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James Conner (ankle) could play for Steelers without practice

Pittsburgh Steelers running back James Conner could (ankle) play Week 15 versus the New England Patriots without practicing, offensive coordinator Randy Fichtner said Thursday.

What It Means:

"He's played a lot," Fichtner emphasized. Conner has missed both practices to start the work week, making it unlikely he suits up for Sunday's matchup, but this could wind up being a game-time call. Jaylen Samuels started last week and logged 18 touches.

Taking the injury into account, numberFire's models project Conner for 11.1 touches and 10.3 FanDuel points at a cost of $8,300 on Thursday.

LeSean McCoy (hamstring) returns to Bills practice Thursday

Buffalo Bills running back LeSean McCoy (hamstring) returned to a limited practice on Thursday.

What It Means:

"Felt good," McCoy said. "Out there with my teammates. Getting loose. Trying to get comfortable again." McCoy injured his hammy last week, but it sounds like he has a chance to suit up versus the Detroit Lions on Sunday.

McCoy is currently the RB38 in numberFire's Week 15 fantasy rankings. Our models project him for 7.0 FanDuel points at a cost of $5,500 on Saturday.

Elijah McGuire (ankle) cleared for Jets on Saturday

New York Jets running back Elijah McGuire (ankle) practiced in full Thursday and will play Week 15 versus the Houston Texans on Saturday.

What It Means:

Isaiah Crowell (toe) has been ruled out, so McGuire will lead the way for the Jets' backfield. He picked up 83 yards and a touchdown on 20 touches last Sunday. Trenton Cannon (toe) is questionable for Week 15.

Without yet accounting for Crowell's absence, models project McGuire for 10.9 touches and 8.0 FanDuel points at a cost of $5,400 on Saturday. He is currently the RB36 in numberFire's Week 15 fantasy rankings.

Broncos' Courtland Sutton good to go for Week 15

Denver Broncos wide receiver Courtland Sutton (thigh) wasn't listed on the final injury report for Week 15 against the Cleveland Browns.

What It Means:

Sutton practiced in full on Thursday, so he will be ready to roll for Saturday's matchup with a Cleveland Browns defense that will be without Denzel Ward (concussion).

Sutton is the WR35 in numberFire's Week 15 fantasy rankings. Our models expect him to score 8.9 FanDuel points at a cost of $5,900 on Sunday.

Giants' Odell Beckham (quad) 'much better', unsure about Week 15

New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham (quad) says he is doing "much better" but remains unsure about his availability for Week 15 versus the Tennessee Titans.

What It Means:

Beckham said he doesn't know specifically what's wrong with his quad, but that it "ain't right." The injury kept him out of last week's contest.

OBJ is the WR11 in numberFire's Week 15 fantasy rankings. Our models expect him to score 14.9 FanDuel points at a cost of $8,000 on Sunday.

Source: Dan Duggan

Browns' Denzel Ward (concussion) to miss second straight game

Cleveland Browns rookie defensive back Denzel Ward (concussion) is out for Week 15 against the Denver Broncos.

What It Means:

It will be Ward's second straight absence. Courtland Sutton gets a boost with Ward sidelined.

The Browns D/ST is 15th in numberFire's Week 15 fantasy rankings.

David Johnson (quad) returns to Cardinals practice Thursday

Arizona Cardinals running back David Johnson (quad) returned to practice on Thursday.

What It Means:

Johnson should be fine to play versus the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday after sitting out Wednesday's practice. He had 61 yards on 18 touches in Week 14.

numberFire's models expect Johnson to score 15.5 FanDuel points at a cost of $7,400 in Week 15. He's the RB10 in our weekly fantasy rankings.

T.Y. Hilton (ankle) out again Thursday for Colts

Indianapolis Colts wide receiver T.Y. Hilton (ankle) remained sidelined at Thursday's practice.

What It Means:

That makes two missed practices for Hilton, so check back on his status Friday to see if he's cleared for a Week 15 matchup with the Dallas Cowboys. Hilton caught 9 passes on 12 targets for 199 yards last Sunday.

numberFire's models expect Hilton to score 15.2 FanDuel points at a cost of $7,900 in Week 15. He's a top-10 option at his position in our weekly fantasy rankings.

Allen Robinson back at Bears practice after 'maintenance day'

Chicago Bears wide receiver Allen Robinson (hip) will practice Thursday.

