|Ryan Grant out, optimism on T.Y. Hilton|
Hilton battling hamstring injury
By: Mike Krueger | Oct 19 2018, 1:50 pm
|Frank Reich: OUT this seek, Ryan Grant, Denico Autry, Clayton Geathers, Robert Turbin, Jack Doyle. Optimistic T.Y. Hilton will be ready to go. (Mike Chappell on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: It sounds like Hilton will returning to action this week after missing weeks 5 and 6 with a hamstring injury. Hilton will have a difficult matchup against Tre'Davious White and a Bills defense that's given up the 2nd fewest fantasy points to wide receivers.
|Dalvin Cook out for Week 7|
By: Mike Krueger | Oct 19 2018, 1:40 pm
|Dalvin Cook is out on Sunday, Mike Zimmer said. (Ben Goessling on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: Cook missed practice on Thursday and only did stretching on Friday before leaving the field with the trainer. In his absence, Latavius Murray should see the majority of the workload at running back for the Vikings against the Jets. The Jets rank in the middle of the pack, allowing the 15th most fantasy points to running backs.
|Crowder out, Paul Richardson doubtful|
Redskins thin at receiver
By: Mike Krueger | Oct 19 2018, 1:30 pm
|Redskins WR Jamison Crowder out Sunday vs. Dallas and could miss a little time, coach Jay Gruden said. Receiver Paul Richardson is doubtful with his shoulder/knee. Running backs Adrian Peterson and Chris Thompson both are questionable as is Quinton Dunbar. (John Keim on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: The Redskins are thin at receiver with Josh Doctson, Maurice Harris, Michael Floyd and Brian Quick being the options at the position for Alex Smith. Harris is likely to see the most snaps in the slot with Floyd playing the Z position for Richardson. None of these players are recommended fantasy options.
|Cardinals make change at offensive coordinator|
Byron Leftwich in for Mike McCoy
By: Mike Krueger | Oct 19 2018, 11:00 am
|On Friday, the Cardinals announced that Byron Leftwich would be taking the place of Mike McCoy as offensive coordinator.
It’s upgrade from his most recent job title: quarterbacks coach.Leftwich himself spent 10 years as a quarterback in the NFL, which caught the Cardinals’ eye.
He joined the Cardinals staff as an intern in 2016, when Bruce Arians was still head coach. Then, he was hired full-time in January of 2017. (Arizona Republic)|
FFToday's Take: The Cardinals have struggled on offense this season with little creativity in the play-calling department, routinely running David Johnson into the line on first down and failing to use his talents as a pass catcher. This move was needed and can hopefully give a spark to a stagnant offense.
|Royce Freeman injures ankle in Week 7|
Reported high ankle sprain
By: Doug Orth | Oct 19 2018, 12:30 am
|RB Royce Freeman has high-ankle sprain. (Mike Klis on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: This season just doesn't look like it is going to go Freeman's way. In a game in which the game script could not have been better and the rookie could have seen in upwards to 20 carries, he instead suffers an injury that will almost certainly sideline him through Denver's Week 10 bye. As a result, Phillip Lindsay should see enough of an increase in work to move into low-end RB1 territory, while Devontae Booker will likely work in a change-of-pace role.
|Sanu, Ridley sit out practice Thursday|
Hip and ankle injuries, respectively
By: Doug Orth | Oct 19 2018, 12:05 am
|Wide receivers Calvin Ridley and Mohamed Sanu left the win against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers due to injuries. Both were held out practice on Thursday. (atlantafalcons.com)|
FFToday's Take: With Atlanta playing on Monday night, Thursday was the first practice of the week for the Falcons. At the moment, there seems to be more optimism Ridley will play than Sanu. If either one is forced to sit, owners should be able to count on more targets for Julio Jones and Austin Hooper. The Giants have been good against receivers and tight ends, but matchups mean little to Jones. While Hooper probably needs to be started in most leagues, his recent run of productivity could come to an end.
|T.Y. Hilton back at practice|
By: Mike Krueger | Oct 17 2018, 3:00 pm
|T.Y. Hilton returns to practice as a full participant: http://indcolts.co/W46vpI (Colts on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: His full participation suggests he's on track to play in Week 7 against the Bills with Hilton saying prior to practice "my less (than 100 percent) is better than a lot of people." We should get a clearer picture of his true health by Friday evening, but he'll probably be safe to start in fantasy leagues this week.
|Ryan Tannehill ruled out for Week 7|
By: Mike Krueger | Oct 17 2018, 2:15 pm
|Quarterback Ryan Tannehill has been ruled out Sunday versus the Detroit Lions, and the NFL has opened an investigation into how the Miami Dolphins reported his shoulder injury, a source confirmed to ESPN.
