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  • Report: Julio Jones will be 'a decoy at best'
    D. Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports Julio Jones will be "a decoy at best" Week 14 against the Rams.

    Advice: Ledbetter is doubling down on his Friday report that Jones will not play. Coach Dan Quinn said Friday he "anticipates" Jones will be active, but Ledbetter says he is "calling coach's bluff." Playing in an afternoon kick and potentially limited to decoy status, Jones looks way too risky to trust in the first week of the fantasy playoffs. Owners should find other options. Rotoworld.com Today, 7:10 am
    Week 14 Projected Points & Rank
    13.07 (44th)
     
  • Report: Shane Vereen to be activated Saturday
    Giants activated Shane Vereen (triceps) off injured reserve.

    Advice: The transaction is not yet official, but it is expected to come "barring anything unforeseen" during Saturday's practice. Vereen is also expected to be active Sunday night against the Cowboys, but his role is questionable in an already jumbled backfield. Vereen is a fine stash in PPR leagues, but he is too risky to trust in the first week of the playoffs. Vereen's presence makes Rashad Jennings an even lower floor RB3. Rotoworld.com Today, 6:55 am
    Week 14 Projected Points & Rank
    4.90 (239th)
     
  • Lombardi: CLE will 'go hard after' Garoppolo
    Fox Sports' Mike Lombardi said the Browns will "go hard after" Jimmy Garoppolo this offseason.

    Advice: Lombardi has worked for both organizations recently, so this is likely not just idle chatter. "I think Cleveland understands, Hue Jackson specifically understands he needs a quarterback. I think they’ll be very aggressive," Lombardi said. "I think Jimmy Garoppolo’s on top of their list, and I think they’ll go hard after him." With Tom Brady showing no signs of slowing down and Garoppolo set to be a free agent in 2018, it makes sense for the Patriots to move the young quarterback this offseason. The Browns have the picks to make a big move if Garoppolo is really their guy. Even though this is a weak draft class for quarterbacks, there could be quite a few interesting options available in free agency and on the trade block this spring. Rotoworld.com Today, 6:24 am
    Week 14 Projected Points & Rank
    0.15 (444th)
     
  • Sims not a lock to be activated this week?
    Bucs coach Dirk Koetter said Charles Sims (knee, injured reserve) will be activated "sooner than later."

    Advice: It is an interesting phrasing considering Koetter said on Monday Sims would be back on the roster this week. If that was true, he would need to be activated very "sooner," as in by Saturday afternoon. It once looked like a lock Sims would be back this week, but now there is a bit of drama. The good news is his status will be known by Saturday evening at the latest. Rotoworld.com Today, 6:18 am
    Week 14 Projected Points & Rank
    5.97 (203rd)
     
  • Eric Ebron (knee) questionable for Sunday
    Eric Ebron (knee) is questionable for Week 14 against the Bears.

    Advice: He was a limited participant at practice this week and should be ready to roll Sunday against Chicago. Ebron will be a TE1/2 in that matchup. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 1:11 pm
    Week 14 Projected Points & Rank
    6.21 (195th)
     
  • DeVante Parker (back) questionable for Sunday
    DeVante Parker (back) is questionable for Week 14 against the Cardinals.

    Advice: He was upgraded to a full practice on Friday and should be all systems go for Sunday. Facing a difficult matchup against Patrick Peterson, Parker will be a tough sell as a WR3 this week. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 12:44 pm
    Week 14 Projected Points & Rank
    7.30 (145th)
     
  • Julio Jones in danger of missing Week 14?
    D. Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution tweeted Friday that he is not anticipating Julio Jones (toe, questionable) will play in Week 14 against the Rams.

    Advice: This is just a beat writer guess, but reinforces that Julio is no lock to be active against the Rams after he did little to nothing during the practice week. Officially, Jones was listed as "DNP" all three days. Coach Dan Quinn said Friday that he "anticipates" Julio playing, but that may be mere coachspeak. If Julio is indeed active, he will be a boom-bust WR1. It's a very tough situation in the fantasy playoffs because Falcons-Rams doesn't kick off until 4:25 PM ET. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:59 am
    Week 14 Projected Points & Rank
    13.07 (44th)
     
  • Lions waive TE Brandon Pettigrew
    Lions waived TE Brandon Pettigrew.

    Advice: Pettigrew is believed to be healthy, but the Lions had washed their hands of him. He will likely pass through waivers and be available to the highest bidder. A productive receiving tight end at Oklahoma State, Pettigrew was the 20th overall pick in the 2009 draft. He never developed into anything more than a blocking tight end in six years with Detroit. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:44 am
    Week 14 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (752nd)
     
  • Julio Jones to be a game-time decision
    Julio Jones (turf toe, questionable) will be a game-time decision Sunday in Week 14 against the Rams.

    Advice: Jones is dealing with turf toe and didn't do much at practice this week. It's a dicey situation for fantasy owners with the Falcons not playing until 4:25 PM ET on Sunday. Coach Dan Quinn is "anticipating" that Jones will be available on Sunday, though he'll obviously be at far less than 100 percent. Fantasy owners need to have a backup plan in place. The Falcons have a great matchup against the hapless Rams but may not be able to take advantage of it with Jones hurting and Mohamed Sanu already ruled out with a groin injury. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:23 am
    Week 14 Projected Points & Rank
    13.07 (44th)
     
  • T.J. Yeldon not listed on final injury report
    T.J. Yeldon (ankle) was not listed on the final injury report.

