• Dolphins 'holding out hope' Parker will play
    Dolphins OC Clyde Christensen said the team is "holding out hope" DeVante Parker (ankle) will play against the Jets.

    Advice: Parker sat out Wednesday's practice, and Christensen seems to be more wishing than predicting the receiver will be able to play this week. In fact, the coordinator said the team is game-planning as if Parker will not be available. As of now, he should be considered doubtful to face the Jets. Rotoworld.com 34 minutes ago
    Week 7 Projected Points & Rank
    8.85 (298th)
     
  • Jordan Matthews practicing again Thursday
    Jordan Matthews (thumb) is practicing Thursday.

    Advice: He was limited during Wednesday's practice, and he likely will be again Thursday. Matthews appears to be trending toward playing this week, but he had still yet to catch passes with his surgically-repaired right hand on Monday. He looks truly questionable. Matthews playing would be a big boost for Tyrod Taylor. Rotoworld.com 36 minutes ago
    Week 7 Projected Points & Rank
    6.40 (462nd)
     
  • Sterling Shepard practicing again Thursday
    Sterling Shepard (ankle) is practicing Thursday.

    Advice: Shepard said he expects to play against the Seahawks, and he certainly seems on track after two practices in a row. Even in a bad matchup, Shepard is on the WR3 map as the only real option at receiver for the Giants. Rotoworld.com 39 minutes ago
    Week 7 Projected Points & Rank
    8.89 (295th)
     
  • Robby Anderson (ankle) out again Thursday
    Robby Anderson (ankle) did not practice Thursday.

    Advice: It is his second missed practice in a row. If he has any hope of suiting up this week, he probably needs to get in some work Friday. Jermaine Kearse, Jeremy Kerley, and Austin Seferian-Jenkins will pick up more snaps if Anderson cannot go. Rotoworld.com 58 minutes ago
    Week 7 Projected Points & Rank
    7.60 (377th)
     
  • Bilal Powell (calf) not at practice Thursday
    Bilal Powell (calf) did not practice Thursday.

    Advice: It is his second missed practice in a row, making it highly unlikely he returns this week. Matt Forte will once again handle the load against the Dolphins. Rotoworld.com 58 minutes ago
    Week 7 Projected Points & Rank
    10.16 (231st)
     
  • Marqise Lee not expected to practice Thursday
    Marqise Lee (knee) is not expected to practice Thursday.

    Advice: It is his second missed practice in a row. Lee almost certainly needs to get in some work Friday to suit up against the Colts. Allen Hurns would see more targets if Lee is forced to sit. Rotoworld.com 59 minutes ago
    Week 7 Projected Points & Rank
    8.24 (332nd)
     
  • Fournette not expected to practice Thursday
    Leonard Fournette (ankle) is not expected to practice Thursday.

    Advice: It is his second missed practice in a row. Adam Schefter has reported Fournette is expected to play against the Colts, and it is certainly possible the Jaguars are just giving him as much rest as possible. Still, two missed sessions in a row is at the very least concerning. Fournette owners should consider picking up Chris Ivory. Rotoworld.com Today, 8:33 am
    Week 7 Projected Points & Rank
    20.63 (32nd)
     
  • Jameis Winston expected to throw Thursday
    Jameis Winston (shoulder) is expected to throw in Thursday's practice.

    Advice: He did everything but throw during Wednesday's session, so this is the next step. Assuming he does not suffer any setbacks, it looks like Winston will be ready to face the Bills on Sunday. Hurt and in a bad matchup, he is not a top-12 option this week. Rotoworld.com Today, 8:31 am
    Week 7 Projected Points & Rank
    24.42 (20th)
     
  • Kelvin Benjamin (knee) out again Thursday
    Kelvin Benjamin (knee) did not practice Thursday.

    Advice: It is a major concern after Benjamin had to leave Wednesday's practice early. He likely needs to get in some work on Friday to suit up against the Bears. Devin Funchess would be a WR2 if Benjamin is forced to sit. Rotoworld.com Today, 8:25 am
    Week 7 Projected Points & Rank
    10.04 (237th)
     
  • Kuechly (concussion) appears to be practicing
    Luke Kuechly (concussion) appears to be practicing Thursday.

    Advice: Kuechly had his helmet as he headed to practice, suggesting he will at least get in a limited session on Thursday. As long as he does not suffer any setbacks, Kuechly looks on track to play Sunday against the Bears, although he still has some hurdles left to clear in the protocol. Rotoworld.com Today, 8:23 am
    Week 7 Projected Points & Rank
    14.36 (62nd)
     
  • Smallwood expected to be limited Thursday
    Wendell Smallwood (knee) is expected to be limited in Thursday's practice.

    Advice: Smallwood also got in some practice reps on Tuesday. He appears on track to return Monday night after sitting out two games, but it is not a given. For what it is worth, Smallwood expects to play. Rotoworld.com Today, 7:45 am
    Week 7 Projected Points & Rank
    9.57 (255th)
     
  • Andre Ellington (quad) not practicing
    Andre Ellington (quad) did not practice Thursday.

    Advice: It is a concern after he was listed as a limited participant on Wednesday. He now looks legitimately questionable for Sunday's game against the Rams. His participation on Friday should tell the story. Rotoworld.com Today, 7:27 am
    Week 7 Projected Points & Rank
    6.10 (481st)
     
  • Navorro Bowman 'probably' will play Thursday
    Raiders coach Jack Del Rio said newly-signed ILB Navorro Bowman "probably" will play against the Chiefs on Thursday night.

    Advice: Bowman just signed on Monday, but the Raiders will take any help they can get at linebacker. "He’s a veteran. He understands ball," Del Rio said. "Even though it’s a short week, we feel good he’ll play." A liability in coverage at this point in his career, Bowman may not be the impact signing his resume would suggest, but he is still an upgrade. Rotoworld.com Today, 6:27 am
    Week 7 Projected Points & Rank
    13.41 (84th)
     
  • Kurt Coleman (knee) returns to practice
    Panthers FS Kurt Coleman (knee) practiced on a limited basis Wednesday.

