Rodgers (collarbone) still hasn't received medical clearance to return to game action, the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reports.
With that in mind, Rodgers will work out in front of the Packers' medical staff on Tuesday and then will be assessed again Wednesday in order to evaluate how much progress he has made. In the meantime, the Packers are preparing Matt Flynn to start against the Cowboys in Week 15.
Stewart has a torn MCL in his right knee, Joe Person of the Charlotte Observer reports.
The report notes that Stewart won't play for the next couple of games, but he will be evaluated in 10 days and could conceivably return to action as soon as Week 17. In the meantime, starter DeAngelo Williams figures to be in line for added carries in Stewart's absence.
Gerhart suffered a hamstring strain against Baltimore on Sunday, Minneapolis Star Tribune writer Chip Scoggins reports.
Coach Leslie Frazier didn't seem to demonstrate much concern over Gerhart's hamstring tweak, which is a good sign particularly when one considers the very real possibility that Adrian Peterson might miss time with his foot injury. Those looking to capitalize on Gerhart this week should definitely follow his practice status leading up to the weekend, though.
Peterson (foot) was in a walking boot Monday and will undergo a CT scan, Minneapolis Star Tribune writer Chip Scoggins reports. An MRI ruled out any ligament tears and a lisfranc injury, but he's getting the CT scan to rule out any fractures, the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.
Peterson seems highly questionable at the moment, and backup Toby Gerhart is somewhat uncertain himself with a hamstring tweak. Matt Asiata is the third runner for Minnesota, but it wouldn't surprise if the Vikings looked for outside help in the event that one of Peterson or Gerhart misses time. However, Peterson has said he expects to play this week.
The Panthers believe Stewart suffered a torn MCL against New Orleans on Sunday, ESPN's Adam Schefter report.
If Stewart's Monday MRI confirms this suspicion, it's difficult to see him playing again in 2013. DeAngelo Williams will get a modest boost in his workload if Stewart is unable to contribute from here.
Rudolph likely would have been able to return to the field in a week or two, but the Vikings decided to shut him down since there was no chance to compete for a playoff spot. John Carlson, meanwhile, is questionable with a concussion, which could force the Vikings to start blocking specialist Rhett Ellison.
12/09/13 - 9:28AM ETWes Welker
: (Concussion) Very Iffy for Thursday
Coach John Fox said that the Broncos' medical staff will handle Welker's case carefully in the wake of the wideout's second concussion this season, Mike Klis of the Denver Post reports.
Though Fox has not yet ruled Welker out this week, Klis suggests that it is very unlikely that the receiver will be cleared in advance of Thursday's game against the Chargers.
An MRI has confirmed that Mathieu suffered both a torn ACL and LCL in Sunday's game against the Rams, ESPN.com reports.
A timetable for Mathieu's recovery has not been released, but the injuries will sideline him for the rest of the season and cost the Cardinals one of their top playmakers on the defensive side of the ball. Rashad Johnson will take Mathieu's starting spot in the secondary.
Jones-Drew (strained hamstring) hopes to return to practice Friday, Hays Carlyon of the Florida Times-Union reports.
The report suggests that Jones-Drew seems very questionable for Sunday's game against the Bills, with Jordan Todman and Denard Robinson next in line for carries in the event that MJD is unable to play in Week 15.
Weatherspoon (shoulder) finished Sunday's game against the Packers with seven total tackles, an interception, and a 71-yard touchdown return.
Weatherspoon was in the right place at the right time for his interception, as a kicked football landed in his arms before he scampered 71 yards to the house. He returned to the game in the second half after suffering a shoulder injury, so although he might be limited in practice this week, it appears the injury isn't too serious.
Stewart will undergo an MRI on his right knee Monday, ESPN.com reports.
His injury was initially referred to as a knee contusion, but later it was indicated by the Panthers that it could be more serious. If Stewart is forced to miss time, which is where this situation seems to be trending, then DeAngelo Williams would be in line to see more touches down the stretch, along with fullback Mike Tolbert.
Coach Rob Chudzinski said that McGahee suffered a concussion in the fourth quarter of Sunday's loss to the Patriots, the Akron Beacon Journal reports. Prior to his concussion, McGahee recorded 14 carries for 33 rushing yards.
McGahee's status for Week 15's game against the Bears is now cloudy, with Chris Ogbonnaya and Fozzy Whittaker next up for carries if the veteran isn't cleared in advance of next weekend's contest.
Hartley made his only field goal attempt, a 19-yard kick, and added four extra points in Sunday's win against the Panthers.
