Ravens TE Owen Daniels undergoes minor knee procedure
Panthers list RB Chris Ogbonnaya questionable for Sunday
Bills RB Fred Jackson officially ruled out for Week 8
Jackson sustained the injury in the previous week against the Vikings and will likely require at least two weeks of recovery. The team will likely turn to
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Julius Thomas' touchdown drought no cause for concern
After his second subpar performance in a row, we have to ask: Are you worried about
Thomas has long been dependent on touchdowns, but he has also been a touchdown machine over the last two seasons. He has at least one touchdown in five of seven games this season and 10 of 14 last season, so he has proven to be a reliable red zone option. In fact, Week 7 and 8 represents the first time he has gone two weeks in a row without scoring.
Thomas recorded nine games with less than 50 yards last season, and has four in seven games already this season, so you pretty much know what you are getting from him. He was still targeted six times overall in each of the last two games even without scoring, a solid number in line with what we have come to expect.
In other words, don't panic. That Thomas failed to score in consecutive games for the first time in two seasons is probably bad luck more than anything indicative of a changing role. He remains one of the most dangerous weapons in the league near the end zone, and should make his return there soon.
Chargers CB Verrett to 'miss some time' with shoulder issue
Verrett has one interception and 19 combined tackles on the season.
Colts RB Trent Richardson could be game-time decision
Colts' Chuck Pagano: WR Reggie Wayne will sit out Week 8
He has 38 catches for 434 yards and a touchdown this season.
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Branden Oliver now looking like less of a sure thing
After taking the league by storm with consecutive 100-yard rushing games,
Oliver rushed for just 36 yards on 13 carries in Week 8 against the Broncos, his second straight game with six or fewer Fantasy points. Though it looked like he might take the starting job and run with it, Oliver's struggles over the last two games should leave the door open for
As long as Mathews remains out, Oliver will be the go-to back in San Diego, but this is something to keep an eye on. He could remain useful in the Danny Woodhead role, however, even when Mathews is back, so don't expect Oliver to lose all his value. But he has a tough matchup on the way in Week with a Dolphins defense that is allowing just 3.70 yards per carry to running backs on the way.
Eagles in good shape heading into Week 8 game at Arizona
Those designated as questionable are center
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Keenan Allen still searching for the big play
Allen finally found the end zone for the first time all season en route to a seven-catch, 73-yard effort, which made for his best outing of the season. However, we still see some of the big issues that have limited him all season lurking in Allen's supposed breakout game.
Targets and catches have been there all season for Allen, but he hasn't done much with them, and that was still something of an issue Thursday. He had a season-high 41 yards after the catch, but that came out to an average of just 4.6 per reception. That is still down from 6.2 per catch a year ago.
Allen's role in the offense is still big enough that there is reason for confidence, but his inability to break off the big play remains troubling. Until he starts to turn that trend around, Allen's upside remains limited.
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