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Chargers Beat: Ryan Mathews could be back Week 9

Saturday, October 25, 2014, 10:39am

Union-Tribune - [Full Article]

Chargers RB Ryan Mathews knew he wouldn't play the Bills.

He knew he wouldn't face the Jaguars or the Jets, the Raiders or the Chiefs. It became clear, well in advance of Thursday night, he wouldn't be active against the Broncos either. This next game, Nov. 2 in Miami, is different. For the first time, there seems a chance he could play.

"That's in my head," Mathews said Friday. "I'm just going keep doing my treatment this week, come back on Monday, and see what they say."

Fantasy Impact:

The Chargers running back missed his sixth straight game Thursday night to a right knee injury. He sprained his medial collateral ligament Sept. 14 against the Seahawks. Mathews is nearing a return, unlikely to miss more than one additional game, if that, the story said. If he plays Nov. 2, he could be eased in, but perhaps the thing to note is if Mathews is on your wire, now may be the time to pick him up. Branden Oliver hasn't been impressive rushing the ball the last two weeks, so there's a good chance Mathews slides right back into his RB1 role. Oliver did catch seven passes Thursday night against Denver so he's still likely to have a role in the offense. Donald Brown is also expected to practice next week.

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Friday, October 24, 2014, 6:26pm

Seahawks RB Derrick Coleman (foot, out) was ruled out for Week 8.

Friday, October 24, 2014, 6:26pm

Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch (not injury related, probable) returned to full practice reps Thursday after missing Wednesday and is probable for Week 8. Lynch should be fine for a great matchup against the Panthers, though the Seattle running game isn’t clicking like usual.

Friday, October 24, 2014, 6:26pm

Seahawks RB Robert Turbin (shoulder, probable) took full practice reps Thursday after being limited Wednesday and is probable for Week 8.

Friday, October 24, 2014, 6:26pm

Seahawks TE Zach Miller (ankle, out) was ruled out for Week 8 and is out for Week 8.

Friday, October 24, 2014, 6:26pm

Seahawks TE Luke Willson (groin, probable) took full practice reps again Thursday and is probable for Week 8. Cooper Helfet played well as the Seahawks’ starter, though Willson’s return will make the Seattle tight end even murkier than usual.

Thursday, October 23, 2014, 6:04pm

Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch (not injury related) did not practice Wednesday. No worries here.

Thursday, October 23, 2014, 6:04pm

Seahawks RB Robert Turbin (shoulder) took limited practice reps Wednesday.

Thursday, October 23, 2014, 6:04pm

Seahawks TE Zach Miller (ankle) was ruled out for Week 8. Luke Willson and Cooper Helfet will continue to see extra work in his place.

Thursday, October 23, 2014, 6:04pm

Seahawks TE Luke Willson (groin) practiced fully Wednesday. Cooper Helfet played well as the Seahawks’ starter, though Willson’s return will make the Seattle tight end even murkier than usual.

How Percy Harvin's departure shuffled the Seattle receiving corps

Wednesday, October 22, 2014, 12:40pm

Seattle Times - [Full Article]

Seahawks WR Doug Baldwin's role changed the most Sunday as he moved back to playing primarily in the slot with Percy Harvin no longer around. It was one of several adjustments for the receivers.

It was Baldwin who had to make the biggest adjustment to accommodate Harvin, moving from the slot position he played primarily his first three seasons to playing more on the outside.

Carroll said it was no coincidence Baldwin thrived being back in the slot. “He’s played a lot of outside stuff for us, which he does fine, but he’s always been really difficult to cover inside,’’ Carroll said. “He’s got a great sense for it — he and Russell have a good chemistry and I think that was pretty obvious that that was back in our favor. Hoping we’ll continue to get that from those guys.’’

Without Harvin, rookie Paul Richardson on Sunday played as the other outside receiver, and essentially the No. 3 receiver overall, and was on the field for 42 snaps. He responded with four catches for 33 yards.

Fantasy Impact:

Baldwin was a 4for4 preseason favorite, and it looks like he's going to make some noise after returning to the slot. Richardson is now on the deep league radar as he replaces Baldwin on the outside.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014, 1:39pm

National Football Post - [Full Article]

The Buffalo Bills are signing former Dallas Cowboys running back Phillip Tanner, according to a league source.

The Bills needed help at running back with injuries to C.J. Spiller and Fred Jackson. Tanner has visited the San Francisco 49ers this year and previously worked out for the Seattle Seahawks and Indianapolis Colts.

Tanner spent the last three seasons with the Cowboys and rushed for 149 yards and two touchdowns, as well as nine receptions for 93 yards. He recorded 21 special teams tackles.

Fantasy Impact:

Tanner will be behind Anthony Dixon and Bryce Brown.

Monday, October 20, 2014, 9:19pm

Fox Sports - [Full Article]

The St. Louis Rams released wide receiver Austin Pettis on Monday, citing roster concerns elsewhere.

Pettis was inactive for Sunday's victory over the Seattle Seahawks.

FOX Sports 1 NFL Insider Mike Garafolo reported that Pettis missed a meeting on Saturday. He caught 12 passes for 118 yards and one touchdown this season. He made 11 starts in four seasons with the Rams, who drafted him in the third round in 2011.

The Rams also released wide receiver Emory Blake from the practice squad.

Monday, October 20, 2014, 6:33pm - [Full Article]

New Jets WR Percy Harvin has already met with their offensive coaches. He planned to speak more with them Monday, after his first practice with the Jets, who on Friday traded a conditional draft pick to Seattle for him. By Wednesday, he expects to have a better feel for his role in Sunday’s home game against Buffalo, and beyond.

It is safe to say, though, that Harvin wants a somewhat different role than the one he occupied in Seattle’s offense. Harvin said Monday that the way Seahawks offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell used him became a source of frustration.

“It definitely was,” Harvin said. “Not that I didn’t like what I was doing. I just wanted to do a little bit more as a receiver. I wanted to get downfield just a little bit more than what I was doing. That definitely caused frustration a little bit.”

Fantasy Impact:

Harvin, in five games this season, had 22 catches for 133 yards (6 yards per catch) and 11 rushes for 92 yards (8.4 yards per rush), with a long run of 51 yards. The Jets are in need of a playmaker like Harvin so it could be a good fit. A healthy WR Eric Decker (hamstring) on the other side will be a big help too. A big key, however, will be QB Geno Smith getting him the ball. At this point, owners can at least be optimistic Harvin could be getting the ball in his hands more than he did in Seattle.

Monday, October 20, 2014, 6:28pm

ESPN - [Full Article]

The Carolina Panthers could have running back DeAngelo Williams back on the practice field Wednesday, coach Ron Rivera said Monday.

Williams has missed the past three games with a high ankle sprain suffered in the first half of a Sept. 28 loss at Baltimore. The team’s all-time leading rusher hasn’t participated in practice since.

Williams walked through the locker room Monday with no visible signs of a limp, but there was tape on his right ankle.

Fantasy Impact:

Jonathan Stewart played in Week 7 in the loss to Green Bay so it's possible both backs could be active for Week 8, an early afternoon home game against the Seahawks. Stewart rushed 13 times for 50 yards while Newton added seven rushes. If Williams plays, the three would likely split carries.