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Redskins RB Adrian Peterson has ankle injury

Monday, September 24, 2018, 7:16pm

Pro Football Talk - [Full Article]

The bad news for Washington is that running back Adrian Peterson, who clearly still has it, currently has a sprained ankle. The good news is that he has a week off to let it heal.

Coach Jay Gruden disclosed the injury on Monday. Earlier in the day, Peterson was spotted in a boot.

Fantasy Impact:

Gruden said he thinks AP is going to be fine and the bye week comes at a good time for him. Gruden was asked if he thinks Peterson will miss the team's Week 5 game and Gruden said, “No. Not at this time. No.” We likely won't hear a whole lot more about the injury, at least for about a week.

Cowboys don't plan to make major changes on offense

Monday, September 24, 2018, 7:12pm

ESPN - [Full Article]

Dallas coach Jason Garrett said he will not make significant changes in personnel or in the playcalling operation with offensive coordinator Scott Linehan.

"I think it would be false for me to say this is about playcalling," Garrett said. "This is about everything we're doing offensively, we have to do better. We have to coach better. We have to play better. We have to run it better. We have to throw it better. We have to protect better. We have to do all the things good offenses do and we have to do all of those things better."

Fantasy Impact:

The Cowboys have scored 41 points in three games, the fewest to start a season since 1990. Dallas also has just four touchdowns on the season. QB Dak Prescott has thrown for less than 200 yards in nine of his past 11 games, the story all said. Garrett was the team's playcaller from 2007-12 before giving way to Bill Callahan and Linehan.

Monday, September 24, 2018, 7:08pm

Steelers Inactives
RB David DeCastro
RT Marcus Gilbert
QB Mason Rudolph
WR Justin Hunter
S Marcus Allen
S Morgan Burnett
DE L.T. Watson

Monday, September 24, 2018, 7:07pm

Buccaneers Inactives
RB Ronald Jones
DT Vita Vea
DT Beau Allen
CB Marcus Williams
OL Alex Cappa
OL Mike Liedtke
WR Justin Watson

Jaguar RBs Leonard Fournette, T.J. Yeldon day to day

Monday, September 24, 2018, 7:05pm

Michael DiRocco on Twitter - [Full Article]

Jaguars coach Doug Marrone said RBs Leonard Fournette and T.J. Yeldon will be day-to-day this week.

Related players: Corey Grant, Brandon Wilds, Tommy Bohanon

Fantasy Impact:

Fournette continues to deal with a hamstring issue that's caused him to miss two games now. Meanwhile, Yeldon has an ankle injury. Hopefully we get a better idea of who can or cannot play in Week 4 when the team reports on Wednesday.

Colts not concerned about QB Andrew Luck's arm strength

Monday, September 24, 2018, 7:01pm

ESPN - [Full Article]

The Colts are not concerned with the way quarterback Andrew Luck has thrown the ball through the first three weeks of the season, coach Frank Reich said Monday.

Fantasy Impact:

Luck, who missed last season with a shoulder injury that started in 2015, is averaging a career-low 5.3 yards a completion. The low yards per completion, coupled with the quarterback being replaced by Jacoby Brissett for a Hail Mary attempt on the final play at Philadelphia on Sunday, raised questions regarding if Luck has regained his shoulder strength to make all the necessary throws in a game.

Bills say RB LeSean McCoy (ribs) progressing

Monday, September 24, 2018, 6:59pm

Joe Buscaglia on Twitter - [Full Article]

Bills HC Sean McDermott said RB LeSean McCoy is progressing well.

Related players: Chris Ivory, Marcus Murphy

Fantasy Impact:

McDermott said McCoy is day-to-day. Ivory and Murphy handled the RB duties last weekend and would do so again if McCoy can't go. Buffalo visits Green Bay this weekend.

Cardinals to go with QB Josh Rosen as starter

Monday, September 24, 2018, 6:56pm

Pro Football Talk - [Full Article]

Cardinals head coach Steve Wilks announced at the start of his Monday press conference that Josh Rosen will start at quarterback against the Seahawks in Seattle next Sunday.

Related players: Larry Fitzgerald, David Johnson

Fantasy Impact:

Wilks said Rosen is the starter and, "it's his job to lose." A big thing the Cards are looking forward to with Rosen is his mobility, and Wilks feels the team can take advantage of that as they look to get in the win column.

Bears will be 'smart' with WR Anthony Miller (shoulder)

Monday, September 24, 2018, 6:51pm

Chicago Tribune - [Full Article]

The Bears are going to be “smart” with rookie wide receiver Anthony Miller, coach Matt Nagy said Monday, after Miller left Sunday’s victory in Arizona with what Nagy termed a dislocated left shoulder.

Fantasy Impact:

Miller left the game twice and after the second time did not return. Miller missed his 2014 season at Memphis with shoulder issues, a torn labrum in his right and a minor injury in his left. The team says Miller is day to day.

