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    • Andre Johnson willing to take pay cut
      Andre Johnson is willing to take a pay cut to remain with the Texans for 2015.

      Advice: "We understand it’s a business, and we’re willing to deal with that," were the words of Johnson's longtime adviser Andre Melton. Johnson says he'd like to finish his career as a Texan. "I hope it all works out, where I can finish my career here and hopefully get this organization a Super Bowl before I retire," Johnson said. "If it doesn’t, then I’d hate to see it end that way. But you have to just keep moving forward." Going on 34, Johnson remains an effective starter, but is no longer the superstar he was during his (long) prime. Signed through 2016, Johnson is due $10.5 million guaranteed in 2015, and set to count $16.1 million against the cap. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 7:51 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      7.05 (121st)
    • Robert Griffin III still limited on Thursday
      Robert Griffin III (throwing shoulder) remained limited in Thursday's practice.

      Advice: There's been no indication RGIII's Week 17 availability is in doubt. His status will be updated on Friday, but he should be fully expected to go against the Cowboys. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 4:34 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      17.72 (17th)
    • Pierre Thomas (ribs) doesn't practice Thurs.
      Pierre Thomas (ribs) remained sidelined Thursday.

      Advice: With the Saints eliminated from the playoff picture, Thomas is looking very shaky for Sunday's meaningless finale. His status will be updated on Friday, but he'll most likely be held out for Week 17. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 3:40 pm
       
      Questionable
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      6.55 (155th)
    • Mike Wallace (back) practicing in full
      Mike Wallace is listed on the Week 17 injury report with a back injury, but practicing in full.

      Advice: Coming off a two-touchdown game, Wallace's "injury" won't be a concern against the Jets. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 3:27 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      6.74 (134th)
    • C.J. Anderson (ankle) practicing in full
      C.J. Anderson (ankle) is practicing in full for Week 17.

      Advice: Anderson will be ready to carry the mail against the Raiders in the Broncos' regular-season finale. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 3:26 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      19.30 (4th)
    • Julius Thomas (ankle) practicing in full
      Julius Thomas (ankle) is practicing in full for Week 17.

      Advice: Thomas is nearing 100 percent health as the playoffs approach. He'll be ready to rock for Sunday's regular-season finale against the Raiders. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 3:25 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      7.48 (69th)
    • Demaryius Thomas practicing in full
      Demaryius Thomas (ankle, hip) is practicing in full for Week 17.

      Advice: Thomas will be good to go for his usual role against the Raiders. The only concern for players in DFS leagues is if the Broncos get up too big, too early, sending Thomas to the bench before the game is through. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 3:24 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      15.22 (16th)
    • Emmanuel Sanders (hip) limited Thursday
      Emmanuel Sanders (hip) remained limited on Thursday.

      Advice: There's been nothing to suggest Sanders is dealing with an injury that will sideline him for Sunday's regular-season finale. The Broncos need a victory over the Raiders to ensure they are the AFC's No. 2 seed. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 3:22 pm
       
      Questionable
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      11.73 (51st)
    • Fox: Broncos want Manning back for 2015
      Speaking Thursday, coach John Fox said the Broncos want Peyton Manning back for 2015.

      Advice: Consider it the most obvious statement of the century, but it comes in response to Manning's Wednesday words that he's planning to play in 2015 as long as the Broncos want him. Manning's final decision will likely rest on his offseason physical, but most signs point toward him returning for an 18th year in the NFL. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 3:20 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      22.16 (2nd)
    • Jamaal Charles (hamstring) limited on Thurs.
      Jamaal Charles (hamstring, ankle) was limited in Thursday's practice.

      Advice: The Chiefs are just resting Charles ahead of Sunday's must-win finale against the Chargers. He'll be ready to rock for his normal role. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 3:17 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      16.85 (10th)
    • Bowe (shoulder) misses another practice
      Dwayne Bowe (shoulder) remained sidelined Thursday.

      Advice: Back-to-back DNPs are never a good sign, but we're guessing Bowe is just saving his bullets for Sunday's must-win game against the Chargers. His status will be updated on Friday. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 3:17 pm
       
      Questionable
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      5.99 (173rd)
    • 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
      Yesterday, 3:15 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (1972nd)
    • 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
      Yesterday, 3:12 pm
       
      Questionable
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      8.90 (84th)
    • Joique Bell (Achilles) practices fully Thurs.
      Updating a previous item, the Lions listed Joique Bell (Achilles') as a full participant in Thursday's practice.

      Advice: This should result in a probable tag on Friday. Reports earlier Thursday claiming Bell did not practice jumped the gun. Bell is on track to start against Green Bay and should be in line for his usual workload. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 2:23 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      9.95 (63rd)
    • 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
      Yesterday, 12:47 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      5.89 (107th)
    • 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
      Yesterday, 12:44 pm
       
      Questionable
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      13.25 (36th)
    • Joique Bell's (Achilles') status uncertain
      Joique Bell (Achilles') is uncertain for Sunday's game against the Packers.

      Advice: Bell was held out of Thursday's practice. Asked if he'll be available for Sunday's NFC North title game, coach Jim Caldwell offered a cagey "we'll see." Bell's absence would be big for a Lions team without much of a between-the-tackles presence behind him on the depth chart. Reggie Bush and Theo Riddick would split work, with George Winn being mixed in. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 11:54 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      9.95 (63rd)
    • Harry Douglas back at practice Thursday
      Harry Douglas (foot) returned to Falcons practice Thursday.

      Advice: Douglas will be ready to rock as Atlanta's No. 3 receiver against the Panthers. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 11:53 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      5.53 (188th)
    • Roddy White back at practice Thursday
      Roddy White (ankle) returned to Falcons practice Thursday.

      Advice: White will be good to go opposite Julio Jones in Sunday's NFC South title game against the Panthers. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 11:52 am
       
      Questionable
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      9.26 (70th)
    • Steven Jackson doesn't practice Thursday
      Steven Jackson (quad) remained sidelined Thursday.

