|Devin Funchess expected to play Thursday|
Rivera says he was 'just sore'
By: Jake Gordon | Oct 10 2017, 11:00 pm
|Devin Funchess has been one of the Panthers' bright spots this season, but he is dealing with a knee inury.
The third-year receiver missed both Monday and Tuesday's practices with a sore knee, but Panthers coach Ron Rivera said Tuesday he expects Funchess to play Thursday against the Eagles.
(The Sporting News)|
FFToday's Take: This is great news for anyone who has been riding the fortunes of the emerging Carolina passing game. Despite missing practice earlier this week it looks like the former Wolverine will play against the Eagles on Thursday Night Football. A favorable match up should make him a solid WR2 in this game so get him into your lineup.
|Adrian Peterson traded to Cardinals|
Sources say deal gives conditional pick to Saints
By: Antonio D'Arcangelis | Oct 10 2017, 12:07 pm
|Dianna Russini (@dianaESPN) on Twitter: "Trade! The New Orleans Saints have traded Adrian Peterson to the Arizona Cardinals for a conditional pick per sources" (Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: The Saints RB coach was just talking up Peterson during the bye week, but okay -- this makes sense, doesn't it? Peterson was never a fit in New Orleans, and this move opens up touches for both Mark Ingram and Alvin Kamara -- perhaps the biggest fantasy winners here. The Cardinals have found an explosive runner who can help the power running game. Peterson is worth adding in all formats if he's available, though is upside will be limited by a poor offensive line.
|DeShone Kizer looks like he's getting benched|
Coach says demotion will help rookie long-term
By: Antonio D'Arcangelis | Oct 10 2017, 10:44 am
|Kevin Hogan hasn’t been named the 28th starting quarterback of the Browns since 1999, but all signs point to rookie DeShone Kizer staying on the bench. Coach Hue Jackson indicated Monday he’s leaning toward starting Hogan on the road Sunday against the Houston Texans when he explained Kizer would benefit from watching, regrouping and learning from the sideline. (Akron Beacon Journal)|
FFToday's Take: “My decision is what is best for the team, what is best for our team to put us in position to win, also, what is best for DeShone,” Jackson said. “It’s not just for the team, but what is best for him just so that he can feel like, ‘OK, I am moving further along in this process, and I’m understanding what I need to do to be better.’ All of that will go into my decision."
Sounds like Kizer can be safely dropped in 12-team redrafts, but he's certainly worth holding onto for dynasty leagues, if Hue Jackson the soothsayer is correct.
|Sam Bradford aggravates knee injury|
Case Keenum leads team to victory, likely starter in Week 6
By: Antonio D'Arcangelis | Oct 10 2017, 10:00 am
|Up 3-2 on the Bears, the Vikings called on backup Case Keenum to close out the half with 25 seconds remaining, pulling Sam Bradford, who was 5-of-11 passing for 36 yards, an average of 3.3 yards per pass.
"He aggravated his injury when he got tackled on one of the plays," Zimmer said of Bradford. "I just thought it was best for him that we got him out of there. He didn't want to come out. He wanted to stay in there and fight but I didn't want to get him injured anymore." (ESPN)|
FFToday's Take: Keenum is the safer real-life and fantasy option for the next few weeks as Bradford recuperates and the Vikings evaluate their options when Teddy Bridgewater comes off PUP.
|Sammy Watkins confused with role in Rams offense|
HC Sean McVay: Targets and touches will come his way
By: Antonio D'Arcangelis | Oct 10 2017, 9:58 am
|Coach Sean McVay spent part of Monday counseling Sammy Watkins about his lack of targets and touches, and the receiver’s comments about it on social media -- adding that the past two weeks have not "been indicative of his production for the rest of the season."
“We’ll continue to try and find ways to get the ball in Sammy’s hands,” McVay said. (LA Times)|
FFToday's Take: Watkins was targeted four times in Sunday’s 16-10 loss, and for only the second time in 42 NFL games, he did not catch a pass. Cooper Kupp is probably going to be the safer, more reliable fantasy receiver, but Watkins probably has more upside in favorable matchups.
