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Oct
10

DeVante Parker is OUT

The Dolphins have downgraded WR DEVANTE PARKER to OUT for today's game at Tampa Bay. Parker woke up still feeling tightness in his injured hamstring and will not get to testMore himself in pregame warmups. With fellow WR WILL FULLER (broken finger) on IR, Miami will be very thin on the outside today. Less

Source: ESPN

Oct
10

Bridgewater back to start for Broncos

Denver QB TEDDY BRIDGEWATER has cleared the league's concussion protocol and will start today at Pittsburgh. Bridgewater left last week's game in the second quarter; we wish him better luck -- and health -- this afternoon.

Source: ESPN

Oct
10

Kittle to IR

The 49ers have elected to place TE GEORGE KITTLE on injured reserve for the time being rather than continuing to allow him to struggle through his calf injury. Reports suggest thatMore Kittle would have been managing the injury all season long had he continued to play through it; the hope now is that the injury will heal completely during an enforced period of rest. Fantasy teams will have to make other plans at tight end for a minimum of the next three weeks. Less

Source: various

Oct
10

Surgery for Russell Wilson, out a month

Seahawks QB RUSSELL WILSON had surgery Friday to repair the ugly damage he suffered to the middle finger on his throwing hand during Thursday night's game. Initial reports estimated that WilsonMore would need six to eight weeks to recover from his injury (a fracture and a ruptured tendon), but the surgery reportedly went well enough that he may be back closer to a month from now. In any case, the Seahawks will have a new starting quarterback at least through their Week 9 bye. GENO SMITH played reasonably well in relief of Wilson on Thursday. Less

Source: ESPN

Oct
8

Panthers RB McCaffrey feels good about possible Week #5 return

Carolina Panthers running back CHRISTIAN MCCAFFREY said on Thursday that he “definitely” has a chance to play in Sunday’s game against the Philadelphia Eagles. McCaffrey missed last Sunday’s game against DallasMore due to a hamstring injury suffered the previous week in a Thursday night game. Fantasy owners have their fingers crossed hoping that McCaffrey can return against the Eagles and their 31st ranked run defense. Less

Source: ESPN.com

Oct
8

Falcons WR Ridley to miss London game vs. Jets

Atlanta Falcons wide receiver CALVIN RIDLEY was not at practice on Thursday and will not travel with the team to London for Sunday’s game against the New York Jets. The teamMore said that Ridley is tending to a “personal matter”. Fellow wide receiver RUSSELL GAGE will also miss the game due to his ankle injury. With Gage and Ridley out of action, the Falcons will likely rely on OLAMIDE ZACCHEAUS and CORDARRELLE PATTERSON. Less

Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Oct
8

Ravens QB Jackson returns to practice, not worried about sore back

Baltimore Ravens star quarterback LAMAR JACKSON returned to practice on Thursday and smiled afterward as he said he was “101 percent” healthy. Jackson is not listed on the team’s injury reportMore and there appears to be no concern with his back heading into Monday night’s game against the Indianapolis Colts. Jackson missed two practices last week to rest his sore back and responded with the second 300-yard passing game of his career. Jackson said that the missed practices helped his back to “heal up faster”, adding that the soreness went away and he was able to perform. Less

Source: Team Website

Oct
8

Packers add former cowboys LB Smith

The Green Bay Packers finalized a deal on Thursday to add former Dallas Cowboys linebacker JAYLON SMITH. Dallas released Smith, a 2019 Pro Bowl selection at inside linebacker, earlier this week.More Smith, 26, was a second-round pick by the Cowboys in 2016 even though they considered it unlikely for him to play for a year given the knee injury he suffered in his final college game at Notre Dame. Smith made his debut in 2017 and has played in every game since. Less

Source: Green Bay Press-Gazette

Oct
7

Patriots trade All-Pro CB Gilmore to Panthers

The New England Patriots traded star cornerback STEPHON GILMORE to the Carolina Panthers on Wednesday in exchange for a 2023 sixth-round draft pick. Gilmore won’t be eligible to play until afterMore Week #6 per NFL rules, meaning he will likely make his Panthers debut on October 24th against the New York Giants. Gilmore, 31, underwent surgery to repair a quadriceps injury suffered last December and did not participate in training camp with New England. Gilmore has been on the physically unable to perform (PUP) list but insists he is healthy and there is “nothing wrong” with his quad. Less

Source: NFL.com

Oct
7

Texans make unexpected cut, WR Miller released

The Houston Texans cut slot wide receiver ANTHONY MILLER on Wednesday. The move was unexpected, but head coach David Culley explained it was necessary with the return of veteran slot receiverMore DANNY AMENDOLA. The Texans apparently only have room for one player at the position, and Miller appears to have drawn the short straw. Amendola returns after missing the past two games and prepares to face his former team, the New England Patriots, on Sunday. Less

Source: Sports Illustrated

Oct
7

Seahawks RB Carson dealing with “long-term” neck injury

Uh-oh fantasy owners, this doesn’t sound good. Seattle running back CHRIS CARSON is reportedly dealing with a “long-term” neck injury that has his status in doubt for tonight’s game against theMore Los Angeles Rams. Head coach Pete Carroll said on Wednesday that the long-term issue is something that Carson has dealt with, adding that “sometimes it flares up, and sometimes it doesn’t”. Fantasy owners should obviously monitor Carson’s status leading up to the game, but backup ALEX COLLINS could be called upon if Carson can’t play. Less

Source: The News Tribune

Oct
7

Vikings RB Cook plans to play Sunday vs. Lions

Minnesota Vikings running back DALVIN COOK did not practice on Wednesday but he insists he will play on Sunday when his team faces the Detroit Lions. Cook only played about halfMore of the Vikings’ offensive snaps last Sunday against the Cleveland Browns, sharing carries with backup ALEXANDER MATTISON. Cook admitted that he was “not 100 percent yet” but added that he was not getting worse or heading in the wrong direction. Cook also acknowledged that “playing through pain” is part of the game, further endearing himself to his fantasy owners. Less

Source: NBC Sports

Oct
7

Bears name Fields starting quarterback

The JUSTIN FIELDS era has officially started in Chicago, with Bears head coach Matt Nagy informing his rookie signal-caller that he will be the team’s starting quarterback moving forward. The moveMore is a change in direction for Nagy and the Bears, who repeatedly insisted that veteran ANDY DALTON was the team’s starter. Nagy said that Fields has shown “incremental growth”, adding that the rookie quarterback has worked hard and earned the starting job. Less

Source: Chicago Tribune

Oct
7

WFT places TE Thomas on injured reserve

The Washington Football Team placed star tight end LOGAN THOMAS on injured reserve on Wednesday due to a hamstring injury. Thomas is expected to miss two or three weeks due toMore the bad hammy. In his place, the Football Team is expected to roll with backup tight end RICKY SEALS-JONES. The Football Team also added depth at the position by signing 2019 third-round pick JACE STERNBERGER off the Seattle Seahawks’ practice squad. Less

Source: Washington Post

Oct
6

Rams WR Woods to get more opportunities?

Los Angeles Rams head coach Sean McVay said that he would like to get wide receiver ROBERT WOODS more involved in the team’s offense. He added that he is not worriedMore about Woods, who has played second-fiddle to fellow wide receiver COOPER KUPP to start the season. In the past three years, Woods averaged more than 132 targets per season with JARED GOFF under center. Through four games with new quarterback MATTHEW STAFFORD, Woods has seen just 25 targets compared to Kupp – who has seen 46 targets. Less

Source: NFL.com

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