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MNF Injury Report Week 14 - Roddy White QUESTIONABLE

Saturday, December 6, 2014, 4:12pm

CB Robert Alford (wrist)

DE Stansly Maponga (elbow), WR Roddy White (ankle)

G Justin Blalock (back), WR Harry Douglas (foot)

(Green Bay did not practice on Saturday. The Saturday practice report is an estimation.)

LB Jamari Lattimore (ankle), DE Luther Robinson (calf)

CB Sam Shields (concussion)

DE Josh Boyd (knee), DT Mike Daniels (back), G T.J. Lang (ankle), LB Nick Perry (shoulder), G Josh Sitton (toe), G Lane Taylor (illness)

Fantasy Impact:

We reported earlier Saturday that White said he would play, but the Falcons were also optimistic last week about White and he ended up inactive. Harry Douglas, listed as probable, would be a decent handcuff option for White owners.

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Aaron Dobson placed on IR

Saturday, December 6, 2014, 2:30pm - [Full Article]

The New England Patriots announced that they have placed second-year WR Aaron Dobson on injured reserve. Dobson injured his hamstring in the second half of the Patriots loss at Green Bay last Sunday. Dobson played in four games with one start in 2014 and finished with three receptions for 38 yards.

Fantasy Impact:

Dobson had a chance to be a big contributor this season but could never get going. Brandon LaFell has taken over WR duties with Julian Edelman and Danny Amendola.

Report says Rashad Jennings (ankle) traveling with Giants

Saturday, December 6, 2014, 2:27pm

Dan Graziano on Twitter - [Full Article]

RB Rashad Jennings WILL travel with the Giants to Nashville Saturday.

Fantasy Impact:

It's a great matchup against the Titans rushing defense, but owners playing Jennings will have to wonder if Jennings is limited in anyway. With Andre Williams, this could very well be a committee situation, but either way, Jennings is shaping up to be a game-time call.

Roddy White confident he'll play Monday night

Saturday, December 6, 2014, 2:24pm

ESPN - [Full Article]

Atlanta Falcons receiver Roddy White, who missed last week's game with a left ankle sprain, participated in practice Friday and expressed confidence about playing Monday night versus the Packers.

White is listed as questionable going into the game. Saturday was the first day this week he was on the field with a helmet doing some work.

"It felt pretty good out there, man," White said. "Just out there relaxing; catching some balls, working on timing and stuff like that. It was good man. I needed to get out there and go out there with Matt (Ryan) and work on timing for a little while. That's what we did."

Fantasy Impact:

Keep in mind, the Falcons were confident about White playing last week against the Cardinals, but he was inactive. His questionable status makes one wonder if it could again be a game-time decision. We always say it's tough to trust a player's opinion of his injury status.

Saturday, December 6, 2014, 2:22pm - [Full Article]

Redskins wide receiver Aldrick Robinson was waived on Saturday, reports John Keim of

Robinson's career highlight has been a 68-yard bomb from Griffin in the Redskins' 38-31 victory over the Cowboys on Thanksgiving two years ago.

A one-dimensional deep threat, Robinson was seventh in the pecking order at wide receiver prior to his release. The 2011 sixth-round draft pick has caught just one pass for six yards this season.

Saturday, December 6, 2014, 2:21pm

Denver Post - [Full Article]

Needing greater length on their kickoffs, the Broncos promoted kicker Brandon McManus from their practice squad to 53-man roster Saturday.

McManus’ promotion was expected. The surprise was that the Broncos made roster room for McManus by waiving rookie Isaiah Burse, who had handled all 53 of the team’s punt returns this season.

Fantasy Impact:

McManus will kick off in the Broncos’ game Sunday against the Buffalo Bills while Connor Barth will handle the field goal duties.

Saturday, December 6, 2014, 2:20pm - [Full Article]

Benched in favor of Charles Johnson, 2013 first-round draft pick Cordarelle Patterson's long-awaited breakout season is on hiatus.

Although Patterson is no longer part of the Minnesota Vikings' offense, wide receivers coach George Stewart insists the former Tennessee star still has a bright future with the club.

"The misconception that he's in somebody's doghouse, that's totally false," Stewart said this week, via The Star Tribune. "... I wouldn't put the term 'bust' on Cordarrelle. He's going to play good football for us. He's a first-round pick for a reason, and he's going to be very successful for us going forward."

Fantasy Impact:

Patterson's development has stalled because he's a niche offensive weapon rather than a pure wide receiver. At this point in his career, his route tree is limited to flies, screens, slants and in-turning crossers. If it doesn't happen within five yards of the line of scrimmage, Patterson doesn't get the ball, the story points out.

Saturday, December 6, 2014, 2:18pm

USA Today - [Full Article]

If Adrian Peterson loses his appeal, the banished Minnesota Vikings star won't play another game before his 30th birthday in March, barring a rapid and successful legal challenge.

But Peterson doesn't buy the notion that age, the legal turmoil that touched off a fight with the NFL or the loss of nearly an entire season have erased his chances to accomplish his long-established goal of becoming the league's all-time leading rusher.

