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    • Dolphins promote WR Matt Hazel
      Dolphins promoted WR Matt Hazel from the practice squad.

      Advice: A sixth-round pick, Hazel will contribute on special teams if active. The Dolphins waived LB Jake Knott. Rotoworld.com
      50 minutes ago
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      0 (2141st)
    • Report: Julian Edelman won't play in Week 16
      Julian Edelman (concussion) is not expected to play in Sunday's game against the Jets.

      Advice: Edelman was only able to practice on a limited basis this week. He didn't travel with the team and hasn't been cleared to play. Rob Gronkowski and Brandon LaFell will see an increase in targets, with Danny Amendola a candidate for an expanded role. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 1:35 pm
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      0 (2270th)
    • 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
      Today, 12:51 pm
       
      Questionable
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      11 (62nd)
    • Cody Latimer (concussion) listed probable
      Cody Latimer (concussion) is listed as probable for Week 16.

      Advice: Latimer has been cleared to return, but remains behind Andre Caldwell on the depth chart. He would only have a role if Emmanuel Sanders (questionable, illness) is held out this week. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 12:43 pm
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      0 (2255th)
    • Broncos list Sanders (illness) questionable
      Emmanuel Sanders (illness) is listed as questionable for Week 16.

      Advice: Sanders missed practice on Saturday with flu-like symptoms. The Broncos don’t play until Monday night, so he'll have two days to get healthy. Sanders will be a WR2 for the fantasy finals. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 12:31 pm
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      17 (58th)
    • Jordan Matthews (knee) officially active
      Jordan Matthews (knee) is active for Saturday's Week 16 game against Washington.

      Advice: Matthews didn't miss any practice due to his knee injury. He's a strong bounce back candidate against the Redskins' secondary after being held without a catch last week. The Eagles inactives are QB Nick Foles, S Jerome Couplin, LB Trent Cole, OL Julian Vandervelde, WR Jeff Maehl, OL Dennis Kelly, and DE Taylor Hart. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 12:18 pm
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      12 (102nd)
    • Cam Newton cleared for Week 16
      Cam Newton (probable, back) will start Week 16 against the Browns.

      Advice: He was officially cleared by the Panthers on Saturday. Newton's role in the run game will be limited, but he has QB1 upside despite a tough matchup. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 11:58 am
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      31 (33rd)
    • Jermaine Gresham (toe) listed probable
      Jermaine Gresham (toe) is listed as probable for Week 16.

      Advice: Gresham practiced in full after sitting out last week. He should be avoided as more than a low-end TE2 for Monday night against Denver. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 11:20 am
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      9 (144th)
    • 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
      Today, 10:59 am
       
      Questionable
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      42 (9th)
    • Emmanuel Sanders misses practice with flu
      Emmanuel Sanders missed Broncos' practice on Saturday with flu-like symptoms.

      Advice: Sanders was reportedly feeling under the weather on Friday and will be given Saturday off to rest. The Denver Post's Troy Renck said there is "no reason to think he won't play." With Peyton Manning struggling, Sanders has seen his production tail off in the last two games. Under the weather and against a solid Bengals secondary, Sanders will be a risky WR2 for the fantasy championships. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 10:11 am
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      17 (58th)
    • Lamar Miller's YPC freefalls after 10 carries
      Lamar Miller's yards per carry avearge drops dramatically after his tenth carry of a game.

      Advice: According to the Miami Herald's Barry Jackson, Miller has averaged 5.4 yards per carry on his first 10 carries of a game this season, but is averaging only 2.5 yards per carry from his 11th carry on. The stunning drop-off in effectiveness could help explain why Miller is averaging 12.7 carries a game this season despite being clearly the best runner on Miami's roster. Miller's upside will always be capped by his limited touches, but he is still a solid RB2 in a good matchup against the Vikings this week. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 10:02 am
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      14 (26th)
    • Report: Expecation is DeMarco Murray plays
      ESPN's Ed Werder reports expectations are DeMarco Murray (hand, questionable) will play Week 16 against the Colts.

