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    • Derek Carr upgraded to 'full' on Thursday
      Derek Carr (thumb, ankle) was upgraded to "full" on Thursday.

      Advice: Carr's health is not a concern, but his play remains one. Carr is a bottom-five option for the fantasy finals. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 3:13 pm
       
      Probable
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      12.28 (81st)
    • Michael Crabtree back at practice Thursday
      Michael Crabtree (knee) returned to 49ers practice Thursday, getting in a limited session.

      Advice: The WR4 is now on track to start Saturday's game against the Chargers. Crabtree's status will be updated on Friday. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 3:11 pm
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      6.56 (148th)
    • Cobb yet to begin contract talks with Packers
      Speaking Thursday, walk-year WR Randall Cobb said he's yet to begin long-term talks with the Packers.

      Advice: "I guess there's still more to do," Cobb said. "So, just continue to put my nose down every day and focus on getting the team into the playoffs, and doing everything I can to bring back the Super Bowl." Cobb is 12th in the NFL in receiving (1,076 yards), while his 10 scores are tied for eighth. ESPN's Rob Demovsky believes the Pack are more likely to re-sign Cobb than not. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 2:40 pm
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      12.32 (48th)
    • Shane Vereen (ankle) still limited Thursday
      Shane Vereen (ankle) remained limited on Thursday.

      Advice: Vereen will play against the Jets, but can't be counted on for more than 6-8 touches. He's an uninspiring RB3. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 1:58 pm
       
      Questionable
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      8.94 (89th)
    • 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
      Today, 1:53 pm
       
      Questionable
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      10.68 (63rd)
    • Kyle Rudolph misses another practice Thursday
      Kyle Rudolph (ankle, knee) remained sidelined Thursday.

      Advice: Rudolph is beginning to look shaky for Sunday's trip to Miami. Rudolph is coming off his first effective game of 2014, but will be difficult to trust as a TE2 at far less than 100 percent health. Rudolph has admitted his groin remains an issue in addition to his knee and ankle ailments. Chase Ford will start at tight end if Rudolph sits in South Beach. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 12:54 pm
       
      Questionable
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      4.42 (160th)
    • Daniel Thomas (knee) not practicing
      Daniel Thomas (knee) missed Wednesday and Thursday's practices.

      Advice: Thomas is looking shaky for Sunday's game against the Vikings. Damien Williams will back up Lamar Miller if Thomas can't go. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 12:53 pm
       
      Questionable
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      2.56 (2545th)
    • 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
      Today, 12:40 pm
       
      Questionable
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      20.36 (2nd)
    • A.J. Green's missed practice due to illness
      A.J. Green's missed practice on Thursday was due to an illness.

      Advice: He'll be back on Friday, and is in no danger of missing Monday's game against the Broncos. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 12:25 pm
       
      Probable
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      14.28 (22nd)
    • Cam Newton 'on target' to start versus Browns
      Cam Newton (back) was a full participant in Thursday's practice, and is "on target" to start Sunday's game against the Browns.

      Advice: Barring a setback, coach Ron Rivera expects Newton to "probably" start over Derek Anderson. It's a huge boost for the Panthers as they try to stay alive in the NFC South. Newton had his best game of the season in Week 14 before his car accident, but will be a borderline QB1 if he suits up for the fantasy finals. His health is obviously a question mark, and the Browns sport a stouter defense than New Orleans. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 11:32 am
       
      Questionable
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      16.04 (33rd)
    • Cam Newton (back) mum on Week 16 status
      Speaking after Thursday's practice, Cam Newton (back) declined to say if he expected to start Sunday's game against the Browns.

      Advice: "I'm fine either way it goes," Newton said. "I don't want to be a distraction." Newton also added that he's felt "no pain" on the practice field, and has "no fear" of further injury. Barring a setback, he sounds like a quarterback who's going to take the football field on Sunday. Newton's status will be updated no later than Friday afternoon. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 10:59 am
       
      Questionable
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      16.04 (33rd)
    • A.J. Green misses Thursday's practice
      A.J. Green was held out of Thursday's practice.

      Advice: Per Bengals.com's Geoff Hobson, the "thinking is" that Green is under the weather. Whatever it is, we're not in any way concerned about his Week 16 availability. Green's status will be updated later Thursday afternoon. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 10:28 am
       
      Probable
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      14.28 (22nd)
    • Torrey Smith not on injury report
      Torrey Smith is not listed on the Week 16 injury report.

      Advice: It's a bit of a surprise. Smith's knee injury turned him into a mere decoy in Week 14 and then he posted 2-16-0 on three targets in Week 15. By not even mentioning him on the injury report, the Ravens are saying he's close to 100 percent for a dreamy matchup with the Texans Sunday. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 9:35 am
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      7.52 (118th)
    • Cam Newton getting most of first-team reps
      Cam Newton (back) took the majority of first-team reps at practice Thursday.

