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Dante Pettis is questionable to play Sunday against the Seahawks due to a foot injury.

Fantasy Impact: Pettis was added to the injury report later in the week due to a foot injury. He was able to get limited practices in, but it's unclear if he'll be able to play against Seattle. Given his recent performance and prior solid game against the Seahawks, he'd enter the weekend as a decent WR3. If he's unable to suit up, and then without Pierre Garcon and with Marquise Goodwin questionable, George Kittle would likely take on an even larger target share for the 49ers.

Category: Injury Updates


Matt Breida is questionable to play against the Seahawks on Sunday. He's dealing with an ankle injury.

Fantasy Impact: Breida has been able to return as a limited participant to practice this week after missing Week 14 with the injury. Jeff Wilson filled in for Breida admirably starting Week 13 when Breida suffered the initial injury and then also Week 14 when he was ruled out. Breida is always risky with his injury, but he is a fringe RB2 if he's active. If he's not, Wilson will also continue to be an RB2 against Seattle.

Category: Injury Updates


Doug Baldwin (hip) is listed as questionable for the Seahawks' Week 15 game against the 49ers. (Source: Bob Condotta on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Baldwin managed limited practices late in the week, and Pete Carroll sounds optimistic on his availability. Have another option ready to go, but if you are hoping to use Baldwin this week, it sounds as if there is a better than average chance that you'll be able to deploy him in your starting lineup.

Category: Injury Updates


Rashaad Penny has been ruled out for the Seahawks' Week 15 game against the 49ers with a knee injury. (Source: Bob Condotta on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Penny missed practice all week with his knee injury, so it's not overly surprising that he'll miss this week's game. He had been highly effective lately, gaining 109 yards on 15 carries over his last two games. With Penny out, Chris Carson should continue to see the bulk of the carries, while Mike Davis's touches should increase.

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DeSean Jackson (thumb) has been ruled out for the Bucs' Week 15 game against the Ravens. (Source: Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Jackson has missed several games with his injury and, at this point, there seems like little reason to bring him back this season. Chris Godwin and Adam Humphries will continue to split Jackson's vacated targets.

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Jordan Reed has been ruled out for the Redskins' Week 15 game against Jacksonville. (Source: John Keim on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Reed has been rumored to likely miss the rest of the season with his toe and ankle injuries, so his inactive status is no surprise. Vernon Davis will start at tight end for the Redskins and can be used in a pinch, as Jacksonville's defense has been somewhat vulnerable to the tight end position.

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T.Y. Hilton missed practiced on Friday with an ankle injury and is questionable for the Colts' game against the Cowboys on Sunday. (Source: Mike Chappell on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Frank Reich described Hilton's situation as "touch and go," and stated that the Colts would make a decision on his availability on Saturday or Sunday. At this point, Hilton's status is highly in question, and owners need to have a backup plan ready to go. To the extent Zach Pascal is available, he would be the primary beneficiary of Hilton's absence.

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James Conner got in a limited practice for the first time since spraining his ankle on Friday. He is listed as questionable for the Steelers' Week 15 game against the Patriots. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: It's far from certain that Conner will play at this point, but it's obviously a good sign that he was able to practice. With a late-afternoon game, Conner owners need to have a backup plan ready to go, but he's a must-start option if he is healthy enough to give it a go. Hopefully, more word will become available on Saturday or early Sunday.

Category: Injury Updates


The Dolphins have listed cornerback Xavien Howard (knee) as doubtful for Sunday’s game against the Vikings. (Source: Miami Dolphins )

Fantasy Impact: Howard underwent arthroscopic knee surgery last week and sat out the win over the Patriots. While he has been officially a non-participant in practice this week, he was able to do some running on the side Thursday. It appears he is making progress but it may not be enough to be ready for this week.

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NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport is reporting Chiefs cornerback Kendall Fuller played through a broken wrist in Thursday night’s loss to the Chargers. He is expected to undergo surgery on Friday. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: Rapoport did not provide a timetable for recovery but Fuller sitting out multiple weeks appears likely. It’s a tough loss for an already struggling Chiefs secondary.

