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    • No plans on how long Logan Thomas will play
      Speaking Wednesday, coach Bruce Arians said there are "no plans on how long" starting QB Logan Thomas plays at San Francisco Sunday.

      Advice: On Tuesday night, Arians said Thomas will at least play the first half. Now he's not even guaranteeing that. The bottom line is that the very raw Thomas will be on an extremely short leash and his range of production is vast. Even at minimum price on some DFS sites, it's very hard to trust Thomas in this spot. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 7:19 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      10.18 (109th)
    • Patriots may not play starters whole game?
      ESPN Boston's Mike Reiss suggests the Patriots may not play their starters the whole game during Sunday's regular season finale against the Bills.

      Advice: The Patriots clinched the AFC's No. 1 seed when the Broncos lost to the Bengals on Monday night. Reiss suspects the Patriots could view this game "similar to a fourth preseason contest when the third preseason game doesn't go as well as planned." That could mean trying to "develop some momentum" on offense and if that happens, pulling guys like Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski for the second half. Of course, Bill Belichick has been known to keep his foot on the gas in tons of low-priority situations, so no one knows for sure what will happen. But there's certainly risk in using any Patriots this week. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 7:09 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      5.48 (2551st)
    • Kelly to evaluate Foles this offseason
      Speaking Wednesday, coach Chip Kelly declined to give Nick Foles a full endorsement.

      Advice: Kelly said he'll go through a long evaluation process on all his players, including Foles. He's not going to name him his starter even though Foles is 14-4 over his last 18 starts under Kelly. That's because he was shaky this season, turning the ball over 13 times in just more than seven games and completing just 59.8 percent of his passes. The problem for the Eagles is that they're unlikely to find serious competition for Foles this offseason unless they mortgage their whole future to move up in the draft for Marcus Mariota or Jameis Winston. Foles, heading into the final year of his rookie contract, is the heavy favorite to open 2015 as the Eagles' starting quarterback Rotoworld.com
      Today, 6:45 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (2434th)
    • Pettine: Manziel to have 'chance to compete'
      Coach Mike Pettine said Johnny Manziel (IR, hamstring) will "have the chance to compete" for the starting job in 2015.

      Advice: The Browns clearly aren't going to hand the starting gig to Manziel on a silver platter. How could they after he lost a camp battle to journeyman Brian Hoyer, appeared completely unprepared in his two starts and posted a 42.0 passer rating. Manziel knows he needs to grow up in a hurry if he's going to make an NFL impact. "It's a job for me now. I have to take it a lot more seriously than maybe I did at first," he admitted. With Hoyer currently an impending free agent, JFF's 2015 competition may come from outside the organization. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 6:27 am
       
      Injured Reserve
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (2491st)
    • Peyton Manning practicing in full
      Peyton Manning (thigh) is practicing in full this week.

      Advice: Manning missed a day of practice last week and was limited in others. So it's safe to say he's far healthier this week as the Broncos prepare for a home game against the Raiders. They need to win the game to lock up the AFC's No. 2 seed and a first-round bye. The Broncos' run-first mentality over the last month caps Manning's upside, but he's still a top-shelf QB1 in this matchup. Peyton also added Wednesday that he plans to be back in 2015, brushing off silly retirement notions. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 6:12 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      22.16 (2nd)
    • Michael Crabtree on SF future: It depends
      When asked if he wants to be back with the 49ers next season, impending free agent Michael Crabtree said, "It depends."

      Advice: Crabtree was a major disappointment this season, recording just 64 catches for 657 yards and four touchdowns. Colin Kapernick's regression certainly hasn't helped, but there's also concerns about Crabtree's ability since coming off a 2013 Achilles' tendon tear. Anquan Boldin has been far more effective in terms of both getting open and YAC. His market is extremely uncertain and the confident Crabtree may have his eye on a more pass-game friendly offense. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 6:07 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      6.17 (167th)
    • Steven Jackson (quad) expected to sit Sunday
      Steven Jackson (quad) is not expected to play in Sunday's Week 17 game against the Panthers.

      Advice: At age 31, Jackson wasn't going to recover from a pulled quad muscle in seven days. So the Falcons will roll into their showdown for the NFC South with a committee of Devonta Freeman and Jacquizz Rodgers at running back. Practice squad callup Jerome Smith will be the No. 3 back. Note that following S-Jax's injury last week, Rodgers played 25 snaps compared to 18 for Freeman. Quizz will handle more of the third-down work and pass game duties, while the rookie handles more base work. We far prefer Freeman as the plug-n-play -- he's more versatile and a better inside runner. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 3:07 pm
       
      Questionable
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      10.24 (58th)
    • Marquess Wilson (knee) limited Wednesday
      Marquess Wilson (knee) was limited on Wednesday.

