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    • Ronnie Hillman unlikely to play on MNF?
      The Denver Post suggests the artificial turf at Cincinnati's Paul Brown Stadium makes it less likely Ronnie Hillman (questionable, foot) plays this week.

      Advice: Hillman is "close" to returning, but the Broncos won't rush him back after doing so with Montee Ball (groin) and ultimately losing him for the season. "I'm better than I was," Hillman said. "Getting better. Progressing. I'm just waiting for them to say, 'You're up this week.' Whenever that happens, it happens. Playoffs, next week, I don't know." Look for Juwan Thompson to spend one more week as C.J. Anderson's primary breather back. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 8:14 am
       
      Questionable
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (2099th)
    • Juwan Thompson returns to practice Friday
      Juwan Thompson (hip, knee) returned to Broncos practice on Friday.

      Advice: The Broncos play Monday night, so they won't announce injury statuses until Saturday. But Thompson looks on track to back up C.J. Anderson against the Bengals. His workload is unclear with Ronnie Hillman possibly returning. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 10:22 am
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      3.28 (2523rd)
    • Ronnie Hillman (foot) limited on Thursday
      Ronnie Hillman (foot) was limited in Thursday's practice.

      Advice: Hillman remains day to day. Juwan Thompson (hip, knee) sat out Thursday's practice, leaving C.J. Anderson's Week 16 backup up in the air. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 2:47 pm
       
      Questionable
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (2099th)
    • Juwan Thompson (hip, knee) sidelined Thurs.
      Juwan Thompson (hip, knee) was sidelined Thursday.

      Advice: Thompson's status for Monday Night Football appears uncertain. If he can't go, Ronnie Hillman (foot) may finally be ready to return as C.J. Anderson's backup. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 2:46 pm
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      3.28 (2523rd)
    • Joseph Randle got first-team reps Wednesday
      RB Joseph Randle handled the first-team reps during the team portion of Wednesday's practice.

      Advice: DeMarco Murray (hand) participated in individual drills and even caught some passes two days after surgery, putting him on track to play against the Colts. But if he can't, Randle would handle the majority of base back duties, including goal-line work. That's key as eight of DeMarco's 11 touchdowns this season have come from three yards out or closer. Randle is the preferred handcuff while we await more news on Murray. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 5:49 am
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      3.91 (2104th)
    • Broncos hoping Hillman returns to field soon
      The Broncos hope to have Ronnie Hillman (foot) back "if not this week at Cincinnati then in the season finale."

      Advice: The Broncos could put Hillman to use as a complement to C.J. Anderson, who's averaged an unruly 27.25 carries per game over the past month. Shifty and quick, Hillman would make more sense as a true change-of-pace than Juwan Thompson, who is a big back like Anderson. Even if Hillman plays Monday night at Cincinnati, it would be a surprise if he handled more than 7-9 touches. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 6:39 pm
       
      Questionable
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (2099th)
    • Bills waive FB Frank Summers
      Bills waived FB Frank Summers.

      Advice: The move clears a roster spot for C.J. Spiller, who is coming off injured reserve/designated to return. A Bill each of the past two seasons, Summers had played 129 snaps across 10 games in 2014. The Bills will likely roll with Anthony Dixon if they need a fullback. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 12:33 pm
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (2008th)
    • Sparano happy with Latavius, run game
      Coach Tony Sparano said "we ran the ball well" against the Chiefs, but "just didn't have enough opportunities."

      Advice: Latavius Murray averaged 4.91 YPC and out-touched Maurice Jones-Drew/Darren McFadden 14-4. The Raiders seem to realize they should have rode the run game harder and now Murray gets a decent spot in Week 16. Following an upset of the Packers, the Bills are due to let down in the Black Hole -- where the Raiders are 2-0 in their last two games. The Bills have also been scuffling a bit against the run lately, leaving Murray as a rock-solid FLEX option at worst. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 7:44 am
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      10.53 (66th)
    • Joseph Randle is behind DeMarco Murray
      Bryan Broaddus of the Cowboys' website expects Joseph Randle to be Dallas' starting running back if DeMarco Murray (hand) misses time.

