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ESPN's Adam Schefter reported on Thursday afternoon that Steelers QB Kenny Pickett (ankle) has been officially ruled out for Week 16 vs. the Bengals. Although Pickett had been able to log limited practice participation on Tuesday and Wednesday, it was widely anticipated that he would not make his return this week. HC Mike Tomlin had already named Mason Rudolph as the team's starter for Saturday several days ago, which lines up with our projections. Unless you are in desperation mode, it's best to leave Rudolph out of fantasy lineups. See where he lands in our current QB rankings.

Steelers QB Kenny Pickett (ankle) got in a limited practice on Tuesday. HC Mike Tomlin named QB Mason Rudolph the Week 16 starter on Monday but also didn't rule out Pickett being able to return. We'll keep an eye on his progress over the next few days, but hopefully you're not invested in this situation in fantasy lineups.

Eagles QB Jalen Hurts completed 17 of 31 passes for 143 yards with 2 INTs in Week 15 vs. the Seahawks. He’d entered the game listed as ‘Questionable’ due to an illness and certainly struggled as a passer on Monday night. Fortunately, Hurts’ 82 rushing yards and pair of scores as a runner helped to mask those deficiencies and elevate his fantasy performance. Managers should feel comfortable rolling out Hurts again in Week 16 in a soft matchup vs. the Giants (25th in total defense DVOA in 2023).

Eagles QB Jalen Hurts (illness) is active for tonight’s game vs. the Seahawks. He was so sick on Sunday that his status for this one was reportedly in real doubt. It’s possible that the illness is a factor in this one. But if you waited on Hurts, get him in your lineup.

Buccaneers LB Devin White entered Sunday questionable with a foot injury. So when he turned up inactive against the Packers, that seemed to be the reason. But Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times reports that Bucs coaches told White ahead of the game that he wouldn't start. He responded that he "couldn't go," and was thus a healthy scratch. Barring some public change on that story, it's tough to see why Tampa would go back to White for Week 16. So don't plan to have the veteran LB available for IDP use. K.J. Britt took White's spot but collected only 6 tackles (3 solo, 1 tackle for loss). Lavonte David should be the only Bucs LB in your fantasy considerations the next two weeks.

The Eagles expect QB Jalen Hurts (illness) to be able to play vs. the Seahawks on Monday night, according to FOX Sports' Jay Glazer. We'd keep Hurts in Week 15 fantasy lineups in most cases, while rostering backup QB Marcus Mariota as insurance.

Buccaneers LB Devin White (foot) is inactive for today's game against the Packers. That means another start for rookie LB Sirvocea Dennis, who's merely a low-level IDP option. CB Jamel Dean (ankle, foot) and DT Vita Vea (toe) are active. Vea's a surprise after he didn't practice all week and got listed as doubtful. His return helps the Tampa Bay run defense.

The Eagles have added QB Jalen Hurts to the injury report as questionable for Monday night's game against the Seahawks. The change reportedly came after Hurts woke up sicker than expected Sunday morning. ESPN's Adam Schefter reports that Hurts is traveling separately from the team, and we'll have to see Monday whether he's able to play. If you're counting on Hurts, try to stash backup QB Marcus Mariota now. If that's not an option and you'd be left with no QB if Hurts is inactive, then you'll have to decide whether to take that risk. Players don't usually go inactive for illness, so we'd guess that Hurts will play. But it's only a guess at this point.

Buccaneers LB Devin White (foot) is questionable for Sunday's game against the Packers. HC Todd Bowles told reporters Friday that White will be a "game-day decision." That's a little surprising after he put in full practices Thursday and Friday, but White did miss the past two games. We'll check his status Sunday but would bet he'll play. Tampa Bay ruled CB Carlton Davis (groin) out. DT Vita Vea (toe) is doubtful. CB Jamel Dean (ankle, foot) is questionable.

Lions HC Dan Campbell said Thursday that S C.J. Gardner-Johnson is ready to return from his Week 2 pectoral tear and could start practicing as soon as next week. "He's one of the X-Men, he's got these mutant genes because he has healed extremely quickly, and he's gotten his strength back. It is secure," Campbell said, according to ESPN's Eric Woodyard. "So, yeah, he's going to be ready to go here pretty soon." Campbell added that they still need to work out the "plan" for getting Gardner-Johnson back into football shape. It's tough to expect him to make an impact in IDP lineups before the end of this season, but we'll watch the safety's status.

Steelers QB Kenny Pickett (ankle) is out for Saturday's game vs. the Colts, HC Mike Tomlin said Monday. The fact that Pickett has been ruled out this early in the week means he's nowhere close to returning. QB Mitchell Trubisky gets another start this weekend after a miserable showing vs. the Patriots this past Thursday.

