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    • Browns expected to sign Rex Grossman
      ESPN Cleveland's Tony Grossi expects the Browns to sign free agent QB Rex Grossman for Week 17.

      Advice: We'd much rather see Terrelle Pryor or even Tim Tebow, but Grossman is probably the most sensible choice. He spent nearly three weeks with the Browns in training camp, and is known to be tight with OC Kyle Shanahan, with whom Grossman spent time in both Houston and Washington. It's not out of the question that Grossman ends up starting in Week 17 against Baltimore, though Connor Shaw is the favorite, assuming Brian Hoyer (shoulder) can't go. Rotoworld.com
      44 minutes ago
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (2418th)
    • Playoff-bound Colts to play starters in Wk 17
      Coach Chuck Pagano stated Monday that the Colts will play their starters in Week 17 against the Titans, despite the fact that they can't improve or hinder their playoff seeding much.

      Advice: Pagano, understandably, believes the Colts "need to build some steam" entering the postseason after Sunday's 42-7 loss to Dallas. Indianapolis is locked into either the No. 3 or No. 4 seed in the AFC. They've obviously locked up the AFC South, but can't get a first-round bye. Andrew Luck & Co. will be in play for fantasy leagues still going on in Week 17, and in DFS formats. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 1:24 pm
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      25.36 (1st)
    • Browns will give Connor Shaw 1st-team reps
      The Browns will give starter's reps this week to UDFA Connor Shaw.

      Advice: Shaw hasn't even been formally promoted off the practice squad yet, but likely will be on Tuesday. Johnny Manziel (hamstring) is done for the year, and Brian Hoyer is nursing a bum shoulder. The Browns may have to sign a free agent off the scrap heap to "compete" with Shaw in practice. Get ready to fire up the Ravens' fantasy defense if you're playing DFS in Week 17. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 1:09 pm
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (2452nd)
    • Manziel (hamstring) will miss season finale
      Johnny Manziel (hamstring) is done for the season, Browns coach Mike Pettine announced Monday.

      Advice: It ends a highly disappointing first NFL season for Manziel, who failed to beat out career journeyman backup Brian Hoyer in training camp and fell flat on his face when given late-season opportunities to play. Manziel's arm is average, and he looses all semblance of zip when he doesn't deliver passes with proper technique. He is also not close to being an even passable pocket quarterback. Barring dramatic offseason improvement, we don't see Manziel as particularly likely to open 2015 as the Browns' starter. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 1:04 pm
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      14.93 (47th)
    • Drew Stanton expected to get in some reps
      Drew Stanton (knee) is expected to practice "some" in Week 17, but won't start against the 49ers.

      Advice: The Cardinals have already announced they'll be going with rookie Logan Thomas for the regular-season finale. Their aim with Stanton is getting him ready for the Wild Card round. The early signs suggest he will be able to go. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 12:23 pm
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (2430th)
    • Cowboys plan to play starters in Week 17
      The Cowboys plan to play their starters in Sunday's game against the Redskins.

      Advice: In theory, the Cowboys are still in the mix for a first-round bye, but they would need a series of inexplicable events to unfold. That means that, for all intents and purposes, they're locked into the No. 3 seed and don't have a ton to play for against Washington. We wouldn't be surprised if Tony Romo played only 2-3 quarters, and if DeMarco Murray (hand) was limited even further. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 12:19 pm
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      18.81 (11th)
    • Jay Cutler starting for Bears in Week 17
      With Jimmy Clausen (concussion) sidelined, Jay Cutler will be back under center for the Bears in Week 17.

      Advice: Smokin' Jay comes crawling back. He'll be backed up by sixth-round rookie David Fales. Cutler will be facing the Vikings, a team he shredded for 330 yards and three touchdowns in a Week 11 victory. We obviously aren't expecting a repeat performance, but Cutler will be on the DFS radar. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 11:44 am
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      0.09 (2660th)
    • Jimmy Clausen out for Week 17 with concussion
      Jimmy Clausen has been diagnosed with a concussion, and will be sidelined for Sunday's finale against the Vikings.

      Advice: Clausen took a helmet-to-helmet hit from Lions RE Ziggy Ansah in Sunday's loss, and apparently suffered "delayed" symptoms. He didn't miss a snap, but ended up going to the hospital on Sunday evening. The league still has a long way to go with concussions. Clausen's injury means Jay Cutler will be back under center for Week 17, and backed up by sixth-round rookie David Fales. The timing couldn't be worse for Clausen, who didn't put anything persuasive on film Sunday. There's no guarantee he'll get a No. 2 job for 2015. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 11:33 am
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      15.27 (43rd)
    • Report: Hoyer day to day with shoulder issue
      CBS' Jason La Canfora reports Brian Hoyer suffered a shoulder injury in Sunday's loss to the Panthers, and is day to day.

      Advice: The team has yet to confirm, but it would up the chances Johnny Manziel (hamstring) is back under center for Week 17. That, of course, would depend on Johnny Football's health. The Browns don't have a third quarterback, so it's uncertain what they'd do if neither Hoyer nor Manziel could go. The most likely option would be promoting Connor Shaw from the practice squad. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 11:30 am
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      0.05 (2682nd)
    • Cardinals 'leaning' toward starting QB Thomas
      Speaking Monday, coach Bruce Arians confirmed the Cardinals are "leaning" towards starting Logan Thomas against the 49ers.

