Boom Fantasy: NFL Week 7 Cover Image
Boom Fantasy: NFL Week 7
James Grande
Brandon Marianne Lee
Week 7 NFL DFS Contrarian Corner Cover Image
Brandon Marianne Lee
Week 7 Q and A Saturday  Cover Image
John Brown Headshot

Brown earned 42 of the Cardinals' 49 offensive snaps during Sunday's 33-0 loss to the Rams in London. However, he gathered in just one of four passes for six yards.

Brown was unable to play in Weeks 2 and 3 due to complications from his sickle-cell trait, but the next three outings were fruitful as he served as the No. 2 wideout behind Larry Fitzgerald. During that span, Brown recorded eight receptions (on 18 targets) for 136 yards and two touchdowns. His usage remained consistent Sunday, but he suffered from the departure of Carson Palmer (broken left arm), hauling in none of the three passes from his replacement Drew Stanton. Due to the potential for health issues to arise suddenly and the downgrade in quarterback play, it's difficult to rely on Brown moving forward.
4:27 pm (EST)
Julius Thomas Headshot

Thomas was a limited participant in Monday's practice due to a knee injury, Adam H. Beasley of the Miami Herald reports.

After playing 39 snaps and finishing with a season-high 58 receiving yards on three catches in Sunday's win over the Jets, Thomas was likely restricted for maintenance purposes more than anything. It's a positive sign he was at least able to take the field on a limited basis Monday, and if he's upgraded to a full participant in team sessions Tuesday or Wednesday, he'll be in little danger of missing Thursday's tilt with the Ravens.
4:26 pm (EST)
DeVante Parker Headshot

Parker (ankle) didn't take part in the Dolphins' practice Monday, Adam H. Beasley of the Miami Herald reports.

The Dolphins likely took it easy in practice a day after their comeback win over the Jets, so the real test for Parker will come Tuesday, when he's expected to see how his ankle holds up during the team's session. If Parker is able to complete workouts Tuesday and Wednesday without significant limitations, he could be cleared to play Thursday against the Ravens following a two-game absence. Should Parker suit up, he'll have to adjust to a new quarterback in Matt Moore, as Jay Cutler, who started the team's first six games of the season, isn't expected to be available after fracturing two of his ribs Sunday.
4:17 pm (EST)
Jay Ajayi Headshot

Ajayi was a limited participant in the Dolphins' practice Monday due to knee and elbow issues, Adam H. Beasley of the Miami Herald reports.

Ajayi has managed a sore left knee all season, but the elbow is a new concern for the running back, who presumably picked up the latter injury in Sunday's win over the Jets. It's worth noting that the Dolphins held out or limited a number of players Monday due to the quick turnaround for their Week 8 matchup with the Ravens on Thursday, so the fact that Ajayi was merely on the field a day after a game suggests he's not too banged up. For the third consecutive contest, Ajayi had more than 20-plus touches Sunday, finishing with 51 yards and 23 carries and 26 yards on three catches. In spite of that volume, Ajayi was unable to find the end zone and is still looking for his first touchdown of 2017.
4:08 pm (EST)
Emmanuel Sanders Headshot

The Broncos are listing Sanders (ankle) as day-to-head heading into the team's Week 8 matchup with the Chiefs, Zac Stevens of reports.

Prior to Sanders being ruled out for Sunday's shutout loss to the Chargers, the Broncos labeled the receiver as week-to-week, so it would seem he's taken a step forward in his recovery from the right ankle sprain. Until fantasy owners to have any confidence about Sanders potentially playing in Week 8, however, the 30-year-old will need to practice on at least a limited basis this week. It will be worthwhile to check back on Sanders' status Thursday following the Broncos' first session of the week.
4:00 pm (EST)
Joe Thomas Headshot

Thomas, who will undergo season-ending surgery this week to repair a torn left triceps, will need 6-to-9 months to recover from the procedure, Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal reports.

If Thomas' rehab ends up veering to the longer end of that timetable, he could be limited by the time training camp begins next summer. Before Thomas' availability for camp is determined, however, it sounds like the 10-time Pro Bowler will take some time to weigh his future while he remains sidelined due to injury for the first time in his prolific career. Thomas is under contract with the Browns through the end of the 2018 season.
3:56 pm (EST)
Trevor Siemian Headshot

Broncos head coach Vance Joseph said Monday that Siemian will remain the team's starting quarterback, Troy E. Renck of Denver 7 News reports. "Trevor is our guy. He's done enough good things on's not time for [a quarterback change]," Joseph said.

Siemian was riding high after completing 65 percent of his passes while tossing six touchdowns and scampering for another in the Broncos' first two contests, but he's slumped badly while Denver has dropped three of its last four games, including a shutout loss Sunday to the Chargers. Over that four-game stretch, Siemian has turned the ball over six times while leading the Broncos to just three touchdown drives along the way. It hasn't helped Siemian's case that the team's pass protection has been poor of late, but the 25-year-old may nonetheless need to do a better job of protecting the ball beginning with the Broncos' Week 8 game against the Chiefs in order to stave off backup Brock Osweiler for the starting gig.
3:44 pm (EST)
Hayes Pullard Headshot

Pullard earned eight tackles in the 21-0 win over the Broncos on Sunday.

Pullard led all Chargers linebackers in snaps by a wide margin, as defensive coordinator Gus Bradley opted to use a wide variety of safeties to provide versatility to the scheme. Given the results, it wouldn't be a surprise to see a similar scenario play out against the pass-heavy Patriots next week.
3:40 pm (EST)
Kevin Johnson Headshot

Johnson (knee) returned to practice Monday and said his goal was to play in Sunday's game against the Seahawks, Sarah Barshop of reports.

The bye week appears to have served Johnson well, as he's already back at practice for the first time since Week 2. Assuming he doesn't suffer any setbacks over the course of this week, it looks like the cornerback should be good to go for Sunday's game in Seattle.
3:37 pm (EST)
Jahleel Addae Headshot

Addae tallied nine tackles (six solo) in Sunday's 21-0 win over the Broncos.

Addae combined with fellow safeties, Adrian Phillips, Desmond King and Trey Boston to shut down a vaunted Broncos rushing attack, acting essentially as a pseudo-linebacker in Gus Bradley's defense. Addae has seen his tackle numbers rise in recent weeks, and remains a solid IDP option as a safety.
3:28 pm (EST)
2017 © FantasyAlarm . ALL Rights Reserved.