Originally posted: November 3, 2017
Washington TE Jordan Reed (hamstring) ruled out for Week 9
Friday, November 3, 2017, 2:02pm
Washington’s official Twitter account posted the news of Jordan Reed missing this week’s game against the Seattle Seahawks.
Reed’s absence means Vernon Davis will get the start at tight end versus the Seahawks this week, who may be without safety Earl Thomas.Seattle is giving up an average of 4.7 receptions and 54.9 yards per game to tight ends this season. We have Davis ranked as a top-10 tight end in all formats this week.
McDermott: Charles Clay could return in Week 10
Friday, November 3, 2017, 1:17pm
Buffalo Bills head coach Sean McDermott said today that TE Charles Clay has a good chance of returning in Week 10 versus the New Orleans Saints.
Clay hasn’t played since Week 5 because of a knee injury. Prior to his injury, Clay was an integral part of the Bills’ passing offense, where he was averaging 5.6 targets, 4 receptions, and 51.6 yards per game. Whether McDermott is confident in Clay’s return or just being wishful, fantasy owners will be happy to have another tight end to use upon his return.To show you how much of a wasteland the tight end position has been this season, Clay is the No. 16 overall TE in standard scoring leagues this season, despite playing in only five games.
Cardinals OC: time to ‘feed the beast’ in RB Adrian Peterson
Friday, November 3, 2017, 12:08pm
Cardinals OC Harold Goodwin wants the Cardinals to focus on the run game this week versus the 49ers.
“Feed the beast,” Goodwin said. “It’s like an old stove. The more wood you put in it, the hotter it gets. We’ve just got to make sure we feed him the ball so he can get comfortable.”
Peterson responded to Goodwin’s comments by saying: “I’m all about that.”
With Drew Stanton under center, it makes sense to feed Peterson with as many carries as he can handle. It’s also a great matchup for Peterson and the Cardinals running backs, as the 49ers rank 32nd in our aFPA vs. RB rankings, meaning it’s the best matchup of the week for RBs.We have Peterson ranked as our No. 11 RB in standard leagues and he comes in at No. 17 in PPR leagues. Go ahead and start him with confidence.
Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott granted request for administrative stay; will play Week 9
Friday, November 3, 2017, 10:09am
According to a tweet sent by Adam Schefter, the Second Circuit Court granted Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott a request for an administrative stay, paving the way for him to play this week versus the Kansas City Chiefs. The stay is effective only for Week 9, likely to give the court more time to review the case.
Ian Rapoport: “2nd circuit court’s ruling is not on the merits of the Ezekiel Elliott argument. It puts him on the field until a 3-judge panel decides his fate.”
Our rankings guru John Paulsen has updated his Week 9 rankings to reflect the news and has slotted Elliott in as his No. 1 ranked RB in standard leagues and No. 3 ranked RB in PPR leagues. Owners who picked up Alfred Morris with the intent of playing him for the next six weeks should hold onto him if possible. We should know the fate of Elliott’s suspension sometime next week, but the situation remains fluid.
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