      Advice: This report jibes with the general feeling around Cowboys' camp this week. Murray is fully expected to be active and start against the Colts, though he may lose some pass-game work to Lance Dunbar. Murray is a must start if active, but with RT Doug Free (ankle, doubtful) and RG Zack Martin (ankle, questionable) likely out, he may find less running room than usual against Indianapolis. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 9:41 am
       
      Questionable
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      28 (2nd)
    • Bears may have to give up pick to move Cutler
      ESPN's Adam Schefter reports several unnamed NFL executives believe the Bears may have to give up a draft pick in order to trade Jay Cutler.

      Advice: Still owed a guaranteed $25.5 million on the seven-year deal signed last offseason, Cutler's contract appears to be trade prohibitive. Schefter's sources believe the Bears could offset the big guarantees by offering Cutler AND a draft pick to prospective trade partners. NFL rules dictate the Bears would have to receive some compensation in return, but Chicago could get around the rule by accepted a late-round pick in exchange for Cutler and a better pick. It would be a high price to pay to offload a talented quarterback, but with coach Marc Trestman likely finished after the season, Chicago may simply press the reset button. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 8:21 am
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      0 (2660th)
    • Rivera 'very confident' Cam Newton will start
      Panthers coach Ron Rivera said he is "very confident" Cam Newton (back, probable) will start Week 16 against the Browns.

      Advice: In coach speak that is a veritable guarantee. Newton practiced all week and is a lock to start against Cleveland. Newton played his best game of the season Week 14 before injuring his back, and has QB1 upside even in a tough matchup. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 7:28 am
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      31 (33rd)
    • Jones' availability based on pre-game workout
      Pro Football Talk reports Julio Jones' (hip, questionable) availability for Week 16 against the Saints hinges on a pre-game workout.

      Advice: Jones went through the same routine last week before ultimately being ruled out, but the mood surrounding Jones this week is far more optimistic. Despite not practicing at all this week, ESPN Falcons reporter Vaughn McClure said Jones "definitely will play." Jones' status will not be known officially until Sunday morning, but it appears he has a real shot to play against New Orleans. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 7:12 am
       
      Questionable
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      24 (19th)
    • LeSean McCoy is getting fewer red-zone snaps
      LeSean McCoy's role in the Eagles' red-zone offense has declined in the last eight games.

      Advice: McCoy opened the season as the primary back in the red zone. According to the Philadelphia Inquirer's Jeff McLane, he was on the field for 77 percent of the red-zone plays through the first six games of the season and saw 74 percent of the running back touches. Those numbers have decreased to 65 percent and 64 percent respectively, and should continue to fall as Chris Polk continues to convert goal-line chances. With Polk vulturing touchdowns and Darren Sproles vulturing pass-game work, McCoy is more of an RB2 Week 16 against a stingy Washington rush defense. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 6:31 am
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      14 (25th)
    • Lions admit Joique Bell is No. 1 running back
      Lions OC Joe Lombardi conceded Joique Bell is the team's No. 1 running back, ahead of Reggie Bush.

      Advice: It would be difficult to claim anything else. Bell has 33 carries to Bush's 11 over the last two weeks and has out-touched Bush 42-16 over that span. Bell has at least 10 carries in 12-of-13 games this season. Bush has managed that feat just twice. Bell is the clear lead back and is a good bet for 20 touches against a leaky Bears' defense. He is a solid RB2 in championship week. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 6:19 am
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      15 (43rd)
    • Report: Julio Jones expected to play Sunday
      ESPN Falcons reporter Vaughn McClure expects Julio Jones (hip) to play in Sunday's game at New Orleans.

      Advice: Jones remains a game-time call after not practicing at all the last two weeks. But the Falcons are in a must-win spot and obviously need their most talented offensive weapon. Here's the full report from McClure: "From all the information I've gathered, Jones definitely will play against the Saints. And it's not as if the Falcons will have him on the field just as a decoy. They need Jones in this desperation game, so I suspect he will get plenty of opportunities." We'll have more information by Sunday morning at the absolute latest. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 8:07 pm
       
      Questionable
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      24 (19th)
    • 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
      Yesterday, 1:42 pm
       
      Questionable
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      11 (62nd)
    • Julian Edelman listed as questionable
      Julian Edelman (concussion) was limited in practice again Friday and is listed as questionable for Week 16.

