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  • Washington adds WR Robert Foster to active roster
    Washington signed WR Robert Foster, formerly of the Bills.

    Advice: Foster has been a favorite on Football Twitter as a capable deep threat on the perimeter. The Alabama product has a 9.8 YPT average on 62 career targets, and those targets came from Josh Allen before he was a hipster MVP candidate. Washington's receiver depth chart is a current joke behind Terry McLaurin, so hopefully Foster can see some snaps in the second half of the season. He, of course, is not actually on the fantasy radar right now. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:25 pm
    Week 7 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (874th)
     
  • Mark Ingram has 'mid- to high-ankle sprain'
    NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reports Mark Ingram has been diagnosed with a "mid- to high-ankle sprain," but that it "isn't considered severe." 

    Advice: In other words, he has a high-ankle sprain but the Ravens are hoping he can play through it when they return from their Week 7 bye. Coach John Harbaugh has already said Ingram will "probably" suit up vs. the Steelers. Whether he plays or not, the last thing Ingram needed was something to further limit his effectiveness as he struggles to break free from the three-man rotation in the Ravens' backfield. Ingram is an increasingly tenuous hold in 12-man leagues. He is averaging nine touches and has two total touchdowns. Disappointingly for fantasy managers, it has been Gus Edwards next in line for carries, and not rookie J.K. Dobbins.  Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 2:53 pm
    Week 7 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (472nd)
     
  • Sterling Shepard officially activated from IR
    Giants designated WR Sterling Shepard (toe) to return from injured reserve. 

    Advice: Coach Joe Judge has already said Shepard will likely be a game-time decision for Thursday's game against the Eagles. Shepard did practice on Tuesday. Off to a slow start before going down in Week 2, Shepard's return would nevertheless provide a big boost for struggling QB Daniel Jones while eliminating what little remains of Golden Tate's fantasy value. Shepard would be a low-end WR4 for Week 7 if he gets the go-ahead.  Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 2:12 pm
    Week 7 Projected Points & Rank
    6.65 (182nd)
     
  • Seahawks unsure when Rashaad Penny may practice
    The Seahawks remain uncertain when Rashaad Penny (knee, PUP) may resume practicing. 

    Advice: “It’s not clear yet,” coach Pete Carroll said. “We’ve waited this long, we’re going to make sure these guys come back and there’s no question about their return.” The other player in "these guys" is DE Darrell Taylor. The Athletic's Michael-Shawn Dugar expected Penny to be practicing by now. Carroll has consistently projected optimism on Penny's status, but he suffered an unusually severe knee injury last December. There is a chance he ends up spending all of 2020 on the PUP list.  Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 2:08 pm
    Week 7 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (334th)
     
  • Raiders open Marcus Mariota's practice window
    Raiders designed QB Marcus Mariota (pec) to return from injured reserve.

    Advice: This opens Mariota's three-week practice window, at the end of which he must either be activated or placed on I.R. for the remainder of the season. The former will be the outcome, and likely in fewer than three weeks. The initial thought was that Mariota may push Derek Carr in a Ryan Tannehill-type fashion, but instead Mariota had a lackluster camp before Carr got off to an excellent regular season start. There is no competition dynamic here.  Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 2:04 pm
    Week 7 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1040th)
     
  • Coach admits John Brown (knee) not 100 percent
    Speaking Tuesday, Bills coach Sean McDermott admitted John Brown (knee) was not 100 percent healthy. 

    Advice: This was obvious to anyone watching Monday's game between the Bills and Chiefs, where a hobbling Brown was eliminated for zero catches on four targets. Battling knee, calf and foot issues for nearly the entire season, Brown must now try to get healthy on another short week. Brown got off to a hot start in 2019 before badly fading down the stretch. Hopefully that is not his 2020 fate, as well.  Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 1:31 pm
    Week 7 Projected Points & Rank
    9.68 (95th)
     
  • Titans activate MyCole Pruitt from COVID list
    Titans activated TE MyCole Pruitt from the reserve/COVID-19 list. 

