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    • Jimmy Graham in on 65.2% of snaps Week 15
      Jimmy Graham played on 65.2 percent of the snaps against the Bears in Week 15. Rotoworld.com
      30 minutes ago
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    • Dominique Jones re-signed to roster
      Broncos re-signed TE Dominique Jones.

      Advice: We don't think this has anything to do with the status of Julius Thomas' ankle. It's likely a special teams move as the Broncos have been hit by injuries at linebacker this week. Rotoworld.com
      47 minutes ago
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    • 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
      Today, 7:08 am
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    • Report: Keenum tentatively expected to start
      CBS' Jason La Canfora says "every expectation" is that Case Keenum will start Sunday's game against the Ravens.

      Advice: Bill O'Brien isn't tipping his hand between Keenum and Thad Lewis. But Keenum makes more sense as he was with the team throughout the offseason program and training camp before losing his backup job to Tom Savage and Ryan Mallett. However, Keenum was brutal in four preseason games going 28-of-52 (53.8%) for 254 yards (4.88 YPA) with zero touchdowns and two interceptions, good for a 51.3 passer rating. He's not even a two-quarterback league option against a Ravens defense that can cover their secondary woes with a swarming front seven. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 6:51 am
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    • Reggie Wayne could play limited snaps
      The Indy Star suggests Reggie Wayne (triceps) might have his snap count reduced over the final two weeks of the regular season.

      Advice: The Colts already backed off Wayne a bit in Weeks 14 and 15, playing him on just 75.6 percent of the snaps. Now they've clinched the AFC South and have almost no shot at a first-round bye. So resting Wayne in order to get him 100 percent for the Wild Card game makes plenty of sense. Donte Moncrief and Hakeem Nicks will have roles against the Cowboys Sunday, with Moncrief ticketed for far more snaps. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 6:29 am
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    • Justin Forsett is no longer on injury report
      Justin Forsett (ankle, knee) is no longer listed on the injury report.

      Advice: Forsett has rotated out more often that usual the last two weeks, averaging 14.5 carries during that span vs. 22.0 the previous three weeks. Perhaps knee and ankle issues were to blame. Forsett was a full participant in Wednesday's practice, a strong sign he's nearing 100 percent again ahead of Sunday's game at Houston. "I feel good," he said. "This is actually one of the best Wednesdays that I've had in a while. So, my body is feeling good, maintaining, feeling ready to go." Rotoworld.com
      Today, 6:22 am
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    • Alfonso Smith could start Sunday
      Alfonso Smith and Phillip Tanner are the 49ers' only healthy running backs right now.

      Advice: Carlos Hyde (ankle, back) is doubtful and Frank Gore remains in the concussion protocol. Smith didn't make the team out of training camp, but was re-signed in mid-November. The veteran has rushed 52 times for 162 yards (3.11 YPC) with two touchdowns in his five-year career. Tanner, who has seen time with the Cowboys and Bills, had been on the street for the last month. Ideally, fantasy owners will be avoiding this situation. If forced, Smith would be the preferred play as the likely starter and one with far more experience in the scheme. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 6:08 am
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    • 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
      Today, 5:49 am
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    • O'Brien won't announce starter yet
      Bill O'Brien is declining to announce his Week 16 starter at quarterback.

      Advice: It will either be Case Keenum or Thad Lewis. "I'm going to keep that one close to the vest," O'Brien said Wednesday. "Both these guys, Case and Thad, are out there working hard. Right up until game time, that's going to be the way it is." It sounds like he's going to try to keep the Ravens in the dark until Sunday morning. All Texans are hands off in fantasy Super Bowls. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 5:40 am
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    • C.J. Spiller getting used to pads again
      C.J. Spiller (broken collarbone) took his pads off halfway through Wednesday's practice.

      Advice: "Yeah, I was just getting used to" wearing them "again," Spiller said. "It's been two months since I've had them on so I just wanted to see what it felt like to put them back." It's a reminder that he can't be counted on for a major role in Sunday's game at Oakland after not taking any contact since Week 7. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 5:36 am
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    • Report: Rivers battling back injury
      A league source tells ESPN's Adam Schefter that Philip Rivers is "battling a back injury that is bigger than people realize."

      Advice: Rivers has been playing banged up for a while now. A few weeks ago, Antonio Gates revealed that his quarterback has a "very severe rib injury" and now Schefter is exposing a back issue. Rivers (chest) did not practice on Tuesday or Wednesday, but will almost certainly be fine for Saturday's game at San Francisco. We wouldn't adjust any projections. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 5:31 am
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    • 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
      Yesterday, 4:26 pm
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    • Greg Jennings (hamstring) limited Wednesday
      Greg Jennings (hamstring) was limited in Wednesday's practice.

      Advice: Jennings should be available this week despite his hamstring issue. He'll be updated again on Thursday. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 2:30 pm
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    • Carlos Hyde needs a miracle to play Saturday
      Carlos Hyde (ankle, back) said he does not expect to play in Saturday's game against the Chargers barring a miracle.

      Advice: Despite receiving good news following an MRI, it doesn't look like Hyde is going to be able to go on this short week. It's terrible timing, as Frank Gore (concussion) is in serious doubt as well. It's certainly possible the 49ers will be forced to roll with Alfonso Smith and Phillip Tanner at running back Saturday. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 2:14 pm
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    • 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
      Yesterday, 1:46 pm
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    • DeAngelo Williams limited on Wednesday
      DeAngelo Williams (hand) was limited in Wednesday's practice.

      Advice: Williams is on track to return this week after sitting out the last two games. He'll cut into Jonathan Stewart's workload, but won't be a fantasy option. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 12:20 pm
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    • 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
      Yesterday, 11:49 am
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    • 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
      Yesterday, 10:55 am
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    • T.Y. Hilton (hamstring) not practicing Wed.
      T.Y. Hilton (hamstring) is not practicing Wednesday.

      Advice: It's not a major concern. Yet. Hilton is reportedly aiming to be on the field Thursday. He tweaked his hamstring in Sunday's win over the Texans. Hilton's MRI on Monday came back clean. His status will be updated again Thursday. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:19 am
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    • Texans add QB Ricky Stanzi to p-squad
      Texans signed QB Ricky Stanzi to their practice squad.

      Advice: Somehow, the 27-year-old former fifth-round pick keeps finding work despite never having thrown a regular-season pass. He spent the summer with the Jaguars, completing 17-of-28 preseason tosses for 159 yards, zero touchdowns, and two interceptions. Stanzi is essentially Houston's No. 3 quarterback. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 5:36 am
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