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Titans receiver Kendall Wright is active on Thursday against Jacksonville. | 12/18/2014 7:29 PM
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Titans receiver Kendall Wright is active on Thursday against Jacksonville.
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Impact
Wright did not play last week due to a hand injury. Delanie Walker is also active, so this limits Nate Washington's value a little bit. Wright is the better play, but he isn't much better than a WR4.
Jaguars quarterback Blake Bortles will be active for Thursday night's game against the Titans. | 12/18/2014 5:25 PM
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Jaguars quarterback Blake Bortles will be active for Thursday night's game against the Titans.
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Impact
That's good considering Bortles is about the only thing that viewers might be tuning in to watch. Bortles has still be flat out bad at times, with just multiple touchdowns in two of 12 appearances. He has also taken 46 sacks, but if owners are desperate, Bortles will be available.
Eagles running back LeSean McCoy admitted to CSN Philadelphia that backup running back Chris Polk is taking over as the team's goal-line runner. | 12/18/2014 4:57 PM
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Eagles running back LeSean McCoy admitted to CSN Philadelphia that backup running back Chris Polk is taking over as the team's goal-line runner.
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Impact
Polk played just three snaps versus the Cowboys in Week 15, but he scored on two of them. Another goal-line carry went to Darren Sproles who scored. McCoy will continue to lead the team in rushing, but the emergence of Polk and the addition of Sproles as significantly hurt McCoy's value.
Chargers running back Ryan Mathews (ankle) was inactive for Week 15 and has yet to practice this week leaving him with a doubtful tag for Week 16. | 12/18/2014 2:28 PM
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Chargers running back Ryan Mathews (ankle) was inactive for Week 15 and has yet to practice this week leaving him with a doubtful tag for Week 16.
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Impact
Branden Oliver and Donald Brown will continue to have value, with Oliver being the slightly more preferred player.
Patriots wideout Julian Edelman (seven catches for 88 yards and a touchdown in Week 15) is practicing Thursday. | 12/18/2014 1:50 PM
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Patriots wideout Julian Edelman (seven catches for 88 yards and a touchdown in Week 15) is practicing Thursday.
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Impact
Edelman is dealing with a concussion issue and we don't know how much of the protocol has been completed.
Texans receiver Andre Johnson (concussion) has passed his concussion tests and should return in Week 16. | 12/18/2014 1:48 PM
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Texans receiver Andre Johnson (concussion) has passed his concussion tests and should return in Week 16.
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Impact
Given the quarterback options for the Titans, he's still not a great fantasy pick. DeAndre Hopkins is the better option, but both may be limited by case Keenum or Thad Lewis under center.
Giants running back Rashad Jennings re-injured his ankle last weekend and is doubtful for Sunday of Week 16. | 12/18/2014 1:44 PM
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Giants running back Rashad Jennings re-injured his ankle last weekend and is doubtful for Sunday of Week 16.
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Impact
Jenning has missed both the Wednesday and Thursday practices. Andre Williams will get the work and is a viable fantasy option.
Bengals receiver A.J. Green missed Thursday's practice. | 12/18/2014 1:42 PM
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Bengals receiver A.J. Green missed Thursday's practice.
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Impact
No official word, but Bengals.com's Geoff Hobson thinks he's under the weather. He's still expected to play Sunday.
Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning did not practice Thursday. | 12/18/2014 1:41 PM
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Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning did not practice Thursday.
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Impact
Manning is coming off an illness and a thigh bruise and was given the day off to rest. He should be good to go in Week 16.
Bears quarterback Jimmy Clausen will start in Week 16. | 12/17/2014 7:24 PM
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Bears quarterback Jimmy Clausen will start in Week 16.
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Impact
That's how bad it is in Chicago. The Bears $127 million quarterback is headed to the bench in favor of Clausen. It seems highly unlikely Cutler is going anywhere with his massive guaranteed contract for the next two years, so this start isn't a try out for Clausen.
Bears quarterback Jay Cutler has been benched according to Adam Schefter of ESPN. | 12/17/2014 7:19 PM
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Bears quarterback Jay Cutler has been benched according to Adam Schefter of ESPN.
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Impact
Hard to believe Cutler is being benched considering he is in his first year of a, seven-year, $127 million contract extension. Cutler has obviously regressed in the second year of Marc Trestman's offense, but with his contract guaranteed for the next two seasons, the Bears are stuck with him, and it seems silly to bench him for journeyman Jimmy Clausen. Regardless, any owners hoping to use Cutler this week are out of luck.
49ers rookie running back Carlos Hyde told CSN Bay Area that he recieved good news on his MRI but is still not expected to play on Saturday. | 12/17/2014 5:49 PM
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49ers rookie running back Carlos Hyde told CSN Bay Area that he recieved good news on his MRI but is still not expected to play on Saturday.
