T.Y. Hilton misses practice, Questionable

Fantasy Football, NFL News
December 14, 2018

InjuryColts will make decision Saturday or Sunday

Reich: T.Y. HIlton. No practice today. Make decision Saturday or Sunday. Have to wait and see how he responds. Will be Questionable for game. (Mike Chappell on Twitter)

Nerdy Football Analysis: Hilton missed practice all week with an ankle injury and appears to legitimately questionable for Sunday’s matchup against the Cowboys. Dontrelle Inman is expected to return after missing last week with a shoulder injury.

Odell Beckham Jr. out for Week 15

Fantasy Football, NFL News
December 14, 2018

InjuryQuad injury

The New York Giants have again ruled out wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. for Sunday’s game against the Tennessee Titans, coach Pat Shurmur said Friday.

Beckham has been dealing with a quadriceps injury and missed Sunday’s 40-16 win over the Washington Redskins. (ESPN)

Nerdy Football Analysis: Beckham will miss his second straight game leaving the Giants without their best playmaker on the outside. In his absence Sterling Shepard, Russell Shepard and Corey Coleman will be the top wideouts. Tight end Evan Engram becomes a little more intriguing but the Titans represent a negative matchup giving up the fewest fantasy points to the position.

Fantasy Football Week 15: Confident Calls on Toughest Lineup Decisions

Fantasy Football
December 14, 2018
It’s that all-important time in the NFL season. No, we’re not talking about the playoff push. We’re talking about the fantasy football playoffs—naturally. If you’ve made it this far, pat yourself on the back…

Baker Mayfield

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Ian Thomas

Jaylen Samuels

Kenyan Drake

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Carson Wentz has fractured vertebra in back

Fantasy Football, NFL News
December 13, 2018

InjuryNo surgery required; status for rest of 2018 uncertain

A recent CT scan on Carson Wentz’s back revealed a fractured vertebra that, if allowed time to rest, would fully heal without further expected issues, sources tell ESPN. There will be a continued evaluation to determine if continuing to play this year will make injury worse. (ESPN – Adam Schefter)

Nerdy Football Analysis: Wentz is not expected to play in Week 15 versus the Rams and will probably be ruled out for the remainder of the season in the likely event the Eagles lose in Los Angeles as it would pretty much seal their playoff fate. Nick Foles was mostly atrocious in two starts earlier this season, throwing for one touchdown and one interception against the Falcons and Bucs. Downgrade all Eagles – including Zach Ertz – and fire up the Rams D/ST wherever possible.

Conner could play without practice Week 15?

Fantasy Football, NFL News
December 13, 2018

InjuryRB remained out of practice Thursday with ankle injury

With RB James Conner still not practicing, Steelers OC Randy Fichtner said he does not believe Conner needs to practice to play Sunday vs the Patriots: “He’s played a LOT.” (Aditi Kinkhabwala on Twitter)

Nerdy Football Analysis: Expect this to go right down to 90 minutes prior to the 4:25 ET kickoff on Sunday. Jaylen Samuels filled in nicely for fantasy owners in PPR leagues last week, but it is clear the Steelers don’t trust him to handle a very heavy load in the running game. It’s entirely possible Pittsburgh keeps him active and has him share the load with Samuels in what is a highly impactful game to its playoff chances. For now, consider Conner a very risky RB2 option.