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Miami Dolphins RB Kenyan Drake is on the trading block, according to Ian Rapoport. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Drake, RB44 on a points-per-game basis, could benefit from a fantasy perspective on a better offense if traded. Not only is he in on a dismal offense in Miami, Drake's splitting carries and targets with Mark Walton and Kalen Ballage. The aforementioned two would benefit slightly as well if Drake's traded.

Category: Rumors


Drew Brees (thumb) said Wednesday that he is back to throwing a regulation-sized football. (Source: Pro Football Talk)

Fantasy Impact: This is an important step of the rehab process for Brees, who injured his thumb back on September 15th. The 40-year-old is currently aiming to return in Week 8 versus the Cardinals. In order to accomplish that he'll need to get some practice reps in either this week or next.

Category: Injury Updates


Los Angeles Rams star running back Todd Gurley was able to log a limited practice session on Wednesday. (Source: Omar Ruiz on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Todd Gurley missed Week 6, and his absence was felt dramatically by quarterback Jared Goff. With no running game to worry about, the 49ers held Jared Goff to a career low in passing yards. With Malcolm Brown dealing with an injury issue of his own, rookie Darrell Henderson should get the nod if Gurley is ruled inactive for Week 7.

Category: Injury Updates


Los Angeles Rams running back Malcolm Brown missed Wednesday's practice with an ankle injury. (Source: Omar Ruiz on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: This is a new injury for Brown. Todd Gurley got in a limited session on Wednesday and may be closer to taking the field than Brown. Darrell Henderson will be an RB1 if both Gurley and Brown miss Week 7's contest against the Atlanta Falcons.

Category: Injury Updates


San Francisco 49ers star tight end George Kittle missed Wednesday's practice with a groin injury. (Source: NFL.com)

Fantasy Impact: Missing a Wednesday practice is not something to be overly concerned about. This is a situation to monitor throughout the week. Kittle has a great matchup this weekend against Washington, and should be good to go after playing through the injury in Week 6.

Category: Injury Updates


Running back Adrian Peterson missed Wednesday’s practice with a quad injury. (Source: NFL.com)

Fantasy Impact: Peterson had his best game of the season in Week 6, but now finds himself on the injury report. This is a situation to monitor as the week progresses. Fellow running back Chris Thompson also missed practice on Wednesday. Wendell Smallwood would be the next man up if both backs end up missing this weekend's contest.

Category: Injury Updates


Talented Green Bay Packers tight end Jace Sternberger was listed as a full participant on the team's Wednesday practice report. (Source: NFL.com)

Fantasy Impact: Sternberger is eligible to return in two weeks time. One of the most talented tight ends in this year's draft class, he could very possibly make an immediate push for snaps at the expense of Jimmy Graham. He makes for a great speculative add for team's that have the extra roster space.

Category: Injury Updates


Oakland Raiders wide receiver Tyrell Williams missed Wednesday's practice with his plantar fasciitis issue. (Source: NFL.com)

Fantasy Impact: According to head coach Jon Gruden, Williams does not appear to be getting much better. He should be considered on the wrong side of questionable until he is able to log a full practice session.

Category: Injury Updates


New Orleans Saints running back Alvin Kamara missed Wednesday's practice with an ankle injury. (Source: NFL.com)

Fantasy Impact: Kamara is dealing with a high-ankle sprain that appears to be of the mild variety. While he was able to play through it this past Sunday, it very clearly limited his effectiveness, and as a result his snaps. He is an automatic fade in DFS contests this weekend, but will be hard to sit in season long formats. The Saints appear to be legitimately concerned with his injury as they signed running back Zach Zenner as potential cover.

Category: Injury Updates


Oakland Raiders star tight end Darren Waller has parlayed his strong play into a three year extension. (Source: Tom Pelissero on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Darren Waller is now signed through 2023, and is expected to be making roughly $9 million a year. The converted wide receiver has come a long way, and has yet to reach his ceiling as a tight end. Waller should remain a TE1 candidate for the Raiders for the next several years. The Raiders will eventually find themselves a true number one wideout, making Waller a strong sell target in dynasty formats.


