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Posted: 11/12/2017 7:05pm et
Los Angeles Chargers RB Austin Ekeler ran 10 times for 42 yards and a fumble and caught five passes for 77 yards and two touchdowns in a 20-17 loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 10.
Huddle Up: It's too soon to call Ekeler the next Danny Woodhead for the Chargers' offense, but his usage is creeping up, and he could have flex value in PPR formats going forward. He needs to be owned in almost all leagues at this point.

Posted: 10/23/2017 7:05am et
Updating an earlier report, Houston Texans OT Duane Brown is unlikely to be traded, and he'll be available to play for the final 10 games.
Huddle Up: Brown's return only improves rookie sensation Deshaun Watson's fantasy potential the rest of the way. He is the highest-scoring quarterback over the last five weeks. He'll be a midrange QB1 option against the Seattle Seahawks next week.

Posted: 10/22/2017 8:20pm et
Los Angeles Chargers RB Austin Ekeler rushed seven times for 38 yards in Week 7 against the Denver Broncos and he added four receptions for six yards and a score.
Huddle Up: Ekeler picked up the slack with Melvin Gordon struggling a bit against Denver's front seven. The rookie is pretty shifty and appears to be someone head coach Anthony Lynn wants to incorporate much into the plan, sort of like a poor man's Danny Woodhead. However, as long as Gordon is healthy then Ekeler's fantasy ceiling is rather limited.

Posted: 10/22/2017 7:16pm et
Dallas Cowboys WR Dez Bryant posted seven receptions for 63 yards and a touchdown in Week 7 against the San Francisco 49ers on a game-high 10 targets in Week 7 against the San Francisco 49ers. He tied 'Bullet' Bob Hayes for most touchdowns by a receiver in franchise history.
Huddle Up: Bryant hasn't had a dominant season, as he has failed to go for 100 yards in each of his six outings. However, he has found the end zone in each of the past two games and four of the past five. He remains a solid WR2 in all fantasy leagues heading into Week 8 against the Redskins.

Posted: 10/22/2017 5:14pm et
Arizona Cardinals WR JJ Nelson racked up two catches for 35 yards on five targets in Week 7 against the Los Angeles Rams in London.
Huddle Up: Nelson rebounded after getting blanked last week. Still, he hasn't found the end zone since Week 2 and remains nothing more than a WR4 or WR5 heading into Week 9 after the team's bye.

Posted: 10/19/2017 8:00pm et
New York Giants offensive coordinator Mike Sullivan said they revamped the run game to use more traps, quick dives and outside zone prior to their Week 6 game when the Giants rushed 32 times for 148 yards against the Denver Broncos.
Huddle Up: Orleans Darkwa rushed for 117 yards against Denver, but it remains to be seen if his performance and the performance of the Giants' running game in general was a fluke. Darkwa is worth stashing, but he is too risky to start against the Seattle Seahawks in Week 7.

Posted: 10/15/2017 2:02pm et
Atlanta Falcons WR Marvin Hall posted a 40-yard touchdown in Week 6 against the Miami Dolphins on his only target.
Huddle Up: Someone had to step up with Mohamed Sanu on the shelf and it was Hall making the big play. Despite the touchdown score he shouldn't be a blip on most people's fantasy radar heading into Week 7.

Posted: 9/22/2017 4:37pm et
Detroit Lions C Travis Swanson (ankle) is listed as questionable for the Week 3 game and still has a chance to play, but OG Graham Glasgow likely would move to center if Swanson is ruled out. OG Joe Dahl (leg) could move to left guard to replace Glasgow, but he is also listed as questionable for the game.
Huddle Up: Detroit's offensive line problems probably would affect their offensive scheme against the Atlanta Falcons. Matt Stafford may be asked to throw more short passes so he can avoid the pass rush. Ameer Abdullah and Theo Riddick could also be more involved in the passing game since the Falcons have struggled against pass-catching backs. Stafford can still be considered a No. 1 fantasy quarterback in most leagues, while Abdullah and Riddick would have more value in point-per-receptions leagues.