Fantasy Football News & Views
Cowboys | Dez Bryant continues to progress (Mon Oct 24, 12:58 PM) [jump to this story]
Cowboys | Tony Romo awaiting clearance (Mon Oct 24, 11:34 AM) [jump to this story]
Rams | Case Keenum remaining the starter (Mon Oct 24, 10:12 AM) [jump to this story]
Bears | Brian Hoyer back in six weeks (Mon Oct 24, 09:15 AM) [jump to this story]
Titans | Marcus Mariota throws two TD passes Sun Oct 23, 06:04 PM
Tennessee Titans QB Marcus Mariota threw 22-for-37 for 232 yards and two touchdowns Sunday, Oct. 23, in a 34-26 loss to the Indianapolis Colts.
|Footballguys view: Mariota had a late fumble and admitted to missed opportunities in the passing game. He has been a good streamer the last three weeks and should be worthy of a spot in our lineups against the Jaguars on Thursday.|
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Jets | Ryan Fitzpatrick solid in relief Sun Oct 23, 06:02 PM
New York Jets QB Ryan Fitzpatrick went 9-for-14 for 120 yards and one touchdown against the Baltimore Ravens in Week 7. Fitzpatrick entered the game when QB Geno Smith (knee) left with an injury.
|Footballguys view: Fitzpatrick still has minimal fantasy value, but if he is the starter against Cleveland next week, he could be worth a streamer play.|
Ryan Fitzpatrick player page
Colts | Frank Gore leads IND running attack Sun Oct 23, 05:56 PM
Indianapolis Colts RB Frank Gore had 61 yards rushing Sunday, Oct. 23, in a 34-26 win over the Tennessee Titans. Gore also had 22 yards receiving and a touchdown.
|Footballguys view: Gore has been a mainstay fantasy RB2 having few down weeks with Andrew Luck staying healthy and effective this year. He has the Chiefs next week.|
Frank Gore player page
Ravens | Dennis Pitta catches four passes Sun Oct 23, 05:55 PM
Baltimore Ravens TE Dennis Pitta caught four passes for 40 yards against the New York Jets in Week 7.Link to story
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Ravens | Mike Wallace finishes for 120 yards Sun Oct 23, 05:51 PM
Baltimore Ravens WR Mike Wallace caught 10 passes for 120 yards against the New York Jets in Week 7.
|Footballguys view: Wallace was a target hog with Steve Smith out. If Smith can't return after the bye, Wallace will be worth a WR3/Flex start against his old Steelers mates in Week 9.|
Mike Wallace player page
Colts | Adam Vinatieri breaks record Sun Oct 23, 05:49 PM
Indianapolis Colts K Adam Vinatieri kicked two field goals Sunday, Oct. 23, in a 34-26 win over the Tennessee Titans. Vinatieri now has 43 straight field goals, one more than the previous mark of 42 set by former Colts K Mike Vanderjagt.Link to story
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Ravens | Terrance West held in check Sun Oct 23, 05:47 PM
Baltimore Ravens RB Terrance West rushed for 10 yards on eight carries against the New York Jets in Week 7.
|Footballguys view: West was ineffective against the tough Jets run defense, but the Ravens also abandoned the run. The Ravens will try to establish the running game against Pittsburgh after their bye.|
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Colts | T.Y. Hilton hits paydirt Sun Oct 23, 05:42 PM
Indianapolis Colts WR T.Y. Hilton caught seven passes for 133 yards, including a 37-yard touchdown, in a 34-26 win over the Tennessee Titans.
|Footballguys view: Hilton is an elite fantasy wide receiver at least until Donte Moncrief returns and maybe after. He'll get Marcus Peters and Kansas City next week.|
T.Y. Hilton player page
Ravens | Joe Flacco throws two INTs Sun Oct 23, 05:36 PM
Baltimore Ravens QB Joe Flacco went 25-for-44 for 248 yards and two interceptions against the New York Jets in Week 7.Link to story
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Colts | Andrew Luck strong against Titans Sun Oct 23, 05:34 PM
Indianapolis Colts QB Andrew Luck threw for 353 yards and three touchdowns, including a go-ahead strike to WR Jack Doyle with less than two minutes to go, in a 34-26 win over the Tennessee Titans.
|Footballguys view: Luck put the team on his back and was able to move the offense despite being without his 2nd, 3rd, and 4th best targets in the passing game. He's approaching elite QB1 status after a slow start. Next week brings the Chiefs and maybe Justin Houston to Indianapolis.|
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Bengals | Tyler Eifert held to one catch Sun Oct 23, 05:32 PM
Cincinnati Bengals TE Tyler Eifert caught one pass for nine yards against the Cleveland Browns in Week 7.
