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Friday, December 18, 2015, 6:32pm

Texans RB Alfred Blue (back, probable) took full practice reps all week and is probable for Week 15. Blue did not play an offensive snap in Week 14 despite being active and healthy enough to contribute on special teams. It’s not clear if there has been a change on the depth chart, but Chris Polk and Jonathan Grimes have been splitting the running back duties. For what it’s worth, the team’s unofficial depth chart still shows Blue as the RB1 and HC Bill O’Brien said that Blue would be more involved this week.

Friday, December 18, 2015, 6:32pm

Cardinals RB Andre Ellington (toe, questionable) returned to take limited reps Friday after missing practice earlier in the week and is questionable for Week 15. Ellington will apparently be a game-time decision for Sunday Night Football. David Johnson is still a top 5 play even if Ellington is active since we expect his touches will be limited.

Friday, December 18, 2015, 6:32pm

49ers RB Kendall Gaskins (concussion, probable) returned to limited practice reps Thursday after missing Wednesday practice and is probable for Week 15.

Friday, December 18, 2015, 6:32pm

Broncos RB Ronnie Hillman (foot, probable) took full practice reps all week and is probable for Week 15. C.J. Anderson is expected to play, and that will impact Hillman’s touches in a tough matchup against Pittsburgh.

Friday, December 18, 2015, 6:32pm

Raiders RB Taiwan Jones (knee, probable) took full practice reps on Friday after being limited earlier in the week and is probable for Week 15.

Friday, December 18, 2015, 6:32pm

Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch (abdomen, out) was ruled out for Week 15. Bryce Brown, Fred Jackson and Christine Michael will be in the mix for touches. Our money is on Brown, since the team signed him before adding Michael later in the week. The team has said in the past that Jackson’s role wouldn’t change much (i.e. they don’t view him as an every-down back). HC Pete Carroll spoke very favorably of Brown while lowering expectations for Michael in his return to Seattle. Brown tore it up for 347 yards and four touchdowns on 43 carries in a two-game span while he was with the Eagles in 2012. He has had six other games with at least 60 total yards, so if he’s given most of Thomas Rawls’ workload, we believe he’ll produce. He is the definition of a risk/reward play in Week 15.

Friday, December 18, 2015, 6:32pm

Dolphins RB Lamar Miller (ankle, probable) took full practice reps on Friday after being limited earlier in the week and is probable for Week 15. Miller will be fine to face San Diego’s leaky run defense. Despite sometimes ponderous usage, Miller is the #4 RB in standard formats. Jay Ajayi would be a Sneaky Start if Miller is ruled out for Week 15. The Dolphins play late on Sunday.

Friday, December 18, 2015, 6:32pm

Texans RB Chris Polk (knee, probable) took full practice reps all week and is probable for Week 15. Polk could lead the Houston backfield in touches once again, but HC Bill O’Brien said that Alfred Blue would be more involved this week.

Friday, December 18, 2015, 6:32pm

Panthers RB Jonathan Stewart (foot, out) missed practice all week and is out for Week 15. It’s not completely clear who is the best start with Stewart out. HC Ron Rivera said early in the week that either Fozzy Whittaker or Mike Tolbert would start, but later in the week he said that he expects Cameron Artis-Payne to “play early” on Sunday. Of the 75 non-Stewart carries this year, Tolbert has seen 45 (60%), Whittaker 18 (24%) and Artis-Payne 12 (16%), but Artis-Payne hasn’t been active lately. Last week, Whittaker out-touched Tolbert 9-to-8, but the game was a blowout, so don’t read too much into it. We feel that Tolbert has the best chance to find the end zone, so he’s probably the best play.

Friday, December 18, 2015, 6:32pm

Redskins RB Chris Thompson (shoulder, questionable) took limited practice reps all week and is questionable for Week 15.

Friday, December 18, 2015, 6:32pm

Chiefs RB Spencer Ware (rib, questionable) returned to take limited reps Friday after missing practice earlier in the week and is questionable for Week 15. Ware was “bruised, swollen and in pain” early in the week per Ian Rapoport. We don’t currently expect him to play, but with a return on Friday, his chances of playing are definitely better. Charcandrick West is a top 10 play if Ware sits, but is more of a RB2 if Ware is active. West averaged 25.0 touches for 137 total yards and 1.3 TD as the Chiefs’ clear RB1 from Week 7 to Week 10.

Friday, December 18, 2015, 6:32pm

Ravens RB Terrance West (calf, questionable) missed practice Friday after taking limited reps Thursday and is questionable for Week 15.

Friday, December 18, 2015, 6:32pm

Dolphins RB Damien Williams (back, probable) took full practice reps on Friday after being limited earlier in the week and is probable for Week 15.

Friday, December 18, 2015, 6:32pm

Steelers RB DeAngelo Williams (illness, probable) returned to take limited reps Friday after missing practice Thursday and is probable for Week 15. Williams is good to go for a date with the Broncos.

Friday, December 18, 2015, 6:32pm

Bills RB Karlos Williams (shoulder, questionable) took limited practice reps all week and is questionable for Week 15. It appears that Williams is getting closer to a return. His presence would put a small dent in LeSean McCoy’s touches.

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