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After reporting Luke Kuechly looked doubtful for Week 7 vs. Chicago earlier in the week, the official word has been stated. He will not play this weekend. Sources have said that he will see a doctor again on Monday. A Week 8 return is possible with him progressing thru the protocol as he has this past week. (Source: NFL.com)

Fantasy Impact: LB David Mayo will get the start in place of Kuechly. Mayo looked like he struggled when he replaced Kuechly in week 6. It's unclear if Mayo will actually be an every down player or perhaps a two-down run stopper. Thomas Davis and Shaq Thompson will be preferred over Mayo this week for a safer fantasy play. Jordan Howard and the Chicago run game receives a slight bump with Kuechly out.


Bills tight end Charles Clay is making progress in his recovery from from a torn meniscus and could come back this season, coach Sean McDermott said Friday, (Source: Joe Buscaglia)

Fantasy Impact: While the statement is positive on its face, the use of the word "could" in the context of coming back at all this year is a concerning shift in tone. If Clay is still on your roster, your best-case scenario may be getting him back for the fantasy playoffs, so keep that in mind when deciding whether you have the room to spare for him until then, through all the bye weeks. Hopefully, you already have a solid tight end. If not, Clay's backup on the wide-receiver-averse Bills, Nick O'Leary, is a deep sleeper as long as Clay is out.


Jalen Ramsey gets in a limited practice on Thursday. The Jacksonville Jaguars face the Indianapolis Colts in Week 7. (Source: Jaguars.com)

Fantasy Impact: Ramsey did not progress to a full practice from Wednesday to Thursday. There is still a small amount of concern of his status for Week 7. Keep in tuned of the injury reports for Friday.


Tashaun Gipson gets in limited practice on Thursday. The Jacksonville Jaguars face the Indianapolis Colts in Week 7. (Source: Jaguars.com)

Fantasy Impact: Gipson began dealing with this neck injury after Week 6. Its good to see him practicing at any capacity. Gipson's injury will need to be monitored throughout the week.


Mike Wallace (back) said Thursday that his 'back was a little sore' but that he plans to suit up against the Vikings Sunday. He was listed as a DNP on Thursday's injury report.

Fantasy Impact: Wallace is a gamer, he's missed only one game over nine seasons, and he will likely suit up to face Vikings shutdown man Xavier Rhoades. Jeremy Maclin is in line for an uptick in targets against the 18th ranked pass defense of the Vikes.


AJ Bouye gets a limited practice in on Thursday. The Jacksonville Jaguars play against the Indianapolis Colts in Week 7. (Source: Jaguars.com )

Fantasy Impact: This is goods news for Bouye's injury. As long as he doesn't have setbacks in the week, Bouye should be ready to go in a plus matchup against Jacoby Brissett and the Colts.


Leonard Fournette did not practice on Thursday. The Jacksonville Jaguars play the Indianapolis Colts in Week 7. (Source: Jaguars.com)

Fantasy Impact: Fournette is still resting his ankle injury from Week 6. If Friday's practice comes and he still isn't practicing, I would be concerned and look for alternatives.


Jim Wyatt on Twitter reports TE Delanie Walker was limited in Thursday's practice with a calf injury. (Source: Jim Wyatt on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Delaine Walker is now listed as questionable for this week's match up against the Browns with a calf injury. It's a great match up for the struggling TE. If he is playing Sunday he is a must start.


Demaryius Thomas returned to practice on Thursday, wearing a compression sleeve on his bruised calf. (Source: Zac Stevens on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: As expected, Demaryius Thomas is going to play this Sunday. Fantasy owners should fire him up with confidence in a game against in which Thomas has two factors working in his favor - a plus match up against Chargers' CB Casey Hayward and the absence of some other Broncos WRs, notably Emmanuel Sanders.


Kelvin Benjamin missed both Thursday and Wednesday's practice due to a knee injury. Benjamin's status is not looking so good this week and an official status should be provided on Friday. (Source: Bill Volt on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: If Benjamin misses this game, Ed Dickson and Devin Funchess will see a boost in the passing game along with scat-back Christian McCaffrey. Funchess would be a WR2 in Week 7 if Benjamin is out.


Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll told reporters that C.J. Prosise (ankle) is expected to play against the Giants in Week 7. Prosise, who hasn't played since Week 3, saw his first practice on Wednesday. (Source: Curtis Crabtree)

Fantasy Impact: Prosise should see most of the receptions out of the backfield, possibly sending J.D. McKissic to the bench. Regardless, Prosise needs a prove it game before he's started.


Kurt Coleman, who’s missed the last two games with a sprained knee (MCL), returned to practice and could be on track to play Week 7. (Source: charlotteobserver.com)

Fantasy Impact: Good news for his fantasy owners if Coleman can go as projected. His matchup vs. Chicago should result in a good week for fantasy owners as they rank first in points allowed to safeties.


LB Deion Jones (quad) was limited in practice Wednesday. With no real details of the injury to be found one wouldn't think it is serious. (Source: atlantafalcons.com)

Fantasy Impact: His fantasy owners will want to monitor the situation. The New England Patriots currently rank ninth in allowed points to linebackers. As long as Jones can go this should continue to be another good week for his fantasy owners.


Indianapolis Colts beat writer Zak Keefer "wouldn't be surprised" if quarterback Andrew Luck (shoulder) is shut down for the remainder of 2017. (Source: Zak Keefer on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Keefer isn't the only one who "wouldn't be surprised" if Luck is shut down for the remainder of the 2017 season. In fact, multiple reporters, experts and I alike not only share similar sentiments as Keefer, but personally, I believe its what is best for the recovering QB. Luck is clearly not ready. He might be better off starting fresh and likely at 100 percent in 2018. Expect Jacoby Brissett to continue as the Colts' QB1 for the foreseeable future if not ROS.


Jeremy Maclin (shoulder) is back practicing and will play Sunday against the Vikings, barring any setbacks.

Fantasy Impact: Maclin will run the majority of his routes from the slot and possibly evade coverage from Xavier Rhodes. With Mike Wallace (back) ailing and Breshad Perriman (concussion) a DNP, he could be in line for a few more targets Sunday.


Texans’ rookie linebacker, Dylan Cole suffered a grade 2 hamstring pull during Houston’s Week 6 win over Cleveland according to sources. (Source: Aaron Wilson on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: When it rains, it pours. The injuries continue to pile up for the Texans’ on the defensive side of the ball. Already without MLB Brian Cushing (concussion/PED suspension), OLB Whitney Mercilus (torn pectoral – I.R.), DE J.J. Watt (tibial plateau fracture – I.R.), and CB Kevin Johnson (sprained MCL), now the Texans lose rookie linebacker Dyan Cole who was helping to replace the loss of Mercilus and Cushing. Cole contributed two tackles and an interception in the Texans’ Week 6 win. It’ll be next man up for Houston when they travel to Seattle in Week 8 after their bye in Week 7.


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.


Robert Turbin is expected to miss the rest of the season after suffering an arm injury on Monday according to head coach Chuck Pagano. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: While Turbin held little fantasy value, this does give Marlon Mack owners reason for hope. Mack should now garner more touches in the passing game along with any additional work that Turbin took up in his role. If Mack is available in your league on waivers, he's definitely worth a stash and could be flex-worthy with his big play ability.


Ryan Kalil is expected to play in Week 7 after missing the last five games with a neck injury. Kalil will slide back in at center with Tyler Larsen going back to the bench. (Source: Steve Reed on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Kalil brings an upgrade to the Panthers o-line for Week 7 against the Bears. Christian McCaffrey is a RB1 in PPR formats this week with a plus matchup while Jonathan Stewart is near the RB2/3 range.


Panthers RB Fozzy Whittaker is sidelined with a right ankle injury.

Fantasy Impact: Whittaker was carted to the locker room in the first quarter of Thursday's contest. He's not a viable fantasy option at this point in any format.