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Oakland Raiders tight end Jared Cook is in line for another quiet night versus the Kansas City Chiefs on Thursday. What It Means: Cook has less than 5 total FanDuel points in his last two games, recording just 5 catches for 39 yards and a fumble in Weeks 5 and 6. Things don't get much better in Week 7 with the Chiefs holding opposing tight ends to just 6.5 FanDuel points per game, the 11th-lo ...

Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver A.J. Green is on pace for the best season of his career. What It Means: Green's career-best is 1,426 yards in 2013, and he's on pace for over 1,600 so far this season. He's averaging 100.8 yards off 10.2 targets per game, and has 3 touchdowns. In Week 7, he gets a tough test on the road in Pittsburgh. In Week 7, our models rank Green as the WR3, proj ...

Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliot has been issued a temporary restraining order and will be able to play in Week 7, per Kate Hairopoulos of the Dallas Morning News. What It Means: Here we go again. Elliott's suspension is on hold once again as the back has until October 30 to argue his case before Judge Katherine Fallia can rule on his motion when she returns from vacation the day be ...

Coming off his bye week, Buffalo Bills running back Lesean McCoy faces the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on the road in Week 7. What It Means: McCoy hasn't hit pay dirt through five games, but he is still top-10 in touches this season. He's averaging 93.6 total yards and 22.8 touches per game. In Week 7 against Tampa Bay, numberFire's models rank McCoy as the RB4, projecting him for 89.3 rus ...

Coming off a bye week, Buffalo Bills quarterback Tyrod Taylor faces the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on the road in Week 7. What It Means: According to numberFire's schedule-adjusted metrics, Tampa Bay ranks just 27th against the pass, although Taylor has performed better at home than on the road. Overall, through five games, he's averaged 182.0 passing yards and 24.2 rushing yards per game with ...

Indianapolis Colts running back Robert Turbin (arm) will miss the remainder of the season. What It Means: Turbin exited Monday Night Football with a nasty elbow injury after totaling 40 yards on 7 touches -- both season-highs. His absence should create more opportunity for rookie Marlon Mack, who saw just two touches in the Colts' Week 6 loss. Turbin turns 28 in December. In six games this se ...

Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz is the favorite to win the NFL MVP award through six weeks, according to Bovada. What It Means: While it might not be what many were expecting entering the season, it's a testament to how well Wentz has performed so far for the 5-1 Eagles. Wentz is averaging 264.0 passing yards per game, and has 13 touchdowns to just 3 interceptions. He'll loo ...

Washington Redskins kicker Dustin Hopkins (hip) was placed on injured reserve. What It Means: Hopkins will reportedly be eligible to return after eight games. 2016 undrafted free agent Nick Rose will take over as Washington's kicker. They face the Philadelphia Eagles on Monday Night Football in Week 7. Hopkins has gone 9-for-11 on field goals and 12-for-13 on extra points this season while av ...

Tennessee Titans head coach Mike Mularkey said the team's Week 6 timeshare at running back was a "good model." What It Means: Derrick Henry and DeMarco Murray each logged 39 snaps a piece in Week 6, but the second-year man was the superior runner, gaining 145 total yards to Murray's 87. Mularkey added that Henry has emerged as the team's "go-to" option in the fou ...

Marcus Mariota (hamstring) avoided any setbacks in Monday night's victory over the Indianapolis Colts. What It Means: Mariota went 23-of-32 in the contest while notching his first 300-yard passing performance of the season. His mobility was clearly limited, but that should improve with time. Mariota should be close to 100 percent for an attractive matchup with the Cleveland Browns in Week 7. ...

Tennessee Titans running back DeMarco Murray is dealing with hamstring tightness but will be active for Week 7 against the Cleveland Browns. What It Means: Murray was in and out of the game on Monday night due to injury and wound up playing the same amount of snaps (39) as Derrick Henry, who out-touched and out-produced his veteran teammate. Head coach Mike Mularkey indicated that this will be par ...

Dallas Cowboys running back Alfred Morris is listed above Darren McFadden in the team's most recent depth chart. What It Means: With Ezekiel Elliott slated to miss the next six games due to suspension, it appears Morris will get the first crack at the starting running back job in Dallas. The 29-year-old back will likely defer to McFadden on passing downs as he has never recorded more than 17 ...

Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton is numberFire's 21st-ranked fantasy quarterback for Week 7 against the Pittsburgh Steelers. What It Means: The Steelers are currently giving up the second-fewest fantasy points per game to opposing quarterbacks this season, putting Dalton in a tough spot coming out of the Bengals' bye week. Since Bill Lazor took over as the offensive coordinator ...

Tennessee Titans wide receiver Corey Davis (hamstring) has been ruled out for Week 7. What It Means: Davis last played in Week 2 and does not appear ready to return anytime soon, after being ruled out so early in the week. The rookie will now have missed 5 consecutive games and has not been able to practice for over a month. 2017 could be a lost season for the number-five overall pick. Davis has 7 ...

According to The Seattle Times' Bob Condotta, Seattle Seahawks guard Luke Joeckel will be sidelined 4-to-5 weeks after undergoing knee surgery. What It Means: Over the team's Week 6 bye, Joeckel underwent arthroscopic surgery to rectify a knee issue. He hasn't been the most effective pass protector for Russell Wilson, but he's been better than the alternatives. In his place, Ma ...

Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll said that running back C.J. Prosise is expected to return in Week 7, reports Seahawks.com's John Boyle. What It Means: Prosise has missed the last three weeks with a groin injury, but Carroll said, "looks like he's ready to go" in reference to the back's Week 7 availability. He will more than likely take back third-down duties from ...

Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton gets a road test against the Chicago Bears in Week 7. What It Means: Following a slow start to the season, Newton has now scored 23-plus FanDuel points in three straight games. His last game against the Philadelphia Eagles was marred by 3 interceptions, but he rushed for 71 yards and 1 touchdown to save his fantasy day. He's already thrown 8 intercepti ...

Carolina Panthers center Ryan Kalil (neck) participated in practice on Tuesday. What It Means: Kalil has been sidelined since Week 1, and his return would be a potential help to the Panthers' run game. The Panthers face the Chicago Bears on the road in Week 7. The Panthers are 22nd in rushing yards per game (95.5), and rank 23rd in rushing offense by numberFire's schedule-adjusted metric ...

Coming off his bye week, Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson faces the New York Giants on the road in Week 7. What It Means: Russell has had an up-and-down season, but is averaging 244.4 passing yards and 30.8 rushing yards per game, accounting for 9 total touchdowns (8 passing, 1 rushing). The Giants rank 16th against the pass by numberFire's schedule-adjusted metrics, but the game c ...

Coming off a bye week, Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott faces the San Francisco 49ers on the road in Week 7. What It Means: Prescott has been an incredibly consistent fantasy quarterback this season, putting up over 17 FanDuel points in all five starts. Ezekiel Elliott's suspension is a blow to the Dallas offense, but it may result in more passing volume for Prescott moving forward. De ...

Philadelphia Eagles right tackle Lane Johnson has cleared the concussion protocol. What It Means: Johnson missed Week 6 after suffering a concussion in the previous contest, but he's on track to return for Monday Night Football against the Washington Redskins in Week 7. His presence is a boost to Carson Wentz and the rest of the Eagles offense. Through six games, the Eagles rank 6th in schedu ...

Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott has a hearing in New York Tuesday afternoon regarding his request for a temporary restraining order. What It Means: Elliott and the NFLPA filed the motion on Monday in another attempt to delay the six-game suspension currently being imposed by the NFL. Despite the hearing being on Tuesday, there's no guarantee that a final decision will be made befo ...

Philadelphia Eagles running back Wendell Smallwood (knee) expects to play Week 7 against the Washington Redskins. What It Means: Smallwood hasn't played since Week 4 due to a knee injury, but he's on track to return versus Washington after practicing on Tuesday. He and LeGarrette Blount will likely split the majority of the work out of the Eagles' backfield. Smallwood has 169 yards ...

Carolina Panthers linebacker Luke Kuechly (concussion) did not practice Tuesday. What It Means: Kuechly was present at practice but did not participate in the session. He remains questionable for Week 7 against the Chicago Bears. Through five-plus games, Kuechly has accounted for a team-leading 29 tackles, along with 2 pass defenses, 1 interception, and 1 forced fumble. He's projected for 107 ...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Dirk Koetter said quarterback Jameis Winston (throwing shoulder) will not attempt to throw until late in the week. What It Means: Koetter seemed optimistic that Winston would be able to play in Week 7, but not being able to throw until later in the week is not very reassuring. We should know more about Winston's status by the end of the week, but at this point ...

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