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Chargers TE Donald Parham (wrist) is active for tonight's game vs. the Cowboys. He's a TD-dependent flier in one-game DFS contests.

Chargers WR Joshua Palmer (groin) is active for tonight's game vs. the Cowboys. He was added to the injury report on Sunday, adding risk to his fantasy outlook tonight. Palmer is available if you waited on him in season-long leagues, but he's a fade in one-game DFS contests.

Chargers WR Joshua Palmer (groin) is expected to play vs. the Cowboys tonight, "barring a setback," according to NFL Network's Tom Pelissero. Palmer was curiously added to the injury report as questionable on Sunday. It adds some risk to using him in Week 6 fantasy lineups. We'll get the Chargers' inactives around 7 pm ET tonight.

Ravens RB Gus Edwards saw a team-leading 16 carries for 41 rushing yards in Week 6 vs. the Titans. He also added 1 reception for 12 yards as a pass-catcher in the contest. RB Justice Hill saw his fair share of work on Sunday with 8 carries for 35 rushing yards and 3 catches. Neither back had a particularly explosive performance, but fantasy managers can be happy with the RB3/flex-level output. Edwards and Hill will face a stingy Lions’ run defense in Week 7.

The Chargers added WR Joshua Palmer to the injury report as questionable for Monday night's game vs. the Cowboys with a groin issue. We don't have any other details right now, but you might want to replace Palmer in your starting lineup if you have another viable option.

Texans LB Denzel Perryman is inactive for today's game against the Saints. He put in full practices all week and carried no injury designation into Sunday after returning last week from a hand injury. So this looks like a healthy scratch. That combines with Perryman's decreased playing time last week to signal the team is turning to rookie Henry To'oTo'o and Blake Cashman as the LB leaders. Perryman is droppable in your IDP league.

Chargers Edge Joey Bosa is officially questionable for Monday night's game against the Cowboys, and HC Brandon Staley indicated he's no sure thing. According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, Staley said: "We'll see. He's progressing, but we'll see." Bosa has been dealing with hamstring and toe injuries. This week has found him listed with only the toe issue. But Bosa missed the first two practices out of the bye and then remained limited Friday. Before sitting out Week 4, he played just 29% and 34% of snaps in the previous two games. Bosa will be a risky player to wait for in IDP lineups for Week 6.

Chargers TE Donald Parham (wrist) is listed as questionable for Monday night's game vs. the Chargers. He put in full practices on Friday and Saturday, so he seems likely to play. Parham isn't a fantasy option outside of one-game DFS contests, but his presence is a drain on TE Gerald Everett's fantasy value.

Chargers S Derwin James (hamstring) is off the final injury report and ready to return Monday night against the Cowboys. James missed Week 4 but took part in full practices all week coming off the Week 5 bye. Get him back into your IDP lineups. Fellow safety Alohi Gilman, however, is doubtful and on track to miss his second straight game. Dean Marlowe is expected to start in his place.

Chargers S Derwin James appears set to return from his injured hamstring. He put in full practices Thursday and Friday, ahead of Monday night's game against the Cowboys. We'd bet on James carrying no injury designation on the final report, but we'll see what the team says tomorrow.

Chargers QB Justin Herbert (left finger) was a full participant in Thursday's practice. It's confirmation that he'll play vs. the Cowboys on Monday night after fracturing a finger on his left hand prior to the Week 5 bye. Considering it's his non-throwing hand, we're not expecting the injury to be a factor.

Texans LB Denzel Perryman (hand) put in a full practice Wednesday. He missed the past two games but appears to be on track to play this week against the Falcons. Perryman should return to most IDP lineups if active.

Chargers QB Justin Herbert suffered a fractured finger and a "gruesome nail injury" on his left hand in Sunday's win over the Raiders, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. That's Herbert's non-throwing hand. He now gets a Week 5 bye and "should not miss time," per Rapoport.

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport doesn't expect Chargers QB Justin Herbert's left hand injury to be a "major issue going forward." Herbert was able to return to the Week 4 game vs. the Raiders with his hand taped and his middle finger in a splint. He now gets a well-timed Week 5 bye to heal up. We'll look for further updates on his status, but don't expect Herbert to miss time with this injury.

Chargers WR Quentin Johnston posted just 1 catch for 18 yards in Week 4. Johnston garnered an end zone target and a deep target, but both plays were near-misses broken up by the DB. On the day, the rookie ran 22 routes -- thrid on the team behind Josh Palmer (30) and Keenan Allen (30). Johnston wil remain a low-floor fantasy option following a Week 5 bye.

Chargers QB Justin Herbert got his left hand caught in a Raider helmet after throwing an INT in the third quarter of Sunday's game vs. the Raiders. He was bleeding and taken into the medical tent. We'll update Herbert's status when we know more. At least it was Herbert's non-throwing hand.

Update: Herbert has returned with his left hand heavily taped and his middle finger in a splint.

Panthers TE Hayden Hurst played a season-low 51.4% of snaps in Sunday's loss to the Vikings. It was his third game of 55% or less through four weeks, marking a downturn vs. his season high 61% in Week 4. Hurst did run a route on 65% of QB Bryce Young's dropbacks, in line with his passing-game involvement the previous three games. But fellow TE Tommy Tremble played a season-high 43.1% of snaps, including a season-high route rate. TE Ian Thomas also set season highs in playing time and pass routes. Hurst remained the lead receiving option among Carolina TEs, but he's not getting used at a high enough level to start in fantasy outside of deep leagues. He's even droppable in many spots.

Chargers TE Donald Parham injured his right wrist in the second quarter of Sunday's game vs. the Raiders and is questionable to return. We'll update his status when we know more.

Update: Parham has been ruled out.

Ravens RB Gus Edwards carried the ball 15 times for 48 yards in Week 4's win over the Browns. Teammate Justice Hill saw very little involvement in this contest, seeing just 3 carries for 33 yards and a goose egg in the receiving column. Perhaps his toe injury still bothers him, but Hill losing that much work to Edwards is a red flag. It's worth mentioning that rookie RB Keaton Mitchell is eligible to come off IR next week. He's a smaller change-of-pace back that performed very well for the Ravens in the preseason. Given Hill's fading opportunities, Mitchell might be a name to consider stashing in deeper formats. Next week, the Ravens will go on the road to face the Steelers.

Chargers S Alohi Gilman (heel) is inactive for today's game against the Raiders. That leaves the Chargers down both starting safeties, plus reserve JT Woods. That should leave Raheem Layne and Dean Marlowe as the starters. Marlowe has started games for the Bills, Lions, and Falcons and would be the pickup if you need a late DB starter.

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