QB | Jake Locker | Tennessee Titans | Injury, Fantasy
Tennessee Titans head coach Mike Munchak said QB Jake Locker (hip, knee) will increase his rehab work and football activities but still has a long way to go before being available to play Week 7.
QB | Matt Flynn | Buffalo Bills | Transaction, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, the Buffalo Bills officially signed QB Matt Flynn (Raiders) Monday, Oct. 14. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.
QB | Michael Vick | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury, Fantasy
Philadelphia Eagles head coach Chip Kelly has not announced who will start at quarterback in Week 7 against the Dallas Cowboys, even if QB Michael Vick (hamstring) is healthy enough to play. "We'll evaluate everything," Kelly said after QB Nick Foles threw for three touchdowns and ran for another in Sunday's 31-20 victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. "We'll see where we are, see where Mike is."
Foles looked really good, but we'd still be surprised if Vick isn't starting this weekend if he's healthy. Against the Cowboys, either QB would be a solid option as a starter on your fantasy team.
QB | Brandon Weeden | Cleveland Browns | Fantasy
Cleveland Browns head coach Rob Chudzinski said he is sticking with QB Brandon Weeden as the team's starting quarterback in Week 7.
QB | Thaddeus Lewis | Buffalo Bills | Injury, Fantasy
Buffalo Bills QB Thaddeus Lewis (foot) has a mild foot sprain, but no ligament damage. He is day to day.
RB | Shonn Greene | Tennessee Titans | Injury, Fantasy
Tennessee Titans RB Shonn Greene (knee) will participate in football activities this week and may be available to play Week 7.
RB | DeMarco Murray | Dallas Cowboys | Injury, Breaking, Fantasy
Dallas Cowboys RB DeMarco Murray (knee) will miss the team's Week 7 game but may be able to play Week 8.
With Murray out, Joseph Randle likely will see most of the carries with Phillip Tanner also receiving some playing time. Randle should be considered a flex option while Murray is out. Tanner likely will be just a bench option at this point.
RB | Jonathan Stewart | Carolina Panthers | Injury, Fantasy
Carolina Panthers head coach Ron Rivera said he is not sure if RB Jonathan Stewart (ankle) will be able to practice this week. Stewart is currently on the Physically Unable to Perform list.
RB | Adrian Peterson | Minnesota Vikings | Fantasy
Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson ran for just 62 yards on 10 carries and chipped in 21 yards on three catches in his team's blowout loss to the Carolina Panthers in Week 6 just two days after the death of his two-year-old son. He posted half of his yards on the ground on a 31-yard carry in the third quarter. "Anything bad, I try to take good from it," Peterson said. "That's the way I approach life in all situations. I never thought about not playing. It was all about just going out there and praying that I have the strength to get through and help my team. That was my focus."
Trying to predict how AD would respond after a personal tragedy like that was impossible. It probably had some effect, but the Panthers' stingy defense shouldn't be overlooked, either. Peterson will bounce back.
RB | Brandon Jacobs | New York Giants | Injury, Fantasy
New York Giants RB Brandon Jacobs (hamstring) is expected to practice by Thursday, Oct. 17.
RB | Mike Goodson | New York Jets | Injury, Fantasy
New York Jets RB Mike Goodson (knee) is out for the season with a torn anterior cruciate ligament and medial collateral ligament in his knee.
RB | Joique Bell | Detroit Lions | Injury, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, Detroit Lions RB Joique Bell (ribs) had X-rays taken after the Week 6 game against the Cleveland Browns due to a rib injury. The X-rays were negative, and he is expected to be re-evaluated Monday, Oct. 14. "I played another play to see if I could go through with it and I couldn't," Bell said after the game.
RB | Bilal Powell | New York Jets | Injury, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, New York Jets RB Bilal Powell (shoulder) insisted Sunday, Oct. 13, that he is not injured after leaving the Week 6 game against the Pittsburgh Steelers for what was reported as a shoulder injury. "I just took a little hit, came out and took a breather," Powell said. "Came in and everything is good."
WR | Kenny Britt | Tennessee Titans | Fantasy
Tennessee Titans head coach Mike Munchak said the team is still trying to figure out WR Kenny Britt's role in the offense. Britt was on the field for only two snaps during the team's Week 6 game, and Munchak said Britt needs to make plays to get more playing time.
WR | Calvin Johnson | Detroit Lions | Injury, Fantasy
Detroit Lions head coach Jim Schwartz said WR Calvin Johnson (knee) was dealing with some knee soreness after the team's Week 6 game and his status for Week 7 is uncertain at this point.
Owners will have to monitor Johnson's practice participation this week to get an idea if he will be able to play Week 7. He should be started in all leagues if he is active for the game.
WR | Hakeem Nicks | New York Giants | Fantasy
New York Giants WR Hakeem Nicks has not heard "a whiff" from the team on trade talks to this point. Nicks believes the team will talk to him if there is a trade brewing.
