Description: According to espn.com, Ravens coach John Harbaugh is "pretty hopeful" tight end Dennis Pitta (hip) will be able to play Sunday against the Vikings.
Insight: "I think it\'s going to be a matter of how ready is he to play and how healthy he is to play," Harbaugh said. "Something like that, all of the doctors are going to be involved. The health of the player comes first. That\'s the No. 1 thing, his ability to withstand the rigors of a game. I think we\'re on track that way. We\'ll just have to see how it plays out." Given the lack of top option at the tight end position, Pitta could be a worthwhile stash for Weeks 15-16, but will likely be on a snap count if he plays Sunday.
Description: Chiefs tight end Anthony Fasano (concussion, knee) did not practice Wednesday, according to Terez Paylor of the Kansas City Star.
Insight: Fasano suffered a concussion and a knee injury while trying to make a diving catch Sunday against the Broncos. He pulled in a touchdown in three straight games but is questionable for Week 14 against Washington.
Description: Charlotte small forward Michael Kidd-Gilchrist will miss 4-6 weeks with a non-displaced fracture of his left hand, according to Rick Bonnell of the Charlotte Observer.
Insight: Kidd-Gilchrist is the fourth player in the last week to break his hand (J.J. Redick, Paul Pierce and Anthony Davis suffered the same injury). Jeff Taylor and Anthony Tolliver are expected to fill in at small forward, but fantasy owners can hold off on adding either of them.
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Description: Paul Konerko isn\'t going anywhere. The veteran first baseman has agreed to a $2.5 million contract that will keep him in Chicago for another season. SOURCE: Scott Merkin, MLB.com
Insight: Jose Abreu and Adam Dunn are likely to see most of the reps at first base which means Konerko probably won\'t be an everyday player anymore. Because of this, his fantasy use will be limited to AL-only formats.
Description: The Royals have offered free agent outfielder Carlos Beltran a three-year, $48 million deal and there\'s a good chance he\'ll end up taking it.
Insight: Tacoma News Tribune reporter Bob Dutton has pegged the Royals as the clear favorites to land Beltran. The 36-year-old started his career in Kansas City and enjoyed three straight 20 HR/100 RBI seasons there between 2001 and 2003.