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  • Kuechly (concussion) will not play Week 14
    Luke Kuechly (concussion) has been ruled out for Week 14 against the Chargers.

    Advice: It is a surprise after Kuechly got in a full practice Friday, but it appears as if he did not pass the final test with an independent neurologist. He remains week to week. S Kurt Coleman and CB Daryl Worley were able to clear the protocol and will play against the Chargers. Rotoworld.com Today, 8:42 am
    Week 14 Projected Points & Rank
    16.34 (2nd)
     
  • Joseph says 'pain toleration' key factor
    Texans CB Johnathan Joseph (ribs, questionable) said "pain toleration" will determine if he can play Week 14 against the Colts.

    Advice: Joseph did not practice all week, but coach Bill O'Brien said there is a "remote possibility" he will be able to play. Joseph plans to "give it a shot" in pregame warmups, but it seems unlikely he suits up. Kareem Jackson will likely get the start if Joseph sits. Rotoworld.com Today, 8:04 am
    Week 14 Projected Points & Rank
    7.92 (114th)
     
  • William Gholston not on injury report
    Bucs DE William Gholston (ankle) was not on the final injury report.

    Advice: Gholston reportedly was in a boot and on crutches after last week's game because of a sprained ankle, but he has apparently made a miraculous recovery. He will be good to go against the Saints. Rotoworld.com Today, 7:19 am
    Week 14 Projected Points & Rank
    4.09 (341st)
     
  • Calvin Pryor cleared from concussion
    Jets SS Calvin Pryor has been removed from the Week 14 injury report.

    Advice: He's cleared the concussion protocol. Pryor will miss only one game after sitting out last week. His return upgrades the Jets run defense. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 4:31 pm
    Week 14 Projected Points & Rank
    6.41 (208th)
     
  • Jurrell Casey likely to be game-time decision
    Titans DE Jurrell Casey (questionable, foot) is a game-time decision for Week 14.

    Advice: Casey didn't practice all week but coach Mike Mularkey isn't ruling him out for Sunday. It doesn't sound like he'll play more than limited snaps even if he manages to be active. Casey's status is an upgrade to Devontae Booker and Justin Forsett's matchups. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 4:02 pm
    Week 14 Projected Points & Rank
    7.22 (142nd)
     
  • DeAndre Levy (knee) expected to return Sunday
    The Detroit Free Press reports WLB DeAndre Levy (questionable, knee) "finally appears ready" to return.

    Advice: Levy is trending toward playing after he was more involved in practice this week. Per beat writer Dave Birkett, "all indications" are he’s going to be active. Levy has been out since Week 1 and should see limited snaps in his first game back. A healthy Levy is a huge upgrade for Detroit's stretch-run defense. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 3:12 pm
    Week 14 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1027th)
     
  • Quinn (concussion) set to return in Week 14
    Rams DE Robert Quinn (concussion) is questionable for Week 14 against the Falcons.

    Advice: He was a full participant at Friday's practice and is fully expected to play on Sunday. Quinn missed last week's game with a concussion. Tavon Austin is also expected to return after sitting out Week 13 with a chest injury. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 1:50 pm
    Week 14 Projected Points & Rank
    3.73 (364th)
     
  • Brian Cushing to play against Colts
    Texans ILB Brian Cushing (back) is expected to play in Week 14 against the Colts.

    Advice: Cushing has a questionable tag, but he's going to keep gutting out two broken bones in his back. Despite the injury, Cushing has been having a solid season, making an impact in run support and not getting embarrassed in pass coverage. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 1:00 pm
    Week 14 Projected Points & Rank
    7.91 (115th)
     
  • Kiko Alonso to be a game-time decision
    Dolphins coach Adam Gase said MLB Kiko Alonso will be a game-time decision (thumb, hamstring, doubtful) against the Cardinals in Week 14.

    Advice: It's odd that Gase would make this claim but still list Alonso as doubtful. If there was a real chance of him playing, the Dolphins easily could have listed him as questionable. Earlier, beat writer Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald said Alonso would be absent this week, barring a "miraculous improvement to his hamstring." Mike Hull will be at the ready in the likely event that Alonso sits. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 12:49 pm
    Week 14 Projected Points & Rank
    11.89 (23rd)
     
  • Aldon Smith met with Goodell on Friday
    Suspended Raiders OLB Aldon Smith met with commissioner Roger Goodell on Friday to discuss his reinstatement.

