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Week 12 fantasy football cheat sheet

What should fantasy owners do with Brian Hoyer, T.J. Yeldon and Spencer Ware? We've got answers to all of the key questions in our Week 12 Insider cheat sheet.

What you need to know for Week 12 (1:00)
Bears hold off Packers, spoil Favre's number retirement (1:36)
Curry gets pumped up for Luke Kuechly (0:08)
Report: Romo out for remainder of season (1:54)
Chip Kelly: This loss is very disappointing (0:25)


John Keim ESPN Staff Writer 

Redskins cornerback Chris Culliver was fined $11,567 for unsportsmanlike conduct during Sunday's game vs. Carolina, a league official confirmed. He was not fined for his hit on tight end Greg Olsen. But Culliver made a slashing gesture across his throat after scoring a touchdown that was later overturned. During the week leading into the game the Redskins defenders had talked about cutting the music so QB Cam Newton wouldn't dance. Mike Jones of the Washington Post first reported the fine.

Rodgers struggling to click with WRs

After a scorching start to the season, Aaron Rodgers and his wide receivers haven't been on the same page in the last four games. ESPN Stats & Info breaks it down.

ESPN Stats & Info

Giants watching things fall their way

Talk about a fruitful vacation. Since they last played, the Giants have watched their NFC East brethren lose four of five games. A win on Sunday would leave New York up two games in the division with five weeks to go.

ESPN Stats & Info

ICYMI: Cam Newton dabbing and relaxing

Panthers QB Cam Newton was caught dabbing on camera during the Hornets-Cavaliers game.


Tom Brady as you've never seen him

When your dad jumps out of a leaf pile dressed as a turkey to surprise (scare?) you, it's pretty cool. When your dad is Tom Brady, it's even cooler.


When you're unbeaten...

And you have the night off.


Josh Weinfuss ESPN Staff Writer 

Arizona Cardinals linebacker/safety Deone Bucannon was fined $23,152 for a hit on a defenseless receiver Sunday night against Cincinnati.

Luck to miss Sunday's game vs. Bucs

Colts QB Andrew Luck will miss his second straight game with a lacerated kidney and partially torn abdominal muscle, coach Chuck Pagano said today. LT Anthony Castonzo will also miss Sunday's game with a sprained right medial collateral ligament for his first missed game since 2011.

Browns OC: Manziel may return this season

QB Johnny Manziel was demoted to third-string QB this week, but offensive coordinator John DeFilippo said Manziel could still take the field this season: "You don't close doors on anything. You never say never in this profession. To say that Johnny Manziel will not play again this season, I'm not ready to say that."

Ron Rivera remembers other perfect start

The Panthers coach played for the 1985 Bears, who started 12-0 before losing the night before filming the iconic "Super Bowl Shuffle" video. So Rivera is focusing his 11-0 team's attention on the next opponent. 12-0 again?

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Jeremy Fowler ESPN Senior NFL Writer 

The Steelers have promoted running back Fitzgerald Toussaint to the 53-man roster for this week's game against Seattle. The team cut Isaiah Pead as a corresponding move. Toussaint is a former Michigan standout who was on the Steelers' practice squad.

Romo has hairline fracture; out for year

Cowboys QB Tony Romo has a hairline fracture in his left collarbone, the team announced today. Romo, who missed seven games with a broken left collarbone suffered in Week 2, is done for the season, per ESPN's Todd Archer.


Notable players ruled out for Sunday

  • Falcons RB Devonta Freeman (concussion)
  • Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch (abdomen)
  • Jets CB Darrelle Revis (concussion)
  • Titans RB Dexter McCluster (knee)
  • Falcons K Matt Bryant (quad)

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John Keim ESPN Staff Writer 

The Redskins signed cornerback Dashaun Phillips off their practice squad to take the roster spot of cornerback Chris Culliver. He tore his MCL and ACL in his right knee in practice Thursday and was placed on injured reserve.

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

Saints rookie CB Damian Swann on suffering two concussions in three weeks a month ago: Its the brain. You only get one of these,. You cant really repair it. Once that thing is damaged, its pretty much damaged. You just have to be smart. I was definitely scared.

Jeff Legwold ESPN Staff Writer 

Sunday night Broncos outside linebacker DeMarcus Ware will miss his third consecutive game because of a back injury -- his fourth overall this season -- when he is not in the lineup against the New England Patriots. Ware has not practiced since he left the Broncos loss in Indianapolis earlier this month, but did work with teams strength and conditioning coaches this week. Ware said Friday he hopes to practice at least some next week, but he is still uncertain when hell be ready to play in a game. I think the right time is when you're comfortable enough to get out there and do what you do best and that's rush the passer and make plays," Ware said Friday. "And I'm not at that point yet.

Sheil Kapadia ESPN Writer 

RB Marshawn Lynch and WR Paul Richardson have been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Steelers. LB Bruce Irvin (knee) is doubtful. Center Patrick Lewis (ankle/knee) is questionable. RB Thomas Rawls (knee), RT Garry Gilliam (ankle), RG J.R.Sweezy (shoulder), WR Doug Baldwin (ankle) and DE Michael Bennett are probable.

Full offseason should heal Tony Romo

Stephania Bell explains why the Cowboys QB should be fine for next year despite suffering another clavicle injury.


Josh Weinfuss ESPN Staff Writer 

Cardinals coach Bruce Arians said he wont be going to any stores to shop on Black Friday: Unless its on a computer and Ill probably fall asleep as soon as I turn it on.

Adam Teicher ESPN Staff Writer 

The Chiefs listed Charcandrick West and Travis Kelce, who injured his ankle in practice, as questionable for Sunday's game against the Bills on their final injury report of the week.

Lions grant dying man's wish

The Lions' blowout win over the Eagles on Thanksgiving meant something special to one fan in particular: Chris Liwak, who sat in club seats and watched part of the game with Hall of Fame CB Lem Barney. 'A loyal fan'

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Adam Teicher ESPN Staff Writer 

The Chiefs have ruled De'Anthony Thomas out of Sunday's game against the Bills. But they left open the possibility that Charcandrick West, who did not practice all week, could be available.