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Josh Rosen: Cardinals not in desperation mode

Arizona Cardinals quarterback Josh Rosen told reporters he is not stressing about the team's slow start, saying "Not a sense of desperation...the season is long and there are plenty of opportunities to turn it around."

What It Means:

Rosen also tried to deflect criticism from veterans David Johnson and Larry Fitzgerald saying the whole team was to blame for the offensive woes. The Cardinals will have a chance to get on track as they face the Denver Broncos on a short week this Thursday night.

Our models project Rosen for 223.2 passing yards, 1.1 touchdowns, and 1.3 interceptions for 12.4 FanDuel points in Week 7.

Cardinals' Christian Kirk projected for 6.82 targets in Week 7

Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Christian Kirk is projected by our models for 9.5 FanDuel points in Week 7 against the Denver Broncos.

What It Means:

Kirk's FanDuel price in Week 7 against the Broncos is $5,500. The Cardinals receiver will face a Denver pass defense rated 11th overall by numberFire's power rankings.

The rookie wideout's projection for Week 7 includes 52.2 receiving yards on 4.5 receptions.

Source: numberFire

Broncos' Phillip Lindsay projected for 13.32 touches in Week 7

Denver Broncos running back Phillip Lindsay is projected by our models for 10.5 FanDuel points in Week 7 against the Arizona Cardinals.

What It Means:

Lindsay's FanDuel price in Week 7 is $6,100 against the Cardinals. The Broncos back will face an Arizona run defense rated 20th overall by numberFire's power rankings.

Lindsay's Week 7 projection includes 47.83 rushing yards on 11.04 attempts and 18.14 receiving yards on 2.28 receptions.

Source: numberFire

Bills' Josh Allen (elbow) expected to miss at least 2-to-3 games

Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen (elbow) is expected to miss the next two to three games and will be week-to-week after.

What It Means:

The updated timeline comes after Allen got a second opinion on his elbow from Dr. James Andrews. An MRI revealed damage to Allen's ulnar collateral ligament but not a full tear. He is not expected to require surgery but with the Bills having a bye in Week 11 and currently sitting at 1-5, there is no reason to rush the rookie back before Week 12. No word on if Nathan Peterman or Derek Anderson will start in his place.

Allen has thrown for 832 passing yards, 2 touchdowns, and 5 interceptions while rushing for 155 yards and 3 scores this season.

Jon Gruden: Derek Carr is 'strength' of Raiders

Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr received a public vote of confidence from head coach Jon Gruden on Tuesday.

What It Means:

"He is the strength of this football team," Gruden said. "He is on my watch. I said it when I got here, if he doesn't play well, I've failed." Carr was pretty abysmal in the Raiders' loss to the Seattle Seahawks this past Sunday in London. The upcoming bye week may help him get on track.

Carr is averaging 15.5 FanDuel points and 297.2 passing yards per game this season with 7 touchdowns and 8 interceptions.

Source: Vic Tafur

Falcons' Devonta Freeman (injured reserve) reportedly scheduled for groin surgery Thursday

Atlanta Falcons running back Devonta Freeman (injured reserve) will undergo groin surgery on Thursday, reports ESPN's Vaughn McClure.

What It Means:

Freeman injured both his groin and foot in Week 5. He must sit eight weeks but will be a candidate to return. Tevin Coleman and Ito Smith will split backfield work while Freeman is out.

Freeman averaged 5.8 FanDuel points in his two appearances this season. He had 14 carries for 68 yards and 5 catches for 23 yards on 7 targets.

Greg Zuerlein (groin) to return for Los Angeles in Week 7

Los Angeles Rams kicker Greg Zuerlein is set to come back to the team ahead of its Week 7 game against the San Francisco 49ers.

What It Means:

Zuerlein has been out since Week 2, and Sam Ficken and Cairo Santos have taken over in his absence. With the All-Pro kicker back, Santos has been released.