After being held to only a single point in Seattle in Week 13, Hartley was granted the opportunity to put the ball through the uprights on more than one occasion on Sunday. The problem, however, was that most of Hartley's kicks were of the extra point variety as the Saints' offense scored touchdowns on four of their five red zone trips. Still, there's little reason to believe the offense won't continue to roll next week against a Rams defense that gave up 30 points to Arizona in Week 14, making Hartley a solid option to again put up points behind Drew Brees, et. al.
Jordan made three tackles (all solo) and two sacks in Sunday's win against the Panthers.
After a quiet performance against Seattle in Week 13, Jordan returned to the sack column, turning double duty against Cam Newton. Although he doesn't make huge waves in the tackle department - only 38 such stops on the season - his 11.5 sacks are good for fourth in the NFL, making him near a must-start at defensive end in most IDP leagues.
Tests confirmed that Gronkowski (knee) suffered a torn ACL and MCL in Sunday's win over the Browns, Albert Breeer of NFL.com reports.
Given the late-season nature of the severe injury, Gronkowski is likely to miss a significant portion of the 2014 season on top of the rest of the current one. The Patriots may opt for a heavier use of multi-receiver sets, rather than attempt to replace Gronk with one of their other tight ends. Still, extra targets may be directed at Matthew Mulligan or Michael Hoomanawanui down the stretch.
X-rays on Peterson's foot came back negative, and the Vikings' superstar running back does not believe that the mid-foot sprain he suffered Sunday will end his season, ESPN.com
Despite Peterson's optimism, fantasy owners should prepare for the possibility that he'll be out for a Week 15 matchup against the Eagles. Any mid-foot issue raises concerns about a Lisfranc injury, and Peterson appeared to be in a significant amount of pain upon initially hurting his foot. He's scheduled to undergo an MRI on Monday, so perhaps that will bring some clarity to the situation. Toby Gerhart is next in line for carries, with Matt Asiata rounding out the depth chart at halfback.
Stewart left Sunday's game in the third quarter with a knee injury and is questionable to return, Joe Person of the Charlotte Observer reports.
Prior to exiting the game, Stewart had just one carry for 16 yards and one reception for another 16 yards. His absence should free up more snaps for Mike Tolbert and DeAngelo Williams, though Williams was already dominating the touches.
12/08/13 - 6:57PM ETMatt Prater
: Hits Record 64-Yard Field Goal
Prater was a perfect 3-of-3 on his field goal attempts Sunday against the Titans, including an NFL-record 64-yarder at the end of the first half. He was also 6-of-6 on his PAT attempts.
Prater has had an incredible season with Denver, as he's now 18-of-19 on field goal attempts and an astonishing 65-of-65 on PATs. He remains an elite kicking option and even more so in Denver, where the Broncos play Thursday, due to the high altitude.
Manning (ankle) completed 39-of-59 passes for 397 yards and four touchdowns Sunday against the Titans.
Manning's historically great season rolled along Sunday, as he set the Broncos' single-game record for 39 completions and extended his single-season record with 45 passing touchdowns, putting him on pace to break Tom Brady's record of 50. Manning connected with eight different receivers on the day, throwing touchdowns to Eric Decker, Demaryius Thomas, Wes Welker, and Julius Thomas. The win helped the Broncos clinch a playoff spot, although they still have work to do to grab home field advantage, so he'll still be throwing as normal in Week 15 against the Chargers.
Lynch carried the ball 20 times for 72 yards with a touchdown in Sunday's 19-17 loss at San Francisco. He did have a single pass thrown his way.
Lynch had some nice runs in the first half, but was bottled up in the second half, as Seattle struggled to generate much offense. He hasn't been too productive lately, and will look to get back on track in Week 15 against the Giants.
Tannehill (thumb) completed 20-of-33 passes for 200 yards, with three touchdowns and one interception Sunday against the Steelers. He also added 56 rushing yards on two carries.
Tannehill connected with eight different receivers on the day, throwing his touchdowns to Charles Clay (two) and Brian Hartline. His high rushing total was thanks to a single 48-yard run, the longest of his career. Tannehill has been putting up some solid yardage numbers as of late, Sunday notwithstanding, as he's averaging 277.25 passing yards and 33.75 rushing yards per game over the last four weeks. He'll look to keep it going in Week 15 against a Patriots defense that was burned for 391 yards and three touchdowns by Jason Campbell on Sunday.
