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49ers RB Matt Breida re-injured ankle vs. Rams

Monday, October 22, 2018, 10:25am

NBC Sports Bay Area - [Full Article]

After the 49ers' close 33-30 loss to the Packers last week, Matt Breida said he would have to be “in a wheelchair to not go.” He ended the evening in Green Bay with 14 carries for 61 yards.

It was a different story Sunday in the lopsided 39-10 loss to the Los Angeles Rams. On the first play, Breida aggravated his ankle injury and had to come out of the game. The team’s medical staff taped both of his ankles, and he returned. On his first carry after re-entering, Breida lost a fumble.

He finished the day with a modest five carries for 15 yards -- his lowest output of the season.

Related players: Raheem Mostert, Alfred Morris

Fantasy Impact:

As the story led with, Breida might have to get healthier before returning to the field. HC Kyle Shanahan said Breida has done a good job recovering during the week but may have to consider letting him heal before playing again. Mostert and Morris would see an increase if Breida misses time. Mostert rushed for 59 yards and had four catches for 19 yards.

Raiders Beat: Doug Martin figures to be team's lead back

Monday, October 22, 2018, 10:13am

ESPN - [Full Article]

With Marshawn Lynch out, veteran Doug Martin figures to become Oakland's No. 1 back.

But Martin has not been nearly as effective as the Raiders had hoped as a change-of-pace back. Lynch has avoided 25 tackles this season through Week 6, ranking fourth among all NFL running backs. Martin, though, was averaging just 0.07 forced missed tackles per touch after averaging a league-low 0.06 forced missed tackles per touch last year.

Related players: Jalen Richard, DeAndre Washington

Fantasy Impact:

Richard and Washington could see work too, but according to the story is sounds like Martin is the back to pick up for those looking for help. The story also said Lynch could go on IR and may have at least played his last game as a Raider.

Rosenhaus: Dolphin WR Albert Wilson's hip injury could cost him season

Monday, October 22, 2018, 10:04am

Ian Rapoport on Twitter - [Full Article]

Dolphins WR Albert Wilson suffered a hip injury that could sideline him for the season, agent Drew Rosenhaus said on Sports Xtra with WSVN-Fox 7’s Steve Shapiro.

Fantasy Impact:

Rosenhaus said the best-case is Wilson misses a few weeks. Tests care coming Monday.

Report: Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell so far a no-show again this week

Monday, October 22, 2018, 10:01am

Ian Rapoport on Twitter - [Full Article]

Steelers players are in the building in Pittsburgh, back from their bye week, but I’m told RB LeVeon Bell is not among them. The wait continues…

Related players: James Conner

Fantasy Impact:

A story also broke on Sunday that the team doesn't plan to trade Bell, and they expect Bell to return at some point and remain on the roster through 2019 and then become a free agent. Other reports say Bell will return ahead of Week 9 while others think he could remain away through Week 10, because at that point he has to return to the team in order to become a free agent next year. Until he is back, Conner remains the team's RB1.

Sunday, October 21, 2018, 7:05pm

Bengals Inactives
OL Billy Price
CB Darquez Dennard
RB Giovani Bernard
LB Nick Vigil
WR Josh Malone
TE Tyler Kroft
DL Josh Tupou

Sunday, October 21, 2018, 7:05pm

Chiefs Inactives
S Eric Berry
RB Darrel Williams
LB Nate Orchard
OL Kahlil McKenzie
LB Justin Houston
DL Justin Hamilton
OL Mitch Morse

Jets RB Bilal Powell leaves game with neck injury

Sunday, October 21, 2018, 3:17pm

USA Today - [Full Article]

The already banged-up New York Jets were dealt two major blows in the second quarter of their Week 7 matchup with the Minnesota Vikings, as running back Bilal Powell and Doug Middleton sustained injuries that will keep them out for the remainder of the afternoon.

Powell will not return due to a neck injury, while Middleton is out with a shoulder injury.

Related players: Isaiah Crowell

Fantasy Impact:

With Powell out, Crowell, who is playing through an injury of his own, will shoulder the load out of the backfield.

