As you all know things can change before Sunday kickoff so be sure to check back as we will be updating Injury status throughout the weekend and then every 10 minutes starting at 11:30 Sunday morning up until the 1pm kickoffs. We will then check back in with updates starting at 3pm for the late games.

Many backfields have been decimated by injuries and another one bit the dust in week 14 with rookie DeMarco Murray’s broken ankle. Felix Jones was likely on a roster but if not sprint to the waiver wire and add Felix the Cat as he has a very favorable matchup with the Tampa on Saturday night.  Chicago’s Matt Forte’s knee injury could keep him out for the rest of the season (especially with an unsettled contract). Marion ‘the Goat’ Barber should get another start but his week 14 mental lapses could elevate Khalil Bell into a more prominent role. Adrian Peterson (high ankle sprain) has missed three games but all signs point to him returning to the lineup this week against a mediocre New Orleans run defense. Darren McFadden (foot) has yet to resume practicing and rumors are circulating that he could miss the rest of the season. Michael Bush remains a lower end RB1 for a week 14 against Detroit.  If you are in a search of an injury replacement be sure to check out our Week 15 RB Waiver Wire Recommendations. 

There are multiple injuries to monitor at the WR position as we head into the first week of the fantasy playoffs. The Packers path to perfection took a major blow with the knee injury sustained by leading RW Greg Jennings (out 2-3 weeks). Andre Johnson suffered a left hamstring injury in the first half of week 13 and could miss the rest of the regular season. Jennings and AJ owners should check out our week 15 Waiver Wire WRs if they need to add some depth.

Mike Vick’s fractured ribs were less than 100% in week 14 and his matchup with Revis Island makes the Dogfather a borderline QB1 this week. Big Ben’s high ankle sprain has him in a boot and we think he’s less than 50/50 to suit up on Monday night which would mean Charlie Batch gets a start (major downgrade for Wallace and Brown).  Those looking for an injury replacement should take a look at our Week 15 Waiver Wire Recommendations.

 

* DEF Rank refers to Fantasy PTs allowed by POS. The higher the Rank the worse the defense (better matchup for your players). For example, the San Francisco’s run defense continue to neutralize opposing ground games as the 49ers rank 1st in fantasy points allowed to opposing RBs.

 

