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Footballguys.comDaily Email Update • Vol. 22, #194 • Oct. 28th, 2020


Dalvin Cook Back This Week? - What You Need To Know - Mid Season Discounts And MORE

Howdy Folks,

We've got a game Thursday Night Game and we've got the News and Notes you need.

Also, a shoutout to our friends in New Orleans and the Gulf as they deal with another storm. This one hits close to me and Footballguys as our own Sigmund Bloom lives in New Orleans. I'm praying for him and his family and the city and everyone affected. Football seems kind of trivial sometimes but it's also what I've promised you we'll do here.

Let's go.

J

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1. GB - No practice for RB Aaron Jones

Source: ESPN.com - Rob Demovsky

Green Bay Packers RB Aaron Jones (calf) is not participating in practice Wednesday, Oct. 28.

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The team is wisely being cautious with the star running back. They are going to bring Jones back slowly. That means Jamaal Williams might be their lead back again in Week 8 as they take on the Vikings. Stay tuned.

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2. NO - WR Michael Thomas still sidelined

Source: NewOrleansSaints.com

New Orleans Saints WR Michael Thomas (ankle, hamstring) didn't practice Wednesday, Oct. 28.

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Let's just hope Thomas can get healthy for the fantasy playoffs. His status for Week 8 is in doubt.

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3. PHI - RB Miles Sanders sitting out

Source: ESPN.com - Tim McManus

Philadelphia Eagles RB Miles Sanders (knee) is not participating in practice Wednesday, Oct. 28.

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The Eagles have a Week 9 bye so they might keep Sanders on the sidelines for one more week. They play against the Cowboys on Sunday night in Week 8.

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4. CHI - WR Allen Robinson in protocol

Source: NFL Network - Stacey Dales

Chicago Bears WR Allen Robinson (concussion) is going through the concussion protocol, according to head coach Matt Nagy.

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We'll see if Robinson can work through the concussion protocol this week. Keep an eye on his status, mainly on Friday to see if he has been cleared to return.

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5. DAL - QB Andy Dalton out of practice

Source: The Dallas Morning News - Michael Gehlken

Dallas Cowboys QB Andy Dalton (concussion) attended the team meeting Wednesday, Oct. 28, but he hasn't progressed enough to attend positional meetings.

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The Cowboys are preparing Ben DiNucci (or Garrett Gilbert) as their starter. Dalton is still working his way through the concussion protocol. He's not expected to be available until the end of the week - at the earliest. Dallas plays against the Eagles on Sunday night in Week 8.

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6. CIN - RB Joe Mixon to sit out Wednesday

Source: The Athletic - Jay Morrison

Cincinnati Bengals RB Joe Mixon (foot) will not participate in practice Wednesday, Oct. 28.

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We'll have to see if Mixon can practice later in the week. Gio Bernard would start against the Titans in Week 8 if Mixon can't play. Fantasy GMs should consider Bernard a RB2 if he's the lead guy.

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7. CIN - WR A.J. Green a limited participant

Source: Bengals.com

Cincinnati Bengals WR A.J. Green (non-injury) was limited during practice Wednesday, Oct. 28.

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It's mid-week and Green is always going to be limited. The veteran has come alive over the last couple of weeks in the Bengals offense. He's worth a flex play.

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8. PHI - TE Dallas Goedert designated to return

Source: The Philadelphia Inquirer - Jeff McLane

Philadelphia Eagles TE Dallas Goedert (ankle) was designated to return Wednesday, Oct. 28.

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The Eagles now have three weeks to activate Goedert. The practice window is open for the talented young tight end, so watch his status closely as the Eagles prepare. When he's going to play, Goedert is clearly a TE1 for Fantasy GMs.

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9. SF - Two close to returning

Source: 49ers.com

San Francisco 49ers TE Jordan Reed (knee) and CB K'Waun Williams (knee) have been designated to return from the Reserve/Injured list. The team will have 21 days to add them to their 53-man roster.

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Reed has talent but he's still one of the most oft-injured players in the league. When he returns, Reed will get snaps as a reserve tight end behind George Kittle.

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10. PHI - Jalen Reagor practicing

Source: ESPN.com - Tim McManus

Philadelphia Eagles WR Jalen Reagor (thumb) is participating in practice Wednesday, Oct. 28.

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Reagor has a chance to play against the Cowboys on Sunday night in Week 8. If he's out there the rookie is worth considering as a flex play with upside.

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11. MIN - RB Dalvin Cook to practice

Source: Vikings.com

Minnesota Vikings RB Dalvin Cook (groin) will practice Wednesday, Oct. 28.

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Good news for Cook and Fantasy GMs here. He's expected to return in Week 8 and that should give a boost to the Vikings up-and-down offense. Monitor Cook on Friday to see if he fully practices before the game against the Packers on Sunday.

