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Todd Gurley rushed 12 times for 55 yards and caught three passes for 39 yards in the Rams' 54-51 Week 11 win over the Chiefs.

Fantasy Impact: It's bizarre to see that the Rams scored 54 points without Gurley finding the end zone, but that's exactly what happened tonight. Both teams were scoring at such a high pace that they were passing on nearly every play. It's encouraging to see that one of Gurley's "worst" games still included 94 total yards. He has a bye in Week 12 before facing the Lions in Week 13. Gurley will likely reassume elite RB1 status in that one.

Category: Game Recaps

Jared Goff completed 31-of-49 pass attempts for 413 yards and four touchdowns as the Rams defeated the Chiefs 54-41 in Week 11.

Fantasy Impact: This was the best NFL game we've seen in a long time. Goff's TDs went to Josh Reynolds, Robert Woods, and Gerald Everett (twice). He also added a rushing touchdown but also lost two fumbles. The outcome of this game was in doubt until the final whistle, which forced both teams to pass the ball at an insanely high volume. Goff has a bye in Week 12 before getting the Lions in Week 13.

Category: Game Recaps

Washington running back Kapri Bibbs rushed once for no yards and caught two passes for six yards in Sunday's loss to the Houston Texans.

Fantasy Impact: Despite the absence of fellow pass-catching running back Chris Thompson, Bibbs has not been able to carve out a role in the Washington offense. The team leans on Adrian Peterson in the running game and does not target Bibbs often in the passing game.

Category: Game Recaps

Philadelphia Eagles tight end Dallas Goedert did not catch his only target in Sunday's blowout loss to the New Orleans Saints.

Fantasy Impact: Goedert now has one target and zero catches in his last two games, meaning he does not have a catch since the Eagles traded for wide receiver Golden Tate. With the Eagles struggling on offense and using more three wide receiver sets, Goedert is not relevant in fantasy barring an injury to starting tight end Zach Ertz.

Category: Game Recaps

Eagles wide receiver Jordan Matthews caught three of his four targets for 37 yards in Sunday's blowout loss to the New Orleans Saints.

Fantasy Impact: The Eagles were beaten up and down the field in this one, and Matthews was rotating with fellow wide receivers Nelson Agholor and Golden Tate, limiting his snaps and targets. Now that he is fourth on the depth chart in Philadelphia, Matthews has limited appeal in fantasy.

Category: Game Recaps

Sammy Watkins (foot) is active and starting for the Chiefs on Monday night versus the Rams. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: It’s somewhat surprising after Watkins didn’t practice on either Friday or Saturday. He’s a great FLEX play in a potential shootout tonight, though most fantasy players were likely prepared to be without him this week.

Category: Injury Updates

O.J. Howard is seeking a second opinion on his injured ankle. (Source: Greg Auman on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The report indicates that the news was positive, but it sounds like the team wants to confirm the injury before setting a timeline for return. Owners should know a little later this week whether or not they can expect Howard to be available Week 12 or if he'll require time off as a result of the injury. Howard has emerged as a solid TE1 in a year of futility by the position. As such, it would be a boon for fantasy owners if Howard isn't forced to miss as much time as initially feared.

Category: Injury Updates

Marvin Jones sidelined Monday

Mon, Nov 19th 6:15pm EST
By Blaine Blontz

Marvin Jones was marked as a non-participant in Monday's practice due to his knee injury.

Fantasy Impact: Given the short week and the fact that Jones missed Week 11's game, he's unlikely to suit up against the Bears. As a result, Kenny Golladay will continue to see all the targets he can handle in a game in which the Lions are likely to be trailing. While the Bears present a tough matchup, Golladay should continue to be started while Jones is out.

Category: Injury Updates

The Raiders have placed Brandon LaFell on IR with a torn Achilles tendon.

Fantasy Impact: LaFell's season is over, and this could also end his career. He came on recently as the top WR for the Raiders, but at this point Jared Cook and Jalen Richard are the only fantasy-relevant pass catchers in Oakland.