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Impact
Not only did Hyde say he is not expected to play, he flat out stated he would need a miracle to suit up. The timing couldn't have been worse as Frank Gore is doubtful because of his concussion. Alfonso Smith or Phillip Tanner could be the starting running back on Saturday versus the Chargers.
Falcons receiver Julio Jones (hip) did not practice on Wednesday. | 12/17/2014 2:04 PM
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Falcons receiver Julio Jones (hip) did not practice on Wednesday.
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Impact
It is too soon to tell if Jones will play. While head coach Mike Smith expects him back, we are not as sure. Stay tuned.
Panthers quarterback Cam Newton (back) returned to practice on Wednesday. | 12/17/2014 2:02 PM
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Panthers quarterback Cam Newton (back) returned to practice on Wednesday.
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Impact
It was a limited session, but progress nonetheless. While we expect Newton to give it a go Sunday against the Browns, owners should monitor his progress throughout the week
Titans RB/WR Dexter McCluster (knee) is expected to be sidelined for the final two games of the season. | 12/17/2014 12:51 PM
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Titans RB/WR Dexter McCluster (knee) is expected to be sidelined for the final two games of the season.
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Impact
He has already been ruled out for Thursday's game, and willlikely miss the final one as well. McCluster was not a good option to begin with. He will return to Tennessee in 2015.
Colts receiver T.Y. Hilton (hamstring) did practice on Wednesday. | 12/17/2014 12:48 PM
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Colts receiver T.Y. Hilton (hamstring) did practice on Wednesday.
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Impact
No cause for concern yet, but we would like to see him back at practice by Friday at the latest.
Cowboys running back DeMarco Murray (hand) practiced on Wednesday. | 12/17/2014 12:47 PM
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Cowboys running back DeMarco Murray (hand) practiced on Wednesday.
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Impact
He did all the individual drills and caught passes out of the backfield. Murray is shaping up to suit up, but there is a chance he will be limited. Stay tuned.
Texans quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick has been placed on injured reserve with a broken leg. | 12/16/2014 6:21 PM
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Texans quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick has been placed on injured reserve with a broken leg.
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Impact
Tom Savage is also sidelined, leaving Houston to turn to either Case Keenum or Thad Lewis.
Ravens tailback Lorenzo Taliaferro, inactive for Week 15 against the Jaguars, has now been placed on the injured reserve list thereby ending his season. | 12/16/2014 3:16 PM
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Ravens tailback Lorenzo Taliaferro, inactive for Week 15 against the Jaguars, has now been placed on the injured reserve list thereby ending his season.
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Impact
Taliaferro made a little noise back in Week 3 when he rushed 18 times for 91 yards and a touchdown, but since Week 5 has given the Ravens and fantasy owners very little as Justin Forsett grabbed the workhorse role.
Washington quarterback Colt McCoy re-injured his neck and is apparently going to be placed on injured reserve ending his season. | 12/16/2014 2:35 PM
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Washington quarterback Colt McCoy re-injured his neck and is apparently going to be placed on injured reserve ending his season.
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Impact
Robert Griffin III is the next man up. He filled in for McCoy after the injury and threw for 236 yards and a touchdown.
Chargers receiver Keenan Allen has suffered a broken collarbone and is expected to miss the remainder of the season. | 12/16/2014 2:32 PM
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Chargers receiver Keenan Allen has suffered a broken collarbone and is expected to miss the remainder of the season.
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Impact
Allen also injured an ankle and left the stadium in a walking boot, but the ankle injury is now the least of his worries. He leads the Chargers in receptions (77) and yards (783).
Cowboys running back DeMarco Murray underwent surgery on Monday to repair a broken band in his left hand, but the feeling in Dallas is he can play in Week 16, according to an Ed Werder report. | 12/16/2014 11:46 AM
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Cowboys running back DeMarco Murray underwent surgery on Monday to repair a broken band in his left hand, but the feeling in Dallas is he can play in Week 16, according to an Ed Werder report.
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Impact
Joseph Randle and Lance Dunbar would likely form a committee if Murray is unable to play against the Colts, but obviously neither would produce at Murray's level.
Eagles DL Trent Cole (hand) is unlikely to play in Week 16, according to Jeff McLane of the Philadelphia Inquirer. | 12/16/2014 11:25 AM
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Eagles DL Trent Cole (hand) is unlikely to play in Week 16, according to Jeff McLane of the Philadelphia Inquirer.
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Impact
Brandon Graham has played well in his role and should fill in just fine for Cole with no loss of production.
Arizona defensive back Tyrann Mathieu is questionable for Sunday's game against Seattle. | 12/16/2014 11:21 AM
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Arizona defensive back Tyrann Mathieu is questionable for Sunday's game against Seattle.
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Impact
Mathieu practiced Monday with a large cast to protect his fractured left thumb and hopes to play.
Bears receiver Marquess Wilson had his first chance to really show his stuff with Brandon Marshall sidelined, but the results were up and down. | 12/16/2014 9:55 AM
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Bears receiver Marquess Wilson had his first chance to really show his stuff with Brandon Marshall sidelined, but the results were up and down.
