Jerod Mayo - LB - New England Patriots
New England Patriots LB Jerod Mayo (leg) will miss the rest of the season after suffering a lower right leg injury in Week 6 that sources are saying 'is bad.'
Huddle Up: Sunday brought a double gut-punch of bad news for the Pats, who also lost leading rusher Stevan Ridley to a season-ending knee injury in the win over the Bills. Mayo, the team's leading tackler with 53, had his season cut short for the second straight year, leaving the Patriots thin at LB with special-teamer Chris White listed behind Mayo on the depth chart.
Jace Amaro - TE - New York Jets
New York Jets TE Jace Amaro (knee) would have been limited Monday, Oct. 13. The team did not practice Monday, but was required to provide the status of injured players if they had practiced.
Huddle Up: The rookie had a season-high 10 catches for 68 yards and his first NFL TD in Sunday's loss to the Broncos. He was targeted a team-high 12 times and is definitely a player on the upswing considering he entered the contest with 14 catches for 144 yards.
Eric Decker - WR - New York Jets
New York Jets WR Eric Decker (hamstring) would've been limited Monday, Oct. 13. The team did not practice Monday, but was required to provide the status of injured players as if they had practiced.
Huddle Up: Decker played Sunday after sitting out Week 5 and was productive, catching 6 of his 10 targets for 54 yards and a TD. He appeared to get through the game without aggravating his injury and figures to be ready to face Darrelle Revis and the Pats on Thursday night.
Stevan Ridley - RB - New England Patriots
New England Patriots RB Stevan Ridley (knee) has a torn anterior cruciate ligament and a torn medial collateral ligament, according to a source. Ridley will miss the remainder of the season.
Huddle Up: As feared, the news was bad for the Pats, who will be without their leading rusher. Shane Vereen should see more work, but look for Brandon Bolden, a larger, inslde runner to see his workload increase the most.
Zac Stacy - RB - St. Louis Rams
St. Louis Rams RB Zac Stacy (calf) and WR Kenny Britt (knee) are both active for the team's Week 6 game against the San Francisco 49ers Monday, Oct. 13.
Huddle Up: Coming off his worst rushing effort of the season (11-42) due to the calf issue last week in Philly, the Rams' leading rusher will be active tonight for a tough matchup against the Niners, who are allowing only 73.8 rushing yard per game.
Vernon Davis - TE - San Francisco 49ers
San Francisco 49ers TE Vernon Davis (back) is active for the Week 6 game against the St. Louis Rams Monday, Oct. 13, and he will start.
Huddle Up: Davis, who missed 2 of the last 4 games and has caught only 5 passes for 47 yards since Week 1, will be back for the Niners, which is great news for Colin Kaepernick owners.
Victor Cruz - WR - New York Giants
Updating previous reports, New York Giants WR Victor Cruz (knee) is scheduled to undergo surgery to repair his torn patellar tendon.
Huddle Up: Cruz is done for the year. Odell Beckham will move into the starting lineup with Preston Parker getting first crack at slot receiver. Beckham is a must-add in all formats if he's still on the waiver wire.
Ronnie Hillman - RB - Denver Broncos
Denver Broncos RB Ronnie Hillman ran for 100 yards Sunday, Oct. 12, against the New York Jets while RB Juwan Thompson gained 38 yards on the ground. It was the team's highest single-game rushing total so far this season.
Huddle Up: Hillman played well in hist first start against a tough Jets rush defense. He'll be an RB2 this week against the 49ers.
Jonathan Stewart - RB - Carolina Panthers
Carolina Panthers RB Jonathan Stewart (knee) is expected to participate in practice Wednesday, Oct. 15, according to head coach Ron Rivera.
Huddle Up: Stewart would move into flex consideration if he plays this week. DeAngelo Williams is still out and the Panthers have little else at running back right now. Stewart will get most of the touches as soon as he's healthy.
Calvin Johnson - WR - Detroit Lions
Detroit Lions WR Calvin Johnson (ankle) could miss the next two weeks after sitting out in Week 6, according to head coach Jim Caldwell. The team has a bye in Week 9. 'I do not hold a medical degree. It may appear I do from time to time to you maybe, but I don't,' Caldwell said. 'The fact of the matter is I leave it up to the doctors. Those are the professionals. They know exactly what it takes. Johnson suffered a high right ankle sprain in Week 3 against the Green Bay Packers, and he's missed nine of the last 11 full practices.
Huddle Up: Owners have to play the waiting game with Megatron but it looks as if he'll miss at least one more game. That's also bad news for Matthew Stafford owners, whose numbers took a hit on Sunday with Johnson sidelined.
Darren Sproles - RB - Philadelphia Eagles
Updating previous reports, Philadelphia Eagles RB Darren Sproles (knee) is believed to have avoided an anterior cruciate ligament tear. However, he's expected to miss a few weeks due to the knee injury.
