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Packers RB Aaron Jones (knee, ankle) practiced in a limited fashion again on Thursday ahead of Week 17 vs. the Vikings. A full go on Friday would certainly give fantasy managers hope for his availability. Be sure to check back tomorrow once we find out more.

Packers RB Aaron Jones (knee, ankle) was listed as a limited practice participant on Wednesday. The veteran back has appeared in every game this season, so feel pretty good about his availability for Week 17 vs. the Vikings. If something changes on this front, we'll keep you posted.

Packers RB Aaron Jones said after Sunday's win over the Dolphins that his left ankle got "rolled up on" during his 1st carry of the 2nd half. That likely helped keep the touch count down for a player who also entered the game with a knee issue. Jones carries no game status on the final injury report, but he was limited in practice all week. He finished Sunday's game with just 6 carries and 2 targets, including only 2 rushes and 1 target in the 1st half (before the ankle problem). We'll have to watch his status on this week's injury reports in advance of the Week 17 clash with Minnesota.

Vikings WR Justin Jefferson caught 12 balls for 133 yards and a TD in Saturday's win over the Giants. It was his 3rd straight game with more than 120 yards and his 10th game of 100+ this season. Jefferson also passed the franchise records for receptions and receiving yards in a season. He leads the league in receiving yards for the season by more than 200, with #2 Tyreek Hill yet to play. WR Adam Thielen caught just 1 of 5 targets for 6 yards against the Giants. WR K.J. Osborn followed his big Week 15 with 3 catches for 17 yards among 4 targets.

Vikings TE T.J. Hockenson tallied 13 catches for 109 yards and 2 TDs in Saturday's win over the Giants. He tied WR Justin Jefferson for the team lead with 16 targets, while no other Viking drew more than 5 looks or exceeded 3 receptions.

Packers RB Aaron Jones (knee) practiced in a limited fashion all week and does not carry an injury designation ahead of Week 16 vs. the Dolphins. Jones figures to be heavily involved in both the running and passing game. Sunday's game should be a fairly high-scoring affair as well. To make matters even better, the veteran back has received 6 red zone opportunities in back-to-back games. Start Jones as an RB1 with good confidence in Week 16.

Packers RB Aaron Jones (knee) was a limited practice participant on both Wednesday and Thursday to open the week. With so many games on Saturday, it may be a challenge to wait and see with Jones. We consider Jones a top-10 back if he does suit up for Week 16 vs. the Dolphins. Weigh that risk/reward as you make your final roster decisions. Teammate A.J. Dillon has cleared the NFL's concussion protocol already and would stand to benefit greatly if Jones were to be absent on Sunday.

Packers RB Aaron Jones led the team in carries (17) and rushing yards (90) in Sunday's win over the Rams. The veteran also added 4 receptions on 5 targets for 36 yards and 1 TD in the receiving game. Teammate A.J. Dillon played a similarly impactful role in the victory, tallying 36 yards and 2 TDs on the ground on top of 3 receptions of his own for 35 yards. Much of the Packers' offense ran through the backfield in Week 15, and fantasy managers looking ahead to a neutral matchup against the Dolphins next week should hope for the same in Week 16. Consider Jones a strong RB1 and Dillon a viable flex-worthy option.

Packers RB Aaron Jones was limited in Thursday's practice. He's on the injury report with an ankle; it was reportedly a shin injury that limited him in Green Bay's last game prior to the Week 14 bye. We'll keep an eye on Jones over the next few days, but he should be ready for Monday night's game vs. the Rams.

Packers RB Aaron Jones was on the field for Tuesday's post-bye-week practice, according to ESPN's Rob Demovsky. Jones was unable to make it through the Week 13 win over the Bears, but it looks like he'll be available for Monday night's game vs. the Rams. We'll get Green Bay's first official practice report of the week on Thursday.

Vikings WR Justin Jefferson caught 11 balls for a career-high 223 yards in Sunday's loss to the Lions. He accounted for 52.5% of QB Kirk Cousins' 425 passing yards for the game. It was his 8th game this year with more than 100 yards and 3rd straight with at least 11 targets.

Vikings S Harrison Smith (neck) is inactive for today's game against the Lions.

Vikings S Harrison Smith is questionable for Sunday's game against the Lions. He missed Wednesday's practice with an illness but is now listed with a neck issue instead. Smith put in limited practices Thursday and Friday. We'll check his status when inactives come out at about 11:30 a.m. ET Sunday.

The Texans on Wednesday designated EDGE Jonathan Greenard (calf) to return from IR. It was his 1st practice since he suffered a calf tear nearly 2 months ago. HC Lovie Smith said he didn't know how soon Greenard would be ready for game action but told the team website, "We'll find a way to get him into the mix once he's ready to go." We wouldn't be surprised to see a limited role initially for Greenard. He's worth keeping an eye on for deeper IDP formats but doesn't pop as a "must" add on waiver wires.

The Jets limited Vikings WR Justin Jefferson to 45 yards on 7 catches among 11 targets in Sunday's Minnesota win. Jefferson did find the end zone from 10 yards out in the middle of the 4th quarter to save what would have been a disappointing fantasy day by his standards otherwise. A Week 14 clash with the Lions presents an opportunity for Jefferson to avenge his worst outing of the year: 3 catches for 14 yards in Week 3. TE T.J. Hockenson and WR Adam Thielen tied for 2nd in targets against the Jets with 6 apiece. Hockenson caught 4 for 33 yards. Thielen caught 2 balls for 27 yards.

Packers RB Aaron Jones is questionable to return to Sunday’s game with a shin injury. He posted 24 yards on 7 touches prior to departing.

UPDATE: Jones returned to the field prior to halftime.

Vikings WR Justin Jefferson amassed 139 yards and a TD on 9 catches in Thursday night's win over the Patriots. WR Adam Thielen trailed him by just 1 target and matched Jefferson's 9 catches, tallying 61 yards and a TD. TE T.J. Hockenson snagged the other of Kirk Cousins' 3 scoring tosses, totaling a 5-43-1 receiving line among 6 targets. The Minnesota passing game gets a tougher draw against the Jets in Week 13.

The Panthers announced Tuesday that QB Sam Darnold will start Sunday's game against the Broncos. Darnold himself will be far from a real fantasy-lineup option for that matchup, and we're not sure he improves the outlook for the offense on whole. But a move away from Baker Mayfield can't be bad for D.J. Moore's target shares. Moore drew 27.2% of Panthers targets in the 11 games Darnold started last season. He has garnered just 22.6% target share in Mayfield's 5 starts this year.

Vikings WR Justin Jefferson is dealing with a "mild" case of turf toe, according to NFL Network's Tom Pelissero. Jefferson was limited in practice this week and "will need to be managed going forward," per Pelissero. But the injury "isn't expected to impact the Vikings' superstar receiver much" in today's game vs. the Cowboys. Turf toe can be a debilitating injury, so this is certainly worth keeping a close eye on. But Jefferson should stay glued into Week 11 fantasy lineups.

Vikings WR Justin Jefferson (toe) is not listed on the final Week 11 injury report. He was limited in the first 2 practices of the week but was a full-go on Friday. Jefferson should be ready for his usual role vs. the Cowboys this weekend.

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