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    • Pierre Thomas not at practice
      Pierre Thomas did not practice Wednesday due to a rib injury.

      Advice: When Thomas left the Week 16 loss to the Falcons early, it was announced as a foot injury. Now he's listed with a rib issue. Regardless, we should consider Thomas very questionable for Sunday's meaningless game at Tampa. His absence would upgrade the situation for Mark Ingram and give Khiry Robinson a shot at a few extra touches. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 3:17 pm
       
      Questionable
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      6.55 (149th)
    • Steven Jackson (quad) expected to sit Sunday
      Steven Jackson (quad) is not expected to play in Sunday's Week 17 game against the Panthers.

      Advice: At age 31, Jackson wasn't going to recover from a pulled quad muscle in seven days. So the Falcons will roll into their showdown for the NFC South with a committee of Devonta Freeman and Jacquizz Rodgers at running back. Practice squad callup Jerome Smith will be the No. 3 back. Note that following S-Jax's injury last week, Rodgers played 25 snaps compared to 18 for Freeman. Quizz will handle more of the third-down work and pass game duties, while the rookie handles more base work. We far prefer Freeman as the plug-n-play -- he's more versatile and a better inside runner. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 3:07 pm
       
      Questionable
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      10.24 (58th)
    • Julio Jones (oblique) held out Wednesday
      Julio Jones (oblique) did not practice Wednesday.

      Advice: Jones didn't look fully healthy last week, but still managed seven catches for a team-high 107 yards. The Falcons are resting him leading up to Sunday's NFC South championship. Roddy White (ankle) was also held out. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 1:14 pm
       
      Questionable
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      13.83 (30th)
    • Carlos Hyde still not practicing
      Carlos Hyde (ankle, back) remained sidelined at Wednesday's practice.

      Advice: Hyde will likely miss his second straight game against the Cardinals. Alfonso Smith should continue to back up Frank Gore. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 1:08 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (2340th)
    • Aaron Rodgers (calf) limited Wednesday
      Aaron Rodgers (calf) was limited in Wednesday's practice.

      Advice: Rodgers played through his calf injury last week, but his mobility was limited throughout the game. His status isn't in doubt for Sunday's NFC North championship. With the Packers playing for a first-round bye, Rodgers is safe to use in DFS leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 11:43 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      21.78 (4th)
    • Keenan Allen (collarbone) misses practice
      Keenan Allen (collarbone) did not practice Wednesday.

      Advice: Allen isn't expected to play in Week 17, but the Chargers are holding off on placing him on I.R. Malcom Foyd and Eddie Royal will continue to start, with Dontrelle Inman getting time in three-wide sets. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 11:31 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (1941st)
    • Ryan Mathews unable to practice Wednesday
      Ryan Mathews (ankle) remained sidelined at Wednesday's practice.

      Advice: Mathews hasn't played the last two games and has yet to resume practicing. Coach Mike McCoy said there's a "possibility" he returns for Sunday's must-win game against the Chiefs, but he's trending in the wrong direction. The Chargers will go with a committee of Branden Oliver, Donald Brown and Ronnie Brown if Mathews sits out. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 11:27 am
       
      Questionable
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (2245th)
    • Kyle Rudolph (ankle/knee) not practicing
      Kyle Rudolph (ankle/knee) is not practicing Wednesday.

      Advice: It's not a good sign for his Week 17 status. Chase Ford will continue to start if Rudolph is held out. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 10:34 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      5.89 (104th)
    • A.J. Green (arm) not practicing Wednesday
      A.J. Green (arm) is not practicing Wednesday.

      Advice: No surprise. Green will likely miss most of the practice week, but the Bengals have expressed optimism regarding Green's ability to play Week 17 vs. Pittsburgh. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 10:17 am
       
      Questionable
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      13.25 (37th)
    • Dwayne Bowe not at practice
      Dwayne Bowe (shoulder) is not practicing Wednesday.

      Advice: Bowe sprained his shoulder during last week's loss at Pittsburgh. He'll likely try to gut it out this week with everything on the line against the Chargers. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 9:52 am
       
      Questionable
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      5.99 (173rd)
    • 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
      Today, 9:38 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (2094th)
    • 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
      Today, 9:25 am
       
      Questionable
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (2341st)
    • Percy Harvin not back at practice
      Percy Harvin (ribs) is not practicing Wednesday.

      Advice: Harvin has all but been ruled out of Sunday's finale at Miami. Geno Smith will ride with Eric Decker and Jeremy Kerley as his top-two wideouts. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 8:51 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (1966th)
    • S-Jax not practicing, ATL calls up p-squad RB
      Steven Jackson (quad) is not practicing Wednesday.

      Advice: There was some early-week optimism on Jackson, but darker clouds are forming now. The Falcons called up RB Jerome Smith from the practice squad Wednesday morning, giving them depth behind Devonta Freeman and Jacquizz Rodgers. Given Jackson's age (31) and history of soft tissue injuries, we'll consider him very questionable for Sunday's showdown with the Panthers. If Jackson sits, Freeman and passing back Rodgers would form a committee. Freeman is the preferred add as he'd handle more base back duties. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 8:30 am
       
      Questionable
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      10.24 (58th)
    • Philip Rivers says he's feeling better
      Philip Rivers (back) practiced Tuesday.

      Advice: Rivers didn't practice on Tuesday or Wednesday last week, so he's ahead of pace. He said he'll be a full participant all week long. "I definitely feel better than last week," said Rivers, who fought through the injury to throw for 356 yards and four touchdowns in the Week 16 win at San Francisco. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 6:21 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      15.05 (45th)
    • GM Baalke says he wants Frank Gore back
      49ers GM Trent Baalke said he wants impending free agent Frank Gore back in 2015.

      Advice: Baalke is only going to want the career-long Niner to return under his terms. That likely means on a very cheap contract with an understanding that the team needs to feature Carlos Hyde more. Gore, who will turn 32 in May, takes a 230-962-4 line into Sunday's finale against the Cardinals. "Frank is going to want to discuss his role, and what that role is going to be moving forward," Baalke said. "What is the contract itself going to look like? We can both want each other's company, but to make that happen, there are hurdles that are going to have to be crossed." Rotoworld.com
      Today, 6:06 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      9.94 (63rd)
    • Report: Bengals optimistic on Green's status
      NFL.com's Albert Breer reports the Bengals are optimistic that A.J. Green (bruised biceps) will be ready for Week 17.

