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NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport is reporting the Buffalo Bills will start Tyrod Taylor in Week 15. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: As expected, Taylor will start in Sunday’s matchup against the Dolphins after an inactive designation sidelined the signal caller for last week’s win over the Colts with a knee injury. While his presence will give Zay Jones and Charles Clay’s fantasy values a boost, they are nothing more than shot in the dark deep sleeper options at the Flex for Week 15. Facing an inconsistent but talented Dolphins defense, it is difficult to trust any Bills player not named LeSean McCoy.

Category: Injury Updates


Jack Doyle led the way for the Colts in receiving with 47 yards on seven receptions with a team-high eight targets against the Broncos.

Fantasy Impact: Doyle remains a back-end TE1 with Brissett at QB. Next up is the Ravens, keeping Doyle at the back-end of the TE1 range.

Category: Game Recaps


Jacoby Brissett scored a rushing touchdown on Thursday Night Football against the Broncos. Brissett struggled in the pass game against the leagues best defense throwing for just 158 yards. Brissett failed to throw a passing touchdown but also didn't toss any picks. Brissett finished with 18 yards rushing including the lone touchdown.

Fantasy Impact: Brissett wasn't on the streaming radar against the leagues best defense while the next matchup for Brissett is against another top defense in the Baltimore Ravens. He's off the streaming radar for the fantasy finals.

Category: Game Recaps


Adrian Peterson (neck) will be placed on Injured Reserve this week, ending his 2017 season. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Peterson had a brief resurgence with the Cardinals, but that was more about an increase in volume than effectiveness. He reportedly plans to play in 2018, but likely won't be much of a fantasy factor unless he lands in the absolutely ideal situation.

Category: Injury Updates, Transactions


The Denver Broncos D/ST stayed on track in their Week 15 victory against the Colts, holding them to 13 points. Denver was able to hold the Colts' running game to 70 yards and only allowed Jacoby Brissett to throw for 158 yards on the night. The Colts are known for giving up a bunch of sacks per game, so the surprising stat was that Denver's D/ST only managed one sack.

Fantasy Impact: Denver's D/ST played well again on Thursday. The Broncos' run game helped keep their defense fresh the whole game by controlling the clock and consistently sustaining drives. The Broncos D/ST will face a tougher challenge next week against the Redskins. Until the sacks and turnovers increase Denver's D/ST remains a streaming option at best.

Category: Game Recaps


Jamaal Charles had zero touches in Week 15.

Fantasy Impact: Charles has had very little volume since Devontae Booker returned from injury weeks ago. Charles in the clear RB3 in Denver and needs to remain on the waiver wire in all leagues.

Category: Game Recaps


Devontae Booker rushed 11 times for 39 yards in the Broncos' Week 15 win against the Colts. He also caught one ball for 10 yards.

Fantasy Impact: Booker was robbed of a TD reception on a holding call, one in which he hurdled a defender in full stride to score. He took a back seat to C.J. Anderson, who was having a monster game. Booker remains the clear second option in the backfield in Denver and offers no fantasy upside.

Category: Game Recaps


C.J. Anderson rushed for 158 yards on 30 carries in the Broncos' Week 15 win over the Colts.

Fantasy Impact: Anderson has gotten 73 touches over the last three games, and his volume shows he's the best bet for fantasy production out of the Denver backfield. As long as the offense keeps producing, Anderson has put himself back in the conversation of being a Flex starter or an RB2 in the right matchup.

Category: Game Recaps


Adam Vinatieri converts lone extra point to go along with two field goals.

Fantasy Impact: Vinatieri hit field goals from 39-yards and 45-yards at home against the Denver Broncos. His first gave the Colts a 10 point lead that they could not hold on to. His second extended their 3rd quarter lead to 13-7. Unfortunately, Denver would go on to score 18 unanswered points.

Category: Game Recaps


T.Y. Hilton caught five of seven targets for 41 yards in an embarrassing loss to the Denver Broncos.

Fantasy Impact: We all know the Colts have had a subpar season. But tonight's offensive performance was abysmal. Hilton was the only wide receiver to reel in a catch against a stout Denver pass defense. Things don't get much easier next week at Baltimore. Do not start your Colts.

