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Footballguys.comDaily Email Update • Vol. 22, #193 • Oct. 27th, 2020


Dez Bryant Is Back, Mid Season Discounts And MORE

Howdy Folks,

We're rolling hard into Week 8 and we've got the News and Notes you need. Let's get to it.

J

SITE NEWS

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1. TB - WR Chris Godwin out for Week 8

Source: Tampa Bay Times - Rick Stroud

Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Chris Godwin (finger) suffered a fractured left index finger in Week 7 that required surgery Tuesday, Oct. 27.

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The Buccaneers offense has been on fire but now they'll be without Godwin for just a bit. He has been ruled out for Week 8, but he could return for Week 9.

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2. TB - WR Mike Evans at 80 percent

Source: NBC Sports - Peter King

Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Mike Evans (ankle) was asked by head coach Bruce Arians what health percentage he was at before the Week 7 game, and Evans said 80 percent.

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The Buccaneers are comfortable using Evans as a decoy because he's clearly not himself. Fantasy GMs have to lower expectations for Evans since he's banged up, making him mostly a flex play or even deep flex play depending on your roster.

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3. BAL - WR Dez Bryant signs with BAL

Source: NFL Network - Ian Rapoport

Free-agent WR Dez Bryant (Cowboys) was signed to the Baltimore Ravens' practice squad Tuesday, Oct. 27.

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And away we go! Bryant worked out for the Ravens back in August and the team finally brings him on board now that it's almost November. He's been out of the league since tearing his Achilles' with the Saints in 2019. The Ravens aren't much of a high-powered passing game, so Bryant is only a 'what the heck' flex if he does get on the field for the Ravens.

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4. CAR - RB Christian McCaffrey impresses

Source: The Associated Press - Steve Reed

Carolina Panthers RB Christian McCaffrey 'looks good' in practice, head coach Matt Rhule said Tuesday, Oct. 28. He 'looks like he is moving around great.,' Rhule added. 'We will let the medical people and him determine when he can go out and play in a game.'

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There is a chance that McCaffrey is back this week for the Thursday night game. The team will get a boost with his return and Mike Davis will go back to being a backup running back when McCaffrey is in the lineup.

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5. CAR - RB Christian McCaffrey sheds red jersey

Source: The Athletic - Joseph Person

Carolina Panthers RB Christian McCaffrey (ankle) showed up to practice in a red, non-contact jersey Tuesday, Oct. 27, but he took it off.

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This means he was designated to return for the Reserve/Injured list. McCafrrey may not play in Week 8 as the Panthers play on Thursday night. Stay tuned.

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6. ATL - WR Julio Jones remains limited

Source: AtlantaFalcons.com

Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones (hip) was a limited participant at practice Tuesday, Oct. 27.

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Jones is going to be limited in practice this week. The Falcons play on Thursday night against the Panthers.

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7. HOU - More snaps for RB Duke Johnson?

Source: Houston Chronicle - Aaron Wilson

Houston Texans RB Duke Johnson is a candidate for more playing time, according to Texans running backs coach Danny Barrett. 'Trying to get Duke more opportunities more than just third downs and get him on field more in first and second down situations,' Barrett said Tuesday, Oct. 27.

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We've heard this before...just a couple of weeks ago and nothing yet has really come to fruition. Could Duke Johnson handle more of a workload? Yes. Could Duke Johnson be productive with more touches? Yes. When will the Texans actually do what they say? Who knows.

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8. DET - Detroit lands DE Everson Griffen

Source: ESPN - Adam Schefter

Dallas Cowboys DE Everson Griffen was acquired by the Detroit Lions Tuesday, Oct. 27, in exchange for a conditional sixth-round pick in the 2021 NFL Draft.

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The Lions need pass rush help and here comes Griffen. The Cowboys signed him to a one-year deal but decided to move on since their season is in the tank since the injury to Dak Prescott. Griffen has 3.0 sacks so far this season and will give the Lions a boost in that department.

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9. CLE - WR Odell Beckham Jr. placed on IR

Source: BrownsZone - Scott Petrak

Cleveland Browns WR Odell Beckham Jr. (knee) on Tuesday, Oct. 27, was placed on the Reserve/Injured list.

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Beckham is done for the year and the Browns move forward with more Rashard Higgins and Jarvis Landry. He's under contract with the Browns through the 2023 season but his status for training camp next year is up in the air. We'll have to watch his recovery this upcoming offseason before we can project whether or not he'll be ready for the start of the 2021 regular season.

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10. NYG - RB Devonta Freeman out of practice

Source: NJ.com - Zack Rosenblatt

New York Giants RB Devonta Freeman (ankle) is out of practice Tuesday, Oct. 27. He was working off to the side.

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Freeman's ankle is going to keep him limited. The Giants play against the Buccaneers on Monday night. That means Freeman has until Saturday to be a full participant. If he can't play in Week 8, Wayne Gallman would be the lead running back for the Giants.

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11. NYG - WR Corey Coleman joins practice squad

Source: Giants.com - Michael Eisen

Free-agent WR Corey Coleman (Giants) was signed to the practice squad of the New York Giants Tuesday, Oct. 27. LB Trent Harris was signed to the active roster from the practice squad. Free-agent DB Montre Hartage (Giants) and TE Rysen John (Giants) were also signed to the practice squad. C Javon Patterson had his practice squad contract terminated.

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Coleman has talent but injuries and inconsistencies have caused him to fail as a pro. He's back with the Giants and may actually work his way up to the active roster.

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12. HOU - RB C.J. Prosise joins Houston's practice squad

Source: HoustonTexans.com

Free-agent RB C.J. Prosise (Texans) was re-signed to the practice squad of the Houston Texans Tuesday, Oct. 27.

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Prosise is off and on the Texans roster this year. He's a change-of-pace back who can contribute as a runner or receiver.

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

Peace,

J