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    • Kaepernick closes out disappointing season
      Colin Kaepernick completed 15-of-26 throws for 204 yards and two touchdowns, adding seven scrambles for 63 yards in the 49ers' Week 17 win over the Cardinals.

      Advice: And so ends a highly disappointing 2014 season for Kaepernick, where he finished with a 19:10 TD-to-INT ratio and 60.5 completion rate. Kaepernick definitely isn't getting better and may actually be getting worse, especially as a passer. He was more effective when the 49ers began running him more late in the year, but as a thrower Kaepernick consistently shows poor touch and is too quick to abandon his progressions when his first read appears covered. With Jim Harbaugh expected to go to Michigan, we suspect the 49ers will try to maintain some semblance of system continuity, perhaps retaining OC Greg Roman. Either way, it'll be an interesting offseason for Kaepernick. The Niners also need to replace free agent Michael Crabtree. Rotoworld.com
      30 minutes ago
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      15.91 (33rd)
    • Michael Floyd drops 8-153-2 in loss to Niners
      Michael Floyd secured 8-of-12 targets for 153 yards and two touchdowns in the Cardinals' Week 17 loss to the 49ers.

      Advice: Floyd finally showed what he's capable of when given a lot of passing-game volume. He's a true "No. 1" receiver; the Cardinals to this point just hadn't utilized him as one. Floyd made spectacular sideline catches in this one and repeatedly abused San Francisco's secondary. The Cardinals will need more of where this game from to have a shot at upsetting Carolina in the Wild Card round. Rotoworld.com
      37 minutes ago
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      5.25 (191st)
    • Panthers stomp faker Falcons, win NFC South
      Cam Newton completed 10-of-16 passes for 114 yards, one touchdown, and zero interceptions in the Panthers' division-clinching, 34-3, Week 17 win over the Falcons, adding 51 rushing yards and another touchdown on six carries.

      Advice: The 7-8-1 Panthers end the regular season on a four-game winning streak and have clinched the No. 4 seed in the NFC. They'll host the Cardinals next weekend and have a good chance at pulling out the victory against the Ryan Lindley-led Arizona squad. On Sunday, the Panthers got off to a soaring start, jumping out to an early 10-0 lead with a field goal and touchdown on their first two possessions. Matt Ryan then tossed a pick-six before the Panthers then recovered a fumble at the Falcons' four-yard line. On the next play, Newton and the Carolina offensive line bullied their way into the end zone to stake themselves to a 24-3 lead. On Cam's touchdown pass, he found Ed Dickson in the flat in the front right corner of the end zone from five yards out. Cam is playing his best football of the season at the moment. Rotoworld.com
      57 minutes ago
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      17.91 (15th)
    • Doug Martin rushes for 108 yards vs. Saints
      Doug Martin rushed 19 times for 108 yards in the Bucs' Week 17 loss to the Saints.

      Advice: Martin wasn't targeted in the passing game. Astoundingly, the 100-yard game was Martin's first of the year. That includes yards from scrimmage. Martin showed some juice in the open field, but his game-best, 45-yard run in the second quarter likely would have gone for a 52-yard touchdown two years ago. Banged up for long stretches this season, Martin ends up with a 3.68 YPC. He's the owner of a 3.63 mark on 261 carries since his electrifying rookie year. Martin will be the favorite for Tampa's between-the-tackles duties in 2015, but it's not a given. He's no longer a serious factor in the passing game. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 4:16 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      9.43 (74th)
    • Leonard Hankerson healthy scratch Sunday
      Leonard Hankerson was a healthy scratch for the Redskins' Week 17 loss to the Cowboys.

      Advice: HankTime didn't catch a pass after missing the Redskins' first nine games as he recovered from a torn ACL. Headed to the open market, the No. 79 overall pick of the 2011 draft figures to move on in free agency. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 4:07 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (2142nd)
    • A.J. Green officially active for Week 17
      A.J. Green (biceps) is active for Sunday night's Week 17 game against the Steelers.

      Advice: Green was fully expected to play after being listed as probable, but is dealing with a "badly" bruised biceps and will be at less than 100 percent. The Bengals inactives are CB Terence Newman, DT Devon Still, QB A.J. McCarron, WR Greg Little, OL T.J. Johnson, WR James Wright, and OL Tanner Hawkinson. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 4:07 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      12.01 (46th)
    • Niles Paul catches two passes vs. Cowboys
      Niles Paul caught 2-of-3 targets for 19 yards in the Redskins' Week 17 loss to the Cowboys.

      Advice: A fourth-year pro, Paul coasted to new career highs in catches (39) and yards (507). He scored only one touchdown, but proved he could be a legit threat as a pass-catching tight end whenever Jordan Reed was sidelined. Headed to the open market, Paul will be a potential low-cost bargain wherever he ends up. A former receiver, Paul is definitely a name for fantasy players to keep an eye on. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 3:57 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      1.77 (2416th)
    • Roy Helu totals 83 yards in 2014 finale
      Roy Helu rushed six times for 42 yards in the Redskins' Week 17 loss to the Cowboys, adding four receptions for 41 yards.

      Advice: Helu's 83 yards from scrimmage were his second most of the season. He closes the book on 2014 the owner of 693 total yards, 477 of which came through the air. Helu is one of the game's very best change-of-pace backs, and owns a career 4.43 YPC. Helu deserves a bigger role, and headed to the open market, could earn one in free agency. If he re-signs with Washington, it will be as lightning to Alfred Morris' thunder. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 3:53 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      3.76 (2414th)
    • Bilal Powell wraps up his contract season
      Bilal Powell rushed once for no gain in the Jets' Week 17 win over the Dolphins.

