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Taylor Heinicke Headshot

Heinicke has been promoted to the 53-man roster, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Heinicke will back up T.J. Yates this week against the Jaguars. This move has been in the works all week and became finalized when the Texans confirmed Tom Savage (concussion) would be unavailable.
8:28 am (EST)
James Reimer Headshot

Reimer turned away 28 of 30 shots in Thursday's loss to the Avalanche.

Reimer turned in a strong performance, but ended up getting outdueled by opposing netminder Semyon Varlamov. The 29-year-old owns a 6-8-4 record on the season with a .896 save percentage. Reimer can be a valuable fantasy netminder, but he's been very inconsistent this season. Even with Roberto Luongo (lower body) on injured reserve, it's hard to be too confident in Reimer moving forward. He's been playing well of late, however, so ride the momentum and take full advantage of his increased crease time.
8:15 am (EST)
Devontae Booker Headshot

Booker rushed 11 times for 39 yards, brought in his only target for 10 yards and returned one kickoff for 23 yards in Thursday's 25-13 win over the Colts.

Booker played a diversified role, but he still lagged as a distant second behind C.J. Anderson for work in the ground game. The second-year back has been firmly slotted into a complementary role over the last four games, and given Anderson's success Thursday, that doesn't appear likely to change over the season's final pair of contests. The 25-year-old offers some upside through his work in the passing game as well, but his volume remains too scant to trust in the fantasy postseason.
8:12 am (EST)
Andrew Shaw Headshot

Shaw scored a goal on four shots and had two hits over a forward-high 18:01 of ice time in Thursday's 2-1 overtime victory in over New Jersey.

Shaw parked himself in front of the net and redirected a Jordie Benn blast past Devils goalie Corey Schneider, giving him four goals and three assists over the last eight games. Much of the agitating forward's value in previous seasons has been tied to PIM and hits, but the numbers suggest Shaw's been less of an agitator in 2017-18 relative to last season, his first with the Habs. He's averaging fewer PIM and hits per game this season, while his scoring pace has ticked up.
8:08 am (EST)
Mikko Rantanen Headshot

Rantanen collected an assist in Thursday's win over the Panthers.

Rantanen has been thriving on the top line with Nathan MacKinnon and has put up four points in his last four games. The 21-year-old has nine goals and 26 points in 31 games on the season and been a force with the man advantage. The Finnish forward is a dynamic fantasy threat who should be in your lineup every game.
8:06 am (EST)
Marlon Mack Headshot

Mack carried six times for 14 yards and failed to bring in his only target in Thursday's 25-13 loss to the Broncos.

Neither Mack nor Frank Gore got much work on the ground in a game that the Colts trailed in for the majority of the second half. The rookie hasn't topped 46 rushing yards since Week 3, but much of that lackluster production can be directly correlated to his lack of opportunity -- factoring in Thursday's workload Mack has only tallied double-digit carries once over the last nine contests. With the Colts playing out the string and Gore wrapping up his age-34 season, the 21-year-old could potentially see a bump in touches over the final two contests of the campaign.
8:06 am (EST)
Nathan MacKinnon Headshot

MacKinnon scored twice in Thursday's win over the Panthers.

MacKinnon dominated in the victory, scoring both of the team's goals, including the game winner in which he outmuscled Aaron Ekblad on his way to the net and beat goaltender James Reimer in tight. The 22-year-old is putting together a fantastic season, managing 13 goals and 35 points in 31 contests. He's been a force with the man advantage and is finally playing like the stud he is. He's an automatic roll every night.
8:00 am (EST)
Semyon Varlamov Headshot

Varlamov stopped 32 of 33 shots in Thursday's win over the Panthers.

Varlamov bounced back nicely after he gave up four goals in a loss to the Capitals two nights ago. Unfortunately, inconsistency has plagued Varlamov all season, as he owns a 10-8-1 record with a .906 save percentage. The Russian netminder showed Thursday what he's capable of doing for your fantasy team, but these type of performances have been too infrequent. He can be great some nights, but be fully prepared to be disappointed on others.
7:43 am (EST)
Tomas Plekanec Headshot

Plekanec scored the game-winner in overtime in Thursday's 2-1 win over the Devils. He finished with four shots, two hits and a blocked shot in 16:51 of ice time.

Plekanec had gone 17 straight games without tickling the twine before he buried Thursday's winner. The Czech center went five-hole on New Jersey's Corey Schneider, finishing off a sublime feed from Charles Hudon, who won a puck battle with three Devils along the boards. The 34-year-old Plekanec has fit nicely on a line with Hudon and Montreal's leading goal-scorer Brendan Gallagher, but has just four goals in 32 games.
7:34 am (EST)
Jack Doyle Headshot

Doyle brought in seven of eight targets for 47 yards in Thursday's 25-13 loss to the Broncos.

Doyle led the Colts in receptions, yardage and targets on the night, as he continues to serve as a security blanket for second-year quarterback Jacoby Brissett. The fifth-year tight end now has a pair of seven-catch outings in the last four games, and although he's seen the occasional downturn, he continues to build on a breakout year that includes career highs in receptions (71) and receiving yards (611). He'll look to continue building on those numbers versus the Ravens in Week 16.
7:34 am (EST)
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