    Advice: Coleman has missed the last two games because of a sprained MCL, but this practice puts him on track to return against the Bears. "It’s just going to be a day-to-day evaluation," Coleman said. "But I’m excited with where things are headed." Colin Jones has been starting in his place. Rotoworld.com Today, 6:23 am
    Week 7 Projected Points & Rank
    10.07 (235th)
     
  • McKinnon listed with ankle, practices in full
    Jerick McKinnon was listed on the Wednesday injury report with an ankle issue.

    Advice: He was a full participant in practice, so it does not seem as if he is dealing with a serious injury. That said, it will be something to monitor the rest of the week. As long as he is healthy, McKinnon will be an upside RB2 against the Ravens. Rotoworld.com Today, 6:17 am
    Week 7 Projected Points & Rank
    14.55 (58th)
     
  • Winston did everything but throw Wednesday
    The Tampa Bay Times' Greg Auman reports Jameis Winston "did everything but throw" during Wednesday's practice.

    Advice: He is expected to throw later in the week and appears on track to play considering the Bucs did not add a quarterback on Wednesday. "Draw your own conclusions," coach Dirk Koetter said after practice. Winston has said he plans to play. Rotoworld.com Today, 6:10 am
    Week 7 Projected Points & Rank
    24.42 (20th)
     
  • Andre Ellington (quad) limited on Wednesday
    Andre Ellington (quad) was limited at Wednesday's practice.

    Advice: Ellington should be able to play through the injury, though his window of fantasy relevance has already come and gone now that Adrian Peterson has seized control of the Cardinals' backfield. He'll be limited to passing-down work Sunday against the Rams. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 2:59 pm
    Week 7 Projected Points & Rank
    6.10 (481st)
     
  • Jordan Matthews officially limited Wednesday
    Jordan Matthews (thumb) was officially limited at Wednesday's practice.

    Advice: It's a step in the right direction for Matthews, though it's far from a guarantee that he'll be ready to play Sunday against the Bucs after undergoing thumb surgery earlier this month. The Bills are dangerously thin on pass-catchers with Matthews and Charles Clay (knee) both hurt. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 1:31 pm
    Week 7 Projected Points & Rank
    6.40 (462nd)
     
  • Robby Anderson (ankle) absent on Wednesday
    Robby Anderson (ankle) did not practice Wednesday.

    Advice: Anderson went down late in the fourth quarter on a deep-ball chuck from Josh McCown. Prior to that, Anderson caught 4-of-12 targets for 76 yards against New England. If Anderson sits, it'll be Jermaine Kearse, Jeremy Kerley, Austin Seferian-Jenkins, and Matt Forte catching the balls against Miami. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 12:48 pm
    Week 7 Projected Points & Rank
    7.60 (377th)
     
  • Bilal Powell still not cleared to practice
    Bilal Powell (calf) did not practice Wednesday.

    Advice: Powell stretched with the team but didn't do much of anything after that. It's a similar situation to last week for Powell, who ended up sitting Week 6. In his absence, Matt Forte totaled 81 yards on 17 touches, while Elijah McGuire filled change-up duties. It could be the same thing this week in Miami. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 12:46 pm
    Week 7 Projected Points & Rank
    10.16 (231st)
     
  • Kelvin Benjamin (knee) lands on injury report
    Kelvin Benjamin (knee) did not practice Wednesday.

    Advice: Benjamin battled a knee issue earlier this season but hadn't been on the injury report for the past two games. He reportedly had to leave practice early Wednesday, which is a small concern right now. If for some reason Benjamin would have to sit against the Bears, Devin Funchess would be a volume WR2.Daily Slant: If Benjamin suits up, he'll have his work cut out for him against Prince Amukamara. If he qualified, the Bears CB would have the second-lowest yards per cover snap in the league (0.28) and the third-best cover snaps per reception rate (30.8, per PFF). Chicago's pass defense dominated the Ravens and Vikings the past two weeks, limiting them to 178 passing yards per game with two picks and one TD. Cam Newton and the Panthers will present a tougher challenge this week though, and Devin Funchess will have a better matchup than Benjamin against Kyle Fuller, PFF’s 75th-ranked cover corner. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 11:47 am
    Week 7 Projected Points & Rank
    10.04 (237th)
     
  • DeVante Parker (ankle) a no-go at practice
    DeVante Parker (ankle) is not practicing Wednesday.

    Advice: Coach Adam Gase said earlier Wednesday that Parker remains day to day. We're going to need to see Parker out there Thursday or Friday if he's going to play Sunday against the Jets. For now, consider Parker questionable. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:24 am
    Week 7 Projected Points & Rank
    8.85 (298th)
     
  • Jameis Winston (shoulder) limited Wednesday
    Jameis Winston (shoulder) was limited in Wednesday's practice.

    Advice: As expected. Winston is doing very little on Wednesday, with the Bucs giving him some rest off an AC sprain in his throwing shoulder, but is expected to ramp things up Thursday or Friday to see if he can play in Buffalo. If Winston can't play, it'll again be Ryan Fitzpatrick under center against his former team. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:40 am
    Week 7 Projected Points & Rank
    24.42 (20th)
     
  • Sterling Shepard (ankle) returns to practice
    Sterling Shepard (ankle) returned to practice Wednesday.

    Advice: Shepard was officially limited, but it's a step in the right direction after he sat out all last week and didn't play in the big underdog win over the Broncos Sunday night. Shepard, when he returns, will slide in as the unquestioned No. 1 receiver. He needs to be owned in all formats as a volume WR3. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:37 am
    Week 7 Projected Points & Rank
    8.89 (295th)
     
  • Gase says DeVante Parker remains day to day
    Coach Adam Gase said DeVante Parker (ankle) remains day to day.

