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    • Malcom Floyd finds the end zone Week 16
      Malcom Floyd caught 4-of-10 targets for 50 yards and a touchdown Week 16 against the 49ers.

      Advice: Floyd saw more targets with Keenan Allen (ankle, collarbone) sidelined, but the overall result was the same. Primarily a deep threat, Floyd has not caught more than five passes in a game this season and has surpassed 90 yards receiving twice. Floyd is a touchdown-dependent WR4 for fantasy. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:04 pm
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      7.90 (109th)
    • Dontrelle Inman puts on second-half show
      Dontrelle Inman caught 7-of-9 targets for 79 yards Week 16 against the 49ers.

      Advice: Substituted in for an ineffective Seyi Ajirotutu at halftime, Inman made his presence known early and often in the second half. He seemed to get open at will against the 49ers' secondary, and showed strong hands on several contested catches across the middle including a 4th-down conversion on the game-tying drive. A former CFL star, the 25-year-old Inman is a good bet to carve out a role in 2015 in the Chargers' nondescript receiver corps. He is an excellent add in Dynasty formats. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:00 pm
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (2192nd)
    • Antonio Gates hauls in two scores Saturday
      Antonio Gates caught 7-of-9 targets for 92 yards and two touchdowns Week 16 against the 49ers.

      Advice: Gates leaked out on a play action boot for a one-yard score in the third quarter and was inexplicably left wide open for a 21-yard score in the fourth. Gates is now one touchdown away from 100 total scores for his career, and he would match his highest single-season total with 13 if he can score next week against Kansas City. Gates will be a TE1 in that matchup. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:54 pm
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      7.57 (83rd)
    • Eddie Royal shines with Keenan Allen out
      Eddie Royal caught 10-of-12 targets for 94 yards and a touchdown Week 16 against the 49ers.

      Advice: Royal inherited a lot of the targets normally earmarked for Keenan Allen (ankle, collarbone), working primarily in the short and intermediate areas of the field. His touchdown catch was a beautifully lofted ball by Philip Rivers in the second quarter. With Allen likely done for the season, Royal could return WR3 value in PPR formats against the Chiefs next week. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:50 pm
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      6.73 (142nd)
    • Donald Brown plays second fiddle to Oliver
      Donald Brown rushed four times for 12 yards Week 16 against the 49ers.

      Advice: Brown was the clear second option to Branden Oliver, and even lost some pass-game work to Ronnie Brown late in the game. Brown is not a viable fantasy option even if Ryan Mathews (ankle) cannot play Week 17 against the Chiefs. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:46 pm
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      5.39 (198th)
    • Branden Oliver dominates the early work
      Branden Oliver rushed 13 times for 53 yards and caught three passes for 28 yards Week 16 against the 49ers.

      Advice: Oliver dominated the early work for San Diego, out snapping the rest of the Chargers' running backs 20-to-8 in the first half. Oliver ceded work to Ronnie Brown in the second half with the Chargers in full comeback mode, but he still comfortably led the Chargers' backfield in touches. Oliver would be an intriguing play Week 17 against the Chiefs if Ryan Mathews (ankle) is unable to play. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:44 pm
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      8.17 (100th)
    • Philip Rivers leads comeback win on Saturday
      Philip Rivers completed 33-of-54 passes for 356 yards, four touchdowns and three interceptions Week 16 against the 49ers.

      Advice: It was a tale of two halfs for Rivers. He started the game painfully slow, throwing two horrific interceptions and appearing to struggle with the various injuries that have hampered him the last several weeks. Rivers turned it on after the break, though, erasing a 21-point halftime deficit with three second-half touchdown passes. The performance was Rivers' best in months, but it is unlikely to repeat itself Week 17 against Kansas City. He will be no more than a QB2 for the season finale. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:41 pm
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      15.72 (55th)
    • Vernon Davis held without a target
      Vernon Davis did not receive a target Week 16 against the Chargers.

      Advice: The goose egg is misleading, as Davis had a 63-yard touchdown catch negated by penalty in the third quarter. Davis caught a bullet from Kaepernick down the seam and bullied his way into the end zone, but the play was called back by a chop block. Even though it did not count, the long catch showed Davis still has the playmaking ability that made him a fantasy star. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:37 pm
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      3.55 (203rd)
    • Quinton Patton fumbles the game away
      Quinton Patton caught 2-of-6 targets for nine yards Week 16 against the Chargers.