      Advice: Powell was in and out of the lineup this season, mostly operating as the Jets' pass-protection specialist behind Chris Ivory and Chris Johnson. 26-year-old Powell finished the season with 33 carries for 141 yards and 11 receptions. He is an impending free agent and will draw scant interest on the open market as a limited-talent role player. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 2:53 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      2.22 (2580th)
    • Kerley gets 3 touches in Jets finale
      Jeremy Kerley caught one pass for 33 yards and rushed twice for 11 yards in the Jets' Week 17 win over the Dolphins.

      Advice: Kerley's 2014 campaign ends with 38 receptions for 409 yards and one touchdown. A sure-handed slot receiver, Kerley played behind Eric Decker and Percy Harvin for most of the year. This past October, the Jets signed Kerley to a four-year, $16 million extension that ensures he'll be back in 2015 despite anticipated front-office turnover. The 26-year-old is a low-ceiling Dynasty hold with WR4/5 value in PPR and WR5/6 value in non-PPR leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 2:50 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      4.84 (214th)
    • Daniel Thomas scores goal-line TD
      Daniel Thomas rushed once for a one-yard touchdown and caught one pass for one yard in the Dolphins' Week 17 loss to the Jets.

      Advice: Thomas scored an early goal-line touchdown and was otherwise quiet. The pedestrian veteran finished the season with 44 carries for 168 yards (3.82 YPC) and two TDs. Thomas was initially cut by the Dolphins, but re-signed when they lost Knowshon Moreno. If 27-year-old Thomas has a future in the league, it's as a low-end No. 2 or higher-end No. 3 running back. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 2:40 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      2.38 (2574th)
    • Kris Durham plays in four games for TEN
      Kris Durham caught zero passes on two targets in Sunday's Week 17 loss to the Colts.

      Advice: Durham played in four games for the Titans this season, catching six passes for 54 yards. The impending free agent will keep getting NFL sniffs because he's 6-foot-6, but Durham is flat-out terrible and drop prone. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 2:31 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      1.24 (2601st)
    • Andrew Hawkins catches four passes Week 17
      Andrew Hawkins caught 4-of-7 targets for 33 yards Week 17 against the Ravens.

      Advice: Hawkins finishes the year with 63 receptions for 824 yards and two touchdowns. Hawkins looked like a shrewd free-agent acquisition after catching 21 passes through the first three weeks of the season, but his play tailed off as the season progressed. A diminutive slot receiver, Hawkins does not score enough touchdowns to be viable in standard scoring, though he could have some upside in PPR formats if the Browns quarterback situation gets fixed before 2015. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 2:24 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      7.70 (104th)
    • Jordan Cameron finishes disappointing year
      Jordan Cameron caught 3-of-6 targets for 41 yards Week 17 against the Ravens.

      Advice: Cameron got loose down the middle for a 30-yard gain in the first half, but was held in check the rest of the game. It was a quiet finish to a disappointing season for Cameron. Dealing with a concussion and shoulder injury throughout the season, the contract-year tight end managed just 24 catches for 424 yards and two scores across 10 games in 2014. Turning 27 just before the 2015 season begins, Cameron is young enough and talented enough from someone to take a chance despite his long concussion history, but he will likely have to settle for a short-term, prove-it deal. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 2:17 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      5.31 (118th)
    • Kendall Wright finds end zone in finale
      Kendall Wright caught two passes for nine yards with a touchdown in Sunday's Week 17 loss to the Colts.

      Advice: There would be no third-year breakout for Kendall Wright -- not with Jake Locker, Zach Mettenberger and Charlie Whitehurst at quarterback. But there were more warning signs than just inept QB play on Wright, who thought he would be Ken Whisenhunt's Keenan Allen this season. Too often Wright was an afterthought as he averaged just 6.6 targets per game on a team devoid of playmakers. Wright's contract year in 2015 would have more promise if Jameis Winston can step right in and be a difference-maker. The Titans hold the No. 2 overall pick in the 2015 draft. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 2:11 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      7.21 (114th)
    • Kyle Rudolph held catch-less in Week 17
      Kyle Rudolph was held catch-less in the Vikings' Week 17 win over the Bears.

      Advice: We noticed Rudolph on an impressive block to spring Matt Asiata for a first-half run, but otherwise he was quiet coming off multiple injuries. Dating back to Notre Dame, Rudolph has been incredibly injury prone, and he missed seven more games this year, finishing with a disappointing 24-231-2 receiving line. Still only 25 years old, Rudolph is locked up long term in Minnesota after GM Rick Spielman handed him a new six-year, $37.5 million deal this past summer. Although Rudolph plays under typically tight end-friendly OC Norv Turner and in a promising passing attack, his Dynasty outlook is suspect. Rudolph is a quality red-zone target, but isn't quick enough to consistently defeat linebackers or safeties in coverage. He'll be better viewed as a TE2 in 2015 re-draft leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 2:08 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (1797th)
    • Mark Ingram totals 61 yards versus Bucs
      Mark Ingram rushed 14 times for 57 yards and a touchdown in the Saints' Week 17 win over the Bucs, adding two catches for an additional four yards.

      Advice: Ingram finishes his breakout 2014 just 36 yards rushing shy of 1,000 despite missing three games with a broken hand. Ingram was a bright spot for an otherwise massively-disappointing team, averaging 4.26 yards per carry while racking up nine touchdowns. Still only 25, Ingram is headed for free agency. The Saints would undoubtedly love to keep him, but face a daunting cap crunch. It's quite possible Ingram has played his final down in New Orleans. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 1:58 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      13.11 (39th)
    • DeMarco finishes '14 with 1,845 yards rushing
      DeMarco Murray rushed 20 times for 100 yards and a touchdown in the Cowboys' Week 17 win over the Redskins, adding three receptions for an additional 21 yards.