What It Means:

Robinson sat out Wednesday's session for what head coach Matt Nagy described as a "maintenance day." He will be good to go for Week 15 versus the Green Bay Packers. Robinson caught 5 passes (8 targets) for 42 yards last Sunday.

numberFire's models expect Robinson to score 10.7 FanDuel points at a cost of $6,500 in Week 15. He's the WR22 in our weekly fantasy rankings.

Julio Jones sent home from Falcons practice with illness

Atlanta Falcons running back Julio Jones was sent home Thursday because of an illness.

What It Means:

Jones was held out of Wednesday's practice due to a foot injury, so it's not a great sign heading into the Falcons' Week 15 matchup with the Arizona Cardinals, but it would be a surprise if the NFL's receiving leader didn't suit up on Sunday. He's coming off his first multi-score game in over a year.

Julio is numberFire's WR4 in our Week 15 fantasy rankings. He's projected for 16.9 FanDuel points at a cost of $8,800.

Xavien Howard (knee) still sidelined for Dolphins

Miami Dolphins defensive back Xavien Howard (knee) did not practice Thursday.

What It Means:

Howard is trending toward missing a second straight game versus the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday. That would be an upgrade for Kirk Cousins' Week 15 outlook.

The Dolphins D/ST is 23rd in numberFire's Week 15 fantasy rankings.

Josh Doctson (concussion) still out for Washington Thursday

Washington Redskins wide receiver Josh Doctson (concussion) did not practice again Thursday.

What It Means:

Doctson also missed Wednesday's practice. Josh Johnson will start under center for Washington versus the Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 15.

If active, numberFire's models expect Doctson to score 5.4 FanDuel points at a cost of $5,500 on 5.8 targets in Week 15.

Source: John Keim

Jordan Reed (toe) still not practicing, 'coming along' for Washington

Washington Redskins tight end Jordan Reed (toe) did not practice again Thursday.

What It Means:

Reed also sat out Wednesday's practice, but head coach Jay Gruden says the tight end is "coming along," so perhaps he will be able to get in a limited practice before Sunday's matchup with the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Reed is averaging 7.1 FanDuel points in 13 games, with 54 receptions (84 targets) for 558 yards and 2 touchdowns.

Source: John Keim

Quincy Enunwa (ankle) will not play for Jets versus Texans

New York Jets wide receiver Quincy Enunwa (ankle) has been ruled out for Week 15 against the Houston Texans.

What It Means:

Enunwa will sit out Saturday's matchup after not practicing this week. Jermaine Kearse will likely join Robby Anderson in two-wide sets.

Enunwa is averaging 6.2 FanDuel points in 11 games this season, with 38 receptions (68 targets) for 449 yards and 1 touchdown.

Ezekiel Elliott (shoulder) returning for Cowboys Thursday

Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott (shoulder) will return to practice Thursday.

What It Means:

Elliott was given a rest day at Wednesday's practice after logging 40 touches last week. He will be good to go for Week 15 versus the Indianapolis Colts.

numberFire's models expect Zeke to score 21.6 FanDuel points at a cost of $8,800 in Week 15. He's the RB2 in our weekly fantasy rankings.

DeSean Jackson (thumb) still not practicing for Tampa Bay Thursday

Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver DeSean Jackson (thumb) did not practice Thursday.

What It Means:

Jackson is likely headed for a third straight absence versus the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday. Chris Godwin should continue to see more playing time while Jackson is out. Adam Humphries has also benefitted.

Jackson is averaging 11.6 FanDuel points through 11 games, with 40 receptions (70 targets) for 750 yards and 4 touchdowns.

Source: Greg Auman

Chargers reportedly promote running back Troymaine Pope from practice squad

Los Angeles Chargers running back Troymaine Pope has been promoted from the practice squad.

What It Means:

Pope provides some insurance for the Chargers on Thursday night if Melvin Gordon (knee, game-time decision) is ruled out. The 25-year-old back hasn't played since brief stints with the New York Jets and Seattle Seahawks in 2016. He and Detrez Newsome will likely back up Justin Jackson if Gordon is inactive.

Pope has 49 yards from scrimmage on 13 touches in his career.

Nick Foles has 'full confidence' from Eagles teammates

Philadelphia Eagles tight end Zach Ertz says "everyone has full confidence" in quarterback Nick Foles.

What It Means:

Foles took over after Carson Wentz's knee injury last season and wound up taking home Super Bowl MVP honors after leading the Eagles to a victory over the New England Patriots in the big game. Wentz is now reportedly dealing with a fracture in his back that could potentially be season-ending, so Foles may get an opportunity to shine once again. The Eagles visit the Los Angeles Rams in Week 15.

numberFire's models currently expect Foles to start Week 15 and score 17.2 FanDuel points at a cost of $6,000 versus the Rams. He's the QB23 in our weekly fantasy rankings.