    Advice: Pruitt spent 12 days on the coronavirus list. Although Jonnu Smith is currently battling an ankle injury, H-back Pruitt still does not project for more than a catch or two per week.  Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 1:08 pm
    Week 7 Projected Points & Rank
    0.38 (383rd)
     
  • Miles Sanders (knee) not practicing Tuesday
    Miles Sanders (knee) remained sidelined at Tuesday's practice. 

    Advice: Sanders is fully expected to sit when the Eagles host the Giants on Thursday evening, giving way to a Boston Scott-led committee, with Corey Clement operating as the No. 2 back. The fact that Sanders has yet to be formally ruled out bodes well for his Week 8 status.  Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 1:06 pm
    Week 7 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (911th)
     
  • Jeffery continues to get in 'limited' practices
    Alshon Jeffery (foot) remained "limited" in Tuesday's practice.

    Advice: Jeffery's status for Thursday evening's game against the Giants is unclear. If by some miracle Jeffery finally makes a 2020 appearance, he will be well off the fantasy radar, especially since DeSean Jackson (hamstring) is returning this week.  Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 1:04 pm
    Week 7 Projected Points & Rank
    9.04 (106th)
     
  • DeSean (hamstring) still 'limited' in practice
    DeSean Jackson (hamstring) remained "limited" in Tuesday's practice. 

    Advice: D-Jax is expected to suit up for the first time since Week 3 when the Eagles host the Giants on Thursday evening, but it would certainly be nice to see him get in a full session. Dealing with one injury after another since arriving in Philadelphia last year, it should not be assumed that D-Jax will immediately slide back into a high-snap, high-target role. He will need to prove his health before anything else. He should be ranked somewhere in the WR36-44 range for Week 7. The upside remains self evident despite the equally obvious downside.  Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 1:01 pm
    Week 7 Projected Points & Rank
    9.59 (97th)
     
  • Slayton (foot) limited for Tuesday's practice
    Darius Slayton (foot) was "limited" for Tuesday's walk-through.

    Advice: Slayton avoided setbacks against Washington. He should be ready to go for Thursday evening's suddenly massive divisional tilt with the Eagles. With Daniel Jones showing next to nothing as a passer, Slayton is limited to boom/bust WR3 status.  Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 12:48 pm
    Week 7 Projected Points & Rank
    10.90 (85th)
     
  • 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 Yesterday, 12:38 pm
    Week 7 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (700th)
     
  • Rams sign Kai Forbath; Sam Sloman still on roster
    Rams signed K Kai Forbath. 

    Advice: For now, seventh-round rookie Sam Sloman remains on the 53-man roster. The Athletic's Jourdan Rodrigue believes it may be a "motivational move." Sloman has converted 7-of-9 field goals but shanked 3-of-18 extra points. There could be a mini competition in this week's practices before coach Sean McVay decides on a starter for Week 7 against the Bears. Perhaps not coincidentally, it had been Chicago where Forbath was on the practice squad.  Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:51 am
    Week 7 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1113th)
     
  • Tomlin: Diontae (back) will practice Wednesday
    Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said Diontae Johnson (back) will be on the field when the team returns to practice Wednesday.

    Advice: It's a significant development since Johnson had previously taken Wednesdays off to recover from past injuries. He's clearly trending in the right direction to return to the field against the Titans. Johnson has yet to play a full game since Chase Claypool was thrust into the lineup, but the two are expected to remain afloat ahead of JuJu Smith-Schuster even when all three are (finally) on the field together. This situation could become a mess for fantasy if James Washington also keeps involved. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:41 am
    Week 7 Projected Points & Rank
    11.80 (77th)
     
  • Dolphins passing the torch to Tagovailoa in Week 8
    ESPN's Adam Schefter reports the Dolphins will start first-round rookie Tua Tagovailoa in Week 8 against the Rams.

    Advice: This decision is so abrupt that it had to be the organization's blueprint all along. Ryan Fitzpatrick has played well to this point, engineering the Dolphins to a 3-3 record with 1,670 total yards and a 70% completion rate through six games, but Tagovailoa was always the heir to the throne at some point this year — that point being when the team returns from its bye in Week 8. Tagovailoa should be scooped up for 2-QB and SuperFlex leagues during fantasy players' next waivers run.  Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:53 am
    Week 7 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (1089th)
     
  • Brown can't reel in any of 4 targets in Week 6
    John Brown didn't catch any of his four targets in the Bills' Week 6 loss to the Chiefs.