      Advice: Drew Stanton (knee) isn't ready and Ryan Lindley has looked completely overwhelmed, so Arians doesn't have much of a choice as the Cards jockey for playoff seeding. Arians did say Thomas would have to practice well to earn the nod, and that he'd be on a short leash on Sunday. Stanton is hardly a capable NFL quarterback, but the Cards will be one-and-done in the playoffs if he isn't ready to go. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 11:12 am
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      0.16 (2656th)
    • Nick Foles officially ruled out for Week 17
      Nick Foles (collarbone) has been ruled out for Week 17.

      Advice: Coach Chip Kelly has already said that Mark Sanchez will remain under center against the Giants, and that the team won't be turning to Matt Barkley. It means Foles closes the book on 2014 having played zero snaps after November 2, and the owner of a 13:10 TD:INT ratio and 81.4 QB rating through eight starts. Foles will enter the offseason as the favorite for 2015 duties, but the Eagles will undoubtedly search for alternatives. It's just a matter of if they can find a better option. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 10:07 am
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (2434th)
    • Cam Newton emerges from return healthy
      Coach Ron Rivera confirmed Cam Newton (back) emerged from Sunday's win healthy.

      Advice: Newton didn't show any ill effects from his car crash against the Browns, running 12 times for 63 yards with a touchdown. He'll be all systems go for a dream Week 17 matchup against the Falcons. When these teams played in Atlanta Week 11, Newton threw for 292 yards and two touchdowns and ran for another 30 yards. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 9:38 am
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      15.94 (32nd)
    • Mark Sanchez, not Barkley, will start finale
      Coach Chip Kelly said Mark Sanchez, not Matt Barkley, will start Week 17's meaningless finale against the Giants.

      Advice: With Sanchez's one-year contract set to expire, there's been a lot of talk in Philadelphia that Barkley should start Sunday so the Eagles can see what they have. Kelly doesn't want to hear it. It's both an indictment of Barkley and affirmation that Kelly is going to play this game to win -- not evaluate. The Eagles have lost three straight games under Sanchez, getting eliminated from the playoffs while Week 1 starter Nick Foles (collarbone) continues to rehab. Foles' rookie deal is up after the 2015 season. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 5:23 am
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      18.59 (14th)
    • Steelers vs. Bengals flexed to Sunday night
      The Week 17 Bengals at Steelers game has been flexed to Sunday Night Football on NBC.

      Advice: The game will decide the AFC North. However, a lot of intrigue could be lost if the Bengals beat the Broncos tonight as that would clinch a playoff berth for Marvin Lewis' bunch. The Steelers already clinched a playoff spot by beating the Chiefs yesterday. Other options for NBC included the Lions at Packers in a game for the NFC North and the Panthers at Falcons for the NFC South crown (along with a playoff spot). Rotoworld.com
      Today, 5:17 am
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      18.48 (16th)
    • Lindley struggles to move offense in loss
      Ryan Lindley completed 18-of-44 passes for 216 yards and an interception in Sunday night's Week 16 loss to Seattle.

      Advice: Lindley predictably struggled to move the offense, missing open receivers throughout the game. His interception came on a bad overthrow directly to Richard Sherman. Lindley completed only 41 percent of his passes and averaged an anemic 4.9 yards per attempt. With the loss, Arizona drops to second place in the NFC West. The Cardinals are hoping Drew Stanton can return in Week 17. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:18 pm
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      8.85 (162nd)
    • Wilson totals 3 TDs in NFC West showdown
      Russell Wilson completed 20-of-31 passes for 339 yards and three total touchdowns in Sunday night's 35-6 Week 16 win over the Cardinals.

      Advice: The pass yards were Wilson's most this season. He was able to beat the Cardinals for big plays downfield, including an 80-yard touchdown to TE Luke Willson in the first quarter. Both of his touchdowns went to Willson, who he also connected with from 20 yards out. Wilson added 83 yards on five carries and had a five-yard rushing score. It was a solid rebound coming off last week's 195 total yard effort. With the win, Seattle is in the driver seat for the NFC West. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:04 pm
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      15.39 (41st)
    • Romo shreds Colts in NFC East clinching win
      Tony Romo completed 18-of-20 passes for 218 yards and four touchdowns in the Cowboys' NFC East clinching win Week 16 against the Colts

      Advice: The Colts could do nothing to stop Romo, who at one point completed 16 straight passes. Indianapolis was able to hit Romo once all game, and with basically unlimited time Romo was able to pick apart their secondary, setting a club record with a 90 percent completion percentage. Romo now has 10 touchdown passes and zero interceptions in December. The Cowboys still have an outside shot at a first-round bye, but they could choose to limit Romo in the regular season finale against Washington. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 4:06 pm
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      18.81 (11th)
    • Drew Stanton officially inactive for SNF
      Drew Stanton (knee) is inactive for Sunday night's Week 16 game against Seattle.

      Advice: Ryan Lindley will start, with Logan Thomas backing him up. The rest of the Cardinals inactives are WR Brittan Golden, S Chris Clemons, OG Jonathan Cooper, NT Alameda Ta'amu, OL Anthony Steen, and DE Kareem Martin. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 4:03 pm
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (2430th)
    • Luck pulled in third quarter of blowout loss
      Andrew Luck was pulled in the third quarter of the Colts' blowout loss to the Cowboys.

      Advice: Luck finishes the game completing 15-of-22 passes for 109 yards and two interceptions. The stat line is terrible, but Luck was not as bad as the numbers indicate. The Colts' banged up offensive line struggled to protect Luck, and his pass catchers did not help the situation by dropping several passes. OC Pep Hamilton has to shoulder some of the blame as well as he failed to get Donte Moncrief involved and instead decided to run three screen passes to Hakeem Nicks. Luck has not played well lately, but he is a decent bet to get back on track against the Titans Week 17. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 3:24 pm
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      25.36 (1st)
    • Browns unsure of severity on Manziel's hammy
      Johnny Manziel (hamstring) is considered questionable for the Week 17 finale against Baltimore.

