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Bills DT Kyle Williams (back) and LB Zach Brown (ankle) are active for today's game against the Browns. Both should be fine to toss into IDP lineups in an upside matchup.

The forecast for today's Browns-Bills game calls for a slight chance of snow but winds of 20-30 mph. That's certainly enough to impact the passing games. Hopefully you're not relying on any part of Cleveland's passing attack. Downgrade Bills QB Tyrod Taylor and WR Sammy Watkins a tad, but both are still fine fantasy starters. Expect a heavy dose of RB LeSean McCoy today.

Bills DT Kyle Williams (back) returned to limited practice Friday after missing the 1st 2 days and last Sunday's game against the Steelers. Williams will be a game-time decision for this Sunday's game against the Browns, according to The Associated Press. We'll see about his status Sunday, though there's obvious risk even if he's active.

Cowboys WR Cole Beasley drew his largest target total in 4 games in Sunday night's loss to the Giants. Beasley's 7 looks tied Jason Witten for 2nd on the team, as did his 4 receptions. The game marked the 8th time in 9 weeks that he has caught 4+ balls and 9th time through 12 games.

Jags RB T.J. Yeldon totaled 90 yards on 24 touches vs. the Vikings. He was used in a workhorse role with both Chris Ivory and Denard Robinson inactive. Ivory should return next week vs. Houston, making Yeldon a mere flex option.

Colts RB Frank Gore totaled 74 yards and a score in Sunday's loss to the Texans. Most of that damage -- 33 yards and the TD -- came in the passing game. Gore took a screen pass and weaved through traffic for an 18-yard score in the 3rd quarter. He fared fine on the ground, averaging 4.1 yards per carry. But the Colts only fed him 10 times in a game they trailed for most of. Gore has been steady for fantasy owners all season, posting 11+ PPR points in 10 of 13 games. He travels to Minnesota next week to face a Vikings team that's allowed 4.3 yards per carry to RBs over the last 6 games.

Bills DT Kyle Williams (back) is inactive for today's game against the Steelers. His back "locked up" Thursday night and kept him out of Friday's practice. Williams' absence weakens both the run defense and pass rush for a D dealing with a tough Steelers squad.

Panthers S Kurt Coleman cleared the concussion protocol Saturday and is on track to play Sunday against the Chargers. Coleman missed Week 14 with the concussion but should be good to go in IDP lineups if he's active.

Bills DT Kyle Williams missed practice Friday and is questionable for Sunday's game against the Steelers after his back "locked up" Thursday night, according to ESPN's Mike Rodak. HC Rex Ryan admitted he's "concerned" about Williams' status for the game. Even if he does play, the back situation would seem to add some risk. Try to make other plans on the D-line in your IDP league, if you can.

Bills OLB Lorenzo Alexander (ankle) and DL Marcell Dareus (abdomen) are active for today's game against the Raiders. Use either as you normally would in IDP formats. Use particular caution with Alexander, though, as the injury adds risk in an already negative matchup for a pass rusher.

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Cardinals WR John Brown (illness) is active for today’s game against the Redskins. It’s uncertain how much playing time he’ll be able to handle as he continues to deal with leg issues related to a sickle-cell trait. Brown can’t be trusted in fantasy lineups.

Bills OLB Lorenzo Alexander (ankle) and DL Marcell Dareus (abdomen) are questionable for Sunday's game at Oakland. Alexander missed practice Wednesday before taking part in limited workouts Thursday and Friday. It's a new injury from Week 12, and Alexander faces 1 of the league's worst pass-rushing matchups in the Raiders. He should be out of IDP lineups this week. Dareus put in limited practices all week and should be ready to play. He's a low-level fantasy option.

Cardinals WR John Brown (illness) is questionable for this weekend’s game against the Redskins. He’s listed with an illness, which is a sickle-cell trait that’s causing issues with his legs. Brown put in limited practices on Thursday and Friday. Cardinals-Redskins doesn’t kick off until 4:25 pm ET on Sunday, so we might not find out Brown’s status until 3 pm. He shouldn’t be in fantasy lineups.

Cardinals WR John Brown (leg) returned to a limited practice on Thursday. It gives him a shot to play against the Redskins this weekend. We can't even trust Brown to make it through the game, though, so he shouldn't be in fantasy lineups.

Cardinals WR John Brown (leg) was sidelined on Wednesday as he continues to deal with issues related to his sickle-cell trait. We'll see if he can get on the field over the next 2 days, but he shouldn't be in your Week 13 fantasy plans.

Cardinals WR John Brown injured his hamstring and will not return to Sunday's game against the Falcons. He's been bothered by hamstring issues related to his sickle-cell trait all year. We'll have to keep an eye on him this coming week.

Bills OLB Lorenzo Alexander (ankle) is active for today's game against the Jaguars. He entered the day questionable but managed limited practices Thursday and Friday. Use him as you normally would in your IDP league.

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Jaguars RB T.J. Yeldon (ankle) is active for today’s game against the Bills. It’s a surprise after he missed practice all week. Yeldon can’t be trusted in fantasy lineups, but his presence makes Chris Ivory a riskier play.

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport calls Jaguars RB T.J. Yeldon (ankle) a "long shot" to play against the Bills today. That was the expectation after he didn't practice all week. Yeldon's absence makes RB Chris Ivory a good bet for 15+ touches, with the potential for 20+.

The Jaguars list RB T.J. Yeldon (ankle) as questionable for Sunday’s game against the Bills. He didn’t practice all week and seems unlikely to play. We’ll find out for sure by noon ET on Sunday. Yeldon’s absence would put Chris Ivory in a feature-back role.

 
 
 

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