    Advice: It is not a surprise considering he practiced in full all week. With Denard Robinson (ankle) out and Chris Ivory (hamstring) questionable, Yeldon should have a bigger than normal workload this week. He is still just a low-end RB3 in a tough matchup with the Vikings. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:44 am
    Week 14 Projected Points & Rank
    7.27 (148th)
     
  • Dorial Green-Beckham not at practice Friday
    Dorial Green-Beckham (oblique) did not practice Friday.

    Advice: DGB was listed as questionable Friday morning, but this practice almost certainly means he will sit out his week. Nelson Agholor should retain his every-down role with Green-Beckham out. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:18 am
    Week 14 Projected Points & Rank
    4.70 (246th)
     
  • Rex: Watkins, Woods 'ready to roll' Week 14
    Bills coach Rex Ryan said Sammy Watkins (foot) and Robert Woods (knee) will be "ready to roll" Week 14 against the Steelers.

    Advice: Both were listed as questionable, but there really is not much doubt about either's status. Watkins will be an upside WR3 play as his snap share continues to grow, and Woods will be a low-ceiling WR4 against the Steelers. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:07 am
    Week 14 Projected Points & Rank
    9.45 (80th)
     
  • Denard Robinson (ankle) ruled out for Week 14
    Denard Robinson (ankle) has been ruled out for Week 14 against the Vikings.

    Advice: Robinson was running well last week before injuring his ankle, but he would have taken a backseat to a healthier T.J. Yeldon this week anyway. Dealing with a high-ankle sprain, Robinson will likely miss several weeks. Robinson is heading into free agency, so he is not a terrible flier in deeper Dynasty leagues. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:17 am
    Week 14 Projected Points & Rank
    0.75 (373rd)
     
  • Dorial Green-Beckham listed as questionable
    Dorial Green-Beckham (oblique) was listed as questionable for Week 14 against the Redskins.

    Advice: It seems unlikely he will play after missing the first two days of practice, but perhaps he can get in a limited session Friday. With Jordan Matthews expected back, Green-Beckham will not be a fantasy option even if he suits up. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:58 am
    Week 14 Projected Points & Rank
    4.70 (246th)
     
  • Sammy Watkins practicing again Friday
    Sammy Watkins (foot) participated in Friday's practice.

    Advice: Watkins will likely be listed as questionable on the final report, but he is fully expected to play. He could also see a larger snap share after increasing his practice reps this week. Watkins is an upside WR3. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:51 am
    Week 14 Projected Points & Rank
    9.45 (80th)
     
  • GM says team will evaluate Tyrod after season
    Bills GM Doug Whaley said the team will decide whether to retain Tyrod Taylor after the season.

    Advice: "He's got 4 more games to write this chapter," Whaley said. "Then after this season, like everybody on the team, we're going to do an evaluation and then we'll go from there." Whaley was equally cryptic about Taylor's future last offseason before signing him to a "six-year, $92 million" contract in August which was really a one-year deal with a $27.5 million option for 2017. Taylor has played well enough to cement himself as the starter in Buffalo, and the Bills really do not have any other option but to retain him. Whaley could be soft-playing his hand in an attempt to finagle a renegotiation, but Buffalo has to retain Taylor at this point. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 5:50 am
    Week 14 Projected Points & Rank
    16.58 (23rd)
     
  • Jalen Richard touches ball six times vs. KC
    Jalen Richard rushed six times for 29 yards in the Raiders' Week 14 loss to the Chiefs.

    Advice: Richard was just a changeup behind Latavius Murray, who carried the ball 22 times. Richard was on the field for some important snaps late, but it wasn't an indictment of Murray's play. Murray was the Raiders' best offensive player this evening. Richard is a nice COP back, but has zero standalone value. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 9:37 pm
    Week 14 Projected Points & Rank
    5.20 (233rd)
     
  • Maclin invisible in return from groin injury
    Jeremy Maclin caught 1-of-3 targets for 16 yards in the Chiefs' Week 14 win over the Raiders.

    Advice: Maclin was invisible as Alex Smith shredded the Raiders in the first half, and even more invisible as Smith struggled in the second. Pro Football Focus charted him as playing 42-of-55 snaps, so it wasn't a playing-time issue. Maclin has legitimately struggled this year. He'll be a low-upside WR4 in Week 15 against the Titans. Travis Kelce is the Chiefs' new No. 1 receiver. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 9:31 pm
    Week 14 Projected Points & Rank
    8.44 (108th)
     
  • Michael Crabtree bottled up for 21 yards
    Michael Crabtree caught 4-of-7 targets for 21 yards in the Raiders' Week 14 loss to the Chiefs.

    Advice: Crabtree also seemed to injure his left hand late, but returned to the game after missing a few plays. There wasn't a whole lot Crabtree could do on an evening where Derek Carr was misfiring left and right. Amari Cooper had a legitimately bad game, but the same can't be said for Crabtree. He'll bounce-back as a high-end WR2 against the Chargers in Week 15. The Raiders' entire offense should be much better. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 9:26 pm
    Week 14 Projected Points & Rank
    8.94 (96th)
     
  • Maclin officially returning versus Raiders
    Jeremy Maclin (groin) is active for Week 14 against the Raiders.

    Advice: Maclin is finally ready to go after missing four games. With Tyreek Hill and Travis Kelce both cooking, Maclin is hard to trust as more than a low-end WR4 as he knocks the rust off. Inactive for the Chiefs are QB Tyler Bray, CB D.J. White, CB Kenneth Acker, RB Knile Davis, LB Dadi Nicolas, OL Mike Person and TE Ross Travis. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 3:55 pm
    Week 14 Projected Points & Rank
    8.44 (108th)
     
  • T.J. Yeldon practicing in full for Week 14
    T.J. Yeldon (ankle) is practicing in full for Week 14.

