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Duron Carter    Saskatchewan Roughriders
Carter (ankle), despite being limited during Friday's practice, is fully expected to play during Sunday's game against the Stampeders, Jamie Nye of News Talk 980 CJME reports.

RotoWire Analysis

The Roughriders will certainly be happy to have Carter, the team's No.1 receiver, for Saturday's contest. This season, he's tallied 642 yards and eight touchdowns on 50 receptions over 11 games.
Christion Jones    Saskatchewan Roughriders
Jones will handle kick and punt returns during Sunday's game against the Stampeders, Ian Hamilton of Riderville.com reports.

RotoWire Analysis

Taken off the six-game injured list Friday, Jones will jump right back into handling return duties for the team. As a result, Marcus Thigpen will be relieved of that role.
Christion Jones    Saskatchewan Roughriders
Jones (shoulder) is being taken off the six-game injured list in advance of Sunday's game against the Stampeders and is expected to suit up, Lee Jones of CTV Regina reports.

RotoWire Analysis

While the depth chart for Sunday's game has yet to be released, there's a solid chance Jones will end up back returning kicks and punts for the team. Prior to his injury, he returned 11 punts for 198 yards and four kicks for 94 yards across three games.
Joe Craig    Saskatchewan Roughriders
Craig agreed to terms to join the Roughriders on Friday, Justin Dunk of Sportsnet.ca reports.

RotoWire Analysis

The receiver and returner was a member of the Roughriders last year, recording two receptions for 32 yards and returning 33 punts for 359 yards, including a 71-yard touchdown. He was most recently released by the team during this year's training camp, but the organization has seemingly found a need for him in their gameplan.
Timothy Flanders    Winnipeg Blue Bombers
Flanders is listed as a starting slotback for Friday's game against the Redblacks.

RotoWire Analysis

Flanders -- listed on the roster as a running back -- has essentially played a slotback role for a few weeks, according to Ed Tait of BlueBombers.com, but this week he will officially do so. Flanders averaged just over six touches per game over the last five contests, and he figures to play a similar role in Week 14.
Ryan Lindley    Ottawa Redblacks
Lindley is listed as the starting quarterback for Friday's game against the Blue Bombers.

RotoWire Analysis

With both Trevor Harris and Drew Tate dealing with shoulder injuries, Lindley, as expected, will get the start Friday. Tate is listed as the No. 3 quarterback, so while he likely will be active, he's only expected to take the field in an emergency situation. Lindley completed 7-of-14 passes for 76 and one interceptions in emergency duty last week.
Trevor Harris    Ottawa Redblacks    Injured Reserve    Shoulder
Harris (shoulder) remains on the six-game injured list ahead of Friday's game against the Blue Bombers.

RotoWire Analysis

Harris was placed on the six-game injured list last week ahead of the team's contest with the Alouettes, and while there was some optimism surrounding the quarterback after he was seen throwing at practice Wednesday, the team will remain cautious. Given that Harris was active this week, however, there is a chance he could be activated early. Ryan Lindley is set to start at quarterback for the Redblacks this week.
Shaquille Murray-Lawrence    BC Lions    Out    Undisclosed
Murray-Lawrence will not be available for Friday's matchup with the Tiger-Cats.

RotoWire Analysis

Murray-Lawrence will be deactivated for the second week in a row while he continues to recover form injuries sustained in a car accident earlier this month.
Ross Scheuerman    Hamilton Tiger-Cats    Out    Undisclosed

RotoWire Analysis

Scheuerman has been shuffled all over the Tiger-Cats' roster this season, and he will spend this week on the injured list. Alex Green will be Hamilton's top running back in Friday's matchup with the Lions.
Shamawd Chambers    Hamilton Tiger-Cats
Chambers will start at wide receiver Friday in his Tiger-Cats debut.

RotoWire Analysis

Chambers may have opened in a reserve role if not for the suspension levied on fellow receiver Mike Jones, but with Jones out this week, Chambers will jump right into the starting lineup for his new squad. Chambers caught just four passes in six games with the Eskimos this season, but he could get a chance to play a bigger role for the Tiger-Cats.
C.J. Gable    Hamilton Tiger-Cats
Gable is listed as the third-string running back for Friday's game against the Lions,

RotoWire Analysis

Gable is coming off a performance in last week's loss to the Riders where he got just seven carries for 26 yards, which was his lowest output since Week 8. Newly re-signed running back Alex Green is listed as the starter for Friday's contest, so Gable could be in for a very minor role against the Lions.
Alex Green    Hamilton Tiger-Cats
Green is listed as the starting running back ahead of Friday's game against the Lions.

RotoWire Analysis

This comes as a bit of a surprise given that Green was just recently added to the Tiger-Cats' practice roster under two weeks ago, but it looks like the team is giving the tailback the opportunity to take on a starter's workload. Sean Thomas-Erlington is listed as Green's backup while C.J. Gable will serve as the third-string running back Friday.
Andy Fantuz    Hamilton Tiger-Cats
Fantuz is listed on the Tiger-Cats' practice roster ahead of Friday's game against the Lions.

