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  • Marvin Jones to test injured thigh in warmups
    According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, the Lions are going to test Marvin Jones (thigh, questionable) in pregame warmups before deciding on his status for Sunday's game against the Saints.

    Advice: NFL Network's Ian Rapoport previously called Jones a "long-shot to play" but the Lions are leaving the door open just a crack. Per Schefter, Jones "looked better" at Friday's practice, which has given Detroit reason for optimism. The Lions play at 1 PM ET on Sunday, so we'll know his status in a couple of hours. His absence would be a boost to Golden Tate, Eric Ebron and even Anquan Boldin. Rotoworld.com Today, 6:09 am
    Week 13 Projected Points & Rank
    8.18 (121st)
     
  • Rapsheet: Saints could explore trading Cooks
    NFL Network's Ian Rapoport believes the Saints could explore trading Brandin Cooks this offseason.

    Advice: Cooks has been vocal about his shrinking role in the Saints' offense, which has led some to question his long-term future in New Orleans. As Rapsheet puts it, "there are only so many balls to go around." With Willie Snead still playing a major role and rookie Michael Thomas emerging as one of Drew Brees' favorite weapons, it makes sense for the Saints to see what they can get for Cooks this offseason. The Saints did something similar when they traded Jimmy Graham to Seattle in 2015. Cooks is on pace for 30 fewer targets than last season. Rotoworld.com Today, 6:02 am
    Week 13 Projected Points & Rank
    9.52 (76th)
     
  • Julian Edelman (foot) 'ready to go' Week 13
    ESPN's Adam Schefter reports Julian Edelman (foot) will play Week 13 against the Rams.

    Advice: The focal point of the passing offense with Rob Gronkowski (back) done for the season, Edelman saw 17 targets with Gronk sidelined Week 11 against the 49ers. While he is unlikely to see that big of a workload most weeks, he should average double-digit targets the rest of the way. That puts him back in the WR1 conversation. Rotoworld.com Today, 5:51 am
    Week 13 Projected Points & Rank
    9.93 (68th)
     
  • Tavon Austin (chest) officially out for Week 13
    Tavon Austin (chest) is out for Week 13 against the Patriots.

    Advice: His absence was widely expected after sitting out all three practices this week. Austin has been a disappointment this year, averaging less than 40 yards per game with only three touchdowns. Pharoh Cooper could see more work in the slot on Sunday but obviously isn't a fantasy option. Rotoworld.com Today, 5:51 am
    Week 13 Projected Points & Rank
    6.97 (159th)
     
  • Martellus Bennett 'good to go' for Week 13
    ESPN's Adam Schefter reports Martellus Bennett (ankle, shoulder, questionable) will play Week 13 against the Rams.

    Advice: Bennett will take over as the clear No. 1 tight end in the wake of Rob Gronkowski's season-ending back injury. Bennett has occupied that role to little consistent success in six games already this season, but the opportunity is too big to ignore in a shallow tight end pool. He will be a back-end TE1 with the upside for a lot more moving forward. Rotoworld.com Today, 5:48 am
    Week 13 Projected Points & Rank
    6.04 (196th)
     
  • Chris Hogan (back) 'good to go' against Rams
    ESPN's Adam Schefter reports Chris Hogan (back, questionable) will play Week 13 against the Rams.

    Advice: Hogan is set up for a bigger role after Rob Gronkowski (back) was placed on injured reserve, but he has seen limited targets despite big snap totals all season. He will finish behind Julian Edelman, Martellus Bennett, and some combination of Dion Lewis and James White in targets most weeks, and even rookie Malcolm Mitchell could take on a bigger role in the passing game. Hogan is nothing more than a dart-throw WR4. Rotoworld.com Today, 5:44 am
    Week 13 Projected Points & Rank
    6.21 (190th)
     
  • Brady, Edelman, & Bennett 'good to go' Wk 13
    ESPN's Adam Schefter reports Tom Brady (knee, questionable) will play Week 13 against the Rams.

    Advice: Schefter also reports Julian Edelman (ankle), Martellus Bennett (ankle, shoulder), and Chris Hogan (back) are "good to go." With Rob Gronkowski (back) done for the year, Brady will have to lean on Edelman and Bennett especially in the passing game, but Hogan and rookie Malcolm Mitchell should have expanded roles as well. Even with Gronk out, Brady remains a high-end QB1. Rotoworld.com Today, 5:40 am
    Week 13 Projected Points & Rank
    19.69 (5th)
     
  • Eagles looking to reunite with DeSean Jackson
    ESPN's Adam Schefter reports the Eagles are expected to "make a strong push" to sign impending free agent DeSean Jackson this offseason

    Advice: Jackson spent his first six years in Philadelphia before ex-coach Chip Kelly cut him over off-field concerns. Per Schefter, Doug Pederson is a "big admirer" of Jackson and "multiple teams" believe he'll return with Kelly gone. Jackson has had multiple injures in two of his last three seasons in Washington, but is still one of the top deep threats in the league. The Eagles' need for a receiver to complement Jordan Matthews makes them a strong landing spot for Jackson. Rotoworld.com Today, 5:39 am
    Week 13 Projected Points & Rank
    8.84 (96th)
     
  • Aaron Rodgers expected to suit up Sunday
    Aaron Rodgers (hamstring, questionable) is expected to play Sunday in Week 13 against the Texans.

    Advice: Rodgers' status was never in much doubt after putting in a limited week of practice. After getting off to a relatively slow start, Rodgers has gone ballistic over his last six games, contributing 17 touchdowns and only three interceptions during that span. Even at less than 100 percent, he'll be an elite QB1 Sunday against Houston. Rotoworld.com Today, 5:34 am
    Week 13 Projected Points & Rank
    19.71 (3rd)
     
  • Agholor expected to be active vs Bengals
    Nelson Agholor is expected to be active Sunday.

    Advice: Agholor was a healthy scratch last week after his mistake-filled Week 11. With Jordan Matthews (ankle) likely to miss Sunday's game, the Eagles need him back in the lineup. Agholor was playing the most snaps behind Matthews before getting benched, but isn't a lock to resume his starting role. Zach Ertz is the favorite to lead the Eagles in targets. Rotoworld.com Today, 5:29 am
    Week 13 Projected Points & Rank
    5.15 (264th)
     
  • Report: Kaepernick will void deal, become FA
    NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports Colin Kaepernick will void his contract after the season to become a free agent.

    Advice: Rapoport added voiding the deal would not "rule out a return" to the 49ers next season. Kaepernick is set to make $14.5 million in base salary if he sticks around in San Francisco next season, and even after a strong finish, it is unlikely he would get much more than the $7.5 million per year Robert Griffin III landed from the Browns on the open market. Perhaps he is so ready to get away from the 49ers he will take his chances, but this is more likely a negotiating ploy. Rotoworld.com Today, 5:28 am
    Week 13 Projected Points & Rank
    19.45 (7th)
     
  • Jordan Matthews (ankle) not expected to play
    ESPN's Adam Schefter reports Jordan Matthews (ankle, questionable) is unlikely to play Sunday in Week 13 against the Bengals.

    Advice: It would be the first game he's missed in his three-year career. Matthews is still feeling the effects of a sprained right ankle he suffered in Monday night's loss to Green Bay. He tried to practice on Thursday but never felt right. Beat writer Eliot Shorr-Parks of NJ Advanced Media called him a "true 50/50 game-time decision" for Week 13, but it looks like the decision has already been made. Nelson Agholor will return to the lineup this week in place of Matthews. He was benched for Week 12. Rotoworld.com Today, 5:24 am
    Week 13 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (67th)
     
  • Report: Marvin Jones 'a long-shot to play'
    NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports Marvin Jones is "a long-shot to play" Week 13 against the Saints.

    Advice: According to the Detroit Free Press' Dave Birkett, Jones "moved cautiously while taking sporadic reps" at Friday's practice, so this report is anything but a surprise. With Jones likely to sit, Golden Tate, Anquan Boldin, and Eric Ebron should take on bigger roles in the passing game. Rotoworld.com Today, 5:23 am
    Week 13 Projected Points & Rank
    8.18 (121st)
     
  • Report: Mark Ingram (toe) expected to play
    ESPN's Adam Schefter reports Mark Ingram (toe) is expected to play Week 13 against the Lions.

    Advice: Ingram was non-committal about his availability on Friday, but he did say the toe "felt good" during Friday's practice. Still, he could be forced into a more limited role because of the injury. Even in a good matchup, Ingram is a risky RB2 play. Tim Hightower deserves a look in the FLEX. Rotoworld.com Today, 5:17 am
    Week 13 Projected Points & Rank
    10.46 (61st)
     
  • Latavius Murray (ankle) all set for Sunday
    Latavius Murray (ankle, questionable) will play Sunday in Week 13 against the Bills.

    Advice: As expected. Murray was listed as questionable after putting in a limited week of practice, but his status for Sunday was never in jeopardy. Despite eclipsing 60 yards rushing only once this season, Murray has settled in as a weekly RB2 on the strength of a high touchdown rate and solid receiving numbers. Rotoworld.com Today, 5:15 am
    Week 13 Projected Points & Rank
    10.77 (57th)
     
  • 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 Today, 5:14 am
    Week 13 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1102nd)
     
  • 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 Today, 5:12 am
    Week 13 Projected Points & Rank
    8.31 (117th)
     
  • Marvin Jones' health status in question
    According to the Detroit Free Press, Marvin Jones (questionable, thigh) "moved cautiously while taking sporadic reps" at Friday's practice.