      Advice: Jackson is expected to miss Sunday's NFC South title game. Devonta Freeman and Jacquizz Rodgers will form a committee against the Panthers. We'd expect Freeman to be used more between the tackles, with Rodgers doing work in the passing game, though the duo will likely be utilized in similar fashion. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 11:50 am
       
      Questionable
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      10.24 (58th)
    • 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
      Yesterday, 11:48 am
       
      Questionable
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      13.83 (30th)
    • Report: Logan Thomas already benched
      The Arizona Republic reports the Cardinals have decided to bench Logan Thomas, and will go with Ryan Lindley for Sunday's finale against the 49ers.

      Advice: Thomas' tenure under center is over before it even began. Per AZCardinals.com's Darren Urban, the decision comes after the fourth-round rookie was "seriously shaky" in practice. It's a bit of a surprise after Lindley was an utter nightmare in last week's loss, but coach Bruce Arians must have been confident Thomas would be even worse. It's still possible Thomas could see action off the bench. The Cardinals will be in major trouble if Drew Stanton (knee) isn't ready for the postseason. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 11:31 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      1.16 (2657th)
    • Report: Cardinals going back to Ryan Lindley
      The Arizona Republic reports the Cardinals have decided to go back to Ryan Lindley for Sunday's finale against the 49ers.

      Advice: According to AZCardinals.com's Darren Urban, the decision comes after Logan Thomas got off to a "seriously shaky start at practice." It must have been as shaky as you can get, as Lindley appeared completely overwhelmed in Arizona's Week 16 loss to the Seahawks. Things won't be much easier against a 49ers team that will likely be going to bat for coach Jim Harbaugh in what is expected to be his final game at the helm. The news has little effect on the rest of Arizona's skill players, as the offense was going to be a disaster either way. Lindley can be completely ignored in DFS leagues for Week 17. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 11:25 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      8.64 (172nd)
    • No plans on how long Logan Thomas will play
      Speaking Wednesday, coach Bruce Arians said there are "no plans on how long" starting QB Logan Thomas plays at San Francisco Sunday.

      Advice: On Tuesday night, Arians said Thomas will at least play the first half. Now he's not even guaranteeing that. The bottom line is that the very raw Thomas will be on an extremely short leash and his range of production is vast. Even at minimum price on some DFS sites, it's very hard to trust Thomas in this spot. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 7:19 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      1.16 (2657th)
    • Kelly to evaluate Foles this offseason
      Speaking Wednesday, coach Chip Kelly declined to give Nick Foles a full endorsement.

      Advice: Kelly said he'll go through a long evaluation process on all his players, including Foles. He's not going to name him his starter even though Foles is 14-4 over his last 18 starts under Kelly. That's because he was shaky this season, turning the ball over 13 times in just over seven games and completing 59.8 percent of his passes. The problem for the Eagles is that they're unlikely to find serious competition for Foles unless they mortgage their future to move up in the draft for Marcus Mariota or Jameis Winston. Foles, heading into the final year of his rookie contract, is the heavy favorite to open 2015 as the Eagles' starting quarterback. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 6:45 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (2436th)
    • Pettine: Manziel to have 'chance to compete'
      Coach Mike Pettine said Johnny Manziel (IR, hamstring) will "have the chance to compete" for the starting job in 2015.

      Advice: The Browns clearly aren't going to hand the starting gig to Manziel on a silver platter. How could they after he lost a camp battle to journeyman Brian Hoyer, appeared completely unprepared in his two starts and posted a 42.0 passer rating. Manziel knows he needs to grow up in a hurry if he's going to make an NFL impact. "It's a job for me now. I have to take it a lot more seriously than maybe I did at first," he admitted. With Hoyer currently an impending free agent, JFF's 2015 competition may come from outside the organization. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 6:27 am
       
      Injured Reserve
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (2493rd)
    • Peyton Manning practicing in full
      Peyton Manning (thigh) is practicing in full this week.

      Advice: Manning missed a day of practice last week and was limited in others. So it's safe to say he's far healthier this week as the Broncos prepare for a home game against the Raiders. They need to win the game to lock up the AFC's No. 2 seed and a first-round bye. The Broncos' run-first mentality over the last month caps Manning's upside, but he's still a top-shelf QB1 in this matchup. Peyton also added Wednesday that he plans to be back in 2015, brushing off silly retirement notions. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 6:12 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      22.16 (2nd)
    • 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
      Yesterday, 6:07 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      6.17 (164th)
    • Pierre Thomas not at practice
      Pierre Thomas did not practice Wednesday due to a rib injury.

      Advice: When Thomas left the Week 16 loss to the Falcons early, it was announced as a foot injury. Now he's listed with a rib issue. Regardless, we should consider Thomas very questionable for Sunday's meaningless game at Tampa. His absence would upgrade the situation for Mark Ingram and give Khiry Robinson a shot at a few extra touches. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 3:17 pm
       
      Questionable
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      6.55 (155th)
    • Steven Jackson (quad) expected to sit Sunday
      Steven Jackson (quad) is not expected to play in Sunday's Week 17 game against the Panthers.

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

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

      Advice: Lions OC Joe Lombardi doesn't expect Bell's injury to keep him out this week. Bell was suspended for the first quarter of Sunday's win, but should start and handle the majority of carries against the Packers. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 12:53 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      9.95 (63rd)
    • Emmanuel Sanders (hip) limited Wednesday
      Emmanuel Sanders (hip) was limited in Wednesday's practice.

      Advice: It's a new injury for Sanders, who posted a 6/70/2 line Monday night. His status will be updated again on Thursday. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 12:31 pm
       
      Questionable
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      11.73 (51st)
    • 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
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      5.89 (107th)
    • 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
       
      Questionable
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      13.25 (36th)
    • Dwayne Bowe not at practice
      Dwayne Bowe (shoulder) is not practicing Wednesday.

      Advice: Bowe sprained his shoulder during last week's loss at Pittsburgh. He'll likely try to gut it out this week with everything on the line against the Chargers. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 9:52 am
       
      Questionable
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      5.99 (173rd)
    • Robert Griffin III limited in practice Wed.
      Robert Griffin III (shoulder) was limited in Wednesday's practice.

      Advice: Griffin banged his right (throwing) shoulder Saturday while taking a sack from Eagles DT Fletcher Cox. It doesn't sound like anything too major, as RG3 was able to make some throws Wednesday. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 9:46 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      17.72 (17th)
    • 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
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (1972nd)
    • Johnny Manziel placed on IR
      Browns placed QB Johnny Manziel (hamstring) on injured reserve, ending his season.

