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Rams think WR Cooper Kupp will miss Week 7

Tuesday, October 16, 2018, 10:08am

ESPN - [Full Article]

Los Angeles Rams receiver Cooper Kupp suffered a knee sprain Sunday and could be sidelined for this week's game against the San Francisco 49ers, coach Sean McVay said.

"Most likely he probably will miss this game," McVay said Monday. "And then dependent on how he responds it will just kind of be on a week-to-week basis."

Related players: Robert Woods, Brandin Cooks

Fantasy Impact:

Kupp was carted off the field in the first half of the Rams' victory over the Denver Broncos after safety Darian Stewart brought him down with a horse-collar tackle. McVay said he initially thought the injury appeared as though it could have been season-ending. After evaluation, Kupp started the second half but played only one series after the training staff determined it was in his best interest to sit out, the story went on to say.

49ers RB Matt Breida, TE George Kittle, WR Pierre Garcon ACTIVE for MNF

Monday, October 15, 2018, 7:05pm

49ers Inactives
WR Dante Pettis
TE Cole Wick
DL Jullian Taylor
OL Joshua Garnett
OL Shon Coleman
WR Trent Taylor
DL DJ Jones

Related players: Matt Breida, George Kittle, Pierre Garcon, Alfred Morris

Fantasy Impact:

As Adam Schefter reported earlier, Breida, Kittle and Garcon were expected to play against the Packers on Monday night, and now it's official. It's a bit of a surprise for Breida, especially, who seemed to be in doubt. This brings down the value of Morris.

Packers WRs Geronimo Allison, Randall Cobb are OUT for MNF

Monday, October 15, 2018, 6:59pm

Packers inactives
QB Tim Boyle
WR Randall Cobb
CB Jaire Alexander
CB Bashaud Breeland
T/G Alex Light
T Jason Spriggs
WR Geronimo Allison

Related players: Marquez Valdes-Scantling, Equanimeous St. Brown

Fantasy Impact:

As reported earlier, Allison and Cobb won't play against the 49ers meaning Valdes-Scantling becomes an interesting play for those in need. St. Brown could also be in the mix.

Jets WR Quincy Enunwa has high ankle sprain

Monday, October 15, 2018, 6:54pm

Pro Football Talk - [Full Article]

The Jets will play without receiver Quincy Enunwa the next few weeks. An MRI on Monday revealed a high-ankle sprain for Enunwa, Manish Mehta of the Daily News reports.

The team calls it a week-to-week injury with Enunwa’s pain tolerance factoring into his recovery time, but high-ankle sprains generally require three to four weeks.

Related players: Robby Anderson, Jermaine Kearse, Terrelle Pryor

Fantasy Impact:

Kearse put up a line of 9-94 last week and even Pryor went for 5-57-1 against the Colts, both, along with Anderson should see more targets. Enunwa, who missed all of last season with a neck injury, leads the team in targets (48), receptions (22) and receiving yards (287) through six weeks.

Schefter: Banged up 49ers expected to play Monday night

Monday, October 15, 2018, 6:48pm

Adam Schefter on Twitter - [Full Article]

49ers' RB Matt Breida (shoulder, ankle), WR Pierre Garcon (shoulder, knee) and TE George Kittle (knee) -- all listed as questionable for tonight's game in Green Bay against the Packers -- all are expected to play, per source.

Related players: Alfred Morris

Fantasy Impact:

Breida is perhaps the biggest surprise of the group. We had a report earlier today that he was really pushing to play tonight and it seems like he's going to get his wish. An active Breida would hurt the fantasy value of Morris.

Rams WR Cooper Kupp (MCL) could miss time

Monday, October 15, 2018, 6:45pm

Adam Schefter on Twitter - [Full Article]

Rams’ WR Cooper Kupp suffered an MCL sprain Sunday and his team thinks he “could miss some time, but not sure yet,” per source.

Related players: Brandin Cooks, Robert Woods

Fantasy Impact:

If Kupp misses time, it would mean more targets for Cooks and Woods. MCL sprains can mean missing multiple weeks, but that's certainly doesn't seem official yet based on the tweet. However, he seems unlikely for Week 7, which is against the 49ers.

Report: Steelers don't expect RB Le'Veon Bell to show up this week

Monday, October 15, 2018, 6:41pm

Ed Bouchette on Twitter - [Full Article]

This just in from Steelers source : The Steelers are not expecting Le’Veon Bell to show up this week despite previous reports.

Related players: James Conner

Fantasy Impact:

And here we go again. The timing to show up this week made a lot of sense with the team's bye week, giving Bell extra time to get up to speed - if he even remained with the team. But for now, Bell remains out. It's possible he still actually shows up this week.

Browns lose WR Rod Streater to broken neck

Monday, October 15, 2018, 4:48pm

Cleveland.com - [Full Article]

Browns receiver Rod Streater is out for the year with a broken neck suffered in Sunday's 38-14 loss to the Chargers.

