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    • Browns officially promote QB Connor Shaw
      Browns signed QB Connor Shaw off their practice squad.

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

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

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

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

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

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

      Advice: Carlson practiced in full the last two days, putting him on track to play. He was targeted three times by Ryan Lindley last week. Carlson will continue to be part of a committee with Darren Fells and Rob Housler. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 3:54 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      1.73 (2414th)
    • Crabtree (knee) officially listed as probable
      Michael Crabtree (knee) is listed as probable for Week 17.

      Advice: Crabtree was limited to 15 snaps last week due to his knee issue. He's played through multiple injuries this season, leading to a disappointing 64/657/4 line. An impending free agent, Crabtree faces an uncertain future with the 49ers. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 3:21 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      6.29 (159th)
    • 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
      Yesterday, 2:16 pm
       
      Questionable
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      4.18 (1932nd)
    • 'No guarantees' DeAngelo Williams will play
      Despite being listed as probable, "there are no guarantees" DeAngelo Williams (hand) will play Sunday at Atlanta.

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

      Advice: He practiced fully on Friday and will be out there against Pittsburgh. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 11:09 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      13.19 (34th)
    • Kyle Rudolph listed as questionable
      Kyle Rudolph (ankle/knee) is listed as questionable for Week 17.

      Advice: Rudolph did very little on the practice field this week. Even if he plays against the Bears, Rudolph would figure to be "limited" in the game. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 11:02 am
       
      Questionable
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (1799th)
    • Chris Ivory returns to full practice
      Chris Ivory (hamstring) returned to a full practice on Friday.

      Advice: Ivory will be in uniform when the Jets visit Miami in Week 17. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:45 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      8.72 (88th)
    • Percy Harvin practices, questionable
      Percy Harvin (ribs) returned to a limited practice on Friday and is listed as questionable for Week 17.

      Advice: Harvin is often nicked up, but he's also a fast healer. Early-week indications were that Harvin would definitely not play in Sunday's finale against the Dolphins, but he may now be available. He's likely a game-time decision. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:43 am
       
      Questionable
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (1971st)
    • Browns to start UDFA Connor Shaw in Week 17
      The Browns have informed Connor Shaw he will be their Week 17 starter at quarterback against the Ravens.

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

      Advice: He's practiced all week and should see some action against Tennessee. The Colts already have the AFC South sewn up, so Hilton's snaps could be limited. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:04 am
       
      Questionable
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      5.18 (205th)
    • DeAngelo Williams probable for Week 17
      DeAngelo Williams (hand) is probable for Week 17 against the Falcons.

      Advice: He'll make his return from a broken hand, but the Panthers remain concerned about Williams' ability in pass protection. Jonathan Stewart should continue to see heavy work, although Williams' reinsertion in the lineup is always concerning for Stewart owners. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:58 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      2.48 (2571st)
    • Julio Jones back at practice Friday
      Julio Jones (oblique) returned to practice Friday.

      Advice: He's listed as questionable but is going to play Sunday with the NFC South on the line against the Panthers. Jones isn't 100 percent but will be peppered with targets. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 8:17 am
       
      Questionable
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      13.89 (27th)
    • Percy Harvin misses another practice
      Percy Harvin (ribs, ankle) remained sidelined Thursday.

      Advice: Barring a surprise Friday return to practice, it appears Harvin will miss Sunday's finale against the Dolphins. It's possible he's already played his final down as a Jet. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 3:15 pm
       
      Questionable
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (1971st)
    • Ivory (hamstring) pops up on injury report
      Chris Ivory was added to the Jets' injury report Thursday, getting in a limited session with a hamstring issue.

      Advice: Ivory must have tweaked something in Wednesday's session, as the Jets didn't practice on Thursday. Their injury report was just an approximation. Ivory has a long history of hamstring issues, but the "limited" tag — as opposed to "DNP" — suggests he'll be ready for Sunday's finale against the Dolphins. Ivory's status will be updated on Friday. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 3:12 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      8.72 (88th)
    • Kyle Rudolph (knee, ankle) still sitting
      Kyle Rudolph (ankle, knee) remained sidelined Thursday.

      Advice: The injury-prone tight end appears poised to miss Sunday's finale. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 12:47 pm
       
      Questionable
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (1799th)
    • A.J. Green (arm) returns to Bengals practice
      A.J. Green (arm) returned to Bengals practice Thursday, getting in a limited session.

      Advice: It confirms that Green is on track to suit up for Sunday evening's AFC North title game. Green will likely be listed as "questionable" on Friday's injury report, but all signs point toward him playing against the Steelers. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 12:44 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      13.19 (34th)
    • Julio Jones (oblique) still sidelined Thurs.
      Julio Jones (oblique) remained sidelined Thursday.