Brock Osweiler, who threw for a career-high 380 yards in a 31-28 overtime win over the Bears, will start for the second consecutive week. (ESPN)|
FFToday's Take: Osweiler shocked us all with his performance against the Bears in Week 6. The matchup with Lions seems easier on paper but doesn't make Osweiler anything more than QB2 in Week 7. The Lions have given up the 10th fewest fantasy points to quarterbacks.
|Derek Anderson to start at QB for Bills|
Sprained elbow for Josh Allen
By: Mike Krueger | Oct 17 2018, 11:30 am
|Derek Anderson will start at quarterback for the Buffalo Bills on Sunday against the Indianapolis Colts, coach Sean McDermott announced Wednesday. McDermott said rookie quarterback Josh Allen has an elbow sprain and will not play Sunday in Indianapolis. Sources told ESPN's Dianna Russini there is a concern Allen will miss multiple weeks. (ESPN)|
FFToday's Take: Anderson was signed less than two weeks ago but he's best option at quarterback for the Bills as Nathan Peterman continues to be turnover prone. The Colts defense makes for one of the top streamers of the week.
|Devonta Freeman placed on IR|
By: Mike Krueger | Oct 16 2018, 12:55 pm
|Big loss from Falcons as they are going to place Devonta Freeman on IR today (Jay Glazer)|
FFToday's Take: In addition to his groin, Freeman has suffered a foot injury in 2018. He's eligible to return from the IR given we're heading into Week 6 he has very little fantasy value at this point. Tevin Coleman and Ito Smith should share the bulk of the running back duties moving forward.
|Aaron Rodgers hoping to shed knee brace after bye|
Packers QB sharp on MNF despite nagging injury
By: Antonio D'Arcangelis | Oct 16 2018, 11:14 am
|Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) on Twitter: "#Packers QB Aaron Rodgers says he told the doctor he’d like to take the brace off his knee after the bye, but have to see how it responds, likely get another MRI."
FFToday's Take: Rodgers was sharp during the Monday Night Football matchup with the 49ers, hitting receivers in stride on a few big plays and delivering a game-winning drive capped by a Mason Crosby FG as time expired. even with the lingering knee issues, he and Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes are basically the top two fantasy QBs and are essentially matchup-proof.
|Josh Allen (elbow) not starting Week 7|
Bills rookie QB sidelined, no starter announced
By: Antonio D'Arcangelis | Oct 16 2018, 9:40 am
|Dianna Russini (@diannaESPN) on Twitter: "Bills rookie QB Josh Allen will not start this Sunday and there is concern he will miss weeks per sources"
Thrust into the game in relief of Josh Allen, Nathan Peterman completed 6-of-12 passes for 61 yards, one touchdown, and two interceptions in the Bills' Week 6 loss to the Texans. They also signed Derek Anderson, who could get the start in Week 7, though the starter has not been announced. (Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: The Bills are in a quandary, and whomever starts in Week 7, he will be a huge risk -- even in DFS. Avoid this situation if you can.
|Le'Veon Bell not expected to show this week|
Steelers head into Week 7 bye
By: Doug Orth | Oct 15 2018, 11:50 pm
|This just in from Steelers source: The Steelers are not expecting Le’Veon Bell to show up this week despite previous reports. (Ed Bouchette on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: Bell likely doesn't see the need to attend what amounts to team meetings before the players get a few days off. While his fantasy owners have a right to be upset, it should have become obvious by now only Bell and his agent know when he is going to report for sure. If he's going to report before he has to (Week 10), it will probably be next Monday when the team returns to practice.
|Cooper Kupp expected to sit out Week 7|
Knee injury; could be week-to-week situation
By: Doug Orth | Oct 15 2018, 11:30 pm
|Los Angeles Rams receiver Cooper Kupp suffered a knee sprain Sunday and could be sidelined for this week's game against the San Francisco 49ers, coach Sean McVay said.