      Advice: Newton appears on track to return after missing just one game. He'd slide in as a back-end QB1 against the Browns, although he'd come with risk. When Newton is hesitant to use his legs, his fantasy projection is severely capped. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 9:21 am
       
      Questionable
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      16.04 (33rd)
    • Kyle Rudolph not practicing again
      Kyle Rudolph (knee, ankle, groin) is not practicing again Thursday.

      Advice: Rudolph's inability to completely put his sports hernia surgery behind him is a concern. If he is held out Sunday at Miami, Chase Ford will start. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 9:17 am
       
      Questionable
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      4.42 (160th)
    • Roddy White back at practice Thursday
      Roddy White (knee) returned to practice Thursday.

      Advice: He was officially limited. White was just taking a maintenance day Wednesday. The knee doesn't appear to be a real issue, but the 33-year-old's upside is capped by a lack of juice in his legs. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 8:52 am
       
      Questionable
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      10.17 (72nd)
    • 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
      Today, 8:46 am
       
      Questionable
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      14.56 (19th)
    • Travis Kelce's snap count on the rise
      Travis Kelce has played on 80.4 percent of the snaps the last two weeks.

      Advice: Kelce's usage has quietly spiked recently even though Anthony Fasano has been healthy. Kelce ran a season-high 46 routes in Week 14 and backed that up by running 30 in Week 15 -- his third-highest mark of the season. Over the last month, Kelce is fantasy's No. 4 tight end and faces a Steelers defense burnable in every facet this week. He's clearly in play as a TE1 for both season-long and daily players. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 8:40 am
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      8.20 (74th)
    • Justin Forsett is no longer on injury report
      Justin Forsett (ankle, knee) is no longer listed on the injury report.

      Advice: Forsett has rotated out more often that usual the last two weeks, averaging 14.5 carries during that span vs. 22.0 the previous three weeks. Perhaps knee and ankle issues were to blame. Forsett was a full participant in Wednesday's practice, a strong sign he's nearing 100 percent again ahead of Sunday's game at Houston. "I feel good," he said. "This is actually one of the best Wednesdays that I've had in a while. So, my body is feeling good, maintaining, feeling ready to go." Rotoworld.com
      Today, 6:22 am
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      14.00 (23rd)
    • Derek Carr (thumb) limited Wednesday
      Derek Carr (thumb, ankle) was limited in Wednesday's practice.

      Advice: Coach Tony Sparano said Carr made all throws in practice and isn't worried about his status for Sunday's game. Carr has a matchup with Buffalo's top-five pass defense in Week 16. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 4:31 pm
       
      Probable
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      12.28 (81st)
    • Michael Crabtree (knee) doesn't practice
      Michael Crabtree (knee) did not practice Wednesday.

      Advice: Crabtree's status is in question with the 49ers playing on a short week. He'll be updated again on Thursday. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 4:26 pm
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      6.56 (148th)
    • Kyle Rudolph (knee, ankle) misses practice
      Kyle Rudolph (knee, ankle) did not practice Wednesday.

      Advice: Rudolph recently admitted he wasn't completely over his sports-hernia surgery and is now dealing with knee and ankle injuries. He should be considered questionable for Week 16. Chase Ford would start if Rudolph misses time. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 2:08 pm
       
      Questionable
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      4.42 (160th)
    • 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
      Yesterday, 1:46 pm
       
      Questionable
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      10.68 (63rd)
    • Shane Vereen (ankle) limited Wednesday
      Shane Vereen (ankle) was limited in Wednesday's practice.

      Advice: Vereen hasn't had any setbacks with his ankle injury. He'll be a boom-or-bust FLEX option against the Jets for the fantasy finals. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 1:19 pm
       
      Questionable
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      8.94 (89th)
    • 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
      Yesterday, 11:04 am
       
      Questionable
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      14.56 (19th)
    • Roddy White (knee) held out Wednesday
      Roddy White (knee) did not practice Wednesday.

      Advice: It's a new injury for White, who played 57-of-60 snaps in Week 15. White will be a top-25 receiver play if Julio Jones (hip) doesn't return this week. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:55 am
       
      Questionable
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      10.17 (72nd)
    • Cam Newton gets in limited practice Wednesday
      Cam Newton (back) returned to a limited practice Wednesday.

