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Rams WR Brandin Cooks has cleared the concussion protocol, according to ESPN's Lindsey Thiry. Barring a setback, Cooks will play against the Ravens on Monday night. Consider him a WR3 in that tough matchup.

Texans S Tashaun Gipson (back) is active for tonight's game against the Colts. CB Bradley Roby (hamstring) is out. Neither is much of an IDP factor.

Patriots WR Phillip Dorsett (concussion) returned to a limited practice on Thursday. That gives him a shot to get cleared in time for Sunday's game against the Cowboys. If Dorsett plays, he figures to serve as New England's #2 WR with Mohamed Sanu out with his ankle injury.

The Texans have ruled S Justin Reid (concussion) out for Thursday night's game against the Colts. S Tashaun Gipson (back) and CB Bradley Roby (hamstring) are questionable. Gipson returned for last week's loss to Baltimore after missing the previous 2 contests. Roby has missed the past 4 games.

Rams WR Brandin Cooks (concussion) is expected to return for Monday night's game against the Ravens, HC Sean McVay said. Cooks has been out since sustaining the 4th documented concussion of his career and his 2nd this year back in Week 8. He averaged 6.3 targets, 3.9 catches and 57 yards across the first 7 games of the season. We'll track his status throughout the week.

Colts HC Frank Reich said that RB Marlon Mack had surgery on his fractured hand on Monday morning. There's not yet a timetable for his return, but we should get one soon. Fantasy owners should be bracing for Mack to miss multiple games. With RB Jordan Wilkins dealing with an ankle injury, Jonathan Williams and Nyheim Hines are the Colts' healthy RBs for Thursday night's game against the Texans.

Update: NFL Network's Ian Rapoport hears that Mack is expected to miss a "few weeks" beyond Thursday night's game.

Patriots WR Phillip Dorsett sustained a concussion on his 3rd-quarter TD against the Eagles on Sunday. It's his 1st documented concussion. We'll track Dorsett's progress through the protocol this coming week. His absence would free up snaps for rookies N'Keal Harry and Jakobi Meyers.

Colts RB Marlon Mack suffered a fractured hand in Sunday’s win over Jacksonville. Jordan Wilkins sat out today with an ankle injury, so the Colts might need to roll out a Jonathan Williams-Nyheim Hines tandem Thursday against Houston. Williams was particularly impressive against the Jags on Sunday, rushing 13 times for 116 yards.

Colts RB Marlon Mack was knocked out of Sunday's game against the Jaguars with a hand injury and won't return. RB Jordan Wilkins (ankle) is inactive today, leaving Indy with RBs Nyheim Hines and Jonathan Williams.

Bills DE Jerry Hughes (groin) is active for today's game against the Dolphins. He reportedly tweaked an existing groin issue in practice this week but still carries big sack upside into the matchup with Miami. Hughes is worth a shot in IDP lineups in most cases where you're considering him.

Bills DE Jerry Hughes is questionable for Sunday's game against the Dolphins. He left Thursday's practice early with a groin injury that then kept him out Friday. "He's day to day," HC Sean McDermott said Friday, according to the team website. "He's had a little bit of (a groin issue) before, but it kind of flared up." We'll check Hughes' status Sunday morning.

The Buccaneers on Tuesday waived starting CB Vernon Hargreaves. Tampa Bay drafted Hargreaves 11th overall in 2016, but he has never lived up to that status. Hargreaves leaves the Bucs with 2 career INTs through 3.5 seasons, though he did lose nearly all of 2018 to injury. Bucs coaches yanked the veteran from Sunday's win over the Cardinals for lack of effort. Jamel Dean stepped in for Hargreaves in that game, but Carlton Davis should rejoin the lineup across from rookie Sean Murphy-Bunting when he returns from a hip injury.

Rams WR Brandin Cooks (concussion) is out for Sunday night's game against the Bears. He returned to a limited practice last Friday, but this early rule-out suggests he's not close to gaining full clearance. With Cooks sidelined last week, WR Josh Reynolds played 95% of the Rams' offensive snaps and saw 5 targets.

Rams WR Brandin Cooks (concussion) returned to a limited practice on Friday. “Part of the advice is just keep a normal rhythm and routine for him, staying active, avoiding some of those collision-type things," HC Sean McVay said. "This has been part of the advice that wanted to follow, and it’s part of the plan to hopefully getting him back on the field.” Cooks is out for Sunday's game against the Steelers but seemingly has a shot to be cleared for Week 11.

Jets LB Neville Hewitt (neck, knee) took part in a limited practice Wednesday. That's an improvement over last week, when he sat out Wednesday and Thursday before a limited Friday workout. Hewitt hit that weekend "doubtful" and was inactive vs. the Dolphins. He spent the previous week putting in limited practices, though, before sitting out that game. So we'll need to watch Hewitt through the week to see if he can get back for Sunday's clash with the Dolphins. If Hewitt plays, he'd likely push Brandon Copeland back out of the lineup.

Rams WR Brandin Cooks (concussion) is out for Sunday's game against the Steelers. He's likely looking at an extended absence after sustaining the 4th documented concussion of his career and 2nd this year. Josh Reynolds will step in as Los Angeles' #3 WR for however long Cooks is out. In 8 games in which he's played 80+% of the offensive snaps over the past 2 seasons, Reynolds has averaged 6.6 targets, 3.4 catches, 49.3 yards and .75 TDs.

Broncos DE DeMarcus Walker (shoulder) is inactive for today's game against the Browns.

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport hears that Rams WR Brandin Cooks' visit with a concussion specialist was "positive." His latest concussion won't "necessitate a long-term recovery," but the team will remain cautious with its star WR. We'd still consider Cooks unlikely to play next week, but it at least sounds like he'll be back this season.

Rams WR Brandin Cooks is visiting a concussion specialist in Pittsburgh this week, HC Sean McVay said. Cooks suffered his 4th documented concussion and his 2nd in the past month in Sunday's win over the Bengals. “I think we are just taking it a day at a time,” McVay said. “At least try to get some information to Brandin and then, we can make a decision that is best for him. Anytime that you have something like this occur, you want to consider the human being first and foremost, and that’s what we are going to do, take our time. No question, it will be something that we are going to be smart with." Cooks is likely looking at an extended absence here. Josh Reynolds will step in as Los Angeles' #3 WR and is worth an add in deeper fantasy leagues.

Panthers QB Kyle Allen will start this weekend's game against the Titans, HC Ron Rivera said Monday. QB Cam Newton (foot) is still “in the middle of his rehab," Rivera added. NFL Network's Ian Rapoport believes Newton is "more than a week away" from returning. After a solid couple of games, Allen has completed just 56.6% of his passes and averaged 5.7 yards per attempt over the past 3. He's just a low-end QB2 for Week 9.

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