    Advice: "Hard to anticipate anything," Gase said. Parker didn't practice at all last week and missed the Week 6 date with the Falcons. It'll be important to track his practice progress this week ahead of a home game with the Jets. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:13 am
    Week 7 Projected Points & Rank
    8.85 (298th)
     
  • Marqise Lee (knee) not practicing Wednesday
    Marqise Lee (knee) is not practicing Wednesday.

    Advice: Lee had been missing practice time with a ribs issue in recent weeks, so the knee problem is a new concern. Lee saw a season-high 10 targets in Week 6 against the Rams, reeling in five for 83 yards. If he's out there Sunday on the road against a bad Colts pass defense, Lee will be on the WR4 radar. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:42 am
    Week 7 Projected Points & Rank
    8.24 (332nd)
     
  • Leonard Fournette (ankle) DNP on Wednesday
    Leonard Fournette (ankle) is not practicing Wednesday.

    Advice: This doesn't come as a surprise. Fournette jammed his ankle late in the Week 6 loss to the Rams but was cleared to return, though he didn't. For now, expect Fournette to suit up Sunday in the dome against the Colts. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:40 am
    Week 7 Projected Points & Rank
    20.63 (32nd)
     
  • Jordan Matthews cleared to practice Wednesday
    Jordan Matthews (thumb) has been cleared to practice Wednesday.

    Advice: He is officially limited as he works his way back from thumb surgery earlier this month. Through four games this season, Matthews has 10 catches for 162 yards and a score. He could play a bigger role with Charles Clay (knee) out. It remains to be seen if Matthews will suit up for Week 7 vs. Tampa Bay. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:37 am
    Week 7 Projected Points & Rank
    6.40 (462nd)
     
  • Wendell Smallwood (knee) expects to play
    Wendell Smallwood (knee) expects to play Week 7 against the Redskins.

    Advice: Smallwood has been sidelined two weeks because of a knee injury, but he was able to get in some work in practice Tuesday. We should get a better idea of his status when the Eagles issue their first injury report of the week on Thursday. If he is active, Smallwood will be worth FLEX consideration. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 9:28 am
    Week 7 Projected Points & Rank
    9.57 (255th)
     
  • Kuechly (concussion) not practicing Tuesday
    Luke Kuechly (concussion) did not practice Tuesday.

    Advice: Kuechly was out on the practice field, a positive sign as he works through the protocol, but he did not take part in the session. His status for this week remains completely up in the air.Daily Slant: Kuechly is PFF’s 5th-ranked LB - if he can't play on Sunday, it would provide an upgrade for Bears RB Jordan Howard. Although Howard has only collected one catch over the past two games, he’s been productive on the ground. He was able to rack up 36 carries for 167 yards against the Ravens in Week 6 while playing 67.5% of the snaps - his highest rate of the season. Howard should see plenty of volume again in Week 7 but may be better for half PPR formats like FanDuel now that’s he less active in the passing game. Considering the Bears want to go run-heavy with Trubisky under center and Howard has cornered off the red zone carries, picking up 10 to Tarik Cohen’s 2, his $6.4k salary looks like a solid deal Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 8:13 am
    Week 7 Projected Points & Rank
    14.36 (62nd)
     
  • Winston will not throw until late in the week
    Bucs coach Dirk Koetter said Jameis Winston (throwing shoulder) will not attempt to throw until late in the week.

    Advice: That is if he does at all. Despite that seemingly ominous outlook, Koetter seemed reasonably optimistic Winston will be ready to face the Bills on Sunday. "The way I understand it, he will be cleared medically to play," Koetter said. "I think it's going to be more of, 'Does Jameis feel like he can play at the level he needs to play at?'" Ryan Fitzpatrick will handle most of the work this week in practice and will start in Buffalo if Winston cannot play. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 7:11 am
    Week 7 Projected Points & Rank
    24.42 (20th)
     
  • Koetter says Winston (shoulder) is day to day
    Coach Dirk Koetter confirmed Jameis Winston has a sprained AC joint in his right (throwing) shoulder and is day to day.

    Advice: A sprained AC joint sent backup QB Ryan Griffin to I.R. over the summer, but his was more severe and came with a 4-6 week timeline. Koetter says Winston's is far more minor, and he could even play Week 7 against the Bills as long as he's able to drive the ball down the field. Winston is unlikely to throw on Wednesday, so we may not have a good feel for his status until later this week. Rotoworld.com Monday, 3:08 pm
    Week 7 Projected Points & Rank
    24.42 (20th)
     
  • Raiders sign former 49ers LB Navorro Bowman
    Raiders signed ILB Navorro Bowman, formerly of the 49ers, to a one-year, $3 million contract.

    Advice: He never even made it to Dallas. Still a useful run defender, Bowman will add toughness to a weak Oakland inside linebacker corps. He is a liability in pass coverage, however, and had been losing passing-down snaps before the 49ers released him. The Raiders play on Thursday Night Football this week, but we wouldn't be surprised to see Bowman log significant snaps right away. Rotoworld.com Monday, 1:16 pm
    Week 7 Projected Points & Rank
    13.41 (84th)
     
  • Matthews yet to catch passes w/injured hand
    Jordan Matthews (thumb) said he has yet to catch passes with his surgically-repaired hand.

    Advice: Matthews underwent thumb surgery on his right hand at the beginning of this month. He was spotted making one-handed grabs after practice on Monday, but he has yet to catch the ball with his injured hand. He has been doing some work with tennis balls. Coach Sean McDermott called Matthews day-to-day, but it does not seem likely he is able to suit up this week. Rotoworld.com Monday, 9:24 am
    Week 7 Projected Points & Rank
    6.40 (462nd)
     
  • Winston has AC sprain in throwing shoulder
    NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports Jameis Winston has an AC joint sprain in his throwing shoulder.