      Advice: He and Derek Anderson split first-team reps with Newton getting back in the swing of things after last Tuesday's car accident. Kelvin Benjamin said Cam threw the ball with his normal "fire" on Wednesday. We'd bet Newton starts Week 16 against the Browns with the Panthers hanging on for dear life in the NFC South. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:44 am
       
      Questionable
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      16.04 (33rd)
    • 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
      Yesterday, 9:30 am
       
      Questionable
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      20.36 (2nd)
    • Aaron Rodgers calls for Pack to re-sign Cobb
      Aaron Rodgers is calling for the Packers to re-sign impending free agent Randall Cobb.

      Advice: GM Ted Thompson faces a tough decision. He's already committed major dollars to Jordy Nelson, and then selected talented WRs Davante Adams and Jeff Janis in the 2014 draft, setting the team up for life after Cobb. But Cobb is one of the best receivers in the league, and Rodgers called it "important" to re-sign him following his first 1,000-yard season. Cobb will likely seek Victor Cruz money at the very least; five years and $43 million with $15.6 million guaranteed. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 7:59 am
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      12.32 (48th)
    • Kyle Rudolph still not 100 percent healthy
      Kyle Rudolph admits he's still not 100 percent healthy after undergoing sports-hernia surgery in September.

      Advice: He missed two months of action. Rudolph has played the past five games and set season-bests in catches (7) and yards (69) last week against the Lions. Neither he nor the coaching staff expect him to be back to full health until training camp next summer. Rudolph's four-year career has been derailed by injuries. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 6:54 am
       
      Questionable
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      4.42 (160th)
    • 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
       
      Questionable
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      10.68 (63rd)
    • 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
      14.56 (19th)
    • Jerry Jones expects game-time call on DeMarco
      Jerry Jones said DeMarco Murray (hand) will likely be a game-time decision for Sunday's home matchup against the Colts.

      Advice: The reports out of Valley Ranch Tuesday morning have been rosy, with both Bryan Broaddus of the team's official site and ESPN's Ed Werder reporting optimism. Murray underwent surgery on his left (non-dominant) hand Monday night and can't do any more damage by playing through it. This is also a borderline must-win game for the Cowboys' playoff hopes. We should have a good idea on Murray's status by Friday afternoon, but official word might not come until at 3pm ET Sunday ahead of the 4:25pm ET kick. Joseph Randle is a priority insurance add. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 9:01 am
       
      Questionable
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      20.36 (2nd)
    • Cam Newton will attempt to throw Tuesday
      Cam Newton (back) will attempt some throws Tuesday.

      Advice: Tuesday is an off day for the Panthers, but they want an early decision on Newton's Week 16 status. Ideally, they'll begin preparations for the Browns Wednesday knowing if it'll be Newton or Derek Anderson. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 6:37 am
       
      Questionable
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      16.04 (33rd)
    • Werder confirms DAL thinks DeMarco can play
      ESPN's Ed Werder confirms the Cowboys "believe" DeMarco Murray (hand) can play in Sunday's game against the Colts.

      Advice: This jibes with a Tuesday morning tweet from DallasCowboys.com's Bryan Broaddus, who said the "early thinking" is Murray will suit up as a full-go -- not insurance. Werder adds that Murray's injury is "easily tolerated" and although the fracture in his left (non-dominant hand) won't heal fully for six weeks, there's no additional risk in playing. Joseph Randle and Lance Dunbar should still be scooped off the waiver wire just in case. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 6:26 am
       
      Questionable
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      20.36 (2nd)
    • Justin Forsett blames stacked box on showing
      Justin Forsett blamed a stacked box for his disappointing 16-48-0 line against the Jaguars Sunday.

      Advice: Forsett's 48 yards were his lowest since Week 9. "Their mindset coming in was to stop the run. ... They were a physical bunch. They've got a great front seven and they did a good job. The box and safeties were down, but it was a good challenge for us." Forsett also appeared to tweak his troublesome ankle in the first half. Practice reports will be worth watching, but he should bounce back as a high-end RB2 against the Texans in Week 16. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 6:06 am
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      14.00 (23rd)
    • 'Early thinking' is DeMarco Murray will play
      According to DallasCowboys.com's Bryan Broaddus, the "early thinking" is DeMarco Murray (hand) will play in Week 16 against the Colts.

      Advice: A former longtime Cowboys and NFL scout, Broaddus is as plugged-in as anyone covering the team. Cowboys VP Stephen Jones stated on Sirius XM Radio Monday that Murray faced an "uphill battle" to face Indianapolis, but that may have been gamesmanship ahead of arguably the biggest game of Week 16. It's worth noting that Murray's band surgery on his hand was performed on his left hand. Murray primarily carries the ball with his right hand. The injury could affect him in pass protection and as a receiver, but Murray should be all systems go as a ball carrier against the Colts. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 4:45 am
       
      Questionable
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      20.36 (2nd)
    • Panthers noncommittal on Cam for Week 16
      Panthers coach Ron Rivera was noncommittal Monday when addressing Cam Newton's (back) Week 16 availability.