Wright is expected to be out for approximately six weeks, after breaking a bone in his foot during Sunday's loss to the 49ers, Sports Radio KJR's Curtis Crabtree reports.
A playoff return would seem to represent Wright's best-case scenario as he's expected to miss the rest of the regular season. The Seahawks will likely turn to Malcolm Smith as a replacement, while Wright focuses on getting healthy for the postseason. Prior to suffering the foot injury, Wright recorded three tackles in Sunday's game, bringing his total to 80 takedowns (46 solo) for the season.
Griffin completed 12-of-26 passes for 164 yards, with one touchdown and one interception Sunday against the Chiefs, while adding 29 rushing yards on four carries, before being pulled in the fourth quarter in favor of Kirk Cousins.
The Redskins as a whole were awful Sunday, finding themselves down 17-0 after the first quarter and 38-10 at halftime. Griffin couldn't get anything going all day, and while he did throw a touchdown to tight end Logan Paulsen, it was only enough to pull them to within 24 at the time. Griffin has struggled to produce recently in the passing game, averaging just 163 passing yards in the last three games, with two touchdowns and two interceptions in that span. He'll look to bounce back in Week 15 at Atlanta, although it's tough to hold much optimism given his recent performances.
Rivers passed for 249 yards and three touchdowns in Sunday's 37-14 win over the Giants.
Rivers looked good early, tossing three touchdowns in the first half, as San Diego built a 24-0 lead. He coughed up the ball on the first possession of the second half though, leading to a touchdown by the Giants. In the end, his miscue didn't matter, as the Chargers won by 23 points. He was actually shaken up on the aforementioned fumble, but came back into the game, and appeared to be fine. The veteran quarterback has a fantasy-friendly matchup in Week 15, as he'll take on an exploitable Denver secondary Thursday night, in what could be a shootout.
Allen had three receptions on three targets for 59 yards with a pair of touchdowns in Sunday's 37-14 win over the Giants.
Allen toasted the Giants secondary on a 43-yard touchdown in the first quarter and later added a short score in the corner of the end zone. He actually left the game briefly in the second quarter with a shoulder injury, but returned a few possessions later. Unfortunately he didn't have a catch in the second half, with San Diego up big. He's been on a tear as of late and has played like one of the best offensive rookies this year, so expect another strong game once again in Week 15, against a beatable Denver secondary.
12/08/13 - 4:25PM ETLeSean McCoy
: 217 Yards, 2 TDs in the Snow
McCoy had 29 carries for 217 rushing yards and two touchdowns, as well as one catch on one target for four receiving yards Sunday against the Lions.
With significant snow on the ground, the Eagles were forced to pound the ball for most of the day, with McCoy obviously being the biggest beneficiary. His 217 rushing yards were a franchise-high, which included touchdown runs of 40 and 57-yards. McCoy has now found the end zone four times in the last three games and will look to add to his season total of eight scores in Week 15 at Minnesota.
Welker is out for the remainder of Sunday's game against the Titans with a concussion.
Welker, who had five catches for 61 yards and a touchdown prior to his exit, also suffered a concussion in Week 11, so there's obvious concern with regards to his status for this coming Thursday's Week 15 contest against the Chargers, especially on a short week.
The Patriots reportedly fear that Gronkowski may have suffered a torn ACL in his right knee Sunday against the Browns, ESPN.com reports.
Gronkowski is slated to undergo an MRI on Monday, but his owners are advised to start looking into replacements for him. If Gronkowski did indeed tear his ACL, it would be a huge hit to the Patriots' offense down the stretch, one that would force the team to make some major play-calling adjustments, given the drop-off at the New England TE position beyond Gronkowski.
12/08/13 - 2:01PM ETToby Gerhart
: Takes Over for Injured Adrian Peterson
Gerhart had 15 carries for 89 rushing yards and a touchdown during Sunday's loss to the Ravens.
Gerhart took over the Vikings backfield, after Adrian Peterson was carted off in the second quarter with an ankle injury. The highlight of Gerhart's day came on a 41-yard touchdown run with 1:27 left in the game that put the Vikings up by four (they would eventually lose the lead, gain it back and then lose it again). It's unclear how serious Peterson's injury is, but if he's forced to miss any time, Gerhart will be the Vikings' starter in Week 15 against the Eagles.
Gronkowski caught two passes on five targets for 32 yards, before a right leg injury forced him out of Sunday's game against the Browns, the Boston Herald reports.
The Herald report notes that Gronkowski's knee bent in an awkward direction, as a result of a T.J. Ward hit, adding that the tight end couldn't put any weight on his leg, as he was helped to the cart. More on Gronkowski's status as we know it, but this has the look of an injury that could force him to miss some time.
