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Injury Todd Gurley limited in practice Friday
Optimism he will be available Sunday
By: Mike Krueger | Oct 18 2019, 4:00 pm

Los Angeles Rams
Sean McVay says Todd Gurley was limited in Friday's practice, but that he's optimistic he will be available Sunday. Backup RB Malcolm Brown is doubtful, and McVay says if he's unable to go that Darrell Henderson will assume the role. (ESPN)

FFToday's Take: Sounds like Gurley is going to give it a go against the Falcons which makes him a solid RB2 play in Week 7. Darrell Henderson can be Flex option as he takes over the change of pace role for Brown. The Falcons have given up 7 TDs to running backs through six weeks.
Injury Amari Cooper back at practice Friday
Expects to play Sunday night
By: Mike Krueger | Oct 18 2019, 2:14 pm

Dallas Cowboys
Cowboys WR Amari Cooper (quad) seems encouraged following his first practice of week. He said that he expects to play Sunday evening in big divisional game vs. Eagles. (Michael Gehlken on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: Copper injured his quad early in Week 6 and missed practice Wednesday and Thursday of this week. This is the first encouraging sign for Cooper's health this week so another positive report prior to lineup lock on Sunday would be ideal.
Injury Davante Adams ruled out for Week 7
MVS or Allison still uncertain
By: Mike Krueger | Oct 18 2019, 1:23 pm

Green Bay Packers
Davante Adams is OUT for Sunday vs. Oakland, Matt LaFleur says. Won’t divulge status of MVS or Allison yet. (Matt Schneidman on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: Adams isn't ready to return from his toe injury while Marquez Valdes-Scantling (ankle/knee) and Geronimo Allison (concussion) are still up in the air. Allen Lazard could be a thing this week if all three of Green Bay's wideouts sit against the Raiders. He received 5 targets last week against the Lions.
Injury After MRI, Mahomes expected to return this season
Dislocated kneecap, but not significant additional damage
By: Mike Krueger | Oct 18 2019, 12:56 pm

Kansas City Chiefs
The MRI has confirmed the #Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes suffered a dislocated kneecap, but not significant additional damage, sources tell me and @JamesPalmerTV. He’ll seek additional opinions to be sure. The plan is for him to return this season after a brief absence. (Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: This sounds like the best-case scenario for Mahomes. Assuming additional opinions don't stray, Mahomes is likely to miss a few weeks with Matt Moore holding the fort down until Mahomes returns. The Chiefs have a bye in Week 12. Adam Schefter suggests Mahomes is likely to miss three games.
Injury Marquise Brown misses practice Friday
Brown headed for Inactive list
By: Mike Krueger | Oct 18 2019, 11:30 am

Baltimore Ravens
Not sure what Marquise Brown and Patrick Onwuasor will be listed at on final injury report tonight, but they haven't been on field since Oct. 6. Harbaugh said if they don't practice this week, they likely won't play. So Ravens probably without both again Sunday. (Jeff Zrebiec on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: This will be the second straight week Brown has missed with his ankle injury. The Ravens used a heavy dose of Lamar Jackson in the running game last week to beat the Bengals. If he does decide to pass against the Seahawks, TE Mark Andrews should be his favorite target. Miles Boykin, Willie Snead and Chris Moore will be the top three wideouts if you're interested.
Injury Sterling Shepard not expected to play Week 7
Concussion
By: Mike Krueger | Oct 18 2019, 7:30 am

New York Giants
WR Sterling Shepard (concussion) not going to be cleared this week given situation, per sources. Out Sunday vs. Arizona. Even next week uncertain. Been practicing w/non-contact jersey but a lot to be taken into consideration considering he suffered 2 concussions in four-week span (Jordan Raanan on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: The Giants will likely roll with Golden Tate, Darius Slayton and Cody Latimer as their top three wideouts in a good matchup against the Cardinals, even with Patrick Peterson back on the field. Tate figures to run the majority of his routes from the slot.
Injury Alvin Kamara in danger of missing Week 7
Reportedly dealing with high-ankle sprain
By: Doug Orth | Oct 17 2019, 7:50 pm

New Orleans
RB Alvin Kamara (knee/ankle) remained absent from Saints practice Thursday. (ESPN - Mike Triplett)

