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  • Jonathan Taylor soundly out-gaining Hines, Wilkins
    Jonathan Taylor is averaging 4.5 yards per carry over his past four games compared to 2.7 for Jordan Wilkins and Nyheim Hines. 

    Advice: Yards per carry is yards per carry, but it has been clear for weeks now that the run-heavy Colts would benefit from cutting Taylor all the way loose instead of keeping him in the 14-18 touch range. RBs coach Tom Rathman hinted it's coming. “He’s done everything that he needs to do,” Rathman said. “It’s just about getting experience. The more he gets, the better he’s going to be.” Coming off their bye week, treating Taylor like a true foundation back against the Lions' sub-par run defense would be an easy adjustment for the Colts to make. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 2:27 pm
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    12.26 (43rd)
  • Russell Gage limited with knee issue on Tuesday
    Russell Gage was limited in Monday and Tuesday's practices with a knee issue.

    Advice: It's a new "injury" for Gage, who was listed with a shoulder in Week 7. He was removed from the injury report on Friday before operating in his normal role against the Lions. That figures to also be the case for Thursday night's game against the Panthers. Gage offers low-end WR4 value in PPR leagues.   Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 1:51 pm
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    4.50 (214th)
  • Julio Jones limited in practice with hip issue
    Julio Jones was limited in Tuesday's practice with a hip issue. 

    Advice: Jones was also limited on Monday. It's a new issue. We haven't heard anything about it being serious, but it is best not to assume things with Jones and his health. At least based on what we know Tuesday afternoon, Jones should be out there as an elite WR1 for Thursday evening's mouthwatering matchup with the Panthers.  Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 1:48 pm
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    11.33 (67th)
  • Rams waive Sam Sloman after latest missed FG
    Rams waived K Sam Sloman. 

    Advice: He will be replaced by veteran Kai Forbath, whom the Rams signed last week. Monday night was Sloman's last chance, and he responded by missing a 48-yard field goal in domed SoFi Stadium. The No. 248 overall pick of the draft finishes his Rams tenure 8-of-11 on field goals, having also missed three extra points. He was apparently also irking by coach Sean McVay by failing to hit his kickoffs out of the back of the end zone. Still only 23, Sloman will presumably become a fixture on the workout circuit. It is common for kickers to bomb their first NFL gig.  Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 12:01 pm
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (122nd)
  • Rhule 'hopeful' Christian McCaffrey plays Thursday
    Panthers coach Matt Rhule is "hopeful" Christian McCaffrey (ankle) will be ready for Thursday's game against the Falcons. 

    Advice: Unsurprisingly, Rhule said how McCaffrey's ankle responds to Tuesday's practice on Wednesday will be key. "He looks like he’s moving around great. Just we’ll let the medical people and him determine how much he can do, or when he can play in a game. It won't be a minute too early. We'll be smart." Most signs are pointing toward a McCaffrey return — this has been the rumored return date for several weeks — but Rhule can be believed when he says the team won't force it. Despite overachieving, this is a reset year for the Panthers. They will not risk CMC's future health. We should know McCaffrey's status by Wednesday. He will not be a game-time decision.    Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 11:06 am
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (40th)
  • Devonta Freeman (ankle) not practicing Tuesday
    Giants RB Devonta Freeman (ankle) did not practice Tuesday. 

    Advice: Freeman worked off to the side during the Giants' Tuesday practice. He left the team's Week 7 game against the Eagles with the ankle injury and did not return. Wayne Gallman would be the favorite to absorb Freeman's workload if Freeman can't practice this week and misses Monday night's game against Tampa. Gallman had ten rushes and five targets last week after Freeman exited the game.  Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:23 am
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    8.59 (88th)
  • McCaffrey (ankle) designated to return from IR
    Panthers designated RB Christian McCaffrey (high-ankle sprain) to return from injured reserve. 

    Advice: This opens McCaffrey's 21-day practice window to either be activated or stashed on injured reserve for the rest of the season. It is appearing like McCaffrey will be a go for Thursday night's game against the Falcons after practicing on Tuesday and shedding his non-contact jersey, but it is not yet a guarantee. How CMC bounces back from Tuesday's practice on Wednesday will probably seal his Week 8 fate. He is unlikely to be a game-time decision. The Panthers won't make that kind of rash decision with this sort of player after so much time away. Sit tight.  Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:09 am
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (40th)
  • Ravens sign Dez Bryant to practice squad
    Ravens signed WR Dez Bryant to their practice squad. 

    Advice: At long last, Bryant is with the Ravens after working out for the team in August. Bryant has been out of the league since tearing his Achilles' tendon with the Saints last year. He could be a decent speculative add in super-deep fantasy leagues, but it's hard to imagine the Ravens offense supporting another fantasy relevant pass catcher.  Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:55 am
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (976th)
  • CMC again in non-participation jersey Tuesday
    Panthers RB Christian McCaffrey (ankle) wore a red non-participation jersey at practice Tuesday. 

    Advice: He wore the same jersey during Monday's practice. ESPN's David Newton said this "increases the likelihood" McCaffrey won't be available Thursday night against the Falcons. McCaffrey drafters might get their guy back for Week 9 against Kansas City. Mike Davis remains a RB2 play for at least one more week.  Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:46 am
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (40th)
  • Chris Godwin (finger) out for Week 8 vs. NYG
    Bucs WR Chris Godwin fractured his index finger and is out for Week 8 against the Giants. 

