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FFL: Week 7 | NFL: Week 7

Mack, Amukamara lead Bears over Seahawks 24-17

Mon Sep 17 11:27pm ET
AP Sports Writer

Players: Russell Wilson, Rashaad Penny

Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson (3) loses a ball during the first half of an NFL football game against the Chicago Bears Monday, Sept. 17, 2018, in Chicago. (AP Photo/David Banks)

Seattle Seahawks cornerback Shaquill Griffin (26) intercepts a pass during the first half of an NFL football game against the Chicago Bears Monday, Sept. 17, 2018, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

Chicago Bears linebacker Khalil Mack sacks Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson (3) during the first half of an NFL football game Monday, Sept. 17, 2018, in Chicago. (AP Photo/David Banks)

CORRECTS TO TREY BURTON (80) NOT DION SIMS (88) - Chicago Bears tight end Trey Burton (80) celebrates his touchdown during the first half of an NFL football game against the Seattle Seahawks, Monday, Sept. 17, 2018, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

Chicago Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky (10) throws a pass during the first half of an NFL football game against the Seattle Seahawks Monday, Sept. 17, 2018, in Chicago. (AP Photo/David Banks)

Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson (3) gets sacked by Chicago Bears linebacker Aaron Lynch (99) as he is pressured by Lynch and cornerback Bryce Callahan (37) during the first half of an NFL football game Monday, Sept. 17, 2018, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

CHICAGO (AP) Khalil Mack had one of six sacks against Russell Wilson, Prince Amukamara returned an interception 49 yards for a touchdown and the Chicago Bears beat the Seattle Seahawks 24-17 Monday night to give coach Matt Nagy his first career victory.

Mack had a strip-sack in the first half and consistently pressured Wilson in another dominant performance.

Amukamara jumped the route on a pass intended for Rashaad Penny near midfield for his first career touchdown, making it 24-10 with 6:37 left. It was his first interception since 2015 with the New York Giants.

Danny Trevathan then stripped Wilson with his second sack of the game. The Bears' Leonard Floyd recovered the fumble, and Chicago hung on.

Player Notes
Ezekiel Ansah Oct 20 5:30pm ET

Detroit Lions defensive end Ezekiel Ansah (shoulder) has been ruled out for Week 7 against the Dolphins. Ansah's injury-plagued career continues on. He hasn't played since the season-opening loss to the Jets and has four tackles and a sack on the year. When healthy, Ansah is the team's best pass rusher, so they've been short-handed with him sidelined. Detroit ranks 11th in the NFL with 17 sacks without Ansah.

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Case Keenum Oct 20 5:30pm ET

The Denver Broncos placed left guard Ronald Leary (Achilles) on Injured Reserve on Saturday and signed center Nico Falah off the Jets practice squad in a corresponding move, according to a source. Leary has a torn Achilles and will miss the rest of the season. Max Garcia is expected to replace him on a very mediocre Denver offensive line. It's bad news for the running game and quarterback Case Keenum moving forward.

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Melvin Gordon Oct 20 5:00pm ET

Los Angeles Chargers running back Melvin Gordon (hamstring) is now listed as questionable for the Week 7 game in London against the Titans. Gordon was added to the injury report on Friday but got in a limited practice. Luckily for fantasy owners, the London game will kick off early Sunday morning, so owners will know if Gordon is playing or not. He might come down to a game-time decision. Make sure you have a backup plan in place. If Gordon can't go, Austin Ekeler would become a strong RB2 option for fantasy owners.

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Rob Gronkowski Oct 20 5:00pm ET

New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski (ankle, back) is "highly unlikely" to play in Week 7 against the Bears after not traveling with the team to Chicago, according to a source. Players that don't travel with the team pretty much never play, so this is big news. Gronk owners need to find a replacement from a very poor lot of tight ends that are available on the waiver wire. With Gronk not expected to play, receivers Julian Edelman, Chris Hogan and Josh Gordon should see more work, as well as running back James White.

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Terrelle Pryor Oct 20 5:00pm ET

The New York Jets are releasing wide receiver Terrelle Pryor (groin) on Saturday, according to a league source. Pryor is dealing with a tear in his groin and is expected to be out around two weeks. The team is interested in re-signing him when he's healthy, but other teams will likely be interested in him as well. Pryor had touchdowns in the last two games for Gang Green but caught only 14 passes on 22 targets for 235 yards in six games. He can be left to the waiver wire for now. In his absence and with Quincy Enunwa (ankle) out a few weeks, Robby Anderson and Jermaine Kearse will be the top two wideouts. Kearse is the more attractive fantasy option, especially in PPR leagues. Charone Peake and Andre Roberts should fill in on three-receiver sets.

