| TE Jordan Reed feeling better, RB Matt Jones isn't|
Tight end declares himself 'symptom free'
By: Jake Gordon | Oct 26 2016, 6:33 pm
|ASHBURN, Va. -- Washington Redskins tight end Jordan Reed reached this same point a week ago as a limited participant in practice. But he then missed two more days when his concussion symptoms returned.
Reed is confident this time is different.
"I'm feeling 100 percent," Reed said. "I feel symptom-free. Running back Matt Jones was a new addition to the list of injured players. The Redskins' starting back felt pain in his knee when he tried to cut. Gruden said he was OK when running straight ahead. If Jones can't play, Gruden said rookie Robert Kelley would be the starter but that third-down back Chris Thompson would remain a key part of the game plan.
FFToday's Take: Jordan Reed owners will be given a pretty good indication on his playing status if he is on the plane when the team travels to London. He still needs medical clearance so check back later in the week. The backfield situation, however, isn't so clear with Matt Jones (knee) looking iffy to play against the Bengals. Rob Kelley would get the start and split carries with Chris Thompson if Jones was held out of action. Kelley has a 4.4 YPC on 17 rushing attempts this season but without knowing how the team will deploy the carries all Washington runners are risky fantasy bets for Week 8.
| TE Hunter Henry practices|
Travis Benjamin and Tyrell Williams sit out Wednesday
By: Jake Gordon | Oct 26 2016, 5:33 pm
|Hunter Henry was back on the field Wednesday following a Sunday concussion. The Chargers tight end worked in pads during the team’s afternoon session. Wide receivers Tyrell Williams and Travis Benjamin joined cornerback Craig Mager and outside linebacker Jerry Attaochu as non-participants.
(San Diego Times Union)|
FFToday's Take: Hunter Henry (concussion) is already back at practice and should be ready to play barring a set back. Receivers Tyrell Williams and Travis Benjamin do not appear to be dealing with anything serious. The team is likely giving the pair extra rest ahead of a key divisional road game against the Broncos. Expect both to return to practice Thursday and be flex options heading into Week 8.
| C.J. Anderson to miss at least a few weeks|
May miss rest of season, seeking second opinion
By: Jake Gordon | Oct 26 2016, 4:35 pm
|C.J. Anderson is expected to miss at least a few weeks with a bone bruise in his right knee, NFL Network's Mike Garafolo reported, via sources informed of the injury.
Anderson is seeking a second medical opinion on the knee. Depending on the results, it's possible that he could miss the remainder of the season, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport added, per a source with knowledge of the situation.
FFToday's Take: Updating previous reports, it looks like C.J. Anderson's knee injury may be serious enough to keep him out for the remainder of the year. Don't drop him until more information on the length of his recovery is determined. In the meantime, rookie Devontae Booker's fantasy stock soars from RB3/Flex option to RB1 status for the foreseeable future. He's been able to accrue a 5.2 YPC over the past month and has an extremely favorable schedule in November.
| Josh McCown medically cleared, practices fully|
On track to return from collar bone injury in Week 8
By: Jake Gordon | Oct 26 2016, 3:46 pm
|Josh McCown is on track to return from a collarbone injury that kept him out the past five weeks.
The Cleveland Browns quarterback was a full participant in Wednesday's practice.
McCown told reporters he was "moving in the right direction" to be able to play Sunday versus the New York Jets. Browns coach Hue Jackson didn't announce a starter Wednesday.
FFToday's Take: Cleveland finally gets positive injury news on the quarterback front with Josh McCown's status improving by the day. Barring a set back he is set to return as the team's starter to face a Jets defense that has had issues defending the pass (NYJ rank 6th in passing yards allowed per game). Kevin Hogan will serve as the backup while Cody Kessler remains in concussion protocol.
| C.J. Anderson being evaluated for knee injury|
Missed practice Wednesday
By: Mike Krueger | Oct 26 2016, 1:45 pm
|As the Denver Broncos begin preparations for their game Sunday against the San Diego Chargers, one player will be absent from practice Wednesday.
