NFL Nation reporters give one prediction for each team down the stretch.AFC East | AFC North| AFC South | AFC West NFC East | NFC North | NFC South | NFC WestAFC EASTBuffalo BillsTyrod Taylor will fail to record the first 300-yard passing game of his career.That mark has proved elusive for Taylor over his first 26 starts in Buffalo and the lack of a marquee passing performance will continue to be a point of contention with the Bills keeping Taylor for 2017 and beyond. Taylor came up small in big moments during Sundays 38-24 collapse in Oakland, completing only 51.4 percent of his passes for 191 yards. -- Mike RodakMiami DolphinsDolphins DT Ndamukong Suh will return to the Pro Bowl for the fifth time in his career.Suh, who was not a Pro Bowler last season, is third on the team in tackles (53) and second in sacks (five). It also helps Suhs résumé that Miami (7-5) is winning more games this season. -- James WalkerNew England PatriotsIf in position to clinch it, the Patriots will prioritize home-field advantage in the playoffs at a much higher level than they did last season.It doesnt sound like a hard-hitting prediction until you consider what unfolded last year: Needing only to win at Miami in the season finale to clinch home-field advantage, the Patriots adopted arguably the most curious game plan of Bill Belichicks 17 years as coach, running 21 times in the first half and throwing just five times. By the time the Patriots opened up the attack in the second half, it was too late to come back against a Miami team that had entered the game with little motivation to compete because it was already out of the playoffs. We all know what happened as a result of the Patriots losing home-field advantage; they ultimately had to go to Denver, where they lost in the AFC title game. -- Mike ReissNew York JetsQB Bryce Petty wont make it through the final four games as the Jets starter.Behind a leaky offensive line, the Jets newly anointed quarterback as of Week 14 wont start the final four games, necessitating the return of former starter Ryan Fitzpatrick. He will defeat the Bills in the season finale, one year too late. -- Rich CiminiAFC NORTHBaltimore RavensKicker Justin Tucker will finish out 2016 in record-setting fashion.Tucker, who has made 35 straight field goals dating to late season, will break Adam Vinatieris NFL-record streak of 44 straight field goals. He will also shatter Blair Walshs mark for most field goals beyond 50 yards in a season, needing only three more to set the record. All of that will result in Tuckers second Pro Bowl appearance. -- Jamison HensleyCincinnati BengalsThe Bengals wont win out to make the playoffs.However, Cincinnati will look much improved after snapping their three-game losing streak with a win against the Browns and will finish 2-1 in their final three divisional games against the Browns, Steelers and Ravens. Wide receiver A.J. Green will still make the Pro Bowl despite missing several games with a hamstring injury. -- Katherine TerrellCleveland BrownsRobert Griffin III will not last the final four games of the season.With a patchwork offensive line in front of him, and needing to shake off three months of rust from not playing, its tough to see him lasting the final four games without being hurt. Durability remains a concern for him. -- Pat McManamonPittsburgh SteelersAntonio Brown will become the 33rd player in NFL history to record 15 receiving touchdowns in a season.Brown has 11 scores on the year, but five of those have come in the past four games. Brown and QB Ben Roethlisberger have found a big-play rhythm from inside the 40, and this offense is designed to create favorable matchups for Brown as the Steelers get closer to the red zone. -- Jeremy FowlerAFC SOUTHHouston TexansQB Brock Osweiler will not be benched the rest of this season.Osweiler ranks 29th in yards per game (209), 32nd in yards per attempt (5.77) and tied for 20th in touchdowns (14) this season, but despite his struggles, coach Bill OBrien has shown he is committed to starting him. A fifth-year QB, Osweiler has had some really bad performances, including games against Minnesota, Denver, Jacksonville and San Diego, so if the Texans were going to bench him, they would have already done it. His four-year, $72 million contract probably plays a part in the teams reluctance to sit him for backup Tom Savage. -- Sarah BarshopIndianapolis ColtsFrank Gore will become the Colts first running back to rush for at least 1,000 yards in a season since Joseph Addai did it in 2007.Gore, who recently moved ahead of Tony Dorsett for eighth place on the NFLs all-time rushing list, needs to rush for 251 yards in the Colts final four games to record the ninth 1,000-yard