According to Adam Schefter on Twitter, Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Gardner Minshew is dealing with multiple fractures and a strained ligament in his right thumb.
According to Schefter, Minshew is now in danger of missing Week 9 with the injury. While Minshew is more relevant in superflex leagues than he is in single QB leagues, his absence could prove to be bad news for all of the Jaguars skill players. The Jaguars have one of the weakest QB rooms in the league, with Mike Glennon backing up Gardner Minshew. This is a situation to monitor closely.
According to Tom Pelissero on Twitter, Carolina Panthers superstar running back Christian McCaffrey is not expected to be activated from injured reserve ahead of tonight's contest against the Atlanta Falcons.
There had been some hope that CMC would be available for Thursday Night Football after missing Week 8. Those hopes were raised when he returned to practice this past week, but with 10 extra days to allow him to heal before the Panthers play again, holding him out one more contest may be in CMC's best interests. Mike Davis should be primed for another high volume outing against a Falcons team he gashed for 89 rushing yards, nine receptions, 60 receiving yards, and one receiving touchdown in Week 5. Davis is our number six running back for Week 8.
Buccaneers Head Coach Bruce Arians told reporters on Wednesday that newly-signed wide receiver Antonio Brown is already in meetings and "ready to go" for Week 9.
Brown's addition to the Tampa Bay receiver room is one of the bigger storylines of the fantasy season thus far. Brown's role, and his effect on Chris Godwin, Mike Evans, and Rob Gronkowski, will have to be evaluated once we see Brown in a game, but it is safe to say the current Buccaneers pass-catchers are all at risk of losing some volume to the talented but troubled wideout. Brown has one more week left on his suspension but should be in the lineup catching passes from Tom Brady in less than two weeks when the Bucs take on the Saints.