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    • Report: Gordon unlikely to return with Browns
      ESPN Cleveland doesn't expect Josh Gordon to remain with the Browns in 2015.

      Advice: The Browns suspended Gordon after he failed to show up for Saturday's walk-through. The move means he'll finish with just five games active this season, which could prevent him from being eligible for unrestricted free agency when his contract runs out in 2015. According to ESPN's Tony Grossi, "it appears doubtful" that Gordon will be back with the team. The Browns nearly traded Gordon prior to the 2013 deadline and could shop him again this offseason. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 11:49 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      8.92 (80th)
    • Andrew Hawkins questionable for Week 17
      Andrew Hawkins (thumb) is listed as questionable for Week 17.

      Advice: Hawkins missed practice Wednesday and Thursday, but was able to get in a limited session on Friday. With Josh Gordon suspended, the Browns could be forced to start Taylor Gabriel and Travis Benjamin if Hawkins is held out. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 11:21 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      6.52 (147th)
    • Browns suspend Gordon for breaking team rules
      Browns suspended Josh Gordon for Week 17 against the Ravens for a violation of team rules.

      Advice: Gordon was placed on the reserve/suspended list. WR Phil Bates was promoted off the practice squad to take his place. The Browns did not announce why Gordon was suspended, but NFL.com's Mike Silver reports Gordon missed the Browns' Saturday walk through. The suspension ends a tumultuous season for Gordon. After missing the first 11 weeks of the season serving a league-mandated suspension, Gordon looked out of shape and unfamiliar with the playbook as he struggled his way to 24 catches for 303 yards and zero touchdowns in five starts. Bad quarterback play certainly contributed to Gordon's disappointing stretch, but he was not the transcendent talent that took the league by storm in 2013. Coming off a down season and now serving his third suspension in two years, Gordon's Dynasty stock is crumbling. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 10:49 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      8.92 (80th)
    • Report: Julian Edelman could be inactive
      Patriots.com believes "anyone dealing with any sort of injury could very very well be inactive" Week 17 against the Bills.

      Advice: Bill Belichick said earlier in the week the Patriots "will do what we feel is best for our football team, period." That could include resting players dealing with nagging injuries like Julian Edelman (concussion) and LaGarrette Blount (shoulder). Both are listed a questionable for this week, and it would not be surprising if both are inactive. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 10:42 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (2096th)
    • Jets promote WR Enunwa from practice squad
      Jets signed WR Quincy Enunwa off their practice squad.

      Advice: Enunwa will take the roster spot of S Rontez Miles, who was placed on injured reserve with a leg injury. Waived at final cuts, Enunwa has spent his rookie season on the Jets' practice squad. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 10:32 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (2006th)
    • Bucs and TE Brandon Myers restructure deal
      Bucs restructured the contract of TE Brandon Myers.

      Advice: The details are not yet available, but the restructuring will lower Myers $2.25 million base salary in 2015 while adding another year to the contract. This deal will likely keep Myers in Tampa Bay for at least one more season. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 10:29 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      2.99 (228th)
    • Cowboys' starters saw full reps in practice
      ESPN's Adam Schefter reports the Cowboys' starters practiced this week as if they were playing in a "regular role."

      Advice: Needing basically a miracle to earn a first-round bye, the Cowboys have little reason to play their starters against Washington. That appears to matter little to coach Jason Garrett, who has been consistent the starters will play a normal role Week 17. A full game may be Dallas' intent, but it would not be surprising if Tony Romo, DeMarco Murray and Dez Bryant are pulled at some point in the game. All three are risky targets in daily formats. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 10:23 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      15.70 (13th)
    • Browns officially promote QB Connor Shaw
      Browns signed QB Connor Shaw off their practice squad.

      Advice: Shaw has taken all the first-team reps in practice this week and will start the Browns' Week 17 matchup with the Ravens. Cleveland also promoted DL Jamie Meder from the practice squad. LB Eric Martin and TE Ryan Taylor were waived in corresponding moves. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 9:39 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      11.56 (83rd)
    • Free agent WR Pettis works out for Chargers
      Free agent WR Austin Pettis worked out for the Chargers on Wednesday.

      Advice: Pettis has also worked out for the Seahawks and Panthers since being released by the Rams in October. With Keenan Allen sidelined for likely the rest of the season, the Chargers may give Pettis a look if they qualify for the postseason. Pettis had 107 catches and nine touchdowns across four seasons with the Rams. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 8:30 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (2039th)
    • DeAngelo Williams may not return to Carolina
      ESPN Panthers reporter David Newton believes the Panthers will move on from RB DeAngelo Williams following the season.

