Player Notes

  • Maxx Williams (ankle) out for Week 7
    Ravens TE Maxx Williams (ankle) has been ruled out for Week 7.

    Advice: He didn't practice all week. With Williams sidelined and Baltimore's top-two receivers less than 100 percent, Ben Watson (questionable, knee) should see an expanded role. Yesterday, 4:24 pm
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  • Ben Watston (knee) listed questionable
    Ben Watston (knee) is listed as questionable for Week 7 against the Vikings.

    Advice: Watson should play after practicing the last two days. With the Ravens top-two receivers dealing with injuries, Watson is in line for a big Week 7 role. Yesterday, 11:52 am
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  • Eifert not worried about latest back surgery
    Tyler Eifert doesn't feel his career is in jeopardy following his third back surgery.

    Advice: "No, I'm not," said Eifert when asked if he was concerned about his long-term future in the NFL. "Doc said I'll be recovered to 100 percent, so I was happy to hear that." Eifert has flashed huge potential when healthy—he led all tight ends with 13 touchdowns in 2015—but injuries have limited him to just 10 games over the last two years. Headed for free agency, Eifert may have to settle for a bargain contract on the open market. Yesterday, 11:01 am
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  • Delanie Walker questionable after setback
    Delanie Walker (calf) is questionable for Week 7 against the Browns.

    Advice: Walker was downgraded to a missed practice after being limited Thursday. He's trending in the wrong direction and looks likely to be rested through Tennessee's Week 8 bye. Jonnu Smith will be a high-upside streamer if Walker sits. Yesterday, 10:09 am
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  • Jared Cook has 100-yard night in thrilling W
    Jared Cook caught 6-of-7 targets for 107 yards in the Raiders' Week 7 win over the Chiefs.

    Advice: The 100-yard night was Cook's first as a Raider, and just the fifth of his nine-year career. Cook was making huge plays all evening, including a late defensive holding penalty he drew in the red zone with no time remaining. Seconds prior, Cook appeared to have a game-winning, 29-yard score, but was ruled down at the half-yard line. (The Raiders were then backed up by a Michael Crabtree penalty.) Producing as a reliable TE2, Cook gets the Bills for Week 8. Thursday, 9:36 pm
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  • Travis Kelce scores third touchdown vs. OAK
    Travis Kelce caught 4-of-5 targets for 33 yards and a touchdown in the Chiefs' Week 7 loss to the Raiders.

    Advice: The touchdown was Kelce's third of the season. It was a quiet night by Kelce's 2017 standards, but he's now caught at least four passes in 6-of-7 games. He's averaging 60 yards, putting him on pace for 967. That should increase. Kelce and the Chiefs host the Broncos in Week 8. Thursday, 9:24 pm
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  • Henry out-snapped Gates 100-75 last two games
    Hunter Henry has out-snapped Antonio Gates 100-to-75 the last two games.

    Advice: Henry also has had two of his best games of the season the last two weeks, turning 15 targets into eight catches for 132 yards and a touchdown. "I felt like I put a lot of work in all of our practices and games, and last year," Henry said. "I knew it was coming. I knew I had to show up and continue to put up the work." Finally seeing consistent targets, Henry will be a solid TE1 in a good matchup against the Broncos this week. Thursday, 6:36 am
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  • George Kittle (back, elbow) practicing fully
    George Kittle (back, elbow) is practicing fully for Week 7.

    Advice: Kittle has dealt with multiple injuries this year, but hasn't missed any games. He's on the streaming radar for Week 7 against the Cowboys. Wednesday, 4:10 pm
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  • Doyle scores TD, but struggles badly in loss
    Jack Doyle caught 7-of-11 targets for 50 yards and one touchdown in the Colts' Week 6 loss to the Titans.

    Advice: After missing Week 5 with a concussion, Doyle came back and led the Colts in targets. He caught a short eight-yard touchdown in the second quarter to get the touchdown-scoring started in this one, but otherwise struggled much of the night. He simply had trouble hanging onto the ball, dropping a couple passes and losing one fumble. Doyle will be a low-end TE1 Week 7 at Jacksonville. Monday, 9:18 pm
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  • Bengals sign LS Harris to 1-year extension
    Bengals signed LS Clark Harris to a one-year extension through 2018.

    Advice: A college tight end, Harris has been the Bengals' long snapper since 2009. Monday, 1:53 pm
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  • Butt (knee) expected to resume practicing
    Broncos fifth-round TE Jake Butt (knee, PUP) is expected to resume practicing this week.

