Seahawks Head Coach Pete Carroll told reporters Wednesday that starting running back Chris Carson will be a game-time decision for Week 8 against the 49ers.
Carson is being limited in practice with what the team is calling a mild foot sprain. Carson has already dodged a serious knee injury this season, and it now looks like he has avoided the dreaded Lisfranc fracture in his foot based on recent reports. Fantasy managers rostering Carson should look into grabbing Carlos Hyde (hamstring) or DeeJay Dallas off waivers this week in the event Carson gets ruled out Sunday morning. Hyde is dealing with his own injury issues but would assume a significant role if he can play but Carson cannot.
Cowboys quarterback Andy Dalton is not practicing Wednesday.
This is not surprising after Dalton took a nasty shot to the head last week and had to be carted off the field. Dalton is likely to miss Week 8, meaning rookie Ben DiNucci will probably make his first NFL start against the Eagles on Sunday night. Garrett Gilbert is the other option at quarterback for Dallas. The Eagles will be one of the top D/ST plays on the slate this weekend.
Saints wide receiver Michael Thomas still has not returned to practice according to reporters at the open portion of Wednesday's practice.
Thomas appeared on track to return last week, but ended up suffering a hamstring injury during practice so his absence was extended through Week 7. This report puts his Week 8 status into doubt with him missing practice entirely on a Wednesday due to a soft tissue injury. Teammate Emmanuel Sanders was also not at practice so the Saints may have to rely on Tre'Quan Smith and Jared Cook to catch passes again this week.