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Seahawks without 3 defensive starters vs. Pittsburgh

Sun Sep 15 12:22pm ET
By The Associated Press

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Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll, left, talks with back judge Greg Steed during the second half of an NFL football game against the Cincinnati Bengals, Sunday, Sept. 8, 2019, in Seattle. (AP Photo/John Froschauer)


The Seattle Seahawks will be without three defensive starters as they try to win in Pittsburgh for the first time since 1999.

Defensive end Ziggy Ansah (shoulder), safety Tedric Thompson (hamstring) and defensive tackle Poona Ford (calf) are all inactive for Sunday's game. The Seahawks edged Cincinnati last week despite giving up over 400 yards passing.

Pittsburgh center Maurkice Pouncey (ankle) and cornerback Joe Haden (shoulder) will play after being limited in practice during the week.

In Miami, four-time All-Pro receiver Antonio Brown is active to make his New England Patriots debut against Dolphins.

Brown joined the Patriots on Monday after requesting and receiving his release from the Oakland Raiders. The next day, a lawsuit was filed in Florida accusing him of rape and sexual assault. Brown denied the allegations by his former trainer, and the NFL plans to meet with her Monday, according to a person familiar with the meeting, who spoke on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the investigation.

With Brown joining Josh Gordon and Super Bowl MVP Julian Edelman, the Patriots could have one of the league's most talented receiver corps.

Dolphins defensive back Minkah Fitzpatrick, unhappy with how he's being used and who has requested a trade, is active for the game.

In Nashville, the Titans added starting center Ben Jones to their injury report Sunday morning with an unspecified illness, but the veteran is active and will play against Indianapolis.

The Colts already had ruled out backup defensive end Kemoko Turay on Saturday because of a neck injury.

In Washington, the Redskins are without two cornerbacks for their game against Dallas: starter Quinton Dunbar has an injured knee, and Fabian Moreau has an ankle problem.

Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie is expected to start in place of Dunbar. Washington's offense is missing key tight end Jordan Reed, still recovering from his latest concussion, and running back Derrius Guice, who went on IR after knee surgery. With Guice out, Adrian Peterson gets back in action after being a healthy scratch in Week 1.

In Houston, the Texans get WR Keke Coutee back this week against Jacksonville; he missed the opener after hurting his ankle in the first preseason game. The Jaguars have four injured starters out: WR Marquise Lee, CB A.J. Bouye, DE Yannick Ngakoue and OL Cam Robinson.

In Detroit, Lions left tackle Taylor Decker is inactive against the Los Angeles Chargers with a back injury. The Lions are also without linebacker Jarrad Davis due to an ankle injury, likely putting rookie Jahlani Tavai in the starting lineup for a second straight week.

Chargers cornerback Michael Davis is inactive with a hamstring injury and Michael Badgley is still out with a groin injury, leaving placekicking duties to punter Ty Long again.

Player Notes
Sean Lee Oct 18 5:33pm ET

Dallas Cowboys CB Anthony Brown (hamstring) did not participate in practice Friday, Oct. 18, and has been ruled out for Week 7. C Joe Looney (back) did not practice and is listed as questionable. DE Dorance Armstrong (neck), OT La'el Collins (knee), CB Byron Jones (hamstring), OG Zack Martin (ankle, back) and OT Tyron Smith (ankle) were limited during practice and are listed as questionable. LB Sean Lee (knee, non-injury) did not practice but is not on the injury report. P Chris X. Jones (back) were limited during practice but is not on the injury report. C Travis Frederick (non-injury) and RB Tony Pollard (knee) fully participated in practice and are not on the injury report.

From TheHuddle

Clay Matthews Oct 18 5:33pm ET

Los Angeles Rams LB Clay Matthews (jaw) was unable to practice all week and has been ruled out for Week 7 versus the Atlanta Falcons. RB Malcolm Brown (ankle) also did not practice all week and is listed as doubtful. S Eric Weddle (non-injury) did not practice Friday, Oct. 18, but was removed from the injury report. CB Jalen Ramsey (non-injury) and RB Todd Gurley (quad) practiced in full Friday and also no longer appear on the injury report.

From TheHuddle

Michael Gallup Oct 18 5:23pm ET

Dallas Cowboys WR Michael Gallup (knee) was limited during practice Friday, Oct. 18, but is not on the injury report for Week 7.

Fantasy Spin: Gallup could be the main option in the passing game this week because of the injuries to Amari Cooper and Randall Cobb. Gallup can be considered a No. 2 or No. 3 receiver in fantasy leagues.

From TheHuddle

Amari Cooper Oct 18 5:23pm ET

Dallas Cowboys WR Amari Cooper (ankle, quadriceps) was limited during practice Friday, Oct. 18, and is listed as questionable for Week 7.