      Advice: Manziel first hurt his hamstring midway through the first half and then left for good after taking a hit from Colin Jones. "As I kept walking more and more, it just felt like something I hadn't experienced before," he said. "I figured I needed to get checked out. Pretty frustrating." Through two NFL starts, Manziel is 13-of-26 for 112 yards with zero touchdowns and two interceptions. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 2:33 pm
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      14.93 (47th)
    • Matthew Stafford throws 2 red-zone picks
      Matthew Stafford completed 22-of-39 passes for 243 yards with zero touchdowns and two interceptions in Sunday's Week 16 win at Chicago.

      Advice: Stafford was not sharp at all. Both of his interceptions came in the red-zone and both were ill-advised throws. He also missed a wide open Joique Bell on a wheel route that would have gone for a touchdown in the second half. This is the fourth time this season Stafford has failed to throw a touchdown pass and he has just 19 of them through 15 games. The Lions will need much more out of Stafford if they're going to win the NFC North at Green Bay in Week 17. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 1:45 pm
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      20.01 (7th)
    • Keenum gets first NFL win against Ravens
      Case Keenum completed 20-of-42 passes for 185 yards, zero touchdowns, and one interception in the Texans' 25-13, Week 16 win over the Ravens.

      Advice: The Texans tried to keep their starting quarterback a secret, failing to announce one before kickoff, but the wide belief was it would be Keenum. After going 0-8 with the Texans in 2013, Keenum was signed off the Rams' practice squad on Monday and gets his first NFL win Sunday. He started off hot, picking on Ravens RCB Rashaan Melvin, but eventually cooled off considerably after the opening drive. Keenum still played better than expected considering the circumstances. The 8-7 Texans close out the year against the Jaguars in Week 17. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 1:44 pm
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      13.38 (63rd)
    • Brian Hoyer struggles off bench in Week 16
      Brian Hoyer completed 7-of-13 passes for 134 yards, one touchdown, and one interception in the Browns' Week 16 loss to the Panthers.

      Advice: He added two scrambles for 19 yards. Hoyer entered Sunday's game in the second quarter after Johnny Manziel suffered a hamstring injury. He took three sacks among 16 dropbacks, but did lead two scoring drives, one ending in a field goal and the other a Jordan Cameron 81-yard touchdown. Manziel seems unlikely to play in the Browns' regular season finale, which would give Hoyer the start against Baltimore. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 1:40 pm
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      0.05 (2682nd)
    • Geno Smith throws for score vs. Patriots
      Geno Smith completed 17-of-27 passes for 210 yards, one touchdown and an interception in the Jets' 17-16, Week 16 loss to the Patriots.

      Advice: Smith added three rushes for nine yards. Smith wasn't bad in what was generally a slugfest, but his pick was an ill-advised throw off his back foot as he was getting sacked. Smith lost Percy Harvin midway through the third quarter to a rib injury. Smith has quietly played something approaching well over the past three weeks, but still hasn't shown nearly enough for the Jets to commit to him for 2015. The Jets travel to Miami for their 2014 finale in Week 17. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 1:40 pm
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      10.46 (108th)
    • Flacco-led Ravens lay massive egg in Houston
      Joe Flacco completed just 21-of-50 passes for 195 yards, two touchdowns, and three interceptions in the Ravens' 25-13, Week 16 loss to the Texans.

      Advice: Flacco was brutal all afternoon, and now the 9-6 Ravens are behind the eight ball in the AFC playoff picture. They're currently the first team out behind the No. 6-seed Chargers. All three of Flacco's interceptions came in Ravens territory, setting the Texans up for easy points. He was picked off on back-to-back passes in the first half and missed open receivers ad nauseam. It didn't help that Flacco couldn't step into his passes because of the havoc J.J. Watt and Jared Crick were wreaking on Baltimore's offensive line. It led to arguably Flacco's worst game of his career. The Ravens have to beat the Browns at home in Week 17. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 1:35 pm
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      15.43 (40th)
    • Brady, Pats survive feisty Jets in New York
      Tom Brady completed 23-of-35 passes for 182 yards, one touchdown and an interception in the Patriots' 17-16, Week 16 win over the Jets.

      Advice: Missing security blanket Julian Edelman, Brady was under siege from the opening whistle. Looking to get coach Rex Ryan one more upset of arch-nemesis Bill Belichick, the Jets treated the game like the Super Bowl, getting in Brady's face to the tune of four sacks, and countless other pressures. Brady's pick was an ill-advised pass in the face of the rush. New England was lucky to escape with a victory. The Pats have now clinched at least a first-round bye, and will earn home-field advantage throughout the playoffs with a Broncos loss to the Bengals on Monday Night Football. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 1:34 pm
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      20.08 (6th)
    • Roethlisberger, Pitt clinch playoff berth
      Ben Roethlisberger completed 18-of-25 passes for 220 yards and a touchdown in Pittsburgh's 20-12, Week 16 win over the Chiefs.