    Advice: Josh Allen missed Brown on multiple passes and had a rough night overall. He only threw for 122 yards. As a secondary pass-catching option on the Bills, Brown is going to be susceptible to the ups and downs of Allen for the remainder of the season. Cole Beasley saw seven targets and may have the inside track for the No. 2 receiving job in Buffalo. Brown is a WR4 with some upside if Allen can turn things around against the Jets next week. Rotoworld.com Monday, 5:44 pm
    Week 7 Projected Points & Rank
    9.68 (95th)
     
  • Ingram (ankle) has a 'chance' to play in Week 8
    Ravens coach John Harbaugh said Mark Ingram (ankle) has a "chance" to play in Week 8 against the Steelers.

    Advice: Ravens won't return until after their bye in Week 8, but it sounds like the extended break may not be enough for Ingram to recover. Fantasy players should add Gus Edwards, who out-snapped J.K. Dobbins 32 to 30 on Sunday, in advance of Baltimore's next contest against Pittsburgh. Ingram's participation in the practices leading up to kick-off will be worth monitoring. Rotoworld.com Monday, 1:55 pm
    Week 7 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (472nd)
     
  • Shepard's status could go down to TNF pre-game
    Giants coach Joe Judge said Sterling Shepard's (toe, IR) status for Week 7 could "come down to a pre-game workout."

    Advice: Judge said Shepard is "getting closer" and may be able to return Thursday night; that of course would entail Shepard being activated from injured reserve first. With Darius Slayton limited for Monday's walkthrough, fantasy players should monitor New York's injury reports leading up to Thursday's kick-off against the Eagles. Rotoworld.com Monday, 1:28 pm
    Week 7 Projected Points & Rank
    6.65 (182nd)
     
  • John Brown (knee) available for Week 6 vs Chiefs
    John Brown (knee) is active for Week 6 against the Chiefs.

    Advice: Brown was a full participant at practice Thursday and Friday but, oddly enough, downgraded to limited on Saturday. He'll still be available Monday night across from Stefon Diggs. Gabriel Davis would take his place if Brown is at all limited. Rotoworld.com Monday, 12:35 pm
    Week 7 Projected Points & Rank
    9.68 (95th)
     
  • 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 7 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (700th)
     
  • Eagles expect Miles Sanders (knee) to sit Thursday
    ESPN's Chris Mortensen reports Miles Sanders (knee) is not expected to play in Week 7 against the Giants.

    Advice: Sanders is only expected to miss "1-2 weeks," making him questionable for the team's Week 8 game against the Cowboys. Boston Scott out-snapped (38 to 25) and out-touched (11 to 8) Corey Clement minus Sanders in Week 1 but neither offered much in terms of production. Scott is a viable filler for those struggling to fill spots over the bye weeks even if he is projected to split touches with Clement (and perhaps Jason Huntley, too). Both will be mentioned in John Daigle's Waiver Wire column on Tuesday.  Rotoworld.com Monday, 10:28 am
    Week 7 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (911th)
     
  • Miles Sanders (knee) set for MRI on Monday
    FOX Sports' Jay Glazer reports Miles Sanders (knee) will have an MRI on Monday.

    Advice: Zach Ertz (ankle) also needs an MRI. Sanders is the "greater concern" after his knee bent at the end of a 74-yard run in the second half. Even if Sanders avoids structural damage, it's going to be hard for him to get cleared with the Eagles playing on Thursday night in Week 7. Boston Scott will be the Eagles' lead back if Sanders misses time. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 6:02 pm
    Week 7 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (911th)
     
  • Sanders rushes for 118, leaves with knee injury
    Miles Sanders rushed nine times for 118 yards in the Eagles' Week 6 loss to the Ravens, adding one reception for -6 yards. 

