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Patriots LB Kyle Van Noy is inactive for tonight's game against the Dolphins. If that leaves you without a LB, Patriots Eric Lee can be an emergency fill-in.

Patriots LB Kyle Van Noy (calf) is active for today's game against the Bills. Use him as you normally would in your IDP lineups for a high-upside matchup.

Patriots DE Trey Flowers (rib) and LB Kyle Van Noy (calf) are questionable for Sunday's game in Buffalo. Both players put in limited practices all week, though. We'd bet on them playing but will confirm their status Sunday morning.

Patriots S Patrick Chung (ankle) is questionable for Sunday's game against the Dolphins. He missed practice Wednesday but returned for Thursday and Friday workouts. We'll update his status Sunday morning.

Patriots QB Tom Brady (Achilles) was limited in practice this week but isn’t listed on the final injury report. There’s never been any concern about the Achilles issue. Brady is safe to fire up as an elite QB1 against the Dolphins on Sunday.

Patriots QB Tom Brady (Achilles) returned to a limited practice on Thursday. There's been no indication that the Achilles issue is anything to worry about. Brady remains an elite QB1 for this weekend's pristine matchup against Miami.

Patriots QB Tom Brady did not practice on Wednesday with an Achilles injury. NFL Network's Ian Rapoport hears that Brady is "fine." There's no reason to worry about his Week 12 status at this point, but we'll continue to keep a close eye on the situation.

The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports that Browns OLB Jamie Collins will miss the rest of the season after tearing his right MCL in Sunday's loss to the Lions. That positions James Burgess to assume Collins' starting role, but he doesn't bring anywhere near the scoring upside.

Browns OLB Jamie Collins left Sunday's game against the Lions in the 1st quarter with a knee injury and is questionable to return.

It looks like the rain will stay away for most of today's Chargers-Patriots game. Winds of 16-17 mph are expected, though, with occasional gusts over 40. That could impact deep passes and kicks. We're not adjusting projections for this game, but keep the weather in mind if deciding between 2 similarly ranked players.

The Browns have ruled CB Jason McCourty (ankle) out for the 2nd straight game. That leaves Cleveland without its top cover guy and enhances the matchup for Vikings WR Stefon Diggs.

Ravens TE Ben Watson (knee) is active for tonight's game against the Dolphins. He didn't practice on Tuesday or Wednesday, making him a risky Week 8 fantasy play.

Ravens TE Ben Watson (knee) is listed as questionable for Thursday night's game against the Dolphins. He's been on the injury report for most of the season, but it's worth noting that he didn't practice on Tuesday or Wednesday. You'll need to check back around 7 pm ET tomorrow to see if Watson will give it a go vs. Miami.

Colts OLB John Simon left Sunday's loss to the Jaguars early with a shoulder stinger, and it sounds significant. HC Chuck Pagano told reporters Monday that Simon will "miss some time." That at least puts a key pass rusher and edge run defender out for this weekend's trip to Cincinnati.

Browns CB Jason McCourty (ankle) is inactive for today's game against the Titans. That helps the fantasy outlook for Tennessee WR Rishard Matthews. McCourty has graded out as 1 of the league's top cover corners this season, according to Pro Football Focus. S Jabrill Peppers (toe) is also inactive for the game.

Browns CB Jason McCourty is questionable for Sunday's game against the Titans. He suffered an ankle injury in Thursday's practice and then sat out Friday's workout completely. If he misses the game, it'll help the fantasy outlook for Titans WR Rishard Matthews. Even if McCourty plays, he's not likely to be at full effectiveness.

Patriots RB Rex Burkhead (ribs) practiced all week and was removed from the final injury report. He should be active for Sunday night’s game against the Falcons. Burkhead’s role is completely unclear after missing the past 4 weeks. He’s worth monitoring but can’t be trusted in Week 7 fantasy lineups.

Falcons WR Mohamed Sanu (hamstring) is not listed on the final Week 7 injury report. He’ll play in Sunday night’s plus matchup against the Patriots. Sanu has averaged 7 targets in 3 full games this season and is in the WR3 discussion this week.

Falcons WR Mohamed Sanu (hamstring) returned to practice on Wednesday. It puts him on track to play against the Patriots on Sunday night. Sanu will be in the WR3 mix for that plus matchup.

Patriots RB Rex Burkhead (ribs) has been downgraded to out for Sunday's game vs. the Jets. It'll be his 4th straight missed game. Mike Gillislee, James White and Dion Lewis will continue to handle backfield duties for New England.

 
 
 

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