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    • Marshawn Lynch (back) probable for Week 17
      Marshawn Lynch (back) returned to a full practice Friday and is listed as probable for Week 17.

      Advice: The Seahawks rested Lynch earlier in the week, but his status was never in doubt. Lynch is a top-five running back play for Sunday's matchup with St. Louis. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 4:43 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      15.35 (17th)
    • Probable status for Larry Fitzgerald (knee)
      Larry Fitzgerald (knee) is listed as probable for Week 17.

      Advice: Fitzgerald is averaging just 32 yards with zero touchdowns in three games since returning from his MCL sprain. He isn't a Week 17 fantasy option. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 3:46 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      6.88 (129th)
    • Carlos Hyde (ankle) ruled out for Week 17
      Carlos Hyde (ankle) has been ruled out for Week 17.

      Advice: Hyde's ankle injury will cost him the final two games of the season. His rookie year ends with 83 carries, 333 yards (4.0 YPC) and four touchdowns. Alfonso Smith will back up Frank Gore in the season finale. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 3:02 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (2343rd)
    • Joique Bell listed as probable
      Joique Bell (Achilles) is listed as probable for Week 17.

      Advice: He practiced in full on Friday and will start against Green Bay. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 12:56 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      10.13 (62nd)
    • Ronnie Hillman listed as probable
      Ronnie Hillman (foot) is listed as probable for Week 17.

      Advice: Hillman's role is uncertain. C.J. Anderson is locked in as Denver's feature runner, but Hillman could cut into change-up back Juwan Thompson's usage. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 11:59 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      4.35 (1918th)
    • Keenan Allen listed as doubtful
      Keenan Allen (collarbone) is listed as doubtful for Week 17.

      Advice: The Chargers' three-receiver set will presumably be comprised of Malcom Floyd, Eddie Royal, and Dontrelle Inman in a must-win game at Kansas City. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 11:55 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (1946th)
    • 49ers sign Trindon Holliday
      49ers signed KR Trindon Holliday.

      Advice: They placed OG Alex Boone and S Ray Ventrone on injured reserve to clear roster space for Holliday and someone named "Cameron Fuller." Rotoworld.com
      Today, 11:46 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (2036th)
    • Dwayne Bowe will play on Sunday
      Chiefs coach Andy Reid confirmed Dwayne Bowe (shoulder) will play on Sunday versus San Diego.

      Advice: Bowe has practiced very little in recent weeks, but he'll be out there in a must-win game for Kansas City. Chase Daniel will have a full supporting cast of Bowe, Travis Kelce, Albert Wilson, and Jason Avant versus the Colts. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 11:05 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      5.91 (173rd)
    • T.Y. Hilton questionable for Week 17
      T.Y. Hilton (hamstring) is questionable for Week 17 against the Titans.

      Advice: He's practiced all week and should see some action against Tennessee. The Colts already have the AFC South sewn up, so Hilton's snaps could be limited. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 10:04 am
       
      Questionable
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      5.18 (205th)
    • Dwayne Allen ruled out for Week 17
      Dwayne Allen (knee) has been ruled out for Week 17 against the Titans.

      Advice: Coby Fleener and Jack Doyle will handle tight-end duties. Allen should be back in time for the start of the playoffs. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 10:03 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (1873rd)
    • S-Jax officially questionable for Week 17
      Steven Jackson (quad) is listed as questionable for Week 17 against the Panthers.

      Advice: The Falcons try to be pretty secretive with their injury designations, but most signs point to Jackson missing the all-important finale vs. Carolina. Devonta Freeman is expected to get the bulk of the touches in the backfield with Jacquizz Rodgers mixing in as the change-up back. Freeman has some RB2/3 appeal. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 9:38 am
       
      Questionable
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (2314th)
    • Alex Smith out 6 weeks with lacerated spleen
      Alex Smith has been ruled out for Week 17 against the Chargers with a lacerated spleen.

      Advice: Smith was hurt in Week 16, but played through it and practiced earlier this week. He went to the training staff and said he didn't feel right. The injury was revealed, and Chase Daniel is now in the saddle as the starting quarterback in an extremely important finale against San Diego. In order to make the playoffs, the Chiefs need to win and have the Texans and Ravens lose. Much like Smith, Daniel is a game manager with a weak arm and plus athleticism. Smith needs six weeks to recover and likely wouldn't be available until the Super Bowl. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 9:10 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      15.43 (45th)
    • Report: Stanton (infection) may miss playoffs
      NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports Drew Stanton (knee) underwent surgery to clear an infection and may miss the remainder of the season.

      Advice: The infection was discovered Wednesday, and Stanton immediately underwent surgery. Prior to that, he had been recovering well from his sprained MCL and ACL with an eye on returning for the Wild Card Round of the playoffs. The Cardinals will be forced to ride Ryan Lindley as a far as he can take them, which will likely be one-and-done in the postseason. It's a shame for an 11-4 team. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 8:06 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (2436th)
    • DeAndre Hopkins limited by wrist issue
      DeAndre Hopkins (wrist) has been limited in practice this week.

