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Week 16 Fantasy Football Injury Updates: Frank Gore, Philip Rivers, Carlos Hyde, Ryan Mathews, Keenan Allen

Frank Gore is Questionable for tonight’s game with a concussion
Week 16 Fantasy Football Injury Updates: Frank Gore, Philip Rivers, Carlos Hyde, Ryan Mathews, Keenan Allen

Week 16 offers a holiday treat with two games on Saturday. The only game that’s really worth paying attention to injury-wise is San Diego vs. San Francisco. Get caught up to speed below.

 

North Carolina Tar Heels vs. Ohio State Buckeyes: Preview and Predictions

Both teams looking to bolster non-conference resume in CBS Sports Classic
North Carolina Tar Heels vs. Ohio State Buckeyes: Preview and Predictions

Opportunities for big-time non-conference wins are dwindling as the calendar closes on Christmas and league play begins. For Ohio State and North Carolina, with non-conference resumes that are uneven at best, the CBS Sports Classic in Chicago is each team’s final opportunity to put a bow on their non-conference schedule before their respective conference play begins.

 

Ohio State comes into this meeting with North Carolina not only looking for a highlight win for themselves, but for the Big Ten as a whole. 

 

San Diego Chargers vs. San Francisco 49ers Preview and Prediction

Philip Rivers and the Chargers need a win against the 49ers to keep their playoff hopes alive
San Diego Chargers vs. San Francisco 49ers Preview and Prediction

A pair of California teams with different playoff aspirations will present NFL fans with some holiday entertainment Saturday evening when the San Diego Chargers and San Francisco 49ers face off on CBS. The Chargers (8-6) desperately need a win to stay in the hunt for a Wild Card spot in the AFC, while the 49ers (7-7) have already been eliminated form postseason contention.

 

Philadelphia Eagles vs. Washington Redskins Preview and Prediction

Chip Kelly’s Eagles are in must-win mode against the lowly Redskins
Philadelphia Eagles vs. Washington Redskins Preview and Prediction

The NFL Network’s early Christmas present on Saturday pits the slumping Philadelphia Eagles against the dysfunctional Washington Redskins. The Eagles (9-5) are in must-win mode following last week’s disappointing 38-27 home loss to the Cowboys. The Redskins (3-11) are merely playing the string out with the beleaguered Robert Griffin III back in at quarterback.

 

Miami Beach Bowl Preview and Prediction: Memphis vs. BYU

The Cougars and Tigers meet in Miami.
Miami Beach Bowl Preview and Prediction: Memphis vs. BYU

The inaugural Miami Beach Bowl also features the first meeting in program history between Memphis and BYU. The Tigers were one of college football’s biggest surprises in 2014, improving from 3-9 in 2013 to 9-3 this season. Coach Justin Fuente has brought significant and immediate improvement to the Tigers, as this team shared the American Athletic Conference title after a 7-1 mark in league play this year.

Camellia Bowl Preview and Prediction: Bowling Green vs. South Alabama

Joey Jones has South Alabama in its first-ever bowl game in just its second season as a full-fledged FBS program
Camellia Bowl Preview and Prediction: Bowling Green vs. South Alabama

The first-ever Raycom Media Camellia Bowl between Bowling Green and South Alabama also represents the first-ever postseason appearance for one of FBS’ newest programs. Played in the Cramton Bowl in Montgomery, Ala., this is the newest iteration of the Camellia Bowl, a postseason game whose ties go back to Louisiana and California.

 

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