Armstead was able to return to the game after briefly leaving in Week 7 with a knee injury. How much practice reps the offensive lineman gets over the next couple of days will determine his status for Week 8.
The expectation is for Anderson to miss multiple weeks, but that he will be able to return at some point this season. Those fantasy owners who handcuffed Anderson with Devontae Booker are feeling pretty good right now, but for those who didn’t; it will be a difficult couple of weeks to replace that level of production. Booker is the chalk play of the week in DFS and rightfully so, as the running back’s price is extremely cheap around the industry and the Broncos get the juiciest of match-ups against a Chargers defense.
Valentine may suit up for the Bulls, but his minutes will be extremely limited. For a rookie to miss the preseason and a team with numerous veterans, it will be difficult for Valentine to crack the rotation any time soon. Fantasy owners can avoid this situation.
The Bengals have a very enticing match-up in Week 8 against a Redskins run defense that ranks 26th in the league. Hill is coming off a monster game in which he rushed for 168 yards and a touchdown. The Bengals will continue to split carries between Hill and Gio Bernard, but due to the match-up and the number of teams on byes, both running backs are strong options for the upcoming week.
Miller’s status is not in doubt this week even though the running back is certain to play with some type of pain in his shoulder. This is a situation to monitor as the week progresses, but Miller is locked in as an RB 1 against a very suspect run defense in the Lions.
The Buccaneers are just adding depth to their practice squad as most teams do throughout the season. Dye will hope to make enough of an impression to get promoted to the active roster.
The defensive end should be fine to suit up this week for the Texans, but it is worth monitoring as the week progresses. Clowney hasn’t recorded a sack since Week 4 and until he becomes more of a force as a pass rusher, fantasy owners can avoid the youngster in IDP leagues.
There’s no excuse for not arriving to training camp in shape, especially a player the caliber of Revis. At the age of 31, the cornerback has to work extra hard to maintain playing shape and unfortunately, that was not the case. Revis has struggled mightily this season as he is currently the 82nd ranked corner according to Pro Football Focus.
This is frustrating for fantasy owners as the forward finished the opener with 21 points which included three 3-pointers to go along with five rebounds and a steal in 23 minutes. It will be interesting to see how the Nets handle their small forward position now with Randy Foye dealing with a hamstring injury, but the early indication would be Sean Kilpatrick earning more minutes as he finished with 13 points in 22 minutes in the opener.
At least the rookie should get some playing experience in his first season. However, he won’t have much fantasy upside until possibly the last month or so of the year. Fantasy owners can avoid Simmons unless they are in a dynasty or keeper league.