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Josh Norman (hamstring) was sidelined at Thursday's practice. (Source: Buffalo Bills PR on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Norman has yet to practice this week after missing last Sunday's Week 7 game against the Jets. The veteran corner needs a "limited" session on Friday to have a chance at suiting up against the Patriots.

Category: Injury Updates


Bills WR John Brown (knee) was a full participant in Thursday's practice. (Source: Buffalo Bills on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Brown also practiced in full on Wednesday, which means he is set to return in Week 8 against the Patriots. Brown's presence will also be a boost to Josh Allen, who has struggled over the past few weeks.

Category: Injury Updates


Eagles wide receiver Jalen Reagor will play on Sunday against the Dallas Cowboys, according to NFL insider Geoff Mosher. Reagor has been out since suffering a thumb injury that required surgery in the team's Week 2 game against the Los Angeles Rams. (Source: Geoff Mosher on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Reagor has not played since Week 2 against the Rams, and the Eagles have once again turned to former practice squad players to fill in with DeSean Jackson and Alshon Jeffery also missing time. Reagor should step right in as a starter on Sunday, though it's not known if he will be able to handle a full workload in his first game back. It's more likely that Reagor rotates with John Hightower and plays something like 50-75% of the team's offensive snaps, depending on how close the game is in the second half.

Category: Injury Updates


Saints WR Michael Thomas (ankle, hamstring) returned to practice on Thursday. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: Suddenly, Thomas now has a chance of suiting up in Week 8 against the Bears. His return would be a welcomed one by fantasy managers as the stud wideout hasn't played since the opening weekend of the season. It'll be crucial to monitor Friday's injury report.

Category: Injury Updates


Eagles wide receiver Alshon Jeffery missed practice again on Thursday as he continues to recover from a calf injury. Jeffery's surgically-repaired foot has been cleared for practice, but he picked up a calf injury a couple of weeks ago and has yet to make his season debut in 2020. (Source: Eagles on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: Jeffery has been on the active roster for the entire season but has yet to play in a game and has barely practiced. He has reportedly made great progress on his foot injury, but it is this new calf injury that is now holding him back. He is unlikely to play in Sunday's game against the Cowboys but could return in Week 10 against the Giants after the team's Week 9 bye if he avoids any setbacks. With Jeffery still out and DeSean Jackson landing on injured reserve, the Eagles' wide receivers on Sunday should be Jalen Reagor, who is expected to return from thumb surgery, Travis Fulgham, Greg Ward, John Hightower, J.J. Arcega-Whiteside, and Quez Watkins.

Category: Injury Updates


The Panthers did not officially activate RB Christian McCaffrey (ankle) off injured reserve. He is ineligible to play in Thursday’s contest against the Falcons. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: McCaffrey will not play in Thursday’s contest against the Falcons. His next chance to play will be November 8th against the Chiefs. CMC was cleared to practice this week, but the Panthers want to ensure their star RB is 100 percent healthy. Mike Davis will continue to start in CMC’s place and is surefire RB1 in Week 8’s matchup against a bad Falcons defense.

Category: Injury Updates


Broncos WR Tim Patrick (hamstring) is absent from Thursday's practice. (Source: Ryan O'Halloran on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Patrick left the Broncos' Week 7 game against the Chiefs with the injury. He needs to at least get in a "limited" session on Friday to have a chance at suiting up against the Chargers.

Category: Injury Updates


Vikings RB Dalvin Cook (groin) was a limited participant at practice again on Thursday. (Source: Minnesota Vikings on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Cook was limited Wednesday as well and he’s trending in the right direction to play Sunday vs. the Packers. Friday’s injury report will be telling to see if Cook can log a full practice ahead of Week 8.

Category: Injury Updates


RB Phillip Lindsay (concussion) returned to practice Thursday. (Source: Pro Football Talk on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Lindsay suffered a concussion in Sunday's Week 7 loss to the Chiefs. He did not participate in practice on Wednesday, but will be going through individual drills on Thursday. Lindsay is making progress and will have to clear concussion protocol in order to suit up Week 8. The 26-year-old RB missed three games earlier this season due to a toe injury.

Category: Injury Updates


Colts TE Mo Alie-Cox (knee) returned to practice on Thursday. (Source: George Bremer on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Alie-Cox missed the Colts' Week 6 game and then had their Week 7 bye to rest up. He's trending towards returning this Sunday against the Lions, but he isn't very fantasy relevant as a part-time player right now.

