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InjuryJordan Matthews expected to play
Broken thumb
By: Mike Krueger | Oct 22 2017, 7:35 am

Buffalo Bills
Bills WR Jordan Matthews (broken thumb) is expected to play today with a special glove vs. #Bucs, sources say. 2 wks earlier then expected. (Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: Matthews broke his thumb in Week 4 so it's a bit of a surprise he has returned this early. He does give Tyrod Taylor some much needed help in a depleted receiving corps but Matthews has been nothing more than a WR5, having caught no more than 3 balls in any game this season.
InjuryWalker, Murray expected to play for Titans
Injured Titans will give it a go
By: Mike Krueger | Oct 22 2017, 7:30 am

Tennessee Titans
Titans running back DeMarco Murray and tight end Delanie Walker are expected to play through injuries against the Browns on Sunday at FirstEnergy Stadium, ESPN reports, citing sources.  (The Tennessean)

FFToday's Take: Murray got in one limited practice this week (Friday) while Walker hurt his calf on Thursday and missed Friday's session. Murray's availability puts a damper on Derrick Henry's upside but we still expect Henry to out-touch Murray and be a RB2 against the Browns. Murray will likely play the majority of third downs and get some early-down work.
InjuryKeenan Allen good to go in Week 7
Injured shoulder during practice
By: Mike Krueger | Oct 22 2017, 1:41 am

Chargers WR Keenan Allen, listed as questionable for today due to a shoulder injury, will play vs. Broncos, per source. (Adam Schefter on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: Allen banged up his shoulder during practice on Thursday and missed Friday's workout. He's got a difficult matchup against the Broncos secondary making him a WR3 in Week 7. Allen posted a 5-35-1 line against Denver in Week 1.
InjuryKelvin Benjamin expected to play
Knee injury
By: Mike Krueger | Oct 22 2017, 1:40 am

Carolina Panthers
Panthers WR Kelvin Benjamin, whose knee swelled up during week and is listed as questionable for today, will play vs. Bears, per source. (Adam Schefter on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: Benjamin returned to practice Friday after missing Wednesday and Thursday. He'll start opposite Devin Funchess. Both have WR2 value against the Bears secondary that rank in the middle of the pack against wide receivers.
InjuryAndre Ellington not expected to play
Recovering from quad injury
By: Mike Krueger | Oct 21 2017, 11:45 pm

Arizona Cardinals
Cardinals RB Andre Ellington, listed as questionable for Sunday due to quad injury, is not expected to play vs Rams in London, per source. (Adam Schefter on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: Ellington missed practice Thursday and Friday so it's no surprise he will miss Week 7. Expect Kerwynn Williams to handle third-down work with Adrian Peterson remaining in his early-down role.
InjuryLeonard Fournette not expected to play
Ankle injury
By: Mike Krueger | Oct 21 2017, 11:00 pm

Jacksonville Jaguars
A surprise: The Jaguars are not expecting to have star RB Leonard Fournette (ankle) vs. Colts, sources say. Sunday, then bye week to rest. (Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: Fournette missed practice all week and it appears the Jags will error on the side of caution and let their star running back sit in Week 7 with a bye looming in Week 8. In his absence expect Chris Ivory to start at running back with T.J. Yeldon and Corey Grant also active. Ivory is an easy RB2 with RB1 upside in a matchup against the Colts who have given up the 3rd most fantasy points to RBs.
Marshawn Lynch suspended one game
Making contact with an official
By: Mike Krueger | Oct 20 2017, 7:30 pm

Oakland Raiders
Oakland Raiders RB Marshawn Lynch has been suspended without pay for one game for unsportsmanlike conduct in Thursday night's game against the Kansas City Chiefs, when he made contact with a referee. The referee was diffusing an active confrontation in which Lynch was not a participant. (ESPN)

