| Kamara limited, Jared Cook practices in full|
Saints getting healthy after bye week
By: Mike Krueger | Nov 6 2019, 6:00 pm
|Saints RB Alvin Kamara (knee/ankle), TE Josh Hill (calf) and CB Patrick Robinson (hamstring) were all limited in Wednesday's practice. TE Jared Cook (ankle) and WR Tre'Quan Smith (ankle) practiced fully. (Mike Triplett on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: Coming off their bye, the Saints are getting close to full strength. We're expecting Kamara and Cook to play this week but given Latavius Murray's workhorse role while Kamara was out, we could see more of a time share in Week 10 than Kamara owners would like. We'll have a better idea of Kamara's health after practice on Friday.
| David Johnson says he's playing Sunday|
By: Mike Krueger | Nov 6 2019, 3:43 pm
|RB David Johnson (ankle) on his availability for Sunday against the Buccaneers: "I'm definitely playing. I'm good, ready to go." (Kyle Odegard on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: Last time we saw David Johnson on the field, it was Week 7 for one play against the Giants. It remains to be seen how much playing time he'll cede to newly acquired Kenyan Drake who popped off for 162 total yards and 1 TD in Week 9 against the 49ers. With Chase Edmonds expected to be sidelined, DJ and Drake should handle all of the RB duties.
| A.J. Green misses practice Wednesday|
By: Mike Krueger | Nov 6 2019, 2:35 pm
|Zac Taylor says A.J. Green didn’t feel great coming out of walkthrough so they held him out of practice. Taylor found out when he went out to practice. Now calling A.J. day to day. (Paul Dehner Jr. on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: This after Taylor said Green would be play on Sunday. If Green got a new contract this week, he'd probably feel healthy enough to play. This soap opera will continue and hopefully we'll have a better idea of Green's status on Friday.
| Evan Engram expected to miss Week 10|
By: Mike Krueger | Nov 6 2019, 2:31 pm
|Tight end Evan Engram expects to miss Sunday's game against the New York Jets with what the New York Giants are calling a "mid-foot sprain." Engram had his MRI results of the affected left foot sent to specialist Dr. Robert Anderson for a second opinion, a source told ESPN's Adam Schefter. But Engram said later Wednesday that there is a belief he "dodged a bullet" and it's not the dreaded Lisfranc sprain that would sideline him for an extended period of time. (ESPN)|
FFToday's Take: Engram will miss this week, then the Giants have a bye in Week 11. Hopefully, he'll be able to return in Week 12 against the Bears. Rhett Ellison should see an increase target share but he'll be a fantasy dart throw with a low floor.
| Adam Thielen unlikely to play Week 10|
By: Mike Krueger | Nov 5 2019, 2:22 pm
|#Vikings WR Adam Thielen’s strained hamstring is no worse after his brief appearance in KC, I'm told, but he’s unlikely to play Sunday against the #Cowboys. Could feel it pulling and need to calm it down. Note: Bye is 2 weeks away and team errs on the conservative side. (Tom Pelissero on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: Fantasy owners should plan to be without Thielen this week and possible more given the Vikings have a bye in Week 12. Stefon Diggs will continue to operate as the team's top wideout for the next couple weeks.
| Nick Foles in as starting QB, Minshew to the bench|
Jags have bye in Week 10
By: Mike Krueger | Nov 5 2019, 1:33 pm
|Minshew Mania ends (for now): #Jaguars coach Doug Marrone announces that QB Nick Foles was named starter. Foles comes off IR and is back. (Ian Rapoport on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: The decision was made easier as Gardner Minshew and the Jaguars struggled in Week 9 against the Texans in London. The Jags have a bye in Week 10 so Foles will resume his starting role in Week 11 against the Colts.
