Fantasy Football News & Views
Texans | DeAndre Hopkins a gametime decision (Sat Dec 20, 06:37 PM) [jump to this story]
Patriots | Julian Edelman out for Week 16 (Sat Dec 20, 05:58 PM) [jump to this story]
Cowboys | DeMarco Murray expected to play (Sat Dec 20, 03:21 PM) [jump to this story]
Panthers | Cam Newton to start (Sat Dec 20, 02:46 PM) [jump to this story]
Broncos | Emmanuel Sanders sent home (Sat Dec 20, 12:58 PM) [jump to this story]
Falcons | Julio Jones will be game-time decision (Sat Dec 20, 10:50 AM) [jump to this story]
Colts | T.Y. Hilton not practicing (Fri Dec 19, 11:34 AM) [jump to this story]
Seahawks | Marshawn Lynch misses practice Thu Dec 18, 10:05 PM
Seattle Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch (back) did not practice Thursday, Dec. 18.Link to story
Marshawn Lynch player page
Seahawks | Thursday practice report Thu Dec 18, 09:53 PM
Seattle Seahawks C Max Unger (knee, ankle), OT Russell Okung (bruised lung), TE Tony Moeaki (shoulder), DE Demarcus Dobbs (ankle), WR Paul Richardson (hamstring) and OG J.R. Sweezy (ankle) missed practice Thursday, Dec. 18.Link to story
Tony Moeaki player page
J.R. Sweezy player page
Paul Richardson player page
Cardinals | Kerwynn Williams limited in practice Thu Dec 18, 08:55 PM
Arizona Cardinals RB Kerwynn Williams (knee) was a limited participant in practice Thursday, Dec. 18.Link to story
Kerwynn Williams player page
Cardinals | Drew Stanton returns to practice Thu Dec 18, 08:48 PM
Arizona Cardinals QB Drew Stanton (knee) returned to practice on a limited basis Thursday, Dec. 18. He spent a portion of practice on an exercise bike working with trainers.
|Footballguys view: Stanton still won't play this weekend, and if the Cardinals lose, they will lose the division lead to the Seahawks, so it will require the Rams winning in Seattle for Week 17 to matter. The most likely scenario here is that Stanton tries to return for a road playoff game in two weeks.|
Drew Stanton player page
Cardinals | Larry Fitzgerald a full participant Thu Dec 18, 08:30 PM
Arizona Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald (knee) was a full participant in practice Thursday, Dec. 18.Link to story
Larry Fitzgerald player page
Cardinals | Thursday practice report Thu Dec 18, 08:16 PM
Arizona Cardinals OG Jonathan Cooper (wrist) and LB Larry Foote (knee) did not practice Thursday, Dec. 18. WR Jaron Brown (toe), LB Lorenzo Alexander (knee), DE Calais Campbell (hip) and FS Tyrann Mathieu (thumb) were limited participants, and OG Paul Fanaika (ankle) fully practiced.Link to story
Larry Foote player page
Lorenzo Alexander player page
Calais Campbell player page
Tyrann Mathieu player page
Jaron Brown player page
Bears | Jay Cutler wants to stay in Chicago Thu Dec 18, 07:34 PM
Chicago Bears QB Jay Cutler hopes to stay with the team beyond the 2014 season. Cutler signed a seven-year, $126.7 million extension a few months ago and was benched Wednesday, Dec. 17, in favor of QB Jimmy Clausen.Link to story
Jay Cutler player page
Jimmy Clausen player page
Jets | Percy Harvin expected to play Thu Dec 18, 07:16 PM
New York Jets WR Percy Harvin (ankle) was limited in practice Thursday, Dec. 18, but barring a setback, he's expected to play in Week 16 against the New England Patriots. Harvin suffered a third-degree ankle sprain just two weeks ago, according to head coach Rex Ryan. Harvin was limited to a special teams role last week.
|Footballguys view: Harvin is only a hail mary play against the Patriots because of his injury.|
Percy Harvin player page
Broncos | Peyton Manning's illness behind him Thu Dec 18, 07:14 PM
Denver Broncos QB Peyton Manning (thigh, illness) said his illness is behind him, and he was receiving treatment for his thigh Thursday, Dec. 18. Head coach John Fox called Manning day-to-day.
|Footballguys view: Manning will be fine, so have him in your lineups as a Qb1.|
Peyton Manning player page
Titans | Kendall Wright active Thu Dec 18, 07:11 PM
Tennessee Titans WR Kendall Wright (hand) is active for Week 16 after being limited in practice all week.
