DFS NBA Coach & Site-Specific Plays: October 23 Cover Image
DFS NBA Coach & Site-Specific Plays: October 23
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Week 7 NFL DFS Contrarian Corner Cover Image
Marc-Andre Fleury Headshot

Fleury (concussion) will not suit up in either of the Golden Knights' two upcoming home contests.

Entering the season, goaltending was viewed as a positive for the new franchise, with both Fleury and Calvin Pickard taken in the expansion draft. With Flower injured, Pickard now in Toronto, and waiver-claimed backup Malcolm Subban (lower body) also on IR, the team will turn to untested netminders Oscar Dansk and Max Lagace, who have a combined zero career NHL starts. Once given the all-clear, there should be little doubt Fleury will retake his job as the starter in Vegas.
3:02 pm (EST)
Nick Novak Headshot

Novak made all three of his extra-point attempts in the 21-0 win over the Broncos on Sunday.

Novak appeared to get slightly dinged up during a kickoff in the fourth quarter, but Dan Woike of the Los Angeles Times noted the veteran kicker was able to warm up on the sidelines afterwards. Given no news has emanated from the Chargers regarding the apparent injury, assume Novak should be good to go next week against the Patriots.
3:01 pm (EST)
Matt Milano Headshot

Milano had his first NFL interception and five tackles during Sunday's win over Tampa Bay.

Milano has been starting in place of injured outside linebacker Roman Humber, though it's worth noting he only saw action on 65 percent of the defensive snaps Sunday, while fellow starters Preston Brown and Lorenzo Alexander saw 100 percent and 83 percent, respectively. Still, the Bills haven't lost much with Milano filling in for Humber, and it's becoming clear the team made a nice snag when it took the Boston College product in this year's fifth round.
2:54 pm (EST)
Geronimo Allison Headshot

Allison caught one pass for 14 yards in Sunday's loss to the Saints.

Allison played just five snaps on offense Sunday, and his catch was only the second he made in the last four games. With him fourth on the depth chart at his position and the Packers' passing attack not as high-powered under Brett Hundley as it with Aaron Rodgers (collarbone) at the helm, it will be tough for Allison to make a fantasy impact anytime soon.
2:52 pm (EST)
Carter Rowney Headshot

Coach Mike Sullivan did not have an update on Rowney (undisclosed) following practice Monday.

Rowney saw just 1:05 of ice time versus Tampa Bay on Saturday before an injury forced him out of the game. The Pens made the move to acquire Riley Sheahan from the Red Wings for just such a situation. Once cleared to return, the 28-year-old Rowney will be competing with Greg McKegg for the fourth-line center role.
2:52 pm (EST)
Charcandrick West Headshot

Head coach Andy Reid said Monday that West (concussion) will likely return next Monday against the Broncos, Terez A. Paylor of The Kansas City Star reports.

West was predictably unable to play last Thursday only four days after suffering a concussion. The Chiefs restocked the backfield in the short term with C.J. Spiller, but his release Monday signifies West is progressing well in the protocol for head injuries. With one week remaining to complete all five phases, Reid's expectation has a good chance to come to fruition.
2:50 pm (EST)
Blaine Gabbert Headshot

Gabbert will serve as the Cardinals' backup quarterback with Carson Palmer (arm) ruled out at least eight weeks, Josh Weinfuss of ESPN.com reports.

Despite Gabbert boasting more experience as a starting quarterback over the course of his NFL career, the Cardinals will move forward with long-time backup Drew Stanton in Palmer's absence. Gabbert last started the first five games of the season for the 49ers last year and threw five touchdowns and six interceptions before being benched.
2:49 pm (EST)
Zack Smith Headshot

Smith (upper body) is expected to take contact at practice Thursday, Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun reports.

The news that Smith could be back in the lineup Friday effectively rules him out for the Senators' next two matchups with Los Angeles and Philadelphia. Ottawa suddenly finds itself lacking forward depth and will likely bring in a player from AHL Belleville to fill the gap. In the meantime, Smith will have to wait until Oct. 27 at the earliest for a shot at registering his first goal of the 2017-18 campaign.
2:46 pm (EST)
Tony Bergstrom Headshot

The Ravens released Bergstrom on Monday, Ryan Mink of the Ravens' official site reports.

It's the second time the Ravens have cut Bergstrom in the past week. The organization could re-sign Bergstrom in the event injuries thin the offensive line ranks later in the season, but even in that scenario, he would remain squarely on the roster bubble.
2:35 pm (EST)
Mike Smith Headshot

Smith will tend the twine against the Predators on Tuesday, Pat Steinberg of Sportsnet 960 The Fan reports.

Smith faces the unenviable task of trying to knock of Nashville at Bridgestone Arena -- a feat few netminders accomplished last season and none have managed in 2017-18. The 35-year-old, however, appears unphased being the visitor, as he is currently 3-1-0 with a 1.75 GAA away from home.
2:35 pm (EST)
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