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1 week agoDallas Mavericks center Dwight Powell (arm) was wearing a sleeve on his left arm during practice on Friday. Powell bruised his left arm during Wednesday's game, but the X-rays came back negative. He was playing fantastic during that game, so fantasy owners should take notice. It sounds like Powell will be fine for Sunday's game against the Sacramento Kings.--Andy Webb - RotoBallerSource: Eddie Sefko
Next Matchup:   12/16 @ MIL
Matchup Rating:   PREMIUM   $3,500
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1 week agoNew England Patriots running back Sony Michel will have a promising matchup against a Chiefs Defense that is allowing the second most fantasy points to running backs this season. Michel has been one of the most frustrating backs in the NFL this season and is averaging only 3.5 yards per carry in his second season. He will have an opportunity to post a solid line in Week 14 as the Chiefs have allowed nine-plus fantasy points to 16 different runners this season. The only caveat is the sudden emergence of James White last week, which could siphon snaps away from Michel. The second-year running back will be a risky RB3 in Week 14.--Joey C - RotoBallerSource: New England Patriots
Week 15:  @ CIN
Matchup Rating:   PREMIUM   $5,400
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1 week agoUtah Jazz guard Mike Conley (hamstring) was able to go through portions of Friday's practice. He experienced left hamstring tightness on Monday and left the game in the second half. He was not able to play in Wednesday's game against the Lakers. Joe Ingles was given the start, but was unable to do much while in the starting five. Ingles will likely be asked to start again if Conley is ruled out for Saturday's game.--Andy Webb - RotoBallerSource: Utah Jazz
Next Matchup:   12/17 vs. ORL
Matchup Rating:   PREMIUM   $5,600
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1 week agoLos Angeles Rams tight end Gerald Everett has been officially ruled out for Week 14's matchup against the Seattle Seahawks. Everett is dealing with a knee injury and missed practice this week because of it. In his place, Tyler Higbee will take over as the starting tight end. He put up a touchdown and over 100 yards receiving last week and makes for an excellent replacement for any fantasy teams rostering Everett.--David A Marcillo - RotoBallerSource: Curtis Crabtree on Twitter
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1 week agoNew York Knicks guard Damyean Dotson (finger) was able to suit up for Friday's practice. He dislocated his left pinky during Thursday's game, but he's expected to play in Saturday's game against the Indiana Pacers. Dotson looked like he was in a lot of pain on Thursday, but the fact he was able to practice is a good sign. More information about his status will be known after Saturday's shootaround.--Andy Webb - RotoBallerSource: Chris Iseman
Next Matchup:   12/15 @ DEN
Matchup Rating:   PREMIUM   $3,000
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1 week agoMemphis Grizzlies guard JA Morant (back) was able to go through limited parts of practice on Friday. Head coach Taylor Jenkins has not ruled out Morant for Saturday's game against the Utah Jazz. The Grizzlies will re-evaluate Morant on Saturday to see how he responds to an increased workload from Friday. Tyus Jones and De'Anthony Melton will continue to benefit until Morant is ready to play.--Andy Webb - RotoBallerSource: Michael Wallace
Next Matchup:   12/16 vs. MIA
Matchup Rating:   PREMIUM   $6,500
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1 week agoNew England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman (shoulder) was limited in practice on Thursday but is expected to play against the Chiefs in Week 14. He will have a tough matchup against a Chiefs Defense that is allowing the third fewest fantasy points to opposing receivers this season. Edelman is having perhaps his best season and is averaging 7.6 receptions over his last six games. The Chiefs have allowed only three touchdowns to receivers since Week 5 so finding the end zone may be difficult for the veteran receiver. But he will have plenty of value, especially in PPR leagues, heading into Week 14.--Joey C - RotoBallerSource: New England Patriots
Week 15:  @ CIN
Matchup Rating:   PREMIUM   $7,500