"Most likely he probably will miss this game," McVay said Monday. "And then dependent on how he responds it will just kind of be on a week-to-week basis." (ESPN - Lindsey Thiry)|
FFToday's Take: The Rams likely got Kupp's fantasy owners excited when he was able to start the second half before the training staff thought it was in his best interests to sit out. Owners should expect him to miss multiple weeks at this point and be happy if he can return sooner. Josh Reynolds will most likely get the biggest bump in playing time and can probably be started as a WR3 in larger leagues.
|Breida and Garcon expected to play|
Both listed as questionable for MNF
By: Mike Krueger | Oct 15 2018, 6:00 pm
|49ers' RB Matt Breida (shoulder, ankle), WR Pierre Garcon (shoulder, knee) and TE George Kittle (knee) -- all listed as questionable for tonight's game in Green Bay against the Packers -- all are expected to play, per source. (Adam Schefter on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: We expected Breida to miss this game as he's been nursing a sprained ankle since Week 5. It's unclear how big a role Breida will play tonight making him difficult to trust in fantasy lineups. His availability pulls down Alfred Morris' value as well.
|D'Onta Foreman not quite ready yet|
Unlikely to return from PUP in Week 7
By: Doug Orth | Oct 15 2018, 4:50 pm
|Bill O'Brien on D'Onta Foreman (Achillies') if they'll activate him this week: 'I would say probably no.' (Houston Chronicle - Aaron Wilson)|
FFToday's Take: Recent reports had Foreman returning to action as soon as he was eligible to come off the PUP list this week, but the Texans may wait a few more weeks to do so. Teams have 21 days to activate a player off PUP to the active roster once he begins practicing, and Houston needs what he has to offer, so he'll almost certainly be back when sooner than later. He should be stashed in most leagues, as he stands a great shot at becoming the starter before the end of the season.
|Packers could be down Cobb, Allison on MNF|
By: Doug Orth | Oct 15 2018, 4:30 pm
|Packers’ WRs Randall Cobb and Geronimo Allison are “likely to be inactive” vs 49ers tonight on Monday Night Football, per ESPN's Lisa Salters. (ESPN - Adam Schefter)|
FFToday's Take: It means the spellchecker's favorite trio of Marquez Valdes-Scantling, Equanimeous St. Brown and J'Mon Moore could see plenty of run in a favorable matchup. Davante Adams figures to see at least 10 targets and Jimmy Graham should be busy as well, although this game could be a great opportunity for Green Bay to get its ground game working in an effort to give Aaron Rodgers an opportunity to avoid another setback with his knee.
|Devonta Freeman unlikely to go in Week 7|
Matt Bryant also expected to miss game as well
By: Doug Orth | Oct 15 2018, 4:25 pm
|HC Dan Quinn said Matt Bryant strained his hamstring, he'll likely be out this week as will Devonta Freeman with a groin injury. (Kelsey Conway on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: The Falcons are likely looking ahead to their Week 8 bye to give their top running back some more recovery time, but the fact they're already considering him unlikely for Week 7 isn't the greatest of news. Tevin Coleman has been decent as a lead back during Freeman's absences, but he's not making a great case to get paid as a free agent in the offseason. Consider Coleman a low-end RB2 in Week 7 and Ito Smith a serviceable flex.
|Ryan Tannehill iffy with shoulder injury|
Brock Osweiler would get the start
By: Mike Krueger | Oct 14 2018, 9:35 am
|Moments ago, one source on whether Dolphins' quarterback Ryan Tannehill will start today against Chicago: "It's up in the air right now." (Adam Schefter on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: Tanehill is listed as questionable with a shoulder injury. If he can't go, Brock Osweiler would get the start. Hopefully you have better options than the Dolphins QB this week.
|O.J. Howard expected to play|
Quick recovery from sprained MCL
By: Mike Krueger | Oct 14 2018, 1:20 am
|Buccaneers’ TE O.J. Howard, listed as questionable with a knee injury for Sunday, is expected to play vs. the Falcons, per source. (Adam Schefter on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: Howard injured his knee in Week 4 but it appears will give it a go in Week 6. Cameron Brate still remains a viable tight end play but loses some of his upside with Howard in the mix.
|Redskins down Chris Thompson and Crowder|
Redskins thin at the skill positions
By: Mike Krueger | Oct 14 2018, 1:10 am
|Redskins’ WR Jamison Crowder, listed as questionable for Sunday with an ankle injury, is not expected to play vs. the Panthers. So the Redskins expect to be down Chris Thompson and Crowder. (Adam Schefter on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: The Redskins are banged up at the offensive skill positions with Adrian Peterson (ribs), Paul Richardson and Josh Doctson all questionable. Kapri Bibbs could see some work in the running game and extra targets could be coming Jordan Reed's way in the passing game.
|Isaiah Crowell expected to play|
By: Mike Krueger | Oct 14 2018, 1:00 am
|New York Jets running back Isaiah Crowell is expected to play against the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday, a source told ESPN's Adam Schefter.
