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  • Christian Kirk (ankle) limited on Wednesday
    Christian Kirk (ankle) was limited in practice Wednesday. Rotoworld.com 7 minutes ago
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    12.29 (86th)
     
  • Titans will bring K Ryan Succop (knee) off IR
    Titans designated K Ryan Succop (knee) to return from injured reserve.

    Advice: Succop has returned to practice, but he's not eligible to return until Week 9 given league policies. It sounds like Succop will be ready when he's eligible. Rotoworld.com 16 minutes ago
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1176th)
     
  • Sammy Watkins practices in full on Wednesday
    Sammy Watkins (hamstring) was a full participant in Wednesday's practice.

    Advice: Watkins hasn't played since leaving early in Week 5, but he's fully on track to return this weekend against the Packers. The issues, of course, are Patrick Mahomes' knee injury and the return of Tyreek Hill. Matt Moore is very likely to start Week 8 -- Mahomes was reportedly very limited at practice today -- and Hill puts a dent into Watkins' floor and ceiling, leaving Watkins as a flex option this weekend. Rotoworld.com 21 minutes ago
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    6.05 (220th)
     
  • Adams (toe) could be a game-time call Sunday
    Packers coach Matt LaFleur said Davante Adams' (toe) Week 8 status could "go right up to game time."

    Advice: Adams was spotted stretching — his first work of any kind since suffering his turf toe injury on September 26 — in Green Bay's only portion of practice open to the media. With a few extra hours of rest available prior to Sunday night's kick-off in Kansas City, Adams is headed for a game-time decision. The Packers' wideouts were already hard enough to predict for fantasy with the sudden infiltration of Allen Lazard and Jake Kumerow ahead of Marquez Valdes-Scantling and Geronimo Allison last week and Adams' pending health only makes that situation murkier. Still, the latter's the only true WR1 of the bunch if cleared for Sunday night. Rotoworld.com 41 minutes ago
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    15.95 (56th)
     
  • Jarek Cook (ankle) sidelined on Wednesday
    Jared Cook (ankle) remained sidelined for Wednesday's practice.

    Advice: Alvin Kamara (ankle, knee) was also sidelined on Wednesday. Cook's come on strong in Teddy Bridgewater's past two games, totaling 7/78/2 in that stint, and would be a sneaky streaming option against Arizona's shoddy tight ends coverage if healthy. His availability for Friday's practice will tell all. Rotoworld.com 50 minutes ago
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    7.73 (169th)
     
  • Report: Gordon (knee) could play again in '19
    NFL Network's Mike Garafolo reports Josh Gordon (knee, IR) could be waived and available as a free agent "soon."

    Advice: Sports Illustrated's Albert Breer added that Gordon's knee injury is "minor" and the 28-year-old expects to be medically cleared "soon." Gordon would obviously be eligible to sign with another team and play immediately if that occurs. He was reportedly dealing with two bone bruises in his knee before missing practice the past two weeks but was ultimately on his way out for performance reasons after totaling 20/287/1 in six injury-riddled games this season. Even if Gordon's on your bench, it's purely a cross-your-fingers Hail Mary to keep him stashed and hope he lands with another team in '19. Rotoworld.com 52 minutes ago
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (105th)
     
  • Kamara (ankle, knee), Jared Cook (ankle) DNP
    Alvin Kamara (ankle) remained sidelined for Wednesday's practice.

    Advice: Jared Cook (ankle) also sat out. It's concerning that Kamara hasn't practiced in nearly two weeks, but New Orleans' recent move in releasing backup Zach Zenner suggests the former is simply biding a few extra days on the sideline before being thrusted back into the fire. Kamara's availability at Friday's practice will be crucial. Latavius Murray would remain in line as the team's bell-cow if Kamara's ruled out. Rotoworld.com 59 minutes ago
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    19.77 (35th)
     
  • Malcolm Brown (ankle) absent from practice
    Rams RB Malcolm Brown (ankle) was absent from Wednesday's practice.

    Advice: Brown's status was in doubt by Friday prior to Week 7, which should be the case again since the Rams are scheduled to fly to London before the weekend. Darrell Henderson logged season-highs in touches (12) and snaps (34.2%) without Brown available and would likely stay in that role if Todd Gurley's direct backup again. Brown can be universally dropped in 10-team leagues. Rotoworld.com Today, 2:23 pm
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    2.13 (323rd)
     
  • Sam Darnold (toe) DNP but expected to play
    Updating an earlier report, Sam Darnold (toe) was sidelined for Wednesday's practice.

    Advice: It's a significant update since coach Adam Gase initially stated he expected Darnold to take part in team drills. Darnold's still expected to play, but it's concerning he may not take any reps before throwing his next pass only one week after tossing four picks to 'ghosts'. He'll be a blind faith QB2 against the Jaguars if available. Rotoworld.com Today, 1:40 pm
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    21.19 (27th)
     
  • Patriots send Josh Gordon (knee, ankle) to IR
    Patriots placed Josh Gordon (knee) on injured reserve, ending his 2019 season.

    Advice: Gordon's injury-riddled season comes to a disappointing close as he finishes with merely 20 catches for 287 yards and one score. The team will also reportedly waive him once he's healthy, closing his Patriots career with 60/1,087/4 over 17 regular season games. This transaction explains why the Patriots felt the need to invest a second-rounder in Mohamed Sanu prior to Tuesday's trade deadline. New England will move forward with some combination of Julian Edelman, Jakobi Myers and Sanu primarily working from the slot while Phillip Dorsett stays locked in on the outside. No. 32 overall pick N'Keal Harry also has an easier path to opportunity upon his (pending) Week 11 return. 29 in April, another suitor is fully expected to take a flier on Gordon's incomparable athleticism next year. Rotoworld.com Today, 1:22 pm
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (105th)
     
  • O.J. Howard (hamstring) limited on Wednesday
    Bucs TE O.J. Howard (hamstring) was limited for Wednesday's practice.