    Advice: Apparently Godwin broke his left index finger making a touchdown grab last week against Vegas. He had surgery to repair the fracture and will miss at least one game. Godwin has played in just four games for the Bucs this season. The team believes he has a shot to play in Week 9, according to The Athletic's Greg Auman. When Godwin has been out of the lineup, Mike Evans' has seen his opportunity spike, averaging nine targets, 6.33 receptions, and 89 yards. Evans goes from a flex option to a must-start for Week 8 against the Giants. Antonio Brown is not expected to play for Tampa until Week 9 against the Saints.  Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:03 am
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (52nd)
  • Robinson runs 21 routes, sees 1 target in Week 7
    Chiefs WR Demarcus Robinson caught his only target for four yards in the Chiefs' Week 7 win over Denver. 

    Advice: Robinson ran 21 pass routes against the Broncos, second only to Tyreek Hill. Mecole Hardman ran just 11 routes and saw two targets in Week 7. It was a slow day for the KC passing attack, as the team's defense dominated the Broncos from start to finish. Robinson remains a superior fantasy option to Hardman for as long as Sammy Watkins (hamstring) is out.  Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:45 am
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    2.79 (258th)
  • Bruce Arians: Bucs WRs struggling with injuries
    Bucs head coach Bruce Arians said Mike Evans, Chris Godwin, and Scotty Miller are all dealing with nagging injuries and are not 100 percent healthy. 

    Advice: Arians cited the receivers' health in explaining why the team signed Antonio Brown to a one-year deal. “They’re hurting,” Arians said, “they’re playing, but they’re nowhere near full speed. I think we can get better and better. ... Offensively we’ve been struggling all year with injuries. I wanna be able to make that playoff push with whoever’s available.” Arians said Godwin (hamstring) is playing at 80 percent, Evans (ankle) at 80 percent, and Miller (hip) at 85 percent. This probably doesn't explain Evans' lack of involvement in the Tampa offense when Godwin is in the lineup. Evans drafters should look to him as a flex option going forward.  Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:28 am
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    10.76 (77th)
  • Edmonds to be primary RB with Drake (ankle) out
    Cardinals RB Chase Edmonds is expected to be the team's primary ball carrier with Kenyan Drake (ankle) out. 

    Advice: Edmonds last week tallied 58 yards on five carries and 87 yards on seven catches in Arizona's overtime win against the Seahawks. Notching 6.1 yards per carry on 29 rushes this season, Edmonds could be a borderline RB1 with a full workload in the few weeks Drake is expected to miss with his ankle injury. He should be the top waiver add in all leagues this week. Rookie RB Eno Benjamin should be added in deeper formats as the potential next guy up in the Cardinals' backfield. Drake has accounted for a team-high 29 percent of Arizona's total opportunity (rushes plus targets) through seven weeks.  Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:04 am
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (818th)
  • Carlos Hyde dealing with hamstring tightness
    Seahawks RB Carlos Hyde is dealing with hamstring tightness and is uncertain to play Week 8 against the 49ers. 

    Advice: Hyde joins Seattle's backfield injury report with Chris Carson, who's week to week with a mid-foot sprain, and Travis Homer, who has a bruised knee. That leaves rookie DeeJay Dallas as the only healthy running back on the roster. Rashaad Penny is recovering from a knee injury and won't be available anytime soon. The Seahawks may be unable to bring in running back reinforcements in time to play the Niners, thanks to COVID-19 testing protocols for incoming players. Dallas could be the default workhorse back for Seattle in Week 8. He should be picked up in all leagues.  Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:38 am
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    9.14 (230th)
  • Belichick: Cam's struggles not related to COVID
    Patriots head coach Bill Belichick said aftereffects of COVID-19 are not affecting Cam Newton's play. 

    Advice: "We'd list him on the injury report if he was," Belichick said when asked if Newton's recent struggles were related to his positive virus test in early October. "I don't think he's had any symptoms the whole way." Speculation had swirled about Newton -- who was benched Sunday after throwing three interceptions against the 49ers -- dealing with the effects of COVID-19 in his return to the field this month. That appears not to be the case.  Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 5:03 am
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    19.84 (7th)
  • Cam Akers doesn't touch the ball in MNF win
    Cam Akers didn't touch the ball in the Rams' Week 7 win over the Bears.

    Advice: He played just a handful of snaps as the very distant RB3 behind Darrell Henderson (17 touches) and Malcolm Brown (10). Akers is merely a bench stash in fantasy should one of Henderson or Brown get injured. He hasn't touched the ball over the last two weeks after posting a 9-61 rushing line in Week 5 at Washington. Rotoworld.com Monday, 9:01 pm
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    1.95 (238th)
  • Gerald Everett catches 12-yard TD in win over CHI
    Gerald Everett caught 4-of-5 targets for 28 yards and one touchdown in the Rams' Week 7 win over the Bears.

    Advice: Tyler Higbee (hand) didn't play in this one, but Johnny Mundt was actually second on the Rams in receiving with a 3-47 line on three targets as the No. 2 tight end. Everett at least was able to find the end zone with a 12-yard score in the third frame. He and Higbee cancel each other out most weeks, leaving both as TE2 options ahead of Week 8 at Miami. Rotoworld.com Monday, 8:59 pm
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    5.37 (249th)
  • Jimmy Graham has 5-31 night in loss to Rams
    Jimmy Graham caught 5-of-6 targets for 31 yards in the Bears' Week 7 loss to the Rams.

