Eagles coach Doug Pederson said there is no legitimacy to the rumors they are interested in acquiring a wide receiver.
Obviously, Pederson could be blowing smoke up our you-know-whats, but it's worth making a note. The Eagles have been linked to Torrey Smith in recent days, and Alshon Jeffery's name has also came up in a loose "report." Smith wouldn't cost much in terms of what the Eagles would need to give up to acquire him, but his contract is an atrocity with three years left on it. The trade deadline is next Tuesday, and Eagles GM Howie Roseman has proven to be a dealer.
Chargers ILB Denzel Perryman has been named AFC Defensive Player of the Week for Week 7.
Perryman had his best game of the season against the Falcons, securing a late-game interception of Matt Ryan and then making the tackle for loss on 4th-and-1 in overtime to help set up Josh Lambo's game-winning field goal. Perryman is Pro Football Focus' No. 15 inside 'backer out of 57 qualifiers.
Giants SS Landon Collins has been named NFC Defensive Player of the Week for Week 7.
Collins picked off two Case Keenum passes in London, returning one for a touchdown, jumpstarting the Giants before halftime. His second pick set up the Giants' lone offensive touchdown. In his second season, Collins is playing lights out ball, grading out as Pro Football Focus' No. 4 safety. He's received high marks for his pass rush, coverage, and run defense.
The Tampa Bay Times' Greg Auman expects the Bucs to be "very cautious" with Doug Martin (hamstring) since Jacquizz Rodgers is performing so well in his absence.
Martin suffered a setback two weekends ago when the Bucs were coming out of their bye week, and he's again considered week to week. Rodgers has posted back-to-back 100-yard rushing games without Martin, so there's no need to rush Martin back into the fold with Rodgers and Peyton Barber proving capable short-term fill-ins. We'll see if Martin can practice Wednesday. But if not, Rodgers gets another dream spot at home against the Raiders in Week 8.
NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports Packers RB Don Jackson didn't suffer a broken hand in the Week 7 win over the Bears.
Jackson, making his NFL debut last week, received just two carries before leaving in the second quarter. The swelling has gone down, and he could play against the Falcons. But Ty Montgomery has taken over this backfield, and trade acquisition Knile Davis should have a better grip of the playbook.
NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports Dion Lewis (knee, PUP) is expected back at practice this week.
Once Lewis steps foot on the practice field, it'll open a 21-day window for the Patriots to activate him from reserve/PUP. According to RapSheet, Lewis is "doing well," but we'd consider him highly questionable for Week 8 against the Bills. It's anybody's guess when Lewis will be back, and with James White playing really well as the pass-game back, it's unclear what Lewis' role would be. He's still worth adding in 14-team leagues purely as a stash.
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 another 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.