Fantasy Football News & Views
Seahawks | Russell Wilson diagnosed with MCL sprain (Mon Sep 26, 12:53 PM) [jump to this story]
Dolphins | Arian Foster doubtful for Week 4 (Mon Sep 26, 11:08 AM) [jump to this story]
Steelers | Le'Veon Bell back in action (Mon Sep 26, 10:19 AM) [jump to this story]
Panthers | Cam Newton twists ankle (Mon Sep 26, 08:48 AM) [jump to this story]
Cowboys | Dez Bryant to have MRI (Mon Sep 26, 08:26 AM) [jump to this story]
Giants | Rashad Jennings expected back in Week 4 Sun Sep 25, 08:36 PM
Updating a previous report, New York Giants RB Rashad Jennings (thumb) said Sunday, Sept. 25, that he understood head coach Ben McAdoo's decision to keep him out. He said his thumb feels better and he is hopeful of returning in Week 4.
|Footballguys view: Shane Vereen and Orleans Darkwa split the work in the backfield and both scored against Washington this week. Next week brings the stout Vikings defense, so we will probably stay away from the Giants backfield no matter who starts.|
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Cowboys | Dez Bryant shaken up early Sun Sep 25, 08:35 PM
Dallas Cowboys WR Dez Bryant (ankle) suffered an apparent right ankle injury in the first quarter of the Week 3 game against the Chicago Bears. He was taken back to the locker room for further evaluation.Link to story
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Seahawks | Sprained MCL for Russell Wilson? Sun Sep 25, 08:01 PM
Updating a previous report, Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson (knee) is believed to have a sprained medial collateral ligament in his knee. That is the initial belief after the Week 3 game against the San Francisco 49ers. He will undergo further testing.
|Footballguys view: Rookie UDFA Trevone Boykin was solid in relief of Wilson. With a strong defense he could execute a limited gameplan and still give the Seahawks a chance to win on the road against the Jets next week. In a stroke of schedule luck, Seattle has a bye in Week 5.|
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Cowboys | Dallas inactives for Week 3 Sun Sep 25, 07:34 PM
Dallas Cowboys SS Kavon Frazier, RB Darius Jackson, LB Mark Nzeocha (Achilles'), QB Tony Romo (back), CB Orlando Scandrick (hamstring), OT Tyron Smith and DE Charles Tapper (back) are inactive for the Week 3 game against the Chicago Bears.Link to story
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Colts | Joe Reitz unable to return Sun Sep 25, 07:28 PM
Indianapolis Colts OG Joe Reitz (back) left the Week 3 game against the San Diego Chargers due to a back injury and was unable to return.Link to story
Chargers | Manti Te'o is on crutches Sun Sep 25, 07:28 PM
Updating a previous report, San Diego Chargers LB Manti Te'o (Achilles') is on crutches with a walking boot on his left foot after suffering an Achilles' injury earlier in the Week 3 game against the Indianapolis Colts.Link to story
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Bears | Ka'Deem Carey unable to go Sun Sep 25, 07:27 PM
Chicago Bears RB Ka'Deem Carey (hamstring) is inactive for the Week 3 game against the Dallas Cowboys.Link to story
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Bears | Brian Hoyer starts on SNF Sun Sep 25, 07:26 PM
Chicago Bears QB Brian Hoyer is starting in the Week 3 game against the Dallas Cowboys in placed of the injured QB Jay Cutler (thumb).Link to story
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Bears | Alshon Jeffery active for SNF Sun Sep 25, 07:25 PM
Chicago Bears WR Alshon Jeffery (knee) is active for the Week 3 game against the Dallas Cowboys.
