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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)
    • 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)
    • 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
      Today, 2:16 pm
       
      Questionable
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      4.18 (1932nd)
    • Patriots list Blount (shoulder) questionable
      LeGarrette Blount (shoulder) remained limited in Friday's practice and is listed as questionable for Week 17.

      Advice: Blount was held out last week despite practicing on a limited basis. He could see limited snaps even if active. With Jonas Gray ruled out, Brandon Bolden and James White are candidates for expanded roles. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 2:02 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      5.12 (219th)
    • Jonas Gray (ankle) ruled out for Week 17
      Jonas Gray (ankle) has been ruled out for Week 17.

      Advice: Gray didn't practice all week due to his ankle injury. The Patriots will get him extended rest before the playoffs. LeGarrette Blount (shoulder) and Shane Vereen (ankle) are listed as questionable against Buffalo. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 1:56 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      10.96 (55th)
    • Chiefs list RB Jamaal Charles as questionable
      Jamaal Charles (ankle, hamstring) is listed as questionable for Week 17.

      Advice: He was limited in practice each day this week. Slowing down over the course of the season, Charles has finished on a disappointing note from a fantasy perspective. The Chiefs need a win against the Chargers to have a shot at the playoffs, however, and Charles almost certainly will play. You can see where Patrick Daugherty has Charles ranked among Week 17 running backs at the link below. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 1:28 pm
       
      Questionable
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      16.71 (10th)
    • Quizz expected to lead Week 17 backfield
      The Atlanta Journal-Sentinel expects Jacquizz Rodgers -- not Devonta Freeman -- to handle the "bulk of the carries" in Week 17 against the Panthers.

      Advice: Quizz is also expected to start. We're betting on a 60:40 or 55:45 split between Rodgers and Freeman, with Rodgers playing a bit more and handling a few more touches. Freeman offers more upside because he has more big-play ability, but in a season-long league neither would be considered more than a flex option. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 12:27 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      7.11 (127th)
    • 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)
    • Ryan Mathews listed as out for Week 17
      Ryan Mathews (ankle) has been ruled out for Week 17.

      Advice: Branden Oliver will likely be San Diego's primary ball carrier at Arrowhead, with Browns Donald and Ronnie Brown mixing him behind him. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 11:56 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (2248th)
    • Saints place Pierre Thomas on I.R.
      Saints placed RB Pierre Thomas (ribs) on injured reserve, ending his season.

      Advice: Teams can place players on I.R. with minor injuries this time of year if they have no playoff hopes. The Saints were eliminated from the postseason hunt when they lost to the Falcons in Week 16. Thomas endured an injury-plagued 2014 season. He turned 30 earlier this month and is signed cheaply through 2016. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 11:49 am
       
      Injured Reserve
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (2326th)
    • Falcons expected to start Quizz Rodgers at RB
      Jacquizz Rodgers is expected to be the Falcons' starting running back in Week 17 against the Panthers.

      Advice: Devonta Freeman will rotate in. Rodgers is a superior pass protector and will likely play more snaps than Freeman, just as he did following Steven Jackson's Week 16 injury. Freeman possesses more upside, but "Quizz" may be a better bet for usage. The situation is a tricky one to navigate in Week 17 fantasy leagues. Rodgers is priced cheaper on daily sites than Freeman. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 11:01 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      10.39 (58th)
    • Chris Ivory returns to full practice
      Chris Ivory (hamstring) returned to a full practice on Friday.

      Advice: Ivory will be in uniform when the Jets visit Miami in Week 17. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 10:45 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      8.72 (88th)
    • Rashad Jennings listed as probable
      Rashad Jennings (ankle) is listed as probable for Week 17.

      Advice: He was limited in practice all week, but is fully expected to rejoin the lineup against the Eagles. Jennings and Andre Williams figure to form a timeshare in Week 17, assuming Williams plays. Like Jennings, Williams was "limited" in practice all week. Unlike Jennings, Williams is listed as questionable. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 10:39 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (2344th)
    • Andre Williams listed as questionable
      Andre Williams (shoulder) is listed as questionable for Week 17.

