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|12/12/2018||Allen Robinson II, Chi, WR|
|Robinson will practice Thursday after being held out of Wednesday's session with a sore hip.
Analysis: The likely playoff-bound Bears were probably just giving Robinson a maintenance day to begin the week. He's been held under 45 receiving yards in three of Chicago's last four games and doesn't have a touchdown over that stretch, though he's still getting a fair amount of targets.
|12/12/2018||Rashaad Penny, Sea, RB|
|Penny was held out of Wednesday's practice as he continues to deal with an ankle injury.
Analysis: Penny played on the gimpy ankle Monday against the Vikings and contributed 44 yards on eight carries as the No. 2 back behind Chris Carson. Expect similar usage if the rookie is active for this week's game at San Francisco.
|12/12/2018||Austin Hooper, Atl, TE|
|Hooper was held out of Wednesday's practice due to knee and ankle injuries.
Analysis: It's unclear if this is simply a maintenance day for Hooper, who's emerged as a solid fantasy tight end by posting career highs of 64 catches and four touchdowns in his third NFL season.
|12/12/2018||Julio Jones, Atl, WR|
|Jones did not practice for a second straight day Thursday, with the Falcons saying that he's dealing with an illness.
Analysis: Two missed practices would normally be cause for concern, but Jones is routinely held out and has shown up for every game. Unless he's not on the field Friday, expect the elite receiver to be active for Sunday's game against Arizona.
|12/12/2018||Ezekiel Elliott, Dal, RB|
|Elliott was back at practice Thursday after being held out of Wednesday's session with a sore shoulder.
Analysis: Elliott's absence was more or less a rest day after he received a whopping 40 touches in last week's win over the Eagles. The star running back should be dialed in for another heavy workload when the Cowboys visit Indianapolis this Sunday.
|12/12/2018||T.Y. Hilton, Ind, WR|
|Hilton missed practice Thursday for a second straight day due to an ankle injury.
Analysis: Hilton also sat out practice on Wednesday and Thursday of last week before racking up a season-high 199 yards on nine catches to help the Colts to a big win at Houston. His status for this Sunday's game against the Cowboys is uncertain for now, though more should be known when the Colts practice again Friday.
|12/12/2018||David Johnson, Ari, RB|
|Johnson returned to practice Thursday after sitting out Wednesday's session with a quadriceps injury.
Analysis: Johnson was never believed to be in doubt of missing this weekend's game against Atlanta. The onetime fantasy star has been held back by Arizona's dreadful offense but draws a very favorable matchup in the Falcons' sieve-like defense.
|12/12/2018||Ryan Tannehill, Mia, QB|
|Tannehill, who briefly left the Dolphins' Week 14 win over New England after turning his right ankle, practiced Wednesday and will start Sunday at Minnesota.
Analysis: Tannehill has played quite well since returning from a right shoulder injury that sidelined him for five games. In three games since coming back, he's completed 69.1 percent of his passes with eight touchdowns and just one interception while producing a 129.9 quarterback rating.
|12/12/2018||Quincy Enunwa, NYJ, WR|
|Enunwa will not play Saturday against the Texans due to a lingering ankle injury.
Analysis: Enunwa, who leads the Jets with 38 receptions, has been dealing with the injury for a while and will get some extra time to heal up. With a mere 31 yards on five catches over his last two games, he wouldn't have been a desirable fantasy choice anyway.
|12/12/2018||Elijah McGuire, NYJ, RB|
|McGuire (ankle) has been removed from the Jets' injury report for Saturday's game against the Texans.
Analysis: McGuire could be worth a fantasy start in a game teammate Isaiah Crowell will miss with a toe injury. The second-year back had 83 yards from scrimmage and a touchdown with Crowell absent for most of New York's Week 14 victory at Buffalo.
|12/12/2018||Mychal Kendricks, Sea, LB|
|According to ESPN, Kendricks suffered a fractured tibia in Monday's game against Minnesota and will miss the remainder of the season.
