Washington ILB Will Compton (knee) is doubtful for Monday night's game against the Panthers. IDP owners should expect to be without him. Teammate Mason Foster racked up a season-high 12 solo tackles plus a sack last week, when Compton left early in the win over the Eagles.
Dolphins QB Ryan Tannehill (knee) is out for Saturday night’s game against the Jets. QB Matt Moore will make his 1st start since 2011. He’s a bottom-barrel QB2, despite the plus matchup.
Dolphins QB Ryan Tannehill escaped Sunday's win over the Cardinals with only a sprained ACL and MCL, HC Adam Gase said Monday. He was believed to have torn his ACL. Gase added that "it doesn't look" like Tannehill will need surgery, but it remains uncertain if he'll be able to play again this season. We'd still bet on him missing multiple weeks and consider QB Matt Moore a lock to start Saturday night's game against the Jets.
Facing Arizona, Dolphins QB Ryan Tannehill completed 15 of 20 passes for 195 yards, 3 TDs and 1 INT. He played well despite rain falling for most of the day in Miami. The bad news is he suffered a potentially serious knee (ACL) injury after taking a hit from DL Calais Campbell in the 2nd half. Veteran backup Matt Moore finished Sunday’s game and completed 3 of 5 attempts for 47 yards. He'd only be worth a look in 2-QB leagues for upcoming road games at the Jets and Bills.
Washington ILB Will Compton left in the 3rd quarter of Sunday's win over the Eagles with a knee injury. Compton said afterward that he's "optimistic" it won't prove to be serious, according to Brian McNally of 106.7 The Fan in Washington, D.C. ESPN reports he'll have an MRI on Monday. We'll see what the tests say.
Dolphins insider Andy Slater reports that QB Ryan Tannehill tore his ACL in Sunday's game against the Cardinals. He returned to the sideline after the injury and was visibly upset, so the report makes sense. Tannehill's 2016 season is over, and he'll have just about 9 months to get ready for the start of the 2017 campaign. QB Matt Moore will take over for Miami the rest of the way. He completed 3 of 5 passes for 47 yards in relief of Tannehill today, leading his squad to a game-winning FG. Moore is a respectable NFL backup and might not be a huge downgrade from Tannehill.
Dolphins QB Ryan Tannehill suffered what appeared to be a left knee injury in the 3rd quarter of Sunday's game against the Cardinals. He headed to the locker room with trainers with a slight limp. We'll update Tannehill's status when we learn more.
The Saints announced Friday that S Kenny Vaccaro has dropped his appeal of a 4-game suspension for a PED violation. That means he'll miss the final 4 weeks to serve the ban. Vonn Bell has already been a full-time player with Vaccaro around, and Jairus Byrd has been near that level. We'll see exactly what New Orleans will do to fill in for Vaccaro.
The Steelers have activated OLB Bud Dupree from the PUP list. A groin injury cost him the 1st 9 games, but the 2nd-year pass rusher is on the active roster for Sunday's trip to Cleveland. We'll see what kind of role he's coming back to, though he'll likely work into a rotation. Dupree carries more pass-rushing upside than any other OLB on Pittsburgh's roster but is more of a long-term IDP option than a strong candidate for 2016 value.
After sitting out on Wednesday and Thursday, Titans RB Derrick Henry (calf) put in a full practice on Friday. “I am ready," he said afterward. “It felt good." The rookie will play against the Packers this weekend but doesn't figure to see more than a handful of touches behind DeMarco Murray.
Titans RB Derrick Henry has been diagnosed with a strained calf, HC Mike Mularkey announced Monday. “That is kind of an injury where a lot of it is pain tolerance," Mularkey added. "It could be a day, it could be up to a couple of weeks." We’ll keep an eye on Henry throughout the week, but he shouldn't be in your Week 10 fantasy plans. Antonio Andrews will serve as Tennessee's #2 RB if Henry misses more time.
Titans RB Derrick Henry injured his calf in the 1st half of Sunday's game against the Chargers. He's questionable to return. We'll update his status when we learn more.
Titans HC Mike Mularkey told The Tennessean that he wants to get RB Derrick Henry "more involved" on offense, though he says it'll depend on game flow. Henry carried a season-high 16 times in last Thursday's dominating win over Jacksonville, when DeMarco Murray spent the 2nd half dealing with a toe injury. Murray was limited Wednesday, but the fact that he's participating -- and played at all in the 2nd half of last week's blowout -- suggests Murray will be healthy enough for a normal workload Sunday. San Diego, however, might present a good matchup for a run-heavy approach. The Chargers lost ILBs Jatavis Brown and Denzel Perryman to injury at Denver last week. They're down to rookie Joshua Perry and Korey Toomer, who began the year on Oakland's practice squad, at the position. Henry presents some deep upside for fantasy owners dealing with the second 6-team bye. He's also a good stash in general and would likely become a weekly starter if Murray went down.
