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Eagle center Jason Kelce practice in full on Friday and is questionable for Week 8 against the Cardinals. | 10/24/2014 10:37 PM
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Eagle center Jason Kelce practice in full on Friday and is questionable for Week 8 against the Cardinals.
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Impact
Kelce is still not expected to play this Sunday, but he is on pace to return next week. He will be an immediate upgrade in the middle of the Philadelphia offensive line, which has really struggled without him. LeSean McCoy owners cannot wait for Kelce to get back on the field.
Lions receiver Golden Tate is a must-start in Week 8. | 10/24/2014 10:33 PM
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Lions receiver Golden Tate is a must-start in Week 8.
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It is unlikely Calvin Johnson suits up for the game in London on Sunday morning. That leaves Tate as Matthew Stafford's No. 1 target once again. Tate has 10 catches for 154 yards and a touchdown last week versus the Saints.
Lions receiver Calvin Johnson is not likely going to play in Week 8 in London according to ESPN's Ed Werner. | 10/24/2014 10:28 PM
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Lions receiver Calvin Johnson is not likely going to play in Week 8 in London according to ESPN's Ed Werner.
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Impact
Werder reports Lions coach Jim Caldwell is thinking big picture and with the Lions bye a week away, he will likely sit Megatron and Reggie Bush. We expect the Lions to continue to rely heavily on Joique Bell and Golden Tate. Those guys are must-starts.
Saints running back Mark Ingram could be in for a big day against the Packers on Sunday night. | 10/24/2014 7:41 PM
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Saints running back Mark Ingram could be in for a big day against the Packers on Sunday night.
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Impact
Ingram will likely get a majority of the carries for New Orleans in Week 8 as Khiry Robinson and Pierre Thomas have both been ruled out. Ingram had just 16 yards on 10 carries versus the Lions last Sunday, but the Packers are the No. 31 ranked rush defense in the league.
Saints running back Khiry Robinson has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Packers due to a forearm injury. | 10/24/2014 7:40 PM
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Saints running back Khiry Robinson has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Packers due to a forearm injury.
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Impact
Robinson referred to his own injury as "a little boo-boo", but the Saints are obviously taking it more seriously. Mark Ingram and Travaris Cadet will get all the work out of the New Orleans backfield against the 31st ranked rush defense versus Green Bay.
New England running back Shane Vereen missed Friday's practice due to illness, but is expected to be ready for Sunday's game. | 10/24/2014 4:25 PM
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New England running back Shane Vereen missed Friday's practice due to illness, but is expected to be ready for Sunday's game.
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Impact
Vereen took advantage of the injury to Stevan Ridley and posted 114 combined tards and two touchdowns. Fantasy owners are expecting another solid effort against the Bears.
Ravens tight end Owen Daniels has his knee scoped on Friday and is expected to miss 2-4 weeks. | 10/24/2014 2:32 PM
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Ravens tight end Owen Daniels has his knee scoped on Friday and is expected to miss 2-4 weeks.
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Impact
The Ravens are likely to use Crockett Gillmore, though you may see more three-wide sets.
Ravens backup tight end Crockett Gillmore is expected to start with Owen Daniels sidelined by a knee injury, according to Aaron Wilson of The Baltimore Sun. | 10/24/2014 2:30 PM
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Ravens backup tight end Crockett Gillmore is expected to start with Owen Daniels sidelined by a knee injury, according to Aaron Wilson of The Baltimore Sun.
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Impact
Gillmore has just three catches on the season for 29 yards, but is likely to get a couple of weeks as a starter. Fantasy owners would have to be willing to gamble big to start the untested rookie.
Colts tight end Dwayne Allen could see additional targets with veteran Reggie Wayne (elbow) out of the lineup. | 10/24/2014 2:25 PM
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Colts tight end Dwayne Allen could see additional targets with veteran Reggie Wayne (elbow) out of the lineup.
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Impact
Allen is the team's second best pass catcher behind T.Y. Hilton with Wayne sidelined. he has scored in five of seven games this season and we like his chances to go big.
Colts receiver Reggie Wayne (elbow) is out for Week 8's matchup against Pittsburgh. | 10/24/2014 2:22 PM
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Colts receiver Reggie Wayne (elbow) is out for Week 8's matchup against Pittsburgh.
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Impact
Wayne has only posted fantasy-worthy numbers once this season and is more security blanket for Andrew Luck than fantasy asset. Donte Moncrief is likelt to see more of an increase than Hakeen Nicks.
Colts running back Ahmad Bradshaw becomes a very good fantasy option with Trent Richardson likely sideline by a hamstring injury. | 10/24/2014 2:19 PM
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Colts running back Ahmad Bradshaw becomes a very good fantasy option with Trent Richardson likely sideline by a hamstring injury.
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Impact
Bradhaw is averaging almost 60 ypg and a touchdown playing behind Richardson. Now he'll likely have the workload all to himself.
Colts running back Trent Richardson should be downgraded to doubtful after missing Friday's practice and making it a clean sweep for the week. | 10/24/2014 2:17 PM
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Colts running back Trent Richardson should be downgraded to doubtful after missing Friday's practice and making it a clean sweep for the week.
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Impact
Playing part-time behind Richardson, Ahmad Bradhaw is averaging almost 60 ypg and a touchdown. With Richardson out, Bradshaw becomes a very good fantasy option.
Bengals receiver A.J. Green didn't practice Friday and can't be considered anything but doubtful for Sunday. | 10/24/2014 2:14 PM
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Bengals receiver A.J. Green didn't practice Friday and can't be considered anything but doubtful for Sunday.