| Panthers place Cam Newton on IR|
By: Mike Krueger | Nov 5 2019, 1:32 pm
|The Panthers have placed Cam Newton on injured reserve. From Marty Hurney: For the past seven weeks, Cam has diligently followed a program of rest and rehab and still is experiencing pain in his foot. He saw two foot specialists last week who agreed that he should continue that path prescribed by the team’s medical staff, and that it likely will take significant time for the injury to fully heal. We have said all along that it is impossible to put a timetable on this injury. Nobody is more frustrated with that fact than Cam. He’s one of the fiercest competitors I’ve been around during my (time in the NFL). (Jourdan Rodrigue on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: Newton played in only two games in 2019 and may be looking for another team in 2020. With age and injuries piling up the Panther could cut or trade Newton without a big hit to the salary cap. Kyle Allen is expected to continue to serve as the starting QB for the remainder of 2019.
| No timetable for Brandin Cooks' return|
Dealing with fifth career concussion and second of season
By: Doug Orth | Nov 4 2019, 8:00 pm
|The Rams are back from their week off. Sean McVay says Brandin Cooks’ meeting with concussion doctors in Pittsburgh went well, but the Rams don’t know when the WR will play again. (AP - Greg Beacham)|
FFToday's Take: If it wasn't obvious already, owners should not be counting on Cooks suiting up anytime in the near future, including Week 10 against the Steelers or Week 11 versus the Bears. Josh Reynolds should be considered among the top waiver-wire adds of the week in the leagues he wasn't already rostered following the news of Cooks' concussion last week. While Reynolds isn't in Cooks' class as a receiver, he has high-end WR3 upside in favorable matchups.
| Le'Veon Bell gets knee checked out|
Underwent MRI on Monday
By: Doug Orth | Nov 4 2019, 6:15 pm
|Le'Veon Bell getting an MRI today on his knee, per Gase. Still awaiting results. (ESPN - Rich Cimini)|
FFToday's Take: Fantasy owners will need to wait to see if the MRI was precautionary or not. Bell saw his second-largest workload of the season (25 touches) in Week 9, but the injury might explain why he could muster only one run over seven yards in a great matchup against the Dolphins. (Then again, the Jets' offensive line woes could explain it as well.) Owners would be wise to add Ty Montgomery and Bilal Powell - in that order - if Bell is forced to miss some time.
|Ronald Jones separating himself?|
HC: "Has earned the right to start"
By: Doug Orth | Nov 4 2019, 5:35 pm
|HC Bruce Arians says Ronald Jones has earned the right to start and play more snaps. Says Peyton Barber has done nothing wrong but Jones has been the most explosive back. (Buccaneers.com - Scott Smith)|
FFToday's Take: While fantasy owners will take declarations like this whenever they can get them, it's a bit sad that the Bucs waited until midway through the season to determine what was fairly obvious in the preseason: Jones is the better back at this point. With that said, Tampa Bay's ability and commitment to the run has been inconsistent at best. Owners should view Jones as a decent flex option with RB2 upside, which he may be able to reach in Week 10 against the Cardinals.
|Kareem Hunt on his way back|
HC: "He'll definitely have a role" in Week 10
By: Doug Orth | Nov 4 2019, 5:20 pm
|Freddie Kitchens is looking forward to having Kareem Hunt back on the field this week against the #Bills and "he'll definitely have a role." (Mary Kay Cabot on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: This is the moment Nick Chubb's fantasy owners have been dreading since draft day. The question is if Hunt will simply absorb the role of Dontrell Hilliard or if Kitchens intends to use him to split work with Chubb. The former is the most likely outcome, but this team has underachieved so greatly - with the exception of Chubb - and made such bizarre calls that nothing can be taken for granted when it comes to Kitchens. Consider Hunt no more than a high-upside handcuff for now.
| Jacoby Brissett has MCL sprain|
Has "a chance" to play in Week 10
By: Doug Orth | Nov 4 2019, 5:15 pm
|Jacoby Brissett MRI on left knee was as hoped for - MCL strain. Chance to play this week vs Miami but nothing definite, per sources. (ESPN - Chris Mortensen)|
FFToday's Take: Brissett was already shaping up to be a QB2 in fantasy for however long T.Y. Hilton (calf) was hurt, and now it appears there's a decent chance both sit this week. Brian Hoyer stepped up nicely - at least for fantasy purposes - in relief against the Steelers with three touchdown passes and could be a solid streamer for desperate owners in a great matchup in Week 10 against the Dolphins.