      Advice: Jones could miss Friday's session, as well, but will suit up at less than 100 percent health for Sunday's winner-take-all tilt against the Panthers. He can be trusted in daily leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 11:48 am
       
      Questionable
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      13.89 (27th)
    • Patriots may not play starters whole game?
      ESPN Boston's Mike Reiss suggests the Patriots may not play their starters the whole game during Sunday's regular season finale against the Bills.

      Advice: The Patriots clinched the AFC's No. 1 seed when the Broncos lost to the Bengals on Monday night. Reiss suspects the Patriots could view this game "similar to a fourth preseason contest when the third preseason game doesn't go as well as planned." That could mean trying to "develop some momentum" on offense and if that happens, pulling guys like Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski for the second half. Of course, Bill Belichick has been known to keep his foot on the gas in tons of low-priority situations, so no one knows for sure what will happen. But there's certainly risk in using any Patriots this week. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 7:09 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      8.43 (182nd)
    • Michael Crabtree on SF future: It depends
      When asked if he wants to be back with the 49ers next season, impending free agent Michael Crabtree said, "It depends."

      Advice: Crabtree was a major disappointment this season, recording just 64 catches for 657 yards and four touchdowns. Colin Kaepernick's regression certainly hasn't helped, but there's also concern about Crabtree's ability since coming off a 2013 Achilles' tendon tear. Anquan Boldin has been far more effective in terms of both getting open and YAC. His market is extremely uncertain and the confident Crabtree may have his eye on a more pass-game friendly offense. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 6:07 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      6.29 (159th)
    • DeAngelo Williams (hand) practicing in full
      DeAngelo Williams (hand) is practicing in full for Week 17.

      Advice: Williams should have a limited role Sunday against Atlanta. He doesn't project for more than change of pace carries in his return. Jonathan Stewart is averaging a league-high rushing 109 yards per game over the last four weeks. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 5:24 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      2.48 (2571st)
    • 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
      Wednesday, 1:14 pm
       
      Questionable
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      13.89 (27th)
    • 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
      Wednesday, 10:34 am
       
      Questionable
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (1799th)
    • 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
      Wednesday, 10:17 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      13.19 (34th)
    • T.Y. Hilton practicing second straight day
      T.Y. Hilton (hamstring) is practicing again Wednesday.

      Advice: After not practicing at all last week and then watching the Colts offense fall flat at Dallas, Hilton has now practiced two straight days. He's on track to start at Tennessee Sunday. The bigger question is how motivated the Colts will be, as they're essentially locked into the AFC's No. 4 seed. For what it's worth, coach Chuck Pagano has said all his starters will play as he wants the offense to get some confidence back before the Wild Card round. Hilton is shaping up as a strong fantasy play. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 9:16 am
       
      Questionable
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      5.18 (205th)
    • 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
      Wednesday, 8:51 am
       
      Questionable
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (1971st)
    • 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
      Tuesday, 2:13 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      13.19 (34th)
    • 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
      Tuesday, 1:10 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      13.19 (34th)
    • 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
      Tuesday, 12:06 pm
       
      Questionable
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (1971st)
    • Practice-squader Shaw likely to start Week 17
      Browns QB Connor Shaw took "all" the first-team reps in Tuesday's practice.

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

      Advice: Jonathan Stewart took a well-deserved rest day, so Williams handled first-team reps. It looks like he's on track to return for Sunday's winner-take-all showdown with the Falcons. However, it would be a crime to give Williams any snaps at the expense of red-hot Stewart. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 9:14 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      2.48 (2571st)
    • T.Y. Hilton (hamstring) returns to practice
      T.Y. Hilton (hamstring) returned to practice Tuesday.

      Advice: Hilton did not practice at all last week, so this is a major step in the right direction. He's on track to play Sunday at Tennessee in a game that doesn't mean much for the Colts' playoff seeding, but is crucial to getting their sputtering offense on track. Coach Chuck Pagano has already stated that his starters will play. However, it's unclear how many snaps someone like Hilton, coming off an injury, will see. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 9:00 am
       
      Questionable
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      5.18 (205th)
    • 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
      Tuesday, 5:48 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      13.19 (34th)
    • 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
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      13.19 (34th)
    • 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
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      13.19 (34th)
    • T.Y. Hilton expected back for Week 17
      Colts coach Chuck Pagano said Monday he expects T.Y. Hilton (hamstring) to return for Week 17 against the Titans.

