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  Browns | Elijah McGuire let go    Wed Oct 23, 12:17 AM

Cleveland Browns RB Elijah McGuire was released from the practice squad Tuesday, Oct. 22.

Footballguys view: We'll see if the Browns try to keep McGuire around on the practice squad. He's a good change-of-pace back but has now failed to impress with the Jets and the Browns.

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  Lions | Kerryon Johnson placed on IR    Tue Oct 22, 09:45 PM

Detroit Lions RB Kerryon Johnson (knee) was placed on Reserve/Injured list Tuesday, Oct. 22.

Footballguys view: Lions head coach Matt Patricia believes that Johnson will be able to return towards the end of the regular season. This is two years in a row that Johnson has dealt with knee problems. The Lions now turn to rookie Ty Johnson as their starter. They'll use J.D. McKissic working as a change-of-pace back.

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  Eagles | Miles Sanders' time coming?    Tue Oct 22, 09:06 PM

Philadelphia Eagles RB Miles Sanders led his team's running back committee with 35 offensive snaps in the Week 7 loss to the Dallas Cowboys.

Footballguys view: The team is wanting to get Sanders move involved in the offense. So long as he can pass protect at an acceptable level, Sanders could be the lead back in the offense. Jordan Howard should remain as a banger when the team needs to run the ball and pick up tough yards.

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  Texans | Duke Johnson gets more work    Tue Oct 22, 09:00 PM

Houston Texans RB Duke Johnson out-snapped RB Carlos Hyde 39-to-26 in the Week 7 matchup against the Indianapolis Colts Sunday, Oct. 20.

Footballguys view: Johnson has the skill to handle a larger workload. We'll see if the Texans continue on this trend of getting Johnson more snaps than Hyde. Johnson has flex appeal in PPR leagues.

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  Redskins | Tuesday's practice report for Washington    Tue Oct 22, 05:46 PM

Washington Redskins S Deshazor Everett (ankle), LB Josh Harvey-Clemons (hamstring), OG Wes Martin (chest), S Montae Nicholson (ankle), CB Josh Norman (thigh, hand), Adrian Peterson (ankle) and RB Chris Thompson (toe) did not practice Tuesday, Oct. 22. WR Steven Sims Jr. (toe) and TE Vernon Davis (concussion) were limited. LB Ryan Kerrigan (elbow) and QB Case Keenum (shoulder, foot) participated fully in practice. OT Donald Penn (non-injury) was not given a practice designation after being limited one day earlier.

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  Saints | New Orleans moves on from Zach Zenner    Tue Oct 22, 05:00 PM

New Orleans Saints RB Zach Zenner was released Tuesday, Oct. 22.

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  Cardinals | Alfred Morris finds new home in Arizona    Tue Oct 22, 04:34 PM

Free-agent RB Alfred Morris (Cowboys) signed an undisclosed contract with the Arizona Cardinals on Tuesday, Oct. 22.

Footballguys view: The Cardinals worked Morris out back in September and now go back to the veteran back. With David Johnson banged up, Morris gives the team veteran depth behind starter Chase Edmonds.

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  Lions | Kerryon Johnson headed to IR    Tue Oct 22, 04:09 PM

Detroit Lions RB Kerryon Johnson (knee) underwent a procedure on his injured knee Tuesday, Oct. 22, and will be placed on the Reserve/Injured list, according to head coach Matt Patricia.

Footballguys view: Patricia believes that Johnson will be able to return towards the end of the regular season. This is two years in a row that Johnson has dealt with knee problems. The Lions now turn to rookie Ty Johnson as their starter. They'll use J.D. McKissic working as a change-of-pace back.

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  Redskins | Adrian Peterson update    Tue Oct 22, 11:31 AM

Washington Redskins RB Adrian Peterson (ankle) has a Grade 1 high ankle sprain and a Grade 2 low ankle sprain.

Footballguys view: It will be interesting to see if Peterson is ready for Week 8. Washington travels to play Minnesota on Thursday night. With this banged up ankle, perhaps Peterson will get a smaller role. He claims to be good to go for Thursday, but Wendell Smallwood might get more work.

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  Jets | Le'Veon Bell is lone Week 7 bright spot    Tue Oct 22, 12:21 AM

New York Jets RB Le'Veon Bell rushed 15 times for 70 yards in the Week 7 game against the New England Patriots with one grab for six yards on four targets.