Category: Game Recaps


Joe Mixon (concussion) was limited at Thursday's practice, although he has not yet been cleared to play this Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: We should know more about his status on Friday. If he is able to play, it'll be a tough matchup against a Vikings defense ranked #2 in rushing yards allowed, and #6 in yards per rush attempt (3.8).

Category: Injury Updates


Patriots placed RT Marcus Cannon on injured reserve with an ankle injury, ending his season. (Source: patriotswire on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Cannon has been a key part of the offensive line but the Patriots have been able to effectively replace him. The veteran offensive lineman has been out since Week 8 and La'Adrian Waddle and Cameron Fleming have been filling in. This should have no impact on anyone for fantasy purposes.

Category: Injury Updates


In Monday night's game against the Patriots, MarQueis Gray caught the only pass thrown his way. Gray, however, lined up as fullback, ran his route to the flats where made a 10-yard gain. He played for 21 per cent of the snaps. (Source: Dolphins.com)

Fantasy Impact: Gray has been used both as a receiver and blocker off the line, as well as lining up in the backfield at times this season. He has two rushing attempts for five yards.


Julius Thomas played for 59 per cent of the snaps in Monday's game against the Patriots. He's ranked third in team receptions for Dolphins receivers. He currently has 39 receptions for 373 yards, his longest reception on the year is 27 yards. (Source: Dolphins.com)

Fantasy Impact: In leagues that have playoffs, Thomas may not be a good option. He is a more favorable value DFS play if higher-priced receivers are the target.


Jeff Howe of the Boston Herald reports the Patriots consider WR Malcolm Mitchell (knee, injured reserve) unlikely to return this season. (Source: Jeff Howe on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: With the signing of Kenny Britt on Tuesday, it means the Patriots were concerned about their wide receiver depth with Mitchell not being able to come back. If fantasy owners were holding onto Mitchell for the hope that he would return he can be dropped.

Category: Injury Updates


Rob Gronkowski's suspension was lifted Tuesday, but the Patriots now have a roster exemption for the tight end, Jeff Howe of the Boston Herald reports. With the exemption at their disposal, the Patriots have until Saturday to release a player in order to open up a spot on the 53-man roster. (Source: Jeff Howe on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Gronkowski will be needed on Sunday as the Patriots take on the Steelers. But it won't be an easy day for Gronk. Pittsburgh is allowing only 6.4 YPT and an NFL-low two touchdowns to tight ends this season. But expect the Patriots to get him involved and he is still a must-start in all leagues.


NFL Network's Ian Rapoport is reporting Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers (collarbone) announced he's cleared to return to football. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: As expected, Rodgers was cleared to return to football activities after missing the last seven games with a broken collarbone. Amidst his return, Jordy Nelson, Davante Adams, and Randall Cobb should all see a tremendous and consistent bump in their fantasy production moving forward. He's a QB1 for Sunday's Week 15 matchup against the Panthers.

Category: Injury Updates


James White caught three passes for 11 yards and a touchdown on Monday night against the Dolphins. He did not receive a carry.

Fantasy Impact: White's role has continually decreased, as Rex Burkhead and Dion Lewis have become more integral in the Patriots' backfield. Absent incredibly deep leagues, White is not relevant for fantasy purposes.

Category: Game Recaps


Dion Lewis rushed five times for 17 yards and added five catches for 50 yards on Monday night against the Dolphins.

Fantasy Impact: The Patriots had almost no success running the ball on Monday, but all of their running backs were heavily involved in the passing game. Lewis hasn't been as involved in the red zone as Rex Burkhead recently, but he still mostly makes a low-end RB2. Lewis and the Patriots will take on the Steelers next weekend.

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Rex Burkhead rushed five times for eight yards and scored a touchdown on Monday night against the Dolphins. He also caught five passes for 45 yards.

Fantasy Impact: Burkhead was one of the few bright spots for the Patriots on Monday, though his yards per carry on the ground were obviously lackluster. His heavy involvement in the red zone make him an RB2 most weeks, and he should fall there in next week's must-win matchup against the Steelers.

Category: Game Recaps