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Dalvin Cook (hamstring) ruled out again for Vikings Week 7

Minnesota Vikings running back Dalvin Cook (hamstring) has been ruled out for Week 7 against the New York Jets.

What It Means:

Cook will miss a third straight game. The Vikings may decide to hold him out through the team's Week 10 bye. Latavius Murray thrived in a workhorse role last week and will look to replicate that success on Sunday.

Cook averaged 7.7 FanDuel points in three appearances this season, with 36 carries for 98 yards and 9 catches (12 targets) for 107 yards.

Leonard Fournette (hamstring) officially ruled out again for Jaguars

Jacksonville Jaguars running back Leonard Fournette (hamstring) will not play Week 7 against the Houston Texans.

What It Means:

Fournette will miss a third straight game and it's possible the Jaguars elect to hold him out through their Week 9 bye. T.J. Yeldon will draw another start on Sunday.

Fournette averaged 5.5 FanDuel points in two limited appearances this season, with 20 carries for 71 yards and 4 catches (4 targets) for 19 yards. He is currently the RB17 in numberFire's season-long fantasy rankings.

T.Y. Hilton (hamstring) expected to return for Colts Sunday

Indianapolis Colts head coach Frank Reich is "optimistic" wide receiver T.Y. Hilton (questionable, hamstring) will play in Week 7 against the Buffalo Bills.

What It Means:

Despite missing Thursday's practice, Hilton appears to be ready to return after a two-game absence. He draws a tough Week 7 matchup on Sunday versus Bills second-year corner Tre'Davious White.

numberFire's models project Hilton to score 11.8 FanDuel points at a cost of $7,300 in Week 7. He's currently the WR18 in our weekly fantasy rankings.

Source: Mike Wells

Jaguars' tight end James O'Shaughnessy (hip) inactive Week 7

Jacksonville Jaguars tight end James O'Shaughnessy (hip) is out Week 7 against the Houston Texans.

What It Means:

The Jaguars are down to David Grinnage and Blake Bell at tight end for Sunday's matchup.

O'Shaughnessy is averaging 2.4 FanDuel points in six games (two starts) this season, with 9 catches for 101 scoreless yards on 17 targets.

Cardinals' Josh Rosen (toe) in walking boot, undergoing MRI

Arizona Cardinals quarterback Josh Rosen is in a walking boot after injuring his toe on the team's last offensive drive in Thursday night's 45-10 loss to the Denver Broncos.

What It Means:

Rosen will receive an MRI but David J. Chao, MD (@ProFootballDoc) tweeted that it's "likely turf toe" and "should not be a huge deal." The 10th overall pick was abysmal in Thursday's loss, going 21-of-39 passes for 194 yards with 1 touchdown and 3 interceptions, 2 of which were returned for touchdowns. He also lost 2 fumbles. In related news, the Cardinals fired Mike McCoy on Friday morning and promoted Byron Leftwich to replace him as their new offensive coordinator.

Through his first three starts, Rosen is averaging 196.7 passing yards per game on a 55.0 completion percentage with 3 touchdowns and 5 interceptions.

Terrelle Pryor (groin) doubtful for Jets versus Vikings

New York Jets wide receiver Terrelle Pryor (groin) is doubtful for Week 7 against the Minnesota Vikings.

What It Means:

Pryor will join Quincy Enunwa (ankle) on the shelf, meaning Jermaine Kearse, Robby Anderson, Chris Herndon, and Bilal Powell should all see a boost in a game the Jets may need to rely more on the passing game. They are 3.5-point home underdogs in Week 7.

Pryor is averaging 7.1 FanDuel points per game this season, with 14 receptions on 22 targets for 235 yards and 2 touchdowns. He enters Week 7 outside the top-75 receivers in numberFire's season-long fantasy rankings.

Isaiah Crowell (foot) officially questionable for Jets Week 7

New York Jets running back Isaiah Crowell (foot) is questionable for Week 7 against the Minnesota Vikings.

What It Means:

Crowell got in a limited practice on Friday after being limited on Wednesday and Thursday. He followed the same practice pattern last week and played in the Jets' win over the Indianapolis Colts. Bilal Powell would be in for a busy afternoon if Crowell sits.

numberFire's models currently project Crowell for 8.6 FanDuel points at a cost of $6,400, with 37.9 rushing yards, 16.6 receiving yards, and 0.35 touchdowns. He's the RB34 in our Week 7 fantasy rankings.

T.J. Yeldon no longer on Jaguars injury report, starting again Week 7

Jacksonville Jaguars running back T.J. Yeldon (foot, ankle) was removed from the injury report for Week 7 versus the Houston Texans.