    Advice: The Lions' own website indicated Jones did almost nothing during the portion of practice that was open to the media on Thursday. It sounds like Jones did almost nothing in practice all week and is truly questionable or even on the doubtful side of questionable for Sunday's showdown with the Saints. The Lions promoted reserve wide receiver T.J. Jones from their practice squad on Saturday, sending up another red flag concerning Marvin. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 2:37 pm
    Week 13 Projected Points & Rank
    8.18 (121st)
     
  • CB Fuller getting close
    Chicago CB Kyle Fuller (knee, I.R.) is nearing a return to field for the first time since 2015.

    Advice: Fuller was placed on injured reserve after undergoing a knee scope in August, but has practiced all week as his potential return date nears. "Now we’re just working through him medically, durability-wise, and how much he can play," said coach John Fox. While Fuller's Week 13 status is still in question, he should have a good shot to see playing time in Week 14 and help the Chicago defense that has recorded just two interceptions since Week 4. The Bears D/ST is a risky streaming option this week at home against San Francisco. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 1:28 pm
    Week 13 Projected Points & Rank
    5.63 (206th)
     
  • Patriots send Rob Gronkowski (back) to IR
    Patriots placed TE Rob Gronkowski (back surgery) on injured reserve.

    Advice: The Patriots already designated a player to return, so he's done for the rest of the season/playoffs. Gronkowski underwent his third back surgery Friday but is expected to make a full recovery. He should be healthy for the start of 2017 OTAs. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 1:15 pm
    Week 13 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1049th)
     
  • Hilton listed questionable, expected to play
    T.Y. Hilton (back) is questionable for Week 13 against the Jets.

    Advice: Hilton was able to practice in full Friday and Saturday, and Colts.com's Kevin Bowen reports he is expected to play. Hilton will be a back-end WR1 against the Jets on Monday night. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:49 am
    Week 13 Projected Points & Rank
    12.21 (45th)
     
  • Rashad Greene (Achilles') lands on IR
    Jaguars placed WR Rashad Greene (Achilles') on injured reserve, ending his season.

    Advice: A fifth-round pick last year, Greene caught 19 passes as a rookie, but he played an even more limited role this year with Marqise Lee grabbing hold of the No. 3 job. He will be back to compete for targets next season. WR Shane Wynn was added off the practice squad in a corresponding move. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:22 am
    Week 13 Projected Points & Rank
    0.14 (428th)
     
  • 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 Yesterday, 8:35 am
    Week 13 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (734th)
     
  • Steelers add K Bullock with Boswell injured
    Steelers signed K Randy Bullock.

    Advice: Bullock will likely handle the kicking duties this weekend after Chris Boswell was added to the injury report Saturday morning. Bullock connected on 2-of-3 extra point attempts in one game with the Giants earlier this season, but he has been on the street since Week 1. The Steelers might be even more likely to go for two against Bullock's former team this weekend. CB Al-Hajj Shabazz was cut in a corresponding move. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:05 am
    Week 13 Projected Points & Rank
    12.70 (1169th)
     
  • Giants could target Shepard early, often
    ESPN Giants reporter Jordan Raanan thinks the Giants could target Sterling Shepard early and often against the Steelers.

    Advice: Shepard was not targeted last week against the Browns, an oversight Eli Manning apologized for after the game. Raanan points out Odell Beckham was forced targets against the Browns after a quiet game the previous week, and Victor Cruz saw seven targets, a season-high, in the game after he was held without a catch. Shepard should be funneled targets early against the Steelers, but he is still nothing more than a touchdown-dependent WR3. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:00 am
    Week 13 Projected Points & Rank
    8.49 (110th)
     
  • Carroll: Rawls to 'get the ball quite a bit'
    Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said Thomas Rawls will "get the ball quite a bit" Week 13 against the Panthers.

    Advice: Sore coming out of his first game action since Week 2, Rawls only saw 12 carries in the loss to the Bucs, although game flow was the biggest factor in his lack of touches. Seattle will hope for a better offensive performance at home against the Panthers this week, which will allow them to get Rawls more involved. Even in a very tough matchup, Rawls is a solid RB2. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:36 am
    Week 13 Projected Points & Rank
    9.60 (75th)
     
  • Steelers add K Chris Boswell to injury report
    Steelers added K Chris Boswell to the injury report as questionable with an abdomen injury.

    Advice: It is unclear when Boswell suffered the injury. Late-week additions to the injury report are never good, and it is likely Pittsburgh adds a kicker on Saturday afternoon. Fantasy owners should look for safer options. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:32 am
    Week 13 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (41st)
     
  • 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 13 Projected Points & Rank
    8.31 (117th)
     
  • Latavius listed as questionable for Sunday
    Latavius Murray (ankle) is questionable for Week 13 against the Bills.

    Advice: Murray should be ready to roll against Buffalo after putting in a limited week of practice. Despite ranking only 23rd in the league in carries, Murray is tied for fourth with nine rushing touchdowns this season. He'll be in the RB2 mix this week. Rotoworld.com Friday, 1:32 pm
    Week 13 Projected Points & Rank
    10.77 (57th)
     
  • Chris Hogan (back) questionable for Sunday
    Chris Hogan (back) is questionable for Week 13 against the Rams.

    Advice: He was limited every day at practice this week. Hogan returned to action last week following a one-game absence and played over 90 percent of New England's offensive snaps. Hogan carries only minimal fantasy significance. Rotoworld.com Friday, 1:27 pm
    Week 13 Projected Points & Rank
    6.21 (190th)
     
  • Martellus (ankle) draws the questionable tag
    Martellus Bennett (ankle, shoulder) is questionable for Week 13 against the Rams.

    Advice: Bennett isn't 100 percent or probably anywhere close to it, but he'll give it a go this week with Rob Gronkowski (back) on the shelf. Even at less than full strength, Bennett should see enough targets to warrant TE1 consideration in a good matchup against the struggling Rams.Daily Slant: After burning his DFS owners in recent weeks, this is a great spot to get a high-upside option at a low ownership percentage. Our projected ownership page has him at 3% in GPPs, and with Gronk out for awhile, Bennett should be at least 5-8 times as popular. He's been a disappointment in the last two games, but should see an uptick in targets in Week 13. Los Angeles has allowed the 10th most TDs per game to TEs on the year. The TE spot isn't that deep this week, especially on the high end, so saving cap here is recommended. Rotoworld.com Friday, 1:24 pm
    Week 13 Projected Points & Rank
    6.04 (196th)
     
  • Edelman (foot) questionable for Week 13
    Julian Edelman (foot) is questionable for Week 13 against the Rams.

    Advice: Edelman has been a limited participant at practice the last two days. He'll be good to go on Sunday and should see a monster workload with Rob Gronkowski recovering from back surgery. Edelman has put himself back in the WR1 conversation. Rotoworld.com Friday, 1:20 pm
    Week 13 Projected Points & Rank
    9.93 (68th)
     
  • Brady gets the questionable label for Week 13
    Tom Brady (knee) is questionable for Week 13 against the Rams.

    Advice: Brady sat out Wednesday's session but practiced on a limited basis on Thursday and Friday. He's in no danger of missing Week 13. Even without Rob Gronkowski (back) Brady will be an elite QB1 against a Rams team that gave up 49 points to the Saints last week. Rotoworld.com Friday, 1:14 pm
    Week 13 Projected Points & Rank
    19.69 (5th)
     
  • Marvin Jones questionable to face the Saints
    Marvin Jones (thigh) is listed as questionable for Week 13 against the Saints.

    Advice: Beat writers didn't notice Jones doing much during the practice week, while the Detroit Free Press wrote Friday that Jones is a "significant" question mark to play against New Orleans. Specifically, beat writer Dave Birkett tweeted Friday that he thinks Jones will play, but "no" in response to a question asking whether Jones is 100 percent. Jones has failed to produce since the first few weeks of the season. He's a low-floor WR3 option despite the plus matchup. Rotoworld.com Friday, 1:13 pm
    Week 13 Projected Points & Rank
    8.18 (121st)
     
  • T.Y. Hilton (back) returns to full practice
    T.Y. Hilton (back) returned to a full practice on Friday.

    Advice: That puts him on track to play Monday night against the Jets. Hilton will be an obvious WR1 against New York's overmatched secondary. Rotoworld.com Friday, 1:06 pm
    Week 13 Projected Points & Rank
    12.21 (45th)
     
  • Tavon Austin (chest) doubtful to face Pats
    Tavon Austin (chest) missed Rams practice again on Friday and is listed as doubtful for Week 13 at New England.

    Advice: The DNP on Friday and doubtful tag indicate Austin has almost no chance of playing Sunday. The Patriots have struggled to stop interior options all season long, so Austin would have theoretically been in a favorable spot. If Austin can't play, the Rams would figure to turn to Pharoh Cooper in the slot. Rotoworld.com Friday, 12:53 pm
    Week 13 Projected Points & Rank
    6.97 (159th)
     
  • Packers list Aaron Rodgers as questionable
    Aaron Rodgers (hamstring) is questionable for Week 13 against the Texans.

    Advice: He put in a limited week of practice and should be all set for Sunday despite tweaking his hamstring in Week 12. Rodgers is No. 2 in RotoPat's Week 13 quarterback rankings. Rotoworld.com Friday, 12:48 pm
    Week 13 Projected Points & Rank
    19.71 (3rd)
     
  • 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 13 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (734th)
     
  • Mark Ingram on Week 13 status: 'We'll see'
    Despite returning to practice Friday, Mark Ingram (toe, questionable) was noncommittal when asked about his Week 13 availability.

