| Stevie Johnson limited, questionable for Thu.|
By: Mike Krueger | Dec 23 2015, 2:20 pm
|Chargers LT Dunlap (ankle), OLB Emanuel (concussion), NT Lissemore (shoulder) out vs. OAK. TE Green (ankle), WR Steve Johnson (groin) questionable (Michael Gehlken on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: Johnson has missed the last three games with a groin injury but has been practicing on a limited basis this week. He'll likely be a gametime decision Thursday night against the Raiders. If he plays, he'll be low-end WR3.
| Alshon Jeffery misses practice Wednesday|
Hamstring the latest issue for Bears WR
By: Mike Krueger | Dec 23 2015, 1:10 pm
|#Bears WR Alshon Jeffery (hamstring) did not practice on Wednesday. (Jeff Dickerson on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: Jeffery has been bothered by hamstring, calf, shoulder and groin issues this season. At this point it will be tough for fantasy owners to trust the talented wideout even if he does suit up against the Bucs this week.
| Drew Brees getting MRI on foot|
Matt Flynn waiting in the wings to face Jaguars in Week 16
By: Antonio D'Arcangelis | Dec 22 2015, 12:05 pm
|New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees said he will undergo an MRI on his foot after injuring it in the first half of the Saints 35-27 loss to the Lions on Monday night.
Brees limped to the sidelines after taking a hit and had his foot inspected and taped up by trainers. However, he never missed a snap and returned to the game shortly. (NOLA.com)|
FFToday's Take: We'll have to wait and see how the MRI shakes out. There's nothing the Saints have left to play for, so we suspect they'll sit him if anything is seriously wrong. Matt Flynn could be a decent plug-n-play QB if Brees misses Week 16.
|James White becoming "dependable" option|
Pats OC Josh McDaniels lauds utility, reliability of passing down back
By: Antonio D'Arcangelis | Dec 22 2015, 12:00 pm
|It's been an impressive three-week stretch for second-year New England Patriots "running back" James White, who the Pats coaches have praised recently.
"James has really come on and been a dependable guy for us," McDaniels said. "His work ethic since we drafted him last year [fourth round] and his maturity, his intelligence, his ability to retain information from one week to the next has always given him an opportunity to know what to do, and then now heís had those opportunities in game situations to go out there and perform on the field. (ESPN)|
FFToday's Take: Sounds like White makes for a fine low-end RB2 or high-end RB3/flex play this week. He's got more value (especially in PPR leagues) than Brandon Bolden or even the recently acquired Steven Jackson.
| Tyler Eifert still in concussion protocol|
Bengals TE likely out for Week 16
By: Antonio D'Arcangelis | Dec 22 2015, 11:55 am
|Cincinnati Enquirer beat writer Paul Dehner on Twitter: "Tyler Eifert still under concussion protocol, Jake Fisher is not for #Bengals." (Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: Feel free to fire up rookie TE Tyler Kroft this week if Eifert isn't ready. It's a decent matchup and the Bengals will likely be throwing -- and A.J. McCarron should be checking down a lot.
| Jonathan Stewart not practicing Tuesday|
Panthers being cautious with injured RB
By: Antonio D'Arcangelis | Dec 22 2015, 11:43 am
|Charlotte Observer reporter Jonathan Jones on Twitter: "No Jonathan Stewart as the practice horn blows" -- which leads us to believe the Panthers are being cautious with their No. 1 RB. (Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: He's not ready yet. Look for Cameron Artis-Payne to lead touches and Fozzy Whittaker and Mike Tolbert to help out in passing downs and at the goal line.
| Andrew Luck ruled out for Week 16|
Colts hopeful for Week 17 return
By: Doug Orth | Dec 21 2015, 7:15 pm
|Colts coach Chuck Pagano announced Monday that Andrew Luck has been ruled out for Week 16 at Miami.