      Advice: Wilson missed just seven snaps last week due to his knee injury. It's not a concern for his Week 17 status. Wilson is averaging five catches for 41 yards and a touchdown over the last two games. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 12:15 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      6.99 (126th)
    • Aaron Rodgers (calf) limited Wednesday
      Aaron Rodgers (calf) was limited in Wednesday's practice.

      Advice: Rodgers played through his calf injury last week, but his mobility was limited throughout the game. His status isn't in doubt for Sunday's NFC North championship. With the Packers playing for a first-round bye, Rodgers is safe to use in DFS leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 11:43 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      21.78 (4th)
    • 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
      Yesterday, 10:17 am
       
      Questionable
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      13.25 (37th)
    • 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
      Yesterday, 9:40 am
       
      Questionable
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (2316th)
    • Percy Harvin not back at practice
      Percy Harvin (ribs) is not practicing Wednesday.

      Advice: Harvin has all but been ruled out of Sunday's finale at Miami. Geno Smith will ride with Eric Decker and Jeremy Kerley as his top-two wideouts. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 8:51 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (1966th)
    • Johnny Manziel placed on IR
      Browns placed QB Johnny Manziel (hamstring) on injured reserve, ending his season.

      Advice: It's merely a procedural move as Manziel was already ruled out of Sunday's finale at Baltimore. JFF finishes his rookie season 18-of-35 for 175 yards with zero touchdowns and two interceptions. He posted a 5.1 QBR and 42.0 passer rating, admitting that he didn't take the job seriously enough. Manziel will have a lot of ground to make up if he's going to start for the Browns in Week 1 of 2015. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 8:37 am
       
      Injured Reserve
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (2491st)
    • S-Jax not practicing, ATL calls up p-squad RB
      Steven Jackson (quad) is not practicing Wednesday.

      Advice: There was some early-week optimism on Jackson, but darker clouds are forming now. The Falcons called up RB Jerome Smith from the practice squad Wednesday morning, giving them depth behind Devonta Freeman and Jacquizz Rodgers. Given Jackson's age (31) and history of soft tissue injuries, we'll consider him very questionable for Sunday's showdown with the Panthers. If Jackson sits, Freeman and passing back Rodgers would form a committee. Freeman is the preferred add as he'd handle more base back duties. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 8:30 am
       
      Questionable
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      10.24 (58th)
    • Victor Cruz running on treadmill
      Victor Cruz (knee) has resumed running on a treadmill.

      Advice: It's major progress as Cruz is just two months removed from a torn right patellar tendon. His goal is to be ready for 2015 training camp. That's no lock, but a three-wide set of Cruz in the slot and Odell Beckham/Rueben Randle would give defensive coordinators nightmares. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 8:28 am
       
      Injured Reserve
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (2180th)
    • Philip Rivers says he's feeling better
      Philip Rivers (back) practiced Tuesday.

      Advice: Rivers didn't practice on Tuesday or Wednesday last week, so he's ahead of pace. He said he'll be a full participant all week long. "I definitely feel better than last week," said Rivers, who fought through the injury to throw for 356 yards and four touchdowns in the Week 16 win at San Francisco. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 6:21 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      15.05 (45th)
    • GM Baalke says he wants Frank Gore back
      49ers GM Trent Baalke said he wants impending free agent Frank Gore back in 2015.

      Advice: Baalke is only going to want the career-long Niner to return under his terms. That likely means on a very cheap contract with an understanding that the team needs to feature Carlos Hyde more. Gore, who will turn 32 in May, takes a 230-962-4 line into Sunday's finale against the Cardinals. "Frank is going to want to discuss his role, and what that role is going to be moving forward," Baalke said. "What is the contract itself going to look like? We can both want each other's company, but to make that happen, there are hurdles that are going to have to be crossed." Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 6:06 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      9.94 (63rd)
    • Broncos lead way with 9 Pro Bowl selections
      The Broncos have placed the most players on the initial Pro Bowl roster, with nine players tabbed to go to Hawaii.

      Advice: Although he's in the midst of a season-ending slump, Peyton Manning leads the way. It's Manning's 14th selection, extending a record he already held. Perhaps the most notable Pro Bowl "snub" is rookie sensation Odell Beckham, though as a first alternate, he'll undoubtedly find his way to the all-star game. The Pro Bowl is again going with a "captains" format, with Cris Carter and Michael Irvin choosing teams. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 5:07 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      22.16 (2nd)
    • Johnny Manziel: I need to be a better pro
      Johnny Manziel admits he has to take being a pro "a lot more seriously than maybe I did at (first)."

