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    • Derek Carr (thumb) limited Wednesday
      Derek Carr (thumb, ankle) was limited in Wednesday's practice.

      Advice: Coach Tony Sparano said Carr made all throws in practice and isn't worried about his status for Sunday's game. Carr has a matchup with Buffalo's top-five pass defense in Week 16. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 4:31 pm
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      12.38 (81st)
    • Bears bench Cutler, Clausen to start Week 16
      ESPN's Adam Schefter reports the Bears will start Jimmy Clausen over Jay Cutler in Week 16 against the Lions.

      Advice: The Bears are benching Cutler just 14 starts into his seven-year, $127 million extension. Per NFL Network's Mike Silver, coach Marc Trestman felt he could no longer start Cutler "simply to justify a contract" when his on-field play was so poor. Cutler regressed in his second season in Trestman's offense, leading the NFL in turnovers (24). Owed a fully guaranteed $15.5 million next year, the Bears' only option is to trade Cutler this offseason if they want to move on from him. Chicago would absorb $19 million in dead money by releasing Cutler before 2016. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 3:41 pm
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      0.09 (2659th)
    • DeAndre Hopkins (ankle) misses practice
      DeAndre Hopkins (ankle) did not practice Wednesday.

      Advice: Hopkins played all 72 snaps in Sunday's loss, so it's not clear when he suffered the injury. With Andre Johnson returning this week and Thad Lewis or Case Keenum expected to start, Hopkins should be avoided as a fantasy option. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 2:50 pm
       
      Questionable
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      14.23 (71st)
    • Arian Foster (hip) doesn't practice Wednesday
      Arian Foster (hip) did not practice Wednesday.

      Advice: The Texans are listing Foster with a hip injury, but this is likely for rest purposes. Foster should be fine for Sunday's matchup with the Ravens. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 2:43 pm
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      28.01 (18th)
    • 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
      Yesterday, 1:46 pm
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      21.55 (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
      Yesterday, 1:10 pm
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      12.93 (118th)
    • Keenan Allen ruled out for Week 16 vs. 49ers
      Keenan Allen (ankle, collarbone) has been ruled out for Week 16 against the 49ers.

      Advice: As expected. Seyi Ajirotutu will fill the No. 3 receiver role behind Malcom Floyd and Eddie Royal. Look for Antonio Gates to see a bump in targets. Those hanging onto Allen in re-draft leagues can safely cut ties with him. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 1:07 pm
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (2116th)
    • DeAngelo Williams limited on Wednesday
      DeAngelo Williams (hand) was limited in Wednesday's practice.

      Advice: Williams is on track to return this week after sitting out the last two games. He'll cut into Jonathan Stewart's workload, but won't be a fantasy option. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 12:20 pm
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      8.26 (1916th)
    • Eddie Lacy (eye) limited Wednesday
      Eddie Lacy (eye) was limited in Wednesday's practice.

      Advice: The Packers listed Lacy with an eye injury, so this isn't related to his hip issue. With 100 total yards in seven straight games, Lacy is locked in as an RB1 for Week 16 against the Bucs. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 11:49 am
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      28.27 (13th)
    • Keenan Allen not practicing Wednesday
      Keenan Allen (ankle, collarbone) is not practicing Wednesday.

      Advice: As expected. Battling a bum ankle and a broken collarbone, we're not expecting Allen to play Saturday night against the 49ers. He's likely done for the season. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 11:28 am
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (2116th)
    • 49ers sign RB Phillip Tanner
      49ers signed RB Phillip Tanner.

      Advice: TE Garrett Celek (ankle) was placed on I.R. to make room. Tanner spent a couple weeks on the Bills' roster in October, but didn't play a snap. He's being brought in by the 49ers with Frank Gore (concussion) and Carlos Hyde (ankle, back) in doubt for Week 16. Alfonso Smith is the only other back on the roster. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:10 am
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      0.11 (2650th)
    • Bortles (foot) expected to start TNF vs. TEN
      Blake Bortles (foot) is questionable for Thursday night's Week 16 game against the Titans but is expected to start.

      Advice: Bortles sprained his foot in last Sunday's loss to the Ravens but made a quick recovery on a short week and should be under center for this AFC South dumpster fire. Neither Bortles nor Charlie Whitehurst are fantasy options. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:37 am
       
      Questionable
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      16.66 (34th)
    • DeMarco Murray participating in practice Wed.
      DeMarco Murray (hand) participated in Wednesday's practice.