    Advice: Rapoport adds it is an injury he may be able to play through, but the diagnosis throws his availability for this week against the Bills up into the air. On the bright side, Winston was able to throw after suffering the injury on Sunday, and he expects to play in Buffalo. Ryan Fitzpatrick will get the start if Winston is forced to sit.Daily Slant: It's a tough matchup for passers as Buffalo ranked fourth in pass DVOA through five weeks (per FO) and has limited quarterbacks to the second-lowest passer rating (66.5). Fitzpatrick tends to throw a bunch of interceptions - he tossed two on Sunday - which presents an upgrade for the Bills D/ST if he plays. Winston had strung together three straight games with at least 324 passing yards heading into Week 6 but the injury to his throwing shoulder adds a lot of risk if he suits up on top of the already-difficult spot. Rotoworld.com Monday, 9:19 am
    Week 7 Projected Points & Rank
    24.42 (20th)
     
  • McDermott: Jordan Matthews (thumb) day to day
    Bills coach Sean McDermott said Jordan Matthews (thumb) is day to day.

    Advice: It is a surprise considering he was expected to miss "at least a month" after undergoing thumb surgery at the start of October. McDermott said the receiver "made tremendous progress" over the bye week, however, and it looks like he could suit up this week, although he did not practice on Monday. The Bills could certainly use the help after losing Charles Clay to a knee injury. Rotoworld.com Monday, 7:16 am
    Week 7 Projected Points & Rank
    6.40 (462nd)
     
  • Fournette expected to be ready for Week 7
    ESPN's Adam Schefter confirms Leonard Fournette (ankle) is expected to play against the Colts in Week 7.

    Advice: Fournette twisted his ankle against the Rams in Week 6 but neither he nor Jaguars coach Doug Marrone seem overly concerned about it. The fourth overall pick will likely be limited at practice this week, but should be ready to roll Sunday in Indianapolis. Fournette has scored a touchdown in all six games to start his career and ranks second in the league in rushing yards per game behind only Kansas City's Kareem Hunt. Rotoworld.com Monday, 6:37 am
    Week 7 Projected Points & Rank
    20.63 (32nd)
     
  • Update: Luke Kuechly has not cleared protocol
    Updating an earlier report, Panthers MLB Luke Kuechly has not cleared the concussion protocol.

    Advice: ESPN's Adam Schefter reported Sunday that Kuechly didn't suffer a concussion in Thursday's loss to Philadelphia and had already cleared the league's protocol, though Panthers spokesman Steven Drummond said that isn't the case. "Luke Kuechly is still in the concussion protocol," Drummond tweeted Sunday. "He has not cleared and his status has not changed." It's possible for a player to remain in the league's protocol without actually suffered a concussion. Kuechly's status should be updated Tuesday when the Panthers return to practice. Rotoworld.com Monday, 5:39 am
    Week 7 Projected Points & Rank
    14.36 (62nd)
     
  • Fournette: 'I just twisted my ankle a little'
    Leonard Fournette downplayed the severity of his ankle injury.

    Advice: Fournette went down late in Sunday's loss to the Rams and was sidelined for the remainder of the game, though coach Doug Marrone said he could have gone back in had the Jaguars needed him. They were in their hurry-up offense at the time and using Chris Ivory, who is more equipped for passing-down work. "I just twisted my ankle a little bit, that’s all," said Fournette after the game. Rather than go to the locker room after his injury, Fournette simply had his ankle re-taped on the sideline. Fournette's availability for Sunday's game in Indianapolis will be a storyline to watch this week. Rotoworld.com Monday, 5:20 am
    Week 7 Projected Points & Rank
    20.63 (32nd)
     
  • Jameis Winston expects to play in Week 7
    Jameis Winston (shoulder) said after Sunday's loss that he expects to play in Week 7 against the Bills.

    Advice: Winston could be seen warming up on the sideline with his helmet on in the second half of Sunday's loss, but he couldn't throw passes quite like he wanted to. Ryan Fitzpatrick finished the game and made it a close one, as the Bucs rallied back from a 31-0 deficit to make it 38-33 at the final bell. Profootballtalk's Mike Florio reported Winston's X-rays came back negative on his shoulder. He is expected to undergo an MRI on Monday morning. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 4:57 pm
    Week 7 Projected Points & Rank
    24.42 (20th)
     
  • Ellington goes touch-less in win over Tampa
    Andre Ellington missed his lone target in the Cardinals' Week 6 win over the Bucs.

    Advice: He didn't receive a single carry. Game flow played perfectly into Adrian Peterson's hands, as "A.D." amassed a shocking 26 carries and Arizona's offense built a huge first-half lead. They were up 31-0 at one point, although the Bucs rallied to make it a game late. Ellington's usage will rebound when the Cards fall behind, but he's not going to be usable in Week 7 against the Rams. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 4:35 pm
    Week 7 Projected Points & Rank
    6.10 (481st)
     
  • Marqise Lee goes 6/83 in loss to Rams
    Marqise Lee caught 5-of-10 targets for 83 yards in the Jaguars' Week 6 loss to the Rams.

    Advice: The yardage was a new season high for Lee after he combined for 4/67 in Weeks 4 and 5. Truth be told, this is about Lee's absolute ceiling with Blake Bortles playing the way he is. The Colts aren't a stay-away matchup for Week 4, but Lee will be merely a WR4. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 4:34 pm
    Week 7 Projected Points & Rank
    8.24 (332nd)
     
  • Fournette rushes for 130 yards, tweaks ankle
    Leonard Fournette rushed 21 times for 130 yards and a touchdown in the Jaguars' Week 6 loss to the Rams.