      Advice: In expansive comments Tuesday, Manziel was both contrite and somewhat defiant. "This is a job for me now," Manziel said. "I haven't painted the greatest picture of me of being in here and staying on top of myself." Manziel also implored the Browns to stick with him, saying "I don't think it would be fair to give up on somebody after seven quarters of football." The Browns' commitment to Manziel for 2015 is very much an open question. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 4:32 pm
       
      Injured Reserve
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (2491st)
    • 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
       
      Questionable
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      13.25 (37th)
    • 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
       
      Questionable
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      13.25 (37th)
    • Jets expect Harvin (ribs) to miss Week 17
      The Jets expect Percy Harvin (ribs) to miss Week 17.

      Advice: Harvin missed Tuesday's practice. Per coach Rex Ryan, Harvin "can't do a whole lot." Missing Sunday's finale would mean Harvin heads into the offseason sporting just a 51/483/1 line as a receiver through 13 2014 games. He's added a 33/202/1 slash as a runner, but it's not exactly production befitting of Harvin's $10.5 million 2015 base salary. With GM John Idzik's job in danger, it's possible his replacement will be inclined to move on from Harvin. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 12:06 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (1966th)
    • Aaron Rodgers (calf) practicing on Tuesday
      Aaron Rodgers (calf) participated in Tuesday's practice.

      Advice: According to the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel's Tom Silverstein, Rodgers wasn't going "full speed," but he's very much on track to suit up for Sunday's NFC North championship game against the Lions. With the Pack playing for a first-round bye, Rodgers can be trusted in DFS leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 10:29 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      21.78 (4th)
    • Pack aren't too worried about Rodgers' calf
      Coach Mike McCarthy said Aaron Rodgers was "very upbeat and positive about" his strained calf Monday.

      Advice: Rodgers' calf pull isn't overly serious, but it was bad enough that McCarthy had to scrap some bootlegs and movement plays during Sunday's win at Tampa. Although the MVP candidate remains sore, Rodgers should be closer to 100 percent once Sunday's showdown with the Lions rolls around. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 7:32 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      21.78 (4th)
    • Philip Rivers will play in Week 17
      Coach Mike McCoy confirmed Philip Rivers (back) will play in Sunday's Week 17 game at Kansas City.

      Advice: Per ESPN, Rivers is fighting a bulging disk in his lower back that doctors fear is on the brink of being herniated. He still managed to pop off for 356 yards and four touchdowns in last week's wild win at San Francisco. With a playoff berth on the line this week, there's no way Rivers is going to sit. "Everyone has had some form of injury that they deal with at some point of time during the year," McCoy said. "Philip will play on Sunday." Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 6:12 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      15.05 (45th)
    • 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
       
      Questionable
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      13.25 (37th)
    • Peyton Manning tosses 4 INTs in MNF defeat
      Peyton Manning completed 28-of-44 passes for 311 yards, two touchdowns, and four interceptions in the Broncos' 37-28, Week 16 loss to the Bengals on Monday night.

      Advice: Manning and the Broncos started really slow, failing to score any offensive points in the first half. His first interception was a poorly thrown ball behind Julius Thomas in the flat at his own 22-yard line, setting up an easy Bengals touchdown. Manning's third pick was returned 30 yards for a touchdown by Dre Kirkpatrick to give the Bengals their nine-point cushion with four minutes to play. It was one of the worst passes you'd ever see, as it was thrown by weak-armed Peyton off his back foot and into the rain. On the following drive, Kirkpatrick picked off Manning again. It was Peyton's fifth career four-pick game. Before the meltdown, Manning had the offense clicking coming out of halftime with 21 points in the third quarter. We hate to say it, but it looks like another playoff disappointment may be on the horizon in Denver. They'll close out Week 17 with the Raiders. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 8:58 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      22.16 (2nd)
    • 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
       
      Questionable
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      13.25 (37th)
    • 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
       
      Questionable
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      13.25 (37th)
    • Manning, Sanders active for MNF vs. Bengals
      Peyton Manning (thigh) and Emmanuel Sanders (illness) are both active for Monday night's Week 16 game against the Bengals.

      Advice: As expected. Despite being listed as questionable, both players were never in any real doubt for the Monday night finale. Inactive for the Broncos are RB Ronnie Hillman, LB Brandon Marshall, OT Paul Cornick, CB Tony Carter, OT Michael Schofield, TE Dominique Jones, and DE Quanterus Smith. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 4:07 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      22.16 (2nd)
    • Manziel (hamstring) will miss season finale
      Johnny Manziel (hamstring) is done for the season, Browns coach Mike Pettine announced Monday.

