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Melvin Gordon inactive

Sunday October 21st, 2018 12:20:00 PM
Injury Austin Ekeler to start

Los Angeles Chargers running back Melvin Gordon is inactive for Sunday's game against the Tennessee Titans. Gordon did not appear on the injury report until the team's practice on Friday in London, when he was listed as limited because of a hamstring injury. (ESPN)

FF Today's Take: With Gordon out, expect Austin Ekeler to start with Justin Jackson playing a backup role. Detrez Newsome has been promoted from the practice squad. Ekeler holds RB2 value today against the Titans in London.

Chris Thompson not expected to play

Sunday October 21st, 2018 11:05:00 AM
Injury Knee injury

Redskins’ RB Chris Thompson, listed as questionable for Sunday due to rib and knee injuries, is not expected to play vs. Cowboys, per source. (Adam Schefter on Twitter)

FF Today's Take: Thompson was on the practice field this week but will be inactive. In his absence, Kapri Bibbs will handle backup running back duties behind Adrian Peterson. Bibbs is a desperation Flex play in PPR leagues.

Isaiah Crowell expected to play

Sunday October 21st, 2018 11:00:00 AM
Injury Foot injury

Jets’ RB Isaiah Crowell, listed as questionable for Sunday due to a foot injury, is expected to play vs. Vikings, per source. (Adam Schefter on Twitter)

FF Today's Take: Crowell was limited on Friday after missing Wednesday and Thursday but is expected to play. He posted a 13-40-0, 2-12-0 line after following the same practice schedule last week. The matchup against the Vikings isn't the greatest with Minnesota giving up the 10th fewest fantasy points to running backs.

Gronkowski doesn't travel with team

Saturday October 20th, 2018 08:30:00 PM
Injury Highly unlikely to play in Week 7

Patriots’ TE Rob Gronkowski is “highly unlikely” to play Sunday vs. Bears as he didn't travel with the team to Chicago, per source. (Adam Schefter on Twitter)

FF Today's Take: Gronkowski has yet be ruled out officially but that will likely come tomorrow. He's battled ankle and back injuries recently and doesn't seem to be his usual "Gronk" self on the field. In his absence, Dwayne Allen will likely start but isn't a viable fantasy options. Julian Edelman Josh Gordon and James White should lead the team in receiving.

Melvin Gordon downgraded to questionable

Saturday October 20th, 2018 06:45:00 PM
Injury Hamstring injury

Chargers downgraded Melvin Gordon to questionable with a hamstring injury for Sunday’s game vs. Titans. Gordon was a limited participant Friday, but not listed in the injury report. Gordon likely is a game-time decision for Sunday. (Eric Williams on Twitter)

FF Today's Take: Gordon owners should be up bright and early tomorrow to check the inactives as the Chargers play at 9:30 AM Eastern. Austin Ekeler would vault into RB2 territory if Gordon sits. The Chargers have a bye in Week 8.

Browns trade Carlos Hyde to Jaguars

Friday October 19th, 2018 07:00:00 PM
Browns receive 5th round draft pick

The Jacksonville Jaguars, in need of rushing help because Leonard Fournette is out indefinitely with a hamstring injury, traded a fifth-round draft pick to the Cleveland Browns for running back Carlos Hyde on Friday. "I don't know when he'll be ready," Marrone said. "I really don't." (ESPN)

FF Today's Take: The Jaguars are bolstering their RB depth due to Fournette's injury adding Jamaal Charles last week and now Hyde. T.J. Yeldon is expected to play this week despite dealing with an ankle injury. This move is a big boost to Nick Chubb's fantasy value as he will likely start on Sunday and be Cleveland's early-down and goaline option moving forward. Duke Johnson may finally get to see the volume the coaching staff touted during the off-season.

Marshawn Lynch out with groin injury

Friday October 19th, 2018 06:45:00 PM
Injury Could be placed on IR

Oakland Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch will miss an extended period of time with a groin injury, a source confirmed to ESPN. The Raiders have discussed placing Lynch on injured reserve but no decision has been reached, the source said. (ESPN)

FF Today's Take: First reports suggest Lynch could miss a month with further speculation suggesting he could be placed on IR. In his absence expect Doug Martin and Jalen Richard to handle most of the running back work with Martin operating on early-downs. This news is a boost to Martin and Richard's fantasy value.

Ryan Grant out, optimism on T.Y. Hilton

Friday October 19th, 2018 05:50:00 PM
Injury Hilton battling hamstring injury

Frank Reich: OUT this seek, Ryan Grant, Denico Autry, Clayton Geathers, Robert Turbin, Jack Doyle. Optimistic T.Y. Hilton will be ready to go. (Mike Chappell on Twitter)

FF Today's Take: It sounds like Hilton will returning to action this week after missing weeks 5 and 6 with a hamstring injury. Hilton will have a difficult matchup against Tre'Davious White and a Bills defense that's given up the 2nd fewest fantasy points to wide receivers.

Dalvin Cook out for Week 7

Friday October 19th, 2018 05:40:00 PM
Injury Hamstring injury

Dalvin Cook is out on Sunday, Mike Zimmer said. (Ben Goessling on Twitter)

FF Today's Take: Cook missed practice on Thursday and only did stretching on Friday before leaving the field with the trainer. In his absence, Latavius Murray should see the majority of the workload at running back for the Vikings against the Jets. The Jets rank in the middle of the pack, allowing the 15th most fantasy points to running backs.

Crowder out, Paul Richardson doubtful

Friday October 19th, 2018 05:30:00 PM
Injury Redskins thin at receiver

Redskins WR Jamison Crowder out Sunday vs. Dallas and could miss a little time, coach Jay Gruden said. Receiver Paul Richardson is doubtful with his shoulder/knee. Running backs Adrian Peterson and Chris Thompson both are questionable as is Quinton Dunbar. (John Keim on Twitter)

FF Today's Take: The Redskins are thin at receiver with Josh Doctson, Maurice Harris, Michael Floyd and Brian Quick being the options at the position for Alex Smith. Harris is likely to see the most snaps in the slot with Floyd playing the Z position for Richardson. None of these players are recommended fantasy options.

Cardinals make change at offensive coordinator

Friday October 19th, 2018 03:00:00 PM
Byron Leftwich in for Mike McCoy

On Friday, the Cardinals announced that Byron Leftwich would be taking the place of Mike McCoy as offensive coordinator.It’s upgrade from his most recent job title: quarterbacks coach.Leftwich himself spent 10 years as a quarterback in the NFL, which caught the Cardinals’ eye.He joined the Cardinals staff as an intern in 2016, when Bruce Arians was still head coach. Then, he was hired full-time in January of 2017. (Arizona Republic)

FF Today's Take: The Cardinals have struggled on offense this season with little creativity in the play-calling department, routinely running David Johnson into the line on first down and failing to use his talents as a pass catcher. This move was needed and can hopefully give a spark to a stagnant offense.

Royce Freeman injures ankle in Week 7

Friday October 19th, 2018 04:30:00 AM
Injury Reported high ankle sprain

RB Royce Freeman has high-ankle sprain. (Mike Klis on Twitter)

FF Today's Take: This season just doesn't look like it is going to go Freeman's way. In a game in which the game script could not have been better and the rookie could have seen in upwards to 20 carries, he instead suffers an injury that will almost certainly sideline him through Denver's Week 10 bye. As a result, Phillip Lindsay should see enough of an increase in work to move into low-end RB1 territory, while Devontae Booker will likely work in a change-of-pace role.

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