rushing season in his career. -- Mike WellsJacksonville JaguarsTE Julius Thomas wont make another catch this season.He has missed the past two games with a back injury, and the Jaguars have used second-year players Neal Sterling and Ben Koyack as suitable replacements. They have combined to catch 10 passes for 86 yards in his absence. Since he caught four passes for 71 yards in Week 2, Thomas hasnt topped 28 yards receiving in any game. It wouldnt be a surprise if the Jaguars put Thomas on injured reserve soon. -- Mike DiRoccoTennessee TitansRishard Matthews will finish the season with double-digit touchdown receptions.Matthews could become just the second receiver in the Titans era to score at least 10 times; Drew Bennett caught 11 in 2004. Matthews has seven TDs with four games left and will find a path to three more, keyed by an especially big game against Jacksonville in Week 16. ? -- Paul KuharskyAFC WESTDenver BroncosVon Miller will make a run at the 20-sack barrier.Despite an almost constant diet of double- and triple-teams every time he rushes the passer this season, Miller will threaten his single-season best in sacks and will work at notching 20. He finished with 18.5 sacks in 2012 and currently leads the league with 13.5 sacks after 12 games. Miller should be in the Defensive Player of the Year conversation for what he has done already this season. You would be hard-pressed to find a player anywhere in the league who is doing more despite all of the attention he gets on every play for an elite defense. The Broncos will need him to be at his best if they are going to navigate the toughest finishing stretch in the league -- their four remaining opponents currently have a winning percentage of .729. -- Jeff LegwoldKansas City ChiefsDB Eric Berry will be the Chiefs MVP.The Chiefs have had other candidates flash for this award at various points of the season, including Spencer Ware, Marcus Peters and Tyreek Hill. But Berrys contributions are the lasting ones. He single-handedly lifted the Chiefs back into a November game against the Panthers with a fourth-quarter interception and spectacular return for a touchdown. The Chiefs went on to win on the games final play. But Berry was just getting warmed up for the Week 13 game in Atlanta, where his knack for making the big play was never more on display. Berrys leadership skills are another factor. Because of what hes been through in beating cancer and because of his no-nonsense approach, his teammates always listen when he has something to say. -- Adam TeicherOakland RaidersKhalil Mack will win the NFLs defensive player of the year award.Mack will continue his closing methods down the stretch. Or did you miss him ending consecutive games with strip-sacks, against Cam Newton and Tyrod Taylor the past two weeks, while recovering the fumbles himself? He also had a pick-six against Newton. Mack, who has 10 sacks and a seven-game streak with at least one sack, is just getting warmed up as the Raiders hit the final quarter of the season. Stay tuned, and, as the man said, get your popcorn ready. -- Paul GutierrezSan Diego ChargersCB Casey Hayward will make the Pro Bowl for the first time in his first season with the Chargers.Hayward has gone mostly unnoticed nationally, but he leads the NFL in interceptions (7) and pass breakups (24). And Hayward travels with the opposing teams best receiver. Last week against Tampa Bay, Hayward held Mike Evans to three receptions for 38 yards. With starting cornerbacks Jason Verrett and Brandon Flowers out because of injury, Hayward developed into San Diegos top cover corner this season. San Diego leads the NFL with 15 interceptions. -- Eric D. WilliamsNFC EASTDallas CowboysEzekiel Elliott and Dak Prescott will make history and become the first pair to share the offensive rookie of the year award.How do you pick one over the other? Elliott leads the NFL in rushing and Prescott is the quarterback of the team with the best record in football. But they will split the tallies among the voters because it will be too difficult to pick one as the reason for the Cowboys success. Elliott has become the Cowboys heartbeat. Prescott has been productive and efficient a season after the Cowboys went 1-11 without Tony Romo. -- Todd ArcherNew York GiantsSafety Landon Collins will be named All-Pro in his second professional season.Earning All-Pro honors would be quite a leap and accomplishment after Collins rookie struggles, but he is leading the Giants in tackles (94) and interceptions (5) and is around the ball consistently. Collins will also be named to his first Pro Bowl team. -- Jordan RaananPhiladelphia EaglesQB Carson Wentz will set a new franchise mark for most passing attempts