      Advice: It ends a highly disappointing first NFL season for Manziel, who failed to beat out career journeyman backup Brian Hoyer in training camp and fell flat on his face when given late-season opportunities to play. Manziel's arm is average, and he loses all semblance of zip when he doesn't deliver passes with proper technique. He is also not close to being an even passable pocket quarterback. Barring dramatic offseason improvement, we don't see Manziel as particularly likely to open 2015 as the Browns' starter. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 1:04 pm
       
      Injured Reserve
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (2491st)
    • Mike Smith doesn't update S-Jax's status
      Falcons coach Mike Smith declined to update Steven Jackson's (quad) status at Monday's presser.

      Advice: Smith did say Jackson was undergoing testing on Monday. ESPN's Vaughn McClure has reported Jackson is tentatively expected to suit up for Sunday's winner-take-all finale against the Panthers, but considering Jackson's age and injury history, it's far from a sure thing. His status will be updated no later than Wednesday. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 11:56 am
       
      Questionable
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      10.24 (58th)
    • Cardinals 'leaning' toward starting QB Thomas
      Speaking Monday, coach Bruce Arians confirmed the Cardinals are "leaning" towards starting Logan Thomas against the 49ers.

      Advice: Drew Stanton (knee) isn't ready and Ryan Lindley has looked completely overwhelmed, so Arians doesn't have much of a choice as the Cards jockey for playoff seeding. Arians did say Thomas would have to practice well to earn the nod, and that he'd be on a short leash on Sunday. Stanton is hardly a capable NFL quarterback, but the Cards will be one-and-done in the playoffs if he isn't ready to go. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 11:12 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      10.18 (109th)
    • Nick Foles officially ruled out for Week 17
      Nick Foles (collarbone) has been ruled out for Week 17.

      Advice: Coach Chip Kelly has already said that Mark Sanchez will remain under center against the Giants, and that the team won't be turning to Matt Barkley. It means Foles closes the book on 2014 having played zero snaps after November 2, and the owner of a 13:10 TD:INT ratio and 81.4 QB rating through eight starts. Foles will enter the offseason as the favorite for 2015 duties, but the Eagles will undoubtedly search for alternatives. It's just a matter of if they can find a better option. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 10:07 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (2434th)
    • Michael Crabtree's knee held him to 15 snaps
      Michael Crabtree (knee) was limited to 15 snaps in Saturday's loss to the Chargers.

      Advice: Crabtree gutted it out through a questionable tag, but wasn't right and didn't want to push it in a meaningless game. He did have to come back into the overtime contest late after other members of the receiving corps got nicked up. Consider Crabtree very questionable for the finale. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 9:13 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      6.17 (167th)
    • Steven Jackson (quad) expected back Week 17
      According to ESPN's Vaughn McClure, Steven Jackson (quad) should be back for the Week 17 game against the Panthers.

      Advice: Jackson strained his quad during the second quarter of Sunday's win at New Orleans and didn't return. That allowed Devonta Freeman to get some extra touches, turning one of the them into a 31-yard touchdown run and adding a 3-48-0 line as a receiver. The 31-year-old Jackson is averaging 3.72 YPC this season as the Falcons' feature back. If the Falcons beat the Panthers, they'll win the NFC South with a 7-9 record. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 5:58 am
       
      Questionable
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      10.24 (58th)
    • Aaron Rodgers tweaked calf in win over Bucs
      Aaron Rodgers strained a calf muscle during Sunday's Week 16 win at Tampa.

      Advice: Rodgers suffered the pull during the second series, limiting him a bit throughout the game. He still finished 31-of-40 for 318 yards with a touchdown even though Mike McCarthy admitted he had to change his play-calling a bit to keep Rodgers in the pocket. "It got really tight about halftime," Rodgers said. "Came in and got a little treatment and it loosened up a tad but it was still pretty tight, and I had hard time running." Rodgers will be fine for Week 17's NFC North showdown with the Lions, the question will just be how close he is to 100 percent. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 6:18 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      21.78 (4th)
    • Browns unsure of severity on Manziel's hammy
      Johnny Manziel (hamstring) is considered questionable for the Week 17 finale against Baltimore.

      Advice: Manziel first hurt his hamstring midway through the first half and then left for good after taking a hit from Colin Jones. "As I kept walking more and more, it just felt like something I hadn't experienced before," he said. "I figured I needed to get checked out. Pretty frustrating." Through two NFL starts, Manziel is 13-of-26 for 112 yards with zero touchdowns and two interceptions. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 2:33 pm
       
      Injured Reserve
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (2491st)
    • Brady, Pats survive feisty Jets in New York
      Tom Brady completed 23-of-35 passes for 182 yards, one touchdown and an interception in the Patriots' 17-16, Week 16 win over the Jets.

