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  • Tevin Coleman - RB - Atlanta Falcons
    Posted 10/24/16 3:49pm ET

    Atlanta Falcons RB Tevin Coleman (hamstring) is not expected to play in Week 8 because of his hamstring injury, according to a source.

    Huddle Up: Devonta Freeman should receive most of the playing time at running back with Coleman expected to miss at least one week because of the injury. Freeman has been involved in the running and passing game over the past few weeks and can be a solid No. 2 running back in all fantasy leagues.

  • Hunter Henry - TE - San Diego Chargers
    Posted 10/24/16 3:37pm ET

    San Diego Chargers TE Hunter Henry (concussion) is going through the concussion protocol, according to head coach Mike McCoy. Henry dealt with symptoms after the team's Week 7 game.

    Huddle Up: Henry will have to pass all of the concussion tests before he is cleared to play, so owners should keep an eye on the situation during the week. He has been a solid part in the passing game during his rookie season and likely would be a No. 1 tight end for owners if he plays.

  • Brian Hoyer - QB - Chicago Bears
    Posted 10/24/16 3:25pm ET

    Chicago Bears QB Brian Hoyer (forearm) was placed on the Reserve/Injured list with a fractured forearm Monday, Oct. 24.

    Huddle Up: Jay Cutler has been cleared to play, so he'll take over for Hoyer with Matt Barkely now serving as the backup. Cutler has been underwhelming this season and during his Bears tenure, though, and the Chicago quarterback situation is one to avoid.

  • Robert Woods - WR - Buffalo Bills
    Posted 10/24/16 3:16pm ET

    Buffalo Bills WR Robert Woods (foot) is making solid progress in his recovery from a foot injury but his status for Week 8 is uncertain.

    Huddle Up: Owners will need to monitor Woods' practice participation during the week to see if he has a chance to play in Week 8. Woods would be a flex option in point-per-reception leagues as well as some deeper leagues if he plays.

  • Marquise Goodwin - WR - Buffalo Bills
    Posted 10/24/16 3:11pm ET

    Buffalo Bills WR Marquise Goodwin (concussion) suffered a concussion in Week 7 and is going through the concussion protocol, according to head coach Rex Ryan.

    Huddle Up: Goodwin's status for Week 8 is uncertain at this point, so owners will need to monitor his situation during the week. He could be a flex option in deeper leagues if he plays because of his big-play potential. Justin Hunter would receive a bigger role if Goodwin is ruled out and could be an option in some fantasy leagues.

  • Michael Floyd - WR - Arizona Cardinals
    Posted 10/24/16 2:45pm ET

    Arizona Cardinals WR Michael Floyd (hamstring) is expected to play in Week 8 despite suffering a hamstring injury in Week 7.

    Huddle Up: Floyd has three touchdowns to his name this year, but he hasn't been as heavily as involved as expected before the season started. He hasn't surpassed five catches or 65 yards in any of the six games he's played. It may be inconvenient to bench him, but he's not a reliable starter right now.

  • Kenneth Dixon - RB - Baltimore Ravens
    Posted 10/24/16 2:25pm ET

    Baltimore Ravens RB Kenneth Dixon could see more playing time going forward if head coach John Harbaugh has his way. Dixon has been limited since returning from a sprained knee in early October.

    Huddle Up: Dixon would still split time with Terrance West and Lorenzo Taliaferro, but he may be most valuable in the passing game. Dixon should be picked up in deeper leagues, but don't start him until his role is clearer and he starts making a consistent impact.

  • LeSean McCoy - RB - Buffalo Bills
    Posted 10/24/16 1:55pm ET

    Buffalo Bills RB LeSean McCoy (hamstring) will probably be questionable for Week 8 after aggravating his hamstring injury in Week 7, according to a source.

    Huddle Up: Rex Ryan's gamble didn't pay off yesterday. His star running back is looking like he'll be limited again in a crucial matchup with the New England Patriots. If McCoy is indeed limited or unable to play, then Mike Gillislee and Reggie Bush would see more work like they did in Week 7. Gillislee would be the better option, but neither is reliable enough to start, especially after a disappointing outing from Gillislee. McCoy is avoidable too if his workload is anything like it was yesterday.

  • Tyler Eifert - TE - Cincinnati Bengals
    Posted 10/24/16 1:40pm ET

    Cincinnati Bengals TE Tyler Eifert's (back) role will expand going forward, according to head coach Marvin Lewis. Eifert was limited to just third downs and red-zone plays.

    Huddle Up: Eifert is one of the better tight ends in the league when he's healthy, but it might be better to take the wait-and-see approach at least for one more week. He's too risky to consider as a TE1 just yet after a serious injury.

  • Matt Jones - RB - Washington Redskins
    Posted 10/24/16 1:22pm ET

    Washington Redskins RB Matt Jones could have his workload decreased following a lost fumble in Week 7.

    Huddle Up: Jones has had a history with fumbling the football. He fumbled five times in his rookie season last year and has fumbled three times so far this year. If Jones' workload does take a hit, it would mostly benefit Chris Thompson and Robert Kelley. Thompson's involvement would mostly still be in the passing game, while Kelley could very well take a few carries away from Jones. Keep an eye on how Jay Gruden uses his running backs next week.

  • Jordan Reed - TE - Washington Redskins
    Posted 10/24/16 12:46pm ET

    Washington Redskins TE Jordan Reed (concussion) has been cleared to return to practice Wednesday, Oct. 26, after missing the last two weeks due to a concussion. Reed still must be cleared by an independent neurologist, however, before he can play in Week 8 in London against the Cincinnati Bengals.