    Advice: It may seem like Howard's battled a hamstring injury all year since he's been invisible, but he's actually a new addition to Tampa's injury report ahead of Week 8 (and, oddly enough, out of the team's bye). With two more touchdowns than Howard on the year, Cameron Brate would be the player to roster if the former remains limited this week. Brate makes for a sneaky speculative add even if Howard's healthy since the 24-year-old could potentially be on his way out by Tuesday's trade deadline. Rotoworld.com Today, 1:19 pm
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    6.32 (212th)
     
  • Shanahan expects Sanders to play vs Panthers
    49ers coach Kyle Shanahan said he expects Emmanuel Sanders to play in Week 8 against the Panthers.

    Advice: Sanders has said the offense in San Francisco is one he's familiar with, and he didn't seem overly concerned about picking up the nuances of Shanahan's scheme. Other receivers, like Antonio Brown earlier this season, have played on short notice, but it's not a guarantee that he plays full snaps in Week 8. When he's fully intertwined in the offense, Sanders will be the No. 1 receiver and should see about 5-8 targets per game. Rotoworld.com Today, 12:55 pm
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    10.62 (109th)
     
  • Corey Davis (illness) absent from practice
    Corey Davis (illness) was sidelined for Wednesday's practice.

    Advice: It could very well be nothing, but it's at least worth monitoring heading into the weekend if his illness tends to linger. Delanie Walker (ankle) was expectedly sidelined for practice, too. Davis should be fully entrusted as a WR3 against Tampa Bay's pass funnel if he's good to go for Week 8. Rotoworld.com Today, 12:45 pm
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    12.04 (89th)
     
  • Brees practices, 'may' be a game-time call
    Saints coach Sean Payton said Drew Brees (thumb) "may be a game-time decision" for Week 8 against the Cardinals.

    Advice: Payton said Brees will be the starter "if he's ready to play" and that New Orleans' bye the following week will have no impact on his decision. For what it's worth, Brees himself added "the plan" is to play. The team may still opt to play it safe, but it sounds like Brees is truly heading for a game-time call. Sunday will make five weeks since the veteran signal-caller underwent thumb surgery, putting him smack in the middle of his initial 4-6 week timetable. He'll be a QB1 if he suits up and should be rostered in 12-team leagues wherever applicable. Rotoworld.com Today, 12:17 pm
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    5.17 (580th)
     
  • Josh Jacobs (shoulder) sits out on Wednesday
    Josh Jacobs (shoulder) was sidelined for Wednesday's practice.

    Advice: Rodney Hudson, Tahir Whitehead and Gabe Jackson were all absent from Wednesday's practice as well — a sign Jacobs could merely be resting before taking part in practice the rest of the week. His reps heading into Sunday now need to be monitored considering he did exit to the locker room for a brief period in Oakland's Week 7 loss to the Packers. Rotoworld.com Today, 11:41 am
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    13.62 (69th)
     
  • Tyrell Williams (foot) returns to practice
    Raiders WR Tyrell Williams (foot) returned to practice Wednesday.

    Advice: It's the first time Williams has practiced since initially being diagnosed with plantar fasciitis in Week 5. Even when healthy, Williams was making his living off his unpredictable touchdown production, failing to record so much as eight targets in any game as the offense has continued to flow through Darren Waller underneath. If Williams is healthy for Sunday's matchup against the Texans, he'll qualify as a worrisome WR3. Rotoworld.com Today, 11:33 am
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    10.86 (106th)
     
  • Sam Darnold (toe) to be limited Wednesday
    Sam Darnold (toe) will be limited in Wednesday's practice.

    Advice: Darnold had a toenail removed after his horrid Monday night performance against the Patriots. But coach Adam Gase said Darnold will play Week 8 against the Jaguars. Rotoworld.com Today, 8:18 am
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    21.19 (27th)
     
  • WR-desperate 49ers acquire Emmanuel Sanders
    49ers acquired WR Emmanuel Sanders from the Broncos in exchange for third- and fourth-round draft picks.

    Advice: The Broncos are also sending a fifth-round pick the 49ers' way. Truly receiver desperate, the 49ers haven't been able to settle on a receiver rotation all season. Although it's a role 32-year-old Sanders is probably miscast for at this point in his career, they now have their No. 1. Still providing WR3 relevance in Denver despite Joe Flacco's unsurprising awfulness, Sanders will have a chance to push for WR2 value in San Francisco, though the 49ers' offense will remain run heavy to the extreme. 2019 is the final year of Sanders' contract. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 11:52 am
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    10.62 (109th)
     
  • Seeing ghosts: Darnold has 5 turnovers on MNF
    Sam Darnold completed just 11-of-32 passes for 86 yards, no touchdowns, and four interceptions in the Jets' 33-0, Week 7 loss to the Patriots Monday night.

    Advice: He also lost a fumble on the lone sack he absorbed. After Darnold's impressive outing in his return from mono last week against Dallas, this game was the complete opposite end of the spectrum. Darnold finished with a 3.7 QB rating. Although he was sacked just the one time, Darnold was under heavy pressure early, as Bill Belichick dialed up countless blitzes, daring Darnold to beat him. Spoiler: He didn't. And Darnold was even mic'ed up for this game by ESPN and was caught admitting in the first half that he was "seeing ghosts" in the pocket. It was evident. Darnold threw off his back foot at an alarming rate, sometimes even in a clean pocket. All four of his picks were hideous throws, and two of them were red-zone ducks into the end zone that resulted in easy grabs for the defender. The Patriots field a historic defense, so this was no easy test, but Darnold was beyond bad. He'll try to rebound next week at Jacksonville, but he has to be shook after this one. Rotoworld.com Monday, 8:26 pm
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    21.19 (27th)
     
  • Williams (foot) questionable for Week 8
    Coach Jon Gruden said Tyrell Williams (foot) is questionable for the Raiders' Week 8 matchup against the Texans.

    Advice: Williams ripped off 6-105-1, 5-46-1, 3-20-1 and 3-36-1 lines to start the season before missing the Raiders' Week 5 and Week 7 matchups due to a foot injury. There's a low ceiling and floor here considering Derek Carr hasn't fed Williams even eight targets in a game this season, but the talented fifth-year WR remains plenty capable of working as a WR3 as long as he continues to function as the offense's go-to downfield and red-zone threat. Rotoworld.com Monday, 1:26 pm
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    10.86 (106th)
     
  • Watkins (hamstring) upgraded to day-to-day
    Chiefs coach Andy Reid said Sammy Watkins (hamstring) is day-to-day.

