Player Notes

  • Aaron Rodgers (hamstring) limited in practice
    Aaron Rodgers (hamstring) was limited in Wednesday's practice.

    Advice: Rodgers wasn't fully healthy last week but didn't have any setbacks. His Week 14 status isn't a concern. Rodgers is a QB1 despite a matchup with Seattle. Today, 4:28 pm
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  • Jared Goff misses practice with illness
    Jared Goff (illness) didn't practice Wednesday.

    Advice: It shouldn't impact his Week 14 status. Even with a plus matchup, Goff isn't more than a low-end QB2 against the Falcons. Today, 4:06 pm
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  • Andrew Luck (shoulder) limited on Wednesday
    Andrew Luck (shoulder) was limited at Wednesday's practice.

    Advice: Luck is listed with a shoulder injury every week but the only game he missed this year was because of a concussion. Coming off a four-touchdown game against the Jets on Monday night, Luck will be a solid QB1 against Houston in Week 14. Today, 3:01 pm
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  • Tom Savage still out with infected elbow
    Texans QB Tom Savage remains sidelined with an infected right elbow.

    Advice: That's on his throwing arm. Savage didn't practice Wednesday after being hospitalized over the weekend. Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle said Savage is "making progress" but wouldn't give any specifics. Brandon Weeden served as Brock Osweiler's backup last week against the Packers. Today, 1:36 pm
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  • Report: Browns planning to start RG3 vs. CIN
    ESPN's Dan Graziano reports the Browns plan to start Robert Griffin III against the Bengals.

    Advice: Coming out of the bye week, coach Hue Jackson refused to name a starter after Wednesday's practice, a practice in which all four of RGIII, Josh McCown, Cody Kessler, and Kevin Hogan took snaps. Signs have pointed to Griffin getting the start for the past couple weeks. He does very little to move the needle from a fantasy standpoint, but Terrelle Pryor's floor remains safe. Today, 12:48 pm
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  • Siemian (foot) gets in a limited practice Wed
    Trevor Siemian (foot) returned to a limited practice Wednesday.

    Advice: Paxton Lynch was an utter disaster once again in last week's spot start against the Jaguars. He and Siemian split the reps Wednesday, putting Siemian on track to return this week against the Titans. He won't be a fantasy option on the road, but Emmanuel Sanders and Demaryius Thomas will get a boost. Today, 11:56 am
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  • T.J. Yates works out for the Broncos
    Free agent QBs T.J. Yates and Sean Renfree worked out for the Broncos on Tuesday.

    Advice: The Broncos have expressed optimism on Trevor Siemian's (foot) Week 14 status, but this indicates a level of concern. Yates broke into the league with coach Gary Kubiak, and would be a sensible one-week emergency option behind Paxton Lynch and Austin Davis. Yesterday, 3:00 pm
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  • Ryan Fitzpatrick has been benched
    Ryan Fitzpatrick has been benched.

    Advice: Bryce Petty will start the final four games of the season after coming on in relief of "FitzMagic" on Monday evening. It appears second-rounder Christian Hackenberg will be the next man up if Petty gets injured. Fitzpatrick was legitimately good in 2015, but reverted to his old ways this season, playing an absurd brand of streetball that resulted in far too many turnovers. Fitz thinks he's Brett Favre, but he's really a poor man's Chad Pennington. Now 34, Fitz should be a useful backup/spot starter for someone in 2017, but it's extremely unlikely he will enter Week 1 with a starting job. Yesterday, 1:52 pm
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  • Jets: No plans to play Christian Hackenberg
    The Jets have no plans to play No. 51 overall pick Christian Hackenberg down the stretch.

    Advice: The second-rounder will only see playing time if Bryce Petty gets hurt. A team with quarterback problems would normally try to contrive any possible reason to get a second-rounder on the field, but Hackenberg isn't close to ready. It's quite possible he never will be. Hackenberg was a bad player in college, and an immense stretch as a day-two pick. Yesterday, 1:38 pm
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  • 49ers sticking with Kaepernick for Week 14
    Colin Kaepernick will be the 49ers' Week 14 starter at quarterback.

