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Monday, October 20, 2014, 9:56am

Pro Football Talk - [Full Article]

The Titans are hoping to get starting QB Jake Locker back from his thumb sprain in time to play next week against the Texans.

Locker practiced early last week, but was then limited, and he didn’t play yesterday.

“I would expect him being able to go next week,” HC Ken Whisenhunt said, via Jim Wyatt of the Tennesseean. “But until we get out there and practice, I don’t know that for sure.”

Locker practiced Wednesday, but was then limited the rest of the week with soreness in his throwing hand.

“Obviously you worry about him turning the ball over and putting one on the ground if you miss a snap or do something with ball handling,” Whisenhunt said of the decision to park him. “That’s ultimately what made the decision.”

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Skins Beat: If RGIII cleared, he'll start Week 8

Monday, October 20, 2014, 9:37am

Washington Post - [Full Article]

It’s possible Washington HC Jay Gruden be choosing next week's staring QB from three -- Kirk Cousins, Colt McCoy … and maybe Robert Griffin III.

“You would like to have your decision made as soon as possible,” Gruden said. “Now, you throw Robert into the mix. Robert has a chance to practice on Wednesday and we have to see where he is. See where he is health-wise, and from there I will make a decision from watching the tape of what I’m going to do.”

Fantasy Impact:

The story goes on to say that if Griffin can prove to the medical staff and Gruden that he’s ready to return from the dislocated left ankle he sustained in Week 2, Gruden’s decision would be a rather straightforward one. He’s already said Griffin will reclaim his No. 1 status when he’s medically cleared. Griffin worked out on the field prior to Sunday's game, dropping back, eluding an imaginary pass rush, sprinting on bootlegs and firing on-target passes. If Griffin is not cleared to play, the story added, that’s when Gruden will have a tougher choice between Cousins or McCoy. McCoy replaced Cousins at the start of the second half against the Titans after Cousins committed his second turnover of the game and 11th this season. Washington takes on a red-hot Dallas team whose defense has been playing better than expected this season. Since the game is Monday night, things could get tricky if you're planning on playing any of the three.

Fred Jackson (groin) says timetable is four weeks

Monday, October 20, 2014, 9:24am

Mike Rodak on Twitter - [Full Article]

Bills RB Fred Jackson says on weekly WGR550 appearance Monday said that his groin injury is typically a 4-week injury.

Fantasy Impact:

He doesn't need surgery but it looks like he could be out about a month. With C.J. Spiller perhaps out for the year, the Bills are suddenly shorthanded at RB and it looks like it's going to be up to Bryce Brown and Anthony Dixson to carry the load. Brown has a chance to get carries the rest of the season if Spiller is indeed out for the year, so he appears to be a worthy pickup for owners who need the help or just want to get deeper.

Sunday, October 19, 2014, 8:12pm - [Full Article]

Lions tight end Brandon Pettigrew had his right ankle/foot heavily wrapped in the second half. He finished the game anyway. He had four catches for 28 yards.

Reggie Bush bothered by ankle injury

Sunday, October 19, 2014, 8:11pm - [Full Article]

Reggie Bush would touch the ball only one time in the second half, and played sparingly during the second-half comeback, making this a disappointing reunion for the former New Orleans tailback.

Coach Jim Caldwell made it clear after the game, though, that the struggling tailback was not benched for his performance.

"No, absolutely not," Caldwell said.

Rather, Bush is dealing with another ankle injury.

He was seen on the sideline testing out the right ankle during the second half of the game. He did eventually return, though Detroit (5-2) preferred to use Joique Bell in the backfield for most of the second half.

Fantasy Impact:

Bell rushed for just 48 yards but did have a TD. We'll have to see his status for Week 8, a dreamy matchup at Atlanta.

Colt McCoy replaces benched Kirk Cousins

Sunday, October 19, 2014, 8:04pm

Washington Post - [Full Article]

Redskins HC Jay Gruden had opted to stick with QB Kirk Cousins this week, even after he threw three interceptions in the fourth quarter of last week’s loss at Arizona. He believed that the third-year quarterback needed to continue to work his way through his turnover tendencies, and that eventually he would achieve a breakthrough.

But the problems resurfaced, and when Cousins threw right to linebacker Wesley Woodyard, Gruden had seen enough.

