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Kareem Hunt failed to score for the fourth consecutive game in Week 7, but did extend his streak of 100+ total yards in each game this season as he gained 117 combined yards on Thursday. Hunt rushed 18 times for 87 yards and caught all four of his targets for 30 yards.

Fantasy Impact: Four straight weeks without a touchdown is concerning, but the usage is there and the production continues to keep his floor high. The Chiefs host Denver in Week 8 in a matchup that should have Kansas City relying heavily on Hunt once again.

Category: Game Recaps


Bills tight end Charles Clay is making progress in his recovery from from a torn meniscus and could come back this season, coach Sean McDermott said Friday, (Source: Joe Buscaglia)

Fantasy Impact: While the statement is positive on its face, the use of the word "could" in the context of coming back at all this year is a concerning shift in tone. If Clay is still on your roster, your best-case scenario may be getting him back for the fantasy playoffs, so keep that in mind when deciding whether you have the room to spare for him until then, through all the bye weeks. Hopefully, you already have a solid tight end. If not, Clay's backup on the wide-receiver-averse Bills, Nick O'Leary, is a deep sleeper as long as Clay is out.

Category: Injury Updates


Michael Crabtree brought in three of seven targets for 24 yards and a touchdown in Thursday's 31-30 win over the Chiefs.

Fantasy Impact: Crabtree had a subpar game on Thursday night but was able to come through for fantasy owners with the touchdown catch at the end of the game. With Amari Cooper showing up finally, this could mean fewer targets for Crabtree dropping him down to a WR2.

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Amari Cooper brought in 11 of 19 targets for 210 yards and two touchdowns in Thursday's 31-30 win over the Chiefs.

Fantasy Impact: Cooper had a rough start to the season. Over the first six weeks, he had 18 catches on 40 targets and found his way to many fantasy owner's benches. Cooper finally had a breakout game and expect the Raiders to continue to feature the third year wide receiver the rest of the season. Cooper will look to get a hot streak going in next week's road trip to Buffalo.

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The Oakland defense started the game missing some starters and the Chiefs QB Alex Smith did shred them for 342 yards and three TDs but still, the defensive unit played with tremendous passion and made some good plays. On the ground, the Raiders held Kareem Hunt and company to 94 yards, without a score. Newly acquired NaVorro Bowman led the team with 11 tackles, six of those solo. Khalil Mack and Denico Autry were each credited with half a sack. Bowman, Justin Ellis, and Mack each had one TFL. As a unit, they had five QB hits.

Fantasy Impact: This defense will not likely win many awards but they are fun to watch and are developing a typical Raider identity. They play with passion and when the cards are stacked against them they play even harder.

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Derek Carr led a thrilling comeback win against the Chiefs while completing 29-of-52 passes for 417 yards, including three touchdowns and zero interceptions. Carr also added 15 yards on one rushing attempt.

Fantasy Impact: What a difference a week makes. Carr bounced back from a poor performance in Week 6 to pass for a season-high 417 yards, including a game winning touchdown pass to Michael Crabtree. Carr was far from efficient against the Chiefs, completing just 56 percent of his passes but no one can complain about his fantasy numbers. Unlike weeks prior, Carr was was very aggressive in this game and consistently attempted to throw the ball downfield. Carr looked to also finally rekindle his connection with star WR Amari Cooper, who had struggled mightily up to this point. The Chiefs' secondary is not a good group outside of Marcus Peters so it may be a little premature to say Carr is back to QB1 status. However, there is no doubting his talent and this performance against the Chiefs is a positive sign of things to come. Carr will have a tough match up on the road against the Bills in Week 8.

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DeAndre Washington turned concern into an afterthought as he stepped up after Marshawn Lynch's ejection and had nine carries for 33 yards and a score as well as three receptions on four targets for another seven yards. The Raiders won 31-30 on the final play with no time left on the clock.

Fantasy Impact: Washington looked fantastic on his TD run, practically bowling over defenders. He and Jalen Richard need to have a bigger role if Oakland is honest in their assessment.

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Jalen Richard took the opportunity created by Marshawn Lynch's early exit and enjoyed a productive outing. He had nine carries for 31 yards, a 3.4 average, and had four receptions on four targets for another 45 yards, an 11.3 average. The game was won by Oakland, 31-30 over the Chiefs with no time left on the clock.

Fantasy Impact: What's apparent is that Richard and DeAndre Washington need to play more with Marshawn Lynch playing as their backup but that might be unlikely.

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Marshawn Lynch ended his night in the second quarter, the result of a late hit by Chiefs DB Marcus Peters on Raider QB Derek Carr. Pushing and shoving ensued between players from both teams and in the process Lynch pushed a game official which led to his ejection. For the night, he had two carries for nine yards.