The Colts want Luck to be cleared by doctors for game action with enough time to practice all week before he returns. There is not enough time to do so this week. If the Colts beat the Dolphins and remain in contention for the AFC South title, there remains a chance that Luck will be available for the regular-season finale versus the Titans. Although Luck's lacerated kidney was healthy enough for a return to individual drills last week, he had not yet been cleared for 11-on-11 work. (NFL.com)|
FFToday's Take: Pagano described Matt Hasselbeck as "beat up from the feet up" on Monday, suggesting the Colts may need to turn to Charlie Whitehurst with the season on the line at Miami. Whatever remaining value players like T.Y. Hilton and Donte Moncrief had with Hasselbeck is essentially shot with "Clipboard Jesus" under center, although the Dolphins have been very accommodating to quarterbacks in recent weeks.
| Melvin Gordon placed on IR|
Torn cartilage in left knee
By: Doug Orth | Dec 21 2015, 7:05 pm
|Chargers rookie RB Melvin Gordon will miss the team's final two games, coach Mike McCoy said Monday, due to torn left-knee cartilage the running back sustained against the Miami Dolphins on Sunday.
Gordon, who went 15th in the NFL Draft, finished his rookie season with 641 rushing yards on 184 carries (3.5 per carry). He caught 33 of 37 passes for an average of 5.8 per reception. His longest rush was 27 yards. Though Gordon never scored a touchdown this season, he also seldom played when the offense reached the red zone. (San Diego Union-Tribune)|
FFToday's Take: Gordon's rookie season will go down as a huge disappointment based on his low YPC, four lost fumbles and the fact he didn't score a single touchdown on over 200 touches. It should be noted, however, that he was often pulled for Danny Woodhead in the red zone and suffered from one of the worst run-blocking lines in the NFL. Assuming San Diego addresses its shortcomings up front this offseason, Gordon has a chance to live up to expectations in 2016. The Chargers will play out the string with Donald Brown and Woodhead in the backfield.
| Mariota's status up in the air|
Right knee sprain; conflicting reports about 2015 availability
By: Doug Orth | Dec 21 2015, 6:45 pm
|Once Titans QB Marcus Mariota hurt his knee on Sunday at the New England Patriots, it was clear there was a good chance his season would be finished.
Reports on Monday confirmed that Mariota won't play in the Tennessee Titans' last two games. Chris Mortensen of ESPN said he has a sprained MCL, the same injury he had earlier this year that cost him some time. This time the injury is to his right knee; earlier in the season it was his left knee. (Yahoo! Sports)|
FFToday's Take: Titans beat writer Jim Wyatt tweeted Mariota's status is essentially week-to-week and that nothing has been decided yet. With Tennessee at 3-11 and in the driver's spot for the No. 1 overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft, it may be in the team's best interest to bring him back next year while fortifying his offensive line and receiving corps in the offseason. Mariota appears to be a keeper and is a player owners should consider as a strong QB2 next season. Zach Mettenberger will fill in for however long Mariota is out.
| Amendola likely out until playoffs|
Likely knee sprain; Julian Edelman due back in Week 16 or 17
By: Doug Orth | Dec 21 2015, 6:35 pm
|WR Danny Amendola is still getting tests on his knee, but the belief is it's a sprain that won't cause him to miss playoff time (Ian Rapoport on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: Amendola's durability has long been his biggest weakness and it appears he'll miss more time yet again. The Patriots are optimistic Julian Edelman will get at least one game in during the regular season in order to get acclimated for the playoffs, so owners that are rolling with Tom Brady or kept Edelman on their roster might see those players hook on a regular basis in Week 17 - if not Week 16 - assuming Edelman is cleared to play before then.
| Tyrann Mathieu out for the season|
Torn right ACL
By: Doug Orth | Dec 21 2015, 6:30 pm
|Cardinals HC Bruce Arians announced S Tyrann Mathieu tore the ACL in his right knee making an interception late in the fourth quarter. The injury will sideline the third-year pro for the rest of the season as well as the teamís playoff run.
Itís a tough blow for the team, as Mathieu was having a banner year with 89 total tackles, five interceptions, one forced fumble, one sack and 16 passes defensed. There was talk that the former third-round pick was a candidate for the leagueís Defensive Player of the Year award.