FFToday's Take: Lynch came running from the sidelines to insert himself into a scrum between Raiders and Chiefs players and in the process grabbed and pushed an official. Assuming this case isn't appealed all the way to the Supreme Court, Lynch will miss Week 8 against Buffalo. DeAndre Washington and Jalen Richard will likely split the RB workload in Lynch's absence.
InjuryDeMarco Murray limited Friday
Gametime decision
By: Mike Krueger | Oct 20 2017, 2:16 pm

Tennessee Titans
With DeMarco Murray nursing a hamstring injury, the door is open for Derrick Henry to gobble up a larger share of the carries in Tennessee. Murray was limited Friday after sitting out practice the previous two days because of a hamstring issue, and the starting running back is questionable heading into Sunday's game versus the Cleveland Browns. (

FFToday's Take: Murray missed practice on Wednesday and Thursday with a hamstring injury that's been bothering him since early August. He will be a gametime decision. “We’ll see how I feel. I’m going to get a good warmup in before the game and see how I feel and then make a decision from there,” Murray said. Even if he plays Derrick Henry would be the preferred fantasy option in the Titans backfield.
InjuryFournette misses practice Friday, Questionable
Ankle injury
By: Mike Krueger | Oct 20 2017, 2:15 pm

Jacksonville Jaguars
Jaguars tailback Leonard Fournette missed a third consecutive day of practice Friday with a right ankle injury and is listed as questionable to play Sunday at Indianapolis. Also questionable are receiver Marqise Lee (knee) and free safety Tashaun Gipson (neck). Both did limited practice work on Friday. (Florida Times Union)

FFToday's Take: Fournette injured his ankle last week but has maintained all week that he will play Sunday. We shall see. If Fournette misses, Chris Ivory would likely get the start with T.J. Yeldon filling a backup role.
InjuryStefon Diggs ruled out
Case Keenum will start
By: Mike Krueger | Oct 20 2017, 2:10 pm

Minnesota Vikings
Vikings Head Coach Mike Zimmer confirmed in his Friday afternoon press conference that Case Keenum will start at quarterback on Sunday at U.S. Bank Stadium. Wide receiver Stefon Diggs (groin), quarterback Sam Bradford (knee), guard Nick Easton (calf) have all been ruled out on Sunday after not participating in practice this week. (

FFToday's Take: Diggs missed Week 6 with a groin injury and will miss Week 7 as well. In his place Adam Thielen will be the main target for Keenum against the Ravens on Sunday. Kyle Rudolph is also a good option for TE streamers.
InjuryKelvin Benjamin expected to play
Returned to practice Friday
By: Mike Krueger | Oct 20 2017, 2:02 pm

Carolina Panthers
Wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin has been listed as questionable after missing practice the first two days of the week with a knee injury. That listing suggests Benjamin’s status is up in the air, but coach Ron Rivera said, via Joseph Person of the Charlotte Observer, that Benjamin is expected to play. (Pro Football Talk)

FFToday's Take: Benjamin got hit on the knee last week causing a contusion on his knee. He missed practice Wednesday and Thursday but returned Friday and is expected to play. He'll be on the WR2 radar for Week 7 against the Bears.
InjuryJameis Winston will start against Buffalo
Bucs QBs practices Friday
By: Mike Krueger | Oct 20 2017, 12:11 pm

Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Jameis Winston is will start on Sunday against Buffalo. (Buccaneers on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: Winston was able to practice Friday and apparently looked good enough to get the start in Week 7. Winston's shoulder injury will make him a risky play for fantasy owners but he's a better option than turnover machine Ryan Fitzpatrick.
InjuryDeVante Parker feeling better
Missed Week 6 with ankle injury
By: Doug Orth | Oct 19 2017, 7:50 pm

Miami Dolphins
By all appearances, DeVante Parker’s injured ankle is making real progress. He strolled through the Dolphins locker room earlier this week with no sign of a limp or a walking boot. And while he has yet to practice this week, the Dolphins had not ruled him out for Sunday’s game against the Jets. “He is feeling much better,” a source told the Miami Herald. That source would not speculate on whether Parker had progressed to the point where will play Sunday. (Miami Herald)

