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    • DeAndre Hopkins can't practice, questionable
      DeAndre Hopkins (ankle) missed his third straight day of practice Friday and is listed as questionable for Week 16.

      Advice: Coach Bill O'Brien continues to call Hopkins a game-time decision, but it's not looking good for him to play against the Ravens. It's probably just as well with Case Keenum at quarterback and Andre Johnson (concussion, probable) returning to siphon targets. Hopkins would've been a high-risk WR3 play. Rotoworld.com
      29 minutes ago
       
      Questionable
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      10.17 (71st)
    • Dwayne Bowe expected to play Sunday
      Dwayne Bowe (illness, questionable) didn't practice all week, but is expected to play Sunday against Pittsburgh.

      Advice: Coach Andy Reid said he's planning on having Bowe out there against the Steelers. Pittsburgh is without SS Troy Polamalu and LCB Ike Taylor. If Bowe were ever going to score a touchdown, this week is as good a bet as any. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 12:38 pm
       
      Questionable
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      6.58 (147th)
    • Daniel Thomas listed as doubtful
      Daniel Thomas (knee) is listed as doubtful for Week 16.

      Advice: Damien Williams will back up Lamar Miller against the Vikings. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 12:35 pm
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      2.56 (2545th)
    • Kyle Rudolph listed as doubtful
      Kyle Rudolph (ankle/knee) is listed as doubtful for Week 16.

      Advice: Chase Ford and Rhett Ellison will share tight end duties at Miami. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 12:15 pm
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      4.42 (160th)
    • A.J. Green practices in full
      A.J. Green (illness) returned to a full practice on Friday.

      Advice: He'll be all systems go for Monday night's game versus Denver. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 11:45 am
       
      Probable
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      14.28 (22nd)
    • DeMarco Murray listed as questionable
      DeMarco Murray (hand) is listed as questionable for Week 16 after getting in a third straight limited practice on Friday.

      Advice: This was expected. It's also expected that Murray will be active and start Sunday's game versus the Colts. Fantasy owners should continue to monitor the situation and have Murray handcuffed with Joseph Randle, but it would be a major surprise if DeMarco weren't out there with the ones for Sunday's game. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 11:41 am
       
      Questionable
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      20.36 (2nd)
    • Stanton might back up Lindley vs. Seahawks
      Cardinals coach Bruce Arians suggested Friday that Drew Stanton (knee) could be active for Sunday's game versus Seattle to serve as Ryan Lindley's backup.

      Advice: Arians confirmed Lindley will start. Stanton is dealing with ACL and MCL sprains in his knee, but the Cardinals obviously have very little confidence in rookie Logan Thomas. We still don't see any scenario where Stanton plays. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 11:39 am
       
      Questionable
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (2423rd)
    • Robbie Gould listed as out for Week 16
      Bears K Robbie Gould (quadriceps) has been ruled out for Week 16.

      Advice: Gould will be replaced by Jay Feely in Sunday's clash with Detroit Rotoworld.com
      Today, 11:00 am
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      7.17 (1758th)
    • Eddie Lacy listed as probable for Week 16
      Eddie Lacy (eye) is listed as probable for Week 16.

      Advice: Goggled or not goggled, Fat Eddie is a top-five RB1 Sunday at Tampa Bay. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 10:51 am
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      15.95 (13th)
    • Drew Stanton 'does nothing' in practice
      Drew Stanton (sprained ACL, MCL) "did nothing" during the portion of practice that is open to the media Friday.

      Advice: The Cardinals listed Stanton as "limited" in Thursday's practice, but there's no way he's playing on Sunday Night Football. Perhaps the Cards were trying to create the illusion he might start ahead of a division game versus Seattle. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 10:32 am
       
      Questionable
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (2423rd)
    • Jonathan Stewart will make start vs. Browns
      Coach Ron Rivera announced Jonathan Stewart will start Week 16 against the Browns.