      Advice: Murray had his left (non-dominant) hand wrapped after breaking it last Sunday, but went through all of the individual drills and caught some passes out of the backfield. We believe Murray is going to try to play Week 16 against the Colts with the Cowboys having a chance at home-field advantage for the playoffs. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:30 am
       
      Questionable
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      36.59 (2nd)
    • Bucs sign DL Lawrence Sidbury
      Bucs signed DE Lawrence Sidbury.

      Advice: Sidbury was a 2009 fourth-round pick of the Falcons. He racked up five sacks across 48 career games with Atlanta from 2009-2012. He didn't play at all in 2013 or the first 15 weeks of 2014. Sidbury will bring up the rear of Tampa'a bench. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 8:51 am
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (1033rd)
    • 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
      Yesterday, 8:08 am
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (2043rd)
    • Aaron Rodgers calls for Pack to re-sign Cobb
      Aaron Rodgers is calling for the Packers to re-sign impending free agent Randall Cobb.

      Advice: GM Ted Thompson faces a tough decision. He's already committed major dollars to Jordy Nelson, and then selected talented WRs Davante Adams and Jeff Janis in the 2014 draft, setting the team up for life after Cobb. But Cobb is one of the best receivers in the league, and Rodgers called it "important" to re-sign him following his first 1,000-yard season. Cobb will likely seek Victor Cruz money at the very least; five years and $43 million with $15.6 million guaranteed. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 7:59 am
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      17.29 (48th)
    • 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 16 Projected Points & Rank
      21.55 (63rd)
    • Keenan Allen taking things 'week by week'
      Keenan Allen says he's taking things "week by week" with his broken right collarbone.

      Advice: According to the Union-Tribune San Diego, Allen is "not considered a candidate for injured reserve." He has yet to undergo surgery, and "no such procedure is currently planned." It's interesting Allen and the Chargers are apparently so optimistic about an injury that typically sidelines players for the better part of two months, but we strongly suspect he's played his final snap of the 2014-15 campaign. Allen should be formally ruled out for Saturday's game against the 49ers some time in the next 48 hours. With Allen out, Seyi Ajirotutu will serve as the Bolts' No. 3 receiver behind Malcom Floyd and Eddie Royal. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 4:13 pm
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (2116th)
    • Keenan Allen diagnosed with broken collarbone
      Keenan Allen has been diagnosed with a broken collarbone in addition to his ankle injury, and is likely done for the regular season.

      Advice: Strangely, the Chargers have yet to formally rule Allen for Week 16, but barring a Bolts Super Bowl run, he's almost certainly played his final snap of the 2014-15 season. It appears the only reason for hope is that Allen briefly played through the injury in Week 15. It's a massive blow for the Chargers' scuffling offense, as Allen had really come on of late, catching 49 passes over his past eight games. He'll close the book on his second regular season the owner of a 77/783/4 line. Not a bad year, but a major downgrade from Allen's rookie campaign. He averaged just 10.2 yards per catch after posting a 14.7 mark in 2013. Nevertheless, Allen is only 22, and an elite route runner. He remains a strong hold as a WR2 in dynasty leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 11:19 am
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (2116th)
    • Blake Bortles (foot) progressing quickly
      Speaking Tuesday, Jaguars coach Gus Bradley said Blake Bortles (mid-foot sprain) is "progressing more quickly than expected."

      Advice: Bradley could simply be trying to confuse the situation for the Titans, but if we take him at his word, Bortles has a chance to start Thursday's game. It just seems hard to believe he'd be ready to suit up barely more than 96 hours after getting hurt. Chad Henne will be under center if Bortles can't go. Bortles' status will be updated in the next 24 hours. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 10:34 am
       
      Questionable
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      16.66 (34th)
    • Jerry Jones expects game-time call on DeMarco
      Jerry Jones said DeMarco Murray (hand) will likely be a game-time decision for Sunday's home matchup against the Colts.

      Advice: The reports out of Valley Ranch Tuesday morning have been rosy, with both Bryan Broaddus of the team's official site and ESPN's Ed Werder reporting optimism. Murray underwent surgery on his left (non-dominant) hand Monday night and can't do any more damage by playing through it. This is also a borderline must-win game for the Cowboys' playoff hopes. We should have a good idea on Murray's status by Friday afternoon, but official word might not come until at 3pm ET Sunday ahead of the 4:25pm ET kick. Joseph Randle is a priority insurance add. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 9:01 am
       
      Questionable
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      36.59 (2nd)
    • Werder confirms DAL thinks DeMarco can play
      ESPN's Ed Werder confirms the Cowboys "believe" DeMarco Murray (hand) can play in Sunday's game against the Colts.