FFToday's Take: This is the second major knee injury Mathieu has suffered in three years as a pro, as he tore the ACL and LCL in his left knee as a rookie in 2013. It's a crushing blow for the Cardinals, who will likely turn to Tony Jefferson to replace the "Honey Badger". Given how late in the season the injury occurred, Mathieu will likely be questionable for the start of the 2016 season.
|Odell Beckham Jr. suspended one game|
Gaints WR will miss Week 16
By: Mike Krueger | Dec 21 2015, 2:55 pm
|Odell Beckham Jr. has been suspended for 1 game. Official statement to follow. (NFL.com)|
FFToday's Take: Beckham repeatedly got into it with Panthers DB Josh Norman yesterday including an obvious helmet to helmet initiated by Beckham. Beckham's loss is a huge blow to fantasy owners playing for a championship next week. Rueben Randle and Dwayne Harris should see increased roles with Beckham out.
| LeSean McCoy suffers MCL injury, week to week|
Likely out Week 16
By: Mike Krueger | Dec 21 2015, 2:00 pm
|Bills RB LeSean McCoy tore his MCL and is considered week to week for final two weeks, per league source. More testing scheduled for today. (Adam Schefter on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: The Bills will likely turn to a committee running back approach against Dallas in Week 16 with Karlos Williams and Mike Gillislee doing the heavy lifting. The Cowboys are giving up the sixth-most fantasy points to running backs.
| Adrian Peterson "ready to go" for Week 16|
Vikings RB suffers sprained ankle
By: Mike Krueger | Dec 21 2015, 11:45 am
|Sources on Vikings RB Adrian Peterson Monday afternoon: "He'll be ready to go on Sunday!Ē #Vikings #Giants (Josina Anderson on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: Peterson sprained his ankle late in the second quarter and missed much of the 2nd half of Sunday's victory over the Bears. Peterson was held to yards on carries while backup Jerick McKinnon racked up 86 yards and a TD on 11 touches (4 receptions). Peterson will likely be limited in practice this week.
|Patriots to sign veteran RB Steven Jackson|
By: Mike Krueger | Dec 21 2015, 11:39 am
|The New England Patriots, who have been ravaged by injuries at running back this season, will sign free agent Steven Jackson to a one-year deal Monday, a source told ESPN's Josina Anderson. (ESPN)|
FFToday's Take: Joey Iosefa (14) led the Patriots in rushing attempt in Week 15 followed by Brandon Bolden (10). The Patriots are in need of a veteran rusher after losing LeGarrette Blount and Dion Lewis to season-ending injuries. The 32-year-old Jackson has a chance at fantasy relevance but owners will be taking a role of the dice given the unpredictability of Patriots offensive gameplan from week to week.
| Spencer Ware active, likely to be limited|
By: Mike Krueger | Dec 20 2015, 11:15 am
|ESPN's Chris Mortensen reported that while Chiefs running back Spencer Ware is active, the team only wants to use him in case of an emergency. (ESPN)|
FFToday's Take: This means Charcandrick should receive the bulk of the carries today against Baltimore. He's now an RB1 in a game the Chiefs are favored by 6.5 with a projected team total of 24 points.
| Spencer Ware's role remains uncertain |
Dealing with separated cartilage in ribs
By: Mike Krueger | Dec 20 2015, 7:30 am
|#KCChiefs RB Spencer Ware is fighting separated cartilage in his ribs, but thereís a good chance heís on the field today, source said. (Ian Rapoport on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: The concern here is how much does Ware cut into Charcandrick West's workload. This could be a situation where Ware is only used in case of an emergency or in a support role with West receiving the majority of touches. However, we can't be certain. For now, West should be considered an RB2.
| Alshon Jeffery expected to play|
Listed as Questionable
By: Mike Krueger | Dec 20 2015, 7:10 am
|#Bears WR Alshon Jeffery, questionable with a calf injury & an illness, is expected to play today vs. the #Vikings, source said. (Ian Rapoport on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: Jeffery missed practice this week and while he's going to play, the risk of re-injuring his calf should be a concern for fantasy owners but not enough to keep him on your bench. Jeffery posted a 10-116-1 line the last time he faced Minnesota.
| Andre Ellington not expected to play|
Likely back in Week 16
By: Mike Krueger | Dec 20 2015, 7:00 am
|AZCardinals RB Andre Ellington (questionable, toe) is not expected to play tonight vs. the #Eagles, source said. Likely back next week. (Ian Rapoport on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: With Ellington out, David Johnson should once again command most of the running back workload for Arizona. Last week, Johnson racked up 24 touches while Stepfan Taylor and Kerywnn Williams combined for 8. Johsnon is an RB1 against the Eagles in Week 16.