|Brandon Marshall done for the year|
Will have ankle surgery tomorrow
By: Mike Krueger | Oct 9 2017, 8:30 pm
|Tomorrow I’ll have surgery ending year 12. I’m filled with mixed emotions. I wasn’t able to produce for my team the way I wanted to but this was my greatest year to date. This game has shown me who I really am good and bad. This game has given me the opportunity to grow as a man, father, husband, teammate, leader.. . I’m so thankful for this game. (Brandon Marshall on Instagram)|
FFToday's Take: Brandon Marshall injured his ankle on Sunday and will miss the remainder of the season. The Giants will have a new wide receiver corps in Week 6 after Odell Beckham Jr. broke his ankle in the same game. Roger Lewis, Sterling Shepard (ankle) and Tavarres King will try and pick up the pieces on the outside.
|Charles Clay out multiple weeks|
Torn meniscus and sprained MCL
By: Doug Orth | Oct 9 2017, 5:15 pm
|Charles Clay has been diagnosed with a torn meniscus and sprained MCL. He had surgery to repair the injury on Monday and coach Sean McDermott told the media that he anticipates being without Clay for multiple weeks. (Pro Football Talk)|
FFToday's Take: Clay had emerged as the top playmaker in an otherwise lackluster Bills' passing game and was one of the few reliable fantasy tight ends thus far, so this one hurts. Nick O'Leary stepped up with five catches for a team-high 54 yards in his absence in Week 5 and will be worth consideration for the many owners desperate for production from their tight end. The Bills have a bye in Week 6 and O'Leary doesn't have a particularly good matchup in Week 7 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
|Bilal Powell day-to-day|
By: Doug Orth | Oct 9 2017, 5:05 pm
|Bilal Powell has a calf strain. He is day-to-day. (New York Post - Brian Costello)|
FFToday's Take: With the exception of his 190-total yard explosion in Week 4 against the Jacksonville Jaguars, Powell has been a bitter disappointment for those owners who expected him to take over the Jets' backfield and benefit from excessive garbage time. Elijah McGuire may be forced to carry the load in Week 6 versus the New England Patriots should Powell and Matt Forte (toe) be unable to go.
|Marlon Mack poised for bigger role?|
Rookie RB erupted for 91 yards rushing in Week 5
By: Doug Orth | Oct 9 2017, 4:55 pm
|HC Chuck Pagano: "I think it would be wise to try to find ways to get (Marlon Mack) the football and get him more involved." (CNHI Sports Indiana)|
FFToday's Take: Mack had been sidelined by a shoulder injury since Week 2, but he did not appear to miss a beat against San Francisco in Week 5. The rookie is highly unlikely to force Frank Gore out of the lineup, but a true split backfield seems the most likely resolution for a team that wants to reduce Gore's workload. Nevertheless, Mack should be added in leagues this week and could be a serviceable flex option in Week 6 against the Tennessee Titans.
|DeVante Parker ankle injury minor|
Could play Week 6
By: Mike Krueger | Oct 9 2017, 10:30 am
|#Dolphins WR DeVante Parker suffered an ankle sprain yesterday and it’s believed to be minor, source said. Not ruled out for Sunday. (Ian Rapoport on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: Parker left in the first quarter yesterday and never returned. the Dolphins offense looks anemic on the field, not to mention the off-field distraction of offensive line coach Chris Foerster snorting cocaine at work. It will be difficult to trust any skill player, even in a tempting matchup against the Falcons.
|Giants add to receiving corps |
Travis Rudolph, Tavarres King signed
By: Mike Krueger | Oct 9 2017, 8:00 am
|No one can replace Odell Beckham Jr. as far as what he brings to the field for the Giants, but there is his roster spot to fill. Monday morning, the Giants signed Travis Rudolph off their practice squad, with more moves to come as they seek to rebuild their battered wide receiver corps. Tavarres King has also been signed (New York Post)|
FFToday's Take: It was a brutal day for the Giants receiving corps losing Odell Beckham Jr. (broken ankle), Dwayne Harris (fractured foot), Brandon Marshall (sprained ankle) and Sterling Shepard (ankle). Beckham and Harris are out for the year. For now it appears Roger Lewis, King and Rudolph are the top three wide receiver options for Eli Manning. Expect TE Evan Engram to be more involved moving forward. Next up on the schedule for the Giants: at Denver, home for Seattle.
|Wendall Smallwood not expected to play|
By: Mike Krueger | Oct 8 2017, 8:20 am
|Eagles RB Wendell Smallwood, who is listed as questionable with a knee injury, is not expected to play vs. the #AZCardinals, I'm told. (Ian Rapoport on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: This is no surprise as Smallwood missed practice all week. The Eagles will continue to use a running back by committee approach with LeGarrette Blount and Corey Clement serving as the top two options.
