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    • Marshawn Lynch was seriously sick
      Following Sunday's blowout win over the Cardinals, Seahawks OL coach Tom Cable said Marshawn Lynch missed the first quarter because Lynch was "the sickest I've ever seen him."

      Advice: Twitter conspiracy theorists came out in droves Sunday night to suggest Lynch had been suspended, but it sounds like Lynch was genuinely under the weather. Coach Pete Carroll corroborated Cable's story, saying Lynch was "trying to throw up but couldn't." The NBC telecast also showed Lynch being stretched out on the sideline between possessions, after entering the game. Lynch should be a full go for Week 17 against the Jekyll & Hyde Rams defense. Rotoworld.com
      17 minutes ago
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      10 (56th)
    • Playoff-bound Colts to play starters in Wk 17
      Coach Chuck Pagano stated Monday that the Colts will play their starters in Week 17 against the Titans, despite the fact that they can't improve or hinder their playoff seeding much.

      Advice: Pagano, understandably, believes the Colts "need to build some steam" entering the postseason after Sunday's 42-7 loss to Dallas. Indianapolis is locked into either the No. 3 or No. 4 seed in the AFC. They've obviously locked up the AFC South, but can't get a first-round bye. Andrew Luck & Co. will be in play for fantasy leagues still going on in Week 17, and in DFS formats. Rotoworld.com
      45 minutes ago
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      30 (1st)
    • Dwayne Allen undergoes MRI on knee
      Dwayne Allen underwent a Monday MRI on his knee.

      Advice: The Colts are calling him "day to day." Allen missed two games earlier this season with an ankle injury. His Week 17 status is up in the air. Rotoworld.com
      52 minutes ago
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      8 (72nd)
    • Manziel (hamstring) will miss season finale
      Johnny Manziel (hamstring) is done for the season, Browns coach Mike Pettine announced Monday.

      Advice: It ends a highly disappointing first NFL season for Manziel, who failed to beat out career journeyman backup Brian Hoyer in training camp and fell flat on his face when given late-season opportunities to play. Manziel's arm is average, and he looses all semblance of zip when he doesn't deliver passes with proper technique. He is also not close to being an even passable pocket quarterback. Barring dramatic offseason improvement, we don't see Manziel as particularly likely to open 2015 as the Browns' starter. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 1:04 pm
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      14 (47th)
    • Drew Stanton expected to get in some reps
      Drew Stanton (knee) is expected to practice "some" in Week 17, but won't start against the 49ers.

      Advice: The Cardinals have already announced they'll be going with rookie Logan Thomas for the regular-season finale. Their aim with Stanton is getting him ready for the Wild Card round. The early signs suggest he will be able to go. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 12:23 pm
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      0 (2430th)
    • Mike Smith doesn't update S-Jax's status
      Falcons coach Mike Smith declined to update Steven Jackson's (quad) status at Monday's presser.

      Advice: Smith did say Jackson was undergoing testing on Monday. ESPN's Vaughn McClure has reported Jackson is tentatively expected to suit up for Sunday's winner-take-all finale against the Panthers, but considering Jackson's age and injury history, it's far from a sure thing. His status will be updated no later than Wednesday. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 11:56 am
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      11 (60th)
    • Jay Cutler starting for Bears in Week 17
      With Jimmy Clausen (concussion) sidelined, Jay Cutler will be back under center for the Bears in Week 17.

      Advice: Smokin' Jay comes crawling back. He'll be backed up by sixth-round rookie David Fales. Cutler will be facing the Vikings, a team he shredded for 330 yards and three touchdowns in a Week 11 victory. We obviously aren't expecting a repeat performance, but Cutler will be on the DFS radar. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 11:44 am
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      0 (2660th)
    • Dwayne Bowe dealing with shoulder injury
      Dwayne Bowe sprained his shoulder in Sunday's loss to the Steelers.

      Advice: Bowe was never announced with an injury on Sunday, and played 52-of-66 snaps. It's likely a day-to-day type ailment, one he'll probably play through in this week's climactic showdown with the Chargers. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 10:17 am
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      6 (152nd)
    • Donte Moncrief sets season-high in snaps
      Donte Moncrief played on a season-high 81.5 percent of the snaps in Sunday's loss at Dallas.

      Advice: With T.Y. Hilton (hamstring) sidelined, Moncrief's snap count was right where we thought it would be. What we didn't see coming was Hakeem Nicks getting all the high-percentage throws (9-72-0 on 11 targets) and Andrew Luck laying a massive egg. The result was a hideous 2-5-0 on three targets for Moncrief, sending both DFS and season-long owners into the shower for a long and lonely cry. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 8:37 am
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      8 (90th)
    • Robbie Gould wont kick Week 17
      Robbie Gould (quad) said he won't be available for the Week 17 finale against the the Vikings.

      Advice: Replacement Jay Feely didn't get a field goal chance against the Lions in Week 15. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 7:54 am
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      0 (2509th)
    • Josh Gordon still struggling with the plays?
      The Cleveland Plain Dealer says Josh Gordon "continues to struggle with the plays and running the right patterns."

      Advice: Gordon has a disappointing 24 catches, 303 yards and zero touchdowns in five games since coming off suspension. Some of that can be blamed on poor quarterback and offensive line play, but he's also admitted that the playbook has changed a lot since he was with the team in the preseason. There have also been whispers that he's not in the best physical condition. Gordon closes out the season against the Ravens in Week 17. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 7:45 am
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      8 (103rd)
    • Sankey not seeing blocking assignments
      Titans RBs coach Sylvester Croom said Bishop Sankey "does a pretty good job physically pass-blocking, but has been inconsistent with "assignments and recognizing defenses."

      Advice: The Titans coaches have had a lot of problems with Sankey this year, ranging from "footwork" to blocking. He has lost goal-line work to Shonn Greene and pass-down reps to both Leon Washington and Dexter McCluster. It's resulted in 148-551-2 (3.72 YPC) for Sankey, who was the first running back off the board in May's draft. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 7:28 am
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      7 (107th)
    • DeMarco Murray admits hand bothered him
      Following Sunday's win over the Colts, DeMarco Murray admitted his broken hand was "hurting throughout the game."

      Advice: Murray predictably didn't catch a pass for the first time this season, but gutted out a 22-58-1 line on the ground. He figures to be closer to 100 percent in Week 17 if the Cowboys choose to use him. They've clinched the NFC East already, yet can get a first-round bye if they beat the Redskins and both the Cardinals and Seahawks lose. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 6:39 am
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      15 (10th)
    • West's practice week left him on sideline
      Coach Mike Pettine said a poor week of practice was the reason Terrance West played zero snaps in Sunday's loss to the Panthers.

