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Bucs SS T.J. Ward expressed frustration with his lack of playing time following the Week 7 loss to the Bills.

"I did not come here to rotate," Ward said. "I did not come here to be a part-time player." Fellow free-agent signing DT Chris Baker had similar thoughts on Twitter, saying, "FACTS. I feel the same way, bro." Ward played just 24 snaps against Buffalo, fewer than both Chris Conte and Justin Evans. Ward is averaging just 33 snaps per game. Baker is in the same boat, playing just 28 snaps per week. The Bucs gave Ward $5 million after he was released by the Broncos at final cuts. 30-year-old Baker got $9 million guaranteed as a priority signing in March. The Bucs have given up at least 30 points in three of their last five games.
Oct 22 - 11:01 PM

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports Colts first-round FS Malik Hooker is done for the season with a torn ACL and MCL suffered Week 7 against the Jaguars.

Brutal. The 15th overall pick in April's draft, Hooker had to be carted off the field Sunday, suggesting something serious like this was coming down the chute. An absolute ballhawk on the back end, Hooker picked off three passed his first six games before going down early in Week 7. Darius Butler and T.J. Green are going to have to fill in the rest of the way. Hooker should be ready by next year's training camp. The Colts are expected to get SS Clayton Geathers (neck, PUP) back soon.
Oct 22 - 10:50 PM

Giovani Bernard caught 1-of-3 targets for -1 yards while rushing three times for eight yards.

In a game the Bengals' were trailing for the majority of, Bernard led their running back trio in snaps with 23. Bernard can be dropped in most leagues.
Oct 22 - 9:33 PM

Thomas Rawls went for 36 yards on 11 carries while catching one-of-two targets for 16 yards Sunday in the Seahawks’ Week 7 win over the Giants.

He and Eddie Lacy both saw 12 touches in the victory. Seven of Rawls’ 11 carries came after halftime as the Seahawks were able to kill clock once they gained the lead. Rawls was given the ball on third-and-goal from the two-yard line late in the first quarter, but couldn’t punch it into the end zone. Avery Moss forced a Rawls fumble later in the first half, which was quickly scooped up by All-Pro safety Landon Collins. Mistakes like that won’t help Rawls as he seeks to stay ahead of Lacy in Seattle’s backfield committee. Rawls will try to redeem himself against the Texans in Week 8.
Oct 22 - 9:30 PM

C.J. Prosise suffered a sprained ankle in Week 7 against the Giants.

Prosise re-injured his ankle in pass protection on his first play of the game. He saw just two snaps before exiting. The setback puts Prosise's Week 8 status up in the air.
Oct 22 - 9:28 PM

J.D. McKissic registered 10 yards on three carries while securing two catches for 23 yards on two targets Sunday in the Seahawks’ Week 7 win over the Giants.

McKissic assisted Russell Wilson on a flea flicker touchdown in the fourth quarter but otherwise had a quiet afternoon. C.J. Prosise wound up playing just two snaps after aggravating his ankle injury, which allowed McKissic to maintain his role on passing downs. Fantasy owners would be wise to avoid Seattle’s backfield committee if possible.
Oct 22 - 9:26 PM

Paul Richardson corralled both of his targets for 61 yards and a touchdown Sunday in the Seahawks’ Week 7 win over the Giants.

Richardson saved his best for last by pulling in a 38-yard touchdown on a perfectly executed flea flicker by Russell Wilson. That touchdown put the game out of reach as the Seahawks buried New York with a 14-point fourth quarter. Richardson continues to be a big play threat for the Seahawks but his volatility makes him a difficult player to trust on a week-to-week basis. He’s now scored in three of his last five games and will aim to make it four out of six next week at home against the Texans.
Oct 22 - 9:25 PM

Tyler Lockett reeled in four-of-seven targets for 29 yards while contributing 15 yards on three carries Sunday in the Seahawks’ Week 7 win over the Giants.

Lockett came down with what appeared to be a 27-yard touchdown in the second quarter but pushed off on the play and was flagged for offensive pass interference. He hurt himself after getting tangled up with Eli Apple in the end zone on another play but returned almost immediately. Lockett still offers huge playmaking ability but so far that hasn’t translated into the fantasy realm. He gets the Texans at home in Week 8.
Oct 22 - 9:24 PM

Eddie Lacy posted 34 rushing yards on 11 carries while catching his lone target for a nine-yard gain Sunday in the Seahawks’ Week 7 win over the Giants.