|Mark Walton handed four-game suspension|
Violated league's conduct and substance abuse policy
By: Doug Orth | Nov 4 2019, 5:00 pm
|Mark Walton has been suspended for the next four games for violating NFL conduct and substance abuse policy. (ESPN - Cameron Wolfe)|
FFToday's Take: On the one-week anniversary of Kenyan Drake getting traded to Arizona, the Dolphins lose the back they were beginning to lean on as their guy in the backfield. There's not a ton of fantasy upside in Miami's rushing attack, but there's always going to be some value with any back seeing 15 touches on a regular basis. His absence means - at least for the moment - that Kalen Ballage will become the workhorse. Only truly desperate owners should consider adding him in fantasy.
| Adam Thielen aggravates hamstring injury|
Played only seven snaps in Week 9
By: Doug Orth | Nov 4 2019, 4:50 pm
|Vikings coach Mike Zimmer wouldn't speculate (Nov. 4) on when Adam Thielen will return from hamstring injury. "Whenever the doctor says he's ready to play, he's ready." (Chris Tomasson on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: Thanks, coach. In all seriousness, this is another case in which fantasy owners appeared to get deceived, as we were generally led to believe Thielen was close to being ready to play on a short week in Week 8 and the team was just being cautious with him leading up to Week 9. At this point, owners probably should wait for him to make it through an entire game before inserting him back into lineups. Stefon Diggs will continue to operate as the clear WR1 in his absence.
| DeSean Jackson to have surgery|
Repair core muscle injury
By: Mike Krueger | Nov 4 2019, 3:30 pm
|#Eagles WR DeSean Jackson is having surgery to repair a core muscle injury tomorrow, sources say. Based on the timing, it appears unlikely he’ll play again this season. (Ian Rapoport on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: It's going to be a lost season for D-Jax who originally suffered his core injury in Week 2 after posting 8-154-2 in Week 1. The other Eagles receivers haven't really stepped up in Jackson's absence leaving the bulk of receiving work to tight ends Zack Ertz, Dallas Goedert and running back Miles Sanders. Alshon Jeffery, Nelson Agholor and Mack Hollins fill out the top three wideouts.
| Preston Williams out for the season|
By: Mike Krueger | Nov 4 2019, 2:35 pm
|Preston Williams out for season. (Barry Jackson on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: Williams suffered an ACL injury yesterday in Miami's first victory of the season over the Jets. He was developing into a weekly WR3 option but that job will now fall to DeVante Parker. Tight End Mike Gesicki turned in his best performance of the season yesterday with a 6-95-0 line.
| Dede Westbrook inactive|
Chris Conley expected to start
By: Mike Krueger | Nov 3 2019, 7:00 am
|The Jaguars will be down a key receiver Sunday. They will be without a key contributor in the secondary, too - with the team ruling out wide receiver Dede Westbrook and cornerback D.J. Hayden. Westbrook and Hayden both entered the weekend listed as questionable with neck/shoulder issues. (Jaguars.com)|
FFToday's Take: With Westbrook out with a shoulder issue, Chris Conley is expected to start against a leaky Texans secondary that's given up the third most fantasy points to wide receivers. Both Conley and D.J. Chark are WR2 plays in Week 9.
| Adam Thielen expected to play|
Questionable with hamstring injury
By: Mike Krueger | Nov 2 2019, 11:58 pm
|Vikings’ WR Adam Thielen, listed as questionable for Sunday with a hamstring injury, is expected to play against the Chiefs, per source. (Adam Schefter on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: Thielen has been classified as a gametime decision but it appears he'll suit in a good matchup against the Chiefs. He comes with some risk given the nature of his injury, but he's a worthy WR1 in Week 9.
| Chris Herndon unlikely to play in Week 9|
By: Mike Krueger | Nov 2 2019, 7:00 am
|Suspension cost Chris Herndon all of September. A hamstring injury cost him October. It's now November and the young tight end has still yet to practice fully this season.
