7:55 p.m.: Aaron Rodgers had arguably the best game of his season against Seattle, keeping hope alive for the Packers. However, the former MVP might be hobbled the rest of the season. Already dealing with a left hamstring issue, Rodgers injured his right calf Sunday.
6:30 p.m.: Matthew Stafford orchestrated yet another fourth-quarter comeback, and he did so while wearing a glove on his throwing hand. That’s because the Lions quarterback suffered a dislocated finger after injuring the digit following through on a pass. According to ESPN.com, Stafford will have to wear the glove for the rest of the season, and the details are pretty gnarly.
From ESPN.com: “The top of Stafford’s finger was bent downward at a 90-degree angle and he had no control over the top part of digit, the source said.”
The Lions also lost defensive end Ezekiel Ansah to a shoulder injury, which could be a major blow if he misses a prolonged period of time.
4:50 p.m.: This would be a devastating loss for the Miami Dolphins if Ryan Tannehill indeed has a torn ACL and is out for the year.
4:40 p.m.: Matt Forte is out for the remainder of the game with a knee injury.
4 p.m.: The Philadelphia Eagles lost not one, but two running backs Sunday. Darren Sproles went out after ending up on the wrong side of a dirty hit which came on a potential punt return, while Wendell Smallwood’s day ended at halftime with a right knee injury.
1:25 p.m.: Terrible news for the San Diego Chargers and Melvin Gordon owners: the second-year star running back is being carted off the field with an apparent leg injury.
ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports it’s a hip injury for Gordon, who was diving for a fumbled ball when he got hurt.
12:50 p.m.: Here’s some bad news for the Pittsburgh Steelers, Philadelphia Eagles and Chicago Bears, whose offensive options grow slimmer.
12:25 p.m.: Here’s a few notable names and their status for Week 14 games:
11:45 a.m.: Lions running back Theo Riddick is a surprise inactive.
11:20 a.m.: Don’t expect much from Eagles running back Ryan Mathews on Sunday.
10:55 a.m.: ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports Julio Jones playing Sunday isn’t promising.
10:30 a.m.: The New Orleans Saints could be without star rookie wide receiver Michael Thomas, who is dealing with a foot ailment, per ESPN’s Adam Schefter. He’ll be a game-time decision.
His teammate, running back Mark Ingram, is expected to play, though.
10:20 a.m.: The Denver Broncos will have their starting quarterback under center for Week 14 after Trevor Siemian missed Week 13 with a foot injury.
10:15 a.m.: Arguably the biggest name questionable for Week 14 after Julio Jones is Washington Redskins tight end Jordan Reed, who dislocated his shoulder on Thanksgiving and missed Week 13’s game because of it. It seems he’ll be able to go on Sunday.
Across the field, the Philadelphia Eagles will get reinforcements from a few banged-up players as well, though one youngster will be sitting out.
Ryan Mathews’ role might be diminished, however.
10:05 a.m. ET: Here’s a look at a few names around the rest of the NFL who have question marks regarding their status entering Sunday’s games.
The New York Giants should be getting reinforcements.
New York’s opponents, the Dallas Cowboys, will be without one of their kick returners.
Here’s an update on a few Detroit Lions.
The injuries keep mounting for the Jacksonville Jaguars.
The Browns will finally get the quarterback they intended to start all season back from injury.
And a few notable defenders won’t play again in Week 14.
Who knows what’s happening in the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ backfield.
9:45 a.m. ET: Here’s what we know about Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones. In short, there have been some encouraging signs, but he’ll be a game-time decision in his 4:25 p.m. ET start in Los Angeles.
9 a.m. ET: Decisions, decisions, decisions.
It’s Week 14 of the NFL season, which means your fantasy football league has reached the playoffs. In other words, every detail is magnified and every decision counts; one wrong move can end your season, no matter how great your record has been.
Among the biggest dilemmas facing fantasy owners this week is whether to start Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones. The elite wide receiver leads the league in receiving yards by a wide margin but is suffering from turf toe, which could either keep him out of Sunday’s matchup against the Los Angeles Rams or limit him if he plays. Making matters worse, the usual 1 o’clock-er gets a late start at 4:25 p.m. ET on Sunday, making the decision to start or sit him all the more grueling.
Stay tuned throughout the day, as we’ll keep you updated with all the latest news and rumors regarding players’ health and status.
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