Peyton Manning - QB - Denver Broncos
Updating a previous report, Denver Broncos QB Peyton Manning (thigh) was officially limited in practice Friday, Dec. 19, but he threw more than he did than the day prior, and he threw in individual drills. Manning is on track to play in Week 16 against the Cincinnati Bengals Monday, Dec. 22.
Huddle Up: Manning will start against the Bengals. He's no longer the dominant fantasy force of earlier in the season but Manning is still a QB1 for Week 16.
Marshawn Lynch - RB - Seattle Seahawks
Seattle Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch (back) fully participated in practice Friday, Dec. 19, and is listed as probable for Week 16.
Huddle Up: Yeah, we all know the drill by now: Lynch shows up on the injury report every week and misses a practice or two but then goes out Sunday and delivers a regular dose of double-digit fantasy points.
Larry Fitzgerald - WR - Arizona Cardinals
Arizona Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald (knee) fully participated in practice Friday, Dec. 19, and is listed as probable for Week 16.
Huddle Up: Sure Fitz isn't going to miss this one, but seriously, for fantasy purposes, it's Ryan Lindley and possibly rookie Logan Thomas at QB going up against the Seahawks' D. You have better WR options.
Matt Asiata - RB - Minnesota Vikings
Minnesota Vikings RB Matt Asiata (foot) fully participated in practice Friday, Dec. 19, and is listed as probable for Week 16.
Huddle Up: Asiata should start and continue to get the bulk of the Vikings' RB touches against a Miami run D that's been less than formidable of late.
Carlos Hyde - RB - San Francisco 49ers
San Francisco 49ers RB Carlos Hyde (ankle) did not practice Friday, Dec. 19, and has been ruled out for Week 16.
Huddle Up: Starter Frank Gore is questionable but should be cleared to play. Otherwise it'll be a Bruce Miller/Alfonso Smith combo Saturday night.
Kyle Rudolph - TE - Minnesota Vikings
Minnesota Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph (ankle, knee) was limited during practice Friday, Dec. 19, and is listed as doubtful for Week 16.
Huddle Up: Bad timing for those fantasy GMs who have scraping along with Rudolph at TE, but it certainly looks like you're going to need a Plan B ASAP.
Reggie Wayne - WR - Indianapolis Colts
Updating a previous report, Indianapolis Colts WR Reggie Wayne (rest) did not participate in practice Friday, Dec. 19, but is listed as probable for Week 16.
Huddle Up: Sounds like nothing more than a late-season veteran maintenance day for Wayne, and he could be in line for more work than usual Sunday with fellow wideout T.Y. Hilton a major question mark.
LeGarrette Blount - RB - New England Patriots
New England Patriots RBs LeGarrette Blount (shoulder) and Shane Vereen (ankle) both were limited in practice Friday, Dec. 19, and are questionable for Week 16 against the New York Jets.
Huddle Up: It's New England where every nicked and bruised player is limited and questionable so count on having the two RBs available as normal. However, figuring out which Pats' RB gets the most work, however, is another issue entirely.
Dwayne Bowe - WR - Kansas City Chiefs
Kansas City Chiefs WR Dwayne Bowe (flu) did not practice for the third straight day this week Friday, Dec. 19, and is questionable for Week 16 against the Pittsburgh Steelers. However, head coach Andy Reid is confident that Bowe will play against the Steelers. "He's taken in some fluids and trying to maintain keeping those fluids in," Reid said. "We'll just see how he does. He is making improvement, but he did not practice today."
Huddle Up: Sounds like a nasty bug but he figures to be well enough by Sunday. Whether he can break the K.C. WR TD drought, though, remains very doubtful.
Ryan Mathews - RB - San Diego Chargers
San Diego Chargers RB Ryan Mathews (knee) and WR Keenan Allen (shoulder, ankle) have been ruled out for Week 16 against the San Francisco 49ers.
Huddle Up: As expected neither Mathews or Allen will play, but there is no one clear fantasy benefactor at either position.
Frank Gore - RB - San Francisco 49ers
San Francisco 49ers RB Frank Gore, who is set to be an unrestricted free agent after this season, knows that these next two games with the team are likely to be his last. "I've been here 10 years and it could be last two games here this year," Gore said. "It's weird knowing that I won't be under contract any more. But I've been in the league long enough to understand it's a business." Gore could post his eighth 1,000-yard season if he gains 196 yards in the final two games.