      Advice: This jibes with a Tuesday morning tweet from DallasCowboys.com's Bryan Broaddus, who said the "early thinking" is Murray will suit up as a full-go -- not insurance. Werder adds that Murray's injury is "easily tolerated" and although the fracture in his left (non-dominant hand) won't heal fully for six weeks, there's no additional risk in playing. Joseph Randle and Lance Dunbar should still be scooped off the waiver wire just in case. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 6:26 am
       
      Questionable
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      36.59 (2nd)
    • 'Early thinking' is DeMarco Murray will play
      According to DallasCowboys.com's Bryan Broaddus, the "early thinking" is DeMarco Murray (hand) will play in Week 16 against the Colts.

      Advice: A former longtime Cowboys and NFL scout, Broaddus is as plugged-in as anyone covering the team. Cowboys VP Stephen Jones stated on Sirius XM Radio Monday that Murray faced an "uphill battle" to face Indianapolis, but that may have been gamesmanship ahead of arguably the biggest game of Week 16. It's worth noting that Murray's band surgery on his hand was performed on his left hand. Murray primarily carries the ball with his right hand. The injury could affect him in pass protection and as a receiver, but Murray should be all systems go as a ball carrier against the Colts. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 4:45 am
       
      Questionable
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      36.59 (2nd)
    • Jay Cutler tosses 3 INTs in MNF embarrassment
      Jay Cutler completed 17-of-31 passes for 194 yards, two touchdowns, and three interceptions in the Bears' 31-15, Week 15 loss to the Saints on Monday night.

      Advice: The matchup couldn't have been much better for Cutler, but he predictably went all DGAF on us and took seven sacks, missed open receivers, and turned the ball over another three times. Both of his touchdowns came late in the fourth quarter. He hooked up with Marquess Wilson for a one-yard score to bring the score to 24-8, and then found Alshon Jeffery for the garbagiest of garbage-time touchdowns from seven yards out with 30 ticks left on the clock. Cutler leads the NFL in turnovers and gets to face the Lions' tough defense in Week 16. He managed 280 yards and a 2:2 TD:INT ratio against Detroit on Thanksgiving, but this Bears team has lied down since then. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 8:42 pm
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      0.09 (2659th)
    • 'Uphill battle' for DeMarco to play Week 16
      Cowboys VP Stephen Jones conceded on Sirius XM Radio Monday that it will be an "uphill battle" for DeMarco Murray to play Sunday versus Indianapolis.

      Advice: We've seen more upbeat reporters on Murray's chances of playing elsewhere on the internet, but indications coming directly from the team are less optimistic. Jones expressed confidence Murray would play in Week 17 against the Redskins. But it sounds like Joseph Randle is the favorite to start this week against the Colts. Indy has one of the league's leakiest run defenses, and the Cowboys would be facing them at home in a potential shootout. Randle would become a plug-and-play RB2 in fantasy championship week. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 2:19 pm
       
      Questionable
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      36.59 (2nd)
    • DeMarco needs hand surgery, status uncertain
      DeMarco Murray is undergoing Monday surgery to repair a broken band in his left hand, but has yet to be ruled out for Week 16.

      Advice: Murray is specifically dealing with a broken fourth metacarpal. The injury is to his non-ball carrying hand. Per reporter Todd Archer, Emmitt Smith suffered a similar injury in his playing days, and missed only one game. It's clearly not a long-term concern, but the Cowboys will be in a world of trouble if they lose to the Colts on Sunday. For now, owners should consider Murray truly day to day. If Murray can't go, Joseph Randle and Lance Dunbar will form a committee in his absence, with Randle likely handling early downs and Dunbar getting passing work. Even if Murray suits up for Week 16, it's possible he'll be limited. Brittle through the first three years of his NFL career, Murray's first injury of 2014 couldn't be worse timed, though the Cowboys have been tempting fate with his massive workloads. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 11:38 am
       
      Questionable
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      36.59 (2nd)
    • Tom Coughlin doesn't update Jennings' status
      Giants coach Tom Coughlin didn't update Rashad Jennings' (ankle) status at Monday's presser.

