DeMarco Murray - RB - Dallas Cowboys
Dallas Cowboys RB DeMarco Murray (hand) will likely be a game-time decision against the Indianapolis Colts in Week 16, according to owner Jerry Jones. Jones said the team is still evaluating Murray's status for this weekend. "I think we just want to take a look at it. We don't know," Jones said. "I'm not so sure, when they say the definition of healing, how much can heal between now and Sunday." RBs Joseph Randle and Lance Dunbar will prepare for increased workloads if Murray can't play, and RB Ryan Williams could be activated off the practice squad.
Huddle Up: Complicating matters is that the game is a late-afternoon start, so hopefully, Murray owners have Joseph Randle ready to plug in.
Seyi Ajirotutu - WR - San Diego Chargers
San Diego Chargers WR Seyi Ajirotutu played in a season-high 41 offensive snaps out of 66 snaps in Week 15 after WR Keenan Allen (collarbone, ankle) was injured.
Huddle Up: Ajirotutu was targeted 4 times last Sunday and finished with one catch for 17 yards, but Malcom Floyd and Eddie Royal figure to absorb the majority of Allen's targets.
Keenan Allen - WR - San Diego Chargers
San Diego Chargers WR Keenan Allen suffered a broken collarbone in Week 15 and is not expected to play this week. Surgery is not planned at this point and he is not expected to go on Reserve/Injured.
Huddle Up: An unfortunate end end to Allen's fantasy season and, for all intents and purposes, his season in general, even if the Chargers sneak into the playoffs. In the meantime, WRs Malcom Floyd and Eddie Royal see their values creep up for the final two games.
Kendall Wright - WR - Tennessee Titans
Tennessee Titans WR Kendall Wright (hand) was limited in practice Tuesday, Dec. 16.
Huddle Up: Wright, who has missed the last two games, remains a major question mark with a cracked bone in his hand.
Ryan Mathews - RB - San Diego Chargers
San Diego Chargers RB Ryan Mathews (ankle) did not practice Tuesday, Dec. 16.
Huddle Up: Mathews sat out Week 15 and will have turn things around quickly on a short week with the Bolts playing Saturday.
Colt McCoy - QB - Washington Redskins
Washington Redskins QB Colt McCoy (neck) was placed on season-ending Reserve/Injured Tuesday, Dec. 16, according to head coach Jay Gruden.
Huddle Up: Tough way to end things for McCoy, Meanwhile, it looks like RGIII will get that season-ending audition after all.
Blake Bortles - QB - Jacksonville Jaguars
Jacksonville Jaguars QB Blake Bortles (foot) is expected to play in Week 16 against the Tennessee Titans Thursday, Dec. 18, according to offensive coordinator Jedd Fisch. Even though Bortles didn't practice Monday, Dec. 15 and shed his walking boot Tuesday, Fisch is preparing as though Bortles will start Thursday. "As far as I know, it's going to be Blake," Fisch said. The Jaguars will play it by ear and see how much Bortles does in practice these next few days.
Huddle Up: If you're somehow counting on the rookie QB, keep an eye out for updates over the next two days and it might come down to game-time decision Thursday.
DeMarco Murray - RB - Dallas Cowboys
Dallas Cowboys RB DeMarco Murray (hand) has a good chance to play in Week 16 against the Indianapolis Colts despite having surgery on a broken left hand, according to owner Jerry Jones. However, Jones thinks RBs Joseph Randle and Lance Dunbar can carry the load efficiently if Murray has to sit. Jones also added that Murray won't need to practice this week in order to play.
Huddle Up: Hey, we all know Cowboys' injury reports aren't official until Jerry weighs in with his medical prognosis.
Drew Brees - QB - New Orleans Saints
New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees threw for 375 yards and three touchdowns in the romp over the Chicago Bears in Week 15 Monday, Dec. 15. He went 29-for-36 and reached the 4,000-yard mark for the ninth straight season.
Huddle Up: If Brees didn't cost you in Week 14 (235 yards, 1 TD), he came through with a vintage performance Monday night and another could be in store Sunday against the woeful Falcons' D.
Denard Robinson - RB - Jacksonville Jaguars
Jacksonville Jaguars RB Denard Robinson (foot) was placed on Reserve/Injured Tuesday, Dec. 16.
Huddle Up: Robinson makes an intriguing stash for dynasty leaguers, as he was easily the most effective Jacksonville running back and fits in with their youth movement more than disappointing free agent Toby Gerhart.
Cam Newton - QB - Carolina Panthers
Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton (back) worked out on an underwater treadmill Tuesday, Dec. 16, and did some rational exercises. The team plans to have him attempt throws as well.