      Advice: Murray finishes 2014 with 1,845 yards rushing, and having surpassed 100 yards on the ground in 12-of-16 contests. His 2,261 yards from scrimmage are 13th most all time, while his raw rushing total is 17th. Murray's 1,845 yards on the ground are a new Cowboys record. Perhaps most impressively, Murray took the rock 392 times, more than all but six players in NFL history. He'll look to carry the Cowboys to their second playoff victory of the Tony Romo era. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 1:42 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      14.94 (19th)
    • Torrey Smith carries Ravens into the playoffs
      Torrey Smith caught 4-of-7 targets for 83 yards and a touchdown Week 17 against the Browns.

      Advice: Struggling along with the rest of the Ravens' offense entering the fourth quarter, Smith put the team on his back in the final frame. Down 10-6 with time winding down, Smith ran past Joe Haden for a 53-yard gain to put the Ravens deep into Cleveland territory. Flacco then hit Smith for a 16-yard score on the very next play. The touchdown catch was Smith's career-high 11th of the season. After an up and down contract year, Smith showed how valuable he can be late in this game. Despite the strong showing, Smith could use a big postseason to improve his free agent market. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 1:36 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      6.68 (131st)
    • Shorts catches 5-of-10 targets in Week 17
      Cecil Shorts caught 5-of-10 targets for 47 yards in the Jaguars' Week 17 loss to the Texans.

      Advice: He also tossed a 23-yard touchdown to Jordan Todman. Shorts' season ends with a disappointing 53-557-1 receiving line. Shorts battled hamstring issues all summer and ended up missing the first two games of the season. He later missed one more game, but managed to stay relatively healthy. The production wasn’t there, however. We can’t place all the blame on the quarterback because Shorts played with Blaine Gabbert and Chad Henne in the past. Shorts was more hurt by the additions of Allen Robinson, Marqise Lee, and Allen Hurns at receiver, making him just a part of the offense instead of the go-to guy. After torching defenses for long touchdowns the previous two seasons, Shorts had just one 50-plus-yard catch. Shorts is set to become a free agent in March. The smart money is on the Jaguars moving on without Shorts. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 1:27 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      5.86 (171st)
    • Jeffery goes 2-34 against Vikings
      Alshon Jeffery managed two catches for 34 yards on five targets in the Bears' Week 17 loss to the Vikings.

      Advice: Jeffery was bottled up in this game by Xavier Rhodes, who has emerged as a legitimate shutdown NFL corner. It was still a highly successful age-24 season for Jeffery, who finished with an 85-1,133-10 receiving line while battling a hamstring injury on and off. He's a long-term WR1 in both Dynasty and re-draft leagues. Jeffery will enter a contract year in 2015. The Bears need to prioritize locking up Jeffery with a long-term deal. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 1:23 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      13.11 (34th)
    • Coby Fleener nets two TDs, Colts get on track
      Coby Fleener caught five passes for 56 yards with two touchdowns in Sunday's 27-10 Week 17 win a Tennessee.

      Advice: Fleener once again ate with Dwayne Allen (knee) sidelined. He was featured in the red zone, working as the primary read on a back-side slip play for a 7-yard score and then coming down with a 8-yard jump ball from Matt Hasselbeck in the fourth quarter. Although Fleener lacks game awareness and physicality, he has wideout-like athletic ability in a tight end's frame. He finishes his third NFL season with 51 catches for 774 yards and eight touchdowns. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 1:11 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      8.66 (58th)
    • Shane Vereen very limited against the Bills
      Shane Vereen rushed twice for one yard and caught three passes for 14 yards Week 17 against the Bills.

      Advice: Vereen was very limited in the meaningless season finale. He did not see much of the field in the first half, and did not have a touch or target after halftime. Vereen was dealing with an ankle injury heading into the game, but his lack of involvement had more to do with the nature of the game. He will be good to go when the Patriots open the playoffs in two weeks. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 1:02 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      2.73 (2556th)
    • Denarius Moore inactive again
      Denarius Moore (knee) is inactive for Sunday's Week 17 game at Denver.

      Advice: Moore wraps his fourth NFL season with 12 catches for 115 yards and zero touchdowns in 10 games, tumbling down the depth chart. The one-time intriguing deep threat will have to settle for a non-guaranteed contract in free agency. The rest of the Raiders inactives: WR Vincent Brown, CB Chimdi Chekwa, CB TJ Carrie, G Tony Bergstrom, T Menelik Watson and DT Stacy McGee. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 12:11 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (2058th)
    • A.J. Green uncertain what to expect from arm
      According to ESPN's Bob Holtzman, A.J. Green (bicep) will play in Sunday night's game against the Steelers but is "uncertain what to expect."

      Advice: Green "badly" bruised his bicep during last week's win over the Broncos. He attempted to play through it briefly, but was in too much pain and left for good in the third quarter. Green has obviously gotten some of the soreness out over the last six days and earned a "probable" tag, but he doesn't sound close to 100 percent. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 7:14 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      12.01 (46th)
    • Julio Jones a go for Week 17 vs. Carolina
      NFL Network's Albert Breer confirms Julio Jones (oblique) will play Week 17 against the Panthers.

      Advice: According to Breer, the Falcons feel so good about Julio that they don't even need to put him through pregame tests. He isn't at 100 percent, but should dominate targets in this winner-takes-the-NFC-South tilt. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 5:59 am
       
      Questionable
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      13.89 (27th)
    • Andrew Hawkins questionable for Week 17
      Andrew Hawkins (thumb) is listed as questionable for Week 17.

      Advice: Hawkins missed practice Wednesday and Thursday, but was able to get in a limited session on Friday. With Josh Gordon suspended, the Browns could be forced to start Taylor Gabriel and Travis Benjamin if Hawkins is held out. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 11:21 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      7.70 (104th)
    • Cowboys' starters saw full reps in practice
      ESPN's Adam Schefter reports the Cowboys' starters practiced this week as if they were playing in a "regular role."