    Advice: Fournette's day literally couldn't have started any better, as he scored a 75-yard touchdown on the Jags' first play from scrimmage. Fournette made one cut through a big hole and was off to the races. He blew by the Rams' defensive backs, showing rare speed for a running back. It was tougher sledding after that, and there was a scary moment late in the fourth quarter. Fournette's right ankle somehow went out in non-contact fashion. He was briefly in agony before heading to the sideline where he seemed to jog it out. The Jags announced he would return, but he was absent for comeback mode on the final drive. Fournette seems to have dodged a bullet, but it's too early to say for sure. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 4:11 pm
    Week 7 Projected Points & Rank
    20.63 (32nd)
     
  • Robby Anderson tallies 76 yards on 12 targets
    Robby Anderson collected four catches for 76 yards on 12 targets Sunday in the Jets’ Week 6 loss to the Patriots.

    Advice: Anderson got busy in the second half with three catches for 53 yards after the break. Obviously it wasn’t a very efficient outing, but that comes with the territory with deep threats like Anderson. He drew an end-zone look on first-and-goal in the fourth quarter but was overthrown by Josh McCown. Anderson went down with an apparent injury on a desperation heave with 20 seconds left in the game. His health will have to be monitored ahead of next week's game against the Dolphins. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 3:05 pm
    Week 7 Projected Points & Rank
    7.60 (377th)
     
  • Navorro Bowman to visit Raiders, then Cowboys
    Free agent LB Navorro Bowman is scheduled to visit the Raiders and Cowboys this week.

    Advice: They're Bowman's first-known visits since he was cut loose on Friday. He's expected to find a new team in short order, perhaps by Monday afternoon. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 2:40 pm
    Week 7 Projected Points & Rank
    13.41 (84th)
     
  • Jameis Winston departs with shoulder injury
    Jameis Winston was forced from Sunday's game against the Cardinals with an injury to his throwing shoulder, and is doubtful to return.

    Advice: He got hurt in a first-drive hit by Cardinals OLB Chandler Jones. Ryan Fitzpatrick is now in the game, which is trouble for the Buccaneers' offense. We'll update when there is more information on Winston's injury. If Winston is forced to miss time, all Buccaneers skill-position players will take big hits. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 2:12 pm
    Week 7 Projected Points & Rank
    24.42 (20th)
     
  • McKinnon scores pair of TDs in win over Pack
    Jerick McKinnon rushed 16 times for 69 yards and one touchdown in the Vikings' 23-10, Week 6 win over the Packers, adding five catches for 30 yards and a second touchdown on six targets.

    Advice: Latavius Murray again got the start, and the two split carries pretty evenly 16-15, but it was McKinnon making all the plays for the second straight week. He out-gained Murray 99-37 in total yards and scored the goal-line plunge on the ground on third down after Murray was stuffed on first down. McKinnon just makes plays happen when the ball is in his hands, and he created it all on his 30-yard receiving score on a screen. McKinnon will be an upside RB2 next week at home versus Baltimore. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 1:30 pm
    Week 7 Projected Points & Rank
    14.55 (58th)
     
  • Bilal Powell officially inactive versus Pats
    Jets declared RB Bilal Powell, QB Christian Hackenberg, LB Freddie Bishop, LB Obum Gwacham, C Jonnothan Harrison, CB Derrick Jones and TE Jordan Leggett inactive for Week 6 against the Patriots.

    Advice: Powell is week-to-week with a strained calf. Elijah McGuire and Matt Forte, who is back after a two-week bout with turf toe, will lead the backfield in Powell's absence. Muhammad Wilkerson (shoulder, toe) is active despite not practicing this week. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 8:37 am
    Week 7 Projected Points & Rank
    10.16 (231st)
     
  • DeVante Parker (ankle) officially inactive
    DeVante Parker (ankle) is inactive for Week 6 against the Falcons.

    Advice: Parker didn't seem particularly close to playing this week, putting him in doubt for Week 7. Also inactive for the Dolphins are S Maurice Smith, CB Torry McTyer, CB Byron Maxwell, LB Stephone Anthony, OG Isaac Asiata and OT Sam Young. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 8:30 am
    Week 7 Projected Points & Rank
    8.85 (298th)
     
  • Bowman, Raiders 'have strong mutual interest'
    NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports free agent ILB Navorro Bowman and the Raiders "have strong mutual interest."

    Advice: The match makes sense. Linebacker has been a weak point in Oakland's defense so far this season, and signing with the Raiders would allow Bowman to remain in the Bay Area, at least for now. Rapoport reports the two sides are expected to meet "in the coming days." New England is another destination which makes sense on paper, and ESPN's Adam Schefter reports the 49ers had a deal in place with the Saints before deciding to release Bowman. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 5:19 am
    Week 7 Projected Points & Rank
    13.41 (84th)
     
  • Kuechly avoids concussion, should play Week 7
    Panthers MLB Luke Kuechly has cleared the concussion protocol.

    Advice: Kuechly was put in the protocol after Thursday night's game, but avoided a third concussion. It's good news given his history of concussions. Kuechly is only dealing with a shoulder/neck injury. The Panthers expect Kuechly to play next week without missing any time. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 5:16 am
    Week 7 Projected Points & Rank
    14.36 (62nd)
     
  • DeVante Parker not expected to play Sunday
    ESPN's Adam Schefter confirms DeVante Parker (doubtful, ankle) is not expected to play Week 6 against the Falcons.

    Advice: No surprise here as Parker had already been listed as doubtful. Parker bowed out with a sprained ankle early in Week 5 and wasn't able to practice this week. With Parker out of the lineup, slot receiver Jarvis Landry should see as many targets as he can handle on Sunday. That makes him a strong play in PPR and DFS. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 5:00 am
    Week 7 Projected Points & Rank
    8.85 (298th)
     
  • Bilal Powell (calf) to miss Week 6 vs. Pats
    NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports Bilal Powell (questionable, calf) will not play Week 6 against the Patriots.