In nearly two games played this season, Zuerlein has made four of five field goals and has been perfect on three extra-point tries.

Vikings' Kyle Rudolph projected for 6.26 targets in Week 7

Minnesota Vikings tight end Kyle Rudolph is projected by our models for 9.2 FanDuel points in Week 7.

What It Means:

Rudolph's FanDuel price in Week 7 against the New York Jets is $6,000. The Vikings tight end will face the 12th rated pass defense according to numberFire's power rankings.

Rudolph's Week 7 projection includes 50.9 receiving yards on 4.6 receptions.

Source: numberFire

Ed Dickson (quad) could return Week 8 for Settle

Seattle Seahawks tight end Ed Dickson is expected to begin practicing after the team's Week 7 bye.

What It Means:

Dickson has yet to play a game for the Seahawks this season, and his return could be a big boost for the offense. He'd be the starter at the position and could be fantasy relevant quickly.

Our models currently project Dickson for 14.09 catches, 154.58 receiving yards, and 1.32 touchdowns, but as his injury status becomes more clear, those figures could change.

49ers add Tom Savage to quarterback room

The San Francisco 49ers signed quarterback Tom Savage.

What It Means:

Savage will join second-year undrafted free agent Nick Mullens as the available backups for C.J. Beathard. The 28-year-old quarterback was released by the New Orleans Saints at final cuts after the Houston Texans let him walk.

Savage has completed 181-of-315 passes (57.5 percent) for 2,000 yards (6.3 yards per attempt) with 5 touchdowns and 7 interceptions in 13 games (nine starts).

Ravens' Joe Flacco ranked among top-10 quarterbacks for Week 7

Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco is projected as QB10 in Week 7 against the New Orleans Saints.

What It Means:

Our models project Flacco for 19.8 FanDuel points at the cost of $7,500. The Baltimore offense will face a New Orleans pass defense rated 29th overall by numberFire's power rankings.

Flacco's Week 7 projection includes 2.05 passing touchdowns and 271.93 yards on 23.08 completions.

Source: numberFire

Marshawn Lynch's groin injury a concern for Oakland

Oakland Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch is dealing with a groin injury during the team's Week 7 bye.

What It Means:

Head coach Jon Gruden admitted Tuesday that he was concerned with the injury, and it may keep Lynch out long-term. That would be a big blow to the Raiders offense, and their season seems like it could be over already.

Our models currently project Lynch for 672.17 rushing yards, 162.23 receiving yards, and 5.95 touchdowns going forward this season, but should his injury become more serious, those figures would obviously change.

Source: Vic Tafur

Broncos' Demaryius Thomas projected for 8.90 targets in Week 7

Denver Broncos wide receiver Demaryius Thomas is projected by our models for 10.1 FanDuel points in Week 7 against the Arizona Cardinals.

What It Means:

Thomas's FanDuel price in Week 7 is $6,500 against the Cardinals. The Broncos receiver will face an Arizona pass defense rated fourth overall by numberFire's power rankings.

The Denver wideout's projection in Week 7 includes 57.1 receiving yards on 4.8 receptions.

Source: numberFire

Saints' Alvin Kamara projected for 16.47 touches in Week 7

New Orleans Saints running back Alvin Kamara is projected by our models for 16.7 FanDuel points in Week 7 against the Baltimore Ravens.

What It Means:

Kamara's FanDuel price for Week 7 is $8,200 against the Ravens. The versatile running back will face a stingy Baltimore run defense rated second overall by numberFire's power rankings.

Kamara's Week 7 projection includes 49.28 rushing yards on 10.49 attempts and 54.09 receiving yards on 5.98 receptions.

Source: numberFire

Devonta Freeman lands on Falcons' injured reserve with foot injury

Atlanta Falcons running back Devonta Freeman (foot) is being placed on injured reserve.