“After the interception, we decided to go with Colt,” Gruden explained. “... I thought after the interception – turning the ball over – we talked about accountability, ball security. That was a standard pass play that we’ve run for a long, long time and he threw it right to him, unfortunately, and I decided to go with Colt in the second half.”

Fantasy Impact:

Cousins also fumbled during his time on the field. McCoy finished 11-of-12 for 128 yards and the TD to Pierre Garcon. If you saw the play, you know his final numbers are a bit misleading. Who starts in Week 8 is a bit of a mystery. There has been all kinds of speculation Robert Griffin III will be able to take part in team drills and take the field in Week 8. The Skins play at Dallas on Monday night. It's pretty safe to say when RGIII is ready, the job is his.

Trent Richardson leaves with hamstring injury

Sunday, October 19, 2014, 7:50pm

Kevin Brown on Twitter - [Full Article]

Colts RB Trent Richardson suffered a hamstring injury.

Fantasy Impact:

That left Ahmad Bradshaw to carry the load, and while he did fumble he also scored two TDs. Richardson tweeted he would be fine, but we can't always depend on a player for an accurate injury update. Daniel Herron chipped in with five carries. Richardson had rushed 14 times for 77 yards before getting hurt so he was running well. Indy plays in a late afternoon game in Week 8 against the Steelers so owners will need a backup plan in case he's a game-time call.

Fred Jackson's groin injury appears serious

Sunday, October 19, 2014, 7:43pm

Ian Rapoport on Twitter - [Full Article]

RB Fred Jackson will have an MRI Monday on his groin injury. It appears serious but he’ll know more Monday.

Fantasy Impact:

C.J. Spiller broke his collarbone in the game and reports have him out for the season. That left Anthony Dixon to take over as the team's main back. Bryce Brown, who came over from the Eagles in a trade, was inactive but could see a lot of work going forward. Brown is an interesting back. He was drafted by the Birds in the seventh round and is considered a bit raw. He showed flashes at times with the Eagles but did have some issues with ball security. Brown is a guy who could see a big workload in this offense and is worth a grab off your wire if you're struggling at the position.

C.J. Spiller breaks collarbone, out for year

Sunday, October 19, 2014, 7:36pm - [Full Article]

After Bills RB Fred Jackson went down for the Bills, C.J. Spiller went 52 yards on his first carry.

Unfortunately, Spiller was ruled out for the remainder of the game with a broken collarbone, according to NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport, and will miss the rest of the season after Monday surgery, per a source who has spoken to Spiller.

Fantasy Impact:

With Jackson also hurt with a potentially serious groin injury (expected to miss four games), Bryce Brown could get called upon for a big workload going forward, along with Anthony Dixon who took over for Spiller and Jackson in Week 7. Brown is an interesting back. He showed flashes of greatness with the Eagles but ball security has always been an issue. He's considered a bit raw with not a lot of football experience through college which is how the Eagles got him in the seventh round, but the potential is certainly there and he's worth picking up off your wire.

Sunday, October 19, 2014, 7:29pm

Broncos Inactives
Montee Ball RB
Shaquil Barrett LB
Tony Carter CB
Ben Garland G
Cody Latimer WR
Michael Schofield T
Mitch Unrein DT

Sunday, October 19, 2014, 7:28pm

49ers Inactives
Tank Carradine DE
Chris Culliver CB
Mike Iupati G
Marcus Martin C
Quinton Patton WR
Jimmie Ward S
Patrick Willis ILB

Sunday, October 19, 2014, 3:26pm

Raiders Inactives
Justin Tuck DE
Marcell Reece RB
Khalif Barnes OL
Vincent Brown WR
Keith McGill CB
Matt McGloin QB
Tony Bergstrom OL

Sunday, October 19, 2014, 3:22pm

Cardinals Inactives
Marion Grice RB
Desmond Bishop LB
Thomas Keiser LB
Glenn Carson LB
Bruce Gaston DT
Troy Niklas TE
Calais Campbell DE

Sunday, October 19, 2014, 3:12pm

Cowboys Inactives
Bruce Carter OLB
Davon Coleman DT
Doug Free T
Jakar Hamilton DB
Donald Hawkins T
Dustin Vaughan QB

Sunday, October 19, 2014, 3:09pm

Giants Inactives
James Brewer G
Jay Bromley DT
Rashad Jennings RB
Brandon Mosley G
Adam Snyder T
Corey Washington WR

Fantasy Impact:

Andre Williams gets the start at RB again with Jennings sidelined.