McDaniels: Patriots WR Josh Gordon picking up offense

Monday, September 24, 2018, 3:53pm

MassLive - [Full Article]

Considering the laundry list of past Patriot wide receivers whose New England careers were undone in part by the team's complex playbook, it's fair to wonder whether Josh Gordon will ultimately suffer the same fate.

But according to offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels, the system won't be Gordon's undoing. Less than a week into his New England tenure, Gordon's proven behind closed doors he can handle the offense.

"I'm not worried at all about Josh's ability to pick up our system. He's already demonstrated an ability to do that." McDaniels said Monday via conference call. "I think he'll be fine, and the guys we have are doing the same thing."

Fantasy Impact:

The story said the fact that Gordon traveled with the team could very well show just how much he has caught on. The story speculated Gordon could be in action Week 4, if the hamstring continues to heal.

49ers QB Jimmy Garoppolo has torn ACL

Monday, September 24, 2018, 3:47pm

Star Tribune - [Full Article]

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo will need season-ending surgery on his injured left knee.

The 49ers said Monday that an MRI confirmed the team's fears that Garoppolo tore his ACL while making a cut late in a loss at Kansas City. The injury deals a serious blow to the 49ers (1-2), who had planned their rebuild around Garoppolo.

Now San Francisco must go through the season with C.J. Beathard at quarterback.

Fantasy Impact:

He could also have MCL damage, other reports say. The Niners struggled with Beathard last season before the midseason addition of Garoppolo changed their fortunes. One bit of good news could be Carson Wentz's return from his ACL injury, which came in about 10 months. A similar time frame could potentially have Jimmy G. back late next summer. But for 2018, the rest of the offense takes a hit in the fantasy world.

Patriots RB Rex Burkhead leaves Sunday night with neck injury

Monday, September 24, 2018, 3:40pm

ESPN - [Full Article]

Veteran running back Rex Burkhead left the game in the third quarter with a neck injury and never returned.

Related players: Sony Michel, James White

Fantasy Impact:

Burkhead had just seven snaps according to the story. Michel got a bulk of the work but wasn't totally impressive against the Lions. The Pats will continue to play short at WR and RB in Week 4 especially if Burkhead is unable to recover from this injury. Michel is certainly worth picking up if he's out there on your wire.

Patriots Beat: Team could use more from RB Sony Michel

Monday, September 24, 2018, 3:36pm

ESPN - [Full Article]

The New England Patriots have limited options in the passing game, so it would be nice for them to be able to turn to the rushing attack to help alleviate some of the shortcomings.

That’s why Sunday night against the Detroit Lions had a chance to be rookie running back Sony Michel’s coming-out-party, but instead, it mostly served up a reminder that the first-round draft choice has some ground to make up to getting back to being an explosive playmaker after missing all of the preseason and the regular-season opener.

Fantasy Impact:

Michel played 23-of-48 offensive snaps, and had an overall underwhelming night as he was stopped on two different third-and-1 plays in the first half, and dropped a pass in the second half. The Patriots still stuck with him as their primary option in the second half, over the more experienced James White, who ended up seeing his playing time spike (25 snaps) at the end of the game when the Patriots were clearly in pass-first mode. Veteran running back Rex Burkhead (seven snaps) left the game in the third quarter with a neck injury and never returned.

Vikings RB Dalvin Cook (hamstring) says he's day-to-day

Monday, September 24, 2018, 3:33pm

Pro Football Talk - [Full Article]

The Vikings had six carries for 14 yards in Sunday’s loss to the Bills. They could use Dalvin Cook, who was inactive with a hamstring injury.

The second-year running back called himself “day to day” for this week, Courtney Cronin of ESPN reports.

Fantasy Impact:

The problem is the Vikings have a short week, with a Thursday night game against the Rams. Cook said he feels good, giving him a “good chance” to play. But Cook said over the weekend that he “definitely” would return this week. He also had expressed optimism about playing in Week 3 before missing practice last week.

Report: Jets show interest in Steeler RB Le'Veon Bell

Monday, September 24, 2018, 3:30pm

Pro Football Talk - [Full Article]

Talk that the Steelers could trade unsigned franchise running back LeVeon Bell continues, and at least one interested team has been identified.

The Jets have reached out to the Steelers about trading for Bell, Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News reports.

What would it take to get a deal done? Presumably the Steelers wouldn’t trade Bell for anything less than the compensatory pick they would get if he leaves in free agency next year. That pick would likely be a 2020 third-round pick, so the Jets would at least have to offer something better than that.

Fantasy Impact:

Keep in mind even if the trade was pulled off, Bell would have to come in and learn the playbook and could potentially leave in the offseason. The Jets would likely want some kind of insurance Bell would want to remain with the team. As we reported earlier today in a story about the future of the Jets' WRs, the team is expected to have about $90 million in cap space next year.