Week 17 Fantasy Football Practice News & Notes for Friday
Jaguars QB Blake Bortles (right wrist) took full practice reps all week. The Jaguars have nothing to play for, seeing-wise, but HC Doug Marrone has indicated that he isn’t planning to rest any of his starters, so Bortles should be out there on Sunday. Whether he plays a full game is another matter, but Jacksonville seems determined to play to win in Week 17.
Patriots QB Tom Brady (achilles, left shoulder) was removed from the injury report Friday after taking limited practice reps Thursday. No worries here. Brady will be out there for a great matchup against the Jets.
Panthers QB Cam Newton (right shoulder) took full practice reps on Friday after being limited earlier in the week. The Panthers are still in the running to win the NFC South, so Newton should play most of the snaps on Sunday. They need a Saints’ loss to win the division, so if New Orleans jumps out to a big lead, the team could elect to rest Newton for a quarter or two.
Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger (not injury related) missed practice Friday after taking limited reps Thursday. He’s not expected to play on Sunday. The Steelers could get home-field advantage throughout the playoffs with a win and a Patriots’ loss, but the Jets are unlikely to put up much of a fight. Landry Jones will likely get the start.