      Advice: Rivera gave away "nothing definitive," but did state Cam will start against the Browns "only if he’s certain Newton can protect himself." Added OC Mike Shula, "I know he’s feeling a lot better than he was Friday and Saturday," Shula said. "He’s moving around, just kind of walking around the building a lot better. So that’s good." It will be a good sign if Cam practices on Wednesday. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 2:41 pm
       
      Questionable
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      16.04 (33rd)
    • 'Uphill battle' for DeMarco to play Week 16
      Cowboys VP Stephen Jones conceded on Sirius XM Radio Monday that it will be an "uphill battle" for DeMarco Murray to play Sunday versus Indianapolis.

      Advice: We've seen more upbeat reporters on Murray's chances of playing elsewhere on the internet, but indications coming directly from the team are less optimistic. Jones expressed confidence Murray would play in Week 17 against the Redskins. But it sounds like Joseph Randle is the favorite to start this week against the Colts. Indy has one of the league's leakiest run defenses, and the Cowboys would be facing them at home in a potential shootout. Randle would become a plug-and-play RB2 in fantasy championship week. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 2:19 pm
       
      Questionable
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      20.36 (2nd)
    • DeMarco needs hand surgery, status uncertain
      DeMarco Murray is undergoing Monday surgery to repair a broken band in his left hand, but has yet to be ruled out for Week 16.

      Advice: Murray is specifically dealing with a broken fourth metacarpal. The injury is to his non-ball carrying hand. Per reporter Todd Archer, Emmitt Smith suffered a similar injury in his playing days, and missed only one game. It's clearly not a long-term concern, but the Cowboys will be in a world of trouble if they lose to the Colts on Sunday. For now, owners should consider Murray truly day to day. If Murray can't go, Joseph Randle and Lance Dunbar will form a committee in his absence, with Randle likely handling early downs and Dunbar getting passing work. Even if Murray suits up for Week 16, it's possible he'll be limited. Brittle through the first three years of his NFL career, Murray's first injury of 2014 couldn't be worse timed, though the Cowboys have been tempting fate with his massive workloads. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 11:38 am
       
      Questionable
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      20.36 (2nd)
    • 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
      14.56 (19th)
    • Torrey Smith plays 52-of-64 snaps in Week 15
      Torrey Smith played 52-of-64 (81.25 percent) of the snaps in the Week 15 win over the Jaguars.

      Advice: Smith battled a knee sprain in Week 14, which limited him to 15 snaps. He barely practiced ahead of the Jacksonville game and was listed as probable, though some Ravens beat writers believed Smith was closer to doubtful. It didn't end up that way. Smith played his normal snap rate, but did nothing with his three targets, catching just two of them for 16 yards. He dropped the other one and also took a holding penalty. Smith will be fine as a WR2 for Week 16 in Houston. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 8:05 am
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      7.52 (118th)
    • DeMarco Murray scores twice against Eagles
      DeMarco Murray had 31 carries for 81 yards and two touchdowns in Sunday night's Week 15 win over the Eagles.

      Advice: Both of Murray's touchdowns came at the goal-line, but he was otherwise held in check. Murray wasn't involved in the pass game this week, adding just one catch for three yards. He now needs to average 157 rushing yards over the Cowboys' final two games to reach 2,000 for the season. Murray will be a top-three running back play against the Colts in Week 16. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 9:16 pm
       
      Questionable
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      20.36 (2nd)
    • Michael Crabtree limited to 19 total yards
      Michael Crabtree caught 3-of-3 targets for 19 yards in San Francisco's Week 15 loss to the Seahawks.

      Advice: Crabtree closes the book on San Francisco's two 2014 matchups with the Seahawks having caught six passes for 29 yards. Richard Sherman is getting the last laugh after last season's NFC Championship Game. Crabtree will remain a barely-there WR4 for next week's showdown with the Chargers. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 4:40 pm
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      6.56 (148th)
    • Rudolph goes 7-69 against Lions
      Kyle Rudolph caught seven balls for 69 yards in the Vikings' Week 15 loss to the Lions.

      Advice: He secured all seven of his targets. This was easily Rudolph's best game since returning from sports hernia surgery. He'll be a lower-end streamer option in Week 16 against a Dolphins defense that is normally very stingy in tight end coverage. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 4:18 pm
       
      Questionable
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      4.42 (160th)
    • 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
      Sunday, 3:03 pm
       
      Questionable
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      10.68 (63rd)
    • Shane Vereen vultures score from Blount
      Shane Vereen rushed six times for five yards and a touchdown in the Patriots' Week 15 win over the Dolphins, adding a 12-yard reception.

