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    • A.J. Green practices in full
      A.J. Green (illness) returned to a full practice on Friday.

      Advice: He'll be all systems go for Monday night's game versus Denver. Rotoworld.com
      37 minutes ago
       
      Probable
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      14.28 (22nd)
    • DeMarco Murray listed as questionable
      DeMarco Murray (hand) is listed as questionable for Week 16 after getting in a third straight limited practice on Friday.

      Advice: This was expected. It's also expected that Murray will be active and start Sunday's game versus the Colts. Fantasy owners should continue to monitor the situation and have Murray handcuffed with Joseph Randle, but it would be a major surprise if DeMarco weren't out there with the ones for Sunday's game. Rotoworld.com
      41 minutes ago
       
      Questionable
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      20.36 (2nd)
    • Stanton might back up Lindley vs. Seahawks
      Cardinals coach Bruce Arians suggested Friday that Drew Stanton (knee) 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
      43 minutes ago
       
      Questionable
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (2423rd)
    • 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
      45 minutes ago
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      8.85 (165th)
    • T.Y. Hilton on Week 16 status: 'I don't know'
      Updating a previous item, T.Y. Hilton (hamstring, questionable) stated "I don't know" when asked if he will play Sunday against the Cowboys.

      Advice: It's a red flag because players are typically overly optimistic about their own odds of playing. "I don't know," conceded Hilton, who did not practice all week. "I'm going to go talk to Coach. Did some field work. I feel all right. So I'm going to go talk to him and see what's up." Hilton is officially a game-time decision, but we're still guessing he won't play. "If our conversation goes well and (Pagano) wants me to play, then I'll play," T.Y. added. "If not, I'll sit out." Rotoworld.com
      54 minutes ago
       
      Questionable
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      12.97 (40th)
    • Robbie Gould listed as out for Week 16
      Bears K Robbie Gould (quadriceps) has been ruled out for Week 16.

      Advice: Gould will be replaced by Jay Feely in Sunday's clash with Detroit Rotoworld.com
      Today, 11:00 am
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      7.17 (1758th)
    • Eddie Lacy listed as probable for Week 16
      Eddie Lacy (eye) is listed as probable for Week 16.

      Advice: Goggled or not goggled, Fat Eddie is a top-five RB1 Sunday at Tampa Bay. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 10:51 am
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      15.95 (13th)
    • T.Y. Hilton sees self '50-50' to face Cowboys
      T.Y. Hilton (hamstring, questionable) told reporters Friday afternoon that he feels "50-50" to play Sunday at Dallas.

      Advice: Per beat writer Stephen Holder, Hilton's words were "cryptic." The Colts have very little to gain by pushing Hilton to play against the Cowboys, and much more to gain if he's 100 percent for the playoffs. We're just speculating, but would bet against Hilton being active at Dallas. Reggie Wayne and Donte Moncrief would then likely be Indianapolis' starters in two-wide sets. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 10:39 am
       
      Questionable
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      12.97 (40th)
    • 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
      Today, 10:32 am
       
      Questionable
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (2423rd)
    • Juwan Thompson returns to practice Friday
      Juwan Thompson (hip, knee) returned to Broncos practice on Friday.

      Advice: The Broncos play Monday night, so they won't announce injury statuses until Saturday. But Thompson looks on track to back up C.J. Anderson against the Bengals. His workload is unclear with Ronnie Hillman possibly returning. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 10:22 am
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      3.28 (2516th)
    • Peyton returns to Broncos practice
      Peyton Manning (thigh) returned to Broncos practice on Friday.

      Advice: You can see where Rotoworld ranks Peyton for this week at the link below. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 10:12 am
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      19.82 (9th)
    • DeAngelo Williams expected to miss Week 16
      Panthers coach Ron Rivera indicated Friday that DeAngelo Williams (questionable, hand) will not play Sunday at Cleveland.

      Advice: Rivera left open the possibility of Williams being active on game day as an "emergency back," but he's not going to be a factor unless other running backs get injured during the game. Jonathan Stewart is an RB2 against the Browns' weak run defense. Mike Tolbert will be second in line for backfield work. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 10:08 am
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      4.14 (1913th)
    • Rashad Jennings ruled out for Week 16
      Rashad Jennings (ankle) missed Giants practice on Friday.

      Advice: Old Man Jennings has been ruled out against the Rams. Rookie Andre Williams will handle feature back work at St. Louis, likely seeing 17-24 touches. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 10:00 am
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (2043rd)
    • Jonathan Stewart will make start vs. Browns
      Coach Ron Rivera announced Jonathan Stewart will start Week 16 against the Browns.

      Advice: DeAngelo Williams (hand) will only be used in an "emergency," leaving Stewart to handle another 20-plus carries against a suspect Cleveland run defense. With Cam Newton back under center, it should open up more running lanes than Stewart saw with Derek Anderson in Week 15. Stewart is in the RB2 discussion. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 9:51 am
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      10.09 (70th)
    • T.Y. Hilton officially questionable for Week 16
      T.Y. Hilton (hamstring) is listed as questionable for Week 16 against the Cowboys.

      Advice: Coach Chuck Pagano cautioned to not count Hilton out for Sunday despite him not practicing at all this week. Hilton worked off to the side with trainers on Friday. Beat writer Mike Chappell is "convinced" Hilton won't play, but we're unlikely to get a definitive answer before Sunday. The Colts have already clinched the AFC South and have little chance at a first-round bye. They may choose to play it safe with their No. 1 receiver. It wouldn't be smart to risk Hilton to further injury. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 9:46 am
       
      Questionable
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      12.97 (40th)
    • 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
      Today, 9:45 am
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      16.04 (33rd)
    • C.J. Spiller listed probable to face Raiders
      C.J. Spiller (collarbone) is listed as probable for Week 16 against the Raiders.

      Advice: It's unclear what Spiller's role will be in his return from I.R./recall due to a broken collarbone. Fred Jackson has been handling the vast majority of the work in the Buffalo backfield of late. Spiller can't be trusted in fantasy lineups during title week, even against a Raiders defense that gets gashed by running backs via the pass. Oakland has surrendered eight receiving touchdowns to running backs. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 9:39 am
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      4.91 (220th)
    • Colts writer doesn't expect T.Y. Hilton to play
      Mike Chappell of RTV6 Indianapolis is "convinced" T.Y. Hilton (hamstring) will not play Week 16 against the Cowboys.

      Advice: Chappell has been covering the Colts for 30 years. His opinion is worthy of taking note. Hilton hasn't practiced at all this week and wasn't present again Friday. If he sits, Donte Moncrief should see a major boost in snaps. With Reggie Wayne and Hakeem Nicks lacking any semblance of separation skills, Moncrief and Coby Fleener could hog targets against the Cowboys' weak pass defense. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 8:48 am
       
      Questionable
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      12.97 (40th)
    • Julio Jones still absent at Friday's practice
      Julio Jones (hip) remained sidelined at Friday's practice.

      Advice: He'll be listed as questionable. We're unlikely to know Julio's status for Week 16 until Sunday morning. If he can't go, Harry Douglas will make another start opposite Roddy White. Both Douglas (foot) and White (knee) will play. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 8:46 am
       
      Questionable
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      14.56 (19th)
    • Corey Washington needs to practice better
      Coach Tom Coughlin said Corey Washington needs to practice better and do more on special teams to earn more offensive snaps.