    Advice: The NFL was expected to make a ruling on Smith's reinstatement last week but obviously that didn't happen. After finally getting a face-to-face with Goodell, Smith's status should be determined in relatively short order. Smith has been serving an indefinite suspension following repeated violations of the league's substance abuse policy. The former first-team All-Pro hasn't played an NFL snap in over a year. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 12:30 pm
    Week 14 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (688th)
     
  • Brandon Flowers out for Week 14
    Chargers CB Brandon Flowers (concussion) is out for Week 14 at Carolina.

    Advice: He remains out indefinitely with an increasingly concerning brain injury. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 12:09 pm
    Week 14 Projected Points & Rank
    6.69 (186th)
     
  • Kiko Alonso expected to sit out Week 14
    According to Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald, Dolphins MLB Kiko Alonso (thumb, hamstring, doubtful) is not expected to play in Week 14 against the Cardinals.

    Advice: Per Salguero, Alonso will sit out "barring a miraculous improvement." Alonso broke his thumb in last week's loss to Baltimore, but the real issue is his hamstring. Look for Mike Hull to fill in at middle linebacker on Sunday. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 12:01 pm
    Week 14 Projected Points & Rank
    11.89 (23rd)
     
  • Joseph (ribs) a 'remote possibility' for Sunday
    Texans coach Bill O'Brien said their is a "remote possibility" CB Johnathan Joseph (ribs, questionable) will play in Week 14 against the Colts.

    Advice: He hasn't practiced yet this week and looks like a long shot for Sunday. With Joseph's status in doubt, Kareem Jackson will likely start opposite A.J. Bouye in Week 14. This has the makings of another big week for T.Y. Hilton. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 11:53 am
    Week 14 Projected Points & Rank
    7.92 (114th)
     
  • Cardinals rule out Tyrann Mathieu vs Dolphins
    Tyrann Mathieu (shoulder) has been ruled out for Week 14.

    Advice: The Cards will stay with Tyvon Branch at slot corner, where he has been terrific this year and arguably even better than Mathieu, whose play has declined due to a multitude of injuries. Mathieu remains out indefinitely. Despite this news, we would not upgrade Jarvis Landry's matchup because he'll now face Branch. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 11:40 am
    Week 14 Projected Points & Rank
    10.06 (54th)
     
  • Saints SS Kenny Vaccaro's suspension kicks in
    Saints SS Kenny Vaccaro has dropped the appeal of his four-game PEDs ban and will be out for Weeks 14-17.

    Advice: Vaccaro's absence improves the fantasy matchup for Cameron Brate, who will take on the Saints in both Weeks 14 and 16. Barring an unlikely playoff berth by the Saints, Vaccaro's season is over. Vaccaro was inconsistent his first three years in the league, but his level of play rose immensely as a fourth-year pro. The Saints have him under contract for one more year at $5.68 million. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 11:34 am
    Week 14 Projected Points & Rank
    6.74 (183rd)
     
  • Report: Kuechly to return 'barring setback'
    ESPN's David Newton reports Luke Kuechly (concussion) is expected to return in Week 14 against the Chargers.

    Advice: Per Newton, Kuechly will return to the starting lineup "barring a last-second setback." Kuechly returned to a limited practice on Wednesday and was upgraded to full on Friday. Fill-in A.J. Klein will head back to the bench upon Kuechly's return. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 11:13 am
    Week 14 Projected Points & Rank
    16.34 (2nd)
     
  • Panthers rule out DE Johnson for Week 14
    Panthers LE Charles Johnson (hamstring) has been ruled out for Week 14.

    Advice: Johnson has been having a great year, particularly as a run defender. His loss was felt as Thomas Rawls gashed the Panthers last Sunday night, and will remain a significant factor this week against Melvin Gordon. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:21 am
    Week 14 Projected Points & Rank
    3.62 (372nd)
     
  • Luke Kuechly questionable for Week 14
    Luke Kuechly (concussion) is questionable for Week 14 against the Chargers.

