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Sunday, October 19, 2014, 2:42pm

Chargers Inactives
Jeremiah Attaochu OLB
Donald Brown RB
Dontrelle Inman WR
Ricardo Mathews DT
Ryan Mathews RB
Manti Te'o ILB
Jason Verrett CB

Fantasy Impact:

RB Branden Oliver will again receive a heavy workload with Mathews and Brown out.

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Sunday, October 19, 2014, 2:39pm

Chiefs Inactives
Donnie Avery WR
Eric Berry S
Laurent Duvernay-Tardif T
Eric Kush C
Aaron Murray QB
Chris Owens CB
Damion Square DE

Sunday, October 19, 2014, 9:48am

See “Important Last Minute News” from 11:00 AM to 12:55PM (EST) for all the latest Game Day Inactives, Lineup Changes and other insights.

Kelvin Benjamin on track to play Week 7

Saturday, October 18, 2014, 7:33pm

Joe Person on Twitter - [Full Article]

WR Kelvin Benjamin (concussion) made the trip to Wisconsin, per team official. All signs point to him playing Sunday vs. Packers.

Fantasy Impact:

As we stated earlier, the Panthers play early on Sunday, so we'll know if there are any last-minute setbacks by around noon. His absence would be a downgrade for QB Cam Newton and an upgrade for TE Greg Olsen and WR Jerricho Cotchery, but at this point he looks like he's going to play.

DeAngelo Williams OUT for Week 7

Saturday, October 18, 2014, 4:46pm - [Full Article]

The Panthers have downgraded the status of running back DeAngelo Williams to out for Sunday's game at Green Bay.

The team said Saturday that running back Fozzy Whittaker, is also out.

Fantasy Impact:

Both were listed as doubtful on Friday's injury report. As we stated earlier this week: Jonathan Stewart (knee, probable) took full practice reps all week and is probable for Week 7. Stewart is expected to start in a nice matchup against the Packers. In 11 games that Stewart played without DeAngelo Williams from 2009 to 2010, he averaged over 100 total yards, and provided decent production in his starting stint earlier this season. Consider him a RB3/flex type since the Panther running game isn’t exactly firing on all cylinders.

Week 7 MNF Injury Report - Arian Foster, Andre Johnson, DeAndre Hopkins PROBABLE

Saturday, October 18, 2014, 4:42pm

CB Darryl Morris (ankle)

LB Jadeveon Clowney (knee), LB Mike Mohamed (calf)

G Brandon Brooks (illness), LB Brian Cushing (knee), RB Arian Foster (groin), WR DeAndre Hopkins (hand), DE Tim Jamison (groin), WR Andre Johnson (ankle), CB Johnathan Joseph (knee), C Chris Myers (not injury related), T Derek Newton (elbow), LB Brooks Reed (groin), LB Jeff Tarpinian (knee), DE J.J. Watt (thigh)

DT Steve McLendon (shoulder), CB Ivan Taylor (forearm), S Shamarko Thomas (hamstring)

LB Ryan Shazier (knee)

DE Cameron Heyward (ankle), RB Will Johnson (illness), DE Brett Keisel (knee), S Michael Mitchell (knee), S Troy Polamalu (not injury related)

Fantasy Impact:

For the Texans, it looks like Arian Foster, Andre Johnson and DeAndre Hopkins all have a great shot to play on Monday night against the Steelers. It's a better matchup for Foster and the running game as the Steelers rank just 20th in allowing fantasy points to RBs, and as a result we have Foster third on our RB list for Week 7. While in the passing game, the Steelers are sixth in allowing fantasy points to WRs. Johnson is ranked 18th this week and Hopkins is 26th.

Broncos Beat: Montee Ball's injuries could keep him from RB1 job

Saturday, October 18, 2014, 3:26pm

Denver Post - [Full Article]

Bronco's RB Montee Ball wasn't quite recovered from his appendectomy and now his groin strain means it will make it difficult for him to regain his featured-back role this year.

But it's possible for the Broncos to have a solid running game with Ronnie Hillman, Juwan Thompson and C.J. Anderson. Maybe not great. But the great part of this offense is taken care of.

Fantasy Impact:

It looks like Hillman will get his chances as the RB1, but the mailbag also talked about Thompson and how impressive he's looked. This obviously isn't good news for Ball owners who invested a lot in him this year. If you can afford to hold on to him, and hope Hillman and company don't light it up in the running game, it's possible we haven't heard the last from Ball. But the author doesn't seem optimistic on him recovering from the injuries enough to carry a big workload.