      Advice: Coach Marvin Lewis said as much in a Tuesday interview with ESPN. Green will undoubtedly miss practice time, but he's looking better than 50-50 to suit up for Sunday's AFC North title game against the Steelers. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 2:13 pm
       
      Questionable
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      13.25 (37th)
    • Carlos Hyde (ankle, back) sidelined Tuesday
      Carlos Hyde (ankle, back) remained sidelined Tuesday.

      Advice: It's looking like Hyde will miss his second-straight game. That would leave Bruce Miller and Alfonso Smith behind Frank Gore in what is expected to be Jim Harbaugh's last game coaching the 49ers. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 2:01 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (2340th)
    • A.J. Green (arm) escapes with only 'swelling'
      A.J. Green (arm) has avoided structural damage, and was dealing with only "swelling" on Tuesday.

      Advice: Appearing on ESPN's NFL Insiders, Bengals coach Marvin Lewis said Green had already regained his strength by last evening. Green took a first-quarter hit against the Broncos, eventually checking out for the night in the third. It sounds like Green will suit up for Sunday's AFC North title game against the Steelers, but his status can't be taken for granted. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 1:10 pm
       
      Questionable
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      13.25 (37th)
    • Jets expect Harvin (ribs) to miss Week 17
      The Jets expect Percy Harvin (ribs) to miss Week 17.

      Advice: Harvin missed Tuesday's practice. Per coach Rex Ryan, Harvin "can't do a whole lot." Missing Sunday's finale would mean Harvin heads into the offseason sporting just a 51/483/1 line as a receiver through 13 2014 games. He's added a 33/202/1 slash as a runner, but it's not exactly production befitting of Harvin's $10.5 million 2015 base salary. With GM John Idzik's job in danger, it's possible his replacement will be inclined to move on from Harvin. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 12:06 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (1966th)
    • Ryan Mathews misses another practice
      Ryan Mathews (ankle) was held out of Tuesday's practice.

      Advice: Coach Mike McCoy has said there's a "possibility" Mathews suits up for Sunday's must-win finale against the Chiefs, but he's starting the week off on the wrong foot. We'd expect the injury-prone back to sit, leaving Branden Oliver, Donald Brown and Ronnie Brown to again form a committee. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 11:25 am
       
      Questionable
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (2245th)
    • Keenan Allen (collarbone) sits Tuesday
      Keenan Allen (collarbone) was held out of Tuesday's practice.

      Advice: We don't see any way Allen is ready for Sunday's must-win finale against the Chiefs. It's possible he'll be sent to injured reserve later in the week to free up a roster spot. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 11:25 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (1941st)
    • Aaron Rodgers (calf) practicing on Tuesday
      Aaron Rodgers (calf) participated in Tuesday's practice.

      Advice: According to the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel's Tom Silverstein, Rodgers wasn't going "full speed," but he's very much on track to suit up for Sunday's NFC North championship game against the Lions. With the Pack playing for a first-round bye, Rodgers can be trusted in DFS leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:29 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      21.78 (4th)
    • Pack aren't too worried about Rodgers' calf
      Coach Mike McCarthy said Aaron Rodgers was "very upbeat and positive about" his strained calf Monday.

      Advice: Rodgers' calf pull isn't overly serious, but it was bad enough that McCarthy had to scrap some bootlegs and movement plays during Sunday's win at Tampa. Although the MVP candidate remains sore, Rodgers should be closer to 100 percent once Sunday's showdown with the Lions rolls around. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 7:32 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      21.78 (4th)
    • Philip Rivers will play in Week 17
      Coach Mike McCoy confirmed Philip Rivers (back) will play in Sunday's Week 17 game at Kansas City.

      Advice: Per ESPN, Rivers is fighting a bulging disk in his lower back that doctors fear is on the brink of being herniated. He still managed to pop off for 356 yards and four touchdowns in last week's wild win at San Francisco. With a playoff berth on the line this week, there's no way Rivers is going to sit. "Everyone has had some form of injury that they deal with at some point of time during the year," McCoy said. "Philip will play on Sunday." Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 6:12 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      15.05 (45th)
    • A.J. Green (arm) expects to play in Week 17
      Following Monday night's win over the Broncos, A.J. Green (arm) said he expects to play in Week 17.

      Advice: Green sustained the injury in the first quarter when a high throw from Andy Dalton left him vulnerable to a hit from T.J. Ward. Green tried to play through it, but was in visible pain and ended up leaving the game for good in the third quarter. Although X-rays were negative, the pain of the bruise was too much. The playoff bound Bengals still have seeding to play for against the Steelers in Week 17. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 5:48 am
       
      Questionable
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      13.25 (37th)
    • A.J. Green looking unlikely to return to MNF
      A.J. Green (arm) has been downgraded to questionable to return to Monday night's Week 16 game against the Broncos.

      Advice: Green originally hurt his arm on the Bengals' fourth offensive play, an Andy Dalton pick-six. He missed eight plays before returning for a few more with some padding on his bicep area. Green was able to run a few routes and see a total of four targets before exiting again. His night ends with zero catches. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 8:25 pm
       
      Questionable
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      13.25 (37th)
    • A.J. Green (arm) returns after missing 8 plays
      A.J. Green exited Week 16 against the Broncos with an arm injury but returned after missing eight snaps.

      Advice: Green got popped by T.J. Ward on Andy Dalton's pick-six on the Bengals' fourth offensive play of the game. Dalton threw the ball high, and Ward delivered the blow. The trainers wrapped Green's bicep with some sort of padding. He's not 100 percent, but owners can breathe with fantasy titles on the line. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 6:01 pm
       
      Questionable
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      13.25 (37th)
    • Mike Smith doesn't update S-Jax's status
      Falcons coach Mike Smith declined to update Steven Jackson's (quad) status at Monday's presser.

      Advice: Smith did say Jackson was undergoing testing on Monday. ESPN's Vaughn McClure has reported Jackson is tentatively expected to suit up for Sunday's winner-take-all finale against the Panthers, but considering Jackson's age and injury history, it's far from a sure thing. His status will be updated no later than Wednesday. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 11:56 am
       
      Questionable
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      10.24 (58th)
    • 'Possibility' Ryan Mathews ready for Week 17
      Speaking Monday, Chargers coach Mike McCoy said there's a "possibility" Ryan Mathews (ankle) is ready for Week 17.

