NFL PLAYER NEWS
Vikings' Sam Bradford (knee) is out for Week 7
Minnesota Vikings quarterback Sam Bradford (knee) will not play in Week 7 against the Baltimore Ravens.
This was to be expected with Bradford not practicing since re-injuring his knee in Week 5. Case Keenum will start in Week 7. Teddy Bridgewater returned to practice this week, and could also be an option to start in the coming weeks.
In his one healthy game this season, Bradford threw for 346 yards and 3 touchdowns against the New Orleans Saints in Week 1.
Kelvin Benjamin (knee) expected to play for Panthers Sunday
Carolina Panthers wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin (knee) is expected to play against the Chicago Bears on Sunday.
Benjamin is officially questionable but, per Joe Person of the Charlotte Observer, head coach Ron Rivera expects him to play. Benjamin got in a limited practice on Friday after missing the previous two sessions. Through six games this season, he has 26 catches for 371 yards and 1 touchdown on 38 targets.
numberFire's models project Benjamin to score 11.3 FanDuel points at a cost of $6,800 in Week 7. He's pegged for 7.8 targets, 4.3 receptions, 66.4 yards, and 0.41 touchdowns versus the Bears, making him the WR17 in our weekly fantasy rankings.
Eagles' Alshon Jeffery isn't bothered by his slow start
Philadelphia Eagles' wide receiver Alshon Jeffery doesn't care about his slow start as long as his team keeps winning.
"Whatever it takes for us to win, just opening it up for another guy. But we all feel like that," the 27-year-old said. "One shine, we all shine. "That's how I really, genuinely feel. Because if we're winning, everyone gets to shine. If one person is doing well, I mean, I don't know the stats of most people, but if you look at it, if one person is really killing it, I don't know if their team is doing too well. That's like basketball: If someone is shooting 50, 40 shots, I don't know if their team is doing well."
numberFire ranks Jeffery as the 19th-best wide receiver for Week 7. We project him for 11.2 FanDuel points with 4.3 receptions for 67.5 yards with 0.4 touchdowns on 8.43 targets. He will cost $6,600 for this weekend's slate.
Titans' DeMarco Murray (hamstring) returns to limited practice on Friday
Tennessee Titans running back DeMarco Murray (hamstring) was limited in practice on Friday, and is listed as questionable.
Murray returned to practice on Friday after missing it on Tuesday and Wednesday, and will likely be a game-time decision. He's been bothered by a nagging hamstring injury all season, and with a bye week coming up, it would make sense for the Titans to have him rest. If Murray misses Week 7, then Derrick Henry would have a featured role against the Cleveland Browns.
If Murray plays, numberFire's models project him to score 13.7 FanDuel points off 13.9 carries for 64.5 yards and 0.5 touchdowns, along with 3.1 catches for 26.6 yards.
Marqise Lee (knee) questionable for Jaguars versus Colts
Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Marqise Lee (knee) returned to practice Friday and is questionable for Week 7 against the Indianapolis Colts.
Lee could be headed for a game-time decision after missing practice on Wednesday and Thursday. Allen Hurns could see an uptick in targets if Lee can't play. If he gets the green light and Leonard Fournette (ankle) sits, then Lee could benefit from being a bigger part of the Jaguars' offense.
If he plays, numberFire's models project Lee to score 9.1 FanDuel points at a cost of $5,600 in Week 7. He's pegged for 5.8 targets, 3.2 receptions, 51.7 yards, and 0.39 touchdowns versus the Colts, making him the WR25 in our weekly fantasy rankings.
Leonard Fournette (ankle) officially questionable for Jaguars Week 7
Jacksonville Jaguars running back Leonard Fournette (ankle) is questionable for Week 7 against the Indianapolis Colts.
Despite missing practice all week, the Jaguars are still holding off on Fournette's status, leading to what could end up being a game-time decision on Sunday. If he can't go, Chris Ivory will lead Jacksonville's backfield versus the Colts.
If he plays in Week 7, numberFire's project Fournette for 19.0 FanDuel points at a cost of $9,000 with 118.0 offensive yards and 0.99 touchdowns on 20.1 touches (2.8 catches). He's the RB3 in our weekly fantasy rankings.
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