    Advice: For the second straight week, Sanders got most of his rushing yardage on a single carry, busting off a 74-yard run that ended with a fumble into the end zone; J.J. Acega-Whiteside recovered the ball for a touchdown. Sanders had an ugly touchdown drop just before his big run -- he was unable to adjust his body after turning the wrong way in pursuit of the ball. Sanders would be a low-end RB1 next week against the Giants if he gets the green light to play through the knee injury.  Rotoworld.com Sunday, 2:50 pm
    Week 7 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (911th)
     
  • Slayton scores once in Giants' win over Washington
    Darius Slayton caught 2-of-4 targets for 41 yards and a touchdown in the Giants' Week 6 win over Washington.

    Advice: Slayton came into the game with a foot injury and it clearly had an impact on his play. He left the field limping in the second half but returned a few plays later. He's scored all three of the Giants' passing touchdowns this year. His score came in the first half on an impressive route that saw him get behind the defense and catch a perfectly placed ball from Jones. Slayton's biggest issue going forward will be Jones' spotty accuracy. He remains a high-upside WR2 on a weekly basis. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 1:07 pm
    Week 7 Projected Points & Rank
    10.90 (85th)
     
  • Sanders (knee) questionable to return vs. BAL
    Eagles RB Miles Sanders (knee) is questionable to return against the Ravens. 

    Advice: Sanders was hurt during a 74-yard run that ended with a fumble into the endzone, recovered by J.J. Arcega-Whiteside. Sanders entered the team's blue medical tent, then received treatment on the knee after leaving the tent. Boston Scott becomes the Eagles' primary back with Sanders out.  Rotoworld.com Sunday, 12:43 pm
    Week 7 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (911th)
     
  • Mark Ingram (ankle) won't return vs. Eagles
    Ravens RB Mark Ingram (ankle) won't return against the Eagles. 

    Advice: Ravens trainer wrapped Ingram's ankle after an early first quarter injury. Ingram returned in the second quarter and handled two carries. He ends his day with five rushes for 20 yards in Week 6. If Ingram misses time, J.K. Dobbins would be the most likely beneficiary, though Gus Edwards would see short yardage and perhaps goal line work.  Rotoworld.com Sunday, 12:08 pm
    Week 7 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (472nd)
     
  • Mark Ingram (ankle) not on sideline in 2nd half
    Mark Ingram (ankle) is not on the field to start the second half against the Eagles. 

    Advice: Ravens trainer wrapped Ingram's ankle after an early first quarter injury. Ingram returned in the second quarter and handled two carries. With a comfortable lead against a lifeless Eagles team, the Ravens might not feel compelled to bring back Ingram today.  Rotoworld.com Sunday, 11:48 am
    Week 7 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (472nd)
     
  • Mark Ingram returns after ankle injury
    Ravens RB Mark Ingram returned to the team's Week 6 game after suffering an ankle injury. 

    Advice: Ingram limped off the field in the first quarter and was later seen on the trainer's table, getting a heavy tape job on the injured ankle. The veteran received the Ravens' first carry of the second quarter. He's in his usual backfield split with J.K. Dobbins and Gus Edwards.  Rotoworld.com Sunday, 10:49 am
    Week 7 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (472nd)
     
  • Darius Slayton (foot) active versus Washington
    Giants WR Darius Slayton (concussion) is available for Week 6 against Washington.

    Advice: Slayton leads the Giants with 40 targets and 505 air yards. With Sterling Shepard (toe) still on injured reserve, Slayton figures to be the top receiving option by a wide margin again this week. His volume gives him a reasonable floor as a WR3. Slayton's game-breaking speed gives him high-end WR2 upside every week. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 8:45 am
    Week 7 Projected Points & Rank
    10.90 (85th)
     
  • Steelers declare Week 6 inactives
    Steelers declared WR Diontae Johnson, RG David DeCastro, ILB Ulysees Gilbert III, QB Joshua Dobbs, DL Carlos Davis, and TE Zach Gentry inactive for Week 6 against the Browns.

    Advice: Johnson has a back injury. Rookie Chase Claypool should play heavy snaps on the outside. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 8:32 am
    Week 7 Projected Points & Rank
    11.80 (77th)
     
  • DeSean Jackson (hamstring) set to return in Week 7
    ESPN's Adam Schefter reports Eagles WR DeSean Jackson (hamstring) is expected to play in Week 7 against the Giants.