      Advice: Patton saw extended time with Michael Crabtree (knee) sidelined, but failed to do much with the work. Patton's most notable play of the game was an overtime fumble that set the Chargers up for a game-winning field goal. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:33 pm
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      0.85 (2620th)
    • Anquan Boldin catches seven balls Week 16
      Anquan Boldin caught 7-of-9 targets for 61 yards Week 16 against the Chargers.

      Advice: With Michael Crabtree sidelined most of the game, Boldin was the clear No. 1 option in the passing game, garnering nine of the 49ers' 24 targets. Boldin did not make much happen with the looks, but did have a touchdown catch called back because of a holding call in the second quarter. With Crabtree's playing status unknown, Boldin will set up as a WR3 in the 49ers' season finale against the Cardinals. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:30 pm
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      7.64 (111th)
    • Kaepernick racks up 151 rushing yards in loss
      Colin Kaepernick rushed seven times for 151 yards and a touchdown Week 16 against the Chargers, adding 114 yards and a score through the air.

      Advice: With the 49ers dominating on the ground, Kaepernick was only asked to throw 24 times in a game San Francisco led 28-7 at halftime. Kaepernick's best play of the night was a 90-yard touchdown scramble in the third quarter. Kaepernick escaped pressure, put a move on Chargers S Eric Weddle and turned on the jets for the long score that appeared to put a stop to San Diego's comeback bid. It was all for nought, however, as two Philip Rivers' fourth-quarter touchdown passes and a Quinton Patton overtime fumble sealed the 49ers' fate. Despite the loss, Kaepernick appeared more willing to run for the second week in a row, and clearly showed the athleticism that once made him feared still exists. He is not a good real-life quarterback, but Kaepernick can be a quality fantasy option as long as he continues to run. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:25 pm
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      16.68 (37th)
    • Gore turns back the clock on Saturday night
      Frank Gore rushed 26 times for 158 yards and a touchdown Week 16 against the Chargers.

      Advice: The highlight of the evening was a first-quarter run in which Gore rumbled through several Chargers on his way to a 52-yard touchdown. Gore racked up 129 yards before halftime and looked unstoppable early in the game. He slowed down in the second half, but Gore still had enough juice to post his highest single-game rushing total since 2009. Gore will likely struggle Week 17 against the Cardinals' stout rush defense, but he showed on Saturday he still has plenty left in the tank. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:16 pm
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      10.68 (63rd)
    • Bruce Ellington suffers hamstring injury
      Rookie WR Bruce Ellington suffered a hamstring injury in the 49ers' Week 16 game against the Chargers.

      Advice: Ellington appeared to pull a hamstring in the third quarter. He tried to re-enter, but was ruled out in the fourth. Ellington was in the middle of a breakout when he suffered the injury. He caught the first touchdown pass of his career in the second quarter and closed out the first half with a one-yard touchdown run. Ellington was clearly a focal point of the offense early in the game, seeing four targets and three carries in the first half. Ellington has had a quiet rookie campaign, but he has a real chance to establish himself as the 49ers' No. 3 receiver in 2015. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 8:22 pm
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      0.58 (2638th)
    • Julio Jones participates in Sat. walkthrough
      Julio Jones (questionable, hip) participated in the Falcons' Saturday walkthrough.

      Advice: Beat writer Vaughn McClure takes this as a "positive sign" Julio will play Sunday at New Orleans. Although Jones' status won't be decided until just before game time, most signs point toward the Falcons counting on Julio to play. Sunday's Falcons-Saints game has a 1PM ET start, so we'll know his availability early. It's hard to imagine sitting Julio in fantasy leagues if he's active. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 8:19 pm
       
      Questionable
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      17.57 (19th)
    • Riley Cooper scores two red-zone touchdowns
      Riley Cooper caught five passes for 53 yards and two touchdowns in Saturday's Week 16 loss to Washington.

      Advice: Cooper scored on a three-yard fade in the second quarter, and later beat Redskins CB E.J. Biggers for a 16-yard touchdown. He was targeted seven times by Mark Sanchez. Cooper will take a 53/540/3 line into the regular season finale against the Giants. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 6:53 pm
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      6.10 (170th)
    • Pierre Garcon sets up game-winning field goal
      Pierre Garcon caught four passes for 61 yards in Saturday's Week 16 win over the Eagles.

      Advice: Garcon set up the game-winning field goal on a 23-yard catch and run. He was targeted five times, behind only DeSean Jackson. Garcon will be a low-end WR3 for the regular season finale. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 6:20 pm
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      7.00 (133rd)
    • Alfred Morris rushes for 83 yards TD in win
      Alfred Morris rushed 21 times for 83 yards and a touchdown in Saturday's Week 16 win over the Eagles.