      Advice: It's merely a procedural move as Manziel was already ruled out of Sunday's finale at Baltimore. JFF finishes his rookie season 18-of-35 for 175 yards with zero touchdowns and two interceptions. He posted a 5.1 QBR and 42.0 passer rating, admitting that he didn't take the job seriously enough. Manziel will have a lot of ground to make up if he's going to start for the Browns in Week 1 of 2015. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 8:37 am
       
      Injured Reserve
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (2493rd)
    • S-Jax not practicing, ATL calls up p-squad RB
      Steven Jackson (quad) is not practicing Wednesday.

      Advice: There was some early-week optimism on Jackson, but darker clouds are forming now. The Falcons called up RB Jerome Smith from the practice squad Wednesday morning, giving them depth behind Devonta Freeman and Jacquizz Rodgers. Given Jackson's age (31) and history of soft tissue injuries, we'll consider him very questionable for Sunday's showdown with the Panthers. If Jackson sits, Freeman and passing back Rodgers would form a committee. Freeman is the preferred add as he'd handle more base back duties. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 8:30 am
       
      Questionable
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      10.24 (58th)
    • Broncos lead way with 9 Pro Bowl selections
      The Broncos have placed the most players on the initial Pro Bowl roster, with nine players tabbed to go to Hawaii.

      Advice: Although he's in the midst of a season-ending slump, Peyton Manning leads the way. It's Manning's 14th selection, extending a record he already held. Perhaps the most notable Pro Bowl "snub" is rookie sensation Odell Beckham, though as a first alternate, he'll undoubtedly find his way to the all-star game. The Pro Bowl is again going with a "captains" format, with Cris Carter and Michael Irvin choosing teams. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 5:07 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      22.16 (2nd)
    • Johnny Manziel: I need to be a better pro
      Johnny Manziel admits he has to take being a pro "a lot more seriously than maybe I did at (first)."

      Advice: In expansive comments Tuesday, Manziel was both contrite and somewhat defiant. "This is a job for me now," Manziel said. "I haven't painted the greatest picture of me of being in here and staying on top of myself." Manziel also implored the Browns to stick with him, saying "I don't think it would be fair to give up on somebody after seven quarters of football." The Browns' commitment to Manziel for 2015 is very much an open question. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 4:32 pm
       
      Injured Reserve
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (2493rd)
    • 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
       
      Questionable
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      13.25 (36th)
    • 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
       
      Questionable
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      13.25 (36th)
    • 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
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (1972nd)
    • 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
       
      Questionable
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      13.25 (36th)
    • Julius Thomas still doesn't look 100 percent
      Julius Thomas caught two passes for 33 yards in the Broncos' Week 16 loss to the Bengals.

      Advice: He was targeted six times. Thomas, once again, didn't start the game and looked to be at less than 100 percent on his bothersome ankle. He simply can't change direction. Owners were burned by Thomas in the playoffs after a torrid start to the season. The Broncos wrap up the regular season vs. Oakland. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 9:39 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      7.48 (69th)
    • Emmanuel Sanders goes 6-70-2 in MNF loss
      Emmanuel Sanders caught six passes for 70 yards and two touchdowns in the Broncos' Week 16 loss to the Bengals on Monday night.

      Advice: He was targeted just seven times, finishing third on the team behind Demaryius Thomas (13) and C.J. Anderson (10). Sanders, however, did the most damage with his looks. He scored his four-yard touchdown on a quick slant out of a trips set to the left. His second touchdown came from five yards away. In between those grabs, Sanders reeled in a one-handed 33-yard catch with Terence Newman mugging him on the right sideline. Sanders proved to be one of the best bargains of the season. He and the Broncos wrap up the season with the Raiders in Week 17. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 9:31 pm
       
      Questionable
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      11.73 (51st)
    • Demaryius Thomas goes 7-115 on 13 targets
      Demaryius Thomas caught seven passes for 115 yards in the Broncos' Week 16 loss to the Bengals.

      Advice: He was targeted a game-high 13 times. Thomas could have had a much bigger night, as he had a 50-yard catch called back on a holding penalty and then had another 30-yard gain brought back on offensive pass interference. Thomas was winning his matchups, but lost out near the end zone to Emmanuel Sanders, who caught two short touchdowns. The Broncos play the Raiders in Week 17. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 9:23 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      15.22 (16th)
    • C.J. Anderson totals 138 yards, TD In MNF loss
      C.J. Anderson rushed for 83 yards and one touchdown on 18 carries in the Broncos' Week 16 loss to the Bengals.

      Advice: He added 55 yards on eight catches. Anderson was the offense for the Broncos for long stretches of the night, but the Bengals played some stout defense at times. Anderson's touchdown came from one yard away in the third quarter, as he walked into the end zone behind an eligible sixth lineman. With Peyton Manning showing signs of his age the past few weeks, especially Monday, the Broncos are going to have to ride Anderson in the playoffs. The Broncos get the Raiders in Week 17. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 9:12 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      19.30 (4th)
    • Peyton Manning tosses 4 INTs in MNF defeat
      Peyton Manning completed 28-of-44 passes for 311 yards, two touchdowns, and four interceptions in the Broncos' 37-28, Week 16 loss to the Bengals on Monday night.

      Advice: Manning and the Broncos started really slow, failing to score any offensive points in the first half. His first interception was a poorly thrown ball behind Julius Thomas in the flat at his own 22-yard line, setting up an easy Bengals touchdown. Manning's third pick was returned 30 yards for a touchdown by Dre Kirkpatrick to give the Bengals their nine-point cushion with four minutes to play. It was one of the worst passes you'd ever see, as it was thrown by weak-armed Peyton off his back foot and into the rain. On the following drive, Kirkpatrick picked off Manning again. It was Peyton's fifth career four-pick game. Before the meltdown, Manning had the offense clicking coming out of halftime with 21 points in the third quarter. We hate to say it, but it looks like another playoff disappointment may be on the horizon in Denver. They'll close out Week 17 with the Raiders. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 8:58 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      22.16 (2nd)
    • A.J. Green looking unlikely to return to MNF
      A.J. Green (arm) has been downgraded to questionable to return to Monday night's Week 16 game against the Broncos.