      Advice: Due to the nature of his injury and the Patriots' unwillingness to reveal any injury-related info, Edelman's status is entirely unclear for Sunday's game against the Jets. The good news is Pats-Jets has a 1PM ET start, so we'll know Edelman's status early. Rob Gronkowski and Brandon LaFell could add a few targets if Edelman can't play, with Danny Amendola's role possibly increasing. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 12:56 pm
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      0 (2270th)
    • DeMarco Murray listed as questionable
      DeMarco Murray (hand) is listed as questionable for Week 16 after getting in a third straight limited practice on Friday.

      Advice: This was expected. It's also expected that Murray will be active and start Sunday's game versus the Colts. Fantasy owners should continue to monitor the situation and have Murray handcuffed with Joseph Randle, but it would be a major surprise if DeMarco weren't out there with the ones for Sunday's game. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 11:41 am
       
      Questionable
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      28 (2nd)
    • 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
      Yesterday, 10:12 am
       
      Questionable
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      42 (9th)
    • Cam Newton probable for Week 16 vs. Browns
      Cam Newton (back) is listed as probable for Week 16 against the Browns.

      Advice: He'll make the start and be a high-end QB2 with unlimited upside. Derek Anderson heads back to holding the clipboard with a 2-0 record across two spot starts. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:45 am
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      31 (33rd)
    • Julio Jones still absent at Friday's practice
      Julio Jones (hip) remained sidelined at Friday's practice.

      Advice: He'll be listed as questionable. We're unlikely to know Julio's status for Week 16 until Sunday morning. If he can't go, Harry Douglas will make another start opposite Roddy White. Both Douglas (foot) and White (knee) will play. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 8:46 am
       
      Questionable
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      24 (19th)
    • DeMarco Murray (hand) expected to play Sun.
      ESPN's Adam Schefter reports the Cowboys have left the decision to play Week 16 against the Colts up to DeMarco Murray (hand), "in which case he will definitely opt to play."

      Advice: Murray's going to give it a go Sunday. He has an outside shot at netting 2,000 rushing yards -- he currently sits at 1,687 -- and is said to have a high pain tolerance. Murray's broken bone is in his left (non-dominant) hand. If he suits up, owners have to play him. Murray is having an historic season and has a plus Week 16 matchup against a leaky Colts run defense. We can't expect Murray to carry it 30 times, but 20-plus touches is doable. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 7:56 am
       
      Questionable
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      28 (2nd)
    • Cam Newton fully expected to start vs. Browns
      Coach Ron Rivera said Cam Newton (back) is on target to start Week 16 against the Browns.

      Advice: Rivera will formally announce a decision this morning. Newton took the majority of the first-team reps in Thursday's practice as a full participant. He'll be a high-end QB2 with obvious upside against the Browns' stout pass defense. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 6:07 am
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      31 (33rd)
    • 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
       
      Questionable
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      11 (62nd)
    • DeMarco Murray (hand) practices on Thursday
      DeMarco Murray (hand) practiced for the second-consecutive day on Thursday, getting in a limited session.

      Advice: Murray was officially listed as "DNP" on Wednesday even though he was observed by the assembled media as practicing. Either way, Murray continues to get reps, and has even been catching passes with his left hand wrapped up. It sure seems like the Cowboys expect him to suit up against the Colts, though it's possible he'll officially be a game-time decision. Murray comes with much more risk than usual for the fantasy finals, but owners in season-long leagues have to play him if he's active. Joseph Randle and Lance Dunbar will form a committee if Murray can't go. More of a pass catcher than Randle, Dunbar's role figures to be bigger than usual even if Murray plays. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 12:40 pm
       
      Questionable
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      28 (2nd)
    • Jay Cutler realistic about Bears future
      Speaking Thursday, Jay Cutler said he hopes to remain with the Bears beyond 2014, but admitted that it's "definitely" crossed his mind that he may have played his final game in Chicago.