| Alshon Jeffery practices Friday, questionable|
Illness, calf injury
By: Mike Krueger | Dec 18 2015, 12:45 pm
|Alshon Jeffery, Zach Miller and Pernell McPhee are questionable to face #Vikings on Sunday. Jeffery returned to practice on Friday. (Jeff Dickerson on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: Jeffery battled an illness earlier in the week but is expected to play. The Vikings are middle of the pack in terms of fantasy points allowed to wide receivers but have given up a TD to a wide receiver in the last four games.
| Kendall Wright out with rib injury|
By: Mike Krueger | Dec 18 2015, 12:30 pm
|Kendall Wright out for Sunday @Titans (Jim Wyatt on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: Wright originally suffered his rib injury in Week 13 and will be replaced in the starting lineup by Harry Douglas. Dorial Green-Beckham is worth a look if the Patriots focus their defensive attention on TE Delanie Walker.
| Charles Clay out with back injury|
Missed practice Friday
By: Mike Krueger | Dec 18 2015, 12:23 pm
|Out for Bills Sunday: Charles Clay (back), Bradham (ankle), Henderson (illness), Brooks (concussion/neck) & Aaron Williams (neck). (Vic Carucci on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: Clay didn't practice this week after pulling a muscle in his back and missing most of Week 14. Chris Gragg should see increased opportunities but isn't a recommended fantasy option.
| Landry sidelined, Lamar Miller limited Thursday|
Dolphins WR, RB dealing with injuries
By: Doug Orth | Dec 17 2015, 5:15 pm
|Lamar Miller (limited, ankle) and Jarvis Landry (DNP, knee) are among nine players on the Miami Dolphins' injury report. (miamidolphins.com)|
FFToday's Take: Landry was limited on Wednesday, meaning he could have suffered a setback from the injury that appeared to bother him throughout the Dolphins' MNF loss to the New York Giants. Miller didn't seem to be hobbled at all in the same game, but an ankle tweak might serve as a reasonable excuse as to why he saw only five touches in the second half after single-handedly destroying the Giants' defense in the first half.
| Jeffery sits out practice Thursday|
Dealing with Illness in addition to calf strain
By: Doug Orth | Dec 17 2015, 5:00 pm
|Bears WR Alshon Jeffery (illness/calf) did not participate in practice. HC John Fox indicates the illness is what kept him out. (Rich Campbell on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: Jeffery has been lucky to go back-to-back weeks this season without some kind of malady. He was limited in practice by the calf on Wednesday. Either way, the fourth-year wideout has seen nine or more targets in seven of the eight games he has played and posted a 10-116-1 line against Minnesota in Week 8 and appears likely to play this week despite his issues. The combination of targets and talent make him a solid fantasy WR1 in this week's rematch against the Vikings.
| Donte Moncrief misses practice again|
By: Mike Krueger | Dec 17 2015, 12:25 pm
|Donte Moncrief still sitting out practice. No boot on for him. Greg Toler, Jerrell Freeman, Erik Walden all practicing (Kevin Bowen on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: Moncrief (foot) was in a boot earlier this week and unless he's able to return to practice Friday it's likely he'll be on the inactive list come Sunday. Even if Moncrief sits, Andre Johnson or Griff Whalen won't be a fantasy recommendation against the Texans.
|Panthers to use RBBC with Stewart out|
A situation to avoid in Week 15
By: Mike Krueger | Dec 17 2015, 11:27 am
|Rivera expects committee approach with RBs vs. Giants w/ Jonathan Stewart out. Tolbert, Fozzy and Artis-Payne all should get carries. (Joe Person on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: Fozzy Whittaker may get the "start" but it's going to be difficult to trust him as anything more than FLEX play in Week 15. Don't be surprised if Cam Newton takes on more of the rushing load with Stewart out.
|New England works out Steven Jackson |
Veteran RB played for OC Josh McDaniels in St. Louis
By: Jake Gordon | Dec 16 2015, 5:46 pm
|NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported New England worked out Steven Jackson on Wednesday, according to a source informed of the team's thinking. (NFL.com)|
FFToday's Take: New England is simply looking at every available option to fortify what is left of their backfield in preparation for a playoff run. Steven Jackson may be able to provide another able bodied player for the team to rely on down the stretch but his role would be limited over the final weeks of the fantasy season. James White and Brandon Bolden are still the best fantasy options in the wake of LeGarrette Blount's injury.