      Advice: DeAngelo Williams (hand) will only be used in an "emergency," leaving Stewart to handle another 20-plus carries against a suspect Cleveland run defense. With Cam Newton back under center, it should open up more running lanes than Stewart saw with Derek Anderson in Week 15. Stewart is in the RB2 discussion. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 9:51 am
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      10.09 (70th)
    • Cam Newton probable for Week 16 vs. Browns
      Cam Newton (back) is listed as probable for Week 16 against the Browns.

      Advice: He'll make the start and be a high-end QB2 with unlimited upside. Derek Anderson heads back to holding the clipboard with a 2-0 record across two spot starts. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 9:45 am
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      16.04 (33rd)
    • 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
      Today, 8:46 am
       
      Questionable
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      14.56 (19th)
    • DeMarco Murray (hand) expected to play Sun.
      ESPN's Adam Schefter reports the Cowboys have left the decision to play Week 16 against the Colts up to DeMarco Murray (hand), "in which case he will definitely opt to play."

      Advice: Murray's going to give it a go Sunday. He has an outside shot at netting 2,000 rushing yards -- he currently sits at 1,687 -- and is said to have a high pain tolerance. Murray's broken bone is in his left (non-dominant) hand. If he suits up, owners have to play him. Murray is having an historic season and has a plus Week 16 matchup against a leaky Colts run defense. We can't expect Murray to carry it 30 times, but 20-plus touches is doable. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 7:56 am
       
      Questionable
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      20.36 (2nd)
    • Report: Texans leaning toward starting Keenum
      NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports the Texans are leaning toward starting Case Keenum at quarterback for Week 16 against the Ravens.

      Advice: As expected. Keenum simply knows the offense better as a whole than Thad Lewis. Keenum spent the summer with the Texans, while Lewis was signed just a few weeks ago. Neither Keenum nor Lewis would be on the fantasy radar. The Ravens may have a suspect secondary, but they have a dominant pass rush. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 7:10 am
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      13.50 (62nd)
    • Eddie Lacy (eye) says he's 'very blind'
      Speaking Thursday, Eddie Lacy (eye) said he's "very blind" and may have to wear goggles for Week 16 against the Bucs.

      Advice: Lacy's eye is irritated due to an issue with his contact lens. He hopes to be able to wear contacts for the game Sunday, but left the door open for him to pull off the Eric Dickerson look. Either way, Lacy's status for Week 16 isn't in serious question, though he and James Starks could split work more evenly than last week. Lacy is currently our No. 5 running back for fantasy title week. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 6:35 am
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      15.95 (13th)
    • Cam Newton fully expected to start vs. Browns
      Coach Ron Rivera said Cam Newton (back) is on target to start Week 16 against the Browns.

      Advice: Rivera will formally announce a decision this morning. Newton took the majority of the first-team reps in Thursday's practice as a full participant. He'll be a high-end QB2 with obvious upside against the Browns' stout pass defense. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 6:07 am
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      16.04 (33rd)
    • Marcedes Lewis scores touchdown in vicotry
      Marcedes Lewis caught 2-of-3 targets for six yards and a touchdown in the Jags' Week 16 win over the Titans.

      Advice: Lewis' score came on a well-executed fade in the second quarter. It was his first touchdown since Week 2. Going on 31, Lewis is signed for a hefty $6.65 million next season. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:05 pm
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      3.13 (224th)
    • Jordan Todman totals 76 yards versus Titans
      Jordan Todman rushed five times for 71 yards and a touchdown in the Jaguars' Week 16 win over the Titans, adding two catches for five yards.

      Advice: Todman had the play of the night in the fourth quarter. With the Jags running a fake reverse, Todman took the handoff, made one cut and was off to the races for a 62-yard touchdown. Todman showed serious speed in housing his first score of the year. He could be in for a bigger role in Week 17 if Toby Gerhart (ribs) can't go. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:01 pm
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      3.61 (2399th)
    • Drew Stanton surprisingly back at practice
      Cardinals QB Drew Stanton (sprained ACL, MCL) returned to practice Thursday, getting in a limited session.

