Royce Freeman injures ankle in Week 7

Fantasy Football, NFL News
October 18, 2018

InjuryReported high ankle sprain

RB Royce Freeman has high-ankle sprain. (Mike Klis on Twitter)

Nerdy Football Analysis: This season just doesn’t look like it is going to go Freeman’s way. In a game in which the game script could not have been better and the rookie could have seen in upwards to 20 carries, he instead suffers an injury that will almost certainly sideline him through Denver’s Week 10 bye. As a result, Phillip Lindsay should see enough of an increase in work to move into low-end RB1 territory, while Devontae Booker will likely work in a change-of-pace role.

Sanu, Ridley sit out practice Thursday

Fantasy Football, NFL News
October 18, 2018

InjuryHip and ankle injuries, respectively

Wide receivers Calvin Ridley and Mohamed Sanu left the win against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers due to injuries. Both were held out practice on Thursday. (atlantafalcons.com)

Nerdy Football Analysis: With Atlanta playing on Monday night, Thursday was the first practice of the week for the Falcons. At the moment, there seems to be more optimism Ridley will play than Sanu. If either one is forced to sit, owners should be able to count on more targets for Julio Jones and Austin Hooper. The Giants have been good against receivers and tight ends, but matchups mean little to Jones. While Hooper probably needs to be started in most leagues, his recent run of productivity could come to an end.

T.Y. Hilton back at practice

Fantasy Football, NFL News
October 17, 2018

InjuryHamstring injury

T.Y. Hilton returns to practice as a full participant: http://indcolts.co/W46vpI (Colts on Twitter)

Nerdy Football Analysis: His full participation suggests he’s on track to play in Week 7 against the Bills with Hilton saying prior to practice “my less (than 100 percent) is better than a lot of people.” We should get a clearer picture of his true health by Friday evening, but he’ll probably be safe to start in fantasy leagues this week.