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    • Eddie Lacy (eye) says he's 'very blind'
      Speaking Thursday, Eddie Lacy (eye) said he's "very blind" and may have to wear goggles for Week 16 against the Bucs.

      Advice: Lacy's eye is irritated due to an issue with his contact lens. He hopes to be able to wear contacts for the game Sunday, but left the door open for him to pull off the Eric Dickerson look. Either way, Lacy's status for Week 16 isn't in serious question, though he and James Starks could split work more evenly than last week. Lacy is currently our No. 5 running back for fantasy title week. Rotoworld.com
      35 minutes ago
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      15.95 (13th)
    • Cam Newton fully expected to start vs. Browns
      Coach Ron Rivera said Cam Newton (back) is on target to start Week 16 against the Browns.

      Advice: Rivera will formally announce a decision this morning. Newton took the majority of the first-team reps in Thursday's practice as a full participant. He'll be a high-end QB2 with obvious upside against the Browns' stout pass defense. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 6:07 am
       
      Questionable
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      16.04 (33rd)
    • Marcedes Lewis scores touchdown in vicotry
      Marcedes Lewis caught 2-of-3 targets for six yards and a touchdown in the Jags' Week 16 win over the Titans.

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

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

      Advice: Todman had the play of the night in the fourth quarter. With the Jags running a fake reverse, Todman took the handoff, made one cut and was off to the races for a 62-yard touchdown. Todman showed serious speed in housing his first score of the year. He could be in for a bigger role in Week 17 if Toby Gerhart (ribs) can't go. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:01 pm
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      3.61 (2399th)
    • Delanie Walker has four-catch night vs. Jags
      Delanie Walker caught 4-of-6 targets for 54 yards in the Titans' Week 16 loss to the Jaguars.

      Advice: Walker's knee was not an issue. Walker cost himself a fifth grab by failing to get both feet in bounds when it appeared he should have been able to. That's easy for us to say, of course. Producing like a mid-range TE1, that's what Walker will remain for Week 17 against the Colts. Walker could be an interesting play in DFS leagues if the Colts send out their B Team. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 8:54 pm
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      7.08 (92nd)
    • Cecil Shorts has another inefficient night
      Cecil Shorts caught 2-of-7 targets for 15 yards in the Jaguars' Week 16 win over the Titans.

      Advice: It was another brutal effort for a veteran in the midst of a disappointing season, as Shorts committed no fewer than three drops. In a sign of how Shorts' night went, one of his muffs was wiped out by an offensive pass interference penalty. Shorts won't be a recommended DFS play in Week 17 against the Texans. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 8:45 pm
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      6.41 (154th)
    • Leon Washington totals 73 yards vs. Jags
      Leon Washington caught 7-of-7 targets for 62 yards and a touchdown in Tennessee's Week 16 loss to the Jaguars, adding four rushes for 11 yards.

      Advice: With Dexter McCluster (knee) done for the season, Washington was the Titans' change-of-pace back, and easily led the backfield in yards from scrimmage. Amusingly, Washington received a goal-line carry on Tennessee's opening drive. He failed to cash it in, but caught an eight-yard score two plays later. It would go down as the Titans' only touchdown of the night. Despite the nifty performance, Washington won't be on the Week 17 DFS radar. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 8:40 pm
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      3.62 (2398th)
    • Bortles, Jags outlast Titans in TNF finale
      Blake Bortles completed 13-of-26 passes for 115 yards and a touchdown in the Jaguars' 21-13, Week 16 win over the Titans, adding five rushes for 50 yards.

      Advice: Bortles' sprained foot was not an issue. In the merciful end to an unimpressive slate of Thursday night games, Tennessee and Jacksonville put on a reasonably good show. Bortles got off to a painfully slow start, completing just four passes for 10 yards through the Jags' first four drives. He never exactly got in a groove, but finally started driving the ball and sustaining drives. He took "just" four sacks four days after getting walloped for eight by the Ravens. Bortles committed a fumble, but the Jags recovered. Bortles hasn't put a lot of positive things on tape, but has had abysmal protection and a revolving door at running back, receiver and tight end. The jury remains out. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 8:19 pm
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      15.90 (34th)
    • Delanie Walker (knee) active for Week 16
      Delanie Walker (knee) is active for Week 16 against the Jaguars.

      Advice: Walker's injury was never a serious concern. He gets a slight downgrade with Charlie Whitehurst calling the shots at quarterback, but remains a mid-range TE1 for the fantasy finals. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 4:07 pm
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      7.08 (92nd)
    • Cobb yet to begin contract talks with Packers
      Speaking Thursday, walk-year WR Randall Cobb said he's yet to begin long-term talks with the Packers.

      Advice: "I guess there's still more to do," Cobb said. "So, just continue to put my nose down every day and focus on getting the team into the playoffs, and doing everything I can to bring back the Super Bowl." Cobb is 12th in the NFL in receiving (1,076 yards), while his 10 scores are tied for eighth. ESPN's Rob Demovsky believes the Pack are more likely to re-sign Cobb than not. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 2:40 pm
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      12.32 (48th)
    • Bortles ready for Thursday Night Football
      Blake Bortles (foot) is active for Week 16 against the Titans.