|Marcus Mariota not expected to play|
By: Mike Krueger | Oct 8 2017, 8:10 am
|Titans QB Marcus Mariota, considered game-time decision due to hamstring, not expected to play vs. Dolphins, per source. Matt Cassel starts. (Adam Schefter on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: Expect to see Matt Casell under center for the Titans against the Raiders. Casell went 4-of-10 for 21 yards and 2 INTs last week. He's not a recommended option in Week 5.
|Marqise Lee expected to play|
By: Mike Krueger | Oct 8 2017, 8:00 am
|Listed as questionable due to a rib injury, Jaguars WR Marqise Lee is slated to play Sunday vs. the Steelers, per source. (Adam Schefter on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: Lee missed practice Wednesday and Thursday but was limited Friday. He will start along side Allen Hurns in a matchup against the Steelers. Both can be considered as WR4s.
|Bradford practices Saturday, gametime decision|
Listed as Questionable
By: Mike Krueger | Oct 7 2017, 4:00 pm
|It marks the third straight practice for Sam Bradford, who was limited all week due to his swollen left knee and has not played since the Sept. 11 season opener against the Saints.
He’s officially listed as questionable to play Monday night in Chicago, even though Bradford said earlier in the week he didn’t expect to be a game-time decision.
“We’ll see,” head coach Mike Zimmer said of Bradford. (Minneapolis Star Tribune)|
FFToday's Take: It sounds like Bradford is on the right side of questionable this week, but the Vikings will wait until Monday to let the public now. Bradford's availability would be an upgrade for the offense as a whole.
|Jack Doyle out for Week 5|
By: Mike Krueger | Oct 6 2017, 4:10 pm
|Indianapolis Colts tight end Jack Doyle will miss the first NFL game of his five-year career on Sunday. The team's co-leader in receptions through four games is recovering from a concussion suffered in last week's loss to the Seattle Seahawks. (Indianapolis Star)|
FFToday's Take: The tight end position gets weaker and weaker with every passing moment. Doyle missed practice Friday after experiencing some soreness in his neck. In his absence, Brandon Williams will likely get the start.
|Ty Montgomery doubtful|
Rib injury will likely keep Packers RB on the sideline
By: Mike Krueger | Oct 6 2017, 4:02 pm
|#Packers RB Ty Montgomery, dealing with broken ribs, listed as doubtful vs. Cowboys, as expected. WR Davante Adams (concussion) questionable. (Ian Rapoport on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: Dealing with multiple broken ribs, look for Montgomery to be on the inactive list Sunday. In his absence, Jamaal Williams and Aaron Jones will handle running back duties. It's unclear at this time who will get the start but don't expect either back to handle 90 percent of the workload like Montgomery has done this season.
|Kenny Britt doubtful for Week 5|
Knee, groin injuries
By: Mike Krueger | Oct 6 2017, 11:30 am
|#Browns WR Kenny Britt (knee/groin) and LB Jamie Collins (concussion) are doubtful for Sunday (Nate Ulrich on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: The Browns "No.1 receiver" has looked disinterested most of the season and would've been benched last week if the Browns had enough bodies at the position. Ricardo Louis and Rashard Higgins will likely start Week 5 but neither are recommended options for fantasy owners.
|Paul Perkins out for Week 5|
By: Mike Krueger | Oct 6 2017, 9:31 am
|RB Paul Perkins and C Weston Richburg are OUT for Sunday's game vs Chargers. (Jordan Raanan on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: Perkins is battling a rib injury and will likely be inactive this week. This opens the door a bit for rookie Wayne Gallman to receive a few more carries however, the Giants running game is in bad shape and Gallman should only be considered a flex play in 12-team leagues.
|Gronkowski not expected to play, thigh injury|
Gronk to miss Week 5
By: Mike Krueger | Oct 5 2017, 6:00 pm
|Updated: Patriots’ TE Rob Gronkowski is not expected to play tonight vs Bucs, per source. (Adam Schefter on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: We got word earlier today that Gronk could be limited, but not it appears he will sit out Thursday night. Dwayne Allen should fill the tight end role but he's difficult to trust as anything more than a TE2 given his limited usage this season (0 catches). Expect more work in the passing game to go to Chris Hogan, Danny Amendola and James White.