    Advice: Mario Addison (foot) and Kurt Coleman (concussion) also drew the questionable tag. Kuechly was a limited participant at practice this week. All signs point to him suiting up this week after missing the previous two games with a concussion. Obviously it would be a huge boost to Carolina's defense. Kuechly is arguably the best middle linebacker in football when healthy. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:16 am
    Week 14 Projected Points & Rank
    16.34 (2nd)
     
  • Colts without 4 defensive starters vs Texans
    The Colts will be without four defensive starters for Week 14 against the Texans.

    Advice: Colts LCB Patrick Robinson (groin), SS Clayton Geathers (neck), OLB Robert Mathis (bicep), and NT Zach Kerr (concussion) were all ruled out on Friday. It remains to be seen whether a lifeless Texans offense will be able to capitalize. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:13 am
    Week 14 Projected Points & Rank
    7.03 (158th)
     
  • Jurrell Casey not practicing again Friday
    Titans DE Jurrell Casey (questionable, foot) did not practice Friday.

    Advice: Coach Mike Mularkey said he was "hopeful" Casey would play earlier this week, but that seems unlikely after a full week of missed practices. One of the best defensive linemen in the league, Casey would be missed against the Broncos. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:01 am
    Week 14 Projected Points & Rank
    7.22 (142nd)
     
  • Kiko Alonso, Jelani Jenkins not practicing
    Dolphins LBs Kiko Alonso (thumb, hamstring) and Jelani Jenkins (knee, hand) both sat out Friday's practice.

    Advice: It looks like both will sit out this week. David Johnson is always the top running back play, but these injuries only help his matchup. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:52 am
    Week 14 Projected Points & Rank
    11.89 (23rd)
     
  • Mario Williams (ankle) didn't practice Friday
    Dolphins DE Mario Williams (ankle, doubtful) did not practice Friday.

    Advice: Williams has now missed two practices in a row after getting in a limited session Wednesday. It looks like he will sit out this week. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:50 am
    Week 14 Projected Points & Rank
    5.15 (277th)
     
  • Demarcus Lawrence (back) DNP on Friday
    Cowboys DE Demarcus Lawrence (back) did not practice Friday.

    Advice: Lawrence also did not practice Thursday after getting in a limited session Wednesday, suggesting he suffered some kind of setback. His availability for this week is completely up in the air. Lawrence only has one sack in eight games this season. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:40 am
    Week 14 Projected Points & Rank
    5.41 (260th)
     
  • Rex 'concerned' about Kyle Williams' status
    Bills coach Rex Ryan is "concerned" about Kyle Williams' (back, questionable) availability.

    Advice: Williams' back reportedly locked up Thursday night and he was not able to practice Friday. Jerel Worthy will take on a bigger role if Williams cannot play. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:05 am
    Week 14 Projected Points & Rank
    8.03 (110th)
     
  • Muhammad Wilkerson questionable Week 14
    Jets RE Muhammad Wilkerson (ankle) is questionable for Week 14.

    Advice: Wilkerson missed Wednesday's practice, but he got in limited work the rest of the week. He will likely play, but he has not been an impact player this season. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:47 am
    Week 14 Projected Points & Rank
    6.99 (162nd)
     
  • Mario Addison on the practice field Friday
    Panthers DE Mario Addison (foot, questionable) participated in Friday's practice.

    Advice: The Charlotte Observer's Jourdan Rodrigue said Addison "had a little pop back in his step" at Friday's practice. Addison sat out Wednesday and Thursday, but this practice at least gives him a shot to play. Carolina could use their best edge rusher against Philip Rivers on Sunday. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:44 am
    Week 14 Projected Points & Rank
    2.45 (442nd)
     
  • Gerald McCoy back on practice field Friday
    Bucs DT Gerald McCoy (foot) returned to practice Friday.

    Advice: McCoy sat out the first two days of practice and will likely be listed as limited Friday. It is the same routine he followed last week before playing 78 percent of the snaps against the Chargers. He will be good to go against the Saints. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:10 am
    Week 14 Projected Points & Rank
    4.43 (321st)
     
  • Luke Kuechly 'appears on track to return'
    ESPN Panthers reporter David Newton said Luke Kuechly "appears -- with emphasis on appears -- to be on track to return from the concussion protocol."

