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The Facts: Cardinals Coach Bruce Arians said that he has "no idea" if Adrian Peterson (neck) will play again this season.
Diehards Line:Peterson has missed the last two games due to the injury and at this point it does not look promising that he will play again this season. Kerwynn Williams will continue to get the bulk of the carries for Arizona during Peterson's absence.
The Facts: Eagles tight end Zach Ertz is no longer in the league's concussion protocol.
Diehards Line:This is a step in the right direction for Ertz and barring any setbacks, he should be able to give it a go in Week 15. The Eagles face off against the Giants who are the worst defensive unit against opposing tight ends. Even with Nick Foles under center this week, Ertz can be considered a TE1 in all formats.
The Facts: Tyrod Taylor (knee) is expected to start in Week 15 against the Dolphins.
Diehards Line:Taylor missed last week's game with the knee injury, but remains on tack to play this week. Nathan Peterman remains in the league's prtocol, but is progressing and will practice on a limited basis. If cleared, he will serve as Taylor's backup. Barring setbacks, Taylor should be under center this week.
The Facts: Aaron Rodgers has been medically cleared to return.
Diehards Line:Rodgers' status for Week 15 remains uncertain, but this is definitely a step in the right direction and there is a good chance that we see him under center against the Panthers this week. His return will give everyone on this offense a huge boost, especially Jordy Nelson. We will keep a close eye on this situation and update you as we hear it.
The Facts: The Jets have placed Josh McCown on IR with a broken hand.
Diehards Line:McCown will undergo hand surgery, which will keep him out for the rest of the season. The 38-year old quarterback had a surprisingly decent year. He will hit the free agency next season and it will be interesting to see if he finds any bidders.
The Facts: The Redskins have placed Jordan Reed on the inured reserve ending his season.
Diehards Line:Reed played in just six games this season and after battling multiple injuries this season, a hamstring injury sends him to the IR. The often injury tight end has yet played a complete season in the NFL. He is one of the more talented tight ends when healthy, but it is something he struggles with. He will once again be a high-risk/high-reward tight end on draft day next season.
The Facts: The Patriots have reached a two-year deal with former Browns receiver Kenny Britt.
Diehards Line:Britt is headed to New England and will immediately add another solid pass catcher to this already stacked offense. He will not have much fantasy value as we are near the end of the season, but it’s good to see Britt landing in a championship contending team.
The Facts: The Eagles have officially placed Carson Wentz on the injured reserved
Diehards Line:Wentz will undergo ACL surgery and his expected timetable is 9-12 month. If that is the case, he could open up next season on the PUP list. Nick Foles will work as the starting quarterback for the Eagle during Wentz's absence.
The Facts: Devin Hester has officially announced his retirement from the NFL.
Diehards Line:Hester will go down in the NFL books as one of the better kick and punt returners to play the game. In his career he returned 14 punts and five kickoffs for a touchdown. The 14 punt returns are an NFL record. We wish him the best in his future endeavors.