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Impact
Wilson did catch a fourth-quarter touchdown pass, but had just three receptions for 16 yards.
Bears wideout Alshon Jeffery again caught a garbage-time touchdown to turn an ugly game respectable. | 12/16/2014 9:53 AM
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Bears wideout Alshon Jeffery again caught a garbage-time touchdown to turn an ugly game respectable.
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Impact
Jeffery should have had a big day, with Brandon Marshall out for the season, but he and Cutler weren't on the same page. Jeffery caught just four of nine targets for 78 yards and the one score.
The "bad" Jay Cutler was on display Monday night against New Orleans. | 12/16/2014 9:50 AM
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The "bad" Jay Cutler was on display Monday night against New Orleans.
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Impact
Cutler had 194 yards passing on 31 attempts with a pair of touchdown passes and three interceptions. It's always a guessing game which Cutler will show up each week and that's a problem in a one-and-done fantasy playoff system.
Bears running back Matt Forte totaled 99 yards from scrimmage, but could get into the end zone. | 12/16/2014 9:48 AM
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Bears running back Matt Forte totaled 99 yards from scrimmage, but could get into the end zone.
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Impact
Forte has been limited by the floundering Bears offense. He's still a valuable asset because of his receiving skill, but he's been a bit disappointing in this year's fantasy playoffs.
Saints backup tight end Josh Hill vultured two touchdowns from Jimmy Graham Monday night against Chicago. | 12/16/2014 9:45 AM
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Saints backup tight end Josh Hill vultured two touchdowns from Jimmy Graham Monday night against Chicago.
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Impact
They were his only two receptions of the season. Hill doesn't see much playing time, but has four touchdowns in his 14 total catches this season.
Saints wide receiver Marques Colston was one of three Saints pass catchers with seven targets in a balanced offense. | 12/16/2014 9:42 AM
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Saints wide receiver Marques Colston was one of three Saints pass catchers with seven targets in a balanced offense.
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Impact
The balance doesn't help any receiver post big numbers, but Colston did hit double-digits with five receptions for 65 yards and a touchdown. In his ninth season, Colston is a low-end fantasy option. He's only cracked the 100-yard mark twice this season and not since Week 7.
Saints running back Pierre Thomas didn't run the ball much, but he was the guy Brees used for his screen pass game. | 12/16/2014 9:40 AM
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Saints running back Pierre Thomas didn't run the ball much, but he was the guy Brees used for his screen pass game.
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Impact
Thomas rushed the ball just two times, but caught all five targets for 83 yards.
Saints tight end Jimmy Graham still isn't performing to the high standards we expect from him, but at least he was part of the passing game against the Bears. | 12/16/2014 9:37 AM
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Saints tight end Jimmy Graham still isn't performing to the high standards we expect from him, but at least he was part of the passing game against the Bears.
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Impact
After a goose egg in Week 13 and just three catches for 25 yards last weekend, Graham caught five balls for 87 yards.
Saints quarterback Drew Brees was on target for most of the evening and posted 375 yards and three touchdowns without an interception. | 12/16/2014 9:35 AM
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Saints quarterback Drew Brees was on target for most of the evening and posted 375 yards and three touchdowns without an interception.
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Impact
Brees hasn't been the consistent 300-yard thrower we've seen in past seasons, but he came up with a big one when it counted in the fantasy playoffs.
Saints running back Mark Ingram only rushed for 59 yards on 17 carries, but a late touchdown run saved the day for fantasy owners. | 12/16/2014 9:32 AM
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Saints running back Mark Ingram only rushed for 59 yards on 17 carries, but a late touchdown run saved the day for fantasy owners.
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Impact
The 100-yard games he was producing in the middle of the season are much rarer these days and his value is as an RB2 at best.
Saints left tackle Terron Armstead left Monday's game with a neck injury. | 12/15/2014 10:07 PM
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Saints left tackle Terron Armstead left Monday's game with a neck injury.
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Impact
Armstead aggravated a previous injury, and looks to be out for the game. He has been New Orleans best offensive lineman.
Titans quarterback Jake Locker (dislocated shoulder) was placed on injured reserve. | 12/15/2014 4:56 PM
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Titans quarterback Jake Locker (dislocated shoulder) was placed on injured reserve.
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Impact
His season is over, and Locker will be a free agent during the offseason. He will likely sign a deal to compete for a backup job. If Zach Mettenberger is healthy, he will likely start. If not, Charlie Whitehurst will get the nod. Jordan Palmer was signed to take Locker's roster spot.
Washington quarterback Robert Griffin III will likely start Saturday against Philadelphia. | 12/15/2014 4:50 PM
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Washington quarterback Robert Griffin III will likely start Saturday against Philadelphia.
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Impact
Colt McCoy is dealing with a neck injury, paving way for Griffin to get another look. He will be a decent option against Philadelphia's suspect defense.