      Advice: Vereen continued to disappoint as a receiving threat, but surprisingly vultured a three-yard score from LeGarrette Blount in the second quarter. The Pats' ground attack had no rhyme or reason this afternoon, with Jonas Gray getting re-involved and actually leading the team in touches. Vereen will be a boom-or-bust FLEX option against the Jets for the fantasy finals. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 2:54 pm
       
      Questionable
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      8.94 (89th)
    • Torrey Smith goes 2-16 in Week 15 win
      Torrey Smith caught two passes for 16 yards in the Ravens' Week 15 win over the Jaguars.

      Advice: Battling a sprained knee, Smith got the start but was targeted just three times. He did more harm than good out there. Near the end of the first half, Smith was whistled for holding then dropped a ball deep down the middle on the next play. Smith could use a week off, but it doesn't appear he'll get one. He'll be a WR2/3 next week when the Ravens travel to take on the Texans. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 2:34 pm
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      7.52 (118th)
    • Roddy White goes 7-58-1 in Week 15 loss
      Roddy White caught seven passes for 58 yards and one touchdown in the Falcons' Week 15 loss to the Steelers.

      Advice: He was targeted 10 times, but still finished second on the team behind Harry Douglas (14) in the category with Julio Jones (hip) inactive. White worked mostly against CB Antwon Blake, who was filling in for Ike Taylor on Sunday. White's score came from four yards away in the fourth quarter. He'll be a WR2/3 next week against the Saints, whom he posted 6-72-1 against in the season opener. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 2:24 pm
       
      Questionable
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      10.17 (72nd)
    • A.J. Green catches just five passes vs. CLE
      A.J. Green caught 5-of-11 targets for 49 yards in the Bengals' Week 15 rout of the Browns.

      Advice: The quiet day came despite the fact that shutdown Browns CB Joe Haden missed over half the game with a shoulder injury. Green did early work on Haden, and could have had a long touchdown if not for a poorly-thrown ball from Andy Dalton. Dalton was terrible all afternoon, limiting Green's upside on a day where the Bengals ran it down Cleveland's throat. Green will be a low-end WR1 against the Broncos in the fantasy finals. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 2:21 pm
       
      Probable
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      14.28 (22nd)
    • Kelce gets loose for touchdown in blowout win
      Travis Kelce caught 5-of-6 targets for 59 yards and a touchdown Week 15 against the Raiders.

      Advice: Kelce was targeted twice on the first drive of the game and was involved in the passing game throughout. His score came on a 20-yard catch in the third quarter. Kelce caught a quick slant at around the 15-yard line and then ran through four Raiders' defenders into the end zone. Kelce has all the makings of a fantasy superstar, but he is somewhat limited by the Chiefs' offense. He will still be a low-end TE1 Week 15 against the Steelers. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 2:11 pm
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      8.20 (74th)
    • Forsett manages just 48 yards in Week 15 win
      Justin Forsett rushed for 48 yards on 16 carries in the Ravens' Week 15 win over the Jaguars.

      Advice: Forsett had a mouthwatering matchup on paper, but the Jaguars have been playing better defense for the better part of two months now. This game was sloppy and dominated by five field goals and a special teams touchdown. Forsett should find more running room in Week 16 against the Texans provided he's healthy. Forsett has battled an ankle injury lately and briefly exited Sunday's game in the first half to be looked at by trainers. He'll be a borderline RB1/2. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 1:49 pm
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      14.00 (23rd)
    • Cobb goes 7-96 receiving against Bills
      Randall Cobb secured 7-of-13 targets for 96 yards in the Packers' Week 15 loss to the Bills.

      Advice: He added three rushes for 15 yards. Green Bay unofficially had no explosive plays in the passing game until Aaron Rodgers hit Cobb up the middle off play action for a 20-yard gain midway through the third quarter. Cobb wound up leading Green Bay in receiving as Jordy Nelson struggled to get open against Buffalo's physical corners on the perimeter. Expect Cobb to keep eating when the Packers head to Tampa Bay for Week 16. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 1:35 pm
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      12.32 (48th)
    • Derek Carr has a disastrous game against KC
      Derek Carr completed 27-of-56 passes for 222 yards and a touchdown in the Raiders' Week 15 blowout loss to the Chiefs.

      Advice: Perhaps the most damning fact about Carr's day is his stat line was significantly helped by garbage time. He was averaging less than three yards an attempt well into the second half and should have thrown at least three interceptions. Carr found no help on his sideline. The Raiders' coaching staff abandoned the run despite the game being close well into the second half and Carr being under almost constant pressure. It was a disaster all around. Carr is best left on the wire in even the deepest of leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 1:28 pm
       
      Probable
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      12.28 (81st)
    • Torrey Smith active and starting vs. Jaguars
      Torrey Smith (knee) is active for Week 15 against the Jaguars.