What It Means:

Leonard Fournette (hamstring) has officially been ruled out again, so Yeldon will make another start at home on Sunday. He totaled 70 scoreless yards on 11 touches in the Jaguars' Week 6 blowout loss to the Dallas Cowboys.

numberFire's models project Yeldon to score 9.4 FanDuel points at a cost of $6,800 in Week 7. He's currently the RB26 in our weekly fantasy rankings.

Royce Freeman reportedly sprains ankle in Broncos' win

Denver Broncos running back Royce Freeman suffered a sprained ankle in Thursday night's win over the Arizona Cardinals, reports ESPN's Adam Schefter.

What It Means:

Freeman "could miss some time," per Schefter. Phillip Lindsay may be in line for more work moving forward. Freeman rushed 13 times for 37 yards and a touchdown in the victory.

Freeman is averaging 8.4 FanDuel points through seven games, with 309 rush yards and 4 touchdowns, and another 21 yards on 4 catches (6 targets).

Larry Fitzgerald scores Cardinals' lone touchdown in blowout loss

Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald caught 4-of-8 targets for 40 yards and 1 touchdown in Thursday's 10-45 loss to the Denver Broncos.

What It Means:

Fitzgerald was targeted 8 times for the 2nd week in row, but really the touchdown saved his fantasy-day, as he failed to top 40 receiving yards for the sixth-straight game.

numberFire's models projected Larry Fitzgerald for 8.1 FanDuel points and he finished with 12.0 on Thursday.

Phillip Lindsay finds the endzone in Broncos' dismantling of Cardinals

Denver Broncos running back Phillip Lindsay rushed 14 times for 90 yards and 1 touchdown in Thursday's 45-10 win over the Arizona Cardinals.

What It Means:

Lindsay saw 1 more carry than Royce Freeman, but out-gained him by 53 yards on the ground. The 14 carries are 1 shy of his season-high and he has now averaged at least 4.5 yards per carry in every game this season, for an average of 5.7 yards per carry on the season as a whole.

numberFire's models projected Lindsay for 10.5 FanDuel points and he topped that with 16.1 on Thursday.

Emmanuel Sanders catches and throws for touchdown passes in Broncos' win

Denver Broncos wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders caught 6-of-7 targets for 102 yards and 1 touchdown in Thursday's 45-10 blowout win over the Arizona Cardinals.

What It Means:

Sanders was actually on the other end of the Broncos first passing touchdown of the night, throwing a 28-yard bullet to Courtland Sutton in the endzone. He then racked up 81 of his 102 yards over the remainder of the first half, before the Broncos coasted to victory after halftime.

numberFire's models projected Sanders for 10.8 FanDuel points and he exploded for 24.3 on Thursday.

Dolphins' Frank Gore projected to be an RB3 in Week 7

numberFire projects Miami Dolphins running back Frank Gore to be the RB28 in standard leagues in Week 7.

What It Means:

Gore's workload has been steadily growing throughout the season. He had 15 carries for 101 yards in Miami's Week 6 win over the Bears. He had just one fewer touch than Kenyan Drake despite being on the field for 19 fewer snaps.

We project him for 58.0 yards from scrimmage, 0.3 touchdowns, and 1.3 receptions this week.

Source: numberFire

Titans' Marcus Mariota projected to struggle again in Week 7

Tennessee Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota is projected to finish as the QB27 in Sunday's game versus the Los Angeles Chargers.

What It Means:

Mariota has topped 130 passing yards just once in 5 appearances this season, while throwing just 2 touchdowns compared to 4 interceptions. He took a whopping 11 sacks last week and figures to be in for another tough day as the Titans have the 3rd-lowest implied total of any team this week as they take on the Chargers in London.

numberFire's models project Mariota to throw for 221.2 yards with 1.1 touchdowns and 1.1 interceptions, totaling 14.7 FanDuel points at a cost of $6,800.

Source: numberFire

Eli Manning projected to be a top-12 quarterback option in Week 7

numberFire.com projects New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning to be the QB12 in fantasy for Week 7.

What It Means:

Manning was dreadful in last Thursday's matchup against the Philadelphia Eagles, but he has a couple of things working in his favor this week. One, will likely get tight end Evan Engram back. Two, he faces an Atlanta Falcons defense that has given up the second-most points per game to opposing quarterbacks.

We project Eli to finish with 254.6 passing yards, 2.0 touchdowns, 0.8 interceptions, and 13.4 rushing yards.

Source: numberFire

Cowboys' Tavon Austin (groin) will not play in Week 7

Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Tavor Austin will not play against the Washington Redskins in Week 7.

What It Means:

Austin is dealing with a groin injury. Dallas won't "throw out their jet sweep runs", however, according to Cowboys beat writer Brandon George.

Austin has just 13 touches all season. We project him for just 12.1 catches, 163.8 receiving yards, and 1.1 receiving touchdowns over the rest of the season.

Adrian Peterson (ankle/shoulder) limited in Thursday's practice

Washington Redskins running back Adrian Peterson returned to practice in a limited fashion on Thursday.