      Advice: With the Giants' season lost, Washington played just one snap last week against the Redskins and 54 in total as a rookie. "Do a better job on the practice field. Do a better job all around," Coughlin said. "He does have to, obviously, become better at his job." Coughlin says Washington knows the offense well enough to play. But he remains behind Kevin Ogletree. Washington remains a player worth holding in deeper Dynasty leagues after dominating the preseason. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 8:07 am
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (2190th)
    • DeMarco Murray (hand) expected to play Sun.
      ESPN's Adam Schefter reports the Cowboys have left the decision to play Week 16 against the Colts up to DeMarco Murray (hand), "in which case he will definitely opt to play."

      Advice: Murray's going to give it a go Sunday. He has an outside shot at netting 2,000 rushing yards -- he currently sits at 1,687 -- and is said to have a high pain tolerance. Murray's broken bone is in his left (non-dominant) hand. If he suits up, owners have to play him. Murray is having an historic season and has a plus Week 16 matchup against a leaky Colts run defense. We can't expect Murray to carry it 30 times, but 20-plus touches is doable. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 7:56 am
       
      Questionable
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      20.36 (2nd)
    • 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
      Today, 7:10 am
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      13.50 (62nd)
    • Eddie Lacy (eye) says he's 'very blind'
      Speaking Thursday, Eddie Lacy (eye) said he's "very blind" and may have to wear goggles for Week 16 against the Bucs.

      Advice: Lacy's eye is irritated due to an issue with his contact lens. He hopes to be able to wear contacts for the game Sunday, but left the door open for him to pull off the Eric Dickerson look. Either way, Lacy's status for Week 16 isn't in serious question, though he and James Starks could split work more evenly than last week. Lacy is currently our No. 5 running back for fantasy title week. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 6:35 am
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      15.95 (13th)
    • 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
      Today, 6:07 am
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      16.04 (33rd)
    • Marcedes Lewis scores touchdown in vicotry
      Marcedes Lewis caught 2-of-3 targets for six yards and a touchdown in the Jags' Week 16 win over the Titans.

      Advice: Lewis' score came on a well-executed fade in the second quarter. It was his first touchdown since Week 2. Going on 31, Lewis is signed for a hefty $6.65 million next season. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:05 pm
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      3.13 (224th)
    • Storm Johnson rushes for three yards
      Storm Johnson rushed three times for three yards in the Jags' Week 16 win over the Titans.

      Advice: The seventh-round rookie was a distant third on the depth chart behind Toby Gerhart and Jordan Todman. Johnson could be in for a bigger role in Week 17 if Gerhart is sidelined by his rib injury. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:03 pm
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      4.27 (1759th)
    • Jordan Todman totals 76 yards versus Titans
      Jordan Todman rushed five times for 71 yards and a touchdown in the Jaguars' Week 16 win over the Titans, adding two catches for five yards.

      Advice: Todman had the play of the night in the fourth quarter. With the Jags running a fake reverse, Todman took the handoff, made one cut and was off to the races for a 62-yard touchdown. Todman showed serious speed in housing his first score of the year. He could be in for a bigger role in Week 17 if Toby Gerhart (ribs) can't go. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:01 pm
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      3.61 (2399th)
    • Shonn Greene rushes seven times for 28 yards
      Shonn Greene rushed seven times for 28 yards in the Titans' Week 16 loss to the Jaguars.

      Advice: He wasn't targeted in the passing game. Greene must have been tuckered out after getting his "revenge" on the Jets last Sunday, as his seven touches were 10 fewer than he received in Week 15. Bishop Sankey again led the Titans' committee. Greene gets to close the book on an(other) uninspiring campaign against the Colts next week. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 8:38 pm
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      3.36 (2514th)
    • 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
      Yesterday, 4:19 pm
       
      Questionable
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (2423rd)
    • BUF hasn't made Week 16 decision on Spiller
      The Bills have yet to decide if C.J. Spiller (collarbone) will be active for Week 16.

      Advice: "I think he looks good," coach Doug Marrone said Thursday. "It's just a matter of waiting until the end of the week and make a move there." Marrone went on to say Spiller has looked "explosive," and is "moving well." Spiller will change the pace for Fred Jackson if he's active against the Raiders. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 2:50 pm
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      4.91 (220th)
    • Juwan Thompson (hip, knee) sidelined Thurs.
      Juwan Thompson (hip, knee) was sidelined Thursday.

      Advice: Thompson's status for Monday Night Football appears uncertain. If he can't go, Ronnie Hillman (foot) may finally be ready to return as C.J. Anderson's backup. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 2:46 pm
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      3.28 (2516th)
    • Julius Thomas practicing in full for Week 16
      Julius Thomas (ankle) is practicing in full for Week 16.

      Advice: It's an upgrade on Week 15, where Orange Julius began the week as "limited." The Broncos have hoodwinked fantasy owners in back-to-back games with Thomas' health, but he finally, truly appears ready to be full go. Thomas is a mid-range TE1 for the fantasy finals. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 1:14 pm
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      7.38 (87th)
    • Charles Clay 'limited' on Thursday
      Charles Clay (knee, hamstring) remained limited on Thursday.

      Advice: The Dolphins appear to be trying to set a record for "limited" designations with Clay. He's a TE2 for the fantasy finals. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 12:52 pm
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      5.54 (120th)
    • DeMarco Murray (hand) practices on Thursday
      DeMarco Murray (hand) practiced for the second-consecutive day on Thursday, getting in a limited session.

      Advice: Murray was officially listed as "DNP" on Wednesday even though he was observed by the assembled media as practicing. Either way, Murray continues to get reps, and has even been catching passes with his left hand wrapped up. It sure seems like the Cowboys expect him to suit up against the Colts, though it's possible he'll officially be a game-time decision. Murray comes with much more risk than usual for the fantasy finals, but owners in season-long leagues have to play him if he's active. Joseph Randle and Lance Dunbar will form a committee if Murray can't go. More of a pass catcher than Randle, Dunbar's role figures to be bigger than usual even if Murray plays. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 12:40 pm
       
      Questionable
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      20.36 (2nd)
    • A.J. Green's missed practice due to illness
      A.J. Green's missed practice on Thursday was due to an illness.

      Advice: He'll be back on Friday, and is in no danger of missing Monday's game against the Broncos. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 12:25 pm
       
      Probable
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      14.28 (22nd)
    • D-Will gets in another 'limited' practice
      DeAngelo Williams (hand) remained limited in Thursday's practice.

      Advice: Barring a setback, D-Will should return after a two-game absence, though the Panthers aren't sure how he'll fare in the passing game. In theory, he'll cut into Jonathan Stewart's workload, but we wouldn't be surprised if Williams is nothing more than a breather option for J-Stew, who has run well in Williams' absence. D-Will is not on the fantasy radar for Week 16. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 11:39 am
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      4.14 (1913th)
    • 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
      Yesterday, 11:32 am
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      16.04 (33rd)
    • Eddie Lacy (eye) remains limited on Thursday
      Eddie Lacy (eye) remained limited on Thursday.

