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Cardinals QB Kyler Murray sprained the AC joint in his right shoulder in Thursday night's loss to the Seahawks. Murray could be seen applying heat to the joint and trying to keep it loose between possessions throughout the game. NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports that the issue isn't expected to cost Murray any game time. Murray posted his lowest fantasy score of the season vs. Seattle but still threw for 269 yards and 2 TDs on 29-of-42 passing (69%). So we're not altering our Week 12 outlook for him much -- if at all.

Eagles HC Doug Pederson admitted Friday that TE Zach Ertz (ankle) is unlikely to play against the Browns this weekend. He returned to practice this week but "probably needs a little more time," according to Pederson. Ertz's continued absence makes TE Dallas Goedert a relatively strong target bet.

The Eagles have designated TE Zach Ertz (ankle) to return from IR. We'll see if he's ready to play against the Browns this weekend. Ertz, of course, was struggling before the injury, averaging just 4 catches, 30 yards and 0.2 TDs across 6 games. Philly has 3 weeks to decide whether to add Ertz to the active roster.

Cardinals S Budda Baker is active for today's game against the Bills. He likely features some re-injury risk with the groin issue that rendered him questionable and allowed just 1 limited practice this week. But go ahead and play Baker in your IDP lineup if you were waiting for him.

Cardinals S Budda Baker is questionable for Sunday's game against the Bills. He missed practice Wednesday and Thursday but returned for a limited workout Friday. DC Vance Joseph said earlier in the week that he expects Baker to play. We'll check the safety's status Sunday. Chris Banjo stands as a potential replacement if you're looking to wait on Baker for your IDP lineup.

Cardinals S Budda Baker missed practice Wednesday and Thursday with a groin injury. DC Vance Joseph, however, said Thursday that he still expects Baker to play Sunday against the Bills, according to Kevin Zimmerman of ArizonaSports.com. We'll see about Baker's Friday participation and game status. Chris Banjo is listed as his backup and would have tackle upside if Baker can't go.

The Cardinals have placed OLB Devon Kennard and CB Byron Murphy on the COVID list. That likely means both guys will be out for at least this week and probably another game beyond that. The absences shouldn't make a big impact on IDP lineups or the Arizona team defense. We'll see how soon they return.

Cardinals LB Jordan Hicks left Sunday night's game against the Seahawks with an ankle injury, according to Sports Illustrated's Mason Kern. We knew about Hicks being off the field late in that game, but the team was not forthcoming with news of the injury. We'll see about Hicks' status coming out of the Week 8 bye (unless we get further details in the meantime).

Cardinals WR DeAndre Hopkins (ankle) is active for tonight’s game against the Seahawks. He only got in a limited practice on Friday with what HC Kliff Kingsbury called a “lingering” ankle injury. It obviously adds risk to Hopkins’ profile, but he remains a strong fantasy play vs. Seattle’s league-worst WR defense.

Cardinals WR DeAndre Hopkins (ankle) is expected to play against the Seahawks tonight, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports. Hopkins only got in a limited practice on Friday. The only other time he was listed as questionable with this ankle issue this season was Week 4, when he ended up posting a 7-41 receiving line vs. the Panthers. Hopkins comes with elevated risk in Week 7 fantasy lineups but is virtually impossible to bench vs. Seattle's league-worst WR defense.

Cardinals WR DeAndre Hopkins (ankle) is listed as questionable for Sunday night’s game against the Seahawks. He only got in a limited practice on Friday. HC Kliff Kingsbury said Friday that Hopkins’ ankle injury is “lingering” and that he’s “hopeful” he’ll be able to play vs. Seattle. We’re expecting Hopkins to suit up but will look for an update on his status on Sunday morning.

Cardinals WR DeAndre Hopkins (ankle) missed his 2nd straight practice on Thursday. He missed all 3 practices before playing against the Panthers back in Week 4, although he didn't look like himself in that game, managing just 41 yards on 7 catches. We'll see if Hopkins practices tomorrow and how he's listed on the final injury report.

NFL Network's Mike Garafolo reports that the Eagles expect TE Zach Ertz to miss "about" 4-6 weeks. That extends the timeline beyond the initial 3-4 week projection. This makes Ertz droppable in many fantasy football leagues, especially considering the disappointing production before he went down. The dearth of healthy starters in Philadelphia's offense makes TE Richard Rodgers a viable PPR lineup option until Dallas Goedert returns.

The Eagles expect TE Zach Ertz to miss 3-4 weeks with the ankle injury he suffered in Sunday's loss to the Ravens, according to ESPN's Chris Mortensen. TE Dallas Goedert is eligible to come off IR for Week 7, if his injured ankle is ready. If Goedert isn't ready, then Richard Rodgers would figure to operate as the lead TE for Thursday night's game against the Giants. Ertz can be dropped in shallower fantasy leagues that don't have IR spots. He currently sits just 17th among TEs in PPR points, and Goedert should return before Ertz does, based on Mortensen's timeline.

Update: Adam Schefter adds that it's a high-ankle sprain for Ertz.

Eagles TE Zach Ertz was knocked out of Sunday's game vs. the Ravens with an ankle injury. We'll look for an update on the severity. TE Dallas Goedert (ankle) is eligible to come off IR next week, although it's unclear if he's ready.

Bengals WR A.J. Green (hamstring) isn’t listed on the final Week 6 injury report. He put in a full practice on Friday, so he should be available for his usual role. That doesn’t make Green a recommended fantasy play, though. He hasn’t topped 51 yards all season.

Cardinals OLB Chandler Jones will miss the rest of the season after surgery to repair his right biceps. Jones suffered the injury in Sunday's win over the Jets. Kylie Fitts replaced him and figures to start going forward. Fitts is a 3rd-year player the Bears drafted in Round 6 in 2018. He brings a 78th-percentile speed score but posted just 1 good season of college production. We'll see how he fares, but Fitts isn't on the IDP radar right now.

Cardinals OLB Chandler Jones left Sunday's win over the Jets early with a biceps injury. The Cardinals expect Jones to miss some time, though it's not yet clear how much. It appears that Jones is weighing his options and hoping to not miss the rest of the season. We'll keep an eye out for a return timeline. In the meantime, make sure you get a replacement for your IDP roster. Kylie Fitts came on for Jones against the Jets. He collected 3 tackles (2 solo) and 2 hurries.

Bengals WR A.J. Green suffered a hamstring injury in the 2nd half of Sunday's game vs. the Ravens. He was deemed doubtful to return, so don't expect to see him back out there. Green had already been getting out-played by rookie WR Tee Higgins over the past couple of weeks.

Cardinals S Chris Banjo (hamstring) is inactive for today's game against the Jets. That should leave Deionte Thompson starting in his place, next to returned starter Budda Baker. DL Jordan Phillips is active. He arrived questionable with an illness but is available as a lower-level IDP option.

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