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Friday, January 13, 2017, 8:14pm

Texans WR DeAndre Hopkins (knee) took limited practice reps all week. Hopkins will be out there against the Patriots.

Friday, January 13, 2017, 8:14pm

Packers WR Jeff Janis (quadricep, questionable) took limited practice reps again Friday and is questionable for Week 19. Geronimo Allison is the better play with Jordy Nelson sidelined and Janis dinged up. He’s a tournament play only.

Friday, January 13, 2017, 8:14pm

Falcons WR Julio Jones (toe) took full practice reps all week. Jones is good to go for a tough matchup against the Seahawks.

Friday, January 13, 2017, 8:14pm

Patriots WR Malcolm Mitchell (knee, questionable) took limited practice reps all week and is questionable for Week 19. Mitchell is iffy, so he’s a risky play without watching the inactives. Michael Floyd is likely to get the start if Mitchell is out. Danny Amendola is back, so the New England receiving corps is suddenly crowded.

Friday, January 13, 2017, 8:14pm

Packers WR Jordy Nelson (ribs, out) missed practice all week and is out for Week 19. With Nelson out, Geronimo Allison will likely pick up most of his snaps. He played 58% of the snaps against the Giants, and had a quiet game, but that was with Nelson playing 23% of the snaps. In the two previous games, with Randall Cobb sidelined, Allison played 73% and 81% of the snaps, posting 4-66 (on seven targets) against the Vikings and 4-91-1 (on six targets) against the Lions.

Friday, January 13, 2017, 8:14pm

Seahawks WR Paul Richardson (foot) took full practice reps all week. Richardson has cleared 40 yards in three straight games and has 16 targets in that span. He’s a pretty nice cheap play in DFS this week.

Friday, January 13, 2017, 8:14pm

Patriots WR Matt Slater (foot) was removed from the injury report Friday.

Friday, January 13, 2017, 8:14pm

Seahawks TE Jimmy Graham (not injury related) took full practice reps again Friday. Graham is good to go.

Friday, January 13, 2017, 8:14pm

Steelers TE Ladarius Green (concussion, doubtful) missed practice all week and is doubtful for Week 19. Green isn’t going to play, so Jesse James should continue to see most of the snaps at tight end. He’s a touchdown-or-bust option at this point.

Friday, January 13, 2017, 8:14pm

Texans TE Ryan Griffin (quadricep) took full practice reps all week.

Friday, January 13, 2017, 8:14pm

Falcons TE Austin Hooper (knee) took full practice reps all week. Hooper is back. He’s a decent low-cost dart throw, though he hasn’t had a good fantasy line since Week 9, when he posted 3-46-1 on six targets. He only saw 10 targets over his next five games before being sidelined.

Rams hire Wade Phillips to run the defense

Friday, January 13, 2017, 2:01pm

Adam Schefter - [Full Article]

Wade Phillips has agreed to terms to become Rams defensive coordinator, per source.

Fantasy Impact:

It's not often that a coordinator of Phillips' caliber is available, so this is a good hire for the Rams. Phillips ran one of the best defenses in the league the last two years in Denver. Before that, his Texans D was in the top seven in yards allowed for three straight years. Before that, his Cowboys D finished in the top nine in yards allowed in three of his four seasons in Dallas.

Packers WR Jordy Nelson ruled out vs. Cowboys

Friday, January 13, 2017, 11:56am

Ian Rapoport - [Full Article]

Packers coach Mike McCarthy says WR Jordy Nelson, who has multiple rib fractures, will be out for Sunday’s game vs. Cowboys.

Related players: Geronimo Allison, Davante Adams, Randall Cobb, Jeff Janis

Fantasy Impact:

Geronimo Allison will likely pick up most of his snaps. He played 58% of the snaps against the Giants, and had a quiet game, but that was with Nelson playing 23% of the snaps. In the two previous games, with Randall Cobb sidelined, Allison played 73% and 81% of the snaps, posting 4-66 (on seven targets) against the Vikings and 4-91-1 (on six targets) against the Lions.

Bills tab Leslie Frazier to run the defense

Friday, January 13, 2017, 12:45am

Jamison Hensley - [Full Article]

Ravens secondary coach Leslie Frazier has been hired as the Bills defensive coordinator.

Fantasy Impact:

Frazier has 12 years of experience as a defensive coordinator or head coach. His best years were in Minnesota when he guided the defense to a top eight finish in yards allowed in three straight seasons (2008-2010).

Chargers hire Anthony Lynn as head coach

Friday, January 13, 2017, 12:38am

ESPN - [Full Article]

In need of a jump-start after just nine wins in two seasons, the Chargers believe Anthony Lynn can breathe some fresh air into this franchise in a new city.

Fantasy Impact:

Lynn took over as offensive coordinator in Week 3, and the team averaged 25.8 points in the final 14 games, an average that would have been good enough to score the 8th-most points in the league.

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