    Advice: Coach Todd Bowles called Bowles a game-time decision on Friday but realistically, there was never any chance of him playing after missing a full week of practice with a strained calf. Elijah McGuire is expected to lead the Jets backfield against New England, though Matt Forte's return from turf toe limits his upside. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 4:54 am
    Week 7 Projected Points & Rank
    10.16 (231st)
     
  • Report: Bowman to sign 'no later than Monday'
    NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports free agent ILB Navorro Bowman is expected to sign with a new team "no later than Monday."

    Advice: It is not a surprise considering the 49ers said several teams were interested in a trade before they decided to release the linebacker on Friday. The Raiders and Patriots are two contenders who could use some help at linebacker. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 8:17 am
    Week 7 Projected Points & Rank
    13.41 (84th)
     
  • Bowman likely to collect termanation pay
    Profootballtalk reports free agent ILB NaVorro Bowman is expected to collect termination pay.

    Advice: It's notable because it means Bowman likely won't be signing for the veteran mimimum. The 49ers took a massive cap hit to move on from Bowman, eating the remaining of his $6.75 million salary and $4.77 million in dead money. Bowman is Rosenhaus-backed, so he should resurface, but injuries have his post-2017 future in doubt. Rotoworld.com Friday, 3:06 pm
    Week 7 Projected Points & Rank
    13.41 (84th)
     
  • 49ers pull the plug on LB NaVorro Bowman
    49ers released ILB NaVorro Bowman.

    Advice: We knew something was brewing when a report surfaced the 49ers were shopping Bowman. His contract made him impossible to trade, so the Niners are swallowing his entire $6.75 million salary and $4.7 million in dead money next year, a sign they obviously feel Bowman is over the hill. A four-time All-Pro selection, Bowman shouldn't take long to resurface. Rotoworld.com Friday, 1:25 pm
    Week 7 Projected Points & Rank
    13.41 (84th)
     
  • Panthers DC says Luke Kuechly seems 'fine'
    Panthers DC Steve Wilks said Luke Kuechly (concussion) seemed "fine" on Friday.

    Advice: Black & Blue Review's Bill Voth has heard from others who confirmed that Kuechly was acting like his "normal self" on Friday. Concussion symptoms don't always show up right away, though Voth suspects the Panthers may have been "overly cautious" with Kuechly on Thursday night. The concussion was Kuechly's third in three seasons. David Mayo will fill in at middle linebacker while Kuechly works through the league's protocol. Rotoworld.com Friday, 12:49 pm
    Week 7 Projected Points & Rank
    14.36 (62nd)
     
  • Niners looking to trade Navorro Bowman
    ESPN's Adam Schefter reports the 49ers are shopping ILB Navorro Bowman.

    Advice: Bowman wasn't pleased about playing fewer snaps than usual in last week's loss to the Colts and could be on his way out in San Francisco. Per Schefter, a number of teams have already showed interest in Bowman, who has been with the Niners since 2010. The trade deadline is October 31 at 4 PM ET. Rotoworld.com Friday, 12:15 pm
    Week 7 Projected Points & Rank
    13.41 (84th)
     
  • Marqise Lee (ribs) removed from injury report
    Marqise Lee (ribs) wasn't listed on the Jaguars' final injury report for Week 6 against the Rams.

    Advice: Lee was limited by a rib injury Thursday but returned to a full practice on Friday. Jacksonville has gone to great lengths to hide Blake Bortles this year, which has rendered Lee a non-factor. At this point, Leonard Fournette is the only Jaguar worth pursuing in fantasy. Rotoworld.com Friday, 10:40 am
    Week 7 Projected Points & Rank
    8.24 (332nd)
     
  • DeVante Parker officially doubtful for Week 6
    DeVante Parker (ankle) is doubtful for Week 6 against the Falcons.

    Advice: It's not a surprise as Parker wasn't able to practice all week. This obviously won't help a Miami offense that has been stuck in neutral all year, though Parker's absence does make Jarvis Landry an enticing fantasy play this week, particularly in PPR formats. Rotoworld.com Friday, 10:38 am
    Week 7 Projected Points & Rank
    8.85 (298th)
     
  • Bowles calls Powell a 'game-time decision'
    Jets coach Todd Bowles said Bilal Powell (questionable, calf) will be a game-time decision against the Patriots in Week 6.

    Advice: Muhammad Wilkerson (shoulder, toe) will also be a game-time call. It would muddy the waters for Matt Forte and Elijah McGuire if Powell were to play, though that still seems unlikely. Players almost never suit up after missing a full week of practice. Dealing with a strained calf, Powell has a much better chance of returning against the Dolphins in Week 7. Rotoworld.com Friday, 10:28 am
    Week 7 Projected Points & Rank
    10.16 (231st)
     
  • Bilal Powell officially questionable vs. Pats
    Bilal Powell (calf) is questionable for Week 6 against the Patriots.

    Advice: Powell didn't practice on Friday, making that three missed practices in a row. He's highly unlikely to be out there Sunday. With Matt Forte (toe) back, it'll the Elijah McGuire and Forte as the one-two punch in the backfield. Rotoworld.com Friday, 9:49 am
    Week 7 Projected Points & Rank
    10.16 (231st)
     
  • DeVante Parker unlikely to play vs. Falcons
    ESPN Dolphins reporter James Walker reports DeVante Parker (ankle) is not expected to play Week 6 against the Falcons.