      Advice: Lacy's health is not a concern for the fantasy finals. He's locked in as a top-five RB1 for Week 16. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 11:29 am
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      15.95 (13th)
    • 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
      Yesterday, 10:59 am
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      16.04 (33rd)
    • Peyton Manning given day of rest Thursday
      Peyton Manning (thigh) was given a day of rest on Thursday.

      Advice: Manning was officially "limited" even though he spent the day getting treatment. Twitter panic is already ensuing, but Manning's Week 16 status is in zero doubt. Today is the Broncos' first practice of the week since they're playing on Monday Night Football. Manning will be back for Friday's session, and can confidently be fired up as a QB1 for the fantasy finals. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:34 am
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      19.82 (9th)
    • A.J. Green misses Thursday's practice
      A.J. Green was held out of Thursday's practice.

      Advice: Per Bengals.com's Geoff Hobson, the "thinking is" that Green is under the weather. Whatever it is, we're not in any way concerned about his Week 16 availability. Green's status will be updated later Thursday afternoon. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:28 am
       
      Probable
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      14.28 (22nd)
    • Rashad Jennings not practicing again
      Rashad Jennings (ankle) is not practicing Thursday.

      Advice: It would be a major surprise if the oft-injured Jennings suits up Sunday, one week after aggravating his lingering ankle sprain. Andre Williams, who rushed 18 times for 44 yards against the Redskins last week, would be a candidate for a similar workload plus any goal-line duties. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:29 am
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (2043rd)
    • 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
      Yesterday, 9:21 am
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      16.04 (33rd)
    • T.Y. Hilton (hamstring) not practicing again
      T.Y. Hilton (hamstring) was held out of Colts practice Thursday.

      Advice: It's a concern after the Colts said they tentatively expected Hilton back on the practice field Thursday. Given that they've already clinched the AFC South yet can't realistically earn a first-round bye, it's possible they'll exercise caution with their stud No. 1 wideout. If Hilton does sit against Dallas, Donte Moncrief and even Hakeem Nicks would be worth a look as streamers. Reggie Wayne (triceps) could be on a snap count. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:10 am
       
      Questionable
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      12.97 (40th)
    • Julio Jones misses another practice Thursday
      Julio Jones (hip) remained sidelined at Falcons practice Thursday.

      Advice: Jones is not expected to practice at all this week as he careens toward another game-time call. All owners can do is roster Harry Douglas or another backup plan and wait for more information. Note that Roddy White (knee) did return to practice Thursday. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 8:46 am
       
      Questionable
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      14.56 (19th)
    • Dustin Hopkins signed to Saints p-squad
      Saints signed K Dustin Hopkins to their practice squad.

      Advice: It's a strange move as NFL teams rarely waste practice squad spots on kickers. Although Shayne Graham missed a 51-yarder Monday night, he's still 19-of-22 on the year. We still like Graham as a solid fantasy kicking play at home against the Falcons Sunday as long as there's no funny business going on with Hopkins. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 7:08 am
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (2484th)
    • 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
      Yesterday, 6:51 am
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      13.50 (62nd)
    • Joseph Randle got first-team reps Wednesday
      RB Joseph Randle handled the first-team reps during the team portion of Wednesday's practice.

      Advice: DeMarco Murray (hand) participated in individual drills and even caught some passes two days after surgery, putting him on track to play against the Colts. But if he can't, Randle would handle the majority of base back duties, including goal-line work. That's key as eight of DeMarco's 11 touchdowns this season have come from three yards out or closer. Randle is the preferred handcuff while we await more news on Murray. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 5:49 am
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      1.66 (2584th)
    • C.J. Spiller getting used to pads again
      C.J. Spiller (broken collarbone) took his pads off halfway through Wednesday's practice.

      Advice: "Yeah, I was just getting used to" wearing them "again," Spiller said. "It's been two months since I've had them on so I just wanted to see what it felt like to put them back." It's a reminder that he can't be counted on for a major role in Sunday's game at Oakland after not taking any contact since Week 7. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 5:36 am
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      4.91 (220th)
    • 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
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      19.82 (9th)
    • C.J. Spiller (shoulder) limited Wednesday
      C.J. Spiller (shoulder) was limited in Wednesday's practice.

      Advice: Spiller was activated from I.R./recall, but isn't a lock to return this week. He won't be more than a boom-or-bust FLEX option if he plays against Oakland. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 4:45 pm
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      4.91 (220th)
    • Charles Clay limited in Wednesday practice
      Charles Clay (hamstring, knee) was limited in Wednesday's practice.

      Advice: Clay didn't suffer any setbacks last week. He'll be a TE2 for the fantasy finals. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 3:31 pm
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      5.54 (120th)
    • DeAngelo Williams limited on Wednesday
      DeAngelo Williams (hand) was limited in Wednesday's practice.

      Advice: Williams is on track to return this week after sitting out the last two games. He'll cut into Jonathan Stewart's workload, but won't be a fantasy option. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 12:20 pm
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      4.14 (1913th)
    • Eddie Lacy (eye) limited Wednesday
      Eddie Lacy (eye) was limited in Wednesday's practice.

      Advice: The Packers listed Lacy with an eye injury, so this isn't related to his hip issue. With 100 total yards in seven straight games, Lacy is locked in as an RB1 for Week 16 against the Bucs. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 11:49 am
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      15.95 (13th)
    • Julio Jones will be Sunday-morning decision
      Coach Mike Smith said the Falcons will decide Julio Jones' (hip) Week 16 status on Sunday morning.

      Advice: Julio didn't practice Wednesday, and we don't expect him to do so at all this week. He's dealing with a labrum issue in his hip. All we can do is wait until 11:30 AM ET Sunday morning for a decision. We'll continue to provide any updates, but we're unlikely to learn anything before the weekend. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 11:04 am
       
      Questionable
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      14.56 (19th)
    • Cam Newton gets in limited practice Wednesday
      Cam Newton (back) returned to a limited practice Wednesday.

      Advice: He and Derek Anderson split first-team reps with Newton getting back in the swing of things after last Tuesday's car accident. Kelvin Benjamin said Cam threw the ball with his normal "fire" on Wednesday. We'd bet Newton starts Week 16 against the Browns with the Panthers hanging on for dear life in the NFC South. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 10:44 am
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      16.04 (33rd)
    • DeMarco Murray participating in practice Wed.
      DeMarco Murray (hand) participated in Wednesday's practice.

      Advice: Murray had his left (non-dominant) hand wrapped after breaking it last Sunday, but went through all of the individual drills and caught some passes out of the backfield. We believe Murray is going to try to play Week 16 against the Colts with the Cowboys having a chance at home-field advantage for the playoffs. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 9:30 am
       
      Questionable
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      20.36 (2nd)
    • T.Y. Hilton (hamstring) not practicing Wed.
      T.Y. Hilton (hamstring) is not practicing Wednesday.

      Advice: It's not a major concern. Yet. Hilton is reportedly aiming to be on the field Thursday. He tweaked his hamstring in Sunday's win over the Texans. Hilton's MRI on Monday came back clean. His status will be updated again Thursday. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 9:19 am
       
      Questionable
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      12.97 (40th)
    • Rashad Jennings not practicing Wednesday
      Rashad Jennings (ankle) is not practicing Wednesday.