Cardinals quarterback Ryan Lindley will start Week 16 versus Seattle. | 12/15/2014 4:49 PM
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Cardinals quarterback Ryan Lindley will start Week 16 versus Seattle.
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Impact
No surprise here, but Lindley will not be a recommended option against Seattle's top-notch defense.
Buccaneers tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins (back) was placed on injured reserve. | 12/15/2014 4:45 PM
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Buccaneers tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins (back) was placed on injured reserve.
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Impact
His season is officially over after catching 21 passes for 221 yards and two scores.
Colts receiver T.Y. Hilton (hamstring) had an MRI on Monday, but it came back clean. | 12/15/2014 4:44 PM
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Colts receiver T.Y. Hilton (hamstring) had an MRI on Monday, but it came back clean.
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Impact
Hilton said he "hopes" to practice this week, so it will be a situation to monitor for owners. He will be a WR1 for Week 16 if active.
Bills running back C.J. Spiller (broken collarbone) has been activated from injured reserve/designated to return. | 12/15/2014 4:41 PM
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Bills running back C.J. Spiller (broken collarbone) has been activated from injured reserve/designated to return.
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Impact
Head coach Doug Marrone said this week's practice will dictate how much Spiller plays. He will be no more than a low-end flex option against Oakland.
Cowboys running back DeMarco Murray underwent surgery on Monday to repair a broken band in his left hand. | 12/15/2014 4:39 PM
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Cowboys running back DeMarco Murray underwent surgery on Monday to repair a broken band in his left hand.
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Impact
Wow. This seemingly came out of nowhere, however Murray's status is still unknown for the Week 16. The injury is being reported as minor, and may he may only need to miss one game, if any. Yet, this is not what owners want to hear heading into the Championship round. Joseph Randle and Lance Dunbar would likely form a committee if Murray is unable to play against the Colts.
Cowboys running back DeMarco Murray underwent surgery on Monday to repair a broken band in his left hand. | 12/15/2014 4:32 PM
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Cowboys running back DeMarco Murray underwent surgery on Monday to repair a broken band in his left hand.
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Impact
Wow. This seemingly came out of nowhere, however Murray's status is still unknown for the Week 16. The injury is being reported as minor, and may he may only need to miss one game, if any. Yet, this is not what owners want to hear heading into the Championship round. Joseph Randle and Lance Dunbar would likely form a committee if Murray is unable to play against the Colts.
Cowboys running back DeMarco Murray underwent surgery on Monday to repair a broken band in his left hand. | 12/15/2014 4:32 PM
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Cowboys running back DeMarco Murray underwent surgery on Monday to repair a broken band in his left hand.
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Impact
Wow. This seemingly came out of nowhere, however Murray's status is still unknown for the Week 16. The injury is being reported as minor, and may he may only need to miss one game, if any. Yet, this is not what owners want to hear heading into the Championship round. Joseph Randle and Lance Dunbar would likely form a committee if Murray is unable to play against the Colts.
Jaguars quarterback Blake Bortles suffered a mid-foot sprain, according to beat writer John Oehser. | 12/15/2014 1:58 PM
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Jaguars quarterback Blake Bortles suffered a mid-foot sprain, according to beat writer John Oehser.
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Impact
Bortles took eight more sacks in Week 15, which brings his total to 46 on the season and this is part of the consequences of not protecting your quarterback. He should be considered unlikely to play Thursday on a short work week.
The "other" Brandon Marshall, linebacker for Denver, suffered a mid-foot sprain, according to Ian Rapoport. | 12/15/2014 1:56 PM
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The "other" Brandon Marshall, linebacker for Denver, suffered a mid-foot sprain, according to Ian Rapoport.
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Impact
Marshall has been an underrated performer this season and if he can't go by playoff time it's a blow to the defense.
Eagles quarterback Nick Foles' collarbone is healing normally, but he has not been cleared and will not play in Week 16, according to coach Chip Kelly. | 12/15/2014 1:40 PM
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Eagles quarterback Nick Foles' collarbone is healing normally, but he has not been cleared and will not play in Week 16, according to coach Chip Kelly.
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Impact
Mark Sanchez is showing why he's a backup quarterback and not a starter, but he'll have to turn things around in Week 16 if the Eagles are to have any chance to reach the playoffs.
Chargers receiver Keenan Allen caught just three of eight targets for 18 yards and left the game in the third quarter. | 12/15/2014 11:30 AM
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Chargers receiver Keenan Allen caught just three of eight targets for 18 yards and left the game in the third quarter.
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Impact
Allen left the stadium in a walking boot. He'll have an MRI Monday.
Chargers tight end Antonio Gates finished with a team-high seven targets, catching six, for 54 yards and a touchdown against Denver. | 12/15/2014 11:28 AM
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Chargers tight end Antonio Gates finished with a team-high seven targets, catching six, for 54 yards and a touchdown against Denver.
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Impact
The Rivers-to-Gates touchdown pass was the 70th of their career tying them for sixth place all-time with Drew Brees and Marques Colston.
Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers threw 41 times, but produced just 232 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions. | 12/15/2014 11:22 AM
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Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers threw 41 times, but produced just 232 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions.
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Impact
Rivers couldn't get anything going for a second straight weekend as the Chargers scored just 10 points. The early season MVP talk has long since disappeared.
Chargers rookie running back Branden Oliver saw a majority of the workload, but produced just 26 yards on 12 carries. | 12/15/2014 11:19 AM
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Chargers rookie running back Branden Oliver saw a majority of the workload, but produced just 26 yards on 12 carries.
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Impact
Ryan Mathews missed tha game with an ankle injury and allowed Oliver and Donald Brown to carry the load. Oliver did catch four balls for 44 yards, but all in all it wasn't a very good day.
Broncos wideout Emmanuel Sanders caught all three targets for just 53 yards and no touchdowns. | 12/15/2014 11:18 AM
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Broncos wideout Emmanuel Sanders caught all three targets for just 53 yards and no touchdowns.
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Impact
Like the rest of the Broncos passing game, Sanders didn't do much as the team featured C.J. Anderson and Demaryius Thomas. Sanders has picked a horrible time to go into a slump.
Broncos tight end Julius Thomas (ankle) got in for 29 of 66 plays against San Diego. | 12/15/2014 11:17 AM
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Broncos tight end Julius Thomas (ankle) got in for 29 of 66 plays against San Diego.
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Impact
Thomas was also active in Week 14, but didn't see any snaps, so this was an improvement, but he didn't help fantasy owners with just one catch for 30 yards.
Broncos wideout Demaryius Thomas (ankle) showed no signed of being limited against San Diego and caught six of 11 targets for 123 yards and a touchdown. | 12/15/2014 11:14 AM
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Broncos wideout Demaryius Thomas (ankle) showed no signed of being limited against San Diego and caught six of 11 targets for 123 yards and a touchdown.
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Impact
Thomas picked a perfect time to return to his high level of production with the fantasy playoffs in full gear.
Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning had his fantasy owners in a panic when he headed to the locker room two minutes before the end of the first half and backup Brock Osweiler ran the final series. | 12/15/2014 11:12 AM
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Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning had his fantasy owners in a panic when he headed to the locker room two minutes before the end of the first half and backup Brock Osweiler ran the final series.
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Impact
Manning did return for the first series of the second half and played the remainder of the game. He was dealing with a thigh issue and flu-like symptoms. He should be good to go in Week 16. Manning threw for 233 yards and a touchdown against the Chargers, not up to his high standards, but better than Week 14.
Broncos running back C.J. Anderson showed no signed of the ankle injury that had him limping badly in the previous game. | 12/15/2014 11:09 AM
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Broncos running back C.J. Anderson showed no signed of the ankle injury that had him limping badly in the previous game.
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Impact
Anderson rushed 29 times for 85 yards and caught two balls for 11 yards, but couldn't find the end zone. He's still a borderline RB1.
Titans tight end Delanie Walker took advantage of the absence of the Titans top two receivers and caufght four balls for 93 yards. | 12/15/2014 11:07 AM
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Titans tight end Delanie Walker took advantage of the absence of the Titans top two receivers and caufght four balls for 93 yards.
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Impact
Walker did most of his damage in the fourth quarter. He is still a borderline TE1.
Titans receiver Nate Washington saw a team-high 10 targets, catching six for 102 yards. | 12/15/2014 11:05 AM
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Titans receiver Nate Washington saw a team-high 10 targets, catching six for 102 yards.
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Impact
Washington caught balls for two different quarterbacks, taking advantage of the absence of both Kendall Wright and Justin Hunter.
Titans running back Shonn Greene returned to the lineup and rushed for a team high 50 yards on 16 carries. | 12/15/2014 10:57 AM
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Titans running back Shonn Greene returned to the lineup and rushed for a team high 50 yards on 16 carries.
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Impact
Rookie Bishop Sankey was no where to be found, rushing just three times. It wasn't a good rushing total, but he did receive a vast majority of the workload.
Jets receiver Eric Decker had a solid game in Week 15 catching seven of 11 targets for 100 yards. | 12/15/2014 10:54 AM
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Jets receiver Eric Decker had a solid game in Week 15 catching seven of 11 targets for 100 yards.
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Impact
Decker's day could have been much better, but he stepped out on what first appeared to be an 81-yard touchdown catch and run. He settled for a 48-yard reception and earned his first 100-yard bonus of the season.
Jets quarterback Geno Smith led the team to a 16-11 victory. | 12/15/2014 10:52 AM
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Jets quarterback Geno Smith led the team to a 16-11 victory.
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Impact
Smith passed for 179 yards and a touchdown to John Conner. It was a win, but it certainly wasn't fantasy worthy.
Jets running back Chris Johnson rushed for a team-high 55 yards. | 12/15/2014 10:51 AM
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Jets running back Chris Johnson rushed for a team-high 55 yards.