FFToday's Take: Kamara has been extremely durable since entering the league in 2017, so his potential absence this week will come as a shock to the system. With that said, it's probably not the worst thing for him to sit at least one game considering the matchup (Bears) and the fact Teddy Bridgewater's presence has greatly reduced the explosiveness of this offense. Considering the Saints figure to get Drew Brees back after the team's Week 9 bye, it's possible Kamara sits until then as well.
Injury Jimmy Graham, Darren Waller ailing
Ankle and foot injuries, respectively
By: Doug Orth | Oct 17 2019, 7:30 pm

Green Bay Packers
As if the receiving corps for these two teams wasn’t in bad enough shape, their top tight ends are also banged up. Packers tight end Jimmy Graham has not practiced this week and Thursday Raiders newly extended tight end Darren Waller injured his foot, adding him to the injury report as well. (Silver & Black Pride)

FFToday's Take: It's almost comical how banged up Green Bay and Oakland are at receiver ahead of their Week 7 matchup, so neither team needs its starting tight end to be hurting as well. Graham has had a limited impact for most of the season, but Waller's injury is a new one after getting in a full practice Wednesday. Foster Moreau could be in line for a big role this week if Waller is out, but the Raiders have yet to express any concern their breakout tight end will need to sit.
Injury Adams, MVS, Allison miss practice Thursday
Jimmy Graham sits too
By: Mike Krueger | Oct 17 2019, 1:38 pm

Green Bay Packers
#Packers not practicing in today’s padded session: WR Davante Adams (toe) S Darnell Savage (ankle) CB Tramon Williams (?) TE Jimmy Graham (ankle) WR Geronimo Allison (concussion/chest) WR MVS (ankle/knee) TE Robert Tonyan (hip) DL Kenny Clark(calf) That’s a lot of pass catchers. (Ryan Wood on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: Green Bay may have a lot of unfamiliar names at wide receiver this week. Allen Lazard and Jake Kumerow could play significant roles if Adams, Marquez Valdes-Scantling and Allison all sit.
Injury Tyrell Williams dealing with plantar fasciitis
Missed practice Wednesday
By: Mike Krueger | Oct 16 2019, 4:22 pm

Oakland Raiders
Gruden said Tyrell Williams has plantar fasciitis and it’s not getting much better. (Vic Tafur on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: Yikes. Williams missed practice on Wednesday and it doesn't sound like he's going to return anytime soon. Williams last played in Week 4 then sat in Week 5 when the Raiders traveled to London. Oakland had a bye in Week 6. The Raiders are now looking at Hunter Renfrow, Trevor Davis. Keelan Doss and newly acquired Zay Jones as their wide receiver group.
Injury Sammy Watkins out for Week 7
Chiefs decimated with injuries
By: Mike Krueger | Oct 16 2019, 2:15 pm

Kansas City Chiefs
Chiefs ruled out Sammy Watkins, Kendall Fuller, Eric Fisher, Chris Jones and Andrew Wylie for Thursday night’s game in Denver. (Adam Schefter on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: The Chiefs have significant injuries on both sides of the ball which should lead to similar gameplan for the Broncos on Thursday night - run the ball. Expect Kansas City to lead with Tyreek Hill, Demarcus Robinson Byron Pringle and Mecole Hardman at wide receiver. Hill is the only trustworthy fantasy asset of the bunch.
Fitzpatrick to start for the Dolphins
Josh Rosen heads to the bench
By: Mike Krueger | Oct 16 2019, 12:15 pm

Miami Dolphins
Ryan Fitzpatrick will start at Buffalo on Sunday. (Miami Dolphins on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: Musical chairs at the quarterback position in Miami was a given at the beginning of the year. This week, Fitzmagic gets a crack at the Bills in Buffalo making him worthy of your bench in Week 7.
Injury Amari Cooper misses practice Wednesday
Thigh bruise
By: Mike Krueger | Oct 16 2019, 11:42 am

Dallas Cowboys
Injured Cowboys who won’t practice today: Amari Cooper, Randall Cobb, Tyron Smith, La’el Collins, Byron Jones, Anthony Brown (Jon Machota)

FFToday's Take: The news around Coopers quad injury hasn't been positive since the injury occured early in the Cowboys Week 6 game against the Jets. With Cobb battling a back injury the Cowboys could be down to Michael Gallup, Cedrick Wilson Tavon Austin and Devin Smith at wide receiver this week.
Ryan Tannehill to start for Titans
Mariota to the bench
By: Mike Krueger | Oct 15 2019, 9:18 pm