      Advice: The word comes straight from the team. Bortles' mid-foot "sprain" is apparently more of a tweak. It's good news for curious Thursday Night Football viewers, but Bortles has been playing absolutely-brutal football. Chad Henne would probably give the Jags a better chance to win, but that's obviously not their top priority right now. Jax needs Bortles to continue his on-the-field development. Bortles has thrown for multiple scores in just 2-of-12 appearances, and is taking an unholy amount of sacks. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 2:09 pm
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      15.90 (34th)
    • 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
      Yesterday, 1:58 pm
       
      Questionable
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      8.94 (89th)
    • 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
      Yesterday, 1:53 pm
       
      Questionable
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      10.68 (63rd)
    • Julius Thomas practicing in full for Week 16
      Julius Thomas (ankle) is practicing in full for Week 16.

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

      Advice: Asiata is fully expected to lead the Vikings' backfield against Miami. He'll be a borderline RB2 for the fantasy finals, one who will hurt owners if he doesn't find the end zone. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 12:59 pm
       
      Questionable
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      9.70 (76th)
    • Daniel Thomas (knee) not practicing
      Daniel Thomas (knee) missed Wednesday and Thursday's practices.

      Advice: Thomas is looking shaky for Sunday's game against the Vikings. Damien Williams will back up Lamar Miller if Thomas can't go. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 12:53 pm
       
      Questionable
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      2.56 (2545th)
    • Charles Clay 'limited' on Thursday
      Charles Clay (knee, hamstring) remained limited on Thursday.

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

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

      Advice: Helu should be ready to return as the Redskins' pass-catching back after a one-game absence. That means Chris Thompson will head back to the bench. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 11:43 am
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      3.93 (1929th)
    • Cam Newton 'on target' to start versus Browns
      Cam Newton (back) was a full participant in Thursday's practice, and is "on target" to start Sunday's game against the Browns.

      Advice: Barring a setback, coach Ron Rivera expects Newton to "probably" start over Derek Anderson. It's a huge boost for the Panthers as they try to stay alive in the NFC South. Newton had his best game of the season in Week 14 before his car accident, but will be a borderline QB1 if he suits up for the fantasy finals. His health is obviously a question mark, and the Browns sport a stouter defense than New Orleans. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 11:32 am
       
      Questionable
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      16.04 (33rd)
    • Eddie Lacy (eye) remains limited on Thursday
      Eddie Lacy (eye) remained limited on Thursday.

      Advice: Lacy's health is not a concern for the fantasy finals. He's locked in as a top-five RB1 for Week 16. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 11:29 am
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      15.95 (13th)
    • Cam Newton (back) mum on Week 16 status
      Speaking after Thursday's practice, Cam Newton (back) declined to say if he expected to start Sunday's game against the Browns.

      Advice: "I'm fine either way it goes," Newton said. "I don't want to be a distraction." Newton also added that he's felt "no pain" on the practice field, and has "no fear" of further injury. Barring a setback, he sounds like a quarterback who's going to take the football field on Sunday. Newton's status will be updated no later than Friday afternoon. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:59 am
       
      Questionable
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      16.04 (33rd)
    • Torrey Smith not on injury report
      Torrey Smith is not listed on the Week 16 injury report.

      Advice: It's a bit of a surprise. Smith's knee injury turned him into a mere decoy in Week 14 and then he posted 2-16-0 on three targets in Week 15. By not even mentioning him on the injury report, the Ravens are saying he's close to 100 percent for a dreamy matchup with the Texans Sunday. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:35 am
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      7.52 (118th)
    • Cam Newton getting most of first-team reps
      Cam Newton (back) took the majority of first-team reps at practice Thursday.

      Advice: Newton appears on track to return after missing just one game. He'd slide in as a back-end QB1 against the Browns, although he'd come with risk. When Newton is hesitant to use his legs, his fantasy projection is severely capped. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:21 am
       
      Questionable
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      16.04 (33rd)
    • LeSean McCoy concedes goal-line work to Polk
      LeSean McCoy admitted that Chris Polk is taking over as the Eagles' primary goal-line back.

      Advice: Polk played three snaps in Week 15, turning two of them into short touchdowns. A third goal-line carry went to Darren Sproles. "Polk's obviously a little bit more powerful back, so they've been giving him some of the runs in short-yardage in a couple games, especially last game. ... "There's just some plays on 3rd-and-1 type of situations where I probably wouldn't have gotten it, where I see him kind of hit a guy, drag a guy and get in there," McCoy candidly conceded. It's not out of the question that Shady gets some goal-line chances in the flow of the Eagles' hurry-up scheme, but Polk is a drain on touchdown projections. We already know McCoy was struggling to churn up yards and has lost significant pass-game work to Sproles. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:04 am
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      13.81 (25th)
    • Roddy White back at practice Thursday
      Roddy White (knee) returned to practice Thursday.

      Advice: He was officially limited. White was just taking a maintenance day Wednesday. The knee doesn't appear to be a real issue, but the 33-year-old's upside is capped by a lack of juice in his legs. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 8:52 am
       
      Questionable
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      10.17 (72nd)
    • Julio Jones misses another practice Thursday
      Julio Jones (hip) remained sidelined at Falcons practice Thursday.

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

      Advice: Scales replaces Kevin McDermott, who lands on IR due to an elbow injury. McDermott also blew a snap that cost the Ravens a field goal against the Jags in Week 15. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 8:26 am
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (-th)
    • Dustin Hopkins signed to Saints p-squad
      Saints signed K Dustin Hopkins to their practice squad.

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

      Advice: DeMarco Murray (hand) participated in individual drills and even caught some passes two days after surgery, putting him on track to play against the Colts. But if he can't, Randle would handle the majority of base back duties, including goal-line work. That's key as eight of DeMarco's 11 touchdowns this season have come from three yards out or closer. Randle is the preferred handcuff while we await more news on Murray. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 5:49 am
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      1.66 (2584th)
    • Polk -- not Shady -- gets 1st RB practice rep
      According to CSN Philly's Reuben Frank, Chris Polk received the first running back rep at Eagles practice on Wednesday, ahead of LeSean McCoy.