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Impact
Green's fantasy owners should have another plan in place because it's not looking good for him to start in Week 8. Mohamed Sanu owners get a reprieve.
Lions receiver Calvin Johnson (ankle) is expected to be a game-time decision. | 10/24/2014 2:11 PM
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Lions receiver Calvin Johnson (ankle) is expected to be a game-time decision.
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Impact
Fortunately for fantasy owners, game-time is 9:30 p.m. Sunday morning so if he doesn't play you have plenty of time to make your alternate plans. Golden Tate will continue to be a borderline WR1 for Sunday's tilt against the Falcons if Megatron sits.
Lions receiver Calvin Johnson (ankle) is expected to be a game-time decision. | 10/24/2014 2:11 PM
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Lions receiver Calvin Johnson (ankle) is expected to be a game-time decision.
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Impact
Fortunately for fantasy owners, game-time is 9:30 a.m. Sunday morning so if he doesn't play you have plenty of time to make your alternate plans. Golden Tate will continue to be a borderline WR1 for Sunday's tilt against the Falcons if Megatron sits.
Detroit rookie tight end Eric Ebron (hamstring) isn't expected to play, though coach Jim Caldwell said there was a slim chance he or Joseph Fauria could play against the Falcons. | 10/24/2014 2:09 PM
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Detroit rookie tight end Eric Ebron (hamstring) isn't expected to play, though coach Jim Caldwell said there was a slim chance he or Joseph Fauria could play against the Falcons.
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Impact
Seems like Matthew Stafford will be missing another weapon Sunday. Reggie Bush, Calvin Johnson and the tight ends are all questionable or worse.
Detroit running back Reggie Bush is not practicing again Friday, but claims he'll be ready for Sunday against Atlanta, according to Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press. | 10/24/2014 2:02 PM
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Detroit running back Reggie Bush is not practicing again Friday, but claims he'll be ready for Sunday against Atlanta, according to Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press.
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Impact
Bush has admitted that the ankle still isn't healed and is bothering him and after his invisible performance in Week 7 fantasy owners shouldn't expect anything against Atlanta in Week 8.
Ravens left tackle Eugene Monroe is expected to return to the starting lineup in Week 8. | 10/24/2014 1:59 PM
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Ravens left tackle Eugene Monroe is expected to return to the starting lineup in Week 8.
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Impact
His return should help quarterback Joe Fkacco significantly as Jame Hurt yielded three sacks in the Colts game and racked up a number of holding penalties against the Falcons.
San Diego receiver Eddie Royal's caught just three balls for 29 yards in The Thursday night loss to Denver. | 10/24/2014 9:42 AM
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San Diego receiver Eddie Royal's caught just three balls for 29 yards in The Thursday night loss to Denver.
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Impact
Royal has been quiet over the past four games with just 138 yards and one touchdown over the span. That's not fantasy worthy.
San Diego receiver Malcom Floyd left the game briefly after falling hard on his shoulder but returned to catch four balls for 58 yards. | 10/24/2014 9:40 AM
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San Diego receiver Malcom Floyd left the game briefly after falling hard on his shoulder but returned to catch four balls for 58 yards.
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Impact
He's a boom-or-bust receiver because he's the Charger's deep threat with Keenan Allen the possession receiver and Antonio Gates the red zone guy.
Chargers receiver Keenan Allen led the team with 13 targets, catching nine for 73 yards and a touchdown. | 10/24/2014 9:37 AM
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Chargers receiver Keenan Allen led the team with 13 targets, catching nine for 73 yards and a touchdown.
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Impact
With the Broncos great pass rush, short, quick passes were the strategy for the night which is why Allen finished the day with just an 8.1 yards-per-catch average.
Chargers tight end Antonio Gates continues to be Philip Rivers' favorite target in the red zone. | 10/24/2014 9:35 AM
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Chargers tight end Antonio Gates continues to be Philip Rivers' favorite target in the red zone.
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Impact
Some things never change. Gates is adept at getting just enough room for Rivers to stuff it in there. Thursday night he scored twice from inside the 10-yard line.
Chargers QB Philip Rivers was forced to throw more than he would like and ended up 30-of-41 for 252 yards, three scores and two interceptions. | 10/24/2014 9:33 AM
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Chargers QB Philip Rivers was forced to throw more than he would like and ended up 30-of-41 for 252 yards, three scores and two interceptions.
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Impact
It wasn't a great night, but it likely won't kill fantasy owners. Rivers is still producing top-five statistics at the quarterback position and one "off" night won't change that.
Charger rookie running back Branden Oliver was once again the workhorse (20 touches), but struggled to find any open space. | 10/24/2014 9:31 AM
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Charger rookie running back Branden Oliver was once again the workhorse (20 touches), but struggled to find any open space.
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Impact
Oliver carried the ball 13 times for just 36 yards and caught seven balls for 27 yards and didn't score. The Denver defense doesn't get noticed with their media-fed offense stealing the show, but they are pretty good and Oliver will have better days down the road against weaker teams.
Broncos receiver Wes Welker's best contributions Thursday noght didn't include catching the ball. | 10/24/2014 9:28 AM
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Broncos receiver Wes Welker's best contributions Thursday noght didn't include catching the ball.
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Impact
He blocked well on flanker screens and recovered an Emmanuel Sanders fumble late in the game. Welker is the fourth option these days behind the "Thomas Brothers" and Emmanuel Sanders, so his fantasy value is limited.
Broncos tight end Julius Thomas posted a second consecutive disappointing output, catching just two of six targets for 23 yards. | 10/24/2014 9:24 AM
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Broncos tight end Julius Thomas posted a second consecutive disappointing output, catching just two of six targets for 23 yards.