      Advice: Green originally hurt his arm on the Bengals' fourth offensive play, an Andy Dalton pick-six. He missed eight plays before returning for a few more with some padding on his bicep area. Green was able to run a few routes and see a total of four targets before exiting again. His night ends with zero catches. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 8:25 pm
       
      Questionable
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      13.25 (36th)
    • A.J. Green (arm) returns after missing 8 plays
      A.J. Green exited Week 16 against the Broncos with an arm injury but returned after missing eight snaps.

      Advice: Green got popped by T.J. Ward on Andy Dalton's pick-six on the Bengals' fourth offensive play of the game. Dalton threw the ball high, and Ward delivered the blow. The trainers wrapped Green's bicep with some sort of padding. He's not 100 percent, but owners can breathe with fantasy titles on the line. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 6:01 pm
       
      Questionable
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      13.25 (36th)
    • Emmanuel Sanders active for MNF
      Emmanuel Sanders (illness) is active for Monday night's Week 16 game against the Bengals.

      Advice: As expected. Sanders had been battling the flu all week, but looked good in pregame warmups. He's locked and loaded as a WR2. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 4:10 pm
       
      Questionable
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      11.73 (51st)
    • Manning, Sanders active for MNF vs. Bengals
      Peyton Manning (thigh) and Emmanuel Sanders (illness) are both active for Monday night's Week 16 game against the Bengals.

      Advice: As expected. Despite being listed as questionable, both players were never in any real doubt for the Monday night finale. Inactive for the Broncos are RB Ronnie Hillman, LB Brandon Marshall, OT Paul Cornick, CB Tony Carter, OT Michael Schofield, TE Dominique Jones, and DE Quanterus Smith. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 4:07 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      22.16 (2nd)
    • Manziel (hamstring) will miss season finale
      Johnny Manziel (hamstring) is done for the season, Browns coach Mike Pettine announced Monday.

      Advice: It ends a highly disappointing first NFL season for Manziel, who failed to beat out career journeyman backup Brian Hoyer in training camp and fell flat on his face when given late-season opportunities to play. Manziel's arm is average, and he loses all semblance of zip when he doesn't deliver passes with proper technique. He is also not close to being an even passable pocket quarterback. Barring dramatic offseason improvement, we don't see Manziel as particularly likely to open 2015 as the Browns' starter. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 1:04 pm
       
      Injured Reserve
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (2493rd)
    • Mike Smith doesn't update S-Jax's status
      Falcons coach Mike Smith declined to update Steven Jackson's (quad) status at Monday's presser.

      Advice: Smith did say Jackson was undergoing testing on Monday. ESPN's Vaughn McClure has reported Jackson is tentatively expected to suit up for Sunday's winner-take-all finale against the Panthers, but considering Jackson's age and injury history, it's far from a sure thing. His status will be updated no later than Wednesday. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 11:56 am
       
      Questionable
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      10.24 (58th)
    • Cardinals 'leaning' toward starting QB Thomas
      Speaking Monday, coach Bruce Arians confirmed the Cardinals are "leaning" towards starting Logan Thomas against the 49ers.

      Advice: Drew Stanton (knee) isn't ready and Ryan Lindley has looked completely overwhelmed, so Arians doesn't have much of a choice as the Cards jockey for playoff seeding. Arians did say Thomas would have to practice well to earn the nod, and that he'd be on a short leash on Sunday. Stanton is hardly a capable NFL quarterback, but the Cards will be one-and-done in the playoffs if he isn't ready to go. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 11:12 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      1.16 (2657th)
    • Dwayne Bowe dealing with shoulder injury
      Dwayne Bowe sprained his shoulder in Sunday's loss to the Steelers.

      Advice: Bowe was never announced with an injury on Sunday, and played 52-of-66 snaps. It's likely a day-to-day type ailment, one he'll probably play through in this week's climactic showdown with the Chargers. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 10:17 am
       
      Questionable
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      5.99 (173rd)
    • Nick Foles officially ruled out for Week 17
      Nick Foles (collarbone) has been ruled out for Week 17.

      Advice: Coach Chip Kelly has already said that Mark Sanchez will remain under center against the Giants, and that the team won't be turning to Matt Barkley. It means Foles closes the book on 2014 having played zero snaps after November 2, and the owner of a 13:10 TD:INT ratio and 81.4 QB rating through eight starts. Foles will enter the offseason as the favorite for 2015 duties, but the Eagles will undoubtedly search for alternatives. It's just a matter of if they can find a better option. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 10:07 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (2436th)
    • 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
      6.17 (164th)
    • Steven Jackson (quad) expected back Week 17
      According to ESPN's Vaughn McClure, Steven Jackson (quad) should be back for the Week 17 game against the Panthers.

      Advice: Jackson strained his quad during the second quarter of Sunday's win at New Orleans and didn't return. That allowed Devonta Freeman to get some extra touches, turning one of the them into a 31-yard touchdown run and adding a 3-48-0 line as a receiver. The 31-year-old Jackson is averaging 3.72 YPC this season as the Falcons' feature back. If the Falcons beat the Panthers, they'll win the NFC South with a 7-9 record. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 5:58 am
       
      Questionable
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      10.24 (58th)
    • Lindley struggles to move offense in loss
      Ryan Lindley completed 18-of-44 passes for 216 yards and an interception in Sunday night's Week 16 loss to Seattle.

      Advice: Lindley predictably struggled to move the offense, missing open receivers throughout the game. His interception came on a bad overthrow directly to Richard Sherman. Lindley completed only 41 percent of his passes and averaged an anemic 4.9 yards per attempt. With the loss, Arizona drops to second place in the NFC West. The Cardinals are hoping Drew Stanton can return in Week 17. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 9:18 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      8.64 (172nd)
    • Julio Jones says he'll be 'OK' for Week 17
      Following Sunday's win at New Orleans, Julio Jones (oblique) said he'll be "OK" for Week 17.

      Advice: Jones wasn't 100 percent Sunday, but was healthy enough to put seven catches and a team-high 107 yards on the Saints. "I felt OK," he said. "I know I needed to be out there with my teammates. ... I felt pretty good: Not 100 percent, but it was good enough to go out there and get the W." We wouldn't expect Jones to practice much, if at all this week. But considering the Falcons are playing the Panthers for the NFC South next week, he'll almost certainly be starting again. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 6:06 pm
       
      Questionable
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      13.83 (30th)
    • 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
       
      Questionable
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      8.90 (84th)
    • Browns unsure of severity on Manziel's hammy
      Johnny Manziel (hamstring) is considered questionable for the Week 17 finale against Baltimore.