    Advice: The Eagles likely didn't want Jackson to return in Week 6 only to get a short week of practice and then another game on Thursday night. He should be close to full health by the time the Eagles face the Giants next week. Jackson saw 16 targets in his first two games before missing much of Week 3 and the following two games. With Jalen Reagor (thumb) still on injured reserve and Alshon Jeffrey (foot) seemingly not ready to return, Jackson could return to a large role in Week 7. He'll be a high-risk WR3/4 because of reinjury concerns. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 6:58 am
    Week 7 Projected Points & Rank
    9.59 (97th)
     
  • John Brown questionable after limited practice
    John Brown (knee) is questionable for Week 6 against the Chiefs.

    Advice: Brown was a full participant on Thursday and Friday but was downgraded to limited on Saturday. He's a game-time decision but would be a quality WR3 play if active in this expected high-scoring affair. Brown was seeing WR2-level usage prior to his injury while Stefon Diggs operated as the alpha receiver. If Brown can't play, Gabriel Davis would enter as a 3-WR set starter as a quality deep threat. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 10:28 am
    Week 7 Projected Points & Rank
    9.68 (95th)
     
  • No surprise: Alshon Jeffery (foot) ruled out again
    Alshon Jeffery (foot) won't play in Week 6 against the Ravens.

    Advice: DeSean Jackson (hamstring) has also been ruled out. Had the Eagles been wise and simply placed Jeffery on the team's PUP list to start the year, the team would have had an additional roster spot to toy with for one more week. The team will instead depend on Travis Fulgham, John Hightower and Greg Ward yet again in a nightmarish matchup opposite Baltimore's secondary. Rotoworld.com Friday, 12:30 pm
    Week 7 Projected Points & Rank
    9.04 (106th)
     
  • John Brown (knee) practices fully Friday
    Bills WR John Brown (knee) practiced in full Friday. 

    Advice: That's two straight full sessions from Brown after he missed Tuesday's game against the Titans. Brown is a WR3 option with upside in an excellent game environment this week. Gabriel Davis, who got nine targets and finished with 58 yards in Week 5 with Brown out, can be dropped to waivers in 12-team formats.  Rotoworld.com Friday, 12:07 pm
    Week 7 Projected Points & Rank
    9.68 (95th)
     
  • D-Jax (hamstring), Jeffery (foot) ruled out Week 6
    DeSean Jackson (hamstring) won't play in Week 6 against the Ravens.

    Advice: Alshon Jeffery's (foot, out) and Jackson's returns will have to wait another week. Philadelphia will continue deploying Travis Fulgham, John Hightower, and Greg Ward in three-wide sets outside of Zach Ertz in a nightmarish matchup on Sunday. Fulgham and Ertz are the only two than can be trusted in the interim. Rotoworld.com Friday, 12:07 pm
    Week 7 Projected Points & Rank
    9.59 (97th)
     
  • Diontae Johnson (back) out for Week 6 vs. Browns
    Steelers WR Diontae Johnson (back) is out for Week 6 against the Browns. 

    Advice: While we can't expect another four-touchdown line from rookie WR Chase Claypool, we should once again see Claypool get a lot of playing time with Johnson sidelined. Claypool played a nice 69 percent of the team's offensive snaps last week against the Eagles, up from his 50 percent snap share in the season's first four weeks. He piled up 11 targets and 145 air yards on his way to a monster outing. Get Claypool in your lineup if you grabbed him off the wire this week.  Rotoworld.com Friday, 11:37 am
    Week 7 Projected Points & Rank
    11.80 (77th)
     
  • Christian McCaffrey likely out until Week 8
    Panthers RB Christian McCaffrey (ankle) could be out until Week 8 against the Falcons. 

    Advice: ESPN's David Newton said Week 8 is a "more realistic" timeline for CMC's return from his serious ankle injury. Week 8 is a short week for Carolina, as they play Atlanta on Thursday Night Football. There's a chance fantasy managers won't get their No. 1 pick back until Week 10 -- after their Week 9 bye week -- when the Panthers play Kansas City. As long as McCaffrey is out, Mike Davis remains a must-start in all formats.  Rotoworld.com Friday, 11:10 am
    Week 7 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (700th)
     
  • Slayton (foot) questionable, expected to play
    Darius Slayton (foot) is questionable for Week 6 against Washington.