      Advice: What Coughlin did have to say wasn't exactly encouraging. "Whether or not we're all the way back to Square 1, I don't know that." At best, Jennings will be limited for Week 16. At worst, he's played his final down of the season. Fantasy owners can't be counting on Jennings suiting up against the Rams, while Andre Williams is a must add on the off chance he's still available. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 11:02 am
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (2043rd)
    • Blake Bortles diagnosed with mid-foot sprain
      Blake Bortles has been diagnosed with a mid-foot sprain, and is "questionable" for Thursday's game against the Titans.

      Advice: Unless Bortles has the mildest foot sprain ever, we'd consider him more doubtful than questionable to take the field in a little over 72 hours. It's unclear when Bortles suffered the injury in Sunday's (latest) loss, as he played 69-of-69 snaps. Chad Henne will get the call for Thursday Night Football if Bortles can't go, further dulling an already unappealing matchup. Henne would be well off the DFS radar if he gets the call. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 10:38 am
       
      Questionable
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      16.66 (34th)
    • Keenan Allen in walking boot, will have MRI
      Keenan Allen (ankle) left the stadium in a walking boot Sunday evening and will undergo an MRI on Monday.

      Advice: Allen was forced from the Week 15 game against the Broncos in the third quarter. He tried to return a couple times before he was eventually whisked away to the locker room on a cart. The Chargers offered no updates after the loss. We'll provide an update when results of the MRI are revealed this afternoon. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 7:41 am
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (2116th)
    • DeMarco Murray scores twice against Eagles
      DeMarco Murray had 31 carries for 81 yards and two touchdowns in Sunday night's Week 15 win over the Eagles.

      Advice: Both of Murray's touchdowns came at the goal-line, but he was otherwise held in check. Murray wasn't involved in the pass game this week, adding just one catch for three yards. He now needs to average 157 rushing yards over the Cowboys' final two games to reach 2,000 for the season. Murray will be a top-three running back play against the Colts in Week 16. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 9:16 pm
       
      Questionable
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      36.59 (2nd)
    • Rashad Jennings aggravated ankle on Sunday
      Rashad Jennings aggravated his lingering ankle injury during Sunday's win over the Giants.

      Advice: Jennings re-sprained the joint on his very first carry of the game. Andre Williams finished it out, rushing 18 times for 44 yards and catching one ball for nine yards. With just two games left in this lost season for the Giants, we wouldn't be surprised if Jennings shuts it down. Williams would be a weak plug-n-play at St. Louis in Week 16. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 5:24 pm
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (2043rd)
    • Frank Gore done for Week 15 with concussion
      Frank Gore was forced from the 49ers' Week 16 game against the Seahawks with a concussion.

      Advice: Gore went down throwing a vicious block late in the first half. He attempted to stagger off the field under his own power, but collapsed in a heap before making it to the sideline. Concerned players from both teams huddled around him before he was helped off the field. Gore was running reasonably well before going down, taking the rock 11 times for 29 yards and a touchdown. His score was a pinballing number from 10 yards out. Carlos Hyde will carry the mail in the second half. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 3:03 pm
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      21.55 (63rd)
    • LeGarrette Blount limited to two touches
      LeGarrette Blount rushed eight times for 17 yards and a touchdown in New England's Week 15 win over the Dolphins, adding two receptions for seven yards.

      Advice: The other shoe finally dropped for Blount, who had averaged 14.6 touches through his first three games as a Patriot. He got vultured for a three-yard score by Shane Vereen in the second quarter, and was actually out-touched 12-10 by Jonas Gray. Six of Gray's touches came with the game long decided, but he was involved while the final score was still in doubt. It's back to the drawing board for Blount's fantasy owners. He'll be a boom-or-bust RB3 against the Jets' stout run defense in Week 16. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 2:57 pm
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      12.93 (118th)
    • Keenan Allen (ankle) heads to the locker room
      Keenan Allen left Sunday's Week 15 game against the Broncos in the third quarter with an ankle injury.

      Advice: Allen's legs got bent awkwardly after a first-half catch. He appeared to shake it off, but was in and out of the lineup. In the third quarter, Allen was spotted taking a cart to the locker room. He had three catches for 18 yards on eight targets before leaving. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 2:55 pm
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (2116th)
    • DeAndre Hopkins a target monster in loss
      DeAndre Hopkins caught five passes for 77 yards in Sunday's Week 15 loss at Indy.

