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Dolphins RB Arian Foster announces retirement

Monday, October 24, 2016, 8:29pm - [Full Article]

Miami Dolphins running back Arian Foster has decided to call it a career.

The former Pro Bowler has suffered a myriad of injuries over the past few years, and in an announcement Monday, he cited his body can't take "the punishment" that the NFL demands anymore.

Fantasy Impact:

Foster's agent confirmed the news to NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport. A source added to Rapoport that Foster's retirement is effective immediately. Jay Ajayi has taken over the Dolphins RB job as Foster was trying to come back from a hamstring injury. Looks like Damien Williams and Kenyan Drake will move up on the depth chart.

Bengals TE Tyler Eifert (ankle) feels great after return

Monday, October 24, 2016, 7:33pm

ESPN - [Full Article]

Cincinnati Bengals tight end Tyler Eifert said he was happy to feel sore following his season debut against the Cleveland Browns.

Sore is normal. Anything other than that is not.

"I felt good. I’m a little sore. I haven’t hit anybody in nine months," he said. "I obviously had a limited number of snaps but overall as far as things that were bothering me —my back and my ankle — those feel great."

Fantasy Impact:

Eifert played 15 snaps in a return that he has been working toward all offseason. After rehabbing all offseason from ankle surgery, his debut was pushed back two more weeks after he injured his back. He was a risky play in his return due to a potential pitch count, but should get more work next game as long as there are no signs of a setback.

Steelers TE Ladarius Green to meet with HC Mike Tomlin about return to practice

Monday, October 24, 2016, 7:30pm

The Times - [Full Article]

Ladarius Green said he planned to have a conversation on Monday afternoon with coach Mike Tomlin to decide whether he'll practice this week. Green is eligible to return from the physically unable to perform list, and the Steelers then have 21 days to activate him once he begins practicing.

"Everything is getting better, everything has progressed pretty well," he said. "I’m just waiting to get the word."

Green said he has voiced he desire to begin practicing to Tomlin.

"He knows I want to be out there, but it’s up to him to do what’s best for the team," Green said. "I’ve agreed with everything he decides like I’ve been doing, and he’ll make the right decision."

Fantasy Impact:

When Green does return, the Steelers will have a decision to make at tight end. Xavier Grimble or Davis Johnson could get released, or the team could keep four tight ends on the roster and cut someone elsewhere to make room for Green.

Chargers TE Hunter Henry in concussion protocol

Monday, October 24, 2016, 7:27pm

CBS Sports - [Full Article]

Rookie tight end Hunter Henry, who has shined so far this season, entered the concussion protocol. Chargers coach Mike McCoy said that Henry reported symptoms after the game, according to the San Diego Union-Tribune's Michael Gehlken. It isn't clear when exactly Henry suffered the injury.

Fantasy Impact:

If Henry doesn't get cleared by Sunday, he'll miss the Chargers' divisional showdown against the Broncos. In their earlier meeting this year, Henry broke out with six catches, 83 yards, and a touchdown. If he does miss any game action, expect Gates to take on a larger role. Gates, 36, has caught 17 passes for 119 yards and two scores but admitted he wasn't 100-percent coming into last week.

Broncos WR Emmanuel Sanders active vs. Texans

Monday, October 24, 2016, 7:25pm

Broncos Inactives
Austin Davis QB
Lorenzo Doss CB
Shiloh Keo DB
Cody Latimer WR
Connor McGovern OG
Billy Turner OG
DeMarcus Ware OLB

Related players: Emmanuel Sanders

Fantasy Impact:

Sanders was a full go on Friday despite battling a hip injury and will play in Week 7.

Texan WRs DeAndre Hopkins, Will Fuller active vs. Broncos

Monday, October 24, 2016, 7:23pm

Texans Inactives
Oday Aboushi G
Quintin Demps SS
Jonathan Grimes RB
Joel Heath DT
Keith Mumphery WR
Brian Peters LB
Brandon Weeden QB

Related players: DeAndre Hopkins, Will Fuller

Fantasy Impact:

Both Hopkins (hamstring) and Fuller (hamstring) will play in Week 7 against the Broncos in a tough matchup.

Monday, October 24, 2016, 5:56pm

ESPN - [Full Article]

The way the Cleveland Browns season is going, any quarterback who has changed planes in or near Cleveland in the past year is eligible for the roster.

Monday, the team claimed quarterback Joe Callahan on waivers. Callahan was with the Saints for 10 days after Green Bay had waived him.

He made the Packers' 53-man roster after a strong preseason. Callahan played at Wesley, a Division III school.

Carroll: 'Counting on' RB Thomas Rawls to return Nov. 7

Monday, October 24, 2016, 5:55pm

Seattle Times - [Full Article]

The Seahawks have struggled to run the ball this season, but reinforcements could be coming soon: Running back Thomas Rawls will run this week and then prepare to play the following week, coach Pete Carroll said.

That timetable would have Rawls back for the Nov. 7 game against the Buffalo Bills, a week before the Seahawks play the Patriots.

“That’s what we are counting on unless something changes,” Carroll said.

Related players: Christine Michael

Fantasy Impact:

Rawls hasn’t played since the second game of the season because of a fibula injury, and Carroll was optimistic that Rawls could add some needed juice to a rushing attack that has been uncharacteristically lacking this season. Carroll’s offenses have always been able to run the ball, both in terms of quantity and quality. It may take a week to ease him back into things, but it sounds like he'll be counted on once again in the Seattle backfield.

Falcon RB Tevin Coleman has hamstring strain

Monday, October 24, 2016, 5:49pm - [Full Article]

RB Tevin Coleman strained his hamstring in Sunday’s loss to the Chargers, Falcons head coach Dan Quinn confirmed on Monday.

