After it appeared like James Conner could be able to return for Week 16, issues all of the sudden aren’t trying so good for Pittsburgh’s breakout again. In the meantime, Todd Gurley and Spencer Ware are coping with accidents which can be bringing their standing for key video games into query, as properly. Melvin Gordon has a Saturday recreation that he appears to be on monitor for, and elsewhere, Lamar Miller, Matt Breida, and LeSean McCoy are all trying “questionable” for this week with ankle and hamstring accidents. Fantasy homeowners should kind via all these accidents and learn the way they impression our Week 16 RB rankings and their begin ’em, sit ’em choices forward of fantasy soccer championship video games.

We’ll have extra updates on accidents all through the approaching days on this essential week for fantasy homeowners. For updates on banged-up WRs Odell Beckham, Keenan Allen, and extra, examine right here. So, examine again usually. And for extra fantasy evaluation, observe us on Twitter (@SN_Fantasy).

Week 16 Rankings:
Quarterback | Working Again | Vast Receiver | Tight Finish | D/ST  | Kicker

Is James Conner enjoying in Week 16?

UPDATE: Conner is formally OUT for Week 16.

Conner was initially anticipated to have an opportunity at enjoying in Week 16, however issues aren’t trying fairly pretty much as good on the mid-week level. In accordance with Mark Kaboly of The Athletic, Conner stated that he “is not there simply but” in a latest interview. The Steelers are within the midst of a race for the AFC North title, however they will not wish to threat the long-term well being of their potential franchise RB to get that.

With Conner prone to be out, Jaylen Samuels will get an opportunity to hold the total workload in opposition to the Saints on Sunday. Samuels had a pleasant displaying in opposition to the Patriots final week, however the Saints can be a more durable take a look at, as they’ve been good in opposition to RBs this yr. Samuels can be upgraded to fringe-RB2 territory in our Week 16 RB rankings within the close to future.

WEEK 16 PPR RANKINGS: Working again | Vast receiver | Tight finish

Is Todd Gurley enjoying Week 16?

UPDATE: Gurley is “questionable” for Week 16.

In accordance with Wealthy Hammond of the Orange County Register, Sean McVay is anticipating that Gurley will have the ability to swimsuit up Sunday in opposition to the Cardinals. This information comes after Gurley performed via a knee damage in opposition to the Eagles and was seen on the sideline with a wrap on his balky knee.

Although Gurley is predicted to play, we can be carefully monitoring his standing, because the staff might decide to restrict his workload or maintain him out if they don’t seem to be assured within the total well being of his knee. Within the occasion that Gurley cannot play, the lately signed C.J. Anderson could be the favourite to emerge because the backfield chief. Justin Davis and John Kelly might emerge as potential elements of the backfield as properly, however that younger duo has barely seen any NFL motion. Anderson would develop into a possible high-end RB2 in a fantastic matchup in opposition to the Cardinals.

Nonetheless, it appears probably that Gurley will play. If his follow standing all of the sudden modifications, we’ll replace our rankings. Within the meantime, should you’re a Gurley proprietor, ensure to handcuff him with Anderson simply in case it’s a must to use him within the fantasy championship recreation.

MORE WEEK 16: Waiver wire pickups | RB handcuff chart

Spencer Ware damage replace

UPDATE: Ware is “uncertain” for Week 16.

Ware missed final week’s recreation in opposition to the Chargers with a hamstring damage, however plainly the additional break day has labored wonders for him. Ware returned to a restricted follow on Wednesday, based on Brooke Pryor of the Kansas Metropolis Star, and supplied that he can maintain working towards all through the week, that ought to give him an opportunity to play in opposition to the Seahawks in Week 16.

In fact, the larger query surrounding Ware in the intervening time is his position within the backfield. Damien Williams performed properly in his stead in opposition to the Chargers, and it is unclear whether or not the staff will elect to stay with Ware because the lead again or if they may go to extra of a fair cut up. That makes each of those gamers dangerous FLEX choices if Ware does, certainly, swimsuit up.

Hamstring accidents can are inclined to linger, so all practices to finish the week can be essential for Ware. We’ll be watching carefully to make sure that he would not endure any form of setback. Both approach, with the Chiefs enjoying Sunday evening, you higher have a backup prepared from the prime-time video games simply to be protected.

​WEEK 16 DFS CASH LINEUPS:  Yahoo | FanDuel | DraftKings

Is Melvin Gordon enjoying on Saturday evening?

UPDATE: Gordon is not even on the Chargers remaining damage report.

Gordon’s absence from the Chargers lineup appears poised to finish in Week 16. In accordance with Eric Williams of ESPN, Anthony Lynn stated that Gordon was at “full velocity” in follow Tuesday of this week. That ought to be certain that he may have an opportunity to play on Saturday in opposition to the Ravens.

Whereas the matchup with the Ravens can be robust for Gordon, he ought to nonetheless be handled like an RB1, as he figures to see a majority of the touches on the place. Austin Ekeler (neck, concussion) will function the backup supplied he is wholesome. And within the meantime, non permanent starter Justin Jackson can be downgraded to only handcuff standing for Week 16.

WEEK 16 DFS GPP LINEUPS: Yahoo | FanDuel | DraftKings

Lamar Miller damage information

UPDATE: Miller is “questionable” for Week 16.

Miller was capable of log a restricted follow on Wednesday. He had beforehand missed the second half of his Saturday, Week 15 matchup with the Jets, however NFL Community’s Ian Rapoport reported on the time that the damage was “not main.” It is trying like that’s the case, and Miller is on monitor to play in opposition to the Eagles in Week 16.

Although Miller is trying wholesome, he could possibly be in for a carry cut up along with his fellow backfield mates. Alfred Blue and D’Onta Foreman might attempt to take some strain off Miller to assist protect him for the Texans’ potential playoff run. The staff had already been splitting Miller’s carries with Blue to a level, so that is one thing that needs to be carefully watched. It could cap Miller’s total upside, so simply be cautious of that should you’re trusting him in a championship recreation.

LeSean McCoy damage replace

UPDATE: McCoy is not even on the Payments remaining damage report.

McCoy (hamstring) logged a restricted follow on Wednesday. That ought to put him on monitor to play Sunday.

With Chris Ivory (shoulder) hurting and Marcus Murphy (elbow) out for the season, Keith Ford is the one wholesome again on the Payments’ roster. That may give each McCoy and Ivory further incentive to return and assist present their staff with some depth forward of their Week 16 matchup with the Patriots.

MORE WEEK 16 DFS: Values | StacksLineup builder

Matt Breida damage information

UPDATE: Breida is not even on the 49ers remaining damage report.

Breida remains to be coping with an ankle damage that has plagued him for the higher a part of the previous three months. He aggravated it final recreation in opposition to the Seahawks, however he practiced on Wednesday in a restricted foundation forward of his Week 16 recreation. He has solely missed one contest all yr, so it is arduous to imagine that he’ll sit out.

That stated, Breida might find yourself splitting carries with undrafted rookie Jeff Wilson Jr. Wilson fumbled final week, which precipitated him to lose some touches, however he has seemed good in restricted run because the starter. He might steal some carries from Breida and if Breida goes down once more, Wilson might have an even bigger recreation.

Each backs are dangerous FLEX choices this week. They should tackle the stellar Bears run protection and in the event that they cut up carries, as anticipated, they might find yourself doing little or no to maneuver the needle for fantasy homeowners. It is most likely greatest to maintain each on the bench this week, until you haven’t any higher choices.

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