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Martin Marincin Headshot

Marincin was recalled from AHL Toronto on Sunday.

With Nikita Zaitsev (lower body) landing on injured reserve Sunday, Marincin will now provide some added depth on Toronto's back end. The Slovakian is in his third season with the Maple Leafs organization, suiting up in 90 NHL games and recording 14 points. While these numbers aren't particularly impressive, Marincin has been lauded for his play in the minors this season, as he's recorded seven points and a plus-13 rating through 18 contests.
12:34 pm (EST)
Chris Ivory Headshot

Ivory is expected to start in place of Leonard Fournette (quad) in Sunday's game against the Texans, John Oehser of the Jaguars' official site reports.

T.J. Yeldon is also in line to factor in Sunday, with Corey Grant on hand as well, but look for Ivory, who logged a total of 37 carries for 117 yards and TD over the two games Fournette missed previously this season, to head the team's running attack in Week 15. Meanwhile, Yeldon could see potentially enough complementary touches out of the backfield to merit attention for those scrambling to fill an RB void.
12:32 pm (EST)
Tom Savage Headshot

Savage (concussion), who is inactive for Sunday's game against the Jaguars, isn't expected to play again this season, Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports reports.

Though Savage has indicated that he's feeling better after suffering the head injury in a scary scene during the Texans' Week 14 loss to the 49ers and has a chance to pass all phases of the protocol before the final two games of the season, Houston seemingly has little to gain by having the quarterback suit up. The Texans drew criticism for the way they responded to Savage suffering the concussion last week, as he was briefly allowed to return to the contest before being pulled after throwing two incomplete passes. Since the NFL and NFLPA is continuing to review the Texans' handling of the matter and Savage is scheduled to become a free agent this offseason, the team will likely just allow the quarterback to recuperate and proceed with T.J. Yates as its new starting signal caller.
12:26 pm (EST)
Nikita Zaitsev Headshot

Zaitsev was placed on injured reserve with a lower-body injury Sunday.

The second-year blueliner apparently suffered the injury while blocking a shot in Friday's contest against the Red Wings, as he was forced to leave briefly before completing the game. Not much else is known about the nature of this injury, but Zaitsev will miss at least a week of action before becoming eligible for activation from injured reserve. In a corresponding move, fellow defenseman Martin Marincin was recalled from the AHL.
12:25 pm (EST)
Cristiano Felicio Headshot

Felicio was recalled from the G-League on Sunday, K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune reports.

Felicio has fallen out of Chicago's regular rotation of late, so he made his G-League debut Saturday, posting 22 points (10-14 FG, 2-3 FT), 13 rebounds, three steals and four blocks across 36 minutes. It allowed Felicio to get some much-needed extended playing time, though he'll now return to the Bulls after a one-game stint. Unless an injury occurs, however, Felicio can be avoided for fantasy purposes.
12:25 pm (EST)
MyCole Pruitt Headshot

Pruitt (calf) is listed as inactive for Sunday's game against the Jaguars.

Pruitt was looking to play his second game of the season, but Stephen Anderson will once again be the sole tight end on Houston's roster. Regardless, Pruitt likely wouldn't have had much of a ceiling against the Jags, who have been the fifth-stingiest against tight ends this season.
12:19 pm (EST)
Paul Perkins Headshot

Perkins (coach's decision) is listed as inactive Sunday against the Eagles.

With just five offensive snaps since Week 4, Perkins is a persona non grata in the Giants offense. Orleans Darkwa, Wayne Gallman and Shane Vereen will continue to man the ground game.
12:18 pm (EST)
Lauri Markkanen Headshot

Markkanen (back) is set to practice Sunday, but will be a game-time decision for Monday's matchup with the 76ers, Vincent Goodwill of NBC Sports Chicago reports.

Markkanen's back is reportedly feeling better, but he'll go through practice Sunday and then be reevaluated to determine how it feels following the increase in activity. Look for Markkanen to test it out once again during Monday's morning shootaround, and potentially pregame warmups, before a final decision is made on his availability. If he can't give it a go, Nikola Mirotic would likely pick up a fourth straight start after averaging 25.0 points and 8.3 rebounds across 32.0 minutes over his last three outings.
12:17 pm (EST)
Cordrea Tankersley Headshot

Tankersley (ankle, shoulder) is officially inactive for Sunday's game against the Bills.

Tankersley was actually downgraded to out on Saturday and did not travel with the team to Buffalo. Bobby McCain will start at cornerback in his place, with Alterraun Verner serving as the team's primary nickel corner.
12:17 pm (EST)
Jadeveon Clowney Headshot

Clowney (knee/illness) is active for Sunday's game against the Jaguars.

Clowney avoided missing his first game of the season despite not practicing at all in the prior week. He won't have to worry about Jags RB Leonard Fournette (ankle) who is inactive, and he'll look to get after QB Blake Bortles. Clowney was unable to bring down Bortles in their Week 1 matchup.
12:17 pm (EST)
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