Sony Michel - RB - New England Patriots
Updating previous reports, New England Patriots RB Sony Michel (knee) is expected to miss some time, but it's not believed to be overly serious, according to a source.
Huddle Up: James White is the last man standing in the backfield, and the team will likely need to acquire another back to share the carries. White is an RB3 with RB2 potential in PPR leagues.
Tom Brady - QB - New England Patriots
New England Patriots QB Tom Brady is third in fantasy points among quarterbacks the last three weeks. He is 81-for-114 for 955 yards, seven touchdowns and four picks with two rushing scores.
Huddle Up: The rushing scores might not be an aberration because of the numerous injuries in the backfield. Brady's return from an early slump is in line with Josh Gordon's arrival, and he has shown increased confidence in him with the 50-50 ball Brady completed to him on fourth down. He'll have a poor matchup against the Buffalo Bills this week, though. They're the second-toughest matchup against the position the last five weeks. One thing to keep in mind, though, is the Pats can't run the ball. They may have to run RPOs as rushing attacks. Brady is a high-end QB1 either way.
Le'Veon Bell - RB - Pittsburgh Steelers
Pittsburgh Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell is not present Monday, Oct. 22, in the team facility as the team returned to work following the bye week.
Huddle Up: Bell would be an RB2 if he suits up against the Cleveland Browns this week.
Joe Flacco - QB - Baltimore Ravens
Baltimore Ravens QB Joe Flacco completed 23 of 39 passes for 279 yards and 2 TDs against the New Orleans Saints in Week 7.
Huddle Up: Flacco played well against the Saints, accounting for nearly 300 yards and a pair of TDs without a turnover. The veteran has a reputation for not being a very good fantasy QB, but his numbers this season suggest he's playable in the right matchups. Carry Flacco as a backup and check back for his weekly outlook before deciding whether to start him.
Andy Dalton - QB - Cincinnati Bengals
Cincinnati Bengals QB Andy Dalton finished 15-of-29 of 148 yards and a touchdown in Week 7 against the Kansas City Chiefs. He also was intercepted once.
Huddle Up: Dalton has been one of fantasy's top quarterbacks so far, but it was just not meant to be against Kansas City. Whether he felt the pressure to keep pace with Patrick Mahomes or not is debatable, but the entire offense started out sluggish. He also telegraphed a throw on the first drive of the third quarter that resulted in a pick-six and ended whatever chance Cincinnati had of getting back into the game. Dalton should bounce back in Week 8, however, and will be in the QB1 discussion versus the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Nelson Agholor - WR - Philadelphia Eagles
Philadelphia Eagles WR Nelson Agholor had six receptions for 20 yards against the Carolina Panthers on Sunday, Oct. 21.
Huddle Up: After averaging 12.4 yards per catch on 62 receptions last season, Agholor has mustered a woeful 8.5 yards per grab this year (and four times this season he's been held below 6.0 YPC). Something is off with the Eagles, and Agholor isn't immune to it. His activity level -- 5.4 receptions per game thus far -- keeps him at the fringes of WR5 status, but we're nearing the point where it's time to consider cutting bait.
C.J. Uzomah - TE - Cincinnati Bengals
Cincinnati Bengals TE C.J. Uzomah caught both of his targets for 13 yards and a touchdown in Week 7 against the Kansas City Chiefs.
Huddle Up: Uzomah 4-yard score was Cincinnati's only touchdown of the night and came on a route in which he stopped and boxed out his defender in the end zone. With Tyler Eifert out for the year and Tyler Kroft out indefinitely, Uzomah is keeping busy as the Bengals' main man between the hashes. Given the state of position this year, a capable receiving tight end who logs full-time snaps is going to have value in fantasy. He'll be a strong TE2 at the very least in Week 8 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Spencer Ware - RB - Kansas City Chiefs
Kansas City Chiefs RB Spencer Ware logged eight carries for 59 yards in Week 7 versus the Cincinnati Bengals. Ware also caught all three of his targets for 30 more yards.
Huddle Up: Ware had amassed a total of 10 rushing attempts and six receptions in six games leading up to their rout of the Bengals, so most owners probably don't need to scramble to the waiver wire in order to add him - unless they intend on handcuffing him to Kareem Hunt or are desperate for a bye-week fill-in.
Marvin Jones - WR - Detroit Lions
Detroit Lions WR Marvin Jones caught three passes (on four targets) for 29 yards during the team's win over the Miami Dolphins in Week 7.
Huddle Up: After averaging a little more than 58 receiving yards per game over the first month, Jones has just 37 yards combined over the last two games. While Kenny Golladay may be part of the issue, the true culprit is the development of Kerryon Johnson, who has given Detroit its first real running threat since *checks notes* Barry Sanders (sorry James Stewart)! It's hard to envision the Lions returning to a pass-heavy approach on a regular basis, which means Jones' downturn could be a new norm. Hold him for now, but if Jones doesn't start seeing more work soon it could be time to drop him.
Sammy Watkins - WR - Kansas City Chiefs
Kansas City Chiefs WR Sammy Watkins caught four of his seven targets for 74 yards in Week 7 versus the Cincinnati Bengals.
Huddle Up: It's been pretty clear for most of the season Watkins needs an injury to either Tyreek Hill and/or Travis Kelce to be anything more than a complementary piece in this offense. He has scored only once despite starting in perhaps the league's most explosive aerial attack and topped 70 yards receiving in only three of seven games this season. He'll be a fringe WR3 in many leagues in Week 8 against the Denver Broncos.
