Andy Dalton - QB - Cincinnati Bengals
Cincinnati Bengals QB Andy Dalton (ankle) fully participated in practice Thursday, Oct. 19.
Huddle Up: Dalton has thrown for at least 285 yards in each of his last two games but will be facing a tough Pittsburgh Steelers pass defense this week. Owners should be able to find better options to use and can avoid Dalton in Week 7.
Robby Anderson - WR - New York Jets
New York Jets WR Robby Anderson (ankle) participated fully in practice Thursday, Oct. 19, and will play in Week 7.
Huddle Up: Anderson went from not practicing to practicing in full in the span of one day. He saw a season-high 12 targets last week, but didn't do much with them. He's no more than a flex option in a lowly Jets offense.
Jordan Matthews - WR - Buffalo Bills
Buffalo Bills WR Jordan Matthews (thumb) has not participated in as many team drills as the team would have liked this week, according to head coach Sean McDermott. McDermott said the team will see how Matthews looks during practice Friday, Oct. 20, before deciding on his Week 7 status.
Huddle Up: Matthews could be a game-time decision for Week 7, so owners should continue to monitor the situation. He probably will be a starter for the Bills if he is able to play but may be a flex option in deeper leagues this week.
Bilal Powell - RB - New York Jets
New York Jets RB Bilal Powell (calf) fully participated in practice Thursday, Oct. 19, and will be able to play in Week 7, according to head coach Todd Bowles.
Huddle Up: Powell probably will be the starting running back but will have to share time with Matt Forte and Elijah McGuire. Powell should be involved in the running game and passing game against the Miami Dolphins and can be a flex option for owners.
Ezekiel Elliott - RB - Dallas Cowboys
Dallas Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott likely will not reach a settlement with the NFL in terms of his six-game suspension, according to sources.
Huddle Up: Elliott has received a temporary restraining order and will play in the next two games but he could serve the suspension later in the season. He should be a No. 1 fantasy running back in all leagues as long as he is allowed to play.
Terrance West - RB - Baltimore Ravens
Baltimore Ravens RB Terrance West (calf) was not at practice Thursday, Oct. 19.
Huddle Up: It looks like West will be manning the sideline again this week. Javorius Allen and Alex Collins will continue to comprise a two-headed backfield, but both are merely flex plays at best.
Ben Watson - TE - Baltimore Ravens
Baltimore Ravens TE Benjamin Watson (knee) missed practice Thursday, Oct. 19.
Huddle Up: As noted in the Mike Wallace tip, there are hopefully better options in your lineup than starting any Raven. Most of them are injured and they face a tough test in the Chicago Bears this week. Try to stay away from Watson and company if possible.
Mike Wallace - WR - Baltimore Ravens
Baltimore Ravens WR Mike Wallace (back) did not practice Thursday, Oct. 19.
Huddle Up: Baltimore's receiving corps is currently in shambles. Jeremy Maclin, Breshad Perriman and Ben Watson are also hurting, some more than others. It's difficult to start any Ravens on offense this week given the injuries, the tough matchup (Chicago Bears) and the fact that the offense as a whole hasn't played very well in 2017.
Jay Ajayi - RB - Miami Dolphins
Miami Dolphins RB Jay Ajayi (knee) did not practice Thursday, Oct. 19.
Huddle Up: That's two straight practices missed for Ajayi, but don't give up on him yet. He wasn't at full health last week and managed to cultivate his best game of the season. Monitor his status over the next couple of days, but keep him in your starting lineup for now.
DeVante Parker - WR - Miami Dolphins
Miami Dolphins WR DeVante Parker (ankle) missed practice Thursday, Oct. 19.
Huddle Up: Parker is on the wrong side of questionable as Week 7 approaches. If he is unable to play then Jarvis Landry should once again be featured in the passing game and would be an automatic start. Kenny Stills, coming off his best overall performance of the year, would demand flex consideration.
Marlon Mack - RB - Indianapolis Colts
Indianapolis Colts RB Marlon Mack will be given more opportunities due to the loss of RB Robert Turbin (elbow), according to offensive coordinator Rob Chudzinski. Chudzinski specifically noted the two-minute drill as a time when the Colts need to give Mack the ball.
