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    • Arian Foster to locker room with knee injury
      Arian Foster exited Week 17 against the Jaguars with a knee injury and is questionable to return.

      Advice: The Texans also announced a hamstring issue for Foster. He was injured near the end of the first quarter and missed the final series of the opening quarter before heading to the locker room after the break. Alfred Blue and Jonathan Grimes are handling backfield duties. Foster gingerly paced the sidelines. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 10:52 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      19.05 (3rd)
    • Report: DeAngelo Williams won't play Sunday
      According to FOX's Jay Glazer, DeAngelo Williams (hand) will not play in Sunday's Week 17 game at Atlanta.

      Advice: It's a bit of a surprise as Williams was listed as probable. But the Panthers coaches aren't comfortable with his blocking and they also seem to finally realize that saddling up Jonathan Stewart as a true feature back is their optimal play. Expect another 20-plus touches for the red-hot Stewart in Sunday's game for the NFC South crown. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 9:51 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      2.48 (2570th)
    • Vikings declare Week 17 inactives
      Vikings declared RB Henry Josey, S Ahmad Dixon, CB Shaun Prater, LB Chad Greenway, LB Brandon Watts, OL Carter Bykowski, and OG David Yankey inactive for Week 17 against the Bears.

      Advice: The Vikings have just two running backs active today: Matt Asiata and Joe Banyard. The Vikings grabbed Josey off waivers late in the season and will carry him on their offseason roster. He's a highly explosive scatback type. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 8:36 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (2378th)
    • Rashad Jennings active for Giants
      Rashad Jennings (ankle) is active for Sunday's Week 17 game against the Eagles.

      Advice: Jennings could have just packed it in for the season, but returns for a meaningless finale. He'll share time with Andre Williams. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 8:32 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      11.26 (54th)
    • Jamaal Charles officially active for Week 17
      Jamaal Charles (ankle, hamstring) is active for Week 17 against the Chargers.

      Advice: Charles was listed as questionable, but practiced throughout the week. He should be locked into a heavy workload with Chase Daniel starting. The Chiefs inactives are QB Alex Smith, WR Donnie Avery, CB Phillip Gaines, CB Marcus Cooper, C Eric Kush, OL Laurent Duvernay-Tardif, and DL Nick Williams. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 8:30 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      16.71 (11th)
    • Andre Williams, Jennings both active for NYG
      Andre Williams (shoulder) and Rashad Jennings (ankle) are both active for Sunday's Week 17 game against the Eagles.

      Advice: Expect a relatively even timeshare for Williams and Jennings in this one. We'd rather try to exploit the Eagles' defense with Eli Manning, Odell Beckham and the pass game. The Giants inactives: CB Jayron Hosley, LB Devon Kennard, G Eric Herman, OL Adam Gettis, TE Jerome Cunningham and DT Dominique Hamilton. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 8:26 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      7.17 (123rd)
    • Report: Terrance West will start vs. Ravens
      CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora reports Terrance West will start against the Ravens in Week 17.

      Advice: Literally laughing out loud. This comes a week after West played zero snaps because of poor practice habits. But he's getting the nod over Isaiah Crowell. It'll be hard not to fire up the Ravens defense anywhere and everywhere in fantasy. The Ravens need a win, and the Browns will trot out UDFA Connor Shaw at quarterback, West in the backfield, and be without Josh Gordon. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 7:10 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      4.80 (1749th)
    • Report: S-Jax out, Julio Jones in vs. Panthers
      NFL Network's Albert Breer reports Steven Jackson (quad) will not play Week 17 against the Panthers.

      Advice: Julio Jones (quad) will play. None of this is a surprise. Jacquizz Rodgers is expected to get the start for the Falcons, and he and Devonta Freeman will split the snaps. Freeman is the better bet for fantasy production. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 5:54 am
       
      Questionable
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (2311th)
    • 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
      Yesterday, 10:23 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      14.94 (19th)
    • 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
      Yesterday, 7:47 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      2.48 (2570th)
    • 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
      Yesterday, 7:24 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      9.63 (69th)
    • Shane Vereen (ankle) officially questionable
      Shane Vereen (ankle) is listed as questionable for Week 17.

