NFL News

Devonta Freeman placed on IR

Fantasy Football, NFL News
October 16, 2018

InjuryGroin surgery

Big loss from Falcons as they are going to place Devonta Freeman on IR today (Jay Glazer)

Nerdy Football Analysis: In addition to his groin, Freeman has suffered a foot injury in 2018. He’s eligible to return from the IR given we’re heading into Week 6 he has very little fantasy value at this point. Tevin Coleman and Ito Smith should share the bulk of the running back duties moving forward.

Aaron Rodgers hoping to shed knee brace after bye

Fantasy Football, NFL News
October 16, 2018

InjuryPackers QB sharp on MNF despite nagging injury

Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) on Twitter: “#Packers QB Aaron Rodgers says he told the doctor he’d like to take the brace off his knee after the bye, but have to see how it responds, likely get another MRI.”

(Twitter)

Nerdy Football Analysis: Rodgers was sharp during the Monday Night Football matchup with the 49ers, hitting receivers in stride on a few big plays and delivering a game-winning drive capped by a Mason Crosby FG as time expired. even with the lingering knee issues, he and Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes are basically the top two fantasy QBs and are essentially matchup-proof.

Josh Allen (elbow) not starting Week 7

Fantasy Football, NFL News
October 16, 2018

InjuryBills rookie QB sidelined, no starter announced

Dianna Russini (@diannaESPN) on Twitter: “Bills rookie QB Josh Allen will not start this Sunday and there is concern he will miss weeks per sources”

Thrust into the game in relief of Josh Allen, Nathan Peterman completed 6-of-12 passes for 61 yards, one touchdown, and two interceptions in the Bills’ Week 6 loss to the Texans. They also signed Derek Anderson, who could get the start in Week 7, though the starter has not been announced. (Twitter)

Nerdy Football Analysis: The Bills are in a quandary, and whomever starts in Week 7, he will be a huge risk — even in DFS. Avoid this situation if you can.

Breida and Garcon expected to play

Fantasy Football, NFL News
October 15, 2018

InjuryBoth listed as questionable for MNF

49ers’ RB Matt Breida (shoulder, ankle), WR Pierre Garcon (shoulder, knee) and TE George Kittle (knee) — all listed as questionable for tonight’s game in Green Bay against the Packers — all are expected to play, per source. (Adam Schefter on Twitter)

Nerdy Football Analysis: We expected Breida to miss this game as he’s been nursing a sprained ankle since Week 5. It’s unclear how big a role Breida will play tonight making him difficult to trust in fantasy lineups. His availability pulls down Alfred Morris’ value as well.

D’Onta Foreman not quite ready yet

Fantasy Football, NFL News
October 15, 2018

InjuryUnlikely to return from PUP in Week 7

Bill O’Brien on D’Onta Foreman (Achillies’) if they’ll activate him this week: ‘I would say probably no.’ (Houston Chronicle – Aaron Wilson)

Nerdy Football Analysis: Recent reports had Foreman returning to action as soon as he was eligible to come off the PUP list this week, but the Texans may wait a few more weeks to do so. Teams have 21 days to activate a player off PUP to the active roster once he begins practicing, and Houston needs what he has to offer, so he’ll almost certainly be back when sooner than later. He should be stashed in most leagues, as he stands a great shot at becoming the starter before the end of the season.