NFL DFS Optimal Lineups: Mon-Thurs (Week 7/8) Cover Image
NFL DFS Optimal Lineups: Mon-Thurs (Week 7/8)
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Week 7 NFL DFS Contrarian Corner Cover Image
Jason Peters Headshot

Peters had to be carted off the field in Monday's matchup against the Redskins after suffering an apparent leg injury.

The injury occurred early in the third quarter. While the severity of the injury is unknown, the reaction of his teammates as he was carted off the field certainly implied it is potentially serious. Expect an update on the 35-year-old offensive lineman when the team provides more information.
10:22 pm (EST)
Datone Jones Headshot

Jones signed a contract with the 49ers on Monday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

It's the third team of the season to give Jones a shot, as the Lions and Vikings already released him. The 2013 first-round pick will likely only serve as a depth defensive end on a team wrought with injuries at the position.
10:17 pm (EST)
Henrik Lundqvist Headshot

Lundqvist saved just 20 of 24 shots during Monday's 4-1 loss to San Jose.

The veteran netminder has been hit or miss all season, as this was his fifth outing with at least three goals allowed. Lundqvist entered this matchup with an underwhelming .907 save percentage and 2.99 GAA through his eight starts, and those numbers only declined after Monday's poor showing. Additionally, with the Rangers allowing 12.9 high-danger scoring chances per 60 minutes at five-on-five (fifth most in the league), it's not out of the question to be a little selective with Lundqvist's starts moving forward. He's far from the matchup-proof option of years past.
10:16 pm (EST)
Bogdan Bogdanovic Headshot

Bogdanovic (ankle) will play Monday against the Suns.

Bogdanovic is set to make his NBA debut Monday after spraining his ankle during the preseason. He is set to come off the bench, competing with Garrett Temple and Vince Carter for reserve wing minutes.
10:09 pm (EST)
John Simon Headshot

Simon (neck) may not be able to play against the Bengals this week, Bob Kravitz of WTHR Indianaplolis reports.

Simon sustained a stinger in Sunday's loss to the Jaguars and was unable to return. Head coach Chuck Pagano indicated Monday that the 27-year-old "will miss some time." A more concrete recovery timetable should be available later in the week.
10:08 pm (EST)
Preston Smith Headshot

Smith sustained a groin injury Monday against the Eagles and is questionable to return.

Neither the nature or severity of Smith's injury are known. Ryan Anderson will likely take on an expanded role in his absence.
10:03 pm (EST)
Si Woo Kim Headshot

Kim recorded a three-over 75 for his final round Sunday, finishing in a tie for 44th place at the CJ Cup.

After finishing the CIMB Classic at 12-over par, Kim wasn't able to deliver a bounce back performance. The 22-year-old simply have his best effort in Korea and tied for the sixth most bogies in the entire field -- including closing his final round with three straight. Kim will take this part in this week's WGC-HSBC Champions in China.
10:02 pm (EST)
Carey Price Headshot

Price and Al Montoya have a combined 4.13 goals-against average, ranking Montreal 29th in the league entering Tuesday's game against Florida.

Price is slumping badly but should get the call in net Tuesday when the Habs play the first game of a homestand following a disastrous three-game road trip in which the goalie allowed 10 goals on 69 shots (.855 save percentage) in losses to the Sharks and Ducks. Frustration set in Friday after Anaheim scored its sixth goal, prompting Price to lose his cool and break his stick over the goalpost. What's led to Price's sub-par start is hard to say, and it can't be pinned on any one thing. He's certainly not playing at the level we've grown accustomed to seeing, but the defense, with three new members, have had several breakdowns. He also feels the pressure to be perfect in support of an offense that's last in goals scored despite ranking second in shots.
9:59 pm (EST)
Logan Couture Headshot

Couture recorded a goal and an assist while logging 18:07 of ice time during Monday's 4-1 win over the Rangers.

After starting the season with just a single goal through four contests, Couture has posted three multi-point showings over his past four outings for seven goals, 10 points and 22 shots on the campaign. The 28-year-old pivot owns an unsustainably high 31.8 shooting percentage, so there is likely to be some statistical correction in the goals column moving forward. Still, it checks out as an encouraging start for the steady fantasy contributor.
9:56 pm (EST)
Clayton Geathers Headshot

Geathers (neck) will practice on a limited basis this week, Stephen Holder of The Indianapolis Star reports.

The return of Geathers could help soften the blow of losing rookie safety Malik Hooker (knee) for the season, but the former is likely a couple weeks away from game action. The original plan was for the 25-year-old to be eased back into practice and that appears to still be the case. A more specific return date may be available once the 2015 fourth-round hits the practice field and can be subsequently be reevaluated.
9:56 pm (EST)
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