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David Johnson rushed seven times for 25 yards and hauled in 5-of-6 targets for 27 yards in Houston's Week 7 defeat to Arizona.

Fantasy Impact: Johnson led the team in scrimmage yards in his revenge game versus the Cardinals. He additionally tied Brandin Cooks for the most receptions on offense. Despite serving as one of the lone bright spots for the Texans this week, Johnson cannot be trusted in fantasy lineups in Week 8 against the Rams.

Category: Game Recaps

Mark Ingram rushed six times for nine yards and hauled in all three of his targets for 18 yards in Sunday's blowout defeat to Arizona.

Fantasy Impact: This was a very forgettable performance for Ingram and the Texans. He was able to record a season-high three receptions, but has otherwise been practically non-existent in the passing game. Ingram will serve as a desperation FLEX play in Week 8 against the Rams.

Category: Game Recaps

Brandin Cooks hauled in 5-of-7 targets for 21 yards in Sunday afternoon's blowout defeat to the Cardinals.

Fantasy Impact: Cooks led the Texans in targets and receptions, but recorded a season-low 21 yards, as Davis Mills averaged merely 4.2 yards per attempt. The good news for fantasy owners is that Tyrod Taylor is targeting a return for next week's contest. Cooks would likely be elevated back to WR2 status in that scenario, despite the daunting matchup versus Jalen Ramsey and the Rams.

Category: Game Recaps

Seattle Seahawks defensive end Darrell Taylor is inactive for Monday Night Football against the New Orleans Saints. (Source: Michael-Shawn Dugar on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Taylor was limited on Thursday, DNP on Friday, and limited on Saturday, putting him as a legit question mark for tonight’s contest. His absence is welcomed news for Jameis Winston and the Saints offensive line. Taylor is in the midst of a breakout redshirt rookie campaign after missing his entire rookie season with an injury. He has tallied four sacks in five full games (he left the game with a scary injury in Week 6) and is emerging as one of the premier young edge defenders in the league. Winston should have more average time before being pressured with Taylor sidelined.

Category: Injury Updates

Seattle Seahawks running back Alex Collins is active for Monday Night Football against the New Orleans Saints. (Source: Seahawks PR on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Collins missed the first two practices of the week due to the groin injury but was able to log a limited session on Saturday. Collins is expected to get the start but may see his snaps reduced with Rashaad Penny active for the first time since the season opener.

Category: Injury Updates

Texans rookie QB Davis Mills completed 23-of-32 passes for 135 yards and lost a fumble in Houston's blowout loss to Arizona.

Fantasy Impact: Mills and the Texans were shockingly able to hold a 5-0 lead until nine minutes left in the second frame. From that point onwards, the Cardinals scored 31 unanswered points. Mills averaged merely 4.2 yards per attempt and failed to score any touchdowns for the second straight week. The Texans will hope to get Tyrod Taylor back for Week 8 against the Rams.

Category: Game Recaps

Seattle Seahawks running back Rashaad Penny is active for Monday Night Football against the New Orleans Saints. (Source: Seahawks PR on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The team activated Penny earlier today with the intent of having him play a role tonight. There is no telling how many touches he may get with Alex Collins banged up, but if he starts hot, he could finally push to realize the potential the Seahawks saw in him when they made him a surprise first round pick in the 2018 NFL Draft. He makes for an interesting flier in singe game slates and could push his way into the flex conversation with a strong showing.

Category: Injury Updates

49ers coach Kyle Shanahan says QB Jimmy Garoppolo will remain the team's starter in Week 8 against the Bears. (Source: Matt Maiocco on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Shanahan added that he didn't go into Sunday's Week 7 game against the Colts thinking that Garoppolo was one bad game away from being benched. However, the 29-year-old likely needs to play better in a hurry in order to keep his job. Trey Lance has been sidelined recently by a knee injury, but the rookie could be healthy as soon as this weekend. Shanahan traded three first-round picks in order to draft Lance back in the spring. His time is coming eventually.

Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports the Jets are trading for Eagles backup QB Joe Flacco. (Source: Mike Garafolo on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Zach Wilson (knee) is expected to miss 2-4 weeks, so the Jets are wisely bringing in an insurance policy here. Mike White will likely still start the team's Week 8 game against the Bengals, but Flacco could quickly usurp him if he struggles. Wilson will resume starting duties once he's healthy again.

Category: Transactions

Eagles wide receiver Jalen Reagor caught both of his targets for 25 yards in Sunday's loss to the Las Vegas Raiders.