Fantasy Impact: Nobody can fault Lynch for defending his quarterback but fantasy owners are left holding the bag again. He has just not been able to produce consistently all season despite the preseason hype and his cost in drafts. Hopefully, he can get things turned around next week in Buffalo.

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Jalen Ramsey gets in a limited practice on Thursday. The Jacksonville Jaguars face the Indianapolis Colts in Week 7. (Source: Jaguars.com)

Fantasy Impact: Ramsey did not progress to a full practice from Wednesday to Thursday. There is still a small amount of concern of his status for Week 7. Keep in tuned of the injury reports for Friday.

Category: Injury Updates


Tashaun Gipson gets in limited practice on Thursday. The Jacksonville Jaguars face the Indianapolis Colts in Week 7. (Source: Jaguars.com)

Fantasy Impact: Gipson began dealing with this neck injury after Week 6. Its good to see him practicing at any capacity. Gipson's injury will need to be monitored throughout the week.

Category: Injury Updates


Mike Wallace (back) said Thursday that his 'back was a little sore' but that he plans to suit up against the Vikings Sunday. He was listed as a DNP on Thursday's injury report.

Fantasy Impact: Wallace is a gamer, he's missed only one game over nine seasons, and he will likely suit up to face Vikings shutdown man Xavier Rhoades. Jeremy Maclin is in line for an uptick in targets against the 18th ranked pass defense of the Vikes.

Category: Injury Updates


AJ Bouye gets a limited practice in on Thursday. The Jacksonville Jaguars play against the Indianapolis Colts in Week 7. (Source: Jaguars.com )

Fantasy Impact: This is goods news for Bouye's injury. As long as he doesn't have setbacks in the week, Bouye should be ready to go in a plus matchup against Jacoby Brissett and the Colts.

Category: Injury Updates


Leonard Fournette did not practice on Thursday. The Jacksonville Jaguars play the Indianapolis Colts in Week 7. (Source: Jaguars.com)

Fantasy Impact: Fournette is still resting his ankle injury from Week 6. If Friday's practice comes and he still isn't practicing, I would be concerned and look for alternatives.

Category: Injury Updates


Jim Wyatt on Twitter reports TE Delanie Walker was limited in Thursday's practice with a calf injury. (Source: Jim Wyatt on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Delaine Walker is now listed as questionable for this week's match up against the Browns with a calf injury. It's a great match up for the struggling TE. If he is playing Sunday he is a must start.

Category: Injury Updates


Demaryius Thomas returned to practice on Thursday, wearing a compression sleeve on his bruised calf. (Source: Zac Stevens on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: As expected, Demaryius Thomas is going to play this Sunday. Fantasy owners should fire him up with confidence in a game against in which Thomas has two factors working in his favor - a soft Philadelphia pass defense and the absence of some other Broncos WRs, notably Emmanuel Sanders.

Category: Injury Updates


Kelvin Benjamin missed both Thursday and Wednesday's practice due to a knee injury. Benjamin's status is not looking so good this week and an official status should be provided on Friday. (Source: Bill Volt on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: If Benjamin misses this game, Ed Dickson and Devin Funchess will see a boost in the passing game along with scat-back Christian McCaffrey. Funchess would be a WR2 in Week 7 if Benjamin is out.

Category: Injury Updates


Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll told reporters that C.J. Prosise (ankle) is expected to play against the Giants in Week 7. Prosise, who hasn't played since Week 3, saw his first practice on Wednesday. (Source: Curtis Crabtree)

Fantasy Impact: Prosise should see most of the receptions out of the backfield, possibly sending J.D. McKissic to the bench. Regardless, Prosise needs a prove it game before he's started.

Category: Injury Updates


Kwon Alexander has practiced in full, which should mean he’ll be able to play on Sunday vs. the Buffalo Bills. The hamstring injury he suffered in Week 1is likely now fully healed. (Source: bucsnation.com)

Fantasy Impact: Alexander has not played any meaningful snaps to date, vaulting rookie Kendell Beckwith into relevancy. With Lavonte David returning last week and Alexander being ready to go, Beckwith fantasy owners should be concerned. He'll likely be relegated back to the strong side linebacker position which in turn will probably mean he'll no longer receive the every-down player status. His fantasy ride to stardom may be coming to an end.


Kurt Coleman, who’s missed the last two games with a sprained knee (MCL), returned to practice and could be on track to play Week 7. (Source: charlotteobserver.com)

Fantasy Impact: Good news for his fantasy owners if Coleman can go as projected. His matchup vs. Chicago should result in a good week for fantasy owners as they rank first in points allowed to safeties.

Category: Injury Updates