Washington LB Will Compton signed his restricted free-agent tender this week and will spend at least 1 more year with the team. He'll likely compete with Mason Foster and free-agent addition Zach Brown for the 2 starting spots inside Washington's 3-4 base defense. Don't be surprised if the team adds another player to the competition via the NFL Draft.
Falcons WR Julio Jones is expected to be ready for the start of training camp, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Jones underwent what was deemed a minor foot surgery on March 6. He was in a boot but getting around without crutches at an appearance on Wednesday. “I’m good,” Jones said. "My thing right now is recovery." We'll continue to track his progress. For now, there's no reason to believe the procedure will impact Jones' 2017 campaign.
Falcons WR Julio Jones had what the team calls a "minor foot procedure" on Monday. NFL Network's Ian Rapoport hears that the surgery addressed a bunion that "had bothered him for years." We don't have any details on how long Jones will be sidelined, but this doesn't seem like something that will impact his 2017 season. Still, durability remains an issue for a guy who's missed 17 games over 6 NFL seasons.
Dolphins QB Ryan Tannehill is ready for the start of the team's offseason program in April, according to the Miami Herald's Armando Salguero. Tannehill avoided surgery on his partially torn ACL and sprained MCL and completed his rehab in early February. He's expected to wear a brace on the left knee this season. Barring any setbacks, though, it won't be a concern for his 2017 fantasy stock.
Falcons WR Julio Jones told reporters on Tuesday that he'll be evaluated in March to determine if he needs toe surgery. Jones suffered the injury -- either turf toe or a sprain, depending on who you ask -- in Week 13 and missed the next 2 games. He was dominant the rest of the way, though, even despite aggravating the issue in the Divisional Round of the playoffs. We'll keep an eye on whether Jones goes under the knife and how long he's sidelined for. Durability remains a concern for a guy who's missed 17 games over 6 seasons. But Jones has still finished as a top 6 PPR WR in 3 straight years. He'll be an early- to mid-1st-round pick in 2017 fantasy drafts.
A source tells the Miami Herald's Armando Salguero that Dolphins QB Ryan Tannehill's knee is "stable." Tannehill escaped with just a sprained ACL and MCL, and this report seems to confirm that he won't need surgery. VP of Football Operations Mike Tannenbaum is confident that Tannehill will be ready for the 2017 season. “Ryan’s working really hard," Tannenbaum said. "We’re encouraged by his progress. We’re going to closely monitor it and we’re excited about the future with him.” Tannehill set career bests in completion rate (67.1%) and yards per attempt (7.7) this past year but was sitting just 22nd among QBs in fantasy points through 13 healthy weeks. That was due in large part to a run-heavier Miami offense. Tannehill's 29.9 pass attempts per game were a career low.
Falcons WR Julio Jones (toe) isn't listed on the final injury report. He was officially limited in Friday's practice after sitting out the previous 2 days, but HC Dan Quinn said Jones "looked good" and "won't have any limitations" on Sunday vs. Green Bay. It's still tough to believe that he'll be anywhere close to 100%, but Jones is still capable of being a difference-maker this weekend.
Falcons HC Dan Quinn said Monday that WR Julio Jones (toe) will be "ready to rock" for Sunday's NFC Championship against the Packers, although he'll be limited in practice this week. Jones aggravated the toe injury he originally suffered in Week 13 and was sidelined for much of the 4th quarter of Saturday's win over the Seahawks. He ended up playing a season-low 58.3% of the snaps. Quinn's optimism -- and the fact that Jones will practice at all this week -- are obviously good signs, though. We'll keep an eye on him.
Falcons WR Julio Jones aggravated his sprained toe in Saturday's win over the Seahawks, HC Dan Quinn said afterward. Jones was noticeably hobbled at multiple times during the game and was sidelined late in the 4th quarter. "No concern, at the moment," Quinn said. "We'll have more information on that later. It will be sore, but he's certainly somebody that's able to battle through it. So, I anticipate him being ready to rock next week." We'll be on Julio Watch throughout next week.
Dolphins QB Ryan Tannehill (knee) returned to a limited practice on Friday, per the Miami Herald's Barry Jackson. Tannehill won't play against the Steelers this weekend, but it looks like he'd have a shot to be under center for the Divisional Round if Miami advances.
Giants CB Janoris Jenkins (back) is active for today's game against Washington. He returns after missing last week's loss to Philly, but we'd be surprised if he plays the whole way in a game the Giants don't need.
When asked if he'd monitor the snaps of WR Julio Jones in Sunday's finale, Falcons HC Dan Quinn said Friday: "He looked good over the last couple of days, so I'm not going to monitor him. If it gets sore, then we'll take him out. He looked good in practice today. He looked strong. He looked explosive." That comes via ESPN's Vaughn McClure. The "if it gets sore" reminds everyone that there's some re-injury risk to Jones. But this is certainly a positive take overall. He's a must-play for season-long formats and a high-ceiling option for DFS lineups.
There's "reason for optimism" that Dolphins QB Ryan Tannehill (knee) could return for the playoffs, according to the Miami Herald's Adam Beasley. Tannehill has shed his cast and was walking without crutches on Saturday. Miami needs either a Broncos loss to the Chiefs on Sunday night or a win over the Patriots in Week 17 to clinch a postseason berth. QB Matt Moore will start vs. New England.
Washington ILB Will Compton (knee) is active for today's game against the Bears after missing the Monday night loss to the Panthers. He's OK for your IDP lineup, but we'd rather use teammate ILB Mason Foster without the knee question. Other questionable Washington defenders who are active include OLB Ryan Kerrigan (elbow) and DE Chris Baker (ankle).
Falcons WR Julio Jones (toe) is not listed on the final injury report. He practiced all week, including a full workout on Friday. Jones might be closer to 100% for Saturday’s game against the Panthers than we originally thought. He belongs in Week 16 fantasy lineups.
Giants CB Janoris Jenkins (back) will be inactive for tonight's game against the Eagles. He's not a big loss for IDP owners. He does take some big-play upside away from the team D but doesn't kill the unit's fantasy outlook against a bad Philly offense.
Falcons WR Julio Jones (toe) was on the practice field again on Thursday. It means his toe responded well to Wednesday's workout. Jones is on track to play against the Panthers this weekend. Even at less than 100%, he'll be a must-start in Week 16 fantasy lineups.
Falcons HC Dan Quinn said Wednesday that WR Julio Jones (toe) will be "full speed in certain situations" against the Panthers this weekend. That's a muddied statement but might mean that Jones will be on a snap count on Saturday. His fantasy ceiling and floor will be lower than usual for Week 16. But an active Jones will be nearly impossible to bench against a flammable Panthers secondary that he burnt for 300 yards earlier this season.
Falcons WR Julio Jones (toe) will "participate some" in Tuesday's practice, HC Dan Quinn said. Atlanta is optimistic about Jones' Week 16 status, but his availability might ultimately depend on how that toe responds to his workouts this week. We'll continue to keep a close eye on the situation.
Giants CB Janoris Jenkins left Sunday's win over the Lions early after taking a knee to the back. "I'm good. I'm fine," he told ESPN's Josina Anderson after the game, but Jenkins will have further testing to see if he'll miss further time. The Giants face a quick turnaround before Thursday night's trip to Philly.