      Advice: Missing security blanket Julian Edelman, Brady was under siege from the opening whistle. Looking to get coach Rex Ryan one more upset of arch-nemesis Bill Belichick, the Jets treated the game like the Super Bowl, getting in Brady's face to the tune of four sacks, and countless other pressures. Brady's pick was an ill-advised pass in the face of the rush. New England was lucky to escape with a victory. The Pats have now clinched at least a first-round bye, and will earn home-field advantage throughout the playoffs with a Broncos loss to the Bengals on Monday Night Football. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 1:34 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      5.48 (2551st)
    • Marquess Wilson nets 7 catches in loss
      Marquess Wilson caught seven passes for 66 yards in Sunday's Week 16 loss to the Lions.

      Advice: Wilson again played every snap outside of a brief absence to work through a knee bruise. But he didn't get any deep shots, instead consistently working underneath on slants and comeback routes. He dropped two of his 10 targets. Still, we've seen enough from Wilson to think he can at least be a solid No. 3 receiver in this league. The Bears wrap the season against the Vikings next week. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 1:32 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      6.99 (126th)
    • Aaron Rodgers throws for 318 yards, TD
      Aaron Rodgers completed 31-of-40 passes for 318 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's Week 16 win over the Bucs.

      Advice: Rodgers mostly had to settle for check downs, targeting Randall Cobb 14 times. His touchdown didn't come until late in the fourth quarter on a one-yard pass to Jordy Nelson. Rodgers suffered an ankle injury on a sack, but didn't miss any time. It was another disappointing start after he was held without a touchdown last week. With the win, the Packers have officially clinched a playoff spot. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 1:21 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      21.78 (4th)
    • Percy Harvin done for day with rib injury
      Percy Harvin was forced from the Jets' Week 16 game against the Patriots with a rib injury, and will not return.

      Advice: Harvin went down midway through the third quarter, and was ruled out early in the fourth. The injury-prone wideout had four catches for 44 yards before going down, adding two rushes for one yard. With only one game left, it's possible Harvin has played not only his final snap of the season, but as a Jet. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 12:16 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (1966th)
    • Manziel leaves game with injured hamstring
      Johnny Manziel exited Sunday's game after taking a hit from Panthers S Colin Jones in the second quarter.

      Advice: On a designed run in the second quarter, Johnny Football took a blow to the head from Jones. Brian Hoyer entered the game. Manziel ultimately went to the locker room with a towel on his head and surrounded by trainers. Officially, the Browns are saying Manziel suffered a hamstring injury. Before leaving, Manziel was 3-of-8 passing for 32 yards and three rushing yards. We don't expect Manziel to reenter Sunday's game. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 11:17 am
       
      Injured Reserve
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (2491st)
    • Steven Jackson suffers quad injury Week 16
      Steven Jackson exited Week 16 against the Saints with a quad injury.

      Advice: Jackson's body language on the sideline did not look good, and he was ruled out for the game shortly after halftime. Devonta Freeman has entered the game at running back for the Falcons, and Jacquizz Rodgers should see some extra snaps as well. Jackson had four carries for nine yards before exiting. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 11:16 am
       
      Questionable
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      10.24 (58th)
    • Percy Harvin officially active versus Pats
      Percy Harvin (ankle) is active for Week 16 against the Patriots.

      Advice: Harvin is a tough sell as a WR4 as he does battle with the Patriots' Darrelle Revis-led secondary. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 8:37 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (1966th)
    • Peyton Manning looked good Saturday
      Coach John Fox said Peyton Manning (thigh) "looked good" in Saturday's practice.

      Advice: Manning's participation in practice this week was "fairly normal," according to Fox. He should be far closer to 100 percent this week than last, when he only attempted 20 passes in a win at San Diego. Denver's shift toward a run-heavy, ball-control team is a concern, but Manning is still a no-brainer top-6 fantasy quarterback this week. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 8:09 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      22.16 (2nd)
    • Mort: Rivers may need offseason back surgery
      ESPN's Chris Mortensen reports Philip Rivers has a bulging disk in his back, and offseason back surgery "may be (an) option."

      Advice: Rivers has been playing through significant pain for more than a month. It's been borne out in his on-field play, although Rivers was still able to rally back for a Saturday night win over San Francisco in a gutty and highly impressive performance. Rivers is not in danger of missing the Chargers' Week 17 game at Kansas City. San Diego remains squarely in the playoff hunt. For as long as he's been in the league, Rivers has been one of the toughest players in football. He's even played through a torn ACL before. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 7:47 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      15.05 (45th)
    • Philip Rivers leads comeback win on Saturday
      Philip Rivers completed 33-of-54 passes for 356 yards, four touchdowns and three interceptions Week 16 against the 49ers.

