Toby Gerhart - RB - Jacksonville Jaguars
Jacksonville Jaguars RB Toby Gerhart didn't practice Wednesday, Oct. 15 and may get another week off to further rest his injured foot, according to head coach Gus Bradley. Bradley said Gerhart's foot would be evaluated Thursday.
Huddle Up: Good news for Storm Johnson's fantasy owners as the rookie looks to be in line for another start. Johnson ran for only 21 yards on 10 carries in Week 6 but saved some fantasy face with a TD run.
Mark Ingram - RB - New Orleans Saints
New Orleans Saints RB Mark Ingram (hand) practiced in full Wednesday, Oct. 15, and said he plans to play in Week 7 against the Detroit Lions. Ingram may wear a small brace on his hand, but his fracture has healed completely. RB Khiry Robinson had been taking most of the snaps in Ingram's absence. 'We'll see how we handle that on Sunday,' said head coach Sean Payton. 'Obviously we value depth at that position.'
Huddle Up: We're back to the early-season logjam in the Saints' backfield, but Ingram's return definitely hurts Robinson the most as he has averaged nearly 17 touches a contest during Ingram's 3-game absence. Overall, none of the Saints' backs are a particularly strong play this week against a stout Lions' D that surrenders the eighth-fewest fantasy points to opposing RBs.
Jimmy Graham - TE - New Orleans Saints
New Orleans Saints TE Jimmy Graham (shoulder) did not practice Wednesday, Oct. 15.
Huddle Up: Even with the bye last week, Graham is a major question mark for Week 7. See if he can get on the field over the next 2 days.
Eddie Royal - WR - San Diego Chargers
San Diego Chargers WR Eddie Royal (elbow) was a full participant in practice Wednesday, Oct. 15.
Huddle Up: Royal's Week 6 was cut short by the injury, but there shouldn't be any lingering issues heading into Sunday's game against K.C.
Robert Griffin III - QB - Washington Redskins
Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III (ankle) 'looked fine' and had 'a little bounce in to his step' in on-field drills Wednesday, Oct. 15, and head coach Jay Gruden said Griffin will return to his starting quarterback job when doctors have cleared him to return to action. 'He looks good so far. He's making good progress as we knew he would, the type of worker he is. But making progress in the training room and making progress in the practice field are two entirely different things. We have to make sure he gets right both mentally and physically before he gets back on the field,' Gruden said.
Huddle Up: Not at all a surprise given Kirk Cousins' struggles, which aren't necessarily reflected in his fantasy numbers. Still, while RGIII has been a limited practice participant, he likely remains at least several weeks away from having a good shot at playing in an actual game.
Kelvin Benjamin - WR - Carolina Panthers
Updating a previous report, Carolina Panthers WR Kelvin Benjamin did not participate in practice Wednesday, Oct. 15, because of a concussion. Benjamin is currently going through the concussion protocol.
Huddle Up: A somewhat surprising red flag has cropped up here for the rookie wideout's fantasy owners, and they're going to need to look for signs of protocol progress the rest of the week.
Bobby Wagner - LB - Seattle Seahawks
Seattle Seahawks LB Bobby Wagner is expected to miss several weeks because of the turf toe he suffered in Week 7 but will not need surgery.
Huddle Up: Alert for IDP league owners as the Seahawks' leading tackler will be on the shelf. Undrafted rookie Brock Coyle is listed as Wagner's backup, but a more reasonable plan has K.J. Wright shifting inside from his WLB spot.
Shonn Greene - RB - Tennessee Titans
Tennessee Titans RB Shonn Greene (hamstring) didn't practice Wednesday, Oct. 15 and said he hopes he can return to practice next week and be ready to play Week 8.
Huddle Up: That means another start for rookie Bishop Sankey, who had a season-high 19 touches for 68 yards in last week's win over the Jaguars.
Reggie Bush - RB - Detroit Lions
Detroit Lions RB Reggie Bush (ankle) is participating in practice Wednesday, Oct. 15.
Huddle Up: The week is off to a good start for Bush, who has said he will return to action Sunday after sitting out the Week 6 win in Minnesota.