      Advice: He was a limited participant in practice each day this week. The Giants' beat writers have expressed no real worry about Williams' Week 17 availability, although beat writers around the country took it easy this week due to the holidays. We suspect Williams will play against the Eagles, though it will be a situation worth monitoring on Sunday morning. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 10:38 am
       
      Questionable
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      14.55 (26th)
    • James White could play Vereen role in 2015
      ESPN Patriots reporter Mike Reiss thinks James White could be the team's pass-catching back in 2015.

      Advice: With Shane Vereen scheduled to become a free agent in March, White could make the leap in 2015. The 130th pick in May's draft was standout in OTAs and minicamp, but couldn't put it together in the preseason and has played just 27 offensive snaps as a rookie. The Patriots are still high on White. He's a player to target in Dynasty leagues with his value at the lowest it's been. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 9:02 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      10.43 (57th)
    • Pierre Thomas (ribs) doesn't practice Thurs.
      Pierre Thomas (ribs) remained sidelined Thursday.

      Advice: With the Saints eliminated from the playoff picture, Thomas is looking very shaky for Sunday's meaningless finale. His status will be updated on Friday, but he'll most likely be held out for Week 17. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 3:40 pm
       
      Injured Reserve
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (2326th)
    • Jamaal Charles (hamstring) limited on Thurs.
      Jamaal Charles (hamstring, ankle) was limited in Thursday's practice.

      Advice: The Chiefs are just resting Charles ahead of Sunday's must-win finale against the Chargers. He'll be ready to rock for his normal role. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 3:17 pm
       
      Questionable
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      16.71 (10th)
    • Ivory (hamstring) pops up on injury report
      Chris Ivory was added to the Jets' injury report Thursday, getting in a limited session with a hamstring issue.

      Advice: Ivory must have tweaked something in Wednesday's session, as the Jets didn't practice on Thursday. Their injury report was just an approximation. Ivory has a long history of hamstring issues, but the "limited" tag — as opposed to "DNP" — suggests he'll be ready for Sunday's finale against the Dolphins. Ivory's status will be updated on Friday. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 3:12 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      8.72 (88th)
    • 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)
    • Pierre Thomas not at practice
      Pierre Thomas did not practice Wednesday due to a rib injury.

      Advice: When Thomas left the Week 16 loss to the Falcons early, it was announced as a foot injury. Now he's listed with a rib issue. Regardless, we should consider Thomas very questionable for Sunday's meaningless game at Tampa. His absence would upgrade the situation for Mark Ingram and give Khiry Robinson a shot at a few extra touches. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 3:17 pm
       
      Injured Reserve
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (2326th)
    • 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)
    • Ryan Mathews unable to practice Wednesday
      Ryan Mathews (ankle) remained sidelined at Wednesday's practice.

      Advice: Mathews hasn't played the last two games and has yet to resume practicing. Coach Mike McCoy said there's a "possibility" he returns for Sunday's must-win game against the Chiefs, but he's trending in the wrong direction. The Chargers will go with a committee of Branden Oliver, Donald Brown and Ronnie Brown if Mathews sits out. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 11:27 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (2248th)
    • LeGarrette Blount back at practice
      LeGarrette Blount (shoulder) practiced Wednesday.

      Advice: Blount also practiced all of last week, but was ruled out on Saturday. We'll consider him questionable for Sunday's game against the Bills, especially with the Patriots already having clinched the AFC's No. 1 seed. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 9:40 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      5.12 (219th)
    • Rashad Jennings back at practice
      Rashad Jennings (ankle) resumed practicing Wednesday.

      Advice: Jennings isn't going to just pack it in even though he's repeatedly aggravated his ankle sprain in meaningless games down the stretch. If he can play against Philly Sunday, he'll likely share the work with Andre Williams. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 9:25 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (2344th)
    • 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)
    • Ryan Mathews misses another practice
      Ryan Mathews (ankle) was held out of Tuesday's practice.