      Advice: It's an eye-brow raiser, but there's still little reason to believe Stanton will be ready to return just 10 days after spraining his knee. The Cardinals are likely just trying to confuse the situation for the Seahawks. It is a sign, however, that Week 17 could be a realistic possibility. Stanton's status will be updated on Friday, but we fully expect Ryan Lindley to be under center for Week 16. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 4:19 pm
       
      Questionable
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (2423rd)
    • DeAndre Hopkins (ankle) game-time decision
      The Texans consider DeAndre Hopkins (ankle) a game-time decision for Week 16.

      Advice: Hopkins missed Wednesday and Thursday's practices. The "game-time decision" label should be taken with a grain of salt, as Texans coach Bill O'Brien fancies himself a spymaster, and would apply the GTD tag to a player even if they were only battling a cold. For now, owners need to sit tight and wait for more information to emerge. A back-up plan is definitely in order. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 1:08 pm
       
      Questionable
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      10.17 (71st)
    • 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
      Yesterday, 12:54 pm
       
      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
      Yesterday, 12:53 pm
       
      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
      Yesterday, 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
      Yesterday, 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
      Yesterday, 11:32 am
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      16.04 (33rd)
    • Eddie Lacy (eye) remains limited on Thursday
      Eddie Lacy (eye) remained limited on Thursday.

      Advice: Lacy's health is not a concern for the fantasy finals. He's locked in as a top-five RB1 for Week 16. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 11:29 am
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      15.95 (13th)
    • 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
      Yesterday, 10:59 am
       
      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
      Yesterday, 10:28 am
       
      Probable
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      14.28 (22nd)
    • Dwayne Bowe misses another practice
      Dwayne Bowe (flu) is not practicing Thursday.

      Advice: Bowe also sat out Wednesday's session. He'll likely be fine for Sunday's game at Pittsburgh, but is a WR4 even in ideal matchups like this one. Bowe has zero touchdowns in 13 games played this season. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:52 am
       
      Questionable
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      6.58 (147th)
    • 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
      Yesterday, 9:21 am
       
      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
      Yesterday, 9:17 am
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      4.42 (160th)
    • 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
      Yesterday, 8:46 am
       
      Questionable
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      14.56 (19th)
    • Report: Keenum tentatively expected to start
      CBS' Jason La Canfora says "every expectation" is that Case Keenum will start Sunday's game against the Ravens.

      Advice: Bill O'Brien isn't tipping his hand between Keenum and Thad Lewis. But Keenum makes more sense as he was with the team throughout the offseason program and training camp before losing his backup job to Tom Savage and Ryan Mallett. However, Keenum was brutal in four preseason games going 28-of-52 (53.8%) for 254 yards (4.88 YPA) with zero touchdowns and two interceptions, good for a 51.3 passer rating. He's not even a two-quarterback league option against a Ravens defense that can cover their secondary woes with a swarming front seven. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 6:51 am
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      13.50 (62nd)
    • DeAndre Hopkins (ankle) misses practice
      DeAndre Hopkins (ankle) did not practice Wednesday.

      Advice: Hopkins played all 72 snaps in Sunday's loss, so it's not clear when he suffered the injury. With Andre Johnson returning this week and Thad Lewis or Case Keenum expected to start, Hopkins should be avoided as a fantasy option. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 2:50 pm
       
      Questionable
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      10.17 (71st)
    • 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
      Wednesday, 2:08 pm
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      4.42 (160th)
    • Eddie Lacy (eye) limited Wednesday
      Eddie Lacy (eye) was limited in Wednesday's practice.