    Advice: "We'll see," said Ingram, adding that his Wednesday and Thursday absences from practice were due to "soreness" in the toe. Ingram said the toe "felt good" during Friday's practice. Still, it's conceivable his role is scaled back a bit on Sunday, with Tim Hightower shouldering more of the load. Reports on Ingram's toe will be worth monitoring closely into Sunday morning. Rotoworld.com Friday, 11:52 am
    Week 13 Projected Points & Rank
    10.46 (61st)
     
  • Jordan Matthews a true game-time decision
    According to Eliot Shorr-Parks of NJ Advanced Media, Jordan Matthews (ankle, questionable) is a "true 50/50 game-time decision" for Week 13 against the Bengals.

    Advice: He was downgraded to DNP at Friday's practice after returning to a limited session on Thursday. The Eagles are desperately thin at receiver and will probably wait as long as they can to see if Matthews can give it a go. Fortunately the Eagles play at 1 PM ET on Sunday, so fantasy owners will have time to make changes if he can't get the green light. Nelson Agholor was benched last week but will probably have to suit up for this one with Matthews hobbled. Rotoworld.com Friday, 11:20 am
    Week 13 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (67th)
     
  • Mark Ingram (toe) back at practice on Friday
    Mark Ingram (toe) returned to Saints practice Friday.

    Advice: Ingram sat out Wednesday and Thursday's sessions. His Friday return is a strong indication Ingram will be good to go against the Lions, where he has earned borderline RB1 treatment by averaging over eight yards per carry over his last four games. Tim Hightower will stay heavily involved, and could even out-touch Ingram on Sunday. The Saints have been riding the "hot hand" in games. Rotoworld.com Friday, 11:16 am
    Week 13 Projected Points & Rank
    10.46 (61st)
     
  • 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 13 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1102nd)
     
  • 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 13 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1102nd)
     
  • Jordan Matthews (ankle) questionable Week 13
    Jordan Matthews (ankle) is questionable for Week 13 against the Bengals.

    Advice: Matthews returned to a limited practice on Thursday but "got a little sore," putting his status for Week 13 up in the air. Matthews was unable to play through the sprained ankle Monday night and is now on a short week. Even if he plays, he's at risk for bowing out early. Consider him a risky WR3. Rotoworld.com Friday, 7:49 am
    Week 13 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (67th)
     
  • Pats: Gronk unlikely to play again in 2016
    The Patriots and Rob Gronkowski's family have released a statement saying he is unlikely to play again this season, but that a final determination will not be made until after he undergoes surgery on Friday.

    Advice: It's an unusually transparent statement from the Patriots, but has somewhat oddly become their standard course of action with Gronkowski. The statement ends with the team saying "(we) look forward to his return to playing football for the New England Patriots." Gronk has one of the scariest injury histories in the league, but is still somehow only 27. His $4.25 million 2017 base salary is an absolute steal, though he also has $500,000 per-game roster bonuses. Either way, even though this is Gronk's third back operation, his recovery is expected to be straightforward, and he'll be back and healthy with the only team he's ever known in 2017. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 6:34 pm
    Week 13 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1049th)
     
  • 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 13 Projected Points & Rank
    8.31 (117th)
     
  • Latavius Murray (ankle) limited on Thursday
    Latavius Murray (ankle) remained limited in Thursday's practice.

    Advice: It's the same routine Murray followed last week. He'll be ready to go against the Bills. Murray has proven to be a surprisingly-consistent RB2 despite unimpressive rushing totals. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 4:24 pm
    Week 13 Projected Points & Rank
    10.77 (57th)
     
  • Brandin Cooks admits he expressed frustration
    Brandin Cooks admits he expressed frustration with his role following Sunday's zero-target game.

    Advice: "Closed mouths don't get fed," was Cooks' ridiculously-quotable quip. "This is a very emotional game. And every once in a while you've got to express that. And you've gotta express what you want," Cooks, not incorrectly, reasoned. We've got a classic squeaky wheel situation set up for Sunday against the Lions, though Michael Thomas is still the preferred play in fantasy.

    RotoGrinders.com Daily Slant: This is a great week for GPP players to hop back aboard the Cooks train. After his zero-target outing in Week 12, the masses may be hesitant to go back to Cooks with Michael Thomas and Willie Snead either priced similarly or cheaper on most outlets. The Rams made it a point to take away Cooks and still gave up 500+ yards to Drew Brees, so don't expect the Lions to follow suit. Cooks had ten catches against this defense last year. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 3:45 pm
    Week 13 Projected Points & Rank
    9.52 (76th)
     
  • Jeremy Maclin practices again on Thursday
    Jeremy Maclin (groin) remained "limited" in Thursday's practice.

    Advice: Despite the practices, Maclin's status remains unclear. There haven't been any useful reports or updates from the team. Maclin hasn't played since Week 9. His absence is unusually long for a groin injury, and more common of someone recovering from a sports-hernia operation. There's been zero indication that's what Maclin is dealing with, however. If Maclin suits up against the Falcons, he won't be a recommended WR3. Daily Slant: It still appears that Maclin is on the outside looking in as far as his status for Sunday goes. That's great news for Travis Kelce and Tyreek Hill, both of whom will be recommended DFS targets assuming Maclin sits. Hill is coming off of a 10-target game where he scored TDs in three different ways, so he remains a strong upside play. As for Kelce, he'll take on a Falcons defense that has allowed the 3rd most FPPG to TEs. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 2:19 pm
    Week 13 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (734th)
     
  • Chris Hogan (back) limited again Thursday
    Chris Hogan (back) remained limited at Thursday's practice.

    Advice: As long as he doesn't suffer a setback, he'll be good to go Sunday against the Rams. Hogan could see a few more targets than usual with Rob Gronkowski (back) sidelined, but it won't be enough to warrant any real fantasy consideration. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 1:51 pm
    Week 13 Projected Points & Rank
    6.21 (190th)
     
  • Julian Edelman returns to Patriots practice
    Julian Edelman (foot) returned to Patriots practice Thursday, getting in a limited session.

    Advice: Edelman will be a highly-targeted, low-end WR1 against the Rams. He's been soaking up looks in Rob Gronkowski's absence. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 1:49 pm
    Week 13 Projected Points & Rank
    9.93 (68th)
     
  • Tom Brady (knee) returns to a limited practice
    Tom Brady (knee) returned to a limited practice on Thursday.

    Advice: He's back after getting the day off on Wednesday. Brady wasn't quite himself last week, but still had enough juice to lead a late touchdown drive in a win over the Jets. He should have no trouble shredding the Rams in Week 13. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 1:49 pm
    Week 13 Projected Points & Rank
    19.69 (5th)
     
  • Martellus Bennett back at practice Thursday
    Martellus Bennett (ankle, shoulder) returned to Patriots practice Thursday, getting in a limited session.

    Advice: Bennett is fully expected to play against the Rams. With Rob Gronkowski (back) out indefinitely, Bennett will be a TE1 this week and every week going forward. Bennett will be hit and miss, but he's a legit top 10-12 option. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 1:47 pm
    Week 13 Projected Points & Rank
    6.04 (196th)
     
  • Aaron Rodgers remains 'limited' on Thursday
    Aaron Rodgers (hamstring) remained "limited" in Thursday's practice.

    Advice: Per ESPN's Rob Demovsky, Rodgers "appears on track to play." Rodgers will be at risk of an in-game aggravation, but he's a top-three fantasy option against the Texans. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 1:13 pm
    Week 13 Projected Points & Rank
    19.71 (3rd)
     
  • T.Y. Hilton held out of practice on Thursday
    T.Y. Hilton (back) was held out of Thursday's practice.

    Advice: Hilton is expected to play on Monday Night Football, but this reminds that it's not a sure thing. Both Hilton and coach Chuck Pagano have insisted he will suit up against the Jets. Hilton's status will be updated on Friday. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 12:55 pm
    Week 13 Projected Points & Rank
    12.21 (45th)
     
  • Ingram (toe) misses second straight practice
    Mark Ingram (toe) remained sidelined at Thursday's practice.

    Advice: He was present for the start of practice but didn't participate in any drills. Ingram will have to practice in at least some capacity Friday to have a realistic chance of playing this week. Tim Hightower would handle most of the backfield work if Ingram can't get cleared for Sunday's game against Detroit. Ingram is coming off a two-touchdown, 167-yard performance against Los Angeles in Week 12. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 12:17 pm
    Week 13 Projected Points & Rank
    10.46 (61st)
     
  • Rob Gronkowski undergoing back surgery Friday
    Profootballtalk reports Rob Gronkowski will undergo back surgery on Friday.

    Advice: Per the Buffalo News, Gronk has a "ruptured disk," and will be sidelined roughly eight weeks. It's a devastating blow for the Super Bowl-or-bust Patriots, and will be the third known back operation of Gronk's football playing career. Gronk also went under the knife in 2009 and 2013. If Gronk returns this season, it would probably only be for a theoretical Super Bowl appearance. The Pats have already designated a player to return from injured reserve, so that option is out the window. Martellus Bennett will be a weekly TE1 in his absence. Gronk, who turns 28 in May, has been indestructible even as he weathers injury after injury and surgery after surgery, but at some point, it's going to take a toll. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 10:33 am
    Week 13 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1049th)
     
  • Marvin Jones still limited on Thursday
    Marvin Jones (thigh) remained limited at Thursday's practice.