      Advice: Big Ben was slowed by the Chiefs' elite pass defense, but found just enough cushions to propel the Steelers to their 10th win, and a Wild Card berth. Pittsburgh can still clinch the division if they beat the Bengals in Week 17. Ben was lucky to escape without a turnover, as he appeared to lose a first-half fumble, but it was ruled an incomplete pass upon a dubious review. Ben also tweaked his right knee, but was no worse for the wear after running to the locker room for some brief treatment. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 1:16 pm
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      18.48 (16th)
    • Jimmy Clausen tosses 2 TDs in place of Cutler
      Jimmy Clausen completed 23-of-39 passes for 181 yards with two touchdowns and one interception in Sunday's 20-14 Week 16 loss to the Lions.

      Advice: Facing the league's No. 2 defense, Clausen played far better than his numbers looked. Bears receivers dropped an absurd seven passes, many of them easy catches on third downs that would have kept drives alive. Clausen's lone turnover was a fourth-down Hail Mary with under two minutes left in the game. He was very confident and calm both in pre-snap reads and in the pocket, executing Marc Trestman's offense far better than benched Jay Cutler has in the last month. It reaffirms our belief that Cutler was the issue for the Bears' offense, not Trestman. Cutler just won't listen to the whispers. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 1:13 pm
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      15.27 (43rd)
    • Cam accounts for 264 yards, 2 TDs in victory
      Cam Newton completed 18-of-31 passes for 201 yards, one touchdown, and one interception in the Panthers' Week 16 win over Cleveland, adding 12 carries for 63 yards and an additional score.

      Advice: The Panthers' passing game struggled, but Newton plunged in for a two-yard touchdown on a second-quarter bootleg to give Carolina a 10-3 lead. OC Mike Shula was surprisingly aggressive utilizing Cam as a runner under two weeks removed from his scary car accident. Cam dominated on bootleg runs in this game, finishing with his third highest rushing total of the season. Newton threw his lone TD pass to Jonathan Stewart from nine yards out in the fourth quarter, which proved the game winner. At 6-8-1, the Panthers will face the Falcons in Week 17 for the NFC South title. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 1:10 pm
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      15.94 (32nd)
    • Matt Ryan throws for 322, eliminates Saints
      Matt Ryan completed 30-of-40 passes for 322 yards and a touchdown in the Falcons' Week 16 win over the Saints.

      Advice: The story of the game was pressure. The Saints defense rarely put Ryan under pressure, recording zero sacks and only hitting the quarterback twice all game. With nothing but time, Ryan was able to surgically pick apart the Saints' secondary, spreading the ball between 10 different pass catchers. Ryan has now thrown for 300 yards four straight weeks. He can lead the Falcons to the playoffs with a win against Carolina Week 17. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 1:04 pm
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      20.74 (5th)
    • Manziel leaves game with injured hamstring
      Johnny Manziel exited Sunday's game after taking a hit from Panthers S Colin Jones in the second quarter.

      Advice: On a designed run in the second quarter, Johnny Football took a blow to the head from Jones. Brian Hoyer entered the game. Manziel ultimately went to the locker room with a towel on his head and surrounded by trainers. Officially, the Browns are saying Manziel suffered a hamstring injury. Before leaving, Manziel was 3-of-8 passing for 32 yards and three rushing yards. We don't expect Manziel to reenter Sunday's game. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 11:17 am
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      14.93 (47th)
    • No announcement on Case Keenum yet
      The Texans still haven't announced Case Keenum as their Week 16 starter.

      Advice: Per multiple reports, Keenum is fully expected to get the nod over Thad Lewis. But Bill O'Brien comes from Bill Belichick's school of secrecy, so the team isn't announcing it. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 8:46 am
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      13.38 (63rd)
    • Cam Newton active, starting against Browns
      Cam Newton is active for Week 16 against the Browns.

      Advice: He's officially starting and gets a matchup boost with Joe Haden (shoulder) on the Browns' inactive list. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 8:28 am
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      15.94 (32nd)
    • Peyton Manning looked good Saturday
      Coach John Fox said Peyton Manning (thigh) "looked good" in Saturday's practice.

      Advice: Manning's participation in practice this week was "fairly normal," according to Fox. He should be far closer to 100 percent this week than last, when he only attempted 20 passes in a win at San Diego. Denver's shift toward a run-heavy, ball-control team is a concern, but Manning is still a no-brainer top-6 fantasy quarterback this week. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 8:09 am
       
      Questionable
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      19.78 (8th)
    • Titans a Cutler trade partner for Bears?
      NFL Network's Ian Rapoport passes along the Titans as a potential trade partner for Jay Cutler.

      Advice: It seems like RapSheet is spitballing here -- he didn't cite any sources -- but the Titans are quarterback needy, and Cutler played college ball at nearby Vanderbilt. Attempting to develop Zach Mettenberger remains high on coach Ken Whisenhunt's priority list. That said, Cutler shouldn't cost more than a mid- to late-round draft pick based on the overwhelming salary he is due. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 6:46 am
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      0.09 (2660th)
    • Report: RGIII will be back with Skins in 2015
      The Washington Post's Jason Reid writes Robert Griffin III is "expected to return" to the Redskins in 2015.

      Advice: Profootballtalk reports RGIII's job status for 2015 was never in danger despite all of the reports stating otherwise in recent weeks. RGIII looked like his vintage self in a Saturday afternoon win over the Eagles, and suddenly things are peachy in D.C. RGIII has an opportunity to finish the season on a high note against the Cowboys in Week 17. Whether Jay Gruden returns as head coach remains unclear, but he's reportedly been told he'll be back. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 6:01 am
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      19.29 (9th)
    • 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
      Saturday, 9:25 pm
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      15.70 (35th)
    • 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
      Saturday, 5:10 pm
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      18.59 (14th)
    • RGIII leads Washington to upset win
      Robert Griffin III completed 16-of-23 passes for 220 yards and an interception in Saturday's Week 16 win over the Eagles.

