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Monday, December 23, 2013, 8:49am

Houston Chronicle - [Full Article]

The Texans lost their top two running backs in Dennis Johnson and Deji Karim.

Fantasy Impact:

There is no word on the injuries, but if neither is able to play, the Texans have now gone through four RBs this season. Jonathan Grimes ran five times for 23 yards and could be very well be in position to get Week 17 playing time.


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Monday, December 23, 2013, 8:43am

ESPN - [Full Article]

Lions tight end Dorin Dickerson suffered a concussion in the second half against the New York Giants but did not report it until he made two errors in overtime during the Lions' 23-20 loss on Sunday.

Dickerson said he believed he was concussed on a special teams play early in the fourth quarter and said he "just got knocked out."

"Got a little concussion. Should have reported it," Dickerson said. "Thought I could get through it."

A team spokesman said Dickerson reported the concussion at the 13:46 mark in overtime, after he dropped an open pass and was called for holding on consecutive plays.

At that point, he began concussion testing.

"I mean, honestly, probably, after we leave here, I probably won't remember talking to you guys," Dickerson said. "I'm not trying to make excuses. I'm just telling the truth. I thought I had a pretty good game up until that play."

Dickerson had one catch for eight yards Sunday. He said he believed this was the third concussion of his career.

Monday, December 23, 2013, 8:41am

Newark Star-Ledger - [Full Article]

Adrien Robinson waited all season for this moment.

He was going to be on the active roster for the first time all year and he was on the kickoff team. He sprinted down the field and busted a Lions blocker.

But then he got chopped right above his knee. He limped off to the sideline and was carted off the field. He returned later in crutches but was ruled out for the game. He will receive an MRI Monday.

Monday, December 23, 2013, 8:31am - [Full Article]

The Steelers lost WR Emmanuel Sanders with a knee injury.

Fantasy Impact:

The pieced pointed out that it could be Sanders' last game with the team if they don't advance to the playoffs. And if he misses Week 17, rookie Markus Wheaton would get the start.

Sunday, December 22, 2013, 9:20pm

Joe Reedy on Twitter - [Full Article]

Bengals TE Tyler Eifert suffered a neck stinger.

Sunday, December 22, 2013, 9:19pm

Michael Gehlken on Twitter - [Full Article]

Chargers RB Ryan Mathews wearing a protective boot on left foot in locker room.

Fantasy Impact:

Mathews left the game but was able to come back. The Chargers play the Chiefs in Week 17 and if Mathews can't go, Danny Woodhead would likely see an increased role with Ronnie Brown also mixed in.

Steve Smith to get MRI on knee
Sunday, December 22, 2013, 9:17pm

Charlotte Observer - [Full Article]

Steve Smith, the Carolina Panthers’ all-time receiving leader, will undergo an MRI exam on his left knee Monday morning after he injured it during the first half of the Panthers’ 17-13 win against New Orleans on Sunday.

Smith went down grabbing his knee after running a slant route in the first quarter.

After going to the locker room to be evaluated, Smith returned to the game for one play in the second quarter. But he left the field limping and did not return.

Fantasy Impact:

Smith said when he planted to jump for the ball he felt it pop. He actually returned to the game but left limping and didn't return.

Eddie Lacy reinjures ankle
Sunday, December 22, 2013, 9:11pm

ESPN - [Full Article]

The ankle injury that has bothered Green Bay Packers running back Eddie Lacy was problematic again on Sunday against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Lacy left the game in the third quarter.

He first sprained his right ankle on the final play of the second quarter against the Atlanta Falcons on Dec. 8.

When he left the game, Lacy had 84 yards on 15 carries. He came into the game needing 78 yards to set the franchise record for rushing yards by a rookie running back. He broke John Brockington’s record of 1,105 yards that was set in 1971.

Fantasy Impact:

James Starks replaced Lacy. The only other running back on the Packers’ roster is Kahlil Bell. Week 17 the Packers play at Bears who struggle to stop the run, so Starks is a smart pickup if you're playing for something.

Andre Brown leaves with concussion
Sunday, December 22, 2013, 9:06pm - [Full Article]

Giants RB Andre Brown left the game in overtime with a concussion.

Fantasy Impact:

That left Michael Cox as their only healthy running back, and resulted in tight end Bear Pascoe ending up with his first career carry, which went for two yards. Peyton Hillis suffered a concussion last week so the Giants will have a lot of questions at RB heading into Week 17.

SNF Inactives - Bears/Eagles
Sunday, December 22, 2013, 7:26pm

Eagles Inactives: Matt Barkley, Colt Anderson, Kurt Coleman, Curtis Marsh, Matt Tobin, Dennis Kelly, Matthew Tucker
Bears Inactives: Marquess Wilson, Jordan Palmer, Christian Tupou, James Brown, Jonathan Scott, Cornelius Washington and Joe Long
Fantasy Impact:

No surprises here. At this point it looks like the Eagles will play to win this meaningless game.

Amendola, Dobson ACTIVE for Patriots
Sunday, December 22, 2013, 3:17pm

Patriots Inactives
Jake Bequette DE
Dane Fletcher MLB
Nate Solder T
Isaac Sopoaga NT

Raiders/Chargers Inactives
Sunday, December 22, 2013, 3:15pm

Raiders Inactives
Chance Casey DB
Andre Gurode C
Ricky Lumpkin DT
Lamar Mady OG
Chargers Inactives
Marcus Cromartie DB
Kwame Geathers NT
Stephen Schilling G
Brandon Taylor SS
Kenny Wiggins T
Fantasy Impact:

Keenan Allen is active, as expected.

Packers/Steelers Inactives
Sunday, December 22, 2013, 3:13pm

Steelers Inactives
Hebron Fangupo DT
Isaiah Green DB
Jarvis Jones OLB
David Snow C
Jamaal Westerman LB
Packers Inactives
Lane Taylor G
JC Tretter T
Jerel Worthy DE

Joe Flacco ACTIVE for Ravens
Sunday, December 22, 2013, 3:07pm

Ravens Inactives
Omar Brown DB
Asa Jackson CB
Ryan Jensen C
Albert McClellan OLB
Fantasy Impact:

Joe Flacco is good to go for a nice matchup with the Patriots. He'll wear a brace so his mobility may be further limited.

Sunday, December 22, 2013, 2:45pm

Seahawks Inactives
Percy Harvin WR
Caylin Hauptmann OT
Jordan Hill DT
Benson Mayowa DE
J.R. Sweezy G
Bryan Walters WR
K.J. Wright OLB