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  • Aaron Rodgers - QB - Green Bay Packers
    Posted 10/18/16 5:58pm ET

    Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers is 12-4 against the Chicago Bears in his career. In those 16 games he has thrown 35 touchdowns and just nine interceptions. Those 35 touchdowns are tied for the most against any team Rodgers has played, the Minnesota Vikings being the other team.

    Huddle Up: It's been an off year for Rodgers and the Green Bay offense, but he just plain plays better against the Bears, and Thursday's game is at Lambeau Field. Fantasy owners may be sick of Rodgers underperforming, but this week isn't the week to finally decide to bench him. He deserves at least one more week, especially since both Eddie Lacy and James Starks are likely out.

  • Eddie Lacy - RB - Green Bay Packers
    Posted 10/18/16 5:50pm ET

    Green Bay Packers RB Eddie Lacy (ankle) is expected to miss several weeks. He's dealing with more than just a sprained ankle.

    Huddle Up: What exactly Lacy is dealing with was not disclosed, but there's now more credence to the Packers' acquisition of Knile Davis. James Starks will miss some time, too, so it will likely be Davis and WR Ty Montgomery who take over the backfield duties. Davis and Montgomery are worth a pickup in deeper leagues, but Aaron Rodgers will probably be passing more than usual. He remains a QB1 despite recent struggles.

  • Todd Gurley - RB - Los Angeles Rams
    Posted 10/18/16 5:44pm ET

    Los Angeles Rams RB Todd Gurley is averaging a mere 2.9 yards per carry through six games this season. He is tied for third among running backs with 119 attempts, but has only gained 346 yards on the ground. He has been more involved in the passing game, however. After catching 21 passes in 13 games last year, Gurley has already caught 15 passes in six games this year.

    Huddle Up: Much of Gurley's struggles involve poor offensive line play and a relative lack of respect for the Rams' passing game. He is one of the most talented, young backs in the NFL and his PPR value has increased, too, at least for now. While trading him isn't out of the question, holding on to him may reap better rewards down the road, especially in keeper leagues.

  • Vincent Jackson - WR - Tampa Bay Buccaneers
    Posted 10/18/16 5:08pm ET

    Updating a previous report, Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Vincent Jackson (knee) does not definitively have a torn anterior cruciate ligament, according to a source. The injury is still being evaluated, but Jackson could return this season if it is determined that the injury is not to the ACL. If the injury is to Jackson's medial collateral ligament, then he may be able to avoid surgery and recover sooner. Jackson will miss at least six weeks and won't be able to play in a game for eight weeks.

    Huddle Up: There's a little bit of a silver lining, but Jackson wasn't producing even when he was healthy. Mike Evans will have the lion's share of targets, while Adam Humphries and Cameron Brate will be looked at more often, too. Even Jacquizz Rodgers may be used more in the passing game with Charles Sims on IR. Pick up Humphries or Brate if they're available.

  • Aaron Rodgers - QB - Green Bay Packers
    Posted 10/18/16 3:33pm ET

    Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers admitted that he and the offense have been 'a little bit off', but he's confident that they'll get back on track soon.

    Huddle Up: Rodgers is right. He just hasn't looked like himself for the most part this season. A lack of a running game hurts, but Rodgers is usually one of the more consistent passers in the league. Don't place him outside of QB1 territory just yet, though. Someone like Rodgers can only be in a slump for so long.

  • Randall Cobb - WR - Green Bay Packers
    Posted 10/18/16 2:25pm ET

    Green Bay Packers WR Randall Cobb (back) was limited in practice Tuesday, Oct. 18.

    Huddle Up: Cobb didn't practice yesterday, so his limited status is promising. He may be limited tomorrow, too, in which case he could be a game-time decision for Thursday night. It seems like he's on the better side of playing, though, and should be viewed as a WR2 as Cobb and Jordy Nelson could be targeted heavily.

  • Vincent Jackson - WR - Tampa Bay Buccaneers
    Posted 10/18/16 2:18pm ET

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Vincent Jackson (knee) was placed on the Reserve/Injured list Tuesday, Oct. 18, with a torn anterior cruciate ligament.

