Frank Gore - RB - Indianapolis Colts
Indianapolis Colts RB Frank Gore gained 31 yards on 10 carries and added three receptions for 37 yards against the Denver Broncos in Week 15.
Huddle Up: Maybe we shouldn't be surprised that the 34-year-old was worn down after carrying the ball 36 times just four days earlier. It promises to be tough going again in Week 16 against a stout Baltimore Ravens defense, leaving Gore as an RB3 or flex option with a pretty low ceiling.
Jacoby Brissett - QB - Indianapolis Colts
Indianapolis Colts QB Jacoby Brissett completed 17 of his 30 passes for 158 yards, no touchdowns and no interceptions against the Denver Broncos Thursday, Dec. 14. Brissett added 18 rushing yards and a touchdown on five carries.
Huddle Up: Brissett had some impressive showings this year, especially when you consider he joined the team after the preseason had concluded, but he has really leveled out over the past month with Thursday representing his fourth straight game of less than 200 yards passing. A trip to Baltimore awaits in Week 16 so avoid starting Brissett if you possibly can.
Demaryius Thomas - WR - Denver Broncos
Denver Broncos WR Demaryius Thomas caught five passes for 69 yards on Wednesday, Dec. 14, against the Indianapolis Colts.
Huddle Up: Thomas' five-catch, 69-yard showing was respectable, but he failed to score for the third time in four weeks. Despite some uneven production he's unquestionably the most consistent option in the passing game -- averaging 9.6 targets per game over his last seven. That allows Thomas to retain WR3 value.
Emmanuel Sanders - WR - Denver Broncos
Denver Broncos WR Emmanuel Sanders (ankle) caught a team-high seven passes for 68 yards prior to departing with an ankle injury against the Indianapolis Colts on Thursday, Dec. 14.
Huddle Up: After four consecutive games of less than 20 receiving yards Sanders looked well on his way to reaching the century mark before his balky ankle acted up. Given how poorly most of his season has gone, however, it'd be a leap of faith to start Sanders even if he's healthy in Week 16.
C.J. Anderson - RB - Denver Broncos
Denver Broncos RB C.J. Anderson logged 30 carries for 158 yards during the team's Week 15 win over the Indianapolis Colts. Both totals represented season highs.
Huddle Up: It's been a mostly disappointing season for Anderson, who last topped 100 yards back in Week 2, but he came up big for owners that called his number in the playoffs. He could return value again next week with extra rest against an injury-plagued Washington Redskins squad playing out the string.
Brock Osweiler - QB - Denver Broncos
Denver Broncos QB Brock Osweiler completed 12 of his 17 passes for 194 yards and two touchdowns and ran three times for 17 yards and a score in a 25-13 win over the Indianapolis Colts Thursday, Dec. 14.
Huddle Up: Osweiler performed surprisingly well after replacing an injured Trevor Siemian. With Siemian out for the year, Osweiler will likely start the final two games, but you won't want to pin your fantasy playoff hopes on him.
Trevor Siemian - QB - Denver Broncos
Updating an ongoing story, Denver Broncos QB Trevor Siemian (shoulder) has been diagnosed with a dislocated left shoulder Thursday, Dec. 14, and will miss the remainder of the season, according to a source.
Huddle Up: With Siemian out of action and Paxton Lynch nursing an ankle injury, Brock Osweiler should start the final two games but doesn't need to be owned.
Emmanuel Sanders - WR - Denver Broncos
Denver Broncos WR Emmanuel Sanders (ankle) will not return against the Indianapolis Colts Thursday, Dec. 14, after aggravating an ankle injury.
Huddle Up: Sanders was having his best game in quite some time, but he just can't seem to completely shake his ankle injury. If Sanders misses more time, it should only bolster Demaryius Thomas' fantasy floor.
Adrian Peterson - RB - Arizona Cardinals
Arizona Cardinals RB Adrian Peterson (neck) will be placed on the Reserve/Injured list with a neck injury, according to a source.
Huddle Up: With Peterson out for the year, Kerwynn Williams should remain a low-end, volume-based RB2 for the remainder of the season.