    Advice: Per Lions beat reporter Tim Twentyman, Jones "didn't do much" during the open portion of Thursday's session. Jones is still on track to play this week but it doesn't look like he'll be at 100 percent. Jones' early-season explosion has proven to be a mirage. Consider him a WR3 for Sunday's game against New Orleans. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 10:12 am
    Week 13 Projected Points & Rank
    8.18 (121st)
     
  • 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 13 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1102nd)
     
  • Jordan Matthews back at practice Thursday
    Jordan Matthews (ankle) returned to a limited practice on Thursday.

    Advice: Matthews sat out Wednesday after twisting his ankle on Monday night, but he was always expected to play. This practice puts him on track, although he appeared hobbled by the injury during the session. Matthews will be a WR3 against the Bengals. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 9:00 am
    Week 13 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (67th)
     
  • Nelson Agholor calls benching eye opening
    Nelson Agholor said being benched Monday night against the Packers was eye opening.

    Advice: "Some of the things that really stuck out to me was realizing a game that I love, I didn't get a chance to play," Agholor said. "The fact that I didn't get to play that day was an eye opener." Agholor did not seem to get it when he said his drops did not matter and basically blamed the media for focusing on his shortcomings earlier this season, but perhaps the last couple weeks have gotten him to a better place. It is not clear if Agholor will play this week against the Bengals, but he should return to the lineup soon. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 6:11 am
    Week 13 Projected Points & Rank
    5.15 (264th)
     
  • Edelman's absence 'nothing to worry about'
    The Boston Herald reports Julian Edelman's (foot) absence from Wednesday's practice is "nothing to worry about."

    Advice: The Patriots gave a bunch of players days off Wednesday. The player we have the least amount of concern about is Edelman, who is dealing with a chronic foot injury but it is merely being managed. He hasn't missed a game all year. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 8:12 pm
    Week 13 Projected Points & Rank
    9.93 (68th)
     
  • Austin (chest) not practicing Wednesday
    Tavon Austin (chest) didn't practice on Wednesday.

    Advice: Austin must have suffered the injury in Sunday's loss to New Orleans. He hasn't been a consistent fantasy presence this year and shouldn't be in any lineups against New England this week, assuming he plays. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 5:01 pm
    Week 13 Projected Points & Rank
    6.97 (159th)
     
  • Chris Hogan (back) limited on Wednesday
    Chris Hogan (back) was limited at Wednesday's practice.

    Advice: Hogan returned to the lineup last week following a one-game absence. He'll be ready to go Sunday against the Rams. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 4:58 pm
    Week 13 Projected Points & Rank
    6.21 (190th)
     
  • Martellus (ankle, shoulder) DNP on Wed.
    Martellus Bennett (ankle, shoulder) didn't practice on Wednesday.

    Advice: We knew Bennett was dealing with an ankle injury but the shoulder issue is news to us. Rob Gronkowski (back) didn't practice either. New England's tight ends are undeniably banged up, though it's too early to speculate on either player's status for Week 13. For what it's worth, Bennett vowed to play through his injuries earlier this week. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 4:56 pm
    Week 13 Projected Points & Rank
    6.04 (196th)
     
  • 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 13 Projected Points & Rank
    8.31 (117th)
     
  • Latavius Murray (ankle) listed as limited
    Latavius Murray (ankle) was limited at Wednesday's practice.

    Advice: He was limited all of last week, so this is nothing new. Murray averaged just 2.4 yards per carry in Sunday's win over Carolina but managed to find the end zone for the ninth time this season. He'll be in the RB2 mix against Buffalo in Week 13. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 4:07 pm
    Week 13 Projected Points & Rank
    10.77 (57th)
     
  • DeSean Jackson a full participant Wednesday
    DeSean Jackson (shoulder) is practicing in full for Week 13.

    Advice: Coming off his best game of the season, Jackson appears to finally be over his shoulder issue. He is certainly going to play against the Cardinals, but he will likely see a lot of Patrick Peterson -- assuming Peterson is able to play through his knee injury. Even coming off a solid performance, Jackson will be nothing more than a boom-or-bust WR3. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 2:30 pm
    Week 13 Projected Points & Rank
    8.84 (96th)
     
  • Mark Ingram (toe) sidelined on Wednesday
    Mark Ingram (toe) didn't practice on Wednesday.

    Advice: Ingram rushed for 146 yards on Sunday and didn't seem to be hurt. It's possible the Saints are just giving him a maintenance day. After going through a little bit of a rough stretch last month, Ingram has reestablished himself as a weekly RB2 in fantasy. He has a favorable matchup against Detroit this week. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 2:02 pm
    Week 13 Projected Points & Rank
    10.46 (61st)
     
  • Rodgers a limited participant at practice
    Aaron Rodgers (hamstring) was limited at Wednesday's practice.

    Advice: The Packers didn't actually practice coming off their Monday night win over the Eagles, so it's just an estimate. Either way, it looks like Rodgers is on track to suit up Sunday against Houston. Rodgers will be an elite QB1 in that matchup. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 1:34 pm
    Week 13 Projected Points & Rank
    19.71 (3rd)
     
  • Marvin Jones a limited participant at practice
    Marvin Jones (thigh) was limited at Wednesday's practice.

    Advice: Jones didn't appear to be hurt in last week's Thanksgiving win over Minnesota. Maybe the Lions are just managing his reps. Jones got off to a sizzling start this year but has been a non-factor over the last two months. At this point he's barely in the WR3 discussion. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 1:22 pm
    Week 13 Projected Points & Rank
    8.18 (121st)
     
  • Tom Brady not practicing Wednesday
    Tom Brady (knee) is not practicing Wednesday.

    Advice: Brady played through the issue in Week 12 and should do so again this Sunday. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 10:33 am
    Week 13 Projected Points & Rank
    19.69 (5th)
     
  • Edelman missing from Wednesday's practice
    Julian Edelman (foot) is not practicing Wednesday.

    Advice: It's a downgrade from recent weeks when Edelman is routinely listed as "limited" each and every day. We'll monitor Edelman throughout the week, but as of now there is no reason to worry about his Week 13 availability. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 10:31 am
    Week 13 Projected Points & Rank
    9.93 (68th)
     
  • Gronk, Brady, Edelman all DNP on Wednesday
    Rob Gronkowski (back) is not practicing Wednesday.

    Advice: Tom Brady (knee) and Julian Edelman (foot) also missed practice. Gronkowski is obviously the big one here after he was forced from Week 12 with a new injury and was seen moving "quite gingerly" to the team bus after the game. With the pitiful Rams coming to town, the Patriots may rest Gronkowski. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 10:29 am
    Week 13 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1049th)
     
  • DeVante Parker (back) DNP on Wednesday
    DeVante Parker (back) is not practicing Wednesday.

    Advice: Parker was injured late in the third quarter of last week's win over the 49ers. With a lengthy injury history with ailments that tend to linger longer than normal, Parker owners need to monitor him closely the rest of the week. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 9:59 am
    Week 13 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1102nd)
     
  • T.Y. Hilton (back) practicing on Wednesday
    T.Y. Hilton (back) is practicing Wednesday.

    Advice: Hilton injured his back in the Thanksgiving Night game against the Steelers, but both he and coach Chuck Pagano have been optimistic about his availability for this coming Monday night against a burnable Jets secondary. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 9:55 am
    Week 13 Projected Points & Rank
    12.21 (45th)
     
  • Jeremy Maclin (groin) back at Chiefs practice
    Jeremy Maclin (groin) returned to practice Wednesday.

    Advice: It's his first practice since injuring his groin two snaps into Week 9. Maclin has missed the past three games. In that time, Tyreek Hill has taken off as the Chiefs' biggest playmaker, while Travis Kelce is No. 1 in targets among tight ends. Maclin's return will certainly be a hit to both Hill and Kelce in an offense that can't support many skill players. Maclin is no guarantee to play Week 13. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 9:51 am
    Week 13 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (734th)
     
  • Jordan Matthews not practicing Wednesday
    Jordan Matthews (ankle) is not practicing Wednesday.

    Advice: As expected. Matthews just twisted his ankle on Monday night. The Eagles fully expect him to play Sunday, so look for Matthews to practice Thursday. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 8:17 am
    Week 13 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (67th)
     
  • Payton 'not concerned' with Cooks frustration
    Coach Sean Payton said he's "not concerned" with Brandin Cooks becoming frustrated with his role on offense.

    Advice: "He's been explosive this season, he's certainly a primary target for us with what we do, and I think that's evident," Payton said. Coach chalked up Cooks' zero-target Week 12 as something "a little unusual," but did note that the first play of the game was supposed to go to him. Cooks comes back with a prime bounce-back spot at home against the Lions this Sunday. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 7:17 am
    Week 13 Projected Points & Rank
    9.52 (76th)
     
  • Mike McCarthy passes on Aaron Rodgers update
    Packers coach Mike McCarthy declined to update Aaron Rodgers' (hamstring) status at Tuesday's press conference.

    Advice: McCarthy did say the issue wasn't as serious as Rodgers' 2014 calf injury, and that Clay Matthews' shoulder ailment is of greater concern. Rodgers will miss some practice time this week, but he should be out there against the Texans. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 3:48 pm
    Week 13 Projected Points & Rank
    19.71 (3rd)
     
  • Eli Manning apologized to Sterling Shepard
    Eli Manning apologized to Sterling Shepard for Sunday's zero-target outing.

    Advice: Expect a correction this Sunday. Prior to Week 12, Shepard had drawn at least six targets in each of his past nine games. He usually catches around five passes for 50 yards, and is 50-50 for a weekly touchdown. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 2:08 pm
    Week 13 Projected Points & Rank
    8.49 (110th)
     
  • Report: Brandin Cooks is upset with his role
    ESPN's Mike Triplett reports Brandin Cooks has "growing frustration" with his role in the Saints' offense.

