After sitting out Week 15, Fournette practiced in full all week long and is ready to go for Week 16.
We have Fournette ranked as our No. 10 RB in standard leagues (12th in PPR) against a 49ers defense ranked 22nd vs. RBs, according to our aFPA metric. Feel free to unleash Fournette in your championship matchup.
Saquon Barkley is expected to miss the rest of the season with a torn ACL and the Giants are looking for running back help from outside the organization.
Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that they will have Devonta Freeman in for a workout this week.
Freeman said last week he was waiting to sign as four teams were interested. Freeman waited things out and now the Giants could be the best fit for him. The Giants may also be motivated buyers after Barkley went down with a suspected torn ACL on Sunday, the story said. Freeman may not be able to produce at Barkley’s level, but the Giants may see him as an upgrade on the Dion Lewis and Wayne Gallman combo that currently leads their backfield. Gallman was a surprise scratch in Week 2.
Detroit Lions star wide receiver, Kenny Golladay, who missed a second straight game because of a hamstring injury, is expected to return for next weekend's contest against the Arizona Cardinals, a league source tells ESPN.
ESPN said Golladay was close to playing this past Sunday against the Green Bay Packers, but the Lions didn't want to risk further aggravating the injury. But because of how close Golladay was to playing Sunday, there's a strong sense of optimism he will be back for Week 3, according to the source and the story.
The New Orleans Saints sent Michael Thomas' ankle MRI to Green Bay to renowned surgeon Dr. Robert Anderson, who determined that the star wide receiver has a mild high ankle sprain, sources tell ESPN.
The Saints play their Week 3 game against the Packers in Green Bay, where they will have Thomas meet in person with Anderson, who also is the Packers' team doctor.
This sets up a potentially ironic scenario in which the Packers' doctor might be the one who signs off on Thomas returning to play against his team.
While any high ankle sprain might have sidelined some players for weeks, that might not be the case with Thomas, who already has been ruled out for Monday night's game against the Raiders, the story said. But, according to ESPN, Thomas surprised the Saints last week with how well he was faring despite his injury.