      Advice: Morris broke multiple tackles on his 28-yard touchdown run in the first quarter. It could have been an even bigger game, but he had two scores vultured by FB Darrel Young at the one-yard line. Morris has now went over 1,000 yards in three straight seasons. He'll remain an RB2 option for Week 17 against the Cowboys. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 5:43 pm
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      12.48 (47th)
    • Ladarius Green active for Week 16
      Chargers TE Ladarius Green (ankle, concussion) is active for Week 16 against the 49ers.

      Advice: Green could see an expanded role with Keenan Allen out, but isn't on the TE2 radar. Inactive for the Chargers are RB Ryan Mathews, P Mike Scifres, CB Greg Ducre, DE Damion Square, NT Ryan Carrethers, and OLB Cordarro Law. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 4:07 pm
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      2.46 (1913th)
    • Frank Gore (concussion) officially active
      Frank Gore (concussion) is active for Week 16 against the Chargers.

      Advice: Gore was cleared to play after practicing on a limited basis. He'll handle all of the carries with Carlos Hyde sidelined. The 49ers inactives are WR Stevie Johnson, CB Tramaine Brock, OLB Ahmad Brooks, OG Joe Looney, QB Josh Johnson, and OG Andrew Tiller. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 3:59 pm
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      10.68 (63rd)
    • Dolphins promote WR Matt Hazel
      Dolphins promoted WR Matt Hazel from the practice squad.

      Advice: A sixth-round pick, Hazel will contribute on special teams if active. The Dolphins waived LB Jake Knott. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 2:57 pm
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (2140th)
    • 49ers place ILB Chris Borland (ankle) on I.R.
      49ers placed ILB Chris Borland (ankle) on injured reserve, ending his season.

      Advice: Borland had a highly productive rookie season, posting 107 tackles, two interceptions and a sack after taking over as a full-time starter for Patrick Willis in Week 7. He'll return in a featured role in 2015. The 49ers promoted LB Chase Thomas to replace Borland on the active roster. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 1:32 pm
       
      Injured Reserve
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (1006th)
    • Bucs place S Major Wright on I.R.
      Bucs placed S Major Wright (ribs) on injured reserve, ending his season.

      Advice: Wright finishes 2014 with 51 tackles over 12 games (seven starts). Bradley McDougald will continue to replace him at strong safety. The Bucs promoted CB C.J. Wilson in a corresponding move. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 1:05 pm
       
      Injured Reserve
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      5.37 (1565th)
    • Report: Frank Gore will start vs. Chargers
      NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reports Frank Gore (concussion) will play in Saturday night's game against the Chargers.

      Advice: Gore practiced on a limited basis and has cleared his concussion protocols. With Carlos Hyde (ankle, back) ruled out, he should see an increased workload. Gore is a top-25 running back play for Week 16. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 12:51 pm
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      10.68 (63rd)
    • Jermaine Gresham (toe) listed probable
      Jermaine Gresham (toe) is listed as probable for Week 16.

      Advice: Gresham practiced in full after sitting out last week. He should be avoided as more than a low-end TE2 for Monday night against Denver. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 11:20 am
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      4.81 (143rd)
    • Tarell Brown (foot) headed to injured reserve
      Raiders placed CB Tarell Brown on injured reserve with a foot injury, ending his season.

      Advice: Brown had been the one constant of a surprisingly competent Raiders' secondary in 2014, logging 1000 snaps across 14 games. A free agent this offseason, Brown should be able to find a starting job for 2015. T.J. Carrie will slide into the starting lineup with Brown sidelined. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:55 am
       
      Injured Reserve
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      3.52 (1707th)
    • Marcus Smith back at outside linebacker
      With Eagles OLB Trent Cole sidelined by a hand injury, rookie Marcus Smith has moved back to outside linebacker at Eagles' practice.

      Advice: The 2014 first-round pick moved to inside 'backer after a rash of injuries in the middle of the season, but he will finish his rookie campaign at his more natural outside position. Brandon Graham will slide into Cole's starting position while Smith has a chance to contribute as a rotational pass rusher. Smith has two quarterback hurries across 74 defensive snaps this season. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:49 am
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      0.24 (1053rd)
    • Jones' availability based on pre-game workout
      Pro Football Talk reports Julio Jones' (hip, questionable) availability for Week 16 against the Saints hinges on a pre-game workout.