      Advice: It was a tale of two halfs for Rivers. He started the game painfully slow, throwing two horrific interceptions and appearing to struggle with the various injuries that have hampered him the last several weeks. Rivers turned it on after the break, though, erasing a 21-point halftime deficit with three second-half touchdown passes. The performance was Rivers' best in months, but it is unlikely to repeat itself Week 17 against Kansas City. He will be no more than a QB2 for the season finale. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 9:41 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      15.05 (45th)
    • Gore turns back the clock on Saturday night
      Frank Gore rushed 26 times for 158 yards and a touchdown Week 16 against the Chargers.

      Advice: The highlight of the evening was a first-quarter run in which Gore rumbled through several Chargers on his way to a 52-yard touchdown. Gore racked up 129 yards before halftime and looked unstoppable early in the game. He slowed down in the second half, but Gore still had enough juice to post his highest single-game rushing total since 2009. Gore will likely struggle Week 17 against the Cardinals' stout rush defense, but he showed on Saturday he still has plenty left in the tank. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 9:16 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      9.94 (63rd)
    • Michael Crabtree plays limited snaps Week 16
      Michael Crabtree played limited snaps Week 16 against the Chargers.

      Advice: Crabtree came into the game questionable with a knee injury, but did not appear to aggravate the injury. Crabtree played sparingly in the first half and did not touch the field in the second half until the 49ers' final drive of the fourth quarter. He did not record a stat in regulation, but he did manage a five-yard reception in overtime. After Crabtree was vocal about his perceived lack of involvement in the offense earlier in the season, it is certainly possible his absence was not injury related. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 7:41 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      6.17 (167th)
    • 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
       
      Questionable
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (2316th)
    • Frank Gore (concussion) officially active
      Frank Gore (concussion) is active for Week 16 against the Chargers.

      Advice: Gore was cleared to play after practicing on a limited basis. He'll handle all of the carries with Carlos Hyde sidelined. The 49ers inactives are WR Stevie Johnson, CB Tramaine Brock, OLB Ahmad Brooks, OG Joe Looney, QB Josh Johnson, and OG Andrew Tiller. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 3:59 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      9.94 (63rd)
    • Report: Frank Gore will start vs. Chargers
      NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reports Frank Gore (concussion) will play in Saturday night's game against the Chargers.

      Advice: Gore practiced on a limited basis and has cleared his concussion protocols. With Carlos Hyde (ankle, back) ruled out, he should see an increased workload. Gore is a top-25 running back play for Week 16. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 12:51 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      9.94 (63rd)
    • Peyton Manning (thigh) listed a questionable
      Peyton Manning (thigh) is listed a questionable for Monday night's matchup with the Bengals.

      Advice: Manning was limited on Friday and Saturday, but is fully expected to start on Monday night. Manning is Rotoworld's No. 6 quarterback for Week 16. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 10:59 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      22.16 (2nd)
    • Michael Crabtree (knee) listed questionable
      Michael Crabtree (knee) is listed as questionable for Week 16.

      Advice: Crabtree practiced the last two days and is on track to start against the Chargers. He's the No. 46 wideout in Rotoworld's Week 16 rankings. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 2:25 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      6.17 (167th)
    • 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
       
      Questionable
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (2316th)
    • Frank Gore listed as questionable
      Frank Gore (concussion) is listed as questionable for Week 16.

      Advice: He was limited in Friday's practice. The 49ers host the Chargers on Saturday Night Football. Beat writers are guessing Gore will play, but it's not a guarantee. Carlos Hyde has already been ruled out. If Gore does receive clearance by Saturday, he will be a high-end flex option against San Diego. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 1:42 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      9.94 (63rd)
    • Philip Rivers listed as probable
      Philip Rivers (chest, back) is listed as probable for Week 16.

      Advice: Rivers will start Saturday night's game at San Francisco. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 1:28 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      15.05 (45th)
    • A.J. Green practices in full
      A.J. Green (illness) returned to a full practice on Friday.

      Advice: He'll be all systems go for Monday night's game versus Denver. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 11:45 am
       
      Questionable
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      13.25 (37th)
    • Peyton returns to Broncos practice
      Peyton Manning (thigh) returned to Broncos practice on Friday, getting in a limited session.

      Advice: You can see where Rotoworld ranks Peyton for this week at the link below. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 10:12 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      22.16 (2nd)
    • Michael Crabtree back at practice Thursday
      Michael Crabtree (knee) returned to 49ers practice Thursday, getting in a limited session.