Green Bay Packers wide receiver Geronimo Allison was listed as DNP on Wednesday's practice report. (Source: NFL.com)

Fantasy Impact: Geronimo Allison was unlikely to practice even if the Packers had held one on Wednesday. He took a nasty hit from Tracy Walker and is on the wrong side of questionable for Week 7 against the Oakland Raiders. Allan Lazard, who was one of the hottest pickups of the week is expected to soak of the majority of his snaps.

Category: Injury Updates


Green Bay Packers wide receiver Marquez Valdes-Scantling was listed as did not practice on the team's estimated practice report. (Source: NFL.com)

Fantasy Impact: MVS has disappointed as the Packers number one receiver with Davante Adams injured. He is now dealing with injuries of his own which make him even riskier for Week 7. Still, with some key players on bye MVS could be a worthwhile bye week filler if he can get cleared for a plus matchup with the Oakland Raiders.

Category: Injury Updates


Green Bay Packers star wideout Davante Adams was listed as did not practice on the Green Bay Packers estimated practice report. (Source: NFL.com)

Fantasy Impact: An estimated practice report means that the team did not actually take the field to practice, but NFL rules dictate that they release an estimation nonetheless. Adams will need to get in a limited practice by Friday to have a realistic chance of suiting up this weekend. Stay glued to our updates throughout the week to determine whether or not alternative plans will have to be made once again.

Category: Injury Updates


Mason Rudolph has cleared concussion protocol and is expected to return to the field in Week 8 after the Steelers return from it’s bye week. (Source: Field Yates on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Rudolph should be all systems go for Sunday’s Week 8 matchup against the Dolphins. With a strong matchup against a weak Miami defense, Rudolph can be used as a streamer and is a borderline QB1 for Week 8.

Category: Injury Updates


Zach Zenner found a new football home in New Orleans and is expected to sign with the Saints. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: The addition of Zenner doesn’t bode well for Alvin Kamara’s chances of playing this week against the Chicago Bears. All fantasy football owners should check the waiver wire to see if Latavius Murray is still available as soon as possible.

Category: Transactions


Sammy Watkins (hamstring) has been ruled out for Week 7 versus Denver. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: There was some early-week optimism that Watkins would suit up but the Chiefs are playing it safe since they have the Thursday night game. Watkins' absence should increase playing time for all three of Byron Pringle, Mecole Hardman, and Demarcus Robinson.

Category: Injury Updates


Saquon Barkley (ankle) logged a full practice on Wednesday. He appears to be trending towards playing on Sunday as the Giants take on the Cardinals. The initial return to action for Barkley was projected to be 4-6 weeks. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: Talk about perfect timing for Saquon coming back the week the Giants take on a terrible Cardinals defense. Since Week 5, Arizona has given up 360 total yards and two touchdowns to opposing running backs. Start Barkley as long as there are no reported setbacks.


Dolphins coach Brian Flores says Ryan Fitzpatrick will be the team's starting quarterback in Week 7 against the Bills. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Fitzpatrick came in into the game in relief of Josh Rosen in Week 6 and nearly led Miami to victory, completing 12-of-18 passes for 132 yards and a touchdown. Rosen hasn't shown much promise this year but it's tough to get an accurate read on him behind a terrible offensive line and a limited cast of skill position players. This remain an offense to avoid for fantasy purposes.


Wayne Gallman was able to return to practice on Monday. He missed Week 6's contest due to a concussion. (Source: Ralph Vacchiano on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Gallman will still need to clear concussion protocol, but his involvement in the early-week practice session is a good sign. Still, it looks like Saquon Barkley could be back sooner than expected, which would basically make Gallman droppable outside of the deepest leagues.

Category: Injury Updates


Sterling Shepard was able to return to individual drills on Monday, but he remains a "longshot" to play Week 7 against the Cardinals due to his concussion. (Source: Ralph Vacchiano on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: This is already the second time Shepard is dealing with a concussion this season, which is certainly a concern. He's been good when he's been active, but the return of Golden Tate and Saquon Barkley figure to siphon targets from Shepard when he is able to make it back. However, at this point, it's unclear when the wide receiver will be able to return. Owners in shallower leagues could drop Shepard as needed over the bye weeks.

Category: Injury Updates