Sean Lee LB DAL (6) 4 hours ago
Lee (hamstring) is active for Sunday's game in Oakland, David Helman of the Cowboys' official site reports.
Lee returned from the hamstring injury in last week's win over the Giants, notching 18 tackles along with his first interception of the season. He was held out of Friday's practice, but it now appears his absence was just a precaution. Lee's availability is bad news for the entire Oakland offense, as he's easily the most valuable player in the back seven of the Dallas defense.
Jay Cutler QB MIA (1) 4 hours ago
Cutler completed 28 of 49 passes for 274 yards and tossed three interceptions during Sunday's 24-16 loss to Buffalo.
Miami fell behind early, trailing 21-6 at the break and Cutler responded with interceptions to end Miami's first two possessions after halftime and another in the game's closing seconds. It was an ugly encore after Monday's gem against New England and it effectively knocks the Dolphins out of the playoff race. The veteran has thrown multiple picks in three of his last four games, after no such performances in his eight games to start the season, and takes on the chore of facing division-leading Kansas City and then Buffalo again to end the season.
QD.J. Alexander LB SEA (6) 4 hours ago
Alexander has been ruled out of Sunday's game against the Rams after suffering a concussion, Bob Condotta of The Seattle Times reports.
With Alexander and linebacker K.J. Wright (concussion) out, Terence Garvin and Kache Palacio are in line to see increased snaps for the Seahawks defense.
Stefon Diggs WR MIN (9) 4 hours ago
Diggs caught five of six targets for 30 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 34-7 win over the Bengals.
Diggs did most of his work near the line of scrimmage, with the exception of a 20-yard touchdown in the second quarter. That trip to the end zone was only his second since Week 3, as Diggs has clearly been eclipsed by Adam Thielen on the wide receiver depth chart. The third-year man out of Maryland has beefed up his PPR value over the past two weeks, snagging 11 receptions in that span.
Sterling Shepard WR NYG (8) 4 hours ago
Shepard (hamstring) reeled in 11 of 16 passes for 139 yards and a touchdown during Sunday's 34-29 loss to Philadelphia.
Shepard did most of his damage early in the second quarter when he gave the Giants a two-score lead after plucking a short crosser from Eli Manning and turning up the field for a 67-yard score. This was supposed to be Shepard's season with early injuries to Odell Beckham Jr. and Brandon Marshall, but the second-year speedster has dealt with injuries of his own this year. Now that he's apparently up and healthy, look for the Giants to try to get him some work to close the 2017 season. Though he's run hot and cold, Shepard remains a big-play threat with seven of his 43 catches going for at least 20 yards.
Kyle Rudolph TE MIN (9) 4 hours ago
Rudolph (ankle) caught both of his targets for 17 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 34-7 win over the Bengals.
Rudolph was listed as doubtful heading into this contest, and clearly operated at less than 100 percent. Nonetheless, the red-zone reindeer was able to score his fifth touchdown in four weeks on a one-yard reception early in the fourth quarter. Rudolph's nose for the end zone makes him an appealing play down the stretch, but owners planning on utilizing the tight end for Saturday's divisional clash in Green Bay should monitor his health throughout the week.
QJames Conner RB PIT (9) 4 hours ago
Conner left Sunday's game against the Patriots in the fourth quarter with a knee injury, Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.
Conner handled a minuscule role behind Le'Veon Bell prior to his early exit, taking three carries for 13 yards. Fitzgerald Toussaint will finish out the contest as Bell's backup.
Joe Flacco QB BAL (10) 4 hours ago
Flacco completed 26 of 42 passes for 288 yards and a touchdown, adding four carries for three yards and another score, in Sunday's 27-10 win over the Browns.
Flacco's three best passing yardage totals of the season have all occurred the past three weeks, a stretch in which he's also produced three of his five multi-touchdown games this season. The Ravens finally seem to have find a reasonable balance between taking shots down the field and settling for checkdowns, though the recent outburst admittedly has coincided with a favorable stretch of matchups. Flacco gets another soft opponent in a Week 16 home game against the Colts, albeit with the possibility of weather impacting the game.
Evan Engram TE NYG (8) 4 hours ago
Engram was targeted 13 times and came down with eight passes for 87 yards during Sunday's 34-29 loss to the Eagles. He added a 14-yard run during the contest.
The catches, targets, and total yardage all marked season highs for the 2017 first-round pick. He has now topped 90 total yards twice in his last three games after no such performances during the season's first 12 weeks. The speedy tight end figures to keep getting a steady diet of work in the season's closing weeks as the Giants look toward 2018. Engram, arguably moreso than any other Giants offensive player, represents the future for Big Blue. The only question will be whether Eli Manning or fellow rookie Davis Webb will be the one throwing him passes.
Matt Forte RB NYJ (11) 4 hours ago
Forte rushed seven times for 24 yards and hauled in two of five pass attempts for ten additional yards in Sunday's 31-19 loss in New Orleans.
His long rush of the day went for 11 yards, and his five targets were good for second on the team along with Jermaine Kearse. While the 32-year-old wasn't able to connect with Bryce Petty as much as hoped, the target share was still promising heading into a Week 16 matchup with the Chargers. Nevertheless, as part of a three-back rotation, Forte remains little more than a dart throw as most fantasy leagues enter the championship round.