      Advice: After years of struggling under the dead-money weight of Williams' contract, the Panthers will finally be in a position to cut loose the aging running back this offseason. Williams is only due $1.85 million in base salary in 2015, but carries a cap hit of $6.33 million for next season. The cap-strapped Panthers could save around $2 million on the 2015 cap by designating Williams a post-June 1 cut. With his play on the field slipping, it is an easy move for Carolina to make. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 7:47 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      2.48 (2571st)
    • Williams probable, but Stewart will start
      DeAngelo Williams (hand) is listed as probable for Week 17 against the Falcons, but Jonathan Stewart is still expected to start.

      Advice: Coach Ron Rivera was unwilling to discuss the specifics of the running back rotation, but it is safe to assume the red-hot Stewart will retain most of the work even if Williams plays. Stewart has rushed for a league-high 437 yards over the past four games and has helped spark the Panthers to three straight wins. He is a solid RB2 against the Falcons. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 7:24 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      9.63 (70th)
    • Tom Brady expected to play only one half
      The Boston Globe's Ben Volin expects Tom Brady to only play a half Week 17 against the Bills.

      Advice: This report echoes an earlier report from ESPN Boston's Mike Reiss, who said the Patriots could treat the meaningless game as a fourth preseason contest. Regardless of the exact snap count, it is becoming clear Brady and the Patriots' starters will not play a full game against the Bills. Already in a tough matchup, Brady needs to be avoided in both seasonal and daily formats. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 7:08 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      8.43 (182nd)
    • Gronkowski to see 'little-to-no playing time'
      The Boston Globe's Ben Volin believes Rob Gronkowski will receive "little-to-no playing time" in the Patriots' season finale against the Bills.

      Advice: With nothing on the line Week 17, it makes little sense for the Patriots to play their dynamic but oft-injured tight end. Gronkowski could very well put up a goose egg Week 17, making him unplayable in both seasonal and daily formats. Tim Wright will likely see a bump in snaps with Gronk limited, but would be a poor option against the Bills' suffocating pass defense. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 7:01 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      3.68 (188th)
    • Patriots list Julian Edelman as questionable
      Julian Edelman (concussion) is listed as questionable for Week 17.

      Advice: Edelman was limited in practice throughout the week. He needs just 28 yards to post consecutive 1,000-yard seasons, but is still in the final stage of the concussion protocol. Edelman would be a risky DFS play with the Patriots having already clinched the AFC's No. 1 seed. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 2:30 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (2096th)
    • 'No guarantees' DeAngelo Williams will play
      Despite being listed as probable, "there are no guarantees" DeAngelo Williams (hand) will play Sunday at Atlanta.

      Advice: The Panthers reportedly remain concerned with Williams' inability to pass block sufficiently while playing through a broken hand. ESPN Panthers reporter David Newton confirms the team will start Jonathan Stewart. Stewart can expect traditional feature back work. Even if Williams is active against the Falcons, he may only be available to play in an emergency. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 12:14 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      2.48 (2571st)
    • Brian Hoyer listed as doubtful
      Brian Hoyer (bicep/shoulder) is listed as doubtful for Week 17.

      Advice: Connor Shaw will start against the Ravens. Hoyer, 29, finishes the 2014 season with a 12:13 TD-to-INT ratio and 55.3 completion rate. As most backup-caliber quarterbacks do, Hoyer got worse the more he played, and was ultimately benched for Johnny Manziel. Hoyer did play well enough in spurts to earn a backup job for 2015. He will be an unrestricted free agent this offseason. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:50 am
       
      Doubtful
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (2478th)
    • DeMarco Murray returns to Cowboys practice
      DeMarco Murray (illness) returned to Cowboys practice Friday and is listed as probable for Week 17.

      Advice: Murray missed Thursday because he was sick. The Cowboys no longer seem overly concerned with Murray's surgically repaired hand. Murray needs 29 yards Sunday to break Emmitt Smith's single-season franchise record (1,773). Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:42 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      15.70 (13th)
    • Rashad Jennings listed as probable
      Rashad Jennings (ankle) is listed as probable for Week 17.

