Fantasy Football News & Views
49ers | Tevin Coleman back in Week 8? Sat Oct 24, 05:25 PM
San Francisco 49ers RB Tevin Coleman (knee) has an 'outside chance' of returning in Week 8, according to head coach Kyle Shanahan Saturday, Oct. 24.
|Footballguys view: The 49ers backfield is going to be without Raheem Mostert (IR, ankle) for at least a few weeks. JaMycal Hasty and Jerick McKinnon are set to split backfield duties and Jeffrey Wilson is questionable with a calf injury. Getting Coleman back in Week 8 would just further complicate the 49ers RBBC. Stay tuned.|
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Rams | Darrell Henderson practices in full Sat Oct 24, 05:12 PM
Los Angeles Rams RB Darrell Henderson (thigh) practiced in full Saturday, Oct. 24, and doesn't carry an injury designation into the game Monday, Oct. 26, against the Chicago Bears.
|Footballguys view: The Rams backfield is a mix of Henderson and Malcolm Brown with Henderson usually leading the way. The Bears have only allowed one 100-yard rusher this season (Ronald Jones) and are a tough draw. Consider Henderson a low-end RB2 or flex option in Week 7.|
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Rams | Robert Woods cleared Sat Oct 24, 05:10 PM
Los Angeles Rams WR Robert Woods (groin) was a limited participant at practice Saturday, Oct. 24, but doesn't carry an injury designation into the Week 7 game against the Chicago Bears Monday, Oct. 26.
|Footballguys view: Good news for Woods here after he did not participate in practice on Friday. He can be a big part of what the Rams do through the air but only has one 100-yard game and that was back in Week 1. Fantasy GMs can look at him as a WR2 with upside on a weekly basis.|
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Rams | Tyler Higbee hopeful for Monday Sat Oct 24, 05:03 PM
Los Angeles Rams TE Tyler Higbee (hand) is hopeful to play Monday, Oct. 26, according to head coach Sean McVay Saturday, Oct. 24.
|Footballguys view: We might see him out there against the Bears on Monday night. Fantasy GMs have whiffed with Higbee this season as he's working in a TEBC with Gerald Everett. Higbee is a TE2 for Fantasy GMs and that's about it.|
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Jaguars | Chris Thompson hits COVID list Sat Oct 24, 04:58 PM
Jacksonville Jaguars RB Chris Thompson was placed on the Reserve/COVID-19 list Saturday, Oct. 24.
|Footballguys view: Thompson is a change-of-pace back for the Jaguars and he hasn't done much this season. James Robinson continues as the lead back for Jacksonville.|
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49ers | Raheem Mostert officially hits IR Sat Oct 24, 04:41 PM
Updating previous stories, San Francisco 49ers RB Raheem Mostert (ankle) was officially placed on the Reserve/Injured list Saturday, Oct. 24. S Johnathan Cyprien and S Jared Mayden were activated from the team's practice squad. WR Jauan Jennings (undisclosed) was placed on the Reserve/Injured list.
|Footballguys view: We've all been waiting for this move to be made official since Mostert suffered a high-ankle sprain against the Rams last week. JaMycal Hasty and Jerick McKinnon are set to split backfield duties while Mostert misses time. Jeffery Wilson is questionable in Week 7 with a calf injury.|
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Saints | New Orleans makes three moves Sat Oct 24, 04:26 PM
New Orleans Saints WR Juwan Johnson and WR Austin Carr were activated to the active roster from the practice squad Saturday, Oct. 24, as COVID-19 replacements. OL Will Clapp was elevated from the practice squad to the active roster.
|Footballguys view: The Saints need all the help they can get at the position with Michael Thomas (hamstring) and Emmanuel Sanders (COVID-19 list) out of action. Tre'Quan Smith should be their no.1 wide receiver in Week 7. We'll see more targets for RB Alvin Kamara and TE Jared Cook this week too.|
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Jaguars | Devine Ozigbo activated Sat Oct 24, 04:21 PM
Jacksonville Jaguars RB Devine Ozigbo (hamstring) was activated from the Reserve/Injured list Saturday, Oct. 24. S Doug Middleton and TE Eric Saubert were elevated from the practice squad to the active roster.
|Footballguys view: Ozigbo is a hard-charging running back who can give the Jaguars good depth behind starter James Robinson. We'll continue keeping an eye on him in super deep fantasy leagues.|
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Jets | Jamison Crowder doubtful for Week 7 Sat Oct 24, 03:51 PM
New York Jets WR Jamison Crowder (groin) on Saturday, Oct. 24, was downgraded from questionable to doubtful for Week 7 with a groin injury.