    Advice: Having been sidelined for the past two contests, Watkins is trending towards returning against the Packers following an extended rest between games. He's failed to eclipse 65 receiving yards since his three-score performance in Week 1 and now likely gets Matt Moore under center with Tyreek Hill healthy on the outside. Watkins is arguably droppable in 12-team leagues assuming Patrick Mahomes (knee) sits for at least three games. Rotoworld.com Monday, 10:05 am
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    6.05 (220th)
     
  • Report: Patriots inquired about O.J. Howard
    According to Sports Illustrated's Albert Breer, the Patriots inquired about O.J. Howard but were told he's not available.

    Advice: Howard would make an incredible amount of sense for the Patriots, who have yet to find an adequate replacement for retired tight end Rob Gronkowski. The 2017 first-rounder has yet to click in Bruce Arians' offense, but was excellent a year ago, leading the position in yards per reception (16.6) while also showing promise as a blocker. Joining forces with Tom Brady in New England would no doubt come as a major boost to Howard's stagnant fantasy stock, though unfortunately for all of us, it doesn't appear the Bucs will entertain that possibility. Rotoworld.com Monday, 6:13 am
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    6.32 (212th)
     
  • Brees on Week 8 availability: 'We'll see'
    Drew Brees (thumb) plans to resume practicing this week.

    Advice: Brees has resumed throwing and appears to be in the final stages of his recovery from last month's thumb surgery. The future Hall of Famer "hopes" to return against the Cardinals in Week 8 but wouldn't fully commit, telling ESPN Saints reporter Mike Triplett "we'll see" based on how the week unfolds. The Saints have yet to lose with Teddy Bridgewater under center (5-0) and have a bye scheduled for Week 9. Brees and fellow offensive juggernaut Alvin Kamara (ankle/knee) both appear to be eyeing Week 8 returns, though New Orleans may opt to play it safe by keeping them out through the bye week. Rotoworld.com Monday, 5:26 am
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    5.17 (580th)
     
  • Corey Davis scores second TD of 2019 in win
    Corey Davis caught 6-of-7 targets for 80 yards and one touchdown in the Titans' Week 7 win over the Chargers.

    Advice: The receptions (6) and targets (7) were both season-highs. Davis and new starter Ryan Tannehill had chemistry over the middle all game long. In the red zone, Davis worked his way into an open space for his second touchdown of 2019. This was a good first step for Davis, but he's not somebody to fully trust quite yet. It's still the Titans offense. With that said, the Bucs are on the schedule next, so Davis will be a WR3/4 option. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 5:13 pm
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    12.04 (89th)
     
  • Josh Jacobs eats for 134 yards in Green Bay
    Josh Jacobs rushed 21 times for 124 yards in the Raiders' Week 7 loss to the Packers, adding three receptions for 10 additional yards.

    Advice: Jacobs made a statement on the Raiders' opening drive, going 3/53 with a 42-yard run where he posterized numerous would-be tacklers. Unfortunately, he picked up a shoulder nick in the process. He headed to the locker room for evaluation but ended up missing little time. His continued limited involvement in the passing game was a disappointment on a day where Tyrell Williams (foot) was sidelined, though Jacobs has now caught three balls in back-to-back games. Truly impressive on the ground so far this season, Jacobs will remain a high-end RB2 for Week 8 in Houston. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 1:31 pm
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    13.62 (69th)
     
  • Drew Brees (thumb) headlines Saints inactives
    Saints declared QB Drew Brees, WR Tre'Quan Smith, CB Ken Crawley, RB Alvin Kamara, OL Ethan Greenidge, TE Jared Cook and DE Trey Hendrickson inactive for Week 7 against the Bears.

    Advice: The Saints didn't have any questionable players ahead of their Week 7 matchup against the Bears. The Saints are three-point underdogs in this road contest. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 12:04 pm
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    5.17 (580th)
     
  • Broncos expected to 'listen' on Sanders
    ESPN's Adam Schefter reports the Broncos are open to trading Emmanuel Sanders ahead of next Tuesday's deadline.

    Advice: Per Schefter, the Broncos want more than the fourth-round pick they received for Demaryius Thomas last October. That makes sense, but it is probably still a tough ask for a 32-year-old wideout coming off a torn Achilles' tendon and headed to free agency. Schefter lists the Panthers, Patriots, Eagles and 49ers as teams who could be in the market. With the Broncos' season circling Joe Flacco's drain, it makes no sense to hold onto vestige of the Manning glory days Sanders. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 9:51 am
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    10.62 (109th)
     
  • Christian Kirk inactive, DJ active for Week 7
    Cardinals declared WR Christian Kirk, RB D.J. Foster, LB Zeke Turner, LB Ramik Wilson, OL Lamont Gaillard, DL Michael Dogbe, DL Zach Allen as inactive for Week 7 against the Giants.

    Advice: David Johnson is ready to go and will have a dreamy matchup against the Giants. As for the receivers, Larry Fitzgerald is the obvious No. 1 option with KeeSean Johnson, Damiere Byrd, and others pitching in. Kirk remains week to week. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 8:36 am
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    12.29 (86th)
     
  • Malcolm Brown (ankle) officially out vs. ATL
    Rams RB Malcolm Brown (ankle) is inactive for Week 7 vs. the Falcons.

    Advice: With Todd Gurley (quad) returning from his one-week absence, Darrell Henderson will operate as the Rams' change-of-pace back after being a lone bright spot in last week's humiliating loss to the 49ers. Henderson has FLEX appeal in the highest-totaled game of Week 7. Also inactive for the Rams are LB Kenny Young, LB Clay Matthews, LB Bryce Hager, OL Jamil Demby, OL Austin Corbett and DL Greg Gaines. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 8:35 am
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    2.13 (323rd)
     
  • Alvin Kamara (ankle) could return in Week 8
    NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports Alvin Kamara (ankle/knee) has not been ruled out for Week 8 against the Cardinals.

    Advice: New Orleans decided to sit Kamara down after seeing him labor through a high-ankle injury in last week's win at Jacksonville, though he's reportedly made progress and could return to lead the Saints' backfield as soon as Week 8. The Saints have a bye in Week 9, which could influence their thinking in relation to both Kamara and Drew Brees, who has reportedly made headway in his recovery from thumb surgery. With Kamara shelved, Latavius Murray will function as the Saints' workhorse Sunday in Chicago. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 6:34 am
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    19.77 (35th)
     
  • Kirk (ankle) headed for 3rd straight absence
    Christian Kirk (questionable, ankle) is not expected to play Week 7 against the Giants.

