Chris Rainey RB IND 13 Hrs
Colts placed RB/KR Chris Rainey on injured reserve, ending his season.
Rainey sustained an undisclosed injury during Sunday's Week 14 loss at Cincy. During three weeks with the Colts, the speedster returned four punts for 29 yards and six kickoffs for 131 yards. Rainey did not see a single touch from scrimmage.
Julian Edelman WR NE 13 Hrs
Julian Edelman played on 82-of-82 snaps in Sunday's win over the Browns.
Edelman is in every single package while Danny Amendola (62 snaps) plays mostly in three-wide sets. And with Rob Gronkowski (knee) now done for the season, Edelman's role in the offense will grow even more. During the first six weeks of the season (when Gronk was on PUP), Edelman averaged a whopping 10.1 targets per game. Averaging 8.0 catches for 91.6 yards with three touchdowns over the last three weeks, he's a strong WR3 option heading into a Week 15 game at Miami.
Willis McGahee RB CLE 14 Hrs
Willis McGahee sustained a concussion during Sunday's loss at New England.
McGahee took a shot to the head late in the fourth quarter and did not return. The veteran will be in a race to get cleared ahead of a dream Week 15 matchup at home against the Bears. If he can't go, look for the Browns to trot out Chris Ogbonnaya as the starter and Fozzy Whittaker as the committee partner. Ogbonnaya would be the preferred desperation fantasy add because of his added role in the passing game (41 catches on the season).
T. J. Ward DB CLE 14 Hrs
T.J. Ward blamed the league's rules for his low hit that reportedly tore Rob Gronkowski's ACL in Week 14.
Ward has already been fined three times in his career for high hits. So he aimed for Gronk's legs with his shoulder and connected. "When [the NFL] set the rule, everyone knew what was going to happen," Ward said. "This can happen if you have those types of situations. It's pretty much inevitable, and they forced our hand with this one."