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    • Malcom Floyd finds the end zone Week 16
      Malcom Floyd caught 4-of-10 targets for 50 yards and a touchdown Week 16 against the 49ers.

      Advice: Floyd saw more targets with Keenan Allen (ankle, collarbone) sidelined, but the overall result was the same. Primarily a deep threat, Floyd has not caught more than five passes in a game this season and has surpassed 90 yards receiving twice. Floyd is a touchdown-dependent WR4 for fantasy. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:04 pm
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      7.90 (109th)
    • Dontrelle Inman puts on second-half show
      Dontrelle Inman caught 7-of-9 targets for 79 yards Week 16 against the 49ers.

      Advice: Substituted in for an ineffective Seyi Ajirotutu at halftime, Inman made his presence known early and often in the second half. He seemed to get open at will against the 49ers' secondary, and showed strong hands on several contested catches across the middle including a 4th-down conversion on the game-tying drive. A former CFL star, the 25-year-old Inman is a good bet to carve out a role in 2015 in the Chargers' nondescript receiver corps. He is an excellent add in Dynasty formats. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:00 pm
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (2192nd)
    • Antonio Gates hauls in two scores Saturday
      Antonio Gates caught 7-of-9 targets for 92 yards and two touchdowns Week 16 against the 49ers.

      Advice: Gates leaked out on a play action boot for a one-yard score in the third quarter and was inexplicably left wide open for a 21-yard score in the fourth. Gates is now one touchdown away from 100 total scores for his career, and he would match his highest single-season total with 13 if he can score next week against Kansas City. Gates will be a TE1 in that matchup. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:54 pm
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      7.57 (83rd)
    • Eddie Royal shines with Keenan Allen out
      Eddie Royal caught 10-of-12 targets for 94 yards and a touchdown Week 16 against the 49ers.

      Advice: Royal inherited a lot of the targets normally earmarked for Keenan Allen (ankle, collarbone), working primarily in the short and intermediate areas of the field. His touchdown catch was a beautifully lofted ball by Philip Rivers in the second quarter. With Allen likely done for the season, Royal could return WR3 value in PPR formats against the Chiefs next week. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:50 pm
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      6.73 (142nd)
    • Donald Brown plays second fiddle to Oliver
      Donald Brown rushed four times for 12 yards Week 16 against the 49ers.

      Advice: Brown was the clear second option to Branden Oliver, and even lost some pass-game work to Ronnie Brown late in the game. Brown is not a viable fantasy option even if Ryan Mathews (ankle) cannot play Week 17 against the Chiefs. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:46 pm
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      5.39 (198th)
    • Branden Oliver dominates the early work
      Branden Oliver rushed 13 times for 53 yards and caught three passes for 28 yards Week 16 against the 49ers.

      Advice: Oliver dominated the early work for San Diego, out snapping the rest of the Chargers' running backs 20-to-8 in the first half. Oliver ceded work to Ronnie Brown in the second half with the Chargers in full comeback mode, but he still comfortably led the Chargers' backfield in touches. Oliver would be an intriguing play Week 17 against the Chiefs if Ryan Mathews (ankle) is unable to play. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:44 pm
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      8.17 (100th)
    • Philip Rivers leads comeback win on Saturday
      Philip Rivers completed 33-of-54 passes for 356 yards, four touchdowns and three interceptions Week 16 against the 49ers.

      Advice: It was a tale of two halfs for Rivers. He started the game painfully slow, throwing two horrific interceptions and appearing to struggle with the various injuries that have hampered him the last several weeks. Rivers turned it on after the break, though, erasing a 21-point halftime deficit with three second-half touchdown passes. The performance was Rivers' best in months, but it is unlikely to repeat itself Week 17 against Kansas City. He will be no more than a QB2 for the season finale. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:41 pm
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      14.46 (55th)
    • Vernon Davis held without a target
      Vernon Davis did not receive a target Week 16 against the Chargers.

      Advice: The goose egg is misleading, as Davis had a 63-yard touchdown catch negated by penalty in the third quarter. Davis caught a bullet from Kaepernick down the seam and bullied his way into the end zone, but the play was called back by a chop block. Even though it did not count, the long catch showed Davis still has the playmaking ability that made him a fantasy star. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:37 pm
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      3.55 (203rd)
    • Quinton Patton fumbles the game away
      Quinton Patton caught 2-of-6 targets for nine yards Week 16 against the Chargers.