What It Means:

Freeman injured his foot Week 5 in his first game back from a three-week absence for a knee injury. He will miss a minimum of eight games. Tevin Coleman will continue to start at running back and Ito Smith should remain involved as well. Freeman turns 27 in March.

Freeman averaged 5.8 FanDuel points in his two appearances this season. He had 14 carries for 68 yards and 5 catches for 23 yards on 7 targets.

Source: Jay Glazer

Evan Engram (knee) practicing for Giants Tuesday

New York Giants tight end Evan Engram (knee) participated in Tuesday's practice.

What It Means:

Engram should be ready to return after missing the past three games. The Giants face the Atlanta Falcons on Monday Night Football in Week 7.

Engram is averaging 7.1 FanDuel points in three games this season, with 10 catches (13 targets) for 104 yards and 1 touchdown. He enters Week 6 as the TE15 in numberFire's current season-long fantasy rankings.

Giants' owner: Odell Beckham should play more, talk less

New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham "needs to do a little more playing and a little less talking," owner John Mara mused.

What It Means:

"I wish he would create the headlines by his play on the field as opposed to what he says and what he does off the field," Mara added. Bill James, a renowned sports writer, once noted how bad teams tend to blame their problems on their best players. Beckham turned 10 targets into 6 catches and 44 yards in the Giants' loss to the Philadelphia Eagles last Thursday. The 1-5 unit visits the Atlanta Falcons on Monday Night Football in Week 7.

numberFire's models project Beckham to score 17.9 FanDuel points at a cost of $8,500 in Week 7. He's currently the WR3 in our weekly fantasy rankings.

Josh Gordon's role with Patriots 'expanding weekly'

New England Patriots wide receiver Josh Gordon's "role is expanding weekly," head coach Bill Belichick said.

What It Means:

Gordon played 63-of-78 snaps (80.8 percent) and was targeted 9 times in the Patriots' win over the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday night. He could see even more work against the Chicago Bears in Week 7.

numberFire's models project Gordon to score 9.7 FanDuel points at a cost of $6,700 in Week 7, with 7.1 targets, 3.6 receptions, 52.1 yards, and 0.45 touchdowns. He's currently the WR23 in our weekly fantasy rankings.

Source: Doug Kyed

49ers' Raheem Mostert replaces Alfred Morris, runs for 87 yards

San Francisco 49ers running back Raheem Mostert rushed 12 times for 87 yards in Monday night's 33-30, Week 6 loss to the Green Bay Packers.

What It Means:

Mostert led the 49ers backfield in rushing yards while splitting work with Matt Breida and unexpectedly taking the change-of-pace role away from Alfred Morris, who played just 1 snap and had 0 touches. After entering Monday with 13 career carries for 47 yards, it appears Mostert now has a relevant role heading into a Week 7 matchup versus the Los Angeles Rams.

Mostert scored 8.7 FanDuel points on Monday. numberFire's models expect him to turn in 6.2 FanDuel points at a cost of $4,900 in Week 7. He's currently the RB47 in our weekly fantasy rankings.

George Kittle simmers down for San Francisco Monday night

San Francisco 49ers tight end George Kittle caught 4 passes for 30 yards on 6 targets in a 33-30, Week 6 loss to the Green Bay Packers on Monday.

What It Means:

Kittle tied Pierre Garcon for the team lead in targets but it was a quiet night for the third-year tight end. He was limited in practice by a knee injury last week but should be closer to full health versus the Los Angeles Rams in Week 7.

Kittle scored 5.0 FanDuel points on Monday. numberFire's models project him to score 10.7 FanDuel points at a cost of $6,400 in Week 7. He's currently considered a top-5 tight end in our weekly fantasy rankings.

Matt Breida finds end zone in 49ers' loss to Packers

San Francisco 49ers running back Matt Breida rushed 14 times for 61 yards and 1 touchdown in a 33-30, Week 6 loss to the Green Bay Packers.