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12. BAL - RB Mark Ingram not on field

Source: ESPN.com - Jamison Hensley

Baltimore Ravens RB Mark Ingram (ankle) is not participating in practice Wednesday, Oct. 28.

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The Ravens backfield has been inconsistent for Fantasy GMs. Is it a J.K. Dobbins week or a Gus Edwards week....or will Ingram come through? The Ravens play a tough Steelers defense in Week 8. You likely have better options if Ingram plays.

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13. SEA - DE Carlos Dunlap headed to SEA

Source: ESPN - Adam Schefter

Cincinnati Bengals DE Carlos Dunlap was acquired by the Seattle Seahawks Wednesday, Oct. 28, for an undisclosed package.

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Dunlap needed a change of scenery and the Seahawks need pass-rush help. He's only got 1.0 sack this year but had 9.0 sacks last season and can still be an effective player. The veteran requested a trade after getting benched a couple of weeks ago and the Bengals obliged with a pretty good landing spot.

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14. BUF - WR John Brown practices in full

Source: BuffaloBills.com

Buffalo Bills WR John Brown (knee) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Oct. 28.

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Good news for the Bills here. The team looks better when Brown's deep speed is on the field. If he plays against the Patriots in Week 8, Brown can be a deep flex play for Fantasy GMs.

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15. DEN - RB Phillip Lindsay not on field

Source: Denver7 Sports - Troy Renck

Denver Broncos RB Phillip Lindsay (concussion) is not participating in practice Wednesday, Oct. 28.

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Lindsay has to work through the concussion protocol. That means he's going to have to practice and then have no effects from practicing the next day. He's the best back on the Broncos roster and could start against the Chargers on Sunday if he's cleared to play.

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16. CLE - RB Kareem Hunt limited Wednesday

Source: ClevelandBrowns.com

Cleveland Browns RB Kareem Hunt (ribs) was a limited participant in practice Wednesday, Oct. 28.

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Nick Chubb is returning soon but not this week. Hunt's last chance as the team's lead back might be this week.

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17. NYJ - WR Jamison Crowder out Wednesday

Source: NewYorkJets.com

New York Jets WR Jamison Crowder (groin) didn't practice Wednesday, Oct. 28.

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The Jets might be without Crowder again this week. He's about the only receiver we trust in that passing game right now...but we do have a lot of dynasty league love for rookie Denzel Mims. Let's see if Crowder can practice on Friday.

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18. CLE - TE Austin Hooper remains sidelined

Source: ClevelandBrowns.com

Cleveland Browns TE Austin Hooper (abdomen) didn't participate in practice Wednesday, Oct. 28.

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The Browns tight ends are a talented bunch, so if Hooper has to miss time QB Baker Mayfield could just go to David Njoku or Harrison Bryant.

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19. MIA - WR DeVante Parker listed as limited

Source: MiamiDolphins.com

Miami Dolphins WR DeVante Parker (groin) was limited during practice Wednesday, Oct. 28.

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The Dolphins are coming out of their bye week and they're taking it easy on Parker. We'll see how he meshes with rookie first-round pick Tua Tagovailoa.

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20. IND - Michael Pittman designated to return

Source: Colts.com - Andrew Walker

Indianapolis Colts WR Michael Pittman Jr. (leg) has been designated to return from the Reserve/Injured list and was cleared to practice Wednesday, Oct. 28.

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Many largely ignore the Colts wide receivers - probably due to Philip Rivers. Pittman is a talented rookie we'll be watching now that he's getting close to a return. The team has 21 days to add him to their 53-man roster.

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21. NYJ - WR Breshad Perriman doesn't practice

Source: NewYorkJets.com

New York Jets WR Breshad Perriman (concussion) was a non-participant at practice Wednesday, Oct. 28.

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Perriman is an oft-injured player and has been bit by the injury bug again this year. He'll have to work through the concussion protocol in order to get on the field against the Chiefs in Week 8.

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22. SF - RB Tevin Coleman designated to return

Source: 49ers.com

San Francisco 49ers RB Tevin Coleman (knee) has been designated to return from the Reserve/Injured list.

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The team will have 21 days to add him to their 53-man roster. We could see Coleman return to the field as soon as this week against the Seahawks. The 49ers are already missing Raheem Mostert and Jeff Wilson due to ankle problems. Coleman could work into the mix with Jerick McKinnon and JaMycal Hasty.

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23. NE - RB Damien Harris a limited participant

Source: Patriots.com

New England Patriots RB Damien Harris (ankle) was limited during practice Wednesday, Oct. 28.

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The Patriots will continue their RBBC so that makes Harris a RB3/flex option against the Bills in Week 8.

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24. PIT - WR Diontae Johnson sits out Wednesday

Source: Steelers.com - Teresa Varley

Pittsburgh Steelers WR Diontae Johnson (toe) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Oct. 28.

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It's likely just a day of rest here for Johnson. We'll see if he can practice later in the week with an eye on Friday's status.

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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