Fantasy - Football Wiretap

Julio Jones To Play Week 16

Dec 21, 2014 11:19 AM

Julio Jones will play in Week 16 through his oblique injury.

The Atlanta Falcons will meet the New Orleans Saints in a key NFC South game

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Tags: Atlanta Falcons, Fantasy, Injury

DeAndre Hopkins To Start Despite Ankle Injury

Dec 21, 2014 10:54 AM

DeAndre Hopkins will play in Week 16 despite an ankle injury.

Hopkins sat out practice all week.

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Tags: Houston Texans, Fantasy, Injury

DeMarco Murray To Play Week 16 With Protective Pad

Dec 21, 2014 10:47 AM

DeMarco Murray will play in Week 16 with a protective pad on his left hand, which was broken last Sunday.

The Dallas Cowboys are "a little nervous" about telegraphing their plays with Murray in the game and concerned with how much he can do in the passing game and blocking.

If Murray is ineffective early, expect the Cowboys to move to a heavier running back by committee approach.

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Tags: Dallas Cowboys, Fantasy, Injury

Cam Newton Cleared To Play 11 Days After Accident

Dec 20, 2014 6:57 PM

Cam Newton has been medically cleared to play in Week 16 just 11 days after suffering two small fractures in his back during a car accident.

Through 12 games, Newton has passed for 2,812 yards with 16 touchdowns and 11 interceptions. He has rushed for 425 yards and three touchdowns on 85 carries.


The Carolina Panthers started Derek Anderson last week in place of Newton.

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Tags: Carolina Panthers, Fantasy, Injury

Julian Edelman Won't Play Week 16 Due To Concussion

Dec 20, 2014 6:30 PM

Julian Edelman will not play in Week 16 due to a concussion.

Edelman, who has been playing through a thigh injury, also sustained the concussion within the last week. Edelman's concussion was first listed on the team's injury report Wednesday and he was limited in practice all week.

Edelman caught a team-high seven passes for 88 yards and converted a first down on a 6-yard run, playing through the fourth quarter last week.

Tom Brady figures to use Danny Amendola and Brian Tyms more frequently without Edelman.

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Tags: New England Patriots, Fantasy, Injury

DeMarco Murray Appears Likely To Play In Week 16

Dec 19, 2014 1:15 PM

The Dallas Cowboys have increased optimism that DeMarco Murray will play in Week 16 despite a broken hand that was surgically repaired this week.

"He's tough, he has a high pain threshold and he feels good. I wouldn't be surprised if he plays," a source told Rapoport.

According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, the Cowboys are expected to leave it up to Murray.

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Tags: Dallas Cowboys, Fantasy, Injury

DeMarco Murray To Make Final Decision On Playing With Broken Hand

Dec 18, 2014 5:45 PM

DeMarco Murray will make the final decision on whether or not he plays in Week 16 just days after undergoing surgery for a broken hand.

Murray, officially listed as a limited participant on the practice report, went through individual and team drills Thursday and said his surgically repaired left hand felt good.


"I'm a very competitive person and I want to help this team out as much I can, so whatever that portrays me doing Sunday, then we'll see," Murray said. "But I've had two good days, and we'll see how it goes."

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Tags: Dallas Cowboys, Fantasy, Injury

Keenan Allen Likely To Miss Week 16 With Broken Collarbone

Dec 16, 2014 3:38 PM

Keenan Allen has a broken collarbone and is expected to miss the San Diego Chargers' Week 16 game at the San Francisco 49ers.

Allen hasn't had surgery to repair the collarbone, and no such procedure is currently planned.

His 77 catches for 783 yards lead the team, also adding four touchdowns.

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Tags: San Diego Chargers, Fantasy, Injury

Cowboys Optimistic DeMarco Murray Will Play Week 16

Dec 16, 2014 11:10 AM

The Dallas Cowboys are optimistic that DeMarco Murray will be able to play on Sunday against the Indianapolis Colts.

Murray underwent surgery on his broken on Monday and can wear a cast that allows him to play.

"He's as strong-willed and determined an individual as I've ever been around,'' Jason Garrett said. "And if anybody has a chance to come back, he does."

The Cowboys will publicly note Murray as a "game-time decision'' for the Colts, the team will actually get a feel for his availability during the practice week.

Joseph Randle and Lance Dunbar will get carries for the Cowboys if Murray is unavailable.

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Tags: Dallas Cowboys, Fantasy, Injury

DeMarco Murray To Undergo Hand Surgery, Status Uncertain For Week 16

Dec 15, 2014 3:18 PM

DeMarco Murray will undergo hand surgery this week, leaving his status for Week 16 in doubt.

Murray suffered a broken fourth metacarpal bone in his left hand, a source told The injury occurred late in the fourth quarter of the Cowboys' 38-27 win against the Philadelphia Eagles.

After the game, Murray said he was "good," but he did not elaborate about his hand. He had X-rays taken after the game and was examined further Monday.

The fourth metacarpal is the long bone in the hand that runs from the base of the fourth finger to the wrist.

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Tags: Dallas Cowboys, Fantasy, Injury

Adrian Peterson Considering Retirement
Adrian Peterson has been so disappointed by the NFL's disciplinary process that he's considering retirement.

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Adrian Peterson's Appeal Denied
Adrian Peterson will be eligible for reinstatement on April 15.

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Cam Newton Injured After Truck Flips Over Four Times
Cam Newton has been injured in a two-car crash and taken to a Charlotte hospital.

Jonathan Jones/Charlotte Observer

Percy Harvin Could Be Out For Season With Ankle Injury
Percy Harvin injured his left ankle and could be out for the rest of the season.

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Andre Ellington Done For Season With Sports Hernia
The Cardinals will place Andre Ellington on season-ending injured reserve with a sports hernia.

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Jerick McKinnon Out For Season With Back Injury
Jerick McKinnon was leading the Vikings in carries (113), rushing yards (538) and yards per carry (4.8).

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Adrian Peterson Believes He's Now Entering Prime Seasons
Adrian Peterson's future with the Vikings is in doubt, but he wants to play for at least another half-decade.

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Chiefs Want To Increase Carries For Jamaal Charles
The Chiefs and offensive coordinator Doug Pederson want to get the ball in the hands of Jamaal Charles more frequently.

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Rashad Jennings Unlikely To Miss Any Games With Ankle Injury
Rashad Jennings has rushed for 598 yards and four touchdowns on 154 attempts this season.

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Andre Ellington Didn't Suffer Structural Damage To Hip
Andre Ellington is "sore and in pain," but he will undergo treatment and hopes to not miss any game time.

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