      Advice: McCoy laughed off the running back order following the practice, and Frank concedes it's "impossible to tell" if it actually meant anything. McCoy was reportedly "on the sideline while Polk worked with the first unit." Reporters were only able to view two practice reps before the session was closed to media. "We rotate all the time," McCoy said Wednesday afternoon. "(RBs coach) Duce (Staley) pulled me out. (Darren) Sproles wasn't in either." The Eagles are preparing to play the Redskins on Saturday evening. When Philly and Washington played earlier this year, McCoy managed 22 yards on 19 carries. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 7:20 pm
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      13.81 (25th)
    • Charles Clay limited in Wednesday practice
      Charles Clay (hamstring, knee) was limited in Wednesday's practice.

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

      Advice: Asiata played the majority of snaps in Sunday's loss. There's been no indication his foot injury will keep him out this week. Asiata is a touchdown-dependent FLEX option against Miami. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 2:21 pm
       
      Questionable
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      9.70 (76th)
    • 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
       
      Questionable
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      10.68 (63rd)
    • 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 16 Projected Points & Rank
      8.94 (89th)
    • Eddie Lacy (eye) limited Wednesday
      Eddie Lacy (eye) was limited in Wednesday's practice.

      Advice: The Packers listed Lacy with an eye injury, so this isn't related to his hip issue. With 100 total yards in seven straight games, Lacy is locked in as an RB1 for Week 16 against the Bucs. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 11:49 am
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      15.95 (13th)
    • Delanie Walker (knee) listed questionable
      Delanie Walker (knee) is listed as questionable for Week 16.

      Advice: Despite the questionable tag, Walker should be fine for Thursday night. He's a mid-range TE1 against Jacksonville. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 11:27 am
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      7.08 (92nd)
    • Julio Jones will be Sunday-morning decision
      Coach Mike Smith said the Falcons will decide Julio Jones' (hip) Week 16 status on Sunday morning.

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

      Advice: It's a new injury for White, who played 57-of-60 snaps in Week 15. White will be a top-25 receiver play if Julio Jones (hip) doesn't return this week. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 10:55 am
       
      Questionable
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      10.17 (72nd)
    • Cam Newton gets in limited practice Wednesday
      Cam Newton (back) returned to a limited practice Wednesday.

      Advice: He and Derek Anderson split first-team reps with Newton getting back in the swing of things after last Tuesday's car accident. Kelvin Benjamin said Cam threw the ball with his normal "fire" on Wednesday. We'd bet Newton starts Week 16 against the Browns with the Panthers hanging on for dear life in the NFC South. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 10:44 am
       
      Questionable
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      16.04 (33rd)
    • Bortles (foot) expected to start TNF vs. TEN
      Blake Bortles (foot) is questionable for Thursday night's Week 16 game against the Titans but is expected to start.

      Advice: Bortles sprained his foot in last Sunday's loss to the Ravens but made a quick recovery on a short week and should be under center for this AFC South dumpster fire. Neither Bortles nor Charlie Whitehurst are fantasy options. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 9:37 am
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      15.90 (34th)
    • DeMarco Murray participating in practice Wed.
      DeMarco Murray (hand) participated in Wednesday's practice.

      Advice: Murray had his left (non-dominant) hand wrapped after breaking it last Sunday, but went through all of the individual drills and caught some passes out of the backfield. We believe Murray is going to try to play Week 16 against the Colts with the Cowboys having a chance at home-field advantage for the playoffs. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 9:30 am
       
      Questionable
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      20.36 (2nd)
    • Aaron Rodgers calls for Pack to re-sign Cobb
      Aaron Rodgers is calling for the Packers to re-sign impending free agent Randall Cobb.

      Advice: GM Ted Thompson faces a tough decision. He's already committed major dollars to Jordy Nelson, and then selected talented WRs Davante Adams and Jeff Janis in the 2014 draft, setting the team up for life after Cobb. But Cobb is one of the best receivers in the league, and Rodgers called it "important" to re-sign him following his first 1,000-yard season. Cobb will likely seek Victor Cruz money at the very least; five years and $43 million with $15.6 million guaranteed. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 7:59 am
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      12.32 (48th)
    • 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
       
      Questionable
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      10.68 (63rd)
    • Falcons OC unsure of Julio's Week 16 status
      Speaking Tuesday, Falcons OC Dirk Koetter left open the possibility that Julio Jones (hip) misses Week 16.

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

      Advice: Walker should be fine for Thursday Night Football, where he'll be a mid-range TE1 against the Jaguars. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 12:18 pm
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      7.08 (92nd)
    • Blake Bortles (foot) progressing quickly
      Speaking Tuesday, Jaguars coach Gus Bradley said Blake Bortles (mid-foot sprain) is "progressing more quickly than expected."

      Advice: Bradley could simply be trying to confuse the situation for the Titans, but if we take him at his word, Bortles has a chance to start Thursday's game. It just seems hard to believe he'd be ready to suit up barely more than 96 hours after getting hurt. Chad Henne will be under center if Bortles can't go. Bortles' status will be updated in the next 24 hours. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 10:34 am
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      15.90 (34th)
    • Jerry Jones expects game-time call on DeMarco
      Jerry Jones said DeMarco Murray (hand) will likely be a game-time decision for Sunday's home matchup against the Colts.

