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Bills RB LeSean McCoy exits with hamstring injury

Sunday, October 23, 2016, 6:26pm - [Full Article]

The Bills went without their workhorse for much of Sunday's losing effort.

LeSean McCoy missed the last quarter and a half of Sunday's 28-25 loss to Miami with a what coach Rex Ryan said was a sore hamstring. The running back was bothered by the same hamstring issue during much of the week of practice leading up to Sunday's game, which left him listed as questionable on Friday's injury report.

After the game, McCoy said he felt "amazing" while warming up before the game, but he later felt pain in his hamstring during the game.

Fantasy Impact:

We had a story on Saturday that said McCoy traveled with the team but the article suggested it may not have been a good idea to activate McCoy at less than 100-percent. It will remain to be see if this setback hinders McCoy going forward.

Sunday, October 23, 2016, 3:06pm

Steelers Inactives
Marcus Gilbert T
Cameron Heyward DE
Ben Roethlisberger
Shamarko Thomas SS
Cody Wallace C
Markus Wheaton WR
DeAngelo Williams RB

Sunday, October 23, 2016, 3:04pm

Patriots Inactives
A.J. Derby TE
D.J. Foster RB
Woodrow Hamilton DT
Cyrus Jones CB
Jordan Richards SS
Vincent Valentine DT
LaAdrian Waddle T

Jets QB Geno Smith forced to leave with knee injury

Sunday, October 23, 2016, 2:49pm - [Full Article]

Geno Smith's attempt to reclaim the Jets' starting quarterback job hit a snag Sunday afternoon at MetLife Stadium.

He suffered a right knee injury in the second quarter against the Baltimore Ravens and won't return against the Baltimore Ravens, the Jets announced.

Fantasy Impact:

Ryan Fitzpatrick was back in the game after Smith left.

Browns QB Cody Kessler suffers concussion

Sunday, October 23, 2016, 2:47pm

Yahoo - [Full Article]

Cody Kessler, the Browns’ third starting quarterback this season, was knocked out of Sunday’s game with a concussion. He was stepping up in the pocket and right after delivering a backhanded flip to tight end Gary Barnidge, he was hit from the side by Cincinnati Bengals defensive tackle Domata Peko.

Kessler had a hard time getting up, then was taken out of the game and back to the locker room. The team said he was being evaluated for a concussion, then ruled him out shortly after.

Fantasy Impact:

With that, rookie Kevin Hogan became the sixth quarterback to take snaps for the Browns this season.

Chargers WR Travis Benjamin ACTIVE vs. Falcons

Sunday, October 23, 2016, 2:43pm

Chargers Inactives
Jahleel Addae SS
Jeremiah Attaochu OLB
Tyreek Burwell T
Asante Cleveland TE
Brandon Flowers CB
Darius Philon DE
Max Tuerk C

Related players: Travis Bemjamin

Fantasy Impact:

Benjamin is active today but it's a tough matchup against the Falcons who do a pretty good job allowing fantasy points to WRs.

Sunday, October 23, 2016, 2:40pm

49ers Inactives
Marcus Cromartie CB
Glenn Dorsey DE
JeRon Hamm TE
Carlos Hyde RB
Keshawn Martin WR
Christian Ponder QB
John Theus OT

Sunday, October 23, 2016, 2:38pm

Falcons Inactives
Taylor Gabriel WR
C.J. Goodwin CB
A.J. Hawk LB
Sharrod Neasman DB
Josh Perkins TE
Mike Person OG
Wes Schweltzer OG

Sunday, October 23, 2016, 2:37pm

Buccaneers Inactives
Robert Ayers DE
Johnthan Banks CB
Caleb Benenoch OT
Ryan Griffin QB
Doug Martin RB
Clinton McDonald DT
Leonard Wester OT

Bills RB LeSean McCoy (hamstring) travels with team

Saturday, October 22, 2016, 8:02pm

Pro Football Talk - [Full Article]

Bills RB LeSean McCoy has made the trip to South Florida, PFT confirms. The news was first reported by Jeff Darlington of ESPN.

Related players: Mike Gillislee

Fantasy Impact:

The story said it's a possible way to make Miami think McCoy will play, but the story also added, if his hamstring injury is bad enough to keep him from playing, it wouldn’t be a good idea to take him to Miami.

Saturday, October 22, 2016, 7:59pm

CSN Bay Area - [Full Article]

Wide receiver DeAndre Smelter is getting a second chance with the 49ers to show them, for the first time, what he can do.

Smelter, a fourth-round draft pick in 2015, sat out his entire rookie season to rehab from a left ACL tear from his final season at Georgia Tech. And the 49ers never got much of a look at him in the offseason and training camp this year because of a right hamstring injury.

After being waived/injured in September, Smelter spent more than six weeks getting healthy and dropping weight from 227 pounds to 210. The 49ers signed Smelter this week to the practice squad to replace Dres Anderson.

Saturday, October 22, 2016, 7:58pm

CSN Bay Area - [Full Article]

The 49ers on Saturday promoted running back DuJuan Harris to the active roster to be eligible to play Sunday against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Levi’s Stadium.

Fantasy Impact:

Running back Carlos Hyde has been ruled out of Sunday’s game due to a right shoulder injury. Mike Davis and Shaun Draughn have served as the 49ers’ backup running backs through the first six games of the season.

Week 7 MNF Injury Report

Saturday, October 22, 2016, 4:50pm

Texans vs. Broncos
S Quintin Demps (calf), RB Jonathan Grimes (ankle), CB Kevin Johnson (foot), LB Brian Peters (quadricep)

LB DeMarcus Ware (forearm)

WR Cody Latimer (concussion), T Russell Okung (concussion)

Fantasy Impact:

For the Broncos, WR Emmanuel Sanders (hip) and QB Trevor Siemian (shoulder) were both full participants in practice and not on the injury report. For the Texans, QB Brock Osweiler (foot) was a full go and not on the injury report.

Ravens activate RB Lorenzo Taliaferro

Saturday, October 22, 2016, 3:34pm

Baltimore Sun - [Full Article]

The Ravens had three weeks to evaluate Lorenzo Taliaferro in practice, but the team apparently didn’t need much time to decide the third-year running back would be a good addition to its injury-plagued 53-man roster.

Following Saturday’s walkthrough practice, the Ravens activated Taliaferro from the physically unable to perform list.

Fantasy Impact:

It’s unclear how Taliaferro will immediately fit in the running back rotation. Terrance West is the lead back, and rookie Kenneth Dixon and second-year pro Buck Allen have gotten sporadic carries behind him. The 6-foot, 225-pound Taliaferro has averaged 4.2 yards on 81 career carries, so he ultimately could factor in short-yardage situations, an area where the Ravens have struggled.

Jets RB Matt Forte says decline not due to age

Saturday, October 22, 2016, 3:31pm - [Full Article]

Matt Forte's production dwindled during the New York Jets four-game losing streak.

After opening the year with more than 100 scrimmage yards and 29.5 touches per game in the first two contests, Forte earned fewer than 65 scrimmage yards and 14.3 touches per game in Weeks 3-6.

The 30-year-old running back told the New York Daily News the stat reduction has nothing to do with age.

"I would expect that from people who just look at stats but don't look at the game," Forte said. "If you are a real fan, and actually a fan of football, you would probably watch the film and see that as the total offense, we're not playing very well."

Relate players: Bilal Powell

Fantasy Impact:

Coach Todd Bowles pointed to blocking as the main culprit for Forte's struggles. Forte has also seen less work since the beginning of the year, partly because the team has played from behind.

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