      Advice: Admitting he was disappointed by the first benching of his football-playing career, Cutler was realistic about his future in the Windy City. Cutler's seven-year, $126.7 million deal will get labeled as impossible to trade, but that's not necessarily true in a league so starved for quarterback talent. It will only take one team to believe it has what it takes to jump-start Cutler's career. Releasing Cutler isn't a realistic option for the Bears, as they'd absorb $19 million in dead money. Cutler is due a fully guaranteed $15.5 million in 2015. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 12:29 pm
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      0 (2660th)
    • Trestman: Clausen is one-week experiment
      Speaking Thursday, Bears coach Marc Trestman left the door open for benched QB Jay Cutler to start in Week 17.

      Advice: "This is for this week," Trestman said. "We're not going any farther than our preparation for Detroit." Trestman is clearly trying to keep Cutler's spirits up, but barring a total face-plant from Jimmy Clausen, we'd expect Cutler to remain on the pine for Week 17. Trestman went on to say he believed Cutler could be "revived" from the benching, hinting he's expected to remain the team's quarterback in 2015. That's probably an honest belief, but it's unlikely to be Trestman's decision to make. Clausen doesn't give the Bears a better chance to win than Cutler, but leading the league in turnovers and regressing on a weekly basis, Cutler has little room to complain about being benched. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 12:05 pm
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      0 (2660th)
    • Cam Newton 'on target' to start versus Browns
      Cam Newton (back) was a full participant in Thursday's practice, and is "on target" to start Sunday's game against the Browns.

      Advice: Barring a setback, coach Ron Rivera expects Newton to "probably" start over Derek Anderson. It's a huge boost for the Panthers as they try to stay alive in the NFC South. Newton had his best game of the season in Week 14 before his car accident, but will be a borderline QB1 if he suits up for the fantasy finals. His health is obviously a question mark, and the Browns sport a stouter defense than New Orleans. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 11:32 am
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      31 (33rd)
    • Cam Newton (back) mum on Week 16 status
      Speaking after Thursday's practice, Cam Newton (back) declined to say if he expected to start Sunday's game against the Browns.

      Advice: "I'm fine either way it goes," Newton said. "I don't want to be a distraction." Newton also added that he's felt "no pain" on the practice field, and has "no fear" of further injury. Barring a setback, he sounds like a quarterback who's going to take the football field on Sunday. Newton's status will be updated no later than Friday afternoon. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 10:59 am
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      31 (33rd)
    • 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
       
      Questionable
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      42 (9th)
    • Jermaine Gresham back at practice
      Jermaine Gresham (toe) is practicing in full for Week 16.

      Advice: Gresham sat out Week 15 and then visited a specialist. Apparently, everything checked out fine. Gresham is averaging 3.8 catches for 29.0 yards with three touchdowns in 13 games this season. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 10:02 am
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      9 (144th)
    • Cam Newton getting most of first-team reps
      Cam Newton (back) took the majority of first-team reps at practice Thursday.

      Advice: Newton appears on track to return after missing just one game. He'd slide in as a back-end QB1 against the Browns, although he'd come with risk. When Newton is hesitant to use his legs, his fantasy projection is severely capped. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 9:21 am
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      31 (33rd)
    • Julian Edelman practicing again
      Julian Edelman (concussion) is practicing again Thursday.

      Advice: He was officially limited. We have no word on if Edelman has merely been cleared for practice, or if he's been cleared for full contact. But given his presence each of the last two days, he's on track to suit up as a WR2 against the Jets Sunday. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 9:15 am
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      0 (2270th)
    • LeSean McCoy concedes goal-line work to Polk
      LeSean McCoy admitted that Chris Polk is taking over as the Eagles' primary goal-line back.

      Advice: Polk played three snaps in Week 15, turning two of them into short touchdowns. A third goal-line carry went to Darren Sproles. "Polk's obviously a little bit more powerful back, so they've been giving him some of the runs in short-yardage in a couple games, especially last game. ... "There's just some plays on 3rd-and-1 type of situations where I probably wouldn't have gotten it, where I see him kind of hit a guy, drag a guy and get in there," McCoy candidly conceded. It's not out of the question that Shady gets some goal-line chances in the flow of the Eagles' hurry-up scheme, but Polk is a drain on touchdown projections. We already know McCoy was struggling to churn up yards and has lost significant pass-game work to Sproles. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 9:04 am
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      14 (25th)
    • Julio Jones misses another practice Thursday
      Julio Jones (hip) remained sidelined at Falcons practice Thursday.

