Buccaneers tight end OJ Howard will be placed on injured reserve with foot and ankle injuries.
Cameron Brate immediately becomes a low-end TE1, especially with Jameis Winston back under center. Since 2017, Brate has accounted for 12.3% of the targets, 12.5% of the receptions, 12.2% of the yards and 26.0% of the touchdowns from Winston.
The Saints designated linebacker Kwon Alexander, defensive end Marcus Davenport, and wide receiver Tre'Quan Smith for return from injured reserve on Tuesday. They designated kicker Wil Lutz for return on Monday and all four players could be activated in time to play against the Seahawks on Monday.
Smith could help a receiving group that really lacks a top target. Callaway and Harris have led the way and have improved since the start of the season, but Smith could give the group a boost until Michael Thomas returns in a couple of weeks. Lutz had been a great kicking option in New Orleans, however this year's offense hasn't nearly been as high-powered as in previous years. Still, Lutz could be at least a solid kicker option if you're in the market.
Murray has been Baltimore’s lead back, but he was sidelined by an ankle injury in Sunday’s game. That could give Bell a larger role in the offense, especially if Murray can't go in Week 7. His injury isn't considered serious according to reports on Monday. Freeman also scored a touchdown in Week 6 as, strangely, the rookies Williams remains the odd man out of this veteran backfield.
Gronkowski has missed the last three games with injured ribs and has not taken part in any practices since being injured in the team’s Week 3 loss to the Rams. Howard has a huge game against the Eagles and if Gronk can't go in Week 7, he would certainly have to be considered a streaming option as it appears he's passed Brate in the team's TE pecking order.