|Footballguys view: Eifert was quiet but he can only go up from here. The running game was strong and allowed the Bengals to have more rush attempts than pass attempts in this one, with two long scores (including a hail mary) accounting for Andy Dalton's touchdown passes. Eifert will be worth a look as your TE1 against Washington next week.|
Tyler Eifert player page
Bengals | Brandon LaFell catches TD pass Sun Oct 23, 05:27 PM
Cincinnati Bengals WR Brandon LaFell caught four passes for 82 yards and one touchdown against the Cleveland Browns in Week 7.Link to story
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Bengals | A.J. Green has outstanding game Sun Oct 23, 05:20 PM
Cincinnati Bengals WR A.J. Green caught eight passes for 169 yards and one touchdown against the Cleveland Browns in Week 7.
|Footballguys view: Green had a very good day that was boosted to elite when he caught a hail mary for a score at the end of the first half. If Josh Norman can't go next week because of his concussion, Green might be the #1 ranked receiver of the week.|
A.J. Green player page
Eagles | Ryan Mathews leads weak rushing attack Sun Oct 23, 05:15 PM
Philadelphia Eagles RB Ryan Mathews gained 56 yards on the ground Sunday, Oct. 23, in a 21-10 win over the Minnesota Vikings.
|Footballguys view: The Eagles controlled this game, but the tough defensive opponent made it hard to put long drives together and feed Mathews. He's only a low ceiling flex against Dallas next week.|
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Vikings | Cordarrelle Patterson successful Sunday Sun Oct 23, 05:11 PM
Minnesota Vikings WR Cordarrelle Patterson caught seven passes for 67 yards and one touchdown Sunday, Oct. 23, in a 21-10 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles.
|Footballguys view: Patterson's touchdown came in garbage time as the Vikings offense repeatedly shot itself in the foot today. He's still only a what the heck flex, but Patterson's dynasty value is on the rise as he has earned the trust of Norv Turner to play a role in the offense.|
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Bengals | Giovani Bernard finds end zone Sun Oct 23, 05:11 PM
Cincinnati Bengals RB Giovani Bernard rushed for 80 yards and one touchdown on 17 carries against the Cleveland Browns in Week 7.
|Footballguys view: Bernard was strong running the ball on a balanced offensive day for Cincinnati. He should be a solid flex play against Washington next week after getting more touches than a red hot Jeremy Hill.|
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Bengals | Jeremy Hill rushes for 168 yards Sun Oct 23, 05:04 PM
Cincinnati Bengals RB Jeremy Hill rushed for 168 yards and one touchdown on nine carries against the Cleveland Browns in Week 7. He also caught two passes for 24 yards during the game.
|Footballguys view: Hill ripped off a long run to get things going for the Bengals early, and his 74-yard touchdown run allowed Cincinnati to pull away from the Browns in the second half. He still has a wide range of weekly outcomes, but at least Hill showed his weekly ceiling - even on limited touches - in this one. Matt Forte will get the Browns run defense next week.|
Jeremy Hill player page
Bengals | Andy Dalton surpasses 300-yard mark Sun Oct 23, 04:59 PM
Cincinnati Bengals QB Andy Dalton went 19-for-28 for 308 yards and two touchdowns against the Cleveland Browns in Week 7.
|Footballguys view: Dalton's totals were inflated by a first-half hail mary. He'll be a high floor streamer against Washington next week.|
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Browns | Terrelle Pryor quiet in Week 7 Sun Oct 23, 04:54 PM
Cleveland Browns WR Terrelle Pryor caught two passes for 18 yards against the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 7.
|Footballguys view: Pryor was not playing every snap and then what remaining value he had this week vanished when rookie Kevin Hogan got in at quarterback. He seemed to emerge unscathed from the game, and could even benefit in Week 8 if Josh McCown gets the start over a concussed Cody Kessler.|
Terrelle Pryor player page
Vikings | Matt Asiata struggles Sun Oct 23, 04:54 PM
Minnesota Vikings RB Matt Asiata had 55 yards rushing in a 21-10 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday, Oct. 23.
|Footballguys view: Asiata seemed to pull even, if not ahead of Jerick McKinnon in this performance. He also caught six passes for 25 yards. McKinnon also got a little banged up to help Asiata's cause. He was also stuffed on a fourth and goal or an even better fantasy day was there despite the lackluster offensive day. Next week against Chicago should be a better week for the Vikings offensively.|
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Browns | Gary Barnidge has solid outing Sun Oct 23, 04:48 PM
Cleveland Browns TE Gary Barnidge caught six passes for 66 yards against the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 7.