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Impact
Johnson has been getting the work in the past three games, but hasn't produced big numbers. Ivory rushed 12 times for 25 yards and a touchdown, Johnson rushed 10 times for 55 yards and neither guy holds great upside right now with this 50-50 split of the workload.
Jets running back Chris Ivory once again shared the workload evenly with Chris Johnson. | 12/15/2014 10:49 AM
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Jets running back Chris Ivory once again shared the workload evenly with Chris Johnson.
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Impact
Ivory rushed 12 times for 25 yards and a touchdown, Johnson rushed 10 times for 55 yards. Neither guy holds great upside right now.
Lions receiver Golden Tate was productive despite amassing just 38 yards. | 12/15/2014 10:40 AM
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Lions receiver Golden Tate was productive despite amassing just 38 yards.
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Impact
Tate had seven catches on seven targets and scored the Lions only touchdown of the day. he also rushed two times for five yards. He has been a great compliment to Calvin Johnson.
Lions receiver Calvin Johnson was as quiet as his quarterback in this one against Minnesota, catching just four passes, for 53 yards. | 12/15/2014 10:38 AM
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Lions receiver Calvin Johnson was as quiet as his quarterback in this one against Minnesota, catching just four passes, for 53 yards.
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Impact
Johnson had gone big in the previous two games so this was unfortunate for fantasy owners. If you survived despite the low production from Megatron, he should rebound next weekend against Chicago. He had 11 catches for 146 yards and two TDs against them on Nov 27.
Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford was very quiet in a 16-14 win over Minnesota. | 12/15/2014 10:35 AM
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Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford was very quiet in a 16-14 win over Minnesota.
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Impact
He was 17-of-28 for 153 yards and one touchdown. The Vikings dominated time of possession and Stafford and the offense couldn't get much going. he should be much better in Week 16 against a very giving Bears defense.
Lions running back Reggie Bush (ankle) was active for Week 15's contest against the Vikings, but unproductive. | 12/15/2014 10:33 AM
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Lions running back Reggie Bush (ankle) was active for Week 15's contest against the Vikings, but unproductive.
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Impact
Bush rushed three times for seven yards and caught one pass for 10 yards. Joique Bell is the workhorse right now though, leaving Bush with little to no fantasy value.
Lions running back Joique Bell had another solid game on Sunday and has become the team's No. 1 back. | 12/15/2014 10:31 AM
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Lions running back Joique Bell had another solid game on Sunday and has become the team's No. 1 back.
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Impact
He rushed 15 times for 62 yards and also had four catches for 41. Bell is a solid RB2 and it doesn't matter whether Reggie Bush is active or inactive.
Vikings wideout Greg Jennings caught three balls for 43 yards and a touchdown against Detroit. | 12/15/2014 10:30 AM
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Vikings wideout Greg Jennings caught three balls for 43 yards and a touchdown against Detroit.
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Impact
Jennings has now caught a touchdown pas in three of the past four games. He's still not posting any good yardage totals, but if he can keep finding the end zone he can be a WR3.
Vikings tight end Kyle Rudolph caught a season-high seven balls for 69 yards. | 12/15/2014 10:28 AM
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Vikings tight end Kyle Rudolph caught a season-high seven balls for 69 yards.
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Impact
Rudolph seems all the way back from sports hernia surgery. He will be a borderline TE1 the rest of the way.
Vikings receiver Charles Johnson led Minnesota in receiving yards with 72 on five receptions in Week 15. | 12/15/2014 10:27 AM
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Vikings receiver Charles Johnson led Minnesota in receiving yards with 72 on five receptions in Week 15.
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Impact
He had four receptions for 103 yards and a touchdown in Week 13, but had a tougher time against Detroit, which was to be expected.
Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater threw for 315 yards and a touchdown, but was hurt by two interceptions. | 12/15/2014 10:22 AM
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Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater threw for 315 yards and a touchdown, but was hurt by two interceptions.
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Impact
He also rushed for 30 yards. Bridgewater has dramatically improved since the start of the season, but still has to cut down on the errors.
Vikings running back Matt Asiata led the team with 11 carries for 36 yards in Week 15. | 12/15/2014 10:20 AM
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Vikings running back Matt Asiata led the team with 11 carries for 36 yards in Week 15.
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Impact
At least he found the end zone and caught seven balls for 50 yards to crack into double-digit fantasy points. Asiata is a low end value only because Jerick McKinnon is done for the season. We don't expect him to be a viable fantasy option in 2015.
Seahawks receiver Doug Baldwin caught three balls for 53 yards. | 12/15/2014 10:17 AM
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Seahawks receiver Doug Baldwin caught three balls for 53 yards.
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Impact
Although he's the No. 1 Seahawks receivers, he's not a consistent fantasy option. The Seahawks went ultra conservative on offense and everyone other than Marshawn Lynch suffered because of it.
