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Saturday, December 13, 2014, 3:55pm

ESPN - [Full Article]

The Baltimore Ravens promoted running back Fitzgerald Toussaint from the practice squad Saturday, an indication that running back Lorenzo Taliaferro might be inactive against the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Fantasy Impact:

Taliaferro, a rookie fourth-round pick, is considered questionable after not practicing all week because of a foot injury. Offensive coordinator Gary Kubiak didn't hide his concern earlier this year when the Ravens played a game with only two healthy running backs. Now, with the promotion of Toussaint, the Ravens have three running backs (Justin Forsett and Bernard Pierce are the others), but Toussaint likely won't be all that much of a factor for fantasy lineups.

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Broncos place Montee Ball on IR

Saturday, December 13, 2014, 3:52pm

NFL.com - [Full Article]

Montee Ball's season has come to an end.

The Denver Broncos placed the running back on season-ending injured reserve, the team announced Saturday.

Ball entered the season as the Broncos' No. 1 tailback after the team let Knowshon Moreno walk in the offseason. However, the 24-year-old has suffered an injury-riddled season after amassing 559 yards on 120 carries his rookie year.

Ball underwent an emergency appendectomy following Denver's first preseason game. After starting the first three regular-season games Ball suffered a groin injury in Week 5. Upon returning in Week 11, Ball re-aggravated the injury on just his fourth snap of the game.

Fantasy Impact:

C.J. Anderson looks like he's emerged as the Broncos lead back. With Ronnie Hillman expected back soon, he would likely get RB2 work.

Saturday, December 13, 2014, 11:16am

NFL.com - [Full Article]

Colts WR Reggie Wayne had one of the worst games of his career last week, catching just one pass for five yards and dropping three balls.

After the game it was revealed that the veteran has been dealing with torn triceps. While it's been suggested that Wayne rest until the playoffs and allow the younger guns to carry the load, the veteran said Friday the injury wasn't affecting his play.

"If I'm out there playing, I'm good," he said, per the Indy Star.

When Wayne suits up on Sunday it will mark his 209th game as an Indianapolis Colt, breaking Peyton Manning's franchise record. The receiver's streak of 82 straight games with at least three catches came to an end last week, but his consecutive games with at least one reception remains alive.

Fantasy Impact:

With Wayne banged up, popular wire pickup Donte Moncrief could see a little more work. However it sounds like Wayne is going to play as a win would clinch the division for the Colts, according to the story.

Falcons Beat: Julio Jones 'can barely run'

Saturday, December 13, 2014, 11:08am

D. Orlando Ledbetter on Twitter - [Full Article]

Falcons beat writer D. Orlando Ledbetter answered a question about Falcons WR Julio Jones on Twitter, saying Jones would be a decoy and he can barely run.

Fantasy Impact:

While Jones could very well come down to a game-time call, it seems he'd be limited in Week 15 even if he's active. Owners may want to consider other options here even if Jones suits up. Harry Douglas could end up getting more snaps even if Jones is active.

Friday, December 12, 2014, 6:26pm

Jaguars QB Blake Bortles (right shoulder, probable) took full practice reps all week and is probable for Week 15. Bortles will play against Baltimore, though he’s not much of a fantasy option at this point.

Friday, December 12, 2014, 6:26pm

Patriots QB Tom Brady (ankle, probable) took full practice reps all week and is probable for Week 15. no worries here.

Friday, December 12, 2014, 6:26pm

Eagles QB Nick Foles (collarbone, out) has been ruled out for Week 15. Foles remains out, but is inching closer to a return. Mark Sanchez is an attractive start in a good matchup against the Cowboys. He is the #8 fantasy QB since taking over as the starter in Week 10.

Friday, December 12, 2014, 6:26pm

Giants QB Eli Manning (back, probable) took full practice reps on Friday after being limited earlier in the week and is probable for Week 15. Manning is good to go for a great matchup against the Redskins.

Friday, December 12, 2014, 6:26pm

Redskins QB Colt McCoy (neck, questionable) took full practice reps on Friday after being limited earlier in the week and is questionable for Week 15. McCoy will start against the Giants.

Friday, December 12, 2014, 6:26pm

Titans QB Zach Mettenberger (right shoulder, out) missed practice all week and is out for Week 15. Jake Locker is going to get the start and he’s a worthwhile streaming option for desperate owners given a favorable matchup against the Jets.

Friday, December 12, 2014, 6:26pm

Panthers QB Cam Newton (back, out) has been ruled out for Week 15. Newton has been released from the hospital, but he’s not going to play in Week 15. Derek Anderson will draw the start and is probably the better pocket passer. This means we don’t see this situation as a downgrade for Kelvin Benjamin or Greg Olsen. They both produced big fantasy lines in Week 1 when Anderson started against the Bucs.

Friday, December 12, 2014, 6:26pm

Chargers QB Philip Rivers (chest, back, probable) took full practice reps all week and is probable for Week 15. Rivers should be fine for an AFC West showdown against Denver.

Friday, December 12, 2014, 6:26pm

Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger (not injury related, probable) took full practice reps again Friday and is probable for Week 15. He’s a great start given the matchup against Atlanta.

Friday, December 12, 2014, 6:26pm

Cowboys QB Tony Romo (back, probable) took full practice reps again Friday and is probable for Week 15. He’s a quality start against the Eagles, though the Cowboys have gone pretty run-heavy this season. Romo has a 15:1 TD-to-INT ratio on the road this season.

Friday, December 12, 2014, 6:26pm

Broncos RB C.J. Anderson (ankle, probable) took full practice reps on Friday after being limited earlier in the week and is probable for Week 15. Anderson will continue to carry the load in Week 15.