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Percy Harvin has rib injury

Sunday, December 21, 2014, 8:49pm

New York Jets on Twitter - [Full Article]

Jets WR Percy Harvin injured his ribs.

Fantasy Impact:

Harvin was originally listed as questionable to return but was later downgraded to out.

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Pierre Thomas suffers rib injury

Sunday, December 21, 2014, 8:46pm

New Orleans Saints on Twitter - [Full Article]

Saints RB Pierre Thomas suffered a rib injury.

Fantasy Impact:

It happened in the second quarter. Mark Ingram ended up with three catches in the loss. Travaris Cadet was inactive in Week 16 but if Thomas can't play in a meaningless Week 17 game, Cadet could end up as a factor in the passing game.

Steven Jackson injures quad

Sunday, December 21, 2014, 8:39pm

Atlanta Falcons on Twitter - [Full Article]

Falcons RB Steven Jackson has a quad injury.

Fantasy Impact:

He did not return to the game. Jacquizz Rodgers had 11 carries but collected just 29 yards. Devonte Freeman ran for a 5-36-1 line and added three catches for 48 yards. The Falcons play for the NFC South title against the Panthers next week. If Jackson can't go Freeman and Rodgers would likely split up the workload with Freeman having more upside.

Browns unsure of seriousness of Johnny Manziel's hamstring injury

Sunday, December 21, 2014, 8:10pm

ESPN - [Full Article]

Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel left Sunday's game against the Carolina Panthers late in the first half with a hamstring injury and did not return.

Panthers safety Colin Jones hit Manziel by the sideline on a designed quarterback run. Manziel got up and headed back toward the huddle but quickly fell back down. Trainers examined his hamstring for a few minutes on the field and a few minutes on the sideline before taking him into the locker room for halftime.

Manziel said he first hurt himself on a play from the previous drive, a third-and-1 slant route to Josh Gordon that was reviewed and overturned. Manziel fell on the throw and "felt a little tight in my hamstring" when he got up. The injury worsened after the first-down run on the next series.

Manziel is considered questionable for Sunday's finale against Baltimore. Coach Mike Pettine said after the loss he wasn't sure of the severity of the injury.

Fantasy Impact:

Brian Hoyer took over at quarterback and finished with 134 yards on 7 of 13 passing with one touchdown and one interception. The scoring pass was an 81-yard bomb to tight end Jordan Cameron that put the Browns ahead 13-10 in the fourth quarter. The Panthers, however, emerged with a 17-13 victory. Manziel came out after halftime with a towel over his head. Hoyer would play in Week 17 if Manziel is unable to go. The game is at Baltimore.

Sunday, December 21, 2014, 7:14pm

Seahawks Inactives
Demarcus Dobbs TE
Chris Matthews WR
Tony Moeaki TE
Kevin Norwood WR
Russell Okung T
Travian Robertson NT
Max Unger C

Sunday, December 21, 2014, 7:07pm

Cardinals Inactives
Chris Clemons DB
Jonathan Cooper G
Brittan Golden WR
Kareem Martin DE
Drew Stanton QB
Anthony Steen G
Alameda Ta'amu NT

DeMarco Murray officially active for Cowboys

Sunday, December 21, 2014, 3:15pm

Cowboys Inactives
Kenneth Boatright DE
Doug Free T
Jakar Hamilton DB
Donald Hawkins T
Dustin Vaughan QB
Dekoda Watson OLB

Fantasy Impact:

DeMarco Murray's workload may be limited somewhat to avoid hits on that left hand. He should be able to run to the right effectively, though his stiff-arm in either direction may not be available. When he runs to the left, he may have to carry the ball in his right hand, increasing the likelihood of a fumble. The defense will certainly be aware of his injury and try to force a fumble. The Cowboys would be wise to utilize Joseph Randle a bit more in the running game and especially Lance Dunbar in the passing game since Murray's ability to catch the ball may be somewhat limited. But if he's active, he's pretty much a must-start given his production this season and the favorable matchup against Indianapolis (#21 in RB aFPA).

Sunday, December 21, 2014, 3:10pm

Raiders Inactives
Tony Bergstrom G
Brian Leonhardt TE
Stacy McGee DT
Matt McGloin QB
Denarius Moore WR
Sio Moore OLB
Menelik Watson T

T.Y. Hilton inactive for Colts

Sunday, December 21, 2014, 3:06pm

Colts Inactives
Jalil Brown DB
Gosder Cherilus T
T.Y. Hilton WR
Montori Hughes DT
Sheldon Price CB
Joe Reitz G
Hugh Thornton G

Fantasy Impact:

With Hilton inactive, Donte Moncrief draws the start and is a fantasy WR2 start with Reggie Wayne (PPR) and Hakeem Nicks having Sneaky Start appeal. Coby Fleener and Dwayne Allen also get a bump. Andrew Luck's ranking takes a slight hit with Hilton out, but he has enough weapons and should be able to manufacture plenty of fantasy points against Dallas.

C.J. Spiller IN, Bryce Brown OUT for Bills

Sunday, December 21, 2014, 2:59pm

Bills Inactives
Bryce Brown RB
Ross Cockrell CB
Larry Dean LB
Chris Gragg TE
Randell Johnson OLB
Cyrus Kouandjio T
Deonte Thompson WR

Fantasy Impact:

C.J. Spiller is active, but is not a fantasy option. Fred Jackson remains the play and should continue to see the bulk of the RB touches.

Sunday, December 21, 2014, 2:37pm

Rams Inactives
Alex Bayer TE
Alex Carrington DE
Justice Cunningham TE
Barrett Jones G
Marcus Roberson CB
Brandon Washington G
Ethan Westbrooks DT

Sunday, December 21, 2014, 2:33pm

Giants Inactives
Jerome Cunningham TE
James Davidson LB
Adam Gettis G
Dominique Hamilton DT
Eric Herman G
Jayron Hosley CB
Rashad Jennings RB

Fantasy Impact:

Andre Williams draws the start and will carry the load at RB.

Sunday, December 21, 2014, 8:49am

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Cam Newton expected to start Week 16

Saturday, December 20, 2014, 11:13pm

NFL.com - [Full Article]

Cam Newton will start for the Panthers on Sunday.

Just two weeks after walking away from a massive car accident in Charlotte and sustaining a pair of transverse process fractures in his back, the Pro Bowl quarterback will return to the field against the Browns in a make-or-break game at Bank of America Stadium, NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Saturday, per team sources.

Fantasy Impact:

The fourth-year signal-caller cleared the final medical hurdle on Saturday, per Rapoport. Newton is playing with an injury similar to that of Tony Romo, which means there will be some degree of pain management. Newton's mobility may be impacted a bit, especially if Mike Pettine loads the box and forces Newton to throw.

Patriots RB LeGarrette Blount (shoulder) downgraded to OUT

Saturday, December 20, 2014, 8:06pm

Jeff Howe, Twitter - [Full Article]

LeGarrette Blount (shoulder) was also downgraded to out. Jonas Gray time.

Fantasy Impact:

Jonas Gray and Shane Vereen both get a bump, but Gray figures to benefit more since he and Blount were splitting between-the-tackles carries for the Patriots.