|Footballguys view: Barnidge stayed afloat on a day where the rest of the Browns pass offense was sunk by the injury to Cody Kessler. His fantasy value was been durable as a low TE1 through six different quarterbacks this year.|
Gary Barnidge player page
Eagles | Carson Wentz struggles early Sun Oct 23, 04:45 PM
Philadelphia Eagles QB Carson Wentz threw two interceptions early Sunday, Oct. 23, against the Minnesota Vikings, but Wentz recovered and threw 16-for-28 for 138 yards and one touchdown in a 21-10 win.
|Footballguys view: For the second straight week, Wentz looked like a rookie, but at least this time he has the Minnesota defense as an excuse. Dallas might not be a bad streaming defense against him next week in Arlington.|
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Browns | Isaiah Crowell scores TD Sun Oct 23, 04:44 PM
Cleveland Browns RB Isaiah Crowell rushed for 63 yards and one touchdown on 12 carries against the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 7. He also caught three passes for 16 yards during the game.
|Footballguys view: Crowell looked great for the first time in three weeks, but the team still couldn't muster a good enough game script to give him a lot of volume. Crowell shouldn't be started next week against the Jets.|
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Vikings | Sam Bradford struggles against PHI Sun Oct 23, 04:35 PM
Minnesota Vikings QB Sam Bradford struggled against his former team, the Philadelphia Eagles, on Sunday, Oct. 23. Bradford was 24-for-41 for 224 yards and one touchdown but was sacked six times and committed three turnovers in a 21-10 win over the Minnesota Vikings.
|Footballguys view: The turnover-marred game was positively un-Bradford like as the Eagles defense showed they can still be the near-elite unit we saw the first three weeks. Next week they go to Dallas to try to shut down Ezekiel Elliott, while Bradford has a bounceback game against Chicago.|
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Browns | Kevin Hogan has passing problems in Week 7 Sun Oct 23, 04:13 PM
Cleveland Browns QB Kevin Hogan went 12-for-24 for 100 yards and two interceptions against the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 7. He also rushed for 104 yards and one touchdown on seven carries during the game.
|Footballguys view: Hogan could start next week against the Jets if Josh McCown isn't ready. His running ability would give him streaming consideration, although he won't sneak up on anyone as a runner now.|
Browns | Cody Kessler has concussion Sun Oct 23, 04:06 PM
Updating a previous report, Cleveland Browns QB Cody Kessler (concussion) has been diagnosed with a concussion after he left the team's Week 7 game early because of a head injury.Link to story
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Bengals | Andrew Whitworth injured in Week 7 Sun Oct 23, 04:04 PM
Cincinnati Bengals OT Andrew Whitworth (head) suffered a head injury in Week 7 and was not able to return.Link to story
Bengals | Jeremy Hill suffered injury Sun Oct 23, 03:57 PM
Cincinnati Bengals RB Jeremy Hill (chest) suffered a chest injury in Week 7 but was considered probable to return.
|Footballguys view: Hill had a dominant game on just a handful of carries. As long as he can go, he'll be a great play again next vs. Washington.|
Jeremy Hill player page
Ravens | Lardarius Webb injures hamstring Sun Oct 23, 03:52 PM
Baltimore Ravens FS Lardarius Webb (hamstring) suffered a hamstring injury during the team's Week 7 game and was not able to return.Link to story
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Jaguars | Roy Miller suffers injury Sun Oct 23, 03:50 PM
Jacksonville Jaguars DT Roy Miller (Achilles') suffered an Achilles' tendon injury in Week 7 and has been ruled out for the game.Link to story
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Redskins | Bashaud Breeland injured Sun Oct 23, 03:47 PM
Washington Redskins CB Bashaud Breeland (ankle) is questionable to return with an ankle injury suffered Sunday, Oct. 23,Link to story
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Bills | Aaron Williams ruled out Sun Oct 23, 03:42 PM
Buffalo Bills FS Aaron Williams (head, neck) suffered head and neck injuries during the team's Week 7 game and will not be able to return.Link to story
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Bills | LeSean McCoy leaves game Sun Oct 23, 03:37 PM
Buffalo Bills RB LeSean McCoy (hamstring) left the team's Week 7 game early because of his hamstring injury and is considered doubtful to return.
|Footballguys view: McCoy shouldn't have played today. He was ineffective and now the Bills could lose him for a lot longer. Mike Gillislee will get most of the work for any game that McCoy misses, but the running game as a whole will take a hit, beginning against the Patriots next week.|
LeSean McCoy player page
Redskins | Josh Norman in concussion protocol Sun Oct 23, 03:36 PM
Washington Redskins CB Josh Norman (concussion) suffered a concussion while trying to stop a catch by Detroit Lions WR Marvin Jones. Norman is out of the game and will not return.
