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Increased role for D’Andre Swift?

Fantasy Football, NFL News
October 25, 2020

From @NFLGameDay: #Chiefs RB Le’Veon Bell has impressed in KC thus far as he prepares for his debut, while the #Lions will have an expanded role for RB D’Andre Swift. (Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Nerdy Football Analysis: Swift posted a 14-116-2 rushing line last week against the Jaguars so it wouldn’t be a surprise if his role was increased this week. The Falcons have given up the 9th most fantasy points to running backs including 4 receiving touchdowns. We can expect Adrian Peterson to remain in the mix, but this is encouraging for Swift owners.

Robert Tonyan expected to play

Fantasy Football, NFL News
October 25, 2020

Injury Ankle injury

#Packers TE Robert Tonyan, listed as questionable with an ankle injury he battled through last week, is expected to play today vs. the #Texans, source said. (Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Nerdy Football Analysis: Tonyan was limited in practice on Friday but should give it a go against the Texans in the highest total (57.0) of the week. The Texans are giving up the 10th most fantasy points to TEs through six weeks.

Aaron Jones not expected to play

Fantasy Football, NFL News
October 24, 2020

Injury Jamaal Williams and AJ Dillon will have increased roles

Aaron Jones said he was confident he could play through calf strain in Houston, but #Packers aren’t expected to push him. The plan is for Jones to not play v Texans, per sources. Jamaal Williams and AJ Dillon will have increased roles, and Dexter Williams was called up for depth. (Ryan Wood on Twitter)

Nerdy Football Analysis: Jones’ calf injury seems to be minor but the Packers are famous for erroring on the side of caution with these kind of injuries. Williams is shaping up as a mid-range RB2 play with Dillon being a Flex consideration against the Texans only because we don’t know for sure how much Dillon will be involved.

Jets activate Denzel Mims, Crowder doubtful

Fantasy Football, NFL News
October 24, 2020

Injury Groin injury for Crowder

Jets rookie wide receiver Denzel Mims is on track to make his NFL debut Sunday against Buffalo after New York activated him from injured reserve. The second-round pick out of Baylor had been sidelined since training camp with hamstring injuries. New York downgraded leading receiver Jamison Crowder to doubtful with a groin injury. (Associated Press)

Nerdy Football Analysis: Crowder missed practice on Thursday and was limited on Friday. The Doubtful tag means it’s unlikely he will suit up against the Bills in Week 7. The Jets receiving options are few and far between for fantasy owners. Breshad Perriman is worth a dart throw if you’re desparate.

Antonio Brown agrees to one-year deal with Tampa Bay

Fantasy Football, NFL News
October 23, 2020

Likely to play in Week 9

Update: Antonio Brown and the Buccaneers have reached agreement on a one-year deal, per sources.

Language still has to be finalized, COVID protocols passed, but Brown is likely to make his Bucs’ debut in Week 9 against the Saints. (Adam Schefter on Twitter)

Nerdy Football Analysis: Brown played one game in New England but only 11 days with the team before being released due to his shenanigans. Assuming he can keep his head on straight and remain active the rest of the season, his arrival in Tampa Bay is going to ding the fantasy ceilings of Mike Evans and Chris Godwin. Brown should be considered a WR3 for time being.