According to May Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, Browns CB Joe Haden was held out of practice Thursday. Haden pulled his oblique muscle early on Wednesday and was limited for the rest of the day, but did not practice at all Thursday.
Mid-week downgrades are almost always a bad sign, so Haden is now a big question mark to play against the Dallas Cowboys this week.
Fantasy Impact: Dez Bryant owners, rejoice. Haden is one of the league's best shutdown corners, and the Browns defense was consistently torched when he sat out with a suspension earlier in the season.
Even if Haden suits up on Sunday, he will clearly be less than 100% going against Bryant and/or Miles Austin. It has suddenly become a juicy fantasy matchup for Dallas WR owners--less so if you own Cleveland's D/ST unit.