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Melvin Gordon Headshot

Gordon (shoulder) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Broncos after practicing in a limited fashion all week.

While it's still advisable to confirm Gordon's Week 7 status as Sunday's 4:25 ET kickoff approaches, we suspect that he'll be a go this weekend, given that coach Anthony Lynn relayed Thursday that the shoulder soreness which limited Gordon at practice this week is not viewed as a serious issue. That's a notion echoed by Jack Wang of the Daily News, who indicated Thursday that the running back remains on track to play Sunday.
3:35 pm (EST)
Ronnie Stanley Headshot

Stanley (mouth) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Vikings.

Stanley missed Wednesday's practice due to an unspecified issue with his mouth. However, he participated without limitations Thursday and Friday, so it would be a surprise if he isn't able to play Sunday in Minnesota. As one of the best starting tackles in the league, Stanley's potential absence could spell trouble against a fearsome Vikings pass rush.
3:35 pm (EST)
Adarius Glanton Headshot

Glanton (hamstring) was a limited participant in Wednesday's practice and is questionable for Sunday's game against the Bills, Jenna Laine of ESPN.com reports.

Glanton has three performances this season with over six tackles, but with Kwon Alexander (hamstring) returning this week, it's unlikely this production will continue if he can play. Glanton will likely revert to special teams duties and become fantasy irrelevant.
3:33 pm (EST)
Denzel Valentine Headshot

Valentine did not practice Friday due to a sore knee, K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune reports.

He should be considered day-to-day ahead of Saturday's game against the Spurs until further notice. If he misses time, Quincy Pondexter and Paul Zipser will likely be the two main beneficiaries in his absence. Deeper reserves such as David Nwaba and Kay Felder could see more time as well. Regardless, we'll likely learn more about Valentine's status after Saturday's morning shootaround.
3:32 pm (EST)
Jordan Tripp Headshot

Tripp (concussion) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Patriots, Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com reports.

Trip was in concussion protocol throughout this week of practice, so it's no surprise to see him sidelined for Sunday's contest. The linebacker will have to log at least one practice next week to have a chance to return for Week 8.
3:32 pm (EST)
Benjamin Watson Headshot

Watson (knee) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Vikings, Jamison Hensley of ESPN.com reports.

After two absences from practices to begin the week, Watson was able to get back on the field in a limited capacity Friday, which may be good enough for the Ravens to clear him to play by the time Sunday arrives. The Ravens similarly limited Watson's practice workload in Weeks 3 through 5, but the veteran tight end has yet to miss a game this season. Watson is coming off a Week 6 loss to the Bears in which he saw eight targets during the contest, gaining 28 yards on six receptions.
3:30 pm (EST)
Brandon Williams Headshot

Williams (foot) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Vikings.

Since Williams was a full participant in practice all week, we assume he'll ultimately be given the thumbs up to play prior to Sunday's 1:00 PM ET kickoff. If not, the Ravens could be susceptible against the run considering they've surrendered 169.5 rushing games without him in the lineup this year -- compared to 85.0 yards per game in Week 1 and Week 2 before Williams injured his foot.
3:29 pm (EST)
Rodney Hood Headshot

Hood, who is dealing with a stomach bug, will play during Friday's game against the Timberwolves but noted that he's not "quite at 100 percent", Tony Jones of The Salt Lake Tribune reports.

Hood played just 18 minutes while dealing with the illness during the team's season opener. While he was limited, rookie Donovan Mitchell saw 26 minutes (10 points, four assists) and Alec Burks saw 15 minutes (16 points). It's unclear how many minutes he'll play Friday, though the situation certainly seems fluid. For that reason, he makes for a risky DFS play.
3:29 pm (EST)
Ryan Russell Headshot

Russell (shoulder) is listed as out for Sunday's game against the Bills, Jenna Laine of ESPN.com reports.

Russell will miss his second consecutive game after leaving early in Week 5 against the Patriots. He's been slotting in as a No. 2 defensive end, but Russell has been still playing a fair amount of snaps. With just four tackles (three solo) on the season, though, fantasy owners shouldn't lose sleep.
3:27 pm (EST)
Daniel Murphy (L) Headshot

Murphy underwent successful knee surgery to repair the articular cartilage in his right knee, Jorge Castillo of The Washington Post reports.

The Nationals stated that Murphy will begin rehab immediately, but the only sort of timetable mentioned was that the rehab "will progress throughout the offseason." Regarding the surgery, Dr. Timothy Kremcheck performed the procedure, which entailed debridement and microfracture of the knee. There will likely be updates of Murphy's status as the offseason moves along.
3:25 pm (EST)
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