      Advice: Patton saw extended time with Michael Crabtree (knee) sidelined, but failed to do much with the work. Patton's most notable play of the game was an overtime fumble that set the Chargers up for a game-winning field goal. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:33 pm
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      0.85 (2620th)
    • Anquan Boldin catches seven balls Week 16
      Anquan Boldin caught 7-of-9 targets for 61 yards Week 16 against the Chargers.

      Advice: With Michael Crabtree sidelined most of the game, Boldin was the clear No. 1 option in the passing game, garnering nine of the 49ers' 24 targets. Boldin did not make much happen with the looks, but did have a touchdown catch called back because of a holding call in the second quarter. With Crabtree's playing status unknown, Boldin will set up as a WR3 in the 49ers' season finale against the Cardinals. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:30 pm
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      7.64 (111th)
    • Kaepernick racks up 151 rushing yards in loss
      Colin Kaepernick rushed seven times for 151 yards and a touchdown Week 16 against the Chargers, adding 114 yards and a score through the air.

      Advice: With the 49ers dominating on the ground, Kaepernick was only asked to throw 24 times in a game San Francisco led 28-7 at halftime. Kaepernick's best play of the night was a 90-yard touchdown scramble in the third quarter. Kaepernick escaped pressure, put a move on Chargers S Eric Weddle and turned on the jets for the long score that appeared to put a stop to San Diego's comeback bid. It was all for nought, however, as two Philip Rivers' fourth-quarter touchdown passes and a Quinton Patton overtime fumble sealed the 49ers' fate. Despite the loss, Kaepernick appeared more willing to run for the second week in a row, and clearly showed the athleticism that once made him feared still exists. He is not a good real-life quarterback, but Kaepernick can be a quality fantasy option as long as he continues to run. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:25 pm
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      15.70 (37th)
    • Gore turns back the clock on Saturday night
      Frank Gore rushed 26 times for 158 yards and a touchdown Week 16 against the Chargers.

      Advice: The highlight of the evening was a first-quarter run in which Gore rumbled through several Chargers on his way to a 52-yard touchdown. Gore racked up 129 yards before halftime and looked unstoppable early in the game. He slowed down in the second half, but Gore still had enough juice to post his highest single-game rushing total since 2009. Gore will likely struggle Week 17 against the Cardinals' stout rush defense, but he showed on Saturday he still has plenty left in the tank. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:16 pm
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      10.68 (63rd)
    • Michael Crabtree plays limited snaps Week 16
      Michael Crabtree played limited snaps Week 16 against the Chargers.

      Advice: Crabtree came into the game questionable with a knee injury, but did not appear to aggravate the injury. Crabtree played sparingly in the first half and did not touch the field in the second half until the 49ers' final drive of the fourth quarter. He did not record a stat in regulation, but he did manage a five-yard reception in overtime. After Crabtree was vocal about his perceived lack of involvement in the offense earlier in the season, it is certainly possible his absence was not injury related. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 7:41 pm
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      6.62 (145th)
    • Andre Roberts a non-factor in Week 16
      Andre Roberts had one catch for 14 yards in Week 16 against the Eagles.

      Advice: It was a rough night for Roberts, who also lost a fumble on the opening kickoff of the second half. Roberts can continue to be avoided in fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 6:55 pm
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      4.44 (1760th)
    • Darren Sproles totals 67 yards in loss
      Darren Sproles had four carries for 24 yards in Saturday's Week 16 loss to the Redskins.

      Advice: He added six catches for 43 yards. It's the most yards in the last seven games for Sproles, who finished behind only Zach Ertz with nine targets. Sproles won't be more than a boom-or-bust FLEX option for Week 17. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 6:42 pm
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      4.31 (1757th)
    • Jeremy Maclin held out of end-zone again
      Jeremy Maclin caught four passes for 62 yards in Saturday's Week 16 loss to the Redskins.

      Advice: Maclin was mostly a non-factor, finishing with just six targets. He hasn't had more than four catches in a game since Week 13 and has seen his production decline with Mark Sanchez. Maclin will be more of low-end WR2 for Week 17 against the Giants. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 6:39 pm
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      10.91 (62nd)
    • Ertz breaks out for 15 catches, 115 yards
      Zach Ertz secured 15-of-18 targets for 115 yards in Saturday's Week 16 loss to Washington.

