Owen Daniels - TE - Baltimore Ravens
Baltimore Ravens TE Owen Daniels (non-injury) fully participated in practice Friday, Oct. 17, and is listed as probable for Week 7.
Huddle Up: Daniels' fantasy owners are hoping for a rebound game following his 2-34 showing last week in Tampa, but it's a tough matchup this week as the Falcons -- believe it or not -- allow the fewest fantasy points to opposing TEs.
Toby Gerhart - RB - Jacksonville Jaguars
Jacksonville Jaguars RB Toby Gerhart (foot) has been ruled out for the second straight week in Week 7 against the Cleveland Browns. 'He's really improved, but I think it's at the point now where if we give him these extra couple days we're hoping that it won't be every week that it's something that we're dealing with,' head coach Gus Bradley said. Gerhart didn't practice all week and is still having minor problems with his foot. However, he thinks he can return against the Miami Dolphins on Oct. 26.
Huddle Up: The deeply disappointing 2014 season continues for Gerhart, who will miss a second straight game. In the 5 games he has played, he's only rushed for 123 yards and a TD on 48 carries. Rookie Storm Johnson is expected to get the bulk of work again Sunday in Gerhart's absence.
Jake Locker - QB - Tennessee Titans
Tennessee Titans QB Jake Locker (thumb) isn't expected to play against the Washington Redskins in Week 7 after being limited in practice all week, in the opinion of The Tennessean's Jim Wyatt. Charlie Whitehurst took first-team reps in practice Friday, Oct. 17.
Huddle Up: Despite early-week hope that Locker would return for a juicy fantasy matchup against Washington, it's looking like Whitehurst will make his third start of the season.
Tony Romo - QB - Dallas Cowboys
Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo has been incredibly effective this season, ranking fourth in passer rating (100.5). He has completed 68.6 percent of his passes for 1,510 yards and 11 touchdowns with just five interceptions. Romo has been more productive while sitting out of practices on Wednesdays to focus on core-strengthening exercises. He has completed 70.2 percent of his passes for 1,053 yards, nine touchdowns and two interceptions in the last four games. The last two games, Romo has shown an ability to escape the pocket and make plays deep down the field.
Huddle Up: Since his ugly three-interception outing in the season opener, Romo has posted a shiny 10-2 TD-to-interception ratio, and with his season average of 20.47 fantasy points per game, he's certainly a part of the weekly QB1 conversation.
Julio Jones - WR - Atlanta Falcons
Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones (ankle) fully participated in practice Friday, Oct. 17, and is probable for Week 7.
Huddle Up: Jones will be out there Sunday without out much limitation against the Ravens, and his fantasy owners will be hoping to see him in the end zone for the first time since Week 3.
Harry Douglas - WR - Atlanta Falcons
Atlanta Falcons WR Harry Douglas (foot) has been ruled out of the team's Week 7 game.
Huddle Up: Douglas will miss a fourth straight game, meaning more No. 3 WR work for Devin Hester. That, however, has only translated into a combined 3 catches for 39 yards for Hester over the last 2 contests.
Kelvin Benjamin - WR - Carolina Panthers
Carolina Panthers WR Kelvin Benjamin (concussion) practiced with his helmet on Friday, Oct. 17, and appeared to look good while doing every drill. He is officially listed as questionable, but the Charlotte Observer's Joe Person believes that Benjamin will play in Week 7 against the Green Bay Packers.
Huddle Up: Great sign for Benjamin's fantasy owners after the rookie wideout missed the team's previous 2 practices this week. You're going to need to get a confirmation Sunday morning that Benjamin is indeed active, but right now it's looking good.
Eric Ebron - TE - Detroit Lions
Detroit Lions TE Eric Ebron (hamstring) missed his second straight day of practice Friday, Oct. 17, after tweaking his hamstring in practice Wednesday, Oct. 15. 'He's had a similar issue before,' head coach Jim Caldwell said of Ebron. 'It's just a matter of how quickly he's going to be able to rebound. So the doctors are still working with him and it's going to be day-to-day. He hasn't practiced since Wednesday. So hopefully he'll get back soon.' If Ebron doesn't play, the team may call up TE Jordan Thompson from the practice squad. TE Brandon Pettigrew is the team's only healthy tight end currently on roster.
Huddle Up: Injuries that crop up in the middle of the week aren't good news, and as it looks right now, expect the rookie TE to be missing in action Sunday against the Saints.
Calvin Johnson - WR - Detroit Lions
Detroit Lions WR Calvin Johnson (ankle) didn't practice for the sixth straight day Friday, Oct. 17. Head coach Jim Caldwell isn't ruling him out for Week 7 against the New Orleans Saints, but did add it would take a "miracle" for him to play. Johnson said earlier this week that he sees no reason to rush back to the field until he's completely healthy.
Huddle Up: It's almost assuredly another Plan B week for Megatron owners, and, unfortunately, it's a drill they've become all too familiar with for nearly the last month now.
Pierre Garcon - WR - Washington Redskins
Washington Redskins WR Pierre Garcon needs more touches, according to head coach Jay Gruden. He has eight catches in the last three games. Garcon has just one catch out of six third-down targets this season.
