San Diego will look to repeat a solid Week 6 defensive performance when the Chargers and Broncos face off for the second time in 18 days.
The Chargers topped the Broncos 21-13 in Week 6, racking up two sacks and two turnovers along the way. San Diego is 2-6 against Denver under coach Mike McCoy and could creep back to .500 with anther victory. Led by rookie star DE Joey Bosa, the Chargers D/ST is trending in the right direction but is a mid-tier fantasy option in Week 8 on the road.
Atlanta LB Vic Beasley has racked up 6.5 sacks and three forced fumbles through seven weeks.
"He's been getting off on the ball, getting the ball out, looking like a Pro Bowl player," said Falcons CB Desmond Trufant. Beasley has helped spark the Atlanta pass rush that had major issues last season. The Falcons have 15 sacks in seven games compared to just 19 in all of 2015, and have dropped opposing quarterbacks 11 times in the last three weeks. Despite an improved pass rush, Atlanta has allowed 28.4 points per game this season, making the Falcons D/ST an undesirable fantasy option against Green Bay in Week 8.
Ravens coach John Harbaugh wants Breshad Perriman to begin advancing more quickly.
"I told him, 'I just am impatient. You have all this talent, and there is a lot to learn, but I just want to speed the curve up,'" Harbaugh said after Perriman had a rough game Sunday. "Obviously, he said that he could not agree more. We just have to keep chasing it. It is going to happen, and let's try to make it happen sooner rather than later." Playing about 40 weekly snaps, Perriman hasn't shown much after missing his entire rookie season, catching no more than three passes in a game and failing to find the end zone. He'll go further in the tank once Steve Smith Sr. returns from his ankle injury.
Free agent WR Nate Washington worked out for the Bucs on Tuesday.
The Bucs are absurdly low on receivers behind Mike Evans. Now 33, Washington caught 47 passes in 14 games for the Texans last season, averaging 14 yards per grab. He couldn't make the Patriots this summer, but might have a little something left in the tank.
The Broncos are giving Trevor Siemian more freedom at the line of scrimmage.
"We're getting more comfortable with him, letting go up to the line of scrimmage, giving him some either-or type of football plays, you go handle it, so we're growing from that standpoint," coach Gary Kubiak said Tuesday. "Trevor did a great job (Monday) night of getting our team into some great runs." Siemian's stats have leveled off after a surprisingly strong start, but he clearly has his coach's trust. First-rounder Paxton Lynch isn't a threat for the time being.
Dolphins signed S Bacarri Rambo.
Rambo is a playmaker, but extremely undisciplined. He'll occupy a spot at the back end of a secondary that just lost Reshad Jones.
Seahawks placed DT Quinton Jefferson on injured reserve with a knee injury, ending his season.
The No. 147 overall pick of the draft, Jefferson needs surgery. He went down in practice last week. The fifth-rounder had played only 22 snaps on defense this season. He won't be guaranteed a spot on the 53-man roster next season.
Free agent WR Stephen Hill has been suspended two games.
The reason is unclear. We haven't heard a peep on Hill since he couldn't survive the first round of cuts in Panthers camp.