2017 Fantasy Football Stock Watch: Week 15 Cover Image
2017 Fantasy Football Stock Watch: Week 15
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Kenny Vaccaro Headshot

Vaccaro had 10 tackles (eight solo) in Sunday's win against the Jets.

Vaccaro missed both Week 10 and Week 11 with a groin injury and he also left last week's contest early after apparently aggravating that lingering ailment. Against the Jets, however, Vaccaro showed no ill effects of the injury, as he notched double-digit tackles for the first time this season. Vaccaro's 60 total tackles rank third on the Saints, and the team's starting strong safety should be a quality option for IDP owners in a Week 16 tilt against the Falcons.
1:33 pm (EST)
Michael Hutchinson Headshot

Hutchinson was named the AHL Player of the Week on Monday.

Hutchinson earned this distinction after putting together a pair of one-goal performances versus AHL Toronto. After logging 28 games for the Jets last season, the 27-year-old has yet to get a look in the NHL this year after the team signed veteran Steve Mason in the offseason. The Ontario native will be a free agent after the 2017-18 campaign and it's hard to imagine he will want to stick with Winnipeg as the third netminder on the depth chart.
1:30 pm (EST)
Marshon Lattimore Headshot

Lattimore had five tackles (three solo), three pass defenses and an interception in Sunday's win against the Jets.

Lattimore's inteception came on the meaningless last play of the game but fantasy owners will certainly take it. The rookie first-round pick now has four interceptions this season and is up to 44 total tackles in just 11 games. The playmaking cornerback may be worth a look in deeper IDP leagues in a Week 16 rematch against the Falcons, a team against whom he notched three tackles and an interception just a couple weeks ago.
1:26 pm (EST)
Jason Terry Headshot

Terry (calf) put in a full practice Monday, Matt Velazquez of the Journal Sentinel reports.

The veteran has missed six games with a strained calf, and Monday marked his first on-court action in two weeks. While the Bucks could get Terry back as soon as Tuesday against Cleveland, the 40-year-old is an afterthought in nearly all fantasy formats.
1:23 pm (EST)
Tony Snell Headshot

Snell (knee) took part in Monday's practice, Matt Velazquez of the Journal Sentinel reports.

Snell has missed the last five contests with tendinitis in his left knee, but the hope is that he'll be able to return to action Tuesday after a layoff of nearly two weeks. That said, the Bucks will wait to assess the 26-year-old at shootaround Tuesday before making a final call. Prior to the injury, Snell had been seeing roughly 30 minutes on most nights, and he ranks among the NBA leaders in True Shooting Percentage, while hitting nearly 48 percent of his three-point attempts.
1:21 pm (EST)
Adam Larsson Headshot

Larsson (upper body) is scheduled to play Monday against the Sharks according to head coach Todd McLellan.

Barring a major setback, expect Larsson to play against San Jose. The 24-year-old has missed eight games with this injury, but before that he had averaged 22:30 per contest in ice time. His return will really shift the minutes of Edmonton's defense.
1:21 pm (EST)
Vonn Bell Headshot

Bell had three tackles in Sunday's win against the Jets.

For weeks Bell had been playing the majority of the defensive snaps for the Saints. In Week 15, however, Bell's playing time fell off a cliff, as he only saw the field for 18 of the Saints' 74 defensive snaps (24 percent). Bell still leads the team with 70 total tackles but the sudden decrease in playing time is hard to explain and makes him a risky start for IDP owners in Week 16 against the Falcons.
1:20 pm (EST)
Andrew Albers (L) Headshot

Albers was granted his release by the Mariners on Monday and will sign with a Nippon Professional Baseball team, Ben Nicholson-Smith of Sportsnet.ca reports.

Albers spent the first half of the season with Atlanta's Triple-A affiliate before being dished to the Mariners and promoted to the majors in August. The southpaw held his own in Seattle, posting a 3.51 ERA and 37:10 K:BB across 41 innings split between starting and relieving, but he'll head to Japan next season where he'll likely be afforded the opportunity to stick in the rotation.
1:19 pm (EST)
Mason Crosby Headshot

Crosby made a 28-yard field goal and three extra points in Sunday's loss to the Panthers.

The return of starting quarterback Aaron Rodgers boosted the effectiveness of the Packers' offense, but it did not lead to any significant boost in production for Crosby, who finished with single-digit points for the 13th time in 14 games this season. He has scored just 75 points this season, all but ensuring he will finish with fewer than the 108 points he posted in 2015 -- the current low-water mark for his career.
1:18 pm (EST)
Matthew Dellavedova Headshot

Dellavedova (knee) returned to practice Monday, Matt Velazquez of the Journal Sentinel reports.

The Bucks haven't said much about Dellavedova's recovery from tendinitis in his left knee, but the scrappy guard has missed more than a month, with Saturday's loss to Houston marking his 15th straight absence. His return to practice is certainly a step in the right direction, though coach Jason Kidd said the team will wait until Tuesday morning to make a call on his status for the evening's matchup with Cleveland.
1:17 pm (EST)
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