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Jeremy Maclin (shoulder) is back practicing and will play Sunday against the Vikings, barring any setbacks.

Fantasy Impact: Maclin will run the majority of his routes from the slot and possibly evade coverage from Xavier Rhodes. With Mike Wallace (back) ailing and Breshad Perriman (concussion) a DNP, he could be in line for a few more targets Sunday.

Category: Injury Updates


Mike Wallace (back) was limited at Wednesday's practice. With Jeremy Maclin (shoulder) also limited and Breshad Perriman (concussion) listed as DNP, the Ravens could be thin at WR for their coming matchup against the Vikings.

Fantasy Impact: if Wallace is able to play he will likely be shadowed by Xavier Rhodes and that is absolutely a tough matchup.

Category: Injury Updates


Chris Ivory practices in full on Wednesday. The Jacksonville Jaguars face the Indianapolis Colts in Week 7. (Source: Jaguars.com)

Fantasy Impact: Leonard Fournette went down in Week 6 with a leg injury. As of Wednesday, Fournette did not practice. If Fournettes injury was to keep him out of Week 7, Ivory would be in for a big workload in a plus matchup. Ivory should be owned by now but Fournette owners must own Ivory for the fantasy playoff push.

Category: Rumors


Andrew Luck suffers setback

Wed, Oct 18th 4:06pm EDT
By Anthony Cervino

IND

Indianapolis Colts general manager Chris Ballard told the press quarterback Andrew Luck (shoulder) is suffering from soreness in his surgically repaired shoulder. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Luck indeed suffered a setback. Because he is suffering from soreness in his surgically repaired shoulder, he will receive a cortisone shot and rest. As a result, he is not practicing this week. His 2017 debut will yet again be pushed back. Jacoby Brissett will continue to start in Luck's absence.

Category: Injury Updates


Jalen Ramsey has a limited practice with a calf injury on Wednesday. The Jacksonville Jaguars play against the Indianapolis Colts in Week 7. (Source: Jaguars.com)

Fantasy Impact: Ramsey has been on the injury report most of the year dealing with a hamstring issue. This week his injury is on his calf. He is already at limited practice so I would imagine this is precautionary. Keep an eye out for the rest of the week for injury updates.

Category: Injury Updates


Tashaun Gipson was limited in practice on Wednesday with a neck injury. The Jacksonville Jaguars play against the Indianapolis Colts in Week 7. (Source: Jaguars.com)

Fantasy Impact: Gipson showed up on the injury report between Week 6 and Week 7. Neck injuries can be multi-week injuries so I would have a back up plan for your IDP slots. Keep an eye on the rest of the week for updates.

Category: Injury Updates


AJ Bouye misses Wednesday practice with a hamstring injury. The Jacksonville Jaguars play against the Indianapolis Colts in Week 7. (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: Bouye shows up on the injury report between Week 6 and Week 7. I would think this is precautionary sit for their star cornerback. Keep an eye on the rest of the week for injury updates.

Category: Injury Updates


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

Fantasy Impact: Fournette was rolling around in obvious pain at the end of the game against the Los Angeles Rams. Missing Wednesday's practice is common when a player comes down with an injury in the previous game. I wouldn't worry too much at this point but I would do what I could to handcuff Chris Ivory for Week 7.

Category: Injury Updates


Demaryius Thomas did not practice with the team on Wednesday. (Source: Mike Klis on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Thomas was limping around during the Broncos' Week 6 game, but was able to play through the injury, which is believed to be some kind of bruise. Thomas' absence in practice is predictable and there does not appear to be any risk of him missing the game this weekend. With fellow wide out Emmanuel Sanders already ruled out, DT should be in line for another massive target share this week against the Chargers.

Category: Injury Updates


DeShone Kizer has been named the Browns' starting QB for Week 7 by head coach Hue Jackson. Kizer served as the backup to Kevin Hogan in Week 6. (Source: Cleveland Browns on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Kizer gets a nice juicy matchup against the Titans, so perhaps with a few more weeks of practice under his belt, he'll be ready to go. Kizer is not worthy of a start in fantasy, as he'll be too difficult to trust, and does not have enough talented weapons around him to compensate. However, Kizer is an interesting dart throw for GPPs for daily fantasy players, as he will come very cheap. Kizer has upside and is a mobile QB, but does not have an adequate floor to warrant consideration in standard fantasy leagues.