      Advice: He was limited in practice all week, but is fully expected to rejoin the lineup against the Eagles. Jennings and Andre Williams figure to form a timeshare in Week 17, assuming Williams plays. Like Jennings, Williams was "limited" in practice all week. Unlike Jennings, Williams is listed as questionable. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:39 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (2344th)
    • Browns to start UDFA Connor Shaw in Week 17
      The Browns have informed Connor Shaw he will be their Week 17 starter at quarterback against the Ravens.

      Advice: Johnny Manziel is on I.R. and Brian Hoyer is injured. Although Shaw is limited from a talent standpoint -- he went undrafted because of it -- he did post a 24:1 TD-to-INT ratio as a senior at South Carolina, and outplayed Manziel in preseason games. Based on how poorly Johnny Football played in his seven quarters of work, we believe Shaw has a realistic chance to be an upgrade for the likes of Josh Gordon and Jordan Cameron this week. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:32 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      11.56 (83rd)
    • DeAngelo Williams probable for Week 17
      DeAngelo Williams (hand) is probable for Week 17 against the Falcons.

      Advice: He'll make his return from a broken hand, but the Panthers remain concerned about Williams' ability in pass protection. Jonathan Stewart should continue to see heavy work, although Williams' reinsertion in the lineup is always concerning for Stewart owners. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:58 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      2.48 (2571st)
    • Bucs ink WR Louis Murphy to 3-year extension
      Buccaneers signed WR Louis Murphy to a three-year contract extension through 2017.

      Advice: Murphy was set to become a free agent in March. In his first season with Tampa Bay, he caught 31 balls for 380 yards and two touchdowns behind Mike Evans and Vincent Jackson before being placed on I.R. with an ankle injury. It must not be very serious. With Jackson's future up in the air with the Bucs, Murphy could potentially see an increased offensive role opposite Evans in 2015. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 6:46 am
       
      Injured Reserve
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (2084th)
    • Patriots may not play starters whole game?
      ESPN Boston's Mike Reiss suggests the Patriots may not play their starters the whole game during Sunday's regular season finale against the Bills.

      Advice: The Patriots clinched the AFC's No. 1 seed when the Broncos lost to the Bengals on Monday night. Reiss suspects the Patriots could view this game "similar to a fourth preseason contest when the third preseason game doesn't go as well as planned." That could mean trying to "develop some momentum" on offense and if that happens, pulling guys like Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski for the second half. Of course, Bill Belichick has been known to keep his foot on the gas in tons of low-priority situations, so no one knows for sure what will happen. But there's certainly risk in using any Patriots this week. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 7:09 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      8.43 (182nd)
    • DeAngelo Williams (hand) practicing in full
      DeAngelo Williams (hand) is practicing in full for Week 17.

      Advice: Williams should have a limited role Sunday against Atlanta. He doesn't project for more than change of pace carries in his return. Jonathan Stewart is averaging a league-high rushing 109 yards per game over the last four weeks. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 5:24 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      2.48 (2571st)
    • Julian Edelman back at practice
      Julian Edelman (concussion) is practicing Wednesday.

      Advice: Edelman also practiced throughout last week, but could not clear the final part of the concussion protocol. Danny Amendola stepped up against the Jets with a 8-63-0 line on 11 targets. Edelman figures to be cleared for Week 17, although he's a risky play as the Patriots have already clinched the AFC's No. 1 seed. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 9:38 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (2096th)
    • DeMarco Murray practicing Wednesday
      DeMarco Murray (hand) is practicing Wednesday.

      Advice: On paper, the Cowboys can still earn a first-round bye. But they would need both the Seahawks to lose at home to the Rams and the Cardinals to lose at San Francisco. So it's unclear just how motivated they will be at Washington Sunday, which could lead to a limited workload for Murray. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 9:31 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      15.70 (13th)
    • Rashad Jennings back at practice
      Rashad Jennings (ankle) resumed practicing Wednesday.

      Advice: Jennings isn't going to just pack it in even though he's repeatedly aggravated his ankle sprain in meaningless games down the stretch. If he can play against Philly Sunday, he'll likely share the work with Andre Williams. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 9:25 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (2344th)
    • Andrew Hawkins not practicing Tuesday
      Andrew Hawkins (thumb) sat out Tuesday's practice.

      Advice: Hawkins' status for Sunday's finale is unclear. Even if he gives it a go, he'll be off the DFS radar with practice-squad QB Connor Shaw currently in line to start against the Ravens. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 11:21 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      6.52 (147th)
    • Practice-squader Shaw likely to start Week 17
      Browns QB Connor Shaw took "all" the first-team reps in Tuesday's practice.