Marshawn Lynch beyond unhappy Percy Harvin traded

Saturday, October 18, 2014, 12:36pm

Pro Football Talk - [Full Article]

The Seahawks apparently traded Percy Harvin in large part because he became a problem in the locker room. But trading him may cause problems in the locker room.

Seahawks running back Marshawyn Lynch, a friend of Harvin’s, indicated on Twitter that he wasn’t happy about it, and according to one report, Lynch’s feelings go beyond just “unhappy.” Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News reports that Lynch almost didn’t get on the team bus for the trip to the airport for Sunday’s game at St. Louis because he was so upset about Harvin getting traded.

Fantasy Impact:

As long as Lynch comes to his senses and continues to play, it should be good news for Lynch owners. As the story points out, Lynch should be a beneficiary of Harvin leaving, as losing Harvin makes Lynch a more integral part of the Seahawks’ offense. But Lynch isn’t an easy person to keep happy, and his personal friendship with Harvin apparently trumps any benefit of getting the ball more, the story continued. It looks like Lynch will be ready to go this week but you may want to follow this story if you're a Lynch owner.

Marvin Lewis: A.J. Green's return 'up in the air'

Saturday, October 18, 2014, 9:21am

ESPN - [Full Article]

The Bengals still aren't exactly sure when injured Pro Bowl receiver A.J. Green will be rejoining their ranks, coach Marvin Lewis said Friday afternoon.

After Green's visit to a foot specialist last week in Cincinnati, the hope was that the third-year star wideout would be back after this week. But the possibility exists his return could take a little longer.

Asked Friday about a more defined timetable for Green's return from a big toe injury that kept him out of last week's game and will do the same this Sunday, Lewis simply said "the time is up in the air."

Fantasy Impact:

As we've stated before, the Colts are not a favorable matchup for wide receivers. Mohamed Sanu is a strong WR2, while Brandon Tate is one of our Sneaky Starts with Green out of the lineup.

Rams 'OK' with committee approach at running back, will ride 'hot hand'

Friday, October 17, 2014, 8:51pm

ESPN - [Full Article]

Zac Stacy's 19 carries against Tampa Bay in Week 2 are the most by a Rams runner this year, and aside from that, no back has had more than a dozen opportunities in a game. Earlier this week, HC Jeff Fisher said he was OK with continuing the running-back-by-committee approach. OC Brian Schottenheimer echoed those sentiments with a caveat.

“Well, early in the game we try to get guys multiple touches," Schottenheimer said. "That’s part of the deal. Then we try go with the hot hand late in the game. Most places that I’ve been that have really good running games, they had the people to spread the ball around. Different backs bring different types of plays. We try to get them all touches early. Then whoever has the hot hand will certainly get the balls late in the game.”

Fantasy Impact:

What was once Stacy's show has devolved into a murky committee that also includes Benny Cunningham and Tre Mason. Complicating matters, the Rams don't score a lot of touchdowns, so this isn't a running game that fantasy owners will want to invest in if there isn't a clear RB1.

49ers TE Vernon Davis feeling 'much better' heading into Week 7

Friday, October 17, 2014, 8:44pm

49ers - [Full Article]

49ers tight end Vernon Davis said he chose to play on Monday night in St. Louis and that he felt poorly during the game. How does number 85 feel entering Sunday night? "Much better," he said. "But it's pretty brutal on the body. It's a quick turnaround, so you have to on your game mentally."

Fantasy Impact:

Davis is a better play this week due to his improved health and a matchup with the Broncos, who may jump out to a lead and force more pass attempts by the 49ers.

Friday, October 17, 2014, 6:20pm

Raiders QB Derek Carr (ankle, knee, probable) took full practice reps again Friday and is probable for Week 7. Carr is good to go for a favorable matchup against the Cardinals.

Friday, October 17, 2014, 6:20pm

Redskins QB Robert Griffin III (ankle, out) took limited practice reps all week and is out for Week 7. Griffin won’t be back in Week 7, but Week 8 is starting to look like a possibility.

Friday, October 17, 2014, 6:20pm

Titans QB Jake Locker (right hand, questionable) took limited practice reps all week and is questionable for Week 7. The Tennessee beat writers seem to think that Charlie Whitehurst will get the start. Even if Locker starts, he isn’t a trustworthy play despite the nice matchup.

Friday, October 17, 2014, 6:20pm

Cardinals QB Carson Palmer (right shoulder, probable) took full practice reps on Friday after being limited earlier in the week and is probable for Week 7. It appears that Palmer’s shoulder injury is behind him.