    Huddle Up: Vernon Davis has been productive in his absence, but Reed is far and away Kirk Cousins' favorite target and the Washington offense has suffered as a result of not having him available. With six documented concussions since college, he's as risky as they come from an injury standpoint. He's an elite TE1 when he plays, but owners need to have a fallback plan in place with a player who has his injury history.

  • Delanie Walker - TE - Tennessee Titans
    Posted 10/24/16 12:05pm ET

    Tennessee Titans TE Delanie Walker (chest) came away from his team's Week 7 loss to the Indianapolis Colts with a bruised chest, according to head coach Mike Mularkey.

    Huddle Up: Mularkey didn't go into much detail with any of his injury updates Monday. It doesn't seem as though his injury is serious, but Tennessee plays again Thursday, so Walker won't have the typical recovery time he normally would. If he is active for Week 8, expect Walker to be a low-end TE1 against a Jacksonville Jaguars defense that has defended that position pretty well this season.

  • Tevin Coleman - RB - Atlanta Falcons
    Posted 10/24/16 11:56am ET

    Atlanta Falcons RB Tevin Coleman (hamstring) suffered a strained hamstring in Week 7.

    Huddle Up: It's not too serious, but Coleman is probably headed for a week full of limited practices. It would be a surprise if he's not active for Week 8, but he'll continue to split touches with Devontae Freeman. Even if Coleman does play, he and Freeman face one of their toughest tests of the year in the Green Bay Packers, who have given up the fewest fantasy points per game to running backs this year. Coleman is in the low-end RB2 to high-end RB3 conversation.

  • Jamaal Charles - RB - Kansas City Chiefs
    Posted 10/24/16 10:48am ET

    Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles (knee) was limited to one carry on two snaps in a Week 7 win over the New Orleans Saints. Head coach Andy Reid told the media, 'His leg wasn't feeling right. That was it.'

    Huddle Up: There has been a ton of overreaction to Charles' lack of involvement in Week 7, but it was obvious he was going to be limited once he experienced swelling in his knee late last week. Kansas City hasn't deviated from taking baby steps with his recovery - in part because Spencer Ware has played so well - and there haven't been enough details released yet to justify the level of panic that seems to be surrounding him. He's a risky buy-low to be sure, but the uncertainty should allow him to be acquired cheaply in a trade.

  • Thomas Rawls - RB - Seattle Seahawks
    Posted 10/24/16 10:38am ET

    Seattle Seahawks RB Thomas Rawls (leg) is expected to be ready to return in two weeks, according to head coach Pete Carroll.

    Huddle Up: It's unclear whether Carroll meant if Rawls will be ready to practice or play in that time, so this week should be telling in that regard. Christine Michael owners don't need to worry about anything quite yet, but he is coming off three straight performances in which he has averaged 3.6 yards per carry or worse. Carroll's comments ('There's a difference with Thomas Rawls out.') also suggest Rawls could be a factor when he is ready. As such, Rawls needs to be added wherever he might have been dropped.

  • Dez Bryant - WR - Dallas Cowboys
    Posted 10/24/16 9:58am ET

    Dallas Cowboys WR Dez Bryant (knee) was 'doing everything' during the part of practice open to the media Monday, Oct. 24.

    Huddle Up: The expectation for some time has been that Bryant would be near full-strength after the Cowboys' bye and make his return against the Philadelphia Eagles in Week 8, so it appears he is on the right track. Although owners need to continue monitoring the situation, they should feel reasonably good about plugging him back into their lineups as a high-upside WR2 this week.

  • DeVante Parker - WR - Miami Dolphins
    Posted 10/24/16 9:30am ET

    Miami Dolphins WR DeVante Parker played 49-of-73 snaps (67 percent) in a Week 7 win over the Buffalo Bills, marking the first time he has logged fewer than 82 percent of the team's offensive snaps since his season debut in Week 2.

    Huddle Up: Kenny Stills saw 68 snaps Sunday and led all Miami receivers with 100 yards and a touchdown, while Parker finished with three catches for 20 yards. Parker has been targeted four or fewer times in three of the last four games and clearly does not have the trust of Ryan Tannehill or the coaching staff. Owners need to continue exercising patience with a player of his considerable talents, but he should not be starting in fantasy again until the Dolphins begin showing more faith in him.

  • Martellus Bennett - TE - New England Patriots
    Posted 10/24/16 9:15am ET

    New England Patriots TE Martellus Bennett was limited to 30 snaps on 57 offensive plays in a Week 7 victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers, managing only one catch for five yards while running only 10 pass routes.

    Huddle Up: Bennett is still No. 2 overall in scoring among tight ends but his production has been extremely up-and-down. He has mixed three PPR performances in which he has scored double figures with three in which he has posted 4.4 or fewer. It's beginning to look as if the Patriots see him more as a sixth offensive lineman and less as a player who can dominate games in which Rob Gronkowski receives too much defensive attention. Bennett should be considered a highly volatile low-end TE1 until further notice.

  • Tony Romo - QB - Dallas Cowboys
    Posted 10/24/16 8:34am ET

    Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo (back) hasn't been cleared to practice fully, and he'd likely need another MRI to receive clearance. Romo is unlikely to return in Week 9, according to sources.

    Huddle Up: It's tough to see Romo supplanting Dak Prescott under center, barring injury, right now. Prescott is a fringe QB1 in fantasy.

  • Zach Ertz - TE - Philadelphia Eagles
    Posted 10/24/16 5:58am ET

    Philadelphia Eagles TE Zach Ertz managed just one catch for 14 yards in Week 7.

    Huddle Up: He played 83 percent of the offensive plays, but it was his third straight quiet game. He'll be a bye-week replacement against the Dallas Cowboys in Week 8.

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