Shark Bites

Lions DE Ezekiel Ansah is questionable for Sunday's game against the Seahawks. He put in limited practices all week with the shoulder issue that has kept him out since Week 1. We'll see if he's finally ready to play. It's obviously tough to trust Ansah in IDP lineups even if he's active, but we'll check his status Sunday morning.

Washington CB Quinton Dunbar is questionable for Sunday’s game against the Giants. He looks more iffy than that, however, after missing practice all week. Dunbar is dealing with a nerve issue after getting kicked in 1 of his shins last week and missing Sunday’s win over Dallas

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

Washington CB Quinton Dunbar (shin) is inactive for today's game against the Cowboys. This change has no real fantasy impact beyond IDP owners who had been using him.

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Jaguars RB Carlos Hyde is inactive for today’s game against the Texans. He didn’t have quite enough time to get settled in after the trade to Jacksonville Friday. T.J. Yeldon will serve as the Jags’ lead back, with Jamaal Charles as the #2.

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport and James Palmer both hear that Jaguars RB Carlos Hyde might play against the Texans today -- just 2 days after being traded to Jacksonville. Per Palmer, Hyde arrived in Jacksonville around midnight on Friday and participated in Saturday's walkthrough. If he's active, he'd have a "small package of plays." Hyde obviously shouldn't be in Week 7 fantasy lineups. And his presence would be just a small ding to RB T.J. Yeldon's outlook.

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.

Washington CB Quinton Dunbar left Friday's practice early with a shin contusion and is questionable for Sunday's game against Dallas. ESPN's John Keim said HC Jay Gruden sounded "somewhat optimistic" about Dunbar's chances of playing. The 4:25 p.m. ET makes it tougher to wait on Dunbar for your IDP lineup, though, especially for an unspectacular scoring matchup with the Cowboys. We'll update his status Sunday afternoon for anyone who is waiting, though.

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.

The Browns are trading RB Carlos Hyde to Jacksonville in exchange for a mid-round draft pick, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports. This doesn't bode well for RB Leonard Fournette's return from his hamstring trouble. Hyde joins T.J. Yeldon in the Jaguars backfield for now, although it's unclear if Hyde will be active for this weekend's game against the Texans. Meanwhile, Nick Chubb takes over as the primary ball-carrier in Cleveland. The rookie has flashed in limited chances, averaging 10.8 yards on 16 carries. He immediately jumps into the RB2 mix.

UPDATE: The Browns are receiving a 5th-round pick.

11:10am EDT 10/14/18

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.

 
 
 

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