The Buccaneers have ruled LB Devin White (foot) out for the second straight game. That should mean a start for rookie LB SirVocea Dennis, who's off the final injury report after missing last week with an illness. LB LaVonte David is also ready to return after missing the past two games with a groin injury. Check our Week 14 LB rankings to see where each guy lands. David's week of full practices and his upside matchup has moved him way up vs. the start of the week. Tampa Bay has also ruled out CB Jamel Dean (ankle, foot). DT Vita Vea (toe) is questionable after missing all three practice days. His status shouldn't impact many IDP lineups, but his absence would improve the matchup for Falcons RBs.

Eagles TE Dallas Goedert (forearm) put in a full week of practice and isn’t listed on the final injury report for Sunday’s game vs. the Cowboys. We’ll look for reports on Philadelphia’s plans for Goedert in his first game since Week 9, but we’re tentatively expecting him to play a full slate of snaps. See where Goedert lands in the Week 14 TE Rankings.

Patriots WR DeVante Parker (knee) is inactive for tonight's game vs. the Steelers. He joins WRs Demario Douglas (concussion) and Kayshon Boutte (shoulder) on the sidelines for this one. That leaves New England with JuJu Smith-Schuster, Tyquan Thornton, Jalen Reagor, and special-teamer Matthew Slater as the only four active WRs. It remains a situation to avoid with the Patriots sporting a 12.25-point implied total.

Eagles TE Dallas Goedert (forearm) confirmed in a Tuesday radio appearance that he expects to return for Sunday night's showdown with the Cowboys. “It’s been healing really well," Goedert said of his broken forearm. “It’s probably feeling like 85-90 percent of the way there. Feeling really good back to normal. ... I’m able to do everything I need to do in my position group, so I’m planning on going down to Dallas and playing every snap that they allow me to. Hopefully I don’t have a limit on my snaps. I know when I came back last year I didn’t, so hopefully it’s kinda the same thing.” We'll look for further updates on Philadelphia's plan for Goedert in his first action since Week 9. He'll come with a bit more risk in fantasy than usual this week, but Goedert will belong in plenty of starting lineups. See where he currently sits in the Week 14 TE Rankings.

The Eagles have agreed to a one-year deal with LB Shaquille Leonard. That gives the veteran LB a strong opportunity to reach the starting lineup. Philly already has LB Nakobe Dean (foot) on IR and missed LB Zach Cunningham (hamstring) in Sunday's loss to the 49ers. That left Nicholas Morrow as the position's only full-timer and Christian Elliss next at 75% snap share. We'd guess that opportunity was a key to Leonard choosing the Eagles, and we'll watch for word on his immediate role. Of course, Leonard hit the open market in part because his performance -- and fantasy production -- lagged well short of past seasons in Indianapolis. So don't get too excited about the veteran in your IDP league. But he's OK to pick up in deeper formats.

Eagles WR DeVonta Smith enjoyed a third straight strong outing Sunday, with TE Dallas Goedert (forearm) still out. Smith tallied a team-high 9 receptions for 96 yards on 11 targets in Sunday. He has reached 8 targets in a game six times this season. Half of those have come in the three games since Goedert went down. Philly expects to get Goedert back for Week 14 against the Cowboys. That could challenge Smith's target share. But it'll be tough to bet against Smith after five straight top-18 PPR finishes. He gets a challenging matchup with Dallas in Week 14 before a softer finish: three slightly positive matchups with the Seahawks, Giants, and Cardinals.

On Sunday evening, Gerry Dulac of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette tweeted that Steelers QB Kenny Pickett is scheduled to undergo ankle surgery on Monday. He is expected to miss 2-4 weeks, effectively making backup Mitchell Trubisky the starter. The Steelers are set for a quick turnaround, with their next game coming Thursday night vs. the Patriots. Consider Trubsiky as a low-end QB2 option.

Steelers QB Kenny Pickett will miss an "extended period" with his ankle injury, according to The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette's Gerry Dulac. We'll look for a more detailed diagnosis and timetable for Pickett's return, but it sounds like it'll be QB Mitchell Trubisky under center for the Steelers for the foreseeable future. He's completed 63.8% of his passes at 6.7 yards per attempt over the past two seasons in Pittsburgh. Trubisky will be a bottom-barrel QB2 in fantasy football but probably won't be a significant downgrade from Pickett for the offense.

Eagles QB Jalen Hurts headed to the locker room during the second half of Sunday's game vs. the 49ers for a concussion check. We'll update his status as soon as we know more. QB Marcus Mariota is Philly's backup.

Update: Hurts returned in the fourth quarter.

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