      Advice: The Packers listed Lacy with an eye injury, so this isn't related to his hip issue. With 100 total yards in seven straight games, Lacy is locked in as an RB1 for Week 16 against the Bucs. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 11:49 am
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      15.95 (13th)
    • 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
      14.56 (19th)
    • 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
      Wednesday, 10:44 am
       
      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
      Wednesday, 9:30 am
       
      Questionable
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      20.36 (2nd)
    • 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
      Wednesday, 6:54 am
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      4.42 (160th)
    • 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
       
      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)
    • '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)
    • Bears K Gould among MNF inactives
      Bears declared K Robbie Gould, S Chris Conte, OL Michael Ola, DE Trevor Scott, DT Brandon Dunn, QB David Fales, and CB Terrance Mitchell inactive for Monday night's Week 15 game against the Saints.

      Advice: Jay Feely will handle kicking duties for the second straight week with Gould battling a quad injury. DT Jay Ratliff (knee) is active and will start on the inside. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 4:21 pm
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      7.17 (1758th)
    • 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
       
      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)
    • Texans bring back Case Keenum after injuries
      Texans signed QB Case Keenum off the Rams' practice squad.

      Advice: It made too much sense. The Texans lost Ryan Fitzpatrick to a broken leg and rookie Tom Savage to a potentially-serious knee injury in Week 15, leaving Thad Lewis as the only healthy QB on the roster. Keenum was part of Houston's final cuts in the summer and knows the offense. He may even be asked to start Week 16 against the Ravens if Lewis hasn't fully picked up the system. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 6:28 am
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      13.50 (62nd)
    • 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)
    • 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
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      4.42 (160th)
    • Marcedes Lewis goes 2-22 in Week 15 loss
      Marcedes Lewis caught two passes for 22 yards in the Jaguars' Week 15 loss to the Ravens.

      Advice: He was targeted three times, but dropped his other pass on 2nd-and-8 to kill the Jaguars' opening possession. Lewis is best used as a blocker and not as a pass catcher at this stage of his career. He's a TE3. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 2:32 pm
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      3.13 (224th)
    • J-Stew gets 23 touches in Week 15
      Jonathan Stewart managed 73 yards on 22 carries and caught a six-yard pass in the Panthers' Week 15 win over the Buccaneers.

      Advice: Stewart lost a fumble in scoring position in the third quarter, making this a mediocre fantasy performance when it could've been an excellent one. Stewart again fumbled in the fourth quarter, but thankfully recovered it. Stewart deserves to keep the Panthers' feature back job for Week 16 against the Browns, but we can't guarantee it. DeAngelo Williams (hand) is tentatively due back. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 2:26 pm
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      10.09 (70th)
    • 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)
    • DeAndre Hopkins a target monster in loss
      DeAndre Hopkins caught five passes for 77 yards in Sunday's Week 15 loss at Indy.

      Advice: Hopkins saw a season-high 13 targets, a predictable number once Andre Johnson (concussion) was ruled out. No other Texan had more than four targets. The problem was that Hopkins saw Vontae Davis' side too often and Tom Savage was overwhelmed in a relief role. A Week 16 matchup against the Ravens is tasty on paper, but Johnson's likely return and Savage's woes make Hopkins a risky WR3 play despite Sunday's volume. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 2:16 pm
       
      Questionable
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      10.17 (71st)
    • Bowe makes a couple big plays against Raiders
      Dwayne Bowe caught 3-of-7 targets for 69 yards Week 15 against the Raiders.

      Advice: Bowe's 37-yard catch in the second quarter was his longest reception of the year, and he was ruled out of bounds on another long catch. Bowe had more than 45 yards in a game for the first time since Week 10, and it was only the fourth time all season he surpassed 60 yards receiving. Even with the "breakout," Bowe should not be owned in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 2:04 pm
       
      Questionable
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      6.58 (147th)
    • Eddie Lacy only Packer to show up Sunday
      Eddie Lacy rushed 15 times for 97 yards and a touchdown and caught two balls for 11 yards in the Packers' Week 15 loss to Buffalo.

