Fantasy Football News

Latest Player Updates

The Eagles have ruled out linebacker Jordan Hicks (calf) for Sunday’s game against the Rams. (Source: Martin Frank on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: Hicks will miss his fourth straight game with the calf injury. He’s had a solid season when healthy with 85 tackles and three sacks in 10 games. B.J. Bello was promoted from the practice squad to help fill in depth while Hicks is out.

Category: Injury Updates

Vontaze Burfict ruled out again

Sat, Dec 15th 12:05am EST
By Alex Johnson

Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict (concussion) has been ruled out of Sunday’s game against the Raiders. (Source: Paul Dehner Jr on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: Burfict is still recovering from the concussion he sustained in Week 13. He will have another week to clear the NFL’s concussion protocol in hopes of a Week 16 return. Hardy Nickerson will see increased action in his absence.

Category: Injury Updates

Patriots cornerback Stephon Gilmore (ankle) was removed from the team’s injury report and is good-to-go for Sunday’s showdown with the Steelers. (Source: Mike Reiss on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: Gilmore went into last week’s game questionable with an ankle injury but played in the loss to Miami. He was a full participant in practice all this week and did not receive an injury designation on Friday. In fact, no Patriots were listed on the final injury report so everyone is available for the game vs Pittsburgh.

Category: Injury Updates

Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports Keenan Allen is dealing with a hip pointer. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Allen left Thursday's game early and didn't play at all in the second half. The good news is he avoided structural damage, but this could still be a week-to-week injury. Allen has over a week to get ready for Week 16.

Category: Injury Updates

Julio Jones was removed from the Falcons' injury report ahead of this weekend's contest against the Cardinals.

Fantasy Impact: Jones was dealing with an illness that had him sent home early Thursday, but he'll be good to go against Arizona. It's not a great matchup, but Jones has proven matchup proof and continues to be a huge part of this offense. He'll continue to be a strong WR1 Week 15.

Category: Injury Updates

Chris Thompson is questionable to play Week 15 against the Jaguars due to his illness.

Fantasy Impact: Thompson should be able to play through the illness, and given the expected game script against Jacksonville, he could again be active in the team's passing game. Still, given the limited touches he sees on a weekly basis, Thompson isn't much of an option outside of a desperation flex in PPR leagues.

Category: Injury Updates

Josh Doctson is listed as questionable Week 15 due to his concussion.

Fantasy Impact: Doctson was able to return to practice Friday after being sidelined due to the head injury. While he's making progress, he still won't be someone to target for fantasy purposes given the difficult Week 15 matchup against the Jaguars' secondary.

Category: Injury Updates

Austin Hooper was removed from the team's injury report Friday after returning as a limited participant at practice. Hooper is dealing with a knee and ankle injury.

Fantasy Impact: Hooper wasn't able to practice Wednesday or Thursday, but there's no question about his status now that he's been removed from the team's injury report. While he's been inconsistent this season, he's a fringe TE1 at best against the Cardinals this weekend.

Category: Injury Updates

Ito Smith was downgraded to a limited participant in Friday's practice due to his knee injury. He's considered questionable to play Week 15 against the Cardinals.

Fantasy Impact: While he's not trending in the right direction, the expectation remains that Smith will play through the injury this weekend. The Cardinals defense is beatable on the ground, but given the division of labor between Smith and Tevin Coleman Smith isn't more than a flex play this weekend.

Category: Injury Updates

Allen Robinson returned as a full participant at Friday's practice. He's dealing with a hip injury and is questionable to play against the Packers this weekend.

Fantasy Impact: Robinson's full participation indicates that he'll be good to go against Green Bay despite the hip injury. While Mitch Trubisky hasn't looked great lately, Robinson continues to be a solid WR3 with WR2 upside against a beatable Green Bay secondary.

Category: Injury Updates

Chris Ivory is listed as questionable to play Week 15 due to a shoulder injury.

Fantasy Impact: Ivory wasn't able to do much in place of LeSean McCoy last week, and Ivory wouldn't be someone worth rostering if McCoy is able to play through his hamstring injury. If McCoy is out but Ivory is active, he could be considered as a desperation flex play against the Lions.

Category: Injury Updates

LeSean McCoy is questionable to play Week 15 due to his hamstring injury.

Fantasy Impact: McCoy was forced from the team's Week 14 contest, and he's been limited this week. While there's indication that he'll play against Detroit, it's not a guarantee at this point. His backup, Chris Ivory, is also dealing with injuries. The Lions have been a more difficult matchup with the addition of Damon Harrison, and the Bills aren't a heavy favorite at home, so whichever back is the team's starter this weekend won't be more than an RB2.

Category: Injury Updates

Bruce Ellington has been ruled out for Week 15's contest against the Bills due to his hamstring injury.

Fantasy Impact: Ellington suffered the injury Week 14, and he's unable to get healthy in time for Week 15's matchup against the Bills. This is going to be another ugly week for the Lions. Kenny Golladay will likely see all the targets he can handle, but it's not a great matchup for the Lions' No. 1 WR.

Category: Injury Updates

Barry Church has been waived by the Jaguars. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Church was a free agent signing in 2017, and he played in every game with the Jaguars prior to being a healthy scratch last week. The 30-year-old will likely catch on with a new team, but perhaps not until the offseason.

Category: Transactions

Niles Paul waived by Jaguars

Fri, Dec 14th 5:59pm EST
By Blaine Blontz

The Jaguars have waived Niles Paul. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Paul played through Week 6 prior to suffering his injury. He seemed to gain fantasy relevance for a minute after the injury to Austin Seferian-Jenkins, but he has then been out since suffering an injury of his own.

Category: Injury Updates, Transactions

Kerryon Johnson has been ruled out for Week 15's contest against the Bills due to his ankle injury.

Fantasy Impact: Johnson will miss his fourth straight game due to the injury, and there's no indication that he's nearing a return. Given the state of the Lions' season, they could opt to shut him down for the remainder of the year. As he continues to miss games, the Lions will likely use a combination of Zach Zenner, LeGarrette Blount, and Theo Riddick.

Category: Injury Updates

Matthew Stafford is again questionable to play Week 15 due to his back injury.

Fantasy Impact: Stafford was limited at practice through the week, but he was able to play through the injury last week and figures to do so again. Still, coming off another rough performance, he's nothing more than a QB2 this weekend against the tough Bills defense in Buffalo.

Category: Injury Updates

Carson Wentz is listed as doubtful to play Week 15 with his back injury.

Fantasy Impact: The team had used the term 'questionable' through the week, but he wasn't expected to play since news came out of his significant back injury. Given recent reports that he could require several months to get right, Wentz could be done for the season. Nick Foles will take over under center. Despite the magic that was Foles last season, the offense is likely to take a step back as a whole with the backup QB leading the charge.

Category: Injury Updates

Martavis Bryant has been suspended indefinitely by the NFL for once again violating the league's substance abuse policy. (Source: Jerry McDonald on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Bryant is currently on IR and will be a free agent after the end of the season, but it's very likely that he's done as an NFL player at this point. The move was always a concern this season, and it finally came to fruition. If he wasn't already, Bryant can be dropped in all formats.

Category: Transactions

Marquise Goodwin is listed as questionable to play Week 15 against the Seahawks due to a calf injury.

Fantasy Impact: Goodwin was added to the team's injury report on Thursday and has gotten two limited practices in to end the week. Even before the injury, he's not someone to count on this weekend. If he would miss the game, Dante Pettis, who's dealing with an injury of his own, and George Kittle would likely soak up additional targets against the Seahawks.

Category: Injury Updates