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The Seahawks don't yet know whether S Jamal Adams will be ready to return for Sunday's game at Arizona. "It's a long season, and we'd love to have him back as soon as we can get him but we want him back when he's right and back for the long haul," HC Pete Carroll said Monday, according to Seahawks Wire. Adams missed the past 2 games with a groin injury, before Seattle's Week 6 bye. If he can't play in Week 7, then Ryan Neal would fill in once again. Neal has tallied 14 tackles (11 solo) over the past 2 games -- plus 3 passes defensed, including an INT. Neal would be in play for IDP lineups if Adams sits again.

The Chargers on Monday designated DE Melvin Ingram to return from IR. That gives the team 3 weeks to decide whether to activate Ingram or shut him down for the season. Ingram landed on IR with knee trouble but could return to action as soon as Sunday against the Jaguars. If he makes it back for that game, Ingram would be in serious consideration for IDP lineups. He's at least worth grabbing where available in leagues that start more than 1 D-lineman.

Ravens HC John Harbaugh said RB Mark Ingram's ankle injury is not "significant" and that he has a "chance" to play against the Steelers after the Week 7 bye. So it sounds like Ingram avoided a serious injury. We'll track his status when Baltimore returns from the bye next week.

Cowboys LB Leighton Vander Esch is active for tonight's game against the Cardinals. It will mark his 1st action since he suffered a collarbone fracture in the opener.

Niners RB Raheem Mostert sustained a high-ankle sprain in Sunday night's win over the Rams and is headed to IR, according to Grant Cohn of SI.com. That means he'll miss at least 3 games. We'll see beyond that. Jerick McKinnon is the guy we know will be involved in replacing Mostert for Sunday's game at New England. He garnered just 8 touches for 28 total yards against the Rams, though. Jeff Wilson missed Week 6 with a calf injury he suffered during the practice week. That left rookie JaMycal Hasty working in his place against the Rams. Tevin Coleman is eligible to come off IR for Week 7, but we don't yet know whether his sprained knee will be ready. We'll see how this backfield picture develops through the week.

Update: HC Kyle Shanahan says Mostert will "most likely" be placed on IR. So it's apparently not definite just yet.

The Titans have activated WR Corey Davis off the COVID list. That makes him available for Sunday's game against Pittsburgh. Davis has seen 8, 5 and 6 targets in his 3 games so far this season. He'll be in contention for at least WR4-level usage in fantasy lineups for Week 7.

Bills LB Matt Milano (pec) is inactive for the 2nd straight game tonight against the Chiefs. Tyrel Dodson should start in his place. Dodson played 91% of the snaps vs. Tennessee in Week 5, with Milano out. Bills CB Tre'Davious White (back) is active. He finished the week with a pair of full practices and should be good to go for IDP lineups.

Bills WR John Brown (knee) is active for tonight's game against the Chiefs. He was a full-go in Thursday and Friday's practices but limited on Saturday, so it's unclear how close to 100% he is. Consider Brown a risk/reward WR3 tonight.

Steelers CB Mike Hilton left Sunday's win over the Browns early with a shoulder injury. He's headed for further evaluation this week, so we'll see about his outlook. Hilton has been a top-shelf fantasy producer among DBs so far this season.

The Cowboys have activated LB Leighton Vander Esch from IR. That falls in line with last week's word from HC Mike McCarthy that Vander Esch was trending toward facing the Cardinals tonight. We'll confirm LVE's active status closer to game time. It's tough to know whether he'll jump back to full playing time right away. But Vander Esch's activation puts him ahead of Joe Thomas as an IDP option for Week 6.

ESPN's Chris Mortensen reports that the Eagles expect RB Miles Sanders to miss Thursday night's game against the Giants with the knee injury that knocked him out early against the Ravens. We'll see about Sanders' return timeline beyond that. Boston Scott should be picked up this week just about anywhere he's available. Expect him to land inside the top 30 RBs across formats in our Week 7 fantasy football rankings. Corey Clement could be a pickup option for deeper leagues, but he has done little this season. Even with Sanders out at Washington in Week 1 and Scott's production lacking, Clement went just 6-19 rushing and caught 2 passes for 2 yards.

Update: ESPN's Adam Schefter says Sanders is expected to miss 1-2 weeks.

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.

Jaguars LB Myles Jack left Sunday's loss to the Lions early after aggravating his sprained ankle. We'll see whether it was a significant setback for Jack or a matter of the team erring on the side of caution late in a lopsided loss. Jack did make it through 75% of the defensive snaps before exiting. We'll watch his participation in practice this week. If Jack misses further time, new acquisition Kamalei Correa looks like the replacement plan -- at least from a playing-time standpoint -- over Dakota Allen.

Titans TE Jonnu Smith has a "minor" ankle sprain and is considered questionable for Sunday's game against the Steelers, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports. It's relatively good news. Smith owners should line up a replacement for Week 7, but it doesn't sound like he'll be out beyond that.

Panthers S Juston Burris left Sunday's loss to the Bears with a rib injury and did not return. We'll see about his status heading into the Week 7 game at New Orleans.

Niners RB Raheem Mostert left Sunday night's game against the Rams with a left ankle injury. The team ruled him out for the rest of the game, which isn't great news for his Week 7 outlook. We'll watch for further updates on his status. If Mostert misses further time, Jerick McKinnon and Jeff Wilson would step back to prominence. Tevin Coleman should also be nearing a return from the knee sprain that has kept him from playing since Week 2.

Dolphins WR DeVante Parker suffered a groin injury in the 2nd half of Sunday's game against the Jets. He was deemed questionable to return but never did in what was an easy Miami win. We'll look for an update on Parker tomorrow. He at least gets a Week 7 bye to heal up.

49ers RB Jeff Wilson (calf) is inactive for tonight's game against the Rams. He played 23% of the offensive snaps and handled 4 carries with 1 target last week, so his absence opens up a little more work for RBs Raheem Mostert and Jerick McKinnon.

Steelers ILB Devin Bush tore his left ACL in Sunday's win over the Browns, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. Robert Spillane filled in for Bush against Cleveland and figures to take over the starting job, but we'd bet on starter Vince Williams seeing increased playing time and leading the position in that category going forward.

Browns HC Kevin Stefanski said he pulled QB Baker Mayfield from Sunday's game in Pittsburgh because of his rib injury and that Mayfield is still the starter when healthy. We'll keep an eye on Mayfield's status this coming week. He has a much easier Week 7 draw vs. the Bengals.

 
 
 

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