Huddle Up: When Newton comes ashore and performs some irrational exercises, we'll let you know. But best have a Plan B for championship week as opposed to banking on Cam returning to the lineup.
DeMarco Murray - RB - Dallas Cowboys
Updating an earlier report, Dallas Cowboys RB DeMarco Murray (hand) isn't risking further injury by playing in Week 16. The team believes he can play.
Huddle Up: Murray's magnificent season got you to your fantasy bowl; now you'll need Joseph Randle or one of your own bench players to get you the title.
Andre Johnson - WR - Houston Texans
The Houston Texans are expected to ask WR Andre Johnson to take a pay cut for future seasons, with an outright release a possibility if he refuses. Johnson will make $10.5 million in 2015 and $11 million in 2016.
Huddle Up: That's a pretty steep salary for a guy who has essentially become a WR2 on a run-first club with quarterback issues. Depending on how steep the cut is, Johnson could hit the open market and become a quality compliment for a team with a better QB situation. Someplace where he scores touchdowns would be nice.
Josh Hill - TE - New Orleans Saints
New Orleans Saints reserve TE Josh Hill caught 2 passes for 15 yards, accounting for two of Drew Brees' three TD passes Monday, Dec. 15 in a 31-15 win over the Chicago Bears.
Huddle Up: Hill stole the fantasy thunder from Jimmy Graham who led the team with five catches for 87 yards on seven targets but failed to catch a scoring pass for the third straight week.
Ben Roethlisberger - QB - Pittsburgh Steelers
Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger and offensive coordinator Todd Haley are working very well together this season. With the game on the line late in the fourth quarter in Week 15 against the Atlanta Falcons, Haley gave Roethlisberger the freedom to decide between two different plays. The fact that Haley didn't insist on a run with a yard to gain shows how well the relationship between the coordinator and QB is going. Roethlisberger was 12-for-14 for 191 yards on plays in which the Falcons rushed at least five defenders, according to ESPN Stats & Information.
Huddle Up: Roethlisberger has already had a career year with 4,415 passing yards and should eclipse his marks for completions (9 short at 366), TD passes (3 short at 29) and passer rating (.7 off at 103.4). Yeah, we'd say that's "clicking."
Aaron Rodgers - QB - Green Bay Packers
Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers had one of his worst games as a pro in Week 15 against the Buffalo Bills, but he wasn't helped by seven dropped passes in the game, either, according to ESPN Stats & Information.
Huddle Up: One particular late third-quarter drop by Jordy Nelson, which could've resulted in a 94-yard TD, would've potentially turned the whole day around for Rodgers and Co., but hey, even MVP candidates are allowed to have off days. Now if they just didn't occur during the fantasy postseason, there would be a little less angst ...
Jermaine Gresham - TE - Cincinnati Bengals
Cincinnati Bengals TE Jermaine Gresham (toe) will visit a specialist Tuesday, Dec. 16, for a second opinion on his injured toe, a source told FOX Sports NFL insider Mike Garafolo.
Huddle Up: Gresham, who had been enjoying a solid late-season run, missed Sunday's win over the Browns, and any time "specialists" and "second opinions" are needed, it almost never turns out for the better. For what it's worth, Ryan Hewitt (3-34) and Kevin Brock (1-2) filled in at TE Sunday and might have to for the remainder of the season.
Roy Helu - RB - Washington Redskins
Washington Redskins RB Roy Helu (toe) has a chance to play in Week 16. Helu was not able to play in Week 15 because of the toe injury.
Huddle Up: Helu, who has caught 38 passes for 436 yards and was on pace to set a career high in receptions, has actually missed the last two games and his return could send Chris Thompson and Silas Redd back to the bench.
Nick Foles - QB - Philadelphia Eagles
Philadelphia Eagles QB Nick Foles (collarbone) likely will not be able to play in Week 17. It is not known if he would be able to play if the team makes the playoffs.
Huddle Up: It'll be the Mark Sanchez Show the rest of the season, and it's a production that hasn't played to rave reviews the past 2 weeks with the QB throwing for only 348 yards, 2 TDs and 3 interceptions since Philly's last win on Thanksgiving Day in Dallas.
T.Y. Hilton - WR - Indianapolis Colts
Indianapolis Colts WR T.Y. Hilton (hamstring) had his MRI exam come back negative Monday, Dec. 15. The team is hoping that Hilton will be able to practice Wednesday, Dec. 17, or Thursday, Dec. 18. Hilton finished with four catches for 50 yards in Week 15 against the Houston Texans.
Huddle Up: Hilton, fantasy sixth-ranked WR, has been Andrew Luck's favorite target this season so see what he's able to do in practice this week. If he can't go, rookie Donte Moncrief would see a significant jump in value.
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