      Advice: Mathews has missed the Bolts' past two games. Mathews has yet to resume practicing, so we wouldn't bet big money on him being ready to go against the Chiefs. If that's the case, the Bolts will keep going with a three-man committee of Branden Oliver, Donald Brown and Ronnie Brown. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 11:24 am
       
      Questionable
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (2245th)
    • Dwayne Bowe dealing with shoulder injury
      Dwayne Bowe sprained his shoulder in Sunday's loss to the Steelers.

      Advice: Bowe was never announced with an injury on Sunday, and played 52-of-66 snaps. It's likely a day-to-day type ailment, one he'll probably play through in this week's climactic showdown with the Chargers. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 10:17 am
       
      Questionable
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      5.99 (173rd)
    • Steven Jackson (quad) expected back Week 17
      According to ESPN's Vaughn McClure, Steven Jackson (quad) should be back for the Week 17 game against the Panthers.

      Advice: Jackson strained his quad during the second quarter of Sunday's win at New Orleans and didn't return. That allowed Devonta Freeman to get some extra touches, turning one of the them into a 31-yard touchdown run and adding a 3-48-0 line as a receiver. The 31-year-old Jackson is averaging 3.72 YPC this season as the Falcons' feature back. If the Falcons beat the Panthers, they'll win the NFC South with a 7-9 record. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 5:58 am
       
      Questionable
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      10.24 (58th)
    • Aaron Rodgers tweaked calf in win over Bucs
      Aaron Rodgers strained a calf muscle during Sunday's Week 16 win at Tampa.

      Advice: Rodgers suffered the pull during the second series, limiting him a bit throughout the game. He still finished 31-of-40 for 318 yards with a touchdown even though Mike McCarthy admitted he had to change his play-calling a bit to keep Rodgers in the pocket. "It got really tight about halftime," Rodgers said. "Came in and got a little treatment and it loosened up a tad but it was still pretty tight, and I had hard time running." Rodgers will be fine for Week 17's NFC North showdown with the Lions, the question will just be how close he is to 100 percent. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 6:18 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      21.78 (4th)
    • Julio Jones says he'll be 'OK' for Week 17
      Following Sunday's win at New Orleans, Julio Jones (oblique) said he'll be "OK" for Week 17.

      Advice: Jones wasn't 100 percent Sunday, but was healthy enough to put seven catches and a team-high 107 yards on the Saints. "I felt OK," he said. "I know I needed to be out there with my teammates. ... I felt pretty good: Not 100 percent, but it was good enough to go out there and get the W." We wouldn't expect Jones to practice much, if at all this week. But considering the Falcons are playing the Panthers for the NFC South next week, he'll almost certainly be starting again. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 6:06 pm
       
      Questionable
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      13.83 (30th)
    • Dwayne Bowe has six-catch day vs. Steelers
      Dwayne Bowe caught 6-of-8 targets for 57 yards in the Chiefs' Week 16 loss to the Steelers.

      Advice: The six-catch effort comes after Bowe was held to three or fewer grabs in five-straight games. That's what happens when Alex Smith is your quarterback. Bowe will do battle with the Chargers' burnable secondary in Week 17. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 2:24 pm
       
      Questionable
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      5.99 (173rd)
    • Aaron Rodgers throws for 318 yards, TD
      Aaron Rodgers completed 31-of-40 passes for 318 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's Week 16 win over the Bucs.

      Advice: Rodgers mostly had to settle for check downs, targeting Randall Cobb 14 times. His touchdown didn't come until late in the fourth quarter on a one-yard pass to Jordy Nelson. Rodgers suffered an ankle injury on a sack, but didn't miss any time. It was another disappointing start after he was held without a touchdown last week. With the win, the Packers have officially clinched a playoff spot. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 1:21 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      21.78 (4th)
    • Julio Jones catches 7 for 107 against Saints
      Julio Jones caught 7-of-8 targets for 107 yards Week 16 against the Saints.

      Advice: Jones did not play every snap, but he played the vast majority despite not practicing at all leading up to the game. Jones did not appear to be 100 percent healthy, but he still made several big plays including a huge 24-yard grab that set up the Falcons for a touchdown with little time left in the second quarter. Jones appeared to escape the game without any setbacks, meaning he should be good to go for the winner take all game against the Panthers next week. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 1:09 pm
       
      Questionable
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      13.83 (30th)
    • Percy Harvin done for day with rib injury
      Percy Harvin was forced from the Jets' Week 16 game against the Patriots with a rib injury, and will not return.

      Advice: Harvin went down midway through the third quarter, and was ruled out early in the fourth. The injury-prone wideout had four catches for 44 yards before going down, adding two rushes for one yard. With only one game left, it's possible Harvin has played not only his final snap of the season, but as a Jet. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 12:16 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (1966th)
    • 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
       
      Questionable
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (2341st)
    • Pierre Thomas exits Week 16 with foot injury
      Pierre Thomas exited Week 16 against the Falcons with a foot injury.

      Advice: Thomas is out for the game. It is unclear when the injury occurred. Thomas' final touch of the game was a 16-yard screen catch in the middle of the first quarter. He did not appear to injury himself on the play. With Travaris Cadet inactive, Mark Ingram could see a bump in pass-game usage. Khiry Robinson will see a bump in snaps as well. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 11:32 am
       
      Questionable
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      6.55 (149th)
    • Steven Jackson suffers quad injury Week 16
      Steven Jackson exited Week 16 against the Saints with a quad injury.

      Advice: Jackson's body language on the sideline did not look good, and he was ruled out for the game shortly after halftime. Devonta Freeman has entered the game at running back for the Falcons, and Jacquizz Rodgers should see some extra snaps as well. Jackson had four carries for nine yards before exiting. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 11:16 am
       
      Questionable
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      10.24 (58th)
    • Julio Jones reportedly looks good in warmup
      According to Jay Adams of the Falcons' official site, Julio Jones (oblique) is "really passing the eye test" in warmups.

