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Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports that Ryan Fitzpatrick is walking around the Washington facility on crutches, still 'weeks away' from returning. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Fitzpatrick has an MRI in the coming weeks but the belief is he is still out until at least after the Week 9 bye. This means that Taylor Heinicke will still be the starting QB until further notice. We will have to wait and see how Fitzpatrick MRI results come back in the next coming weeks to access Fitzpatrick's fantasy value rest of season.

Category: Injury Updates

Per Ian Rapoport, The Texans are sending veteran RB Mark Ingram to the New Orleans Saints. (Source: Ian Rapoport)

Fantasy Impact: A shocker in Houston as the Texans are sending Mark Ingram to where he started his career in New Orleans. With Alvin Kamara serving as lead dog and Tony Jones Jr likely back in two weeks, the move is likely just a depth add. Ingram offers no real fantasy value but this move does increase the fantasy value of David Johnson.

Category: Transactions

Cardinals DE J.J. Watt will miss the team's Thursday Night contest against Green Bay with a shoulder injury. (Source: Darren Urban on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Watt was able to play this past Sunday against Houston, although he did play limited snaps due to the game being out of reach pretty early on. Hopefully this is simply a minor issue and Watt can return to the lineup in Week 9 when the Cardinals take on the 49ers on the road.

Category: Injury Updates

49ers coach Kyle Shanahan says he expects TE George Kittle (calf) to return in Week 9 against the Cardinals. (Source: David Lombardi on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Kittle has been out since Week 4 with the injury. The team believed the star tight end would be dealing with the issue all year if he didn't give it some rest. Fantasy managers should obviously hold onto Kittle until he's back in action.

Category: Injury Updates

Panthers rookie wideout Terrace Marshall Jr. (concussion) was absent from Wednesday's practice. (Source: Joe Person on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Marshall didn't play in Week 7 and it's unclear if he'll return this Sunday against the Falcons. The rookie wasn't overly involved in the offense prior to suffering the concussion, so he can be left on waivers in standard redraft leagues.

Category: Injury Updates

Washington RB Antonio Gibson (shin) was a limited participant in Wednesday's practice. (Source: Sam Fortier on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Gibson hasn't been practicing on Wednesdays as of late, so this is actually good news. He'll likely continue playing through his shin issue in Week 8 against the Saints.

Category: Injury Updates

Packers WR Davante Adams isn't traveling with the Packers and is unlikely to play in Week 8 against the Cardinals. (Source: Andrew Siciliano on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Adams was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list on Monday and likely won't have enough time to be ready for Thursday's game. Allen Lazard is also out while it remains to be seen if Marquez Valdes-Scantling (hamstring) will return from IR. If not, then Randall Cobb, Amari Rodgers and Equanimeous St. Brown will play in three-wide sets.

Category: Injury Updates

Eagles RB Miles Sanders (ankle) isn't practicing on Wednesday. (Source: Jeff McLane on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: As expected. Sanders remains week-to-week with his ankle injury, though there have been reports that it isn't as serious as it initially seemed. Kenneth Gainwell and Boston Scott will be in line for more touches for however long Sanders is sidelined for. Gainwell's pass-catching abilities set him up as the better PPR play in fantasy.

Category: Injury Updates

Donovan Peoples-Jones (groin) did not practice on Wednesday as he deals with a groin injury that he sustained in Week 7. (Source: Tony Grossi on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: This is a tough situation as groin injuries are known to linger. With Jarvis Landry and Odell Beckham Jr. back from injury, Peoples-Jones will be a boom or bust type of receiver when he returns from the groin issue.

Category: Injury Updates

Dyami Brown (knee) did not practice on Wednesday after suffering a knee injury in Week 7 against the Packers. (Source: Rhiannon Walker on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: While this injury may not keep Brown out for an extended period of time, his status for Week 8 is looking doubtful. He has been hard to trust this season, regardless of the fact that he had a role open up due to the Curtis Samuel injury.

Category: Injury Updates

Terry McLaurin (ankle) did not practice on Wednesday. This injury just popped up today, so this will certainly be something to monitor over the course of the week. (Source: Rhiannon Walker on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: McLaurin has certainly had his ups and downs this season, but he remains the solidified WR1 in Washington. The Football Team is extremely banged up at wide receiver, so the hope is that this injury will not keep McLaurin out of Week 8

Category: Injury Updates

Dak Prescott (calf) will participate in some individual drills Wednesday in practice. Concluding the drills he will be evaluated by the medical team. (Source: Jane Slater on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: This is a step in the right direction for Dak. The issue is that if the Cowboys rush him back this week, he jeopardizes further injury. This will certianly be a situation to monitor, and a tough decision for the Cowboys is looming as they may have to give their franchise QB some time off in order preserve his longevity, as they are in the thick of contention.