      Advice: Jones went through the same routine last week before ultimately being ruled out, but the mood surrounding Jones this week is far more optimistic. Despite not practicing at all this week, ESPN Falcons reporter Vaughn McClure said Jones "definitely will play." Jones' status will not be known officially until Sunday morning, but it appears he has a real shot to play against New Orleans. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 7:12 am
       
      Questionable
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      17.57 (19th)
    • Jason Hatcher will not play against Eagles
      Redskins RE Jason Hatcher (knee) has been ruled out for Week 16 against the Eagles.

      Advice: Hatcher is battling a knee injury that also sidelined him for Week 15. He did not practice all week, and could conceivably be finished for the season. The 32-year-old Hatcher has played well in a limited role this season, notching eight sacks and 26 hurries across 518 snaps. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 6:50 am
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      3.23 (630th)
    • Report: Julio Jones expected to play Sunday
      ESPN Falcons reporter Vaughn McClure expects Julio Jones (hip) to play in Sunday's game at New Orleans.

      Advice: Jones remains a game-time call after not practicing at all the last two weeks. But the Falcons are in a must-win spot and obviously need their most talented offensive weapon. Here's the full report from McClure: "From all the information I've gathered, Jones definitely will play against the Saints. And it's not as if the Falcons will have him on the field just as a decoy. They need Jones in this desperation game, so I suspect he will get plenty of opportunities." We'll have more information by Sunday morning at the absolute latest. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 8:07 pm
       
      Questionable
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      17.57 (19th)
    • Frank Gore listed as questionable
      Frank Gore (concussion) is listed as questionable for Week 16.

      Advice: He was limited in Friday's practice. The 49ers host the Chargers on Saturday Night Football. Beat writers are guessing Gore will play, but it's not a guarantee. Carlos Hyde has already been ruled out. If Gore does receive clearance by Saturday, he will be a high-end flex option against San Diego. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 1:42 pm
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      10.68 (63rd)
    • Philip Rivers listed as probable
      Philip Rivers (chest, back) is listed as probable for Week 16.

      Advice: Rivers will start Saturday night's game at San Francisco. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 1:28 pm
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      15.72 (55th)
    • Ladarius Green listed as questionable
      Ladarius Green (ankle, concussion) is listed as questionable for Week 16.

      Advice: Green is tentatively expected to be active on Saturday night after practicing all week. He missed Week 15. Green could experience a bump in usage after the Chargers lost Keenan Allen to a fractured collarbone. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 1:19 pm
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      2.46 (1913th)
    • Julio Jones still absent at Friday's practice
      Julio Jones (hip) remained sidelined at Friday's practice.

      Advice: He'll be listed as questionable. We're unlikely to know Julio's status for Week 16 until Sunday morning. If he can't go, Harry Douglas will make another start opposite Roddy White. Both Douglas (foot) and White (knee) will play. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 8:46 am
       
      Questionable
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      17.57 (19th)
    • Frank Gore expected to play versus Chargers
      Frank Gore is "moving through the concussion protocol," and expected to start Saturday's game against the Chargers.

      Advice: Gore practiced on Thursday, getting in a limited session. It's excellent news for the 49ers, as Carlos Hyde (ankle, back) is expected to be sidelined. Struggling mightily in the second half of the season, Gore will be a middling FLEX play for the fantasy finals. He'll be backed up by FB Bruce Miller and Alfonso Smith. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 1:53 pm
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      10.68 (63rd)
    • Bolts' Green (concussion) resumes practicing
      Chargers TE Ladarius Green (ankle, concussion) has resumed practicing.

      Advice: He was "limited" on Thursday. Green is now on track to return for Saturday's game against the 49ers. With Keenan Allen (sidelined), the Bolts could feature more two-tight end sets than usual, giving Green more run than he's typically been getting in 2014. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 10:48 am
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      2.46 (1913th)
    • Philip Rivers back at Bolts practice Thursday
      Philip Rivers (back, chest) returned to Chargers practice Thursday, getting in a "full" session.

      Advice: Rivers took a rare rest day on Wednesday, but will be ready to go for Saturday's game against the 49ers. Playing at well less than 100 percent without No. 1 receiver Keenan Allen, Rivers isn't a realistic QB1 for the fantasy finals. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 10:45 am
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      15.72 (55th)
    • Jermaine Gresham back at practice
      Jermaine Gresham (toe) is practicing in full for Week 16.

      Advice: Gresham sat out Week 15 and then visited a specialist. Apparently, everything checked out fine. Gresham is averaging 3.8 catches for 29.0 yards with three touchdowns in 13 games this season. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 10:02 am
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      4.81 (143rd)
    • Julio Jones misses another practice Thursday
      Julio Jones (hip) remained sidelined at Falcons practice Thursday.