Running back C.J. Anderson is currently getting a second medical opinion on a right knee injury, sources told 9NEWS. Anderson suffered during the game Monday night against the Houston Texans.
There is hope the injury could be minor in nature, although it’s also possible he could miss an extended period. (9 News)|
FFToday's Take: Anderson has been losing snaps to rookie Devontae Booker in the last couple weeks and now is getting his knee looked at which he injured but played through on Monday night. If Anderson misses any time, Booker will become a borderline RB1 play.
| Romo throws in practice|
Inching closer to returning from back injury
By: Jake Gordon | Oct 26 2016, 1:41 pm
|FRISCO, Texas (AP) -- Tony Romo is participating in throwing drills at practice for the first time since the Dallas quarterback broke a bone in his back in a preseason game at Seattle in August.
The 36-year-old worked in several individual drills Wednesday in shorts and a T-shirt with his teammates in full pads. While he almost certainly won't play against Philadelphia on Sunday, it's the biggest step in his return.
FFToday's Take: As expected, Dak Prescott's job is safe for Week 8 as Tony Romo is not even healthy to practice in pads. Romo is expected to be cleared in the next few weeks and Dallas intends to reinsert him into the lineup despite Prescott's success. Like Prescott, match ups will likely dictate Romo's fantasy value from week to week.
| Donte Moncrief expected to play Week 8|
Colts get No.2 receiver back in the mix
By: Mike Krueger | Oct 26 2016, 12:45 pm
|Colts Donte Moncrief expects to play vs. KC. "I'll be surprised if I didn't." (Mike Chappell on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: Moncrief has missed the last five weeks with a broken shoulder but is expected to return to action this week. He'll step right into a decent matchup against a Chiefs defense that's given up the second most fantasy points to wide receivers.
| Tevin Coleman misses practice Wednesday|
By: Mike Krueger | Oct 26 2016, 12:30 pm
|Tevin Coleman (hamstring) won't practice today. Coach Dan Quinn said he's not sure of the extent of Coleman's injury. Ran some today. (Vaughn McClure on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: The Falcons signed Stevan Ridley this week which is an indication that they don't expect Coleman to play against the Packers. Expect a heavy dose of Devonta Freeman against a Packers defense that's given up the fewest fantasy points to the running back position.
| Jeremy Langford practices Tuesday|
Bears looking at full-blown committee at RB against tough Vikings D
By: Antonio D'Arcangelis | Oct 25 2016, 3:15 pm
|Chicago Tribune Bears reporter Brad Biggs (@BradBiggs) on Twitter: "#Bears RB Jeremy Langford did participate in practice today and you sort of figured that after Joique Bell was let go." (Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: That leaves Langford, Jordan Howard and Ka'Deem Carey all in one big committee splitting carries against the stalwart Vikings run defense. The chances of them achieving success and you correctly picking the guy who does the best is a lottery-pick situation. You'll probably find better options on your bench or somewhere on the waiver wire.
|Chargers look to lighten Melvin Gordon's workload|
RB coach says Kenneth Farrow needs more touches
By: Antonio D'Arcangelis | Oct 25 2016, 12:05 pm
|Melvin Gordon has 158 touches in seven games for the San Diego Chargers this season. He totaled 217 touches all of last season. Backup running back Kenneth Farrow has just 31 yards on eight carries.
FFToday's Take: “We need to get Kenny in there a little bit more,” Chargers running backs coach Ollie Wilson said. “He’s not the flashy guy. It won’t look pretty but you’ll end up three or four yards down the field.