      Advice: Needing basically a miracle to earn a first-round bye, the Cowboys have little reason to play their starters against Washington. That appears to matter little to coach Jason Garrett, who has been consistent the starters will play a normal role Week 17. A full game may be Dallas' intent, but it would not be surprising if Tony Romo, DeMarco Murray and Dez Bryant are pulled at some point in the game. All three are risky targets in daily formats. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:23 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      14.94 (19th)
    • Shane Vereen (ankle) officially questionable
      Shane Vereen (ankle) is listed as questionable for Week 17.

      Advice: Vereen's status isn't in doubt, but his workload is up in the air in a game where the Patriots may rest their starters. LeGarrette Blount is questionable and Jonas Gray has been ruled out, so Vereen could lead the Patriots in carries this week. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 2:16 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      2.73 (2556th)
    • A.J. Green listed as probable
      A.J. Green (biceps) is listed as probable for Week 17.

      Advice: He practiced fully on Friday and will be out there against Pittsburgh. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 11:09 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      12.01 (46th)
    • Kyle Rudolph listed as questionable
      Kyle Rudolph (ankle/knee) is listed as questionable for Week 17.

      Advice: Rudolph did very little on the practice field this week. Even if he plays against the Bears, Rudolph would figure to be "limited" in the game. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 11:02 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (1797th)
    • DeMarco Murray returns to Cowboys practice
      DeMarco Murray (illness) returned to Cowboys practice Friday and is listed as probable for Week 17.

      Advice: Murray missed Thursday because he was sick. The Cowboys no longer seem overly concerned with Murray's surgically repaired hand. Murray needs 29 yards Sunday to break Emmitt Smith's single-season franchise record (1,773). Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 10:42 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      14.94 (19th)
    • Julio Jones back at practice Friday
      Julio Jones (oblique) returned to practice Friday.

      Advice: He's listed as questionable but is going to play Sunday with the NFC South on the line against the Panthers. Jones isn't 100 percent but will be peppered with targets. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 8:17 am
       
      Questionable
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      13.89 (27th)
    • Ravens not expected to tag Torrey Smith
      The Ravens aren't expected to use the franchise tag on impending free agent Torrey Smith.

      Advice: It would cost around $12 million to do so. Smith wants to remain in Baltimore, but is wrapping up a down year in terms of yards despite a career-best 10 touchdowns. He's battled drops and bouts of inconsistency. Joe Flacco isn't taking as many deep shots in first-year OC Gary Kubiak's offense. Smith is unlikely to be paid like a No. 1 receiver. He's more likely to get a Golden Tate deal. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 6:26 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      6.68 (131st)
    • Kyle Rudolph (knee, ankle) still sitting
      Kyle Rudolph (ankle, knee) remained sidelined Thursday.

      Advice: The injury-prone tight end appears poised to miss Sunday's finale. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 12:47 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (1797th)
    • A.J. Green (arm) returns to Bengals practice
      A.J. Green (arm) returned to Bengals practice Thursday, getting in a limited session.

      Advice: It confirms that Green is on track to suit up for Sunday evening's AFC North title game. Green will likely be listed as "questionable" on Friday's injury report, but all signs point toward him playing against the Steelers. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 12:44 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      12.01 (46th)
    • Julio Jones (oblique) still sidelined Thurs.
      Julio Jones (oblique) remained sidelined Thursday.

      Advice: Jones could miss Friday's session, as well, but will suit up at less than 100 percent health for Sunday's winner-take-all tilt against the Panthers. He can be trusted in daily leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 11:48 am
       
      Questionable
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      13.89 (27th)
    • Julio Jones (oblique) held out Wednesday
      Julio Jones (oblique) did not practice Wednesday.

      Advice: Jones didn't look fully healthy last week, but still managed seven catches for a team-high 107 yards. The Falcons are resting him leading up to Sunday's NFC South championship. Roddy White (ankle) was also held out. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 1:14 pm
       
      Questionable
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      13.89 (27th)
    • Kyle Rudolph (ankle/knee) not practicing
      Kyle Rudolph (ankle/knee) is not practicing Wednesday.

      Advice: It's not a good sign for his Week 17 status. Chase Ford will continue to start if Rudolph is held out. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 10:34 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (1797th)
    • A.J. Green (arm) not practicing Wednesday
      A.J. Green (arm) is not practicing Wednesday.

      Advice: No surprise. Green will likely miss most of the practice week, but the Bengals have expressed optimism regarding Green's ability to play Week 17 vs. Pittsburgh. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 10:17 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      12.01 (46th)
    • DeMarco Murray practicing Wednesday
      DeMarco Murray (hand) is practicing Wednesday.

      Advice: On paper, the Cowboys can still earn a first-round bye. But they would need both the Seahawks to lose at home to the Rams and the Cardinals to lose at San Francisco. So it's unclear just how motivated they will be at Washington Sunday, which could lead to a limited workload for Murray. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 9:31 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      14.94 (19th)
    • Report: Bengals optimistic on Green's status
      NFL.com's Albert Breer reports the Bengals are optimistic that A.J. Green (bruised biceps) will be ready for Week 17.

      Advice: Coach Marvin Lewis said as much in a Tuesday interview with ESPN. Green will undoubtedly miss practice time, but he's looking better than 50-50 to suit up for Sunday's AFC North title game against the Steelers. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 2:13 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      12.01 (46th)
    • A.J. Green (arm) escapes with only 'swelling'
      A.J. Green (arm) has avoided structural damage, and was dealing with only "swelling" on Tuesday.

