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Sunday, December 7, 2014, 7:18pm

Chargers Inactives
Jeff Baca G
Ronnie Brown RB
Ryan Carrethers DT
Dontrelle Inman WR
David Johnson TE
Cordarro Law DE
Damion Square DE

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Vereen, LaFell, Edelman active for SNF

Sunday, December 7, 2014, 7:17pm

Patriots Inactives
Alfonzo Dennard CB
Jordan Devey G
Cameron Fleming G
Dont'a Hightower OLB
Chandler Jones DE
Chris White LB
James White RB

Fantasy Impact:

Shane Vereen, Julian Edelman and Brandon LaFell are all active as expected.

Sunday, December 7, 2014, 3:11pm

Eagles Inactives
Trey Burton TE
Roc Carmichael DB
Nick Foles QB
Taylor Hart DE
Dennis Kelly G
Julian Vandervelde G
Jaylen Watkins CB

Sunday, December 7, 2014, 3:08pm

Seahawks Inactives
RaShaun Allen TE
Allen Bradford LB
Cooper Helfet TE
Jeremy Lane CB
Travian Robertson NT
Max Unger C
Bryan Walters WR

Sunday, December 7, 2014, 3:02pm

49ers Inactives
Tramaine Brock CB
Anthony Davis T
Glenn Dorsey NT
Josh Johnson QB
Brandon Lloyd WR
Vance McDonald TE
Raymond Ventrone DB

Sunday, December 7, 2014, 3:01pm

Raiders Inactives
Tony Bergstrom G
Brian Leonhardt TE
Stacy McGee DT
Matt McGloin QB
Denarius Moore WR
Neiko Thorpe DB
Menelik Watson T

Sunday, December 7, 2014, 3:01pm

Bills Inactives
Chris Gragg TE
Randell Johnson OLB
Cyrus Kouandjio T
Frank Summers FB
Mike Williams WR
Jarius Wynn DE

Julius Thomas returns for Broncos

Sunday, December 7, 2014, 2:58pm

Broncos Inactives
Montee Ball RB
Quinton Carter S
Chris Clark T
Ronnie Hillman RB
Cody Latimer WR
Michael Schofield T
Kayvon Webster CB

Fantasy Impact:

Julius Thomas returns after two weeks off. Start him if you've got him, but he will be playing at less than 100%.

Larry Fitzgerald returns for Cardinals

Sunday, December 7, 2014, 2:55pm

Cardinals Inactives
Andre Ellington RB
Paul Fanaika G
Kareem Martin DE
Tyrann Mathieu FS
Anthony Steen G
Ed Stinson DE
Alameda Ta'amu NT

Fantasy Impact:

Larry Fitzgerald returns for the Cardinals in a poor matchup for the passing game. Marion Grice and Stepfan Taylor will fill in at RB with Ellington out.

Sunday, December 7, 2014, 2:51pm

Chiefs Inactives
Allen Bailey DE
Laurent Duvernay-Tardif T
Jamell Fleming DB
Richard Gordon TE
Junior Hemingway WR
Eric Kush C
Aaron Murray QB

Sunday, December 7, 2014, 9:39am

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Saturday, December 6, 2014, 7:23pm

CSN Washington - [Full Article]

With reports of Redskins head coach Jay Gruden being at odds with his front office and owner over the future of quarterback Robert Griffin III, a new story from The Washington Post says the rookie coach could be fired over the disagreement.

This is what columnist Jason Reid wrote on Saturday:
"Although it’s unknown whether Snyder and Allen eventually will agree to trade Griffin, what has become clear from recent conversations with Redskins officials is that Gruden believes he needs a clean break from Griffin to focus on fixing Washington’s 3-9 mess. And if Snyder and Allen commit to Griffin as the starter in 2015, Gruden could be “one and done,” a team official said, alluding to Gruden possibly being fired despite four years remaining on his guaranteed five-year contract."

Fantasy Impact:

The Redskins have four games left, beginning with the St. Louis Rams on Sunday. If the Redskins and Gruden are as far apart in their plans for RG3 as Reid suggests, it could be a very important stretch for Gruden's career in Washington, the story points out.

Saturday, December 6, 2014, 7:20pm

Charlotte Observer - [Full Article]

Cam Newton’s performance over his first five games this season drew praise and prompted a popular theory for the Carolina Panthers quarterback’s success in his fourth season:

Maybe the offseason ankle surgery and preseason rib injury made Newton more of a complete quarterback by forcing him to stay in the pocket and go through his route progressions.

Such talk seems almost preposterous now.

Newton has followed up his successful start with the worst six-game stretch of his career, coinciding with the Panthers’ six-game losing streak, which they’ll try to snap Sunday at New Orleans.

Critics say Newton has reverted to bad habits from early in his career, throwing off his back foot, making poor decisions and forcing passes into coverage.

Fantasy Impact:

Newton has refused to blame his struggles on the blocking, or lack of it, he’s received. And though he has not been 100 percent all season, Newton also has refrained from using his health as an excuse. Outside of perhaps one game, Newton just hasn't been the same QB without the ability to run. Obviously rib and ankle injuries will continue to hinder Newton's fantasy upside.

Saturday, December 6, 2014, 7:15pm

Morning Call - [Full Article]

Not long after reporting to the Pittsburgh Steelers, WR Martavis Bryant reached out to Antonio Brown.

When the rookie receiver was disappointed in being deactivated for the first six games of his pro career, he went to Brown for advice. When he made a splash immediately upon seeing the field, Bryant recognized the comparisons to Brown.

So now that he's experiencing the first slump of his short career, Bryant, you guessed it, is asking Brown where to go from here. Bryant is doing everything he can to emulate Brown. Opposing defenses indicate he's proving to be a reasonable — if young — facsimile.

"They're treating me like a little 'AB' now," Bryant said Thursday. "So I'm just really following him, trying to do what he does. He just says you've got to outwork them. Double-team or not, you've got to go out and execute your plays. I'm just working hard, trying to get better."

Fantasy Impact:

Bryant's breakout onto the NFL scene has slowed. After six touchdown receptions — at least one in each game — over the first four games of his career, the capricious, 6-foot-4, 22-year-old has had just three catches for 34 yards and no TDs over his past two games.

Vikings place Jerick McKinnon (back) on injured reserve

Saturday, December 6, 2014, 5:14pm

NFL.com - [Full Article]

Jerick McKinnon's promising rookie season is over.

The Minnesota Vikings announced Saturday that the rookie running back has been placed on season-ending injured reserve with a nagging lower back injury.

McKinnon, a third-round draft pick out of Georgia Southern, was leading the Vikings in carries (113), rushing yards (538) and yards per carry (4.8). Among rookie backs, he ranks third in rushing yards, behind Jeremy Hill and Tre Mason.

The runner will have a procedure done on his back with a recovery time of about eight weeks, ESPN.com's Adam Caplan reported.

Fantasy Impact:

McKinnon is still a nice dynasty/keeper value for next season given Adrian Peterson's up-in-the-air status with the Vikings. Peterson could win his appeal and be reinstated as soon as Week 15, assuming the Vikings want to welcome him back when there's not much to play for. Matt Asiata figures to continue as the lead back for now, with Ben Tate and Joe Banyard in the mix.