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1 week agoNew England Patriots wide receiver Mohamed Sanu (ankle) was listed as limited in practice heading into the team's Week 14 matchup against the Chiefs. Sanu played only 19 snaps last week and clearly is being hampered by the injury. He will go up against a Chiefs Defense that is allowing the third fewest fantasy points to receivers. Since Week 5, they have allowed only three touchdowns to receivers. The Patriots certainly need Sanu to boost their suddenly stagnant offense and is targeted to play. If he suits up, fantasy owners still need to be cautious throwing Sanu into lineups and expecting him to produce big-time numbers in Week 14.--Joey C - RotoBallerSource: New England Patriots
Week 15:  @ CIN
Matchup Rating:   PREMIUM   $5,700
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1 week agoNew England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady will take on a Chiefs Defense that is allowing the 12th most fantasy points to opposing passers this season. The Patriots offense has been in a slump the past few weeks and the wide receivers group has battled injuries. But the Chiefs have allowed multiple touchdowns to three of the last five quarterbacks they have faced and Brady will have to throw the rock to keep up with Patrick Mahomes and an explosive Chiefs offense. Multiple touchdowns and 300-plus yards passing is certainly in play for Brady in Week 14.--Joey C - RotoBallerSource: New England Patriots
Week 15:  @ CIN
Matchup Rating:   PREMIUM   $6,900
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1 week agoDetroit Lions running back Bo Scarbrough has taken control of the Lions backfield, but he may not get too many opportunities in Week 14 with the Minnesota Vikings on deck. This game could get out of hand very quickly, which would mean limited touches for Scarbrough as he is not involved in the passing game whatsoever. There is a chance that the Lions lean on the rushing attack with rookie David Blough starting at quarterback, but too much uncertainty remains to trust Scarbrough in this one. He will slot in as an RB4 for this matchup.--Joseph Magazzinich - RotoBallerSource: NFL.com
Week 15:  vs. TB
Matchup Rating:   PREMIUM   $5,500
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1 week agoDetroit Lions wide receiver Marvin Jones shouldn't have a hard time against a leaky Minnesota Vikings secondary in Week 14, but uncertainty remains with rookie quarterback David Blough starting for the Lions. Jones has hauled in 17 receptions for 206 yards and three touchdowns over the last four weeks, proving to be at least somewhat quarterback-proof. Fantasy owners need more assurance than that heading into the first week of the fantasy playoffs though. Jones did absolutely torch the Vikings in Week 7, going off for 93 yards and four touchdowns, but that was with Matthew Stafford (back) throwing the passes. Jones will slot in as a boom-or-bust WR3 in Week 14.--Joseph Magazzinich - RotoBallerSource: NFL.com
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1 week agoDetroit Lions wide receiver Kenny Golladay was able to haul in 158 yards and a touchdown with rookie quarterback David Blough under center in Week 13, but a closer look into the game tells a different story. Most of Golladay's production, including his touchdown catch, came on one play in the first quarter. It was a very quiet afternoon for Golladay and the entire Lions offense from then on. Golladay doesn't have the toughest Week 14 matchup with the Minnesota Vikings on deck, but it should be noted that the Vikings did hold him to just one catch for 21 yards when these two teams met back in Week 7. With so much uncertainty surrounding Golladay this week, he will slot in as a fringe WR2 against the Vikings.--Joseph Magazzinich - RotoBallerSource: NFL.com
Week 15:  vs. TB
Matchup Rating:   PREMIUM   $8,600
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1 week agoThe Washington Redskins Defense has performed well both in real life and in fantasy football the last two weeks, greatly contributing to the fact that their team has won its last two games. With fantasy championships at stake in Week 14, now is not the time to buy into this trend so much that you believe they are up to the task of handling Aaron Rodgers. Rodgers may not be launching MVP-level numbers around, but he also doesn't turn the ball over or otherwise make mistakes that make things easy on opposing defenses. If Washington is able to post its third straight impressive defensive effort in a row this week, so be it. Let it happen on the waiver wire.--Chris O'Reilly - RotoBallerSource: ESPN.com