      Advice: Shaw has yet to even be formally promoted to the 53-man roster, but is looking highly likely to start Sunday's finale against the Ravens. Johnny Manziel (hamstring) has already been ruled out, while Brian Hoyer (shoulder, biceps) isn't close to full health. Shaw had some preseason success, but would be a disaster waiting to happen against a Ravens team that must win to keep its playoff hopes alive. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 10:51 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      11.56 (83rd)
    • Hoyer trending in wrong direction for Sunday
      Brian Hoyer (biceps, shoulder) is sitting out Tuesday's practice, and highly uncertain for Sunday's finale.

      Advice: "I don't know if (Hoyer) can get to 100 percent," were the words of coach Mike Pettine on Tuesday. "We don't know where we are at the quarterback position." Johnny Manziel (hamstring) has already been ruled out, leaving all of Tuesday's first-team reps to Connor Shaw. The undrafted rookie out of South Carolina will almost certainly start Sunday's game. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 10:48 am
       
      Doubtful
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (2478th)
    • DeAngelo Williams practicing Tuesday
      DeAngelo Williams (hand) is practicing Tuesday.

      Advice: Jonathan Stewart took a well-deserved rest day, so Williams handled first-team reps. It looks like he's on track to return for Sunday's winner-take-all showdown with the Falcons. However, it would be a crime to give Williams any snaps at the expense of red-hot Stewart. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 9:14 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      2.48 (2571st)
    • Hoyer also dealing with 'badly bruised' bicep
      Brian Hoyer suffered a biceps injury in addition to his shoulder issue.

      Advice: Hoyer is day to day and hasn't been ruled out for Week 17, but should be considered highly questionable. The Browns signed Tyler Thigpen on Tuesday and are expected to give starter's reps to UDFA Connor Shaw this week Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 8:13 am
       
      Doubtful
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (2478th)
    • 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
      Monday, 1:09 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      11.56 (83rd)
    • 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
      Monday, 11:30 am
       
      Doubtful
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (2478th)
    • Josh Gordon still struggling with the plays?
      The Cleveland Plain Dealer says Josh Gordon "continues to struggle with the plays and running the right patterns."

      Advice: Gordon has a disappointing 24 catches, 303 yards and zero touchdowns in five games since coming off suspension. Some of that can be blamed on poor quarterback and offensive line play, but he's also admitted that the playbook has changed a lot since he was with the team in the preseason. There have also been whispers that he's not in the best physical condition. Gordon closes out the season against the Ravens in Week 17. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 7:45 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      8.92 (80th)
    • Gronk plays every snap for first time in '14
      Rob Gronkowski played on every offensive snap in Week 16, the first time he's done that this season.

      Advice: It puts a bow on a remarkable rehab off Gronk's ACL and MCL reconstruction 12 months ago. Proving more beast than human, he's played in every single game this season and has posted an 82-1,124-12 line. Gronkowski is fantasy's No. 1 scoring tight end by a whopping margin over No. 2 Antonio Gates and No. 3 Jimmy Graham. His status for Week 17 could depend on the result of Monday Night Football. If the Bengals can upset the Broncos, the Patriots clinch the AFC's No. 1 seed. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 7:03 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      3.68 (188th)
    • DeMarco Murray admits hand bothered him
      Following Sunday's win over the Colts, DeMarco Murray admitted his broken hand was "hurting throughout the game."

      Advice: Murray predictably didn't catch a pass for the first time this season, but gutted out a 22-58-1 line on the ground. He figures to be closer to 100 percent in Week 17 if the Cowboys choose to use him. They've clinched the NFC East already, yet can get a first-round bye if they beat the Redskins and both the Cardinals and Seahawks lose. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 6:39 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      15.70 (13th)
    • Andrew Hawkins injured thumb in loss
      Andrew Hawkins injured his right thumb during Sunday's Week 16 loss at Carolina.

      Advice: Hawkins finished with just one catch for 28 yards and played on 48.9 percent of the snaps. He's headed for a Monday MRI. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 6:25 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      6.52 (147th)
    • DeMarco appears to be finished for the day
      With the Cowboys leading 35-0, DeMarco Murray (hand) is getting the tape cut off his hand and appears to be done for the day.