Herndon wasn't ruled out of Sunday's game against the Dolphins, listed as questionable after continuing to practice on a limited basis on Friday, but coach Adam Gase made it sound unlikely he will play.
"I don't want to put him out there if he's not feeling good," Gase said. (New York Post)|
FFToday's Take: It will likely be the Ryan Griffin show at tight end for the Jets this week against the lowly Dolphins. Griffin finished at the TE1 in Week 8 with a 4-66-2 line but has four games this season with 1 catch or less. He's a TE2 in Week 9.
|Seahawks claim Josh Gordon off waivers|
Will not play in Week 9
By: Mike Krueger | Nov 1 2019, 5:30 pm
|The Seattle Seahawks have claimed former New England Patriots receiver Josh Gordon off waivers, coach Pete Carroll confirmed Friday. "He's a unique talent," Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said Friday. "Next week, we'll take a look and see what he looks like. He's done a lot of good stuff, made a lot of good plays and all that, so we'll find out more next week." (ESPN)|
FFToday's Take: The fantasy community has largely overvalued Gordon for a long time. His off-season issues are well documented and it says something that Seattle was 28th in the waiver order line. Gordon won't play this week against the Bucs and he's a long-shot to make any kind of significant fantasy impact the rest of the season.
| James Conner doubtful, Snell out|
Jaylen Samuels takes first team reps Friday
By: Mike Krueger | Nov 1 2019, 2:05 pm
|RB Benny Snell (knee) and LG Ramon Foster (concussion) have officially been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Colts, while RB James Conner is listed as doubtful and FB Rosie Nix is questionable. Conner hasn't practiced all week, and running back Jaylen Samuels told reporters he took first team reps on a Friday. (ESPN)|
FFToday's Take: Fire up your shares of Jaylen Samuels this week. He should be a busy man against the Colts with Trey Edmunds filling a backup role.
|T.Y. Hilton out with calf injury|
Injury occurred in practice on Wednesday
By: Mike Krueger | Nov 1 2019, 1:30 pm
|Colts receiver T.Y. Hilton will not play in Sunday's game at Pittsburgh due to a calf injury, coach Frank Reich said Friday. Reich said that type of injury generally keeps a player out 3-4 weeks. Reich said the injury occurred in practice Wednesday. Hilton missed the Colts’ Week 4 game against the Oakland Raiders because of a quad injury. The Colts are 0-5 without Hilton since he entered the NFL in 2012. (ESPN)|
FFToday's Take: Ouch. The Colts have lost their best playmaker which isn't good news for the offense in general. Zach Pascal could lead the team in targets but more opportunities are available for Deon Cain and Parris Campbell. The Colts could also use more two tight end sets with Eric Ebron () and Jack Doyle
| Marquise Brown expected to play|
Ravens WR missed practice Friday
By: Mike Krueger | Nov 1 2019, 1:03 pm
|Harbaugh said he expects Marquise Brown to play Sunday. Also said Jimmy Smith will play. (Jeff Zrebiec on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: Brown is coming off an ankle injury and actually missed practice Friday but is expected to play. He's missed Friday practices in the past but ended up playing on Sunday. His return will be a welcome addition to the Ravens passing game which has been non-existent outside of TE Mark Andrews.
| O.J. Howard out for Week 9|
By: Mike Krueger | Nov 1 2019, 12:20 pm
|TE O.J. Howard will miss his second straight game with a hamstring injury and won't play Sunday at Seattle. Injury reports will be out later but TE Cameron Brate was limited Thursday with a rib injury. (Rick Stroud on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: It sounds like Brate will be active this week and once again will be a punt play if you're struggling at the tight end position. Currently, the Bucs-Seahawks game has the hightest total (51.5) on the board.
