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Cardinals RB Emari Demercado (toe) missed practice all week and has been ruled out for Sunday's game vs. the Browns. RB Damien Williams landed on IR earlier this week, so Arizona is down to RBs Keaontay Ingram and Tony Jones. The Cardinals are 10-point road underdogs with a 14.25-point implied total against the Browns' 8th-ranked RB defense, so you're best off avoiding this backfield in fantasy lineups.

Cardinals RB Emari Demercado (toe) missed his second straight practice on Thursday. He's seemingly in danger of missing this weekend's game vs. the Browns. RB Damien Williams was placed on IR earlier this week, leaving Keaontay Ingram and Tony Jones as Arizona's healthy RBs. We'll update Demercado's status again tomorrow.

Arizona Cardinals HC Jonathan Gannon says RB James Conner is "getting ready to go, and he's excited to get back when he can get back and play," according to Tyler Drake of ArizonaSports.com. This week will mark Conner's fourth game on IR, so it sounds like he should be ready to return for a Week 10 home date with the Falcons. We'll obviously have to watch reports on his expected role coming off the knee injury. But you can bet Arizona will be looking to get him back to workhorse use as soon as possible. Neither Emari Demercado nor any other Arizona reserve RB has done anything to challenge the status of a healthy Conner. It's worth noting that Conner would face the eighth-toughest remaining RB schedule if he does return in Week 10, according to our adjusted fantasy points allowed. The biggest potential trouble spots look like a Week 14 bye (duh) and a Week 17 visit to Philadelphia.

Cardinals RB Emari Demercado (toe) did not practice on Wednesday. We don't have any details on the injury -- or whether he's in danger of missing Sunday's game vs. the Browns. With RB James Conner still on IR, Demercado's absence would leave Arizona's backfield to RBs Keontay Ingram and Damien Williams. We'll update Demercado's status again tomorrow.

The Cardinals elevated RB Damien Williams from the practice squad. He'll join RBs Emari Demercado, Keaontay Ingram, and Tony Jones in the backfield for Sunday's game vs. the Rams. There's certainly a chance that this is a frustrating committee.

According to multiple reports, the Raiders are signing RB Damien Williams. Las Vegas has obvious backfield questions, with Josh Jacobs not yet signing his franchise tender or returning to practice. It's not surprising that the team added a RB. It's interesting that the Raiders chose Williams, who is 31 and logged just 58 total touches over the past two seasons. Dalvin Cook, Kareem Hunt, Ezekiel Elliott, and Leonard Fournette remain on the open market (along with others, of course). So signing Williams might indicate the Raiders aren't too concerned about their backfield (or Jacobs?) and just need a cheap camp body. We'll certainly keep watching the whole situation. Just don't expect Williams' arrival to shake up our RB rankings.

The Falcons released RB Damien Williams. He's been out since going down with a rib injury in the season opener. Williams is “100% healthy and well rested," a source told ESPN's Adam Schefter. We'll see where Williams lands next, but he's obviously a big long shot for any 2022 fantasy value.

The Falcons are placing RB Cordarrelle Patterson on IR with a designation to return. According to multiple reports, Patterson had a "procedure" Monday morning. We're assuming it addressed the left knee that had him questionable entering Sunday and limited his touches against Cleveland. Patterson will miss at least the next 4 games, leaving the backfield to rookie Tyler Allgeier, Caleb Huntley and Avery Williams. Damien Williams figures to be in the mix as well if he makes it back from his IR stint for a rib injury. There's no exciting option in this group, but we'd bet on Allgeier as the most productive. A Week 5 meeting with Tampa Bay likely won't prove as favorable as it looked to Chiefs RBs on Sunday night.

The Falcons placed RB Damien Williams on IR with his rib injury. He's out for at least the next 4 games and can be dropped from fantasy rosters. Rookie RB Tyler Allgeier now has a nice opportunity to carve out a role behind RB Cordarrelle Patterson.

Falcons RB Damien Williams (ribs) is out for this weekend’s game vs. the Rams. That should mean that RB Tyler Allgeier makes his NFL debut on Sunday, but it’s unclear how big a role the rookie will play. Cordarrelle Patterson remains the only Atlanta RB worth using in fantasy lineups.

Falcons RB Damien Williams (rib) missed practice again on Thursday. He's in danger of missing this weekend's game vs. the Rams. Ashtun Edmonds of the team's official website confirms that RB Tyler Allgeier would "step into the running back rotation" if Williams can't play on Sunday.

Falcons RB Damien Williams (ribs) didn't practice on Wednesday. If he's unable to play vs. the Rams this weekend, we'd expect RB Tyler Allgeier to be active -- but for RB Cordarrelle Patterson to dominate backfield work.

Falcons Swiss Army knife Cordarrelle Patterson racked up 22-120-1 on the ground in Sunday's narrow loss to the Saints, adding 3-16 receiving on 5 targets. Damien Williams' rib injury certainly didn't hurt. Rookie Tyler Allgeier was a healthy scratch, and Avery Williams claimed the only 2 other RB carries (beyond the 2 for Damien Williams). Atlanta would probably like to limit Patterson's touches more than that going forward -- especially on the ground. But the team might not have a choice until someone else in the backfield steps up.

Falcons RB Damien Williams left Sunday’s game with a rib injury. With Tyler Allgeier inactive, the Falcons are down to Cordarrelle Patterson and Avery Williams at RB.

Falcons RB Tyler Allgeier is a healthy scratch for today’s opener vs. the Saints. It’s only a minor surprise if you were paying attention to the preseason, when Allgeier was clearly behind RBs Cordarrelle Patterson and Damien Williams. The rookie is worth stashing in fantasy leagues of 12+ teams but probably won’t be a fantasy factor any time soon.

The Falcons rested RBs Cordarrelle Patterson and Damien Williams for Saturday night's preseason finale against the Titans. Rookie Tyler Allgeier opened in the backfield, with Qadree Allison and Caleb Huntley working in early. That usage makes it appear that Williams will enter the season ahead of Allgeier in line for carries. We'll see whether the rookie can work his way up. If he is 3rd at the moment, that would at least mark progress from how the preseason started. This looks like a backfield to avoid beyond Patterson for now.

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