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The Jets have fired HC Todd Bowles. He compiled a 24-40 record in 4 seasons at the helm -- with 10 of those wins coming in his 1st season. The Jets won 5, 5 and 4 games the past 3 years. The team shouldn't have trouble attracting quality HC candidates with QB Sam Darnold and over $100 million in salary cap space.

The Panthers have ruled DT Kawann Short (calf) out for Sunday's finale at New Orleans.

Panthers HC Ron Rivera suggested that he'll consider limiting RB Christian McCaffrey's workload in this weekend's finale, saying "we need to be smart." There was no sign of that in Week 16, with CMC playing 90% of the snaps, carrying 21 times and seeing 13 targets. We'll keep an eye on the situation the rest of the week.

Panthers DT Kawann Short is inactive for today's game against the Falcons because of a calf injury. That takes Carolina's best D-lineman out of the lineup, improving the matchup for Falcons RB Tevin Coleman. The 1st meeting found Coleman delivering 1 of his two 100-yard rushing lines so far this year.

Panthers DT Kawann Short is surprisingly active for tonight’s game against the Saints. Short entered the day doubtful, which should mean that IDP owners already went with someone else. If you were holding out, though, he’s available

Panthers DT Kawann Short is doubtful for Monday night's game against the Saints with a calf injury that kept him out of practice Friday and Saturday. We've knocked Short out of the Week 15 IDP rankings, where he was just a low-level option anyway.

Jets QB Sam Darnold limped to the locker room in the 1st quarter of Sunday's game in Buffalo. This looks like an aggravation of the right foot injury that cost him the previous 3 games. We'll update Darnold's status when we learn more. QB Josh McCown is in the game for the Jets.

Update: Darnold returned later in the 1st quarter.

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Saints TE Dan Arnold is inactive for today's game against the Bucs. He wasn't on the injury report, so it looks like he's a healthy scratch. That's a surprise after Arnold's role had grown in recent weeks. His absence leaves Josh Hill and Ben Watson at TE. Neither is a reliable fantasy play.

Jets QB Sam Darnold (foot) put in a full week of practice and isn't listed on the final injury report. He's fully expected to start Sunday’s game against the Bills. The rookie has disappointed more often than not this season and isn’t a viable Week 14 fantasy play.

Jets QB Sam Darnold is expected to resume starting this weekend against the Bills, according to ESPN's Rich Cimini. HC Todd Bowles said on Monday that Darnold was healthy enough to play against the Titans on Sunday, but that he wanted his rookie to get more practice reps after being sidelined the previous 3 weeks. Darnold, of course, isn't a fantasy option. And he makes the Bills defense a stronger play. Darnold has tossed 11 INTs in 9 games.

Jets QB Sam Darnold (foot) is inactive for today’s game against the Titans. The rookie seems to be nearing a return, but QB Josh McCown gets another start today.

Jets QB Sam Darnold (foot) was limited in practice all week and is listed as questionable for Sunday’s game against the Titans. It’s unclear if he or QB Josh McCown will start, but neither should be in your fantasy plans. Tennessee’s defense will be a better play if the turnover-prone Darnold gets the nod.

Jets QB Sam Darnold (foot) returned to a limited practice on Wednesday. "I’m hopeful, but at the same time, seeing how I feel every single day, assess it after every practice and go from there," he said afterward. "It’s a little sore, but nothing crazy. Just treating it. Ice tub and all that. Feeling good. Feeling really good.” The 3-8 Jets, of course, have no reason to rush their rookie back. Darnold still seems no better than 50/50 to play against the Titans this weekend.

Jets WR Robby Anderson (ankle) is inactive for today’s game against the Bills. Quincy Enunwa and Jermaine Kearse will serve as New York’s top 2 WRs but are unexciting fantasy plays.

Jets WR Robby Anderson (ankle) didn’t practice all week and is doubtful for Sunday’s game against the Bills. New York will roll with Quincy Enunwa and Jermaine Kearse atop the WR depth chart. Neither is a strong fantasy play vs. a tough Buffalo D.

Jets QB Sam Darnold (foot) is listed as doubtful for Sunday’s game against the Bills. QB Josh McCown is fully expected to start, but Darnold might be available for backup duties. McCown is just a lower-end QB2 in what figures to be a low-scoring game.

Panthers S Eric Reid got ejected in the 3rd quarter of Thursday night's game against the Steelers after a shot to the head of QB Ben Roethlisberger. Reid launched and made contact with Roethlisberger's helmet as the QB slid at the end of a scramble. We'll see if there's any further discipline for Reid, but we wouldn't bet on it.

Jets QB Sam Darnold has been diagnosed with a sprained foot and is considered "week-to-week," according to ESPN's Rich Cimini. So QB Josh McCown will start Sunday's game against the Bills. The veteran might actually be an upgrade on the struggling rookie right now -- although you should still try to avoid the Jets passing game in fantasy lineups. New York gets a Week 11 bye, so we'll see if Darnold is ready to return for Week 12.

Jets QB Sam Darnold didn't practice on Wednesday and was wearing a walking boot on his right foot, according to ESPN's Rich Cimini. The Jets never announced an injury to Darnold last week, although the rookie did admit he was "dinged up" after the loss to Miami. We'll keep an eye on his status, but Darnold shouldn't be in your Week 10 fantasy plans. Josh McCown would start for the Jets vs. the Bills if Darnold can't.

Jets WRs Robby Anderson (ankle) and Quincy Enunwa (ankle) are both active for today’s game against the Dolphins. They figure to join Jermaine Kearse as New York’s top 3 WRs. None of these guys are strong fantasy options.

 
 
 

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