      Advice: Jones is not expected to practice at all this week as he careens toward another game-time call. All owners can do is roster Harry Douglas or another backup plan and wait for more information. Note that Roddy White (knee) did return to practice Thursday. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 8:46 am
       
      Questionable
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      24 (19th)
    • Polk -- not Shady -- gets 1st RB practice rep
      According to CSN Philly's Reuben Frank, Chris Polk received the first running back rep at Eagles practice on Wednesday, ahead of LeSean McCoy.

      Advice: McCoy laughed off the running back order following the practice, and Frank concedes it's "impossible to tell" if it actually meant anything. McCoy was reportedly "on the sideline while Polk worked with the first unit." Reporters were only able to view two practice reps before the session was closed to media. "We rotate all the time," McCoy said Wednesday afternoon. "(RBs coach) Duce (Staley) pulled me out. (Darren) Sproles wasn't in either." The Eagles are preparing to play the Redskins on Saturday evening. When Philly and Washington played earlier this year, McCoy managed 22 yards on 19 carries. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 7:20 pm
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      14 (25th)
    • 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
       
      Questionable
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      42 (9th)
    • 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
      Wednesday, 3:41 pm
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      0 (2660th)
    • 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
       
      Questionable
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      11 (62nd)
    • Julian Edelman in concussion protocol
      Julian Edelman (concussion) was limited in Wednesday's practice.

      Advice: The fact that Edelman is practicing is a good sign, but his Week 16 status is up in the air. Edelman will be a high-floor WR2 if active against the Jets. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 1:12 pm
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      0 (2270th)
    • Jordan Matthews practicing in full
      Jordan Matthews (knee) is practicing in full for Week 16 against the Redskins.

      Advice: Matthews is coming off a goose egg on one target in Week 15. He'd make for an intriguing DFS play after back-to-back down weeks. The Redskins' secondary is brutal. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 12:14 pm
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      12 (102nd)
    • Julio Jones will be Sunday-morning decision
      Coach Mike Smith said the Falcons will decide Julio Jones' (hip) Week 16 status on Sunday morning.

      Advice: Julio didn't practice Wednesday, and we don't expect him to do so at all this week. He's dealing with a labrum issue in his hip. All we can do is wait until 11:30 AM ET Sunday morning for a decision. We'll continue to provide any updates, but we're unlikely to learn anything before the weekend. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 11:04 am
       
      Questionable
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      24 (19th)
    • Cam Newton gets in limited practice Wednesday
      Cam Newton (back) returned to a limited practice Wednesday.

      Advice: He and Derek Anderson split first-team reps with Newton getting back in the swing of things after last Tuesday's car accident. Kelvin Benjamin said Cam threw the ball with his normal "fire" on Wednesday. We'd bet Newton starts Week 16 against the Browns with the Panthers hanging on for dear life in the NFC South. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 10:44 am
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      31 (33rd)
    • 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
      Wednesday, 9:30 am
       
      Questionable
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      28 (2nd)
    • 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
       
      Questionable
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      11 (62nd)
    • Falcons OC unsure of Julio's Week 16 status
      Speaking Tuesday, Falcons OC Dirk Koetter left open the possibility that Julio Jones (hip) misses Week 16.

      Advice: Coach Mike Smith has already said he expects Jones to suit up against the Saints, but Smith has proven completely untrustworthy on player injuries. "It’s hard when you don’t know for sure if a guy is going to play," Koetter said. "We kind of have to have a contingency both ways. We have some ‘what if Julio plays,’ and some ‘what if Julio does not play.’ ... That’s one of the hardest things about not knowing if one of your best guys is going to go." The picture Koetter paints is one of uncertainty. We're unlikely to get a good read on Jones' status before Thursday or Friday, and it's quite possible he ends up a game-time decision. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 3:12 pm
       
      Questionable
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      24 (19th)
    • 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
      28 (2nd)
    • Cam Newton will attempt to throw Tuesday
      Cam Newton (back) will attempt some throws Tuesday.

