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Andrew Luck suffers setback

Wed, Oct 18th 4:06pm EDT
By Anthony Cervino


Indianapolis Colts general manager Chris Ballard told the press quarterback Andrew Luck (shoulder) is suffering from soreness in his surgically repaired shoulder. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Luck indeed suffered a setback. Because he is suffering from soreness in his surgically repaired shoulder, he will receive a cortisone shot and rest. As a result, he is not practicing this week. His 2017 debut will yet again be pushed back. Jacoby Brissett will continue to start in Luck's absence.

DeShone Kizer has been named the Browns' starting QB for Week 7 by head coach Hue Jackson. Kizer served as the backup to Kevin Hogan in Week 6. (Source: Cleveland Browns on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Kizer gets a nice juicy matchup against the Titans, so perhaps with a few more weeks of practice under his belt, he'll be ready to go. Kizer is not worthy of a start in fantasy, as he'll be too difficult to trust, and does not have enough talented weapons around him to compensate. However, Kizer is an interesting dart throw for GPPs for daily fantasy players, as he will come very cheap. Kizer has upside and is a mobile QB, but does not have an adequate floor to warrant consideration in standard fantasy leagues.

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport is reporting Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott has been granted a temporary restraining order from the Southern District Court of New York. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: As a result of the favorable ruling, Elliott will be eligible to play in Sunday's encounter against the 49ers. However, because Elliott's suspension is "stayed for 14 days or until further proceedings," per Rapoport, the troubled rusher's playing status beyond Week 7 remains in uncertain. Facing a weak 49ers defense, Elliott is a top-five fantasy RB for his upcoming matchup.

Denver Broncos head coach Vance Joseph told the press wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders (ankle) is ruled out for Week 7. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Sanders, who sprained his ankle in Sunday night's upset loss to the Giants, is already ruled out for next week's matchup against the Chargers. However, since the severity of the sprain is uncertain, Sanders should be considered week-to-week. In Sanders' absence, Bennie Fowler is in line to see an increased target-share.

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport is reporting that Lions wide receiver Golden Tate is expected to miss multiple weeks with the shoulder injury he suffered in Week 6 against the Saints. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: This is obviously not the news that Tate owners were hoping for when he was pulled from the game in the third quarter against the Saints. He was dominating that game, as he was expected to, though it seems that Marvin Jones is a larger part of the puzzle than most thought. The Lions should be getting Kenny Golladay back into the lineup after their bye in Week 7, which is apparently coming at the perfect time.