Amari Cooper - WR - Oakland Raiders
Oakland Raiders WR Amari Cooper (ankle) was not able to practice Wednesday, Dec. 13.
Huddle Up: Cooper could be hampered on Saturday even if he is able to play. The fact that the Raiders do play on Saturday means he'll have one less day to heal up too. Considering the injury and the struggles he's had this year, Cooper is a risky WR2 and is better suited as a flex.
Zach Ertz - TE - Philadelphia Eagles
Updating a previous report, Philadelphia Eagles TE Zach Ertz (concussion) practiced fully Wednesday, Dec. 13, in his return from the concussion protocol.
Huddle Up: Obviously the fantasy value of Ertz and company isn't as high without Carson Wentz, but Ertz can serve as a safety blanket and go-to red-zone target for Nick Foles. Even more reason to start Ertz is that the New York Giants are the worst fantasy defense against tight ends this year.
Kyle Rudolph - TE - Minnesota Vikings
Minnesota Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph (ankle) was spotted in a walking boot Wednesday, Dec. 13. Head coach Mike Zimmer told reporters he'll know more about Rudolph's availability for Week 15 against the Cincinnati Bengals later in the week.
Huddle Up: Rudolph sat out the final few plays of Week 14 with the injury. While his receptions are down from the career-high 83 he had last season, Rudolph is having another fine season and on a three-game scoring streak. If he cannot play, David Morgan and Blake Bell are the next men up, although neither one would be worth considering in the fantasy playoffs.
Joe Mixon - RB - Cincinnati Bengals
Cincinnati Bengals RB Joe Mixon (concussion) remains in the concussion protocol Wednesday, Dec. 13.
Huddle Up: If he makes it back, he'll have a tough matchup against the Minnesota Vikings as a low-end RB2.
Ameer Abdullah - RB - Detroit Lions
Detroit Lions RB Ameer Abdullah (neck) is expected to return in Week 15.
Huddle Up: Abdullah may take a backseat to the scorching-hot Theo Riddick against the Chicago Bears, who pose a tough matchup against the RB position. Abdullah is a flex option, but he's far from a sure thing.
Zach Ertz - TE - Philadelphia Eagles
Philadelphia Eagles TE Zach Ertz (concussion) cleared the concussion protocol Wednesday, Dec. 13.
Huddle Up: Ertz has a good matchup against the New York Giants, and with Nick Foles taking over at quarterback, Ertz should be busy. He's a great TE1 option this week.
Kelvin Benjamin - WR - Buffalo Bills
Buffalo Bills WR Kelvin Benjamin (knee) will be limited in practice Wednesday, Dec. 13.
Huddle Up: Benjamin reached the end zone last week, but he's a really volatile flex option against the Miami Dolphins.
Tyrod Taylor - QB - Buffalo Bills
Buffalo Bills QB Tyrod Taylor (knee) is expected to receive most of the repetitions Wednesday, Dec. 13, and he's expected to start in Week 15.
Huddle Up: Taylor isn't a starting option in fantasy against the Miami Dolphins.
Nathan Peterman - QB - Buffalo Bills
Buffalo Bills QB Nathan Peterman (concussion) will practice on a limited basis Wednesday, Dec. 13.
Huddle Up: Tyrod Taylor (knee) is expected to return under center this week against the Miami Dolphins. Neither are starting options in fantasy.
Aaron Rodgers - QB - Green Bay Packers
Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers (shoulder) announced on his Instagram account Tuesday, Dec. 12, he has been medically cleared to resume playing football.
Huddle Up: Rodgers has been throwing on the side for a few weeks, but this confirms he should be back under center for the Packers in Week 15 against the Carolina Panthers. While his return likely comes too late for most of his fantasy owners - and those who relied on Jordy Nelson - the many owners who were able to pick him up off waivers should be thrilled. Although his remaining fantasy schedule is far from a cakewalk, he should be reinserted into the majority of lineups this weekend.
Trevor Siemian - QB - Denver Broncos
Denver Broncos QB Trevor Siemian (back) was a full participant in practice Tuesday, Dec. 12.