|Footballguys view: Jeffery has some risk of his knee issue flaring up, but he has a gunner at quarterback in Brian Hoyer and a history of playing well through injuries.|
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Bears | Chicago inactives for Week 3 Sun Sep 25, 07:25 PM
Chicago Bears DB Bryce Callahan (concussion), RB Ka'Deem Carey (hamstring), QB Jay Cutler (thumb), DB Kyle Fuller (knee), DT Eddie Goldman (ankle), OL Eric Kush and LB Danny Trevathan (thumb) are inactive for the Week 3 game against the Dallas Cowboys.Link to story
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Steelers | Toe injury for Eli Rogers Sun Sep 25, 06:43 PM
Pittsburgh Steelers WR Eli Rogers (toe) suffered a toe injury in the Week 3 game against the Philadelphia Eagles and he was unable to return.Link to story
Steelers | Lawrence Timmons taken to hospital Sun Sep 25, 06:42 PM
Pittsburgh Steelers LB Lawrence Timmons (shin) suffered a shin injury in the Week 3 game against the Philadelphia Eagles and he will not return. He was taken to the hospital for further evaluation.Link to story
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Steelers | Ryan Shazier nicked up Sun Sep 25, 06:41 PM
Pittsburgh Steelers LB Ryan Shazier (knee) suffered a right knee injury in the Week 3 game against the Philadelphia Eagles. He was able to return later in the game.Link to story
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Steelers | Jarvis Jones able to return Sun Sep 25, 06:39 PM
Pittsburgh Steelers LB Jarvis Jones (ankle) suffered a left ankle in the Week 3 game against the Philadelphia Eagles. However, he was able to return.Link to story
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Steelers | Two Pittsburgh players dinged up Sun Sep 25, 06:35 PM
Pittsburgh Steelers OG Ramon Foster (chest) and S Robert Golden (hamstring) left the Week 3 game against the Philadelphia Eagles due to injuries and were unable to return.Link to story
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49ers | Vance McDonald unable to return Sun Sep 25, 06:35 PM
San Francisco 49ers TE Vance McDonald (hip) suffered a hip injury in the Week 3 game against the Seattle Seahawks and was unable to return, the team said Sunday, Sept. 25.Link to story
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Dolphins | Anthony Steen has ankle injury Sun Sep 25, 06:34 PM
Miami Dolphins C Anthony Steen (ankle) suffered a high ankle sprain in the Week 3 game against the Cleveland Browns.
|Footballguys view: The Dolphins need Mike Pouncey back, stat. Steen was the backup center, and the team was having trouble running the ball. They are starting four offensive tackles on the line around the center, so don't expect a running game resurgence against the Bengals next week.|
Seahawks | Russell Wilson nursing knee injury Sun Sep 25, 06:17 PM
Updating a previous report, Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson (ankle, knee) suffered a knee injury in the Week 3 game against the San Francisco 49ers, he did not aggravate his ankle injury. Rookie QB Trevone Boykin replaced him and will finish up the game, according to the team.Link to story
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Seahawks | Russell Wilson getting treatment Sun Sep 25, 06:16 PM
Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson (ankle) left the Week 3 game against the San Francisco 49ers and he is receiving treatment on the sidelines, likely for the ankle injury he has been dealing with the past two weeks. Rookie QB Trevone Boykin replaced him.Link to story
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Jaguars | Allen Robinson scores two TDs Sun Sep 25, 05:57 PM
Jacksonville Jaguars WR Allen Robinson caught seven passes for 57 yards and two touchdowns against the Baltimore Ravens in Week 3.
|Footballguys view: Robinson had an excellent score that had to be overturned because he only lost control of the ball when the defender dislodged it long after the catch was complete. Even though the Jaguars are struggling to get over the hump as a team, Robinson should remain the #1 red zone target and a weekly WR1 play.|
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Bengals | A.J. Green leads receivers Sun Sep 25, 05:57 PM
Cincinnati Bengals WR A.J. Green had 77 yards on eight catches Sunday, Sept. 25, in a 29-17 loss to the Denver Broncos.
|Footballguys view: If you played Green, you'll take it. The Broncos pass defense is going to cause most passing game players to come in under expectations. Next week against the Dolphins secondary that made Terrelle Pryor look like a star will bring better numbers.|
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Bengals | Jeremy Hill scores twice Sun Sep 25, 05:53 PM
Cincinnati Bengals RB Jeremy Hill rushed for 97 yards on 17 carries and scored twice Sunday, Sept. 25, in a 29-17 loss to the Denver Broncos.