      Advice: The Colts are still in a position where they can't move much in the AFC playoff standings -- they're either the No. 3 or No. 4 seed, and can't clinch a first-round bye -- so they shouldn't play Hilton if he isn't at exactly 100 percent. They do likely want to enter the postseason playing well, and Hilton has carried the Indianapolis passing game throughout this year. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 1:15 pm
       
      Questionable
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      5.18 (205th)
    • Browns will give Connor Shaw 1st-team reps
      The Browns will give starter's reps this week to UDFA Connor Shaw.

      Advice: Shaw hasn't even been formally promoted off the practice squad yet, but likely will be on Tuesday. Johnny Manziel (hamstring) is done for the year, and Brian Hoyer is nursing a bum shoulder. The Browns may have to sign a free agent off the scrap heap to "compete" with Shaw in practice. Get ready to fire up the Ravens' fantasy defense if you're playing DFS in Week 17. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 1:09 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      11.56 (83rd)
    • Michael Crabtree's knee held him to 15 snaps
      Michael Crabtree (knee) was limited to 15 snaps in Saturday's loss to the Chargers.

      Advice: Crabtree gutted it out through a questionable tag, but wasn't right and didn't want to push it in a meaningless game. He did have to come back into the overtime contest late after other members of the receiving corps got nicked up. Consider Crabtree very questionable for the finale. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 9:13 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      6.29 (159th)
    • Gronk plays every snap for first time in '14
      Rob Gronkowski played on every offensive snap in Week 16, the first time he's done that this season.

      Advice: It puts a bow on a remarkable rehab off Gronk's ACL and MCL reconstruction 12 months ago. Proving more beast than human, he's played in every single game this season and has posted an 82-1,124-12 line. Gronkowski is fantasy's No. 1 scoring tight end by a whopping margin over No. 2 Antonio Gates and No. 3 Jimmy Graham. His status for Week 17 could depend on the result of Monday Night Football. If the Bengals can upset the Broncos, the Patriots clinch the AFC's No. 1 seed. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 7:03 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      3.68 (188th)
    • 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
      13.89 (27th)
    • Chris Ivory rushes for 53 yards vs. Patriots
      Chris Ivory rushed 11 times for 53 yards in the Jets' Week 16 loss to the Patriots.

      Advice: He wasn't targeted in the passing game. Ivory found himself in an even timeshare with Chris Johnson, who also touched the ball 11 times. Ivory enters Week 17 needing 95 yards from scrimmage to reach 1,000 on the season. It would be the first 1K campaign of the fifth-year pro's career. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 2:44 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      8.72 (88th)
    • Gronkowski goes 6/31/1 versus Jets
      Rob Gronkowski caught 6-of-10 targets for 31 yards and a touchdown in the Patriots' Week 16 win over the Jets.

      Advice: Gronk is now up to 82/1,124/12 on the season. With one game to go, all three totals are the second best of his five-year career. It's a remarkable achievement for a player who tore his ACL last December. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 1:57 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      3.68 (188th)
    • 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
      Sunday, 1:42 pm
       
      Questionable
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      4.18 (1932nd)
    • Brady, Pats survive feisty Jets in New York
      Tom Brady completed 23-of-35 passes for 182 yards, one touchdown and an interception in the Patriots' 17-16, Week 16 win over the Jets.

      Advice: Missing security blanket Julian Edelman, Brady was under siege from the opening whistle. Looking to get coach Rex Ryan one more upset of arch-nemesis Bill Belichick, the Jets treated the game like the Super Bowl, getting in Brady's face to the tune of four sacks, and countless other pressures. Brady's pick was an ill-advised pass in the face of the rush. New England was lucky to escape with a victory. The Pats have now clinched at least a first-round bye, and will earn home-field advantage throughout the playoffs with a Broncos loss to the Bengals on Monday Night Football. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 1:34 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      8.43 (182nd)
    • Stewart gets 26 touches in Week 16 victory
      Jonathan Stewart rushed 24 times for 122 yards and caught two passes for seven yards with a touchdown in the Panthers' Week 16 win over the Browns.

      Advice: Stewart was limited to three yards on his initial three carries before breaking an eight-yarder on his fourth. His sixth carry went for 17 on a zone-read run. Stewart was the focal point of Carolina's offense in this game, but did have a two-yard touchdown "vultured" by Cam Newton in the second quarter. Stewart came back to hit pay dirt on a nine-yard reception in the fourth quarter. Regardless of DeAngelo Williams' (hand) health, Stewart should remain a good bet for production in Carolina's NFC South title bout with Atlanta in Week 17. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 1:20 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      9.63 (70th)
    • 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
      13.89 (27th)
    • 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
       
      Questionable
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (1971st)
    • T.Y. Hilton officially inactive for Week 16
      T.Y. Hilton (hamstring) is officially inactive for Week 16 against the Cowboys.