      Advice: Jennings played one offensive snap last week against the Redskins and aggravated his previous ankle injury on the play. If Jennings can't play -- and it seems unlikely that he will -- Andre Williams will handle a big bulk of the carries against the Rams. Williams would come into play as a back-end RB2. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 8:08 am
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (2043rd)
    • Falcons OC unsure of Julio's Week 16 status
      Speaking Tuesday, Falcons OC Dirk Koetter left open the possibility that Julio Jones (hip) misses Week 16.

      Advice: Coach Mike Smith has already said he expects Jones to suit up against the Saints, but Smith has proven completely untrustworthy on player injuries. "It’s hard when you don’t know for sure if a guy is going to play," Koetter said. "We kind of have to have a contingency both ways. We have some ‘what if Julio plays,’ and some ‘what if Julio does not play.’ ... That’s one of the hardest things about not knowing if one of your best guys is going to go." The picture Koetter paints is one of uncertainty. We're unlikely to get a good read on Jones' status before Thursday or Friday, and it's quite possible he ends up a game-time decision. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 3:12 pm
       
      Questionable
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      14.56 (19th)
    • Jerry Jones expects game-time call on DeMarco
      Jerry Jones said DeMarco Murray (hand) will likely be a game-time decision for Sunday's home matchup against the Colts.

      Advice: The reports out of Valley Ranch Tuesday morning have been rosy, with both Bryan Broaddus of the team's official site and ESPN's Ed Werder reporting optimism. Murray underwent surgery on his left (non-dominant) hand Monday night and can't do any more damage by playing through it. This is also a borderline must-win game for the Cowboys' playoff hopes. We should have a good idea on Murray's status by Friday afternoon, but official word might not come until at 3pm ET Sunday ahead of the 4:25pm ET kick. Joseph Randle is a priority insurance add. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 9:01 am
       
      Questionable
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      20.36 (2nd)
    • Cam Newton will attempt to throw Tuesday
      Cam Newton (back) will attempt some throws Tuesday.

      Advice: Tuesday is an off day for the Panthers, but they want an early decision on Newton's Week 16 status. Ideally, they'll begin preparations for the Browns Wednesday knowing if it'll be Newton or Derek Anderson. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 6:37 am
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      16.04 (33rd)
    • Werder confirms DAL thinks DeMarco can play
      ESPN's Ed Werder confirms the Cowboys "believe" DeMarco Murray (hand) can play in Sunday's game against the Colts.

      Advice: This jibes with a Tuesday morning tweet from DallasCowboys.com's Bryan Broaddus, who said the "early thinking" is Murray will suit up as a full-go -- not insurance. Werder adds that Murray's injury is "easily tolerated" and although the fracture in his left (non-dominant hand) won't heal fully for six weeks, there's no additional risk in playing. Joseph Randle and Lance Dunbar should still be scooped off the waiver wire just in case. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 6:26 am
       
      Questionable
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      20.36 (2nd)
    • 'Early thinking' is DeMarco Murray will play
      According to DallasCowboys.com's Bryan Broaddus, the "early thinking" is DeMarco Murray (hand) will play in Week 16 against the Colts.

      Advice: A former longtime Cowboys and NFL scout, Broaddus is as plugged-in as anyone covering the team. Cowboys VP Stephen Jones stated on Sirius XM Radio Monday that Murray faced an "uphill battle" to face Indianapolis, but that may have been gamesmanship ahead of arguably the biggest game of Week 16. It's worth noting that Murray's band surgery on his hand was performed on his left hand. Murray primarily carries the ball with his right hand. The injury could affect him in pass protection and as a receiver, but Murray should be all systems go as a ball carrier against the Colts. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 4:45 am
       
      Questionable
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      20.36 (2nd)
    • Bears K Gould among MNF inactives
      Bears declared K Robbie Gould, S Chris Conte, OL Michael Ola, DE Trevor Scott, DT Brandon Dunn, QB David Fales, and CB Terrance Mitchell inactive for Monday night's Week 15 game against the Saints.

      Advice: Jay Feely will handle kicking duties for the second straight week with Gould battling a quad injury. DT Jay Ratliff (knee) is active and will start on the inside. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 4:21 pm
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      7.17 (1758th)
    • Panthers noncommittal on Cam for Week 16
      Panthers coach Ron Rivera was noncommittal Monday when addressing Cam Newton's (back) Week 16 availability.

      Advice: Rivera gave away "nothing definitive," but did state Cam will start against the Browns "only if he’s certain Newton can protect himself." Added OC Mike Shula, "I know he’s feeling a lot better than he was Friday and Saturday," Shula said. "He’s moving around, just kind of walking around the building a lot better. So that’s good." It will be a good sign if Cam practices on Wednesday. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 2:41 pm
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      16.04 (33rd)
    • 'Uphill battle' for DeMarco to play Week 16
      Cowboys VP Stephen Jones conceded on Sirius XM Radio Monday that it will be an "uphill battle" for DeMarco Murray to play Sunday versus Indianapolis.

      Advice: We've seen more upbeat reporters on Murray's chances of playing elsewhere on the internet, but indications coming directly from the team are less optimistic. Jones expressed confidence Murray would play in Week 17 against the Redskins. But it sounds like Joseph Randle is the favorite to start this week against the Colts. Indy has one of the league's leakiest run defenses, and the Cowboys would be facing them at home in a potential shootout. Randle would become a plug-and-play RB2 in fantasy championship week. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 2:19 pm
       
      Questionable
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      20.36 (2nd)
    • Whisenhunt imagines Greene had hot hand
      Titans coach Ken Whisenhunt said Monday that Shonn Greene handled 16 carries in Sunday's loss to the Jets because he showed the "hot hand."

      Advice: Greene averaged 3.1 YPC and 2.8 YPC if you leave out his longest run, a barn-burning eight-yard gain. The Titans are 2-12, riding imaginary hot hands. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 1:44 pm
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      3.36 (2514th)
    • T.Y. Hilton gets clean MRI, hopes to practice
      T.Y. Hilton's (hamstring) MRI came back clean on Monday and he "hopes" to practice on Wednesday.

      Advice: Hilton tweaked the hamstring during Sunday's win over the Texans, though it wasn't noticeable during the game. Keep an eye on the situation throughout this week. On the off chance Hilton can't play Sunday against Dallas, the Colts would turn to Hakeem Nicks and rookie Donte Moncrief for big roles. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 1:14 pm
       
      Questionable
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      12.97 (40th)
    • Joseph Randle is behind DeMarco Murray
      Bryan Broaddus of the Cowboys' website expects Joseph Randle to be Dallas' starting running back if DeMarco Murray (hand) misses time.

      Advice: Murray is currently having surgery to repair a broken band on his left hand. His status for Week 16 is uncertain. Randle would handle early-down work with Lance Dunbar in the change-of-pace and satellite role. If Murray can't play Sunday versus the Colts, Randle would be a quality RB2 fantasy start. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 12:49 pm
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      1.66 (2584th)
    • Bills activate C.J. Spiller from I.R./return
      Bills activated RB C.J. Spiller (broken collarbone) from injured reserve/designated to return.