      Advice: Tuesday is an off day for the Panthers, but they want an early decision on Newton's Week 16 status. Ideally, they'll begin preparations for the Browns Wednesday knowing if it'll be Newton or Derek Anderson. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 6:37 am
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      31 (33rd)
    • 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
      28 (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
      28 (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 (2660th)
    • Panthers noncommittal on Cam for Week 16
      Panthers coach Ron Rivera was noncommittal Monday when addressing Cam Newton's (back) Week 16 availability.

      Advice: Rivera gave away "nothing definitive," but did state Cam will start against the Browns "only if he’s certain Newton can protect himself." Added OC Mike Shula, "I know he’s feeling a lot better than he was Friday and Saturday," Shula said. "He’s moving around, just kind of walking around the building a lot better. So that’s good." It will be a good sign if Cam practices on Wednesday. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 2:41 pm
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      31 (33rd)
    • '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
      28 (2nd)
    • Cody Latimer passes concussion tests
      Cody Latimer has cleared the concussion protocol and will resume practicing this week.

      Advice: The second-round pick has barely played on offense this season and would need a Demaryius Thomas or Emmanuel Sanders injury to get into the rotation. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 1:57 pm
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      0 (2255th)
    • 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
      28 (2nd)
    • Falcons think Julio will be ready for Week 16
      Speaking Monday, Falcons coach Mike Smith said he expected Julio Jones (hip) to return for Week 16.

      Advice: Per Smith, Jones has "improved last week to this week." It's great news, but should be taken with a major grain of salt. Smith is consistently wrong with his public-injury proclamations. Jones didn't appear particularly close to suiting up against the Steelers, but he was always going to be up against it on a short week. For now, owners can pencil Jones in for the fantasy finals, but his availability should be considered far from a given. Jones' status will be updated no later than Wednesday. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 11:34 am
       
      Questionable
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      24 (19th)
    • Jermaine Gresham to visit toe specialist Tue.
      Jermaine Gresham will visit a toe specialist Tuesday after being inactive for Week 15 against the Browns.

      Advice: Gresham reportedly "looked great running around" in pregame warmups but was ultimately inactive Sunday. It ruffled some feathers, causing Gresham to confront a sideline reporter following the game after that reporter said Gresham "quit" during a pregame segment. Gresham hurt the toe in practice last week. Kevin Brock started at tight end. Gresham is a free agent in March. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 6:07 am
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      9 (144th)
    • 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
      Monday, 5:36 am
       
      Questionable
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      42 (9th)
    • Jordan Matthews held catchless vs. Cowboys
      Jordan Matthews was held without a catch in Week 15 against the Cowboys.

      Advice: He had just one target. Matthews briefly exited in the first quarter with a knee injury, but was able to return. He's been limited by the ineffective play of Mark Sanchez the last two games. Matthews won't be more than a WR3 option for Week 16. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 9:48 pm
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      12 (102nd)
    • LeSean McCoy has 3 TDs vultured in Week 15
      LeSean McCoy rushed 16 times for 64 yards in Sunday night's Week 15 loss to Dallas.

      Advice: McCoy got only 17 touches with the Eagles playing from behind most of the game. He had two touchdowns vultured by Chris Polk, and lost a third score to Darren Sproles at the one-yard line. McCoy has managed just 114 yards on 33 carries over the last two weeks. He'll be a lower-end RB1 for Week 16 against Washington. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 9:29 pm
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      14 (25th)
    • Emmanuel Sanders sees just three targets
      Emmanuel Sanders caught three passes for 53 yards in Sunday's Week 15 win at San Diego.

      Advice: Sanders saw just three targets on a day Peyton Manning attempted just 20 passes. We'd call that a fluke, except Sanders saw a meager six targets in Week 14 on a day Manning threw 20 passes. The run-heavy style obvious cripples volume, and it certainly didn't help that Sanders got tackled at the 1-yard line on a slant Sunday. He'll be a WR2 at Cincy next week, but we can't guarantee volume any longer. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 5:03 pm
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      17 (58th)
    • Joique totals 103 yards in Week 15 win
      Joique Bell rushed 15 times for 62 yards and caught four balls for 41 yards in the Lions' Week 15 win over the Vikings.