Huddle Up: Will Gore end one of the last decade's great fantasy runs with a blaze of glory in his final two games or will his touches continued to be limited as he's had no more than 13 carries over the last four games? With rookie backup Carlos Hyde expected to miss Saturday's contest, the door certainly appears open for a big Gore workload, but then again, hardly anything has gone as anticipated for the Niners all season.
Julio Jones - WR - Atlanta Falcons
Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones (hip) missed another day of practice Friday, Dec. 19, and is listed as questionable for Week 16 against the New Orleans Saints. Jones will be a game-time decision, and he will test his hip Saturday, Dec. 20, before the team leaves town.
Huddle Up: Jones' owners should be familiar with the drill after last week and hopefully still have Harry Douglas or another backup option at the ready.
Heath Miller - TE - Pittsburgh Steelers
Pittsburgh Steelers TE Heath Miller (non-injury) fully participated in practice Friday, Dec. 19, and is listed as probable for Week 16.
Huddle Up: Miller, who has 13 receptions for 151 yards and a TD over the last 3 games, will be out there as usual Sunday.
Peyton Manning - QB - Denver Broncos
Denver Broncos QB Peyton Manning (thigh) was back to a full practice Friday, Dec. 19, after being limited Thursday, Dec. 18. Manning made several strong throws in the portion open to the media.
Huddle Up: Yeah, Peyton will play Monday night, and the only question remaining is how much he'll put it in the air given the Broncos' run-heavy offensive attack of late.
T.Y. Hilton - WR - Indianapolis Colts
Indianapolis Colts WR T.Y. Hilton (hamstring) missed practice again Friday, Dec. 19, and RTV6's Mike Chappell is convinced that Hilton will not play in Week 16 against the Dallas Cowboys.
Huddle Up: Hilton's prospects certainly appear dim after he was unable to do anything Friday, and if it comes down to a game-time decision, it'll be a late-afternoon announcement at that. Hakeem Nicks and rookie Donte Moncrief should both see a sizable uptick in looks should Hilton be sidelined.
DeAngelo Williams - RB - Carolina Panthers
Carolina Panthers RB DeAngelo Williams (hand) is questionable for Week 16 against the Cleveland Browns, but he's not likely to play in the game, according to head coach Ron Rivera. Williams could be an emergency back this week.
Huddle Up: Williams figures to miss a third straight game, making Jonathan Stewart an even more attractive play Sunday against the suspect Browns' run defense.
C.J. Spiller - RB - Buffalo Bills
Buffalo Bills RB C.J. Spiller (shoulder) has been added to the active roster and is probable for Week 16 against the Oakland Raiders.
Huddle Up: Spiller looks like he'll play for the first time since Week 7, but he's certainly a fantasy gamble at best as it's unlikely he'll assume a usable workload right off the bat. Fred Jackson still should receive the bulk of the touches, but they figure to be down as well given the extra backfield mouth to feed.
Cam Newton - QB - Carolina Panthers
Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton (back) is listed as probable for Week 16 against the Cleveland Browns.
Huddle Up: Newton might not be as willing to run and expose himself to hits as he normally would, but otherwise expect the QB to start and play and the whole game Sunday against the Browns after sitting out Week 15.
Rashad Jennings - RB - New York Giants
New York Giants RB Rashad Jennings (ankle) did not practice Friday, Dec. 19, and will not play in the team's Week 16 game.
Huddle Up: The writing was definitely on the wall, and at least Jennings' owners get plenty of notice so they can get another option in place. Meanwhile, it's certainly a boost for those owning Andre Williams as the rookie will shoulder the bulk of the load Sunday in St. Louis.
DeMarco Murray - RB - Dallas Cowboys
Updating previous reports, Dallas Cowboys RB DeMarco Murray (hand) is likely to play in Week 16, according to a source. Murray has a high threshold for pain, and according to the source, the team left the decision up to Murray.
Huddle Up: Murray figures to play, barring a game-day announcement, and if he does, he certainly belongs in fantasy lineups even though backups Joseph Randle and Lance Dunbar will likely see more work than usual.
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