      Advice: According to coach Doug Marrone, Spiller's "readiness" for Week 16 will be gauged in practice. The Bills' running game really hasn't missed a beat in Spiller's absence, so it's unlikely Marrone will force him back into the lineup if he doesn't believe he's ready. If Spiller does go, he'll be a dart throw FLEX option against the Raiders' pathetic defense. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 12:11 pm
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      4.91 (220th)
    • DeMarco needs hand surgery, status uncertain
      DeMarco Murray is undergoing Monday surgery to repair a broken band in his left hand, but has yet to be ruled out for Week 16.

      Advice: Murray is specifically dealing with a broken fourth metacarpal. The injury is to his non-ball carrying hand. Per reporter Todd Archer, Emmitt Smith suffered a similar injury in his playing days, and missed only one game. It's clearly not a long-term concern, but the Cowboys will be in a world of trouble if they lose to the Colts on Sunday. For now, owners should consider Murray truly day to day. If Murray can't go, Joseph Randle and Lance Dunbar will form a committee in his absence, with Randle likely handling early downs and Dunbar getting passing work. Even if Murray suits up for Week 16, it's possible he'll be limited. Brittle through the first three years of his NFL career, Murray's first injury of 2014 couldn't be worse timed, though the Cowboys have been tempting fate with his massive workloads. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 11:38 am
       
      Questionable
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      20.36 (2nd)
    • Falcons think Julio will be ready for Week 16
      Speaking Monday, Falcons coach Mike Smith said he expected Julio Jones (hip) to return for Week 16.

      Advice: Per Smith, Jones has "improved last week to this week." It's great news, but should be taken with a major grain of salt. Smith is consistently wrong with his public-injury proclamations. Jones didn't appear particularly close to suiting up against the Steelers, but he was always going to be up against it on a short week. For now, owners can pencil Jones in for the fantasy finals, but his availability should be considered far from a given. Jones' status will be updated no later than Wednesday. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 11:34 am
       
      Questionable
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      14.56 (19th)
    • 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
      Monday, 11:10 am
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      8.85 (165th)
    • Tom Coughlin doesn't update Jennings' status
      Giants coach Tom Coughlin didn't update Rashad Jennings' (ankle) status at Monday's presser.

      Advice: What Coughlin did have to say wasn't exactly encouraging. "Whether or not we're all the way back to Square 1, I don't know that." At best, Jennings will be limited for Week 16. At worst, he's played his final down of the season. Fantasy owners can't be counting on Jennings suiting up against the Rams, while Andre Williams is a must add on the off chance he's still available. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 11:02 am
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (2043rd)
    • Julius Thomas plays 29-of-66 snaps in Week 15
      Julius Thomas played 29-of-66 (43.9 percent) of the offensive snaps in the Week 15 win over the Chargers.

      Advice: Thomas saw an uptick in snaps from Week 14, but he was still extremely limited. He was used in surefire passing situations and in the red zone, posting a 1-30 receiving line on two targets. Virgil Green handled 50 snaps. Thomas has proven to be impossible to trust the past two weeks. We're going to have to see a full practice week from him to feel comfortable using him as a TE1 in Week 16. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 8:12 am
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      7.38 (87th)
    • 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
      Monday, 6:28 am
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      13.50 (62nd)
    • Broncos not concerned about Peyton's thigh
      Profootballtalk reports the Broncos are not concerned about Peyton Manning's (thigh) availability for Week 16 against the Bengals.

      Advice: Manning was battling flu-like systems coming into Sunday's game against the Chargers and strained his thigh late in the second quarter. The team is chalking it up to dehydration and his illness, which makes plenty of sense since Manning needed an IV ahead of the game. Manning has an extra day to get ready with the Broncos and Bengals playing the final Monday night game of 2014. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 5:36 am
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      19.82 (9th)
    • DeMarco Murray scores twice against Eagles
      DeMarco Murray had 31 carries for 81 yards and two touchdowns in Sunday night's Week 15 win over the Eagles.

      Advice: Both of Murray's touchdowns came at the goal-line, but he was otherwise held in check. Murray wasn't involved in the pass game this week, adding just one catch for three yards. He now needs to average 157 rushing yards over the Cowboys' final two games to reach 2,000 for the season. Murray will be a top-three running back play against the Colts in Week 16. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 9:16 pm
       
      Questionable
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      20.36 (2nd)
    • Rashad Jennings aggravated ankle on Sunday
      Rashad Jennings aggravated his lingering ankle injury during Sunday's win over the Giants.

      Advice: Jennings re-sprained the joint on his very first carry of the game. Andre Williams finished it out, rushing 18 times for 44 yards and catching one ball for nine yards. With just two games left in this lost season for the Giants, we wouldn't be surprised if Jennings shuts it down. Williams would be a weak plug-n-play at St. Louis in Week 16. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 5:24 pm
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (2043rd)
    • T.Y. Hilton tweaked hamstring during victory
      T.Y. Hilton tweaked his hamstring during Sunday's win over the Texans.

      Advice: We didn't notice it during the game and Hilton appeared to finish without missing any time. But he was very quiet after a three-catch first quarter, perhaps limited by this hamstring tweak. When asked if he will be OK afterward, Hilton said, "I hope so. I'll know more after I go get an MRI and talk with the doctors." The Colts have a tasty matchup at Dallas in Week 16. If Hilton rests, Donte Moncrief would get a big boost in both snaps and target volume. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 5:12 pm
       
      Questionable
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      12.97 (40th)
    • Julius plays limited snaps, catches one pass
      Julius Thomas caught one pass for 30 yards in Sunday's Week 15 win at San Diego.

      Advice: Thomas was expected to be a full-go as he came off his ankle injury. The Broncos didn't see it that way, only using him in obvious passing situations and a little bit in the red-zone. Blocker Virgil Green was the primary tight end. It resulted in just one target for Thomas, who was in on one of the first 12 snaps and didn't appear to be moving all too well. We'd like to see him practice in full this week before using him at Cincy in Week 16. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 5:07 pm
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      7.38 (87th)
    • Juwan Thompson carries four times in win
      Juwan Thompson rushed four times for 14 yards in Sunday's Week 15 win at San Diego.

      Advice: Thompson oddly lost two breather back carries to Jeremy Stewart. Regardless, no one is unseating C.J. Anderson, who piled up 29 more carries Sunday. Thompson will be fighting with Ronnie Hillman for scraps in Week 16. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 4:58 pm
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      3.28 (2516th)
    • Shonn Grenne gets fed in his revenge game
      Shonn Greene rushed 16 times for 50 yards Week 15 against the Jets.

      Advice: Titans coach Ken Whisenhunt took a long walk down Narrative Street in this one. After not being active for Week 14, Greene was given 17 touches against his former team. He had 16 touches combined in the Titans' last six games. Greene was predictably ineffective with the carries, but his workload against the Jets puts him back on the touchdown prayer radar. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 4:58 pm
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      3.36 (2514th)
    • Peyton Manning (thigh, illness) held to 1 TD
      Peyton Manning completed 14-of-20 passes for 233 yards with one touchdown and no interceptions in Sunday's 22-10 Week 15 at San Diego.

