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Last feed update: Wednesday December 12th, 2018 04:01:26 PM

Chargers "not optimistic" Melvin Gordon will play

Tuesday December 11th, 2018 04:58:00 PM
Injury Backfield also likely to be without Austin Ekeler (concussion) Week 15

Steve Wyche (@wyche89) on Twitter: "The Chargers are not optimistic that running backs Melvin Gordon (knee) and Austin Ekeler (neck, concussion) will be ready for Thursday's huge AFC West matchup at Kansas City, HC Anthony Lynn told me. Rookie RBs Justin Jackson and Detrez Newsome likely to be the spot" (Twitter)

FF Today's Take: Oh boy. Fantasy owners hoping to have Gordon (or at least Ekeler) available for Week 15 will have to look elsewhere. Jackson remains a solid RB2/3 fantasy option with plenty of upside in the Chargers offense.

Ben Roethlisberger (ribs) says he'll give it a go

Tuesday December 11th, 2018 04:52:00 PM
Injury Steelers QB: No reason he wouldn't play Week 15 against Pats

Aditi Kinkhabwala (@AKinkhabwala) on Twitter: "Ben Roethlisberger says on his radio show, “No, no, I don’t think so,” when asked if there’s any reason he wouldn’t play Sunday vs the #Patriots." ‏ (Twitter)

FF Today's Take: Kinkhabwala also noted that Roethlisberger said "they never got anything conclusive on his ribs during game vs Oakland. But he says, “I told Coach, “I’ll give you everything I got.’ Sounds like Ben should be a risky play with typical Big Ben upside this week against the Pats. If he can't play, backup Josh Dobbs would assume starting duties.

Keke Coutee trending toward playing Week 15

Tuesday December 11th, 2018 04:47:00 PM
Injury Texans WR

Aaron Wilson (@AaronWilson_NFL) on Twitter: "Bill O'Brien said Keke Coutee 'trending toward being able to play'" (Twitter)

FF Today's Take: Coutee has been sidelined since aggravating his hamstring a few weeks ago. If he plays this week, it would slightly diminish the value of Demaryius Thomas, but both should be considered risky WR3/flex plays anyway.

More work ahead for Kenneth Dixon?

Tuesday December 11th, 2018 05:10:00 AM
HC expects RB's role to grow going forward

Harbaugh said that he expects RB Kenneth Dixon's role to grow going forward. Dixon ran hard and well Sunday. Wasn't quite an even split, but Gus Edwards, Ty Montgomery and Dixon all played a similar amount of snaps. (The Athletic - Jeff Zrebiec)

FF Today's Take: Dixon has been the most talented back in the backfield pretty much from the time he arrived in 2016, but he simply has been unable to stay on the field. If Dixon were to become the lead back in Baltimore, he would become the fourth already this season, following Alex Collins, Javorius Allen and Gus Edwards. With the Ravens possibly leaning toward a three-man backfield, it will be hard to trust any of them as a fantasy starter over the remainder of the fantasy playoffs.

Jordan Reed likely done for 2018

Tuesday December 11th, 2018 05:05:00 AM
Injury Foot sprain

Redskins TE Jordan Reed, who suffered a foot sprain in Sunday’s loss, is having a precautionary MRI. The injury isn’t believed to be major, but given the timing of it, he may have played his last down this season with three games to go. (Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

FF Today's Take: Most fantasy owners probably would have been thrilled to get 13 games from Reed when they drafted him over the summer, but this season was a disappointment overall because he never seemed to be a high priority for Alex Smith. Assuming this injury ends Reed's season, Vernon Davis will be the next man up. However, Davis will be a dicey investment with Josh Johnson set to finish the season under center.

Tyreek Hill day-to-day

Tuesday December 11th, 2018 01:40:00 AM
Injury Bruised heel

Andy Reid said today he thought Tyreek Hill would play against the Chargers. (ESPN - Adam Teicher)

FF Today's Take: Hill's potential status for Week 15 has been all over the place Monday, as Peter King first reported Hill's foot was "bad." Adam Schefter and Teicher have since seemingly refuted that report, with the former reporting earlier in the day Hill is dealing with "nothing serious." A Thursday game in Week 15 is working against him, but owners should expect him to play for now. Chris Conley and maybe even Kelvin Benjamin would likely benefit the most if Hill cannot go.