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Impact
Thomas has been living off touchdown passes without many yards and over the past two games it's caught up with him. It's inevitable that Peyton Manning will start finding him again.
Receiver Emmanuel Sanders was Peyton Mannings No. 1 receiver Thursday night catching all nine targets for 120 yards and three scores. | 10/24/2014 9:22 AM
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Receiver Emmanuel Sanders was Peyton Mannings No. 1 receiver Thursday night catching all nine targets for 120 yards and three scores.
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Impact
Sanders has mostly been used as a "move-the-chains-guy" with Demaryius Thomas and Julius Thomas doing the scoring - until Thursday night. He is averaging 90 yards per game receiving.
Just another solid performance from Broncos QB Peyton Manning threw for 286 yards and three touchdowns in Thursday night's 35-21 win over the Chargers. | 10/24/2014 9:19 AM
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Just another solid performance from Broncos QB Peyton Manning threw for 286 yards and three touchdowns in Thursday night's 35-21 win over the Chargers.
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Impact
Zero interceptions again for the third consecutive game. He could have easily had five touchdowns and 300 yards, but the team didn't need it. His average game of 304 passing yards and 3.14 touchdown passes has his fantasy smiling.
Denver backup running back Juwan Thompson has become the team's short yardage and goal line back. | 10/24/2014 9:15 AM
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Denver backup running back Juwan Thompson has become the team's short yardage and goal line back.
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Impact
In Thursday night's victory over San Diego, Thompson "stole" two touchdowns from starter Ronnie Hillman from inside the 2-yard line.
Broncos running back Ronnie Hillman rushed for 109 yards on 20 carries and caught three balls for 29 more yards. | 10/24/2014 9:13 AM
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Broncos running back Ronnie Hillman rushed for 109 yards on 20 carries and caught three balls for 29 more yards.
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Impact
Hillman also had a long touchdown run called back by a holding penalty and he appeared to be the fastest man on the field. Fantasy owners can't be happy, however, when Juwan Thompson vultured two short touchdown runs.
Broncos receiver Demaryius Thomas' expectations were so high heading into the Thursday night game against San Diego that his eight receptions for 105 yards almost feels like he let fantasy owners down. | 10/24/2014 9:10 AM
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Broncos receiver Demaryius Thomas' expectations were so high heading into the Thursday night game against San Diego that his eight receptions for 105 yards almost feels like he let fantasy owners down.
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Impact
After 521 yards and five touchdowns in the three previous weeks, his night was still a solid points producer and fantasy owners should continue be on him every week.
Redskins coach Jay Gruden indicated Robert Griffin III will return for Week 11 against the Buccaneers. | 10/23/2014 5:28 PM
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Redskins coach Jay Gruden indicated Robert Griffin III will return for Week 11 against the Buccaneers.
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Impact
There is still a small chance Griffin returns for Week 9 at Minnesota, but the wise choice for Gruden would be to hold his quarterback out through the Week 10 bye. Colt McCoy is expected to start in Week 8 against the Cowboys.
Bears tight end Martellus Bennett returned to practice on Thursday according to the Chicago Tribune. | 10/23/2014 5:24 PM
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Bears tight end Martellus Bennett returned to practice on Thursday according to the Chicago Tribune.
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Impact
Bennett got a limited practice session in on Thursday, so he is on track to play in Week 8. He has not scored since Week 3, but he continues to get catches and yards. If someone other than Matt Forte scores against New England this week, it will likely be Bennett since the giant Bears receivers draw Darrelle Revis.
Bears tight end Martellus Bennett returned to practice on Thursday according to the Chicago Tribune. | 10/23/2014 5:24 PM
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Bears tight end Martellus Bennett returned to practice on Thursday according to the Chicago Tribune.
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Impact
Bennett got a limited practice session in on Thursday, so he is on track to play in Week 8. He has not scored since Week 3, but he continues to get catches and yards. If someone other than Matt Forte scores against New England this week, it will likely be Bennett since the giant Bears receivers draw Darrelle Revis.
Ravens tight end Owen Daniels has not practiced yet this week according to The Baltimore Sun. | 10/23/2014 5:21 PM
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Ravens tight end Owen Daniels has not practiced yet this week according to The Baltimore Sun.
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Impact
Offensive coordinator Gary Kubiak said he is fine, so the Ravens aren't concerned Daniels will miss Week 8. Daniels remains a sneaky start against the struggling Bengals defense.
Jaguars coach Gus Bradley confirmed Thursday Denard Robinson will remain the starting running back for Week 8 even though Toby Gerhart is back. | 10/23/2014 5:09 PM
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Jaguars coach Gus Bradley confirmed Thursday Denard Robinson will remain the starting running back for Week 8 even though Toby Gerhart is back.
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Impact
Robinson ran 22 times for 127 yards against the Browns, so Bradley is sticking with what works. Gerhart has been disappointing since joining Jacksonville. Gerhart will get some carries, but Robinson is the only Jaguars running back worth starting in fantasy.
Saints tight end Jimmy Graham remained limited in Thursday's practice due to his shoulder injury according to Mike Triplett of ESPN. | 10/23/2014 5:02 PM
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Saints tight end Jimmy Graham remained limited in Thursday's practice due to his shoulder injury according to Mike Triplett of ESPN.
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Impact
Graham will probably remain limited in practice the rest of the week. Unless he suffers a setback, Graham will play, but the question remains how involved will he be. He saw just two targets and no catches last week against the Lions. He has tremendous upside because he is Jimmy Graham, but if owners somehow have another capable tight end, it is worth to consider sitting Graham.