|Footballguys view: Crowder was the only piece of the Jets passing game that Fantasy GMs were turning to. Without him on the field, the Bills defense makes an even more attractive fantasy play in Week 7.|
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Jets | Denzel Mims activated off IR Sat Oct 24, 03:38 PM
New York Jets WR Denzel Mims on Saturday, Oct. 24, was activated off the Reserve/Injured list.
|Footballguys view: Mims is an exciting rookie wide receiver...one of the best in this historic class. We'd be more excited about his upside if he wasn't with the Jets but whatever. Mims has a great size/speed combination and fine 'my ball' mentality when the ball is in the air. When at full strength he could be quite the weapon for QB Sam Darnold...or whoever is playing quarterback for the Jets.|
Buccaneers | Antonio Brown deal details Sat Oct 24, 01:27 PM
Updating previous reports, Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Antonio Brown is receiving a one-year contract from the team which will pay him slightly above the league minimum, per source. Brown's deal also includes a variety of individual and team incentives. More precise financial details are still unavailable.
|Footballguys view: We're excited to see Brown out there with his new team. He's got a great relationship with QB Tom Brady and gives the Buccaneers yet another weapon in the passing game. Brown may be third in the pecking order behind Mike Evans and Chris Godwin when both are full strength. However, both Evans and Godwin have fought with/through injuries this year which makes Brown great veteran insurance for the team. Fantasy GMs can at least expect Brown to be flex worthy when he's up to speed in the offense.|
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Seahawks | DK Metcalf elite downfield Sat Oct 24, 01:08 PM
Seattle Seahawks WR DK Metcalf has 296 receiving yards on passes of 20-plus yards downfield -- a figure which eclipses the totals of 15 other entire teams so far this season.
|Footballguys view: Metcalf is elite all over the field but he really stands out on deep routes. He was always a big/fast/physical wide receiver, but he was somewhat one dimensional coming out of college. Metcalf is showing more savvy this year as a route runner and has transformed into one of the most dangerous weapons in the entire league.|
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Saints | Michael Thomas available in trade? Sat Oct 24, 12:43 PM
New Orleans Saints WR Michael Thomas (hamstring) may be available in a trade and Thomas could be interested in leaving, according to several unnamed league sources.
|Footballguys view: That would be an interesting move to be sure. Thomas has been banged up or suspended by the team in 2020 and has not played since Week 1. He has three catches for 17 yards this entire season. Thomas is under contract through the 2024 season and his numbers are at the top of the market -- which is fine if he's healthy. Perhaps a change of scenery is in order...which sounds crazy but you just never know in the NFL. Stay tuned.|
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Eagles | DeSean Jackson out 6-8 weeks Sat Oct 24, 12:26 PM
Updating previous reports, Philadelphia Eagles WR DeSean Jackson (ankle) has been diagnosed with a non-displaced fracture in his ankle and is expected to miss 6-8 weeks.
|Footballguys view: Jackson has already missed time this year but was back in action for the game against the Cowboys. He suffered a high-ankle sprain and will now have to miss perhaps up to two months without setback. We could see Jackson later in the year but Fantasy GMs have likely moved on some time ago.|
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Football Team | Dwayne Haskins fined Sat Oct 24, 08:44 AM
Washington Football Team QB Dwayne Haskins was fined $4,833 by the National Football League for violating the team's COVID-19 protocols. According to a source, he made a reservation for a family friend at the club's hotel, which is strictly prohibited.
|Footballguys view: This fine is unlikely to heal any sort of fractures the relationship Haskins may now have with the organization. Washington is set to dress two quarterbacks (Kyle Allen, Alex Smith) and that means Haskins will likely be a healthy scratch again in Week 7. There's a chance he could be dealt before the trade deadline.|
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Giants | Saquon Barkley to undergo ACL surgery Sat Oct 24, 08:39 AM
New York Giants RB Saquon Barkley (knee) is scheduled to undergo reconstructive surgery on his anterior cruciate ligament next week and doctors are optimistic that he will be ready for training camp. Barkley needed to wait for his medial collateral ligament injury to heal before he was eligible to undergo ACL surgery.
