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Redskins promote Greg Manusky to defensive coordinator

Sunday, January 22, 2017, 12:15pm

Mike Garofolo - [Full Article]

Redskins to promote Greg Manusky to defensive coordinator, sources tell me and @RapSheet. This will be his fourth stint as a DC.

Fantasy Impact:

He was previously the DC for the Colts (4 seasons), Chargers (1 season) and the 49ers (4 seasons). His defenses in Indianapolis were typically not good, but his San Francisco and San Diego defenses finished in the top 16 in yards allowed in four of his five seasons with the two teams.

Redskins RB Rob Kelley undergoes knee surgery

Saturday, January 21, 2017, 2:44pm

Scout.com - [Full Article]

Washington Redskins running back Robert Kelley underwent a surgical procedure on his right knee shortly after the season-ending loss to the New York Giants, a source has confirmed with Breaking Burgundy.

Kelley suffered a sprained knee injury in the Week 16 win over the Chicago Bears, but played against the Giants with a brace. The procedure, considered relatively minor according to a source, lasted approximately 30-45 minutes and dealt with the meniscus. Kelley resumed walking per usual within a couple of days and physical therapy soon after.

Fantasy Impact:

This sounds like a minor repair, so Kelley should be fine by minicamp/OTAs.

Chargers hire Gus Bradley to run the defense

Friday, January 20, 2017, 11:45pm

Adam Schefter - [Full Article]

Former Jaguars HC Gus Bradley has agreed to become DC for then Los Angeles Chargers, per sources.

Fantasy Impact:

Bradley coached back-to-back top 7 defenses (points allowed) in Seattle in 2011-12 before being hired to lead the Jaguars for four seasons. Last year, Jacksonville allowed the 6th-fewest yards while giving up the 8th-most points, an uncommon disparity.

Friday, January 20, 2017, 6:32pm

Steelers QB Zach Mettenberger (illness) took full practice reps again Friday.

Friday, January 20, 2017, 6:32pm

Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger (not injury related) was removed from the injury report Friday. No worries here, Big Ben will be out there against the Patriots. Roethlisberger has averaged 44% fewer fantasy points in 14 road games over the past two seasons.

Friday, January 20, 2017, 6:32pm

Steelers RB LeVeon Bell (not injury related) took full practice reps Friday after missing practice earlier in the week. Bell will be fine to face the Patriots. Unlike his quarterback, Bell has actually been 10% better (PPR) on the road. He has averaged 0.78 rush TD in nine road games over the last two seasons.

Friday, January 20, 2017, 6:32pm

Patriots RB Brandon Bolden (knee, questionable) took limited practice reps all week and is questionable for Week 20.

Friday, January 20, 2017, 6:32pm

Packers RB James Starks (concussion, out) missed practice all week and is out for Week 20.

Friday, January 20, 2017, 6:32pm

Steelers RB Fitzgerald Toussaint (concussion, questionable) took full practice reps all week and is questionable for Week 20.

Friday, January 20, 2017, 6:32pm

Packers WR Davante Adams (ankle, questionable) and Geronimo Allison (hamstring, questionable) missed practice all week and are questionable for Week 20. Jordy Nelson (ribs, questionable) missed practice Friday after taking limited reps Thursday and is questionable for Week 20. All three players are game-time decisions. Adams and Allison are expected to play, and Nelson is apparently trending up.

Friday, January 20, 2017, 6:32pm

Falcons WR Taylor Gabriel (foot) took full practice reps on Friday after being limited earlier in the week. Gabriel typically lines up on the right side of the field, which gives him a great matchup with the left side of the Packer secondary.

Friday, January 20, 2017, 6:32pm

Steelers WR Darrius Heyward-Bey (illness) took full practice reps again Friday.

Friday, January 20, 2017, 6:32pm

Patriots WR Chris Hogan (thigh, questionable) took limited practice reps all week and is questionable for Week 20. Hogan had a “solid limp” in the locker room on Friday per SI’s Greg Bedard, so he may be limited or sidelined this week. If he’s out, Danny Amendola, Malcolm Mitchell and Michael Floyd will try to pick up the slack. Malcolm Mitchell (knee, questionable) and Danny Amendola (ankle, questionable) took limited practice reps all week and are questionable for Week 20.

Friday, January 20, 2017, 6:32pm

Packers WR Jeff Janis (quadricep) took full practice reps again Friday. Janis may see more snaps with the GB receiving corps extremely banged up.

Friday, January 20, 2017, 6:32pm

Falcons WR Julio Jones (toe) returned to take limited reps Friday after missing practice earlier in the week. HC Dan Quinn said Jones “looked good” on Friday and “won’t have any limitations” on Sunday. His toe injury is a concern, but he has a great matchup against the Packers.

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