he did last year – running the ball on first and second down, some of the different things he did in the passing game. He had a good year last year. That was a long time ago, so let’s just … see where he’s at,” O’Brien said. (ESPN – Sarah Barshop)
Nerdy Football Analysis: The Texans activated him from the PUP list Tuesday, opening up a 21-day window before they must decide whether to add him to the active roster or place him on IR for the rest of the season. It sounds as if he has a lot of work to do to be ready to play in a game by then, meaning it will be difficult for him to contribute in any kind of meaningful way before Week 14. If he proves his health, it is possible he could share work with Lamar Miller near the end of the regular season.