Austin Ekeler unlikely to play Week 15

Tuesday December 11th, 2018 01:35:00 AM
Injury Shoulder/neck stinger

RB Austin Ekeler extremely doubtful for Thursday due to bruised nerve in neck. (Joe Reedy on Twitter)

FF Today's Take: Ekeler is officially day-to-day, but his history of stingers and a short turnaround (Thursday in Kansas City) are probably the main reasons why he is being deemed "extremely doubtful." The hope is Melvin Gordon will be able to go this week after missing the last two games, but Justin Jackson would appear to be in line for a heavy workload against the Chiefs if that ends up not being the case.

LeSean McCoy day-to-day, hamstring strain

Monday December 10th, 2018 04:45:00 PM
Injury Injured eary in Week 14

#Bills RB LeSean McCoy is day-to-day with a hamstring strain, source said following his MRI. His availability will be watched closely throughout the week. (Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

FF Today's Take: McCoy got two touches on the day and was ruled out in the second half of the Bills loss to the Jets. Chris Ivory took over lead running back duties with Marcus Murphy filling a reserve role. We'll know more about McCoy's status once the Bills resume practice on Wednesday.

T.Y. Hilton expected to play

Sunday December 9th, 2018 11:30:00 AM
Injury Did practice on Friday

Colts’ WR T.Y. Hilton, listed as questionable for today with a shoulder injury, will play vs. Texans, per source. Good to go. (Adam Schefter on Twitter)

FF Today's Take: Hilton missed practice Wednesday and Thursday this week but is expected to suit up against the Texans. Dontrelle Inman will not play leaving the Colts thin at the wide receiver position. Expect Hilton and TE Eric Ebron to be Andrew Luck's main targets.

Doug Baldwin a gametime decision

Sunday December 9th, 2018 11:00:00 AM
Injury Questionable with a hip injury

For the second time in three weeks, Doug Baldwin is again a game-time decision for the Seahawks for Monday night’s contest against the Vikings. “He’s just barely making it through the week right now,” Carroll said following Saturday’s practice of Baldwin, who did not practice all week. “It’s going to be all the way up until game-time before we know.” Seattle also listed one new injury, with rookie running back Rashaad Penny declared questionable with an ankle injury. (Seattle Times)

FF Today's Take: Baldwin has been a fantasy bust this season dealing with knee and hip injuries since before training camp. Fantasy owners counting on Baldwin for Monday night, need to have a backup plan in place.

Odell Beckham out with quad injury

Saturday December 8th, 2018 04:15:00 PM
Injury Will miss Week 14

INJURY UPDATE: @OBJ has been ruled Out for #NYGvsWAS. Beckham appeared on the #NYGiants injury report with a bruised quadriceps and practiced on a limited basis. It was determined this morning he would not play in tomorrow’s game. (New York Giants on Twitter)

FF Today's Take: Odell Beckham Jr. was limited on Friday but didn't travel with the team on Saturday. In his absence, Sterling Shepard, Bennie Fowler, Russell Shepard and Corey Coleman will all be on the field with only Sterling a viable fantasy option. Evan Engram becomes interesting with 9 targets and 5-25-1 line in their previous matchup. However, Engram is coming off a hamstring injury and the only TE to top 50 yards against the Redskins was Zach Ertz (last week, 83 yds).

DeSean Jackson out for Week 14

Friday December 7th, 2018 09:53:00 PM
Injury Thumb injury

DeSean Jackson, Isaiah Johnson and Justin Evans officially out for the Bucs Sunday. (ESPN)

FF Today's Take: We expected Jackson to sit and now it's official. Mike Evans, Chris Godwin and Adam Humphries will all be viable fantasy plays against the Saints. We will need to keep an eye on the weather in Tampa this weekend as rain and 15 MPH winds are currently in the forecast.

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