Tennessee Titans
The #Titans are making a QB change. Ryan Tannehill has been informed he’ll get the start Sunday against the #Chargers, sources tell me and @TomPelissero. Former No.2 overall pick Marcus Mariota goes to the bench. (Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: This was a predictable outcome at the start of the season with Mariota largely struggling his first four years in the league and the Titans for once having a capable backup. Mariota was pulled in last week's shutout loss to the Broncos. Tannehill makes his first start of the 2019 season at home against the Chargers.
Injury Emmanuel Sanders (knee) could play Thursday
Broncos WR may suit up for TNF matchup against Chiefs
By: Antonio D'Arcangelis | Oct 15 2019, 2:03 pm

Denver Broncos
James Palmer (@JamesPalmerTV) on Twitter: "Emmanuel Sanders is expected to practice today. There’s been optimism he plays Thursday." (Twitter)

FFToday's Take: The Broncos desperately need an experienced WR like Sanders to keep up with the chiefs on Thursday, so this is good news for Broncos fans and Sanders owners.
Injury Denver, KC expecting key WRs to play in Week 7
Sammy Watkins, Emmanuel Sanders optimistic about TNF
By: Doug Orth | Oct 14 2019, 5:25 pm

Denver Broncos
For the Thursday night game, the Broncos are optimistic that WR Emmanuel Sanders (knee) will play, while the #Chiefs have a good shot at having WR Sammy Watkins back, too. He tweaked his hamstring late last week and missed Sunday's game. (NFL Network - Ian Rapoport)

FFToday's Take: Sanders was bothered by a knee injury during the week and appeared to aggravate it during the team's Week 6 win over the Titans, but the injury does not appear to have anyone with the organization concerned. Watkins sat out Week 6 after injuring his hamstring the previous week, but there is optimism he can go versus the Broncos. The bigger problem with him is his limited production since Week 1.
Injury N'Keal Harry expected to practice this week
Ankle injury has sidelined first-round pick all season
By: Doug Orth | Oct 14 2019, 5:15 pm

New England Patriots
A potential big lift coming: The Patriots are expected to have first-round WR N'Keal Harry (ankle) practice this week as he works back from Injured Reserve, I’m told. Assuming all goes well, he should work right into the offense. (NFL Network - Ian Rapoport)

FFToday's Take: Harry isn't eligible to make his pro debut until Week 9, but his presence could end up being a huge lift for an offense that is currently without Phillip Dorsett and counting on Josh Gordon to hold up (and he was hurt in Week 6). It's entirely possible Harry has missed too much time at this point to make a significant contribution to the offense this year, but he's also a bigger receiver that could add another dimension in the red zone if he stays healthy.
Injury Plethora of Giants on the mend
Saquon Barkley, Evan Engram "have a chance" to play in Week 7
By: Doug Orth | Oct 14 2019, 5:05 pm

New York Giants
RB Saquon Barkley (ankle), RB Wayne Gallman (concussion), TE Evan Engram (knee) and WR Sterling Shepard (concussion) all took part in individual drills during the Giants' light practice today. Shepard is still a longshot to play Sunday. Barkley and Engram have a chance to play. (SNY - Ralph Vacchiano)

FFToday's Take: Barkley will end up missing a total of three games with a high-ankle sprain if he returns in Week 7, and the release of Jon Hilliman after the Week 6 TNF game was an indication the team believes he will be ready for the Cardinals. Engram would be primed for a huge blowup spot against the league's worst defense against tight ends if he can go. As for Shepard, it seems reasonable he could be held out another week after suffering his second concussion of the season in Week 5.
Patriots bring back TE Ben Watson
Team didn't have roster spot for Watson returning from suspension
By: Mike Krueger | Oct 14 2019, 1:00 pm

New England Patriots
The New England Patriots are expected to re-sign veteran tight end Ben Watson, a league source told ESPN's Field Yates. When the Patriots released Watson on Oct. 7, head coach Bill Belichick said the team didn't have a roster spot for Watson upon his return from a four-game NFL suspension for performance-enhancing drugs. But injuries have altered the picture, and so Watson, who spent training camp with the club and has a background with the system, will return and project as an immediate contributor. (ESPN)

FFToday's Take: The tight end is once again a dumpster in fantasy football so Watson will be a free agent target in Week 7, especially now that Will Dissly (Achilles) is out for the season. Having said that, it's hard to envision Watson being anything more than a TE2 for the remainder of the season.
Injury Bruised thigh for Amari Cooper
Dallas WR leaves early in Week 6
By: Mike Krueger | Oct 14 2019, 7:00 am