      Advice: Griffin looked more decisive from the pocket, and was able to go through his progressions when given time. His highlights were two 50-plus yard throws to DeSean Jackson. Grifin's interception came trying to force a pass to Jackson in double coverage, but he bounced back and led Washington to a game-winning drive. Griffin has a matchup against Dallas in Week 17. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 5:05 pm
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      19.29 (9th)
    • 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
      Saturday, 11:58 am
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      15.94 (32nd)
    • Peyton Manning (thigh) listed a questionable
      Peyton Manning (thigh) is listed a questionable for Monday night's matchup with the Bengals.

      Advice: Manning was limited on Friday and Saturday, but is fully expected to start on Monday night. Manning is Rotoworld's No. 6 quarterback for Week 16. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 10:59 am
       
      Questionable
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      19.78 (8th)
    • 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
      Saturday, 8:21 am
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      0.09 (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
      Saturday, 7:28 am
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      15.94 (32nd)
    • Stanton might back up Lindley vs. Seahawks
      Cardinals coach Bruce Arians suggested Friday that Drew Stanton (knee, doubtful) could be active for Sunday's game versus Seattle to serve as Ryan Lindley's backup.

      Advice: Arians confirmed Lindley will start. Stanton is dealing with ACL and MCL sprains in his knee, but the Cardinals obviously have very little confidence in rookie Logan Thomas. We still don't see any scenario where Stanton plays. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 11:39 am
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (2430th)
    • Ryan Lindley will be Seahawks Week 16 starter
      Despite Drew Stanton's (knee) "limited" return to practice, Cardinals coach Bruce Arians confirmed Friday that Ryan Lindley will start at quarterback in Week 16 against the Seahawks.

      Advice: Lindley has been beyond horrendous any time he's taken the field in his three-year career. Seattle's fantasy defense should be fired up with excitement. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 11:37 am
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      8.85 (162nd)
    • Drew Stanton 'does nothing' in practice
      Drew Stanton (sprained ACL, MCL) "did nothing" during the portion of practice that is open to the media Friday.

      Advice: The Cardinals listed Stanton as "limited" in Thursday's practice, but there's no way he's playing on Sunday Night Football. Perhaps the Cards were trying to create the illusion he might start ahead of a division game versus Seattle. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 10:32 am
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (2430th)
    • Peyton returns to Broncos practice
      Peyton Manning (thigh) returned to Broncos practice on Friday, getting in a limited session.

      Advice: You can see where Rotoworld ranks Peyton for this week at the link below. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 10:12 am
       
      Questionable
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      19.78 (8th)
    • 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
      Friday, 9:45 am
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      15.94 (32nd)
    • Report: Texans leaning toward starting Keenum
      NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports the Texans are leaning toward starting Case Keenum at quarterback for Week 16 against the Ravens.

      Advice: As expected. Keenum simply knows the offense better as a whole than Thad Lewis. Keenum spent the summer with the Texans, while Lewis was signed just a few weeks ago. Neither Keenum nor Lewis would be on the fantasy radar. The Ravens may have a suspect secondary, but they have a dominant pass rush. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 7:10 am
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      13.38 (63rd)
    • 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
      Friday, 6:07 am
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      15.94 (32nd)
    • Drew Stanton surprisingly back at practice
      Cardinals QB Drew Stanton (sprained ACL, MCL) returned to practice Thursday, getting in a limited session.

      Advice: It's an eye-brow raiser, but there's still little reason to believe Stanton will be ready to return just 10 days after spraining his knee. The Cardinals are likely just trying to confuse the situation for the Seahawks. It is a sign, however, that Week 17 could be a realistic possibility. Stanton's status will be updated on Friday, but we fully expect Ryan Lindley to be under center for Week 16. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 4:19 pm
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (2430th)
    • 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)
    • 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
      15.94 (32nd)
    • 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
      15.94 (32nd)
    • 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
      19.78 (8th)
    • 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
      15.94 (32nd)
    • Report: Keenum tentatively expected to start
      CBS' Jason La Canfora says "every expectation" is that Case Keenum will start Sunday's game against the Ravens.

      Advice: Bill O'Brien isn't tipping his hand between Keenum and Thad Lewis. But Keenum makes more sense as he was with the team throughout the offseason program and training camp before losing his backup job to Tom Savage and Ryan Mallett. However, Keenum was brutal in four preseason games going 28-of-52 (53.8%) for 254 yards (4.88 YPA) with zero touchdowns and two interceptions, good for a 51.3 passer rating. He's not even a two-quarterback league option against a Ravens defense that can cover their secondary woes with a swarming front seven. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 6:51 am
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      13.38 (63rd)
    • 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
      19.78 (8th)
    • Jimmy Clausen to start in Week 16
      Jimmy Clausen will start in Week 16 against the Lions.

      Advice: The Bears benched Jay Cutler, leaving Clausen to make his first start since 2010. Per NFL Network's Mike Silver, Bears players believe Clausen will "light it up" in Marc Trestman's quarterback-friendly scheme "simply because he'll run the offense as prescribed." Clausen has potential for plug-and-play value in the Bears' pass-based attack, but gets a difficult first matchup against the Lions. He'll be no more than a QB2 option and daily-league dart throw in Week 16. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 4:09 pm
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      15.27 (43rd)
    • 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)
    • Gruden's RGIII comments softer in context
      Redskins coach Jay Gruden's Tuesday comments about Robert Griffin III come across much softer in context.

