Week 15: Game Time Decisions - Injury Updates (Page 2)

 
 
 
 
 
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Week 15: Game Time Decisions - Injury Updates

We let you know the playing chances of the big name players who are injured. This week's picks include Profiled players include Jay Cutler, Aaron Rodgers, Lamar Miller, Reggie Bush, and Adrian Peterson.

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The rookie from Alabama was forced from the narrow week 14 win over Atlanta with a second-quarter ankle injury. He did return in the third quarter but struggled in the second half. Head coach Mike McCarthy stated that Lacy will not practice until Friday at the earliest, leaving his week 15 status in doubt for a dream matchup with a floundering Dallas defense. The Cowboys are allowing the most fantasy points per game to running backs including a league high 94 receptions to running backs. On the season, Lacy is averaging 90 total yards per game with 27 receptions and seven touchdowns. If he's unable to suit up, James Starks would vault into RB2 status in a very favorable matchup. In week two (filling for Lacy after he suffered a concussion), Starks finished with 20 carries for 132 yards and added four catches for 36 yards against Washington. This was the only time this season that the Packer backup has topped 60 yards.

Injury Status: Injured Reserve

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Maurice Jones-Drew suffered a hamstring injury during the Thursday night win over Houston and he's very questionable for the week 15 contest against Buffalo. He won't try to practice until Friday and will be a major risk even if he's able to play (missed 10 games last season due to injury). Backup Jordan Todman could see 15-18 touches against a mediocre Buffalo run defense allowing the fourth most yards to the running back position (112 yards per game). Todman is in his second NFL season out of UConn and the smallish back (just 5'9, 195 pounds) should finish with solid RB2 numbers, especially in a PPR league. He impressed in the preseason, totaling 29 carries for 223 yards (7.68 YPC) with two touchdowns. In week 14, the Bills were gashed by another smallish speedster in Tampa's Bobby Rainey, which makes Todman an intriguing play if MJD is kept in street clothes.

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