      Advice: He's now gone over 100 total yards in seven straight games. Amid concerns regarding his Week 14 hip bruise, Lacy got the start and dominated Buffalo's defense in the early going. By the 14:14 mark in the second quarter, he had eight rushes for 72 yards and a touchdown. The Packers were forced to throw the football after falling behind, limiting Lacy's second-half rushing work. James Starks finished with just five touches to Lacy's 17. Lock in Lacy as an RB1 entering a Week 16 date with the Buccaneers. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 1:26 pm
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      15.95 (13th)
    • Mort: Drew Stanton (knee) likely out 4 weeks
      Appearing on Sunday NFL Countdown, ESPN's Chris Mortensen reported Drew Stanton (knee) is likely to miss four weeks.

      Advice: Stanton has sprained ACL and MCLs, which means they're partially torn. The four-week timetable would put Stanton back for the Divisional Round of the playoffs. Arizona desperately needs to win the NFC West and clinch a first-round bye, though we don't believe the talent gap between Stanton and Ryan Lindley is as great as some are making it out to be. Both players are very mediocre. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 9:42 am
       
      Questionable
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (2423rd)
    • Eddie Lacy (hip) active for Week 15 @ Buffalo
      Eddie Lacy is active for Week 15 at Buffalo.

      Advice: Beat writers expect Lacy to share the workload with James Starks, but the Packers were hoping to divvy up the workload even before he suffered a hip bruise. Lacy is a borderline RB1 against a sagging Bills run defense. The Packers' Week 15 inactives are QB Scott Tolzien, CB Davon House, LB Carl Bradford, C Garth Gerhart, TE Justin Perillo, WR Jeff Janis, and DT Bruce Gaston. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 8:38 am
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      15.95 (13th)
    • 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
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      16.04 (33rd)
    • 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)
    • Robbie Gould (quad) listed questionable
      Bears K Robbie Gould (quad) is listed as questionable for Week 15.

      Advice: Gould practiced on a limited basis after sitting out last week. Jay Feely will handle kicking duties if he doesn't return against the Saints. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 1:14 pm
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      7.17 (1758th)
    • Lacy, Starks expected to share carries @ BUF
      ESPN Packers reporter Rob Demovsky expects there to be a 50-50 timeshare between Eddie Lacy (hip, probable) and James Starks Week 15 against the Bills.

      Advice: Demovsky said the plan was to split work between Lacy and Starks even before Lacy hurt his hip late in the Packers' win over the Falcons on Monday night. In a tough matchup and with an uncertain workload, Lacy is more of an RB2 for the fantasy semifinals. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 9:51 am
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      15.95 (13th)
    • 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)
    • Cardinals calling Drew Stanton 'week to week'
      The Cardinals are calling Drew Stanton "week to week" with sprains of his ACL and MCL.

      Advice: He's essentially out indefinitely, and perhaps could return in the playoffs, though we wouldn't count on Arizona making it far enough for Stanton to play in January. The Cardinals' quarterback situation will remain murky entering a Week 16 date with Seattle. Ryan Lindley is the tentative favorite to start. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 10:08 am
       
      Questionable
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (2423rd)
    • Packers list Eddie Lacy probable for Week 15
      Eddie Lacy (hip) is probable for Week 15 against the Bills.

      Advice: Lacy is fine for Sunday, but coach Mike McCarthy hinted at a split between Lacy and James Starks in the backfield. Lacy gets a bump down the ranks for Week 15. He faces a tough run defense at less than 100 percent and in a likely time split. Lacy is our No. 10 running back for fantasy semifinals week. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 9:54 am
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      15.95 (13th)
    • Report: Drew Stanton has sprained ACL, MCL
      Mike Jurecki of FOX Sports 910 reports Drew Stanton suffered a sprained ACL and Grade 2 MCL sprain in Thursday night's Week 15 game against the Rams.

