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Broncos not concerned about Peyton Manning's thigh

Monday, December 15, 2014, 10:07am

Pro Football Talk - [Full Article]

Per a league source, the Broncos have no lingering concern about QB Peyton Manning's thigh injury.

The team believes the thigh problem was related to Peyton’s illness, and that it won’t affect his preparation for next Monday’s game against the Bengals. His decision to head to the locker room early was aimed at getting the thigh worked on by the strength coach and trainer at halftime.

Fantasy Impact:

We’ll officially know more about Manning’s thigh on Thursday, when the team’s first injury report in advance of next Monday’s game is released the story said. Apparently, the article added, Manning won’t be listed with a thigh injury.

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Giants bench Rueben Randle again

Monday, December 15, 2014, 10:00am

New York Post - [Full Article]

Receiver Rueben Randle did not start Sunday and was benched for the entire first quarter — the second time in the past three games he has been disciplined by Tom Coughlin.

“That’s between Rueben and I,’’ the coach said after the 24-13 victory over the Redskins.

Two weeks ago, Randle did not play in the first quarter in Jacksonville because he was late to a team meeting earlier in the week. This time, Randle again ran afoul of Coughlin.

“Things not always going to go your way, so when adversity hits you, got to pull through and make the best of it,’’ Randle said.

Fantasy Impact:

This is a troubling slide for Randle, who has had a disappointing season and has shrunk as rookie Odell Beckham Jr. has ascended, the story pointed out. He let the first two passes thrown his way slip through his hands and ended up with two receptions for 30 yards. He did make a difficult, in-traffic 18-yard grab in the fourth quarter on third-and-8 to set up Beckham’s third touchdown. Eli Manning said it throws off the rhythm of things when referring to Randle.

Lions Beat: Joique Bell is team's lead RB

Monday, December 15, 2014, 9:03am - [Full Article]

Joique Bell is the Detroit Lions starting running back.

Sure, Reggie Bush's name is still on top of the team's unofficial depth chart, but Bell plays significantly more snaps and gets significantly more touches than his veteran teammate.

Because of poor offensive execution, the Lions played 27 percent fewer snaps than average in the team's 16-14 win against the Minnesota Vikings. Bell worked two-thirds of the plays. Bush, who continues to deal with nagging injuries played just 14 snaps, while Theo Riddick received the game's first carry, but played just one more rep the rest of the way.

Fantasy Impact:

The story points out the Lions are leaning on Bell for good reason. He's been running with authority in recent weeks, averaging better than four yards per carry in five of the past six games. He's also seeing an increase in pass-game production, catching a combined nine balls for 91 yards in wins over Tampa Bay and Minnesota. Bell has a very friendly matchup in Week 16 against the Bears before closing with the Packers in Week 17.

T.Y. Hilton tweaks hamstring

Monday, December 15, 2014, 8:59am

Yahoo Sports - [Full Article]

Colts WR T.Y. Hilton tweaked his hamstring against the Texans on Sunday, but didn’t seem to miss much time if any.

His production on the other hand did take a marked plunge after a strong start to the game.

Fantasy Impact:

Hilton didn't shed anymore info on the injury other than he was quoted as saying he's scheduled for an MRI. It's perhaps at least a little good news at this point in the week that he remained in the game but could be a reason for a drop in fantasy production.

Jake Locker injures shoulder

Sunday, December 14, 2014, 8:23pm

ESPN - [Full Article]

Titans quarterback Jake Locker was knocked out of Sunday's game against the Jets late in the first half with a shoulder injury.

Locker was hit by outside linebacker Quinton Coples as he threw a deep incomplete pass for Derek Hagan. The Titans said Locker has a left shoulder injury.

Fantasy Impact:

Charlie Whitehurst replaced Locker for the Titans. The status for a QB starter for Week 16 is up in the air, but Locker nor Whitehurst are all that great of fantasy options at this point.

Colt McCoy forced to leave Week 15 with neck injury

Sunday, December 14, 2014, 8:20pm

ESPN - [Full Article]

Redskins QB Colt McCoy was taken to the locker room after his first series in Sunday's game against the Giants. McCoy, who was questionable because of an aggravated nerve in his neck, was hit hard at the end of a scramble on Washington's opening possession.

Fantasy Impact:

Robert Griffin III took over in place of McCoy. RGIII completed 18-of-27 passes for 236 yards and one touchdown Sunday, but it wasn't enough. After the game, coach Jay Gruden said he's not sure who will start against the Eagles on Saturday, according to the story. The article went on to say before naming a starter, Gruden said he wants to watch the film and learn more about the extent of starter Colt McCoy's injury. He wants to see how badly McCoy aggravated the neck injury that caused him to leave the game after the first series.