      Advice: Murray is currently having surgery to repair a broken band on his left hand. His status for Week 16 is uncertain. Randle would handle early-down work with Lance Dunbar in the change-of-pace and satellite role. If Murray can't play Sunday versus the Colts, Randle would be a quality RB2 fantasy start. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 12:49 pm
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      3.91 (2104th)
    • Jeremy Hill out-snaps Bernard 47-28 in Week 15
      Jeremy Hill out-snapped Giovani Bernard 47-28 in the Bengals' Week 15 win over the Browns.

      Advice: Hill's 62.6-percent snap rate was a four-week-high, while Bernard's 37.3-percent rate was a four-week-low. The Bengals ended up smashing the Browns 30-0 to remain in control of the AFC North. And they did it on the legs of Hill. He punished the Browns for 148 yards and two touchdowns on 25 carries, adding one catch for four yards. Meanwhile, Bernard piled up 103 yards on 18 touches but was the definitive No. 2 to Hill. Hill is a legit RB1 for Week 16. Bernard is just a FLEX. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 15, 8:20 am
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      12.00 (51st)
    • Juwan Thompson carries four times in win
      Juwan Thompson rushed four times for 14 yards in Sunday's Week 15 win at San Diego.

      Advice: Thompson oddly lost two breather back carries to Jeremy Stewart. Regardless, no one is unseating C.J. Anderson, who piled up 29 more carries Sunday. Thompson will be fighting with Ronnie Hillman for scraps in Week 16. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 14, 4:58 pm
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      3.28 (2523rd)
    • C.J. Anderson comes up just short of TD
      C.J. Anderson rushed 29 times for 85 yards and caught two passes for 11 yards in Sunday's Week 15 win at San Diego.

      Advice: Anderson played far better than his numbers looked. Showing no ill effects of the ankle issue that bothered him in Week 14, Anderson consistently got more than what was blocked and also had a touchdown reversed on replay (because his knee touched an instant before cross the plane). Clearly cemented as the focal point of a suddenly run-heavy offense, CJA is now averaging a whopping 27.2 carries per game over the last four. He'll be a solid RB1 at Cincy in Week 16. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 14, 4:53 pm
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      15.35 (17th)
    • Andre Williams held in check by Washington
      Andre Williams had 18 carries for 44 yards in Sunday's Week 15 win over Washington.

      Advice: Rashad Jennings re-injured his ankle on the first play of the game, leaving Williams to run away with the carries again this week. Coming off his breakout against the Titans, he was held in check against Washington's dominant run defense. With Jennings up in the air for Week 16, Williams could close out the season as the starter. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 14, 2:08 pm
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      11.83 (54th)
    • Bryce Brown gets 5 touches in Week 15
      Bryce Brown rushed four times for 20 yards and caught a 40-yard pass in the Bills' Week 15 win over Green Bay.

      Advice: On a day where Kyle Orton completed just 14 passes, Brown actually led Buffalo in receiving yards on one catch, which came on a blown coverage. He was lined up at wide receiver and left wide open for the big gain. Brown is underutilized as a change-of-pace back behind Fred Jackson and Anthony Dixon. He has no fantasy value entering a Week 16 date with the Raiders. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 14, 1:53 pm
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      0.75 (2616th)
    • Anthony Dixon gets 7 touches in Week 15
      Anthony Dixon rushed six times for 26 yards and caught a five-yard pass in the Bills' Week 15 win over Green Bay.

      Advice: Dixon gave Buffalo some chain-moving runs off the bench, but finished with just the seven touches to Fred Jackson's 23. He's a breather back in the Bills' offense, ahead of Bryce Brown but behind F-Jax on the depth chart. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 14, 1:47 pm
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      1.15 (2601st)
    • Fred Jackson up to 65 touches last 3 games
      Fred Jackson rushed 20 times for 71 yards and caught three balls for 27 yards in the Bills' Week 15 win over the Packers.