All this means is that Gordon will be looking at around 20-25 touches per week instead of 25-30. Continue to deploy him as a RB1 as usual.
|Both Denver backs run wild on Texans|
Devontae Booker and C.J. Anderson combine for 190 rushing yards in win
By: Antonio D'Arcangelis | Oct 25 2016, 9:13 am
|C.J. Anderson and Devontae Booker split the reps fairly evenly and each kept the Texans defense off guard trying to combat for their contrasting styles. They combined for a season-high 190 rushing yards, two touchdowns and a 5.6 yards per carry average. (Denver Post)|
FFToday's Take: Both backs are viable RB2s facing the Chargers in Week 8, with Anderson having more upside as a straight-ahead runner and Booker filling in more on passing downs.
|Alfred Blue runs well, loses fumble in loss|
Lamar Miller (shoulder) ailing, RB situation worth watching
By: Antonio D'Arcangelis | Oct 25 2016, 9:09 am
|Alfred Blue rushed for 63 yards on 11 carries in relief of starter Lamar Miller, who was in and out of the game with a shoulder injury. Blue also lost a key fumble during the Texans' 27-9 defeat at the hands of the reigning Super Bowl champion Broncos. (Houston Chronicle)|
FFToday's Take: Whoever gets the bulk of carries for the Texans could be in for a big Week 8 facing the soft Lions run defense. Stay tuned.
|Arian Foster announces retirement|
Ends final season with 22 carries for 58 yards
By: Doug Orth | Oct 24 2016, 9:30 pm
|Rendered a non-factor in Miami's offense amid Jay Ajayi's emergence as a burgeoning superstar, veteran running back Arian Foster announced his retirement Monday.
Foster made his Dolphins debut as the Week 1 starter, but was waylaid by the latest in a long line of soft-tissue injuries early in the Week 2 loss to the Patriots. He will finish his brief Miami career with 55 rushing yards on 22 attempts. (NFL.com)|
FFToday's Take: For about a five-year stretch, Foster was a dominant fantasy force who was an ideal fit for Gary Kubiak's zone running scheme in Houston before persistent soft-tissue injuries dogged him at the end. This news should lock in Jay Ajayi as the clear lead back in Miami for the foreseeable future, something he had already started to do over the last two weeks.
| Thomas Rawls nearing return|
HC expects RB back in two weeks
By: Doug Orth | Oct 24 2016, 6:40 pm
|Seattle Seahawks HC Pete Carroll: “There’s a difference (in the running game and offense) with Thomas Rawls out.” Said he expects him back in two weeks. (Stephen Cohen on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: Carroll later made it clear he meant he hopes Rawls can play in two weeks, which means he should return to practice in some fashion this week. We'll see, as Carroll is almost always a bit optimistic regarding injuries. Christine Michael has averaged 3.6 yards per carry or worse in each of the last three weeks, so Rawls could have a role - possibly substantial - when he returns. He should not be hanging out on the waiver wire in any leagues.
| Dez Bryant expected to return in Week 8|
Sidelined since Week 3 with knee bruise
By: Doug Orth | Oct 24 2016, 6:30 pm
|Cowboys expect WR Dez Bryant, who missed past three games due to knee injury, to play Sunday night vs Eagles, per source. (Adam Schefter on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: The Cowboys' brass has seemingly pinpointed this Eagles' game as his most likely return date, so it will be a surprise if he doesn't play. Philly has been playing very good defense for most of the year, but cornerback may be its weakest link. Although rust could come into play, owners should treat Dez as a WR2 next week with WR1 upside.
|Matt Jones could see carries reduced|
RB has lost two fumbles in 2016 after four as a rookie
By: Doug Orth | Oct 24 2016, 6:20 pm
|HC Jay Gruden says Matt Jones fumbling a 'tough deal." He understands magnitude of fumbling the football. Could see carries cut. (Liz Clarke on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: Chris Thompson (5-8, 195 pounds) benefited the most from this development in Week 7, but Rob Kelley (6-0, 228) makes the most sense to get the early-down touches if Jones is going to be a part-timer back. For now, this backfield should be considered a true three-man committee, rendering all three players as bench players in most leagues.
