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  • Julian Edelman - WR - New England Patriots
    Posted 12/20/14 6:30pm ET

    New England Patriots WR Julian Edelman (concussion) has been ruled out for Week 16. Edelman didn't receive final clearance from the concussion protocol to play Sunday, Dec. 21.

    Huddle Up: Look for Brandon LaFell and Shane Vereen to see an increase in targets this week. Both are strong starts against the Jets.

  • Peyton Manning - QB - Denver Broncos
    Posted 12/20/14 4:29pm ET

    Updating a previous report, Denver Broncos QB Peyton Manning (thigh) took a similar amount of snaps Saturday, Dec. 20, as he has all season, according to head coach John Fox, before being listed as questionable for Monday night's game against the Cincinnati Bengals.

    Huddle Up: Manning is expected to start Monday night against the Bengals and he's a QB1 for Fantasy Super Bowls.

  • Frank Gore - RB - San Francisco 49ers
    Posted 12/20/14 4:27pm ET

    San Francisco 49ers RB Frank Gore (concussion) will play Saturday, Dec. 20, against the San Diego Chargers.

    Huddle Up: Carlos Hyde has been ruled out, so Gore sets up to be a RB2 for Week 16.

  • DeMarco Murray - RB - Dallas Cowboys
    Posted 12/20/14 4:27pm ET

    Dallas Cowboys RB DeMarco Murray (hand) reportedly plans on playing this week despite a broken bone in his hand.

    Huddle Up: Murray looks like he's going to give it a go against a Colts rush defense that allows 4.3 yards per carry. However, he could be running behind a line missing starters Doug Free and Zack Martin. Still, Murray is obviously a Top 5 fantasy RB as long as he's active.

  • Cam Newton - QB - Carolina Panthers
    Posted 12/20/14 4:27pm ET

    Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton (back) will officially start Sunday, Dec. 21, against the Cleveland Browns.

    Huddle Up: Newton won't be able to run as much be he's still a QB1 option against the Browns defense.

  • Emmanuel Sanders - WR - Denver Broncos
    Posted 12/20/14 4:27pm ET

    Denver Broncos WR Emmanuel Sanders (illness) is not participating in practice Saturday, Dec. 20, because he was sent home with flu-like symptoms.

    Huddle Up: The Broncos don't play until Monday night so Sanders will have two days to get healthy. He's still expected to play and Sanders will be a WR2 against the Bengals defense.

  • Julio Jones - WR - Atlanta Falcons
    Posted 12/20/14 1:09pm ET

    Updating a previous report, Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones' (hip) availability for Week 16 will be determined by his pregame workout, according to a source.

    Huddle Up: One report says Jones will definitely play and another suggests it will depend how he looks in pre-game workouts. The bottom line is Jones is going to be a game-time decision and owners likely won't know his status until Sunday morning. If Jones plays, owners should roll with him for Fantasy Super Bowls.

  • Peyton Manning - QB - Denver Broncos
    Posted 12/19/14 11:39pm ET

    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
    Posted 12/19/14 6:50pm ET

    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
    Posted 12/19/14 6:50pm ET

    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
    Posted 12/19/14 6:44pm ET

    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
    Posted 12/19/14 6:44pm ET

    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
    Posted 12/19/14 6:44pm ET

    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
    Posted 12/19/14 6:37pm ET

    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
    Posted 12/19/14 6:35pm ET

    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
    Posted 12/19/14 6:35pm ET

    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
    Posted 12/19/14 6:35pm ET

    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
    Posted 12/19/14 4:02pm ET

    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
    Posted 12/19/14 3:52pm ET

    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
    Posted 12/19/14 3:52pm ET

    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.

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