      Advice: Manziel first hurt his hamstring midway through the first half and then left for good after taking a hit from Colin Jones. "As I kept walking more and more, it just felt like something I hadn't experienced before," he said. "I figured I needed to get checked out. Pretty frustrating." Through two NFL starts, Manziel is 13-of-26 for 112 yards with zero touchdowns and two interceptions. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 2:33 pm
       
      Injured Reserve
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (2493rd)
    • Wallace goes 5-58-2 against Vikings
      Mike Wallace secured 5-of-5 targets for 58 yards and two touchdowns in the Dolphins' Week 16 win over the Vikings.

      Advice: For the second straight week, the Vikings used Xavier Rhodes to shadow the enemy No. 1 receiver. Rhodes shut down Calvin Johnson in Week 15 and mostly handled Wallace in this one. The only first-half reception made by Wallace came on a slot route against Vikings slot CB Captain Munnerlyn for a gain of ten. Wallace did get loose for a third-quarter touchdown from 16 yards out, running away from the Vikings' defense. He scored again in the fourth quarter on a seven-yard reception. Wallace will enter the Dolphins' Week 17 meeting with the Jets with ten TDs, tying a career high. A high-scoring every-week WR2, Wallace was an absolute steal at his seventh-round preseason ADP. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 2:32 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      6.74 (134th)
    • Andre Johnson goes 6-65 on 13 targets
      Andre Johnson caught six passes for 65 yards in the Texans' Week 16 win over the Ravens.

      Advice: Johnson was targeted a game-high 13 of Case Keenum's 42 throws. He did most of his damage on the opening drive, securing three passes for 56 yards. Later in the afternoon, Johnson became the 10th player in NFL history to catch 1,000 passes for his career. The Texans host the Jaguars in the Week 17 finale. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 2:30 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      7.05 (121st)
    • Dwayne Bowe has six-catch day vs. Steelers
      Dwayne Bowe caught 6-of-8 targets for 57 yards in the Chiefs' Week 16 loss to the Steelers.

      Advice: The six-catch effort comes after Bowe was held to three or fewer grabs in five-straight games. That's what happens when Alex Smith is your quarterback. Bowe will do battle with the Chargers' burnable secondary in Week 17. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 2:24 pm
       
      Questionable
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      5.99 (173rd)
    • Jamaal Charles totals 77 yards vs. Steelers
      Jamaal Charles rushed nine times for 29 yards in the Chiefs' Week 16 loss to the Steelers, adding five receptions for 48 additional yards.

      Advice: Charles also lost a fumble. With everything on the line for his team, coach Andy Reid gave Charles just 14 touches in a game where Alex Smith chucked up 45 passes. It was another extremely disappointing game plan as the Chiefs lost for the fourth time in five games. Charles' fumble was a dubious call, as replay appeared to show his knee touching down before the ball came out. Charles and the Chiefs will square off with the Chargers in Week 17, where they'll need a victory to have any shot at the postseason. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 1:48 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      16.85 (10th)
    • Harry Douglas back to tertiary role Week 16
      Harry Douglas caught 4-of-7 targets for 47 yards Week 16 against the Saints.

      Advice: Douglas fell back into his No. 3 role with Julio Jones (oblique) active. He still saw seven targets and was a finger-tip grab away from a touchdown in the first half. Douglas will face the Panthers Week 17. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 1:25 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      5.53 (188th)
    • Roddy White goes 6 for 55 against Saints
      Roddy White caught 6-of-9 targets for 55 yards Week 16 against the Saints.

      Advice: White dropped a longish catch that would have made his stat line look a little prettier, but the reality is White does not have a ton of juice left in his legs. He will have a decent matchup against the Panthers Week 17. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 1:23 pm
       
      Questionable
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      9.26 (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
      13.83 (30th)
    • Joique Bell comes off bench for 87 yards, TD
      Joique Bell rushed 13 times for 74 yards with one touchdown and caught two passes for 13 yards in Sunday's 20-14 Week 16 win at Chicago.

      Advice: Bell was benched for the entire first quarter due to some kind of team rules violation. But it was business as usual after he got his first snap with 12:36 left in the second quarter. Bell was the feature back, hogging clock-killing and red-zone work even though Reggie Bush was looking extremely spry. The highlight was a madden-style 17-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter that gave the Lions a lead they would hold. Earlier, Matthew Stafford barely missed Bell on a wheel route that would have gone for a touchdown. The Lions close the regular season at Green Bay next week, a game that will decide the NFC North. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 1:07 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      9.95 (63rd)
    • Percy Harvin done for day with rib injury
      Percy Harvin was forced from the Jets' Week 16 game against the Patriots with a rib injury, and will not return.

      Advice: Harvin went down midway through the third quarter, and was ruled out early in the fourth. The injury-prone wideout had four catches for 44 yards before going down, adding two rushes for one yard. With only one game left, it's possible Harvin has played not only his final snap of the season, but as a Jet. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 12:16 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (1972nd)
    • Pierre Thomas exits Week 16 with foot injury
      Pierre Thomas exited Week 16 against the Falcons with a foot injury.

      Advice: Thomas is out for the game. It is unclear when the injury occurred. Thomas' final touch of the game was a 16-yard screen catch in the middle of the first quarter. He did not appear to injury himself on the play. With Travaris Cadet inactive, Mark Ingram could see a bump in pass-game usage. Khiry Robinson will see a bump in snaps as well. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 11:32 am
       
      Questionable
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      6.55 (155th)
    • Manziel leaves game with injured hamstring
      Johnny Manziel exited Sunday's game after taking a hit from Panthers S Colin Jones in the second quarter.

      Advice: On a designed run in the second quarter, Johnny Football took a blow to the head from Jones. Brian Hoyer entered the game. Manziel ultimately went to the locker room with a towel on his head and surrounded by trainers. Officially, the Browns are saying Manziel suffered a hamstring injury. Before leaving, Manziel was 3-of-8 passing for 32 yards and three rushing yards. We don't expect Manziel to reenter Sunday's game. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 11:17 am
       
      Injured Reserve
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (2493rd)
    • Steven Jackson suffers quad injury Week 16
      Steven Jackson exited Week 16 against the Saints with a quad injury.