What It Means:

Peterson missed Wednesday's practice, but returned to the field as a limited participant on Thursday, ahead of Sunday's divisional matchup versus the Dallas Cowboys. He has played in all 5 of Washington's games this season and does not appear to be in danger of missing Week 7.

numberFire's models project Peterson for a combined 84.6 yards and 0.5 touchdowns, totaling 12.8 FanDuel points at a cost of $6,900.

Sam Bradford inactive for Cardinals on Thursday night

Arizona Cardinals quarterback Sam Bradford will once again be inactive for Thursday's game versus the Denver Broncos.

What It Means:

Bradford will not dress on game day for the fourth-straight week. He has not suited up for the Cardinals since losing the starting job to Josh Rosen, which is not surprising considering he is owed $312,000 for every game in which he is active. Josh Rosen will draw the start again, with Mike Glennon serving as his backup.

Through 3 starts this season, Bradford completed 62.5% of his passes for an average of 133.3 yards, 0.7 touchdowns and 1.3 interceptions per game.

Jamison Crowder (ankle) reportedly 'out a few weeks' for Washington

Washington Redskins wide receiver Jamison Crowder is "out a few weeks" with an ankle sprain, reports Ian Rapoport of NFL Network.

What It Means:

Crowder hasn't officially been ruled out for Week 7 but the injury is apparently going to keep him out more games. Paul Richardson (knee) is questionable to play Sunday versus the Dallas Cowboys, so Washington's three-wide sets may consist of Josh Doctson, Maurice Harris, and either Michael Floyd or Jehu Chesson, who was promoted from the practice squad on Thursday.

Crowder is averaging 7.4 FanDuel points in four games this season, with 13 catches (20 targets) for 134 yards and 1 touchdown.

Bears' Allen Robinson (groin) did not practice on Thursday

Chicago Bears wide receiver Allen Robinson missed Thursday's practice with a groin injury.

What It Means:

Robinson was downgraded from a limited participant in Wednesday's session to not taking part at all in Thursday's practice, ahead of Sunday's game versus the New England Patriots. He is currently second on the team in targets, behind Taylor Gabriel.

Pending his availability, numberFire's models project Robinson for 8.9 FanDuel points at a cost of $6,500 in Week 7.

T.J. Yeldon (foot, ankle) practices for Jaguars Thursday

Jacksonville Jaguars running back T.J. Yeldon (foot, ankle) returned to practice Thursday.

What It Means:

Yeldon was limited after sitting out Wednesday's session. He should be fine for Sunday's matchup against the Houston Texans after a quiet Week 6.

numberFire's models project Yeldon to score 9.4 FanDuel points at a cost of $6,800 in Week 7. He's currently the RB26 in our weekly fantasy rankings.

DeAndre Hopkins (foot) sits out Texans practice Thursday

Houston Texans wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins (foot) did not practice on Thursday.

What It Means:

Hopkins was able to practice on a limited basis Wednesday, so his availability on Friday will be something to keep an eye on. The Texans visit Jalen Ramsey and the Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 7.

Assuming he plays, numberFire's models project Hopkins to score 14.5 FanDuel points at a cost of $8,500 in Week 7. He's currently the WR11 in our weekly fantasy rankings.

Sean Lee (hamstring) practices in full for Cowboys Thursday

Dallas Cowboys linebacker Sean Lee (hamstring) was upgraded to a full participant on Thursday's injury report for Week 7 versus the Washington Redskins.

What It Means:

Lee missed the past three games. His likely return will be a slight downgrade for Adrian Peterson's Week 7 outlook.

The Cowboys D/ST is currently 14th in numberFire's weekly fantasy rankings.

T.Y. Hilton (chest, hamstring) downgraded at Colts practice Thursday

Indianapolis Colts wide receiver T.Y. Hilton (hamstring) was downgraded to a limited participant on Thursday's injury report for Week 7 versus the Buffalo Bills.

What It Means:

Hilton turned in a full session on Wednesday but the Colts are likely just managing his reps as the wideout looks to return from a two-game absence. Hilton has 21 catches on 38 targets for 294 yards and 2 touchdowns in four outings this season.

numberFire's models project Hilton to score 13.0 FanDuel points at a cost of $7,300 in Week 7. He's currently the WR18 in our weekly fantasy rankings.

Gerald McCoy (calf) not practicing for Buccaneers

Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive lineman Gerald McCoy (calf) did not practice Wednesday or Thursday.

What It Means:

McCoy made an early exit from Week 6 with the calf injury and it sounds like the Buccaneers may be without him on Sunday. It's an upgrade for Baker Mayfield and the Cleveland Browns in what was already an appealing Week 7 draw.

The Buccaneers D/ST is 13th in numberFire's Week 7 fantasy rankings.

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