FFToday's Take: Parker took advantage of garbage time in Week 3 to post a 8-76-1 line against the Jets. In the three games in which he started and finished this year, he's posted at least 12.9 points in PPR and attracted at least eight targets each time. Ideally, owners can play the wait-and-see game with him if he goes this week before using him as a WR2/WR3 in Week 8 against Baltimore.
InjuryKelvin Benjamin's Week 7 status in doubt
Team reportedly a "little concerned" about swelling in knee
By: Doug Orth | Oct 19 2017, 7:30 pm

Carolina Panthers
Kelvin Benjamin's knee has swelled up after taking a shot in (Week 6). HC Ron Rivera said the team is a "little concerned." Same knee as before. (AP - Steve Reed)

FFToday's Take: Benjamin sported a huge bruise on the outside of his left knee late last week, but he returned for a few snaps and ultimately enjoyed his finest game of the season. It is unknown whether that bruise is the issue or if this is related to his Week 3 left knee injury in which he was pulled down backwards. He did not miss a game with that injury, but it sounds as if owners should not plan on having KB available this week, leaving Devin Funchess as a potential low-end RB2 against the Bears.
InjuryNo practice again for Stefon Diggs
Has missed last five practices with groin injury
By: Doug Orth | Oct 19 2017, 6:45 pm

Minnesota Vikings
Vikings listed Stefon Diggs as DNP again. (USA Today)

FFToday's Take: Diggs was in uniform Thursday but did not do much, according to NFL Network's Tom Pelissero. Owners should prepare to be without him again in Week 7. Since the Vikings' bye comes in Week 9, they could sit him next week as well. Throughout his two-plus year NFL career, Diggs has been significantly better in games in which he managed to avoid getting listed on the injury report, so keep that in mind moving forward. Adam Thielen should once again be a target hog in Week 7.
InjuryDeMarco Murray absent from practice Thursday
Hamstring injury
By: Mike Krueger | Oct 19 2017, 2:30 pm

Tennessee Titans
DeMarco Murray did not practice again today for @Titans with hamstring. Mularkey mentioned Khalfani Muhammad as a potential roster call up if @demarcomurray can’t play for @titans (Jim Wyatt on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: It appears Murray is truly questionable this week against the Browns. If he sits Friday, it will be a good indication that Murray will end up on the Inactive list Sunday. For now, it looks like Derrick Henry will be the Titans RB to play in Week 7.
InjuryWinston does very little on Thursday
Shoulder injury
By: Mike Krueger | Oct 19 2017, 1:45 pm

Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Bucs' Jameis Winston didn't look today like a quarterback expecting to play on Sunday. Could test shoulder more Friday, but seems unlikely. (Greg Auman on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: Earlier in the week, the coaching staff noted that Winston likely wouldn't throw until late in the week. We should get a better indication of Winston's availability on Friday but Winston owners should have plan B in place. Ryan Fitzpatrick would start against the Bills if Winston sits.
InjuryDeVante Parker misses another practice
Ankle injury
By: Mike Krueger | Oct 19 2017, 1:12 pm

Miami Dolphins
Dolphins wide receiver DeVante Parker and center Mike Pouncey remained absent from practice Thursday but the team is still hopeful one or both might be able to play on Sunday against the New York Jets. If Parker recovers sufficiently the next three days, the Dolphins could potentially just have a package for Parker to limit his exposure to re-injury while still taking advantage of his availability in a limited way. (Miami Herald)

FFToday's Take: It sounds like Parker is on the wrong side of Questionable this week but we should get a better idea of his status on Friday. If he sits, Jarvis Landry and Kenny Stills should be the top two targets for Jay Cutler against the Jets. The represent a neutral matchup against wide receivers.
InjuryLuck suffers setback, will not practice
Colts QB experiencing shoulder soreness
By: Mike Krueger | Oct 18 2017, 3:00 pm