      Advice: Murray played 30-of-49 offensive snaps before getting pulled, turning 22 carries into 58 yards and a touchdown. He was not targeted in the passing game. Murray was clearly hampered by the hand injury. He carried the ball almost exclusively in his right hand and seemed wary of using his hands to block in pass protection, instead attempting to essentially tackle the blitzing defender. Murray did not suffer any setbacks, but with the NFC East already locked up, the Cowboys may decide to rest Murray in the season finale against Washington. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 3:43 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      15.70 (13th)
    • Gronkowski goes 6/31/1 versus Jets
      Rob Gronkowski caught 6-of-10 targets for 31 yards and a touchdown in the Patriots' Week 16 win over the Jets.

      Advice: Gronk is now up to 82/1,124/12 on the season. With one game to go, all three totals are the second best of his five-year career. It's a remarkable achievement for a player who tore his ACL last December. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 1:57 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      3.68 (188th)
    • 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
      Sunday, 1:40 pm
       
      Doubtful
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (2478th)
    • 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
      Sunday, 1:34 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      8.43 (182nd)
    • Hawkins goes 1-28 against Panthers
      Andrew Hawkins secured 1-of-4 targets for 28 yards in the Browns' Week 16 loss to the Panthers.

      Advice: Hawkins' lone reception came deep down the middle on a pass from Johnny Manziel. "Baby Hawk" has seen a reduced role since Josh Gordon returned, and doesn't figure to be a major factor in Week 17 against the Ravens. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 1:30 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      6.52 (147th)
    • Josh Gordon goes 4-45 against Panthers
      Josh Gordon secured 4-of-7 targets for 45 yards in the Browns' Week 16 loss to the Panthers.

      Advice: Gordon had an early six-yard reception overturned when replay showed the ball hit the ground. He came back to record a handful of short receptions when Brian Hoyer entered the game in the second quarter, replacing Johnny Manziel (hamstring). Gordon will close out a suspension-shortened third NFL season against the Ravens' leaky secondary in Week 17. It's probably good news for Gordon's statistical outlook that Hoyer is back under center. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 1:27 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      8.92 (80th)
    • Stewart gets 26 touches in Week 16 victory
      Jonathan Stewart rushed 24 times for 122 yards and caught two passes for seven yards with a touchdown in the Panthers' Week 16 win over the Browns.

      Advice: Stewart was limited to three yards on his initial three carries before breaking an eight-yarder on his fourth. His sixth carry went for 17 on a zone-read run. Stewart was the focal point of Carolina's offense in this game, but did have a two-yard touchdown "vultured" by Cam Newton in the second quarter. Stewart came back to hit pay dirt on a nine-yard reception in the fourth quarter. Regardless of DeAngelo Williams' (hand) health, Stewart should remain a good bet for production in Carolina's NFC South title bout with Atlanta in Week 17. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 1:20 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      9.63 (70th)
    • DeMarco Murray officially active for Week 16
      DeMarco Murray (hand) is officially active for Week 16 against the Colts.

      Advice: As expected Murray will play, but he may be limited by the cast on his left hand. Lance Dunbar should see more work in the passing game while Joseph Randle could siphon off some carries as well. With both RT Doug Free (ankle) inactive and RG Zack Martin (ankle) banged up, Murray could also be hindered by the health of the Cowboys' offensive line. Even with all the concerns, Murray has proven this season is a must-start option. Along with Free, the Cowboys declared DE Kenneth Boatright, DT Josh Brent, DB Jakar Hamilton, T Donald Hawkins, QB Dustin Vaughn and OLB Dekoda Watson inactive for Week 16. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 12:15 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      15.70 (13th)
    • Rashad Jennings inactive for Giants
      Rashad Jennings (ankle) is inactive for Sunday's Week 16 game at the Rams.

      Advice: Jennings was ruled out early in the week, suggesting he's no lock to return for the meaningless Week 17 finale. Andre Williams will carry the mail in a tough spot at St. Louis Sunday. The rest of the Giants inactives: CB Jaron Hosley, LB james Davidson, OL Adam Gettis, OG Eric Herman, DT Dominique Hamilton, TE Jerome Cunningham. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 11:54 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (2344th)
    • DeMarco Murray will be limited in pass game
      FOX Sports' Jay Glazer confirms DeMarco Murray (hand) is expected to play Sunday, "though his role will be limited some" in the passing game.

      Advice: The concerns on Murray primarily involve his pass protection and receiving. It's quite possible he won't have a single reception in Week 16. Look for Patrick Daugherty's final rankings, which will be up on Rotoworld shortly. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 9:06 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      15.70 (13th)
    • DeAngelo Williams (hand) is out, as expected
      Panthers declared RB DeAngelo Williams, OL Carter Byndom, S Robert Lester, LB A.J. Klein, OL DeMarcus Love, OL David Foucault, and OG Amini Silatolu inactive for Week 16 against the Browns.

