As you all know things can change before SATURDAY 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 SATURDAY 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. DeMarco Murray’s week 14 broken ankle opened the door Fragile Felix Jones to garner a week 15 start but a hamstring injury sidelined him in the 2nd half. Jones missed Wednesday’s practice and veteran Sammy Morris could be in line for a start in a crucial NFC East game against Philly. Chicago’s Matt Forte’s knee injury could keep him out for the rest of the season (especially with an unsettled contract) and week 15 saw the emergence of  Khalil Bell into a more prominent role as Marion Barber suffered a calf injury. CJ2K is battling an ankle injury but returned to a limited Thursday practice and is expected to suit up. Jamie Harper is worth stashing if you have the roster space. Rookie Roy Helu laid an egg last week and is battling toe and ankle injuries that make him a low-end RB2 at best for a home matchup with an above average Viking run defense. If you are in a search of an injury replacement be sure to check out our Week 16 RB Waiver Wire Recommendations. 

There are multiple injuries to monitor at the WR position as we head into the fantasy Super Bowl week. Vincent Jackson is a game time decision with a groin injury and with the 4pm kickoff make sure you have a late game alternative (Malcolm Floyd, Harry Douglas, or Robert Meachem could be on your waiver wire). Lance Moore suffered a hamstring injury in practice on Friday and with the Monday kickoff he is a major risk this week. The Packers path to perfection took a major blow with the knee injury sustained by leading RW Greg Jennings (out 2-3 weeks). Anquan Boldin required minor surgery and will miss the final 2 games but is expected back for the playoffs. If you need to replace and injured WR take at a peek at our Week 16 WR Waiver Wire Recommendations. Brandon Marshall, Stevie Johnson, and Laurent Robinson are listed as questionable but all three are expected to play albeit at less than 100%.

