Patriots RB Damien Harris (ankle) was limited in practice all week and is listed as questionable for Monday night's game vs. the Bills. He was in the same boat last week and ended up inactive. Unless you own both Harris and Sony Michel, we'd avoid the Patriots backfield in Week 16 fantasy lineups.
Patriots RB Damien Harris (ankle) has put in 2 limited practices so far this week. We’ll see what he does on Saturday and how he’s listed on the final injury report for Monday night’s game vs. the Bills. Sony Michel operated as New England’s lead back with Harris out last week.
Chargers TE Hunter Henry has been placed on the COVID list. He's out for Sunday's game against the Broncos; we'll see about Week 17. Henry's absence leaves Donald Parham as Los Angeles' lead TE -- but he'd be a desperation fantasy play. Downgrade QB Justin Herbert a bit with Henry out.
Patriots LB Ja'Whaun Bentley left Sunday's loss to the Dolphins early with an arm injury. In his absence, Terez Hall stepped in for 13 tackles (12 solo). We'll see about Bentley's status heading into next Monday night's game against the Bills. Given that it's the Patriots, though, we wouldn't expect a whole lot of info. New England also watched DE John Simon (hamstring) and CB Stephon Gilmore (leg) leave the Miami game with injuries. We'll see about them for Week 16. Neither has been an IDP worth waiting for, though Gilmore could see an uptick in opportunity volume for the Buffalo matchup.
Patriots DE Lawrence Guy, DT Adam Butler, CB J.C. Jackson and CB Jonathan Jones are all active vs. Miami after entering the day questionable. None is a strong IDP option, but all are available in case you play in a deep league.
Patriots RB Damien Harris (ankle) has been downgraded to out for Sunday's game against the Dolphins. That puts RB Sony Michel back in the lead ball-carrying role -- although he averaged just 8.7 carries per game in that spot over the first 3 weeks of the season. He's just a RB3 or flex play.
Dolphins LB Kyle Van Noy (hip) is questionable for Sunday's game against the Patriots. He missed last week's game with the same injury. Van Noy progressed to 3 limited practices this week after getting on the field just once last week, so he's clearly at least closer to being ready. We'll check his status Sunday morning. LB Elandon Roberts (chest) is also questionable after missing last week's game. He looks unlikely to play. The absence of either would raise the IDP floor for Miami LB Jerome Baker.
Patriots RB Damien Harris (ankle) is listed as questionable for this weekend’s game against the Dolphins. He was added to the injury report on Thursday and limited in the final 2 practices of the week. We’re expecting Harris to play, but check back at noon ET on Sunday to make sure he’s active.
Patriots RB Damien Harris isn't listed on the Week 15 injury report. He appeared to get banged up late in Thursday night's loss to the Rams, but he's evidently fine for this weekend's game vs. Miami. The rookie should remain New England's lead back in that one.
Dolphins LB Kyle Van Noy (hip) is questionable for Sunday's game against the Chiefs. Van Noy missed practice Wednesday and Thursday before putting in a limited workout Friday. He's a weak IDP bet for Week 14.
Titans TE Jonnu Smith (knee) isn't listed on the final injury report and is set to return for Sunday's game vs. the Jaguars. Smith smoked Jacksonville for a 4-84-2 line back in Week 2 but rolls into the rematch with 2 or fewer catches in 6 of his last 7 games. He can only be considered a boom/bust TE2.
Patriots QB Cam Newton was benched in the 4th quarter of Thursday night's loss to the Rams, finishing with 119 scoreless yards and a pick-6 on 9-of-16 passing. HC Bill Belichick said afterwards, though, that Newton remains the starter going forward. Frankly, the Pats don't have a better option. While Newton's arm isn't what it used to be, New England's lack of weapons is the much bigger problem Cam has now fallen short of 120 passing yards in 3 straight games and 4 of his last 5. Only his rushing ability makes him a QB2 the rest of the way.
Titans TE Jonnu Smith (knee) got in a limited practice on Wednesday. That would seem to put him on track to return for this weekend's game against the Jaguars, but we'll see what he does the next 2 days.
Patriots LB Ja'Whaun Bentley (groin) and DB Kyle Dugger (toe) are active for today's game against the Chargers. Both arrived questionable but should be good to use at normal levels.
Raiders WR Nelson Agholor (ankle) isn't listed on the final Week 13 injury report. He only got in a limited practice on Friday, so it's safe to say he won't be at 100% on Sunday. But the plus matchup vs. the Jets keeps him in play as a WR3 or flex.
Titans TE Jonnu Smith (knee) is out for Sunday's game against the Browns. That puts TE Anthony Firkser in play as a lower-end spot-starter in seasonal fantasy leagues and as a punt play in DFS. He's actually run just 42 fewer routes and seen only 9 fewer targets than Smith this season and will now soak up the vast majority of the TE work this weekend. It's also a plus matchup vs. a Cleveland defense sitting 27th in Football Outsiders' TE coverage rankings and 31st in adjusted fantasy points allowed to the position.
Titans TE Jonnu Smith (knee) missed his 2nd straight practice on Thursday. It looks like he's in danger of sitting out this weekend's game against the Browns. His absence would leave Anthony Firkser as Tennessee's lead TE. We'll update the situation again tomorrow.
Raiders WR Nelson Agholor (ankle) missed his 2nd straight practice on Thursday. We don't have any details on the ankle, but his availability for Sunday's game against the Jets appears to be in question. We'll get another update on his status tomorrow.
Titans TE Jonnu Smith missed Wednesday's practice with a knee issue. He didn't see a single target last week but did play 75% of Tennessee's offensive snaps. We'll see if he's able to get back on the practice field tomorrow.
Patriots LB Ja'Whaun Bentley (groin), DB Kyle Dugger (toe) and CB Stephon Gilmore (hand) are active for today's game against the Cardinals. Each hit the day questionable. None is a strong IDP candidate, but they're available if you've had them in your plans.
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