      Advice: West went from starting the previous two weeks to playing behind Shaun Draughn Sunday. The third-round rookie has been in and out of the doghouse all season, highlighted by a healthy scratch in Week 6 and a 26-94-1 performance in Week 10. Pettine is earning a reputation in fantasy circles as an unpredictable coach when it comes to usage. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 6:13 am
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      5 (179th)
    • Steven Jackson (quad) expected back Week 17
      According to ESPN's Vaughn McClure, Steven Jackson (quad) should be back for the Week 17 game against the Panthers.

      Advice: Jackson strained his quad during the second quarter of Sunday's win at New Orleans and didn't return. That allowed Devonta Freeman to get some extra touches, turning one of the them into a 31-yard touchdown run and adding a 3-48-0 line as a receiver. The 31-year-old Jackson is averaging 3.72 YPC this season as the Falcons' feature back. If the Falcons beat the Panthers, they'll win the NFC South with a 7-9 record. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 5:58 am
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      11 (60th)
    • Report: ARZ won't cut Fitzgerald in offseason
      A source tells PFT that the Cardinals will not release Larry Fitzgerald this offseason.

      Advice: Fitzgerald carries an exorbitant $23.6 million cap number for 2015 as part of the eight-year, $128.5 million contract he signed in 2011. Per PFT, the future Hall of Famer could be traded, restructure his deal or lower his cap number via an extension of some sort -- but he won't be cut. Of course, this could be a leverage leak from the team looking to maintain some kind of trade market for a 31-year-old receiver who has just 61 catches, 755 yards and two touchdowns in 13 games this season. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 5:33 am
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      6 (187th)
    • Mark Sanchez, not Barkley, will start finale
      Coach Chip Kelly said Mark Sanchez, not Matt Barkley, will start Week 17's meaningless finale against the Giants.

      Advice: With Sanchez's one-year contract set to expire, there's been a lot of talk in Philadelphia that Barkley should start Sunday so the Eagles can see what they have. Kelly doesn't want to hear it. It's both an indictment of Barkley and affirmation that Kelly is going to play this game to win -- not evaluate. The Eagles have lost three straight games under Sanchez, getting eliminated from the playoffs while Week 1 starter Nick Foles (collarbone) continues to rehab. Foles' rookie deal is up after the 2015 season. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 5:23 am
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      21 (14th)
    • Steelers vs. Bengals flexed to Sunday night
      The Week 17 Bengals at Steelers game has been flexed to Sunday Night Football on NBC.

      Advice: The game will decide the AFC North. However, a lot of intrigue could be lost if the Bengals beat the Broncos tonight as that would clinch a playoff berth for Marvin Lewis' bunch. The Steelers already clinched a playoff spot by beating the Chiefs yesterday. Other options for NBC included the Lions at Packers in a game for the NFC North and the Panthers at Falcons for the NFC South crown (along with a playoff spot). Rotoworld.com
      Today, 5:17 am
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      20 (16th)
    • Christine Michael gets limited work
      Christine Michael had eight carries for 28 yards in Week 16 against the Cardinals.

      Advice: Michael was mostly used in mop-up duty, but saw four carries with Marshawn Lynch missing time in the first quarter. He remains behind both Lynch and Robert Turbin for touches. Seattle has a Week 17 matchup against the Rams. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:24 pm
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      1 (2598th)
    • John Brown leads Cardinals in receiving
      John Brown caught three passes for 54 yards in the Cardinals' Week 16 loss to Seattle.

      Advice: Brown led the Cardinals in receiving in a game where Ryan Lindley completed just 41 percent of his passes. He remains the No. 3 option behind Larry Fitzgerald and Michael Floyd. Brown won't be on the daily-league radar against the 49ers. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:19 pm
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      4 (2401st)
    • Luke Willson breaks out for 138 yards, 2 TDs
      Luke Willson secured all three of his targets for 139 yards and two touchdowns in Sunday night's Week 16 win over the Cardinals.

      Advice: Willson was left wide open for a 80-yard touchdown on a blown coverage by Cardinals S Rashad Johnson in the first quarter. He was on the receiving end of both of Russell Wilson's touchdowns, with his second coming on a 20-yard seam route. It's a nice breakout game for Willson, who should continue to see the majority of snaps when Tony Moeaki returns. Seattle plays the Rams in Week 17. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:13 pm
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      1 (2400th)
    • Michael Floyd does little in Week 16
      Michael Floyd caught two passes for 41 yards in Sunday night's Week 16 loss to Seattle.

      Advice: Floyd was a non-factor outside of a 32-yard catch in the third quarter. He was Ryan Lindley's No. 2 option, finishing with eight targets. Floyd is averaging 59 yards over his last four games and hasn't scored a touchdown since Week 11. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:11 pm
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      5 (229th)
    • Doug Baldwin has solid game with Kearse out
      Doug Baldwin had seven catches for 113 yards in Sunday night's Week 16 win over the Cardinals.

      Advice: Baldwin's biggest play was a 49-yard third-quarter catch where Cardinals CB Antonio Cromartie fell down at the line of scrimmage. With Jermaine Kearse sidelined, he was targeted a team-high 11 times. Baldwin will take a 63/782/3 line in Week 17 against the Rams. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:08 pm
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      6 (156th)
    • Larry Fitzgerald held back by QB situation
      Larry Fitzgerald caught four passes for 33 yards in Sunday night's Week 16 loss to Seattle.

      Advice: Fitzgerald had 11 targets, but was held back by Ryan Lindley. His longest play was a 16-yard catch late in the fourth quarter. Fitzgerald could get an upgrade with Drew Stanton hoping to return in Week 17. The Cardinals play the 49ers in their final game before the postseason. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:53 pm
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      6 (187th)
    • Paul Richardson benefits from Kearse injury
      Paul Richardson had five catches for 52 yards in Sunday night's Week 16 win over the Cardinals.

      Advice: Richardson saw an expanded role after Jermaine Kearse went down with a hamstring injury. He finished with seven targets, behind only Doug Baldwin. Richardson could start in Week 17 if Kearse is held out. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:48 pm
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      3 (2521st)
    • Kerwynn Williams held to two carries
      Kerwynn Williams was held to two carries for four yards in Sunday night's loss to Seattle.

      Advice: Williams barely saw the field behind Stepfan Taylor. He surprisingly wasn't part of the gameplan after leading the backfield in snaps last week. Taylor averaged just 1.7 YPC, so Williams could be more involved in Week 17 against the 49ers. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:45 pm
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      5 (141st)
    • Stepfan Taylor does little in Week 16
      Stepfan Taylor rushed 11 times for 19 yards in Sunday night's Week 16 loss to Seattle.