      Advice: The reports out of Valley Ranch Tuesday morning have been rosy, with both Bryan Broaddus of the team's official site and ESPN's Ed Werder reporting optimism. Murray underwent surgery on his left (non-dominant) hand Monday night and can't do any more damage by playing through it. This is also a borderline must-win game for the Cowboys' playoff hopes. We should have a good idea on Murray's status by Friday afternoon, but official word might not come until at 3pm ET Sunday ahead of the 4:25pm ET kick. Joseph Randle is a priority insurance add. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 9:01 am
       
      Questionable
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      20.36 (2nd)
    • Matt Asiata dominates snaps for MIN
      Matt Asiata out-snapped Ben Tate 45-13 in Sunday's loss to the Lions.

      Advice: Joe Banyard was third on the totem pole with 11 snaps. It reiterates what we already knew -- this coaching staff loves them some Asiata. Over the last three games, he's averaging 14.6 carries, 4.6 catches and has scored one touchdown. We know the volume will be there against the Dolphins Sunday, making Asiata a flex option versus a sagging Miami run defense. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 7:10 am
       
      Questionable
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      9.70 (76th)
    • Cam Newton will attempt to throw Tuesday
      Cam Newton (back) will attempt some throws Tuesday.

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

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

      Advice: A former longtime Cowboys and NFL scout, Broaddus is as plugged-in as anyone covering the team. Cowboys VP Stephen Jones stated on Sirius XM Radio Monday that Murray faced an "uphill battle" to face Indianapolis, but that may have been gamesmanship ahead of arguably the biggest game of Week 16. It's worth noting that Murray's band surgery on his hand was performed on his left hand. Murray primarily carries the ball with his right hand. The injury could affect him in pass protection and as a receiver, but Murray should be all systems go as a ball carrier against the Colts. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 4:45 am
       
      Questionable
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      20.36 (2nd)
    • Panthers noncommittal on Cam for Week 16
      Panthers coach Ron Rivera was noncommittal Monday when addressing Cam Newton's (back) Week 16 availability.

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

      Advice: We've seen more upbeat reporters on Murray's chances of playing elsewhere on the internet, but indications coming directly from the team are less optimistic. Jones expressed confidence Murray would play in Week 17 against the Redskins. But it sounds like Joseph Randle is the favorite to start this week against the Colts. Indy has one of the league's leakiest run defenses, and the Cowboys would be facing them at home in a potential shootout. Randle would become a plug-and-play RB2 in fantasy championship week. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 2:19 pm
       
      Questionable
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      20.36 (2nd)
    • Joseph Randle is behind DeMarco Murray
      Bryan Broaddus of the Cowboys' website expects Joseph Randle to be Dallas' starting running back if DeMarco Murray (hand) misses time.

      Advice: Murray is currently having surgery to repair a broken band on his left hand. His status for Week 16 is uncertain. Randle would handle early-down work with Lance Dunbar in the change-of-pace and satellite role. If Murray can't play Sunday versus the Colts, Randle would be a quality RB2 fantasy start. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 12:49 pm
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      1.66 (2584th)
    • DeMarco needs hand surgery, status uncertain
      DeMarco Murray is undergoing Monday surgery to repair a broken band in his left hand, but has yet to be ruled out for Week 16.

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

      Advice: Per Smith, Jones has "improved last week to this week." It's great news, but should be taken with a major grain of salt. Smith is consistently wrong with his public-injury proclamations. Jones didn't appear particularly close to suiting up against the Steelers, but he was always going to be up against it on a short week. For now, owners can pencil Jones in for the fantasy finals, but his availability should be considered far from a given. Jones' status will be updated no later than Wednesday. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 11:34 am
       
      Questionable
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      14.56 (19th)
    • Blake Bortles diagnosed with mid-foot sprain
      Blake Bortles has been diagnosed with a mid-foot sprain, and is "questionable" for Thursday's game against the Titans.

      Advice: Unless Bortles has the mildest foot sprain ever, we'd consider him more doubtful than questionable to take the field in a little over 72 hours. It's unclear when Bortles suffered the injury in Sunday's (latest) loss, as he played 69-of-69 snaps. Chad Henne will get the call for Thursday Night Football if Bortles can't go, further dulling an already unappealing matchup. Henne would be well off the DFS radar if he gets the call. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 10:38 am
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      15.90 (34th)
    • Julius Thomas plays 29-of-66 snaps in Week 15
      Julius Thomas played 29-of-66 (43.9 percent) of the offensive snaps in the Week 15 win over the Chargers.

      Advice: Thomas saw an uptick in snaps from Week 14, but he was still extremely limited. He was used in surefire passing situations and in the red zone, posting a 1-30 receiving line on two targets. Virgil Green handled 50 snaps. Thomas has proven to be impossible to trust the past two weeks. We're going to have to see a full practice week from him to feel comfortable using him as a TE1 in Week 16. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 8:12 am
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      7.38 (87th)
    • Torrey Smith plays 52-of-64 snaps in Week 15
      Torrey Smith played 52-of-64 (81.25 percent) of the snaps in the Week 15 win over the Jaguars.

      Advice: Smith battled a knee sprain in Week 14, which limited him to 15 snaps. He barely practiced ahead of the Jacksonville game and was listed as probable, though some Ravens beat writers believed Smith was closer to doubtful. It didn't end up that way. Smith played his normal snap rate, but did nothing with his three targets, catching just two of them for 16 yards. He dropped the other one and also took a holding penalty. Smith will be fine as a WR2 for Week 16 in Houston. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 8:05 am
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      7.52 (118th)
    • LeSean McCoy has 3 TDs vultured in Week 15
      LeSean McCoy rushed 16 times for 64 yards in Sunday night's Week 15 loss to Dallas.

