Hunter Henry - TE - Los Angeles Chargers
Los Angeles Chargers TE Hunter Henry caught three passes for 28 yards in a 30-13 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs Saturday, Dec. 16.
Huddle Up: Henry cooled off after three solid outings, but it was a rough night overall for the Chargers offense. Henry has TE1 upside, but his lack of consistency keeps him in the lower end of the tier.
Keenan Allen - WR - Los Angeles Chargers
Los Angeles Chargers WR Keenan Allen (back) caught five passes on eight targets for 54 yards before leaving with a back injury in a 30-13 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs Saturday, Dec. 16.
Huddle Up: Allen had topped 100 yards in four straight games coming into the divisional matchup, and while the injury didn't help, the Chargers were never really in sync on offense. Given his injury history, the biggest question now is whether or not he will be available against the New York Jets in Week 16.
Melvin Gordon - RB - Los Angeles Chargers
Los Angeles Chargers RB Melvin Gordon rushed 19 times for 78 yards and a touchdown and caught six passes for 91 yards in a 30-13 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs Saturday, Dec. 16.
Huddle Up: Gordon was in workhorse mode in this one, and his huge workload makes him one of the safest fantasy running backs. If Austin Ekeler's hand injury turns out to be serious, it will only boost his value further.
Philip Rivers - QB - Los Angeles Chargers
Los Angeles Chargers QB Philip Rivers completed 20 of his 36 pass attempts for 227 yards, one touchdown and three interceptions in a 30-13 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs Saturday, Dec. 16.
Huddle Up: Rivers and company were firing on all cylinders entering this matchup, but he picked a terrible time to lay an egg with the fantasy playoffs in full swing. On the plus side, Rivers should bounce back next week against the New York Jets.
Tyreek Hill - WR - Kansas City Chiefs
Kansas City Chiefs WR Tyreek Hill caught five passes for 88 yards, including a 64-yard touchdown, in a 30-13 win over the Los Angeles Chargers Saturday, Dec. 16.
Huddle Up: Hill has delivered at least 75 receiving yards in three straight games, and while he can be boom or bust at times, his WR1 upside makes him a must-start option.
Travis Kelce - TE - Kansas City Chiefs
Kansas City Chiefs TE Travis Kelce caught six passes on seven targets for 46 yards in a 30-13 win over the Los Angeles Chargers Saturday, Dec. 16.
Huddle Up: This was a mediocre game by Kelce's standards, but even his weaker outings are better than what most tight ends offer.
Kareem Hunt - RB - Kansas City Chiefs
Kansas City Chiefs RB Kareem Hunt ran 24 times for 155 yards and a touchdown and caught seven passes for 51 yards and a touchdown in a 30-13 win over the Los Angeles Chargers Saturday, Dec. 16.
Huddle Up: Hunt busted out of his slump with a 100-yard effort in Week 14, and he kept the momentum going. It seems like Kansas City has remembered that feeding Hunt results in good things for the offense, and he is back to his RB1 ways at the perfect time for fantasy owners.
Golden Tate - WR - Detroit Lions
Detroit Lions WR Golden Tate caught three passes on five targets for 33 yards in a 20-10 win over the Chicago Bears Saturday, Dec. 16.
Huddle Up: It was a quiet evening from Tate, but while he has been a little more inconsistent than in recent years, he is still on pace for almost 100 catches. Keep starting him, especially in PPR formats.
Keenan Allen - WR - Los Angeles Chargers
Los Angeles Chargers WR Keenan Allen (back) was carted off against the Kansas City Chiefs Saturday, Dec. 16.
Huddle Up: Allen was one of the hottest receivers in the NFL in recent weeks, and his injury couldn't come at a worse time for fantasy owners. Tyrell Williams should be the biggest beneficiary if Allen misses time, but Travis Benjamin and Mike Williams could also see a boost in production.
Marvin Jones - WR - Detroit Lions
Detroit Lions WR Marvin Jones caught three passes on five targets for a team-high 85 yards in a 20-10 win over the Chicago Bears Saturday, Dec. 16.