    Advice: Even so, Giants coach Joe Judge is "expecting Darius to play" unless the team's trainers suggest otherwise. The only real threat for the Giants under OC Jason Garrett through New York's first five games, Slayton remains a confident WR2/3 as long as he's cleared for Sunday. Rotoworld.com Friday, 10:51 am
    Week 7 Projected Points & Rank
    10.90 (85th)
     
  • Sterling Shepard targeting Week 7 return?
    Sterling Shepard (toe, IR) could return in Week 7 against the Eagles.

    Advice: Shepard will miss his fourth straight game this week. It's possible he returns with the Giants playing on Thursday night in Week 7. Getting Shepard back should help a struggling Daniel Jones, who hasn't thrown a TD pass since the season opener. Rotoworld.com Friday, 8:54 am
    Week 7 Projected Points & Rank
    6.65 (182nd)
     
  • DeSean Jackson gets in another 'limited' practice
    DeSean Jackson (hamstring) remained "limited" on Thursday. 

    Advice: Jackson got in a slate of "limited" practices last week before missing his second consecutive contests. We have yet to see a report that would lead us to believe he is anything other than genuinely questionable to suit up against the Ravens. Even if D-Jax gets to go-ahead, he could not be trusted as a WR3 vs. the Ravens' elite defense.  Rotoworld.com Thursday, 1:51 pm
    Week 7 Projected Points & Rank
    9.59 (97th)
     
  • Alshon Jeffery (foot) limited at Thursday practice
    Eagles WR Alshon Jeffery (foot) was limited at Thursday's practice. 

    Advice: Jeffrey missed Week 5 against Pittsburgh with a non-COVID illness. He has yet to take a snap this season after offseason foot surgery. He's only a stash in deeper leagues since Travis Fulgham and Greg Ward have seemingly established themselves as starters in Philly's offense.  Rotoworld.com Thursday, 1:43 pm
    Week 7 Projected Points & Rank
    9.04 (106th)
     
  • Diontae Johnson back at practice on Thursday
    Diontae Johnson (back) returned to Steelers practice on Thursday, getting in a "limited" session. 

    Advice: It gives Johnson a shot at suiting up against the Browns, though Friday's session will be critical. "Full" would have him on track to play. "Limited" would trend him toward a game-time decision. At less than 100 percent health one week after Chase Claypool went nuclear in his absence, Johnson would be a mid-range WR3 if he gets the go-ahead.  Rotoworld.com Thursday, 1:27 pm
    Week 7 Projected Points & Rank
    11.80 (77th)
     
  • Darius Slayton (foot) limited on Thursday
    Giants WR Darius Slayton (foot) was limited during Thursday's practice. 

    Advice: Giants beat writers didn't seem too concerned with the foot injury that's kept Slayton limited for two straight days. He'll most likely play this week and profiles as a low-end WR2 against a burnable Washington secondary.  Rotoworld.com Thursday, 12:55 pm
    Week 7 Projected Points & Rank
    10.90 (85th)
     
  • John Brown (knee) practices in full Thursday
    Bills WR John Brown (knee) practiced fully Thursday. 

    Advice: He's listed on the injury report with a knee issue, different than the calf injury that has been reported last week. Brown was inactive Tuesday against the Titans, leading to a 100 percent snap share for WR Gabriel Davis, who caught five of nine targets for 58 yards. A full Thursday practice means Brown is on track to play Monday against Kansas City in what is likely to be a high-scoring affair. Brown is a WR3 option with upside in an excellent game environment this week.  Rotoworld.com Thursday, 12:39 pm
    Week 7 Projected Points & Rank
    9.68 (95th)
     
  • Sterling Shepard 'unlikely' to return for Week 6
    Giants WR Sterling Shepard (toe) is "unlikely" to play in Week 6 against Washington. 

