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Kamar Aiken caught two for four targets for 21 yards against the Tennessee Titans.

Fantasy Impact: Aiken out produced T.Y. Hilton, it was that kind of night. Jack Doyle and Donte Moncrief ate up all of the targets coming from Jacoby Brissett. Basically, Kamar Aiken remains an afterthought.

Category: Game Recaps


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.

Category: Injury Updates


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.

Category: Injury Updates


It appears that the Dolphins have much better success when running out of two TE sets. Their run average goes to 4.8 YPC as opposed to 2.9 in other sets. (Source: Barry Jackson via Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Jay Ajayi benefits from having Fasano out as a blocker as he can give more than Julius Thomas in that aspect. They used that set more as a result of the loss of DeVante Parker but they should considered staying with it once he returns.


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.

Category: Injury Updates


Donte Moncrief caught five of his seven targets against the Titans for 67 yards.

Fantasy Impact: Moncrief, along with the rest of the Colts WRs have struggled this year. He is borderline drop-able for a hot free agent.

Category: Game Recaps


T.Y. Hilton only had one catch for 19 yards in the loss to Tennessee on Monday.

Fantasy Impact: Hilton has had an up and down season, and that can be directly attributed to the QB play of the Colts. Hilton owners have to hope that Luck comes back soon.

Category: Game Recaps


After conflicting reports to start out with over the weekend we have some clear information. Kuechly sits out on Tuesday but Coach Riveria does say "Luke Kuechly is in the concussion protocol and advancing in it." We will add that he had no comment on the report he wasn't concussed. (Source: espn.com)

Fantasy Impact: Fantasy owners should remain on the edge of their seats to receive some further clarification of the situation as the week progresses.

Category: Injury Updates


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.

Category: Injury Updates


Adam Vinatieri was successful on all three of his field goal attempts—including a 52-yard boot—but missed one of his two extra points during the Colts' Monday night loss.

Fantasy Impact: Vinatieri saved his fantasy day with that 50-yarder and has been a lot better recently after a slow start. Old Reliable has been a great fantasy kicker over the past couple of weeks, putting up a combined 30 fantasy points over that span.

Category: Game Recaps


Ryan Succop nailed all five of his field goal attempts while hitting a trio of extra-points to boot in the Titans' 36-22 win on Monday night.

Fantasy Impact: Succop exploded on Monday night with his highest total of the season. Excluding Weeks 4 & 5 when Marcus Mariota was out, Succop has topped 12 fantasy points in every week, culminating in Monday's beautiful 18-point performance. It seems that as long as Mariota is playing, Succop will be a fantasy stud.

Category: Game Recaps


Jack Doyle was targeted a massive 11 times in the Colts' Week 6 loss to the Titans on Monday Night Football. He caught seven passes for 50 yards and a score. He also fumbled once.

Fantasy Impact: Doyle turned in a very strong performance, and no one else on the team was targeted more than 7 times even against a subpar Titans secondary, so it's encouraging that Doyle saw such high volume. Less encouraging was the fact that he dropped a few balls that were catchable, but that didn't seem to stop the Colts throwing to him. Doyle faces the Jaguars next week, who shut down opposing WRs very well, so use him with confidence and hope the volume continues.

Category: Game Recaps


Rishard Matthews caught all four of his targets for 69 yards in the Titans' Week 6 win over the Colts.

Fantasy Impact: Matthews received a season-low in targets against the Colts, but still found a way to top 50 yards for the third time this season. However, Matthews is still a middling receiver in a run-first offense, so there is a cap on his upside almost every week.

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Eric Decker caught 7-of-9 targets for 88 yards in the Titans' Week 6 win over the Colts.

Fantasy Impact: Decker has started slowly this season but he finally broke out a bit against the Colts. There appears to be no rhyme or reason as to what receiver benefits in this offense, so it's going to be fairly difficult to project Decker on a week-to-week basis. He has a great matchup against Cleveland next week.

Category: Game Recaps


DeMarco Murray rushed 12 times for 40 yards and one touchdown in the Titans' Week 6 win over the Colts. He also had four receptions for 47 yards.

Fantasy Impact: Murray didn't look 100% percent in this contest as he limped around the field, but he'll continue to suit up until further notice. He continues to split work with Derrick Henry, which severally limits his upside moving forward. He's an RB2/Flex option moving forward.

Category: Game Recaps


Derrick Henry rushed 19 times for 131 yards and one touchdown in the Titans' 36-22, Week 6 win over the Colts on Monday night.

Fantasy Impact: Granted, most of Henry's yardage output came on one run in the final two minutes of the game. He ripped off a 72-yard touchdown run to seal a victory for the Titans, but still received 19 carries despite a negative game script. Henry will continue to split carries with Murray, which means that he is a risky flex-option at best until he starts to receive more volume.

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Jacoby Brissett completed 21-of-37 passes for 212 yards and one touchdown in the Colts' Week 6 loss to the Titans on Monday night.

Fantasy Impact: Brissett looked great in the first half, starting off 12-of-19 for 119 yards and one touchdown to tight end Jack Doyle. He should have had a second touchdown but a drop by Donte Moncrief in the endzone negated a beautiful throw and forced the Colts to kick a field-goal. Brissett has been streaky in his time as a starting quarterback for Indianapolis, which means that should be mostly avoided in standard leagues due to his lack of consistency.

Category: Game Recaps


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.

Category: Injury Updates


Jonathan Stewart a no-show

Tue, Oct 17th 12:24pm EDT
By Jeff Latka

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Carolina Panthers RB Jonathan Stewart had eight carries for minus-four yards during the team's Week 6 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles. Stewart was targeted twice in the passing game but did not record a reception.

Fantasy Impact: After gaining just 21 yards on 18 carries in Motown, Stewart went backwards Thursday night, giving him 17 yards on his last 26 carries. The veteran hasn't scored this season and hasn't reached 70 yards in a game. That's a bad combination, and it's ample reason to keep Stewart on your bench until further notice.

Category: Game Recaps


Carolina Panthers RB Christian McCaffrey is on pace to catch 99 passes this season, which would be the second most by a rookie in NFL history.

Fantasy Impact: He has a 37-293-2 receiving line, but he's averaging just 2.7 yards per carry with 38 rushes for 104 yards. McCaffrey is an RB2 in PPR leagues when the Panthers suit up against the Chicago Bears Oct. 22.

Category: Game Recaps