Player Notes

  • No update on James Starks
    The Packers did not provide an update on James Starks (ankle) following Sunday's win over the Panthers.

    Advice: Starks went down midway through the third quarter and did not return. However, the game was a blowout so it could have very well been precautionary -- especially considering Starks stayed on the sideline with his helmet.
    Today, 6:28 pm
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  • Report: A.J. Green says he's playing Week 8
    FOX's Joe Danneman overheard A.J. Green (toe) tell a teammate he's going to play in Week 8.

    Advice: Obviously, this isn't a true "report" or anything official from the medical staff. But we know Green got a good prognosis after meeting with noted specialist Dr. Robert Anderson on Friday and did on-field work prior to the game Sunday. Green appears has a very good chance to gain clearance for Week 8.
    Today, 5:10 pm
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  • Preston Parker quiet in first game sans Cruz
    Preston Parker had two catches for 19 yards in Sunday's Week 7 loss at Dallas.

    Advice: Parker was the first-team slot receiver in a lot of sets, but he only saw three targets on a day Eli Manning attempted 33 passes. Even deep leaguers can move on as the Giants head into their bye.
    Today, 5:00 pm
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  • Unstoppable DeMarco Murray rips off 28-128-1
    DeMarco Murray rushed 28 times for 128 yards with one touchdown in Sunday's Week 31-21 Week 7 win over the Giants.

    Advice: Murray gave owners a scare when he rolled both of his ankles on a first-half run, but he returned and looked 100 percent. He's now gone over 100 yards in each of the season's first seven games, an NFL record. He's also on pace for an NFL record 427 carries along with 2,086 yards and 16 touchdowns. With Jermey Parnell handling himself well in place of RT Doug Free (ankle), this ridiculously dominant offense line will continue to let Murray eat weekly. He's a great bet to keep the 100-yard streak alive against the Redskins on Monday Night Football in Week 8.
    Today, 4:25 pm
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  • Roy Helu manages 20 yards in win over Titans
    Roy Helu rushed five times for 29 yards in Washington's Week 7 win over the Titans.

    Advice: Helu caught three passes, but ended up with -9 receiving yards. Although Alfred Morris has been far from scintillating as the Redskins' feature back, Helu remains little more than a handcuff. He's a low-end RB4 as a standalone option.
    Today, 4:06 pm
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  • Darrin Reaves held without touch in loss
    Darrin Reaves was held without a touch in the Panthers' Week 7 loss to the Packers.

    Advice: Reaves was a distant No. 3 behind Jonathan Stewart and Chris Ogbonnaya. The jig is up in 12-14 team leagues.
    Today, 3:51 pm
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  • Asiata gets seven touches behind McKinnon
    Matt Asiata rushed six times for 24 yards in Sunday's Week 7 loss to the Bills.

    Advice: He added one catch for 13 yards. Asiata played behind Jerick McKinnon, who had 20-plus touches. He continues to be phased out of the offense and will likely be just a third down and change-of-pace role going forward. Asiata isn't a must-hold in fantasy leagues.
    Today, 2:37 pm
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  • Allen Hurns held to 1-7 against Browns
    Allen Hurns secured 1-of-2 targets for seven yards in the Jaguars' Week 7 win over the Browns.

    Advice: Now splitting time with Marqise Lee in sub-packages behind Allen Robinson and Cecil Shorts, Hurns is safe to drop in 14- and 16-team fantasy leagues.
    Today, 2:16 pm
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  • Randall Cobb scores yet again as Pack roll
    Randall Cobb caught 6-of-7 targets for 121 yards and a touchdown in Green Bay's Week 7 win over the Panthers.

    Advice: The yards were a new season high, while Cobb has now scored in 6-of-7 games. His seven touchdown receptions led all wideouts entering Week 7. Cobb's touchdown rate is still likely to regress — he's not going to score 18 times — but 12-15 is shaping up as a real possibility. Cobb will be a huge threat to find the end zone in Week 8 against the Saints' terrible defense.
    Today, 2:06 pm
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  • Jordan Cameron held to 1 catch, 5 yards
    Jordan Cameron secured just 1-of-6 targets for five yards in the Browns' Week 7 loss to Jacksonville.

    Advice: On an awful day by Brian Hoyer, Cleveland's biggest gaffe was an early-game miss by Hoyer to a wide-open Cameron for a would-be four-yard touchdown. Cameron didn't record his lone reception until fourth-quarter garbage time. Cameron should theoretically be a lot more consistent as a featured player in the Browns' passing attack, but obviously hasn't been to this point. Look for Cameron to get back on track against the Raiders' weak defense in Week 8, but he will be more low-end TE1 than top-shelf starter.
    Today, 1:58 pm
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  • Andy Dalton looks lost againt Colts
    Andy Dalton completed 18-of-38 passes for 126 yards with no touchdowns or interceptions in Sunday's Week 7 loss at Indy.