      Advice: Adams is an employee of the team, so it's possible he's wearing rose-colored glasses. But his observations are worth passing along. Adams says Julio "looks strong, loose, ready" and is "running well." The Falcons desperately need to win this game over the Saints and desperately need their No. 1 WR as more than a decoy. We've ranked him 17th among wideouts. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 9:45 am
       
      Questionable
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      13.83 (30th)
    • Percy Harvin officially active versus Pats
      Percy Harvin (ankle) is active for Week 16 against the Patriots.

      Advice: Harvin is a tough sell as a WR4 as he does battle with the Patriots' Darrelle Revis-led secondary. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 8:37 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (1966th)
    • Vikings declare Week 16 inactives
      Vikings declared TE Kyle Rudolph, S Ahmad Dixon, CB Shaun Prater, FB Zach Line, LB Anthony Barr, OT Carter Bykowski, and G Charlie Johnson inactive for Week 16 against the Dolphins.

      Advice: Chase Ford will replace Rudolph as Minnesota's pass-catching tight end. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 8:34 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      5.89 (104th)
    • Dwayne Bowe (illness) active for Week 16
      Dwayne Bowe (illness) is active for Week 16 against the Steelers.

      Advice: He'll be a borderline WR4 in a dream matchup with the Steelers' shaky secondary. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 8:30 am
       
      Questionable
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      5.99 (173rd)
    • Julio Jones officially active against Saints
      Julio Jones (strained oblique) is officially active for Week 16 against the Saints.

      Advice: The Falcons reportedly saw enough from Jones in a pre-game workout to make him active despite Jones missing every practice this week. Jones could be limited by his oblique injury, but the buzz around Falcons' camp has always been he would be more than a decoy if active. He is a risky play during championship week, but his upside makes him a mid-range WR2 even with the risk. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 8:21 am
       
      Questionable
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      13.83 (30th)
    • Mort: Rivers may need offseason back surgery
      ESPN's Chris Mortensen reports Philip Rivers has a bulging disk in his back, and offseason back surgery "may be (an) option."

      Advice: Rivers has been playing through significant pain for more than a month. It's been borne out in his on-field play, although Rivers was still able to rally back for a Saturday night win over San Francisco in a gutty and highly impressive performance. Rivers is not in danger of missing the Chargers' Week 17 game at Kansas City. San Diego remains squarely in the playoff hunt. For as long as he's been in the league, Rivers has been one of the toughest players in football. He's even played through a torn ACL before. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 7:47 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      15.05 (45th)
    • Julio Jones' injury is a strained oblique
      ESPN's Chris Mortensen reported on Sunday Countdown that Julio Jones' specific injury is a strained oblique.

      Advice: Mort also reiterated that the Falcons are "optimistic" Jones will play today. The Falcons visit the Saints in a 1pm ET game, so we will have Julio's activity or lack thereof posted on the website no later than noon ET today. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 7:18 am
       
      Questionable
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      13.83 (30th)
    • Julio Jones 'walking fine' at Superdome
      Julio Jones (hip, questionable) was "walking fine" as he arrived at the Superdome Sunday morning.

      Advice: This doesn't hint at whether Julio will play or not, but it's fantasy title week and we're blurbing any and all information on critical skill-position players. The Falcons will decide Jones' availability during a pre-game warmup Sunday morning. The signs currently point toward Julio being active at the Saints. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 7:14 am
       
      Questionable
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      13.83 (30th)
    • Report: Falcons 'optimistic' Julio will play
      NFL Network's Albert Breer reports the Falcons are "optimistic" Julio Jones (hip) will play Week 16 against the Saints.

      Advice: Although he didn't practice at all this week, Jones ran off to the side each day and participated in Saturday's walkthrough. His final hurdle will be a pregame workout ahead of the 1 PM ET kickoff. This is the most important game of the season for the Falcons. There's plenty of risk that Julio could only be used as a decoy, but he'd be extremely tough to sit if he's active. We'll know soon. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 5:54 am
       
      Questionable
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      13.83 (30th)
    • Philip Rivers leads comeback win on Saturday
      Philip Rivers completed 33-of-54 passes for 356 yards, four touchdowns and three interceptions Week 16 against the 49ers.

      Advice: It was a tale of two halfs for Rivers. He started the game painfully slow, throwing two horrific interceptions and appearing to struggle with the various injuries that have hampered him the last several weeks. Rivers turned it on after the break, though, erasing a 21-point halftime deficit with three second-half touchdown passes. The performance was Rivers' best in months, but it is unlikely to repeat itself Week 17 against Kansas City. He will be no more than a QB2 for the season finale. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 9:41 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      15.05 (45th)
    • Gore turns back the clock on Saturday night
      Frank Gore rushed 26 times for 158 yards and a touchdown Week 16 against the Chargers.

      Advice: The highlight of the evening was a first-quarter run in which Gore rumbled through several Chargers on his way to a 52-yard touchdown. Gore racked up 129 yards before halftime and looked unstoppable early in the game. He slowed down in the second half, but Gore still had enough juice to post his highest single-game rushing total since 2009. Gore will likely struggle Week 17 against the Cardinals' stout rush defense, but he showed on Saturday he still has plenty left in the tank. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 9:16 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      9.94 (63rd)
    • Julio Jones participates in Sat. walkthrough
      Julio Jones (questionable, hip) participated in the Falcons' Saturday walkthrough.

      Advice: Beat writer Vaughn McClure takes this as a "positive sign" Julio will play Sunday at New Orleans. Although Jones' status won't be decided until just before game time, most signs point toward the Falcons counting on Julio to play. Sunday's Falcons-Saints game has a 1PM ET start, so we'll know his availability early. It's hard to imagine sitting Julio in fantasy leagues if he's active. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 8:19 pm
       
      Questionable
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      13.83 (30th)
    • 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 (2094th)
    • Frank Gore (concussion) officially active
      Frank Gore (concussion) is active for Week 16 against the Chargers.

      Advice: Gore was cleared to play after practicing on a limited basis. He'll handle all of the carries with Carlos Hyde sidelined. The 49ers inactives are WR Stevie Johnson, CB Tramaine Brock, OLB Ahmad Brooks, OG Joe Looney, QB Josh Johnson, and OG Andrew Tiller. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 3:59 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      9.94 (63rd)
    • 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 (2094th)
    • Report: Frank Gore will start vs. Chargers
      NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reports Frank Gore (concussion) will play in Saturday night's game against the Chargers.