      Advice: Appearing on ESPN's NFL Insiders, Bengals coach Marvin Lewis said Green had already regained his strength by last evening. Green took a first-quarter hit against the Broncos, eventually checking out for the night in the third. It sounds like Green will suit up for Sunday's AFC North title game against the Steelers, but his status can't be taken for granted. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 1:10 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      12.01 (46th)
    • Andrew Hawkins not practicing Tuesday
      Andrew Hawkins (thumb) sat out Tuesday's practice.

      Advice: Hawkins' status for Sunday's finale is unclear. Even if he gives it a go, he'll be off the DFS radar with practice-squad QB Connor Shaw currently in line to start against the Ravens. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 11:21 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      7.70 (104th)
    • A.J. Green (arm) expects to play in Week 17
      Following Monday night's win over the Broncos, A.J. Green (arm) said he expects to play in Week 17.

      Advice: Green sustained the injury in the first quarter when a high throw from Andy Dalton left him vulnerable to a hit from T.J. Ward. Green tried to play through it, but was in visible pain and ended up leaving the game for good in the third quarter. Although X-rays were negative, the pain of the bruise was too much. The playoff bound Bengals still have seeding to play for against the Steelers in Week 17. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 5:48 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      12.01 (46th)
    • A.J. Green looking unlikely to return to MNF
      A.J. Green (arm) has been downgraded to questionable to return to Monday night's Week 16 game against the Broncos.

      Advice: Green originally hurt his arm on the Bengals' fourth offensive play, an Andy Dalton pick-six. He missed eight plays before returning for a few more with some padding on his bicep area. Green was able to run a few routes and see a total of four targets before exiting again. His night ends with zero catches. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 8:25 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      12.01 (46th)
    • A.J. Green (arm) returns after missing 8 plays
      A.J. Green exited Week 16 against the Broncos with an arm injury but returned after missing eight snaps.

      Advice: Green got popped by T.J. Ward on Andy Dalton's pick-six on the Bengals' fourth offensive play of the game. Dalton threw the ball high, and Ward delivered the blow. The trainers wrapped Green's bicep with some sort of padding. He's not 100 percent, but owners can breathe with fantasy titles on the line. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 6:01 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      12.01 (46th)
    • Cam Newton emerges from return healthy
      Coach Ron Rivera confirmed Cam Newton (back) emerged from Sunday's win healthy.

      Advice: Newton didn't show any ill effects from his car crash against the Browns, running 12 times for 63 yards with a touchdown. He'll be all systems go for a dream Week 17 matchup against the Falcons. When these teams played in Atlanta Week 11, Newton threw for 292 yards and two touchdowns and ran for another 30 yards. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 22, 9:38 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      17.91 (15th)
    • DeMarco Murray admits hand bothered him
      Following Sunday's win over the Colts, DeMarco Murray admitted his broken hand was "hurting throughout the game."

      Advice: Murray predictably didn't catch a pass for the first time this season, but gutted out a 22-58-1 line on the ground. He figures to be closer to 100 percent in Week 17 if the Cowboys choose to use him. They've clinched the NFC East already, yet can get a first-round bye if they beat the Redskins and both the Cardinals and Seahawks lose. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 22, 6:39 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      14.94 (19th)
    • Andrew Hawkins injured thumb in loss
      Andrew Hawkins injured his right thumb during Sunday's Week 16 loss at Carolina.

      Advice: Hawkins finished with just one catch for 28 yards and played on 48.9 percent of the snaps. He's headed for a Monday MRI. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 22, 6:25 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      7.70 (104th)
    • Michael Floyd does little in Week 16
      Michael Floyd caught two passes for 41 yards in Sunday night's Week 16 loss to Seattle.

      Advice: Floyd was a non-factor outside of a 32-yard catch in the third quarter. He was Ryan Lindley's No. 2 option, finishing with eight targets. Floyd is averaging 59 yards over his last four games and hasn't scored a touchdown since Week 11. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 21, 10:11 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      5.25 (191st)
    • Julio Jones says he'll be 'OK' for Week 17
      Following Sunday's win at New Orleans, Julio Jones (oblique) said he'll be "OK" for Week 17.

      Advice: Jones wasn't 100 percent Sunday, but was healthy enough to put seven catches and a team-high 107 yards on the Saints. "I felt OK," he said. "I know I needed to be out there with my teammates. ... I felt pretty good: Not 100 percent, but it was good enough to go out there and get the W." We wouldn't expect Jones to practice much, if at all this week. But considering the Falcons are playing the Panthers for the NFC South next week, he'll almost certainly be starting again. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 21, 6:06 pm
       
      Questionable
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      13.89 (27th)
    • Coby Fleener racks up seven targets Week 16
      Coby Fleener caught 4-of-7 targets for 36 yards Week 16 against the Cowboys.

      Advice: Fleener made a nice 17-yard sideline grab early in the game but was limited by the Colts' floundering offense. The return of Dwayne Allen has not seriously eaten into Fleener's targets. He is a good bet for 7-10 targets Week 17 against the Titans. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 21, 5:06 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      8.66 (58th)
    • DeMarco appears to be finished for the day
      With the Cowboys leading 35-0, DeMarco Murray (hand) is getting the tape cut off his hand and appears to be done for the day.

      Advice: Murray played 30-of-49 offensive snaps before getting pulled, turning 22 carries into 58 yards and a touchdown. He was not targeted in the passing game. Murray was clearly hampered by the hand injury. He carried the ball almost exclusively in his right hand and seemed wary of using his hands to block in pass protection, instead attempting to essentially tackle the blitzing defender. Murray did not suffer any setbacks, but with the NFC East already locked up, the Cowboys may decide to rest Murray in the season finale against Washington. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 21, 3:43 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      14.94 (19th)
    • Torrey Smith catches 2 more TDs in Week 16
      Torrey Smith caught five passes for 59 yards and two touchdowns in the Ravens' Week 16 loss to the Texans.

