Brian Hoyer will have surgery to repair his broken left forearm on Sunday.
Per ESPN's Adam Caplan, Hoyer is expected to miss at least eight weeks. With only nine games left on the Bears' schedule, there's a strong possibility Hoyer will be placed on season-ending IR. Matt Barkley will handle quarterback duties until Jay Cutler (thumb) is ready to return. It's a downgrade for all the Bears' receivers.
ESPN's Adam Schefter reports the Chiefs are "optimistic" Jamaal Charles (knee) can handle a "limited workload" Sunday versus New Orleans.
Schefter reports the Chiefs "want to test him pregame to make sure." Charles was already playing limited snaps, handling under 25 percent of Kansas City's downs in last week's win over Oakland. Continuing to deal with setbacks related to his surgically repaired knee, Charles is a risky RB2/flex play.
According to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, the Jets will give Geno Smith a "fair chance" to keep the starting job.
They might as well, given how poorly Ryan Fitzpatrick has played this year. Even if he struggles, which seems likely, Smith should have a relatively long leash. The Jets made the rare decision to roster four quarterbacks this season. Unfortunately none of them are any good. This year has been a disaster for the Jets and that's unlikely to change with Geno under center.
Justin Hunter will be the Bills' starting receiver opposite Marquise Goodwin Sunday at Miami.
Robert Woods (foot) isn't going to play. Hunter has caught a touchdown in back-to-back weeks and played a season-high 60% of the snaps in last week's win over San Francisco. He is worth a look as a dart-throw play for fantasy owners in wide receiver binds.
Robert Woods (foot) is out for Week 7 against the Dolphins.
He didn't practice all week and was listed as doubtful so this outcome shouldn't surprise anyone. Woods has been serving as the Bills' top receiver in Sammy Watkins' absence. Justin Hunter will draw the start in his place Sunday against Miami. Look for tight end Charles Clay to lead Buffalo in targets.
NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports Dwayne Washington (ankle) will not play against the Redskins in Week 7.
It will be his second straight absence. Washington had been expected to play after practicing all week but apparently he needs more time. With Theo Riddick (ankle) also sidelined, the Lions will roll with a backfield committee featuring Zach Zenner and Justin Forsett. Even against Washington's bottom-five run defense, neither are recommended fantasy plays.
Rams DEs Robert Quinn (shoulder) and William Hayes (ankle) are active for Week 7 against the Giants.
Hayes returned last week, but Quinn missed the last two games. Quinn's return will be a big boost for the defense, but CB Trumaine Johnson (ankle) and DT Michael Brockers (thigh) will sit out. Los Angeles also declared WR Nelson Spruce (calf), OG Jamon Brown (hand), WR Pharoh Cooper, QB Sean Mannion, and OL Pace Murphy inactive for Week 7.
Odell Beckham (hip) is officially active for Week 7 against the Rams.
Beckham will play, but there is some concern about how effective he can be. ESPN's Jordan Raanan reports he was dealing with "a good bit of pain" Saturday, and he did not warm up with the receivers. Adam Schefter reports he "doesn't look comfortable." This is unlikely to be a situation like Will Fuller's last Sunday night, who was active but did not play a snap, but Beckham could play limited snaps. Even so, he is a must-start this week. New York declared FS Darian Thompson (foot), FS Nat Berhe (concussion), RT Marshall Newhouse (calf), WR Tavarres King, QB Josh Johnson, LB Deontae Skinner, and DT Robert Thomas inactive for Week 7.