Shark Bites

RB Kareem Hunt went unclaimed on waivers on Monday. He's now a free agent. "Several teams" considering claiming Hunt, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, but they all ultimately decided against it. It obviously would have brought a media backlash. And Hunt is facing a lengthy suspension anyway. We're guessing that he'll get another shot in the NFL -- he's an elite talent and just 23 -- but that's certainly not guaranteed. Hunt is worth stashing on dynasty rosters, though.

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports that former Chiefs RB Kareem Hunt faces a suspension of more than 6 games as the NFL investigates 2 separate incidents. We wouldn't expect Hunt to get another shot with any team until this is resolved. We'll see whether his career continues after that.

And now the Chiefs have announced they're releasing RB Kareem Hunt. It's a stunning fall overall but not a shocking development given today's video release. We'll see if Hunt gets claimed on waivers like Reuben Foster did recently. Either way, Spencer Ware is your starting RB in K.C. for the rest of 2018. Damien Williams sits behind him on the depth chart and is worth a look in many leagues. Don't overreach/overpay to add Williams.

The league has placed Chiefs RB Kareem Hunt on the Commissioner's Exempt List after today's revelation of the video in which he's pushing and kicking a woman. That will sideline Hunt indefinitely, thrusting RB Spencer Ware into the starting role for Sunday's game against the Raiders. He needs to be picked up in all leagues immediately. This might signal the end of Hunt's season.

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The Chiefs sent RB Kareem Hunt home after learning of the release of a video showing him abusing a woman back in February, ESPN's Dan Graziano reports. Both the team and the league are surely considering what action to take here. "Most likely short-term resolution is that Hunt would be placed on the commissioner's exempt list pending a final decision," Graziano adds. Hunt's status for this weekend's game against the Raiders is murky. If he doesn't play, Spencer Ware would step in as Kansas City's lead back and be a borderline RB1 in fantasy lineups.

Video has emerged of Chiefs RB Kareem Hunt assaulting a woman at a Cleveland hotel in February. We heard rumblings about this during the summer, but nothing has come of it since. There have been no charges filed against Hunt, and the league never issued a statement on the situation. That might change now that the video is out. It's eerily similar to the Ray Rice debacle. Rice, of course, was suspended indefinitely only after video of his incident emerged. We'll see what comes of this, but Chiefs #2 RB Spencer Ware needs to be owned in all fantasy leagues.

The Bills have released QB Nathan Peterman. The 2017 5th-rounder finishes his Buffalo career with a 52.3% completion rate, 3 TDs and 12 INTs in 8 appearances. His 9.2% INT rate is the 8th worst among 444 QBs who have attempted 100+ passes since the 1970 merger. For his sake, we hope Peterman never plays another down in the NFL.

The Chargers have released K Caleb Sturgis after he missed a FG and 2 XPs in Sunday's win over the Seahawks. We'll see if L.A. goes back to K Mike Badgley or signs someone else.

Update: The Chargers have promoted Badgley from the practice squad. He nailed all 3 of his FG tries and 7 XPs in 2 appearances this season. He'll be a serviceable fantasy option going forward.

The Cardinals have released QB Sam Bradford, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. That shouldn't impact any but the deepest of fantasy football leagues. If that's where you play, though, then Mike Glennon now stands as Arizona's backup to Josh Rosen. We'd bet Bradford catches on somewhere else in a league that has dragged Derek Anderson and Tom Savage back into employment this year.

The Bills are expected to be forced to turn back to QB Nathan Peterman for Sunday's game against the Bears. QB Josh Allen has been ruled out with his elbow injury, while QB Derek Anderson is expected to miss Week 9 after sustaining a concussion in Monday night's loss to the Patriots. Peterman has thrown 4 INTs on just 32 attempts this season. He turns the Bears defense from a great fantasy play to an elite one.

The Chargers have released K Mike Badgley and will go back to K Caleb Sturgis, who's over his quad injury. Sturgis missed 3 FGs and 3 XPs across the first 5 weeks, so you should be able to do better in fantasy lineups.

The Bills are set to sign WR Terrelle Pryor, ESPN's Josina Anderson reports. Pryor was cut by the Jets after hurting his groin a couple of weeks ago. He flashed a couple of times this season, with lines of 4-84 and 5-57-1. A healthy Pryor should quickly carve out a significant role in Buffalo, but he won't be a fantasy option in the league's worst passing game.

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The Broncos have released QB Chad Kelly. The 2017 7th-round was arrested and charged with criminal trespassing early Tuesday morning after breaking into a residence. Kelly has NFL arm talent but a long history of off-field issues. Case Keenum should be safe as Denver's starting QB the rest of the season.

Chargers K Caleb Sturgis (quad) is inactive for this morning’s game against the Titans. Mike Badgley kicks again for Los Angeles.

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports that the Jets are releasing WR Terrelle Pryor today. Pryor reportedly has a tear in his groin that's expected to keep him out for 2 weeks. Schefter says the team will be interested in bringing him back once he's healthy. We'll see if other teams keep that from happening in the meantime.

Jets WR Terrelle Pryor (groin) is listed as doubtful for this weekend’s game against the Vikings. He shouldn’t be in fantasy lineups. WR Robby Anderson (hamstring) isn’t on the final injury report after putting in full practices on Thursday and Friday. Likely to see a bunch of CB Xavier Rhodes on Sunday, Anderson is a risky fantasy play. WR Quincy Enunwa is out with his high-ankle sprain.

Chargers K Caleb Sturgis (quad) is questionable for Sunday morning’s game against the Titans after a limited week of practice. Mike Badgley will again kick for L.A. if Sturgis can’t go. Avoid the situation in Week 7 fantasy lineups.

Chargers K Caleb Sturgis (quad) is listed as questionable for Sunday’s game against the Browns. L.A. signed K Mike Badgley as insurance earlier this week. Avoid this situation in Week 6 fantasy lineups.

Chargers K Caleb Sturgis is sidelined with a strained quad, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports. The team signed K Mike Badgley, so it looks like Sturgis is in danger of missing this weekend's game against the Browns. Avoid the situation in Week 6 fantasy lineups.

The Jaguars have signed RB Jamaal Charles, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports. Charles is a big name but is unlikely to be a fantasy factor. He's 31 now and has averaged just 4.1 yards per carry over the past 2 seasons. He doesn't figure to see more than a handful of touches behind T.J. Yeldon in the short term.

 
 
 

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