Dallas Cowboys
#Cowboys WR Amari Cooper was diagnosed yesterday with a thigh bruise, source said, which can be horribly painful and knocked him out of the loss to the #Jets. At the least, though, there is no indication of long-term damage. (Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: Cooper got two targets yesterday catching one for 3 yards before leaving with a thigh bruise. Michael Gallup, Tavon Austin and Cedrick Wilson were the top wideouts against the Jets. Dallas has a bye in Week 8.
Injury Tyreek Hill expected to play
Shoulder injury
By: Mike Krueger | Oct 13 2019, 10:30 am

Kansas City Chiefs
Chiefs’ WR Tyreek Hill feels good in pregame warmups and is now planning to play today, per source. Chiefs plus Hill. (Adam Schefter on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: Hill has been trending towards playing this week and it appears that will be the case. How much he plays is still uncertain but fantasy owners are free to start him this week. His return dings the fantasy value of Mecole Hardman and takes the shine off Byron Pringle as a DFS value play.
Injury George Kittle could be limited
Groin injury
By: Mike Krueger | Oct 13 2019, 7:30 am

San Francisco
49ers’ TE George Kittle, a late add to the injury report with a groin injury that left him questionable for Sunday, is expected to play against the Rams, per source. But there is some concern about whether he will be able to finish the game. (Adam Schefter on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: Kittle owners should probably still roll him out in lineups today as it's unlikely you have a better option at a barren position. The 49ers and Rams start at 4:05 pm Eastern.
Injury Christian Kirk not expected to play
Ankle injury
By: Mike Krueger | Oct 13 2019, 7:20 am

Arizona Cardinals
Cardinals’ WR Christian Kirk, listed as questionable for Sunday against the Falcons due to an ankle injury, is not expected to play, per source. (Adam Schefter on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: Kirk missed Week 5 as well with an ankle injury. In his absence, Pharoh Cooper will see increased action as Damiere Byrd is a gametime decision with a hamstring injury. The only reliable fantasy receiver of this group is Larry Fitzgerald but can be taken away if the Falcons decide to double him.
Injury Marquise Brown not expected to play
Missed practice all week
By: Mike Krueger | Oct 13 2019, 7:15 am

Baltimore Ravens
#Ravens WR Marquise “Hollywood” Brown (ankle) did not practice this week and is not expected to play today against the #Bengals, source said. He has been one of the team’s top offensive weapons and the team hoped he would be a game-time call. (Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: The Ravens will be this at wide receiver this week with Willie Snead, Miles Boykin and Seth Roberts the top wideouts. Snead is the top fantasy play of the group but comes with a low floor.
Injury Alvin Kamara expected to play
Ankle injury
By: Mike Krueger | Oct 13 2019, 7:00 am

New Orleans
RB Alvin Kamara tweaked his ankle this week and missed the last day of practice, but he is expected to play today barring a setback, sources say. He participated in the walk-through on Saturday and that was another sign he should be on the field today. (Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: Kamara should be good to for his matchup against the Jaguars in Week 6. He comes with a little more risk than usual but still projects to be an RB1.
Injury Alvin Kamara listed as Questionable
Tweaked his ankle Thursday, missed practice Friday
By: Mike Krueger | Oct 11 2019, 4:15 pm

New Orleans
RB Alvin Kamara didn't practice today after tweaking an ankle. I'm told it's not a major injury and he sat out practice as a precaution, but that'll be one to watch. He's officially listed as questionable for Sunday against the #Jaguars. (Tom Pelissero on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: It sounds like Kamara will suit up but we'll know for sure when the Inactives come out on Sunday morning. Latavius Murray would see an increased workload if Kamara sits.
Injury David Johnson likely to play on Sunday
Gametime decision
By: Mike Krueger | Oct 11 2019, 4:00 pm

Arizona Cardinals
Word is he's likely to play on Sunday but check back because if you start him in fantasy at 1p and then he doesn't play at 4p you'll be tweeting all kinds of vulgar things to me and then I'll feel really bad. I get it. (Mike Garafolo on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: It sounds like David Johnson's back was OK today, but Sunday could be a different story. Fantasy owners should follow this situation closely as both Johnson and Chase Edmonds will be in play against a struggling Falcons defense.
Injury Todd Gurley doubtful for Week 6
Quad injury
By: Mike Krueger | Oct 11 2019, 3:30 pm

