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Alvin Kamara is dealing with an ankle issue that will limit him in practice this week. (Source: Tom Pelissero on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The ankle issue Kamara is dealing with is a "high ankle issue," which is more serious than a normal ankle injury. He battled through the ankle injury as well as a knee issue during Sunday's win over Jacksonville. Kamara believes he has a shot to play in Sunday's Week 7 matchup against the Bears, but his status is unclear at the moment. Latavius Murray would lead the Saints backfield if Kamara were to to sit out.

Category: Injury Updates


Ryan Tannehill has been informed that he will start on Sunday against the Chargers. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: It's quite a fall from grace for Marcus Mariota, who was benched mid-game against the Broncos despite throwing only his first two interceptions of the season in the game. Tannehill performed admirably in relief on Sunday, completing 13-of-16 passes for 144 yards with an interception. But he's relevant only as a bye-week replacement in two-quarterback leagues for now.


Jalen Ramsey dealt to the Rams

Tue, Oct 15th 7:47pm EDT
By Brad Camara

The Jaguars have traded cornerback Jalen Ramsey to the Rams in exchange for two first round picks in 2020 and 2021 and a fourth round pick in 2021. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: The Rams dealt Marcus Peters earlier today to the Ravens and the team decided to replace him with star CB Jalen Ramsey. If he can come back from his back injury, his first game would be Sunday against Atlanta. The Rams have the advantage of a fifth year option on his rookie contract which goes through the 2020 season. With the Rams in win-now mode, Ramsey will help get them back into the mix at the top of the NFC.

Category: Transactions


The Rams traded Marcus Peters to the Ravens in exchange for linebacker Kenny Young and a 2020 fifth round pick on Tuesday. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: Peters should start opposite cornerback Marlon Humphrey with Jimmy Smith dealing with an MCL injury. The move gives the Ravens much needed depth in the secondary. With Peters dealt and Aqib Talib (ribs) on the IR, The Rams will be without their CB duo that started 18 games for them last season.

Category: Transactions


Chris Thompson is dealing with a turf toe injury and might be missing some time in the Washington backfield. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: The next three games for the Washington Redskins are absolutely brutal for running backs. Thompson would have faced San Francisco, Minnesota and then Buffalo prior to their Bye in Week 10. Fantasy owners could drop Thompson if needed and pick up a popular handcuff like Tony Pollard, Benny Snell Jr., or Alexander Mattison.

Category: Injury Updates


Za’Darius Smith ended Monday’s win over the Lions with five total tackles (three solo) and one sack.

Fantasy Impact: Za’Darius Smith is currently siting one sack behind Preston Smith for the team lead and ’sack king.’ Both Smith’s are worth rostering in IDP leagues for their individual ability to get to the QB.

Category: Game Recaps


Preston Smith finished Monday’s win over the Lions with four total tackles and 1.5 sacks.

Fantasy Impact: Smith is the team lead in sacks with seven through Week 6. He is worth rostering in most IDP leagues, especially in deeper formats.

Category: Game Recaps


Damon Harrison finished Monday’s loss to the Packers with three total tackles and one sack.

Fantasy Impact: Harrison has only racked up 13 total tackles and two sacks through Week 6. He can be left on waivers in most leagues.

Category: Game Recaps


Tracy Walker submitted another impressive performance during Monday’s loss to the Packers finishing with seven total tackles (five solo).

Fantasy Impact: Tracy Walker leads all Lions in tackles with 43 (37 solo) through Week 6 of the season. If available, he should be picked up off of waivers. In deeper formats, Walker is a solid starter on a weekly basis.

Category: Game Recaps


A’Shawn Robinson finished Monday’s 23-22 loss to the Packers with seven total tackles (five solo) and a forced fumble.

Fantasy Impact: Robinson is currently third on the team in total tackles (19) through Week 6. He should be left on waivers in most leagues, but his performance Monday night warrants keeping him on fantasy radars moving forward.

Category: Game Recaps


Detroit Lions D/ST came up with two fumble recoveries, an interception, and a sack in the Lions’ 23-22 loss to the Packers on Monday.

Fantasy Impact: The Lions’ defense handled Aaron Rodgers and Co. effectively early on in the game, though the Packers stormed back, hanging 23 on Detroit and ultimately winning the game. A matchup against a quality Vikings defense in Week 7 will be a tall task for this defensive group.

Category: Game Recaps


Matt Prater made all five of his field goal attempts and his lone extra-point attempt in the Lions’ 23-22 loss to the Packers on Monday.

Fantasy Impact: Prater was the Lions’ offense on Monday, scoring 15 of the team’s 22 points in the loss. He’s a quality option at kicker on a weekly basis.

Category: Game Recaps


Jesse James caught his lone target for eight yards in the Lions’ 23-22 loss to the Packers on Monday.

Fantasy Impact: It was the same old story for James, who continues to be a non-factor in Detroit. He needs to be left on the waiver wire in almost any sized league.

Category: Game Recaps


T.J. Hockenson corralled four of six targets for 21 yards in the Lions’ 23-22 loss to the Packers on Monday.

Fantasy Impact: Hockenson had another quiet game in Monday’s loss, going for a meager 21 yards. He hasn’t eclipsed 30 yards receiving since his Week 1 blowup, and he’s impossible to trust in 12-team leagues.

Category: Game Recaps


Marvin Jones caught two of five targets for 17 yards in the Lions’ 23-22 loss to the Packers on Monday.

Fantasy Impact: Jones crashed to earth in this one, accounting for just 17 yards. Given the strength of Green Bay’s secondary, better days are likely ahead for Jones who will look to bounce back next week against Minnesota.

Category: Game Recaps


Kenny Golladay brought in five of nine targets for 121 yards in the Lions’ 23-22 loss to the Packers on Monday.

Fantasy Impact: Golladay led the team in receiving by a comfortable margin, accounting for nearly half of Matthew Stafford’s passing yards. Golladay’s target share and big-play upside will keep him on the WR2 map moving forward.

Category: Game Recaps


J.D. McKissic rushed three times for four yards and caught two passes for seven yards in the Lions’ 23-22 loss to the Packers on Monday.

Fantasy Impact: McKissic is merely the change-of-pace back in the Lions’ offense. He doesn’t warrant fantasy consideration outside of deeper leagues.

Category: Game Recaps


Kerryon Johnson rushed 13 times for 34 yards and a touchdown, adding two receptions for 27 yards in the Lions’ 23-22 loss to the Packers on Monday.

Fantasy Impact: Though Johnson continues to operate as the bellcow, his efficiency continues to leave fantasy owners wanting more. He racked up only 61 yards, but his touchdown made the performance worthwhile. Next up, he'll take on Minnesota in Week 7.

Category: Game Recaps


Matthew Stafford completed 18 of 32 pass attempts for 265 yards, adding three carries for nine yards in the Lions’ 23-22 loss to the Packers on Monday.

Fantasy Impact: Stafford didn't turn the ball over, but he couldn't get the Lions on the board with his arm in this game. It was an understandably tough afternoon against a strong Green Bay defense, and another divisional matchup awaits in Week 7 with a game against the Vikings.

Category: Game Recaps


Aaron Rodgers completed 24 of 39 pass attempts for 283 yards, two TDs, and an INT, adding three carries for 10 yards in the Packers’ 23-22 win over the Lions on Monday.

Fantasy Impact: Rodgers didn't have a huge game from an efficiency or a yardage standpoint, but his two touchdowns and 283 yards were enough to make him an effective fantasy play in Week 6. He could be poised for a huge game in Week 7 against the Raiders.

Category: Game Recaps