WR | Cecil Shorts | Jacksonville Jaguars | Injury, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, Jacksonville Jaguars WR Cecil Shorts (shoulder) said his goal is to play in the team's Week 7 game. "I'm going to do what I can, we'll see what happens. My goal is to get out there and play this week."
We will get a better idea of where Shorts is when practice reports start coming in later in the week, but it is likely good news that Shorts is as least optimistic about playing at this point.
WR | Torrey Smith | Baltimore Ravens | Fantasy
Baltimore Ravens WR Torrey Smith had just one catch for 12 yards in Week 6 against the Green Bay Packers.
WR | Miles Austin | Dallas Cowboys | Fantasy
Dallas Cowboys WR Miles Austin was held without a catch in Week 6.
WR | Keshawn Martin | Houston Texans | Injury, Fantasy
Houston Texans WR Keshawn Martin (shoulder) suffered a shoulder injury in the Week 6 game against the St. Louis Rams.
WR | Kris Durham | Detroit Lions | Fantasy
Detroit Lions WR Kris Durham had a career-high eight receptions for 83 yards in the Week 6 game against the Cleveland Browns. "I'm definitely getting a rhythm," Durham said Sunday, Oct. 13. "I've been working a lot more with (QB Matthew Stafford) the last couple of weeks, so I am starting to get more of a rhythm with him." Stafford said Durham was targeted 13 times because the receiver was "winning his matchups."
Durham is worth a look as a WR4 or flex fantasy option in leagues of 12 or more teams going forward.
WR | Larry Fitzgerald | Arizona Cardinals | Injury, Fantasy
Arizona Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald (hamstring) suffered a right hamstring injury in the Week 6 game against the San Francisco 49ers, and he reportedly could barely bend over in the locker room after the game. He has been battling hamstring injuries for most of the season, but his previous injury was to the left hamstring.
WR | Robert Woods | Buffalo Bills | Fantasy
Buffalo Bills WR Robert Woods was eliminated from the game plan by the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 6, as CB Leon Hall covered him for most of the game. Woods was targeted six times, catching just two passes for nine yards.
Woods was unable to step up and be the go-to receiver with Stevie Johnson (hamstring) inactive. He is an up-and-coming player, but he is best used as a WR4 or flex player in most formats until he shows more consistency.
WR | Clyde Gates | New York Jets | Injury, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, New York Jets WR Clyde Gates (arm) had his arm in a sling after the Week 6 game against the Pittsburgh Steelers.
WR | Stephen Hill | New York Jets | Injury, Fantasy
New York Jets WR Stephen Hill (chest) left the Week 6 game against the Pittsburgh Steelers briefly after having the wind knocked out of him. He suffered the injury after a big hit from SS Troy Polamalu.
WR | Randall Cobb | Green Bay Packers | Injury, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, Green Bay Packers WR Randall Cobb (knee) is scheduled for an MRI Monday, Oct. 14, according to sources. The early indications are that Cobb avoided a major injury to his knee after leaving the Week 6 game against the Baltimore Ravens.
WR | Danny Amendola | New England Patriots | Injury, Fantasy
New England Patriots WR Danny Amendola (head) left the Week 6 game against the New Orleans Saints due to a head injury. He was taken to the locker room and unable to return.
WR | Julian Edelman | New England Patriots | Injury, Fantasy
New England Patriots WR Julian Edelman (leg) limped off with a left leg injury in the Week 6 game.
TE | Marcedes Lewis | Jacksonville Jaguars | Injury, Fantasy
Jacksonville Jaguars TE Marcedes Lewis (calf) said he will do some running drills Monday, Oct. 14, and hopes to play Week 7.
TE | Rob Gronkowski | New England Patriots | Injury, Fantasy
New England Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski (forearm) could be cleared by Dr. James Andrews to play in Week 7. The issue is strictly his forearm health, and he is fully recovered from back surgery.
TE | Jimmy Graham | New Orleans Saints | Injury, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, New Orleans Saints TE Jimmy Graham (leg) left the Week 6 game with a lower left leg injury. He was held without a catch in the game.
He was shadowed by Aqib Talib, who kept him in check all night. He had six targets in the game.
TE | Zach Miller | Seattle Seahawks | Injury, Fantasy
Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll said Sunday, Oct. 13, that TE Zach Miller (hamstring) will be back in Week 7.
TE | David Johnson | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury, Fantasy
Pittsburgh Steelers TE David Johnson (wrist) suffered a left wrist injury in the first quarter of the Week 6 game against the New York Jets and he was unable to return.
TE | Jermichael Finley | Green Bay Packers | Injury, Transaction, Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
Green Bay Packers beat writer Tom Silverstein suggests the team could use TE Jermichael Finley as the team's third wide receiver if WRs Randall Cobb (knee) and James Jones (knee, shin) are sidelined for any length of time. Recently released WR Jeremy Ross might also be an option.
PK | Steven Hauschka | Seattle Seahawks | Injury, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, Seattle Seahawks PK Steven Hauschka (concussion) returned to the Week 6 game against the Tennessee Titans in the third quarter after being evaluated for concussion in the first half.
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