Huddle Up: Reports say Sproles is expected to miss one game. It's good news because the injury looked serious at the time. Sproles should return in 1-2 weeks based on early reports, so fantasy owners can breathe a little easier today.
A.J. Green - WR - Cincinnati Bengals
Updating previous reports, Cincinnati Bengals WR A.J. Green (toe) will not play in Week 7 due to his toe injury.
Huddle Up: As expected, Green won't play this week. Mohamed Sanu will once again be a target monster against the Colts.
C.J. Spiller - RB - Buffalo Bills
Buffalo Bills RB C.J. Spiller played just 12 offensive snaps Sunday, Oct. 12, and had six rushes for 19 yards.
Huddle Up: A banged up Fred Jackson didn't see a whole lot more work, with 10 carries and four receptions, but he was clearly on the field much more frequently than Spiller. Spiller is still a home run threat, but right now he's basically a pinch hitter with limited opportunities.
Cam Newton - QB - Carolina Panthers
Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton (ankle) rushed 17 times for 107 yards in Week 6 Sunday, Oct. 12. Head coach Ron Rivera said Newton was pretty close to being fully back from offseason ankle surgery.
Huddle Up: Newton with the added threat of rushing is a completely different fantasy entity than the version we had seen prior to Week 6. If he's back to swiping goal line looks and threatening defenses with his feet as well as his arm he's not just a fantasy starter but a borderline elite fantasy QB.
Matt Asiata - RB - Minnesota Vikings
Minnesota Vikings RB Jerick McKinnon played 58 offensive snaps in Week 6, while RB Matt Asiata played in just 15. McKinnon had 11 rushes for 40 yards and a team-high six catches for 42 yards.
Huddle Up: Not much of anything was working for the Vikings' offense, but it's interesting that McKinnon grabbed such a large share of the workload. Not that Asiata is anything special, but the expectation for McKinnon was that there would be a learning curve as he transitioned from option quarterback in college to NFL running back. Going forward expect Asiata to still have a role in the Vikings' offense, but it very well could be the junior role in Minnesota's backfield job share.
LeSean McCoy - RB - Philadelphia Eagles
Philadelphia Eagles RB LeSean McCoy carried 22 times for a season-high 149 yards in Week 6 against the New York Giants, although he was held out of the end zone again. He also chipped in with two receptions for five yards.
Huddle Up: It wasn't the breakout game McCoy owners have been hoping for, but Shady finally racking up some yardage was a welcome sight. With Darren Sproles a little nicked up, McCoy might see a few more opportunities to dig his way out of his early-season slump.
Darren Sproles - RB - Philadelphia Eagles
Updating a previous report, Philadelphia Eagles RB Darren Sproles (knee) had the stability of his left medial collateral and anterior cruciate ligament tested by a team orthopedist, and sideline reporter Michele Tafoya said 'whatever news he delivered' to Sproles reportedly made him 'unhappy.'
Huddle Up: Sproles was able to walk to the locker room under his own power, and after the game he told reporters he would be "all right". Plus, Philly has a bye in Week 7 so he'll have an additional week to heal. However, Sproles' fantasy owners might want to look at their Sproles replacement as a potential two- or three-week fix, just in case.
Victor Cruz - WR - New York Giants
Updating a previous report, New York Giants WR Victor Cruz (knee) was taken off on a cart after suffering a torn patellar tendon in his right knee. As he was carted off, he was sobbing on the way back to the locker room.
Huddle Up: Cruz will miss the rest of the 2014 season. It's an opportunity for Odell Beckham Jr. to claim more looks in the Giants' passing game, though as a whole New York's offense looked lousy Sunday night against the Eagles.
Tony Romo - QB - Dallas Cowboys
Updating a previous report, Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo (back, rib) emerged from a physical game in Week 6 against the Seattle Seahawks saying his back is fine. However, he said Sunday, Oct. 12, that he will have rib cartilage checked.
Huddle Up: Romo absorbed more than a few shots on Sunday; good news that the back is fine, and while sore ribs isn't ideal for a quarterback who likes to extend plays like Romo he's played through similar before so it shouldn't be a concern.
Cordarrelle Patterson - WR - Minnesota Vikings
Minnesota Vikings WR Cordarrelle Patterson (hip) said Sunday, Oct. 12, that he still wasn't completely healthy during the Week 6 game against the Detroit Lions. He was taken out at several different points Sunday when his injury was bothering him. He caught just two passes for 15 yards, and he had his first backfield carry since Week 1 which went for a loss of two yards. 'I don't feel like I'm 100 percent. I should be next week,' Patterson said. 'Just keep getting treatment, just keep grinding in treatment and do what it takes.'
Huddle Up: There was plenty wrong with the Vikings' offense on Sunday, the least of which might have been Patterson's hip. At this point he's been a complete fantasy bust based on where he was likely drafted; you could view it as a buy-low opportunity if you think the Vikings will figure out how to get him the ball.
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