      Advice: The 15 catches are a franchise record, while the 18 targets were by far his most of the season. Unfortunately, Ertz only had one red-zone look. It's an overdue breakout from Ertz, who had been playing limited snaps behind Brent Celek. Ertz will be back on the TE1 radar in Week 17 against a Giants defense that struggles with tight ends. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 6:10 pm
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      5.55 (120th)
    • Alfred Morris rushes for 83 yards TD in win
      Alfred Morris rushed 21 times for 83 yards and a touchdown in Saturday's Week 16 win over the Eagles.

      Advice: Morris broke multiple tackles on his 28-yard touchdown run in the first quarter. It could have been an even bigger game, but he had two scores vultured by FB Darrel Young at the one-yard line. Morris has now went over 1,000 yards in three straight seasons. He'll remain an RB2 option for Week 17 against the Cowboys. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 5:43 pm
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      12.48 (47th)
    • LeSean McCoy scores fifth touchdown of season
      LeSean McCoy had 22 carries for 88 yards and a touchdown in Saturday's Week 16 loss to Washington.

      Advice: He added three catches for 28 yards. McCoy was used in red-zone situations despite losing work to Chris Polk last week, scoring on an 11-yard touchdown. He had 50 yards on his first nine touches, but fell out of the gameplan in the second half. McCoy will be a top-10 running back play against the Giants in Week 17. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 5:27 pm
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      13.81 (25th)
    • Sanchez's late interception dooms Eagles
      Mark Sanchez completed 37-of-50 passes for 374 yards, two touchdowns, and an interception in Saturday's Week 16 loss to the Redskins.

      Advice: Sanchez also fumbled on the opening series and took three sacks. Despite the stat line, Sanchez checked down to Zach Ertz and Riley Cooper for most of the game, targeting them 25 times. Sanchez's late fourth-quarter interception set up a game-winning field for Washington and all but ends the Eagles postseason chances. The Eagles now need a Dallas loss to stay alive in the playoffs. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 5:10 pm
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      18.59 (14th)
    • Frank Gore (concussion) officially active
      Frank Gore (concussion) is active for Week 16 against the Chargers.

      Advice: Gore was cleared to play after practicing on a limited basis. He'll handle all of the carries with Carlos Hyde sidelined. The 49ers inactives are WR Stevie Johnson, CB Tramaine Brock, OLB Ahmad Brooks, OG Joe Looney, QB Josh Johnson, and OG Andrew Tiller. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 3:59 pm
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      10.68 (63rd)
    • Report: Frank Gore will start vs. Chargers
      NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reports Frank Gore (concussion) will play in Saturday night's game against the Chargers.

      Advice: Gore practiced on a limited basis and has cleared his concussion protocols. With Carlos Hyde (ankle, back) ruled out, he should see an increased workload. Gore is a top-25 running back play for Week 16. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 12:51 pm
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      10.68 (63rd)
    • 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
      Yesterday, 12:43 pm
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (2254th)
    • 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
      Yesterday, 12:31 pm
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      11.40 (59th)
    • 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
      Yesterday, 10:11 am
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      11.40 (59th)
    • Lamar Miller's YPC freefalls after 10 carries
      Lamar Miller's yards per carry average 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
      Yesterday, 10:02 am
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      13.77 (26th)
    • 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
      Yesterday, 8:21 am
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      0.09 (2660th)
    • 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
      Yesterday, 6:31 am
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      13.81 (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
      Yesterday, 6:19 am
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      12.65 (43rd)
    • Michael Crabtree (knee) listed questionable
      Michael Crabtree (knee) is listed as questionable for Week 16.

      Advice: Crabtree practiced the last two days and is on track to start against the Chargers. He's the No. 46 wideout in Rotoworld's Week 16 rankings. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 2:25 pm
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      6.62 (145th)
    • Frank Gore listed as questionable
      Frank Gore (concussion) is listed as questionable for Week 16.

      Advice: He was limited in Friday's practice. The 49ers host the Chargers on Saturday Night Football. Beat writers are guessing Gore will play, but it's not a guarantee. Carlos Hyde has already been ruled out. If Gore does receive clearance by Saturday, he will be a high-end flex option against San Diego. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 1:42 pm
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      10.68 (63rd)
    • Philip Rivers listed as probable
      Philip Rivers (chest, back) is listed as probable for Week 16.

      Advice: Rivers will start Saturday night's game at San Francisco. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 1:28 pm
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      14.46 (55th)
    • Michael Crabtree back at practice Thursday
      Michael Crabtree (knee) returned to 49ers practice Thursday, getting in a limited session.

