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Bryce Love (ACL) needs to undergo yet another surgery on his injured right knee. (Source: JP Finlay on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The fourth-round rookie was once a legit running back prospect but has been slowed by his ACL injury this year. This was always going to be a "redshirt" year for him, however. It remains to be seen when he'll start practicing.

Category: Injury Updates

Zach Zenner released by Saints

Tue, Oct 22nd 5:54pm EDT
By Brendan Tuma

The Saints released Zach Zenner. (Source: Luke Johnson on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Zenner was signed for depth last week. This could be an indication that Alvin Kamara (ankle) will play this week.

Category: Transactions

Adrian Peterson says he plans to play Thursday night despite dealing with a Grade 1 high-ankle sprain. (Source: Chris Tomasson on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The 34-year-old running back claims he is "feeling good". We are skeptical he actually plays, which means Wendell Smallwood could see a lot of run versus the Vikings this week.

Category: Injury Updates

Chris Thompson (toe) didn't practice on Tuesday. (Source: Washington Redskins on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Thompson will likely be ruled out for Week 7 as Washington plays on Thursday night. Adrian Peterson is also banged up, which could mean we see a lot of Wendell Smallwood versus Minnesota.

Category: Injury Updates

Xavier Rhodes (hip) was a full participant in Tuesday's practice. (Source: Minnesota Vikings on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Rhodes' status isn't in doubt. He isn't the lockdown corner he once was and will match up with stud rookie Terry McLaurin this Thursday night.

Category: Injury Updates

Adam Thielen (hamstring) remained sidelined on Tuesday. (Source: Chris Tomasson on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Thielen said earlier today that he is "optimistic" about playing on Thursday Night Football. It's worth noting that players are always optimistic about their injury timelines. Furthermore, Minnesota likely won't need Thielen to beat the Redskins this week. Our money is on him getting the week off before returning in Week 9.

Category: Injury Updates

The Lions traded safety Quante Diggs to the Seahawks in exchange for a 2020 fifth-round pick. (Source: Tom Pelissero on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The Lions are also getting back a seventh-rounder in return. It's a bit surprising that Detroit is moving on from Diggs. He should see plenty of run in Seattle.

Category: Transactions

Adam Schefter of ESPN reports the Cardinals are signing free agent running back Alfred Morris. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Morris spent training camp in Dallas but didn't make the team. His signing could be a sign that David Johnson (ankle) is unlikely to play against the Saints, but it could also just be an insurance move. Obviously Morris doesn't carry any standalone fantasy value.

Category: Transactions

Kerryon Johnson is being placed on IR after undergoing surgery on his knee today. The Lions are hoping Johnson will return to play this season. (Source: Michael Rothstein on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: Can we say “running back by committee?” Ty Johnson should be the first priority for all waiver claims and situation-dependent, owners should use 50%+ of their FAAB. J.D. McKissic would warrant 10-20% of FAAB. Please note, this news makes a trade or bringing back C.J. Anderson more of a reality for the Lions.

Category: Injury Updates

Emmanuel Sanders and a 2020 fifth round pick from the Broncos were traded to the 49ers in exchange for 2020 third round and fourth round selections. (Source: Mike Klis on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: After Mohamed Sanu was dealt to the Patriots this morning, Sanders was one of the few established wideouts on the market. His role is unclear at the moment, but he should immediately start and carve out a prominent role in the 49ers offense. Sanders snagged 30 of 44 targets for 367 yards and two touchdowns in seven games for the Broncos this season.

Category: Transactions

Sterling Shepard told reporters that he expects to return soon and is very confident that he'll play again this season. Shepard has been sidelined by another concussion. (Source: Art Stapleton on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Head injuries are taken very serious, especially in today's NFL, so given Shepard has had two concussions already this season, there's not a clear timeframe on his return. That being said, he expects to be back at some point this year. His absence boosts the opportunity for receiver Golden Tate and tight end Evan Engram, but this offense as a whole remains hard to trust as shown in a smash matchup Week 7 against the Cardinals.

Category: Injury Updates

James Washington is expected to return Week 8 against the Dolphins, according to head coach Mike Tomlin. (Source: Dale Lolley)

Fantasy Impact: Washington was sidelined for Week 6's contest against the Chargers due to injury, but early in the week it looks like he'll be back this week. Still, he's not someone that can be counted on for fantasy purposes given the limits of the offense in general and Washington's questionable role to this point.

Category: Injury Updates

Vance McDonald has a "good chance" to play Week 8, according to Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin. (Source: Dale Lolley on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: McDonald has been dealing with a shoulder injury but was able to play Week 6 against the Chargers prior to the team's Week 7 bye. McDonald entered the season as a fantasy-relevant target, but given the struggles and injuries on offense along with his own ailments he hasn't been someone that owners can trust in outside of 2TE leagues.

Category: Injury Updates

Head coach Mike Tomlin told reporters that running back Jaylen Samuels is back to practicing "partially." (Source: Dale Lolley on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: When Samuels initially suffered his knee injury, it was expected that he would miss about a month of action. That would have him back around early November. The team has used rookie Benny Snell in Samuels' absence, and we've seen over the years that the backup role in Pittsburgh is a valuable stash, even with the depleted offense of 2019.

Category: Injury Updates

The Chiefs have released wide receiver De'Anthony Thomas. (Source: Chiefs on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Thomas was a fourth-round pick in 2014 by the Chiefs that has seen time with the team over the years, but his chances have waned in the last two campaigns. He had a catch on two targets so far this season, failing to see much action despite several injuries to Chiefs' wide receivers in the first half of the season.

Category: Transactions

Mohamed Sanu was traded from the Falcons to the Patriots in exchange for a second round pick. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: Sanu , who caught 33 passes for 313 yards and a TD in seven games with Atlanta prior to the deal, gives the Patriots some valuable depth at wideout, with Josh Gordon (knee/ankle) banged up and both Julian Edelman (chest) Phillip Dorsett (hamstring) having been on the team's injury report of late. Since it's unclear how much the Patriots will use him in the offense, he is a borderline WR3/4 in fantasy.

Category: Transactions

Jamie Collins posted his worst statistical game of the year, with just one assisted tackle. Luckily, the rest of the defense did all the heavy lifting and led the Patriots to a dominating 33-0 win over the Jets.

Fantasy Impact: Collins has been an absolute stud in 2019 and despite his weak showing, is still ranked as the number two IDP in standard scoring. The next opponent for him and the Patriots to wreak havoc upon are the turnover-prone Browns.

Category: Game Recaps

Jamal Adams only recorded five solo tackles and one assisted tackle, as the Jets took a 33-0 beating from the Patriots.

Fantasy Impact: Adams usually supplements his tackling prowess with secondary stats, such as QB hits, pass breakups, or TFLs but was unable to do so tonight, leaving his fantasy point total a little to be desired. He and the Jets will hit the reset button against a much less formidable opponent, the Jaguars, next week.

Category: Game Recaps

C.J. Mosley finished with only three assisted tackles in a 33-0 blowout loss to the Patriots.

Fantasy Impact: Mosley made his long-awaited return after suffering a groin injury in week one but barely registered on the stat sheet. Despite his inability to record any significant statistical output, a bit of rust was to be expected and he should be back in your lineups come week eight.

Category: Game Recaps

Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman is officially active for the team's Week 7 matchup against the New York Jets on Monday Night Football. (Source: Mark Daniels on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Edelman has been dealing with a chest injury and was listed as questionable, but he was never really in any danger of missing this game. He caught nine of his 15 targets for 113 yards last week and should be in line for a similar workload on Monday night.

Category: Injury Updates, Transactions