      Advice: He's expected to start. Smith reportedly looked much better in pregame warmups than he did during the practice week, but it remains possible he's on a snap count. Start Smith at your own risk. Also inactive for the Ravens are CB Antoine Cason, RB Lorenzo Taliaferro, WR Michael Campanaro, LB Arthur Brown, DT Terrence Cody, DL DeAngelo Tyson, and OL Gino Gradkowski. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 8:39 am
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      7.52 (118th)
    • 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
      Sunday, 8:23 am
       
      Questionable
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      14.56 (19th)
    • Panthers optimistic on Cam Newton for Week 16
      According to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, the Panthers are optimistic Cam Newton (back) can return for Week 16.

      Advice: Derek Anderson will start in a plus spot at home against the Bucs Sunday. But Newton's injury, similar to the one Tony Romo sustained early this season, isn't overly serious. He's "day to day." Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 7:51 am
       
      Questionable
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      16.04 (33rd)
    • Shane Vereen to play Week 15
      ESPN's Adam Schefter reports Shane Vereen (ankle) will play Week 15 against the Dolphins.

      Advice: No surprise despite the questionable tag. Vereen is merely an RB3 against Miami. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 7:24 am
       
      Questionable
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      8.94 (89th)
    • 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
      Sunday, 7:12 am
       
      Questionable
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      14.56 (19th)
    • Julio Jones' (hip) status still undetermined
      NFL Network's Jeff Darlington reports Julio Jones (hip) remains a "legitimate game-time decision."

      Advice: Jones was able to run on Saturday after not practicing all week, but the team still wants to put him through a pre-game workout before making a decision on his status. Inactives are due in about an hour and 40 minutes for the Steelers and Falcons' 1 PM ET kickoff. Even if Jones plays, he may end up a mere decoy. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 6:47 am
       
      Questionable
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      14.56 (19th)
    • Julio Jones 'can barely run,' would be decoy
      The Atlanta Journal-Constitution's D. Orlando Ledbetter said Julio Jones (hip, questionable) "can barely run" and would be a "decoy" if he does play.

      Advice: Ledbetter went on to say he does not think Jones will be active Week 15 against the Steelers. Jones' playing status likely will not be determined until Sunday morning, but it appears Jones will be at far less than 100 percent even if he suits up. Jones is shaping up as a player to avoid even in an excellent matchup against the Steelers' leaky secondary. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 7:29 am
       
      Questionable
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      14.56 (19th)
    • Shane Vereen (ankle) officially questionable
      Shane Vereen (ankle) is listed as questionable for Week 15.

      Advice: The Patriots also listed Vereen as questionable last week. He's not in any danger of missing Sunday's game. Vereen won't be more than a game-flow dependent RB3 against Miami. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 1:42 pm
       
      Questionable
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      8.94 (89th)
    • Torrey Smith listed as probable
      Updating a previous item, Torrey Smith (knee) is listed as probable for Week 15.

      Advice: According to beat writer Aaron Wilson, however, "it's more like questionable to doubtful." Even if Torrey plays against the Jaguars, it's quite conceivable he could again be on a snap count. He's someone to avoid in fantasy. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 12:28 pm
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      7.52 (118th)
    • Torrey Smith pessimistic about availability
      Torrey Smith (questionable, knee) hinted Friday that it might be better if he doesn't play in Week 15 against the Jaguars.

      Advice: Smith called his availability dependent on his own pain tolerance. "Sometimes, it's better for coach to save me from myself," he said. We're betting against Smith playing Sunday versus Jacksonville, which would give Kamar Aiken the start opposite Steve Smith Sr. Marlon Brown could also have a bigger role. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 10:33 am
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      7.52 (118th)
    • Julio listed questionable for Week 15 vs. PIT
      Julio Jones (hip) is questionable for Week 15 against the Steelers.

      Advice: As expected. The Falcons aren't going to give us anything besides coach Mike Smith's rosy outlooks. Jones is shaping up as a real game-time decision after a round of DNPs this week. He's an obvious must-start against Steelers RCB William Gay if he plays, but Jones will be someone to watch Sunday morning. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 9:22 am
       
      Questionable
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      14.56 (19th)
    • Torrey Smith practicing on Friday
      Torrey Smith (knee) returned to practice Friday.

      Advice: However, he looked "extremely gimpy and uncomfortable" while running routes due to his sprained right knee. We're not expecting Smith to play vs. Jacksonville. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 9:01 am
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      7.52 (118th)
    • Julio Jones misses another practice Friday
      Julio Jones (hip) remained sidelined at Friday's practice.