    Advice: Kuechly practiced for the third day in a row on Friday, but Newton cautioned he still has not been cleared the protocol. That should come this weekend, but it is not a given. Kuechly will likely be listed as questionable on the final report. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:08 am
    Week 14 Projected Points & Rank
    16.34 (2nd)
     
  • Panthers cut ties with CB Robert McClain
    Panthers waived CB Robert McClain.

    Advice: McClain started in the Super Bowl after being signed late last season, and he played 313 snaps across 11 appearances this year. He has struggled, however, and the Panthers likely want to take a look at their younger corners as they close out a lost season. McClain could pop up somewhere else before the end of the year. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:41 am
    Week 14 Projected Points & Rank
    7.29 (136th)
     
  • DeAndre Levy more involved in practice
    Tim Twentyman of DetroitLions.com said WLB DeAndre Levy "was noticeably more involved" in practice Wednesday.

    Advice: MLive's Kyle Meinke said the same thing about Friday's practice. It could be a sign Levy is ready to return this week, but he was listed as limited both Wednesday and Thursday. He will almost certainly be listed as questionable on the final report. It is getting to the point where anything the Lions get from Levy this season will be a bonus. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:31 am
    Week 14 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1027th)
     
  • Clay Matthews says shoulder 'a lot better'
    Clay Matthews said his shoulder is "a lot better" than last week.

    Advice: Matthews was limited to 29 snaps which mostly came on passing downs because of the injury last week, but he could play more against the Seahawks after getting in a limited practice Thursday. "Things progressed a lot more than last week," Matthews said. "It’s a lot better than where we were last week so hopefully that’s a positive indicator moving forward." With OLB Nick Perry (hand) expected to sit and ILBs Jake Ryan (ankle) and Blake Martinez (knee) limited, the Packers need as much from Matthews as he can give. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:24 am
    Week 14 Projected Points & Rank
    4.65 (308th)
     
  • Jadeveon Clowney says he'll 'be out there'
    Jadeveon Clowney (elbow, wrist) said he will play this week against the Colts.

    Advice: Clowney sat out last week's game against the Packers, but he is on track to play against Indy after returning to practice Thursday. "I feel good. I feel good enough to go," Clowney said. "Yeah, I'll be out there." With CB Johnathan Joseph expected to sit with an injury to his ribs, the Texans will need Clowney to get after Andrew Luck on Sunday. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 5:46 am
    Week 14 Projected Points & Rank
    5.03 (287th)
     
  • Derrick Johnson has ruptured Achilles' tendon
    Chiefs ILB Derrick Johnson has been diagnosed with a ruptured left Achilles' tendon, and is done for the season.

    Advice: Johnson knew it the second he went down in non-contact fashion in the first half. Coach Andy Reid simply called it a "sad deal." Reid couldn't be more right, as the 34-year-old linebacker was having another solid year as an every-down player after tearing his right Achilles' tendon in 2014. The Chiefs still have a loaded defense for the stretch run, but were already having problems up the gut against the run. This won't help. As for Johnson, it's fair to say his career is now in doubt. He's due $4.75 million in 2017, but probably won't be back at that price, and likely won't be ready for Week 1. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 9:13 pm
    Week 14 Projected Points & Rank
    11.84 (24th)
     
  • Derrick Johnson out with non-contact injury
    Chiefs ILB Derrick Johnson was forced from Kansas City's Week 14 game against the Raiders with a left Achilles' injury, and will not return.

    Advice: Put simply, it looked like Johnson ruptured his left Achilles'. Johnson, who tore his right Achilles' in 2014, immediately took off his helmet and tossed it in disgust, like he knew what the injury was. Per NBC's Cris Collinsworth, Johnson had been dealing with a sore left Achilles'. His loss would be crushing for the Chiefs. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 6:47 pm
    Week 14 Projected Points & Rank
    11.84 (24th)
     
  • Mario Williams (ankle) DNP on Thursday
    Dolphins DE Mario Williams (ankle) didn't practice on Thursday.

    Advice: He's trending in the wrong direction after getting a limited session in on Wednesday. Jason Jones would play a bigger role if Williams sits out against the Cardinals in Week 14. Jones is coming off a two-game suspension for violating the league's substance abuse policy. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 1:45 pm
    Week 14 Projected Points & Rank
    5.15 (277th)
     
  • Kiko more concerned about his hamstring
    Dolphins MLB Kiko Alonso (thumb, hamstring) was noncommittal about his status for Week 14 against the Cardinals.