      Advice: The WR4 is now on track to start Saturday's game against the Chargers. Crabtree's status will be updated on Friday. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 3:11 pm
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      6.62 (145th)
    • Frank Gore expected to play versus Chargers
      Frank Gore is "moving through the concussion protocol," and expected to start Saturday's game against the Chargers.

      Advice: Gore practiced on Thursday, getting in a limited session. It's excellent news for the 49ers, as Carlos Hyde (ankle, back) is expected to be sidelined. Struggling mightily in the second half of the season, Gore will be a middling FLEX play for the fantasy finals. He'll be backed up by FB Bruce Miller and Alfonso Smith. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 1:53 pm
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      10.68 (63rd)
    • 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
      0.09 (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
      0.09 (2660th)
    • Philip Rivers back at Bolts practice Thursday
      Philip Rivers (back, chest) returned to Chargers practice Thursday, getting in a "full" session.

      Advice: Rivers took a rare rest day on Wednesday, but will be ready to go for Saturday's game against the 49ers. Playing at well less than 100 percent without No. 1 receiver Keenan Allen, Rivers isn't a realistic QB1 for the fantasy finals. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 10:45 am
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      14.46 (55th)
    • 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
      13.81 (25th)
    • Report: Rivers battling back injury
      A league source tells ESPN's Adam Schefter that Philip Rivers is "battling a back injury that is bigger than people realize."

      Advice: Rivers has been playing banged up for a while now. A few weeks ago, Antonio Gates revealed that his quarterback has a "very severe rib injury" and now Schefter is exposing a back issue. Rivers (chest) did not practice on Tuesday or Wednesday, but will almost certainly be fine for Saturday's game at San Francisco. We wouldn't adjust any projections. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 5:31 am
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      14.46 (55th)
    • 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
      13.81 (25th)
    • Michael Crabtree (knee) doesn't practice
      Michael Crabtree (knee) did not practice Wednesday.

      Advice: Crabtree's status is in question with the 49ers playing on a short week. He'll be updated again on Thursday. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 4:26 pm
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      6.62 (145th)
    • 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
      0.09 (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
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      10.68 (63rd)
    • Philip Rivers held out again Wednesday
      Philip Rivers (chest) remained sidelined at Wednesday's practice.

      Advice: Rivers hasn't practiced the last two days, but isn't in danger of missing Saturday's game against the 49ers. He'll be a low-end QB1 for Week 16. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 11:33 am
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      14.46 (55th)
    • 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
      10.68 (63rd)
    • Philip Rivers gets a day of rest on Tuesday
      Philip Rivers (chest) sat out of Tuesday's practice.

      Advice: The Union-Tribune San Diego has already reported there's "no chance" Rivers misses Saturday's game against the 49ers. Rivers is just getting a day of rest on a short week. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 3:46 pm
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      14.46 (55th)
    • Ds, not Sanchez, to blame for Maclin decline?
      Coach Chip Kelly blamed defensive adjustments, not Mark Sanchez, for the decline in Jeremy Maclin's production.

      Advice: Maclin averaged 5.6 catches, 98.7 yards and 1.0 touchdowns on 10.3 targets in Nick Foles' eight starts. He's at 5.5 catches, 69.5 yards and 0.3 touchdowns on 8.0 targets in Sanchez's six starts. "He was running post right by people, and we're not seeing that anymore," Kelly said. "If you watch the tape, the safeties are a lot deeper." That may be the case, but Sanchez's rapport with Jordan Matthews and a tendency to keep the ball between the hashes haven't helped. The good news is that Maclin gets a Redskins secondary that loves to give up big plays Saturday. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 6:18 am
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      10.91 (62nd)
    • 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 (2660th)
    • 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
      0.00 (2254th)
    • Zach Ertz held to three catches
      Zach Ertz caught three passes for 32 yards in Sunday night's Week 15 loss to the Cowboys.

      Advice: He was targeted four times. Ertz continued to play limited snaps behind Brent Celek, who lost a costly fumble late in the fourth quarter. He's averaging just 24 receiving yards over the last three games. Ertz will be a TE2 against Washington in Week 16. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 14, 10:13 pm
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      5.55 (120th)
    • Darren Sproles vultures touchdown from McCoy
      Darren Sproles had three carries for five yards and a touchdown in Sunday night's Week 15 loss to the Cowboys.