Panthers running back Jonathan Stewart will get another game without having to share carries with DeAngelo Williams who will miss his fourth consecutive contest. | 10/23/2014 3:58 PM
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Panthers running back Jonathan Stewart will get another game without having to share carries with DeAngelo Williams who will miss his fourth consecutive contest.
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Impact
Stewart rushed for 50 yards on 13 carries and the only other running back to carry it last Sunday was Chris Ogbonnaya (five times). He's a viable low-end fantasy option.
Panthers running back DeAngelo Williams will miss Week 8 due to his ongoing ankle issues. | 10/23/2014 3:54 PM
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Panthers running back DeAngelo Williams will miss Week 8 due to his ongoing ankle issues.
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Impact
Williams will miss his fourth consecutive game. With Jonathan Stewart returning to the starting lineup last weekend, Williams can take his time getting better and not try to rush back too soon. The injury to Williams makes Stewart a viable fantasy option.
Titans receiver Kendall Wright caught six passes for 68 yards and a touchdown against the Redskins in Week 7, but will be hard-pressed to match that in Week 8 against Houston. | 10/23/2014 3:12 PM
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Titans receiver Kendall Wright caught six passes for 68 yards and a touchdown against the Redskins in Week 7, but will be hard-pressed to match that in Week 8 against Houston.
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Impact
Wright will be receiving passes from untested sixth-round rookie QB Zach Mettenberger, who will likely be running for his life from J.J. Watt and Jadeveon Clowney.
Titans rookie quarterback Zach Mettenberger will start in Week 8 against Houston with Jake Locker (thumb) as the backup. | 10/23/2014 3:08 PM
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Titans rookie quarterback Zach Mettenberger will start in Week 8 against Houston with Jake Locker (thumb) as the backup.
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Impact
This can't be good for anyone on the Tennessee offense and fantasy owners should avoid Titans receivers unless forced at gunpoint.
The Titans will start sixth-round rookie Zach Mettenberger at quarterback coach Ken Whisenhunt said Thursday. | 10/23/2014 3:03 PM
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The Titans will start sixth-round rookie Zach Mettenberger at quarterback coach Ken Whisenhunt said Thursday.
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Impact
Jake Locker is in a contract year and is too injury prone to commit to long-term. Charlie Whitehurst is not the answer at quarterback either. Everyone should jump on the Houston Texans defernse, particularly if Jadeveon Clowney returns.
If Colts starter Reggie Wayne (elbow) misses Week 8, rookie Donte Moncrief could see additional work. | 10/23/2014 2:37 PM
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If Colts starter Reggie Wayne (elbow) misses Week 8, rookie Donte Moncrief could see additional work.
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Impact
Moncrief actually saw more snaps than veteran Hakeem Nicks. Still, he's not likely going to be fantasy worthy. The Colts use tight ends like wideouts and it's more than likely that Dwayne Allen and Coby Fleener would see increased targets than the rookie.
Bengals receiver Mohamed Sanu was a big fantasy disappointment in Week 7 against the Colts, but he likely gets another chance to star with A.J. Green not expected to go in Week 8. | 10/23/2014 1:27 PM
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Bengals receiver Mohamed Sanu was a big fantasy disappointment in Week 7 against the Colts, but he likely gets another chance to star with A.J. Green not expected to go in Week 8.
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Impact
Sanu only had three catches for 54 yards last weekend, but he did see nine targets. Andy Dalton has looked his way often when Green has been sidelined as indicated by his 32 targets in the past three games.
Bengals receiver A.J. Green did practice Thursday after missing Wednesday's session, according to Geoff Hobson of bengals.com. | 10/23/2014 1:24 PM
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Bengals receiver A.J. Green did practice Thursday after missing Wednesday's session, according to Geoff Hobson of bengals.com.
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Impact
Green's fantasy owners should have another plan in place because it's not looking good for him to start in Week 8. Mohamed Sanu owners get a reprieve.
Colts receiver Reggie Wayne (elbow) didn't practice Thursday, according to Stephen Holder of the Indianapolis Star. | 10/23/2014 1:19 PM
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Colts receiver Reggie Wayne (elbow) didn't practice Thursday, according to Stephen Holder of the Indianapolis Star.
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Impact
Wayne has only posted fantasy-worthy numbers once this season and is more security blanket for Andrew Luck than fantasy asset. Expect him to miss one or two weeks with this injury.
Texans outside linebacker Jadeveon Clowney (knee) has his knee is still sore, but he can push through it, according to John McClain of the Houston Chronicle. | 10/23/2014 1:13 PM
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Texans outside linebacker Jadeveon Clowney (knee) has his knee is still sore, but he can push through it, according to John McClain of the Houston Chronicle.
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Impact
Clowney was close to returning in Week 7 and listed as questionable for Week 8, but it sounds like he's ready to give it a try. The addition of Clowney to the Texans defense would make them a top Week 8 choice against a suspect Tennessee offense.
Falcons receiver Julio Jones was limited in Wednesday's practice, but was a full participant in Thursday's session and should be in all fantasy lineups Sunday morning. | 10/23/2014 11:58 AM
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Falcons receiver Julio Jones was limited in Wednesday's practice, but was a full participant in Thursday's session and should be in all fantasy lineups Sunday morning.
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Impact
Many players take Wednesday's practice off and it's not a real indicator of whether a player is ready for Sunday. Jones and the Falcons face a Lions defense which has stubbornly yielded a league-low seven touchdown passes this season (tied with Baltimore).
Cardinals running back Andre Ellington (partial tendon tear) says his foot isn't going to feel better until after the season is over., according to Cardinals reporter Mike Jurecki. | 10/23/2014 11:51 AM
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Cardinals running back Andre Ellington (partial tendon tear) says his foot isn't going to feel better until after the season is over., according to Cardinals reporter Mike Jurecki.