PlayerPOSTEAMDEF RankOwn %StatusInjuryExpected Return
DAL @ TB - SAT. 8pm
Laurent RobinsonWRDAL2098ACTIVEShoulderPlayed half the snaps of Austin/Bryant but had biggest week 14 (137 yards). Lower end WR2 This week. Has 8 TDs in 11 games.
Josh FreemanQBTB1376ACTIVERight shoulderAveraging 241 YPG with just 12 TDs and 18 INTs.
NO @ MIN - 1pm
Jimmy GrahamTENO20100ACTIVEBackFull practice - is a must start.
Mark IngramRBNO2088OUTToeIvory, Sproles, and Thomas will split carries.
Christian PonderQBMIN2433ACTIVEHipFull practice. Saints 30th ranked pass defense (268 YPG)
Adrian PetersonRBMIN21100ACTIVEAnkleExpected to start after missing 3 games with high ankle sprain. Saints 15th ranked run defense allows 110 YPG.
CAR @ HOU - 1pm
Greg OlsenTECAR377ACTIVEBackFull practice. Averaging 40 YPG with 5 TDs.
T.J. YatesQBHOU1619ACTIVERight elbow, left handFull practice. Panthers 22nd ranked pass defense has allowed 22 passing TDs.
Andre JohnsonWRHOU8100OUTHamstringJacoby Jones and Kevin Walter are low end WR3 - expect run heavy plan vs weak Carolina run defense.
WAS @ NYG - 1pm
Ahmad BradshawRBNYG1499ACTIVEFootFriday practice. Had 13 carries for 44 yards and a TD in week 1 meeting.
MIA @ BUF - 1pm
Matt MooreQBMIA2744ACTIVEHead, neckLimited practice and expected to start over JP Losman. Loss of LT Jake Long is a major concern.
Anthony FasanoTEMIA3120ACTIVERibsHad 2 catches for 8 yards and a TD in week 11 meeting
Scott ChandlerTEBUF2142OUTAnkleWill miss 2nd straight game.
SEA @ CHI - 1pm
Doug BaldwinWRSEA1445ACTIVEAnkleFull practice. Averaging 4 catches for 55 yards - could be a sleeper this week against Bears 28th ranked pass defense.
Tarvaris JacksonQBSEA2315ACTIVEPectoralFull practice. Averaging 206 YPG with 11 TDs and 12 INTs.
Matt ForteRBCHI797OUTKneeMarion Barber will look to redeem himself against Seattle's 11th ranked run defense.
CIN @ STL - 1pm
Cedric BensonRBCIN29100ACTIVEBackAveraging 74 YPG with just three TDs. Dream matchup vs Rams league worst run defense (157 YPG).
Sam BradfordQBSTL740OUTAnkleKellen Clemons expected to start making Bengals defense a solid fantasy option this week.
TEN @ IND - 1pm
Javon RingerRBTEN3033OUTHandHeld out of practice. Jamie Harper will backup CJ2K.
Nate WashingtonWRTEN2984ACTIVEAnklewould be better option if Locker was starting.
Matt HasselbeckQBTEN2568ACTIVECalfWill start over Jake Locker.
Dallas ClarkTEIND2944OUTBurnerJacob Tamme will start but neither Colts TE should be in your lineup.
GB @ KC - 1pm
Greg JenningsWRGB1093OUTKneeOut 2-3 weeks. Upgrade Jordy Nelson and TE Jermichael Finley.
James StarksRBGB2784OUTKnee, ankleRyan Grant gets 2nd straight favroable start vs KC's 26th ranked run defense (133 YPG).
Kyle OrtonQBKC3020ACTIVERight fingerExpected to make Chiefs debut this week against Packer 31st ranked pass defense (289 YPG). Upgrade Dwayne Bowe with Orton under center.
Jon BaldwinWRKC3114ACTIVEIllnessDid not practice but expected to play. Rookie averaging just 25 YPG.
NE @ DEN - 4pm
Wes WelkerWRNE23100ACTIVEKneeCould be shadowed by CB Champ Bailey but is still a must start.
Deion BranchWRNE2391OUTGroin32 year old vet averaging 51 YPG with 4 TDs. Gronk, Welker, and Hernandez get slight upgrade
Danny WoodheadRBNE1934ACTIVEAbdomenLimited practice - yet to find the endzone this year.
NYJ @ PHI - 4pm
Shonn GreeneRBNYJ24100ACTIVERibHas 4 TDs and averaging close to 100 YPG over last 3 games
Joe McKnightRBNYJ2414ACTIVEElbowFull practice. Probable
Michael VickQBPHI6100ACTIVERibsJets pass defense allowing 201 YPG and just 12 TDs with 15 INTs
Jeremy MaclinWRPHI498ACTIVEHamstring, shoulderFull practice. Tough matchup with CB Antonio Cromartie.
DET @ OAK - 4pm
Kevin SmithRBDET2888ACTIVEAnkleLimited practice but expected to start in favorable matchup vs Oakland 29th ranked run defense (141 YPG).
Darren McFaddenRBOAK899OUTFootMichael Bush faces a Detroit's 27th run defense (136 YPG) - Allowed just 9 rushing TDs in 13 games.
Denarius MooreWROAK972ACTIVEFootFull practice and expected to start - best Raider WR option this week.
Darrius Heyward-BeyWROAK947ACTIVEHeelFull practice. Averaging 51 YPG with just 2 TDs.
Jacoby FordWROAK923OUTFootWill miss 5th straight game
CLE @ ARZ - 4pm
Montario HardestyRBCLE1835ACTIVECalfLimited practice but expected to play limited role behind Peyton Hillis.
Colt McCoyQBCLE1745OUTHead, handSeneca Wallace expected to start.
Benjamin WatsonTECLE1322OUTHeadIR out for the season.
Beanie WellsRBARI23100ACTIVEKneeGreat matchup against Browns 31st ranked run defense (151 YPG). Beanie is our Upgrade of the Week.
Kevin KolbQBARI138OUTHeadGame time decision - but John Skelton is expected to start in very difficult matchup.
BAL @ SD - SUN 8:20pm
Billy CundiffKBAL84QuestionableLeft calfDid not practice. Questionable for Week 15 at San Diego
PIT @ SF - MON 8:30pm
Ben RoethlisbergerQBPIT14100QuestionableAnkleGame time decision. Charlie Batch could start and would be a major downgrade.
Braylon EdwardsWRSF319QuestionableKneeLimited practice. Has just 14 catches for 172 yards and no TDs - should be on waiver wire.
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