Seattle wide receiver Jermaine Kearse saw six targets and led the team with five receptions for 78 yards. | 12/15/2014 10:16 AM
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Seattle wide receiver Jermaine Kearse saw six targets and led the team with five receptions for 78 yards.
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Impact
Kearse has yet to prove himself a value to fantasy owners. This was his season high for receiving yards and he has only one touchdown reception. Kearse should still not be owned in fantasy leagues.
Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson was quiet in Week 15 with 168 yards and a touchdown passing and 27 yards on the ground. | 12/15/2014 10:14 AM
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Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson was quiet in Week 15 with 168 yards and a touchdown passing and 27 yards on the ground.
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Impact
Games like this one are why Wilson's fantasy value is limited. He's not a prolific passer, doesn't have great receivers and the team can win even when they are ultra conservative on offense because of their great defense.
Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch rushed 21 times for 91 yards and a touchdown. | 12/15/2014 10:12 AM
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Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch rushed 21 times for 91 yards and a touchdown.
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Impact
The 49ers defense played well, particularly in the first half, but Lynch still managed to help fantasy owners. It will be a tough game again in Week 16 against an Arizona Cardinals defense that is No. 6 against the run and has yielded just six rushing touchdowns this season.
49ers tight end Vernon Davis didn't catch a pass Sunday against Seattle. | 12/15/2014 10:08 AM
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49ers tight end Vernon Davis didn't catch a pass Sunday against Seattle.
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Impact
How can a player with his talent level be playing so poorly all season? Davis remains the biggest bust among tight ends in 2014 and shouldn't be started. Since a two-touchdown opening game, Davis hasn't cracked the five-point mark.
49ers wideout Anquan Boldin caught two of four targets for just 23 yards. | 12/15/2014 10:05 AM
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49ers wideout Anquan Boldin caught two of four targets for just 23 yards.
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Impact
Quarterback Colin Kaepernick has been a disaster to fantasy owners in the second half of the season and has taken down his receivers with him.
49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick couldn't get his, or the team's offense going ... again. | 12/15/2014 10:04 AM
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49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick couldn't get his, or the team's offense going ... again.
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Impact
Kaepernick threw for just 141 yards and ran for 46 yards. He still hasn't run for a touchdown all season and his team produced just seven points against the Seahawks. Not surprising results and fantasy owners shouldn't have started him.
Eagles receiver Riley Cooper caught two of four targets for 17 yards against Dallas Sunday night. | 12/15/2014 9:59 AM
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Eagles receiver Riley Cooper caught two of four targets for 17 yards against Dallas Sunday night.
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Impact
The Eagles will need a better receiver opposite Jeremy Maclin next season. Cooper has proven that last season's numbers (47-835-8) were a fluke by posting completely forgettable statistics all season long.
Eagles rookie receiver Jordan Matthews was a non-factor for a second consecutive weekend. | 12/15/2014 9:56 AM
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Eagles rookie receiver Jordan Matthews was a non-factor for a second consecutive weekend.
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Impact
He was targeted just one time and couldn't come up with it. What happened to the guy who posted back-to-back games with over 100-yards earlier in the year?
Eagles receiver Jeremy Maclin disappointed fantasy owners on two levels with his four-catch, 98-yard evening. | 12/15/2014 9:54 AM
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Eagles receiver Jeremy Maclin disappointed fantasy owners on two levels with his four-catch, 98-yard evening.
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Impact
Maclin's 72-yard reception didn't find the end zone finish one yard short of the goal line and the Eagles No. 1 wideout came up two yards short of the 100-yard receiving bonus.
Eagles quarterback Mark Sanchez proved once again why he's a backup quarterback. | 12/15/2014 9:50 AM
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Eagles quarterback Mark Sanchez proved once again why he's a backup quarterback.
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Impact
Sanchez threw for 252 yards, but didn't throw a touchdown pass and was picked off two times. He's yet to come up with a good effort in a big game and come next season should be back in a reserve role.
Eagles running back Darren Sproles scored a touchdown from a yard out in Sunday night's loss to Dallas. | 12/15/2014 9:48 AM
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Eagles running back Darren Sproles scored a touchdown from a yard out in Sunday night's loss to Dallas.
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Impact
Sproles only had five touches on offense and one punt return, so his fantasy value is limited.
Eagles backup running back Chris Polk appears to be the goal line back. | 12/15/2014 9:46 AM
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Eagles backup running back Chris Polk appears to be the goal line back.
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Impact
Polk scored twice inside the 5-yard line. He's not going to get any significant yards based on current usage, but he could be a consistent touchdown maker. At the moment he's just a pain in the side of LeSean McCoy owners.
Eagles running back LeSean McCoy saw 17 touches and produced just 65 yards. | 12/15/2014 9:44 AM
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Eagles running back LeSean McCoy saw 17 touches and produced just 65 yards.
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Impact
McCoy just isn't producing and with Darren Sproles catching more passes and Chris Polk the goal line back, McCoy's fantasy value has taken a significant hit.