    Advice: It will be his third straight absence. Kirk has practiced the past two weeks and should have a decent chance to return when the Cardinals visit New Orleans in Week 8. With Kirk out of commission, Arizona will continue to roll out Larry Fitzgerald, KeeSean Johnson and Trent Sherfield in three-wide sets. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 5:06 am
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    12.29 (86th)
     
  • Josh Gordon (knee) ruled out for Monday night
    Josh Gordon (knee) won't suit up for the Patriots' Monday night matchup against the Jets.

    Advice: Undrafted rookie Gunner Olszewski is expected to take Gordon's spot in 3-WR sets. The Patriots bumped Julian Edelman out wide with Phillip Dorsett sidelined last week, as Jakobi Meyers ultimately spent 44-of-56 snaps (79%) in the slot. The Jets defense isn't bad; they're one of just 12 units to allow fewer than 5.5 yards per play this season. We wouldn't bet against the league's highest-scoring offense having too hard of a time putting up points, but this isn't a cake walk -- particularly with Sam Darnold back under center. Meyers is the preferred streamer option over Olszewski due to the former receiver's demonstrated chemistry with Tom Brady that dates back to training camp. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 1:53 pm
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (105th)
     
  • Josh Gordon (knee) likely out for Week 7
    ESPN's Mike Reiss reports Josh Gordon isn't expected to play in Week 7 against the Jets.

    Advice: Gordon didn't practice after getting knocked out of Week 6. He's not dealing with a major knee injury, but he's going to miss at least one game. Julian Edelman and Phillip Dorsett will see increased targets in Gordon's absence. The Patriots are also expected to be without their top two tight ends this week. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 9:09 am
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (105th)
     
  • Josh Gordon (knee) doesn't practice Friday
    Josh Gordon (knee) did not practice Friday.

    Advice: Gordon is very unlikely to play Monday night after missing the past two practices. That means Julian Edelman and Phillip Dorsett will be Tom Brady's top receivers with James White also chipping in. The Patriots are extremely thin at tight end as well -- Ryan Izzo and Matt LaCossee didn't practice Friday either. Consider Gordon week to week. Rotoworld.com Friday, 1:31 pm
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (105th)
     
  • Jared Cook ruled out for Week 7 vs. the Bears
    Jared Cook (ankle) is out for Week 7 against the Bears.

    Advice: Cook wasn't able to practice this week and is week to week moving forward. The Saints will also be without Alvin Kamara and Tre'Quan Smith, so Michael Thomas and Latavius Murray will be this week's centerpieces. Rotoworld.com Friday, 1:04 pm
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    7.73 (169th)
     
  • Kamara, Cook ruled out for Week 7 vs. CHI
    Alvin Kamara (ankle) is out for Week 7 against the Bears.

    Advice: This was inevitable after missing Friday's practice. The Saints will slide Latavius Murray into the starting lineup, and he's a viable RB2 plug-and-play even in a tough matchup. Jared Cook will also be sidelined, so Michael Thomas is a near-lock for 10+ targets. Consider Kamara week to week with his high-ankle injury. Rotoworld.com Friday, 12:59 pm
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    19.77 (35th)
     
  • Malcolm Brown (ankle) doubtful for Week 7
    Malcolm Brown (ankle) is doubtful for Week 7 against the Falcons.

    Advice: Brown isn't going to play, but Todd Gurley is expected to return from a one-game absence. Intriguing rookie Darrell Henderson should see backup touches with Brown sidelined, especially if the Rams limit Gurley as he comes off his thigh contusion. Henderson is a worthwhile add as an upside bench stash. Rotoworld.com Friday, 12:55 pm
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    2.13 (323rd)
     
  • Christian Kirk also a game-time decision
    Christian Kirk (ankle) is a game-time decision for Week 7 against the Giants.

    Advice: Kirk is "cutting more often" but he is still "not all the way there." The slot receiver reportedly needs to be at 100% to suit up, so he's very questionable at the moment. The word should get out on his status before lineups lock on Sunday, but fantasy owners need to have a backup option on hand. Cardinals coach Kliff Kingsbury also called David Johnson a game-time decision. Larry Fitzgerald is in a prime spot as a WR2. Rotoworld.com Friday, 12:51 pm
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    12.29 (86th)
     
  • Tyrell Williams (foot) is out for Week 7
    Tyrell Williams (foot) is out for Week 7 against the Packers.

    Advice: Williams wasn't able to practice this week with his plantar fascia injury and is looking questionable for next week as well. The Raiders will also likely be without RT Trent Brown, who is listed as doubtful. The Raiders backup receivers aren't recommended plays on the road against an above-average defense. Trevor Davis, Hunter Renfrow, Zay Jones, and Keelan Doss will be splitting reps, while Darren Waller and Josh Jacobs see most of the usage. Rotoworld.com Friday, 12:13 pm
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    10.86 (106th)
     
  • Alvin Kamara, Jared Cook not seen at practice
    Alvin Kamara (ankle) was not spotted at practice Friday.

    Advice: The official injury report will be released later, but it looks like Kamara is on the wrong side of questionable for Week 7 against the Bears. That means Latavius Murray will likely slide into a featured role as a plug-and-play RB2. In addition to Kamara, the Saints could be without Jared Cook who was also not seen at practice. It's bad timing for a team heading to Chicago this week. Rotoworld.com Friday, 11:35 am
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    19.77 (35th)
     
  • Adams ruled out, MVS and Allison draw Q tag
    Davante Adams (toe) is officially out for Week 7 against the Raiders.

    Advice: Packers coach Matt LaFleur said Marquez Valdes-Scantling and Geronimo Allison have 48 hours to "see if they come around." Of the two, MVS appears to have a better chance of suiting up, but neither practiced this week. If all three are ultimately ruled out, Jake Kumerow and Allen Lazard will enter the fantasy mix. Adams remains week to week with his turf toe injury. Rotoworld.com Friday, 10:28 am
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    15.95 (56th)
     
  • Davante Adams (toe) still not practicing
    Davante Adams (toe) remained sidelined at Friday's practice.