Saints S Kenny Vaccaro sat out practice Thursday with an ankle issue that knocked him temporarily out of Sunday's loss to the Giants. Vaccaro suffered the injury in the middle of the 3rd quarter, though, yet missed only 6 total defensive snaps. We'd bet on him being OK to play Monday night against the Falcons, but we'll have to watch his status through the weekend. Given the Monday-night kickoff, we'll hope to get a meaningful update before the Sunday games.
Dolphins QB Ryan Tannehill is "comfortable" in HC Adam Gase's offense, he told reporters on Monday. "I feel in charge of our offense now, in command of what we're doing out there," Tannehill added. "I feel like I have a good handle on what we're trying to accomplish and what we're doing. It's fun. It's fun to get out there and get up to the line, get our guys in the right spots and keep the pressure on the defense." This is Tannehill's 3rd different offense over the past 5 years. But Gase is known for adjusting his system to the personnel. Tannehill certainly looked comfy in Miami's 3rd preseason game, completing 20 of 29 passes (69%) for 155 yards in 1 half of action. He has a tough start to the season with games in Seattle and New England but should emerge as a spot-start option after that.
The Falcons expect OLB Vic Beasley to play in Thursday's 3rd exhibition game, according to the Atlanta Journal Constitution. Beasley missed the 2nd preseason game because of shoulder trouble, but it's apparently not related to the torn labrum that affected his play last year. It'd be good to get a full look at Beasley in his new position for IDP purposes. The Falcons' team D needs an effected Beasley to improve it's overall value.
According to Titans insider Jim Wyatt, RB Derrick Henry “continues to catch the ball well out of the backfield.” HC Mike Mularkey, meanwhile, offered a critique of Henry’s game. “I will say this about Derrick,’’ Mularkey said. “I don't think he's a fast starter. I've got to talk to him about that tempo period because we've got a bunch of guys up front that are creating things for him and he's not hitting it like I'd like to see him hit it. Later in the practice—I hope that's not the case in games. We need him to be full-strength. As soon as we call his number, he needs to hit things better.” This is hardly a surprise given Henry’s massive size, but it certainly bears watching in preseason action.
Pass-catching ability is 1 of the biggest question marks about Titans rookie RB Derrick Henry. He totaled just 17 grabs in 3 seasons at Alabama. But he's impressed his HC in that facet this spring. “He’s beaten guys that were cover guys,’’ Mike Mularkey said of Henry's work in OTAs. “So I have been very impressed with him. I am not sure why they did or didn’t do it (at Alabama). They were pretty happy with just handing it to him to get the production. But he certainly has some good hands. … And he is a big body to get the ball to.” Other Alabama RBs, such as Eddie Lacy and T.J. Yeldon, have proven to be better receivers than they were allowed to show in college. We're not betting on Henry emerging as a high-end pass-catcher -- and we're not overrating his work in OTAs. But he just needs to be serviceable enough in the passing game to stay on the field for all 3 downs.
According to The Miami Herald, Dolphins HC Adam Gase has "really high" confidence that DE Cameron Wake will be ready for the start of training camp. Wake tore his left Achilles' tendon in an Oct. 29 loss at New England, but has reportedly been impressing in his return so far. "He has been doing some things in the OTA practices that makes me feel like he’s right on track," Gase said. "It’s probably us holding him back more than him saying, ‘I can’t do something.’” We'll see how Wake looks and holds up this summer, but this is obviously good news for one of the league's top pass rushers. An active Wake will be worth taking a chance on in IDP drafts this summer, though he probably won't crack the top 10 in our DL rankings.
The Falcons announced recently that 2015 top pick Vic Beasley will move from DE to strong-side LB this year. According to the Atlanta Journal Constitution, Beasley went along with the plan before totally buying in. But he seems fully on board after his 1st team workouts at the new spot. "I played a little bit of linebacker in college, but it’s different in the league," Beasley said. "There are more responsibilities, but I’m off to a great start with it.” He's expected to play early downs at OLB in the Falcons' base 4-3 but still rush from a DE position in nickel packages. That's similar to what Von Miller does in Denver. Beasley has reportedly been studying Miller on film. It would be foolish to expect the same level of sack production, but Beasley certainly presents 10+ sack potential. The position switch hurts his fantasy value just because of relative scarcity at the 2 spots, but the new spot might also help the 245-pounder hold up as an every-down player.
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