Fantasy Spin: Cooper is expected to be able to play this week, but fantasy players will need to check the inactive list for his official status. He will be a risky option if he plays but can still be a starting option in fantasy leagues.

From TheHuddle

Kenny Stills Oct 18 5:23pm ET

Houston Texans OL Tytus Howard (knee) and OL Greg Mancz (concussion) did not participate in practice all week and have been ruled out for Week 7 against the Indianapolis Colts. CB Johnathan Joseph (hamstring), CB Bradley Roby (hamstring) and S Tashaun Gipson (hip, wrist) were limited and are listed as questionable. LB Zach Cunningham (knee), WR Will Fuller (calf, oblique), WR DeAndre Hopkins (ribs), RB Carlos Hyde (calf), RB Taiwan Jones (hip) and WR Kenny Stills (hamstring) were able to practice in full Friday, Oct. 18, and have been removed from the injury report.

From TheHuddle

Albert McClellan Oct 18 5:13pm ET

New York Jets DE Henry Anderson (shoulder), OT Kelvin Beachum (ankle), RB Trenton Cannon (ankle, foot), LB Neville Hewitt (knee, neck), LB Albert McClellan (concussion), OG Kelechi Osemele (shoulder), OG Alex Lewis (neck) and FS Rontez Miles (non-injury) did not participate in practice Friday, Oct. 18. CB Nate Hairston (knee), LB C.J. Mosley (groin), CB Darryl Roberts (ankle), C Ryan Kalil (shoulder), DT Steve McLendon (hamstring) and OG Brian Winters (knee, shoulder) were limited during practice. LB Blake Cashman (ankle), WR Josh Bellamy (shoulder), LB Brandon Copeland (thumb), S Blake Countess (hamstring), TE Ryan Griffin (ankle), LB Jordan Jenkins (ankle), DE Trumaine Johnson (thigh), DT Quinnen Williams (ankle) and LB Tarell Basham (heel) fully participated in practice.

From TheHuddle

T Y Hilton Oct 18 5:13pm ET

Indianapolis Colts WR Parris Campbell (abdominal), DL Tyquan Lewis (ankle) and CB Kenny Moore II (ankle) did not practice all week and have been ruled out for Week 7 versus the Houston Texans. S Malik Hooker (knee) was upgraded to a full practice Friday, Oct. 18, but is listed as doubtful. CB Pierre Desir (hamstring) and DE Justin Houston (calf) remained out of practice and are listed as questionable. OG Quenton Nelson (hip) was added to the injury report Friday and is also listed as questionable. S Clayton Geathers (rest), DL Denico Autry (rest), OT Anthony Castonzo (rest), WR T.Y. Hilton (rest) and DE Jabaal Sheard (rest) did not practice Friday but have been removed from the injury report. LB Zaire Franklin (hamstring) and TE Eric Ebron (illness) logged a full practice Friday and also no longer appear on the injury report.

From TheHuddle

Randall Cobb Oct 18 5:13pm ET

Dallas Cowboys WR Randall Cobb (back) was limited during practice Friday, Oct. 18, and is listed as questionable for Week 7.

Fantasy Spin: Cobb's status for Week 7 is still uncertain, so fantasy players will need to check the inactive list for his official status. He has posted decent numbers this season but can be benched if better options are available.

From TheHuddle

Vic Beasley Oct 18 5:10pm ET

Atlanta Falcons defensive end Vic Beasley has been put on the trade block with the deadline approaching, according to a league source. The former first-round pick is making $12.8 million this year and is scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent after this season. The 27-year-old had a career-high 15.5 sacks in 2016 but had a combined 10 sacks the following two seasons as the Falcons moved him around. He has 12 total tackles and 1.5 sacks through six games in 2019. He's off the IDP radar for now, but he could become more attractive if he lands in the right spot.

From RotoBaller

Larry Fitzgerald Oct 18 5:03pm ET

Arizona Cardinals DL Zach Allen (neck), OL Brett Toth (illness) and RB D.J. Foster (hamstring) did not practice Friday, Oct. 18, and have been ruled out for Week 7 against the New York Giants. RB David Johnson (ankle), DL Zachariah Kerr (ankle), LB Zeke Turner (hamstring), TE Maxx Williams (ankle), LB Dennis Gardeck (ankle), WR Christian Kirk (ankle), P Andy Lee (hip) and S Charles Washington (shoulder) were limited Friday and are listed as questionable. OL Joshua Miles (illness) was added to the injury report Friday and is also listed as questionable. LB Terrell Suggs (non-injury) did not practice Friday but no longer appears on the injury report. S Chris Banjo (illness), WR Larry Fitzgerald (non-injury) and DL Corey Peters (non-injury) fully participated in practice Friday and have also been removed from the injury report.

From TheHuddle

Christopher Herndon IV Oct 18 5:03pm ET

New York Jets TE Chris Herndon (hamstring) did not participate in practice Friday, Oct. 18.

