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Lions RB D'Andre Swift (concussion) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Panthers. We'll see if he can get cleared for Week 12. The rookie's absence this weekend leaves Detroit's backfield to Adrian Peterson and Kerryon Johnson. Over the season's first 4 games, before Swift's role grew, Peterson tallied 54 carries and 6 targets to Johnson's 21 carries and 3 targets.

Lions RB D'Andre Swift was held out of Thursday's practice and listed on the injury report with a concussion. It's the 1st we've heard of it. With Lions-Panthers less than 3 days away, Swift is looking very iffy. Fantasy owners should start lining up alternatives. The rookie's absence would leave Detroit's backfield to Adrian Peterson and Kerryon Johnson

Lions TE T.J. Hockenson (toe) is active for today’s game vs. Washington. He was added to the injury report and sidelined on Thursday but returned to a limited practice on Friday. Hockenson carries a bit more risk with the toe issue but remains a strong fantasy play vs. Washington’s 26th-ranked TE defense.

Lions TE T.J. Hockenson (toe) is expected to play against Washington today, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. Hockenson missed practice on Thursday and was limited on Friday, so there's elevated risk here. But he remains a top-3 TE play on the slate.

Lions TE T.J. Hockenson (toe) is listed as questionable for this weekend’s game vs. Washington. He was added to the injury report and sidelined on Thursday but returned to a limited practice on Friday. His game kicks off at 1 pm ET on Sunday, so we’ll find out if Hockenson is active by noon. The toe obviously adds some risk to his Week 10 profile.

Lions TE T.J. Hockenson was added to Thursday's injury report with a toe and didn't practice. His status for this weekend's game against Washington is now in question. Check back tomorrow for another update.

The Packers have activated RB Jamaal Williams from the COVID list. Williams never tested positive but missed Thursday night's win over the 49ers because of close contact with teammate AJ Dillon, who did test positive. Green Bay, of course, got RB Aaron Jones back from his calf strain for that game. That figures to return Williams to fantasy-reserve status for Week 10 and beyond. He's worth holding if you can, though, in case Jones goes down again.

The Lions have ruled S Tracy Walker out for Sunday's game against the Vikings. Walker missed every day of practice this week, but it's still a surprising situation after Walker played every snap in the Week 8 loss to the Colts. Walker's absence improves the matchup for Vikings TE Irv Smith. S Will Harris figures to step in for Walker.

Packers RB Jamaal Williams will miss Thursday night's game against the 49ers because of his "high-risk close contact" status with RB AJ Dillon. We'll see whether RB Aaron Jones is ready to return after missing the past 2 contests. Green Bay estimated him as a limited practice participant Monday (but didn't have an actual workout). If Jones can't play, then Tyler Ervin and Dexter Williams would lead the backfield. Each is worth consideration on waivers this week at low investment. It wouldn't be a great matchup for either reserve back, though.

Packers RB Jamaal Williams is considered a "close contact" of RB A.J. Dillon, who's been placed on the COVID list, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. Williams wasn't able to practice on Monday. And if he's deemed a "high-risk close contact," he won't be able to play vs. the 49ers on Thursday night. Dillon is obviously out for that one, while RB Aaron Jones (calf) remains iffy. Tyler Ervin is the only other RB on Green Bay's active roster. RB Dexter Williams is on the practice squad.

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports that the Lions plan to expand rookie RB D'Andre Swift's role today against the Falcons. That makes sense after Swift saw a season-high in touches last week by a wide margin. Rapoport says Detroit still plans to start Peterson, so expect the veteran to remain significantly involved. But this report only makes Swift a comfier start for Week 7 lineups. Give Swift a look as you build your DFS lineups, too. He's projected for single-digit ownership despite last week's big numbers.

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Jaguars WR D.J. Chark (ankle) is active for today’s game against the Lions. He only got in a limited practice on Friday and was reportedly a game-time decision, so Chark obviously won’t be at 100% today. That leaves him as a risk/reward WR3 vs. Detroit’s 24th-ranked WR defense. Chark's presence is good news for QB Gardner Minshew.

ESPN's Adam Schefter hears that Jaguars WR D.J. Chark (ankle) is "likely" to play against the Lions today. A final decision won't be made until Chark goes through pregame warmups. We'll get his official status by noon ET. If active, he'll be a risk/reward WR3 at less than 100% in a plus matchup.

Jaguars WR D.J. Chark (ankle) is listed as questionable for this weekend’s game against the Lions. He only got in a limited practice on Friday, but HC Doug Marrone said he “looked good.” We’ll get Chark’s official status by noon ET on Sunday. If active, he’ll be a risk/reward fantasy play at less than 100% in a plus matchup.

Jaguars WR D.J. Chark (ankle) missed practice again on Thursday. He's unlikely to play against the Lions this weekend. WR Laviska Shenault (hamstring) returned to a limited practice today. We're expecting him to suit up vs. Detroit but will get another update on his status tomorrow.

Jaguars WR D.J. Chark (ankle) won't practice on Wednesday. At this point, fantasy owners shouldn't be planning on having him in Week 6 lineups. Chark's absence would be an upgrade for WR Laviska Shenault but a downgrade for QB Gardner Minshew.

Jaguars WR D.J. Chark suffered an ankle injury in the 2nd half of Sunday's game against the Texans. He's officially questionable to return. Stay tuned for updates.

Jaguars WR D.J. Chark (chest, back) isn’t listed on the final Week 4 injury report. He put in a full practice on Friday, so he should be ready for his usual role this weekend. Chark was off to a slow-ish start before missing Week 3, but he’s worth getting back into fantasy lineups for Sunday’s plus matchup vs. the Bengals.

Jaguars WR D.J. Chark (chest, back) was limited in Wednesday's practice. QB Gardner Minshew struggled without Chark in Thursday night's loss to the Dolphins. We'll see if Chark can make it back for this weekend's game vs. the Bengals.

The Vikings have ruled CB Mike Hughes out for Sunday's game against the Titans with a neck injury. That further dings a CB corps that hasn't played well so far. Minnesota will also miss rookie CB Cameron Dantzler, who played a top 3 corner role in Week 1.

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