Marshawn Lynch - RB - Seattle Seahawks
Seattle Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch had 10 carries in Week 6, and offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell said he needs to do a better job of getting Lynch the ball. "I'm not a fantasy owner," Bevell said. " I don't care about anyone's (fantasy) points. But I do care about us winning the game. And Marshawn is a huge key for us winning the game. And I have to do a better job of giving him the ball."
Huddle Up: Good sign for Lynch owners as the last time the RB had this little usage (10 touches in Week 2), he hit season highs with 29 touches, 128 total yards and 2 TDs the ensuing week. Expect a big outing Sunday in St. Louis.
A.J. Green - WR - Cincinnati Bengals
Cincinnati Bengals WR A.J. Green (toe) did not participate in practice Thursday, Oct. 16.
Huddle Up: Sorry, Green owners, no change in fortune here as the WR still is expected to sit out a second straight game. Meanwhile, Mohamed Sanu maintains his value as a low-end WR2/flex option.
Jonathan Stewart - RB - Carolina Panthers
Carolina Panthers RB Jonathan Stewart (knee) said he will start in the team's Week 7 game.
Huddle Up: Stewart hasn't played since Week 3 but has a decent matchup against a suspect Packer run defense and could be plugged in if you're desperate at RB.
Justin Forsett - RB - Baltimore Ravens
Baltimore Ravens RB Justin Forsett has thrust himself into the lead running back role for the team. He is fourth in the NFL with 408 rushing yards and leads the league with 6.4 yards per carry. The team, however, still wants to use RB Bernard Pierce as an important part of their running game.
Huddle Up: Forsett is definitely the Ravens' back you want to own, with Pierce a distant second. Forsett (14) and Pierce (15) combined for 29 carries and a TD in last week's blowout of the Bucs, while rookie Lorenzo Taliaferro ran only twice.
Tony Romo - QB - Dallas Cowboys
Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo had his ankle taped but is participating in practice Thursday, Oct. 16.
Huddle Up: There was some talk that Romo might miss more than his usual Wed. practice this week, but he was out there Thursday and will definitely be good to go in Sunday's matchup against the Giants.
DeMarco Murray - RB - Dallas Cowboys
Dallas Cowboys RB DeMarco Murray (illness) is participating in practice Thursday, Oct. 16.
Huddle Up: The league's leading rusher and top fantasy back caused a minor stir by sitting out Wednesday with an illness, but no worries here.
Kelvin Benjamin - WR - Carolina Panthers
Carolina Panthers WR Kelvin Benjamin (concussion) is not participating in practice Thursday, Oct. 16.
Huddle Up: Fantasy owners need to remain vigilant as the rookie remains in the protocol and will try to get clearance over the next 2 days.
C.J. Spiller - RB - Buffalo Bills
Buffalo Bills RB C.J. Spiller said he's not worried at all about playing just 12 snaps in Week 6. "I always said you take advantage when you're in there, do everything you possibly can to make plays for your team," Spiller said. "So I'm not caught up in how many snaps I get. Obviously you want to play more, but certain things happen throughout the game, and you have to go to different packages. I'm not concerned."
Huddle Up: Spiller is doing a fine job of toeing the company line, but the reduction in touches is taking a big bite out of his fantasy value.
Ryan Mathews - RB - San Diego Chargers
Updating a previous report, San Diego Chargers RB Ryan Mathews (knee) continues to rehab from a Sept. 14 injury to his right knee, but he will not play in Week 7 against the Kansas City Chiefs, and it might not be Week 8 against the Denver Broncos in a game Thursday, Oct. 23.
Huddle Up: With the Chargers playing on a short week following this weekend's action it wouldn't be at all surprising to see Mathews miss at least the next two contests. Besides, Branden Oliver is doing just fine, thank you.
Derek Carr - QB - Oakland Raiders
Oakland Raiders QB Derek Carr (ankle, knee) was listed as a limited participant in practice Wednesday, Oct. 15.
Huddle Up: Carr's ankle injury limited his practice work last week, but he showed up on Sunday and threw four TDs. The Raiders are being cautious, but there's no reason to think he won't answer the bell again this week.
Lamar Miller - RB - Miami Dolphins
Miami Dolphins RB Lamar Miller (knee) was listed as a limited participant for practice Wednesday, Oct. 15, due to a knee ailment.
Huddle Up: The Dolphins are banking on Miller to handle their workload with Knowshon Moreno done for the season, so they'll rest him during the practice week and turn him loose this weekend.
Carson Palmer - QB - Arizona Cardinals
Arizona Cardinals QB Carson Palmer (shoulder) was listed as a limited participant for practice Wednesday, Oct. 15, due to his right shoulder ailment.
Huddle Up: Expect Palmer to practice on a limited basis the rest of the season as he deals with the nerve issue in his shoulder. The move is precautionary, however, and he should be good to go at game time this weekend.
Michael Floyd - WR - Arizona Cardinals
Arizona Cardinals WR Michael Floyd (groin) was listed as a limited participant in practice Wednesday, Oct. 15, due to his groin injury.
Huddle Up: Floyd was limited Wednesday but is expected to play this week against Oakland. Floyd's fantasy value takes a bump now that Carson Palmer is back under center. He's a WR3 this week.
Mark Ingram - RB - New Orleans Saints
Updating a previous report, New Orleans Saints RB Mark Ingram (thumb) said he hasn't been limited at all after returning to practice this week, and he no longer has a brace on his hand. 'I'm ready to go full go, 100 percent, full tilt,' Ingram said. 'I've been getting all the reps in practice. They haven't babied me or eased me into practice, so I've been doing everything, catching, running, blocking, everything.' However, head coach Sean Payton has been mum on how the team will split repetitions between Ingram and RBs Khiry Robinson and Pierre Thomas in Week 7 against the Detroit Lions.
Huddle Up: Ingram should resume his role as the Saints top fantasy running back now that he's healthy again. He'll be a stretch as an RB2 against a stout Lions defensive front but Ingram is certainly a flex option this week.
Joseph Randle - RB - Dallas Cowboys
Dallas Cowboys RB Joseph Randle will play in Week 7 against the New York Giants despite being arrest for shoplifting recently, according to head coach Jason Garrett.
Huddle Up: Randle will face a fine over his embarrassing incident but will remain in his valuable No. 2 role. He's a must-own handcuff for all DeMarco Murray owners.
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.
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