    Advice: "I don't know yet," said Alonso, who said he felt "good" at Thursday's practice. Alonso had surgery to repair a broken thumb earlier this week but said he's more concerned about his hamstring. Mike Hull would fill in at middle linebacker if Alonso can't get the green light for Sunday. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 12:00 pm
    Week 14 Projected Points & Rank
    11.89 (23rd)
     
  • Jadeveon Clowney back at practice Thursday
    Jadeveon Clowney (elbow, wrist) returned to Texans practice Thursday.

    Advice: It's far from a guarantee that he will return against the Colts, but it at least gives him a chance. If Clowney does play through his pair of injuries, he'll probably be on a snap count. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 10:34 am
    Week 14 Projected Points & Rank
    5.03 (287th)
     
  • Cushing (back) playing with two broken bones
    Texans ILB Brian Cushing (back, ankle) acknowledged that he's been playing with two broken bones in his back.

    Advice: "Obviously, it's painful, and I'm not able to get as many reps as I want in practice right now," said Cushing. "But I'll be out there Sunday with my team." It's unclear when Cushing suffered the injury. He was listed as a limited participant at Wednesday's practice. Cushing holds PFF's 44th-best inside linebacker grade out of 59 qualifiers this year. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 4:14 pm
    Week 14 Projected Points & Rank
    7.91 (115th)
     
  • Johnson week to week with hamstring injury
    Panthers coach Ron Rivera said DE Charles Johnson is week to week with a hamstring injury.

    Advice: He suffered the injury in Sunday's loss to Seattle. A hamstring injury sent Johnson to I.R. in 2015. He's second on the team with four sacks this season. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 2:30 pm
    Week 14 Projected Points & Rank
    3.62 (372nd)
     
  • Jurrell Casey (foot) not practicing Wednesday
    Titans coach Mike Mularkey remains "hopeful" DE Jurrell Casey (foot) will play in Week 14.

    Advice: Casey didn't practice on Wednesday coming off the Titans' bye, which isn't a good sign. Still, it's too early to speculate on his status for Sunday's home game against the Broncos. Casey has spent the last two weeks nursing a sprained foot. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 1:41 pm
    Week 14 Projected Points & Rank
    7.22 (142nd)
     
  • Luke Kuechly (concussion) back at practice
    Luke Kuechly (concussion) returned to a limited practice on Wednesday.

    Advice: Kuechly has missed the Panthers' past two games after suffering a concussion in the Week 11 Thursday night game against the Saints. Kuechly's concussion was one of the scarier ones, but he seems to be on his way back. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 11:19 am
    Week 14 Projected Points & Rank
    16.34 (2nd)
     
  • CB Joseph has two cracked ribs, bruised lung
    Texans CB Johnathan Joseph has been diagnosed with two cracked ribs and a bruised lung.

    Advice: It would seem Joseph is doubtful for Sunday's critical divisional showdown with the Colts. Now 32, Joseph has remained a near every-down player this season, and is a critical part of the Texans' solid pass defense. His absence would be a huge break for the Colts. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 1:05 pm
    Week 14 Projected Points & Rank
    7.92 (114th)
     
  • Luke Kuechly to be evaluated Wednesday
    Panthers MLB Luke Kuechly (concussion) will be evaluated Wednesday to see if he can resume practicing.

    Advice: He's missed the Panthers' last two games with a concussion. With Carolina headed nowhere this year, there's no need to rush Kuechly back, especially given his history of concussions. A.J. Klein has been filling in for Kuechly at middle linebacker. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 10:01 am
    Week 14 Projected Points & Rank
    16.34 (2nd)
     
  • Gholston (ankle) sporting a walking boot
    Buccaneers DE William Gholston suffered a sprained ankle in Week 13.

    Advice: He's been unable to put any weight on it and was seen leaving the stadium with a walking boot and crutches on Sunday. Robert Ayers would likely draw the start at left end if Gholston isn't cleared for Week 14. Gholston is one of the team's best run-stoppers. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 9:52 am
    Week 14 Projected Points & Rank
    4.09 (341st)
     
  • Clay Matthews will keep playing with injury
    Clay Matthews is expected to keep playing through his shoulder injury.