|Footballguys view: Wright hasn't been consistent enough in part because neither is his offense. Wright has shown flashes but needs to show more to be more than a WR5, which is where we see him this week.|
Kendall Wright player page
Jaguars | Week 16 Inactives Thu Dec 18, 07:08 PM
The Jacksonville Jaguars have declared DL Andre Branch, CB Jeremy Harris, SS Matt Daniels, DL Roy Miller, CB Teddy Williams, WR Tommy Streeter, OG Tyler Shatley inactive for Week 16.Roy Miller player page
Tommy Streeter player page
Andre Branch player page
Jaguars | Week 16 inactives Thu Dec 18, 07:03 PM
The Jacksonville Jaguars have declared WR Tommy Streeter, DT Roy Miller, SS Matt Daniels, CB Teddy Williams, CB Jeremy Harris, OG Tyler Shatley and DL Andre Branch inactive for Thursday night.Link to story
Roy Miller player page
Tommy Streeter player page
Andre Branch player page
Titans | Week 16 Inactives Thu Dec 18, 07:03 PM
The Tennessee Titans have declared DL Dontay Moch, CB Jemea Thomas, DL Mike Martin, OT Taylor Lewan, OT Terren Jones, QB Zach Mettenberger, LB Zaviar Gooden inactive for Week 16.Dontay Moch player page
Mike Martin player page
Zaviar Gooden player page
Rams | Thursday practice report Thu Dec 18, 06:57 PM
St. Louis Rams OG Davin Joseph (non-injury related) did not practice Thursday, Dec. 18. C Scott Wells (non-injury related) was a full participant.
49ers | Frank Gore on track to play? Thu Dec 18, 06:53 PM
San Francisco 49ers RB Frank Gore (concussion) continues through the concussion protocol this week, but head coach Jim Harbaugh anticipates Gore suiting up in Week 16 against the San Diego Chargers Saturday, Dec. 20. Gore was limited in practice Thursday, Dec. 18, after sitting out Wednesday, Dec. 17.
|Footballguys view: Gore should get most of the carries, but we have no clue whether he will put up good numbers or not give the inconsistency of his carries. At best he's an RB3, even though he could put more yards if he was used better. That's not the case though, so don't expect more than RB3 numbers.|
Frank Gore player page
Seahawks | Dion Bailey released Thu Dec 18, 06:53 PM
Seattle Seahawks S Dion Bailey was released Thursday, Dec. 18.
Seahawks | Gator Hoskins signs Thu Dec 18, 06:51 PM
The Seattle Seahawks signed free-agent TE Gator Hoskins (Dolphins) to their practice squad Thursday, Dec. 18.
Raiders | Greg Jenkins re-signs Thu Dec 18, 06:49 PM
The Oakland Raiders re-signed WR Greg Jenkins to their practice squad Thursday, Dec. 18.Greg Jenkins player page
Broncos | Julius Thomas played limited snaps Thu Dec 18, 06:47 PM
Denver Broncos TE Julius Thomas (ankle) played just 29 snaps in Week 15; only ten of them were pass routes, according to Pro Football Focus.
|Footballguys view: We think he'll see more, so TE1 numbers are a good bet. get him in your lineups.|
Julius Thomas player page
Bengals | Thursday practice report Thu Dec 18, 06:44 PM
Cincinnati Bengals LB Emmanuel Lamur (hamstring), OG Mike Pollak (knee) and WR James Wright (knee) did not practice Thursday, Dec. 18. DE Carlos Dunlap (calf) and CB Dre Kirkpatrick (Achilles') were limited. DE Margus Hunt (ankle) and CB Terence Newman (ankle) were full participants.Terence Newman player page
Carlos Dunlap player page
Dre Kirkpatrick player page
Margus Hunt player page
Bengals | Jermaine Gresham practices fully Thu Dec 18, 06:42 PM
Cincinnati Bengals TE Jermaine Gresham (toe) was a full participant in practice Thursday, Dec. 18.
|Footballguys view: Gresham is no more than a TE2, an a low end on at that. We'd avoid him unless you were in a real bad spot.|
Broncos | Demaryius, Julius Thomas full participants Thu Dec 18, 06:32 PM
Denver Broncos WR Demaryius Thomas (ankle) and TE Julius Thomas (ankle) both practiced in full Thursday, Dec. 18.
