DetroitLions.com expects Joseph Fauria to have a bigger role if Brandon Pettigrew (ankle) is unable to go for Week 16.
That obviously goes without saying since Fauria is Pettigrew's direct backup, but it's still worth noting considering Fauria has just 12 catches on 20 targets all season. His seven touchdowns and dance moves have made it seem as if he's a bigger part of the Lions offense than he really is. Fauria will be an intriguing streaming option if/when Pettigrew sits, but is still likely to burn fantasy owners if he gets held out of the end zone.
Michael Floyd (ankle) was upgraded to "full" in Thursday's practice.
Floyd is ahead of where he was last week, where he failed to get in a full practice before suiting up against the Titans. He's going to be active for Week 16, but will be hard to trust as a WR3 at less than 100 percent against Seattle's elite secondary.
Rashard Mendenhall was added to the Cardinals' injury report on Thursday, getting in a limited session with a finger issue.
Mid-week additions to the injury report are rarely good news, but there's no reason to worry in Mendenhall's case. It's a minor injury the Cardinals are simply trying to manage ahead of Sunday's showdown with the Seahawks. Mendenhall will be a touchdown-dependent RB2 in what figures to be a low-scoring game.
According to DallasCowboys.com's Bryan Broaddus, Terrance Williams (hamstring) might practice on Friday, and "could" play against the Redskins.
Williams was expected to miss Sunday's game after sitting out Wednesday and Thursday's practices, but Broaddus reports his injury is "more contusion on hamstring than hamstring pull." Williams hasn't been making a major box-score impact of late, but the Cowboys need all hands on deck as they attempt to salvage their NFC East hopes. Williams won't be a fantasy option if he suits up. His status will be updated on Friday.
Vincent Jackson (hamstring) was upgraded to "full" in Thursday's practice.
V-Jax is ahead of where he was last week. He'll be ready to go for Sunday's game against the Rams. V-Jax is a boom-or-bust WR2 for the fantasy finals.
Tavon Austin (ankle) remained sidelined at Rams practice Thursday.
Austin is trending in the wrong direction for Week 16. It appears he'll miss his second straight game. Despite his inconsistent rookie year, Austin showed enough as a play-maker to remain a strong hold in Dynasty leagues.
Frank Gore (ankle, knee) was limited in Thursday's practice.
The 49ers are just managing their veteran back's reps. He'll be a rock-solid RB2 for the fantasy finals against the Falcons' woeful run defense.
Mario Manningham (illness, knee) was held out of 49ers practice Thursday.
Manningham has missed a fair amount of practice time since returning in Week 10, but has yet to miss a game. He should be active as San Francisco's No. 3 receiver for Monday night's game against the Falcons. He's well off the fantasy radar.