      Advice: Taylor started and got the majority of carries. He was a non-factor in the run game, but managed two catches for 25 yards on three targets. Taylor should remain in a timeshare with Kerwynn Williams going forward despite significantly outsnapping him this week. The Cardinals have a matchup with the 49ers in Week 17. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:33 pm
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      4 (210th)
    • Lynch posts 113 yards, 2 TDs on limited work
      Marshawn Lynch had 10 carries for 113 yards and two touchdowns in Sunday night's Week 16 win over the Cardinals.

      Advice: Lynch missed the first quarter due to an illness-related issue. He was limited to 10 carries and held in check for most of the game before breaking off a 79-yard touchdown. Lynch has 100 total yards or a touchdown in four straight weeks. Seattle closes out the regular season against the Rams. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:25 pm
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      10 (56th)
    • Lynch misses start of SNF with upset stomach
      Marshawn Lynch missed the start of Sunday night's game due to an upset stomach.

      Advice: Robert Turbin started, rushing for 28 yards on his first five carries. Lynch was late coming out of the locker room and remained sidelined for the first two series. He missed the entire first quarter before returning. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 5:58 pm
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      10 (56th)
    • Dwayne Allen drops all three targets Week 16
      Dwayne Allen dropped all three of his targets Week 16 against the Cowboys.

      Advice: Allen dropped two short passes early in the second quarter and had a wide-open deep ball bounce right off his hands later in the quarter. The deep ball was poorly thrown by Andrew Luck, but Allen should have come up with the catch. He did not get another target the rest of the game. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 4:58 pm
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      8 (72nd)
    • Moncrief catches two passes against Cowboys
      Donte Moncrief caught 2-of-3 targets for five yards Week 16 against the Cowboys.

      Advice: With the Colts "featuring" Hakeem Nicks, Moncrief was invisible most of the game. He did see one deep target late in the first half, but Andrew Luck made a poor throw, forcing Moncrief to break up the pass in order to prevent an interception. Moncrief has all the talent in the world, but his workload is difficult to predict week to week. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 4:56 pm
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      8 (90th)
    • Drew Stanton officially inactive for SNF
      Drew Stanton (knee) is inactive for Sunday night's Week 16 game against Seattle.

      Advice: Ryan Lindley will start, with Logan Thomas backing him up. The rest of the Cardinals inactives are WR Brittan Golden, S Chris Clemons, OG Jonathan Cooper, NT Alameda Ta'amu, OL Anthony Steen, and DE Kareem Martin. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 4:03 pm
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      0 (2430th)
    • DeMarco appears to be finished for the day
      With the Cowboys leading 35-0, DeMarco Murray (hand) is getting the tape cut off his hand and appears to be done for the day.

      Advice: Murray played 30-of-49 offensive snaps before getting pulled, turning 22 carries into 58 yards and a touchdown. He was not targeted in the passing game. Murray was clearly hampered by the hand injury. He carried the ball almost exclusively in his right hand and seemed wary of using his hands to block in pass protection, instead attempting to essentially tackle the blitzing defender. Murray did not suffer any setbacks, but with the NFC East already locked up, the Cowboys may decide to rest Murray in the season finale against Washington. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 3:43 pm
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      15 (10th)
    • Luck pulled in third quarter of blowout loss
      Andrew Luck was pulled in the third quarter of the Colts' blowout loss to the Cowboys.

      Advice: Luck finishes the game completing 15-of-22 passes for 109 yards and two interceptions. The stat line is terrible, but Luck was not as bad as the numbers indicate. The Colts' banged up offensive line struggled to protect Luck, and his pass catchers did not help the situation by dropping several passes. OC Pep Hamilton has to shoulder some of the blame as well as he failed to get Donte Moncrief involved and instead decided to run three screen passes to Hakeem Nicks. Luck has not played well lately, but he is a decent bet to get back on track against the Titans Week 17. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 3:24 pm
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      30 (1st)
    • Browns unsure of severity on Manziel's hammy
      Johnny Manziel (hamstring) is considered questionable for the Week 17 finale against Baltimore.

      Advice: Manziel first hurt his hamstring midway through the first half and then left for good after taking a hit from Colin Jones. "As I kept walking more and more, it just felt like something I hadn't experienced before," he said. "I figured I needed to get checked out. Pretty frustrating." Through two NFL starts, Manziel is 13-of-26 for 112 yards with zero touchdowns and two interceptions. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 2:33 pm
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      14 (47th)
    • Dwayne Bowe has six-catch day vs. Steelers
      Dwayne Bowe caught 6-of-8 targets for 57 yards in the Chiefs' Week 16 loss to the Steelers.

      Advice: The six-catch effort comes after Bowe was held to three or fewer grabs in five-straight games. That's what happens when Alex Smith is your quarterback. Bowe will do battle with the Chargers' burnable secondary in Week 17. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 2:24 pm
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      6 (152nd)
    • Terrance West gets 0 touches in Week 16
      Terrance West didn't touch the football in the Browns' Week 16 loss to the Panthers.

      Advice: Isaiah Crowell (16-55) was the Browns' lead ball carrier, while Shaun Draughn played ahead of West in third-down situations. West's deletion from the Browns' offense was not foreseeable, and his usage going forward is unknown. The Browns will close out the season against the Ravens in Week 17. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 1:36 pm
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      5 (179th)
    • Josh Gordon goes 4-45 against Panthers
      Josh Gordon secured 4-of-7 targets for 45 yards in the Browns' Week 16 loss to the Panthers.

      Advice: Gordon had an early six-yard reception overturned when replay showed the ball hit the ground. He came back to record a handful of short receptions when Brian Hoyer entered the game in the second quarter, replacing Johnny Manziel (hamstring). Gordon will close out a suspension-shortened third NFL season against the Ravens' leaky secondary in Week 17. It's probably good news for Gordon's statistical outlook that Hoyer is back under center. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 1:27 pm
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      8 (103rd)
    • Roethlisberger, Pitt clinch playoff berth
      Ben Roethlisberger completed 18-of-25 passes for 220 yards and a touchdown in Pittsburgh's 20-12, Week 16 win over the Chiefs.

      Advice: Big Ben was slowed by the Chiefs' elite pass defense, but found just enough cushions to propel the Steelers to their 10th win, and a Wild Card berth. Pittsburgh can still clinch the division if they beat the Bengals in Week 17. Ben was lucky to escape without a turnover, as he appeared to lose a first-half fumble, but it was ruled an incomplete pass upon a dubious review. Ben also tweaked his right knee, but was no worse for the wear after running to the locker room for some brief treatment. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 1:16 pm
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      20 (16th)
    • Colts give Moncrief start w/ Hilton inactive
      Donte Moncrief is the Colts' starting wide receiver opposite Reggie Wayne in Sunday's game against Dallas.

