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Stefon Diggs (groin) practiced fully on Friday but remains listed on the Vikings' injury report as questionable to appear against Philadelphia. (Source: Minnesota Vikings Injury Report)

Fantasy Impact: It's very encouraging to see that Diggs went from taking limited reps at practice Wednesday and Thursday to participating fully on Friday. While groin injuries can linger, Diggs had the benefit of a bye week to rest and will probably see the field Sunday. Assuming he does, fantasy owners can depend on a low flex-level floor for Diggs, making him an attractive option in deeper leagues but a desperation play for standard league owners.

Category: Injury Updates

Dwayne Washington (ankle) has been officially listed as questionable for Sunday's game. (Source: Detroit Lions Injury Report)

Fantasy Impact: Washington took limited reps in practice all week and, as such, will likely see the field Sunday, along with Zach Zenner and a dash of Justin Forsett. He's unlikely to return much fantasy value this weekend but is worth stashing in dynasty leagues.

Category: Injury Updates

Baltimore Ravens tight end Daniel Brown has been released on Saturday to make room for veteran running back Lorenzo Taliaferro, who is returning from the physically unable to perform (PUP) list. (Source: Baltimore Ravens )

Fantasy Impact: Brown only played two games this season, recording no catches. The Ravens TE corp is still fully stocked with Dennis Pitta, Crockett Gillmore and Darren Waller currently on the roster with Nick Boyle still serving out his second suspension.

Category: Transactions

Joe Flacco to play in Week 7

By Anthony Cervino   Sat, Oct 22nd 11:51am EDT


Baltimore Ravens beat writer Jamison Hensley is reporting that QB Joe Flacco (shoulder) "will be active" for Week 7. (Source: Jamison Hensley on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Hensley believes that Flacco will play on Sunday after the team declined to promote David Fales off of the practice squad on Saturday. If Flacco indeed winds up being active for Week 7, he should be considered a high-end QB2 in an extremely favorable matchup against the Jets.

Category: Injury Updates

Austin Seferian-Jenkins has been ruled out for Week 7 due to the ankle injury that also kept him out of last week's game. (Source: ProFootballTalk)

Fantasy Impact: Austin Seferian-Jenkins has gotten off to a slow start with the New York Jets, as he injured his ankle shortly after he started receiving regular snaps. The Jets have not utilized their tight ends at all this year, though it is possible that may change with Geno Smith taking over at quarterback. For now, though, Seferian-Jenkins is, at best, a stash candidate in only very deep leagues with large rosters.

Category: Injury Updates

Braedon Bowman ruled out for Week 7

By Mike Maher   Sat, Oct 22nd 10:16am EDT


Braedon Bowman has been ruled out by the New York Jets due to a lingering knee injury for their Week 7 game against the Baltimore Ravens. (Source: ProFootballTalk)

Fantasy Impact: Braedon Bowman has no fantasy relevance at this point and should not be owned in even the deepest of leagues. With the arrival of Austin Seferian-Jenkins, Bowman may not even be active when he is healthy.

Category: Injury Updates

Darian Thompson with a foot injury has been ruled out of Sunday's game against the Rams.

Fantasy Impact: Darian Thompson on the season has seven tackles.

Category: Injury Updates

Spencer Ware should once again get a full workload in Week 7, as word came out late in the week that Jamaal Charles is questionable for Sunday's game with swelling in his surgically-repaired knee. (Source:

Fantasy Impact: Spencer Ware has been a true sleeper running back this year, emerging as a reliable option while Jamaal Charles recovers from knee surgery. We keep expecting for Charles to take the job back and for Ware to fade into the background, but with each passing week that appears less and less likely. With Charles still not at 100%, Ware is once again a must-start against the New Orleans Saints on Sunday.

Category: Rumors

Jaron Brown "Questionable" for Sunday

By Neil Dutton   Sat, Oct 22nd 3:22am EDT


Cardinals wide receiver Jaron Brown is listed as Questionable for Sunday's clash with the Seahawks. Brown got in a limited practice on Friday. (Source: Darren Urban on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The Cardinals wide receiver corps is a mess at present. Even if Brown plays, his matchup against the Seahawks pretty much destroys any potential fantasy appeal he might have had.

Category: Injury Updates

John Brown has Sickle Cell Trait

By Neil Dutton   Sat, Oct 22nd 3:17am EDT


Cardinals wide receiver John Brown is suffering from pains in his leg due to Sickle Cell Trait, and not hamstring problems as previously thought. He is doubtful for this weekends game against the Seahawks. (Source: Darren Urban on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: It would be a major surprise if Brown were to play, and a huge shock if he were to be effective. Michael Floyd and J.J. Nelson should see increased targets, but neither are viable fantasy starts this week.

Category: Injury Updates

Eric Ebron ruled out for Week 7

By Anthony Cervino   Fri, Oct 21st 4:27pm EDT


Detroit Lions TE Eric Ebron (ankle/ knee) has been ruled out for Week 7. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Ebron, who is considered week-to-week, has been ruled out for the third consecutive game on Sunday against the Redskins. Golden Tate and Anquan Boldin appear to be receiving the additional targets rather than any of the tight ends that are filling in for Ebron. Therefore, Cole Wick, Clay Harbor and Khari Lee should remain far from the fantasy radar in Week 7.