    Advice: Even if Chris Ivory (hamstring) returns against the Vikings, Yeldon will lead the Jaguars' backfield. Going up against the Vikings' elite defense in a broken offense, Yeldon is a last-gasp RB3/FLEX. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 3:47 pm
    Week 14 Projected Points & Rank
    7.27 (148th)
     
  • Sammy Watkins increases his practice reps
    Sammy Watkins (foot) has increased his practice reps.

    Advice: Watkins' foot injury has been described as a matter of pain tolerance, and he's apparently getting used to it. Watkins played 49-of-72 snaps in Week 13, a rate more than high enough to make him an upside WR3 against the Steelers. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 2:07 pm
    Week 14 Projected Points & Rank
    9.45 (80th)
     
  • Eric Ebron (knee) still limited Thursday
    Eric Ebron (knee) remained limited at Thursday's practice.

    Advice: He's been dealing with knee issues off and on all season. There's no concern about Ebron's status for Week 14. Consider him a borderline TE1 for Sunday's tilt with Chicago. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 1:11 pm
    Week 14 Projected Points & Rank
    6.21 (195th)
     
  • Dorial Green-Beckham misses another session
    Dorial Green-Beckham (oblique) remained sidelined Thursday.

    Advice: DGB is looking unlikely to suit up against the Redskins, keeping Nelson Agholor in the mix opposite Jordan Matthews. DGB could be formally ruled out on Friday. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 12:19 pm
    Week 14 Projected Points & Rank
    4.70 (246th)
     
  • Julio Jones limited to side work on Thursday
    Julio Jones (turf toe) was limited to side work in Thursday's practice.

    Advice: Jones took part in the walk-through, but not team drills. He'll be listed as "DNP." Coach Dan Quinn is hoping he can get in a limited session on Friday. ESPN's Adam Schefter has reported the Falcons are "optimistic" Jones will suit up against the Rams, but he's genuinely questionable. Even if he does play, it's quite possible he'll be a decoy. Jones is shaping up as a high-risk, high-reward option for the first week of the fantasy playoffs. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 10:07 am
    Week 14 Projected Points & Rank
    13.07 (44th)
     
  • DeVante Parker is practicing again Thursday
    DeVante Parker (back) remained limited at Thursday's practice.

    Advice: Parker will be hard to trust as anything more than a WR3 Sunday against Patrick Peterson. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 9:32 am
    Week 14 Projected Points & Rank
    7.30 (145th)
     
  • Sammy Watkins returns to practice Thursday
    Sammy Watkins (foot) returned to practice Thursday.

    Advice: His Wednesday absence didn't seem to be any reason for concern after coach Rex Ryan said Watkins felt better coming out of Week 13 than he did Week 12. Watkins snaps went up last week, and we'd expect them to rise again this Sunday against the Steelers. Watkins will be a WR2/3 with big upside. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 8:52 am
    Week 14 Projected Points & Rank
    9.45 (80th)
     
  • Falcons expect Julio Jones to play Sunday
    ESPN's Adam Schefter reports the Falcons are "optimistic" Julio Jones (toe) will play this week.

    Advice: Jones missed most of the fourth quarter last week with turf toe. He didn't practice Wednesday but the Falcons are expecting him to play through the injury. Jones is likely going to see a lot of Trumaine Johnson if he suits up. Even at less than 100 percent, he'll be a WR1 against the Rams. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 7:34 am
    Week 14 Projected Points & Rank
    13.07 (44th)
     
  • Report: Lions moving on from Pettigrew
    According to Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press, the Lions are expected to release TE Brandon Pettigrew (knee, PUP) soon.

    Advice: Per Birkett, his locker at the Lions' facility has already been cleaned out. Pettigrew is said to be healthy after tearing his ACL last December but the Lions decided against activating him. With Eric Ebron getting most of the snaps at tight end these days, there's just no room for Pettigrew in Detroit anymore. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 4:46 pm
    Week 14 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (752nd)
     
  • Eric Ebron (knee) limited Wednesday
    Eric Ebron (knee) was limited in Wednesday's practice.

    Advice: Ebron has dealt with knee issues for most of the season. He should be fine for Week 14. Ebron has been held under 40 yards in consecutive games. He's a TE2 for the fantasy playoffs. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 1:11 pm
    Week 14 Projected Points & Rank
    6.21 (195th)
     
  • Maclin removed from injury report, will play
    Jeremy Maclin (groin) was removed from the Week 14 injury report and will play Thursday night against the Raiders.

    Advice: It's unclear what kind of role Maclin will have after missing four weeks, but there's been no indication he'll be on any sort of snap count. Look for Maclin to see his customary 5-8 targets, which takes some air out of the balloon for Travis Kelce and Tyreek Hill. Treat Maclin as a WR4 coming off a long layoff. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 12:34 pm
    Week 14 Projected Points & Rank
    8.44 (108th)
     
  • DeVante Parker practicing Wednesday
    DeVante Parker (back) was limited at Wednesday's practice.

    Advice: He missed all three practices last week before catching 3-of-4 targets for 34 yards and a touchdown. He'll be fine to play against the Cardinals at home. Likely to see Patrick Peterson, Parker will be a WR3/4. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 10:12 am
    Week 14 Projected Points & Rank
    7.30 (145th)
     
  • Julio Jones (toe) not practicing Wednesday
    Julio Jones (toe) is not practicing Wednesday.