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

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

      Advice: Douglas has been playing through a foot injury for several weeks, but the ailment has not affected his on-field production. With Julio Jones back in the lineup, Douglas will fall back in as a WR4 against the Saints. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 8:38 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      5.53 (188th)
    • Percy Harvin officially active versus Pats
      Percy Harvin (ankle) is active for Week 16 against the Patriots.

      Advice: Harvin is a tough sell as a WR4 as he does battle with the Patriots' Darrelle Revis-led secondary. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 8:37 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (1972nd)
    • Roddy White officially active against Saints
      Roddy White (knee) is officially active for Week 16 against the Saints.

      Advice: White's status was never in doubt after getting in a full session on Friday. He is a more of a WR3 with Julio Jones returning to the lineup. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 8:37 am
       
      Questionable
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      9.26 (70th)
    • Vikings declare Week 16 inactives
      Vikings declared TE Kyle Rudolph, S Ahmad Dixon, CB Shaun Prater, FB Zach Line, LB Anthony Barr, OT Carter Bykowski, and G Charlie Johnson inactive for Week 16 against the Dolphins.

      Advice: Chase Ford will replace Rudolph as Minnesota's pass-catching tight end. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 8:34 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      5.89 (107th)
    • Dwayne Bowe (illness) active for Week 16
      Dwayne Bowe (illness) is active for Week 16 against the Steelers.

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

      Advice: The Falcons reportedly saw enough from Jones in a pre-game workout to make him active despite Jones missing every practice this week. Jones could be limited by his oblique injury, but the buzz around Falcons' camp has always been he would be more than a decoy if active. He is a risky play during championship week, but his upside makes him a mid-range WR2 even with the risk. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 8:21 am
       
      Questionable
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      13.83 (30th)
    • Peyton Manning looked good Saturday
      Coach John Fox said Peyton Manning (thigh) "looked good" in Saturday's practice.

      Advice: Manning's participation in practice this week was "fairly normal," according to Fox. He should be far closer to 100 percent this week than last, when he only attempted 20 passes in a win at San Diego. Denver's shift toward a run-heavy, ball-control team is a concern, but Manning is still a no-brainer top-6 fantasy quarterback this week. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 8:09 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      22.16 (2nd)
    • Emmanuel Sanders fully expected to play
      Coach John Fox said Emmanuel Sanders (illness) is fully expected to play in Monday's game at Cincy.

      Advice: Sanders was sent home from practice Saturday because he was dealing with flu-like symptoms. It's not a real concern as he will make the trip and will almost certainly be in the starting lineup. Lock Sanders in as a WR2. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 8:06 am
       
      Questionable
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      11.73 (51st)
    • Julio Jones' injury is a strained oblique
      ESPN's Chris Mortensen reported on Sunday Countdown that Julio Jones' specific injury is a strained oblique.

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

      Advice: This doesn't hint at whether Julio will play or not, but it's fantasy title week and we're blurbing any and all information on critical skill-position players. The Falcons will decide Jones' availability during a pre-game warmup Sunday morning. The signs currently point toward Julio being active at the Saints. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 7:14 am
       
      Questionable
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      13.83 (30th)
    • Report: RGIII will be back with Skins in 2015
      The Washington Post's Jason Reid writes Robert Griffin III is "expected to return" to the Redskins in 2015.

      Advice: Profootballtalk reports RGIII's job status for 2015 was never in danger despite all of the reports stating otherwise in recent weeks. RGIII looked like his vintage self in a Saturday afternoon win over the Eagles, and suddenly things are peachy in D.C. RGIII has an opportunity to finish the season on a high note against the Cowboys in Week 17. Whether Jay Gruden returns as head coach remains unclear, but he's reportedly been told he'll be back. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 6:01 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      17.72 (17th)
    • Report: Falcons 'optimistic' Julio will play
      NFL Network's Albert Breer reports the Falcons are "optimistic" Julio Jones (hip) will play Week 16 against the Saints.

      Advice: Although he didn't practice at all this week, Jones ran off to the side each day and participated in Saturday's walkthrough. His final hurdle will be a pregame workout ahead of the 1 PM ET kickoff. This is the most important game of the season for the Falcons. There's plenty of risk that Julio could only be used as a decoy, but he'd be extremely tough to sit if he's active. We'll know soon. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 5:54 am
       
      Questionable
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      13.83 (30th)
    • Julio Jones participates in Sat. walkthrough
      Julio Jones (questionable, hip) participated in the Falcons' Saturday walkthrough.

      Advice: Beat writer Vaughn McClure takes this as a "positive sign" Julio will play Sunday at New Orleans. Although Jones' status won't be decided until just before game time, most signs point toward the Falcons counting on Julio to play. Sunday's Falcons-Saints game has a 1PM ET start, so we'll know his availability early. It's hard to imagine sitting Julio in fantasy leagues if he's active. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 8:19 pm
       
      Questionable
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      13.83 (30th)
    • 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
      6.17 (164th)
    • RGIII leads Washington to upset win
      Robert Griffin III completed 16-of-23 passes for 220 yards and an interception in Saturday's Week 16 win over the Eagles.

      Advice: Griffin looked more decisive from the pocket, and was able to go through his progressions when given time. His highlights were two 50-plus yard throws to DeSean Jackson. Grifin's interception came trying to force a pass to Jackson in double coverage, but he bounced back and led Washington to a game-winning drive. Griffin has a matchup against Dallas in Week 17. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 5:05 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      17.72 (17th)
    • Broncos list Sanders (illness) questionable
      Emmanuel Sanders (illness) is listed as questionable for Week 16.

      Advice: Sanders missed practice on Saturday with flu-like symptoms. The Broncos don’t play until Monday night, so he'll have two days to get healthy. Sanders will be a WR2 for the fantasy finals. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 12:31 pm
       
      Questionable
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      11.73 (51st)
    • Peyton Manning (thigh) listed a questionable
      Peyton Manning (thigh) is listed a questionable for Monday night's matchup with the Bengals.