|Footballguys view: Hill had been fed the last two times the Bengals and Broncos met, and Cincinnati made him the focal point early, when he had a 50-yard run and a score early in the game. It has been a slow start for him, but Hill should considered an RB2 in a very winnable game for the Bengals against Miami next week.|
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Jaguars | Blake Bortles has uneven performance Sun Sep 25, 05:52 PM
Jacksonville Jaguars QB Blake Bortles went 24-for-38 for 194 yards, two touchdowns and three interceptions against the Baltimore Ravens in Week 3. He also rushed for 17 yards on three carries during the game.
|Footballguys view: Bortles' fantasy day was saved by Allen Robinson, but otherwise he looked frustrated against the Ravens. He is no longer an everyweek QB1, although the Colts matchup next week could be one to roll the dice with Bortles because of their lack of pass rush and depth in the secondary.|
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Bengals | Andy Dalton shaky in Week 3 loss Sun Sep 25, 05:49 PM
Cincinnati Bengals QB Andy Dalton threw for 206 yards and an interception Sunday, Sept. 25, in a 29-17 loss to the Denver Broncos.
|Footballguys view: We'll give Dalton a pass for this one because of the matchup. Miami is up next week and they made Cody Kessler look viable today, so Dalton will earn streamer consideration once again.|
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Ravens | Dennis Pitta has decent outing Sun Sep 25, 05:48 PM
Baltimore Ravens TE Dennis Pitta caught six passes for 42 yards against the Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 3.
|Footballguys view: Pitta is going to be a solid floor PPR tight end play even if he doesn't have a very high ceiling. The Raiders are a good tight end matchup, so if Pitta was your best option this week, he probably will be next week too.|
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Broncos | Demaryius Thomas has 100-yard week Sun Sep 25, 05:43 PM
Denver Broncos WR Demaryius Thomas caught six passes for 100 yards and scored a touchdown in a 29-17 win over the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday, Sept. 25.
|Footballguys view: Thomas had a long score that used his brute size and strength to win the ball in the air and be left as the last man standing when the ball arrives. He should be a WR2 play as the hip issue seems to be behind him heading into a matchup against the sometimes suspect Bucs secondary.|
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Ravens | Steve Smith leads team in receiving Sun Sep 25, 05:42 PM
Baltimore Ravens WR Steve Smith caught eight passes for 87 yards against the Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 3.
|Footballguys view: Smith is looking better each week, and the Ravens offense will remain pass heavy enough to keep him in PPR WR3/Flex consideration each week. He should be in consideration next week against a Raiders pass defense that was very generous until they faced the Titans today.|
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Chargers | Manti Te'o carted off Sun Sep 25, 05:39 PM
San Diego Chargers LB Manti Te'o (Achilles') was carted off the field after he suffered an Achilles' tendon injury during the team's Week 3 game and will not return.Link to story
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Redskins | DeAngelo Hall may have torn ACL Sun Sep 25, 05:35 PM
Washington Redskins FS DeAngelo Hall (knee) is scheduled to undergo an MRI, but the team believes Hall suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament in Week 3, according to sources.Link to story
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Broncos | Emmanuel Sanders solid in Week 3 Sun Sep 25, 05:34 PM
Denver Broncos WR Emmanuel Sanders caught nine passes for 117 yards and two touchdowns Sunday, Sept. 25, in a 29-17 win over the Cincinnati Bengals.
|Footballguys view: Sanders was off last week, but he and Trevor Siemian riffed early for a pair of scores. The matchup against the mistake-prone Bucs secondary is good enough to make Sanders a WR2 next week.|
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Bills | LeSean McCoy records two TDs Sun Sep 25, 05:30 PM
Buffalo Bills RB LeSean McCoy rushed for 110 yards and two touchdowns on 17 carries against the Arizona Cardinals in Week 3. He also caught three passes for six yards during the game.
|Footballguys view: McCoy was as sudden and explosive as he has been in a Bills uniform, restoring faith as a fantasy RB2 even while the Bills have very little to threaten opposing defenses. With the running back position depleted, he'll still be a worthy RB2 against the Patriots next week.|
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Broncos | C.J. Anderson ineffective in Week 3 Sun Sep 25, 05:28 PM
Denver Broncos RB C.J. Anderson rushed for just 37 yards on 14 carries Sunday, Sept. 25, in a 29-17 win over the Cincinnati Bengals.