|Footballguys view: It usually takes around 12 months for ACL injuries to fully heal after surgery. That means Barkley is likely to be limited in training camp next year and may not be quite himself until the midway point of the 2021 season. We'll be watching closely for any updates during the next offseason.|
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49ers | Dante Pettis could be traded Sat Oct 24, 08:16 AM
San Francisco 49ers general manager John Lynch has both made and received calls about WR Dante Pettis recently, although no deal appears imminent, according to head coach Kyle Shanahan.
|Footballguys view: Pettis fell out of favor with the staff some time ago. Any team in need of wide receiver help might consider him but the 49ers would not get much in return. Stay tuned.|
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Chiefs | Le'Veon Bell to see some action Fri Oct 23, 09:38 PM
Kansas City Chiefs RB Le'Veon Bell is expected to see some snaps against the Denver Broncos in Week 7.
|Footballguys view: The weather could be a factor for Sunday's game. Bell might get a few touches or snaps here and there, but Fantasy GMs likely have better options. He could work as a super crazy 'what the heck' flex in his first and likely limited action with the Chiefs.|
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Broncos | Denver's injury report for Week 7 Fri Oct 23, 06:18 PM
Denver Broncos LB Jeremiah Attaochu (quad) and WR Diontae Spencer (shoulder) did not practice all week and have been ruled out for Week 7 versus the Kansas City Chiefs. FB/TE Andrew Beck (hamstring) also did not practice all week but is listed as questionable. OG Dalton Risner (shoulder) was upgraded to a limited practice Friday, Oct. 23, and is also listed as questionable. TE Jake Butt (hamstring) did not practice Friday but no longer appears on the injury report. OT Demar Dotson (shoulder), LB Bradley Chubb (ankle), WR KJ Hamler (hamstring), TE Noah Fant (ankle) and NT Mike Purcell (knee) practiced in full Friday and have also been removed from the injury report.
|Footballguys view: Fant is fully ready to go, but it remains to be seen if fourth-round pick Albert Okwuegbunam will cut into his target share. Hamler being back should also widen the Broncos target tree.|
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Buccaneers | Antonio Brown to meet with Tampa Bay Fri Oct 23, 06:12 PM
Free-agent WR Antonio Brown (Patriots) is scheduled to meet with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Saturday, Oct. 24, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.
|Footballguys view: At least one beat writer reports that the deal is "99% done". If Brown joins Tampa, he'll help Tom Brady's value, but hurt the weekly ceiling and floor of Mike Evans and Chris Godwin.|
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Seahawks | Seattle's Week 7 injury report Fri Oct 23, 05:59 PM
Seattle Seahawks S Jamal Adams (groin) did not participate in practice all week and has been ruled out for Week 7 against the Arizona Cardinals. OG Mike Iupati (back) was upgraded to a limited practice Friday, Oct. 23, and is listed as questionable. FB Nick Bellore (non-injury) did not practice for a second straight day Friday but has been removed from the injury report. OT Duane Brown (knee, non-injury), CB Quinton Dunbar (knee, non-injury) and DT Anthony Rush (knee) were limited in practice Friday but no longer appear on the injury report. LB Jordyn Brooks (knee), RB Carlos Hyde (shoulder, toe), OG Damien Lewis (ankle) and DE Benson Mayowa (knee) practiced in full Friday and have also been removed from the injury report. TE Will Dissly (Achilles), OT Jamarco Jones (cramps), WR Tyler Lockett (non-injury), WR DK Metcalf (non-injury) and OT Brandon Shell (illness) were not given a practice designation Friday but are expected to play.
|Footballguys view: Adams being out will help Kyler Murray, as Adams would be the best "spy" to limited the quarterback's running ability. Hyde will be ready to be Chris Carson's backup again this week after missing two weeks before the bye.|
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Packers | Green Bay's Week 7 injury report Fri Oct 23, 05:38 PM
Green Bay Packers RB Tyler Ervin (wrist) and DL Tyler Lancaster (shoulder) did not practice all week and have been ruled out for Week 7 versus the Houston Texans. OT David Bakhtiari (chest) and S Darnell Savage (quad) also did not practice all week and are listed as doubtful. CB Kevin King (shoulder, calf) did not practice Friday, Oct. 23, and is also listed as doubtful. DL Montravius Adams (undisclosed) and RB Aaron Jones (calf) were added to the injury report after failing to practice Friday and are listed as questionable. TE Robert Tonyan (ankle) and LB Preston Smith (shoulder) were limited in practice Friday and are also listed as questionable. LB Krys Barnes (shoulder, calf), LB Rashan Gary (ankle), TE Marcedes Lewis (knee), LB Za'Darius Smith (ankle) and WR Equanimeous St. Brown (knee) were limited in practice Friday but have been removed from the injury report. CB Jaire Alexander (hand, knee) and C Corey Linsley (back) practiced in full Friday and also no longer appear on the injury report.