      Advice: He and Steve Smith Sr. were both targeted a team-high 12 times. Torrey was left wide open on his first eight-yard touchdown before later scoring from 20 yards out on a screen pass to the right. Torrey's season started slow, and while the yards aren't there thanks to drops and miscommunication with Joe Flacco, he now has secured a career-high 10 touchdowns. The Ravens close the regular season at home against the Browns in Week 17. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 21, 2:07 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      6.68 (131st)
    • Mark Ingram shut down by Falcons but scores
      Mark Ingram rushed 13 times for 38 yards and a touchdown Week 16 against the Falcons.

      Advice: Ingram was gifted a touchdown after Jalen Saunders returned the opening kickoff 99 yards to the Falcons' one-yard line. He was completely shut down the rest of the game as Atlanta completely dominated the line of scrimmage. Pierre Thomas (foot) left this game early, so Ingram could have an expanded role Week 17 against the Bucs. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 21, 2:04 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      13.11 (39th)
    • Doug Martin does little against Packers
      Doug Martin had 10 carries for 17 yards in Sunday's Week 16 loss to the Packers.

      Advice: Martin continued to get the majority of early down work, with Charles Sims playing in pass situations. He wasn't able to build off last week's game against the Panthers. The Bucs abandoned the run in the second half, and were held to just 163 yards of total offense. Martin has a matchup against the Saints in Week 17. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 21, 2:04 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      9.43 (74th)
    • Jeremy Kerley has three-catch day in loss
      Jeremy Kerley caught 3-of-6 targets for 54 yards in the Jets' Week 16 loss to the Patriots.

      Advice: Kerley's yardage led the team in what was a sloppy slugfest. The PPR deep cut enters next week's finale against the Dolphins the owner of a 37/376/1 line. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 21, 2:02 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      4.84 (214th)
    • Shane Vereen turns in another dud vs. Jets
      Shane Vereen rushed six times for 38 yards in the Patriots' Week 16 win over the Jets, adding a 12-yard reception.

      Advice: Vereen entered the game to high expectations in the absence of LeGarrette Blount (shoulder), but as has become his custom, couldn't deliver. Vereen found himself in a three-man committee with Jonas Gray and Brandon Bolden, with six of his touches coming on one third-quarter series. In Vereen's defense, he should have gotten the ball much more. Vereen looked spry in the open field, and went for five or more yards on 5-of-7 touches. Vereen will do battle with the Bills' slumping run defense in Week 17. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 21, 1:42 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      2.73 (2556th)
    • Hawkins goes 1-28 against Panthers
      Andrew Hawkins secured 1-of-4 targets for 28 yards in the Browns' Week 16 loss to the Panthers.

      Advice: Hawkins' lone reception came deep down the middle on a pass from Johnny Manziel. "Baby Hawk" has seen a reduced role since Josh Gordon returned, and doesn't figure to be a major factor in Week 17 against the Ravens. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 21, 1:30 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      7.70 (104th)
    • Alshon Jeffery catches case of dropsies
      Alshon Jeffery caught six passes for 72 yards with one touchdown in Sunday's Week 16 loss to the Lions.

      Advice: Jeffery caught a severe case of the dropsies and ended up with an absurd five of them. On the last one, he was grasping his head in disbelief before the ball even hit the ground. Jeffery still had a nice fantasy day, getting targeted on lots of wide receiver screens and hauling in a 20-yard scoring pass from a cool and collected Jimmy Clausen in the third quarter. The Bears wrap the season against the Vikings next week. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 21, 1:26 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      13.11 (34th)
    • Cameron goes 3-88-1 against Panthers
      Jordan Cameron secured 3-of-5 targets for 88 yards and a touchdown in the Browns' Week 16 loss to the Panthers.

      Advice: Cameron was silent until the fourth quarter, when Brian Hoyer hit him for a dramatic 81-yard touchdown to give Cleveland the lead. It ultimately wasn't enough as the Panthers came back to win on a Cam Newton nine-yard touchdown pass to Jonathan Stewart. It's been a lost fantasy year for Cameron, but his ability to produce was never in question. He'll look to finish strong in a Week 17 date with Baltimore. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 21, 1:23 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      5.31 (118th)
    • Cam accounts for 264 yards, 2 TDs in victory
      Cam Newton completed 18-of-31 passes for 201 yards, one touchdown, and one interception in the Panthers' Week 16 win over Cleveland, adding 12 carries for 63 yards and an additional score.

      Advice: The Panthers' passing game struggled, but Newton plunged in for a two-yard touchdown on a second-quarter bootleg to give Carolina a 10-3 lead. OC Mike Shula was surprisingly aggressive utilizing Cam as a runner under two weeks removed from his scary car accident. Cam dominated on bootleg runs in this game, finishing with his third highest rushing total of the season. Newton threw his lone TD pass to Jonathan Stewart from nine yards out in the fourth quarter, which proved the game winner. At 6-8-1, the Panthers will face the Falcons in Week 17 for the NFC South title. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 21, 1:10 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      17.91 (15th)
    • Julio Jones catches 7 for 107 against Saints
      Julio Jones caught 7-of-8 targets for 107 yards Week 16 against the Saints.

      Advice: Jones did not play every snap, but he played the vast majority despite not practicing at all leading up to the game. Jones did not appear to be 100 percent healthy, but he still made several big plays including a huge 24-yard grab that set up the Falcons for a touchdown with little time left in the second quarter. Jones appeared to escape the game without any setbacks, meaning he should be good to go for the winner take all game against the Panthers next week. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 21, 1:09 pm
       
      Questionable
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      13.89 (27th)
    • DeMarco Murray officially active for Week 16
      DeMarco Murray (hand) is officially active for Week 16 against the Colts.