      Advice: Gore practiced on a limited basis and has cleared his concussion protocols. With Carlos Hyde (ankle, back) ruled out, he should see an increased workload. Gore is a top-25 running back play for Week 16. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 12:51 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      9.94 (63rd)
    • Jones' availability based on pre-game workout
      Pro Football Talk reports Julio Jones' (hip, questionable) availability for Week 16 against the Saints hinges on a pre-game workout.

      Advice: Jones went through the same routine last week before ultimately being ruled out, but the mood surrounding Jones this week is far more optimistic. Despite not practicing at all this week, ESPN Falcons reporter Vaughn McClure said Jones "definitely will play." Jones' status will not be known officially until Sunday morning, but it appears he has a real shot to play against New Orleans. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 7:12 am
       
      Questionable
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      13.83 (30th)
    • Frank Gore listed as questionable
      Frank Gore (concussion) is listed as questionable for Week 16.

      Advice: He was limited in Friday's practice. The 49ers host the Chargers on Saturday Night Football. Beat writers are guessing Gore will play, but it's not a guarantee. Carlos Hyde has already been ruled out. If Gore does receive clearance by Saturday, he will be a high-end flex option against San Diego. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 1:42 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      9.94 (63rd)
    • Philip Rivers listed as probable
      Philip Rivers (chest, back) is listed as probable for Week 16.

      Advice: Rivers will start Saturday night's game at San Francisco. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 1:28 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      15.05 (45th)
    • Carlos Hyde ruled out for Week 16
      Carlos Hyde (ankle/back) has been ruled out for Week 16.

      Advice: Hyde's status for the 49ers' season finale is unknown at this time. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 1:21 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (2340th)
    • Ryan Mathews ruled out for Week 16
      Ryan Mathews (ankle) is listed as out for Week 16 against the 49ers.

      Advice: Branden Oliver and Donald Brown will share the backfield on Saturday against San Francisco. It's a fantasy situation to avoid wherever possible. Oliver got more Week 15 touches than Brown and would be the superior flex gamble. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 1:18 pm
       
      Questionable
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (2245th)
    • 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 (2094th)
    • Dwayne Bowe expected to play Sunday
      Dwayne Bowe (illness, questionable) didn't practice all week, but is expected to play Sunday against Pittsburgh.

      Advice: Coach Andy Reid said he's planning on having Bowe out there against the Steelers. Pittsburgh is without SS Troy Polamalu and LCB Ike Taylor. If Bowe were ever going to score a touchdown, this week is as good a bet as any. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 12:38 pm
       
      Questionable
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      5.99 (173rd)
    • Kyle Rudolph listed as doubtful
      Kyle Rudolph (ankle/knee) is listed as doubtful for Week 16.

      Advice: Chase Ford and Rhett Ellison will share tight end duties at Miami. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 12:15 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      5.89 (104th)
    • 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
      Friday, 11:45 am
       
      Questionable
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      13.25 (37th)
    • 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
       
      Questionable
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (2341st)
    • Frank Gore expected to play versus Chargers
      Frank Gore is "moving through the concussion protocol," and expected to start Saturday's game against the Chargers.

      Advice: Gore practiced on Thursday, getting in a limited session. It's excellent news for the 49ers, as Carlos Hyde (ankle, back) is expected to be sidelined. Struggling mightily in the second half of the season, Gore will be a middling FLEX play for the fantasy finals. He'll be backed up by FB Bruce Miller and Alfonso Smith. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 1:53 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      9.94 (63rd)
    • Kyle Rudolph misses another practice Thursday
      Kyle Rudolph (ankle, knee) remained sidelined Thursday.

      Advice: Rudolph is beginning to look shaky for Sunday's trip to Miami. Rudolph is coming off his first effective game of 2014, but will be difficult to trust as a TE2 at far less than 100 percent health. Rudolph has admitted his groin remains an issue in addition to his knee and ankle ailments. Chase Ford will start at tight end if Rudolph sits in South Beach. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 12:54 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      5.89 (104th)
    • Carlos Hyde (ankle) doesn't practice Thursday
      49ers RB Carlos Hyde (ankle, back) remained sidelined Thursday.

      Advice: Hyde has already said he'd need a "miracle" to suit up against the Chargers on Saturday. With Frank Gore (concussion) also looking shaky, the 49ers could be forced to roll with Bruce Miller and Alfonso Smith at running back. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 12:26 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (2340th)
    • 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
      Thursday, 12:25 pm
       
      Questionable
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      13.25 (37th)
    • Philip Rivers back at Bolts practice Thursday
      Philip Rivers (back, chest) returned to Chargers practice Thursday, getting in a "full" session.

      Advice: Rivers took a rare rest day on Wednesday, but will be ready to go for Saturday's game against the 49ers. Playing at well less than 100 percent without No. 1 receiver Keenan Allen, Rivers isn't a realistic QB1 for the fantasy finals. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 10:45 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      15.05 (45th)
    • Ryan Mathews sitting out again on Thursday
      Ryan Mathews (ankle) remained sidelined Thursday.

      Advice: Mathews "wasn't close" to playing in Week 15, and appears all but guaranteed to miss his second-straight game. The oft-injured 2010 first rounder could be heading into free agency having appeared in just 6-of-16 games this season. Branden Oliver and Donald Brown will form a low-upside committee against the 49ers. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 10:43 am
       
      Questionable
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (2245th)
    • Percy Harvin back at Jets practice Thursday
      Percy Harvin returned to Jets practice Thursday, getting in a limited session.

      Advice: Harvin will be fine for Week 16, but going up against one of the league's best secondaries with Geno Smith at quarterback, he's not a realistic WR3 for the fantasy finals. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 10:42 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (1966th)
    • 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
      Thursday, 10:28 am
       
      Questionable
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      13.25 (37th)
    • Dwayne Bowe misses another practice
      Dwayne Bowe (flu) is not practicing Thursday.

      Advice: Bowe also sat out Wednesday's session. He'll likely be fine for Sunday's game at Pittsburgh, but is a WR4 even in ideal matchups like this one. Bowe has zero touchdowns in 13 games played this season. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 9:52 am
       
      Questionable
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      5.99 (173rd)
    • 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
       
      Questionable
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (2341st)
    • Kyle Rudolph not practicing again
      Kyle Rudolph (knee, ankle, groin) is not practicing again Thursday.