      Advice: Manning was limited on Friday and Saturday, but is fully expected to start on Monday night. Manning is Rotoworld's No. 6 quarterback for Week 16. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 10:59 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      22.16 (2nd)
    • Emmanuel Sanders misses practice with flu
      Emmanuel Sanders missed Broncos' practice on Saturday with flu-like symptoms.

      Advice: Sanders was reportedly feeling under the weather on Friday and will be given Saturday off to rest. The Denver Post's Troy Renck said there is "no reason to think he won't play." With Peyton Manning struggling, Sanders has seen his production tail off in the last two games. Under the weather and against a solid Bengals secondary, Sanders will be a risky WR2 for the fantasy championships. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 10:11 am
       
      Questionable
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      11.73 (51st)
    • Lions admit Joique Bell is No. 1 running back
      Lions OC Joe Lombardi conceded Joique Bell is the team's No. 1 running back, ahead of Reggie Bush.

      Advice: It would be difficult to claim anything else. Bell has 33 carries to Bush's 11 over the last two weeks and has out-touched Bush 42-16 over that span. Bell has at least 10 carries in 12-of-13 games this season. Bush has managed that feat just twice. Bell is the clear lead back and is a good bet for 20 touches against a leaky Bears' defense. He is a solid RB2 in championship week. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 6:19 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      9.95 (63rd)
    • 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
      6.17 (164th)
    • Andre Johnson listed as probable
      Andre Johnson (head) is listed as probable for Week 16 against the Ravens.

      Advice: Johnson's outlook is improved by DeAndre Hopkins' (ankle) likely absence, but hurt by Case Keenum's insertion at quarterback. He's a risky WR3 play. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 1:16 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      7.05 (121st)
    • Dwayne Bowe expected to play Sunday
      Dwayne Bowe (illness, questionable) didn't practice all week, but is expected to play Sunday against Pittsburgh.

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

      Advice: Chase Ford and Rhett Ellison will share tight end duties at Miami. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 12:15 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      5.89 (107th)
    • A.J. Green practices in full
      A.J. Green (illness) returned to a full practice on Friday.

      Advice: He'll be all systems go for Monday night's game versus Denver. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 11:45 am
       
      Questionable
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      13.25 (36th)
    • Ryan Lindley will be Seahawks Week 16 starter
      Despite Drew Stanton's (knee) "limited" return to practice, Cardinals coach Bruce Arians confirmed Friday that Ryan Lindley will start at quarterback in Week 16 against the Seahawks.

      Advice: Lindley has been beyond horrendous any time he's taken the field in his three-year career. Seattle's fantasy defense should be fired up with excitement. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 11:37 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      8.64 (172nd)
    • Peyton returns to Broncos practice
      Peyton Manning (thigh) returned to Broncos practice on Friday, getting in a limited session.

      Advice: You can see where Rotoworld ranks Peyton for this week at the link below. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 10:12 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      22.16 (2nd)
    • 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
      6.17 (164th)
    • Jamaal Charles upgraded to 'full' Thursday
      Jamaal Charles (knee, ankle) was upgraded to "full" on Thursday.

      Advice: Charles is banged up, but he's proven effective at playing through minor injuries. He's locked in as a top-three RB1 against the Steelers' soft defense. Coach Andy Reid often loses the plot, but we expect him to feed Charles in a game the Chiefs have to win. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 1:59 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      16.85 (10th)
    • Demaryius Thomas (ankle) practicing in full
      Demaryius Thomas (ankle) is practicing in full for Week 16.

      Advice: Thomas avoided setbacks with his ankle in Week 15, and is locked and loaded as a WR1 for the fantasy finals. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 1:16 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      15.22 (16th)
    • 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
      Thursday, 1:14 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      7.48 (69th)
    • Kyle Rudolph misses another practice Thursday
      Kyle Rudolph (ankle, knee) remained sidelined Thursday.

      Advice: Rudolph is beginning to look shaky for Sunday's trip to Miami. Rudolph is coming off his first effective game of 2014, but will be difficult to trust as a TE2 at far less than 100 percent health. Rudolph has admitted his groin remains an issue in addition to his knee and ankle ailments. Chase Ford will start at tight end if Rudolph sits in South Beach. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 12:54 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      5.89 (107th)
    • A.J. Green's missed practice due to illness
      A.J. Green's missed practice on Thursday was due to an illness.

      Advice: He'll be back on Friday, and is in no danger of missing Monday's game against the Broncos. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 12:25 pm
       
      Questionable
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      13.25 (36th)
    • Percy Harvin back at Jets practice Thursday
      Percy Harvin returned to Jets practice Thursday, getting in a limited session.

      Advice: Harvin will be fine for Week 16, but going up against one of the league's best secondaries with Geno Smith at quarterback, he's not a realistic WR3 for the fantasy finals. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 10:42 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (1972nd)
    • Peyton Manning given day of rest Thursday
      Peyton Manning (thigh) was given a day of rest on Thursday.

      Advice: Manning was officially "limited" even though he spent the day getting treatment. Twitter panic is already ensuing, but Manning's Week 16 status is in zero doubt. Today is the Broncos' first practice of the week since they're playing on Monday Night Football. Manning will be back for Friday's session, and can confidently be fired up as a QB1 for the fantasy finals. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 10:34 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      22.16 (2nd)
    • A.J. Green misses Thursday's practice
      A.J. Green was held out of Thursday's practice.

      Advice: Per Bengals.com's Geoff Hobson, the "thinking is" that Green is under the weather. Whatever it is, we're not in any way concerned about his Week 16 availability. Green's status will be updated later Thursday afternoon. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 10:28 am
       
      Questionable
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      13.25 (36th)
    • Dwayne Bowe misses another practice
      Dwayne Bowe (flu) is not practicing Thursday.

      Advice: Bowe also sat out Wednesday's session. He'll likely be fine for Sunday's game at Pittsburgh, but is a WR4 even in ideal matchups like this one. Bowe has zero touchdowns in 13 games played this season. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 9:52 am
       
      Questionable
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      5.99 (173rd)
    • Andre Johnson passes the concussion protocol
      Andre Johnson has passed the concussion protocol.

      Advice: He got in a "full" practice on Thursday. Johnson ends up missing one game due to his brain injury. He returns in a plus matchup against the Ravens' brutal corners, but will have to deal with Case Keenum at quarterback. Both Johnson and DeAndre Hopkins are risky WR3 types. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 9:26 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      7.05 (121st)
    • Kyle Rudolph not practicing again
      Kyle Rudolph (knee, ankle, groin) is not practicing again Thursday.