      Advice: Hilton tested out his hamstring before the game, but the Colts eventually made the correct decision to sit their talented wide receiver. With the division locked up and a first-round bye a pipe dream, there is no reason to risk Hilton against Dallas. Donte Moncrief is a high-upside play against the Cowboys burnable defense. Colts also declared T Gosder Cherilus, G Joe Reitz, CB Jalil Brown, CB Sheldon Price, G Hugh Thornton and DT Montori Hughes inactive for Week 16. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 12:03 pm
       
      Questionable
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      5.18 (205th)
    • 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
      13.89 (27th)
    • DeAngelo Williams (hand) is out, as expected
      Panthers declared RB DeAngelo Williams, OL Carter Byndom, S Robert Lester, LB A.J. Klein, OL DeMarcus Love, OL David Foucault, and OG Amini Silatolu inactive for Week 16 against the Browns.

      Advice: Jonathan Stewart will remain Carolina's feature back against Cleveland. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 8:39 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      2.48 (2571st)
    • 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
       
      Questionable
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (1971st)
    • 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
       
      Questionable
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (1799th)
    • 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
      Sunday, 8:32 am
       
      Questionable
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      4.18 (1932nd)
    • 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
      13.89 (27th)
    • 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
      13.89 (27th)
    • 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
      13.89 (27th)
    • Report: T.Y. Hilton 'longshot' to play Sunday
      NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports T.Y. Hilton (hamstring) will try to play Week 16 against the Cowboys but is a "longshot."

      Advice: Look for Hilton to test out his gimpy hammy in warmups, but we're not expecting Hilton to suit up for the 4:25 ET kickoff -- especially with the Colts having little to play for. Owners need to have other plans in place. "If he's not 100 percent, can't open it up and be TY, then there's no sense putting him out there," coach Chuck Pagano said. If Hilton ultimately doesn't play, Donte Moncrief will see an expanded role in two- and three-wide sets next to Reggie Wayne and Hakeem Nicks. Moncrief is the preferred plug-n-play as he has the freshest legs and has out-snapped Nicks badly the last few weeks. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 6:22 am
       
      Questionable
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      5.18 (205th)
    • 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
      13.89 (27th)
    • Michael Crabtree plays limited snaps Week 16
      Michael Crabtree played limited snaps Week 16 against the Chargers.

      Advice: Crabtree came into the game questionable with a knee injury, but did not appear to aggravate the injury. Crabtree played sparingly in the first half and did not touch the field in the second half until the 49ers' final drive of the fourth quarter. He did not record a stat in regulation, but he did manage a five-yard reception in overtime. After Crabtree was vocal about his perceived lack of involvement in the offense earlier in the season, it is certainly possible his absence was not injury related. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 7:41 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      6.29 (159th)
    • Report: Hilton will only play if 100 percent
      Coach Chuck Pagano said T.Y. Hilton (questionable, hamstring) will only play if he's 100 percent and can be himself.

      Advice: Hilton didn't practice all week and is on the doubtful side of his questionable tag. He'll be a game-time decision, but it would be surprising if he plays. Donte Moncrief will see an expanded role opposite Reggie Wayne if Hilton is held out. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 6:01 pm
       
      Questionable
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      5.18 (205th)
    • Michael Crabtree (knee) listed questionable
      Michael Crabtree (knee) is listed as questionable for Week 16.

      Advice: Crabtree practiced the last two days and is on track to start against the Chargers. He's the No. 46 wideout in Rotoworld's Week 16 rankings. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 2:25 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      6.29 (159th)
    • 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
      Friday, 2:03 pm
       
      Questionable
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      4.18 (1932nd)
    • 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
       
      Questionable
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (1799th)
    • T.Y. Hilton not expected to play Sunday
      ESPN Colts reporter Mike Wells believes "it would be surprising" if T.Y. Hilton (questionable, hamstring) played Sunday at Dallas.

      Advice: The Colts have already locked up the AFC South. From a postseason standpoint, the only reason they'd want to ensure a win in Sunday's game would be to avoid the No. 4 seed, which could end up as trip to New England in the Divisional Round. If the Colts are going to do anything in the playoffs, however, they need Hilton's hamstring healthy first and foremost. He's on the doubtful side of his questionable tag for Sunday's game at JerryWorld. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 12:14 pm
       
      Questionable
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      5.18 (205th)
    • 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
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      13.19 (34th)
    • T.Y. Hilton on Week 16 status: 'I don't know'
      Updating a previous item, T.Y. Hilton (hamstring, questionable) stated "I don't know" when asked if he will play Sunday against the Cowboys.

