Jets QB Sam Darnold (toe) returned to a full practice on Thursday after sitting out on Wednesday. The toe never sounded like a real concern. But Darnold remains tough to trust in Week 8 fantasy lineups after Monday night's 4-INT debacle.
Jets QB Sam Darnold didn't practice on Wednesday due to a toe injury. HC Adam Gase didn't sound concerned about his QB's availability for this weekend's game against the Jaguars, but it's just another reason to avoid Darnold after Monday night's debacle.
Cardinals LBs Haason Reddick (shoulder) and Terrell Suggs (back) are active for today's game against the Falcons. So both are in play for your IDP lineups if you were waiting for them.
Panthers CB Donte Jackson (groin) is inactive for today's game against the Buccaneers. S Eric Reid (ankle) and LB Shaq Thompson (ankle) are active after entering the day questionable. They should be OK to use in IDP lineups.
The Panthers have deemed LB Shaq Thompson (ankle), S Eric Reid (ankle) and CB Donte Jackson (groin) questionable for Sunday morning's game in London. Thompson and Reid both put in limited practices the past 2 days after beginning the week on the sideline. Jackson practiced the first 2 days but then was limited Friday. He missed the past 2 games with the groin injury and shouldn't be in IDP lineups. We'll check on the other 2 Sunday morning, when inactives for that game arrive at 8 a.m. ET.
Panthers RB Christian McCaffrey (back) isn't listed on the final Week 6 injury report. He didn't practice on Wednesday, but HC Ron Rivera said that giving CMC Wednesdays off will be the norm going forward. He put in full workouts on Thursday and Friday. Expect McCaffrey to play his usual workhorse role in London on Sunday morning.
Panthers HC Ron Rivera said that RB Christian McCaffrey's back is "a little sore" but that he's "doing just fine." CMC sat out Wednesday's practice, but Rivera said that'll be the new normal going forward. It's a smart move by the Panthers considering they've fed McCaffrey 27.2 touches per game. He remains a locked-in RB1 for Sunday's game against the Bucs.
Panthers RB Christian McCaffrey missed Wednesday's practice and was listed on the injury report with a back. He was sidelined late in last week's win over the Jaguars with what was reported as cramps, but it looks like there might be more to it. We'll get another update on CMC tomorrow. RB Reggie Bonnafon is his handcuff.
Jets QB Sam Darnold (mono) has been cleared to play, according to NFL Network's Tom Pelissero. So he'll return for Sunday's game against the Cowboys after missing the last 3 games and 4 weeks. It's obviously a huge boost to a Jets passing game that had been forced to turn to QB Luke Falk. Darnold's return puts WRs Robby Anderson and Jamison Crowder back on the fantasy radar, although we'd still try to take a wait-and-see approach with this passing game for now.
Panthers Edge Brian Burns (wrist), DT Gerald McCoy (knee) and S Eric Reid (ankle) are active for today's game against the Jaguars. Burns carries the most IDP intrigue among the 3.
Panthers Edge Brian Burns (wrist), DT Gerald McCoy (knee) and S Eric Reid (ankle) are all expected to play against the Jaguars today, NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports. McCoy isn't much of an IDP option even when healthy. Reid managed just 1 limited practice this week and looks like a high-risk, low-reward fantasy play. Burns carries the most upside against a Jags offense allowing the league's 11th highest sack rate. Two of Jacksonville's past 3 opponents have notched 4+ sacks.
The Panthers will go without CB Donte Jackson for the 2nd straight week this Sunday. He's out with a groin injury. DL Gerald McCoy, Edge Brian Burns and S Eric Reid are questionable. Reid (ankle) put in only a limited Friday practice and looks like a poor IDP bet even if he's active for the game. McCoy (knee) did not practice Thursday or Friday after practicing in full on Wednesday. Burns (wrist) didn't practice Wednesday or Thursday but then put in a full workout Friday. He'll be the guy to watch Sunday morning, with an upside sack matchup against the Jaguars.
The Jets have ruled QB Sam Darnold out for Sunday's game against the Eagles. He reportedly took plenty of practice reps this week, but the swelling in his spleen has not yet decreased to the point where it's safe for him to return to contact. That means another Luke Falk start for the Jets and a tremendous fantasy matchup for the Eagles' team defense.
Jets QB Sam Darnold (mono) remained limited in Thursday's practice. "It's a tough thing because you want to stay safe," Darnold said afterward. "I want to make sure I'm safe out there and I'm not gonna die." We're not expecting Darnold to play against the Eagles this weekend, leaving Luke Falk under center again.
Jets QB Sam Darnold (mono) was officially limited in Wednesday's practice. Last we heard, he still hadn't been cleared for contact. Consider Darnold no better than 50/50 to return for this weekend's game against the Eagles.
The Panthers are placing DT Kawann Short on IR with a partially torn rotator cuff that will require surgery, according to NFL Network's Tom Pelissero. Short missed Sunday's win at Houston, and his absence certainly didn't seem to hurt the defense overall. The fill-in plan looks like a rotation. Only Dontari Poe and Gerald McCoy played more than 18 interior snaps against the Texans, and neither saw his playing time grow. Kyle Love, Vernon Butler and Efe Obada mixed in as well.
Jets QB Sam Darnold (mono) has been cleared for non-contact drills, HC Adam Gase said Monday. "Not quite the all-clear they were hoping for," Ian Rapoport tweets. It sounds like Darnold is still iffy to be ready for this weekend's game against the Eagles. We'll continue to monitor his progress.
The Panthers will face the Texans today without CB Donte Jackson (groin) and DT Kawann Short (shoulder). Both are inactive after entering the day questionable. Their absences ding a defense already facing 1 of the league's more high-powered offenses. DE Bruce Irvin will play for the first time this season. He also entered questionable with a hamstring injury. We'll see how his return affects the playing time of rookie Brian Burns. The rookie should be your IDP play for Week 4, though, in an upside spot.
Panthers DT Kawann Short (shoulder) is inactive for today's game against the Cardinals. Short has garnered the top overall Pro Football Focus grade among Panthers starting D-linemen so far, rating higher as a pass-rusher than run defender. His absence doesn't significantly alter the fantasy outlook but certainly doesn't hurt Cardinals fantasy options.
Seahawks WR David Moore (shoulder) is set to make his 2019 debut on Sunday against the Saints. He figures to slide in as Seattle’s #3 WR and isn’t a fantasy option. We don’t expect Moore to cut into WR D.K. Metcalf’s snaps.
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