Erik Swoope - TE - Indianapolis Colts
Indianapolis Colts TE Erik Swoope caught a 17-yard touchdown pass against the Buffalo Bills on Sunday, Oct. 21.
Huddle Up: Swoope has just seven receptions in five games this year, but three of them are touchdowns -- one in each of the last three games. If he could just get a little more play between the 20s he might be someone to consider in deeper leagues.
LeSean McCoy - RB - Buffalo Bills
Updating previous reports, Buffalo Bills RB LeSean McCoy (head) has been placed in the NFL's concussion protocol after suffering a head injury during the team's loss to the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday, Oct. 21.
Huddle Up: After a slow start McCoy had turned it the past two weeks, but now the 30-year-old back is banged up again. He'll need to clear the protocol before he's eligible to return. If you're looking for a silver lining, McCoy will get an extra day to recover as the Bills host New England on Monday Night Football in Week 8.
Tyler Boyd - WR - Cincinnati Bengals
Cincinnati Bengals WR Tyler Boyd turned a season-low four targets into three catches for 27 yards in Week 7 against the Kansas City Chiefs.
Huddle Up: Boyd has emerged as the team's primary slot receiver, but he saw plenty of time on the perimeter in this one in favor of A.J. Green as Cincinnati tried desperately to get its offense going. This performance marks the second time in three October games Boyd has been held under double digits in PPR fantasy points after erupting for 26 catches and 349 receiving yards in four September contests. Boyd should be able to manage WR2 production in Week 8 versus the sad secondary of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Anthony Miller - WR - Chicago Bears
Chicago Bears WR Anthony Miller was targeted seven times against the New England Patriots in Week 7, catching two passes for 35 yards.
Huddle Up: While Mitchell Trubisky clearly feels more comfortable throwing to tight ends and running backs at this point, Miller was the team's most active wide receiver with his seven targeted passes topping Allen Robinson (five). The rookie probably has the most upside of any Chicago wideout and is a decent stash option if you can spare the roster space.
Sony Michel - RB - New England Patriots
Updating previous reports, New England Patriots RB Sony Michel (knee) will undergo an MRI on his injured knee Monday, Oct. 22.
Huddle Up: What once looked like a position of strength continues to be thinned by injuries. New England already has Rex Burkhead and Jeremy Hill on IR so they'll be hoping for good news on Michel's knee. Keep an eye out for updates, and if Michel does miss time look for James White to become the main man in the Patriots' backfield.
Travis Kelce - TE - Kansas City Chiefs
Kansas City Chiefs TE Travis Kelce caught all five of his targets for 95 yards in Week 7 versus the Cincinnati Bengals.
Huddle Up: Kelce has not scored in three straight games, but that's about the only fault owners likely have with him at a position in which finding a player who can top five catches and 50 yards in a week - as he has in six consecutive contests - has proven to be a difficult chore. He last scored a touchdown against the Denver Broncos in Week 4, and he is a good bet to do so again when the Broncos visit Arrowhead Stadium in Week 8. Kelce will be an obvious top-five play for that game.
Joe Mixon - RB - Cincinnati Bengals
Cincinnati Bengals RB Joe Mixon ran 13 times for 50 yards in Week 7 against the Kansas City Chiefs. He added three catches for one yard.
Huddle Up: Not exactly what fantasy owners were hoping for against one of the worst defenses in the league. To his credit, very little of the blame falls on Mixon, who was basically a victim of game flow after the Chiefs built a 31-point lead early in the third quarter. Mixon will be on the RB1/RB2 borderline in Week 8 when the Bengals host the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Albert Wilson - WR - Miami Dolphins
Updating previous reports, Miami Dolphins WR Albert Wilson (hip) will likely miss at least a few weeks and could be done for the season with what Wilson's agent, Drew Rosenhaus, branded a 'significant' injury.
Huddle Up: Well, that escalated quickly. Wilson had been a pleasant surprise for the Dolphins and was coming off arguably the best game of his career in Week 6. Wait for a more official update from the Dolphins before taking any action, but if it's gonna be long term there's no reason to carry Wilson on your roster. As for the next man up, you'd have to think it'd mean more action for Danny Amendola and maybe Adam Gase will break the glass on DeVante Parker.
Tyreek Hill - WR - Kansas City Chiefs
Kansas City Chiefs WR Tyreek Hill caught seven of his 10 targets for 68 yards and a touchdown in Week 7 versus the Cincinnati Bengals. Hill added two carries for eight yards.
Huddle Up: Hill's score came early in the fourth quarter when his defender got caught up on a pick play inside the 5-yard line. Opponents are being forced to pick their poison against the Chiefs on a weekly basis. Cincinnati chose to make sure Hill didn't get behind the defense, so Kareem Hunt and Travis Kelce were slightly more productive from a yardage standpoint. Hill's upside is as high as any receiver's in the league, and he should be a strong WR1 play again in Week 8 versus the Denver Broncos.
A.J. Green - WR - Cincinnati Bengals
Cincinnati Bengals WR A.J. Green turned 14 targets into seven catches for 117 yards in Week 7 against the Kansas City Chiefs.
Huddle Up: Green was about the only thing that was working for the Bengals in Arrowhead Stadium. He had over 100 yards in the first half alone, but he faded along with the rest of the offense in the second half. As he has in previous years, the 30-year-old has proven he can excel even when Andy Dalton struggles to maintain consistency, which was the case in this contest. Owners should have no problem firing him up as a top-five overall receiver play against the woeful Tampa Bay Buccaneers secondary in Week 8.