|Footballguys view: Tonyan sounds like a game time decision. If he can't go, Jace Sternberger would have a larger role in the passing game.|
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Texans | Houston's Week 7 injury report Fri Oct 23, 05:29 PM
Houston Texans TE Jordan Akins (ankle, concussion) did not practice all week but is listed as questionable for Week 7 against the Green Bay Packers. LB Peter Kalambayi (hamstring) was limited in practice all week and is also listed as questionable. CB Keion Crossen (foot), LB Dylan Cole (knee), RB Buddy Howell (hamstring), OG Senio Kelemete (knee), S Justin Reid (shoulder) and OT Laremy Tunsil (shoulder) practiced in full Friday, Oct. 23, and have been removed from the injury report. DE J.J. Watt (non-injury) was not given a practice designation for a second straight day Friday but is expected to play.
|Footballguys view: Darren Fells will likely get another start vs. Green Bay in place of Akins and he'll be a fine emergency tight end, if not a solid TE1.|
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Giants | Markus Golden shipped to Arizona Fri Oct 23, 05:02 PM
New York Giants LB Markus Golden was traded to the Arizona Cardinals in exchange for a 2021 sixth-round draft pick Friday, Oct. 23.
|Footballguys view: Golden was a second round pick of the Cardinals in 2015 and the organization knows him well. It was a minimal price for a previously productive pass rusher, which was a big need after Chandler Jones was lost for the year.|
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49ers | San Francisco's injury report for Week 7 Fri Oct 23, 04:45 PM
San Francisco 49ers LB Kwon Alexander (ankle), RB Raheem Mostert (ankle) and S Jaquiski Tartt (groin) did not practice all week and have been ruled out for Week 7 against the New England Patriots. DB Jimmie Ward (quad) was added to the injury report after not practicing Friday, Oct. 23, and has also been ruled out. OT Trent Williams (ankle) and Jeff Wilson Jr. (calf) were limited in practice Friday and are listed as questionable. CB Dontae Johnson (groin) practiced in full for a second straight day and has been removed from the injury report.
|Footballguys view: The 49ers will be without their starting safeties and one of their starting linebackers, and they already lost Nick Bosa, but the Patriots passing game isn't in a position to take advantage. Whether or not Wilson plays is a key to Jerick McKinnon and Jamycal Hasty's value this week.|
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Jaguars | Jacksonville's Week 7 injury report Fri Oct 23, 03:59 PM
Jacksonville Jaguars TE Tyler Eifert (neck), LB Myles Jack (ankle) and S Jarrod Wilson (hamstring) did not participate in practice Friday, Oct. 23, and have been ruled out for Week 7 against the Los Angeles Chargers. OG A.J. Cann (shoulder) did not practice for a second straight day Friday but is listed as questionable. WRs DJ Chark Jr. (ankle) and Laviska Shenault Jr. (hamstring) were limited in practice all week but no longer appear on the injury report. LB Dakota Allen (foot), DE Joshua Allen (knee), OT Ben Bartch (foot, knee), DE Adam Gotsis (non-injury), PK Josh Lambo (hip), OG Brandon Linder (non-injury), OG Andrew Norwell (ankle) and TE James O'Shaughnessy (non-injury) practiced in full Friday and have also been removed from the injury report.
|Footballguys view: Jack will be missed in coverage especially as the Jaguars defense is showing more cracks each week.|
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Chargers | Week 7 injury report for LA Chargers Fri Oct 23, 03:53 PM
Los Angeles Chargers OG Trai Turner (groin) did not practice all week and has been ruled out for Week 7 versus the Jacksonville Jaguars. OT Storm Norton (knee) also did not practice all week and is listed as doubtful. OT Bryan Bulaga (back) and WR K.J. Hill (hip) were limited in practice Friday, Oct. 23, and are listed as questionable. RB Justin Jackson (knee) and QB Tyrod Taylor (ribs) practiced in full Friday and are also listed as questionable. OT Sam Tevi (thumb, ankle) was downgraded to a limited practice Friday but removed from the injury report. WR Keenan Allen (back) and DT Linval Joseph (elbow) practiced in full Friday and also no longer appear on the injury report.