    Advice: Jones is battling turf toe. Coach Dan Quinn said Jones will likely play this week, but that's not a given. The Falcons don't necessarily need Jones in order to beat the lowly Rams and 49ers over the next two weeks. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 8:55 am
    Week 14 Projected Points & Rank
    13.07 (44th)
     
  • Sammy Watkins (foot) DNP on Wednesday
    Sammy Watkins (foot) is not practicing Wednesday.

    Advice: It's not viewed as a setback. According to coach Rex Ryan, Watkins came out of Week 13 feeling better than he did after his Week 12 return. Look for him to return to practice Thursday before playing Sunday. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 8:53 am
    Week 14 Projected Points & Rank
    9.45 (80th)
     
  • Dorial Green-Beckham DNP on Wednesday
    Dorial Green-Beckham (oblique) is not practicing Wednesday.

    Advice: DGB took a big hit from Bengals WLB Vontaze Burfict in the Week 13 loss and suffered an "oblique contusion." His status for Week 14 is up in the air. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 8:00 am
    Week 14 Projected Points & Rank
    4.70 (246th)
     
  • Trumaine Johnson likely to shadow Julio Jones
    Julio Jones (toe) will be shadowed by Rams CB Trumaine Johnson in Week 14.

    Advice: That's if Jones even plays, as he's battling a case of turf toe. Johnson hasn't been asked to shadow No. 1 receivers much this season. The only one he trailed all game was Mike Evans in Week 3, and Evans managed eight catches for 106 yards and one touchdown on 10 targets. Jones will be a WR1. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 6:53 am
    Week 14 Projected Points & Rank
    13.07 (44th)
     
  • Brandon Pettigrew won't return this season
    The Lions will not activate TE Brandon Pettigrew (knee) from the reserve/PUP list.

    Advice: Pettigrew is still slightly less than a year removed from tearing his left ACL. A Lion since going with the No. 20 overall pick in the 2009 draft, Pettigrew is signed for $4.35 million next season. He obviously won't see that. Pettigrew turns 32 in February. He could have a hard time finding a new home if the Lions pass on a pay cut and release him outright. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 11:52 am
    Week 14 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (752nd)
     
  • Jeremy Maclin (groin) practicing in full
    Jeremy Maclin (groin) will be a full participant at Tuesday's practice.

    Advice: It puts Maclin on track to suit up Thursday night against Oakland. He'll be returning from a four-game absence. With Travis Kelce emerging as Alex Smith's go-to target and rookie Tyreek Hill also showing promise, Maclin won't be more than a WR4 this week and going forward. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 9:57 am
    Week 14 Projected Points & Rank
    8.44 (108th)
     
  • Report: Maclin 'should play' Thursday night
    ESPN's Bob Holtzman reports Jeremy Maclin (groin) "should play" Thursday night against the Raiders.

    Advice: Holtzman added the caveat of "if all goes well" in practice this week. Maclin has been out since Week 9 with a groin injury. Even if he returns Thursday night, there is a decent chance he will be limited. Even in a good matchup, Maclin is nothing more than a WR4. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 7:36 am
    Week 14 Projected Points & Rank
    8.44 (108th)
     
  • Jeremy Maclin gets in limited practice Monday
    Jeremy Maclin (groin) got in a limited practice Monday.

    Advice: Indications earlier Monday suggested Maclin will return to the lineup Thursday night against the Raiders. While he's nothing more than a WR4, Maclin also figures to affect the production of Travis Kelce and Tyreek Hill. Rotoworld.com Monday, 5:09 pm
    Week 14 Projected Points & Rank
    8.44 (108th)
     
  • Bucs to activate Charles Sims from IR/return
    Coach Dirk Koetter said Monday the Bucs will activate RB Charles Sims from the I.R./return list this week.

    Advice: If Sims is in shape -- he has spent the last two months recovering from a knee injury -- he should step in as the Bucs' primary passing-game and catch-up back. Sims' activation will occur after a game where Doug Martin missed the final three drives due to an apparently innocuous injury. Sims' versatility should come in especially handy due to Tampa Bay's growing concerns at wide receiver, where they lost Cecil Shorts (knee) and Adam Humphries (concussion) in Sunday's win over the Chargers. Daily Slant: Sims' return makes Doug Martin an easier Week 14 fade. Bucs will be heavily targeted vs. the Saints, especially the passing game. Not only did Martin lose some late game work (due to injury) in Week 13, but he'll take on a Saints defense that has allowed the 2nd fewest FPPG to RBs over the past month. That improvement for New Orleans has coincided with Sheldon Rankins' return from an injury. Rotoworld.com Monday, 2:01 pm
    Week 14 Projected Points & Rank
    5.97 (203rd)
     
  • Julio Jones has turf toe, expected to be fine
    Julio Jones is dealing with a case of turf toe, but is expected to be fine.

    Advice: Speaking Monday, coach Dan Quinn stressed the issue wasn't believed to be serious, but allowed it will be "monitored." Turf toe can be extremely tricky. Jones barely played down the stretch of Sunday's loss to the Chiefs, and was in clear discomfort on the sideline. It's definitely not a settled issue. Jones' practice reps figure to be extremely limited this week, though as of now, we can take Quinn at his word that Jones will probably suit up for Week 14. Rotoworld.com Monday, 11:40 am
    Week 14 Projected Points & Rank
    13.07 (44th)
     
  • Rex offers cryptic comments on Tyrod Taylor
    Speaking about Tyrod Taylor's play following Sunday's loss, Bills coach Rex Ryan said "look, let's just let this play out."