      Advice: Vereen's status isn't in doubt, but his workload is up in the air in a game where the Patriots may rest their starters. LeGarrette Blount is questionable and Jonas Gray has been ruled out, so Vereen could lead the Patriots in carries this week. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 2:16 pm
       
      Questionable
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      2.73 (2556th)
    • Jonas Gray (ankle) ruled out for Week 17
      Jonas Gray (ankle) has been ruled out for Week 17.

      Advice: Gray didn't practice all week due to his ankle injury. The Patriots will get him extended rest before the playoffs. LeGarrette Blount (shoulder) and Shane Vereen (ankle) are listed as questionable against Buffalo. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 1:56 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (2363rd)
    • Chiefs list RB Jamaal Charles as questionable
      Jamaal Charles (ankle, hamstring) is listed as questionable for Week 17.

      Advice: He was limited in practice each day this week. Slowing down over the course of the season, Charles has finished on a disappointing note from a fantasy perspective. The Chiefs need a win against the Chargers to have a shot at the playoffs, however, and Charles almost certainly will play. You can see where Patrick Daugherty has Charles ranked among Week 17 running backs at the link below. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 1:28 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      16.71 (11th)
    • '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
      Friday, 12:14 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      2.48 (2570th)
    • Ronnie Hillman listed as probable
      Ronnie Hillman (foot) is listed as probable for Week 17.

      Advice: Hillman's role is uncertain. C.J. Anderson is locked in as Denver's feature runner, but Hillman could cut into change-up back Juwan Thompson's usage. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 11:59 am
       
      Probable
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      4.35 (1913th)
    • Saints place Pierre Thomas on I.R.
      Saints placed RB Pierre Thomas (ribs) on injured reserve, ending his season.

      Advice: Teams can place players on I.R. with minor injuries this time of year if they have no playoff hopes. The Saints were eliminated from the postseason hunt when they lost to the Falcons in Week 16. Thomas endured an injury-plagued 2014 season. He turned 30 earlier this month and is signed cheaply through 2016. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 11:49 am
       
      Injured Reserve
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (2323rd)
    • Falcons expected to start Quizz Rodgers at RB
      Jacquizz Rodgers is expected to be the Falcons' starting running back in Week 17 against the Panthers.

      Advice: Devonta Freeman will rotate in. Rodgers is a superior pass protector and will likely play more snaps than Freeman, just as he did following Steven Jackson's Week 16 injury. Freeman possesses more upside, but "Quizz" may be a better bet for usage. The situation is a tricky one to navigate in Week 17 fantasy leagues. Rodgers is priced cheaper on daily sites than Freeman. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 11:01 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      10.39 (61st)
    • 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
      Friday, 10:42 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      14.94 (19th)
    • 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
      Friday, 10:39 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      11.26 (54th)
    • Andre Williams listed as questionable
      Andre Williams (shoulder) is listed as questionable for Week 17.

      Advice: He was a limited participant in practice each day this week. The Giants' beat writers have expressed no real worry about Williams' Week 17 availability, although beat writers around the country took it easy this week due to the holidays. We suspect Williams will play against the Eagles, though it will be a situation worth monitoring on Sunday morning. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 10:38 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      7.17 (123rd)
    • 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
      Friday, 9:58 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      2.48 (2570th)
    • S-Jax officially questionable for Week 17
      Steven Jackson (quad) is listed as questionable for Week 17 against the Panthers.

      Advice: The Falcons try to be pretty secretive with their injury designations, but most signs point to Jackson missing the all-important finale vs. Carolina. Devonta Freeman is expected to get the bulk of the touches in the backfield with Jacquizz Rodgers mixing in as the change-up back. Freeman has some RB2/3 appeal. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 9:38 am
       
      Questionable
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (2311th)
    • Pierre Thomas (ribs) doesn't practice Thurs.
      Pierre Thomas (ribs) remained sidelined Thursday.

      Advice: With the Saints eliminated from the playoff picture, Thomas is looking very shaky for Sunday's meaningless finale. His status will be updated on Friday, but he'll most likely be held out for Week 17. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 3:40 pm
       
      Injured Reserve
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (2323rd)
    • Jamaal Charles (hamstring) limited on Thurs.
      Jamaal Charles (hamstring, ankle) was limited in Thursday's practice.