      Advice: Third-round rookie Moncrief got the nod over Hakeem Nicks. Moncrief is a high-upside WR3 play in fantasy football leagues, with a raised floor due to T.Y. Hilton's (hamstring) inactivity. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 12:16 pm
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      8 (90th)
    • DeMarco Murray officially active for Week 16
      DeMarco Murray (hand) is officially active for Week 16 against the Colts.

      Advice: As expected Murray will play, but he may be limited by the cast on his left hand. Lance Dunbar should see more work in the passing game while Joseph Randle could siphon off some carries as well. With both RT Doug Free (ankle) inactive and RG Zack Martin (ankle) banged up, Murray could also be hindered by the health of the Cowboys' offensive line. Even with all the concerns, Murray has proven this season is a must-start option. Along with Free, the Cowboys declared DE Kenneth Boatright, DT Josh Brent, DB Jakar Hamilton, T Donald Hawkins, QB Dustin Vaughn and OLB Dekoda Watson inactive for Week 16. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 12:15 pm
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      15 (10th)
    • Manziel leaves game with injured hamstring
      Johnny Manziel exited Sunday's game after taking a hit from Panthers S Colin Jones in the second quarter.

      Advice: On a designed run in the second quarter, Johnny Football took a blow to the head from Jones. Brian Hoyer entered the game. Manziel ultimately went to the locker room with a towel on his head and surrounded by trainers. Officially, the Browns are saying Manziel suffered a hamstring injury. Before leaving, Manziel was 3-of-8 passing for 32 yards and three rushing yards. We don't expect Manziel to reenter Sunday's game. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 11:17 am
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      14 (47th)
    • Steven Jackson suffers quad injury Week 16
      Steven Jackson exited Week 16 against the Saints with a quad injury.

      Advice: Jackson's body language on the sideline did not look good, and he was ruled out for the game shortly after halftime. Devonta Freeman has entered the game at running back for the Falcons, and Jacquizz Rodgers should see some extra snaps as well. Jackson had four carries for nine yards before exiting. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 11:16 am
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      11 (60th)
    • DeMarco Murray will be limited in pass game
      FOX Sports' Jay Glazer confirms DeMarco Murray (hand) is expected to play Sunday, "though his role will be limited some" in the passing game.

      Advice: The concerns on Murray primarily involve his pass protection and receiving. It's quite possible he won't have a single reception in Week 16. Look for Patrick Daugherty's final rankings, which will be up on Rotoworld shortly. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:06 am
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      15 (10th)
    • Dwayne Bowe (illness) active for Week 16
      Dwayne Bowe (illness) is active for Week 16 against the Steelers.

      Advice: He'll be a borderline WR4 in a dream matchup with the Steelers' shaky secondary. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 8:30 am
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      6 (152nd)
    • Titans a Cutler trade partner for Bears?
      NFL Network's Ian Rapoport passes along the Titans as a potential trade partner for Jay Cutler.

      Advice: It seems like RapSheet is spitballing here -- he didn't cite any sources -- but the Titans are quarterback needy, and Cutler played college ball at nearby Vanderbilt. Attempting to develop Zach Mettenberger remains high on coach Ken Whisenhunt's priority list. That said, Cutler shouldn't cost more than a mid- to late-round draft pick based on the overwhelming salary he is due. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 6:46 am
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      0 (2660th)
    • Cowboys 'nervous' about D. Murray's pass pro
      NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports DeMarco Murray is "going to play" Sunday with a wrap on his surgically repaired hand, but the Cowboys are "nervous" about using him in pass protection.

      Advice: RapSheet writes to not be surprised if Murray and other Cowboys rest next week if Dallas locks up a playoff spot today. On Sunday, we expect to see Lance Dunbar handle a few more snaps than usual in pass-pro situations. The Cowboys may also give Joseph Randle a heavier dose of change-up work. Murray is still a top-ten RB1 play against the Colts' leaky defense. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 6:31 am
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      15 (10th)
    • Sanchez's late interception dooms Eagles
      Mark Sanchez completed 37-of-50 passes for 374 yards, two touchdowns, and an interception in Saturday's Week 16 loss to the Redskins.

      Advice: Sanchez also fumbled on the opening series and took three sacks. Despite the stat line, Sanchez checked down to Zach Ertz and Riley Cooper for most of the game, targeting them 25 times. Sanchez's late fourth-quarter interception set up a game-winning field for Washington and all but ends the Eagles postseason chances. The Eagles now need a Dallas loss to stay alive in the playoffs. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 5:10 pm
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      21 (14th)
    • Report: Expecation is DeMarco Murray plays
      ESPN's Ed Werder reports expectations are DeMarco Murray (hand, questionable) will play Week 16 against the Colts.

      Advice: This report jibes with the general feeling around Cowboys' camp this week. Murray is fully expected to be active and start against the Colts, though he may lose some pass-game work to Lance Dunbar. Murray is a must start if active, but with RT Doug Free (ankle, doubtful) and RG Zack Martin (ankle, questionable) likely out, he may find less running room than usual against Indianapolis. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 9:41 am
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      15 (10th)
    • Bears may have to give up pick to move Cutler
      ESPN's Adam Schefter reports several unnamed NFL executives believe the Bears may have to give up a draft pick in order to trade Jay Cutler.

      Advice: Still owed a guaranteed $25.5 million on the seven-year deal signed last offseason, Cutler's contract appears to be trade prohibitive. Schefter's sources believe the Bears could offset the big guarantees by offering Cutler AND a draft pick to prospective trade partners. NFL rules dictate the Bears would have to receive some compensation in return, but Chicago could get around the rule by accepted a late-round pick in exchange for Cutler and a better pick. It would be a high price to pay to offload a talented quarterback, but with coach Marc Trestman likely finished after the season, Chicago may simply press the reset button. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 8:21 am
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      0 (2660th)
    • Paul Richardson (hamstring) listed probable
      Paul Richardson (hamstring) is listed as probable for Week 16.

      Advice: Richardson missed Thursday's practice, but was upgraded to full on Friday. He's coming off a 3/30/1 line last week. Richardson will continue to start in three-wide sets with Jermaine Kearse and Doug Baldwin. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 3:32 pm
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      3 (2521st)
    • Marshawn Lynch (back) listed probable
      Marshawn Lynch (back) is probable for Sunday night against the Cardinals.

      Advice: Lynch is Rotoworld's No. 6 overall running back this week. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 3:17 pm
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      10 (56th)
    • Dwayne Bowe expected to play Sunday
      Dwayne Bowe (illness, questionable) didn't practice all week, but is expected to play Sunday against Pittsburgh.

      Advice: Coach Andy Reid said he's planning on having Bowe out there against the Steelers. Pittsburgh is without SS Troy Polamalu and LCB Ike Taylor. If Bowe were ever going to score a touchdown, this week is as good a bet as any. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 12:38 pm
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      6 (152nd)
    • DeMarco Murray listed as questionable
      DeMarco Murray (hand) is listed as questionable for Week 16 after getting in a third straight limited practice on Friday.

