Per Adam Schefter, the Cardinals are putting Adrian Peterson on the IR thus ending his season.The 32-year-old running back surprised many in the league by averaging 23 touches per game in his six appearances with the Cardinals this season. Kerwynn Williams has picked up the slack during Peterson's absence, racking up 38 carries for 170 yards and 0 touchdowns over the past two weeks. The Cardinals have a less than desirable matchup vs the Redskins in week 15.As reported by Adam Schefter Twitter
Caldwell-Pope is currently not with the team and has been ruled out for tonight's game against the Cleveland Cavaliers due to personal reasons, despite never appearing on the Los Angeles Lakers' injury report at any point throughout the day. Head coach Luke Walton has yet to name his replacement in the starting lineup and there are now a number of different ways he can go with his starting unit. Either way, Jordan Clarkson looks to be the primary beneficiary in terms of playing time and leads the Lakers with a 29.6% usage rate with Caldwell-Pope off the court this season, while Larry Nance and Lonzo Ball each own at least +2.9% usage rate differential and average roughly a fantasy point per minute in this scenario as well.As reported by Bill Oram via Twitter
Wade has been cleared to play and will suit up for tonight's game against the Los Angeles Lakers after previously being listed as questionable in the Cleveland Cavaliers' game notes with a sore left knee that had forced him to miss one game. There's been no word of a potential minute restriction for Wade, so he'll presumably resume his customary mid-20s minute role off the bench. Additionally, head coach Tyronn Lue confirmed with reporters that Tristan Thompson will remain on his first half-only minute restriction that limited him to just five minutes in his first game back, so it's unlikely that he sees more than 10 minutes of court time off the bench this evening. This means that Kevin Love will remain the Cavaliers' starting center for at least one additional game, opposed to his typical power forward spot, though Thompson coming off the bench could certainly be a permanent move moving forward, as well, with how great Cleveland has been playing with their current starting lineup and rotation.As reported by Fred McLeod via Twitter
Crabbe has been cleared to play and will suit up for tonight's game against the New York Knicks after previously being listed as questionable on the Brooklyn Nets' injury report with a sore left knee. His presence will keep Joe Harris on the bench in his normal reserve role, effectively removing for consideration for daily fantasy formats on Thursday night. Both Jahlil Okafor and Nik Stauskas were active and available to play in the Nets previous game, but neither ended up seeing any court time, and it remains to be seen whether they'll finally enter the rotation this evening. Isaiah Whitehead is still on a G-League assignment, so Caris LeVert could still see a few minutes extra minutes as the backup point guard in the backcourt rotation, which slightly raises his minute floor. With Whitehead, D'Angelo Russell, and Jeremy Lin off the court this season, Crabbe and Rondae Hollis-Jefferson have consistently been the primary beneficiaries, as each own at least a +2.4% usage rate differential in this scenario while Hollis-Jefferson trails only Spencer Dinwiddie for the team lead with a rate of 1.05 fantasy points per minute.As reported by Anthony Puccio via Twitter
Collins has been cleared to play and will suit up for tonight's game against the Detroit Pistons after previously being listed as probable on the Atlanta Hawks' injury report with a sprained AC joint in his left shoulder that has forced him to miss six consecutive games, while Luke Babbitt remains listed as probable for the eighth straight game, but has yet to sit, and Mike Muscala and Dewayne Dedmon remain sidelined with their respective injuries. Collins will come off the bench and will be subject to a minute restriction in his first game back, which will allow Miles Plumlee to start at center, likely in an effort to better matchup with Andre Drummond on the defensive end of the floor. This means that Tyler Cavanaugh, who easily exceeded salary-based expectations in 28 minutes in his lone spot start, will be relegated to the third-string center role for at least one game with Babbitt and Ersan Ilyasova absorbing a majority of the playing time at power forward for the remaining duration of Muscala and Dedmon's absences.As reported by Brad Rowland via Twitter Other tagged players: Miles Plumlee
Barton has been listed as questionable on the Denver Nuggets' injury report for tomorrow's game against the New Orleans Pelicans' due to a low back contusion that forced him to miss Wednesday's loss. Meanwhile, Nikola Jokic is not listed on the injury report and will be good to go, though he saw just 15 minutes of action in his first game back and it remains unclear whether he will see an increase to his minute workload for Friday's contest.As reported by Harrison Wind via Twitter
With a game to be played on Monday night, a Thursday listing on the injury report carries less weight than normal. Sanu sat out practice on Thursday with a knee issue but should play this week. In a very loaded offense, Sanu has managed to score in three of the last four games and will get to face off against a Buccaneers defense that ranks 31st in pass DVOA.