    Advice: Matthews was limited to just 29 snaps against the Texans, but the Packers need him with injuries mounting at linebacker. Both Jake Ryan (ankle) and Blake Martinez (knee) are fighting through issues at inside linebacker, and OLB Nick Perry is dealing with a hand injury of his own. Those issues mean Matthews will continue to see sporadic snaps both at inside linebacker and as a situational pass rusher even at far less than 100 percent. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 5:51 am
    Week 14 Projected Points & Rank
    4.65 (308th)
     
  • Muhammaed Wilkerson active for MNF vs. Colts
    Jets RE Muhammad Wilkerson (ankle) is active for Week 13 against the Colts.

    Advice: He suffered a setback in Saturday's practice, but apparently it wasn't enough to keep him out. Inactive for the Jets are QB Christian Hackenberg, WR Devin Smith, S Calvin Pryor, OLB Lorenzo Mauldin, OL Dakota Dozier, WR Jalin Marshall, and NT Steve McLendon. Rontez Miles will start for Pryor. Rotoworld.com Monday, 4:12 pm
    Week 14 Projected Points & Rank
    6.99 (162nd)
     
  • Report: Aldon hopes to meet with commissioner
    NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reports suspended Raiders OLB Aldon Smith hopes to meet with the commissioner to discuss his possible reinstatement.

    Advice: Per Rapsheet, Smith is "setting up" a meeting to meet with Roger Goodell or another "high-ranking official." Smith was supposed to have already learned his status, but the league is apparently hedging. Smith would be returning from an indefinite ban for multiple arrests/violations of the league's substance-abuse policy. He'd be a major weapon for the Raiders down the stretch. Rotoworld.com Monday, 12:27 pm
    Week 14 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (688th)
     
  • Alonso undergoes thumb surgery, could return
    Dolphins MLB Kiko Alonso has undergone surgery for a broken thumb, but could continue playing.

    Advice: Coach Adam Gase wasn't clear if he meant Alonso could return this week, or this season. Alonso played through the injury on Sunday, but it's obviously a different matter now that he's required/undergone surgery. Alonso has enjoyed a decent bounce-back season in the middle for Miami. Mike Hull will fill in if Alonso can't return. Rotoworld.com Monday, 11:05 am
    Week 14 Projected Points & Rank
    11.89 (23rd)
     
  • Johnathan Joseph suffered rib injury Week 13
    Texans CB Johnathan Joseph exited Week 13 against the Packers with an injury to his ribs.

    Advice: Joseph left the game in the fourth quarter and never returned. The corner said after the game, "It's a little hard to breathe right now." Relying on their defense to carry them to the playoffs, the Texans cannot afford to be without Joseph. Rotoworld.com Monday, 6:59 am
    Week 14 Projected Points & Rank
    7.92 (114th)
     
  • Johnathan Joseph suffered rib injury Week 13
    Texans CB Johnathan Joseph exited Week 13 against the Packers with an injury to his ribs.

    Advice: Joseph left the game in the fourth quarter and never returned. The corner said after the game, "It's a little hard to breathe right now." Relying on their defense to carry them to the playoffs, the Texans cannot afford to be without Joseph. Rotoworld.com Monday, 6:59 am
    Week 14 Projected Points & Rank
    7.92 (114th)
     
  • Tyrann Mathieu (shoulder) officially out
    Cardinals declared Tyrann Mathieu (shoulder), WR Marquis Bundy, LB Sio Moore, OG Cole Toner, DT Olsen Pierre, DT Robert Nkemdiche, and DT Ed Stinson inactive for Week 13 against the Redskins.

    Advice: Coach Bruce Arians said Mathieu would be a game-time call, but he was never likely to play. Tyvon Branch will cover the slot with Mathieu out. It is an upgrade for Jamison Crowder. First-round pick Nkemdiche continues to be a healthy scratch. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 12:01 pm
    Week 14 Projected Points & Rank
    10.06 (54th)
     
  • Kiko Alonso (hand) returns in second quarter
    Kiko Alonso (hand) has returned to Sunday's Week 13 game against the Ravens.

    Advice: He missed most of the first half with a hand injury. Alonso was playing well before he got hurt with five tackles on the first two drives. Mike Hull filled in at middle linebacker during his brief absence. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 11:17 am
    Week 14 Projected Points & Rank
    11.89 (23rd)
     
  • Kiko Alonso leaves with hand injury
    Kiko Alonso left Sunday's Week 13 game against the Ravens with a hand injury and is questionable to return.

