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Week 16 Start 'Em and Sit 'Em
Tre Mason ((USATSI))
Who will help you win a Fantasy title in Week 16? Who should you be avoiding at all costs? Jamey Eisenberg shares his outlook in his Start 'Em and Sit 'Em. Full story
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1Joseph Randle, DAL, RB44
2Harry Douglas, ATL, WR20
3Toby Gerhart, JAC, RB12
4Lance Dunbar, DAL, RB11
5Chandler Jones, NE, DE10
6Matt Asiata, MIN, RB9
7Craig Robertson, CLE, ILB8
8Alex Smith, KC, QB7
9Bobby Wagner, SEA, MLB6
10Robert Griffin III, WAS, QB5
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2Sio Moore, OAK, OLB-7
3Johnny Manziel, CLE, QB-7
4Keenan Allen, SD, WR-6
5Joe Haden, CLE, CB-6
6Gerald McCoy, TB, DT-6
7James Starks, GB, RB-6
8Chris Borland, SF, ILB-5
9Jay Cutler, CHI, QB-5
10Chris Johnson, NYJ, RB-5
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Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles practices in full Thursday
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(4:59 pm ET) Ankle and knee ailments could not prevent Chiefs standout running back Jamaal Charles from putting in a full practice Thursday. He was limited in the Wednesday session.

Charles in a roll. He has 515 yards on 86 carries in the last six games for a 6.0 YPC average.


DeMarco Murray increases workload in Thursday's practice
by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(4:53 pm ET) Cowboys running back DeMarco Murray was listed as limited in Thursday's practice, but he said he did a lot more than he was able to do Wednesday, reports the Dallas Morning News. Wearing a special glove with padding to protect his surgically-repaired left hand, Murray participated in some team drills.

"It’s good," Murray told the paper. "I feel good."

Murray was asked if he'll play Sunday against the Colts, if the decision is left up to him. "I’m a very competitive person and I want to help this team out as much as I can," he told the paper. "I’ve had two good days and we’ll see how it goes."

Owner Jerry Jones said he was encouraged that Murray, the NFL's leading rusher, is "so aggressive in his thinking about playing."

Murray underwent surgery Monday to fix a broken bone in his hand. If he sits out, Joseph Randle and Lance Dunbar would rotate at tailback. Dallas is favored by 3 over the Colts at nearly every sportsbook.


Lions new CB Josh Thomas: Jets coaches didn't help me
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(4:46 pm ET) Cornerback Josh Thomas, who has hooked on with the Lions after being cut from the Jets, had some pointed words for his former team. He was let go after having his playbook stolen from a New Jersey hotel.

Thomas said the stolen playbook was not mentioned when he was told of his forced departure. But he added that the Jets never tried to improve his game.

"I feel like I wasn't given the attention necessary as far as being engaged from the coach-to-player standpoint and know the things I need to work on," Thomas told ESPN. "It became where I was there as a player and wanting and desiring some feedback that wasn't given. So sometimes I may have been standing there with a [deer-in-headlight] look in my eyes trying to figure out what I needed to do."


Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph unable to practice again
by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(4:31 pm ET) Vikings tight end Kyle Rudolph (ankle, knee) missed another practice Thursday as the team prepared for Sunday's visit to Miami. Rudolph set season highs with seven catches for 69 yards Week 15 at Detroit.

If Rudolph can't play, Chase Ford would start.


Texans LB Whitney Mercilus fine for Sunday
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(4:16 pm ET) Texans linebacker Whitney Mercilus has recovered from a back injury that prevented him from playing in Week 15 against Indianapolis and is ready to roll for the Sunday game against Baltimore.

Mercilus has played in 13 games this season with 11 starts. He has recorded four sacks.


Texans TE Garrett Graham a near-certain no-go Sunday
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(4:10 pm ET) Texans tight end Garrett Graham is destined to miss his third straight game Sunday against Baltimore with a high ankle sprain.

If he remains sidelined in Week 17, he will finish the season with just 18 catches for 197 yards.


Bengals get TE Gresham, CB Newman back Thursday
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(3:59 pm ET) The Bengals received some encouragement Thursday on the injury front when tight end Jermaine Gresham (toe) and cornerback Terence Newman (ankle) practiced in full.

Both missed the Week 15 game in Cleveland.


Packers RB Eddie Lacy limited with eye irritation
by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(3:55 pm ET) Packers running back Eddie Lacy was limited in practice Thursday as he continues to deal with eye irritation from a contact lens, reports the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Despite the irritation, Lacy said he doesn't want to wear goggles and will wear a contact lens Sunday at Tampa Bay.

Lacy has run for 940 yards and eight touchdowns while averaging 4.6 yards per carry.


Trio of Browns DBs again red-lighted Thursday
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(3:54 pm ET) The battered Browns secondary received no good news Thursday as cornerbacks Joe Haden (shoulder) and K'Waun Williams (hamstring) and safety Tashaun Gipson (knee) were all out of their second straight practices this week.

Their continued absences could mean they will all be sidelined when the team plays at Charlotte on Sunday.


49ers' Frank Gore progressing, Carlos Hyde still out
by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(3:43 pm ET) 49ers running back Frank Gore returned to practice Thursday wearing a non-contact jersey as he continues to progress through the league's concussion protocol, reports the Sacramento Bee. Rookie running back Carlos Hyde remained sidelined with ankle and back injuries.

The 49ers host the Chargers on Saturday night. If Gore gets cleared by an independent neurologist and Hyde sits out, Gore could see a heavy workload. If neither plays, the 49ers' top two tailbacks would be Alfonso Smith and newly-signed Phillip Tanner.


 
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Fan Poll

Who should be the top overall pick in 2015 seasonal Fantasy drafts?

Le'Veon Bell, RB, Steelers
65%
DeMarco Murray, RB, Cowboys
16%
Andrew Luck, QB, Colts
8%
Rob Gronkowski, TE, Patriots
2%
Aaron Rodgers, QB, Packers
7%
Eddie Lacy, RB, Packers
2%

Total Votes: 3,887


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