      Advice: Hopkins saw a season-high 13 targets, a predictable number once Andre Johnson (concussion) was ruled out. No other Texan had more than four targets. The problem was that Hopkins saw Vontae Davis' side too often and Tom Savage was overwhelmed in a relief role. A Week 16 matchup against the Ravens is tasty on paper, but Johnson's likely return and Savage's woes make Hopkins a risky WR3 play despite Sunday's volume. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 2:16 pm
       
      Questionable
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      14.23 (71st)
    • Arian Foster nearly gets to 100 yards
      Arian Foster rushed 26 times for 99 yards and caught three passes for 18 yards in Sunday's Week 15 loss at Indy.

      Advice: Although the Colts crowded the box heavily following Ryan Fitzpatrick's second-quarter injury, Foster powered his way through repeatedly. He remains one of the most talented backs in the league at finding holes and shedding contact. Foster also had a 25-yard TD run called back by a holding penalty. However, it's going to be extremely tough sledding in Week 16 with a brutal matchup against the Ravens and Tom Savage at quarterback. Foster will be more borderline RB1/2 than the no-brainer RB1 he normally is. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 2:11 pm
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      28.01 (18th)
    • Cobb goes 7-96 receiving against Bills
      Randall Cobb secured 7-of-13 targets for 96 yards in the Packers' Week 15 loss to the Bills.

      Advice: He added three rushes for 15 yards. Green Bay unofficially had no explosive plays in the passing game until Aaron Rodgers hit Cobb up the middle off play action for a 20-yard gain midway through the third quarter. Cobb wound up leading Green Bay in receiving as Jordy Nelson struggled to get open against Buffalo's physical corners on the perimeter. Expect Cobb to keep eating when the Packers head to Tampa Bay for Week 16. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 1:35 pm
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      17.29 (48th)
    • Derek Carr has a disastrous game against KC
      Derek Carr completed 27-of-56 passes for 222 yards and a touchdown in the Raiders' Week 15 blowout loss to the Chiefs.

      Advice: Perhaps the most damning fact about Carr's day is his stat line was significantly helped by garbage time. He was averaging less than three yards an attempt well into the second half and should have thrown at least three interceptions. Carr found no help on his sideline. The Raiders' coaching staff abandoned the run despite the game being close well into the second half and Carr being under almost constant pressure. It was a disaster all around. Carr is best left on the wire in even the deepest of leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 1:28 pm
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      12.38 (81st)
    • Eddie Lacy only Packer to show up Sunday
      Eddie Lacy rushed 15 times for 97 yards and a touchdown and caught two balls for 11 yards in the Packers' Week 15 loss to Buffalo.

      Advice: He's now gone over 100 total yards in seven straight games. Amid concerns regarding his Week 14 hip bruise, Lacy got the start and dominated Buffalo's defense in the early going. By the 14:14 mark in the second quarter, he had eight rushes for 72 yards and a touchdown. The Packers were forced to throw the football after falling behind, limiting Lacy's second-half rushing work. James Starks finished with just five touches to Lacy's 17. Lock in Lacy as an RB1 entering a Week 16 date with the Buccaneers. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 1:26 pm
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      28.27 (13th)
    • Brotles takes eight sacks in Week 15 loss
      Blake Bortles completed 21-of-37 passes for 210 yards, zero touchdowns, and one interception in the Jaguars' 20-12, Week 15 loss to the Ravens.

      Advice: Bortles took eight sacks and has been dropped for 46 of them in 11 starts. The Jaguars' best chance at finding the end zone came when they got down to the nine-yard line, but Bortles took back-to-back sacks back to around the 30 and settled for a field goal. Jacksonville has scored just two offensive touchdowns in roughly 45 possessions since the Week 11 bye. We'll get treated to a Jaguars-Titans matchup to end the Thursday Night Football schedule in Week 16. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 1:18 pm
       
      Questionable
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      16.66 (34th)
    • Rashad Jennings re-injures ankle vs. Redskins
      Rashad Jennings left Sunday's Week 15 game against Washington with an ankle injury.

      Advice: It's the same ankle that limited Jennings to three touches last week. The Giants are listing him as questionable to return, but he's done for the game. Andre Williams will continue to handle all the carries in his absence. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 11:13 am
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (2043rd)
    • DeAngelo Williams is inactive for Week 15
      DeAngelo Williams is inactive for Week 15 against the Bucs.

      Advice: Jonathan Stewart will draw a full workload against the Bucs. The rest of the Panthers inactives: QB Cam Newton, G Amini Silatolu, CB James Dockery, S Robert Lester, OT David Foucault and DT Micanor Regis. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 8:52 am
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      8.26 (1916th)
    • Eddie Lacy (hip) active for Week 15 @ Buffalo
      Eddie Lacy is active for Week 15 at Buffalo.