RotoWire Analysis

Fantuz recently re-signed with Hamilton after spending a year off as the team's coordinator of player development while recovering from a torn ACL. The wideout posted 101 catches for 1,059 yards in 2016, but it looks like he'll be eased back into the swing of things with the Tiger-Cats. Expect a full return to the field soon for Fantuz.
Drew Tate    Ottawa Redblacks    Questionable    Shoulder
Tate (shoulder/ribs) is listed as the third-string quarterback ahead of Friday's game against the Blue Bombers.

RotoWire Analysis

Tate was seen as a "possibility" to play in Friday's game, and while it looks like the quarterback will be active, he likely won't be used as anything more than an emergency option under center. Ryan Lindley is listed as the starting quarterback for the Redblacks.
Joshua Stangby    Ottawa Redblacks    Out    Undisclosed
Stangby (undisclosed) has been ruled out for Friday's game against the Blue Bombers, Tim Baines of Postmedia reports.

RotoWire Analysis

Stangby was not at practice Wednesday, so his absence Friday doesn't come as much of a surprise. Stangby remains without an exact timetable, however, so he should be considered week-to-week at this point.
Quincy McDuffie    Ottawa Redblacks
McDuffie (undisclosed) will return to the lineup for Friday's game with Winnipeg, Tim Baines of the Ottawa Citizen reports.

RotoWire Analysis

McDuffie has been on the injured list since Week 9, but will finally make his return this Friday. Coach Rick Campbell noted that the Redblacks will use both McDuffie and Diontae Spencer against the Blue Bombers in order to take advantage of each of their big play abilities.
Jerome Messam    Calgary Stampeders    Questionable    Undisclosed
After being examined following his exit from last week's victory over the Lions, Messam has been diagnosed with a neck injury.

RotoWire Analysis

The good news for Messam and those hoping to use him in this week's fantasy lineups is that he did not suffer a concussion, so he seemingly will not have to be cleared of symptoms in order to take the field this week. However, given that he is dealing with an injury in the head area, the Stampeders still figure to be cautious with him, so it's too early to tell if he will play in Week 14.
Duron Carter    Saskatchewan Roughriders    Questionable    Ankle
Carter injured his ankle in last week's victory over the Tiger-Cats, but he was able to take part in Wednesday's practice, Taylor Shire of Global Regina reports.

RotoWire Analysis

Carter's ankle injury limited him to just one catch for five yards in Week 13, but it appears the setback will not prevent him from playing this week. His availability for Sunday's matchup with the Stampeders will ultimately be determined later this week.
Kevin Glenn    Saskatchewan Roughriders    Questionable    Hand
Glenn (hand) took part in Wednesday's practice, Ian Hamilton of Riderville.com reports.

RotoWire Analysis

While still not fully cleared, Glenn's listing as No.1 on the depth chart ahead of Sunday's contest and his participation during Wednesday's practice are good signs for his availability. Considering him questionable under further word emerges is likely the safest bet, however.
Jacoby Ford    Saskatchewan Roughriders
Ford joined the Roughriders' practice squad Wednesday, Ian Hamilton of Riderville.com reports.

RotoWire Analysis

The kick returner has yet to make an appearance in 2017, but that could change if things go well in Saskatchewan.
Injured Players Likely To Return Today
Player Team Injury
Drew Tate Ottawa Shoulder

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Players Likely To Return Soon
Player Injury Est. Return
Brandon Whitaker Undisclosed 9/23/2017
Jeff Fuller Undisclosed 9/23/2017
Alex Carroll Undisclosed 9/23/2017
McLeod Bethel-Thompson Undisclosed 9/23/2017
Antonio Pipkin Undisclosed 9/23/2017
Trevor Graham Undisclosed 9/23/2017
DaVaris Daniels Knee 9/24/2017
Kamar Jorden Knee 9/24/2017
Kevin Glenn Hand 9/24/2017
Jerome Messam Undisclosed 9/24/2017
Players Out or on IR
Player Team Est. Return
Alex Carroll Montreal September 2017
McLeod Bethel-Thompson Toronto September 2017
Antonio Pipkin Montreal September 2017
Joshua Stangby Ottawa September 2017
Jean-Christophe Beaulieu Montreal September 2017
Trevor Harris Ottawa September 2017
Wayne Moore Ottawa September 2017
Lemar Durant Calgary September 2017
Juron Criner Ottawa September 2017
Alex Pierzchalski Montreal September 2017
Ross Scheuerman Hamilton September 2017
Vince Young October 2017
Mike Jones Hamilton October 2017
Terrence Toliver Hamilton October 2017
Anthony Coombs Toronto October 2017
Shaquille Murray-Lawrence BC October 2017
Chad Owens Saskatchewan October 2017
Nic Demski Saskatchewan October 2017
Cameron Marshall Saskatchewan October 2017
Vidal Hazelton Edmonton October 2017
Giovanni Aprile Hamilton October 2017
Mercer Timmis Hamilton October 2017
Kenny Shaw Ottawa October 2017
Kendial Lawrence Edmonton October 2017
John White Edmonton June 2018
Travis Lulay BC June 2018