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Nick Chubb on schedule in his rehab

Fantasy Football, NFL News
October 26, 2020

Injury Could return from MCL injury after Week 9 bye

Browns coach Kevin Stefanski said they won’t have RB Nick Chubb back this week and then they’ll see after the bye. Stefanski added Chubb is on schedule in return from injured MCL in his right knee. (Nate Ulrich on Twitter)

Nerdy Football Analysis: Kareem Hunt figures to get at least one more game (Week 8 versus the Raiders) as the featured back. Chubb and Hunt will see a mixed bag of run defenses after the bye, include highly favorable matchups the Texans, Jaguars and Jets as well as difficult ones versus the Ravens and Eagles. Owners in a position to look ahead to the fantasy playoffs should try to grab him at a slight discount, as Chubb is about as good as it gets as a pure runner.

Phillip Lindsay suffers concussion

Fantasy Football, NFL News
October 26, 2020

Injury Totaled 79 yards in Week 7 before late first-half injury

Broncos Phillip Lindsay remains in concussion protocol. #Denver7 (Troy Renck on Twitter)

Nerdy Football Analysis: Lindsay was rolling with nearly 80 yards rushing on nine carries before getting popped by Daniel Sorenson right before the two-minute warning. HC Vic Fangio told reporters Monday he was “unsure” about Lindsay’s Week 8 status, but it’s a good bet he takes a seat for one week while Melvin Gordon gets a shot in a featured role (again) versus his former team in the Chargers. Barring an unexpected setback, Lindsay should be good to go in Week 9 against the Falcons.

Christian McCaffrey returns to practice

Fantasy Football, NFL News
October 26, 2020

Injury Still considered “a long shot” to play Week 8

Christian McCaffrey changed into a red jersey for the portion of practice open to the media. He was in a baseball cap on the sideline as the team stretched and did not actively participate. (Panthers.com – Myles Simmons)

Nerdy Football Analysis: Baby steps. McCaffrey had not practiced since going down in Week 2, and it doesn’t make much sense to rush him on a short week when the team can give him another week to recover. Assuming he sits out Thursday’s game against Atlanta and ramps thing up next week, CMC will have had six full weeks to recover. In short, he should be able to hit the ground running for his fantasy owners over the second half of the season. Mike Davis figures to get one more start in Week 8.

Odell Beckham Jr. out for the year with ACL injury

Fantasy Football, NFL News
October 26, 2020

Injury injured in first quarter of Week 7

The Browns make it official, as WR Odell Beckham Jr. is out for the season with a torn ACL. His second season shortened by injury. Beckham finishes 2020 with 23 catches for 319 yards and 4 total TDs. And Cleveland is without its top WR. (Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Nerdy Football Analysis: This is a big blow for the Browns offense. Rashard Higgins filled in for Beckham and finished with a 6-110-0 line. Jarvis Landry has been bothered by injuries of his own most of the season but could see an increase in usage. The Browns tight end trio of Austin Hooper, Harrison Bryant and David Njoku (assuming he’s not traded) could also be a bigger part of the weekly gameplan moving forward.

Midfoot sprain for Chris Carson

Fantasy Football, NFL News
October 26, 2020

Injury Injury not considered to be significant

Seahawks’ RB Chris Carson has a “midfoot sprain”, per Pete Carroll. Carson will have a magnetic resonance imagining examination to determine the extent of the injury and how much time he could miss. (Adam Schefter on Twitter)

Nerdy Football Analysis: Carson left in the first half of Sunday night’s extravaganza allowing Carlos Hyde to rush for 68 yards and a score. The injury to Carson is not considered to be significant according to Seattle beat writers. Carlos Hyde could get a start in Week 8 against the 49ers.