    Advice: The 49ers benched Kaepernick in the midst of a ludicrously bad Week 13 performance in the snow, but are wisely giving him another shot against the Jets. Kap's play had been on an upward trajectory before last week's catastrophic setback, and though it can sound like damning with faint praise, Kap has been a clear improvement on Blaine Gabbert. Regardless, the fantasy calculus has changed. Kap should now be considered at risk of in-game benchings, rendering him a risk/reward QB2 instead of the low-end QB1 he had been performing as. Yesterday, 10:21 am
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  • Bowles says he always planned to start Petty
    Jets coach Todd Bowles said he always planned to start Bryce Petty over the final month of the season.

    Advice: "We could have won 45-0, (Bryce) was going to start the last four games," Bowles said after Monday night's blowout loss. "That's the slot we had penciled for him, that's a good time to take a look at him." It is unclear why Petty would be good enough for the final four games and not the final six, but at least the correct decision has finally been made. Even though it is pretty clear Petty is not the long-term answer, the Jets at least need to see it on the field before this offseason. Yesterday, 6:22 am
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  • Rex offers cryptic comments on Tyrod Taylor
    Speaking about Tyrod Taylor's play following Sunday's loss, Bills coach Rex Ryan said "look, let's just let this play out."

    Advice: "We feel pretty comfortable with Tyrod," Ryan said. "There's a lot of factors that go into everything." Taylor had a strong first quarter Sunday, but then melted down as the Bills blew a big lead. Taylor's play has really started to ebb in recent weeks after a more consistent middle stretch of the season. Writing about the performance on Monday, respected Bills beat writer Joe Buscaglia said "if it’s me, as of right now, I would be moving on from Taylor." The Bills will owe Taylor $27.5 million if he remains on the roster through the fourth day of the 2017 league year. Monday, 11:39 am
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  • Winston engineers Week 13 upset win
    Jameis Winston completed 20-of-30 passes for 280 yards, one touchdown, and one interception in the Bucs' Week 13 win over San Diego.

    Advice: His lone mistake was a forced pass to Mike Evans in the first quarter that was picked off by Casey Hayward. It wasn't a big fantasy day for Winston, but he played controlled football, absorbing just one sack and otherwise avoiding turnovers in Tampa Bay's impressive cross-country upset win. In Week 14, Winston will go back home to take on a Saints defense that just got shredded by Matthew Stafford. Winston to Evans figures to be a popular DFS stack. Sunday, 5:23 pm
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  • Cousins throws TD, rushes for another in loss
    Kirk Cousins completed 21-of-37 passes for 271 yards, one touchdown, and one interception while adding a one-yard touchdown run in the Redskins' Week 13 loss to the Cardinals.

    Advice: Cousins was quiet before halftime, but he started off the second half with an absolute dime deep down the middle of the field to DeSean Jackson. He capped that drive with a short rushing touchdown on a sneak. After losing the ball on a strip sack to let the Cardinals re-take the lead, Cousins led another solid drive he finished with a 26-yard strike to Jamison Crowder. Unfortunately, Washington could only manage a single field goal the rest of the way, and Cousins ended the game by throwing behind Crowder on what would have been a big gain and potentially a game-tying touchdown. This was not a great performance by Cousins, but he will get a chance to bounce back next week in Philadelphia. The Eagles have been shredded by Aaron Rodgers and Andy Dalton in back-to-back games. Sunday, 5:15 pm
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  • Paxton Lynch struggles mightily in 2nd start
    Paxton Lynch completed 12-of-24 passes for 104 yards in the Broncos' Week 13 win over Jacksonville.