|Wendell Smallwood misses another practice|
Knee injury; sat out Wednesday as well
By: Doug Orth | Oct 5 2017, 5:15 pm
|Fletcher Cox (calf) and Wendell Smallwood (knee) apparently aren't practicing again today. (The Philadelphia Inquirer)|
FFToday's Take: Cox is a vital cog on the Eagles' strong defensive line, but Arizona's front five is playing poorly enough at the moment that the Philadelphia D/ST is still a good play this week. Smallwood's potential Week 5 absence should mean a heavier workload for LeGarrette Blount. Arizona is stingy for the most part against running backs, but bye weeks and injuries at the running back position may make Blount a worthwhile low-end RB2 start if Smallwood can't go.
|Doug Martin to jump into the fire Week 5?|
NFL insider believes RB will play big role in season debut
By: Doug Orth | Oct 5 2017, 5:00 pm
|Bucs aren't saying much, but I would expect RB Doug Martin to be significantly in the mix tonight coming off his suspension. They believe his return can help spark the offense. They'll monitor him as game goes along, as he could have some rust. But my sense is they wouldn't have activated him just to split carries with Jacquizz Rodgers. (ESPN - Dan Graziano)|
FFToday's Take: Martin is far from a safe play tonight given his complete lack of practice time following his three-game suspension, but owners may not have much of a choice with the bye-week crunch starting to hit and the rash of injuries that hit the running back position last week. He's going to be hard to trust as anything more than a flex, but he certainly has upside and the matchup working in his favor.
|Marqise Lee misses practice Thursday|
By: Mike Krueger | Oct 5 2017, 10:45 am
|Jaguars say WR Marqise Lee (ribs) an C Brandon Linder (illness) expected to miss their second consecutive practice. Everyone else expected to practice on Thursday. (ESPN)|
FFToday's Take: Lee missed practice Wednesday as well, suggesting he may sit out Week 5 against the Steelers. If he does miss, rookie Keelan Cole could see more snaps in two receiver sets along side Allen Hurns. Hurns would be the only viable receiving option in this run-heavy offense.
|Gronkowski could be limited|
By: Mike Krueger | Oct 5 2017, 7:30 am
|Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski (thigh), a late addition to the injury report, is expected to play. But he figures to be limited some vs #Bucs. (Ian Rapoport on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: It sounds like Gronk will be on the field Thursday night, but his usage remains in question. Still, if he starts, he should be in your lineup unless we get further indication his role will be significantly reduced.
|Michael Crabtree expected to play Sunday|
By: Mike Krueger | Oct 4 2017, 4:45 pm
|Raiders wide receiver Michael Crabtree returned to practice Wednesday after missing last week’s game with a bruised lung. Coach Jack Del Rio expressed optimism Crabtree will play Sunday against the Ravens, according to Michael Gehlken of the Las Vegas Review-Journal. (Pro Football Talk)|
FFToday's Take: It sounds like Crabtree will return to action in Week 5 but he will be missing Derek Carr at quarterback meaning Crabtree and Cooper should be downgraded to WR3s for their matchup against Baltimore.
|Marcus Mariota status unclear|
Limited on Wednesday
By: Mike Krueger | Oct 4 2017, 4:30 pm
|Tennessee Titans coach Mike Mularkey says quarterback Marcus Mariota is still unclear for their upcoming matchup with the Miami Dolphins.
The Titans coach remains hopeful that Mariota will play despite a strained hamstring . (Marcus Mariota)|
FFToday's Take: The Titans signed backup Brandon Weeden yesterday suggesting they may be without Mariota for Week 5 against the Dolphins. Matt Cassel would start if Mariota sits and it wouldn't be surprising to see a run-heavy gameplan from the Titans regardless of which QB gets the start.
|Davante Adams limited in practice Wednesday|
Still in concussion protocol
By: Mike Krueger | Oct 4 2017, 4:00 pm
|McCarthy extended his optimism about wide receiver Davante Adams who remains in the concussion protocol, but McCarthy was pleased with his progress given the unsavory imagery of the collision.