      Advice: Hopkins' status for Week 17 isn't in doubt, but he's battled some wear and tear of late as a sophomore. Playing through an ankle injury last week, Hopkins posted a 5-38 line on 12 targets with the erratic Case Keenum under center. Hopkins and the Texans end the regular season with the Jaguars. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 6:17 am
       
      Questionable
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      7.61 (111th)
    • Ben Roethlisberger's knee seems fine
      Ben Roethlisberger isn't on the Week 17 injury report.

      Advice: Big Ben gave the team a scare last week when he took a leg whip to his right knee ahead of halftime. He headed to the locker room for some treatment, but returned for the second half and finished the game. Roethlisberger is ready to roll for Sunday Night Football against the Bengals with the division on the line. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 6:08 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      19.39 (9th)
    • Bowe (shoulder) misses another practice
      Dwayne Bowe (shoulder) remained sidelined Thursday.

      Advice: Back-to-back DNPs are never a good sign, but we're guessing Bowe is just saving his bullets for Sunday's must-win game against the Chargers. His status will be updated on Friday. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 3:17 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      5.91 (173rd)
    • Joique Bell (Achilles) practices fully Thurs.
      Updating a previous item, the Lions listed Joique Bell (Achilles') as a full participant in Thursday's practice.

      Advice: This should result in a probable tag on Friday. Reports earlier Thursday claiming Bell did not practice jumped the gun. Bell is on track to start against Green Bay and should be in line for his usual workload. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 2:23 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      10.13 (62nd)
    • Joique Bell's (Achilles') status uncertain
      Joique Bell (Achilles') is uncertain for Sunday's game against the Packers.

      Advice: Bell was held out of Thursday's practice. Asked if he'll be available for Sunday's NFC North title game, coach Jim Caldwell offered a cagey "we'll see." Bell's absence would be big for a Lions team without much of a between-the-tackles presence behind him on the depth chart. Reggie Bush and Theo Riddick would split work, with George Winn being mixed in. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 11:54 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      10.13 (62nd)
    • Steven Jackson doesn't practice Thursday
      Steven Jackson (quad) remained sidelined Thursday.

      Advice: Jackson is expected to miss Sunday's NFC South title game. Devonta Freeman and Jacquizz Rodgers will form a committee against the Panthers. We'd expect Freeman to be used more between the tackles, with Rodgers doing work in the passing game, though the duo will likely be utilized in similar fashion. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 11:50 am
       
      Questionable
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (2314th)
    • Ronnie Hillman practices in full
      Ronnie Hillman (foot) practiced in full Wednesday for the first time since his Week 10 injury.

      Advice: Hillman practiced on a limited basis last week, but was ruled inactive on Monday night against the Bengals. The Broncos often make their injured players practice for two weeks before activating them. So we'd consider Hillman on track to play against the Raiders in Week 17, serving as one of C.J. Anderson's backups. It's hard to see Hillman stealing anything more than 3-5 touches from Anderson, who has played at an extremely high level in his six starts. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 3:22 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      4.35 (1918th)
    • Steven Jackson (quad) expected to sit Sunday
      Steven Jackson (quad) is not expected to play in Sunday's Week 17 game against the Panthers.

      Advice: At age 31, Jackson wasn't going to recover from a pulled quad muscle in seven days. So the Falcons will roll into their showdown for the NFC South with a committee of Devonta Freeman and Jacquizz Rodgers at running back. Practice squad callup Jerome Smith will be the No. 3 back. Note that following S-Jax's injury last week, Rodgers played 25 snaps compared to 18 for Freeman. Quizz will handle more of the third-down work and pass game duties, while the rookie handles more base work. We far prefer Freeman as the plug-n-play -- he's more versatile and a better inside runner. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 3:07 pm
       
      Questionable
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (2314th)
    • Carlos Hyde still not practicing
      Carlos Hyde (ankle, back) remained sidelined at Wednesday's practice.

      Advice: Hyde will likely miss his second straight game against the Cardinals. Alfonso Smith should continue to back up Frank Gore. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 1:08 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (2343rd)
    • Joique Bell (Achilles) limited Wednesday
      Joique Bell (Achilles) was limited in Wednesday's practice.

      Advice: Lions OC Joe Lombardi doesn't expect Bell's injury to keep him out this week. Bell was suspended for the first quarter of Sunday's win, but should start and handle the majority of carries against the Packers. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 12:53 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      10.13 (62nd)
    • Dwayne Allen (knee) unlikely to play Week 17
      Dwayne Allen (knee) remained sidelined at Wednesday's practice.

      Advice: Coach Chuck Pagano confirmed Allen is unlikely to play in Week 17. Allen should return for the Wild Card round. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 12:00 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (1873rd)
    • Keenan Allen (collarbone) misses practice
      Keenan Allen (collarbone) did not practice Wednesday.

      Advice: Allen isn't expected to play in Week 17, but the Chargers are holding off on placing him on I.R. Malcom Floyd and Eddie Royal will continue to start, with Dontrelle Inman getting time in three-wide sets. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 11:31 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (1946th)
    • Drew Stanton (knee) not practicing Wednesday
      Drew Stanton (knee) did not practice Wednesday.

      Advice: The Cardinals are hoping Stanton can get in some limited work later in the week. Coach Bruce Arians said there's an 85 percent chance he'll be back for the playoffs. Logan Thomas will start in the regular-season finale. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 11:01 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (2436th)
    • Dwayne Bowe not at practice
      Dwayne Bowe (shoulder) is not practicing Wednesday.