      Advice: Jones is not expected to practice at all this week as he careens toward another game-time call. All owners can do is roster Harry Douglas or another backup plan and wait for more information. Note that Roddy White (knee) did return to practice Thursday. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 8:46 am
       
      Questionable
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      17.57 (19th)
    • Report: Rivers battling back injury
      A league source tells ESPN's Adam Schefter that Philip Rivers is "battling a back injury that is bigger than people realize."

      Advice: Rivers has been playing banged up for a while now. A few weeks ago, Antonio Gates revealed that his quarterback has a "very severe rib injury" and now Schefter is exposing a back issue. Rivers (chest) did not practice on Tuesday or Wednesday, but will almost certainly be fine for Saturday's game at San Francisco. We wouldn't adjust any projections. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 5:31 am
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      15.72 (55th)
    • Frank Gore (concussion) still sidelined Wed.
      Frank Gore (concussion) remained sidelined at Wednesday's practice.

      Advice: Gore says he feels normal, but has yet to be cleared by an independent neurologist. With Gore and Carlos Hyde (ankle, back) uncertain for Saturday's game against the Chargers, the 49ers signed RB Phillip Tanner on Wednesday. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 1:46 pm
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      10.68 (63rd)
    • Philip Rivers held out again Wednesday
      Philip Rivers (chest) remained sidelined at Wednesday's practice.

      Advice: Rivers hasn't practiced the last two days, but isn't in danger of missing Saturday's game against the 49ers. He'll be a low-end QB1 for Week 16. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 11:33 am
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      15.72 (55th)
    • Julio Jones will be Sunday-morning decision
      Coach Mike Smith said the Falcons will decide Julio Jones' (hip) Week 16 status on Sunday morning.

      Advice: Julio didn't practice Wednesday, and we don't expect him to do so at all this week. He's dealing with a labrum issue in his hip. All we can do is wait until 11:30 AM ET Sunday morning for a decision. We'll continue to provide any updates, but we're unlikely to learn anything before the weekend. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 11:04 am
       
      Questionable
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      17.57 (19th)
    • Gore, Hyde both miss 49ers practice Tuesday
      Frank Gore (concussion) and Carlos Hyde (ankle, back) both did not practice Tuesday.

      Advice: The 49ers weren't required to submit an injury report Tuesday, but they take on the Chargers on Saturday night, so both players are on a short week. Gore visited the doctor on Tuesday as part of the league's concussion protocol, while Hyde hurt his ankle and back in the third quarter last Sunday. Alfonso Smith and FB Bruce Miller are the only other ball-carriers on the 49ers roster. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 5:23 pm
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      10.68 (63rd)
    • Philip Rivers gets a day of rest on Tuesday
      Philip Rivers (chest) sat out of Tuesday's practice.

      Advice: The Union-Tribune San Diego has already reported there's "no chance" Rivers misses Saturday's game against the 49ers. Rivers is just getting a day of rest on a short week. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 3:46 pm
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      15.72 (55th)
    • Falcons OC unsure of Julio's Week 16 status
      Speaking Tuesday, Falcons OC Dirk Koetter left open the possibility that Julio Jones (hip) misses Week 16.

      Advice: Coach Mike Smith has already said he expects Jones to suit up against the Saints, but Smith has proven completely untrustworthy on player injuries. "It’s hard when you don’t know for sure if a guy is going to play," Koetter said. "We kind of have to have a contingency both ways. We have some ‘what if Julio plays,’ and some ‘what if Julio does not play.’ ... That’s one of the hardest things about not knowing if one of your best guys is going to go." The picture Koetter paints is one of uncertainty. We're unlikely to get a good read on Jones' status before Thursday or Friday, and it's quite possible he ends up a game-time decision. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 3:12 pm
       
      Questionable
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      17.57 (19th)
    • 49ers expect Borland to miss final two games
      The 49ers expect ILB Chris Borland (ankle) to miss the final two games of the season.

      Advice: Speaking Tuesday, DC Vic Fangio said "it would be a stretch" for Borland to suit up for Weeks 16 and 17. Borland has been a bright spot for the nosediving Niners this season, stuffing the stat sheet while grading out well in advanced metrics. He's definitely earned a role for 2015. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 1:25 pm
       
      Injured Reserve
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (1006th)
    • Chris Borland not expected to play
      49ers ILB Chris Borland (ankle) is not expected to play in Sunday's game against the Chargers.

