NFL PLAYER NEWS
Cardinals' Kyler Murray (shoulder) limited in Wednesday's practice
Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray was a limited participant in practice on Wednesday.
Murray is now nearly two weeks removed from a shoulder injury he suffered in the loss to the Seattle Seahawks in Week 11, and he continues to be hampered by it. It was a disappointing performance last Sunday for him against the New England Patriots, and perhaps the injury played a factor. If Murray plays against the Los Angeles Rams, he has to be started, but the injury remains something to be monitored.
Our models project Murray for 252.7 passing yards, 1.4 touchdowns, 0.7 interceptions, 38.6 rushing yards, 0.45 touchdowns and 21.4 FanDuel points.
Raiders' Jalen Richard (chest, illness) practices in full Wednesday
Las Vegas Raiders running back Jalen Richard was a full participant in practice on Wednesday.
Richard has missed two consecutive games with a chest injury - and then an illness - but he wasn't limited whatsoever in practice to start this week. Assuming no setbacks, all signs point to him being ready to go in Sunday's game against the New York Jets. Keep a loose eye on his practice participation levels over the next couple days.
Our models project Richard for 22.9 rushing yards, 6.5 receiving yards, 0.2 total touchdowns and 4.4 FanDuel points.
Wizards' John Wall reportedly headed to Houston in exchange for Russell Westbrook
Washington Wizards guard John Wall has been traded to the Houston Rockets, according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.
The Rockets have been trying to part ways with Russell Westbrook, and it seems as though the Wizards are the destination. Wall is headed to Houston - along with a first-round pick - which will now pair him up with James Harden in what could be a dynamic backcourt. The Kentucky product hasn't played since rupturing his Achilles during the 2018-19 season.
In 32 games during that season, Wall averaged 20.7 points, 3.6 rebounds and 8.7 assists.
Baltimore's Marquise Brown explodes for 85 yards and 1 touchdown in Week 12
Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Marquise Brown produced four receptions for 85 yards and one touchdown in Week 12's loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers.
After a catch-less performance in Week 12, Baltimore's speedy deep threat finally broke out of his slump with a 70-yard touchdown reception in the fourth quarter. Due to the run-first nature of Baltimore's offense, Brown remains a volatile WR3 option for next week's matchup against the Dallas Cowboys.
In Wednesday's loss to the Steelers, Brown scored 16.5 FanDuel points and finished as Week 12's 13th ranked wide receiver.
Carroll: Seahawks' Rashaad Penny (knee) could start practicing soon
Seattle Seahawks running back Rashaad Penny is nearing a return to the team, according to head coach Pete Carroll.
Penny hasn't played since December 2019, as he's continued to recover from a torn ACL. But Carroll emitted optimism Wednesday, stating that the young rusher could see the practice field by next week at the latest. Once he starts practicing, a return to the field is next. If he can join the active roster at some point in 2020, he'll slot in as the third running back behind Chris Carson and Carlos Hyde.
In 10 games last season, Penny had 65 carries for 370 yards and 3 touchdowns. He also caught 8 passes for 83 yards and a score.
Steelers' JuJu Smith-Schuster accumulates 8 receptions for 37 yards and 1 score in Week 12
Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster produced eight receptions for 37 yards and one touchdown in Week 12's 19-14 win over the Baltimore Ravens.
Smith-Schuster continues to be utilized as Pittsburgh's intermediate receiving option, recording seven or more receptions in 66% of his games since Week 7. Through 11 appearances this season, the 24-year old slot receiver has been a steady fantasy option, averaging six receptions for 52 yards on 7.6 targets.
In Wednesday's win over the Ravens, Smith-Schuster scored 13.7 FanDuel points and finished as Week 12's 21st ranked wide receiver.