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Broncos' NT Mike Purcell (foot) will miss the remainder of the 2020 season after suffering a Lisfranc injury against the Chiefs on Sunday, per source. (Source: James Palmer on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Purcell had 15 tackles and one sack through six games for Denver before injuring his foot in the first quarter of a 43-16 blowout loss to Kansas City. Purcell is expected to undergo season-ending surgery to mend his foot, a big loss for a team already devastated by injuries on both sides of the ball.

Category: Injury Updates

Cardinals RB Kenyan Drake (ankle) is expected to miss “a few weeks” with a slight ligament tear in his ankle. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The team is treating it like a high-ankle sprain, so Drake is likely to miss 3-4 weeks with the injury based on historical recovery from that type of injury. Chase Edmonds becomes a fringe-RB1 while Drake is out and rookie Eno Benjamin could pick up a few snaps in a reserve role as well.

Category: Injury Updates

Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports that Chargers TE Virgil Green (ankle) is a candidate to be placed on injured reserve. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: X-rays on Green's ankle came back negative but he's still expected to miss "several" weeks. Green has primarily been utilized a blocking tight end this year.

Category: Injury Updates

The Eagles placed Desean Jackson (ankle) on injured reserve. (Source: Zach Berman on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reported over the weekend that Jackson is expected to miss 6-to-8 weeks with a high-ankle sprain. D-Jax can be safely dropped in all redraft leagues. Travis Fulgham will operate as Philly's No. 1 wideout moving forward.

Category: Injury Updates

Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports that Bengals LT Jonah Williams (neck) "may" miss the team's Week 8 matchup versus the Titans. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The team could also be without C Trey Hopkins (concussion) for this one. It's a worrisome development for Joe Burrow as the Bengals already struggled in pass protection.

Category: Injury Updates

Bengals coach Zac Taylor says Joe Mixon (foot) is considered day-to-day. (Source: Ben Baby on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reported on Sunday morning that Mixon was "week-to-week" and could be in danger of missing the Bengals' Week 8 matchup with the Titans. Cincinnati has a Week 9 bye, which only increases the likelihood that the team will hold Mixon out this weekend. We'll monitor his practice reports throughout the week.

Category: Injury Updates

Panthers' star RB Christian McCaffrey (ankle) returned to practice in uniform on Monday, yet it should be noted that he remains a 'long shot' to play in Week 8 against the division rival Falcons on Thursday night, per sources. (Source: Myles Simmons on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: McCaffrey has been out on IR dealing with an ankle injury he suffered against the Buccaneers in Week 2. Fantasy managers should continue to monitor McCaffrey's status leading up to Thursday night, however, be prepared for RB Mike Davis to start against Atlanta on a short week.

Category: Injury Updates

Seahawks RB Chris Carson is considered “week-to-week” after an MRI revealed a mid-foot sprain. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Carson is almost certainly going to miss Week 8 vs. the 49ers, and could miss extended time based on his recovery. Carlos Hyde stepped up in a big way in Week 7 after Carson went down, rushing for 68 yards and a touchdown on over 60% of the snaps. He should continue to lead the backfield moving forward with Carson on the sidelines. Consider Hyde a RB2 when the Seahawks host his former team in Week 8.

Category: Injury Updates

Jets' WR Breshad Perriman has entered the concussion protocol on Monday following the huge hit he received from Bills' S Micah Hyde on Sunday, per source. (Source: Brian Costello on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Perriman caught both of his targets for 27 yards against division rival Buffalo on Sunday and was attempting to haul in a third pass down the sideline to set up a potential late-game touchdown. With Perriman now in the league's concussion protocol, an already depleted receiving corps will hope to have Jamison Crowder (groin) available to help QB Sam Darnold against Kansas City in Week 8.

Category: Injury Updates

According to Denver Broncos Insider Troy Renck, RB Phillip Lindsay remains in concussion protocol after leaving Sunday's game versus Kansas City with a concussion in Week 7. (Source: Troy Renck on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Lindsay was churning out yards on the ground (9 carries for 79 yards) before exiting with a concussion in Sunday's blowout loss to the Chiefs. He'll have the course of the week to clear protocol but at this time, fantasy managers should consider Lindsay questionable to face the Chargers this week and Melvin Gordon III would presumably retake the early-down role if Lindsay is not ready to play by Sunday.

Category: Injury Updates, Transactions, Rumors

The Seattle Seahawks D/ST intercepted Kyler Murray once and recovered a fumble from DeAndre Hopkins in Sunday's 37-34 overtime loss to the Arizona Cardinals.

Fantasy Impact: The Seahawks D/ST gathered a couple of turnovers in Sunday night's shootout but did little to contain Kyler Murray and the Cardinals explosive offense in the second half. The Seahawks have been one of the worst fantasy defenses this season and should be avoided by fantasy managers next week against the San Francisco 49ers.