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1 week agoIndianapolis Colts kicker Adam Vinatieri is out for Week 14 due to a knee injury. The Colts signed Chase McLaughlin earlier in the week and he will assume kicking duties for Indianapolis against the Tampa Bay Bucs. Vinatieri says that IR has not been discussed, so he can be seen as week-to-week for now. McLaughlin makes for a solid fill-in kicker for any fantasy teams looking to tweak their kicking game.--David A Marcillo - RotoBallerSource: Mike Chappell on Twitter
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1 week agoWashington Redskins wide receiver Kelvin Harmon can hang his hat on an increased role in an otherwise terrible pass offense over the last few weeks, but that's where the positives begin and end regarding his Week 14 outlook. The Packers are in a three-way tie for the second-fewest receptions allowed to wide receivers on the season, and the Redskins much prefer to run the ball anyway. Harmon is worth monitoring in deep PPR leagues as the fantasy playoffs progress, but he can't be confidently relied upon this Sunday.--Chris O'Reilly - RotoBallerSource: ESPN.com
Week 15:  vs. PHI
Matchup Rating:   PREMIUM   $4,000
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1 week agoIndianapolis Colts running back Marlon Mack is expected to be back on the field for a Week 14 game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Mack hasn't played since Week 11 due to a broken hand, but according to Colts coach Frank Reich, Mack won't be limited or on any kind of a pitch count. While fantasy owners are likely thrilled that Mack is back, he has a rough matchup to welcome him. Tampa Bay features the league's best run defense and one of the league's worst pass defenses, so the Colts are more likely to take to the air than to rely on their running game. Mack is a low-floor RB2 for this one.--David A Marcillo - RotoBallerSource: Mike Chappell on Twitter
Week 15:  @ NO
Matchup Rating:   PREMIUM   $6,000
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1 week agoIndianapolis Colts wide receiver T.Y. Hilton (calf) won't be suiting up for a Week 14 matchup against the Tampa Bay. Hilton had another setback in practice a few weeks ago and wasn't able to practice at all this week. He has already stated that he's not sure if he'll be able to play again this season. At this point, fantasy owners should not be expecting anything from the speedy wide receiver. Zach Pascal will benefit the most from Hilton's absence, especially against a soft Tampa Bay secondary.--David A Marcillo - RotoBallerSource: Mike Wells on Twitter
Week 15:  @ NO
Matchup Rating:   PREMIUM   $7,500
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1 week agoWashington Redskins wide receiver Terry McLaurin's outlook has been and will continue to be hurt by having Dwayne Haskins as his quarterback, but there is big-play potential in his spectrum of outcomes for Week 14 if this pass offense can display some level of competence. The Packers are allowing nearly 16.5 yards per catch to opposing WRs, setting McLaurin up well if his inaccurate rookie QB can actually connect with him a few times. Adding to the risk in this matchup is that while Green Bay is susceptible to big plays from wideouts, the Pack is tied for the second-fewest receptions allowed to the position. As such, McLaurin doesn't carry a high PPR floor, and cannot be considered a safe play.--Chris O'Reilly - RotoBallerSource: ESPN.com
Week 15:  vs. PHI
Matchup Rating:   PREMIUM   $5,600
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1 week agoWashington Redskins running back Chris Thompson was a non-factor in his return from injury last week, and there is little evidence to suggest he'll see much of an uptick in Week 14 against the Packers. Dwayne Haskins is given minimal opportunities to throw the ball for obvious reasons, and it helps that Washington has been able to establish an effective rushing attack of late. Thompson doesn't factor into that rushing attack, so his opportunities to produce fantasy numbers are almost entirely limited to whatever work he sees on passing downs. The Packers could theoretically jump out to an early lead and force the Redskins to throw, in turn boosting Thompson's outlook. That's not worth banking on this late in the season with fantasy championships at stake.--Chris O'Reilly - RotoBallerSource: ESPN.com