      Advice: It could be worse, but it sounds to us like Stanton's season is over, though that could change depending on how far Arizona advances in the playoffs. Heck, Philip Rivers played with a torn ACL a few years ago. Ryan Lindley sits atop the depth chart for the Cardinals, with Logan Thomas No. 2. Expect the Cardinals to add another quarterback to the roster by Monday. Thomas isn't ready for the NFL. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 9:39 am
       
      Questionable
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (2423rd)
    • 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)
    • Drew Stanton (knee) undergoing Friday MRI
      Drew Stanton (knee) will undergo an MRI on Friday.

      Advice: Whereas it was immediately apparent that Carson Palmer's knee injury was serious, the Cardinals apparently aren't sure what they've got in Stanton's. They also aren't sure if they'll be going with third-year pro Ryan Lindley or fourth-round rookie Logan Thomas if Stanton is out for Week 16. Coach Bruce Arians said Lindley's "experience" was the deciding factor in going with him on Thursday evening. Whoever starts will be getting thrown to the wolves vs. Seattle. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 9:54 pm
       
      Questionable
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (2423rd)
    • Drew Stanton leaves game with knee injury
      Drew Stanton was forced from Arizona's Week 15 game against the Rams with a right-knee injury, and will not return.

      Advice: Stanton could put no weight on his leg before being carted to the locker room. It's possible his season is in doubt. Stanton was replaced by recent practice-squad signee Ryan Lindley, and not fourth-round rookie Logan Thomas. Stanton was struggling mightily before departing, completing just 12-of-20 passes for 109 yards. Stanton was routinely throwing behind his pass catchers, often hanging them out to dry against the Rams' ferocious defense. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 7:29 pm
       
      Questionable
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (2423rd)
    • Jonathan Stewart upgraded to 'full' Thursday
      Jonathan Stewart (hip) was upgraded to "full" on Thursday.

      Advice: With DeAngelo Williams (hand) expected to miss his second-straight game, J-Stew can be fired up as an RB2 against the Bucs' leaky defense. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 3:14 pm
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      10.09 (70th)
    • Eddie Lacy (hip) hints he could miss Week 15
      Speaking Thursday, Eddie Lacy (hip) hinted he could miss Week 15.

      Advice: Lacy said he's making progress, but that there's "still some things I need to figure out." Lacy said there are hurdles he must clear, and that he doesn't want to put the Pack at a disadvantage if he "can't play effectively." Lacy said he has "no idea" if he'd be at risk of further injury if he played. All together, the comments paint a pessimistic picture of Lacy's Week 15 status, especially considering the Packers' notoriously conservative medical staff. A solid Friday practice could change everything, but for now, Lacy owners need to have James Starks on speed dial. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 12:23 pm
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      15.95 (13th)
    • 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
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      16.04 (33rd)
    • McCarthy: Eddie Lacy (hip) 'making progress'
      Speaking following Thursday's practice, Packers coach Mike McCarthy said Eddie Lacy (hip) is "making progress."

      Advice: Lacy was officially "limited" on Thursday, but did "little to nothing" in the estimation of beat writer Rob Demovsky. Demovsky wonders if Lacy's injury is "more of an issue than originally thought." What Lacy is able to do on Friday will be key. For now, owners can keep him penciled in as their RB1, but need to be readying a back-up plan. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 11:26 am
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      15.95 (13th)
    • 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
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      4.42 (160th)
    • Panthers won't commit to Stewart as starter
      Panthers coach Ron Rivera declined Monday to commit to Jonathan Stewart as his starter.

      Advice: Although Stewart has been running at an elite level all year and put 20-155-1 on the Saints Sunday, the Panthers are clinging to DeAngelo Williams (questionable, hand). It's both strange and troubling. "We're not going to do things because it's what everybody expects or thinks," Rivera said when asked about making Stewart the unquestioned feature back. Stewart is a fine RB2 play in a home game against the Bucs for now, but we can't rule out Williams stealing carries if he suits up. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 7:26 am
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      10.09 (70th)
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