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Footballguys #179 - 10/17 - News And Notes From Around The League

Volume 20, #179 -- Wednesday Night, October 17th, 2018

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

J


1. MIA - QB Brock Osweiler to start in Week 7

Source: The Miami Herald - Adam H. Beasley

Miami Dolphins QB Brock Osweiler will make the start in Week 7 against the Detroit Lions in place of the injured QB Ryan Tannehill (shoulder), head coach Adam Gase announced Wednesday, Oct. 17.

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Tannehill needs more time to heal so the Dolphins turn back to Osweiler as their starter. He had a big game last week and has QB2 upside for Fantasy GMs in Week 7.

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2. LAR - WR Cooper Kupp ruled out

Source: TheRams.com - Myles Simmons

Los Angeles Rams WR Cooper Kupp (knee) was officially ruled out for Week 8 Wednesday, Oct. 17.

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Kupp was dragged down by a horse-collar tackle in the game against Denver. He did come back in the game but was taken out after that. Without Kupp on the field, the Rams could use Josh Reynolds a bit more.

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3. CAR - TE Greg Olsen puts in limited practice

Source: The Associated Press - Steve Reed

Carolina Panthers TE Greg Olsen (foot) was limited in practice Wednesday, Oct. 17.

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Olsen returned to the lineup last week for the Panthers and had four catches for 48 yards...and he could have had more. In this year of brutal TE production, Fantasy GMs should see Olsen as a low-end TE1.

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4. BUF - QB Derek Anderson to start

Source: NFL Network - Ian Rapoport

Buffalo Bills QB Derek Anderson will start in place of QB Josh Allen (elbow) in Week 7.

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Allen is going to be out for some time. He's considered week-to-week with this elbow injury. The Bills can't go back to Nathan Peterman based on his poor play pretty much anytime he's stepped onto the field in the pros. Anderson is a seasoned veteran but not an exciting option for Fantasy GMs.

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5. SF - Full practice for WR Marquise Goodwin

Source: 49ers.com

San Francisco 49ers WR Marquise Goodwin (hamstring, quadriceps) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Oct. 17.

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Goodwin went off against the Packers on Monday night. He posted four catches for 126 yards and two touchdowns. Goodwin is a WR2 or flex option for Fantasy GMs in Week 7 against the Rams.

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6. SF - RB Matt Breida a limited participant

Source: 49ers.com

San Francisco 49ers RB Matt Breida (ankle, shoulder) was limited during practice Wednesday, Oct. 17.

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Breida did split a little bit of the workload with Raheem Mostert on Monday night against the Packers. This week against the Rams, we like Breida as a RB3 or flex option in PPR leagues.

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7. HOU - WR DeAndre Hopkins listed as limited

Source: HoustonTexans.com

Houston Texans WR DeAndre Hopkins (foot) was limited during practice Wednesday, Oct. 17.

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Hopkins has been limited in practice quite a bit this year. He still plays and posts WR1 numbers for Fantasy GMs.

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8. MIN - RB Dalvin Cook practices in full

Source: Vikings.com

Minnesota Vikings RB Dalvin Cook (hamstring) was a full participant in practice Wednesday, Oct. 17.

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Cook was inactive last week much to the chagrin of Fantasy GMs who thought he'd be back. It looks like he's on the right track to play this weekend.

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9. CIN - RB Giovani Bernard does not practice

Source: Bengals.com

Cincinnati Bengals RB Giovani Bernard (knee, toe) did not practice Wednesday, Oct. 17.

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The Bengals travel to Kansas City to play the Chiefs on Sunday night. At this point it doesn't seem like Bernard is going to be back. Joe Mixon should get quite a bit of work as a runner and receiver out of the backfield in Week 7.

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10. NYG - WR Corey Coleman visits Giants

Source: ESPN.com - Field Yates

Free-agent WR Corey Coleman (Patriots) worked out for the New York Giants Wednesday, Oct. 17.

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Coleman has been making the rounds this week. He's already been on a few different teams in 2018 and we're not expecting much from him even if he does get another shot.

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11. MIA - WR DeVante Parker practices in full

Source: MiamiDolphins.com

Miami Dolphins WR DeVante Parker (quadriceps) was able to take part in a full practice session Wednesday, Oct. 17.

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Good news for Parker but he's buried on the depth chart right now. Fantasy GMs have much better options on his team to turn to in Week 7.

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12. DET - RB Kerryon Johnson practices in full

Source: 1 No Source

Detroit Lions RB Kerryon Johnson (ankle) was listed as a full participant in practice Wednesday, Oct. 17.

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Johnson had the bye week last week to get healthy. It looks like that was the case as Johnson is back to practicing fully. Provided that he stays healthy, Johnson should be the lead back for the Lions. That puts him in the RB2/flex range for Fantasy GMs in Week 7.

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13. IND - WR T.Y. Hilton able to practice in full

Source: Colts.com

Indianapolis Colts WR T.Y. Hilton (chest, hamstring) was listed as a full participant in practice on Wednesday, Oct. 17.

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Good news for the Colts passing game and QB Andrew Luck as it looks like Hilton will be back this week. Bad news is that he'll likely be facing Bills CB Tre'Davious White. Fantasy GMs should look at Hilton as a WR2 upon his return to the lineup this week.

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14. ARI - WR Larry Fitzgerald back to full status

Source: ESPN - Adam Schefter

Arizona Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald (back) was full go in practice Wednesday, Oct. 17.

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Fitzgerald has WR3/flex appeal against the Broncos on Thursday night. The Broncos secondary is not that great but Fitzgerald might see plenty of CB Chris Harris Jr. which is not a great matchup.

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15. DEN - QB Case Keenum full go

Source: ESPN - Adam Schefter

Denver Broncos QB Case Keenum (forearm) participated fully in practice Wednesday, Oct. 17.

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Keenum is banged up as the season is going on. He's worn a knee brace since experience soreness after a big hit against the Raiders in Week 2. Now, Keenum has a forearm injury. It's minor (like his knee soreness) but it's a concern as the Broncos offensive line is now missing LG Ron Leary and RT Jared Veldheer. The Broncos play the Cardinals on Thursday night.

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16. WAS - RB Chris Thompson limited

Source: ESPN.com - John Keim

Washington Redskins RB Chris Thompson (rib, knee) was a limited practice participant Wednesday, Oct. 17.

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Thompson was inactive for Washington last week. We'll see if he can progress as the week goes on and play in Week 7 against the Cowboys.

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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