      Advice: This was expected. It's also expected that Murray will be active and start Sunday's game versus the Colts. Fantasy owners should continue to monitor the situation and have Murray handcuffed with Joseph Randle, but it would be a major surprise if DeMarco weren't out there with the ones for Sunday's game. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 11:41 am
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      15 (10th)
    • Stanton might back up Lindley vs. Seahawks
      Cardinals coach Bruce Arians suggested Friday that Drew Stanton (knee, doubtful) could be active for Sunday's game versus Seattle to serve as Ryan Lindley's backup.

      Advice: Arians confirmed Lindley will start. Stanton is dealing with ACL and MCL sprains in his knee, but the Cardinals obviously have very little confidence in rookie Logan Thomas. We still don't see any scenario where Stanton plays. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 11:39 am
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      0 (2430th)
    • Robbie Gould listed as out for Week 16
      Bears K Robbie Gould (quadriceps) has been ruled out for Week 16.

      Advice: Gould will be replaced by Jay Feely in Sunday's clash with Detroit Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 11:00 am
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      0 (2509th)
    • Drew Stanton 'does nothing' in practice
      Drew Stanton (sprained ACL, MCL) "did nothing" during the portion of practice that is open to the media Friday.

      Advice: The Cardinals listed Stanton as "limited" in Thursday's practice, but there's no way he's playing on Sunday Night Football. Perhaps the Cards were trying to create the illusion he might start ahead of a division game versus Seattle. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 10:32 am
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      0 (2430th)
    • DeMarco Murray (hand) expected to play Sun.
      ESPN's Adam Schefter reports the Cowboys have left the decision to play Week 16 against the Colts up to DeMarco Murray (hand), "in which case he will definitely opt to play."

      Advice: Murray's going to give it a go Sunday. He has an outside shot at netting 2,000 rushing yards -- he currently sits at 1,687 -- and is said to have a high pain tolerance. Murray's broken bone is in his left (non-dominant) hand. If he suits up, owners have to play him. Murray is having an historic season and has a plus Week 16 matchup against a leaky Colts run defense. We can't expect Murray to carry it 30 times, but 20-plus touches is doable. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 7:56 am
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      15 (10th)
    • Bishop Sankey rushes for 44 yards vs. Jags
      Bishop Sankey rushed 14 times for 44 yards in the Titans' Week 16 loss to the Jaguars.

      Advice: He added a nine-yard reception. One week after coach Ken Whisenhunt decided to let Shonn Greene get his "revenge" against the Jets, Sankey was reinstalled as the chairman of Tennessee's committee, but was again unimpressive. Sankey showed speed, but no wiggle, running right into defenders and then getting taken down. He averaged a mere 3.1 yards per carry, and has surpassed 4.0 just once in his past 11 games. Sankey has elite measurables, but they've yet to translate to on-field success. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 8:34 pm
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      7 (107th)
    • Paul Richardson (hamstring) 'DNP' Thursday
      Paul Richardson was added to the Seahawks' injury report Thursday, missing practice with a hamstring issue.

      Advice: It's a new injury for Richardson, who likely pulled up lame in practice. The Seahawks' No. 3 receiver should be considered questionable for Week 16. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 4:42 pm
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      3 (2521st)
    • Marshawn Lynch misses another practice
      Marshawn Lynch remained sidelined at Seahawks practice Thursday.

      Advice: The Seahawks are just resting their bell-cow back. He'll be ready to go as an RB1 for the fantasy finals. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 4:38 pm
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      10 (56th)
    • Larry Fitzgerald upgraded to 'full' Thursday
      Larry Fitzgerald (knee) was upgraded to "full" on Thursday.

      Advice: Fitz will be ready to go against the Seahawks, but won't be a realistic fantasy option with Ryan Lindley under center against the Legion of Boom. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 4:37 pm
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      6 (187th)
    • Drew Stanton surprisingly back at practice
      Cardinals QB Drew Stanton (sprained ACL, MCL) returned to practice Thursday, getting in a limited session.

      Advice: It's an eye-brow raiser, but there's still little reason to believe Stanton will be ready to return just 10 days after spraining his knee. The Cardinals are likely just trying to confuse the situation for the Seahawks. It is a sign, however, that Week 17 could be a realistic possibility. Stanton's status will be updated on Friday, but we fully expect Ryan Lindley to be under center for Week 16. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 4:19 pm
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      0 (2430th)
    • DeMarco Murray (hand) practices on Thursday
      DeMarco Murray (hand) practiced for the second-consecutive day on Thursday, getting in a limited session.

      Advice: Murray was officially listed as "DNP" on Wednesday even though he was observed by the assembled media as practicing. Either way, Murray continues to get reps, and has even been catching passes with his left hand wrapped up. It sure seems like the Cowboys expect him to suit up against the Colts, though it's possible he'll officially be a game-time decision. Murray comes with much more risk than usual for the fantasy finals, but owners in season-long leagues have to play him if he's active. Joseph Randle and Lance Dunbar will form a committee if Murray can't go. More of a pass catcher than Randle, Dunbar's role figures to be bigger than usual even if Murray plays. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 12:40 pm
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      15 (10th)
    • Jay Cutler realistic about Bears future
      Speaking Thursday, Jay Cutler said he hopes to remain with the Bears beyond 2014, but admitted that it's "definitely" crossed his mind that he may have played his final game in Chicago.

      Advice: Admitting he was disappointed by the first benching of his football-playing career, Cutler was realistic about his future in the Windy City. Cutler's seven-year, $126.7 million deal will get labeled as impossible to trade, but that's not necessarily true in a league so starved for quarterback talent. It will only take one team to believe it has what it takes to jump-start Cutler's career. Releasing Cutler isn't a realistic option for the Bears, as they'd absorb $19 million in dead money. Cutler is due a fully guaranteed $15.5 million in 2015. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 12:29 pm
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      0 (2660th)
    • Trestman: Clausen is one-week experiment
      Speaking Thursday, Bears coach Marc Trestman left the door open for benched QB Jay Cutler to start in Week 17.

      Advice: "This is for this week," Trestman said. "We're not going any farther than our preparation for Detroit." Trestman is clearly trying to keep Cutler's spirits up, but barring a total face-plant from Jimmy Clausen, we'd expect Cutler to remain on the pine for Week 17. Trestman went on to say he believed Cutler could be "revived" from the benching, hinting he's expected to remain the team's quarterback in 2015. That's probably an honest belief, but it's unlikely to be Trestman's decision to make. Clausen doesn't give the Bears a better chance to win than Cutler, but leading the league in turnovers and regressing on a weekly basis, Cutler has little room to complain about being benched. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 12:05 pm
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      0 (2660th)
    • Dwayne Bowe misses another practice
      Dwayne Bowe (flu) is not practicing Thursday.