      Advice: Just before the game started, word broke that Manning was fighting flu-like symptoms and had received an IV. He also tweaked his thigh late in the second quarter and had to miss one series before emerging after halftime. Still, the culprit for Peyton's box score was once again play selection as the Broncos ran the ball 35 times. Riding C.J. Anderson and an underrated yet elite defense, they've called 105 runs against 78 passes over the last three games. We can't rule out another run-heavy approach at Cincy next week, but we can expect better red-zone efficiency. Connor Barth has 11 field goals over the last three games while Manning has three touchdowns during that span. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 4:12 pm
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      19.82 (9th)
    • Charles Clay goes for 59 yards vs. Patriots
      Charles Clay caught 6-of-7 targets for 59 yards in the Dolphins' Week 15 loss to the Patriots.

      Advice: It was an average day for Clay, who has found the end zone only twice this season. He'll be a low-risk, moderate-reward TE2 for the fantasy finals. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 2:43 pm
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      5.54 (120th)
    • Peyton Manning (thigh) is probable to return
      Peyton Manning (thigh) returned to Sunday's game against the Chargers at the beginning of the third quarter.

      Advice: Manning is sick with flu-like symptoms and also appeared to strain a quad late in the second quarter. Brock Osweiler handled the final drive of the first half. However, Manning is going to gut it out. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 2:35 pm
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      19.82 (9th)
    • Marcedes Lewis goes 2-22 in Week 15 loss
      Marcedes Lewis caught two passes for 22 yards in the Jaguars' Week 15 loss to the Ravens.

      Advice: He was targeted three times, but dropped his other pass on 2nd-and-8 to kill the Jaguars' opening possession. Lewis is best used as a blocker and not as a pass catcher at this stage of his career. He's a TE3. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 2:32 pm
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      3.13 (224th)
    • J-Stew gets 23 touches in Week 15
      Jonathan Stewart managed 73 yards on 22 carries and caught a six-yard pass in the Panthers' Week 15 win over the Buccaneers.

      Advice: Stewart lost a fumble in scoring position in the third quarter, making this a mediocre fantasy performance when it could've been an excellent one. Stewart again fumbled in the fourth quarter, but thankfully recovered it. Stewart deserves to keep the Panthers' feature back job for Week 16 against the Browns, but we can't guarantee it. DeAngelo Williams (hand) is tentatively due back. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 2:26 pm
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      10.09 (70th)
    • A.J. Green catches just five passes vs. CLE
      A.J. Green caught 5-of-11 targets for 49 yards in the Bengals' Week 15 rout of the Browns.

      Advice: The quiet day came despite the fact that shutdown Browns CB Joe Haden missed over half the game with a shoulder injury. Green did early work on Haden, and could have had a long touchdown if not for a poorly-thrown ball from Andy Dalton. Dalton was terrible all afternoon, limiting Green's upside on a day where the Bengals ran it down Cleveland's throat. Green will be a low-end WR1 against the Broncos in the fantasy finals. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 2:21 pm
       
      Probable
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      14.28 (22nd)
    • T.Y. Hilton starts hot, then goes quiet
      T.Y. Hilton caught four passes for 50 yards in Sunday's Week 15 win over the Texans.

      Advice: Hilton started off hot, getting open at will with precision route-running and even going up tall to win a contested ball. Three of his catches came in the first quarter. Then Andrew Luck went cold, the Colts offense stalled and Hilton suffered. The 50 yards are Hilton's third-lowest of the season heading into a dream matchup with the Cowboys in Week 16. He's a near-lock to bounce back well. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 1:38 pm
       
      Questionable
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      12.97 (40th)
    • Eddie Lacy only Packer to show up Sunday
      Eddie Lacy rushed 15 times for 97 yards and a touchdown and caught two balls for 11 yards in the Packers' Week 15 loss to Buffalo.

      Advice: He's now gone over 100 total yards in seven straight games. Amid concerns regarding his Week 14 hip bruise, Lacy got the start and dominated Buffalo's defense in the early going. By the 14:14 mark in the second quarter, he had eight rushes for 72 yards and a touchdown. The Packers were forced to throw the football after falling behind, limiting Lacy's second-half rushing work. James Starks finished with just five touches to Lacy's 17. Lock in Lacy as an RB1 entering a Week 16 date with the Buccaneers. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 1:26 pm
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      15.95 (13th)
    • Rashad Jennings re-injures ankle vs. Redskins
      Rashad Jennings left Sunday's Week 15 game against Washington with an ankle injury.

      Advice: It's the same ankle that limited Jennings to three touches last week. The Giants are listing him as questionable to return, but he's done for the game. Andre Williams will continue to handle all the carries in his absence. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 11:13 am
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (2043rd)
    • 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
      Sunday, 9:42 am
       
      Questionable
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (2423rd)
    • DeAngelo Williams is inactive for Week 15
      DeAngelo Williams is inactive for Week 15 against the Bucs.

      Advice: Jonathan Stewart will draw a full workload against the Bucs. The rest of the Panthers inactives: QB Cam Newton, G Amini Silatolu, CB James Dockery, S Robert Lester, OT David Foucault and DT Micanor Regis. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 8:52 am
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      4.14 (1913th)
    • Eddie Lacy (hip) active for Week 15 @ Buffalo
      Eddie Lacy is active for Week 15 at Buffalo.

      Advice: Beat writers expect Lacy to share the workload with James Starks, but the Packers were hoping to divvy up the workload even before he suffered a hip bruise. Lacy is a borderline RB1 against a sagging Bills run defense. The Packers' Week 15 inactives are QB Scott Tolzien, CB Davon House, LB Carl Bradford, C Garth Gerhart, TE Justin Perillo, WR Jeff Janis, and DT Bruce Gaston. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 8:38 am
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      15.95 (13th)
    • Julio Jones officially inactive vs. Steelers
      Julio Jones (hip) is inactive for Week 15 against the Steelers.

      Advice: News progressively got worse on Jones in the lead-up to the release of the Falcons' inactives. Jones was scheduled to warm up on the field before the game, but never made it out there. He remained on the training table, and it's been reported that Julio is dealing with a labrum issue in his hip. Harry Douglas will get the start opposite Roddy White. Both are on the WR2 radar in a potential shootout. Also inactive for the Falcons are SS William Moore, QB Sean Renfree, CB Robert Alford, LB Tyler Starr, OT Jonathan Scott, and LB James Anderson. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 8:23 am
       
      Questionable
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      14.56 (19th)
    • Panthers optimistic on Cam Newton for Week 16
      According to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, the Panthers are optimistic Cam Newton (back) can return for Week 16.

      Advice: Derek Anderson will start in a plus spot at home against the Bucs Sunday. But Newton's injury, similar to the one Tony Romo sustained early this season, isn't overly serious. He's "day to day." Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 7:51 am
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      16.04 (33rd)
    • Report: Julio Jones (hip) won't play vs. PIT
      A source tells ESPN's Vaughn McClure that Julio Jones (hip) will not play in Sunday's game against the Steelers.

      Advice: Ed Werder also reported similarly on Sunday NFL Countdown. Jones, unable to practice all week after suffering what's thought to be a hip pointer during his Monday night demolition of the Packers, will be replaced in the starting lineup by Harry Douglas. He'll be a target monster and fine plug-n-play in a game with an over/under of 55 points. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 7:12 am
       
      Questionable
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      14.56 (19th)
    • Julio Jones' (hip) status still undetermined
      NFL Network's Jeff Darlington reports Julio Jones (hip) remains a "legitimate game-time decision."

