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Wednesday, December 17, 2014, 5:57pm

Bills RB Anthony Dixon (shoulder) practiced fully Wednesday.

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Wednesday, December 17, 2014, 5:57pm

Texans RB Arian Foster (hip) did not practice Wednesday. Foster had a groin injury last week, but now it’s his hip that is bothering him. We’re penciling him into lineups for now.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014, 5:57pm

Redskins RB Roy Helu (toe) practiced fully Wednesday. It sounds as if Helu will play in Week 16. This should kill any budding value that Chris Thompson had after a productive Week 15.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014, 5:57pm

Giants RB Rashad Jennings (ankle) did not practice Wednesday. Consider Jennings doubtful to play in Week 16. Andre Williams will be a decent start against St. Louis.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014, 5:57pm

Jets RB Chris Johnson (knee) practiced fully Wednesday. Johnson should be fine to frustrate his owners again in Week 16.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014, 5:57pm

Packers RB Eddie Lacy (eye) took limited practice reps Wednesday. Lacy should be fine to face the Bucs. It’s a good sign that the hip injury is no longer an issue.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014, 5:57pm

Titans RB Dexter McCluster (knee, out) did not practice Wednesday. McCluster may miss the rest of the season. His absence should open up passing down snaps for Bishop Sankey and/or Leon Washington.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014, 5:57pm

Cowboys RB DeMarco Murray (hand) did not practice Wednesday. Murray participated in individual drills, though the official report says that he didn’t practice. Given his return, even in a limited fashion, it looks as if Murray is on track to play in Week 16. His workload may be limited somewhat to avoid hits on that left hand, but he should be out there for fantasy owners. He should also be able to run to the right effectively, though his stiff-arm in either direction may not be available. When he runs to the left, he may have to carry the ball in his right hand, increasing the likelihood of a fumble. The defense will certainly be aware of his injury and try to force a fumble. The Cowboys would be wise to utilize Joseph Randle in the running game and especially Lance Dunbar in the passing game since Murray's ability to catch the ball may be somewhat limited. But if he's active, he's pretty much a must-start given his production this season.

 

Wednesday, December 17, 2014, 5:57pm

Ravens RB Bernard Pierce (back) took limited practice reps Wednesday. Pierce will continue to serve as the primary backup to Justin Forsett with Lorenzo Taliaferro out for the year.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014, 5:57pm

Eagles RB Chris Polk (ankle) practiced fully Wednesday.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014, 5:57pm

Dolphins RB Daniel Thomas (knee) did not practice Wednesday.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014, 5:57pm

Patriots RB Shane Vereen (ankle) took limited practice reps Wednesday. Vereen should be fine to face the Jets. If New England struggles to run between the tackles, they may turn to Vereen in the short passing game to move the chains.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014, 5:57pm

Panthers RB DeAngelo Williams (hand) took limited practice reps Wednesday. Williams may make his return this week, but isn’t much of a fantasy option, especially with Jonathan Stewart running well. Stewart is averaging 19.0 touches in the last three games and is averaging 5.8 YPC in that span.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014, 5:57pm

Falcons WR Harry Douglas (foot) did not practice Wednesday. Douglas typically rests on Wednesdays after suffering this foot injury. If Julio Jones is back, Douglas won’t be startable, but he’s a WR2-type if Jones remains out.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014, 5:57pm

Patriots WR Julian Edelman (thigh, concussion) took limited practice reps Wednesday. Edelman apparently is in the concussion protocol, but it’s a good sign that he’s practicing this early in the week.

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