    Advice: Graham has seen at least five targets in all but one game this season and is very clearly a favorite of Nick Foles in the scoring area. He's a TD-dependent back-end TE1 most weeks at a shallow fantasy position ahead of Week 8 against one of his former teams in the Saints. Rotoworld.com Monday, 8:57 pm
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    5.67 (200th)
  • Robert Woods has 3-22 receiving night in MNF win
    Robert Woods caught 3-of-5 targets for 22 yards in the Rams' Week 7 win over the Bears.

    Advice: He added 23 yards on four rushing attempts but fumbled away one of those that was easily scooped up by Eddie Jackson and returned for a short touchdown after Woods was blown up in the backfield. Woods hasn't had a 100-yard game since Week 1 in this run-dominant offense. He and Cooper Kupp have devolved into weekly WR3 plays ahead of a Week 8 date on the road at the Dolphins. Rotoworld.com Monday, 8:55 pm
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    10.14 (81st)
  • Anthony Miller goes 3-20 in loss to Rams
    Anthony Miller caught 3-of-5 targets for 20 yards in the Bears' Week 7 loss to the Rams.

    Advice: One of his missed connections was an end-zone shot that was broken up. Miller hasn't scored since Week 3 and hasn't topped 41 yards since Week 1. He's obviously well off the fantasy radar as the Bears' fourth or fifth option in a horrid offense. Rotoworld.com Monday, 8:53 pm
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    4.44 (206th)
  • Cooper Kupp catches all six of his targets in win
    Cooper Kupp caught all six of his targets for 43 yards in the Rams' Week 7 win over the Bears.

    Advice: He added a 16-yard rush. Kupp's six targets were his fewest since Week 2, and he has just one 100-yard game on the year in a run-heavy offense. Kupp has become more of a WR3 in this version of the Rams' offense, though he does get a plus draw on the road in Week 8 against the Dolphins. Rotoworld.com Monday, 8:49 pm
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    11.04 (92nd)
  • Darnell Mooney has 40 yards in Week 7 loss
    Darnell Mooney caught 3-of-7 targets for 40 yards in the Bears' Week 7 loss to the Rams.

    Advice: Mooney has seen at least five targets in five straight games but has yet to top 52 yards in a game while playing with some poor quarterbacks. Mooney should have had a 96-yard touchdown in this one after beating Jalen Ramsey clean, but Nick Foles completely missed him on a third down. The rookie wideout is off the redraft radar but should be owned in Dynasty formats. The Bears host the Saints in Week 8. Rotoworld.com Monday, 8:47 pm
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    6.21 (192nd)
  • Reynolds leads Rams with 4-52-1 on eight targets
    Josh Reynolds caught 4-of-8 targets for 52 yards and one touchdown in the Rams' Week 7 win over the Bears.

    Advice: Reynolds paced the Rams in targets and yards and got the scoring started with a four-yard touchdown in the first quarter. He's scored in back-to-back weeks and has drawn 26 targets over the last five weeks, settling in as the WR3 in L.A. ahead of rookie Van Jefferson. Reynolds has big games here and there but can't be trusted for fantasy purposes. He's yet to top 60 yards in a game this season. The Rams go to Miami in Week 8. Rotoworld.com Monday, 8:44 pm
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    5.81 (204th)
  • A-Rob has 4-70 night before leaving late in loss
    Allen Robinson caught all four of his targets for 70 yards in the Bears' Week 7 loss to the Rams.

    Advice: Robinson's 42-yard grab deep down the middle accounted for most of his production and was the Bears' first pass play of 40-plus yards this season. Later on in the fourth quarter, Robinson had to leave the field after having his head driven into the turf face-first. He never returned and will need to be monitored on a short week ahead of a Week 8 home date with the Saints. Robinson will be a WR2/3 for that one if he's healthy. Rotoworld.com Monday, 8:41 pm
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    10.41 (64th)
  • Malcolm Brown finds end zone in MNF win over Bears
    Malcolm Brown rushed 10 times for 57 yards and one touchdown in the Rams' Week 7 win over the Bears.

    Advice: He failed to catch his lone target in the passing game. Brown was able to find the end zone on a one-yard run following a punishing, pile-driving 12-yard run on the previous play in the third quarter. Darrell Henderson out-carried Brown 15-10, but Brown continues to get premium carries as a favorite of the coaching staff. He's a hard-nosed veteran and has settled in as Henderson's running mate over Cam Akers. Brown is a TD-dependent RB3/4 who just scored his first touchdown since Week 1 in this one. Rotoworld.com Monday, 8:38 pm
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    5.01 (221st)
  • Henderson turns 17 touches into 77 yards in win
    Darrell Henderson rushed 15 times for 64 yards in the Rams' Week 7 win over the Bears.

    Advice: He added two catches for 13 yards on two targets in the pass game. Henderson out-carried Malcolm Brown 15-10, but it was Brown who punched in a one-yard touchdown in the third quarter while rookie Cam Akers didn't register a carry on a mere handful on snaps. Henderson is the back to own in L.A., but Brown will continue to be a major thorn in his side as a coaching staff favorite. Henderson will be an RB2 with some upside in a run-heavy offense for Week 8 at Miami. Rotoworld.com Monday, 8:35 pm
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    12.44 (56th)
  • Montgomery continues to do nothing with RB1 usage
    David Montgomery rushed 14 times for 48 yards in the Bears' Week 7 loss to the Rams.

