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Head coach Jay Gruden said Monday that he wants to get "more of [Rob Kelley] involved" moving forward, CSN Mid-Atlantic reports.

Impact

After handling 20-plus carries in each of his first three starts, Kelley's workload has waned over the past two games. On Thanksgiving against the Cowboys, game flow dictated that Kirk Cousins take to the air, which didn't benefit a running back with little to no pass-catching chops like Kelley. In a back-and-forth affair at Arizona this past Sunday, balance wasn't exhibited yet again, and Kelley picked up exactly 14 carries for the second straight contest. With a recommitment to the ground game potentially on the docket, he's a candidate to rebound Sunday against an Eagles defense that has allowed 84.3 yards per game and three touchdowns on the ground to running backs over the last three outings.

Shaun Draughn (ribs) was limited in practice Wednesday, Cam Inman of the Bay Area News Group reports.

Impact

Over the last three games, Draughn has made an impact as either a receiver or rusher, but never in both realms in a given contest. During that span, he's totaled five carries for 20 yards and nine receptions (on 11 targets) for 92 yards, so he continues to hold some utility as Carlos Hyde's primary backup. As a result, deep league owners should keep an eye on Draughn as the week unfolds.

Luke Kuechly (concussion) was a limited participant at practice Wednesday, Bryan Strickland of the Panthers' official site reports. "All three [also Kurt Coleman and Daryl Worley] are in the concussion protocol, but being on the practice field means they've moved to the next step," head coach Ron Rivera said. "Tomorrow morning will be very important when they visit with the medical staff."

Impact

Rivera seems to be hinting that Kuechly and company are approaching the end of their respective journeys through the concussion protocol. It's unclear if Kuechly himself only requires clearance from an independent neurologist, but his workload Thursday will impart where he stands. In the end, though, he seems poised to miss one fewer game than he did a season ago due to a concussion.

Jake Ryan (ankle) was a limited participant in Wednesday's practice, Michael Cohen of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.

Impact

Ryan came back from a two-game absence last Sunday against the Texans only to hurt his balky ankle. His availability in practice throughout the remainder of the week likely will provide further insight toward his status for this weekend's game against the Seahawks.

Blake Martinez (knee) was a limited participant in Wednesday's practice, Michael Cohen of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.

Impact

Martinez hasn't played the past two weeks due to a sprained MCL. However, his showing at Wednesday's practice suggests a return may be near.

Josh Bellamy (shoulder) practiced in a limited capacity Wednesday.

Impact

With Matt Barkley under center the last two games, Bellamy has surpassed his catch count (six) from the previous 10 contests, reeling in eight of 15 passes for 134 yards. Included in that stretch are three catches of 20-plus yards, exhibiting his emergence as the deep threat in the current iteration of the Bears' offense. Although a shoulder injury could hinder his range of motion in upcoming contests, he's set a good foundation with a limited practice to start the week.

Jaelen Strong (ankle) was listed as limited at Wednesday's practice.

Impact

Per the Houston Chronicle, coach Bill O'Brien considers Strong, who has been sidelined since spraining his ankle on Oct. 30, day-to-day as Houston's Sunday matchup against Indianapolis approaches. In three career games against the Colts to date, Strong has five catches for 112 yards and three touchdowns.

Rodger Saffold (hand) does not appear on the Rams' injury report in advance of Sunday's game against the Falcons, Rich Hammond of the Orange County Register reports.

Impact

Saffold didn't play last week despite fitting in a limited practice Friday. Now removed from the injury report entirely, he should play Sunday against Atlanta, barring any setbacks.

Tavon Austin (chest) practiced fully Wednesday, Rich Hammond of the Orange County Register reports.

Impact

No practice last week translated to a doubtful designation and eventual inactive status Sunday at New England. With an uncapped return to drills, though, Austin appears to be over his brief episode with a chest injury. Looking ahead to this Sunday's matchup against the high-powered Falcons, the Rams may be forced to the air early and often, which could benefit Austin, who has gathered in five of six passes for 66 yards and one touchdown in two games with Jared Goff (illness) under center.