      Advice: Rudolph's inability to completely put his sports hernia surgery behind him is a concern. If he is held out Sunday at Miami, Chase Ford will start. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 9:17 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      5.89 (104th)
    • 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 (2094th)
    • Report: Rivers battling back injury
      A league source tells ESPN's Adam Schefter that Philip Rivers is "battling a back injury that is bigger than people realize."

      Advice: Rivers has been playing banged up for a while now. A few weeks ago, Antonio Gates revealed that his quarterback has a "very severe rib injury" and now Schefter is exposing a back issue. Rivers (chest) did not practice on Tuesday or Wednesday, but will almost certainly be fine for Saturday's game at San Francisco. We wouldn't adjust any projections. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 5:31 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      15.05 (45th)
    • Carlos Hyde needs a miracle to play Saturday
      Carlos Hyde (ankle, back) said he does not expect to play in Saturday's game against the Chargers barring a miracle.

      Advice: Despite receiving good news following an MRI, it doesn't look like Hyde is going to be able to go on this short week. It's terrible timing, as Frank Gore (concussion) is in serious doubt as well. It's certainly possible the 49ers will be forced to roll with Alfonso Smith and Phillip Tanner at running back Saturday. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 2:14 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (2340th)
    • Kyle Rudolph (knee, ankle) misses practice
      Kyle Rudolph (knee, ankle) did not practice Wednesday.

      Advice: Rudolph recently admitted he wasn't completely over his sports-hernia surgery and is now dealing with knee and ankle injuries. He should be considered questionable for Week 16. Chase Ford would start if Rudolph misses time. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 2:08 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      5.89 (104th)
    • Hyde, Gore both remain sidelined Wednesday
      Carlos Hyde (ankle, back) remained sidelined at Wednesday's practice.

      Advice: Frank Gore (concussion) also remained out on Wednesday. The 49ers are on a short week with a game against the Chargers on Saturday night. With both Hyde and Gore uncertain for Week 16, the 49ers signed RB Phillip Tanner on Wednesday. Alfonso Smith and Tanner are the lone healthy backs on the roster. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 1:50 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (2340th)
    • Frank Gore (concussion) still sidelined Wed.
      Frank Gore (concussion) remained sidelined at Wednesday's practice.

      Advice: Gore says he feels normal, but has yet to be cleared by an independent neurologist. With Gore and Carlos Hyde (ankle, back) uncertain for Saturday's game against the Chargers, the 49ers signed RB Phillip Tanner on Wednesday. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 1:46 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      9.94 (63rd)
    • 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 (2094th)
    • Keenan Allen ruled out for Week 16 vs. 49ers
      Keenan Allen (ankle, collarbone) has been ruled out for Week 16 against the 49ers.

      Advice: As expected. Seyi Ajirotutu will fill the No. 3 receiver role behind Malcom Floyd and Eddie Royal. Look for Antonio Gates to see a bump in targets. Those hanging onto Allen in re-draft leagues can safely cut ties with him. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 1:07 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (1941st)
    • Philip Rivers held out again Wednesday
      Philip Rivers (chest) remained sidelined at Wednesday's practice.

      Advice: Rivers hasn't practiced the last two days, but isn't in danger of missing Saturday's game against the 49ers. He'll be a low-end QB1 for Week 16. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 11:33 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      15.05 (45th)
    • Keenan Allen not practicing Wednesday
      Keenan Allen (ankle, collarbone) is not practicing Wednesday.

      Advice: As expected. Battling a bum ankle and a broken collarbone, we're not expecting Allen to play Saturday night against the 49ers. He's likely done for the season. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 11:28 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (1941st)
    • Ryan Mathews still not practicing Wednesday
      Ryan Mathews (ankle) is not practicing Wednesday.

      Advice: Mathews reportedly "wasn't close to playing" last Sunday. With the Chargers now on a short week and playing Saturday night against the 49ers, Mathews' chances of suiting up appear slim. It'll be Branden Oliver and Donald Brown. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 11:21 am
       
      Questionable
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (2245th)
    • Percy Harvin doesn't practice Wednesday
      Percy Harvin (ankle) did not practice Wednesday.

      Advice: He should be fine for Week 16 against the Patriots after playing through the injury in Week 15. Harvin isn't a realistic fantasy option with Geno Smith at quarterback. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 10:49 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (1966th)
    • 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
       
      Questionable
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (2341st)
    • Kyle Rudolph still not 100 percent healthy
      Kyle Rudolph admits he's still not 100 percent healthy after undergoing sports-hernia surgery in September.

      Advice: He missed two months of action. Rudolph has played the past five games and set season-bests in catches (7) and yards (69) last week against the Lions. Neither he nor the coaching staff expect him to be back to full health until training camp next summer. Rudolph's four-year career has been derailed by injuries. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 6:54 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      5.89 (104th)
    • Carlos Hyde misses practice Tuesday
      Carlos Hyde (ankle, back) did not practice Tuesday.

      Advice: Hyde hurt both his ankle and back on a third-quarter play against the Seahawks. With Frank Gore (concussion) also sidelined, Alfonso Smith and FB Bruce Miller are the only other ball-carriers on the roster. We'd consider Hyde more likely than Gore to play Saturday night against the Chargers. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 5:26 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (2340th)
    • Gore, Hyde both miss 49ers practice Tuesday
      Frank Gore (concussion) and Carlos Hyde (ankle, back) both did not practice Tuesday.

      Advice: The 49ers weren't required to submit an injury report Tuesday, but they take on the Chargers on Saturday night, so both players are on a short week. Gore visited the doctor on Tuesday as part of the league's concussion protocol, while Hyde hurt his ankle and back in the third quarter last Sunday. Alfonso Smith and FB Bruce Miller are the only other ball-carriers on the 49ers roster. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 5:23 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      9.94 (63rd)
    • Keenan Allen taking things 'week by week'
      Keenan Allen says he's taking things "week by week" with his broken right collarbone.