      Advice: Continuing to be utilized as a workhorse, F-Jax now has 65 touches over his last three games. Anthony Dixon only mixes in for a series here and there, and the Bills don't have any urgency to play Bryce Brown despite his superior big-play ability. Jackson will be a strong RB2 start in Week 16 at Oakland. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 14, 1:45 pm
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      12.81 (39th)
    • McFadden held to two touches in blowout loss
      Darren McFadden rushed two times for 13 yards Week 15 against the Chiefs.

      Advice: McFadden did not get his first touch until late in the first quarter and is well behind Latavius Murray on the depth chart. He can be dropped in all formats. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 14, 1:38 pm
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      1.67 (2588th)
    • Latavius held back by Raiders' coaching staff
      Latavius Murray rushed 12 times for 59 yards Week 15 against the Chiefs.

      Advice: Despite averaging 4.9 yards per carry, the Raiders coaching staff only got Murray 12 carries in a game that was close well into the third quarter. Derek Carr had 56 attempts in the game. On the bright side, Murray started and was the clear lead back for the Raiders. Murray gets a tough matchup against the Bills next week, but he will be a solid FLEX play in the fantasy Super Bowl. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 14, 1:34 pm
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      10.53 (66th)
    • Dan Herron shows well once again
      Dan Herron rushed 11 times for 60 yards and caught two passes for 12 yards in Sunday's Week 15 win over the Texans.

      Advice: Once again, Herron made Trent Richardson (9-32-0) look like he was running in quicksand. But once again, the Colts declined to reduce T-Rich's snaps in favor of the better back. It's frustrating, but there's nothing we can do except reduce Herron's projection to 9-13 touches per game. He'll be a flex option only with that kind of volume against the Cowboys in Week 16. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 14, 1:34 pm
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      10.27 (70th)
    • Trent Richardson has a T-Rich day
      Trent Richardson rushed nine times for 32 yards and caught two passes for nine yards in Sunday's Week 15 win over the Texans.

      Advice: It was a standard T-Rich day. He looked like he was running in mud, getting thoroughly outplayed by Boom Herron (11-60-0) once again. The difference between the two backs is glaring, just as it was when Ahmad Bradshaw was running circles around Richardson. Even against the Cowboys in Week 16, T-Rich won't be a real fantasy option. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 14, 1:29 pm
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      6.81 (137th)
    • Jeremy Hill racks up 152 total yards, two TDs
      Jeremy Hill rushed 25 times for 148 yards and two touchdowns in the Bengals' 30-0, Week 15 win over the Browns.

      Advice: The Bengals committed to Hill as their starter during the week, and showed they were serious by handing him the rock on the game's first four plays. He responded by rolling up 24 yards, and was off to the races for his third-best rushing performance of the season. Hill was patient, waiting for holes to develop. Once they did, he almost uniformly made the cuts. He was everything the Bengals wanted and more, and is now locked into workhorse duties for however long the Bengals' season continues. Even against the Broncos' stout run defense, Hill will be in the RB1 conversation for Week 16. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 14, 1:06 pm
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      12.00 (51st)
    • Ronnie Hillman inactive for Broncos
      Ronnie Hillman (foot) is inactive for Sunday's Week 15 game at San Diego.

      Advice: Hillman got back in practice this week and could be back for Week 16. He'll compete with Juwan Thompson for carries behind C.J. Anderson. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 14, 11:50 am
       
      Questionable
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (2099th)
    • Ronnie Hillman not expected to play
      NFL Network's Ian Rapoport would be shocked if Ronnie Hillman (foot) plays in Sunday's game against the Chargers.

      Advice: Hillman resumed practicing this week, giving him a shot to return in Week 16. C.J. Anderson and Juwan Thompson are locked and loaded as Denver's top-two backs in San Diego Sunday. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 14, 7:36 am
       
      Questionable
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (2099th)
    • C.J. Anderson listed as probable
      C.J. Anderson (ankle) is listed as probable for Week 15.

      Advice: He was limited Thursday, but practiced fully on Friday and will be all systems go against San Diego. Anderson is a mid-range RB1 in the fantasy semifinals. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 12, 12:49 pm
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      15.35 (17th)
    • Ronnie Hillman listed as questionable
      Ronnie Hillman (foot) is listed as questionable for Week 15.