Coleman’s status remains unclear as the Falcons are waiting to find out the severity of the strain.

Related players: Devonta Freeman, Terron Ward

Fantasy Impact:

If Coleman’s injury is serious enough to the point that he need to miss some time, Quinn says they are confident in Terron Ward who is currently on Atlanta’s practice squad. It could also mean more work for Freeman.

Eagles concerned about RB Ryan Mathews' fumbles; not being demoted

Monday, October 24, 2016, 5:43pm - [Full Article]

Ryan Mathews has fumbled in the final minutes of two of the past three games, and though coach Doug Pederson is not demoting his leading running back, he acknowledged that Mathews’ fumbles are “definitely a concern.”

“We don't want to see it, especially in those situations – four-minute situations there at the end of the game,” Pederson said. “We've got to continue to either find out if he's tired, where he's at at the end of the game; if we need to put Wendell Smallwood or Darren Sproles in there – we'll find out more about that. But by no means am I down on Ryan at all. We just have to make sure that he understands that he can't obviously do that and put ourselves in a situation where we're giving the ball back to the opponent.”

Fantasy Impact:

Mathews leads Eagle RBs in carries and yards and TDs but is also the only RB to fumble. This is already a committee situation. The story said it doesn't sound like he's going to get more carries, averaging about 11 per game, and that may go down if the team opts to give another RB late-game chances.

Skins to wait and see on TE Jordan Reed

Monday, October 24, 2016, 5:36pm

Washington Post - [Full Article]

TE Jordan Reed has been cleared to practice when the Redskins hit the field again on Wednesday, HC Jay Gruden said. But the fourth-year veteran, who has missed two games since his Week 5 concussion, isn’t yet cleared to play Sunday.

“No, not necessarily,” Gruden said during his Monday afternoon press conference, when asked if Reed will play on Sunday. “He’s been cleared to practice but he still needs to be cleared by the independent doctor.”

Fantasy Impact:

The Redskins have a bye in Week 9 and some reports have said the team may hold out Reed until Week 10 when they return from the week off. Vernon Davis played pretty well the last two weeks and makes for a nice fill-in for Reed owners. He had a 7-79-0 last week and was about a yard short of a TD on one of his catches.

Packers plan to get RB Knile Davis up to speed

Monday, October 24, 2016, 5:31pm

ESPN - [Full Article]

Although it’s not certain how much Packers RB Ty Montgomery will continue to play out of the backfield given that coach Mike McCarthy said he plans to get recently acquired running back Knile Davis up to speed on the offense this week in advance of Sunday’s game at Atlanta.

Davis played five snaps (and had two carries for 1 yard), while Don Jackson, a rookie who was promoted from the practice squad on the day of the game, played six snaps (and carries twice for 6 yards) before a hand injury ended his day. But with Lacy on injured reserve and James Starks likely to miss at least another game or two, Montgomery remains an option in the backfield.

Fantasy Impact:

The story was mostly about ESPN fantasy leagues allowing owners to use Montgomery in their leagues as a RB. As the story said though, how much Montgomery is used there is an uncertainty. Davis has a few extra days to get up to speed but Starks is also expected to return in a few games.

Cowboys WR Dez Bryant (leg) expected back for Week 8

Monday, October 24, 2016, 2:41pm

ESPN - [Full Article]

After missing the past three games due to a knee injury, Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant is expected to play Sunday night when the Dallas returns to action against the Philadelphia Eagles, a source told ESPN's Adam Schefter.

Bryant had hoped to play last week against the Green Bay Packers, but was held out in hopes of him being 100 percent. He suffered a tibial plateau fracture in his right leg on Sept. 25 against the Chicago Bears.

Fantasy Impact:

He was back in action at practice on Monday as the Cowboys returned from their bye week. Bryant had told reporters before the Cowboys bye week that he expected to return for the game against the Eagles.

Skins Beat: Team now has questions at RB

Monday, October 24, 2016, 2:40pm

CSN Mid-Atlantic - [Full Article]

A week ago the Redskins rushed for 230 yards against a strong Eagles defense. Matt Jones led the way, gaining 135 yards including 57 on a game-clinching long run in the last minutes of the game.

Now fast forward to today and there is widespread clamoring for Matt Jones to be benched, perhaps permanently. Having a hand in three fumbles, two of which were lost, will do that.

Related players: Chris Thompson, Rob Kelley

Fantasy Impact:

It's a dicey situation for Jones owners. Thompson isn't a carry-the-load kind of back and Kelly has looked good but doesn't have the experience. The author speculated Jones gets limited work this week with Thompson and Kelley splitting a bulk of the workload with about 10-12 carries each and Jones perhaps gets another chance to become the primary RB in the near future. It's a situation that needs to be monitored. As we said before, the Skins having any kind of split with their lack of running success at times doesn't make anyone a very solid fantasy option.

Bears QB Jay Cutler (thumb) cleared to play

Monday, October 24, 2016, 2:34pm - [Full Article]

In the type of coincidence native to the NFL, the Bears received clearance on quarterback Jay Cutler on Monday -- soon after we discovered that quarterback Brian Hoyer will be out for a significant amount of time with a broken arm.

Head coach John Fox made the announcement Monday, adding that Hoyer's surgery was successful and that he will likely head to injured reserve.

Fantasy Impact:

The story said this could be an audition for Cutler as the Bears may try to get out of his contract at the end of the season. With the weapons around him in the passing game, he certainly has fantasy potential, although before the injury it was a bit of a struggle for him.

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