    Advice: "We feel pretty comfortable with Tyrod," Ryan said. "There's a lot of factors that go into everything." Taylor had a strong first quarter Sunday, but then melted down as the Bills blew a big lead. Taylor's play has really started to ebb in recent weeks after a more consistent middle stretch of the season. Writing about the performance on Monday, respected Bills beat writer Joe Buscaglia said "if it’s me, as of right now, I would be moving on from Taylor." The Bills will owe Taylor $27.5 million if he remains on the roster through the fourth day of the 2017 league year. Rotoworld.com Monday, 11:39 am
    Week 14 Projected Points & Rank
    16.58 (23rd)
     
  • Report: KC 'optimistic' Maclin back for TNF
    ESPN's Adam Schefter reports the Chiefs are "optimistic" Jeremy Maclin (groin) will return from his four-game absence on Thursday Night Football.

    Advice: Speaking Monday, coach Andy Reid claimed ignorance on Maclin's status, but this is a pretty strong indication he will finally return. Travis Kelce has emerged as the Chiefs' No. 1 receiver in Maclin's absence, and been a much more dangerous weapon than Maclin was before going down. Maclin's return could still curb Kelce's upside, but we wouldn't consider Maclin more than a WR4 against the Raiders. Rotoworld.com Monday, 11:21 am
    Week 14 Projected Points & Rank
    8.44 (108th)
     
  • Denard Robinson has high-ankle sprain
    Jaguars RB Denard Robinson has been diagnosed with a high-ankle sprain.

    Advice: Shoelace suffered the injury after touching the ball 18 times on Sunday. It creates increased urgency for Chris Ivory (hamstring) to return for Week 14. Rotoworld.com Monday, 10:33 am
    Week 14 Projected Points & Rank
    0.75 (373rd)
     
  • Chiefs 'don't know' Maclin's Week 14 status
    Speaking Monday, Chiefs coach Andy Reid said "I don't know" when asked about Jeremy Maclin's (groin) Week 14 availability.

    Advice: "He's making improvement," was Reid's unhelpful addendum. Despite getting in three limited practices, Maclin didn't seem particularly close to returning on Sunday. There's a pretty strong chance he won't suddenly be cleared in three days time for Thursday Night Football. Even if Maclin does play, his usual complement of snaps is unlikely. Struggling even before he was injured, Maclin has faded to WR4 status. Rotoworld.com Monday, 10:21 am
    Week 14 Projected Points & Rank
    8.44 (108th)
     
  • Dorial Green-Beckham has 'oblique contusion'
    Dorial Green-Beckham suffered an "oblique contusion" Week 13 against the Bengals.

    Advice: Coach Doug Pederson said he likely will not practice Wednesday but will play against the Redskins. We have heard similar claims from Pederson before only to see players miss multiple games, but DGB should be fine if it is only a bruise. He will take a backseat to Jordan Matthews this week, who looks set to return from an ankle injury. Rotoworld.com Monday, 9:12 am
    Week 14 Projected Points & Rank
    4.70 (246th)
     
  • Watkins goes 3-38 on nine targets in defeat
    Sammy Watkins caught 3-of-9 targets for 38 yards in the Bills' Week 13 loss to the Raiders.

    Advice: After playing just 25-of-55 snaps in his Week 12 return, Watkins was in on 49-of-72 snaps in this one. He's obviously still not 100 percent coming off a broken foot, but the Bills need Watkins to be out there with Robert Woods (knee) and Percy Harvin (illness) out. Watkins' nine targets were a team-high, but he wasn't able to make much happen against Oakland's physical cornerbacks. Watkins will be an upside WR2/3 next week against the Steelers. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 5:01 pm
    Week 14 Projected Points & Rank
    9.45 (80th)
     
  • Crabtree goes 7-74-1 in win, drops another TD
    Michael Crabtree caught 7-of-11 targets for 74 yards and one touchdown in the Raiders' Week 13 win over the Bills.

    Advice: Crabtree again led the Raiders in targets and production after an 8-110 line in Week 12. Crabtree could have had a bigger day, but committed a horrible drop in the end zone on a slant pass that hit him right in the chest with no defender on him. He later made up for it by snagging a three-yard score in the back of the end zone. Crabtree will be a WR2 Thursday night at the Chiefs. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 4:58 pm
    Week 14 Projected Points & Rank
    8.94 (96th)
     
  • Jalen Richard runs for 53 yards in Week 13
    Jalen Richard rushed nine times for 53 yards in the Raiders' Week 13 win over the Bills.

    Advice: He wasn't involved in the passing game for the second week in a row. Latavius Murray has taken on that role, and Richard is simply the change-of-pace option, though he's filling that role extremely well this season. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 4:53 pm
    Week 14 Projected Points & Rank
    5.20 (233rd)
     
  • Tyrod Taylor turns it over in loss to Raiders
    Tyrod Taylor completed 18-of-35 passes for 191 yards, no touchdowns, and one interception in the Bills' Week 13 loss to the Raiders.

    Advice: He added 30 yards rushing and one touchdown on three attempts. The touchdown run was a great read-option keeper where Khalil Mack crashed hard and didn't hold the edge, letting Taylor walk in easily. Mack later got his revenge, though, getting to Taylor to tip a pass, causing his interception deep in Buffalo territory, and then recording a strip-sack and recovering the fumble. Buffalo held a 24-9 lead at one point, but allowed 29 unanswered points to fall to 6-6. They need wins from here on out. Taylor will be a borderline QB1 next week against the Steelers. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 4:49 pm
    Week 14 Projected Points & Rank
    16.58 (23rd)
     
  • Julio says he's 'OK' after lower-body injury
    Julio Jones said he's "OK" after suffering a lower-body injury in the Week 13 loss to the Chiefs.

