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Oakland Raiders star tight end Darren Waller has parlayed his strong play into a three year extension. (Source: Tom Pelissero on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Darren Waller is now signed through 2023, and is expected to be making roughly $9 million a year. The converted wide receiver has come a long way, and has yet to reach his ceiling as a tight end. Waller should remain a TE1 candidate for the Raiders for the next several years. The Raiders will eventually find themselves a true number one wideout, making Waller a strong sell target in dynasty formats.


Green Bay Packers wide receiver Geronimo Allison was listed as DNP on Wednesday's practice report. (Source: NFL.com)

Fantasy Impact: Geronimo Allison was unlikely to practice even if the Packers had held one on Wednesday. He took a nasty hit from Tracy Walker and is on the wrong side of questionable for Week 7 against the Oakland Raiders. Allan Lazard, who was one of the hottest pickups of the week is expected to soak of the majority of his snaps.

Category: Injury Updates


Green Bay Packers wide receiver Marquez Valdes-Scantling was listed as did not practice on the team's estimated practice report. (Source: NFL.com)

Fantasy Impact: MVS has disappointed as the Packers number one receiver with Davante Adams injured. He is now dealing with injuries of his own which make him even riskier for Week 7. Still, with some key players on bye MVS could be a worthwhile bye week filler if he can get cleared for a plus matchup with the Oakland Raiders.

Category: Injury Updates


Green Bay Packers star wideout Davante Adams was listed as did not practice on the Green Bay Packers estimated practice report. (Source: NFL.com)

Fantasy Impact: An estimated practice report means that the team did not actually take the field to practice, but NFL rules dictate that they release an estimation nonetheless. Adams will need to get in a limited practice by Friday to have a realistic chance of suiting up this weekend. Stay glued to our updates throughout the week to determine whether or not alternative plans will have to be made once again.

Category: Injury Updates


Mason Rudolph has cleared concussion protocol and is expected to return to the field in Week 8 after the Steelers return from it’s bye week. (Source: Field Yates on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Rudolph should be all systems go for Sunday’s Week 8 matchup against the Dolphins. With a strong matchup against a weak Miami defense, Rudolph can be used as a streamer and is a borderline QB1 for Week 8.

Category: Injury Updates


Zach Zenner found a new football home in New Orleans and is expected to sign with the Saints. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: The addition of Zenner doesn’t bode well for Alvin Kamara’s chances of playing this week against the Chicago Bears. All fantasy football owners should check the waiver wire to see if Latavius Murray is still available as soon as possible.

Category: Transactions


Sammy Watkins (hamstring) has been ruled out for Week 7 versus Denver. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: There was some early-week optimism that Watkins would suit up but the Chiefs are playing it safe since they have the Thursday night game. Watkins' absence should increase playing time for all three of Byron Pringle, Mecole Hardman, and Demarcus Robinson.

Category: Injury Updates


Saquon Barkley (ankle) logged a full practice on Wednesday. He appears to be trending towards playing on Sunday as the Giants take on the Cardinals. The initial return to action for Barkley was projected to be 4-6 weeks. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: Talk about perfect timing for Saquon coming back the week the Giants take on a terrible Cardinals defense. Since Week 5, Arizona has given up 360 total yards and two touchdowns to opposing running backs. Start Barkley as long as there are no reported setbacks.


Dolphins coach Brian Flores says Ryan Fitzpatrick will be the team's starting quarterback in Week 7 against the Bills. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Fitzpatrick came in into the game in relief of Josh Rosen in Week 6 and nearly led Miami to victory, completing 12-of-18 passes for 132 yards and a touchdown. Rosen hasn't shown much promise this year but it's tough to get an accurate read on him behind a terrible offensive line and a limited cast of skill position players. This remain an offense to avoid for fantasy purposes.


Wayne Gallman was able to return to practice on Monday. He missed Week 6's contest due to a concussion. (Source: Ralph Vacchiano on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Gallman will still need to clear concussion protocol, but his involvement in the early-week practice session is a good sign. Still, it looks like Saquon Barkley could be back sooner than expected, which would basically make Gallman droppable outside of the deepest leagues.