Category: Injury Updates

Evan Engram has reportedly been drawing interest from multiple teams who are looking to fill their tight end need before the trade deadline. (Source: Jeremy Fowler on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: If Engram were to be traded, his fantasy value would be completely contingent upon the landing spot. A few teams that make sense would be the Colts, Saints, and Bills. However, we will have to wait and see what the true market is for a guy like Engram.

Category: Rumors

Jarvis Landry, who is battling a knee injury, missed practice on Wednesday. (Source: Mary Kay Cabot on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Landry, who had just returned from IR on Thursday, injured his knee at the very end of the game against the Broncos. Although he reportedly avoided major injury, his status is very much in doubt for Week 8. Continue to monitor the practice reports but, even if he suits up, he'll make only a borderline flex play at best.

Category: Injury Updates

The Steelers activated Anthony McFarland Jr., who had been on IR with a knee injury, to the 53-man roster on Wednesday. (Source:

Fantasy Impact: This was the end of McFarland's 21-day practice window as he returned from IR, so the Steelers had to activate him or he would have been done for the season. McFarland has no fantasy value right now, as Najee Harris should continue to dominate the touches in the Pittsburgh backfield, so don't bother adding him in fantasy leagues.

Category: Injury Updates, Transactions

Baker Mayfield said on Wednesday that playing on Sunday against the Steelers is "a possibility" for him. (Source: Nate Ulrich on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Mayfield missed Thursday's game with a subluxation and fracture of his shoulder, but seems intent on trying to play through the injury. Realistically, the only players that fantasy managers want to rely on for the Browns are the running backs, so Mayfield's playing status likely doesn't impact much in that sense. That's especially true with Case Keenum being an adequate backup and not representing that much of a downgrade in quarterback play to a hobbled Mayfield. But obviously, monitor the practice reports this week to see whether it will be Mayfield or Keenum under center.

Category: Injury Updates

Robert Saleh announced on Wednesday that Mike White will start at quarterback for the Jets on Sunday against the Bengals. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: This isn't shocking news, as fantasy managers knew Zach Wilson was out for this game and recent addition Joe Flacco didn't have time to learn the playbook. No fantasy managers are relying on White as their quarterback, but his presence generally hurts the outlook for all Jets receivers, but helps the outlook for Michael Carter. White targeted Carter and Ty Johnson heavily against the Patriots, and likely will do so again. Give both backs a slight bump in half- and full-PPR formats this week with White officially starting.

Kadarius Toney, who is batting an ankle injury, was at practice on Wednesday, working on the side with trainers. (Source: Jordan Raanan on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Toney has been battling the ankle injury for weeks and missed the Giants' Week 7 game against the Panthers, but is looking like he has a chance to suit up on Monday against the Chiefs. There is still plenty of uncertainty, but it's a pristine matchup for Toney if he can make it back, so hopefully fantasy managers get some clarity by Sunday.

Category: Injury Updates

Rob Gronkowski, who has missed four games due to rib and lung injuries, will reportedly play on Sunday against the Saints. (Source: Jordan Schultz on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: There has been surprisingly little information about Gronkowski's outlook over the last week or so, but he returned to practice Wednesday and now looks good to go in a divisional matchup. With Antonio Brown seemingly unlikely to play after being spotted with a crutch at Wednesday's practice, Gronkowski should walk back into his typical role of seeing plenty of targets and being a primary red zone threat. He can be put back into starting lineups immediately.

Category: Injury Updates

Saquon Barkley, who is recovering from a sprained ankle, was at practice on Wednesday working on the side with trainers. (Source: Jordan Raanan on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The fact that Barkley was back at practice at all was a good sign, but Jordan Raanan notes that there's less than a 50% chance that Barkley, along with any of the injured Giants, are able to play against the Chiefs. It's a Monday night game so Barkley has a bit of extra time to continue to recover, but let's hope we get clarity before fantasy managers have to make some tough decisions on Sunday.

Category: Injury Updates