      Advice: Bowe sprained his shoulder during last week's loss at Pittsburgh. He'll likely try to gut it out this week with everything on the line against the Chargers. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 9:52 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      5.91 (173rd)
    • T.Y. Hilton practicing second straight day
      T.Y. Hilton (hamstring) is practicing again Wednesday.

      Advice: After not practicing at all last week and then watching the Colts offense fall flat at Dallas, Hilton has now practiced two straight days. He's on track to start at Tennessee Sunday. The bigger question is how motivated the Colts will be, as they're essentially locked into the AFC's No. 4 seed. For what it's worth, coach Chuck Pagano has said all his starters will play as he wants the offense to get some confidence back before the Wild Card round. Hilton is shaping up as a strong fantasy play. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 9:16 am
       
      Questionable
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      5.18 (205th)
    • S-Jax not practicing, ATL calls up p-squad RB
      Steven Jackson (quad) is not practicing Wednesday.

      Advice: There was some early-week optimism on Jackson, but darker clouds are forming now. The Falcons called up RB Jerome Smith from the practice squad Wednesday morning, giving them depth behind Devonta Freeman and Jacquizz Rodgers. Given Jackson's age (31) and history of soft tissue injuries, we'll consider him very questionable for Sunday's showdown with the Panthers. If Jackson sits, Freeman and passing back Rodgers would form a committee. Freeman is the preferred add as he'd handle more base back duties. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 8:30 am
       
      Questionable
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (2314th)
    • Arians: 85% Stanton is back for playoffs
      Coach Bruce Arians said there's a 85 percent chance Drew Stanton (knee) is back for the playoffs.

      Advice: It's gotten so bad in Arizona that they're on Stanton Watch, desperate for the sub-average backup to heal up. Logan Thomas will start in Week 17 at San Francisco, with Ryan Lindley ready to come in if things go awry. Even if the Cardinals beat the Niners, they'll be playing in a Wild Card game the following week unless the Seahawks lose to the Rams at home. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 6:18 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (2436th)
    • Fitz's 2015 cap number would be gargantuan
      Larry Fitzgerald's $23.6 million cap number next season would take up approximately 17 percent of the Cardinals' cap space.

      Advice: There's a zero percent chance Fitz will be back at that current number, but Profootballtalk has reported he won't be released. That means the sides are either already anticipating some sort of middle-ground agreement, or the Cardinals are attempting to keep any vestige of trade leverage. Fitz is still an effective player, but is no longer the vertical dynamo who earned an eight-year, $128.5 million deal in August 2011. Both sides know this. There's a good chance cooler heads prevail with a revised deal to keep Fitz in Arizona. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 4:51 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      6.88 (129th)
    • Carlos Hyde (ankle, back) sidelined Tuesday
      Carlos Hyde (ankle, back) remained sidelined Tuesday.

      Advice: It's looking like Hyde will miss his second-straight game. That would leave Bruce Miller and Alfonso Smith behind Frank Gore in what is expected to be Jim Harbaugh's last game coaching the 49ers. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 2:01 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (2343rd)
    • Keenan Allen (collarbone) sits Tuesday
      Keenan Allen (collarbone) was held out of Tuesday's practice.

      Advice: We don't see any way Allen is ready for Sunday's must-win finale against the Chiefs. It's possible he'll be sent to injured reserve later in the week to free up a roster spot. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 11:25 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (1946th)
    • Dwayne Allen (knee) misses Tuesday's practice
      Dwayne Allen (knee) missed Tuesday's practice.

      Advice: Allen underwent a Monday MRI, but the Colts are calling him "day to day." With just pride to play for in Sunday's game against the Titans, Allen will almost certainly sit with an eye toward getting healthy for the Wild Card round. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 10:41 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (1873rd)
    • T.Y. Hilton (hamstring) returns to practice
      T.Y. Hilton (hamstring) returned to practice Tuesday.

      Advice: Hilton did not practice at all last week, so this is a major step in the right direction. He's on track to play Sunday at Tennessee in a game that doesn't mean much for the Colts' playoff seeding, but is crucial to getting their sputtering offense on track. Coach Chuck Pagano has already stated that his starters will play. However, it's unclear how many snaps someone like Hilton, coming off an injury, will see. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 9:00 am
       
      Questionable
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      5.18 (205th)
    • Arians: Larry Fitzgerald playing at 70%
      Coach Bruce Arians said Larry Fitzgerald (knee) is playing at 70 percent.

      Advice: The MCL sprain Fitzgerald sustained in Week 11 (along with inept quarterback play) continues to bother him. He's averaging a pathetic 6.46 YPC with zero touchdowns since returning to action three games ago. It's not going to get any better with talented yet inaccurate Logan Thomas taking over under center. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 6:07 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      6.88 (129th)
    • Ronnie Hillman inactive for Week 16
      Ronnie Hillman (foot) is inactive for Week 16 against the Bengals.

      Advice: Hillman was listed as questionable and a game-time decision. He should be back for Week 17 and the Broncos' playoff run as a change-up to C.J. Anderson. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 4:12 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      4.35 (1918th)
    • Marshawn Lynch was seriously sick
      Following Sunday's blowout win over the Cardinals, Seahawks OL coach Tom Cable said Marshawn Lynch missed the first quarter because Lynch was "the sickest I've ever seen him."