|Footballguys view: Anderson wasn't a cornerstone of the game plan, as the Broncos wide receivers were finishing drives and moving the offense. He's still a solid RB1 heading into a tough run defense matchup against Tampa.|
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Bills | Tyrod Taylor produces with arm, legs Sun Sep 25, 05:25 PM
Buffalo Bills QB Tyrod Taylor went 14-for-25 for 119 yards and one interception against the Arizona Cardinals in Week 3. He also rushed for 76 yards and one touchdown on nine carries during the game.
|Footballguys view: The Bills offense got back to basics, which included Taylor on some designed runs, one of which went for a score. He's still a low ceiling play as long as Sammy Watkins isn't himself, which looks like it could be the case all year.|
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Cardinals | Larry Fitzgerald catches seven passes Sun Sep 25, 05:22 PM
Arizona Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald caught seven passes for 60 yards against the Buffalo Bills in Week 3.
|Footballguys view: Fitzgerald wasn't able to score, but he still showed that he's a high floor PPR receiver as Carson Palmer's clear #1 receiver at this point in the season.|
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Cardinals | Michael Floyd has solid outing Sun Sep 25, 05:15 PM
Arizona Cardinals WR Michael Floyd caught four passes for 65 yards against the Buffalo Bills in Week 3.
|Footballguys view: Floyd was able to get a decent stat line in the Cardinals futile comeback attempt, but it has been very rough opening to the season for him. He's only a what the heck flex until he and the Cardinals recapture their 2015 second half form.|
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Cardinals | John Brown posts 70 yards Sun Sep 25, 05:11 PM
Arizona Cardinals WR John Brown caught six passes for 70 yards against the Buffalo Bills in Week 3.
|Footballguys view: Brown was the only bright spot in a tough day for the Cardinals offense. He is back in WR3/Flex consideration as the Cardinals welcome the Rams to Glendale next week.|
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Cardinals | David Johnson scores twice Sun Sep 25, 05:05 PM
Arizona Cardinals RB David Johnson rushed for 83 yards and two touchdowns on 19 carries against the Buffalo Bills in Week 3. He also caught three passes for 28 yards during the game.
|Footballguys view: Johnson didn't get consistent gains early to put the Cardinals in good down and distance situations, but he was able to get going on a distance touchdown and he showed that he is one of the only game script proof backs in the NFL. He's looking like an elite fantasy RB1 heading into a matchup against the Rams.|
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Broncos | Trevor Siemian solid on road Sun Sep 25, 05:04 PM
Denver Broncos QB Trevor Siemian threw for four touchdowns and finished with 312 yards Sunday, Sept. 25, in a 29-17 win over the Cincinnati Bengals.
|Footballguys view: Siemian finally consistently put the ball in places where his talented wide receiver duo could make things happen. This breakout performance comes just in time for a great matchup against Tampa that could push Siemian into streamer consideration.|
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Cardinals | Carson Palmer struggles in Week 3 Sun Sep 25, 04:58 PM
Arizona Cardinals QB Carson Palmer went 26-for-50 for 287 yards and four interceptions against the Buffalo Bills in Week 3.
|Footballguys view: Palmer was a disaster as the running game failed to put him in good down and distances and the receivers couldn't get open downfield. Worries about his game degrading from the preseason aren't going away after this performance against a Bills defense that Ryan Fitzpatrick dismantled ten days ago. Los Angeles and their sometimes strong defense comes to town next week in a game that will test our ability to trust him in our lineups.|
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Packers | Jordy Nelson scores twice in Week 3 Sun Sep 25, 04:55 PM
Green Bay Packers WR Jordy Nelson caught two touchdown passes and finished with 101 yards receiving Sunday, Sept. 25, in a 34-27 win over the Detroit Lions.
|Footballguys view: Nelson showed some speed on a long catch and run and his ability to shake free and be on the same page as Aaron Rodgers in the red zone is still intact. Consider him a low WR1/strong WR2 heading into his bye.|
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Panthers | Greg Olsen has decent outing Sun Sep 25, 04:51 PM
Carolina Panthers TE Greg Olsen caught six passes for 64 yards against the Minnesota Vikings in Week 3.
