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FFL: Week 7 | NFL: Week 7

Lions put WR Marvin Jones on IR with ankle injury

Tue Dec 10 5:06pm ET

Players: Matthew Stafford, Marvin Jones, Jeff Driskel, David Blough, Kerryon Johnson

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) The Detroit Lions have put wide receiver Marvin Jones on injured reserve with an ankle injury.

The team announced the move Tuesday. The Lions also signed defensive tackle Frank Herron to their active roster from the Miami Dolphins' practice squad.

Detroit has lost six straight games and nine of its past 10. Jones was a bright spot at times, catching 62 passes for 779 yards and nine touchdowns. He had 1,101 yards receiving during the 2017 season but has been limited to just 22 games since then.

The Lions have been decimated by injuries. Quarterbacks Matthew Stafford and Jeff Driskel have been out, forcing the team to turn to David Blough. Detroit also lost running back Kerryon Johnson.

The Lions host Tampa Bay on Sunday.

Player Notes
Tyler Boyd Oct 25 6:00pm ET

Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Tyler Boyd caught 11 of his 13 targets to finish the Week 7 matchup against the Browns with 101 yards and a score. After fizzling out against the Colts last Sunday, the 25-year-old recorded one of his most convincing performances of the 2020 campaign. Boyd has now logged at least eight targets in five of Cincy's seven contests and should continue to benefit from the stellar play of rookie signal-caller Joe Burrow. However, things may get difficult for the former Pittsburgh Panther in Week 8 against the Titans, with Tennessee looking to rebound after suffering its first defeat of the year against the Steelers.

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Greg Zuerlein Oct 25 6:00pm ET

Dallas Cowboys kicker Greg Zuerlein attempted a field goal in Week 7, and it was good for the only three points the Cowboys scored in an ugly 25-3 loss to the Washington Football Team. Zuerlein made his kick from 45 yards out and was never on the field on offense again. The Dallas offense is in total shambles, possibly moving Zuerlein out of the top-15 fantasy kickers going forward. He should continue to be solid, but may not get enough opportunities to score significant fantasy points.

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Michael Gallup Oct 25 5:50pm ET

Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Michael Gallup came up empty in a rough Week 7 loss. Gallup was targeted twice but couldn't come down with either pass, ending up with a blank box score and zero fantasy points. Gallup was working as a field stretcher with Dak Prescott around, but now with Andy Dalton and possibly Ben DiNucci throwing the ball for the Cowboys, Gallup seems much more likely to hit the "bust" part of his boom-or-bust fantasy outlook.

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Logan Thomas Oct 25 5:50pm ET

Washington Football Team tight end Logan Thomas caught all four of his targets for 60 yards and a touchdown in a Week 7 win over the Cowboys. Thomas played second-fiddle to Terry McLaurin in the passing game as no other Washington player had more than two targets. Thomas made them count catching several big passes to move the chains while finding the end zone for the third time this season. Thomas has had an up-and-down season but is getting enough weekly targets to be considered a borderline starter in 12-team fantasy leagues. He'll be a touchdown-dependant starter in his next matchup in Week 9 versus the Giants.

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Giovani Bernard Oct 25 5:50pm ET

Cincinnati Bengals running back Giovani Bernard racked up 37 yards off 13 carries during the heartbreaking loss to the Cleveland Browns. He also added five catches for 59 yards and a touchdown. The veteran filled in admirably for Joe Mixon (foot), who is considered week-to-week after being injured during the Week 6 encounter with the Colts. At this point, the 28-year-old has likely found a home on fantasy rosters. However, if he is still floating around the waiver wire, managers should pick him up before it's too late, especially if Mixon cannot suit up against the Titans in Week 8. Although Bernard isn't the most efficient runner, he should continue to benefit from the team's pass-heavy offense.

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Latavius Murray Oct 25 5:50pm ET

New Orleans Saints running back Latavius Murray posted 56 scrimmage yards on 12 total touches in a victory over the Panthers. Murray's 4.3 yards per carry were a bit skewed, as he picked up 25 yards on one run and just 22 yards on the other 10 carries. Still, the opportunity Murray is getting is encouraging for those who have him rostered, as the coaching staff clearly trusts him. It bears repeating, but if something were to happen to Alvin Kamara, Murray would be an easy start as an RB1.

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Terry McLaurin Oct 25 5:40pm ET

Washington Football Team wide receiver Terry McLaurin posted a 7-90-1 line versus the Cowboys to help lead Washington to a win over their division rival. The sophomore receiver was a huge part of the game plan against a bad Dallas secondary as McLaurin was targeted 11 times, his fourth game this season with double-digit targets. It could have been an even bigger game for McLaurin but he came up inches short of the goal line on his first catch of the game. He made up for it a couple of drives later as he torched Trevon Diggs for a 52-yard score. McLaurin doesn't operate in the NFL's most electrifying offense, but his combination of skill and target-floor make him one of the best WR options in fantasy. He'll have another solid matchup with the Giants in Week 9 after the bye.

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Alvin Kamara Oct 25 5:40pm ET

New Orleans Saints running back Alvin Kamara carried the ball 14 times for 83 rushing yards and caught all eight targets for 65 receiving yards in a 27-24 win. The 83 rushing yards tied a season-high for Kamara, as the running room was easy to find against Carolina's ground defense. Amazingly, the star halfback has exceeded 100 scrimmage yards in every game but one- and he ended up with two scores in that contest to salvage his day. There might be no better player to roster in fantasy football right now, so managers should keep riding the Kamara wave into a Week 8 contest against a Bears Defense that can be had on the ground.

