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Samaje Perine Headshot

Perine rushed 23 times for 117 yards and a touchdown while adding a nine-yard catch on two targets in Sunday's 34-31 overtime loss to the Saints.

Fellow running back Chris Thompson broke his fibula in this one, joining Rob Kelley (ankle/knee) on the list of sidelined Washington running backs. Those two injuries should leave Perine with all the touches he can handle moving forward, especially since he took advantage of an expanded role in this one with career-highs in carries and rushing yards to go with his first career rushing touchdown. The rookie fourth-rounder out of Oklahoma may yet live up to the preseason hype that surrounded him.
7:18 pm (EST)
Darren McFadden Headshot

McFadden is inactive for Sunday's game against the Eagles, David Helman of the Cowboys' official site reports.

After playing just one snap in the first game during Ezekiel Elliott's six-week suspension, McFadden finds himself relegated to the inactive list where he's resided for most of the season. The Cowboys would turn to fullback Keith Smith as an emergency backup tailback if Alfred Morris or Rod Smith were to suffer an injury.
7:12 pm (EST)
Kirk Cousins Headshot

Cousins completed 22 of 32 passes for 322 yards and three touchdowns without an interception while rushing three times for 11 yards in Sunday's 34-31 overtime loss to the Saints.

Cousins exited briefly in the third quarter after taking a hit to the head on the same play that saw running back Chris Thompson break his fibula, but the quarterback was able to return unlike his backfield mate. While Cousins will surely miss a receiving back that's provided over 500 yards and four touchdowns through the air, he still has the weapons to succeed in Washington's pass-heavy offense. Cousins has made owners happy of late with over 320 passing yards in consecutive games, giving him five outings with over 300 yards this season.
7:10 pm (EST)
Wendell Smallwood Headshot

Smallwood (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday's game at Dallas, Tim McManus of reports.

With Jay Ajayi fully implemented into the offense, the Eagles don't have a need for five running backs on the active roster Sunday. In Smallwood's stead, LeGarrette Blount, Corey Clement and Kenjon Barner will handle any reps left overs by Ajayi.
7:06 pm (EST)
Alshon Jeffery Headshot

Jeffery (ankle) is listed as active Sunday in Dallas, Tim McManus of reports.

Prior to wrapping up the week with a full practice, Jeffery told Dave Zangaro of NBC Sports Philadelphia on Thursday that he'd "most definitely" suit up this weekend. Indeed, Jeffery is available against a Cowboys defense that has conceded 8.7 YPT and 11 touchdowns to wide receivers across nine games on the season.
7:03 pm (EST)
Danny Amendola Headshot

Amendola (dehydration) returned to Sunday's game against the Raiders.

Amendola had been deemed questionable to return to the game by the Patriots, but was able to return to the contest after re-hydrating. He's playing a key role in the Patriots' Week 11 offense, with fellow wideout Chris Hogan (shoulder) sidelined.
7:00 pm (EST)
Michael Thomas Headshot

Thomas recorded six catches for 91 yards on 11 targets in Sunday's 34-21 overtime win against the Redskins.

Thomas tied for the team lead in both catches and yards while leading New Orleans in targets. While the second-year receiver has topped 80 yards in six of 10 games, Thomas has only made two trips to the end zone after scoring nine touchdowns as a rookie.
6:56 pm (EST)
Stephon Gilmore Headshot

Gilmore is questionable to return to Sunday's game against the Raiders due to dehydration.

It is the second contest this season that Gilmore has been forced out of due to the ailment. Jonathan Jones should step in for him while he's out.
6:52 pm (EST)
Drew Brees Headshot

Brees completed 29 of 41 passes for 385 yards with two touchdowns and an interception while adding a two-yard carry in Sunday's 34-31 win against the Redskins.

Brees was brilliant in this one, leading his team back from a 15-point deficit in the final three minutes of regulation by connecting on touchdown passes of three and 18 yards to Josh Hill and Alvin Kamara, respectively. The veteran quarterback's mere 15 touchdowns in 10 games are a reflection of New Orleans' extremely effective running game rather than any shortcomings on his own part. Brees is still capable of taking over games and putting up top-notch fantasy performances when he has to.
6:51 pm (EST)
Danny Amendola Headshot

Amendola (dehydration) is considered questionable to return to Sunday's game against the Raiders, Mike Reiss of reports.

With the Patriots up big in the game, which is being played in the context of the high altitude of Mexico City, Amendola may end up being held out as a precaution. Prior to his exit from Sunday's game, Amendola had caught six of his seven targets for 51 yards and a TD.
6:47 pm (EST)
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