Indianapolis Colts
The Indianapolis Colts are shutting down their $140 million quarterback, for now, placing Andrew Luck’s 2017 season in doubt. Ten months after he had surgery on his throwing shoulder, and two weeks after he finally returned to the practice field, Luck received a cortisone shot to treat the soreness that has persisted in recent weeks, first-year General Manager Chris Ballard revealed on Wednesday. (Indianapolis Star)

FFToday's Take: The fact that Luck won't be able to practice further delays his timeline for return. Jacoby Brissett should continue to start for the foreseeable future. If you've been stashing Luck on your bench, it's time to give consideration to dropping him from your roster.
InjuryBilal Powell misses practice Wednesday
Calf injury
By: Mike Krueger | Oct 18 2017, 1:45 pm

New York Jets
Did not practice: Wilkerson, Robby Anderson (ankle), Bilal Powell (calf) Limited: Ealy, Matt Forte #nyj (Brian Costello on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: Powell missed Week 6 with a calf injury and is off to a bad start for Week 7. In his absence, Matt Forte handled 17 touches with Elijah McGuire accumulating 10. The Jets travel to Miami in Week 7.
InjuryFournette, Lee missing practice for Jags
Team hopes to have its rookie tailback available vs. Colts
By: Jake Gordon | Oct 18 2017, 12:41 pm

Jacksonville Jaguars
Leonard Fournette appears to have escaped serious injury after his leg planted in scary fashion in the Jacksonville Jaguars' loss to the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday, but the rookie tailback will likely sit out Wednesday's practice nonetheless. The Jaguars running back, along with receiver Marqise Lee (knee) and center Brandon Linder (illness), are all unlikely to work out, Jacksonville team site writer John Oehser reported. (

FFToday's Take: Leonard Fournette has emerged as a legitimate RB1 in his rookie campaign. IT doesn't appear that the youngster will miss much time but he could be a game-time decision so plan accordingly. Consequently, Chris Ivory is a must own this week with a good chance to see double-digit touches even if Fournette plays. Marqise Lee's status is up in the air with a knee injury. The Jags wideout would be a flex candidate in a favorable matchup so check back later in the week for an update on his condition.
InjuryJordan Matthews cleared to practice
Returning from thumb surgery
By: Jake Gordon | Oct 18 2017, 11:00 am

Buffalo Bills
Bills WR Jordan Matthews took another step toward returning to the lineup on Wednesday. Just two weeks removed from thumb surgery, Matthews has been cleared to practice. “He’ll be day to day,” said head coach Sean McDermott. “He did get cleared to practice, so he will be out at practice. He’ll be listed as limited and we’ll just take it one day at a time at this point.” (

FFToday's Take: With only ten catches on the year, Jordan Matthews has been a non-factor for fantasy owners this season. The Bills do not offer much to fantasy owners in the passing game but Matthews' return to the field would be a step in the right direction.
Browns going back to DeShone Kizer at QB
Rookie takes over after just one game on bench
By: Antonio D'Arcangelis | Oct 18 2017, 10:40 am

Cleveland Browns
Mary Kay Cabot (@MaryKayCabot) on Twitter: "I expect DeShone Kizer to be reinstated as the #Browns starting QB today for the #Titans game, and they'll ride w/ him as long as possible" (Twitter)

FFToday's Take: Well, that was fast. It looks like the Browns saw what they needed from Kevin Hogan to assure them that Kizer makes a higher upside play who gives them a better chance to win. While it's not official quite yet, this should help the fantasy value of Duke Johnson, who saw fewer opportunities with Hogan slinging.
Titans will continue to use both running backs
Derrick Henry earns more carries after MNF performance
By: Jake Gordon | Oct 18 2017, 9:00 am

Tennessee Titans
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- There has been so much talk about whether DeMarco Murray or Derrick Henry should be the Tennessee Titans' feature back, and Monday night confirmed the team's decision. They're choosing both. "I'd say that's a pretty good model of what we're looking for," Titans coach Mike Mularkey said Tuesday. "It's a good combination, and it's tough to defend." (