Huddle Up: Siemian's up-and-down 2017 campaign was up last week, although it still left much to be desired. He continues to be a fantasy backup.
Emmanuel Sanders - WR - Denver Broncos
Denver Broncos WR Emmanuel Sanders (ankle) participated fully in practice Tuesday, Dec. 12.
Huddle Up: Sanders has struggled mightily over his last several games, partially due to erratic quarterback play. In four straight games Denver's deep threat has totaled just 54 yards. He is not a recommended start in the fantasy playoffs, but using him as a desperation flex in a good matchup versus the Indianapolis Colts is understandable.
Josh McCown - QB - New York Jets
New York Jets QB Josh McCown (hand) was plaed on the Reserve/Injured list Tuesday, Dec. 12.
Huddle Up: It will be Bryce Petty behind center for the Jets for the rest of the season, unless they want to give Christian Hackenberg some looks too. Bottom line: stay away from them unless you're desperate.
Frank Gore - RB - Indianapolis Colts
Indianapolis Colts RB Frank Gore (rest, hand) was held out of practice Tuesday, Dec. 12.
Huddle Up: Gore saw a season-high 36 carries in Week 14 in the snowstorm versus the Buffalo Bills. It's hard for any running back to be effective after a workload like that, much less a 34-year-old on a short week. Gore can't be viewed as more than a flex.
Jacoby Brissett - QB - Indianapolis Colts
Indianapolis Colts QB Jacoby Brissett (quadriceps) participated fully in practice Tuesday, Dec. 12.
Huddle Up: Brissett has put together a few weeks of fantasy irrelevance and it doesn't look like that will change this week against the Denver Broncos. Denver just shut out the New York Jets and remain deceivingly elite defensively. Keep Brissett on fantasy benches.
Matthew Stafford - QB - Detroit Lions
Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford (hand) was a full practice participant Tuesday, Dec. 12.
Huddle Up: Stafford shook off a banged up hand last week and came through for fantasy owners. He should be fine with another week of recovery behind him but faces a tough test in the Chicago Bears, who have been one of the best pass defenses in the league this year. Still, Stafford is in the QB1 conversation for Week 15.
Ameer Abdullah - RB - Detroit Lions
Detroit Lions RB Ameer Abdullah (neck) participated fully in practice Tuesday, Dec. 12.
Huddle Up: Abdullah seems to be in the bad graces of head coach Jim Caldwell. Abdullah has been injured, but his play has been lacking too. After Theo Riddick's breakout performance last week, Abdullah may be coming off the bench in Week 15. He's too risky to start with a fantasy title at stake.
Carson Wentz - QB - Philadelphia Eagles
Philadelphia Eagles QB Carson Wentz (knee) was officially placed on the Reserve/Injured list Tuesday, Dec. 12.
Huddle Up: With Wentz done for the year, it's Nick Foles' time to try to lead the Eagles to a Super Bowl run. Foles has had success in the NFL before, but he is a far cry from Wentz. For those who own Wentz and/or Aaron Rodgers, Foles is a serviceable replacement if needed.
Marquise Goodwin - WR - San Francisco 49ers
San Francisco 49ers WR Marquise Goodwin has already tallied 783 yards in 13 games this year. His previous career high was 431 yards in 2016.
Huddle Up: Goodwin was having a good season already, but Jimmy Garoppolo has really propelled the fifth-year receiver. Over his last three games the speedster has averaged 94.3 yards as Jimmy G's favorite target. Don't count on Goodwin to duplicate his season with Pierre Garcon returning from injury, but he's startable in the fantasy playoffs.
Kenny Britt - WR - Free Agent
Updating a previous report, free-agent WR Kenny Britt (Browns) is signing a two-year deal with the New England Patriots Tuesday, Dec. 12, according to a source. Financial terms were not disclosed.
Huddle Up: The Patriots' receiving corps is already pretty crowded with Brandin Cooks, Chris Hogan, Danny Amendola and Rob Gronkowski. Britt will have to battle Phillip Dorsett for playing time and is a non-factor going forward.