      Advice: Coach Mike McCoy has said there's a "possibility" Mathews suits up for Sunday's must-win finale against the Chiefs, but he's starting the week off on the wrong foot. We'd expect the injury-prone back to sit, leaving Branden Oliver, Donald Brown and Ronnie Brown to again form a committee. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 11:25 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (2248th)
    • 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)
    • 'Possibility' Ryan Mathews ready for Week 17
      Speaking Monday, Chargers coach Mike McCoy said there's a "possibility" Ryan Mathews (ankle) is ready for Week 17.

      Advice: Mathews has missed the Bolts' past two games. Mathews has yet to resume practicing, so we wouldn't bet big money on him being ready to go against the Chiefs. If that's the case, the Bolts will keep going with a three-man committee of Branden Oliver, Donald Brown and Ronnie Brown. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 11:24 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (2248th)
    • 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)
    • Andre Williams busts a big one in win
      Andre Williams rushed 26 times for 110 yards in Sunday's Week 16 win at St. Louis.

      Advice: With Rashad Jennings (ankle) inactive and the Giants dominating from start to finish, everything worked in Williams' favor. His best run was a 45-yard burst that saw him absolutely truck stick Rams S Rodney McLeon and keep running. Unfortunately, he blew a blitz pickup which led to a few extra carries for Orleans Darkwa in the first half, one of which went for a 12-yard score. Williams projects for a big workload again in Week 17 against the Eagles as it would be a surprise if Jennings returns. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 4:42 pm
       
      Questionable
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      14.55 (26th)
    • Jonas Gray rushes for touchdown vs. Jets
      Jonas Gray rushed six times for five yards and a touchdown in the Patriots' Week 16 win over the Jets.

      Advice: With LeGarrette Blount (shoulder) sidelined, Gray rotated "big back" carries with Brandon Bolden. Bolden out-gained Gray 32-5 on one fewer touch, but it was Gray who earned New England's random touchdown plunge in the fourth quarter. With New England's backfield as muddled as ever, Gray will be a risky DFS play in Week 17. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 2:55 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      10.96 (55th)
    • Chris Ivory rushes for 53 yards vs. Patriots
      Chris Ivory rushed 11 times for 53 yards in the Jets' Week 16 loss to the Patriots.

      Advice: He wasn't targeted in the passing game. Ivory found himself in an even timeshare with Chris Johnson, who also touched the ball 11 times. Ivory enters Week 17 needing 95 yards from scrimmage to reach 1,000 on the season. It would be the first 1K campaign of the fifth-year pro's career. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 2:44 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      8.72 (88th)
    • Jamaal Charles totals 77 yards vs. Steelers
      Jamaal Charles rushed nine times for 29 yards in the Chiefs' Week 16 loss to the Steelers, adding five receptions for 48 additional yards.

      Advice: Charles also lost a fumble. With everything on the line for his team, coach Andy Reid gave Charles just 14 touches in a game where Alex Smith chucked up 45 passes. It was another extremely disappointing game plan as the Chiefs lost for the fourth time in five games. Charles' fumble was a dubious call, as replay appeared to show his knee touching down before the ball came out. Charles and the Chiefs will square off with the Chargers in Week 17, where they'll need a victory to have any shot at the postseason. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 1:48 pm
       
      Questionable
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      16.71 (10th)
    • 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
      Sunday, 1:42 pm
       
      Questionable
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      4.18 (1932nd)
    • Jacquizz Rodgers gets an extended look
      Jacquizz Rodgers rushed 11 times for 29 yards Week 16 against the Saints.

      Advice: Rodgers got an extended run out with Steven Jackson sidelined by a quad injury late in the first half. Rodgers ran hard as he always does, but there is simply not enough talent in his legs to be a feature back. Devonta Freeman will be the Falcons' best bet to move the ball if Jackson is forced to miss Week 17 against Carolina, but Rodgers will likely lead the backfield in touches. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 1:17 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      10.39 (58th)
    • Freeman gets eight touches with Jackson hurt
      Devonta Freeman rushed five times for 36 yards and a touchdown Week 16 against the Saints, adding 3 catches for 48 yards.