FFToday's Take: DeMarco Murray has been dealing with a hamstring "issue" for much of the season so it makes sense for Mike Mularkey to talk up a more defined RBBC after Henry's Week 6 performance. Henry should see at least half of the carries moving forward and may continue to out-touch Murray in the coming weeks.
Ezekiel Elliott allowed to play Week 7
Judge grants temporary restraining order
By: Mike Krueger | Oct 17 2017, 8:00 pm

Dallas Cowboys
Ezekiel Elliott has again been granted a temporarily restraining order against the NFL's decision to suspended him for six games, allowing the Dallas Cowboys running back to continue to play. TRO granted, good for 14 days, at which point Judge will rule on whether or not to grant Preliminary Injunction and keep Zeke eligible. (Adam Schefter on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: Well into the circus phase of this ordeal, it appears Ezekiel Elliott will be eligible to play in Week 7. Beyond that, nobody knows. Owners of Darren McFadden and Alfred Morris should sit tight for now.
InjuryJameis Winston: No throws until later in week
Bucs QB dealing with sprained AC joint in shoulder
By: Antonio D'Arcangelis | Oct 17 2017, 10:38 am

Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston has officially been diagnosed with a sprained AC joint in the shoulder of his throwing arm, according to coach Dirk Koetter. There is no structural damage, and he'll be day-to-day. He's not expected to make any throws until later in the week, which puts his Week 7 status in serious jeopardy. (ESPN)

FFToday's Take: It looks like we'll probably have Ryan Fitzpatrick starting for the Bucs in Week 7, though the day-to-day designation does leave the door open for Winston returning to action on Sunday. Stay tuned.
Josh Doctson to get more snaps moving forward
Gruden: Redskins second-year WR ready for expanding role in offense
By: Antonio D'Arcangelis | Oct 17 2017, 10:05 am

Washington Redskins
Josh Doctson, the team’s 2016 first-round draft pick, was on the field for just more than 25 percent of the team’s offensive snaps (19 of 74) in Week 6, but during Monday’s news conference, Redskins Coach Jay Gruden addressed the deficiency, saying the coaching staff will look at getting Doctson more playing time moving forward. “We are going to actively expand [his role], without a doubt,” Gruden said. “He didn’t get as many reps as I would like at the end of the day when you look at the numbers, but it’s our job. We have got to get him in there more and expand it.” (Washington Post)

FFToday's Take: Two of Doctson's four catches this season have resulted in TDs, so it's a great idea to get him more involved. We could finally see WR3/4 value out of Doctson, who has major upside if he can see consistent playing time.
InjuryMarcus Mariota active for MNF
Will miss only one game with hamstring injury
By: Doug Orth | Oct 16 2017, 7:25 pm

Tennessee Titans
Titans QB Marcus Mariota is officially starting tonight against the #Colts. He misses just one game with a hamstring. ( - Ian Rapoport)

FFToday's Take: Mariota's return is an upgrade to all Titans' regulars. Owners should consider starting him as they normally would against the Colts, but they should also consider the possibility of the coaching staff limiting his called runs in this game if they are choosing between Mariota and Jacoby Brissett.
Golden Tate expected to miss multiple weeks
AC joint sprain
By: Doug Orth | Oct 16 2017, 7:15 pm

Detroit Lions
Detroit Lions WR Golden Tate is dealing with an AC joint sprain in his shoulder and will miss "a few weeks," NFL Network reported Monday. ( - Nate Atkins)

FFToday's Take: Shoulder injuries ruled the day in Week 6, although the Lions got a bit lucky in the sense they are heading into their bye week. Although rate of recovery can differ from person and person and depends on the severity, AC joint sprains often come with a 2-4 week timetable. In the interim, Eric Ebron could see an uptick in usage out of the slot. Marvin Jones will be asked to assume the lead receiver role, while Kenny Golladay and T.J. Jones will also factor in.
InjuryEmmanuel Sanders to miss Week 7
Likely to be sidelined multiple weeks with ankle sprain
By: Doug Orth | Oct 16 2017, 7:05 pm