    Advice: Shepard went on IR September 23, and according to NJ Advance Media's Zack Rosenblatt, he'll miss at least one more game. Darius Slayton and Golden Tate will remain the only fantasy viable Giants receivers. Slayton has a 26 percent target share over the past three games, while Tate's share sits at 19 percent. Slayton is a decent WR3 option this week against the Football Team. Tate should remain on fantasy benches.  Rotoworld.com Thursday, 9:59 am
    Week 7 Projected Points & Rank
    6.65 (182nd)
     
  • Diontae Johnson (back), JuJu (knee) DNP Wednesday
    Diontae Johnson (back) is not practicing Wednesday.

    Advice: JuJu Smith-Schuster (knee) also did not practice Wednesday. Johnson was expected to be limited to begin the week, but he still has plenty of time to get ready for Sunday against the Browns. Johnson has already battled various minor injuries dating back to the summer. Chase Claypool is the hot pickup in the Steelers' wideout corps. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 1:02 pm
    Week 7 Projected Points & Rank
    11.80 (77th)
     
  • Darius Slayton (foot) limited Wednesday
    Darius Slayton (foot) was limited in Wednesday's practice.

    Advice: It's a new "injury" for Slayton, but assuming he didn't get hurt in practice today, the limited session keeps him on track for Week 6 against Washington. Slayton is coming off an 8-129 day against the Cowboys in Week 5 and had a touchdown taken off the board on a Giants penalty. He has two 100-yard games this year. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 12:25 pm
    Week 7 Projected Points & Rank
    10.90 (85th)
     
  • Christian McCaffrey (ankle, IR) DNP on Wednesday
    Christian McCaffrey (ankle, I.R.) is not practicing Wednesday.

    Advice: McCaffrey has missed the last three weeks and is eligible to return any time now, but he's not quite ready after being given a 4-6 weeks timetable. Mike Davis is the overall RB3 since McCaffrey went down, and it sounds like we'll get another week of Davis against the Bears. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 11:33 am
    Week 7 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (700th)
     
  • John Brown, Zack Moss both inactive vs. Titans
    Bills WR John Brown (calf) is inactive for Week 5 against the Titans. 

    Advice: As is No. 2 RB Zack Moss (toe). Both players were considered genuinely questionable to suit up, though Brown seemed to be in the clear after a week of limited practices. His absence frees up more targets for both Cole Beasley and impressive rookie Gabriel Davis. Beasley will be a floor option with Davis offering ceiling. Also inactive for the Bills are QB Jake Fromm, LB Matt Milano, TE Lee Smith, OG Quinton Spain and CB Tre’Davious White.  Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 2:32 pm
    Week 7 Projected Points & Rank
    9.68 (95th)
     
  • Diontae Johnson (back) to be limited at practice
    Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said Diontae Johnson (back) will begin the week limited at practice.

    Advice: Johnson's participation throughout the week will determine whether or not he's available on Sunday, though it doesn't sound like his injury is too serious. With 15 targets the past two games, Chase Claypool's usage alongside Johnson is still to be determined (and in limbo given Johnson's status). Claypool remains a commodity on waiver wires since it's still possible Johnson sits in Week 6. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 7:02 am
    Week 7 Projected Points & Rank
    11.80 (77th)
     
  • Panthers beat: McCaffrey a long shot for Week 6
    The Associated Press' Steve Reed said there's little chance Christian McCaffrey (ankle) plays in Week 6 against the Bears. 

    Advice: Carolina head coach Matt Rhule said the team would only make a decision on McCaffrey's Week 6 status after a series of tests on his injured ankle. Reed said "it's a 4-6 week injury and I would think there would be no way he'd be ready for this Sunday." Probably Rhule -- who on Monday wouldn't speculate on when McCaffrey might return -- will stretch this out all week, but fantasy players should prepare to go one more week without CMC. Mike Davis will continue as the team's workhorse back. Davis -- before Alvin Kamara plays Monday night -- is fantasy's top running back over the past three weeks in PPR leagues.  Rotoworld.com Monday, 9:55 am
    Week 7 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (700th)
     
  • Darius Slayton posts 8-129 on 11 targets in Dallas
    Darius Slayton caught 8-of-11 targets for 129 yards in the Giants' Week 5 loss to the Cowboys.

