DT Damon "Snacks" Harrison has opted to stay on the Seahawks' practice squad, declining offers from the Dolphins and Buccaneers. Harrison is expected to be activated onto Seattle's 53 man roster soon. (Source: Tom Pelissero on Twitter)
Fantasy Impact: Harrison signed to Seattle's practice squad on October 7th after contemplating retirement. Harrison has been remarkably durable, playing 112 games in his nine year career and totaling 485 tackles. His presence is desperately needed by a Seahawks defense allowing a massive 477.4 YPG to opposing offensive units.
Former Cowboys' defensive tackle David Irving was signed to the Las Vegas Raiders' practice squad on Tuesday, per source. (Source: Aaron Wilson on Twitter)
Fantasy Impact: Irving has a career total of 56 tackles, 12.5 sacks and five forced fumbles in the four seasons he spent in Dallas. Irving has not played since 2018 due to previous violation of the league's substance abuse program. The Raiders need help on their defense, which is allowing over 400 yards per game to opposing teams.
The Las Vegas Raiders have designated QB Marcus Mariota for return off IR. They’ll now have 21 days to activate him onto the 53-man roster. (Source: Vic Tafur on Twitter)
Fantasy Impact: Mariota started the season on IR, but will be back with the team by Week 10 based on the 21-day window to elevate him to the 53-man roster. Derek Carr has played well enough to hang on to the starting job, and unless something changes, expect to see Carr as the starter for the remainder of the season. Mariota is one of the better backup quarterbacks in the NFL, and should be stashed in dynasty leagues in case something were to happen to Carr.
The Los Angeles Rams have signed former Dallas, Washington, and Minnesota K Kai Forbath. (Source: Los Angeles Rams on Twitter)
Fantasy Impact: Forbath was cut earlier in the season by the Cowboys. He’ll come in and compete with rookie Sam Sloman, who has now missed a kick (either field goal or PAT) in five of six games this 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.
RB T.J. Yeldon is inactive for Monday's Week 6 contest against the Chiefs. (Source: Buffalo Bills on Twitter)
Fantasy Impact: Zack Moss was activated for Monday's game, making Yeldon the odd man out of the Bills' backfield. Buffalo will roll with Devin Singletary and Moss as their main two backs for Monday Night Football.
The Chiefs declared RB Le'Veon Bell inactive for Week 6 against the Bills. (Source: Matt McMullen on Twitter)
Fantasy Impact: Bell wasn't eligible to play this week due to the league's COVID-19 protocols. The newly signed RB will make his Chiefs debut in Week 7 against the Broncos. Monday's game against the Bills is Clyde Edwards-Helaire's final chance to show what he can do in a feature-back role.
The Raiders placed CB Damon Arnette on the reserve/COVID-19 list. (Source: Tom Pelissero on Twitter)
Fantasy Impact: Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports that no other Raiders player or personnel tested positive. The rookie cornerback is currently sidelined with a thumb injury.
RB DeAndre Washington will not play in Monday’s Week 6 contest against the Bills. (Source: Matt McMullen on Twitter )
Fantasy Impact: Washington was promoted to the 53-man roster in early October. He is inactive and will not play in Monday's game against the Bills. The Chiefs recently acquired Le'Veon Bell and could demote Washington to the practice squad in a corresponding move. Washington has yet to log a carry this season.