Coby Fleener - TE - New Orleans Saints
New Orleans Saints TE Coby Fleener has caught just three passes for 42 yards in his last three games. Furthermore, he was targeted only once in the Saints' 52-38 win over the Detroit Lions in Week 6.
Huddle Up: Fleener is clearly not an integral part of New Orleans' game plan on a week-to-week basis. He scored a touchdown in each of his first two games but has been invisible since then. It might be hard to drop him since he's technically the starting tight end in one of the NFL's best offenses, but you certainly can't start him.
Derek Carr - QB - Oakland Raiders
Oakland Raiders QB Derek Carr and the rest of the offense have yet to hit their stride this year. On the season, there have been 42 300-yard passing games, 44 100-yard receiving games and 32 100-yard rushing games by individual players. The Raiders boast zero of those 118 such games.
Huddle Up: The struggles of Amari Cooper have been well documented, but it's somewhat of a surprise that Marshawn Lynch and Michael Crabtree have not reached the 100-yard mark in any game. Carr, Lynch, Crabtree and Cooper remain starting options, of course, but don't expect a big breakout in a tough matchup with the Kansas City Chiefs Thursday night.
Wendell Smallwood - RB - Philadelphia Eagles
Philadelphia Eagles RB1 Wendell Smallwood (knee) told reporters he expects to play in Week 7 against the Washington Redskins after participating in practice Tuesday, Oct. 17.
Huddle Up: The Eagles have been getting by fine without Smallwood for the last two weeks, but he was starting to come on in the Darren Sproles role of this offense prior to going down. Assuming he is able to return this week, owners should view him as a capable flex option in a game where his abilities as a receiver may be needed more than usual.
Marcus Mariota - QB - Tennessee Titans
Tennessee Titans QB Marcus Mariota completed 87.5 percent of his passes for 145 yards and a touchdown under pressure in Week 6, according to Pro Football Focus.
Huddle Up: Mariota has a tantalizing matchup with the Cleveland Browns next week. After some of the injuries to quarterbacks, Mariota might be a top-five option in this matchup.
Marlon Mack - RB - Indianapolis Colts
Indianapolis Colts RB Marlon Mack received just two carries, turning that pair of rush attempts into 18 yards in the team's Week 6 game Monday, Oct. 16, versus the Tennessee Titans. He also failed to haul in either of his two targets through the air.
Huddle Up: Yikes, so much for the Colts getting Mack more work after his big game in Week 5. Luckily for the rookie and his owners, though, Robert Turbin (elbow) looks like he's going to miss at least a few weeks, so Mack should immediately get more work again as early as next week. It's just hard to trust him as a FLEX outside of the deepest formats after tonight's stinker.
Frank Gore - RB - Indianapolis Colts
Indianapolis Colts RB Frank Gore logged 49 rushing yards on 10 carries in the team's Week 6 game Monday, Oct. 16, against the Tennessee Titans. He also caught two of his three targets for 18 yards.
Huddle Up: It wasn't exactly a dud of a performance, as Gore did total 67 yards collectively, but it wasn't anything special either, which has become typical for the former 49er. Gore probably deserved more work, given his 4.9 yards-per-carry average, but the Titans fell behind early in the fourth and went with their passing game more as a result. He's still a decent FLEX option for most formats, but he can be more impactful once Andrew Luck (shoulder) gets back.
Jack Doyle - TE - Indianapolis Colts
Indianapolis Colts TE Jack Doyle recorded seven grabs for 50 yards and a touchdown in the team's Week 6 game Monday, Oct. 16, opposite the Tennessee Titans.
Huddle Up: Overall, Doyle drew a season-high 11 targets from Jacoby Brissett, making it easier for him to post his biggest stat line of the campaign. He hasn't quite developed into the TE1 that some were pegging him to be after his breakout a year ago, but he can still be a solid option in certain spots. His production should also become more consistent once Andrew Luck (shoulder) returns.
T.Y. Hilton - WR - Indianapolis Colts
Indianapolis Colts WR T.Y. Hilton recorded just one catch from his four targets for a mere 19 yards in the team's Week 6 game Monday, Oct. 16, versus the Tennessee Titans.
Huddle Up: Yuck. This was Hilton's worst game of the season, and it was also the third time in six games that he was held under 50 receiving yards. Clearly, the 27-year-old will benefit greatly when Andrew Luck (shoulder) is ready to return, but that could still be several weeks away. In the meantime, Hilton has become a boom-or-bust WR2 with Jacoby Brissett under center.
Jacoby Brissett - QB - Indianapolis Colts
Indianapolis Colts QB Jacoby Brissett completed 21 of 37 pass attempts for 212 yards and a touchdown in the team's Week 6 game Monday, Oct. 16, against the Tennessee Titans. He also added 15 rushing yards on five carries.
Huddle Up: Owners who were rolling with Brissett on Monday night in hopes of him causing havoc with his scrambling ability may have come away a little disappointed with this stat line, but it really wasn't a bad night at all for the 23-year-old, as he didn't turn the ball over. Brissett is a fine QB option to stream for bye weeks, but that's really about it, especially with Andrew Luck set to return sooner than later.
Eric Decker - WR - Tennessee Titans
Tennessee Titans WR Eric Decker had his most productive game since joining the team over the offseason, recording season highs in receptions (seven), targets (nine) and receiving yards (88) in the team's Week 6 game Monday, Oct. 16, opposite the Indianapolis Colts.