      Advice: Borland went down during the Week 15 loss to the Seahawks, joining Patrick Willis and Navarro Bowman as stud linebackers on the sideline for San Fran. They'll likely have to ride with Michael Wilhoite at MIKE and special-teamer Nick Moody at JACK. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 9:33 am
       
      Injured Reserve
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (1006th)
    • Chris Borland headed for MRI on ankle
      49ers ILB Chris Borland is undergoing an MRI on his ankle.

      Advice: Borland was able to play just one snap in the second half of Sunday's Week 15 loss to the Seahawks. The rookie revelation has 107 tackles, one sack, two interceptions, five pass breakups and 11 tackles for a loss this season. Just about all of that production has come since Patrick Willis went down in Week 7. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 5:30 am
       
      Injured Reserve
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (1006th)
    • Falcons think Julio will be ready for Week 16
      Speaking Monday, Falcons coach Mike Smith said he expected Julio Jones (hip) to return for Week 16.

      Advice: Per Smith, Jones has "improved last week to this week." It's great news, but should be taken with a major grain of salt. Smith is consistently wrong with his public-injury proclamations. Jones didn't appear particularly close to suiting up against the Steelers, but he was always going to be up against it on a short week. For now, owners can pencil Jones in for the fantasy finals, but his availability should be considered far from a given. Jones' status will be updated no later than Wednesday. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 11:34 am
       
      Questionable
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      17.57 (19th)
    • Jermaine Gresham to visit toe specialist Tue.
      Jermaine Gresham will visit a toe specialist Tuesday after being inactive for Week 15 against the Browns.

      Advice: Gresham reportedly "looked great running around" in pregame warmups but was ultimately inactive Sunday. It ruffled some feathers, causing Gresham to confront a sideline reporter following the game after that reporter said Gresham "quit" during a pregame segment. Gresham hurt the toe in practice last week. Kevin Brock started at tight end. Gresham is a free agent in March. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 6:07 am
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      4.81 (143rd)
    • Riley Cooper a non-factor against Cowboys
      Riley Cooper caught two passes for 17 yards in Week 15 against the Cowboys.

      Advice: Cooper has now been held under four catches in his last seven games. He remains miles from fantasy relevance. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 14, 10:30 pm
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      6.10 (170th)
    • Eddie Royal quiet outside of punt return
      Eddie Royal caught three passes for 27 yards in Sunday's Week 15 loss to the Broncos.

      Advice: Even with Keenan Allen (ankle) sidelined for the majority of the game, Royal saw just four targets and had little chance to get loose anyway. His biggest impact came on a 58-yard punt return that saw him get tripped up by the punter at the last second. Royal would be a weak WR4 at San Fran next week even if Keenan sits. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 14, 4:51 pm
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      6.73 (142nd)
    • Vernon Davis held without a catch in Week 15
      Vernon Davis was held without a catch on two targets in San Francisco's Week 15 loss to the Seahawks.

      Advice: Davis' disappearance continues unabated. He'll now head into Week 16 the owner of a hard-to-believe 25/236/2 line as a pass catcher. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 14, 4:45 pm
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      3.55 (203rd)
    • Anquan Boldin held to two catches in Seattle
      Anquan Boldin caught 2-of-4 targets for 23 yards in the 49ers' Week 15 loss to the Seahawks.

      Advice: As feared, Boldin and the 49ers' passing "attack" was swallowed up by the Legion of Boom. Boldin could have had a third catch, but Colin Kaepernick rocketed the ball over his head. There was nobody within 10 yards of San Francisco's No. 1 receiver. Boldin will be back on the WR3 against the Chargers in Week 16. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 14, 4:40 pm
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      7.64 (111th)
    • Malcom Floyd held to 3-34-0
      Malcom Floyd caught three passes for 34 yards in Sunday's Week 15 loss to the Broncos.

      Advice: Floyd had no shot against the Broncos' elite corner duo, with the low-light coming as Aqib Talib easily hopped in front of Floyd for a late interception. The deep threat just couldn't get any separation or production even though Keenan Allen (ankle) left early. Floyd will be a WR4 type against the 49ers in Week 16. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 14, 4:40 pm
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      7.90 (109th)
    • Donald Brown plays behind Oliver in loss
      Donald Brown rushed five times for 18 yards and caught four passes for 38 yards in Sunday's Week 15 loss to the Broncos.

      Advice: With Ryan Mathews (ankle) inactive, Brown was the change-of-pace and third-down back behind Branden Oliver. He also handled most of the two- and four-minute drill work. It's not enough volume for Brown to even be on the flex radar for a Week 16 game at San Fran. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 14, 4:34 pm
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      5.39 (198th)
    • Branden Oliver operates as lead back
      Branden Oliver rushed 12 times for 26 yards and caught four passes for 44 yards in Sunday's Week 15 loss to the Broncos.