|Footballguys view: Bulaga's return would help the pass protection, but Justin Herbert has still thrived with the right side of his line out in recent weeks. Turner is a great run blocker, but the Chargers run game should still look good vs. Jacksonville.|
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Panthers | Week 7 injury report for Carolina Fri Oct 23, 03:43 PM
Carolina Panthers OG John Miller (ankle) did not participate in practice for a second straight day Friday, Oct. 23, and is listed as questionable for Week 7 versus the New Orleans Saints. CB Donte Jackson (toe) and WR Curtis Samuel (knee) were limited in practice all week and are also listed as questionable. CB CB Eli Apple (hamstring) practiced in full all week and is listed as questionable as well. DT Zachariah Kerr (toe), RB Trenton Cannon (neck), RB Mike Davis (ankle), PK Joey Slye (non-injury) and OT Trent Scott (non-injury) practiced in full Friday and have been removed from the injury report. CB Rasul Douglas (non-injury) was not given a practice designation Friday but is also expected to be available.
|Footballguys view: Samuel should be on the field against the Saints. The team has expressed a desire to get him more involved in the passing game.|
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Cowboys | Week 7 injury report for Dallas Fri Oct 23, 03:20 PM
Dallas Cowboys OT Brandon Knight (knee) and OG Zack Martin (concussion) did not practice all week and have been ruled out for Week 7 against the Washington Football Team. DE Aldon Smith (neck) was limited in practice for a second straight day Friday, Oct. 23, but has been removed from the injury report.
|Footballguys view: Martin being out is bad news for Andy Dalton, as he's the last healthy member of the Cowboys lines that were dominant in the past. The Washington defense could be a good play this week.|
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Saints | Emmanuel Sanders headed to COVID list Fri Oct 23, 03:14 PM
New Orleans Saints WR Emmanuel Sanders has been ruled out for Week 7 against the Carolina Panthers after he was placed on the Reserve/COVID-19 list Friday, Oct. 23.
|Footballguys view: The Saints will start Tre'Quan Smith and one of Deonte Harris or Marquez Callaway at wide receiver. Expect a lot of targets for Jared Cook and also a bigger offensive role for Latavius Murray in this game.|
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Packers | Aaron Jones could be a GTD Fri Oct 23, 02:54 PM
Updating a previous report, Green Bay Packers RB Aaron Jones (calf) suffered a 'very mild' calf strain during practice Thursday, Oct. 22, per a source, and was held out Friday. He is listed as questionable on the team's Week 7 injury report and wants to play Sunday in Houston, but it's likely headed toward a game-time decision.
|Footballguys view: The Packers staff is conservative, but the head coach said that Jones is more questionable than doubtful and Jones will apparently have a chance to show the team that he is healthy enough to play. Jamaal Williams and AJ Dillon will split the work if Jones can't go, with Williams likely getting the passing down snaps.|
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Bengals | Cincinnati's Week 7 injury report Fri Oct 23, 02:49 PM
Cincinnati Bengals CB William Jackson III (concussion) and RB Joe Mixon (foot) did not practice all week and have been ruled out for Week 7 versus the Cleveland Browns. WR John Ross (illness) was added to the injury report and did not practice Friday, Oct. 23; he is listed as questionable. S Shawn Williams (hamstring) was limited in practice all week and is also listed as questionable. DT Geno Atkins (non-injury), LB Markus Bailey (neck), DE Khalid Kareem (illness), WR Auden Tate (shoulder) and CB Darius Phillips (illness) practiced in full Friday and no longer appear on the injury report. DE Carlos Dunlap (non-injury) and WR A.J. Green (non-injury) were not given a practice designation Friday but are also expected to play.
|Footballguys view: Jackson is Cincinnati's best cover corner. His absence will help Odell Beckham, who beat him for a long touchdown in the first matchup and the refs miss a hold on another deep target when Beckham was breaking open.|
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Titans | Week 7 injury report for Tennessee Fri Oct 23, 02:42 PM
Tennessee Titans DE Jadeveon Clowney (knee), TE MyCole Pruitt (illness), OT Isaiah Wilson (illness), DL DaQuan Jones (foot), OT Dennis Kelly (knee), TE Jonnu Smith (ankle) and WR A.J. Brown (knee) practiced in full Friday, Oct. 23, and have been removed from the injury report for Week 7 against the Pittsburgh Steelers.