Denver Broncos
Emmanuel Sanders, Isaiah McKenzie each have ankle sprains, but no breaks. They will miss game vs. LA Chargers at least, per source. (9NewsDenver - Mike Klis)

FFToday's Take: Sanders will likely miss multiple weeks with the injury. The Broncos just came off their bye in Week 5 before laying an egg against the Giants, so owners aren't going to get the same break with him as they will with Golden Tate. Denver was already low on impact receivers before the injury, meaning Demaryius Thomas will likely get fed a ton of target. Bennie Fowler figures to benefit as well and can be added in deeper leagues.
InjuryTeddy Bridgewater cleared to return
Recovery from knee injury; will not come off PUP list right away
By: Doug Orth | Oct 16 2017, 6:55 pm

Minnesota Vikings
Teddy Bridgewater will soon hit the practice field. More than a year after his gruesome knee injury, which led many around the NFL wondering whether the former first-round pick would ever play a down of football again, Bridgewater was cleared by Dr. Dan Cooper to begin practicing, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Monday. Rapoport added Bridgewater is expected to be activated by the Vikings this week or next. "No, he won't come off the PUP list," Vikings HC Mike Zimmer said Monday. "He's going to practice, but he has 21 days and he'll stay on the PUP list until he's ready to play." (

FFToday's Take: It's a rare feel-good story for a player who was considered the Vikings' future at quarterback only about 15 months ago. Now, with Sam Bradford dealing with his own knee issues, it is possible Bridgewater will get a chance to prove himself again. In the meantime, Minnesota is getting serviceable production from Case Keenum, so there is no rush to hurry back Bridgewater. However, if he can show the team he is right over the next three weeks, he could overtake Keenum at that point.
HC notes Julio Jones lack of involvement
Dan Quinn unsatisfied with how often top WR is getting the ball
By: Doug Orth | Oct 16 2017, 6:50 pm

Atlanta Falcons
Falcons HC Dan Quinn said when asked if he's satisfied with how much Julio Jones is getting the ball. "No, I'm not." Quinn mentioned that more offensive plays will help that situation, with Jones being such a dynamic player. (ESPN - Vaughn McClure)

FFToday's Take: Excluding Week 4 in which he left early due to injury, Jones is averaging over 8.25 in his other four outings. While that number should be a bit higher, it has been the quality (i.e. lack of red zone looks) rather than the quantity of targets that has been the biggest problem. Perhaps the most telling stat: part-timer Taylor Gabriel (five) and Mohamed Sanu (three) each have more red zone targets than Jones (two) so far. Given his track record, he remains a great buy-low.
NaVorro Bowman signs with Oakland
Free-agent LB inks one-year deal
By: Doug Orth | Oct 16 2017, 6:35 pm

Oakland Raiders
Former 49ers LB Navorro Bowman visited with the Raiders on Monday, with other team meetings left on the schedule. He isn’t going to take them. The former All-Pro inside linebacker signed with the Raiders, Jack Del Rio announced Monday during his press conference. According to multiple reports, the deal is a one-year, $3 million contract. (CSN Bay Area)

FFToday's Take: HC Jack Del Rio wouldn't rule out Bowman playing Thursday night against the Chiefs, highlighting just how much of a problem inside linebacker has been for Oakland. The Raiders have been playing with rookie Marquel Lee and second-year pro Cory James in their base defense - both of whom are dealing with injuries - so this is a big addition to their defense, at least on early downs.
InjuryJameis Winston day-to-day
Sprained AC joint in throwing (right) shoulder
By: Doug Orth | Oct 16 2017, 6:25 pm

Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Jameis Winston has a sprained AC joint in his right throwing shoulder and is day-to-day. (Tampa Bay Times)

FFToday's Take: Despite HC Dirk Koetter's optimism with the "day-to-day" designation, owners should begin looking for other options, at least as far as Week 7 is concerned. It is being reported Koetter will check the velocity on Winston's throws later in the week before making any firm decisions about his playing status. Ryan Fitzpatrick is Winston's direct backup and has the most upside of the likely options available on waivers, even if he is as unpredictable as they come.
InjuryAaron Rodgers needs shoulder surgery
Broken collarbone; likely done for the season
By: Doug Orth | Oct 16 2017, 6:15 pm

