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West has been receiving more snaps and carries over the last two games, while Davis has not played any snaps. West received five carries for 17 yards and one catch for four yards in the Chiefs Week 4 game. According to head coach Andy Reid, the Chiefs will continue to have both West and Davis active and will use them both in certain situations. (Source: Kansas City Star)

Fantasy Impact: If you are a Jamaal Charles owner and are looking for the handcuff, you need to try to make room on your roster for West. If Charles were to get hurt, expect for a running back by committee approach with the Chiefs using both West and Davis. If you only have room to roster one Chiefs back up running back, it needs to be West right now.

Davis has not played in each of the last two games for the Chiefs. The Chiefs instead have given playing time and carries to Charcandrick West. According to head coach Andy Reid, the Chiefs will continue to have both West and Davis active and will use them both in certain situations. (Source: Kansas City Star)

Fantasy Impact: Davis owners need to consider picking up West, especially if you are a Jamaal Charles owner. Davis has only carried the ball nine times on the season for 25 yards. If Charles were to get hurt, expect for a running back by committee approach with the Chiefs using both West and Davis.

Dwayne Allen (ankle) was able to practice in full on Tuesday. He is currently expected to return from injury Thursday against the Texans. (Source:

Fantasy Impact: Allen has been sidelined due to his ankle injury, allowing Coby Fleener to step in for a big day in Week 4. His return muddies the TE waters in Indy, making both Allen and Fleener fringe starting options.

Category: Injury Updates

Frank Gore (foot) returned to practice Tuesday, participating fully in the session. (Source:

Fantasy Impact: Gore's day off Monday was simply a rest day, and the veteran should be good to go Thursday against the Texans. It's not a favorable matchup against a tough defense, making Gore a fringe RB1 for Week 5.

Category: Injury Updates

Arian Foster was limited during Tuesday's practice, listed with a groin injury. (Source:

Fantasy Impact: Foster didn't appear to suffer a setback during his limited action Week 4. He should take on a larger role against the Colts this week, and our experts considering him an RB1 in Week 5.

Category: Injury Updates

The Seahawks have announced that Fred Jackson is dealing with a high ankle sprain. (Source: Bob Condotta on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: While an exact return timeframe has yet to be announced, these injuries tend to result in several weeks off. Jackson hasn't been fantasy relevant to this point, and Thomas Rawls will continue to be the primary backup to Marshawn Lynch.

Category: Injury Updates

Andrew Luck told reporters Tuesday that his shoulder injury is "better, improved, making gains." Still, the QB admitted that he's not where he wants to be as he prepares for the short week. (Source: Kevin Bowen on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Luck should be able to suit up, but the injury and matchup against the Texans defense has him considered a low-end QB1 in this week's rankings. In an ideal world you could wait another week before starting Luck. Considering his ADP that may not be realistic.

Category: Injury Updates

After last week's game-winning touchdown, Pierre Garcon finds himself questionable for Sunday's game against Atlanta with a mild knee sprain. (Source: Washington Post)

Fantasy Impact: Garcon tweaked his knee during Sunday's game and left briefly before returning to ultimately score the go-ahead touchdown.

Category: Injury Updates

With LeSean McCoy expected to miss another week in his hamstring recovery and Karlos Williams in concussion protocol, Anthony Dixon would "presumably" be the Bills' "lead" back if those two don't play, the Buffalo News says. (Source: The Buffalo News)

Fantasy Impact: Dixon has eight carries this season for ... zero yards. Even if he "starts," he would likely form a committee with Cierre Wood and newly signed Dan Herron, making him nothing more than a desperation flex start in fantasy, hoping for a goal-line touchdown (he does have one of those, scored in Week 1). Dixon also caught two passes for 20 yards last week after Williams left the game. The Bills' next opponent, Tennessee, is middle of the pack against the run.

After missing the first three games of the season due to prior injuries, the Saints defense got a big boost when two of their best players returned to the field in week 4. CB Kennan Lewis and S Jairus Byrd played well against the Cowboys and should help the Saints improve one of the league's worst secondaries.

Fantasy Impact: The Saints travel to Philly this week to take on the ailing Eagles' offense. While Sam Bradford showed signs of life in the passing game last week against Washington, the Eagles' rushing attack is in shambles and lost both offensive tackles this week. The Saints are not a preferred streaming defense this week on the road.