    Advice: He caught all five of his targets in the pass game for 21 yards. Montgomery continues to see RB1 usage on an elite snap rate, but the dude has the movement skills of a busted refrigerator and can't make defenders miss or break tackles. Relatively speaking, he's a terrible athlete at the position. Montgomery will continue to see a consistent 15-20 weekly touches, but he's as inefficient as anyone and has just two touchdowns on the year. Montgomery will be an RB2 next week against the Saints. Rotoworld.com Monday, 8:32 pm
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    13.60 (65th)
  • CMC changes into non-participation jersey Monday
    Christian McCaffrey (ankle) wore a red non-participation jersey at practice Monday.

    Advice: McCaffrey came to the field with his helmet but eventually changed into a baseball cap and red non-participation jersey to signal he's still injured. For what it's worth, he was no longer wearing a brace and appeared to be "moving well." Fantasy players should prep to have McCaffrey in Week 9 since Thursday night still seems like a "long-shot" to turn around for. Rotoworld.com Monday, 1:29 pm
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (40th)
  • Christian McCaffrey (ankle) practicing on Monday
    Christian McCaffrey (ankle) returned to practice Monday.

    Advice: It's the first time McCaffrey has been dressed for practice since initially suffering his high-ankle sprain in Week 2. There's no guarantee he's available for Carolina's short turnaround against the Falcons Thursday night, but this is clearly a step in the right direction. Note that McCaffrey has yet to be officially designated to return from injured reserve. Rotoworld.com Monday, 1:01 pm
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (40th)
  • McCaffrey (ankle) a 'long-shot' to play Thursday
    NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports Christian McCaffrey (ankle) is considered a "long-shot" to play in Week 8 against the Falcons.

    Advice: It's a short turnaround for the Panthers, leaving limited time for McCaffrey to return to practice and get on the field against Atlanta. He's reportedly (and unsurprisingly) still trying to convince Matt Rhule and the team's coaching staff to let him play. McCaffrey's participation in practice will be crucial in deciding his availability. Rotoworld.com Monday, 10:51 am
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (40th)
  • Belichick: Cam Newton 'absolutely' the starter
    Patriots head coach Bill Belichick said Cam Newton is "absolutely" the team's starter. 

    Advice: The clarification was necessary after Newton was yanked Sunday in a blowout loss to the Niners. Belichick said he put Jarrett Stidham in the game to get the young QB more experience. Newton was once again awful in Week 7, managing just 98 yards and throwing three interceptions. "I don't fear my position stability more so than controlling the locker room," Newton told reporters Monday. "Performances like yesterday jeopardizes [that]. It's like 'Oh my God!' Players talk and that's what's most important to me. Knowing you have your coaches' belief [is good], but my belief is that I want to have the whole facility." Newton's rushing potential will keep him on the QB2 radar this week against the Bills.  Rotoworld.com Monday, 8:40 am
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    19.84 (7th)
  • Chris Godwin re-emerges with 9/88/1 in Week 7 win
    Chris Godwin caught all nine of his targets for 88 yards and a touchdown in Tampa Bay's Week 7 win over the Raiders.

    Advice: It was an encouraging performance after Godwin had mentioned earlier in the week that he isn't fully healthy since returning from injury. He tied Scotty Miller (6/109/1) for the team lead in targets, hauling in his only touchdown from four yards out to help jumpstart Tampa Bay's 21-0 run to close the final quarter. Godwin has notably out-targeted Mike Evans 29 to 12 in the four games the two have played together this year, recording 279 yards to Evans' 51 in those contests. Godwin will remain the team's WR1 (and be ranked as such) in Week 8 against the Giants. Rotoworld.com Monday, 1:54 am
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (52nd)
  • Hyde has expanded role with Carson sidelined
    Carlos Hyde rushed 15 times for 68 yards and a touchdown in Week 7 against the Cardinals.

    Advice: Hyde took over late in the second quarter after Chris Caron left with a foot injury. He averaged 4.5 YPC and scored on a 20-plus yard run, but ceded pass down work to Travis Homer and DJ Dallas. Carson was seen walking around the sidelines, so it’s possible he returns next week. If not, Hyde would be a plug-in RB2. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 9:31 pm
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    9.14 (230th)
  • Chase Edmonds totals 145 yards with Drake out
    Chase Edmonds rushed five times for 58 yards and caught seven passes for 87 yards in Week 7 against Seattle.

    Advice: Edmonds didn’t have any carries until Kenyan Drake was carted off with an ankle injury in the fourth quarter. He continued to be featured in the pass game, where he’s had at least six targets three of the last four games. There had already been talk of Edmonds as a better fit for the Cardinals' offense and he could now potentially be looking at an every-down role with Drake sidelined. Arizona is off next week, but Edmonds will be an RB2 if Drake isn't ready coming out of the bye. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 9:28 pm
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (818th)
  • Cam throws three picks, gets benched vs. SF
    Cam Newton completed 9-of-15 passes for 98 yards and three interceptions in the Patriots' 33-6 Week 7 loss to the 49ers, adding five rushes for 19 yards. 