Los Angeles Rams
Todd Gurley is doubtful and Aqib Talib is out for Sunday’s game, Sean McVay said. (Lindsey Thiry on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: With Gurley out of the mix, Malcolm Brown and Darrell Henderson should handle all of the running back duties with Brown being the best fantasy play. The matchup is less than ideal with San Francisco giving up the second fewest fantasy points to the position including zero rushing touchdowns.
Injury Packers likley to be without Davante Adams
Toe injury
By: Mike Krueger | Oct 11 2019, 2:28 pm

Green Bay Packers
From NFL Now: The #Packers are likely going to be without WR Davante Adams (turf toe) this Monday, but a return looms from an injury that had a timetable of 2-6 weeks. (Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: Adams owners need to find a replacement. He injured his toe in Week 4 but isn't ready to return. Marquez Valdes-Scantling and Geronimo Allison will the top two receivers for the time being. The Packers have above average matchups on their upcoming schedule including games against OAK, KC and LAC.
Injury Tyreek Hill gametime decision, Watkins doubtful
Hill limited in practice
By: Mike Krueger | Oct 11 2019, 2:10 pm

Kansas City Chiefs
#Chiefs WR Tyreek Hill be be a game-time decision, per Andy Reid. Reid said Hill ran some with the scout team this week and a little bit with the offense as well. (BJ Kissel on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: The issue with Tyreek Hill is he hasn't been receiving contact during his practice sessions the last two weeks so it won't be a surprise if the team holds him out another week. There are optimistic reports from the national media but unless we get more clarification, Hill owners should have an alternative in place.
Injury Marquise Brown will be a gametime decision
Ravens receiver missed practice Thursday and Friday
By: Mike Krueger | Oct 11 2019, 12:53 pm

Baltimore Ravens
Harbaugh said both Marquise Brown and Patrick Onwuasor will be game-time decisions. He Hoped they would practice today, but they couldn’t. (Jeff Zrebiec on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: Brown has been bothered by an ankle injury suffered in last week's game. If he sits, the Ravens will have Willie Snead Miles Boykin, Chris Moore and Andre Roberts at receiver. Snead could be a desperation play but the Ravens receivers should largely be avoided in fantasy.
Injury Brandin Cooks likely to go Week 6
Suffered concussion on TNF in Week 5
By: Doug Orth | Oct 10 2019, 8:05 pm

Los Angeles Rams
Rams HC Sean McVay said WR Brandin Cooks was feeling healthy enough to be wearing a very creepy Joker mask around facility - he was asymptomatic for concussion. Expect him to play Sunday. (NBC Sports Bay Area)

FFToday's Take: The current WR35, Cooks (20 catches) is well off the pace set by teammates Robert Woods (31) and Cooper Kupp (41). With that said, the Rams aren't stretching the field nearly as often as they did in their first two years under HC Sean McVay. That could change at any moment though, so owners are advised to remain patient; Cooks has posted four consecutive 1,000-yard seasons and he's on pace to do it again.
Adrian Peterson gearing up for heavy workload?
Interim HC suggests AD hasn't been able to get into a rhythm
By: Doug Orth | Oct 10 2019, 7:55 pm

Washington Redskins
Bill Callahan says Adrian Peterson hasn’t gotten enough into a rhythm so far this year. Sounds like that’s going to change Sunday. (NBC Sports Washington)

FFToday's Take: Oh boy. A healthy scratch in Week 1, Peterson can probably be expected to handle a vintage workload under Callahan - at least in Week 6 versus the Dolphins. If he blows up, owners would be wise to turn right around and sell him for whatever they can get as quickly as possible (next three games against the 49ers, Vikings and Bills. Callahan has made it clear he intends to get the run game going, so perhaps AD will get enough volume the rest of the way to be a passable flex after this week.
Injury Rex Burkhead expected to miss Week 6
Sony Michel, James White and Brandon Bolden top NE RBs
By: Mike Krueger | Oct 10 2019, 2:29 pm

New England Patriots
Per @AdamSchefter, Patriots RB Rex Burkhead (foot) is not expected to play tonight. This is the second straight game Burkhead will miss. Sony Michel, James White and Brandon Bolden are the top RBs, with rookie Damien Harris hoping to break through on game-day roster. (Mike Reiss on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: With Burkhead out, Sony Michel and James White should handle the bulk of running back duties in a weathery game in New England. Michel had 16 carries and 3 receptions against the Raiders in a similar game script last week against the Redskins.
Injury Jamaal Williams back at practice, Davante sits
Packers Thursday practice report
By: Mike Krueger | Oct 10 2019, 1:51 pm