“Everybody’s going to go down to practice and hopefully we’ll have good news when we come out of practice. The goal is to get everybody out there in a limited fashion, and we’ll go from there. (Green Bay Press Gazette)|
FFToday's Take: Adams took a vicious hit last Thursday night against the Bears but he's on track to play in Week 5. Stay tuned to practice reports throughout the week for updates on his status.
|Packers RBs limited Wednesday|
Ty Montgomery and Jamaal Williams
By: Mike Krueger | Oct 4 2017, 2:15 pm
|Ty Montgomery practiced with significant protection around his ribs. Fellow RB Jamaal Williams (knee) also on the field. (ESPN)|
FFToday's Take: Montgomery is dealing with multiple broken ribs while Williams suffered a sprained knee in Week 4 against the Bears. It's too early to tell if either back will play Sunday but their limited participation is a good sign. Aaron Jones would see more opportunities if either back is limited or sits.
|DeSean Jackson off to slow start |
Only nine receptions through three games
By: Jake Gordon | Oct 4 2017, 8:00 am
|Three games into his Tampa Bay Buccaneers career, DeSean Jackson has just nine catches. DeSean being DeSean, those nine catches have gained 143 yards, but he hasn't had quite the impact he and the Bucs might have hoped when they arranged this marriage back in March. He's averaging career-lows in both catch rate and receiving yards per game, after all.
"I think I've just got to get on track with him," Winston said, per the team's official website. "I have to play better in all respects. He's been doing what he does - he's been open a lot."
FFToday's Take: The Bucs passing attack suddenly has more depth than recent memory. It's not a surprise to see Jameis Winston favor Mike Evans but he has had more success finding Adam Humphries (14 receptions on 20 targets) than Desean Jackson (9 receptions on 20 targets). Until Winston gains more confidence throwing the deep ball, Jackson's owners will struggle with inconsistent fantasy production.
|Michael Floyd to return to practice Thursday|
Vikings receiver coming off four-game suspension
By: Jake Gordon | Oct 4 2017, 6:00 am
|Just as Minnesota lost a key part of its offense when Dalvin Cook went down with a season-ending ACL tear, it added another with the return of Michael Floyd.
The wide receiver, who sat out the first four games of the season for violating the NFL’s substance-abuse policy, returned from his suspension Monday and will be back at practice Thursday.
FFToday's Take: Stefon Diggs and Adam Thielen have been extremely productive over the first month of the season so Michael Floyd's fantasy upside will be limited as he battles for targets within the offense.
|Andrew Luck to begin practicing this week|
Franchise QB will be limited, slated to play Oct. 16 or Oct. 22
By: Antonio D'Arcangelis | Oct 3 2017, 10:35 am
|Colts general manager Chris Ballard said this is the week Andrew Luck returns to the practice field, albeit in a limited role.
“We’ll slowly start working him back into practice this week,’’ he said during the team’s Monday night radio show. “We’ll see how much he gets. (CBS)|
FFToday's Take: Luck hasn’t practiced with his teammates since undergoing January surgery to repair a torn labrum in his right shoulder. His return is slated for Oct. 16 at Tennessee at the very earliest, but more likely Oct. 22 at home against Jacksonville or Oct. 29 at Cincinnati.
|Brandon Marshall admits he's "not playing well"|
Veteran WR has caught just 16 of 30 targets this season
By: Antonio D'Arcangelis | Oct 3 2017, 10:30 am
|We're now four games in, and Brandon Marshall doesn’t look anywhere near the Pro Bowl receiver the Giants were expecting when they signed him to a two-year deal in the offseason. He had a pair of drops in Sunday’s 25-23 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and caught another ball with his legs after a bobble.
“Just not playing well right now,” he said after finishing with six catches on 10 targets for 46 yards in the Giants’ fourth straight loss. “I haven’t played a solid game since I’ve been here.” (ESPN)|
FFToday's Take: It's actually refreshing to hear some accountability coming out of somebody associated the Giants, and Marshall is at least self-aware and working to improve the situation. He's worth a speculative add in leagues where he's been dropped, if only for his physicality and the promise of continued targets.
|Ty Montgomery dealing with multiple broken ribs|
Packers RB says organ safety is a concern moving forward
By: Antonio D'Arcangelis | Oct 3 2017, 10:25 am
|Ty Montgomery said during "Clubhouse Live" that he's going to
"do my best to try to be out there" but that he's worried about "risking something more serious" by playing through what he callwed "multiple" broken ribs. "I don't want to puncture any internal organs. We all know how serious that can be."