Source: ESPN.com

Carson Wentz reportedly has fracture in back, Eagles evaluating availability

Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz has a fractured vertebra in his back, reports ESPN's Adam Schefter.

What It Means:

Wentz will not require surgery, but the fracture requires rest to fully heal, so the Eagles may opt to hold him out for the rest of the season. If that's the case, reigning Super Bowl MVP Nick Foles will take over as the starter.

Wentz is averaging 18.2 FanDuel points through 11 games this season, with 279.5 passing yards per game, 21 touchdowns, and 7 interceptions.

Eric Berry to reportedly be on 'pitch count' for Chiefs Thursday

Kansas City Chiefs defensive back Eric Berry (heel) will be on a "pitch count" versus the Los Angeles Chargers on Thursday, reports Ian Rapoport of NFL Network.

What It Means:

Berry will not be pitching on Thursday night, but he will be back in the defensive outfield for the first time since Week 1 of last season, so it's no surprise that the Chiefs want to ease him back into things. Even in limited fashion, Berry should provide a boost for Kansas City's porous pass defense.

The Chiefs D/ST is 20th in numberFire's Week 15 fantasy rankings.

Isaiah Crowell (toe) ruled out for Jets Week 15

New York Jets running back Isaiah Crowell (toe) has been ruled out for Week 15 versus the Houston Texans.

What It Means:

Crowell was seen in a walking boot on Tuesday and didn't practice all week, so he will be held out on Saturday. Elijah McGuire (ankle, questionable) will likely lead the backfield and Trenton Cannon should also see some work.

Crowell is averaging 10.0 FanDuel points in 13 games this season, with 685 yards and 6 touchdowns on 143 carries and 21 receptions (28 targets) for 152 scoreless yards.

Washington's Derrius Guice had additional knee surgeries

Washington Redskins running back Derrius Guice required three additional knee surgeries for his torn ACL due to an infection.

What It Means:

The infection lasted two months after Guice tore his ACL in Washington's preseason opener, "prompting seven weeks of heavy rounds of antibiotics through a catheter in his arm." He is hopeful to be ready for team activities in the summer, but there is no specific timeline available at this time. Teammate Alex Smith also suffered an infection that complicated surgery for his broken leg and has reportedly put the quarterback's NFL future in doubt. Guice was the 59th overall pick in the 2018 draft.

Guice rushed 471 times for 3,074 yards (6.5 yards per carry) and 29 touchdowns and caught 32 passes for 250 yards (7.8 yards per catch) and 3 touchdowns in 35 games for the LSU Tigers.

Odell Beckham (quad) will not practice for Giants Thursday

New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham (quad) will not practice Thursday, head coach Pat Shurmur said.

What It Means:

Beckham is being "further evaluated" outside of the Giants' facility. He got in a limited practice on Wednesday after Shurmur said Beckham wasn't going to participate, so his status for Week 15 versus the Tennessee Titans is a mystery at this point.

OBJ is the WR11 in numberFire's Week 15 fantasy rankings. Our models expect him to score 14.9 FanDuel points at a cost of $8,000 on Sunday.

Source: Dan Duggan

Melvin Gordon (knee) reportedly trending toward sitting for Chargers again

Los Angeles Chargers running back Melvin Gordon (knee) will have a "challenging" time playing versus the Kansas City Chiefs on Thursday night, reports ESPN's Adam Schefter.

What It Means:

The Chargers will wait until after pregame warm-ups to make a final decision, but they promoted Troymaine Pope from the practice squad, so it sounds like Gordon will miss a third straight game. Austin Ekeler (neck, concussion) has already been ruled out, so Justin Jackson should see all the work he can handle in a plus matchup.

Gordon was averaging 23.0 FanDuel points per game before the injury, with 153 carries for 802 yards and 9 touchdowns and 44 receptions (60 targets) for 453 yards and 4 touchdowns.

Seattle's Doug Baldwin (hip) considered day-to-day

Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Doug Baldwin (hip) is considered by head coach Pete Carroll to be day-to-day .

What It Means:

Baldwin was seen at Wednesday's walkthrough but his status for Week 15's game against the San Francisco 49ers is still a mystery. If Seattle's veteran receiver can play, our models project Baldwin to see 3.7 targets.

numberFire's models project Baldwin for 5.0 FanDuel points at the cost of $6,200.

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