|Kenneth Dixon likely to see more work|
Rookie limited to 16 yards on nine touches in first three games
By: Doug Orth | Oct 24 2016, 6:10 pm
|Ravens coach John Harbaugh said he would like to see rookie RB Kenneth Dixon play more. He's had limited carries since coming back from sprained knee. (ESPN)|
FFToday's Take: Dixon saw three and two carries, respectively, over Weeks 5 and 6 before getting one Sunday, so it is anyone's guess as to how much of a bump Harbaugh is expecting. Despite an eight-carry, 10-yard effort from Terrance West in Week 7, he hasn't really given the Ravens much reason to diminish his workload. Still, don't be surprised if Baltimore moves forward with something approaching a 60/40 split with Dixon on the lesser end of the equation.
| LeSean McCoy "probably questionable"|
Aggravated hamstring injury
By: Doug Orth | Oct 24 2016, 6:05 pm
|After LeSean McCoy aggravated hamstring Sunday, one source said Bills RB “will be same position this week, probably questionable” for Sunday. (Adam Schefter on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: It was apparently obvious to just about everyone except the Bills that resting McCoy after a mid-week hamstring pull was the right move. As a result of pushing Shady to play in Week 7, Buffalo will probably now play the week-to-week game with him instead. Owners should expect McCoy to miss multiple weeks and be thrilled if only misses one or two. Mike Gillislee will start and should be considered a serviceable RB2 in his absence.
| Tevin Coleman expected to miss time|
By: Doug Orth | Oct 24 2016, 5:40 pm
|Dan Quinn said he'll know more about Tevin Coleman's hamstring strain in the next couple days, but the Atlanta Falcons coach sounded prepared to make a roster move in case the running back is sidelined for any period of time. Coleman played 14 snaps in Sunday's 33-30 overtime loss to the San Diego Chargers before exiting. He scored on a 30-yard burst and had 74 combined yards on nine touches. (ESPN)|
FFToday's Take: Devonta Freeman should slide into more of a feature-back role, while Terron Ward is expected to be promoted from the practice squad. Freeman was already a top-10 fantasy back sharing touches, so the next 1-2 weeks (presumably) may allow him to push 25 touches. The bad news is Atlanta's schedule may not cooperate, as Green Bay, Tampa Bay and Philadelphia await before the Falcons' Week 11 bye.
| Geno Smith suffers torn ACL|
Ryan Fitzpatrick expected to start Week 8
By: Mike Krueger | Oct 24 2016, 12:21 pm
|Sources: Based on initial MRI, belief is that #Jets QB Geno Smith tore his ACL. Incredible. Players in the locker room are learning about it (Ian Rapoport on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: Smith's time as the Jets No.1 QB was brief. He'll know have to wait a calendar year before getting a crack at a starting job again. Expect Ryan Fitzpatrick to be the starter Week 8 but given his uneven play it's not out of the question for Christian Hackenberg and/or Bryce Petty to see action toward the end of the season.
| Thomas Rawls expected back in a couple weeks|
By: Mike Krueger | Oct 24 2016, 11:45 am
|Carroll: “There’s a difference with Thomas Rawls out.” Said he expects him back in two weeks. (Stephen Cohen on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: Christine Michael has done a decent job in the absence of Rawls but head coach Pete Carrol's quick comment suggest Rawls will have a significant role when he returns. Rawls is a nice speculative add if he's available in your league.
| Limited workload for Jamaal Charles|
By: Mike Krueger | Oct 23 2016, 8:35 am
|Chiefs optimistic Jamaal Charles will be able to play today with a limited workload, per sources, but want to test him pregame to make sure. (Adam Schefter on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: Charles popped up on the injury report Friday with swelling in his surgically repaired knee. He's off the radar as a fantasy play with limited action expected. Spencer Ware may lose a few carries to Charcandrick West, but remains a solid RB1 against the Saints in Week 7.
| Terrelle Pryor expected to play|
By: Mike Krueger | Oct 23 2016, 7:30 am
|Officially a game-time decision, #Browns WR Terrelle Pryor (hamstring) is expected to play vs. the #Bengals, barring a setback, source said. (Ian Rapoport on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: Pryor missed practice time this week but it appears he will give it a go in Week 7. The Browns are void of very few offensive playmakers so anything Pryor can give them today is much needed. Due to being less than 100 percent, Pryor is a Flex play only.