After playing in his first action in the last six weeks, Hogan finds himself back on the injury report heading into a crucial matchup vs the Pitsburg Steelers. Hogan played around 90 % of the snaps last week but as expected he looked rusty after missing quite some time with an injury. Hogan's injury status should be worth monitoring the rest of the week, and if he is trending towards a healthy start, then we can look to roster him as a high upside play vs the Steelers.
Smith Schuster was added to the injury report as a limited participant on Thursday with a hamstring injury. The Steelers are hopeful to have all available weapons ready for a key matchup against the Patriots in week 15. If Smith-Schuster is unable to go look for Martavis Bryant to receive a small bump in both snaps and targets this week.Other tagged players: Martavis Bryant
Kamara practiced on Wednesday and told reporters that he was good to go and expected to play. Coach Sean Payton confirmed on Thursday that he is also expecting Kamara to play. WIth a high price tag on DraftKings Kamara will need to continue to make the most of his touches in order to pay off his salary. From a team standpoint, the Saints appear closer to getting back to full health and the offense should continue to score a ton of points. The Saints also had Ted Ginn back at practice on Thursday and he appears ready to play in week 15.Other tagged players: Ted Ginn
Wallace did not practice on Thursday due to an ankle injury but said he is ready to go for the Ravens' Week 15 matchup against the Browns. The Ravens offense looked great against the Steelers last week, and the ability of Wallace to stretch the field has been a big boost to the offense over the last few weeks. Wallace has 8 receptions and 188 yards over the last two weeks has been the primary wide receiver threat for Joe Flaco and the Ravens.
Gordon participated in Thursday's practice and has been listed as questionable on the Orlando Magic's injury report for tomorrow's game against the Portland Trail Blazers due to a concussion that has forced him to miss two consecutive games, while Arron Afflalo has been listed as questionable with back spasms that kept him sidelined for Wednesday's loss and Jonathan Isaac has been upgraded to questionable due to a sprained right ankle that has forced him to miss 16 straight games. The Magic are still without Evan Fournier and Terrence Ross, which led the team to recall Adreian Payne, Jamel Artis, and Khem Birch from the G-League on Wednesday, but the trio failed to see the court and will likely only do so in the event of an emergency if Gordon, Afflalo, and Isaac remain out once again. The sample size with the aforementioned players off the court this season is extremely limited, but in that short time both Nikola Vucevic and Jonathon Simmons own at least a +4.2% usage rate differential and see substantial increases to their per minute fantasy production, adding to their appeal in all formats on Friday's slate if Orlando's injury situation plays out as depicted.As reported by Josh Robbins via Twitter Other tagged players: Arron Afflalo, Jonathan Isaac
With 88 receptions and almost 12 targets a game this season, Hopkins has established himself as one of the top wide receivers in the game. The team announced today that Hopkins sat out Thursday's practice with an injured toe. Like many other players this time of the season, a missed practice can be more about rest than the actual injury, but Hopkins name on the injury report is worth keeping an eye during the remainder of the week. The Texans draw an extremely tough matchup vs the Jaguars this week, and at $7,700 Hopkins should look to garnish one of his lowest ownership levels of the season. Hopkins has the talent to put up a good game against the number one ranked DVOa pass defense, but his price tag and the insertion of new quarterback T.J. Yates should make many in the industry wary of him as a roster spend.