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Adam Thielen (hamstring) exited Sunday’s Week 7 contest against the Lions with an apparent hamstring injury. He is questionable to return. (Source: Tom Pelissero on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Thielen made a catch in the back of the end zone after banging his head and skidding into the barricade. He appears to have injured his right hamstring and is questionable to return.

Category: Injury Updates


Will Fuller left Sunday’s game against the Colts and is being evaluated for a hamstring injury. (Source: Texans PR on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: With Fuller questionable to return, DeAndre Hopkins might finally have a big game this week. The Texans will look to get Kenny Stills and Keke Coutee more involved if Fuller remains out.

Category: Injury Updates


Xavien Howard inactive Week 7

Sun, Oct 20th 12:00pm EDT
By Mike Maher

Dolphins cornerback Xavien Howard is inactive for the team's Week 7 matchup against the Buffalo Bills as he continues to recover from a knee injury. (Source: NFL.com)

Fantasy Impact: Howard practiced this week and was on track to play, but the team is opting to hold him out for at least one more week.

Category: Transactions


Giants tight end Evan Engram is officially active for the team's Week 7 matchup against the Arizona Cardinals. (Source: NFL.com)

Fantasy Impact: Engram missed last week but practiced this week and is set to return from his knee injury. With Sterling Shepard still out, he should be one of the top targets for rookie quarterback Daniel Jones on Sunday.

Category: Transactions


Josh Norman won’t play the unbeaten 49ers today and will sit because of a thigh injury. (Source: Ben Standig on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: Quinton Dunbar and Fabian Moreau will be gaining more playing time with Norman sitting. Dunbar is the better IDP play today. Jimmy Garoppolo and the San Francisco passing attack could be in for a nice day.


Todd Gurley (quad) is listed as active for Sunday's game against the Falcons. (Source: NFL.com)

Fantasy Impact: Gurley didn't carry an injury designation for Sunday's game in Atlanta and there's no surprise he is active. Gurley and Darrell Henderson will lead the Rams rushing attack Week 7. Fire up Gurley as an RB1 in a fantastic matchup against a struggling Falcons defense.

Category: Injury Updates


Newly-acquired cornerback Jalen Ramsey is active for the team's Week 7 matchup against the Falcons in Atlanta. (Source: NFL.com)

Fantasy Impact: Ramsey was only just acquired earlier in the week but is set to start for the Rams. It is unclear if he will play every down or if the Rams will simplify their defense at all in order to incorporate him this week, but he appears to be completely healed from the mystery back injury that plagued him for his last few weeks in Jacksonville.

Category: Transactions


As expected, Giants running back Saquon Barkley is set to make his return in the team's Week 7 matchup against the Arizona Cardinals. (Source: NFL.com)

Fantasy Impact: Barkley practiced in full this week and did not carry an injury designation heading into the weekend. Still, he is only a few weeks removed from a high ankle sprain and has made an incredible recovery. He returns to RB1 status and has a favorable matchup against the Arizona defense this week.

Category: Transactions


Malcolm Brown (ankle) will not play Sunday as the Rams take on the Falcons in Atlanta. (Source: Lindsey Thiry on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: Brown sitting Week 7 is not a surprise as his ankle injury hindered him all week. This move paves the way for rookie Darrell Henderson Jr. to be the backup to Todd Gurley. Henderson should be picked up in all leagues as he could use today to cement a role in the Rams offense.


Dede Westbrook (shoulder) is listed as active for Sunday's game against the Bengals. (Source: Jacksonville Jaguars on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Westbrook hasn't scored a TD since Week 1, but through the Jaguars' first six contests he's hauled in 26 passes for 280 yards, while leading the team with 45 targets, including 19 over his last two outings. He will continue to see looks from QB Gardner Minshew and is a solid fantasy WR3 option Week 7.

Category: Injury Updates


Devin Singletary (hamstring) is active for the Week 7 contest against the Dolphins. (Source: Field Yates on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: Singletary is a great play in all formats as the Bills take on the Miami Dolphins. Fantasy owners can play both Frank Gore and Singletary against one of the NFL's worst defenses.