    Advice: Jones dominated early in the first quarter against the Chiefs, but he faded fast on Sunday and was in and out of the game in the fourth quarter with what appeared to be a foot or ankle issue. "It's football," Jones said. "You're going to get banged up. You're going to get little nagging injuries here and there from the game. I'm OK. I'll be good to go." Jones should be fine for Week 14. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 4:47 pm
    Week 14 Projected Points & Rank
    13.07 (44th)
     
  • Parkers plays hurt, scores a touchdown
    DeVante Parker corralled three-of-four targets for 34 yards and a touchdown Sunday in the Dolphins' Week 13 loss to the Ravens.

    Advice: Parker didn’t catch his first pass until late in the first half. He was bottled up by Jimmy Smith for most of the afternoon but salvaged the day for fantasy owners by scoring a late touchdown. Parker wasn’t expected to suit up on Sunday but convinced the coaching staff to let him play through a back injury after going through pregame warmups. He should be closer to 100 percent next week but could be shadowed by Patrick Peterson in a tough matchup with Arizona. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 2:02 pm
    Week 14 Projected Points & Rank
    7.30 (145th)
     
  • Yeldon gets 17 touches against Broncos
    T.J. Yeldon rushed 14 times for 55 yards and caught 3-of-7 targets for 27 yards in the Jaguars' Week 13 loss to the Broncos.

    Advice: The Jags entered this game hoping to limit Yeldon's reps due to an ankle injury. Because Denard Robinson himself left with an ankle injury, the Jags were forced to lean on Yeldon as their feature back in the final two quarters. Chris Ivory's (hamstring) status is uncertain for Week 14 against the Vikings. Regardless, Jacksonville's backfield has become a situation to avoid. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 2:02 pm
    Week 14 Projected Points & Rank
    7.27 (148th)
     
  • Green-Beckham goes 4-29 on 10 targets
    Dorial Green-Beckham caught 4-of-10 targets for 29 yards in the Eagles' Week 13 loss to the Bengals.

    Advice: His 10 targets were second-most on the team behind Zach Ertz's 15, but Green-Beckham wasn't able to do much with his looks before leaving in the second half with a ribs injury that required X-rays after he took a hard hit from WLB Vontaze Burfict. Green-Beckham has long been doing less with more. If Jordan Matthews (ankle) returns for Week 14, DGB will go back to WR4 status. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 1:55 pm
    Week 14 Projected Points & Rank
    4.70 (246th)
     
  • Julio goes 7-113, but bothered by injury late
    Julio Jones caught 7-of-9 targets for 113 yards in the Falcons' Week 13 loss to the Chiefs.

    Advice: Jones was dominating early, catching four passes for 52 yards on the Falcons' opening drive. That would end up the highlight. He started seeing the occasional shadow from Marcus Peters, and was in and out of the game late with a foot or ankle issue. Jones' snaps were very limited down the stretch. He also had a would-be 40-yard reception wiped out by intentional pass interference from the Chiefs. Nevertheless, the 100-yard game was his seventh of the season. Provided his health cooperates, Jones will be his usual top-three self against the Rams in Week 14. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 1:07 pm
    Week 14 Projected Points & Rank
    13.07 (44th)
     
  • Denard Robinson suffers ankle injury
    Denard Robinson (ankle) is questionable to return to Sunday's Week 13 game against the Broncos.

    Advice: A second-year back named Corey Grant was in on Jacksonville's last drive. Before departing, "Shoelace" turned 18 touches into 64 total yards. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 12:13 pm
    Week 14 Projected Points & Rank
    0.75 (373rd)
     
  • Crabtree, Murray active for Week 13 vs. Bills
    Michael Crabtree (ankle) is active for Week 13 against the Bills.

    Advice: Latavius Murray (ankle) is also active after both players were listed questionable. It's the same routine as last week. With Bills LCB Ronald Darby (concussion) out, Crabtree gets a boost against rookie CB Kevon Seymour. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 11:42 am
    Week 14 Projected Points & Rank
    8.94 (96th)
     
  • Watkins, Goodwin both active for Bills at OAK
    Sammy Watkins (foot) is active for Week 13 against the Raiders.

    Advice: Marquise Goodwin (wrist) is also active after both players were listed questionable. They figure to be the Bills' top two receivers in this one with Percy Harvin (illness) and Robert Woods (knee) out. Watkins is a WR2. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 11:36 am
    Week 14 Projected Points & Rank
    9.45 (80th)
     
  • DeVante Parker officially active for Week 13
    DeVante Parker (back) is active for Week 13 against the Ravens.

    Advice: It's a stunning development after Parker was considered a long shot to play earlier this morning. He'll have a tough assignment this week going against Jimmy Smith (back), who is also active. TE Thomas Duarte, T Bryce Harris, CB Xavien Howard, LB Jelani Jenkins, CB Jordan Lucas, C Mike Pouncey and WR Rashawn Scott round out Miami's inactive list for Week 13. Brandon Albert (wrist), Kiko Alonso (hamstring), Jermon Bushrod (calf), Kenyan Drake (knee), Earl Mitchell (back) and Laremy Tunsil (shoulder) are all active for the Dolphins. Daily Slant: Given Parker's situation, it’s a great time to look at Jarvis Landry. Baltimore ranks 1st in rush DVOA, according to Football Outsiders, so the Phins will likely struggle on the ground. With Parker hobbled, Tannehill could spread some of his looks to Landry, who will avoid Jimmy Smith in the slot. Landry is a solid option, especially on full PPR sites. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 8:44 am
    Week 14 Projected Points & Rank
    7.30 (145th)
     
  • T.J. Yeldon (ankle) is active against Broncos
    T.J. Yeldon is active for Week 13 against the Broncos.