    Advice: His official rule-out should come in a few hours when Green Bay releases its final injury report of the week. Adams has made little headway in his recovery from a turf toe injury suffered in a Week 4 loss to Philadelphia. With injuries to Adams, Marquez Valdes-Scantling (ankle, knee) and Geronimo Allison (concussion, chest), the Packers will enter their Week 7 matchup with the Raiders (who are well-rested coming off last week's bye) dangerously shorthanded at receiver. Rotoworld.com Friday, 10:13 am
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    15.95 (56th)
     
  • Emmanuel Sanders goes 5/60 in loss to Chiefs
    Emmanuel Sanders caught 5-of-6 targets for 60 yards in the Broncos' Week 7 loss to the Chiefs.

    Advice: Sanders was lucky to escape with the yardage he did, as Joe Flacco was so bad even FOX analyst Troy Aikman was calling for his benching. Speaking after the game, Sanders was asked what went wrong. "You know the answer," Sanders said. "You watched the same game." If you watched the game, you saw a completely immobile Flacco getting devoured by the Chiefs' previously stagnant pass rush. With 10 days between now and the Broncos' Week 8 trip to Indianapolis, it's possible contract-year Sanders has played his final game in Denver. The trade deadline is in 12 days. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 8:50 pm
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    10.62 (109th)
     
  • Emmanuel Sanders good to go vs. KC for TNF
    Emmanuel Sanders (knee) is active for Week 7 against the Chiefs.

    Advice: Sanders was removed from the Broncos' final injury report on Wednesday, so his status was not in doubt. The Chiefs will be without nickel CB Kendall Fuller, upgrading Sanders' matchup even though only a third of his snaps have come in the slot this season. Inactive for the Broncos are CB Bryce Callahan, RT Ja’Wuan James, DE Adam Gotsis, LB Corey Nelson, TE Troy Fumagalli, WR Juwann Winfree and OT Calvin Anderson. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 3:51 pm
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    10.62 (109th)
     
  • Jared Cook (ankle) misses another practice
    Jared Cook (ankled) remained sidelined on Thursday.

    Advice: ESPN's Mike Triplett considers Cook in jeopardy of missing Sunday's road trip to Chicago. A "limited" session on Friday would put Cook on track to make the flight. Even if Cook does play, he has yet to rise above middling TE2 status this season. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 2:27 pm
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    7.73 (169th)
     
  • Alvin Kamara (ankle) still sidelined Thursday
    Alvin Kamara (ankle) remained sidelined on Thursday.

    Advice: It would appear Kamara has a high-ankle sprain. Barring a surprise Friday return, he is going to miss Sunday's road trip to Chicago, and should be considered questionable at best to return in Week 8. Latavius Murray becomes a plug-and-play RB2 in Kamara's absence. The Bears are a foreboding matchup, but this weekend will be their first game without run-stuffer extraordinaire Akiem Hicks. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 2:20 pm
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    19.77 (35th)
     
  • Cards' Kirk gets in another limited practice
    Christian Kirk (ankle) remained "limited" on Thursday.

    Advice: Kirk practiced last week before missing his second consecutive game. Speaking Wednesday, coach Kilff Kingsbury said Kirk remained in the "rehab phase" and must be 100 percent healthy to return. It's discouraging that Kirk is still earning limited tags, but he has a real chance of returning Sunday against the Giants. He would be a WR3 for a great matchup. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 2:16 pm
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    12.29 (86th)
     
  • Tyrell Williams remains sidelined Thursday
    Tyrell Williams (foot) remained sidelined on Thursday.

    Advice: Coach Jon Gruden has basically already said Williams won't play Sunday. He sounds questionable for Week 8, as well. In Williams' absence, the Raiders are left with Trevor Davis, Hunter Renfrow, Keelan Doss and Zay Jones at wideout. No one from that group will be a viable re-draft play in Green Bay. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 11:18 am
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    10.86 (106th)
     
  • Adams, MVS, Allison all remain out Thursday
    Davante Adams (toe) remained sidelined on Thursday.

    Advice: As did Marquez Valdes-Scantling (knee, ankle) and Geronimo Allison. The Packers have four healthy wideouts, Allen Lazard, Jake Kumerow, Darrius Shepherd and Ryan Grant. Grant was signed Wednesday. The absence would be Adams' third straight. There was initial optimism he wouldn't miss much time, but it's now unclear when he might return. The Packers' bye is not until Week 11, so that's probably not the over/under. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 10:54 am
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    15.95 (56th)
     
  • Josh Gordon (knee) not practicing Thursday
    Josh Gordon (knee) didn't practice Thursday.

    Advice: Both Gordon and Phillip Dorsett (hamstring) should be considered questionable for Monday night. The Patriots bumped Julian Edelman out wide with Dorsett sidelined, as Jakobi Meyers ultimately spent 44-of-56 snaps (79%) in the slot. Undrafted rookie Gunner Olszewski is expected to take Gordon's spot in 3-WR sets if Flash is ultimately sidelined. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 9:49 am
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (105th)
     
  • Brees (thumb) back to working with NFL ball
    Drew Brees clarified Wednesday that he's back to working with a regulation-sized football.

    Advice: It's great news for Brees' chances of returning sooner rather than later. The future hall of fame QB himself stated, "I’ve graduated to the NFL ball ... I have a really kind of disciplined plan for what I need to do for strength and flexibility and then my throwing and all that stuff. So really starting to get back into it, doing football stuff, and just trying to get back as quick as I can." There appears to be a real chance that Brees returns in Week 8 against the Cardinals. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 6:20 am
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    5.17 (580th)
     
  • Bucs have no interest in trading O.J. Howard
    Tampa Bay Times' Rick Stroud reports the Bucs won't trade O.J. Howard.

    Advice: Howard hasn't been utilized in the Bucs' passing game as often as most would like but that doesn't mean the Bucs are going to be trading away their young tight end. The Bucs have team control over his contract for two or three more seasons, so there's not a lot of incentive to dish him away at the moment. Howard will likely continue to see his 2-5 targets per game as a boom-or-bust TE2 in fantasy. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 6:47 pm
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    6.32 (212th)
     
  • Malcolm Brown (ankle) doesn't practice Wed.
    Malcolm Brown (ankle) did not practice Wednesday.

