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ESPN's Adam Schefter is reporting Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski (back) is "highly unlikely" to play in Week 7. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: While Gronkowski was already limited in practice earlier in the week with an ankle injury, he also popped up on the Friday injury report with a back issue. Although Gronkowski is "highly unlikely" to play on Sunday against the Bears, he has not yet been ruled out, which is hard to believe as he did not travel with the team to Chicago. While there remains a slight chance that he could play, his fantasy owners should prepare to sit him as an inactive designation is the likeliest of scenarios. Dwayne Allen and Stephen Anderson are next in line if Gronk is out.

Category: Injury Updates


First-round rookie standout Calvin Ridely (ankle) has been cleared and will be in the starting lineup as the Falcons host the New York Giants on Monday Night Football. Ridley was limited in Saturday's practice, but had returned to practice Friday and will be good to go. (Source: Atlanta Falcons via Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: The Giants' secondary has only surrendered five touchdowns to opposing wide receivers this season and has allowed the fifth-fewest fantasy points through six games. Ridley still draws a plus matchup against Eli Apple and should still be considered a strong WR2/3 for an Atlanta offense that has played exceptionally well at home. Ridley has scored all six of his touchdowns in the friendly confines of Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

Category: Injury Updates, Rumors


Mohamed Sanu cleared for Week 7

Sat, Oct 20th 3:58pm EDT
By Jody Smith

Mohamed Sanu, who has been limited by a hip injury all week, has been cleared and will be in Atlanta's starting lineup for Monday Night's game against the Giants. (Source: Atlanta Falcons via Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: The Falcons offense has played lights out at home this season but draws a tough matchup with a Giants' secondary that has yielded the fifth-fewest fantasy points to opposing wideouts so far in 2018. Regardless, Sanu has a decent matchup with New York slot corner B.W. Webb and could see a couple of extra looks with Janoris Jenkins shadowing Julio Jones.

Category: Injury Updates, Rumors


Melvin Gordon has been downgraded to questionable for Sunday’s game versus the Titans after suffering a hamstring injury in Friday’s practice. (Source: Mike DiGiovanna on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: Not good. It’s unclear how severe the injury is, but it’s reasonable to think the Chargers will play it safe here. That would be a massive bump to Austin Ekeler and would make him an RB1 in all formats. Be sure to check on Gordon’s status early tomorrow morning. The Chargers face the Titans in London at 9:30 AM eastern.

Category: Injury Updates


The Jets are releasing WR Terrelle Pryor per league source. Pryor has a tear in his groin and is expected to be out about two weeks. Jets interested in bringing him back when healthy, but other teams also likely to be interested. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Pryor has been a disappointment for the Jets catching just 14 passes on the season. Even if the veteran wide receiver gets picked up by another team he still will be out with his groin injury. Fantasy owners should be moving on from Pryor.

Category: Transactions


Josh Gordon (hamstring) is listed as questionable for Week 7 versus the Bears. (Source: Christopher Price on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: There’s no concern about his status, however. Gordon’s playing time sky rocketed last weekend as he is becoming more and more involved in the offense. He’s a low end WR2 in a tough matchup with the Bears this Sunday.

Category: Injury Updates


The is doubt about whether Ryan Tannehill will be with the Dolphins beyond the 2018 season. Tannehill will cost $26.6 million against the Dolphins in 2019, and the team would save $13.2 million by cutting him before the 2019 campaign. (Source: Miami Herald)

Fantasy Impact: Given the fact that Tannehill hasn't progressed this year and that he's continued to deal with injuries, Miami could elect to part ways with the veteran signal-caller. Tannehill has teased upside in the past, but for now he's simply an option in deep 2QB leagues when he's healthy enough to return, which isn't expected be for another two weeks.

Category: Rumors


Along with Sony Michel (knee), Rob Gronkowski (back), and Josh Gordon (hamstring), the New England Patriots list WR Julian Edelman as questionable for the club's Week 7 trip to Chicago to take on the Bears. Edelman has been limited in practice all week but is expected to be in the lineup. (Source: Kevin Duffy via Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: No setbacks occurred to indicate there is any worry that Edelman will be limited or in danger of missing the game. He should be fine and back in his usual slot role to take on Bryce Callahan and a Bears' secondary that has ceded the fifth-most fantasy points to opposing wide receivers so far in 2018.