      Advice: With Ryan Mathews (ankle) sidelined, Oliver drew the start and operated as the feature back. However, there was nowhere to run against a stout Broncos defense and Donald Brown/Ronnie Brown combined to steal 11 touches. Even if Mathews can't get back in Week 16, Oliver will only be a flex play at San Francisco. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 14, 4:31 pm
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      8.17 (100th)
    • Kaepernick held without a score in Seattle
      Colin Kaepernick completed 11-of-19 passes for 141 yards in the 49ers' 17-7, Week 15 loss to the Seahawks, adding nine rushes for 46 yards.

      Advice: It was another cringe-worthy performance from Kaep, who avoided turnovers, but took six sacks. Not all of them were Kaep's fault, but he continues to have a poor feel for the rush. As usual, Kaep had trouble managing the clock, burning timeouts in the first half and moving the Niners up the field at a leisurely pace with San Francisco down 10 points midway through the fourth quarter. Kaepernick's raw tools remain amongst the most intriguing in the game, but he's not progressing at a fast-enough rate as a signal caller. He won't be on the QB2 radar against the Chargers next Saturday. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 14, 4:30 pm
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      16.68 (37th)
    • Philip Rivers throws two picks in loss
      Philip Rivers completed 24-of-41 passes for 232 yards with one touchdown and two interceptions in Sunday's Week 15 loss to the Broncos.

      Advice: Although Rivers somehow didn't get sacked, he was under heavy pressure all day and things got even worse when Keenan Allen went down with an ankle injury. It's yet another reminder of how good this Broncos defense can be with Aqib Talib and Chris Harris at corner. Rivers' season has gone in the tank since a red hot first month and a half. He's on the fantasy QB1 fringe. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 14, 4:25 pm
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      15.72 (55th)
    • Antonio Gates finds life for 6-54-1 in loss
      Antonio Gates caught six passes for 54 yards with one touchdown in Sunday's Week 15 loss to the Broncos.

      Advice: Gates was the only effective pass-catcher for the Chargers, repeatedly beating both T.J. Ward and Rahim Moore by using his oversized frame. It certainly didn't hurt his cause that Keenan Allen went down with an ankle injury early on. Gates will certainly be a TE1 at San Francisco in Week 16, but we wouldn't have very high expectations. Sunday marked his first time in the end zone since Week 8, when he put two scores on these very same Broncos. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 14, 4:20 pm
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      7.57 (83rd)
    • Frank Gore done for Week 15 with concussion
      Frank Gore was forced from the 49ers' Week 16 game against the Seahawks with a concussion.

      Advice: Gore went down throwing a vicious block late in the first half. He attempted to stagger off the field under his own power, but collapsed in a heap before making it to the sideline. Concerned players from both teams huddled around him before he was helped off the field. Gore was running reasonably well before going down, taking the rock 11 times for 29 yards and a touchdown. His score was a pinballing number from 10 yards out. Carlos Hyde will carry the mail in the second half. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 14, 3:03 pm
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      10.68 (63rd)
    • Pierre Garcon held to four catches
      Pierre Garcon had four catches for 36 yards in Sunday's Week 15 loss to the Giants.

      Advice: He was targeted seven times. Garcon took a step back with DeSean Jackson returning this week. He'll be a low-end WR3 for Week 16 against the Eagles. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 14, 2:21 pm
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      7.00 (133rd)
    • Alfred Morris does little in Week 15
      Alfred Morris rushed 14 times for 49 yards in Sunday's Week 15 loss to the Giants.

      Advice: Morris lost all pass down work to Chris Thompson and Silas Redd. He was held out of the end-zone for the third straight week. Morris should get an upgrade with Robert Griffin III likely to close out the season as the starter. He'll be an RB2 for Week 16 against the Eagles. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 14, 2:16 pm
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      12.48 (47th)
    • Ladarius Green inactive for Chargers
      Ladarius Green (concussion) is inactive for Sunday's Week 15 game against the Broncos.

      Advice: Green returned to practice Friday, but did not fully pass concussion protocols. He'll likely return for Week 16. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 14, 11:45 am
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      2.46 (1913th)
    • Jermaine Gresham inactive for Week 15 vs. CLE
      Jermaine Gresham (toe) is inactive for Week 15 against the Browns.