|Footballguys view: Smith being off of the injury report is great news after he missed most of Week 6. He'll be a key piece against the Steelers aggressive defense.|
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Bills | Buffalo's injury report for Week 7 Fri Oct 23, 02:23 PM
Buffalo Bills WR John Brown (knee), LB Tyrel Dodson (hamstring), OG Cody Ford (knee) and TE Dawson Knox (calf) did not practice all week and have been ruled out for Week 7 versus the New York Jets. CB Josh Norman (hamstring) did not practice Friday, Oct. 23, and has also been ruled out. CB Cam Lewis (wrist) and LB Matt Milano (pectoral) were limited in practice all week and are listed as questionable. CB Tre'Davious White (back) did not practice Friday and is also listed as questionable. QB Jake Fromm (non-injury) was limited in practice all week but is expected to be available. QB Josh Allen (shoulder) and S Jaquan Johnson (back) practiced in full Friday and have been removed from the injury report. TE Tyler Kroft (non-injury) was not given a practice designation Friday but is also expected to play.
|Footballguys view: White is a key piece of the Bills defense. If he's out, Breshad Perriman becomes a much more intriguing play with Sam Darnold also back.|
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Bills | John Brown ruled out Week 7 Fri Oct 23, 02:18 PM
Buffalo Bills WR John Brown (knee) on Friday, Oct. 23, was ruled out of the team's Week 7 game against the New York Jets.
|Footballguys view: Gabriel Davis and Cole Beasley become better plays with this news. Brown had one score and was open for a second in the first matchup between these teams.|
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Chiefs | Sammy Watkins likely out again Fri Oct 23, 02:10 PM
Kansas City Chiefs WR Sammy Watkins (hamstring) isn't likely to play in Week 7 against the Denver Broncos on Sunday, Oct. 25, head coach Andy Reid said Friday.
|Footballguys view: Demarcus Robinson gets another start and Mecole Hardman maybe an extra target or two against the Broncos secondary that should get back AJ Bouye this week.|
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Steelers | Pittsburgh's Week 7 injury report Fri Oct 23, 02:09 PM
Pittsburgh Steelers CB Mike Hilton (shoulder) and FB Derek Watt (hamstring) did not practice all week and have been ruled out for Week 7 against the Tennessee Titans. QB Ben Roethlisberger (non-injury), WR Diontae Johnson (back), WR JuJu Smith-Schuster (knee), C Maurkice Pouncey (foot), OG David DeCastro (abdomen) and DE Stephon Tuitt (non-injury) practiced in full Friday, Oct. 23, and no longer appear on the injury report.
|Footballguys view: Hilton is a big time playmaker in the Steelers defense from the slot, so this may help Adam Humphries outlook this week.|
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Panthers | Trent Scott activated to roster Fri Oct 23, 01:42 PM
Carolina Panthers OL Trent Scott on Friday, Oct. 23, was activated off the Reserve/COVID-19 and placed CB Rasul Douglas on the the Reserve/COVID-19 list.
|Footballguys view: Douglas was turning his career around with the Panthers after being a third-round pick of the Eagles in 2017. At least the Saints are likely to be without their top two receivers.|
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Panthers | Joey Slye off COVID list Fri Oct 23, 01:37 PM
Carolina Panthers PK Joey Slye on Friday, Oct. 23, was activated off the Reserve/COVID-19 list.
|Footballguys view: Slye will be available for the game in the Superdome this week.|
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Eagles | DeSean Jackson headed to IR Fri Oct 23, 01:13 PM
Updating a previous report, Philadelphia Eagles WR DeSean Jackson's high-ankle sprain was confirmed in an MRI on Friday, Oct. 23, and he will be placed on the Reserve/Injured list, according to a source.
|Footballguys view: Perhaps the Eagles will think twice about having him field punts when he returns. Jalen Reagor has one less obstacle to production when he returns from his elbow injury.|
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Steelers | Devin Bush placed on IR Fri Oct 23, 01:04 PM
Pittsburgh Steelers LB Devin Bush (knee) on Friday, Oct. 24, was placed on the Reserve/Injured list.
