2016 Fantasy Football Match-Up Report: NFL Week 8 Cover Image
2016 Fantasy Football Match-Up Report: NFL Week 8
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Hunter Henry Headshot

Hunter Henry (concussion) is practicing on Wednesday.

Henry went through the league's concussion protocol after getting injured during the Chargers game on Sunday and it appears as though he's feeling better as he was in pads today and was a full practice participant. If the rookie tight end is able to practice over the next couple of days without experiencing any setbacks or symptoms he should be able to play against the Broncos on Sunday. Henry had a very productive game against Denver two weeks ago where he caught six passes for 83 yards and a touchdown. If Henry is cleared to play he makes for a great fantasy play this week.
8 minutes ago
Delvin Breaux Headshot

Delvin Breaux returned to practice on Wednesday.

Breaux returned to practice today after he broke his fibula earlier in the season, and he's considered to be questionable for the Saints game against the Seahawks on Sunday. Breaux is easily the best cornerback that the Saints have, so if he's able to play this weekend he will provide an immediate boost to one of the worst defensive units in all of football.
10 minutes ago
Robert Kelley Headshot

Robert Kelley will be the Redskins lead back if Matt Jones doesn't play in Week 8.

Matt Jones missed practice today due to an undisclosed reason and if he's unable to go it appears as though Robert Kelley would get the majority of the backfield carries. It's too early to tell if Jones will miss this week's game due to his sore knee but Kelley is worth a waiver claim in your fantasy league in case Jones misses time.
13 minutes ago
C.J. Anderson Headshot

C.J. Anderson (knee) will undergo an exam on Wednesday to determine extent of injury.

Anderson came out of the game on Monday night due to a knee injury but was able to return to game action but it appears as though his knee injury could be more serious than initially thought. Anderson is getting a second opinion on his knee and he's getting an exam done that will tell us the extent of his injury. Hopefully everything will turn out well for him in his exam but if he's going to miss significant time Devontae Booker is a must-add in all fantasy formats.
17 minutes ago
Matt Jones Headshot

Update: Matt Jones (knee) did not practice on Wednesday.

Jones missed practice due to a knee injury and we should know more about the status of his injury after practice. He has not been on the injury report at all in the last week or so, so his absence from practice is a bit weird. Jones is coming off of a rough game against the Lions where he carried the ball 10 times for just 27 yards. The second-year running back has also been prone to fumbles in his short NFL career as he's fumbled eight times since coming into the league.
21 minutes ago
Jordan Reed Headshot

Jordan Reed (concussion) is expected to travel with the Redskins to London for Week 8.

Reed was able to practice for the Redskins today and wasn't in a non-contact jersey, so it makes sense that he'd travel with the team to London. If Reed is able to make it through the team's practices over the next couple of days without a setback, he should be able to play on Sunday. Reed also has a great matchup this week against a Bengals team that was decimated by Rob Gronkowski two weeks ago, so if he's able to play he makes for a nice DFS option in the early slate.
21 minutes ago
Julius Thomas Headshot

Julius Thomas (ankle) was limited at Wednesday's practice.

Thomas is currently being plagued by an ankle injury and it appears as though he will be a game-time decision for the Jaguar's game tomorrow. Thomas has struggled to be fantasy relevant for the Jags so far in 2016 as he's never caught more than five passes in a game and has gone over 30 receiving yards in a game just twice so far. He isn't on my radar for fantasy purposes this week.
31 minutes ago
Delanie Walker Headshot

Delanie Walker (chest) practiced in full on Wednesday.

After leaving the Titans Week 7 loss early due to a bruised chest, the talented pass catcher was able to return to practice in a full capacity today. His status looks good for the Titans tilt against the Jaguars tomorrow but he does draw a tough matchup against a Jaguars defense that has allowed opposing tight ends to score more than nine fantasy points just three times this season. Despite the rough matchup, Walker is a player worth putting in your lineups this week due to his significant role in the Tennessee offense. Walker caught seven balls for 84 yards and a touchdown last week against the Colts.
36 minutes ago
Tajae Sharpe Headshot

Tajae Sharpe (knee) remained limited at Wednesday's practice.

Sharpe practiced on a limited basis today but with a short turnaround before tomorrow night's game against the Jaguars, Sharpe is considered to be questionable for the game. The fifth-round draft pick is currently battling a sprained knee and will most likely be a game-time decision. After a bountiful Week 1 where he was targeted 11 times and caught seven passes, Sharpe has been disappointing for fantasy owners as he's tallied just 15 catches in the six games since.
36 minutes ago
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