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Jets place C Ryan Kalil on season-ending IR

Sat Nov 16 4:36pm ET

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) The New York Jets have placed center Ryan Kalil on season-ending injured reserve with a knee injury.

Kalil came out of retirement in August to sign a one-year, $8.5 million contract with New York after playing all 12 of his previous NFL seasons with Carolina. The hope was the 34-year-old center would help stabilize the Jets' shaky offensive line, but it didn't work out.

Kalil struggled at times while starting seven games. He dealt with shoulder and elbow injuries before hurting his right knee. He had missed the last two games and was ruled out Friday for New York's game at Washington on Sunday.

Jonotthan Harrison is expected to start at center after doing so the last two games.

The Jets also announced Saturday they signed offensive lineman Leo Koloamatangi from the practice squad to fill Kalil's roster spot.

Koloamatangi has experience at center and both guard spots. He was signed by Detroit in 2017 as an undrafted free agent out of Hawaii and was among the Lions' final cuts in September.

Player Notes
Greg Ward Dec 15 4:40pm ET

Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Greg Ward came up big in Week 15, catching seven passes for 61 yards and a touchdown. Ward's score was a huge four-yard toss from Carson Wentz in the fourth quarter. With DeSean Jackson, Alshon Jeffery, and Nelson Agholor all out and J.J. Arcega-Whiteside disappearing, Ward was basically the only Eagles wide receiver in this game.

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Duke Johnson Dec 15 4:40pm ET

Houston Texans running back Duke Johnson wasn't a major factor in the team's 24-21 win over the Titans in Week 15. Johnson had two carries for four yards and added two catches for 19 yards on three targets in the game. The Texans heavily featured Carlos Hyde in this game as Hyde had 26 carries and rushed for 104 yards and a score. Most of the damage in the passing game came through the wide receivers as DeAndre Hopkins and Kenny Stills both had big games. Johnson has 38 receptions on the year and is worthy of holding in PPR leagues. He will look to bounce back against the Buccaneers in Week 16.

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Jake Elliott Dec 15 4:40pm ET

Philadelphia Eagles kicker Jake Elliott made all five of his kicks in a Week 15 win over Washington. Elliott made four extra points and knocked through a 25-yard field goal as well. It was a nice game for Elliott after a few rough outings over the past couple of weeks.

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Eli Manning Dec 15 4:40pm ET

It wasn't pretty, but New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning helped his team, and fantasy teams, on Sunday in a win over the Dolphins. The veteran completed 20 of 28 passes for 283 yards and two touchdowns, but he did also throw three interceptions. Bottom line is that he took advantage of the opportunities that were there for him and kept the Giants offense moving. If Daniel Jones (ankle) isn't able to return next week, Manning would get another start against a vulnerable Redskins Defense.

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Breshad Perriman Dec 15 4:40pm ET

Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Breshad Perriman hauled in five receptions for 113 yards and three touchdowns in the Bucs Week 15 win over the Detroit Lions. As a distant third option to Mike Evans and Chris Godwin for the entire season, Perriman was an afterthought in the fantasy community. Fantasy owners who decided to take a chance on him in the fantasy semi-finals were rewarded in a big way though, and could be headed to the fantasy finals due to his performance. With Mike Evans (hamstring) gone for the season, and Chris Godwin (leg) banged up in Sunday's win, Perriman could be in store for another big performance in Week 16 against the Houston Texans.

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Saquon Barkley Dec 15 4:40pm ET

New York Giants running back Saquon Barkley took advantage of his prime matchup on Sunday and finally had his first big game since coming back from his ankle injury. The second-year star abused the Dolphins Defense for 112 yards and two touchdowns on the ground while catching four passes for another 31 yards. He gave up some work to his back-up, Javorius Allen, with the Giants up late, but this is a good sign for his health. He should keep it rolling next week against the Redskins.

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DeAndre Hopkins Dec 15 4:40pm ET

Houston Texans wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins led the team in receiving yards in Week 15 with 119 receiving yards on six catches. He was targeted a team-high eight times in the game. That makes two straight 100-yard games for Hopkins as he had 120 yards against the Broncos in Week 14. Hopkins is an elite fantasy receiver with over 1,100 receiving yards and seven touchdowns on the year. His next matchup is a favorable one against the Buccaneers in Week 16.

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Philadelphia Eagles Dec 15 4:40pm ET

The Philadelphia Eagles Defense didn't have a great game in Week 15, but they ended it by scoring a touchdown on a fumble recovery. They allowed 27 points to a sub-par Washington offense and did not record a sack nor an interception. The touchdown at the very end at least did something for fantasy managers who started the Philly defense, but they were almost left with nothing despite a good matchup.

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Boston Scott Dec 15 4:30pm ET

Philadelphia Eagles running back Boston Scott retained a role in Week 15, but came back down to Earth in terms of production compared to his surprisingly strong outing in Week 14. This week, Scott ran the ball six times for 26 yards and caught seven passes for 39 yards. He was thoroughly outplayed by rookie Miles Sanders this time around and likely disappointed any fantasy owners who were chasing his previous performance.