    Advice: Alonso recorded five tackles before exiting about midway through the first quarter. Mike Hull is Alonso's backup at middle linebacker. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 10:37 am
    Week 14 Projected Points & Rank
    11.89 (23rd)
     
  • Rams declare Week 13 inactives
    Rams declared RE Robert Quinn, LG Rodger Saffold, WR Tavon Austin, QB Sean Mannion, CB Steve Williams, OT Pace Murphy, and TE Temarrick Hemingway inactive for Week 13 against the Patriots.

    Advice: Quinn has a concussion, Saffold a hand injury, and Austin a chest issue. Look for rookie Pharoh Cooper to handle slot duties in place of Austin. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 8:35 am
    Week 14 Projected Points & Rank
    3.73 (364th)
     
  • Quinn (concussion) not expected to play Sunday
    Rams DE Robert Quinn (concussion, questionable) is unlikely to play Sunday in Week 13 against the Patriots.

    Advice: Quinn didn't practice all week and remains in the league's concussion protocol. Consider him week to week. It's a big blow to the Rams' pass rush and should give Tom Brady more time to throw, which is never a good thing for opposing defenses. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 5:28 am
    Week 14 Projected Points & Rank
    3.73 (364th)
     
  • Jets DE Mo Wilkerson (ankle) suffered setback
    Jets DE Muhammad Wilkerson (questionable, ankle) suffered a setback in Saturday's practice.

    Advice: Wilkerson practiced fully Thursday and Friday, but sat out Saturday. The late-week downgrade has him looking on the doubtful side against the Colts. The Jets are also expected to be without S Calvin Pryor (concussion), DT Steve McLendon (hamstring), and LB Lorenzo Mauldin (doubtful, ankle) this week. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 3:40 pm
    Week 14 Projected Points & Rank
    6.99 (162nd)
     
  • Jets SS Calvin Pryor out for Week 13
    Jets SS Calvin Pryor (concussion) has been ruled out for Week 13.

    Advice: Pryor didn't practice all week and remains in the concussion protocol. Rontez Miles will start against the Colts. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 11:31 am
    Week 14 Projected Points & Rank
    6.41 (208th)
     
  • Clowney (elbow, wrist) downgraded to out
    Jadeveon Clowney (elbow, wrist) was downgraded to out for Week 13 against the Packers.

    Advice: Clowney was originally listed as questionable after practicing on a limited basis all week, but it looks like he did not even travel with the team to Green Bay. Already without J.J. Watt, losing Clowney is a big blow to the Texans defense, especially with Aaron Rodgers on the other side. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 10:39 am
    Week 14 Projected Points & Rank
    5.03 (287th)
     
  • Lions WLB DeAndre Levy unlikely to play
    Lions WLB DeAndre Levy (knee) is listed as questionable for Week 13.

    Advice: Levy has been getting in limited practices, but he's not expected to return Sunday. The Lions could also be without LB Tahir Whitehead (questionable, knee) against the Saints. Rotoworld.com Friday, 4:05 pm
    Week 14 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1027th)
     
  • Mario Addison out for Week 13
    Panthers DE Mario Addison (foot) is out for Week 13.

    Advice: Carolina will miss its top edge rusher against Russell Wilson. Rotoworld.com Friday, 12:59 pm
    Week 14 Projected Points & Rank
    2.45 (442nd)
     
  • Rams top pass rusher Quinn DNP on Friday
    Rams RE Robert Quinn (concussion) missed practice again on Friday and is listed as questionable for Week 13 at New England.

    Advice: It looks like Quinn was unable to earn medical clearance and will miss Sunday's bout with Tom Brady, significantly upgrading Brady's matchup. Quinn is by far the Rams' top outside pass rusher. Rotoworld.com Friday, 12:54 pm
    Week 14 Projected Points & Rank
    3.73 (364th)
     
  • Clay Matthews listed as questionable
    Clay Matthews (shoulder) is listed as questionable for Week 13 against the Texans.