A.J. Green - WR - Cincinnati Bengals
Cincinnati Bengals WR A.J. Green (toe) is not present during practice Wednesday, Oct. 15.
Huddle Up: The door isn't completely closed yet, but most all signs are pointing toward another week of street clothes for Green.
Donnie Avery - WR - Kansas City Chiefs
Kansas City Chiefs WR Donnie Avery (groin) has been ruled out for Week 7, according to head coach Andy Reid.
Huddle Up: The bye week wasn't sufficient to get Avery healed up, and K.C.'s leader in WR targets (24) will miss a second straight game, meaning more looks for Dwayne Bowe, Junior Hemingway and the TE duo of Travis Kelce and Anthony Fasano.
Tony Romo - QB - Dallas Cowboys
Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo (ankle, ribs) will not participate in practice Wednesday, Oct. 15, and could miss practice Thursday after injuring his ankle and ribs in Week 6. Head coach Jason Garrett said he expects Romo to be fine.
Huddle Up: Sounds like Romo will need an extra day of rest and recovery this week after some of the hits he absorbed against the Seahawks, but there aren't any real concerns about Sunday for now.
Calvin Johnson - WR - Detroit Lions
Detroit Lions WR Calvin Johnson (ankle) said there is no point in rushing back to play until he is fully healed and ready to compete at a high level. Both he and head coach Jim Caldwell have been non-committal as to whether Johnson will play in Week 7 against the New Orleans Saints. Johnson said there is still pain 'lingering there.' 'Not beating it up,' Johnson said. 'Not getting out there, rolling it again, it definitely helps you. More and more you can stay off that particular area, the faster it can heal.'
Huddle Up: While there's been no timetable set, Megatron owners need to be prepared to be without the WR until Week 10 as the Lions have 2 games, including a trip to London, before their Week 9 bye.
New York Giants RB Rashad Jennings (knee) will definitely not play in Week 7 against the Dallas Cowboys, according to head coach Tom Coughlin. Jennings sprained the medial collateral ligament in his knee in Week 5. The team is hoping he can return after their bye week and play in Week 9.
Huddle Up: It looks like another week of rookie Andre Williams and Peyton Hillis in the N.Y. backfield, and expect to see more of the latter if the Giants fall behind and need the veteran Hills' superior pass-protection skills.
Jonathan Stewart - RB - Carolina Panthers
Carolina Panthers RB Jonathan Stewart (knee) donned full pads and is participating in practice Wednesday, Oct. 15.
Huddle Up: Stewart is a good bet to return this week after missing the last 3 games and supplant the Darrin Reaves-Fozzy Whittaker-Chris Ogbonnaya contingent as the Panthers' No. 1 RB option.
DeMarco Murray - RB - Dallas Cowboys
Dallas Cowboys RB DeMarco Murray is not participating in practice Wednesday, Oct. 15, because he is believed to be sick.
Huddle Up: No worries, just a temporary illness and a well deserved day off for fantasy's top back.
Zac Stacy - RB - St. Louis Rams
St. Louis Rams RB Zac Stacy (calf) had no injury issues in Week 6 when the team decided to use a three-man rotation at running back, according to head coach Jeff Fisher.
Huddle Up: A three-man committee spells trouble for Stacy's fantasy value. Then again, Stacy hasn't played well enough to remain the lone feature back. To wit, in the Week 6 loss to San Francisco he had the most attempts of the three Rams backs yet rushed for the fewest yards.
Le'Veon Bell - RB - Pittsburgh Steelers
Pittsburgh Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell waived his right to a preliminary hearing Wednesday, Oct. 15, on marijuana possession and driving under the influence chargers. That means he and his attorney acknowledge police have enough evidence for the charges to go to Allegheny County Common Pleas Court, where Bell must either plead to all or some of the charges or stand trial.
Huddle Up: There certainly seems to be a preponderance of evidence in this case; fantasy owners have to hope the wheels of justice spin slowly enough that Bell's suspension doesn't come down at a critical juncture of the fantasy season. Is Marshawn Lynch's lawyer available?
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