      Advice: Bowe also sat out Wednesday's session. He'll likely be fine for Sunday's game at Pittsburgh, but is a WR4 even in ideal matchups like this one. Bowe has zero touchdowns in 13 games played this season. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 9:52 am
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      6 (152nd)
    • Larry Fitzgerald (knee) limited Wednesday
      Larry Fitzgerald (knee) was limited in Wednesday's practice.

      Advice: Fitzgerald looked healthy last week and should be close to 100 percent. With Ryan Lindley starting, he isn't on the WR3 radar for a Sunday night matchup against Seattle. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 4:40 pm
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      6 (187th)
    • Bears bench Cutler, Clausen to start Week 16
      ESPN's Adam Schefter reports the Bears will start Jimmy Clausen over Jay Cutler in Week 16 against the Lions.

      Advice: The Bears are benching Cutler just 14 starts into his seven-year, $127 million extension. Per NFL Network's Mike Silver, coach Marc Trestman felt he could no longer start Cutler "simply to justify a contract" when his on-field play was so poor. Cutler regressed in his second season in Trestman's offense, leading the NFL in turnovers (24). Owed a fully guaranteed $15.5 million next year, the Bears' only option is to trade Cutler this offseason if they want to move on from him. Chicago would absorb $19 million in dead money by releasing Cutler before 2016. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 3:41 pm
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      0 (2660th)
    • DeMarco Murray participating in practice Wed.
      DeMarco Murray (hand) participated in Wednesday's practice.

      Advice: Murray had his left (non-dominant) hand wrapped after breaking it last Sunday, but went through all of the individual drills and caught some passes out of the backfield. We believe Murray is going to try to play Week 16 against the Colts with the Cowboys having a chance at home-field advantage for the playoffs. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 9:30 am
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      15 (10th)
    • Whiz says Sankey not in doghouse
      Coach Ken Whisenhunt said Bishop Sankey is not in the doghouse despite getting out-touched 17-4 by Shonn Greene in Week 15.

      Advice: Whisenhunt made the infamous "Revenge Narrative" a real thing against the Jets. "I felt he had some extra motivation going against one of his former teams. ... Sometimes you have to get that feeling and go with it," Whiz said. Sankey has been thoroughly unimpressive as a rookie, but giving a borderline NFL talent like Greene the work on a 2-12 team is inexcusable. The nation will be forced to watch the Titans when they play on Thursday night at Jacksonville. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 7:30 am
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      7 (107th)
    • Jay Cutler tosses 3 INTs in MNF embarrassment
      Jay Cutler completed 17-of-31 passes for 194 yards, two touchdowns, and three interceptions in the Bears' 31-15, Week 15 loss to the Saints on Monday night.

      Advice: The matchup couldn't have been much better for Cutler, but he predictably went all DGAF on us and took seven sacks, missed open receivers, and turned the ball over another three times. Both of his touchdowns came late in the fourth quarter. He hooked up with Marquess Wilson for a one-yard score to bring the score to 24-8, and then found Alshon Jeffery for the garbagiest of garbage-time touchdowns from seven yards out with 30 ticks left on the clock. Cutler leads the NFL in turnovers and gets to face the Lions' tough defense in Week 16. He managed 280 yards and a 2:2 TD:INT ratio against Detroit on Thanksgiving, but this Bears team has lied down since then. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 8:42 pm
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      0 (2660th)
    • Bears K Gould among MNF inactives
      Bears declared K Robbie Gould, S Chris Conte, OL Michael Ola, DE Trevor Scott, DT Brandon Dunn, QB David Fales, and CB Terrance Mitchell inactive for Monday night's Week 15 game against the Saints.

      Advice: Jay Feely will handle kicking duties for the second straight week with Gould battling a quad injury. DT Jay Ratliff (knee) is active and will start on the inside. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 4:21 pm
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      0 (2509th)
    • Browns support Johnny Manziel
      Coach Mike Pettine threw more support behind Johnny Manziel at his Monday press conference.

      Advice: "We didn't play well around him," Pettine said following Cleveland's Week 15 shutout loss. "We feel he gives us an opportunity to win." Pettine went so far as to say the Browns would not have beaten the Bengals on Sunday were Brian Sipe their quarterback. Manziel will be a low-end QB2 in Week 16 at Carolina. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 15, 1:11 pm
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      14 (47th)
    • Moncrief's snaps dip back down in Week 15
      Donte Moncrief out-snapped Hakeem Nicks 36-22 in the Week 15 win over the Texans.

      Advice: It represented a dip from Week 14, however, when Moncrief out-snapped Nicks 50-18. Moncrief was targeted just three times against Houston, failing to reel in any of the passes and posting a goose egg. There are simply too many mouths to feed in the Colts' offense. The only way Moncrief's targets will rise is if an injury occurs. And that may have happened Sunday with T.Y. Hilton tweaking his hamstring late. He's going for an MRI on Monday. If Hilton is forced to miss time, Moncrief would seem to be the biggest beneficiary for Week 16. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 15, 7:12 am
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      8 (90th)
    • Pettine confirms Manziel will start Week 16
      Coach Mike Pettine said Johnny Manziel will start Week 16 against the Panthers.

      Advice: It also sounded like Manziel will be the starting quarterback through Week 17. That comes as no surprise. It will give the coaching staff three games of tape on Manziel and allow him to get his feet wet before 2015. Johnny Football finished with about as horrific a stat line one could imagine in his debut, but Pettine placed much of the blame on the players around Manziel. He'll be a high-risk QB2 against Carolina, but one with plenty of upside. The 7-7 Browns are out of the playoff picture. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 15, 6:21 am
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      14 (47th)
    • Sanchez struggles again in loss to Cowboys
      Mark Sanchez completed just 17-of-28 passes for 252 yards and two interceptions in Sunday night's Week 15 loss the Cowboys.

      Advice: It was another disastrous start from Sanchez, who was sacked four times and threw two costly second-half interceptions. Nearly a third of his yards came on a short pass that Jeremy Maclin turned into a 72-yarder. Sanchez's play the last two games has the Eagles in danger of missing the playoffs. With Nick Foles a candidate to return next week, Sanchez could be relegated to backup duties. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 14, 9:07 pm
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      21 (14th)
    • Bishop Sankey a non-factor against the Jets
      Bishop Sankey rushed three times for eight yards and caught one pass for 18 yards Week 15 against the Jets.