    Advice: Triplett cites the receiver himself and "sources." Per Triplett, "this isn't a new issue." Cooks somehow wasn't targeted in Sunday's 49-21 drubbing of the Rams, and is averaging fewer weekly looks than Michael Thomas and Willie Snead. In theory, we'd like to be sympathetic to Cooks' cause, but there isn't an obvious fix. Drew Brees has three excellent receivers and is wisely spreading the ball around. That being said, it's hard not to envision the squeaky wheel getting some grease this week against the Lions.Daily Slant: This appears to be the perfect time to hop aboard the Brandin Cooks bandwagon. The Rams made a concerted effort to eliminate him Sunday, giving him the star receiver treatment despite Michael Thomas being arguably the more complete pass-catcher. Even as the Saints moved Cooks around the field, the Rams continued to throw heavy coverage at him. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 12:24 pm
    Week 13 Projected Points & Rank
    9.52 (76th)
     
  • J-Matt (ankle) not expected to miss any time
    Jordan Matthews has been diagnosed with a sprained right ankle but is expected to play against the Bengals in Week 13.

    Advice: Matthews suffered the injury in the first half of Monday's loss to Green Bay. He played one series in the second half before returning to the sidelines, where he spent the remainder of the night. Matthews will surely miss practice time this week but should be able to go Sunday against Cincinnati. With Matthews hurt and Nelson Agholor benched, Dorial Green-Beckham and Bryce Treggs functioned as the Eagles' top wideouts in Week 12. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 9:18 am
    Week 13 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (67th)
     
  • Aaron Rodgers 'good to go' after injury scare
    Aaron Rodgers said he hurt his hamstring in the second half Monday night against the Eagles, but he will be "good to go" Week 13 against the Texans.

    Advice: Rodgers needed treatment on the sidelines during the game, but the injury never appeared to be a real concern. After surgically deconstructing what had been a solid Eagles defense on the road Monday night, Rodgers will get a Texans squad which was just shredded by Philip Rivers on Sunday. He will be a high-end QB1 in that matchup. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 6:08 am
    Week 13 Projected Points & Rank
    19.71 (3rd)
     
  • Jordan Matthews goes 4-47, injures ankle
    Jordan Matthews (ankle) caught 4-of-4 targets for 47 yards in the Eagles' Week 12 loss to the Packers.

    Advice: This is more of an update on his previous blurb, as we noted Matthews left in the second quarter with an ankle injury. He returned for the start of the second half, catching a two-yard pass before then bowing out for the rest of the game. In his absence, the Eagles used multiple tight end sets and two receivers with Dorial Green-Beckham and Bryce Treggs. Those two did virtually nothing and the offense went into the gutter with Matthews out. On a short week ahead of a Week 13 road date with the Bengals, Matthews will be up against it to be ready. Rotoworld.com Monday, 9:26 pm
    Week 13 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (67th)
     
  • Rodgers surgical in win with 313 yards, 2 TDs
    Aaron Rodgers completed 30-of-39 passes for 313 yards and two touchdowns in the Packers' 27-13, Week 12 win over the Eagles on Monday night.

    Advice: This might have been his best performance of the season. The 76.9 percent completion rate is a new single-game high, while the 8.0 YPA is his third-best mark of the year. Rodgers was near-flawless in this one, threading the needle with a beautiful 20-yard touchdown pass to Davante Adams on his second score after drilling Adams on a 12-yard slant pattern touchdown on the first. He made things happen with his legs, as usual, escaping the very minimal pressure he faced Monday, and finding open receivers downfield. Rodgers appeared to injure his left hamstring at one point and had to go into a mysterious black tent on the sideline to get a pad put beneath his pants. Trainers also appeared to be looking at his left knee. Rodgers didn't miss any action and will get a home date with the Texans in Week 13. Rotoworld.com Monday, 8:38 pm
    Week 13 Projected Points & Rank
    19.71 (3rd)
     
  • Jordan Matthews leaves MNF with ankle injury
    Jordan Matthews exited Week 12 against the Packers with a right ankle injury.

    Advice: Matthews left late in the second quarter after making a 20-yard catch to get the Eagles out from the shadow of their own goal posts. He looked like he shook it off at first, but Matthews went to the sideline of the next play and eventually limped to the locker room. Before leaving, he caught three balls for 45 yards. Dorial Green-Beckham, Bryce Treggs, and Paul Turner are left at receiver. Rotoworld.com Monday, 6:37 pm
    Week 13 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (67th)
     
  • Eagles scratch 2015 first-round pick Agholor
    Nelson Agholor will be a healthy scratch for Monday night's game against the Packers.

    Advice: Paul Turner will be up as the Eagles' fourth receiver, while Jordan Matthews, Bryce Treggs, and Dorial Green-Beckham round out the team's primary three-receiver set. Matthews should still end up playing most of his snaps in the slot, although he will see more time on the outside, which isn't necessarily a great fit for his skill set. As for Agholor, he has lost self-confidence and recently began consulting a sports psychologist about his inability to catch the ball. Daily Slant: With Agholor out, Bryce Treggs becomes the most intriguing option at WR for the Eagles behind Jordan Matthews. While we should still expect Matthews to see around 8-12 looks tonight, Treggs should see his highest snap total of the season and makes for a really nice GPP punt play. Treggs has been clocked at a 4.31 40, so he may finally give the Eagles a deep threat. UDFA Paul Turner also figures to see some work as WR 4. Rotoworld.com Monday, 1:28 pm
    Week 13 Projected Points & Rank
    5.15 (264th)
     
  • Payton blames Cooks' goose egg on coverages
    Saints coach Sean Payton attributed Brandin Cooks' zero-target Week 12 to the Rams' coverages.

    Advice: "I think part of it's the result of some of the coverages," Payton said, unconvincingly, Monday. "There were certainly calls with his name and number on it, and periodically once in a while that can happen." Teams always scheme for Cooks. It doesn't fully explain how Drew Brees failed to look his way a single time. With Michael Thomas ascendant and Willie Snead not going away, Cooks will be a mid-range to low-end WR2 against the Lions at home in Week 13. Rotoworld.com Monday, 11:38 am
    Week 13 Projected Points & Rank
    9.52 (76th)
     
  • Pagano 'optimistic' Hilton will play Monday
    Colts coach Chuck Pagano is "optimistic" T.Y. Hilton (back) will be able to play Monday night against the Jets.

    Advice: Hilton also thinks he will be "okay." He was not able to practice Monday after injuring his back on Thanksgiving, but he has a full week to get healthy before the game against the Jets. Still, it would be heartening if Hilton returned to practice Wednesday. Rotoworld.com Monday, 8:44 am
    Week 13 Projected Points & Rank
    12.21 (45th)
     
  • T.Y. Hilton (back) not practicing Monday
    T.Y. Hilton (back) did not practice Monday.

    Advice: Hilton tried to play through his back injury on Thanksgiving, but he was only able to make it a few snaps. This missed practice is certainly a concern, but he has plenty of time to get ready for Monday night against the Jets. His status will be updated by Thursday at the latest. Rotoworld.com Nov 28, 7:54 am
    Week 13 Projected Points & Rank
    12.21 (45th)
     
  • Nelson Agholor could be inactive Week 12
    NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports the Eagles will limit or possibly deactivate Nelson Agholor Monday night against the Packers.

    Advice: Agholor is not a fantasy-relevant player, but his demotion should force Jordan Matthews to play more on the outside with UDFA rookie Paul Turner getting some time in the slot. Dorial Green-Beckham's spot in two-wide sets should be assured with Agholor out, and earlier this week coach Doug Pederson said Bryce Treggs is "in a position to contribute more." Regardless of who gets the snaps, Matthews is the only usable receiver for fantasy. Rotoworld.com Nov 28, 7:14 am
    Week 13 Projected Points & Rank
    5.15 (264th)
     
  • Tom Brady says knee 'better than last Monday'
    Tom Brady said his knee is "better than last Monday."

    Advice: Brady was clearly affected by the injury against the Jets, but he was able to find his form for a game-winning touchdown drive in the fourth quarter. With another week to get healthy, Brady should look closer to normal against the Rams. He will be a high-end QB1 in that matchup. Rotoworld.com Nov 28, 6:40 am
    Week 13 Projected Points & Rank
    19.69 (5th)
     
  • Mark Ingram plays 57% of snaps Week 12
    Mark Ingram played 42-of-74 (57%) snaps Week 12 against the Rams.

    Advice: Ingram had two fewer touches than Tim Hightower, but he out-snapped him 42-to-25. Minus his injury-shortened effort against the Panthers, Ingram's snap percentage has been on the rise over the last month. Back in the driver's seat in the Saints' backfield, Ingram will be an upside RB2 this week against the Lions. Rotoworld.com Nov 28, 6:11 am
    Week 13 Projected Points & Rank
    10.46 (61st)
     
  • Martellus says he will be 'ready to go' Wk 13
    Martellus Bennett (ankle) said he will be "ready to go" Week 13 against the Rams.

    Advice: Bennett has been hampered by an ankle injury since Week 5 which appears to have gotten worst the last couple weeks. With Rob Gronkowski leaving early with a back injury, however, Bennett had to gut through the issue against the Jets, and it sounds like he is ready to do the same against the Rams. Bennett will almost certainly miss practice time this week, but he should be tentatively expected to play. Rotoworld.com Nov 28, 6:01 am
    Week 13 Projected Points & Rank
    6.04 (196th)
     
  • Hogan cruises to 70 yards in return from injury
    Chris Hogan nabbed four-of-five targets for 70 yards Sunday in the Patriots' Week 12 win over the Jets.