      Advice: He added two catches for eight yards. Sproles scored a one-yard touchdown in the third quarter, but finished with only five touches. Chris Polk also vultured two goal-line scores from LeSean McCoy. Sproles won't be a recommended fantasy option for Week 16 against Washington. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 14, 10:08 pm
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      4.31 (1757th)
    • Jeremy Maclin leads Eagles in receiving
      Jeremy Maclin had four catches for 98 yards in Sunday night's Week 15 loss to the Cowboys.

      Advice: Maclin got all of his yardage on a 72-yard catch in the third quarter. He was targeted five times, but was held out of the end-zone for the third time in four games. Maclin will be a top-12 receiver play against Washington in Week 16. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 14, 9:53 pm
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      10.91 (62nd)
    • 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
      Dec 14, 9:29 pm
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      13.81 (25th)
    • Sanchez struggles again in loss to Cowboys
      Mark Sanchez completed just 17-of-28 passes for 252 yards and two interceptions in Sunday night's Week 15 loss the Cowboys.

      Advice: It was another disastrous start from Sanchez, who was sacked four times and threw two costly second-half interceptions. Nearly a third of his yards came on a short pass that Jeremy Maclin turned into a 72-yarder. Sanchez's play the last two games has the Eagles in danger of missing the playoffs. With Nick Foles a candidate to return next week, Sanchez could be relegated to backup duties. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 14, 9:07 pm
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      18.59 (14th)
    • 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
      Dec 14, 5:03 pm
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      11.40 (59th)
    • Eddie Royal quiet outside of punt return
      Eddie Royal caught three passes for 27 yards in Sunday's Week 15 loss to the Broncos.

      Advice: Even with Keenan Allen (ankle) sidelined for the majority of the game, Royal saw just four targets and had little chance to get loose anyway. His biggest impact came on a 58-yard punt return that saw him get tripped up by the punter at the last second. Royal would be a weak WR4 at San Fran next week even if Keenan sits. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 14, 4:51 pm
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      6.73 (142nd)
    • Vernon Davis held without a catch in Week 15
      Vernon Davis was held without a catch on two targets in San Francisco's Week 15 loss to the Seahawks.

      Advice: Davis' disappearance continues unabated. He'll now head into Week 16 the owner of a hard-to-believe 25/236/2 line as a pass catcher. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 14, 4:45 pm
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      3.55 (203rd)
    • Malcom Floyd held to 3-34-0
      Malcom Floyd caught three passes for 34 yards in Sunday's Week 15 loss to the Broncos.

      Advice: Floyd had no shot against the Broncos' elite corner duo, with the low-light coming as Aqib Talib easily hopped in front of Floyd for a late interception. The deep threat just couldn't get any separation or production even though Keenan Allen (ankle) left early. Floyd will be a WR4 type against the 49ers in Week 16. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 14, 4:40 pm
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      7.90 (109th)
    • Anquan Boldin held to two catches in Seattle
      Anquan Boldin caught 2-of-4 targets for 23 yards in the 49ers' Week 15 loss to the Seahawks.

      Advice: As feared, Boldin and the 49ers' passing "attack" was swallowed up by the Legion of Boom. Boldin could have had a third catch, but Colin Kaepernick rocketed the ball over his head. There was nobody within 10 yards of San Francisco's No. 1 receiver. Boldin will be back on the WR3 against the Chargers in Week 16. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 14, 4:40 pm
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      7.64 (111th)
    • Michael Crabtree limited to 19 total yards
      Michael Crabtree caught 3-of-3 targets for 19 yards in San Francisco's Week 15 loss to the Seahawks.

      Advice: Crabtree closes the book on San Francisco's two 2014 matchups with the Seahawks having caught six passes for 29 yards. Richard Sherman is getting the last laugh after last season's NFC Championship Game. Crabtree will remain a barely-there WR4 for next week's showdown with the Chargers. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 14, 4:40 pm
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      6.62 (145th)
    • Donald Brown plays behind Oliver in loss
      Donald Brown rushed five times for 18 yards and caught four passes for 38 yards in Sunday's Week 15 loss to the Broncos.

      Advice: With Ryan Mathews (ankle) inactive, Brown was the change-of-pace and third-down back behind Branden Oliver. He also handled most of the two- and four-minute drill work. It's not enough volume for Brown to even be on the flex radar for a Week 16 game at San Fran. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 14, 4:34 pm
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      5.39 (198th)
    • Branden Oliver operates as lead back
      Branden Oliver rushed 12 times for 26 yards and caught four passes for 44 yards in Sunday's Week 15 loss to the Broncos.