in a season.That record is currently held by Donovan McNabb, who threw it 571 times in 2008. Wentz is on pace for more than 600 attempts. Its alarming that the coaching staff has him dropping back 38 times per game. If he keeps that pace up and remains healthy, hell be the Eagles new leader in that category. -- Tim McManusWashington RedskinsThe Redskins will win three of their final four games.The schedule is set up well for them, with Philadelphia, Carolina, Chicago and the New York Giants as their four remaining opponents. None of those teams has an offense operating at a high level, which is good for a team with a bad defense. The Redskins have shown they can move the ball on any team, and with just a little more red zone success, thatll be enough to finish the season strong. -- John KeimNFC NORTHChicago BearsFor the second straight season, the Bears will not have a receiver catch 60 passes.In 2015, Alshon Jeffery led the club with 54 receptions, but he played in only nine games. A similar theme emerged this season. Through 12 games, tight end Zach Miller (injured reserve) tops the team with 47 catches, but hes out for the year. Jeffery has 40 receptions but still has one game remaining in his four-game suspension for PEDs. While not impossible, it seems unlikely that Jeffery will catch 20 passes over the final three weeks. Cameron Meredith is third on the Bears with 38 receptions. The Bears had a player catch 100-plus passes each year from 2012-14 (Brandon Marshall, Marshall and Matt Forte), but those days are long gone. -- Jeff DickersonDetroit LionsQB Matthew Stafford will garner votes in the MVP race but will initially be snubbed from the NFC Pro Bowl team.This years Pro Bowl features a tough race among Dak Prescott, Matt Ryan, Drew Brees, Russell Wilson and Stafford. Stafford might end up going if the Lions are eliminated from the playoffs and other players back out, but the logjam of NFC quarterbacks will keep him from getting in on his own even though hes quite deserving. But, Stafford will finish in the top five in MVP voting, possibly as high as second, depending on how Detroit finishes up. -- Michael RothsteinGreen Bay PackersAaron Rodgers will become the first quarterback to lead the Packers in rushing for a season since 1956, when QB Tobin Rote rushed for a team-best 398 yards.With four games to go, Eddie Lacy is the teams leading rusher with 360 yards, but Lacy hasnt played since Week 6. Rodgers needs only 60 yards rushing to pass Lacy for the team lead. The next closest players to Lacy are Ty Montgomery (187 yards rushing) and James Starks (142). -- Rob DemovskyMinnesota VikingsStefon Diggs will become the first Vikings receiver since Randy Moss to surpass 100 catches in a season.Diggs has 75 catches through 12 games. No Vikings receiver has reached 100 in a season since Moss caught 111 balls in 2003, but Diggs is the focal point of the Vikings offense when hes healthy. If hes on the field for the final four games of the season, after missing two games with groin and knee injuries, hell go north of 100 catches. -- Ben GoesslingNFC SOUTHAtlanta FalconsVic Beasley Jr. will lead the NFL in sacks at seasons end.Through 13 weeks, the Falcons outside linebacker is second in the league with 10.5 sacks, right behind Von Miller (12.5). J.J. Watt won the crown last season with 17.5 sacks. With four games left, Beasley is capable of putting together a couple of multi-sack outings. Two of Atlantas remaining opponents, the Rams and 49ers, rank in the bottom six in the league in sacks allowed per pass attempt. -- Vaughn McClureCarolina PanthersThe Panthers will move on from their entire running backs corp after the season.In March, starter Jonathan Stewart?will turn 30, an age when production for running backs typically declines. Fozzy Whittaker has been a non-factor this season. So has fullback/running back Mike Tolbert. Second-year back Cameron Artis-Payne has been active only for the three games Stewart missed. Artis-Payne might be the only one of those who is brought back, because hes young and inexpensive. Its time to move on from the rest. -- David NewtonNew Orleans SaintsDrew Brees will set the NFL record for single-season completion percentage for the third time in his career.Brees is already No. 1 and No. 2 on the all-time list (71.2 in 2011 and 70.6 in 2009). But hes on pace to raise the bar even further at 71.4 percent. Brees will also surpass the 5,000-yard passing mark for the fifth time in his career. No other NFL QB has ever done that more than once. -- Mike TriplettTampa Bay BuccaneersThe Bucs will win two of their remaining four games to finish 9-7.The Bucs have the leagues fifth-hardest remaining schedule, according to