| Eagles optimistic on DeSean Jackson|
Hasn't played since Week 2
By: Mike Krueger | Nov 1 2019, 10:17 am
|Doug Pederson on DeSean Jackson for Sunday: “I’m optimistic that he’ll go.” Have to see how he gets through today and the rest of the weekend. (Jeff McLane on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: Jackson has been limited in practice this week but it sounds like he might return to action this week. His arrival would help the Eagles offense in general but may ding Dallas Goedert's production if the Eagles use less two tight end sets.
| T.Y. Hilton, Eric Ebron in doubt for Week 9|
Calf and ankle injuries, respectively
By: Doug Orth | Oct 31 2019, 7:20 pm
|Wide receiver T.Y. Hilton‘s outlook for Sunday’s game against the Steelers got a little cloudier on Thursday. Hilton was listed as a limited participant in Wednesday’s practice due to a calf issue, but things took a step in the wrong direction on Thursday. Hilton was out of practice altogether. Friday will bring further word on his chances of playing in Week Nine.
That will also be the case for tight end Eric Ebron. He was not on the injury report at all on Wednesday, but was out of practice with an ankle injury on Thursday. (Pro Football Talk - Josh Alper)|
FFToday's Take: Mid-week downgrades are usually problematic, so fantasy owners - especially those with Hilton since he has been a solid WR2 for most of the season - need to be prepared for the worst and have a backup plan in mind if he needs to sit this week. After a career year in 2018 with Andrew Luck, Ebron has devolved into a hit-or-miss TE2 catching passes from Jacoby Brissett.
| Davante Adams nearing return|
Sidelined since Week 4 with toe injury
By: Doug Orth | Oct 31 2019, 7:00 pm
|Davante Adams has officially returned to practice. He's just waiting for final doctor's approval to play. (ESPN - Rob Demovsky)|
FFToday's Take: Adams practiced in pads Thursday for the first time since getting hurt, suggesting his return is imminent - be it this week or next. A return in Week 9 would likely mean he would draw shadow coverage from Casey Hayward, but it is unlikely fantasy owners have better options during the bye-week crunch. On the plus side, Adams has been about as matchup-proof as receivers come in recent years, and it seems unlikely things would be any different now.
| Conner, Snell miss practice Thursday|
Shoulder injury for Conner
By: Mike Krueger | Oct 31 2019, 3:20 pm
|No James Conner (shoulder), Benny Snell (knee), or Ramon Foster (concussion) for the second day in a row. Everyone else was a full go. But it seems more and more likely that the Steelers will be without both Conner and Snell for Sunday, leaving the team rolling with Jaylen Samuels and Trey Edmunds at running back. (ESPN)|
FFToday's Take: It's been reported that Snell will miss a couple weeks after having a small procedure on his knee to trim his meniscus. It's looking more and more like Jaylen Samuels (knee) will get the bulk of running back duties for the Steelers against the Colts in Week 9. Trey Edmunds rounds out the Steelers running back depth chart.
| Breida, Mostert expected to play Thursday night|
By: Mike Krueger | Oct 31 2019, 3:07 pm
|More 49ers' injury updates: RB Raheem Mostert, listed as questionable for tonight with a knee injury, will play vs. Cardinals. OT Joe Staley, doubtful with a fibula injury, will not.
