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Footballguys #205 - 11/12 - News And Notes From Around The League

Volume 20, #205 -- Monday Night, November 12th, 2018

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1. NO - WR Brandon Marshall agrees with Saints

Source: ESPN - Adam Schefter

Free-agent WR Brandon Marshall (Seahawks) agreed to a one-year deal with the New Orleans Saints Monday, Nov. 12. Financial terms weren't disclosed.

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The Saints worked out Marshall last week but they decided to sign Dez Bryant instead. With Bryant (Achilles') done for the year, they still needed help at the wide receiver position. Marshall played in seven games for the Seahawks, catching 11 passes for 136 yards and one touchdown. He'll give the Saints veteran depth behind Michael Thomas and rookie Tre'Quan Smith.

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2. LAR - WR Cooper Kupp done for season

Source: ESPN - Adam Schefter

Updating previous reports, Los Angeles Rams WR Cooper Kupp (knee) suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament and will miss the rest of the season.

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Terrible news for the young wide receiver here. Kupp battled back from a previous knee injury suffered this year against the Broncos and was on the field for eight games in 2018. The Rams turn to Josh Reynolds in three-wide receiver sets with Kupp out of the lineup.

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3. BAL - QB Joe Flacco hurting, could play

Source: NFL Network - Tom Pelissero

Baltimore Ravens QB Joe Flacco (hip) is receiving treatment on his injured hip but head coach John Harbaugh is hopeful he can play.

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Harbaugh added that Flacco doesn't need to practice this week in order to play. If he can't play then QBs Robert Griffin III and Lamar Jackson would both have a chance to start.

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4. MIA - WR DeVante Parker has shoulder sprain

Source: NFL Network - Tom Pelissero

Miami Dolphins WR DeVante Parker (shoulder) suffered an AC joint sprain in his shoulder in Week 10 and is considered week-to-week, according to a source.

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He will not need surgery and has more time to recover with the Dolphins on a bye next week.

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5. NE - WR Julian Edelman's injury not serious

Source: ESPN - Adam Schefter

New England Patriots WR Julian Edelman (ankle) did not suffer a serious injury in Week 10 and is not expected to miss much time, if any, according to a source.

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It sounds like Edelman dodged a much more serious situation here. He will be monitored, but the outlook is positive.

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6. PHI - Josh Adams assured of larger role

Source: Philadelphia Inquirer - Zach Berman

Philadelphia Eagles RB Josh Adams will receive more carries moving forward, according to head coach Doug Pederson.

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Adams only has 27 carries so far this year, but 20 of those carries have come in the last three games for the Eagles. Undrafted out of Notre Dame in 2018, Adams is a big back (6'2" 220 pounds) who can grind between the tackles. He's played 18 and 19 snaps respectively over the last two games. Adams is worth checking on but only in super deep dynasty leagues.

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7. HOU - Houston makes two roster moves

Source: Houston Chronicle - Aaron Wilson

Houston Texans WR Malachi Dupre was released from the practice squad Monday, Nov. 12. Free-agent RB Josh Ferguson (Patriots) was signed to the practice squad in a corresponding move.

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Ferguson is an all-around back who can contribute as a runner, receiver and on special teams. We'll see if they can develop him further on the practice squad.

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8. CAR - Carolina signs RB Travaris Cadet

Source: ProFootballTalk.com - Charean Williams

Free-agent RB Travaris Cadet (Bills) was signed to an undisclosed deal by the Carolina Panthers Monday, Nov. 12.

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Cadet has a good pass-catching skill set and will compete for a spot in the pecking order behind starter Christian McCaffrey and backup Cameron Artis-Payne.

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9. CAR - RB C.J. Anderson done in Carolina

Source: NFL Network - James Palmer

Carolina Panthers RB C.J. Anderson was released Monday, Nov. 12.

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Anderson rushed for over 1,000 yards with the Broncos last year but failed to fit with the Panthers as a backup behind Christian McCaffrey. He should get some interest on the open market from running back needy teams. The Panthers move on with Cameron Artis-Payne as the primary backup.

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10. DET - Ziggy Ansah's snaps limited

Source: LionsLowdown.com - Paula Pasche

Detroit Lions DE Ziggy Ansah (shoulder) only played 15 snaps in Week 10. Head coach Matt Patricia attributed Ansah's lack of snaps to the coaching staff trying to put him in comfortable situations and in positions where he can make plays.

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Ansah has only played in three games this year while dealing with a shoulder injury. If they feel like they can trust him to do more, Ansah will get more snaps and more playing time going forward.

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11. DEN - Denver hopes four return to practice soon

Source: ESPN.com - Jeff Legwold

Denver Broncos RB Royce Freeman (ankle), S Darian Stewart (neck), WR DaeSean Hamilton (knee) and CB Bradley Roby (ankle) are expected to return to practice Wednesday, Nov. 14.

