OBJ Out Sunday
Per Ralph Vacchiano on Twitter, Odell Beckham Jr. did not travel with the Giants to Washington and will miss Sunday’s game. If you picked this week to stop drinking, you may want to re-consider. This is a crushing blow to owners who were relying on OBJ in the first round of the playoffs. Both Sterling Shepard and Evan Engram get a bump with the Giants’ top receiver out.
Chris Conley Locked Into Larger Role
Sammy Watkins is out for the rest of the regular season, meaning Chris Conley will continue to see regular snaps for the league’s most explosive offense. With 15 targets over the past 2 weeks, Conley is seeing volume and has been productive with it, racking up 10 receptions and 3 touchdowns. Sans Watkins, he is a weekly flex option and a must-add wherever he is available. I will take Kelvin Benjamin seriously when he takes himself seriously.
Sammy Watkins Suffers Setback
No stranger to foot injuries, Sammy Watkins has suffered a setback to in his rehab from his most recent foot ailment, knocking him out for the rest of the regular season. Obviously, his redraft value is shot and there’s no need to stash him and hope for a late-season return. An annual tease, Watkins had found some consistency in the Chiefs’ offense this year when healthy; his injury issues continue to cast a cloud of his long-term viability. We’ll likely see Watkins next for the Chiefs’ first playoff game.
Chiefs Add Kelvin Benjamin
While the Chiefs add him, we recommend you stay far away from Benjamin on the Waiver Wire. The former 1st Round Pick out of Florida State has been an abomination since leaving Carolina. Undrafted free agent Robert Foster and second-year wideout Zay Jones have thrived with Benjamin out of the way in Buffalo; it seems clear Benjamin’s game is suited for a very specific offensive setting. Mostly, we’re interested to see him running at full speed next to Tyreek Hill. NFL crews may need to add another cameraman to hang back with Kelvin.
Chris Carson Gets In Limited Practice
Chris Carson was able to get in a limited practice Thursday, putting him right in line to tote the rock as the Seattle lead back come Monday night. His finger ailment appears to be truly of the minor variety. Even in a tough matchup and with Rashaad Penny gaining steam, Carson is a volume-based RB2.
Smith’s career in jeopardy
Alex Smith has remained hospitalized after his brutal broken leg and has had an infection from the multiple surgeries. This doesn’t look good for Smith’s career.
Goodwin set to return
After taking some time off to deal with depression and anxiety, Marquise Goodwin is back at practice and set to return this week.
Trubisky should be good to go
Mitchell Trubisky is now practicing in full and should be good to go for this week’s game against the Rams after missing two games. We will see how well the Bears can keep the Rams down, but in all likelyhood Trubisky may be playing from behind.
Darnold is back
Sam Darnold is set to make his return this week against a Bills defense that has been really good this season. It’ll be a tough matchup and he is not a good streaming option.
Hamilton to take over slot
Dynasty darling, DaeSean Hamilton is set to take over slot duties with Emmanuel Sanders now out for the season. This offense might stutter a little bit and we will need to see this offense before recommending him or Tim Patrick as anything more than good matchup dart throws.
Sanders hurt in practice
UPDATE: He has suffered a torn achilles and is done for the season.
Emmanuel Sanders rolled his ankle in practice and his availability for this week is now in doubt. If out, Courtland Sutton could be a target hog. It’s hard to speculate on Sanders just yet, though.
D’onta Foreman Activated Off PUP
Houston has activated 2017 3rd round pick D’onta Foreman from the PUP list. While there is theoretically some handcuff potential given Alfred Blue has posted the quietest 128 carries in NFL history, there is little reason to expect Foreman makes a major impact down the stretch. Lamar Miller has finally found his niche in the Houston backfield in Year 3, and there is little reason to believe the red-hot Texans change their formula. Foreman remains a dynasty stash but a redraft afterthought.