|Footballguys view: Robert Spillane will replace Bush, and he looked up to the task last week vs. Cleveland. If the Steelers defense suffers greatly without Bush, it will likely be in the task of covering running backs out of the backfield as receivers.|
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Browns | Austin Hooper out with appendectomy Fri Oct 23, 12:51 PM
Cleveland Browns TE Austin Hooper (appendix) is undergoing an appendectomy Friday, Oct. 23, and will miss the team's Week 7 game against the Cincinnati Bengals, head coach Kevin Stefanski announced.
|Footballguys view: Harrison Bryant and David Njoku will split the passing game work with Hooper out, and Njoku will get a chance to show what he can do for teams that might be interested in the trade market. Both are just desperation plays.|
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Bengals | Joe Mixon out Week 7 Fri Oct 23, 12:23 PM
Cincinnati Bengals RB Joe Mixon (foot) on Friday, Oct. 23, was ruled out of the Week 7 game Sunday against the Cleveland Browns, head coach Zac Taylor said.
|Footballguys view: Giovani Bernard will get the start, but Samaje Perine and Trayveon Williams could also figure into the mix. With a Week 9 bye, the Bengals could be inclined to let Mixon rest his foot for three weeks before playing on it again because he'll only miss two games.|
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Eagles | Lane Johnson update Fri Oct 23, 11:50 AM
Updating previous reports, Philadelphia Eagles OT Lane Johnson (knee) has a Grade 1 medial collateral ligament.
|Footballguys view: Johnson might not be back for next week and the Eagles have a Week 9 bye, so he could miss only one game even though the Eagles may have forced him back onto the field too early on Thursday.|
Giants | Sterling Shepard scores in return Fri Oct 23, 02:42 AM
New York Giants WR Sterling Shepard had six receptions, 59 yards and a touchdown against the Philadelphia Eagles on Thursday, Oct. 22. Shepard was targeted eight times.
|Footballguys view: Shepard should be added in all formats if he wasn't already. Daniel Jones is obviously most comfortable throwing to him in the short and intermediate range and should be targeted frequently against the Bucs next week.|
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Giants | Darius Slayton held in check Fri Oct 23, 02:30 AM
New York Giants WR Darius Slayton had two catches (on four targets) for 23 yards in Week 7 against the Philadelphia Eagles.
|Footballguys view: Slayton faced Darius Slay and with Sterling Shepard back Daniel Jones didn't feel the need to force the ball to him. Next week against Tampa Bay will be a boom/bust outlook for Slayton, whose value is temporarily hurt but could still be on the rise with a weak second half schedule coming up for the Giants.|
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Giants | Six grabs for Evan Engram Fri Oct 23, 02:04 AM
New York Giants TE Evan Engram caught six passes for 46 yards in Week 7 against the Philadelphia Eagles. He also carried the ball twice for three yards.
|Footballguys view: Engram still isn't being used as a downfield receiver often enough and he dropped a pass that could have iced the game. It's not outlandish to see him as a trade deadline target with his poor performance and speaking out about his usage recently.|
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Giants | Wayne Gallman scores in loss Fri Oct 23, 01:52 AM
New York Giants RB Wayne Gallman carried the ball 10 times for 34 yards and a touchdown against the Philadelphia Eagles on Thursday, Oct. 22. Gallman added five receptions for 20 yards.
|Footballguys view: Gallman was productive with his work, but he might not get the start next week since Devonta Freeman has an extra three days to rest and heal after the Thursday night game. Tampa is up next week so whoever starts will have a dim outlook.|
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Giants | Daniel Jones has memorable evening Fri Oct 23, 01:30 AM
New York Giants QB Daniel Jones completed 20 of his 30 pass attempts for 187 yards, two touchdowns and an interception against the Philadelphia Eagles on Thursday, Oct. 22. He ran four times for 92 yards and also lost a fumble.
|Footballguys view: Jones was alone in the open field on a long run but got tripped up by the turf monster. He was faster than any quarterback in the last two years on the run, and he also got some more intermediate throws called with Sterling Shepard back. The Tampa defense is rough next week, but after that Jones may become streamer worthy and his value is definitely on the rise in 2QB/Superflex leagues.|
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Eagles | Richard Rodgers leads team in receiving Fri Oct 23, 01:13 AM
Philadelphia Eagles TE Richard Rodgers had six receptions for 85 yards in the team's Week 7 win over the New York Giants.
|Footballguys view: Rodgers looks like he'll be a viable TE1 while we are waiting for Dallas Goedert to return. He was a nondescript play with Green Bay, so this really should remind you just how strong the tight end position is for fantasy in the Eagles offense.|