      Advice: As expected Murray will play, but he may be limited by the cast on his left hand. Lance Dunbar should see more work in the passing game while Joseph Randle could siphon off some carries as well. With both RT Doug Free (ankle) inactive and RG Zack Martin (ankle) banged up, Murray could also be hindered by the health of the Cowboys' offensive line. Even with all the concerns, Murray has proven this season is a must-start option. Along with Free, the Cowboys declared DE Kenneth Boatright, DT Josh Brent, DB Jakar Hamilton, T Donald Hawkins, QB Dustin Vaughn and OLB Dekoda Watson inactive for Week 16. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 21, 12:15 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      14.94 (19th)
    • Raiders declare Week 16 inactives
      Raiders declared WR Denarius Moore, WR Vincent Brown, CM Chimdi Chekwa, OG Tony Bergstrom, OT Menelik Watson, TE Brian Leonhardt, and DT Stacy McGee inactive for Week 16 against the Bills.

      Advice: Moore hurt his ankle and knee a couple weeks ago at the team hotel. Brown has a groin injury. CB D.J. Hayden (back) is active despite being questionable. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 21, 12:09 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (2058th)
    • Julio Jones reportedly looks good in warmup
      According to Jay Adams of the Falcons' official site, Julio Jones (oblique) is "really passing the eye test" in warmups.

      Advice: Adams is an employee of the team, so it's possible he's wearing rose-colored glasses. But his observations are worth passing along. Adams says Julio "looks strong, loose, ready" and is "running well." The Falcons desperately need to win this game over the Saints and desperately need their No. 1 WR as more than a decoy. We've ranked him 17th among wideouts. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 21, 9:45 am
       
      Questionable
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      13.89 (27th)
    • DeMarco Murray will be limited in pass game
      FOX Sports' Jay Glazer confirms DeMarco Murray (hand) is expected to play Sunday, "though his role will be limited some" in the passing game.

      Advice: The concerns on Murray primarily involve his pass protection and receiving. It's quite possible he won't have a single reception in Week 16. Look for Patrick Daugherty's final rankings, which will be up on Rotoworld shortly. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 21, 9:06 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      14.94 (19th)
    • Vikings declare Week 16 inactives
      Vikings declared TE Kyle Rudolph, S Ahmad Dixon, CB Shaun Prater, FB Zach Line, LB Anthony Barr, OT Carter Bykowski, and G Charlie Johnson inactive for Week 16 against the Dolphins.

      Advice: Chase Ford will replace Rudolph as Minnesota's pass-catching tight end. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 21, 8:34 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (1797th)
    • Shane Vereen officially active versus Jets
      Shane Vereen (ankle) is officially active for Week 16 against the Jets.

      Advice: As previously reported, neither Julian Edelman (concussion) nor LeGarrette Blount made the trip to New York. With Edelman sidelined, both Vereen and Danny Amendola will have bigger roles as pass catchers. The Boston Globe went as far as to suggest that Vereen will "pick up (Edelman's) slack." Also inactive for the Patriots are RB James White, CB Alfonzo Dennard, OG Dan Connolly, OT Jordan Devey and CB Kyle Arrington. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 21, 8:32 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      2.73 (2556th)
    • Cam Newton active, starting against Browns
      Cam Newton is active for Week 16 against the Browns.

      Advice: He's officially starting and gets a matchup boost with Joe Haden (shoulder) on the Browns' inactive list. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 21, 8:28 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      17.91 (15th)
    • Julio Jones officially active against Saints
      Julio Jones (strained oblique) is officially active for Week 16 against the Saints.

      Advice: The Falcons reportedly saw enough from Jones in a pre-game workout to make him active despite Jones missing every practice this week. Jones could be limited by his oblique injury, but the buzz around Falcons' camp has always been he would be more than a decoy if active. He is a risky play during championship week, but his upside makes him a mid-range WR2 even with the risk. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 21, 8:21 am
       
      Questionable
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      13.89 (27th)
    • Julio Jones' injury is a strained oblique
      ESPN's Chris Mortensen reported on Sunday Countdown that Julio Jones' specific injury is a strained oblique.

      Advice: Mort also reiterated that the Falcons are "optimistic" Jones will play today. The Falcons visit the Saints in a 1pm ET game, so we will have Julio's activity or lack thereof posted on the website no later than noon ET today. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 21, 7:18 am
       
      Questionable
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      13.89 (27th)
    • Julio Jones 'walking fine' at Superdome
      Julio Jones (hip, questionable) was "walking fine" as he arrived at the Superdome Sunday morning.

      Advice: This doesn't hint at whether Julio will play or not, but it's fantasy title week and we're blurbing any and all information on critical skill-position players. The Falcons will decide Jones' availability during a pre-game warmup Sunday morning. The signs currently point toward Julio being active at the Saints. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 21, 7:14 am
       
      Questionable
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      13.89 (27th)
    • Cowboys 'nervous' about D. Murray's pass pro
      NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports DeMarco Murray is "going to play" Sunday with a wrap on his surgically repaired hand, but the Cowboys are "nervous" about using him in pass protection.

      Advice: RapSheet writes to not be surprised if Murray and other Cowboys rest next week if Dallas locks up a playoff spot today. On Sunday, we expect to see Lance Dunbar handle a few more snaps than usual in pass-pro situations. The Cowboys may also give Joseph Randle a heavier dose of change-up work. Murray is still a top-ten RB1 play against the Colts' leaky defense. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 21, 6:31 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      14.94 (19th)
    • Kaepernick racks up 151 rushing yards in loss
      Colin Kaepernick rushed seven times for 151 yards and a touchdown Week 16 against the Chargers, adding 114 yards and a score through the air.

