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When Jay Cutler went out with a concussion in Sunday's game against Tampa Bay, MarQueis Gray suddenly became the next guy up if Miami had then lost Matt Moore. “I didn’t even know at first and then I was like, ‘Oh snap, Matt’s in there. Wasn’t nobody gonna tell me I’m the next one up?’” Gray said today. “But if it would’ve come to that, I would’ve been ready. But luckily Matt stayed in there and did a great job.” Gray played quarterback for the University of Minnesota. (Source: Palm Beach Post)

Fantasy Impact: MarQueis Gray rarely receives any targets as the team's third tight end, and has to catch a pass this season. David Fales, the third quarterback on the roster is usually inactive on game day.


Head coach Adam Gase, says that Jay Cutler will be the starter when the Dolphins take on the Patriots on Sunday if he's able to play. Cutler is currently in the concussion protocol, and there's no additional information on his status. Jay’s really done everything I’ve asked him to do,” Gase said, “and there’s no reason for me to say he’s not [going to start if healthy].” (Source: Sun Sentinel)

Fantasy Impact: Before Sunday Cutler had thrown multiple touchdowns in his last four games, surely finding his way into some bye week plays for those who noticed early enough. He was a sneaky DFS play on Sunday as well. Matt Moore will start if Cutler is out. Stash Kenny Stills (if you have room) for that possibility because Stills to Moore is what Devante Parker is to Cutler.

Category: Injury Updates


The Seattle Seahawks D/ST allowed 28 points on 279 yards with a fumble recovery in their loss to the Falcons.

Fantasy Impact: A rough time for the Seahawks to say the least. Not only did the team lose Richard Sherman and Kam Chancellor for the season, they lost Shaquill Griffin to a concussion early in their first game without the deadly duo, forcing an unprepared Byron Maxwell into the game. The value of the Seahawks D/ST ROS lie on the shoulders of Bradley McDougald, Jeremy Lane & Byron Maxwell.

Category: Game Recaps


Mike Davis ran for 18 yards on six carries with two receptions for 41 yards before leaving with a groin injury in the Seahawks' loss to the Falcons.

Fantasy Impact: Mike Davis, who was promoted to the 53-man roster following C.J. Prosise's IR placement, was impressing in his Seahawks debut before being stuck by the injury bug. It's unclear if Davis will miss any time.

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Eddie Lacy ran for two yards on three carries in the the Seahawks' loss to the Falcons.

Fantasy Impact: Lacy was overshadowed by J.D. McKissic & Mike Davis in his return, getting the fewest carries of the three. Lacy is nothing more than a potential stash in deep leagues.

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Thomas Rawls was a healthy scratch in the Seahawks' loss to the Falcons.

Fantasy Impact: A surprising scratch to say the least. The Seahawks elected to go with Eddie Lacy, J.D. McKissic & Mike Davis while leaving Rawls behind. Expect Rawls to return soon, though a lot crazier has happened.

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J.D. McKissic ran for 30 yards on seven carries with five receptions on six targets for 23 yards in the Seahawks' loss to the Falcons.

Fantasy Impact: McKissic, who has been good despite his workload, stated his claim to the bulk of the work in the Seahawks' backfield against the Falcons. Only the future can tell if McKissic will be given an opportunity to start, but he's certainly earned it.

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Robert Woods is expected to be sidelined for a couple weeks after injurying his shoulder late in Sunday's loss to Minnesota. (Source: SBnation.com)

Fantasy Impact: Woods had developed into the Rams top receiveing threat so this is a big blow. It is still unclear what the official diagnosis is or exactly how long 'a couple weeks' is so this is a situation worth monitoring as more news comes out. While Woods is sidelined, Sammy Watkins and Cooper Kupp will receive slight bump in targets.

Category: Injury Updates


The Philadelphia Eagles D/ST turned in a dominant performance on Sunday night against the Dallas Cowboys, allowing three field goals in the first half and shutting out the Cowboys in the second half while sacking quarterback Dak Prescott four times, intercepting him three times, and forcing a fumble that was returned for a touchdown.

Fantasy Impact: Despite allowing the most rushing yards since Week 2 against the Kansas City Chiefs, the Philadelphia D/ST dominated on Sunday. The Cowboys moved the ball early but were held out of the end zone and were shut out in the second half as the Eagles scored 30 unanswered points. The four turnovers they forced are the most since Week 1 against Washington.

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Wendell Smallwood was inactive for Philadelphia's Week 11 matchup with the Dallas Cowboys.

Fantasy Impact: Smallwood was a healthy scratch and is behind Jay Ajayi, LeGarrette Blount, and Corey Clement on the running back depth chart and behind Kenjon Barner as a kick returner. With all of the above finding varying levels of success, Smallwood does not have any short-term value unless there is an injury.