      Advice: The WR4 is now on track to start Saturday's game against the Chargers. Crabtree's status will be updated on Friday. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 3:11 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      6.17 (167th)
    • 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
       
      Questionable
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (2316th)
    • Frank Gore expected to play versus Chargers
      Frank Gore is "moving through the concussion protocol," and expected to start Saturday's game against the Chargers.

      Advice: Gore practiced on Thursday, getting in a limited session. It's excellent news for the 49ers, as Carlos Hyde (ankle, back) is expected to be sidelined. Struggling mightily in the second half of the season, Gore will be a middling FLEX play for the fantasy finals. He'll be backed up by FB Bruce Miller and Alfonso Smith. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 1:53 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      9.94 (63rd)
    • A.J. Green's missed practice due to illness
      A.J. Green's missed practice on Thursday was due to an illness.

      Advice: He'll be back on Friday, and is in no danger of missing Monday's game against the Broncos. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 12:25 pm
       
      Questionable
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      13.25 (37th)
    • Philip Rivers back at Bolts practice Thursday
      Philip Rivers (back, chest) returned to Chargers practice Thursday, getting in a "full" session.

      Advice: Rivers took a rare rest day on Wednesday, but will be ready to go for Saturday's game against the 49ers. Playing at well less than 100 percent without No. 1 receiver Keenan Allen, Rivers isn't a realistic QB1 for the fantasy finals. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 10:45 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      15.05 (45th)
    • Percy Harvin back at Jets practice Thursday
      Percy Harvin returned to Jets practice Thursday, getting in a limited session.

      Advice: Harvin will be fine for Week 16, but going up against one of the league's best secondaries with Geno Smith at quarterback, he's not a realistic WR3 for the fantasy finals. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 10:42 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (1966th)
    • Peyton Manning given day of rest Thursday
      Peyton Manning (thigh) was given a day of rest on Thursday.

      Advice: Manning was officially "limited" even though he spent the day getting treatment. Twitter panic is already ensuing, but Manning's Week 16 status is in zero doubt. Today is the Broncos' first practice of the week since they're playing on Monday Night Football. Manning will be back for Friday's session, and can confidently be fired up as a QB1 for the fantasy finals. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 10:34 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      22.16 (2nd)
    • A.J. Green misses Thursday's practice
      A.J. Green was held out of Thursday's practice.

      Advice: Per Bengals.com's Geoff Hobson, the "thinking is" that Green is under the weather. Whatever it is, we're not in any way concerned about his Week 16 availability. Green's status will be updated later Thursday afternoon. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 10:28 am
       
      Questionable
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      13.25 (37th)
    • Report: Rivers battling back injury
      A league source tells ESPN's Adam Schefter that Philip Rivers is "battling a back injury that is bigger than people realize."

      Advice: Rivers has been playing banged up for a while now. A few weeks ago, Antonio Gates revealed that his quarterback has a "very severe rib injury" and now Schefter is exposing a back issue. Rivers (chest) did not practice on Tuesday or Wednesday, but will almost certainly be fine for Saturday's game at San Francisco. We wouldn't adjust any projections. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 5:31 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      15.05 (45th)
    • Peyton Manning to play through 2016?
      The Denver Post's Mike Klis believes Peyton Manning will play out his contract with the Broncos.

      Advice: This would be welcome news for Dynasty owners of Peyton, Demaryius Thomas, and Emmanuel Sanders. Manning is under contract through 2016 with base salaries of $19 million the next two seasons. Although his play has begun to tail off toward the end of the past two years, Peyton has remained an "elite" quarterback in favorable weather. Manning is currently on pace for 42 touchdowns and 4,735 yards, both big drop-offs from last year's stats (55, 5,477) but still top-shelf fantasy QB1 numbers. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 6:45 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      22.16 (2nd)
    • Michael Crabtree (knee) doesn't practice
      Michael Crabtree (knee) did not practice Wednesday.

      Advice: Crabtree's status is in question with the 49ers playing on a short week. He'll be updated again on Thursday. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 4:26 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      6.17 (167th)
    • Frank Gore (concussion) still sidelined Wed.
      Frank Gore (concussion) remained sidelined at Wednesday's practice.

      Advice: Gore says he feels normal, but has yet to be cleared by an independent neurologist. With Gore and Carlos Hyde (ankle, back) uncertain for Saturday's game against the Chargers, the 49ers signed RB Phillip Tanner on Wednesday. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 1:46 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      9.94 (63rd)
    • 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
       
      Questionable
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (2316th)
    • Philip Rivers held out again Wednesday
      Philip Rivers (chest) remained sidelined at Wednesday's practice.