ESPNs NFL Football Power Index, and that includes a trip to Dallas in two weeks, plus two games against the Saints and then Carolina in Week 17. Meanwhile, the Falcons have the Rams, 49ers, Panthers and Saints up next. So the Bucs might not win the division, but they might just squeak into the playoffs with a wild-card spot, depending on how things shake up in the NFC North and NFC East. If the season ended today, theyd be in. -- Jenna LaineNFC WESTArizona CardinalsDavid Johnson will get the 296 receiving yards he needs to finish the season as the third player in NFL history with 1,000 rush and 1,000 receiving yards in a season.Johnsons strong finish to the 2016 regular season will lead to his first Pro Bowl appearance and a spot in the All-Pro team as one of the best running backs in the NFL. Johnson currently leads the NFL in yards from scrimmage and is third in rushing (1,005 through 12 games). He also leads running backs in receiving yards (704). -- Josh WeinfussLos Angeles RamsTodd Gurley will reach 1,000 rushing yards.Yes, this qualifies as a bold prediction. Very bold, actually. Gurley, 22, has had a miserable sophomore season on the ground, largely because defenses are stacking the box and his offensive line is not doing nearly enough to counter. Gurley is sitting on 679 rushing yards heading into the final quarter and needs to average 80.25 just to reach the 1,000-yard mark. He has topped 80 rushing yards only once all season. But lately, his limited production has been a product of the Rams falling behind and having to throw the ball a lot. The biggest thing they want to salvage this season is finding a way to get Gurley going on the ground. Theyll make some strides in this area moving forward. Gurley is too good to be held down all season. -- Alden GonzalezSan Francisco 49ersThe 49ers will win another game ... and still pick second in the 2017 NFL draft.The Niners have set a franchise record with 11 consecutive losses, and at this point they would be better served to lose out and hope Cleveland wins to land the top draft pick. But a look at the schedule shows some opportunities for wins: this week at home against the Jets on a short week; a Christmas eve rematch against the only team theyve beaten this season, the Rams; and a Week 17 game against a Seattle team that figures to have its playoff spot wrapped up. San Francisco should find a win in there somewhere, but that shouldnt be enough to lose its grip on the second pick. -- Nick WagonerSeattle SeahawksThe defense will lead the NFL in fewest points allowed for the fifth straight season.Currently, the Seahawks are allowing 16.17 points per game, which is tops in the NFL. Holding on to that spot could be difficult, given that safety Earl Thomas (fractured tibia) is out for the season, but the schedule looks favorable, with matchups against the Rams and 49ers still looming. -- Sheil Kapadia Babe Ruth Jersey
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Any rankings cited in this column come from our ESPN Fantasy staff ranks.Refresh often for the latest information.Ruled out before SundayWR Corey Coleman?(hand), QB Josh McCown (shoulder), WR Josh Doctson?(Achilles, injured reserve),?RB Thomas Rawls?(leg), WR Donte Moncrief?(shoulder), WR Phillip Dorsett (hamstring), TE Jordan Reed?(concussion), K Josh Brown (exempt list), S Reshad Jones (shoulder, injured reserve), WR Vincent Jackson (knee, injured reserve),?WR Markus Wheaton (shoulder), QB Ben Roethlisberger (knee), RB DeAngelo Williams (knee), TE Jordan Cameron (concussion), RB Carlos Hyde (shoulder)London game, 9:30 a.m. ETRB Rashad Jennings (thumb, questionable) -- active DE Robert Quinn (shoulder, questionable) -- activeEarly games, 1 p.m. ET (eight scheduled)WR Terrelle Pryor (hamstring, questionable) -- active TE Tyler Eifert (back/ankle, questionable) -- active RB Jamaal Charles (knee, questionable) -- active QB Andrew Luck (ankle/shoulder, questionable) -- active WR T.Y. Hilton (hip, questionable) -- active WR Stefon Diggs (groin, questionable) -- active WR DeSean Jackson (shoulder, questionable) -- active RB Theo Riddick (ankle, questionable) -- inactive TE Eric Ebron (ankle/knee, questionable) -- inactive DE Ezekiel Ansah (ankle, questionable) -- active RB Dwayne Washington (ankle, questionable) -- inactive TE Julius Thomas (ankle, questionable) -- active WR Allen Hurns (shoulder, questionable) -- active RB Latavius Murray (toe, questionable) -- active TE Charles Clay (ankle, questionable) -- active RB LeSean McCoy (hamstring, questionable) -- active WR Robert Woods (foot, doubtful) -- inactive WR Steve Smith Sr. (ankle, questionable) -- inactive QB Joe Flacco (shoulder, questionable) -- activeLate games, 4:05 and 4:25 