      Advice: Freeman busted through a seam on the right side of the Falcons' line, made the safety miss and raced 31-yards to the house to give the Falcons a 20-7 lead in the third quarter. It was probably the most impressive run by a Falcons back this season, but the coaching staff still limited Freeman's touches even with Steven Jackson (quad) sidelined. Jacquizz Rodgers averaged 2.6 yards per carry on 11 totes. Freeman could have a decent role against the Panthers Week 17 if Jackson is forced to miss. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 1:14 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      7.11 (127th)
    • Rashad Jennings inactive for Giants
      Rashad Jennings (ankle) is inactive for Sunday's Week 16 game at the Rams.

      Advice: Jennings was ruled out early in the week, suggesting he's no lock to return for the meaningless Week 17 finale. Andre Williams will carry the mail in a tough spot at St. Louis Sunday. The rest of the Giants inactives: CB Jaron Hosley, LB james Davidson, OL Adam Gettis, OG Eric Herman, DT Dominique Hamilton, TE Jerome Cunningham. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 11:54 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (2344th)
    • Pierre Thomas exits Week 16 with foot injury
      Pierre Thomas exited Week 16 against the Falcons with a foot injury.

      Advice: Thomas is out for the game. It is unclear when the injury occurred. Thomas' final touch of the game was a 16-yard screen catch in the middle of the first quarter. He did not appear to injury himself on the play. With Travaris Cadet inactive, Mark Ingram could see a bump in pass-game usage. Khiry Robinson will see a bump in snaps as well. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 11:32 am
       
      Injured Reserve
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (2326th)
    • 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
      Sunday, 8:32 am
       
      Questionable
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      4.18 (1932nd)
    • 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)
    • LeGarrette Blount ruled out for Week 16
      LeGarrette Blount (shoulder) has been ruled out for Week 16.

      Advice: Blount was expected to play after being limited in practice throughout week. The Patriots will now be down to Jonas Gray and Shane Vereen against the Jets. Julian Edelman (concussion) has also been ruled out for Sunday's game. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 5:22 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      5.12 (219th)
    • 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)
    • 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
      Friday, 2:03 pm
       
      Questionable
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      4.18 (1932nd)
    • LeGarrette Blount listed questionable
      LeGarrette Blount (shoulder) remained limited in Friday's practice and is listed as questionable for Week 16.

      Advice: Blount played only 16 snaps last week due to his shoulder injury. His Week 16 status isn't in doubt, but he faces an uncertain workload at less than 100 percent. Blount is an RB3 with touchdown upside against the Jets. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 1:51 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      5.12 (219th)
    • 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)
    • Ryan Mathews ruled out for Week 16
      Ryan Mathews (ankle) is listed as out for Week 16 against the 49ers.

      Advice: Branden Oliver and Donald Brown will share the backfield on Saturday against San Francisco. It's a fantasy situation to avoid wherever possible. Oliver got more Week 15 touches than Brown and would be the superior flex gamble. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 1:18 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (2248th)
    • Rashad Jennings ruled out for Week 16
      Rashad Jennings (ankle) missed Giants practice on Friday.

      Advice: Old Man Jennings has been ruled out against the Rams. Rookie Andre Williams will handle feature back work at St. Louis, likely seeing 17-24 touches. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 10:00 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (2344th)
    • 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)
    • 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)
    • Jamaal Charles upgraded to 'full' Thursday
      Jamaal Charles (knee, ankle) was upgraded to "full" on Thursday.