      Advice: Hillman practiced on a limited basis all week. He isn't a threat to C.J. Anderson's lead back job, but could replace Juwan Thompson as the change of pace. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 12, 12:41 pm
       
      Questionable
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (2099th)
    • Report: G-Men may limit Rashad Jennings again
      ESPN's Dan Graziano reports Rashad Jennings may need another week of a "reduced workload" to get his balky ankle right.

      Advice: In other words, the Giants may need Andre Williams to play a prominent role in their backfield again, coming off his breakout Week 14 performance. It's possible Williams runs away with the carries like he did in last week's win over the Titans. Jennings is fast becoming a running back to avoid in the fantasy semifinals. Williams can't be trusted as more than a dicey flex, either. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 12, 11:01 am
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      11.83 (54th)
    • Kerwynn Williams leads Cards RBs in snaps
      Kerwynn Williams led the Cardinals backfield with 33 snaps in Thursday night's Week 15 game against the Rams.

      Advice: He narrowly edged out Stepfan Taylor, who once again got the start and played 29 snaps. Marion Grice was in on two plays. Williams out-gained Taylor 86-61, but coughed the football up late deep inside his own territory. Fortunately for Arizona, the Cardinals recovered it. But Williams was sent to the sideline in favor of Taylor the rest of the way. While Williams has shown some ability the past two weeks, this is a backfield to avoid in Week 16 vs. Seattle. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 12, 6:14 am
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      6.63 (141st)
    • Kerwynn Williams totals 86 yards versus Rams
      Kerwynn Williams rushed 15 times for 75 yards in the Cardinals' Week 15 win over the Rams, adding two catches for an additional 11 yards.

      Advice: Williams came off the bench behind Stepfan Taylor, but the duo proceeded to rotate carries all night. Williams out-touched Taylor 17-14, and out-gained him 86-61. Things were going swimmingly until Williams fumbled with just 4:40 remaining. Thankfully, the Cardinals recovered, but Williams got just one more touch as coach Bruce Arians leaned on Taylor as his primary clock killer. Williams has shown some serious acceleration the past two weeks, averaging 5.14 yards on his 34 carries, but he can't be relied on if you're fighting for a fantasy championship in Week 16. The Cardinals have a forbidding matchup in the Seahawks, and Williams' workload is just too unpredictable. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 11, 8:58 pm
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      6.63 (141st)
    • Ronnie Hillman (foot) resumes practicing
      Ronnie Hillman (foot) has resumed practicing.

      Advice: Hillman got in limited sessions on Wednesday and Thursday. It's unclear if he'll be ready for Sunday's game against the Chargers, but a Week 16 return is more likely. Hillman is zero threat to C.J. Anderson's No. 1 status, and may even slide in behind Juwan Thompson on the depth chart. He's off the radar in 12-14 team re-draft leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 11, 11:35 am
       
      Questionable
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (2099th)
    • C.J. Anderson returns to practice Thursday
      C.J. Anderson (ankle) returned to Broncos practice Thursday.

      Advice: Anderson is fully on track to start against the Chargers after playing through the injury in last week's win over the Bills. Anderson has fast become an essential part of Peyton Manning's offense, and will be a mid-range RB1 for Week 15. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 11, 11:15 am
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      15.35 (17th)
    • Jeremy Hill to be Bengals' Week 15 starter
      Speaking Thursday, Giovani Bernard confirmed Jeremy Hill will be the Bengals' Week 15 starter at running back.

      Advice: Bernard's "starter" title has been mostly ceremonial since he returned from his hip injury three games ago, but the official demotion is yet another sign that OC Hue Jackson is ready to funnel his offense through Hill for the season's final three games. Hill has averaged 15.6 touches since Bernard's return, with Gio getting the rock 13 times weekly. We'd expect Hill to be in line for at least 20 touches this week, with Bernard in the 5-7 range. Hill is a rock-solid RB2, with Bernard little more than a desperation FLEX. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 11, 10:49 am
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      12.00 (51st)
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