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Impact
Ellington's injury isn't hurting his workload, he's averaging 26 touches and 108 combined yards per game, but he's only averaging 3.7 ypc in 2014 versus 5.5 ypc last season.
Lions running back Joique Bell may have the bulk of the backfield work to himself in Week 8 as reggie Bush continues to struggle with an ankle injury. | 10/23/2014 11:44 AM
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Lions running back Joique Bell may have the bulk of the backfield work to himself in Week 8 as reggie Bush continues to struggle with an ankle injury.
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Impact
Bush has admitted that the ankle is bothering him. His absence would make Bell a solid fantasy option.
Detroit running back Reggie Bush is not practicing Thursday, according to Lions beat writer Tim Twentyman. | 10/23/2014 11:43 AM
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Detroit running back Reggie Bush is not practicing Thursday, according to Lions beat writer Tim Twentyman.
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Impact
Bush has admitted that the ankle still isn't healed and is bothering him and after his invisible performance in Week 7 fantasy owners shouldn't expect anything against Atlanta in Week 8. His absence would make Joique Bell a solid fantasy option.
Vikings tight end Kyle Rudolph (sports hernia) did a little stretching and running Wednesday, according to a FOX Sports report. | 10/23/2014 11:38 AM
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Vikings tight end Kyle Rudolph (sports hernia) did a little stretching and running Wednesday, according to a FOX Sports report.
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Impact
It's the first we have heard of his rehab progress. He was expected to miss 6-8 weeks after the late-September surgery.
Patriots cornerback Darrelle Revis was late for Tuesday's practice, but is not expected to miss any game time over the issue. | 10/23/2014 11:05 AM
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Patriots cornerback Darrelle Revis was late for Tuesday's practice, but is not expected to miss any game time over the issue.
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Impact
Revis appologized to coach Bill Belichick for oversleeping. I guess when you are the best cover corner in the NFL and your team is facing one of the toughest pair of receivers in the league (Brandon Marshall and Alshon Jeffery) a little extra rest isn't a bad thing.
Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles took a huge hit from Brandon Flower in Week 7, but it doesn't appear it will have a lasting effect. | 10/23/2014 11:01 AM
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Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles took a huge hit from Brandon Flower in Week 7, but it doesn't appear it will have a lasting effect.
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Impact
Charles rushed 22 times for 95 yards and a score, but on Tuesday admitted the blow had him seeing "light bulbs around my eyes" for a couple of plays. Coming from a guy who suffered a concussion in the Chiefs January playoff game its a concern. But for now keep starting him.
The Nashville Tennessean reports the Titans will start sixth-round rookie Zach Mettenberger at quarterback against the Texans in Week 8. | 10/22/2014 10:57 PM
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The Nashville Tennessean reports the Titans will start sixth-round rookie Zach Mettenberger at quarterback against the Texans in Week 8.
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Impact
Coach Ken Whisenhunt has officially given up on the season. Jake Locker is in a contract year, and he is too injury prone to commit to long-term. Charlie Whitehurst is not the answer at quarterback either. So Whisenhunt is getting a look at the rookie from LSU.
NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports teams have been calling the Titans about Nate Washington. | 10/22/2014 9:28 PM
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NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports teams have been calling the Titans about Nate Washington.
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Impact
This likely just means the Titans would like to trade their wide receiver. Justin Hunter is the team's new No. 2 WR, and Washington is taking up cap and roster space. It is unlikely that Tennessee gets anyone to bite on his 4.8 million base salary since he can't even earn a starting role on the Titans.
Raiders linebacker LaMarr Woodley is expected to miss the rest of the season due to a torn biceps muscle according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network. | 10/22/2014 8:54 PM
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Raiders linebacker LaMarr Woodley is expected to miss the rest of the season due to a torn biceps muscle according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network.
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Impact
Woodley only had five tackles and zero sacks in six games, anyway, so the Raiders really won't miss him. Woodley's sacks totals have been in steady decline since 2009. He has one more season on the deal Woodley signed with Oakland this past offseason, but the Raiders will likely release him this spring.
Cardinals running back Andre Ellington (ribs, foot) was limited during Wednesday's practice session. | 10/22/2014 3:57 PM
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Cardinals running back Andre Ellington (ribs, foot) was limited during Wednesday's practice session.
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Impact
There does not seem to be any issues with Ellington's injuries, putting him on track to be an RB1 this weekend against the Eagles.
Bengals running back Giovani Bernard (ribs) was a limited participant in Wednesday's practice. | 10/22/2014 3:52 PM
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Bengals running back Giovani Bernard (ribs) was a limited participant in Wednesday's practice.
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Impact
He was most likely limited as a result of taking a few big hits in Sunday's loss to Indianapolis. The injury is not considered serious, making Bernard an RB1 option for Week 8 against Baltimore.
Titans running back Shonn Greene (hamstring) was limited during Wednesday's practice. | 10/22/2014 3:12 PM
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Titans running back Shonn Greene (hamstring) was limited during Wednesday's practice.
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Impact
It is a step in the right direction for Greene, as he has failed to practice over the past two weeks. Even if he is able to suit up, Bishop Sankey will most likely lead the team in carries.
Jets receiver Percy Harvin is not expected to be a major factor for Week 8's matchup against Buffalo. | 10/22/2014 3:04 PM
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Jets receiver Percy Harvin is not expected to be a major factor for Week 8's matchup against Buffalo.
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Impact
Coach Rex Ryan declared that it is "unrealistic" to expect Harvin to play 50 offensive snaps, without knowing the entire offense. He will likely handle kickoff and punt return duties, along with seeing around 20-to-25 snaps on the offensive side of the ball. Consider Harvin a WR4 until he is guarenteed more game action.