Huddle Up: Mack should have been seeing more touches anyway, but Turbin's unfortunate demise has forced Indy's hand. Mack is arguably the Colts' best playmaker on offense not named T.Y. Hilton. Look for him to be more involved in the passing game, too.
Stefon Diggs - WR - Minnesota Vikings
Minnesota Vikings WR Stefon Diggs (groin) said his status for this weekend is up in the air at this point, adding that his 2016 groin injury was more severe than his current groin issue.
Huddle Up: Do the Vikings want to rest their star receiver another week to get him back to full health or are they willing to take a chance on aggravating Diggs' injury? If Diggs does play, he'd be facing one of the best pass defenses in the NFL in the Baltimore Ravens. Prospects are bleak for Diggs this week.
Sterling Shepard - WR - New York Giants
New York Giants WR Sterling Shepard (ankle) is practicing Thursday, Oct. 19.
Huddle Up: Shepard has the inglorious matchup against the Seattle Seahawks this week, and he's really only a desperation bye-week filler this week. He'll be a top option in the decimated offense.
Jordan Matthews - WR - Buffalo Bills
Buffalo Bills WR Jordan Matthews (thumb) is practicing Thursday, Oct. 19.
Huddle Up: Matthews isn't a lock as a starting option in fantasy against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. If you need to cover multiple bye weeks, maybe, but the upside isn't real high until we see the rust is knocked off.
Jameis Winston - QB - Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Updating previous reports, Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Jameis Winston (shoulder) is expected to throw some in practice Thursday, Oct. 19, according to offensive coordinator Todd Monken.
Huddle Up: Winston has a tough matchup against the Buffalo Bills this week, and he could be limited in what he can do in the aerial game. This is a week you might look for a ripe matchup play.
Kelvin Benjamin - WR - Carolina Panthers
Carolina Panthers WR Kelvin Benjamin (knee) is out of practice Thursday, Oct. 19, due to knee soreness.
Huddle Up: Benjamin is coming off of one of his best games of the season, and Friday will be a big day in gauging his playability against the Chicago Bears.
Jamaal Charles - RB - Denver Broncos
Denver Broncos RB Jamaal Charles is on tap to receive more touches, according to head coach Vance Joseph. 'That's always the plan with Jamaal as we go forward in the season,' Joseph said. 'He'll get more and more touches.'
Huddle Up: Charles has received 38 carries and three receptions through five games, and it remains to be seen whether his workload will increase by much at his age. He's averaging 5.1 yards per carry, but Charles is just a bench stash for now.
Jameis Winston - QB - Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Updating previous reports, Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Jameis Winston (shoulder) was a limited participant in practice Wednesday, Oct. 18, but he did everything except throw. The team hasn't signed another quarterback, which would suggest Winston should at least be active as a backup in Week 7.
Huddle Up: The Buffalo Bills are one of the better teams against opposing quarterbacks the last five weeks, and Winston might be limited in what he can do. This might be a week to sit him for a one-week play.
Aaron Rodgers - QB - Green Bay Packers
Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers (collarbone) has yet to be scheduled for surgery, according to head coach Mike McCarthy. Rodgers remains on the active roster pending the surgery as the team is waiting for the results of the procedure to establish a timeline for his recovery.
Huddle Up: Thus far the only official announcement is that Rodgers 'could potentially' miss the rest of the season, though it seems many are anticipating he won't return in 2017. It's going to be an extended absence no matter what, so if you need the roster space go ahead and cut him. If not, you might as well wait for a more definitive time frame.
Christian McCaffrey - RB - Carolina Panthers
Carolina Panthers RB Christian McCaffrey leads all running backs with 50 targets, eight more ahead of New England Patriots RB James White, who is second on the list with 42.
Huddle Up: McCaffrey has been a fixture in Carolina's passing game, making him a worthy start in just about all formats, but unfortunately, he hasn't contributed much on the ground. He's accumulated only 104 rushing yards on 38 carries, which amounts to a pretty bad 2.7 yards per carry. With Jonathan Stewart struggling as of late, though, McCaffrey might see some extra rushes in the weeks ahead to go with his usual number of targets through the air.