    Huddle Up: Jackson wasn't doing much, but it's still a significant loss for the Bucs. Mike Evans will continue to receive the majority of targets, while Adam Humphries should now serve as the No. 2 wide receiver. Humphries was out-producing Jackson before Jackson was injured anyway and should be picked up off waivers immediately if he is available.

  • Davante Adams - WR - Green Bay Packers
    Posted 10/18/16 2:13pm ET

    Green Bay Packers WR Davante Adams (concussion) did not practice Tuesday, Oct. 18.

    Huddle Up: Concussions can take a while to recover from, and Adams only has until Thursday to be cleared to play. If he isn't cleared, then Jeff Janis and Jared Abbrederis could see increased targets behind Jordy Nelson and Randall Cobb. Although, Nelson and Cobb are the only Green Bay receivers to seriously consider starting if Adams sits.

  • Jeremy Langford - RB - Chicago Bears
    Posted 10/18/16 1:53pm ET

    Chicago Bears RB Jeremy Langford (ankle) did not practice Tuesday, Oct. 18.

    Huddle Up: It's unclear exactly when Langford will be able to return, but Jordan Howard has done well as the starter in his stead. Howard does have a tougher matchup this week, however, against the Green Bay Packers. Plus, the Bears just lost one of their starting offensive guards. Howard should still be started, but he's a low-end RB2 at best this week.

  • Eric Decker - WR - New York Jets
    Posted 10/18/16 1:43pm ET

    New York Jets WR Eric Decker (hip, shoulder) underwent hip surgery Tuesday, Oct. 18. Decker is expected to recover in six months. Once Decker sheds his crutches, he'll have another procedure on his injured shoulder. The estimated recovery time for the shoulder surgery is eight months.

    Huddle Up: In other words, Decker is a basket case right now. The good news is that he should be healthy and ready in time for offseason activities next year. As for this season, Brandon Marshall will continue to see a plethora of targets, while Quincy Enunwa serves as the No. 2 receiver. Robby Anderson and Jalin Marshall will have expanded roles, but neither of them is reliable enough to warrant starting.

  • Jay Cutler - QB - Chicago Bears
    Posted 10/18/16 12:41pm ET

    Chicago Bears QB Jay Cutler (thumb) did not practice Tuesday, Oct. 18.

    Huddle Up: Cutler can take his time as far as the Bears and fantasy owners are concerned. Brian Hoyer has excelled in Cutler's absence and has turned into an every-week starter consideration. Green Bay has been mediocre at best versus quarterbacks in 2016, so there's no reason to ditch Hoyer this week.

  • Eddie Royal - WR - Chicago Bears
    Posted 10/18/16 12:36pm ET

    Chicago Bears WR Eddie Royal (toe) did not practice Tuesday, Oct. 18.

    Huddle Up: That's back-to-back no shows for Royal so far this week. If he doesn't practice Wednesday then that could mean a doubtful status for Thursday night's game against the Green Bay Packers. Even if Royal does play, he's the Bears' No. 3 receiver and should not be viewed as a reliable starter.

  • Zach Miller - TE - Free Agent
    Posted 10/18/16 12:31pm ET

    Chicago Bears TE Zach Miller (ribs) was limited in practice Tuesday, Oct. 18.

    Huddle Up: Keep tabs on Miller's status leading up to Thursday night's contest with the Green Bay Packers. If he does play then he is a borderline TE1. The Packers have been weak versus tight end this year and Miller has played well with Brian Hoyer.

  • Will Fuller - WR - Houston Texans
    Posted 10/18/16 12:03pm ET

    Houston Texans WR Will Fuller (hamstring) said he is feeling good, is ready to practice and is looking forward to playing the Denver Broncos in Week 7.

    Huddle Up: Unfortunately Fuller will be returning to one of the toughest matchups he'll have all year. The Broncos are elite against the pass, allowing just one touchdown to receivers through six games this season. Fuller isn't completely unstartable, but he's no more than a flex this week.