| McCoy expected to be active, could be limited|
25-35 play pitch count
By: Mike Krueger | Oct 23 2016, 3:05 am
|Bills' RB LeSean McCoy, listed as questionable with hamstring, is expected to play today but could be on 25-35 play pitch count, per source. (Adam Schefter on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: Reports early this week stated McCoy would miss Week 7 but that appears to be in question as McCoy was able to make it through a limited practice Friday. If McCoy suits up it will take some of the shine off Mike Gillislee.
| Flacco expected to start|
By: Mike Krueger | Oct 23 2016, 3:00 am
|Ravens' QB Joe Flacco, listed as questionable with a shoulder injury, is expected to start today vs Jets, per source. (ESPN)|
FFToday's Take: Flacco missed practice time this week but is expected to play although likely at less than 100 percent. A matchup with Jets is certainly good news for the Ravens QB and WR Mike Wallace.
| Jamaal Charles has knee swelling|
Chiefs RB now questionable, Ware more likely for huge workload Week 7
By: Antonio D'Arcangelis | Oct 21 2016, 2:32 pm
|B.J. Kissel (@ChiefsReporter) on Twitter: "Jamaal Charles and Phillip Gaines are questionable for Sunday's game. Charles had some knee swelling and was limited at Friday's practice." (Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: Ugh. Charles owners were already dealing with a limited workload, but if they have Spencer Ware, this could be god news. Ware should now be considered an RB1 with more upside than before this news broke.
| Jordan Reed ruled out for Week 7|
Concussion will keep target monster from playing against Lions
By: Antonio D'Arcangelis | Oct 21 2016, 2:26 pm
|Master Tesfatsian (@MasterTes) on Twitter: "TE Jordan Reed will be out vs. the Lions with a concussion #Redskins" (Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: Master is a trusted source for the Washington Post and it looks like Reed is a scratch for this week. TE Vernon Davis and WR Pierre Garcon will likely pick up more targets.
| Tyler Eifert still not ruled out for Week 7|
Decision should be made before Sunday
By: Antonio D'Arcangelis | Oct 21 2016, 2:23 pm
|Although tight end Tyler Eifert was limited in both practices this week with a sore back, Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis didn’t rule him out of Sunday’s game against the Browns at Paul Brown Stadium after Friday morning’s walk-through. He said it won’t be a game-time decision, but he’ll make the call this weekend on whether Eifert plays for the first time this year. (Bengals.com)|
FFToday's Take: Eifert, who said Thursday he could play, was on the verge of returning two-and-a-half weeks ago coming off ankle surgery, but hurt his back in the Oct. 3 practice. He'll be hard to trust in fantasy in his first week back even if he goes, but he might be worth a look in DFS.
| LeSean McCoy practices Friday, questionable|
Ryan: "We're not ruling Shady out at all"
By: Mike Krueger | Oct 21 2016, 11:45 am
|LeSean McCoy was front and center in the stretching line at Bills practice Friday and went through some basic pass-catching drills during the portion of practice that was open to media. Receiver Robert Woods and defensive tackle Marcell Dareus were not at the start of Friday's practice. (Buffalo News)|
FFToday's Take: Rex Ryan went on to say: "We're not ruling Shady out at all. We'll be smart with him, but he looked pretty good [today]." It sounds like McCoy will be a gametime decision. If he sits, Mike Gillislee would get the start and be a solid RB2 against the Dolphins defense.
| Pryor could be limited if active in Week 7|
Hamstring injury; WR has yet to practice this week
By: Doug Orth | Oct 20 2016, 6:55 pm
|Terrelle Pryor suffered a hamstring injury in the third quarter of a Week 6 loss to the Titans. He has not practiced this week, but Jackson said he'll need to see Pryor run before the end of the week to determine whether he can face the Bengals.