      Advice: Twitter conspiracy theorists came out in droves Sunday night to suggest Lynch had been suspended, but it sounds like Lynch was genuinely under the weather. Coach Pete Carroll corroborated Cable's story, saying Lynch was "trying to throw up but couldn't." The NBC telecast also showed Lynch being stretched out on the sideline between possessions, after entering the game. Lynch should be a full go for Week 17 against the Jekyll & Hyde Rams defense. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 1:52 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      15.35 (17th)
    • Dwayne Allen undergoes MRI on knee
      Dwayne Allen underwent a Monday MRI on his knee.

      Advice: The Colts are calling him "day to day." Allen missed two games earlier this season with an ankle injury. His Week 17 status is up in the air. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 1:17 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (1873rd)
    • T.Y. Hilton expected back for Week 17
      Colts coach Chuck Pagano said Monday he expects T.Y. Hilton (hamstring) to return for Week 17 against the Titans.

      Advice: The Colts are still in a position where they can't move much in the AFC playoff standings -- they're either the No. 3 or No. 4 seed, and can't clinch a first-round bye -- so they shouldn't play Hilton if he isn't at exactly 100 percent. They do likely want to enter the postseason playing well, and Hilton has carried the Indianapolis passing game throughout this year. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 1:15 pm
       
      Questionable
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      5.18 (205th)
    • Drew Stanton expected to get in some reps
      Drew Stanton (knee) is expected to practice "some" in Week 17, but won't start against the 49ers.

      Advice: The Cardinals have already announced they'll be going with rookie Logan Thomas for the regular-season finale. Their aim with Stanton is getting him ready for the Wild Card round. The early signs suggest he will be able to go. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 12:23 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (2436th)
    • Mike Smith doesn't update S-Jax's status
      Falcons coach Mike Smith declined to update Steven Jackson's (quad) status at Monday's presser.

      Advice: Smith did say Jackson was undergoing testing on Monday. ESPN's Vaughn McClure has reported Jackson is tentatively expected to suit up for Sunday's winner-take-all finale against the Panthers, but considering Jackson's age and injury history, it's far from a sure thing. His status will be updated no later than Wednesday. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 11:56 am
       
      Questionable
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (2314th)
    • Dwayne Bowe dealing with shoulder injury
      Dwayne Bowe sprained his shoulder in Sunday's loss to the Steelers.

      Advice: Bowe was never announced with an injury on Sunday, and played 52-of-66 snaps. It's likely a day-to-day type ailment, one he'll probably play through in this week's climactic showdown with the Chargers. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 10:17 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      5.91 (173rd)
    • Steven Jackson (quad) expected back Week 17
      According to ESPN's Vaughn McClure, Steven Jackson (quad) should be back for the Week 17 game against the Panthers.

      Advice: Jackson strained his quad during the second quarter of Sunday's win at New Orleans and didn't return. That allowed Devonta Freeman to get some extra touches, turning one of the them into a 31-yard touchdown run and adding a 3-48-0 line as a receiver. The 31-year-old Jackson is averaging 3.72 YPC this season as the Falcons' feature back. If the Falcons beat the Panthers, they'll win the NFC South with a 7-9 record. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 5:58 am
       
      Questionable
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (2314th)
    • Report: ARZ won't cut Fitzgerald in offseason
      A source tells PFT that the Cardinals will not release Larry Fitzgerald this offseason.

      Advice: Fitzgerald carries an exorbitant $23.6 million cap number for 2015 as part of the eight-year, $128.5 million contract he signed in 2011. Per PFT, the future Hall of Famer could be traded, restructure his deal or lower his cap number via an extension of some sort -- but he won't be cut. Of course, this could be a leverage leak from the team looking to maintain some kind of trade market for a 31-year-old receiver who has just 61 catches, 755 yards and two touchdowns in 13 games this season. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 5:33 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      6.88 (129th)
    • Steelers vs. Bengals flexed to Sunday night
      The Week 17 Bengals at Steelers game has been flexed to Sunday Night Football on NBC.

      Advice: The game will decide the AFC North. However, a lot of intrigue could be lost if the Bengals beat the Broncos tonight as that would clinch a playoff berth for Marvin Lewis' bunch. The Steelers already clinched a playoff spot by beating the Chiefs yesterday. Other options for NBC included the Lions at Packers in a game for the NFC North and the Panthers at Falcons for the NFC South crown (along with a playoff spot). Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 5:17 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      19.39 (9th)
    • Larry Fitzgerald held back by QB situation
      Larry Fitzgerald caught four passes for 33 yards in Sunday night's Week 16 loss to Seattle.

      Advice: Fitzgerald had 11 targets, but was held back by Ryan Lindley. His longest play was a 16-yard catch late in the fourth quarter. Fitzgerald could get an upgrade with Drew Stanton hoping to return in Week 17. The Cardinals play the 49ers in their final game before the postseason. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 9:53 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      6.88 (129th)
    • Lynch posts 113 yards, 2 TDs on limited work
      Marshawn Lynch had 10 carries for 113 yards and two touchdowns in Sunday night's Week 16 win over the Cardinals.

