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NEWS: Julio Jones still questionable to play Week 16?

SMITTY: He was on the sideline again during Friday’s practice, so it’s very tough to tell how this situation is going to play out. This will likely be a game-time call, so stay close to both our News Wire and your Smart Alerts all weekend long! Oh, and as we said all last week and the week before, Harry Douglas is WR2/WR3-solid whenever Julio is out. He shouldn’t be available on waivers. If he is, grab him so at the very least, no one else gets to spot-start him this week should Julio sit. Looking for Week 16 Power Rankings?

NEWS: Eddie Lacy has eye irritation and may have to wear goggles during Week 16?

SMITTY: According to reports, Eddie Lacy is developing an irritation in an eye and he may not be able to wear contact lenses during Week 16. In order to see, as Lacy claims to be near blind without contacts, the runner may roll with the Eric Dickerson goggles. His irritation could go away, too, though. This shouldn’t affect Lacy’s play at all, but keep tabs on this in case something bigger develops (an eye infection, etc.). James Starks is always a bit of a threat to steal carries away from Lacy, so we wanted to bring this to your attention, despite it being somewhat small news, so that we can all monitor it. Looking for Week 16 Power Rankings?

NEWS: DeMarco Murray (hand) will be the one to decide if he plays Week 16?

SMITTY: Word is that if it’s left up to DeMarco Murray, he will most likely play Week 16. This is great news for those hoping to win their Week 16 fantasy championship on his shoulders. He may not see his usual workload, making both Joseph Randle and Lance Dunbar decent super-desperate flex plays, but Murray should see well-near 20 touches, or even 20 carries, if he starts. “Should” being the keyword here, though, as anything can happen during the game. If he is playing though, sitting him is just about unthinkable. Looking for Week 16 Power Rankings?

NEWS: Kyle Rudolph (knee) doubtful for Week 16?

SMITTY: Keep tabs on this just in case; Chase Ford and Rhett Ellison will split the workload in Week 16. Looking for Week 16 Power Rankings?

NEWS: TY Hilton (hamstring) very questionable for Week 16.

SMITTY: He was thought to be near 50/50 according to some sources, but others, including Colts ESPN reporter Mike Wells, feel it would be a bit of a shock to see Hilton on the field given the Colts have already locked up the AFC South. Anything can happen though, so stay on both our news and Smart Alerts on this one. If he does sit, Donte Moncrief has all kinds of sneakiness to him heading into Week 16. Looking for Week 16 Power Rankings?

NEWS: DeMarco Murray (hand) practiced for second-straight day on Thursday.

SMITTY: He only got in limited sessions according to reports, but he is continuing to see action in practiced and is even catching passes with his wrapped hand. While we can see him sitting Week 16 out last-minute, as the Cowboys will have a preparation advantage keeping the Colts in the dark up until game-time, there is a real chance he plays. If he doesn’t, Joseph Randle could have sneaky-good RB2-type production for a week. He is a tough runner and would do very well behind that line. Looking for Week 16 Power Rankings?

NEWS: Delanie Walker (knee) active for Week 16 Thursday night; Kendall Wright (hand) also active.

SMITTY: Delanie Walker (knee) active for Week 16 Thursday night; Kendall Wright (hand) also active. Looking for Week 16 Power Rankings?

NEWS: Alfonso Smith the only healthy 49ers running back for Week 16?

Update: Recent reports suggest that Frank Gore is rolling through the league’s concussion protocol and could be available for Week 16. Stay tuned via this news wire and via our Smart Alerts. Looking for Week 16 Power Rankings?

Previous Report: Well, him and Phillip Tanner. FB Bruce Miller will also get touches, but he is a receiving threat more than a rushing threat, as last week he pulled in 4/46. None of these guys are solid fantasy options, but if desperate at the running back position here in Week 16, Alfonso Smith is probably the best option. As of now, Carlos Hyde (back/ankle) is doubtful for Week 16, and Frank Gore (concussion) is very questionable, as he remains in the middle of the league’s concussion protocol. If news breaks on this, especially if Gore gets cleared, we will let you know via this news wire and via our Smart Alerts. Looking for Week 16 Power Rankings?

NEWS: TY Hilton (hamstring) not practicing yet on Thursday?

SMITTY: This is a tough spot to be in for all you TY Hilton owners out there, as the Colts have already clinched the AFC South. The Colts could be cautious with Hilton so that he is ready to rock in the playoffs. Stay on this via our news wire, and be certain to dial into our Smart Alerts in order to get updates on the receiver heading into kickoff (should news break). Looking for Week 16 Power Rankings?

NEWS: Rashad Jennings (ankle) not likely to play Week 16?

SMITTY: He isn’t practicing, so it’s not looking good for Jennings for Week 16. Expect, for now, Andre Williams to get starter carries in Week 16, which makes him a fine flex option, and in some cases, a low-end RB2! Looking for Week 16 Power Rankings?