Analysis: That will end a challenging season for Kendricks, who was released by the Browns just before Week 1 and later served an eight-game suspension for being indicted in an insider trading case. He had been starting in place of K.J. Wright, who's also missed considerable time this year due to a knee injury.
|12/12/2018||Bryce Callahan, Chi, CB|
|Callahan has been placed on injured reserve after breaking his foot in the Bears' Week 14 win over the Rams.
Analysis: Callahan is one of the league's better slot corners and has started 10 of Chicago's 13 games. Special teams ace Sherrick McManis is in line to take over that role but likely represents a downgrade.
|12/12/2018||Lamar Jackson, Bal, QB|
|Ravens coach John Harbaugh announced that Jackson will remain the starting quarterback for Sunday's game against Tampa Bay with Joe Flacco serving as the backup.
Analysis: Jackson should now be considered the Ravens' quarterback going forward, though that could quickly change should the rookie face-plant against the Bucs. The former Heisman Trophy winner should be viewed as a lower-end QB1 for fantasy, as he's consistently produced points with his running ability but hasn't topped 178 passing yards in any of his four starts.
|12/12/2018||Carson Wentz, Phi, QB|
|According to ESPN, Wentz has been diagnosed with a fractured vertebrae in his back. The Eagles' franchise quarterback is not expected to need surgery, but may miss the remainder of the season as a result.
Analysis: The report added that the Eagles are still determining whether Wentz can play this season without sustaining further damage. Philadelphia isn't far out of a playoff spot but has to travel to the Rams this weekend before hosting AFC South-leading Houston in Week 16. It's looking likely that Nick Foles will start the final three games at quarterback.
|12/11/2018||Corey Clement, Phi, RB|
|Clement has been placed on IR with a right knee injury, ending his season.
Analysis: Even when on the field, Clement has failed to be a reliable fantasy option this season and he hasn't had more than eight carries since Week 6.
|12/11/2018||Courtland Sutton, Den, WR|
|Sutton (thigh) is not on the Broncos' final injury report for Saturday's game against Cleveland.
Analysis: Sutton, now Denver's de facto No. 1 receiver following Emmanuel Sanders' recent season-ending injury, had a disappointing 14 yards on two catches while playing through the injury last week against the 49ers. The rookie may be in a better spot this week with Cleveland to play without top cornerback Denzel Ward.
|12/11/2018||Spencer Ware, KC, RB|
|Ware is listed as doubtful for Thursday's game against the Chargers due to a hamstring injury he sustained in Kansas City's Week 14 win over the Ravens.
Analysis: Ware was able to finish out Sunday's game but looks likely to be held out with Kansas City on a short week. The Kareem Hunt-less Chiefs figure to use a tandem of Damien Williams and the recently re-signed Charcandrick West if Ware indeed doesn't play.
|12/11/2018||Ben Roethlisberger, Pit, QB|
|Roethlisberger was held out of Wednesday's practice as he deals with sore ribs.
Analysis: The injury isn't going to keep Big Ben from playing Sunday against the Patriots, though it wouldn't be surprising if the Steelers sit him out another day of practice.
|12/10/2018||Matt Milano, Buf, LB|
|Bills starting linebacker Matt Milano has had surgery to repair a broken left leg and will miss the remainder of the season.
Analysis: Coach Sean McDermott provided the update on Monday, a day after Milano broke his fibula in a 27-23 loss to the New York Jets. Milano was hurt when his leg became twisted in a pile after he stopped quarterback Sam Darnold from scoring at Buffalo's 1 on third-and-goal from the 4 with 1:22 remaining.
|12/10/2018||Tyreek Hill, KC, WR|
|The Chiefs have listed Hill (heel) as questionable for Thursday's game against the Chargers.
Analysis: Hill was limping at times during Sunday's game against the Ravens but still managed to record 139 yards on eight catches in Kansas City's overtime victory. The dynamic wide receiver also put in limited practices on Tuesday and Wednesday, so it looks like he'll be able to help out fantasy playoff teams in this important AFC West showdown.
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