Huddle Up: Garcon has seen his targets migrate to DeSean Jackson and whichever tight end is healthy in a given week, but it sounds as if the team is refocusing its efforts to get Garcon involved. That's welcome news for fantasy owners who have been banking on Garcon as a PPR stud.
C.J. Spiller - RB - Buffalo Bills
Buffalo Bills RB C.J. Spiller is pressing, which presents part of his problems right now, according to head coach Doug Marrone. Spiller is looking to hit the proverbial home run with every play.
Huddle Up: Spiller is a home-run back whose opportunities have been cut dramatically; what did you expect him to do? Unless Spiller is dealt before the upcoming deadline or there's a reshuffling of duties in the Bills' backfield, it's difficult to see anything changing in Buffalo--and until Spiller actually starts hitting some home runs, that's bad news for his fantasy prospects.
Sammy Watkins - WR - Buffalo Bills
Buffalo Bills WR Sammy Watkins is getting better each week, according to head coach Doug Marrone. The team made a concerted effort to get him the ball in the second half of the Week 6 game. Watkins was shut out in the first half and finished with three catches for 27 yards.
Huddle Up: Plenty of learning for the rookie to do, but he's proven to be a dynamic playmaker and the Bills--from the coaching staff down through the quarterback--remain focused on getting him the football.
Von Miller - LB - Denver Broncos
Denver Broncos OLB Von Miller (knee) has shed the brace on his knee, which is an indicator he's all the way back from a torn anterior cruciate ligament. Miller has five sacks in six games thus far.
Huddle Up: Good sign for Miller as he continues to work his way back from last season's ACL injury. Perhaps no brace equals an uptick in sack rate, which would certainly make his IDP fantasy owners happy.
Chris Ivory - RB - New York Jets
New York Jets RB Chris Ivory had 21 carries for a season-high 107 yards and a touchdown in the team's Week 7 game Thursday, Oct. 16. He also added four catches for 18 yards.
Huddle Up: Ivory rebounded quite nicely from his 8-carry, 7-yard game in Week 6 -- at least for those fantasy owners who hadn't lost faith. Chris Johnson also had a decent game with 80 total yards on 15 touches Thursday night, but Ivory had 10 more touches and retains his strong grip on the Jets' starting job.
Shane Vereen - RB - New England Patriots
New England Patriots RB Shane Vereen had 11 carries for 43 yards and five catches for 71 yards and two touchdowns in the team's Week 7 game Thursday, Oct. 16.
Huddle Up: In the Pats' first game since losing leading rusher Stevan Ridley, Vereen had 16 of the Patriots' 20 RB touches, including 11 of the 14 rushing attempts and finished with a season-high 114 total yards and the 2 scores. Jonas Gray, just called up from the practice squad, had 3 rushes for 12 yards, while Brandon Bolden had 1 catch for 4 yards but did not have a rushing attempt. James White was a healthy scratch. Of course, it's the Patriots' run game, so it could be a whole different story come Week 8.
Percy Harvin - WR - Seattle Seahawks
Seattle Seahawks WR Percy Harvin (thigh) did not practice Thursday, Oct. 16, but he did not mention an injury when he spoke with reporters in the locker room.
Huddle Up: Red flags are flying in the Pacific Northwest with Harvin missing his second straight practice. See if he's able to get on the field in the always important Friday workout.
Shonn Greene - RB - Tennessee Titans
Tennessee Titans RB Shonn Greene (hamstring) has been ruled out for Week 7, according to a source.
Huddle Up: As expected, Greene will miss a second straight game and clearing rookie Bishop Sankey for another full workload as the Tennessee starter.
Jonas Gray - RB - New England Patriots
New England Patriots RB Jonas Gray was activated from the practice squad Thursday, Oct. 16 is active tonight. James White has been declared inactive.
Huddle Up: It's our first big clue as to how the Patriots plan to replace leading rusher Steven Ridley as Gray, and not White, will join Shane Vereen and Brandon Bolden in the backfield. Gray, a 5-foot-9, 223-pound third-year back from Notre Dame, is a true mystery man having not played in a game or logged an NFL carry, but he should be available in your league if you're hurting at RB and want to take a speculative flyer.
Carolina Panthers WR Jerricho Cotchery could be a sneaky start this week if WR Kelvin Benjamin (concussion) is unable to play. Even with Benjamin in the lineup last week, Cotchery saw 10 targets in a tie with the Cincinnati Bengals.
Huddle Up: The veteran Cotchery has had at least 4 receptions in four of the five games he's played in this season, and should step into the Panthers' No. 1 WR role if Benjamin is indeed out.
DeAndre Hopkins - WR - Houston Texans
Houston Texans WR DeAndre Hopkins (hand) practiced in full Thursday, Oct. 16.
Huddle Up: Hopkins should be just fine for Monday night's game in Pittsburgh, and his fantasy owners will certainly be looking for a bounce-back game following his dud of a performance (1 catch for 12 yards on 2 targets) in Week 6.
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