    Advice: Denard Robinson and Yeldon will share backfield duties. The Jaguars' Week 13 inactives are QB Brandon Allen, CB Josh Johnson, RB Chris Ivory, OL Jeremiah Poutasi, DE Jared Odrick, TE Julius Thomas, and WR Allen Hurns. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 8:31 am
    Week 14 Projected Points & Rank
    7.27 (148th)
     
  • Change of plans: DeVante Parker good to go
    DeVante Parker (back, questionable) will play Sunday in Week 13 against the Ravens.

    Advice: This comes only a few hours after ESPN's Adam Schefter reported that Parker was not expected to play. Parker went out for pregame warmups and must have shown enough to get the green light. Playing at less than 100 percent and likely to face Jimmy Smith in coverage, Parker will be a risky bet as a WR3 this week. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 8:06 am
    Week 14 Projected Points & Rank
    7.30 (145th)
     
  • DeVante Parker (back) unlikely to play Sunday
    ESPN's Adam Schefter reports DeVante Parker (questionable, back) isn't expected to play in Week 13 against the Ravens.

    Advice: Coach Adam Gase said he would "err on the side of caution" with Parker this week. Parker got in some side-work Friday and looks like he'll only miss one game. Jarvis Landry should see more targets with Parker out, with Kenny Stills and rookie Leonte Carroo playing bigger roles on the outside. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 5:14 am
    Week 14 Projected Points & Rank
    7.30 (145th)
     
  • Crabtree and Latavius good to go Sunday
    Michael Crabtree (ankle, questionable) will play Sunday in Week 13 against the Bills.

    Advice: So will Latavius Murray (ankle, questionable). Crabtree hasn't scored a touchdown since Week 7 but recorded a season-high 110 yards in last week's win over Carolina. He'll be in the WR2 mix this week. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 5:12 am
    Week 14 Projected Points & Rank
    8.94 (96th)
     
  • Jeremy Maclin (groin) downgraded to out
    Jeremy Maclin (groin) was downgraded to out for Week 13 against the Falcons.

    Advice: Maclin appeared on track to return after practicing on a limited basis all week and being listed as questionable on Friday. He was clearly not ready to go coming out of a long injury layoff, however, and did not even make the trip to Atlanta. With Maclin out, Tyreek Hill should once again serve as the No. 1 receiver in a great matchup. He is a WR3 with a ton of upside. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 8:35 am
    Week 14 Projected Points & Rank
    8.44 (108th)
     
  • Brandon Pettigrew not ready to be activated
    Lions TE Brandon Pettigrew (knee, PUP) isn’t expected to return Sunday.

    Advice: Pettigrew has been practicing since Week 12. He hasn't had any setbacks but isn’t ready to return. The Lions will need to activate Pettigrew next week or shut him down for the season. Rotoworld.com Friday, 4:11 pm
    Week 14 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (752nd)
     
  • Michael Crabtree questionable for Week 13
    Michael Crabtree (ankle) is questionable for Week 13 against the Bills.

    Advice: Crabtree was limited at all three practices this week. Coming off a 100-yard game in Week 12, Crabtree should be a solid WR2 for Sunday's home game against Buffalo. Rotoworld.com Friday, 1:36 pm
    Week 14 Projected Points & Rank
    8.94 (96th)
     
  • Maclin officially questionable for Week 13
    Jeremy Maclin (groin) is questionable for Week 13 against the Falcons.

    Advice: Maclin put in a limited week of practice and should be good to go after sitting out the last three games with a groin injury. His return puts a damper on Tyreek Hill, who absolutely crushed it during Maclin's absence. Maclin was struggling before his injury and won't be anything more than a back-end WR3 this week. Rotoworld.com Friday, 12:17 pm
    Week 14 Projected Points & Rank
    8.44 (108th)
     
  • Dolphins to protect Parker from himself
    Dolphins coach Adam Gase indicated Friday that he will err on the side of caution with DeVante Parker (questionable, back) and protect Parker from himself, even if Parker says he can play against the Ravens.

    Advice: This is the opposite of the Bills' approach to injured players. "He might even tell me I'm ready to go and I might say no," were Gase's words when quizzed on Parker's availability. Gase did say Parker "took a step forward" on Friday. Still, it would be stunning if Parker played in Baltimore. Rotoworld.com Friday, 10:47 am
    Week 14 Projected Points & Rank
    7.30 (145th)
     
  • DeVante Parker misses practice again Friday
    DeVante Parker (back) remained sidelined at Friday's practice.

    Advice: He was only able to "jog" off to the side and "test his back," reportedly running at "half speed." Dolphins OC Clyde Christensen already seemed to admit on Thursday that Parker was an extreme long shot to play Sunday. Kenny Stills and rookie Leonte Carroo will play bigger roles outside with Jarvis Landry in the slot. Rotoworld.com Friday, 9:33 am
    Week 14 Projected Points & Rank
    7.30 (145th)
     
  • Rex Ryan confirms Watkins (foot) will play
    Coach Rex Ryan said Sammy Watkins (foot) will play Week 13 against the Raiders.

    Advice: The Bills listed him as questionable. Watkins is said to still have a broken bone in his foot, according to OC Anthony Lynn, and how much he plays against the Raiders remains up in the air. Watkins is a WR2/3 at less than 100 percent. Rotoworld.com Friday, 9:06 am
    Week 14 Projected Points & Rank
    9.45 (80th)
     
  • T.J. Yeldon's (ankle) workload up in the air
    Coach Gus Bradley admitted T.J. Yeldon's (ankle) Week 13 workload will be a game-time decision.