Category: Rumors


The New Orleans Saints promoted RB Daniel Lasco from the practice squad. (Source: Josh Katzenstein on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: He'll add depth to the Saints RB situation, likely a product of the Adrian Peterson trade. He's off the fantasy radar.

Category: Transactions


Kamar Aiken caught two for four targets for 21 yards against the Tennessee Titans.

Fantasy Impact: Aiken out produced T.Y. Hilton, it was that kind of night. Jack Doyle and Donte Moncrief ate up all of the targets coming from Jacoby Brissett. Basically, Kamar Aiken remains an afterthought.

Category: Game Recaps


Texans’ rookie linebacker, Dylan Cole suffered a grade 2 hamstring pull during Houston’s Week 6 win over Cleveland according to sources. (Source: Aaron Wilson on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: When it rains, it pours. The injuries continue to pile up for the Texans’ on the defensive side of the ball. Already without MLB Brian Cushing (concussion/PED suspension), OLB Whitney Mercilus (torn pectoral – I.R.), DE J.J. Watt (tibial plateau fracture – I.R.), and CB Kevin Johnson (sprained MCL), now the Texans lose rookie linebacker Dyan Cole who was helping to replace the loss of Mercilus and Cushing. Cole contributed two tackles and an interception in the Texans’ Week 6 win. It’ll be next man up for Houston when they travel to Seattle in Week 8 after their bye in Week 7.

Category: Injury Updates


NFL Network's Ian Rapoport is reporting Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott has been granted a temporary restraining order from the Southern District Court of New York. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: As a result of the favorable ruling, Elliott will be eligible to play in Sunday's encounter against the 49ers. However, because Elliott's suspension is "stayed for 14 days or until further proceedings," per Rapoport, the troubled rusher's playing status beyond Week 7 remains in uncertain. Facing a weak 49ers defense, Elliott is a top-five fantasy RB for his upcoming matchup.

Category: Injury Updates


It appears that the Dolphins have much better success when running out of two TE sets. Their run average goes to 4.8 YPC as opposed to 2.9 in other sets. (Source: Barry Jackson via Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Jay Ajayi benefits from having Fasano out as a blocker as he can give more than Julius Thomas in that aspect. They used that set more as a result of the loss of DeVante Parker but they should considered staying with it once he returns.


Robert Turbin is expected to miss the rest of the season after suffering an arm injury on Monday according to head coach Chuck Pagano. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: While Turbin held little fantasy value, this does give Marlon Mack owners reason for hope. Mack should now garner more touches in the passing game along with any additional work that Turbin took up in his role. If Mack is available in your league on waivers, he's definitely worth a stash and could be flex-worthy with his big play ability.

Category: Injury Updates


Donte Moncrief caught five of his seven targets against the Titans for 67 yards.

Fantasy Impact: Moncrief, along with the rest of the Colts WRs have struggled this year. He is borderline drop-able for a hot free agent.

Category: Game Recaps


T.Y. Hilton only had one catch for 19 yards in the loss to Tennessee on Monday.

Fantasy Impact: Hilton has had an up and down season, and that can be directly attributed to the QB play of the Colts. Hilton owners have to hope that Luck comes back soon.

Category: Game Recaps


After conflicting reports to start out with over the weekend we have some clear information. Kuechly sits out on Tuesday but Coach Riveria does say "Luke Kuechly is in the concussion protocol and advancing in it." We will add that he had no comment on the report he wasn't concussed. (Source: espn.com)

Fantasy Impact: Fantasy owners should remain on the edge of their seats to receive some further clarification of the situation as the week progresses.

Category: Injury Updates


Ryan Kalil is expected to play in Week 7 after missing the last five games with a neck injury. Kalil will slide back in at center with Tyler Larsen going back to the bench. (Source: Steve Reed on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Kalil brings an upgrade to the Panthers o-line for Week 7 against the Bears. Christian McCaffrey is a RB1 in PPR formats this week with a plus matchup while Jonathan Stewart is near the RB2/3 range.

Category: Injury Updates