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Getting Freeman back would be a boost to the rushing attack. He's not the lead back as undrafted rookie Phillip Lindsay has emerged, but Freeman can give them a power element that Lindsay just doesn't have. He's worth considering as a deep flex play if active against the Chargers on Sunday.

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12. LAC - ILB Denzel Perryman out for the year

Source: NFL Network - Ian Rapoport

Los Angeles Chargers LB Denzel Perryman (knee, hamstring)) injured his lateral collateral ligament in Week 10 and is expected to need surgery on his injured hamstring, according to sources.

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Perryman is a fine player when healthy but he struggles to stay on the field now due to multiple injuries over the course of his career. He is out for the season and should fully recover in three to four months.

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13. WAS - WR Jamison Crowder to have MRI

Source: The Washington Post - Kareem Copeland

Washington Redskins WR Jamison Crowder (ankle) will receive another MRI on his injured ankle.

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Crowder did practice last week but he didn't play against the Buccaneers on Sunday. This ankle injury has limited Crowder to just four games in 2018.

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14. TB - QB Ryan Fitzpatrick to start again in Week 11

Source: Tampa Bay Times - Rick Stroud

Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Ryan Fitzpatrick will remain the starting quarterback in Week 11, according to head coach Dirk Koetter.

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This decision may come down to one thing; money. The Buccaneers don't want to risk an injury to Jameis Winston if he's back in the starting lineup. His 2019 fifth-year option is guaranteed only for injury, so they'd be on the hook for around $20 million if Winston was banged up heading into next year. We expect Fitzpatrick to remain the starter unless he's absolutely awful.

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15. NYJ - QB Sam Darnold in limbo for Week 12

Source: New York Post - Brian Costello

New York Jets QB Sam Darnold (foot) is out of his walking boot, but head coach Todd Bowles told reporters Monday, Nov. 12, that it is too early to know if Darnold will be ready for the New England Patriots in Week 12.

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We have to see what the injury report looks like on Friday. Darnold missed the game against the Bills and Josh McCown was bad in his absence.

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16. DET - WR Marvin Jones diagnosed with bone bruise

Source: ESPN - Adam Schefter

Detroit Lions WR Marvin Jones (knee) is considered day-to-day after suffering a bone bruise on his knee, according to a source.

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It's good news for Jones and the Lions as his ACL and MCL are undamaged. The team has a Week 11 game against the Panthers and we may not see Jones in that contest. They may choose to shut down Jones for this upcoming game to have him ready for a Thanksgiving matchup against the Bears in Week 12.

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17. KC - WR Sammy Watkins likely back for Week 11

Source: The Kansas City Star - Brooke Pryor

Kansas City Chiefs WR Sammy Watkins (foot) is expected to return to action in Week 11 against the Los Angeles Rams.

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Watkins missed the game against the Cardinals on Sunday due to this foot injury. The Chiefs play in a huge contest we are all waiting for against the Rams on Monday Night Football in Week 11. His status will be updating as the week of practice goes on. If he plays against the Rams, Watkins should perform like a flex option (at least) with WR2 upside.

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18. TEN - RB David Fluellen nursing knee injury

Source: TitanInsider.com - Terry McCormick

Updating a previous report, Tennessee Titans RB David Fluellen (knee) suffered a knee injury in Week 10 against the New England Patriots, but head coach Mike Vrabel told reporters he avoided a torn anterior cruciate ligament.

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Fluellen only has four carries in 2018 but three of them came against the Patriots on Sunday. We'll monitor his progress in returning from this injury but only in super deep dynasty formats.

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19. MIA - WR Jakeem Grant dodges serious injury

Source: NFL Network - Ian Rapoport

Confirming an earlier report, Miami Dolphins WR Jakeem Grant (foot) avoided a torn Achilles' in the team's Week 10 loss to the Green Bay Packers.

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The Dolphins have a banged up group of wide receivers, and this injury to Grant is just the latest. He did not tear his Achilles' but the explosive playmaker is expected to miss some time. The Dolphins have a bye in Week 11.

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20. LAR - WR Josh Reynolds has an opening

Source: USA TODAY Fantasy Sports

Los Angeles Rams WR Josh Reynolds should see more playing time with WR Cooper Kupp (knee) done for the season with a torn anterior cruciate ligament.

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A fourth-round pick out of Texas A&M in the 2017 NFL draft, Reynolds has the size and length to be a factor on long passes. He does a good job of tracking the ball through the air on deep shots and can abuse smaller cornerbacks in the red zone. He has seven catches for 98 yards and two touchdowns so far this year for the Rams. There's deep flex appeal for Reynolds in PPR leagues.

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We'll see you tomorrow with the Update.

Peace,

J