Fantasy Impact: Reagor salvaged what would have been another unproductive day with a late touchdown reception, though he still only ended up with approximately 10 points even in most PPR formats. Through seven games, Reagor has caught 19 of his 30 targets for 165 yards and two touchdowns.

Category: Game Recaps

Eagles running back Kenneth Gainwell rushed five times for 20 yards and caught four of his eight targets for 41 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's loss to the Raiders.

Fantasy Impact: Gainwell's eight targets in the passing game tied a season-high, and his five rushing attempts were his most since Week 2 against the 49ers. Starting running back Miles Sanders suffered an ankle injury on Sunday, and Gainwell would likely split time with Boston Scott again if Sanders has to miss any time.

Category: Game Recaps

Eagles wide receiver Quez Watkins caught two of his four targets for 37 yards in Sunday's loss to the Las Vegas Raiders.

Fantasy Impact: Watkins played 72% of the team's offensive snaps on Sunday, slightly behind Jalen Reagor's 81%. However, his production continues to be minimal. Through seven games, Watkins has caught 18 of his 26 targets for 348 yards and no touchdowns.

Category: Game Recaps

The Saints have activated Tre'Quan Smith from injured reserve and he will play against the Seahawks on Monday night. (Source: Nick Underhill on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Smith will make his season debut after missing time this year with a hamstring injury. It's doubtful that fantasy managers were relying on him this week given his uncertain outlook, and his snap count and usage will be in question. But he's worth monitoring tonight in an excellent matchup for wide receivers to consider whether there is any long-term appeal with Michael Thomas still a few weeks from returning.

Category: Injury Updates, Transactions

Eagles tight end Dallas Goedert caught three of his five targets for 70 yards in Sunday's loss to the Las Vegas Raiders.

Fantasy Impact: In his first game without fellow tight end Zach Ertz, who was traded to the Cardinals last week, Goedert led the Eagles in receiving yards and was third in targets. He should have more fantasy value going forward now that he is no longer sharing snaps and touches with Ertz, though the inconsistency of the Philadelphia offense as a whole may lead to some frustrating weeks for fantasy managers.

Category: Game Recaps

Eagles wide receiver DeVonta Smith caught five of his nine targets for 61 yards in Sunday's loss to the Las Vegas Raiders.

Fantasy Impact: Smith hasn't found the end zone since Week 1 against the Falcons and has topped 100 yards receiving just once this season. Through seven games, the first-year wideout has caught 32 of his 53 targets for 406 yards and one touchdown.

Category: Game Recaps

Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts completed 18 of his 34 pass attempts for 236 yards and two touchdowns while adding 61 rushing yards on 13 attempts in Sunday's loss to the Las Vegas Raiders.

Fantasy Impact: Hurts and the Philadelphia offense struggled for much of the day, but Hurts's running ability and some garbage time numbers once again resulted in solid production for fantasy managers. Despite the team's overall struggles, Hurts has been a reliable and consistent quarterback in all fantasy formats through the first seven weeks of the season. He gets a favorable matchup against the Lions in Detroit in Week 8.

Category: Game Recaps

Dolphins RB Malcolm Brown (quad) will be placed on IR. (Source: Omar Kelly on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Brown suffered the quad injury in Week 7 against the Falcons, and he'll miss a minimum of three games. He wasn't much of a factor for fantasy purposes himself, but his absence should lead to more security and increased touches for both Myles Gaskin and Salvon Ahmed. Gaskin can be considered more of a high-end flex play at least for the foreseeabe future, and Ahmed a desperation bye-week fill-in.

Category: Injury Updates

Dolphins coach Brian Flores doesn't expect WR Will Fuller (finger) to play in Week 8 against the Bills. (Source: Omar Kelly on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Fuller broke his finger three weeks ago and is now eligible to be activated from IR, but it doesn't sound as if he's ready. Mike Gesicki and Jaylen Waddle should continue seeing an increase in volume for however long Fuller is sidelined for.

Category: Injury Updates

The Cardinals activated Chandler Jones from the reserve/COVID-19 list. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: He'll return on Thursday against the Packers after missing the Cardinals' past two games. It's certainly a boost to Arizona's defense. There's also a chance that Green Bay could be without Davante Adams.

Category: Injury Updates

The Cowboys designated WR Michael Gallup (ankle) to return from injured reserve. (Source: Doug Kyed on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Doug Kyed of PFF notes that Gallup's timetable remains uncertain and that it's no sure thing he plays in Week 8. Still, this is a step in the right direction. The Cowboys have 21 days to active Gallup to the active roster, but he can begin practicing this week.

Category: Injury Updates