    Advice: Brown's Week 7 status is up in the air, but we'll learn more based on Thursday and Friday's injury reports. The same can be said with Todd Gurley, who was limited Wednesday with his ongoing thigh contusion. If neither can get ready in time, rookie Darrell Henderson would be projected for a lot of work against the Falcons this Sunday. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 5:44 pm
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    2.13 (323rd)
     
  • Adams, MVS, Allison listed as DNP Wednesday
    Davante Adams (toe) "did not participate" Wednesday according to the Packers' estimated practice report.

    Advice: The Packers did not actually practice, but they still have to estimate an injury report. Adams, Marquez Valdes-Scantling, and Geronimo Allison were all listed as DNPs, which explains why the Packers signed WR Ryan Grant earlier. Adams is still left without a timetable as he works his way through a turf toe. He'll need to get back onto the practice field before suiting up for a game. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 4:20 pm
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    15.95 (56th)
     
  • Jared Cook (ankle) DNP on Wednesday
    Jared Cook (ankle) was sidelined for Wednesday's practice.

    Advice: Cook's absence from practice could just be for rest. He's caught two touchdowns in as many games the past two weeks and has recently come on strong following a brutal 8/90/0 start to the season. Friday's practice will be telling. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 2:34 pm
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    7.73 (169th)
     
  • Kamara (ankle, knee), Jared Cook (ankle) DNP
    Alvin Kamara (ankle, knee) was sidelined for Wednesday's practice.

    Advice: Even though Kamara isn't expected to practice this week, he still believes he has "a shot to play." All signs point to him missing Sunday following the signing of Zach Zenner as insurance. Whatever the case, Latavius Murray needs to be prioritized off waivers as an every-down back in the event Kamara's ruled out for Week 7 against the Bears. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 2:33 pm
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    19.77 (35th)
     
  • Tyrell (foot) still not practicing after bye
    Raiders WR Tyrell Williams (foot) remained sidelined for Wednesday's practice.

    Advice: Coach Jon Gruden said Williams is dealing with plantar fasciitis and it’s "not getting much better." He didn't practice at all before being ruled out in London, either. Now going on a full two weeks (and a bye's worth of rest) since the last time he took the field, the door for a potential IR stint is open. Trevor Davis, Hunter Renfrow and Keelan Doss worked exclusively in Oakland's three-wide sets in Week 5, but the Raiders will likely mix in recent acquisition Zay Jones against the Packers. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 11:29 am
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    10.86 (106th)
     
  • Sammy Watkins (hamstring) out again Week 7
    Sammy Watkins (hamstring) has been ruled out for Thursday night's Week 7 game against the Broncos.

    Advice: Watkins will miss essentially his third straight game despite early-week optimism regarding his chances this week. The Chiefs will again roll with Tyreek Hill, Mecole Hardman, Byron Pringle, and Demarcus Robinson in Watkins' absence. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 11:11 am
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    6.05 (220th)
     
  • Kingsbury: Kirk has to be 100 percent to play
    Coach Kliff Kingsbury said Christian Kirk (ankle) remains in the rehab phase.

    Advice: Kingsbury also said Kirk has to be 100% in order to return to the lineup, suggesting his outlook is bleak for Week 7 against the Giants. If Kirk sits, Larry Fitzgerald and David Johnson should continue to dominate targets and touches for the Cardinals. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 10:20 am
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    12.29 (86th)
     
  • Kamara (ankle) has 'a shot to play' Week 7
    NFL Media's Tom Pelissero reports Alvin Kamara has "a high ankle-type issue" that will limit him in practice.

    Advice: Kamara still believes he has "a shot to play" this Sunday against the Bears, but he's best viewed as questionable for now. The star running back was clearly slowed by his ankle injury last week, which led to a season-low 11 carries. If Kamara can't get healthy in time, Latavius Murray would slide into a featured role as a volume-based RB2 for fantasy purposes. Kamara's availability in practice this week will be extremely important for his Week 7 status. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 5:38 pm
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    19.77 (35th)
     
  • Sammy Watkins remains 'limited' on Tuesday
    Sammy Watkins (hamstring) remained "limited" on Tuesday.

    Advice: It puts Watkins on track to return for Thursday's game against the Broncos after missing Week 6. A fantasy disappointment during Tyreek Hill's four-game absence, Watkins has been rendered a boom-or-bust WR2/3 following Hill's return. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 2:22 pm
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    6.05 (220th)
     
  • Emmanuel Sanders upgraded to 'full' Tuesday
    Emmanuel Sanders (knee) was upgraded to "full" in Tuesday's practice.

    Advice: In other words, he will be out there against the Chiefs. Even in a plus matchup, Sanders will be a low-end WR3. Courtland Sutton has taken control of the Broncos' receiver corps, currently checking in as ninth in the league in receiving (477). Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 2:16 pm
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    10.62 (109th)
     
  • 'Optimism' Emmanuel Sanders plays Thursday
    NFL.com's James Palmer reports there is "optimism" Emmanuel Sanders (knee) is active for Thursday's game against the Chiefs.

    Advice: Sanders practiced again on Tuesday, an excellent sign he will be ready to go on the short week. Joe Flacco has been having trouble making multiple fantasy receivers relevant any given week — and it's usually been Courtland Sutton — but there should be room for the two of Sutton and Sanders against the Chiefs' shaky defense. The game's over/under is near 50. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 10:46 am
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    10.62 (109th)
     
  • Josh Gordon (knee) misses practice on Tuesday
    Josh Gordon (knee) was sidelined for Tuesday's practice.

    Advice: Meanwhile both N'Keal Harry (ankle) and Phillip Dorsett (hamstring) returned. We'll see how this situation shakes out since the Patriots have an extra 24 hours to get healthy before suiting up Monday night, but early indications suggest Julian Edelman, Jakobi Meyers and Dorsett start in New England's three-wide sets. Meyers makes for a great waivers stash as a pivot for Gordon at kick-off. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 9:17 am
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (105th)
     
  • Davante Adams headlines Packers' inactives
    Packers declared WR Davante Adams, CB Tony Brown, OL Cole Madison, OL Adam Pankey, S Darnell Savage, TE Robert Tonyan, and RB Dexter Williams inactive for Week 6 against the Lions Monday night.

