The New York Jets are looking to rebound in run defense after allowing a season-high 171 rushing yards and their first 100-yard rusher in Week 6.
The secondary had been the main issue for the Jets' struggling defense, as opposing offenses had run for just 68.4 yards per game heading into Week 6. Arizona had different plans, as RB David Johnson had his way with the Jets' defensive front that was without LB David Harris (hamstring). Harris will likely return in Week 7, but the Jets D/ST will not be on the fantasy radar against Baltimore.
The Green Bay defense will be playing without CB Damarious Randall (groin) and CB Quinten Rollins (groin) on Thursday night.
The Packers already lost Sam Shields (concussion) to the injured reserve this week, so the Green Bay secondary will be thin on options when Chicago comes to town on Thursday. The Packers' top run defense was shredded in Week 6, but their pass defense now comes into focus due to the injuries. The Packers D/ST is a borderline top-12 fantasy option this week against Bears QB Brian Hoyer, who is interception-free in 189 pass attempts this season.
Terrelle Pryor (hamstring) could see limited snaps if active this week.
Coach Hue Jackson is "optimistic" on Pryor's status despite not practicing the last two days, but suggested rookie Rashard Higgins will have more of a role. Even if he plays, Pryor is shaping up as a fade. The Browns plan to have Pryor run before the end of the week to determine if he can face the Bengals.
The Associated Press' John Wawrow reports "a person with direct knowledge of LeSean McCoy's hamstring injury" told him that McCoy will be a "game-time decision" Week 7 against Miami.
This contradicts a report from ESPN's Josina Anderson, who reported McCoy isn't expected to play and could miss multiple weeks. Wawrow isn't a typical Rotoworld source, but it's worth noting nonetheless. At the end of the day, we trust Anderson's report, and the Bills will likely hold McCoy out to prevent him from further injuring his hamstring in a very winnable game against the Dolphins' bottom-barrel defense. It's a tough game for McCoy owners to miss out on, but Mike Gillislee is a very capable fill-in and an immediate plug-and-play RB2.
Texans OC George Godsey said TE C.J. Fiedorowicz's pass-game role is expanding.
"He's starting to contribute, coming up big multiple weeks in a row now with some multi-catch games. He's defining his role a little more," said Godsey. Fiedorowicz has went over 60 yards the last two games and caught the game-tying touchdown against the Colts on Sunday night. He's clearly moved ahead of Ryan Griffin as one of Brock Osweiler's preferred checkdowns. Fiedorowicz has some low-end streamer value, but shouldn't be in Week 7 lineups against Denver.
Giants K Josh Brown will not travel with the team to London for its Week 7 game against the Rams.
Brown beat his wife multiple times, and new evidence came to light Wednesday night and more continues to come out Thursday. The NFL and the Giants said they were "unaware" of the new findings, but it's been revealed this afternoon that the league actually helped Brown's now-ex-wife switch hotel rooms at the Pro Bowl in January after a drunk Brown was pounding on the room door. Brown is certain to be released in the near future. Amazing that it hasn't happened yet.
Mohamed Sanu (groin) was limited in Thursday's practice.
Sanu has dealt with minor injuries all year, but hasn't missed any games. There's been no concern over his Week 7 status. Even with a plus matchup against the Chargers, Sanu is just a low-end streamer.
Latavius Murray (toe) practiced again on Thursday.
Murray felt good after getting in a limited session on Wednesday. He seems to be over his turf toe and should be back for Sunday's game against Jacksonville. Murray will continue to share work with rookies DeAndre Washington and Jalen Richard. Fullback Jamize Olawale is also a threat to steal goal-line carries.