    Advice: It was a successful return for Hogan, who missed last week’s game with a back injury. Hogan, who we now know is left-handed, actually attempted a pass on a trick play in the second quarter. The pass fell incomplete but Malcolm Mitchell drew pass interference on the play for a gain of 31 yards. Hogan finished second on the team in yards but was only fifth in targets. Fantasy owners can probably skip Hogan next week, even in a good matchup against the Rams. Rotoworld.com Nov 27, 6:22 pm
    Week 13 Projected Points & Rank
    6.21 (190th)
     
  • Edelman stays hot with 83 yards in Week 12
    Julian Edelman pulled in eight-of-11 targets for 83 yards Sunday in the Patriots' Week 12 win over the Jets.

    Advice: Edelman saw another huge workload with Rob Gronkowski missing most of the game with a back injury. He made two key catches on New England’s game-winning drive including a 24-yarder that went for his longest catch of the day. The PPR monster has now caught at least seven passes in three straight games. He’s averaged a respectable 86.3 yards during that span while reestablishing himself as a weekly WR2 in fantasy. Edelman will get the Rams at home next week. Rotoworld.com Nov 27, 6:20 pm
    Week 13 Projected Points & Rank
    9.93 (68th)
     
  • Martellus Bennett hobbled in win over Jets
    Martellus Bennett secured three-of-five targets for 22 yards Sunday in the Patriots' Week 12 win over the Jets.

    Advice: Bennett was bothered by a right ankle injury on Sunday, but had to tough it out with Rob Gronkowski (back) sidelined. When Bennett needed a breather, the Patriots used backup tackle Cameron Fleming at tight end. Bennett should be fine to play next week against the Rams, but he’ll be a risky fantasy option at less than 100 percent. Rotoworld.com Nov 27, 6:19 pm
    Week 13 Projected Points & Rank
    6.04 (196th)
     
  • Gronk (back) seen moving gingerly after game
    Rob Gronkowski was seen moving "quite gingerly" en route to the Patriots' team bus after suffering a back injury in Sunday's win over the Jets.

    Advice: Gronk reportedly had to grab the railing just to get down a flight of stairs. Pro Football Talk did report Gronk's injury is "not serious" and he's not expected to miss any time going forward, but the 9-2 Patriots may want to consider taking it easy on their stud tight end ahead of a Week 13 home game against the Rams. Gronk fell in the 2010 draft due to medical concerns about his back. Rotoworld.com Nov 27, 5:29 pm
    Week 13 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1049th)
     
  • Crabtree goes 8-110 on team-high 13 targets
    Michael Crabtree caught 8-of-13 targets for 110 yards in the Raiders' Week 12 win over the Panthers.

    Advice: Crabtree didn't seem bothered at all by an ankle "injury" that left him questionable for this one. He led the team in targets and made a big 49-yard catch deep down the middle of the field in the second half. The Panthers laughably left fill-in MLB A.J. Klein in one-on-one coverage against Crabtree on the play. He was also called for DPI on the pass. Crabtree now has a pair of 100-yard games in the fast four. He's settled in as a solid, if not spectacular, WR2/3 ahead of a Week 13 home game against the Bills. Rotoworld.com Nov 27, 5:18 pm
    Week 13 Projected Points & Rank
    8.31 (117th)
     
  • Brady leads New England to comeback win
    Tom Brady completed 30-of-50 passes for 286 yards and two touchdowns while adding three rushes for -4 yards Sunday in the Patriots' Week 12 win over the Jets.

    Advice: Brady was not at his best on Sunday, which should come as no surprise after being listed as questionable with a knee injury. He was especially sluggish in the first half when he threw for just 117 yards on 15-of-25 passing. It didn’t help that Brady played most of the game without Rob Gronkowski, who bowed out with a back injury late in the first quarter. But as Brady often does, he turned it on when the game mattered most. He was terrific on the final drive, completing six-of-nine passes for 83 yards and the game-winning touchdown, which came on an eight-yard strike to Malcolm Mitchell. Brady extended the drive by slinging a four-yard pass to James White to convert on fourth down. The MVP frontrunner will be a no-brainer QB1 against Los Angeles in Week 13. Rotoworld.com Nov 27, 5:08 pm
    Week 13 Projected Points & Rank
    19.69 (5th)
     
  • Latavius totals 88 yards, TD in Week 12 win
    Latavius Murray rushed 19 times for 45 yards and one touchdown in the Raiders' Week 12 win over the Panthers.

    Advice: He caught 3-of-4 targets for 43 yards. Murray has been battling a bit of an ankle issue for weeks now, but his volume has steadied over that same span. He's handling all early-down work with Jalen Richard acting as the COP back. Murray has seen at least 18 carries in 3-of-5 games and is getting more involved as a pass catcher. His touchdown came from four yards out on Sunday after a 30-yard Johnny Holton catch. Murray will be a fine RB2 play next week against the Bills. Rotoworld.com Nov 27, 5:06 pm
    Week 13 Projected Points & Rank
    10.77 (57th)
     
  • Thomas Rawls held in check in Week 12 loss
    Thomas Rawls rushed 12 times for 38 yards Week 12 against the Bucs.

    Advice: He failed to haul in his only target. Rawls was a victim of an offense which managed to convert one third down all game. Rawls had a couple nice runs on first downs in the first half, but he saw just four carries in the second and lost snaps to "George Farmer" late in the game. He will likely get more work next Sunday night against the Panthers, but that is a very tough matchup. Rawls will be a mid-range RB2 against Carolina. Rotoworld.com Nov 27, 4:33 pm
    Week 13 Projected Points & Rank
    9.60 (75th)
     
  • Gronkowski (back) officially done for the day
    Rob Gronkowski (back) has been ruled out for the rest of Sunday's Week 12 game against the Jets.

    Advice: Welp. Coming back after sitting out one game with a perforated lung, Gronkowski didn't even make it through one quarter Sunday at MetLife Stadium. He was targeted on two deep balls from Tom Brady but didn't catch either of them. Martellus Bennett will finish out the game at tight end. Rotoworld.com Nov 27, 3:19 pm
    Week 13 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1049th)
     
  • DeVante Parker day to day with back injury
    DeVante Parker is day to day with a back injury after catching 3-of-6 targets for 64 yards in the Dolphins' Week 12 win over the 49ers.

    Advice: Parker was shaken up near the end of the third quarter. Making a spectacular play coming back to a deep ball, Parker caught a 32-yard pass, but it was overturned on review. Parker couldn't quite get both feet in bounds. Parker also lost a score earlier in the game because he couldn't get both feet down. Parker seems poised to play against the Ravens in Week 13, but any injury is noteworthy since Parker struggled as he played hurt earlier this year. Parker's status will be updated no later than Wednesday. Rotoworld.com Nov 27, 3:11 pm
    Week 13 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1102nd)
     
  • Tavon Austin scores third touchdown of 2016
    Tavon Austin absorbed all four of his targets for 45 yards and a touchdown and rushed one for 10 yards Sunday in the Rams' Week 12 loss to the Saints.

    Advice: Austin beat B.W. Webb for a 24-yard touchdown on the Rams’ opening drive but was barely heard from after that. His lowlight reel included an illegal block that wiped out a third-down conversion by Lance Kendricks. Austin has never been a big yardage guy, but last year he carried some fantasy intrigue by scoring 10 touchdowns. Austin’s touchdown on Sunday was only his third of 2016. He’ll be a desperation WR4 next week against New England. Rotoworld.com Nov 27, 2:33 pm
    Week 13 Projected Points & Rank
    6.97 (159th)
     
  • Sterling Shepard targeted zero times vs. CLE
    Sterling Shepard wasn't targeted in New York's Week 12 win over the Browns.

    Advice: Yikes. Aside from a 22-yard rush, Shepard wasn't heard from as Eli Manning struggled to complete 15 passes against the AFC's worst defense. Shepard had seen the ball at least six times in each of his past nine games. Today was a fluke. He'll bounce back to his usual 5/50 self against the Steelers in Week 13. Rotoworld.com Nov 27, 2:33 pm
    Week 13 Projected Points & Rank
    8.49 (110th)
     
  • Rob Gronkowski leaves with back injury
    Rob Gronkowski left Sunday's Week 12 game against the Jets with a back injury and is questionable to return.

    Advice: He was targeted twice without a catch before exiting late in the first quarter. Gronk was questionable for Sunday after missing last week's game with a chest/lung issue. This injury appears to be unrelated. Look for Martellus Bennett to soak up most of the snaps at tight end. Rotoworld.com Nov 27, 2:14 pm
    Week 13 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1049th)
     
  • Kap piles up fantasy points in 31-24 loss
    Colin Kaepernick completed 29-of-46 passes for 296 yards, three touchdowns and an interception in the 49ers' 31-24, Week 12 loss to the Dolphins, adding 10 carries for 113 additional yards.

    Advice: The 49ers trailed all afternoon, but this wasn't really a garbage time situation. It was Kap keeping his team in a winnable game on the road. The game nearly went to overtime, but Kap got stopped at the two-yard line as time expired. Kap and the Niners really burned the Dolphins with the read option. The 113 rushing yards were the fourth most of Kap's career (including the playoffs), and give him 373 on the year. Kap has been toeing the line between "fantasy good" and actually good. At the very least, he's been a monumental improvement on Blaine Gabbert. He'll be set up for another nice day in Week 13 against the Bears. Rotoworld.com Nov 27, 2:05 pm
    Week 13 Projected Points & Rank
    19.45 (7th)
     
  • Brandin Cooks goes missing in Week 12
    Brandin Cooks wasn't targeted Sunday in the Saints' Week 12 win over the Rams.