    Advice: No surprises here. Adams is battling turf toe and misses his second straight game. Savage has an ankle issue, Tonyan a hip ailment, and Brown a tweaked hamstring. Rotoworld.com Monday, 3:56 pm
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    15.95 (56th)
     
  • Manny Sanders (knee) listed as limited Monday
    Emmanuel Sanders (knee) was listed as a limited participant in practice Monday.

    Advice: The Broncos didn't actually practice, but were required to submit an estimated injury report. Sanders got banged up on Sunday, but reportedly isn't dealing with a serious injury and has a real shot to suit up Thursday night against the Chiefs. The 32 year old has quieted down a bit after a hot start to the season with just two catches for nine scoreless yards over the last two weeks. Sanders (38 targets) has worked as the offense's No. 2 WR behind Courtland Sutton (46). Rotoworld.com Oct 14, 2:01 pm
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    10.62 (109th)
     
  • Watkins (hamstring) listed as limited Monday
    Sammy Watkins (hamstring) was listed as a limited participant in practice Monday.

    Advice: The Chiefs didn't actually practice, but are required to submit an estimated injury report. Watkins is tentatively expected to suit up in Week 7 after sitting out in Week 6. NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reported there is "optimism" that Watkins will suit up against the Broncos Thursday night. Still, Watkins is a candidate for reduced snaps or a re-aggravation with this type of soft-tissue injury. He'll work as the offense's No. 3 pass-game option moving forward behind Tyreek Hill and Travis Kelce. Rotoworld.com Oct 14, 1:42 pm
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    6.05 (220th)
     
  • 'Optimism' Sammy Watkins plays Thursday night
    According to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, there is "optimism" Sammy Watkins (hamstring) will return against the Broncos in Week 7.

    Advice: Watkins sat out Sunday's loss to Houston after tweaking his hamstring in Week 5, but is trending toward a Week 7 return even with the Chiefs playing on Thursday night. Aside from a Week 1 explosion against Jacksonville (9-198-3 on 11 targets), Watkins has had a pedestrian year, contributing just 167 yards with no touchdowns in his other four appearances. Watkins will get the more favorable matchup if he plays Thursday with All-Pro Chris Harris likely to shadow deep weapon Tyreek Hill, who impressed with 80 yards and a pair of touchdowns Sunday in his first game back from a month-long shoulder injury. Rotoworld.com Oct 14, 7:04 am
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    6.05 (220th)
     
  • Report: Not much concern for Sanders (knee)
    NFL Network's James Palmer reports Emmanuel Sanders (knee) isn't dealing with a serious injury.

    Advice: Specifically, Palmer stated Sanders' injury, "Doesn’t appear to be at all serious. Not much concern right now even with a short week." Ian Rapoport also stated that his understanding is that there is optimism that Sanders will suit up Thursday night against the Chiefs. At the very least, it appears Sanders has avoided a serious injury and has a real shot to suit up in Week 7 despite the quick turnaround. Rotoworld.com Oct 13, 5:57 pm
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    10.62 (109th)
     
  • Corey Davis a non-factor in loss to Denver
    Corey Davis gathered three catches for 36 yards on five targets Sunday in Tennessee’s Week 6 loss to the Broncos.

    Advice: He led the Titans in air yards with 71 (14.2 aDOT), though obviously it didn't translate in the fantasy realm. Fantasy owners probably weren't expecting much from Harris this week given his matchup with All-Pro cornerback Chris Harris, who contributed an interception in the Broncos' shutout victory. Whether it's Davis' own shortcomings or a product of poor quarterback play, it's just not happening for Davis right now. A Week 7 matchup with the Chargers probably won't do much to solve his season-long struggles. Rotoworld.com Oct 13, 5:44 pm
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    12.04 (89th)
     
  • Darnold leads New York to first win of '19
    Sam Darnold completed 23-of-32 passes for 338 yards, two touchdowns and one pick in the Jets' Week 6 upset over the Cowboys.

    Advice: Darnold immediately instilled life into a previously lifeless offense as the Jets' three touchdowns in the first half trumped their two offensive scores from the first four games. Upon stuffing Dak Prescott on a 4th-and-2 opportunity from seven-yards out in the first quarter, Darnold took to the field and responded by stepping up in the pocket and launching a 92-yard touchdown strike to Robby Anderson (5/125/1) streaking downfield. Sunday already makes for the third time the 22-year-old has eclipsed the 300-yard mark in his young career. Unfortunately, he'll be an option to avoid against New England's shutdown defense next Monday. If anything, appreciate the fact that New York's receivers are now all back in play. Rotoworld.com Oct 13, 4:50 pm
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    21.19 (27th)
     
  • Malcolm Brown has 40 yards in place of Gurley
    Malcolm Brown rushed 11 times for 40 yards in the Rams' Week 6 loss to the 49ers.

    Advice: He didn't catch a pass. Brown got the start in place of an injured Todd Gurley (quad), but the Rams' offense was as pitiful as it gets, producing zero points after the opening drive and failing to convert a single third or fourth down. The offensive line is a major problem. Brown is nothing more than an RB4 when Gurley is healthy. He should be back for Week 7 against the Falcons. Rotoworld.com Oct 13, 4:28 pm
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    2.13 (323rd)
     
  • Manny Sanders (knee) done for the afternoon
    Emmanuel Sanders left Sunday's Week 6 game against the Titans with a knee injury and will not return.

    Advice: Sanders was slowed by a knee injury in practice this week and must have aggravated it during the first half. He'll finish the afternoon with just one catch for no yards on three targets. Without him, Denver will rely on Courtland Sutton, DaeSean Hamilton and tight end Noah Fant to lead the team's pass-catching corps in the second half. Rotoworld.com Oct 13, 3:10 pm
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    10.62 (109th)
     
  • Cook scores Saints' only touchdown of Week 6
    Jared Cook snagged all three of his targets for 37 yards and a touchdown Sunday in the Saints’ Week 6 win over Jacksonville.