    Advice: Butt tore his ACL during the Orange Bowl in late December. Once he begins practicing, the Broncos will have a three-week window to promote him to the active roster. With none of the tight ends on the depth chart really stepping up, Butt could work his way into a late-season role. Monday, 8:28 am
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  • Giants feature Evan Engram in SNF upset win
    Evan Engram caught 5-of-8 targets for 82 yards and a touchdown in the Giants' Week 6 win over Denver.

    Advice: Engram was featured early, but fell out of the gameplan in the second half. He played a lot of snaps in the slot with Sterling Shepard sidelined. Engram scored on a red-zone throw from Eli Manning for the Giants' only touchdown. He's a matchup problem for teams, and is locked into heavy targets as the clear No. 1 option. Engram is looking like one of the best tight ends in the league. Sunday, 9:30 pm
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  • Cameron Brate goes 6/76/1 against Cards
    Cameron Brate caught 6-of-8 targets for 76 yards and a touchdown in the Bucs' Week 6 loss to the Cardinals.

    Advice: Ryan Fitzpatrick force fed Brate targets over the middle, where the Cardinals have struggled to defend tight ends. Brate's second-half blowup was critical to Tampa Bay's near comeback, rallying from a 31-0 deficit to make it 38-33 at the final bell. Keep Brate rolling as an underrated TE1 in Week 7 against the Bills. Sunday, 5:19 pm
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  • Jesse James held without a catch Week 6
    Jesse James did not catch a pass in the Steelers' Week 6 win over the Chiefs.

    Advice: James was targeted on a play negated by a penalty in the first quarter, but that was his only action in a game Ben Roethlisberger attempted just 25 passes. As always, James will be a touchdown-or-bust fantasy option next week against the Bengals. Sunday, 4:51 pm
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  • Coby Fleener held without a catch Week 6
    Coby Fleener failed to corral his only target Week 6 against the Lions.

    Advice: He has not topped 35 yards since Week 1, and he has six catches total over that span. Fleener is not a realistic fantasy option right now. Sunday, 2:52 pm
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  • Bennett manages just 22 yards in defeat
    Martellus Bennett caught 2-of-4 targets for 22 yards in the Packers' Week 6 loss to the Vikings.

    Advice: Bennett had a horrid drop on the 2nd-and-9 pass that Aaron Rodgers broken his collarbone on after being buried into the turf by Anthony Barr. We can keep hoping with Bennett, but it's not happening right now. Give him one more week as a back-end TE1 next week at home against the Saints. Sunday, 2:39 pm
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  • Jordan Reed catches four passes in win
    Jordan Reed caught 4-of-5 targets for 35 yards in Washington's Week 6 win over the 49ers.

    Advice: Reed didn't look fully healthy despite getting taken off the injury report. His snaps were up, but the Redskins continued to feature Chris Thompson in their short pass game. Reed has a get-right matchup with the Eagles in Week 7. Sunday, 2:37 pm
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  • Ryan Griffin has three grabs Sunday vs Browns
    Ryan Griffin caught 3-of-8 targets for 52 yards with a two-point conversion in Sunday's Week 6 win over the Browns.

    Advice: The eight targets were a season-high and the yards were the most Griffin has posted since Week 3. Griffin added to his totals by catching a two-point conversion to put Houston up 24-3 right before halftime. This was as good of a matchup Griffin was going to have as he remains nothing more than a streaming option for the remainder of the season. Houston is on bye this upcoming week. Sunday, 2:29 pm
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  • Julius Thomas held to three catches vs. ATL
    Julius Thomas caught 3-of-5 targets for 22 yards in the Dolphins' Week 6 win over the Falcons.

    Advice: It's essentially the same game Thomas has had every week as a Dolphin. He's barely on the TE2 radar. Sunday, 2:07 pm
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  • Dion Sims goes 2/42/1 against Ravens
    Bears TE Dion Sims caught 2-of-4 targets for 42 yards and a touchdown in the team's Week 6 win over the Ravens.

    Advice: He's now caught at least one pass in four of the Bears' first six games. Mainly a blocking tight end, Sims is an underrated receiver, but he doesn't get enough targets for comfortable streamer use. Zach Miller remains the tight end to consider starting in fantasy week to week on the Bears. Sunday, 2:06 pm
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