      Advice: Sankey had one touch after the first quarter as Shonn Greene dominated the work against his former team. There is a chance Greene's Week 15 workload was simply an anomaly, but Sankey has not been playing well enough to warrant fantasy consideration even when his touches were secure. He is not worth owning in redraft leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 14, 5:00 pm
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      7 (107th)
    • Paul Richardson has 3/30/1 day vs. 49ers
      Paul Richardson caught 3-of-5 targets for 30 yards and a touchdown in the Seahawks' Week 15 win over the 49ers.

      Advice: The score was Richardson's first, while the yards were the second most of his rookie season. That's the good. The bad were Richardson's continued questionable decisions on returns. Richardson remains one of the few touches of gray on what has otherwise been an otherworldly receiver class. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 14, 4:46 pm
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      3 (2521st)
    • Doug Baldwin has three-catch afternoon
      Doug Baldwin caught 3-of-5 targets for 53 yards in the Seahawks' Week 15 win over the 49ers.

      Advice: Jermaine Kearse was the Seahawks' leading receiver. Baldwin now has just 12 total catches over his past four games. He won't be on the WR4 radar for next week's trip to Arizona. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 14, 4:37 pm
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      6 (156th)
    • Marshawn Lynch finds end zone vs. 49ers
      Marshawn Lynch rushed 21 times for 91 yards and a touchdown in the Seahawks' Week 15 win over the 49ers.

      Advice: He added a seven-yard reception. It was a by-the-numbers Beast Mode game, as he took on extra tacklers and won. Lynch has now cleared 86 yards rushing in 5-of-6 games, scoring six total touchdowns in the process. Although he's been running well, he'll be a lower-end RB1 in a tough Week 16 road trip to Arizona. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 14, 4:35 pm
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      10 (56th)
    • Josh Gordon held to three catches vs. Bengals
      Josh Gordon caught 3-of-4 targets for 48 yards in the Browns' Week 15 loss to the Bengals.

      Advice: Gordon's missed connection was a poorly-thrown ball from Johnny Manziel that he nearly pulled down for a one-handed grab. Gordon never had a prayer on a day where Johnny Football couldn't move the offense. Despite today's debacle, Gordon will be an upside WR2 against the Panthers in Week 16. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 14, 2:23 pm
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      8 (103rd)
    • Bowe makes a couple big plays against Raiders
      Dwayne Bowe caught 3-of-7 targets for 69 yards Week 15 against the Raiders.

      Advice: Bowe's 37-yard catch in the second quarter was his longest reception of the year, and he was ruled out of bounds on another long catch. Bowe had more than 45 yards in a game for the first time since Week 10, and it was only the fourth time all season he surpassed 60 yards receiving. Even with the "breakout," Bowe should not be owned in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 14, 2:04 pm
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      6 (152nd)
    • Dwayne Allen gets short TD in win
      Dwayne Allen caught two passes for 16 yards with a touchdown in Sunday's Week 15 win over the Texans.

      Advice: Andrew Luck ripped a pass into a very tight window to Allen for a 3-yard TD in the second quarter. It's the kind of play he needs to stay on the TE1 radar. Of course, Allen has been a red-zone monster for much of the year, scoring eight times in 12 games. He'll have a reasonable shot at finding the end zone against a Cowboys defense that is not good against tight ends in Week 16. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 14, 1:56 pm
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      8 (72nd)
    • Steven Jackson totals 57 yards in Week 15
      Steven Jackson rushed for 46 yards on 11 carries in the Falcons' Week 15 loss to the Steelers.

      Advice: He added one catch for 11 yards. Jackson has been running pretty decently lately, averaging 4.37 YPC over his last three games. He's also found the end zone four times the past seven games. Still, Jackson is mostly a low-upside, back-end RB2. He gets the Saints in Week 16. Jackson rushed for 52 yards and no scores on 12 carries against New Orleans in the season opener. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 14, 1:54 pm
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      11 (60th)
    • Terrance West held to five rushes vs. Bengals
      Terrance West rushed five times for 23 yards in the Browns' Week 15 loss to the Bengals.

      Advice: For the second-straight week, West actually got the "start" over Isaiah Crowell, but it again proved ceremonial. The duo rotated, and Crowell out-touched West 7-5, out-gaining him 27-23. The Browns are clearly committed to a timeshare at running back, but West will be hard to trust as a FLEX option against the Panthers in the fantasy finals. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 14, 1:45 pm
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      5 (179th)
    • Andrew Luck not sharp in narrow win
      Andrew Luck completed 18-of-34 passes for 187 yards with two touchdowns and one interception in Sunday's Week 15 win over the Texans.

      Advice: Luck was not sharp, generating just two scoring drives on 14 possessions. He did get hurt by some near misses, including a 48-yard TD to Donte Moncrief that was called back by holding. We'll chalk it up as a bit of a fluke and some natural regression of Luck's white-hot start to the year, and fire him up again against the Cowboys in Week 16. Armed with a full arsenal of weaponry, there's no reason to think he won't go over 300 yards next week. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 14, 1:20 pm
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      30 (1st)
    • Big Ben throws for 360 yards in Week 15 win
      Ben Roethlisberger completed 27-of-35 passes for 360 yards, zero touchdowns, and zero interceptions in the Steelers' Week 15 win over the Falcons.

      Advice: Big Ben and the passing game accounted for much of the offense, but Le'Veon Bell was the one cleaning it all up at the goal line with two rushing touchdowns despite 47 rush yards. Roethlisberger hooked up with Antonio Brown 10 times for 123 yards. Heath Miller reeled in four passes for 68 yards, including a 25-yard gain that sealed the seven-point win. Big Ben gets the Chiefs in Week 16. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 14, 1:13 pm
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      20 (16th)
    • Donte Moncrief held without a catch in win
      Donte Moncrief caught zero passes on four targets in Sunday's 17-10 Week 15 win over the Texans.

      Advice: It was an extremely frustrating day for Andrew Luck, Moncrief and the entire Colts pass game. Luck was not sharp, generating just two scoring drives on 14 possessions. Moncrief was the No. 3 wideout ahead of Hakeem Nicks, but was not on the field when Nicks caught a 26-yard TD pass in the second quarter. Moncrief also had Danieal Manning beat deep for a bomb, but Luck overthrew him by a half-yard. Later, Moncrief had a 48-yard TD off a deflection called back by a holding call drawn by J.J. Watt. The physically freakish rookie's usage was reasonable in this one, but showed today he needs Reggie Wayne to really be a safe fantasy play. There are just too many mouths to feed in Indy. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 14, 1:11 pm
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      8 (90th)
    • Manziel goes down in flames in first start
      Johnny Manziel completed 10-of-18 passes for 80 yards, zero touchdowns and two interceptions in the Browns' 30-0, Week 15 loss to the Bengals, adding five rushes for 13 yards.

