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Jaguars hire Doug Marrone as head coach

Monday, January 9, 2017, 6:35pm

Adam Schefter - [Full Article]

Jacksonville planning to hire Doug Marrone as HC, league sources tell ESPN.

Tom Coughlin is joining the franchise as VP of Football Operations.

Fantasy Impact:

Marrone went 15-17 in Buffalo before joining the Jaguars as assistant head coach. He filled in as the interim coach for the last two games and the franchise apparently feels good enough about him to give him the job on a permanent basis.

Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger (ankle) will 'be out there next week'

Monday, January 9, 2017, 10:36am - [Full Article]

The Steelers quarterback arrived to his postgame news conference Sunday with a boot on his right foot following Pittsburgh's 30-12 victory over the Miami Dolphins on Wild Card Weekend. He said that he hurt his ankle on his second-to-last play of the win.

"We don't know anything yet, but well find out soon enough," Roethlisberger said about his prognosis. "You're always worried about being hurt, but I'll be out there next week."

After the game, Roethlisberger underwent tests on his ankle, which confirmed the injury is not serious, sources informed of the injury told NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport on Monday.

Fantasy Impact:

When it comes to injuries, Roethlisberger the league's preeminent drama queen, regularly overstating or drawing attention to his injuries so that he can develop a "tough guy" reputation for playing through them. He'll be out there against the Chiefs.

Packers have 'concern' for Jordy Nelson (ribs)

Monday, January 9, 2017, 10:32am

ESPN - [Full Article]

Green Bay Packers receiver Jordy Nelson was knocked out of Sunday's wild-card win against the New York Giants with a rib injury in the second quarter.

While Packers coach Mike McCarthy did not say whether Nelson broke any ribs, there was concern after the game that the injury might keep Nelson out of next Sunday's divisional playoff game against the Cowboys.

"I obviously have concern for Jordy," McCarthy said. "I don't have the information yet."

Quarterback Aaron Rodgers said "it would be a huge loss for us" if Nelson were unable to play.

"But [Geronimo Allison] has been playing a lot for us and he's been playing effectively," Rodgers said. "Randall [Cobb] being back healthy -- you know I said this week in my press conference we're better with 18 [Cobb's jersey number] on the field. And he showed it tonight, made a ton of plays for us. He was excellent. And having him out there is going to help. But you know Geronimo is going to have to step up and play extended time if Jordy is going to be out."

Fantasy Impact:

If Nelson is out versus Dallas (which looks likely), Allison will pick up most of his snaps. The Jeff Janis truthers will have to hope for another injury or two.

Sunday, January 8, 2017, 3:31pm

Packers Inactives

Joe Callahan QB
Trevor Davis WR
Jay Elliott LB
Kyle Murphy OT
Christian Ringo DE
Quinten Rollins CB
James Starks RB

Sunday, January 8, 2017, 3:30pm

Giants Inactives

Jerell Adams TE
Will Beatty OT
Nat Berhe FS
Owa Odighizuwa DE
Jason Pierre-Paul DE
Ishaq Williams DE
George Winn RB

Steelers TE Ladarius Green out vs. Dolphins

Sunday, January 8, 2017, 11:54am

Steelers Inactives

Anthony Chickillo OLB
Justin Gilbert DB
Robert Golden SS
Ladarius Green TE
Ricardo Mathews DE
Zach Mettenberger QB
Brian Mihalik OT

Fantasy Impact:

Jesse James will see starter's snaps, but Eli Rogers tends to see a bump in work with Green out. he has averaged 4.1 catches for 49 yards and 0.22 TD (on 5.8 targets) in the nine games in which Green was either sidelined or played less than 20% of the snaps. In the other four games, Rogers has averaged 2.8 catches for 37 yards and 0.25 TD (on 3.5 T/G). James has averaged a modest 2.9 catches for 25 yards and 0.25 (on 4.3 T/G) with Green out or very limited. The Dolphins have been poor against both receivers (#28 in WR aFPA) and tight ends (#32 in TE aFPA).

Sunday, January 8, 2017, 11:51am

Dolphins Inactives

Leonte Carroo WR
Thomas Duarte TE
A.J. Hendy DB
Byron Maxwell CB
Ryan Tannehill QB
Sam Young T

Saturday, January 7, 2017, 6:54pm

Seahawks Inactives

Terrence Magee RB
Tony McDaniel DT
Rees Odhiambo OG
Ronald Powell LB
C.J. Prosise RB
Nick Vannett TE
Kasen Williams WR

Saturday, January 7, 2017, 6:54pm

Lions Inactives

Jace Billingsley WR
Michael Burton FB
Alex Carter CB
Riley Reiff T
Jake Rudock QB
Travis Swanson C
Antwione Williams OLB

Saturday, January 7, 2017, 3:17pm

Raiders Inactives

QB Derek Carr
S Nate Allen
CB Antonio Hamilton
LT Donald Penn
OL Vadal Alexander
DE Jihad Ward
DE Branden Jackson

Saturday, January 7, 2017, 3:16pm

Texans Inactives

QB Tom Savage
CB Denzel Rice
ILB John Simon
ILB Max Bullough
G Josh Walker
WR Wendall Williams
DE Ufomba Kamalu

HC Pete Carroll wants to get RB Thomas Rawls 20 carries this week

Saturday, January 7, 2017, 10:29am

ESPN - [Full Article]

Seahawks HC Pete Carroll has made it clear that Thomas Rawls will be the primary back.

"He’s been ready for about four or five weeks, and we can really see that he can turn it around and count on his legs and count on his quicks and all that kind of stuff," Carroll said. "We haven’t gotten him the ball as consistently as we would like, and any runner needs to get the football to start to get a feel for it.

"I hope, like I said last week -- I want him to get the ball 20 times this week. We’ll see what happens, we’ll see how the game goes. He’s been great about it, he’s been on point. He’s been tremendous in rehab through the process. Just to make it back physically is one, but mentally he made it back as well. We’re really proud of him."

Fantasy Impact:

Rawls has totaled 56 yards on 37 carries (1.5 YPC) in the last three weeks, so in this case, a large workload is no guarantee of better production.

Friday, January 6, 2017, 5:00pm

Raiders QB Derek Carr (ankle, out) missed practice all week and is out for Week 18. Matt McGloin (left shoulder, questionable) took limited practice reps all week and is questionable for Week 18. Connor Cook will get the start in a bad matchup with the Texans.

Friday, January 6, 2017, 5:00pm

Texans QB Tom Savage (concussion, out) missed practice all week and is out for Week 18. Brock Osweiler will get the start.

Friday, January 6, 2017, 5:00pm

Dolphins QB Ryan Tannehill (knee, out) returned to take limited reps Friday after missing practice earlier in the week and is out for Week 18. Tannehill’s return to practice is encouraging, but it doesn’t look like he’s going to play this week. Matt Moore will get the start. He has targeted Kenny Stills on 23% of his pass attempts since taking over for Tannehill in Week 14.

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