Colts TE Eric Ebron (concussion) is listed as questionable for Sunday night’s game against the Titans. HC Frank Reich said Friday that Ebron just needs to meet with an independent neurologist to clear the final stage of the concussion protocol. We should get confirmation that he’s received full clearance by Sunday morning.
Redskins TE Vernon Davis (concussion) is doubtful for Sunday’s game against the Eagles. With TE Jordan Reed (foot) on IR, Jeremy Sprinkle will operate as Washington’s lead TE but isn’t an exciting fantasy play.
Falcons WR Julio Jones (hip, ribs) is not listed on the final injury report and will play in Sunday's finale against the Bucs. He only put in a limited practice on Friday, though, after playing around 50% of the offensive snaps in each of the last 2 weeks. Clearly operating at less than 100%, Jones is more of a WR2 -- albeit with plenty of upside -- for Week 17.
Falcons RB Tevin Coleman (groin) is not listed on the final Week 17 injury report. He only got in a limited practice on Friday but will play against the Bucs this weekend. Coleman could cede work to RB Brian Hill, making him a risky fantasy play.
Steelers WR Antonio Brown (knee) is listed as questionable for Sunday’s game against the Bengals after not practicing all week. He went for tests on the knee on Friday after experiencing “discomfort,” HC Mike Tomlin said. We’ll look for further updates on Brown’s status. Steelers-Bengals doesn’t kick off until 4:25 pm ET on Sunday. If Brown is unable to play, WR JuJu Smith-Schuster would get a boost in volume, and rookie James Washington would likely step in as the #2 WR.
Jaguars RB Leonard Fournette (ankle, foot) is listed as doubtful for Week 17. He didn’t practice on Thursday or Friday and won’t play vs. Houston this weekend. RB Carlos Hyde (knee) is listed as questionable, so Jacksonville might be down to RBs T.J. Yeldon and David Williams. We’ll get the inactives by noon ET on Sunday, but this is a situation to try to avoid against the Texans’ elite run defense.
Jets WRs Quincy Enunwa (ankle) and Jermaine Kearse (heel) are out for Sunday’s game against the Patriots. That leaves Andre Roberts, Deontay Burnett and Charone Peake behind Robby Anderson on the depth chart. Anderson will dominate WR targets, and TE Chris Herndon could also see a volume spike.
Bengals WR Tyler Boyd (knee) is out for Sunday’s finale against the Steelers. John Ross, Cody Core and Alex Erickson will again serve as Cincinnati’s top 3 WRs. None can be trusted in fantasy lineups.
Giants WR Odell Beckham (quad) is out for Week 17. WR Sterling Shepard and TE Evan Engram will again serve as QB Eli Manning’s top 2 targets against a Cowboys team that figures to rest some defensive starters.
The Steelers have placed K Chris Boswell on IR with an undisclosed injury. Boswell struggled throughout the season, connecting on just 13 of 20 FG attempts and 43 of 48 XPs. He'll be a free agent this offseason. Pittsburgh signed K Matthew McCrane to replace Boswell. McCrane went just 5 of 9 on FGs with the Raiders earlier this season, so we'd lean against using him in Week 17 fantasy lineups.
Broncos RB Phillip Lindsay is undergoing surgery on his wrist on Friday and is expected to be sidelined 3-4 months, NFL Network's James Palmer reports. That timeline would have Lindsay back on the field sometime between the end of March and the end of April. He'll miss some of the offseason program but should be a full-go by the time training camp rolls around. Although he won't play in the game, Lindsay became the 1st ever undrafted offensive rookie to be selected to the Pro Bowl. He finished the season with 1,037 rushing yards and 9 TDs on 5.4 yards per carry and also showed pass-catching chops with a 35-241-1 receiving line.
The Chiefs and RB Damien Williams have agreed to a 2-year extension worth up to $8.1 million, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. He's now signed with Kansas City through the 2020 campaign. Williams has stepped up for 263 yards and 3 scores over the past 2 weeks, averaging 6.6 yards per carry and 8.5 yards per catch. He should remain a big part of the offense the rest of this season, even with the return of RB Spencer Ware. We'll see what the Chiefs add to the backfield this offseason.
Jaguars RB Leonard Fournette sat out Thursday's practice with foot and ankle issues after putting in a limited workout Wednesday. He put in full workouts all last week while being listed with the foot and hadn't appeared on the injury report at all since Week 10 before that. Fournette's looking iffy for Sunday's game at Houston -- and at the very least will be a high-risk fantasy option, especially against 1 of the league's toughest run defenses. We'll see about his status after Friday's practice.
Bears WR Allen Robinson (ribs) missed his 2nd straight practice on Thursday. He's been banged up for most of the season, so it wouldn't be surprising to see Chicago hold him out of this weekend's regular season finale against the Vikings. Check back tomorrow for another update on A-Rob's status.
Titans WR Corey Davis was added to the Thursday's injury report as limited with a hamstring. He's dealt with hamstring trouble throughout his first 2 NFL seasons, so this is certainly worth monitoring. We'll get another update on Davis tomorrow.
Rams RB Todd Gurley (knee) remained sidelined on Thursday. He's not looking particularly likely to play in this weekend's finale against the 49ers. That'd again leave C.J. Anderson as Los Angeles' lead back.
Falcons RB Tevin Coleman (groin) was listed as "did not participate" in Thursday's practice. It's a surprise after HC Dan Quinn said earlier in the day that Coleman would put in a limited workout. It now looks like he won't be available for this weekend's game against the Bucs, leaving Brian Hill as Atlanta's lead back.
Steelers WR Antonio Brown was held out of Thursday's practice with what ESPN's Aditi Kinkhabwala hears is a "sore knee." Two Steelers told Kinkhabwala that they expect Brown to play against the Bengals this weekend. We'll get another update on his status tomorrow, but he can stay penciled into fantasy lineups for now.
Texans RB Lamar Miller (ankle) put in a full practice on Thursday. He's on track to return for this weekend's game against the Jaguars. Houston needs to win to lock up the AFC South, so expect a full workload for Miller. But he's more of a low-end RB2 in fantasy lineups vs. a still-tough Jags run defense.
Titans QB Marcus Mariota (elbow) returned to practice on Thursday. HC Mike Vrabel said afterward that Mariota was limited but called his day "encouraging." It looks like he has a shot to play in Sunday night's win-or-go-home game against the Colts. We'll get another update tomorrow.
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