Crowell is listed as questionable because of an ankle injury but should be able to suit up after rushing for a team-record 219 yards and a touchdown last week against Denver. (ESPN)|
FFToday's Take: Crowell missed practice Wednesday and Thursday and was limited on Friday. Crowell and Bilal Powell have basically split the running back workload this season with Powell seeing 6 more receptions in the pass game. Powell is probably the safer bet of the two, but his upside is capped if Crowell sees a full complement of snaps.
|Dalvin Cook will be on a pitch count, if he plays|
Hamstring still not 100 percent
By: Mike Krueger | Oct 13 2018, 8:00 pm
|The plan, as of now, is for Dalvin Cook to play on Sunday. Vikings will have him on a pitch count of 20-25 plays, assuming he goes. Cook said Friday he’s feeling much better, but his hamstring still clearly isn’t 100 percent yet. Still, Vikings are hopeful he can help in a limited capacity. (Ben Goessling on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: This isn't exactly what fantasy owners want to hear. It might be better for Cook to rest another week and instead of risking re-injury this weekend. It will be difficult to trust Cook in a fantasy lineup given the likelihood of a reduced role. Latavius Murray and Roc Thomas will likely see work as well.
|Cobb, Allison gametime decisions|
Packers' receivers dealing with hamstring injuries
By: Mike Krueger | Oct 13 2018, 12:45 pm
|Mike McCarthy is leaving the door open for WRs Randall Cobb and Geronimo Allison (both with hamstring) to play Monday night vs. the 49ers but it's not a certainty by any means. He said he'll give them right up until Monday's pre-game workouts before inactives are due. (ESPN)|
FFToday's Take: Fantasy owners of Cobb and Allison should have plan B in place. Unfortunately, the Packers play Monday night, so unless you have Marquez Valdes-Scantling on your bench, you might have to go with a Sunday option.
|Martavis Bryant added to injury report, illness|
Questionable for Week 6
By: Mike Krueger | Oct 13 2018, 10:00 am
|Raiders have added WR Martavis Bryant (illness) to injury report. He is now questionable to face Seahawks on Sunday in London. (Michael Gehlken on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: Bryant is the resident deep threat in the Raiders offense posting 3-91-0 and 3-51-0 lines the last two weeks and seeing about 5 targets per game. The Raiders and Seahawks is being played in London but will start in the early window of games (1 pm Eastern) here in the states, meaning we should know Bryant's status 90 minutes before kickoff.
|O.J. Howard questionable, practiced Friday|
Practiced in full on Friday
By: Mike Krueger | Oct 12 2018, 1:45 pm
|Only Bucs player ruled out for Sunday is backup CB Marcus Williams. DT Beau Allen, TE O.J. Howard, CB Carlton Davis and S Jordan Whitehead all questionable ... (Greg Auman on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: Cameron Brate has been talked up as a popular play this week but it appears Howard has a legitimate shot at playing against the Falcons. He was limited in practiced on Wednesday and Thursday but practiced in full on Friday. If Howard is active or plays, it will take the shine off Brate.
|Isaiah Crowell will be a gametime decision|
By: Mike Krueger | Oct 12 2018, 12:30 pm
|Isaiah Crowell (ankle) was limited today and is listed as questionable. Game-time decision. Leonard Williams (back) was full. Buster Skrine (concussion) ruled out. #Jets (Rich Cimini on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: Crowell missed practice Wednesday and Thursday and was limited on Friday. If he sits, Bilal Powell would likely start and be a solid RB2 against the Colts.
|Devonta Freeman out for Week 6|
By: Mike Krueger | Oct 12 2018, 12:15 pm
|#Falcons coach Dan Quinn declared RB Devonta Freeman, DT Grady Jarrett and Derrick Shelby OUT. (Orlando Ledbetter on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: Freeman missed practice this week and is reportedly dealing with a foot and groin injury. Expect Tevin Coleman to start with Ito Smith filling a backup role. Coleman typically sees around 18-22 touches with Freeman out. With this game expected to be a shootout, Coleman is a solid RB2 play with RB1 upside if he finds the endzone.