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  Patriots | James White totals 12 touches    Mon Oct 21, 11:35 PM

New England Patriots RB James White rushed five times for no gain in Week 7 against the New York Jets, but he had seven receptions for a game-high 59 yards on eight targets.

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  Patriots | Sony Michel runs for three scores    Mon Oct 21, 11:31 PM

New England Patriots RB Sony Michel (undisclosed) rushed 19 times for just 42 yards in Week 7 against the New York Jets, but he did run for three touchdowns. Michel was nicked late in the fourth quarter, leaving with an undisclosed injury. DT Folorunso Fatukasi landed on Michel awkwardly while making a tackle, and Michel walked off slowly under his own power.

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  Redskins | Bryce Love to have another surgery    Mon Oct 21, 09:55 PM

Washington Redskins RB Bryce Love (knee) will have another knee surgery on Tuesday, Oct. 22, a source said. Love tore his right anterior cruciate ligament last December at Stanford, and did not play in the 2019 season for the Redskins. It's unclear what Love's rehab schedule and timetable for return will look like at this point.

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  49ers | Matt Breida should be available    Mon Oct 21, 08:08 PM

San Francisco 49ers RB Matt Breida (head) has passed the concussion protocol and should be available to play in the Week 8 game.

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  Lions | Kerryon Johnson week-to-week    Mon Oct 21, 07:23 PM

Detroit Lions RB Kerryon Johnson (knee) likely will miss some time because of the knee injury he suffered in Week 7 and is considered week-to-week at this point, according to a source.

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  Jets | Week 7 New York Jets inactives    Mon Oct 21, 06:50 PM

The New York Jets have declared LB Albert McClellan, OT Kelvin Beachum, DL Henry Anderson, TE Chris Herndon, RB Trenton Cannon, LB Neville Hewitt and OG Kelechi Osemele inactive for Week 7.

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  Patriots | Week 7 New England Patriots inactives    Mon Oct 21, 06:49 PM

The New England Patriots have declared TE Matt LaCosse, DL Michael Bennett, WR Josh Gordon, SS Patrick Chung, OT Korey Cunningham, RB Rex Burkhead and TE Ryan Izzo inactive for Week 7.

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  Raiders | Oakland works out C.J. Anderson    Mon Oct 21, 06:02 PM

Free-agent RB C.J. Anderson (Lions) recently worked out for the Oakland Raiders.

Footballguys view: The Raiders don't have a true between the tackles grinder behind Josh Jacobs. Anderson fits that role. With running back injuries starting to pile up, Anderson should be signed somewhere soon.

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  Redskins | Chris Thompson sits out    Mon Oct 21, 05:33 PM

Washington Redskins RB Chris Thompson (toe) did not participate in practice Monday, Oct. 21. The Redskins did not hold a practice Monday, so this is an estimation.

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  Redskins | Adrian Peterson does not practice    Mon Oct 21, 05:29 PM

Washington Redskins RB Adrian Peterson (ankle) did not participate in practice Monday, Oct. 21. The Redskins did not hold a practice Monday, so this is an estimation.

Footballguys view: He apparently had an MRI on the ankle and is awaiting results. Even if he can go on Thursday, he's not a good play against Minnesota. The Washington backfield could be down their top three backs against the Vikings.

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  Cardinals | David Johnson made push to play Week 7    Mon Oct 21, 03:58 PM

Arizona Cardinals RB David Johnson (ankle) started in Week 7 in large part because he wanted 'give playing a shot,' but head coach Kliff Kingsbury said Johnson didn't feel right after a couple plays, leading to Kingsbury' decision to feature Chase Edmonds.

Footballguys view: Johnson got the first carry of the game then promptly exited the contest. Edmonds is the hottest name on the waiver wire...unless you already picked him up a couple of weeks ago. The Cardinals are working out running backs this week, so perhaps they'll shut down Johnson completely until he's fully healed.

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  Falcons | Ito Smith a no-go for Week 8    Mon Oct 21, 03:52 PM

Atlanta Falcons RB Ito Smith (concussion) was ruled out by head coach Dan Quinn for Week 8 against the Seattle Seahawks on Monday, Oct. 21.

Footballguys view: Smith didn't do much in Week 7 before he was concussed. The Falcons will use Brian Hill as a backup to starter Devonta Freeman.