Fantasy Spin: It appears Herndon will not be able to play in Week 7, so fantasy players should look for other options to use.

From TheHuddle

Demaryius Thomas Oct 18 5:03pm ET

New York Jets WR Demaryius Thomas (hamstring) was limited during practice Friday, Oct. 18.

Fantasy Spin: Thomas appears to have a decent chance to play this week despite the injury but will be facing one of the best defenses. Fantasy players may want to look for other options and avoid Thomas.

From TheHuddle

Jeremy Sprinkle Oct 18 5:00pm ET

Washington Redskins tight end Jeremy Sprinkle will be the starter for the third consecutive week with Vernon Davis having once again been ruled out and Jordan Reed's entire career up in the air. The Redskins are the only team, real or otherwise, that he should start for this week. The 49ers are allowing fewer than four catches per game to tight ends, and Sprinkle has caught a total of four in his two weeks as the starter. There isn't much else to say. Sprinkle isn't relevant on his own bad team, so he is thereby a player to ignore in fantasy.

From RotoBaller

Julio Jones Oct 18 4:53pm ET

Atlanta Falcons CB Desmond Trufant (toe) did not participate in practice all week and has been ruled out for Week 7 against the Los Angeles Rams. OG James Carpenter (knee) and WR Julio Jones (hip) were limited in practice Friday, Oct. 18, but no longer appear on the injury report. CB Blidi Wreh-Wilson (groin), DE Adrian Clayborn (knee) and S Ricardo Allen (knee) fully participated in practice Friday and have been removed from the injury report. FB Keith Smith (knee), OG Jamon Brown (knee) and DE Takkarist McKinley (groin) were not given an official practice designation Friday but also no longer appear on the injury report.

From TheHuddle

Jimmy Graham Oct 18 4:53pm ET

Green Bay Packers TE Jimmy Graham (ankle) was limited during practice Friday, Oct. 18, but is not on the injury report for Week 7.

Fantasy Spin: Graham could have a big role in the passing game since the Packers have three injured receivers. He can be considered a low-end No. 1 tight end in fantasy leagues.

From TheHuddle

Aaron Rodgers Oct 18 4:53pm ET

Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers (knee) was limited during practice Friday, Oct. 18, but is not on the injury report for Week 7.

Fantasy Spin: Rodgers probably will be without some of his pass catchers this week but can still be considered a starting option in fantasy leagues.

From TheHuddle

Aaron Jones Oct 18 4:53pm ET

Green Bay Packers RB Aaron Jones (shoulder) fully participated in practice Friday, Oct. 18, and is not on the injury report for Week 7.

Fantasy Spin: Jones made some mistakes during the Week 6 game but should continue to receive most of the carries in the running game. He can be considered a No. 2 running back in fantasy leagues.

From TheHuddle

Paul Richardson Oct 18 4:50pm ET

Washington Redskins wide receiver Paul Richardson hasn't scored a touchdown since Week 3, has caught three or fewer passes in four of six games, and has broken 40 receiving yards just once. His next opponent is a 49ers Defense that is certain to highlight all of those shortcomings for another week, as they have allowed opposing wideouts to catch an average of nine passes a game. Terry McLaurin figures to see over half of that average on his own, leaving little else for Richardson or any other Washington pass-catcher.

From RotoBaller

Josh Gordon Oct 18 4:50pm ET

New England Patriots wide receiver Josh Gordon (ankle, knee) missed a second straight practice on Friday. Tight ends Ryan Izzo (concussion) and Matt LaCosse (knee) also sat out. Gordon looks unlikely to play on Monday night against the Jets, so fantasy owners should make plans to be without him. If that's the case, it's likely that Julian Edelman and Phillip Dorsett will be the team's top two receivers in a good matchup against Gang Green. Dorsett has sneaky flex and DFS appeal after missing last Thursday's game. LaCosse is out multiple weeks and Izzo is in danger of sitting out Monday, leaving the Pats dangerously thin at tight end. It's why they re-signed veteran Benjamin Watson earlier this week.

From RotoBaller

Trey Quinn Oct 18 4:50pm ET

Washington Redskins wide receiver Trey Quinn looked like he might be on the brink of carving out a PPR-relevant role for himself early in the season, hauling in 13 catches for 99 yards and a touchdown in his first three games. Since then, he has seven catches for 36 yards. Even the return of Case Keenum in Week 6 against an atrocious Dolphins team wasn't enough to bring Quinn back up, as he failed to eclipse even 10 receiving yards in his team's most inviting matchup to date. Now he'll have to deal with a 49ers secondary allowing opposing WRs to catch nine passes a game. Dynasty owners who are looking to tank the 2019 season for the number-one pick in their draft next year would be wise to start Quinn this week. For everyone else, stay away.

From RotoBaller