Carson Palmer - QB - Arizona Cardinals
Arizona Cardinals QB Carson Palmer (arm) believes he may be able to return in four to six weeks, according to head coach Bruce Arians. Arians said the team will wait to see what the doctors say but that Palmer could be designated to return if he is placed on the Reserve/Injured list.
Huddle Up: It appears that Palmer will be out at least a month and probably will be out longer. Drew Stanton will be the starting quarterback for the time being but should not be an option in any fantasy leagues and likely will hurt the fantasy value of the Cardinals pass catchers.
Andrew Luck - QB - Indianapolis Colts
Indianapolis Colts QB Andrew Luck (shoulder) will not practice this week and will only participate in rehabilitation for his injured shoulder, according to head coach Chuck Pagano.
Huddle Up: Luck is expected to be out for quite some time still and could miss the whole season, so this isn't shocking. The Colts clearly want their franchise quarterback to be fully recovered before he plays. Jacoby Brissett deserves bye-week starting consideration, otherwise he is in QB2 territory.
Alex Smith - QB - Kansas City Chiefs
Huddle Up: Smith has arguably been the biggest surprise of the 2017 season. He's been a completely different player from a production standpoint. It may not feel right, but Smith has cemented himself as an every-week QB1 option.
Trevor Siemian - QB - Denver Broncos
Denver Broncos QB Trevor Siemian will remain the Broncos' starting quarterback going forward, according to head coach Vance Joseph. 'He's our quarterback. He can't play well if he's not being protected,' Joseph said.
Huddle Up: Siemian has had a disappointing 2017 campaign thus far. After throwing six touchdowns and just two interceptions in Denver's first two games, he has since thrown two touchdowns and five interceptions. The Broncos have had issues on the offensive line, though. And either way, Siemian wasn't going to be a viable No. 1 fantasy quarterback.
Julius Thomas - TE - Miami Dolphins
Miami Dolphins TE Julius Thomas (knee) was limited during practice Monday, Oct. 23. The Dolphins did not hold a practice Monday, so this is an estimation.
Huddle Up: Thomas is coming off his best game of the season with 58 yards and has been targeted at least five times in each of the last five games. He can be owned in deeper leagues but should not be a starting option this week.
Jay Ajayi - RB - Miami Dolphins
Miami Dolphins RB Jay Ajayi (elbow, knee) was limited during practice Monday, Oct. 23. The Dolphins did not hold a practice Monday, so this is an estimation.
Huddle Up: Ajayi will be able to play this week despite the injuries but may not do much during practice. He has received at least 23 carries in each of the last three games but has been inconsistent this season. He will be facing a solid Baltimore Ravens defense but can still be a No. 2 fantasy running back.
Emmanuel Sanders - WR - Denver Broncos
Denver Broncos WR Emmanuel Sanders (ankle) has been upgraded to day-to-day after being considered week-to-week. Sanders was sidelined for Week 7 with a sprained ankle.
Huddle Up: Don't expect Sanders to suddenly be full go this week just because he's day-to-day. The first step will be to string together some limited practices. If the Broncos determine that Sanders needs to rest more, then Bennie Fowler will serve as a deep sleeper for the second straight week.
DeVante Parker - WR - Miami Dolphins
Miami Dolphins WR DeVante Parker (ankle) did not participate in practice Monday, Oct. 23. The Dolphins did not hold a practice Monday, so this is an estimation.
Huddle Up: Parker is expected to test his ankle during practice this week but could miss another game since the team is playing on Thursday Night Football. Owners should consider other options for their starting options this week.
Charcandrick West - RB - Kansas City Chiefs
Kansas City Chiefs RB Charcandrick West (concussion) has a good chance to play in Week 8, according to head coach Andy Reid.
Huddle Up: Owners will know more about West's status later in the week, so they should monitor the situation. He would see limited touches if he is active for Week 8 and should be avoided in all fantasy leagues.
Stefon Diggs - WR - Minnesota Vikings
Minnesota Vikings WR Stefon Diggs (groin) has a chance to play in the team's Week 8 game, according to head coach Mike Zimmer.
Huddle Up: Diggs has missed the last two games because of the injury, so owners will need to monitor his practice participation during the week. Diggs would have a favorable matchup if he is able to play this week and can be a No. 2 fantasy receiver.
DeMarco Murray - RB - Tennessee Titans
Tennessee Titans RB DeMarco Murray (shoulder) is dealing with a bruised shoulder, according to head coach Mike Mularkey. A timetable for his return was not disclosed.