      Advice: McCoy got only 17 touches with the Eagles playing from behind most of the game. He had two touchdowns vultured by Chris Polk, and lost a third score to Darren Sproles at the one-yard line. McCoy has managed just 114 yards on 33 carries over the last two weeks. He'll be a lower-end RB1 for Week 16 against Washington. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 9:29 pm
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      13.81 (25th)
    • DeMarco Murray scores twice against Eagles
      DeMarco Murray had 31 carries for 81 yards and two touchdowns in Sunday night's Week 15 win over the Eagles.

      Advice: Both of Murray's touchdowns came at the goal-line, but he was otherwise held in check. Murray wasn't involved in the pass game this week, adding just one catch for three yards. He now needs to average 157 rushing yards over the Cowboys' final two games to reach 2,000 for the season. Murray will be a top-three running back play against the Colts in Week 16. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 9:16 pm
       
      Questionable
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      20.36 (2nd)
    • Delanie Walker saves his fantasy day late
      Delanie Walker caught 4-of-5 targets for 93 yards Week 15 against the Jets.

      Advice: Walker entered the fourth quarter with two catches for nine yards. He then made two big catches to set the Titans up at the Jets 22 on the second to last drive of the, and was credited with 33 yards on a hook and lateral play to close out the game. Walker is a dangerous weapon in the passing game, but the Titans do not have the offensive personnel to get him the ball. He will be a low-end TE1 Week 16 against the Jaguars. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 5:16 pm
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      7.08 (92nd)
    • Julius plays limited snaps, catches one pass
      Julius Thomas caught one pass for 30 yards in Sunday's Week 15 win at San Diego.

      Advice: Thomas was expected to be a full-go as he came off his ankle injury. The Broncos didn't see it that way, only using him in obvious passing situations and a little bit in the red-zone. Blocker Virgil Green was the primary tight end. It resulted in just one target for Thomas, who was in on one of the first 12 snaps and didn't appear to be moving all too well. We'd like to see him practice in full this week before using him at Cincy in Week 16. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 5:07 pm
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      7.38 (87th)
    • Asiata gets 18 touches as Vikings fall
      Matt Asiata rushed 11 times for 36 yards and a touchdown and caught seven balls for 50 yards in the Vikings' Week 15 loss to the Lions.

      Advice: Continuing to operate as Minnesota's feature back, Asiata got the Vikings on the board with a first-quarter two-yard touchdown run. The Vikings trust Asiata more than Ben Tate and Joe Banyard, particularly in pass protection. So that means Asiata will continue to get lead back work despite his ineffectiveness on the field. Sort of like a younger version of Steven Jackson at this stage of S-Jax's career, Asiata will be a touchdown-dependent flex option in Week 16 against the Dolphins. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 4:34 pm
       
      Questionable
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      9.70 (76th)
    • 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
      Sunday, 3:03 pm
       
      Questionable
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      10.68 (63rd)
    • Shane Vereen vultures score from Blount
      Shane Vereen rushed six times for five yards and a touchdown in the Patriots' Week 15 win over the Dolphins, adding a 12-yard reception.

      Advice: Vereen continued to disappoint as a receiving threat, but surprisingly vultured a three-yard score from LeGarrette Blount in the second quarter. The Pats' ground attack had no rhyme or reason this afternoon, with Jonas Gray getting re-involved and actually leading the team in touches. Vereen will be a boom-or-bust FLEX option against the Jets for the fantasy finals. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 2:54 pm
       
      Questionable
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      8.94 (89th)
    • Charles Clay goes for 59 yards vs. Patriots
      Charles Clay caught 6-of-7 targets for 59 yards in the Dolphins' Week 15 loss to the Patriots.

      Advice: It was an average day for Clay, who has found the end zone only twice this season. He'll be a low-risk, moderate-reward TE2 for the fantasy finals. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 2:43 pm
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      5.54 (120th)
    • Torrey Smith goes 2-16 in Week 15 win
      Torrey Smith caught two passes for 16 yards in the Ravens' Week 15 win over the Jaguars.

      Advice: Battling a sprained knee, Smith got the start but was targeted just three times. He did more harm than good out there. Near the end of the first half, Smith was whistled for holding then dropped a ball deep down the middle on the next play. Smith could use a week off, but it doesn't appear he'll get one. He'll be a WR2/3 next week when the Ravens travel to take on the Texans. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 2:34 pm
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      7.52 (118th)
    • Marcedes Lewis goes 2-22 in Week 15 loss
      Marcedes Lewis caught two passes for 22 yards in the Jaguars' Week 15 loss to the Ravens.

      Advice: He was targeted three times, but dropped his other pass on 2nd-and-8 to kill the Jaguars' opening possession. Lewis is best used as a blocker and not as a pass catcher at this stage of his career. He's a TE3. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 2:32 pm
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      3.13 (224th)
    • Roddy White goes 7-58-1 in Week 15 loss
      Roddy White caught seven passes for 58 yards and one touchdown in the Falcons' Week 15 loss to the Steelers.

      Advice: He was targeted 10 times, but still finished second on the team behind Harry Douglas (14) in the category with Julio Jones (hip) inactive. White worked mostly against CB Antwon Blake, who was filling in for Ike Taylor on Sunday. White's score came from four yards away in the fourth quarter. He'll be a WR2/3 next week against the Saints, whom he posted 6-72-1 against in the season opener. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 2:24 pm
       
      Questionable
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      10.17 (72nd)
    • Cecil Shorts goes 6-76 in Week 15 defeat
      Cecil Shorts caught six passes for 76 yards in the Jaguars' Week 15 loss to the Ravens.

