Final injury report
Questionable: Sam Darnold (right shoulder), Tyrod Taylor (ribs)
Thursday injury report
The most notable change to the report was Baker Mayfield getting upgraded from limited on Wednesday to full on Thursday. The chest injury remains something to track, but Mayfield appears to be on track to play on Sunday and be just about good to go.
One piece of news that will be important to track is the status of Bucs-Raiders. The game was flexed out of Sunday Night Football to an afternoon start. The reasoning is concern over a potential need to postpone the game due to Covid-19. If that happens, Tom Brady and Derek Carr would be the quarterbacks impacted.
Wednesday injury report
The biggest news of Week 7 Wednesday was Sam Darnold returning to practice. His status is unclear for Sunday, but he is making progress and would be a significant upgrade over Joe Flacco. Tom Brady and Ben Roethlisberger both were listed as DNPs, but it was not for injury reasons. We’re at the point in the season where more veterans get a day off each week as a rest day.
Limited: Sam Darnold (right shoulder), Baker Mayfield (chest)
Full: Josh Allen (left shoulder)
It looks like we have Deshaun Watson back! He led all quarterbacks in fantasy scoring in Week 7 followed closely by Matt Ryan, who also has had a huge bounce back as both quarterbacks threw four touchdowns and no interceptions. The return of a healthy Julio Jones and the boost the Falcons got from changing coaches seems to have lifted Matty Ryan back into the top fantasy quarterbacks picture.
Rushing production was the name of the game for the 3rd, 4th and 6th ranked fantasy quarterbacks as Carson Wentz, Kyler Murray and Lamar Jackson didn’t have great passing numbers, but upped their fantasy points with rushing yards and a rushing touchdown each. Wentz hasn’t looked good as a passer, but his rushing numbers have kept him from being a dud and this last week he was a Top-5 play. He also gets a nice schedule moving forward.
Sam Darnold could again have trouble playing this week with his injured shoulder. Joe Flacco could again start.
Kirk Cousins, Philip Rivers, Lamar Jackson and Tua Tagovailoa will all be resting this week. Jackson is of course the biggest loss, but Cousins and Rivers both had good fantasy days in Week 6 while we have yet to see the Dolphins rookie in extended play.
Justin Herbert, Chargers
Herbert has played well in tough matchups this season and now gets a young Jaguars defense that ranks 32nd in pass defense DVOA and 32nd in adjusted sack rate. Herbert should have plenty of time to work this week.
Matthew Stafford, Lions
Kirk Cousins threw three interceptions in the first half against the Falcons and still finished as QB8 last week. They’ve allowed an amazing 33.9 fantasy points per game to quarterbacks through six games with Teddy Bridgewater’s 313 yards and two touchdowns as the worst result so far.
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