      Advice: With Ryan Mathews (ankle) sidelined, Oliver drew the start and operated as the feature back. However, there was nowhere to run against a stout Broncos defense and Donald Brown/Ronnie Brown combined to steal 11 touches. Even if Mathews can't get back in Week 16, Oliver will only be a flex play at San Francisco. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 14, 4:31 pm
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      8.17 (100th)
    • Kaepernick held without a score in Seattle
      Colin Kaepernick completed 11-of-19 passes for 141 yards in the 49ers' 17-7, Week 15 loss to the Seahawks, adding nine rushes for 46 yards.

      Advice: It was another cringe-worthy performance from Kaep, who avoided turnovers, but took six sacks. Not all of them were Kaep's fault, but he continues to have a poor feel for the rush. As usual, Kaep had trouble managing the clock, burning timeouts in the first half and moving the Niners up the field at a leisurely pace with San Francisco down 10 points midway through the fourth quarter. Kaepernick's raw tools remain amongst the most intriguing in the game, but he's not progressing at a fast-enough rate as a signal caller. He won't be on the QB2 radar against the Chargers next Saturday. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 14, 4:30 pm
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      15.70 (37th)
    • Philip Rivers throws two picks in loss
      Philip Rivers completed 24-of-41 passes for 232 yards with one touchdown and two interceptions in Sunday's Week 15 loss to the Broncos.

      Advice: Although Rivers somehow didn't get sacked, he was under heavy pressure all day and things got even worse when Keenan Allen went down with an ankle injury. It's yet another reminder of how good this Broncos defense can be with Aqib Talib and Chris Harris at corner. Rivers' season has gone in the tank since a red hot first month and a half. He's on the fantasy QB1 fringe. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 14, 4:25 pm
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      14.46 (55th)
    • Antonio Gates finds life for 6-54-1 in loss
      Antonio Gates caught six passes for 54 yards with one touchdown in Sunday's Week 15 loss to the Broncos.

      Advice: Gates was the only effective pass-catcher for the Chargers, repeatedly beating both T.J. Ward and Rahim Moore by using his oversized frame. It certainly didn't hurt his cause that Keenan Allen went down with an ankle injury early on. Gates will certainly be a TE1 at San Francisco in Week 16, but we wouldn't have very high expectations. Sunday marked his first time in the end zone since Week 8, when he put two scores on these very same Broncos. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 14, 4:20 pm
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      7.57 (83rd)
    • 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
      Dec 14, 4:15 pm
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      12.65 (43rd)
    • 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
      Dec 14, 3:03 pm
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      10.68 (63rd)
    • Andre Roberts leads Redskins in receiving
      Andre Roberts caught two passes for 81 yards in Sunday's Week 15 loss to the Giants.

      Advice: Roberts got all of his yardage on a 61-yard catch in the third quarter. He was targeted four times. Roberts can continue to be avoided in fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 14, 2:26 pm
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      4.44 (1760th)
    • Alfred Morris does little in Week 15
      Alfred Morris rushed 14 times for 49 yards in Sunday's Week 15 loss to the Giants.

      Advice: Morris lost all pass down work to Chris Thompson and Silas Redd. He was held out of the end-zone for the third straight week. Morris should get an upgrade with Robert Griffin III likely to close out the season as the starter. He'll be an RB2 for Week 16 against the Eagles. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 14, 2:16 pm
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      12.48 (47th)
    • 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
      Dec 14, 1:58 pm
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      13.77 (26th)
    • 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
      Dec 12, 4:23 pm
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (2254th)
    • 49ers may unleash Kaepernick in Week 15
      ESPN 49ers reporter Paul Gutierrez says there's a sense around the team that San Francisco's best chance of beating the Seahawks in Week 15 is by "unleashing Colin Kaepernick's running game."

      Advice: Stop us if you've heard this before. We can't even count how many times there's been speculation of "unleashing" Kaepernick. To date, it hasn't happened. And we have no reason to believe it will on Sunday. But the 49ers are desperate for wins with their playoff hopes on life support and may pull out all the stops. Kaepernick managed 130 yards rushing against Seattle in last year's NFC Championship game. For Week 15, he's not a suggested streaming option. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 12, 7:12 am
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      15.70 (37th)
    • 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
      Dec 11, 9:50 pm
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      0.09 (2660th)
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