      Advice: "(It's) important for us to try to have some success on first and second down so we don’t have to drop back and throw it 30 times a game," Gruden said. "(When) you get behind, you get in third down, you get behind the chains, those have to be accomplished — the drop-back reads and progressions have to be accomplished, and that’s something we’re fighting through right now." Gruden's comments are non-controversial when taken in their full form, but came across as inflammatory in a series of tweets from the conference call. It took hours for the comments to be presented in their proper context. Regardless of today's brouhaha, Gruden is clearly not RGIII's No. 1 fan. It's hard to see the two coexisting for 2015. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 2:37 pm
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      19.29 (9th)
    • Jay Gruden again slams Robert Griffin III
      Speaking Tuesday, coach Jay Gruden said it's important for the Redskins to get an early lead in Saturday's game against the Eagles so they can limit Robert Griffin III's dropbacks and reading of the defense.

      Advice: Gruden might as well have just come out and said he thinks RGIII stinks. Gruden also said Griffin needs to "get up quicker," and "avoid awkward hits and falls." He wants RGIII to be "more savvy." Gruden hates the way RGIII plays quarterback, and he's making sure he gets it on the public record before the offseason. Grudes has supposedly been told he'll be back for 2015, so it's seeming safer and safer to assume Griffin is a goner in Washington. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 11:44 am
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      19.29 (9th)
    • Report: Foles still not close to 100 percent
      FOX Philadelphia's Howard Eskin reports Nick Foles' collarbone is just 70 percent healed.

      Advice: Eskin's report has been seconded by FOX Sports' Mike Garofolo. It means there's no way Foles will return before the end of the regular season, and that he'll likely be questionable for a potential Wild Card appearance. The Eagles' hopes of a division championship are pinned to the scattershot arm and decision-making of Mark Sanchez. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 11:39 am
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (2434th)
    • 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)
    • Browns support Johnny Manziel
      Coach Mike Pettine threw more support behind Johnny Manziel at his Monday press conference.

      Advice: "We didn't play well around him," Pettine said following Cleveland's Week 15 shutout loss. "We feel he gives us an opportunity to win." Pettine went so far as to say the Browns would not have beaten the Bengals on Sunday were Brian Sipe their quarterback. Manziel will be a low-end QB2 in Week 16 at Carolina. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 15, 1:11 pm
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      14.93 (47th)
    • Robert Griffin III expected to start Week 16
      The Redskins plan to start Robert Griffin III for Saturday's game against the Eagles.

      Advice: Colt McCoy (neck) is expected to be inactive, meaning RGIII is getting the call over Kirk Cousins. Although he accounted for only one touchdown and took seven sacks, RGIII had arguably his best game of the season on Sunday, accounting for 282 total yards while averaging 8.74 yards per attempt. He would have had a second score if not for the NFL's draconian possession rules. Although Griffin has proven impossible to trust under coach Jay Gruden, he'll be an intriguing streamer against the Eagles' lousy pass defense. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 15, 12:06 pm
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      19.29 (9th)
    • Ryan Lindley named Cardinals' Week 16 starter
      Ryan Lindley will be the Cardinals' Week 16 starter at quarterback.

      Advice: Lindley's four games of starting experience earn him the nod over fourth-round rookie Logan Thomas. However, coach Bruce Arians continues to insist he'll install a "package" of plays for Thomas against the Seahawks. It makes essentially no difference who gets the call against Seattle. Arians' job will be to put as little as possible on Lindley's plate. Depending on how the game unfolds, Lindley could easily be benched for Thomas. Things are highly likely to get ugly for the 11-3 Cardinals. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 15, 11:10 am
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      8.85 (162nd)
    • Nick Foles not cleared, ruled out for Week 16
      Coach Chip Kelly announced Nick Foles (collarbone) has already been ruled out for Week 16 against the Redskins.

      Advice: A Week 16 return was always viewed as a best-case scenario for Foles. Mark Sanchez will get at least one more start and will look to take advantage of a suspect Redskins pass defense that has been torched by anyone and everyone in 2014. Matt Barkley isn't an option. Consider Foles week to week at this point. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 15, 10:06 am
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (2434th)
    • Texans bring back Case Keenum after injuries
      Texans signed QB Case Keenum off the Rams' practice squad.

      Advice: It made too much sense. The Texans lost Ryan Fitzpatrick to a broken leg and rookie Tom Savage to a potentially-serious knee injury in Week 15, leaving Thad Lewis as the only healthy QB on the roster. Keenum was part of Houston's final cuts in the summer and knows the offense. He may even be asked to start Week 16 against the Ravens if Lewis hasn't fully picked up the system. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 15, 6:28 am
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      13.38 (63rd)
    • Pettine confirms Manziel will start Week 16
      Coach Mike Pettine said Johnny Manziel will start Week 16 against the Panthers.

      Advice: It also sounded like Manziel will be the starting quarterback through Week 17. That comes as no surprise. It will give the coaching staff three games of tape on Manziel and allow him to get his feet wet before 2015. Johnny Football finished with about as horrific a stat line one could imagine in his debut, but Pettine placed much of the blame on the players around Manziel. He'll be a high-risk QB2 against Carolina, but one with plenty of upside. The 7-7 Browns are out of the playoff picture. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 15, 6:21 am
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      14.93 (47th)
    • Broncos not concerned about Peyton's thigh
      Profootballtalk reports the Broncos are not concerned about Peyton Manning's (thigh) availability for Week 16 against the Bengals.