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Deshaun Watson Dec 15 4:30pm ET

Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson completed 19-of-27 passes for 243 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions against the Titans in Week 15. He also added 32 rushing yards in the game. Watson now has 11 interceptions on the year, a new career-high, but he also has a career-high 33 total touchdowns on the year (26 passing, 7 rushing). Watson's amongst the top tier of fantasy quarterbacks in the game and should be one of the first quarterbacks off the board once again next year. His next matchup is an extremely favorable one against the Buccaneers in Week 16.

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Dallas Goedert Dec 15 4:30pm ET

Philadelphia Eagles tight end Dallas Goedert caught five passes in Week 15, gaining 55 yards. Goedert was expected to take on a much bigger role this week with most of the Eagles wide receivers out due to injury, but he ended up with just six targets and a somewhat disappointing final line.

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Zach Ertz Dec 15 4:30pm ET

Philadelphia Eagles tight end Zach Ertz caught five passes in a Week 15 win, gaining 61 yards and scoring a touchdown. Ertz was expected to play a huge role in this one, and ended up with a team-leading 10 targets, but only came down with five of them. The touchdown made it a decent fantasy performance overall, but likely left his fantasy owners wanting for more.

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Carlos Hyde Dec 15 4:30pm ET

Houston Texans running back Carlos Hyde topped 100 rushing yards for the third time this year against the Titans in Week 15. Hyde had 26 carries for 104 yards and a touchdown in the game. He's now over 1,000 rushing yards on the season with five touchdowns. Hyde's been a solid RB2 most of the year in non-PPR leagues. He's less valuable in PPR as he has just nine receptions on the year. However, it's been a solid season nonetheless for Hyde and he'll look to keep it going against the Buccaneers in Week 16.

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Jameis Winston Dec 15 4:30pm ET

Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston rewarded fantasy owners who stuck with him in Week 15 after his terrible Week 14 performance. Winston threw for 458 yards and four touchdowns in the Bucs win over the Detroit Lions. The fifth-year quarterback also threw an interception, which is expected at this point. Even without his two top receivers available for most of the game, Winston was able to dominate. He will slot in as a mid-range QB1 against the Houston Texans in Week 16.

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JJ Arcega-Whiteside Dec 15 4:30pm ET

Philadelphia Eagles rookie wide receiver J.J. Arcega-Whiteside did absolutely nothing in a Week 15 win over Washington. Arcega-Whiteside was targeted twice but did not come up with a catch despite being essentially one of two wide receivers on the field for the Eagles all game. He suffered a hamstring injury at the end of last week's game, but was reportedly fine and wasn't supposed to be limited at all. His goose egg may have knocked more than a few fantasy owners out of the playoffs.

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Carson Wentz Dec 15 4:20pm ET

Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz completed 30 of his 43 pass attempts in Week 15, tossing three touchdowns and gaining 266 yards. Wentz's first score came on a 15-yard pass to Miles Sanders. His second was on a two-yard strike to Zach Ertz, and his third was a huge fourth quarter score on a four-yard pass to Greg Ward. Wentz was solid in this one and led his team to a crucial win over Washington.

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Miles Sanders Dec 15 4:20pm ET

Philadelphia Eagles rookie running back Miles Sanders was amazing in Week 15, piling up 122 yards on 19 carries and catching six passes for 50 more yards. Sanders scored once on the ground and once through the air. His rushing score was a one-yard plunge and his passing game score came on a great 15-yard catch in the corner of the end zone. Sanders was expected to have a huge role in this one with Jordan Howard (shoulder) still out and most of the Eagles wide receivers dealing with injuries as well.

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David Njoku Dec 15 4:00pm ET

Cleveland Browns tight end David Njoku (coach's decision) is inactive for Week 15 against the Arizona Cardinals. Coach Reddie Kitchens reportedly "was hesitant" to activate Njoku off the IR last week- and the 23-year-old struggled against the Bengals. Backups Demetrius Harris and Ricky Seals-Jones will likely share targets, which is unfortunate because the Cardinals are the most tight-end-friendly matchup in fantasy football. Neither player is the most appealing option.

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Chris Godwin Dec 15 3:40pm ET

Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Chris Godwin was forced to leave Sunday's game against the Detroit Lions due to a hamstring injury. Before leaving the game, Godwin had caught five passes for 121 yards. With Mike Evans also out, the Bucs receiving corps will be led by Breshad Perriman and Scott Miller.

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Chris Godwin Dec 15 3:40pm ET

Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Chris Godwin left Sunday's game against the Lions with an apparent leg injury. He will not return. Godwin was spotted limping after running a route, and after attempting to exit the game under his own power, he was eventually carted back to the locker room. Before his exit, the 23-year-old caught five of his seven targets for 121 yards. Not good news for a Bucs team that recently announced that Mike Evans (hamstring) could miss the remainder of the year after suffering an ailment of his own.

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