After beginning the season as the starting WR opposite Brandin Cooks, Brandon Coleman's snaps have steadily declined in four straight games.

Fantasy Impact: Teammate Willie Snead has outperformed Coleman thus far and has seen his snaps rise from 24% to 66% from week 1 to week 4. Coleman's snap rate dipped from 78% to 27% over the same time span. Coleman is no longer worth a stash in standard size redraft leagues.

According to the Broncos' head coach Gary Kubiak, "It's obvious that Ronnie has earned the right to get more carries and play more than he has in the past." This came after Hillman ran for 103 yards and a TD on 11 carries in the Broncos' 23-20 win over the Vikings on Sunday. (Source: The Denver Post)

Fantasy Impact: The statement is difficult to interpret, given it came immediately after Kubiak said he considered both C.J. Anderson and Ronnie Hillman as starters, and that "they're both going to play and will probably play right down the middle." Yet, while the two backs limit each other's fantasy upside, most experts believe Hillman is the back to start in fantasy lineups in Week 5 when the Broncos travel to Oakland. Hillman is more of a low-end RB2/ flex and Anderson is a mere flex flier.

The Lions defense allowed Russell Wilson to complete 20-of-26 passes for 287 yards and a score but stiffened in rushing defense, yielding 110 yards in the contest. The team recorded 10 quarterback hits, while James Ihedigbo and Stephen Tulloch led in tackles with eight each. Ezekiel Ansah led the team in sacks with two.

Fantasy Impact: Owners of the Lions team defense should look at other options as they do not project well over the rest of 2015 in terms of fantasy scoring.

Category: Game Recaps

Grimes injured his knee in the first quarter against the Jets on Sunday. He didn't return to finish the game. (Source: Sun Sentinel)

Fantasy Impact: If Grimes is unable to play, Zach Bowman, who played in his absence on Sunday, may do so again.

Category: Injury Updates

Gary Barnidge is on track for a career year in receptions, receiving yards and touchdowns. He's on pace for 64 receptions, 940 yards and 8 touchdowns.

Fantasy Impact: The journeyman TE has become one of Josh McCown 's favorite targets, with 12 receptions for 180 yards and two touchdowns over the last two games. It remains to be seen if Barnidge can keep things going, but he's receiving a ton of snaps, so it doesn't seem that unrealistic. Next week, he'll face a beatable Baltimore Ravens ' secondary.

Seattle's defense effectively shut Detroit down Monday night, holding Matt Stafford to 203 passing yards and the Lions running game to another 53 yards. Bobby Wagner led the team in tackles with eight, with four of those solo. The Seattle D went without a sack or interception, but nonetheless smothered the Lions.

Fantasy Impact: Owners can put the defense on auto-pilot and fire them up every week and usually things will turn out well.

Category: Game Recaps

Rawls was filling in for an injured Marshawn Lynch Monday night. He had a difficult time going against a stout run defense and failed to have a sustaining presence.

Fantasy Impact: Lynch owners should roster Rawls but shouldn't expect too much unless Lynch suffers an injury. Consider Rawls a high-end backup going forward.

Category: Game Recaps

He totaled 36 yards, and 24 of those was a touchdown catch. He is on pace for a measly 92 targets this year.

Fantasy Impact: Baldwin is the receiver to own in Seattle but is only a WR4. He will not be a recommended start this week against Cincinnati.

Category: Game Recaps

Stafford could not get the offense going against Seattle Monday night despite having time to throw and not being sacked in the game. In spite of that, Detroit's Calvin Johnson fumbled at the goal line in what would have been a score for the Lions.

Fantasy Impact: Stafford is sporting a pitiful stat line on the year, but will look to get things going in the Week 5 matchup against the Cardinals this Sunday.

Category: Game Recaps

Bills sign Dan Herron

Tue, Oct 6th 2:01pm EDT
By Blaine Blontz


The Bills signed RB Dan Herron. RBs LeSean McCoy (hamstring) and Karlos Williams (concussion) are both dealing with injuries. (Source: Bills on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Herron was somewhat surprisingly released by the Colts prior to the start of the regular season. He had a few productive starts for the Colts last season, both in the passing and running games.

Category: Transactions