    Advice: Newton was inaccurate all day, continuing a disturbing trend. One has to wonder about the health of his throwing shoulder, which hampered him for his final couple years in Carolina. Jarrett Stidham replaced Newton in the second half with the game decided. New England's offensive struggles aren't entirely his fault: no Patriots pass catcher can separate from coverage, leaving Newton to force throws into tight windows time and again. He'll be a QB2 option next week against the Bills if he gets the start.  Rotoworld.com Sunday, 5:46 pm
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    19.84 (7th)
  • Par for the course: Evans sees two targets in win
    Mike Evans caught both of his targets for 37 yards in Tampa Bay's Week 7 win over the Raiders.

    Advice: To be fair, his lone target in the first half won't show up in the box score since it drew a downfield pass interference. There's still no nice way to put it: Evans has totaled 12 targets for 51 yards in the four games he's played with Chris Godwin this year — less than ideal rapport and production from Tom Brady with Antonio Brown only a week away from joining this group. With Scotty Miller (6/109/1) and Rob Gronkowski (5/62/1) also suddenly involved weekly, Evans' place at the top of Tampa Bay's target tree has depleted before fantasy players' eyes. Consider him a low-end WR2 next Monday against the Giants. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 4:31 pm
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    10.76 (77th)
  • Cam benched for Jarrett Stidham vs. 49ers
    Patriots QB Cam Newton was replaced by Jarrett Stidham against the 49ers. 

    Advice: Newton had 98 yards and three picks through three quarters, out of sync with his pass catchers and unable to evade rushers. Newton had a couple bad overthrows before the game got out of hand. It's no sure thing Newton will start for the Patriots next week against the Bills.  Rotoworld.com Sunday, 3:28 pm
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    19.84 (7th)
  • Russell Gage catches six passes in loss to Lions
    Russell Gage caught 6-of-7 targets for 54 yards in the Falcons' Week 7 loss to the Lions.

    Advice: Gage briefly left in the first half with a knee injury, but he was able to return and tie for second on the team with his seven targets. Gage has back-to-back games of 50-plus yards after four-straight sub-46 yards efforts following his big Week 1. The Falcons' slot man has settled in as a low-floor WR4/5 ahead of a Week 8 date with the Panthers. He went 2-16-0 against Carolina in Week 5. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 2:22 pm
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    4.50 (214th)
  • Julio Jones has 97 yards in loss to Lions
    Julio Jones caught 8-of-9 targets for 97 yards in the Falcons' Week 7 loss to the Lions.

    Advice: The nine targets led the team, and Jones has now posted back-to-back big games, totaling 17-234-2 over the last two weeks after missing Week 5 with a hamstring injury. Jones' hamstring may not be 100%, but an 80% Julio is still better than the vast majority of NFL wideouts. Anytime he's active, Jones is a high-upside WR1. He'll get a date with the Panthers in Week 8. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 2:10 pm
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    11.33 (67th)
  • Robert Woods (groin) good to go for MNF vs. Bears
    Robert Woods (groin) was removed from the Week 7 injury report and will play Monday night against the Bears.

    Advice: Woods didn't practice Friday but got in a limited session Saturday and is ready to roll. He doesn't have a 100-yard game since Week 1, but Woods has found the end zone three times over the last four weeks and has seen at least five targets in every game this year. Woods has settled in as a high-floor WR2. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 2:29 pm
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    10.14 (81st)
  • Darrell Henderson (thigh) taken off injury report
    Darrell Henderson (thigh) was removed from the Week 7 injury report and will play Monday against the Bears.

    Advice: Henderson practiced in full Saturday after sitting out Friday. He played a season-high 53% of the snaps last week against the Niners and continues to look like the back to own in L.A., though coach Sean McVay can change his mind at any moment. Henderson is an RB2 with upside in the Rams' run-heavy offense. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 2:26 pm
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    12.44 (56th)
  • Robert Woods (groin) does not practice Friday
    Robert Woods (groin) did not practice Friday.

    Advice: There's belief that Woods will still be able to play on Monday Night Football against the Bears, but Saturday's final injury report will fill us in. When healthy, Woods has operated as an underneath target in coach Sean McVay's run-heavy offense. Woods has maintained WR3 value despite the decreased volume of the entire offense. Rotoworld.com Friday, 4:32 pm
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    10.14 (81st)
  • Darrell Henderson (thigh) to play Monday vs. CHI
    Rams RB Darrell Henderson (thigh) is expected to play Monday against the Bears. 

    Advice: Henderson didn't practice Friday, so his Saturday practice status will be worth watching. Henderson was once again LA's leading runner last week against the 49ers, running for 88 yards on 14 carries while Cam Akers didn't receive a single rushing attempt. The Athletic's Jourdan Rodrigue said this week that Malcolm Brown would continue to play on passing downs because he excels as a blocker and pass catcher. Taking over as an every-down back doesn't look likely for Henderson unless Brown misses times.  Rotoworld.com Friday, 1:23 pm
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    12.44 (56th)
  • Ankle prevents Devonta Freeman from finishing game
    Devonta Freeman rushed three times for eight yards in the Giants' Week 7 loss to the Eagles, departing in the third quarter with an ankle injury. 

