Shark Bites

Seahawks LB K.J. Wright practiced all week and is set to play Sunday. We’d expect him to start, though it’s tough to say whether Wright will be ready for a full snap share. He has been out since late August knee surgery. Wright’s in play for deep IDP leagues but not a strong Week 8 option in most cases

Seahawks TEs Nick Vannett (back) and Ed Dickson (quad) are both set to play against the Lions on Sunday. Vannett has been operating as Seattle’s lead TE, but Dickson could take over that role. Avoid the situation in Week 8 fantasy lineups.

The Lions have ruled DE Ezekiel Ansah (shoulder) out for Sunday’s game against the Dolphins. He still hasn’t seen the gameday field since Week 1, despite varying levels of practice participation.

Lions DE Ezekiel Ansah is questionable for Sunday's game against the Dolphins. He put in limited practices every day this week but also did so in Week 2, Week 3 and Week 5 before missing those games. We'll see about Ansah's status in his potential return from the Week 1 shoulder injury Sunday morning.

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Panthers TE Greg Olsen (foot) is active for today’s game against the Redskins. He’s a risky fantasy play in his 1st game back since breaking his foot 5 weeks ago.

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport confirms that Panthers TE Greg Olsen (foot) will play against the Redskins today. Rapoport adds that Olsen will draw the start -- which, frankly, doesn't mean much. It's still possible that Olsen is limited in his 1st game back since breaking his foot for the 2nd time in 13 months. Consider him a risky, low-end TE1 option.

The Panthers list TE Greg Olsen (foot) as questionable for this weekend's game against the Redskins. He practiced all week, including full workouts on Thursday and Friday. HC Ron Rivera said Friday that he "likes [Olsen's] chances" of playing. We'll get his official status by noon ET on Sunday. If active, he'll be a risk/reward fantasy starter.

Panthers TE Greg Olsen (foot) put in a full practice on Thursday, putting him on track to return for this weekend's game against the Redskins. The dearth of quality options at the position puts Olsen in the TE1 mix, but he's at major risk of re-injury. He's broken the same foot twice over the past 13 months.

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport hears that "there is confidence" that Panthers TE Greg Olsen (foot) will be back for next Sunday's game against the Redskins. That'd be just 5 weeks after he broke his right foot for the 2nd time. Olsen will be a big re-injury risk when he gets back out there. But the dearth of quality TE options will make him a strong option for plenty of fantasy teams.

Seahawks RB Chris Carson (hip) isn’t listed on the final injury report. He figures to return as Seattle’s lead back, but HC Pete Carroll said earlier this week that RB Mike Davis has earned a role going forward. That makes Carson just a RB3 or flex play vs. the Rams.

The Lions have ruled DE Ezekiel Ansah out for Sunday’s game against the Packers. It’ll be his 4th straight missed game for the shoulder injury suffered in Week 1

Seahawks RB Chris Carson (hip) put in a limited practice on Thursday after sitting out Wednesday's session. HC Pete Carroll expects Carson to play this weekend, and he's now trending in the right direction. We'll get another update on Carson tomorrow.

Panthers TE Greg Olsen returned to the practice field on Thursday, less than 4 weeks after re-fracturing his foot. Here's video of him running a route at something close to full speed. We're not expecting Olsen to play against the Giants on Sunday, but a Week 6 return looks possible. He's worth grabbing and stashing now if he's available in your league.

Seahawks RB Chris Carson (hip) did not practice on Wednesday. HC Pete Carroll said earlier in the day that he expected Carson back for this weekend's game against the Rams, but we wouldn't consider that a lock. The missed practice is especially notable after Carson got in 3 limited practices last week. We'll get another update on Thursday.

The league has suspended Seahawks LB Mychal Kendricks indefinitely because of the insider-trading case against him. We'll see how long that winds up lasting, but it means you can go ahead and drop him in IDP leagues. Unfortunately, LB K.J. Wright's knee still doesn't seem likely to be ready for Week 5. With just 1 more game between that and the Week 7 bye, we're likely looking at Week 8 for the earliest Wright availability.

Seahawks HC Pete Carroll expects RB Chris Carson (hip) to return for Sunday's game against the Rams. Carroll is always optimistic about his injured players, but Carson was a surprising Week 4 inactive after putting 3 limited practices. We'll monitor his status this week. It'll be interesting to see how Seattle divvies backfield work after RB Mike Davis ripped off 101 yards and 2 scores in yesterday's win over the Cardinals.

Seahawks TE Will Dissly tore his patellar tendon in Sunday's game against the Cardinals and is done for the year, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. Dissly flashed some surprising big-play ability in his abbreviated rookie season and is worth stashing in dynasty leagues. His absence leaves Nick Vannett as Seattle's top TE.

Seahawks TE Will Dissly was knocked out of Sunday's game against the Cardinals with a knee injury. That leaves Nick Vannett as Seattle's top TE. We'll look for an update on Dissly's situation.

Seahawks RB Chris Carson (hip) is inactive for today's game game against the Cardinals. That leaves rookie Rashaad Penny as Seattle’s likely lead back — and a RB3 or flex in fantasy lineups.

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Patriots WR Josh Gordon (hamstring) is active for today’s game against the Dolphins. He was limited in practice all week and figures to be on some type of snap count in his Pats debut. Gordon is just a fantasy flier.

 
 
 

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