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  Redskins | Adrian Peterson gets ankle checked out    Mon Oct 21, 02:47 PM

Washington Redskins RB Adrian Peterson (ankle) underwent an MRI on Monday, Oct. 21. The results have yet to be disclosed.

Footballguys view: It's a short week as Washington plays against Minnesota on Thursday night. Peterson is the centerpiece of the rushing attack and could post RB2 or flex numbers in Week 8 if he's ready to go.

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  Seahawks | Rashaad Penny logs only two snaps    Mon Oct 21, 01:33 PM

Seattle Seahawks RB Rashaad Penny played only two offensive snaps in Week 7 against the Baltimore Ravens, compared to 64 snaps for Chris Carson. When asked about Penny's lack of playing time, head coach Pete Carroll 'it just worked out that way.'

Footballguys view: Penny is worth dumping in shallow leagues because the workload just isn't there. Chris Carson is the boss of this backfield and Penny might only get more work if Carson were to get banged up.

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  Browns | Kareem Hunt allowed to practice    Mon Oct 21, 12:16 PM

Cleveland Browns RB Kareem Hunt (abdomen) has been cleared by the NFL to rejoin the team and begin practicing with them Monday, Oct. 21.

Footballguys view: Hunt is still suspended, but the NFL is allowing him to return to practice two weeks before he is reinstated. He has spent this time recovering from sports hernia surgery while suspended. Hunt will be a backup to stud running back Nick Chubb upon his return. His workload is unknown as Chubb is one of the bright spots for the Browns offense. Add Hunt in deeper leagues as an 'in case of emergency' stash.

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  Cardinals | Spencer Ware working out for Cards    Mon Oct 21, 11:53 AM

Free-agent RB Spencer Ware (Colts) is working out for the Arizona Cardinals Monday, Oct. 21.

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  Cardinals | Jay Ajayi working out for Cardinals    Mon Oct 21, 11:42 AM

Free-agent RB Jay Ajayi (Eagles) is working out for the Arizona Cardinals Monday, Oct. 21.

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  Vikings | Alexander Mattison never gets going    Mon Oct 21, 02:48 AM

Minnesota Vikings RB Alexander Mattison carried the ball seven times for 18 yards against the Detroit Lions on Sunday, Oct. 20.

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  Eagles | Miles Sanders totals 32 yards    Mon Oct 21, 02:20 AM

Philadelphia Eagles RB Miles Sanders ran six times for 21 yards and caught all three of his targets for 11 yards in Week 7 versus the Dallas Cowboys.

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  Ravens | Mark Ingram gains 53 total yards    Mon Oct 21, 01:52 AM

Baltimore Ravens RB Mark Ingram ran 12 times for 46 yards against the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday, Oct. 20. He also had one catch for seven yards.

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  Seahawks | Chris Carson stymied    Mon Oct 21, 12:39 AM

Seattle Seahawks RB Chris Carson carried the ball 21 times for 65 yards against the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday, Oct. 20. He added three receptions for nine yards.

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  Cowboys | Ezekiel Elliott runs wild in Week 7    Mon Oct 21, 12:35 AM

Dallas Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott carried 22 times for 111 yards and a touchdown in Week 7 against the Philadelphia Eagles. He also added six receptions on seven targets for 36 yards.

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  Eagles | Jordan Howard totals 56 yards    Mon Oct 21, 12:25 AM

Philadelphia Eagles RB Jordan Howard ran 11 times for 50 yards and caught both of his targets for six yards in Week 7 versus the Dallas Cowboys.

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  Bears | David Montgomery not involved    Sun Oct 20, 11:13 PM

Chicago Bears RB David Montgomery rushed twice for six yards and caught two passes for 13 yards in a 36-25 loss to the New Orleans Saints in Week 7.

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  Saints | Latavius Murray rumbles over Chicago    Sun Oct 20, 10:46 PM

New Orleans Saints RB Latavius Murray rushed 27 times for 119 yards and two touchdowns and caught five passes for 31 yards in a 36-25 win over the Chicago Bears in Week 7.

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  Titans | Derrick Henry fed early and often    Sun Oct 20, 10:22 PM

Tennessee Titans RB Derrick Henry rushed 22 times for 90 yards and a touchdown and caught one pass for 18 yards in a 23-20 win over the Los Angeles Chargers in Week 7.

