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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.

Category: Game Recaps


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.

Category: Game Recaps


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.

Category: Game Recaps


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.

Category: Game Recaps


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.

Category: Game Recaps


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.

Category: Game Recaps


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.

Category: Game Recaps


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.

Category: Game Recaps


Tavarres King caught three of five targets for 48 yards against the Chiefs.

Fantasy Impact: King benefitted from Sterling Shepard's absence, but it's hard to think of him as fantasy-relevant most weeks. If Shepard misses Thursday's game against the Redskins, King could be considered a dart-throw WR5, but it's probably best to avoid him.

Category: Game Recaps


Jared Cook hauled in just two of five targets for 36 yards in the Raiders' Week 11 blowout loss to the Patriots.

Fantasy Impact: Jared Cook had been on fire as of late but he was held in check by the surging Patriots defense. Cook's lackluster performance was a result of the entire Raiders offense struggling to move the ball down the field. Cook remains an integral part of the offense so he can be trusted as an every week starter in fantasy lineups going forward. He should fare much better next week against a Broncos team that has been shredded by tight ends on the year.

Category: Game Recaps


Roger Lewis caught three of four targets for 55 yards on Sunday against the Chiefs.

Fantasy Impact: This was a fairly significant effort from Lewis given the conditions, but he obviously has limited value when Sterling Shepard plays. If Shepard again misses Thursday's game against the Redskins, Lewis would likely be considered a desperation WR4.

Category: Game Recaps


Derek Carr completed just 28-of-49 passes for one touchdown and an interception during a Week 11 loss to the Patriots.

Fantasy Impact: Derek Carr struggled mightily in a blowout loss to the Patriots in Mexico City. The Patriots continue to be regarded as a great match up for quarterbacks but it is time to put that narrative to rest. The Patriots have played fantastic defense from Week 5 onward. Nonetheless it was very surprising to see Carr struggle to produce fantasy points in a game where he attempted such a high volume of passes. The Raiders offense is talented on paper but they are very inconsistent on a week to week basis. Carr has notoriously struggled against the Broncos so he will not be a recommended fantasy starter in Week 12.

Category: Game Recaps


Tyler Higbee caught just one of five targets for five yards on Sunday against the Vikings.

Fantasy Impact: Higbee's snap count and targets were positives, but the fact is that he is rarely a significant fantasy producer. He belongs on the waiver wire in nearly all leagues.

Category: Game Recaps


Jordy Nelson caught two of his six targets for 24 yards in Sunday's home loss to Baltimore.

Fantasy Impact: Nelson is barely rosterable at this point and can not be trusted as a weekly starter. His production has taken a nose dive since the Aaron Rodgers injury. Until Nelson can put together a vintage performance we are used to seeing from him, he can not be trusted as a starter outside of deeper leagues.

Category: Game Recaps


The Chiefs defense and special teams allowed 12 points and created one interception in the 12-9 overtime defeat to the New York Giants Sunday in New Jersey. The Chiefs defense allowed 317 yards of total offense to the Giants. They scored 5 points in standard scoring leagues.

Fantasy Impact: The Chiefs defense and special teams did well to limit the Giants total points to 12 and did a good job in yardage allowed. However, as much as the Giants have been struggling on offense the Chiefs defense wasn't able to create more than one turnover Sunday. The Chiefs defense and special teams is at best a streaming option going forward. Keep in mind if Nathan Peterman starts again for the Bills at Kansas City, in Week 12, they will be a high-end streaming option and a nice waiver add for fantasy managers. Keep monitoring the Bills quarterback situation going forward this week.

Category: Game Recaps