Huddle Up: It was also his first time topping 50 yards in a game this season, so hopefully this will get the eight-year veteran going. The next step now for Decker is to find the end zone for the first time as a member of the Titans, but at least with Marcus Mariota back healthy already, he should get plenty of opportunities in the red zone. However, for the time being, he's more of a WR4 in most leagues.
Delanie Walker - TE - Tennessee Titans
Tennessee Titans TE Delanie Walker was held to four catches for only 17 yards in the team's Week 6 game Monday, Oct. 16, versus the Indianapolis Colts.
Huddle Up: He also once again didn't score, as Walker's season-long touchdown drought has now reached six ballgames. If there's any consolation for his owners, it's that he continues to accumulate a decent number of targets, drawing eight throws from Marcus Mariota in this one. If that continues, he's going to start producing closer to his norm sooner than later.
DeMarco Murray - RB - Tennessee Titans
Tennessee Titans RB DeMarco Murray churned out 40 yards on 12 carries and had a rushing touchdown in the team's Week 6 game Monday, Oct. 16, against the Indianapolis Colts. He also hauled in four receptions for 47 yards.
Huddle Up: It was a nice showing from Murray for his owners, but his usage is still a concern, as teammate Derrick Henry actually had seven more carries and more than triple the rushing yards as well. However, the former rushing champion is just too talented to keep on the bench, and he still generally gets enough work to warrant being started regularly in just about all leagues.
Derrick Henry - RB - Tennessee Titans
Tennessee Titans RB Derrick Henry racked up 131 rushing yards and a touchdown on 19 carries in the team's Week 6 game Monday, Oct. 16, versus the Indianapolis Colts. He also had one catch for 14 yards.
Huddle Up: Henry did the majority of his damage on his final rush attempt, taking it 72 yards into the end zone to put the game out of reach. His owners should not only be happy with this performance but also with the fact that he recorded more rushes than DeMarco Murray, who received just 12 carries. Henry is a fine weekly FLEX option in most leagues, with the potential to be a serviceable RB2 if his workload was steadier.
Marcus Mariota - QB - Tennessee Titans
Tennessee Titans QB Marcus Mariota (hamstring) completed 23 of 32 passes for 306 yards, one touchdown and one interception in his return to action Monday, Oct. 16, against the Indianapolis Colts.
Huddle Up: Mariota missed last week's affair against the Dolphins but certainly didn't show any rust in this one, as he recorded season highs in passing yards and completion percentage. The only disappointment was that he didn't chip in any rushing yards, but that shouldn't be a surprise given his hamstring issue. Another week of rest should allow him to scramble more again, but overall, owners who decided to fire him up this week have to be pleased with this outcome.
Tyreek Hill - WR - Kansas City Chiefs
Kansas City Chiefs WR Tyreek Hill (neck) was a full participant in practice Monday, Oct. 16.
Huddle Up: This is good news for Hill, who was thought to have suffered a concussion towards the end of Sunday's contest, but after being checked out, it turns out he did not. At the same time, he might be a bit of a risky start if he's not 100 percent, considering he's coming off a game that saw him register his lowest receiving yards (34) of the season. As of now, though, he's still a WR3.
Kareem Hunt - RB - Kansas City Chiefs
Kansas City Chiefs RB Kareem Hunt (knee) was a full participant in practice Monday, Oct. 16.
Huddle Up: Hunt was a bit humbled for the first time in his rookie campaign on Sunday, being held to just 21 yards on the ground on nine carries, but he still managed to salvage his day with five catches for 89 yards through the air. He'll be out there on Thursday night and as usual, he can be fired up as a trusty RB1.
DeVante Parker - WR - Miami Dolphins
Miami Dolphins WR DeVante Parker (ankle) is uncertain to return in the team's Week 7 game Sunday, Oct. 22, against the New York Jets, according to head coach Adam Gase.
Huddle Up: With Parker out this past Sunday, it was Jarvis Landry who benefited the most, drawing a whopping 14 targets from Jay Cutler, so he'll be highly recommended in DFS formats if Parker has to sit again. The former second-round draft pick has played through injury before, though, so there's still a decent chance he suits up versus the rival Jets.
Ezekiel Elliott - RB - Dallas Cowboys
Dallas Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott seeking a temporary restraining order to postpone his six-game suspension, and lawyers from the NFL Players Association have filed paperwork with the U.S. District Court on behalf of Elliott.
Huddle Up: Elliott is currently suspended but would be able to play in Week 7 if he receives the restraining order. Owners should continue to monitor the situation and will need other options available in case Elliot is not allowed to play.
Marcus Mariota - QB - Tennessee Titans
Tennessee Titans QB Marcus Mariota (hamstring) is officially active for the team's Week 6 game and will be the starting quarterback.
Huddle Up: Mariota will be playing despite his hamstring injury and his movement may be affected a bit because of the injury. He will have a favorable matchup against the Indianapolis Colts and should be started if owners decided to wait on him.
Dustin Hopkins - PK - Washington Redskins
Washington Redskins PK Dustin Hopkins (hip) will miss at least one week because of a partially torn muscle in his hip and is considered week-to-week, according to a source.
Huddle Up: The Redskins will sign a new kicker this week, but owners will have several options to choose from if they have Hopkins in their lineup.