|Footballguys view: Demaryius Thomas will get WR1 numbers this week, while "Orange" Julius will get TE1 numbers, so you should get both in your lineup.|
Julius Thomas player page
Broncos | C.J. Anderson practices in full Thu Dec 18, 06:30 PM
Denver Broncos RB C.J. Anderson (ankle) practiced in full Thursday, Dec. 18.
|Footballguys view: Anderson is going to have a great week, and will be putting up RB1 numbers.|
Broncos | Peyton Manning officially limited Thu Dec 18, 06:27 PM
Denver Broncos QB Peyton Manning (thigh) was officially listed as limited in practice Thursday, Dec. 18.
|Footballguys view: Manning will be fine, so have him in your lineup as a QB1 this Monday.|
Vikings | Thursday practice report Thu Dec 18, 06:22 PM
Minnesota Vikings LB Anthony Barr (knee), S Robert Blanton (ankle, knee) and OG Charlie Johnson (ankle) did not practice Thursday, Dec. 18. DTs Sharrif Floyd (knee) and Linval Joseph (illness) were limited. CB Xavier Rhodes (wrist), DE Brian Robison (ankle) and S Andrew Sendejo (thumb) participated fully.Brian Robison player page
Linval Joseph player page
Xavier Rhodes player page
Broncos | Ronnie Hillman limited Thursday Thu Dec 18, 06:21 PM
Denver Broncos RB Ronnie Hillman (foot) was a limited participant in practice Thursday, Dec. 18.
|Footballguys view: Hillman isn't all that much help for fantasy owners, and shouldn't be in lineups. C.J.Anderson is an RB1 and we don't expect him to give up enough work for Hillman to be relevant.|
Vikings | Greg Jennings limited Thu Dec 18, 06:19 PM
Minnesota Vikings WR Greg Jennings (hamstring) was limited in practice Thursday, Dec. 18.
|Footballguys view: Jennings is seeing some better games now that Teddy Bridgewater has begun to get more comfortable, but he still struggles. At best he is a Wr5.|
Broncos | Thursday practice report Thu Dec 18, 06:18 PM
Denver Broncos OT Paul Cornick (toe), LB Brandon M. Marshall (foot) and RB Juwan Thompson (hip, knee) did not practice Thursday, Dec. 18. OT Ryan Clady (thigh), C Will Montgomery (knee), TE Jacob Tamme (ribs) and CB Kayvon Webster (shoulder) were limited, while OT Chris Clark (back) and WR Cody Latimer (concussion) practiced in full.Jacob Tamme player page
Brandon Marshall player page
Cody Latimer player page
Vikings | Matt Asiata limited again Thu Dec 18, 06:15 PM
Minnesota Vikings RB Matt Asiata (foot) was limited for a second consecutive day Thursday, Dec. 18.
|Footballguys view: He will see a lot of work this week, and if he scores, could have a very good day. We like Asiata as a sneaky play in daily games, and consider him a low-end RB1 in PPR leagues.|
Matt Asiata player page
Steelers | Big Ben, Heath Miller back at practice Thu Dec 18, 06:14 PM
Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger (non-injury) and TE Heath Miller (non-injury) both returned to a full practice Thursday, Dec. 18, after taking the day off Wednesday, Dec. 17.
|Footballguys view: Roethlisberger is a top QB1 this week, while Miller is a generally underrated TE2 if you need the extra help.|
Heath Miller player page
Steelers | Markus Wheaton misses practice Thu Dec 18, 06:11 PM
Pittsburgh Steelers WR Markus Wheaton (illness) did not practice Thursday, Dec. 18.
|Footballguys view: Wheaton isn't very much help for his fantasy teams,and we see him as no more than a WR7 this week, so not useful for most fantasy teams.|
Markus Wheaton player page
Rams | Thursday practice report Thu Dec 18, 06:08 PM
St. Louis Rams C Scott Wells (non-injury related) did not practice Thursday, Dec. 18.
