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Redskins promote Matt Cavanaugh to offensive coordinator

Monday, January 23, 2017, 10:43am - [Full Article]

The Washington Redskins have promoted Matt Cavanaugh to offensive coordinator, the team announced on Monday. Additionally, the Redskins have hired Kevin O'Connell to be the team's next quarterbacks coach.

Prior to joining the Redskins’ coaching staff in 2015, Cavanaugh was previously quarterbacks coach for the Arizona Cardinals (1994-95), quarterbacks coach for the San Francisco 49ers (1996), offensive coordinator for the Chicago Bears (1997-98), offensive coordinator for the Baltimore Ravens (1999-04), quarterbacks coach for the New York Jets (2009-12) and quarterbacks coach for the Chicago Bears (2013-14).

Fantasy Impact:

In eight seasons as an offensive coordinator, Cavanaugh's offenses have never finished higher than 14th in yards gained, with an average ranking of 21.3.

Patriots WR Michael Floyd INACTIVE vs. Steelers

Sunday, January 22, 2017, 5:39pm

Patriots Inactives

WR Michael Floyd
QB Jacoby Brissett
RB D.J. Foster
OT LaAdrian Waddle
CB Cyrus Jones
CB Justin Coleman
S Jordan Richards

Sunday, January 22, 2017, 5:38pm

Steelers Inactives

TE Ladarius Green
WR Demarcus Ayers
QB Zach Mettenberger
CB Al-Hajj Shabazz
LB L.J. Fort
DE Johnny Maxey
OT Brian Mihalik

Falcons WR Julio Jones ACTIVE, as expected

Sunday, January 22, 2017, 1:40pm

Atlanta Falcons

Nick Williams
Terron Ward
Blidi Wreh-Wilson
Dashon Goldson
Josh Keyes
Wes Schweitzer
DJ Tialavea

Fantasy Impact:

Jones is dealing with a toe injury, so his ability to finish the game is in some doubt. He has a great matchup with a shaky Packers secondary.

Packers WRs Jordy Nelson, Davante Adams and Geronimo Allison ACTIVE vs. Falcons

Sunday, January 22, 2017, 1:39pm - [Full Article]

Packers Inactives

QB Joe Callahan
WR Max McCaffrey
CB Herb Waters
FB Joe Kerridge
RB James Starks
T Kyle Murphy
DT Christian Ringo

Fantasy Impact:

They'll all be out there but there's no telling how effective they'll be. The Packers also made Trevor Davis active, so they have one extra receiver to lean on. This indicates that they don't feel confident that their injured receivers will all be able to make it through the game. We wouldn't expect normal production from Nelson or Adams, though they are intriguing tournament plays since their ownership levels will be depressed this week.

Redskins promote Greg Manusky to defensive coordinator

Sunday, January 22, 2017, 12:15pm

Mike Garofolo - [Full Article]

Redskins to promote Greg Manusky to defensive coordinator, sources tell me and @RapSheet. This will be his fourth stint as a DC.

Fantasy Impact:

He was previously the DC for the Colts (4 seasons), Chargers (1 season) and the 49ers (4 seasons). His defenses in Indianapolis were typically not good, but his San Francisco and San Diego defenses finished in the top 16 in yards allowed in four of his five seasons with the two teams.

Redskins RB Rob Kelley undergoes knee surgery

Saturday, January 21, 2017, 2:44pm - [Full Article]

Washington Redskins running back Robert Kelley underwent a surgical procedure on his right knee shortly after the season-ending loss to the New York Giants, a source has confirmed with Breaking Burgundy.

Kelley suffered a sprained knee injury in the Week 16 win over the Chicago Bears, but played against the Giants with a brace. The procedure, considered relatively minor according to a source, lasted approximately 30-45 minutes and dealt with the meniscus. Kelley resumed walking per usual within a couple of days and physical therapy soon after.

Fantasy Impact:

This sounds like a minor repair, so Kelley should be fine by minicamp/OTAs.

Chargers hire Gus Bradley to run the defense

Friday, January 20, 2017, 11:45pm

Adam Schefter - [Full Article]

Former Jaguars HC Gus Bradley has agreed to become DC for then Los Angeles Chargers, per sources.

Fantasy Impact:

Bradley coached back-to-back top 7 defenses (points allowed) in Seattle in 2011-12 before being hired to lead the Jaguars for four seasons. Last year, Jacksonville allowed the 6th-fewest yards while giving up the 8th-most points, an uncommon disparity.

Friday, January 20, 2017, 6:32pm

Steelers QB Zach Mettenberger (illness) took full practice reps again Friday.

Friday, January 20, 2017, 6:32pm

Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger (not injury related) was removed from the injury report Friday. No worries here, Big Ben will be out there against the Patriots. Roethlisberger has averaged 44% fewer fantasy points in 14 road games over the past two seasons.

Friday, January 20, 2017, 6:32pm

Steelers RB LeVeon Bell (not injury related) took full practice reps Friday after missing practice earlier in the week. Bell will be fine to face the Patriots. Unlike his quarterback, Bell has actually been 10% better (PPR) on the road. He has averaged 0.78 rush TD in nine road games over the last two seasons.

Friday, January 20, 2017, 6:32pm

Patriots RB Brandon Bolden (knee, questionable) took limited practice reps all week and is questionable for Week 20.

Friday, January 20, 2017, 6:32pm

Packers RB James Starks (concussion, out) missed practice all week and is out for Week 20.

Friday, January 20, 2017, 6:32pm

Steelers RB Fitzgerald Toussaint (concussion, questionable) took full practice reps all week and is questionable for Week 20.

Friday, January 20, 2017, 6:32pm

Packers WR Davante Adams (ankle, questionable) and Geronimo Allison (hamstring, questionable) missed practice all week and are questionable for Week 20. Jordy Nelson (ribs, questionable) missed practice Friday after taking limited reps Thursday and is questionable for Week 20. All three players are game-time decisions. Adams and Allison are expected to play, and Nelson is apparently trending up.

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