      Advice: Jones was able to run on Saturday after not practicing all week, but the team still wants to put him through a pre-game workout before making a decision on his status. Inactives are due in about an hour and 40 minutes for the Steelers and Falcons' 1 PM ET kickoff. Even if Jones plays, he may end up a mere decoy. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 6:47 am
       
      Questionable
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      14.56 (19th)
    • Robbie Gould (quad) listed questionable
      Bears K Robbie Gould (quad) is listed as questionable for Week 15.

      Advice: Gould practiced on a limited basis after sitting out last week. Jay Feely will handle kicking duties if he doesn't return against the Saints. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 1:14 pm
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      7.17 (1758th)
    • Lacy, Starks expected to share carries @ BUF
      ESPN Packers reporter Rob Demovsky expects there to be a 50-50 timeshare between Eddie Lacy (hip, probable) and James Starks Week 15 against the Bills.

      Advice: Demovsky said the plan was to split work between Lacy and Starks even before Lacy hurt his hip late in the Packers' win over the Falcons on Monday night. In a tough matchup and with an uncertain workload, Lacy is more of an RB2 for the fantasy semifinals. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 9:51 am
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      15.95 (13th)
    • Julio Jones 'can barely run,' would be decoy
      The Atlanta Journal-Constitution's D. Orlando Ledbetter said Julio Jones (hip, questionable) "can barely run" and would be a "decoy" if he does play.

      Advice: Ledbetter went on to say he does not think Jones will be active Week 15 against the Steelers. Jones' playing status likely will not be determined until Sunday morning, but it appears Jones will be at far less than 100 percent even if he suits up. Jones is shaping up as a player to avoid even in an excellent matchup against the Steelers' leaky secondary. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 7:29 am
       
      Questionable
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      14.56 (19th)
    • Charles Clay questionable for Week 15
      Charles Clay (hamstring, knee) remained limited in Friday's practice and is listed as questionable for Week 15.

      Advice: Clay will play through his hamstring/knee issues. He's a TE2 for Sunday's matchup with New England. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 2:12 pm
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      5.54 (120th)
    • DeAngelo Williams unlikely to play Sunday
      DeAngelo Williams (questionable, hand) might be able to play in an "emergency situation" on Sunday against the Bucs.

      Advice: In other words, he won't play unless the Panthers face an emergency. Coach Ron Rivera confirmed Friday Jonathan Stewart will get the start, and he should be a borderline every-down back in a game that should either be close or in Carolina's favor enough that OC Mike Shula is able to ride his running game with volume. Stewart is a quality RB2/flex play against Tampa Bay. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 12:03 pm
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      4.14 (1913th)
    • Broncos list Julius Thomas probable for Wk 15
      Julius Thomas (ankle) is listed as probable for Week 15 at San Diego.

      Advice: He practiced fully Friday and will be all systems go against the Chargers. We prefer Martellus Bennett over Thomas this week, but Orange Julius remains a top-four tight end play in his first game back. It's conceivable Peyton Manning will try to "get him going" after Thomas missed the past three weeks. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 10:57 am
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      7.38 (87th)
    • Coughlin hints at hot-hand approach with RBs
      Giants coach Tom Coughlin hinted the team may take a hot-hand approach at running back in Week 15 against the Redskins.

      Advice: Keep in mind the Redskins consistently play strong run defense, so it's entirely possible neither Andre Williams nor Rashad Jennings establishes a hot hand on Sunday. Still, this is a big concern for Jennings' fantasy outlook and an indication Williams may have earned more of the carry share after his Week 14 breakout game. Coughlin called the starting running back "not important," and said the Giants will "see how things go after the first 15 plays" when determining which running back will get more work. Jennings is a dicey RB2/flex play in fantasy semifinals week. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 10:23 am
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (2043rd)
    • 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
      Friday, 10:08 am
       
      Questionable
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (2423rd)
    • Packers list Eddie Lacy probable for Week 15
      Eddie Lacy (hip) is probable for Week 15 against the Bills.

      Advice: Lacy is fine for Sunday, but coach Mike McCarthy hinted at a split between Lacy and James Starks in the backfield. Lacy gets a bump down the ranks for Week 15. He faces a tough run defense at less than 100 percent and in a likely time split. Lacy is our No. 10 running back for fantasy semifinals week. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 9:54 am
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      15.95 (13th)
    • 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
      Friday, 9:39 am
       
      Questionable
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (2423rd)
    • Julio listed questionable for Week 15 vs. PIT
      Julio Jones (hip) is questionable for Week 15 against the Steelers.

      Advice: As expected. The Falcons aren't going to give us anything besides coach Mike Smith's rosy outlooks. Jones is shaping up as a real game-time decision after a round of DNPs this week. He's an obvious must-start against Steelers RCB William Gay if he plays, but Jones will be someone to watch Sunday morning. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 9:22 am
       
      Questionable
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      14.56 (19th)
    • Julius Thomas fully expected to play vs. SD
      ESPN Broncos reporter Jeff Legwold believes Julius Thomas (ankle) will play Week 15 against the Chargers.

      Advice: That's been the expectation all week after Thomas was active for Week 14 but didn't play. He's been practicing on a limited basis, but that's just a way for the Broncos to manage Thomas' reps. Thomas will be a top-three fantasy option at tight end and should be close to 100 percent. Confidently start him. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 8:12 am
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      7.38 (87th)
    • Rashad Jennings to resume full-time role at RB
      ESPN Giants reporter expects Rashad Jennings to resume his role as the full-time starter in Week 15 against the Redskins.

      Advice: After playing just 16-of-76 snaps and seeing three touches in Week 14 due to an ankle injury, Jennings isn't even on the injury report this week. He's expected to get the start against Washington and handle his normal workload, sending Andre Williams back to a limited role as the No. 2 despite rushing for 131 yards and one touchdown last week. Jennings is our No. 14 running back for Week 15. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 7:22 am
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (2043rd)
    • 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
      Thursday, 9:54 pm
       
      Questionable
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (2423rd)
    • Ryan Lindley fills in for Drew Stanton
      Filling in for an injured Drew Stanton (knee), Ryan Lindley completed 4-of-10 passes for 30 yards in the Cardinals' 12-6, Week 15 win over the Rams.

      Advice: Stanton was injured early in the third quarter. Lindley has been on the roster for just 30 days, but got the call over fourth-round rookie Logan Thomas. It's possible coach Bruce Arians still views Thomas as his No. 2, but didn't want to throw him into the fire on the road against an elite defense. Lindley wasn't anything resembling functional, struggling to command the offense while making poor throws. Although he made four starts for the doomed 2012 Cardinals, he couldn't be considered a competent guiding hand were Stanton done for the season. Whatever happens, the Cardinals are in ridiculously bad shape at quarterback. It's a shame for an 11-3 team. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 8:44 pm
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      8.85 (165th)
    • Drew Stanton leaves game with knee injury
      Drew Stanton was forced from Arizona's Week 15 game against the Rams with a right-knee injury, and will not return.