    Advice: Dalton and Bengals never got off the bus. They somehow opened the game with eight straight 3-and-outs, finishing the first half with 27 total yards. Vontae Davis and Greg Toler were dominant on the corners, erasing Mohamed Sanu outside of one deep ball in garbage time. It's a reminder of both how bad Carolina's defense is (see last week) and how good A.J. Green is. Dalton will be praying he gets Green back for Week 8 against the Ravens, otherwise he'll barely be a QB2.
    Today, 1:56 pm
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  • Andrew Hawkins goes 5-112 against Jaguars
    Andrew Hawkins secured 5-of-9 targets for 112 yards in the Browns' Week 7 loss to the Jaguars.

    Advice: He chipped in an eight-yard rushing attempt. Catch-less in Week 6, Hawkins bounced back for a big Sunday, leading Cleveland in receiving. He remains an every-week WR3 in PPR leagues, but leaves something to be desired in standard scoring at 5-foot-7 and 180 pounds. Hawkins and the Browns will take on the Raiders' weak defense next.
    Today, 1:43 pm
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  • Cam Newton has quiet day in blowout loss
    Cam Newton completed 17-of-31 passes for 205 yards, one touchdown and one interception in Carolina's 38-17, Week 7 loss to the Packers, adding seven rushes for 41 yards.

    Advice: Newton's score was a 13-yard strike to Kelvin Benjamin deep into garbage time. The Panthers couldn't get the ball moving early, while injuries to LT Byron Bell and RG Trai Turner led to serious protection issues. The Panthers just never got in sync, though Newton continued to look the best he ever has as a passer, standing tall and delivering the ball on a rope. Newton was also rugged as a runner for the second-consecutive week, and is firmly back into dual-threat mode. He gets a stiff Week 8 test, as the Seahawks will be traveling to Charlotte.
    Today, 1:28 pm
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  • Bell finds end zone second week in a row
    Joique Bell rushed 18 times for 48 yards and a touchdown against the Saints Week 7.

    Advice: He added 19 yards in the passing game, but had several bad drops. Bell did most of his damage in the second half, sparking the Lions' offense to a second-half surge for the second week in a row. Bell has played well the last two weeks, and gets the Falcons' sieve of a run defense next time out. He will be a borderline RB1 in that matchup.
    Today, 1:25 pm
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  • Torrey Smith goes 3-81-1 against Atlanta
    Torrey Smith caught 3-of-5 targets for 81 yards and a touchdown in the Ravens' Week 7 win over the Falcons.

    Advice: He also drew an early 36-yard pass interference call on Falcons RCB Robert Alford, and whipped Alford for a 39-yard TD in the fourth quarter. Smith's targets and usage haven't suddenly changed since early in the season; he's simply making more plays now. He quietly leads the NFL in pass-interference penalties generated. Smith will remain a boom-or-bust WR3 when the Ravens take on the Bengals in Week 8. Torrey has historically struggled against Cincinnati.
    Today, 1:20 pm
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  • Julio Jones held to 5-56 against Ravens
    Julio Jones secured 5-of-8 targets for 56 yards in the Falcons' Week 7 loss to the Ravens.

    Advice: The Ravens made it a point to make Atlanta play without Julio, forcing Matt Ryan to feed Roddy White a game-high 15 targets. Struggling through ankle and foot injuries hasn't helped, but Julio remains a huge part of the Falcons' offense, and hasn't suddenly evaporated from WR1 discussion. He'll continue to be a must-start when the Falcons take on the Lions in Week 8.
    Today, 1:13 pm
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  • Philly Brown leaves game with concussion
    Panthers WR/KR Philly Brown was forced from Carolina's Week 7 game against the Packers with a concussion.

    Advice: Brown had zero catches before going down. Primarily utilized on special teams, Brown should be considered week to week.
    Today, 12:33 pm
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  • Raiders declare Week 7 inactives
    Raiders declared WR Vincent Brown, QB Matt McGloin, CB Keith McGill, FB Marcel Reece, OL Khalif Barnes, G Tony Bergstrom, and DE Justin Tuck inactive for Week 7 against the Chargers.

    Advice: Oft-injured throughout his San Diego career, Brown has now missed back-to-back games with a hamstring injury in Oakland.
    Today, 12:01 pm
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  • Austin Pettis a healthy scratch for Rams
    Rams declared WR Austin Pettis, QB Case Keenum, CB Trumaine Johnson, C Tim Barnes, S Maurice Alexander, CB Brandon McGeee, and DL Ethan Westbrooks inactive for Week 7 against the Seahawks.

    Advice: After Chris Givens got the health scratch treatment last week at receiver for the Rams, it's now Pettis' turn to don sweats on the sideline. Johnson remains out with a knee injury, which was initially called a sprained MCL. Janoris Jenkins and E.J. Gaines will continue to start at corner, with Lamarcus Joyner at nickel.
    Today, 8:39 am
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  • Locker (thumb) inactive for Week 7 vs. WSH
    Jake Locker (thumb) is inactive for Week 7 against the Redskins.

    Advice: Checkdown Charlie Whitehurst is making another start at quarterback for the Titans. Even against the Redskins' porous pass defense, be's a bottom-three option for Week 7. Locker should presumably be ready for Week 8. Also inactive for the Titans are RB Shonn Greene, CB Coty Sensabaugh, LB Akeem Ayers, OT Will Svitek, TE Taylor Thompson and DE Ropati Pitoitua. Sankey is making another start in place of Greene.
    Today, 8:34 am
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