49ers RB Matt Breida, who’s listed as questionable with an ankle injury, is playing tonight vs. the Cardinals, per source. Felt good this AM so good to go. (Adam Schefter on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: Tevin Coleman will have his usual support meaning the 49ers will be in RBBC mode tonight against the Cardinals although given injuries, Coleman is on the RB2 radar while Breida is more of a Flex option.
| James Conner misses practice Wednesday|
By: Mike Krueger | Oct 30 2019, 4:00 pm
|Steelers injury report isn't pretty from Wednesday's practice. Six players were absent because of injury: Benny Snell (knee), James Conner (shoulder), Maurkice Pouncey (calf), Ramon Foster (concussion) and Dan McCullers (ankle). TE Vance McDonald and LB Mark Barron were both given vet days off. Jaylen Samuels (knee) was a full participant, while Ulysses Gilbert was limited with a back injury. (ESPN)|
FFToday's Take: Samuels appears to be the healthiest running back in Pittsburgh right now and should be scooped up if he's available in your league. Conner was expected to miss practice today but his participation the remainder of the week will be something to keep an eye on.
| Chase Edmonds out, expect RBBC for Cardinals|
Avoid Cardinals RBs
By: Mike Krueger | Oct 30 2019, 3:48 pm
|Chase Edmonds won’t play. David Johnson is “still working through it,” Kingsbury said. Regardless it’ll be “running back by committee.” Alfred Morris will be active. (Darren Urban on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: It doesn't sounds like DJ (ankle) is going to play leaving newly acquired Kenyan Drake, Zach Zenner and Alfred Morris to handle the rushing duties in Week 9 against the 49ers. This is a good spot to avoid for fantasy owners.
| D-Jax back at practice, Miles Sanders misses|
Jackson hasn't played since Week 2
By: Mike Krueger | Oct 30 2019, 1:10 pm
|#Eagles who have been injured suited up for practice:
DeSean Jackson (groin), Darren Sproles (quad), Avonte Maddox (neck).
Injured Eagles not out here:
Miles Sanders (shoulder), Jason Peters (knee), Nigel Bradham (ankle), Tim Jernigan (foot). (Jeff McLane on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: Jackson hasn't played since Week 2 due to a groin injury while Miles Sanders injured his shoulder last week. It remains to be seen if both will play this week but Sanders' shoulder injury isn't considered major. The Eagles have a bye in Week 10.
| O.J. Howard, Brate miss practice Wednesday|
Tampa short tight ends
By: Mike Krueger | Oct 30 2019, 11:45 am
|Players not participating in #Bucs practice today:
TE Cameron Brate
TE O.J. Howard
OT Demar Dotson
OG Alex Cappa was back at practice. (Pewter Report on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: Howard missed Week 8 with a hamstring injury. Not word yet on why Brate missed. The tight end position has been an afterthought in the Bucs offense this year with both TEs combining for 26 catches, 327 yards and 2 TDs through eight weeks.
|Ryan Finley to start at QB after Bengals' bye|
Andy Dalton benched after nine seasons at helm in Cincy
By: Antonio D'Arcangelis | Oct 29 2019, 2:01 pm
|Tom Pelissero on Twitter: "Sources: The #Bengals are making a QB change after the bye. Andy Dalton goes to the bench. Rookie Ryan Finley expected to start. More right now on
FFToday's Take: The decision to bench Andy Dalton after almost nine seasons at the helm was probably a tough one, but it's not a terrible decision for the organization. Finley was the No. 104 overall pick and was mostly a game manager type in the preseason. He's unlikely to emerge as a long-term solution in Cincinnati, but he will have A.J. Green for Week 10 against the Ravens. He's off the fantasy radar and has similar upside to Brandon Allen in Denver.
|Jets looking to trade Le'Veon Bell before deadline|
RB likely to find suitors looking for "bell cow" back
By: Antonio D'Arcangelis | Oct 29 2019, 12:45 pm
|NY Daily News' Manish Mehta on Twitter: "Sources: Jets looking to trade Le'Veon Bell before 4 pm deadline."
The 27-year-old back's current contract (four-year, $52.5 million deal with $27 million guaranteed this offseason) carries fully guaranteed money through 2020. Le'Veon Bell can still run -- though his best days are likely behind him.