      Advice: Jones is shaping up as a full-blown game-time decision. Expect him to be listed as questionable on the final injury report this afternoon. Jones is a must-start if he's active against the Steelers, but owners need to have other options at the ready in case he can't play. Harry Douglas would be next up for Atlanta. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 8:22 am
       
      Questionable
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      14.56 (19th)
    • Shane Vereen still limited on Thursday
      Shane Vereen (ankle) remained limited on Thursday.

      Advice: The shaky FLEX play is in no danger of missing Sunday's game against the Dolphins. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 1:19 pm
       
      Questionable
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      8.94 (89th)
    • Roddy White still 'limited' on Thursday
      Roddy White (ankle) remained limited on Thursday.

      Advice: The Falcons are limiting White's reps after he escaped Monday's loss without setbacks. White has admitted he's not 100 percent, but played 63-of-67 snaps against the Packers. He'll be a target hog against the Steelers if Julio Jones (hip) can't suit up. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 1:12 pm
       
      Questionable
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      10.17 (72nd)
    • Torrey Smith (knee) sits again on Thursday
      Torrey Smith (knee) remained sidelined on Thursday.

      Advice: Barring a surprise Friday return, Smith is looking very likely to miss Sunday's game against the Jaguars after his knee swelled up in Week 14 pre-game warmups. His status will be updated within the next 24 hours. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 12:48 pm
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      7.52 (118th)
    • Panthers unsure when Cam Newton will practice
      The Panthers are unsure when Cam Newton (back) will resume practicing.

      Advice: Newton has yet to be formally ruled out for Week 15, but that should happen on Friday. The real question is his Week 16 status. The Panthers' decision could be affected by the way things play out in the NFC South this weekend. Amazingly, the 4-8-1 Panthers are still alive for the division crown. Derek Anderson is starting against the Bucs. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 11:43 am
       
      Questionable
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      16.04 (33rd)
    • Norv: Kyle Rudolph isn't 100 percent healthy
      Vikings OC Norv Turner admits TE Kyle Rudolph (groin) still isn't 100 percent.

      Advice: Norval doesn't expect Rudolph to be back to full health until next season. Rudolph missed Weeks 4-10 after undergoing sports-hernia surgery, and has just seven catches in four games since returning. The No. 43 overall pick of the 2011 draft, Rudolph's career has thus far been an injury-prone disappointment. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 11:01 am
       
      Questionable
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      4.42 (160th)
    • Shane Vereen (ankle) limited Wednesday
      Shane Vereen (ankle) was limited in Wednesday's practice.

      Advice: Vereen has been held under 40 total yards the last two weeks. He won't be more than a game-flow dependent RB3 against Miami. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 1:55 pm
       
      Questionable
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      8.94 (89th)
    • Roddy White (ankle) limited Wednesday
      Roddy White (ankle) was limited in Wednesday's practice.

      Advice: It confirms White didn't have any setbacks in Monday night's loss. With Julio Jones up in the air for Week 15, he could see an increase in targets. White is on the WR2 radar against the Steelers. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 12:23 pm
       
      Questionable
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      10.17 (72nd)
    • Torrey Smith (knee) misses practice Wednesday
      Torrey Smith (knee) did not practice Wednesday.

      Advice: Smith played through his knee sprain last week, but was limited to 15 snaps. He should be considered questionable for Week 15 against Jacksonville. Kamar Aiken would likely draw the start if Smith is held out. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 10:46 am
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      7.52 (118th)
    • Cam Newton (back) released from the hospital
      Cam Newton was released from the Carolinas Medical Center on Wednesday morning after spending the night in the hospital following his Tuesday car accident.

      Advice: The Panthers are calling Newton day-to-day. He's dealing with general soreness and two fractured transverse processes in his back. Newton is fully expected to sit out Week 15 against the Bucs, leaving Derek Anderson in the saddle as the starter. Anderson completed 24-of-34 passes for 230 yards and two touchdowns in a Week 1 spot start against Tampa Bay. He'll be on the DFS radar at minimum price. Newton has a shot to play Week 16 against Cleveland. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 8:37 am
       
      Questionable
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      16.04 (33rd)
    • Roddy White admits he's not 100 percent
      Roddy White conceded he's not 100 percent healthy.

      Advice: White has been battling an ankle issue the past few weeks, but played 63-of-67 snaps Monday night against the Packers. He'll be in the lineup for Week 15 against the Steelers, and the Falcons may have to lean on him even more if Julio Jones (hip) is unable to play. White will run most of his routes at the left cornerback, which will either be Ike Taylor or Antwon Blake on Sunday. The matchup doesn't get much tastier. White will be on the WR2 radar at the Georgia Dome. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 7:06 am
       
      Questionable
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      10.17 (72nd)
    • Cam Newton considered likely to miss Week 15
      The Charlotte Observer reports Cam Newton (back) is likely to miss Week 15.

