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Texans WR Brandin Cooks left to get checked for a concussion in the 2nd half of Sunday's game against the Colts. It's a scary situation since Cooks has 5 documents concussions already. We'll update his status when we know more.

Update: Cooks was cleared to return.

11:12am EST 12/6/20

Jaguars WR Chris Conley (hip) is active for today’s game against the Vikings. He figures to operate as the #4 WR behind D.J. Chark, Keelan Cole and Laviska Shenault.

Patriots RB Rex Burkhead suffered a 3rd-quarter knee injury and was quickly ruled out for the rest of Sunday's game against the Texans. That usually suggests a serious injury. We'll update Burkhead's status when we know more.

The Packers have activated LB Christian Kirksey. He has been out since Week 3 with a right shoulder injury. Green Bay has had no one settle in as a regular with starter-level playing time at ILB since Kirksey went down. We're treating him as a starter right away for his 1st game back Sunday against Jacksonville. Check out where Kirksey lands in our Week 10 IDP rankings.

Washington QB Kyle Allen (ankle) is "trending" toward missing the rest of the season, according to ESPN's Jeremy Fowler. Allen is expected to have surgery "in the coming weeks" to repair his dislocated and fractured ankle. Washington seems committed to playing QB Alex Smith over QB Dwayne Haskins, who was the 15th overall pick of last year's draft.

Update: Allen posted on social media that he's undergoing surgery and will miss the rest of the season.

Washington QB Kyle Allen hurt his left ankle in the 1st quarter of Sunday's game against the Giants. This looked like a serious injury that'll at least knock Allen out for the rest of this game. QB Alex Smith has replaced him.

Update: Allen is believed to have a "dislocated ankle, but only a small fracture," according to NFL Network's Tom Pelissero.

Washington QB Kyle Allen (left shoulder) put in a full week of practice and isn’t listed on the final injury report. He’ll start Sunday’s game against the Giants but isn’t a fantasy option.

Washington QB Kyle Allen was knocked out of Sunday's game against the Rams with an arm injury. He's questionable to return. QB Alex Smith is on the field for the 1st time since suffering a gruesome leg injury in November of 2018.

Washington will bench QB Dwayne Haskins in favor of Kyle Allen for Sunday's game against the Rams. It's not a shocking move, but the timing is surprising. Haskins threw for 314 yards in Sunday's loss to Baltimore, generating the 3rd-best passer rating and Pro Football Focus passing grade of his career. According to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, Washington "has a window where it thinks it can do some damage." Apparently the coaches believe Allen gives them a better chance to do this damage. Perhaps HC Ron Rivera and OC Scott Turner forget that Allen is the same guy they benched for Will Grier late last season in Carolina. This remains an offense to avoid as much as you can, though the QB switch shouldn't have much impact on the fantasy outlooks for WR Terry McLaurin, RB Antonio Gibson and TE Logan Thomas.

The Texans have fired HC/GM Bill O'Brien, according to multiple reports. Romeo Crennel will serve as the interim coach, while OC Tim Kelly should reclaim play-calling duties. We'll see if this changes anything for the offense going forward, but shedding O'Brien doesn't seem like it can hurt QB Deshaun Watson and crew.

Washington LB Kevin Pierre-Louis is active for today's game against the Ravens. He turned up questionable because of an illness. His playing time dipped last week, but Pierre-Louis still played 80% of the snaps. He's not a high-level IDP option but in play still for deeper leagues.

The Packers have placed LB Christian Kirksey (pectoral) on IR. That means he'll miss at least the next 3 games, starting with the Monday night Falcons clash we already knew he'd miss. That also should make LB Ty Summers a starter for those 3 games. If he didn't already get claimed off waivers in your IDP league, go ahead and grab him.

ESPN reports that Packers LB Christian Kirksey will miss at least 1 game with the shoulder injury that knocked him out of the win over the Saints Sunday night. The report says that Kirksey will "likely" avoid surgery but that he's awaiting a 2nd opinion. A stint on IR remains a possibility. LB Ty Summers makes for a solid waiver pickup for at least this week, ahead of Monday night's game against the Falcons.

Packers LB Christian Kirksey left in the 1st half of Sunday night's game at New Orleans with a left shoulder injury and was ruled out for the game. Ty Summers stepped in and wore the green dot. If Kirksey misses more time going forward, that could mean a full-time role for Summers -- a 7th-round pick in 2019. We'll watch for updates on Kirksey's status early in the week.

3:09pm EDT 9/20/20

Texans WR Brandin Cooks (quad) is active for today’s game against the Ravens. He played just 53% of the offensive snaps last week and remained limited in practice this week, so Cooks isn’t a recommended fantasy starter.

The Texans expect WR Brandin Cooks (quad) to play today against the Ravens, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. He's listed as questionable but appears to be about the same as last week -- when he played through a questionable tag. Cooks only caught 2 balls in that game and gets probably an even tougher matchup with Baltimore. We'd try to go in another direction if you can.

Texans WR Brandin Cooks (quad) was limited in practice this week and is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Ravens. He shouldn't be in fantasy lineups until we see that he's at least close to 100%.

An MRI has confirmed that Colts RB Marlon Mack suffered a torn Achilles in Sunday's opener. Mack will miss the rest of the season and hit free agency next offseason coming off a major injury. His absence leaves the Colts backfield to Jonathan Taylor and Nyheim Hines. Hines actually out-snapped the rookie 39 to 26 in Week 1, tallying 7 carries and 8 targets to Taylor's 9 carries and 6 targets. We're expecting Taylor to quickly emerge as the clear lead ball-carrier here, but Hines should remain plenty involved, especially in the passing game.

The Colts "fear" a torn Achilles for RB Marlon Mack, NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reports. That'd be a season-ending injury -- and leave Jonathan Taylor and Nyheim Hines in the backfield. Taylor would easily be the best fantasy bet, but Hines has been surprisingly involved in the opener.

Colts RB Marlon Mack suffered an ankle injury in the 1st half of Sunday's game against the Jaguars and is officially questionable to return. His absence leaves Nyheim Hines and Jonathan Taylor in Indianapolis' backfield.

Update: The Colts have ruled Mack out for the rest of the game. NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reports that the Colts fear a torn Achilles' tendon for Mack.

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