    Advice: Slayton had a touchdown called back on an iffy OPI penalty against WR Damion Ratley. Slayton struggled Weeks 2-4 against a trio of tough defenses but predictably had a big game against Dallas' barely-there defense, leading the Giants in targets, catches, and yards. Slayton has two 100-yard games under his belt through five weeks and will get a date with the Washington Football Team in Week 6 as a WR3. Rotoworld.com Oct 11, 5:00 pm
    Week 7 Projected Points & Rank
    10.90 (85th)
     
  • Ingram's 11 carries most by any Ravens RB in 2020
    Mark Ingram rushed 11 times for 57 scoreless yards in the Ravens' Week 5 win over the Bengals. 

    Advice: If you want to know what a fantasy wasteland the Ravens' backfield has been through five games, Ingram's 11 carries this afternoon were the most by any Baltimore back this season. His 57 yards from scrimmage were his second most of 2020. Until coach John Harbaugh prunes his committee, there is simply nowhere to turn here for fantasy value. Ingram will not be a recommended FLEX play for Week 6 vs. the Eagles.  Rotoworld.com Oct 11, 2:41 pm
    Week 7 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (472nd)
     
  • Johnson exits early and does not return
    Diontae Johnson caught his only target for -2 yards before exiting with a back injury in the Steelers' Week 5 win over the Eagles. 

    Advice: Johnson lost yards on his only target after backtracking behind the line of scrimmage and getting clobbered by Darius Slay. He later exited with a back injury and was ultimately ruled out. Johnson's less than one point day hurts but his loss could be even more painful for fantasy managers. He still leads Pittsburgh in targets because of a strong start to the year but it's unknown whether he'll be available for Week 5. Fantasy managers should look to Chase Claypool to replace him if he's available. Claypool caught three scores on 11 targets and added one more on the ground. Rotoworld.com Oct 11, 2:24 pm
    Week 7 Projected Points & Rank
    11.80 (77th)
     
  • Miles Sanders scores twice in Philly loss
    Miles Sanders rushed 11 times for 80 yards and two touchdowns in the Eagles' Week 5 loss to the Steelers.

    Advice: Sanders' final stat line looks impressive but nearly all of his yards came on a 74-yard touchdown run. He averaged .6 yards per carry on all other runs versus the Steelers. He also saw four targets but only managed to bring down two of them for 19 yards. Sanders got one chance to show off his game-breaking speed and made the most of it but the rest of the day was quiet for him. Because of Philly has been playing from behind consistently this year, Sanders should be expected to get scripted out of games where he doesn't break a long run. He's a highly volatile RB1 moving forward. Rotoworld.com Oct 11, 1:44 pm
    Week 7 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (911th)
     
  • Diontae Johnson (back) ruled out versus the Eagles
    Steelers WR Diontae Johson (back) will not return for Week 5 against the Eagles.

    Advice: Chase Claypool has stepped up in tremendous fashion with Johnson out. He has two scores through the air and an additional score on a carry. JuJu Smith-Schuster only has four catches in Johnson's absence. Claypool could quickly cement himself as the top pass-catching option in Pittsburgh if Smith-Schuster continues to struggle.  Rotoworld.com Oct 11, 12:44 pm
    Week 7 Projected Points & Rank
    11.80 (77th)
     
  • Diontae Johnson questionable to return vs. Philly
    Steelers WR Diontae Johnson (back) is questionable to return for Week 5 against the Eagles.

    Advice: Johnson was spotted with his helmet in hand on the sidelines so it's possible that he returns at some point. Chase Claypool is going to work with the extra opportunities. He has a receiving score and a rushing score versus the Eagles. Rotoworld.com Oct 11, 10:42 am
    Week 7 Projected Points & Rank
    11.80 (77th)
     
  • John Brown limited again, questionable for Tuesday
    John Brown (calf) is questionable for Week 5 against the Titans.

    Advice: Brown was limited all week and should suit up, assuming this game is able to kick off. The Bills will be playing on Tuesday against a team that hasn't practiced much over the last two or three weeks. Brown has operated as a boom-bust WR3 when healthy behind Stefon Diggs.  Rotoworld.com Oct 11, 12:47 am
    Week 7 Projected Points & Rank
    9.68 (95th)
     
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