    Advice: Freeman was announced as questionable but never returned. He was injured getting driven through the crust of the earth on an attempted blitz pickup. The play could have been even more disastrous for the Giants, as Freeman was pushed back into Daniel Jones' legs. Thankfully Danny was alright. In Freeman's absence, Wayne Gallman showed a decent amount of pop, gaining yards in obvious running situations. Freeman has 11 days to heal up for the Giants' Week 8 Monday night date with the Bucs, but his injury and the Bucs' defensive feistiness will make him impossible to trust as a FLEX if he's healthy enough to play.  Rotoworld.com Thursday, 9:00 pm
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    8.59 (88th)
  • Darrell Henderson, Higbee miss Thursday's practice
    Darrell Henderson was held out of Thursday's practice with a thigh injury. 

    Advice: As did Tyler Higbee (hand). It's a new injury for Henderson. It's quite possible the Rams are just limiting Henderson's reps ahead of Monday's game against the Bears, but Friday's practice will tell the tale. A "limited" session will have Henderson on track to play. Another DNP, and he will be on the wrong side of questionable. Keep Cam Akers and Malcolm Brown on Week 7 speed dial.  Rotoworld.com Thursday, 5:09 pm
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    12.44 (56th)
  • Sam Sloman could play Monday vs. Bears
    Rams K Sam Sloman could play Monday against the Bears even after the team signed K Kai Forbath. 

    Advice: Rams head coach Sean McVay said because of the league's COVID-19 protocols, Forbath won't join the team until Sunday, just 24 hours before LA is set to take on the Bears. That leaves Sloman -- who's made seven of nine field goals while missing three extra points this year -- as the team's likely Week 7 kicker. It's a great matchup against a Bears team allowing the NFL's most field goal attempts through six weeks.  Rotoworld.com Thursday, 1:21 pm
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (122nd)
  • Julio Jones (hamstring) returns to practice
    Falcons WR Julio Jones (hamstring) was limited at practice Thursday. 

    Advice: After catching eight passes for 137 yards and two touchdowns against the Vikings last week, Jones missed Wednesday's practice in what may have been a veteran maintenance day. He's a WR1 option this week in what should be a high scoring game against a vulnerable Detroit defense.  Rotoworld.com Thursday, 12:57 pm
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    11.33 (67th)
  • Ravens considering signing Dez to practice squad
    Josina Anderson reports the Ravens could sign free agent WR Dez Bryant to their practice squad.

    Advice: NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reports Bryant will be signed if he passes a physical. Bryant worked out for the Ravens in late August, while head coach John Harbaugh played coy about the team's flirtations with bringing in the veteran. Bryant has been out of the league since tearing his Achilles' tendon with the Saints last year. He could be a decent speculative add in super-deep fantasy leagues. So far this year, Baltimore's offense can barely support one fantasy-relevant pass catcher.  Rotoworld.com Thursday, 8:44 am
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (976th)
  • Julio Jones (hamstring) not practicing Wednesday
    Julio Jones (hamstring) did not practice Wednesday.

    Advice: Jones played through his hamstring issue last week against Minnesota, exploding for 8-137-2 on 10 targets in the Falcons' first win. This might be more of the coaching staff giving Jones some veteran rest early in the week. We'd expect him to play against the Lions. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 1:30 pm
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    11.33 (67th)
  • Report: CMC out for Week 7, 'has shot' for Week 8
    NFL Network reports Christian McCaffrey (high-ankle sprain) will miss his fifth straight game in Week 7 but "has a shot" at returning for Week 8 vs. the Falcons. 

    Advice: That Week 8 game is a Thursday Night Football tilt, so it appears instead of trying to hurry CMC back for what would be two games in five days, the Panthers are trying to build him back to full strength for a divisional showdown. Although it sometimes feels like Mike Davis has barely missed a beat in McCaffrey's absence, he has been less efficient both as a runner and receiver. Getting CMC back will be a humongous boost for the surprisingly-competitive Panthers, as well as a game changer for the fantasy season stretch run. If you're rostering Davis, treat Sunday vs. the Saints as the last dance.  Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 12:38 pm
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (40th)
  • Edmonds handles six touches in MNF win over DAL
    Chase Edmonds rushed five times for 23 yards and caught 1-of-2 targets for six yards in the Cardinals' Week 6 win over the Cowboys.

    Advice: Kenyan Drake busted out for 20-164-2 rushing, so he still remains pretty significantly ahead of Edmonds on the backfield depth chart. There just isn't really enough here to make Edmonds a weekly fantasy starter, even if he remains one of the truly elite insurance options with RB1 upside should Drake ever get hurt. Rotoworld.com Monday, 8:53 pm
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (818th)
  • Robinson catches 5 passes for 69 yards in Week 6
    Demarcus Robinson caught 5-of-6 targets for 69 yards in the Chiefs' Week 6 win over the Bills.

    Advice: Robinson ran ahead of Mecole Hardman as the No. 2 receiver for Kansas City with Sammy Watkins (hamstring) out on Monday night. Hardman only saw one target which he did not catch. Robinson should continue to play opposite Tyreek Hill as long as Watkins remains out. He should garner some flex consideration from fantasy managers who are desperate for points. He projects as a WR4 versus Denver next week. Rotoworld.com Monday, 6:25 pm
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    2.79 (258th)
  • McCaffrey (ankle) could return prior to Week 9
    Panthers coach Matt Rhule said he's not sure if Christian McCaffrey (ankle) will be back "this week, next week, or the week after."