Green Bay Packers
#Packers Thursday practice report: RB Jamaal Williams has cleared concussion protocol & returned to practice. DNP: WR Davante Adams, S Darnell Savage Jr., TE Bobby Tonyan, CB Tony Brown C Corey Linsley is practicing, though he has yet to clear concussion protocol. (Matt Schneidman on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: Williams missed Week 5 with a concussion which allowed Aaron Jones to pile up the fantasy points against the Cowboys. Adams is nursing a turf toe injury suffered in Week 4. His status won't be known until later in the week, perhaps late Sunday given the Packers play on Monday night.
Injury Chris Herndon likely out until Week 8
Hamstring injury
By: Mike Krueger | Oct 10 2019, 10:30 am

New York Jets
#Jets TE Chris Herndon suffered a Grade 1 hamstring strain while running routes on Friday, source said, and he’s out this week and likely next week. But the belief is the pull is minor and his absence won’t be long. Herndon is waiting to make his debut because of his suspension. (Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: Herndon injured his hamstring late last week and it appears it will cost him a couple more weeks on the sideline. The Jets have been rolling with TE Ryan Griffin while Herndon has been suspended the first four games of the season.
Injury Todd Gurley day-to-day with thigh contusion
Rams RB missed practice Wednesday
By: Mike Krueger | Oct 9 2019, 7:24 pm

Los Angeles Rams
Sean McVay said Todd Gurley has a thigh contusion in his left quad. Gurley did not practice today and is considered day-to-day, McVay said. (Lindsey Thiry on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: Gurley checks in as the No.15 fantasy running back through five weeks thanks to his 5 touchdowns but he ranks 17th in rushing yards and 41st in receiving yards among all RBs. We'll monitor Gurley's practice status during the week, but Malcolm Brown would see an increased role if Gurley somehow misses Week 6.
Injury Christian Kirk practices Wednesday
David Johnson works with trainers
By: Mike Krueger | Oct 9 2019, 1:42 pm

Arizona Cardinals
During open portion of Cardinals' practice today, WR Christian Kirk, CB Tramaine Brock and WR Damiere Byrd were participating. Looked like veteran days off for WR Larry Fitzgerald, DT Corey Peters and OLB Terrell Suggs. RB David Johnson was working with trainers on the side. (Bob McManaman on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: Kirk and Byrd are expected to play this week in a juicy matchups against the Falcons defense. David Johnson's availability will be key for fantasy owners as backup Chase Edmonds could become a fantasy factor if Johnson (back) isn't able to suit up.
Injury Sammy Watkins sits on Wednesday
Hamstring injury
By: Mike Krueger | Oct 9 2019, 12:50 pm

Kansas City Chiefs
Sammy Watkins, Chris Jones, Andrew Wylie and Eric Fisher are among the Chiefs who won’t practice today. (Adam Teicher on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: Watkins barely saw the field in Week 5 before aggravating his hamstring injury. At this point in teh week he can't be counted on to play in Week 6. Tyreek Hill (chest) will practice this week but his status for Sunday won't be known until Friday at the earliest.
Saquon Barkley and Wayne Gallman both out for TNF
TE Evan Engram doubtful, more Giants reeling from injuries
By: Antonio D'Arcangelis | Oct 8 2019, 1:06 pm

New York Giants
New York Giants running back Saquon Barkley is unlikely to play Thursday night against the New England Patriots despite returning to practice late last week, multiple sources told ESPN. He had been eyeing this week's contest as a potential return date. There's also a real chance the Giants will be without tight end Evan Engram, who is dealing with a sprained MCL and faces a challenge to be healthy enough to face New England, a source told ESPN's Adam Schefter. Engram is on pace for a career year with 33 catches for 373 yards and two touchdowns. (ESPN)

FFToday's Take: So with Barkley unavailable Thursday and both Wayne Gallman and WR Sterling Shepard set to miss the game with concussions, the Giants are in dire straits. Undrafted rookie running back Jon Hilliman and fullback Elijhaa Penny, a converted tailback, are the next men up, and WR Golden Tate should see plenty fo targets operating out of the slot.