    Advice: Chris Ivory (hamstring) being ruled out has put Yeldon on the fantasy map against a mediocre Broncos run defense. But Yeldon isn't 100 percent himself and figures to be unable to carry a full load after rushing just six times for 17 yards in Ivory's absence last week. ESPN Jaguars reporter Michael DiRocco reports there will be "lots of work" for Denard Robinson "regardless." Rotoworld.com Friday, 8:23 am
    Week 14 Projected Points & Rank
    7.27 (148th)
     
  • Michael Crabtree (ankle) 'limited' Thursday
    Michael Crabtree (ankle) remained "limited" in Thursday's practice.

    Advice: It's the same routine Crabtree went through last week. He avoided setbacks against the Panthers, and will be a high-end WR2 against the Bills. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 4:26 pm
    Week 14 Projected Points & Rank
    8.94 (96th)
     
  • Update: Yeldon (ankle) practiced Thursday
    Updating an earlier report, T.J. Yeldon (ankle) returned to a limited practice on Thursday.

    Advice: That puts him on track to play Sunday against Denver. Yeldon was active as an emergency backup in Week 12 but ended up playing 23 snaps after Chris Ivory went down with a hamstring injury. Yeldon should see most of the carries if Ivory sits this week. Consider him an RB3. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 12:01 pm
    Week 14 Projected Points & Rank
    7.27 (148th)
     
  • Bills OC not sure how much Watkins will play
    Bills OC Anthony Lynn said he doesn't know if Sammy Watkins (foot) will play "one play or 20 plays" in Week 13 against the Raiders.

    Advice: "Last I heard he has a broken bone in his foot," said Lynn. He added that he has no idea if Watkins will be able to finish the season. This comes less than a week after Lynn said Watkins' conditioning was "not where it needs to be." Obviously Lynn isn't convinced that Watkins is 100 percent or anywhere close to it. Buffalo's remaining schedule is chock full of exploitable fantasy matchups, but right now it's anyone's guess if Watkins will be able to take advantage of the easy slate. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 11:00 am
    Week 14 Projected Points & Rank
    9.45 (80th)
     
  • Ryan: Watkins (foot) to play 'barring setback'
    Bills coach Rex Ryan said Sammy Watkins (foot) "looked good" Thursday in his return to practice.

    Advice: Ryan said he expects Watkins to play against Oakland this week "barring a setback." Watkins played well in his return from an eight-game absence in Week 12, securing all three of his targets for 80 yards. With a soft upcoming schedule, Watkins has a chance to settle in as weekly WR2 down the stretch. Of course, in order for that to happen, he'll need his health to cooperate. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 10:25 am
    Week 14 Projected Points & Rank
    9.45 (80th)
     
  • OC: DeVante Parker playing would be 'bonus'
    Dolphins OC Clyde Christensen said it would be a "bonus" if DeVante Parker (back) is able to play this week.

    Advice: The implication being the Dolphins do not expect him to suit up, which is especially true after he sat out Thursday's practice. The writing was on the wall when Miami added WR Rashawn Scott off the practice squad Wednesday. Kenny Stills should see a bump in targets with Parker out, and rookie Leonte Carroo should get more snaps as well. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 9:31 am
    Week 14 Projected Points & Rank
    7.30 (145th)
     
  • Yeldon, Ivory not practicing Thursday
    T.J. Yeldon (ankle) is not practicing Thursday.

    Advice: Neither is Chris Ivory (hamstring) after both sat out Wednesday's session as well. Yeldon probably has a better shot to play than Ivory after he was active last week, but it looks like Denard Robinson could be asked to carry the load against the Broncos. Even as the lead back, Robinson will not be a recommended fantasy option in that matchup. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 9:18 am
    Week 14 Projected Points & Rank
    7.27 (148th)
     
  • McAdoo says Vereen is 'in good condition'
    Giants coach Ben McAdoo said Shane Vereen (triceps, injured reserve) looked to be "in good condition" in his first practice Wednesday.

    Advice: Conditioning can be a concern coming out of a long injury layoff, but Vereen's triceps injury did not affect his ability to run. He will still have to prove his strength is back before the Giants allow him on the field, but it looks like he has a good shot to return next week against the Cowboys. Vereen is worth a look in PPR formats. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 6:34 am
    Week 14 Projected Points & Rank
    4.90 (239th)
     
  • Crabtree (ankle) starts the week limited
    Michael Crabtree (ankle) was limited at Wednesday's practice.

    Advice: Crabtree was listed as questionable with an ankle injury last week but played his usual snaps Sunday against Carolina. He broke out of a slump by snagging eight catches for 110 yards in that game. Crabtree will be a borderline WR2 against Buffalo in Week 13. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 4:12 pm
    Week 14 Projected Points & Rank
    8.94 (96th)
     
  • T.J. Yeldon (ankle) not practicing Wednesday
    T.J. Yeldon (ankle) is not practicing Wednesday.

    Advice: Yeldon didn't practice at all last week but was still active against the Bills. After Chris Ivory left with a hamstring injury, Yeldon came on to rush for 17 yards on six carries. Denard Robinson ended up seeing 13 carries. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 10:39 am
    Week 14 Projected Points & Rank
    7.27 (148th)
     
  • Vereen (triceps, IR) practicing on Wednesday
    Shane Vereen (triceps, I.R.) returned to practice Wednesday.

    Advice: It opens a three-week window for the Giants to activate him. Vereen isn't going to play this week against the Steelers, but if he gets through this practice week clean and another next week, then there's a very real chance he plays Week 14. Vereen would immediately reclaim pass-down duties. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 8:57 am
    Week 14 Projected Points & Rank
    4.90 (239th)
     
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