      Advice: Beat writers expect Lacy to share the workload with James Starks, but the Packers were hoping to divvy up the workload even before he suffered a hip bruise. Lacy is a borderline RB1 against a sagging Bills run defense. The Packers' Week 15 inactives are QB Scott Tolzien, CB Davon House, LB Carl Bradford, C Garth Gerhart, TE Justin Perillo, WR Jeff Janis, and DT Bruce Gaston. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 8:38 am
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      28.27 (13th)
    • Lacy, Starks expected to share carries @ BUF
      ESPN Packers reporter Rob Demovsky expects there to be a 50-50 timeshare between Eddie Lacy (hip, probable) and James Starks Week 15 against the Bills.

      Advice: Demovsky said the plan was to split work between Lacy and Starks even before Lacy hurt his hip late in the Packers' win over the Falcons on Monday night. In a tough matchup and with an uncertain workload, Lacy is more of an RB2 for the fantasy semifinals. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 9:51 am
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      28.27 (13th)
    • Arian Foster listed as probable
      Arian Foster (groin) is listed as probable for Week 15.

      Advice: He practiced fully on Friday and will start Sunday at Indianapolis. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 12:53 pm
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      28.01 (18th)
    • DeAngelo Williams unlikely to play Sunday
      DeAngelo Williams (questionable, hand) might be able to play in an "emergency situation" on Sunday against the Bucs.

      Advice: In other words, he won't play unless the Panthers face an emergency. Coach Ron Rivera confirmed Friday Jonathan Stewart will get the start, and he should be a borderline every-down back in a game that should either be close or in Carolina's favor enough that OC Mike Shula is able to ride his running game with volume. Stewart is a quality RB2/flex play against Tampa Bay. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 12:03 pm
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      8.26 (1916th)
    • Coughlin hints at hot-hand approach with RBs
      Giants coach Tom Coughlin hinted the team may take a hot-hand approach at running back in Week 15 against the Redskins.

      Advice: Keep in mind the Redskins consistently play strong run defense, so it's entirely possible neither Andre Williams nor Rashad Jennings establishes a hot hand on Sunday. Still, this is a big concern for Jennings' fantasy outlook and an indication Williams may have earned more of the carry share after his Week 14 breakout game. Coughlin called the starting running back "not important," and said the Giants will "see how things go after the first 15 plays" when determining which running back will get more work. Jennings is a dicey RB2/flex play in fantasy semifinals week. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 10:23 am
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (2043rd)
    • Packers list Eddie Lacy probable for Week 15
      Eddie Lacy (hip) is probable for Week 15 against the Bills.

      Advice: Lacy is fine for Sunday, but coach Mike McCarthy hinted at a split between Lacy and James Starks in the backfield. Lacy gets a bump down the ranks for Week 15. He faces a tough run defense at less than 100 percent and in a likely time split. Lacy is our No. 10 running back for fantasy semifinals week. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 9:54 am
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      28.27 (13th)
    • Rashad Jennings to resume full-time role at RB
      ESPN Giants reporter expects Rashad Jennings to resume his role as the full-time starter in Week 15 against the Redskins.

      Advice: After playing just 16-of-76 snaps and seeing three touches in Week 14 due to an ankle injury, Jennings isn't even on the injury report this week. He's expected to get the start against Washington and handle his normal workload, sending Andre Williams back to a limited role as the No. 2 despite rushing for 131 yards and one touchdown last week. Jennings is our No. 14 running back for Week 15. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 7:22 am
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (2043rd)
    • Bears OC Kromer admits he criticized Cutler
      Bears OC Aaron Kromer admitted to the team on Monday that he was an anonymous source in a recent NFL Network report criticizing Jay Cutler.

      Advice: That would be Ian Rapoport's "serious buyer's remorse" report, though a "tearful" Kromer "adamantly denied" making the buyer's remorse comments. Whatever Kromer did or didn't exactly say, it's a stunning admission, and indicative of Raiders/Redskins-level dysfunction in Chicago. It's appearing less and less likely that coach Marc Trestman is going to keep his job. Not only has his defense collapsed, but his once-prolific offense has bordered on unwatchable many times over the past 5-6 weeks. Kromer's unprofessional act is going to earn him sideways glances the next time he's looking for a job. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 9:50 pm
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      0.09 (2659th)
    • Arian Foster back at Texans practice Thursday
      Arian Foster (groin) returned to Texans practice Thursday, getting in a limited session.