Perhaps Jackson inadvertently revealed Pryor will at least be limited against the Bengals when the coach said “obviously we will see more of (rookie receiver) Rashard (Higgins) this week.” (Akron Beacon Journal)|
FFToday's Take: It looks as though owners may need to make other plans. Jackson has reportedly "been dying" to give Higgins some playing time, so perhaps "Hollywood" has a shot at establishing a role behind Pryor and fellow rookie Corey Coleman with a solid performance against the Bengals in Week 7. That doesn't mean owners should rush out to add him, but his college pedigree is such to suggest he could be a player of interest next week.
|C.J. Fiedorowicz's pass-game role expanding|
Third-year TE drawing praise from coach, play-caller
By: Doug Orth | Oct 20 2016, 6:40 pm
|C.J. Fiedorowicz has become a larger factor in the Texans' passing game. Fiedorowicz is having a career breakthrough year. He's already caught 16 passes for 201 yards and two touchdowns, including a game-tying score during an overtime win over the Indianapolis Colts last weekend.
"He's gotten much better as a route runner. Obviously, Brock (Osweiler) has a lot of faith in him," HC Bill O'Brien said.
"We always talk to the players about expanding and creating their role and defining it. He's defining his role a little bit more in the passing game," OC George Godsey said. (Houston Chronicle)|
FFToday's Take: Owners have been slow to warm up to Fiedorowicz, but this should help change that. The third-year tight end has drawn 20 targets over the last three weeks and caught 14 of them for 194 yards and two touchdowns. Fiedorowicz was already a strong blocker, so his improvement in the passing game should allow him to become a full-time player. Given the current landscape at his position, he could enter the TE1 discussion pretty soon. He's definitely worth streaming this week versus the Broncos.
| No practice for T.Y. Hilton on Thursday|
Hip injury; was limited in practice on Wednesday
By: Doug Orth | Oct 20 2016, 6:00 pm
|After getting in a limited practice on Wednesday, T.Y. Hilton (hip) did not practice on Thursday. (Jim Wyatt on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: Anytime a player takes a step back on the injury front during the middle of the week, it's noteworthy. Owners need to keep an eye on Hilton's practice reports over the next two-plus days before deciding on locking him into their lineups. With Hilton hurt and Phillip Dorsett (foot, hamstring) also ailing, Andrew Luck could be throwing to Chester Rogers, Devin Street and Jack Doyle against Tennessee this weekend.
| McCoy not expected to play Week 7|
Could miss multiple weeks with hamstring injury
By: Doug Orth | Oct 20 2016, 4:40 pm
|I'm told Bills RB LeSean McCoy (hamstring) is not playing this Sunday and could miss more time thereafter, depending on healing. (Josina Anderson on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: McCoy also battled hamstring injuries last season as well. Owners should be prepared for a multi-week absence, although there has been no indication yet this injury is anywhere near as serious as the one that sidelined McCoy for four weeks in 2015. Mike Gillislee is the next man up and should be expected to receive a fairly heavy workload, getting the occasional breather from Reggie Bush and Jonathan Williams. Gillislee should be treated as a RB2 until McCoy returns.
| Don Jackson likely to start Week 7 vs. Bears|
Eddie Lacy expected to miss most of regular season
By: Doug Orth | Oct 20 2016, 1:50 pm
|The Packers will determine later if Eddie Lacy’s season is over. But tonight, newly promoted RB Don Jackson will be the main back. (Ian Rapoport on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: Owners can pretty much stick a fork into the impending free agent for 2016 as IR will keep him out until late into December. Even though the Packers traded for Knile Davis on Tuesday, Jackson is the right choice to start against the Bears if only because he has been around the team and should know the offense. Ty Montgomery, Knile Davis and perhaps even Randall Cobb might get some backfield work, so Jackson is a desperation start at best tonight. Davis is the better long-term bet, however.