FFToday's Take: This would leave behind $13.19 million in dead cap hits over the next two years, so it shows that Adam Gase and now-fired GM Mike Maccagnan were never really on the same page and Gase is cashing in whatever chips he has left to get the team on the right track. Mehta cited the Texans, Chiefs and Bills as suitors that "could use" a bell-cow back, but New York has reportedly yet to receive any calls on their starter. For now, it's not a bad idea to pick up Ty Montgomery and/or Bilal Powell, since they'll be taking most of carries/targets once Bell is out the door.
| James Connor injured late in MNF win|
All of Steelers RBs nursing injuries now
By: Antonio D'Arcangelis | Oct 29 2019, 10:30 am
|It has been confirmed by head coach Mike Tomlin that James Conner suffered an injury to his shoulder and potentially AC (acromioclavicular) joint, but more tests will be run on Tuesday for a definitive diagnosis. Benny Snell suffered a knee injury in the game, and Jaylen Samuels was inactive with a knee injury. (CBS Sports)|
FFToday's Take: A broken clavicle, if that's what this is, would end Conner's season. But in any event, Samuels will be a popular add this week as he'll be a lot closer to returning from his knee scope and could play as early as this week against the Colts. If not, the Steelers will have to add some live bodies for their ailing backfield.
| Joe Flacco a candidate for IR|
Dealing with herniated disc in neck
By: Doug Orth | Oct 28 2019, 5:40 pm
|The Broncos are considering Injured Reserve for QB Joe Flacco, who has a neck injury the team is now evaluating. Either way, he's likely out a significant amount of time. (NFL Network - Ian Rapoport)|
FFToday's Take: It means Brandon Allen is set up to make his first career start in Week 9 against the Cleveland Browns. The former Los Angeles Ram was claimed off waivers right before the start of the season after going 44-of-69 for no touchdowns and three interceptions during preseason action. Even though Flacco was not playing well, this transition figures to lower the fantasy value of the entire offense - including Courtland Sutton - moving forward.
| Chase Edmonds expected to miss multiple games|
Injured hamstring in Week 8
By: Doug Orth | Oct 28 2019, 5:25 pm
|Cardinals RB Chase Edmonds likely will miss a few weeks with a hamstring strain, source said. With David Johnson also banged up, that explains today's trade for Kenyan Drake, who's in line for a big role Thursday night against the 49ers. (NFL Network - Tom Pelissero)|
FFToday's Take: It's the most reasonable explanation as to why Arizona traded for Kenyan Drake. Edmonds flashed the ability to be a feature back at some point in the near future in Week 7, but he'll likely go back to handcuff status behind David Johnson whenever he is able to return.
|Miami trades Kenyan Drake to Arizona|
MIA receives conditional 2020 draft pick
By: Mike Krueger | Oct 28 2019, 9:58 am
|Trade: Arizona has reached agreement in principle to trade a conditional 2020 draft pick to Miami for RB Kenyan Drake, league sources tell ESPN.
Arizona lost RB Chase Edmonds to a hamstring injury Sunday, already had RB David Johnson dealing with an ankle injury that is expected to sideline him this week and now will add RB Kenyan Drake, who could be in line for significant work Thursday night vs. San Francisco. (ESPN)|
FFToday's Take: With the Cardinals banged up at running back, Drake could get thrown right into the fire against the stout 49ers defense on Thursday night. This move isn't a good sign for the health of David Johnson or Chase Edmonds. This transaction also elevates Mark Walton in Miami although his team situation caps his value as a weekly Flex play.
| Chase Edmonds iffy for Thursday night|
By: Mike Krueger | Oct 28 2019, 7:00 am
|Arizona Cardinals coach Kliff Kingsbury said there's "definitely concern" that running back Chase Edmonds might not play Thursday night against the San Francisco 49ers after leaving Sunday's loss to the New Orleans Saints with a hamstring injury. (ESPN)|
FFToday's Take: With David Johnson (ankle,back) not expected to play, the Cardinals may be down to Alfred Morris and Zach Zenner at running back against the 49ers. Not good. Zenner is more likely to be involved in the passing game, making him the best fantasy RB option in Week 9.