Giants | Thursday practice report Thu Dec 18, 06:08 PM
New York Giants LB Jameel McClain (knee) participated fully in practice Thursday, Dec. 18.Jameel McClain player page
Giants | Rashad Jennings doesn't practice Thu Dec 18, 06:07 PM
New York Giants RB Rashad Jennings (ankle) did not practice Thursday, Dec. 18.
|Footballguys view: We would avoid Jennings completely given how poorly he performed last week, re-injuring his ankle as he did it.|
Rashad Jennings player page
Steelers | Thursday practice report Thu Dec 18, 06:06 PM
Pittsburgh Steelers SS Troy Polamalu (knee) and TE Matt Spaeth (elbow) did not practice Thursday, Dec. 18. CB Ike Taylor (shoulder, forearm) was limited, while CB William Gay (non-injury), OT Marcus Gilbert (ankle), LB James Harrison (knee), DT Steve McLendon (non-injury), S Mike Mitchell (groin) and C Maurkice Pouncey (ankle) practiced in full.Troy Polamalu player page
James Harrison player page
Ike Taylor player page
Matt Spaeth player page
William Gay player page
Aaron Curry player page
Steve McLendon player page
Chiefs | Dwayne Bowe still sick Thu Dec 18, 06:03 PM
Kansas City Chiefs WR Dwayne Bowe (illness) missed his second straight practice due to an illness Thursday, Dec. 18.
|Footballguys view: Bowe has been a disappointment yet again this year (shocking, we know), and is no better than a WR3 this week against Pittsburgh.|
Dwayne Bowe player page
Dolphins | Thursday practice report Thu Dec 18, 06:03 PM
Miami Dolphins OT Nate Garner (illness), OG Dallas Thomas (foot) and RB Daniel Thomas (knee) did not practice Thursday, Dec. 18. CB Cortland Finnegan (ankle), LB Jonathan Freeny (hamstring), LB Jelani Jenkins (foot), S Don Jones (shoulder) and LB Koa Misi (hamstring, knee) were limited. LB Chris McCain (ankle), CB Jamar Taylor (shoulder), LB Jordan Tripp (foot) and S Jimmy Wilson (ankle) participated fully.Cortland Finnegan player page
Koa Misi player page
Daniel Thomas player page
Jimmy Wilson player page
Jonathan Freeny player page
Jelani Jenkins player page
Dolphins | Charles Clay limited Thursday Thu Dec 18, 05:59 PM
Miami Dolphins TE Charles Clay (hamstring) was limited in practice Thursday, Dec. 18.
|Footballguys view: Clay should play against Minnesota, and we see him as a solid TE2. If there was more consistency in the offense, he might be more productive, but that's not likely to happen this week.|
Charles Clay player page
Chiefs | Thursday practice report Thu Dec 18, 05:57 PM
Kansas City Chiefs LB Tamba Hali (knee) and DE Jaye Howard (illness, shoulder) did not practice Thursday, Dec. 18. TE Anthony Fasano (knee) and LB Joe Mays (knee) were limited, while DE Allen Bailey (concussion), OG Zach Fulton (toe), CB Phillip Gaines (concussion), LB Josh Mauga (oblique), CB Christopher Owens (knee) and CB Sean Smith (groin) practiced in full.Anthony Fasano player page
Tamba Hali player page
Joe Mays player page
Sean Smith player page
Christopher Owens player page
Joshua Mauga player page
Allen Bailey player page
Jaye Howard player page
Raiders | Full practice for Derek Carr Thu Dec 18, 05:54 PM
Oakland Raiders QB Derek Carr (thumb) practiced in full Thursday, Dec. 18, after being limited Wednesday, Dec. 17.
|Footballguys view: Carr is another quarterback we're excited to see next year but not in your lineup this week. He is no better than a QB3 at very best.|
Derek Carr player page
49ers | Thursday practice report Thu Dec 18, 05:53 PM
San Francisco 49ers LB Chris Borland (ankle), CB Tramaine Brock (hamstring), WR Stevie Johnson (knee) and OT Jonathan Martin (illness) did not practice Thursday, Dec. 18. LB Ahmad Brooks (thumb), OT Anthony Davis (concussion), S Raymond Ventrone (groin) and LB Michael Wilhoite (hip) were limited. CBs Perrish Cox (ankle) and Chris Culliver (knee), DT Quinton Dial (knee), DE Tony Jerod-Eddie (foot), C Marcus Martin (knee), LS Kyle Nelson (back) and DE Justin Smith (back) were full participants.Link to story
Justin Smith player page
Ahmad Brooks player page
Steve Johnson player page
Perrish Cox player page
Tramaine Brock player page
Chris Culliver player page
Tony Jerod-Eddie player page
Michael Wilhoite player page
Quinton Dial player page
Chris Borland player page
Raiders | Thursday practice report Thu Dec 18, 05:48 PM
Oakland Raiders CB Tarell Brown (foot), WR Vincent Brown (groin), CB Chimdi Chekwa (hamstring), TE Brian Leonhardt (concussion), WR Denarius Moore (knee, ankle) and OT Menelik Watson (foot, ankle) did not practice Thursday, Dec. 18. CB Travis Carrie (ankle), CB D.J. Hayden (back) and DE C.J. Wilson (knee) were limited.Tarell Brown player page
C.J. Wilson player page
Vincent Brown player page
Denarius Moore player page
Chimdi Chekwa player page
D.J. Hayden player page
49ers | Carlos Hyde doesn't practice Thu Dec 18, 05:46 PM
San Francisco 49ers RB Carlos Hyde (ankle) did not practice Thursday, Dec. 18.