| Patriots' Julian Edelman practices |
By: Mike Krueger | Dec 16 2015, 4:15 pm
|After surprisingly participating in practice Friday, Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman, who broke his foot in November, practiced in pads Wednesday. According to WEEI.com, it's his first time practicing in pads since his injury. Meanwhile, The Boston Globe reported that Edelman ran without limping. Edelman's initial timetable to return was projected to be six-to-eight weeks. It's been a little more than four weeks since he suffered the initial injury. While his return to practice might not mean he's ahead of schedule, it certainly isn't bad news. (CBSSports.com)|
FFToday's Take: The Patriots have no reason to rush one of Tom Brady's favorite targets back onto the field now that the team has clinched a division title. It looks like New England will have Julian Edelman back for their post-season while fantasy owners can only cross their fingers and keep him stashed on the bench as the year plays out.
| San Diego WR Steve Johnson misses practice|
By: Jake Gordon | Dec 16 2015, 2:33 pm
|WR Dontrelle Inman (neck) ahead of Stevie Johnson (groin) in recovery from Dec. 6 injury. Inman doing position drills. Johnson not. (Michael Gehlken via Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: Dontrelle Inman appears to be making progress and could be cleared to play this weekend against the Dolphins. Meanwhile, Steve Johnson's status is very much up in the air after missing Wednesday's practice. If cleared to play, Inman would see enough targets to put him on the radar as a flex option in deeper formats.
| Sprained MCL for T.J. Yeldon|
Eyeing Week 16 return
By: Mike Krueger | Dec 16 2015, 12:15 pm
|Yeldon said he sprained MCL. Yeldon thinks he'll play against Saints. Didn't exactly rule himself out for this week but you know. (Ryan O\'Halloran on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: T.J. Yeldon's comments make it almost certain that he'll miss this week's game against the Falcons. Denard Robinson is expected to get the start at running back and makes for interesting RB2 option against Atlanta who gives up the third-most fantasy points to running backs.
| Jonathan Stewart sits Wednesday|
By: Mike Krueger | Dec 16 2015, 10:38 am
|No sign of Jonathan Stewart as media portion of practice ends. Greg Olsen and Charles Tillman are out here. A lot of vet days, per usual. (Max Henson on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: Stewart injured his foot last week and may not see the practice field this week. Owners should monitor his progress throughout the week and have a Plan B in place. Rookie Cameron Artis-Payne and Fozzy Whittaker would likely form a committee if Stewart doesn't play.
| Blount to miss rest of the season with hip injury|
Brandon Bolden expected to see increased role
By: Mike Krueger | Dec 15 2015, 5:35 pm
|New England Patriots running back LeGarrette Blount will miss the remainder of the season because of a hip injury, a source confirmed to ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter. Blount suffered the injury in Sunday's game against the Houston Texans. (ESPN)|
FFToday's Take: Brandon Bolden is next in line to take over the power-back option in the Patriots offense with James White being used in a pass-catching role. Bolden, Denard Robinson and Bryce Brown are top waiver wire adds at running back for those owners still in the playoffs.
| Seahawks release RB DuJuan Harris|
Bryce Brown signed
By: Mike Krueger | Dec 15 2015, 5:19 pm
|Source: the Seahawks have released RB DuJuan Harris. (Field Yates on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: Harris carried 18 times after Thomas Rawls left last week's game with an ankle injury, but is no looking for work. Bryce Brown and Fred Jackson are now in line to receive the bulk of the running back duties in Week 15. Brown should get the majority of opportunities on early downs with Jackson getting a series or two of his own and third-down work.
| Brian Hoyer (concussion) likely out multiple weeks|
Texans concerned after his second head injury in a month
By: Antonio D'Arcangelis | Dec 15 2015, 9:45 am
|Ed Werder (@Edwerderespn) on Twitter: "#Texans worried Brian Hoyer's latest concussion and other injuries could cause QB to be out for a while. I'm told player is concerned." (Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: This is Hoyer second concussion inside of a month, and it appears that T.J. Yates will assume duties under center for the foreseeable future in Houston. Considering the favorable matchup in Indy, Yates might not be a terrible option in Week 15.