      Advice: The Chiefs are just resting Charles ahead of Sunday's must-win finale against the Chargers. He'll be ready to rock for his normal role. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 3:17 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      16.71 (11th)
    • Steven Jackson doesn't practice Thursday
      Steven Jackson (quad) remained sidelined Thursday.

      Advice: Jackson is expected to miss Sunday's NFC South title game. Devonta Freeman and Jacquizz Rodgers will form a committee against the Panthers. We'd expect Freeman to be used more between the tackles, with Rodgers doing work in the passing game, though the duo will likely be utilized in similar fashion. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 11:50 am
       
      Questionable
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (2311th)
    • 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 (2570th)
    • Ronnie Hillman practices in full
      Ronnie Hillman (foot) practiced in full Wednesday for the first time since his Week 10 injury.

      Advice: Hillman practiced on a limited basis last week, but was ruled inactive on Monday night against the Bengals. The Broncos often make their injured players practice for two weeks before activating them. So we'd consider Hillman on track to play against the Raiders in Week 17, serving as one of C.J. Anderson's backups. It's hard to see Hillman stealing anything more than 3-5 touches from Anderson, who has played at an extremely high level in his six starts. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 3:22 pm
       
      Probable
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      4.35 (1913th)
    • 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
      Wednesday, 3:17 pm
       
      Injured Reserve
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (2323rd)
    • 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
      Wednesday, 3:07 pm
       
      Questionable
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (2311th)
    • 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
      14.94 (19th)
    • 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
      11.26 (54th)
    • 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
      Wednesday, 8:30 am
       
      Questionable
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (2311th)
    • Henry Josey signs with Vikings
      Vikings signed RB Henry Josey off the Jaguars practice squad.

      Advice: It's a nice speculative pickup for a Vikings team that just gave up on Ben Tate. Josey opened eyes in the preseason for the Eagles, rushing 34 times for 225 yards (6.58 YPC) and adding 3-39-1 through the air. The UDFA scatback out Missouri of ran a 4.43 at the Combine. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 6:55 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (2378th)
    • 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 (2570th)
    • Ronnie Hillman inactive for Week 16
      Ronnie Hillman (foot) is inactive for Week 16 against the Bengals.

      Advice: Hillman was listed as questionable and a game-time decision. He should be back for Week 17 and the Broncos' playoff run as a change-up to C.J. Anderson. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 4:12 pm
       
      Probable
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      4.35 (1913th)
    • 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
      Dec 22, 11:56 am
       
      Questionable
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (2311th)
    • 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
      Dec 22, 6:39 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      14.94 (19th)
    • West's practice week left him on sideline
      Coach Mike Pettine said a poor week of practice was the reason Terrance West played zero snaps in Sunday's loss to the Panthers.

      Advice: West went from starting the previous two weeks to playing behind Shaun Draughn Sunday. The third-round rookie has been in and out of the doghouse all season, highlighted by a healthy scratch in Week 6 and a 26-94-1 performance in Week 10. Pettine is earning a reputation in fantasy circles as an unpredictable coach when it comes to usage. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 22, 6:13 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      4.80 (1749th)
    • 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
      Dec 22, 5:58 am
       
      Questionable
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (2311th)
    • Andre Williams busts a big one in win
      Andre Williams rushed 26 times for 110 yards in Sunday's Week 16 win at St. Louis.

      Advice: With Rashad Jennings (ankle) inactive and the Giants dominating from start to finish, everything worked in Williams' favor. His best run was a 45-yard burst that saw him absolutely truck stick Rams S Rodney McLeon and keep running. Unfortunately, he blew a blitz pickup which led to a few extra carries for Orleans Darkwa in the first half, one of which went for a 12-yard score. Williams projects for a big workload again in Week 17 against the Eagles as it would be a surprise if Jennings returns. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 21, 4:42 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      7.17 (123rd)
    • 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
      Dec 21, 3:43 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      14.94 (19th)
    • Jonas Gray rushes for touchdown vs. Jets
      Jonas Gray rushed six times for five yards and a touchdown in the Patriots' Week 16 win over the Jets.