|Footballguys view: Washington's pass defense takes a huge hit with the loss of their shutdown corner.|
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Steelers | Week week Inactives Sun Oct 23, 03:23 PM
The Pittsburgh Steelers have declared QB Ben Roethlisberger, DL Cameron Heyward, C Cody Wallace, RB DeAngelo Williams, OT Marcus Gilbert, WR Markus Wheaton, SS Shamarko Thomas inactive for Week week.Ben Roethlisberger player page
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Patriots | Julian Edelman active for Week 7 Sun Oct 23, 03:22 PM
New England Patriots WR Julian Edelman (foot) is officially active for the team's Week 7 game.Link to story
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Patriots | Martellus Bennett active Sun Oct 23, 03:19 PM
New England Patriots TE Martellus Bennett (ankle) is officially active for the team's Week 7 game.Link to story
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Patriots | NE's Week 7 inactives Sun Oct 23, 03:17 PM
The New England Patriots have declared TE A.J. Derby, CB Cyrus Jones, WR D.J. Foster, SS Jordan Richards, OT LaAdrian Waddle, DL Vincent Valentine and DL Woodrow Hamilton inactive for Week 7 against the Pittsburgh Steelers.Link to story
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Chargers | Travis Benjamin ready to play Sun Oct 23, 03:10 PM
San Diego Chargers WR Travis Benjamin (knee) is officially active for the team's Week 7 game.Link to story
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49ers | Torrey Smith will be in uniform Sun Oct 23, 03:09 PM
San Francisco 49ers WR Torrey Smith (back) is officially active for the team's Week 7 game.Link to story
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Falcons | Atlanta's Week 7 inactives Sun Oct 23, 02:57 PM
The Atlanta Falcons have declared LB A.J. Hawk, CB C.J. Goodwin, TE Joshua Perkins, OG Mike Person, S Sharrod Neasman, WR Taylor Gabriel, OG Wes Schweitzer inactive for Week 7.A.J. Hawk player page
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Chargers | Week 7 Chargers inactives Sun Oct 23, 02:55 PM
The San Diego Chargers have declared TE Asante Cleveland, CB Brandon Flowers, DL Darius Philon, SS Jahleel Addae, LB Jeremiah Attaochu, C Max Tuerk, OT Tyreek Burwell inactive for Week 7.Brandon Flowers player page
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49ers | Week 7 inactives for 49ers Sun Oct 23, 02:51 PM
The San Francisco 49ers have declared RB Carlos Hyde, QB Christian Ponder, DL Glenn Dorsey, TE Je'Ron Hamm, OT John Theus, WR Keshawn Martin, CB Marcus Cromartie inactive for Week 7.
|Footballguys view: Mike Davis will lead a committee at running back in place of Hyde this week.|
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Buccaneers | Week 7 Inactives Sun Oct 23, 02:49 PM
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have declared OT Caleb Benenoch, DL Clinton McDonald, RB Doug Martin, CB Johnthan Banks, OL Leonard Wester, DL Robert Ayers, QB Ryan W. Griffin inactive for Week 7.
|Footballguys view: Gerald McCoy is back, but Ayers and McDonald are still have of the starting defensive line out for the matchup against the 49ers.|
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Titans | Quinton Spain out of the game Sun Oct 23, 02:34 PM
Tennessee Titans OG Quinton Spain (knee) suffered a knee injury in Week 7 and is considered questionable to return.Link to story
Eagles | Ron Brooks carted off Sun Oct 23, 02:30 PM
Philadelphia Eagles CB Ron Brooks (knee) was carted off the field after he suffered a knee injury in Week 7 and has been ruled out for the game. His leg was placed in an air cast before he was carted off.Link to story
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Vikings | Andrew Sendejo injured Sun Oct 23, 02:29 PM
Minnesota Vikings SS Andrew Sendejo (ankle) suffered an ankle injury in Week 7 and is considered questionable to return.Link to story
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Jets | Bruce Carter leaves early Sun Oct 23, 02:23 PM
New York Jets LB Bruce Carter (quadriceps) suffered a quadriceps injury in Week 7 and is considered doubtful to return.Link to story
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Jets | Geno Smith injures knee Sun Oct 23, 02:19 PM
New York Jets QB Geno Smith (knee) suffered a knee injury in Week 7 and is considered questionable to return.
|Footballguys view: Ryan Fitzpatrick is back, but it's fair to wonder if we will see Bryce Petty or Christian Hackenberg by the end of the year with the way the Jets quarterback situation is going.|
Geno Smith player page
Browns | Cody Kessler may have concussion Sun Oct 23, 02:14 PM
Cleveland Browns QB Cody Kessler (head) left the team's Week 7 game early and is being evaluated for a concussion. Kessler has been replaced by QB Kevin Hogan.
|Footballguys view: The Browns have now used six different quarterbacks this year. Josh McCown could start next week against the Jets if Kessler is concussed and not cleared.|
Cody Kessler player page