|Footballguys view: We don't expect Hyde to play or be much of a factor if he does. We'd avoid him this week, it's just too risky.|
Carlos Hyde player page
Texans | Andre Johnson puts in full practice Thu Dec 18, 05:44 PM
Houston Texans WR Andre Johnson (concussion) practiced in full Thursday, Dec. 18, after being limited Wednesday, Dec. 17.
|Footballguys view: It's been a long time since Johnson has been a factor, partially due to age and partially due to the fact that his quarterbacks are awful. That makes him a steady WR4 but not much else.|
Andre Johnson player page
Texans | Arian Foster limited Thursday Thu Dec 18, 05:42 PM
Houston Texans RB Arian Foster (hip) was limited in practice Thursday, Dec. 18, after sitting out of practice Wednesday, Dec. 17.
|Footballguys view: Foster will get plenty of carries against the Ravens with Case Keenum throwing the ball, so we feel confident that he will put up some nice RB1 numbers this weekend.|
Arian Foster player page
49ers | Frank Gore, Michael Crabtree limited Thu Dec 18, 05:41 PM
San Francisco 49ers RB Frank Gore (concussion) and WR Michael Crabtree (back) were limited in practice Thursday, Dec. 18.
|Footballguys view: The San Francisco 49ers have had a long season, but they won't roll over and die for San Diego this week, and in fact will probably do fine offensively. Gore has not been consistent this season, so he is no more than an RB3 this week, since we never know what his workload will be.|
Frank Gore player page
Michael Crabtree player page
Texans | DeAndre Hopkins sits out Thu Dec 18, 05:40 PM
Houston Texans WR DeAndre Hopkins (ankle) did not practice for the second straight day Thursday, Dec. 18.
|Footballguys view: Hopkins might be held back a bit by the Case Keenum show, but should still be able to give you so plenty of points as a WR2 this week against the Baltimore Ravens and their secondary full of street free agents.|
DeAndre Hopkins player page
Chiefs | Jamaal Charles fully practices Thu Dec 18, 05:33 PM
Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles (knee, ankle) participated fully in practice Thursday, Dec. 18.
|Footballguys view: One of the few preseason top ten draft picks which has paid off, Charles should carry you to some great points this week in your RB1 slot. While we aren't so sure the Chiefs will beat the Steelers, we are confident that Charles will put you in good position to win your matchup.|
Jamaal Charles player page
Texans | Thursday practice report Thu Dec 18, 05:17 PM
Houston Texans TE Garrett Graham (ankle), CB Johnathan Joseph (ankle), LB Mike Mohamed (concussion), QB Tom Savage (knee) and OG Xavier Su'a-Filo (back) did not practice Thursday, Dec. 18. LB Brian Cushing (ankle) was limited, while OT Tyson Clabo (foot), LB Akeem Dent (neck), CB Kareem Jackson (knee), LB Whitney Mercilus (back), LB Jeff Tarpinian (knee) and DE J.J. Watt (non-injury) practiced in full.Link to story
Johnathan Joseph player page
Brian Cushing player page
Kareem Jackson player page
Garrett Graham player page
J.J. Watt player page
Mike Mohamed player page
Akeem Dent player page
Jeff Tarpinian player page
Whitney Mercilus player page
Jaguars | Blake Bortles starting Thursday Thu Dec 18, 05:15 PM
Jacksonville Jaguars QB Blake Bortles (foot) will start Thursday night.
|Footballguys view: We like what we've seen at times from the rookie, but Bortles is a guy who isn't really safe to start this week. He's a low-end QB2 at best and turns the ball over too often to be safe for owners. We'd avoid him, but are interested in his offseason as he could make some huge strides before next season.|
Blake Bortles player page