      Advice: Rivers hasn't practiced the last two days, but isn't in danger of missing Saturday's game against the 49ers. He'll be a low-end QB1 for Week 16. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 11:33 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      15.05 (45th)
    • Percy Harvin doesn't practice Wednesday
      Percy Harvin (ankle) did not practice Wednesday.

      Advice: He should be fine for Week 16 against the Patriots after playing through the injury in Week 15. Harvin isn't a realistic fantasy option with Geno Smith at quarterback. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 10:49 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (1966th)
    • Gore, Hyde both miss 49ers practice Tuesday
      Frank Gore (concussion) and Carlos Hyde (ankle, back) both did not practice Tuesday.

      Advice: The 49ers weren't required to submit an injury report Tuesday, but they take on the Chargers on Saturday night, so both players are on a short week. Gore visited the doctor on Tuesday as part of the league's concussion protocol, while Hyde hurt his ankle and back in the third quarter last Sunday. Alfonso Smith and FB Bruce Miller are the only other ball-carriers on the 49ers roster. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 5:23 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      9.94 (63rd)
    • Philip Rivers gets a day of rest on Tuesday
      Philip Rivers (chest) sat out of Tuesday's practice.

      Advice: The Union-Tribune San Diego has already reported there's "no chance" Rivers misses Saturday's game against the 49ers. Rivers is just getting a day of rest on a short week. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 3:46 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      15.05 (45th)
    • Report: Foles still not close to 100 percent
      FOX Philadelphia's Howard Eskin reports Nick Foles' collarbone is just 70 percent healed.

      Advice: Eskin's report has been seconded by FOX Sports' Mike Garofolo. It means there's no way Foles will return before the end of the regular season, and that he'll likely be questionable for a potential Wild Card appearance. The Eagles' hopes of a division championship are pinned to the scattershot arm and decision-making of Mark Sanchez. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 11:39 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (2434th)
    • Marquess Wilson goes 3-16-1 in MNF defeat
      Marquess Wilson caught three passes for 16 yards and one touchdown in the Bears' Week 15 loss to the Saints.

      Advice: Filling in as the No. 2 receiver behind Alshon Jeffery, Wilson was targeted six times. His one-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter came on a little drag route in the front of the end zone. Most notably in the fantasy community, the score won Drew Dinkmeyer of RotoExperts $1 million in a DFS tournament. Wilson could have had a bigger night, but Jay Cutler missed him deep on what would have been a long touchdown. Wilson will be a WR3/4 next week against the Lions. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 9:18 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      6.99 (126th)
    • Browns support Johnny Manziel
      Coach Mike Pettine threw more support behind Johnny Manziel at his Monday press conference.

      Advice: "We didn't play well around him," Pettine said following Cleveland's Week 15 shutout loss. "We feel he gives us an opportunity to win." Pettine went so far as to say the Browns would not have beaten the Bengals on Sunday were Brian Sipe their quarterback. Manziel will be a low-end QB2 in Week 16 at Carolina. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 1:11 pm
       
      Injured Reserve
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (2491st)
    • Nick Foles not cleared, ruled out for Week 16
      Coach Chip Kelly announced Nick Foles (collarbone) has already been ruled out for Week 16 against the Redskins.

      Advice: A Week 16 return was always viewed as a best-case scenario for Foles. Mark Sanchez will get at least one more start and will look to take advantage of a suspect Redskins pass defense that has been torched by anyone and everyone in 2014. Matt Barkley isn't an option. Consider Foles week to week at this point. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 10:06 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (2434th)
    • Pettine confirms Manziel will start Week 16
      Coach Mike Pettine said Johnny Manziel will start Week 16 against the Panthers.

      Advice: It also sounded like Manziel will be the starting quarterback through Week 17. That comes as no surprise. It will give the coaching staff three games of tape on Manziel and allow him to get his feet wet before 2015. Johnny Football finished with about as horrific a stat line one could imagine in his debut, but Pettine placed much of the blame on the players around Manziel. He'll be a high-risk QB2 against Carolina, but one with plenty of upside. The 7-7 Browns are out of the playoff picture. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 15, 6:21 am
       
      Injured Reserve
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (2491st)
    • Broncos not concerned about Peyton's thigh
      Profootballtalk reports the Broncos are not concerned about Peyton Manning's (thigh) availability for Week 16 against the Bengals.

      Advice: Manning was battling flu-like systems coming into Sunday's game against the Chargers and strained his thigh late in the second quarter. The team is chalking it up to dehydration and his illness, which makes plenty of sense since Manning needed an IV ahead of the game. Manning has an extra day to get ready with the Broncos and Bengals playing the final Monday night game of 2014. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 15, 5:36 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      22.16 (2nd)
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