Titans quarterback Jake Locker (thumb) got in a limited practice during Wednesday's session. | 10/22/2014 3:00 PM
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Titans quarterback Jake Locker (thumb) got in a limited practice during Wednesday's session.
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Impact
Coach Ken Whisenhunt expects Locker to return for Week 8, but that will depend on the amount of reps he is able to handle the rest of the week. We should have more clarity on his status after Thursday's practice.
Bears tight end Martellus Bennett (hamstring) was absent from Wednesday's practice. | 10/22/2014 2:57 PM
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Bears tight end Martellus Bennett (hamstring) was absent from Wednesday's practice.
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Impact
He played his normal amount of stats during Week 7 against Miami, so it is tough to figure out when he got hurt. Assuming Bennett is able to return to practice this week, he will be a low-end TE1 for Week 8 against the Patriots.
Buccaneers wide receiver Vincent Jackson (ribs) did not practice on Wednesday. | 10/22/2014 2:28 PM
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Buccaneers wide receiver Vincent Jackson (ribs) did not practice on Wednesday.
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Impact
Tampa Bay is seemingly playing it safe with Jackson, as he should be back at practice tomorrow. He is expected to be a full-go for Week 8 against Minnesota, and should be cosidered a WR2 for the matchup.
Coach Jeff Fisher stated that "it'll be a week-to-week thing" at running back, as the season progresses. | 10/22/2014 2:14 PM
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Coach Jeff Fisher stated that "it'll be a week-to-week thing" at running back, as the season progresses.
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Impact
This is terrible news for owners who own Tre Mason, Zac Stacy, or Benny Cunningham. Mason shined during Week 7, but it is anybody's guess who will play well moving forward.
Jacksonville running back Toby Gerhart (foot) is expected to return to practice on Wednesday. | 10/22/2014 1:59 PM
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Jacksonville running back Toby Gerhart (foot) is expected to return to practice on Wednesday.
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Impact
It will most likely be in limited fashion, and Gerhart should be considered questionable at best heading into Week 8. Denard Robinson has earned his carries, and as a result Gerhart will probably be more of a goaline back.
Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III (ankle) took the first rep amongst the signal-callers during Wednesday's practice. UPDATE: According to Marie Russini of NBC Washington, there is "NO chance" Griffin plays Monday night against Dallas. | 10/22/2014 1:57 PM
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Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III (ankle) took the first rep amongst the signal-callers during Wednesday's practice. UPDATE: According to Marie Russini of NBC Washington, there is "NO chance" Griffin plays Monday night against Dallas.
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Impact
This hardly means that he is at 100 percent, which coach Jay Gruden said he would have to be at, if Griffin wants to start on Monday night. We expect Colt McCoy to get the nod for Week 8, with Griffin having a chance to get back under center for Week 9.
Bengals receiver A.J. Green was unable to practice during Wednesday's session. | 10/22/2014 1:27 PM
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Bengals receiver A.J. Green was unable to practice during Wednesday's session.
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Impact
There was hope that Green would return for Week 8, but that hope took a hit on Wednesday. Owners need to monitor his progress throughout the week.
Lions receiver Calvin Johnson (ankle) did not practice on Wednesday. UPDATE: Johnson was able to get in a limited practice session on Wednesday, but is still unlikely to play, according to the Detroit Free Press. | 10/22/2014 1:25 PM
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Lions receiver Calvin Johnson (ankle) did not practice on Wednesday. UPDATE: Johnson was able to get in a limited practice session on Wednesday, but is still unlikely to play, according to the Detroit Free Press.
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Impact
Johnson traveled with the team to London, but there is a slim chance that he plays. Detroit has their bye during Week 9, and owners should hope that he returns for Week 10. In the meantime Golden Tate will continue to be a borderline WR1 for Sunday's tilt against the Falcons.
Bills backup running back Bryce Brown was working with the second team in Wednesday's practice according to Bills reporter Mike Rodak. | 10/22/2014 1:13 PM
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Bills backup running back Bryce Brown was working with the second team in Wednesday's practice according to Bills reporter Mike Rodak.
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Impact
Things could, of course, change over the next few days. Brown and Anthony Dixon figure to share the time and we think Brown is the more explosive of the two, but the bigger Dixon is likely to get the goal line work.
Bills running back Anthony Dixon was working with Kyle Orton and the first team in Wednesday's practice, according to Bill reporter Mike Rodak. | 10/22/2014 1:10 PM
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Bills running back Anthony Dixon was working with Kyle Orton and the first team in Wednesday's practice, according to Bill reporter Mike Rodak.
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Impact
Dixon and fellow running back Bryce Brown figure to share the time and we think Brown is the more explosive of the two, but the bigger Dixon is likely to get the goal line work.
Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III took the first rep amongst the signal-callers during Wednesday's practice. | 10/22/2014 12:21 PM
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Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III took the first rep amongst the signal-callers during Wednesday's practice.
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Impact
This hardly means that he is at 100 percent, which coach Jay Gruden said he would have to be at, if Griffin wants to start on Monday night. We expect Colt McCoy to get the nod for Week 8, with Griffin having a chance to get back under center for Week 9.
Lions receiver Calvin Johnson did not practice on Wednesday. | 10/22/2014 11:23 AM
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Lions receiver Calvin Johnson did not practice on Wednesday.
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Impact
Johnson traveled with the team to London, but there is a slim chance that he plays. Detroit has their bye during Week 9, and owners should hope that he returns for Week 10. In the meantime Golden Tate will continue to be a borderline WR1 for Sunday's tilt against the Falcons.
