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Chargers coach Anthony Lynn said defensive end Joey Bosa (foot) would return to practice Wednesday in a limited capacity. The expectation is he will start with individual drills and the team will re-evaluate from there. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: Bosa has not practiced or played in a game all season so this is a great indication he is nearing a return. He had 23 sacks in 28 games over his first two seasons and will be a huge late-season addition to the 7-2 Chargers. He likely won’t suit up this week but his time is coming soon.

Le'Veon Bell did not report to the Steelers by the 4:00 p.m. deadline on Tuesday and is ineligible to play in 2018. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: At this point, this was the expected result, but it's still incredible to think about how much money Bell sacrificed this year with his holdout. James Conner will continue to be a strong RB1 this year and should have plenty of value as the Steelers' bell-cow back in future seasons. As for Bell, he'll land somewhere else in 2019, where he'll surely be a strong fantasy option.

Denzel Perryman done for season

Tue, Nov 13th 12:20am EST
By Alex Johnson

Chargers linebacker Denzel Perryman sustained an injury to his LCL in Sunday’s win over the Raiders. In addition to the knee, he will also need surgery on his hamstring. His season is over. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: He finishes 2018 with 51 tackles and one interception in nine games. Perryman, who is set to become an unrestricted free agent in March, is expected to need three-to-four months for a full recovery. Jatavis Brown will likely move into Perryman’s spot in the middle while Uchenna Nwosu, Kyle Emanuel and Hayes Pullard will compete for additional snaps at outside linebacker.

Adam Schefter of ESPN reports the Bills have released Nathan Peterman. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: This comes as no surprise, but it’s surprising how long it took to happen. Peterman was dreadful this season, but due to injuries the Bills had to keep throwing him out there. Matt Barkley looked better than Peterman ever has in Week 10.

Adam Schefter is reporting that Julian Edelman's ankle injury is not considered serious and he is not expected to miss much, if any, time. (Source: Adam Schefter)

Fantasy Impact: The Patriots have a bye week this coming week so it's a good time for Edelman to have been banged up in terms of missing time. No cause for alarm as long as Edelman gets back on a practice routine next week. As long as he's limited by mid-week and full practice ideally at least once before game time, he should be good to go. We will keep everyone posted as more information is available but Edelman is a solid WR2 with slightly more appeal in PPR leagues.

Dirk Koetter has named Ryan Fitzpatrick the Bucs' starter for their Week 11 game against the Giants. (Source: Jenna Laine on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Fitzpatrick passed for plenty of yards on Sunday against the Redskins, but did not have a productive fantasy day. He remains a borderline starter, particularly against a Giants team that is middle of the road against opposing quarterbacks.

Eagles coach Doug Pederson announced Monday morning that starting cornerback Ronald Darby suffered a torn ACL in Sunday night’s loss to the Cowboys. His season is over. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: Darby, who is set to become an unrestricted free agent in March, finishes the season with 43 tackles and one interception in nine games. It’s a tough blow for the defending champs who came into Sunday without fellow starting cornerbacks Jalen Mills (foot) and Sidney Jones (hamstring). Things could get ugly for the already struggling Eagles secondary which still has Michael Thomas, Odell Beckham, Amari Cooper, Brandin Cooks, and DeAndre Hopkins left on schedule. Rasul Douglas, Avonte Maddox and Chandon Sullivan will compete for increased snaps in Darby’s absence.

Brandon Marshall has signed a one-year deal with the Saints. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: New Orleans appeared to have their solution at WR with the signing of Dez Bryant, only to watch the veteran suffer a season-ending injury prior to his first game. Like Dez, Marshall brings a big body and experience at the WR position. Marshall wasn't able to do much with a similar opportunity in Seattle, but he should see more potential volume in New Orleans in an offense that can score points. As such, he could be worth scooping for upside with a floor of a TD-dependent flex option.

Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said after Sunday's game that rookie running back Rashaad Penny looks "just like the guy we thought he would look like when we drafted him". (Source: Seattle Times)

Fantasy Impact: It's a positive endorsement for the 22-year-old. Penny's 108 rushing yards in Week 10 were more than twice as many as he compiled in any other game this season. It remains to be seen if Penny has surpassed Chris Carson on the depth chart, but fantasy owners should pick him up off waivers until we find out.

Cooper Kupp torn ACL confirmed

Mon, Nov 12th 10:57am EST
By Brendan Tuma

Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that Cooper Kupp suffered a torn ACL in Week 10 versus Seattle. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: As expected. It's a brutal blow to both the 25-year-old and the Rams offense as a whole. This will probably mean an uptick in targets for both Brandin Cooks and Robert Woods. Gerald Everett and Josh Reynolds will see more playing time as well. Kupp finishes his sophomore campaign with 566 yards and six touchdowns in eight games.