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Kyle Rudolph has been ruled out for Week 8.

Rudolph could return against Washington Week 9, though the Vikings may elect to simply bring him back after their Week 10 bye. Rudolph is available in many shallow leagues; he could be a good pickup Week 11.
Analyst: Steve Pimental  View Profile

25 Oct, 01:22 AMSource

Calvin Johnson (ankle) is unlikely to play in Week 8 against the Atlanta Falcons in London, according to a source. The team has a bye in Week 9, and head coach Jim Caldwell is reportedly looking at the big picture.

This was reported by Ed Werder from ESPN who is covering the Lions in London this week. It definitely makes sense and the fact that we're hearing this on Friday makes it easier to bench Megatron and not have to sit and worry about how limited he may or may not be. Golden Tate remains a high-end play.
Analyst: Howard Bender  View Profile

24 Oct, 10:32 PMSource

Update: Reggie Bush (ankle) is expected to be inactive for the Week 8 game against the Atlanta Falcons in London.

The only one who thought Reggie Bush was playing this week was Reggie Bush. He was unable to practice all week and the prospect of him practicing Saturday was bleak as well. Joique Bell is looking better and better against this tomato can Falcons defense.
Analyst: Howard Bender  View Profile

24 Oct, 10:16 PMSource

Shamarko Thomas (hamstring) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Colts.

The biggest fantasy impact as a result of this is that the Steelers secondary lacks depth this week. Great things for Andrew Luck and the Colts receivers, but we've grown to expect that anyway.
Analyst: Howard Bender  View Profile

24 Oct, 10:12 PMSource

Barring any setbacks, DB Aaron Williams (neck) is expected to play Week 8 against the Jets.

Kenny Ladler on standby as Williams comes back, however, be wary of Williams playing a full game. He re-injured his neck last week which is why he was on the injury report, so he may be rotated in to keep him a little on the safe side.
Analyst: Howard Bender  View Profile

24 Oct, 10:03 PMSource

 Kam Chancellor is probable for the Week 8 game at Carolina despite an ankle issue. He practiced in full Thursday and Friday after not participating Wednesday.

Chancellor sat out on Wednesday, but it was likely more as a precaution than a serious injury. The Seahawks' safety should be good to go for Sunday's game assuming no setbacks, as he had a full body of work on both Thursday and Friday.
Analyst: Ben Diamond  View Profile

24 Oct, 09:57 PMSource

Ryan Mathews (knee) said Friday he is looking to return Week 9 in Miami.

Matthews is recovering from a right MCL sprain and has been out since Week 2. Once he returns, it looks like he'll get a solid amount of carries, but he'll lose some touches to Branden Oliver, who performed very well in his absence. Matthews is worth keeping in all leagues, but his role in the Chargers offense is currently unknown.
Analyst: Ben Diamond  View Profile

24 Oct, 09:22 PMSource

Jahleel Addae suffered a concussion Thursday against the Broncos.

Hopefully this concussion isn't serious and he can be back on the field soon, but the bigger news in this situation is the true failings of the NFL's concussion-spotting system. Addae took two big hits that left him noticeably injured and woozy--one left him collapsed on the ground, not moving, while another hit that he took towards the end of the game caused his limbs to involuntarily move as he stumbled away from the pile after hitting his head. It's worrying that he returned to the game almost immediately after his first hit, and after the game he claimed to not have a concussion. Hopefully the NFL can use this incident to improve their system of evaluating concussions. If Addae can't play next week, Darrell Stuckey could see an increased role at safety.
Analyst: Ben Diamond  View Profile

24 Oct, 09:01 PMSource

Tyler Eifert was eligible to return to the practice field this past Wednesday, but continues to stay in the rehab process.

Eifert suffered a dislocated elbow in Week 1, and was placed on IR/designated to return. He is eligible to return in the next couple of weeks, but it looks like he won't be back for a bit longer. The Bengals could certainly use the talented tight end back on the field with multiple WR injuries. He could have some nice value later in the season, but he'll have to get back on the field first.
Analyst: Ben Diamond  View Profile

24 Oct, 08:08 PMSource

Marcel Reece (quad) was limited for the third straight practice Friday.

Reece missed Week 7 with a quad injury, and is questionable to go on Sunday. With his limited role in the Raiders offense, he doesn't provide much fantasy value at the moment, though if his quarterback Derek Carr starts to look for him as a check down option in the passing game he could gain some more value in PPR leagues.
Analyst: Ben Diamond  View Profile

24 Oct, 07:28 PM

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