      Advice: With LeGarrette Blount (shoulder) sidelined, Gray rotated "big back" carries with Brandon Bolden. Bolden out-gained Gray 32-5 on one fewer touch, but it was Gray who earned New England's random touchdown plunge in the fourth quarter. With New England's backfield as muddled as ever, Gray will be a risky DFS play in Week 17. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 21, 2:55 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (2363rd)
    • Arian Foster totals 124 yds, throws TD in win
      Arian Foster rushed for 96 yards on 25 carries in the Texans' 25-13, Week 16 win over the Ravens.

      Advice: He added 23 yards on one catch and even threw a five-yard touchdown as the Texans' do-it-all offensive centerpiece on Sunday. With Case Keenum drawing the start six days after signing off the Rams' practice squad, the Texans leaned heavily on Foster. He took snaps out of the Wildcat -- albeit without much success -- and tossed the Texans' only touchdown to C.J. Fiedorowicz on a toss play to the right. Foster and the 8-7 Texans have a faint pulse in the AFC playoff picture. They'll host the Jaguars in Week 17. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 21, 1:58 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      19.05 (3rd)
    • Jamaal Charles totals 77 yards vs. Steelers
      Jamaal Charles rushed nine times for 29 yards in the Chiefs' Week 16 loss to the Steelers, adding five receptions for 48 additional yards.

      Advice: Charles also lost a fumble. With everything on the line for his team, coach Andy Reid gave Charles just 14 touches in a game where Alex Smith chucked up 45 passes. It was another extremely disappointing game plan as the Chiefs lost for the fourth time in five games. Charles' fumble was a dubious call, as replay appeared to show his knee touching down before the ball came out. Charles and the Chiefs will square off with the Chargers in Week 17, where they'll need a victory to have any shot at the postseason. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 21, 1:48 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      16.71 (11th)
    • Shane Vereen turns in another dud vs. Jets
      Shane Vereen rushed six times for 38 yards in the Patriots' Week 16 win over the Jets, adding a 12-yard reception.

      Advice: Vereen entered the game to high expectations in the absence of LeGarrette Blount (shoulder), but as has become his custom, couldn't deliver. Vereen found himself in a three-man committee with Jonas Gray and Brandon Bolden, with six of his touches coming on one third-quarter series. In Vereen's defense, he should have gotten the ball much more. Vereen looked spry in the open field, and went for five or more yards on 5-of-7 touches. Vereen will do battle with the Bills' slumping run defense in Week 17. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 21, 1:42 pm
       
      Questionable
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      2.73 (2556th)
    • Terrance West gets 0 touches in Week 16
      Terrance West didn't touch the football in the Browns' Week 16 loss to the Panthers.

      Advice: Isaiah Crowell (16-55) was the Browns' lead ball carrier, while Shaun Draughn played ahead of West in third-down situations. West's deletion from the Browns' offense was not foreseeable, and his usage going forward is unknown. The Browns will close out the season against the Ravens in Week 17. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 21, 1:36 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      4.80 (1749th)
    • 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
      Dec 21, 1:20 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      9.63 (69th)
    • Jacquizz Rodgers gets an extended look
      Jacquizz Rodgers rushed 11 times for 29 yards Week 16 against the Saints.

      Advice: Rodgers got an extended run out with Steven Jackson sidelined by a quad injury late in the first half. Rodgers ran hard as he always does, but there is simply not enough talent in his legs to be a feature back. Devonta Freeman will be the Falcons' best bet to move the ball if Jackson is forced to miss Week 17 against Carolina, but Rodgers will likely lead the backfield in touches. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 21, 1:17 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      10.39 (61st)
    • 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
      Dec 21, 12:15 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      14.94 (19th)
    • 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
      Dec 21, 11:54 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      11.26 (54th)
    • 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
      Dec 21, 11:32 am
       
      Injured Reserve
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (2323rd)
    • 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
      Dec 21, 11:16 am
       
      Questionable
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (2311th)
    • 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
      Dec 21, 9:06 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      14.94 (19th)
    • Arian Foster active, as expected
      Arian Foster (hip) is active for Sunday's game against the Ravens, as expected.