Week 15:  vs. PHI
Matchup Rating:   PREMIUM   $3,700
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1 week agoWashington Redskins running back Adrian Peterson continues to split backfield work with Derrius Guice, but the two of them proved together last week that they can both enjoy success in the right matchup. They'll get their second consecutive "right matchup" this week at Lambeau Field against a Packers Defense giving up the sixth-most rushing yards per game and the second-most total rushing touchdowns to opposing backs. Guice is the better boom-play here, with more potential for big-time production on middling volume. Peterson should still be in line for enough of his own share, however, and should be regarded as a flex possibility unless you are fortunate enough to be super-deep at running back.--Chris O'Reilly - RotoBallerSource: ESPN.com
Week 15:  vs. PHI
Matchup Rating:   PREMIUM   $6,000
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1 week agoWashington Redskins running back Derrius Guice couldn't have many better matchups in which to follow up on his excellent Week 13 outing. The Packers are allowing the sixth-most yards per game to running backs, and their 13 rushing touchdowns surrendered to RBs is the second-most. We know the Redskins would run the ball on every single play if they could, so look for Guice to once again be a focal point of his team's offensive game plan. Continuing to cap his upside is the presence of Adrian Peterson, but Guice proved last week that a backfield split isn't enough to totally neutralize him when the matchup is right. Guice should be viewed as a fantasy starter in all formats for Week 14.--Chris O'Reilly - RotoBallerSource: ESPN.com
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1 week agoCleveland Browns tight end David Njoku (wrist) told reporters on Friday that he expects to be activated from the injured reserve for Sunday's game against the Cincinnati Bengals. Njoku has been sidelined since he fractured his wrist during Week 2's win over the New York Jets. He told reporters that he felt ready to play two weeks ago, but it is apparent that the team did not want to rush him back into action. It remains to be seen whether he will see a full complement of snaps in his first game back against Cincy. That being said, Njoku's Week 15 matchup against the Arizona Cardinals makes him a priority waiver add for any forward-thinking fantasy GM hurting at the tight end position. Arizona has been one of the worst defenses in the league when it comes to defending enemy tight ends.--Matt Terelle - RotoBallerSource: Mary Kay Cabot on Twitter
Week 15:  @ ARI
Matchup Rating:   PREMIUM   $5,200
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1 week agoWashington Redskins quarterback Dwayne Haskins will go for his third straight victory in Green Bay on Sunday. Whether the Redskins pull off the upset or not, their two-game winning streak is in spite of their quarterback--not because of him. Haskins has just two touchdowns in six appearances this year, and hasn't eclipsed 215 passing yards in any of his starts. This is arguably the least interesting pass offense in the NFL, with both Haskins and his pass-catchers shouldering the blame for that distinction. The rookie's only upside for Week 14 comes in the form of potential garbage-time chances at production, as the Packers could reasonably be expected to win this one going away.--Chris O'Reilly - RotoBallerSource: ESPN.com
Week 15:  vs. PHI
Matchup Rating:   PREMIUM   $5,300
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1 week agoSan Francisco 49ers running back Raheem Mostert erupted for 154 scrimmage yards and a touchdown in Week 12, rendering starter Tevin Coleman obsolete. The fifth-year back has been explosive in limited opportunities this season, averaging 5.9 yards per tote, but it may not translate into increased usage in Week 13 against the New Orleans Saints. With Matt Breida (ankle) returning and Coleman inevitably in the mix, Mostert will likely revert to his standard change-of-pace role. Against a tough Saints rush defense, the Niners may play the hot hand, giving Mostert an upside of double-digit touches. But due to the high backfield uncertainty, fantasy managers should prudently view him as a flex option.--Andrew Le - RotoBallerSource: Yahoo! Sports