Giants receiver Rueben Randle is expected to see more time in the slot, according to wide receiver coach Sean Ryan. | 10/22/2014 11:20 AM
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Giants receiver Rueben Randle is expected to see more time in the slot, according to wide receiver coach Sean Ryan.
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Impact
This is a good sign for fantasy owners, as Randle has seen close to 10 targets per game, over the past five weeks. Eli Manning loves to utilize his slot receiver, and if Randle does see more time there, his value could be as high as a WR2.
Eagles running back Darren Sproles (slight MCL tear in his left knee) "appears likely" to play in Week 8's contest against Arizona, according to CSN Philadelphia. | 10/22/2014 11:18 AM
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Eagles running back Darren Sproles (slight MCL tear in his left knee) "appears likely" to play in Week 8's contest against Arizona, according to CSN Philadelphia.
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Impact
Sproles dodged a bullet by not tearing his ACL, and after getting through Tuesday's practice, it looks like he has a good chance to suit up. Sproles is getting just 5.5 touches per game, so if owners have better options, he is a player that can be kept on the bench.
Patriots defensive end Chandler Jones (hip) will be be out for about a month, according to The Boston Globe. | 10/21/2014 7:43 PM
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Patriots defensive end Chandler Jones (hip) will be be out for about a month, according to The Boston Globe.
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Impact
This came out of nowhere, and is a huge blow to New England. Jones has 4.5 sacks on the season, and has consistently created pressure on opposing quarterbacks. Expect the Patriots to update his status on Wednesday.
Buccaneers defensive end Da'Quan Bowers has been suspended for violating the league's policy on performance-enhancing substances, according to a WTSP 10 news report. | 10/21/2014 3:56 PM
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Buccaneers defensive end Da'Quan Bowers has been suspended for violating the league's policy on performance-enhancing substances, according to a WTSP 10 news report.
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Impact
Bowers has been a bust from Day 1 and he's just adding to the wrong side of the ledger.
Bills running back C.J. Spiller was placed on injured reserve/designated for return. | 10/21/2014 2:15 PM
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Bills running back C.J. Spiller was placed on injured reserve/designated for return.
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Impact
Spiller has a broken collarbone and at the earliest might return for Week 16 if the Bills are still in the playoff hunt. Fantasy owners can safely job him.
Former Cowboys running back Phillip Tanner has been signed by the Buffalo Bills. | 10/21/2014 2:00 PM
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Former Cowboys running back Phillip Tanner has been signed by the Buffalo Bills.
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Impact
Not surprising that the Bills would go out an find a running back to replace C.J. Spiller and Fred Jackson. For fantasy owners he's just insurance behind Bryce Brown and Anthony Dixon and has no fantasy value.
The Broncos have added a fifth running back to their roster in Kapri Bibbs. | 10/21/2014 1:03 PM
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The Broncos have added a fifth running back to their roster in Kapri Bibbs.
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Impact
The pass-happy Broncos don't need that many running backs, but Bibbs was likely a target for other teams dealing with injuries in their backfield.
The Titans have signed running back Antonio Andrews from their practice squad. | 10/21/2014 12:58 PM
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The Titans have signed running back Antonio Andrews from their practice squad.
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Impact
He'll be behind both Bishop Sankey and Shonn Greene so has little fantasy value. The move could have been made to protect him from getting signed by another team with multiple running back injuries.
Tampa Bay signed KR/WR Trindon Holliday to improve their return numbers. | 10/21/2014 12:54 PM
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Tampa Bay signed KR/WR Trindon Holliday to improve their return numbers.
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Impact
Holliday returned a punt and a kickoff for a touchdown in each of the last two seasons for Denver. He was in the New York Giants camp this summer.
According to Geoff Mosher of CSNPhilly, Eagles starting center Jason Kelce is practicing Tuesday. His original target date wasn't until Week 10. | 10/21/2014 12:45 PM
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According to Geoff Mosher of CSNPhilly, Eagles starting center Jason Kelce is practicing Tuesday. His original target date wasn't until Week 10.
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Impact
Kelce was rated as one of the best centers in 2013. As the Eagles offensive line gets healthier/stronger, Nick Foles, his receivers and LeSean McCoy's numbers should significantly improve.
According to Geoff Mosher of CSNPhilly, Eagles starting center Jason Kelce is practicing Tuesday. His original target date wasn't until Week 10. | 10/21/2014 12:45 PM
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According to Geoff Mosher of CSNPhilly, Eagles starting center Jason Kelce is practicing Tuesday. His original target date wasn't until Week 10.
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Impact
Kelce was rated as one of the best centers in 2013. As the Eagles offensive line gets healthier/stronger, Nick Foles, his receivers and LeSean McCoy's numbers should significantly improve.
Eagles linebacker Mychal Kendricks is practicing and is on pace to play for the first time since Week 2. | 10/21/2014 12:40 PM
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Eagles linebacker Mychal Kendricks is practicing and is on pace to play for the first time since Week 2.
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Impact
Kendricks' return would be a huge improvement on the defensive side of the ball.
Eagles running back Darren Sproles (slight MCL tear in his left knee) was practicing Tuesday, according to Geoff Mosher of CSNPhilly. | 10/21/2014 12:38 PM
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Eagles running back Darren Sproles (slight MCL tear in his left knee) was practicing Tuesday, according to Geoff Mosher of CSNPhilly.
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Impact
It was a 2-3 week timetable and it appears in may come out on the low side. It will be important to see how he feels on Wednesday and that he continues to improve over the week of practice.