Thomas Rawls got the first carry of the day but Lacy caught a nine-yard pass from Russell Wilson for his only catch on the very next play. He and Rawls split work right down the middle with both players receiving 12 touches. With Chris Carson (leg) done for the year, that’s probably the way it will be going forward. Rawls received all the goal-line work in Week 7, which obviously isn’t promising for Lacy owners. Even with bye weeks starting to set in, the one-dimensional Lacy remains a desperation RB3/4 with little upside.
Oct 22 - 9:22 PM

Doug Baldwin snared nine catches for 92 yards and a touchdown on 12 targets Sunday in the Seahawks’ Week 7 win over the Giants.

Baldwin was hampered by a groin injury leading into the Seahawks’ Week 6 bye but looked refreshed and better than ever Sunday at Metlife Stadium, a venue where he has always thrived. The highlights included a 32-yard grab where he used a stutter step to gain separation from Janoris Jenkins and later a 22-yard touchdown versus Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie in the second half. Baldwin doesn’t have a great upcoming schedule with matchups looming against Josh Norman, Patrick Peterson and Jalen Ramsey a bit further down the line, but his track record suggests he’ll be able to maintain WR2 status through the worst of it. Baldwin gets the Texans at home in Week 8.
Oct 22 - 9:21 PM

Jeremy Hill rushed four times for seven yards in the Bengals' Week 7 loss to the Steelers.

Hill only played on nine of 51 total snaps. He'll continue to be used in a limited role and has little fantasy value.
Oct 22 - 9:20 PM

Jimmy Graham nabbed three-of-six targets for 51 yards and a touchdown Sunday in the Seahawks’ Week 7 win over the Giants.

He salvaged the week for fantasy owners by beating Eli Apple for a two-yard touchdown late in the fourth quarter, but Sunday was otherwise a day of missed opportunities for Graham. He dropped a touchdown pass on fourth-and-goal early in the second quarter and later let another ball slip through his fingers on a play where he had nothing but green grass in front of him. It’s been a disappointing year relative to expectations for Graham, though he has scored a touchdown in two straight games after going his first four weeks without one. He’ll be a TE1 against the Texans in Week 8.
Oct 22 - 9:19 PM

Russell Wilson completed 27-of-39 passes for 334 yards and three touchdowns while adding 10 yards on two carries Sunday in the Seahawks’ Week 7 win over the Giants.

He was sacked one for a loss of 13 yards. The Seahawks snoozed through the first half but were brilliant after halftime as Wilson spread the wealth with three second-half touchdowns. He connected with Doug Baldwin on a 22-yard touchdown for his first score before uncorking another touchdown in the fourth quarter, this time on a 38-yard flea flicker to Paul Richardson. With the game already in hand, Wilson padded his stats by hitting Jimmy Graham for a two-yard score on his final play from scrimmage. Wilson could have had an even bigger day but overthrew a wide-open Baldwin on what would have been a 63-yard touchdown late in third quarter. Equipped with one of the league’s strongest arms and still mobile as ever, Wilson remains a near-impossible assignment for opposing defenses. He’ll get the Texans at home in Week 8.
Oct 22 - 9:18 PM

Orleans Darkwa tallied 35 yards on nine carries while absorbing three catches for 13 yards on three targets Sunday in the Giants’ Week 7 loss to the Seahawks.

A week after miraculously going for 117 rushing yards in an upset win over Denver, Darkwa was rendered a non-factor against Seattle. New York’s offense never got anything going on Sunday and neither did Darkwa, who was bottled up from the opening snap. He led the backfield with 12 touches, which was 10 fewer than he saw last week against the Broncos. Darkwa remains the Giants’ most usable back for fantasy purposes, but obviously that’s not a high bar to clear. He’ll be an RB3 consideration when the Giants return from their bye in Week 9.
Oct 22 - 9:16 PM

Shane Vereen delivered four yards on two carries while adding three catches for two yards on four targets Sunday in the Giants’ Week 7 loss to the Seahawks.

Once considered the Giants’ go-to back on passing downs, Vereen has fallen off the face of the Earth the last two weeks, totaling just 10 yards on six touches during that span. He seems to have fallen well behind Orleans Darkwa and Wayne Gallman in New York’s backfield pecking order. Reduced to a change-of-pace option in one of the league’s worst offenses, Vereen’s name doesn’t carry much fantasy weight these days.
Oct 22 - 9:14 PM


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