Category: Injury Updates


Sterling Shepard was able to return to individual drills on Monday, but he remains a "longshot" to play Week 7 against the Cardinals due to his concussion. (Source: Ralph Vacchiano on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: This is already the second time Shepard is dealing with a concussion this season, which is certainly a concern. He's been good when he's been active, but the return of Golden Tate and Saquon Barkley figure to siphon targets from Shepard when he is able to make it back. However, at this point, it's unclear when the wide receiver will be able to return. Owners in shallower leagues could drop Shepard as needed over the bye weeks.

Category: Injury Updates


Evan Engram was able to return to practice on Monday and has a chance to play this weekend against the Cardinals. (Source: Ralph Vacchiano on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Engram was out last week during the Thursday night game due to a knee injury. Coming off the short week, it wasn't a surprise to see Engram held out, and it seems like there is a good chance he's able to suit up against the Cardinals. This would be a great matchup for Engram, making him one of the top tight end plays of the week if he's healthy.

Category: Injury Updates


Alvin Kamara is dealing with an ankle issue that will limit him in practice this week. (Source: Tom Pelissero on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The ankle issue Kamara is dealing with is a "high ankle issue," which is more serious than a normal ankle injury. He battled through the ankle injury as well as a knee issue during Sunday's win over Jacksonville. Kamara believes he has a shot to play in Sunday's Week 7 matchup against the Bears, but his status is unclear at the moment. Latavius Murray would lead the Saints backfield if Kamara were to to sit out.

Category: Injury Updates


Ryan Tannehill has been informed that he will start on Sunday against the Chargers. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: It's quite a fall from grace for Marcus Mariota, who was benched mid-game against the Broncos despite throwing only his first two interceptions of the season in the game. Tannehill performed admirably in relief on Sunday, completing 13-of-16 passes for 144 yards with an interception. But he's relevant only as a bye-week replacement in two-quarterback leagues for now.


Jalen Ramsey dealt to the Rams

Tue, Oct 15th 7:47pm EDT
By Brad Camara

The Jaguars have traded cornerback Jalen Ramsey to the Rams in exchange for two first round picks in 2020 and 2021 and a fourth round pick in 2021. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: The Rams dealt Marcus Peters earlier today to the Ravens and the team decided to replace him with star CB Jalen Ramsey. If he can come back from his back injury, his first game would be Sunday against Atlanta. The Rams have the advantage of a fifth year option on his rookie contract which goes through the 2020 season. With the Rams in win-now mode, Ramsey will help get them back into the mix at the top of the NFC.

Category: Transactions


The Rams traded Marcus Peters to the Ravens in exchange for linebacker Kenny Young and a 2020 fifth round pick on Tuesday. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: Peters should start opposite cornerback Marlon Humphrey with Jimmy Smith dealing with an MCL injury. The move gives the Ravens much needed depth in the secondary. With Peters dealt and Aqib Talib (ribs) on the IR, The Rams will be without their CB duo that started 18 games for them last season.

Category: Transactions


Chris Thompson is dealing with a turf toe injury and might be missing some time in the Washington backfield. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: The next three games for the Washington Redskins are absolutely brutal for running backs. Thompson would have faced San Francisco, Minnesota and then Buffalo prior to their Bye in Week 10. Fantasy owners could drop Thompson if needed and pick up a popular handcuff like Tony Pollard, Benny Snell Jr., or Alexander Mattison.

Category: Injury Updates


Za’Darius Smith ended Monday’s win over the Lions with five total tackles (three solo) and one sack.

Fantasy Impact: Za’Darius Smith is currently siting one sack behind Preston Smith for the team lead and ’sack king.’ Both Smith’s are worth rostering in IDP leagues for their individual ability to get to the QB.

Category: Game Recaps


Preston Smith finished Monday’s win over the Lions with four total tackles and 1.5 sacks.

Fantasy Impact: Smith is the team lead in sacks with seven through Week 6. He is worth rostering in most IDP leagues, especially in deeper formats.

Category: Game Recaps


Damon Harrison finished Monday’s loss to the Packers with three total tackles and one sack.

Fantasy Impact: Harrison has only racked up 13 total tackles and two sacks through Week 6. He can be left on waivers in most leagues.

Category: Game Recaps