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Le'Veon Bell will continue his holdout through Week 8 according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Bell is going to hold out through next Tuesday's trade deadline. It's unclear what will happen after that, but one has to assume he'll be back shortly. If Bell doesn't report after Week 10 then he will not be able to become a free agent at season's end. In the meantime James Conner will be an RB1 versus the Browns this week.

Kenny Stills (groin) has been ruled out for Miami's Week 8 game versus the Houston Texans. (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: Miami will also be without Albert Wilson, which makes the Houston defense an exciting fantasy play. It's unclear if Stills will be ready for Week 9, but either way he can be dropped in most leagues.

Category: Injury Updates

The Jaguars have released running back Jamaal Charles. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Charles saw just eight touches through two games. His release creates room on the roster for Carlos Hyde. T.J. Yeldon and Hyde will split touches until Leonard Fournette returns.

Category: Transactions

Marshawn Lynch placed on IR

Mon, Oct 22nd 5:57pm EDT
By Anthony Cervino

ESPN's Field Yates is reporting the Oakland Raiders have placed RB Marshawn Lynch (groin) on the injured reserve list. (Source: Field Yates on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: An expected move, Lynch was placed on the injured reserve list on Monday, likely ending his season with a groin injury. With Lynch out, Doug Martin is expected to step into Lynch's role as the Raiders' featured back. However, it wouldn't surprise me to see Jalen Richard get more involved in the offense as well. Richard has played well in the pseudo-Chris Thompson role in John Gruden's offense and it could expand moving forward. Both Richard and Martin should be added in all fantasy formats.

Category: Injury Updates

Maurice Harris caught all three of his targets for 22 yards on Sunday against the Cowboys.

Fantasy Impact: Despite the lack of receiving options for the Redskins, no receiver in Washington had anything close to a fantasy-relevant game. Harris isn't an option in nearly any week, but especially if/when Paul Richardson and Jamison Crowder return, he won't be on the fantasy radar whatsoever.

Category: Game Recaps

Adam Humphries reeled in four of eight targets for 37 yards in the Bucs' overtime win against the Browns.

Fantasy Impact: Humphries continues to be involved, with at least three catches in four straight games. But he's no better than the fifth option in the Bucs' passing attack, keeping him outside the range of relevant receivers in all but the deepest of leagues.

Category: Game Recaps

Trent Taylor caught one of three targets for six yards on Sunday against the Rams.

Fantasy Impact: Taylor missed the 49ers' last game against the Packers with a back issue, but was able to suit up this time. Although he had a poor effort, he did torch the 49ers' Week 8 opponent, the Cardinals, for 61 yards and a score in the teams' last meeting in Week 5.

Category: Game Recaps

Kendrick Bourne failed to bring in his lone target on Sunday against the Rams.

Fantasy Impact: Bourne is far from fantasy-relevant at this stage of the season, though he did have at least 22 yards receiving in four straight games prior to this dud. Absent several injuries, Bourne should be ignored in fantasy.

Category: Game Recaps

Josh Allen out again Week 8

Mon, Oct 22nd 4:41pm EDT
By Blaine Blontz

Josh Allen will be out again for Week 8's contest against the Patriots. Buffalo will start Derek Anderson again in his place. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Allen remains out with the elbow injury, and it's not clear when the rookie will return. Buffalo is unlikely to rush him back, and even when he does return Allen isn't fantasy relevant outside of 2QB or superflex leagues.

Category: Injury Updates

Kyle Juszczyk lost five yards on his lone carry on Sunday against the Rams, but added two receptions for 18 yards.

Fantasy Impact: With a negative game script, Juszczyk looked like he would be more involved. But with Raheem Mostert's ascension, Juszczyk looks to have lost even his passing down's role.

Category: Game Recaps

Ryan Tannehill will be out for Week 8's game against the Texans. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: This isn't a surprise given Tannehill was sidelined Week 7 and he's entering a short week with the Thursday night game. Tannehill's future continues to be in doubt, per reports that surfaced last week. He's due a lot of money in 2019, and he hasn't shown much thus far. He's certainly not fantasy-relevant in 1QB leagues at this point.

Category: Injury Updates

Josh Adams gained 17 yards on four carries on Sunday against the Panthers.

Fantasy Impact: With both Corey Clement and Wendell Smallwood ineffective, Adams could see an expanded role going forward. The rookie has shown some explosive ability, so hopefully could get a chance to showcase his talent at some point this season.

Category: Game Recaps

Dwayne Allen didn't receive a target in Sunday's win over the Bears.

Fantasy Impact: There was some expectation that Allen would be more involved Sunday given Rob Gronkowski was inactive, but that certainly wasn't the case. Allen continues to show that he's not going to fit the stereotypical second TE mold in New England given his inability to get on the same page as Tom Brady.

Category: Game Recaps

Phillip Dorsett caught his only target for eight yards in Sunday's win over the Bears.

Fantasy Impact: Given the shootouts that the Patriots have been in the last two weeks, it's not a good sign that Dorsett has only seen one target over the last two games. Given the presence of Josh Gordon and return of Julian Edelman, Dorsett doesn't appear to carry fantasy value at this point.

Category: Game Recaps

Laquon Treadwell caught all three of his targets Week 7 against the Jets.

Fantasy Impact: Treadwell and other receivers were impacted by the wind Sunday, as QB Kirk Cousins was opting for shorter passes, especially as the team handily defeated the Jets. Treadwell has caught three or more passes in each of his games played this season, but he hasn't registered more than four passes or 47 yards in any contest. As such, Treadwell has a steady floor in deeper PPR leagues, but he doesn't have much value outside of that format.

Category: Game Recaps

Doug Marrone stated on Monday that Blake Bortles will remain the Jaguars' starting quarterback. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: This news is great for Bortles and opposing defenses, but that's about all. Cody Kessler was far more effective on Sunday against the Texans, and Bortles has a tough draw in Week 8 against the Eagles. Bortles should be on a short leash yet again, so clearly, fantasy owners have better options this week.

Category: Rumors

Luke Willson caught both of his targets for eight yards Sunday against the Dolphins.

Fantasy Impact: There was hope that Willson would step up as a fantasy-relevant tight end in Detroit, but that hasn't come to fruition. He's now seen eight targets total this season. Even at a shallow position such as TE, Willson isn't fantasy relevant at this point.

Category: Game Recaps

Sean McDermott announced on Monday that Derek Anderson will start for the Bills on Monday night against the Patriots, with Josh Allen set to miss another game with his elbow injury. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Anderson was dreadful against the Colts, so it's hard to expect much better against the Patriots in Week 8. Even in two-quarterback leagues, Anderson does not deserve to be rostered.

Category: Rumors

Brock Osweiler will start on Thursday night against the Texans in place of Ryan Tannehill. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Osweiler has performed capably in Tannehill's absence, throwing five touchdown passes and for more than 600 yards in his two games. Although he'll be without Albert Wilson and perhaps Kenny Stills, the revenge game narrative might factor in. Needless to say, you're not relying on Osweiler absent two-quarterback formats.

Category: Rumors

Ameer Abdullah tallied his first yards of the season Sunday against the Dolphins. He carried once and caught a pass for 13 total yards.

Fantasy Impact: Abdullah was active, but he didn't factor into the game nearly as much as Kerryon Johnson and LeGarrette Blount. And that was with Theo Riddick sidelined due to injury. While Abdullah has flashed in the past, it doesn't look like he's going to be very involved in the Lions' backfield in the near future.

Category: Game Recaps