Patriots Fantasy News

Rapoport: Steelers RB James Conner likely OUT Week 15

Saturday, December 15, 2018, 3:02pm

Ian Rapoport - [Full Article]

Steelers RB James Conner, listed as questionable with an ankle injury, is unlikely to play vs. the #Patriots, source said. He should be good to go Week 16, though.

The Steelers downgraded Conner to doubtful Saturday afternoon.

Related player: Jaylen Samuels

Fantasy Impact:

Samuels should step back into a high volume role that should again make him an upside RB2 in Week 15.

Friday, December 14, 2018, 6:47pm

Patriots TE Dwayne Allen (knee) was removed from the injury report Friday after taking full practice reps Thursday.

Friday, December 14, 2018, 6:47pm

Steelers RB James Conner (ankle, questionable) returned to take limited reps Friday after missing practice earlier in the week and is questionable for Week 15. The return to practice makes it possible that Conner returns this week. The Steelers play late on Sunday, which complicates matters, so hopefully we have more clarity by Saturday night. In his absence last week, Jaylen Samuels turned 18 touches (7 catches) into 92 total yards. He should see a similar workload against the Patriots if Conner can’t play.

Thursday, December 13, 2018, 6:59pm

Patriots TE Dwayne Allen (knee) took full practice reps again Thursday.

Thursday, December 13, 2018, 6:59pm

Steelers RB James Conner (ankle) missed practice again Thursday. Conner will probably sit another week, though OC Randy Fichtner said that he could play without practice. We’re not holding our breath. In his absence last week, Jaylen Samuels turned 18 touches (7 catches) into 92 total yards. He should see a similar workload against the Patriots.

Thursday, December 13, 2018, 6:59pm

Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger (ribs) returned to full practice reps Thursday after missing Wednesday. The full practice indicates that Big Ben will almost certainly be out there for a showdown with the Patriots on Sunday.

Wednesday, December 12, 2018, 7:48pm

Patriots TE Dwayne Allen (knee) practiced fully Wednesday.

Wednesday, December 12, 2018, 7:48pm

Steelers RB James Conner (ankle) did not practice Wednesday. Conner will probably sit another week. In his absence, Jaylen Samuels turned 18 touches (7 catches) into 92 total yards. He should see a similar workload against the Patriots.

Wednesday, December 12, 2018, 7:48pm

Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger (ribs) did not practice Wednesday. Roethlisberger finished the game last week so we would expect him to be out there against the Patriots on Sunday.

Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger (ribs) expects to play Week 15

Tuesday, December 11, 2018, 11:53am

Aditi Kinkhabwala on Twitter - [Full Article]

Ben Roethlisberger says on his radio show, “No, no, I don’t think so,” when asked if there’s any reason he wouldn’t play Sunday vs the Patriots.

Fantasy Impact:

Roethlisberger left the game for a bit in Week 14 against the Raiders because of the rib injury but did return, so he should be able to go in Week 15 against the Patriots. It's a big game for the Steelers, who suddenly find themselves in a tough spot with the Patriots and Saints as opponents over the next two weeks.

Dolphins QB Ryan Tannehill returns after ankle injury

Sunday, December 9, 2018, 5:50pm

Miami Herald - [Full Article]

Ryan Tannehill left the Dolphins-Patriots game late in the first half after Ja’Wuan James accidentally stepped on his right foot on a sack.

Related players: Brock Osweiler

Fantasy Impact:

Tannehill stayed down briefly before walking off under his own power. He had a noticeable limp, appearing to favor his right foot or ankle. But, he was the first Dolphins player out of the locker room, and after testing out the injury during a brief warm-up, returned to the game. He finished the game with three TDs.

Friday, December 7, 2018, 7:05pm

Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski (ankle, back) was removed from the injury report Friday. He’ll be fine to face the Dolphins.

Friday, December 7, 2018, 7:05pm

Patriots TE Dwayne Allen (knee, questionable) took full practice reps on Friday after being limited earlier in the week and is questionable for Week 14.

Friday, December 7, 2018, 7:05pm

Patriots QB Tom Brady (knee) was removed from the injury report Friday. He’s good to go for Week 14. He hasn’t been his usual self this year but this is a good spot for him against a shaky Dolphins pass defense.

Thursday, December 6, 2018, 7:04pm

Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski (ankle, back) was removed from the injury report Thursday after taking limited practice reps Wednesday. Gronk will be out there against the Dolphins.