    Advice: Matthews was limited in Thursday and Friday's practices. He seems likely to play, but there have been instances this year where Matthews has seemed likely to play, then didn't. Streamers of the Packers' D/ST should want him out there. Rotoworld.com Friday, 12:47 pm
    Week 14 Projected Points & Rank
    4.65 (308th)
     
  • Luke Kuechly still not practicing
    Panthers MLB Luke Kuechly (concussion) still isn't practicing.

    Advice: Kuechly won't play this week and remains out indefinitely. The Panthers are going to have a tough time guarding Jimmy Graham on Sunday Night Football. Rotoworld.com Friday, 12:15 pm
    Week 14 Projected Points & Rank
    16.34 (2nd)
     
  • Tyrann Mathieu (shoulder) doubtful for Sunday
    Tyrann Mathieu (shoulder) is doubtful for Week 13 against the Redskins.

    Advice: Mathieu has sat out practice the last two days after opening the week as a limited participant. Coach Bruce Arians is calling Mathieu a "game-time decision," but it would be a major upset if he plays on Sunday. Things are looking up for Jamison Crowder and Vernon Davis with Mathieu absent from the slot this week. Rotoworld.com Friday, 11:48 am
    Week 14 Projected Points & Rank
    10.06 (54th)
     
  • Clay Matthews back at practice on Thursday
    Clay Matthews (shoulder) returned to Packers practice on Thursday.

    Advice: He'll likely be listed as limited, but it's a great sign after coach Mike McCarthy admitted earlier in the week that he was "concerned" about his star linebacker's status. The Pack's injury-ravaged defense desperately needs Matthews to suit up against the Texans. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 1:13 pm
    Week 14 Projected Points & Rank
    4.65 (308th)
     
  • DeAndre Levy not expected to play Week 13
    Lions WLB DeAndre Levy (quad) is not expected to play Week 13 against the Saints.

    Advice: Levy has been getting in limited practices the last couple weeks, but he still has not been cleared to return. It is not clear when or if that will happen. Levy has played in two games since 2014. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 7:38 am
    Week 14 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1027th)
     
  • Quinn (concussion) sidelined on Wednesday
    Rams DE Robert Quinn (concussion) didn't practice on Wednesday.

    Advice: It's notable because Quinn is listed with a concussion, which implies that he's in the league's protocol. His status for Sunday's game against New England is up in the air. It's safe to say Quinn won't play if he doesn't practice this week. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 5:05 pm
    Week 14 Projected Points & Rank
    3.73 (364th)
     
  • Kuechly (concussion) 'unlikely' to play on SNF
    Luke Kuechly (concussion) remained sidelined at Wednesday's practice.

    Advice: It's been almost two weeks since he suffered a concussion in a Thursday night game against New Orleans. Per beat writer Joe Person of the Charlotte Observer, Kuechly is "unlikely" to play against the Seahawks in Week 13. This is Kuechly's second concussion in as many seasons. He'll have as much time as he needs to recover. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 3:07 pm
    Week 14 Projected Points & Rank
    16.34 (2nd)
     
  • Brandon Flowers still not practicing Wed
    Chargers CB Brandon Flowers (concussion) did not practice Wednesday.

    Advice: Flowers has been out since suffering a concussion Week 10 against the Dolphins, and it does not look like he is on track to return this week. With a long and scary history with concussions, it would not be surprising if Flowers sat out the rest of the season. Trevor Williams saw a bump in snaps with Flowers out Week 12. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 3:03 pm
    Week 14 Projected Points & Rank
    6.69 (186th)
     
  • Gerald McCoy (foot) not at practice Wednesday
    Bucs DT Gerald McCoy (foot) did not practice Wednesday.

    Advice: McCoy was spotted in a boot after Sunday's game, but he said he will be "good to go" in a radio interview Tuesday. The Bucs are likely just giving him some rest, but it would be nice to see McCoy return to practice Thursday. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 2:58 pm
    Week 14 Projected Points & Rank
    4.43 (321st)
     
  • Tyrann Mathieu (shoulder) limited Wednesday
    Tyrann Mathieu (shoulder) was limited in Wednesday's practice.

    Advice: The practice confirms Mathieu did not suffer any setbacks in his return to game action against the Falcons. He could be limited all week, but Mathieu looks set to play against Washington. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 2:04 pm
    Week 14 Projected Points & Rank
    10.06 (54th)
     
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