"People say, 'Oh, running back hits 34, 35 (and he's done). When you get to 30, you go down.' I don't believe that," Peterson told USA TODAY Sports on Nov. 20, in his only extended interview since his legal troubles began nearly three months ago.

"I believe I'm just now here in my prime. I believe these next five or six years – or however long I decide to play – it's going to be the same production and I'm going to do even better than I did before in my 20s."

Fantasy Impact:

Appeals officer Harold Henderson this week heard Peterson's case to vacate the NFL's decision to suspend him Nov. 18 for at least the rest of this season, with reinstatement no sooner than April 15, 2015. Henderson encouraged both sides to settle, but the league had not made a formal offer as of Friday morning, a person with knowledge of the situation told USA TODAY Sports.

Saturday, December 6, 2014, 8:56am

Boston Herald - [Full Article]

With four games remaining, Patriots WR Brandon LaFell has already recorded career highs with 53 receptions, 712 yards and seven touchdowns. It was a bittersweet accomplishment on the heels of the Pats’ defeat against the Green Bay Packers.

“At this point, coming off this loss, it doesn’t feel too good,” LaFell said. “Overall, it feels kind of good knowing that I’ve still got four games left and I’ve already surpassed my career highs in yards, catches, touchdowns and all things like that. I just hope I can continue to provide those numbers and be a weapon in this offense.”

Fantasy Impact:

The story pointed out that, LaFell, who signed a three-year, $9 million contract last offseason after spending his first four years with the Carolina Panthers, surely looked the part in training camp, but didn’t catch a pass on six targets in the season opener against the Miami Dolphins and Tom Brady never looked his way in Week 2 against the Minnesota Vikings. LaFell has come a long way and has been a nice, consistent wire pickup for owners. He has a favorable matchup this week against the Chargers before an average matchup against Miami in Week 15 and then a potentially difficult one against the Jets in Week 16.

Saturday, December 6, 2014, 8:49am

Pro Football Talk - [Full Article]

Colts running back Trent Richardson has been a major disappointment since he was traded early last season from Cleveland to Indianapolis. But Richardson says he’s still the same player who was once viewed as an elite running back prospect.

Richardson, who is preparing to face his former team on Sunday, says he has the confidence to brush off the people who point out that he’s come up short in Indianapolis. That confidence stems from his own belief that he’s still the same guy who was the No. 3 overall pick in the 2012 NFL draft.

“When I hear people talk down about me, I just laugh at them and I say, ‘God bless you,’” Richardson said. “I want everybody to see and know that I’m still that running back, I’m still that guy that Cleveland chose with the third pick. A lot of people are saying Trent is a mistake and he was bad and he was that, but I’m telling you folks now, watch these next four weeks and see what happens.”

Fantasy Impact:

Whether it's true or not, it seems like Dan Herron has passed Richardson after just one week, and despite fumbling. As the story points out, through Richardson's first 27 games as a Colt, he has averaged 3.05 yards a carry and 33.5 yards a game.

Jimmy Graham's shoulder still an issue at times

Saturday, December 6, 2014, 8:11am

The Advocate - [Full Article]

Given his performance in recent weeks, the shoulder injury Jimmy Graham dealt with earlier this season might feel like a distant memory for those observing games.

But for the man they’re observing, the shoulder is still very much an issue.

The Saints tight end said Friday that he’s still managing the pain in his shoulder “every day” and that it has impacted his blocking this season.

“At times this year the shoulder has really held me back sometimes,” Graham said. “Other times I’m able to fight through the pain. I just got to man up and keep doing it.”

Fantasy Impact:

Graham initially injured his shoulder during a Week 5 game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Coming out of a Week 6 bye, Graham was limited to 30 snaps in the next game against the Detroit Lions. He’s not appeared to be limited since, the story said. Graham currently has 65 catches for 670 yards with nine touchdowns this season. He did not record a catch during last week’s loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers, but his presence and the fact that he drew double teams on many snaps helped open things up for the offense, the story also pointed out.

Friday, December 5, 2014, 6:38pm

Jaguars QB Blake Bortles (right shoulder, ankle, probable) took full practice reps all week and is probable for Week 14. No worries here.

Friday, December 5, 2014, 6:38pm

Patriots QB Tom Brady (ankle, probable) took full practice reps again Thursday and is probable for Week 14. Brady will be ready to go in a showdown with Philip Rivers.

Friday, December 5, 2014, 6:38pm

Eagles QB Nick Foles (collarbone, out) has been ruled out for Week 14. Mark Sanchez has a tough matchup this week against Seattle, but at least the game is at home.

Friday, December 5, 2014, 6:38pm

Titans QB Zach Mettenberger (right shoulder, questionable) took limited practice reps all week and is questionable for Week 14. Mettenberger is expected to play through the injury, though he’s going to be shorthanded this week without Justin Hunter (spleen) and Kendall Wright (wrist).