    Advice: The Panthers have yet to activate McCaffrey from injured reserve and Rhule makes it sound as if the team truly doesn't know when he'll be ready. Mike Davis struggled against the Bears, totaling his fewest fantasy points (11.5) as the team's starter to date, but still handled 20 of Carolina's 25 backfield touches. He'll remain a no-brainer RB1 until McCaffrey is activated. Rotoworld.com Monday, 10:38 am
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (40th)
  • Jimmy Graham sees 8 targets in Week 6 win
    Jimmy Graham caught 5-of-8 targets for 34 yards in the Bears' Week 6 win over the Panthers.

    Advice: Graham was on the field for 68 percent of the Bears' snaps this week and was second on the team in targets, only behind clear No. 1 option Allen Robinson. The tight end has recorded 28 targets over the last four games, which also coincides with Nick Foles' entry into the lineup. Graham is a fringe top 15 tight end based on that volume alone. Rotoworld.com Monday, 10:09 am
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    5.67 (200th)
  • Cooper Kupp posts season lows
    Cooper Kupp caught 3-of-9 targets for 11 yards in Week 6 against the 49ers.

    Advice: This is the first dud of the season for Kupp, who had at least five catches and 60 yards in four straight games. Kupp’s nine targets were behind only Robert Woods (10). The Rams got dominated in time of possession, leading to Kupp’s season lows. Kupp is a WR3 for a shy-away Week 7 matchup with Chicago. Rotoworld.com Oct 18, 9:09 pm
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    11.04 (92nd)
  • Robert Woods has four catches, TD vs 49ers
    Robert Woods caught 4-of-10 targets for 29 yards and a touchdown in Week 6 against the 49ers.

    Advice: Woods scored the Rams’ first touchdown on a 10-yard pass in the back of the end-zone. He was held in check after that, and dropped a would-be 66-yard TD near the end of the fourth quarter. Woods has been as consistent as ever this year, going over 100 yards or a touchdown in 5-of-6 games. He gets a matchup with Chicago on Monday night in Week 7. Rotoworld.com Oct 18, 9:07 pm
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    10.14 (81st)
  • Rams' Malcolm Brown: Does little in Week 6
    Malcolm Brown rushed two times for four yards and caught 3-of-4 targets for 18 yards in Week 6 against the 49ers.

    Advice: Brown was the No. 2 back in the Rams’ committee. He was a distant second to Darrell Henderson, who finished with 19 touches. Brown hasn’t had more than 50 yards in a game since his Week 1 breakout. There’s not much standalone value with Brown, and he would be in the lesser half of a committee with Cam Akers if Henderson gets injured. Rotoworld.com Oct 18, 9:04 pm
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    5.01 (221st)
  • Darrell Henderson averages 4.3 YPC on 14 carries
    Darrell Henderson rushed 14 times for 88 yards in Week 6 against the 49ers.

    Advice: Henderson continued to start and was the featured back over Cam Akers and Malcolm Brown. He had a short touchdown called back by a holding penalty, then later led the Rams inside the five-yard line. The Rams went away from Henderson after that, throwing it on third and fourth down before turning it over with a Jared Goff interception.  Henderson had been struggling on the ground, rushing for 38 yards last week, but he’s now averaging 4.3 YPC with 2 TDs over the past two games. Henderson is RB2 for a Week 7 matchup with the Patriots Rotoworld.com Oct 18, 9:01 pm
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    12.44 (56th)
  • Cam Akers gets zero touches, plays limited snaps
    Cam Akers didn't have any touches in Week 6 against the 49ers.

    Advice: Akers only played a couple snaps. It’s a surprise after he had one of his better games last week (nine carries, 61 yards). It’s possible Akers isn’t fully over his rib injury. The Rams should look to get Akers more involved in Week 7. Rotoworld.com Oct 18, 8:59 pm
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    1.95 (238th)
  • Godwin sees seven targets in return to field
    Chris Godwin caught 5-of-7 targets for 48 yards in Tampa Bay's Week 7 win over the Packers. 

    Advice: Godwin has seen at least six targets in all three games he's played this year. The 24-year-old appeared healthy in his first game back from a hamstring injury, avoiding Jaire Alexander's shadow coverage and finishing second on the team in targets behind only Rob Gronkowski (8). Presumably at full health moving forward, Godwin will again be a low-end WR1 in Week 7 against Las Vegas. Rotoworld.com Oct 18, 6:38 pm
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (52nd)
  • Evans: 10% target share in three games with Godwin
    Mike Evans caught 1-of-2 targets for 10 yards in Tampa Bay's Week 6 win over the Packers.

    Advice: Some of the blame can be attributed to Jaire Alexander's lockdown coverage, but the fact of the matter is Evans has now seen a 9.9% target share in three games with Chris Godwin (5/48) and a 22% target share in three starts without. Currently living off six touchdowns on 37 targets this year, Evans is a sell-high candidate since Justin Watson, Tyler Johnson and Godwin are all presumably healthy and available for the team's stretch run. Evans will rank as a WR2 in Week 7 against the Raiders. Rotoworld.com Oct 18, 4:36 pm
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    10.76 (77th)
  • Anthony Miller non-existent in win over Carolina
    Anthony Miller caught 3-of-3 targets for 8 yards in the Bears' Week 6 win over the Panthers. 