      Advice: He was targeted a game-high 11 times. Shorts' longest gain was a 30-yard grab early in the first half on third down. Shorts' six catches were his most since Week 6, while the 76 yards are his third-best mark of 2014. The Jaguars can't score touchdowns, leaving the entire offense unusable in fantasy, even in a plus matchup with the Titans in Week 16. Shorts is scheduled for free agency in March. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 1:59 pm
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      6.41 (154th)
    • Cobb goes 7-96 receiving against Bills
      Randall Cobb secured 7-of-13 targets for 96 yards in the Packers' Week 15 loss to the Bills.

      Advice: He added three rushes for 15 yards. Green Bay unofficially had no explosive plays in the passing game until Aaron Rodgers hit Cobb up the middle off play action for a 20-yard gain midway through the third quarter. Cobb wound up leading Green Bay in receiving as Jordy Nelson struggled to get open against Buffalo's physical corners on the perimeter. Expect Cobb to keep eating when the Packers head to Tampa Bay for Week 16. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 1:35 pm
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      12.32 (48th)
    • Eddie Lacy only Packer to show up Sunday
      Eddie Lacy rushed 15 times for 97 yards and a touchdown and caught two balls for 11 yards in the Packers' Week 15 loss to Buffalo.

      Advice: He's now gone over 100 total yards in seven straight games. Amid concerns regarding his Week 14 hip bruise, Lacy got the start and dominated Buffalo's defense in the early going. By the 14:14 mark in the second quarter, he had eight rushes for 72 yards and a touchdown. The Packers were forced to throw the football after falling behind, limiting Lacy's second-half rushing work. James Starks finished with just five touches to Lacy's 17. Lock in Lacy as an RB1 entering a Week 16 date with the Buccaneers. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 1:26 pm
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      15.95 (13th)
    • Brotles takes eight sacks in Week 15 loss
      Blake Bortles completed 21-of-37 passes for 210 yards, zero touchdowns, and one interception in the Jaguars' 20-12, Week 15 loss to the Ravens.

      Advice: Bortles took eight sacks and has been dropped for 46 of them in 11 starts. The Jaguars' best chance at finding the end zone came when they got down to the nine-yard line, but Bortles took back-to-back sacks back to around the 30 and settled for a field goal. Jacksonville has scored just two offensive touchdowns in roughly 45 possessions since the Week 11 bye. We'll get treated to a Jaguars-Titans matchup to end the Thursday Night Football schedule in Week 16. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 1:18 pm
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      15.90 (34th)
    • Torrey Smith active and starting vs. Jaguars
      Torrey Smith (knee) is active for Week 15 against the Jaguars.

      Advice: He's expected to start. Smith reportedly looked much better in pregame warmups than he did during the practice week, but it remains possible he's on a snap count. Start Smith at your own risk. Also inactive for the Ravens are CB Antoine Cason, RB Lorenzo Taliaferro, WR Michael Campanaro, LB Arthur Brown, DT Terrence Cody, DL DeAngelo Tyson, and OL Gino Gradkowski. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 8:39 am
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      7.52 (118th)
    • Eddie Lacy (hip) active for Week 15 @ Buffalo
      Eddie Lacy is active for Week 15 at Buffalo.

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

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

      Advice: Derek Anderson will start in a plus spot at home against the Bucs Sunday. But Newton's injury, similar to the one Tony Romo sustained early this season, isn't overly serious. He's "day to day." Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 7:51 am
       
      Questionable
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      16.04 (33rd)
    • Shane Vereen to play Week 15
      ESPN's Adam Schefter reports Shane Vereen (ankle) will play Week 15 against the Dolphins.

      Advice: No surprise despite the questionable tag. Vereen is merely an RB3 against Miami. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 7:24 am
       
      Questionable
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      8.94 (89th)
    • Report: Julio Jones (hip) won't play vs. PIT
      A source tells ESPN's Vaughn McClure that Julio Jones (hip) will not play in Sunday's game against the Steelers.

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

      Advice: Jones was able to run on Saturday after not practicing all week, but the team still wants to put him through a pre-game workout before making a decision on his status. Inactives are due in about an hour and 40 minutes for the Steelers and Falcons' 1 PM ET kickoff. Even if Jones plays, he may end up a mere decoy. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 6:47 am
       
      Questionable
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      14.56 (19th)
    • Lacy, Starks expected to share carries @ BUF
      ESPN Packers reporter Rob Demovsky expects there to be a 50-50 timeshare between Eddie Lacy (hip, probable) and James Starks Week 15 against the Bills.

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

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

      Advice: Clay will play through his hamstring/knee issues. He's a TE2 for Sunday's matchup with New England. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 2:12 pm
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      5.54 (120th)
    • Shane Vereen (ankle) officially questionable
      Shane Vereen (ankle) is listed as questionable for Week 15.

      Advice: The Patriots also listed Vereen as questionable last week. He's not in any danger of missing Sunday's game. Vereen won't be more than a game-flow dependent RB3 against Miami. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 1:42 pm
       
      Questionable
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      8.94 (89th)
    • Torrey Smith listed as probable
      Updating a previous item, Torrey Smith (knee) is listed as probable for Week 15.

      Advice: According to beat writer Aaron Wilson, however, "it's more like questionable to doubtful." Even if Torrey plays against the Jaguars, it's quite conceivable he could again be on a snap count. He's someone to avoid in fantasy. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 12:28 pm
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      7.52 (118th)
    • Broncos list Julius Thomas probable for Wk 15
      Julius Thomas (ankle) is listed as probable for Week 15 at San Diego.