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Odell Beckham Jr. Oct 25 5:40pm ET

Cleveland Browns wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. (knee) will have an MRI performed on Monday. The veteran was forced out of Sunday's matchup against the Bengals after injuring his left knee in the first quarter. Although the team fears the worst, fantasy managers should wait until official confirmation before hitting the panic button. Heading into Week 7, the 27-year-old grabbed 23 of his 42 targets for 319 yards and three touchdowns.

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Dalton Schultz Oct 25 5:40pm ET

Dallas Cowboys tight end Dalton Schultz made two catches in Week 7, gaining 22 yards. Unfortunately for the Cowboys, Schultz ended up second on the team in both catches and receiving yards. He was targeted four times in a game in which the Cowboys couldn't do much of anything on offense. Even if Andy Dalton (head) is able to play next week, Schultz may be no better than a mid-range TE2. Things are rough on both sides of the ball in Dallas right now.

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CeeDee Lamb Oct 25 5:40pm ET

Dallas Cowboys rookie wide receiver CeeDee Lamb was targeted five times in an ugly Week 7 loss, failing to catch any of those targets. He was given one carry and gained one yard. In standard scoring leagues, Lamb put up just 0.1 fantasy points. It was a bad game for pretty much everyone in a Cowboys uniform. Even if Andy Dalton (head) isn't forced to miss time, Lamb and all of the Cowboys pass catchers are getting a huge downgrade compared to when Dak Prescott (ankle) was under center.

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Robert Tonyan Oct 25 5:30pm ET

Green Bay Packers tight end Robert Tonyan caught only two passes for 32 yards in the Packers 35-20 romp over the Texans in Week 7. Quarterback Aaron Rodgers was generous with his offensive distribution but Tonyan was unable to enjoy the fruits of the teams prosperity. Fantasy teams that raced to pick up Tonyan after his three-touchdown performance in Week 4 have been rewarded with only five catches for 57 yards over the last two weeks. Tonyan's fantasy value will continue to sink heading into Week 8.

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Amari Cooper Oct 25 5:30pm ET

Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Amari Cooper had the only remotely productive offensive game for the Cowboys in Week 7. He caught seven passes for 80 yards and added a carry for five more yards on the ground. Cooper was targeted seven times and caught everything sent his way. He ended up leading the team in catches, targets, and yards all by a significant margin. It was a rough game for the Cowboys in all aspects, but in the "someone has to catch the ball" situations that the Cowboys may have going forward, Cooper is the most likely to be that "someone". Cooper will remain a volume-based WR2 option regardless of the Cowboys quarterback situation going forward.

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Davante Adams Oct 25 5:20pm ET

Green Bay Packers wide receiver Davante Adams caught 13 passes for 196 yards and two touchdowns in the Packers 35-20 win over the Texans in Week 7. Adams simply could not be stopped, wreaking havoc all over the field with his team-high 16 targets in the game. The Packers offense simply is a different beast when Adams is on the field, as the star receiver now has two enormous fantasy performances under his belt this season. Adams heads into Week 8 with 36 receptions for 449 yards and four touchdowns through only four games this season.

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Will Fuller Oct 25 5:20pm ET

Another week, another touchdown reception for Houston Texans wide receiver Will Fuller V, who now has one in five consecutive games. It seems like his Week 2 game where he wasn't targeted triggered some kind of change in this offense. Fuller finished Sunday's loss to Green Bay with three catches for 35 yards and the score. He wasn't as involved as he had been recently, but if Fuller can keep having such a nose for the end zone, he'll be a solid WR2 play moving forward for fantasy managers.

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Tony Pollard Oct 25 5:20pm ET

Dallas Cowboys running back Tony Pollard got eight carries in Week 7, gaining just 16 yards. He added one catch, gaining six yards on his only target. The Cowboys offense as a whole is looking like a complete mess. Even if Pollard continues to get more carries than expected, he won't find much room to run behind a struggling Cowboys offensive line. He's still worth rostering behind Ezekiel Elliott, but isn't a starting option beyond the deepest fantasy leagues.

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Jamaal Williams Oct 25 5:20pm ET

Green Bay Packers running back Jamaal Williams came off the bench to carry the ball 19 times for 77 yards with one touchdown in the Packers 35-20 win over the Texans in Week 7. Williams added four catches for 37 yards in place of injured star running back Aaron Jones as the Packers cruised to victory. Williams punched in a one-yard carry for a touchdown in the fourth quarter that sealed the victory. There is a cautious expectation that Jones will return to the lineup next week but, either way, Williams represents one of the better handcuff options in fantasy moving forward.

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Randall Cobb Oct 25 5:10pm ET

Houston Texans wide receiver Randall Cobb led the team in both receptions and receiving yards in Sunday's loss to the Green Bay Packers. He finished with eight catches for 95 yards. Cobb's production in Houston has been inconsistent and he's usually been the No. 3 guy in the pecking order, but he's going to have some games where he steps into a larger role. This was one of them and showed why he's rosterable in deeper leagues, even if playing him can be a bit of a roller coaster.

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N'Keal Harry Oct 25 5:10pm ET

New England Patriots wide receiver N'Keal Harry (head) was taken to the locker room in the first quarter of the team's Week 7 game against the San Francisco 49ers. Harry took a hard hit from 49ers safety Tarvarius Moore on an incomplete pass and was helped off the field. He had one catch for six yards on two targets before the injury. His return should be considered questionable.

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Drew Brees Oct 25 5:10pm ET

New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees completed 29 of 36 passes for 287 yards and two touchdowns along with a rushing touchdown. Brees was accurate throughout the contest, spreading the ball around to eight different receivers. The veteran even scored a rushing touchdown for the second straight game, pulling the old jump-over-the-line trick for a one-yard score. The lone mistake was a fumble, but that doesn't change the fact that Brees has now thrown for at least 300 yards or two scores in every game this season. He'll be in the conversation as a starting option in Week 8, despite the tough matchup against the Bears.

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