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Calvin Ridley Oct 20 1:50pm ET

Atlanta Falcons head coach Dan Quinn expects wide receivers Calvin Ridley (ankle) and Mohamed Sanu (hip) to play on Monday night against the Giants, as well as defensive tackle Grady Jarrett and defensive end Derrick Shelby. Ridley has been practicing the last two days, while Sanu returned to practice on Saturday. It's good news for quarterback Matt Ryan in somewhat of a tough matchup against New York's underrated secondary. Ridley will be in play as a WR3 if he suits up, while Sanu is more of a touchdown-dependant WR4/flex. Having Jarrett and Shelby available will be a big boost to a defense that has lost their best playmakers to injury already this year.

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Russell Shepard Oct 20 1:30pm ET

New York Giants wide receiver Russell Shepard (neck) is questionable for Monday night against the Falcons. Shepard has just four catches on eight targets for 61 yards in five games this year, so he wasn't on the fantasy radar to begin with, but his role was set to increase with Cody Latimer on Injured Reserve. Rookie Jawill Davis or Bennie Fowler could serve as the third wideout behind Odell Beckham Jr. and Sterling Shepard on Monday.

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Mohamed Sanu Oct 20 1:20pm ET

Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Mohamed Sanu (hip) is back at practice on Saturday and is running routes after sitting out both Thursday and Friday. It remains to be seen what his status will be for the Monday night game against the Giants, but Sanu will probably be listed as questionable. Returning to practice Saturday gives him a good shot to play, however. While Sanu has touchdowns in three of the last four games, he remains third in the receiving pecking order and is a touchdown-dependent WR3/flex if he plays. Justin Hardy could see work in three-receiver sets if Sanu is inactive.

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Mohamed Sanu Oct 20 1:10pm ET

Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Mohamed Sanu will try to find the end zone for the third straight week Monday. This is assuming Sanu is able to suit up. The receiver has been battling a hip injury for the past couple of weeks, and he aggravated it more earlier in the week. Coach Dan Quinn thinks that Sanu should be able to play through the injury. If he does hell draw a difficult matchup against a stout Giants secondary. Its worth noting that fellow wide receiver Calvin Ridley is also questionable, but it sounds like hell be good to go. If Ridley was out, Sanu would get a bump as the teams No. 2 receiver. Since he has had such a big end zone presence, Sanu is a solid WR3/Flex play in all formats.

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Michael Crabtree Oct 20 1:00pm ET

The Baltimore Ravens are hoping wide receiver Michael Crabtree has put his propensity to drop passes behind him. Crabtree is coming off a stellar Week 6 performance where he had six catches for 93 yards and one touchdown. It was the first time that he reached the end zone since the opening game of the season and it marked his first game of 90 or more receiving yards since 2016. He now has 12 receptions over the last two contests, giving him four games of at least five catches this season. The 31-year-old, who has dropped a league-high six passes, is tied for the team lead with 30 receptions, as his 35.2 percent target share tops the team. New Orleans has one of the most porous pass defenses in the league. The Saints are surrendering about 17 receptions, 228 yards and two touchdowns a game to receivers. With that said, Crabtree is a solid WR3 play against the Saints, who are permitting the most fantasy points to wide receivers this year.

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Calvin Ridley Oct 20 1:00pm ET

Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Calvin Ridley will face a tough secondary Monday against the New York Giants. Ridley has been battling an ankle injury all weak, but the Falcons are optimistic that hell be able to suit up. Even though some might be surprised, the Giants have a well-rounded secondary. They rank second in the league in fantasy points allowed to wide receivers this year. If fellow wide receiver Mohamed Sanu is out, then Ridley will see a nice bump. If not, hell take from Ridleys share along with tight end Austin Hooper. Assuming Ridley is healthy he is still a must start in deeper leagues, and a slightly risky WR2 in other formats.

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Alex Collins Oct 20 12:50pm ET

Baltimore Ravens running back Alex Collins is coming off a solid 54-yard, two-touchdown performance on a season-high 19 carries in a 21-0 win over the Titans last week. While he averaged an uninspiring 2.8 yards per attempt, he only had two negative runs and garnered five or more yards on three of his carries. More importantly, the 24-year-old out-touched Javorius Allen, who he was essentially sharing the backfield workload with over the first five weeks, 19 to four. Collins has garnered double-digit carries in each of his last four games, however, he has only two receptions for 10 yards over the last three games. New Orleans is giving up the fifth fewest fantasy points to running backs, as opposing backs have accumulated a league-low 245 yards on the ground along with three touchdowns this season. Tampa Bay's Peyton Barber is the only running back to top the 60-yard plateau this season against the Saints this season. Collins, eighth in the NFL with four rushing touchdowns, will likely need to reach the end zone to provide very much value to fantasy owners this week. Still, fantasy players should consider him as an RB3/flex option in Week 7.