      Advice: Joique (pronounced "Joyk") was an all-purpose machine in this one, racking up big gains in the passing game and a number of chain-moving rushes, particularly in the fourth quarter. He has clearly asserted himself as the Lions' feature back with Reggie Bush continuing to struggle with health and Theo Riddick just a reserve/role player. Expect Bell to stay hot in a Week 16 date with the Bears' leaky defense. He shredded Chicago on Thanksgiving. Joique will be an RB2 in fantasy title week. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 4:15 pm
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      15 (43rd)
    • Peyton Manning (thigh, illness) held to 1 TD
      Peyton Manning completed 14-of-20 passes for 233 yards with one touchdown and no interceptions in Sunday's 22-10 Week 15 at San Diego.

      Advice: Just before the game started, word broke that Manning was fighting flu-like symptoms and had received an IV. He also tweaked his thigh late in the second quarter and had to miss one series before emerging after halftime. Still, the culprit for Peyton's box score was once again play selection as the Broncos ran the ball 35 times. Riding C.J. Anderson and an underrated yet elite defense, they've called 105 runs against 78 passes over the last three games. We can't rule out another run-heavy approach at Cincy next week, but we can expect better red-zone efficiency. Connor Barth has 11 field goals over the last three games while Manning has three touchdowns during that span. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 4:12 pm
       
      Questionable
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      42 (9th)
    • 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
       
      Questionable
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      11 (62nd)
    • Peyton Manning (thigh) is probable to return
      Peyton Manning (thigh) returned to Sunday's game against the Chargers at the beginning of the third quarter.

      Advice: Manning is sick with flu-like symptoms and also appeared to strain a quad late in the second quarter. Brock Osweiler handled the final drive of the first half. However, Manning is going to gut it out. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 2:35 pm
       
      Questionable
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      42 (9th)
    • Julian Edelman goes 7/88/1 versus Dolphins
      Julian Edelman caught 7-of-10 targets for 88 yards and a touchdown in the Patriots' Week 15 win over the Dolphins.

      Advice: Edelman is now up to 92/972/4 on the season, and has caught at least seven passes in four-straight games. He's averaged 11.75 targets in the process. Edelman will be a high-floor WR2 against the Jets for the fantasy finals. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 2:06 pm
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      0 (2270th)
    • Lamar Miller held to 57 total in Foxboro
      Lamar Miller rushed 16 times for 47 yards in the Dolphins' Week 15 loss to the Patriots, adding a 10-yard reception.

      Advice: Miller was heavily involved early, but got the rock just four times after halftime as the Dolphins struggled to keep the game close. Miller is now averaging just 15.8 touches over his past five games, a timeframe in which the Dolphins have gone 2-3. He'll be a mid-range RB2 for the fantasy finals against the Vikings. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 1:58 pm
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      14 (26th)
    • Jermaine Gresham inactive for Week 15 vs. CLE
      Jermaine Gresham (toe) is inactive for Week 15 against the Browns.

      Advice: Kevin Brock will start in his place, and is obviously not a fantasy option. Also inactive for the Bengals are QB A.J. McCarron, WR Dane Sanzenbacher, CB Terence Newman, OT Tanner Hawkinson, WR James Wright and DE Margus Hunt. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 8:32 am
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      9 (144th)
    • Julio Jones officially inactive vs. Steelers
      Julio Jones (hip) is inactive for Week 15 against the Steelers.

      Advice: News progressively got worse on Jones in the lead-up to the release of the Falcons' inactives. Jones was scheduled to warm up on the field before the game, but never made it out there. He remained on the training table, and it's been reported that Julio is dealing with a labrum issue in his hip. Harry Douglas will get the start opposite Roddy White. Both are on the WR2 radar in a potential shootout. Also inactive for the Falcons are SS William Moore, QB Sean Renfree, CB Robert Alford, LB Tyler Starr, OT Jonathan Scott, and LB James Anderson. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 8:23 am
       
      Questionable
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      24 (19th)
    • Julian Edelman to play Week 15
      ESPN's Adam Schefter reports Julian Edelman (thigh) will play Week 15 against Miami.