Category: Game Recaps

Seattle Seahawks K Jason Myers made two field-goals on Sunday, hitting from 41 yards and 44 yards. He also made all four of his extra-point attempts in a 37-34 overtime loss to the Arizona Cardinals

Fantasy Impact: Myers was perfect on Sunday night and scored 12 points for fantasy managers fresh out of the bye week. This is the first game he's gone over 10 fantasy points this season, and he'll have a good matchup heading into Week 8 against the San Francisco 49ers.

Category: Game Recaps

Seattle Seahawks RB Carlos Hyde rushed 15 times for 68 yards with a touchdown and added three receptions for eight receiving yards in Sunday's 37-34 loss to the Arizona Cardinals.

Fantasy Impact: Hyde came in for Chris Carson after he exited the game with a mid-foot sprain and filled in admirably, scoring a touchdown on a 24-yard scamper down the sideline in the second quarter. Carson is scheduled to get an MRI early this week which should catapult Hyde to being one of the top waiver priorities for fantasy managers this week. The Seahawks face the 49ers on Sunday which is shaping up to be a nice revenge game opportunity for Hyde if he becomes the starting RB for Seattle in the absence of Chris Carson.

Category: Game Recaps

Seattle Seahawks TE Greg Olsen caught two passes for 18 scoreless yards in Sunday's 37-34 loss to the Arizona Cardinals.

Fantasy Impact: The Seahawks did a good job of getting all of their tight ends involved in the game plan against the Cardinals as Olsen, Jacob Hollister, and Will Dissly all received at least three targets. Olsen pulled in 2-of-3 but only turned them into 18 yards. Olsen can be left on waivers heading into next week's divisional game against the San Francisco 49ers.

Category: Game Recaps

Seattle Seahawks WR D.K. Metcalf caught two passes for 23 yards in a 37-34 overtime loss to the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday night.

Fantasy Impact: Metcalf had five targets but was taken out of the game by former All-Pro CB Patrick Peterson. He had a late-game TD in overtime called back due to a holding penalty but otherwise, his main contribution to the game came when he chased down Budda Baker and made a tackle on an interception return that could have swung the game in Arizona's favor. This was by far Metcalf's lowest production this season as the Seahawks made it a point to feed Tyler Lockett all-night. He's gone over 90+ yards in five of six games this season and he'll look to get back to his WR1 ways against the San Francisco 49ers next week.

Category: Game Recaps

Jordan Raanan of ESPN reports that the Giants are not expected to trade TE Evan Engram. NFL teams have called about acquiring the Giants TE, but he is currently not being shopped. (Source: Jordan Raanan on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: NFL teams have reportedly called the Giants for TE Evan Engram, but New York is not shopping him. “The Giants view him as an explosive offensive weapon that is part of their future, even though it hasn't clicked yet this season,” Raanan added. Engram has the remainder of this season left on his rookie deal and then a fifth-year option of $6 million next season. “In terms of Evan as a player, we have all the confidence in him possible," Judge said. "We're going to keep giving him the ball, keep making him the focal point of our offense, and we expect him to keep showing up. He did a lot of good things [Thursday] night." The Giants are not expected to deal their star tight end despite receiving calls about his availability. Engram is a borderline fantasy TE1, hauling in 26 receptions for 223 yards over seven games in 2020.

Category: Rumors

Los Angeles Chargers D/ST registered one sack but did not force any turnovers against the Jacksonville Jaguars in a 39-29 loss.

Fantasy Impact: The Chargers D/ST didn't find much success on Sunday failing to register a turnover and only sacking Gardner Minshew once. The Chargers D/ST may have a better opportunity against the Denver Broncos offense on Sunday.

Category: Game Recaps

Los Angeles Chargers K Michael Badgley made two field goals and three PATs in a 39-29 win over the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: Badgley had nine points Sunday, connecting from 35 yards on both of his field-goal attempts and made 3-of-4 extra points. Badgley is 9-of-13 on field goals this season, along with 14 extra points. His inaccuracy should give pause to fantasy managers interested in rostering him in 10-12 team formats.

Category: Game Recaps

Los Angeles Chargers TE Hunter Henry caught three passes for 23 yards in a 39-29 win over the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Fantasy Impact: Henry exited with an injury towards the end of the game but ultimately didn't come through for fantasy managers in a favorable matchup against the Jacksonville Jaguars. Henry will look to get back on track before facing the Denver Broncos in a divisional matchup Sunday afternoon.

Category: Game Recaps

Los Angeles Chargers WR Jalen Guyton had two catches for 84 yards and a score in the Chargers 39-29 win over the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: Guyton was on the receiving end of his second touchdown from 70+ yards this season and has established himself as a true deep threat in his rookie season. Guyton is a solid hold in dynasty formats but does not see enough volume to warrant starting in redraft formats. Through six games this season, Guyton's caught eight passes for 258 yards and three touchdowns.

Category: Game Recaps