Category: Injury Updates


Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports that Cowboys QB Ben DiNucci is likely to start in Week 8 against the Eagles. (Source: Tom Pelissero on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Andy Dalton is still in the league's concussion protocol and didn't practice on Thursday. DiNucci's presence lowers both the ceiling and the floor of every fantasy-relevant Cowboys player. Meanwhile, the Philadelphia Eagles D/ST should be fired up as a top-five option on Sunday Night Football.


Packers WR Allen Lazard (core) is practicing for the second straight day on Thursday. (Source: Rob Demovsky on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Lazard is technically still on IR but the 21-day window to activate him has begun. There's a small chance he could suit up for Week 8 against the Vikings, but Week 9 is probably more realistic.

Category: Injury Updates


Ravens RB Mark Ingram II (ankle) did not participate in practice again on Thursday. (Source: Jamison Hensley on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Ingram has now missed two straight days of practice as he recovers from an ankle injury sustained in Week 6. It’s looking like he’ll likely miss the Ravens’ Week 8 game against the Steelers, which means it’ll be Gus Edwards and rookie J.K. Dobbins shouldering the workload. Expect Edwards to get the first crack at it on early downs, and Dobbins to be utilized as the complementary and change-of-pace back on Sunday. The Steelers have been really tough against opposing RBs, so both Edwards and Dobbins aren’t more than low-upside RB2s even if Ingram is ultimately ruled out.

Category: Injury Updates


Green Bay Packers RB Aaron Jones not taking part in Thursday's practice. (Source: Tom Silverstein on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Fears are inching towards reality for fantasy managers as it's becoming more and more unlikely Jones will play this Sunday against the Vikings. He has yet to practice this week and the coaching staff has said they will be extremely cautious with their star running back. If Jones doesn't go, expect RB2 numbers from Jamaal Williams against a reeling Minnesota defense.

Category: Injury Updates


Eagles RB Miles Sanders (knee) did not participate in practice for a second-consecutive day on Thursday. (Source: Dave Zangaro on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Sanders is looking more and more doubtful for Week 8 as he has yet to hit the practice field this week. He’ll have to log at least a limited session on Friday if he wants to have a chance at suiting up Sunday night against the Cowboys. If he can’t go, Boston Scott will once again handle the workload, and should be considered a borderline-RB1 based on his extremely favorable matchup against the Cowboys.

Category: Injury Updates


Bengals RB Joe Mixon (foot) remains sidelined from Thursday’s practice. (Source: Ben Baby on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Mixon now looks unlikely to play in Week 8 following two straight missed practices. He needs at least a "limited" session on Friday to have a chance at suiting up against the Titans. Meanwhile, Gio Bernard will once again be an RB2 if Mixon can't go.

Category: Injury Updates


WR Sammy Watkins (hamstring) won’t practice Thursday. (Source: Matt McMullen on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: Watkins has now missed back-to-back practices due to a hamstring injury. He hasn’t played since Sunday’s Week 5 loss to the Raiders. Watkins is questionable at best and would need to practice on Friday to have any shot of suiting up Week 8. If Watkins is ruled out, Mecole Hardman and Demarcus Robinson would continue to see expanded roles.

Category: Injury Updates


WR Julian Edelman is absent from Thursday's practice and expected to miss some time, per Jeff Howe of the Athletic. He recently had surgery on his knee that had been bothering him all season. (Source: Jeff Howe of the Athletic )

Fantasy Impact: Edelman's knee injury is not expected to cost him the season. His surgery was a standard procedure and it is unclear how much time Edelman will miss. He will most likely be ruled out for Sunday's contest against the Bills. Former first-round pick N'Keal Harry is also dealing with a concussion. This leaves Damiere Byrd, Gunner Olszewski and Jakobi Meyers as the only healthy Patriot wide receivers.

Category: Injury Updates


Andy Dalton (concussion) won’t participate in practice Thursday, but was at the team’s QB meeting, said Cowboys’ HC Mike McCarthy. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Dalton suffered a concussion in Sunday’s Week 7 loss to the Washington Football Team. He is in concussion protocol and missed practice for the second consecutive day. Dalton has made progress from his concussion, but will have to be cleared If he has any shot of suiting up in Sunday’s Week 8 contest against the Eagles. Rookie QB Ben DiNucci would draw the start if Dalton is ruled out.

Category: Injury Updates


Jets WR Jamison Crowder (groin) will be limited in practice on Thursday. (Source: Ethan Greenberg on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Crowder missed Week 7 with the groin injury, and he’ll likely be limited throughout this week of practice leading up the Jets’ Week 8 game against the Chiefs. If Crowder suits up, he should be a target monster in a game the Jets will be playing catch-up in throughout. If he can’t go again, look for Denzel Mims and Braxton Berrios to both play a large role in the passing game.

Category: Injury Updates