Huddle Up: The severity of the injury was not pinpointed, but Murray is no stranger to bumps and bruises. His practice status will need to be monitored closer than usual this week, but Murray and Derrick Henry will keep sharing carries either way. That is, as long as Murray is healthy enough to play.
Corey Davis - WR - Tennessee Titans
Tennessee Titans WR Corey Davis (hamstring) should be available to play in Week 9, according to head coach Mike Mularkey. Davis has been running and is expected to participate in practice next week.
Huddle Up: Davis has missed most of the season because of the injury and probably will be eased back into the offense. Owners can keep him out of their starting lineups for now, but he could be a valuable option later in the season.
Delanie Walker - TE - Tennessee Titans
Tennessee Titans TE Delanie Walker (ankle) is dealing with a bone bruise in his injured ankle. A timetable for his return was not disclosed.
Huddle Up: Marcus Mariota might need a new safety blanket next week. Jonnu Smith would start at tight end assuming Walker is unable to play. Smith has played well when called upon and is already a sleeper candidate heading into Week 8.
DeVante Parker - WR - Miami Dolphins
Miami Dolphins WR DeVante Parker (ankle) is expected to run and test out his injured ankle Tuesday, Oct. 24. The team is hopeful he will play in Week 8 against the Baltimore Ravens if he doesn't experience a setback.
Huddle Up: Parker's return can't come soon enough for fantasy owners, if only because six teams will go on bye in Week 8. Even on a short week and having not played the last two games, the bye-week crunch is enough to make Parker a WR2 consideration in fantasy, especially if he is near 100 percent. With Miami playing in Baltimore on Thursday, the team will likely decide on his status for this week shortly after working him out Tuesday.
Joe Mixon - RB - Cincinnati Bengals
Cincinnati Bengals RB Joe Mixon was not give a single carry in the second half of the Bengals' Week 7 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers. Mixon verbalized his feelings, saying it was difficult watching Pittsburgh Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell carry the football 35 times while he was a non-factor in the second half. The rookie running back ran the ball well in the first half, too, averaging 6.9 yards per carry.
Huddle Up: Mixon's frustrations are logical. The Bengals ditched the talented rookie despite his successful first half. Next week is a prime opportunity for Cincinnati to recompense as the Bengals face off against one of the worst rush defenses in the NFL in the Indianapolis Colts. Try to put this game in the past and start Mixon as an RB2.
Martavis Bryant - WR - Pittsburgh Steelers
The Pittsburgh Steelers are not expected to discipline or trade WR Martavis Bryant after he did not show up for a required team meeting Monday, Oct. 23.
Huddle Up: It sure appears as if Bryant is trying to force his way out of Pittsburgh, as he has reportedly demanded to be traded multiple times and went so far as to rip rookie JuJu Smith-Schuster on social media. As if it wasn't already becoming apparent, Bryant should be benched in all leagues for the foreseeable future and can probably be dropped in shallow leagues.
Martavis Bryant - WR - Pittsburgh Steelers
Pittsburgh Steelers WR Martavis Bryant did not show up for a required team meeting Monday, Oct. 23, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette's Ed Bouchette.
Huddle Up: According to one of his teammates, Bryant 'called in sick.' This appears to be further proof Bryant is trying to force his way out of Pittsburgh after touching the ball twice and logging 36-of-69 snaps in Week 7. A suspension seems likely and a trade in the near future cannot be ruled out, but the one certainly is this may just be the push some owners needed to keep Bryant out of their lineup moving forward.
Dan Bailey - PK - Dallas Cowboys
Dallas Cowboys PK Dan Bailey (groin) will miss several weeks with a groin strain, according to sources.
Huddle Up: If you own Bailey, you'll probably want to cut bait. Whoever succeeds him will have roster value based on the potential of the offense. So keep tabs on this situation.
Brandin Cooks - WR - New England Patriots
New England Patriots WR Brandin Cooks caught four passes for 65 yards and scored a touchdown in Week 7 against the Atlanta Falcons.
Huddle Up: Cooks believes the longer the season goes, the more explosive he can be. This was his third touchdown of the season in a crowded Patriots receiving corps, and Cooks makes a good WR2 companion to Chris Hogan.
Jay Cutler - QB - Miami Dolphins
Updating a previous report, Miami Dolphins QB Jay Cutler (ribs) is believed to have suffered two cracked ribs in Week 7 that will keep him out two or three weeks.
Huddle Up: Matt Moore figures to fill in, but he doesn't have much merit in fantasy.