      Advice: According to the Union-Tribune San Diego, Allen is "not considered a candidate for injured reserve." He has yet to undergo surgery, and "no such procedure is currently planned." It's interesting Allen and the Chargers are apparently so optimistic about an injury that typically sidelines players for the better part of two months, but we strongly suspect he's played his final snap of the 2014-15 campaign. Allen should be formally ruled out for Saturday's game against the 49ers some time in the next 48 hours. With Allen out, Seyi Ajirotutu will serve as the Bolts' No. 3 receiver behind Malcom Floyd and Eddie Royal. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 4:13 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (1941st)
    • Philip Rivers gets a day of rest on Tuesday
      Philip Rivers (chest) sat out of Tuesday's practice.

      Advice: The Union-Tribune San Diego has already reported there's "no chance" Rivers misses Saturday's game against the 49ers. Rivers is just getting a day of rest on a short week. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 3:46 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      15.05 (45th)
    • Ryan Mathews (ankle) not practicing Tuesday
      Ryan Mathews (ankle) sat out of Tuesday's practice.

      Advice: The Chargers are playing the 49ers on Saturday, so they're starting their practice week on Tuesday. Per reporter Michael Gehlken, Mathews wasn't "particularly close" to suiting up for Sunday's loss to the Broncos. That would suggest he's not a good bet to return for Week 16, which would leave Branden Oliver, Donald Brown and Ronnie Brown to again form a committee. It would be a situation to avoid against the 49ers' stout run defense. Mathews' status will be updated on Wednesday. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 11:33 am
       
      Questionable
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (2245th)
    • Keenan Allen diagnosed with broken collarbone
      Keenan Allen has been diagnosed with a broken collarbone in addition to his ankle injury, and is likely done for the regular season.

      Advice: Strangely, the Chargers have yet to formally rule Allen for Week 16, but barring a Bolts Super Bowl run, he's almost certainly played his final snap of the 2014-15 season. It appears the only reason for hope is that Allen briefly played through the injury in Week 15. It's a massive blow for the Chargers' scuffling offense, as Allen had really come on of late, catching 49 passes over his past eight games. He'll close the book on his second regular season the owner of a 77/783/4 line. Not a bad year, but a major downgrade from Allen's rookie campaign. He averaged just 10.2 yards per catch after posting a 14.7 mark in 2013. Nevertheless, Allen is only 22, and an elite route runner. He remains a strong hold as a WR2 in dynasty leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 11:19 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (1941st)
    • Pierre Thomas totals 94 yards in MNF win
      Pierre Thomas caught five passes for 83 and rushed for 11 yards on two carries in the Saints' Week 15 win over the Bears.

      Advice: The PT Cruiser has always seemed to have good games against the Bears, and it was no different n Monday night. On his first touch of the game, Thomas caught a simple screen pass and ripped off 39 yards. The Saints killed the Bears defense with screens the entire first half. Thomas isn't much of a threat as a runner, which leaves him as a hit-or-miss RB3, but he gets a good matchup in Week 16 against Atlanta. Thomas totaled 89 yards on 13 touches against the Falcons in Week 1. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 15, 8:59 pm
       
      Questionable
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      6.55 (149th)
    • Carlos Hyde undergoing MRI on ankle
      Carlos Hyde is undergoing an MRI on his injured ankle.

      Advice: He also injured his back in Sunday's loss to the Seahawks. "I just went down awkwardly," Hyde said. "I was trying to torque my body. ... I was trying to dip my shoulder but he caught on to me and pulled back." Frank Gore is currently nursing a concussion. Both players are uncertain for Week 15. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 15, 1:20 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (2340th)
    • 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
      Dec 15, 11:02 am
       
      Questionable
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (2341st)
    • Keenan Allen in walking boot, will have MRI
      Keenan Allen (ankle) left the stadium in a walking boot Sunday evening and will undergo an MRI on Monday.

      Advice: Allen was forced from the Week 15 game against the Broncos in the third quarter. He tried to return a couple times before he was eventually whisked away to the locker room on a cart. The Chargers offered no updates after the loss. We'll provide an update when results of the MRI are revealed this afternoon. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 15, 7:41 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (1941st)
    • Carlos Hyde says back, not ankle, is hurt
      Carlos Hyde said he injured his back, not his ankle, in Sunday's loss at Seattle.

      Advice: Hyde went down awkwardly in the third quarter and didn't return. Although it was announced as a right ankle issue, the rookie back said his back is the one he was going for X-rays on. With Frank Gore in the concussion protocol, it's a situation worth monitoring. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 14, 6:30 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (2340th)
    • 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
      Dec 14, 5:24 pm
       
      Questionable
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (2341st)
    • Percy Harvin held without a catch Week 15
      Percy Harvin rushed once for 10 yards and was held without a catch Week 15 against the Titans.

      Advice: Harvin did not appear to be bothered by his ankle injury. He looked fine on the 10-yard rush and had a good kickoff return in the third quarter. He could not haul in any of his three targets, though, and was a non-factor all game. Harvin has been inconsistent in his time with the Jets and cannot be trusted as anything more than a WR4 Week 16 against the Patriots. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 14, 4:36 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (1966th)
    • Philip Rivers throws two picks in loss
      Philip Rivers completed 24-of-41 passes for 232 yards with one touchdown and two interceptions in Sunday's Week 15 loss to the Broncos.

      Advice: Although Rivers somehow didn't get sacked, he was under heavy pressure all day and things got even worse when Keenan Allen went down with an ankle injury. It's yet another reminder of how good this Broncos defense can be with Aqib Talib and Chris Harris at corner. Rivers' season has gone in the tank since a red hot first month and a half. He's on the fantasy QB1 fringe. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 14, 4:25 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      15.05 (45th)
    • Rudolph goes 7-69 against Lions
      Kyle Rudolph caught seven balls for 69 yards in the Vikings' Week 15 loss to the Lions.

      Advice: He secured all seven of his targets. This was easily Rudolph's best game since returning from sports hernia surgery. He'll be a lower-end streamer option in Week 16 against a Dolphins defense that is normally very stingy in tight end coverage. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 14, 4:18 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      5.89 (104th)
    • Carlos Hyde (ankle) knocked out vs. Seattle
      Carlos Hyde was forced from San Francisco's Week 15 game against the Seahawks with a right-ankle injury, and will not return.