Huddle Up: Jones has now topped 80 yards in four of his last five games and seven of his last nine, and he has averaged more than 20 yards per reception in six games in that span. Jones is a dependable WR3 with WR2 upside.
Ameer Abdullah - RB - Detroit Lions
Detroit Lions RB Ameer Abdullah rushed on time for eight yards and caught three passes for 13 yards in a 20-10 win over the Chicago Bears Saturday, Dec. 16.
Huddle Up: Abdullah had a minimal role in his return from a neck injury. He should see more touches going forward, but he is still a desperation flex play.
Kendall Wright - WR - Chicago Bears
Chicago Bears WR Kendall Wright caught seven passes on 13 targets for 81 yards in a 20-10 loss to the Detroit Lions Saturday, Dec. 16.
Huddle Up: Wright now has 17 catches on 24 targets for 189 yards over the past two weeks, and it looks like he has become the go-to receiver for Mitchell Trubisky. He has flex potential in PPR formats.
Theo Riddick - RB - Detroit Lions
Detroit Lions RB Theo Riddick ran eight times for 49 yards in a Week 15 win over the Chicago Bears.
Huddle Up: With Riddick and Tion Green splitting carries as Ameer Abdullah heals, it has been a logjam in Detroit. Riddick is battling some wrist issues, but overall this was not the strong performance the Lions hoped for from their running game.
Jordan Howard - RB - Chicago Bears
Chicago Bears RB Jordan Howard rushed 10 times for 37 yards and caught all four of his pass attempts for 26 yards in a Week 15 loss to the Detroit Lions.
Huddle Up: With the Bears behind most of the game, QB Mitchell Trubisky had to throw and that took away some of the power Howard provides. Howard remains a decent low-end RB1 option at running back when he can run unfettered.
Matthew Stafford - QB - Detroit Lions
Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford threw 25-for-33 for 237 yards and two touchdowns in his team's 20-10 Week 15 win over the Chicago Bears.
Huddle Up: The Lions have to hope Stafford stays healthy, as they are riding his arm to a potential playoff berth. He only missed on eight attempts Saturday, so precision doesn't appear to be too much of an issue. Stafford remains a strong QB1 heading into next week.
Mitchell Trubisky - QB - Chicago Bears
Chicago Bears QB Mitchell Trubisky threw for 314 yards in Week 15 to go with one touchdown, but he was picked off three times against the Detroit Lions.
Huddle Up: At this stage if you have Mitchell Trubisky as your starter, you're likely not in the fantasy playoffs. Still, Trubisky is in no danger of losing his job at this point and may make a decent QB2 option to hold onto in case of an emergency.
Theo Riddick - RB - Detroit Lions
Detroit Lions RB Theo Riddick (wrist) suffered a wrist injury in Week 15 and is considered questionable to return.
Huddle Up: Owners should keep an eye on the situation to see how long Riddick may be sidelined. Ameer Abdullah and Tion Green would see time at running back while Riddick is sidelined and would have value in most leagues.
Damien Williams - RB - Miami Dolphins
Miami Dolphins RB Damien Williams (illness, shoulder) did not travel with the team for their Week 15 game and has been ruled out.
Huddle Up: Kenyan Drake will receive most of the carries against the Buffalo Bills and can be a No. 2 running back or flex option in all leagues.
Dustin Hopkins - PK - Washington Redskins
Washington Redskins PK Dustin Hopkins (hip) was activated from the Reserve/Injured list Saturday, Dec. 15. The team also waived PK Nick Rose.
Huddle Up: Hopkins has made nine of his 11 field goal attempts this season, but owners probably should be able to find better options to use.
Joe Mixon - RB - Cincinnati Bengals
Cincinnati Bengals RB Joe Mixon (concussion) has not cleared the concussion protocol yet and will not be able to play in Week 15.
Huddle Up: Giovani Bernard will receive most of the work at running back with Mixon sidelined. He is coming off a solid Week 14 performance and can be a flex option for owners.