Although the Vikings originally announced that Peterson suffered an ankle injury in Sunday's game against the Ravens, NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reports that the early word on the injury is that it is a mid-foot sprain.
Peterson was carted off the field in obvious pain and even left the stadium for a brief trip to the hospital for an MRI. He returned to the sidelines in the fourth quarter, but we still have not heard any reports about how serious the injury might be. However, Peterson did text ESPN's Josina Anderson, "I'm good," so perhaps he avoided what looked initially like it might have been a serious injury. Stay tuned.
12/08/13 - 12:23PM ETLamar Miller
: Suffers Concussion Sunday
Miller suffered a concussion Sunday against the Steelers and won't return, Aditi Kinkhabwala of the NFL Network reports.
Prior to his exit, Miller had carried six times for 20 yards and caught two passes for 13 yards. His absence opens the door for Daniel Thomas, now back from an ankle injury, to see added carries Sunday and perhaps beyond.
Palmer (elbow) is active for Sunday's game versus the Rams, Kent Somers of the Arizona Republic reports.
A week in which his availability was thrown into question results in Palmer taking the field after all. It remains to be seen if his right elbow will be a concern, but owners should note that he took all the reps during Saturday's walkthrough.
Peterson left Sunday's game against the Ravens in the second quarter with an apparent foot or ankle injury, the Minneapolis Star Tribune's Chip Scoggins reports. He was initially unable to put any pressure on the leg and was eventually carted to the locker room.
It's still not clear whether it was a foot or ankle injury, but Peterson appeared to be in a significant amount of pain and was seen slamming his helmet in frustration. He was tackled awkwardly by Ravens linebacker Arthur Brown, who brought him down by the leg. We'll keep our fingers crossed, as we await further information.
12/08/13 - 10:03AM ETReggie Bush
: Attempting to Play Sunday
Bush (calf) will attempt to play Sunday at Philadelphia, Chris McCosky of the Detroit news reports.
Bush ran out of the tunnel, while wearing his helmet, so his prospects of taking the field are somewhat positive. However, if the aggravation of his calf hinders him at all, Joique Bell is present to handle work out of the Lions' backfield.
12/08/13 - 10:00AM ETReggie Bush
: In Uniform With Helmet
Bush is in uniform wearing his helmet prior to Sunday's kickoff at Philadelphia, after apparently aggravating his injured calf in warmups, Chris McCosky of the Detroit News reports.
According to Tim Twentyman of the Lions' official site, Bush was able to run with his teammates out of the tunnel, which seems to imply that he'll at least to attempt to play. However, owners have a tough call to make, and Joique Bell remains the main beneficiary, if Bush is limited in his snap count.
Bell could be the Lions' primary back Sunday at Philadelphia, due to Reggie Bush aggravating his calf injury in warmups, Chris McCosky of the Detroit News reports.
Bush slipped in the slick conditions in Philadelphia, leaving his status up in the air. Because it's unclear if he'll be able to handle much, if any, work, Bell is the primary beneficiary of the ailment, with Theo Riddick the only other back present to take away RB looks.
12/08/13 - 9:37AM ETReggie Bush
: Aggravates Calf Injury
Bush aggravated his injured calf during pregame warmups, after slipping on the field, and his status for Sunday's game in Philadelphia is unknown, Chris McCosky of the Detroit News reports.
Bush was able to fit in a limited practice Friday, but the slick conditions in Philadelphia did not do him well prior to kickoff. It's unclear if he'll be able to take the field, but Joique Bell is the primary beneficiary, with Theo Riddick a potential deep league option.
Pitta is expected to have limited snaps Sunday versus the Vikings, the Baltimore Sun reports.
With Pitta back in the fold, after recovering from a fractured and dislocated hip sustained early in training camp, the Ravens opted to sit down Dallas Clark, who took few snaps during practice this week due to Pitta's presence. Pitta's ultimate snap count is unknown, but owners may want to take a wait-and-see approach, before taking a chance on the tight end, who reached the end zone seven times last season.
Ridley is not among the Patriots' inactives Sunday against the Browns.
Fumbling issues led to Ridley being a healthy scratch in Week 13, so don't be surprised if the Patriots ease him back into the mix Sunday, within the framework of a committee situation, along with Shane Vereen and LeGarrette Blount. Vereen's pass-catching prowess makes him the more reliable play among the trio, but with Ridley's potential Week 14 workload unclear, he's a speculative play in his return to action.