Christian Kirk remains out Week 7

Sun, Oct 20th 11:37am EDT
By Mike Maher

Cardinals wide receiver Christian Kirk is inactive for the team's Week 7 matchup against the New York Giants as he continues to recover from an ankle injury. (Source: NFL.com)

Fantasy Impact: Kirk practiced this week, but the team has been adamant that they will not put him out there until he is 100%. He is out this week but has a chance to return in Week 8 vs. the New Orleans Saints.

Category: Transactions


David Johnson (ankle) is listed as active for Sunday's road game against the Giants. (Source: Scott Bordow on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Johnson has endured an injury-plagued couple weeks, dealing first with a bad back and then an ankle issue. He is good to go for Sunday's Week 7 contest against the Giants. Johnson has a great shot to extend his streak of 100-plus yards from scrimmage to four contests against a struggling Giants defense. Chase Edmonds is the only Cardinals RB aside from Johnson available to the offense.

Category: Injury Updates


Darius Slay will suit up today for the Lions as they take on the Vikings. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: Slay playing is great for Detroit as Kirk Cousins has started to find his wide receivers over the past two weeks. Slay should be on Stefon Diggs for the majority of Sunday.


Geronimo Allison (concussion) is active for Sunday's game against the Raiders. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Allison who suffered a concussion in Monday's win against the Lions is active and will play Week 7. He was upgraded from doubtful to questionable on Saturday and completed the league's protocol for head injuries in less than a week. He'll serve as one of the team's top receiving options alongside Marquez Valdes-Scantling (knee/ankle) with Davante Adams (toe) still out of commission.

Category: Injury Updates, Transactions


Marquez Valdes-Scantling (knee/ankle) is listed as active Sunday against the Raiders. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Valdes-Scantling will be available to the Packers offense, despite logging no practice reps. In a receiving corps without Davante Adams (toe), Valdes-Scantling and Geronimo Allison (concussion) have the highest standing among the team's available wideouts.

Category: Injury Updates, Transactions


Raheem Mostert active for Week 7

Sun, Oct 20th 11:31am EDT
By Mike Maher

49ers running back Raheem Mostert is active for the team's Week 7 matchup against the Washington Redskins. (Source: NFL.com)

Fantasy Impact: Mostert is active, but his role is reduced with Tevin Coleman back in the mix. He could still see some touches but should be avoided in most formats.

Category: Transactions


Patrick Mahomes (knee) "could return in three weeks, if not sooner," Adam Schefter reports. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: Mahomes dislocated his right knee cap in the second quarter of Thursday’s win against the Broncos. His original timetable was three-to-five weeks, but Mahomes is expected to beat that timeline. Assuming all goes well with his recovery, Mahomes could return for Sunday’s Week 10 matchup against the Titans. The Chiefs' Week 11 Monday night game (on November 18th) still represents the most plausible best-case scenario for his return to action. With a bye Week 12, the team might simply play it safe with the star quarterback and hold him out till Week 13.

Category: Injury Updates


A.J. Green (ankle) is not expected to return to the Bengals until after October 29th. The earliest he would return would be right at the trade deadline. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: Green has missed the entire 2019 season so far and is considered week-to-week. The Bengals have a bye Week 9, unless he's traded, the earliest Green can return would be Sunday's Week 10 matchup against the Ravens. The win-less Bengals have no real reason to rush their star receiver back. Tyler Boyd and Auden Tate will head the Bengals' wide reciever corps while Green remains sidelined.

Category: Injury Updates


Cam Newton (foot) hasn’t been ruled out for the Panthers’ next game against the 49ers, but he is “highly unlikely” to play in Week 8. (Source: Jason La Canfora on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Newton is to resume practicing after the Panthers bye, but his left foot sprain will require multiple weeks of rehab. Kyle Allen has the led the Panthers to a 4-0 record in Newton’s absence, giving the Panthers no real reason to rush their franchise quarterback into action. “It’s not an absolute certainty” Newton returns as Carolina’s starter once he gains clearance. Fantasy owners should hang onto Newton for now while this situation unfolds.

Category: Injury Updates