      Advice: Manning was battling flu-like systems coming into Sunday's game against the Chargers and strained his thigh late in the second quarter. The team is chalking it up to dehydration and his illness, which makes plenty of sense since Manning needed an IV ahead of the game. Manning has an extra day to get ready with the Broncos and Bengals playing the final Monday night game of 2014. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 15, 5:36 am
       
      Questionable
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      19.78 (8th)
    • 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)
    • Tony Romo throws for 3 TDs on Sunday night
      Tony Romo completed 22-of-31 passes for 265 yards and three touchdowns in Dallas' Week 15 win over the Eagles.

      Advice: All three of his touchdowns went to Dez Bryant. Romo took advantage of Bryant being matched up with Eagles CB Bradley Fletcher, targeting him seven times. He now has a 6:0 TD/INT ratio in two December starts and will remain a QB1 in Week 16. The win puts the Cowboys in the driver seat for the NFC East. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 14, 8:59 pm
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      18.81 (11th)
    • Cardinals could have package for Logan Thomas
      Coach Bruce Arians said the Cardinals could have a package of plays for Logan Thomas as the quarterback in Week 16 against the Seahawks.

      Advice: The Cardinals are going to have to pull out all the stops to try and get by until Drew Stanton (knee) returns -- if he returns at all. Ryan Lindley and Thomas are all they have. Thomas has the bigger arm and loads more talent, but isn't NFL-ready, while Lindley has at least made starts at this level and could try to manage his way through the game. Avoid the entire Arizona passing attack in Week 16. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 14, 5:44 pm
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      0.16 (2656th)
    • 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 (35th)
    • Russell Wilson musters 195 total yards vs. SF
      Russell Wilson completed 12-of-24 passes for 168 yards, one touchdown and an interception in the Seahawks' 17-7, Week 15 win over the 49ers, adding five carries for an additional 27 yards.

      Advice: It wasn't Wilson's best game, but he easily out-dueled rival Colin Kaepernick. It's worth nothing that Wilson and the Seahawks received an enormous gift early in the fourth quarter, as Ed Hochuli called maybe the worst roughing-the-passer penalty of all time on a 3rd-and-5 from the 49ers' 15-yard line. Wilson found Paul Richardson for a 10-yard score two plays later, salting the game away. Today wasn't Wilson's best fantasy effort, and Week 16 could be another slow day with Seattle traveling to Arizona. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 14, 4:26 pm
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      15.39 (41st)
    • Geno Smith does enough in Week 15 win
      Geno Smith completed 16-of-28 passes for 179 yards and a touchdown Week 15 against the Titans.

      Advice: He added 16 yards on four rushing attempts. Geno struggled for long stretches of the game, holding the ball too long and throwing passes at receiver's feet. He also made an excellent throw to Eric Decker on a 48-yard catch and led an 11-play game-winning drive in the fourth quarter. Smith will play out the rest of the season as the Jets' starter, but he is not worth a look in fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 14, 4:15 pm
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      10.46 (108th)
    • Pass game struggles, but Lions get victory
      Matthew Stafford completed 17-of-28 throws for 153 yards and a touchdown in the Lions' Week 16 win over the Vikings.

      Advice: The Lions lost the time-of-possession battle and couldn't generate explosive plays in the passing game with Xavier Rhodes draped all over Calvin Johnson. At least Stafford did not turn the football over, though it was a step back following his red-hot Weeks 13 and 14 performances. Expect a bounce-back week for Stafford and Megatron in Week 16 against the Bears' barely-there defense. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 14, 4:14 pm
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      20.01 (7th)
    • 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
      Dec 14, 4:12 pm
       
      Questionable
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      19.78 (8th)
    • 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
      Dec 14, 2:35 pm
       
      Questionable
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      19.78 (8th)
    • RG3 replaces McCoy, throws for 236 yards, TD
      Robert Griffin III completed 18-of-27 passes for 236 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's Week 15 loss to the Giants.

      Advice: Griffin replaced Colt McCoy on Washington's second drive. He completed his first six passes and threw a touchdown to Chris Thompson. Griffin also added five carries for 46 yards and had a rushing score overturned. His best throw was a 61-yard pass to Andre Roberts in the third quarter. The Redskins lost LT Trent Williams to injury and allowed seven sacks. Even if McCoy is cleared to return next week, Griffin played well enough that he should start the final two games. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 14, 1:52 pm
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      19.29 (9th)
    • Matt Ryan throws for 310 yards, 2 TDs in win
      Matt Ryan completed 26-of-37 passes for 310 yards, two touchdowns, and one interception in the Falcons' Week 15 loss to the Steelers.

      Advice: Ryan's day got off to a slow start without Julio Jones (hip), as Ryan tossed a pick-six to William Gay. But he later settled in and almost brought the Falcons back. Ryan found Devin Hester for a 17-yard touchdown in the second quarter before hooking up with Roddy White for a four-yard score over the middle midway through the fourth quarter. Ryan's favorite target, though, was Julio's replacement. Harry Douglas drew a team-high 14 targets, catching 10 of them for 131 yards. Ryan will be on the QB1 map next week against the Saints in a very important NFC South tilt. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 14, 1:28 pm
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      20.74 (5th)
    • Flacco throws for 221 yards, TD in win
      Joe Flacco completed 20-of-30 passes for 221 yards, one touchdown, and zero interceptions in the Ravens' 20-12, Week 15 win over the Jaguars.

