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T Lane Johnson (ankle) was listed as limited on Tuesday's estimated practice report. (Source: Reuben Frank on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Johnson returned to practice as a limited participant after being sidelined in Week 6 due to a lingering ankle injury stemming from an offseason surgery. The offensive line has lost three starters to IR, emphasizing the impact Johnson will have if he is able to suit up on a short week at home against the Giants.

Category: Injury Updates

DT Damon "Snacks" Harrison has opted to stay on the Seahawks' practice squad, declining offers from the Dolphins and Buccaneers. Harrison is expected to be activated onto Seattle's 53 man roster soon. (Source: Tom Pelissero on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Harrison signed to Seattle's practice squad on October 7th after contemplating retirement. Harrison has been remarkably durable, playing 112 games in his nine year career and totaling 485 tackles. His presence is desperately needed by a Seahawks defense allowing a massive 477.4 YPG to opposing offensive units.

Category: Transactions

Former Cowboys' defensive tackle David Irving was signed to the Las Vegas Raiders' practice squad on Tuesday, per source. (Source: Aaron Wilson on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Irving has a career total of 56 tackles, 12.5 sacks and five forced fumbles in the four seasons he spent in Dallas. Irving has not played since 2018 due to previous violation of the league's substance abuse program. The Raiders need help on their defense, which is allowing over 400 yards per game to opposing teams.

Category: Transactions

WR DeSean Jackson (hamstring) was listed as limited on Tuesday’s estimated injury report. (Source: Philadelphia Eagles on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: Jackson has missed the last three games due to a hamstring strain. The Eagles are expecting the veteran WR back for Thursday’s contest against the Giants. Jackson’s practice participation on Wednesday will determine his status for Thursday Night Football. If Jackson is ruled out, look for Travis Fulgham, John Hightower and Greg Ward to once again lead the Eagles’ wideout corps for Week 7.

Category: Injury Updates

WR Alshon Jeffery (foot) was limited on Tuesday’s estimated injury report. (Source: Philadelphia Eagles on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: Jeffery has yet to play a game this season ad after recovering from offseason foot surgery. He continues to log limited practices, but it is unclear if the Eagles’ WR will suit up for Thursday’s game against the Giants. His practice participation on Wednesday will determine Jeffery’s status for Thursday Night Football. If Jeffery is ruled out, look for the Eagles to rely on Travis Fulgham, John Hightower and Greg Ward once again for Week 7.

Category: Injury Updates

Giants WR Darius Slayton (foot) was listed as a limited participant on New York’s practice report for Tuesday. (Source: Dan Salomone on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The Giants held a walkthrough and not an actual practice, but Slayton would have been limited had practice been held. The Giants take on the Eagles on Thursday night in Week 7, so keep an eye on Slayton’s status on Wednesday’s practice. There is no indication however that he wouldn’t be good to go.

Category: Injury Updates

Eagles RB Miles Sanders (knee) was listed as DNP on Philadelphia’s injury report, which is an estimation of what a player would be able to do if practice was conducted. (Source: Philadelphia Eagles on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The Eagles didn’t actually practice Tuesday, but Sanders wouldn’t have practiced due to the knee injury he suffered in Week 6. He’s likely to miss Thursday night’s game vs. the Giants, which means Boston Scott steps up into the lead back role for the Eagles. Consider Scott a RB2 in a favorable matchup.

Category: Injury Updates

Bills coach Sean McDermott admits that WR John Brown (knee) wasn't 100 percent healthy in the team's Week 6 loss to the Chiefs. (Source: Chris Brown on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Brown failed to catch a pass on four targets in the loss. It was clear watching that Brown wasn't healthy, and he now has a short week to get ready for the team's Week 7 matchup with the Jets. Fantasy managers who are currently counting on Brown as a starter might want to make backup plans. We'll monitor Buffalo's practice reports throughout the week.

Category: Injury Updates

Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports Ravens RB Mark Ingram underwent an MRI that showed a "mid-to-high ankle sprain." (Source: Tom Pelissero on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Pelissero adds that the injury isn't considered severe, which doesn't really add up. Coach John Harbaugh has said that Ingram will "probably" suit up in Week 8 against the Steelers, but that can't be considered a certainty at all. Both Gus Edwards and J.K. Dobbins could be looking at an increased role when the Ravens come out of their Week 7 bye.

Category: Injury Updates

The Las Vegas Raiders have designated QB Marcus Mariota for return off IR. They’ll now have 21 days to activate him onto the 53-man roster. (Source: Vic Tafur on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Mariota started the season on IR, but will be back with the team by Week 10 based on the 21-day window to elevate him to the 53-man roster. Derek Carr has played well enough to hang on to the starting job, and unless something changes, expect to see Carr as the starter for the remainder of the season. Mariota is one of the better backup quarterbacks in the NFL, and should be stashed in dynasty leagues in case something were to happen to Carr.

