Really Todd Gurley? This is when you decide to get injured?
The Cable Guy is a classic underrated comedy — I don’t care what anyone says. Back to Gurley — he should play. Don’t worry.
Keenan Allen, WR, Hip: Allen took a rough fall while almost making an amazing catch in his week 15 game against the Chiefs. Allen was a limited participant at practice on Wednesday — which is a good sign in my opinion. My take: Will play, start him.
Odell Beckham, WR, Quadriceps: Out for two games — but not out for the year — yet. Obviously if he’s healthy you’re playing him, but I’m not confident he’s going to play. My take: Won’t play. He still hasn’t touched the practice field, but there’s still some time.
Matt Breida, RB, Ankle: After missing all of week 14, Breida bounced back with a 14 point fantasy game against the Seahawks. He was limited on Wednesday, but is facing the Bears defense. My take: Will play, flex him if necessary. Bears are tougher than dollar store jerky against the run.
Randall Cobb, WR, Concussion: Concussion protocoled players are finicky at best and ones as unreliable as Cobb are even finnickier — maybe even the finnickiest! My take: Will play, flex him only if desperate. The Jets D has been terrible against the pass — but I don’t know if Cobb is worth the start.
James Conner, RB, Ankle: Here’s the quote directly from Conner “I can walk around fine, not limping. When I am out there on the field, cutting and stuff, it’s not ready yet.” Womp. I don’t think they risk him. My take: Won’t play.
Eric Ebron, TE, Quadriceps: No practice for Ebron on Wednesday, but I’m thinking it’s just precautionary. My take: Will play, start him.
Zach Ertz, TE, Ankle: Ertz practice in a limited capacity which is a good sign and the Eagles will need Ertz to return to his double-digit fantasy ways if the Eagles want to squeak into the playoffs. My take: Will play, start him.
Jimmy Graham, TE, Knee: He’s played through the broken thumb for weeks now — that won’t change this week. My take: Will play, start him if desperate. This isn’t your Daddy’s Jimmy Graham. He has one double-digit fantasy game in his last six weeks.
Todd Gurley, RB, Knee: Coach Sean McVay is optimistic that Gurley will play against the Cardinals on Sunday and boy are his fantasy owners hope he’s right. My take: Will play, start him. I’m going to trust McVay on this one.
T.Y. Hilton, WR, Ankle: Hilton has been some level of injured seemingly every week and he only missed two games way back in weeks 5 + 6. He didn’t practice at all in week 15 and still played. My take: Will play, start him.
Austin Hooper, TE, Knee: Limited in practice = should play on Sunday. 0 catches, 1 target in week 15 doesn’t look great, but he’s facing a Panthers team that he scored 16 fantasy points against way back in week 2. My take: Will play, start him.
DeSean Jackson, WR, Thumb: Jackson hasn’t played since week 12, but he wasn’t loving playing for the Bucs even before that so maybe he’s taking his sweet time to recover. He was a limited participant on Wednesday which makes me believe he’ll be playing. My take: Will play, bench him. Missing three weeks can’t be good for a WR/QB timing.
Alshon Jeffery, WR, Illness: Just an illness, hopefully it won’t stop him from dropping another 20+ point fantasy game. My take: Will play, start him.
Julio Jones, WR, Hip: Never good when your fifth highest scoring WR is questionable and not practicing on Wednesday, but Jones hasn’t missed a game all season. My take: Will play, start him.
LeSean McCoy, RB, Hamstring: McCoy has just 2 TDs on the season. Two. My take: Will play, flex him if desperate. Two!
Lamar Miller, RB, Ankle: It’s a shame that Miller got injured when he did as he was on a great streak scoring double-digit fantasy points in 6 of his last 7 games. He was limited in practice on Wednesday which makes me optimistic for his week 16. My take: Will play, start him.
Joe Mixon, RB, Wrist: Nothing to see here. He was limited to recover only. My take: Will play, start him.
David Njoku, TE, Knee: He’ll be playing. If you saw my waiver wired column you know that I think you should start Baker Mayfield if you’re without Cam Newton so that means that Njoku could benefit from this Bengals match-up as well. My take: Will play, start him.
Spencer Ware, RB, Hamstring: As always, the fact that he was limited on Wednesday looks good for Sunday. My take: Will play, start him.
Sammy Watkins, WR, Foot: Ugh — five weeks in a row Watkins hasn’t been a factor. Even if he plays, do you want to put him in your championship lineup? My take: Won’t play.
Jamaal Williams, RB, Toe: I know this isn’t quantifiable, but Williams will probably be trying his damnedest to get on the field now that he’s the RB1 for the Packers with Aaron Jones on the IR. My take: Will play, start him.