      Advice: Hyde got rolled up in ugly fashion in the fourth quarter, but was able to hobble off the field under his own power. He appeared to have a chance to return, but was ruled out with a little over five minutes remaining. Hyde was running well before going down, taking the rock six times for 55 yards. Five of Hyde's six carries went for at least five yards. With Frank Gore (concussion) also sidelined, FB Bruce Miller and Alfonso Smith are the next men up on the depth chart. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 14, 4:03 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (2340th)
    • Frank Gore done for Week 15 with concussion
      Frank Gore was forced from the 49ers' Week 16 game against the Seahawks with a concussion.

      Advice: Gore went down throwing a vicious block late in the first half. He attempted to stagger off the field under his own power, but collapsed in a heap before making it to the sideline. Concerned players from both teams huddled around him before he was helped off the field. Gore was running reasonably well before going down, taking the rock 11 times for 29 yards and a touchdown. His score was a pinballing number from 10 yards out. Carlos Hyde will carry the mail in the second half. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 14, 3:03 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      9.94 (63rd)
    • Keenan Allen (ankle) heads to the locker room
      Keenan Allen left Sunday's Week 15 game against the Broncos in the third quarter with an ankle injury.

      Advice: Allen's legs got bent awkwardly after a first-half catch. He appeared to shake it off, but was in and out of the lineup. In the third quarter, Allen was spotted taking a cart to the locker room. He had three catches for 18 yards on eight targets before leaving. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 14, 2:55 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (1941st)
    • 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
      Dec 14, 2:21 pm
       
      Questionable
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      13.25 (37th)
    • Julian Edelman goes 7/88/1 versus Dolphins
      Julian Edelman caught 7-of-10 targets for 88 yards and a touchdown in the Patriots' Week 15 win over the Dolphins.

      Advice: Edelman is now up to 92/972/4 on the season, and has caught at least seven passes in four-straight games. He's averaged 11.75 targets in the process. Edelman will be a high-floor WR2 against the Jets for the fantasy finals. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 14, 2:06 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (2094th)
    • Bowe makes a couple big plays against Raiders
      Dwayne Bowe caught 3-of-7 targets for 69 yards Week 15 against the Raiders.

      Advice: Bowe's 37-yard catch in the second quarter was his longest reception of the year, and he was ruled out of bounds on another long catch. Bowe had more than 45 yards in a game for the first time since Week 10, and it was only the fourth time all season he surpassed 60 yards receiving. Even with the "breakout," Bowe should not be owned in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 14, 2:04 pm
       
      Questionable
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      5.99 (173rd)
    • Steven Jackson totals 57 yards in Week 15
      Steven Jackson rushed for 46 yards on 11 carries in the Falcons' Week 15 loss to the Steelers.

      Advice: He added one catch for 11 yards. Jackson has been running pretty decently lately, averaging 4.37 YPC over his last three games. He's also found the end zone four times the past seven games. Still, Jackson is mostly a low-upside, back-end RB2. He gets the Saints in Week 16. Jackson rushed for 52 yards and no scores on 12 carries against New Orleans in the season opener. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 14, 1:54 pm
       
      Questionable
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      10.24 (58th)
    • Bills, drops shut down Rodgers as Pack upset
      Aaron Rodgers completed 17-of-42 passes for 185 yards and two interceptions as the Packers were upset by the Bills in Week 15, 21-13.

      Advice: He posted a career-worst 34.3 passer rating in the defeat. Rodgers seemed not to be on the same page with his receivers early in the contest. They also hurt him with five first-half drops. Rodgers went to halftime 8-of-24 passing for 70 yards with five punts by Green Bay in the first two quarters, and was picked by a route-jumping Bills S Baccari Rambo late in the third. Rodgers had Jordy Nelson wide open for a would-be 94-yard touchdown bomb later in the same frame, but Nelson flat dropped it. Rodgers was picked again early in the fourth quarter -- again by Rambo -- on a tipped pass over the middle. It's no consolation for fantasy owners who were bounced in the semis, but we'd fully expect Rodgers to get back on track in Week 16 at Tampa Bay. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 14, 1:21 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      21.78 (4th)
    • Percy Harvin (ankle) will play against Titans
      Percy Harvin (ankle) is active for Week 15 against the Titans.

      Advice: There were fears Harvin's season could have been over after suffering an ankle injury last week, but he will not even miss a game. Despite a big game against the Vikings last time out, Harvin is difficult to trust with Geno Smith running the show. The Jets declared DB Antonio Allen, OG Dakota Dozier, OL Wesley Johnson, WR Walter Powell, QB Matt Simms, DB Josh Thomas and DT Muhammad Wilkerson inactive for Week 15. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 14, 11:44 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (1966th)
    • Ryan Mathews (ankle) won't play vs. Broncos
      Ryan Mathews (ankle) is inactive for Sunday's Week 15 game against the Broncos.

      Advice: Matthews didn't practice all week and will be questionable for Week 16 as well. Branden Oliver will start, with Donald Brown mixing in as a change-of-pace option. Ronnie Brown could see some third-down work. The rest of the Chargers inactives: Ladarius Green, Mike Scifres, Dontrelle Inman, Damion Square, Ryan Carrethers and Cordarro Law. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 14, 11:41 am
       
      Questionable
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (2245th)
    • 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
      Dec 14, 11:13 am
       
      Questionable
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (2341st)
    • Percy Harvin likely to play vs. Titans
      NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports Percy Harvin (ankle) is expected to play Week 15 against the Titans.

      Advice: Harvin was able to practice Friday after sitting out Wednesday and Thursday. Even after his Week 14 outburst, Harvin can't be trusted with Geno Smith at quarterback. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 14, 7:38 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (1966th)
    • Julian Edelman to play Week 15
      ESPN's Adam Schefter reports Julian Edelman (thigh) will play Week 15 against Miami.

      Advice: As expected. Edelman is our No. 21 receiver this week. He gets a boost in PPR. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 14, 7:25 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (2094th)
    • Ryan Mathews 'highly doubtful' for Week 15
      NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports Ryan Mathews (ankle) is "highly doubtful" to play Week 15 against the Broncos.

      Advice: Not a surprise. Mathews didn't practice at all this week after hurting his ankle last week. Branden Oliver and Donald Brown will handle running-back duties for the Bolts. Neither is more than a desperation RB3/FLEX option. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 14, 6:08 am
       
      Questionable
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (2245th)
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