Category: Injury Updates

Theo Riddick ruled out for Week 7

By Anthony Cervino   Fri, Oct 21st 4:14pm EDT


Detroit Lions RB Theo Riddick (ankle) has been ruled out for Week 7. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Riddick will not play for the second consecutive game on Sunday due to an ankle injury. In Riddick's absence last week, Zach Zenner led all Detroit running backs with 77 total yards and could garner a similar workload in this Sunday's matchup against the Redskins. Justin Forsett and Dwayne Washington could also be in the mix for touches which could make for any member of Detroit's backfield difficult to trust for fantasy football purposes in Week 7.

Category: Injury Updates

New York Giants K Josh Brown has been placed on the Reserve/ Commissioner Exempt list on Friday. NFL Network's Ian Rapoport is reporting that Brown is still allowed at the Giants' facility (team permitting) and that he has three days to appeal his placement on the list. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Brown was officially placed on the Commissioner Exempt list on Friday one day after learning that he will not travel with the team to London. On the list, Brown will still be paid by the Giants but is considered a frozen commodity until the league and/ or team make a decision on his future stemming from his latest domestic abuse allegations for acts toward his ex-wife, Molly Bown. The troubled kicker should be dropped in all fantasy football formats as his season and career are now in jeopardy.

Category: Rumors

Kansas City Chiefs beat writer BJ Kissel is reporting that RB Jamaal Charles (knee) experienced "some swelling" in his surgically repaired knee and was limited in Friday's practice. Charles is listed as questionable on the Week 7 injury report as a result of the minor setback. (Source: BJ Kissel on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: It appears that Charles suffered a minor setback this week. He suffered a small amount of swelling in his knee and was limited in Friday's practice. However, Charles should be able to play in Week 7's favorable matchup against the Saints. Charles should be in the mid-range RB2/ Flex conversation until his role grows into a larger capacity as Spencer Ware continues to garner the lion's share of the touches in Kansas City's backfield.

Category: Injury Updates

To update a report from earlier in the week, NFL Insider Josina Anderon is reporting that Buffalo Bills RB LeSean McCoy (hamstring) will be a game-time decision for Week 7. (Source: Josina Anderson on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: McCoy, who was thought to be ruled out for Week 7 via reports on Thursday, will be a game-time decision for Sunday's contest against the Dolphins. Anderson is reporting that the Bills are "are holding out hope and trying to push" McCoy to play on Sunday despite his hamstring injury, which has been a lingering issue for the rusher throughout his career. Mike Gillislee will start in McCoy's potential absence in Week 7 and should be considered a low-end RB2 versus the Dolphins.

Category: Injury Updates

Terrelle Pryor is officially listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Bengals. Pryor suffered a hamstring strain in Week 6 against Tennessee. (Source: Mary Kay Cabot on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Pryor didn't practice all week, including Friday, which is somewhat concerning regarding his Week 7 status. There's still a chance he could play Sunday considering the Browns really need him, but don't count on it. If he plays he can be utilized as a WR3 for Week 7.

Category: Injury Updates

Washington Redskins WR Josh Doctson (Achilles) was placed on the injured reserve list on Friday. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Doctson has been placed on IR due to his lingering Achilles injury that was sustained in the spring. He attempted to play through the ailment, but could not fully heal which ultimately led to his injured reserve designation. Although Doctson is eligible to be activated from the list in Week 15, he will not likely play again in 2016.

Category: Injury Updates

Jordan Reed ruled out for Week 7

By Anthony Cervino   Fri, Oct 21st 1:42pm EDT


Washington Redskins TE Jordan Reed (concussion) has been ruled out for Week 7. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Reed will miss his second consecutive game on Sunday due to a concussion suffered in Week 5. Vernon Davis will likely draw another start in Reed's absence and could be a fine streaming option this week as Kirk Cousins favors the tight end in the red zone.

Category: Injury Updates

Indianapolis Colts WR Philip Dorsett (foot/ hamstring) has been ruled out for Week 7. (Source: Zak Keefer on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The Colts are hurting for pass-catchers in Week 7's contest against the Titans. With three of their top receiving options that include Donte Moncrief, Philip Dorsett and Dwayne Allen ruled out, the Colts will have to rely on Jack Doyle and a young receiving corps to compliment T.Y. Hilton on Sunday. Aside from Doyle and Hilton, Indianapolis' inexperienced wideouts should not be trusted for fantasy football purposes in Week 7.

Category: Injury Updates

Dwayne Allen ruled out for Week 7

By Anthony Cervino   Fri, Oct 21st 1:27pm EDT


Indianapolis Colts TE Dwayne Allen (ankle) has been ruled out for Week 7. (Source: Zak Keefer on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Allen's expected absence will open the door for a budding Jack Doyle to start at tight end for the Colts. With Philip Dorsett also sidelined, Doyle could be in line for a vast increase in targets in Week 7. Doyle is a trustable streaming option at the tight end position for fantasy football purposes on Sunday.

Category: Injury Updates