A few QB injuries could have fantasy owners scrambling to the waiver wire this week. Big Ben gutted his way through a high ankle sprain but is less than 50/50 to play this week against St Luis (a Charlie Batch start would be dramatic downgrade for Steelers passing game). Kevin Kolb (concussion) and Sam Bradford (ankle) are major question marks but if you were relying on them your fantasy season likely ended months ago. Rookie Jake Locker could garner a start after an impressive performance in relief of an injured Matt Hasselbeck (calf) but the Titans appear to favor a higher draft pick over a playoff berth and are expected to start the one foot in the grave brother of Tim Hasselbeck. Those looking for an injury replacement should take a look at our Week 16 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 RankStatusInjuryExpected Return
NYG @ NYJ - 1pm
Ahmad BradshawRBNYG13ACTIVEFootWill start but is less than 100%. Avg just 36 YPG over past 3 games.
D.J. WareRBNYG13ACTIVEKneeDid not practice. Questionable for Week 16 at N.Y. Jets
Mario ManninghamWRNYG4OUTKneeKnee swelling issues again
Jake BallardTENYG15OUTKneePartial tear of his PCL - could return week 17. Travis Beckum likely starts.
Shonn GreeneRBNYJ26ACTIVERib, shoulderFull practice- faces struggling Giants run defense
Joe McKnightRBNYJ26ACTIVEShoulder, elbowLimited practice.
Santonio HolmesWRNYJ27ACTIVEHipAvg just 37 YPG but does have 8 TDs
Plaxico BurressWRNYJ27ACTIVEIllnessAvg just 44 YPG but does have 8 TDs
Mark SanchezQBNYJ26ACTIVENeckFull practice. N.Y. Giants 29th ranked pass defense (258 YPG) and 25 TDs through 14 games.
ARI @ CIN - 1pm
Beanie WellsRBARI12ACTIVEKneeKnee less than 100% - avg just 48 YPG over past 3 games
Kevin KolbQBARI7OUTHeadJohn Skelton gets start
A.J. GreenWRCIN25ACTIVEShoulderWill faceoff with fellow rookie first round CB Patrick Peterson
OAK @ KC - 1pm
Michael BushRBOAK27ACTIVEShoulderHad 17 carries for 99 yards in week 7 meeting with KC
Darren McFaddenRBOAK27OUTFootCould miss rest of season
Denarius MooreWROAK18ACTIVEFootHad just 1 catch for 4 yards in week 7 meeting.
Jacoby FordWROAK18OUTFootDHB and Moore get the start
JAC @ TEN - 1pm
Maurice Jones-DrewRBJAC22ACTIVEAnkleHad 24 carries for 97 yards and a TD in week 1 meeting with Titans
Mike ThomasWRJAC5ACTIVEConcussionLimited practice - Jags need to upgrade WRs via the draft.
Marcedes LewisTEJAC29ACTIVEHamstringstill yet to reach the end zone.
Nate WashingtonWRTEN2ACTIVEAnkleFull practice. Jacksonville secondary has been struggling.
Chris JohnsonRBTEN11ACTIVEAnkleLimited practice - expected to start. Jamie Harper is handcuff to won. CJ2K had 9 carries for 24 yards in week 1 meeting.
MIA @ NE - 1pm
Brandon MarshallWRMIA32ACTIVEKneeLimited practice. Had 7 catches for 139 yards in week 1 meeting with Pats league worst secondary.
Anthony FasanoTEMIA10ACTIVEHeadMild concussion - game time decision. Had 5 catches for 82 yards in week 1 meeting.
Wes WelkerWRNE21ACTIVEKneeHad 8 catches for 160 yards and 2 TDs in week 1 meeting.
Deion BranchWRNE21ACTIVEGroinGame time decision
Aaron HernandezTENE21ACTIVENot injury relatedFulk practice. Had 7 catches for 103 yards and a TD in week 1 meeting.
BenJarvus Green-EllisRBNE3ACTIVEIllnessLimited practice. Only 7 carries per game over past three weeks. Had 7 carries for 34 yards a TD in week 1 meeting
Danny WoodheadRBNE3ACTIVEAbdomenLimited practice. Probable for Week 16 vs. Miami
DEN @ BUF - 1pm
Willis McGaheeRBDEN25ACTIVEHamstringFull practice. Buffalo 28th ranked run defense (140 YPG)
Steve JohnsonWRBUF23ACTIVEGroinLimited practice. Likely shadowed by CB Champ Bailey. Has been solid against other top CBs (2 TDs vs Revis)
Scott ChandlerTEBUF4ACTIVEAnkleLimited practice - game time decision
STL @ PIT - 1pm
Sam BradfordQBSTL3OUTAnkleKellen Clemons expected to get another start.
Ben RoethlisbergerQBPIT9ACTIVEAnkleCharlie Batch expected to start. Expect run heavy approach vs Rams 32nd ranked run defense.
Emmanuel SandersWRPIT26OUTFootLimited practice. Questionable for Week 16 vs. St. Louis
MIN @ WAS - 1pm
Roy HeluRBWAS20OUTToe, kneeTorain and Royster will split carries against Vikings 10th ranked run defense (106 YPG)
TB @ CAR - 1pm
Josh FreemanQBTB16ACTIVERight shoulderAveraging 234 YPG with just 13 TDs and 18 INTs
Arrelious BennWRTB8ACTIVEConcussionFull practice. Had 3 catches for 46 yards in week 13 meeting.
Jeremy ShockeyTECAR22ACTIVENot injury relatedFull practice - has scored in back to back games but remains a low end TE2
CLE @ BAL - 1pm
Colt McCoyQBCLE2OUTHeadSeneca Wallace expected to start final 2 games
Montario HardestyRBCLE4ACTIVECalfnot considered vs Baltimore
Josh CribbsWRCLE11ACTIVEGroinwill play but not on fantasy radar
Anquan BoldinWRBAL1OUTKneeSlight tear in his meniscus - should be back for First Playoff game. Torrey Smith is #1 and should see a lot of CB Joe Haden. Lee Evans will get start oppposite Torrey Smith.
Billy CundiffKBALOUTLeft calfDid not practice. Out for Week 16 vs. Cleveland
PHI @ DAL - 4pm
Michael VickQBPHI13ACTIVERibsCompleted 21 for 28 passes for 279 yards and 2 TDs in week 8 meeting with Dallas (also had 7 carries for 50 yards)
Jeremy MaclinWRPHI13ACTIVEHamstring, shoulderHad 3 catches for 54 yards and a TD in week 8 meeting. Dallas secondary is struggling.
Laurent RobinsonWRDAL22ACTIVEShoulder#3 WR had 5 catches for 103 yards and a TD in week 8 meeting with Philly.
Felix JonesRBDAL24ACTIVEHamstringSammy Morris and Felic could split workload
SD @ DET - 4pm
Vincent JacksonWRSD9ACTIVEGroinWas a question mark but is solid start vs struggling Lions secondary. Vjax averaging 74 YPG with 8 TDs.
Kevin SmithRBDET15ACTIVEAnkleFull practice. San Diego 21st ranked run defense (126 YPG)- only allowed 7 rushing TDs through 14 games.
SF @ SEA - 4pm
Braylon EdwardsWRSF12ACTIVEKneenot a fantasy option
Tarvaris JacksonQBSEA14ACTIVEPectoralWas 21 for 37 for 197 yards and 2 TDs in week 1 meeting with 49ers
Doug BaldwinWRSEA17ACTIVEAnklewill play but is less than 100%
CHI @ GB - SUN 8:20pm
Matt ForteRBCHI16OUTKneeLikely out for regular season
Marion BarberRBCHI16OUTCalfKhalil Bell will start and is a solid flex lay based on dual threat skills
Devin HesterWRCHI31QuestionableAnkleDid not practice - Roy Williams and Earl Bennett start with Johnny Knox out for season.
Greg JenningsWRGB14OUTKneeoutside chance he returns for week 17. Nelson is #1 with James Jones, Driver, Cobb in WR rotation.
James StarksRBGB9ProbableKnee, ankleFull practice. Should start but RBBC (Grant, Kuhn, Saine, Starks). Had 11 carries for just 5 yards in week 3 meeting with Bears
Brandon SaineRBGB9ProbableConcussionFull practice. RBBC (Grant, Kuhn, Saine, Starks).
ATL @ NO - MON 8:30pm
Michael TurnerRBATL21ProbableGroinHad 22 carries for 96 yards in week 10 meeting with Saints.
Jason SnellingRBATL21ProbableIllnessDid not practice. Questionable for Week 16 at New Orleans
Tony GonzalezTEATL23ProbableNot injury relatedGonzo had 6 catches for 71 yards and a TD in week 10 meeting. He's avg 59 YPG with 7 TDs on the season.
Harry DouglasWRATL28QuestionableGroinLimited practice. Questionable for Week 16 at New Orleans
Mark IngramRBNO2QuestionableToeMissed Practice. RBBC (Ivory, Thomas, Sproles)

 

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