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Duke Dawson activated from IR

Tue, Nov 13th 9:50pm EST
By Alex Johnson

The Patriots activated cornerback Duke Dawson (hamstring) from injured reserve Tuesday. He will be eligible to play against the Jets when the team returns from its Week 11 bye. Running back Kenjon Barner was released to make room on the roster. (Source: Mike Reiss on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: Dawson was selected in the second-round of April’s draft. He had four interceptions and nine passes defensed in 2017 as a senior at Florida. He joins Stephon Gilmore, Jason McCourty, J.C. Jackson, Jonathan Jones, and Keion Crossen at cornerback.

Category: Transactions

Green Bay wide receiver Randall Cobb, who sat out last week with a hamstring injury, has yet to resume practicing and is likely to sit out this week's game in Seattle. With the Packers traveling to play the Seahawks on Thursday night, Cobb has a better chance of staying in Green Bay than he does traveling with the team. (Source: Rob Demovsky via Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: Cobb has been limited to five games this season, including Week 10. Equanimeous St. Brown should relieve Cobb in the slot as he did against Miami. St. Brown only caught two passes for three yards in that game, while Davante Adams and Marquez Valdes-Scantling remain locked in as the outside receivers.

Category: Injury Updates, Rumors

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.

Category: Transactions

Terrelle Pryor released by Bills

Tue, Nov 13th 2:58pm EST
By Dan Harris

The Bills have released Terrelle Pryor, according to Adam Schefter. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Pryor had just two catches for 17 yards in his two games with the Bills. On a team going nowhere and with little chance of production, Pryor wasn't close to fantasy-relevant. You weren't relying on him for fantasy purposes anyway, but to the extent you had him on your watch list, feel free to move on.

Category: Transactions

Head coach Mike Tomlin told reporters that RB James Conner is expected to have a chance to practice Wednesday. Tomlin added that this would “lay those discussions to bed.” (Source: Aditi Kinkhabwala on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Tomlin is likely referring to any remaining thought that Conner will miss Week 11's contest against the Jaguars. It's good news after the concussion on Thursday, and it was good timing for Conner to get the extra time off. It's a difficult matchup against Jacksonville, but assuming Le'Veon Bell doesn't show up by Tuesday's deadline Conner will continue to be a must-start given his volume in this dynamic offense.

Category: Injury Updates

Dwayne Allen suffered a knee injury on Sunday that is expected to result in him missing a few weeks. (Source: Michael Girardi on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Allen hasn't done much in the absence of Rob Gronkowski this season, and he'll continue to be a non-factor with his own absence and Gronk expected back after the team's bye.

Category: Injury Updates

Stefon Diggs told Ian Rapoport "I know I will play," Week 11. Diggs missed Week 9 prior to the team's bye with a rib injury. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Diggs is poised to return which should help the offense in general along with his own production. While he hasn't been the most dependable when playing through injuries during his career, hopefully, he'll be able to return to form following the bye week. As such, he's a WR2 with WR1 upside.

Category: Injury Updates

Aaron Rodgers told reporters that the Packers "just need to continue to give him more opportunities," referring to Aaron Jones. (Source: Ryan Wood on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Rodgers was a supporter of Jones earlier in the season, and Jones was finally given his opportunity as the team's lead back. He certainly ran with it, and if it were up to Rodgers Jones would continue to see more work. It was great to see Jones active in the passing game as well as on the ground, and he appears to be a solid RB2 with RB1 upside as the fantasy regular season winds down.

Keke Coutee told reporters that there is a "high possibility" that he returns from his hamstring injury this weekend against Washington. (Source:

Fantasy Impact: Coutee was sidelined by the injury Week 9. He had the bye week to recover and appears on track to play. Still, he'll remain a third option, at least, behind DeAndre Hopkins and Demaryius Thomas, who has had an extra week to learn the team's playbook.

Category: Injury Updates

The 49ers D/ST allowed 27 points and totaled just one sack on Monday night against the Giants.

Fantasy Impact: After strong performances against the Cardinals and the Raiders, fantasy owners may have looked to the 49ers as a streamable D/ST option this week. Unfortunately, they came up short. With a bye week on tap and a poor schedule remaining, there's no reason to keep the D/ST rostered.

Category: Game Recaps

Alfred Morris rushed nine times for 19 yards as the 49ers fell to the Giants on Monday Night Football in Week 10.