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Kenjon Barner rushed once for a four-yard touchdown and added one reception for 22 yards in Sunday's win over the Cowboys.

Fantasy Impact: Barner admitted in an interview on Monday afternoon that he was not initially supposed to receive the carry that resulted in his touchdown, but he stayed in the game after catching a 22-yard pass down the sideline from Carson Wentz after Wentz rushed the offense to the line. Despite the touchdown, Barner only played two offensive snaps on Sunday and is mostly just a kick and punt returner for the Eagles. On Sunday, he served the additional purpose of frustrating the fantasy owners of Blount, Ajayi, and Clement.

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Corey Clement rushed six times for 50 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's win over the Dallas Cowboys. He added a two-point conversion in the second half as the Eagles had to go for two after losing their kicker in the first quarter.

Fantasy Impact: Clement found the end zone for the fourth time in his last two games, but he is currently third in line in Philadelphia's running back committee behind Blount and Ajayi. His six touches are not exactly a workload you can rely on, but if he continues to produce and prove to have a nose for the end zone, then he could force the coaching staff in Philadelphia to look his way more often.

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Jay Ajayi rushed seven times for 91 yards, including a 71-yard run in the second half, and added one reception for 10 yards in Philadelphia's win over the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday night.

Fantasy Impact: Ajayi split time with incumbent starter LeGarrette Blount and undrafted rookie Corey Clement, but he made the most of his limited touches. He did not get into the end zone on Sunday, but he should continue to get incorporated into Philadelphia's offense over time, especially if he continues to find success.

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LeGarrette Blount rushed 13 times for 57 yards in Sunday night's blowout win over the Dallas Cowboys, but he was not one of the two running backs who found the end zone for the Eagles.

Fantasy Impact: Blount led all Eagles running backs in both snaps and touches Sunday, but it was Corey Clement and Kenjon Barner who found the end zone. Blount is still the lead back in Philadelphia, but sharing snaps and touches with newcomer Jay Ajayi and undrafted rookie Clement is severely limiting his value.

Category: Game Recaps


Cole Beasley quiet on SNF

Mon, Nov 20th 5:22pm EST
By Mark Leipold

DAL

Cole Beasley saw four targets come his way in the Cowboys' Week 11 loss to the Eagles, but caught only two of them for seven yards.

Fantasy Impact: On the plus side, he impressed his teammates with a backflip in warmups, but once the game started, Beasley did not have much of an impact. He is far from the fantasy asset of 2016, and is not worth a roster spot at this point, even in relatively deep PPR leagues, as the volume has disappeared. Beasley should not be on fantasy rosters, much less in starting lineups next week when the Cowboys host the Chargers on Thanksgiving.

Category: Game Recaps


Terrance Williams saw seven targets, trailing only Dez Bryant, but caught only four of them for 35 yards in the Cowboys' Week 11 loss to the Eagles.

Fantasy Impact: Dak Prescott was under siege most of the game, so the passing attack struggled as a whole, but it's encouraging to see Williams with the volume he got. Only Cole Beasley (4=four) saw over two targets besides Williams and Dez Bryant, so Williams seems the firm WR2 on the team still. His volatility makes him an unappealing fantasy option, and with bye weeks now over, he is a desperation start at best, and probably not worth owning. The Cowboys host the Chargers, who boast a strong pass defense on Thanksgiving. Williams should be on your bench if not on your waivers.

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The Packers D/ST surrendered 23 points and 219 yards in a Week 11 shutout loss to the Ravens. The Packers D/ST added one interception and three sacks.

Fantasy Impact: The Packers D/ST limited the Ravens to just 219 yards but they were ineffective for fantasy purposes. This defensive unit will remain a poor fantasy starter as long as their offense continues to turn the ball over and award their opponents great field position. The Hundley led offense turned the ball over five times which put the Ravens in scoring position on multiple occasions. Leave this lackluster defense on the waiver wire.

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ESPN's Field Yates is reporting the Arizona Cardinals have waived RB Andre Ellington on Monday. (Source: Field Yates on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: A healthy scratch in Week 11, Ellington was cut Monday. Faded out of the offense since Adrian Peterson's acquisition while still an effective receiver out of the backfield, I fully expect Ellington to land with a new club sooner rather than later.

Category: Transactions


Brandon Coleman caught just one of two targets for six yards on Sunday against the Redskins.

Fantasy Impact: Considering that Drew Brees finally let loose in the passing game, Coleman's effort was disappointing. He's topped two receptions or 54 yards receiving just once this season, and it not a viable fantasy play.

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Willie Snead caught one of two targets for 12 yards on Sunday against the Redskins.

Fantasy Impact: Snead played just 14 snaps, and he's obviously just a fourth receiver for the Saints. His only chance for relevance appears to be an injury to one of the other receivers, and that's certainly not worth a bench spot at this point in the season.

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