|Cooks, Kupp progressing well|
WR duo suffered concussions in Week 5
By: Doug Orth | Oct 11 2018, 7:55 pm
|HC Sean McVay says WRs Brandin Cooks and Cooper Kupp (concussion) will participate in individual drills today. If they get through everything symptom-free, they’ll practice in full tomorrow. And if they get through tomorrow fine, they’ll be good to go for Sunday. (Myles Simmons on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: Owners should have a pretty good idea about the status of Cooks and Kupp by Friday evening. Right now, it appears Jared Goff will have his full complement of receivers available to him. Given how often the Rams use three wideouts, Kupp should see a lot of Chris Harris Jr., making Robert Woods and Cooks the better plays this week.
|Dalvin Cook trending to play in Week 6|
Full practice on Thursday
By: Mike Krueger | Oct 11 2018, 7:45 pm
|Good news: Vikings RB Dalvin Cook (hamstring) practiced in full today. Would indicate he's ready to return this Sunday vs. the Cardinals. (Field Yates on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: The Vikings appear likely to fire up Cook after two weeks off for the second time this season. As we've already seen with him and Leonard Fournette, an in-game setback is very possible. While the matchup is as good as owners could hope for this week, the safe play would be to make him prove he can make it through a game before counting on him on a regular basis moving forward.
|Greg Olsen gets in full practice Thursday|
Friday evaluation crucial
By: Mike Krueger | Oct 11 2018, 1:30 pm
|Friday evaluation crucial for Greg Olsen, said Rivera, who moved around well but had back to back full days of practice putting stress on the foot. (Jourdan Rodrigue on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: Olsen was limited on Wednesday as he attempts to recover from a foot injury. He's not a lock to play but we should get a better idea of his status on Friday. Olsen is worth a flier pickup given the weakness of the tight end position in fantasy football.
|Randall Cobb, Allison making progress|
Packer receivers take part in Thursday walkthrough
By: Mike Krueger | Oct 11 2018, 1:10 pm
|Receivers Randall Cobb (hamstring) and Geronimo Allison (concussion, hamstring) practiced Thursday inside the Don Hutson Center. Both took reps in a non-padded walkthrough, as well as individual drills. Allison cleared the concussion protocol but wasn’t expected to practice because of his hamstring injury. The Packers' padded practice Friday will be a better indicator of whether Cobb and Allison can play Monday night against the San Francisco 49ers, but Thursday was a positive sign for their progression. (Packersnews.com)|
FFToday's Take: We'll have a better idea on the status of Cobb and Allison on Friday afternoon. With both out in Week 5, Marquez Valdes-Scantling got the start and produced a 7-68-1 line on 10 targets.
|Devonta Freeman's status up in the air|
Foot injury keeping Falcons RB out of practice
By: Mike Krueger | Oct 11 2018, 9:45 am
|Devonta Freeman did not practice on Wednesday and was listed on the official injury report. “His foot is sore,” Quinn said about Freeman. “He was able to do some work off to the side (on Wednesday). He’ll probably participate in some of the walk-through today. But with the soreness we are going to see how it responds over the next day and a half. Certainly, he’s frustrated that he’s got the sore foot, but the good news is that it is not something that’s long-term or any re-aggravation of anything that he’s had prior.” (Atlanta Jounal Constitution)|
FFToday's Take: Freeman missed practice Wednesday and appears to be on the wrong side of questionable this week with a foot injury. If he misses, Tevin Coleman and Ito Smith would handle the backfield workload. Coleman would be a solid RB2 option in a game with a high over/under (57.0).
|Eagles to continue with RBBC in Week 6|
By: Mike Krueger | Oct 11 2018, 8:00 am
|Darren Sproles will be out for at least one more week -- he's missed the last four games with a hamstring injury -- but is expected to return soon, Eagles coach Doug Pederson said.
For now, it'll be the Clement-Smallwood-Adams trifecta. "We're very comfortable and confident with those three," Pederson said. "We've made it work so far this part of the season and we're going to continue to make it work." (NJ Media)|
FFToday's Take: With Ajayi on the shelf it appears that Corey Clement and Wendell Smallwood will get the bulk of the work against the Giants in Week 6 with Clement given the opportunity to be the lead back. Both are viable flex options that will exceed value if they find the endzone.