      Advice: Jonathan Stewart will remain Carolina's feature back against Cleveland. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 8:39 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      2.48 (2571st)
    • Cowboys 'nervous' about D. Murray's pass pro
      NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports DeMarco Murray is "going to play" Sunday with a wrap on his surgically repaired hand, but the Cowboys are "nervous" about using him in pass protection.

      Advice: RapSheet writes to not be surprised if Murray and other Cowboys rest next week if Dallas locks up a playoff spot today. On Sunday, we expect to see Lance Dunbar handle a few more snaps than usual in pass-pro situations. The Cowboys may also give Joseph Randle a heavier dose of change-up work. Murray is still a top-ten RB1 play against the Colts' leaky defense. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 6:31 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      15.70 (13th)
    • Edelman and Blount ruled out for Week 16
      The Patriots have ruled out Julian Edelman (concussion) and LeGarrette Blount (shoulder) for Week 16 at the Jets.

      Advice: Neither made the trip to New York. Edelman figures to be replaced by Danny Amendola, who could be a slightly intriguing "punt" play in DFS this week, although the majority of Tom Brady's targets figure to go to Rob Gronkowski, Brandon LaFell, and Shane Vereen. With Blount on the shelf, Jonas Gray will operate as New England's primary power runner between the tackles. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 8:15 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (2096th)
    • Edelman won't play Sunday
      Julian Edelman (concussion) is not expected to play in Sunday's game against the Jets.

      Advice: Edelman was only able to practice on a limited basis this week. He didn't travel with the team and hasn't been cleared to play. Rob Gronkowski and Brandon LaFell will see an increase in targets, with Danny Amendola a candidate for an expanded role. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 1:35 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (2096th)
    • Report: Expecation is DeMarco Murray plays
      ESPN's Ed Werder reports expectations are DeMarco Murray (hand, questionable) will play Week 16 against the Colts.

      Advice: This report jibes with the general feeling around Cowboys' camp this week. Murray is fully expected to be active and start against the Colts, though he may lose some pass-game work to Lance Dunbar. Murray is a must start if active, but with RT Doug Free (ankle, doubtful) and RG Zack Martin (ankle, questionable) likely out, he may find less running room than usual against Indianapolis. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 9:41 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      15.70 (13th)
    • Julian Edelman listed as questionable
      Julian Edelman (concussion) was limited in practice again Friday and is listed as questionable for Week 16.

      Advice: Due to the nature of his injury and the Patriots' unwillingness to reveal any injury-related info, Edelman's status is entirely unclear for Sunday's game against the Jets. The good news is Pats-Jets has a 1PM ET start, so we'll know Edelman's status early. Rob Gronkowski and Brandon LaFell could add a few targets if Edelman can't play, with Danny Amendola's role possibly increasing. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 12:56 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (2096th)
    • 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
      Friday, 11:41 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      15.70 (13th)
    • 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
      Friday, 10:08 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      2.48 (2571st)
    • 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
      Friday, 10:00 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (2344th)
    • 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
      Friday, 9:51 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      9.63 (70th)
    • 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
      Thursday, 11:39 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      2.48 (2571st)
    • Andrew Hawkins misses practice Thursday
      Andrew Hawkins missed Thursday's practice.

      Advice: Hawkins is battling an illness. He's going to be fine for Sunday's game against the Panthers, but won't be on the WR3 radar. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 10:29 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      6.52 (147th)
    • 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
      Thursday, 9:29 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (2344th)
    • Julian Edelman practicing again
      Julian Edelman (concussion) is practicing again Thursday.

      Advice: He was officially limited. We have no word on if Edelman has merely been cleared for practice, or if he's been cleared for full contact. But given his presence each of the last two days, he's on track to suit up as a WR2 against the Jets Sunday. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 9:15 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (2096th)
    • Julian Edelman in concussion protocol
      Julian Edelman (concussion) was limited in Wednesday's practice.

      Advice: The fact that Edelman is practicing is a good sign, but his Week 16 status is up in the air. Edelman will be a high-floor WR2 if active against the Jets. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 1:12 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (2096th)
    • 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 17 Projected Points & Rank
      2.48 (2571st)
    • 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 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (2344th)
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