      Advice: Lynch missed the first quarter due to an illness-related issue. He was limited to 10 carries and held in check for most of the game before breaking off a 79-yard touchdown. Lynch has 100 total yards or a touchdown in four straight weeks. Seattle closes out the regular season against the Rams. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 9:25 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      15.35 (17th)
    • Lynch misses start of SNF with upset stomach
      Marshawn Lynch missed the start of Sunday night's game due to an upset stomach.

      Advice: Robert Turbin started, rushing for 28 yards on his first five carries. Lynch was late coming out of the locker room and remained sidelined for the first two series. He missed the entire first quarter before returning. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 5:58 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      15.35 (17th)
    • Dwayne Allen drops all three targets Week 16
      Dwayne Allen dropped all three of his targets Week 16 against the Cowboys.

      Advice: Allen dropped two short passes early in the second quarter and had a wide-open deep ball bounce right off his hands later in the quarter. The deep ball was poorly thrown by Andrew Luck, but Allen should have come up with the catch. He did not get another target the rest of the game. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 4:58 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (1873rd)
    • Drew Stanton officially inactive for SNF
      Drew Stanton (knee) is inactive for Sunday night's Week 16 game against Seattle.

      Advice: Ryan Lindley will start, with Logan Thomas backing him up. The rest of the Cardinals inactives are WR Brittan Golden, S Chris Clemons, OG Jonathan Cooper, NT Alameda Ta'amu, OL Anthony Steen, and DE Kareem Martin. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 4:03 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (2436th)
    • Nuk Hopkins goes 5-38 in Week 16 win
      DeAndre Hopkins caught five passes for 38 yards in the Texans' Week 16 win over the Ravens.

      Advice: He was targeted 12 times. But with Case Keenum struggling with inaccuracy, Hopkins couldn't get anything going down field. Keenum routinely failed to leave any room for Hopkins to make plays on the sidelines. Hopkins entered the day highly questionable with an ankle injury, but it didn't appear to bother him whatsoever. Hopkins and the Texans host the Jaguars in Week 17. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 2:36 pm
       
      Questionable
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      7.61 (111th)
    • Dwayne Bowe has six-catch day vs. Steelers
      Dwayne Bowe caught 6-of-8 targets for 57 yards in the Chiefs' Week 16 loss to the Steelers.

      Advice: The six-catch effort comes after Bowe was held to three or fewer grabs in five-straight games. That's what happens when Alex Smith is your quarterback. Bowe will do battle with the Chargers' burnable secondary in Week 17. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 2:24 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      5.91 (173rd)
    • Alex Smith goes in shell as Chiefs lose
      Alex Smith completed 31-of-45 passes for 311 yards in Kansas City's 20-12, Week 16 loss to the Steelers.

      Advice: He added two rushes for 14 yards. It was a typical Smith game, as he refused to take shots down the field, and too often tucked the ball and ran. The latter was a big part of the reason Smith was rung up for six sacks. Smith simply refuses to attempts passes into tight windows, and it cost the Chiefs big time today. On one of Smith's rare deep balls, he overshot Albert Wilson on what would have been a 65-yard touchdown. Smith avoids turnovers, but his total unwillingness to shoot for big plays makes him a hard sell at $76 million. Kansas City hosts the Chargers in a pivotal divisional game in Week 17. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 1:29 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      15.43 (45th)
    • Roethlisberger, Pitt clinch playoff berth
      Ben Roethlisberger completed 18-of-25 passes for 220 yards and a touchdown in Pittsburgh's 20-12, Week 16 win over the Chiefs.

      Advice: Big Ben was slowed by the Chiefs' elite pass defense, but found just enough cushions to propel the Steelers to their 10th win, and a Wild Card berth. Pittsburgh can still clinch the division if they beat the Bengals in Week 17. Ben was lucky to escape without a turnover, as he appeared to lose a first-half fumble, but it was ruled an incomplete pass upon a dubious review. Ben also tweaked his right knee, but was no worse for the wear after running to the locker room for some brief treatment. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 1:16 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      19.39 (9th)
    • Joique Bell comes off bench for 87 yards, TD
      Joique Bell rushed 13 times for 74 yards with one touchdown and caught two passes for 13 yards in Sunday's 20-14 Week 16 win at Chicago.

      Advice: Bell was benched for the entire first quarter due to some kind of team rules violation. But it was business as usual after he got his first snap with 12:36 left in the second quarter. Bell was the feature back, hogging clock-killing and red-zone work even though Reggie Bush was looking extremely spry. The highlight was a madden-style 17-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter that gave the Lions a lead they would hold. Earlier, Matthew Stafford barely missed Bell on a wheel route that would have gone for a touchdown. The Lions close the regular season at Green Bay next week, a game that will decide the NFC North. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 1:07 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      10.13 (62nd)
    • T.Y. Hilton officially inactive for Week 16
      T.Y. Hilton (hamstring) is officially inactive for Week 16 against the Cowboys.