      Advice: Charles is banged up, but he's proven effective at playing through minor injuries. He's locked in as a top-three RB1 against the Steelers' soft defense. Coach Andy Reid often loses the plot, but we expect him to feed Charles in a game the Chiefs have to win. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 1:59 pm
       
      Questionable
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      16.71 (10th)
    • 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
      Thursday, 1:58 pm
       
      Questionable
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      4.18 (1932nd)
    • LeGarrette Blount limited on Thursday
      LeGarrette Blount (shoulder) remained limited in Thursday's practice.

      Advice: Blount's Week 16 availability isn't in doubt, but his role is muddled with the re-emergence of Jonas Gray. Blount will be a touchdown-dependent FLEX play for the fantasy finals. Players who are still alive in season-long leagues need to do better. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 1:57 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      5.12 (219th)
    • 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)
    • Ryan Mathews sitting out again on Thursday
      Ryan Mathews (ankle) remained sidelined Thursday.

      Advice: Mathews "wasn't close" to playing in Week 15, and appears all but guaranteed to miss his second-straight game. The oft-injured 2010 first rounder could be heading into free agency having appeared in just 6-of-16 games this season. Branden Oliver and Donald Brown will form a low-upside committee against the 49ers. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 10:43 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (2248th)
    • Rashad Jennings not practicing again
      Rashad Jennings (ankle) is not practicing Thursday.

      Advice: It would be a major surprise if the oft-injured Jennings suits up Sunday, one week after aggravating his lingering ankle sprain. Andre Williams, who rushed 18 times for 44 yards against the Redskins last week, would be a candidate for a similar workload plus any goal-line duties. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 9:29 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (2344th)
    • 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)
    • Jamaal Charles limited on Wednesday
      Jamaal Charles (knee, ankle) was limited Wednesday.

      Advice: The Chiefs removed Charles late in Sunday's win over the Raiders, but he's expected to play through his knee and ankle injuries. Charles is a high-end RB1 for Week 16 against the Steelers. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 3:03 pm
       
      Questionable
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      16.71 (10th)
    • 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)
    • Shane Vereen (ankle) limited Wednesday
      Shane Vereen (ankle) was limited in Wednesday's practice.

      Advice: Vereen hasn't had any setbacks with his ankle injury. He'll be a boom-or-bust FLEX option against the Jets for the fantasy finals. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 1:19 pm
       
      Questionable
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      4.18 (1932nd)
    • LeGarrette Blount limited on Wednesday
      LeGarrette Blount (shoulder) was limited in Wednesday's practice.

      Advice: Blount was out-snapped and out-touched by Jonas Gray last week but did rush for 17 yards and one touchdown on eight carries. We'd tentatively expect Blount to play against the Jets, but he's barely on the RB3 radar. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 1:10 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      5.12 (219th)
    • Ryan Mathews still not practicing Wednesday
      Ryan Mathews (ankle) is not practicing Wednesday.

      Advice: Mathews reportedly "wasn't close to playing" last Sunday. With the Chargers now on a short week and playing Saturday night against the 49ers, Mathews' chances of suiting up appear slim. It'll be Branden Oliver and Donald Brown. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 11:21 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (2248th)
    • Rashad Jennings not practicing Wednesday
      Rashad Jennings (ankle) is not practicing Wednesday.

      Advice: Jennings played one offensive snap last week against the Redskins and aggravated his previous ankle injury on the play. If Jennings can't play -- and it seems unlikely that he will -- Andre Williams will handle a big bulk of the carries against the Rams. Williams would come into play as a back-end RB2. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 8:08 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (2344th)
    • 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)
    • Ryan Mathews (ankle) not practicing Tuesday
      Ryan Mathews (ankle) sat out of Tuesday's practice.

      Advice: The Chargers are playing the 49ers on Saturday, so they're starting their practice week on Tuesday. Per reporter Michael Gehlken, Mathews wasn't "particularly close" to suiting up for Sunday's loss to the Broncos. That would suggest he's not a good bet to return for Week 16, which would leave Branden Oliver, Donald Brown and Ronnie Brown to again form a committee. It would be a situation to avoid against the 49ers' stout run defense. Mathews' status will be updated on Wednesday. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 11:33 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (2248th)
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