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Browns HC Kevin Stefanski said Wednesday that QB Baker Mayfield (shoulder) is out for Thursday night's game vs. the Broncos and that QB Case Keenum will get the start. "Baker obviously wants to be out there but just couldn’t make it on a short week," Stefanski said. “We know he will continue to do everything in his power to return as quickly as possible." We'll see if Mayfield can make it back for Week 8. Keenum, meanwhile, will make his 1st start since Week 17 of the 2019 season. The 33-year-old has 62 career starts under his belt and sports a 62.3% completion rate, 6.9 yards-per-attempt average and 75 TDs vs. 47 INTs. Keenum is a capable backup but still a downgrade from Mayfield.

Browns QB Baker Mayfield expects to play vs. the Broncos on Thursday night. "It's my decision," Mayfield said. "I get to say whether I play or not and that's just how it is." Alrighty then. Mayfield's left shoulder injury doesn't require surgery "immediately," according to ESPN's Jake Trotter. He'll be at risk of re-injury for the rest of the season, though. Mayfield is a shaky Week 7 fantasy play in what figures to be a low-scoring game vs. Denver.

Browns QB Baker Mayfield injured his left shoulder in Sunday’s loss to the Cardinals. He’s playing through a partially torn labrum in that shoulder and said he dislocated it again today. “It feels like s***,” he said after the game. Mayfield was able to return to the Arizona game and thinks he’ll be able to play vs. Denver on Thursday night. We’ll keep an eye on him this week.

Bears WR Allen Robinson (ankle) is active for today’s game against the Packers. He only got in a limited practice on Friday, so don’t expect him to be at 100% today. Robinson sits outside WR3 territory in the Week 6 Rankings.

Bears WR Allen Robinson (ankle) is expected to play vs. the Packers today, per NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. A-Rob got in just 1 limited practice this week, so the assumption is that he'll be operating at less than 100% today. He's a shaky fantasy option.

Bears WR Allen Robinson (ankle) is listed as questionable for this weekend’s game against the Packers. He only got in a limited practice on Friday. A fantasy dud even before this injury, Robinson is better off on fantasy benches this week.

Bears WR Allen Robinson (ankle) remained sidelined on Thursday. His status for this weekend's game vs. the Packers is now in question. Robinson, of course, has been a major fantasy disappointment even before this injury. We'll get another update on his status tomorrow.

Bears WR Allen Robinson (ankle) did not practice on Wednesday. We don't have any other details on his situation, but Robinson did play his usual allotment of snaps in last week's win over the Raiders. We'll see if he gets back on the practice field tomorrow.

Seahawks HC Pete Carroll said Monday that LB Bobby Wagner sustained a bruised knee in last Thursday night's loss to the Rams, according to ESPN. Wagner was on the sideline when the team resumed practicing Monday. We'll see about his status throughout the week.

Rams QB Matt Stafford injured his right index finger in the 2nd quarter of Thursday night's win over the Seahawks but was able to play through it after getting a tape job. “I don’t know (what happened),” Stafford said afterward. “I looked down at a certain point on a drive in the second quarter, I think the one we kicked a field goal on, and I just looked down and felt a little pressure (in the finger). I maybe got it on a handoff or a snap or something. Not 100 percent sure. I looked down, felt a little bit of pressure in there and it was just a little bit out of place. Was able to put it back in and keep going, it didn’t affect me too much, to be honest with you.” Stafford missed a few throws in the win, although it's unclear if the misfires were caused by the finger injury. We'll keep an eye on the situation when the Rams get back to work next week, but Stafford should be fine for Week 6's matchup with the Giants.

Rams TE Tyler Higbee injured his shoulder in the 2nd quarter of Thursday night's game vs. the Seahawks and is officially questionable to return. We'll update his status when we know more.

Update: Higbee returned after missing just a few plays.

Browns QB Baker Mayfield has been playing through a partially torn labrum in his left shoulder, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. Mayfield suffered the injury in Week 2's win over the Texans. Surgery isn't needed "as of now," per Rapoport, and Mayfield hasn't missed a practice snap. He has, however, been playing with a shoulder harness, which might explain why he hasn't been very good the last couple of weeks. It's a situation to keep a close eye on going forward.

Rams OLB Justin Hollins will have surgery today to repair a torn pectoral muscle and miss the rest of the season, ESPN reports. Hollins suffered the injury in Sunday's win over the Buccaneers. Terrell Lewis saw his playing time double -- to 47% -- in Hollins' absence and registered his 1st QB hit of the year.

Browns QB Baker Mayfield appeared to injure his left arm while trying to make a tackle on an INT in the 2nd quarter of Sunday's game vs. the Texans. Stay tuned for an update. QB Case Keenum is Cleveland's backup.

Update: Mayfield returned on the next series.

Browns CB Troy Hill is active for today's game against the Texans. He arrived questionable with hamstring and foot issues but will be on the field. Hill remains a low-end IDP option at best.

Rams RB Xavier Jones has been waived/injured with an Achilles injury that will need surgery, HC Sean McVay said. Considered the favorite for #2 RB duties in Los Angeles just a couple of weeks ago, Jones now figures to miss the entire 2021 season.

Rams RB Raymond Calais suffered a foot injury Saturday night against the Raiders that will require surgery, HC Sean McVay told reporters. Calais got the 1st touch of the 2nd half, gaining 5 yards on 3 carries before leaving. He likely didn't have a shot at more than the #3 RB role, but the injury at least takes competition out of a backfield that looks fairly ambiguous behind Darrell Henderson.

Dolphins RB Malcolm Brown started Saturday's preseason opener vs. the Bears. Per Pro Football Focus' Nathan Jahnke, Brown out-snapped RB Myles Gaskin 16 to 7 with the 1st-team offense. Gaskin then played into the 2nd quarter with Miami's backups. "You saw all 3 backs played, all 3 of them got carries," HC Brian Flores said after the game, referring to Brown, Gaskin and Salvon Ahmed. "Pick one out and put them in, basically. We like all 3 guys. They all do good things. And I think we saw that today. And [we'll] just keep working all 3 guys." That sure sounds like this will be an ugly committee backfield. We'll get another look at the rotation in Miami's 2nd preseason game. But, for now, we've moved Gaskin well down the RB rankings and Brown up.

Rams HC Sean McVay talked up RB Xavier Jones on Tuesday, saying he's “going to carve out a role for himself” and is someone the Rams are “expecting to count on throughout the season.” We know RB Darrell Henderson won't be a true workhorse, so there's room for some action behind him. It sounds like Jones is the favorite for the #2 spot on the depth chart, as of now. He's still unlikely to be a standalone fantasy option. But he's at least shaping up as the Henderson handcuff.

Rams QB Matt Stafford practiced on Tuesday, running the 1st-team offense in the team's 1st padded session of training camp. The thumb injury he suffered on Monday clearly isn't a concern. Consider Stafford's fantasy stock unaffected.

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