      Advice: He practiced fully Friday and will be all systems go against the Chargers. We prefer Martellus Bennett over Thomas this week, but Orange Julius remains a top-four tight end play in his first game back. It's conceivable Peyton Manning will try to "get him going" after Thomas missed the past three weeks. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 10:57 am
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      7.38 (87th)
    • Torrey Smith pessimistic about availability
      Torrey Smith (questionable, knee) hinted Friday that it might be better if he doesn't play in Week 15 against the Jaguars.

      Advice: Smith called his availability dependent on his own pain tolerance. "Sometimes, it's better for coach to save me from myself," he said. We're betting against Smith playing Sunday versus Jacksonville, which would give Kamar Aiken the start opposite Steve Smith Sr. Marlon Brown could also have a bigger role. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 10:33 am
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      7.52 (118th)
    • Packers list Eddie Lacy probable for Week 15
      Eddie Lacy (hip) is probable for Week 15 against the Bills.

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

      Advice: As expected. The Falcons aren't going to give us anything besides coach Mike Smith's rosy outlooks. Jones is shaping up as a real game-time decision after a round of DNPs this week. He's an obvious must-start against Steelers RCB William Gay if he plays, but Jones will be someone to watch Sunday morning. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 9:22 am
       
      Questionable
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      14.56 (19th)
    • Torrey Smith practicing on Friday
      Torrey Smith (knee) returned to practice Friday.

      Advice: However, he looked "extremely gimpy and uncomfortable" while running routes due to his sprained right knee. We're not expecting Smith to play vs. Jacksonville. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 9:01 am
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      7.52 (118th)
    • Julio Jones misses another practice Friday
      Julio Jones (hip) remained sidelined at Friday's practice.

      Advice: Jones is shaping up as a full-blown game-time decision. Expect him to be listed as questionable on the final injury report this afternoon. Jones is a must-start if he's active against the Steelers, but owners need to have other options at the ready in case he can't play. Harry Douglas would be next up for Atlanta. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 8:22 am
       
      Questionable
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      14.56 (19th)
    • Julius Thomas fully expected to play vs. SD
      ESPN Broncos reporter Jeff Legwold believes Julius Thomas (ankle) will play Week 15 against the Chargers.

      Advice: That's been the expectation all week after Thomas was active for Week 14 but didn't play. He's been practicing on a limited basis, but that's just a way for the Broncos to manage Thomas' reps. Thomas will be a top-three fantasy option at tight end and should be close to 100 percent. Confidently start him. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 8:12 am
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      7.38 (87th)
    • Shane Vereen still limited on Thursday
      Shane Vereen (ankle) remained limited on Thursday.

      Advice: The shaky FLEX play is in no danger of missing Sunday's game against the Dolphins. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 1:19 pm
       
      Questionable
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      8.94 (89th)
    • Charles Clay still 'limited' on Thursday
      Charles Clay (hamstring, knee) remained limited in Thursday's practice.

      Advice: Clay doesn't get in full practices. He'll be a TE2 for Week 15. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 1:16 pm
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      5.54 (120th)
    • Roddy White still 'limited' on Thursday
      Roddy White (ankle) remained limited on Thursday.

      Advice: The Falcons are limiting White's reps after he escaped Monday's loss without setbacks. White has admitted he's not 100 percent, but played 63-of-67 snaps against the Packers. He'll be a target hog against the Steelers if Julio Jones (hip) can't suit up. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 1:12 pm
       
      Questionable
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      10.17 (72nd)
    • Torrey Smith (knee) sits again on Thursday
      Torrey Smith (knee) remained sidelined on Thursday.

      Advice: Barring a surprise Friday return, Smith is looking very likely to miss Sunday's game against the Jaguars after his knee swelled up in Week 14 pre-game warmups. His status will be updated within the next 24 hours. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 12:48 pm
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      7.52 (118th)
    • Eddie Lacy (hip) hints he could miss Week 15
      Speaking Thursday, Eddie Lacy (hip) hinted he could miss Week 15.

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

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

      Advice: Newton has yet to be formally ruled out for Week 15, but that should happen on Friday. The real question is his Week 16 status. The Panthers' decision could be affected by the way things play out in the NFC South this weekend. Amazingly, the 4-8-1 Panthers are still alive for the division crown. Derek Anderson is starting against the Bucs. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 11:43 am
       
      Questionable
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      16.04 (33rd)
    • McCarthy: Eddie Lacy (hip) 'making progress'
      Speaking following Thursday's practice, Packers coach Mike McCarthy said Eddie Lacy (hip) is "making progress."

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

      Advice: Lacy's extremely limited participation led reliable beat writer Rob Demovsky to wonder if Lacy's hip issue is "more of an issue than originally thought." It's still quite possible the Pack are simply doing everything they can to limit Lacy's reps on a short week, but it's become a situation that calls for a back-up plan. James Starks would be a plug-and-play FLEX option were Lacy to sit against the Bills. Lacy's status will be updated no later than Friday afternoon. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 10:44 am
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      15.95 (13th)
    • Roy Helu (toe) unable to practice Wednesday
      Roy Helu (toe) did not practice Wednesday.

      Advice: Helu is expected to miss at least one week with turf toe, and could be placed on injured reserve. Silas Redd will back up Alfred Morris against the Giants. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 3:34 pm
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      3.93 (1929th)
    • Charles Clay limited on Wednesday
      Charles Clay (hamstring, knee) was limited in Wednesday's practice.