Jackson (hamstring) is listed as active Sunday versus the Bills, Scott Smith of the Buccaneers' official site reports.
Despite considerable question as to whether he would take the field in Week 14, Jackson will endure his hamstring injury, against a Buffalo defense that was shredded by passing attacks in the first half of the season, but has shored it up the last four games, surrendering just one touchdown to opposing wide receivers.
12/08/13 - 8:39AM ETJordan Reed
: (Concussion) Out Again
Reed (concussion) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Chiefs.
Just like last week, Reed was expected to play, and just like last week, he finds himself on the inactive list. Lingering concussion symptoms are a very serious concern, especially in today's NFL environment, and the Redskins are clearly exercising caution with their talented young tight end. Logan Paulsen and Fred Davis will again share the work at tight end, in Reed's absence.
Bush (calf) is listed as active Sunday at Philadelphia, the Detroit News reports.
A never-before seen calf injury capped Bush at one limited practice appearance (Friday), heading into game day, and threw a wrench into some fantasy playoffs. However, he'll be available Sunday, against an Eagles defense that has permitted running back scores in two of the last three games.
Peterson (groin) is listed as active Sunday in Baltimore.
Not to worry, as a week in which Peterson practiced just once results in active status on game day. After tallying his most productive outings of the season, in terms of rushing yards during the last two contests, he's a tremendous bet to aid owners yet again, versus a Ravens defense that's allowed a running back score in three of the past four outings. Moreover, the Vikings may stick to the ground, in what is slated to be a day filled with snow and sleet.
Jennings (concussion) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Jets.
Jennings was listed as questionable and even traveled to New York, despite not passing all the league-mandated concussion tests ahead of the weekend. With Darren McFadden (ankle) also out, Marcel Reece will move over from fullback to take over as the starting running back for the Raiders.
Jennings (concussion) is not expected to play Sunday against the Jets, Jay Glazer of FOX Sports reports.
We'll await confirmation from the team (via their inactives), but it sounds like Jennings did not receive clearance Saturday and will be forced sit against New York. The Raiders are expected to shift fullback Marcel Reece over to tailback with Darren McFadden (ankle) also out, though both Jamize Olawale and Taiwan Jones could also see touches against the Jets' top-ranked run defense.
Ware says his leg strength has finally returned, after his quad injury, Rowan Kavner of DallasCowboys.com reports. "I'm glad I had this time off," Ware said. "I was doing a lot of the moves I usually don't do. I was doing them in practice, feel really confident in it and got all my strength back, so I'm really happy about that."
Monday night's game in the cold, against a Bears offensive line that's fairly stout in pass protection will be a good test of how much Ware has left in the tank.
Ridley, who was a healthy inactive last Sunday against the Texans, appears to be on track to suit up Sunday against the Browns, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.
After taking a seat in Week 13, in the wake of losing a fumble in each of his last three games, it looks like Ridley is in line to contribute again, but it wouldn't surprise us if the Patriots ease him back into the mix, while utilizing some form of committee, along with the likes of Shane Vereen, LeGarrette Blount, and Brandon Bolden. Of that group, Vereen would appear to be the most reliable play in fantasy terms, thanks to his usage in the passing game.
Pitta, who was activated from injured reserve Saturday, will likely have a limited role in Sunday's game against the Vikings, Aaron Wilson of The Baltimore Sun reports.
Pitta's returning from a serious hip injury to make his season debut in Week 14, so a limited role is to be expected. A wait-and-see approach is probably best for this week, though some owners in deeper leagues could do worse. Pitta will likely be used on third downs and in the red zone, at the very least. His return likely spells the end of Dallas Clark's limited fantasy usefulness, while Ed Dickson could also lose some snaps.
12/07/13 - 12:57PM ETDennis Pitta
: (Hip) Activated For Sunday
Pitta (hip) will be activated from IR/designated to return for Sunday's game against the Vikings, NFL.com's Albert Breer reports.
Prior to suffering a dislocated hip, Pitta was expected to be a huge part of the Baltimore passing attack. He still figures to take on a major role but may need to ease his way back into things. Ideally, fantasy owners will want to see Pitta play before starting him, though he's not a bad Week 14 flier for those truly in need. Now that Anquan Boldin is in San Francisco, Pitta could emerge as Joe Flacco's favorite target on short and intermediate routes. With the Ravens battling for a playoff spot and Pitta slated to hit free agency after the season, there's no question that the veteran tight end has a ton to play for.