FFToday's Take: If Montgomery can't go this week, we could be looking at lots of touches for rookie Aaron Jones, since Jamaal Williams (knee) is also expected to miss time.
|Jack Doyle suffered concussion Sunday night|
Five catches before leaving in third quarter of Week 4
By: Doug Orth | Oct 2 2017, 6:30 pm
|HC Chuck Pagano: Jack Doyle in concussion protocol. (Mike Chappell on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: Andrew Luck can't return soon enough for the Colts, who would be left with third-stringer Brandon Williams in Week 5 with Eric Swoope on IR. If there is one positive for Indianapolis, it might be the fact it is hosting winless San Francisco in Week 5. Sitting out Doyle for that game should give him more than enough time to recover for Week 6 if he is able to progress through the protocol quickly.
|Derek Carr sidelined 2-6 weeks|
Transverse process fracture
By: Doug Orth | Oct 2 2017, 6:20 pm
|Jack Del Rio said Derek Carr has transverse process fracture. "There's a real good chance he'll miss this week. Typically takes 2-6 weeks. (Michael Gehlken on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: It's the same injury that Tony Romo suffered last year. It's also horrible news for the fantasy owners of Amari Cooper, Michael Crabtree, Jared Cook and Marshawn Lynch alike, all of whom become likely fringe starters at best with EJ Manuel at quarterback. The Raiders can be targeted by defense/special teams streamers for however long Carr is out, including the Baltimore Ravens this week.
|Greg Olsen making progress|
"Doing good" two weeks after foot surgery
By: Doug Orth | Oct 2 2017, 6:10 pm
|Panthers TE Greg Olsen out of the boot and progressing on schedule two weeks after foot surgery. (Joe Person on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: Olsen will almost certainly be one of the Panthers' two "return" players from IR. He is eligible to begin practicing again in four weeks and could play in Week 10 if he doesn't experience a setback. With that said, the Panthers have a Week 11 bye, so they could choose to play it conservatively as well. If he can return by then, he could be a nice piece to a fantasy championship run for the aggressive yet patient owner who is otherwise sitting pretty four weeks into the season.
|No change in status for Corey Davis|
Already ruled out for Week 5 with hamstring injury
By: Doug Orth | Oct 2 2017, 6:00 pm
|HC Mike Mularkey said Corey Davis still out for (Week 5). (Titan Insider - Terry McCormick)|
FFToday's Take: It's never a good sign when a player is ruled out this far ahead of the team's next game and suggests he's at least another week or two away from returning. The Titans have yet to see their upgraded receiving corps, as Davis have seemingly been recovering from injuries since he was drafted and Eric Decker spent most of the offseason sidelined as well. Deep-league owners are advised to hold, but others may need to part ways if the bye-week crunch becomes too much.
|Marcus Mariota day-to-day|
Suffered hamstring injury in Week 4
By: Doug Orth | Oct 2 2017, 5:50 pm
|The Titans consider QB Marcus Mariota day-to-day with his hamstring injury. That’s good news for their star. (NFL.com - Ian Rapoport)|
FFToday's Take: If Mariota is able to return this week, he gets a nice matchup against a weary Miami defense that has allowed quarterbacks to complete 79 percent of their passes. The Dolphins will be returning home from London after playing the previous two weeks in Los Angeles and New York and still dealing with the effects of Hurricane Irma in their day-to-day lives. If he can go, Mariota needs to be in lineups this week.
|Chris Carson lands on IR|
Suffered broken leg and high-ankle sprain
By: Doug Orth | Oct 2 2017, 5:40 pm
|Source: it's official, Seahawks RB Chris Carson has been placed on IR after breaking his leg in Week 4. (Field Yates on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: It's possible Carson can make it back before the end of the regular season, but a return around the NFL Playoffs seems more likely. HC Pete Carroll seemed to suggest Thomas Rawls will get the first shot at reclaiming the starting job, but the whole Seattle backfield is a mess at the moment. Eddie Lacy will likely steal carries from Rawls, while oft-injured C.J. Prosise and J.D. McKissic could share work on passing downs.
|Vikings confirm Dalvin Cook has torn ACL|
Done for the season
By: Mike Krueger | Oct 2 2017, 12:05 pm
|Mike Zimmer confirms: Dalvin Cook torn ACL. Done for season. (Adam Schefter on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: It's a brutal injury for a team and offense that was centered around the rookie running back who rolled up 444 yards and 2 TDs through 3.5 games. Latavius Murray (ankle) and Jerick McKinnon will likely form a timeshare moving forward. Both are viable waiver wire adds for Week 5.