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

      Advice: Vereen has been held under 40 total yards the last two weeks. He won't be more than a game-flow dependent RB3 against Miami. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 1:55 pm
       
      Questionable
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      8.94 (89th)
    • Roddy White (ankle) limited Wednesday
      Roddy White (ankle) was limited in Wednesday's practice.

      Advice: It confirms White didn't have any setbacks in Monday night's loss. With Julio Jones up in the air for Week 15, he could see an increase in targets. White is on the WR2 radar against the Steelers. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 12:23 pm
       
      Questionable
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      10.17 (72nd)
    • Torrey Smith (knee) misses practice Wednesday
      Torrey Smith (knee) did not practice Wednesday.

      Advice: Smith played through his knee sprain last week, but was limited to 15 snaps. He should be considered questionable for Week 15 against Jacksonville. Kamar Aiken would likely draw the start if Smith is held out. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 10:46 am
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      7.52 (118th)
    • Julius Thomas practicing Wednesday
      Julius Thomas (ankle) is practicing Wednesday.

      Advice: Thomas practiced all last week before not playing a single snap against the Bills. He's fully expected to suit up for Week 15. Orange Julius will be a top-three option at tight end. He should be at or near 100 percent. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 10:40 am
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      7.38 (87th)
    • Cam Newton (back) released from the hospital
      Cam Newton was released from the Carolinas Medical Center on Wednesday morning after spending the night in the hospital following his Tuesday car accident.

      Advice: The Panthers are calling Newton day-to-day. He's dealing with general soreness and two fractured transverse processes in his back. Newton is fully expected to sit out Week 15 against the Bucs, leaving Derek Anderson in the saddle as the starter. Anderson completed 24-of-34 passes for 230 yards and two touchdowns in a Week 1 spot start against Tampa Bay. He'll be on the DFS radar at minimum price. Newton has a shot to play Week 16 against Cleveland. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 8:37 am
       
      Questionable
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      16.04 (33rd)
    • Roddy White admits he's not 100 percent
      Roddy White conceded he's not 100 percent healthy.

      Advice: White has been battling an ankle issue the past few weeks, but played 63-of-67 snaps Monday night against the Packers. He'll be in the lineup for Week 15 against the Steelers, and the Falcons may have to lean on him even more if Julio Jones (hip) is unable to play. White will run most of his routes at the left cornerback, which will either be Ike Taylor or Antwon Blake on Sunday. The matchup doesn't get much tastier. White will be on the WR2 radar at the Georgia Dome. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 7:06 am
       
      Questionable
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      10.17 (72nd)
    • Cowboys not slowing down with Murray
      The Cowboys still have no plans to curtail DeMarco Murray's workload.

      Advice: Murray is in a walk year, and the Cowboys seem to have no bones about riding him until the wheels fall off. "DeMarco is a guy who has shown he can handle the workload, both as a runner and a receiver," coach Jason Garrett said. "He wants more. He never wants to come out of the game. ... He’s a bell cow player and it doesn’t look like he’s slowing down at all to me." For his part, Murray says he feels as good as he has all season despite touching the ball a whopping 41 times in Week 14. Murray needs to average just over 131 yards rushing over the Cowboys' final three games to reach 2,000 for the season. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 3:24 pm
       
      Questionable
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      20.36 (2nd)
    • Report: Torrey Smith 'long shot' for Week 15
      Sports With Coleman reports Torrey Smith (sprained knee) is a "long shot" to suit up for Week 15.

      Advice: This isn't a typical Rotoworld source, so take it with a grain of salt. According to Coleman, Smith's knee is "quite sore." It's not surprising considering Smith's knee swelled up before Sunday's game, limiting him to 15 snaps as a decoy. Smith's status will be updated no later than Wednesday afternoon. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 12:00 pm
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      7.52 (118th)
    • Julius Thomas (ankle) plans to return Sunday
      Julius Thomas (ankle) plans to play in Sunday's game at San Diego.

      Advice: Although Thomas didn't play a snap against the Bills, he was among the 46 active players. It's a surefire sign he's close to 100 percent. Expect Thomas to practice every day this week and suit up as a top-3 fantasy tight end option Sunday. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 7:38 am
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      7.38 (87th)
    • Roddy White goes 3-42-1 in Week 14 return
      Roddy White caught three passes for 42 yards and one touchdown in the Falcons' Week 14 loss to the Packers.

      Advice: Making his return from an ankle injury, White was targeted five times, while Julio Jones was just destroying the Packers' secondary for an 11-259-1 line on 17 targets. White didn't catch his touchdown until after Jones was forced from the game midway through the fourth quarter with a hip injury. White didn't appear 100 percent himself, but he should be fine for Week 15 against the Steelers. He projects to run most of his routes against LCB Ike Taylor, providing Taylor is healthy after hurting his knee Sunday. Taylor has been beaten like a drum the past two weeks. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 10:04 pm
       
      Questionable
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      10.17 (72nd)
    • Randall Cobb goes 4-58 on five targets
      Randall Cobb caught four passes for 58 yards in the Packers' Week 14 win over the Falcons.

      Advice: He was targeted five times, finishing behind both Jordy Nelson (10) and Eddie Lacy (9). Cobb drew mostly slot CB Josh Wilson and RCB Robert McClain in coverage. He didn't have much trouble with them, but Nelson was just dominating on the outside. Cobb should fare much better in Week 15 at Buffalo. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 10:00 pm
       
      Week 16 Projected Points & Rank
      12.32 (48th)
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