Reports say Keenan Allen has ankle injury

Sunday, December 14, 2014, 8:14pm

Pro Football Talk - [Full Article]

Chargers WR Keenan Allen was hauled back to the locker room after trainers look him over on the sidelines during the team's game with Denver. There’s no official word on his condition, but his right ankle was taped earlier, and that’s the leg he had elevated before being taken away.

Fantasy Impact:

Allen was eventually carted off. It would be a big loss to the Chargers and fantasy owners as Allen was playing well coming into this week's game. Malcom Floyd
Eddie Royal, Seyi Ajirotutu and Dontrelle Inman would be Philip Rivers' targets if Allen is forced to miss time.

Frank Gore concussed vs. Seattle

Sunday, December 14, 2014, 8:08pm

ESPN - [Full Article]

San Francisco 49ers running back Frank Gore left Sunday's game against the Seattle Seahawks late in the second quarter with a concussion.

Fantasy Impact:

Gore never returned to the game and will now go through protocol. Carlos Hyde took over but was bent back awkwardly on a run and was seen limping on the sidelines. With tough games against San Diego and Arizona left on the schedule, a possible combo of Bruce Miller, Trey Millard and Alfonso Smith doesn't present an attractive fantasy option should Gore and Hyde not be able to play Week 16.

Peyton Manning has a thigh injury

Sunday, December 14, 2014, 8:03pm

ESPN - [Full Article]

Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning, who was feeling ill before Sunday's game against the Chargers, left the field after a third-down run by C.J. Anderson late in the first half at Qualcomm Stadium.

The Broncos announced that Manning had a thigh injury, but he also was believed to be receiving IV fluids as well. Manning returned in the second half.

Fantasy Impact:

Manning walked off the field and up the tunnel and Brock Osweiler played at quarterback for the Broncos' final possession of the first half. Manning returned for the second half and should be OK for Week 16 but we'll continue to monitor.

Rashad Jennings injures ankle again

Sunday, December 14, 2014, 7:59pm - [Full Article]

Giants running back Rashad Jennings received the first snap of the Giants' opening drive on offense, carrying the ball for three yards, and did not play a single snap after that. Jennings originally hurt his ankle two weeks ago against the Jacksonville Jaguars, and was expected to split carries for the second straight week with backup running back Andre Williams.

Fantasy Impact:

Williams replaced Jennings against Washington and figures to get a bulk of the workload going forward if Jennings has to miss more time. At this point, with the season lost, it seems like there's a good chance the Giants will take it easy with Jennings to see more of what they have with the rookie Williams at RB.

Ryan Fitzpatrick (leg) lost for season

Sunday, December 14, 2014, 7:56pm - [Full Article]

Texans QB Ryan Fitzpatrick was injured on a scramble and was carted off the field with a boot on his left leg in the second quarter of Sunday's loss to the Colts. His leg is broken, according to NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport, per a team source. His season is over.

Fantasy Impact:

Rookie Tom Savage entered the game and completed his first NFL pass to DeAndre Hopkins after avoiding the pressure. But on the second-to-last play of the game, Savage took a hit to his lower leg. Rapoport later add, per a team source, that the QB will have an MRI on Monday. The fourth-round pick would take over a Texans offense that has already lost Ryan Mallett this season. Thaddeus Lewis is the next QB up on the depth chart

Sunday, December 14, 2014, 7:22pm

Eagles Inactives
Jerome Couplin DB
Nick Foles QB
Taylor Hart DE
Dennis Kelly G
Jeff Maehl WR
Julian Vandervelde G
Jaylen Watkins CB

Sunday, December 14, 2014, 7:21pm

Cowboys Inactives
Kenneth Boatright DE
Josh Brent DT
Jakar Hamilton DB
Donald Hawkins T
Tony Hills T
Dustin Vaughan QB
Dekoda Watson OLB

Sunday, December 14, 2014, 3:15pm

Seahawks Inactives
Rashaun Allen TE
Marcus Burley DB
Demarcus Dobbs TE
Cooper Helfet TE
Kevin Norwood WR
Travian Robertson NT
Max Unger C

Sunday, December 14, 2014, 3:14pm

49ers Inactives
Tramaine Brock CB
Chris Culliver CB
Anthony Davis T
Josh Johnson QB
Stevie Johnson WR
Marcus Martin C
Raymond Ventrone DB