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DeVante Parker Headshot

The Dolphins are listing Parker (ankle) as doubtful for Sunday's game against the Jets, Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald reports.

Parker looks bound to miss his second consecutive contest after his sprained ankle resulted in him sitting out practice throughout the week. While Parker was sidelined in the Week 6 comeback victory over the Falcons, fellow starter Jarvis Landry benefited from his second-highest target total (14) of the season, but none of the Dolphins' other three active receivers (Kenny Stills, Leonte Carroo and Jakeem Grant) were targeted more than four times. After Sunday's game, the Dolphins will have a quick turnaround with a Thursday night matchup against the Ravens in Week 8, so Parker won't have much time to prove to the coaching staff that's healthy enough to play in that game.
3:37 pm (EST)
Michael Beasley Headshot

Beasley (ankle) is questionable for Saturday's game against the Pistons, Barbara Barker of Newsday reports.

Beasley left Thursday's game against the Thunder with a left ankle sprain. More updates on his status should emerge following Saturday morning's shootaround. If he misses the game, Lance Thomas and Doug McDermott are candidates to see additional run.
3:37 pm (EST)
Melvin Gordon Headshot

Gordon (shoulder) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Broncos after practicing in a limited fashion all week.

While it's still advisable to confirm Gordon's Week 7 status as Sunday's 4:25 ET kickoff approaches, we suspect that he'll be a go this weekend, given that coach Anthony Lynn relayed Thursday that the shoulder soreness which limited Gordon at practice this week is not viewed as a serious issue. That's a notion echoed by Jack Wang of the Daily News, who indicated Thursday that the running back remains on track to play Sunday.
3:35 pm (EST)
Ronnie Stanley Headshot

Stanley (mouth) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Vikings.

Stanley missed Wednesday's practice due to an unspecified issue with his mouth. However, he participated without limitations Thursday and Friday, so it would be a surprise if he isn't able to play Sunday in Minnesota. As one of the best starting tackles in the league, Stanley's potential absence could spell trouble against a fearsome Vikings pass rush.
3:35 pm (EST)
Adarius Glanton Headshot

Glanton (hamstring) was a limited participant in Wednesday's practice and is questionable for Sunday's game against the Bills, Jenna Laine of ESPN.com reports.

Glanton has three performances this season with over six tackles, but with Kwon Alexander (hamstring) returning this week, it's unlikely this production will continue if he can play. Glanton will likely revert to special teams duties and become fantasy irrelevant.
3:33 pm (EST)
Denzel Valentine Headshot

Valentine did not practice Friday due to a sore knee, K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune reports.

He should be considered day-to-day ahead of Saturday's game against the Spurs until further notice. If he misses time, Quincy Pondexter and Paul Zipser will likely be the two main beneficiaries in his absence. Deeper reserves such as David Nwaba and Kay Felder could see more time as well. Regardless, we'll likely learn more about Valentine's status after Saturday's morning shootaround.
3:32 pm (EST)
Jordan Tripp Headshot

Tripp (concussion) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Patriots, Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com reports.

Trip was in concussion protocol throughout this week of practice, so it's no surprise to see him sidelined for Sunday's contest. The linebacker will have to log at least one practice next week to have a chance to return for Week 8.
3:32 pm (EST)
Benjamin Watson Headshot

Watson (knee) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Vikings, Jamison Hensley of ESPN.com reports.

After two absences from practices to begin the week, Watson was able to get back on the field in a limited capacity Friday, which may be good enough for the Ravens to clear him to play by the time Sunday arrives. The Ravens similarly limited Watson's practice workload in Weeks 3 through 5, but the veteran tight end has yet to miss a game this season. Watson is coming off a Week 6 loss to the Bears in which he saw eight targets during the contest, gaining 28 yards on six receptions.
3:30 pm (EST)
Brandon Williams Headshot

Williams (foot) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Vikings.

Since Williams was a full participant in practice all week, we assume he'll ultimately be given the thumbs up to play prior to Sunday's 1:00 PM ET kickoff. If not, the Ravens could be susceptible against the run considering they've surrendered 169.5 rushing games without him in the lineup this year -- compared to 85.0 yards per game in Week 1 and Week 2 before Williams injured his foot.
3:29 pm (EST)
Rodney Hood Headshot

Hood, who is dealing with a stomach bug, will play during Friday's game against the Timberwolves but noted that he's not "quite at 100 percent", Tony Jones of The Salt Lake Tribune reports.

Hood played just 18 minutes while dealing with the illness during the team's season opener. While he was limited, rookie Donovan Mitchell saw 26 minutes (10 points, four assists) and Alec Burks saw 15 minutes (16 points). It's unclear how many minutes he'll play Friday, though the situation certainly seems fluid. For that reason, he makes for a risky DFS play.
3:29 pm (EST)
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