      Advice: Kevin Brock will start in his place, and is obviously not a fantasy option. Also inactive for the Bengals are QB A.J. McCarron, WR Dane Sanzenbacher, CB Terence Newman, OT Tanner Hawkinson, WR James Wright and DE Margus Hunt. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 14, 8:32 am
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      4.81 (143rd)
    • Julio Jones officially inactive vs. Steelers
      Julio Jones (hip) is inactive for Week 15 against the Steelers.

      Advice: News progressively got worse on Jones in the lead-up to the release of the Falcons' inactives. Jones was scheduled to warm up on the field before the game, but never made it out there. He remained on the training table, and it's been reported that Julio is dealing with a labrum issue in his hip. Harry Douglas will get the start opposite Roddy White. Both are on the WR2 radar in a potential shootout. Also inactive for the Falcons are SS William Moore, QB Sean Renfree, CB Robert Alford, LB Tyler Starr, OT Jonathan Scott, and LB James Anderson. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 14, 8:23 am
       
      Questionable
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      17.57 (19th)
    • Report: Julio Jones (hip) won't play vs. PIT
      A source tells ESPN's Vaughn McClure that Julio Jones (hip) will not play in Sunday's game against the Steelers.

      Advice: Ed Werder also reported similarly on Sunday NFL Countdown. Jones, unable to practice all week after suffering what's thought to be a hip pointer during his Monday night demolition of the Packers, will be replaced in the starting lineup by Harry Douglas. He'll be a target monster and fine plug-n-play in a game with an over/under of 55 points. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 14, 7:12 am
       
      Questionable
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      17.57 (19th)
    • Tarell Brown questionable with a foot injury
      Raiders RCB Tarell Brown (foot) is listed as questionable for Week 15 against the Chiefs.

      Advice: Brown aggravated an existing foot condition against the 49ers last week. He got in a limited practice Friday, but was reportedly moving gingerly. Brown has struggled at times this season, but he has been the Raiders' most consistent corner. T.J. Carrie would get the start opposite D.J. Hayden if Brown cannot go. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 13, 6:37 am
       
      Injured Reserve
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      3.52 (1707th)
    • Ladarius Green returns to practice Friday
      Ladarius Green (concussion) returned to Chargers practice Friday.

      Advice: The underutilized underachiever's Week 15 availability remains unknown. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 12, 10:40 am
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      2.46 (1913th)
    • Jermaine Gresham listed as questionable
      Jermaine Gresham (toe) is listed as questionable for Week 15 after missing Friday's practice.

      Advice: He figures to be a game-time decision and play a minimal passing-game role if active in Cleveland. Gresham is a streamer option to avoid this week. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 12, 10:35 am
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      4.81 (143rd)
    • Gresham (toe) sits out practice Friday
      Jermaine Gresham (toe) did not practice Friday.

      Advice: It's a downgrade following his limited session on Thursday when he suffered the injury. Gresham is Pro Football Focus' No. 1 pass-blocking tight end this season and a top-15 run blocker at the position. While his game doesn't produce box-score results, his loss would be felt on offense against the Browns. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 12, 8:07 am
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      4.81 (143rd)
    • 49ers may unleash Kaepernick in Week 15
      ESPN 49ers reporter Paul Gutierrez says there's a sense around the team that San Francisco's best chance of beating the Seahawks in Week 15 is by "unleashing Colin Kaepernick's running game."

      Advice: Stop us if you've heard this before. We can't even count how many times there's been speculation of "unleashing" Kaepernick. To date, it hasn't happened. And we have no reason to believe it will on Sunday. But the 49ers are desperate for wins with their playoff hopes on life support and may pull out all the stops. Kaepernick managed 130 yards rushing against Seattle in last year's NFC Championship game. For Week 15, he's not a suggested streaming option. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 12, 7:12 am
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      16.68 (37th)
    • Gresham (toe) pops up on injury report
      Jermaine Gresham was added to the Bengals' Week 15 injury report Thursday, getting in a limited practice with a toe issue.

      Advice: Gresham suffered the injury in Thursday's session. His Week 15 status is now up in the air. What he's able to do Friday will be key. Gresham will be a barely-there TE2 if he suits up against the Browns. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 11, 11:50 am
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      4.81 (143rd)
    • Ladarius (concussion) still not practicing
      Ladarius Green (concussion) remained sidelined Thursday.

      Advice: Green isn't going to suit up against the Broncos after taking a vicious, but legal, hit from Brandon Browner in Sunday's loss to the Patriots. He should be considered questionable for Week 16. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 11, 11:28 am
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      2.46 (1913th)
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