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Footballguys #248 - 12/25 - News And Notes From Around The League

Volume 20, #248 -- Tuesday Night, December 25th, 2018

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Howdy Folks,

Good Wednesday to you. We've got some News and Notes so let's get to it.

J


1. PIT - RB James Conner questionable

Source: DKPittsburghSports.com - Dale Lolley

Pittsburgh Steelers RB James Conner (ankle) is questionable to play in Week 17, according to head coach Mike Tomlin.

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Conner is close to returning but his playing status is not clear. His practice participation this week will determine his availability.

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2. DEN - RB Phillip Lindsay 'faces lengthy recovery'

Source: NFL Network - Ian Rapoport

Updating a previous report, Denver Broncos RB Phillip Lindsay (wrist) is facing a 'lengthy recovery,' according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network. He is dealing with 'a possible scaphoid fracture along with ligament damage.'

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Bad news for the Broncos rookie sensation here. Lindsay is the first undrafted offensive rookie to be voted to the Pro Bowl and this wrist injury is likely to keep him from participating. Lindsay rushed for over 1,000 yards this year, only the third undrafted rookie to do that in NFL history. It's a lengthy recovery but one that should be healed up by the time training camp rolls around. There's a chance Lindsay would be available for spring OTA work as well.

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3. NYJ - RB Elijah McGuire riding hot streak

Source: USA TODAY Fantasy Sports

New York Jets RB Elijah McGuire has scored four touchdowns and averaged 79.6 total yards over the last three weeks while catching three passes in each contest.

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McGuire is a talented all-purpose back who can do damage as a runner or receiver out of the backfield. Fantasy GMs still playing in Week 17 can consider him as a RB2 with upside in PPR formats.

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4. NFL - Tyrone Holmes a free agent

Source: NFL Network - Ian Rapoport

Free-agent DE Tyrone Holmes (Chiefs) was recently signed by the Los Angeles Chargers. However, that move was disapproved by commissioner Roger Goodell due to Holmes' status with the Alliance of American Football. Holmes has been released by the AAF, so Holmes is now a free agent.

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Washington's starting quarterback Josh Johnson was the no.1 overall selection in the AAF draft but he was signed to the active roster so there was no conflict. Now that Holmes (a sixth-round pick for the Jaguars in the 2016 NFL draft) is a free agent we'll see if the Chargers get him back or if some other team makes a move for the developmental pass rusher.

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5. NO - Sean Payton mum on resting stars

Source: The Times-Picayune - Josh Katzenstein

New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton wouldn't commit to whether he will sit stars and other starters in Week 17. Payton said he doesn't have an overall philosophy regarding sitting players, saying every team is different from year to year. After being asked twice Monday, Dec. 24, about sitting players, Payton impatiently replied, 'We're going to approach this game just like we would a regular-season game, and if there's any changes to the lineups, I'll keep you posted. I'm done answering that question.'

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Reports have been circulating that the Saints will in fact rest their starters, including starting Teddy Bridgewater instead of Drew Brees. We'll know more about their plan for Week 17 in the near future.

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6. PIT - QB Ben Roethlisberger intends to play in 2019

Source: Pittsburgh Tribune-Review - Chris Adamski

Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger told KDKA-FM radio he has every intention of playing in 2019 but doesn't want to think about it until this season has ended, according to Chris Adamski, of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.

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The Steelers aren't out of the playoff picture...yet. Roethlisberger has talked about retirement in recent years...then the Steelers selected Mason Rudolph in the 2018 NFL draft. Now, Roethlisberger has indicated he wants to play five more years. We feel confident Roethlisberger will return in 2019.

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7. PHI - QB Carson Wentz staying on roster

Source: Philadelphia Inquirer - Jeff McLane

Philadelphia Eagles QB Carson Wentz (back) will remain on the 53-man roster even though he will not start in the Week 17 game.

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The Eagles are not out of the postseason. They want to keep Wentz on the active roster just in case he can come back at some point during the playoffs (if they make it that far). They'll clinch a wild-card spot if they win in Week 17 against Washington and the Vikings lose.

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That'll do it for today, Folks. Thanks for reading and thanks for being part of Footballguys. We'll see you tomorrow with the Update.

Peace,

J