    Advice: Parker hasn't practiced at all this week after leaving early against the Jets in Week 5. Coach Adam Gase said he'd like to get Jakeem Grant and Leonte Carroo more involved in the offense if Parker sits after not using much of the two young receivers against New York. Consider Parker week to week. Rotoworld.com Friday, 9:12 am
    Week 7 Projected Points & Rank
    8.85 (298th)
     
  • Sterling Shepard, Paul Perkins out for Week 6
    Sterling Shepard (ankle) is out for Week 6 against the Broncos.

    Advice: Paul Perkins (ribs) is also out for the Giants' offense. Shepard is week to week after getting hurt last week against the Chargers. With Shepard out, it'll be Evan Engram and Roger Lewis as the focal points in the pass game.Daily Slant: Denver's weak point continues to be against TEs – they’ve allowed the 6th-most PPR points to the position – and Engram should see a huge usage bump. However, New York currently has an implied total of 13.5 points and will likely struggle to put drives together and get into scoring position often, limiting his upside. On the flip side, with the Broncos entering the game as -11.5 favorites, game flow should help C.J. Anderson. The Giants haven't been able to stop the run, they’re 28th in rushing DVOA and they've allowed the 5th-most rushing yards per game to RBs (119). Anderson appears to be a great deal on FanDuel at $7.0k - he projects as our RB3 in pts/$. Rotoworld.com Friday, 7:25 am
    Week 7 Projected Points & Rank
    8.89 (295th)
     
  • Kelvin Benjamin goes 9/99 in loss to Eagles
    Kelvin Benjamin caught 9-of-13 targets for 99 yards in the Panthers' Week 6 loss to the Eagles.

    Advice: The catches and targets were both easily new season highs, while Benjamin is now up to 261 yards over his past three games. True to form, Benjamin also committed an awful drop, but he did some work after the catch, and soundly out-produced Devin Funchess. The Bears are not a daunting matchup for Week 7. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 9:29 pm
    Week 7 Projected Points & Rank
    10.04 (237th)
     
  • Kuechly officially in the concussion protocol
    Panthers MLB Luke Kuechly is officially in the concussion protocol.

    Advice: It's Kuechly's third concussion in as many seasons. He missed three games in 2015, and the final six in 2016. Kuechly said last year he would not consider retirement. Still only 26, the former Defensive Player of the Year should be considered week to week until we get more information. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 7:49 pm
    Week 7 Projected Points & Rank
    14.36 (62nd)
     
  • Luke Kuechly being evaluated for concussion
    Luke Kuechly was forced from Thursday's game against the Panthers with a possible concussion.

    Advice: Kuechly went down late in the first half. The Panthers held off on announcing his status until early in the third quarter. If Kuechly is indeed concussed, it would be deeply troubling news. He has missed 10 games over the past two seasons (four in 2015, six in 2016) with head issues. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 7:17 pm
    Week 7 Projected Points & Rank
    14.36 (62nd)
     
  • Leonard Fournette gets in another limited day
    Leonard Fournette (ankle, shoulder) remained "limited" in Thursday's practice.

    Advice: Listed with his ankle on Wednesday, Fournette was listed with both his shoulder and ankle on Thursday. There's been no indication either issue is serious. Fournette is an elite option for Week 6 against the Rams. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 4:38 pm
    Week 7 Projected Points & Rank
    20.63 (32nd)
     
  • Wendell Smallwood officially inactive vs. CAR
    Eagles declared RB Wendell Smallwood (knee) inactive for Week 6 against the Panthers.

    Advice: The fact that Smallwood was questionable on the short week should give him a shot at returning in Week 7. Also inactive for the Eagles are CB Ronald Darby, WR Shelton Gibson, RT Lane Johnson, DT Elijah Qualls, DT Destiny Vaeao and S Jaylen Watkins Rotoworld.com Thursday, 3:58 pm
    Week 7 Projected Points & Rank
    9.57 (255th)
     
  • Marqise Lee (ribs) downgraded to limited
    Marqise Lee (ribs) was downgraded to a limited practice on Thursday.

    Advice: It's unclear if Lee suffered a setback or if the Jags are simply managing his reps. Lee will take a six-game touchdown drought into Sunday's game against the Rams. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 12:14 pm
    Week 7 Projected Points & Rank
    8.24 (332nd)
     
  • DeVante Parker remains sidelined Thursday
    DeVante Parker (ankle) remained sidelined Thursday.

    Advice: NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reported Parker's injury was "minor," but was evidently wrong. Parker's Week 6 outlook is dim. Fantasy owners need to be making other plans in their WR2 spot.Daily Slant: If Parker can't suit up, his absence would open up targets for Jarvis Landry and Kenny Stills. Slot receiver Landry will have the best matchup whether Parker plays or not. When inside, Falcons corner Brian Poole is allowing a 75% catch rate and 1.5 yards per cover snap (fifth-most, per PFF). Landry has been a ball hog this year, cornering off a 30% market share of the team's targets and posting three games with double-digit looks. He's struggled in the yards department though as his 5.7 average depth of target ranks 107th among 117 qualifying WRs. Per usual, that gives him more appeal in full PPR scoring – his $6.6k salary on DraftKings would become a very good deal in all formats if Parker sits. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 10:18 am
    Week 7 Projected Points & Rank
    8.85 (298th)
     
  • Sterling Shepard (ankle) out again Thursday
    Sterling Shepard (ankle) did not practice Thursday.

    Advice: Reportedly in a walking boot on Tuesday, Shepard has now missed the first two practices of the week. It is extremely unlikely he is ready to face the Broncos on Sunday night. Roger Lewis, Travis Rudolph, Tavarres King, and Ed Eagan should make up the receiver corps in Denver. This situation is one to avoid. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 8:46 am
    Week 7 Projected Points & Rank
    8.89 (295th)
     
  • Bilal Powell (calf) not at practice Thursday
    Bilal Powell (calf) is not practicing Thursday.