Benny Cunningham (neck) did not practice Wednesday, Rich Hammond of the Orange County Register reports.

Impact

Cunningham has been an afterthought in the Rams' offensive attack as of late. If he's unable to practice this week due to this unspecified neck injury, he could be removed from the game plan entirely.

Charles Clay (knee) was listed as limited for Wednesday's practice.

Impact

Clay missed Sunday's game against the Raiders so he could be home for the birth of his child, but he should be back in the fold for this week's game against the Steelers, where the Buffalo offense could have an improved look with Clay and Robert Woods expected back in action.

Will Fuller (hip) was listed as limited at Wednesday's practice.

Impact

We'll track Fuller's status as the week rolls along, but so far there is nothing to suggest that the wideout's availability for Sunday's game against the Colts is in peril. After a quiet stretch, Fuller is back on fantasy radar by virtue of hauling in nine passes for 119 yards over his last two games.

Lamar Miller (ankle/ribs) was listed as limited at Wednesday's practice.

Impact

Miller's limitations Wednesday are presumably maintenance-related and the Texans' top back figures to move toward being removed from the team's Week 14 injury report with continued practice participation Thursday.

Jared Goff didn't practice Wednesday due to an illness, Alden Gonzalez of ESPN.com reports.

Impact

Head coach Jeff Fisher noted that Goff was allowed to miss practice because he wasn't feeling well. The Rams only release an estimated injury report Thursday, but Goff's listing there could clear any doubt about his upcoming availability. Fisher seemingly did so Wednesday, though, adding he doesn't expect Goff to miss Sunday's contest against the Falcons "at all." With that knowledge, expect Goff's status to be cleared up by the weekend.

DeAngelo Williams (knee) did not practice Wednesday.

Impact

Williams is inching toward a return to action, and when he is able to rejoin the Steelers' backfield mix, he'll supplant Fitzgerald Toussaint, who has been filling in as the team's top backup behind No. 1 running back Le'Veon Bell.

Darrius Heyward-Bey (foot) did not practice Wednesday.

Impact

Heyward-Bey remains iffy for Sunday's game against the Bills and if he remains sidelined this weekend, the Steelers' Week 14 wideout corps would be in line to be led by Antonio Brown, with Eli Rogers and Cobi Hamilton also in the mix.

Julian Stanford was waived/injured by the Jets on Wednesday, ESPN's Rich Cimini reports.

Impact

Stanford injured his ankle Monday night against the Colts and wasn't able to practice Wednesday. The Jets claimed ex-Jaguar Arthur Brown off waivers to get back to the 53-man roster limit.

Dwayne Washington (ankle) was limited at Wednesday's practice.

Impact

Washington was carted off the field in the second half of Sunday's win at New Orleans, but not before notching 21 yards on seven carries and 19 additional yards on two receptions. Diagnosed with a sprained ankle in the aftermath, he was nonetheless able to practice Wednesday, which can't be said for starting running back Theo Riddick, who sat out due to a wrist injury. If Riddick is unable to gain clearance for Sunday's game against the Bears, Washington could be pressed to tough it out. Whether that would result in a plurality of touches remains to be seen, but the Lions could entrust Zach Zenner with first and second down reps, while Washington serves as a change-of-pace option.

Charles Johnson (hamstring) did not practice Wednesday.

Impact

Johnson injured his hamstring last Sunday against the Seahawks. He'll look to get back on the practice field prior to this weekend's showdown with the Chargers.

Matt Forte (knee/foot) was limited at practice Wednesday.

Impact

We'll assume for now that Forte's limitations Wednesday were maintenance-related, a notion that would be verified Thursday by his return to a full practice. In prior weeks, the running back was listed as carrying a knee issue, so it's worth noting that this Wednesday, a foot ailment was also cited by the Jets.