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Chiefs safety Eric Berry made his season debut in Thursday night’s 29-28 loss to the Chargers. He played the first half before sitting out the final two quarters, which Berry said was the plan coming in. “We just wanted to be smart about the whole situation,” Berry said, via Adam Teicher of ESPN.com. “We came in with a plan and we just stuck with it. We didn’t want to push it past that. That was between me and [head coach Andy Reid]. We just talked about it and felt I was good where I was at.” (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: It was Berry’s first game action since Week 1 of last season. He missed the first 13 games of this season due to a bone spur issue in his heel after missing nearly all of 2018 with a torn Achilles suffered in the season-opener. Berry led the team with six tackles in the first half. He will likely see more snaps in Week 16 against the Seahawks.

Category: Injury Updates


Browns cornerback Denzel Ward (concussion) has been ruled out for Saturday night’s game against the Broncos. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: Denzel Ward is still battling the concussion he suffered in Week 13. He did not play in last Sunday’s game against the Panthers and was unable to practice at all this week. He will have an extra day to try to clear concussion protocol ahead of Week 16.

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Giants coach Pat Shurmur ruled out Odell Beckham Jr. (quad) for Sunday's game against the Titans. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Early reports on Beckham this week were positive, but as the week wore on, pessimism set in. The Giants are still technically alive for a playoff spot and, if they win Sunday, Beckham's chances of playing in Week 16 against the Colts are likely improved. With a loss, however, there's a good chance we've seen the last of Beckham on the field in 2018. Sterling Shepard and Evan Engram should see a bump in targets this week.

Category: Injury Updates


Keke Coutee ruled out for Week 15

Fri, Dec 14th 11:32am EST
By Dan Harris

Keke Coutee is not traveling to New York for the Texans' game against the Jets and has been downgraded to out. (Source: Aaron Reiss on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Coutee continues to battle a hamstring injury, but his absence shouldn't mean much for the Texans at this point. DeAndre Hopkins and Demaryius Thomas will continue to see the bulk of the targets from Deshaun Watson.

Category: Injury Updates


Isaiah Crowell to be placed on IR

Fri, Dec 14th 11:27am EST
By Dan Harris

The Jets will place Isaiah Crowell (toe/foot) on Injured Reserve, according to Adam Schefter. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Crowell was already ruled out for Week 15, so the move has no immediate fantasy impact, but it certainly makes Elijah McGuire a more attractive option for the season. Even if McGuire struggles on Saturday against the Texans, he'll likely at least be in the Flex conversation for Week 16 against the Packers.

Category: Injury Updates


The Kansas City Chiefs D/ST allowed 407 yards and posted five sacks and two interceptions in a 29-28 loss to the Los Angeles Chargers Thursday night.

Fantasy Impact: The Chiefs were buoyed by the return of Eric Berry to the lineup Thursday but came up short in the win column. They produced well in the sack and turnover departments and helped fantasy owners in the semis. This unit faces Baltimore in the fantasy finals.

Category: Game Recaps


Harrison Butker was 4-for-4 on extra point attempts in the Chiefs' 29-28 loss to the Chargers Thursday.

Fantasy Impact: Butker did not see a field goal try Thursday. He will look to bounce back next week against the Ravens in the fantasy finals.

Category: Game Recaps


Spencer Ware (shoulder, hamstring) was inactive for the Chiefs' 29-28 loss to the Chargers Thursday night.

Fantasy Impact: Ware will look to return for the fantasy finals against Baltimore next week.

Category: Injury Updates, Game Recaps


Demarcus Robinson had two receptions for seven yards and one touchdown in the Chiefs' 29-28 loss to the Chargers Thursday. He was targeted three times.

Fantasy Impact: Robinson was barely involved Thursday but did manage a score. He is not a factor for the fantasy finals.

Category: Game Recaps


Darrel Williams rushed twice for 13 yards in the Chiefs' 29-28 loss to the Chargers Thursday. He brought in both of his targets for 19 yards and one touchdown.

Fantasy Impact: Williams was the RB2 Thursday for the Chiefs with Spencer Ware (shoulder, hamstring) out. He is not a factor for the fantasy finals.

Category: Injury Updates, Game Recaps