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Derek Anderson Oct 20 12:40pm ET

Buffalo Bills quarterback Derek Anderson will look to get the team on track Sunday versus the Indianapolis Colts. Wow, that was weird to say. Anderson joined the team less than 10 days ago, so we shouldnt expect much in terms of pass production. It sound the starting quarterback Josh Allen will be back in a couple of weeks, so expect a heavy dose of LeSean McCoy until then. Anderson definitely isnt worth picking up off the waivers, and should be a risky but cheap DFS play.

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Zay Jones Oct 20 12:40pm ET

Buffalo Bills wide receiver Zay Jones is finally starting to emerge as the teams No. 1 target, and will look to keep things going Sunday against the Colts. He draws a great matchup against a weak Colts secondary that ranks around the bottom of the league in fantasy points allowed to receivers. Unfortunately Jones will be working without his starting quarterback Josh Allen. Instead Derek Anderson, who hasnt even been on the team for 10 days, will be taking the snaps. This is a downgrade for Jones and its hard to say who Anderson will be targeting. Since there is so much uncertainty, and the Bills will probably be pounding McCoy most of the day, Jones is a weak flex option in deeper leagues.

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LeSean McCoy Oct 20 12:10pm ET

Buffalo Bills running back LeSean McCoy should be in for a big workload on Sunday against the Indianapolis Colts. With quarterback Josh Allen out this week, the Bills should resort to a heavy dose of the run. In the past two weeks McCoy has gotten 24 and 16 carries respectively. It wouldnt be that bold to say he should get at least 20 carries Sunday. He draws a decent matchup against a Colts defense that is middle of the pack at stopping the run. While Shady is getting a boost with a backup quarterback in, there still is the offensive line issues. The line has failed to get much push up front all year, which has made for tough running conditions for McCoy. So, Shady can be looked at as a RB2 at best in most leagues, and should be a good value play in DFS.

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Mike Gesicki Oct 20 11:10am ET

Miami Dolphins tight end Mike Gesicki remains a low-end TE2 option in Week 7 as he has not seen any significant increase in targets. Gesicki has proven to be a good pass-catcher but has been more involved in blocking than in running routes so far this season. The Dolphins offense has been relatively quiet this season so there is still a chance for Gesicki to move into a more significant fantasy role. Regardless, Gesicki can be avoided for now and will only reach value if he scores a touchdown.

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Tom Brady Oct 19 11:20pm ET

New England Patriots right tackle Marcus Cannon (concussion) did not practice all week and has been ruled out for Week 7 against the Bears. Quarterback Tom Brady's protection won't be as good as usual against a strong Chicago pass rush, although All-Pro defensive end Khalil Mack (ankle) is questionable and was slowed by his injury last week. Still, it's something to keep an eye on for this Sunday. If New England's offensive line is struggling, expect the Patriots to get the ball out quickly, which would favor receiver Julian Edelman and running back James White.

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Brice Butler Oct 19 11:10pm ET

Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Brice Butler (groin) practiced in full all week and is no longer on the Week 7 injury report against the Redskins after sitting out in Week 6. While Butler could see a role against Washington, he has yet to catch a pass in 2018 and would be behind Allen Hurns, Cole Beasley, rookie Michael Gallup and Deonte Thompson in one of the worst passing offenses in football, so you can continue ignoring him.

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Ryan Tannehill Oct 19 10:40pm ET

Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill (shoulder) will play again this season, but his long-term future is in doubt. Tannehill continues to battle injuries and has not lived up to expectations in the first seven weeks of the season. Before the knee injury that kept him out for all of 2017 he had a quarterback rating of 93.5 and completed 67.1 percent of his passes in 2016. His QB rating through five games this year is at 92.9 with a completion percentage of 65.9. Tannehill is scheduled to cost $26.6 million against the salary cap next year, while releasing him after the year take $13.2 million off the cap. It all likely depends on whether Tannehill can improve in the second half of the season when he returns from his right shoulder injury. Until then, Brock Osweiler will fill in under center. Tannehill will probably be dropped in shallow leagues with him likely to miss at least the next two games.

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Ameer Abdullah Oct 19 10:33pm ET

Detroit Lions RB Ameer Abdullah could see some action in passing situations with RB Theo Riddick (knee) ruled out against the Miami Dolphins in Week 8.