p.m. ET (three scheduled)WR Torrey Smith (back, questionable) -- active RB Doug Martin (hamstring, doubtful) -- inactive WR Travis Benjamin (knee, questionable) -- active WR Mohamed Sanu (groin, questionable) -- active WR Julian Edelman (foot, questionable) -- active TE Martellus Bennett (ankle, questionable) -- active LB Jamie Collins (hip, questionable) -- activeSunday night game, 8:30 ETQB Carson Palmer (hamstring, questionable) -- active WR John Brown (hamstring, questionable) -- inactive TE Jimmy Graham (knee/hip, questionable) -- activeUpdates/analysis (most recent first)Jamie Collins (2:45 p.m.): The New England linebacker missed last weeks game because of a bad hip but traveled with the team to Pittsburgh, which led to optimism that he would be able to play this afternoon. Good news: The Patriots?inactives list is out, and Collins is not on it.Doug Martin (2:35 p.m.): As expected, the Tampa Bay running back is out because of a hamstring injury. Jacquizz Rodgers will be the man the team relies upon in the backfield.Travis Benjamin (2:20 p.m.): The Chargers wide receiver practiced twice to end the week and was expected to play in todays game. San Diego beat writer Michael Gehlken reported?that Benjamin was catching passes on the field in pregame warm-ups with no visible sign of limitation and declared him good to go.Joe Flacco (12:05 p.m.): The Baltimore quarterback, who missed a few practicess this week in the aftermath of a shoulder injury, is active for this afternoons game.dddddddddddd Reports from the stadium said he did not participate in pregame warm-ups, but thats likely a precautionary measure.Dwayne Allen (12:00 p.m.): The Indianapolis tight end is out with an ankle injury, which gives?Erik Swoope a chance to make his first career start.Detroit Lions (11:50 a.m.): With both Theo Riddick and Dwayne Washington?sitting out?this weeks game, the running back position becomes a two-man committee of Justin Forsett and Zach Zenner.Terrelle Pryor (11:45 a.m.): The wide receiver is active for Week 7 and was working out on the field prior to the game. However, CB Joe Haden is not playing today.Jamaal Charles (11:40 a.m.): Charles is?active for todays game, but its hard to know exactly how much hell actually play, given Kansas Citys cautious usage of the back. Hes a risky play for fantasy.Robert Quinn (8:10 a.m.): The Rams have activated the defensive end for this mornings London game. That could be bad news for Eli Manning. Without Quinn, Matthew Stafford seemingly had no problem against Los Angeles defense in Week 6. Quinns presence provides an instant upgrade for the unit.Odell Beckham Jr. (8:05 a.m.): The wide receiver was expected to be active today for the Giants, and that is indeed the case. However, ESPNs Adam Schefter reported?that Beckham (hip) didnt look comfortable in pregame warm-ups. Proceed with caution.LeSean McCoy (8 a.m.): Were likely looking at a?limit of 25 to 35 snaps for the Buffalo back today, assuming the Bills allow him to play with his hamstring injury. Yes, theres risk for fantasy owners thinking about going with Mike Gillislee, but he probably will get enough work to be a solid flex even with an active McCoy.Tyler Eifert (7:55 a.m.): NFL Networks Ian Rapoport reported?that the Bengals plan to have their tight end make his 2016 debut today. Thats great news for Cincinnati, but in terms of fantasy football, the limited snap count that will surely accompany this return to action probably keeps Eifert on your bench for another week.Robert Woods (7:45 a.m.): Buffalos wide receiver, who was wearing a walking boot Thursday, doesnt have a broken foot. Nevertheless, sources tell ESPNs Adam Schefter that Woods will not play today against Miami. Expect Justin Hunter to start in his stead, alongside Marquise Goodwin. Reggie Bush might also see some increased action lining up as a receiver.Latavius Murray (7:40 a.m.): Despite being limited in practice all week, the Raiders expect?Murray to get past the turf toe problem he has been dealing with and play today against the Jaguars.Carson Palmer (7:35 a.m.): A source tells ESPNs Adam Schefter?that the Arizona quarterback will start tonight against the Seahawks. If so, the question remains as to whether hell have receiver John Brown in the huddle with him. Brown has been dealing with multiple lower-body issues that might be the result of a recently diagnosed sickle-cell trait, which makes his availability hard to predict in advance.Official Sunday inactives should begin coming in approximately 8 a.m. ET for the London game, 11:30 a.m. ET for the early games, 2:30 p.m. ET for the later set and 7 p.m. ET for the Sunday night game. 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