Category: Injury Updates, Rumors


Jaguars defensive lineman Calais Campbell (hip/ankle) is listed as questionable for Sunday’s game against the Texans. (Source: Daniel Popper on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: Campbell injured his ribs in last week’s loss to the Cowboys but has been limited by hip and ankle injuries throughout the week. He sat out Wednesday but returned to limited participation Thursday and Friday. Dawuane Smoot and Taven Bryan would likely see increased snaps if Campbell is limited or out.

Category: Injury Updates


Chiefs outside linebacker Justin Houston (hamstring) is listed as doubtful for Sunday’s game against the Bengals. (Source: CBS Sports)

Fantasy Impact: Houston injured his hamstring in Week 5 against the Jaguars. He sat out last week against the Patriots and seems on track to do the same against the Bengals.

Category: Injury Updates


Colts safety Clayton Geathers (neck/concussion) has been ruled out for Sunday’s game against the Bills. It will be his second straight week on the sideline. (Source: 1070 The Fan)

Fantasy Impact: Geathers suffered the neck injury and concussion in Week 5 against the Patriots. Head coach Frank Reich said the decision to hold Geathers out was about being “precautious.”

Category: Injury Updates


Trent Taylor (back) is questionable for the 49ers' Week 7 game against the Rams. (Source: nbcsports.com)

Fantasy Impact: Taylor missed last week's tilt against the Packers, but was able to log a limited practice on Friday. He'll be a low-end option even if he does suit up, with both Marquise Goodwin and Pierre Garcon looking likely to play.

Category: Injury Updates


Pierre Garcon (shoulder, knee) is questionable for the 49ers' Week 7 game against the Rams. (Source: nbcsports.com)

Fantasy Impact: Garcon got in a limited practice on Friday, and was similarly questionable to play last week against the Packers before suiting up. It seems likely that Garcon will play, but obviously monitor the inactives on Sunday before setting your lineup.

Category: Injury Updates


Darren Sproles has been ruled out for Week 7's contest against the Panthers due to his hamstring injury.

Fantasy Impact: Sproles remains out with the hamstring injury. There's no return in sight for the veteran. In his absence, the Eagles will continue to lean on Corey Clement and Wendell Smallwood at RB.

Category: Injury Updates


There's a "strong possibility" that Marshawn Lynch will be placed on IR, according to Ian Rapoport. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Rapoport broke the news that Lynch would miss at least the next month with a groin injury. It appears that Lynch's season could be over for good, and either way this is a major blow to his fantasy value. Doug Martin figures to see an increased role along with pass-catching RB Jalen Richard.

Category: Injury Updates


Leonard Fournette is expected to return after the team's Week 9 bye when they take on the Colts. (Source: Hays Carlyon on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Fournette continues to be sidelined by a hamstring injury, as he's already been ruled out for Week 7. With the addition of Carlos Hyde, this backfield gets a little murkier. Still, when healthy Fournette should be the lead back, although he could cede touches to both Hyde and T.J. Yeldon.

Category: Injury Updates


Carlos Hyde is not expected to play Week 7 against the Texans. (Source: Hays Carlyon on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Hyde is joining the team within days of their Week 7 game, and as such he's not likely to have a significant role, even if he is active. Given the team's Week 9 bye and the fact that Leonard Fournette is expected to return soon after the bye, Hyde's fantasy value moving forward is murky at best.


Isaiah Crowell is questionable to play Week 7 against the Vikings due to a foot injury.

Fantasy Impact: Crowell missed practice Wednesday and Thursday, but he did the same last week before being active against the Colts. This is a much more difficult matchup against the Vikings, making Crowell an uninspiring flex play Week 7.

Category: Injury Updates


Giovani Bernard has been ruled out for the team's Week 7 contest against the Chiefs.

Fantasy Impact: Bernard will miss another week with a knee injury. It's not clear when he'll be able to return at this point, but there were expectations that he could also miss Week 8 if he was out on the longer end of his projected timeframe. In his absence, it will again the Joe Mixon show will Mark Walton likely seeing a few snaps and carries as the team's primary backup.

Category: Injury Updates


Robert Turbin (shoulder) is listed as out for Sunday's game against the Bills. (Source: Colts on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Turbin was unable to practice at any point this week, making it an easy decision for the Colts to rule him out for the Week 7 matchup. The veteran running back is dealing with a shoulder issue that could be a multiple week issue and fantasy owners should look elsewhere for depth on their bench.

Category: Injury Updates