Marvin Jones Active
Marvin Jones is officially Active on Sunday against the Packers. A late week addition to the injury report is seldom a good sign, though Jones is ready to roll against Green Bay. Already a weekly play, Jones gets a bump with Green Bay down their top corner.
Marquise Goodwin Out Sunday
Adam Schefter has reported Marquise Goodwin is out against the Cardinals with hamstring and quad injuries. A fast preseason riser, Goodwin became nothing more than a bye week hail mary play after the injury to Jimmy Garoppolo and an assortment of injuries of his own. If I have to advise you to remove Inactive players from your lineups, perhaps you should find a new hobby.
Dalvin Cook Expected To Sit
According to the latest from Ian Rapoport, Dalvin Cook is expected to sit out Week 5’s tilt with the Eagles. It may be a blessing for a fantasy owners as a gimpy Cook avoids a brutal matchup and gets a few weeks to rest his problematic hamstring. One of fantasy’s biggest disappointments to-date, Cook may become an excellent buy low if his owners are parting at a fraction of his draft cost.
Smith to see bigger workload!
With Ted Ginn being ruled out, Tre’Quan Smith is expected to see a bigger workload. The preseason darling and fantasy community favorite is just $3,400 on Fanball this week and a nice low ownership upside play to fit higher priced guys in your lineup. The game Monday night against Washington is expected to be a shootout, and Smith could find his way to a nice day or at least a big play or two.
Walton sneaky play/pickup
Mark Walton has become a nice pickup this week and for the next few weeks with Gio Bernard sidelined. Especially this week with a nice matchup and the Bengal easing Joe Mixon back in. At just $3,300 on Fanball, he might be a free space.
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Mixon To Return Sunday
Joe Mixon has been removed from the Injury Report, and will return Sunday. His return comes at a perfect time for the Bengals, as they just lost Gio Bernard for 2-4 weeks. After a short layoff, there should be not be much concern Mixon needs to be eased back into action. He can be confidently put back into lineups as the feature back on what has proven to be a productive offense.
Gio Bernard Likely Out Sunday
Per Katherine Terrell – Bengals Report for ESPN’s NFL Nation – Gio Bernard looks unlikely to play Sunday with a knee ailment. Long an underrated back, Bernard thrived in the absence of Joe Mixon. With Mixon due back Sunday and the Bengals clear commitment to making him their feature back, Bernard reverts to being a mere bench stash whose value is attached to Mixon’s health.
Hines Carving Out Big Role
An Indianapolis backfield which was being split 47 ways early in the year has gained more clarity over the past few weeks. Nyheim Hines touched the ball 22 times on Thursday night, including 7 receptions, giving him 21 receptions over the past three weeks. Marlon Mack has been unable to stay healthy and Jordan Wilkins has proved less versatile than Hines. While Robert Turbin lurks, this looks like a situation in which Hines can provide weekly value in PPR leagues.
Eric Ebron Actually Matters
After four years in Detroit which sent many fantasy owners into retirement, Eric Ebron has thrived in his new environment. Operating as the Colts de facto number one wide receiver on Thursday Night, Ebron racked up an absurd 15 targets and turned them into 9 catches for 105 yards and a pair of touchdowns. Such heavy usage will surely slow once TY Hilton and Jack Doyle get back healthy, but Ebron is a big part of this offense and Andrew Luck has elevated Tight Ends in the past. If he is somehow still lingering on your waiver wire, Ebron makes for a great add at fantasy’s thinnest position.
Gronkowski With Strong Effort
Despite looking to be on the wrong side of Questionable for part of the week, Rob Gronkowski suited up against the Colts Thursday night and posted a strong effort with 6 catches for 75 yards. It is a good sign for the Gronk and a Pats offense in general which appears to be hitting its stride as key pieces return. With a long layoff to rest his troubling ankle, Gronk should return to his dominant ways after a somewhat slow start. He’s a great buy if you can pry him from a frustrated owner.
Edelman officially activated
The Pats released Kenjon Barner ahead of Thursday nights game to make room for Julian Edelman. Rob Gronkowski also active tonight join Josh Gordon in the newly revamped Patriots passing game. The Colts come in decimated on defense having to have MLB Darius Leonard active despite knowing he won’t play just to have enough players on the roster.