Cowboys wideout Cole Beasley didn't produce very good fantasy numbers against the Eagles, catching four balls for 42 yards. | 12/15/2014 9:42 AM
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Cowboys wideout Cole Beasley didn't produce very good fantasy numbers against the Eagles, catching four balls for 42 yards.
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Impact
Beasley is still the second wideout option in Dallas, ahead of Terrance Williams, but both Dez Bryant and tight end Jason Witten get most of Romo's targets.
Cowboys tight end Jason Witten caught seven of a team-high nine targets for 69 yards. | 12/15/2014 9:39 AM
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Cowboys tight end Jason Witten caught seven of a team-high nine targets for 69 yards.
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Impact
While he didn't get into the end zone, Witten was busy catching key first down passes for most of the night.
Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant was wide open all night and toasted the Eagles secondary for three scores and 114 yards. | 12/15/2014 9:33 AM
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Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant was wide open all night and toasted the Eagles secondary for three scores and 114 yards.
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Impact
The Eagles tried to cover him man-to-man with Bradley Fletcher and that just didn't work. Bryant has tied career-high with 13 touchdowns and should set a new mark with the remaining two games against Indianapolis and Washington.
Cowboys running back DeMarco Murray had a rough night averaging just 2.6 ypc on 31 tries, but scored twice. | 12/15/2014 9:27 AM
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Cowboys running back DeMarco Murray had a rough night averaging just 2.6 ypc on 31 tries, but scored twice.
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Impact
Murray only broke through the line a few times, but his scores saved the night for fantasy owners.
Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo featured Dez Bryant and Jason Witten and he posted solid numbers against the Eagles. | 12/15/2014 9:26 AM
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Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo featured Dez Bryant and Jason Witten and he posted solid numbers against the Eagles.
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Impact
Witten made the first downs and Bryant scored three times as Romo racked up 265 yards and three touchdowns. He looked much healthier than he did the last times these two teams met on Thanksgiving Day.
Colts receiver T.Y. Hilton had just four catches for 50 yards on Sunday and admitted he re-injured his hamstring. | 12/15/2014 9:21 AM
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Colts receiver T.Y. Hilton had just four catches for 50 yards on Sunday and admitted he re-injured his hamstring.
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Impact
Hilton will go see the doctor and the MRI will tell us more. Hilton has been a WR1 all season and fantasy owners need him at full strength with the title on the line.
San Francisco rookie running back Carlos Hyde joined Frank Gore on the sidelines Sunday after injuring his back. | 12/15/2014 9:17 AM
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San Francisco rookie running back Carlos Hyde joined Frank Gore on the sidelines Sunday after injuring his back.
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Impact
It will be a race to see which 49ers running back can return for Week 16. If neither returns the backfield work would likely go to Alfonso Smith.
Washington receiver Pierre Garcon had four catches for 36 yards versus the Giants. | 12/14/2014 7:52 PM
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Washington receiver Pierre Garcon had four catches for 36 yards versus the Giants.
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Impact
Garcon had seven targets, just behind DeSean Jackson for the team lead, but either receiver did much with them. Garcon is likely a WR3 next week.
Giants tight end Larry Donnell caught both his targets for 11 yards in Week 15. | 12/14/2014 7:50 PM
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Giants tight end Larry Donnell caught both his targets for 11 yards in Week 15.
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Impact
Eli Manning targeted Odell Backham Jr. all day, who can blame him, so no other receiver had many opportunities for New York. Donnell remains a borderline TE1.
Redskins receiver DeSean Jackson had a team-high eight targets, yet failed to produce. | 12/14/2014 7:49 PM
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Redskins receiver DeSean Jackson had a team-high eight targets, yet failed to produce.
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Impact
Jackson had three catches for 15 yards. He remains a big boom-or-bust guy and an even bigger risk with the unsteady situation at quarterback.
Giants receiver Rueben Randle had just two catches for 30 yards. | 12/14/2014 7:48 PM
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Giants receiver Rueben Randle had just two catches for 30 yards.
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Impact
Randle continues to take a backseat to Odell Beckham Jr., who is clearly Eli Manning's favorite receiver. Randle is a WR4 at best.
Washington wide receiver Andre Roberts led the team in receiving against the Giants. | 12/14/2014 7:47 PM
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Washington wide receiver Andre Roberts led the team in receiving against the Giants.
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Impact
Roberts caught just two passes on four targets, yet gained 81 receiving yards. His big catch went for 61 yards. However, Roberts is not fantasy relevant to end this season.
Giants receiver Odell Beckham Jr. had a big game in Week 15. | 12/14/2014 7:45 PM
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Giants receiver Odell Beckham Jr. had a big game in Week 15.
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Impact
Sound familar? Beckham had 12 catches for 143 yards and caught all three of Eli Manning's touchdowns. Beckham had 15 targets while the receiver with the second-most targets had just four. Beckham remains a WR1 option.