Rams WR Cooper Kupp OUT for Week 7

Sunday, October 21, 2018, 3:12pm

Rams Inactives
C Brian Allen
RB Justin Davis
DT Sebastian Joseph-Day
RB John Kelly
WR Cooper Kupp
DT Tanzel Smart
DB Darious Williams

Related players: Josh Reynolds

Fantasy Impact:

Kupp (knee, out) missed practice all week and is out for Week 7. Reynolds (hand) took full practice reps again Friday and will play. Reynolds should get most of Kupp’s snaps, but the Rams will probably kick Robert Woods to the slot and “sacrifice” Reynolds on Richard Sherman’s side of the field. Woods and Brandin Cooks look like WR1 plays this week.

Sunday, October 21, 2018, 3:09pm

Cowboys Inactives
Tavon Austin
Mike White
Caraun Reid
Chris Covington
Xavier Su’a-Filo
Daniel Ross
Joe Thomas

Redskins RB Chris Thompson, WRs Paul Richardson, Jamison Crowder OUT for Week 7

Sunday, October 21, 2018, 3:08pm

Redskins Inactives
Paul Richardson WR
Quinton Dunbar CB
Chris Thompson RB
Troy Apke S
Casey Dunn C
Geron Christian SR OL
Jamison Crowder WR

Related players: Josh Doctson

Fantasy Impact:

Maurice Harris, Brian Quick and Michael Floyd are next up on the depth chart. Doctson seems like the best play, but he’s been so unproductive that it’s very tough to trust him. He did have six touchdowns last season, but has only caught 45 of 102 career targets.

Sunday, October 21, 2018, 3:02pm

49ers Inactives
WR Dante Pettis
DB Jimmie Ward
CB Richard Sherman
G Joshua Garnett
DL Jullian Taylor
OL Shon Coleman
DT D.J. Jones

Texas WR Keke Coutee leaves with hamstring injury

Sunday, October 21, 2018, 3:00pm

USA Today - [Full Article]

The Houston Texans have found a rhythm with their three wide receiver set. Now, they might have to find another option in the slot.

Rookie wide receiver Keke Coutee exited the Texans game in the second quarter. He is now listed as out with a hamstring injury per Texans PR Staff.

Related players: Vyncint Smith

Fantasy Impact:

Coutee missed all of the Texans preseason and a majority of the start of the regular season with the same injury. If unable to return next week, the Texans will likely turn to Smith to help pick up the slack. Smith has one catch this season for 28 yards.

Dolphins WR Albert Wilson injures leg

Sunday, October 21, 2018, 2:56pm

Miami Herald - [Full Article]

Albert Wilson, who has been the Dolphins’ best and most dynamic offensive player of the season, left the game Sunday early in the second quarter with a leg injury.

Fantasy Impact:

Wilson limped to the locker room, slowly, with a towel wrapped around his head. Some of the towel was in his mouth, and he bit down to help with the pain, the story said. Wilson has since been ruled out.

Bills RB LeSean McCoy out with head injury; RB Chris Ivory also hurt

Sunday, October 21, 2018, 2:52pm

NFL.com - [Full Article]

Buffalo Bills running back LeSean McCoy left in the first quarter of Sunday's game against the Indianapolis Colts after suffering a head injury, the team announced. He was ruled out from returning.

Chris Ivory was also hurt after McCoy went down but his status is still up in the air. It left Marcus Murphy as the team's RB.

Fantasy Impact:

McCoy was injured after he was hit out of bounds on a 1-yard run on Buffalo's opening drive. He was on the ground briefly before walking into the sideline medical tent under his own power. He was then accompanied by a trainer to the Bills' locker room.

Patriots lose RB Sony Michel to knee injury

Sunday, October 21, 2018, 2:47pm

NESN - [Full Article]

Rookie running back Sony Michel suffered a nasty-looking knee injury on the first play of the second quarter Sunday in the Patriots’ game against the Chicago Bears.

Related players: James White, Kenjon Barner

Fantasy Impact:

Michel’s right knee twisted awkwardly underneath him as Bears defensive tackle Bilal Nichols wrapped him up. He also fumbled on the play, and Chicago recovered. Michel was quickly carted to the Patriots’ locker room following the injury, which leaves New England with White and Barner at running back. He was listed as questionable to return.