|Fournette out for Week 6|
By: Mike Krueger | Oct 10 2018, 10:42 am
|Running back Leonard Fournette will miss his fourth game because of a right hamstring injury and the Jacksonville Jaguars will be starting their third-string left tackle when the team plays at Dallas on Sunday. Left tackle Josh Wells (groin), who was starting after Cam Robinson's season-ending knee injury, nickelback D.J. Hayden (toe) and Fournette won't play Sunday, coach Doug Marrone announced Wednesday. (ESPN)|
FFToday's Take: The Jags are thin at running back with Corey Grant being placed in IR with a Lisfranc injury. Diving deep into the free agent waters, they signed Jamaal Charles yesterday. T.J. Yeldon will remain the starter for Week 6 against the Cowboys. The Cowboys represent a negative matchup for running backs.
|Jags sign Jamaal Charles; ASJ, Grant on IR|
RB Brandon Wilds released
By: Mike Krueger | Oct 9 2018, 6:00 pm
|*Sign RB Jamaal Charles, RB Dave Williams and TE David Grinnage...
* Release RB Brandon Wilds ...
*Place TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins, RB Corey Grant on injured reserve... (John Oehser on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: The Jaguars have shuffled their running back room with Grant (Lisfranc injury) being placed on IR, Wilds being released and David Williams called up from the practice squad. Yeldon will remain the running back to own with Leonard Fournette out with a hamstring injury. Niles Paul will move into the starting lineup with ASJ out with a core muscle injury.
|Washington RBs injured on bad throws|
Alex Smith's "hospitals balls" claim Chris Thompson, Adrian Peter
By: Antonio D'Arcangelis | Oct 9 2018, 8:09 am
|Two Washington running backs left Monday night’s 43-19 loss to the New Orleans Saints -- Chris Thompson and Adrian Peterson. Both injuries were the result of poor throws buy Alex Smith, who left the pass catchers vulnerable to big hits from defenders.
Peterson suffered a dislocated shoulder in the first half and did not have a second half carry, finishing with six yards on four rushing attempts. He is scheduled to have an MRI on Tuesday.
Chris Thompson was also shaken up, suffering a rib injury on an attempted two-point conversion in the fourth quarter. He finished with a team-high six receptions for 45 yards and added eight rushes for 17 yards. (Washington Post)|
FFToday's Take: Kapri Bibbs filled in down the stretch and would assume a bugger workload were either back miss Week 6. Samaje Perine could also be activated.
|Tre'Quan Smith explodes for 3-111-2 on MNF|
Saints rookie WR catches record-setting pass, fills in for Ted Ginn
By: Antonio D'Arcangelis | Oct 9 2018, 8:00 am
|Tre'Quan Smith caught all three of his targets for 3-111-2 in the Saints' Week 5 win over the Redskins on Monday night.
With Ted Ginn (knee) out, Smith saw an increased role, scoring on the 62-yard touchdown that made Drew Brees the all-time leader in passing yardage. Smith added another TD on a great pass from Brees for a 35-yard score in the third quarter. (NOLA.com)|
FFToday's Take: Smith is going to be a boom-or-bust fantasy option with Ginn out, and could see increased red zone looks regardless. He's a must-own in dynasty leagues and makes a decent stash for keeper leagues.
|Packers remaining committed to RBBC|
Aaron Jones unlikely to see much increase in role
By: Doug Orth | Oct 8 2018, 7:50 pm
|Mike McCarthy on Aaron Jones: Way the game goes and strength of the players on the football. He's dynamic with the ball in his hands. But there's more to the position than just running the football. We have diversity in our attack with three guys. All have excellent attributes. (Tom Silverstein on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: As smitten as the fantasy community is with Jones, this should not be a surprise. Most believe Jamaal Williams is a bit of a coach's pet, but he's really not the problem. McCarthy's biggest mistake at the moment is believing he can find roles for three backs (Jones, Williams or Ty Montgomery) when he's not committing to getting the ball in their hands. Jones should not be considered anything more than a high-upside flex until further notice.
|Matt Breida has mid-ankle sprain|
Left in first quarter of Week 5 and did not return
By: Doug Orth | Oct 8 2018, 7:35 pm
|The MRI on #49ers RB Matt Breida came back negative, according to a source. It’s considered more of a mid-ankle sprain, which is good news. He’s been battling a variety of injuries the past few weeks and has proven to be a quick healer. (Matt Maiocco on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: While owners should be happy to hear he didn't suffer the dreaded high-ankle sprain, Breida seems unlikely to serve a major role in Week 6 against the Packers. Making matters worse for owners is that San Francisco doesn't play until next Monday, so they could run the risk of getting nothing from him should he be considered a game-time decision and fail to play. Alfred Morris will likely draw the start and can be treated as a low-end RB2 in most leagues if Breida gets ruled out.