      Advice: Hilton tested out his hamstring before the game, but the Colts eventually made the correct decision to sit their talented wide receiver. With the division locked up and a first-round bye a pipe dream, there is no reason to risk Hilton against Dallas. Donte Moncrief is a high-upside play against the Cowboys burnable defense. Colts also declared T Gosder Cherilus, G Joe Reitz, CB Jalil Brown, CB Sheldon Price, G Hugh Thornton and DT Montori Hughes inactive for Week 16. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 12:03 pm
       
      Questionable
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      5.18 (205th)
    • Steven Jackson suffers quad injury Week 16
      Steven Jackson exited Week 16 against the Saints with a quad injury.

      Advice: Jackson's body language on the sideline did not look good, and he was ruled out for the game shortly after halftime. Devonta Freeman has entered the game at running back for the Falcons, and Jacquizz Rodgers should see some extra snaps as well. Jackson had four carries for nine yards before exiting. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 11:16 am
       
      Questionable
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (2314th)
    • DeAndre Hopkins officially active vs. Ravens
      DeAndre Hopkins (ankle) is officially active for Week 16 against the Ravens.

      Advice: He didn't practice all week, so we don't feel great about Hopkins. Pair that with the Texans' starting QB situation, and Hopkins is a WR3. But he should see decent targets against an injury-ravaged Ravens cornerback group. Inactive for the Texans are QB Tom Savage, TE Garrett Graham, ILB Mike Mohamed, LG Xavier Su'a-Filo, WR DeVier Posey, S Josh Aubrey, and OLB Jason Ankrah. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 8:39 am
       
      Questionable
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      7.61 (111th)
    • Dwayne Bowe (illness) active for Week 16
      Dwayne Bowe (illness) is active for Week 16 against the Steelers.

      Advice: He'll be a borderline WR4 in a dream matchup with the Steelers' shaky secondary. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 8:30 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      5.91 (173rd)
    • Ronnie Hillman unlikely to play on MNF?
      The Denver Post suggests the artificial turf at Cincinnati's Paul Brown Stadium makes it less likely Ronnie Hillman (questionable, foot) plays this week.

      Advice: Hillman is "close" to returning, but the Broncos won't rush him back after doing so with Montee Ball (groin) and ultimately losing him for the season. "I'm better than I was," Hillman said. "Getting better. Progressing. I'm just waiting for them to say, 'You're up this week.' Whenever that happens, it happens. Playoffs, next week, I don't know." Look for Juwan Thompson to spend one more week as C.J. Anderson's primary breather back. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 8:14 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      4.35 (1918th)
    • Report: DeAndre Hopkins 'good to go' Sunday
      NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports DeAndre Hopkins (questionable, ankle) is "good to go" Sunday against the Ravens.

      Advice: Hopkins missed practice all week. His activity takes some air out of Andre Johnson's balloon as a Week 16 sleeper. The Texans are facing a Ravens defense capable of dominating with its pass rush, and are starting Case Keenum at quarterback. Hopkins is a low-floor WR3 play in fantasy championship week. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 7:55 am
       
      Questionable
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      7.61 (111th)
    • Report: T.Y. Hilton 'longshot' to play Sunday
      NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports T.Y. Hilton (hamstring) will try to play Week 16 against the Cowboys but is a "longshot."

      Advice: Look for Hilton to test out his gimpy hammy in warmups, but we're not expecting Hilton to suit up for the 4:25 ET kickoff -- especially with the Colts having little to play for. Owners need to have other plans in place. "If he's not 100 percent, can't open it up and be TY, then there's no sense putting him out there," coach Chuck Pagano said. If Hilton ultimately doesn't play, Donte Moncrief will see an expanded role in two- and three-wide sets next to Reggie Wayne and Hakeem Nicks. Moncrief is the preferred plug-n-play as he has the freshest legs and has out-snapped Nicks badly the last few weeks. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 6:22 am
       
      Questionable
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      5.18 (205th)
    • Report: Hilton will only play if 100 percent
      Coach Chuck Pagano said T.Y. Hilton (questionable, hamstring) will only play if he's 100 percent and can be himself.

      Advice: Hilton didn't practice all week and is on the doubtful side of his questionable tag. He'll be a game-time decision, but it would be surprising if he plays. Donte Moncrief will see an expanded role opposite Reggie Wayne if Hilton is held out. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 6:01 pm
       
      Questionable
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      5.18 (205th)
    • Lions admit Joique Bell is No. 1 running back
      Lions OC Joe Lombardi conceded Joique Bell is the team's No. 1 running back, ahead of Reggie Bush.

      Advice: It would be difficult to claim anything else. Bell has 33 carries to Bush's 11 over the last two weeks and has out-touched Bush 42-16 over that span. Bell has at least 10 carries in 12-of-13 games this season. Bush has managed that feat just twice. Bell is the clear lead back and is a good bet for 20 touches against a leaky Bears' defense. He is a solid RB2 in championship week. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 6:19 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      10.13 (62nd)
    • Marshawn Lynch (back) listed probable
      Marshawn Lynch (back) is probable for Sunday night against the Cardinals.

      Advice: Lynch is Rotoworld's No. 6 overall running back this week. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 3:17 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      15.35 (17th)
    • Carlos Hyde ruled out for Week 16
      Carlos Hyde (ankle/back) has been ruled out for Week 16.