Green Bay Packers
Green Bay Packers HC Mike McCarthy told reporters Monday that quarterback Aaron Rodgers will require surgery on his broken collarbone. Rodgers was injured when Minnesota Vikings linebacker Anthony Barr drove him to the turf as he was rolling out. McCarthy didn't say when he expected Rodgers to be able to return, but said the quarterback would miss a "significant amount of time." He reiterated the team's earlier claim that Rodgers could be out for the remainder of the season. (USA Today)

FFToday's Take: Brett Hundley will lead Green Bay the rest of the way. There's no question expectations must be lowered across the board for all Packers' players, but such would be the case from Rodgers to just about any starting quarterback in the league. Hundley has a skill-set not unlike Jacoby Brissett and could be viable as a matchup-based starter. Jordy Nelson and Davante Adams should be downgraded to WR2s for the time being, while Randall Cobb will be difficult to start.
49ers make switch at quarterback
C.J. Beathard to replace Brian Hoyer
By: Mike Krueger | Oct 16 2017, 8:30 am

San Francisco
Shanahan: C.J. Beathard will be starting QB moving forward. (

FFToday's Take: At 0-6 and likely to pursue Kirk Cousins in the off-season, the 49ers will see what they have in rookie C.J. Beathard at the expense of Brian Hoyer. Beathard posted a 245-1-1 line with 14 yards rushing in Week 6 on 19-of-36 passing. He gets DAL, @PHI, ARI and NYG in the next four weeks.
InjuryFournette expected to play Week 7
Ankle injury
By: Mike Krueger | Oct 16 2017, 7:44 am

Jacksonville Jaguars
Despite suffering a foot injury Sunday, Jaguars still expect RB Leonard Fournette to play this week vs. the Colts, per source. (Adam Schefter on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: Fournette suffered an ankle injury late in Week 6 and by all reports could have gone back in the game but being in hurry-up mode, the Jags elected to have their workhorse remain on the sidelines. It sounds like Fournette escaped a serious injury. He'll likely be limited in practice this week, but for now, appears he'll be ready to go in Week 7.
InjuryMariota questionable, gametime decision
Titans play Monday
By: Mike Krueger | Oct 15 2017, 8:00 am

Tennessee Titans
The decision of who will start at quarterback for the Tennessee Titans will likely linger until game day for the second consecutive week. Marcus Mariota (hamstring) is listed as questionable for Monday night's AFC South matchup with the Indianapolis Colts. Mariota, who missed last week's game against the Miami Dolphins, has made good progress throughout a week of practice, but the Titans don't want to put him out there if he can't protect himself. (ESPN)

FFToday's Take: Head coach Mike Mularkey stated that Mariota could play at less than 100 percent. It sounds like Mariota will likely miss, meaning Matt Cassel would get another start, but we won't know for sure until Monday. If Mariota does sit, it would be a downgrade for the entire Titans offensive players.
InjuryJeremy Maclin a gametime decision
Shoulder injury
By: Mike Krueger | Oct 15 2017, 7:45 am

Baltimore Ravens
Ravens WR Jeremy Maclin, listed as questionable with a shoulder injury, is a pre-game decision today based on an exam, per source. (Adam Schefter on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: Maclin was limited in practice this and will be a gametime call. If he misses, expect Breshad Perriman (knee) to start alongside Mike Wallace. Wallace would be a decent dart throw in DFS tournaments if Maclin sits.
InjuryWillie Snead a gametime decision
Hamstring injury
By: Mike Krueger | Oct 15 2017, 7:45 am

New Orleans
Wide receiver Willie Snead (hamstring) remains a game-time decision, per Rapoport. (

FFToday's Take: Coming off his suspension, Snead was inactive last week. He mentioned earlier in the week that he might not be fully integrated into the offense when he does step on the field. He should be probably be avoided in lineups if he does suit up.