Fantasy Impact:

Streater, signed after the Browns traded Josh Gordon, was injured early in the first quarter covering a punt. He had seen an increase in snaps and was set to become more of a focal point of the offense as injuries piled up at wide receiver. He did not record a catch this season. Team doctors expect a full recovery and the injury does not require surgery.

Raiders QB Derek Carr dealing with left arm bruise

Monday, October 15, 2018, 4:38pm

Pro Football Talk - [Full Article]

Raiders coach Jon Gruden said afterward that Derek Carr was fine, and Carr called his left arm injury a “bruise.”

Fantasy Impact:

Carr took six sacks and 10 hits in the 27-3 loss to the Seahawks. He begged to return to the game if Oakland got the ball back, but the Raiders didn’t see a reason to subject their quarterback to more punishment and never got another offensive chance anyway. Carr is expected to start Week 8 after a Week 7 bye.

Bills QB Josh Allen (elbow) week-to-week

Monday, October 15, 2018, 4:35pm

Pro Football Talk - [Full Article]

Bills rookie quarterback Josh Allen left Sunday’s loss to the Texans with a right elbow injury and coach Sean McDermott provided an update on Allen’s condition when he met with the media on Monday.

McDermott described Allen’s outlook as “week to week.”

Related players: Nathan Peterman, Derek Anderson

Fantasy Impact:

HC Sean McDermott said "we'll see" and he'll know more Tuesday as far as whether or not Allen can play in Week 7. Peterman may not be a lock to start if Allen can't go, as the team signed the veteran Anderson last week.

Redskins say RB Chris Thompson (rib, knee) is day-to-day

Monday, October 15, 2018, 4:31pm

John Keim on Twitter - [Full Article]

Redskins RB Chris Thompson is considered day to day with his rib/knee issue.

Fantasy Impact:

Keim said we'll have to see what Thompson's workload is early in the week to determine his chances for Week 7. After a hot start, Thompson has struggled over the past few weeks, including missing Week 6.

Falcons RB Devonta Freeman, K Matt Bryant likely out for Week 7

Monday, October 15, 2018, 4:26pm

Kelsey Conway on Twitter - [Full Article]

Quinn said Matt Bryant strained his hamstring, he'll likely be out this week as will RB Devonta Freeman with a groin injury.

Related players: Tevin Coleman, Ito Smith, Giorgio Tavecchio

Fantasy Impact:

The Falcons play on Monday night in Week 7 so the good news is owners again have plenty of time to prepare. Coleman and Smith will again take over the workload. As for kicker, reports say Tavecchio could see the kicking duties.

Packers Beat: WRs Randall Cobb, Geronimo Allison likely to sit for MNF

Monday, October 15, 2018, 4:20pm

Adam Schefter on Twitter - [Full Article]

Packers’ WRs Randall Cobb and Geronimo Allison are “likely to be inactive” vs 49ers tonight on Monday Night Football, per Lisa Salters.

Related players: Marquez Valdes-Scantling

Fantasy Impact:

Both are dealing with hamstring issues. The Packers may be sitting them due to their Week 7 bye, with the hope they can get by this week and both players will be back and ready to go for Week 8. Valdes-Scantling makes for a nice option for owners counting on Cobb or Allison tonight. Things will be official around 7 p.m. tonight when the inactives are announced.

Looks like just a bone bruise for Falcons WR Calvin Ridley

Monday, October 15, 2018, 2:33pm

Vaughn McClure on Twitter - [Full Article]

Looks like MRI on rookie Calvin Ridley's injured left ankle came back pretty clean. Believed to be just a bone bruise, according to source.

Fantasy Impact:

Twitter reports said Ridley was trying to run and cut on the sideline, so the injury didn't appear to be serious, however, Ridley never came back. As the rest of the tweet said, we'll see how Ridley responds to rehab. The Falcons playing the Giants next Monday night before the Falcons bye in Week 8. The Falcons could opt to rest him vs. Giants and let him have extra time to recover during bye week. With the game Monday night, Ridley may be a game-time call, so owners should have a backup plan.

Saints expect better RB balance going forward

Monday, October 15, 2018, 1:37pm

Pro Football Talk - [Full Article]

The Saints used running back Alvin Kamara a lot during Mark Ingram‘s four-game suspension to open the season and Kamara performed well as the team won three of those games.

Ingram’s return for last Monday’s game against Washington was expected to cut into Kamara’s usage, but the size of the bite was bigger than many would have predicted. Ingram had 18 touches, which was twice as many as Kamara had in the 43-19 win.

Fantasy Impact:

In a post-bye conference call on Monday morning, head coach Sean Payton said he expected more balance in the future and that the way the Saints scored changed the plans their last time out. Payton said Kamara's lack of touches was a byproduct of 60 and 40 yard passing TDs. Hopefully this will ease the pain of Kamara owners still in shock from Week 5.