    Advice: He rushed twice for 11 yards. The good news is Lynch avoided turnovers and took only two sacks after taking six in his Week 5 spot start against the Falcons. The bad news is Lynch struggled mightily for the second straight start and is a clear downgrade from Trevor Siemian, who was inactive Sunday with a foot sprain. In order to beat better teams than the Jaguars, the Broncos are going to need Siemian back. Denver heads to Tennessee for Week 14. Sunday, 2:08 pm
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  • Barkley manages Chicago to win
    Matt Barkley completed 11-of-18 passes for 192 yards in Week 13 against the 49ers.

    Advice: Barkley wasn't asked to do much in a game with bad conditions. He had a would-be touchdown dropped, but was able to manage Chicago to a win. Barkley isn't on the streaming radar for Week 14 against Detroit. Sunday, 1:57 pm
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  • Matthew Stafford has strong day in Superdome
    Matthew Stafford completed 30-of-42 passes for 341 yards and two touchdowns in the Lions' 28-13, Week 13 win over the Saints.

    Advice: It was a commanding performance from Stafford, who spent a good chunk of the first half with only one incompletion. Stafford methodically kept the chains moving, and the Saints off the field. Stafford's offense gobbled up 37 minutes of possession. It hasn't been fantasy friendly, but Stafford has been executing the Lions' ball-control offense to perfection. He'll be on the QB1/2 borderline for next week's matchup with the Bears' bombed-out defense. Sunday, 1:54 pm
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  • Flacco slays Dolphins with four touchdowns
    Joe Flacco completed 36-of-47 passes for 381 yards with four touchdowns and one interception Sunday in the Ravens' Week 13 win over the Dolphins.

    Advice: Flacco was surgical on Sunday. He got off to a magnificent start by completing six-of-seven passes to six different receivers on the Ravens’ opening drive. Flacco had his most success throwing to Dennis Pitta, who shredded Miami for 90 yards and two touchdowns. Flacco’s obligatory bad interception came on a play-action pass intended for Mike Wallace. It was a poor decision by Flacco but Wallace gave up on his route, which allowed Byron Maxwell to swoop in for an easy pick. Aside from that, Flacco could do no wrong. He flourished when the Ravens went no-huddle and attacked the middle of the field. Sunday represented his highest yardage output since Week 2 of last season. Flacco will be an option in two-quarterback leagues next week against New England. Sunday, 1:49 pm
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  • Wentz tosses three picks in loss to Bengals
    Carson Wentz completed 36-of-60 passes for 308 yards, one touchdown, and three interceptions in the Eagles' 32-14, Week 13 loss to the Bengals.

    Advice: The whopping 60 pass attempts easily set a new season-high for the rookie. He could (should) have been picked off at least two other times, and WLB Vontaze Burfict got him twice. Since starting 3-0 before the Week 4 bye, the Eagles have lost 7-of-9 and five of their last six. Wentz's lone touchdown was on a 4th-and-5 play to Zach Ertz on a busted coverage. It can't all be blamed on Wentz, however, as he has very little help in terms of playmakers. Jordan Matthews (ankle) missed this one, and Dorial Green-Beckham left early with a ribs injury. Wentz won't be a fantasy option next week against the Redskins. Sunday, 1:13 pm
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  • Brady becomes NFL's winningest quarterback
    Tom Brady completed 33-of-46 passes for 269 yards and a touchdown in the Patriots' Week 13 win over the Rams.

    Advice: This was good for career win No. 201, making Brady the NFL's winningest quarterback of all time. The Patriots picked apart the Rams with quick passes and an early 43-yard score by LeGarrette Blount, in addition to four Stephen Gostkowski field goals. Missing Rob Gronkowski (back surgery), Brady has tough upcoming matchups against the Ravens and Broncos. Brady's fantasy upside will be severely diminished the rest of the way. New England faces Baltimore on Monday Night Football in Week 14. Sunday, 1:04 pm
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