      Advice: Rudolph's inability to completely put his sports hernia surgery behind him is a concern. If he is held out Sunday at Miami, Chase Ford will start. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 9:17 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      5.89 (107th)
    • Harry Douglas back at practice Thursday
      Harry Douglas (foot) returned to practice Thursday.

      Advice: He was officially limited. Douglas has routinely been sitting out Wednesdays this season. It has not affected him on Sundays, as evidenced by the 10-131-0 line he put on the Steelers in Week 15. Douglas will be a WR2 against the Saints this week if Julio Jones (hip) sits. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 8:53 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      5.53 (188th)
    • 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
      Thursday, 8:52 am
       
      Questionable
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      9.26 (70th)
    • Peyton Manning to play through 2016?
      The Denver Post's Mike Klis believes Peyton Manning will play out his contract with the Broncos.

      Advice: This would be welcome news for Dynasty owners of Peyton, Demaryius Thomas, and Emmanuel Sanders. Manning is under contract through 2016 with base salaries of $19 million the next two seasons. Although his play has begun to tail off toward the end of the past two years, Peyton has remained an "elite" quarterback in favorable weather. Manning is currently on pace for 42 touchdowns and 4,735 yards, both big drop-offs from last year's stats (55, 5,477) but still top-shelf fantasy QB1 numbers. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 6:45 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      22.16 (2nd)
    • 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
      6.17 (164th)
    • Jamaal Charles limited on Wednesday
      Jamaal Charles (knee, ankle) was limited Wednesday.

      Advice: The Chiefs removed Charles late in Sunday's win over the Raiders, but he's expected to play through his knee and ankle injuries. Charles is a high-end RB1 for Week 16 against the Steelers. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 3:03 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      16.85 (10th)
    • Kyle Rudolph (knee, ankle) misses practice
      Kyle Rudolph (knee, ankle) did not practice Wednesday.

      Advice: Rudolph recently admitted he wasn't completely over his sports-hernia surgery and is now dealing with knee and ankle injuries. He should be considered questionable for Week 16. Chase Ford would start if Rudolph misses time. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 2:08 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      5.89 (107th)
    • Andre Johnson practicing Wednesday
      Andre Johnson (concussion) practiced on Wednesday.

      Advice: Johnson was inactive last week due to his concussion. He's expected to return for Sunday's matchup with the Ravens. Johnson isn't a recommended fantasy option with Thad Lewis or Case Keenum expected to start. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 1:01 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      7.05 (121st)
    • Harry Douglas (foot) held out Wednesday
      Harry Douglas (foot) did not practice Wednesday.

      Advice: Roddy White (knee) was also held out of practice. Douglas will remain a WR2 option if Julio Jones (hip) doesn't return this week. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 12:30 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      5.53 (188th)
    • 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 17 Projected Points & Rank
      9.26 (70th)
    • Percy Harvin doesn't practice Wednesday
      Percy Harvin (ankle) did not practice Wednesday.

      Advice: He should be fine for Week 16 against the Patriots after playing through the injury in Week 15. Harvin isn't a realistic fantasy option with Geno Smith at quarterback. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 10:49 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (1972nd)
    • Kyle Rudolph still not 100 percent healthy
      Kyle Rudolph admits he's still not 100 percent healthy after undergoing sports-hernia surgery in September.

      Advice: He missed two months of action. Rudolph has played the past five games and set season-bests in catches (7) and yards (69) last week against the Lions. Neither he nor the coaching staff expect him to be back to full health until training camp next summer. Rudolph's four-year career has been derailed by injuries. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 6:54 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      5.89 (107th)
    • Gruden's RGIII comments softer in context
      Redskins coach Jay Gruden's Tuesday comments about Robert Griffin III come across much softer in context.

      Advice: "(It's) important for us to try to have some success on first and second down so we don’t have to drop back and throw it 30 times a game," Gruden said. "(When) you get behind, you get in third down, you get behind the chains, those have to be accomplished — the drop-back reads and progressions have to be accomplished, and that’s something we’re fighting through right now." Gruden's comments are non-controversial when taken in their full form, but came across as inflammatory in a series of tweets from the conference call. It took hours for the comments to be presented in their proper context. Regardless of today's brouhaha, Gruden is clearly not RGIII's No. 1 fan. It's hard to see the two coexisting for 2015. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 2:37 pm
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      17.72 (17th)
    • Jay Gruden again slams Robert Griffin III
      Speaking Tuesday, coach Jay Gruden said it's important for the Redskins to get an early lead in Saturday's game against the Eagles so they can limit Robert Griffin III's dropbacks and reading of the defense.

      Advice: Gruden might as well have just come out and said he thinks RGIII stinks. Gruden also said Griffin needs to "get up quicker," and "avoid awkward hits and falls." He wants RGIII to be "more savvy." Gruden hates the way RGIII plays quarterback, and he's making sure he gets it on the public record before the offseason. Grudes has supposedly been told he'll be back for 2015, so it's seeming safer and safer to assume Griffin is a goner in Washington. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 11:44 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      17.72 (17th)
    • Report: Foles still not close to 100 percent
      FOX Philadelphia's Howard Eskin reports Nick Foles' collarbone is just 70 percent healed.

      Advice: Eskin's report has been seconded by FOX Sports' Mike Garofolo. It means there's no way Foles will return before the end of the regular season, and that he'll likely be questionable for a potential Wild Card appearance. The Eagles' hopes of a division championship are pinned to the scattershot arm and decision-making of Mark Sanchez. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 11:39 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      0.00 (2436th)
    • Andre Johnson expected to return for Week 16
      Coach Bill O'Brien said it "looks like" Andre Johnson will return for Sunday's game against the Ravens.

      Advice: Johnson was inactive in Week 15, leaving DeVier Posey to start and DeAndre Hopkins to set a season-high with 13 targets. Johnson's return muddles the target totem pole, as does injuries to both Ryan Fitzpatrick (leg) and Tom Savage (knee). We wouldn't want to start anyone in this pass game with Case Keenum or Thad Lewis under center. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 5:25 am
       
      Week 17 Projected Points & Rank
      7.05 (121st)
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