|Footballguys view: Olsen is a mainstay in the offense who is as reliable as any tight end in fantasy football so far this year. He'll be a strong TE1 start at Atlanta next week.|
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Panthers | Cam Newton throws three INTs Sun Sep 25, 04:50 PM
Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton went 21-for-35 for 262 yards and three interceptions against the Minnesota Vikings in Week 3. He also rushed for 26 yards and one touchdown on seven carries during the game.
|Footballguys view: Newton was thwarted by a Vikings defense that has to be considered among the elite at this point. Newton has a much more favorable matchup at Atlanta next week. This will probably be his low watermark on the season.|
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Packers | Eddie Lacy rushes for over 100 yards Sun Sep 25, 04:48 PM
Green Bay Packers RB Eddie Lacy ran 17 times for 103 yards in a 34-27 win over the Detroit Lions on Sunday, Sept. 25.
|Footballguys view: Lacy was able to get rolling in the second half as the Packers were protecting a big lead. Lacy is gaining momentum as the Packers enter an early bye. He's a solid RB2 with room to grow.|
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Vikings | Stefon Diggs finishes for 40 yards Sun Sep 25, 04:43 PM
Minnesota Vikings WR Stefon Diggs caught four passes for 40 yards against the Carolina Panthers in Week 3.
|Footballguys view: This happens to even the best WR1's. Diggs was held in check as the Vikings couldn't get anything going in the downfield passing game, but he's still a strong WR2 start against the Giants next week.|
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Packers | Aaron Rodgers has four TDs in Week 3 Sun Sep 25, 04:39 PM
Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers threw for four touchdowns and finished with 204 yards passing Sunday, Sept. 25, in a 34-27 win over the Detroit Lions.
|Footballguys view: Rodgers was on fire in the first half, with help from a resurgent Jordy Nelson. The second half saw the Packers take their foot off of the gas on offense, but Rodgers still goes into the bye on a high note.|
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Vikings | Kyle Rudolph finds end zone Sun Sep 25, 04:38 PM
Minnesota Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph caught seven passes for 70 yards and one touchdown against the Carolina Panthers in Week 1.
|Footballguys view: Rudolph had a pretty catch on a high ball for a score and was the top receiver on a day that the Panthers made Sam Bradford and Stefon Diggs look mortal. He'll be a TE1 for the good matchup against the Giants next week.|
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Lions | Marvin Jones strong at WR Sun Sep 25, 04:33 PM
Detroit Lions WR Marvin Jones caught six passes for 205 yards and scored two touchdowns Sunday, Sept. 25, in a 34-27 loss to the Green Bay Packers.
|Footballguys view: Jones got free with a strong stiff arm on one long score and he had a defender fall down on another. He's clearly ahead of Golden Tate in the downfield passing pecking order and should be considered on the verge of WR2 status heading to Chicago.|
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Lions | Dwayne Washington leads weak running game Sun Sep 25, 04:29 PM
Detroit Lions RB Dwayne Washington ran 10 times for 38 yards in a 34-27 loss to the Green Bay Packers on Sunday, Sept. 25.
|Footballguys view: Washington was much better than Theo Riddick, but Riddick only ran for less than a yard per carry. Next week brings the Bears and a chance for a game that the Lions control and can feed Washington with more than 10 carries. He's still a hold in leagues with longer benches.|
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Vikings | Jerick McKinnon held in check Sun Sep 25, 04:29 PM
Minnesota Vikings RB Jerick McKinnon rushed for 45 yards on 16 carries against the Carolina Panthers in Week 3. He also caught one pass for two yards in the game.
|Footballguys view: McKinnon's stat line wasn't that impressive, but his tough running against the Panthers strong defense should create some hope for better days against better matchups. The Giants run defense has been difficult to crack, so next week McKinnon is only a flex play.|
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Lions | Matthew Stafford solid in Week 3 Sun Sep 25, 04:24 PM
Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford threw for 385 yards and scored three touchdowns in his team's 34-27 loss to the Green Bay Packers on Sunday, Sept. 25.
|Footballguys view: Stafford was able to take advantage of two plays where Marvin Jones was able to break a long play in part because of a defensive error. The Lions running game was lost without Ameer Abdullah, but Stafford should continue to be the center of the game plan in Chicago next week. He's an everyweek QB1 at this point.|
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