Alvin Kamara - RB - New Orleans Saints
Updating previous reports, New Orleans Saints RB Alvin Kamara (concussion) is expected to return for Week 15.
Huddle Up: It'll be a tough matchup against the New York Jets, but Kamara still has RB2 potential.
Aaron Rodgers - QB - Green Bay Packers
Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers (shoulder) took part in practice while wearing shoulder pads Thursday, Dec. 7. It's another step forward for Rodgers, who is eligible to return for the team's Week 15 game against the Carolina Panthers.
Huddle Up: There are still two big hurdles for Rodgers: he needs to be medically cleared and the Packers need to beat the Browns this week. Neither of which are a lock. That being said, Rodgers is absolutely worth grabbing if he's on waivers in case those things do happen.
John Ross - WR - Cincinnati Bengals
Cincinnati Bengals WR John Ross (shoulder) admitted to concealing a shoulder injury Wednesday, Dec. 6, according to head coach Marvin Lewis. The injury is unrelated to the issue with his right shoulder that required surgery before the draft.
Huddle Up: Ross' rookie season is officially over, and it was an unmitigated disaster. He'll try to right the ship in 2018.
Drew Brees - QB - New Orleans Saints
New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees went 26-for-35 for 271 yards, two touchdowns and an interception against the Atlanta Falcons on Thursday, Dec. 7.
Huddle Up: Brees' first 34 passes were just fine, but that 35th one was a disaster, handing the game to Atlanta when the Saints were in position to at least tie it late in regulation. Still, his numbers were on par with what we've been seeing out of the veteran for most of the past seven games. While he's still a QB1, he's no longer the elite fantasy QB he's been for most of his time in the Big Easy.
Mohamed Sanu - WR - Atlanta Falcons
Atlanta Falcons WR Mohamed Sanu tallied six receptions (on eight targets), 83 yards and a touchdown in the team's three-point win over the New Orleans Saints in Week 14.
Huddle Up: Sanu has been up and down this year, but by scoring Thursday night he has now logged a touchdown in four of his last seven games. While Sanu has some value in larger leagues, he's not someone you want to pin your playoff hopes on.
Julio Jones - WR - Atlanta Falcons
Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones caught five passes for 98 yards against the New Orleans Saints on Thursday, Dec. 7. He was targeted a team-high 11 times.
Huddle Up: After getting shut down by Minnesota, Jones rebounded with a solid night's work against the Saints. While Jones has only three 100-plus-yard games on the year, Thursday marked the third time he's finished in the 90s. He'll be a strong WR1 next week against the same Buccaneers squad he eviscerated for 253 yards and two scores back in Week 12.
Matt Ryan - QB - Atlanta Falcons
Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan completed 15 of his 27 passes for 221 yards, one touchdown and three interceptions during the team's Week 14 victory over the New Orleans Saints.
Huddle Up: Ryan channeled Nathan Peterman Thursday night, tossing three picks in the span of four passing attempts. He eventually made enough plays to win, but the end result was arguably his worst statistical performance of 2017. Things should be easier next week versus the lone non-contender in the NFC South, Tampa Bay, who Ryan passed for 317 yards against in the first meeting.
Tevin Coleman - RB - Atlanta Falcons
Atlanta Falcons RB Tevin Coleman rushed nine times for 32 yards in a 20-17 win over the New Orleans Saints Thursday, Dec. 7.
Huddle Up: Coleman has just 17 carries for 54 yards in the two games since Devonta Freeman returned to the lineup, and Coleman is back to being a flex option for fantasy owners.
Devonta Freeman - RB - Atlanta Falcons
Atlanta Falcons RB Devonta Freeman rushed 24 times for 91 yards and a touchdown in a 20-17 win over the New Orleans Saints Thursday, Dec. 7.
Huddle Up: Freeman has resumed his role as the lead back in Atlanta, and he should at least be a low-end RB1 moving forward.
Mark Ingram - RB - New Orleans Saints
New Orleans Saints RB Mark Ingram ran 12 times for 49 yards and caught four passes for 43 yards in a 20-17 loss to the Atlanta Falcons Thursday, Dec. 7.
Huddle Up: Considering Alvin Kamara left the game in the first quarter, Ingram's final line was actually a little disappointing. Regardless of Kamara's status going forward, Ingram should be in the RB1 conversation against the New York Jets in Week 15.