    Advice: This might seem overly simple, but in games where the Bears maintain a strong lead, Miller simply will not be necessary. The Bears seem to favor two tight end sets in those situations. You are unlikely to trust him in your lineup against the Rams in Week 7, another team that likes to slow the game down. Rotoworld.com Oct 18, 3:44 pm
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    4.44 (206th)
  • Darnell Mooney contributes 36 yards on 3 catches
    Darnell Mooney caught 3-of-5 targets for 36 yards in the Bears' Week 6 win over the Panthers.

    Advice: The Bears simply did not need a ton of offensive output, but Mooney continues to solidify his place as the team's No. 2 option on the outside. The Bears likely are pleasantly surprised at how solid their fifth-round rookie has performed thus far, and he has been rewarded with at least five targets in four straight games.  Rotoworld.com Oct 18, 3:37 pm
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    6.21 (192nd)
  • David Montgomery totals 97 yards on 23 touches
    David Montgomery rushed 19 times for 58 yards in the Bears' Week 6 win over the Panthers, adding four receptions for 39 additional yards. 

    Advice: This is Montgomery's second-best rushing and receiving total of the season, and he was just a few inches short of converting a touchdown that Nick Foles ultimately plunged in for. He is a volume-based RB2 moving forward and will rely on touchdowns to eclipse that top 12 tier at his position. Montgomery and the Bears face the Rams in Week 7. Rotoworld.com Oct 18, 1:56 pm
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    13.60 (65th)
  • Freeman carries the load in Week 6 win
    Devonta Freeman rushed 18 times for 61 yards in the Giants' Week 6 win over Washington.

    Advice: Freeman also added one catch for -4 yards on two targets. His stat line doesn't show an impressive game but the market share numbers tell a different story. Freeman was the only Giants back to record a carry and Dion Lewis added one catch on his only target. Wayne Gallman did not record a carry or target. Freeman's problem will be the Giants' offense. New York has topped 20 points in one game this year. That game was versus the Dallas defense. He'll need to find the end zone to be more than a steady RB2 in the coming weeks. Rotoworld.com Oct 18, 1:47 pm
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    8.59 (88th)
  • Allen Robinson limited to 53 yards on 9 targets
    Allen Robinson caught 5-of-9 targets for 53 yards in the Bears' Week 6 win over the Panthers. 

    Advice: Those 53 yards are a four-game low for Robinson by a considerable margin, but a major factor was the Bears' leading on the scoreboard for the entire contest. Carolina's defensive backs continue to perform above expectations, but you got the feeling that Robinson could have posted bigger numbers if the Bears pushed the pedal down a bit more. He likely will draw shadow coverage from Jalen Ramsey in Week 7. Rotoworld.com Oct 18, 1:34 pm
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    10.41 (64th)
  • Russell Gage racks up 64 yards on 4 targets in win
    Russell Gage caught 4-of-4 targets for 65 yards in the Falcons' Week 6 win over the Vikings.

    Advice: Matt Ryan threw for 371 yards and four touchdowns. Everyone ate in Atlanta, just some more than others. Gage was tied for third in targets behind Julio Jones (10) and Calvin Ridley (7). That trend should continue with both top receivers playing at full health again. Gage has some outside WR4 appeal in potential shootouts but his floor is lower with Jones back commanding a 25-30% target share. The burnable Lions are on the schedule next. Rotoworld.com Oct 18, 1:28 pm
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    4.50 (214th)
  • JT totals 115 yards on 16-of-22 backfield touches
    Jonathan Taylor rushed 12 times for 60 yards, hauling in all four of his targets for 55 receiving yards in Indianapolis' Week 6 win over the Bengals.

    Advice: Taylor averaged 5.0 yards per carry but only handled 12 rushes since the Colts trailed 21-0 mid-second quarter. Even so, the rookie encouragingly handled 12 of the team's 13 carries and 16-of-22 backfield touches; his 72.7% backfield touch rate was actually a new season-high. All the pieces haven't come together for Taylor just yet, but he's Indianapolis' clear RB1 based on the usage he's received the past two weeks. Look for him to explode as a potential league winner when the Colts return from their bye in Week 8. Rotoworld.com Oct 18, 1:22 pm
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    12.26 (43rd)
  • Julio Jones (8-137-2) brings life to ATL offense
    Julio Jones caught 8-of-10 targets for 137 yards and two touchdowns in the Falcons' Week 6 win over the Vikings.

    Advice: It's safe to say Jones was truly healthy for this one. He was as explosive as always, showing off big-play potential on his two touchdowns. His first was a 20-yard strike and his second was a 40-yard run-and-catch on a broken 4th-down play. Jones' reinjury risk is the only thing separating him from the other elite fantasy receivers. With Atlanta expected to play little defense and find themselves in shootouts, Jones has a top-three ceiling for the rest of the season. Hopefully his hamstring injury is behind him. The Detroit Lions are Jones' next victim. Rotoworld.com Oct 18, 1:04 pm
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    11.33 (67th)
  • Cam Newton struggles in first start back
    Cam Newton completed 17-of-25 passes for 157 yards with two interceptions in the Patriots' Week 6 loss to Denver.

    Advice: This was Newton's first start since going on the COVID list. He salvaged his day with 76 rushing yards and a goal-line TD, but Newton struggled in this one, taking four sacks and coming up short of a comeback after consecutive turnovers set up New England to win it on the final drive. Newton has now thrown for under 200 yards in 3-of-4 starts. He gets a matchup with the 49ers in Week 7. Rotoworld.com Oct 18, 1:02 pm
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    19.84 (7th)
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