| Jonathan Stewart diagnosed with sprained foot|
Panthers likely to sit him out as precaution
By: Antonio D'Arcangelis | Dec 15 2015, 9:38 am
|CharlotteObserver.com's Joe Person with another tweet on Panthers RB Jonathan Stewart: "Updating Panthers injuries: Jonathan Stewart has sprained foot. Status for this wk is unclear. Expect the team err on side of caution." (Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: Person is just a wealth of information this morning. We concur that Carolina isn't likely to force the issue with Stewart, who they said would be handled with kid gloves down the stretch even before this latest injury. Both Fozzy Whittaker and Cameron Artis-Payne are worth picking up, with the edge for better fantasy production leaning toward the more experienced Whittaker.
| Greg Olsen (knee) expected to play Week 15|
Panthers TE will be limited in practice but should face Giants
By: Antonio D'Arcangelis | Dec 15 2015, 9:33 am
|Panthers beat writer (CharlotteObserver.com) Joe Person on Twitter: "Greg Olsen expected to be limited with his knee injury this week. But he hasn't missed a game since his rookie year. He will play Sunday." (Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: Olsen is probably fine to fire up as a TE1 but it's worth monitoring his status during the week and before game time. If for any reason he's unable to go on Sunday, TE Ed Dickson makes a fine replacement in a good matchup.
| Vincent Jackson to miss "several games"|
By: Doug Orth | Dec 14 2015, 5:55 pm
|WR Vincent Jackson suffered an MCL sprain, per source. He'll miss several games. His availability depends on when 2015 ends. (Ian Rapoport on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: V-Jax is likely done for the season as the Bucs are clinging to very slim playoff hopes. His absence figures to lead to more opportunities for Mike Evans, who saw nine, 19 and 13 targets in the games Jackson missed earlier this season, and Austin Seferian-Jenkins.
| Whitehurst could start for Colts in Week 15|
Hasselbeck (left arm, rib) forced from Week 14 loss
By: Doug Orth | Dec 14 2015, 5:45 pm
|According to Stephen Holder of the Indianapolis Star, Andrew Luck said heís going to try to practice this week, but insisted he will play again this season. Thatís not to say heís going to be ready for Sundayís game against the Texans, but the fact heís close to being cleared to practice after a lacerated kidney is a good sign. According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, Matt Hasselbeck was spotted with his left arm in a sling. Hasselbeck left last nightís loss to the Jaguars with what was billed as a rib injury. If the 40-year-old backup canít go and Luck isnít ready, that means the Colts have to turn to Charlie Whitehurst. (Pro Football Talk)|
FFToday's Take: The legend of "Clipboard Jesus" lives on. Despite Luck's insistence on playing again this season, there are multiple reports that suggest otherwise. Hasselbeck is likely dealing with multiple upper-body injuries and will probably be deemed no better than questionable when the injury reports are released later this week. Whitehurst and T.J. Yates could very well be the starting quarterback next week when the Colts and Texans meet in a battle for AFC South supremacy.
|Seahawks sign RB Bryce Brown, again|
Brown adds depth behind Harris and Jackson
By: Doug Orth | Dec 14 2015, 11:41 am
|According to source, the Seahawks have re-signed veteran RB Bryce Brown to help make up for loss of star rookie Thomas Rawls. (Rob Rang on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: Thomas Rawls injured his ankle in the first quarter of Sunday's game against Baltimore and is expected to miss the remainder of the season. Brown was signed and released by the Seahawks earlier this season but does have a better opportunity to make an impact this go-around with DuJuan Harris and Fred Jackson ahead of him on the depth chart. Brown is worth a flier if you have the roster space.
| Fractured right thumb for Dalton, out Week 15|
By: Mike Krueger | Dec 13 2015, 4:10 pm
|Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton suffered a fractured thumb in his throwing hand during Sunday's loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers and is uncertain how long he will be out. Bengals coach Marvin Lewis said Dalton will miss next week's game against San Francisco but acknowledged he did not know whether the quarterback will miss any additional time. (ESPN)|
FFToday's Take: Dalton will see specialist on Monday after injuring his thumb in the first quarter. It's possible Dalton will miss more than just next week. AJ McCarron threw for 280 yards and two touchdowns in relief and will get the start next week against the 49ers.