Week 15:  vs. ATL
Matchup Rating:   PREMIUM   $5,900
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1 week agoTennessee Titans quarterback Ryan Tannehill has quietly been producing consistent QB1 numbers since his insertion in the starting lineup six weeks ago. Tannehill has the Titans 5-1 since that time and firmly in the playoff picture, but Week 14 represents a crucial matchup. Tannehill and the Titans will face an exploitable Oakland Raiders Defense this week, where he can safely be counted on for the first round of the fantasy playoffs. Tannehill is the QB6 overall since becoming the starter, and it would not be surprising to see him flirt with that status this week as well.--Sam D - RotoBallerSource: FantasyPros
Week 15:  vs. HOU
Matchup Rating:   PREMIUM   $7,400
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1 week agoNew York Giants wide receiver Darius Slayton is off the fantasy radar with Eli Manning back under center and Evan Engram (foot) and Golden Tate (concussion) back on the field. Slayton will now be the 4th option in the passing game (perhaps 5th behind Saquon Barkley) with a quarterback who hasn't played many games with him and isn't as prone to taking deep shots down the field. It all makes Slayton way too risky for fantasy lineups.--Eric Samulski - RotoBallerSource: Jordan Raanan
Week 15:  vs. MIA
Matchup Rating:   PREMIUM   $5,500
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1 week agoNew York Giants wide receiver Sterling Shepard will see a downtick in value with both Golden Tate (concussion) and Evan Engram (foot) returning on Monday night. Shepard will move to the boundary receiver role with Tate back, which is actually a boost to his value, but there just simply might not be enough targets to go around. Eli Manning is also not able to buy time in the pocket for deep passes like Daniel Jones was, so Shepard may be less likely to hit on the big play. He's still viable as a WR4 or WR3 in deeper leagues, but he's far less reliable than he had been.--Eric Samulski - RotoBallerSource: Jordan Raanan
Week 15:  vs. MIA
Matchup Rating:   PREMIUM   $5,800
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1 week agoCleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield (hand) threw without a wrap on his hand at Friday's practice and "looked good" according to beat reporters covering the session. It was also reported that there is no visible bruise on the back of the quarterback's hand after he dinged it on a defender's facemask during Week 13's loss. Mayfield has ramped up his activity as the week has gone on, a good sign for his availability for Sunday's matchup against the Cincinnati Bengals. If Mayfield does suit up, which looks likely, he can be treated as a high-upside QB2 for the first week of the fantasy playoffs.--Matt Terelle - RotoBallerSource: Mary Kay Cabot on Twitter
Week 15:  @ ARI
Matchup Rating:   PREMIUM   $7,000
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1 week agoNew York Giants wide receiver Golden Tate (concussion) figures to be back in the lineup just in time for a juicy matchup against an Eagles secondary that has been susceptible to big plays to slot wide receivers. However, Tate has never played a game with Eli Manning under center since Manning was benched before Tate was activated from suspension. Eli likes to throw the ball underneath and over the middle, so Tate figures to be a good security blanket, but their lack of comfort with one another, and the return of Evan Engram (foot), may cap Tate's upside. He's more of a low-end WR3 in PPR and half-PPR leagues.--Eric Samulski - RotoBallerSource: Jordan Raanan
Week 15:  vs. MIA
Matchup Rating:   PREMIUM   $6,000
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1 week agoThe Cleveland Browns Defense draws an excellent Week 14 matchup at home against the Cincinnati Bengals. Cleveland comes into the game installed as seven-point favorites in a game with a low 41.5-point over/under. The Bengals have not been very effective on offense, while their leaky offensive line has allowed 40 sacks this season, seventh-most in the league. Cleveland is without the suspended Myles Garrett but Olivier Vernon is plenty capable of taking advantage of Cincy's QB protection issues. Treat Cleveland as a top-five fantasy defense in Week 14.--Matt Terelle - RotoBallerSource: www.NFL.com

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