      Advice: It's a red flag because players are typically overly optimistic about their own odds of playing. "I don't know," conceded Hilton, who did not practice all week. "I'm going to go talk to Coach. Did some field work. I feel all right. So I'm going to go talk to him and see what's up." Hilton is officially a game-time decision, but we're still guessing he won't play. "If our conversation goes well and (Pagano) wants me to play, then I'll play," T.Y. added. "If not, I'll sit out." Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 11:28 am
       
      Questionable
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      5.18 (205th)
    • T.Y. Hilton sees self '50-50' to face Cowboys
      T.Y. Hilton (hamstring, questionable) told reporters Friday afternoon that he feels "50-50" to play Sunday at Dallas.

      Advice: Per beat writer Stephen Holder, Hilton's words were "cryptic." The Colts have very little to gain by pushing Hilton to play against the Cowboys, and much more to gain if he's 100 percent for the playoffs. We're just speculating, but would bet against Hilton being active at Dallas. Reggie Wayne and Donte Moncrief would then likely be Indianapolis' starters in two-wide sets. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 10:39 am
       
      Questionable
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      5.18 (205th)
    • DeAngelo Williams expected to miss Week 16
      Panthers coach Ron Rivera indicated Friday that DeAngelo Williams (questionable, hand) will not play Sunday at Cleveland.

      Advice: Rivera left open the possibility of Williams being active on game day as an "emergency back," but he's not going to be a factor unless other running backs get injured during the game. Jonathan Stewart is an RB2 against the Browns' weak run defense. Mike Tolbert will be second in line for backfield work. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 10:08 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      2.48 (2571st)
    • Jonathan Stewart will make start vs. Browns
      Coach Ron Rivera announced Jonathan Stewart will start Week 16 against the Browns.

      Advice: DeAngelo Williams (hand) will only be used in an "emergency," leaving Stewart to handle another 20-plus carries against a suspect Cleveland run defense. With Cam Newton back under center, it should open up more running lanes than Stewart saw with Derek Anderson in Week 15. Stewart is in the RB2 discussion. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 9:51 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      9.63 (70th)
    • Michael Crabtree back at practice Thursday
      Michael Crabtree (knee) returned to 49ers practice Thursday, getting in a limited session.

      Advice: The WR4 is now on track to start Saturday's game against the Chargers. Crabtree's status will be updated on Friday. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 3:11 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      6.29 (159th)
    • 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
      Thursday, 1:58 pm
       
      Questionable
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      4.18 (1932nd)
    • 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
       
      Questionable
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (1799th)
    • 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
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      13.19 (34th)
    • D-Will gets in another 'limited' practice
      DeAngelo Williams (hand) remained limited in Thursday's practice.

      Advice: Barring a setback, D-Will should return after a two-game absence, though the Panthers aren't sure how he'll fare in the passing game. In theory, he'll cut into Jonathan Stewart's workload, but we wouldn't be surprised if Williams is nothing more than a breather option for J-Stew, who has run well in Williams' absence. D-Will is not on the fantasy radar for Week 16. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 11:39 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      2.48 (2571st)
    • 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
       
      Questionable
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (1971st)
    • 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
       
      Questionable
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (1799th)
    • Michael Crabtree (knee) doesn't practice
      Michael Crabtree (knee) did not practice Wednesday.

      Advice: Crabtree's status is in question with the 49ers playing on a short week. He'll be updated again on Thursday. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 4:26 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      6.29 (159th)
    • 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
       
      Questionable
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (1799th)
    • Shane Vereen (ankle) limited Wednesday
      Shane Vereen (ankle) was limited in Wednesday's practice.

      Advice: Vereen hasn't had any setbacks with his ankle injury. He'll be a boom-or-bust FLEX option against the Jets for the fantasy finals. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 1:19 pm
       
      Questionable
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      4.18 (1932nd)
    • DeAngelo Williams limited on Wednesday
      DeAngelo Williams (hand) was limited in Wednesday's practice.

      Advice: Williams is on track to return this week after sitting out the last two games. He'll cut into Jonathan Stewart's workload, but won't be a fantasy option. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 12:20 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      2.48 (2571st)
    • 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
       
      Questionable
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (1971st)
    • 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
       
      Questionable
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (1799th)
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