      Advice: Stanton could put no weight on his leg before being carted to the locker room. It's possible his season is in doubt. Stanton was replaced by recent practice-squad signee Ryan Lindley, and not fourth-round rookie Logan Thomas. Stanton was struggling mightily before departing, completing just 12-of-20 passes for 109 yards. Stanton was routinely throwing behind his pass catchers, often hanging them out to dry against the Rams' ferocious defense. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 7:29 pm
       
      Questionable
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (2423rd)
    • Jonathan Stewart upgraded to 'full' Thursday
      Jonathan Stewart (hip) was upgraded to "full" on Thursday.

      Advice: With DeAngelo Williams (hand) expected to miss his second-straight game, J-Stew can be fired up as an RB2 against the Bucs' leaky defense. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 3:14 pm
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      10.09 (70th)
    • Charles Clay still 'limited' on Thursday
      Charles Clay (hamstring, knee) remained limited in Thursday's practice.

      Advice: Clay doesn't get in full practices. He'll be a TE2 for Week 15. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 1:16 pm
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      5.54 (120th)
    • Eddie Lacy (hip) hints he could miss Week 15
      Speaking Thursday, Eddie Lacy (hip) hinted he could miss Week 15.

      Advice: Lacy said he's making progress, but that there's "still some things I need to figure out." Lacy said there are hurdles he must clear, and that he doesn't want to put the Pack at a disadvantage if he "can't play effectively." Lacy said he has "no idea" if he'd be at risk of further injury if he played. All together, the comments paint a pessimistic picture of Lacy's Week 15 status, especially considering the Packers' notoriously conservative medical staff. A solid Friday practice could change everything, but for now, Lacy owners need to have James Starks on speed dial. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 12:23 pm
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      15.95 (13th)
    • Julius Thomas practicing again on Thursday
      Julius Thomas (ankle) practiced again on Thursday.

      Advice: Thomas was "limited" on Wednesday, and remained so on Thursday. Thomas, of course, was "active" for Week 14, but didn't play a snap. He was clearly only up for emergency purposes. Thomas has said he feels "far better" about his Week 15 odds of giving it a go. He'll be a top-five TE1 against the Chargers if he can get back on the field. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 11:45 am
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      7.38 (87th)
    • Panthers unsure when Cam Newton will practice
      The Panthers are unsure when Cam Newton (back) will resume practicing.

      Advice: Newton has yet to be formally ruled out for Week 15, but that should happen on Friday. The real question is his Week 16 status. The Panthers' decision could be affected by the way things play out in the NFC South this weekend. Amazingly, the 4-8-1 Panthers are still alive for the division crown. Derek Anderson is starting against the Bucs. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 11:43 am
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      16.04 (33rd)
    • D-Will (hand) expected to miss another game
      Panthers coach Ron Rivera expects DeAngelo Williams (hand) to miss Week 15.

      Advice: "Probably" was Rivera's answer when asked if D-Will was another week away despite his Thursday return to practice. "Probably" from a coach equals "absolutely" in regular English. It's music to the ears of Jonathan Stewart owners, as he can be safely fired up as an RB2 against the Bucs. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 11:39 am
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      4.14 (1913th)
    • McCarthy: Eddie Lacy (hip) 'making progress'
      Speaking following Thursday's practice, Packers coach Mike McCarthy said Eddie Lacy (hip) is "making progress."

      Advice: Lacy was officially "limited" on Thursday, but did "little to nothing" in the estimation of beat writer Rob Demovsky. Demovsky wonders if Lacy's injury is "more of an issue than originally thought." What Lacy is able to do on Friday will be key. For now, owners can keep him penciled in as their RB1, but need to be readying a back-up plan. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 11:26 am
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      15.95 (13th)
    • DeAngelo Williams back at Panthers practice
      DeAngelo Williams (hand) returned to Panthers practice Thursday.

      Advice: It puts Williams on track to return for Week 15 against the Bucs, which deflates Jonathan Stewart's balloon. Williams has shown nothing to warrant the amount of playing time he gets, but the Panthers love splitting the work between Williams and Stewart. We'd love to see Stewart get another 20-plus carries. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 9:08 am
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      4.14 (1913th)
    • Charles Clay limited on Wednesday
      Charles Clay (hamstring, knee) was limited in Wednesday's practice.

      Advice: Clay was held to 30 snaps in his return last week. He isn't a recommended streaming option for Sunday's matchup with the Patriots. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 2:24 pm
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      5.54 (120th)
    • Julius Thomas practicing Wednesday
      Julius Thomas (ankle) is practicing Wednesday.

      Advice: Thomas practiced all last week before not playing a single snap against the Bills. He's fully expected to suit up for Week 15. Orange Julius will be a top-three option at tight end. He should be at or near 100 percent. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 10:40 am
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      7.38 (87th)
    • DeAngelo Williams still sidelined
      DeAngelo Williams (hand) remained sidelined at Wednesday's practice.

      Advice: The Panthers continue to call Williams day-to-day. Jonathan Stewart owners selfishly hope Williams misses Week 15 against the Bucs, allowing Stewart to handle feature-back duties. Williams' status will be updated again Thursday. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 9:22 am
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      4.14 (1913th)
    • Rashad Jennings to see more work in Week 15
      Coach Tom Coughlin said Rashad Jennings should be able to carry more of a full load Week 15 against the Redskins.

      Advice: Jennings isn't even on the Week 15 injury report after being limited to three touches last week against the Titans coming off an ankle injury. Andre Williams had his best game of the season, rushing for 131 yards and one touchdown on 24 carries, so we'd expect him to have a role. Jennings will be more of an RB2 against a Redskins defense playing well against the run in 2014. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 8:24 am
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (2043rd)
    • Julius Thomas (ankle) plans to return Sunday
      Julius Thomas (ankle) plans to play in Sunday's game at San Diego.

      Advice: Although Thomas didn't play a snap against the Bills, he was among the 46 active players. It's a surefire sign he's close to 100 percent. Expect Thomas to practice every day this week and suit up as a top-3 fantasy tight end option Sunday. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 7:38 am
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      7.38 (87th)
    • Panthers won't commit to Stewart as starter
      Panthers coach Ron Rivera declined Monday to commit to Jonathan Stewart as his starter.

      Advice: Although Stewart has been running at an elite level all year and put 20-155-1 on the Saints Sunday, the Panthers are clinging to DeAngelo Williams (questionable, hand). It's both strange and troubling. "We're not going to do things because it's what everybody expects or thinks," Rivera said when asked about making Stewart the unquestioned feature back. Stewart is a fine RB2 play in a home game against the Bucs for now, but we can't rule out Williams stealing carries if he suits up. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 7:26 am
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      10.09 (70th)
    • John Fox: Our passing game is fine
      Coach John Fox insisted "our passing game is fine" when asked about Peyton Manning's recent lack of production.

      Advice: The Broncos have faced four very good defenses over the last four weeks (STL, MIA, KC, BUF). They've still gone 3-1 during that span, mostly riding the running game and a very underrated defense while Manning has posted a meager 7:4 TD-to-INT ratio. "You never know we might put our foot on the gas and throw it 50 times," Fox said. "I can't really predict what's going to happen because a lot of it is based on what an opponent does." We'd expect the pendulum to swing back to the pass game quickly, leaving Manning as a top-3 quarterback option at San Diego in Week 15. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 5:38 am
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      19.82 (9th)
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