What It Means:

Breida turned in a solid effort while battling through ankle and shoulder injuries. He started and scored on the opening drive but was clearly playing at less than 100 percent. The 49ers host the Los Angeles Rams in Week 7.

Breida scored 12.1 FanDuel points on Monday. numberFire's models project him to score 10.7 FanDuel points at a cost of $6,200 in Week 7. He's currently the RB18 in our weekly fantasy rankings.

C.J. Beathard's 245 yards, 2 touchdowns not enough for 49ers

San Francisco 49ers quarterback C.J. Beathard completed 16-of-23 passes for 245 yards with 2 touchdowns and 1 interception, and rushed 3 times for 21 yards, in a 33-30, Week 6 loss to the Green Bay Packers on Monday night.

What It Means:

Beathard connected with Marquise Goodwin for a pair of first-half touchdowns and was rather impressive while helping the 49ers carry a seven-point lead late into the fourth quarter. However, an interception with only 1:07 remaining and Aaron Rodgers doing Aaron Rodgers things allowed Green Bay to walk off with a field goal. Beathard has easily exceeded expectations since taking over for Jimmy Garoppolo (ACL). He will look to keep it going versus the Los Angeles Rams in Week 7.

Beathard scored 18.9 FanDuel points on Monday. numberFire's models project him to score 16.4 FanDuel points at a cost of $6,400 in Week 7. He's currently the QB23 in our weekly fantasy rankings.

Marquise Goodwin shows up for 49ers with 126 yards, 2 touchdowns

San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Marquise Goodwin caught 4 passes on 5 targets for 126 yards and 2 touchdowns in a 33-30, Week 6 loss to the Green Bay Packers on Monday night.

What It Means:

After an injury-plagued start to the season, Goodwin entered Monday with 5 total catches for 54 yards and 1 touchdown in three games played. Finally healthy, the deep threat then proceeded to catch a 67-yard touchdown and added a 30-yarder, both before halftime. The targets were third on the team behind Pierre Garcon (6) and George Kittle (6). Goodwin and the 49ers square off against the Los Angeles Rams in Week 7.

Goodwin poured in 27.1 FanDuel points on Monday. numberFire's models project him to score 9.1 FanDuel points at a cost of $5,500 in Week 7. He's currently the WR25 in our weekly fantasy rankings.

Cooper Kupp (knee) expected to sit for Rams Week 7

Los Angeles Rams wide receiver Cooper Kupp (knee) is expected to miss Week 7 against the San Francisco 49ers, per head coach Sean McVay.

What It Means:

"Most likely he probably will miss this game," McVay said. "And then dependent on how he responds it will just kind of be on a week-to-week basis." Josh Reynolds is expected to see more snaps while Kupp is out, but the bulk of the available targets will likely be soaked up by Robert Woods, Brandin Cooks, and Todd Gurley.

Kupp is averaging 15.2 FanDuel points per game this season, with 30 receptions for 438 yards and 5 touchdowns on 42 targets. He's currently the WR17 in numberFire's season-long fantasy rankings.

Source: ESPN.com

Aaron Rodgers amazes for 425 yards, 2 touchdowns in Packers' comeback

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers completed 25-of-46 passes for 425 yards and 2 touchdowns, and rushed 3 times for 34 yards, in a 33-30, Week 6 comeback win over the San Francisco 49ers on Monday night.

What It Means:

Rodgers threw a touchdown to Davante Adams in the first quarter and then did it again in the fourth to tie the game with under two minutes on the clock. The Packers got the ball back less than a minute later, and after a 21-yard scramble and three perfectly-placed completions, Mason Crosby nailed a 27-yard walk-off field goal for the win. Rodgers put on an absolute clinic on Green Bay's final two drives. They are on bye Week 7.

Rodgers scored 28.4 FanDuel points in Week 6. He's averaging 332.8 passing yards per game with 12 touchdowns and 1 interception this season, plus another 111 yards on the ground.

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