      Advice: "Right now it's all about Cam's well being," were the words of a Panthers spokesman. Newton is dealing with two transverse process fractures in his lower back, an injury that cost Tony Romo a game earlier this season. It's not a long-term issue, but could threaten the rest of Newton's 2014. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 4:27 pm
       
      Questionable
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      16.04 (33rd)
    • Cowboys not slowing down with Murray
      The Cowboys still have no plans to curtail DeMarco Murray's workload.

      Advice: Murray is in a walk year, and the Cowboys seem to have no bones about riding him until the wheels fall off. "DeMarco is a guy who has shown he can handle the workload, both as a runner and a receiver," coach Jason Garrett said. "He wants more. He never wants to come out of the game. ... He’s a bell cow player and it doesn’t look like he’s slowing down at all to me." For his part, Murray says he feels as good as he has all season despite touching the ball a whopping 41 times in Week 14. Murray needs to average just over 131 yards rushing over the Cowboys' final three games to reach 2,000 for the season. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 3:24 pm
       
      Questionable
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      20.36 (2nd)
    • Report: Torrey Smith 'long shot' for Week 15
      Sports With Coleman reports Torrey Smith (sprained knee) is a "long shot" to suit up for Week 15.

      Advice: This isn't a typical Rotoworld source, so take it with a grain of salt. According to Coleman, Smith's knee is "quite sore." It's not surprising considering Smith's knee swelled up before Sunday's game, limiting him to 15 snaps as a decoy. Smith's status will be updated no later than Wednesday afternoon. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 12:00 pm
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      7.52 (118th)
    • Roddy White goes 3-42-1 in Week 14 return
      Roddy White caught three passes for 42 yards and one touchdown in the Falcons' Week 14 loss to the Packers.

      Advice: Making his return from an ankle injury, White was targeted five times, while Julio Jones was just destroying the Packers' secondary for an 11-259-1 line on 17 targets. White didn't catch his touchdown until after Jones was forced from the game midway through the fourth quarter with a hip injury. White didn't appear 100 percent himself, but he should be fine for Week 15 against the Steelers. He projects to run most of his routes against LCB Ike Taylor, providing Taylor is healthy after hurting his knee Sunday. Taylor has been beaten like a drum the past two weeks. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 10:04 pm
       
      Questionable
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      10.17 (72nd)
    • Randall Cobb goes 4-58 on five targets
      Randall Cobb caught four passes for 58 yards in the Packers' Week 14 win over the Falcons.

      Advice: He was targeted five times, finishing behind both Jordy Nelson (10) and Eddie Lacy (9). Cobb drew mostly slot CB Josh Wilson and RCB Robert McClain in coverage. He didn't have much trouble with them, but Nelson was just dominating on the outside. Cobb should fare much better in Week 15 at Buffalo. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 10:00 pm
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      12.32 (48th)
    • Roddy White active Monday night vs. Packers
      Roddy White (ankle) is active for Monday night's Week 14 game against the Packers.

      Advice: As expected. White is back in the lineup after sitting out Week 13. He'll be hard to trust as anything more than a WR3, but at least the Falcons should be throwing the ball a lot Monday night. Inactive for the Falcons are CB Robert Alford (wrist), QB Sean Renfree, S Charles Godfrey, LB Tyler Starr, OT Jonathan Scott, DE Stansly Maponga, and LB Justin Anderson. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 8, 4:02 pm
       
      Questionable
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      10.17 (72nd)
    • Report: Roddy White will play on Monday night
      ESPN's Lisa Salters reported Roddy White (questionable, ankle) will be active on Monday Night Football against the Packers.

      Advice: This was expected after Roddy practiced on Saturday and essentially guaranteed he will play at Lambeau. Salters also reported Packers RCB Sam Shields (concussion) will play on Monday night. The Packers are whopping 13-point favorites facing the Falcons. White will be a candidate for double-digit targets, particularly if Green Bay jumps out to an early-game lead. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 8, 1:08 pm
       
      Questionable
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      10.17 (72nd)
    • Shane Vereen does little against Chargers
      Shane Vereen had three catches for 30 yards in the Patriots' Week 14 win over the Chargers.

      Advice: He got just one carry behind LeGarrette Blount. Vereen saw a red-zone target in the second quarter, but couldn't come down with the catch. He won't be more than a game-flow dependent RB3 for Week 15 against the Dolphins. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 7, 9:29 pm
       
      Questionable
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      8.94 (89th)
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