Michael Thomas - WR - New Orleans Saints
New Orleans Saints WR Michael Thomas caught 10 passes on 14 targets for 117 yards and a touchdown in a 20-17 loss to the Atlanta Falcons Thursday, Dec. 7.
Huddle Up: Thomas has seen at least eight targets in all but one game this year, and he provides a WR2 floor with WR1 upside no matter the matchup.
Jarvis Landry - WR - Miami Dolphins
Miami Dolphins WR Jarvis Landry faces the New England Patriots in Week 14, and he had eight catches on nine targets against the Patriots in Week 12.
Huddle Up: The Patriots have allowed the fourth-most passing yards in the NFL, and Landry has reached 70 yards in his last six meetings with New England. Pencil him in as a high-end WR3 in PPR formats.
Matt Forte - RB - New York Jets
New York Jets RB Matt Forte said he wants to return for another season in 2018. 'I never question myself,' Forte said. 'I'm still playing at a high level when I'm able to play, and I think I can continue to do it.'
Huddle Up: A knee injury has cost Forte some time this year, and his days as a RB1 are over. That being said, he has put up decent numbers when healthy, and he should be a solid flex option against the Denver Broncos in Week 14.
Alvin Kamara - RB - New Orleans Saints
Updating a previous report, New Orleans Saints RB Alvin Kamara (concussion) has been officially ruled out for the remainder of the game against the Atlanta Falcons Thursday, Dec. 7.
Huddle Up: Kamara was red hot coming in and was off to a fast start before being knocked out of the game. His fantasy owners can only help he clears concussion protocol in time for Week 15 when the fantasy playoffs begin in most leagues.
Braxton Miller - WR - Houston Texans
Houston Texans WR Braxton Miller (concussion) is 'trending in a better direction,' according to head coach Bill O'Brien.
Huddle Up: Houston's receiving corps is banged up right now, and Miller could end up being the No. 2 option against a vulnerable San Francisco 49ers secondary if he plays. He could be a worth a look as a DFS sleeper.
Robert Woods - WR - Los Angeles Rams
Los Angeles Rams WR Robert Woods (shoulder) missed practice for the second consecutive day Thursday, Dec. 7.
Huddle Up: It's looking more and more like Woods won't be able to suit up again this weekend versus the Eagles. If that's the case, then Sammy Watkins and Cooper Kupp will each get a boost. They're the only pass-catchers worth deploying from the Rams offense.
Alvin Kamara - RB - New Orleans Saints
New Orleans Saints RB Alvin Kamara (head) was taken to the locker room in the first quarter of the team's Week 14 game Thursday, Dec. 7, against the Atlanta Falcons, and he's being evaluated for a concussion.
Huddle Up: Uh oh. The fantasy playoffs could not have gotten out to a worse start for Kamara owners, as the rookie sensation totaled only four touches before having to exit thanks to a helmet-to-helmet hit. Needless to say, Mark Ingram will benefit a big amount as long as he's out, but hopefully Kamara is able to return to the ballgame as soon as possible.
Zach Ertz - TE - Philadelphia Eagles
Philadelphia Eagles TE Zach Ertz (concussion) returned to practice Thursday, Dec. 7, and was a limited participant.
Huddle Up: Ertz departed last Sunday evening's game in Seattle, and while he hasn't necessarily cleared concussion protocol yet, this is at least a good sign that he'll be able to suit up for the start of the fantasy playoffs. Of course, this is something to monitor leading up to the weekend, so hopefully he'll be cleared in time.
Jimmy Graham - TE - Seattle Seahawks
Seattle Seahawks TE Jimmy Graham (ankle) did not participate in practice for the second day in a row Thursday, Dec. 7.
Huddle Up: This is the same routine Graham has been following the last two weeks, in which he doesn't practice on Wednesday and Thursday before doing so on Friday. In other words, he's perfectly fine and will be a top-flight option at tight end this weekend. The former New Orleans Saint has been on quite a run as of late, having scored at least one touchdown in four straight ballgames.
Will Fuller - WR - Houston Texans
Houston Texans WR Will Fuller (ribs) fully participated in practice Thursday, Dec. 7.
Huddle Up: Fuller appears to be on track to play in Week 14 and likely would rejoin the starting lineup. He did not do much in last two games but could be a flex option against the San Francisco 49ers.