Fantasy Impact: He was not able to catch his lone target. Matt Breida was dominant in this one, which has rendered Morris nothing more than a low ceiling handcuff in fantasy.

Category: Game Recaps

Ryan Tannehill was able to resume throwing without pain on Sunday. (Source: Miami Herald)

Fantasy Impact: The Dolphins have said that there's a chance Tannehill returns Week 12 following the team's bye, but at this point that isn't a guarantee. Tannehill wasn't very effective prior to the injury, but Brock Osweiler has come back down to Earth following his hot start. Either player isn't a viable option outside of deep 2QB leagues.

Category: Injury Updates

Joe Flacco is questionable to play Week 11 entering the week with a hip injury. Head coach John Harbaugh told reporters that Flacco doesn't need to practice in order to play against the Bengals this week. (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: There have been rumors that rookie Lamar Jackson would take the helm following the team's bye, but that doesn't appear to be likely unless it's deemed that Flacco can't go. Further muddying the waters is the fact that Robert Griffin III could be the preferred option if Flacco is sidelined due to injury and not production. Whatever the case, owners will need to wait and see this week, and it seems very likely that this could become a game-time decision for the Ravens.

Category: Injury Updates

Giants kicker Aldrick Rosas made both of his field goal attempts and all three of his extra point tries in Monday night's win over the 49ers.

Fantasy Impact: Rosas has now missed just one kick all season, connecting on 19 of his 20 field goal attempts and all 12 of his extra point tries through nine games. His ceiling is limited by an inconsistent New York offense, but he is having a very solid season and is proving to be reliable when called upon.

Category: Game Recaps

The New York Giants D/ST allowed 23 points while intercepting two passes in Monday night's win over the San Francisco 49ers. They did not record any sacks.

Fantasy Impact: Monday night was the ninth straight game that the Giants D/ST has allowed at least 20 points this season, although they did manage to earn their second win. They did not record any sacks for the second straight game, but they did manage to intercept two passes, their first two interceptions since Week 5, when they picked off Cam Newton twice.

Category: Game Recaps

Giants tight end Evan Engram caught four of his five targets for 46 yards in Monday night's win over the 49ers.

Fantasy Impact: Engram has missed some time due to injury this season, but he has also only produced 21 receptions for 191 yards and two touchdowns through six games. Normally an athletic tight end who creates matchup problems for opposing defenses, it is possible that Engram is not entirely healthy, although he has not appeared on the injury reports. It is worth noting that he was only on the field for 61% of the team's offensive snaps last night after seeing 88.6% and 81.3% of the offensive snaps in his last two games, respectively.

Category: Game Recaps

Giants wide receiver Sterling Shepard caught two passes for nine yards and a touchdown and rushed once for 27 yards in Monday's win over the 49ers.

Fantasy Impact: Shepard would have had a very quiet performance if not for the short touchdown pass he caught from Eli Manning late in the fourth quarter. His three targets were his fewest of the season, although he did find the end zone for the first time since Week 4 against the Saints. He has a favorable matchup against the Buccaneers next week, but he should be considered a flex option at best considering his inconsistent production this season.

Category: Game Recaps

Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. caught four of his 11 targets for 73 yards and two touchdowns in a win over the San Francisco 49ers on Monday Night Football.

Fantasy Impact: Beckham dropped his first target on the night and then was missed by Eli Manning on a deep pass in the fourth quarter that might have resulted in a touchdown if not for the ball being so underthrown, so he could have had an even better night. He easily led the team in targets and, if both the quarterback and the offensive line can play as they did on Monday night, could be ready to go on a run of increased production.

Category: Game Recaps

Giants running back Saquon Barkley rushed 20 times for 67 yards and caught four of his five targets for 33 yards in Monday night's win over the 49ers.

Fantasy Impact: While Barkley did not find the end zone in this one, he once again managed to contribute in the passing game despite being somewhat bottled up in the run game. He should find more success against a struggling Tampa Bay defense next week.

Category: Game Recaps

Giants quarterback Eli Manning completed 19 of 31 passes for 188 yards and three touchdowns in Monday night's win over the San Francisco 49ers.

Fantasy Impact: While Manning averaged just 6.1 yards per attempt, he did not turn the ball over and was able to drive down the field for three touchdowns, including a touchdown pass to Sterling Shepard late in the fourth quarter to take the lead for good. Manning is trending in the right direction heading into a matchup against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers next week, but he is still a risky option in most fantasy formats.

Category: Game Recaps