  • Robert Griffin III - QB - Cleveland Browns
    Posted 10/18/16 11:29am ET

    Cleveland Browns QB Robert Griffin III (shoulder) will not need surgery on his injured shoulder, barring any setbacks. Griffin's four-week checkup revealed healing in Griffin's fractured coracoid bone in his left shoulder, according to sources. Griffin is on the short-term Reserve/Injured list and wouldn't be able to return to action until Nov. 10.

    Huddle Up: Cody Kessler has actually played pretty well as a rookie in place of Griffin and McCown. Either one could very well start if/when they're ready to play again, but it's Kessler's team for the time being. The rule of thumb, though, is to avoid any starting Cleveland quarterback.

  • Eddie Lacy - RB - Green Bay Packers
    Posted 10/18/16 11:11am ET

    Green Bay Packers RB Eddie Lacy (ankle) is not expected to play Thursday, Oct. 20, against the Chicago Bears, according to a source.

    Huddle Up: The Packers are really hurting at running back heading into their Thursday night tilt. James Starks will probably be out as well, which would likely leave running back duties to newly acquired Knile Davis and WR Ty Montgomery. Montgomery is a sleeper play since he can catch and run the ball. Aaron Rodgers will probably be throwing a lot, though. Davis isn't a reliable option since he was just acquired.

  • Carlos Hyde - RB - San Francisco 49ers
    Posted 10/18/16 11:00am ET

    San Francisco 49ers RB Carlos Hyde (shoulder) headed out to practice Tuesday, Oct. 18, with his arm in a sling. Hyde sustained a shoulder injury in a Week 6 loss versus the Buffalo Bills.

    Huddle Up: Hyde played a season-low 32 snaps in Week 6 but returned to the game after suffering the injury, which would seem to bode well for his ability to play in Week 7 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Mike Davis saw a season-high 24 snaps while presumed handcuff Shaun Draughn logged only five, possibly suggesting Davis has overtaken Draughn as the main backup. As such, Davis is worth a speculative add in deeper leagues for the injury-prone Hyde.

  • Ladarius Green - TE - Pittsburgh Steelers
    Posted 10/18/16 10:45am ET

    Pittsburgh Steelers TE Ladarius Green (ankle) is eligible to return to practice this week, but head coach Mike Tomlin said a decision to that end has yet to be made.

    Huddle Up: Nearly seven weeks into the season, we really still do not have a good grasp on whether or not Green is still recovering from offseason ankle surgery or dealing with lingering effects from multiple concussions, which was once thought to be the main concern. With only one more game before the bye, the Steelers will likely sit him out Week 7 and attempt to have him ready for the second half of the season, beginning in Week 9 versus the Baltimore Ravens. Jesse James will continue to start in his absence.

  • Eddie Lacy - RB - Green Bay Packers
    Posted 10/18/16 10:19am ET

    Green Bay Packers RB Eddie Lacy (ankle) will not practice Tuesday, Oct. 18, and is still 'very sore', according to head coach Mike McCarthy.

    Huddle Up: Lacy probably doesn't need a practice in order to play Thursday against the Chicago Bears, but the fact he is still 'very sore' does not bode well for his availability for that game. The Packers traded for Knile Davis on Tuesday morning, but he's obviously not going to process much of the playbook in 2 1/2 days. It is beginning to look as if receiver Ty Montgomery could handle the majority of snaps at running back this week, making him well worth an add in what figures to be a pass-heavy game plan.

  • Ben Roethlisberger - QB - Pittsburgh Steelers
    Posted 10/18/16 10:00am ET

    Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger (knee) will not play in Week 7 against the New England Patriots after undergoing surgery for a torn meniscus Monday, Oct. 17.

    Huddle Up: The Steelers go on a bye after this week, so it is quite possible he will make it back in time to suit up against the Baltimore Ravens in Week 9 if all goes well with his recovery. Landry Jones will get the start against the Patriots, but he is well off the fantasy radar. Roethlisberger's absence is a severe temporary downgrade for the fantasy stock of Antonio Brown and Sammie Coates, and a slight hit to Le'Veon Bell as well despite the fact he might see a few more touches.

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