Carlos Hyde even though cleared by an MRI will still need a miracle to play. According to Mindi Back via twitter "Carlos Hyde says he received good news on his MRI but barring a miracle does not expect to play."
Pyro's take: I do not see any miracles this week or the next for either Frank Gore or Carlos Hyde. The season is over for the 49ers, and its best to keep the aging veteran Gore from further injury, and their up-and-comer rookie Carlos Hyde fresh for next season.
LeSean McCoy has stated that Chris Polk will take over goal line duties. The Eagles have relied on Polk lately down low, and he has delivered. McCoy seasons has been up and down, he has over 1200 yards rushing, but with the size and power of Chris Polk he is more of a logical choice.
“Some of the short-yardage stuff, Polk’s obviously a little bit more powerful back, so they’ve been giving him some of the runs in short-yardage in a couple games, especially last game,” McCoy said.
“He’s not getting all of them, but if it helps the team, that’s what I’m going to do.
“There’s just some plays on 3rd-and-1 type of situations where I probably wouldn’t have gotten it, where I see him kind of hit a guy, drag a guy and get in there. It’s hard to be selfish with a player like Polk to use him to do those type of things.”
Pyro's take: This is great news for standard league owners, with the Eagles offense, Polk will get his chances to score. He is definitely worth a look on the waiver wire.
Julio Jones is still not practicing and according to Vaughn McClure via twitter, "William Moore (foot) back on field with helmet along with Roddy and Douglas. No Julio."
Pyro's take: It does not look good for Julio this week, as he probably will need another week to heal. Harry Douglas if available will resume in Jones absence, and can make a solid pick-up if your short on wide receivers
According to Jason La Canfora via his twitter, "Bill O'Brien is delaying an official announcement as long as possible but every expectation Case Keenum starts vs. Ravens on Sunday"
Pyro's take: This is not surprising as Keenum is a former quarterback of the Texans and was released over the summer. He will start the final two games and can be a desperation ploy for your quarterback needs, if nobody is available.
Jay Cutler will end this season riding the bench. Mostly due to the horrible play over the last seven games. Against the Saints on Monday,he threw three interceptions and played as he was getting cut tomorrow. The Bears fans did not take kindly to his not-caring attitude and nearly booed him off Soldier Field.
Making matters worse, Cutler's contract is large. A seven-year, $126.7 million contract in January. That deal came with a guaranteed payout of $54 million and made the nine-year veteran the highest-paid offensive player in the league this season.
Pyro's take: It will be interesting to see what becomes of this fall-out during the offseason, as Cutler's only option will be to play or get traded, as nobody is going to want his contract.
Jimmy Clausen is now the new starter for the Chicago Bears. Officially ending the season for Jay Cutler. Bears players have stated that "Bears offensive players believe Clausen will 'light it up,' simply because he'll run offense as prescribed" This will be the first start for Clausen since 2010.
Pyro's take: You can ignore this guy unless he proves something. With only two weeks left, your lineup doesnt need this kind of interference. Clausen has potential for plug-and-play value in the Bears' pass-based attack, but gets a difficult first matchup against the Lions. He'll be no more than a QB2 option and daily-league dart throw in Week 16.