      Advice: Hyde's status for the 49ers' season finale is unknown at this time. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 1:21 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (2343rd)
    • 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
      Friday, 1:12 pm
       
      Questionable
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      7.61 (111th)
    • Dwayne Bowe expected to play Sunday
      Dwayne Bowe (illness, questionable) didn't practice all week, but is expected to play Sunday against Pittsburgh.

      Advice: Coach Andy Reid said he's planning on having Bowe out there against the Steelers. Pittsburgh is without SS Troy Polamalu and LCB Ike Taylor. If Bowe were ever going to score a touchdown, this week is as good a bet as any. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 12:38 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      5.91 (173rd)
    • T.Y. Hilton not expected to play Sunday
      ESPN Colts reporter Mike Wells believes "it would be surprising" if T.Y. Hilton (questionable, hamstring) played Sunday at Dallas.

      Advice: The Colts have already locked up the AFC South. From a postseason standpoint, the only reason they'd want to ensure a win in Sunday's game would be to avoid the No. 4 seed, which could end up as trip to New England in the Divisional Round. If the Colts are going to do anything in the playoffs, however, they need Hilton's hamstring healthy first and foremost. He's on the doubtful side of his questionable tag for Sunday's game at JerryWorld. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 12:14 pm
       
      Questionable
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      5.18 (205th)
    • Stanton might back up Lindley vs. Seahawks
      Cardinals coach Bruce Arians suggested Friday that Drew Stanton (knee, doubtful) could be active for Sunday's game versus Seattle to serve as Ryan Lindley's backup.

      Advice: Arians confirmed Lindley will start. Stanton is dealing with ACL and MCL sprains in his knee, but the Cardinals obviously have very little confidence in rookie Logan Thomas. We still don't see any scenario where Stanton plays. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 11:39 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (2436th)
    • T.Y. Hilton on Week 16 status: 'I don't know'
      Updating a previous item, T.Y. Hilton (hamstring, questionable) stated "I don't know" when asked if he will play Sunday against the Cowboys.

      Advice: It's a red flag because players are typically overly optimistic about their own odds of playing. "I don't know," conceded Hilton, who did not practice all week. "I'm going to go talk to Coach. Did some field work. I feel all right. So I'm going to go talk to him and see what's up." Hilton is officially a game-time decision, but we're still guessing he won't play. "If our conversation goes well and (Pagano) wants me to play, then I'll play," T.Y. added. "If not, I'll sit out." Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 11:28 am
       
      Questionable
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      5.18 (205th)
    • T.Y. Hilton sees self '50-50' to face Cowboys
      T.Y. Hilton (hamstring, questionable) told reporters Friday afternoon that he feels "50-50" to play Sunday at Dallas.

      Advice: Per beat writer Stephen Holder, Hilton's words were "cryptic." The Colts have very little to gain by pushing Hilton to play against the Cowboys, and much more to gain if he's 100 percent for the playoffs. We're just speculating, but would bet against Hilton being active at Dallas. Reggie Wayne and Donte Moncrief would then likely be Indianapolis' starters in two-wide sets. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 10:39 am
       
      Questionable
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      5.18 (205th)
    • Drew Stanton 'does nothing' in practice
      Drew Stanton (sprained ACL, MCL) "did nothing" during the portion of practice that is open to the media Friday.

      Advice: The Cardinals listed Stanton as "limited" in Thursday's practice, but there's no way he's playing on Sunday Night Football. Perhaps the Cards were trying to create the illusion he might start ahead of a division game versus Seattle. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 10:32 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (2436th)
    • Marshawn Lynch misses another practice
      Marshawn Lynch remained sidelined at Seahawks practice Thursday.

      Advice: The Seahawks are just resting their bell-cow back. He'll be ready to go as an RB1 for the fantasy finals. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 4:38 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      15.35 (17th)
    • Larry Fitzgerald upgraded to 'full' Thursday
      Larry Fitzgerald (knee) was upgraded to "full" on Thursday.

      Advice: Fitz will be ready to go against the Seahawks, but won't be a realistic fantasy option with Ryan Lindley under center against the Legion of Boom. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 4:37 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      6.88 (129th)
    • Drew Stanton surprisingly back at practice
      Cardinals QB Drew Stanton (sprained ACL, MCL) returned to practice Thursday, getting in a limited session.

      Advice: It's an eye-brow raiser, but there's still little reason to believe Stanton will be ready to return just 10 days after spraining his knee. The Cardinals are likely just trying to confuse the situation for the Seahawks. It is a sign, however, that Week 17 could be a realistic possibility. Stanton's status will be updated on Friday, but we fully expect Ryan Lindley to be under center for Week 16. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 4:19 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (2436th)
    • Ronnie Hillman (foot) limited on Thursday
      Ronnie Hillman (foot) was limited in Thursday's practice.

      Advice: Hillman remains day to day. Juwan Thompson (hip, knee) sat out Thursday's practice, leaving C.J. Anderson's Week 16 backup up in the air. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 2:47 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      4.35 (1918th)
    • 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
      Thursday, 1:08 pm
       
      Questionable
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      7.61 (111th)
    • Carlos Hyde (ankle) doesn't practice Thursday
      49ers RB Carlos Hyde (ankle, back) remained sidelined Thursday.

