Wed, Oct 21st 5:58pm EDT
By Dan Titus
Tennessee Titans TE Jonnu Smith was limited in practice on Wednesday due to an ankle injury. (Source: Adam Caplan on Twitter)
Fantasy Impact: Smith exited last week's game with a sprained ankle and has already been designated as questionable for Sunday. However, getting in a limited practice session today is positive news for fantasy managers. Through five games this season, Smith is tied for the most touchdowns at the TE position (5) with Travis Kelce, Mark Andrews, and Robert Tonyan. Anthony Firkser will be a TE2 with upside if Smith is unable to play.
Wed, Oct 21st 4:07pm EDT
By Brad Camara
Free agent WR Antonio Brown’s suspension ends after Week 8. The Seahawks are taking a “close look” at signing Brown. Other teams are also reported to be interested in inking the free agent wide receiver to a deal. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter)
Fantasy Impact: Brown will complete his eight-game suspension in two weeks, and the Seahawks are "positioned to make a push" for him. "The organization is intrigued by the idea of matching Brown with an MVP candidate like Russell Wilson in an offense that already is as potent as any in the league." Schefter added. "However, other teams also have expressed interest, and Seattle and Brown have not started official contract talks, making a Seattle match not a lock. There has been more and more activity around Brown in recent days, however, and teams are positioning themselves to make a move so that he's ready to play as soon as he's reinstated." The 31-year-old hauled in four receptions for 55 yards and a touchdown in one game with the Patriots in 2019. Brown is worth stashing in all league formats with the hopes that he signs with an NFL team once his suspension is concluded.
Bengals wide receiver John Ross recently approached the team about trading him ahead of the league's trade deadline, according to a report from NFL insider Mike Garafolo. Garafolo adds that Ross's agent confirmed that they have inquired about a trade but that those discussions have not gone very far as of yet. (Source: Mike Garafolo on Twitter)
Fantasy Impact: Ross is a former first round pick but has just two receptions for 17 yards while playing in three of the team's six games this season. In Week 6, he played exactly one snap on offense. He is still just 24 years old and boasts elite speed, but his production in Cincinnati has been inconsistent at best through his first four seasons. He is a free agent after the 2020 season.
Mon, Oct 19th 6:08pm EDT
By Dan Titus
According to New York Giants HC Joe Judge, WR Sterling Shepard is "closer" to a return. He worked with trainers Monday, and his status could be up to a pregame workout. (Source: Jordan Raanan on Twitter)
Fantasy Impact: Shepard's missed the past four games with a turf toe injury, and it appears that he's trending closer to returning to play as early as Week 7. He'll need to pass pregame workouts, but his return will help Daniel Jones but may cut into Darius Slayton's surge in target share. Fantasy managers should not rush to the wire to pick up Shepard until he displays the ability to get healthy and stay healthy.
Tennessee Titans WR Corey Davis has been removed from the Reserve/COVID-19 list by the Titans. (Source: John Glennon on Twitter)
Fantasy Impact: Davis rejoins the Titans after missing the past two games due to COVID-19. Before being shelved on the COVID-19 list, Davis was producing well with 15 receptions for 206 yards and one touchdown in the first three games of the season. Davis' return will only improve the outlook for A.J. Brown and the Titans offense as he will add another downfield threat for Ryan Tannehill. Davis and the Titans have a big-time matchup against the undefeated Steelers on Sunday.
Mon, Oct 19th 5:49pm EDT
By Dan Titus
According to Baltimore Ravens HC Jim Harbaugh, he believes RB Mark Ingram doesn't have a significant ankle injury and has a chance of playing against the Steelers on Nov. 1. (Source: Jamison Hensley on Twitter)
Fantasy Impact: Ingram exited Week 6 against the Eagles due to an ankle injury that is not believed to be serious. With the Ravens on bye in Week 7, Ingram will have an extra week to heal before a divisional battle with the undefeated Steelers on November 1st. Should Ingram miss any time with his ankle injury, Gus Edwards and J.K. Dobbins are the best options for fantasy managers looking to replace Ingram.
Mon, Oct 19th 3:12pm EDT
By Mike Maher
Browns tight end David Njoku has reportedly told the team that he would like to be traded ahead of the NFL's traded deadline, according to a report from Mary Kay Cabot of Cleveland.com. (Source: Mary Kay Cabot on Twitter)
Fantasy Impact: Njoku originally asked for a trade over the Summer after the team signed Austin Hooper in free agency, but he ultimately rescinded that request. The young tight end spent three weeks on injured reserve with a knee injury this season and has just five receptions for 63 yards and a touchdown in three games. Njoku was a first-round pick in 2017 and is still just 24 years old.