      Advice: It was a performance only Brian Hoyer could love. The Browns' 107 yards of offense were the fewest by any team in football this year. In Johnny Football's defense, he had two early third-down completions undone by drops, and another first down wiped out by a foolish illegal man downfield penalty. But he went off the rails after that, tossing two ugly picks, the second of which came in the end zone. The Bengals bore down on the box, eliminating Manziel's rushing lanes, and racking up three sacks. It was an ugly, ugly performance, but we'd imagine the Browns stick with Manziel for Weeks 16 and 17. He'll be a high-risk QB2 against the Panthers next Sunday. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 14, 12:59 pm
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      14 (47th)
    • Mort: Drew Stanton (knee) likely out 4 weeks
      Appearing on Sunday NFL Countdown, ESPN's Chris Mortensen reported Drew Stanton (knee) is likely to miss four weeks.

      Advice: Stanton has sprained ACL and MCLs, which means they're partially torn. The four-week timetable would put Stanton back for the Divisional Round of the playoffs. Arizona desperately needs to win the NFC West and clinch a first-round bye, though we don't believe the talent gap between Stanton and Ryan Lindley is as great as some are making it out to be. Both players are very mediocre. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 14, 9:42 am
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      0 (2430th)
    • Robbie Gould (quad) listed questionable
      Bears K Robbie Gould (quad) is listed as questionable for Week 15.

      Advice: Gould practiced on a limited basis after sitting out last week. Jay Feely will handle kicking duties if he doesn't return against the Saints. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 13, 1:14 pm
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      0 (2509th)
    • Marshawn Lynch (back) officially probable
      Marshawn Lynch (back) is listed as probable for Week 15.

      Advice: Lynch's status was never in doubt despite being limited in practice. He's the No. 9 running back in Rotoworld's Week 15 rankings. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 12, 3:30 pm
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      10 (56th)
    • Cardinals calling Drew Stanton 'week to week'
      The Cardinals are calling Drew Stanton "week to week" with sprains of his ACL and MCL.

      Advice: He's essentially out indefinitely, and perhaps could return in the playoffs, though we wouldn't count on Arizona making it far enough for Stanton to play in January. The Cardinals' quarterback situation will remain murky entering a Week 16 date with Seattle. Ryan Lindley is the tentative favorite to start. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 12, 10:08 am
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      0 (2430th)
    • Report: Drew Stanton has sprained ACL, MCL
      Mike Jurecki of FOX Sports 910 reports Drew Stanton suffered a sprained ACL and Grade 2 MCL sprain in Thursday night's Week 15 game against the Rams.

      Advice: It could be worse, but it sounds to us like Stanton's season is over, though that could change depending on how far Arizona advances in the playoffs. Heck, Philip Rivers played with a torn ACL a few years ago. Ryan Lindley sits atop the depth chart for the Cardinals, with Logan Thomas No. 2. Expect the Cardinals to add another quarterback to the roster by Monday. Thomas isn't ready for the NFL. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 12, 9:39 am
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      0 (2430th)
    • Kerwynn Williams leads Cards RBs in snaps
      Kerwynn Williams led the Cardinals backfield with 33 snaps in Thursday night's Week 15 game against the Rams.

      Advice: He narrowly edged out Stepfan Taylor, who once again got the start and played 29 snaps. Marion Grice was in on two plays. Williams out-gained Taylor 86-61, but coughed the football up late deep inside his own territory. Fortunately for Arizona, the Cardinals recovered it. But Williams was sent to the sideline in favor of Taylor the rest of the way. While Williams has shown some ability the past two weeks, this is a backfield to avoid in Week 16 vs. Seattle. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 12, 6:14 am
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      5 (141st)
    • Drew Stanton (knee) undergoing Friday MRI
      Drew Stanton (knee) will undergo an MRI on Friday.

      Advice: Whereas it was immediately apparent that Carson Palmer's knee injury was serious, the Cardinals apparently aren't sure what they've got in Stanton's. They also aren't sure if they'll be going with third-year pro Ryan Lindley or fourth-round rookie Logan Thomas if Stanton is out for Week 16. Coach Bruce Arians said Lindley's "experience" was the deciding factor in going with him on Thursday evening. Whoever starts will be getting thrown to the wolves vs. Seattle. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 11, 9:54 pm
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      0 (2430th)
    • Bears OC Kromer admits he criticized Cutler
      Bears OC Aaron Kromer admitted to the team on Monday that he was an anonymous source in a recent NFL Network report criticizing Jay Cutler.

      Advice: That would be Ian Rapoport's "serious buyer's remorse" report, though a "tearful" Kromer "adamantly denied" making the buyer's remorse comments. Whatever Kromer did or didn't exactly say, it's a stunning admission, and indicative of Raiders/Redskins-level dysfunction in Chicago. It's appearing less and less likely that coach Marc Trestman is going to keep his job. Not only has his defense collapsed, but his once-prolific offense has bordered on unwatchable many times over the past 5-6 weeks. Kromer's unprofessional act is going to earn him sideways glances the next time he's looking for a job. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 11, 9:50 pm
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      0 (2660th)
    • John Brown held to two catches vs. Rams
      John Brown caught 2-of-6 targets for 22 yards in Arizona's Week 15 win over the Rams.

      Advice: Brown should have had a third grab, but committed a drop on third down. Brown is the real deal as a playmaker, but has gone in the tank since Carson Palmer was lost for the season, catching just 12 passes in five games. Brown won't be on the daily-league radar against the Legion of Boom in Week 16. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 11, 9:18 pm
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      4 (2401st)
    • Michael Floyd held to two grabs in St. Louis
      Michael Floyd caught 2-of-3 targets for 55 yards in the Cardinals' Week 15 win over the Rams.

      Advice: Floyd also drew a 36-yard defensive pass interference penalty. Floyd smoked Rams CB Janoris Jenkins on both the DPI and a 49-yard catch in the second quarter, but coach Bruce Arians mostly avoided deep shots with Drew Stanton and Ryan Lindley manning the quarterback position. Floyd now has just 13 catches in five games since Carson Palmer was lost for the season. It's a "wait till next year" campaign for Floyd in dynasty leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 11, 9:05 pm
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      5 (229th)
    • Larry Fitzgerald has seven-catch night in win
      Larry Fitzgerald caught 7-of-10 targets for 30 yards in the Cardinals' Week 15 win over the Rams.

      Advice: He also had a 27-yard catch called back by holding. The seven grabs were Fitz's most in four games, but he was limited to catching dinks and dunks as coach Bruce Arians tried to mask Drew Stanton and Ryan Lindley's deficiencies. Fitz wasn't allowed to do work after the catch by a sound-tackling Rams defense. Fitz looked healthy tonight, and now has 10 days to heal up for Week 16, but will remain off the WR3 radar against the Seahawks' Legion of Boom. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 11, 9:02 pm
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      6 (187th)
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