      Advice: Foster is in no danger of missing Sunday's game against the Colts, who boast one of the league's leakier run defenses. Foster is a top-three RB1 for Week 15. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 1:46 pm
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      28.01 (18th)
    • Eddie Lacy (hip) hints he could miss Week 15
      Speaking Thursday, Eddie Lacy (hip) hinted he could miss Week 15.

      Advice: Lacy said he's making progress, but that there's "still some things I need to figure out." Lacy said there are hurdles he must clear, and that he doesn't want to put the Pack at a disadvantage if he "can't play effectively." Lacy said he has "no idea" if he'd be at risk of further injury if he played. All together, the comments paint a pessimistic picture of Lacy's Week 15 status, especially considering the Packers' notoriously conservative medical staff. A solid Friday practice could change everything, but for now, Lacy owners need to have James Starks on speed dial. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 12:23 pm
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      28.27 (13th)
    • D-Will (hand) expected to miss another game
      Panthers coach Ron Rivera expects DeAngelo Williams (hand) to miss Week 15.

      Advice: "Probably" was Rivera's answer when asked if D-Will was another week away despite his Thursday return to practice. "Probably" from a coach equals "absolutely" in regular English. It's music to the ears of Jonathan Stewart owners, as he can be safely fired up as an RB2 against the Bucs. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 11:39 am
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      8.26 (1916th)
    • McCarthy: Eddie Lacy (hip) 'making progress'
      Speaking following Thursday's practice, Packers coach Mike McCarthy said Eddie Lacy (hip) is "making progress."

      Advice: Lacy was officially "limited" on Thursday, but did "little to nothing" in the estimation of beat writer Rob Demovsky. Demovsky wonders if Lacy's injury is "more of an issue than originally thought." What Lacy is able to do on Friday will be key. For now, owners can keep him penciled in as their RB1, but need to be readying a back-up plan. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 11:26 am
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      28.27 (13th)
    • Lacy does 'little to nothing' on Thursday
      Eddie Lacy (hip) did "little to nothing" in the portion of Packers practice open to the media on Thursday.

      Advice: Lacy's extremely limited participation led reliable beat writer Rob Demovsky to wonder if Lacy's hip issue is "more of an issue than originally thought." It's still quite possible the Pack are simply doing everything they can to limit Lacy's reps on a short week, but it's become a situation that calls for a back-up plan. James Starks would be a plug-and-play FLEX option were Lacy to sit against the Bills. Lacy's status will be updated no later than Friday afternoon. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 10:44 am
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      28.27 (13th)
    • DeAngelo Williams back at Panthers practice
      DeAngelo Williams (hand) returned to Panthers practice Thursday.

      Advice: It puts Williams on track to return for Week 15 against the Bucs, which deflates Jonathan Stewart's balloon. Williams has shown nothing to warrant the amount of playing time he gets, but the Panthers love splitting the work between Williams and Stewart. We'd love to see Stewart get another 20-plus carries. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 9:08 am
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      8.26 (1916th)
    • Arian Foster held out on Wednesday
      Arian Foster (groin) did not practice Wednesday.

      Advice: It's a rest day for Foster coming off his 24/127/1 line against Jacksonville. Foster will be a top-five running back play for Week 15. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 2:38 pm
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      28.01 (18th)
    • Eddie Lacy (hip) practicing on Wednesday
      Eddie Lacy (hip) practiced on a limited basis Wednesday.

      Advice: Lacy's removal late in Monday night's win was precautionary. He's on track to play this week barring a setback. Lacy will be an RB1 against the Bills. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 10:31 am
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      28.27 (13th)
    • DeAngelo Williams still sidelined
      DeAngelo Williams (hand) remained sidelined at Wednesday's practice.

      Advice: The Panthers continue to call Williams day-to-day. Jonathan Stewart owners selfishly hope Williams misses Week 15 against the Bucs, allowing Stewart to handle feature-back duties. Williams' status will be updated again Thursday. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 9:22 am
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      8.26 (1916th)
    • Rashad Jennings to see more work in Week 15
      Coach Tom Coughlin said Rashad Jennings should be able to carry more of a full load Week 15 against the Redskins.

      Advice: Jennings isn't even on the Week 15 injury report after being limited to three touches last week against the Titans coming off an ankle injury. Andre Williams had his best game of the season, rushing for 131 yards and one touchdown on 24 carries, so we'd expect him to have a role. Jennings will be more of an RB2 against a Redskins defense playing well against the run in 2014. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 8:24 am
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (2043rd)
    • Blount ordered to do community service
      LeGarrette Blount has been ordered to perform 50 hours of community service as a result of his August marijuana arrest.