      Advice: With the 49ers dominating on the ground, Kaepernick was only asked to throw 24 times in a game San Francisco led 28-7 at halftime. Kaepernick's best play of the night was a 90-yard touchdown scramble in the third quarter. Kaepernick escaped pressure, put a move on Chargers S Eric Weddle and turned on the jets for the long score that appeared to put a stop to San Diego's comeback bid. It was all for nought, however, as two Philip Rivers' fourth-quarter touchdown passes and a Quinton Patton overtime fumble sealed the 49ers' fate. Despite the loss, Kaepernick appeared more willing to run for the second week in a row, and clearly showed the athleticism that once made him feared still exists. He is not a good real-life quarterback, but Kaepernick can be a quality fantasy option as long as he continues to run. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 20, 9:25 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      15.91 (33rd)
    • Cam Newton cleared for Week 16
      Cam Newton (probable, back) will start Week 16 against the Browns.

      Advice: He was officially cleared by the Panthers on Saturday. Newton's role in the run game will be limited, but he has QB1 upside despite a tough matchup. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 20, 11:58 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      17.91 (15th)
    • Report: Expecation is DeMarco Murray plays
      ESPN's Ed Werder reports expectations are DeMarco Murray (hand, questionable) will play Week 16 against the Colts.

      Advice: This report jibes with the general feeling around Cowboys' camp this week. Murray is fully expected to be active and start against the Colts, though he may lose some pass-game work to Lance Dunbar. Murray is a must start if active, but with RT Doug Free (ankle, doubtful) and RG Zack Martin (ankle, questionable) likely out, he may find less running room than usual against Indianapolis. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 20, 9:41 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      14.94 (19th)
    • Rivera 'very confident' Cam Newton will start
      Panthers coach Ron Rivera said he is "very confident" Cam Newton (back, probable) will start Week 16 against the Browns.

      Advice: In coach speak that is a veritable guarantee. Newton practiced all week and is a lock to start against Cleveland. Newton played his best game of the season Week 14 before injuring his back, and has QB1 upside even in a tough matchup. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 20, 7:28 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      17.91 (15th)
    • Shane Vereen (ankle) limited Wednesday
      Shane Vereen (ankle) is listed as questionable for Week 16.

      Advice: Vereen has played the last two weeks despite being listed as questionable. He projects for 6-8 touches against the Jets. Vereen won't be more than a low-end RB3 option for the fantasy finals. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 19, 2:03 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      2.73 (2556th)
    • 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
      Dec 19, 12:35 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      2.38 (2574th)
    • 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
      Dec 19, 12:15 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (1797th)
    • 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
      Dec 19, 9:45 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      17.91 (15th)
    • 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
      Dec 19, 6:07 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      17.91 (15th)
    • Kendall Wright goes for 73 yards in return
      Kendall Wright caught 4-of-5 targets for 73 yards in the Titans' Week 16 loss to the Jaguars.

      Advice: Wright had missed each of the Titans' past two games with a hand issue, but looked no worse for the wear in Jacksonville. Wright was shaken up after one of his longer grabs, but was never announced with an injury, and quickly returned. He'll be a WR4 for Week 17 against the Colts. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 18, 8:52 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      7.21 (114th)
    • Cecil Shorts has another inefficient night
      Cecil Shorts caught 2-of-7 targets for 15 yards in the Jaguars' Week 16 win over the Titans.

      Advice: It was another brutal effort for a veteran in the midst of a disappointing season, as Shorts committed no fewer than three drops. In a sign of how Shorts' night went, one of his muffs was wiped out by an offensive pass interference penalty. Shorts won't be a recommended DFS play in Week 17 against the Texans. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 18, 8:45 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      5.86 (171st)
    • Kendall Wright, Delanie both active for TNF
      Kendall Wright (hand) is active for Week 16 against the Jaguars.

      Advice: As is Delanie Walker (knee). It's a nice boost for fill-in quarterback Charlie Whitehurst, and limits Nate Washington's WR3 appeal. Wright isn't wearing any protective gear on his hand, and can be fired up as a WR4. Inactive for the Titans are QB Zach Mettenberger, LT Taylor Lewan, DB Jemea Thomas, LB Zaviar Gooden, LB Dontay Moch, OT Terren Jones and DT Mike Martin. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 18, 4:01 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      7.21 (114th)
    • Shane Vereen (ankle) still limited Thursday
      Shane Vereen (ankle) remained limited on Thursday.

      Advice: Vereen will play against the Jets, but can't be counted on for more than 6-8 touches. He's an uninspiring RB3. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 18, 1:58 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      2.73 (2556th)
    • 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
      Dec 18, 12:54 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (1797th)
    • 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
      Dec 18, 12:53 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      2.38 (2574th)
    • Roy Helu (toe) practicing in full for Week 16
      Roy Helu (toe) is practicing in full for Week 16.

      Advice: Helu should be ready to return as the Redskins' pass-catching back after a one-game absence. That means Chris Thompson will head back to the bench. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 18, 11:43 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      3.76 (2414th)
    • 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
      Dec 18, 11:32 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      17.91 (15th)
    • 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
      Dec 18, 10:59 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      17.91 (15th)
    • Andrew Hawkins misses practice Thursday
      Andrew Hawkins missed Thursday's practice.

      Advice: Hawkins is battling an illness. He's going to be fine for Sunday's game against the Panthers, but won't be on the WR3 radar. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 18, 10:29 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      7.70 (104th)
    • Torrey Smith not on injury report
      Torrey Smith is not listed on the Week 16 injury report.

      Advice: It's a bit of a surprise. Smith's knee injury turned him into a mere decoy in Week 14 and then he posted 2-16-0 on three targets in Week 15. By not even mentioning him on the injury report, the Ravens are saying he's close to 100 percent for a dreamy matchup with the Texans Sunday. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 18, 9:35 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      6.68 (131st)
    • 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
      Dec 18, 9:17 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (1797th)
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