      Advice: Hyde has already said he'd need a "miracle" to suit up against the Chargers on Saturday. With Frank Gore (concussion) also looking shaky, the 49ers could be forced to roll with Bruce Miller and Alfonso Smith at running back. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 12:26 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (2343rd)
    • Dwayne Bowe misses another practice
      Dwayne Bowe (flu) is not practicing Thursday.

      Advice: Bowe also sat out Wednesday's session. He'll likely be fine for Sunday's game at Pittsburgh, but is a WR4 even in ideal matchups like this one. Bowe has zero touchdowns in 13 games played this season. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 9:52 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      5.91 (173rd)
    • Broncos hoping Hillman returns to field soon
      The Broncos hope to have Ronnie Hillman (foot) back "if not this week at Cincinnati then in the season finale."

      Advice: The Broncos could put Hillman to use as a complement to C.J. Anderson, who's averaged an unruly 27.25 carries per game over the past month. Shifty and quick, Hillman would make more sense as a true change-of-pace than Juwan Thompson, who is a big back like Anderson. Even if Hillman plays Monday night at Cincinnati, it would be a surprise if he handled more than 7-9 touches. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 6:39 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      4.35 (1918th)
    • Larry Fitzgerald (knee) limited Wednesday
      Larry Fitzgerald (knee) was limited in Wednesday's practice.

      Advice: Fitzgerald looked healthy last week and should be close to 100 percent. With Ryan Lindley starting, he isn't on the WR3 radar for a Sunday night matchup against Seattle. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 4:40 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      6.88 (129th)
    • 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 17 Projected Points & Rank
      7.61 (111th)
    • Carlos Hyde needs a miracle to play Saturday
      Carlos Hyde (ankle, back) said he does not expect to play in Saturday's game against the Chargers barring a miracle.

      Advice: Despite receiving good news following an MRI, it doesn't look like Hyde is going to be able to go on this short week. It's terrible timing, as Frank Gore (concussion) is in serious doubt as well. It's certainly possible the 49ers will be forced to roll with Alfonso Smith and Phillip Tanner at running back Saturday. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 2:14 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (2343rd)
    • Hyde, Gore both remain sidelined Wednesday
      Carlos Hyde (ankle, back) remained sidelined at Wednesday's practice.

      Advice: Frank Gore (concussion) also remained out on Wednesday. The 49ers are on a short week with a game against the Chargers on Saturday night. With both Hyde and Gore uncertain for Week 16, the 49ers signed RB Phillip Tanner on Wednesday. Alfonso Smith and Tanner are the lone healthy backs on the roster. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 1:50 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (2343rd)
    • Keenan Allen ruled out for Week 16 vs. 49ers
      Keenan Allen (ankle, collarbone) has been ruled out for Week 16 against the 49ers.

      Advice: As expected. Seyi Ajirotutu will fill the No. 3 receiver role behind Malcom Floyd and Eddie Royal. Look for Antonio Gates to see a bump in targets. Those hanging onto Allen in re-draft leagues can safely cut ties with him. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 1:07 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (1946th)
    • Keenan Allen not practicing Wednesday
      Keenan Allen (ankle, collarbone) is not practicing Wednesday.

      Advice: As expected. Battling a bum ankle and a broken collarbone, we're not expecting Allen to play Saturday night against the 49ers. He's likely done for the season. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 11:28 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (1946th)
    • Carlos Hyde misses practice Tuesday
      Carlos Hyde (ankle, back) did not practice Tuesday.

      Advice: Hyde hurt both his ankle and back on a third-quarter play against the Seahawks. With Frank Gore (concussion) also sidelined, Alfonso Smith and FB Bruce Miller are the only other ball-carriers on the roster. We'd consider Hyde more likely than Gore to play Saturday night against the Chargers. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 5:26 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (2343rd)
    • Keenan Allen taking things 'week by week'
      Keenan Allen says he's taking things "week by week" with his broken right collarbone.

      Advice: According to the Union-Tribune San Diego, Allen is "not considered a candidate for injured reserve." He has yet to undergo surgery, and "no such procedure is currently planned." It's interesting Allen and the Chargers are apparently so optimistic about an injury that typically sidelines players for the better part of two months, but we strongly suspect he's played his final snap of the 2014-15 campaign. Allen should be formally ruled out for Saturday's game against the 49ers some time in the next 48 hours. With Allen out, Seyi Ajirotutu will serve as the Bolts' No. 3 receiver behind Malcom Floyd and Eddie Royal. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 4:13 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (1946th)
    • Keenan Allen diagnosed with broken collarbone
      Keenan Allen has been diagnosed with a broken collarbone in addition to his ankle injury, and is likely done for the regular season.

      Advice: Strangely, the Chargers have yet to formally rule Allen for Week 16, but barring a Bolts Super Bowl run, he's almost certainly played his final snap of the 2014-15 season. It appears the only reason for hope is that Allen briefly played through the injury in Week 15. It's a massive blow for the Chargers' scuffling offense, as Allen had really come on of late, catching 49 passes over his past eight games. He'll close the book on his second regular season the owner of a 77/783/4 line. Not a bad year, but a major downgrade from Allen's rookie campaign. He averaged just 10.2 yards per catch after posting a 14.7 mark in 2013. Nevertheless, Allen is only 22, and an elite route runner. He remains a strong hold as a WR2 in dynasty leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 11:19 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (1946th)
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