    Advice: In a can’t-miss matchup against the rapidly disintegrating Rams, Cooks picked an odd week to disappear. According to Pro Football Focus, Cooks played 49-of-74 offensive snaps, which is close to his usual workload. Cooks didn’t appear to suffer any injury, which makes his lack of involvement even more inexplicable. Assuming this was just a fluke, Cooks should be back in play as a borderline WR1 next week versus the Lions. Rotoworld.com Nov 27, 1:43 pm
    Week 13 Projected Points & Rank
    9.52 (76th)
     
  • Mark Ingram (167 yds, 2 TDs) destroys Rams
    Mark Ingram rushed 14 times for 146 yards and one touchdown while securing one-of-two targets for 21 yards and a touchdown Sunday in the Saints' Week 12 win over the Rams.

    Advice: Just 10 days removed from a concussion, Ingram faced zero resistance on Sunday. He set the tone by breaking a slew of tackles for an 18-yard gain on his first carry of the afternoon. Later in the half, he scored a 10-yard touchdown on a fourth-down conversion. He only had one man to beat after taking the toss from Drew Brees in the backfield. Ingram embarrassed the Rams again on 61-yard burst in the third quarter. He found the end zone again three plays later, this time on a 21-yard screen pass on third-and-long. After enduring some lean weeks early in the year, Ingram has again solidified himself as a weekly RB2 in fantasy. He gets the Lions at home in Week 13. Rotoworld.com Nov 27, 1:35 pm
    Week 13 Projected Points & Rank
    10.46 (61st)
     
  • Latavius Murray active for Week 12
    Latavius Murray (ankle) is active for Week 12 against the Panthers.

    Advice: Murray was never in danger of missing this one. He's a solid RB2 play against a Carolina defense missing it's anchor in MLB Luke Kuechly (concussion). Rotoworld.com Nov 27, 12:06 pm
    Week 13 Projected Points & Rank
    10.77 (57th)
     
  • Chris Hogan (back) active for Week 12
    Chris Hogan (back) is active for Week 12 against the Jets.

    Advice: So are Martellus Bennett (ankle), Tom Brady (knee), Julian Edelman (foot) and Rob Gronkowski (chest). All had been listed as questionable. CB Justin Coleman, RB D.J. Foster, DL Woodrow Hamilton, CB Cyrus Jones, TE Matt Lengel, WR Matt Slater and T LaAdrian Waddle round out New England's Week 12 inactives. Rotoworld.com Nov 27, 12:03 pm
    Week 13 Projected Points & Rank
    6.21 (190th)
     
  • Crabtree, Murray both active to face Panthers
    Michael Crabtree (ankle) is active for Week 12 against the Panthers.

    Advice: Latavius Murray (ankle) is also active. Both players were listed questionable. Crabtree was limited at practice this week coming off a drop-filled Week 11. This entire Raiders passing offense is in a good spot at home against a Panthers team battling injuries. Crabtree is safe to use in redraft as a WR3. Rotoworld.com Nov 27, 12:01 pm
    Week 13 Projected Points & Rank
    8.31 (117th)
     
  • 'Suspense' over: Tom Brady active vs. Jets
    Tom Brady (knee) is active for Week 12 against the Jets.

    Advice: The "suspense" is over. Brady reportedly has some swelling, but we wouldn't expect it to be noticeable against the Jets. The league MVP is an elite fantasy play for Week 12. Rotoworld.com Nov 27, 11:57 am
    Week 13 Projected Points & Rank
    19.69 (5th)
     
  • Rob Gronkowski officially active against Jets
    Rob Gronkowski is active for Week 12 against the Jets.

    Advice: Gronk's role in the game is unclear, but we suspect he will play a near-usual number of snaps after participating in practice every day this week. Tom Brady is also active despite being listed as questionable on the injury report. Rotoworld.com Nov 27, 11:57 am
    Week 13 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1049th)
     
  • Mark Ingram (concussion) officially active
    Mark Ingram (concussion) is active for Week 12 against the Rams.

    Advice: Terron Armstead (knee), Travaris Cadet (toe), Senio Kelemete (triceps), Tim Lelito (calf) and David Onyemata (knee) are also active. Ingram had been questionable with a concussion but it appears he was able to pass the league's protocol. LB Sam Barrington CB De’Vante Harris, OT Tony Hills, WR Jake Lampman, RB Daniel Lasco, RB Marcus Murphy and OG Landon Turner round out the Saints' Week 12 inactives. Rotoworld.com Nov 27, 8:57 am
    Week 13 Projected Points & Rank
    10.46 (61st)
     
  • Ingram (concussion) ready to roll in Week 12
    According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, Mark Ingram (concussion, questionable) will play in Sunday's Week 12 game against the Rams.

    Advice: Ingram suffered a concussion against Carolina in Week 11, but had 10 days to recover. He was able to get in a limited week of practice. Ingram has been sharing work with Tim Hightower over the last several weeks. He'll be a back-end RB2 for Week 12. Rotoworld.com Nov 27, 5:38 am
    Week 13 Projected Points & Rank
    10.46 (61st)
     
  • Martellus Bennett expected to play vs Jets
    ESPN's Adam Schefter reports Martellus Bennett (questionable, ankle) is expected to play in Week 12 against the Jets.

    Advice: Bennett didn't practice much this week, but his status wasn't in doubt. Despite a plus matchup, he's not in a great spot with Rob Gronkowski returning. Bennett should be downgraded to a TE2. Rotoworld.com Nov 27, 5:35 am
    Week 13 Projected Points & Rank
    6.04 (196th)
     
  • Crabtree (ankle) expected to suit up Sunday
    ESPN's Adam Schefter reports Michael Crabtree (ankle, questionable) is expected to play Week 12 against the Panthers.

    Advice: Crabtree was limited at practice this week, but he should be ready to go. Crabtree has caught just five-of-13 passes for 32 yards and no touchdowns over his last two games, but he will be in the WR2 discussion if he gets the green light. Daily Slant: Crabtree will draw a tough matchup with Carolina cornerback James Bradberry, who has an excellent 80.7 grade from Pro Football Focus this season. However, he remains quarterback Derek Carr’s favorite red zone target, and the Panthers have given up the eighth-most passing touchdowns (19) this season. Fortunately, Bradberry won’t shadow Crabtree; he should see Daryl Worley (58.7 PFF grade) and Cre’von LeBlanc (53.3) on about 46% of his routes. As a unit, Football Outsiders ranks Carolina 19th in pass DVOA. Crabtree is a fine tournament option in a matchup that has a 49-point game total. Rotoworld.com Nov 27, 5:33 am
    Week 13 Projected Points & Rank
    8.31 (117th)
     
  • Chris Hogan (back) expected to play Sunday
    ESPN's Adam Schefter reports Chris Hogan (questionable, back) is expected to play against the Jets.

    Advice: Hogan had a limited practice week after sitting out Week 11. His snaps could be scaled back, but his return pushes Malcolm Mitchell into four-wide sets. Julian Edelman (questionable, foot) is also fully expected to start. Rotoworld.com Nov 27, 5:31 am
    Week 13 Projected Points & Rank
    6.21 (190th)
     
  • Tom Brady (knee) expected to play Week 12
    Tom Brady (knee, questionable) is expected to play Week 12 against the Jets.

    Advice: ESPN's Adam Schefter reports Brady had some swelling and soreness in his knee this week. It has become clear Brady is dealing with a real injury, but there was never much doubt he would play through it. He is an elite QB1 against a struggling Jets secondary. Rotoworld.com Nov 27, 5:11 am
    Week 13 Projected Points & Rank
    19.69 (5th)
     
  • Report: Gronkowski (chest) expected to play
    NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports Rob Gronkowski (chest, questionable) is expected to play in Sunday's Week 12 game against the Jets.

    Advice: Gronkowski put in three limited practices this week and made the trip to New York with his teammates on Saturday. There's still a little risk with the Patriots playing at 4:25 PM ET, though all signs point to Gronkowski getting the green light. Assuming he plays his usual snaps, Gronk will be a locked-in TE1 against the Jets' overmatched secondary. Rotoworld.com Nov 27, 4:59 am
    Week 13 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1049th)
     
  • Gronkowski cleared to travel with team
    Rob Gronkowski (questionable, chest) made the trip to New York.

    Advice: It confirms Gronkowski is healthy enough to fly after he couldn't get clearance last week. Gronk is a true game-time decision, but is trending toward being active. Rotoworld.com Nov 26, 11:12 am
    Week 13 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1049th)
     
  • Tom Brady (knee) makes trip to New York
    Tom Brady (questionable, knee) travelled with the team to New York.

    Advice: There's not much doubt over Brady's status, but it might not be officially known until pre-game warmups. Brady is a high-end QB1 against the Jets. Rotoworld.com Nov 26, 11:09 am
    Week 13 Projected Points & Rank
    19.69 (5th)
     
  • Report: Patriots planning for Brady to play
    ESPN's Dianna Russini reports the Patriots are planning for Tom Brady (knee, questionable) to play.

    Advice: Russini adds the team will check Brady out in pre-game warmups, but there has not been much concern about his status all week. It would be a shock if he sits. Brady is a high-end QB1 in what could be a pass-heavy gameplan against a banged-up and struggling secondary. Rotoworld.com Nov 26, 8:04 am
    Week 13 Projected Points & Rank
    19.69 (5th)
     
  • Patriots list Hogan questionable against Jets
    Chris Hogan (back) is listed as questionable for Week 12 at the Jets.

