According to Jeff Howe via twitter "Julian Edelman (concussion, thigh) did not travel with the Patriots today and will not play tomorrow vs. the Jets, according to two sources."
Pyro's take: Looks like they will be without one receiver and one running back against the Jets, they may want to stop handicapping themselves in this game. More targets for Gronkowski and Brandon LaFell, also Danny Amendola may be intriguing if you are hurting at the wide receiver spot.
Mike Reiss has reported that LeGarrette Blount will not be available for Sunday against the New York Jets. According to Reiss via twitter "LeGarrette Blount (shoulder) also ruled out by the Patriots."
Pyro's take: The Patriots will now be down to Jonas Gray and Shane Vereen against the Jets. New England has enough fire power to not let this effect them, so no need to worry, if your an owner try to grab Jonas Gray, he may be available after disappearing when New England signed Blount.
No secret that Zach Ertz has had a tough season. He was hyped to be a weapon from the tight end spot, in that high-profile offense, but his biggest day came way back in week one, where he had three receptions for 77 yards and a touchdown. Tonight though against the Eagles in a losing cause, he had 15 receptions for 115 yards and no touchdowns.
Pyro's take: Even though he may never have 15 receptions in a game again, this is the kind of output most owners expected from him. Hopefully, he cant turn things around next season, and escape the bust label, he sure has the talent to break-out.
Carlos Hyde even though cleared by an MRI will still need a miracle to play. According to Mindi Back via twitter "Carlos Hyde says he received good news on his MRI but barring a miracle does not expect to play."
Pyro's take: I do not see any miracles this week or the next for either Frank Gore or Carlos Hyde. The season is over for the 49ers, and its best to keep the aging veteran Gore from further injury, and their up-and-comer rookie Carlos Hyde fresh for next season.
LeSean McCoy has stated that Chris Polk will take over goal line duties. The Eagles have relied on Polk lately down low, and he has delivered. McCoy seasons has been up and down, he has over 1200 yards rushing, but with the size and power of Chris Polk he is more of a logical choice.
“Some of the short-yardage stuff, Polk’s obviously a little bit more powerful back, so they’ve been giving him some of the runs in short-yardage in a couple games, especially last game,” McCoy said.
“He’s not getting all of them, but if it helps the team, that’s what I’m going to do.
“There’s just some plays on 3rd-and-1 type of situations where I probably wouldn’t have gotten it, where I see him kind of hit a guy, drag a guy and get in there. It’s hard to be selfish with a player like Polk to use him to do those type of things.”
Pyro's take: This is great news for standard league owners, with the Eagles offense, Polk will get his chances to score. He is definitely worth a look on the waiver wire.
Julio Jones is still not practicing and according to Vaughn McClure via twitter, "William Moore (foot) back on field with helmet along with Roddy and Douglas. No Julio."
Pyro's take: It does not look good for Julio this week, as he probably will need another week to heal. Harry Douglas if available will resume in Jones absence, and can make a solid pick-up if your short on wide receivers