Category: Injury Updates

Raiders head coach Jon Gruden told reporters that he believes Doug Martin will be OK after injuring his ankle Week 11 against the Cardinals. (Source: Michael Gehlken on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Martin was absent for the second half of the game, but it sounds like he may not miss time due to the injury. Gruden noted that he will try to get fellow RB DeAndre Washington more involved over the remainder of the season, which could cut into Martin's snaps and touches. Despite being the team's lead back, Martin's value is capped by the team's offense and the fact that he relinquishes pass-catching duties to Jalen Richard.

Category: Injury Updates

Tre'Quan Smith was listed as missing Monday's practice session due to a foot injury.

Fantasy Impact: The rookie was very active on Sunday in what was a breakout game. Monday could simply be rest on the short week following his impressive performance, but owners will want to monitor Smith's status as the week continues.

Category: Injury Updates

Michael Gallup remained in Atlanta following the team's win over the Falcons to be with his family following the death of his brother. (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: The Cowboys have said they will support Gallup in this time of tragedy. This obviously goes beyond football, but the potential impact for fantasy purposes is that Gallup could miss Thursday's game due to the tragedy. Gallup himself isn't much of a fantasy option, but his absence would mean more targets for fantasy-relevant plays such as Amari Cooper, Ezekiel Elliott, and Cole Beasley.

It all came together in the Week 11 loss to Dallas at home for Atlanta rookie linebacker Foye Oluokun. He recorded a team-leading ten combined tackles topping not only the tackle production on the field, but topping the list of noticeable players as well. As a full-time starter now, he just may stick if or when Deion Jones (foot) returns. He was reportedly one of the obvious players on the field for Atlanta on defense that stood out as a player who is hitting his mid-season stride.

Fantasy Impact: IDP owners who haven't taken notice might want to at this point. The snap counts were there again as well as the IDP production managing to match the amount of time on the field.

Category: Game Recaps

Atlanta linebacker Duke Riley has now been third in snap counts among the main three for five straight games. In this contest, he did manage to record six combined tackle, he still did not top 40% of the snaps allowed on defense.

Fantasy Impact: Dynasty wise IDP owners have had to move on by now. But the IDP production can be deceiving, he is a high-risk option for the rest of the season. The lack of time on the field will eventually catch up to his production in IDP.

Category: Game Recaps

Jimmy Graham will attempt to play despite his broken thumb, according to Mike McCarthy. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Initially expected to miss 4-to-6 weeks, Graham apparently has a chance to play on Sunday night against the Vikings, With the state of the tight end position, Graham would likely be a startable option if it seems like he will play. But fantasy owners need to monitor his status throughout the week.

Category: Injury Updates

Atlanta defensive end Bic Beasly had his best game of the season in the loss at home to Dallas Sunday. He recorded five combined tackles and managed two sacks in the contest.

Fantasy Impact: For IDP owners this is depressing. Beasley was slated by most to return to his 2016 fantasy football form switching back to the defensive end position when he recorded fifteen and a half sacks. This being his third on the season only caps off where his owners may be right now on his IDP value for the rest of the season.

Category: Game Recaps

Jameis Winston has been named the starter for the Bucs for their Week 12 game against the 49ers. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: This wasn't unexpected after Ryan Fitzpatrick was benched on Sunday. Winston has performed capably (from a fantasy perspective) whenever he has gotten the start, for the most part. With a soft matchup against the 49ers, Winston is certainly worth the gamble in Week 12.

Category: Rumors

Washington has signed Mark Sanchez. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Rapoport reports that Sanchez has several points of familiarity with the team's staff, and he'll serve as the backup to Colt McCoy, who saw action Sunday following the gruesome injury to Alex Smith.

Category: Transactions

Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports that Kerryon Johnson has been diagnosed with a sprained knee. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: It means he won’t need surgery, which is great news for the promising rookie. He’s expected to miss only a game or two. LeGarrette Blount should see an uptick in carries on Thanksgiving, but he’s not an exciting fantasy play.

Category: Injury Updates

Broncos linebacker Von Miller recorded one tackle, one sack, one interception, and a pass defensed in Sunday’s 23-22 win over the Chargers.

Fantasy Impact: Miller now has at least 0.5 sack in five straight games and a total of 10 on the season. The interception, which he ran back 42 yards, was his first of the season and second of his career. Miller has a great chance to extend his sack streak against the struggling Cardinals next week.

Category: Game Recaps