      Advice: Listed as probable, Foster was never in real doubt. Expect the Texans to ride him hard as they try to hide Case Keenum. Foster is a strong RB1 despite a tough matchup with the Ravens' elite front seven. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 21, 9:03 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      19.05 (3rd)
    • 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
      Dec 21, 8:39 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      2.48 (2570th)
    • Shane Vereen officially active versus Jets
      Shane Vereen (ankle) is officially active for Week 16 against the Jets.

      Advice: As previously reported, neither Julian Edelman (concussion) nor LeGarrette Blount made the trip to New York. With Edelman sidelined, both Vereen and Danny Amendola will have bigger roles as pass catchers. The Boston Globe went as far as to suggest that Vereen will "pick up (Edelman's) slack." Also inactive for the Patriots are RB James White, CB Alfonzo Dennard, OG Dan Connolly, OT Jordan Devey and CB Kyle Arrington. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 21, 8:32 am
       
      Questionable
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      2.73 (2556th)
    • Ronnie Hillman unlikely to play on MNF?
      The Denver Post suggests the artificial turf at Cincinnati's Paul Brown Stadium makes it less likely Ronnie Hillman (questionable, foot) plays this week.

      Advice: Hillman is "close" to returning, but the Broncos won't rush him back after doing so with Montee Ball (groin) and ultimately losing him for the season. "I'm better than I was," Hillman said. "Getting better. Progressing. I'm just waiting for them to say, 'You're up this week.' Whenever that happens, it happens. Playoffs, next week, I don't know." Look for Juwan Thompson to spend one more week as C.J. Anderson's primary breather back. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 21, 8:14 am
       
      Probable
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      4.35 (1913th)
    • 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
      Dec 21, 6:31 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      14.94 (19th)
    • 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
      Dec 20, 9:41 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      14.94 (19th)
    • Shane Vereen (ankle) limited Wednesday
      Shane Vereen (ankle) is listed as questionable for Week 16.

      Advice: Vereen has played the last two weeks despite being listed as questionable. He projects for 6-8 touches against the Jets. Vereen won't be more than a low-end RB3 option for the fantasy finals. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 19, 2:03 pm
       
      Questionable
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      2.73 (2556th)
    • 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
      Dec 19, 11:41 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      14.94 (19th)
    • 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
      Dec 19, 10:08 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      2.48 (2570th)
    • 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
      Dec 19, 10:00 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      11.26 (54th)
    • 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
      Dec 19, 9:51 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      9.63 (69th)
    • Arian Foster back at Texans practice Thursday
      Arian Foster (hip) returned to Texans practice Thursday, getting in a limited session.

      Advice: Foster's Week 16 availability isn't believed to be in doubt. Even against the Ravens' stingy run defense, he's a high-end RB1 for the fantasy finals. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 18, 3:01 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      19.05 (3rd)
    • Ronnie Hillman (foot) limited on Thursday
      Ronnie Hillman (foot) was limited in Thursday's practice.

      Advice: Hillman remains day to day. Juwan Thompson (hip, knee) sat out Thursday's practice, leaving C.J. Anderson's Week 16 backup up in the air. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 18, 2:47 pm
       
      Probable
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      4.35 (1913th)
    • Jamaal Charles upgraded to 'full' Thursday
      Jamaal Charles (knee, ankle) was upgraded to "full" on Thursday.

      Advice: Charles is banged up, but he's proven effective at playing through minor injuries. He's locked in as a top-three RB1 against the Steelers' soft defense. Coach Andy Reid often loses the plot, but we expect him to feed Charles in a game the Chiefs have to win. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 18, 1:59 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      16.71 (11th)
    • Shane Vereen (ankle) still limited Thursday
      Shane Vereen (ankle) remained limited on Thursday.

      Advice: Vereen will play against the Jets, but can't be counted on for more than 6-8 touches. He's an uninspiring RB3. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 18, 1:58 pm
       
      Questionable
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      2.73 (2556th)
    • 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
      Dec 18, 11:39 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      2.48 (2570th)
    • 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
      Dec 18, 9:29 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      11.26 (54th)
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