    Advice: At this point, it would be a surprise if Powell is able to suit up against the Patriots. Matt Forte and Elijah McGuire should handle the backfield work this week. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 8:36 am
    Week 7 Projected Points & Rank
    10.16 (231st)
     
  • DeVante Parker misses Wednesday practice
    DeVante Parker (ankle) didn't practice Wednesday.

    Advice: Parker's ankle injury is reportedly minor, but it's not a good start to the week. He'll need to get in at least a limited practice to have a chance of playing. Jakeem Grant would play in three-wide sets if Parker sits. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 1:18 pm
    Week 7 Projected Points & Rank
    8.85 (298th)
     
  • Bilal Powell (calf) DNP for Jets on Wednesday
    Bilal Powell (calf) is not practicing Wednesday.

    Advice: But Matt Forte (toe) did have his helmet on, so it could be Forte and Elijah McGuire this week against the Patriots if Powell is unable to suit up on Sunday at home. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 10:18 am
    Week 7 Projected Points & Rank
    10.16 (231st)
     
  • Sterling Shepard not practicing Wednesday
    Sterling Shepard (ankle) is not practicing Wednesday.

    Advice: Shepard is looking very doubtful to suit up Sunday in Denver. If he doesn't, that would leave Roger Lewis, Travis Rudolph, Tavarres King, and Ed Eagan as the Giants' four receivers. Evan Engram would likely dominate targets in the middle of the field. New York's implied team total is just 14 points. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 9:22 am
    Week 7 Projected Points & Rank
    8.89 (295th)
     
  • Wendell Smallwood officially questionable
    Wendell Smallwood (knee) is questionable for Week 6 against the Panthers.

    Advice: Smallwood hasn't practiced since getting hurt Week 4 against the Chargers and seems very unlikely to play on Thursday night on a short week. It'll again be LeGarrette Blount and Corey Clement sharing the backfield. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 8:30 am
    Week 7 Projected Points & Rank
    9.57 (255th)
     
  • Sterling Shepard (ankle) in walking boot
    Sterling Shepard (ankle) was spotted with his foot in a walking boot on Tuesday.

    Advice: Shepard said it's the same ankle he injured in camp. That issue cost Shepard about 10 days of practice. The Giants' injury-ruined receiver corps could desperately use Shepard's presence against the Broncos' elite secondary, but it's looking like a stretch right now. There's a real chance the G-Men head into the Mile High City with Roger Lewis as their No. 1 receiver. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 1:15 pm
    Week 7 Projected Points & Rank
    8.89 (295th)
     
  • Wendell Smallwood (knee) out again Tuesday
    Wendell Smallwood (knee) did not practice Tuesday.

    Advice: Smallwood also sat out Monday's session, making it extremely unlikely he is ready to go Thursday night against the Panthers. LeGarrette Blount will continue to lead a committee rounded out by Corey Clement and Kenjon Barner. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 9:12 am
    Week 7 Projected Points & Rank
    9.57 (255th)
     
  • McKinnon is top dog: Jerick totals 146 and TD
    Jerick McKinnon rushed 16 times for 95 yards and one touchdown in the Vikings' 20-17, Week 5 win over the Bears on Monday night.

    Advice: He added six catches for 51 yards on six targets in the pass game. Latavius Murray was the popular waiver-wire add heading into the week, and he got the first five carries for Minnesota in this one, but it was all McKinnon after that. From that point forward, McKinnon out-touched Murray 22-9 and out-gained Murray on the night 146-43 as Murray averaged a pitiful 2.58 YPC with a long gain of eight yards. McKinnon's big play was a 58-yard touchdown on a toss to the right where he ran through a gaping hole untouched to the end zone. Sure, the hole was huge, but McKinnon has the acceleration to get to it. Murray does not. This should be McKinnon's backfield moving forward, but the Vikings did give Murray millions guaranteed, so he won't be phased out completely. McKinnon will be an RB2 at home against the Packers in Week 6. Rotoworld.com Monday, 8:46 pm
    Week 7 Projected Points & Rank
    14.55 (58th)
     
  • Wendell Smallwood doesn't practice Monday
    Wendell Smallwood (knee) did not practice Monday.

    Advice: He missed Sunday's game against the Cardinals and will now be up against it to be ready on a short week Thursday night in Carolina. LeGarrette Blount and Corey Clement essentially split the snaps without Smallwood. Rotoworld.com Monday, 4:06 pm
    Week 7 Projected Points & Rank
    9.57 (255th)
     
  • Bilal Powell day to day with strained calf
    Bilal Powell is day to day with a strained calf.

    Advice: Powell sat out the second half of Sunday's win over the Browns. His workload was smaller than expected even before going down. The Jets don't seem to be huge fans even though Powell has gone bonkers every time he's been spotted legitimate three-down usage. Powell should be considered truly questionable for this week's game against the Patriots. The New York Daily News' Manish Mehta believes Powell will be "severely limited" if he plays this week. Rotoworld.com Monday, 12:34 pm
    Week 7 Projected Points & Rank
    10.16 (231st)
     
  • Sterling Shepard (ankle) labeled day to day
    The Giants consider Sterling Shepard (ankle) day to day.

    Advice: Shepard's MRI must have provided good news. The Giants, who will be missing Odell Beckham, Brandon Marshall and Dwayne Harris against the Broncos, could desperately use Shepard's presence in the lineup. They could take the decision down to the wire. Rotoworld.com Monday, 10:24 am
    Week 7 Projected Points & Rank
    8.89 (295th)
     
  • DeVante Parker's injury 'minor,' could play
    NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports DeVante Parker's ankle injury is "minor."

    Advice: RapSheet says Parker may be able to play this week. It would be welcome news for an offense struggling as much as any in the league. If he is healthy enough to go, Parker will be a fringe WR2 against the Falcons this week. Rotoworld.com Oct 9, 8:22 am
    Week 7 Projected Points & Rank
    8.85 (298th)
     
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