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  Chargers | Austin Ekeler a popular target    Sun Oct 20, 10:03 PM

Los Angeles Chargers RB Austin Ekeler rushed five times for seven yards and caught seven of his eight targets for 118 yards and a touchdown in a 23-20 loss to the Tennessee Titans in Week 7.

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  Chargers | Melvin Gordon bottled up    Sun Oct 20, 09:52 PM

Los Angeles Chargers RB Melvin Gordon rushed 16 times for 32 yards and added a one-yard touchdown catch in a 23-20 loss to the Tennessee Titans in Week 7. He also fumbled twice, losing one.

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  Packers | Jamaal Williams finds end zone again    Sun Oct 20, 09:18 PM

Green Bay Packers RB Jamaal Williams rushed three times for just five yards in Week 7 against the Oakland Raiders and he added four grabs for 26 yards and a touchdown on five targets.

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  Packers | Aaron Jones totals 83 scrimmage yards, TD    Sun Oct 20, 09:14 PM

Green Bay Packers RB Aaron Jones rushed 12 times for 50 yards in Week 7 against the Oakland Raiders and he added four grabs for 33 yards and a touchdown on four targets.

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  Vikings | Dalvin Cook runs wild in win    Sun Oct 20, 09:03 PM

Minnesota Vikings RB Dalvin Cook rushed 25 times for 142 yards and two touchdowns and caught one of his two targets for seven yards in a 42-30 win over the Detroit Lions in Week 7.

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  Raiders | Josh Jacobs rumbles for 124 yards    Sun Oct 20, 08:29 PM

Oakland Raiders RB Josh Jacobs rushed 21 times for 124 yards in the Week 7 loss against the Green Bay Packers.

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  Colts | Jordan Wilkins totals just three touches    Sun Oct 20, 07:51 PM

Indianapolis Colts RB Jordan Wilkins rushed twice for nine yards in Week 7 against the Houston Texans and he posted one grab for six yards on his only target.

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  Colts | Marlon Mack mostly bottled up    Sun Oct 20, 07:45 PM

Indianapolis Colts RB Marlon Mack rushed 18 times for just 44 yards in Week 7 against the Houston Texans while adding three grabs for 12 yards on three targets.

Footballguys view: Mack was a disappointment for fantasy, but his team lead most of the way and gave him all of the opportunity you could ask for if you started him. Keep him in as an RB2 against the Broncos next week.

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  Eagles | Week 7 Philadelphia Eagles inactives    Sun Oct 20, 06:51 PM

The Philadelphia Eagles have declared OT Jason Peters, RB Darren Sproles, CB Avonte Maddox, WR DeSean Jackson, OG Nate Herbig, DL Timmy Jernigan and LB Nigel Bradham inactive for Week 7.

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  Texans | Duke Johnson has decent outing    Sun Oct 20, 06:36 PM

Houston Texans RB Duke Johnson rushed for 34 yards on seven carries against the Indianapolis Colts in Week 7. He also caught two passes for 22 yards during the game.

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  Texans | Carlos Hyde held in check    Sun Oct 20, 06:35 PM

Houston Texans RB Carlos Hyde rushed for 35 yards on 12 carries against the Indianapolis Colts in Week 7.

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  Rams | Darrell Henderson sees 11 rushes    Sun Oct 20, 06:28 PM

Los Angeles Rams RB Darrell Henderson rushed 11 times for 31 yards in Week 7 against the Atlanta Falcons while adding an eight-yard catch on his only target.

Footballguys view: Henderson was a big disappointment in a game with extra opportunity against a weak defense in a blowout. He's worth holding in deep leagues to see if he can get a similar script against the Bengals next week.

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  Rams | Todd Gurley back with touchdown    Sun Oct 20, 06:24 PM

Los Angeles Rams RB Todd Gurley rushed 18 times for 41 yards in Week 7 against the Atlanta Falcons and he added a 13-yard touchdown reception on his only target.

Footballguys view: Gurley's touchdown was an over the shoulder catch that many wide receivers would envy and he ran hard on his carries, but the holes just weren't there. He almost had another score late and is still a strong RB2 against the Bengals next week.

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  Bengals | Giovani Bernard totals six touches    Sun Oct 20, 05:43 PM

Cincinnati Bengals RB Giovani Bernard ran four times for no gain while adding two grabs for four yards on three targets in Week 7 against the Jacksonville Jaguars.

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