    Advice: He supplied the game's lone touchdown Sunday, skying over Jarrod Wilson for a five-yard score on a well-placed ball from Teddy Bridgewater. Cook went his first four games without a touchdown but has now visited the end zone in consecutive weeks. The veteran has only cleared 40 yards once this season, though the Saints are involving him enough (particularly inside the red zone) for him to warrant attention at a weak fantasy position. He gets the Bears—not an easy assignment by any measure—in Week 7. Rotoworld.com Oct 13, 2:01 pm
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    7.73 (169th)
     
  • Hobbled Kamara struggles to 66 yds in Week 6
    Alvin Kamara logged 31 yards on 11 carries while adding seven catches for 35 yards on eight targets Sunday in the Saints’ Week 6 win over the Jaguars.

    Advice: Kamara was not himself Sunday, which was probably to be expected after tweaking his ankle at practice this week. The Saints didn't shy from feeding him the ball, though the ankle issue clearly limited his effectiveness. His longest run went for all of seven yards. Kamara made a brief cameo in the medical tent during the first quarter, but only missed a handful of snaps. The Saints probably won't push him at practice this week, though we'd expect Kamara to suit up for next Sunday's game in Chicago. Rotoworld.com Oct 13, 1:11 pm
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    19.77 (35th)
     
  • Christian Kirk officially inactive for Wk 6
    Christian Kirk (ankle) is inactive for Week 6 against the Falcons.

    Advice: This was expected. Larry Fitzgerald and David Johnson, who is officially active, will be the primary targets. Pharoh Cooper will slide into the slot to fill Kirk's void and is a last-minute dart throw if needed. Consider Kirk questionable for Week 7 against the Giants. Rotoworld.com Oct 13, 11:39 am
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    12.29 (86th)
     
  • O.J. Howard does little in Week 6
    O.J. Howard caught 2-of-4 targets for 35 yards in Week 6 against the Panthers.

    Advice: Howard was non-factor despite Jameis Winton throwing it 51 times. He continues to be an afterthought in a Bruce Arians scheme that doesn't feature tight ends. The Bucs should use the Week 7 bye to get Howard more involed in the offense. Rotoworld.com Oct 13, 11:04 am
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    6.32 (212th)
     
  • Alvin Kamara (ankle) active for New Orleans
    Alvin Kamara (ankle) is active for Week 6 against the Jaguars.

    Advice: Kamara had been a legitimate question mark after tweaking his ankle at practice this week, but he'll gut it out Sunday in Jacksonville. There's risk, both of re-injury and a reduced workload, though Kamara should still be viewed as an RB1 across all fantasy platforms. QB Drew Brees, CB Ken Crawley, C Nick Easton, OT Ethan Greenidge, S Saquan Hampton, DE Trey Hendrickson and WR Tre'Quan Smith round out New Orleans' inactives for Week 6. Rotoworld.com Oct 13, 8:39 am
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    19.77 (35th)
     
  • Sammy Watkins (hamstring) officially inactive
    Chiefs declared WR Sammy Watkins, OL Eric Fisher, LB Dorian ‘O Daniel, OL Andrew Wylie, DL Chris Jones, LB Anthony Hitchens and OL Greg Senat inactive for Week 6 against the Texans.

    Advice: With Watkins officially out, all of Tyreek Hill, Demarcus Robinson and Mecole Hardman will work as Kansas City's starting receivers in three-wide sets against a Texans secondary short No. 1 corner Johnathan Joseph (hamstring). All should be upgraded in this fantasy friendly matchup. Rotoworld.com Oct 13, 8:29 am
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    6.05 (220th)
     
  • Malcolm Brown slated for featured role Sunday
    According to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, Malcolm Brown is slated to be the Rams' "featured back" for Sunday's Week 6 game against the 49ers with Darrell Henderson "sprinkled in."

    Advice: This was the expectation after Todd Gurley was ruled out with a bruised thigh, an injury that could cost him multiple games. The plan is for Brown to handle workhorse responsibilities with Henderson, who has seen all of two snaps this season, to work in a change-of-pace capacity. It's not the sexiest matchup—the Niners have been a tough team to run on this year. But Brown's expected volume as the Rams' bell-cow and goal-line finisher puts him squarely in RB2 range. He'll be a chalky DFS play as well, particularly at his bargain bin $4,800 salary on FanDuel. Rotoworld.com Oct 13, 5:11 am
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    2.13 (323rd)
     
  • Sammy Watkins (hamstring) out, as expected
    ESPN's Adam Schefter reports Sammy Watkins (hamstring) is out for Week 6 against the Texans.

    Advice: Both Tyreek Hill (shoulder) and Watkins are trending towards getting scratched in Week 6's highest projected total (54.5) against the Texans. Demarcus Robinson and Mecole Hardman were always ensured a role sans Watkins, but Hill's pending availability would also insert Byron Pringle into three-wide sets if the former's ultimately ruled out. The extent of Watkins' injury is currently unknown, though it is telling that he exited last Sunday's primetime showdown against the Colts early and failed to practice throughout the week. Rotoworld.com Oct 12, 10:42 pm
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    6.05 (220th)
     
  • Kirk (ankle) to stay sidelined against ATL
    ESPN's Adam Schefter reports Christian Kirk (ankle) is not expected to play in Week 6 against the Falcons.

    Advice: Without Kirk available in the slot, Pharoh Cooper will likely stick as an interior receiver across from Larry Fitzgerald for the second straight week. Even so, David Johnson (back, probable) will continue to be utilized heavily underneath now that the runner's shockingly expected to play. Damiere Byrd (hamstring, questionable) remains a game-time call. Fitz is the only true wideout that can be trusted among their four/five active options at that position Sunday. Rotoworld.com Oct 12, 10:38 pm
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    12.29 (86th)
     
  • Alvin Kamara (ankle) expected to play Sunday
    NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports Alvin Kamara (ankle) is expected to play in Week 6 against the Jaguars.

    Advice: Kamara participated in New Orleans' walkthrough on Saturday and is reportedly expected to suit up barring any setbacks. The Saints' offense has flowed through the explosive 24-year-old on 22.3 touches and 78 percent of the team's offensive snaps in Teddy Bridgewater's three starts and that shouldn't change against Jacksonville's bottom-of-the-barrel rush defense DVOA on Sunday. Latavius Murray is merely a season-long stash and easy DFS fade assuming Kamara is declared active for Week 6. Rotoworld.com Oct 12, 10:13 pm
    Week 8 Projected Points & Rank
    19.77 (35th)
     
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