      Advice: Flacco's biggest play may have been a 10-yard scramble deep in the fourth quarter that sealed the win and kept the Ravens' playoff hopes healthy and alive at 9-5. On his touchdown pass, Flacco found Owen Daniels from three yards out in the third quarter. It came one play after the two hooked up for a 25-yard gain. Flacco and the Ravens head to Houston in Week 16. Ravens OC Gary Kubiak has some extra incentive to put up points after he was fired by the Texans as their head coach following last season. Flacco is a middling QB2. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 14, 1:23 pm
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      15.43 (40th)
    • Tom Brady rolls as Patritos destroy Dolphins
      Tom Brady completed 21-of-35 passes for 287 yards, two touchdowns and an interception in the Patriots' 41-13, Week 15 win over the Dolphins.

      Advice: He added three rushes for 18 additional yards. It was an easy victory for the Pats over a team whose season was on the line, and secured yet another AFC East title for Brady and coach Bill Belichick. Brady's first-quarter pick, which he threw right to fill-in LB Jason Trusnik, was the lone lowlight. Brady has now posted multiple scores in 10-straight starts. Although coach Rex Ryan has given Brady fits in the past, he'll be an elite QB1 against the Jets' pathetic secondary in Week 16. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 14, 1:22 pm
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      20.08 (6th)
    • Andrew Luck not sharp in narrow win
      Andrew Luck completed 18-of-34 passes for 187 yards with two touchdowns and one interception in Sunday's Week 15 win over the Texans.

      Advice: Luck was not sharp, generating just two scoring drives on 14 possessions. He did get hurt by some near misses, including a 48-yard TD to Donte Moncrief that was called back by holding. We'll chalk it up as a bit of a fluke and some natural regression of Luck's white-hot start to the year, and fire him up again against the Cowboys in Week 16. Armed with a full arsenal of weaponry, there's no reason to think he won't go over 300 yards next week. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 14, 1:20 pm
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      25.36 (1st)
    • Big Ben throws for 360 yards in Week 15 win
      Ben Roethlisberger completed 27-of-35 passes for 360 yards, zero touchdowns, and zero interceptions in the Steelers' Week 15 win over the Falcons.

      Advice: Big Ben and the passing game accounted for much of the offense, but Le'Veon Bell was the one cleaning it all up at the goal line with two rushing touchdowns despite 47 rush yards. Roethlisberger hooked up with Antonio Brown 10 times for 123 yards. Heath Miller reeled in four passes for 68 yards, including a 25-yard gain that sealed the seven-point win. Big Ben gets the Chiefs in Week 16. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 14, 1:13 pm
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      18.48 (16th)
    • Manziel goes down in flames in first start
      Johnny Manziel completed 10-of-18 passes for 80 yards, zero touchdowns and two interceptions in the Browns' 30-0, Week 15 loss to the Bengals, adding five rushes for 13 yards.

      Advice: It was a performance only Brian Hoyer could love. The Browns' 107 yards of offense were the fewest by any team in football this year. In Johnny Football's defense, he had two early third-down completions undone by drops, and another first down wiped out by a foolish illegal man downfield penalty. But he went off the rails after that, tossing two ugly picks, the second of which came in the end zone. The Bengals bore down on the box, eliminating Manziel's rushing lanes, and racking up three sacks. It was an ugly, ugly performance, but we'd imagine the Browns stick with Manziel for Weeks 16 and 17. He'll be a high-risk QB2 against the Panthers next Sunday. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 14, 12:59 pm
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      14.93 (47th)
    • Mort: Drew Stanton (knee) likely out 4 weeks
      Appearing on Sunday NFL Countdown, ESPN's Chris Mortensen reported Drew Stanton (knee) is likely to miss four weeks.

      Advice: Stanton has sprained ACL and MCLs, which means they're partially torn. The four-week timetable would put Stanton back for the Divisional Round of the playoffs. Arizona desperately needs to win the NFC West and clinch a first-round bye, though we don't believe the talent gap between Stanton and Ryan Lindley is as great as some are making it out to be. Both players are very mediocre. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 14, 9:42 am
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (2430th)
    • Cardinals calling Drew Stanton 'week to week'
      The Cardinals are calling Drew Stanton "week to week" with sprains of his ACL and MCL.

      Advice: He's essentially out indefinitely, and perhaps could return in the playoffs, though we wouldn't count on Arizona making it far enough for Stanton to play in January. The Cardinals' quarterback situation will remain murky entering a Week 16 date with Seattle. Ryan Lindley is the tentative favorite to start. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 12, 10:08 am
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (2430th)
    • Report: Drew Stanton has sprained ACL, MCL
      Mike Jurecki of FOX Sports 910 reports Drew Stanton suffered a sprained ACL and Grade 2 MCL sprain in Thursday night's Week 15 game against the Rams.

      Advice: It could be worse, but it sounds to us like Stanton's season is over, though that could change depending on how far Arizona advances in the playoffs. Heck, Philip Rivers played with a torn ACL a few years ago. Ryan Lindley sits atop the depth chart for the Cardinals, with Logan Thomas No. 2. Expect the Cardinals to add another quarterback to the roster by Monday. Thomas isn't ready for the NFL. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 12, 9:39 am
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (2430th)
    • 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 (35th)
    • Drew Stanton (knee) undergoing Friday MRI
      Drew Stanton (knee) will undergo an MRI on Friday.

      Advice: Whereas it was immediately apparent that Carson Palmer's knee injury was serious, the Cardinals apparently aren't sure what they've got in Stanton's. They also aren't sure if they'll be going with third-year pro Ryan Lindley or fourth-round rookie Logan Thomas if Stanton is out for Week 16. Coach Bruce Arians said Lindley's "experience" was the deciding factor in going with him on Thursday evening. Whoever starts will be getting thrown to the wolves vs. Seattle. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 11, 9:54 pm
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (2430th)
    • 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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