The Rams are expected to start undrafted rookie Marcus Roberson at cornerback in Week 8 at Kansas City.
Roberson will start opposite sixth-round rookie E.J. Gaines, with Janoris Jenkins (knee) and Trumaine Johnson on the shelf. It's a boost to the matchups of Dwayne Bowe and Alex Smith. Smith is worth a look as a QB1 streamer.
Bears RCB Kyle Fuller will play through a broken hand and hip pointer in Sunday's Week 8 game at Foxboro.
We're interested to see how effective he's capable of being against Tom Brady & Co. Hips and hands are obviously crucial body parts for cornerbacks.
Browns NT Ahtyba Rubin (ankle) is listed as probable for Week 8.
The Browns previously feared Rubin might need year-ending ankle surgery, but he practiced on a limited basis this week and will give it a go Sunday versus the Raiders. The Browns are still without LE Phil Taylor (knee scope).
Despite listing him as doubtful on the injury report, Bengals coach Marvin Lewis said A.J. Green (toe) looked to be in "football form" off to the side of Friday's practice.
Green didn't actually participate, but the Bengals are ostensibly pleased with his progress. Per beat reporter Coley Harvey, Lewis "sounded a little optimistic" about Green "possibly giving it a shot Sunday." That's hard to believe considering his doubtful tag, but stranger things have happened. The Bengals are absolutely desperate for playmakers in their injury-riddled offense.
Tony Romo (ribs) returned to Cowboys practice Friday.
He'll be listed as probable on Saturday's final injury report ahead of Monday night's clash with Washington. Romo is a top-eight QB play this week.
Donnie Avery (groin) is listed as out for Week 8.
Avery is a non-factor and so are his backups.
Bears WLB Lance Briggs (ribs) is listed as doubtful for Week 8.
Chicago had all kinds of problems in coverage of Charles Clay at the second level last week, primarily due to their injuries at linebacker. They will turn back to Khaseem Greene on the weak side to start in place of Briggs.
Shonn Greene (hamstring) is listed as probable for Week 8 against the Texans.
We're tentatively expecting Bishop Sankey to remain Tennessee's lead runner, but Greene could snipe a few carries, particularly in goal-to-go situations. Greene is more of a threat to Sankey than standalone fantasy option.