Category: Injury Updates, Transactions

RB Christian McCaffrey (ankle) is not expected to return Sunday’s Week 7 contest against the Saints. (Source: Tom Pelissero on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: McCaffrey will most likely miss his fifth consecutive game due to a high-ankle sprain. He is close, but the Panthers are being cautious with their star RB. Panthers’ HC Matt Rhule recently said that he is unsure if “McCaffrey will return this week, next week, or the week after.” Carolina is set to face the Falcons Thursday the following week, it’s possible CMC could return by then. Mike Davis will continue to serve as the Panthers’ starting running back while McCaffrey is sidelined.

Category: Injury Updates

The Los Angeles Rams have signed former Dallas, Washington, and Minnesota K Kai Forbath. (Source: Los Angeles Rams on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Forbath was cut earlier in the season by the Cowboys. He’ll come in and compete with rookie Sam Sloman, who has now missed a kick (either field goal or PAT) in five of six games this season.

Category: Transactions

WR Sterling Shepard (toe) returned to practice Tuesday and could play in Thursday’s contest against the Eagles. (Source: Mike Garafolo on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Shepard is expected to return from injured reserve on Tuesday and could play Thursday Night Football against the Eagles. He hasn’t played since Week 2’s loss to the Bears due to a toe injury. Shepard will give Daniel Jones another weapon and most likely split targets with Golden Tate, Darius Slayton and Evan Engram if active for Thursday’s game.

Category: Injury Updates

After missing Week 6 due to injury, Steelers WR Diontae Johnson (back) is scheduled to take part in practice Wednesday, per head coach Mike Tomlin. (Source: Brooke Pryor on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: This is big news for Johnson, who had been missing Wednesday practices all season with a minor toe injury. Apparently he has overcome both his toe and back injuries enough to be a go at practice tomorrow. He could still be listed as questionable for Week 7 against the Titans, but Johnson is certainly trending in the right direction.

Category: Injury Updates

Chase Edmonds rushed five times for 23 yards and caught 1-of-2 targets for an additional six yards in Week 6 against Dallas.

Fantasy Impact: It was a positive gamescript the entire night for Arizona, and they just kept feeding Kenyan Drake, who finished the game with 164 yards and two touchdowns. Expect Edmonds to be more involved when the Cardinals take on the Seahawks in Week 7, when he'll likely be utilized much more for his pass-catching ability than he was in a Week 6 blowout. Consider Edmonds a flex play next weekend.

Category: Game Recaps

Christian Kirk saw just three targets in Week 6, but managed to turn that into 86 yards and two touchdowns in a 38-10 win over the Cowboys.

Fantasy Impact: Kirk took a flip pass from Kyler Murray for his first touchdown, and then got loose deep for his second TD of 80 yards. He's now averaging 82 yards and a score in his last two games, and seems to be developing a nice chemistry with Murray. Kirk should be considered a WR3 in a matchup with the Seattle Seahawks in Week 7.

Category: Game Recaps

DeAndre Hopkins caught just 2-of-8 targets for 73 yards in a Week 6 win over the Cowboys.

Fantasy Impact: Kyler Murray completed just nine passes the entire game, so this was a weird game for all the Cardinals pass-catchers. Hopkins managed to salvage his night with a 60-yard catch-and-run, otherwise it would have been a real dud. Look for the All-Pro wideout to redeem himself in a very favorable matchup in Week 7 against the Seahawks.

Category: Game Recaps

Bengals wide receiver John Ross recently approached the team about trading him ahead of the league's trade deadline, according to a report from NFL insider Mike Garafolo. Garafolo adds that Ross's agent confirmed that they have inquired about a trade but that those discussions have not gone very far as of yet. (Source: Mike Garafolo on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Ross is a former first round pick but has just two receptions for 17 yards while playing in three of the team's six games this season. In Week 6, he played exactly one snap on offense. He is still just 24 years old and boasts elite speed, but his production in Cincinnati has been inconsistent at best through his first four seasons. He is a free agent after the 2020 season.

Category: Rumors

The Miami Dolphins are naming Tua Tagovailoa their starting quarterback, according to a report from NFL insider Adam Schefter. Ryan Fitzpatrick will back up Tagovailoa when he starts in Week 8 against the Rams. The Dolphins have a bye week in Week 7. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Tagovailoa was the fifth overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft, but he was also recovering from a serious hip injury during his final season at Alabama and watched veteran Ryan Fitzpatrick lead the Dolphins to a 3-3 record through the team's first six games. Tagovailoa made his debut against the Jets in mop-up duty in Week 6, and he will be a popular waiver-wire target in all formats this week given his potential.

Kenyan Drake rushed 20 times for 164 yards and two touchdowns in a 38-10 win over the Cowboys on Monday Night Football in Week 6.

Fantasy Impact: Drake popped a long 69-yard touchdown run to seal it on Monday night, but also looked great throughout the game. He came just two yards shy of his career-high in rush yards in a game (166). As long as the Cardinals stay in games, Drake should continue to be the feature back, with Chase Edmonds operating in a change-of-pace role on passing situations. Drake played on 68% of the snaps Monday night, which has been close to his average in every game this season. Fire him up as a solid RB2 in a matchup against the Seahawks in Week 7.

Category: Game Recaps