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Footballguys #171 - 10/9 - News And Notes From Around The League

Volume 20, #171 -- Tuesday Night, October 9th, 2018

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Good Wednesday to you. We've got the News and Notes you need so let's get to it.

J


1. WAS - RB Adrian Peterson has shoulder strain

Source: NFL Network - Tom Pelissero

Washington Redskins RB Adrian Peterson (shoulder) is nursing a strained shoulder. He will seek a second opinion but is expected to be able to play this week, according to a source.

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Peterson believes he can be ready for Week 6 even though he could not make it through the entire game against the Saints on Monday night. Watch his practice status during the week, especially Friday, when we will get more information on his status.

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2. PHI - Philly interested in RB LeSean McCoy

Source: WIVB - Josh Reed

Buffalo Bills RB LeSean McCoy interests the Philadelphia Eagles, who have reached out to Buffalo to feel out a possible trade, a source said Tuesday, Oct. 9.

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McCoy is under contract through the 2019 season and going back to Philly would be a boost for his fantasy value. The Eagles lost Jay Ajayi for the year with a knee injury and McCoy would provide an upgrade over guys like Corey Clement and Wendell Smallwood.

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3. PHI - RB Corey Clement logs full practice

Source: PhiladelphiaEagles.com

Philadelphia Eagles RB Corey Clement (quadriceps) was a full practice participant Tuesday, Oct. 9.

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It's a boost for the Eagles offense to get Clement back out there. He is going to compete with Wendell Smallwood to be the lead back for the Eagles now that Jay Ajayi (knee) is done for the year.

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4. JAX - RB Jamaal Charles inks with Jaguars

Source: ESPN - Adam Schefter

Free-agent RB Jamaal Charles (Broncos) is signing an undisclosed deal with the Jacksonville Jaguars Tuesday, Oct. 9, according to a source.

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Charles didn't look like himself last year with the Broncos. He may not be the player he used to be, but Charles still has some speed and instinct for running the ball. We should see him as the backup to T.J. Yeldon going forward while Leonard Fournette (hamstring) is still on the mend.

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5. SF - Quartet of RBs work out for 49ers

Source: ESPN.com - Field Yates

Free-agent RBs Shane Vereen (Saints), Charcandrick West (Chiefs), Andre Ellington and Matt Dayes (Browns) worked out for the San Francisco 49ers Tuesday, Oct. 9.

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The 49ers are clearly looking for running back help. Matt Breida is going to miss Week 6 against the Packers, so the team should turn to Alfred Morris as the starter. We should see fullback Kyle Juszczyk get involved as a receiver out of the backfield.

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6. NE - RB Kenneth Farrow back with Pats

Source: ESPN.com - Field Yates

Free-agent RB Kenneth Farrow (Patriots) was re-signed to the New England Patriots' practice squad Tuesday, Oct. 9, according to a source.

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Farrow has been off and on the Patriots practice squad since August. He's an all-purpose back who gives them depth and a developmental player on the practice squad.

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7. CIN - RB Thomas Rawls shown door

Source: Bengals.com

Cincinnati Bengals RB Thomas Rawls was waived Tuesday, Oct. 9.

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The Bengals just picked up Rawls a few weeks ago. Even with Gio Bernard banged up, the team can lean on Joe Mixon as the starter and rookie Mark Walton as his primary backup. Rawls has been with two teams since training camp and may not have that many teams interested in his services now that he's back on the open market.

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8. PHI - QB Carson Wentz given day off

Source: PhiladelphiaEagles.com

Philadelphia Eagles QB Carson Wentz (rest) was held out of practice Tuesday, Oct. 9.

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It's just a day of rest for Wentz here. The Eagles play the Giants on Thursday night so getting Wentz some rest wherever possible is a great idea.

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9. NYG - TE Evan Engram limited again

Source: Giants.com

New York Giants TE Evan Engram (knee) was limited in practice Tuesday, Oct. 9.

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The Giants are hopeful that Engram will be back this week. The Giants play against the Eagles on Thursday night in Week 6. Engram would be a low-end TE1 for Fantasy GMs if he plays.

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10. MIN - WR Adam Thielen in history books

Source: Vikings.com

Minnesota Vikings WR Adam Thielen is the first player since the 1970 AFL-NFL merger to begin a season with five games of 100 or more receiving yards.

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Thielen is averaging a whopping 117.8 receiving yards per game in 2018. He was a breakout player in 2017 with QB Case Keenum and he's certainly become the favorite target for QB Kirk Cousins this season. Fantasy GMs know he's a must-start WR1 every week regardless of the matchup.

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11. JAX - Jacksonville promotes David Grinnage

Source: NFL Network - Ian Rapoport

Jacksonville Jaguars TE David Grinnage was promoted from the practice squad to the active roster Tuesday, Oct. 9.

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The Jaguars needed another body at the position with Austin Seferian-Jenkins on Injured Reserve. Grinnage will be the team's no3 tight end behind Niles Paul and James O'Shaughnessy.

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12. JAX - RB Brandon Wilds let go

Source: NFL Network - Tom Pelissero

Jacksonville Jaguars RB Brandon Wilds was waived Tuesday, Oct. 9, as a result of RB Jamaal Charles being signed.

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The Jaguars need Charles to be the backup to T.J. Yeldon. We won't see Leonard Fournette in Week 6 and there is a chance he's out a bit longer than that. Charles didn't have much left in the tank with the Broncos last year but he does give the team an explosive backup who could soak up a few carries here and there.

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13. PHI - RB Darren Sproles remains sidelined

Source: NBC Sports Philadelphia - Reuben Frank

Philadelphia Eagles RB Darren Sproles (hamstring) remained out of practice Tuesday, Oct. 9.

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The Eagles have a short week as they play on Thursday night against the Giants. They may not have Sproles back in action by that time. At least it looks like Corey Clement is returning from injury this week.

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14. BUF - QB Derek Anderson signs with Buffalo

Source: NFL.com - Adam Maya

Free-agent QB Derek Anderson (Panthers) signed an undisclosed deal with the Buffalo Bills on Tuesday, Oct. 10.

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This move makes sense with Anderson's history of playing backup with the Carolina Panthers...where Bills head coach Sean McDermott used to be defensive coordinator. Anderson was added to serve as a veteran backup presence behind young quarterbacks Josh Allen and Nathan Peterman.

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15. DET - RB Kerryon Johnson says he's 'fine'

Source: ESPN.com - Michael Rothstein

Detroit Lions RB Kerryon Johnson (ankle) said following the team's game Sunday, Oct. 7, that he's 'fine' and that he wanted to finish the game.

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Johnson and the Lions have a bye in Week 6. That should be plenty of time for him to get this minor ankle problem taken care of.

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That'll do it for today, Folks. Thanks for reading and thanks for being part of Footballguys. We'll see you tomorrow with the Update.

Peace,

J