FAmily Times Podcast: Streaming Quarterbacks And Steakhouses
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Darrell Henderson was held out of Thursday's practice with a thigh injury.
As did Tyler Higbee (hand). It's a new injury for Henderson. It's quite possible the Rams are just limiting Henderson's reps ahead of Monday's game against the Bears, but Friday's practice will tell the tale. A "limited" session will have Henderson on track to play. Another DNP, and he will be on the wrong side of questionable. Keep Cam Akers and Malcolm Brown on Week 7 speed dial.
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Tyler Higbee (hand) was held out of Thursday's practice.
It's a new injury for the TE18 by average points in half-PPR leagues. It's likely just early-week precaution with the Rams playing on Monday night, but Higbee's Week 7 cannot be taken for granted. Higbee's absence would thrust Gerald Everett into the TE1 discussion, but it would be far from surprising to see Higbee return and earn a "limited" tag on Friday.
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Jeff Wilson (calf) remained "limited" in Tuesday's practice.
Wilson is on track to return after missing Week 6, though it's not a guarantee until he either gets in a full session or coach Kyle Shanahan tells the media he will play. Wilson's status has taken on increased importance with Raheem Mostert (ankle) seemingly headed to injured reserve. If Wilson can't go, it would likely fall to UDFA JaMycal Hasty to take the lead on early downs, though it could still be Jerick McKinnon. If Wilson plays, it could be a three-man rotation. Wilson is unlikely to be a compelling FLEX option against the Patriots.
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D.J. Chark (ankle) remained "limited" in Thursday's practice.
We would love to see Chark finally get in a "full" session, but his Week 7 status is not in doubt after he drew 14 targets in last Sunday's loss to the Lions. Chark has the upside for so much more, but his current health status and inconsistent output have left him as a mid-range WR3 for the time being.
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Eagles RT Lane Johnson (ankle) is active for Week 7 against the Giants.
Battling ankle issues all season, Johnson was forced to sit out in Week 6. Nothing has really changed with his overall outlook — Johnson remains at weekly risk of re-injury — but his presence for any amount of snaps is a huge boon for the Eagles' beleaguered offensive line. Johnson will be trying to create running lanes for Boston Scott and Corey Clement, as Miles Sanders (knee) is sidelined.
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DeSean Jackson (hamstring) is active for Week 7 against the Giants.
As is RT Lane Johnson (ankle). Jackson is suiting up for the first time since Week 3. Battling injury all year, D-Jax had a modest 10 receptions for 121 yards in three games before going down. In his absence, Travis Fulgham has somehow emerged as the Eagles' No. 1 wideout. Injury skepticism is warranted, but D-Jax provides a desperately needed deep threat for an offense that has been close to off the rails all year. Jackson has a zero-point floor, but offers major upside as a WR4/5. Inactive for the Eagles are RB Miles Sanders, DT Malik Jackson, OT Jack Driscoll, S K'Von Wallace, WR Quez Watkins and QB Nate Sudfeld.
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Sterling Shepard (toe) is active for Week 7 against the Eagles.
It will be Shepard's first appearance since Week 2. With Evan Engram and Golden Tate both struggling to produce in the Giants' pop-gun offense, Shepard's return will be a big deal opposite Darius Slayton. Of course, a big deal for the G-Men will create less of an impact in fantasy, where Shepard must be treated as a wait-and-see WR4 after his long layoff. Provided he avoids setbacks this evening, Shepard will then have 10 days to get fully locked and loaded for Week 8 vs. the Bucs' tough defense. Inactive for the Giants are WR CJ Board, CB Darnay Holmes, S Adrian Colbert, OT Jackson Barton, TE Eric Tomlinson, DE RJ McIntosh and DE Jabaal Sheard.
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ESPN's Jeremy Fowler spoke with "multiple executives who got indications" the Eagles were open to trading Zach Ertz before he landed on injured reserve with an ankle injury.
Ertz can still be traded — IRed players were now allowed to be dealt until 2018 — but the fact that he was struggling before going down and will miss the next three games probably means whatever trade value the Eagles could get for their seam stretcher wouldn't be worth it. That's especially true since Dallas Goedert (ankle) is not near a return. Per Fowler, there is "a bit of bitterness there" between Ertz and the Eagles after the sides couldn't agree to an extension in the preseason. Signs are pointing toward this being Ertz's final year in Philly.
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