      Advice: As expected. Edelman is our No. 21 receiver this week. He gets a boost in PPR. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 7:25 am
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      0 (2270th)
    • Report: Julio Jones (hip) won't play vs. PIT
      A source tells ESPN's Vaughn McClure that Julio Jones (hip) will not play in Sunday's game against the Steelers.

      Advice: Ed Werder also reported similarly on Sunday NFL Countdown. Jones, unable to practice all week after suffering what's thought to be a hip pointer during his Monday night demolition of the Packers, will be replaced in the starting lineup by Harry Douglas. He'll be a target monster and fine plug-n-play in a game with an over/under of 55 points. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 7:12 am
       
      Questionable
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      24 (19th)
    • Julio Jones' (hip) status still undetermined
      NFL Network's Jeff Darlington reports Julio Jones (hip) remains a "legitimate game-time decision."

      Advice: Jones was able to run on Saturday after not practicing all week, but the team still wants to put him through a pre-game workout before making a decision on his status. Inactives are due in about an hour and 40 minutes for the Steelers and Falcons' 1 PM ET kickoff. Even if Jones plays, he may end up a mere decoy. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 6:47 am
       
      Questionable
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      24 (19th)
    • Cody Latimer (ribs) ruled out for Week 15
      Cody Latimer (ribs) has been ruled out for Week 15.

      Advice: He'll miss his second straight game. Latimer has played just 19 snaps this year. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 4:23 pm
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      0 (2255th)
    • Patriots list Julian Edelman as questionable
      Julian Edelman (thigh) is listed as questionable for Week 15.

      Advice: Edelman is fully expected to play this week. Despite a matchup with Dolphins CB Brent Grimes, he's on the WR2 borderline. Edelman is averaging 12 targets per game over the last three weeks. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 1:36 pm
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      0 (2270th)
    • Jermaine Gresham listed as questionable
      Jermaine Gresham (toe) is listed as questionable for Week 15 after missing Friday's practice.

      Advice: He figures to be a game-time decision and play a minimal passing-game role if active in Cleveland. Gresham is a streamer option to avoid this week. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 10:35 am
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      9 (144th)
    • Gresham (toe) sits out practice Friday
      Jermaine Gresham (toe) did not practice Friday.

      Advice: It's a downgrade following his limited session on Thursday when he suffered the injury. Gresham is Pro Football Focus' No. 1 pass-blocking tight end this season and a top-15 run blocker at the position. While his game doesn't produce box-score results, his loss would be felt on offense against the Browns. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 8:07 am
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      9 (144th)
    • 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 (2660th)
    • Julian Edelman 'limited' on Thursday
      Julian Edelman (thigh) remained limited in Thursday's practice.

      Advice: Edelman is fine. He'll be on the WR2 borderline for Week 15. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 1:17 pm
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      0 (2270th)
    • Gresham (toe) pops up on injury report
      Jermaine Gresham was added to the Bengals' Week 15 injury report Thursday, getting in a limited practice with a toe issue.

      Advice: Gresham suffered the injury in Thursday's session. His Week 15 status is now up in the air. What he's able to do Friday will be key. Gresham will be a barely-there TE2 if he suits up against the Browns. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 11:50 am
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      9 (144th)
    • Julian Edelman (thigh) limited Wednesday
      Julian Edelman (thigh) was limited in Wednesday's practice.

      Advice: Edelman played 57-of-78 snaps and posted a 8/141/1 line last week despite his thigh issue. His Week 15 status isn't a concern. Edelman will be a high-floor WR3 against the Dolphins. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 1:43 pm
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      0 (2270th)
    • Rosenhaus frustrated with Lamar Miller's role
      Lamar Miller's agent, Drew Rosenhaus, said it's "disappointing" the Dolphins aren't using Miller more.

      Advice: Along with everyone else outside of the Dolphins' coaching staff, we agree. Miller is averaging 4.8 YPC, but OC Bill Lazor and coach Joe Philbin insist on limiting his workload and using Daniel Thomas and Damien Williams behind him. Splitting the load is fine, but not when you're limiting a clearly-superior player. Miller isn't worn down or tired. He averages 12 carries a game when he should be seeing about 18. It's keeping Miller as an RB2 instead of an RB1. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 6:39 am
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      14 (26th)
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