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|10/21/2016||Ty Montgomery, GB, WR|
|Montgomery finished with 10 catches for 66 yards, and nine carries for 60 yards in the Packers' 26-10 win over the Bears.
Analysis: Talk about versatility. With Green Bay out of running backs, Montgomery got the start in the backfield. He's also caught 10 passes in each of the past two weeks.
|10/21/2016||Randall Cobb, GB, WR|
|Cobb finished with 11 catches for 95 yards and a touchdown and also had five carries for the running back-starved Packers in a 26-10 win over the Bears.
Analysis: Cobb has been targets 37 times and caught 27 passes in the last three weeks.
|10/21/2016||Davante Adams, GB, WR|
|Adams had 13 catches for a career-high 132 yards and two TDs in the Packers' 26-10 win over the Bears.
Analysis: Adams had just been cleared earlier Thursday from the NFL's concussion protocol after leaving the loss Sunday to Dallas. He looked like one of the few Packers receivers capable of creating a little separation, so there's a good chance he could be the team's new No. 1 target.
|10/21/2016||Aaron Rodgers, GB, QB|
|Rodgers threw for 326 yards and three touchdowns in the Packers' 26-10 win over the Bears, going 39 of 56 to set a franchise record for completions.
Analysis: The Packers' offense doesn't look right regardless of this result. They don't have any healthy running backs and the receivers aren't getting any separation. It's a credit to Rodgers that he can still put up decent fantasy numbers with the poor playing calling and execution of Green Bay's other skill-position players.
|10/20/2016||Alshon Jeffery, Chi, WR|
|Jeffery was held in check on Thursday night, finishing with three catches for 33 yards in a blowout loss to the Packers.
Analysis: Jeffery just isn't the same type of impact fantasy performer without Jay Cutler. He has just 18 catches for 249 yards in his last four games. He's still looking for his first touchdown.
|10/20/2016||Jordan Howard, Chi, RB|
|Howard appears to be coming back to Earth after finishing with 22 yards on seven carries in a blowout loss to Green Bay on Thursday.
Analysis: Howard has totaled 56 yards on 22 carries in his last two games. He had run for 229 yards on 39 attempts over his previous two.
|10/20/2016||Matt Barkley, Chi, QB|
|Barkley subbed in for an injured Brian Hoyer on Thursday, going 6 for 15 for 81 yards and two interceptions in a loss at Green Bay.
Analysis: We don't think Barkley will get a start in the Bears' next game versus Minnesota on Oct. 31. Jay Cutler will likely be back after Hoyer suffered a broken arm.
|10/20/2016||Brian Hoyer, Chi, QB|
|Hoyer broke his left arm in the second quarter Thursday night at Green Bay.
Analysis: Hoyer left after getting hit by Clay Matthews and Julius Peppers on an incompletion on third-and-6 from the 50 with 10:21 left in the quarter. The right-handed Hoyer looked as if he landed on his left arm. He was attended to by trainers on the field for a couple minutes before going to the locker room. Hoyer was 4 of 11 for 49 yards. He started for Jay Cutler, who missed his fifth straight game with a right thumb injury.
|10/20/2016||Robbie Gould, NYG, K|
|Gould is going to London with the Giants for Sunday's game against the Rams.
Analysis: With Josh Brown embroiled in a domestic abuse controversy, the Giants needed a kicker. They may have found one in the former Pro Bowler, and Gould's track record is good enough that Brown should be out of a job shortly.
|10/20/2016||Matt Forte, NYJ, RB|
|Forte practiced in full on Thursday despite dealing with a knee injury.
Analysis: Forte should be good to go this weekend for the Jets, who may have to rely on him with Geno Smith starting under center.
|10/20/2016||Martellus Bennett, NE, TE|
|Bennett was limited in Thursday's practice due to an ankle injury.
Analysis: Bennett played through the injury last weekend, so we expect he'll be good to go this Sunday.
|10/20/2016||Latavius Murray, Oak, RB|
|Murray practiced for a second straight day after missing two games with a toe injury.
Analysis: Murray has been limited but the coaching staff is hopeful he can play in Jacksonville.
|10/20/2016||Andrew Luck, Ind, QB|
|Luck was downgraded to questionable on Thursday due to ankle and shoulder injuries.
Analysis: Luck has been banged up all season, so this shouldn't alarm fantasy owners. He's expected to have a good day on Sunday against the Titans.
|10/20/2016||Don Jackson, GB, RB|
|The Packers plan to start Jackson at running back after the rookie was activated from the practice squad.
Analysis: The Packers are completely decimated at running back, so it might be wise to start Aaron Rodgers on Thursday night against the rival Bears.
|10/20/2016||Josh Brown, NYG, K|
|The Giants aren't bringing Brown to London for Sunday's game against the Rams after the NFL announced it is re-opening an investigation into allegations he abused his former wife.
Analysis: Brown's future with the Giants, and the NFL for that matter, certainly appear to be in doubt after police released journal entries and emails in which he admitted to verbally and physically abusing his ex-wife. The Giants said they want to review the new information before reaching a decision on the kicker, possibly next week.
|10/20/2016||DeSean Jackson, Was, WR|
|Jackson missed practice for a second straight day Thursday due a sore left shoulder, putting his availability for Sunday's game at Detroit into question.
Analysis: Jackson told reporters Wednesday that he doesn't expect to miss the game, but not practicing certainly brings about some doubt. He got hurt in last week's win over Philadelphia as he was targeted nine times but caught just four balls for 55 yards.
|10/20/2016||Mike Gillislee, Buf, RB|
|Gillislee would likely get the bulk of the carries Sunday at Miami if LeSean McCoy is unable to play.
Analysis: With McCoy missing practice Thursday after leaving early Wednesday due to a hamstring injury, his status for Sunday is uncertain. Gillislee is a viable fantasy option if McCoy sits, having gained 61 yards and a touchdown on six carries last week. Plus, the Dolphins run defense has allowed an average of 147 yards per game.
|10/19/2016||Joe Flacco, Bal, QB|
|Flacco missed practice for the second straight day on Thursday, putting his availability in question for this weekend's game versus the Jets.
Analysis: Though a final determination might not be made until as late as Saturday, Flacco told reporters Wednesday that he expects to play. Flacco reportedly has irritation in the joint of his throwing shoulder. He reported his injury to the Ravens on Monday and had an MRI. Flacco said he is dealing with a "little soreness" in his shoulder, but that "it's nothing to worry about." However, if he can't go, Ryan Mallett would start for Baltimore.
|10/19/2016||Dak Prescott, Dal, QB|
|Prescott will start Oct. 30 against the Eagles after the Cowboys' bye week with Tony Romo still awaiting medical clearance to practice.
Analysis: Jerry Jones made clear on Monday that the team is not forcing the decision at quarterback, and with no timetable for Romo's return, there is not yet a call for Jones and coach Jason Garrett to make. The Cowboys expected Romo to miss 7-10 weeks when he was diagnosed with a fractured back on Aug. 25. Prescott said Sunday that the Cowboys are still "Tony's team," but Romo then tweeted a photo of the quarterbacks together with the message: Our Team.
|10/19/2016||Ben Roethlisberger, Pit, QB|
|Roethlisberger could miss four to six weeks after having surgery for a torn meniscus in his left knee, according to an ESPN report.
Analysis: The report says Roethlisberger and the Steelers were informed of the timetable by orthopedic surgeon Dr. James Bradley based on what the doctor saw when he performed the arthroscopic procedure Monday. Big Ben originally was told to expect to miss two to three weeks. At the very least, Roethlisberger will miss Sunday's game against the Patriots while Landry Jones gets the start.
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