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  • Steelers' Darnell Washington: Held to 12 yards in defeat

    Washington secured one of two targets for 12 yards during the Steelers' 21-18 loss to the Patriots on Thursday.

    Washington wasn't targeted during last week's loss to Arizona, but he racked up double-digit receiving yards for the third time this season during Thursday's loss. Despite his reception Thursday, the rookie third-rounder should have minimal fantasy relevance to close out the year.

  • Connor Heyward TE | PIT

    Steelers' Connor Heyward: Logs two receptions Thursday

    Heyward secured both of his targets for 15 yards during the Steelers' 21-18 loss to New England on Thursday.

    Heyward didn't have any receptions during last week's loss to the Cardinals, but he managed to generate slightly more production in primetime Thursday. However, he played most of his snaps on special teams and isn't likely to be a significant part of the offense as long as Pat Freiermuth stays healthy.

  • Nick Vannett TE | LAC

    Chargers' Nick Vannett: Ready for Sunday

    Vannett (concussion) has no injury designation ahead of Sunday's game against the Broncos, Daniel Popper of The Athletic reports.

    Vannett was able to log full practice sessions both Thursday and Friday after limited work Wednesday, and it now seems as if he's had enough time to move past his concussion. The 30-year-old has appeared in only three games for Los Angeles this season, and he'll likely serve as the team's No. 4 tight end in Week 14.

  • Ross Dwelley TE | SF

    49ers' Ross Dwelley: Won't play Sunday

    Dwelley (ankle) has been ruled out ahead of Sunday's game against the Seahawks, Matt Barrows of The Athletic reports.

    Dwelley sustained a right high-ankle sprain in the 49ers' Week 13 win over the Eagles. He was unable to participate in practice all week and is set to miss his first game of the year. In Dwelley's absence, Brayden Willis is set to step into the No. 3 tight end role behind George Kittle and Charlie Woerner.

  • Jaguars' Brenton Strange: Officially out for Sunday

    Strange (foot) has been ruled out ahead of Sunday's game against the Browns.

    Head coach Doug Peterson told reporters Friday that Strange wasn't expected to suit up this weekend, and he's since been officially ruled out for Sunday's affair. With Strange missing his second consecutive game Week 14, Luke Farrell will serve as the Jaguars' lone backup tight end behind Evan Engram.

  • Durham Smythe TE | MIA

    Dolphins' Durham Smythe: Upgrades to limited practice

    Smythe (ankle) was a limited participant in Friday's practice, Travis Wingfield of the Dolphins' official site reports.

    Smythe was back on the field for the Dolphins' second official Week 14 practice session after he was a non-participant Wednesday. He's been able to play through the ankle issue over the past two contests, so Smythe is seemingly in good position to suit up once again this Monday versus the Titans. Though Smythe is the clear top tight end for Miami, he functions mostly as a blocker in the team's high-powered offense and has been limited to just seven receptions for 55 yards and no touchdowns over his last seven outings.

  • Dallas Goedert TE | PHI

    Eagles' Dallas Goedert: Cleared to face Dallas

    Goedert (forearm) doesn't have an injury designation for Sunday's game at Dallas.

    Goedert returned to practice as a limited participant last Friday and ultimately sat out a third straight game Sunday as the Eagles fell to the 49ers, but he was then listed as a full participant in practices Wednesday through Friday this week. While he steps back into the lineup for the first time since Week 9, Goedert will likely reclaim his typical three-down role, as the forearm fracture presumably didn't have much affect on his conditioning. Moreover, the results of the upcoming game could end up being the difference between the first seed and fifth seed in the NFC playoffs, so the Eagles have plenty of incentive to give their top tight end as much work as he can handle.

  • Giants' Daniel Bellinger: Misses practice with illness

    Bellinger didn't practice Friday due to an illness, Pat Leonard of the New York Daily News reports.

    Assuming the ailment isn't too significant, Bellinger could still return to the field Saturday for the Giants' final Week 14 practice, which would clear up any concern about his status heading into Monday's game against Green Bay. While Darren Waller (hamstring) has been sidelined for the Giants' last four games before the team's Week 13 bye, Bellinger had served as New York's top tight end and compiled a 9-123-0 receiving line on 10 targets. The Giants have yet to designate Waller for return from injured reserve as of Friday, so Bellinger will presumably be in store for another sizable snap count Monday if he can overcome the illness.

  • Brevin Jordan TE | HOU

    Texans' Brevin Jordan: Set to fill in for Schultz again

    Jordan is expected to draw another start at tight end Sunday against the Jets with Dalton Schultz (hamstring) ruled out for a second consecutive game, Tyler Greenawalt of USA Today reports.

    Jordan produced a season-high 64 receiving yards in last week's win over the Broncos, and with Schultz ruled out again, the third-year tight end will have a nice opportunity to build on that performance against the Jets. The Jets enter Week 14 tied with New Orleans for the most touchdowns allowed to tight ends this season (seven).

  • Dalton Schultz TE | HOU

    Texans' Dalton Schultz: Won't play Sunday

    Schultz (hamstring) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Jets.

    After a limited practice session Wednesday, Schultz didn't practice either Thursday or Friday and will miss a second straight game this weekend. In his absence, Brevin Jordan is once again expected to serve as Houston's top pass-catching tight end Week 14. Schultz will target a potential return to action Dec. 17 against the Titans in Week 15.

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