LaVon Brazill (foot) is listed as questionable for Week 15 despite not turning in a single practice this week.
He's shaping up as a game-time decision returning from a two-touchdown game against Cincinnati. Because Brazill is such a young player -- he's in his second year and missed the first four games 2013 due to suspension -- it's possible the Colts' coaching staff will hold him out Sunday simply because he didn't practice. Brazill, however, has been outwardly optimistic. We'd avoid leaning on Brazill in fantasy WR3 slots against Houston.
Garrett Graham (hamstring) remained sidelined at practice Friday.
Graham hasn't practiced at all this week and will be a game-time decision, per the Texans. It's a foggy situation. Owen Daniels (leg) has already been ruled out. If Graham can't go against the Colts, Ryan Griffin and Jake Byrne would handle tight end duties. Griffin was a draftnik-favorite in April.
Vincent Jackson (hamstring) is listed as probable for Week 15.
He's a boom-or-bust WR2 against San Francisco's top-four pass defense.
Falcons RB Antone Smith (knee) is out for Week 15.
Smith is a change-of-pace back and special teamer.
Willis McGahee (concussion) has been ruled out for Week 15 versus Chicago.
McGahee didn't practice at all this week after running into a brick wall named Brandon Spikes last Sunday. Coach Rob Chudzinski even hinted McGahee could be done for the season. Chris Ogbonnaya will draw the start in his place, with Fozzy Whittaker working in as a COP back. Ogbonnaya has RB2/flex appeal.
Eddie Lacy (ankle) returned to Packers practice Friday.
As expected. Lacy went through his rehab phase Wednesday and Thursday and feels good enough to get out there on Friday. Coach Mike McCarthy already expressed optimism in regards to Lacy's status for Week 15 against Dallas. We'd expect Lacy to play, but owners can protect themselves by adding James Starks.
Jets placed WR Stephen Hill on injured reserve with a knee injury, ending his season.
Hill has been battling the knee injury off and on this season. He didn't play last week, and coach Rex Ryan hinted that the second-year receiver could be done for the year earlier in the week. Hill was a colossal disappointment as a sophomore, registering just 24 catches for 342 yards and one touchdown. His quarterback was part of the problem. Hill will look to up his game in 2014.
Bills MLB Kiko Alonso "tweaked" his knee at Friday's practice and is listed as questionable for Week 15 against the Jaguars.
We haven't had a blurb on Alonso since September when he became the second rookie linebacker ever with four interceptions in his first four games. Since then, Alonso has continued his tear. He's the quarterback of the Buffalo defense and checks in as Pro Football Focus' No. 8 overall inside linebacker. Alonso has 131 total tackles and is a strong candidate for Defensive Rookie of the Year honors. He's also one of the top linebacker plays in IDP fantasy leagues.