Shark Bites

Jaguars WR Dede Westbrook (neck, shoulder) is active for today’s game against the Colts. He’s a shaky fantasy play, especially at less than 100%.

Jaguars QB Gardner Minshew (right shoulder) is active for today’s game against the Colts. The shoulder issue adds more downside to a guy who was an unexciting fantasy option to begin with.

Jaguars RB Leonard Fournette (illness) is inactive for today’s finale against the Colts. Rookie Ryquell Armstead should operate as the lead back, with Devine Ozigbo as the #2 RB.

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Panthers QB Will Grier was benched in the 2nd quarter of Sunday's game against the Saints after completing 1 of 8 passes for 4 yards and an INT. It was a truly pathetic performance. Between the preseason and his 2 regular-season starts, Grier has shown nothing to suggest that he has much of an NFL future. QB Kyle Allen will close out the season for Carolina.

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports that the Cardinals are planning on having QB Kyler Murray (hamstring) against the Rams this afternoon. "Only way he doesn’t is if Murray’s hamstring bothers him during pregame warmups," Schefter adds. The rookie remains a shaky fantasy play at less than 100%.

Patriots LB Jamie Collins (shoulder) is active for today's game against the Dolphins. He entered questionable for the 2nd week in a row but played through it last week. Collins should be fine for normal IDP use.

Bears CB Prince Amukamara (hamstring) is active for today's game against the Vikings. He entered questionable but is available for IDP usage.

Lions S Tavon Wilson (hamstring) and LB Devon Kennard (shoulder) are active for today's game against the Packers. Both players finished the week with a full Friday practice and should be OK for normal IDP usage. DT A'Shawn Robinson is inactive with a shoulder injury.

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Patriots RB Sony Michel (illness) is active for today’s game against the Dolphins. He was added to the injury report on Saturday, but we’ve heard nothing about him being limited today. Michel boasts plenty of upside with the Pats big 17-point home favorites.

Browns DT Sheldon Richardson (back) and DE Olivier Vernon (knee) are active for today's season finale against the Bengals. Richardson looks good for normal IDP usage. Vernon, on the other hand, hasn't played a full game since Week 9. He previously made it through just 10 snaps in a Week 13 attempt at returning from the knee injury. He'd be a high-risk IDP option -- albeit with sack upside.

Vikings RBs Dalvin Cook (shoulder) and Alexander Mattison (ankle) are inactive for today’s game against the Bears. Mike Boone and Ameer Abdullah will again handle backfield duties, but neither is a strong fantasy play with Minnesota expected to rest key starters, including QB Kirk Cousins.

Jets S Jamal Adams (ankle) is active for today's game against the Bills. He entered the day questionable, but played through last week's questionable tag to return from his 2-game injury. Put Adams into your Week 17 IDP lineups.

Jets WR Robby Anderson (calf) is active for today’s game against the Bills. He was limited in practice all week, so don’t expect him to be operating at 100% today. Anderson’s matchup did get a boost, though, with CB Tre’Davious White deactivated.

Bills lead CB Tre'Davious White is inactive for today's game against the Jets. He's a healthy scratch, sitting out a game with no meaning for Buffalo. White's absence boosts the matchup for Jets QB Sam Darnold and WR Robby Anderson.

Bills WR Cole Beasley, WR John Brown, RB Devin Singletary and TE Dawson Knox are all inactive for today’s game against the Jets. Don’t expect to see much of QB Josh Allen or RB Frank Gore. Top CB Tre’Davious White is also inactive for Buffalo.

Eagles TE Zach Ertz suffered a lacerated kidney in last week's win over the Cowboys, in addition to a cracked rib, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. Ertz won't play against the Giants today but hasn't been ruled out if Philly advances to Wild Card Weekend, per Rapoport.

Patriots RB Sony Michel was added to the injury report on Saturday as questionable with an illness. We'll get his official game status by noon ET today. If active, Michel will be worth sticking with in an ideal matchup at home for the Dolphins' 25th-ranked RB defense.

The Texans "won't take any chances" in their game against the Titans this afternoon, NFL Network's Ian Rapoport tweets. Houston will have "several starters on the sidelines even if they aren’t inactive," per Rapoport. That might change if the Chiefs lose to the Chargers in the 1 pm ET time slot, giving the Texans a shot to climb into the #3 seed. But if Kansas City wins, don't expect to see much of QB Deshaun Watson or WR DeAndre Hopkins. WR Kenny Stills and RBs Carlos Hyde and Duke Johnson could also be limited.

The Weather.com forecast for East Rutherford, N.J., calls for the chance of rain ramping up in the 4 p.m. ET hour and then climbing every hour thereafter today. That, of course, is the home of MetLife Stadium, where the Giants will host the Eagles for the regular-season finale. The forecast doesn't call for much wind, which historically impacts passing games more than rain. But keep the conditions in mind if you're down to splitting hairs on a close decision or 2 for your fantasy football lineup.

Ravens TE Mark Andrews (ankle) and WR Marquise Brown (illness) -- both questionable -- are not expected to play today against the Steelers, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. That's what we've been assuming all week. The top-seeded Ravens have already announced other lineup changes in a finale that carries no meaning for them. Pittsburgh's team D, meanwhile, carries big upside against Baltimore's offensive skeleton crew.

 
 
 

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