Colts wideout Hakeem Nicks could see an increase in targets and fantasy value if Reggie Wayne's elbow keeps him out of the lineup for the next game or two. | 10/21/2014 11:25 AM
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Colts wideout Hakeem Nicks could see an increase in targets and fantasy value if Reggie Wayne's elbow keeps him out of the lineup for the next game or two.
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Impact
Nicks has been invisible of late, but would see more snaps. The more likely option, however, is Dwayne Allen and Coby Fleener get more work.
Colts receiver Reggie Wayne could miss up to a couple of weeks due to a left elbow issue, according to an rtv6 report. | 10/21/2014 11:23 AM
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Colts receiver Reggie Wayne could miss up to a couple of weeks due to a left elbow issue, according to an rtv6 report.
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Impact
Wayne caught just four for 15 yards in Sunday's 27-0 win. He's only posted fantasy-worthy numbers once this season and is more security blanket for Andrew Luck than fantasy asset.
Lions running back Reggie Bush laid another fantasy egg in Week 7, but part of it was he said his ankle was acting up, according to a MLive report. | 10/21/2014 11:19 AM
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Lions running back Reggie Bush laid another fantasy egg in Week 7, but part of it was he said his ankle was acting up, according to a MLive report.
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Impact
Bush is becoming a pretty big bust in 2014 and with the admission that the ankle still isn't healed shouldn't be started. At this point, Joique Bell is ahead of Bush on fantasy depth charts.
San Francisco starter center Daniel Kilgore broke his leg Sunday night and is done for the season. | 10/21/2014 11:15 AM
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San Francisco starter center Daniel Kilgore broke his leg Sunday night and is done for the season.
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Impact
The 49ers are likely to replace him with a rookie - Marcus Martin. At least they have two weeks to figure out what to do.
Lions receiver Calvin Johnson is in London with the team, but it's still no gaurantee that he'll play in Week 8. | 10/21/2014 11:13 AM
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Lions receiver Calvin Johnson is in London with the team, but it's still no gaurantee that he'll play in Week 8.
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Impact
With the Lions on bye in Week 9, it's more likely that he'll sit again this weekend to be 100 percent down the road.
Steelers rookie wideout Martavis Bryant made his NFL debut on Monday night against the Texans a memorable one by catching a 35-yard touchdown pass in the second quarter. | 10/21/2014 11:09 AM
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Steelers rookie wideout Martavis Bryant made his NFL debut on Monday night against the Texans a memorable one by catching a 35-yard touchdown pass in the second quarter.
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Impact
Bryant showed elite speed in running by the cornerback. Perhaps he'll become a force opposite Antonio Brown.
Steelers receiver Antonio Brown continued his streak of at least five catches, hauling in nine of 13 targets for 90 yards. | 10/21/2014 11:07 AM
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Steelers receiver Antonio Brown continued his streak of at least five catches, hauling in nine of 13 targets for 90 yards.
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Impact
Brown's day would be considered pedestrian except for his touchdown pass to Lance Moore in the second quarter.
Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger struggled early in the Monday night game against Houston, but finished with a solid performance - 23-of-33 for 265 yards and two scores. | 10/21/2014 11:05 AM
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Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger struggled early in the Monday night game against Houston, but finished with a solid performance - 23-of-33 for 265 yards and two scores.
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Impact
Big Ben wasn't good early on, holding the ball too long, but he rebounded just before halftime in a big way.
Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell continues to show the versatility that makes him a threat in every game. | 10/21/2014 11:03 AM
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Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell continues to show the versatility that makes him a threat in every game.
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Impact
It doesn't matter if the Steelers are ahead or behind, Bell is part of the game plan. Monday night he rushed for 57 yards and caught all eight targets for 90 yards and a touchdown.
Texans receiver Andre Johnson caught five balls for 77 yards. | 10/21/2014 11:00 AM
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Texans receiver Andre Johnson caught five balls for 77 yards.
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Impact
Johnson is still the guy Ryan Fitzpatrick looks for first, but defenses key on him too and he's not quite as good as in past seasons.
Texans receiver DeAndre Hopkins was busy Monday night, catching six of nine targets for 108 yards. | 10/21/2014 10:59 AM
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Texans receiver DeAndre Hopkins was busy Monday night, catching six of nine targets for 108 yards.
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Impact
It was a nice bounce back after being invisible against Indianapolis in Week 6. He's a WR3, but can sometimes surprise with a big number.
If you were forced to use Texans quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick Monday night, he didn't hurt you with a solid 262-yard, two touchdown, one interception effort versus Pittsburgh. | 10/21/2014 10:57 AM
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If you were forced to use Texans quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick Monday night, he didn't hurt you with a solid 262-yard, two touchdown, one interception effort versus Pittsburgh.
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Impact
Fitzpatrick isn't a trustworthy fantasy option, but has played better over the past few games as teams have keyed on Arian Foster.
Texans running back Arian Foster posted another 100-yard game Monday night, his fifth such effort in six games this season. | 10/21/2014 10:52 AM
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Texans running back Arian Foster posted another 100-yard game Monday night, his fifth such effort in six games this season.
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Impact
Fantasy owners are probably a little unhappy Alfred Blue scored the first touchdown of the game, but Foster scored late and posted solid numbers again.
Browns backup quarterback Johnny Manziel is still not starting despite Brian Hoyer's worst outing of the season last Sunday in Jacksonville. | 10/21/2014 10:46 AM
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Browns backup quarterback Johnny Manziel is still not starting despite Brian Hoyer's worst outing of the season last Sunday in Jacksonville.
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Impact
Coach Mike Pettine apparently briefly considered a change, but will stick with Hoyer for another game, according to Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer. Hoyer could bounce back in Week 8 facing Oakland at home.