Andrew Luck - QB - Indianapolis Colts
Indianapolis Colts QB Andrew Luck (shoulder) has no additional surgeries planned at this point, according to owner Jim Irsay.
Huddle Up: There is still no definitive timeline for Luck's return, but he is expected to be ready for the start of the 2018 season. If he is healthy, he can be treated as a QB1.
Leonard Fournette - RB - Jacksonville Jaguars
Jacksonville Jaguars RB Leonard Fournette (quadriceps) said his quadriceps injury shouldn't prevent him from playing against the Houston Texans in Week 15.
Huddle Up: Fournette ran for 100 yards and a score the first time he faced Houston. As long as takes the field, he should be a low-end RB1 in the rematch.
Jordan Matthews - WR - Buffalo Bills
Buffalo Bills WR Jordan Matthews (knee, ankle) underwent successful surgery on his left knee and right ankle Thursday, Dec. 14.
Huddle Up: Matthews will head to free agency after a forgettable season, and he will need to land in the right offense to have much fantasy appeal.
Trevor Siemian - QB - Denver Broncos
Denver Broncos QB Trevor Siemian (shoulder) was carted off against the Indianapolis Colts Thursday, Dec. 14, with a left shoulder injury and is questionable to return.
Huddle Up: Brock Osweiler replaced Siemian, and if Siemian misses extended time, it won't do any favors to the already inconsistent production of Demaryius Thomas and Emmanuel Sanders.
Robert Woods - WR - Los Angeles Rams
Los Angeles Rams WR Robert Woods (shoulder) was a full participant in practice Thursday, Dec. 14.
Huddle Up: Woods has already declared that he intends to play on Sunday in Seattle, and with a full practice under his belt on Thursday, it looks like he is indeed going to return following a two-game absence. The former Buffalo Bill had an extraordinary two-game stretch prior to going down with injury, so it'd be a fine move to reinsert him into lineups as a WR3 this weekend.
Mike Davis - RB - Seattle Seahawks
Seattle Seahawks RB Mike Davis (ribs) fully participated in practice Thursday, Dec. 14.
Huddle Up: Davis has received 30 carries over the last two weeks and posted 130 yards in that span. He should continue to be the lead back for the Seahawks and can be a low-end No. 2 running back for owners.
Jimmy Graham - TE - Seattle Seahawks
Seattle Seahawks TE Jimmy Graham (ankle) did not participate in practice Thursday, Dec. 14.
Huddle Up: Graham may be receiving a day off, but owners will know more about his status over the next few days. He is a must-start option in all leagues as long as he is active for the game.
Cordarrelle Patterson - WR - Oakland Raiders
Oakland Raiders WR Cordarrelle Patterson (hip) was a full participant in practice for the second consecutive day Thursday, Dec. 14.
Huddle Up: After registering a season-high 97 receiving yards in Week 13, Patterson predictably crashed back down to earth this past week, being held to just eight yards on three catches in the loss at Kansas City. Even with Amari Cooper (ankle) likely out, Patterson will be a WR4 at best for this weekend's action.
Adam Thielen - WR - Minnesota Vikings
Minnesota Vikings WR Adam Thielen (knee) fully participated in practice Thursday, Dec. 14.
Huddle Up: Thielen has posted at least 100 yards in three of his last five games and has become the team's top option in the passing game. He can be a No. 2 receiver in all fantasy leagues.
Jerick McKinnon - RB - Minnesota Vikings
Minnesota Vikings RB Jerick McKinnon (shoulder) fully participated in practice Thursday, Dec. 14.
Huddle Up: McKinnon has been sharing playing time with Latavius Murray for the last several weeks but is still involved in the running and passing game. He should have a similar role against the Cincinnati Bengals and can be a flex option.
Jared Cook - TE - Oakland Raiders
Oakland Raiders TE Jared Cook (wrist) was a limited participant in practice for the second straight day Thursday, Dec. 14.
Huddle Up: Cook is coming off his best game in weeks, when he posted five catches for 75 yards and a score opposite the rival Chiefs. With Amari Cooper (ankle) likely out, the 30-year-old will be on the TE1 radar, though he's more of a lower-end option. Even so, Cook usually draws a fine amount of attention, as he's garnered five or more targets in each of his last seven contests.