| Eddie Lacy headed to IR, ankle surgery|
Don Jackson expected to be activated from practice squad
By: Mike Krueger | Oct 20 2016, 1:45 pm
|Green Bay Packers running back Eddie Lacy needs ankle surgery and will be placed on injured reserve, a source told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter on Thursday. The Packers are unsure if Lacy will miss the remainder of the season, the source said. (ESPN)|
FFToday's Take: The Packers are expected to promote Don Jackson from the practice squad in time for tonight's game against the Bears. Lacy can be dropped from re-draft leagues once he officially goes on IR. Expect Ty Montgomery and Knile Davis to handle most of the work in the backfield tonight with Davis possessing more upside moving forward.
| Terrelle Pryor misses practice Thursday|
By: Mike Krueger | Oct 20 2016, 1:00 pm
|Browns receiver Terrelle Pryor and cornerback Joe Haden both sat out practice Thursday for the second day in a row.
Pryor suffered a hamstring injury during Sunday's 28-26 loss to the Titans, and Haden pulled a groin muscle the Thursday before the game.
Coach Hue Jackson said Wednesday he's hopeful both can play Sunday in Cincinnati. (Cleveland Plain-Dealer)|
FFToday's Take: If Pryor is at least limited on Friday, he'll have a good shot of playing Sunday against the Bengals. The Browns are thin at receiver, leaving Andrew Hawkins as a desperation play if Pryor sits.
| McCoy, Woods miss practice Thursday|
Bills bitten by injury bug
By: Mike Krueger | Oct 20 2016, 12:45 pm
|Running back LeSean McCoy was not on the field during the open portion of Thursday's Bills practice after sustaining a hamstring injury Wednesday that put his availability for this week's game in question. If Robert Woods can't play Sunday, the Bills receiving corps would be comprised of Marquise Goodwin, Justin Hunter, Walter Powell and Brandon Tate. Ryan has said previously that the team also has plays for running back Reggie Bush to be used as a slot receiver. (Buffalo News)|
FFToday's Take: The big news here is McCoy's hamstsring injury. Mike Gillislee would get the start against Miami if McCoy can't go. Given the run-heavy scheme in Buffalo, Gillislee would be on the RB2 radar.
| LeSean McCoy exits practice early|
By: Jake Gordon | Oct 19 2016, 4:06 pm
|LeSean McCoy left practice early with a hamstring injury.
Bills coach Rex Ryan said Wednesday the running back's hamstring was tight and will be checked by the medical staff.
Ryan said he wasn't immediately sure of the severity of the injury.
FFToday's Take: This is a noteworthy development considering LeSean McCoy's injury history and the Bills reliance on their star rusher. He'll likely miss practice Thursday and be questionable heading into the Bills' week 7 tilt with the Dolphins. Backup Mike Gillislee and his 5.7 YPC would see more touches in the event McCoy is unable to play.
| Doug Martin suffers setback|
By: Mike Krueger | Oct 19 2016, 4:00 pm
|Bucs head coach Dirk Koetter: "Doug Martin did unfortunately suffer a little setback a week ago Sunday and we'll just have to see when he can make it back. There's no timetable on that right now." Koetter emphasized that these injuries are no one's fault and that no one feels worse about it than the player. (ESPN)|
FFToday's Take: Time to fire up Jacquizz Rodgers in Week 7. He's likely to see the bulk of backfield duties after receiving 35 touches in Week 5 against the Panthers. Rodgers has a decent matchup on the road against the 49ers making him a solid RB2.
| Odell Beckham, Jr. misses practice |
Considered day-to-day with hip pointer
By: Jake Gordon | Oct 19 2016, 3:55 pm
|EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — New York Giants receiver Odell Beckham Jr. has missed practice with a hip injury.
Coach Ben McAdoo said Wednesday that he is taking a day-to-day approach as the star wide receiver deals with a hip pointer sustained in Sunday's 27-23 win over Baltimore.
FFToday's Take: The Giants are taking a cautious approach with their stud receiver as the team gets ready to cross the pond for a date with the Rams in London. This injury doesn't seem too severe but could be a game-time decision situation considering the travel.