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    • Sun, Dec 17, 7:49am

      Benjamin (knee), who is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Dolphins, is hopeful to play, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

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      Analysis: Though Benjamin was unable to advance beyond limited participation this week after aggravating his right knee injury in the Week 14 win over the Colts, the Bills have maintained optimism that the wideout would be able to take the field Sunday. It appears things are still trending in that direction as the 1 p.m. EST kickoff approaches, but the Bills will evaluate Benjamin during pregame warmups before rendering a verdict on his status. If he suits up Sunday, Benjamin should benefit from starting quarterback Tyrod Taylor (knee) being available following a one-game absence, but it's worth noting that the pair has yet to see consistent snaps together since Benjamin's Oct. 31 acquisition.

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    • Fri, Dec 15, 2:00pm

      Bernard (knee) practiced fully Friday and doesn't carry an injury designation into Sunday's game against the Vikings.

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      Analysis: The knee injury Bernard picked up in the Week 14 loss to the Bears was never considered significant, especially after the running back amassed 130 total yards in the contest and wasn't forced to depart early due to the issue. With Joe Mixon (concussion) sitting out last week and exiting early in the game before, Bernard has thrived while taking on increased volume out of the backfield, but his run as the Bengals' lead back could soon come to an end. Mixon is listed as questionable for the Week 15 matchup, but after putting in a full practice Friday, he only needs to gain clearance from an independent neurologist over the next two days in order to play. If Mixon is active Sunday, he and Bernard could split snaps, which would limit the fantasy upside of both players.

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    • Sun, Dec 17, 6:23am

      Haden (upper leg), who is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Patriots, is expected to play in the contest, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

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      Analysis: The Steelers are viewing Haden as a game-time call, but based on how the cornerback looked in practice this week, the team believes he'll be able to return from a four-game absence. Haden's availability in Week 15 would take on more importance than usual given the difficult matchup with the potent New England passing attack, along with the fact that the cornerback that has mostly filled in for him of late, Coty Sensabaugh (shoulder), is also questionable.

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    • Sun, Dec 17, 6:09am

      Liuget could be at risk of missing the Chargers' Week 16 matchup with the Jets after suffering a knee injury in Saturday's 30-13 loss to the Chiefs, Dan Woike of the Los Angeles Times reports.

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      Analysis: Liuget was deemed questionable to return after exiting in the third quarter with the injury, but he wasn't ultimately able to make it back on the field. The Chargers will presumably reevaluate Liuget on Sunday or Monday, at which point the team should have a better idea regarding his availability for Week 16. Though he only has 21 stops and 1.5 sacks in 12 appearances this season, Liuget plays a more important role in stuffing the run than his statistics let on.

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    • Sun, Dec 17, 6:03am

      Ekeler suffered a hand injury in Sunday's 30-13 loss to the Chiefs and could miss time as a result, Dan Woike of the Los Angeles Times reports.

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      Analysis: Ekeler was labeled as questionable to return after suffering the injury in the fourth quarter, but never earned any touches during the team's final two offensive drives. He wrapped up the outing with two carries for 13 yards and one reception for six yards, with the 19 yards from scrimmage marking his lowest output since Oct. 15 against the Raiders. More concerning than the lack of production is Ekeler's injury, which could threaten his availability for the Week 16 matchup with the Jets. The Chargers should have a better idea of Ekeler's outlook for that contest when they resume practicing Wednesday.

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    • Sun, Dec 17, 5:54am

      Snead is expected to take on a larger role in the Saints' offense in Sunday's game against the Jets with Ted Ginn (ribs) set to miss the contest, Jane Slater of NFL Network reports.

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      Analysis: Ginn's absence will likely open up a starting role for Brandon Coleman opposite Michael Thomas, while Snead presumably settles in as the No. 3 wide receiver. Coleman, Thomas and running back Alvin Kamara are safer bets to earn more targets, but Snead, who has been marginalized in the offense this season since returning from a suspension and a hamstring injury in Week 6, should have his best opportunity of the campaign to gain traction in the team's passing attack. With no more than two catches or 31 receiving yards in any game this season, Snead remains mostly a speculative play, albeit a somewhat attractive one due to his strong production the previous two seasons.

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    • Sun, Dec 17, 5:45am

      Ginn (ribs), who is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Jets, won't play in the contest, according to a source familiar with his situation, Jane Slater of NFL Network reports.

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      Analysis: Though Ginn apparently isn't dealing with a case of broken ribs, his injury was painful enough to relegate him to only two limited practices during the week. It looks like the Saints aren't eager to put Ginn out on the field at less than 100 percent strength, so his expected absence should open up additional snaps on offense for depth receivers Willie Snead and Tommylee Lewis. After catching 141 passes over the last two seasons, Snead has plummeted down the depth chart with just six receptions in eight contests in 2017, but he could have his biggest opportunity of the season to make a fantasy impact with Ginn sitting out.

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    • Sun, Dec 17, 5:35am

      Fournette (quadriceps) won't play Sunday against the Texans, a league source informed Chris Mortensen of ESPN.

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      Analysis: The Jaguars continue to list Fournette as questionable on their official injury report, but after the rookie running back failed to practice in any capacity this week due to the quad issue, the team will err on the side of caution and make him inactive for the third time this season. With Fournette sidelined, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports that Chris Ivory is expected to garner the start at running back, but he could end up splitting the touches out of the backfield in a fairly equitable fashion with T.J. Yeldon. Rapoport also adds that the Jaguars don't believe Fournette will miss time beyond Sunday with the injury, setting him up for a return to action in a favorable matchup Week 16 against the 49ers.

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    • Sat, Dec 16, 11:31pm

      Abdullah rushed once for eight yards during Saturday's 20-10 victory over the Bears. He also turned three of four targets into 18 yards.

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      Analysis: Abdullah logged eight offensive snaps compared to 33 for Theo Riddick (wrist) and 23 for Tion Green. The latter two saw eight and 10 carries, respectively. This all comes after days of speculation that Abdullah was a healthy scratch last week against Tampa Bay. While it's possible the Lions are easing him back from his neck injury, which are treated cautiously in today's age, there seems to be a real case for the Lions having found a rushing attack they can rely on. On 150 carries across 11 games this season, Abdullah has averaged 3.4 yards, including a 2.8 YPC clip across his last six outings. Meanwhile, Green averaged 4.1 YPC in the two recent games he received at least a 10-carry workload while Riddick -- normally a receiving specialist -- stumbled out of the gates but has averaged 4.2 yards per tote since Week 10, matching Abdullah's season-total rushing touchdown mark in the process (three).

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    • Sat, Dec 16, 11:28pm

      Henry suffered an undisclosed injury during Saturday's loss to the Chiefs, Chris Wesseling of NFL.com reports.

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      Analysis: Henry did catch all three of his targets, but they ended up being for an empty 28 yards, and Antonio Gates ended up with the Chargers' only receiving score. More to follow on Henry's status for next week's must-win game against the Jets, but at least he'll have an extra day to recover.

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