      Advice: The charge will be dropped if he completes the 50 hours by February 4. This now clears the way for the NFL to hand down punishment, though we're uncertain if any will come after the revised personal-conduct policy. If Blount is suspended at all, it likely won't come into effect until the 2015 season. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 7:48 am
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      12.93 (118th)
    • Pack not overly concerned about Lacy's hip
      Packers coach Mike McCarthy does not have "high concern" over Eddie Lacy's bruised hip.

      Advice: It sounds like Lacy's removal late in Monday's win was more precautionary than anything, but the Packers' short week offers a slight complication. It will be a great sign if Lacy can get in a "limited" session in Wednesday's practice. We ultimately expect Lacy to suit up this week, and be an RB1 against the Bills. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 3:30 pm
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      28.27 (13th)
    • Cowboys not slowing down with Murray
      The Cowboys still have no plans to curtail DeMarco Murray's workload.

      Advice: Murray is in a walk year, and the Cowboys seem to have no bones about riding him until the wheels fall off. "DeMarco is a guy who has shown he can handle the workload, both as a runner and a receiver," coach Jason Garrett said. "He wants more. He never wants to come out of the game. ... He’s a bell cow player and it doesn’t look like he’s slowing down at all to me." For his part, Murray says he feels as good as he has all season despite touching the ball a whopping 41 times in Week 14. Murray needs to average just over 131 yards rushing over the Cowboys' final three games to reach 2,000 for the season. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 3:24 pm
       
      Questionable
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      36.59 (2nd)
    • Randall Cobb goes 4-58 on five targets
      Randall Cobb caught four passes for 58 yards in the Packers' Week 14 win over the Falcons.

      Advice: He was targeted five times, finishing behind both Jordy Nelson (10) and Eddie Lacy (9). Cobb drew mostly slot CB Josh Wilson and RCB Robert McClain in coverage. He didn't have much trouble with them, but Nelson was just dominating on the outside. Cobb should fare much better in Week 15 at Buffalo. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 10:00 pm
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      17.29 (48th)
    • Marc Trestman throws weight behind Jay Cutler
      Speaking Monday, Bears coach Marc Trestman insisted the team has "never wavered" on Jay Cutler as its starting quarterback.

      Advice: Trestman's endorsement comes one day after NFL Network reported the Bears were having "serious buyer's remorse" after giving Cutler a seven-year, $126.7 million deal in January. Cutler is on pace for 4,241 yards, and a new career-best 32 scores, but his play has gone in the gutter during the second half of the season. The majority of his numbers have been amassed in garbage time, with Cutler mostly limited to dinking and dunking with games still in doubt. Cutler turns 32 in April. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 10:07 am
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      0.09 (2659th)
    • DeAngelo Williams listed as day to day
      Coach Ron Rivera said Monday DeAngelo Williams (hand) is "day by day."

      Advice: Williams is dealing with a fractured bone at the base of his middle finger. For now, we'll consider him questionable for Week 15. Of course, the Panthers would be far better off sitting down Williams and just riding Jonathan Stewart, who has quietly been playing at an elite level all season. He finally got to spread his wings against the Saints Sunday and dropped a 20-155-1 line. Rivera maddeningly declined to name Stewart his starter going forward Monday, instead saying it's his preference to wait. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 9:51 am
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      8.26 (1916th)
    • Keenan Allen gets Revis treatment
      Keenan Allen caught two passes for three yards in Sunday night's Week 14 loss to the Patriots.

      Advice: Allen was shut down by Darrelle Revis. He had zero targets in first half, and didn't make his first catch until late in the third quarter. It was a step back coming off two straight 100-yard games. Allen will have another tough matchup against Broncos CB Chris Harris in Week 15. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 7, 9:34 pm
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (2116th)
    • LeGarrette Blount held out of end-zone
      LeGarrette Blount had 20 carries for 66 yards in Sunday night's Week 14 win over the Chargers.

      Advice: The Patriots got Blount involved early with seven carries on the first drive. He failed to convert on his only goal-line chance, and wasn't able to get anything going in the second half. Blount is averaging 15 touches per game since coming over from the Steelers. He'll be a low-end RB2/FLEX against Miami in Week 15. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 7, 9:23 pm
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      12.93 (118th)
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