    Advice: He was limited in practice each day this week. Hogan's availability or lack thereof is crucial to the fantasy viability of Malcolm Mitchell, who played a season-high 86 percent of New England's offensive snaps in Week 11 and would have a strong Week 12 matchup against a Jets defense that struggles with speed receivers. Mitchell ran 4.45 at February's Combine coming out of Georgia. Rotoworld.com Nov 25, 4:17 pm
    Week 13 Projected Points & Rank
    6.21 (190th)
     
  • Saints list Ingram (concussion) as questionable
    Mark Ingram (concussion) is questionable for Week 12 against the Rams.

    Advice: He practiced all week but still hasn't officially passed the concussion protocol. Tim Hightower would draw the start if Ingram isn't cleared by Sunday. Ingram will be a borderline RB2 if he plays this week. Daily Slant: Los Angeles’ defensive line has been excellent at stopping the run this season. Football Outsiders ranks them 1st in adjusted line yards per carry (3.11). Plus, Ingram will be stuck in a timeshare with Hightower. Targeting the Saints passing game is a better way to get exposure on their offense. Drew Brees will pick on corner E.J. Gaines, who has a 38.2 grade from Pro Football Focus this season, the third worst score in the league. Michael Thomas will draw Gaines on over half of his routes, while Brandin Cooks will have tougher matchups with Trumaine Johnson (79 PFF grade) and Lamarcus Joyner (81.6) on 74% of his routes. Thomas provides a better path to their offense than Ingram. Rotoworld.com Nov 25, 1:40 pm
    Week 13 Projected Points & Rank
    10.46 (61st)
     
  • Latavius (ankle) questionable for Sunday
    Latavius Murray (ankle) is questionable for Week 12 against the Panthers.

    Advice: He put in a limited week of practice. There's no concern about his status for Sunday. Murray has averaged 88.3 yards from scrimmage with five touchdowns over his last four games. He's No. 26 in RotoPat's Week 12 running back rankings. Rotoworld.com Nov 25, 1:23 pm
    Week 13 Projected Points & Rank
    10.77 (57th)
     
  • Julian Edelman listed as questionable
    Julian Edelman (foot) is listed as questionable for Week 12.

    Advice: Edelman is "questionable" every week, but he hasn't missed a game. Rotoworld.com Nov 25, 1:16 pm
    Week 13 Projected Points & Rank
    9.93 (68th)
     
  • Crabtree (ankle) draws the questionable tag
    Michael Crabtree (ankle) is questionable for Week 12 against the Panthers.

    Advice: Crabtree is dealing with an ankle injury, though he still played on 39-of-53 offensive snaps Monday against Houston. He's been limited at practice this week. Crabtree should be ready to roll on Sunday and can be safely penciled in as a WR3. Rotoworld.com Nov 25, 1:16 pm
    Week 13 Projected Points & Rank
    8.31 (117th)
     
  • Martellus Bennett practices; questionable
    Martellus Bennett (ankle) returned to Friday's practice and is listed as questionable for Week 12 against the Jets.

    Advice: Bennett was given Thursday off. The fact that he returned on Friday bodes well for his Week 12 availability. With Rob Gronkowski (lung) looking unlikely to play against the Jets, Bennett is in a bounce-back spot after last week's clunker. Rotoworld.com Nov 25, 1:14 pm
    Week 13 Projected Points & Rank
    6.04 (196th)
     
  • Jeremy Maclin to miss third straight game
    Jeremy Maclin (groin) is out for Week 12 against the Broncos.

    Advice: Maclin hasn't practiced since injuring his groin on the second play of Week 9. He remains without a timetable. Tyreek Hill and Travis Kelce have drawn the most targets in Maclin's absence. The Chiefs have a tough slate on the road versus Denver this week. Rotoworld.com Nov 25, 12:55 pm
    Week 13 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (734th)
     
  • Jeremy Maclin (groin) sidelined again on Friday
    Jeremy Maclin (groin) remained sidelined at Friday's practice.

    Advice: As far as we know, Maclin has made no progress since aggravating a groin injury in Week 9. He's likely headed for his third straight absence. Tyreek Hill, Chris Conley and Albert Wilson will be the featured receivers Sunday night in Denver. Tight end Travis Kelce should also play a big role in the passing game. Maclin remains week to week. Rotoworld.com Nov 25, 11:51 am
    Week 13 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (734th)
     
  • Martellus Bennett (ankle) back at practice
    Martellus Bennett (ankle) returned to practice Friday.

    Advice: He was downgraded to DNP on Thursday. He'll surely be limited and listed as questionable for Sunday against the Jets. If he plays and if Rob Gronkowski (lung) sits, Bennett will be a bounce-back TE1 option. Rotoworld.com Nov 25, 9:00 am
    Week 13 Projected Points & Rank
    6.04 (196th)
     
  • Update: T.Y. Hilton (back) done for the night
    Updating an earlier report, T.Y. Hilton (back) has left Thursday's Week 12 game against the Steelers for a second time and will not return.

    Advice: Well, that last blurb was certainly a waste of time. Hilton came back for the start of the second half but took himself out again after only a few snaps. He injured himself in a collision with Mike Mitchell late in the second quarter. Hilton will end the night with three catches for 54 yards on five targets. Donte Moncrief will be Scott Tolzien's go-to receiver with Hilton sidelined. Rotoworld.com Nov 24, 7:39 pm
    Week 13 Projected Points & Rank
    12.21 (45th)
     
  • T.Y. Hilton (back) questionable to return
    T.Y. Hilton left Thursday's Week 12 game against the Steelers with a back injury and is questionable to return.

    Advice: Hilton went down late in the second quarter after taking a monster hit from Mike Mitchell. He miraculously held on for a 32-yard catch. Hilton was able to walk off on his own power but headed straight for the locker room. He snagged two-of-four targets for 50 yards before exiting. With Hilton sidelined, Chestor Rogers will play in base sets opposite Donte Moncrief. Rotoworld.com Nov 24, 6:56 pm
    Week 13 Projected Points & Rank
    12.21 (45th)
     
  • D-Jax heats up Cowboys for 4-118-1 on TNF
    DeSean Jackson caught 4-of-8 targets for 118 yards and a touchdown in the Redskins' Week 12 loss to Dallas.

    Advice: Jackson always has this kind of game in him. You knew that if you started him, but most people didn't. This was Jackson's first game clearing 60 yards since Week 3. Jackson will continue to be a boom-bust WR3 option in Week 13. Rotoworld.com Nov 24, 5:29 pm
    Week 13 Projected Points & Rank
    8.84 (96th)
     
  • Marvin Jones goes 4/54 on Thanksgiving
    Marvin Jones caught 4-of-11 targets for 54 yards in the Lions' Week 12 win over the Vikings.

    Advice: The yards were Jones' most in five games, while the targets were his most since Week 2. Matthew Stafford took a few deep shots, but the duo couldn't connect. Jones has become a role player for the Lions' take-the-air-out-of-the-ball offense. Even in golden matchups like next week's with the Saints, he's become a hard-sell WR3. Rotoworld.com Nov 24, 1:05 pm
    Week 13 Projected Points & Rank
    8.18 (121st)
     
  • Chris Hogan gets in another limited practice
    Chris Hogan (back) remained limited in Thursday's practice.

    Advice: Hogan is tentatively on track to return against the Jets, but "limited" practices after an absence do not guarantee a Patriot will play. If Hogan does suit up, he'll be off the WR4 radar. Rotoworld.com Nov 24, 12:30 pm
    Week 13 Projected Points & Rank
    6.21 (190th)
     
  • Julian Edelman (foot) still limited Thursday
    Julian Edelman (foot) remained "limited" in Thursday's practice.

    Advice: Edelman's status is not in question. He'll be an upside WR2 against the Jets. Rotoworld.com Nov 24, 12:29 pm
    Week 13 Projected Points & Rank
    9.93 (68th)
     
  • Martellus Bennett (ankle) downgraded to 'DNP'
    Martellus Bennett (ankle) was downgraded to "DNP" in Thursday's practice.

    Advice: This being the Patriots, it's hard to know what it means. Mid-week downgrades are rarely good news, but coach Bill Belichick could just be managing Bennett's reps in unorthodox fashion. Hopefully we gain some clarity on Friday. Rotoworld.com Nov 24, 12:26 pm
    Week 13 Projected Points & Rank
    6.04 (196th)
     
  • DeSean Jackson officially active vs. Cowboys
    DeSean Jackson (shoulder) is active for Week 12 against the Cowboys.

    Advice: D-Jax should be fine for his usual role on Thanksgiving. Inactive for the Redskins are LS Nick Sundberg, QB Nate Sudfeld, RB Matt Jones, WR Rashad Ross, OT Blaine Clausell, OG Arie Kouandjio and DL Matt Ioannidis. Rotoworld.com Nov 24, 12:07 pm
    Week 13 Projected Points & Rank
    8.84 (96th)
     
  • Jeremy Maclin sitting out again on Thursday
    Jeremy Maclin (groin) did not practice Thursday.

    Advice: It looks like he is going to miss his third game in a row. Tyreek Hill, Albert Wilson, and Chris Conley should once again start with Maclin out, but none of them are viable fantasy options in Denver. Travis Kelce is the only startable member of the Chiefs' passing game. Rotoworld.com Nov 24, 8:29 am
    Week 13 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (734th)
     
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